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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, August 11, 2019 4:00 PM

Cool stuff guys!

German Armour: Nice haul there! Those Alpine figures are amazing, the detail on them is incredible.

Grey Snake: Nice sets of figures there! I picked up this set of modern German tankers. I like yours better, the Meng has two figures in winter uniform and two in summer. So you can only use two figures out of the set in any tank... Bang Head

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

 

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 5:10 PM

Gamera: I’ve looked at the Meng set a few times and it doesn’t do much for me. Two of the figures in the set have the (Schutzweste Infanterie) or Infantry Protective Vest, which is standard issue for troops stationed in hostile areas. If I want to be 100% accurate I couldn’t use those figures in something such as a Leopard since the issue of the vest to my knowledge.

  • Member since
    September 2004
  • From: Denver
Posted by tankboy51 on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 7:54 PM

I just received the new Broncos 1/35 M19 A1 40mm gmc.  It's very nice and complex.  I have built the Duster from Bronco so it will be a nice companion to it.  I also bought a Tamiya 1/35 Pzfpkw 2ausf C, to replace one I did build several years ago, but was boxed up, with 4 other kits  and then lost.  I hope to find them.  It has been 5 years and I have looked everywhere for them.  My wife and others had to move my built models to make room for a new bed for a medical emergency I had.  They did a great job, except for those 5 kits.  I've rebuilt 2 of them.  I'll probably find them all when I've redone them all.  But one is out of production right now.  Oh well, c'est  la vie.   (By the way, I'm better now.)

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, August 24, 2019 5:25 PM

Birthday haul!

And this monster - didn't realize how big it was going to be

Same scale 737

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, August 24, 2019 6:03 PM

Oh wow! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Great haul!

  • Member since
    January 2019
  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Saturday, August 24, 2019 6:19 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Very nice additions to your stash!!

Jeff

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 24, 2019 6:26 PM

Haven't added anything new to the stash for a while. I have been after a Hummel for a few years to go with the Cyber Hobby Munitions carrier, and opted for the new Tamiya kit.

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

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 24, 2019 6:30 PM

Nice haul John, happy B-Day.

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

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Saturday, August 24, 2019 6:44 PM

Keavdog, LOVE the 747, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! 

  My wife just let me order the 35th Trumpy Moser Gerat on rail transport for my b-day.

   I look in to this thread often....and to no big suprise you folks ALWAYS show something I think I need to add to my stash.....yes Bish you to with the Tamyia Hummel. Forgot I wanted it until I saw yours. Of course I still beed to finish the one a friend gave me but....

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, August 24, 2019 6:49 PM

This is an expensive thread!  Cool kit bish, if I dabble back into armor I will go for those open gun platforms.   Really like them and the figure possibilities.  

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 24, 2019 6:57 PM

I had planned on getting the Dragon Hummel for years. But i have been going off their kits and with this new Tamiya one coming with figures which fit the dio idea i have always had in mind since getting the CH kit, it was a no brainer.

John, can you imagine if somone actually totaled up whats been spent on this thread so far.

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

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, August 24, 2019 7:46 PM

Bish
John, can you imagine if somone actually totaled up whats been spent on this thread so far.

My guess is over 10 grand. My stuff alone is over $1000, and 95% of them were on sale!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 24, 2019 7:58 PM

modelcrazy

 

 
Bish
John, can you imagine if somone actually totaled up whats been spent on this thread so far.

 

My guess is over 10 grand. My stuff alone is over $1000, and 95% of them were on sale!

 

Over the 2 years of this thread, i bet mine isn't far off that.

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

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, August 24, 2019 9:26 PM

Bish

 

 
modelcrazy

 

 
Bish
John, can you imagine if somone actually totaled up whats been spent on this thread so far.

 

My guess is over 10 grand. My stuff alone is over $1000, and 95% of them were on sale!

 

 

 

Over the 2 years of this thread, i bet mine isn't far off that.

 

I think it’s best we just don’t think about it! Lol!

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, August 24, 2019 9:27 PM

Bish, I’ve heard that Hummel is superb.

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, August 24, 2019 9:28 PM

John, that size comparison is amazing! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:05 AM

Mopar Madness

 

 
Bish

 

 
modelcrazy

 

 
Bish
John, can you imagine if somone actually totaled up whats been spent on this thread so far.

 

My guess is over 10 grand. My stuff alone is over $1000, and 95% of them were on sale!

 

 

 

Over the 2 years of this thread, i bet mine isn't far off that.

 

 

 

I think it’s best we just don’t think about it! Lol!

 

And even better that the others halves don't see it Big Smile

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

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:08 AM

Mopar Madness

Bish, I’ve heard that Hummel is superb.

 

I had read some positive reviews and it does look very nice.

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

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Monday, August 26, 2019 3:40 PM
Purchased a couple Tamiya kit’s I’ve been wanting last week.  For being a MBT the LECLERC is tiny compared to a Challenger or Leopard.
 
Also picked up this Alpine panzer commander for the next King Tiger I’ll build.
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, August 26, 2019 4:15 PM

GreySnake, how does that Elefant look, i still need to get one of those. The leclerc is somthing we don't see often.

I do like Alpine figures.

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

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Monday, August 26, 2019 6:14 PM
Bish, the Elefant is a really nice looking kit. It’s also going to be a simple since there’s no turret. I imagine the majority of time will be dedicated to the zimmerit. I’m considering the zimmerit sheet made by Tamiya for it. As I’ve never been good at zimmerit. I agree Leclerc isn’t something you see often.  Looks like it’s going to be a fun build. Oddly enough it comes with die-cast road wheels, so it will have some weight to it once finished. 
 
I really like Alpine figures just not the price!
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:45 AM

Thanks for the heads up. Like the Hummel, i have been planning on getting one of the Dragon Elefant kits, but have been moving away from them lately. Might have to look into the tamiya.

I know what you mean about the price, i tend to buy the 2 figure sets as it works out a bit cheaper and i can always find a use for a good figure.

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

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

  • Member since
    December 2018
Posted by Ted4321 on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 9:31 PM

A few months ago my dad gave me a Guillows Sopwith Camel balsa wood model that he started but never finished.  He completed one of the wings... about 30 years ago.  I'm still on the fence as to whether or not I want to try to finish it.  

In the meantime, I figured I'd learn more about the camel by building the roden camel comic night fighter which the mailman recently delivered. 

I ordered paint based on the color recommendation on the box but I've been hard pressed to find a photo (there are some really old photos where it's difficult to tell what colors were used) or other paintings of the depicted paint scheme.  I did find examples of other schemes for the night fighter though.  All of this could be used to my benefit I suppose, as more discriminating viewers will have a harder time proving my choices wrong. Whistling

While searching for different color schemes, I fell into a few youtube black holes about this plane.  The engine was pretty interesting.  Sounded very interesting and had an effect on handling.

Anyway,  I'm looking forward to the build. 

T e d

  • Member since
    April 2019
  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:02 AM

My latest model kit acquisition:

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:34 AM

Wow again nice stuff guys! Big kudos to you Keavdog for that huge haul! And Tankboy51 being able to replace lost models- glad to hear too you're doing better now. 

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2018
Posted by Ted4321 on Friday, August 30, 2019 10:21 PM

I went to HL for a circle stencil.  That's all.  I picked this up from the shelf and told myself no.  You know the rest. 

Looks like it'll build up to a staggering 2-3 inches tall. 

T e d

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, August 30, 2019 11:38 PM

Ted... I know that feeling.  Went to the LHS just to walk through.  The darn Airfix Hellcat-the big one-latched onto my ankle and wouldn't let go.  Now the aftermarket is nipping at my heels..just got the pit enhancement PE for it.

 

Have the P40-B, and it looks great, so the Tomahawk should be a beauty.  Will be watching for a WIP.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 31, 2019 10:38 AM

Been wanting to add  Typhoon to my UK collection for a while. Used to love watching this lifting off the runway at Mount Pleasant. Opted for the Hase kit.

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

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

  • Member since
    April 2019
  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Saturday, August 31, 2019 12:30 PM

Great! Thank you, goldhammer! Big Smile

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, September 1, 2019 1:24 PM
Another soviet tank added to the stash. It’s amazing comparing the Takom kit to Tamiya’s T-55.

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