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Tassie Inactive Member24 Sep 2012 9:43 a.m. PST

Well, I have become a supporting member, but I don't yet have the little icon that declares I am, but despite this, please allow me to tell you about a line of aircraft that you might be interested in. I have acquired the entire stock of 1:350th WW2 planes which were designed and produced by the now retired Dennis Knight, a very talented and skilled modeller, and were originally sold under the name "Helmet Products" back in the 1980s, but please don't let that put you off. The aircraft are all beautifully proportioned, and look good viewed from any angle ~ really. I used to wargame with them myself when I was in my 20s and I'm now 47 and still enjoy using them ~ you know, "I do eat in the same restaurant I cook in" principle. The planes are made in a hard plastic (except the P-51 D Mustangs, which I've recently had cast in pewter), so there are endless conversion possibilities, as well as being light in weight to post, and above all, inexpensive.

I'm selling them in complete campaign packs, so you don't need to worry about mixing and matching with other brands. If you want to refight the large daylight raids of 1943-44, then my campaign sets contain 128 aircraft, which includes:

USAAF ~ 18 x B-17 G Flying Fortresses, 18 x B-24 Liberators, 16 x P-38 Lightnings, 12 x P-51 D Mustangs, 8 x P-47 C Thunderbolts

LUFTWAFFE ~ 16 x Me109 G, 12 x FW190 A, 12 x Me110G, 16 x Me 262

I'm a school teacher by day, and this is only an evening interest / hobby for me, and so before you all ask, I don't have a website for them. I'm currently selling them on ebay. I hope you'll be agreeably pleased at the price. Anyway, here's the link, should you be interested:

auction

My Battle of Britain set contains:
9 x Do17z, 9 x Ju88A, 9 x He111, 9 x Ju87B Stuka, 8 x Me110C, 8 x Me109E, 9 x Hurricane Mk1, and 9 x Spitfire 1a.

and the link is:

auction

You can contact me directly regarding them on:
ian james smith 86 at google mail dot com

Many thanks for having taken the time to read this post.

Regards, Ian

Peter Pig Inactive Member24 Sep 2012 11:34 a.m. PST

Good luck to you Ian. Nice positive and polite intro!
Now get back to that marking!

Martin

kevanG25 Sep 2012 1:39 p.m. PST

Hi Ian,

I have some of these already and am looking to get some extras.

I also recall some aircraft you have not mentioned

Do you have the mosquitoes?

Tassie Inactive Member25 Sep 2012 1:58 p.m. PST

Hi KevanG

Sure, Mosquitoes and Lancasters too.

Please feel free to email me:

ianjamessmith86 at google mail dot com

Kind regards, Ian

kevanG29 Sep 2012 4:51 a.m. PST

I had forgotten about the lancasters! I need some!

I will send an email later

Tassie Inactive Member30 Sep 2012 2:59 a.m. PST

Hi Kevan,

Yes, we've got Lancasters too. They come in a 1944 "Nacht Jagd" set, which comprises:

9 x Lancasters, 9 x Mosquitoes, 12 x Me110G's, 8 x Ju88G's and 8 x Me109G's & 8 x FW190A-8's for Wilde Sau operations.

Total of 54 planes, plus I always include several extra, free models. Price is £16.00 GBP
(I hope you'll agree that's much, much cheaper than buying them in metal) plus £4.20 GBP postage.

Also, being plastic, the big 4-engined Lancasters won't over-balance on their stands, should you choose to game with them that way.

If you're interested, you can contact me via:

ian james smith 86 at google mail dot com

Canuckistan Commander22 Oct 2012 3:20 a.m. PST

Has anyone heard about 1/400 or 1/432 scale. I had a bunch of what I thought was 1/300 scale aircraft. I sold them on ebay and got a really nutty message from the guy claiming I had ripped him off because the aircraft was 1/432 not 1/300. All I know is that they are bigger than my 1/600 and smaller than my 1/160. Really crazy response from the guy.

Personal logo zippyfusenet Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2012 7:13 a.m. PST

Yes, there is such a thing as 1/432 white metal WWII aircraft models. I can't tell you the manufacturer. They're not very popular these days, I don't know if they're still in production. It's easy to mistake them for 1/300 if you don't have a sample in that scale to compare. I once acquired a few in trade that I sold off again. I think there was an ad for them in the original edition of the Squadrons rules.

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