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  • Member since
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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, August 05, 2017 3:07 PM

Hodakamax
Straycat1911 responded again that he had a set for the very aircraft I needed and he would send them to me. They arrived yesterday in a strange large package with a Hasegawa 1/72 long winged F-111G that will build into the SAC Nuclear strike version of the time. Wow! I'm re-enthused! 

Hats off to Straycat1911...Yes

I am looking forward to this build, Max.

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 05, 2017 3:16 PM

Nice one Max. Those hase F-111's are indeed hard to come by. I managed to get an FB a while back but still want to get the other versions. I'll have to look out for that G, i have never seen that one before. can't wait to se you build it.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, August 05, 2017 6:34 PM

Carajo GH! That is like Christmas in August! Dang nice haul indeed. 

I just ordered some goodies from Squadron on sale plus a 20% discount coupon that I got in the mail. I will post a picture once they arrive.

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, August 05, 2017 6:59 PM

Bish

Nice one Max. Those hase F-111's are indeed hard to come by. I managed to get an FB a while back but still want to get the other versions. I'll have to look out for that G, i have never seen that one before. can't wait to se you build it.

 

The F-111G is just a re designation of the FB-111A. Aside from the GPS nav system being added, and the end of service overall gunship gray paint scheme, they are the same aircraft.

 

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 Sunday, August 06, 2017 5:01 AM

stikpusher
 
Bish

Nice one Max. Those hase F-111's are indeed hard to come by. I managed to get an FB a while back but still want to get the other versions. I'll have to look out for that G, i have never seen that one before. can't wait to se you build it.

 

 

 

The F-111G is just a re designation of the FB-111A. Aside from the GPS nav system being added, and the end of service overall gunship gray paint scheme, they are the same aircraft.

 

Thanks Stik. I did read the FB's were modified, but could find out what was done. The only Hase F-111G listed on scalemate is an Australian one. But getting hold of any of the Hase 111's is a challenge in itself.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

  • Member since
    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Sunday, August 06, 2017 11:16 AM

Scored a 1/32nd EA-18G ( Trumpeter) from Hobbytown yesterday, $25.00, YES $25.00 my intent was a jar of paint and an Iwata airbrush stand. Wound up coming home with the Growler, a BanDia Y-wing plus my intended targets. Being emotionally compromised, ( my mom died Friday evening), and in a hobby shop pounded my wallet. Still think $25.00 is a good deal.

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, August 06, 2017 7:17 PM

armornut

Scored a 1/32nd EA-18G ( Trumpeter) from Hobbytown yesterday, $25.00, YES $25.00 my intent was a jar of paint and an Iwata airbrush stand. Wound up coming home with the Growler, a BanDia Y-wing plus my intended targets. Being emotionally compromised, ( my mom died Friday evening), and in a hobby shop pounded my wallet. Still think $25.00 is a good deal.

 

I'm sorry for your loss. My condolences. 

  • Member since
    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Sunday, August 06, 2017 7:31 PM

Thanks Griff, kinda stuck betwen posting a new post or just carrying on like nothinh has happened. I REALLY DO NOT WANT to hijack this thread. I could not believe my eyes when I saw the Growler for 25 bucks USD, and it has livery for my last Squadron I was in (VAQ-129), even though I never worked on it it is still really cool.

we're modelers it's what we do

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, August 06, 2017 8:36 PM

I know it's cliche. But retail therapy actually does work. Or at least helps a bit!

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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 6:28 PM

Griffin25

I know it's cliche. But retail therapy actually does work. Or at least helps a bit!

 

Yes it can....

 

Well I've started down a new path here. With all the ground support equipment that I've been building lately, this was only natural. Especially with my current North Africa Me-109 project... found it online with free shipping for about half of what they go for here.... it arrived in the mail today, a bit over a week after I ordered it...

 

 

Needless to say, I will be picking up more of these quarter scale Tamiya vehicles that can be used in aircraft vignettes....

 

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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    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 6:47 PM

I have heard those 48th Tamyia jobs are really nice, as detailed as thier 35th counters only easier to build. Of course it doesn't hurt that they match scale to aircraft. Aircraft on the deck just look so much cooler with GSE around.

we're modelers it's what we do

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 7:18 PM

That's cool Stick. At 1/48 that Kubel still has to be tiny. I'm excited to start on my 1/48 RAF ground crew and support equipment for the Hurricane.

ON THE BENCH

1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

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    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 7:39 PM

So last weekend my wife made me drive to Tuscon to pick up our new kitchen cabnets (including the proverbial sink ) and on the way back I "faked" a mecanical breakdown right in front of the Only hobby store I could find. 

The "fix" included 4 cans of Testors lacquers, some plastistruct scratchbuilding stuff, a sheet of Bare Metal Foil, and a Revell re-pop of Monograms old Slingster customizing dragster.

As of this post its already in paint and the frame and engine are assembled.

I deserve it.....after all do you know how heavy a copper double sink is ??????

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 11:44 PM

Armornit, yes, aircraft look better with the support stuff around them. A little or a lot.

PJ, I'm looking forward to that Hurricane and the ground crew also. I am really wanting to get ahold of the 1/48 Airfix "Battle of Britain" set that comes with their new tool Hurricane, a truck, a fuel bowser, and a figure set.

LT, yes you earned the stop and purchases. Copper is heavy.

 

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 Wednesday, August 09, 2017 1:57 AM

stikpusher

 

 
Griffin25

I know it's cliche. But retail therapy actually does work. Or at least helps a bit!

 

 

 

Yes it can....

 

Well I've started down a new path here. With all the ground support equipment that I've been building lately, this was only natural. Especially with my current North Africa Me-109 project... found it online with free shipping for about half of what they go for here.... it arrived in the mail today, a bit over a week after I ordered it...

 

 

Needless to say, I will be picking up more of these quarter scale Tamiya vehicles that can be used in aircraft vignettes....

 

That will go nicley with the 109.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Friday, August 11, 2017 10:51 AM

So I picked these up for $8 each.

I belong to a gaming club, and one of the club members passed away, leaving thousands of dollars worth of games and these kits.  The club is trying to sell the games in order to help the deceased club member's daughter get through college.

These are the Guillow's balsa wood frame with tissue paper kits.  Couldn't pass up the deal, and these will be good projects for when I feel burned out on plastic.  Checked them out online, and they look pretty cool.  If I like these, I may get a "super sized" kit, and do the R/C thing.

When I get around to building, I am guessing this would go in the paper model section of the forum?

D

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, August 11, 2017 11:07 AM

D,

You could put them in the Aircraft section.

I built many of those as a youngan. I have several plans on paper and computer for scratching small free flights to large gas. Mostly WWI and WWII fighters and bombers. Some are civilian.
Those are pretty cool!

ON THE BENCH

1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 11, 2017 11:26 AM

Yeah D, I'd put 'em in the military aircraft section too. 

I tried to build the same Spit and Rufe back in the '80s- they even came in the same boxes! I say tried since I don't think I ever got any of the balsa and tissue planes I built to fly very well. I think I still have the boxes though the planes went out with the trash years ago. 

"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
    August, 2013
  • From: Michigan
Posted by Straycat1911 on Friday, August 11, 2017 12:02 PM

Bakster
 
Hodakamax
Straycat1911 responded again that he had a set for the very aircraft I needed and he would send them to me. They arrived yesterday in a strange large package with a Hasegawa 1/72 long winged F-111G that will build into the SAC Nuclear strike version of the time. Wow! I'm re-enthused! 

 

Hats off to Straycat1911...Yes

I am looking forward to this build, Max.

 

 

Oh, stop it; you're embarrassing me. 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 12, 2017 5:03 PM

Been wanting to add a beaufighter to my Norfolk airfields project. finally managed to find some AM decals that fit, so grabbed the Airfix TF.X to go with them.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, August 12, 2017 5:30 PM

modelcrazy

I built many of those as a youngan. I have several plans on paper and computer for scratching small free flights to large gas. Mostly WWI and WWII fighters and bombers. Some are civilian.

Those are pretty cool!

I built (and finished!) the Rufe back in the 1990s.  I even painted the fictitious red primer topsides.  It was my first and last stick/tissue model.  When I got it balanced, it was too heavy to fly.  I removed the floats to lighten it, and got a couple of flights until I over-wound the rubber band, which crumpled up the fuselage!  A friend recently gave me a Corsair, but if I do build it, it will just hang from the ceiling.

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, August 14, 2017 7:47 AM

Hey Bish, you have been pretty busy this Summer with acquisitions.  Please stack your stash carefully.  I fear for your safety should a kit avalanche occur.  Big Smile

Nice kit!

D

 

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, August 14, 2017 7:52 AM

Real G
 
modelcrazy

I built many of those as a youngan. I have several plans on paper and computer for scratching small free flights to large gas. Mostly WWI and WWII fighters and bombers. Some are civilian.

Those are pretty cool!

 

 

I built (and finished!) the Rufe back in the 1990s.  I even painted the fictitious red primer topsides.  It was my first and last stick/tissue model.  When I got it balanced, it was too heavy to fly.  I removed the floats to lighten it, and got a couple of flights until I over-wound the rubber band, which crumpled up the fuselage!  A friend recently gave me a Corsair, but if I do build it, it will just hang from the ceiling.

 

I think I will build these as models without trying to fly them.  Alhough....I took a look on youtube to see what these were about, and with the advent of lightweight electric motors, these can actually be converted to R/C.  Either way, they look fun to build.

D

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, August 14, 2017 8:02 AM

ManCityFan

Hey Bish, you have been pretty busy this Summer with acquisitions.  Please stack your stash carefully.  I fear for your safety should a kit avalanche occur.  Big Smile

Nice kit!

D

 

 

Tell me about it. I still have a few more i wnat to get this year, which will make about 25 new kits. Though in my defence, i have had a couple of good years where i only bought 3 or 4. I am going to be stricter with myself next year (he says knowing full well how that will go Embarrassed)

 

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, August 14, 2017 9:36 PM

So ... Once again the wife made me drive to Tucson..... And once again I made a few additions to the stash. Got em for $5 each.

I wimpered and sniveled and she gave in so I also got 11 spraycans of paint.

Dont think I'll be going to Tucsan any time soon.......

Oh yeah...I almost forgot.... I got the camera that I shot these pictures on also.

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, August 14, 2017 10:38 PM

Dwayne, I built one of those Gullow's Spits long ago. I got a few flights out of it until the rubber band broke.

Timmy, that is an outstanding haul of model booty. Great stuff! 

Bish, nice score! Is that one of the new tool kits from Airfix?

This past Saturday was our most recent AMPS meeting, which was held at one of our local shops, who also is a big backer and sponsor of that club, Brookhurst Hobbies. This weekend also just happened to be the 25th Anniversary of the shop moving to their current location and change of ownership to the current owner. All models were 20% off, with certain brands and other items having a higher percentage discount. Well, I had my sights set on this beauty, and snagged it up as soon as I found it on the shelves...

 

 

 

 

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, 2013
Posted by modelmaker66 on Monday, August 14, 2017 10:48 PM

Just ordered one of these. Saw a build on Flory Models. What do you think? Anyone done this kit?

Image result for takom 1/35 king tiger

 

 

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    October, 2016
  • From: Somewhere in Ohio...
Posted by DasBeav on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 12:10 AM

My brother regifted a Xmas present from 30 years ago to me for my B-day! Not my scale or genre but one day I'll build it.....and give it back to him.Devil Those are nice "gets" Little Timmy and Stick. That Defiant goes together..."like butter"

Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 1:47 AM

Beav, thanks for that assessment of the Defiant. I am really looking forward to building it. I have been wanting one for ages.... I have a soft spot for the hard luck planes like that one, the TBD...

That Tornado, will not go together so smoothly. I built one when it was a new release. It's a nice kit and looks quite impressive with that MW-1 dispenser as a war load and that nice late Cold War scheme. But it is no shake and bake kit 

 

 

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 Tuesday, August 15, 2017 9:46 AM

stikpusher

Dwayne, I built one of those Gullow's Spits long ago. I got a few flights out of it until the rubber band broke.

Timmy, that is an outstanding haul of model booty. Great stuff! 

Bish, nice score! Is that one of the new tool kits from Airfix?

This past Saturday was our most recent AMPS meeting, which was held at one of our local shops, who also is a big backer and sponsor of that club, Brookhurst Hobbies. This weekend also just happened to be the 25th Anniversary of the shop moving to their current location and change of ownership to the current owner. All models were 20% off, with certain brands and other items having a higher percentage discount. Well, I had my sights set on this beauty, and snagged it up as soon as I found it on the shelves...

 

 

 

 

Ye, one of the new ones, this one dates from 2015. There are a couple of their older subjects i would get, such as thge Vulcan, but i am waiting out in the hope of a new tool. But generaly i avoid their older kits.

Be interested to see the Defiant.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

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