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Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2019 6:59 a.m. PST

All,

I can't tell you how happy I am to report: PROJECT FINISHED!!! I ordered a boatload of aircraft from Thomaston last years, for WWII Pacific, WWII Battle of Britain, and various moderns (from the Korean War to present). Previously I'd completed the WWII Pacific set, and even played quite a few fights with them using the very simple "Battle of Britain" rules (https://oldleadbreed.blogspot.com/search/label/Battle%20of%20Britain%20Rules).

However, the WWII Battle of Britain and Modern sets had languished on the painting table… until now! I recently had a surgery (emergency appendectomy), so while convalescing I sat down to base and paint in snatches, and this weekend I finished them up. What now? Well, first up is probably going to be heading to Cuba Libre for some modern air fighting over South Leon (https://cubalibrewargame.blogspot.com/), and then it's either back to the War in the Pacific, or over to the Arab-Israeli Wars (https://swordofgideonwargaming.blogspot.com/) for some dogfighting during the Suez Crisis. Unfortunately, Battle of Britain is just going to have to wait, due to the amount of projects I've already got going on… But enough talk, let's see some pics!

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The whole shebang, WWII Battle of Britain on top, Moderns on the bottom, 152 aircraft total.

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Just had to do some VF-84 "Jolly Rogers."

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Some F-86 Sabres.

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And how about a Spitfire?

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And just to give you an idea of the size of these things: at left is an HR 1/300 Typhoon. At bottom center is a Picoarmor 1/600 Typhoon. At far right is the 'Tiny Air Combat' Spitfire you just saw in the previous picture.

To see all the pics, please check the blog at:
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Thanks for looking, and stand by for some gaming (probably during the Independence Day holiday).

V/R,
Jack

John Leahy30 Jun 2019 7:16 a.m. PST

I love this! Read all your previous posts. Great stuff!

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2019 10:39 a.m. PST

Thanks, John, I appreciate it. I'm on a painting kick right now, but I'm playing some games not later than 5 July 2019!

V/R,
Jack

wardog30 Jun 2019 11:40 a.m. PST

what scale are these and who is thomaston

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2019 7:35 p.m. PST

Wardog,

I don't know what scale they are, and Thomaston is a friend of mine, and the gentleman that designed these aircraft.

V/R,
Jack

hindsTMP Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2019 7:32 p.m. PST

From looking at the 1/600 Typhoon model above, I'd say they are about 1/1200 scale.

That's because imagining the 1/600 Typhoon model at 1/2 size, with the far-side wingtip in the center of the canopy, gives us a 1/1200 scale Typhoon. Note that such a 1/1200 Typhoon model would have a wingspan a bit larger than that of the Spitfire to its right. Since the real Typhoon's 42-foot wingspan was a bit larger than the real Spitfire's 37-foot wingspan, that implies a Spit model at about 1/1200.

The OP could also measure the models, compare those measurements to the real aircrafts' measurements, and derive the model scale from that.

FWIW.

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