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  • Member since
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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, January 13, 2022 9:07 PM

Aggie, nice score on the F-82! John, that's a neat batch of Trumpeter kits! All great subjects!

So for me, today I went out for a bit of hobby shopping after a dr’s appointment… if you’re out, might as well make it worth your while….

First I stopped at Hobby Lobby since this is one of the weeks with the 40% off all model kits, and I’ve been wanting this one since they started carrying it last year….

 

 

Then I was of to Andy’s Hobby HQ with my gift certificate from IPMS that my M151A1 won last November in the meeting contest. I picked up some paints, a few other goodies, and this little beauty…

 

All in all, a good day.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, January 14, 2022 7:39 AM

Bish

 

 
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 agree Bish. I can see them becoming a real player. Arma has done an amazing job of including excellent detail into a low parts count. Apparently they have plans to start introducing a line of 1/48 scale kits. That is exciting!

keavdog: Lovely additions. That S.M. 79 is a choice score.

Stik: Well done on your bargain shopping. Way to make the best out of an excursion about town.

"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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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, January 14, 2022 9:35 AM

Looks great Stick. I won that Osprey but not sure if I'm going to keep it or not. Just not a fan, but it might make a nice dio. Love the little R35

 

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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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 14, 2022 12:32 PM

Great stuff guys- love that Italian bomber John, really like Italian camo- they don't get nearly enough love. 

SP: Ohhhhh, the R35 is really cool.

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

 

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, January 14, 2022 1:05 PM

I'm curious as to how that R35 builds up.

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 Friday, January 14, 2022 2:47 PM

One more Cool Got this one off eBay.  

Thanks,

John

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, January 14, 2022 3:40 PM

keavdog

One more Cool Got this one off eBay.  

 

Nice, I need to build more helos....so cool.

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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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, January 14, 2022 6:54 PM

John, I've heard nothing but wonderful things about those 1/48 Sea Kings!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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

On deck: Who knows!

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 14, 2022 10:27 PM

Yeah wow John, that Sea King is gonna be an impressive model! 

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, January 15, 2022 4:22 PM

I am naughty.  Very, very naughty.

Though I already have a finished 1/72 Huma Triebflugel, I had to get this resin kit by AB&K after seeing a friend's sample.

After buying the disastrous 1/48 rendition by AFV Club, I was looking for a better early U-2.  I was surprised to see Hobby Boss release a 1/72 kit of the U-2A, and even more so that on first inspection it appears to be a much better representation.

I avoided the Modelcraft kit from the 1990s, and after a 30 year wait, Modelsvit's new F-82 is indeed truly spectacular.  I think only the latest from Eduard approach the fine surface detailing seen on this kit.  Bravo.

I have a thing for the Vampire, so I eagerly awaited Airfix's new tool 1/48 kit.  BUT... Augh, Hornby's gotta get their QC sorted.

There were several small items that were broken on the sprue, but this twisted upper fuselage/wing is truly upsetting.  And it visciously refuses to unwarp, springing back even though my attempts at correction are leaving some perilous looking stress marks.

I am so butt-hurt, that I think I will build the Classic Airfames kit I have alongside the Airfix kit, instead of tossing it.

OK I should not end with whining and complaining, so:

A VF-1J Valkyrie covered in missile-packed armor blocks!  It's a truly crazy 1980-era anime design, but I love it.

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 16, 2022 3:31 PM

Nice haul G!

 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 16, 2022 3:44 PM

Real G

I am naughty.  Very, very naughty.

Though I already have a finished 1/72 Huma Triebflugel, I had to get this resin kit by AB&K after seeing a friend's sample.

After buying the disastrous 1/48 rendition by AFV Club, I was looking for a better early U-2.  I was surprised to see Hobby Boss release a 1/72 kit of the U-2A, and even more so that on first inspection it appears to be a much better representation.

I avoided the Modelcraft kit from the 1990s, and after a 30 year wait, Modelsvit's new F-82 is indeed truly spectacular.  I think only the latest from Eduard approach the fine surface detailing seen on this kit.  Bravo.

I have a thing for the Vampire, so I eagerly awaited Airfix's new tool 1/48 kit.  BUT... Augh, Hornby's gotta get their QC sorted.

There were several small items that were broken on the sprue, but this twisted upper fuselage/wing is truly upsetting.  And it visciously refuses to unwarp, springing back even though my attempts at correction are leaving some perilous looking stress marks.

I am so butt-hurt, that I think I will build the Classic Airfames kit I have alongside the Airfix kit, instead of tossing it.

OK I should not end with whining and complaining, so:

A VF-1J Valkyrie covered in missile-packed armor blocks!  It's a truly crazy 1980-era anime design, but I love it.

 

I have that Triebflugel on my wish list, i had not realised it was resin. I've built the Huma kit as well but would like a more up to date one. Have you tried contacting Airfix about the Vampire, its a new kit so should still be in stock. Thats pretty bad.

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 Sunday, January 16, 2022 6:40 PM

Oh those are cool guys! Love that Valkyrie Real G! And good luck on getting replacement parts or repairing the Vampire. 

 

I'm been very bad too. When picking up resin tank crew figures from AliExpress I saw this and had to have it. She's 1/7th scale- aka pretty big. Sorry, didn't want to pull the parts out of the bags but I'm impressed by the quality of the castings. 

Neat sheet of decals, not sure how many I'll use. 

Everything really well packed. 

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

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 16, 2022 8:42 PM

Whoa!  She certainly checks off a lot of the boxes

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Sunday, January 16, 2022 11:23 PM

Bish,

I'll try contacting Airfix and see what happens.

I once ordered an AFV Club kit from a China outfit, and when I discovered my kit was missing the metal barrel, all the vinyl dust covers, and the wire hardware pack, they just wrote back "We have no spare parts and the kit is OOS.  Try the manufacturer."  How do you say "That Sucks" in Chinese?

I looked over my Vulcan and thankfully it is fine.  I had read that a number of early customers had short shots and such.  One customer had two sets of identical wings instead of proper top/bottom halves.  If Airfix was Tamiya, some of those guys would have lost their heads.  Or pinkies.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:26 PM

Got these for the SeaKing - it's cool, you can make one of 4 Apollo missions.  Same bird, just slightly different markings

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 20, 2022 11:02 PM

That's awesome John! 

I had an old Dinky Sea King as a kid- it came with a yellow plastic Apollo capsule you could hang off the chopper. I wonder what happened to the darn thing- haven't seen it in forever. I believe it was the same markings. Charlie Brown was Apollo 10 I think... 

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, January 21, 2022 11:01 AM

Nice John. The Seaking is such a great looking chopper. I will enjoy seeing you build it.

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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  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Sunday, January 23, 2022 4:34 PM

  Picked this beast up yesterday, the instructions taught it as being one of the finest kits ever produced. I built it WAY back when I was like 7 or 8 so I am excited to see how much better I can do this time.

   

 

 

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 23, 2022 5:47 PM

Wow that's a complex kit for an 8 year old! Looking forward to seeing this build 

Thanks,

John

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    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Sunday, January 23, 2022 6:07 PM

   It was a glue bomb, no paint or weathering, and I'm not sure all the tires touched. Coolest non mitliary kit I built at the time. Hope to do it justice someday.

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, January 23, 2022 6:15 PM

Perry: That dump truck is absolutely boss. That should be a thrill to build again.

Neal: What a dandy load of "naughty" you.ve brought into the fold. I've read some high praise for the F-82 kit. Bugger about the Vampire kit. hopefully you meet with success on contacting Airfix for a remedy.

John: Superb score on the Seaking. And some choice decals to boot. Seeing this reminds of my hopes that some manufacturer will introduce an HH52 kit. That's the Coast Guard version of the Seaking and my oldest brother flew them several years. According to my brother, it is a shorter version of the Seaking. There is a sub standard resin kit out there but, a nice injection mold would be welcome.

Gamera: Cool biker chick.

My latest editions have been some welcome adds. Got into some deep sea action through FB auctions. I already had the Riich 1944 version of the Gato so it was cool to score the earlier version. These are nice sized kits at 1/200.

Ebay seller offered this up at a temporary reduced offer and I jumped it. 

"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 Sunday, January 23, 2022 7:12 PM

Nice scores Joe - Interested to see how that A10 compares to the old Tamiya kit.

Got this from another member - beautiful kit with brass barrels (tubes) and a nice PE fret

 

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Sunday, January 23, 2022 7:30 PM

    That is so coolSurprise, awesome haul Joe, please let us know how it compares with the Tamiya.

we're modelers it's what we do

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 24, 2022 8:03 PM

That Gato should be a good size. The bigger scale at 1/144 is a little too big.

Love the I-58 and who does like the A-10

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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  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 10:21 AM

I just ordered two Metal Earth kits that I could not resist. I have not yet built them, but they look super cool.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 10:29 AM

Wow Brandon those are cool.  I'm a bit terrified of those kits - though they have some great subjects including the S-64 Skycrane fire bomber I would really like.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 10:56 AM

BK,. I hope you have plenty of hair.  I know I'd tear out every last one with either of those.

Kevedog, I'll have to look for the skycrane next time I get to HL. 

Did the Huey for a bud who was a crewchief back in the late '60's.

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 11:03 AM

It's here: https://www.metalearth.com/s-64-skycrane

I've been waiting for Mike at Lonestar to come out with his 1/72 conversion kit for over a year, not sure whats going on there.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 12:23 PM

Have sent him a couple of emails about that conversion too.  Have never gotten a reply.

The only Lonestar that comes up in a search, and the link on Scalemates takes you to, is a Bob Johnson, and is strictly HO rail trucks, trailers and accessories.

Begining to think they're have disappeared.

He has a Facebook page, but I'm not on FB

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