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Our Latest Acquisitions 2017-2022

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  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 10:07 AM

PFJN2

Hi,

A package arrived from Sprue Brothers yesterday Stick out tongue

SB 3

 
Have fun with that Arizona kit.  I got one years ago, and started it as a conversion to the Pennsylvania circa 1935.  I started out gung-ho, but as I progressed on it, I got more and more disappointed with it.  Detail is soft, and the kit's DNA goes back to Revell's original Arizona, which the Chinese copied.  It's been sitting on my Shelf of Doom since 2010, assembled and painted, awaiting some PE rails.  But I haven't been able to bring myself to return to it.  However, if you aren't fussy and just want a quick build, it's not bad.  And it's cheap.  I got mine for ten bucks.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 10:09 AM

I don't know if it counts as an acquisition yet, but I ordered DoraWings' Vultee Vengeance.  Provided the Russians don't invade, I should get it in April.

I have the old AZ Models version, and I'd like to compare the two.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 12:45 PM

Bish

 

 
modelcrazy

Yes, tha "Add To Cart" button easy but the "Continue to Checkout" buttton...not so much when you see the total.

 

 

 

I just close my eyes at that bit and make out i didn't see it.

 

I was going to just laugh, but I have hit the "empty cart" on more than one occasion.  I have done this more recently than back in the day.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, February 18, 2022 5:54 PM

I just got in Aerocraft's resin replacement canopy for the new Airfix 1/72 Avro Vulcan B.2.

The kit comes with tiny 3D printed windshield wipers, two complete sets in case of accidents.

Airfix molded the wipers to the windows, which look blobby and are a pain to neatly paint.  Plus, they used a museum bird for reference which was missing the wiper on its center winscreen.  Such are the pitfalls of using museum specimens for reference.

I also got Aerocraft's 3D printed exhaust stacks (vanes?) for Modelsvit's 1/48 F-82G Twin Mustang.

I'm not sure I really need these, but if I make a mess of the kit's PE renditions, I'll have a fallback plan.  I only got the set as I was already placing an order for the Vulcan canopy, which I ordered 2 sets as you never know.  Maybe a Black Buck boxing will appear.  Besides, I am a huge fan of the Vulcan and definitely want Blue Steel and Black Buck versions.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Thursday, February 24, 2022 6:21 PM

I don't have a photo just yet, but I just got a Hasegawa Hawker Typhoon, bubble top version, in 1/48.  The Typhoon went right into the to-build stash, as I'll likely build it alongside the Eduard 1/48 Hawker Tempest later this year.

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, February 26, 2022 2:12 PM

I received this today looks good too.

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, February 26, 2022 6:58 PM

I've been looking at that one for a bit Crown.  Looking forward to your build.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, February 27, 2022 6:07 PM

Ohhhhhhhh that is cool Nick! 

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, February 28, 2022 5:35 PM

Three sweet kits in OTS arrived this week. Seems 1/72 is the only scale I can finish lately... P-40E kit looks amazing. Hope fit is equally good.

 

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 11:59 AM

More fresh & piping hot helpings of perplexing plastic weirdness:

I wasn't expecting the sushi to have individual rice grains - ugh, just as bad as tiny multi-part link to link tank tracks!  I'll have to make some kind of form to get the rice into the proper "gunkan" (battleship) shape.  The nori (seaweed) wrapper looks good, but feels like rubber from a toxic waste dump.

I also got this, to aid in WIPs:

That is all for today.  Ah-sankyu.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 9:40 PM

My armor stash has grown over the past bit…

 

first up I got a gift package from John/Keavdog

 

 

 

 

Thank you so much John. I’m probably gonna donate a few for IPMS auction, as I already have them, but I’ve already ordered a set of figures for the jeep.

 

then I picked up these Verlinden Israeli items

 

 

and lastly I picked up these 

 

 

 

 

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 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, March 5, 2022 1:02 PM

Well, another eBay score has arrived. 

 

 

I had been wanting this kit for awhile. 

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, March 6, 2022 4:24 PM

Lots of boomers there stick!

Fresh in from Hobbylinc

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, March 6, 2022 4:45 PM

Awesome  stuff John Big Smile

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/

  • Member since
    May 2020
Posted by Keyserj on Sunday, March 6, 2022 4:52 PM

Picked up a couple small kits but scored big on a box of assorted tools. The tools came from my brother's neighbor that built models and recently passed away. I think he would be happy to know they are going to a good home.

 

 

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

 

John

On the bench:

 

                     

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 3:51 PM

After normal building, it's just in the post! I love TOONS! I know they are not everybody's cup of tea but to a 74 year old (next week) they are a fun shot in the arm!

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 6:19 PM

I like the loader Keyser.  Pat that looks like fun.  I did a toontank sherman a while back.  It was really fun for a guy that doesn't really do armor.  Got to play around with some weathering techniques.  Looking forward to seeing this one.  Does it come with Roy Brown?

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 8:01 PM

Awesome stuff guys! Esp love the French 75 and the M115 SP and the Camel Pat! 

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 1:40 PM

I'm with you!  I think "Toons" are great for a quick "slump buster" build.  I've been noticing a "Toons"category at some of the model shows that I've attended.  Really like the Sopwith kit!  Any plans to get their Fokker triplane and French Spad?

TJS

TJS

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 3:01 PM

I had to go into the city to get my YukonXL serviced.. happens to be a block away from a great local hobby shop...  

Been wanting a Typhoon for some time

This one comes with the smoke ring decals 

And this just caught my eye - AND the LHS carries some MCW paints so I picked up what looked to be the right green (and an AlcladII aluminum and a small bottle testors silver)

Outside of 2 or 3 kits I have coming from overseas/pre-order I'm putting the brakes on the acquisitions for now... we'll see  :giggles:

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 5:32 PM

keavdog

I had to go into the city to get my YukonXL serviced.. happens to be a block away from a great local hobby shop...  

Been wanting a Typhoon for some time

This one comes with the smoke ring decals 

And this just caught my eye - AND the LHS carries some MCW paints so I picked up what looked to be the right green (and an AlcladII aluminum and a small bottle testors silver)

Outside of 2 or 3 kits I have coming from overseas/pre-order I'm putting the brakes on the acquisitions for now... we'll see  :giggles:

 

That's the same Typhoon kit I just acquired.  Will be building it later this year alongside an Eduard Tempest.

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 5:33 PM

stikpusher

Well, another eBay score has arrived. 

 

 

I had been wanting this kit for awhile. 

 

 

That is a nice kit.  But I think that is the release that included rubber tires that would not play well with styrene.

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 8:55 PM

Nice scores John! Gotta love that Veltro!

Aggie, thanks for the tip on the wheels. I have heard that before about the rubber tires and plastic rims. It's a crying shame that True Details is not producing right now. Otherwise it'd be a quick fix for those wheels.

Had a few more additions to my stash over the past week or so. For the jeep that was gifted to me I picked up this nice crew figure set

 

 

and for my one of my 80’s Cold War US tanks…

 

 

 

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 Thursday, March 10, 2022 9:08 AM

Ooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

Cool stuff- love the Typhoon and MC.205 John- I love Italian WW2 paint schemes, the smoke ring decals sound like a BIG time saver.

And cool figures SP! I need to check out that Jeep crew myself. And is Velinden still in production or is that just old stock still selling out?

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, March 10, 2022 11:14 AM

I have been missing some stuff here.

Gotta love Italian AC

Nice Tigercat Stick. Love the figures as well.

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/

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, March 10, 2022 6:26 PM

Nice figures stik, curious how those MiniArt ones are.  

I've been looking for this kit for a while

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, March 10, 2022 10:24 PM

Thanks guys! 

Gamera, as far as I know, Verlinden is out of business, and whatever you can find is old stock.

John, I really like Miniart figures. All the ones that I've build and painted so far have turned out well. They require a bit of mold seam clean up, but the sculpting, detailing, and poses are excellent.

 

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 Friday, March 11, 2022 9:08 AM

Thanks SP, I thought so. Seems like someone would buy up the molds.

Hope they're not like Meteor Productions. The owner went though a messy divorce and apparently his wife would get half the proceeds of anything he made. So it seems he just destroyed everything so she wouldn't get a cent...

 

I have heard the 'rubber' wheels on kits like the F7F are completly safe with plastic if you paint the plastic wheel hulls and coat them with a nice thick layer of varnish to seal them from the effects of the 'rubber' material. Not sure, never tried it myself. I have the same F7F kit and bought the aftermarket set of resin tires to go with mine. One day, oh one day I'll build the darn thing...

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, March 11, 2022 10:17 AM

If i remember right the Verlinden molds were destroyed when he retired. Seem to recall reading it but can't recall why.

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 Friday, March 11, 2022 6:32 PM

Thanks Bish! Damn shame, Velinden had some really nice stuff. 

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

 

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