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RT @HalifaxAuthor: One of my favourite diecast models is the beautiful Corgi/Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's 1/72 scale Avro Lancaster;…
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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". [...]
We love Aviation ! IGR New Airplane Models Heaven ! Helicopter & Aircraft Pilot Gift Shop resin or plastic Herpa Palm-sized collectible airplane models in die cast metal, available in 1:500, 1:400, and 1:200 scales Corgi American Classics 1:144 and 1:72 Scales die cast models Long Prosper Pre-decorated plastic snap-fit display models in 1:200 ... [...]
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. [...]
Cold shoulder! Corgi called Zelda refuses to share her ice cream and carries the tub away when anyone approachesFootage filmed in Miami, Florida, shows Zelda refusing to share her ice creamWhen someone reaches out their hand, she picks up the tub and turns awayZelda picks it up again and moves to the other side of the rug when they try againBy Georgia Simcox For Mailonline Published: 08:55 BST, 10 August 2020 | Updated: 09:21 BST, 10 August 2020 This is the hilarious moment a corgi...
SIX MONTHS after transforming a hardware store into a state of the art defence engine maintenance hub, TAE Aerospace has settled into new surroundings with a workforce of more than 200. The aerospace company relocated the majority of its fighter jet and tank engine maintenance and repair operations from Amberley RAAF Base earlier this year, after refurbishing the former Masters Bundamba site at a cost of more than $66 million.As part of the refurbishment, a new administration building with...
Monty Don reveals how he was terrified of his 'scary' depressed commando father and had to remove bolt from his dad's gun because his mother feared he'd kill himselfMonty Don has revealed how his 'frightening' father struggled with depressionBritish gardening expert, 65, of Herefordshire, told the Times about his traumasMonty was a teen when his mother feared his father was close to killing himselfBy Jessica Green For Mailonline Published: 10:30 BST, 26 September 2020 | Updated: 18:16...