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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 14, 2019 2:15 PM

Gee, a week and no one has bought anything!?!?

Anyway, I have been waiting for over a year for this. Dragon had it listed as being out about a year ago and I pre-ordered it. So finally HobbyLink Japan gets it! Christmas in June!!!

It's friggin' huge! The hull is about a foot / 300mm long! 

The S-35 was on sale so I added it to the shipment. Looks like a super nice kit. 

And this finally came in:

Not much of a cat person but still the figure is pretty cute. The tail comes as a separate part:

 

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

 

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, June 14, 2019 2:42 PM

I’ve seen that Type 4 box in my LHS.  It was quite large!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Friday, June 14, 2019 8:09 PM

Gamera

Gee, a week and no one has bought anything!?!?

Anyway, I have been waiting for over a year for this. Dragon had it listed as being out about a year ago and I pre-ordered it. So finally HobbyLink Japan gets it! Christmas in June!!!

It's friggin' huge! The hull is about a foot / 300mm long! 

The S-35 was on sale so I added it to the shipment. Looks like a super nice kit. 

And this finally came in:

Not much of a cat person but still the figure is pretty cute. The tail comes as a separate part:

 

 

Great haul there Cliff. 

Jeff

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    September, 2004
  • From: Denver
Posted by tankboy51 on Friday, June 14, 2019 10:24 PM

Just for fun, I just bought the newish Starship Discovery, NCC-1031 in 1-2500 scale, by Polar Lights.  I like the new show, and I'm getting real used to the new ship designs.  For beginners, it can be snap tight.  It also includes decals for the paint job.

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, June 15, 2019 8:54 PM

Some Airfix acquisitions and something with 4 wheels and an obscene amount of torque.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, June 15, 2019 8:55 PM

tankboy51

Just for fun, I just bought the newish Starship Discovery, NCC-1031 in 1-2500 scale, by Polar Lights.  I like the new show, and I'm getting real used to the new ship designs.  For beginners, it can be snap tight.  It also includes decals for the paint job.

 

I think that new design is pretty darn cool.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, June 17, 2019 4:12 PM

Ok, this one is not model related but it's one of my other hobbies and I'm SUPER exited to have landed this beauty! I found this 1974 Schwinn Le Tour in Craigs List  about 40 minutes away from my home here in Orlando for a mere $75. The bike is 45 years old and is almost in mint condition. The previous owner maybe rode it a couple of times. The original brake pads are brand new and there's like 8 nicks on the paint which is bright glossy red. The original gum wall tires had melted on to the chrome rims from being stored in a hot storage shed for many years. It took me two days of careful scraping and polishing with 0000 steel wool to get the rims cleaned up. I had never seen tires melting this way! The rest of the chrome needed  light rubbing with the steel wool to shine it up again.

I did a little research and Schwinn began to manufacture some of their bikes in Japan in the 1970s. My 23" frame was made by Panasonic in July 1974 and all parts are Schwinn stamped. I went on ebay and ordered the tires, tubes and liners along with blood red colored cork handlebar tape. Geez I was 17 years old when this bike was made and I'm 64 now!

I'm really exited to have found this bike in this original condition. Many times, these old Schwinns need to fe repainted and have many parts replaced due to wear, rust , etc. The color was called Schwinn Opaque Red but I call it bright blood red, a real beauty. I used some wide painter's blue tape to protect the rims while the tires arrive.

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

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, June 17, 2019 4:21 PM

I remember back in the day, we called these 'English racers'. I never questioned why. I wonder if that still means anything?

That Schwinn looks very familiar and brings back memories. Glad it makes you happy, PJ.

-Greg

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, June 17, 2019 4:27 PM

Greg

I remember back in the day, we called these 'English racers'. I never questioned why. I wonder if that still means anything?

That Schwinn looks very familiar and brings back memories. Glad it makes you happy, PJ.

 

Interesting Greg, I have never heard this term but rather ''racing bike'' instead. Now they are called "road bikes."

Here is what Wiki says:

 In the United States, the sports roadster was imported after World War II, and was known as the "English racer". It quickly became popular with adult cyclists seeking an alternative to the traditional youth-oriented cruiser bicycle.[7][9] While the English racer was no racing bike, it was faster and better for climbing hills than the cruiser, thanks to its lighter weight, tall wheels, narrow tires, and internally geared rear hubs.[7] In the late 1950s, U.S. manufacturers such as Schwinn began producing their own "lightweight" version of the English racer.[7]

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

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, June 17, 2019 6:36 PM

Looks like I had the "English racer" wrong. I always thought they were lightweight frames and skinny tires (correct, maybe) with the inverted handlebars and 10 speed (back then). Looks like I had the last 2 things wrong. Getting things backwards has always been a common thing for me.

I still love your new bike, and sorry for getting off-topic, folks.

-Greg

  • Member since
    September, 2004
  • From: Denver
Posted by tankboy51 on Monday, June 17, 2019 8:46 PM

This weekend I got the new AFV Club 1/35 scale, M 728 ARV.  Looks like a nice kit, you get two turrets, one like their first kit with a heavy cast texture, and one without.  Also you get two sets of road wheels.  It comes in a large box.  I've been waiting for a model kit of this beastie for a long time.  Good on them!  

  • Member since
    February, 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 11:17 AM
Here are my acquisitions from late April till now.  
 
 
Found the Swedish CV9040B at a second hand store complete andfor a steal. The Tiger I and E-25 were gifts from a friend. Everything else came from either my nearest hobby shop or eBay. Started on the Dragon Firefly already forgot how bad some Dragon instructions can be. Not to mention some of the attachment points on the sprue are questionable.
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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 11:50 AM

GreySnake
Here are my acquisitions from late April till now.  
 
 
Found the Swedish CV9040B at a second hand store complete andfor a steal. The Tiger I and E-25 were gifts from a friend. Everything else came from either my nearest hobby shop or eBay. Started on the Dragon Firefly already forgot how bad some Dragon instructions can be. Not to mention some of the attachment points on the sprue are questionable.
 

Damn dude! What town is that hobby shop in? I’ll be residing in AZ starting next year...

 

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 11:56 AM

Nice find PJ.  Takes me back to '71 when we moved to Eugene and I attended U of O.  Bought a new one to get around campus and town. Put many a mile on it.

  • Member since
    February, 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 12:03 PM

stikpusher

 

 Damn dude! What town is that hobby shop in? I’ll be residing in AZ starting next year...
 

 

In Tucson called "The Hobby Place at Ace." They have a pretty good selection of of model kits and supplies. Prices are more or less what you would pay online. I usually only visit once a month or so as it’s a two hour round trip for me. They seem to be sort of an oddity as they carry zero R/C.  Only game in town other then Hobby Lobby after the HobbyTown went fully R/C.

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    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 12:15 PM

goldhammer

Nice find PJ.  Takes me back to '71 when we moved to Eugene and I attended U of O.  Bought a new one to get around campus and town. Put many a mile on it.

 

Thanks GH. Which model was it?

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

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 1:04 PM

GS - Nice model of the 1/200 Arizona on the counter there.  Pic in gallery here.

PJ - Don't remember model, or even color anymore.  Was a 10 speed and had the drop bars on it.  Got to where I couldride upright and just steer with body shift most of the time.  Many times took a ride out to Junction City, about 13 miles from home, with long stops at the airport.  Think it was around $125 new.

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 2:41 PM

GreySnake

 

 
stikpusher

 

 Damn dude! What town is that hobby shop in? I’ll be residing in AZ starting next year...
 

 

 

 

In Tucson called "The Hobby Place at Ace." They have a pretty good selection of of model kits and supplies. Prices are more or less what you would pay online. I usually only visit once a month or so as it’s a two hour round trip for me. They seem to be sort of an oddity as they carry zero R/C.  Only game in town other then Hobby Lobby after the HobbyTown went fully R/C.

 

I had completely forgotten that back in the 60's and into the 70's even, hardware stores often carried model kits. Another fun memory, thanks.

-Greg

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:28 AM

Thanks guys! 

MM: Glad to see you still keeping Airfix in business! Wink

PJ: That's a fine looking bike, congrads!!! 

Tankboy51: Not a big fan of the show but the 'Discovery' is um.. interesting looking. Hope you post the model when you finish her. 

Greysnake: Now that's a heck of a haul! Yes

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

 

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    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 3:54 PM

A big scruffy package showed up at my office this morning!

https://flic.kr/p/2ggVhmZ] [/url]Hobby Terra Haul by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

I got so excited that I ordered two Triebflugels, despite the impending release of Amusing Hobby's 1/48 rendition.  The Do26 was an impulse purchase - another really difficult kit for the stash!  Maybe my still unfinished Beriev Be-10 was going so well that I got a little overconfident/cocky.  Stick out tongue

The odd looking Cobalt Valkyrie is for a friend, along with a bunch of tiny 1/700 people from North Star (which look like strips of Velcro out ot the box).

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 4:13 PM

Be careful painting those 1/700 guys G. They might break off and hide in your brush.

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    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 4:26 PM

Steve,

Those North Star figures are crazy I tell you.

Crazy

Crazy

Cra-a-azy!

https://flic.kr/p/2ggWZj4] [/url]Northstar Kriegsmarine-01 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

https://flic.kr/p/2ggWEWP] [/url]Northstar Kriegsmarine-02 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

Lucky thing I don't do 1/700 ships!  I do wonder how my friend will paint these guys.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 4:33 PM

It ain't easy.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:13 PM

Congrads G! The Triebflugels are cool and love those 1/700th figures!

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

 

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    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:16 PM

Thanks Gamera!

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

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:59 PM

A package from Sprue Brothers arrived :)

Thanks,

John

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    February, 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Friday, June 21, 2019 7:32 AM
RG those Triebflugels look really interesting. Imagine they take up some room once finished? Those 1/700 figures are crazy. I thought 1/144 figures were small.
 
 
Nice pickups keavdog
 
Pretty sure the mail lady hates me at this point!
Bought the Dragon kit almost two weeks ago and the mail did their best to lose it. Tracking never showed anything its entire journey. The Zvezda T-80UD I got just because it was less then $10. It’s an old re-box of a Dragon kit and I’m sure horribly inaccurate. Sure Trumpeter has a much better kit but this is more of a challenge for me. When I was around ten years old I attempted to build Dragons T-80 with reactive armor and didn’t succeed. I’m hoping with twenty one years of experience I can finally finish one.
  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 21, 2019 11:32 AM

Those are cool John, congrads! 

Greysnake: Very neat! Sounds like my last order from HobbyLink Japan, two weeks to get to the US east coast and then seems it sat in NY for about a week before they got it to me. How friggin' long does it take to ship something from NY to Virginia? Heck I can drive that in a day or so... 

And I have to wonder if that's the same T-80 kit I built about twenty years ago? I was going through a box of scrapped models last night and came across it so it was kinda on my mind. 

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

 

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, June 21, 2019 1:22 PM

GreySnake and Gamera,

I am over the moon that we finally have good quality injection molded kits of this wacky Luftwaffe 1946 design!  Seeing an illustration of it in a book back in grade school planted the seed of interest in those "what if?" designs.  It almost got snuffed out when I looked through an early "secret weapons of the Luftwaffe" type book that had badly drawn black & white doodles of many German paper projects, which included UFOs!  The illustrations looked like they were drawn by someone who could not draw, with bad proportions, off perspectives, and wiggly lines.  When Huma produced a 1/72 low pressure limited run kit of the Treibflugel back in the early 1990s, it rekindled the Luftwaffe bug in me.

Yeah the Triebflugel will take up some shelf space, but since the wings are high up, the "regular" airplanes can fit under it!  And I can remove the wings for compact storage if need be.

1/700 ship models are the Devil's choice.  The crazy knob goes to 11 with those teeny printed North Star figures, but the Japanese have a new knob which goes to 12.  And I hear they are working on a prototype knob which goes to 15 or so.  Watch the pages of Model Graphix magazine to see how far they push it.  No really, they are going nuts trying to outdo one another.  1/700 is now the new 1/350 in Japan.  Lucky me that I am staying out of that fight.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, June 21, 2019 1:41 PM

Deffinetly going to have to grab one of those Triebflugels. Look forward to seeing you build one of those G. And hopefully we might get some more Luft 46 in the larger scale.

''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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