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  1. report2me4

    report2me4 New Member

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    I have just joined, so i am saying hello. I have an avid interest in all things military (and wargaming), especially WW2. Up untill now it has been mostly land based but i purchased a set of rules from 2 fat lardies called "Bag the Hun" which has sparked a fire to learn more about airwarfare. I am planning on purchasing some model planes to refight the Battle of Britain, maybe 1/300th scale or 1/600 but until i do then i had hoped to find somewhere to download top down colour (not color!) views of some aircraft. I would also like some recomendations for general books on the subject of WW2 airwarfare.

    Sorry for the long intro - i will shut up and lurk for a while - Tally Ho!
     
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    1/300 or 1/600 scale model planes? thats so freakin small! 1/72 scale recommended
    feel free to search around our old archives for info
     
  3. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
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    Hi !!!
    Welcome to the forum,Report2me4.:)
    I think that Loomaluftwaffe is right and you should consider the 1:72 scale as he recommended.
     
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    Definitely 1:72, can you even get planes at 1:300?
     
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    Welcome Report2
     
  6. report2me4

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    In an ideal world 1/72nd would be lovely but for wargaming large actions of a couple of squadrons of fighters against a formation of bombers plus escort it poses a few space problems - i would need a sports hall to play and a hanger to store all the stuff!
    You can even get 1/1200 scale planes but even thats a bit tiny for me. No 1/300 scale planes are common for wargaming and some are beautiful considering their size - please see link
    P-47 Thunderbolt
     
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    Wow! That is tiny!
     
  8. DerAdlerIstGelandet

    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
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    Wow not much detail with that scale.

    Just go and buy those little metal things that come in packages at toy stoys. I have seen Spitfires, Bf-109s, Fw-190s and P-51s.
     
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    Yeap,you have a good eyesight Report2me4 not like me. :)
     
  10. the lancaster kicks ass

    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    i've seen a couple of them around, not hugely popular down here, and tell that site to get some lancasters and more British aircraft, and that the Spitfire Mk.V is NOT a BoB vet :lol:
     
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    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
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    And their Hurricane in a MKIIC or MKIV in Finnish colours. When the Finn's only recieved the MKI...
     
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    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    they do look cool though and very novel.........
     
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    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
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    Yeah but they aren't accurate...
     
  14. the lancaster kicks ass

    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    no but for something like this what does it matter, they're just good fun.......
     
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