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    1/72 Aircraft: Early Jets, Wordl Wars
    1/700 Ships: IJN, USN, World War I era & World War II
    54mm Figures: Anciet Greece & Rome;Medieval Europe; Early Modern 1700-Napoleonic & World War I
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  1. OK Shoot me an email: scorvi@verizon.net. WE can work out a trade or something. Steve,
  2. North American FJ-2 Fury - Sword 1/72

    Very nice build did the very same one. How were your decals? Mine were very thin and fragile. Steve
  3. 1/72 Fujimi A-7E

    Very nice build and yes survival from the drop is impressive..done that a few times. I did the Fujimi A-7A and it wasnt a bad build....better overall shape than the hobbyboss kit..but a little tougher build due to the intake moldings Steve
  4. SOld kits removed bump Steve
  5. I am looking for a 1/72 Fujimi A-4 Skyhawk parts kit. All I really need are the leading edge slats and the cokcpit parts. Since I am attempting to use Fujimi Wings on a ESCI kit I have in the stash....which surprising mate up rather well!?!!? This is an experiment since I hear that the ESCI Fuselage (for an E at least) seems to be more accurate than the Fujimi kit?? I can buy or trade either a full kit or parts?? Email me directly: scorvi@verizon.net Steve,
  6. F-101B soon from Kitty Hawk

    KH does Ok. This kit I am sure will be better. Their learning curve has been steep but their past releases have been better..Just like Kinetic. I built the F-101A/C when I was into 1/48 and I built the Monogram B along side it for HS: http://www.hyperscale.com/2014/features/f10148sc_1.htm The old Monogram kit aint bad at all and the KH kit is ok for the type. I really think it needs help with a set of exhausts from Eduard Brassin or Aires . that wold really help. Yes there are fit issue but again if you are an experienced modeler nothing you can overcome. BTW- IF the cockpit bothers you that much pop in the Aires one they did a nice job. I built my pit OOB Now that I am in 1/72 I have many Voodoos to choose from and the old Revell F-101B 1/72 kit is still rather nice. Steve
  7. Best 1/72 jet kits by subject?

    Here are some of my personal best. Trying not to cover the same ground. F-5A EscI kit is by far the best and most accurate in this arena. A little gem of a kit...but getting hard to find. Wolfpack released a nice re-release of this kit with great decals and some extras worth seeking out! F-5B- AMT kit which I think started as ESCI tooling is another gem for a true B two seater. T-33-Platz hands down is the best in this category ease of construction and pretty nice tooling-just wish they would do a F-80 family since the nose is separately molded. The other alternatives are either short run-not bad (Sword or the ancient Hasegawa kit-sans details. Heller isnt bad either and has the recce nose P/F-80 The Airfix kit is nice but lacks details and is raised panel lines but a decent build with nice parts and easy and inexpensive to obtain.. The newer short run Sword F/P-80's a re nice but will require a bit more skill to get a good result-they also offer the RF recce nose version. F-86A/E/F The Fujimi kit is the best for F30 and F40 options later variants But the Earlier E you can get from the decent Academy-Hobbycraft kit but is basic in details and tooling compared to the Fujimi kit. It also requires a littel more work to make an early E-wing is NOT entirely accurate?? There is ONLY the Matchbox kit for the early A model and that requires a lot of work to get to modern standards UNLESS you kit bash it with either an Academy or Fujimi kit?? F-86D- Hasegawa hands down best out there. The old Airfix MPC isnt bad but requires work to get it up to modern standard F-86H- Special hobby is your best option if you can fund it. I believe there was an old Vac. kit for this variant and a Falcon conversion?? F-84G Academy for the early E model & the Tamiya for the G model BUT both are very nice and the best in scale. The older Heller kit is nice but older tooling and requires some details--Aeromaster re-released with some extras a while back I believe. F-84F-Only option that is available is the Italeri kit & Airfix both are ancient offerings that need lots of work to bring up to modern standards BUT I think the Airfix gets the nod in accurate outlines for a basis to start a build. The PJ Productions kit in resin is an awesome but expensive alternative and the best 1/72 Thunderstreak BUT is currently out of production. F-100F The New Italeri release is pretty nice and with some nice decals. The Older AMT kit is also rather nice too but will require some details in the as will the Italeri kit. THE newer Trumpeter kit has some major problems in the length department as outlined in this thread. So I would stay away unless you want to kit bash with Italeri for the slats and wings?? http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234940585-warning-about-the-trumpeter-172-f-100f/& Mig-15- Eduard has the best detailed & accurate Mig-15 in 1/72. The Hobbyboss isnt bad for buildability and cheap to boot Mig-17- Tie between the AZ kit and old KP moldings/. The Dragon Mig-17 has wing chord issues and I think it is off in the nose area too/But builds easily. Mig-19 Either the Old KP kit accurate BUT basic or the Bilek kit more detail but a tough build and ill fitting parts.. Will Trumpeter ever release their promised 1/72 Mig-19????? Mig-21F13 Revell kit is rather nice and a new tool of the early model Mig-21...much beter than the old Academy kit Mig-21 (later versions) Eduard kits are coming so they should be pretty good. BUT the KP re-tooled kits of the RV molds are real nice too as is Zvevda moldings of the versions they cover
  8. I am looking for EITHER the 1/72 Octopuss F7F-3N kit or a Revell F7F-3 w/ aftermarkets. I can trade or buy. Contact me: scorvi@verizon.net Thanks Steve,
  9. I am selling some 1/72 kits so I can focus on my preferred subject era. I know WWII is the dominant subject but I prefer early jet era. I am will be selling MOST of my WWII 1/72. IF you havent done business w/ me I usually ship my kits out within 48 hours of receiving confirmation of the deal w/address (or payment) and I keep constant email communication! I hope everyone can do the same! I am in the USA and I accept PAYPAL (preferred), Check and Money Orders SHIPPING is NOT included. Please email me directly at: scorvi@verizon.net Steve, TRADE WANTS: 1/72 Hasegawa Skyraider 1/72 Revell-Monogram F7F-3 1/72 Octopuss F7F-3N 1/144 Aeroclub P2V Neptuune KITS FOR SALE/TRADE 1/72 -Eduard BF-110E w/profipack w/. Quickboost exhausts & Brassin Gun nose detail set $25.00 -Zvevda Mig-3 $8.00 -Fine Molds Zero type 32 Hamp w/ Photocopied magazine instructions FULL KIT $25.00 -Fujimi KI-43 I w/ Eduard Canopy masks and detail set $20.00 -Tamiya Zero type 22 w/ Eduard canopy masks $17.00 Sci-Fi Bandai 1/1000 SBY 2202 Andromeda Fully lighted kit $100.00 Bandai 1/1000 SBY 2202 Dreadnought kit lighted with laighthing package $ 90.00 BOOKS/MAGAZINES: Osprey B-57 Units of the Vietnam War $15.00 OFFICIAL MONOGRAM U.S. NAVY & MARINE CORPS AIRCRAFT COLOR GUIDE vol. 3 MINT $75.00
  10. I am selling some Bandai Starblazers Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and 2202 kits. These are amazing kits if you never have built one. They are some of the best kits out there and dont even require glue!. The lighting system do NOT require any soldering either plug and play systems . IF you havent done business w/ me I usually ship my kits out within 48 hours of receiving confirmation of the deal w/address (or payment) and I keep constant email communication! I hope everyone can do the same! I am in the USA and I accept PAYPAL (preferred), Check and Money Orders SHIPPING is NOT included. Please email me directly at: scorvi@verizon.net Steve, Sci-Fi Bandai 1/1000 SBY 2202 Dreadnought kit lighted with laighthing package $ 90.00
  11. I am selling some Bandai Starblazers Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and 2202 kits. These are amazing kits if you never have built one. They are some of the best kits out there and dont even require glue!. The lighting system do NOT require any soldering either plug and play systems . IF you havent done business w/ me I usually ship my kits out within 48 hours of receiving confirmation of the deal w/address (or payment) and I keep constant email communication! I hope everyone can do the same! I am in the USA and I accept PAYPAL (preferred), Check and Money Orders SHIPPING is NOT included. Please email me directly at: scorvi@verizon.net Steve, Sci-Fi Bandai 1/1000 SBY 2202 Andromeda Fully lighted kit $100.00 Bandai 1/1000 SBY 2202 Dreadnought kit lighted with laighthing package $ 90.00 Bandai 1/1000 SBY 2199 Garmillas Warship set $30.00
  12. Aircraft engines?? OK Steve
  13. I assume you mean Auto engines?? I have some from US cars--muscle car era Let me know what you need. Email me : scorvi@verizon.net Steve,
  14. YES and the helicopter kit Steve
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