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  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, May 5, 2017 12:55 PM

Eagle90

 

 
modelcrazy

That sounds cool. I wish we had big shows close to us in Boise.

 

 

 

When I was in Vermont, we had one show a year and the vendors totaled 5 or 6....and that included me!  LOL!  They were great little shows that were held in Plattsburgh, NY or somewhere in Vermont.  Really had a good time at them.  But when I went to Modelpalooza for the first time!  WOAH!  It was a sensory overload!  LOL!  The show in Venice is a really good size one too.  Lots of vendors and some super builds!  I think the Pelicon will be just as big if not bigger from what I'm seeing.  The Modelpalooza and Peilcon shows are 2 day shows.  Going to try and do both days this year!

 

 

When I go to Dallas in June I will be going to Squadron's Eagle Quest. I'm sure there will be vendors there. My wife gets bit by the bug for me as bad as I do so maybe I can come out of it with a few more.

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, May 5, 2017 1:01 PM

modelcrazy

 

 
Eagle90

 

 
modelcrazy

That sounds cool. I wish we had big shows close to us in Boise.

 

 

 

When I was in Vermont, we had one show a year and the vendors totaled 5 or 6....and that included me!  LOL!  They were great little shows that were held in Plattsburgh, NY or somewhere in Vermont.  Really had a good time at them.  But when I went to Modelpalooza for the first time!  WOAH!  It was a sensory overload!  LOL!  The show in Venice is a really good size one too.  Lots of vendors and some super builds!  I think the Pelicon will be just as big if not bigger from what I'm seeing.  The Modelpalooza and Peilcon shows are 2 day shows.  Going to try and do both days this year!

 

 

 

 

When I go to Dallas in June I will be going to Squadron's Eagle Quest. I'm sure there will be vendors there. My wife gets bit by the bug for me as bad as I do so maybe I can come out of it with a few more.

 

Ah man, I have always wanted to go to the Eagle Quest!  You'll have to tell us how it goes...and post pics! Hey I think Aaron is one of the guests this year!

 

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, May 5, 2017 1:05 PM

That would be awsome. I'd like to meet him.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 5, 2017 1:30 PM

Bobby: Lol, I used to do the same with the first dozen or so shows I attended. Yeah, you get a bit of eyeball overload- I saw stuff I'd never known existed at some great prices. I've cut back quite a lot as my stash has exploded. I try to buy less than five plus what I win at the raffle. 

Bish: Yeap, but at least the Germans were smart enough to only put one turret on the Maus as opposed to the Japanese I-0 with it's five turrets. Yes, this is what insanity looks like. At least the Japanese did intend to use the thing as a mobile bunker rather than a tank, they wanted to drive it to an area on the Japanese occupied Chinese border with the USSR and support the infantry from a dug-in position rather than driving into battle.

I've finished building the E-100 and just need time to paint it. Great kit, I swear it's like building a 1/24th scale Tiger. Lots of big easy to handle parts plus great fit, I was thinking it would be a great kit for a beginner.  

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, May 5, 2017 2:05 PM

I noticed all those turrets, very much back to pre war thinking, but as a mobile bunker it does make a bit of sense.

Thats the same feeling i have with the E-100 Jagd, like a Jagdpanther on steroids. I liked how the running gear went on with that one long strip on each side.

Look forward to seeing some pics of your build.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd S-100/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, May 5, 2017 2:33 PM

Wow, Bobby, that's a haul indeed.

I'd be in trouble with all those shows so close by down there.

-Greg

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, May 5, 2017 2:36 PM

This just arrived from Ebay,I plan to build it as a Marine Corp M1 A1 AIM It seems that I'm doing a lot more buying then building,hopefully my life unclutters sometime soon.I built their T-90 and it was fantastic,hopefully this is as good.

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    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, May 5, 2017 3:06 PM

Cliff,

Nice haul! I want the T-30/34 too! And please tell me about that Japanese 150T! Where did you find that gem?

And nice grab on the Gypsy Danger! I'm hoping they would come out with some of the Kiaju's too! And maybe Striker Eureka... Big Smile

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, May 5, 2017 4:06 PM

Gamera

Bobby: Lol, I used to do the same with the first dozen or so shows I attended. Yeah, you get a bit of eyeball overload- I saw stuff I'd never known existed at some great prices. I've cut back quite a lot as my stash has exploded. I try to buy less than five plus what I win at the raffle. 

Bish: Yeap, but at least the Germans were smart enough to only put one turret on the Maus as opposed to the Japanese I-0 with it's five turrets. Yes, this is what insanity looks like. At least the Japanese did intend to use the thing as a mobile bunker rather than a tank, they wanted to drive it to an area on the Japanese occupied Chinese border with the USSR and support the infantry from a dug-in position rather than driving into battle.

I've finished building the E-100 and just need time to paint it. Great kit, I swear it's like building a 1/24th scale Tiger. Lots of big easy to handle parts plus great fit, I was thinking it would be a great kit for a beginner.  

 

I'm heading in that direction myself.  The first Modelpalooza I went to I brought home 37 kits!  I was in hog heaven!  I did get 22 kits at the last one, but it took a little longer and I waited for the really good deals.  Devil.  I'm going to look for more after market and tools now....I hope.  Whistling

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, May 5, 2017 4:09 PM

Greg

Wow, Bobby, that's a haul indeed.

I'd be in trouble with all those shows so close by down there.

 

Hey Greg.  LOL!  I wish there were more shows.  LOL!  Actually, some of the bigger shows would be cool to visit.  The big IPMS one would be cool to see...maybe they will come to Tampa someday. 

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, May 5, 2017 5:16 PM

Eagle90
Actually, some of the bigger shows would be cool to visit. The big IPMS one would be cool to see...maybe they will come to Tampa someday.

If that happened, nobody would have to twist my arm to travel to Tampa.

-Greg

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, May 5, 2017 5:44 PM

Greg

 

 
Eagle90
Actually, some of the bigger shows would be cool to visit. The big IPMS one would be cool to see...maybe they will come to Tampa someday.

 

If that happened, nobody would have to twist my arm to travel to Tampa.

 

And I'm buying lunch AND dinner! Yes

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, May 6, 2017 12:27 PM

hogfanfs

Cliff,

Nice haul! I want the T-30/34 too! And please tell me about that Japanese 150T! Where did you find that gem?

And nice grab on the Gypsy Danger! I'm hoping they would come out with some of the Kiaju's too! And maybe Striker Eureka... Big Smile

 

Hey Bruce, I've ordered most of my FineMolds stuff from HobbyLink Japan. It's hard to find their armour in the US and most companies that carry it charge crazy prices. I've found HLJ in some cases to be almost half US prices on FM stuff. You might check Ebay too, I've seen some good prices there.

And yeah, thinking about picking Cherno Alpha but I thought Striker Eureka and Crimson Typhoon were cooler looking, I'd love to have either or both. And there are a few kaiju pre-finished figures but I have no idea how good they look. They might be repaintable though.

 

Tojo: Ohhhh looks cool, I've got a few Dragon M1s but I love Meng's stuff. Ought to be a great model!

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2012
Posted by RX7850 on Saturday, May 6, 2017 9:10 PM

This weeks aquisitions. Looks like alot of you have been busy buying. They all look greatBig Smile

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, May 6, 2017 10:01 PM

Eagle90
And I'm buying lunch AND dinner! Yes

Holy cow, I said no arm-twisting required. Big Smile

Wouldn't that just be a hoot.

Guys, most of your latest acquisitions are more kits than my whole stash!

-Greg

  • Member since
    August 2016
Posted by Keyda81 on Sunday, May 7, 2017 8:28 PM

Went on a bit of a shopping spree today.  Me and hubby got a little lucky at the casino last night, so I had some cash to spend.Big Smile

1/48 Revell F-86F Sabre Jet, 1/48 Tamiya P-51B Mustang, 1/48 Revell F-14D Tomcat

1/48 Revell P-47D Thunderbolt, 1/48 Revell P-40B Tigershark, and 1/48 Revell F4U-4

  • Member since
    October 2016
  • From: Somewhere in Ohio...
Posted by DasBeav on Sunday, May 7, 2017 9:59 PM

Nice buys Keyda! You have to love "found" money. Heads up...watch out for the Corsairs folding wings.

 Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Monday, May 8, 2017 8:18 AM

Keyda, that Tamiya Mustang is a real sweetheart.  

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Bucks county, PA
Posted by Bucksco on Monday, May 8, 2017 1:48 PM

Picked this one up as a Birthday gift to myself in March. Finally got around to priming him. Looking forward to painting!

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, May 8, 2017 4:49 PM

Outstanding!!!!! I wanna see old Wild Bill Kelso ( I think that was his name) done!

 

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N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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  • Member since
    September 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, May 8, 2017 7:36 PM

One of my friends at work was cleaning out his basement, and found this.  He knows I build kits, so brought it in for me.

I also got myself a birthday present.  Badger Patriot.

Have used it several times, and I am enjoying it immensely. 

Happy building!

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

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 5:22 AM
Nice addition that shiny new Badger airbrush

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 7:25 AM

Ohhh, nice hauls folks! 

Bucksco: That's awesome, I had no idea they even did a figure of that character!

MCF: You might want to check around before you build that Enterprise. I don't think it has much collector value but it's probably worth finding out for sure. 

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 12:14 PM

MCF, I purchased a Badger 105 a few months ago.  I love the thing.  

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 12:21 PM
I've been using my 105 for a while now and sent it to Badger because it was spitting. Badger turned it around in about a week and replaced the needle bearing free of charge. I am so happy to have it back in my hands.
  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 12:39 PM

modelcrazy
I've been using my 105 for a while now and sent it to Badger because it was spitting. Badger turned it around in about a week and replaced the needle bearing free of charge. I am so happy to have it back in my hands.
 

It's pretty hard to beat Badgers customer service. I sent in "old faithful" , my old Badger 200 for service and they returned it in tip top shape. I felt the same way you did in being glad it was back "home" . lol

                   

 

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 12:56 PM

modelcrazy

 

 
Eagle90

 

 
modelcrazy

That sounds cool. I wish we had big shows close to us in Boise.

 

 

 

When I was in Vermont, we had one show a year and the vendors totaled 5 or 6....and that included me!  LOL!  They were great little shows that were held in Plattsburgh, NY or somewhere in Vermont.  Really had a good time at them.  But when I went to Modelpalooza for the first time!  WOAH!  It was a sensory overload!  LOL!  The show in Venice is a really good size one too.  Lots of vendors and some super builds!  I think the Pelicon will be just as big if not bigger from what I'm seeing.  The Modelpalooza and Peilcon shows are 2 day shows.  Going to try and do both days this year!

 

 

 

 

When I go to Dallas in June I will be going to Squadron's Eagle Quest. I'm sure there will be vendors there. My wife gets bit by the bug for me as bad as I do so maybe I can come out of it with a few more.

 

 

Steve,

You won't be dissapointed, make sure you have plenty of room to take stuff back home.  The past two times I attended, Squadron opened the warehouse to us and had insane markdowns.  That 1/32 Roden SE5a I am building for the RAF GB I got for like $11.  

I won't make it this year to Eaglequest, but will be in FlowerMound June 3rd for the North Central Texas Scalefest.  Its a nice show as well where I got some great deals in the past.  

Scott

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 1:33 PM

I've always wanted to go to Eagle Quest. I even worked just around the corner at what was then Vista Ridge Buick / Pontiac / GMC at what was then Trinity Mills Road. It's now the George W. Bush Turnpike and that same dealership is still there under the name of Classic Buick/ GMC. One of deez dayz.............

Last year, while I was in San Antonio visiting my wife in rehab after her aneurysm, my son and I took a quick trip to Walmart to gather some supplies for her on the trip back home and to grab and quick bite to eat at McDonalds inside (Yuck) . Some of you may remember this but on our way back out to the car I saw this and immediately the wheels started turning in my head. I quickly grabbed a couple of reference shots. (I wish I could find this car to get more now but hey, I at least got a couple). I just had to make this one come to life.

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aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand the resin body and interior I just got yesterday:

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along with the resin interior tub:

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and the kit that I'll be using for this:

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  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 1:45 PM

Oh my Mustang, I wonder if the people who onw that car will ever see it in model form. What a trip that would be.

 

I use to work at Addison Airport and live in Carrolton way back in 82-83. I remember Trinity Mills....and the Addison Police Department's Volvos for cruisers. At least I think I remember them as Volvos

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    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 12:23 AM

Wow! Great topic Tojo and excellent discussion and kits. I hope this one lasts for some time.

I regret that I haven't been very active on here for a few months but, it's nice to pop in and find a fun topic to get back into the swing of things with everyone.

For about the past year I've embarked on "refining" or "retooling" my stash. I had about a 100 kits boxed in storage along with others that I knew that I would never get around to building. They were either old kits that were outdated for my standards or were subjects that just no longer peaked my interest. Some of those kits were ones that I had from high school. As such, I began selling/auctioning/trading them to downsize my stash and to flip them in order to enhance my stash with more desireable kits. I must say that I have met with great success in my endeavors this far. Well, success in getting kits that I really want and not so much in downsizing. LOL! I've also invested quite a bit in AM stuff to go with my new kits as well as some of my existing kits. This biggest change to my stash was obtaining more 1/72 aircraft and offing a number of 1/48. This was to accomodate my lack of display space as well as rather enjoying building in 1/72.

So, with all that said, I'll provide pics of most of the kits I've obtained since X-mas.

I bought myself the 1/200 USS Gato with my X-mas cash. Really a sweet kit and I hope to get to it very soon.

My venture into 1/144:

Some new armor:

Needless to say I've got my hands on a variety of subjects. Grown my collection of jets a good bit also. I'll be posting my birthday goods here right directly as soon as they arrive. They're very nice.Big Smile

Cheers everyone. Tis' good to be chatting with you all again.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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