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  • Member since
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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 3:18 PM

Well however you came by it G it's a sweet looking Gundam.

GAF
  • Member since
    June, 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:25 PM

Well, I don't have anything quite as fancy (or expensive) to show off, but while browsing the local antique mall today I ran across a booth selling modeling magazine, books and models.  Most of the things were way too expensive for me, but there were a couple of things I picked up cheaply.  "Cheap" is my operative phrase here.

First is the CMK 1/35 scale Flakpanzer IV / 3.7 cm Flak.  I grabbed it because it was in the "Damaged" bin, and the blurb on the front says it has some started pieces.  It does, but the person who was working on this had done some good stuff such as replacing the floor with checkered plating under the flak cannon.  It contains PE and metal parts.  The only downside is no decals, but if I can't find or make some balkenkreus then I should just stop.  If nothing else, I can use it for spare parts for the Academy PIV diorama I want to build.

Next is the Lindberg JN4D Jenny.  Ever since Don Stauffer built one about a year ago of the Smithsonian example, I've been wanting to pick one up.  It was probably a bit too expensive at $8.00, but it's an older boxing so I'm not unhappy.

When you're on a fixed income, you take what you can get.  Big Smile

Gary

 

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:06 PM

Nothing wrong with that! That flakpanzer is a really nice kit.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 11:19 PM

You can find some really good finds at those antique stores.

GAF
  • Member since
    June, 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 11:56 PM

Thanks, guys!  The Flakpanzer is the old Tamiya release, though I'm not sure the PE and metal parts were included in the original.  It's got it's own problems to correct.

Antique malls, flea markets, thrift stores are all good places sometimes, but this is the first time I've actually found a stall pretty much dedicated to models and related stuff.  He even had old modeling magazines (FSM)!

Gary

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    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:51 AM

We were way on holiday when Dad's Day came and went, so our youngest son dropped this off on our return....

And a not unconnected website/magazine did a build on this in the latest edition of the mag so I was lucky to find one at a great price on our ebay UK, so I though I'd have a go at building one!.............

Remember , common sense is not common.

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, July 18, 2019 8:08 AM

Oh wow those are some cool pick-ups guys! Love that mech Real-G! 

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

 

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    December, 2018
Posted by Ted4321 on Saturday, July 20, 2019 1:45 PM

Mailman delivered the Williams Bros Caudron today. I'm liking the lines of some of the old race planes.  Got some paint too.  It's blue. 

T e d

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, July 20, 2019 1:53 PM

Everyone is getting some great goodies.  Found these in an old school hobby shop today in San Antonio, TX. Models from floor to ceiling and staffed with great folks who loved talking plastic!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    February, 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:45 PM
Picked up more kits then I expected the last couple weeks. A neighbor was moving and asked for help and paid very generously. Ended up picking up some kits I’ve had my eye on with the extra cash.
The Type 16 has had my eye for the past few months. Just couldn’t bring myself buy it as it’s still full price but ended up pulling the trigger and I’m glad I did. It’s a lot bigger then I expected and should build up nicely in the typical Tamiya fashion.
These three Trumpeter models I found on my eBay travels. I managed to snag all of them for well below retail. The T-72 is an intimating kit with over twelve hundred parts!
 
Now I thought the T-72 was intimating but I found the T-54 for Amazon for half price with an extra 25% off and snatched it up. With the most complete interior this kit makes Dragon kits look simple. Think it has around ninety sprues or so. 
 

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 1:15 PM

It's raining kits!  Several pre-orders showed up all at once at the office yesterday.  My coworkers asked me if I had time to build all that stuff.  Probably not, but it is fun to dream!

The large kit, Bandai's Grendizer, is actually for a friend who is a huge "Super Robot" fan.  That 1970s genre preceded the "Real Robot" genre of the 1980s (which I am a huge fan of).  It is amazing that the love for nostalgia like Grendizer is still strong today, and even more so that Bandai has seen fit to make new tool, super detailed kits of the titular robots.

The Triebflugel is Amusing Hobby's 1/48 rendition.  And now we wait for a new tool kit in 1/72.

On the other end of the spectrum, it's Woody and Buzz!!!  Howdy howdy howdy.  I though it was really neat that Bandai made kits of Toy Story characters.  Man they are seriously ca$hing in on their licenses!  The beauty of these kits is that they are models of toys, so painting and seam filling are truly not needed!  And while I hate Bandai's policy of providing stickers instead of waterslides, this time it is perfect!  Just the thing I need to "unpimp" my builds.

The sharp eyed will note the 1/12 gun kits.  The Japanese have got a strange affectation for little girls with machine guns, tanks, giant robots, etc.  But it allows me to get nice kits of all kinds of firearms.  I noticed Woody never had a six shooter in his holster.  I can get him one.  Or a Dirty Harry Magnum.  Or a 7.62 mm minigun like the Terminator used in T2.  But seriously I have no idea what I'm going to do with them.  Which is the perfect setting for the Devil's playground... 

 

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Posted by Ted4321 on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 7:12 PM

Real G

 

On the other end of the spectrum, it's Woody and Buzz!!!  Howdy howdy howdy.  

 

My family and I just got back from a trip to Disney World.  Before that I probably wouldn't have been interested.  However, I may need to check out the Toy Story models. 

Are you planning on building them? 

T e d

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 7:58 PM

Absolutely Ted!

They will “assist“ me in future builds - to infinity and beyond~

“Hey, somebody poisoned the paint jar!  There’s a rattlesnake in my tool box!”

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, July 25, 2019 8:17 PM

Just pulled the trigger on the Airfix 1/24 Hellcat.  LHS had one on the shelf.  It latched on to my ankle and wouldn't let go.  Box just fit lengthwise behind the rear seats in the equinox.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, July 26, 2019 11:36 AM

Oh wow! 

GreySnake: Nice haul there!!! 

Real G: Those are cool, never even seen the 'Toy Story' models before. Love the idea of giving Woody some huge gun from the Japanese 1/12th kits. The whole 'frame arms' concept both fasinates and confuses me...

Goldhammer: Wow, that 1/24th Hellcat sounds amazing! It's a big honkin' plane in 1/48th gotta be huge in that scale!   

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

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, July 26, 2019 2:48 PM

G- yeah, around 22" wingspan, 17" long.  Looked in the box, engine is 2" or better dia.

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  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Friday, July 26, 2019 7:55 PM

goldhammer

 

20mm's.  Have to remove the shields and straighten the barrels.

If anyone has fooled with the 3D material and has suggestions I'm open to hearing them. Don't know if warming them up in warm water or a hairdryer will do the trick.  I know they will harden up under UV in sunlight.

 

 
From Model Monkey's tips:
 

  How can I fix warped acrylic plastic parts?  Sometimes microscopic bits of uncured resin remain within the acrylic plastic.  This is a normal characteristic of 3D-printing (this does not affect metal nameplates).  The presence of uncured resin can permit acrylic plastic to warp when wrapped tightly for shipping.  Should you receive a warped acrylic plastic part, no worries!  Tape the part to a sturdy, flat surface with clear "Scotch" or cellophane tape in the desired flat or straight position.  Set the part in direct sunlight (or place it under a UV lamp) for a few hours.  Any uncured resin will fully harden when exposed to UV light.  The now fully-hardened plastic will remain flat or straight when you remove the clear tape.  Clear tape is recommended because it helps UV light reach all of the plastic and fully cure all of the resin.

 

I would think the above tip is dependent on the material used. 

Maybe request replacements or inquire if a replacment can be sent if the above warpage is not Fixed by the Tape-UV light method.

   Nino

  • Member since
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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, July 26, 2019 10:01 PM

I contacted the maker....he said to send the pics to Shapeways service and they will replace.  If I don't have to return, I'll try a couple of things on these.

Appreciate the idea on another thing to try.

  • Member since
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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, July 27, 2019 6:54 PM

Just got back to camp from the Oregon Steamup.... They fire up old steam powered equipment.  Latched onto a William's Bros. 1/72 Boeing 247 kit at a flea mkt table for $20.  1933 United or Turner's racer.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, July 27, 2019 9:44 PM

$19.07 - free shipping from Walmart.com

 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, July 28, 2019 11:58 AM

That's a nice kit John.

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, July 28, 2019 8:38 PM

Whew! The accumulation of some very choice items certainly continues. 

Goldhammer: Glad to see you pick the new Hellcat. I'm still contemplating adding it to my stash.

But, for now, I've added a few things.

The Carrier book arrived and that completes my collection in this series.

Scored this at a reasonable price at auction. Was definitely on my wish list:

And then there is the epitome of the "Impulse bid". This was one of those "What the heck. I'll just toss out an affordable bid". Never did I dream that I would win this for $25.00. I was excited to win it and then the realization hit as to where in the heck am I going to display this beast. Yes, it's bigger than Milwaukee. At least bigger than the Airfix 1/24 Hellcat. It measures 19.8 in. long with a 25 in. wingspan. It now takes the place of the biggest kit in my stash. I have no idea where I am going to put this but, dad gummit, I'm going to build it.

"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 Sunday, July 28, 2019 9:22 PM

JOE RIX

Whew! The accumulation of some very choice items certainly continues. 

Goldhammer: Glad to see you pick the new Hellcat. I'm still contemplating adding it to my stash.

But, for now, I've added a few things.

The Carrier book arrived and that completes my collection in this series.

Scored this at a reasonable price at auction. Was definitely on my wish list:

And then there is the epitome of the "Impulse bid". This was one of those "What the heck. I'll just toss out an affordable bid". Never did I dream that I would win this for $25.00. I was excited to win it and then the realization hit as to where in the heck am I going to display this beast. Yes, it's bigger than Milwaukee. At least bigger than the Airfix 1/24 Hellcat. It measures 19.8 in. long with a 25 in. wingspan. It now takes the place of the biggest kit in my stash. I have no idea where I am going to put this but, dad gummit, I'm going to build it.

 

Nice haul.  You could make a masterpiece out of the F6F-5...lot of detail in it already, but you could go hog wild with her.

  • Member since
    February, 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 9:37 AM
Some great purchases guys.
Here are my two humble purchases. Bought the British tank crew for one figure for the Firefly I’m building. I’ve always like WWII era Japanese infantry and picked up the FineMolds set. Can’t say I’m very impressed. Something just looks off mainly the hands have very soft detail. Will see how they look after some painting.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 7:39 PM

Great stuff guys!

Greysnake: Picked up the same IJA figures awhile back. Just happy to see any Japanese figures.

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

 

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    March, 2017
Posted by theflyingdutchman on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 4:57 AM
Any good USS Destroyer Ship model kits out there that you all would recommend?
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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 9:55 AM

What scale, modern or WW2?

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  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 3:57 PM

Gamera

Great stuff guys!

Greysnake: Picked up the same IJA figures awhile back. Just happy to see any Japanese figures.

 

 

Gamera,
 
That was the main reason for picking up the set. Think there’s been less than a dozen 1/35 Japanese infantry sets made.
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Posted by theflyingdutchman on Thursday, August 01, 2019 6:54 AM

modelcrazy

What scale, modern or WW2?

 

The modern ones, like the ones the US navy uses now

  • Member since
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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, August 01, 2019 1:17 PM

As far as I know the are only 4 classes of modern DD's avaliable in 1/1250, 1/700 and 1/350 scales.

The only ones you can get, that I'm aware of off hand, are the Spruance from Dragon in 1/700, decent kit and a Hobby Boss in 1/1250, I don't know anything about that one. There is a Cyber Hobby 1/700 with Delta III but I don't believe it is produced anymore. In 1/350 Dragon made a decent one and Trumepter makes a fair one, both would profit from PE.
The Oliver Hazard Perry, Academy and AFV Club both make a 1/350. I don't know anything about them.
The Arleigh Burke. Hobby Boss in 1/700 and Trumpeter in 1/350. Both have several ship names. I understand that any of them are a decent kit
And the Kidd, made in 1/1250 by Hobby Boss.

I'm sure there are more but you would need to do some research.

Of all those I would go with the Arleigh Burke.
I have the old Dragon Spruance that I stole for $25 plus shipping on eBay recently and they can still be found for various prices but usually around $40

I hope that helps.

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