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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 25, 2020 7:42 AM

So after getting those 2 yesterday i had another turn up tody that i was not expecting for a few weeks. I have had Trumpeters 350 Graf Spe on the wish list for a while. As i got some cash for Xmas and i knew i would be bilding Revell's S-Boat early in the year, i figured i should top up the ship stash. When i opened the door to the postman, i knew what it was in his hands but was surprised at how small the box was. But then i am compareing that to the Revell Bismarck.

''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 Saturday, January 25, 2020 7:58 AM

That's a nice one! I wouldn't mind getting this one myself. 

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 Saturday, January 25, 2020 8:05 AM

Its my first Trump ship and it does look very nice.

''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
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:48 PM

Bish, nice! As you noticed the Spee is not that large of a ship, about the same size as late US heavys.

Trumpy kits are very nice, about on par with Academy. A little PE goes a long way with any ship.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:56 PM

Well thats a good seal of approval. Your not wrong about that, the box is only alittle bigger than the one for the vanguard.

It comes with some PE rails and i am planning on getting the Eduard set and some barrels.

I have never done an Academy ship, most of mine are Revell.

''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 Saturday, January 25, 2020 2:29 PM

Est.1961

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

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Well I did a little research and you can get the orange Kit-Kats in Canada too.

Even though Nestle products are sold in the US Kit-Kats are made under license here by Hersey. Oh well...

 

Cool stuff there Bish, love the Vanguard and the 'Spee!

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 25, 2020 2:39 PM

Gamera

 

 
Est.1961

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

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Well I did a little research and you can get the orange Kit-Kats in Canada too.

Even though Nestle products are sold in the US Kit-Kats are made under license here by Hersey. Oh well...

 

Cool stuff there Bish, love the Vanguard and the 'Spee!

 

Hersey got the rights to make Kit Kat before Rowntree's was bought out by Nestle. The flavoured versions only came out after the take over, so i guess thats why Hersey can't make the orange ones.

''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 Saturday, January 25, 2020 2:45 PM

Bish

 

 
Gamera

 

 
Est.1961

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

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Well I did a little research and you can get the orange Kit-Kats in Canada too.

Even though Nestle products are sold in the US Kit-Kats are made under license here by Hersey. Oh well...

 

Cool stuff there Bish, love the Vanguard and the 'Spee!

 

 

 

Hersey got the rights to make Kit Kat before Rowntree's was bought out by Nestle. The flavoured versions only came out after the take over, so i guess thats why Hersey can't make the orange ones.

 

Oh gee, well I learned something new today!

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Saturday, January 25, 2020 4:16 PM

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So after getting those 2 yesterday i had another turn up tody that i was not expecting for a few weeks. I have had Trumpeters 350 Graf Spe on the wish list for a while. As i got some cash for Xmas and i knew i would be bilding Revell's S-Boat early in the year, i figured i should top up the ship stash. When i opened the door to the postman, i knew what it was in his hands but was surprised at how small the box was. But then i am compareing that to the Revell Bismarck.

 

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I've always been attracted to the battle ships of old bristling with weapons on the high seas. I built the Bismarck back in the seventies lovingly painted I was delighted with it. Got one again recently to relive those times, look forward to watching your build of the Graf Spee. I also have for years a model of the HMS Ark Royal in the stash I ought to build some day. 

  • Member since
    September 2005
  • From: Central Nebraska
Posted by freem on Saturday, January 25, 2020 4:34 PM

Here's my latest from the last couple of years

Porsche and Forrest Sherman are ebay steals and kits I built back in the 70's. Went hog wild on Dreadnought with decks, barrels PE etc.  The M4 Sherman was ordered by my daughter for my birthday; it shipped just like you see it from Poland to Nebraska. Box wasn't even taped shut!  Nothing missing that I can tell.

Chris Christenson

 

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Sunday, January 26, 2020 1:48 PM

Procrastinating again should be concentrating on the scammell, took time to arrange these goodies. Bought the Lancaster with Christmas money myself, the rest were from the family pretty chuffed I was.

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  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Monday, January 27, 2020 7:38 AM
Been pretty busy since November and didn’t buy anything hobby related till a couple weeks ago. The gentleman that was running a quarterly model swap meet in Tucson is moving so I went all out.  

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, January 27, 2020 9:50 AM

All that iron will keep you busy for awhile....nice after Christmas sale/buy.

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, January 27, 2020 1:18 PM

GreySnake
Been pretty busy since November and didn’t buy anything hobby related till a couple weeks ago. The gentleman that was running a quarterly model swap meet in Tucson is moving so I went all out.  

 

Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang!!! 

                   

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, January 27, 2020 1:36 PM

Recently picked these up. The Charger kit will be the one I'll be emphasizing in this post however. I just got done with a General Lee....ish build where I made a General Lee as it would be if I owned it. Stuff like dropped down a little lower, without the front bumper guard and in R/T trim.

My intention is to build a Bullitt II Charger out of it. I was given the idea after someone on another forum saw my General Lee. Visions of dropping it a couple of inches with some street big and little BF Goodrich tires with Magnum 500's outta do the trick.

                   

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 27, 2020 1:38 PM

Nice Mustang, I'm kinda feeling like building a car again.

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, January 27, 2020 11:32 PM

mustang1989

Recently picked these up. The Charger kit will be the one I'll be emphasizing in this post however. I just got done with a General Lee....ish build where I made a General Lee as it would be if I owned it. Stuff like dropped down a little lower, without the front bumper guard and in R/T trim.

My intention is to build a Bullitt II Charger out of it. I was given the idea after someone on another forum saw my General Lee. Visions of dropping it a couple of inches with some street big and little BF Goodrich tires with Magnum 500's outta do the trick.

 

Those are sweet Joe. I really like the Dart Hemi. Seems that would be an epic looking build in your hands.

"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
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 27, 2020 11:42 PM

Some major scores!  I have that Dart in the stash.

Thanks,

John

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

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 12:01 PM

Oh gee whiz guys, nice scores!!! I feel less guilty about buying all that junk now! 

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

 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, February 1, 2020 1:35 PM

Haven't bought any kits lately,want to build down the stash,but my friends son enlisted and will be serving with an artillery unit using these,so I wanted to build him one.

Then these were cheap enough and recommended on another thread,so I got the tweezer set

 

  • Member since
    January 2019
  • From: Southeast Kentucky
Posted by The Drifter on Saturday, February 1, 2020 2:05 PM

Great looking kit Tojo...are you going to do a WiP thread on this build? The tweezer set looks nice. Great variety set. Yes

Jeff

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, February 1, 2020 2:14 PM

The Drifter

Great looking kit Tojo...are you going to do a WiP thread on this build? The tweezer set looks nice. Great variety set. Yes

 

Possibly,just getting my feet wet again,sometimes the build log puts uneccessary pressure on me,we'll see.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, February 1, 2020 2:53 PM

Preordered the new 1/24 Tamiya Mustang GT4!

Thanks,

John

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

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, February 1, 2020 3:04 PM

That's going to be a really nice 'stang. They're also going to release a 1/10 RC version! 

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 Saturday, February 1, 2020 11:38 PM

Stoked because the wheels are what I need to do my Boss 302 Laguna seca.  I have the Revell kit and they have the standard Boss 302 wheels (2013).  Now I need to figure out how to do the gray graphics instead of black.   Regardless, the GT4 will be awesome and we were all talking about Tamiya doing more US muscle cars (or pony).  

They look like the Forgeline wheels I bought for track days.

Thanks,

John

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

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Sunday, February 2, 2020 2:47 AM

Another already started rallycar!

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, February 6, 2020 11:10 PM

Keavdog: Got to admit that I had an "I'll be Danged" moment when I saw that Tamiya was releasing the Mustang right after the thread concerning Tamiya making muscle cars was posted. Should be a sweet kit.

Pat: Now, that Triumph kit is right choice. Primo score brother.

And now for my latest additions.

Purchased the new 1/72 PBY release from Revell. This is a rebox of the very nice Academy kit. The difference being the decal selection. The new kit provides markings for an Aleutian PBY along with a reserve unit. The Academy kit only has a Black Cat marking.

Acquired some nice 1/72 Japanese flair via auction:

Then yesterday I had a fellow modeler that lives in a neighboring community stop by my store to pick up an order and he dropped a wonderful surprise on me. He brought me a bag of 1/72 aircraft kits! He told me that he could no longer see well enough to build in 1/72 and since he knew that I build in 1/72 that he wanted to give them to me. I offered to pay him for them but, he refused. So instead, I invited him to come by my home at his convenience and find something in my stash for trade. This he gladly accepted. Here is what he brought me:

And then lastly, I too obtained a set of the same tweezers as Tojo did. They are really nice and a huge bargain on Amazon.

 

"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
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, February 6, 2020 11:14 PM

Nice haul.  I have a thing for float planes.  I got a set of those tweezers too.  Split them with my wife and we both love them.

Thanks,

John

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

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, February 7, 2020 7:51 PM

I went to the local hobby shop looking for paint, but they didn't have gunze mr hobby or mr color.  I did stock up on a few of the dwindling MM enamels and poked around the AK and Mission Model paints, but need to do more research.  And I picked up this, because of Don :)

Thanks,

John

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

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Monday, February 10, 2020 1:04 PM

For those enhancing their stash from Asia: 

Dear customer,
Your order is confirmed and ready to ship. The tracking number is LD028117928HK.
According to Hong Kong Post, due to measures taken by the Hong Kong government to reduce the risk of the spread of the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), all inbound and outbound mail processing (letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items) are subject to disruption. The delivery time may take longer. Please wait for the delivery. Thank you.
Regards
Hobbyeasy
 
Also, my wife suggests not to pop Bubblewrap from China... )
    Nino
 
 

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