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    Zac in NZ
  • Birthday 08/08/1987

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    Warbirds, agricultural aircraft, helicopters

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  1. Fantastic work Chuck, this is the best of these builds I've seen - your Harvard looks fantastic. Congratulations!
  2. Great work Dutch, that looks wonderful! I do enjoy those old box-scale kits.
  3. Hi everyone, I recently rediscovered an unfinished Italeri X-35 and I’d love to finish it in the more colourful markings offered in the Revell kit. Does anyone have an unused set of decals (and placement instructions) going spare they can post to New Zealand? I’m afraid I can’t pay right away but I would be very grateful and will gladly repay you once I’m able. Many thanks in advance!
  4. Thanks, those are perfect! Unfortunately I’m broke, hopefully they’ll be in stock when I’m working again or have some spare change. Thanks again for the heads-up!
  5. @Snowbird3a that's gorgeous! Mine's an Idea, pre-Hobbycraft! For the most part it's a nice kit but the props, as you can see, are just awful.
  6. Hi team, A friend gave me a couple of his Dad’s old kits and one of them was an unopened Idea 1/72 Tracker. I’m having a lot of fun with it but the propellers are just awful: Generated from my Apple iPhone using tools.sportscard.trade Are there any types which could donate props? Are the Hasegawa S-2 ones actually right? I was going to use a set from my B-26K but they’re rather different. All advice greatly appreciated, and then I’ll be off to the Swap Shop to beg/borrow!
  7. Thanks for the suggestions, gents. It’s for a “Tora! Tora! Tora!” Zero replica. I’ll have to check my references on the subject aircraft and look at the USN types. I don’t at all like the look of “running” engine effects and it would stand out among the rest of my collection. But thank you for being kind enough to make a suggestion.
  8. Thanks Dutch, that’s a very reasonable price! @stevez yours was one of the reviews I read several times! As it happens a friend sent me the original, coloured plastic version of kit and I started it yesterday - I also re-listened to the interview with Jerry Beaulier last night and discovered the 50th anniversary of the shootdown is later this month. Unfortunately I doubt I’ll have it done in time for the day but still, interesting timing on my part!
  9. Hi all, Here’s a fun one: what colour is/was the generic US civil helicopter interior? Here in NZ every 206 and 369/500 seemed to be some sort of tan and I’ve never had much luck matching that shade in my model builds. zk-htm-dc-yates_0012_40791047225_o by Zac Yates, on Flickr Photo by my dad, Dave Yates DC Yates and JL Bartle wedding 28/11/87 by Zac Yates, on Flickr Photo of my dad and mum at their wedding Any suggestions for an approximate match in Humbrol and/or Tamiya?
  10. Hi all, Can anyone help me out with this? I’m after the propeller from any boxing of Hobbycraft’s 1/48 Otter. I’m in New Zealand. Many thanks in advance!
  11. Thanks folks! I’ll be going the Academy route as one of the builds is an unrealised New Zealand agricultural conversion, the other is an ex-RNZAF playground installation my late grandfather painted and helped set up (and which my mother and aunt played in as kids): https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503459&objectid=12000035
  12. Hi team, I have a couple or three TBF-1Cs I’d like to build in 1/72 but I see there are a few different options. What’s considered the most accurate kit, and what are the pros and cons of each? Many thanks in advance!!
  13. Thanks all, from my reading the bonus with the Airfix kit is the open weapons bays whereas Hasegawa is generally better. It'll probably come down to whichever I find first and cheapest when I have the cash. Thank you, I did notice that on Scalemates and included it in my OP 😉 Bookmarked!
  14. Hi all, I’ve got a hankering to build a Viking. So which is the most accurate out of the box: Airfix or Hasegawa (which I see is also out there in a Revell box)? The next question will be where to find one cheap or better....😇
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