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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, December 15, 2019 5:58 PM

I think I'm definitely sold on the idea!

Chad

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 15, 2019 5:39 PM

Oh yeah, nice score SP!!!

I picked up the Meng Leopard 2A7 about a year ago. It's great build, simple but detailed. Only issue is the complex camo which I'm working though now. Pick one up Chad I don't think you'll regret it!

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, December 15, 2019 1:12 PM

Mopar Madness

From what I hear they make a real nice Leopard 2 as well. 

 

I wouldn’t doubt that. They make a nice Leopard family. I cant wait to get my workbench up and running again and start on this one in the coming year.

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, December 15, 2019 1:01 PM

From what I hear they make a real nice Leopard 2 as well. 

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, December 15, 2019 12:55 PM

Mopar Madness

Dang Stik, I've been looking at that one too! How does it look?

 

It looks REAL NICE! It comes with indy link and single length track options, choice of A3 or A4 versions, optional late service night vision site for the A3, PE fret... a real beauty of a Leo.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, December 15, 2019 11:42 AM

Dang Stik, I've been looking at that one too! How does it look?

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, December 15, 2019 10:32 AM

Yesterday was our AMPS Chapter holiday meeting, pot luck, and gift exchange. Since “stealing” is part of our exchange, I picked up this baby after my choice was “stolen”....  

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, December 13, 2019 2:17 PM

Couple of nice additions there Joe. I do have a single Valom kit, the B-45, but not built it. Does look nice and i have heard good things.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 13, 2019 10:02 AM

Oh those are cool Joe! 

I have a couple Special Hobby kits but sorry nothing by Valom. 

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, December 13, 2019 12:00 AM

Added a couple of nice limited run kits. I won both on a FB auction. Pretty excited to score the Harpoon. Been wanting one for quite some time.

Does anyone have any experience with Valom kits? This is my first one. Sure looks nice OOB. Certainly has 2 interesting markings. In addition to the captured Luftwaffe markings it also has decals for the USN all yellow version. Pretty cool.  

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Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, December 12, 2019 11:49 PM

PatW

Someone tipped me off that a book was available on the art and design of Bill Campbell, the man who did the artwork for Hawk Weird-Oh Kits, that inspired the manufacturers to make those plastic kits...................

 

It's £25.99 here in the UK and $39.99 in the USA. There are 700 illustrations in this book. Some are of kits that are made and some that were too complex to make but the artwork is in there too.

Brilliant for those interested in Hawk kits. 192 pages all in colour.

 

Okay. Now, that is just too cool. That is a righteous score.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:57 PM

Yeah, I really like those small Revell kits.

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Posted by falconmod on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:45 PM

falconmod

 Picked this up at Goodwill for $4  they had only glued a couple of things together, everything is there. It's 1/72,  I will need to get new resin ejection seats though.

 

John

 

Picked up some new ejrction seats to replace the wrecked ones that came with my Goodwill find.  Also got a 1/144 harrier,  I tell you these 1/44 Revell of germany kits are really cool!  they'er as bad as the BANDAI star wars kits.

John

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1/72 EF-111

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Posted by PatW on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 4:33 PM

Again from good old ebay UK a used Monogram '29 Ford Roadster Pickup, just a few bits missing to make a whole one (a frontwheel & tyre) but two running board frames/two chassis/two bonnets/hoods etc, so plenty to build at least one and a half as soon as I find another front wheel & tyre!

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Posted by PatW on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 4:33 PM

Yes Gamera, and it's a great read too!

 

Remember , common sense is not common.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:24 AM

PatW

Someone tipped me off that a book was available on the art and design of Bill Campbell, the man who did the artwork for Hawk Weird-Oh Kits, that inspired the manufacturers to make those plastic kits...................

 

It's £25.99 here in the UK and $39.99 in the USA. There are 700 illustrations in this book. Some are of kits that are made and some that were too complex to make but the artwork is in there too.

Brilliant for those interested in Hawk kits. 192 pages all in colour.

 

Oh wow! Not really my cup 'o tea but it's awesome that there's a whole book out there for those who love his illustrations!

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

 

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Posted by PatW on Monday, December 9, 2019 4:45 PM

Someone tipped me off that a book was available on the art and design of Bill Campbell, the man who did the artwork for Hawk Weird-Oh Kits, that inspired the manufacturers to make those plastic kits...................

 

It's £25.99 here in the UK and $39.99 in the USA. There are 700 illustrations in this book. Some are of kits that are made and some that were too complex to make but the artwork is in there too.

Brilliant for those interested in Hawk kits. 192 pages all in colour.

Remember , common sense is not common.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, December 9, 2019 6:15 AM

keavdog

Thanks Bish - I've got a couple tins on order.  

 

Look forward to seeing that one John. I would not mind getting a 72nd Wessex myself.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 8, 2019 7:40 PM

Steve: Happy Birthday and congrads! That is a great kit of a really badass destroyer.     

John: Ohhhhh cool chopper! That wasn't the same type as the 'Screamin' Mimi' from the '80s US TV show 'Riptide' was it?

 

PS: OK looked it up- the 'Mimi' was a Sikorsky S-58 T. Still the nose looks very much like it.

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, December 8, 2019 4:53 PM

Thanks Bish - I've got a couple tins on order.  

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 8, 2019 6:13 AM

John, just a guess but that would be the extra dark sea grey which was standard on RN aircarft of that period. I use Xtracolor, Airfix kits recomend Humbrol 123. Not sure about other paint ranges.

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, December 7, 2019 11:00 PM

Pinched this on ebay just before Christmas ;)

Help with the colors here.  I've got the rescue yellow but the blue/grey lower I'm not sure on.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, December 7, 2019 12:07 AM

JOE RIX

 

I ordered this for my birthday and it came in today.

 

Now that is one sweet score Steve. As I recall, this design was loaded to the hilt with torpedo launchers and fast to boot. I've looked at possibly acquiring the newer Tamiya 1/700 kit of this lethal boat.

 

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Yes, it was a one off. First and last of it's class. Like you said loaded to the gills with torp launchers good guns and 47 kts flank

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Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, December 6, 2019 11:59 PM

 

I ordered this for my birthday and it came in today.

 

[/quote]Now that is one sweet score Steve. As I recall, this design was loaded to the hilt with torpedo launchers and fast to boot. I've looked at possibly acquiring the newer Tamiya 1/700 kit of this lethal boat.

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, December 6, 2019 7:53 PM

nice modelcrazy , haven't heard of that ship .

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, December 6, 2019 7:46 PM

I ordered this for my birthday and it came in today.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, November 28, 2019 12:51 PM

JOE RIX

With the email notifications out for now I've missed out on some action here recently. Certainly some nice gets going on.

Steve5: Wonderful haul of boats there. I used to have the Prince of Wales for several years and then ended up trading it to someone who really wanted one. I really to get a new one as it was a kit I truly wanted to build.

I've only recently added this one kit. It's sure to please Bish, as well as myself. I've got masks, resin exhausts and metal Flak 18 barrels on the way for it.

 

Thats a nice kit, better than their 32nd one in fact. I built it as the last part of my Hans Rudel build, i had some Aires resin guns which came with the kit so i didn't bother with metal barrels. You should enjoy that.

I did the white wash over mine.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, November 28, 2019 11:58 AM

JOE RIX

 

I've only recently added this one kit. It's sure to please Bish, as well as myself. I've got masks, resin exhausts and metal Flak 18 barrels on the way for it.

 

Dude....you aint got a hair on your  if you don't build that Joe!!! You dun messed up letting the cat out of the bag with that one!! 

                   

 

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Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, November 28, 2019 10:59 AM

With the email notifications out for now I've missed out on some action here recently. Certainly some nice gets going on.

Steve5: Wonderful haul of boats there. I used to have the Prince of Wales for several years and then ended up trading it to someone who really wanted one. I really to get a new one as it was a kit I truly wanted to build.

I've only recently added this one kit. It's sure to please Bish, as well as myself. I've got masks, resin exhausts and metal Flak 18 barrels on the way for 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

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