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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #195 on: November 16, 2016, 06:24:17 am »
Yup saw them at Telford, there are 3 boxings
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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #196 on: November 18, 2016, 03:54:37 pm »
Now that's box art !

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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #197 on: December 08, 2016, 02:01:04 am »
Stumbled across this interesting USAF Firefly, built in the Ukraine(!):



Found here: http://www.ebay.de/itm/Navy-fighter-WW-II-Firefly-Mk-I-1-72-built-/112227008668?hash=item1a2140409c:g:72IAAOSw2xRYPupL

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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #198 on: December 08, 2016, 06:03:37 am »
That Firefly is a nice clean, crisp build  :thumbsup:
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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #199 on: December 09, 2016, 12:33:54 am »
Came across this "whif-out-of-the-box": a conversion set for a Ju 290 as post-WWII airliner in Lufthansa service (the Revell kit with extra parts):



Nice, but a bit pricey... http://www.ebay.de/itm/Junkers-Ju-290-1-72-/142179115857?hash=item211a892351:g:m1AAAOSw0OBYKYO2

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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #200 on: December 09, 2016, 03:16:37 am »
Came across this "whif-out-of-the-box": a conversion set for a Ju 290 as post-WWII airliner in Lufthansa service (the Revell kit with extra parts):
Nice, but a bit pricey... http://www.ebay.de/itm/Junkers-Ju-290-1-72-/142179115857?hash=item211a892351:g:m1AAAOSw0OBYKYO2
I built this back in 2009. Looks very nice built up.


http://airwar1946.nl/whif/L46-JU290.htm

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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #201 on: December 11, 2016, 11:17:30 am »
Nice - and actually what the plane was designed for.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #202 on: December 14, 2016, 04:09:33 pm »
Great stuff. Love the camo Firefly !

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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #203 on: March 12, 2017, 12:01:43 am »
Currently on ebay.de:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/361918053932?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
http://www.ebay.fr/itm/361918000628?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

(don't want to steal ebay's photos)
Those are T-28 and T-35 russian tanks in 1/87 by Kopro/Premo, maybe now Roco.
Doubtless whifs (and absurd ones, IMO).
BUT, my question is: do other members think is correct to SELL whifs without telling they are fantasy?
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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #204 on: March 12, 2017, 01:28:07 am »
They look like toys to me, not models, &, as we all know, toys can look a bit like real things without having to be really anything.
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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #205 on: March 12, 2017, 05:03:14 am »

BUT, my question is: do other members think is correct to SELL whifs without telling they are fantasy?

I agree with Old Wombat that if selling toys then it's a different market and therefore you don't need to note it. However if selling it as a scale model then you definitely need some sort of note eg : What If Model or Project, something along those lines anyway. Not everyone is aware of these things especially if dabbling in a subject they don't usually do. My knowledge of armour subjects for instance is quite basic, especially post WWII.
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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #206 on: March 12, 2017, 07:31:11 am »
Those are being sold as models (on ebay.de the main category Modellbau is entirely separate from the Spielzeug one) and the kits/models they originate from are considered models. He is offering those and many others as "scratchbuilt", "only one in the world".
BTW the T-28 and T-35 tanks he used are pre-war russian mult-turret tanks, cumbersome and quite useless:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-35
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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #208 on: March 12, 2017, 08:35:02 pm »
That Tiger looks nicely done.

I pity the loader and the gunner though - there's no place left in the turret for them to even stand - let alone be out of the gun's recoil...
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Re: Whiffs on Ebay
« Reply #209 on: March 26, 2017, 07:02:33 am »
Love that fire engine thing ! Says Roco 1:87 those are HO scale models no ?

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