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  • 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
    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
    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

  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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

  • 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
    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
    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: 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
 
 
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
    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
    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

  • 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: 1/48 Tamiya Me262

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 2:53 PM

Preordered the new 1/24 Tamiya Mustang GT4!

Thanks,

John

  • 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
    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 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
    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
    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

  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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.

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