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crazyivan1970
12-22-2004, 12:52 PM
Went to Toy store today to pick up present for my buddies kid... some Power ranger figure and suddenly came across this good looking lady:

http://tinypic.com/yl2u1

I gotta grow up http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Made by Elite force, mind-blowing detail... not worse, if no better then Century 21 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

crazyivan1970
12-22-2004, 12:52 PM
Went to Toy store today to pick up present for my buddies kid... some Power ranger figure and suddenly came across this good looking lady:

http://tinypic.com/yl2u1

I gotta grow up http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Made by Elite force, mind-blowing detail... not worse, if no better then Century 21 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Mashie_Nibblick
12-22-2004, 12:57 PM
Nice! Never heard of Elite, but I love my 21st Century Emil and Corsair! Let's hope they make it to my neck of the woods.

reload2000
12-22-2004, 12:58 PM
I used to collect 21st century toys. Can we see some more shots of that 51?

Recon_609IAP
12-22-2004, 01:01 PM
very nice Ivan - Merry Christmas http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

crazyivan1970
12-22-2004, 01:23 PM
Sure... more shots:

http://tinypic.com/yl66q

http://tinypic.com/yl6a1

http://tinypic.com/yl6at

Platypus_1.JaVA
12-22-2004, 02:16 PM
This is a good model but, why not making your own? I find building model kits more rewarding then actually looking at them http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Platypus_1.JaVA
12-22-2004, 02:20 PM
I've got 5 WWII fighters, one B-17 and a B-25 nearly finished (all 1:48) and I could tell stories for hours about each subject. Both the real plane and the model. When I am building a certain aircraft, I tend to crawl into it, not only the aircraft itself but, also its history and any hero├┬»c stories around it.

But, If you happen to like 1:18 out of the box models, that's just fine of course http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

crazyivan1970
12-22-2004, 02:23 PM
Currently i don`t have any place to model.. i can put them together... but no place to paint. Plus, i like big scale and i would love to get 1:18 kit - but i don`t think there are any out there http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Korolov
12-22-2004, 02:23 PM
Because these things don't break or snap if you look at them funny. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

IVJG51_Swine
12-22-2004, 03:35 PM
The detail on some of these models are amazing...This is a great site with many different versions. I'd like to see the new BBI P-51.

http://www.badcataviation.com/

http://store1.yimg.com/I/badcattoys_1820_6514169

I'd like to build them also if I had time. It just takes way to long to build them right, my last 1/32 scale took 2 months...

IVJG51_Swine
12-22-2004, 03:38 PM
I just realized that Elite must be BBI...

Ivan what is your take on the detail of the Elite P-51 verses the 21 Century? The Elite looks a little better???
Thks

WulfJG26
12-22-2004, 03:38 PM
Ivan,

There are a few 1/24 scale kits from Airfix (P-51D, Spit 1a, 109E, Fw190A/F, Stuka, Hurricane Mk1).

1/32 scale has quite a good selection of kits, namely from Hasegawa and Revel/Monogram.

Personally, I like 1/48 scale as it's a great size to super detail a kit and also not give up too much of the house to displaying them. I can also get several bomber types in this scale representing the major powers from WWII.

1/72 scale has the largest selection of planes, while optimizing display area. Most, if not all bombers can be found in this scale.

I have been modeling for over 35 years off and on and pretty steady now for last 5 years. I have over 20 completed models, with about another 120 or so in storage waiting to be built, all in 1/48.

That's the key for me... to keep the collection the same scale.

Copperhead310th
12-22-2004, 04:02 PM
Anyone collecting the mini's?

Corgi Classics USA (http://www.corgi-usa.com/code/home.php) has some very nice 1:72 scale die casts. i picked up 1 at Wal-mart (p-51) and have this one and 3 others on order. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
http://www.corgi-usa.com/product_pix/aviation/aa33805_p47_bonnie.jpg

crazyivan1970
12-22-2004, 04:04 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by IVJG51_Swine:
I just realized that Elite must be BBI...

Ivan what is your take on the detail of the Elite P-51 verses the 21 Century? The Elite looks a little better???
Thks <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hard to say, they very close ...but I think Elite makes them more "polished", meaning assembly itself... I should make pic outside, without flash. It does look very very good.

crazyivan1970
12-22-2004, 04:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WulfJG26:
Ivan,

There are a few 1/24 scale kits from Airfix (P-51D, Spit 1a, 109E, Fw190A/F, Stuka, Hurricane Mk1).

1/32 scale has quite a good selection of kits, namely from Hasegawa and Revel/Monogram.

Personally, I like 1/48 scale as it's a great size to super detail a kit and also not give up too much of the house to displaying them. I can also get several bomber types in this scale representing the major powers from WWII.

1/72 scale has the largest selection of planes, while optimizing display area. Most, if not all bombers can be found in this scale.

I have been modeling for over 35 years off and on and pretty steady now for last 5 years. I have over 20 completed models, with about another 120 or so in storage waiting to be built, all in 1/48.

That's the key for me... to keep the collection the same scale. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have 1:24 FW190-A6 which i started, but never finished.. because no room to paint http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Those are nice kits by the way.

Copperhead310th
12-22-2004, 04:14 PM
ooooo i got to have this one. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
http://store1.yimg.com/I/badcattoys_1825_36517865
Only FW-190 i truly love. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
the A-3.

the die cast 1:72's liosted over at bad cat are much better than the corgi's. at lest from what i'm seing.

Dam you Ivan. Check your mail box. you probaly have a nice Thank you letter from my credit card company in there. lol http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

IVJG51_Swine
12-22-2004, 04:51 PM
The Elite P-51 definitely has more panel detail. It also seems to have a better weathered look to it which is an art in itself in modeling.

I agree with you Copperhead, some of the 1/72 Corgi and Dragon are really neat as well. Whats cool with those is the bombers you can get. You really get a feel for the size of the bombers when you have a 1/72 fighter up against the same scale bomber...Pretty neat.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

heywooood
12-22-2004, 05:15 PM
The Trumpeter 1/24 scale kits are way better than poorer Airfix.... and Trumpeter is taking on Grumman/Northrup on legal front too... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

VMF-451_Mugsy
12-22-2004, 05:15 PM
I own the "Pappy Boyington" F4U Corsair 1-A. It is Sweet!

http://www.badcataviation.com/

xTHRUDx
12-22-2004, 05:24 PM
i thought a told you a month ago when i got my BBI p-51 to go get yours. it took you this long?

i still haven't found the bubble top 47 at my local walmart yet.

crazyivan1970
12-22-2004, 10:40 PM
I know THRUD, but i`v been warned by mrs, one more plane on the credit card and i die http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

So... kinda used MAC machine http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif 7 Birds now in this scale...more to come http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

civildog
12-22-2004, 10:56 PM
Keep an eye out for Trumpeter's line of plastic kits, Ivan...they are starting to release 1/24th scale planes faster than Boeing's assembly lines in '44. They have working control surfaces, flaps, rubber tires, and are incredibly detailed. Some have clear or removeable parts to access detailed engines and gunbays.

They are great kits and there are so many extra detailing parts out there it's dizzying.

I just have a humble workspace in my garage and paint out the door with my airbrush. That way the kids can't mess with my many works in progress. One of my squadmates and I are currently even recreating the Cobras we fly online with our squad colors.

civildog
12-22-2004, 11:31 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by CivilDog:
Well that sucked...try this: Academy 1/48th I-16 Type 18

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v304/civildog/01.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

xTHRUDx
12-22-2004, 11:54 PM
you're behind some, Ivan. you have to get one of each skin of the planes.

i don't know why but the british corsair is the only skin i passed up on buying.

i wonder if they are having TBF avenger problems too. the mock-ups of their TBF has been floating around on the 1:18 scale forum for a while. last heard it was due out 1st 1/4 of 2005.

crazyivan1970
12-23-2004, 12:09 AM
You are really want me dead, aren`t you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I`m waiting for G6 and will stop untill something else will be developed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

civildog
12-23-2004, 12:50 AM
Ivan, you just have to finesse the lady. My wife has even bought me kits. It's cheaper than any other hobby I have so I think that might be why he encourages it. Water-cooled SLI set-ups, new guns, and motorcycles are much more expensive than models so I think that may be her plan. The cunning vixen.

MO_JOJO
12-23-2004, 01:14 AM
Here's you Jug, bro. I doubt that Walmart will have this unless you go to their .com location.

This site has good prices....

http://www.aikensairplanes.com/corgi/c33806.htm