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Sputnik 1 - 60th Anniversary bit of fun
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I've taken off the wonky stretched sprue aerials and replaced them with Accurate Armour carbon fibre aerial wire (normally used on AFV models). I think it makes a big difference -

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Yup; would agree that makes a difference for the better

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I concur. Nothing beats a stiff appendage :shock:

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Clashcityrocker wrote:
I concur. Nothing beats a stiff appendage :shock:

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Indeed it doesn't!!!!. :shock:
(Antennae look excellent by the way).

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It was a great tip I got regarding the aerials. I don't normally build 1/35 armour so wasn't aware that you could obtain off the shelf aerial material.


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That's made all the difference, Eric. I wasn't aware of the availability off the shelf antenna material for military vehicles either but in any case I'm far too tight to pay for anything like that :ha:

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It certainly bumped up the price of the model - from .99p for the pack of ping pong balls to £13.00 :)


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60th Anniversary is today - the Dawn of the Space Age.


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