Gday from Downunder

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  1. tonyb

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    Hi all,
    My name is Tony and I am from Melbourne in Victoria,Australia.
    I have always had a love of WWII aircraft and used to make model kits when I was a kid.
    Now I am 42 and re-discovering the kit-buiiding bug.
    I have almost finished a 1/72 Hawker Hurricane and P51 Mustang (both by Academy) and although they aren't brilliant by any means,I love them lol!:D
    I would love to have a go at either an Avro Lancaster or a B-17 Flying Fortress.Anyone recommend any kits and what is the best scale?
    I have had a brief look around the forums here and been absolutely blown away by the talent that you guys have,some simply stunning work.8)
    Cheers,
    Tony.
     
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    Welcome aboard Tony!
     
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    Welcome Tony! Similar story here building models again now that kids are grown (more or less). The best scale for you is a personal choice, depending on how much detailing you like to do (easier for larger scales, not so much smaller scales but also matters less) how much space you have and finally price range. 1/48 scale bombers get pretty big and are pricier. 1/72 is arguably the most popular for bombers and may be your best choice if you're just getting back into the hobby.

    Looking forward to some pics!
     
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    Cripes! Another digger!!! :)

    Welcome to the forum Tony and join in a Group Build. We have several coming up.
     
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    Another digger? haha! not by birth though.I've been down here since 1997 and my wife and kids are aussie by birth.I was born and bred in Cambridge,England and hence my favourite warplanes are the likes of the Hurricanes,Spitfires and Lancasters.
    I used to love going to Duxford to see all these old planes,I'll have to get back there one day.
    Group builds eh? Not sure exactly what that entails but I'm game to give it a go!:)
    Thanks for the tips on the bombers,I think I'll have a crack at a1/72 to start with.I'm very very rusty with model building at present but I aim to get as much practice as I can!8)
    Thanks for the welcome guys,much appreciated.
    I'll get some pics up by the weekend of my completed work.
    Cheers,
    Tony.
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum Tony.
     
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    Hi Tony and welcome to the site. As you've already seen, theres a lot of talented guys 'n' gals here. I learn something everytime I have a browse here.
     
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    Welcome aboard Tony! :)
     
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    Welcome mate!

    Re an accurate Lanc...the later Airfix kits have the most accurate outline (In my opinion), though the technology is of course outdated (scratchbuilding and superdetailing required for an accurate kit). The new tool Revell and Hasegawa's are of course beautiful in detail, though each has it's mistakes, some major, some minor.
    There are threads on these kits around the forum if you want more details - comments by Ian (Ian Lanc) and Terry (Airframes) are especially worth paying attention to!

    Evan (a kiwi living in Hungary)
     
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    G'day Tony, almost missed your introduction, greetings from another ex pommy former Northampton and welcome to the forum, you'll have fun.
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    G'day Tony welcome to the forum mate!:D
     
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    Hi Tony and welcome from the old country (Cheshire, was Co.Durham). Have a look at the rules and guidelines for the Group Builds and join in. You'll get loads of help and support.
    Cheers, Terry.
     
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    I think I'll need it!:lol:
    made a bit of a pig's ear of the fuselage decals on my P51D,not happy..:cry:
    I really dislike waterslides.
    Never mind,I shall press on.
    Thanks for all ur welcomes guys,ur a good bunch.:)
    Cheers,
    Tony.
     
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    Which markings are you using for the 'stang? My kit markings for 'Down for Double' are going spare if you need them, also have markings for WD-B 'The Duchess' going spare.
     
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    Welcome to the forum Tony. 8)


    Wheels
     
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    Welcome to the clan mate, enjoy the ride!
     
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