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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
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Malaya
KEB
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 06:49 AM UTC
Hi All,

I have the idea of modelling some of the British aircraft used in Malaya during the 50s.
I have most of the aircraft but does anyone know if a 148 Brigand has ever been produced commercially in any media ?
Also, dose anyone know of a UK source for the 148th scale Kits at War decals for the Lincoln/Washington other than Hannants, who I know are sold out.

All the best,

Kristian.
magnusf
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 06:43 PM UTC
I am sorry to disappoint you but I am almost sure there have never been a 1/48 Brigand.

In 1/72 there is at least two, the Hallam vacform and Magna Models resin and within a year there will hopefully be an injection moulded one from Valom.

Regards

Magnus
KEB
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, October 26, 2007 - 11:39 AM UTC
Thanks Magnus,

Thats a shame. In that case I will have to mix scales and go for the 172 one.
However, Hannants did send me the decals.

All the best,

Kristian.
steelrudi
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Iowa, United States
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2007 - 06:55 AM UTC
There was /is one but it is from some obscure vac company. Cant remember the name off hand. will look at one of the sites I know of to see if I can find you one.
StenEk
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2007 - 10:47 AM UTC
Take it easy with the Brigand. After having worked for a while on the Valom Albamerle, I think that their injection moulded Brigand (most likely including resin and photo etched details, like their previous kits) in 1/72 is certainly worth wating for. It is announced for realease late this year/early 2008. Yes I know it isn't 1/48 scale - but after all, 1/72 is still God's scale.
KEB
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 05:25 AM UTC
I would prefer 1/48 as I started off with the 1/48 Sanger Lincoln. However, from what you say I might get the Valom 172 one as well.

All the best,

Kristian.
KEB
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 11:25 AM UTC

Hi All,

Further to my search for a 1:48 Brigand, I don't know what you all think but the Airmodel one on this site http://www.wonwinglo.scale-models.net/id20.htm looks 1:48 to me.
Unfortunately, it doesn't say what scale it is but it looks to big for 1:72 compared to the Avro York in the photograph.
Please be aware that the site doesn't like Firefox for some reason.
Now all I have to do is find one...

All the best,

Kristian..