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  • Member since
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  • From: Denver
Posted by tankboy51 on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 5:14 PM

Along some various paints I got the new Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire and the new Tamiya Sheridan in 1/35 scale.  I did their old Sheridan, oh, 35 years ago.  It's not my favorite vehicle by a long shot, but it looks good enough.  I think that the Acameny kits are nice as well.  (I never have compared a model to paper drawing, close enough is my philosophy.)

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    August 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 5:22 PM
Bish: Thanks for the info I'm probably going to trade or sell it but now I know what it is.

Clint

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  • From: Tucson, AZ
Posted by Archangel Shooter on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 7:24 PM

 

Looks like I'm geting back into German armor again. Got this on a Deal of the Day special for around $38. This is my first Takom kit and taking a peep inside the box, I'm blown away by the number of sprues and parts. Very impressive kit. 

 

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 On the bench: So many hanger queens.

 

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 7:47 PM
Great deal on that Panther it looks to be a fantastic kit

Clint

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:02 AM

Archangel Shooter

 

Looks like I'm geting back into German armor again. Got this on a Deal of the Day special for around $38. This is my first Takom kit and taking a peep inside the box, I'm blown away by the number of sprues and parts. Very impressive kit. 

 

 

Thats a good deal for that kit. I am not into the full interiours myself and am leaning more towards the meng kits, but both companies seem to be taking the lead on armour subjects.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:31 AM

Agreed, both Meng and Takom are really stepping up their game lately. I like Meng a bit more personally, simply because of the modular approach they decided on for their German armor kits.

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:22 AM

Archangel Shooter

 

Looks like I'm geting back into German armor again. Got this on a Deal of the Day special for around $38. This is my first Takom kit and taking a peep inside the box, I'm blown away by the number of sprues and parts. Very impressive kit. 

 

 

Nice grab! I almost bought the other Panther offering on that deal of the day. This is the one with the clear turret, correct?

And I do like the idea of an interior, I'd like to build one where the top half of the hull in not attached to show the interior. 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:16 PM

Just a couple of new additions. 

"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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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:33 AM

But the b25 a years back.  Is the intruder 1/48?  How is the kit?  I did the revelle one a while ago and would like to see a nicer kit. 

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, March 14, 2019 9:51 AM

keavdog

But the b25 a years back.  Is the intruder 1/48?  How is the kit?  I did the revelle one a while ago and would like to see a nicer kit. 

 

The A-6 is actually 1/72. Rather nice looking kit for it's age. A little bit of flash on it here and there but, nothing apparently to terrible to clean up. I've been wanting to add one of these Fujimi kits to my stash as I was lacking an A-6 for USN aircraft stash.

"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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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Thursday, March 14, 2019 6:01 PM

    Just picked up ICMs 1/24 scale G4 German staff car. Looks like it will be way more buildable than the ROG 1/35th I shelved a few years back.

      Also treated myself to a 1/1 scale 2017 F-150 4WD pickup. First nearly new truck I have had in over 20yrs. It has more bells and whistles than I know how to use however I finally have a vehicle with a working speedometer and gas gauge in the same instument cluster.

   If it isn't obvious I'm pretty excited about it. I like the G4 too, just harder to drive that one.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by waynec on Thursday, March 14, 2019 8:04 PM

Won a 1/35 T-62 with mine plow circa 1975 so too late for Golan Heights. Probably use it for club Christmas party. Got the latest Meng egg tank Matilda, Meng 1/35 1914/1920 ROLLS ROYCE armoured car that I will add to the Russian Civil War class I teach, and the OTS Takom Russian 537 8x8 trucks. At the AMPS auction I got the Trumpeter STRYKER mortar and LAV mortar. Ps after being an M60A2 plt leader I was the battalion 107mm mortar plt leader.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, March 14, 2019 8:40 PM

This came in today from Japan. It was the pinicle of my wishlist. I prpbably won't get to it for a couple of years but need to save up for the AM parts now. I am really looking forward to this kit. It's got over 800 parts and is a big box.

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  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:09 PM
Wow MC I'm jealous I'll be waiting for your WIP on this one.

Clint

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, March 15, 2019 8:19 AM

modelcrazy

This came in today from Japan. It was the pinicle of my wishlist. I prpbably won't get to it for a couple of years but need to save up for the AM parts now. I am really looking forward to this kit. It's got over 800 parts and is a big box.

 

WooHoo!! I see a Japanese GB in our future!

The Akagi, in your hands, will be one truely epic build, Steve! 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, March 15, 2019 9:49 AM

Thank you Bruce.

I orderd the super detail set last night which includes a wood deck for half the asking price off eBay. All I need now is some extra planes (Hase doesn't supply very many) some figures and maybe metal barrels for the 20 cm and 12 cm guns.

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, March 15, 2019 10:08 AM

Wow Steve this one looks like a freaking museum masterpiece. Can’t wait to see your majic on this one.

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

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 15, 2019 11:30 AM

Again awesome stuff guys!!! 

Steve: That Akagi is amazing! Really looking forward to your Japanese navy GB just to see you build her! And that detail set is the cherry on top of the sunday! 

 

Armornut: Congrads on your even bigger 1/1 scale pick-up!!! Last new vehicle I had it took me months to try to figure out the radio/MP3 player/GPS system... Dunce

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

 

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, March 15, 2019 12:23 PM

modelcrazy

I orderd the super detail set last night which includes a wood deck for half the asking price off eBay. All I need now is some extra planes (Hase doesn't supply very many) 

 

 

well, if you model her at Midway in the final moments before Lt Best and the First Division of Bombing Six struck, according to Shattered Sword, all that was on her deck at that time was a flight of Zeroes. That would be three. And one of those took off... talk about a moment in time... 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, March 15, 2019 1:00 PM

stikpusher
all that was on her deck at that time was a flight of Zeroes. That would be three. And one of those took off... talk about a moment in time... 

Hmmm. Hmm You know I like modeling moments in time.

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  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, March 16, 2019 12:58 PM

Pick ups from the last couple of months. Got some good decals between ebay and my LHS.

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, March 16, 2019 5:00 PM

Thats a lota armor.

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, March 18, 2019 1:44 PM

https://flic.kr/p/T6onXJ] [/url]Chaika-01 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

This isn't my usual thing, but I have harbored a fascination with Polikarpov's ultimate development of it's biplane fighter line since I started buying Model Graphix magazine in the early 1980s.  They had some kind of fixaton with Finnish WW II subjects at the time, so month after month it was Finland-Finland-Finland!  Anyway, after seeing many articles of beautifully tarted up Heller 1/72 kits as well as a full-scale walkaround, I wanted a good kit of this tubby little fighter plane - but it had to be in Finnish markings and have skis!

https://flic.kr/p/24C2bEV] [/url]Chaika-06 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

I did get the Heller kit, reboxed by SMER  believe, but it was pretty simple.  I tried to build the 1/48 Classic Airframes kit, but that was before I could tackle multi-media limited run kits.  Now ICM has offered a brand new kit in 1/32 scale.  But it's not some dodgy old-school Eastern European dinosaur that looked like it used hard cheese for the molds, but a thoroughly modern long run injection molded kit.

https://flic.kr/p/24C2bzV] [/url]Chaika-07 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

But the old swastika ban rears its head, and so the kit's Finnish national insignia have the trailing "arms" as separate segments.  I know I will just bodge them up and have crazy looking markings, so I got a mask set from Montex, which includes national insignia as well as individual markings.

https://flic.kr/p/24C2bMD] [/url]Chaika-03 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

And just to needlessly spend more money, I got an instrument panel from Yahu.

https://flic.kr/p/T6oo19] [/url]Chaika-05 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

And on the subject of Model Graphix magazine's "Finland phase", they also had an article of Finnish BMP-1s and T-72s, plus a build of a resin BMP-1.  The splinter camouflage caught my fancy, and so when DML's kit appeared, I bought it and modded it to represent a Finnish vehicle.  The decal sheet even included the serial number of the vehicle featured in the magazine walkaround!

https://flic.kr/p/2faa8Aq] [/url]BMP-1 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

DML's BMP-1 has since been superseded by newer kits, so I might have another go at it.  I also have a Tamiya T-72 in the stash, and found a Finnish decal sheet for it!  Oh gosh, that Finland thing is contagious...

 

 

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    November 2004
Posted by snapdragonxxx on Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:33 AM

This is now in my grubby little hands:

 

For those who are interested, it is the same kit as their original release with the clear upper hull.

The changes are the following:

The clear sprue that contained the clear upper hull and turret parts is now in standard plastic

There is also a cut away sprue too

This should please both modellers who like to build the interior then hide it or the others who can now build a museum type display kit.

BE WARNED:

I have had chance to look through the instructions. The cutaway sprue is NOT REFERENCED in any way, and the builder must make their own substitutions.

ALSO, some interior parts will have to be altered such as the firewall and the upper hull support behind the driver/radio operator IF you use the cutaway. RFM didn't think about that one!

Still, this promises to produce some fabulous builds but spend time and PLAN your build, especially if using the hull cut out shell.

My dilemma is just how to paint the cut out portion edge red, and when!

Aber have brought out a metal barrel for this:

http://www.aber.net.pl/detal,1481.html

Which I have aquired this morning!

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:19 AM

Snapp, that looks like it will be one sweet looking project! A much better way to show off all of that interior compared to clear upper hull and turret parts.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:44 PM

It’s an addiction... I swear it is...

 

So at IPMS this past Friday, I picked up this little gem for a great price....

 

 

and then I picked up this Fujimi 109K with a few goodies (resin cockpit, PE detail set, white metal tail wheel and strut) for trading purposes

 

 

since Clint here had picked up this baby, long on my wanted list, and was looking for a trade... Clint, yours is en route, and this beauty arrived the other day

 

 

Then a stop by the local Hobby Lobby found this nifty little set... too bad it didn’t come with a second TIE to round out the trio

 

 

Well, that’s all for now with my habit...

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, March 21, 2019 4:36 PM

Nice little haul there Stik. That M1117 looks interesting, not seen that vehicle before.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, March 21, 2019 5:47 PM

Bish

Nice little haul there Stik. That M1117 looks interesting, not seen that vehicle before.

 

That it does Bish. It’s an updated version of the Vietnam era Cadillac Gage V-100 armored cars with add on external ceramic armor, and the turret used on later LVTPs/AAVs. To me it looks like it could be in Aliens.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, March 21, 2019 5:54 PM

I thought the turret looked familiar, and yes it does. The recent conflicts have brought about an interesting selection of vehiles that make a nice change from the heavy armour.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, March 21, 2019 7:58 PM

That Tie set looks pretty darn cool!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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