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Hi Dave, thanks for the info. It is indeed those spindly outriggers that set off the fiddly alarm. 🙂 I´m only getting three Rufes so hopefully my patience can last that long!
A particularly timely topic from you as I am winding up my Pacific forces and float planes are already in my Scotia basket. How fiddly were the Rufe and Jake to assemble?
Your work is once again fantastic and it´s always a pleasure to read your posts.
Thoroughly entertaining read, and of course the paint jobs are up to your usual outstanding standard. I had just sat down with a cup of coffee when your post popped up, and so perfect timing on your part. 🙂
Btw, it would be a pity to paint over the JU52 and Condor!
There´s also a Bag the Hun supplement, Bag the Mig. I´ve not played it, but I am a huge fan of BtH, which meets all seven of your requirements. And they are perfect for solo gaming.
Good luck with the project, I am quite tempted to try Korea as well, with those Panthers and Sabres and Migs, what fun!
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Very entertaining, thanks Zippy! And the planes look great!
Great work! Your posts are always full of wonderful stuff. I have also been thinking about doing Finland, as well as China, just to have a chance to put together such a fun, eclectic, bunch of aircraft.
So what´s next on the horizon? I think you are running out of airforces!23/09/2018 at 17:34 in reply to: Can anyone help to ID this little 1:300 scale aircraft #99972
I can´ t tell, is that an open cockpit? If so, then my idea for the Lockheed is absurd. 🙂23/09/2018 at 14:34 in reply to: Can anyone help to ID this little 1:300 scale aircraft #99966
As you said, the nose is most certainly wrong for the Storch and it doesn´t work for Spirit of St.Louis either. The landing gear isn´t in the right place for the Dragonfly, so my guess would be a Lockheed Vega, what do you think? It is very possible I am wrong, but if that isn´t what it is, it could be used for one. 🙂
Wonderful stuff Dave! Like Zippy, I really love those 30s birds, regardless of their performance, they just look so cool. 🙂
Nice models, thanks for posting. I particularly like that Albatros!
Hi Dave, really lovely work! The camo is amazing, but I really love that RO 57 and Z.506. They are both very sexy Italian! And, as usual, your free hand ability with a paint brush is to be envied.
I have a lot of H and R stuff for WWI and like them very much. I would get more from Andy for WWII but nowadays the postage and handling makes it prohibitively expensive. Thank God for Scotia!
Amazing work Dave! Fortunately I have no plans to do the Italians, because I would never be able to do that lovely camo like you do. I also enjoy the write ups on the history of the aircraft, so thanks again for the great posts!
Thanks for the roundel tips Dave, I´m short of decals and might have to give it a try.
Zippy if the struts you´re working with are like the ones that come with the WWI planes, then I highly recommend replacing them with some sort of wire. Like I said above, I simply used the staples that closed the pack and then clipped them to size.
Lovely biplane goodness Dave! I especially like those Swordfish. What is your secret (apart from talent) for painting those nice round roundels?
I have quite a few WWI stuff from Heroics and Ros, and while I like them fine I must say they were fiddly as hell to get together. I had to replace the struts with pieces of the staples that sealed the bags, and the landing gear really put my patience to test. However once they were all together they were nice models.
So how fiddly were yours? I suspect that Walrus would be quite a chore!
Ha ha, Dave we are kindred spirits when it comes to storage. I have not yet advanced to the zippy bags though, nice idea. 🙂 A lot of my gaming buddies have all sorts of wonderful boxes to house their collections, but being a poor teacher I would much rather spend my money on toys (and whisky too) rather than what to put them in. So I collect every box that comes into my house and throw them in the game room. Fortunately I live alone so no one is here to bitch about it, but from time to time even I can see that it might be time to start throwing boxes out.
As for pictures, I will see what I can come up with, but keep in mind that my stuff compared to yours is like comparing a doodle to the Mona Lisa!
Hi Dave, how do you store all these planes? My previous planes were stored in a multi-compartment box for storing screws and the like, but with my latest batch I have officially outgrown this. Plus the B-17s are enormous and won´t fit in any of the compartments anyway! Right now I have my newly finished Luftwaffe sitting in a shoe box, a most embarrassing arrangement to be sure. 🙂
Also, do you finish them with anything? I normally use Vallejo matte varnish, just curious.
I just got Early War Luftwaffe from Hataka, and US Navy and USMC from AK Interactive. Won’t try them out until next weekend, but it surely made the shopping easier compared to putting the colors together myself. Laziness is a big factor in our lovely little hobby.
Hi Dave, it´s always a pleasure to see your stuff, thanks so much for posting!
I really love the French aircraft, especially those wonderful bombers, and they will for sure be in my next Scotia order. As for the MB200, I think you are being a bit hard on the old girl. She has a magnificent mid-thirties look that is kind of like what I used to draw as a generic bomber when I was a kid. Okay, the 451s and 631s were sexier, it´s true, but the MB200 looked like something out of The Shape of Things to Come. 🙂
As usual, great work with the paint jobs, I totally envy your free hand skills.
Great stuff Dave, thanks very much for posting!
Outstanding (as usual)! I am cringing when I ask this, but I suppose everything on these lovely models was hand painted? Regardless, really nice work Dave, and thanks for sharing, it´s a real treat.16/03/2018 at 22:48 in reply to: Going from Multiple Scales/Sizes to a Single Scale #86701
It ain´t easy!16/03/2018 at 13:52 in reply to: Going from Multiple Scales/Sizes to a Single Scale #86677
About five years ago I went completely to 1/72 (for land) and have no problem with staying that way.
I have been tempted lately every time I´m in the toy shop (which is embarrassingly often for a man my age) by those big bags of knights, you know the ones, silver and gold, and think how much fun those could be. I reckon they´re around 54mm or so, and there´s even a set with a castle. Hmmm………..
This was my first order with them and I was extremely satisfied. My first batch, a few years ago, were from Heroics and Ros. I liked the models well enough, but when I went to order more the price of postage within the EU was enough to kill the deal. Fortunately Scotia are much more reasonable in that area, and to my delight I find I even like the planes more. Highly recommended!
This was surprisingly entertaining! You´re right, the aerial stuff was quite well done with nice special effects. Thanks for posting!
Inspiring indeed, as I have 60 Scotia planes waiting for me for BoB and Midway. And along with inspiring, not a little bit demotivating. 🙂
Looking forward to seeing more!
I once (really, it was only once!) used 6mm trucks to bring 10mm infantry into battle. And just today I used a 1/72 P-26 to fly high over my 28mm pulp game. I have no shame.
How about something retro-ish, like:
For gamers in the know!