PDA

View Full Version : Anybody know where I can find a good scale model..?



Airmikey2
07-10-2005, 10:54 AM
I have been wanting to add a nice scale model (atleast 1/25 scale) to the decor of my computer room.. I keep turning up wooden models..etc. but wanting something a bit more realistic... Seems like Crazyivan had a good-lookin 109 a while back..but couldn't find anything in the search..

Thanks
Airmikey

VW-IceFire
07-10-2005, 10:56 AM
I have an excellent 1:72 scale Spitfire Mark II (Douglas Bader) from Corgi. I'm looking to buy another Corgi model because I'm so pleased with this one. You may want to look at those...die cast metal. Very sturdy.

Low_Flyer_MkII
07-10-2005, 11:13 AM
Corgi do a nice range of metal 1/32nd WWII aircraft in limited editions. Got Al Deere's Spit in my collection. Moveable control surfaces, removable access panels, detailed engine, sliding canopy etc. Got a picture somewhere if you'd like to see it. They're not cheap, but if you shop around there are bargains to be had.

MadBadVlad
07-10-2005, 11:16 AM
There are 1/32 scale models (I have a Spitfire) in the Corgi Aviation Archive die cast series and the Franklin Mint Armour Collection do 1/48 scale die cast models. Those are the largest I have seen available. Examples from both manufacturers can be found on Ebay for very reasonable prices

FoolTrottel
07-10-2005, 01:12 PM
Airfix has great 1/24th scale models...
AirFix WebSite (http://www.airfix.com/frame_set.htm)

Hurri there (pun intended) (http://www.airfix.com/mbDetail_SHOUTY.asp?prodRef=14002)
I've got the Hurri, P51d, Junkers, Me109, FW190 ... Only the Hurri is done and ready .. the rest is still 'boxed'. (I've also had the Airfix Spitfire MKI, but that was not so good ... too little parts, too little detail )

Here's a pic of the Hurri: (it's main gear's a bit damaged ...)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v668/fooltrottel/Hurricane.jpg

Have Fun!

PS: The 1/32 model of the Boeing P12E in the background is also great lookin' in a computerroom!

Airmikey2
07-10-2005, 08:08 PM
Very cool models FoolTrottel - but I need something pre-assembled as I have neither the time nor the skills to build anything like what is in your computer room.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Airmikey

Sharkey888
07-10-2005, 08:42 PM
Try these guys. I own the Stuka, Me-109 and P-38 all in 1/18th scale prebuilt, in plastic to keep the price reasonable, with good paint jobs.....look at the 109 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.21stcenturytoys.com/



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v638/norman888/109.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v638/norman888/190.jpg]

lronSight
07-10-2005, 09:09 PM
If you're looking for a good website to purchase these diecast from (since they're not easily found in stores), check this place out, I've done some shopping myself at TFM.

The Flying Mule: http://www.flyingmule.com/

Also, check out these forums in order to keep up to date: http://www.modelhangar.com/forum/index.php?

Corgi is definitely nice, I own 3 (Stuka, F4U, and P47) but I'd prefer Dragon models due to more detail and interactive parts.

AznKamiKazeKid
07-10-2005, 09:12 PM
Franklin Mint also have some pretty good WWII and modern day die cast models. http://www.franklinmint.com/category.aspx?SID=2&Category_ID=93

Dew-Claw
07-11-2005, 12:04 AM
forget the rest,
go with the best
Accurate Miniatures (http://www.accurate-miniatures.com/index.shtml)http://www.accurate-miniatures.com/images/catalog/3407.jpg

F4U_Flyer
07-11-2005, 12:08 AM
depends on how big and how much you want to pay. If you want big look through the rc plane books and check out the retailers. There is almost any plane in any size and alot of them look awesome. GL

XyZspineZyX
07-11-2005, 02:19 AM
Hello,

Look also at the Armor miniatures I think they also make 1/16th airplanes like the Corsair or P-38...

Have a nice day.

Sensei

VFS-214_Hawk
07-11-2005, 01:23 PM
I have these
http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=21st+CENTURY+1/18+&...N&tab=ff&oi=froogler (http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=21st+CENTURY+1/18+&hl=en&lr=&sa=N&tab=ff&oi=froogler)

voyager_663rd
07-11-2005, 05:51 PM
For you to put together and paint (plastic), tamiya makes the best and most accurately scaled there is.

FoolTrottel
07-11-2005, 11:38 PM
Nice tips on building, but please do read his reply to my suggestion:


but I need something pre-assembled

Fighterduck
07-12-2005, 10:31 AM
Go for Dragon's metal scale models!!!!!