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V1 & V2 & Trailer set
JPTRR
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Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 09:41 PM UTC

Faller once offered this set of a V1, V2, and its ground equipment in 1/100.

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Thanks!

A 1/100 model aircraft fits well with TT scale, and can even work with HO if you accept "forced perspective." And it is just a nice little model!

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Faller had a substantial line of 1/100 aircraft from WWI to modern jets and helicopters. These run the spectrum from junk-toys to delightful little kits. I have yet to build a new 1/144 aeroplane so I cannot compare them, but these are as nice or better than many pre-CAD 1/72 kits. Tamiya also had a substantial line of 1/100 modern jets and helicopters, the 1/100 Scale Mini-Jet Series of the early 1970's. These are delightful little kits with recessed panel lines.

Most 1/100th scale aircraft are great lil' gems of a model. I have most of these and intend to present these little known and underappreciated kits as I build them. Others are:

1. Tamiya 1/100 BAC Lightning F.Mk.6

2. Tamiya 1/100 Boeing B-52D Stratofortress

3. Tamiya 1/100 McDonnell-Douglas F-4E Phantom II

4. Tamiya 1/100 McDonnell Douglas F-4K / M

5. Tamiya 1/100 Lockheed F-104J/G

6. Tamiya 1/100 Me 163 & Me 262 Set

7. Tamiya 1/100 MiG 19 Farmer

8. Tamiya 1/100 MiG 21 Fishbed F

9. Tamiya 1/100 Republic F-105D

10. Tamiya 1/100 Saab Draken

11. Tamiya 1/100 Saab AJ 37 Viggen

12. Tamiya 1/100 Sikorsky CH-54A Skycrane

Other 1/100 Aircraft:

1. F4B-4 Boeing 99 by AHM

2. Grumman F3F-3 by AHM

3. F-4E Phantom II by AHM

4. Focke-Wulf 190 A-5 by Doyusha

5. Fi 156 Storch by Faller

6. V1 & V2 & Trailer set by Faller

7. F-4F Phantom II by Roskopf

When able, I will post the A-4 Skyhawk, A-7 Corsair II, A-6 Intruder, F-8 Crusader, F-14 Tomcat, F-15 Eagle, F-100 Super Sabre, F-101 Voodoo, Kfir, Mirage III, MiG-21, UH-1 Huey, AH-1 Cobra, H-3 Sea King, C-47, and any others I can find!

Model railroaders and war gamers of OO [1/76] through TT [1/120] (including E and QO SCALE [1/96], OOC SCALE [1/100], 3mm SCALE and TM SCALE {a version of TT}[1/101.6]) desiring aircraft had, and still suffer, a relatively small field to choose from. Accurate Miniatures, AHM, Doyusha, Faller, Revell, Roskopf, Takara, Tamiya and others fill the void with a good selection of common and popular aircraft c.1930 - present.

Enjoy!

Merlin
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Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 01:44 AM UTC
Nice one Fred

Ohh, to be able to turn the clock back and to have bought two (one to keep as an investment) of all those kits we saw as kid...

With all the well-known stories of the ghost pub somewhere in the "back of the Wight", I live in hope of the forgotten post office / corner shop - complete with a stock of unsold kits from the 1960s!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 10:01 AM UTC
Hi Rowan,

You sum it up so succinctly. Just a hint - next week I should receive a "unicorn", a rare 1/24 model that I never managed to acquire in the past (I did build a stablemate :-) ).

Stand by!