No, not weird. I buy kits with every intention of making them, only I struggle for time - got plenty to keep me busy when I retire though!
Yeah, I know what you mean Ed, I can see myself whiling away the time during retirement having a couple of Angel interceptors on the go. ; D
Crikey. A very good selection there.I've got/had them all apart from the Imai Skydiver. That one is extremely rare and expensive. Not that accurate - big wheels etc. You're very brave to want to make it. I'd keep it as an investment!The SPJ is a very good model if you take the wheel mountings off.The MSV is a great model. The Angel is a good model apart from the rounded canopy. The Airfix model is much better IMHO.I see the Sky 1 is the Imai version with the inaccurate nose (Aoshima bought the moulds when imai went bust and added much more accurate nose parts). The rocket /engine pods are very poorly misshaped and ruin the look of the model for me. The canopy is too far back too.The UFO Interceptor is also very rare. Pretty accurate apart from the front of the missile. Great kit.Cloudbase is awful! Just a toy with added boxy areas to house batteries and wheels.Are you planning to modify these to make them more accurate or build them as is? Looking forward to seeing your builds and good luck.
Hi Yorkie' yeah, I've got a lot of gluing to do. ; )When I got the Bandai Sky Diver it had already been started by someone who was making a complete pigs ear of it. I've spent time carefully taking apart what I could without doing too much damage , and have begun to rebuild it. Only a couple of parts were missing, the flame things that poke out at the back, everything else is there. I've opted to fit the clockwork motor and the front wheel as that's how it was intended, but I'll glue the missiles in as the previous owner glued one side out of line so that side wouldn't anyway . In fact, barring some exceptions I prefer to build most of these type of kits with the gimmicks included as I see them more as toys rather than accurate models, but I do try to get the paintwork something like. As to buying a kit for investment, I never do that, as I've no intention of selling them on. I simply buy 'em to make 'em, however they turn out. :DCheers for your thoughts on the kits, too. :)
Those will be some excellent builds once you get to them Scoop!
I hope so, Ed. I'm looking forward to getting stuck in. I'm getting the impression there's currently a bit of a buzz regarding kits amongst fans at the moment as they're fairly plentiful and reasonably priced.