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  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 1, 2022 11:24 AM

Joe: Thanks! I'm very happy!

Aggieman: WHOA the B-47 and giant Hellcat are going to be gigantic! Awesome stuff!

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

 

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, April 1, 2022 1:32 PM

Aggie & Gamera, great scores! I do hope that 1/24 Hellcat offers a wings folded option for the build to save on shelf display space Wink

 

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  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Friday, April 1, 2022 3:52 PM

stikpusher

Aggie & Gamera, great scores! I do hope that 1/24 Hellcat offers a wings folded option for the build to save on shelf display space Wink

 

The wing fold option is there.  But, think of me as Clark Griswold.  It's not going on a shelf, it's going on my wall*.Big Smile

* Unless I decide it's damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 8:12 PM

I have been out of control lately:

 

Also picked up two garage kit busts as well, but they are just wrapped in bubble wrap so don't show much.  One is a dwarf with a huge ax, and the other a pig dressed like a fighter pilot.

Unfortunately I learned that if there is a resin bust I want that is in stock, it must be basically bought then and there otherwise good luck finding it again at a reasonable price.  

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 11:31 PM
Those are really impressive and unique. Should be quite enjoyable to paint.

"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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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 7, 2022 11:28 AM

Oh those are awesome Robert!!! Love figures and busts!

And yeah I think a lot of such stuff are garage kits, limited run, if you want it you better buy it now.

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

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, April 7, 2022 1:30 PM

Mostly completed model, but the original modeler must have been a armor guy as nothing was painted before assembly.

Got it taken apart down to the engine core, which is pretty much one color.

Ordered new decals, red paint, harness.

I like challenges.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, April 8, 2022 12:01 PM

That looks to be a rather fun project GM. Cool score.

"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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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, April 11, 2022 4:59 PM

Nice batch of figures there Robert. I'll have to keep an eye out for when you post them.

Bill, hopefully the previous builder, did a good enough job build wise on what you are not tearing apart.

So I guess that I’ve been lagging on adding my latest acquisitions for a bit on here.

First up, I picked this up for a guy on Armorama who was selling it for a good price. I’ve been wanting a Sherman III DV for a LONG time!

 

 

Then for crew, I picked up this Masterbox set. The two in desert uniforms will work just fine. The other Brit tankers are from the Tamiya Crusader that was being sold as a separate sprue.

 

 

and lastly, a generous soul on Armorama gifted me these two Revolutionary War figures, after I mentioned on a thread of having built one long ago during the bicentennial and would like to have another  go at one, now that I can paint figures halfway decently. Many thanks for the two!

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 11, 2022 8:18 PM

Bill: Cool, nice job on disassembling the kit!

SP: Love those! Looking forward to seeing you get the Sherman and tank crew built. And those Minutemen are awesome. Are that the same figure set you painted back then or a simular set? And interesting that it's Airfix, as a British company they'd be 'bad guys'. Stick out tongue

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Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 12:44 AM

Stik, Glad to see you nabbed yourself the long sought after Sherman. Should be a sharp build with those nice figures. The Revolutionary figures are sweet. A very nice gift indeed.

I recently scored this cool subject on a FB auction win. Pretty excited to get a kit of this Japanese late aircraft.

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 1:50 AM

Joe,

The Ki-83 is a handsome looking aircraft!  I am surprised no one has done a new tool kit of it.  Is the kit the one with the resin bits?

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 1:39 PM

Thanks guys. 

Joe, that Ki-83 looks sweet! I never knew of the type before. Reminds me of the F7F Tigercat. 

Gamera, yeah, that is a bit funny that Airfix produced a Colonial Rebel, but they also made a 1776 British Grenadier as well. I am working on acquiring one of those as well. Airfix tended to make 54mm figures in opposing pairs in that product line. And yes, the Continental soldier figure is the same one that I built back in '76. 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 2:38 PM

Real G

Joe,

The Ki-83 is a handsome looking aircraft!  I am surprised no one has done a new tool kit of it.  Is the kit the one with the resin bits?

 

It is indeed a sharp looking aircraft. Unfortunately it does not come with any resin or PE extras.

"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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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, April 14, 2022 5:25 AM

Good lookin' score Joe. I had an old MPM Arado 196 float plane once and it had ALOT of flash. Was just curious to see if MPM had cleaned up their kits any these days.

                   

 

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  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Thursday, April 14, 2022 7:56 AM

   Three latest models.  Picked up the Meng at LHS.  The F15 will be my first stab at a GWH  kit.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 14, 2022 9:21 AM

Joe: Great score, the Ki-83 was indeed a beautiful aircraft. Of course if it were German it would have been kitted about a dozen times by now. No I'm not bitter. Well, maybe a little...

WpWar: OH WOW! Great scores there. Look like some awesome kits. I've got the Great Wall P-61 but I can't seem to find the time to start on her. Best o' luck!!!

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, April 14, 2022 5:02 PM

Nice looking bird Joe.

Wpwar - nice score.  I have one GWH kit as well (Devastator) so looking forward to your comments

Picked this up on ebay.  I built the British AH.1 Sioux version for Bish's brit build a couple years ago it's a pretty nice little kit.  This will make a nice addition to the H-19 I did in coast guard markings...hmmm do I see a theme here  :hmm: 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 15, 2022 9:47 AM

Ohhhhhhhh cool John!

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

 

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  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Friday, April 15, 2022 3:03 PM

keavdog

Nice looking bird Joe.

Wpwar - nice score.  I have one GWH kit as well (Devastator) so looking forward to your comments

Picked this up on ebay.  I built the British AH.1 Sioux version for Bish's brit build a couple years ago it's a pretty nice little kit.  This will make a nice addition to the H-19 I did in coast guard markings...hmmm do I see a theme here  :hmm: 

 

looking in the stash I discovered I also have that GWH Devastator.  Is it possible to have to large a stash?

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Posted by PFJN2 on Saturday, April 16, 2022 5:57 PM

Today was the Northern Virginia Modelers - Model Classic get together, and I kind of went a bit overboard in picking up some stuff.

Want List

These first two were on my "Want List" for awhile, and although each had been previously started, they both appear to be in good condition, so I am very happy.

These next three were kind of impulse buys.

Impulse

The Scammell and Mark VIc tanks were kits that I have been interested in, but had previously put off on because of price.  So, since they were reasonably priced at the show (and I didn't have to pay any shipping and handling like I would have if I had bought them online) so I picked them up.  And the Universal Carrier seemd like a nice addition for my WWII collection so I addedit too.

Nice Additions

The next group are all 1/72 scale helos or aircraft that kind of just caught my eye.

Misc

And this last one, I'm not really sure what plane it is, but it was so cheap and looked like it could either be a nice kit to either just mess around and practice on or maybe even do a little kitbashing with.

Unknown

Pat Stick out tongue

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, April 16, 2022 6:28 PM

What a haul Pat!   Airliner might be an L1011. Looks like an engine in the tail 

Edit:  I think it's a dc-10

Thanks,

John

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, April 16, 2022 7:19 PM

I'm with you John,

L-1011

Steve

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, April 16, 2022 10:03 PM

Another one off ebay - my first Amodel kit.  Neat little airplane

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by PFJN2 on Sunday, April 17, 2022 3:05 PM

modelcrazy

I'm with you John,

L-1011

 

Hi,

Thanks.  I think you all are right it does look like an L-1011.  I always get the DC-10 and L-1011 mixed up but this one appears to have the exhaust at the rear of the fuselage (instead of above the fuselage) so I think that makes it a Lockheed Stick out tongue

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Sunday, April 17, 2022 5:31 PM

  The shape of the tail is the tell...it is an L-1011. The lead and trail edges are groomed to the lines of the fuselage  where the DC-10 is more angular. Nice haul the same.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, April 17, 2022 6:30 PM

Oh right.  The DC-10 engine is in the fin while the L1011 intake is but the exahust is in the tail.  The windows through me for a bit.  

Man - do that in old school Delta livery

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Sunday, April 17, 2022 9:23 PM

Hi,

It took my awhile, but I finally tracked it down to being a Revell (or Advent Rebox).  At first I thought all the Revell kits had an interior, but I saw on Scalemates that they initially did a version with no interior.  Smile

Thanks for all your help in identifying it.

Pat

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, April 18, 2022 3:31 PM

Wpwar, those are some great fast movers acquisitions! Looks like you have some great projects ahead.

John, you have picked up a couple of nice aircraft as well! That H-13 should be a nice continuation of your Coast Guard birds.

Pat... holy cow! Did you leave anything for anybody else...? Wink Man that is a major haul!

As for my latest, it's not big in size, but it is quite a score in my mind. This came in the mail today. Courtesy of the same generous soul on Armorama.  Now I have the proper opponent to square off with the Continental Soldier figure that I received a bit over a week ago. 

 

 

 

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 Tuesday, April 19, 2022 4:19 PM

Landed today. Two 1/72 scale kits both just £5 each.

Look at the difference in sizes!

The Gee Bee is 2 3/4" long and the Beriev 12 1/2" long!

Remember , common sense is not common.

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