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  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, September 09, 2018 9:30 AM

Bish, that Victor must be a pretty large kit.

I attended Fort Worth's IMPS SuperCon yesterday and picked these up from a vender.

$5 each except for the Mohawk whch contains 3 kits, a 1/72 Hase P51C, 1/72 Hase Zero type 11 and the 1/48 Mohawk. That one was $10.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Saturn V

In Que

Secret Santa gifts will move to the top after Christmas.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, September 09, 2018 10:52 AM

Its a good size box i know that much. Might well be an issue working out where to put it, but i will cross that bridge later.

Nice collection there, i have that 109 kit, lok forward to seeing what you do with it.

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

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 5:33 PM

For people with short attention spans like me, here are some kits that are really different:

https://flic.kr/p/29UsDVS] [/url]Tengu-01 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

https://flic.kr/p/NSmbUf] [/url]Tengu-02 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

https://flic.kr/p/NSmWvo] [/url]Kabuto-01 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

The Tengu is a Japanese folk creature and the kit is from some town that decided it would be cool to make injection plastic models of such things.  This one is #2 in the series - the first one was a Kappa, an amphibious humanoid creature with a bowl of water atop its head.  Scale is not stated, but the figure is approximately 3 inches high, which would make it 1/24 scale assuming an actual height of 6 feet.  The kit is molded in ABS plastic, but looks and feels like styrene.  The burger-like object the Tengu is holding is a red bean cake (mochi mugi dorayaki).  I might make a double cheeseburger with bacon and swap out the healthy but bland (to me) cake for some gag photos later on.

The rhinoceros beetle (kabutomushi in Japanese) is by Fujimi and is also an injection molded kit.  When I was little, I had a fascination with bug models with wind-up motors, and I suppose I never outgrew it.  However this kit is a static model, albeit with polycaps to allow the head, legs, and wings to articulate.  Extended inner wings are provided as optional parts, but they look thick and unrealistic.  A single frosted clear ramp-like stand is provided, along with a foil sticker label.  For some reason, they give you two beetles in the box.  I plan on buying a deep picture frame and mounting one like a preserved specimen, and building the other on a branch in a mini vignette.  Fujimi has also released a stag beetle (kuwagatamushi) with similar features.

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 6:11 PM

Bish and Steve: Cool!!!

 

Real G: Awesome! I was looking at the Kappa the other day, I've got to get one of those.

The beetle I'd be tempted to put in a dio with some tiny scale figures. I've watched way too many giant bug movies from the '50s...

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

 

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, September 13, 2018 4:12 PM

What a great science class project building that beetle would be.

Late arriving bday present

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Friday, September 14, 2018 11:52 AM

I think I'm getting addicted to these Ban Dai models!  they are awesome!  I have to go in Hobby Lobby every week now to see if they have anything new.

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 Airfix P-51D

1/72 LS Dinah III, 1/72 Hasegawa T-33A

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, September 14, 2018 2:35 PM

John,  the Y-Wing in particular is stunning when painted up.  A friend built one and brought it over, and it looked unbelieveable!

This isn't new, but it fell out of the stash, so I figured why not post it.

https://flic.kr/p/Mirfjr] [/url]Coke-01 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

https://flic.kr/p/28ivKm9] [/url]Coke-02 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

Scale is 1/24, pefect for an automotive diorama.  This has got to be the easiest resin kit ever - only one part!  Waterslide decals are provided, and are NOT the single carrier film type, which is amazing considering this is a garage kit.  I suppose one could want a more over-engineered kit with PE parts and clear acetate for the display windows, but despite the manufacturer's name (Doozy! Modelworks), simple is sometimes better.

But it does lack a 120/1/60 NEMA 5-15P plug.  Stick out tongue

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Friday, September 14, 2018 3:00 PM

Real G

John,  the Y-Wing in particular is stunning when painted up.  A friend built one and brought it over, and it looked unbelieveable!

This isn't new, but it fell out of the stash, so I figured why not post it.

...

Scale is 1/24, pefect for an automotive diorama.  This has got to be the easiest resin kit ever - only one part!  Waterslide decals are provided, and are NOT the single carrier film type, which is amazing considering this is a garage kit.  I suppose one could want a more over-engineered kit with PE parts and clear acetate for the display windows, but despite the manufacturer's name (Doozy! Modelworks), simple is sometimes better.

But it does lack a 120/1/60 NEMA 5-15P plug.  Stick out tongue 

That looks cool Stick out tongue

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, September 15, 2018 6:50 PM

A quick visit to the local Hobby Lobby early this afternoon added this to my stash. With the 40% off coupon it was $18 plus tax... 

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, September 15, 2018 7:46 PM

That's a deal!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, September 15, 2018 7:59 PM

Real G
But it does lack a 120/1/60 NEMA 5-15P plug.

put it up against a wall... no one will notice.

Wonder if you could hollow it out ,and make a mechanisim to actually "Spit " out can's ...

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

  

 

    

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, September 16, 2018 3:31 AM

I am a firm belief that a man can never have enough 251 halftracks. So having waited years for a 1/35th Ausf A, we now have 2 variants in just a few months from ICM and it would have been rude not to.

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

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, September 16, 2018 3:34 AM

You may have a 251 issue Bish.   lol

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, September 16, 2018 3:58 AM

keavdog

You may have a 251 issue Bish.   lol

 

I think you may be right.

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

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, September 16, 2018 11:20 AM

stikpusher
With the 40% off coupon it was $18 plus tax... 

Yep, that's why HL....If you can find something interesting. 

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Saturn V

In Que

Secret Santa gifts will move to the top after Christmas.

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, September 16, 2018 1:22 PM

keavdog

You may have a 251 issue Bish.   lol

 

There are worse issues to have.... [^0]

 

MC, HL’s inventory is changing. Most likely due to the Revell situation. Some for the better (AIRFIX!!!! Bandai Star Wars), some not so much (Lindberg...Really?)

 

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, 2004
  • From: Denver
Posted by tankboy51 on Sunday, September 16, 2018 4:48 PM

I've been having a thing for 251 for decades now.  When the old (then for me), kits of the Nitto 251 in the early 1970`s came out I had to have one.  Several actually.  I am almost done with the AFV Club 251/9 Aust C kit.  Just have to a flat coat and some final weathering on it. So the Aust a will be added ASAP.  I've probably built 20 or more of them since then.  

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, September 16, 2018 7:45 PM

Here's what fell into my hands at today's model show:

Italeri Demag D7..................$5

Hasegawa 1/48 LTV with PE...$20

1/48 Hasegawa FG.1.............$10

I was looking for the Airfix 1/72 FG.1 but man I couldn't pass up the price the vendoe gave me! Big Smile

 

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

  • Member since
    March, 2005
  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Sunday, September 16, 2018 9:37 PM

Nice haul, plasticjunkie!

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: 1/48th Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet;  1/48th Eduard/Hasegawa Ultimate Sabre with "MiG Mad Marine" markings; Revell Of Germany 1/144 Boeing E-4B Airborne Command Post

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, September 17, 2018 2:08 AM

tankboy51

I've been having a thing for 251 for decades now.  When the old (then for me), kits of the Nitto 251 in the early 1970`s came out I had to have one.  Several actually.  I am almost done with the AFV Club 251/9 Aust C kit.  Just have to a flat coat and some final weathering on it. So the Aust a will be added ASAP.  I've probably built 20 or more of them since then.  

 

Hope you will post some pics of that /9, i have that kit and i do like the AFC Club AusfC kits. These ICM kits look very nice, i think the /1 will be my next 251 build. With 5 built but 27 more in the stash, i need to pull my fingur out with those.

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

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, September 17, 2018 2:08 AM

Nice haul indeed PJ, has the Airfix FG.1 been released there yet?

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

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, September 17, 2018 2:11 AM

I'll give you $25 for the A-7!  Great kit, built the navy version a few years back

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, September 17, 2018 5:03 AM

plasticjunkie

Here's what fell into my hands at today's model show:

Italeri Demag D7..................$5

Hasegawa 1/48 LTV with PE...$20

1/48 Hasegawa FG.1.............$10

I was looking for the Airfix 1/72 FG.1 but man I couldn't pass up the price the vendoe gave me! Big Smile

 

 

Oh my. I would have had the shakes getting the money out of my pocket.

 

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, September 17, 2018 8:08 AM

Thanks guys. The pricing was tempting for sure!

Bish yes the Airfix is out here in the colonies and runs under $25 I think. I'm so happy I got the FG.1 Hase to go with the other Hase FGR.2 in my stash!

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, September 17, 2018 8:11 AM

TJ

In February the Jaxcon show in Jacksonville is very nice too. I will try to make that one.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, September 17, 2018 9:20 AM

plasticjunkie

Thanks guys. The pricing was tempting for sure!

Bish yes the Airfix is out here in the colonies and runs under $25 I think. I'm so happy I got the FG.1 Hase to go with the other Hase FGR.2 in my stash!

 

Thats a good price, even with the £ as it is, still quite a bit cheaper than here. You have the FGR.2 as well, nice. Now i have the Victor in the stash, i have myself all lined up ready for the Airfix FGR.2 next month.

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

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, September 17, 2018 6:25 PM

Here are both Bish

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 1:58 AM

plasticjunkie

Here are both Bish

 

Nice, i think i have seen that FGR.2 box before, nice scheme on that.

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

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 7:05 AM

Yes Bish the FGR.2 has a fancy looking scheme but I may go with some aftermarket decals I have for an operational squadron. That one I got last year at the same yearly show as I was walking out and just hapenned to catch a view of the box.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

  • Member since
    September, 2016
Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 9:11 PM

Guy's, I've never realized how literal the modelling addiction is until today. I drove out to my LHS this afternoon after hitting up the Hobby Lobby and deciding to pass on kits there. All I wanted to do today was buy a single container of XF-80 to finish an OV-10 project that's been staring at me for months. 

Well, mission accomplished, right? Well, no. What was supposed to be a $3 shopping trip turned into a $110 one, as I managed to convince myself to grab these. 

 

Standing in the LHS, it was exactly like a druggy or a drunkard fighting a fix with their vice in question a foot away from them. The only one I can kind of justify is the truck and associated paints- the finished product is a Christmas gift for my mother, who is an absolute Coke(a-Cola) fiend. 

The especially ironic part? Literally hours before this excursion, I was writing an article for a thing about how I've frozen new purchases to the stash, focusing on finishing as many projects as possible before I've got to move out of state for school. Arg.

Seriously though, is there some kind of... modellers anonymous group somewhere? Someplace people can hold each other accountable for not purchasing more kits? 

I'm only kind of kidding. 

-TheWaggishAmerican

 

youtube.com/c/thewaggishamerican

On the Bench- Academy 1/72 OV-10, 1/32 Fiesler Storch, Tamiya 1/48 Ki-84, Tamiya Spitfire Mk V, Eduard 1/48 Type 16 

 

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