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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, February 18, 2019 9:46 AM

John, it was lastreleased by Airfix in 2000, with a Swedish aircraft on the box. So as Chad says, e-bay is your best option. But it would not surprise me if Airfix re-released it, i can't see this being a big candidate for a new tooling.

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

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, February 18, 2019 11:59 AM

Bish

Some more nice additions Chad. I have the Nimrod as well, it is a biggy.

 

I guess I should add the TSR2 to the Holy Grail claim. EBay prices are out of control for that one.  Hopefully we’ll get a re-release in the coming years. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    August 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Monday, February 18, 2019 12:23 PM

picked a few things up at the IPMS Blizzcon show Stash 9

I couldn't believe the price on the North Carolina book, when I asked the guy he said he had a entire crate of them and he's selling them at 50% profit Stash 10

Two loves in one here a Bf110 and a night fighter Stash 11

Another great night fighter kit Then the best deal I got at the show Stash 12

I need to do a lot of research on this one before I go starting on her. I had also won three kits in the raffle, a Russian jet, a Revell German Leopard tank and the Incredible Hulk I ended up giving all three to kids who had entered models into the show since they was things I knew I would never build.

Clint

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, February 18, 2019 1:38 PM

Mopar Madness

 

 
Bish

Some more nice additions Chad. I have the Nimrod as well, it is a biggy.

 

 

 

I guess I should add the TSR2 to the Holy Grail claim. EBay prices are out of control for that one.  Hopefully we’ll get a re-release in the coming years. 

 

 

I'll second that, i have been keeping my eye out for one. Though i think that was designed before the 2006 Hornby take over, i think the Nimrod was one of the first of the new breed of kits.

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

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, February 18, 2019 6:14 PM

Great haul Clint!  I bet that 229 box is loaded with plastic!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    August 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Monday, February 18, 2019 7:33 PM

Mopar Madness

Great haul Clint!  I bet that 229 box is loaded with plastic!

 

oh it is I can't wait to start on it, it even has clear parts to show of all the internal detail.

Clint

  • Member since
    December 2018
Posted by Ted4321 on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:55 PM

Yep.  I did it.  

All the way from Japan. 

T e d

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    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:20 PM

Rambo

 

 
Mopar Madness

Great haul Clint!  I bet that 229 box is loaded with plastic!

 

 

 

oh it is I can't wait to start on it, it even has clear parts to show of all the internal detail.

 

 

IIRC - Toshi built that one awhile back.  Might dig up his build log on it as an aid.  I think it went together fairly well.

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Thursday, February 21, 2019 3:21 PM

Two GB kits arrived along with a Morgan yesterday pictured with others I've added since the end of last year. Demands at work and home have eased off the last couple of years hope to spend more free time on modeling. 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, February 22, 2019 10:28 AM

Rambo & Est. 1961: Nice hauls there!!! 

Est. 1961: Your photo doesn't show on my screen but I can see it by clicking on it. Dunno what's going on there. 

Ted: Eggcellent! (sorry Embarrassed)

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

 

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    July 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, February 22, 2019 1:03 PM

I have been sooooo busy at work, That I made too much money. ( my wife claimed it all ..... but she missed some.)

So I ordered these from Hobbylinc.

 

And then.... my wife "Suprized" me, with another workbench.

 

I dont know how to tell her, that I dont have any time to build anything at the workbench I already have.......

( But I will take it .... and just shut up ! Who know's what else she will buy me ,... out of guilt ! )

 

Gonna haveta make some adjustment's in the shop, to fit it all in...

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

  

 

    

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    January 2015
Posted by PFJN on Sunday, February 24, 2019 8:39 PM

Hi,

Today while at Micheals craft store I picked up a 3 shelf rolling cart to help me organize and store some of my model building stuff.  For now I have separated my decals, photo etch and other accessories on one shelf, my paint brushes, files, sandpaper and sanding blocks on another, and paints on the last shelf.  Hopefully tomorrow I can try and pick up some cheap "no-name" tupperware like bins to better sort the stuff, and also protect the metal shlves a little.  I guess it doesn't really count as a "model kit", though some assembly was required. Stick out tongue

PF

Cart

PS.  Ooops, I almost forgot, I also picked up this length of chain for $3-4, or so.  It looks to be close to 20 links/inch or so I hopefully may be handy for use either as a tow chain for some tank kits I am building or even anchor chain for small ship kits.  I just have to see if I can tarnish or tint it darker.

Chain 

1st Group Build

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, February 24, 2019 9:13 PM

Looks like you all have made some shop upgrades in both plastic and equipment.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, February 24, 2019 9:21 PM

Tonight I bought an Airfix rarity. Ive been patiently waiting for this rare RAF jet that could have been a magnificent addition to the RAF stock. But, it wasn’t meant to be as misguided politics shut down the program.

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 Monday, February 25, 2019 2:02 AM

Nicescore Clint, i got to try and grab myself a 72nd one soon.

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

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:25 AM

It appears everyone is doing a stellar job of enhancing their stashes. There are some really impressive acquisitions. Nice job folks.

I've been lagging behind here lately. Mainly due to having to spend rather unexpected time shoveling snow here the desert. But, it's worth it as we are desperate need of the water. 

I have scored a few kits between shifts though.

"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
    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 7:11 AM

Mopar Madness

Tonight I bought an Airfix rarity. Ive been patiently waiting for this rare RAF jet that could have been a magnificent addition to the RAF stock. But, it wasn’t meant to be as misguided politics shut down the program.

 

 

I didn't know they made that in 1/48! I'm drooling here, MM! Nice find.

 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 Tuesday, February 26, 2019 7:14 AM

JOE RIX

It appears everyone is doing a stellar job of enhancing their stashes. There are some really impressive acquisitions. Nice job folks.

I've been lagging behind here lately. Mainly due to having to spend rather unexpected time shoveling snow here the desert. But, it's worth it as we are desperate need of the water. 

I have scored a few kits between shifts though.

 

JOE RIX,

What scale are those ships? I'd really like to get my hands on 1/350 American CL.

 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 Tuesday, February 26, 2019 7:48 AM

 

It appears everyone is doing a stellar job of enhancing their stashes. There are some really impressive acquisitions. Nice job folks.

I've been lagging behind here lately. Mainly due to having to spend rather unexpected time shoveling snow here the desert. But, it's worth it as we are desperate need of the water. 

I have scored a few kits between shifts though.

 

 

 

JOE RIX,

What scale are those ships? I'd really like to get my hands on 1/350 American CL.

 

[/quote]They are both 1/700 scale, Bruce. If I'm not mistaken, I believe Dragon has a 1/350 USS Juneau. It seems to me I've seen it somewhere before.

"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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    September 2004
  • From: Denver
Posted by tankboy51 on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 11:54 AM

No, they all have been in 1/700.  I did a Atlanta class in resin a few years ago in 1/350. (Slightly converted to USS. San Juan, my Fathers ship.  Dragon did some nice destroyers and some escort carriers in 1/350 a while back.  Dragon was on good roll a few years ago.  Check out Trumpeter, they did a CL, the San Francisco, couple of versions in 1/350.

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    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 12:15 PM

Thanks, Joe Rix and tankboy51.

The only 1/350 CL's I could find were resin kits. Those aren't in the budget at the moment. And I do have the 1942 USS San Francisco. 

Thanks again for the information!

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 2:33 PM

Bruce, it’s not as refined as some of Airfix‘s later offerings but there are some fantastic aftermarket sets that will really enhance the beauty of this rare bird! 

Chad

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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 Thursday, February 28, 2019 12:16 PM

Mopar, that TSR kit looks gorgeous. And since it never went into production, you can have lots of fun with “what if?” builds of it. Say in the markings of Tornados of the various NATO users of that aircraft.

as for my stash...

This kit had a damaged box, so it was on clearance at the LHS the other day... The contents are just fine...

 

 

1/3 off... 

 

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 Thursday, February 28, 2019 12:27 PM

Xtradecal did do a couple of What If decal sheets for the TSR.2 in both 72nd and 48th. At least one of them was for a Gulf War scheme and another for the USAF. But i think you would have to go to e-bay to find them.

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

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, February 28, 2019 7:01 PM

tankboy51

No, they all have been in 1/700.  I did a Atlanta class in resin a few years ago in 1/350. (Slightly converted to USS. San Juan, my Fathers ship.  Dragon did some nice destroyers and some escort carriers in 1/350 a while back.  Dragon was on good roll a few years ago.  Check out Trumpeter, they did a CL, the San Francisco, couple of versions in 1/350.

 

Thanks for the clarification tankboy. Like I said, I wasn't rightly sure about there actually being a 1/350 scale CL. I'd sure like to see one also.

"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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    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:51 PM

went away for a week or so , came back and these were on my doorstep .thank's michael , think I finally got posting more than one pic at once .

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, March 1, 2019 1:01 AM

Nice haul!!!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, March 1, 2019 2:12 AM

nice looking additions Steve

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, March 1, 2019 6:42 AM

In the past i had built both vesions of Tamiyas Tiger II. The Porsche turreted kit was lost with most of my builds in 2003 and the Henschel one was in a bad state after several years of moving and storage.I had attempted to fix it last year but decided it was not worth saving. When it came to replacments i originallyh was going to go for the Dragon kits, which used to be my go to for armour. But realiseing that Dragon was falling behind and charging a fortune for the privilage i decided to check out some of the newer options. I am not big into interiours unless the diorama calls for it and all the reviews pointed to the meng kits. Noy only are they newer than Dragon at a better price but the reviews all point to them being the best basic kits out there, and i like how they offer interiours and zimm as extras so your not forking out for stuff you don't want. I picked up both versions from a buisness selling on e-bay fro 50 quid, you won't get a single Dragon kit for that.

Having looked them both over, the only extras i will be adding are some PE skirts and track gurds for each and the Meng Zimm decals for the Porsche turret option. Gone are the days when i automatucally bought every ;piece of AM for a kit before i even looked at it.

You get a nice 1:50,000 German map of the Caen sector in the Porsche kit as well.

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

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

  • Member since
    November 2004
Posted by snapdragonxxx on Friday, March 1, 2019 6:57 AM

Just arrived from my China source...


I have been inspecting it and it could be on my bench as soon as I finish the last bit of the Ki-45 Nick.

My initial assessment after looking at the manual is that this could be made to work. Everything is in the box, no AM stuff is needed. The brass chain is bright and should be black or at least a steel colour but I have already bought some blackened chain which should match the stuff in the kit from Mirror Models in Ireland!

I will not beat about the bush and say that this cost me £9.80 plus £10 registered shipping. Cheapest I can find here in the UK is £25.99 plus shipping and due mid march.

I do want to compare this to the Takom offering, of which there are several sets due from them with reference to the V2. My China supplier doesn't have the Takom one in and Pocketbond who are the importer for Takom here in the UK have the RRP set at an eye watering price of £49.99. in Germany I can get this for 42.50 € plus shipping!

My usual UK supplier does the Takom offering for £39.99 plus shipping. Might get one next week!

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