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  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 13, 2019 10:02 AM

Oh those are cool Joe! 

I have a couple Special Hobby kits but sorry nothing by Valom. 

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

 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, December 13, 2019 2:17 PM

Couple of nice additions there Joe. I do have a single Valom kit, the B-45, but not built it. Does look nice and i have heard good things.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd S-100/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, December 15, 2019 10:32 AM

Yesterday was our AMPS Chapter holiday meeting, pot luck, and gift exchange. Since “stealing” is part of our exchange, I picked up this baby after my choice was “stolen”....  

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, December 15, 2019 11:42 AM

Dang Stik, I've been looking at that one too! How does it look?

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, December 15, 2019 12:55 PM

Mopar Madness

Dang Stik, I've been looking at that one too! How does it look?

 

It looks REAL NICE! It comes with indy link and single length track options, choice of A3 or A4 versions, optional late service night vision site for the A3, PE fret... a real beauty of a Leo.

 

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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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, December 15, 2019 1:01 PM

From what I hear they make a real nice Leopard 2 as well. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, December 15, 2019 1:12 PM

Mopar Madness

From what I hear they make a real nice Leopard 2 as well. 

 

I wouldn’t doubt that. They make a nice Leopard family. I cant wait to get my workbench up and running again and start on this one in the coming year.

 

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: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 15, 2019 5:39 PM

Oh yeah, nice score SP!!!

I picked up the Meng Leopard 2A7 about a year ago. It's great build, simple but detailed. Only issue is the complex camo which I'm working though now. Pick one up Chad I don't think you'll regret it!

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

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, December 15, 2019 5:58 PM

I think I'm definitely sold on the idea!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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  • From: Vancouver, Washington USA
Posted by Sergeant on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 4:42 AM

Last year my wife gave me an Iwata Eclipse HP-CS air brush for Christmas, this year she gave me the Iwata RG-3L-3 miniature spray gun. I learned over time the air brush is great for details but creates to much overspray on 1/35 scale armor hulls and 1/32 aircraft fuselages and wings. The paint cup on this spray gun is 130 ml and the nozzle is 1.0 mm with an adjustable air cap that will let me fine tune the round spray pattern. The spray gun fits neatly in the palm of my hand and weighs only 13.6oz.

If you're interested in more information about using a miniature spray gun for scale modeling here is a video by Paul Budzik.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LKZrAokENA

  

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 11:53 AM

Sergeant: Wow I never thought of using an actual spray gun on a model, just my airbrush... 

Anyway can we post stuff we bought even if it's for a Christmas present for ourselves and we haven't opened it yet?

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

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, December 20, 2019 5:42 PM

Got some display plans for these two. Now, where do I store the boxes? Huh?


Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by Bish on Friday, December 20, 2019 6:00 PM

Blimey Chad, those really are big boys toys. Just need to get some armour to go with them.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd S-100/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust

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Posted by Bish on Friday, December 20, 2019 6:03 PM

Gamera

Sergeant: Wow I never thought of using an actual spray gun on a model, just my airbrush... 

Anyway can we post stuff we bought even if it's for a Christmas present for ourselves and we haven't opened it yet?

 

If you haven't opened it yet then you don't have it so it doesn't count Big Smile

 

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd S-100/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, December 20, 2019 6:10 PM

Sergeant,

I had not considered the spray pattern size before.  I wonder if it would be good for glossy paints on car kits as well?  I have had the overspray problem with my little airbrush.  Maybe it’s time to get me a new paint gun.

Gamera,

So you have joined the Klingon Empire!  Most excellent!

Mopar Madness,

Looks like you will be in the market for a Sherman and Panzer IV!  A friend wanted to do a diorama with three Famos “choo-choo training” while towing an Elefant!

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, December 20, 2019 7:12 PM

Cheers guys. This just gives me an excuse to buy two more tanks in the future. Big Smile

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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  • From: Vancouver, Washington USA
Posted by Sergeant on Friday, December 20, 2019 10:43 PM

Real G, the answer is yes, but take a look at this video I think it will answer a lot more questions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LKZrAokENA

If you decide to purchase a miniature spray gun check out pricing on eBay and Amazon, I paid only 25% of the manufactures retail price for a brand new gun.

Harold

  

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Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, December 21, 2019 12:32 AM

I have a Sata mini jet I bought back in the early 90s for use at work that I dug out for doing the 1/72 Gato.  Nice little gun.

 

Don't know yet what the kit is for the Secret Santa GB.... A week to wait.

 

Did treat myself to the new tamiya p38.

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, December 21, 2019 7:02 AM

Treated myself to some choice early Christmas gifts since the wife unit refuses to buy me kits as a present. She prefers that I get what I want rather than wracking her brain over it. Besides, I've been a very good boy this year.Embarrassed

Picked up the USS Alabama during one of Squadrons 30% off deals. Kfir was a $2 auction win.

I had to get my hands on this one. Always loved the Scharnhorst class and when I saw that Flyhawk had punched one, it was a go. Beautiful looking kit that comes complete with a full set of metal gun barrels and PE set. Ordered direct from China for $37.00 including S/H and arrived in 3 weeks. Not bad at all.

 

"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, December 21, 2019 7:19 AM

Gamera: Love the Klingon Battlecruiser. You have my blessing to enjoy guilt free.

Chad: Whoa! Those are impressive. And big! Have fun choosing some armor to accent those beasts.

"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 Saturday, December 21, 2019 9:23 AM

I've never heard of Flyhawk.  I'll have to give them a try. How do the moldings look?

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, December 21, 2019 1:54 PM

What scale is the fly hawk kit?  I haven't heard of them either though I'm not a ship guy.  Regardless that seems like a great price.  Just have to be patient.

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 21, 2019 4:32 PM

Not to take anything from Joe, but i saw that Flyhawk kit on scalemates. Its 1/700 and is a new release this year. They also released it with the extras.

https://www.scalemates.com/search.php?fkSECTION[]=Kits&q=FlyHawk+Model+Scharnhorst*&fkTYPENAME[]=%22Full%20kits%22

 

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd S-100/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, December 21, 2019 5:42 PM

Joe, now those are some kits I can appreciate. I'm with you regarding the Scharnhorst class Battlecruiser. Love them.

Flyhawk boys, is a "fairly" new competitor in the world ship kits. They have been around for a while making PE and other ship AM. Nice kits from what I here.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, December 21, 2019 10:09 PM

Nice scores Joe. The Scharnhorst was a very handsome ship! And the ‘Bama wasn’t too bad either.

 

As for myself, well, I saw this goodie on clearance for 30% off at Brookhurst Hobbies last week so I ran by there today after work to snatch it up. I’ve been wanting this one bad to fill out my Korean War collection...

 

 

I’m pretty sure that this will be my last purchase of the year. Certainly for in California...

 

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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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, December 21, 2019 11:57 PM

Sweet score Stick, pretty soon you'll be buying from Andy.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 22, 2019 8:13 AM

Bish

 

 
Gamera

Sergeant: Wow I never thought of using an actual spray gun on a model, just my airbrush... 

Anyway can we post stuff we bought even if it's for a Christmas present for ourselves and we haven't opened it yet?

 

 

 

If you haven't opened it yet then you don't have it so it doesn't count Big Smile

 

 

So technically since I haven't opened it if anyone asks I haven't bought it yet! Stick out tongue

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

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 22, 2019 8:16 AM

Chad: Those are cool! I have the Dragon Wagon and it's a Tamiya quality kit. Builds into a very impressive model when done!

Joe: Love those battlewagons. I walked around the Alabama about a decade ago. Very cool ship.

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

 

  • Member since
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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, December 22, 2019 10:14 AM

Bish

Not to take anything from Joe, but i saw that Flyhawk kit on scalemates. Its 1/700 and is a new release this year. They also released it with the extras.

https://www.scalemates.com/search.php?fkSECTION[]=Kits&q=FlyHawk+Model+Scharnhorst*&fkTYPENAME[]=%22Full%20kits%22

 

 

No issues Bish. Thanks to you and Steve for fielding the question in my short hiatus.

Flyhawk is indeed relatively new. They started out making PE sets for ships but, have since started out releasing 1/700 ships and 1/72 armor. Although I have yet to build one, from my own observation and from reviews, they have definitely raised the bar on molding and detailing on 1/700 ship kits. I also have their Prince of Wales kit, and let me tell you, these are some seriously beautiful kits. They also just recently released a Bismark kit that may interest many.

I should note, that Flyhawk has a unique marketing strategy. They box their kits in 2, or even 3, different sets. You can get a basic boxing sans the PE and brass, a deluxe boxing that includes PE and brass barrels and in some cases a super deluxe set that includes a further amount of PE, wooden deck and masking sets. So, if you should go shopping for one of their kits, be aware of this as it takes some research and attention to which kit you are getting. The added bonus is that you can get these for a decent price. I got both the deluxe versions of the POW and Scharnhorst deluxe kits direct from China for under $40.00. that included S/H.

In addition, Flyhawk molds some very unique kits, mainly British and German navy subjects as well as some German WW I ships. I'm considering also getting their HMS Campbeltown kit. They are lots of their kits on ebay. I suggest you check them out.

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 Mopar Madness on Sunday, December 22, 2019 10:15 AM

stikpusher

Nice scores Joe. The Scharnhorst was a very handsome ship! And the ‘Bama wasn’t too bad either.

 

As for myself, well, I saw this goodie on clearance for 30% off at Brookhurst Hobbies last week so I ran by there today after work to snatch it up. I’ve been wanting this one bad to fill out my Korean War collection...

 

 

I’m pretty sure that this will be my last purchase of the year. Certainly for in California...

 

You won't regret buying this one!  It's a stellar kit. Especially at that price. Too bad you couldn't have made your way to Texas! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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