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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #105 on: March 03, 2018, 03:25:41 am »
Which Mauler Kit do you have Chris?
And what is it like please.
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #106 on: March 03, 2018, 03:37:44 am »
I've the ACE kit mate. Definitely limited run, not to much flash on mine but some of the smaller parts look a little chunky ? Lot of etch, most of which looks way to fiddly for me to use. Can't comment on fit as I've done now't but look at it on the many sprues, another sign of it's limited run background ?
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #107 on: March 03, 2018, 03:49:54 am »
Early or late?
Please say late with the three torpedos...
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #108 on: March 03, 2018, 03:55:41 am »
Your'e making me go in my freezing model room deliberately, aren't you ?  ;) Late, with the 3 torpedo's
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #109 on: March 03, 2018, 04:05:37 am »
And what do the decals...nah, just kidding.   ;D

Thanks.  I was looking at them on line earlier and wondered what they were like.  They built more than I expected and kept some in service until '53 IIRC.
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #110 on: March 03, 2018, 07:50:11 am »
Oooooooo... It's quite a treat logging back in after some absence, finding the current GB being right up my alley. So many ideas. So much plastic. So little time...  :-X
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #111 on: March 03, 2018, 08:02:07 am »
I've the ACE kit mate. Definitely limited run, not to much flash on mine but some of the smaller parts look a little chunky ? Lot of etch, most of which looks way to fiddly for me to use. Can't comment on fit as I've done now't but look at it on the many sprues, another sign of it's limited run background ?

If the ACE aeroplane kits are anything like their AFV kits then the fit will be 'interesting' but not unbuildable by someone of reasonable skill. I believe Chrisonord has some opinions on the fit of ACE AFV kits which may or may not be postable in full on a family forum...
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #112 on: March 04, 2018, 04:33:45 pm »
Okay mods, I would like a ruling on this one. The only parts glued together are the two nose halves and two tail halves, but that's a significant  number of parts for this kit. There are upper and lower wing halves which also have the fuselage centre section, two tailplanes, some engine pod parts, canopy, and a blob of clear plastic masquerading as a nose transparency. Plus the stand, there is no landing gear.



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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #113 on: March 05, 2018, 02:02:55 am »
Would it be acceptable to enter my AZ SR.53, the one I was fiddling with at Huddersfield?

I've glued the wings to the fuselage and the cockpit has been put together. That's about it.

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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #114 on: March 05, 2018, 02:08:55 am »
Jeepers, that Lincoln Canberra takes me back.

I bought one and my Dad said I shouldn't build it, he said it looked NOTHING like a Canberra.  ;D

I did though.
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #115 on: March 05, 2018, 02:18:43 am »
Okay mods, I would like a ruling on this one. The only parts glued together are the two nose halves and two tail halves, but that's a significant  number of parts for this kit. There are upper and lower wing halves which also have the fuselage centre section, two tailplanes, some engine pod parts, canopy, and a blob of clear plastic masquerading as a nose transparency. Plus the stand, there is no landing gear.





I'm tempted to allow this ONLY if you paint the markings inside the raised lines like they intended you to...
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #116 on: March 05, 2018, 05:13:37 am »
Okay mods, I would like a ruling on this one. The only parts glued together are the two nose halves and two tail halves, but that's a significant  number of parts for this kit. There are upper and lower wing halves which also have the fuselage centre section, two tailplanes, some engine pod parts, canopy, and a blob of clear plastic masquerading as a nose transparency. Plus the stand, there is no landing gear.


We have conferred and we're going to allow this, on the basis that the amount of work you've done vs the amount of work you've got in front of you makes it a relatively small step... ;D
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #117 on: March 05, 2018, 06:10:07 am »
Which Mauler Kit do you have Chris?
And what is it like please.

Just for comparison. I have the Siga 1/72 Mauler which I'm building for the Allies '46 GB on BTS. The kit is probably typical of short run. There are some problems with the fit and some of the detail parts are rather crudely molded. But with a little work with a file and sandpaper it actually fits rather well. It also has some pretty good engraved panel lines, not over done. There are two versions of the kit. One is the early prototype and test version and a later operational version. The operational version comes with a weapons spruce that contains bombs, 11.75 in rockets, 5 in rockets, and three torpedoes.

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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #118 on: March 05, 2018, 08:34:05 am »
We have conferred and we're going to allow this, on the basis that the amount of work you've done vs the amount of work you've got in front of you makes it a relatively small step... ;D

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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #119 on: March 05, 2018, 08:38:47 am »
I'm tempted to allow this ONLY if you paint the markings inside the raised lines like they intended you to...
 ;D

Might have to, not sure if anyone has ever made decals for what I plan on doing with it!
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