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  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, October 23, 2020 7:04 PM

Got to love the approach and departure angles on that jeep/rat rod/t bucket.  That will be a nice little project.

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, October 24, 2020 11:03 AM

What fun John!

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    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Saturday, October 24, 2020 6:07 PM

That will be a cool build John!

Got some new stuff in.  The first is a PE set for the Jet Provost that I got in last year's Secret Santa Build.  I remember thinking that a pe set would really spruce up the cockpit when I built the Vampire, so I finally pulled the trigger and bought one for the Jet Provost.

The next acquisition came about as a result of a late night I wonder if they make decals for this?  Earlier I posted a pic of the F11F I bought a couple of weeks ago.  It turns out that the squadron in the kit VF-156, became VF-111 The Sundowners. Earlier this week, I got the bright idea to see if decals were available for all the aircraft flown by VF-111. It turns out that the answer is all but one.  It turns out that VF-111 started out in WWII as VF-11 flying Wildcats and then Hellcats.  After the war (1946), it was redesignated VF-11A and flew the Bearcat.  In 1948, VF-11A was redesignated VF-111 and switched to the F9F Panther. It would fly the Panther, Cougar, and FJ-3 Fury before being decommissioned in 1959.  On 20 January 1959 VF-156 became VF-111 the day after the original squadron was decommissioned.  The reconstituted VF-111 would fly the F11F Tiger, F-8 Crusader, F-4 Phantom, and F-14 Tomcat before being disestablished once again on 31 March 1995.  In November 2006, VFC-13 became VFC-111 and flies the F-5N in an adversary role.  My first purchase for this collection is a set from Starfighter decals for a F8F flown by VF-11A.  I have decals on the way for a Wildcat, Hellcat, Panther, and Phantom on the way. I had the decals for the Crusader and Tomcat in my stash.  I've found decals for the FJ-3 (Sword actually made a version of their -3 Fury with the appropriate markings, but it is unobtanium at the moment) and F-5N.  The only one unaccounted for the Cougar, but I may be able to make them as they look fairly simple.

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

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    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:19 PM

Got these from the mailbox yesterday. 

Decals for VF-11

VF-111

Have decals for the FJ-3 and F-5N on the way.

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

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 6:17 PM

Nice decals lewbud.  Don't think I've seen a fin flash on us aircraft before.

Got another project going:  

 

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 Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:46 PM

John,

It's actually a Fleet Air Arm Martlet flown by Lt. Dennis Mayvore Jeran RN off HMS Formidable during Operation Torch.  That's the good and bad thing about decal sheets, there are now two more Wildcats that I want to build, this is one of them.  I normally wouldn't want to but the US insignia on a FAA bird is intriguing.  I remember seeing your Challenger at the Garlits Museum in 2012.  I thought I had a picture, but I think it's on one of my dead puters.  If you get a chance, the Garlits Museum is worth the trip.  Here's a link to my 2007 trip if you're interested.

https://public.fotki.com/lewbud/garlits-museum-ptii/

https://public.fotki.com/lewbud/garlits-museum/

 

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

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:20 PM

Fantastic museum - thanks for the pics.  I'll have to put that one on the bucket list.  There's a ford museum in Tooele, UT at what used to be the Miller Motorsports Park - got new name/owners.  Only place in the world where they have all versions of the GT 40 and the le mans wining cars.  Lot's of special cars there.

Thanks,

John

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, October 29, 2020 3:20 AM

lewbud

John,

It's actually a Fleet Air Arm Martlet flown by Lt. Dennis Mayvore Jeran RN off HMS Formidable during Operation Torch.  That's the good and bad thing about decal sheets, there are now two more Wildcats that I want to build, this is one of them.  I normally wouldn't want to but the US insignia on a FAA bird is intriguing.  I remember seeing your Challenger at the Garlits Museum in 2012.  I thought I had a picture, but I think it's on one of my dead puters.  If you get a chance, the Garlits Museum is worth the trip.  Here's a link to my 2007 trip if you're interested.

https://public.fotki.com/lewbud/garlits-museum-ptii/

https://public.fotki.com/lewbud/garlits-museum/

 

 

I know what you mean about the decal sets. After i got the HD Decals for a Bf 109G nightfighter, i had to buy another 109 as there was another aircraft i wanted to do. The only thing i don't like about AM decals is you pay a lot of money and often only use one set of markings, so when you can its nice to make the most of them.

That same martlet is included in the 72nd Airfix boxing. I thought that was odd when i first saw it with the Star on. I think it was just the standard marking for the operation, like the British armour with the Stars applied in NW Europe.

“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?”

  • Member since
    September 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:46 AM

Picked the subaru up at HL for 40% yes it was a impulse buy and the Twin otter at my LHS because of a posting down in the airliners section.  you get a lot of parts in the otter box for $20.  looking at draw decals for AM decals for it.

John

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

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 Harrier

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:29 AM

Wow a brat!   I need to pickup an otter.  I like the Manx airline one posted recently. 

Thanks,

John

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

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, October 30, 2020 5:44 PM

This came in yesterday:

It's a gigantic skim board from the Gundam universe.  Crazy-impractical, but hey, it's from a series featuring 60 foot tall mechs in space!

I assembled the major components without pressing them fully together to see how big it was, then stuck an in-scale toy on it.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Saturday, October 31, 2020 3:53 AM

That's pretty cool Real G!

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

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, October 31, 2020 8:45 AM

Wasn't expecting to add anything else to the stash this year. But in Sept i came across somthing i just could not pass up. One of my 2 holy grail kits is the Cyber Hobby 251/23, i have been after this kit for about 10 years. Then i saw one for sale on scalemates and the guy wanted jst under £50 for it, but he is in Canada. So i messaged him and after a few weeks he came back with a postage price then sent if off jst over a week ago, and its now arrived.

The postage bumped it up to £80 and then the HMRC slapped a customs charge on it which brought it up to almost 100. So its now the most i have ever paid for a kit but worth every penny. And certainly better than the 150+ i have seen on the odd occasion one is on e-bay. But it won't be joining the rest of the stash in the shed, it will stay up in my model room where i can keep it safe.

Now, if somone would do a 1/72nd Ju 87C, i can die a happy man.

“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?”

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, October 31, 2020 9:35 AM

That is a rare find indeed.  I sold one from my stash on EBay a couple years ago for $120 USD! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya JSU-152

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, October 31, 2020 1:42 PM

your not kidding Chad. I have seen a couple of others on e-bay at unde £100 bt they have been sold by the time i saw them. There was one in the US that came up a few times for about 170, but i thougt that was to much and not seen that for a while. Now i don't have to worry, just need to decide what scheme and Div i will assign it to.

“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?”

  • Member since
    September 2004
  • From: Denver
Posted by tankboy51 on Saturday, October 31, 2020 9:55 PM

I got one of those when it came out, oh those many years ago.  I think it cost me $40 or so, I can't remember.  I think I'll keep it around, or build it.  I have built so many of those 251 beasts.  A few months ago, our new kitty cat pawed off the nebelwerfers of one of my kits.  Not a big deal.  Nothing broken.

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 1, 2020 2:45 AM

I got the CH white box /2 when it first came out, think i paid about £40 for it, but somehow missed this one which came out the same year.

You can't have enough 251's.

“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?”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 2, 2020 4:28 PM

Ohhhhhhhhh cool stuff again guys!!

Real G: Love the giant Boogie Board!

Bish: Congrads on the new 251!!!

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

 

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:18 PM

Need the chasis for my slammed jeep project - also lots of cool parts!

 

Thanks,

John

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

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, November 9, 2020 12:35 PM

Been looking for this one for a while and it popped up on ebay for a decent price.  Built it a long time ago

Thanks,

John

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

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, November 9, 2020 1:29 PM

I never knew Revell made one of those. Thats really cool!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya JSU-152

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Friday, November 13, 2020 10:20 AM

These goodies came in this week.  The first is a Detail&Scale book on the FJ Fury.  I don't know why this particular aircraft has piqued my interest, but it has for some reason.

The next is a Nunu 1/24 Porsche 935 K3.  This is the LeMans winner, but plans are it to become the Interscope 0 935.

The last is this Eduard 1/72 L-29 Delfin. Yes Steve, it will be the Tiger Meet markings.Big Smile  When I opened up the kit, I was surprised at how small the aircraft actually is.

 

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

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, November 13, 2020 8:22 PM

keavdog

Need the chasis for my slammed jeep project - also lots of cool parts!

 

 

Oh, I like this alot. I am going to have to look out for one of these.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, November 14, 2020 8:58 AM

Buddy, I love that 935. That was always my favorite. I see Tamiya has recently released their 1/12 935.  Maybe if I win the lottery I can buy it.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya JSU-152

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Saturday, November 14, 2020 2:17 PM

Chad,

You should check out the Aoshima/Beemax/Nunu 935 K2 and K3 kits.  I just opened mine and it is very nice.  I had planned to use the kit to build this car, but it's a K2, not a K3.

(I took this at Rennsport III at Daytona in 2007.  Best roadtrip I've taken so far.)  I just ordered a K2 from HLJ.  It's out of stock at the moment, but they get new stock in fairly quickly.  The kit scheme is kind of plain, but the car's history, not to mention it's owners, is quite colorful. 

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

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    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:13 AM

I got this from MegaHobby. Lifecolor perfect metal set. 

I need to test this stuff, maybe on a 1/48 F-86D... and we will see . I do miss SnJ spray metal.

 

Nick.

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:45 AM

A bit off the mainstream path, but cool nevertheless:

A bit small at just under 13 inches (330 mm for you metrc folk), but detail is nice.

Okay, this is kind of nutty.

These are tiny in-scale fighters that you have to scrape off a slab of plastic, then use included wallpaper decals to finish them off!  I don't bother with those scrape off bolts that some armor kits come with either, as this is waaaaay beyond my skill set!

Oh yeah, a bit of explanation.  This is an Earth battleship Cordoba from the 1980s Japanese anime "Crusher Joe".  That space shuttle like thing on the boxart is Joe's personal craft the Minerva, of which Hasegawa also makes a kit of.  The anime sprang from a comic, and featured a theatrical movie as well as a video series.  For those like me that love 1980s anime "hardware shows", this was just about as cool as it got.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:05 PM

Those tiny shave off fighters are insane! Are they supposed to be glued onto a deck? Or perhaps to the tip of some ultra fine wire to simulate launch or flight?

 

I have actually been buying some stuff over the past couple months besides paints and supplies. Really they’re all just things to enhance builds. I just hadn’t bothered to take any pics until now.

 

First up I picked up some tracks for a couple of Red Army heavy tanks in my stash. These will look far better than the stiff vinyl tracks that the kits have.

 

 

 

And some more outstanding Miniart tank crew figures. I have plenty of builds that can use these, not mention yet to be built projects.

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 1:00 PM

Crown... Please let us know how that NMF set works out. Interested in that.

 

Just got notified that my 1/20 Jeep Cherokee body shell has shipped from Shapeways.  Planning on using the old Lindberg Grand Cherokee kit as the donor for almost all the rest. Will have to scratch the rear suspension since the Grand uses coils and links instead of leaves.  Planning on a camo scheme like my daily driver.

Also trying to find a 1/20, or 80-90mm WWII dogface to create a vignette of the old Mauldin cartoon of a jeep being put down after breaking the front axle.  Using the old Mitsuwa kit.

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    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:21 PM

RealG,

I didn't know that they had more Crusher Joe kits.  FSM did an inbox review video of the Minerva a few months ago. I keep forgetting to add one of the fighters to an HLJ order.  That's going to be a cool build.

Bish, 

Nice add ons for your builds.

Crown,

I with Goldhammer, let us know how it works out.

Goldhammer,

Looking forward to your Jeep build.

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

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