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Tom Molon Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2018 6:53 a.m. PST

How do the various manufacturers' aircraft compare? So far I've found Goblintooth, Skytrex, and Heroics and Ros. Are they compatible enough to mix them? How are they on detail and ease of assembly? Thanks in advance. Tom

Tom Molon Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2018 6:53 a.m. PST

How do the various manufacturers' aircraft compare? So far I've found Goblintooth, Skytrex, and Heroics and Ros. Are they compatible enough to mix them? How are they on detail and ease of assembly? Thanks in advance. Tom

Tom Molon Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2018 6:54 a.m. PST

How do the various manufacturers' aircraft compare? So far I've found Goblintooth, Skytrex, and Heroics and Ros. Are they compatible enough to mix them? How are they on detail and ease of assembly? Thanks in advance. Tom

Tom Molon Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2018 6:54 a.m. PST

How do the various manufacturers' aircraft compare? So far I've found Goblintooth, Skytrex, and Heroics and Ros. Are they compatible enough to mix them? How are they on detail and ease of assembly? Thanks in advance. Tom

Allen57 Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2018 8:31 a.m. PST

I have a mix of the skytrex and H&R (bought the H&R when offered by NavWar). I do not have the same plane by both manufacturers but find different planes from the two companies planes are compatible. Skytrex are more work to assemble. Detail on both companies is fine.

WWI aircraft are somewhat difficult to assemble due to the double wings but are not impossible. I would drill holes through the bottom wing and if possible glue the top wing in place (many models have a small pylon on the fuselage to which the upper wing is glued). Rather than use the soft lead wing struts which are bent when you buy the aircraft or bend when you are trying to assemble the plane I would then push a broom straw up through the hole in the bottom wing, apply a drop of glue to the upper tip of the strut and push it the rest of the way up to the top wing. Snip the straw off against the underside of the lower wing and apply glue to the underside of the lower wing. The broom straws are straight and in the short lengths used surprisingly rigid.

Timmo uk20 Feb 2018 9:53 a.m. PST

Doesn't CinC do a small but beautiful range or am I thinking of somebody else altogether?

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2018 10:00 a.m. PST

What Allen57 stated is spot on and what I used to do before I switched to 1/144.

C-in-C have a very nice but delicate/fiddly range – worth the effort:

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Texas Jack20 Feb 2018 11:05 a.m. PST

Allen57 does indeed offer good advice. I would only add that the Heroics struts are next to useless, and should be replaced with something more robust. I used old staples cut with wire cutters. It greatly reduces the fiddly aspect of assembly.
Having no experience with Skytrex I canīt comment on their ease of assembly.

Buckeye AKA Darryl20 Feb 2018 11:59 a.m. PST

H&R are 1/300, and CinC are 1/285th. There are several 1/288th aircraft oon Shapeways. I have a fairly complete list at home. Email me at preds81.ds at gmail and I will send it to you. It only deals with 1/285th and 1/288th scale.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2018 11:06 a.m. PST

Goblintooth are super easy to assemble, and sturdy gaming pieces. Generally 2-piece construction, the fuselage slides between the wings piece. Wing sections and struts are thicker profile than CinC, that's why they're so sturdy. Otherwise, size-wise, the two match pretty well.

H&R are very tiny in comparison to the above.

DarylP20 Jul 2018 2:29 p.m. PST

I know this is a little bit of thread resurrection, but…

While developing a WIKI, I've been keeping an category updated of all the 1:285/6mm/1:288 miniatures available from various sources. As of this writing, there are 178 different models available, and the list continues to grow (slowly).

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