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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 8:04 AM

Jackpot Steve!

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

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 8:24 AM

WhooHoo this is going to be a great 1st Scifi build! Ive been through the sprues twice already and have some thoughts on paint and weathering. Gonna have to do a little research on this. Star Trek is one of my all-time favorites. I grew up watching the original cult tv series...only when i had a babysitter ;-) as the parents weren't keen on it at that age.

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 8:39 AM

What a cool Enterprise!

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

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Posted by mawright20 on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 10:32 AM
Wow! I need to say Merry Christmas to everyone, and a sincere Thank You to the person who sent the SS gift. I received the Hasagawa 1/32 F6 Hellcat! (pic to follow when able). I will put the utmost effort into putting this thing together! It may end up on my office desk....
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Posted by kg4kpg on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 10:49 AM

Merry Christmas everyone! Been a tough year at the kg4kpg house but glad it's finally coming to an end and we can look for a better 2020. Of all the forums I hang out on, FineScale is the best. Great people and great discussion, without all the non-modeling fluff all the others have. I enjoy sharing my completed builds here the most. 
mas usual, thanks for Brandon for another great group build. Having to wait until Christmas makes it even more fun. Thanks to my Secret Santa, right up my alley. Now let's have some building fun. 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 11:19 AM

Merry Christmas everyone! Some sweet Secret Santa gifts for sure. Can't wait to see these come together.

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 11:31 AM

kg4kpg

Merry Christmas everyone! Been a tough year at the kg4kpg house but glad it's finally coming to an end and we can look for a better 2020. Of all the forums I hang out on, FineScale is the best. Great people and great discussion, without all the non-modeling fluff all the others have. I enjoy sharing my completed builds here the most. 
mas usual, thanks for Brandon for another great group build. Having to wait until Christmas makes it even more fun. Thanks to my Secret Santa, right up my alley. Now let's have some building fun. 

 

That's awesome! Any chance we're going to see that Iron Maiden 747? I keep telling myself I need to build an airliner but I always chicken out at the last minute!

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

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 11:55 AM

This is a cool one - lots of great marking options.  Thankyou secret santa!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 12:01 PM

Looks like we have some super sick kits this year. I have to say that this is one of the best list of kits I've seen yet. This will be a stellar year for all of us with these builds.

A special thanks to my SS for sending my a kit I didn't even know existed. A Trumpeter 1/35 Pz.Sfl.IVa DIcker Max or 10.5 cm K gepanzerte Selbstfahrlafette.


Looks like a tank destroyer, I love those. I will have to do some homework on this one. It appears to be early war, so Panzer grey, super cool. The Germans really did have some of the coolest weapons, both in power and looks. Thanks again, great choice.

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 12:04 PM

keavdog

This is a cool one - lots of great marking options.  Thankyou secret santa!

 

My wife gave me this kit for Xmas. I have been wanting to build it for years now. I'm gonna have to watch you build it first. Very cool.

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 12:05 PM

TheMongoose

WhooHoo this is going to be a great 1st Scifi build! Ive been through the sprues twice already and have some thoughts on paint and weathering. Gonna have to do a little research on this. Star Trek is one of my all-time favorites. I grew up watching the original cult tv series...only when i had a babysitter ;-) as the parents weren't keen on it at that age.

 

I'm super curious how this one will build out. I have a kit of the old Enterprise and I'd like to do this one too. It looks super cool.

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 12:07 PM

Mopar Madness

My family opens one gift on Christmas eve. So mine to open is usually my secret Santa gift.  It's still enroute from the Noth Pole and won't be here for Christmas but here is what Mr. Kringle is bringing! Thank you Mr. K!

 

I'm looking forward to seeing this one come together. I have one with the cart that needs built. This should be a nice addition to your Luffewaffe collection.

BK

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Posted by Mach1 on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 12:07 PM

Opened the gift from my Secret Santa this morning. Tearing the paper away revealed this.

I remember this being fairly well molded, so I popped the box open to check the sprues.

Well played, Secret Santa, well played. Big Smile

Opening this present revealed a 1/35 Dragon PzIV Ausf. J

Thank you, Secret Santa! I can't wait to get started!

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 12:08 PM

modelcrazy

I opened my SS gift and WOW! 

Not only that, but also.

PE for the OHP and a UNCF Yamato!

Thanks Santa!!!!!!!!

 

Wow, Steve. That's a homerun on that set up. Is this the newest model ship you have in your collection? Great addition!

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 12:12 PM

Mach1

Opened the gift from my Secret Santa this morning. Tearing the paper away revealed this.

I remember this being fairly well molded, so I popped the box open to check the sprues.

Well played, Secret Santa, well played. Big Smile

Opening this present revealed a 1/35 Dragon PzIV Ausf. J

Thank you, Secret Santa! I can't wait to get started!

 

Well played indeed. What a super sneaky Christmas surprise. Very nice kit. This is one I really wanna see. Very nice!!

BK

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 12:33 PM

Mach1

Opened the gift from my Secret Santa this morning. Tearing the paper away revealed this.

I remember this being fairly well molded, so I popped the box open to check the sprues.

Well played, Secret Santa, well played. Big Smile

Opening this present revealed a 1/35 Dragon PzIV Ausf. J

Thank you, Secret Santa! I can't wait to get started!

 

 

that B-2 is really a nice kit. You're right, it is molded well and the wing joints make up to a panel line so no filler needed. I did this one earlier in the year, check out my wip for hints and tricks...hint, the main landing gear are in more of a take-off position. Looking forward to what you do with it!

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 12:35 PM

Brandon, looks like 2020 might be your breakout year for armor!

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

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 12:36 PM

Mach1

Opened the gift from my Secret Santa this morning. Tearing the paper away revealed this.

I remember this being fairly well molded, so I popped the box open to check the sprues.

Well played, Secret Santa, well played. Big Smile

Opening this present revealed a 1/35 Dragon PzIV Ausf. J

Thank you, Secret Santa! I can't wait to get started!

 

Yes, that B2 is the bees knees!

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
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 12:50 PM

Perhaps I'm reading it wrong, but I got the impression it was a Panzer hiding in a B2 box, not the actual B2 kit. I have been wrong before though.

BK

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Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 12:56 PM

My SS must have had issues with the postal elves before...was wrapped in packing tape that rivals NASCAR'S bear bond for toughness.

Finally got inside to find the 1/48 Hasegawa Nakajima C6N1 Saiun "Myrt" recon aircraft.

This will be the first Japanese aircraft in the collection.

A big hearty THANK YOU Santa, and for the added " treat" you tucked in.  Didn't realize I had been THAT good.

Pic will follow when I get back to the shop and the laptop.

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Posted by Mach1 on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 1:08 PM

BrandonK

Perhaps I'm reading it wrong, but I got the impression it was a Panzer hiding in a B2 box, not the actual B2 kit. I have been wrong before though.

BK

 

Yeah, it's a Panzer hiding in a B2 box.

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 1:09 PM

Mopar Madness

Brandon, looks like 2020 might be your breakout year for armor!

 

I have 6 armor builds slated for this years GB's. Ya, you could say this is my year for armor. I'm all in!!

BK

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 1:59 PM

Mach1

Opened the gift from my Secret Santa this morning. Tearing the paper away revealed this.

I remember this being fairly well molded, so I popped the box open to check the sprues.

Well played, Secret Santa, well played. Big Smile

Opening this present revealed a 1/35 Dragon PzIV Ausf. J

Thank you, Secret Santa! I can't wait to get started!

 

Sneeky, hiding a tank in a plane. Sweet.

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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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 2:01 PM

Merry Christmas all!  Some cool builds to follow this year for sure. Apparently Santa thought I'd been a good boy this year (despite not having even started last year's gift yet) and decided to reward me. 

I wanted to get the Phantom when it came out, but didn't and rationalized that decision by telling myself I already had the Fujimi kit. The Provost really wasn't on my radar, but seeing that it has day-glo orange markings, it will be a nice mate for my Airfix Vampire.  One of the cool things about this build is that sometimes you get something you never would have gotten or thought you wanted if left to your own devices. Thank you Santa!

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

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Posted by kg4kpg on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 2:10 PM

Mopar Madness

 

 

 That's awesome! Any chance we're going to see that Iron Maiden 747? I keep telling myself I need to build an airliner but I always chicken out at the last minute!

 

its in the lineup. I'm finally getting the man cave finished up, so I can get to more large kits. Finishing that A380, and the 1/20 Cessna 172 that will be done soon, have definitely motivated me for big builds. 

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 3:37 PM

lewbud

Merry Christmas all!  Some cool builds to follow this year for sure. Apparently Santa thought I'd been a good boy this year (despite not having even started last year's gift yet) and decided to reward me. 

I wanted to get the Phantom when it came out, but didn't and rationalized that decision by telling myself I already had the Fujimi kit. The Provost really wasn't on my radar, but seeing that it has day-glo orange markings, it will be a nice mate for my Airfix Vampire.  One of the cool things about this build is that sometimes you get something you never would have gotten or thought you wanted if left to your own devices. Thank you Santa!

 

That's a nice score. You have your hands full now with 3 in the pipeline. I'm looking forward to the Phantom, gotta love those Phantoms.

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 3:39 PM

kg4kpg

Merry Christmas everyone! Been a tough year at the kg4kpg house but glad it's finally coming to an end and we can look for a better 2020. Of all the forums I hang out on, FineScale is the best. Great people and great discussion, without all the non-modeling fluff all the others have. I enjoy sharing my completed builds here the most. 
mas usual, thanks for Brandon for another great group build. Having to wait until Christmas makes it even more fun. Thanks to my Secret Santa, right up my alley. Now let's have some building fun. 

 

This is gonna be a better year for you and you'll find a way to build the big boys for sure.

BK

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 5:17 PM

Some great kits and gifts here.

BK.. If that is like most trumpy armor, you've got your hands full.

MC.. Nice haul especially the new AB.

I'm going to have to go to school on paint colors on mine.  Not up on the various Japanese colors and who makes what.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 5:34 PM

Seeet kits Buddy.

GH, carrier based recon plane, Tamiya makes IJN Grey, IJN Green in acrylics that  I really like and always use for my IJN aircraft. 

BK, I believe it was you that asked if that was my newest ship? I assume you mean the most modern. No, that would be the JSDF Atago in 1/350. A modern Japanese DD modeled after our Arleigh Burke. The OHP class was commissioned starting in 1977, the USN has non on active duty anymore.

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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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 6:52 PM

Argh, I overslept and am now stumbling around on my sister's Apple laptop (I'm a Windows guy).

Okay, so Merry Christmas everyone!  I hope everyone got cool swag, and from the photos, it looks like that is the case.  So without further ado, here is my SS gift:

Thanks Secret Santa!  This will be my first muscle car and I really like the front end.  But what I especially like is, well I'll have Woody help out:

The "Mad Max" butterfly scoop really sets off the car IMHO.

I haven't wached any of the "Fast & Furious" movies, but I like the look of this car, so it goes into the build queue for 2020!

Now the inevitable question about aftermarket hood pins, PE badgework and keyholes...

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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