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  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, December 23, 2019 5:51 PM

It's Christmas in... well Christmas!  A timely (but wet) package arrived today from Hobby Terra in the Ukraine!  There must be a disgruntled postal worker somewhere with a bucket of water, as this is the second overseas package I have received that arrived with a smashed end that looked like it had sat in a 6" deep puddle of water long enough to allow the cardboard to decay into loose bits.  The other time it was a package from Hannants in England.  The T-80's box was really smashed, and the instructions and painting guide were ruined.  However, his evil plans were thwarted this time due to the thorough bubble wrap inside - everything was intact and dry!

Sorry no package photo, as I have already disposed of the soggy carcass.

The Buran kit was released early this year, but had minimal decals and was PRICEY, like $80 pricey, so I held back when I heard that the manufacturer was going to reissue the kit with complete tile decals.  When Hobby Terra listed the kit as "in stock", the new decals were included and the asking price was around $24.

  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Monday, December 23, 2019 6:51 PM

   Mopar Madness, you will really enjoy the Famo, the tracks are easy once you get the sequence down. It is an ABSOLUTE beautiful and FUN kit to build. The Dragon Wagon is in the same calibier almost falls together. Enjoy them bot and be-damned the empty boxes.

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, December 23, 2019 8:05 PM

Great! The box art is stunning! 

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

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 11:58 AM

SCORE!

Thanks,

John

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

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 12:07 PM
Yes you did

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 12:27 PM

Nice score John! Big Smile

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 12:36 PM

Here's my model related booty.

The Perry, PE and Yamato are from my Secret Santa, the airbrush is from my wife.

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 12:48 PM

Oh yeah

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 12:57 PM

Oh wow, that's some impressive stuff guys!!! Yes

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 11:17 PM

Some mighty outstanding hauls going on here folks. Rather impressive indeed. Especially you Keavdog, Wow!!

Here's my Christmas additions. The P-40 was a Secret Santa gift. All the rest was from my wife. The rivet tool is 1/72 scale. I am happy.

 

"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
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 26, 2019 7:47 AM

Oh that's a cool haul there Joe! 

Love those manuals, bet there's a lot of useful information in there. 

That Metal Earth Corsair though, gives me a headache to look at it. I hate PE on the best of days and a whole friggin' model made of it.... Dead

 

Good luck!!! 

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, December 26, 2019 12:03 PM

Here is the Tamiya Milestone 100th release of the Storch in 1/48

Another new one, always loved the Staggerwing.

This arrived via sleigh for the Secret Santa GB just starting.  Got to get an order out for paint, since I don't have any Japanese colors on hand...

Also have the new Tamiya P38 that arrive before Christmas, but leaving it in the shipping box for now, too much on the plate.

Sorry for the out of focus shots.....new camera that I still have to figure out.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 26, 2019 8:43 PM

Nice Joe,  those Metal Earth kuts are nice. The tabs are a bit tough to bend though.

Book on water...pffft.  Wink seriously it should be an interesting reference. 

When I started making water there was zero info on the subject, the masters were keeping it close to the vest.  Lots of trial and error, and it continues to this day.

 

GH awesome!  Stagerwings are some of the coolest looking airplanes.

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy (Houston), TX
Posted by Aggieman on Thursday, December 26, 2019 8:55 PM

The missus left Tamiya's new P-38F/G Lightning under our tree yesterday.

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, December 26, 2019 8:56 PM

Not many realize that the Staggerwing was faster than most fighters of the day.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 27, 2019 9:27 AM

goldhammer

This arrived via sleigh for the Secret Santa GB just starting.  Got to get an order out for paint, since I don't have any Japanese colors on hand...

Sorry for the out of focus shots.....new camera that I still have to figure out.

 

Japanese Group Build IX starting middle of next week (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) Wink

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 27, 2019 11:37 AM

Not model related but there might be some interest so I'll post this here. Picked up the Criterion Showa Godzilla Blu-Ray Collection as a Christmas present for myself. It's in a booklet form and it's BIG over a foot/30cm in height. They've put in a commentary on each film with a full page cartoon style illustration. The actual Blu-Rays are snugged into the back cover.  

Not cheap- I paid a little over a hundred US for mine but it was worth it! 

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, December 27, 2019 11:57 AM

Gamera

 

 
goldhammer

This arrived via sleigh for the Secret Santa GB just starting.  Got to get an order out for paint, since I don't have any Japanese colors on hand...

Sorry for the out of focus shots.....new camera that I still have to figure out.

 

 

 

Japanese Group Build IX starting middle of next week (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) Wink

 

Maybe....dug out the Betty from the dark recesses of the closet of doom that never got finished for your GB III or IV.  Got to do something with that before I add another failure to the list.  At least this one has a chance as I don't want to disappoint my Santa.

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Monday, December 30, 2019 11:23 PM

This is what I bought with Mrs. Castelnuovo's gift card for Christmas. Somebody built this on this forum and I liked it.

  • Member since
    September 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 7:48 AM

got these 2 over the Christmas break,  the star Trek ship was from my twins for Christmas,  I think its the first model any of my kids has ever got me!   the second I got got because my one son said come to Wal-mart and look at the models before they are all gone so i did.   Always wanted a model of the hawk from space 1999!

John

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

1/72 EF-111

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 1:50 PM

Nice additions there John. I am planning on getting an Eagle at some point, used to love that show.

''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

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 2:51 PM

CN: I love that artillery tractor, you can go nuts weathering and dirtying her up! 

John: Not a big fan of the new Trek but still cool. Love that Hawk, haven't seen much of 1999 but it and the Eagle are great looking ships. 

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 6:51 PM

Gamera

CN: I love that artillery tractor, you can go nuts weathering and dirtying her up! 

 

 

LOL, that was the idea. Some kits just need to be weathered, rusted, dirtied up Smile

  • Member since
    September 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Thursday, January 2, 2020 6:23 AM

Gamera

CN: I love that artillery tractor, you can go nuts weathering and dirtying her up! 

John: Not a big fan of the new Trek but still cool. Love that Hawk, haven't seen much of 1999 but it and the Eagle are great looking ships. 

 

Not a fan of the new trek either,  only because they put it on a pay-per view channel and that kinda pissed me off.  I'm really more of a trek guy than star wars.  I still have a eagle from when they were originally released,  late 70's early 80's,  it sits watch over my work bench until I get the nerve to recondition it.

John

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

1/72 EF-111

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, January 3, 2020 2:39 PM

My first new addition of the year. I want to build a helicopter for the British army GB. I came across this one on e-bay a couple of weeks ago, it includes the option for a Bell 212 that are used in Brunei for Jungle Warfare traning.

''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

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, January 3, 2020 5:01 PM

Gam, Those are the classics! 

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

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, January 3, 2020 5:06 PM

Bish, those Bell 212's has some very colorful liveries. 

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, January 3, 2020 5:21 PM

The kit just provides the grey/green scheme. But i have seen some recent photo's on the 7 flight FB page which shows the same aircraft still in service with orange engines. So i am going to go with that.

''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

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, January 3, 2020 5:25 PM

castelnuovo

This is what I bought with Mrs. Castelnuovo's gift card for Christmas. Somebody built this on this forum and I liked it.

 

 

It was Don

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/3/t/180428.aspx

 

Thanks,

John

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

  • Member since
    December 2018
Posted by Ted4321 on Saturday, January 4, 2020 4:12 PM

Kits I received this year for Christmas: 

I also recieved some giftcards to the HL and the local internet giant retailer.  The bag of 200 eye droppers was only 8 bucks.  I haven't used extra thin glue before but the internet says it's good so I'm trying it out. Not pictured is a bottle of brown panel line accent- delivery in a few days. 

T e d 

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