Robert Espenschied A friend ask me to build the civil version of the Haunebu II for him and I agreed. Shortly after he send me the Squadron kit Haunebu II German Flying Saucer civil (Squadron SQM0002, 1:72) First thing I noticed where the missing instruction booklet. But since it is not rocket science to build this kit I started anyway. Half in the build I noticed that also 4 Resin parts where missing. Three weeks ago I got in touch with Squadron and they offered to send the missing items (still waiting).
Here we go.... Interesting is that you could use the lower hull part as wheel cap
Munkyslut I just found a period A4 sized Matchbox kit catalog from the late 70's in my stash room!
14. December 2019, 11:30
Derek Huggett Munkyslut - I think I've still got one of the first ones (somewhere)!!!
14. December 2019, 11:38
Munkyslut I'm a sucker for the old catalogues, it's like bible class!
I got all the diecast catalogues from early 60's to early 80's, Tamiya catalogues, Monogram catalogues,
Dangerous though........... often leads to an eBay frenzy
14. December 2019, 11:56
Derek Huggett The catalogues contained the dreams and aspirations of many a young modeller/collector, myself included (in my day they were carved on tablets! ). And so many thrown away (usually at parents insistence to 'tidy up')....yikes, I feel a 'wibble-wobble' moment coming on.....
14. December 2019, 12:08
Robert Espenschied @Chaz, if you like to get rid off the Voodoo, I would happily provide a new home for it...
@All, I started in the 70's and so only kits I could lay my hands on were Revell, Airfix and some Heller stuff. And the quality was mostly bad. Matchbox improved the situation quite a bit in the "low price segment". But my stockist had a lousy quantity to choose from...
14. December 2019, 18:18
Chaz Gordon Thanks for the offer, but I'm looking forward to seeing what adult me can do to make a good looking model out of it
14. December 2019, 22:50
Munkyslut I just like revisiting the buzz I got as a nasty infant dreaming of the latest Monogram or Revell 1/24th custom/hotrod offering
14. December 2019, 23:56
Chaz Gordon I'm surprised those old catalogs aren't available scanned online (I've looked). The Tamiya catalogs in particular were great reference material, their online catalog is a poor substitute.