Sebastian Meyner Thanks Jim I'm blushing Well, you know how it is....sometimes a build falls together, paint flows nicely....but most of the times it doesn't work out 100% I guess I was lucky this time.
In regards to the gun barrel. As far as I know most if not all german guns were primed not in red oxyd but in darkish grey tone. so a new un-painted gun (or replacement) would somewhat stick out a little or look a little out of place.
Rui S I agree with Spanjaard. I Really like all stuf and personal gear in the back
6. August, 13:11
Sebastian Meyner Thanks Rui S! The 'stuff' in the back is only two lumps of resin from Darius Miniatures. Very nicely detailed, basically a drop fit for the Tamiya kit. The perfect AM set for modellers like me (=lazy ) Just a little paint, stick to the model and be done with it
6. August, 16:30
Rui S But I was also speaking about the personal gear on the spare traks? Photo 9?
7. August, 11:18
Sebastian Meyner I know! The run off spare track links incl. all the personal gear (AND the bucket) is one piece of resin, a more or less solid cast.
Sebastian Meyner Another one "liberated" from the shelf of shame Started this one more than two years ago....now I call it done!
16. May, 18:11
James C Nice looking build Sebastian Did the stowage items come with the kit or did you add them yourself?
2. June, 07:37
Sebastian Meyner Thanks Jim! No, the stowage is a mix of Verlinden, Legend and god knows what..... I mostly wanted to "fill the tank with stuff" as the israelis used to do. Otherwise the vehicle looks a bit to clean for my tase.
2. June, 09:12
Neuling Clean and realistic: you achieved a good balance!
James C Yeah it's a common problem with Tamiya armour kits (which is why I asked) plenty of assorted stowage bins but nothing to fill them with. It was the same with their Challenger 1 kit. Your additions look great and not over done.
2. June, 18:19
Zach Wilson the weathering is really subtle. Looks fantastic!
Sebastian Meyner So far it's a very enjoyable kit! Details are more on the basic side but still good. The I-16 was not a highly complicated plane to begin with. So I only will replace/add the instrument panel, seat belts and some minor bit with Eduard photo etched parts.
Sebastian Meyner Thanks Hans, but don't hold your breath for this one Life takes it's toll at the moment ...wife, 4month old daughter, 2 dogs plus a little bit of a full-time job. Currently I'm just going thru my stash and try to come up with ideas...
Sebastian Meyner I'm with you on that one But check out the kits they have available right now. They're beautifully detailed and should go together nicely. I for one hope that Pilot Replicas originally plant Vampire/Venom series will be amongst the kits they're reviving
18. November 2019, 06:22
Soeren . Its really nice to see them back - but sadly ordering directly from them isnt that cheap.
The J-21 would be around 65 € inkl shipping
18. November 2019, 06:31
Sebastian Meyner True Soeren! You have a point there. ...I assume that the production is on rather small scale at present, which doesn't make the kits any cheaper! But on the other hand I have two of their kits in the stash (J-21 and J-29F) and still considering to get at least another J-21. They're beautifully detailed, the fit seems to be quick good too plus the come with PE parts and Cartograph decals. Really tempting...
18. November 2019, 06:41
Soeren . The kits are indeed really nice, but the price makes me hesitate....
Sebastian Meyner Sadly there is only one of those little beauties left in the country, as gate guard at Molepolole Air Base
13. November 2019, 12:20
Nathan Dempsey I'm following this one just because I'm still trying to talk myself into buying this kit.
13. November 2019, 13:14
Sebastian Meyner Well...keep on talking than The moulding might not be up there with Eduard, Tamiya & Co (by no stretch of the imagination)but for example the panel lines are actually quiet nicely done! And hey show me a better kit of the Jet Provost/Strikemaster in 1:48 and I#d got for it in a heart beat
13. November 2019, 13:23
Nathan Dempsey Yes, I believe Augie built one and said it was a decent (and the only) kit for 1:48.
Sebastian Meyner Thanks Hans! I'm living in Botswana for a while now and there is a more or less public discussion going on if and how to replace the well aged CF-5A/Bs the local Defence Forces still uses...sometimes very entertaining This eventually gave birth to the idea what could be (or better: have been) the replacement.
Markus Antonius me too - if tamiya would manufacture real cars, you could buy them on the phone without testdriving them!
25. July 2019, 05:11
Chaz Gordon But you'd have to build it yourself, they'd only run for 15 minutes before needing to refuel, you'd have to buy the steering wheel and fuel tank separately, and you'd have to drive it while stood on the side of the road.