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Our Latest Acquisitions 2017-2020

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  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Sunday, August 2, 2020 4:39 PM

I read a couple of build reviews lately of the Airfix 1/72 Wellington Mk VIII, both reviewers were enthusiastic about it & singing its praises.  I've always liked the Wimpey & have a Revell one in the stash I bought years ago, when it was released amid great excitement - but it turned out to be the old Matchbox one & never got built!  Anyway, having read the reviews I promised myself a new Airfix one "when I've reduced the stash a bit" - come on, we've all said it!  While in my (not-so-local) model shop the other day, to stock up on paint & glue, I happened across said kit, which accidentally fell unnoticed into my basket so, obviously, I had to buy it.  Luckily there was 10% off!

There are schemes for two aircraft, one based in Libya, in Mid Stone & Light Stone over black, the other based in the UK in Coastal Command colours - I like this one best.  I'm trying to clear the Shelf of Doom a bit just now, in between building a U-Boat for the 50 Shades of Grey GB, and a 1/35 Matilda, so it may be a while before the Wellington resurfaces.

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

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    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:12 PM

Got another one!  Bronco's 1/35 A34 Comet tank arrived from China yesterday.  It looks good - a fairly straightforward build, apart from the individual-link tracks, that is!  I'm really not looking forward to that job.  

I seem to have been on a bit of a spree lately - I think I'd better curb my enthusiasm for buying kits until I've made some cupboard space to put them in!

     Stay safe,

                    Hutch.

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

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  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:51 PM

Hutch6390

Got another one!  Bronco's 1/35 A34 Comet tank arrived from China yesterday.  It looks good - a fairly straightforward build, apart from the individual-link tracks, that is!  I'm really not looking forward to that job.  

 

 

 
That kit used to come with one piece tracks but they were a few links too short.  
 
Finally got a Trumpeter E-100 as I think it looks much better than the older Dragon version. Also found a Dragon Panzerkampfwagen VI (P) only five of these were made and only one saw combat. Built one of these when they first came out and for a Dragon kit is was pretty easy. The kit comes with Dragon DS tracks and upon inspection they’ll need replaced as there are some very faint cracks appearing. So this must be a pretty old boxing.
 
Also picked up this nice ICM 1/48 Po-2 that I’ve been looking for. This will be marked from the Night Witches. Now I only need to find a 1/48 SU-25 Frogfoot and I’ll have all the aircraft models I want.
 
 
Picked up this 1/35 resin guy by Evolution on eBay. Not sure what I’ll do with him yet but happy to have him since Evolution figures seem hard to get outside of Russia. 
 

 
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    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Thursday, August 6, 2020 9:33 PM

Cool stuff GreySnake!

Here're my latest acquisitions.

Two 1/72 Tamiya F-51D kits for my ongoing Mustangs of the World build.  I get the F-51D kit because it includes the uncuffed prop (and ordnance) used on the P-51K.

Two Revell F4U-4 Corsairs and canopy masks.  One is for the Forgotten War GB, the other is for a VMFA-211 collection.

A 1/72 Meng F-102 George Bush edition for a 111th FIS collection.

Studio 27 Carbon Fiber decal set for the Tamiya Mustang GT4.

Markings for the Tamiya Mustang GT4 and Revell Ford GT kit.

 

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

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, August 6, 2020 9:51 PM

Ooh, carbon fiber...ill have to look for that.   Team Motorcraft will fill the auto section ;)

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, August 7, 2020 1:54 AM

John,

I got the carbon fiber decals through HLJ.  Stuff like that tends to sellout quick so I'd hurry if I were you.  I also have the Revell Motorcraft Mustang GTO in the stash and it looks like it needs some replacement decals.  Looks like another order to Indycals.

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

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, August 7, 2020 3:51 PM

I've heard those Revell Corsairs are really nice. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, August 7, 2020 4:42 PM

Got myself a kit from my past. And a few decal sets

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, August 7, 2020 6:28 PM

Cool classic TJ.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, August 7, 2020 8:06 PM

It's been nearly a month and a half since I've been able to catch up with what folks have been accumulating. I must say, there has been some seriously amazing and awesome kits and material added to everyone's stash. I regret that I am unable to comment on it all. Just too much to take in. Yet, a "Well Done" is appropriate to ya'll.

I've been bit by bit, adding to my needs and wants. Some are auction wins and some direct orders.

Decided to give Hataka paints a try as they had these nice sets for a few of my subjects. I was excited to see Eduard come out with the LRE P-51 kit. I've always loved the history and markings of these particular aircraft and pilots. Also, I was stoked to score the Fujimi Ford GT40 off ebay for a rather reasonable price. That's hard to do these days. I've also got another one coming that I won at auction. Must say that the ICM Mig-25 and B-26B-50 kits are sweet looking OOB.

Then there are the various kits:

 

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, August 7, 2020 9:48 PM

Oh my gosh Joe, I'm so envious 

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, August 7, 2020 10:42 PM

Ok, Joe, I need to know how good that GT-40 is, I've been looking for a kit. And, OOFF, you leave anything for the rest of us?

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, August 7, 2020 10:47 PM

I'm a sucker for anything Airfix!  I like that Victor. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:32 AM

So that's where Joe's been, buying stuff. No wonder all the online stores are sold out of everything. It's Joe's buying spree. (Edit: just noticed Brandon already said that, sorry about the redundancy)

Do tell when you get around to trying the Hataka paints. I love those Russian pastel blues.

That's all neat stuff. That said, that Ford GT looks beyond tempting. I've always loved those things.

Speaking of Ford GT's, my LHS has 4 of the new Tamiya Mustang GT's, and I suspect by next week they will be down to 3 as I have some paint to pick up there Tues. Whistling

-Greg

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    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:05 PM

BrandonK

Ok, Joe, I need to know how good that GT-40 is, I've been looking for a kit. And, OOFF, you leave anything for the rest of us?

BK

 

Brandon, The Fujimi kit is really nice. The drawback with them is that they are "curbside" kits, in that they do not have an engine. There are AM engines out there for them but, they are costing a very pretty penny. 

Hey, I'll score any deal I can on these kits. It's very hard to find one for under $100.00 with shipping.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:07 PM

Mopar Madness

I'm a sucker for anything Airfix!  I like that Victor. 

 

Oh, You need one Chad. It is rather impressive.Big Smile

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:09 PM

Greg

So that's where Joe's been, buying stuff. No wonder all the online stores are sold out of everything. It's Joe's buying spree. (Edit: just noticed Brandon already said that, sorry about the redundancy)

Do tell when you get around to trying the Hataka paints. I love those Russian pastel blues.

That's all neat stuff. That said, that Ford GT looks beyond tempting. I've always loved those things.

Speaking of Ford GT's, my LHS has 4 of the new Tamiya Mustang GT's, and I suspect by next week they will be down to 3 as I have some paint to pick up there Tues. Whistling

 

Yeah, I kind of went on a binder there Greg.

I've heard good things about Hataka paints and I really like their color sets. I'll keep you updated.

The Tamiya Ford Mustang GT is also on my radar. Sharp kit

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:58 PM

Chad,

I'll find out soon enough about the Corsairs.  Airfix posted some cad models of the new Vulcan on their Facebook page and it looks AWESOME!

TJ,

Nice score on the Cougar!

Joe,

That's a crazy good haul.  Those eBay prices on the GT40 are insane!

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

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, August 10, 2020 1:31 PM

When i was in an armoured Inf battalion, i did wounder why the British army did not deploy SPAAG's as other nations did. I only found out recently that like the US, the British had toyed with the idea back in the 80's. While the US had the Sgt York, we had the Chieftain Marksman. Like the York, it never entered service. Though some of the Marksman turret were sold to Finland who deployed them on T-55 hull and have since now replaced that hull with Leopard hulls.

While we didn't have them for real, i can add the takom kit kit to my growing collection of British armour.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, August 10, 2020 4:02 PM

Cool bish!

Joe, dig the gt40, been looking around myself.  Also that dart sure looks like the Cushman Duster I did a bit ago.  

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, August 10, 2020 4:43 PM

That Marksman is a cool kit Bish. Certainly a unique subject.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, August 10, 2020 5:52 PM

You have to just love days like this. All of these wonderful kits arrived today. I'd do a series of cartwheels but, at my age, that would hurt...immensely.

I ordered these on ebay from a gentleman in Latvia. Only took just over 2 weeks to arrive.

Won these on FB auctions. And, yes, I was thrilled to score another GT40 for a nice price. Sorry folks, but I'm just in the right place at the right time I guess. The Mig-27 came with a Bilek PE set.

And then I ordered this 1/350 beauty from Mega Hobby as soon as it arrived in stock. Really been waiting for this kit. It is a sweet looking kit upon opening. Superb detail.

 

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, August 10, 2020 10:19 PM

Oooo Cleveland Stick out tongue Very Fire.... you must do a WIP.

Cool MiGs.

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, August 10, 2020 10:59 PM

modelcrazy

Oooo Cleveland Stick out tongue Very Fire.... you must do a WIP.

Cool MiGs.

 

Have you built a Very Fire kit Steve? 

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, August 10, 2020 11:31 PM

Looking through the latest FSM....shhhh, don't tell her it's upside down

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:14 AM

keavdog

Looking through the latest FSM....shhhh, don't tell her it's upside down

 

That's some awesome stuff guys!!! 

And love that photo John, you made my day! 

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

 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:23 AM

Joe,

No never have. I'd also like to try "I Love Kit"

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    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 3:22 PM

Joe,

Nice haul.  How many GT40s are you planning to build?

For those looking at the Mustang GT4, get it.  It's a great kit.  Haven't seen a photoetch kit for it yet, but Studio 27 makes a carbon fiber decal sheet for it.  It's missing a few things so I may use it as a template and use Scale Motorsport's high def carbon fiber decals instead.  I went to the hobby shop yesterday and came home with this.

I wasn't planning on buying any more models, but this was half the price of the Revell Germany offering that was also on the shelf.  Same kit, two very different prices.  I went needing some paint for my IDF GB Spitfire and Tamiya tape.  The sales guy asked me if I was looking for anything in particular,  and I jokingly asked if he had any Tamiya Semi-Gloss Black in the rattle can.  Amazingly, he had three cans in the rack.  I bought two.  Haven't seen it in a shop or online for several months now.

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

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:36 PM

Bish, that is super cool. I'm looking forward to seeing that one build up.

Gamera, I was thinking about the GT as well, it looks super nice.

JoeRix, holy cow man. You're buying up some really cool kits. Nice drug to have, it doesn't leave track lines or make you teeth fall out.

I've bought a few more lately. I picked up this old Tamiya M1A1 with mine plow and I got a bug to build a big rig, so I grabbed this Peterbilt as well. I also managed to finally get the Pro Modeller Daytona on the cheap so I nabbed it also.

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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    September 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 3:24 PM

just got this from Model City,   Wanted the correct colors for along time. Anyone have tips on its use?

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John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 Harrier

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