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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 9, 2022 1:15 PM

Man Joe, I had no idea AMT ever made that style of Thunderbird! That Boxart is actually kind of cool.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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

On deck: Who knows!

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 9, 2022 1:16 PM

Wine... eBay... 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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

On deck: Who knows!

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 9, 2022 1:31 PM

Been there.  Lol.  Very nice snag.  Build it!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, January 9, 2022 3:26 PM

A 1/35 railway gun?! You are a madman Chad! Wink

 

So… I kept true to not purchasing anymore new kits until after New Years… well, I ordered this one before New Years due to a limited time 20% off deal… but then I did not pay until Jan 2nd, so that counts. This arrived in the mail on Friday. Anyways this is Italeri’s old 90’s vintage 1/35 Porsche Tiger kit, Dr. Porsche’s competition against the Henschel design. 

 

 

When I get around to building this one, I will modify it into the sole example that saw combat as a command tank on the eastern front in 1944.

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 10, 2022 8:54 AM

Looks great guys.

Cahd, I built the 1/144 of the Leapold (close to N scale). That thing should be a biggie.

Stick, I didn't know a Prosche turret Tiger made it into battle. I like the Henschel turret better anyway. Nice addition to your armor collection.

 

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 Mopar Madness on Monday, January 10, 2022 8:55 AM

Man, Italeri was on fire in the 90's. They released a whole bunch of unique subjects including this one!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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

On deck: Who knows!

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, January 10, 2022 9:00 AM

Mopar Madness

Wine... eBay... 

 

Its a good job i don't drink, hate to think what i would end up with.

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

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 10, 2022 9:27 AM

Yeah wow Chad!!! You building an extension to your house to hold that monster!?!?!

And very cool SP. Although it just looks weird to me. I'm so used to the Ferdinand/Elefant TD it looks strange with a turret on top of it.

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, January 10, 2022 12:18 PM

OMG I finally have one:

I have been waiting for a long time to get a modern kit of the "tin triangle".  I did pick up the old kit a number of years ago, and have seen some terrific builds of it.  But after looking at the thick trailing edges, laughable exhausts, and soft detail, I wanted something better.  And even longer ago, I attempted to build the Nova vac-form kit.  I had ZERO vac-form experience, and was only in middle school, but I was able to get the airframe together.  Looking back, it was a pretty good kit, but my lack of skills doomed the project.

So at long last, Airfix has finally completed the triad of V-Bombers!  Hurrah!

I was able to see two operational Vulcans up close back in the 1970-1980 era, at Hickan AFB during two open houses.  Interestingly, both were parked away from the other display aircraft, and they did not attract much attention from the other visitors.  I wonder what the AF personnel thought about a 14 year old kid wandering around all by himself, looking like he found a Vulcan made of solid chocolate!  I only had a Kodak Instamatic camera both times, and so got off only a few pictures.  I'll need to dig them up, as I remember taking pics of the second Vulcan's serial number and fin markings.  I so wish I could travel back in time with my iPhone!

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, January 10, 2022 12:43 PM

Nice one G. I must admit i am dissapointed and surprised that Airfix have not re-boxed this for a Black Buck Vulcan, especially in this year. They have missed a trick there.

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

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, January 10, 2022 1:43 PM

Bish,

I know Airfix did their 2022 release schedule today.  So no Black Buck Vulcan?  I am surprised.  The Bucanneer is great news for me though.  But at 72 Pounds, it will cost the same as the Vulcan!  I'll wait for the RAF boxing with the bulged bomb bay door and wraparound camo.

I am torn deciding on how to build my Vulcan.  Logic clearly dictates that it is expsensive and large, so only one should be had.  But my emotional side wants a Blue Steel version (NOT Ben Stiller from "Zoolander") and a Black Buck version.  Decisions, decisions...

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, January 10, 2022 2:30 PM

Based on what I saw, no Vulcan re-pop this year.

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 Monday, January 10, 2022 2:44 PM

Mopar Madness

Based on what I saw, no Vulcan re-pop this year.

 

No, there isn't. From what i have heard, the initial release was tooled with the Black buck in mind. Blind holes that if drilled out would hold Shrike launchers. Maybe they will leave it a couple of years as they did with the Victor and Valiant. But i am surprised in the 40th year they didn't do it now. I'll wait, i only want a BB Vulcan. Nothing for me in this years releases, means i'll have to look for somthing else to spend my money on.

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

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, January 10, 2022 4:03 PM

I feel the same way.  The 1/48 Anson is tempting though.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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

On deck: Who knows!

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 10, 2022 5:19 PM

Anybody got a link to the 22 Airfix releases?

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 Mopar Madness on Monday, January 10, 2022 5:20 PM

This is where I saw it.

https://youtu.be/attsHBqOZIE

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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

On deck: Who knows!

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 10, 2022 5:43 PM

Danke

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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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 2:59 AM

The one kit i might be tempted by is the Meteor F.8. I've been thinking about getting a post war version, so this might be it.

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

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 4:48 AM

I might be interested in the F-80C.  Depends on how much they update it.

Gary

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:39 PM

WOOHOO! The new Arma Hobby 1/72 P-51B/C arrived from Poland. Gorgeous kit upon opening and having a look. 

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 2:47 PM

Ooo Joe, I was thinking about pulling the trigger on that but not sure of the timing with the time it takes to be shipped from  Poland and all. I'll be sure and get it after my move

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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  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 6:01 PM

My latest, some Mission Models paints and the new Modelsvit F-82 Twin Mustang in 1/48. Looks like a very detailed kit in the box.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 6:09 PM

Cool!  Curious to see what that F82 looks like - brand new released right?

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 6:11 PM

Aggieman, I got one too, but it's at the office and I'm home sick!  Crying

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  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 6:26 PM

Yes, brand new release.

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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 7:33 PM

Nothing special, just more odd bits for my current and future builds.

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I also have several other items awaiting arrival:


- 1/16 or 1/18 ABER M2 50cal Brass ammo and links (still working on the SAS Jeep)

- 1/16 Marauder US M1A1 45 Cal Sub-Machine Gun (SAS Jeep)

- 1/32 F-16 RESKIT BRU-57 Smart Bomb Racks

- 1/32 F-16 Master Models Static Dischargers

- 1/32 F-16C Block 30 and Later Large Jet Intake

- 1/32 F-16 AIRES Hobby Falcon Wheel Bay

- 1/350 Rainbow PE IJN Deck Rails for aircraft

- Several AEROBONUS resin pilots in various scales

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

PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato WIP 

 

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 9:39 PM

Excellent score Aggieman. I've seen some very positive feedback on that kit.

Nice enhancements Drums.

"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 Wednesday, January 12, 2022 11:22 PM

Those are awesome! 

Esp love that F-82 Aggieman. Didn't even know there was a new kit out. 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, January 13, 2022 12:58 PM

The results of last weekends SprueBrothers 15% off all Trumpeter kits  Cool

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 13, 2022 2:50 PM

JOE RIX

WOOHOO! The new Arma Hobby 1/72 P-51B/C arrived from Poland. Gorgeous kit upon opening and having a look. 

 

I picked up their F4 Wildcat last week (just waiting on a couple of kits from Accurate Armour before i post up) it loks an amazing kit, detail is just stunning. I can see this company makeing a real mark on the hobby.

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

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