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  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Friday, April 28, 2017 3:35 PM

I went a little nuts at an IPMS Show in Dayton.  

Which one to build next?  I'm thinking Wildcat.  

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, April 28, 2017 3:39 PM

tempestjohnny
Bish I love the Fujimi Phantoms. Remember building quite a few as a teenager. Now I wish I could find some affordable Fujimi Skyhawks
 

Are they good kits. I had been looking for some Brit ones but then i noticed Airfix are releaseing an FG.1 and hopfuly with follow with an FGR.2.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, April 28, 2017 6:12 PM

WOW! Some very nice acquisitions, gentlemen! I really like what I see!

And I have to say, what a great idea for a thread! Bravo, Tojo!

 

Here are my latest:

And this one that I won at my first day as a member of the Cincinnati Scale Modelers Club:

 

I do have one more on the way, and I'll post a picture once it arrives.

 

And I forgot about this one:

 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, April 28, 2017 6:40 PM

The Wildcat is a gorgeous kit. The Dragon Benson is also very nice.

I just picked up the Takom Flak43 for $24. It will make one heck of a display piece.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, April 28, 2017 9:26 PM

Bish

 

 
tempestjohnny
Bish I love the Fujimi Phantoms. Remember building quite a few as a teenager. Now I wish I could find some affordable Fujimi Skyhawks
 

 

 

Are they good kits. I had been looking for some Brit ones but then i noticed Airfix are releaseing an FG.1 and hopfuly with follow with an FGR.2.

 

They are. But I'm sure the airfix will be fantastic. 

 

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    July 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Friday, April 28, 2017 9:47 PM

My one experience with a Takom kit was very positive.  Hogfan, your King Tiger should be a great build, and PlasticJunkie, the Flak 43 will make a great display piece.  Artillery is always great to see.  I also like that Tamiya Gloster Meteor.  

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    August 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:59 AM

goldhammer

Keyda-  Nice score on the N.F. Phantom.  Not seen that one before.

 

I knew it exsisted, but never thought I'd come across it just sitting at the local hobby shop in the corner behind the slot car track!  I had already bought the Delta, and I was just chit chatting with the guys running the slot cars, and my eyeballs zeroed in on it, lol.  No desicion making there, she came home with me.

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:43 AM

Keyda81

Last 2 I picked up a few weeks ago.  Wasn't even planning on buying any kits, but how can you not when you walk into the hobby shop for a few jars of paint! 

I was just going to walk out with this one but.......

I seen this one hiding in the corner and couldn't pass it up, considering it says Niagara Falls right on it, and that's where I'm from.

 

 

Those are old molds but have spectacular molded details specially in the pits. The 102 looks fast just sitting there.  The Phantom has some fit issueas with the intake side plates but some TLC and careful sanding and fitting takes care of the issue.

Something is my bucket list as a Phantomholic is to get a couple of British Phantoms.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:57 AM

plasticjunkie
 
Keyda81

Last 2 I picked up a few weeks ago.  Wasn't even planning on buying any kits, but how can you not when you walk into the hobby shop for a few jars of paint! 

I was just going to walk out with this one but.......

I seen this one hiding in the corner and couldn't pass it up, considering it says Niagara Falls right on it, and that's where I'm from.

 

 

 

 

Those are old molds but have spectacular molded details specially in the pits. The 102 looks fast just sitting there.  The Phantom has some fit issueas with the intake side plates but some TLC and careful sanding and fitting takes care of the issue.

Something is my bucket list as a Phantomholic is to get a couple of British Phantoms.

 

I seem to have been getting all patriotic lately and finding myself wanting to build British aircraft. I deffinetly want to do an RAF Phantom and am looking forward to the Kinetic C-17.

I must be ill or somthing. Big Smile

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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    December 2012
Posted by RX7850 on Saturday, April 29, 2017 11:40 AM

Keyda81

 

 
goldhammer

Keyda-  Nice score on the N.F. Phantom.  Not seen that one before.

 

 

 

I knew it exsisted, but never thought I'd come across it just sitting at the local hobby shop in the corner behind the slot car track!  I had already bought the Delta, and I was just chit chatting with the guys running the slot cars, and my eyeballs zeroed in on it, lol.  No desicion making there, she came home with me.

 

"No desicion making there, she came home with me."  Seems alot like how many of my purchases happen Big Smile

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, April 29, 2017 1:50 PM

Bish

im not home now but check reviews on that Kinetic kit. I know that their F16s are a PITA to work on, lots of great detail but tons of fit problems.

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, April 29, 2017 1:56 PM

plasticjunkie

Bish

im not home now but check reviews on that Kinetic kit. I know that their F16s are a PITA to work on, lots of great detail but tons of fit problems.

 

Ye, i have heard they have problems. I'll see what the reviews say once its out, but it may well be the only option we get in plastic.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Saturday, April 29, 2017 2:01 PM

Bish

I must be ill or somthing. Big Smile

 

OK, Bish, when you mention that you are going to build a spit, then I will question your health. Wink Otherwise, I'll look forward to your "patriotic" builds! Big Smile

 

@ridleusmc, you have me looking for a 1/48 CH-46 or 47 now! I really like the look of that kit! 

 

 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, April 29, 2017 2:10 PM

hogfanfs
 
Bish

I must be ill or somthing. Big Smile

 

 

 

OK, Bish, when you mention that you are going to build a spit, then I will question your health. Wink Otherwise, I'll look forward to your "patriotic" builds! Big Smile

 

@ridleusmc, you have me looking for a 1/48 CH-46 or 47 now! I really like the look of that kit! 

 

 

 

When i do that you can have been put down. Thats offical.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, April 29, 2017 2:49 PM

Bish

Doesnt hasegawa do a couple of Brit F4s?

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, April 29, 2017 2:51 PM

plasticjunkie

Bish

Doesnt hasegawa do a couple of Brit F4s?

 

Not that i could find, only Fujimi. But if they did, i am guessing they will be a bit old by now. The way Airfix have been going, i will be more than happy to wait for their's.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, April 29, 2017 3:01 PM

I stand correced, they have done a couple. they have an FG.1 from 1967 and an FGR.3 from 96. But blimey have they produced a lot of F-4 kits.

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

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  • From: Western NY
Posted by Bossman on Saturday, April 29, 2017 3:34 PM

This afternoon's aquisition.  

The pit will need a bit-o-detailing.  If I get ambitious, I might try a scratch wing fold.

Might not be this year - there are alot of partially built kits on the table now.

Chris

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, April 29, 2017 4:03 PM

Bossman

This afternoon's aquisition.  

The pit will need a bit-o-detailing.  If I get ambitious, I might try a scratch wing fold.

Might not be this year - there are alot of partially built kits on the table now.

Chris

 

I have been trying to get hold of that. Hannants sold out just as i was about to place an order and the ones on e-bay have silly shipping. I am hoping it will be back in soon as i plan on building it for the Midway GB.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Saturday, April 29, 2017 7:49 PM

Most of you that know me, have known that I only build armor. No more. I've tired of the 500 plus piece kits and have sold off my more complex kits. I just don't have the time or patience. I'm slowly integrating aircraft. I've always liked Japanese aircraft, probably because they are so asthetically pleasing. So I've added 4 aircraft kits to make 7 in the stash with one under construction. Big learning curve, but I'm up to it. I've got a mix of newer and older. I'm not going to drop big bucks if I decide this isn't for me. LOL

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 Eric 

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  • From: Western NY
Posted by Bossman on Saturday, April 29, 2017 8:30 PM

Bish
I have been trying to get hold of that. Hannants sold out just as i was about to place an order and the ones on e-bay have silly shipping. I am hoping it will be back in soon as i plan on building it for the Midway GB.

Hi Bish,

If you can find the Hasegawa Avenger kit - I would recommend that over this Academy kit.

I built the Hasegawa kit about 10 years ago (or more).  It was a very nicely detailed kit that went together very well.  It is hard to come by though.  

I think this Avenger is an older Academy kit - so the details aren't on par with Academy's more recent offerings - or the Hasegawa kit.

Chris

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Western NY
Posted by Bossman on Saturday, April 29, 2017 8:35 PM

tigerman
I'm slowly integrating aircraft    . . .   So I've added 4 aircraft kits to make 7 in the stash with one under construction.

Music to my ears !      Welcome !

There are plenty of bargains out there for A/C builders

Chris

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    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:31 PM

Kinetic is popping a C-17? What scale and when, followed by....NUTS! I thought my stash was done growing.

we're modelers it's what we do

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  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:50 PM

tigerman

Most of you that know me, have known that I only build armor. No more. I've tired of the 500 plus piece kits and have sold off my more complex kits. I just don't have the time or patience. I'm slowly integrating aircraft. I've always liked Japanese aircraft, probably because they are so asthetically pleasing. So I've added 4 aircraft kits to make 7 in the stash with one under construction. Big learning curve, but I'm up to it. I've got a mix of newer and older. I'm not going to drop big bucks if I decide this isn't for me. LOL

 

I'm jealous.  I need to get some IJN and IJA aircraft.  I better start with a zero.  

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 30, 2017 12:54 AM

armornut

Kinetic is popping a C-17? What scale and when, followed by....NUTS! I thought my stash was done growing.

 

1/72nd and it was due this year, but according to cybermodeler, its slipped to next year.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 30, 2017 1:03 AM

Bossman
 
Bish
I have been trying to get hold of that. Hannants sold out just as i was about to place an order and the ones on e-bay have silly shipping. I am hoping it will be back in soon as i plan on building it for the Midway GB.

 

Hi Bish,

If you can find the Hasegawa Avenger kit - I would recommend that over this Academy kit.

I built the Hasegawa kit about 10 years ago (or more).  It was a very nicely detailed kit that went together very well.  It is hard to come by though.  

I think this Avenger is an older Academy kit - so the details aren't on par with Academy's more recent offerings - or the Hasegawa kit.

Chris

 

Thanks for the info, i will look a bit harder, but seems hard to get hold of. I think the Academy is from 87 and what i read said it was not brilliant. But if it comes to it, i will settle for the Academy, i can get a PE set for the bit so that might help a bt.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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    March 2003
  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Sunday, April 30, 2017 2:44 AM

ridleusmc

 

 
tigerman

Most of you that know me, have known that I only build armor. No more. I've tired of the 500 plus piece kits and have sold off my more complex kits. I just don't have the time or patience. I'm slowly integrating aircraft. I've always liked Japanese aircraft, probably because they are so asthetically pleasing. So I've added 4 aircraft kits to make 7 in the stash with one under construction. Big learning curve, but I'm up to it. I've got a mix of newer and older. I'm not going to drop big bucks if I decide this isn't for me. LOL

 

 

 

I'm jealous.  I need to get some IJN and IJA aircraft.  I better start with a zero.  

 

The Otaki kits are older, but much cheaper. Pretty good detailing and decals. I have 3 other Hasegawa kits, and they are more detailed, but more expensive. I'm going to work on the Otaki kits first and hone my skills before I tackle the Hase kits

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 Eric 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 30, 2017 3:37 AM

Eric, can't wait to see you build a wingy think.

You have to watch those japanese subjects though, i understand it easy to get the tracks on back to front Wink

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, April 30, 2017 4:43 AM

I have a Hasegawa 72nd F-4EJ and a 48th F-4G in the,stash

 

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, April 30, 2017 6:15 AM

Nice Eric,Hasegawa makes some nice aircraft.

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