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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, August 1, 2019 5:25 PM

My latest purchase Tamiya (Italeri) 1/35th Staghound. Looks good with all kinds of goodies.

 

Nick.

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Posted by theflyingdutchman on Friday, August 2, 2019 2:08 PM

modelcrazy

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.

 

Are the Revell ones any good?

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, August 2, 2019 3:13 PM

theflyingdutchman
Are the Revell ones any good?

The 1999 Arliegh Burke became the Hobby Boss and isn't in production. If you can find one it's probably on par with the Trumpy kit. The Spruance is now the Dragon kit. The only other Revell US DD's from are from WW2 as far as I know, the Buckly, Fletcher and the John Paul Jones, being old molds and not produced any longer either. That being said Revell has modern Russian and British ships, not DD's, which are probably worth the money spent. Most of their line was sold to Hobby Boss, Trumpeter and Cyber Hobby so anything Revell will be all there is.

Hmmm, maybe I should rethink building that Revell Bismark 

The other Revell modern inventory was, the OHP (Frigate) and the Ticonderoga (cruiser), again, now Dragon kits. 

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Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, August 2, 2019 11:50 PM

Absolutely thrilled with my newest addition. Czech Master 1/72 resin Martin AM-1 Mauler. This is my first all resin kit so, this will be an experience. The added excitement about getting this kit is that my father actually got to fly this aircraft while in the Naval Reserves.

  

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Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, August 3, 2019 12:28 AM

Nice one.  Erickson Collection in Madras, OR has one.  Have a few external pics of it I can dig out if you want.

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Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, August 3, 2019 7:25 AM

Thanks GH. That would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 3, 2019 7:39 AM

JOE RIX

Absolutely thrilled with my newest addition. Czech Master 1/72 resin Martin AM-1 Mauler. This is my first all resin kit so, this will be an experience. The added excitement about getting this kit is that my father actually got to fly this aircraft while in the Naval Reserves.

  

 

Thats not a subject i am familiar with. Nice find.

I have 3 resin aircraft kits in the stahs but not built one yet, though i will be doing a resin 35th vehicle build next year. I have built a couple of 1/18th resin engines and they were nice, just have to remember to check fit and be certain its in the right place before glueing.

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Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, August 3, 2019 8:16 AM

Bish

 

 
JOE RIX

Absolutely thrilled with my newest addition. Czech Master 1/72 resin Martin AM-1 Mauler. This is my first all resin kit so, this will be an experience. The added excitement about getting this kit is that my father actually got to fly this aircraft while in the Naval Reserves.

  

 

 

 

Thats not a subject i am familiar with. Nice find.

I have 3 resin aircraft kits in the stahs but not built one yet, though i will be doing a resin 35th vehicle build next year. I have built a couple of 1/18th resin engines and they were nice, just have to remember to check fit and be certain its in the right place before glueing.

 

Thanks for the more than helpful tip Bish.

The AM-1 was developed as a replacement for the SB2C Helldiver. But, due to Maintenance and carrier landing issues it was replaced with the A-1 Skyraider. The unique thing about the Mauler is that it holds the record for largest payload carried by a single engine aircraft.

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Posted by Greg on Saturday, August 3, 2019 9:05 AM

An all-resin aircraft kit.....I'd sure like to see a WIP thread on that.

-Greg

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, August 3, 2019 9:40 AM

Me too!

Chad

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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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Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, August 4, 2019 12:06 AM

Greg

An all-resin aircraft kit.....I'd sure like to see a WIP thread on that.

 

As would I.Big Smile

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Sunday, August 4, 2019 4:16 PM

JOE RIX

Absolutely thrilled with my newest addition. Czech Master 1/72 resin Martin AM-1 Mauler. This is my first all resin kit so, this will be an experience. The added excitement about getting this kit is that my father actually got to fly this aircraft while in the Naval Reserves.

  

 
Great addition there, Joe! I bet that set you back a pretty penny!
 
Gary Mason
 

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 5, 2019 11:30 AM

Joe: Yeah that Mauler is awesome! There's one at the US Navy Aviation museum in Pensacola Florida. It's a friggin' gigantic aircraft. I love all those weird off the wall aircraft like the Consolidated TBD Sea Wolf and the Douglas BTD Destroyer and XTB2D Skypirate that never really went anywhere.  

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 5, 2019 11:37 AM

Well it's sorta a model- a 3D printed copy of my Romulan Star Republic Aelahl Light Warbird battlecruiser. She came already painted, pretty darn well but no lighted bits for the impulse engines or other glowy bits. I'm thinking of painting them a silver or white with a little translucent green.

  

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, August 5, 2019 2:30 PM

Well that looks awessome Gam.

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Posted by The Drifter on Monday, August 5, 2019 4:13 PM

That is SUPER COOL Gam

Jeff

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Posted by PatW on Monday, August 5, 2019 4:15 PM

Airfix Subaru Impreza WRC.

Got this from ebay UK for £5.99, no box, no instructions, so found the instructions on one I built about 18 months ago, reduced them and printed all on two sides of an A4 sheet of paper. 

I've left off aerials, rear wing and decals, to copy this, roadgoing version...

 

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Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 11:36 PM

That is awesome Gamera. That is a choice addition for sure.

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 12:12 AM

Nice Pat.  Bargain basement price!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 9:52 AM

Nino

 

 
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

 

I had contacted the designer of them, and followed his suggestion of getting replacements.  Sent the pics to Shapeways and they are re-printing them and sending at no charge.

Now that is GREAT customer service.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 11:36 AM

JOE RIX

That is awesome Gamera. That is a choice addition for sure.

 

I was pleasantly shocked! I'd bought small 3D printed stuff before but this is about 1 foot/30cm long and a solid hunk of plastic probably at least a pound/.5 kilos. And the detail is amazing, they just take the 3D model from the game, send it out to the 3D printing company, and they run off a copy. It's all one piece of plastic!   

I'm just amazed at the detail and complexity! 

Only real complaint is the faceted nose section where in the ingame version it's a smooth curve. Guess the 3D printer won't do the curve. I've thought about sanding the thing down but I'm not sure I could match the paint and it's so nicely painted I don't want to try to repaint the whole thing. 

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

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:34 PM

Postman left this at my door today.  This will make for a nice winter project. 

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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Posted by Devil Dawg on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:59 PM

Gamera

Well it's sorta a model- a 3D printed copy of my Romulan Star Republic Aelahl Light Warbird battlecruiser. She came already painted, pretty darn well but no lighted bits for the impulse engines or other glowy bits. I'm thinking of painting them a silver or white with a little translucent green. 

Dang!! The name of that thing is bigger than the model! It is nice, though. Looks almost like it was carved from a wooden block, then all the panel lines scribed into it.

Gary Mason

 

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 9:01 PM

Mopar Madness

Postman left this at my door today.  This will make for a nice winter project. 

 

NICE!!!!! It's 1/72nd scale, correct? If it's 1/48th, that thing is gonna be HUGE!!

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: Tamiya 1/32nd Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zeke For Japanese Group Build

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 9:29 PM

1/72, but 1/48 would be cool too!

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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Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 9:53 PM

Mopar Madness

Postman left this at my door today.  This will make for a nice winter project. 

 

Ooooh! I like it. I like it a lot.

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Posted by steve5 on Thursday, August 8, 2019 1:55 AM

it would still be big at 1/72 , does it give dimensions ?

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, August 8, 2019 1:57 AM

Mopar Madness

Postman left this at my door today.  This will make for a nice winter project. 

 

Nice, i built the Z-1 a few years back. Its a good size but not as big as you would think. Wingspan was about the same as a B-17.

Edit: Tok this at the time as someone had asked about the size and i had not long built a B-17.

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Posted by German Armour on Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:25 AM

I bought stuff.

1606 Dragon British Airborne "Red Devils" (Arnhem 1944)
2755 Verlinden British Paratrooper (WWII)
16025 Alpine Miniatures Italian Paratrooper "Nembo" Division
1603 Dragon German Fallschirmjager (Monte Cassino 1944)
1613 Dragon German Panzer Grenadier (Kharkov 1943)
1614 Dragon German 13th Mountain Troop (Handschar)
1628 Dragon German Jager Fallschirmjager Batallion 500 WWII

And books!

Golden Wings, 1941-1945: USN/USMC Aircraft of World War II - Aircraft Specials series (6059)
Hummer Humvee in Action - Armor No. 32 (Paperback)
Viper F-16 - Modern Military Aircraft series (5009) (Paperback)
Battledress 1939-1960 (British Soldier in the 20th Century) (Paperback)
Personal Equipment Since 1945 (Paperback)
Field Service Head Dress: 1902 to the Present Day (British Soldier in the 20th Century)
Battledress 1939-1960 (British Soldier in the 20th Century) (Paperback)
Service Dress 1902-1940 (Paperback)
The Canadian Army at War (Men at Arms Series, 164)
U.S. Army 1941-45 (Men at Arms Series, 70)
Tank Combat in North Africa: The Opening Rounds Operations (Schiffer Military History)

The alpine and verlinden figures I bought for a really good price! The amount of detail is pretty amazing on alpine.

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Posted by GreySnake on Thursday, August 8, 2019 3:03 PM
Found these Miniart Bundeswehr figures.  Think these are some of the best plastic figures I’ve seen. A couple of them will be added to my Tamiya Leopard 2A6 once I get around to building it.

Found this ICM Ural 4320 with East German Infantry for cheap. Really only got it for the NVA infantry. I think apart from these figures there have only been a couple metal figures made years ago. The truck looks alright. It was an early effort from ICM so it’s a little rough in places.
 

 

 
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