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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, March 05, 2018 9:50 AM

Nice addition John, was looking at that myself the other week. Will make a nice colourful build.

''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, March 05, 2018 10:05 AM

Bish

Nice addition John, was looking at that myself the other week. Will make a nice colourful build.

 

I was looking at AM decals before I got it thinking I would do that but when I opened it up and got a look at decals that came with it I decided to I'll use those.   I was actually hoping it was a natural metal surface but it's aircraft gray, what ever that color is exactly.  Haven't narrowed down the exact color to use yet.

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, March 05, 2018 10:42 AM

Ye, thats one thing i read a lot of complaints about, Airfix only provides the Humbrol code and the referance for the actual paint colour used. Not sure what your prefered paint range is, but there are a couple that do RAF Light Aircraft Grey and it is a close match to Light Ghost Grey.

We never went for NMF in a big way. The only aircraft which is seen without paint in any numbers is the Lightning. Some post war aircraft that may look to be in bare metal were painted in High Speed Silver.

''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
    January, 2018
Posted by Jet Jaguar on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 5:15 PM

Just picked up this, Testors speculative MiG-37B in 1:48.  No box, but it looks to be complete.

After the success of their F-19 stealth fighter kit, they made up this Soviet counterpart.  When the actual F-117 was unveiled to the public, it turns out that this kit was actually a lot closer to reality than the F-19 was.

As a kid, I built one of these kits back when it first came out.  It was the kit that finally taught me to use a gloss clearcoat over flat paint to prevent decal silvering, in fact.  I even still have the optional grey stencil decals (the right half of the decal sheet) in my stash, though the model itself is long gone.

This time around, I'm planning on painting it in the black and blue color scheme of the current Su-34, since that has a somewhat similar combat role.  I'd also like to add detail to the cockpit (probably basing it on an Su-25 or MiG-27) and put some modern Russian ordinance in the bays instead of the cheesy stealth bombs it comes with.  Anybody know a source of resin modern Russian bombs?

MiG-37B

- Bob

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 2:10 AM

Jet, Aerobonus, which is part of the Aires range, has a selection of 48th Russian bombs.

''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
    January, 2018
Posted by Jet Jaguar on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 2:39 PM

Thanks, it looks like Aerobonus makes exactly what I need.

- Bob

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, March 08, 2018 2:01 AM

Jet Jaguar

Thanks, it looks like Aerobonus makes exactly what I need.

 

No problem. I was not sure if any of those would be sutable, i was not sure which are modern and which from WW2, but glad you found somthing you can use.

''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 Thursday, March 08, 2018 6:32 AM

Bish

Ye, thats one thing i read a lot of complaints about, Airfix only provides the Humbrol code and the referance for the actual paint colour used. Not sure what your prefered paint range is, but there are a couple that do RAF Light Aircraft Grey and it is a close match to Light Ghost Grey.

We never went for NMF in a big way. The only aircraft which is seen without paint in any numbers is the Lightning. Some post war aircraft that may look to be in bare metal were painted in High Speed Silver.

 

Makes perfect sense with your rather wet climate.   I'm going to upgrade the Jet Provost's ejection seats with one from Barracuda studios.

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

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

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    September, 2016
Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Thursday, March 08, 2018 7:15 AM

roony
                                                                                   

 Employee discounts.  YOU work in a LHS.  Sounds like a dream job.

 

 

Kind of! I've been around the LHS so much, and I've known the owner for so long, I come in and help out around the holiday's and most weekends that I'm not doing anything else. One of the perks is an employee discounts. 

youtube.com/c/TheWaggishAmerican

On the Bench- 1/48 Tamiya Fw-190D9, AMT 1/72 F-15, Academy 1/72 OV-10, 1/32 Fiesler Storch, 1/200 Mercury, Gemini, Atlas, Saturn 1b, Saturn V

  • Member since
    January, 2018
Posted by Jet Jaguar on Thursday, March 08, 2018 9:58 AM

Bish
 
Jet Jaguar

Thanks, it looks like Aerobonus makes exactly what I need.

 

 

 

No problem. I was not sure if any of those would be sutable, i was not sure which are modern and which from WW2, but glad you found somthing you can use.

 

 

They make both WWII and modern.  I'll have to measure the weapon bay to see what fits, but I'll go with a pair of laser-guided bombs.  They have some that are the Russian counterpart to the US Paveway series.

- Bob

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, March 08, 2018 10:51 AM

Got the tracks for the brad, SAC gear for the F3F and the PE for the Storch, just waiting on the sprue for the Storch.

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, March 08, 2018 7:39 PM

After seeing a build of the old SMER kit here on the forum, I poked around and found the new Heller Tablot Lago GP.  Nice looking kit on first glance.  Had to ship from Germany though...

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, March 09, 2018 2:26 PM

Finaly, i have a kit of a vehicle i have wnated for qute some tie. 4 or 5 years ago Dragon announced a 251 Ausf A, but it never came. So when ICM announced the same last year, i was hopeful but not over optimistic. But, unlike Dragon, they did what they said they were going to do.

I saw some CAD iages a couple of months back and was very pleased to see that ICM have not made the same mistake that Zvezda did, ICM have done their research and have the correct interiour. And after a look at the kit, i think it will be easier to convert this kit to an Ausf B than it will be to correct the Zvezda kit.

And what more, they have already announced a second kit, a command version, which again shows they have done their research as they have called it a /6 and not a /3.

 

''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
    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, March 09, 2018 5:18 PM

Saw this for a good price on eBay and snagged it, arrived in the mail today.  I don't normally build Soviet aircraft, but after reading about Lilya Litvyak I felt a strong desire to build her plane.  It looks like a really nice kit.

On my bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bf109E-3

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, March 09, 2018 6:27 PM

JJ, that Stealth MiG looks great. I am curious to see how you will dress it up. I have one in my stash myself, so I’ll be looking for ideas.

Bish, that’s a good score that you picked up on the ICM 251/A. I hope to see you building it not too long from now.

SB, Accurate made some very nice Yak kits, along with their Sturmoviks. All are definitely worth picking up.

As for me, I picked this up yesterday during a LHS visit...

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, March 09, 2018 6:43 PM

I want to try some new things. So I picked up these.

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Friday, March 09, 2018 7:12 PM

GMorrison

I want to try some new things. So I picked up these.

 

 

Nice! I like those. I once had a slot-car like that porsche. I want to see pictures of them when finished. Maybe a WIP? Stick out tongue That would be cool.

 

  • Member since
    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, March 09, 2018 7:19 PM

bill , saw a guy named plasmo , do a tutorial on the porsche , awhile ago . turned out very nice if your interested .

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, March 09, 2018 11:27 PM

Thanks, I’ll check it out.

I also have a resin motor for it.

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, March 10, 2018 2:55 AM

stikpusher

JJ, that Stealth MiG looks great. I am curious to see how you will dress it up. I have one in my stash myself, so I’ll be looking for ideas.

Bish, that’s a good score that you picked up on the ICM 251/A. I hope to see you building it not too long from now.

SB, Accurate made some very nice Yak kits, along with their Sturmoviks. All are definitely worth picking up.

As for me, I picked this up yesterday during a LHS visit...

 

 

Despiote having a long queue of 251's, this one will be juping to the front. I have only done C's and D's and have not done a standard /1 section vehicle yet, so this seems a good reason to fill both those gaps.

Look forward to seeing that Leopard.

''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
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, March 10, 2018 5:01 PM

Ladie's and Gentelmen ...

I give you my  A # 1,   Top -o - the list,  HOLY GRAIL  kit of all time !!!

The original issue from 1965 - 66 ( it's as old as I am. )

EDIT: This is NOT the "Original Issue", This is the Second Issue ( new box art ) from 1969. The first issue had a White drag version on the box top.    But this "IS" the one from my youth. It has been re-issued recently, but now has "Different " part's in it.

Sorry for the "Mis-information ..... I must have inhaled too much of that "Old Kit Smell" .

Does anybody else "Remember" when you could get an AMT fire truck... for $10 ?

The decal's "might" be usable, but I'm going a different route. ( there over 50 year's old so I will scan them and put them away)

This is "THE" kit that started it all for me. When I built it in 1971 - 72  I messed it up royaly !!!   ( what do you expect from a 6 year old. ) This time I "WILL" do it justice !

( been "sniffing the part's for the last 24 hour's ..... smell's WONDERFUL !!! )

Drooooooooooooooooooooooooooool !

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

  

 

    

  • Member since
    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, March 10, 2018 6:52 PM

Congrats Tim! I can't wait to see it built!

 

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, March 10, 2018 7:12 PM

Bakster
Congrats Tim! I can't wait to see it built!

Gonna need a minute ..... kinda "dizzy" from that " Old Box Smell ".        L O L

Soon as I clear the bench of the other W.I.P. I will be on to this !

( Just one more time ........ SNIFFFFFF ........    AAAHHHHHH !!! )

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

  

 

    

  • Member since
    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, March 10, 2018 9:10 PM

Lol about the smell. 

That kit has some nice pieces. Look at all the headlight hardware. Even a seperate hood ornament. That is nice. That is pretty good for an older kit. I remember some kits from that era with body color headlights, all molded in place. 

 

  • Member since
    February, 2017
  • From: Hampshire, England, UK
Posted by Tubosteve on Sunday, March 11, 2018 3:06 PM

Well, since I'm here in the good ol' US of A for a few weeks on business I thought I would make a little visit to Hobby Town to see what was around. Never planned on buying anything..........but hey.........I couldn't help it :)  What got me started was some Tamiya Panel Line Accent bottles (not easy to get in UK) and it sort of snowballed from there.

Figure that it will give me something to do in the evenings in my hotel room other than going bar hopping.......

Anyways, ended up with cheap cutters and knives, few paint brushes, glue, some paint and some spay.....all of which I have a home.......but a little extra never hurt anyone.......right?!?!

 

It's easy to fly, just jump and miss the floor :)

 

Currently on the bench just now: Tamiya 1:32 F4U-1 Corsair 'Birdcage' Big Smile

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, March 12, 2018 1:35 PM

One more arrival from Spruebrothers

 

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 12:54 AM

Always room for one more Gull Gray aircraft.

Just came from Japan, nice original model. CV-34 Oriskany.

 

 

 

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 6:22 AM

GMorrison

Always room for one more Gull Gray aircraft.

Just came from Japan, nice original model. CV-34 Oriskany.

 

 

 

 

I just picked up the same model last Friday!  have to live with the raised panel lines.   I've got these decals from micro scale that I've had for years that I want to use on mine.

John

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

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

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: Katy (Houston), TX
Posted by Aggieman on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 11:21 AM

I just picked up Wing Nut Wings 1/32 Sopwith Camel and a set of Montez masks for the Monogram Pro-Modeler AR234 C3/4 that I will be starting on this weekend.

I'm going to try really hard to limit my kit purchases to one a quarter this year, with the intent to get Tamiya's new Messerschmitt Me109 G-6 and F-14A Tomcat and Airfix's Bristol Blenheim 1/48 due for release in December.

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, March 19, 2018 6:28 PM

Some days, the postman really brightens my day. I came across this oldie but goodie on eBay last week, for a very good price, so I just could not say no.

 

 

Now I just need an A1 &A3 and I’ll have all of the full base versions, plus a couple of the upgraded rebuild versions in my modern German big cats collection.

 

 

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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