The Most Collectible Model Kits!!!

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Post by dead-cat » 01 Jul 2003 00:26

i have a HMS Prince (17th c.) kit from Airfix, from 1976 or 77, and a few emhar kits nut not that old.

there is also a 1/87 H0 scale leopold railwaygun from lima. can be found now and then on ebay. haven't seen other railway guns except those from REI military on http://www.reynaulds.com. but the price is prohibitive.

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Post by Lustmolch » 17 Jul 2003 13:55

Bill Medland wrote:A "collectible model kit" list would have to include the Hasegawa Mörser Karl on railway carrier and the Leopold railgun, both in 1:72.
These kits reach Germany in ones and twos in German model shops about twice a year. I have several friends in Germany that are always on the lookout for them.
Altough I am not really a fan of 1:72 scale or Hasegawa, they look cool on my World War Two Model Railroad! 8)
I just wish the rail guns were available in 1:35! Then I could build a Garden railroad, well we can dream :D
Regards,Bill.


Bill - keep an aye out for a 1/35 K5(e) from Dragon very soon. The Karl mortar is cuurently available (£65 Sterling) from the same company. Apprently Trumpeter is to release a K5(e) as well.

The Missing Links website has some more about them on their Axis forum.

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Post by SS-Researcher » 23 Jul 2003 20:42

My favourite by now (although not that old) is the 1/350 Yamato Battleship modelkit by Tamiya. I ordered it today together with photo-etched parts from Eduard. I can't stop waiting for it to arrive. :)

If there is interest I'd start a "Building the Yamato"-thread on the forum. ;)

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Post by trauth116 » 30 Jul 2003 02:52

Also Dragon/DML is - or has come out with a 1/35th scale railway gun --- seems to be running about $80-90.00 US ... It is in the August Squadron mail order flyer ---

http://www.dragonmodelsltd.com/html/6200.htm

I think it is the same as Hasegawa's 1/72nd kit -- ie the 'Leopold'

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Post by KampfgruppeMeyer » 06 Aug 2003 06:19

trauth116 wrote:Also Dragon/DML is - or has come out with a 1/35th scale railway gun --- seems to be running about $80-90.00 US ... It is in the August Squadron mail order flyer ---

http://www.dragonmodelsltd.com/html/6200.htm

I think it is the same as Hasegawa's 1/72nd kit -- ie the 'Leopold'


where can i buy a completed model sucha as this one?

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Post by Lustmolch » 06 Aug 2003 17:16

At my local model shop the other day, I saw an anniversary edition Spitfire by Airfix.

In the plastic bag with header card, this appears to be a limited edition repackaging. The header card is a 1950s facsimile, while the kit itself looks like the 1970s example, albeit in turquoise plastic.

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Post by cruderian » 13 Aug 2003 19:30

KampfgruppeMeyer wrote:
trauth116 wrote:Also Dragon/DML is - or has come out with a 1/35th scale railway gun --- seems to be running about $80-90.00 US ... It is in the August Squadron mail order flyer ---

http://www.dragonmodelsltd.com/html/6200.htm

I think it is the same as Hasegawa's 1/72nd kit -- ie the 'Leopold'


where can i buy a completed model sucha as this one?


right here:

http://www.hlj.com/cgi-perl/hljpage.cgi?dra6200

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Post by Kav » 29 Aug 2003 13:20

The spitfire by airfix is a lmited adition kit from the remake of the very first airfix kit the spitfire mark 1.But i am shore you can only get this when you are in the airfix advanced modelers club.BUT JUST LOOK AT THE RAILWAY GUN!!!!!!!!!!ITS AWSOME

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Post by trauth116 » 04 Sep 2003 05:08

technically I don't think the kit at HLJ is a completed kit ... personally I don't know where to find a finished one -- but I imagine it is possible to comission something like that.

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Post by Von_Mannteufel » 04 Oct 2003 05:44

hmm, the Revell 1/24 Fokker DR.I I just got (about 6 months ago) from my g/f. It's amazing (even though the lack of details and horrible plastic)

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Post by Nord » 16 Jul 2004 00:58

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This is the 54cm Loki

//Nord

It`s a nice kit but BIG!

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Post by Ervin » 08 Aug 2004 00:20

Does anybody have an RC 1/6 Tiger tank ?
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Post by Ervin » 08 Aug 2004 00:23

I got Michael Wittmann's # 231 Tiger tank I've made .
Its way bigger than what any of you make .

I just got to get a better figure of Wittmann
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Post by Von Schwerin » 18 Aug 2004 11:28

No it ain't the biggest!
Dunno if this counts but we have the "Biggest model Tiger in the World" over her in England - and it DRIVES!!!!
1:1 scale based on a T-55 body and an Abbott SPG turret.......
Would you class it as "modelling?
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Post by Ervin » 19 Aug 2004 21:35

there's one thing I dont understand , why do you always get that Tiger ????? The real one has wider tracks and different road wheels . Just about in every movie they have that type

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