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  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, February 10, 2020 2:24 PM

Joe, I'm intrested in knowing how the Seiran and Shinden are. Those are 2 kits I've had on my wishlist for a while. I just love the modern Jets. I am currently building the Hase A7, same mold, different boxing.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, February 10, 2020 2:26 PM

John, cool sprint.

Nino, smart idea from your wife. She sounds like mine. She forbids me from touching anything deliverd from China until she's has had a chance to sterilize it. New lungs you know.

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, February 10, 2020 3:15 PM

Huge haul for me from LHS in Vero Beach. All this and 4 bottles of Tamiya for $75

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, February 10, 2020 3:29 PM

Nice Haul!  I've been wanting to do that Tigercat as a fire bomber... and I went a bought one and the Lonestar belly tank and Draw decals.  You guys are such an influence on me :)

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 Monday, February 10, 2020 5:18 PM
John I couldn't pass up the deal. If I had more money I probably would have bought a few more

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, February 14, 2020 5:01 PM

I can't seem to find my thread on the Moebius 2001 pod to tack this on, so here is my latest acquisition, fresh from the mailman this morning!

It's designed to be used with Moebius' (nominally) 1/144 scale Discovery kit.  I'm not going to fit the Discovery with a pod bay; I just wanted a pod to lend a sense of scale.  And nope, not gonna light it!  The arms are flat PE, but maybe a thick coat of paint will make it right.

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by PFJN on Friday, February 14, 2020 9:55 PM

Hi,

I hadn't realized that its been several months since I posted anything here.  Over that time I kind of went on an early WWII Light/Medium Allied Tank binge.

Here's a Techmod T-70 Soviet Light Tank and a bagged Zvezda(?) T-60 Light Tank that I bought off eBay as a batch (along with a partially built/partially damage Leaphard Mk I kit).

T70T60

Here also is a Somua S35, a British Cruiser Mk II, a Valentine Mk IV, a Matilda II, an M3 Grant, an M3 Stuart, a Polish 7TP, and an Italian M13/40(which I guess is really not an allied tank, but I think some captured ones were used by Commonwealth forces)

S35MkIIV4Matilda IIGrantStuart7TPM13

In addition to those I also bought an old wooden Comet Destroyer kit, a Vacuform O-52 Owl Recon Plane, a Lexus Sedan and a Bolton Paul Defiant fighter plane.

CometOwlLexusDefiant

Pat

1st Group Build

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, February 15, 2020 8:22 AM
Those are some nice armor pickups. The M13 comes with decals for one captured by Australians I believe. Built one last year there’s some fit issues on the hull that take some work with putty but it’s an enjoyable little kit.  

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, February 15, 2020 3:55 PM

Got a pretty good deal on this one on ebay.  She will be a fire bomber.  I ordered the bellytank from LoneStar models and the decals from Draw

Thanks,

John

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

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by PFJN on Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:25 PM

GreySnake
Those are some nice armor pickups. The M13 comes with decals for one captured by Australians I believe. Built one last year there’s some fit issues on the hull that take some work with putty but it’s an enjoyable little kit.   

Hi, Thanks, good to know about the fit issues. Thanks for the heads up.

Pat

1st Group Build

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:47 PM

Holy smokes Pat! That's a lota armor.

John, that will be a nice looking build.

It's been a couple of months for me but picked this up today.

  • Member since
    June 2017
Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:25 AM

Pat, 

Nice haul! The Comet Destroyer looks like fun, a couple years ago I downloaded plans for it (and a few of their other vessels), even picked up a block of basswood for the hull. Looking forward to your build!

Joe

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by PFJN on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:28 PM

Thanks UP & MC. 

The hard part is going to be buiilding them all. I'm hoping to try and build all the armor mostly straight out of the box, since some of my more recent builds have been heavy on kit bashing, and have dragged on a bit.

I'm excited to try the Vacuform and Balsa kits too though, to see how tings were in the olden days Stick out tongue

Pat

1st Group Build

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, February 20, 2020 2:46 PM

I don't even have an F-16 in my stash yet,but I saw these decals and had to have them.Being a big football fan,I thought these were pretty cool commemorating the Colts Super Bowl win.I will probably pick up a Tamiya F-16 at some point.

  • Member since
    March 2005
Posted by philo426 on Friday, February 21, 2020 5:26 AM

Just received a Valom Bristol Bombay....

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, February 21, 2020 10:02 PM

Never seen that one before Philo!

I realized I didn't have one of these after watching the new Midway - mission accomplished

 

Thanks,

John

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

  • Member since
    March 2005
Posted by philo426 on Friday, February 21, 2020 11:02 PM

Yes came out some years ago and it is an interesting and esoteric aircraft.I have to build a Dauntless too! 

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, February 23, 2020 10:03 AM
Found a few things between eBay, hobby shop and a used bookstore.

The Tamiya Tiger I doesn’t build an accurate Africa Corp one so it will take a little work. The price sure beat what the Dragon one goes for. The PLA APC was on clearance at my hobby shop and looks like a fun build. The Horch was a nostalgia purchase the last one I built was when I was nine. I was happy to find the two books especially Tigers in the Mud I remember enjoying reading it some years back.    

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, February 23, 2020 11:23 AM

keavdog

Never seen that one before Philo!

I realized I didn't have one of these after watching the new Midway - mission accomplished

 

 

Dosen't that one also have New Zealand markings,I still have the build on my shelf,its a nice little kit.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Sunday, February 23, 2020 1:39 PM

I also got interested in the Midway time-frame USN and IJN aircraft too.  My conclusion is Hasegawa has the best Vals and Kates in 1/48.

   Many others must know this too as the Nakajima B5N2 models seem impossible to find in the Japan online stores.

 

  John,  That looks like an excellent Dauntless kit per my review at the 1999.co.jp site.    (I did not see any markings for a new Zealand version though.)

 

     Thanks for reminding me that the old Monogram kit I built in my youth is dated and needs to be replaced.

 

     This is a great thread. There are more Happy Modelers here than any other Forum.

 

      Keep up the good work boys and girls. Where else can we help the worlds economy and feel great about it at the same time.

 

    Jim.

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Sunday, February 23, 2020 3:58 PM

Although in the process of moving I don't like to miss a bargain!

or two!

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    November 2018
  • From: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posted by sickdude on Sunday, February 23, 2020 11:06 PM

Latest pickups, all for the grand total of 30 bucks Canadian :)).

William (Willy)

 
  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Monday, February 24, 2020 11:53 AM
Nice pickups stickdude. I’ve been meaning to get a Vampire one day along with some Rhodesian air force decals; always liked how the aircraft looked.

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Monday, February 24, 2020 4:46 PM

I've caught another ebay UK deal!

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 1:44 PM

After finishing off the Northern Ireland version of the Snatch Land Rover last week, i couldn't wait to grab another Accurate Armour kit from Op Baner. This time the Humber Pig Mk 2. This one is a complete kit rather than a conversion, and looks like it will be a nice build.

''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 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:43 PM

Cool Pat - does it come with the wrinkled sidewalls?

Bish - nice - is that old Accurate Armor boxing?

I had Mail Call!

Dauntless decals - lots of options

Tank conversion for my F-7F Tigercat firebomber

 

I jumped on the Hamerhead shark train - 1/20 Hamerhead shark - some of the best resin I've ever seen!

 

 

Thanks,

John

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:52 AM

Its pretty standard for their boxers, this kit was only released in 2016. I got a Challenger 2 turret at the same time and that came in the same type of box.

Those sharks are becoming popular, i might have to get some of that action soon.

''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 Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:10 AM

Oh wow, cool stuff!!! Personally I love Real G's spacepod and John's hammerhead!!! Heart

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2018
  • From: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posted by sickdude on Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:42 PM

Latest pickups from modelling mate, and he threw in the mags for free. Happy me Propeller.

   

William (Willy)

 
  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 2, 2020 11:42 AM

Oh cool Willy, gotta love a Griffin engined Spit! 

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

 

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