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  1. plasmahal

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 5, 2006

    Posts: 1,228

    Two things first, what scale and what is your budget?

    I'm assuming it's 1/35 (the nominal best scale for armour), and you want the best for your money.

    If that the case, I would go MENG models all day long for a Mark V (and any of their other kits).

    Other manufacturers do mark IV's and Tamiya is the best there.

    Other wise, you will probably be looking at the old Emhar kits (not sure on the prices compared to others).

    I'd shop around, i got my Meng MK V a couple of years ago for around £40.

    Takom are good kits but they always seem to be at the high end of the price range and rarely discounted.

    Also, if there are any big model shows near you throughout the year, certain traders have good prices compared to online (with P&P).

    At shows, I usually get good deals with modelsforsale.
     
  2. plasmahal

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 5, 2006

    Posts: 1,228

  3. clubb699

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 18, 2011

    Posts: 610

    Location: Near Brummie land

    Your a super star thank you for the reply and information, that price and that scale sounds good to me plas.

    Will have a shop about and go for it thank you ;)
     
  4. clubb699

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 18, 2011

    Posts: 610

    Location: Near Brummie land

  5. plasmahal

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 5, 2006

    Posts: 1,228

    I got this kit from PM models this morning after ordering on Thursday when they became available.

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    going to be my first car kit.
     
  6. clubb699

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 18, 2011

    Posts: 610

    Location: Near Brummie land

    Nice fast service then, quick question regarding the tank what sort of over dimension in mm width and length will the tank be ?
     
  7. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 28,431

    Location: Welling, London

    A 1:35 mark IV will be about 200-250mm long and about 130-150mm wide.
     
  8. plasmahal

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 5, 2006

    Posts: 1,228

    Also scalemates is a good place to research kits before buying. Sometimes you get an awful kit re-boxed in fanct pants new packaging or by another manufacturer. A bit disappointing when buy a dog of a kit.

    Scalemates also provide details of aftermarket and other resources.

    https://www.scalemates.com/kits/947259-meng-model-ts-020-mk-v-male

    I actually have the male MkV not the female.

    Also, scalemates has a stash manager so you can see how much plastic you have!!!!!! :)
     
  9. clubb699

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 18, 2011

    Posts: 610

    Location: Near Brummie land

    Thank you had to walk away this afternoon was so undecided of what to pick it give me a headache lol

    Was looking at youtube vids very enjoyable to watch plasmahal thinking of changing the shed to accommodate :)
     
  10. Amraam

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 5, 2009

    Posts: 4,360

    I completed that same Jet Provost as my first kit after ~15 years. Yours looks a lot better than mine!

    I went for a fictional museum piece, rather than a flying example. Purely out of box build with little attention to reference photos:
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    I then spent the following 5 months or so completing this, F-16C Block 25:

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    As you can see, I struggled with decals quite a lot, but I find Tamiya decals to be poor and my gloss coats need a lot of work, as I'm not very good at them it seems.

    Full photo album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Wg5aunv8Cj6jpa6G3

    And lastly, this is my current WIP, F-16C block 30 Aggressor (aftermarket decals to go with a new paint scheme):[​IMG]

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    Last edited: Oct 15, 2018
  11. plasmahal

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 5, 2006

    Posts: 1,228

    Great work Amraam, just a good as anything I do.

    What makes the difference, is the photos.

    A half decent camera and and good light setup makes a big difference.
     
  12. checjb

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,189

    Location: Royston, Herts

    Hi folks. I have a few old kits that I never got round to doing back in the halycon days when I actually had time for hobbies. Anyway, I was wondering if there was any equivalent to BrinkLink for model kits?
     
  13. plasmahal

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 5, 2006

    Posts: 1,228

    Whats BrinkLink?
     
  14. gord

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2003

    Posts: 19,157

    Location: Midlands

    Parts resource for Lego sets.
     
  15. plasmahal

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 5, 2006

    Posts: 1,228

    LOL, that's Brick Link....
     
  16. gord

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2003

    Posts: 19,157

    Location: Midlands

    That's what he.. oh.. OH you got me..
     
  17. plasmahal

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 5, 2006

    Posts: 1,228

    Nothing Equivalent to bricklink.

    But a good start to know the background of a particular kit if scalemates:

    https://www.scalemates.com/

    nothing worse than buying a kit in a shiny new boxing only to find it's a decades old piece of crap.
     
  18. plasmahal

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 5, 2006

    Posts: 1,228

    The Supermarine Swift is a British single-seat jet-propelled fighter aircraft that was operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF). It was developed and manufactured by Supermarine during the 1940s and 1950s. The Swift featured many of the new jet age innovations, such as a swept wing. On 26 September 1953, a Swift F.4 piloted by Commander Mike Lithgow broke the world absolute speed record, reaching a speed of 737.7 mph (1,187 km/h); thus, the Swift was the world's fastest aircraft.

    After a protracted development period, the Swift entered service as an interceptor aircraft with the RAF in 1954. However, due to a spate of accidents incurred by the type, the Swift was grounded for a time, and experienced a relatively brief service life. These issues with the Swift led to a public scandal surrounding the aircraft, harming the reputations of the British government, the RAF, and the aircraft industry.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarine_Swift

    • Kit Manufacture: Airfix
    • Kit Number: A04003
    • Scale : 1/72
    • Type: Supermarine Swift
    • Extras: OOB
    • Paints: Badger primer, MRP.
    • Weathering: Abteilung 502 starship filth.

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  19. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 28,431

    Location: Welling, London

    Excellent work as always. Modelspace were running an RAF 100 year anniversary build competition a while ago. You’d have stood a great chance with this.

    Also, where do you get your starship filth from? I have terrible trouble sourcing it.
     
  20. plasmahal

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 5, 2006

    Posts: 1,228

    It's easy to get now as its been re-released by 502 Abteilung.

    https://www.emodels.co.uk/abteilung-502-20ml-starship-filth-fantasy-oil-510.html

    One tube will last you years.