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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, March 21, 2019 8:12 PM

Picked up some Airfix goodies and an old Frog!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Tamiya Me262

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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    March 2005
  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:20 PM

snapdragonxxx

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! 

Hi, James! When building US Navy aircraft, many of them have the edges of the landing gear doors outlined in red. The very easy way to paint them (and your tank's cutaway outlines) is to use a Testors paint marker (I'm sure there are other brands available, as well). These are felt-tipped markers with real enamel paint in them, but they work just like a Sharpie or Magic Marker. Makes it really easy to paint any edge, and you can do it as the last step in your painting.

Hope this info helps! Good Luck on the tank build.

Gary Mason

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:21 PM

Mopar Madness

Picked up some Airfix goodies and an old Frog!

Cool!!! I love Wallace & Gromit! Where did you find them?

Gary Mason

 

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:41 PM

I like that Concord 

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:36 PM

Steve - That's the ex-Heller Kit from 2004. The problem will be finding room for it when it’s built!

 

Gary - I found those on EBay.  The ultimate find would be the Anti-Pesto panel van from Curse if the Wererabbit!  I also bought this fella which is a combo of the other two. 

 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Tamiya Me262

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

  • Member since
    November 2004
Posted by snapdragonxxx on Friday, March 22, 2019 5:38 AM

Devil Dawg

 

 
snapdragonxxx

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! 

 

 

Hi, James! When building US Navy aircraft, many of them have the edges of the landing gear doors outlined in red. The very easy way to paint them (and your tank's cutaway outlines) is to use a Testors paint marker (I'm sure there are other brands available, as well). These are felt-tipped markers with real enamel paint in them, but they work just like a Sharpie or Magic Marker. Makes it really easy to paint any edge, and you can do it as the last step in your painting.

Hope this info helps! Good Luck on the tank build.

Gary Mason

 

 

Thanks for this Gary. I shall investigate As I have a particular shade of red in mind

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  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Friday, March 22, 2019 7:12 AM

Lindberg 32 Pickup Rod, 2 for £11.50 off ebay UK. One built and one still in bags. Will try to paint built one whilst thinking of how to further customise the other.

   

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, March 23, 2019 5:07 PM

That’s a cool looking rod there Pat.

 

As for me, yup... it’s an addiction. Squadron had this seriously discounted on clearance as part of their Spring Cleaning sale last week. The wonderful USPS delivered it yesterday...

 

 

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: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Saturday, March 23, 2019 8:29 PM

@MM,

I like that Concord too! And those Wallace & Gromit kits look really fun.

@Pat,

The Pick-up Rod looks like a steel!

Stick,

Nice! I got one like that at last years Squadron spring clearance!

 

As for me, I've been on a 1/350 ship kick

 

 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, March 23, 2019 9:38 PM

Bruce, NICE! Gotta love the Japanese heavies. I built the Eugen a couple years back and it makes into a very nice kit, especialy if you add some PE and wood deck. 

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:13 PM

Oh I’d love to have that Eugen!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Tamiya Me262

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:28 PM

What can I say Bruce, I am immensely impressed. That is indeed a sweet fleet.Big Smile

"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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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, March 25, 2019 1:32 PM

Picked up some nice items at Half Price Books.  The Squadron catalog I found behind a group of old magazines. Just so happens it’s the issue from 1973, the year I was born. 1/72 scale Airfix kits for $1.50!  The Nick Carter books are a quick read but action packed.  He was James bond before there was James bond. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Tamiya Me262

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

  • Member since
    September 2004
  • From: Denver
Posted by tankboy51 on Monday, March 25, 2019 6:06 PM

I rember having the Squadron issue that year!  I was 23 and a couple of years before a few freinds and I went the Squadron store in Chicago and bought a load of tank kits and figures. Seeing that issues brings back a lot of great memories.

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    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, March 25, 2019 6:32 PM

Cue "Also Spracht Zarathustra"!

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

https://flic.kr/p/24GZ8a2] [/url]EVA-02 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

OMG, it's finally here!  I have wanted a 2001 EVA pod since watching the movie as a wee lad, so naturally I was over the moon (or should that be Jupiter) when Moebius announced this kit.  But this thing is huge!  Why are US sci-fi kit makers so obsessed with McDonalds Super-Sized Extra Value Meal portions?  Maybe we as a nation are taken by over consumption.  Or is the mold cutting contractor in China unable to cut smaller parts and keep the details, which may actually be a factor.  Anyway, I hee'd and haw'd for some time trying to make up my mind if I was going to spring for a kit that could basically be used as a helmet.  But I am a sucker, so here I am during my lunch break, staring at a big, heavy box.

And now the downward spiral starts.  Shall I buy aftermarket stuff for the kit?  Ummm, may-be, maybe not.  Do I light it?  I think I have to.  Will I buy a $100 lighting kit?  I'll try not to.  This might be a good project to start designing my own lighting systems from scratch.  Someone is aready fitting actual functioning video screens to his kit, but I'm not going there.  Pinkie promise.  Too bad an astronaut figure was not included, although I'm sure the aftermarket people are scrambling to make various versions (seated, standing, and maybe even a Frank Poole figure, post "accident").

Now to sit back and watch the inevitable ambitious modeler (not me!) to start building a complete pod bay with three pods, Frank Poole and Dave Bowman, with working lights and sound.  And maybe even an AE-35 module.

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, March 25, 2019 8:54 PM

“Open the pod bay doors, please HAL.” I’ve GOT to get one of those someday!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Tamiya Me262

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, March 25, 2019 11:40 PM

I really like that cut-away Panther bunches! I may have to get one of those. That concord SST is a stunner too. And I'm always a sucker for any helicopters (stick). Heck, there are too many to address, but there are some really nice acquisitions everyone. 

Here are a couple space ones I got recently:

I also got this one a couple months ago to work in a GB; this is the results:

And I purchased this one also a couple months ago for another GB:

Juyst recently I purchased a 1/350 Banner kit of the Arizona in anticipation of a GB later this year. With it I ordered the wood deck, metal barrels, and the complete PE set. I will take a photo and add her to the thread later.

Wonderful additions everyone, simply wonderful.

Ben

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

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama (GB) - Staged

- 1/24 Lola T89 - DONE

- 90mm Greek Hoplite Resin Figure - Done

 

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 12:07 AM

Drums, the Saturn V is the one I built for the space GB.

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    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 11:44 AM

Couple more for the stash.

One day I'll get some time to build something. Yard work is eating into my free time right now. Trying to get as much done before Arizona becomes an oven. 

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    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 4:57 PM

Steve, Chad, Joe,

Thanks! I've already started acquiring PE for some of these kits! lol

 

@Chad,

That Squadron catalog is a fantastic find! And I've always been a fan of Isaac Asimov.

@Real,

Now that is a cool kit. I just seen it the other day, and I checked Tenacontrols only has a kit out for the Discovery...

@Drums,

I like that Man in Space Collection, very nice!

@GreySnake,

I hope the yard work doesn't take too much of your time. I'd like to see both of those kits built!

 

 

 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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    July 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 5:16 PM

Mopar Madness

“Open the pod bay doors, please HAL.” I’ve GOT to get one of those someday!

 

Im sorry Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.

 

holy smokes there is some great stuff showing up here in everybody’s hauls!!!! Too much good stuff!!!

All you lucky dogs!!!!

 

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 Tuesday, March 26, 2019 8:06 PM

stikpusher

 

 
Mopar Madness

“Open the pod bay doors, please HAL.” I’ve GOT to get one of those someday!

 

 

 

Im sorry Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.

 

Dasey Dasey give meee yourrr hhhaaarrrrtt toooooo.............

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 8:06 PM

stikpusher

 

 
Mopar Madness

“Open the pod bay doors, please HAL.” I’ve GOT to get one of those someday!

 

 

 

Im sorry Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.

 

Dasey Dasey give meee yourrr hhhaaarrrrtt toooooo.............

Hal? 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 8:27 PM

Oh WOW guys!!! Awesome stuff there!!!!!

Bruce and G I have to really congradulate you guys for those amazing ships and the 2001 pod!!! Heart

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 10:46 PM

 

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 Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:25 AM

Man, how iconic is that?! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Tamiya Me262

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

  • Member since
    September 2004
  • From: Denver
Posted by tankboy51 on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 11:03 AM

Now if they do the space station!  Or Aries moon lander!  Life will be complte!

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    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 11:20 AM

Mopar Madness

Man, how iconic is that?! 

 

EYE-conic.  Definitely.

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 2:05 PM

With so much cool stuff coming down the pipeline, I gotta clean house to make room!

https://flic.kr/p/dNsviD] [/url]Fuhrer in die haus! by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

Or ist zat "haus"?

Although not a recent acquisition, Der Fuhrer is a hilariously un-PC, 12" action figure that I found in Japan in the 1990's.  His vacuum cleaner (an odd Christmas stocking stuffer) is an allegedly functional mini-vac that plugs into a USB port.  It basically makes noise and does nothing else.  Try marketing this figure today; it was supposed to be part of a line of infamous personalities from WW II (Goering, Stalin, etc).  I never did see any of his cohorts hit the streets though.

I just hope I don't get investigated for something, as finding a Hitler doll in my house would not look good in court documents!

Maybe I should have trotted out the Dave Bowman 12" figure (actually it was just the suit - I had to source a body and head myself) instead.  A space suit is much better able to handle a vacuum.

Okay I'm stopping there.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 3:22 PM

Ha!  Ya, don't think that figure would get past the PC folks.

Picked up a couple bits for my Titanic build

Thanks,

John

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