Well, I finally received an April Flyer. I think Squadron needs an
editor, On page 2 Roden's 1/48 scale Viper engined SE.5 is listed at
$26.09. On page 5 the same kit is listed at $17.96, $8+ difference.
I notice they have the Italerii 1/48 scale JAS39A "Gripen" kit listed.
I've never had a chance to look at this one, has anyone out there seen
the kit and how is it?
Went to the website tonight. April is ~finally~ downloaded. However the
MiniArt Studio 1:16 French knight is still a no-show (despite being in
the flyer) and the same scale Burgundian knight doesn't reflect the
sale price. Maybe I'll phone them tomorrow.......
Mine just got here about two o'clock today. Darn that Front Page with
just about everything that there is in the Me-262 line. Geee , Now i've
got to go see what's left in the account ...LOL
... Carl ..........
Caught that too. Noticed the 1 1/2 strutters going for $26 when the
shops have them for $18.
There's also the blurb about the Me262 being the first jet warplane in
service when the Meteor beat it by a month or two.
Some googling shows the Meteors first flight on March 5,1943,and first
deliveries to 616 squadron on July 12 1944,first action on July 27
against the V-1s.
Me 262 first flight with a prop on April 18,1941,and under jet power on
July 18 1942.Service entry is listed as August 1944 on one site,and "3
weeks before the Meteor" on another.
The 262 is tops of my lists of favorites so I may actually have to make
an order to squadron,even though lately the catalog has been wanting.
Yup. I've been going back and fourth over buying the big one from
Trumpeter. Looks like a great kit...but I'm trying to do all my WWII
"German firsts" subjects in 1/48, and I already have a Tamiya
..oh, well...one more 1/32 kit onto the pile.