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  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 12:20 PM

I got this the other day.

I normally don't buy "fake" paper panzers (the kind that are just dreamed up for video games and such), but this one caught my fancy.  It is supposedly based off the E60 series of tanks.  I had read about the E10, E25, E50, E75, and E100 as actual planned vehicles, but never the E60.  Nevertheless, it looks really cool to my eyes, with its low silhouette and enormous hull.

The kit, by Model Collect, looks to be pretty decently molded with only a bit of flash here and there.  But the real proof is in the pudding, so after a closer look, it was noticed that the kit is kind of a generic mish-mash, designed to accomodate other tank kits - Model Collect makes a bunch.  A lot of the OVM tools and fittings are not used on this kit, which is surprising.  BUT, since they are on the sprues, I will add as many as possible to my model.

But the real question is - why is most of the text on the box in Japanese?  I am aware that Japanese kanji is based on Chinese, but there is Japanese katakana (phonetic alphabet versus idiogram) as well.

Oh, and this came in as well:

Super thrilled that we finally have a high quality injection molded kit of this (kinda) sleek aircraft.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:45 PM

Wow I like the helldiver and the Bismarck turret!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:49 PM

Cool looking figures Kdog. I stink at figures so I steer away from 'em.

Bish, how did I miss your score mate! I'm keen on all of them.

Here is what I got the past few days.

A late arriving Christmas gift from a friend.

One of favorite biplanes. Seems like the only manufacturer of it 1/72. Starfighter makes American decals, resin engine, cowl and interior for it.

And here it is.. The Bruno arrived!

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:03 PM

I forgot I ordered these - I like pilots in my planes, especially the ones in flight :)

Nice detail - this is the modern US Navy pilot

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:26 AM

I opened up the decals to look through them and I'm really impressed with the detail/history/goodies that come with these.  I've never heard of these before - hope they work as well as they are packaged.  Thought I'd share - 

 

And this is the icing :)

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:49 AM

Nice haul.  I'm doing an A7 for the gulf war build. 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:18 PM

Inspired by Stickpusher's A-7, just got to have one Smile

 

Inspired by the bunch of Pacific war books I read lately

 

Inspired by few bucks left on the gift card Mrs. Castelnuovo gave me for Christmas after the purchase of the previous two kits Smile

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, January 11, 2021 8:10 PM

Nice scores Joe and John! All kinds of goodies there.

 

The postman brought this today. Got it off eBay for cheap. I’m planning on using him with my current M47 build.

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 11, 2021 7:22 PM

Picked up the Sea Fury cheap on eBay.  The decals have the 1/144 VF-41 Black Aces markings for a forced perspective in flight Gulf of Sidra (81) dio I'm planning.  Won't be using the Libyan Mig-25p decals - not sure why they are in there as the incidents I'm aware of were SU-22's (which I'm doing) and Mig-23s

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, January 11, 2021 10:02 AM
Joe,that Mig 29 was one of my favorite all time builds,a great kit,enjoy.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, January 11, 2021 9:36 AM

I have not had a close look but it does look nice. I have the A-4 in the stash as well and when i got that i did a good visual comparison with one of the hasegawa kits, and the revell ones look very well detailed. I plan on doing that A-4 next year for a certain manufacturer GB Wink so looking forward to seeing how it builds.

Well, get yourself signed up.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, January 11, 2021 9:14 AM

Tojo: Beautiful cabinet. That is certainly a wonderful score.

Bish: Choice additions on your part. I also like the BoB A-1. Is it a fairly decent kit OOB?

I've received some more of my booty that I ordered with X-mas $$. All came from Sprue Bros. except the bf 109F-4 Trop. That was an auction win. The GWH Mig-29 was a daily deal so I snagged it up. I could not resist the Skymaster as it is such a cool aircraft. And building up my Hataka paint line. The decals, paints and AM stuff are all for Me 109, 110 & 262 kits I have. Yes Bish, these are for potentially joining your Messerschmitt GB.

"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 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 10, 2021 1:22 PM

I know the feeling Chad. I have the 32nd kit, but been really wanting one in 72nd.

The 45 looks nice and will make a nice addition next to the subs.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 10, 2021 1:10 PM

I can't begin to tell you how long I've wanted a nice BoB A-1!  So glad to see it. You'll like that Type 45.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:31 PM

First 3 new additions this year. First 2 were a new year gift to myself. This is last years re-release which has made it easier (and cheaper) to find. I'll probably do the Dauntless.

And a 1/72nd Ju 88A-1 has been on the wanted list for a while, so was please when it was released last year, About time i grabbed it.

And i was planning on getting AFV Clubs M109A2 later in the year for the Gulf War GB, but this came up on e-bay for a good price and i thought it would be rude not to.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, January 9, 2021 5:11 PM

Nice oak display cabinet for that price.

  • Member since
    May 2020
Posted by Keyserj on Saturday, January 9, 2021 5:05 PM

Lewbud: I always loved the look of those tiger meet planes.

Joe: That skyrocket is one weird looking plane. Good luck with figure painting, I myself am not a fan of building them but it is great to see others do it.

Tojo: That cabinet looks like it was definitely worth the $125 you paid for it!

 

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

On the bench:

1/35 Trumpeter m1132 ESV Stryker

1/48 Tamiya m1a1 Abrams (Gulf War GB)

                     

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Saturday, January 9, 2021 2:52 PM

modelcrazy

Joe nece score. The Raden is a Japanese plane I don't have in the stash yet. The Skyrocket is such a strange looking plane. It seems out of ballance.

 

 

Looks like it is biting its own wing Big Smile

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by JoeSMG on Saturday, January 9, 2021 2:43 PM

Great deal - I paid a little more for a similare oak display case 2/3s the width and thought I'd done pretty good.

- Joe the SMG

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:41 PM

Grabbed this on Offer Up from someone in town for just $125

Its 6' high and 4' wide with 5 shelfs,and lighted,room for lots of builds.Just have to recruit some help to get it

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, January 8, 2021 8:29 PM

I don't have a kit yet,but I just had to have these decals,I think Kinetic makes a Belgian F-16

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 8, 2021 8:30 AM

Congrads Joe! Figures are one of the most challenging areas of modeling. I've been painting them for thirty years and still can't get them the way I want them. But it's worth the work!

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, January 8, 2021 6:57 AM

Buddy - Time to get that magnifying glass out!

Joe - Sounds like a new adventure.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:12 PM

I really like the Nova you picked up John. That should result in a boss build.

I agree that the Raiden is one sharp looking aircraft. It's my favorite Japanese aircraft.

I forgot to post the gift my wife gave me for Christmas. I guess it is about time to cut my teeth my figure painting.

"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 Wednesday, January 6, 2021 11:33 PM

Whoa... PE in 1/72.  Best looking carpet ever Stick out tongue

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 11:23 PM

That's a cool kit John.

According to the tracker, these beauties arrived in my mailbox Monday.

Got these for my Secret Santa GB entry.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:17 PM

Always liked the look of the raiden.  Beefy like a P-47. 

Late xmas present

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 4:28 PM

Yeah congrads Joe- the Zoukei Maru stuff is top notch!!!

And the Skyrocket is such a cool looking plane.

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 8:26 AM

Joe nece score. The Raden is a Japanese plane I don't have in the stash yet. The Skyrocket is such a strange looking plane. It seems out of ballance.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, January 4, 2021 7:23 PM

Those are some nice kits there lewbud. I've always liked the BMW and that's a cool rally rendition.

So, Like I stated prior, I've acquired quite a few kits over the past couple of months. Not sure I'll get them all up in one shot but, I'll start with my Christmas booty.

I finally pulled the trigger on this wishlist beauty with some of the $$ I received:

And then I was given this cool kit in a secret Santa swap:

"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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