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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, October 26, 2019 9:51 AM

Joe, i have hoped that SH might release a 72nd version of that kit after bringing out the 48th, i might wait and see a bit longer before i commit to the Matchbox kit.

I remember just after i bought my Type VII, i had the box next to me and saw a post on here of a bult Type VII next to a built GATO. If i had not had the VII next to me, i would have said that was a small kit, the GATO almost dwarfed it.

I built the Hase 48th Ju 87G-2 a couple of years back, really nice kit, better than their 32nd version. I am sure you will love that one.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:50 AM

Yeah, the Gato is a big one at 52 inches.  Doing one as SS238, USS Wahoo for MC's American Ship GB.  The VII and IX are what, around 42 inches or so?

Joe- don't pass it up if you can get a decent price.there is a Big Ed PE, White Ensign radars.  Brass props come up once in awhile.  And you can get 3D guns from Shapeways that are absolutely beautiful.  With your abilities it would be a museum piece

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, October 26, 2019 12:27 PM

The Type VII is 37 inches, the Type IX a bit bigger. They both come in the same size box, but the Type IX hulls are in 2 parts for each side.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, October 26, 2019 1:08 PM

I'd love the 1/72 Revell Type VII Platinum Edition with PE, metal barrels and wood veneer deck. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, October 26, 2019 1:26 PM

Mopar Madness

I'd love the 1/72 Revell Type VII Platinum Edition with PE, metal barrels and wood veneer deck. 

 

I would have got that if it had been released at the same time as the first release. Looks nice though i get the impression the wood deck sticks onto the existing deck rather than replace it.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, October 26, 2019 2:06 PM

The Gato hull is in 6 pieces, the bow and stern sections are about 4-5 inches each and the center is around 40-42 inches.  Big Ed deck replaces the styrene.  Lots of cutting to place those, and 2x2mm cross bracing.  The PE shears are a big focal point, and build in 3 vertical layers.

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, October 26, 2019 2:16 PM

goldhammer
Joe- don't pass it up if you can get a decent price.there is a Big Ed PE, White Ensign radars.  Brass props come up once in awhile.  And you can get 3D guns from Shapeways that are absolutely beautiful.  With your abilities it would be a museum piece

Curses upon you GH. I've put a bid in. Indifferent You may be hearing from the wife unit.

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, October 26, 2019 3:06 PM

JOE RIX

 

 
goldhammer
Joe- don't pass it up if you can get a decent price.there is a Big Ed PE, White Ensign radars.  Brass props come up once in awhile.  And you can get 3D guns from Shapeways that are absolutely beautiful.  With your abilities it would be a museum piece

 

Curses upon you GH. I've put a bid in. Indifferent You may be hearing from the wife unit.

 

Well, as luck would have it, there is Steve's American ships GB. You can tell the wife unit you just had to get somthing to join in Big Smile.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, October 26, 2019 4:22 PM

Bish

 

 
JOE RIX

 

 
goldhammer
Joe- don't pass it up if you can get a decent price.there is a Big Ed PE, White Ensign radars.  Brass props come up once in awhile.  And you can get 3D guns from Shapeways that are absolutely beautiful.  With your abilities it would be a museum piece

 

Curses upon you GH. I've put a bid in. Indifferent You may be hearing from the wife unit.

 

 

 

Well, as luck would have it, there is Steve's American ships GB. You can tell the wife unit you just had to get somthing to join in Big Smile.

 

Yup. That'll be the selling point alright when I inform her that she will have to be moving her house plants off the counter so I can display my shiney new submarine. Not!

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

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, October 26, 2019 7:08 PM

Always the option of donating it to your state VA office if they have models on display.  VFW or Legion post could be another possibility if you can't find space for her(the boat, not the wife unit).Big Smile

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:03 PM

Bish, I'm looking forward to that.

JOE RIX
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.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, October 27, 2019 1:17 AM

Lol... We've all been in that spot

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, October 27, 2019 11:29 PM

Steve: That is way too funny. Don't get me wrong, the wife unit is immensely supportive of my hobby and stash. Yet, taking in something as large as the 1/72 Gato might give her a moment of question.

Well, I did not win the 1/72 Gato I bid on. Even though it still went for the bargain price of $71.00, it was a bit more than I was willing to shell out for something I may not have the opportunity to build. It also became apparent to me that I'm not sure how I would have been able to paint that beast. Heck, it's more than twice as long as my spray booth. LOL! That would have been a challenge indeed.

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

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, October 28, 2019 12:41 AM

I hear that.  My NEO isn't going to be up to the task....got to dig out the Sata mini jet auto gun for her.

Too bad you had to let it go, you would have done a fatastic job on it.

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, October 28, 2019 12:51 AM

She's a short hull, not really the Bloody O. I'll build her as Hornet, but it's a good kit as a starting point.

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, October 28, 2019 9:31 AM

She's a short hull, not really the Bloody O. I'll build her as another ship, but it's a good kit as a starting point.

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 28, 2019 10:45 AM

goldhammer
I hear that.  My NEO isn't going to be up to the task....got to dig out the Sata mini jet auto gun for her.

Just take it to your body shop and spray it there. Big Smile

Looks go GM, what's the scale?

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 28, 2019 11:18 AM

Awesome stuff there guys!

Joe: Great stuff but I really love the Tamiya P-38. I'm looking forward to seeing some of those built. 

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by PFJN on Monday, October 28, 2019 4:27 PM

Hi,

I'm finally (hopefully) back from Canada, and had a couple package waiting for me when I returned.

New Kits

[Oops, sorry.  I should have rotated the image before I posted it]

Although I have a 1/72 scale Revell Flower Class, I've been putting it off until I get a little bit more practice/experience.  However, after taking a tour of HMCS Sackville in Halifax I decided to buy a 1/144 scale version, to build in the meantime.

Other than that I have a fascination with odd looking aircraft and couldn't pass up ordering a copy of the Aerovan and Vimy Commercial, after seeing some info on them online.  I'm a little nervous about the Vimy, since the real plane had a fair amount of rigging, but the Aerovan doesn't look too difficult, though some of the reviews that I have read online do note that the attachment of some parts isn't clear, and that it may take a bit of test fitting to make sure it all fits together OK.

Pat 

PS. One thing that gets my about most models of Flower class corvette models is that even though the full scale ship has "keel drag" where the keel line slopes aft (being deeper near the propeller than it is forward) it seems that every kit that I have seen, including this newer 1/144 scale version, come with stands that display the ship with its keel line parallel to the ground, so that the ship ends up looking a bit "nose down" with the waterline lower at the bow than at the stern" Tongue Tied.  I may try and add a "shim" or a strip of styrene to the forward part of the stand to try and make the model sit with the waterline parallel to the ground instead.

1st Group BuildSP

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:09 PM

No pic yet, but just picked up AMT's repop of the 1/48 Beech G17S Staggerwing.  Always liked the looks and performance of that aircraft, and had the chance to walk around one at the WAAAM museum a few years ago when thay had one on loan/display.  Sadly the owner put it up for sale and they didn't have the funds to aquire it

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by RSchnell on Friday, November 1, 2019 1:55 AM

Between Modelpalooza, a standing order from Sprue Bros & a few $5 kits from Ollie's, my stash got a healthy injection of fresh kits in October.

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, November 1, 2019 4:32 AM

RSchnell

Between Modelpalooza, a standing order from Sprue Bros & a few $5 kits from Ollie's, my stash got a healthy injection of fresh kits in October.

 

 

now that's a haul

 

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Friday, November 1, 2019 6:59 AM

my wife would kill me if I came home with that haul , mind you I'd die with a smile on my face . Wink

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, November 1, 2019 7:17 AM

RSchnell

Between Modelpalooza, a standing order from Sprue Bros & a few $5 kits from Ollie's, my stash got a healthy injection of fresh kits in October.

 

 

I stand in awe. That is truly magnificent.

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

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 1, 2019 10:08 AM

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, November 1, 2019 11:24 AM

JOE RIX

 

 
RSchnell

Between Modelpalooza, a standing order from Sprue Bros & a few $5 kits from Ollie's, my stash got a healthy injection of fresh kits in October.

 

 

 

 

I stand in awe. That is truly magnificent.

 

 

Yeah, whatta haul!!! Yes

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, November 1, 2019 11:27 AM

She wouldn't kill me for the size of the haul......it would be for buying the bigger vehicle I needed to get it home.Wink

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by RSchnell on Friday, November 1, 2019 5:13 PM

It was like playing a game of Tetris. My kids bought a good number of kits as well. Combine that with luggage for a weekend trip it made for tight quarters in the trunk!

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, November 3, 2019 12:32 AM

Done gone a little Russian lately.

Got this kit off ebay:

I don't normally post newly acquired books on here as I tend to get lots of them. But, this one was rather exceptional. This is over 700 pages of comprehensive detail on the Su27 - 35. I have 1 1/72 Hasegawa SU-27 and 2 1/72 SU-33 kits to build and this inpressive reference will be a boon for detailing. And the best part is I found this on Amazon for $30.00. Really stoked on this find.

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

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, November 3, 2019 11:20 AM

Gota love Russian AC Joe. I like the Mug 23 even though it not supposed to be a great plane.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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