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STUKA Ju 87b at Wal Mart

Discussion in 'World War 2 Hobbies' started by aquist, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. aquist

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    it is another one of those huge 1/18th models from Motorworks in China, one thing bothered me to see there was no Swastika on the vertical Stabilizer, instead they just put another cross like the ones on the wings and fuselage. nevertheless, I put one on layaway. Nothing as teutonic as that great big bent winged bird of prey. I can always find a decal for the fin. like there is nice work in the cockpit can see all the guages. two nice figures included. nice companion for their me 109E
     
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    Yeah, some countries have banned the Swastika.
    Not entirely sure on the logic of that...

    Sounds like a nice model - any chance of a picture?
     
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    I already have one hanging (via fishing line) from my ceiling over the computer. Very nicely done. I still need to modify the tail for the swastika.
     
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    Must have picture. :evil:
     
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    Yeah, SgtBob, show us. It sounds awesome.

    Note that Revell, for one, never includes Swastikas in their decals or painting instructions. Even their huge Hindenburg model, originally covered with no less than four enormous Swastikas on the tail, only gets red fins with empty white circles on them.
     
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    :evil:
     
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    The swastika was originally a Babaloneon fertility symbol, If you go to Copenhagen and visit the Carlsberg brewery it is included in the tour. ( the info about the swastika.)

    You also get a little free beer too, or used to in 1986.
     
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    hey that's cool! I went to Prague a couple of months ago and visited the Pilsener Urquell brewery in Pilsener over there, very close near Prague. I got a free beer as well over there :) :smok:
     
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    OK, I've taken a couple of digital photos, but I thought you could only post pictures from another web site? Is there a way to do it I've missed?
     
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    you can add pictures to a post. See your posting screen, below the text box is a complete stup for your attachments. Keep your pics small in size though, otherwise they won't get uploaded since there is an upload limit...
    you'll get a nice square in your post with your picture and its name in it.
    good luck!
     
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    OK, Let's give it a go..
     
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    How much was it?
     
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    I see what you guys mean - great model, shame about the tailfin markings!
     
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    Wow that is one most beautiful plane!!
    And by the way, those models on the background didn't exactly look ugly either... :wink: :D
     
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    Sorry I didn't shrink the photos more, I'm on a learning curve.

    They are $39.99 (plus sales tax) at WalMart. They were $49.99 when Toy's R Us was the 21st Century Toys' main outlet. Their Tiger (in the background) was $49.99 when it sold and is a masterpiece, including a turret basket. The Panther (one of their earlier models) is fair. The Sdkfz 251, M3 Halftrack, Kublewagen, and Jeep were very good. The M4A1 Sherman was mediocre. All their planes are very good.
     
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    I must say I also like the picture of the P-47 & Fw-190 flying together.
     
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    And the rolling Tiger in the evening sky... Nice work on the model too, SgtBob!
     
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    That's the beauty of most of 21st Century's stuff, it's ready to go out of the box already painted. The pre-painting is a definite plus for artistically challenged people like me. I have touched up some of them, but the Stuka only needs the swastika to be fixed. My wife actually suggested my initial setup. At this point, she wishes she hadn't.
     

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