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GAF
  • Member since
    June, 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Too Many?
Posted by GAF on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:47 PM

I attended ModelMania 2013 in Houston this past weekend.  Had a great time.  I even had a short list of models I wanted to pick up.  Nothing too difficult and not too expensive.

Then the shopping bug hit...

Okay, I needed a Focke Wulf to build alongside the old Monogram one that's awaiting restoration, so... what version?  Oh, well.  These two will do.  I also need a 109 to build alongside the old Monogram version that's awaiting restoration... and that Shiden underneath it has a great price.  And I need a Tamiya P-47D.  They're priced $25 each, but you'll sell two for $40 bucks?  Sold!

What?  No Hasegawa Stuka G-2 models?  Well, there's this Hobby Craft 87G... I'll get it.  Could it be worse than the Monogram G-1?

There's an F-86F Sabre.  I was looking for one of those.  It's a Revell, but... eh...

There's what I was looking for!  $20 for the Eduard F6F-5 Hellcat?  Sold!  Too bad it's not an F6F-3, but... Wait!  You take credit cards?!  I'll take the F6F-3 Weekend version!  Oh, and the DC-3 Airliner too!

This DC-3 Airliner is 1/90 scale.  Box scale I guess... but here's a 1/72nd Italeri.  I'll grab that too.  Or do I get the 1/48 scale DC-3 Airliner from Monogram or the Pro Modeller PBY-5A.  Both are $30... I've always wanted to try the PBY...

How much for the 1/350 Enterprise?  Oh, okay.  You'll knock 15% off?  You take credit cards?  *sigh*.  Okay, you've got a deal.

Several trips later... Oh, I won a door prize.  I'll grab the USAAF Personnel.  I can use those.

Luckily, I escaped before any more damage was done.  It's a good thing I drive an SUV...

(I'm sure that this doesn't compare to SOME of your own buying sprees.)   Big Smile

Gary

PS> All I have to do now is figure out where to store all these!

  • Member since
    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:57 PM

GAF, nice scores there!  Sounds like a real good show!  The little one here in Vermont was very cool and my first one, but at your show, THEY TOOK CREDIT CARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Man, now I would have gone stupid if they had done that here! Embarrassed  Anyway, great score!  Did you get any pics of the builds?

Eagle90

 

  • Member since
    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:58 PM

Oh, I forgot to answer your question.......NO!!!!!!!!!!!!  Too many?!  Is there such a thing?

 

  • Member since
    March, 2005
  • From: near Nashville, TN
Posted by TarnShip on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:25 PM

be very careful, lol

those good deals could lead to not being able to decide what kit to enter into a Group Build, someday

be at the beginning of having a problem

but seriously,,,,,,,,,good haul there

Rex

almost gone

GAF
  • Member since
    June, 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 9:05 PM

Eagle90:  Yes, some of the vendors do take credit cards, especially the local hobby shop vendors.  It's bad... very bad.  Crying

And yes, I do have pictures of some of the builds, but I'll have to resize the pictures and upload them to photobucket.  That may take a while.   Maybe tomorrow night or Thursday, depending on how busy I am.

Tarnship:  So, Rex, do you like movies about F-4s?  Wink

Gary

PS> The bad news is that there is another model show just outside of Dallas on May 11th... And I still am looking for a couple of items...  (doom).

  • Member since
    March, 2005
  • From: near Nashville, TN
Posted by TarnShip on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 9:55 PM

Gary, you got me to thinking

I don't recall all that many movies that include Phantoms in them,,,,,,,,a little bit of the one attack in  "we were soldiers", a few scenes in the "great Santini",,,,,but, mostly just some token Nape shots in this or that movie

Tomcats, F-16s,,,,those have plenty of films about them,,,,,,,,with some Scooters thrown in to fight with

almost gone

  • Member since
    July, 2010
Posted by roony on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 10:26 PM

Iron Eagle (2 or 3) used F-4's as Migs at the start of the show.  It was many years ago, and I remember thinking "how strange"

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, May 01, 2013 6:40 AM

sounds like a fun day,always good to build the stash

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, May 01, 2013 12:08 PM

Rex. oh to have back all those fujimi F-4's and A-4's I built as s kid

 

  • Member since
    January, 2003
  • From: Washington, DC
Posted by TomZ2 on Wednesday, May 01, 2013 12:42 PM

I’m NOT a pack rat… I AM COLLECTOR !!! (with a little obsessive–compulsive disorder)


Tags: Pack Rat

Occasional factual, grammatical, or spelling variations are inherent to this thesis and should not be considered as defects, as they enhance the individuality and character of this document.

GAF
  • Member since
    June, 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Saturday, May 11, 2013 7:56 PM

Okay, I really need to stop now.  I went to the Scale Fest 2013 show in Mesquite, Texas today and this is what I came home with:

The bad thing is, none of it is what I went there to find.  But they all had great prices, and I just... couldn't.... help myself.  Especially when the lady (who was getting ready to leave) said "Everything in this box is half off the sticker price."   That's when I wound up with a Hasegawa A6M5 and a P-38F for $20.  The rest... *sigh*.  Luckily, there are no model shows close-by soon, so I'll just have to stop browsing the internet...

Yeah.

Gary

  • Member since
    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, May 11, 2013 8:06 PM

GAF

Okay, I really need to stop now.  I went to the Scale Fest 2013 show in Mesquite, Texas today and this is what I came home with:

The bad thing is, none of it is what I went there to find.  But they all had great prices, and I just... couldn't.... help myself.  Especially when the lady (who was getting ready to leave) said "Everything in this box is half off the sticker price."   That's when I wound up with a Hasegawa A6M5 and a P-38F for $20.  The rest... *sigh*.  Luckily, there are no model shows close-by soon, so I'll just have to stop browsing the internet...

Yeah.

Gary

Gary, o.k., you are now here by dubbed "The Model Hunter"! Bow Down

Awesome scores man!  2 jeeps!  Too cool. And the cut away Enterprise.....BRILLIANT!  You are the man!  Congrats!

Eagle90

 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, May 11, 2013 8:09 PM

 Oh, and it is still, NOT TOO MANY! Wink

 

 

  • Member since
    May, 2004
  • From: Mount Bretherton Model Aircraft Observatory
Posted by f8sader on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 10:01 PM

"Too many" is a phrase that does not apply to kit collectors or dreamers!

Lon-ski

  • Member since
    April, 2013
  • From: Minnesota City, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Posted by FlyItLikeYouStoleIt on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 10:58 PM

Thanks guys. Next time my wife complains about the relatively few kits I have on hand, I'll show her these posts. Should stifle her for a little while anyway.

Bill.

On the bench:  Lindberg 1/32 scale 1934 Ford Coupe and a few rescue projects.

In queue:  Tamiya 1/35 Quad Tractor or a scratch build project.

  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: Green Bay, WI USA
Posted by echolmberg on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 12:53 PM

I once went to my local hobby shop and bought two models for a total of $60.  That was the biggest shopping spree I have ever done.  I even felt guilty afterwards.

Eric

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