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Old 09-16-2019, 09:00 AM
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Cool More circle cutting ahead

Not having much time for modeling obviously means I'm not going to rush off & buy more right...? Turns out, not so much!
A couple of things caught my eye & before I could say 'where's that credit card' my collection had grown.

A grabbed a Modelarstwo Kartonowe Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VI '46.SQR -43'
I really like the Beaufighter & when I saw a red flash on it's cover saying Otwieranie skrzydlowe klapy!!!! how could I resist (It's red & it has !!!s on it)?
This comes in an A3 folder with loose sheets in A3 & A4, instruction booklet & the 'fully functioning flaps' promised. The cover picture is on gloss paper, & the rear panel is card suitable for frames. I like this format better than the booklet for ease of access, just have to be careful not to let pages escape .
The kit is moderately detailed with a pair of full radial engines & interior details (Nothing so complex as Halinski tho). Color scheme & texturing are good.


My longtime hankering for a GB truck was answered by Answer with a Bedford QLD by Mariusz Kita.
Whilst I find his unimaginative color schemes/textures irritating, he has published a whole lot of WW2 vehicles not available from other designers. So with his experience I figure it has to be worth a shot. This is a B4 booklet & the truck has moderately detailed engine etc.


I had to take the Angraf Sd.Kfz. 8 / DB10
I didn't take the PaK 44 which is intended to accompany it (opting instead to get something non-WW2, see below).
This is a thick B4 booket with lots of circles & track links. This has a nice engine & ancillaries by the look of it.
GPM also publish a Sd.Kfz. 8 / DB10 & PaK 44. I don't know if these are also by Dariusz Wandtke, they are a bit more expensive & the GPM version is in a different (& probably more textured) paint scheme.

There seems to be a trend of multiple publishers printing a model in different colors at the moment - the VOMAG 8,8 cm Selbstfahrlafette Flak 18 being available in 3 different liveries from 3 publishers that I know of.


Finally I took the Orlik MT-LB
This is Michal Rafalskis design, begun here a while ago.
Nice color scheme, detailed interior, engine & ancillary components etc. this is definitely not a quick build. This is a hefty A4 booklet.


Anyone wants to see more of the instructions from these - ask.
The MTLB is comprehensively shown on Orliks page but not the others.

All are appear good quality productions, with good quality ink & paper, promising to require a few more lifetimes to work my way through.

Good service from Orlik as always.
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Old 09-20-2019, 09:05 PM
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Sometimes (most times?) the urge to buy new models can be stonger than the urge to build them. I can relate... My current build queue is more than long enough but I recently weakened and added a couple more to my list. The Fly Model M88 for my US Desert rescue convoy, and the Renova Kraz, just because it was there.

I like the look of that MT-LB, looking forward to seeing a build thread of it. I missed the original design thread and the pics appear to have gone AWOL.
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Old 09-21-2019, 03:14 PM
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Sometimes (most times?) the urge to buy new models can be stonger than the urge to build them. I can relate... My current build queue is more than long enough but I recently weakened and added a couple more to my list. The Fly Model M88 for my US Desert rescue convoy, and the Renova Kraz, just because it was there.

I like the look of that MT-LB, looking forward to seeing a build thread of it. I missed the original design thread and the pics appear to have gone AWOL.
Great minds eh? I put that KrAZ in my basket then decided I couldn't release any more moths from my wallet, & removed it again... Maybe next time
Sure is a great looking model & truck IRL. I saw a few up close & really fancied taking one home
I thought of your SCUD when I saw the Topol (Poplar) kit

no shortage of wheels on this beast.

The MT-LB will be a marathon for me, full interior & engine etc.
I find all the circles & track components challenging but enjoyable but think I will try to build a plane once the T34 is done, before doing more wheels etc.

Compared to plastic etc, a paper model 'magazine' for me is also a source of ideas & approaches to the whole design/build process.
I think that even if I don't actually build them all (I doubt I will have the req'd 200 years retirement ahead!) I do get a lot of value from studying them & potentially improving my paper problem solving, that's my excuse anyway

Your desert convoy is going to be a huge project, will be great to see it take shape.
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Old 09-21-2019, 03:22 PM
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I noticed I hadn't mentioned the author of the Beaufighter. It's by Marek Paczynski of Model Cardboard & MPModel fame. Never tried one of his designs before, but with his experience I have hopes of a smooth build.
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