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  • Member since
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Posted by Ted4321 on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 9:01 PM

GreySnake
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.

 

Man these are cool.  I gotta get some figures.  Between these and what Germanarmor recently published, I think I'm missing out. 

T e d

  • Member since
    September 2019
  • From: USA
Posted by zimmerit on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 10:14 PM

I have the new Meng TS-042 Leopard 2 A7+ on the way. Very excited!Big Smile Also new here. Love armor and aircraft.

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    February 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:13 AM

Ted4321

 

 
GreySnake
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.

 

 

 

Man these are cool.  I gotta get some figures.  Between these and what Germanarmor recently published, I think I'm missing out. 

T e d

 

Stick out tongueHmm GO, NOW! Buy figures and don't look back.

Serously, if you do buy figures make sure you have lots of references and paints.

Big Smile

And post em here!!!Angel

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:23 AM

That's a really good likeness of whittman.  Bottom left head - dead on from this photo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Wittmann

 

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

  • Member since
    February 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Thursday, September 26, 2019 1:58 PM

Got some deals off ebay.

http://www.meng-model.com/en/contents/65/83.html

 

Meng Jagdpanther G1

Meng Bergepanther Ausf.A

 

 

Now all I need is PE for the kits. :)

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

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, September 27, 2019 1:54 PM

2 more additions. This first one i knew nothing about until it showed up on Hannants new releases list in early August. It sold out very fast as did the other UK suppliers, so i picked up up on e-bay.

It comes with 2 sets of helmits and torso's so you can build pre or post 2010. At first i thought i would take the easy route and do the older 2 colour desert DPM. But then i saw the L129A1 rifle which only entered service in late 2010, several months after the new MTP camo uniform was issued to troops going to Afghan. So i'll be trying my hand at that.

And from the modern British army to its origins. This bust is from Sarnia Minitures, a small company based on Guernsey in the Channel Islands. I'll be doing this for my British Army GB next year and building him as a soldier of the New Model Army.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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    January 2015
Posted by PFJN on Saturday, September 28, 2019 3:27 PM

Hi,

I will be leaving Canada in as few weeks so I went out and picked up a few more kits at the local museum gift shop.  Fortunately for me all the ones I picked up today were 20% off Smile

Museum2

1st Group BuildSP

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, September 28, 2019 3:38 PM

Hey PFJN - I did a Buffalo a few months back.  Cool little baby-jug.

For me - can't stay away from the cars right now.  This one was 19 and change with free shipping on Amazon

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 30, 2019 1:50 PM

Good looking Vet John

I went to our fall contest this last weekend and picked up several kits.

I won the Hood as a door prize (could't believe my luck) and got the Belfats for a song.

Too scratch the IJN and modern USN carrier itch I got these.

I also got the 1/700 Fujimi Kitty Hawk.

Now I have an F-14 in every scale but 1/350 and 1/32 LOL

And 2 more, the Arleigh Burke and Tike have 2 kit in the boxes.

I had to get a plane to round it off. The 16 is something I've wanted for a  while.

Amazingly, the wife didn't kill me when I got home.

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, September 30, 2019 2:11 PM

Nice haul there Steve. I am off to visit the Belfast on Sat, hopeflly i'll get inspired to get mine finished.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 30, 2019 2:35 PM

How cool is that? I've got to get over there for several reasons including the Belfast and Victory.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, September 30, 2019 2:47 PM

I am ashamed to say this, but i have never visited Victory, but its on my list. We are off to the Tower after the Belfast, best make sure i don't leave the Mrs there Wink

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 30, 2019 3:18 PM

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  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Monday, September 30, 2019 3:41 PM

Bagged this from ebay UK....................

I have just watched the Nat Geo channel on Sky where they talk about draining the Bermuda Triangle. They centre on Flight 19 on the 5th December 1945 out of Fort Lauderdale and that the flight of 5 planes disappeared soon afterwards. I've found various pictures on the net of the flight/planes and their markings. The problem I have is, as the pictures are in black and white, what is the aircraft colourway, black, dark blue?

From what research I have done this is a depiction of the flight with correct markings?

Remember , common sense is not common.

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, September 30, 2019 6:46 PM

Those are awesome guys, love those ship models.

PatW: No idea on the camo/markings but I love the idea of doing them as the vanished flight.

 

BTW: The seals went bad in my current airbrush and I've been constantly cleaning it. So I finally broke down and bought a new one. I loved my last Paasche airbrush so I hope this one works as well.

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

 

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 11:28 AM
Looks like everyone is getting some good purchases.
 
Got an old Tamiya M3 Lee off eBay last week, yes there are better kits out there but I have my reason. I “attempted” to build one my first year into the hobby and for whatever reason had a really hard time with it and it ended up smashing against a wall. I really want to take another crack at it as the Lee is the only tank model I’ve given up on.
 
To my surprise I’ve finally got my grail kit the Dragon Sd.kfz 234/2 Puma.  I’ve been trying to acquire one since the start of the year and could never find one at swap meets and the ones I’ve tried to win on eBay I’ve always lost. I realize in terms of grail kits it’s not that special but I’ve always liked how the vehicle looked.  Never liked how the Italeri kit looked so just waited till I could get the Dragon one at a reasonable price.

 
  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 5:23 PM

Greysnake,

That M3 Lee was my first Taimiya armor kit!  One of my father's friends gave it to me for Christmas back in 1976 or so.  I had no knowlege of Tamiya until I laid eyes on that kit - and I was stunned at the overall quality of the parts, packaging, and instructions.  And I stretched my first sprue antenna for that kit!  I have been a fan ever since.

This showed up yesterday:

It is meant to replace the nose of the awful Airfix 1/48 B-57G.  The kit's chin sensor fairing is about half the actual width, the cockpit is complete fiction, and the forward fuselage has a weird bulged contour.  This resin set by Dmold from Russia replaces the entire forward fuselage, including the cockpit and transparencies.  Overall molding of the parts looks good on initial inspection, but the clear parts are slightly cloudy and have some marks which will need to be sanded/polished out.   That's not a really serious gripe, as I know how incredibly hard it is to cast perfect clear parts.  The kit's seats and control stick are to be used, but I already have appropriate resin seats.

And from Latvia comes the base kit I needed to do the JASDF E-767 AWACS conversion:

I immediately noticed the flexy clear window strips, apparently a Zvezda thing in their airliner kits.  No matter, as I will fill in the window openings with strip plastic and putty.  Now to do a little research on the antennas the plane used, as Zvezda surprisingly does not include any at all!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 11:06 AM

Popped into the LHS today to grab some paint. I had not planned on getting the new Airfix Buccaneer just yet. But you know how it is, i saw the kit and it just started screaming at me begging to be bought. What else can you do but give in Big Smile

Looks very nice and at least it doens't have as many stencils as the Phantom. And knowing Airfix, there is sure to be an RAF version out next year.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 12:06 PM

Bish,

You have got to put that Bucc on your Airfix GB!  It’s such an iconic British a/c.  Me, I’m a 1980s RAF wraparound camo kind of guy, but the Bucc looks handsome in EDSG as well!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 12:10 PM

I wish i could G but the bench is already full for the year and i will be waiting for any AM to be released. I would guess the RAF version would come with the wraparound scheme, as well as a Gulf War option. That would certainly fit in with what Airfix have been doing the last few years, such as the Phantom kit.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 12:27 PM

Bish

Popped into the LHS today to grab some paint. I had not planned on getting the new Airfix Buccaneer just yet. But you know how it is, i saw the kit and it just started screaming at me begging to be bought. What else can you do but give in Big Smile

 

 

I know what you mean there.....still trying to get the teeth marks in my ankle to heal from the 1/24 Hellcat.Wink

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    September 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 12:50 PM

Went to our "Nordiccon" contest this last weekend and got all these in the raffle.  Did pretty good I think.

The stash just got bigger,  now I have to live longer to finish these.

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 Harrier

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 1:10 PM

Bish

I wish i could G but the bench is already full for the year and i will be waiting for any AM to be released. 

What British a/c fans need from the aftermarket boys (or better yet the kit manufacturer) are tampo printed det cords in the canopy.  Decals show unsightly film, P/E is nigh impossible to fit and securely attach, and applying vinyl cut det cords are like pushing spaghetti up a hill.

The technology is already developed, and has proven that thin white lines can be printed with precision and opacity to handle even dark colors underneath.  So who will be the first to offer this feature?

BTW Bish, was the Buccaneer the one where they tipped it on its tail to launch off the catapult?  It would make a great diorama.  Hint-hint.  Wink

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:29 PM

Wow, quite the score John. Yes Where are the ships? Wink

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:45 PM

G, ye, that would be nice. On the Airfix Harriers i think they are raised lines.

As for being tipped on the tail not that what i can see in pics. The Bucc was designed to operate from the smaller British carriers. You might be thinking of the Phantom which had an extended front undercarrage leg to allow it to take off.

 

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 11:01 PM

Bish,

No, I meant the aircraft tipped, like a model that needs nose weight.  I thought I saw photos of Buccs being launched this way.  Stubby wings, even with full span blowing, are stubby wings.  But that small area wing is what gave the Bucc blazing speed down in the weeds.

I look forward to an RAF boxing - 2020 perhaps.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    September 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Thursday, October 3, 2019 6:38 AM

modelcrazy

Wow, quite the score John. Yes Where are the ships? Wink

 

Modelcrazy,

by looking at your post I think you got all the targets! I mean ships.  Lol

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 Harrier

  • Member since
    September 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Thursday, October 3, 2019 6:51 AM

I forgot this one, it's the only one I paid for.  I want to get Academy's 1/72 scale version but can't find it here in the states.  So this 1/48 kit will do for now.  I have hasegawa's 1/32 version but it's really big.

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 Harrier

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:26 AM

Real G

Bish,

No, I meant the aircraft tipped, like a model that needs nose weight.  I thought I saw photos of Buccs being launched this way.  Stubby wings, even with full span blowing, are stubby wings.  But that small area wing is what gave the Bucc blazing speed down in the weeds.

I look forward to an RAF boxing - 2020 perhaps.

 

Got ur, i know what you mean now.

Ye, i reckon next year. Once the RAF Phantom FG.1 comes out, that will be 3 Phantoms in 2 years. I don't think they will waste much time getting out an RAF Bucc. And with the 30th anniversary of Op Granby coming up in 2021, it will be perfect timing.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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    April 2019
  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Thursday, October 3, 2019 10:59 AM

Gamera

BTW: The seals went bad in my current airbrush and I've been constantly cleaning it. So I finally broke down and bought a new one. I loved my last Paasche airbrush so I hope this one works as well.

 

Hey! That’s the one I have! :)

John - Nice, a Storch! 

     “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

 

 

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