Sunday, December 29, 2013

For Al

Good evening,

Since Al expressed a desire to see something other than HOTT (!), more specifically some WW2 toys, here, just for Al, all covered in sequins...



I always think the Stuka is smiling at this angle!




These Hobby Boss kits were designed to be modeled wheels down (makes sense I guess, they don't supply a pilot...but do a quite lovely cockpit...), I had to file down the tires to fit the wheel wells. I also had to chop out the sticky-outy bit of the leg covers (they must compress over themselves when resting the weight of the a/c on the ground) and then fill in the gaps.


Speaking of filler, this BF-109 didn't fit together quite as well as the Dora, so I added some filler to those bits too.



These'll be for Spearhead and/or Crossfire to go up against the Kiwis in Greece and Crete.
















Now I've just got to wait for this jolly drizzle to stop so's I can spray the undercoat outside...

Nick

18 comments:

  1. Thanks for the thought mate, that's an excellent kit you have there. I only have an old Airfix JU87b, certainly not up to the same standard as these

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    1. No worries Al!

      This is an Airfix kit, recent box, but no idea when the moulds were done. A03030A.

      Love the Hobby Boss stuff, in spite of the wheels down thing.

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    2. No more HotT?? Gah.. Al.. how could you..

      I found two 1/44th die cast aircraft for WW2.. for use in HotT... keep watching.. I have a German WW2 HotT army coming... using some spare painted German figures .. yeehaaaaa

      R

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    3. lol, obviously me just showing my ignorance Robin :)

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  2. OOps// 1/144th.. otherwise rather large
    R

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    1. Yes, I saw them. Quite like the 262...though, how are you going to take off the wheels?

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    2. Wheels??? PPPfftttt.. who cares.. wheels are wheels..

      Aerial hero is Aerial hero... a troop type I don't have in an army yet.. but NOW!!! Mwahahahahahahaha

      R

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    3. Aerial Hero is AN Arial Hero Robin.

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    4. Only if you like that font.... touche!!!! :-)
      R

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  3. Nice kits and yes this drizzle is damned annoying. I ended up spraying stuff under a tree that gives good cover a couple of days ago, but stood on a fallen branch which jumped up and knocked everything over just as it was sprayed... Aaagh!

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  4. A bit of rain on the East Coast...I shall watch the news for the latest update!

    Sterling progress on all fronts Nick. They will make a great (Bad actually for the Kiwi's) pair.

    Model on.

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    1. I know. Jolly inconvenient stuff, all this wet! However do you cope over yonder?!

      Thanks Paul, looks like there's a break in the weather this morning so I'll hopefully get some undercoating done.

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  5. Nice planes - they should prove handy on the table top!

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    1. Well, I hope so. Mind you, I also hope not - depends on which army I'm playing!

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