Yeah, the modern Russian jets look awesome, especially in some of the more exotic schemes they get painted in by the former Soviet counties. Much better than the wall to wall grey of most American jets.
Not worried about which colour when it comes to the real thing US jets win everytime. Got that from a colonel in the Iraqi airforce who got out after the first gulf war!
So how would a poorly trained Iraqi pilot in a US Jet fair against a well-trained US pilot in a Russian Jet? A good pilot still counts regardless of the plane
As for the quality of the Russian stuff, it's probably very comparable against the US equivalents. Don't forget the Russians had the first plane capable of a vertical climb, I may not be a fan of jets but I know a bit about some of the tech that goes in to them and the Russians have always been able to do more with less, especially when it comes to computers and software.
'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'
Ooooh, that's two nice kits. I've had AFV Club's 251/9 n' the Dragon Ju88G-6 in my stash before but sold 'em both. The differences between the 251/3 n' the 251/9 is just a couple of sprues. It's a great kit indeed. n' the nachtjäger is crisp in it's details n' will build into a great representation of a Luftwaffe workhorse. I even got 400SEK for the bird when I sold it...
He quoted 51 euro delivered for the two of them, works out to around NZ$98. How does price that compare to JADAR?
Ouch, dude you should have told me you were going to be paying that much for them, I could have got you both for 24 euro delivered. I figured you were paying the standard 12 or so euro.
My wife calls me a curmudgeon. I haven't looked it up but I assume it means "fun loving and free spirited" or some such twaddle. I inform and perform over at
and stick my oar in here as well. My passion is WWII 1/35 armour but I'm coming around to liking the odd 1/32 thing...
McCoy wrote: Ooooh, that's two nice kits. I've had AFV Club's 251/9 n' the Dragon Ju88G-6 in my stash before but sold 'em both. The differences between the 251/3 n' the 251/9 is just a couple of sprues. It's a great kit indeed. n' the nachtjäger is crisp in it's details n' will build into a great representation of a Luftwaffe workhorse. I even got 400SEK for the bird when I sold it...
Yeah, I'm looking forward to building the AFV 251. I have several Dragon 251s in the stash, but this will be my first AFV Club version. The Ju88 should be good fun too. I'll give it a bit of a tweak with some AM barrels, and maybe the
Master 1/48 FuG 220 Lichtenstein SN-2
It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
In an effort to complete some 9 armoured kits these arrived today from;
Firestorm, The barrelstore (after over three weeks airmail) and historex sent last week.
More soon! 251 and 250 tracks infantry to ride on the Comet and the STUG 3 crew for both.