off-topic (not spam)

I thought I'd break up the endless on-topic rip-off watch adds,to what
must now be a shoppers newsgroup :)
Nothing great here...what's anyone working on?
I just finished the C A Atkins metal Hurricane prototype. I'm off-
subject a little this week, my lady has asked me to paint a miniature
ceramic house. My next real project will probably be a KP 1/72 Spit
IX, only because it's already sitting here open.
ok...back to our subject...
anyone know where I can get knock-off clothes cheap? ;)
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eyeball
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thrift store will give you originals at bargain prices. support your neighborhood thrift! they get kits occassionally.
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someone
, eyeball wrote:>I thought I'd break up the endless on-topic rip-off watch adds,to what
I used to get models at goodwill,but I hate those places...who sells (worse yet who buys) used,pre-stained underwear???
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eyeball
that's kind of a 1 degree view. they sell lots of stuff. i build pc's and give them to those who need. monitors are tough, so i send people to buy a 10 buck special. i don't have space for the number of monitors needed to go with pc's. so they get recycled and people get happy. i've found lots of good stuff.
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someone
Indeed they do. I bought an Airfix F-84F from one a couple of months ago. It cost me a quid!
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Enzo Matrix
I'm putting the finishing touches to an F-15A and RF-4E and I'm now considering what to start next.
As I seem to be obsessed by F-4s once again, there will very probably be an Owl FAC F-4D using decals from WolfPak
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Also very likely is a 1/48 Spitfire PR.XI using the new Quickboost conversion set, but it might very well end up as a Mk.XIX.
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Enzo Matrix
I've got three Gloster Meteors at various stages of completion. There's a Matchbox NF14 with the nose corrected and an undercoat, a Xtrakit F8 waiting for its undercarriage and there's the beginnings of a PR10 using a Matchbox NF kit with Aeroclub conversion parts and the spare Xtrakit canopy. At the current rate of progress, they'll be little further forward by this time next month. How I detest the pointless paperwork that I have to do!
Gordon McLaughlin
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Gordon McLaughlin
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I'm very tempted by the 555tfs F-15s on the bottom of that page...if I ever finish the hasegawa Bicentennial TF-15 I started 3 years ago,first!
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eyeball
The F-15A that I mentioned is the air superiority blue aircraft from that sheet. Given that it is a single colour and there is little scope for weathering as the aircraft was brand new, I must say that the subject presents a stunning model.
As for the decals themselves, I recommend them very highly indeed. They are very thin, well printed and the whites are opaque. I have Wolfpak sheets 001 and 004 and I'm seriously consdiering investing in the other two. I'm hoping that WolfPak continue to produce such interesting sheets.
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Enzo Matrix
that's like $5, right?
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someone
it must take major balls to fly an unarmed spit in daylight over hostile turf.
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someone
More like $2.
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Enzo Matrix
It seems that the Spitfire XI was the ideal aircraft for the job. It could fly at an altitude that made it almost invulnerable to interception. The few aircraft that *could* intercept it were far less maneuvrable. In every case the defensive tactic was simply to start turning steeply. The likes of the He 219 couldn't maintain the turn and would stall out. The only other candidates were jets or rocket aircraft. The Me163 had one chance for a cannon strike. However there are no documented accounts of the Komet being used against any Allied recce aircraft. They were more effective attacking formations rather than single aircraft. The Me262 could intercept recce Spitfires with ease and they could maintain the turn simply because of the power that they could produce. However they ran out of fuel very quickly. Spitfire XIs were basically a flying fuel tank and so had fuel to spare. There is at least one documented account of a Spitfire XI being intercepted by an Ar 234, but the turning tactic proved effective against the (slightly) greater endurance of that aircraft as well.
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Enzo Matrix
yeah, i was just dumping on the dollar.
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someone
none of those oddball ju86 high altitude models was an interceptor, was it? i would love to build the, i think p with the huge add-in wing panels that let it go to 40,000 feet. it was even more awe-inspiring than the usaf recon cranberries with the huge inserts. the 86's were prbably too slow, even at that altitude. yeah, my w green wrplanes of the second worl was has a good bit of info. gotta love that nose section!
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someone
Couple that book to the Airmodel Conversion package and your have a reasonable Ju.86P. Twas a lot of fun in the building....
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The Old Man
is that conversion available for low budget builders? and do you have any pics of yours? i would love to build one. i'm guessing 1/72? now you got me psyched!!!!
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someone
Yup, like a complete Aurora "Big-Horned Sheep" kit you can purchase for 50 cents down at the thrift store and can trade for a sealed Airfix Saturn IB even-up. That little find saved me around $69.50. God bless you, Big-Horned Sheep of the world; where would my model spacecraft collection have been if you'd never existed? :-)
Pat
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Pat Flannery
x" =3D
No photos now (tomorrow after the BufCon, I could take some and post to the binaries site). The conversion kit offered the new wingtips, the diesel engines and the fuselage nose. Not a hard conversion, and one of their better ones for detail, it still required a lot of fitting and sanding; as they say, patience IS a virtue. The only parts I wasn't completely happy with were the engines, they seemed kit of flat.
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The Old Man
the picture group would be fine. that's an ac i really like. it's weird, it's ugly, gimmie six.
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