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  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, June 26, 2020 10:29 PM

Today I took a trip across town to Tempe to check out a different hobby shop, Hobby Depot. I primarily went there to see what paint lines that he carried, and also to see what else was in stock. First off, I saw a nice old school, good sized, multi subject hobby store. In addition to scale models, he also had a good stock of model railroad, rockets, slot cars, tools, multi use supplies such as wood, styrene, metal rod and tubing, etc. And paints. A nice big two sided aisle of paints. Vallejo, Testors, Tamiya, Gunze, Tru Color, Mission Models, and my personal favorite, Humbrol enamels!!!! As well as a nice wall of PE and resin supplies. In short, a nice all aspect brick & mortar proper hobby shop! 

Well after driving almost 30 miles to check the place out, I sure wasn’t gonna leave empty handed so...

Some Humbrol paints that I was running low on...

 

 

a couple of Vallejo paints that I can surely use...

 

 

And a new set of sable brushes and a new smaller pin vise...

 

 

So if you’re in the Phoenix area, I would highly recommend a visit here. Unlike Andy’s, the owner/operator here is very engaging with customers.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, June 27, 2020 1:09 PM

lewbud

Bish,

I like how you kept both sides of your modeling brain in balance.

Now does that mean i have to buy a couple of more aircraft seeing as i have 2 more armour kits on route.Big Smile

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Academy 1/35th Warrior FV511

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, June 28, 2020 3:28 PM

Bish

 

 
lewbud

Bish,

I like how you kept both sides of your modeling brain in balance.

 

 

Now does that mean i have to buy a couple of more aircraft seeing as i have 2 more armour kits on route.Big Smile

 

What about the swabbies? (or whatever you Brits call your sailors?) Wink

 

This came in the mail yesterday. Picked it up off eBay for a great price

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 28, 2020 3:38 PM

stikpusher

 

 
Bish

 

 
lewbud

Bish,

I like how you kept both sides of your modeling brain in balance.

 

 

Now does that mean i have to buy a couple of more aircraft seeing as i have 2 more armour kits on route.Big Smile

 

 

 

What about the swabbies? (or whatever you Brits call your sailors?) Wink

 

This came in the mail yesterday. Picked it up off eBay for a great price

 

 

Matelots, and i did get an HMS Vanguard kit a few months back. Of the 9 kits i have bought this year, 7 have been British.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Academy 1/35th Warrior FV511

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, June 28, 2020 11:01 PM

Bish

 

 
lewbud

Bish,

I like how you kept both sides of your modeling brain in balance.

 

 

Now does that mean i have to buy a couple of more aircraft seeing as i have 2 more armour kits on route.Big Smile

 

Maybe a couple of car kits.  Be interesting to see you do a car, non military with a shiny paint job. 

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 29, 2020 8:24 AM

Lewbud: You do have a point. Guess I'll have to learn to do gloss finishes some day... (sigh)

SP: Cool, love Vallejo paint, still haven't tried Humbrol yet though. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, June 29, 2020 9:15 AM

lewbud

 

 
Bish

 

 
lewbud

Bish,

I like how you kept both sides of your modeling brain in balance.

 

 

Now does that mean i have to buy a couple of more aircraft seeing as i have 2 more armour kits on route.Big Smile

 

 

 

Maybe a couple of car kits.  Be interesting to see you do a car, non military with a shiny paint job. 

 

Now that just wouldn't be normal Big Smile

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Academy 1/35th Warrior FV511

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, June 29, 2020 7:42 PM

Only picked up two so far this year.  Both Tamiya's, their 1/350 Fletcher and the 251 half track.

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:30 PM

GH, that Fletcher is a good one I've heard. I've built the 251 several times in my life.

Well other than a truck load of detail sets and other AM I've been receiving over the weeks, this is what I picked up tonight at the local.

I don't know why because I don't have the room, but I liked the price.

And I can never have enough Zeros, so for the Akagi....

One set of marking is for the Akagi, the other.....my favorite Japanese Ace, Saburo Sakai's mount after he moved out of his Claude (on the box). Which do I do??? I guess I could get another kit 

I know what I'm doing for next years Japanese GB.

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:48 PM

MC- I have that butcher bird in the pile.  Detail looks excellent for the price point.  The Beemer under the hood is almost a kit in itself.  I couldn't pass it up either.

  • Member since
    November 2004
Posted by snapdragonxxx on Thursday, July 2, 2020 9:51 AM

Just been informed that this is now waiting for me at my supplier.

 

but no sign of this one yet...

 

 

However, these has arrived:

 

 

 

 

Still no sign of this yet though!

 

Other things which have arrived recently are these

 

 

If anyone knows of a suitable metal barrel replacement for the above, please post!

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Thursday, July 2, 2020 3:54 PM

That's some shopping list - hope you've got room in your car for that lot if it all turns up at onceSmile!  I was tempted by the Conqueror mk I at my (not-so-local) LHS the other day, but resisted the temptation.  I settled for Tamiya's Matilda instead (not the Red Army version).

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, July 3, 2020 3:15 PM

Steve: Awesome! And you know there's a place for your giant Zero in the GB!

James: WHOA!!! Love those Zeros too! And that cool Panzer I and E-75! That Conqueror Mk I has the better looking box art but I picked up the Mk II since I've read the Mk I was only produced in very small numbers before the improved Mk II came out. In any case congrads!!! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, July 3, 2020 3:35 PM

Snapdragonxxx,

That’s a LOT of big kits!  Did you get the 1/35 Soar Art Dora railway gun?  A friend has one and said it was too big/heavy to cram into his car when he picked it up from our (former) LHS.

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Friday, July 3, 2020 6:10 PM
Wanted a change of pace from the usual armor and picked up this Yak-1.
 
This plane was flown by Lydia Litvyak who was the first of two female fighter aces with twelve kills and and either another two to four shared kills.

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    November 2004
Posted by snapdragonxxx on Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:55 AM

I have had the Soar Art 1/35 Dora Railway Gun in my posession but at that time of my life was unable to actually build it as it seemed to be some kind of different plastic to the normal styrene and I was not really doing well with the old brain.

I did actually dump it earlier this year during a declutter as I had been messing about with it with no actual real plan and now wish I had just left it alone in the box until I was sure of what I was going to do with it.

I may replace it in the future, but I am interested in their other offering but need to do some saving and lots of reading about the kit(s). They are quite large!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, July 4, 2020 2:40 PM

Finally, the other kit i ordered at the same time as the Centurion, back at the end of May, has arrived. The stuff from China is taking longer than normal. Been wanting this one for ages.

And ashide from some new tracks, i won't be getting any other AM for this one.

 

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Academy 1/35th Warrior FV511

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Saturday, July 4, 2020 4:40 PM

Bish
stuff from China is taking longer than normal

That SP is a new one on me - what chassis is it based on? 

I recently ordered Bronco's A34 Comet from China, it's supposed to arrive in the 1st week in August.  Perhaps not, then - still, I've plenty else to be getting on with.  Meanwhile, to help support newly re-opened shops I picked up Airfix's 1/72 Jet Provost T3 & P51D Mustang locally, and my Airfix Club membership with Nakajima B5N2 Kate arrived yesterday (special edition, it has 2 extra sets of markings).

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, July 4, 2020 4:53 PM

Its based on a Pz I. It was a stop gap by taking off the turret and just sticking the gun, carrage and all, on the hull. Less than 40 were converted.

I have found they are gurning up earlier than stated, this was meant to be here by the end of this month. So it would be no surprise if yours turns up in the next 2 weeks.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Academy 1/35th Warrior FV511

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    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Saturday, July 4, 2020 5:27 PM

Bish
Its based on a Pz I

I bet they strained a bit under all that weight, but a 150mm punch probably made it worthwhile.

Bish
no surprise if yours turns up in the next 2 weeks

Fingers crossed!

Cheers,

          Hutch.

 

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, July 4, 2020 5:38 PM

Ye, it did, they broke down quite a bit. And they couldn't carry any ammo. So 150mm punch is nice if it can get to where you need it and it has something to throw at the other side when you get there. I bet they were glad to get proper guns in service.

I have another armour kit on route thats suppossed to be here early Sept.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Academy 1/35th Warrior FV511

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    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Saturday, July 4, 2020 5:49 PM

Fingers crossed for both of us, then!

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, July 4, 2020 8:39 PM
Nice pick up on the s.I.G.33 Bish. It’s been on my list for awhile to pickup just haven’t gotten around to buying one yet.
 
Here’s everything else I ended up picking up last month. I was pretty sick for the majority of June and didn’t go out at all, ended up spending too much time looking online and one thing led to another. Been looking for the A-34 and Type 61 for awhile now and was happy to finally get them.

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, July 5, 2020 2:11 AM

GreySnake, that is some seriously good stuff there! How much was the bill for all of those?

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, July 5, 2020 2:48 AM

Nice colection of armour there GS. Good luck doing the MTP camo on that Modern British tank crew set.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Academy 1/35th Warrior FV511

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, July 5, 2020 7:36 AM
Stik, everything came to a little over $200 with shipping. The Comet was the most expensive and probably overpaid for it, however it’s been something I’ve been looking for and it’s not the easiest to find outside of China. 
 
Bish, the MTP camo will be a challenge that is certain. Now I just need to get something for them to crew as newest British AFV I have is that Challenger II. Went ahead and got them as I figured they’d be very popular and soon hard to get.

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, July 5, 2020 8:16 AM

Those figures can be used in a Chally 2, but not the kit you have as it doesn't have the operatonal fit that would have been added in the last 10 years. I think the new Rye Fields kit is the only one that these figures would work in if you want an operational setting.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Academy 1/35th Warrior FV511

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    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:39 PM

I splurged during Squadron's free shipping deal and got a kit on a whim, something I rarely do. It is not in stock anymore so I got it at a clearance price. I was envisioning a what if Korean War version.

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, July 6, 2020 12:00 AM

Rob Gronovius

I splurged during Squadron's free shipping deal and got a kit on a whim, something I rarely do. It is not in stock anymore so I got it at a clearance price. I was envisioning a what if Korean War version.

 

Thats a serious beast of a tank! 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Monday, July 6, 2020 10:51 AM

Bish

Those figures can be used in a Chally 2, but not the kit you have as it doesn't have the operatonal fit that would have been added in the last 10 years. I think the new Rye Fields kit is the only one that these figures would work in if you want an operational setting.

 

Was planning to get the Rye Field Chally it’s just pretty hard to acquire at the moment in the US. The ones that I have seen are a little more expensive then I’m willing to pay. I might bite the bullet and order one from China in the next couple weeks if nothing pops up. Maybe I'll get it before the end of the year. 

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