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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, December 26, 2021 5:33 AM

Take a look at iRacing.com - fantastic.  They have laser scans of real tracks - a couple of them I've been on in 1:1 and they are spot on.  Super fun.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, December 26, 2021 5:42 AM

Nice stuff guys.  I'll take the Greyhound and the Airbus pleas ;)

Got some fun and different kits this Christmas

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 26, 2021 7:53 PM

Oh wow those are awesome John! I love that T.rex skelly! Thanks for the website! I'll check it out when I finally get the gear dialed in. I'm still working on getting it set up now. 

Steve: For once in my life I was lucky. I ordered my PC back before Halloween of 2020 about a month before computer chips became as rare as hen's teeth and graphic cards shot though the roof. Best of luck getting your rig set up and running. 

Armornut: Whoa! I hope you post that 1/16th Stug when you're done with her. That's something I really want to see! 

 

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, December 26, 2021 11:06 PM

WooHoo! It appears as though everyone is making out quite well on their X-mas booty.

Perry: Way to go on scoring the 1/16 stug III. I do hope you take us all along for that build journey.

Steve: You must have been a very good boy. What a righteous haul. The camera mount is a cool item. Curious what you have planned for the re-supply set. I've got one in my stash for sure.

Cliff: You done made very good yourself. Love the food trucks. 

Chris: Couple of beauts on your part. I like the greyhound.

Bish: That AVRE is certainly a unique subject. Sharp looking.

I received no kits but, the wife unit stuffed my stocking with some very nice bench accessories. My mother-in-law gave me the Badger paint mixer and paint jars. I am quite happy with it all. Now to pick out some choice kits with the X-mas $$ from my mother.

"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
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, December 27, 2021 12:31 AM

Forgot to include the stack of books - the Revell book is a great nostalgic walk through modeling.  I've been reading about the Spanish civil war on the web, fascinated with the crazy politics and the Condor Legion and prequel for Nazi Germany war power - Antony Beevor is one of my favorite history authors.  Lastly The Map Thief.  I've been involved in cartography, mostly digital cartography for a large part of my career so anything maps is a winner to me.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, December 27, 2021 8:08 PM

Very nice holiday scores guys! You all got some excellent additions to your respective stashes.

My last acquisition for this year. (Yes honey, I won’t buy another kit this year) The final piece of equipment that I needed to complete my 5th ID Ft Polk collection. At least among the major pieces of ground equipment that we used during my time there.

 

 

Until next year ;) 

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 27, 2021 8:15 PM

Joe: Very cool! You can always use more tools. Esp me, I put all mine in a small toolbox but I still can't seem to find what I need when I need it... 

John: Those look cool esp 'The Map Thief' and the history behind companies like Revell makes some really interesting reading. 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 2:54 PM

Got this beautiful set of Hinomaru and flags so I can fix my Raiden (Gamera - expect and updated 'finished again' pic Big Smile)

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 10:44 PM

SP: Looks cool! I've wondered how good those kits are. I built some Italeri armour when I first started out in 1/35th but not since.

John: Ohhhhhhhh, now that's a nice looking sheet of hinomaru! 

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 11:00 PM

Thanks Gamera. The 8" SP kit is good enough. Probably could use a little help here or there like new tracks, and other fine details. But overall it's good enough as is. I built the 175mm gun version long ago and was happy with that one.

 

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 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Thursday, December 30, 2021 1:26 PM

Hi,

I'vepicked up a couple new kits over the last month.

Airfix HMS Ark Royal

Hasegawa 1/700 Mikasa

Takom 1/35Sea Dart and Sea Wolf

Lindberg P6E and Airfix Hs 123A-1

Toy Containership

Academy 1/800 USS Kitty Hawk

It will probably be awhile before I can get to any of them, but for the most part I hope to do up the Ark Royal, Mikasa, the Missile Launchers, and the P6E as-is mostly out of the box, but was maybe thinking of doctoring up the Hs-123A-1 as a what-if, and also maybe use the 1/800 Kitty Hawk hull and fittings as a starting point for a 1/700 scale what-if along the lines of some of the more recent new French Aircraft carrier concepts. 

The Containership is something I bought on a whim, and it comes with an electric motor to play with in a pool, but in looking at it, it appears resinably accurate as a stright up 1/600 containership with a set of scale 40ft deck containers.  As such I may try and add some detail and keep it along side some of my other 1/600 scale models.  The only major changes I may make is adding a stern skeg for the centerline propeller, clean up some of the bits and chocks (they are a bit tall), and maybe try and add some railing, etc.

Pat

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 30, 2021 2:17 PM

Great additons there Pat! That container ship is neat, looking forward to seeing what you do with her.

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2020
Posted by Keyserj on Friday, December 31, 2021 1:06 PM

Nice additions everyone. It was a great Christmas and I received some pretty sweet kits.

 

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

On the bench:

 

                     

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, December 31, 2021 3:21 PM

Secret Santa got BrandonK the JSU-152 for xmas ;) - turned out great here:

https://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/29/t/186461.aspx?page=17

The K looks slightly different.

 

Thanks,

John

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, December 31, 2021 7:44 PM

Thought I would post this late Christmas present.  The Revell P-51D-15 late version.

I would like to commend Megahobby for their fast shipping.  Even with their basic rate, it shipped out Monday and arrived Wednesday.  Here I was expecting 8 or 9 days!

Gary

 

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Friday, December 31, 2021 9:05 PM

Hi,

This is kind of a weird one, but I've seen this box at my (semi)-local hobby shop for a while now.  After looking it up on the internet I came to find that its apparently a scale model of a notional 300-325HP Gas Turbine that was developed for semi-trucks back in the 70s.  As such, I decided to go ahead and buy it, in part because it was only about $15, and because I thought that it might be interesting to get an idea of what a gas turbine for a land vehicle might look like.  Stick out tongue

Gas Turbine Kit

Pat

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, December 31, 2021 11:56 PM

Wine and eBay are a bad combination.  I don't know why, but I bought one of these. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 1, 2022 11:25 AM

Going to be fun seeing you build that one Chad. Just lay off the wine when you do.

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 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 1, 2022 11:27 AM

Pat, what does that sea dar/sea wolf kit look like. Got that on my shopping list for this year.

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
    January 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Saturday, January 1, 2022 2:17 PM

Bish,

Hi.  Sorry for the poorlighting, but here is a picture of the instructions, decals, a little bit of PE, and the parts for both launchers.

Sea Dart

Sea Wolf

For reference the white Board I photographed the parts on is 508mm x 762mm (20" x30") so both launchers look like they will be decent sized models. Additionally they give you parts for 6 Sea Wolf missiles, to go in the Sextuple launcher, but I don't think I've ever seen a picture of the actual luancher with all doors open.  (Maybe I can try and use some of the missiles as a basis for a scratchbuilt Light Weight launcher or a VLS tube Stick out tongue)

Anyway, it looks to be a very nice double kit.

Happy New Year

Pat

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 1, 2022 3:16 PM

Thanks Pat. I really want to add this to my RN collection.I have seen images of all 6 rear dors open when the launcher is being loaded, but not all the forward doors. A VLS set up would be interesting, maybe a side cutaway.

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
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, January 1, 2022 9:19 PM

Oh wow!!! 

Love that Canadian Leopard and JSU-152K John, the huge Mustang Gary and gas turbine engine Pat.

And WOW Chad, whatta score!

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, January 3, 2022 3:18 PM

A box arrived on 12/23, just before our office closed for Christmas.

Some model mags, two cars, an F-104 "Maru-Yon", a space pirate fighter, some 1/144 US Navy carrier deck crew, and... a park bench with trash receptacle and skateboard!

And this is my one Christmas model kit from a friend.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, January 3, 2022 9:15 PM

The Lancia is a sweet subject! Remember that car as a kid. It was one of my uncle Dennis' favorites. That's a reall eclectic mix you got there! What will you build 1st?

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 12:53 AM

Chris,

Yeah, I love the Lancia's wedge shape too!  I also have the 1977 Monaco rally car in the stash.  I figured I'd do a simpler version first.  Plus it comes with a pretty lady.

I will most likely do the park bench first, just for giggles. Big Smile

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 11:30 PM

Oh those are cool Real G! Love the bench, the Nausicaa figure, and the Harpy fighter. 

Is that magazine in the foreground showing a figure of the elf gal from the 'Record of the Lodoss War'? My DM in the first D&D game I played decades ago was obsessed with that anime series. Had't thought about it in years... 

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 1:43 AM

Yep Gamera, the elf on the magazine cover is Deedlit.  Max Factory makes the kit (it's injection molded and 1/20 scale). I bought the mag because it featured character and mecha designer Yutaka Izubuchi, who gave us the mechs from Patlabor and Gundam 0080.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 8:50 PM

Yeah, Deedlit, that's it! Thanks!!!

Looking forward to seeing some of that cool stuff underweigh! 

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, January 6, 2022 9:11 PM

Marvelous additions folks. I always love seeing new and interesting kits I had no idea were out there. 

Neal: Man, I love your newest haul. I especially like the Lotus Esprit. I have always admired that car.

Some new items have hit my stash:

This just caught my fancy for some reason

I finally got my hands on these 2 sweet reference books. I've been longing for these for quite some nice.

"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
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 6, 2022 9:39 PM

Oh cool Joe! Love the Thunderbird. And those books look interesting, I need to look around online for those! 

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

 

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