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  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, May 25, 2017 8:39 AM

falconmod

I'm with you guys,  I really like 1/72.   I've also bought some of the new released Airfix that I knew were new tooling.

Does anyone have a list of what is new tool?   So when we are in the LHS we can snap them up!

Thanks

John

 

Unfortunatly Airfix does notnumber there kits in an order which indicates there age as tamiya or Dragon does. The only way is to check each kit on scale mates. Hannants does specify New Tool on the listing for those kits, but you would have to look at each kit. I believe the new tooling started around 2008, the 72nd Nimrod was one of the first.

''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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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Thursday, May 25, 2017 8:58 AM

Hey, thanks Bruce and stikpusher! It's not a priority item since I have almost zero $ in the kit and I'm way behind on the building list! I'll keep looking and see if I can stumble on something in the future. Your help is appreciated! A NASA version would be cool! I saw one years ago hanging in the National Air and Space Museum.

Max

BTW, NASA also had a rocket assisted 104. There's some aftermarket kit for that has the parts and decals. Chuck Yeager flew and ejected from one. I'll try a search on this.

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  • From: Mid Michigan
Posted by shamoo on Thursday, May 25, 2017 7:54 PM

I'll jump in with a couple...

 Untitled by David Brownlee, on Flickr

 Untitled by David Brownlee, on Flickr

Not pictured is a resin cockpit for the Revell/Monogram P-40B I ordered from Starfighter Decals, specific for the kit.  Having never worked with resin before, it should be fun.

Dave

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  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, May 25, 2017 8:49 PM

I've had this for years, but I just found it again in a box. :)

My new paint rack!

It may need a little more modification, but dang, I wish I hadn't forgotten this!

- Mike Brindos

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:12 PM

Hodakamax

BTW, NASA also had a rocket assisted 104. There's some aftermarket kit for that has the parts and decals. Chuck Yeager flew and ejected from one. I'll try a search on this.

 

Actually, the rocket F-104, AKA the NF-104A was a USAF aircraft, not NASA. Look at the markings.

 

 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, May 25, 2017 11:22 PM

I received the Airfix Zero starter kit today and I must say it looks very nice. The brush they put in the box is a Humbrol #2 which would probably cost me around $3.99 which is what I paid for the kit.

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Friday, May 26, 2017 7:45 AM

I stand corrected! In all my research looking for NASA f-104 decals one of the many sources listed the 3 NF-104s as a NASA aircraft. A bit more reasearch confirms your info that they were all USAF aircraft. Oops!

Max

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 26, 2017 8:09 AM

Ohhh, all of those are cool guys but I really love that paint rack Mike! 

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

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, May 26, 2017 12:11 PM

Thanks, Gamera. I don't remember where I got it from, but I believe it was meant to display hot sauces lol.

I'm going to add a couple more shelves to it and it should serve me well.  :D

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, May 26, 2017 12:57 PM

M. Brindos

Thanks, Gamera. I don't remember where I got it from, but I believe it was meant to display hot sauces lol. 

 

Now THAT makes sense. It does look a bit flamboyant for a hobby item. Especially the upper level artwork 

 

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: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, May 26, 2017 12:59 PM

Been trying to get hold of the Academy 72nd Avenger for a while now for the Midway GB. Hannants finally got some in stock last weekend and it arrived today.

''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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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, May 26, 2017 1:18 PM

Nice......got the 'Cat ordered along with decals and pit PE, should all be here in the next week or so.  Picked up most of the paint last night before the club meeting.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, May 26, 2017 1:30 PM

goldhammer

Nice......got the 'Cat ordered along with decals and pit PE, should all be here in the next week or so.  Picked up most of the paint last night before the club meeting.

 

Looks a bit of a mix detail wise. Wheels have very very nice tire tread but there a sprue attachment point on 2 sides and a big seam running right around the middle. The engraved panel lines look nice but then the pilot is somthing i can't quite explain and the MG's are just awful.

But nothing that can't be fixed by some AM or a bit of modelling.

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

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  • From: Western NY
Posted by Bossman on Friday, May 26, 2017 9:55 PM

Bish
Looks a bit of a mix detail wise.

Hey Bish - Congrats on finding one !   I agree.  I was just looking at mine last night and I was a bit disappointed in the engine as well.  Then I looked at the photos on the side of the box and I was thinking - something just doesn't look right about the nose in those photos.  I don't know if its just the photography - or if the outline is inaccurate.  It just seems longer and narrower than I thought it should look.   didn't even look at the pilot - but there are a few in my spares box that I can call up to duty if this guy isn't up to it.

Funny - pilot figures seem to be a mixed bag with any mfgr.

Look forward to seeing what you do with this one.

Chris

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  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Saturday, May 27, 2017 10:11 PM

M. Brindos

I've had this for years, but I just found it again in a box. :)

My new paint rack!

It may need a little more modification, but dang, I wish I hadn't forgotten this!

 

 

 

 

That is cool

 

 

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, May 27, 2017 11:29 PM

Excellent acquisitions everyone. Looks like some folks are making out right nicely.

Mike B.: That soon to be paint rack is boss. Now that's some righteous repurposing.

Bish

Been trying to get hold of the Academy 72nd Avenger for a while now for the Midway GB. Hannants finally got some in stock last weekend and it arrived today.

 

Good to see you snagged that Avenger. I had that kit in my stash until just recently but, sold it. Not an overly bad kit. I'm sure you will do it justice.

"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: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, May 27, 2017 11:43 PM

Had some unexpected success at last weeks FB auctions. Certainly did not expect to win all of these yet, it turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Although, I would of have bid higher for the Italian Battleship Roma. I've wanted to add an Italalian ship to my stash. The rest were just gravy.

"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 Sunday, May 28, 2017 7:13 AM

JOE RIX

Excellent acquisitions everyone. Looks like some folks are making out right nicely.

Mike B.: That soon to be paint rack is boss. Now that's some righteous repurposing.

 
Bish

Been trying to get hold of the Academy 72nd Avenger for a while now for the Midway GB. Hannants finally got some in stock last weekend and it arrived today.

 

 

 

Good to see you snagged that Avenger. I had that kit in my stash until just recently but, sold it. Not an overly bad kit. I'm sure you will do it justice.

 

 

Thanks for the vote of confidance. PTO aircraft are not normally my think, but i have always like the Avenger and wanted to build one for a while, so the Midway GB was to god to miss.

''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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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, May 28, 2017 11:59 AM

Bish-  have some pics of externals on an Avenger that is in a collection here.  Don't recall what version it is, has to be later though.  Can email them to you 4 at a time if they might help.  Just let me know what you want.  No interior or pit pics though. Can't climb on them for that.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, May 28, 2017 12:16 PM

Thanks GH. I am doing a very early one, and from what i know they just carried torpedo's internally. Don't plan on going to over board, i think the PE set i have on order just deals with the pit. Just going to relax and enjoy this one.

''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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    May 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 7:12 PM

Look what arrived from Japan today. Both kits combined $28 with free shipping!! It took 2 weeks only. That's at least $15 to $20 cheaper than the States not to mention shipping. The Japanese stores on Amazon are great. 

 

 

Griffin

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 9:45 PM

Banzai!

 

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: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:21 PM

Griffin, 

I have the late 60's Italaerei M16/40 (that's how the company is spelled on the box). I'll bet yours is better.

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:31 PM

modelcrazy

Griffin, 

I have the late 60's Italaerei M16/40 (that's how the company is spelled on the box). I'll bet yours is better.

 

Nah, I've built both. Comparing the originals, the Italeri kit has more and finer details. All the Italeri kit needs is better tracks. Now the repop of the Tamiya kit has some new parts including link and length tracks and new figures. but overall of the two base kits, Italeri has more finesse in the molding.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:41 PM

Yeah, Stick, I've pulled it out of the stash many times, looked it over and almost started it. I doesn't look too bad except for the tracks like you said. I'll have to start it some time soon.

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 11:35 PM

The Italeri vinyl tracks are better detailed than the Tamiya vinyl tracks. They are just so stiff... If Italeri would repop their older 1/35 armor kits with link and length tracks... 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 6:49 AM

I'll check to see if there are any AM tracks for it.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 6:59 AM

stikpusher

The Italeri vinyl tracks are better detailed than the Tamiya vinyl tracks. They are just so stiff... If Italeri would repop their older 1/35 armor kits with link and length tracks... 

 

Tamiya have re-boxed some Italeri kits, the Pz werfer 42 has link and length tracks.

''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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    May 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 9:46 AM

modelcrazy

Griffin, 

I have the late 60's Italaerei M16/40 (that's how the company is spelled on the box). I'll bet yours is better.

 

I read the reviews on Scalemates and it got medium reviews. It does have a few PE parts and a turned barrel, plus the figures. It was $22.11 with free shipping. Italaerei eh? That's interesting. I wonder when they changed it? 

 

 

Griffin

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  • From: Somewhere in Ohio...
Posted by DasBeav on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 10:26 AM

Griffin25
 
modelcrazy

Griffin, 

I have the late 60's Italaerei M16/40 (that's how the company is spelled on the box). I'll bet yours is better.

 

 

 

I read the reviews on Scalemates and it got medium reviews. It does have a few PE parts and a turned barrel, plus the figures. It was $22.11 with free shipping. Italaerei eh? That's interesting. I wonder when they changed it? 

 

I 've done the M16/40 and it's a nice little model. Got pics somewhere. I paid around $22 and got it shipped from Japan. They said it might take 2 months...got it in 10 days.I believe I paid around 25$ with Prime. Was mad for awhile when I didn't get PE and Barrel when I looked in the box...They're taped to the top of the box! They changed the spelling in the early 70s to make it easier  topronounce and attract a wider base. I have a Samoniviente from the 60s with that Italaerei spelling.

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