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Slardy
post Jan 12 2005, 11:21 AM
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Hi guys,

I want to use air support for my Mid war Us paratroopers and i need to buy some planes.. p38's or P47's. Where can I get some in OZ?? Oh and I don't want 1/72 scale as they are obviously in the wrong scale.

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post Jan 12 2005, 12:08 PM
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Corgi Miniture Range ... check your local model store shop .. they cheap and they are about 1:44 scale


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post Jan 12 2005, 02:56 PM
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Surely though that would be way too big?

I've seen modern aircraft knocking around in 1:100 scale (Almost ideal), but no WWII. A local stockist has told me that Dragon will be releasing their WWII 1:144 scale very shortly, to compliment their plastic armour and the rules set they are rumoured to be releasing.

at about $6 a kit, should do the trick nicely (Supposedly available March)


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post Jan 12 2005, 03:28 PM
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FoW is scaled at 1:100 ... 1:144 for planes IMHO is good as it's suppose to represent them in the air ... smile.gif

Dragon does some plastic Stukas I think ... they are on sale right now


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post Jan 12 2005, 03:35 PM
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Thanks guys for the help...March is a way off i suppose....any other options anyone??

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post Jan 12 2005, 03:51 PM
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What planes are you after ...

I'll try and see if Hobby Co still has some Corgi Diecasts ... they sell them for $AUS 7 each


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post Jan 12 2005, 04:25 PM
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Those Corgi diecasts are 1/120 (checked the website, no scale on the box) --- at $7 & already painted they are a good way to go.

I've got some 1/300s mounted on wire -- they are way too small really.

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post Jan 13 2005, 09:42 PM
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Best bet I've found is your local newsagent.
Air Combat Collection is what you ask for, it has a 1:100 scale model on it each month. for about $15 iirc.

P38 & P47 is fine for Late war, but only the P38 & A36 is really accurate for MW.

IIRC, Issue 14 is the P51B, as close as you can get to the A36 in the right scale. Issue 4 was a Desert Stuka, great for DAK. I'd check the numbers forst though... smile.gif


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post Jan 14 2005, 01:11 AM
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DRAGON CAN.DO Pocket Army 1/144, i have a stuka from that range, and it would be the perfet scale for FOW, so investiage futher and see if they have any planes you require, plus they are pre-painted, i also have Dragon Armor – Pre-painted, 1/72nd Diecast AFVs (Sturmtiger and King Tiger to be precise), but they would be too big for FOW.)
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post Jan 14 2005, 02:10 PM
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Damo have you got a link to order those planes from air combat??

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post Jan 14 2005, 11:54 PM
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Best bet I can find is to go to your newsagent, and see if they can get it. I may have ended by now, but there might be back issues still available. Gordon & Gotch distribute it I think, based on what I picked up from a google search.

I can find subscription info, the UK website http://www.gefabbri.co.uk/aircombatcollection/
and this list of planes, from the FOW forum no less.

1. Tornado
2. F-4 Phantom
3. F-14 Tomcat
4. JU 87 Stuka
5. AH-64 Apache
6. Rafale
7. Spitfire
8. F-15 Eagle
9. Sea Harrier
10. F-8 Crusader
11. F-117 Nighthawk
12. F-104 Starfighter
13. P-51 Mustang
14. Mig-29 Fulcrum
15. F-86 Sabre
16. F4U Corsair
17. FW190
18. Mirage III
19. BF 109 Messerschmidt
20. Mi-24 Hind
21. F-5 Tiger
22. A6M Zero
23. F-16 Fighting Falcon
24. Meteor
25. Me 262 Schwalbe
26. Mirage 2000
27. A-4 Skyhawk
28. Hurricane (I understand it's a Tempest, not Hurricane. Brit aircraft, but only LW)
29. Jaguar
30. P-40 Warhawk
31. Mig-17 Fresco
32. AH-1 Cobra

http://stores.ebay.com.au/GOBLIN-GRAFIX-MINIATURES
Has a Stuka, if that helps... smile.gif


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post Jan 14 2005, 11:57 PM
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PS, I got my P51's over 16 months ago now, so if it's monthly, you've still got a few editions left before it finishes.


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post Jan 28 2005, 12:07 AM
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QUOTE(sangraal)
Those Corgi diecasts are 1/120 (checked the website, no scale on the box) --- at $7 & already painted they are a good way to go.  

I've got some 1/300s mounted on wire -- they are way too small really.  

sangraal


Last time I checked the people at Hobbyco told me that the Corgi were to no particular scale. How do they fit, size-wise, with 15mm figures? Are they obviously over-/under-sized in comparison?

Also, would using 1/72 (~20mm) plastics look odd when going up against 15mm? What are the basing requirements and is LOS important (eg would obviously larger models be too disadvantaged)?

How does the Dragon 1/144 stack up against the 15mm stuff?

Looking for cheap options.

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post Jan 28 2005, 06:11 PM
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1:120 is OK, it merely gives the impression that it's higher flying, same with 1:144. My Corgi P38 is obviously smaller, but it still fits pretty well.

1:72 is probably too big, but if you use the stand itself as the marker, and have all measurement to that one point, both for incoming fire, and outgoing fire you'll be fine with any scale.
Although a 1:35 scale HS129 might be a little too big!


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