Go Back   The Diecast Aviation Web Site and Forum > Misc > Aviation Literature

Aviation Literature Books and Mags

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

  #1  
Old 21st December 2013
BSG-75's Avatar
BSG-75 BSG-75 is offline
Squadron Leader
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 3,104
Default Giant Warplanes Magazine

http://www.giantwarplanes.com/

Ummmm, interesting to see the Valiant as a tail sitter !

usual checks to look for re-paint material for some of us I guess?
__________________
You can teach monkies, to fly better than that.
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old 22nd December 2013
Markstringer Markstringer is offline
Pilot Officer
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Horn church
Posts: 57
Default

Ordered at last!!!😄
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old 23rd December 2013
HURRICANE CREWE HURRICANE CREWE is offline
Pilot Officer
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: CREWE, CHESHIRE
Posts: 323
Default

Supposed to be in the shops this week, no doubt to the usual chorus of " Wrong paint job", etc etc!!
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old 23rd December 2013
The Defiant Man's Avatar
The Defiant Man The Defiant Man is offline
Air Vice-Marshal
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Leeds
Posts: 11,852
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BSG-75 View Post
http://www.giantwarplanes.com/

Ummmm, interesting to see the Valiant as a tail sitter !
Wasn't the only one, either.....

Still.....for 8 including a magazine.....
__________________
WACCOE!
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old 23rd December 2013
BSG-75's Avatar
BSG-75 BSG-75 is offline
Squadron Leader
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 3,104
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Defiant Man View Post
Wasn't the only one, either.....

Still.....for 8 including a magazine.....
the JU-290 interests me, if its 1/144th I may take a punt, very handsome aircraft....
__________________
You can teach monkies, to fly better than that.
Reply With Quote

  #6  
Old 23rd December 2013
highnoon1966's Avatar
highnoon1966 highnoon1966 is online now
Group Captain
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Rushden, Northamptonshire, England
Posts: 6,330
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by BSG-75 View Post
the JU-290 interests me, if its 1/144th I may take a punt, very handsome aircraft....
It would appear it will indeed be 1:144

http://www.amercom-hobby.com/index.p...product_id=143
__________________
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old 23rd December 2013
Edward Papazian Edward Papazian is offline
Wing Commander
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: New York City
Posts: 4,911
Default

Many of the models in this collection are direct copies or actual examples of the recent IXO 1:144th scale bomber/ sea plane series. If you don't have the IXOs, the JU-290, FW-200, and others in this collection are good buys. Amercom also included a Polish PZL 37 as well as 1:144th scale renditions of the F-111 and A-6, which were pretty good collectibles. Here's a link to the Amercom site which has info and pictures of all of the models released earlier. I assume that most or all are in the UK offering.

http://www.amercom.com.pl/59-latajace-fortece
Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old 24th December 2013
Markstringer Markstringer is offline
Pilot Officer
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Horn church
Posts: 57
Default

Had a look in wh smiths at lakeside and it's not out yet.

Usually they are delivered on a Tuesday so maybe next week?
Reply With Quote

  #9  
Old 24th December 2013
BSG-75's Avatar
BSG-75 BSG-75 is offline
Squadron Leader
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 3,104
Default

I thought I saw Dec 28th written somewhere as the "on sale" date?

I'll certainly keep a look out, some may be worth a punt.
__________________
You can teach monkies, to fly better than that.
Reply With Quote

  #10  
Old 24th December 2013
col's Avatar
col col is offline
Squadron Leader
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southend
Posts: 2,673
Default

Had a look at their Returns Policy as I was looking over the site.
First reason for return looks a bit ominous:
http://www.amercom-hobby.com/index.p...rn/insert:eek:
__________________
_______________________________

"WeeWeeWeeWinnPangLarkleLarkle....Hobbymaster" - Klunk, Vulture Squadron
Reply With Quote

  #11  
Old 24th December 2013
The Defiant Man's Avatar
The Defiant Man The Defiant Man is offline
Air Vice-Marshal
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Leeds
Posts: 11,852
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BSG-75 View Post
I thought I saw Dec 28th written somewhere as the "on sale" date?
There was an advertising leaflet for the series in this month's "Britain at War", which said the 28th.....

Apparently there is also a ground vehicles series.....
__________________
WACCOE!
Reply With Quote

  #12  
Old 27th December 2013
Markstringer Markstringer is offline
Pilot Officer
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Horn church
Posts: 57
Default

Just picked up issue 1 in tesco

Would upload a pic but for some reason I can't get it to do it
Reply With Quote

  #13  
Old 28th December 2013
BSG-75's Avatar
BSG-75 BSG-75 is offline
Squadron Leader
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 3,104
Default

I saw issue one on WH Smith today, no pastic bag around it like the fighter magazines had which made the model difficult to see, but the Lanc looks OK for the money, more Spinach and Dysentery in colour than you would want, but not bad for a couple of quid. I look forward to the JU-290 one....
__________________
You can teach monkies, to fly better than that.
Reply With Quote

  #14  
Old 28th December 2013
Nimrod48's Avatar
Nimrod48 Nimrod48 is offline
Flight Lieutenant
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Shropshire UK
Posts: 1,998
Post

Bought the Lanc & will get the Ju290 after that it will be looking on e bay every so often for others in the series that relate to WWll.
__________________
"All modern aircraft have four dimensions: span, length, height and politics. TSR.2 simply got the first three right."
- Sir Sydney Camm
Reply With Quote

  #15  
Old 28th December 2013
col's Avatar
col col is offline
Squadron Leader
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southend
Posts: 2,673
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BSG-75 View Post
I saw issue one on WH Smith today, no pastic bag around it like the fighter magazines had which made the model difficult to see, but the Lanc looks OK for the money, more Spinach and Dysentery in colour than you would want, but not bad for a couple of quid. I look forward to the JU-290 one....
This is the 'grand slam' day bomber version and I thought the colours are meant to be lighter than the night bomber?
__________________
_______________________________

"WeeWeeWeeWinnPangLarkleLarkle....Hobbymaster" - Klunk, Vulture Squadron
Reply With Quote

  #16  
Old 28th December 2013
col's Avatar
col col is offline
Squadron Leader
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southend
Posts: 2,673
Default

Anyway, bought one and it's ok. May buy a couple more and put them on the 'round tuit' pile.

Canopy framing needs repainting in the camo colours, part of the underside is plain grey plastic (but a good match to the grey paint) and the turrets and guns and exhausts need some paint but otherwise it's ok.

Looking forward to the Vulcan - perhaps a few to respray white and do a dispersal diorama and one to attempt a 'red flag' stone/brown underside

I wish Corgi would look again at 1/144; the Hornby Q&A seemed to suggest the scale was abandoned, no?
__________________
_______________________________

"WeeWeeWeeWinnPangLarkleLarkle....Hobbymaster" - Klunk, Vulture Squadron
Reply With Quote

  #17  
Old 28th December 2013
BSG-75's Avatar
BSG-75 BSG-75 is offline
Squadron Leader
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 3,104
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by col View Post
This is the 'grand slam' day bomber version and I thought the colours are meant to be lighter than the night bomber?
I know Col, I have the 1/72 Corgi here, they just looked a bit to me ! But horses for courses.... its a decent bit of model for the price - does the model come with a Grand Slam bomb ?
__________________
You can teach monkies, to fly better than that.
Reply With Quote

  #18  
Old 28th December 2013
col's Avatar
col col is offline
Squadron Leader
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southend
Posts: 2,673
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BSG-75 View Post
I know Col, I have the 1/72 Corgi here, they just looked a bit to me ! But horses for courses.... its a decent bit of model for the price - does the model come with a Grand Slam bomb ?
Well there is certainly a blo@dy big bomb underneath. Have no idea whether the modification to the fuselage is correct
__________________
_______________________________

"WeeWeeWeeWinnPangLarkleLarkle....Hobbymaster" - Klunk, Vulture Squadron
Reply With Quote

  #19  
Old 29th December 2013
biffo biffo is offline
Flight Lieutenant
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southampton home of the Spitfire
Posts: 2,202
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by col View Post
Well there is certainly a blo@dy big bomb underneath. Have no idea whether the modification to the fuselage is correct
It's a "Tallboy" bomb i think
Reply With Quote

  #20  
Old 29th December 2013
jimbuna's Avatar
jimbuna jimbuna is offline
Air Commodore
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Up in the clouds
Posts: 7,525
Default

Saw the first issue in the local Post Office/Newsagent yesterday and for a couple of quid it wasn't bad at all.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:48.


vBulletin style developed by Transverse Styles

The Diecast Aviation Web Site and Forum - Powered by vBulletin software
Copyright 2000-2006 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.