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Hi all, 

 

After a five or so year hiatus I've decided to dust off the tools and get back into the modelling scene. 

 

I'd sold off pretty much all my stash except for my 1/32 A-7E with all the AM goodies including the complete Zacto set. That may prove a step too far to start off with so I'm going to ease myself into it with a nice, relatively simple build. 

 

Having been out of the scene for quite a while I'm not really up to speed on what new kits are out there. Any suggestions on a good reboot kit would be greatly appreciated. Modern jet in 1/48 is what I usually build. I was thinking a Tamiya Viper or a Revell Rafale but if there's anything new and exciting out there please let me know. Look fwd to reconnecting with everyone again. 

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37 minutes ago, Crazy Snap Captain said:

Hi all, 

 

After a five or so year hiatus I've decided to dust off the tools and get back into the modelling scene. 

 

I'd sold off pretty much all my stash except for my 1/32 A-7E with all the AM goodies including the complete Zacto set. That may prove a step too far to start off with so I'm going to ease myself into it with a nice, relatively simple build. 

 

Having been out of the scene for quite a while I'm not really up to speed on what new kits are out there. Any suggestions on a good reboot kit would be greatly appreciated. Modern jet in 1/48 is what I usually build. I was thinking a Tamiya Viper or a Revell Rafale but if there's anything new and exciting out there please let me know. Look fwd to reconnecting with everyone again. 

Welcome back!  If you want to treat yourself to state of the art modeling pleasure in 1/48 jets, I cannot recommend the Tamiya F-14 highly enough 👍🏻
 

Steve 

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When I was out for a little bit and ready to get back into the hobby, I grabbed a 1/48 Monogram P-51B.  Low parts count, excellent engineering, minimal (if non-existent) need for filler, and all for about a dozen bucks.  This kit really helped me get my mojo back.  Simpler does not mean inferior.

 

Eric

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Tamiya Tomcat is a fantastic build and the viper is a beauty too.  The cat is a pricey kit so maybe that factors in.  I'll throw in the hasegawa a4 scooter...no weapons in the box but it's a nice build and easy on the wallet

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Welcome back to the hobby!  If you're open, as a starting point, to a model of a WWII plane that is detailed but not hard to put together and has fabulous fit, I'd recommend the Tamiya P-47D or P-47M.  I'm working on the M variant now, and talk about easy fit...  I know these kits were around when you left the hobby, but no less great!

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