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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 6, 2020 11:57 AM

Bish: Very cool!

Ted: Congrads on all that Star Wars goodness!!! 

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

 

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    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, January 6, 2020 11:48 PM

Bish: That Huey is sweet. Sounds like you have a very interesting plan for it.

Ted: That is one bountiful haul you got for Christmas. Especially in the Star Wars department. I especially like the big Hellcat. Nice.

"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 Tuesday, January 7, 2020 12:57 AM

You'll like the Tamiya thin glue I think. 

Someone else got that Hellcat as well.

I found the Airfix 1/24 version this past summer and picked it up.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:37 AM

This is it. ;

      First acquisition of 2020. No Pic, so sorry. It's the 1/144 model of Amodel's C123-E and B. Well, here's a thought . First, I never heard of them before. Second, I was surprised at the lack of flash.

      The Canopy area is one largish clear piece. All the little windows are very well deliniated and framed out. This little jewel even has an interior!. In this scale? I guess I could use .010strips inside for the frames?

      Full Cockpit as well! Hmmm.

  • Member since
    June 2017
Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:23 PM

Dragonusa has a great sale ($6 for the Hellcat kit!!!) going on right now, and I couldn't resist a Sherman and Hellcat. My stash didn't need another kit. But I did!

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 12:02 PM

Oh oh it's a Sherman!!! Congrads my unwary champion of goodness!!! 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:14 PM

Saw a couple of these built up and really wanted to do one.  Got this one partially started on ebay for a good price.  Didn't realize how HUGE this kit is!

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:50 PM

John, I bet that is a big kit.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Tamiya Me262

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, January 9, 2020 8:04 AM

It's big...almost 20" span in 72nd scale

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:38 AM

Aww, the glory of receiving $$$ for Christmas. The splurging has rolled into my stash in the form of some splendid gems.

Just outright went and bought this one. This is an eye popping splendor when you open the rather large box. Looks to be an amazing kit. 

I scored this 1/350 beast from an ebay seller who already had it for a decent price but, then offered a 15% discount for the New Year. As such, I jumped on it.

This kit was a particularly exciting score for me. I drove one of these when I was in HS and into college. Unfortunately, It got wrecked when someone made a turn in to my lane. I was devastated as I loved that car. I was thrilled to win this kit at auction. I plan to build it as the stock version like the one I drove.

Then there are these I picked up cheap at auction. The Neptune came without decals but, that is easily remedied.

"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
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 9, 2020 11:22 AM

Nice score Joe...Pssst, I'm starting a Japanese ship GB next year...pass it on. Wink

John, I bought that kit a HL for $12.50 on sale..... little yellow price tag. I knew it had to be a mistake so I snatched it up and ran to the regester before someone changed their mind Big Smile. It looks like a awsome kit!

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 9, 2020 11:31 AM

Those are cool guys! 

Love that IJN Mikuma Joe! 

I picked up a few things to use with stuff I already have. Nothing too exciting but I'll post them. Shipment from Sprue Brothers- ordered it Sat and it was in my hands Wed. I swear they're competing with Amazon for speed of shipping. 

Set of 1/350th armour and softskins to use with my LCT in ModelCrazy's US Ships GB: 

Tank crew for Bish's British armour GB: 

Tank crew for a Vietnam era M48 I'm building. First time I've used these figures and I'm really impressed by how they look in the box:

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2018
Posted by Ted4321 on Saturday, January 11, 2020 3:32 PM

Wow lots of good stuff here! 

Another Hellcat, an opal, a skymaster!?

Gam I hope you share photos of those tank crews when the time comes to build them.

I went to hobby lobby for only a tube of oil paint..

 

...and bought this: 

T e d

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, January 11, 2020 3:42 PM

Great scores.  Really like the Neptune, I'd like to know how that kit goes together. 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, January 11, 2020 4:13 PM
Joe nice scores. I've got two different boxings of the Neptune. Just like you no decals

 

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:53 PM

Yet another one of these at less than 1/2 price as an 'already started'. I just love those big auxiliary front lamps for night stages!

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, January 18, 2020 6:16 PM

Cool Pat!  I dig the rally cars.

Got this from ebay for a great price

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 19, 2020 8:12 AM

Been after this boxing of Italeri's Ju 52 for a while. Its got the correct seating arrangment for paratroopers. Finally managed to pick one on from e-bay this week.

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

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, January 23, 2020 10:35 AM

More cool kits being accumulated. I like it.

Pat: The rally car is sweet. I love those also and may have to consider one in the future.

John: Well done on scoring the big rail

Bish: Glad to see you score a kit that meets your requirements. Not always an easy task without having to supplement with AM parts.

Managed to add some nice trinkets lately.

This has been a wishlist addition for my Corsair collection for quite some time. Got it at really decent price on auction.

Got this off ebay. My brother owned a Cougar when he was younger and we used to drag main in it. I've been a Cougar lover ever since. The Eliminator is not the exact same car but, it will more than suffice. I would love to get the rare AMT '68 Cougar but, that currently fetches some major $$ to get a hold of.

And then there is this major score. I won this 1/72 2 kit boxing for $32.00 on a FB auction. This kit tends to go for $140.00 + on ebay. It was a brand new kit still in the shrink wrap. This simply made my day.

"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, January 23, 2020 11:41 AM

Ohhhh, all that styrene goodness! 

Joe: Great deal there on the F-14, congrads! And I love that racing Corsair! 

Most of my Christmas stuff came in from HobbyLink Japan, a few more things still out of stock: 

Love that ARL-44, such a cool tank and I love odd stuff. I dumped World of Tanks years ago but so happy that it helped get stuff like this molded: 

Weirdness!!! 

Too many tiny wheels!!! But at least the tracks are already cut off the sprue. 

I don't have any Taiwanese tanks but the crew was on sale so I picked it up! 

MiG-31 from the vintage movie 'Firefox'. I loved this movie as a kid- such a cool looking jet. Now I need a 1/144th Clint Eastwood...

Another cutsey Gundam kit. I bought one last year but still haven't built it. This year I swear I'll get one done (fingers crossed). 

And orange flavoured Kit-Kat. Not sure why they don't sell these outside Japan, I'd think they'd sell anywhere. 

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 23, 2020 11:51 AM

I love that "Cat"

Gam, strange looking tank. Kinda a mix of a Char Bis or Churchill and some Japanese paper tiger. I'll take the candy off you hands if you don't want it.

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 23, 2020 11:54 AM

Steve: The ARL-44 is a strange tank in any case. The French designed it in secret while still occupied by the Germans and then started production as soon as they were liberated. 

 https://www.militaryfactory.com/armor/detail.asp?armor_id=531

 

And love you man but the candy is mine... Big Smile 

Smile Burger

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, January 24, 2020 12:16 PM

Goodies for the rail :)

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, January 24, 2020 12:27 PM

JOE RIX

More cool kits being accumulated. I like it.

Pat: The rally car is sweet. I love those also and may have to consider one in the future.

John: Well done on scoring the big rail

Bish: Glad to see you score a kit that meets your requirements. Not always an easy task without having to supplement with AM parts.

Managed to add some nice trinkets lately.

This has been a wishlist addition for my Corsair collection for quite some time. Got it at really decent price on auction.

Got this off ebay. My brother owned a Cougar when he was younger and we used to drag main in it. I've been a Cougar lover ever since. The Eliminator is not the exact same car but, it will more than suffice. I would love to get the rare AMT '68 Cougar but, that currently fetches some major $$ to get a hold of.

And then there is this major score. I won this 1/72 2 kit boxing for $32.00 on a FB auction. This kit tends to go for $140.00 + on ebay. It was a brand new kit still in the shrink wrap. This simply made my day.

 

Seeing that Cougar brings back a memory.  Driving to work one morning I was following a car...had WA plates, "SPTNKTN"  Was so focused on trying to figure out what they meant, didn't place the car till he hit the left turn signal.  When it started the sequential blinking it hit what the car was.  Darn near wound up in the ditch, laughing so hard.  "Spittin' Kitten"

  • Member since
    September 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Friday, January 24, 2020 12:37 PM

Gamera

Ohhhh, all that styrene goodness! 

Joe: Great deal there on the F-14, congrads! And I love that racing Corsair! 

Most of my Christmas stuff came in from HobbyLink Japan, a few more things still out of stock: 

Love that ARL-44, such a cool tank and I love odd stuff. I dumped World of Tanks years ago but so happy that it helped get stuff like this molded: 

Weirdness!!! 

Too many tiny wheels!!! But at least the tracks are already cut off the sprue. 

I don't have any Taiwanese tanks but the crew was on sale so I picked it up! 

MiG-31 from the vintage movie 'Firefox'. I loved this movie as a kid- such a cool looking jet. Now I need a 1/144th Clint Eastwood...

Another cutsey Gundam kit. I bought one last year but still haven't built it. This year I swear I'll get one done (fingers crossed). 

And orange flavoured Kit-Kat. Not sure why they don't sell these outside Japan, I'd think they'd sell anywhere. 

 

Where did you get thw firefox from?    and who makes it?

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 A5M4 Claude

1/72 EF-111

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 24, 2020 12:49 PM

John: It's from a company called HMA. Which I've never even heard of. 

It's kinda on the small side, the Firefox was a big friggin' plane but in 1/144 she's still kinda on the small side. Then again I'm used to 1/48th scale.  The detail looks really good though. 

https://www.hlj.com/1-144-scale-mig-31-firefox-plastic-kit-hma75586

There used to be a couple 1/72nd and 1/48th kits garage kits about if you want to plop down over a hundred on a kit of dubious quality. 

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 24, 2020 12:50 PM

keavdog

Goodies for the rail :)

 

Damn, I saw those tires and thought 'Chocolate Donuts'.

I need some lunch... 

Stick out tongue

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, January 24, 2020 1:56 PM

Gamera, that tank does look an odd one, look forward to seeing you build it.

Gamera

And orange flavoured Kit-Kat. Not sure why they don't sell these outside Japan, I'd think they'd sell anywhere. 

 

Who says they don't have it outside japan.

Orange was the first flavour variant of the Kit Kat introduced in the UK in 96.

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

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Friday, January 24, 2020 3:15 PM

Chocolate and orange goes together in Ireland as a great combination.

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, January 24, 2020 3:35 PM

Popped into the LHS today to pick up my 3rd Airfix Phantom, this time the re-box of the FG.1 but with RAF markings.

And while i was there, i spotted a kit they don't normaly have. Bronco's 1/350 HMS Vanguard. Our LHS is only small so the space for kits is limited and of course they mostly stock the more popular kits. But often they will get one or two of a kit in, especially if its been asked for and they will ordr them in from Hannants. And if your lucky you can pick up somthing different. This was aksed for by a guy who used to serve on the boat. I had planned on picking it up from hannants later in the year, but figured what the hell, while its here i might as well grab it.

This will go nicely next to the Airfix Trafalgar.

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

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

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