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  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, September 12, 2021 11:46 AM

Stik, nice score on the decals. Now I want to build my M1.

GAF, wow!! What a score. Even though I have the B-29, for $60 I would have two. Such a lucky find on all those.

GH, you are truly a great guy for that gift to Steve. NICE!!

Joe, that is a great haul. I really like that Fine Molds kit. 

BK

Dream room complete!! BalloonsBeer

On the bench: Trumpeter 1/35 Su-152, Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew

On Deck: Accurate Minataures 1/48 P-51C "Boise Bee", Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, September 12, 2021 5:50 PM

Steve: Nice kit and props to you GH for your generosity! 

SH: Nice!!! Love the M26 decals too!\

Gary: Great selection of kits and decals there too! Funny about their raffle system, our club has categories like aircraft, armour, auto etc. Of course this doesn't help you not to get a modern jet if you only want WW2 aircraft but it will help you not to get a Sherman or '57 Chevy if you enter aircraft only. Except the time Bob dumped the box out by accident and all our tickets got mixed up... Stick out tongue 

Joe: Great kits there! And the dio book is cool, looking forward to seeing what you do with it! 

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

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Sunday, September 12, 2021 5:52 PM

Of course I'm serious!  If you say so...  Big Smile

I've not been so sure since my stroke last year, which left me a little less serious about things.  PM sent!  Big Smile  I'll get it in the mail this week.  A belated birthday present!

Actually, I've decided to get rid of the Academy F-16 also.  If anyone wants it or the Fujimi F-4N speak up!

BrandonK> Yep, I agree on the B-29.  The fact of the matter is he had 3 of them for that price!  However, I realized I would be lucky to finish the one I had and find ROOM for it.

Gary

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, September 12, 2021 7:32 PM

Well shoot,  if no one else wants them, I'll take them as well Big Smile

Just sayin.

Nice pick-ups Joe.

I really like Japanese..... "paper planes"?

I mean, they're not tigers. 

There is a Steve believe it or not. Neat looking plane of course Big Smile

 

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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GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Sunday, September 12, 2021 8:41 PM

You're more than welcome to them.  I know they're more likely to be finished in your hands than mine. 

I looked up reviews on the ICM Konigstiger.  It's good, but they listed it as a "beginners" kit because of the lack of interior and the rubber treads.  As for the Academy F-16 look for gaps in the wings.

I'll get them out just as soon as I find a box.

Gary

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:55 PM

Just in from Jolly Olde:

The Corsair decals are for the Memorial GB, the Pucara PE is for the Falklands GB.  Any pointers for Print Scale decals, quality-wise?

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:58 PM

Looking forward to your Pucara build.  I was just looking over my kit last night - trying to decide if I really want to paint it in that odd scheme.  Also trying to locate the Hataka paints.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 6:34 PM

Keavdog,

I'm not a fan of the faded green/brown look either, but that's what they looked like during the Falklands War so I'm gonna go with it.  I had read that the Pucaras were originally in natural metal, but were hastily camouflaged when the balloon went up.  Also, the ailerons and elevators were supposedly left unpainted to retain their balance, and the "Fuerza Aerea Argentina" on the nose was painted around to leave them legible.  Some have commented that the Puacara is not very attractive, but I find it rather handsome.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 11:58 PM

Nice decals Neal. Those are going to look right sharp. I find the Pucara to be a cool looking aircraft and I look forward to seeing your build.

I just scored this on a FB auction for $28. Came with resin seats, mud flaps, tail wheel and 2 different nose options.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
    June 2017
Posted by Chemteacher on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 9:10 AM

Hell of a score there. 

On the bench: Revell-USS Arizona; Revell 1/25th Kenworth

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 9:17 AM

I hear that's a nice kit Joe. Of course almost anything Tamiya is a good kit.

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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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 11:18 AM

Real G: Very cool, I love a camoed Corsair.

Joe: Beautiful kit of a beautiful plane! And for 28 bucks with the extras- you made out like a bandit sir! 

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 1:36 PM

For a while i have been taking an interest in WW2 FAA aircraft, many of which are of US origin. Finally got around to buying one, and my first Sword kit. Looks wel detailed, certainly better than the Academy kit i built a few years ago.

Been wanting to get some SCW kits, so the Brengun Hs 126 was a must have.

And some 35th armour. Hobby Boss boxing of the tristar 38(t) with interior.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 1:41 PM

Never built a Sword and never heard of Brengun. Those should be intresting. I've always liked the 38(t)

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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  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 2:08 PM

Joe, that Mossie should be a real beauty once it's all finished!

Bish, I do like that 38t the most of your three scores. But the Braille Scale aircraft look nice too!

For me, over the past week or so, the mailman has brought a bunch of goodies for my 1/48 wingy thingies…

 

first up, some decals for that FJ-2 Fury I picked up last month. I like the VMF-235 markings

 

 

then I picked up a good deal on this Eduard PE set for the Revell Foxbat in my stash… there are actually four frets of PE in the package, and they fix many of the kits external shortfalls

 

 

Then I made a couple of Mig kit scores…

 

This one will need some help, but I’ve seen it built up nicely online, so it can be  done

 

 

and then this one…

 

 

Now I just need my building muse to return…

 

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 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 2:10 PM

Geez guys, slow down! I need time to catch up!  Beer

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 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 3:15 PM

modelcrazy

Never build a Sword and never heard of Brengun. Those should be intresting. I've always liked the 38(t)

 

Brengun are a Cezch company, same label as hauler. I first came across Brengun over 10 years ago when they just did ground equipment, wheel chocks, ladder sets etc. Their first 72nd plastic kit was in 2012, a Natter, and they have ben producing more since. I liked their dio accessories so i had no doubts about geting one of their Hawker Typhoon kits a few years back and the same with this one. Not built one yet but i hope to soon. This is their website.

http://www.brengun.cz/

 

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 4:54 PM

lots of good stuff..

Ive been waiting for this and now its here.

looks like a real nice kit

 

Nick.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 5:20 PM

Nice Crown!  I've got their 747-8 in the stash - looks like a nice kit.  I did the Minicraft 757 - One of my favorite airliners

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 5:34 PM

Awesome kitage John. I got their 787 in the stash. I keep eyeballing it.

Stick, woah Haus. You must be mainlineing your paycheck straight to the hobby shops Big Smile

I really like modern Russian gear. I'm going to have to slow the bus down myself and just purchase AM. I have a few more kits coming in then I'll have to restrict my self to bling.

I was seriously looking at my stash and do believe I can get most of what I've got completed in the next 10 to 15 years. 

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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  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, September 16, 2021 7:29 AM

Bish, Glad to see you finally picked up one the Sword Avengers. Seems our initial impressions are similar. It will be a dandy once given your treatment.

Stik, Impressive additions. Well done.

Crown, Although I've never built an airliner and it's not in my realm of interest I've always liked to see what folks build and the quality of kits available. Nice addition my friend.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Thursday, September 16, 2021 9:21 AM

   Hi Stik, that Mig-31 was one of the few kits my mother found for me at a garage sale, she tried but most of the time I just smiled and said thank you...not so much with the 31. It is beyond my skills however it prompted me to buy the HobbyBoss offering, it is on my shelf.....it will be built....someday. The Mig-29 will build into a fine kit with alittle love.

    Huge fan of airliners and will probably aquire a 757 for my stash.

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, September 16, 2021 11:39 AM

Oh wow!

Bish: Those are cool! Love the Panzer-38t. Complete interior though- wow! In 1/35th the whole friggin' tank is about the size of a bar of soap- so that should be some fine work in there!

SP: Nice!!!! Love the looks of late Cold War/modern Soviet/Russian warplanes.

Nick: Very cool too! Never built an airliner. Like a civvie car they have to be so shiney and clean- I'm not good at clean! One day I want to build an airliner with Dan D.B. Cooper jumping out the back though!

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Thursday, September 16, 2021 4:34 PM

I'm a sucker for a Subaru Impreza WRC Rally Car. So on it's way a bargain from ebay by Airfix. I have made a set of bonnet lamps but if the bonnet shape has changed across the Impreza model numbers over the years I'll make some more!

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Thursday, September 16, 2021 7:39 PM

Just got two 1/350, 40 foot utility boats and a 40 foot personnel boat. The personnel boat will be an Admirals barge, and the 36 footer that comes with the kit will be the Captain's gig for my modernized Alaska classer.

Of course with the new boats, I'll probably keep at least one B&A Crane. It will probably get relocated though.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Thursday, September 16, 2021 11:52 PM

I just went in to buy a jar of paint...

At 30 bucks it was a good deal. Certainly better then 30 bucks kit from Sprue Bros plus 50 bucks in shipping!!!

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, September 19, 2021 9:11 AM

Nice additions folks.

Pat, I really like the Impreza. That ought to be one sharp looking build.

Castelnuovo, Nice add.

Scored this on FB auction for $45. One of those "Just throw out a bid and see if it sticks" deals.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, September 19, 2021 6:29 PM

Those are cool guys! Really like the P-38 Joe and the Grizzly CN! 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, September 19, 2021 6:49 PM

Nice rally car Pat.  And an interesting vehicle CN.  Joe you stole that!  Great deal

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Monday, September 20, 2021 12:00 PM

JOE RIX
Scored this on FB auction for $45. One of those "Just throw out a bid and see if it sticks" deals.

Very nice catch - congratulations!  I had some lucky finds myself lately - 

The Lancasters were both on next year's "to buy" list, but I saw these at prices it would have been silly to pass up - The BIII was £24, ($34) as opposed to a more usual £32 - £38  ($45 - $53), the Dambusters' special was £30, ($42), more usually about £40 ($56).  BargainBig Smile

I have a sort of background project, building main British armour types in 1/35.  I'd resigned myself to knowing the Centurion Mk 5/2 was available, but just too expensive (£50/$70 or more), so I'd given up on buying one, but found this on e-bay for £32/$45 - happy days!  It doesn't come with the canvas gun mantlet cover, which is really a Centurion feature, so I got a DEF Models resin one.  I haven't used one of those before, so I might need some advice when the time comes.

NB - all Sterling/dollar conversions are VERY rough-and ready, do not embark on major purchases based on them!

Happy shopping, everyoneBig Smile

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

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

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