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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, April 5, 2021 8:55 PM

Rattle can black sprays really nice.  Lots of semigloss used on the car models.   I like the gloss for an alclad base.  
I really like the Tamiya rattle can paints.  

Thanks,

John

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, April 5, 2021 9:00 PM

Hutch6390

 

 
tempestjohnny
Well got myself a new spray booth

 

Very nice - how long will it stay looking like that?Big Smile

 

I had a visit from the Kit Fairy recently -

I would have preferred a kit of a WWI British railway gun, but couldn't find one anywhere. Does anyone even make them?  So, I settled for this (actually, I've fancied one for ages).  As it was, I was lucky to get it (Kingkit had one), I don't think there was another one for sale in the UK, and it would have cost about £13 - £14 more if I'd ordered one from China, with a delivery date in June or July.  

 

I too would really like a early British rail gun.  I don't think I've ever seen one though.

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
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 2:43 AM

Yes stikpusher, I'll have to make sure I have nothing larger than 1/24 or 1/25 to photo!

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:59 AM

Hutch6390

 

 
tempestjohnny
Well got myself a new spray booth

 

Very nice - how long will it stay looking like that?Big Smile

 

 

Already got its first splatter

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 5:07 PM

So lately I have stumbled across a guy on eBay who sells decal sheets for a much more reasonable price than most are going for nowadays, so I have picked up a few sets.

 

For early A-10s: pre “Charcoal Lizard”

 

 

For the F-5A in my stash

 

 

And for the F-89D/H in my stash

 

 

I also finally came across a guy in France who makes the Matra Super 530 missile in 1/48... nobody makes them in AM, and unless you scavenge them from another kit, there are no options in 1/48 to get any... until now. These look to be 3-D printed and are not bad at all, especially the pair on the right. The left pair are a bit softly detailed at the tail fins.

 

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    December 2020
  • From: Kansas
Posted by DM1975 on Thursday, April 8, 2021 7:37 AM

Time to start my learnin' 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, April 8, 2021 7:42 AM

DM1975

Time to start my learnin' 

 

you've succumbed to the addiction 

 

  • Member since
    December 2020
  • From: Kansas
Posted by DM1975 on Thursday, April 8, 2021 7:51 AM
Yessir I have lol
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    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:16 AM

Stik, the markings for the F89 and, even more so, the F5 are really colourful, should look great.

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

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:58 AM

DM has started his journey... Wink

 

Hutch6390

Stik, the markings for the F89 and, even more so, the F5 are really colourful, should look great.

 

Thanks Hutch, they will be two very different looks. The F-89 in NMF, with flamboyant unit markings, while the F-5 will be in camo with bright unit markings.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    December 2020
  • From: Kansas
Posted by DM1975 on Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:44 PM

Well to add to the pile of research books my uncle who got me into modeling in the first place got me this for my birthday! It just showed up in the mail!

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, April 8, 2021 4:32 PM

Nice book DM! Those Osprey books are great for the amount of info that they pack into such a small book.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Thursday, April 8, 2021 5:14 PM

I've tried the new light box today and it's variable coloured backgrounds..

White is the standard background coloured which can be seen in the Auto's section-NUNU BMW M3 1991. These are the others..

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, April 8, 2021 5:25 PM

Now just use the cropping on your photo editor and you're doing great photos!

 

When I was a teenager and this kit came out, my friend got it, and I thought that it was a pretty cool build. It was much nicer than my Hawk 1/48 F-104 kits that I had at the time. I’ve bought other better F-104s since then, but have always wanted to try my hand on this one, so I keep scanning eBay from time to time. I put this one on my watch list, and a day or two later the seller sent me a 25% off offer, and who am mai to say no to such a deal.

 

 

Of course with shipping it cost far more than the original 1977 sticker price... ;)

 

 

I plan on building this as a G, since I already have a C built and another in my stash.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, April 8, 2021 6:31 PM

Nice Pat - may get one of those.  Blue looks the best to my eyes.

Stik - I need to add a 105 to my collection.

Saw one of these built recently (maybe here) and it sparked my interest as I have a budding 'fire fighting' collection.  Had no idea how big she is - looks like it's all there despite the box damage

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, April 8, 2021 7:33 PM

John that's a great addition! I remember those Revell boats like that one... the tug, Russian spy trawler, and a few others I think. It's been ages.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    July 2009
  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Back to the bench on Thursday, April 8, 2021 7:37 PM

Purchased this off of Ebay after watching a very interesting documentary. I have always wished I could see one of these amazing machines.

 

I have been wanting a good (and small) rotary tool for a very long time and took a gamble on this after reading about it on another forum.

I think that I am really going to like this little tool. It is capable of operating at low speeds and has a torque control circuit that maintains good torque at those low speeds. I don't have a dial indicator to check the runout on the shaft but everything seems precise and the bearings and motor are very quiet. As a quick first test I installed a ball end cutter and ground away about half of the thickness of a fairly thick piece of sprue. Even at low speeds I could apply quite a bit of pressure without the tool bogging down. To cover the other end of the spectrum I chucked up a #80 drill bit and drilled a hole through the same piece of sprue. The bit did not wonder at all and it had no trouble punching through. If it's durable I will be very happy with this purchase.

Gil
  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Friday, April 9, 2021 5:57 AM

I'm fascinated by seeing more and more modified Hot Wheels diecasts. They seem tiny to me so how are they done? I'll have to look on YouTube to see if they are any on video. So whilst shopping at Tesco's this morning I spotted this Porsche 914 in Safari form.

 

Ans at only £1.50 it won't break the bank!

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 9, 2021 11:49 AM

Great stuff guys! 

Pat & Gil: Congrads on the new tools, they make modeling so much easier. I really need to pick up a photo booth myself.

DM1975: As GMorrison said modeling is indeed an excuse to buy books. Wink

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 7:24 PM

I'd love to do a boeing clipper.  Nice score

So these took a long long time to get here from Russia but man are they cool

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:59 AM

I have seen those popping up on scalemates over the last couple of months John. be interesting to see how they look once applied.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, April 15, 2021 6:13 AM
John you definitely have to do a review on those

 

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    July 2009
  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Back to the bench on Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:10 PM

PatW
I'm fascinated by seeing more and more modified Hot Wheels diecasts. They seem tiny to me so how are they done?

Pat, here is one link for a website that is dedicated to that hobby. There is some pretty impressive work being done by those folks.

https://mycustomhotwheels.com/

Can we expect to see a Pat customized version of that 914 Big Smile

 

Gamera,

thanks for the congrats on the new tool. I must admit that I'm a tool junky, but I do try to use them all to justify my habit lol.

 

John,

here is a link to the documentary I mentioned if you are interested.

https://www.acrossthepacific.net/

I'll also post it in the Ready Room forum. The Pan Am Clippers have always fascinated me but the documentary helped me to understand what an amazing undertaking it really was.

Also those cockpit sets look truly amazing! Some very impressive technology available in our hobby these days!

 

Thanks to everyone posting their acquisitions, I really enjoy seeing the variety of interests and treasure finds!

Gil.

Gil
  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, April 16, 2021 6:20 AM

Just got a copy of this little beauty. Think I had one back i the day. Not sure what happened to it. I saw a few built up at the LHS back in the 90's.  I know it cannot compete with the Tamiya version; however, it's a great kit on its own and what an easy build. Not sure why Hasegawa missed the belly station but it should be a nice and ez build and look great on the shelf.

 

On the Bench:

  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D Done!
  • Italeri F-100D 1/72  Done!
  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, April 16, 2021 7:05 AM

cbaltrin

Just got a copy of this little beauty. Think I had one back i the day. Not sure what happened to it. I saw a few built up at the LHS back in the 90's.  I know it cannot compete with the Tamiya version; however, it's a great kit on its own and what an easy build. Not sure why Hasegawa missed the belly station but it should be a nice and ez build and look great on the shelf.

 

 

it's still a nice kit. Interior is bare bones but exterior is nice

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 16, 2021 7:32 AM

tempestjohnny

 

 
cbaltrin

Just got a copy of this little beauty. Think I had one back i the day. Not sure what happened to it. I saw a few built up at the LHS back in the 90's.  I know it cannot compete with the Tamiya version; however, it's a great kit on its own and what an easy build. Not sure why Hasegawa missed the belly station but it should be a nice and ez build and look great on the shelf.

 

 

 

 

it's still a nice kit. Interior is bare bones but exterior is nice

 

 

I think I built the same kit back in the '90s. Box was in English instead of Japanese but same artwork and same fighter on the cover (believe it's Major Glenn Eagleston's P-47). Great little kit, don't remember any issues in assembling it. 

 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, April 16, 2021 7:54 AM

Definately Eaglestons mount.  I was litteraly just looking for 1/48 decals last night after bumping into this pic of his plane at Hill AFB museum

http://fulltime-rv.blogspot.com/2011/09/hill-aerospace-museum-on-hill-afb.html

Nice one!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, April 16, 2021 8:11 AM

Silver plastic?, I don't have that kit but I have several of those old Hase boxings. Love those little guys. As was stated, not much in the way of interior detal and rased lines mostly, but still a fun build.

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/

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, April 16, 2021 4:07 PM

Saw this one relatively cheap and I don't have a B in the stash

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, April 17, 2021 7:01 AM

The LHS, like all none essential shops in England, has been closed since new year. It re-opened on Mon so i popped in today for a few essentials and decided it was time i picked up a Tonka. Finally picked up the Revell kit after waiting for Airfix to do a new tool.

I'll probably turn this into a GR.4 and pick up another at some point for the GR.1.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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