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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:35 PM

Picked up this little diecast trailer for $19 - fun prop

I removed the center mount - 2 screws

Thanks,

John

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

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, April 5, 2020 1:41 PM
Some stuff from SprueBrothers and eBay.
 
Picked up some aftermarket parts for my Tamiya T-55 I’m about to start on. Got a aluminum barrel, photo etch grills and some better tow cables.  Added more figures to my ever growing Red Army think I have enough figures for every Cold War era tank in the stash now.

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, April 4, 2020 11:08 PM

Nice find Joe! I agree about the Scirocco, those are very sharp looking cars. They handle pretty nice too. I got to drive one a bit, once upon a time. 

Cool tortoise too! 

 

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N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:59 PM

Nice set of decals Stik

This also just arrived in the mail today. I always loved this car when I was young and dreamed of owning one.. My sisiter-in-law owned one and I just loved it.

Now, we do own a "Scirocco" of sorts. That's the name of our tortoise. Being as she is an African Socata Tortoise native to the fringes of the Sahara it seemed only appropriate that we name her after the winds that blow from the Meditteranian across the Sahara. And yes, she does move faster than you think. You don't take your eyes off of her when she's outside for a walk.

"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 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:01 PM

The postman brought these yesterday. And they are sized for my Monogram kit.

 

 

The blue on the markings is the lighter shade worn during Vietnam by VA-93 and not the darker blue like on the Eagle Strike sheet for the A-7E.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, April 4, 2020 2:23 PM

-Greg

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, April 4, 2020 2:13 PM

Thanks,

John

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

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:36 AM

Greg
Joe, I didn't know you were a big Corsair fan. I like them too.

Yeah, the Corsair and the PBY Catalina are my favorites. I currently have 15 different Corsair kits. And to think, I still have yet to get either of the beautiful 1/32 Tamiya Corsairs. Yet.Big Smile

"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
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:47 AM

Joe, I didn't know you were a big Corsair fan. I like them too.

I often get on nostalgia kicks for kits and companies no longer available. It's neat that AMT are still pretty much readily available.

John, great choice on the compressor, I think you are going to love it. I have pretty much the same compressor, but without the tank. I have tank envy. I want one and I think you paid less for your whole setup than I did my tankless compressor.

If it is the same as mine, it is whisper quiet. Have you fired it up yet?

BTW, do you have a model or link for that compressor? You have my gears grinding......

-Greg

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:52 AM

Thanks Joe, got to keep on building!

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:08 AM

Keavdog, Bummer you had no access to CO2 but, nice score to keep you in business. Not being able to airbrush during lockdown would certainly be catastrophic.

I've been wanting this particular Fairlane kit myself for some time. Got it on ebay for $20.00 on a "make an offer" shot

"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 Friday, April 3, 2020 10:36 PM

That Fairlane is on my wish list!

Ran out of CO2 and my local gas shop is closed due to COVID-19.  So.....

Back in business.  $96 shipped with an airbrush (which will go to my wife).  We'll see how this compares to CO2 (which I WILL go back to)... just can't imagine going 45 days without airbrushing anything

Thanks,

John

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

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, April 3, 2020 5:12 PM

These choice items arrived today. The "Fleet Arm" Corsair is very welcome addition to my substantial Corsair stash.

  

"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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    December 2018
Posted by Ted4321 on Friday, April 3, 2020 2:45 PM

This is a great thread.  Joe, love the rat trap! 

 

T e d

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, April 3, 2020 2:15 PM

Joe, Cliff, John....

Nice of you to take the time to comment on my splurge, thanks!

Joe, 'vast skills', I think you may have me confused with somebody who has a clue what they are doing, but I sure do appreciate your encouragment.

 

-Greg

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, April 3, 2020 12:13 PM

Nice Greg!  I've never built one of their kits either.

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 Friday, April 3, 2020 10:31 AM

Yeah, big congrads Greg!!! 

They make beautiful stuff! 

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, April 3, 2020 9:48 AM

Whoa Ho! That's a beauty Greg. I am so looking forward to you putting that to the bench and putting your vast skills to it.

"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
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, April 3, 2020 9:10 AM

I've been wanting to try a Zukei Mura kit, and good 'ol Toshi whetted my appetite even more a few years ago when Mrs Toshi got one for him and he did a WIP so we could watch.

I finally used the current situation as my rationalization to splurge. I added a metal strut and color cockpit PE set.

PS, it's been a few decades since I attempted a 'modern' fighter, so I'll probably need some help from y'all.

-Greg

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 3, 2020 8:25 AM

JOE RIX

 

 
Gamera
Joe: Love the Tone and the Gripen too! Although I will admit to not having good luck with Kopro kits in the past... 

 

That is interesting to know about the Kopro kits Gam. I'd never heard of them but, since it was an interesting subject w/ the splinter pattern I bought it on a whim. I'd read somewhere that it was possibly a rebox of the Italeri mold but. I'm not sure about that. Out of the box it appears to have some nice detail and fine panel lines.

 

I hope she goes together for you without any issues. Being Italeri is a good sign. I fought with a couple kits from the Warsaw Pact back in the '80s and '90s and am not eager to repeat the experience. Guess I've devolved from a modeler down to an assembler- I just don't have the patience I used to have. 

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 3, 2020 8:23 AM

PatW

Yet another deal from ebay UK..................

 

Yeah, that's cool! I don't think I've even heard of that brand. The Re-2000 was a very nice looking fighter though! 

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, April 3, 2020 8:17 AM

That's a unique find Pat. Well done.

"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 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, April 3, 2020 8:16 AM

Gamera
Joe: Love the Tone and the Gripen too! Although I will admit to not having good luck with Kopro kits in the past... 

That is interesting to know about the Kopro kits Gam. I'd never heard of them but, since it was an interesting subject w/ the splinter pattern I bought it on a whim. I'd read somewhere that it was possibly a rebox of the Italeri mold but. I'm not sure about that. Out of the box it appears to have some nice detail and fine panel lines.

"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 Friday, April 3, 2020 4:43 AM

Yet another deal from ebay UK..................

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:31 AM

Oh those are cool guys! 

Ted: Love that zombi hunter! 

Joe: Love the Tone and the Gripen too! Although I will admit to not having good luck with Kopro kits in the past... 

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:08 PM

keavdog

Joe, I dig the Vega.  Would look good with my Pinto!

 

Copy that. I also have the Pinto.

"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: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:51 PM

Joe, I dig the Vega.  Would look good with my Pinto!

Thanks,

John

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

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:11 PM

Joe, nice.

Love the Gripen. The Tone 

Ya know, I have a Japanese ships GB starting next year Whistling

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:59 PM

As usual, some mighty nice being added on here.

Gamera, That is real nice selection of tanks you acquired. 

I've added a few recently.

"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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