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  • Member since
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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 7:18 AM

Gamera

I am going to try to finish something for my own group build next year. But I can't decide what, so what the hey, I'm going to let you guys vote. Heaven help me...

1). Aoshima Mechagodzilla. No friggin' clue what scale. It's in my private warehouse with HobbyLink Japan. Will be getting it sometime early next year.

2). Fujima 1/144th Nakajima G10n Fugaku America bomber.

3). FineMolds 1/35th Type 89 medium tank.

4). Nissan 1/32nd '89 Skyline police cruiser with police lady figure. I'm hoping to work this somewhere in with an early '90s JGSDF MBT.

5). Hasegawa 1/48th Mitsubishi Zero 22. Can't help but stick a Zero in there somewhere.

 

Runner up- was going to list this but going to save it for ModelCrazy's Japanese Navy GB. Steve, did you set a date for this yet?

 

 

Hands down MechaGodzilla! Nothing says Japan more than a 50M monster smashing Tokyo!

Also, where did you get him?

 

And I was looking at that Type 89 too, but, ha, I haven't even finished the Type 4. 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 7:56 AM

Hey Bruce thanks! 

So one vote for the Zero and one for Mechagodzilla! 

 

I picked mine up from HobbyLink Japan, seems they don't make this one anymore- but the upgraded one is available. The first version is from 'Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla' and the second from 'Tokyo S.O.S.' I think the second is a little cooler, I probably should have waited for it. 

https://hlj.com/godzilla-tokyo-s-o-s-mfs-3-type-3-kiryu-kai-aos09935

 

 

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

 

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 11:11 AM

Cliff, 

Freetime Hobbies has your Mecha in stock. Here

I was hoping no one would have it in stock! LOL! All the kits on eBay are way expensive. And the SOS version does look cooler!

 

Hey, can you add a 1/12 Tamiya Yamaha YZR-M1 to my list of builds? I'm going to cross over this build from the Motorcycle GB if that is OK? And I'll be starting in January. I'll finish the sub later this year. 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by waynec on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 11:59 AM

i will be rolling over so far back the instructions may have yellowed. Smile a bunch of JGSDF stuff.

"Nikto ne Zabyt . Nichto ne Zabyto.

"No one is forgotten. Nothing is forgotten."

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 27, 2018 7:28 AM

Bruce: Yeah, I know what you mean, not a cheap kit by any means. But it's pretty big and has lots of articulation so I suppose it's worth it. Or so I tell myself. 

Just put down the bike, very cool I love seeing something a little different. 

 

Wayne: You're always welcome here. And it's good to see you, I was wondering if you were another member that left us for greener pastures. 

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

 

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Posted by Daddyman on Thursday, December 27, 2018 11:43 AM

Hi, Gamera

I'm in with this.

This is a cross over from the 80 Year of Airfix GB.

Bill B 2.0

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 27, 2018 9:05 PM

Daddyman: No problem, I'll put you down now. I've heard a lot of good news about these new Airfix kits- looking forward to you building her.

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

 

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, December 27, 2018 11:00 PM

Gamera, that Mecha Godzilla is gabonkers!!!

Wouldn't it be cool if one of the Japanese kit makers did the current style Gamera in plastic?  Stick out tongue  A modern take on Zigura (mecha shark) or Bairas (banana head space squid) would be neat as well!

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 28, 2018 9:06 AM

Well, I do have vinyl kits by Tsukuda of the new Gammy and Irys. And a pretty good recast of Legion, didn't know it was a recast when I ordered it off Ebay. Sad

I'd love to see a kit of Zigura and Bairas. Even more so Guiron, can't go wrong with a kaiju with a ginsu knife head that shoots shuriken out of the sides of his nose..... Indifferent

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

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 7:50 AM

Well, we're open!!! 

Happy New Year everyone! The upcoming Chinese New Year in Feb. is the year of the pig. Hopefully I can turn out a few pigs this year.

 

Guys, I do need a deciding vote on the Zero vs. Mechagodzilla poll? Wink

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 10:14 AM

Yes

Steve

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Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 10:19 AM

Cliff, I vote for the Mechagodzilla as it's not something usually seen.

Happy New Year everyone!

 

regards,

Jack

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 1:28 PM

Thanks Jack! Mechagodzilla is still in my private HLJ warehouse in Japan but I'll start him when my order gets here. Probably be late this month.

 

Steve: LOL, I wonder what our favorite Prussian Field Marshall is up to???

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

 

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 1:51 PM

Gamera
 

I'd love to see a kit of Zigura and Bairas. Even more so Guiron, can't go wrong with a kaiju with a ginsu knife head that shoots shuriken out of the sides of his nose..... Indifferent

Gamera,

With that description of Guiron, I think you are ready for a career in advertising or selling movie ideas to Hollywood execs!

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 3:00 PM

Real G

 

 
Gamera
 

I'd love to see a kit of Zigura and Bairas. Even more so Guiron, can't go wrong with a kaiju with a ginsu knife head that shoots shuriken out of the sides of his nose..... Indifferent

 

 

Gamera,

With that description of Guiron, I think you are ready for a career in advertising or selling movie ideas to Hollywood execs!

 

Well any monster that can do all that would scare the Censored outta me!!!

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

 

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  • From: Beavercreek, Ohio
Posted by Wrinkledm on Sunday, January 06, 2019 3:12 PM

I decided finally...  For 2019 it looks like a pair of 1/72 Anime Cobras.  (AH-1S)

 

  

 

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Monday, January 07, 2019 3:43 AM

Vote 1 MechaGodzilla!

Like the choppers WrinkledM!

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 07, 2019 11:26 AM

WrinkledM: Awesome! Will put you down now! 

Piers: Thanks! I'll be starting when I get him. Most of the stuff is now in, I'll give HLJ the go to ship them soon. 

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

 

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  • From: italy
Posted by bsyamato on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 5:13 AM

Sign in with something !

 

 

Gamera

I am going to try to finish something for my own group build next year. But I can't decide what, so what the hey, I'm going to let you guys vote. Heaven help me...

1). Aoshima Mechagodzilla. No friggin' clue what scale. It's in my private warehouse with HobbyLink Japan. Will be getting it sometime early next year.

2). Fujima 1/144th Nakajima G10n Fugaku America bomber.

3). FineMolds 1/35th Type 89 medium tank.

4). Nissan 1/32nd '89 Skyline police cruiser with police lady figure. I'm hoping to work this somewhere in with an early '90s JGSDF MBT.

5). Hasegawa 1/48th Mitsubishi Zero 22. Can't help but stick a Zero in there somewhere.

 

Runner up- was going to list this but going to save it for ModelCrazy's Japanese Navy GB. Steve, did you set a date for this yet?

 

My vote for godzilla or police car, can you tell some opinion about the car kit? lately i'm able to get some kit from japan and these kits came at low price Embarrassed also policewoman was included in the kit?

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 6:14 PM

Bsyamato! It's good to see you again, can't start a Japanese Group Build without you.

Guess it's Mechagodzilla, most of the order is in so I'm going to give HLJ the go ahead to ship him. Hopefully I'll have him in a week or two.

The police car is a pretty nice model though a bit simple. It's 1/32nd not the 1/24th or 1/25th you see most car models so it's a bit small. I'll see about posting some sprue shots if you want to see what's inside the box.

The police lady is separate- also 1/32nd from Aurora Models Japan.

https://www.aurora-model.jp/English/e-sketches-vol1.html

 

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

 

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  • From: italy
Posted by bsyamato on Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:18 AM

It's nice to see the car sprues if you can, in mind to get some with the next japan order out of some gundam and japan planes Embarrassed

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:27 AM

Sure, I'll try to get them taken and post them this weekend. I still need to get the cafe gals photos up. Sorry, things a little crazy around here. 

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

 

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Posted by Edwin on Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:59 AM

Just came across this thread. If you all don’t mind, I’d love to participate in this group build! Seeing as how I’m currently working on a Tamiya 1/48 A6M5 Zero anyway. It’s currently less than 10% done. 

I am going to have my Zero with markings as seen in the movie ‘Eien No Zero’ (The Eternal Zero) which I thought was pretty good. The lead character, an IJN pilot, though staunchly against the idea of the kamikaze program, finally succumbed to the depression of it all, and volunteered for a kamikaze mission. 

I’m thinking of doing up my Zero in flight pose, but that will depend on how the pilot looks after I’m done painting him Stick out tongue

Now I just need to figure out all these image posting stuff Dunce

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 11, 2019 7:33 AM

Edwin

Just came across this thread. If you all don’t mind, I’d love to participate in this group build! Seeing as how I’m currently working on a Tamiya 1/48 A6M5 Zero anyway. It’s currently less than 10% done. 

I am going to have my Zero with markings as seen in the movie ‘Eien No Zero’ (The Eternal Zero) which I thought was pretty good. The lead character, an IJN pilot, though staunchly against the idea of the kamikaze program, finally succumbed to the depression of it all, and volunteered for a kamikaze mission. 

I’m thinking of doing up my Zero in flight pose, but that will depend on how the pilot looks after I’m done painting him Stick out tongue

Now I just need to figure out all these image posting stuff Dunce

 

Sure, we'd love to have you join us!!! 

Big fan of 'The Eternal Zero'. I picked it up a few years ago and have to put it out and watch it every few months. 

I'm not good with explaining things but there are a few threads on how to post stuff around here. 

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

 

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  • From: italy
Posted by bsyamato on Friday, January 11, 2019 12:00 PM

Don't remind if already posted the kit but heres my first entry for the GB:

MH-53E for japan sel defence maritime , italeri kit 1/72

 

 

 

The real thing

 

https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/6740761

 

Some works already done

Glued the large side sponsor 

 

the long upper antenna can't resist the pain session so i carved around the fixed parte to have referring holes to scratch a new one after

 

Sure i'll put some other subject (the Jake return?)

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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Friday, January 11, 2019 3:25 PM

I know this does not qualify for this GB as I built it the end of last year, but I still wanted to show it (if you don't mind). It is a rather old Bandai kit from the late 70's. It lacked any fine details so I scratch built much of the cockpit, wheel wells, around the engine, and part of the gun bay. Hope you enjoy it. The plane is a Shinden Kai interceptor....

PS: Lots of nice and interesting builds coming from this thread. Keep it up everyone!

Ben

 

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 1/48 C-130 - Staged

- 1/16 Kubelwagen (GB) - Done

- 1/16 Field Marshall Romell - Done

- 1/350 HMS Roberts (GB) - Done

- 1/35 STRV -103 MBT (GB) - Done

 

 

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, January 12, 2019 3:10 PM

Ben: Oh wow love her! Is that the 1/24th scale kit? Love the interior detail and chipping on the paint. Thanks for sharing!!! Btw if you want to join us you can jump in anytime this year.

Bsyamato: Very cool entry, looking forward to seeing you work on her. And the Jake of course is welcome.

Here's the photos of the patrol car kit:

She's only about 135mm long:

Didn't have any Euro coins for reference so I ended up using an American penny and an old French half-franc coin. The tires are about 18mm in diameter:

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

 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 12, 2019 8:27 PM

THat is some awsome work Ben!

Gam, that is small.

I have to start and complete the Betty first before the 0.

Steve

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Posted by Edwin on Sunday, January 13, 2019 10:07 AM

Step 1: Cockpit

Just about done Big Smile

Painted with Tamiya acrylics and enamels, base coat in flat black followed by cockpit colors. Did very light Smileweathering, mainly bit of dry brushing and washes using Tamiya’s panel liners.

Struggled with the instrument decals. Placement wasn’t as good as I would like, but was concerned about tearing the decals with too much moving around.

Moving on to step 2: engine, cowling and assembling the fuselage 

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Posted by Edwin on Sunday, January 13, 2019 10:49 AM

DRUMS01

It is a rather old Bandai kit from the late 70's. It lacked any fine details so I scratch built much of the cockpit, wheel wells, around the engine, and part of the gun bay. Hope you enjoy it. The plane is a Shinden Kai interceptor....

Hi Ben

Great Shinden Kai! Yes Love the chipped paint effect you did along the panel lines and canopy frame. Still learning this chipped paint technique.

You scratch built that engine??!! Surprise Wow!!!

 

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