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Re: [GZG] Re: Missile Counters

From: Doug Evans <devans@n...>
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 09:59:58 -0500
Subject: Re: [GZG] Re: Missile Counters

I agree that the Weapon Sets can be great sources for ship hulls. I'm
rather fond of the electronics packages. Whenever I come across a box on
discount, I can't resist, even though I've plenty enough waiting to be
bashed.Sort of like unpainted lead...

Likewise, check out cheap discount store model kits; the planes often
like c**p, but the bomb/fuel tanks are only the base from which you'll
build out. I know several folk on list have tried the planes themselves,
especially the 1/144th and smaller scale, and haven't had a lot of luck,
but I know others that have. Sometimes you can match a nose to a tail,
bypassing all the little air intakes that just don't seem right on space
ship, even if you try saying, "No, that's the carrier's launch bay".

I do recall once bidding on some old model kit ordinance that included a
'bomb' with a removeable cover that seemed to have bomblets inside;
have made a nice carrier/tender. Does anyone know from where this may


PS The tanker fleet of Texaco from which I based the TFNS used (in my
imagination) the bombs and the bomb rails, often molded together. I
the rails look rather striking as 'sails' for passengers/crew.

Michael wrote on 06/01/2006 03:30:40 AM:

> I have a very old kit of an Airfix USN Corsair II jet that
> came with a lot of ordnance including a large number of
> small bombs that are perfect for missile counters once
> based. So I would suggest looking at either cheap ordnance
> heavy aircraft kits (A-10, Skyraider…) or the various
> Aircraft Weapon sets from Hasegawa which come in both
> 1/72nd and 1/48th scales. Very useful for spaceship parts
> and for missiles for dressing up your AFVs as well.

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