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Offline BanzaiCat

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Which first?
« on: April 15, 2018, 02:50:22 PM »
Been eyeing a few models for months now but haven't quite been able to pull the trigger on any one of these. They're all pretty cool looking and would interest me, but I have no idea where to start.

I'm thinking the Akagi model is a bit much maybe for someone looking to get back into building models, but it doesn't really look all that complicated. I could be completely wrong.

Plus I know I need model cement and a good XACTO knife (I have a knife but no cement). What do you guys recommend for a model cement - or does it even matter?

What about filler/putty? JD I think you were using something like this for your Vulcan model. Something to fill cracks and such. Any recommendations are most welcome.

If you have recommendations for something other than the three above I'd love to hear them as well. I know it's about what I want to do and what I think is cool, but I want this to be enjoyable. Something to do on occasion other than board games. And an excuse to sniff glue of course.

Akagi model




EA-6B Prowler model




Stuka model




The Prowler might be simpler, but you experts would know better than I.


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Re: Which first?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 03:02:52 PM »
Prowler
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Re: Which first?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2018, 03:07:13 PM »
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Re: Which first?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2018, 03:50:24 PM »
Stuka!  :bd:
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Re: Which first?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2018, 04:11:00 PM »
Get the Akagi- and then kitbash it into a dieselpunk flying CV!
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Re: Which first?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2018, 04:13:20 PM »
Ditch those three and go out and get a proper USS Enterprise like JD did.  O0
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Re: Which first?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2018, 04:37:45 PM »
Or the USS Discovery  O0
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Re: Which first?
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2018, 05:21:34 PM »
Or the 'never actually named' ship from Quark:


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Re: Which first?
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2018, 05:22:18 PM »
"My life is spent in one long effort to escape from the commonplace of existence."
-Sherlock Holmes

"You know, just once I'd like to meet an alien menace that wasn't immune to bullets."
-Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart

"There's a horror movie called Alien? That's really offensive. No wonder everyone keeps invading you!"
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Re: Which first?
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2018, 05:24:21 PM »
^Yo- Vomit Guy- waaazzaaaaap?
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Re: Which first?
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2018, 11:53:20 PM »
Prowler. 1/72 isn't a scale I particularly enjoy, but in modern fighters, it's plenty big enough.

Although this actual box shows as a 2016 model, that's for a new box. The actual mould comes from 1994 and was a Hasegawa kit originally.
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1013707-revell-85-5270-stuka-ju-87g-1-tank-buster

My personal experience of Revell kits is they're alot of work - and not in a "detailed, plenty of parts" way...more in the "WTF does this go" and "Where's my filler?" way!

Having said that, the Prowler box is from 2000, but the mould is from 1979...so no spring chicken.
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1013707-revell-85-5270-stuka-ju-87g-1-tank-buster

Here's a video of the making of the Stuka



Here's a "What's in the box" review of the intruder (not a great one...but gives you an idea)



As for the ship...that'll keep you busy for a while and is a new tool from 2014
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/464898-hasegawa-49227-aircraft-carrier-akagi


But Prowler all the way  O0

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Offline BanzaiCat

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Re: Which first?
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2018, 06:13:42 AM »
Thanks for the input, all - thanks too JD for the videos. I saw one or two on the Prowler but the guy was kind of silly so I didn't do much more searching. I figured everyone here would know best.  O0

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Re: Which first?
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2018, 02:51:04 PM »
My vote is for Outpost Gamma.

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Re: Which first?
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2018, 05:09:40 PM »
Akagi!

Quite.
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Re: Which first?
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2018, 05:30:30 PM »
Vituđ ér enn - eđa hvat?  -Voluspa

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