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

Yes

Steve

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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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  • 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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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 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 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 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 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: 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 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

 

 

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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: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 2:54 PM

The Zero for sure. It's a must.

Steve

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 10:28 AM

Steve: Thanks! Guess I'll sit on the Shimakaze a little longer then. I really don't need to jump in with anything that big anyway with my backlog. So you're voting for the G-10N and the A6M Type 22 then.

 

Simpilot34: WOW, it's good to hear from you again. Seems like forever! Hope you're well, everything is pretty much the same here.  It'd be great to have you aboard again but thanks for just checking in. Merry Christmas and best hopes for the coming new year!

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

 

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Posted by simpilot34 on Monday, December 24, 2018 7:26 PM

Hey guys!! I'm still kicking around. Gam I'm just checking in, not going to commit to anything at this time, the E7K is still where it was last year. Might even drag out a new one I've gotten in the past year I'm keen to do the camo on. Anyways wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas, hope all is well!!

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 24, 2018 1:46 PM

Hey Gam, looks great, especilly the America Bomber, Zero and DD.

By the way, the Japanese Flaged GB won't happen for a while. I want to do the American and German first. If you want you can save the DD until Japenese GB X.

Steve

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 23, 2018 2:36 PM

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?

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

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 17, 2018 2:16 PM

waikong

I'm in if Modern Japanese Armor is ok, I have the 1/48 Tamiya JGSDF Type 10 tank.

 

Sure! Anything Japanese. This if fine, a samurai figure or a Yamaha motorcycle would be fine too! 

You could cross-post over on the Modern Armour GB too if it's okay by Sailing Dutchman. 

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

 

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Posted by waikong on Monday, December 17, 2018 12:00 PM

I'm in if Modern Japanese Armor is ok, I have the 1/48 Tamiya JGSDF Type 10 tank.

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Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 10:37 PM

Kimomo is an excellent choice, very reconizable as Japanese, and the Kagome helps tie in the concept of the number eight.

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:07 PM

Thanks Jack, thinking now of just having the gal in a kimono (haven't done that yet) with the Kagome in the background maybe???

 

Funny, I already came up with an idea for JGB IX- a kitsune, the nine-tailed fox...

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Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 9:47 AM

Cliff, yes definitely continue the girl series of badges.  The medal images I've linked, as well as a possible Kagome pattern, were suggested to be used as a background element.  The 'pinup girl' would still remain as the main focus.

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 7:46 AM

jgeratic

What about the medal 'Japanese Order of the Rising Sun' - it is considered 8 pointed?

 

 

I found also the Kagome Crest is an eight pointed star, but on it's own looks exactly like the Star of David (Israel)- so is better off used as a background in pattern form?

 

regards,

Jack

 

I like that Jack, very cool! 

It's just I'd been going with the gal since Baker does great 'girl' art. So I figured I'd do it again, went with her as a pilot twice and a sailor once. Not sure where to go from here - a tanker??? 

I guess we don't have to go with her, I did do the Godzilla one and there are a few other ones in there too. 

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

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 7:44 AM

Glamdring
I'm in for this, subject TBD.
 

 

Sure, just put you down!

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

 

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Posted by Glamdring on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 3:21 PM
I'm in for this, subject TBD.

Robert

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Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 1:40 PM

What about the medal 'Japanese Order of the Rising Sun' - it is considered 8 pointed?

 

 

I found also the Kagome Crest is an eight pointed star, but on it's own looks exactly like the Star of David (Israel)- so is better off used as a background in pattern form?

 

regards,

Jack

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 12:55 PM

No unless you use some material subject such as airplane, ship, tank, or just the Hinomaru (you can't use the flag, I'm doing that for the Japanese Ship GB, well, a few years from now Wink) a young girl just seems to go with their culture anymore. Ironic.

Steve

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 11:26 AM

BTW guys I'm still racking my brain trying to come up with an idea for a badge. I've been thinking of getting my friend Rock Backer to do up another young lady but I can't think of anything beyond that. Anyone have any ideas??? 

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

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 11:19 AM

Armor_Aficionado

Gamera, I'll join with the 1/48 scale Tamiya kit I was originally going to do for the last GB, the A6M5 Zero "Zeke."

 

Sure! Welcome aboard! 

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

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 9:42 AM

Gamera, I'll join with the 1/48 scale Tamiya kit I was originally going to do for the last GB, the A6M5 Zero "Zeke."

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 10:48 AM

hogfanfs

Cliff, 

Can you cross over my Tamiya 1/350 I-400 build from the JGB VII, please? 

 

Sure! 

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

 

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