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  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, February 11, 2018 6:52 PM

So, yet again I had to go to Tuscon for the wife to do her "shopping"

Yet again I "faked" a breakdown ( I think she suspect's something, but I'm not sure )

But, I managed to get this stuff.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, February 12, 2018 8:34 AM

Got these 2 over the weekend.  Got the mig because of the one that was in the aircraft section that was done so well, can't remember who it was at the moment that did it.

And the Ju-88 because the reviews said it was a great kit,  and by looking at the sprues I tend to agree.

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Mirage 2000c, 1/72 Ki-67

Academy 1/144 B-47E, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, February 12, 2018 8:48 AM

I've got that 88 John and have compared it in the box to the Hasegawa kits and there is little between them. Looks amazing and a fraction of the price of the offering from Japan.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, February 12, 2018 10:37 AM

Yes,  I was comparing the two in the store aswell.  I also had a $10 birthday coupon from the LHS so that's why I got 2 kits,  made it much easier to add to the stash!

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Mirage 2000c, 1/72 Ki-67

Academy 1/144 B-47E, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, February 12, 2018 10:42 AM

falconmod

Got these 2 over the weekend.  Got the mig because of the one that was in the aircraft section that was done so well, can't remember who it was at the moment that did it.

And the Ju-88 because the reviews said it was a great kit,  and by looking at the sprues I tend to agree.

John

 

It was MonsterZerothat did the MiG-21

On the Bench: 1/72 Mirage 2000c, 1/72 Ki-67

Academy 1/144 B-47E, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, February 12, 2018 3:25 PM

John that mig 21 reminds me of ice station zebra!

just opened this puppy up. I guess Im going to get tanked one way or another.

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 8:01 AM

crown r n7

John that mig 21 reminds me of ice station zebra!

just opened this puppy up. I guess Im going to get tanked one way or another.

 

Don't remember migs being in that movie,  now I'll have to watch it again.

On the Bench: 1/72 Mirage 2000c, 1/72 Ki-67

Academy 1/144 B-47E, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:20 AM

falconmod
Don't remember migs being in that movie,  now I'll have to watch it again.

I just watched it the other day. They show models for closeups and F-4's for live shots.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

Too many projects to list. 

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:44 AM

And whiskey dose help for sea sickness lol

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 7:34 AM

Wow, great stuff guys!!! 

Love that 1/144th Discovery Real G! Want one but I really really need to at least start on one of my 1/350th ST Enterprise kits before I buy anymore SF kits.... 

 

BTW: Tojo you can edit the title to change the year to 2018 if you want. 

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

 

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 3:58 PM

Just got myself this one using the gift card Mrs. C gave me for Christmas. Normaly I avoid biplanes due to my lack of skills and tools to make the rigging but they are quite straightforward on this one.

This is also my first floating plane in, ahhhhh 35 years or so Smile

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 4:03 PM

Oh nice!!! I can’t wait to see you build that one CN!

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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  • Member since
    December, 2017
Posted by Shacknasty Jim on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:04 PM

I splurged a little. I like to think this will last me through the year... but I seriously doubt it.

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 15, 2018 2:08 AM

Nice selection there Jim.

We can kid ourselves can't we Wink

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 15, 2018 2:09 AM

castel, looking forwardto seeing that one.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 15, 2018 7:41 AM

CN: Looks like a monster! Yes

Jim: Nice haul. It probably will last you though the year but still kits are like potato chips- you can't just buy one - or nine. If you're anything like me you'll add a few more (or many more) over the coming year to those. 

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

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, February 15, 2018 9:14 AM

Those look great JIm. Mostly diffrent manufactures as well.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

Too many projects to list. 

  • Member since
    December, 2017
Posted by Shacknasty Jim on Thursday, February 15, 2018 7:31 PM

I am trying out different manufacturers to get a feel for what each offers. Only done maybe 6-7 kits thus far. Everyone seems to be pretty high on Tamiya kits, but thus far I am really liking Hasegawa and these new tooled Airfix kits are really nice (really nice in the sense I have no idea what I am talking about, but I have really like the two I have done). 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, February 16, 2018 2:07 AM

Shacknasty Jim

I am trying out different manufacturers to get a feel for what each offers. Only done maybe 6-7 kits thus far. Everyone seems to be pretty high on Tamiya kits, but thus far I am really liking Hasegawa and these new tooled Airfix kits are really nice (really nice in the sense I have no idea what I am talking about, but I have really like the two I have done). 

 

Tamiya kits do generally have a good reputation. I have just built my first of their aircraft and it was very nice. But most companies can be hit and miss. I used to be devoted to Hasegawa, but now they seem very over priced when companies like Revell are bringing out kits with as much or more detail at a fraction of the price. I do like some of the kiuts coming out of Eastern Europe. They take a bit of extra work, but they have interesting subjects and from what i have done so far, very nice kits.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

  • Member since
    December, 2017
Posted by Shacknasty Jim on Friday, February 16, 2018 8:35 AM

Bish

 

 
Shacknasty Jim

I am trying out different manufacturers to get a feel for what each offers. Only done maybe 6-7 kits thus far. Everyone seems to be pretty high on Tamiya kits, but thus far I am really liking Hasegawa and these new tooled Airfix kits are really nice (really nice in the sense I have no idea what I am talking about, but I have really like the two I have done). 

 

 

 

Tamiya kits do generally have a good reputation. I have just built my first of their aircraft and it was very nice. But most companies can be hit and miss. I used to be devoted to Hasegawa, but now they seem very over priced when companies like Revell are bringing out kits with as much or more detail at a fraction of the price. I do like some of the kiuts coming out of Eastern Europe. They take a bit of extra work, but they have interesting subjects and from what i have done so far, very nice kits.

 

 

That’s good to know, thank you. I have that Eduard one I am anxious to try too. People really seem to dig on those, especially in the Bf-109 category. I’m just trying out all that I can, see what is what. 

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, February 16, 2018 12:31 PM

Part of that formula will depend upon your subject tastes and preferences. Some subject areas are well served by many model companies. If your taste in aircraft is early Cold War/Korean War/post Korea, you’ll be looking outside the Tamiya/Hasegawa orbit for the most part. 

 

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, 2017
Posted by Shacknasty Jim on Friday, February 16, 2018 8:00 PM

stikpusher

Part of that formula will depend upon your subject tastes and preferences. Some subject areas are well served by many model companies. If your taste in aircraft is early Cold War/Korean War/post Korea, you’ll be looking outside the Tamiya/Hasegawa orbit for the most part. 

 

 

thats a good point. As you can probably tell I have limited my exposure thus far to WWII aircraft thus far. With so many kits and manufacturers out there, I feel like I could easily get overwhelmed. I would like to move into other categories in time though. 

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, February 16, 2018 8:18 PM

Even with WWII subjects, the choices can get slim for companies depending upon scale and subject matter. Sure you have the generic Spitfire, Mustang, Messerschmitt, Zero, etc. But if your interest area is the Pacific Carrier Aircraft, or Eastern Front Fighters and Attack types, your choices narrow immediately. Twin engine bombers and attack types? Night fighters? Some aircraft types have more kits of them than easily counted. Others are lucky to have one basic mold. 

 

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, 2017
Posted by Shacknasty Jim on Friday, February 16, 2018 11:16 PM

I have noticed that options for certain Japanese fighters, such as the KI-100 are pretty limited (which may be partly due to a lack of historical documentation and surviving aircraft), at least in 1/48 scale. I have found a few decent looking KI-84s, but then variants of the N1K are limited and usually pretty spendy. I have discovered my previously unknown love of later war Japanese fighters. I have not seen many, if any Japanese heavy fighters in 1/48. The market seems pretty flush with 109s and 190s in every scale known to man. I could probably spend the rest of my days just building BF-109G variants and not do the same kit twice. 

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 17, 2018 12:08 AM

In 1:48, between Otaki/ARII, Nichimo, Hasegawa, and Tamiya, most of your Japanese late War fighters, including the twins/heavies, are covered. For example Tamiya makes the early George and Rex float version. Hasegawa makes the late George. The Nick and Irving are also out there for your heavies. These subjects may not be as extensively kitted ad naseum as the 190/109 families, but they can be found. Good luck to you on this Pokémon hunt to get them all and build ‘em!!! 

 

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, 2017
Posted by Shacknasty Jim on Saturday, February 17, 2018 12:15 AM

Nice. I am going to look and see what I can find online... right now! Thank you for the insight, it is much appreciated. 

  • Member since
    January, 2003
  • From: West of the rock and east of the hard place!
Posted by murph on Saturday, February 17, 2018 7:16 AM

stikpusher

$140 gift card at the LHS?! Somebody loves you! The two Tamiya kits sound great too!

Stik...sorry but I've been away for a while.  Yup.  $100 from my mother-in-law, $40 from my nephew and the two kits from my brother-in-law.  Let's just say I'm pretty easy to buy for on birthdays and at Christmas.

Retired and living the dream!

  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Monday, February 19, 2018 4:14 AM

Quirky kit, ordered from ebay thursday evening, delivered Saturday!

Remember , common sense is not common.

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, February 19, 2018 4:17 AM

Thats different Pat. Almost looks like it could be a copy of the Kubelwagen.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, February 24, 2018 6:07 PM

Got this one for my clubs GB, WWI armor:

Then they went and had a swap meet this morning at our local Vet's home.  Here is some cake:

Picked it up for $5, partially started and missing the IP, but has Eduard PE and masks.

and..

The Phantom is to replace on I can't find, and gives me all three versions I worked on, along with the "G", all same scale.  The KC is to go with my 1/72 B-52G, hopefully in a refueling scene hanging from the ceiling.  Worked on 'G's" as well.  $25 each

For the track fans, got this from the club president for $20.And for the icing on the above cake...........

Factory wrapped, NIB, can't even smell plastic through the wrapper.  Even came with a VHS tape of "Strategic Air Command", which will be converted to DVD.  Biggest score of the day for $30

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