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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, April 18, 2019 5:51 PM

Nice.  That Esci Storch is a vintage gem!  The 109 takes me back too. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Friday, April 19, 2019 5:39 PM

Here's my stuff that I bought a few months back.

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                                                                  The resin detail set I bought a while back.

                                                               Also the A-wing and snow speeder.

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

  • Member since
    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, April 19, 2019 6:02 PM

German Armour

Here's my stuff that I bought a few months back.

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                                                                  The resin detail set I bought a while back.

                                                               Also the A-wing and snow speeder.

 

WOW!  Now that is a haul!  Great stuff!  I did the A-Wing....great kit.  Super fun to put together.

 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, April 19, 2019 6:04 PM

Bobby , I have sent you 3 PMs but they are not going thru for some reason. My settings are ok so might be on your side.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

  • Member since
    April, 2013
Posted by SchattenSpartan on Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:58 AM

I went on a bit of a shopping spree on a Chinese website roughly a month ago and the order finally arrived here today:

My armor stash consists mostly of German WW2 subjects already, so I decided to refrain from buying more of those. Naturally, that didn't really work out too well:

Those two should be some really fun what-if builds. The kits are very straight forward without being oversimplified and they seem to fit together really well.

Next in the box were those two beauties. Both are very competitively priced compared to Dragon's kits of the same vehicles and they also both look like better kits to be honest.

The Pz IV actually looks very similar to a Dragon kit, but with some clever engineering solutions that should make it a bit easier to assemble.

The Panther however really steals the show here. Dragon's Panthers are already nice kits, but the Rye Field kit really steps up the game and improves on the Dragon kit in all regards.

The instructions are a lot better, you get enough assembly options to recreate almost every Panther G ever produced and all the surface details are just as good or better than in the Dragon kit. It even seems to have a very subtle rolled steel texture molded into all the hull plates. To top it all off, you also get a full set of workable tracks in a kit less than half the price of the Dragon Panther Gs.

I've got something special planned for this one when I get around to building it. Yes, it involves turret armor skirts on a Pz IV F1.

And last but not least, this monster of a kit is also finally mine:

This is hands down the best aircraft kit I've ever seen. The surface detail is simply incredible, the cockpit actually gets really close to some resin detail sets and according to the reviews I've read it's an absolute joy to build.

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Saturday, April 20, 2019 7:07 PM

Hi,

Although I am being sent out of the country for an extended period of time, there was an IPMS show today in Northern VA, and I ended picking up a couple random kits.

TriMotor

2

FT17

The FT17 is something I've been wanting for awhile.  I had even ordered a slightly different version off eBay, but the vendor shut down without shipping it, so eBay refunded my money.  So I was happy to pick up this copy (without having to worry about shipping), and it cost me only about 2/3rds the price of the cheapest similar version that I could find on eBay.

The other models were all impulse buys, mostly because they seemed reasonably cheap, and were along the lines that interest my (like merchant/auxiliary ships or odd looking helicopters/planes).  The Liberty ship and the Burleigh were $30 combined, and all the rest were $4-10 a piece. Smile

Pat

1st Group Build

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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, April 20, 2019 8:56 PM

German, Schatten, you guys got some killer additions!

 

Last nite at IPMS a friend gifted me these two TOW M151s. One is started a bit, the other not. Trying to decide how to make them different...

 

 

Then I found this old beauty that one guy was selling. I built the same kit for my dad when I was a kid since it was the aircraft type that he worked on when he started with TWA in the 50’s. I’m gonna do a better job this time...

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    August, 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Sunday, April 21, 2019 7:27 AM

OOOOh the Liberty ship and the Burleigh are cool finds but my favorite is the Mu-1a float chopperr, I have not seen one of these and like to build one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

  • Member since
    August, 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Sunday, April 21, 2019 7:28 AM

I picked up the Heller version of the Connie that I intend to build into the original Airforce One someday. It looks like a great kit too.

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, April 21, 2019 8:55 AM

Jay Jay

I picked up the Heller version of the Connie that I intend to build into the original Airforce One someday. It looks like a great kit too.

 

Jay Jay, I look forward to seeing that Connie Air Force One. The Connie is such an elegant and distinctive looking aircraft.

I plan on doing a series of TWA airliners in memory of my father, since he worked for them for thirty some odd years. 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    February, 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, April 21, 2019 6:22 PM
This month’s purchases found some nice deals at a model swap meet and some good ebay bargains.
 
 
Now if I could only find a Dragon Puma and the newest Wittmann Tiger I without spending close to a couple hundred.
  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Monday, April 22, 2019 5:41 PM

Jay Jay

OOOOh the Liberty ship and the Burleigh are cool finds but my favorite is the Mu-1a float chopperr, I have not seen one of these and like to build one. 

Jay Jay,

Hi, I'm happy about the  Burleigh and Liberty ship because they are two kits I've kind of had in the back of my mind for awhile.  The Russian helos are fairly small kits, but had an interesting look to them.  Since I have two, if you want the float one let me know.  I'm out of the country right now, but should be back in early May and can send it to you if you want it.

Pat

1st Group Build

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 10:32 AM

Just got this one in from China.  My lady barber is an Indian nut (has two of them, 1:1's)

Turns out this is a double kit with PE wiring and wheels. Going to do one as a civvy and the other as the Mil Spec. Comes with decals and paint schemes for both the military and either red or green/gold for the civilian version.  Clean moldings, but a lot of fiddly,fragile stuff in the box.

  • Member since
    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 4:05 PM

From ebay UK, delivered today for just £8 plus postage...........

A possible race car?

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    April, 2013
Posted by SchattenSpartan on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 9:16 AM

I haven't paid my LHS a visit in a while, so I stopped by on my way home today.

Of course, that also inevitably lead to spending some money:

The 152 has a lot of issues, but luckily there are correction sets available for it. I got something a bit unusual planned for that one.

The Tiger II is an excellent kit and with a price tag of only 27€, I just couldn't resist. Smile

When I got home, there was a big box from Hobbylink Japan waiting for me:

With it being the Premium version of the kit, it comes with almost all of the separately available detail sets, as well as masks for the deck camouflage:

The only upgrade set not included is the wooden deck, but there really is no need for that with it all being painted green.

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 10:01 AM
Wow great kits SS

Clint

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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 12:30 PM

Greysnake and Sparten, you guys are getting some seriously good stuff here! Wow!

 

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, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 7:27 PM

The other day on eBay I was looking at 1/48 F6F-5s. I have not had one in my collection for about 8 years now. Well I can across this kit for half off with free shipping... basically $20. The only review I could find was a video review ( I hate video reviews, preferring to read at my own speed). Anyways, it turns out this is Eduard sprues with resin wheels and seats w/molded on harness (there will now be a spare in my bin) and four decal options. Not bad for $20...

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 10:32 PM

stikpusher

The other day on eBay I was looking at 1/48 F6F-5s. I have not had one in my collection for about 8 years now. Well I can across this kit for half off with free shipping... basically $20. The only review I could find was a video review ( I hate video reviews, preferring to read at my own speed). Anyways, it turns out this is Eduard sprues with resin wheels and seats w/molded on harness (there will now be a spare in my bin) and four decal options. Not bad for $20...

 

 

That is indeed an outstanding score Stik. The Eduard F6F series are unbelievably beautiful kits. Marvelous detail and engineering. 

"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, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 11:36 PM

Stik

Building that one now.  Small bits on the gear but otherwise a dandy

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:23 AM

I just ordered one 20.99 with free shipping on Ebay.  Been wanting a decent hellcat.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:24 AM

Oh wow great stuff guys!!!!! 

Love that Zukaku Clemens! 

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

 

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:32 PM

keavdog

I just ordered one 20.99 with free shipping on Ebay.  Been wanting a decent hellcat.

 

Joe, I sure can see that it is a beauty of a kit just looking at the sprues. Eduard has come a long way.

GH, I sure am a happy camper with this Hellcat. Just not sure if I want to use the kit decals or a different option.

Keav, you sure are getting a decent kit at a great price

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, April 25, 2019 10:17 PM

I'm liking 1/700 light cruisers.

USS San Diego, Atlanta class by Dragon.

USS Savannah, Brooklyn class by Niko. Resin kit.

USS Miami, Cleveland class by Pitroad.

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, April 26, 2019 12:39 PM

I was watching one of my classic airplane movies ... then I started surfing the web. Then I found

Thank you Hannants!

I always liked this movie even though it came out in Aug. 1941 still its one of my top 3 airplane movies.

Nick.

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, April 26, 2019 12:48 PM

Ohhhhh nice! Dive Bomber is pure eye candy, like Bridges at Tokyo Ri or The Final Countdown. And that SBD is the old Accurate Miniatures molds, so it’s the best 1/48 SBD kit out there currently.

 

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, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, April 26, 2019 6:41 PM

I ordered this a while ago during the Badger sale - showed up today.  Nice suprise - can't wait to try it out.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:42 AM

John, congrats on that sweet airbrush!  

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, April 27, 2019 11:35 PM

Tonight my wife and I hosted Modelcrazy (Steve) for one final farewell dinner before he heads back to Idaho and resumes life post transplant.  Steve knows my love of Airfix and shows up with 5 Airfix goodies for me and I’m over the moon!  The 1/24 Hurricane is still sealed and the AWACS Sentry has been on my “someday” list for years! That Sentry is going to be quite the shelf hog!  Thank you brother! 

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 Sunday, April 28, 2019 5:49 AM

Thats a very nice farewell gift you got there Chad. The AWACS is on my to buy list at some point, can't wait to see you build that.

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

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

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