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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, July 08, 2017 3:46 PM

Ye, i am a bit. Well, i have been a good boy for over a year, only buying a couple of kits. Got another 3 on the way from Japan and possably another Harrier on e-bay during the week, then i will ease off until later in the year. There's a particular kit release due than i will not be passing up.

As for the room. Sort of, if i can squeeze then in to the few remaining nooks and crannies Big Smile

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, July 09, 2017 6:41 PM

Is that Shar a new tool kit Bish? I know you don't have to worry about it taking up much room once built, the Harrier is a small aircraft. Not much larger than some WWII fighters in length and wingspan about the same. Especially in 1/72.

Well yesterday I made a trip to the LHS and found just what I was hoping to find, a 1:48 PSP base. It was pre painted somewhat, but needs some additional weathering to look proper. 

So here it is with a nice freshly applied wet coat of Promodeler/Flory dark mud wash... just what I need for my recent F-86...

 

 

 

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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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, July 09, 2017 9:36 PM

I scored a pair of kits at a thrift shop on Friday. The Moebius Ironman Mark III for a $1.99 (no instructions) and an old Monogram B-26 Marauder medium bomber in 1/48th scale for $3.99. Earlier in the week, I found Revell's Kylo Ren command shuttle for $10.80 in the Hobby Lobby clearance aisle. Decent price that originally sold for around $30-40 retail.

I emailed Moebius for new instructions, but the customer service rep said he did not have it in any form and even if he did, some licensing matter would prevent him from distributing them.

I was able to find instructions for a different version of Ironman and will be able to construct the kit with those.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, July 10, 2017 12:08 AM

stikpusher

Is that Shar a new tool kit Bish? I know you don't have to worry about it taking up much room once built, the Harrier is a small aircraft. Not much larger than some WWII fighters in length and wingspan about the same. Especially in 1/72.

Well yesterday I made a trip to the LHS and found just what I was hoping to find, a 1:48 PSP base. It was pre painted somewhat, but needs some additional weathering to look proper. 

So here it is with a nice freshly applied wet coat of Promodeler/Flory dark mud wash... just what I need for my recent F-86...

 

 

 

Ye, all these Airfix Harriers are new tooled kits. I used to avoid Airfix at all costs, but have now got a liking for their new stiff.

Not sure what you mean by Shar?

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, July 10, 2017 12:50 AM

Shar is a nickname that I've heard for the Sea Harrier. Those new mold Airfix kits are pretty nice, aren't they? They sure stepped up their game in those kits.

 

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, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, July 10, 2017 4:16 AM

stikpusher

Shar is a nickname that I've heard for the Sea Harrier. Those new mold Airfix kits are pretty nice, aren't they? They sure stepped up their game in those kits.

 

Not heard of that one before, i i can see how it comes about. When i think of the Shar, i think of the tank.

Ye, they have really upped their game since being bought by Hornby in 2006. I have gone from avoiding them to looking forward to new releases. All the reviews are always positive. The RN Phantom will be a welcome addition in Sept.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

  • Member since
    July, 2016
  • From: Ohio
Posted by David2080 on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 5:45 PM

Been a busy couple of weeks...

Yesterday found an Esci F-16a for $3 at a flea market.  Found the Gamma Goat at Hobby Lobby for $16.99.

 

Also picked up the Tamiya Taiho aircraft carrier in 1/700, and the Prince of Wales, USS Texas and USS North Carolina all in 1/350.  Very excited about these.  Prince of Wales was a gift from my brother who flew into town for a visit

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    July, 2016
  • From: Ohio
Posted by David2080 on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 5:46 PM

Just picked up a 1/32 Hasagawa P-40E on ebay

 

 

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  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, July 13, 2017 8:00 PM

David2080

Been a busy couple of weeks...

Yesterday found an Esci F-16a for $3 at a flea market.  Found the Gamma Goat at Hobby Lobby for $16.99.

 

Also picked up the Tamiya Taiho aircraft carrier in 1/700, and the Prince of Wales, USS Texas and USS North Carolina all in 1/350.  Very excited about these.  Prince of Wales was a gift from my brother who flew into town for a visit

 

Nice finds! $3! Deal! Lol :)

- Mike Brindos

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  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, July 13, 2017 8:01 PM

David2080

Just picked up a 1/32 Hasagawa P-40E on ebay

 

 

 

I can't wait to see a WIP on this one. :D

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

  • Member since
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  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, July 13, 2017 8:21 PM

Don't anyone tell my wife, but I snuck off to the airport again today after work. 

This time I picked up something that in my opinion was worth far more than the $6 I happily paid for it.

This was one of the many kits I've seen so far that have notations in the instructions. Someone made some VERY detailed notes on how they had planned to build this kit. Even what he(?) had planned to scratch build!

That reference to FSM caught my eye right from the start! I think it would be a shame to let this information go to waste. I think I'll build it as the former owner had planned. :)

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, July 13, 2017 9:49 PM
Nice score Mike. It would be a shame to let all that research and thought go to waste.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/35 Italeri Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer
1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

In Que

1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, July 14, 2017 12:24 AM

I completely agree, MC. That looks like the kind of thing I would really enjoy! The kit actually looks pretty good. Engraved panel lines and tons of rivets all over it. Good enough to start with anyways. I think I even have a few parts I can use to improve some things without having to rebuild them completely.

I may have to try molding some new canopy pieces so they can be opened! ;

Yeah, this looks like a fun one. :D

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Friday, July 14, 2017 6:13 AM

Stopped by my LHS and this jumped off the shelf!    for like $10  couldn't resist.  panel lines are a little deep but nothing I can't live with, or fill with a little primer.

On the Bench: 1/72 Amodel I-270, 1/72 Heller Lansen J.32

Italeri 1/72 Mirage 2000C

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Friday, July 14, 2017 8:08 AM

M. Brindos

Don't anyone tell my wife, but I snuck off to the airport again today after work. 

This time I picked up something that in my opinion was worth far more than the $6 I happily paid for it.

This was one of the many kits I've seen so far that have notations in the instructions. Someone made some VERY detailed notes on how they had planned to build this kit. Even what he(?) had planned to scratch build!

That reference to FSM caught my eye right from the start! I think it would be a shame to let this information go to waste. I think I'll build it as the former owner had planned. :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nice score!  I built this kit when I was a teenager.  Didn't paint the whole model, glue everywhere.  Your basic hot mess.  I built (badly) several 1/72 scale MPC planes when I was a kid.  If I remember correctly, the fit was actually not too bad.  Not much detail, though.  Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Dwayne or Dman or just D.

 

 

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Friday, July 14, 2017 8:10 AM

falconmod

Stopped by my LHS and this jumped off the shelf!    for like $10  couldn't resist.  panel lines are a little deep but nothing I can't live with, or fill with a little primer.

 

$10.  I don't think I could pass that up either.  Nice score!

Dwayne or Dman or just D.

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by JohnnyK on Sunday, July 16, 2017 3:22 PM

I just bought this on Ebay fo $40.00. The box has never been opened. Nothing like a big, delta wing bomber.

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, July 16, 2017 8:27 PM

That's a great buy Johnny! The B-58 is a gorgeous bird!

 

Well I picked up a little something for my airfield scenery supplies...

 

 

 

 

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
  • From: Detroit, MURDER CITY
Posted by RudyOnWheels on Sunday, July 16, 2017 9:00 PM

 My most recent acquisition was a 1/35 Kettenrad I worked on Friday and Saturday for our club "build weekend " that we (apparently) do twice a year. That little *** is small! But the ones I had been wanting to get for some while were a Revell B1B $67 on eBay as a bagged kit with no box. All the others I had bid on went for well over $100. I wanted it to compare(size wise)  the fleet of the allies "heavy" WWII bombers I've built or am building in 1:48. The other purchase I made was a 1:48 Lancaster from a fellow club member for $100, but it includes resin Merlin engines,  and several PE sets. I'm happy to have. (and plan to soon build) the planes, although it wasrather depressing to build the engine in the kettenrad only to cover it up!

Rudy

 

edit: I'm losing the battle trying to post pics from photobucket, that site really sucks anymore. Any other suggestions for photo hosting are welcome. 

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, July 16, 2017 10:29 PM

Postimage.org

thats where I am putting my images now

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, July 17, 2017 8:58 AM

That's some cool stuff there guys!

Mike: I've gotten one or two kits off ebay too where it looked like the former owner was putting together stuff for a big project and then passed away or otherwise didn't get to finish it. What else can you do but pick up the torch from them and continue???

Johnny: Wow, that B-58 is cool! I'd seen it in the stores when I was a lot younger but never bought it. I hope you'll post photos when you're done, I really like to see how this monster turns out. 

Rudy: I'd say that for that price for a 1/48th Lanc with resin engines and PE parts you got a pretty sweetheart deal!

 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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    March, 2015
Posted by JohnnyK on Monday, July 17, 2017 9:44 AM

The B-58 is going to be one cool bird. I plan on finishing it in Bare Metal Foil. However, I can't start on the 58 until I finish my b-29.

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, July 17, 2017 10:11 AM

Is that B-58 the one that has the "remote switch" to drop the pod? I built that one back in the 60's.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/35 Italeri Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer
1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

In Que

1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by JohnnyK on Monday, July 17, 2017 11:53 AM

I don't know about the switch. I'll let you know when I receive the kit.

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, July 17, 2017 1:48 PM

For ages i have been putting off getting a Fine Molds Bf 109. Seeing Jacks build pushed me over the edge. But, seeing as i was getting it all the way from Japan, it seemed a bit silly just getting one.

And i figured while i was at it, might as well grab another one of their Me 410's.

And here's me trying to work out why the stash never seems to get any smaller. Confused

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, July 17, 2017 3:05 PM

Hey Bish, if they're as good as FineMolds tanks and Star Wars kits they should be some really nice models. Yes

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, July 17, 2017 4:01 PM

They do look nice and all the reviews i have read on their aircraft are positive. I have high hopes. When i checked on Scalemates i was surprised to learn the 109's came afer the FM 72nd TIE, which i didn't realise dates from 2002.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Monday, July 17, 2017 11:31 PM

That B-58 is 1/48 and does not have operating features. The kit you are thinking of is also by Monogram, dates to the late 50s and is in 1/121 scale. I have built both of these kits, the latter earlier this year.

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    January, 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Monday, July 17, 2017 11:36 PM

My latest addition to the stash is Trumpeter's 1/32 SBD-3 Dauntless, the clear edition, that I picked up on eBay for less than $60. Kit was still in the shrinkwrap. Considering what it goes for full retail, I feel like I scored a deal.

Prior to that I picked up old Hobbycraft kits of the P-26 and P-35, both in 1/48. I forget where those came from.

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    October, 2016
  • From: Somewhere in Ohio...
Posted by DasBeav on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 6:48 PM

New additions to my small eclectic, but shrewdly purchased, stash.

Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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