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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:32 PM

Oh wow Gam, that look totaly cool! Too bad I'm not doing a Korean ship build Wink

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:33 PM

Although, I have been thinking of an everybody else ship build after the Japanese.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:53 PM

Thanks guys!

Dunno when I'm going to start on her. I might jump the gun before you get the Anybody Ship GB up and running. I'll have to see, I really do want to get the LCT done for your GB first and I owe Bish a Han Solo for his Star Wars GB too.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:17 PM

I've never seen that one. That is a seriously cool looking ship!

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:41 PM

falconmod

I forgot the biggest raffle win to my stash.

John

 

Oh I missed this one... Vampire! Vampire! Vampire!

what an awesome score!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:52 PM

Gamera... That is going to be a big one based on the size of the dragon head.

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Friday, October 18, 2019 6:43 AM

picked this up at hobby Lobby.   not my usual thing at all,  but it's kinda cute.  there were 2 tractors at our yearly show last year so when I saw this I couldn't resist.  Looks like there is a lot to learn about weatheing a farm vehicle!

John

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1/72 EF-111

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 18, 2019 8:05 AM

Chad: Yeah, I don't think many have heard of them outside Korea. I'm just into anything weird, bizarre, or unexpected. 

GH: It is a big model in 1/65th scale- about 60cm/2ft. long and 46cm/1.5ft. tall. There's a number of smaller kits out there but I really wasn't impressed by their lack of detail, they looked more toy-like to me than this huge one. 

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

 

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  • From: Denver
Posted by tankboy51 on Friday, October 18, 2019 1:10 PM

I just got the new Takom 1/35 Jagdpanther G1 with zimmerit and full interior, lots o' parts.  I've been sort of addicted to the Jagdpanther since I first saw it on the art work of  it in 1970 or so in the game Panzerblitz.  So far I've built all the kits of them, Tamiya, (first edition),  Nichimo, Italeri, Dragon, early and late, even a few 1/72 and 1/48 scale ones.  I've also have the "hi-tec" version.  One vehicle I don't get bored with.  Very wierd.  I still have to get the G2 version they have done, and the Meng version.  Good greif! Hold still my budget and my building time.

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, October 21, 2019 7:14 AM

Had a great time at Modelpalooza. Met Eagle90 and ikar01, great guys.  Here's my haul

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 21, 2019 7:36 AM

John: That's really cool. I've got to pick-up of those one day. I don't really like auto modeling since most of the time they're expected to be shiny and clean. I think I could go to town weathering and dirtying up an old farm tractor. Wish I had some photos of my grandpa's old machine... 

Tankboy: I hope you post photos when you finish her. 

TJ: Nice haul there. And congrads on getting to meet Bobby and Ikar! 

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 21, 2019 9:22 AM

Johnny, those should keep you going till the next show.

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Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, October 25, 2019 7:46 AM

It's been nigh on a month since I've checked in to see what you all have been accumulating and, wow, I am duly impressed.

Steve: That is an incredible haul of boats you got. Especially nice score on the Hood. 

Gamera: That Turtle ship is awesome. Also, nice new airbrush. How's it working out? I'm a Badger man myself but, always like to see how other mosels perform.

Bish: Glad to see you got your hands on the new Buccaneer. Look forward to your build up on that one.

Real G: You've been doing right well. Nice collection of Wingnut kits. Also, that how to book on tissue paper insects is really cool and unique. Br interested how you do on some of those.

To everyone else, bravo on the ongoing fabulous additions. Great stuff here folks. Always giving me new ideas.

Cheers! Joe

"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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Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 25, 2019 11:09 AM

Joe: I did a marathon airbrushing session (about four hours or so) two weeks ago it the new airbrush worked really well. A few short sessions here and there and I'm really happy with it so far. 

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

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, October 25, 2019 1:22 PM

A few years ago i bought the Revell 72nd Type IX U-Boat, the U-505 kit. But my intention had been to back date it and build it as the U-156. Unfortunatly the sets i had hope for never came out. So when Revell announced earlier this year that they were bringing out an early version of the Type IX, i was well pleased. But i had to decide whether to keep the other kit. After a few months trying to make my mind up, i figured that 2 72nd U-Boats was plenty, so i sold the U-505 on e-bay, geting more than i paid for it and as it turned out a little more than the new kit would cost me.

I got my hands on the kit today, it was only released last week. I already have the decal for the U-156, but it will be some time before i build it, the Type VII will be first. But at least i have it.

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

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Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, October 25, 2019 7:30 PM

Gamera

Joe: I did a marathon airbrushing session (about four hours or so) two weeks ago it the new airbrush worked really well. A few short sessions here and there and I'm really happy with it so far. 

 

Very glad to hear that you are happily back in business.

"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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Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, October 25, 2019 7:37 PM

Bish

A few years ago i bought the Revell 72nd Type IX U-Boat, the U-505 kit. But my intention had been to back date it and build it as the U-156. Unfortunatly the sets i had hope for never came out. So when Revell announced earlier this year that they were bringing out an early version of the Type IX, i was well pleased. But i had to decide whether to keep the other kit. After a few months trying to make my mind up, i figured that 2 72nd U-Boats was plenty, so i sold the U-505 on e-bay, geting more than i paid for it and as it turned out a little more than the new kit would cost me.

I got my hands on the kit today, it was only released last week. I already have the decal for the U-156, but it will be some time before i build it, the Type VII will be first. But at least i have it.

 

That U-boat is sweet Bish. What a wonderful snag for you. I've always wanted to get the 1/72 Gato or one of the U-Boats but, I have no where to display it. Question for you, why U-156?

"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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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, October 25, 2019 7:38 PM

Bish, that will take up just a bit of shelf space! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, October 25, 2019 8:15 PM

About time I update my stash activities over the past few weeks. Definitely added some sweet styrene goodness to my shelves of dreams.

Got mine. Arrived last Monday. Upon inspection I am taken aback by this impressive kit. 

I finally acquired a kit that I have wanted since it's release. At the time, it was beyond my finances. It was now high time I added this beaut:

I've also added these choice selections:

"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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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, October 25, 2019 8:47 PM

Joe, I bet that 115 will take up some serious shelf space! I'm interested to see how that new 109 goes together.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, October 25, 2019 9:19 PM

Great kits!  I'm going to get the p-38 for xmas - or my wife has failed..lol.   Love to see the spru shots/build for the 115.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, October 26, 2019 1:43 AM

Joe, yes, displaying these is an issue, which is why i think 2 of these big kits is enough. And i know that the GATO is even bigger than the U-Boats.

U-156 was the boat which sank the SS Laconia and so kicked off the Laconia incident. It was one of those events in WW2 when the Germans acted decently, and the Allies, lets just say, did not. Yet of course we hardly hear of it.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, October 26, 2019 1:45 AM

Nice haul there Joe. That 115 is a great looking subject, i still want to add a 72nd one. And looking forward to that Stuka of course.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, October 26, 2019 1:46 AM

Mopar Madness

Bish, that will take up just a bit of shelf space! 

 

Your not kidding. I have a couple of shelves reserved for this and the Type VII.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:12 AM

Mopar Madness

Joe, I bet that 115 will take up some serious shelf space! I'm interested to see how that new 109 goes together.

 

Your observation is dead on Chad. It's nearly the same size as my 1/48 PBY Catalina. It will just barely fit in my display cabinet. The 109 looks to be a beauty of a kit. I was quite pleased to see Tamiya pop a 1/72 of 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

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Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:19 AM

keavdog

Great kits!  I'm going to get the p-38 for xmas - or my wife has failed..lol.   Love to see the spru shots/build for the 115.

 

Just stay on her like you were Ralphie wanting a Red Rider BB Gun. P.S. might want to save your pennies just in case.Wink

I'll try and get you some sprue shots. The apparent issues with the 115 kit are the attachment points for the wings. There aren't much of any. Looks like some scratch built bracing will be required. Otherwise, a dandy looking kit..

"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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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:23 AM

Oh wow Bish, I didn't know Revell had come out with a new Uboat.

Bish
lets just say, did not. Yet of course we hardly hear of it.

History is written by the victors. 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:24 AM

What a great score Joe

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Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:32 AM

Bish

Joe, yes, displaying these is an issue, which is why i think 2 of these big kits is enough. And i know that the GATO is even bigger than the U-Boats.

U-156 was the boat which sank the SS Laconia and so kicked off the Laconia incident. It was one of those events in WW2 when the Germans acted decently, and the Allies, lets just say, did not. Yet of course we hardly hear of it.

 

Thanks Bish. Can't say that I was overly familiar with that incident. I am now that much more educated today. Great subject to model.

Yeah, no sooner do I mention that I don't have display space for the 1/72 Gato and then see one for auction on FB and actually consider bidding on it. I can honestly say that if that arrived in the post the wife unit would give me a soul wretching stink eye for that one. Not sure I'm willing to go through that. Or, just maybe......Hmm

Yeah, that Stuka D-5 caught my eye. I've got a couple of the old 1/72 Matchbox 115's in my stash complete with all the AM goodies I could find. Actually one of the builds I'm still anxious to get into.

"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 Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:46 AM

modelcrazy

Oh wow Bish, I didn't know Revell had come out with a new Uboat.

 

 
Bish
lets just say, did not. Yet of course we hardly hear of it.

 

History is written by the victors. 

 

It was announced at the start of the year but a guy i know from the model club who is big into u-boats hinted at it a few years back. That was before Revell went bust but i was glad to see the new buyers release it. Unfortunatly it won't be making a showing in your German ships GB but the Type VII will.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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