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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, March 1, 2019 7:27 AM

Bish

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.

 

50 for both is a bargain!  Your definitely not getting 2 Dragon Tiger kits for that little! 

Chad

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Posted by Rambo on Friday, March 1, 2019 7:30 AM
Bish : Those look like some great kits at a really good price. James: Great deal you got, I'm wanting one of them myself.

Clint

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Posted by Bish on Friday, March 1, 2019 7:33 AM

snapdragonxxx

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!

 

Will be interesting to see how they compare, been wanting one of these for years, i had not realised AM had released it on its own.

I am gussing you got your from dawns on e-bay judging by the shipping cost.

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

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

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Posted by Bish on Friday, March 1, 2019 7:34 AM

Mopar Madness

 

 
Bish

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.

 

 

 

50 for both is a bargain!  Your definitely not getting 2 Dragon Tiger kits for that little! 

 

 

The way its going, i can't seeing me geting any Dragon kits full stop. Are think they are falling behind fast and getting desperate.

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

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

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Posted by Bish on Friday, March 1, 2019 7:35 AM

Rambo
Bish : Those look like some great kits at a really good price. James: Great deal you got, I'm wanting one of them myself.
 

They are deffinetly. But even from other sellers i would say they are worth it. 40 or 50 each would not be expensive for these.

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

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

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Friday, March 1, 2019 8:06 AM

Bish

 

 
snapdragonxxx

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!

 

 

 

Will be interesting to see how they compare, been wanting one of these for years, i had not realised AM had released it on its own.

I am gussing you got your from dawns on e-bay judging by the shipping cost.

 

I did. It usually takes a week for it to get here and you get a tracking number. I think that if you deduct the shipping price which modellers should reguard as an occupational hazard, £9.80 verses the UK price of £25.99 is really a huge saving!

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Posted by Bish on Friday, March 1, 2019 8:33 AM

snapdragonxxx

 

 
Bish

 

 
snapdragonxxx

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!

 

 

 

Will be interesting to see how they compare, been wanting one of these for years, i had not realised AM had released it on its own.

I am gussing you got your from dawns on e-bay judging by the shipping cost.

 

 

 

I did. It usually takes a week for it to get here and you get a tracking number. I think that if you deduct the shipping price which modellers should reguard as an occupational hazard, £9.80 verses the UK price of £25.99 is really a huge saving!

 

I have used them for quite a few kits, especially AM ones. But i do think their shipping is high and they use this to make it look like they have cheap prices. I have seen other sellers from China with the same item at a more realistic price and free shipping.

So if you look at that crane, the actual price of £19.80 while it is cheaper isn't as big a saving as it looks. I have als noticed in the past that they don't combine shipping, which tells me they are useing the shipping to make up the differance. I have moved away from them recently chooseing other sellers even if it costs a few quid more.

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

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

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Monday, March 4, 2019 11:53 AM

Bish, those Meng Tiger IIs are amazing kits.
Just a little heads-up regarding the only real flaw I could find with them: They sit way too high on their suspension, so you might want to lower it a tad (and make the rear end sag like on so many pictures of those tanks).

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Posted by Bish on Monday, March 4, 2019 2:17 PM

SchattenSpartan

Bish, those Meng Tiger IIs are amazing kits.
Just a little heads-up regarding the only real flaw I could find with them: They sit way too high on their suspension, so you might want to lower it a tad (and make the rear end sag like on so many pictures of those tanks).

 

Cheers for the heads up. I'll make a note of that. I know they used the Bovvy Tiger for referance. I wounder if that is missing interiour parts which make it lighter so the suspension sits higher.

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

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

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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, March 4, 2019 4:16 PM

I have been piddling around with small purchases for my 1/350 Airizona. Recently I got several different P.E. kits for the rails, cranes, boats, and catupult. I also recently received the metal turned guns I ordered for it. I'm still waiting for the recently purchased wood deck for it. I'm getting all of this in anticipation of the U.S. ship group build later this year. 

I also ordered some 1/16 figures (4) for my on-going kubelwagen build:

http://jeffshiu.lsft.com/product73.html

Once they arrive the final stretch of the kubel build will occur. 

Ben

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 90mm Greek Hoplite Resin Figure - Done

- 120mm SS Panzer Officer - Done

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, March 4, 2019 5:30 PM

DRUMS01
I'm getting all of this in anticipation of the U.S. ship group build later this year. 

Yes

The Arizona will be a great addition. I too have a wood deck on order for it. I already have the GGM PE set but haven't ordered the barrels yet. I will be building the North Carolina for the build. 

5 more months. 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, March 4, 2019 6:36 PM

Picked up some nice BAe Hawks this weekend along with the 1/600 King George V, Moskva, and HMS Belfast. Those three vintage Airfix maritime kits hold up somewhat well even though they are quite old.

 

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 1:55 AM

I have been eyeing up that last Hawk myself, they look like nice kits. I am doing the belfast for Steves British Ships GB, should be getting to that in a month or 2.

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

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

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 3:52 AM
I've got the first Hawk but the other 3 look great. Hmm

 

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 11:44 AM

Bish
Cheers for the heads up. I'll make a note of that. I know they used the Bovvy Tiger for referance. I wounder if that is missing interiour parts which make it lighter so the suspension sits higher.

I've been to Bovington last year and their Tiger II is in pretty bad shape to be honest, with an entire roadwheel pair, including the suspension arm, missing completely. It even leans to one side as a result of that.

I don't know how it looks internally, but I doubt that suspension still works properly.

All that being said, Its stance looks pretty good to me height-wise.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 11:47 AM

Oh wow that's some awesome stuff guys! 

Chad: That Hawk with the Union flag paint scheme is totally badass!!! 

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

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 12:04 PM

Chad, you bought stock in Airfix, didn't you?!?

They look like amazing kits.

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by PatW on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 4:53 PM

Via ebay UK, and with two bodies, what a bonus!

Oh and a few days ago, again from ebay UK, with just one very small part missing...

Remember , common sense is not common.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 4:55 PM

hogfanfs

Chad, you bought stock in Airfix, didn't you?!?

They look like amazing kits.

 

Bruce, lol, you’d think so right?! 

Chad

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 4:57 PM

Pat, that Orange Hauler sure brings back some memories. I remember seeing that on the store shelves when I was a kid thinking that was one crazy looking car!

Chad

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:03 PM

I picked up this set yesterday...

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:42 PM

SchattenSpartan

 

 
Bish
Cheers for the heads up. I'll make a note of that. I know they used the Bovvy Tiger for referance. I wounder if that is missing interiour parts which make it lighter so the suspension sits higher.

 

I've been to Bovington last year and their Tiger II is in pretty bad shape to be honest, with an entire roadwheel pair, including the suspension arm, missing completely. It even leans to one side as a result of that.

I don't know how it looks internally, but I doubt that suspension still works properly.

All that being said, Its stance looks pretty good to me height-wise.

 

You mean that station on the rear right. I believe that been missing for years, before Bovvy got there hands on it. I am not sure if its the result of damage recieved when it was fired at in 1944. That might cause it to to lean slightly. The suspension looks pretty good, if that had gone you would know about 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

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 3:53 PM

Stik, I feel an allied diorama coming on! 

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 3:54 PM

Bish
You mean that station on the rear right. I believe that been missing for years, before Bovvy got there hands on it. I am not sure if its the result of damage recieved when it was fired at in 1944. That might cause it to to lean slightly. The suspension looks pretty good, if that had gone you would know about it.

I just checked my photos. For some reason I thought it was supported by wooden blocks, but that's the Munster Tiger II, Bovington's cat is still sitting on its own suspension.

However, there are actually two wheel stations missing on the right side.

The stance looks perfectly fine on the left, but it's a bit of a mess on the right side:

I couldn't find a photo that shows the lean properly, but it's there and very noticeable if you stare at it long enough.

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Posted by PatW on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 5:12 PM

Thanks Mopar Madness, we don't see many 'old' US kits here so we have to grab them when we can!

Now to build the already Orange one as per the box art/instructions, and the 'Grey' one as perhaps something totally different!

Remember , common sense is not common.

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Posted by Rambo on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 9:44 AM

Bought these two at the IPMS Roscoe Turner in Indianapolis last weekend

Stash 16

I've been looking for this for a long time now. Found the J first and thought well I might be able to back date it to the Nam era then on the last row of vendors I found the A so picked it up since it was the one I was really wanting. Might sell or trade the J. Also won 5 kits gave two away to teens who had entered something into the contest, A MIG 15 and a 1/72 F-22. Here are the other 3 Stash 17

Stash 18

I know nothing about moderen jets or even what that last one is except its British with South Korean markings.

Clint

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 11:14 AM

Clint, the Hawk is primarily a trainer aircraft. The Mk. 67 is one of a number of export versions, this one being specfically for S. Korea. the Koreans retired them a few years back.

The Hawk has been around since the mid 70's and is best known as the current mount of the Red Arrows.

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

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

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 11:58 AM

That Hawk looks like a great kit! I bet it’s much better than the Airfix equivalent.

Chad

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  • From: Danville, Virginia
Posted by Captain Cole on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 4:31 PM

ridleusmc

I went a little nuts at an IPMS Show in Dayton.  

Which one to build next?  I'm thinking Wildcat.  

 

Lloyd Hunter Cole

S/Sgt,USMC 73-87

Capt,Inf VDF

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  • From: Danville, Virginia
Posted by Captain Cole on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 4:41 PM
Hey Brother! You wouldn't want to get rid of the Phrog ? If so maybe we can work out a trade or sale for it. I flew on the Phrog many a time while I ws based at K-Bay. My email is captlhcole91 @gmail.com

Lloyd Hunter Cole

S/Sgt,USMC 73-87

Capt,Inf VDF

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