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youngtiger1 @ 04-13-15 06:19
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NeilP @ 04-1-15 16:52
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> Anyone build this Revell Germany 1/24 Fire Truck?
Posted by youngtiger1 - 04-13-15 06:19 - 0 comments
Hey Guys,

I was wondering if anyone here build this kit yet? I'm thinking about purchasing it and I want to see if it was worth getting it. TIA

Mike

REVELL 1/24 Schlingmann LF 20/16 Mercedes-Benz Atego 1529
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> Vac-Form Revisited
Posted by NeilP - 04-1-15 16:52 - 11 comments

Hi,

I have promised myself to build one from the "Stash" occasionally, and came across this one the other day.

Although sometimes regarded as yesterday's technology, I have always liked vacuum form kits. There is something about the scale thickness of these mouldings which feels close to the real aircraft. The lack of detail is always something which I find great satisfaction in working to remedy. For a biplane builder, the wings nearly always come as an upper and lower element, giving the opportunity to anchor rigging lines inside the wing.

Also, I think I detect a resurgence of interest in these kits, as Sanger seem to be doing nicely re-issueing their own kits alongside those originally from Contrail. There also seems to be a brisk trade in second hand kits from the likes of Rareplane and Esoteric.

This one comes with all the airframe parts formed on a single sheet together with a bag of white metal bits covering the engine and smaller parts.

First job is to draw a marker line around the parts. Then comes my favourite bit - to take a large pair of kitchen scissors and chop the sheet into individual parts . . . .
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> 1/48 B-17G Chowhound
Posted by Joe McCaslin - 03-22-15 03:53 - 10 comments
Well time to start another project.

This will be a familiar one with just a bit of a familiar twist.



This will be for a tribute build on YouTube. The Year of the Dog.



More soon.



Joe
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