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  • Member since
    April 2013
Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, April 28, 2019 7:12 AM

Yesterday, what I think is my most expensive modelling purchase to date arrived (and there wasn't even a single kit in the box Smile)

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, April 28, 2019 8:09 AM
Yikes

 

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 28, 2019 8:16 AM

Yikes indeed. Good luck with the Voyager PE, i hate the damn things. Wish i had not bought so many before i used one.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, April 28, 2019 8:37 AM

Nice haul! Just looking at those Aber PE sets makes my eyes hurt! 

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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    April 2013
Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, April 28, 2019 9:51 AM

Bish
Yikes indeed. Good luck with the Voyager PE, i hate the damn things. Wish i had not bought so many before i used one.

Is there anything in particular you dislike that much about them? I've only assembled a Fender set and some tool clamps made by them so far and didn't find them that much worse than Aber's stuff.

Of course the instructions are absolutely terrible, but that seems to be something almost all PE sets have in common.

I would prefer Aber etch, but they simply don't make sets for the tanks in question.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 28, 2019 10:33 AM

SchattenSpartan

 

 
Bish
Yikes indeed. Good luck with the Voyager PE, i hate the damn things. Wish i had not bought so many before i used one.

 

Is there anything in particular you dislike that much about them? I've only assembled a Fender set and some tool clamps made by them so far and didn't find them that much worse than Aber's stuff.

Of course the instructions are absolutely terrible, but that seems to be something almost all PE sets have in common.

I would prefer Aber etch, but they simply don't make sets for the tanks in question.

 

Mainly the instructions, and they seem to include lots more parts than you need and i am never sure if i have missed somthing.

I have stopped buying AM sets now unless i think a kit really needs it. And most of the modern kits don't IMHO. I have thrown to much money away on on stuff when the kit was perfectly fine. The Amusing Hobby sets don't need anything beyond some PE clamps and a metal barrel now and again.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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    April 2013
Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, April 28, 2019 12:54 PM

I don't plan on using everything in the sets, just the stuff that makes sense. Imo there are enough usable parts in those sets to warrant a purchase, but I do agree that a lot of it is simply unnecessary.

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, April 28, 2019 6:40 PM

That was a nice gift from MC.

Its so good to hear he is doing well. I really commend you for being a friend. 

If ever there was a ceiling model, that Sentry could be it.

Yep quite a lot of tank parts there. I sort of did that when I was a model railroader. Whole future train conversions. Then when I left that hobby I was stuck with most of it. 

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, April 28, 2019 7:51 PM

Nice gifts from Steve.  Picked up the big Hurricane last year from the club sale. I'll be watching for a wip when you get to it.

  • Member since
    January 2019
  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 8:54 PM

Hello everyone,

It's been awhile since I could look at this post. Everyone has got some outstanding additions to their stash. Here are a few items I picked up at a local show.

I won this track assembler in a raffle

A friend gave me this kit

I got the 2 Spits for $6.00...could not pass up that deal.

Jeff

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 9:21 PM

2 1/48 Tamiya Spits for $6 is hard to pass up!

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

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 11:51 AM

After being invited to Mopar Madness' home for dinner, he also gave me a gift.

The Hasegawa Egg T-4 Blue Impusle.

While at his house, he showed me some 3-D books for some future ship builds of his. I was so impressed that I immediately ordered the Akagi book followed by the Takao, North Carolina and Bismarck books when I returned home. The Bismarck book arived last night.

The Egg will go nicely next the the 1/72 Hase T-4 I did a few years ago for the Demonstration Team GB.

Thank you Chad!

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 5:59 PM

Drifter, that is a great batch of kits! And 2 Tamiya Spits for $6?! Wow! That is just this side of a steal! Way too good to be true!

MC, those look to be some good books. But for the life of me, I cannot fathom the attraction or popularity of those “egg” kits. I know “to each, his own”.... does not compute...

 

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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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 7:46 PM

My pleasure friend.  Model club won’t be the same without you! 

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

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 8:27 PM

stikpusher
But for the life of me, I cannot fathom the attraction or popularity of those “egg” kits. I know “to each, his own”

They're fun, diffrent and quick. A welcome light relief to the serious business of building ships Huh?

  • Member since
    November 2004
Posted by snapdragonxxx on Thursday, May 2, 2019 5:53 AM

On it's way to Yorkshire.

3 kits in one box. Should be a nice set of builds and will take some room up in the cabinet!

Just put my name down for:


Yes.. I am building up my stash!

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, May 2, 2019 10:14 AM

I hope that V-2 is on its way to Yorkshire via mail and not ballistic flight... Wink

The Maus looks like a nice project....

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, May 2, 2019 11:36 AM

modelcrazy

 

 
stikpusher
But for the life of me, I cannot fathom the attraction or popularity of those “egg” kits. I know “to each, his own”

 

They're fun, diffrent and quick. A welcome light relief to the serious business of building ships Huh?

 

Yeah, they're the closest thing to a quick cheap and dirty build I've seen yet. And an excellent palete cleanser between more serious items. 

 

Very cool stuff all around guys! 

Clemens: WOW!!! 

Steven & Chad: Very cool! If you're ever down here lemme know and I'll buy ya'll a cheeseburger..... 

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

 

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, May 2, 2019 2:59 PM

I bet there’s 5 pounds of plastic in that Maus box!

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

  • Member since
    March 2005
Posted by philo426 on Thursday, May 2, 2019 8:55 PM

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, May 2, 2019 9:44 PM

I’d love to have a 1:1 scale version of that Ranch Wagon!

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

  • Member since
    March 2005
Posted by philo426 on Thursday, May 2, 2019 10:29 PM

Yep Very cool wagon.Companion build to my AMT 57 Fairlane.  

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, May 2, 2019 10:58 PM

Nice man!

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

  • Member since
    March 2005
Posted by philo426 on Thursday, May 2, 2019 11:02 PM

Thanks I really like it!

  • Member since
    August 2004
  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Friday, May 3, 2019 5:51 AM

A Maus with a full interior. That would take me forever to build.

I have picked up a few smaller kits myself over the past couple of weeks. All Star Wars themed. 

 

 

Cary

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, May 3, 2019 6:31 AM

cwalker3

A Maus with a full interior. That would take me forever to build.

I have picked up a few smaller kits myself over the past couple of weeks. All Star Wars themed. 

 

 

 

 

MMMMM Nice haul you have.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, May 3, 2019 10:54 PM

Curious how the metal kit works out.  I picked this up after watching lawdog's build.  First time GWH kit - looks fantastic on inspection.  Now to match lawdogs paint skills...

Thanks,

John

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, May 5, 2019 5:21 PM

Been wanting to get a sea king to do one from the Falklands war for a while. After compareing the Airfix and Cyber Hobby kit, i opted for the latter.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, May 5, 2019 5:37 PM

I’ll be curious to see how this one stacks up to the Airfix offering. 

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

  • Member since
    January 2019
  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Sunday, May 5, 2019 6:06 PM

Bish

Been wanting to get a sea king to do one from the Falklands war for a while. After compareing the Airfix and Cyber Hobby kit, i opted for the latter.

 

Bish,

I look forward to seeing you put this one together. Yes

Jeff

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