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Offline leadboy

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Re: VBCW Air Wars
« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2022, 09:56:49 AM »
Morning Doug,

Yes, I've noticed that the Ebay practice now seems to be supply one plane only, instead of six as back in 2020 when we started in to this. Can't explain why, but I'd also noticed that "they" kept the original pictures on the recent "one plane" ads, so its an easy mistake to make. They've also gone up in price!!

When I last looked at this a month or so ago, there were some Ebay sellers that, while selling singly, would provide discounts for multiple purchases, i.e. 10% off if you buy 2, 15% off if you buy 4 etc etc. That seemed to get you to the original six number relatively cheaply. I haven't checked if those kind of ebay ads are still around today.

Bear in mind that all the planes supplied are identical - its not one of those offers where you have to chase all six to make sure you have all the different types.

As you know, these things go in cycles. They'll be back to selling six in one go at some point in the future, no doubt when "they" receive huge amounts from some Chinese factory.

Still, look on the bright side - you've got a free plane to experiment upon! :)

Offline Moriarty

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Re: VBCW Air Wars
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2022, 07:25:21 AM »
And so, it begins . . .

‘Planes are ‘clip together’, which makes it easier, patterns seem sprayed on, plastic is somewhere between ‘soft’ and ‘hard’.

Offline Doug ex-em4

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Re: VBCW Air Wars
« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2022, 12:22:57 PM »
And so, it begins . . .

‘Planes are ‘clip together’, which makes it easier, patterns seem sprayed on, plastic is somewhere between ‘soft’ and ‘hard’.

Did you get them from eBay?

Doug

Offline Moriarty

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Re: VBCW Air Wars
« Reply #33 on: May 10, 2022, 03:53:10 PM »
EBay, yes, all the way from China.

The dimensions are not a million miles away from a Type 95 fighter, and I will combine two into one for a Type 92 bomber.

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Re: VBCW Air Wars
« Reply #34 on: May 10, 2022, 11:22:01 PM »
This is a jolly amusing thread; inspired me to get out my Fokker D VIII (virtually no rigging). It will probably be piloted by a fox :)
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Offline Moriarty

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Re: VBCW Air Wars
« Reply #35 on: May 11, 2022, 07:24:58 AM »
And here are the component parts. Looking at losing the ‘pilot’, cut & paster the struts int a ‘vee’ to better resemble the Type 95 and losing the ‘undercarriage’ housing. Then adding a dihedral to the upper wing, with a bit of luck!

Offline leadboy

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« Reply #36 on: May 11, 2022, 10:23:29 AM »
Looking good Moriarty! Will be interested to see how you combine two into one to make the bomber - something I thought about but the 'curves' always defeated me...

Offline leadboy

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Re: VBCW Air Wars
« Reply #37 on: May 11, 2022, 02:53:06 PM »
...and Doug, as you probably already know, they're now available from Ebay seller "yanh-1869"
at £2.12 each if you buy four (or more) at the same time. Listed as:

"Mini Vintage Plastic Plane Model AircraftGlider Biplane AirplaneModel Kid Toy YH"

So that would make a "Squadron" for about a tenner....mind you, I'm sure they were even cheaper
when I got them for the 2020 Modelling Challenge!

NB. seller in China so they will take about a month to arrive (and sometimes postage isn't too reliable).


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Re: VBCW Air Wars
« Reply #38 on: May 12, 2022, 10:03:55 AM »
...and Doug, as you probably already know, they're now available from Ebay seller "yanh-1869"
at £2.12 each if you buy four (or more) at the same time. Listed as:

"Mini Vintage Plastic Plane Model AircraftGlider Biplane AirplaneModel Kid Toy YH"

So that would make a "Squadron" for about a tenner....mind you, I'm sure they were even cheaper
when I got them for the 2020 Modelling Challenge!

NB. seller in China so they will take about a month to arrive (and sometimes postage isn't too reliable).

Probably worth taking a punt. I’ve had stuff from China occasionally and for a very low value order (under a fiver) the communication was amazing - email to say "thanks" for the order; email to  say it was despatched; email to say let us know if there are any problems. And free postage. So, I think yanh-1869 will be getting my business.

Doug

Offline Moriarty

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Re: VBCW Air Wars
« Reply #39 on: May 16, 2022, 05:17:15 AM »
OK, wings removed from one fuselage, two fuselages cut ready for joining, still working out the best way to extend the wings. To extend the nose, or not to extend the nose? That is the question.

Offline leadboy

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Re: VBCW Air Wars
« Reply #40 on: May 17, 2022, 06:23:56 AM »
Nosejobs are always a personal choice....re the wings, Moriarty, aren't they simple in
comparison to the fuselage conversion? Square off the ends of one set of wings, chop
up the other to provide the extension piece, use the "underwing bevel" to insert a
suitable piece of plastic card as the stiffener/join, glue, hide with filler if you wish to?

Offline Moriarty

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Re: VBCW Air Wars
« Reply #41 on: June 07, 2022, 09:22:49 AM »
Simple? Yes. But more simple than dealing with my ocd :-)

Anyways, gone with the nose job, and extended the fuselage. A combination of Uhu and tissue stuffed into the cavity, topped off with super glue. Still angsting over the wings, though. Have to drop the idea of producing two bay wings, and just get it done. Oh! The agonies :-)

Offline leadboy

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Re: VBCW Air Wars
« Reply #42 on: June 07, 2022, 12:53:55 PM »
Whoo-hoo! And you've got the basis of a bomb bay (or torpedo attachments) already "pre-made"...

Offline Moriarty

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Re: VBCW Air Wars
« Reply #43 on: June 07, 2022, 08:24:20 PM »
Or at least a slot for a 'flying base' :-)

Offline Roo

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Re: VBCW Air Wars
« Reply #44 on: June 07, 2022, 09:31:34 PM »
Very cool chap

 

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