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What are you getting under the Christmas Tree?
Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:38 PM

I have been building airplanes for a number of years and I am getting board. So I asked Santa for this:

It is 1/12 scale and it should go well with my 1/12 scale Lotus 49. I remember buying one of these in 1974. I don't think that I ever finished it.

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:46 PM

Ooh, I recently picked up a reissue of that kit; my favorite F-1 car!  Isn't it amazing that the kit is so old, yet it is still impressive?

So far I have a Secret Santa gift and a cat under the tree (the cat likes sleeping among the presents, so we let him).  I'm not expecting too many models, which is normal for me.

Actually, I make it Christmas 364 days a year through excessive kit purchases.  Stick out tongue

fox
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Posted by fox on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:56 PM

I usually don't ask for anything as I have quite a stash to work off of. The wife usually just keeps her eyes and ears open and picks out something that she thinks I either need or want. She's usually right. Recently I saw a copy of an ad for a Grex airbrush sitting on her desk. I know I didn't make the copy sooooooooooo I guess she's been looking on sites and plans to get one for me. I think I may have mentioned that those trigger operated airbrushes would make it a lot easier on my authritic hands. Wink We shall see.

Anyway, I think I'll keep her.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by modelmaker66 on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:32 PM

The wife told me to pick something out, I ordered the Avante Guard F-14 And the weapons kit!Big Smile

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Posted by Tickmagnet on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:36 PM

My wife love's the fact I got back into modelling as a hobby but I do not ask her to buy me anything model related. She said that is strictly my department like knitting is hers. I couldn't agree more.

 

 

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Posted by D. Lindsey on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:50 PM

Kid's are getting me one of the newer tool 1/48 Airfix Stukas. Not sure which one so will still be a surprise!

Denny 

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 4:07 PM

No idea what my lady is getting to stuff under the tree. I doubt it will be anything to do with modeling since I have a pretty good stash of unbuilt stuff already. 

I have a set of roof rack bars coming for her newer Equinox. And probably get some more laminate flooring for the house.

I bought myself a 4 tool combo of cordless Porter Cable tools to have at home for the house remodel so I won't have to keep dragging the same ones home from work.  Oh, and the new Tamiya P-38, got to have some fun to go with the work......

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Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 4:11 PM

I'm part of a secret Santa gift exchange on another forum and I got the AMT 69 Mercury Cougar Eliminator. My wife gave me a small amount of funds to do as I please so I'm getting a copy of Dr. Walter Martin's book " Kingdom Of The Cults" a 800 page expose on nearly every cult out there.

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Posted by armornut on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 4:23 PM

   My gifts came in April and earlier this month.

      One is my 2017 F-150 4x4 XRT, the other is our 9wk old German Shepard puppy....he is my gift to the wife however I'm kinda fond of the little fella too.

    Can't forget the great gift I recieved from another member of these forums who is willing to help me "expand my comfort zone". You know who you are and thank youCool

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by tomwatkins45 on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 8:50 AM

Fox,

I switched to a Grex TG a few years ago and really like it. The trigger is much easier for my old hands to use and it's a more natural action to me. I hope you like yours as much as I like mine. It's also very easy to clean.

Tom

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:01 AM

Hmmm; 

 I already got mine. My Landlady and her Daughter got me the latest edition " Kindle Fire"

 They said I read so much from the library and so they wanted to add to this. Already have found books I didn't know existed, For Free even !

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:11 AM

Uh Oh ! MidnightProwler;

      You are going to be dissappointed there. They did Not cover the biggest "Cults" out there. Let's see I know of four they didn't list. Plastiholics Anynonamous, Model Caritis, Model Shipitis and ArmorAllItis as well as Hobbyitis with millions of adherents!! Oh and not to forget the biggest of all Miniature Wingsitis. They are so bad they sound like diseases. But, Even if you spend years in recovery they will find you and suck you and your wallet back in!LOL! LOL!    T.B.       P.S. How Deep is the snow in Litchfield right now? Stay Warm , Friend!

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Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:57 AM

Our Christmas gift this year won't fit under any tree because it's a road trip and photo mission. We're driving down the Gulf Coast and photographing a couple of lighthouses. Then it's through the Everglades on Alligator Alley, U.S. 41. We'll stop at Clyde Butcher's gallery in Ochopee, FL and then the observation tower in the Everglades before getting to Miami. On Miami Beach we'll be photographing the art deco lifeguard stands. As we push north we'll be stopping at more lighthouses for pictures and at Blowing Rocks Preserve. Then it's back to the old homestead. Should take four or five days. That'll be our Christmas...

OK. On the bench: Way too much to build in one lifetime, but everything is in the one true scale...

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:07 AM

Outside of the EVH strat that's been on my list for 3 years... I'm hoping for the new 1/48 Tamiya P-38F/G

Thanks,

John

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:37 AM

I'm getting a GSI Creos Mr.Supreme Airbrush with a 0.18mm needle, along with a Secret Santa gift and tickets to see the new Star Wars from my Daughter. Don't have a clue if there's anything else.

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:05 AM

fotofrank

Our Christmas gift this year won't fit under any tree because it's a road trip and photo mission. We're driving down the Gulf Coast and photographing a couple of lighthouses. Then it's through the Everglades on Alligator Alley, U.S. 41. We'll stop at Clyde Butcher's gallery in Ochopee, FL and then the observation tower in the Everglades before getting to Miami. On Miami Beach we'll be photographing the art deco lifeguard stands. As we push north we'll be stopping at more lighthouses for pictures and at Blowing Rocks Preserve. Then it's back to the old homestead. Should take four or five days. That'll be our Christmas...

 

I'll wave as you drive through Naples 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:54 AM

All joking aside I did buy a few goodies for myself like Criterion's collection of the Showa Godzilla films on Blu-Ray and a couple models like Amusing's ARL 44. I'll post the modeling stuff on Tojo's new stuff thread when I get them. And hoping to upgrade my PC early next year, we'll see how that goes.  

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

 

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Posted by German Armour on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:19 PM

For me, probably nothing, except for my secret santa gift. 

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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Posted by rob44 on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:25 PM

1/48 Tamiya P-38F/G

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Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 8:01 PM

rob44

1/48 Tamiya P-38F/G

 

Seems to be a popular item this yearBig Smile

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Posted by Aggieman on Thursday, December 12, 2019 9:03 PM

Add another tree in Katy, Texas, that will have a Tamiya P-38 under it.

Other than that, our Christmas was actually spent the full week of Thanksgiving at a little place in Orlando called Walt Disney World.

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Posted by JBark on Friday, December 13, 2019 10:00 PM

I bought the Academy Tiger I with full interior and my wife is going to wrap it for me and put it under the tree.

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Posted by damouav on Saturday, December 14, 2019 2:33 AM

GAMERA - Your lucky to get coal, I'm getting whats left after it burns...

In Progress
1/48 Hobby Boss TBF-1C Avenger
Pending
1/48 Tamiya P47-D Bubbletop
1/48 Roden S.E.5a
1/48 Airfix Walrus
1/48 Hasegawa P38-L
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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, December 14, 2019 8:02 AM

Tanker - Builder

Uh Oh ! MidnightProwler;

      You are going to be dissappointed there. They did Not cover the biggest "Cults" out there. Let's see I know of four they didn't list. Plastiholics Anynonamous, Model Caritis, Model Shipitis and ArmorAllItis as well as Hobbyitis with millions of adherents!! Oh and not to forget the biggest of all Miniature Wingsitis. They are so bad they sound like diseases. But, Even if you spend years in recovery they will find you and suck you and your wallet back in!LOL! LOL!    T.B.       P.S. How Deep is the snow in Litchfield right now? Stay Warm , Friend!

 

Lol. I am a proud card carrying member of plastiholics anonymous lol. I actualy don't live in Litchfield, that was where my Guard unit was based when I was in from 80-86. I live in East Bethel, 30 miles north of Minneapolis.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, December 14, 2019 9:00 AM

Not plastic related and way too big to put under the tree and heavy at 62 pounds! 

This is my wife's present to me, a 1948 Cleveland Welding Company Roadmaster Luxury Liner reproduction made in limited numbers in 1998. Only 5,000 were made and had a very expensive price tag at the time. The new fad as of a couple of years back is the originality issue with reproductions making them less desirable to serius bike collectors so the prices have dropped down tons. This one looks like it wasn't ridden at all and was stored indoors by the owner for the last 21 years. All it needed was polish and bottom crank service which I did myself. The old bearing grease turned into a sticky goop which was cleaned up and fresh bearing grease added. The head light, tail light and horn all work and man she rides like floating on a cloud thanks to the front double springer and the Persons coiled saddle. I get lots of compliments when I ride around the hood on my Roadmaster. Click on the image for closeups.

 

Night time riding looking at Christmas decorations, head light and rear light on for safety!

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by ikar01 on Saturday, December 14, 2019 1:43 PM

nothing

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, December 14, 2019 2:16 PM

what a beautiful looking ride PJ , very envious .

 

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Posted by disastermaster on Saturday, December 14, 2019 2:37 PM

Nothing.....

other than monthly bills.

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL351/12291693/21864322/413446218.jpg  http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/3/t/134935.aspx?page=11

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, December 14, 2019 2:41 PM

steve5

what a beautiful looking ride PJ , very envious .

 

 

Thanks Steve.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, December 14, 2019 2:56 PM
Ernie that shines better then most cars I see.

 

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