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  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:41 AM

Real G

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.

 

Your stash and "mainstream" just doesn't seem........

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:42 AM

tempestjohnny

Your stash and "mainstream" just doesn't seem........

Yes Tempestjohnny, it is a hobby that dwells within my hobby.  Stick out tongue

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 3:43 PM

Real G
a hobby that dwells within my hobby

Is a dark secret emerging?Surprise

I've been a good boy for the last few months, and bought very little other than a few paints, masks etc.  But I like the look of Airfix' forthcoming Beaufort, and thought it would be nice to have the "trilogy", as it were i.e. the Beaufighter (already in the stash) and the Blenheim.  So I found a Blenheim at a good price on ebay, and it's on its way now.

While going through some old boxes recently, I found the upper wing of a 1/72 SBC4 Helldiver (Matchbox kit) from about 40 years ago, still wearing its paint & decals.  I remember building the model, but have no idea what happened to the rest of it.  So, I found a "new" one (ebay again), and it arrived today.  It has the shop's original 1979-ish price on it - 74 pence! - it's enough to make you weepCrying.  The wing will be put back where it belongs.

And, whilst I was browsing the interweb, I chanced upon a Revell 1/144 Su-27 (guess where!) and bought it, just on impulse.  In 1991 I saw what I think was the first display in the West by the Russian Knights aerobatic display team, at the RAF Finningley airshow, and was very impressed indeed.  I will try to find the appropriate decals, if there are any in this scale.  If not. it'll be as per the kit scheme, it'll still look good.

Right, that's my lot until after Christmas!  Happy stash-building, everyone!

 

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

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:38 AM

Hutch6390
 
Real G
a hobby that dwells within my hobby

Is a dark secret emerging?Surprise

Nah, I just have styrene ADHD.  I do draw the line at those Japanese toilet kits though - one must have some standards!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:31 PM

Oh wow,  I step away for a little bit and now all this!!!

G: That's cool!!! I've heard of 'Crusher Joe' but never seen any of the anime. Very neat though. Those tiny fighters are insane. I think I'd just paint them instead of trying to use the decals though.

Stikpusher: Love me some KV tanks!!! Funny, it's one I don't have in the stash. Maybe I should pick up a KV-I or KV-85 for myself for Christmas.

Hutch: That's cool! I ought to try to dig something out of the spare parts box and rebuild it with the aid of a new kit...

And for me... I've been on vacation/holiday and managed to find a hobby shop...

VIVE LA FRANCE!!!

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

 

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Posted by rcguy on Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:25 PM

Can't seem to post photos??

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:32 PM

rcguy

Can't seem to post photos??

 

see this thread

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/feedback_help_and_testing/f/22/t/186686.aspx

 

Thanks,

John

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

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, November 21, 2020 7:04 AM
Here’s what I’ve picked up in October and this month.
It was my birthday last month and I got the Meng Char 2C and Dragon Saladin.
 
Found this interesting figure set from ICM that I just had to have because it’s so different.
 
This little Polish Tankette was an impulse buy on eBay and I’m glad I got it. It’s tiny in 1/35 scale and comes with a complete interior!
 
Had some business to attend to in the Phoenix area Wednesday and dropped by Andy’s Hobby Headquarters. Before going I’d already decided to buy a Merkava and Centurion if he had both of them and he did.     

 
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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 21, 2020 11:36 PM

Oooo I love the Merkava and Centurion GS.

 

This came in to day.

This is the size next to my 1/72 Zero

I got this a couple weeks ago for my upcoming B-day

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 23, 2020 11:50 AM

Love those! Esp the Yamato turret Steve and the Chernobyl figures Greysnake! 

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

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, November 23, 2020 12:40 PM

Good Heavens!

         I would like to see the same done for the Iowa Class Battleships. Imagine having them BOTH on display on a shelf! Yup, That is a Big Gun model for sure. Got the "Walrus. I have collected Floaty Planes for years of all kinds.

        

  • Member since
    February 2011
Posted by knox on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:42 PM

Received from Sprue Brothers this afternoon.  Another 109 for a group build I’m excited about.  It will be my first one.  I also can’t have too many Phantoms.   

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:34 AM

Steve,

The Yamato turret is cool.  

Knox,

Love the Sundowner Phantom.

Here's the first of my latest acquisitions for my P-51's of the world collection.  I have most of these countries already, but these sheets provide some very colorful examples.

This set contains markings for 18 aircraft, but gives you enough to do maybe 4 per side, depending on the national insignia needed.  This is the second set that I got from Aztec Models.  It contains markings for 16 aircraft from 4 different countries.

I already have these countries on other sheets, but these provide much more colorful examples.  Depending on the country, you get enough national insignia to do one, maybe two aircraft per country.  Included in this set is a set of masks for the paint schemes on the first and third Mustang, as well as the rudders of the various aircraft.  This is the final set.

There are seven sharkmouthed birds from the Dominican Republic and you get enough decals to do two, one with a red mouth and one with a black mouth.  You then get decals to do the one aircraft each from Nicaragua and Costa Rica.  If you have a 1/72 TF-51 conversion and some additional national insignia, you can do a sharkmouthed Nicaraguan aircraft as well.  As with the previous set, there is a set of masks that allow you to mask off the mouth areas, lightning bolts on the fuselages, and the leading edge of the vertical stabilizers on the DR Mustangs.  The rudder markings are also provided as masks rather than decals.  The mask set also provides numbers for the fuselage should you decide to paint them rather than use the included decals.  I don't know what the masks are made of, but they aren't like the kabuki tape you get from Eduard and feel like a slightly thicker version of Tamiya tape.  I'm looking forward to get a chance to use them.

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

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 7:03 AM
Just picked up the new 1/48 Airfix Spitfire XIV

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 11:58 AM

Oh those are cool Knox and TJ. But I friggin' love those P-51 decals Lewbud!!! Heart

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

 

  • Member since
    February 2011
Posted by knox on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 3:59 PM

Lewbud,  those P-51 decals are simply awesome. My heart actually sped up.  I will be looking forward to pictures of your planes.  It’s a great project.  

  • Member since
    June 2017
Posted by Chemteacher on Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:39 AM
Lewbud, love those ‘51 decals. The one in the SEA style camo looks really neat. Something different for sure.

On the bench: Revell-USS Arizona; Airfix 1/72 P-40B

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, November 27, 2020 12:38 PM

Black Friday purchases from Spruebrothers 20% off.Got the little Firefly to pair with the Tiger I built earlier this year.

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, November 27, 2020 2:12 PM

Dang it Tojo72,

I am SUCH a copycat!  But I have been on the lookout for the Meng Merkava, so...  Thanks!  Big Smile

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, November 27, 2020 2:21 PM

Real G

Dang it Tojo72,

I am SUCH a copycat!  But I have been on the lookout for the Meng Merkava, so...  Thanks!  Big Smile

 

The thing that got me was that the ball and chain armor were injection molded,easy to install and look decent

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, November 27, 2020 6:21 PM

Congrads Tojo, I have the Toon Firefly and the Mekava looks like a nice kit. Please let us know how the ball and chain armour works out.

I looked at the Sprue Brothers black Friday sale but I just counted up and I have about fifteen armour kits in various stages of completion. There is no way in hades I need to buy another... Embarrassed

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

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, November 28, 2020 8:15 AM

Hi There!

    "That Lambo is one of the Better renditions of that vehicle." That comment from a Lambo owning car collector friend of mine. BUT, Beware it's not for the beginner!

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, November 28, 2020 8:17 AM

Oh My-WAGA-WAGA, ME Wantum Pretty Decals too!

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, November 30, 2020 8:56 PM

These popped up after going MIA for two months, first being delivered to the wrong neighborhood, then arriving crushed flat and soaking wet.  Fortunately the kits were bagged in cellophane, so they escaped the worst of the moisture although the instruction sheets felt damp.  The decals were individually wrapped in their own cellophane baggies, so they were fine.  Unfortunately, the kit boxes were shipped "flat pack" style so they took a hit.

The first is the Horten Ho.IX, the unpowered proof of concept for the jet powered Ho-229.

Drats.

The second is the weird Edgley Optica, an observation plane that was only built in very limited numbers.

Double drats.

Overall, the Optica has cleaner moldings.  But the Horten's simple outer shape should make it a simple build.

Since the package was MIA for so long, who knows where it fell off the plane and sat on a wet tarmac before being stepped on.  So I ordered another Optica from a more secure source.  The Horten's smashed nose gear is easy enough to repair/replace.

At least I can put this attempt away in the Permanent Dead Project file:

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:39 AM

Oh those are cool G! 

Though it looks like they were left in the path of the Night Marchers... Whistling

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

 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:53 AM

Picked up for a decent price on Ebay

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:13 PM

Ohhhhhh cool Tojo! Being Tamiya I bet that builds like a dream!

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 3, 2020 9:44 PM

Here's my b-day present.

This outa be fun

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, December 3, 2020 9:53 PM

Happy Birthday brother!  Can't go wrong with Tamiya!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:44 PM

Ooooh, the GT looks nice.  I have the revell Germany race version.  
Tojo - that 262 looks great.  I 'need' one of those for the staah. 

Thanks,

John

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

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