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  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:07 AM

JOE RIX

Acquired a couple of new additions.

Got to travel and visit Hobby Lobby last week. Picked this up with my 40:

Found this gem on ebay. Completes my collection of HS 129's with all the different gun packages:

 

Joe I built that 129 with the gun pack. The guns are white metal  a couple of mine were a little bent but nothing crazy. I have 3 others in the stash too

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 5:26 PM

An impulse purchase:

https://flic.kr/p/Quxm4F] [/url]German Heavy Metal by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

A cat and mouse.  A 45 ton cat and 188 ton mouse.

Gosh, the Puma is the same weight as an early Leopard I!  I guess that is the price for a given protection level.  Anyone know why it has that perforated truss-like covering over the main gun?

The Maus is a replacement for the old DML kit.  I have a high level of confidence the Takom kit will be better, not that DML's is "unbuildable" in any way.

Hoping for a new tool Kanonenjagdpanzer-90, as the RoG kit is basically ka-ka.  Not unbuildable, just ka-ka.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8:58 PM

Awesome stuff guys!!! Love that Space Ark Andy and the Maus Real G!!!

I told HobbyLink Japan to ship my Christmas stuff that was in stock. There's some more small stuff that I'm still waiting on. So late Christmas to me!!!

Mechagodzilla, gee friggin' whiz the box is huge! I stuck the ruler (1 ft / 30cm) just to show how big it is. And the box is stuffed full of sprues:

A 'Toon' M5 and a Fujimi Type 97 Chi-Ha about the same size in the same cartoony style. BTW: I'm going to try to run a group build for silly kits like this starting on April Fool's Day (April 1st). I'll post the feeler next month.

 

A couple of figures, not the same scale though:

A box of modern Chinese special forces in resin. Although they look more like they're from an action film. Still I thought they were cool.

A circle cutter. Hopefully this will allow me to make perfect masks for roundels:

And a little candy. Why can you only get the regular Kit-Kat in the States and Japan gets stuff like strawberry tiramisu???? Grumble...

 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, January 17, 2019 9:02 AM

I’ve been rather curious about the green tea or cayanne pepper flavored Kit Kats. 

A few more Airfix goodies recently added. 

 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    January 2019
Posted by Edwin on Thursday, January 17, 2019 9:41 AM

Threads like this make me really curious. This trait of collecting lots and lots of kits is common amongst modelers of just about all nationalities. It’s evident from the various modeling forums. 

Don’t get me wrong. I used to hoard lots of model kits too, way more than I can ever complete in a few lifetimes. Now I try not to have more than 5 kits in the stash at any time. It’s proving really tough though, each time I swing by the hobby store to get paints or supplies. 

Anyway, this got me thinking. Do you think that amongst the huge number of kits produced, a large proportion, though sold, never get built?

I guess the model industry would be slashed by at least half if not for the modelholics with piles and piles of kits stashed away! Big Smile

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 17, 2019 10:26 AM

More nice red boxes Chad.

I do wish they would do that merlin in 72nd.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 17, 2019 11:04 AM

Chad: Love the green tea Kit-Kats, I haven't tried any of the others yet. 

Those look awesome, love that 1/24th Mosquito. Have no idea where I'd put one if I bought it though....

 

Edwin: Yeap, I've got way more than I'll ever build at this point. When I noticed I was entering horder territory I cut back on my purchases but I'm still buying at a faster rate than I build- just less so now. 

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:11 PM

Gamera,

I first had the ”Kinoko no Yama” snack in 1980, as part of pachinko winnings.  I was underage at the time, but my uncle said I looked over 18 so he took me.  After about 2 hours we had enough for a bunch of those snacks, 2 cartons of cigs for my uncle, and about $50 mad money for me, which covered my model purchases.  The Yen was something like ¥260 to the dollar back then, so $50 USD went far!

Edwin,

Yes.  Big Smile

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:19 PM

Nice haul Chad! I was curious about the BOB set. You going to try your hand at some helos I see. 

Edwin, I'll never build them all but it gives me options.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 18, 2019 8:52 AM

Real G

Gamera,

I first had the ”Kinoko no Yama” snack in 1980, as part of pachinko winnings.  I was underage at the time, but my uncle said I looked over 18 so he took me.  After about 2 hours we had enough for a bunch of those snacks, 2 cartons of cigs for my uncle, and about $50 mad money for me, which covered my model purchases.  The Yen was something like ¥260 to the dollar back then, so $50 USD went far!

Edwin,

Yes.  Big Smile

 

They looked so weird I had to try them! 

Some great memories there! 

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

 

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, January 20, 2019 7:27 AM

Here is my big purchase that showed up in the mail. Should be getting a Takom St. Chamond some time this week. 

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, January 20, 2019 9:07 AM

Mopar, that is a great batch of Airfix kits! I want that Ready for Battle set and would not mind the Merlin.

 

As for me...

 

At IPMS the other nite, one of the usual suspects brought in some of his excess stash. Mind you most of those for sale I already have in mine, but I did spy one item that interested me and could use...

 

 

and then this came in the mail during the past week....

 

 

A big shout out to Blacksheep 214 for grabbing this from that Craig’s List clearance at an incredible bargain price. Not to mention the Eduard cockpit set that the CL seller included. Thank you Tom! I owe you one! Big Time! 

 

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 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 20, 2019 9:31 AM

Hope you got a big shelf space for that Condor Stik. I've got the 72nd C-3 kit, looks really nice. Can't wait to see you build that one.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, January 20, 2019 9:38 AM

Bish, any big projects will not be done until after I move when I retire next year. Once I am established in a new place of my own, all those big ones will be built! There are several 1/48 heavies in my stash now. I am really looking forward to the Condor myself.

 

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 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 20, 2019 10:15 AM

Needless to say, I’ll be waiting impatiently for you to start that Condor!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, January 20, 2019 10:20 AM

Thanks Mopar. But the Condor will be on hold at least until sometime next year. I retire and will be leaving California next year, so any big builds will wait until I am settled in after that. 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, January 20, 2019 1:56 PM

Hey Stick, where are you going to move to?

I purchased a few more modern jets this week to add to my growing air force.

I'm working on the Academy F-35 right now and I really like how its going together. I haven't needed to fill a single seam, of course the F-35 really doesnt have any seams but it's encouraging to see how Academy produces their modern jets.

  • Member since
    October 2006
  • From: Tucson, AZ
Posted by Archangel Shooter on Sunday, January 20, 2019 2:01 PM

These two just arrived from France and they look outstanding, the details on the flight suits, G-suit and leg restaints is amazing. Just need to remove the tables off their heads or put a lamp on them.

 

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 On the bench: So many hanger queens.

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 20, 2019 2:01 PM

Nice additions there Steve. I was really pleased with the Apache i finished recently. But i have never had issues with Academy kits.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, January 20, 2019 2:13 PM

modelcrazy

Hey Stick, where are you going to move to?

I purchased a few more modern jets this week to add to my growing air force.

I'm working on the Academy F-35 right now and I really like how its going together. I haven't needed to fill a single seam, of course the F-35 really doesnt have any seams but it's encouraging to see how Academy produces their modern jets.

 

Steve I just picked up the Su34 too

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, January 20, 2019 2:55 PM

modelcrazy

Hey Stick, where are you going to move to?

I purchased a few more modern jets this week to add to my growing air force.

I'm working on the Academy F-35 right now and I really like how its going together. I haven't needed to fill a single seam, of course the F-35 really doesnt have any seams but it's encouraging to see how Academy produces their modern jets.

 

Those look like some nice additions! I have yet to build any of the Academy tooled aircraft kits in my stash. I’ve only built their armor and been happy with those.

We are looking to move to the Phoenix area, but nothing is set in stone yet.

Arcangel, those figures do look pretty nice. I take it that those are 3D printed?

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    October 2006
  • From: Tucson, AZ
Posted by Archangel Shooter on Sunday, January 20, 2019 4:03 PM

stikpusher
Arcangel, those figures do look pretty nice. I take it that those are 3D printed?

 

I believe they are, Reedoak has a very nice line of figures in 1/32, 1/35th and 1/48th. I will be ordering more from them shortly. 

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 On the bench: So many hanger queens.

 

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by PFJN on Sunday, January 20, 2019 4:24 PM

Archangel Shooter

These two just arrived from France and they look outstanding, the details on the flight suits, G-suit and leg restaints is amazing. Just need to remove the tables off their heads or put a lamp on them.

... 

Ahhhh, he looks he's being attacked by some sort of alien tentacle monster Surprise (though I agree the detailing looks outstanding)

1st Group Build

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 3:24 AM

Been really looking forward to getting hold of this one. I ordered it at the end of Dec but they were waiting on the PE to arrive. This is my first resin 35th vehicle kit, Accurate Armour Land Rover Snatch Northern Ireland version.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 6:52 AM

I bet that one is going to be nice Bish.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:51 AM

It does look very nice Chad, has a complete interiour. Pricey but i think it will be worth it.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 5:43 PM

Been waiting quite impatiently for this one. The plastic inside is just as lovely as the box art. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 6:24 PM

The Blenheim seems to be a popular subject at the minute Chad, look forward to seeing you build this.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 11:28 PM

me too , been eyeing this kit .

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 11:36 PM

Everyone has certainly been adding some very choice additions to their stashes. Well done all.

Had to take the wife unit to the airport the other day so she could go visit the grandkids. After dropping her off I had a couple of unsupervised hours to spend at the LHS and Hobby Lobby. JOY!

Picked myself up the Zuikaku at the LHS. The S2F-1 Tracker I won at auction for $5.00.

Then sauntered over to Hobby Lobby and dropped my 40 on this sweet ride

Looking forward to next Sat. when I have to drive back over to pick her up. Plenty of time prior to arrival. Yahtzee!Big SmileYes

"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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