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Tamiya PBR kit wanted

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Tamiya PBR kit wanted
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 3:38 PM
I want to build this kit soooo bad...BUT I cannot find it anywhere. I do have a Tamiya Corsair F4u-1d kit sealed for trade for a "Pibber" ...

Thanks
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Posted by Jeff Herne on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 5:10 PM
Someone had one recently on Hyperscale's 'Plane Trading' forum...also check Ebay, they're all over the place over there, usually quite cheap.

I have a PBR Mk 1 in 1/32 scale resin kit from Paddinghouse that I might consider swapping, I've painted the hull already so you're halfway there.

Jeff Herne
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Posted by Jeff Herne on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 5:17 PM
Here's two:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3134505447&category=2590

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3134659761&category=2590

You can also try posting on the messageboard of my site, www.modelwarships.com

Regards,

Jeff Herne
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  • From: Aaaaah.... Alpha Apaches... A beautiful thing!
Posted by Cobrahistorian on Sunday, June 15, 2003 11:57 PM
Awww... Jeff, ain't you just the nicest.... LOL

How is the Pibber kit by the way. I've been wanting to build one for a while. Accurate? good fit?

"1-6 is in hot"
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Posted by Jeff Herne on Monday, June 16, 2003 12:20 PM
Heya Jon,

What are you doin hanging around the docks, huh?? You rotorheads are supposed to be over at the airfield. Oh, btw, Heather Dawn told me to tell you that she loves you and she says thanks for 'working her over' !! All I have to do is convince her to get that nosejob!

The Tamiya PBR is a good kit, add in some Verlinden Vietnam era baggage, ammo boxes, etc., and you've got a real kicker.

Jeff Herne
Modelwarships.com

PS: For those who have no clue what I was talking about, 'Heather Dawn' is my AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter that Jon's been restoring. Yes, I have a real AH-1 Cobra... :-)
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  • From: Aaaaah.... Alpha Apaches... A beautiful thing!
Posted by Cobrahistorian on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 3:34 PM
Jeff,

Well give Miss Heather a nice big kiss for me and tell her I'll see her in August. We should have a party for her in September when the book's released! Speaking of which, they've got me doing another project now on Afghanistan and Iraq and Apache ops there. Should be interesting.

In any case, thanks for the info on the Pibber. I'm dyin to build one, guess I should go for it!

Later!

Jon
"1-6 is in hot"
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  • From: Seattle
Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Thursday, June 19, 2003 8:40 PM
Tamiya kits are some of the best in the business....but the PBR2 is ONE GOOD KIT! I had alot of FUN on this one with no problems!

I do regret the decals a bit now and the BEATTLES poster would have been 'whimpy' for Nam but it turned out ok.....can you see the small arms hit to the radar dome?

http://pages.prodigy.net/ttenlow/_wsn/page2.html
Straighten up and fly right.....
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  • From: Aaaaah.... Alpha Apaches... A beautiful thing!
Posted by Cobrahistorian on Friday, June 20, 2003 7:28 PM
PE-64,

Great shots of the PBR, but I gotta say I much prefer the ahem... Biker Scout? Cool concept.

"1-6 is in hot"
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  • From: Seattle
Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Friday, June 20, 2003 9:08 PM
Thanks Cobra!Big Smile [:D]

I have talked to Huey Pilots that tried real hard to get into COBRAS in Nam.....Man they wanted to fly the SPORTS CAR of Nam soooo bad!

I don't blame them one bit!.....the few Cobra Pilots that I have met said they LOVED IT!Tongue [:P]
Straighten up and fly right.....
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  • From: Aaaaah.... Alpha Apaches... A beautiful thing!
Posted by Cobrahistorian on Sunday, June 22, 2003 2:10 AM
PE-64,

Keep an eye out for new releases from Osprey Publishing then. My book will be out on Sept 25. I interviewed over a hundred Cobra pilots and ground crews for it!

"1-6 is in hot"
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  • From: Seattle
Posted by Papa-Echo-64 on Sunday, June 22, 2003 4:41 PM
Sounds good!....Keep us informed!Big Smile [:D]
Straighten up and fly right.....
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  • From: PDX, OR
Posted by Umi_Ryuzuki on Monday, June 23, 2003 5:33 PM
There are currently three Tamiya PBRs in the local hobby shop here in PDX, OR.

Tammies Hobbies Beaverton, Oregon
(503) 644-4535
They have a website, but it is not very functional yet.
http://www.tammieshobbies.com/

However, I think they wanted $32 dollars US.
Nyow / =^o^= Other Models and Miniatures http://mysite.verizon.net/res1tf1s/
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, July 5, 2003 8:31 PM
Got my kit...
Thank you everyone for helping me out.
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