Discussion in 'Off Topic - Card Modeler Lounge' started by TankMurderer, Apr 10, 2007.
Is there a model anyone would suggest???8)
The GPM An-2 "Colt" is a good one. Fly Model's Ki-45 "Toryu" was a real pleasure to build. Geli's DC-3 is a nice kit--one of Geli's nicest. The Westland "Whirlwind" from Modelart is a nice, straightforward kit. Two other kits that I built early on and enjoyed are the V-1 "Buzz Bomb" and V-2 Rocket from Ralph Currell. Both are free downloads and very well designed. Maly Modelarts "Kate" is one of the nicest kits I've built, although it's probably not for beginners.
okily dokily, easy to follow graphics, got it. w00t
Any good Armour models?
FYI............... Geli is no longer with us............ they left the building with Elvis.
Lots of good, not modeled anyway else subjects are and will be even more harder to come by.:cry:
Check out Josve posts on AFV stuff............. I believe he used GPM often.
Its not armor but here is where I got my start....
I am not really into armor but I am sure someone can hook you up with some decent freebies that are good to learn with
M5A1 "Stuart VI"
T-70, T-24, SU-76
Very detailed models and best of all FREE, and if you screw up, reprint
Geli kits do turn up on E-Bay now and then. And last time I checked, PMI still had a selection.
Here's my GPM An-2 Colt "in the rough." It's been moved around a lot and is a bit the worse for wear. Some bracing wires are missing. (I used piano wire--should have used monofilament or thread.) And the prop is a bit bent. In that sense, it's very realistic--it looks just like a lot of the An-2s you'd see mouldering away in the grass on Russian airports these days.
It's disheartening, the number of neglected and derelict aircraft you can find on Russian airfields, especially in Siberia. It's a collector's dream and a salvager's nightmare.
This kit was my first attempt at real scale modeling in paper, built about 5-6(?) years ago. I can see lots of flaws but for a first attempt, it's nothing to be ashamed of. I'd like to build the kit again just to see how I could improve it. The cockpit begs for some extra detailing, with all that glass. I might even recolor it to Soviet markings now that I know my way around Photoshop.
As big as the kit is, it might be a good one for LED cabin and position lights--something I've always wanted to try.
One of the nice things about this kit, in my opinion, is that it's big (span, about 21"), which tends to make it fairly forgiving and an impressive display model even with all the flaws I built into it. I certainly recommend it.
Does anyone have one you'd like to sell or trade? (I kind of shot myself in the foot here with my recommendation . . .)
Here are a few more pics of my GPM An-2 Colt.
The wheel-skis are freelanced from grainy photos in a book on the An-2. I don't know how accurate they are but they work for me.
This was my first attempt at scale modeling in paper (aside from a castle and some songbirds). It's rough around the edges but I think it has stood up well. And was a good kit for learning the basics.
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