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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 2:44 AM

I've been thinking on those lines, i might even replace the resin piece completly with a printed paper one. It will be a while before i get to this one. I tend to work on these busts in spurts. The one i just finished, a Templar knight, and one i am working on, an SS bust from Kursk, the Mrs bought for my Birthday back in 2018. She has not bought me any since as i had these 2. I usually find something of a challenge on these, whether it be animal fur or medieval armour and they have really helped to improve my general painting skills.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 4:30 PM

Yes there is the Meyers Manx in those scales but by AMT. I've built seven of them so far..

Here's some of them at the Buggy Club Meet..

 

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 11:28 AM

Oh I love those Pat!!!

Only complaint is the parking lot is too clean to look real! Stick out tongue

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, August 5, 2021 2:25 PM

Pat, that buggy meet is too cool! OC IPMS where I was a member until recently used to have an annual "Cruise Night" theme every August with a similar diner setting for all the guys to bring in their 1/24 car builds and display.

 

So the past 48 hours has been good to my stash…

 

Yesterday this eBay purchase arrived in the mail

 

 

It’s slightly started, but very nicely so I must say. 

 

Then at Phoenix IPMS, it was swap meet time. My first score was awesome…

This baby usually sell for way over $100, the seller was asking substantially less…

 

Then I open it up later on and what do I find inside? This lovely batch of decals! With markings in 1/72 and 1/48 for multiple types: F-105, F-4, A-4, A-6, and A-7! Seeing as how I don’t build in 1/72, I’ll be getting rid of those markings…

 

 

Then I found this dinosaur… seeing as how Kitty Hawk just went flat line, this is probably the only way that I’ll be able to get myself a 1/48 RF-101A/C. Modeling skills required. I haven’t done a vacuform in about 40 years…

 

 

Then I also picked up a partial Hasegawa 1/48 US Bombs set. I always need more Rockeyes and Napalm, which it did have. Along with the Mk. 83’s and Mk.84’s…. too bad the Snakeyes were gone… not worth taking a photo though…

 

That’s all for now…

 

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, August 5, 2021 2:52 PM

Those are cool Stick

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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YouTube: Steve's Hobby Bench
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  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 2:26 PM

Went and picked up some more Star Wars kits for the stash. I only had a few until now. With the Mandolorian so much fun it really got me juiced up to do a bunch of SW kits. I still have 3 vinyl kits on order, The Emporer, Luke and Han Solo. And I have the Mandolorian coming from Japan. Many of these are very old kits, but they should be fun to make something cool with.

I had the Hoth battle scene as a child and loved it. I was able to find one and I can't wait to pimp it out as an adult.

BK

On the bench:Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier,

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/25 Revell 29 Roadster

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

1/25 Revell 69 Boss 429 Mustang

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 2:37 PM

Nice collection there BK. that slave 1 is one of the few surviving bilt kits i have from my early days of modelling.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 3:00 PM

Wow!  Very cool Star Wars stash there BrandonK!  I've built some of those and also have some in my stash too. I've built the Darth Vader kit early in my return to the hobby.  Tip, because it's vinyl, fill the legs and possibly the torso with something.  I used plaster of paris in the legs and in other vinyl kits I've used that expanding foam insulation.  I have the other Hoth Action scene kit in my stash.  The one with the freighter and Y-wings and W-wings. I'm anxious to see when AMT rereleases their Star Wars kits if they're going to improve them at all.

TJS

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 3:00 PM

Nice finds stik.  Picked up an old Testors Bearcat, and found a source for the artwork.  Got it sent, just need to get it sized for length and width, and get decals made.  Will have to clip 2/3" off each wing, and end up with something that will resemble Rare Bear.

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 3:57 PM

BrandonK, I forgot to mention in my last comment you should try to snag the old AMT vinyl Rancor kit.  It's one of their best figure kits.

TJS

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 3:59 PM

Oh wow, that's quite the set of SW BK. I saw the Bandai Ashigaru Taisho Samurai Capt Phasma I'd love to get, but it's a little too pricey at around $100.

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/

YouTube: Steve's Hobby Bench
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKNf65XKSQH82FDg2ukSREg

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 8:27 PM

modelcrazy

Oh wow, that's quite the set of SW BK. I saw the Bandai Ashigaru Taisho Samurai Capt Phasma I'd love to get, but it's a little too pricey at around $100.

 

That looks awesome, but not $100 awesome.

BK

On the bench:Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier,

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/25 Revell 29 Roadster

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

1/25 Revell 69 Boss 429 Mustang

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 9:00 PM

Steve & Gold, thanks. 

Brandon, that's a great batch of Star Wars kits! I'm sure that you'll have hours of enjoyment building all of them!

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Friday, August 13, 2021 8:06 AM

Long awaited in this household, by me anyway The Groovy Grader by Atlantis. I understand firstly produced by Monogram and perhaps 'To Far Out' for most of you..

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, August 13, 2021 8:16 AM

That's cool Pat.  I never built that one but have seen a couple unique builds and recall them from my childhood.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, August 13, 2021 8:25 AM

That is totally boss Pat.

"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
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, August 13, 2021 8:38 AM

PatW
......perhaps 'To Far Out' for most of you.. Add Quote to your Post

Not me, Pat. I'd like to have one in my stash too, it's groovy indeed.

-Greg

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Friday, August 13, 2021 10:10 AM

PatW, I have also been waiting for this kit.  Atlantis is scheduled to also release the "Unreal Roller".  I've been acquiring and building as many of the Tom Daniels's and Deals Wheels kits as I can.  Built them as a kid and still love them!

TJS

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Friday, August 13, 2021 10:17 AM

Yeah, saw it on mega hobby as a preorder. I've got the Bronco/trailer/sandrail coming.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, August 13, 2021 10:37 AM

Is the Bronco out yet?

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, August 13, 2021 10:40 AM

The wife is starting to give me the evil eye, so I guess I better stop buying. Here is the cars and trucks I recently rounded up. Some of these are a bit scarce and some are just stupid prices anymore. I managed to get all of these at good prices and I know at least one of these will never get a repop. The General Lee, ya, that will never get redone. So what is out there is all there is. Round 2 is doing a great job of repopping many older kits that we haven't seen in many years. This will round off my car stash pretty well. I did get a couple GTO's and CJ mustangs as those can be scarce and expensive.

BK

On the bench:Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier,

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/25 Revell 29 Roadster

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

1/25 Revell 69 Boss 429 Mustang

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, August 13, 2021 10:53 AM

Whoa!  Nice haul BK!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 13, 2021 11:34 AM

Oh WOW Brandon! Awesome hauls there!!! Love those vintage SW kits and the Pontiacs!!!

Steve: Cool, I really like the samurai asthetic conbined with the Stormtroopers and Vader- if I collected figures I'd have to pick those up.

Pat: Well, that's way too radical for me. You know me- just an old square! Wink

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, August 13, 2021 11:39 AM

Wow

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/

YouTube: Steve's Hobby Bench
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKNf65XKSQH82FDg2ukSREg

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, August 13, 2021 1:32 PM

Pat, the Groovy Grader looks very cool! That ought to be a fun build.

Brandon, wow! You have enough there to stock a whole section in a hobby shop! That's several years worth of future projects!

As for me, I’ve had a little run on eBay lately. Picked up this decal set, which came in the mail yesterday.

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, August 13, 2021 2:20 PM

stikpusher

Pat, the Groovy Grader looks very cool! That ought to be a fun build.

Brandon, wow! You have enough there to stock a whole section in a hobby shop! That's several years worth of future projects!

As for me, I’ve had a little run on eBay lately. Picked up this decal set, which came in the mail yesterday.

 

 

OOH, F4 schemes. Im drooling now.

As far as the quantity of kits, I don't like where prices are headed, so yes, I got enough to last for years. Maybe by then they will not be so unreasonable in cost.

BK

On the bench:Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier,

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/25 Revell 29 Roadster

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

1/25 Revell 69 Boss 429 Mustang

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Friday, August 13, 2021 2:42 PM

Keav- due out this month, not notified shipped yet.

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, August 13, 2021 2:58 PM

BrandonK
OOH, F4 schemes. Im drooling now.

 

You and me both! I haven't completed a Phantom in ages. Maybe this will get me back on track

 

BrandonK
As far as the quantity of kits, I don't like where prices are headed, so yes, I got enough to last for years. Maybe by then they will not be so unreasonable in cost.

You and me both on that cost thing as well!

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Friday, August 13, 2021 6:19 PM

The last several years saw me whittle my stash down by a significant margin, relative to the number of kits that I had starting in 2016 when I lost my job.  Now that I'm back at work, it seems that I'm warp-speeding to replenishing my stash in just this year.  I probably should slow down.

I have a planned build of Tamiya's Bf109E4/5 later this year, and when I saw a different boxing of essentially the same kit, I grabbed it and will build both side-by-side.

Sticking with the Messerschmitt theme, I found myself browing eBay one night not too long ago when I came across this old classic from Revell.  It was  a good price, and it even came with a bunch of add-ons.  Given that I've acquired many of its sister kits (P-40E x2, F4U-1, P-47D, P-51B, Ju87, and F4F-4), I decided that I needed this one as well.

During the time away from work, I became aware of a couple of Star Wars kits that I knew I was going to have to have:

I literally picked up the scout walker about two hours ago at my local Hobby Lobby.  I recalled seeing the kit in there at the time one day when I was needing a break from my endless job search and just wanted to browse some stores.  I very nearly bought it then despite no budget for such purchases, but the adult in me said to just wait.  Tonight I had some time away from my girls, so I popped in there wondering if they still had the kit in stock.  Lo and behold, they actually had 2.  So tonight my inner child got to come out.

The AT-AT has been going for some outrageous prices on eBay, but I found it from a Chinese seller (sealmodel.com) for a far better price.  Grabbed it a few weeks ago, and it finally came in (along with that Tamiya Bf109E4 1/48 above).  Many, many years ago, I built the old MPC AT-AT.  I engineered that kit to have moveable legs so that I could animate it on 8mm film, which I did several times in fact, but alas, that kit did not survive the years.  That vehicle is probably my most prized acquisition, given its role in what I consider the best movie ever made.  And take a look at this shot:  That scene still boggles my mind, the scale of it when you consider that the AT-ATs were nothing more than 3-foot models.

I do have another kit coming, but I'm dubious if I'll ever see actually see it.  Got it from a guy on eBay (who I note is no longer active on eBay).  The kit is Tamiya's big 1/32 F-15E, and the price was very likely too good to be true.  It has been in "tracking number provided" since the end of June with an expected delivery date by the beginning of September.  I do hope that it is actually delivered, but if not, I'll probably have to just write that off given that the seller is no longer affiliated with eBay (although perhaps I can get compensation from PayPal?)

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, August 13, 2021 9:04 PM

Those are four great kits Aggie! I can't wait to see them built on here.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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