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  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Thursday, December 2, 2021 6:02 PM

A few more additions to the stash.

I recently did a couple of old Hobby Craft kits that, while not Tamiya quality, went together easily, were of decent detail and look great on the shelf.  Kitlinx had a sale of someone's acquired stash, and I picked out these two - a P-40B (like I really needed another one of those) and a birdcage Corsair.

I returned to this hobby after a high school + college + first few years of professional life break in 1995.  That Hobby Craft P-40 boxart was appealing, and I very nearly picked up that kit (newish at the time) but for some reason never did.  Was happy to see it included in this sale, and was quite surprised when I opened both of these Hobby Craft kits in that the P-40 included decal sets for each AVG squadron, and the Corsair included a set of resin tires.

I am currently building a Dora Wings kit, the P-43A Lancer.  I had long had my eyes on their P-63 King Cobra, and more recently discovered this French aircraft of which I know absolutely nothing. 

And finally, I have been a fan of Star Wars since I first saw the first movie in June 1977. I saw each of the movies starting with Return of the Jedi on opening night, and I built all of the original release of MPC kits in the summer of '78.  I recently did a Revell Republic Star Destroyer, outfitting it with lights and was fairly impressed with the result, but it was a major undertaking that I'm thinking I'd like to avoid.  There was a larger scale kit that Zvezda/Revell has, but I've built a few Bandai kits and have found them to be just about perfect.  This one came with a lighting kit, although the instructions are a dizzying array of "Holy Moly, how am I going to deal with all of this?!!!!"

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 2, 2021 8:16 PM

Aggieman & Ferg: Those are some choice additions! Hobbycraft was a little Spartan on detail but the few I built did have good fit.

Pat: Now that's a set of tires!  

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 2, 2021 8:21 PM

I did pick up some nice figures from AliExpress. 

Two sets of US Vietnam era tankers- the M103 I bought them for had a five man crew so the two sets work out well. The lower set seem to be poking at a mine- which doesn't seem like a very good idea to me. I'm going to retrofit them into looking at a second vehicle stuck in the mud. 

And a set of British Second World War tankers. I've got a series of British tanks. Not sure which I'll use just them for yet.

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

 

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Thursday, December 2, 2021 11:45 PM

Nice grab Gamera, I like the figure subjects and detail.

DRUMS01 

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato - DONE

1/20 Revival 1936-37 Auto Union Tipo C  - WIP

1/32 Hasegawa F-16C - Staged

 

 

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, December 3, 2021 5:03 AM

Gamera

I did pick up some nice figures from AliExpress. 

Two sets of US Vietnam era tankers- the M103 I bought them for had a five man crew so the two sets work out well. The lower set seem to be poking at a mine- which doesn't seem like a very good idea to me. I'm going to retrofit them into looking at a second vehicle stuck in the mud. 

I think the guy kneeling accidently dropped his screwdriver down a fuel filler hatch!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 3, 2021 8:40 AM

Thanks guys!

Real G: Yeah, you could do a lot with them. The US guy in the middle bottom probably dropped his glasses...

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, December 3, 2021 1:56 PM

Aggieman & Gamera, those are some great acquisitions! 

Well, I found another of those rare good price deals on eBay with this one. About $10 plus standard priority mail shipping. It’s an Italeri rebox of the old ESCI T-55 kit, plus it includes the turret top dome armored fan cover to make a T-54/Type-59 tank. For that price, I’m not complaining. 

 

 

Now I just need to decide on a paint & marking scheme. Right now it’s a toss up between Syrian in 1973 or Soviet in 1968. Decisions, decisions…

 

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 Saturday, December 4, 2021 4:41 AM

A different F1 car, the Aoshima Ogre AN-21.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, December 4, 2021 1:32 PM

That's pretty wild looking Pat.  Back to the 6 wheeler design i see, must have solved the wear and braking issues :)

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, December 4, 2021 6:11 PM

Big fan of the Bo-105 chopper.  Did the German military version ages ago (PAH). I picked up this 1981 still in shrink wrap rescue version for pretty cheap.  

Original price tag shows 6.49  Surprise

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, December 6, 2021 7:57 AM

Sme very nice stash building going on here. 

Cliff: Those are some sharp looking figures. They sure lend themselves to some nice alternatives.

Aggie: Well done. Anytime you add a Corsair it is a very good day.

John: Sweet score on the chopper. Excellent subject

Pat: Whoa! Now that is a very cool concept. I like it a lot.

I won this unexpected F7F st auction. Excited to add a half decent F7F in 1/72. Appears to be a rather nice multi media kit.

"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
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, December 6, 2021 1:06 PM

WOW Pat, that is something different, and I like it lots. Are you building it OOB or are you going to change sponsors, colors, etc?

If you don't mind, could you do a build string on this one?

DRUMS01

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato - DONE

1/20 Revival 1936-37 Auto Union Tipo C  - WIP

1/32 Hasegawa F-16C - Staged

 

 

 

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 7:48 PM

No new model kits, but I did get stuff to support my builds:

Flesh Tone Paints:

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Decals for my 1/48 Monogram PBY Catalina:

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Replacement decals and masks for my ProModeler JU 52/3:

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Still looking for some good 1/48 WW2 German pilot figures (not a fighter pilot). 

DRUMS01

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato - DONE

1/20 Revival 1936-37 Auto Union Tipo C  - WIP

1/32 Hasegawa F-16C - Staged

 

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:31 PM

Great pre-Christmas additions guys!!! 

Love the F7F Joe, beautiful plane- shame it didn't make more of a mark on history. 

Very cool racer Pat, love the SF look! 

Ben, very cool stuff there too- love the flesh tone paint set. Painting figures is one of the most rewarding and frustrating parts of the hobby. 

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:45 PM

PatW

A different F1 car, the Aoshima Ogre AN-21.

 

Neato!  I wonder why it is called the Aoi Ogre?  Aoi in Japanese can mean blue or green.  I guess murasaki (purple) ogre does not roll off the tongue?

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 12:23 PM

Here are some more items I just got today for upgrading my 1/32 F-100. The kit has a wonderful engine assembly and stand that I want to keep out and show, so the exhaust nozzle set was a must. The kit did not come with a figure either so its purchase was a no brainer.

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"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato - DONE

1/20 Revival 1936-37 Auto Union Tipo C  - WIP

1/32 Hasegawa F-16C - Staged

 

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 9, 2021 11:12 AM

Cool Ben! She's gonna be an awesome F-100!

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 10, 2021 10:09 AM

Stuff I picked up at our IPMS Christmas party last week:

I know the Tamiya kit is a little off compared to some of the newer ones but I've never built a 105mm howitzer version of the M4. Yeah, I've built a dozen Shermans but all the 75mm and 76mm gun tanks. So I'm still excited!

 

 

Our club now has more 'car guys' than all the 'military guys' (aircraft+armour+ships) put together. So I really do need to finally build an auto model. I still haven't gotten the trick of gloss coats completely down yet. I did buy a bottle of Mopar 'Plum Crazy' for her. Haven't painted anything purple in years so again I'm excited!

 

And this I ordered for myself. I'm getting on a bit of kick with female cyborgs. Probably a bit hard to see but it's a really nice 1/12th scale model of Alita from the live action version of 'Alita: Battle Angel'.

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Friday, December 10, 2021 10:41 AM

You got yourself some great kits there Gamera!  Even though the Sherman kit is a bit old, you can never go wrong with the fit and quality of a Tamiya kit.  I feel your pain with achieving the glossy coats on car models.  I tend to weather most of my truck and car models and if I do achieve a glossy finish, it fades when I compare it with the true car guys' kits.  Definitely excited to see you build the Alita kit.  My son and I saw this movie at the theater and I thought that it was a great movie!  Happy holidays Gamera!

TJS

TJS

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 10, 2021 4:42 PM

Thanks Tom and a very Merry Christmas to you and the family! 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, December 10, 2021 6:09 PM

Nice haul!  Really looking forward to you building that Charger!  And thumbs up on the figure

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Saturday, December 11, 2021 11:42 AM

Nice finds all.

Just pre-ordered the new 1/48 F4-D that's coming next month from Zeveda.  Also got a set of decals from Print Scale for both of Ritche's birds, the D and E.

Worked on the D when I was there, after he rotated... suspect the E was still there, but shark mouth was gone by the time I got there in mid '73, as were all non official markings.

As a side bar, both are preserved as gate birds, the D at the academy, and the E at Bergstrom.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, December 11, 2021 2:30 PM

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, December 11, 2021 7:16 PM

Cool Bakster!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, December 12, 2021 8:38 AM

keavdog

Cool Bakster!

 

Thanks John. When I get to building it I think I will do it as street car. I am tempted to buy another one to build as per the box art. And another Vega I want is the Green Elephant from Atlantis. I had the kit in a cart ready to order when I was sucker punched at the very end. The kit on its own is too expensive but when the shipping charges came up, it was a no joy. They wanted $18 to ship, pushing the total cost to over $80.

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 12, 2021 11:03 AM

This is the second kit i have picked up on scalemates. Dragon re-released their 35th Sd.Kfz 7/2 in a boxing which allowed you to build the armoured and unarmoured version. But i wanted to avoiud getting that as i have more than enough in my spares box already. So i have been looking for this boxing for a while and it came up from a seller in Austria.

I am a bit wary about byeing kits on their as there is no feedback or anyone to turn to if there's a problem. But i have good experiances so far. There are often hard to get kits on there, some times for big prices but others more reasonable. Thats included this one, a tad over £30 whish included postage, thats good for a Dragon kit.

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
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, December 13, 2021 8:40 AM

Nicely done folks!

Gamera: Nice little haul. The charger is a sweet selection.

Steve: Cool Vega my friend. Love the options you're weighing. Glad your patience paid off.

Bish: Nice snag. good on you for finding your desired kit. I've never purchased off of Scalemates. I will have to give that some consideration.

A couple of new arrivals. As mentioned before I ordered the Kingfisher with USN markings and it arrived. Always had a thing for the 928 so I nailed this on ebay when it came up.

"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
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 3:50 AM

Hey Bako, was the Vega made by Chrysler? I seem to remember that myself and 3 mates hired a Vega when we were in Hawaii for RIMPAC 75. We toured the island, partied and gernerally played up. Still have the scars to prove it!

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 8:49 AM

Dodgy

Hey Bako, was the Vega made by Chrysler? I seem to remember that myself and 3 mates hired a Vega when we were in Hawaii for RIMPAC 75. We toured the island, partied and gernerally played up. Still have the scars to prove it!

 

No, was a Chevrolet product.  I worked at a dealership in the late '70's.  We nicknamed them "vagrants".  They were the cheap econobox after the fuel crunch here.

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 9:02 AM

Nice flak truck Bish. I built the Revell one a few years back.

Like the Kingfisher. A far better looking plane than the Seamew

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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