Help support TMP

"Battle of Britain & Defence of the Reich, in 1:350" Topic

29 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the WWII Aviation Product Reviews Message Board

Back to the WWII Aviation Discussion Message Board

2,112 hits since 14 Oct 2012
©1994-2018 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Tassie Inactive Member14 Oct 2012 4:30 a.m. PST


I don't know how many of you know about these great little 1:350 wargaming aircraft, as clearly promoting them isn't one of my strong points!

Anyway, I've got two ebay auctions which you might be interested in, both of which (I hope you'll agree) have really good deals for the "buy it now" option ~

Battle of Britain ~ auction

Defence of the Reich ~ auction

or if you email me direct, to order on ~
ianjamessmith86 at google mail dot com
I'll add even more free aircraft.

I guess the key part of my sales pitch is ~ they're really nicely proportioned models, and also, just think how much the equivalent models would cost you in pewter in 1:285 ~ I hope you'll be agreeably surprised.

Thanks for reading and looking,

Regards, Ian

listlurker14 Oct 2012 4:51 a.m. PST

What is the detail like on those models? Those prices look too good to be true?


Tassie Inactive Member14 Oct 2012 8:04 a.m. PST

Hi Simon,

Thanks for your question.

If you're after wing panel lines and MGFF cannon barrels sticking out of the wing of a 109E, then you're best bet is Raiden.

However, I wargame with them myself, and I think that they're beautifully proportioned, and really do look like the real thing, viewed from any angle.

Your observation "those prices look too good to be true" is a fair point to raise. Actually, they're "cheap" because in all honesty, I've inherited lots of stock, they're plastic and not pewter, and I want to encourage the orders to flow ~ no other reason.

Whether the B-17s and Heinkels are used in just ones or twos, or in massed formations, the models are ideal for wargaming, as their price allows for realistic looking and sized formations, and the big four engined bombers sit very happily on their flight stands, should they be so mounted.

Best wishes,


Tassie Inactive Member14 Oct 2012 8:16 a.m. PST

. . . if you look at my ebay feedback you'll see that I've sold seven sets in the past two weeks ~ everyone's been happy with them and nobody's asked for a refund.

Like I said, don't forget that Raiden do wonderful, detailed models. I can't say fairer than that.

Timmo uk14 Oct 2012 11:57 a.m. PST

If I didn't have a collection of Raiden I'd have gone for these.

Oberst Radl Inactive Member14 Oct 2012 2:23 p.m. PST

If I wasn't committed to 1/200 I'd bite too. Great collection!

Tassie Inactive Member14 Oct 2012 2:28 p.m. PST

Danke sehr, Herr Oberst! And cheers, Timmo!

listlurker15 Oct 2012 8:50 a.m. PST

PM sent


listlurker21 Oct 2012 4:44 a.m. PST

Put a review of these on my blog



Tassie Inactive Member21 Oct 2012 5:15 a.m. PST

These look great, Lurkio!
Many thanks and best wishes,

DB Draft05 Dec 2012 3:20 a.m. PST

I would be very interested in a set of these (Defence of the Reich), nothing like swarms of fighters and waves of bombers! Can you tell me when these are likely to be available?

Tassie Inactive Member05 Dec 2012 12:18 p.m. PST

They're available now!

£32.00 GBP plus £5.00 GBP postage for 170 aircraft.

Please feel free to email me for details ~

ianjamessmith86 at google mail dot com

Best wishes, Ian

Tassie Inactive Member05 Dec 2012 1:40 p.m. PST

. . . Airsure to USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc

£15.82 GBP

I always forward the tracking number too.

Cheers, Ian

DB Draft05 Dec 2012 2:44 p.m. PST

Thanks I will contact you soon!

Tassie Inactive Member05 Dec 2012 5:15 p.m. PST

They're also on ebay:


Best wishes, Ian

DB Draft05 Dec 2012 6:11 p.m. PST

You just made my day…. I have already got a fair amount of the BOB aircraft (including Defiants!) at 1:300 scale recently and finished painting these up with decals. My next project was going to be an 8th Air Force Bombing campaign. I was thinking I might be able to limit this to 9 to 12 bombers per "box" but the idea of masses is just too appealing! Thanks in advance for going plastic!

I assume Dom's decals or I-95 decals would be the the most appropriate.

Gunhit Inactive Member22 Feb 2013 8:10 a.m. PST


Lets introduce myself. My name is Adrian and I am a long time friend of Mr Smith we both gamed with these miniatures back in our teens. Having mass bomber formations being intercepted by swarms of fighters was a big plus for these plastic planes.

Partly through nostalgia I don't want to see this range dis-appear forever and would in-fact like to expand it if possible. I am currently in the process of costing new stock and making these models available again. Initially this will be through ebay but hopefully I will setup my own site (and become a supporting member here!).

Unfortunately there will be a price increase but they will still be significantly below metal models in the 1/300th range particularly for the large planes.

I know Ian has received numerous emails asking if he has any more planes so I would like to get a general feeling if it is worthwhile resurrecting this range?

Best Regards


piemanal Inactive Member23 Feb 2013 4:28 p.m. PST


I'd be very interested in getting more of these planes. Would deefinitely be interested in USAAF and Japanese stuff.


fernworthy Inactive Member24 Feb 2013 2:13 p.m. PST

I was one of the people that who contacted Ian, and would love to see this line come back.

Fatman Inactive Member24 Feb 2013 2:21 p.m. PST

I have several of the B-17s and would be interested in some more bombers.


Gunhit Inactive Member24 Feb 2013 2:31 p.m. PST

Thanks for the feedback, I will know more by the end of this coming week so will let you know. I am certainly looking at increasing the range of planes available, starting with NWE but hopefully moving onto the Pacific.


Gunhit Inactive Member19 Mar 2013 10:42 a.m. PST

Hi All,

I have taken the plunge and commissioned an initial production run of these ex-Helmet plastic planes. I should get stock over Easter so will have various Battle sets covering the "Battle of Britain" and "Bomber Raids of Germany" on ebay by early April.

If you have any questions just drop me an e-mail on adrian.c.taylor_at_ fsmail_dot_com



Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2013 12:45 p.m. PST


Don't know anything about "making" planes. Think you would get many more people interested if you could make them in 1/300 or 1/285 scale. I myself already have about many planes in that scale so am commited.



fernworthy Inactive Member25 Mar 2013 6:15 p.m. PST

Can you list the models being done?

piemanal Inactive Member26 Mar 2013 6:26 a.m. PST

Fernworthy – if Adrians are similar to Ians then for
BOB – do17,he111,ju88a,ju87,me109 and me110 on german side, spitfire and hurricane for allies.
over germany, b17,b24,fw190,ju88,lancaster,me109,me110,me262, mosquito,p38,p47,p51

all in all got over 1000 of them,


B17 81
B24 81
DO17Z 67
FW190A 28
HE111 67
JU 88A 66
JU87B 30
JU88C NF 2
ME109F 40
ME109G2 40
ME110 NF 4
ME110C 44
ME110G 64
ME262 24
P38 80
P47 56
P51 56
spitfire 36
hurricane 36
me109e 32

just need the time to paint them now

fernworthy Inactive Member26 Mar 2013 9:15 a.m. PST

Thanks! Any chance on getting them unpainted? feel free ot e-mail me

Gunhit Inactive Member26 Mar 2013 3:52 p.m. PST

Hi Fernworthy,

Thanks Piemanal, exactly right!

If things go to plan will have Me 410, Hawker Typhoon & Blenheim Bomber to add to the list.


fernworthy Inactive Member11 Apr 2013 9:51 a.m. PST

Any news on these?

Gunhit Inactive Member04 May 2013 3:22 a.m. PST

Hi all, I now have a webstore selling this range of warplanes.




Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.