Surge in demand for model planes during Covid pandemic as people pick up screen-free hobbies iNews [...]
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One problem with 28mm models is ‘equipment’ is often very large when models are “in scale”. It can start to look a bit ‘GW Space Marines’ with big hulking vehicles or flying machines dominating the table space. Even in WW2 aircraft grow considerably in size and 1/48 as a scale becomes a little less usable. However interwar era aircraft were still relatively small in overall size and so the nicer model in 1/48 is usable on table and doesn’t look over sized or out of place. What this means is that in some scenarios the aircraft can be used as a terrain piece, table dressing or even the objective of the scenario itself.
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I have not been involved in true Club Games for 45 years since my days in London with the South London Gamers in the mid-late 60's. I realized that I have built a figure collection that is really not designed for the rough and tumble of the gaming... I therefore embarked on a new project to build a suitable ACW Union contingent so that I could comfortably field some of my own figures in a club setting. My other collections are based on wooden Litko bases. This project was completed very quickly and I now have a Union infantry Brigade (and another in process), a Cavalry regiment (mounted and dismounted), artillery for both Brigades plus staff, etc. From Frank and other new friends I learned a lot about wargames scenery suitable for a game setting and acquired some excellent hills, houses,.
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A little bit of history: Model car makers Corgi celebrate their 60th anniversary There are also new anniversary models in the range from the aviation collection including the BAE Hawk RAF REd Arrows, Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfare planes. More details are on corgi.co.uk or you can see a video of the Corgi models through the ... [...]
DiecastBase Model Car Aircraft Shop DiecastBase is a scale model ... military aircraft, 1/48 and 1/72 model tanks & vehicles and some more 1/50 construction machines. All models are in accurate scale, top quality production and from famous brands, Hobby Master, Century Wings, Corgi, Hogan ... [...]
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After Scalextric and Airfix, Hornby adds Corgi to its toy collection Car maker snapped up from US firm for £7.5m · Model company ... cars for Scalextric and aircraft for Airfix and the same design and engineering information is directly applicable, although in a different scale, to the Corgi business". [...]
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Corgi AA27302 Hawker Fury 1/72 Die Cast Model, 43rd Squadron, RAF, Munich Crisis, 1938 I expected something exceptional, but instead received a ridiculously over-priced model at $49.95. (Plus another $5.49 for shipping.) Die-cast plans at this quality and scale go for $15 to $17. Do not waste your money here. [...]
OLI SCARFF/getty Queen Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth has a new puppy!The monarch, 95, was gifted a 6-week-old corgi from her son Prince Andrew and his daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, according to The Sun. She was reportedly given the pet on Thursday, what would have been her late husband Prince Philip's 100th birthday.Watch: The Queen's BiographyThe news comes just a month after the death of Fergus, one of two new puppies given to her while Prince...
Editor Philip Whiteman offers a personal selection of classic books for the (still) isolated aviator to while away lockdown; pilots, we’ve got your back! Break out of isolation in mind (if not in body) with these seven great books perfect for aviation enthusiasts and pilots Credit: Harbucks/Getty - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto Here we are on lockdown... again. To help ward of the boredom and blues, Pilot magazine Editor Philip Whiteman offers a personal selection of...
How the Palace threatened to cut me dead if I revealed the Queen breastfed Prince Charles: Royal author ANTHONY HOLDEN also reveals why an Archbishop feared the Coronation of Charles and Camilla would spark a major constitutional crisisBy Anthony Holden For The Mail On Sunday Published: 22:01 BST, 16 October 2021 | Updated: 22:12 BST, 16 October 2021...