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Posted by Greg on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 4:19 PM

lewbud
For those looking at the Mustang GT4, get it.

Almost grabbed one at HobbyTown today, but I bought too much other stuff. Watching the inventory closely.

-Greg

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Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:19 PM

JOE RIX

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.

 

 

 

Oh my! Joe you got the USS Cleveland!!! OH MY!! I've been looking at the Cleveland and the USS Salem. Very Nice!

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:23 PM

I just ordered this:

I couldn't help myself! It doesn't come out until October, but, of all Steve's (Modelcrazy) Ship GBs, I'm really looking forward to the Japanese GB!

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:28 PM

Bruce: Oh WOW, love that Yamato turret!!! That is the coolest!!!

 

If picked up a few little things. I'm trying not to buy anything hobby related until Christmas but aftermarket stuff is okay. I already had the Tamiya T-55 in my stash but I wanted it ready for a quick, cheap, and dirty build as a break from some of this more complex stuff. So I picked up aftermarket tracks since it's a lot of work getting the 'rubber band' ones in the box to lay on the road wheels correctly. And the turned metal gun barrel was pretty cheap so I went with both. Only twenty bucks between the tracks and the barrel.

And I had a set of aftermarket decals for the T-55 in my stash. I went ahead and bought two tank crews, not sure if I want to build it as stock Soviet or Middle Eastern as yet.

I also had the Caddy in my stash. I'm not good with autos but I want to try building her. I finally went ahead and picked up the pink paint for her.

And finally this. Assuming we have a club Christmas party this year this is going to be my gift for the exchange.

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

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 7:19 PM

The Sherman is a cute one....but watch out, BK might appropriate that as a badge.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 8:54 PM

Oh yeah Bruce!! Big Smile

Shall I just put you down for next year now Yes

I can't wait to see that one.

Gam

Nice T-55. The pink Cady is nice too...and the cute wee Sherman.

GH, BK might just.

BK, supper cool Abrams.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, August 13, 2020 2:42 AM

hogfanfs

I just ordered this:

I couldn't help myself! It doesn't come out until October, but, of all Steve's (Modelcrazy) Ship GBs, I'm really looking forward to the Japanese GB!

 

Saw that on Scalemates and hopeing they follow up with some otehrs. I'd get a Bismarck turret.

“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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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, August 13, 2020 10:45 AM

Bish
Saw that on Scalemates and hopeing they follow up with some others. I'd get a Bismarck turret.

Ditto

And an Iowa

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Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, August 13, 2020 1:43 PM

modelcrazy

 

 
Bish
Saw that on Scalemates and hopeing they follow up with some others. I'd get a Bismarck turret.

 

Ditto

And an Iowa

 

Ditto

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, August 13, 2020 2:25 PM

Ya, I may have to pickup one of those turrets - pretty cool.

The Santa tank is awesome!

Picked this up to aid my tired eyes

 

Thanks,

John

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

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, August 14, 2020 11:17 PM

Set up the lamp tonight.  This is with no other lights on in the room except the aquarium lights.  Pretty pleased so far

Thanks,

John

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

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Saturday, August 15, 2020 7:50 AM

Nice lamp - I could do with one of those!  I presently use a large, floor-standing magnifying glass with a few LED lights round the frame, but it has nothing like that output, and it has to be "looking over my shoulder" to illuminate what I want.  Is the light as even & well-diffused as it appears in the photo?

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

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, August 15, 2020 7:53 AM

Yeah, that light looks fantastic! I could do with some better lighting myself. 

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

 

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Saturday, August 15, 2020 8:24 AM

I've been a very naughty boy.  Despite my recently-declared moratorium on buying kits, I was in York (on honeymoon!) this week & made my ritual visit to the Monk Bar model shop.  On special offer was the 17-pdr anti-tank gun in 1/32 scale, by Airfix.  It was the last one he had, and it was about half-price.  It's now in the stash.  Does anyone know where (or even if) I can get a 1/32 prime mover to go with it?  A Bren carrier would be favourite, as these were used together at Arnhem, where I visited last year & saw two 17-pdrs outside the Hartenstein museum (formerly a hotel, and used as a HQ by both sides during the course of the battle in 1944).  Would a 1/35 scale carrier be OK, or would the scale difference be too obvious?

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

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, August 15, 2020 8:58 AM

Hmm, the 17pdr sounds really neat. 

But I think I'd just put it on a base by itself. Maybe add some 1/32nd figures. I'm not sure if the old Airfix 'Multipose' figures are still available or not. 

You can put 1/32nd and 1/35th stuff together but having some space between them helps. I built a dio years ago using 1/35th Japanese Imperial Army figures and a 1/32nd geisha. Which I separated, if I'd put them close together you'd notice the geisha is about six feet /two metres tall compared to the soldiers! At a distance the eye does not notice, together it does.  

Maybe you could just have the 17pdr with the Universal Carrier parked a little bit away from it. If you have the Carrier towing the 17pdr the eye will notice the difference in scale though.  

 

 

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

 

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Posted by Greg on Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:04 AM

Hutch6390

I've been a very naughty boy.  Despite my recently-declared moratorium on buying kits, I was in York (on honeymoon!) this week & made my ritual visit to the Monk Bar model shop.  On special offer was the 17-pdr anti-tank gun in 1/32 scale, by Airfix.  It was the last one he had, and it was about half-price.  It's now in the stash.  Does anyone know where (or even if) I can get a 1/32 prime mover to go with it?  A Bren carrier would be favourite, as these were used together at Arnhem, where I visited last year & saw two 17-pdrs outside the Hartenstein museum (formerly a hotel, and used as a HQ by both sides during the course of the battle in 1944).  Would a 1/35 scale carrier be OK, or would the scale difference be too obvious?

 

You went to a hobby shop whilst on your honeymoon?

Congratulations.......and when is the divorce? Wink

Nice light there, John. Yes Looks like you have a nice deep bench. I thought mine was deep enough at the time. Sigh.

-Greg

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:09 AM

Thanks, Gamera, I think a base or small diorama without the carrier might be the best idea.  The gun does come with crew figures, but I haven't had a close look at them yet.  If I don't like them, it'll be the gun by itself, maybe in an abandoned/overrun scenario.

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

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:18 AM

Greg
Congratulations.......and when is the divorce?

Thanks for the congrats, Greg, and the trip to the model shop was quite safe, as Mrs 6390 (title is now official!) is very supportive, and has even built the odd model herself!

I waited a long time, but I picked a good oneBig Smile

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

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, August 15, 2020 10:38 AM

Oh wow, somehow I missed you saying it was your honeymoon!!! 

Congradulations and hope you guys will be celebrating your anniversary in fifty years or so. Stick out tongue

 

And cool that the kit comes with the figures. Hope they work out for you. If you don't like the sculpting on the faces you might be able to replace them with Hornet replacement heads. I thought they did a 1/32nd line but now I'm only seeing 1/35th. They ought to still work without giving the figures the tiny pinhead look. 

https://www.michtoy.com/michtoy_search_product.php?Vendor_ID=Hornet%20Models&Types=Figure%20Kits,%20Busts%20and%20Accessories&Period=1/35th%20Scale%20Hornet%20Head%20Sets&Scale=1/35%20Scale&view_mode=thumbnails&Clearance=&Categories=&Series=&Material=&matchString=

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

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 15, 2020 10:38 AM

Hutch6390

Thanks, Gamera, I think a base or small diorama without the carrier might be the best idea.  The gun does come with crew figures, but I haven't had a close look at them yet.  If I don't like them, it'll be the gun by itself, maybe in an abandoned/overrun scenario.

 

I have seen that gun with crew in the flesh and Stikpusher built it last year for the Airfix GB. It comes out nicely and in both cases it was displayed on a base with no vehicles and looked good.

“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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Posted by Greg on Saturday, August 15, 2020 12:27 PM

Hutch6390

 

 
Greg
Congratulations.......and when is the divorce?

 

Thanks for the congrats, Greg, and the trip to the model shop was quite safe, as Mrs 6390 (title is now official!) is very supportive, and has even built the odd model herself!

I waited a long time, but I picked a good oneBig Smile

 

Sounds like that's a fact. Outstanding! Yes

-Greg

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Saturday, August 15, 2020 1:09 PM

Thanks, everyone, for the good wishes and for the adviceBig Smile

I've just had a look at the figures supplied & they look pretty good.  Whether my figure-painting skills are up to the mark is another matter!  But, it looks like a gun & crew diorama is on the cards for this one.

           

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

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, August 15, 2020 1:21 PM

Hutch6390

Nice lamp - I could do with one of those!  I presently use a large, floor-standing magnifying glass with a few LED lights round the frame, but it has nothing like that output, and it has to be "looking over my shoulder" to illuminate what I want.  Is the light as even & well-diffused as it appears in the photo?

 

Its LED so yes, nicely difuse.  That was one of the big points in the reviews I read.  That and the color temp. 

Here's where I read the reviews.  

https://tangibleday.com/13-best-lights-and-lamps-for-painting-miniatures-and-other-hobbies/

 

Thanks,

John

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

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 15, 2020 1:25 PM

Hutch6390

Nice lamp - I could do with one of those!  I presently use a large, floor-standing magnifying glass with a few LED lights round the frame, but it has nothing like that output, and it has to be "looking over my shoulder" to illuminate what I want.  Is the light as even & well-diffused as it appears in the photo?

 

I bought a new LED lamp to replace my old style lamp that i had bought from BHS about 30 years ago. The new one is streets ahead. I have a second old style lamp on my bench for when i take progress pics, but i don't need to use it now. This is the one i got, not cheap but deffinetly worth it.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143582261882

 

“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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Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 15, 2020 1:26 PM

Hutch6390

Thanks, everyone, for the good wishes and for the adviceBig Smile

I've just had a look at the figures supplied & they look pretty good.  Whether my figure-painting skills are up to the mark is another matter!  But, it looks like a gun & crew diorama is on the cards for this one.

           

 

There is the British Army GB runing until the end of the year.

 

Just sayin Whistling

“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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Posted by Hutch6390 on Saturday, August 15, 2020 4:51 PM

keavdog
Here's where I read the reviews.

Thanks, John - the money I'm (supposedly) saving on kits may have found another outlet!

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

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Saturday, August 15, 2020 5:02 PM

Bish
This is the one i got, not cheap but deffinetly worth it

Another good prospect!  I'm making a new shelving unit/paint rack/tool rack for my modelling area soon, it'll incorporate new lighting.

I've been leading us off-topic, so I'd better stop.  My apologies to the OP.

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

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Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 11:10 AM
Wanted to get a car model and this nice little Opel from ICM looked like fun. It’s pretty detailed and should be an easy build.
 
In addition found these two boxes of figures.  

 
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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 8:12 PM

Oh those are cool Greysnake! I've never even heard of Gecko Models- really like that early war British tank crew.

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

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:36 PM

Greysnake, those look pretty cool. I've been thinking about some of those. Let us know how they are.

I have picked up a few new kits lately.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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