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CPBelt11 Aug 2016 7:43 p.m. PST

I need 1/300 or 1/285 scale planes for the Battle of Britain planes to use with the Black Cross / Blue Sky game. What company do you recommend for each type of plane? I like accuracy and details, but really like as few pieces as possible and clean casting. It doesn't matter if US or UK manufacturer. I'm not worried about cost. These will be my showcase models. :-)

BRITISH:
Spitfire MkI
Hurricane MkI
Blenheim IF
Defiant

Germans:
Bf109E
Bf110c
Do17Z
He111H
Ju87B
Ju88A

BTW I thought about 1/600 and even got a sample pack but the figures were just are too small for me handle. I respect those who can paint 1/600 because they do look awesome!

Mako1111 Aug 2016 7:55 p.m. PST

I generally prefer Scotia, though some H&R models are decent too. Some can be bad though, depending.

Most are one piece models.

Allen57 Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2016 8:14 p.m. PST

Before I converted to 1/600 my favorites were GHQ. BTW 1/600 are not hard to paint. You should give them a chance.

repaint11 Aug 2016 9:48 p.m. PST

PSC has been doing a Kickstarter for the battle of Britain.

link

I expect the mentioned models to be available separately as well (plastic).

Or you could still beg to enter the pledge and buy as many plastic models as you want.

stevewargamer11 Aug 2016 11:04 p.m. PST

Most of mine are Scotia/Collectair. I have some H&R but they lack detail compared to Scotia, IMO. In a large dogfight, however, not much to choose between when viewed fromthe edge of an 8' x 5' table!

BattlerBritain11 Aug 2016 11:35 p.m. PST

I find Raiden are a bit better cast than H&R or Scotia and are available in US from I94 or UK from Magister Militum.

They do just about your entire list except for the Defiant and Do-17Z.

Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Aug 2016 3:10 a.m. PST

Raiden would be my go-to as well – very nice models. Scotia to fill in the gaps.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2016 5:52 a.m. PST

I love "Leading Edge".

link

They have all the Brits you specified and all the Germans bar the Stuka.

You won't be disappointed.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2016 6:57 a.m. PST

Scotia and H&R. I have maybe a thousand, covering
Europe, Pacific, Desert, Med and Russia.

I do cheat a bit and use the same P-40's for the Desert
Air Force and the Flying Tigers….

Sundance12 Aug 2016 6:58 a.m. PST

Mine are pretty much all Scotia with a few Raiden, H&R and GHQ here and there.

Dennis12 Aug 2016 8:26 a.m. PST

Once you have chosen a range for your models, if you still have some gaps to fill you might check Shapeways (they are a bit expensive for run-of-the-mill aircraft). Even if the models are not available in your chosen scale, some of the designers will resize their models on request. Kampfflieger resized his Boulton Paul Defiant for me to 1/350.

Dennis

Ceterman12 Aug 2016 9:22 a.m. PST

CPBelt,
I have some BoB LUFTWAFFE 1946 ac at home I'll sell for 1/2 price if ya want. Not exactly sure what I have, I've sold some. Reply here or PM if interested.
Peter

slugbalancer12 Aug 2016 12:36 p.m. PST

CPBelt,
You're missing the Italians!
Fiat CR.42
Fiat G.50
Fiat BR.20
CANT Z.1007
link

I really like Leading Edge range from Musuem Miniatures.
They can need some work but repay that handsomely. Just get the Ju 87s from the Raiden range.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2016 2:25 p.m. PST

Right slugbalancer! Was thinking about the Italians too….have an excellent book detailing their operations!

boggler12 Aug 2016 2:42 p.m. PST

I recommend Raiden – better detail than Scotia. I agree on the Museum Miniatures comment..lovely models!

CPBelt12 Aug 2016 6:48 p.m. PST

Thanks for all the info, guys.

As for Italians, none were in the BoB. ;-) But I do have some of them for Wings of Glory! Love them a lot.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2016 7:16 p.m. PST

Are you being sarcastic? Of course the Italians were involved in the Bob. See the link provided earlier.

CPBelt12 Aug 2016 7:39 p.m. PST

Dave, I should have said they're not in the BCBS BoB game. That's what I get for typing on my tablet while watching TV.

zippyfusenet13 Aug 2016 4:55 a.m. PST

Ya right CPBelt. But the Italian planes are in the Blue Seas/Blue Sky book, and I think the aircraft stats are compatible with BC/BS. So if you want to attack London with BR.20s escorted by CR.42s, you have the means.

Swarmaster1 Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Aug 2016 11:40 a.m. PST

Try the Luftwaffe 1946 Miniatures range in 1/300th. Much better than H&R, great detail, sturdier than GHQ or CinC (and less expensive). All the aircraft listed are available now, including the Italians. Also have all the aircraft from Black Cross, Blue Sky and Lost Squadrons. We have free handouts/downloads with additional game stats for Italian and French WW2 aircraft for Blue Sky, Fight for the Sky (L46), and CY6! systems.

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