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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, February 4, 2021 10:24 PM

Mail call - Giving Mission Models paint a try.  I haven't done a Japanese plane since I was 19 or so and realized I don't have the colors.  So after hearing some great things about this line of paint, I bought their entire Japanese color set.  I haven't had much luck with acrylics in the past, but I'm going to follow their program to the letter so we'll see.

Gloss Clear Coat MMA-006

Flat Clear Coat MMA-004

Thinner / Airbrush Cleaner 4oz MMA-003

Polyurethane Mix Additive 2oz MMA-001

Japanese J3 Hai-Iro Lt Grey ( Zero ) MMP-107

Japanese Q1 Anti Glare Blue Black Cowl WWII MMP-108

Japanese D1 Deep Green WWII ( IJN) MMP-112

Japanese Propeller Brown MMP-115

Aotaki Blue Green MMP-113

Japanese M3 Mitsubishi Interior Green WWII MMP-109

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, February 5, 2021 4:35 PM

Got the eduard pit set for the 1/48  RF4-C yesterday, and the brassin alq71's, along with the old Italeri RF4-C today.

Got a set of the old Fox One decals for it a couple days ago.  The designer of those bent over backwards to help out with those.

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 6, 2021 5:08 PM

Well lots of talk of Hurricanes, Typhoons, Tempests, etc. on another site where I'm active got me wondering how I could make my second Monogram Hawker Typhoon different from my last build, aside from armament (bomb racks or rocket rails) or backdating the kit into a car door type, and I remembered that for half of their wartime service career, they had a three bladed propellor, while the kit comes with the later four bladed type. So a bit of searching on eBay later, and I came up with this old KMC conversion set, which also included exhausts. And then I think somebody tossed a set of wheels in there as well, because those are not shown to be included in the set, but came in mine. I’m not complaining.

 

 

 

 

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 modelcrazy on Sunday, February 7, 2021 11:36 AM

The jury is still out on the Mission Models paint for me John.

I'd like to see thoses sets GH

Nice find Stick.

I received some items myself in the past few weeks.

First one that came in is a Williams Brothers Pratt and Whitney Wasp Jr. It's out of production so it cost more than it did while they were in producion but I got it for a friend of mine so it was worth it. It WAS still in the wrapper.

Next is the Tamiya 1/72 Boeing X-32. Gawdawful looking thing but I always wanted one.

Next was the 1/72 Special Hobby Short Sunderland Mk III. Nice looking kit and its big.

Then finally I got some resin AM for my little 1/72 Heller SBC-4 Helldiver. Cowl and engine and cockpit interior.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Central CT
Posted by xenon55 on Sunday, February 7, 2021 7:46 PM

keavdog

Mail call - Giving Mission Models paint a try.  I haven't done a Japanese plane since I was 19 or so and realized I don't have the colors.  So after hearing some great things about this line of paint, I bought their entire Japanese color set.  I haven't had much luck with acrylics in the past, but I'm going to follow their program to the letter so we'll see.

Gloss Clear Coat MMA-006

Flat Clear Coat MMA-004

Thinner / Airbrush Cleaner 4oz MMA-003

Polyurethane Mix Additive 2oz MMA-001

Japanese J3 Hai-Iro Lt Grey ( Zero ) MMP-107

Japanese Q1 Anti Glare Blue Black Cowl WWII MMP-108

Japanese D1 Deep Green WWII ( IJN) MMP-112

Japanese Propeller Brown MMP-115

Aotaki Blue Green MMP-113

Japanese M3 Mitsubishi Interior Green WWII MMP-109

 

Nice decals John. I haven't checked out Werner's Wings before even though I've seen them mentioned on the forum before. Maybe it's me, but I had a hard time finding the set you bought on their site.

I'm curious what you think of MMP. I almost bought some to use on the BF-109 I posted earlier, but decided to try Mr. Color instead. I still have a lot of different brands of paints I haven't tried yet. Not sure if you saw the fairly recent MMP thread in the paint section.

I tried posting this yesterday with a link to that thread, but kept getting the "403 forbidden" error.

What other forums are you guys on? I like the guys on this forum, but the "403" error is aggrevating.

Jay

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Friday, February 12, 2021 11:22 AM

modelcrazy
First one that came in is a Williams Brothers Pratt and Whitney Wasp Jr. It's out of production so it cost more than it did while they were in producion but I got it for a friend of mine so it was worth it. It WAS still in the wrapper.

I like the look of that Wasp engine.  When you say it WAS still in the wrapper. does that mean it's not now?Wink

I also like the Sunderland, and the resin for the SBC-4 looks pretty sharp.  The X-32, however... sorry, not my cup of tea.  Still, we're all different - I hope you enjoy it!

After a "sort of" moratorium on buying kits (since about November), I've been on a bit of a spree - 

The Harriers were both e-bay snags.  I didn't have any Harriers & have fond memories of building them as a lad, also of the real aircraft, which I saw many times.  Bish's recent builds convinced me I needed some!

The Churchill AVRE & Crocodile also came from e-bay, just because I like the Churchill tank.  The Spifire Vc - well, it's a Spitfire, who needs a reason?  I recently built Airfix's Hawk T1 for the Weekend Madness GB - I didn't meet the deadline, but I really enjoyed the kit, so I want to try another one, hence the Hawk 100.  The Ju88 was bought because I've always liked that aeroplane, but never built one, and I heard good things about this new Revell release.  I actually got it a little while ago, but I don't think I mentioned it here.  I haven't seen any build reviews of this kit yet - has anyone here got any comments on it?

I'm sure there was something elseHmm... oh, yes, the Tiffy!  I've been humming & ha-ing about buying this for the last year or so, but the £120 price tag put me off - that's about 3 times as much as I've ever paid for a kit.  But Jadlam were selling them for £95, and I had loyalty points worth another £12, so I got it for £83 (including delivery).  I seriously doubt I'll find it at a better price than that.  I've also ordered Brett Green's "how to" book, and a fabric harness, but I've no idea when they will arrive.  The harness is coming from the Czech Republic and, since Brexit, all imports from Europe seem to be bogged down in Customs & Excise paperwork that doesn't seem to apply to stuff from anywhere else in the world.

So, I think I'll let the credit card have a bit of a rest for a while.

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

 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, February 12, 2021 1:06 PM

Nice aditions there Hutch, glad to see i have inspired someone Wink. I still have 3 more of their Harriers in the stash, including that GR.1.

I got that same 88 last month after having the A-4 for a few years, they look like really nice kits and i have heard good things.

Now that Tiffy has to be a candidate for the Close air support GB.

I have bought a couple of things from EU countries this year, Germany and Poland, and have not noticed any major problems in delivery.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, February 12, 2021 1:26 PM

Scored these st Sam's.I have not seen these anywhere since March 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, February 12, 2021 2:03 PM

Hutch, yes, it was wraped but not anymore! Great scores, nice holiday from your hiatus Big Smile

Tojo, love the Lysol kit. Nice detail and it has a good fit. Wink

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Saturday, February 13, 2021 9:32 AM

    Glad to see your sense of humor is still intact TojoBig Smile,

      I also splurged on the Arfix Typhoon....man whatta kit, really didn't want to wait for a good friend to pass to receive one from his will. Dark yes but funny when put into context.

        Nice haul all you fellas.Yes

we're modelers it's what we do

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 13, 2021 12:54 PM

Hutch, that's a great haul!

 

Tony, are you gonna decant the Lysol for your airbrush? Wink

 

As for myself, I picked up this nice pair of tankers from Verlinden. What I really like about them is that they are not wearing leggings so they can work fine to be paired with Korean War or early Cold War tanks. Not sure what I’ll do with them yet.

 

 

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 Mopar Madness on Saturday, February 13, 2021 1:05 PM

Geez Tony, I haven't seen that stuff in months!

 

Stik - I see a diorama in your near future. 

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

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Saturday, February 13, 2021 1:39 PM

Lysol?  I've heard of people washing the sprues in warm soap and water, but never disinfecting them!  Never can be too safe!

I managed to snag this off Ebay.  It's something I've been wanting for a long time.

 

And also from Ebay, grabbed something for an upcoming GB.  An old kit, the D-558-2 Skyrocket.

Gary

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  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Saturday, February 13, 2021 3:56 PM

Bish
Nice aditions there Hutch, glad to see i have inspired someone

 

Yes, Bish, your Harriers certainly were inspirationalSmile - I hope I can do mine justice.

Bish
Now that Tiffy has to be a candidate for the Close air support GB.

On inspecting that huge kit and, given the rate at which I build, I doubt I'd get it finished in time - it's a monster!  As it happens, I've entered that GB with a Beaufighter (Airfix 1/72, Op Firedog), so I'm probably safer sticking to that.  However, I do plan a biggish build in the near future, and I think someone Whistling might be running a Supermarine/Vickers GB, so maybe the Valiant (Airfix again - yes, I know...) might emerge, blinking in the sunlight...once I get my bench cleared.

I had an e-mail from a model shop in Essex recently, saying they had a delivery of 2 pallets of kits that came with 114 A4 sheets of Customs paperwork.  Hopefully my harness will just come in the post, and avoid all that.

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

 

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  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Saturday, February 13, 2021 4:05 PM

That B-29 is huge, Gary - I think you and I are both going to need big shelvesSmile

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

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, February 13, 2021 4:11 PM

Hutch6390

 

 
Bish
Nice aditions there Hutch, glad to see i have inspired someone

 

 

Yes, Bish, your Harriers certainly were inspirationalSmile - I hope I can do mine justice.

 

 
Bish
Now that Tiffy has to be a candidate for the Close air support GB.

 

On inspecting that huge kit and, given the rate at which I build, I doubt I'd get it finished in time - it's a monster!  As it happens, I've entered that GB with a Beaufighter (Airfix 1/72, Op Firedog), so I'm probably safer sticking to that.  However, I do plan a biggish build in the near future, and I think someone Whistling might be running a Supermarine/Vickers GB, so maybe the Valiant (Airfix again - yes, I know...) might emerge, blinking in the sunlight...once I get my bench cleared.

I had an e-mail from a model shop in Essex recently, saying they had a delivery of 2 pallets of kits that came with 114 A4 sheets of Customs paperwork.  Hopefully my harness will just come in the post, and avoid all that.

 

Be nice to see that Valiant. I should be doing the Victor this year for the Falklands GB and i plan on getting the Vulcan but i have dithered on the Valiant. I guess if i have the other 2, i really should add it.

I know Hannants are still haveing issues with posting to the EU which i find odd given how easy i got my stuff in. I guess stores ordering in bulk from there have to jimp through a lot more hoops.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 13, 2021 7:16 PM

Chad, no diorama planned for the figures, perhaps more of a vignette.

GAF, great score! That's a big girl indeed! I do hope you have enough free space for it somewhere.

Well the postman brought this a few hours ago. Thank you John Eaton! I love the “painting guide for lozenge pattern camouflage” labeling... on such a large subject that’s gonna drive me crazy! But then again, I used to parachute out of perfectly good airplanes in the middle of the night, so I have screw loose upstairs somewhere...

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Saturday, February 13, 2021 10:35 PM

Hutch,

It's not a question of space.  It's a question of time!  I must admit that 1/24 scale Typhoon is a bit much for me!

 

Stick, love that Gotha!

Gary

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, February 14, 2021 12:29 PM

Nice stuff guys!

Stick I like those figures. It almost looks like they are hiding from a sniper. I also always wanted a Gotha. If you don't build it soon I'm thinking of doing a GB, maybe next year, maybe 2023 called Two many wings, two many tails. That would be a fit perfect.

Gary, I have really been wanting those old Monogram 1/48 bombers lately. Good memories.

 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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Posted by Keyserj on Sunday, February 14, 2021 6:13 PM

Really cool hauls guys!

have a couple kits that I picked up over the past few weeks. Planning on building both in their UN peacekeeper markings. 

Not really sure why my phone turned the pic sideways

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

On the bench:

1/35 Trumpeter m1132 ESV Stryker

1/35 Tamiya m113

                     

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, February 15, 2021 6:52 AM

Picked this up at my LHS,  looks very nice,  bought it because I saw someone did it in a diorama and it looked great.

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

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 AC-130, 1/72 JL-8

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 7:42 AM

keavdog

Mail call - Giving Mission Models paint a try.  I haven't done a Japanese plane since I was 19 or so and realized I don't have the colors.  So after hearing some great things about this line of paint, I bought their entire Japanese color set.  I haven't had much luck with acrylics in the past, but I'm going to follow their program to the letter so we'll see.

 

You really went all out,I stuck my toe in the water with a Sherman and a KT that I did.I enjoyed them,they spray a nice smooth tough coat.I benefited from some internet reviews and Missions own FAQ

Hope they work out.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 11:57 AM

Oh wow it's like 'go big or go home' week here!!! 

Awesome stuff guys!!! Heart

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

 

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 8:50 PM

Forgot I ordered this guy - If you have never seen the movie The Light Horsemen you may want to add it to you list.  Great cavalry charge.  This guy is one of the Australian Light Horse - there was another figure around, 90mm I think but I could never find it so I was please to find this one, though 54mm may test my eyes.  Nicely moulded.  From Tommy's War in the UK and they have a LOT of 54mm WWI subjects

 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:27 AM

Looks like a nice figure John, look forward to seeing that, would be nice to see more stuff like that on here.

I have heard of Tommy's war and see some of there figures at shows and clubs. Never done one myself though, will have to check them out.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:21 AM

I've already got the Airfix Buccaneer S.2C navy version, now the S.2B boxing has been released and arrived yesterday.

Going to be sticking to the wrap around scheme when i get to this one.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:14 AM

John: Very cool figure, nicely molded and a great dynamic pose. 

Bish: Nice add with the Buccaneer. 

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

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:46 PM

Bish I'm a sucker for a red box kit! I'll get this one in the stash one of these days. 

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
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:20 AM

As I said I've tried to slow down my kit purchases until I can get my stash under a little better control. 

Figures are accessories and don't count as kits though... Wink

Top four are for some 'Road Warrior' type dios I want to build whenever I get around to them. They're all by Yu Fan, which I only recently heard of, I'm really impressed by the quality and they're pretty cheap to boot. Check Ali Express and search for 'Resin Figure Model Kits' for more information. I've picked up stuff in both 1/35th armour scale and 1/24th auto scale from them. 

 The bottom two for a 'Red Dawn' type diorama. I'm no expert but their NBC gear looks like what I've seen of Soviet stuff I've seen online. And the weapons look like AK-47s. 

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

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:45 PM

They do have a Chernobyl type Soviet vibe.

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

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