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Posted by theflyingdutchman on Thursday, September 05, 2019 11:56 AM

keavdog

 

 

Anyone know where I can find the Simpsons decals in the picture above and which kit it works best on?

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    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, September 05, 2019 12:50 PM

I have waited since 1989 for a 1/100 scale Zaku Kai - 30 years, but it's finally here!  I have a soft spot for the video series "Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket", from which this mobile suit design is from.

A peek at the box art:

And a matching cover of September's Hobby Japan modeling magazine:

Backside of the instruction sheet:

I know Gundam is out of most US modelers' orbit of interest, but I am over the moon!

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    December, 2018
Posted by Ted4321 on Monday, September 09, 2019 7:13 PM

G- when you build it, I hope you share it here. 

 

These bandai kits are starting to become a problem... this is my 2nd in 2 weeks.  

I'm looking forward to it.  I bought paint for k2so, a bunch that will be used on r2q2.

T e d

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, September 09, 2019 7:37 PM

theflyingdutchman

 

 
keavdog

 

 

 

 

Anyone know where I can find the Simpsons decals in the picture above and which kit it works best on?

 

 

I used this skyline DACO kit.  

https://www.airline-hobby-estore.com/product-p/sky144-03b.htm

 

Thanks,

John

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    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 3:42 PM

    I built the K2SO in 1/12, not as big as I had hoped he would be but a VERY fun and relaxing kit. I did not paint and actually went the sticker option vs the decals. I am pleased with him and so is the wife. She likes that droid.

we're modelers it's what we do

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    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, September 15, 2019 11:07 PM

While not kits, the wife and I just returned from the Reno Air Races. Had a great time and meet Dan Witkoff, fantastic aviation artist for several years. My wife has followed his work for 30 years and was just over the moon to meet him. I have his Chuck Yegar print from several years ago. It took the majority of our Reno budget if I remember.

This is what I bought for the wife.

In the same tent we met Lonnie Ortega, another fantastic aviation artist who, while talking to him, I found out he has meet and was friends with over 20 + aces from Galland, Rall, Anderson, Gabrinski, Sakai and several other allied and axes aces that just blew my mind  . And the most crazy of all is that he lives 15 miles from me and invited me to his studio sometime. IndifferentStick out tongue

This is what I bought from him, My favorite ace in may favorite plane, but it wont be the last one I get.

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    March, 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Monday, September 16, 2019 5:07 AM

We had our State Show a few Weeks back and these are what I was lucky enough to pick up.....Cheers mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, September 16, 2019 6:11 PM

The subject of this kit has been discussed in one or two previous threads, and even though it is just a CV-90 with a futuristic outer cladding it offers a glimpse of what next-gen AFVs might look like.

It totally looks like it could have come from "Ghost in the Shell" or any other near-future anime.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, September 16, 2019 10:29 PM

Steve - are those done in pencil?  Fantastic.  Used to have a Boll Weevel burger joint out here accross from Miramar (Naval Air Station at the time).  Had an aviation theme with several pencil sketchs on the walls.  Very cool.

Saw this Pinto and had to have it!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, September 16, 2019 11:54 PM

modelcrazy

While not kits, the wife and I just returned from the Reno Air Races. Had a great time and meet Dan Witkoff, fantastic aviation artist for several years. My wife has followed his work for 30 years and was just over the moon to meet him. I have his Chuck Yegar print from several years ago. It took the majority of our Reno budget if I remember.

This is what I bought for the wife.

In the same tent we met Lonnie Ortega, another fantastic aviation artist who, while talking to him, I found out he has meet and was friends with over 20 + aces from Galland, Rall, Anderson, Gabrinski, Sakai and several other allied and axes aces that just blew my mind  . And the most crazy of all is that he lives 15 miles from me and invited me to his studio sometime. IndifferentStick out tongue

This is what I bought from him, My favorite ace in may favorite plane, but it wont be the last one I get.

 

Those are absolutely stunning pieces of artwork. I'm rather envious of you. Pretty cool that your wife is into aviation artwork. 

Is there many WWII era aircraft still flying in the Reno air races? I attended the event in 1991 and it was an unforgettable moment in my life.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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    August, 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, September 16, 2019 11:57 PM

keavdog

Steve - are those done in pencil?  Fantastic.  Used to have a Boll Weevel burger joint out here accross from Miramar (Naval Air Station at the time).  Had an aviation theme with several pencil sketchs on the walls.  Very cool.

Saw this Pinto and had to have it!

 

Choice score! As you may recall, I picked this kit up a few months ago. I believe I'm going to have to also add the Vega modified. They're just boss looking.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 9:18 AM

JOE RIX
Is there many WWII era aircraft still flying in the Reno air races?

All of the unlimiteds are WW2 single engine fighters from Sea Furys, Bearcats, Mustangs and even a Yak. One of the 51's was stock, came in last but still awesome.

The Commemorative Air force flew their B-25, Hellcat, Bearcat and type 21 Zero.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:27 AM

Steve: WOW, congrads those are beautiful!!! 

Surfsup: Nice haul!!! Didn't even know they made the HMS Tiger!

Real G: Very cool. After all the griping about 'inviso-tanks' in World of Tanks I am so tempted to get one and put it in Romulan markings... 

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

 

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    February, 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 4:37 PM
My local IMPS chapter held a swap meet last week. Got a few kits I’ve been wanting for some time and destroyed my modeling budget for the month.

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    December, 2018
Posted by Ted4321 on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:18 PM

That's quite a bit of armor you scored there greysnake. 

Yep. I bought another bandai kit; 0-0-0. Only a few more that I'd like to get my hands on.  Triple Zero is an assassin that looks like C3PO but painted black. 

T e d

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:15 PM

Saw one of these built up recently - will look nice in white with my growing trainers wing.

Thanks,

John

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    August, 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:34 PM

modelcrazy

 

 
JOE RIX
Is there many WWII era aircraft still flying in the Reno air races?

 

All of the unlimiteds are WW2 single engine fighters from Sea Furys, Bearcats, Mustangs and even a Yak. One of the 51's was stock, came in last but still awesome.

The Commemorative Air force flew their B-25, Hellcat, Bearcat and type 21 Zero.

 

That is very exciting to hear. I haven't much kept up with the status of the races. Sounds like you had a tremendous time.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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    August, 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:49 PM

Been awhile since I've updated my newest additions. Yup, done got myself some of the good stuff.

Thrilled to have scored the new Eduard Mustang

And I'm right happy with these also:

And lastly, it was high time I upgraded my compressor. Although my old compressor has given me 20+ great years, and still works fine, it was time to move to one with a tank. Opted for the Badger. Have yet to put it through it's paces but, all looks promising. Feeling excited!

  

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, September 20, 2019 2:18 AM

Nice haul there Joe. Good to see the 251.

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

On the bench: Aifix 1/72nd Gladiator Mk II & Mosquito Mk VI.

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 20, 2019 7:46 AM

That's some nice stuff guys!!! 

Greysnake: Congrads on really nice haul there, I built the winter version Type 74 on here a few years ago. Typical Tamiya quality even though it's a older kit the fit and detail is good. And it's interesting in something you don't see that often. 

Joe: Congrads there too! Love that IJN Yamato and cool looking compressor! 

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

 

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  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Friday, September 20, 2019 10:33 AM

My new purchases...

  

  

   

  

  

  

  

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:53 PM

Hi,

I went back to the Atlantic Canadian Aviation Museum today and picked up a couple old kits from there gift shop, including a  1/48 scale Accurate Miniatures Gulfhawk II, a 1/72 scale Ioneer 2 Foker D-XXI, a 1/72 scale MPC/Airfix Boeing Seaknight, a 1/72 scale bagged NOVO/FROG Fairey Gannet, and a bagged 1/48 scale Monogram T-28B Trojan (that I haven't checked to see if its complete, but which should be useful for scratchbuilding or ktbashing) .

Kits

 I also saw an old FROG Battle Class Destroyer and an Airfix HMS Fearless that I was interested in, but decided to hold off on, for now.

Pat

1st Group Build

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:16 PM

German armor who makes that bust?  Very nice 

Thanks,

John

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    February, 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:28 PM

Hi keavdog, it is made by FeR Miniatures.

Here are some pict from their website.

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:24 PM

Thanks... fantastic figure.  The expression is amazing.  I wonder who sculpted it.  Thanks again. I may order.

Thanks,

John

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, September 23, 2019 1:51 PM

Cool kit.  Comes with the 426 and 440 magnum motors!

Thanks,

John

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    December, 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 4:51 PM

I think it's my first dragster! Deal on ebay UK today...........

AMT Digger Cuda. I've just got an email from ebay to say it's already in the post, so should be here by this Friday the 27th September! 

Remember , common sense is not common.

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    February, 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:10 PM

keavdog

Thanks... fantastic figure.  The expression is amazing.  I wonder who sculpted it.  Thanks again. I may order.

 

Well, here is the webpage.

https://ferminiatures.com/shop/portraits-from-the-second-world-war/red-army-junior-lieutenant-barbarossa-1941/

Looks like it was sculpted by  Pedro Fernández

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 11:49 PM

Great stuff.  Thanks for the link.

Thanks,

John

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    February, 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 4:12 PM
Got this Alpine Michael Wittmann figure for my Dragon Tiger I’m building.
 
The Dragon kit came with a figure that is poor to put it politely when compared to the Alpine one. Not to mention the Dragon figures field cap wasn’t completely molded.

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