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  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 28, 2019 8:41 PM

Is it battle damaged?  That would be cool.  I remember battle damaged kits when I was a kid.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Monday, January 28, 2019 9:47 PM

littletimmy

 

You better check the content's of that box. The kit may be damaged.

If the box art is to be believed, that plane is "Slightly used" .......

 

LT,

I guess that why I got it so cheap. Ahhh whats a few dents and scratches Huh?

Jeff

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 2:25 AM

Real G

 

 
littletimmy

 

You better check the content's of that box. The kit may be damaged.

If the box art is to be believed, that plane is "Slightly used" .......

 

 

 

Wow, that is TERRIBLE box art!  What was Airfix thinking?  I am surprised I had not read any Internet furor yet on the subject. There was some complaining of a GWH Sukhoi box art showing an F-15 going down in flames, but the subject of the kit was intact.

 

Its ok, thats one of the bad guys going down. Thats allowed.

Thats the aircraft of Franz von Werra, the only German POW to escape and return home.

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

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 8:35 AM

Bish

Thats the aircraft of Franz von Werra, the only German POW to escape and return home.

 

As I recall he had quite an ordeal making it all the way to South America   on his way back to Germany. A movie  was made back in the 60s about his escape. Very ironic that he resumed combat flying but his engine died as a result he went down and his body never found.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 9:01 AM

Bish
Thats the aircraft of Franz von Werra, the only German POW to escape and return home.

Absolutely correct sir. The movie mentioned by PlasticJunkie was titled "The One That Got Away". I read the book (same title) on this man and I believe he was shot down during the Battle of Britain and crash landed on British soil. It's been a few decades since I read it so my memory is not what it used to be LOL.

Image result for franz von werra movie

A photo of him with his pet lion Simba

Related image

 

 

Jeff

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12:58 PM

I don't believe I've ever seen that movie but I've definitely heard of it. Now that I know what it's about I'm going to have to watch it. Good score on that 109 Drifter.

 

 

                   

 

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 1:14 PM

I've been looking for one of these for a while as I'd like to build another custom panel van with some :quotes: goodies :quotes: in the back so I scrounged one up on Ebay today.

Image

                   

 

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:41 PM

mustang1989

I don't believe I've ever seen that movie but I've definitely heard of it. Now that I know what it's about I'm going to have to watch it. Good score on that 109 Drifter.

 

 

 

Found the movie on YouTube. It was incorrectly listed on YT as Zorro and it was filmed in 1957 not in the 60s like a thought but was working from memory. This is a great forgotten film.

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K2IaGVOLdFc

 

 

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 5:50 PM

mustang1989

I don't believe I've ever seen that movie but I've definitely heard of it. Now that I know what it's about I'm going to have to watch it. Good score on that 109 Drifter.

 

 

 

Thank you sir, and I will be watching out for your build on that Ford Van.

PlasticJunkie - Great find on YouTube!!

Jeff

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 7:53 PM

Hi,

I just picked this kit up off eBay, for a (hopefully) upcoming Egg Plane group build.  I'm kind of amazed by the extensive and detailed set of decals that it comes with Stick out tongue

Egg Plane

1st Group Build

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    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:32 PM

mustang1989

I've been looking for one of these for a while as I'd like to build another custom panel van with some :quotes: goodies :quotes: in the back so I scrounged one up on Ebay today.

Image

 

Mustang, 

That is slick! Looking forward to seeing this one built.

 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:33 PM

PFJN

Hi,

I just picked this kit up off eBay, for a (hopefully) upcoming Egg Plane group build.  I'm kind of amazed by the extensive and detailed set of decals that it comes with Stick out tongue

Egg Plane

 

PFJN,

That look pretty cool. It's funny how these toon tanks and egg planes are taking off.

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:38 PM

Well, here are the latest additions.

I have to say, I've got a thing for battleships! 

I got all three off eBay for about what I would have paid retail for the Kongo... Not too bad... 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 8:54 PM

hogfanfs

Well, here are the latest additions.

I have to say, I've got a thing for battleships! 

I got all three off eBay for about what I would have paid retail for the Kongo... Not too bad... 

 

You are not alone. I also love the old battle wagons. Great looking haul!

 

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 31, 2019 1:19 AM

hogfanfs

Well, here are the latest additions.

I have to say, I've got a thing for battleships! 

I got all three off eBay for about what I would have paid retail for the Kongo... Not too bad... 

 

O-boy, now you're talking my language. I assume the Tone is 1/350 as well.

  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:49 AM

PFJN

Hi,

I just picked this kit up off eBay, for a (hopefully) upcoming Egg Plane group build.  I'm kind of amazed by the extensive and detailed set of decals that it comes with Stick out tongue

Egg Plane

 

 

PFJN,

Very nice choice on your kit, and you are right about the detail of the decals that come with these kits. I picked up this one about a month or so ago. I'll have to keep my eyes open for the group build you mentioned. Hope you enjoy your build.

 

Jeff

  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:52 AM

HogFan,

Man oh man that is a nice collections of ships. I will be watching out for your build photos.

Jeff

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:36 PM

Great stuff all 'round guys but Bruce, you hit the jackpot!!! 

Love me some big honkin' battleships and cruisers! I'd buy some if I only had the time to build them- ah retirement can't come soon enough... 

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

 

  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Thursday, January 31, 2019 4:50 PM

Landed today...............

Plus kit...........

and back.........

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Thursday, January 31, 2019 5:09 PM

PatW

Landed today...............

Plus kit...........

and back.........

 

Very nice arrival

Jeff

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, January 31, 2019 5:34 PM

PatW, I like the Gama goat, it gives me some interesting diorama ideas.

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, January 31, 2019 5:43 PM

OK, I had to satisfy another itch due to Steve's (Modelcrazy) thread about our first car, so I went out and bought a 1/25 78 Trans am model. An of course, I just could not stop there.

Here's the damage.

The Pontiacs:

The Chevys:

The Fords and Plymouths:

The 65 Chevy is near and dear to my heart because my father owned a SS327. All the rest are cars that I would have like to have owned. And of course my beloved 78 TA will be build as close to what I owned when I was young and dumb. And, yes, I wish I still had that car!

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:21 PM

mustang1989

I've been looking for one of these for a while as I'd like to build another custom panel van with some :quotes: goodies :quotes: in the back so I scrounged one up on Ebay today.

Image

 

Sweet choice Joe. That'll look totally boss once it's been treated to your bag of tricks.

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

  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:23 PM

hogfanfs

Well, here are the latest additions.

I have to say, I've got a thing for battleships! 

I got all three off eBay for about what I would have paid retail for the Kongo... Not too bad... 

 

Whoa! Now that's a dandy haul you landed Bruce. I'd fancy one of those Tamiya Tones myself. Good show.

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

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, February 02, 2019 7:29 PM

I worked 67 hour's this week. So, of course, my wife had to come up with a way to "DEPRIVE" me  of my cash. She bought stuff for the house. 

On the way home, I saw a second hand store that hasn't been open in two year's .

I got all these for $60.

 

All the kit's were sealed, exept the 57 Chevy. It's all there, just missing the instruction's.

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

  

 

    

  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, February 02, 2019 7:44 PM

That's an excellent 2nd hand store score Timmy. That'll teach your wife to not deprive you of all of your funds. 

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

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, February 02, 2019 8:35 PM

My wife want's to do some "Shopping" in Tucson tomorrow ( great....a 240 mile round trip)

Once again , I will be forced to pull the old " The truck wont run" trick......

I will let you all know what I get at the REAL hobby store.... ( I think I still have a few dollar's stashed in my sock ...)

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

  

 

    

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, February 02, 2019 9:07 PM

Been liquidating my stash on EBay recently.  I’ve decided to only keep my Airfix collection and a few other kits. So, I got some more red box goodies with some of the surplus funds!

 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, February 02, 2019 9:37 PM

Mopar Madness

Been liquidating my stash on EBay recently.  I’ve decided to only keep my Airfix collection and a few other kits. So, I got some more red box goodies with some of the surplus funds!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If Bish doesn't say it I will, bloody hell Chad! I've seen your "new" stash and it is extremely impressive.

BTW, I didn't see the HMS Victory.

  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, February 02, 2019 10:19 PM

Holy Smokes Chad. Ebay selling has been very very good to you. Fabulous choices.

"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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