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Those look awesome!

I googled Synthetic Ordnance Works, Scalemates comes up first, and I don't even see all those LG sets that you have pictured above.

How does one obtain these sets?

 

Thank you in advance.

 

:beer:

Cheers, 

Dave

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20 minutes ago, Hartmann352 said:

Those look awesome!

I googled Synthetic Ordnance Works, Scalemates comes up first, and I don't even see all those LG sets that you have pictured above.

How does one obtain these sets?

 

Thank you in advance.

 

:beer:

Cheers, 

Dave

 

Damian has a few threads here in the vendor forum, you can contact him through those.

 

S.O.W.

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Just when you though it was safe to open the post box, these appeared.

 

Really can't understand how that happened:

 

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The following is an oddball one for me - but it appealed and should be a fun build (eventually!):

 

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And a visit to my friend Tim Perry (@wunwinglow) yesterday resulted in these test pieces for the Tornado F3 he's been working on.

 

Please don't hassle him at this stage - I'm sure he'll shout when he's ready!  :)

 

These parts will be used as a test build that I'll put in a suitable thread, so you can give feedback there, perhaps...

 

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And he's kindly lent me his 'test mule' for reference (parts have changed as he's developed them):

 

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Tornado F3 is one of my favourite jets - and one I worked on when I was a Technical Author in the Flight Simulator world, so have wanted to build one for a loooong time...

 

Have fun!

 

Iain

 

 

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Ok ... So the latest batch of stuff arrived and ... A really big box at my front door today ...

 

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Not LSP's ... but ...

A BIG Tiger and a BIG Pz.IV Ausf.H

 

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Pulled the turret out of both for an idea of the scale ...

 

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Conclusion: 1/16 Scale is freaking HUGE :D

 

I have a couple more on the way ... Once I have a look through the kits and see what AM needs I have for each, I'll pick one to do a WIP.

It seems it's unlikely to be the Tiger - I've ordered a metal barrel already, knowing that the kit didn't have one.

 

The Hobby Boss kit seems to be a very simplified one with a couple of small accuracy issues ... As a stark comparison, there is the Trumpeter Kit - which comprises of a multitude of parts, with PE, Copper cable and a turned metal barrel included in the kit.

 

Loving it so far ...

 

Rog :)

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Nice scores, Rog. Both kits are on "soon to get" list(s). As I understand it, the Tiger is a copy of an RC tank that was short of details in some areas, but overall good basic proportions, so should turn out a stunner, if one takes a little time. The Panzer IV may well be my next big tank purchase, and if it's anywhere near as good as the Jagdtiger, it'll me money very well spent.

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4 hours ago, LSP_K2 said:

Nice scores, Rog. Both kits are on "soon to get" list(s). As I understand it, the Tiger is a copy of an RC tank that was short of details in some areas, but overall good basic proportions, so should turn out a stunner, if one takes a little time. The Panzer IV may well be my next big tank purchase, and if it's anywhere near as good as the Jagdtiger, it'll me money very well spent.

 

You have it right there Kev ... looking at the bits in the box its obvious that the Tiger was originally designed to be built as an RC kit. There are no interior details and it lacks a metal barrel (something that all kits this large will need) and it cost me about 2/3 of the kit price to order one. BUT with even with some moulded on exterior details - which are reasonably crisp,  a quick Google search gives you a list of errors that don't appear to be much at all ... I agree, It should build up into a nice static display!

 

It's obvious that the Trumpeter units are designed from the ground up as static display ... a full compliment of PE, metal barrel and copper cabling is supplied as well as a fairly significant parts count. I doubt you'd be disappointed with a purchase of any of these kits. I have a couple more 1/16 kits inbound ... but I'll probably hold off on further purchases until the Pz.III breaks cover.

 

Rog :)

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It looks really nice Mike.

 

I *almost* bought one when Cameron and I visited the Bovington Tank Museum the other week - but I thought no, I don't build tanks...  :blink:

 

Then I ordered the Panzer 1 - go figure!

 

But I also blame K2 with his 1:16 tank build - he's a bad influence!  :)

 

Iain

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