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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, October 23, 2021 5:09 AM

Picked my Hobby Boss jackal up yesterday. For those have read reviews you will know there is an issue with this kit just looking at the box. Despite it saying jackal 1, the image on the box and the kit inside is a Jackal 2. But no fear, for those like me who want a Jackal 1 as well, there forthcoming Jackal 2 kit is actually a Jackal 1. Less just hope they get the Coyote right.

These sorts of errors seem to be common on kits from Chienese companies of modern British subjects. I've now seen it from Takom, Meng and Hobby Boss all making mistakes which could be avoided with a bit of research. But this time it seems to have been noticed by those doing the reviews.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, October 23, 2021 1:29 AM

 Picked these up a week or so ago. The decals are for my Mk VIII Spit. 100th aniversary of the RAAF GB. The Callsign Models figure is for a build I'm planning with an M113 and 8 'tank' riders from AC Models.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 22, 2021 7:38 PM

Thanks guys, looks like a really nice kit. 

I partly build the old Eduard Tempest for a GB Bish had a few years ago and didn't finish because of parts going missing. This looks like an entirely new and much improved kit!

 

And I really, really, really don't need any new HobbyBoss kits but Sprue Brothers makes it so tempting! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, October 22, 2021 7:34 PM

I like the look of that Tempest, Gam.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, October 22, 2021 7:08 PM

Nice score Gam!  I want to add a tempest & typhoon to the collection.  Looking forward to your build.  

BTW Sprue Brothers has 15% off all Hobby Boss kits Stick out tongue

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, October 22, 2021 7:06 PM

Castel, John, and Joe, those are some excellent kits that you three have picked up recently. Very nice! YesYesYes

 

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 22, 2021 6:54 PM

Okay I said I was going to take it easy on new kit additions... 

Then Sprue Brothers put the Eduard kit of one of my favorite aircraft on one of their lightning special sales for thirty bucks:

 

Canopy masks and a small fret of PE included with the kit so you're saving over ten bucks there. And the clear parts in this weird wheel shaped sprue, I've seen this on other kits, it seems to be the new thing. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:34 PM

CN: Great use there for your hundred bucks! 

John: Nice, the Hasegawa Spit Mk IX is a great kit! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:25 PM

Picked this one up pretty cheap on e-bay.  I'm using this MK IX for Gabreski's Polish squadron mount. 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:26 AM

Nice.  I have the same MIG in the stash and the OLD USAModel bird dog.  Looking forward to your builds of these.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 11:35 PM

Well, this is what the 100 bucks gift card got me, plus some paints

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 18, 2021 11:24 AM

Wow, great additions guys! Esp John and John- you guys hit the jackpot!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, October 18, 2021 11:23 AM

I sure do love the box art on those old ESCI kits!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 18, 2021 8:37 AM

falconmod

Won these at our NordicCon show about a month ago.

 

Nicly done! I'm working on that MIG 27 at the moment. Typical older Hase with raised lines and min detail. But goes together well. The gear doors are a little fiddley.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, October 18, 2021 8:36 AM

Dodgy

Real G: I reckon that's going to keep you busy for a long time mate, but it will look awesome when done.

TJ: That is a fine looking collection. What a nice Postie!

Bish: Is that the new Brit sub? Looks great.

 

Ye, the Astute has been in service since 2014 and there are still 3 more to enter service.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    September 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, October 18, 2021 6:57 AM

Won these at our NordicCon show about a month ago.

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 AC-130, 1/72 JL-8

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, October 18, 2021 12:07 AM

Real G: I reckon that's going to keep you busy for a long time mate, but it will look awesome when done.

TJ: That is a fine looking collection. What a nice Postie!

Bish: Is that the new Brit sub? Looks great.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, October 17, 2021 6:19 PM

MR TOM SCHRY

I know exactly what you mean about the Jackal.  I've been wanting one ever since I saw one on the internet.  A couple of years ago I got the 1/48 Airfix Jackal but it just didn't do it.  I need one in 1/35 scale.  What's the chance that Tamiya will do one?  Oh well, I guy can dream.

TJS

 

I can't see Tamiya doing one. These modern British vehicles don't seem as popular as many other subjects, i think many of us are just grateful to have one option in plastic for these kits, and Meng, Takom and now Hobby Boss are producing some nice kits which before were only avaliable in resin from Accurate Armour. Ashibe from getting the variant wrong, it looks like HB have done a good job on the Jackal. And i am really looking forward to the Coyote, hopefully next year.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Sunday, October 17, 2021 6:10 PM

I know exactly what you mean about the Jackal.  I've been wanting one ever since I saw one on the internet.  A couple of years ago I got the 1/48 Airfix Jackal but it just didn't do it.  I need one in 1/35 scale.  What's the chance that Tamiya will do one?  Oh well, I guy can dream.

TJS

TJS

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:31 PM

Popped into the LHS on Fri hopeing to pick up the Hobby Boss 35th Jackal. They didn't have that in, but they did have the HB 350 HMS Astute.

Looks to be even less in this kit than there was in the Airfix Trafalgar.

When i got home, i ordered the jackal on E-Bay, i just couldn't hold out any longer. Should be here by next weekend.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:20 PM

Hutch6390

 

 
Real G
The box says 510mm, which is around 20".  That translates to 240' for the real thing

 

Wow - that sounds like quite a handful, Real G - a big beastie, indeed.

 

Yeah, for sure!  My personal metric for defining a "large" kit is one that exceeds 18".

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  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, October 17, 2021 4:54 PM

Hasegawa has always been just a good solid kit, even their early stuff. And typically a fair price.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

YouTube: Steve's Hobby Bench
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKNf65XKSQH82FDg2ukSREg

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, October 17, 2021 4:09 PM

Hutch6390

Do I detect a slight predilection for Hasegawa, perhaps?  Enjoy!Big Smile

 

 

I do like Hasegawa kits. And these were a good price

 

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Sunday, October 17, 2021 3:52 PM

Real G
The box says 510mm, which is around 20".  That translates to 240' for the real thing

Wow - that sounds like quite a handful, Real G - a big beastie, indeed.

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

   

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Sunday, October 17, 2021 3:48 PM

Do I detect a slight predilection for Hasegawa, perhaps?  Enjoy!Big Smile

 

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

   

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, October 17, 2021 2:34 PM

The mail dude brought some goodies

 

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:14 AM

Dodgy,

The box says 510mm, which is around 20".  That translates to 240' for the real thing.  The fuselage is divided into fore/aft sections, probably to fit in a standard Takom box.  It's a big canvas with a one color scheme, so weathering will be the thing to bring it to life.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, October 17, 2021 2:24 AM

Steve and Joe: I thought I saw a full build of one of the Arma Wildcats on You Tube last week.

Real: How big is the Russian beast?

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:22 AM

Always happy to entertain you guys with oddball kits!

The Takom Lun almost looks like it was going to be a snap-fit kit.  There are large-ish locator lugs and a lot of parts that friction fit.  The dorsal and tail cannon barrels are molded in place, but don't look too bad.  I am a little sad no Moskit missiles were included.  The launch tube hatches would need to be cut apart and modded to be in the open position.  No stand is provided either, which is too bad as the outriggers touch the ground before the hull.

The spider crane caught my fancy when I saw a photo of a die cast toy of one. A contractor on one of our projects was going to bring one to a jobsite that had narrow clearances on the side of a hill.  I don't know if he did or not, as I had to move on to other projects.  Crying.

I have a nice 1/20 MaK female figure in a jumpsuit and holding a clipboard that I plan to accompany the crane to show its small size.  I'd better get her a hardhat though!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Thursday, October 14, 2021 9:52 PM

   That Caspian Sea monster is on my wish list, at 1/144 it still looks like a big plane. Love the spider crane too.

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