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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, May 5, 2019 6:07 PM

Mopar Madness

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

 

The reviews seemed to show them both very well detailed, though the CH kit coems with 2 rotor options. Given how close they seemed to be, the main decideing factor was the £7 price difference.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd S-100/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, May 11, 2019 12:30 PM

Picked up some Airfix/Heller goodies.

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
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, May 11, 2019 12:47 PM

You have that TSR.2, lucky bugger.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd S-100/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, May 11, 2019 12:52 PM

A jewel in the collection for sure my friend. You would think Airfix would re-release these due to their popularity on the secondary market! 

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
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, May 11, 2019 12:55 PM

Mopar Madness

A jewel in the collection for sure my friend. You would think Airfix would re-release these due to their popularity on the secondary market! 

 

You never know, it might just be on their to-do list.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd S-100/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, May 12, 2019 4:06 AM

Ordered this one after Stik's recommendation as a rebox of the Eduard kit.  Initial inspection confirms - really nice detail.  Resin wheels ( in addition to the kit wheels ) and resin seats.  Markings for 4 aircraft - pretty sweet deal for $20 on ebay (with free shipping).  I've been wanting to add a Hellcat after finishing my Wildcat.

Thanks,

John

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

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, May 13, 2019 6:51 PM

So...I am as clumsy as the come, and I spill my Tamiya cement and more so, my Micro Set and Sol ALL THE TIME.  I was telling someone about my latest Micro Sol incident (yeah, lost most of it on the table LOL!) and today I receive a VERY generous gift!!  Thank you Bish, you rock mate!

Where have these things been all my life!  LOL!  These are amazing!  And the their website has more stands and tools!  These gems come with three extra holders you can change out to fit any size bottle!

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, May 13, 2019 8:52 PM

Chad, great score! I wouldn't mind having any one of those. 

Keavdog, nice looking Hellcat. I need one for the stash.

Nice Bobby, I always need something ro kerp my meat hooks from knocking something over.

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, May 13, 2019 9:23 PM

keavdog

Ordered this one after Stik's recommendation as a rebox of the Eduard kit.  Initial inspection confirms - really nice detail.  Resin wheels ( in addition to the kit wheels ) and resin seats.  Markings for 4 aircraft - pretty sweet deal for $20 on ebay (with free shipping).  I've been wanting to add a Hellcat after finishing my Wildcat.

 

Oh John. You are really gonna like it.Big SmileYes

"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
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, May 13, 2019 9:23 PM

Eagle90/Bish those are great.  I too have spilled the tamiya cement.... I've spilled many of the intentional horrible design microset/sol.  Great idea 

Thanks,

John

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

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, May 13, 2019 9:28 PM

Eagle90

So...I am as clumsy as the come, and I spill my Tamiya cement and more so, my Micro Set and Sol ALL THE TIME.  I was telling someone about my latest Micro Sol incident (yeah, lost most of it on the table LOL!) and today I receive a VERY generous gift!!  Thank you Bish, you rock mate!

Where have these things been all my life!  LOL!  These are amazing!  And the their website has more stands and tools!  These gems come with three extra holders you can change out to fit any size bottle!

 

 

Those are slick Bobby. A noble gift from Bish indeed. I've yet to have any such mishap. Yet. But, I know my days are numbered and have considered some kind of fail safe holder myself. Those look to be likely candidates. I'm not so much worried about my own clumsiness but, rather the curiosity of our fairly new cat who likes to jump up on my bench and be "helpful" that concerns me.

"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 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, May 13, 2019 9:44 PM

Refreshing to see that everyone is continuing to enhance their stashes with some quality booty. Great stuff coming into the fold folks.

I've added a few choice items myself recently.

I purchased the Beechcraft and the Mig-25 simply for nostalgia's sake. I built these kits back when I was in high school and they hung from my ceiling for several years after I left home. They were eventually trashed when my folks clened out my room.

I finally picked this up while visiting my LHS this weekend. Thrilled to add this beaut.

Then got this sweet kit from Scale Hobbyist. 

"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
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:01 PM

Glad you like em Bobby. In the few months i have had mine i bet they have saved me a few quid in lost micro and weld. Not to mention spilling the weld over kit parts. I haven't split a drop since getting them.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd S-100/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:04 PM

Just got my June issue of Airfix Model World Magazine in the mail and there was a nice surprise included.  A supplement showcasing the new 1/24 Hellcat.  I have one preordered so this will pair nicely!  A few more goodies added to the stash too. 

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
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:44 PM

Whaaa? Airfix makes a U-boat?

Buddy is going to be jealous of that Mini.

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:51 PM

Lol, I think they “borrowed” the molds from Mirage.  But it’s pretty nice.  He‘ll be less impressed at the fact the tires have no tread detail whatsoever!! Kind of a letdown!  I can’t find any aftermarket tires either. Bang Head

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
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11:02 PM

Joe..color me jealous on the Staggerwing. Was top of the pile in her day and still a beautiful aircraft.  I know your build will do her proud.

  • Member since
    July 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, May 26, 2019 6:50 PM

 OK....

I'm in Wal-Mart's parking lot , just so I can show you what my wife let me get a few day's ago.

I couldnt wait to get to this one..... it's on my bench right now. Hopefully I can get some time later this week, and show you some progress.

I also got these...

And..... I know, ...I know.... this isn't a railroad forum. But, I got a PILE of HO scale stuff. And, I couldnt wait to get them on the bench, sooo...

 

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 27, 2019 8:30 AM

Those are some awesome choices guys!!! 

Joe: Love the Airfix 1/72nd B-17G. Having built the new Revell Germany kit a few years ago I hear this kit is even better! 

Tim: Nice haul! Hope you get your internet issues straightened out. I had to deal with some really bad wi-fi over vacation/holiday and seems I can't live without internet access... 

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, May 31, 2019 7:11 AM

got these yesterday by UP'S..

Nick.

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, May 31, 2019 7:28 AM

Timmy: What an awesome and unique score you got there. I particularly like the Robert E. Lee. That is certainly a wonderful subject. The HO stuff is also a cool score.  I'm gladyou shared that on here.

Gamera: Thanks. The fact that it seems the nicest 1/72 B-17 out there is precisely why I snagged it. When I got it at the LHS, the owner was telling me what a sweet kit it is and that I was fortunate to grab  it as he was currently unable to get any more due to availability.

Harkening back to the nostalgic, I looked to pick up a 1/72 Williams Bros. C-46 Commando. Yet another fun kit I built when I was a young 'un. I ended up winning both of these on ebay. From what I understand, the one in the newer box, the first one, actually has a remold of the interior floor that has better fit. The original was a bit short in width.

And then this caught my interest on the FB auction and managed to win it for cheap. Really cool subject and appears to be a rather nicely molded kit:

"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
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, May 31, 2019 8:21 AM

Going commando huh Joe? LOL. Nice Maru as well.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 31, 2019 10:38 AM

Good luck with the B-17 Joe, I hope you post photos when you get around to building her. 

And really cool buys there Joe and Nick! Love Kamikawa Maru! 

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

 

  • Member since
    September 2011
  • From: Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA
Posted by Tom Hering on Friday, May 31, 2019 4:51 PM

Nostalgia rules! Recently purchased:

One of the first models I built as a child - purchased with my own money ($1.49) when I was 11. The Jo-Han Chrysler Turbine. Original 1965 "brown box" issue. I won't be putting this together. I like to open the box and just look at those beautifully colored parts. Memories! (The kit's tires were completely deteriorated, so I've added some '60s whitewalls from Moebius Models to the box.)

Pegasus Moonlander. I have always loved this (and all the other Bonestell / von Braun spaceships of the 1950s). So glad someone finally produced an injection kit of the subject.

"A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success" - Elbert Hubbard

"Perfect is the enemy of good" - attributed to Voltaire

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, May 31, 2019 7:00 PM

Very cool Tom Big Smile

  • Member since
    September 2011
  • From: Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA
Posted by Tom Hering on Friday, May 31, 2019 8:16 PM

modelcrazy

Very cool Tom Big Smile

 

I agree! Big Smile

"A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success" - Elbert Hubbard

"Perfect is the enemy of good" - attributed to Voltaire

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, June 1, 2019 5:11 PM

Sharkmouth F-4E arrived from ebay and has a full resin blackbox set with it. Along with the General and a really nice Bronco

Thanks,

John

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

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, June 6, 2019 9:28 AM

very cool items I couldn't pass this up... I have built this kit soooo many times in my yout oh youuuuths that I still possess some were.

Nick.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:41 PM

Tom, Keav, Nick: Still not much of an auto modeler, I can't get a gloss coat to look right to save my life but still very cool guys!!! 

Tom: Love that von Braun moon lander. I love looking though paintings of what people used to think the future was going to look like. 

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

 

  • Member since
    September 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Friday, June 7, 2019 12:39 PM

Can't wait to get home and look this one over!

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111

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