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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:44 PM

Digging the murder hornet!

Thanks,

John

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

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:04 PM

keavdog

Digging the murder hornet!

Give us a kiss!  KissSurprise

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, September 4, 2020 5:05 PM

Real G

 

 
keavdog

Digging the murder hornet!

 

 

Give us a kiss!  KissSurprise

 

I think I'll pass on the kiss and grab the Raid!  The Exoframe kit looks interesting.  I've seen them on HLJ, but haven't been tempted yet.  You're a good friend ordering kits for other people.  I had a friend that would place a monthly order with HLJ and I would pay him when the kit arrived.  There were a couple of times I had forgotten that I'd ordered something because it took so long to come in. I got something in the mail today, P-51 decals yay!  Decals are by a company called Armycast out of the Czech Republic.  The decals give you markings for 13 different countries: Bolivia, Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Israel, New Zealand, El Salvador, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay, and USA.  The set includes a vinyl mask for a shark mouthed Dominican aircraft, and a paper mask for a very colorful Guatemalan aircraft.  Also included in the set were a couple of resin antennas for the aircraft that had them.  The decals are printed on blue paper, which makes the white decals easier to see.  The instruction booklet is well done with side, top, and bottom views in color, as well as color call outs in FS and Guide Sangyo/Mr. Color paints.  The instructions give details for 18 aircraft from 13 different countries.  Looking at the decals, it looks like they give you enough decals to do every one in the instructions.  Here's a couple of pics.  Now if only my F-101B decals would get here from Australia.

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

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:48 PM

Went to the LHS today because I forgot to get some Tamiya tape when I made my paint run yesterday.  Got the tape and picked this up because it looked interesting.  It's a Type 0 Model 52 Blackbird Autonomous Fighter from Star Blazers 2202.  I thought it was one kit, but when I got it home and opened it up, there are two fairly detailed kits in the box.  I'd guess that the scale is probably 1/144.

These came via the brown elves from Sprue Brothers.  The USS MUSTIN is for Steve's US Ships GB.

The Spit is for Bish's Supermarine GB.

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

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:54 PM

Real G

 

 
keavdog

Digging the murder hornet!

 

 

Give us a kiss!  KissSurprise

 

 

 

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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Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 11, 2020 10:29 AM

Oh, oh all that cool stuff!!! 

Love that MiG-23 Joe!!! I remember buying the ancient ESCI kit back in the '80s as I wanted a 'modern' Soviet fighter. 

And that cool Dominican P-51/F-51 Lew- I love shark mouths!!!

 

And that murder hornet Real G- don't think I'd want one. If I saw that on the shelf every night it'd give me nightmares...  

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

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 11, 2020 11:26 AM

Not modeling related but a little fun- I picked up as a birthday present for myself the Arrow Complete Gamera Collection due my obsession with titanic terrapins: 

All the original silly but fun kiddie movies from the '60s and '70s. They're all cleaned-up and enhanced for Blu-Ray. Plus commentaries. 

The excellent '90s films- the best Kaiju movies I've ever seen. Yes, they're better than Godzilla. 

And 'Gamera The Brave' the most recent film. 

Plus a series of Gamera comic books- hardbound. 

And a booklet of background/extras on all the films. 

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

 

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, September 11, 2020 5:18 PM

Gamera

And that cool Dominican P-51/F-51 Lew- I love shark mouths!!!

 

Gamera,

I like shark mouthed aircraft too.  There are three on this sheet Bolivia,Cuba, and the Dominican Republic.  Aztec Decals is coming out with a couple of sets for Central a South American Mustangs and there are several shark mouthed aircraft on them.  I hope they're not the same as the Armycast sheet.  Cool movies.

 

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

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, September 12, 2020 10:43 AM

Love the Burke and Spit Buddy.

Gam, you crack me up.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:31 AM

Buddy - you'll love that Spit!  

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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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:38 AM

Looks like your weekend is set Gamera. 

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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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:39 AM

Picked this oldie up yesterday. Decals still look new. 

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
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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, September 12, 2020 1:13 PM

Mopar Madness

Picked this oldie up yesterday. Decals still look new. 

 

Nice!

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, September 12, 2020 2:43 PM

I remember seeing these and the Big, Bad, and Beautiful series collecting dust on Walmart shelves. Knowing what I know now, I wish I would have picked them up and held on to them. Some of these Monogram B-52's are selling for well over $100 on the secondary markets. 

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
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Saturday, September 12, 2020 9:03 PM

Mopar Madness

Picked this oldie up yesterday. Decals still look new. 

 

Where did you find that?  That's a cool kit.  Regarding the Spit that you and Steve said I'd like, I hope that's true because there's a shark mouthed Aussie bird and a colorful US bird that had been turned into a squadron hack after they converted to Mustangs that I want to build.

 

 

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

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:31 AM

Wow, Chad. What a score. I would have been all over that.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, September 13, 2020 7:42 PM

Lol, I've been watching turtle movies all week....

Chad: That looks cool! I remember those kits back in K-Mart when I was somewhat younger. Never thought they've be valuable... Never bought them since I never had the room for them. Hope you'll build them and post them here.

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

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, September 14, 2020 3:44 PM

Lew, Chad, those are some great scores! I’m really loving that B-52. I remember seeing that BUFF at Edwards years ago...

Well, I finally have some acquisitions besides supplies worth posting. The other day this finally arrived. Purchased in early July from a vendor in Korea and free shipping, but man was that slow... but then again so is my building pace...

 

 

Now my basic 1/35 M60 tank family is complete....

 

Then this from a seller on eBay who I think buys kits then parts them out, the tracks are from a JGSDF Type 89 SPAAG, basicly their equivelant of a Gepard. But that system is built on a Type 74 hull, so they will work on my Type 74 tank kit. I don’t trust the gluable rubber band tracks and Model Kasten replacements are VERY pricey. 

 

 

and lastly I picked up this decal set for my F6F-5 kit. I don’t care for the kit markings. The selling point was marking for a Hellcat flying off USS Enterprise during early 1945. But I need to research what I would need to do for a -5N conversion now.

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by falconmod on Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:32 AM

Just helping out one of my local LHS.  Plus it's my favorite sports car, wish I had a real one.

John

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

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 Harrier

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    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:44 PM

Nice additions folks. I'm likin' 'em.

A few new additions myself. Loved finally getting the Tamiya Ford Mustang GT4.

"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: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:46 PM

Nice haul!  I have the mustang and the motorcraft decal set.  Like the Frank as well

Thanks,

John

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

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    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:04 PM

Nice hauls guys!

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

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:17 PM

keavdog

Nice haul!  I have the mustang and the motorcraft decal set.  Like the Frank as well

 

I considered ordering another decal set but, I believe I'm going to use the kit set and just paint the car in an entirely different color.

 

"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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    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Friday, September 18, 2020 4:04 AM

Hi Lewbud. There was a bloke name of Clive Caldwell who flew with the squadron represented by your Spit. He was Australia's highest scoring ace in WWII and got himself into a spot of bother flying grog into U.S.A.F. bases in drop tanks and selling it. A least thats how the story goes.........

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 18, 2020 9:58 AM

Oh those are cool! Really like the Academy M60A2 SP. Got to see a local museum drive a 'starship' over an old car a few years ago! 

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

 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, September 18, 2020 10:39 AM

I like them all Joe,  especially the Flogger and Frank.

The Flogger always reminded me of a missile with the wings lolded. I've read that the Frank, with a tune up and good fuel, could out perform the Mustang.

I want to get a Tamiya 1/29 GT

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, September 18, 2020 3:19 PM

I'm glad to see everybody's filling their stash with beautiful plastic!

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
    January 2015
Posted by PFJN on Saturday, September 26, 2020 9:00 PM

Hi,

Here are a couple kits that I picked up off eBay recently.

Pat

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1st Group BuildSP

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:08 PM

So much goodness here - love to see the new aquisitions.  I've been poking around for a while for a good Fagot and I found this one online for a pretty good deal.  I'll line this Fagot up against my Sabre for a side by side

Thanks,

John

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

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    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, September 26, 2020 11:53 PM

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