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Offline tin shed gamer

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Re: Pulp Plane Library
« Reply #765 on: February 20, 2021, 04:03:14 PM »
Guy,
 Oddly enough I thought as was building and researching a Lysander for commission( new crew and resistance fighters.)
I came across the Westlands Wendover. I thought it'd make a great Pulp plane for a fictional Eastern European Principality
Or a mad build from leftover bits by you.

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Re: Pulp Plane Library
« Reply #766 on: March 11, 2021, 01:08:39 PM »
This is one of the more interesting threads in the forum.

I appreciate all the work and ideas presented here.
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Re: Pulp Plane Library
« Reply #767 on: March 13, 2021, 01:27:34 AM »
Guy,
 Oddly enough I thought as was building and researching a Lysander for commission( new crew and resistance fighters.)
I came across the Westlands Wendover. I thought it'd make a great Pulp plane for a fictional Eastern European Principality
Or a mad build from leftover bits by you.

Indeed! Sorry for the late reply :)
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Offline shadowbeast

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Re: Pulp Plane Library
« Reply #768 on: March 13, 2021, 01:36:08 AM »
Maybe my luck is better than yours but over the years I've picked up a number of SMER, Lindberg, Revell and Monogram type kits for anywhere between $7- 20 AUD, which is about four to twelve quid.  That Sarissa monstrosity retails at about $21 AUD minus p&p. For around $30AUD I picked up a Roden 1/48 DH-4 a few months ago. I have a SMER Tigermoth that cost me the princely sum of around $11 and a Bristol bulldog (albeit incomplete) for $7.00 at the last edition of the annual Model Show here.

Bring and buy sales, a number of online retailers, sales in local shops and even ebay have all proved profitable.

Last time I got any SMER I had to order them from Japan.
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Re: Pulp Plane Library
« Reply #769 on: March 13, 2021, 01:47:24 AM »
Shadowbeast do you know of BNA Models? Check their website out,they have everything a modeller could need,plus plenty of kits :)

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Re: Pulp Plane Library
« Reply #770 on: March 13, 2021, 11:08:54 AM »
Shadowbeast do you know of BNA Models? Check their website out,they have everything a modeller could need,plus plenty of kits :)
Yes. The only pulpy aircraft available there are too expensive to game with.

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Re: Pulp Plane Library
« Reply #771 on: May 20, 2022, 08:32:24 AM »
I still have a SMER Walruss, in forboding WIP state, stashed away somewhere for almost a decade now.

The plan was to make it a waterline model that I could also extend the wheels on, and add the bottom hull with magnets. However; I ran into some trouble working on the landing gear and by the time I thought of a workable solution, the campaign I was building it for had already been concluded (the pulp one with the many documents ;) ).

One of these days I ought to finish it. I even added a pretty accurate interior (because the scale modeler in me surfaced again) and converted some 28mm metal pilots to fly the thing...

A fun kit to build for sure, when you don't let yourself get bogged down in details and fancy technical stuffs... ::)
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Re: Pulp Plane Library
« Reply #772 on: May 20, 2022, 10:04:27 AM »
Haha, I bought the Airfix Walrus with a load of photo etch, and great plansÖ Itís two years on nowÖ :)

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Re: Pulp Plane Library
« Reply #773 on: May 20, 2022, 01:48:27 PM »
Well Iíve never taken any notice if this thread before  :?

Or seen the Walrus kit - but Iím certainly going to go hunt one down now  :D

Offline Golgotha

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Re: Pulp Plane Library
« Reply #774 on: May 20, 2022, 11:03:42 PM »
The model manufacturer called Smer has a number of Pulp options see for instance:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2510209.m570.l1313&_nkw=smer+model&_sacat=0

Including a 1/50 scale Walrus... see page 2 in the link.
« Last Edit: May 20, 2022, 11:08:44 PM by Golgotha »

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Re: Pulp Plane Library
« Reply #775 on: May 20, 2022, 11:47:44 PM »
The Smer Walrus is a fairly useful kit. I've beaten up several over the Year's.
It's worth noting that they're not particularly highly detailed nor are they particularly well fitting.  Infact the best way to approach them. Is as if they're a multi part metal kit Ratherthan a plastic scale model. (Nine times out of ten your going to have to gap fill and trim flash in order to get them to work.)
Once you approach them as a metal kit. Then they're a breeze. The Walrus in particular has chunky parts that Aesthetically fit really well with metal 28mm. The Smer version is much more forgiving than the Airfix one.When it comes to the wear and tear of gaming. Biggest advantage is you can actually have several Smer kits for the price of the Airfix one.So it's possible to make both a waterline one and have one on wheels.whilst still having enough left over to buy a blister of 28mm mini's as crew.
« Last Edit: May 20, 2022, 11:51:46 PM by tin shed gamer »

Offline diehard

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Re: Pulp Plane Library
« Reply #776 on: May 21, 2022, 12:00:01 AM »
 That is awesome. I definitely want one. Don't have any particular plans for one but want it anyway. And time to finally get that Gyrocopter too.

And TSG, beautiful paint jobs on the plane and the car!
« Last Edit: May 21, 2022, 12:01:46 AM by diehard »
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Re: Pulp Plane Library
« Reply #777 on: May 26, 2022, 07:06:17 AM »
Got a new toy today and had to take it out to play with. Franklin Mint 1:48 Ju52. This is on a 2Ē X 2Ē board






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Re: Pulp Plane Library
« Reply #778 on: May 26, 2022, 10:50:56 AM »
That looks great but holy moly thatís huge

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Re: Pulp Plane Library
« Reply #779 on: May 26, 2022, 05:34:16 PM »
Can you put figures inside? That's the real question with something that large!


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