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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 13, 2022 10:10 AM

Real G: Thanks! I know a local sushi chef. I might ask him for advice on how to build the perfect roll. Don't think I'm going to paint it though, the plastic has the kinda shiney translucent look of real rice and fish.

Steve: Good luck with the house and WOW some nice additions there! I've really enjoyed the HobbyBoss and Takom kits I've built but haven't built anything by Border and U Star is totally new to me. I don't build much 1/48th armour so is that most of what they make? Cool RE2000 too, I've got a few Sword kits but haven't built any yet.

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

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, May 13, 2022 10:52 AM

Nice adds there Steve. Those are nice kits. Good luck on the house, but get the hobby room done first, we must have our priorities straight ya know.

Gamera, nice add for the bike. That should be interesting to see built up. You do know she's really a bleach blonde anyway, right?

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"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, May 14, 2022 6:23 PM

Pick up some more kits for the right price. Had to wait for some and that took awile. Not sure why but some of what I'm getting is coming out of Europe rather than from here in the States. Oh well, at least I got them.

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"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, May 14, 2022 8:13 PM

Nice stuff BK. I like that Razor Crest

Well I finally received those Tusk US Pacific Marines. I love these Tusk figures. This set has 9 total figures. These are why I bought the Sherman

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
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, May 15, 2022 7:40 AM

BrandonK

I picked up a few that have recently arrived. Others still on the way. Couldn't pass up 55% off on the Panther and $19 on the Panzer. Been wanting the Enterprise for some time now, finally pulled the trigger. I'm gonna light it and make the radars rotate as well and scratch the hanger bay up. Looking forward to a long build here. The Rex was an idea from one of you who did a kit with their grandson. This thing is solid resin, not hollow and weighs a ton. The decals and whatnot are for a 1/24 BF-109E a dear friend gifted me. This will be a massive bird. Looking forward to building it as well.

BK

 

BK the TxRex is gonna look awesome. Careful though he's so off balance he likes to eat dirt more than baby tritops.

Drop me a line on the Enterprise if you need anything. Did that for 5 months as my stay at home Covid build. Full lighting and hangar bay. Love your idea for the rotating radars. Gonna make that top shelf!

on my end a buddy and I are doing a couple of mano o mano builds. We just picked up the big Trumpy SuperHornet! Mine will be in Digi camo

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!

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, May 15, 2022 4:04 PM

Steve, I really like those figures. May have to pick some up.

Mongoose, thanks for the heads up on the Rex. May have to peg it down. On the Big E I would love any info you have. Planning on a mid 80's era timeframe for the  build. So I need to know what AC it would have had, squadrons, and any ideas where to find tons of pics.

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"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, May 15, 2022 8:11 PM

It's like Christmas in May around here 

I pre-ordered this one months ago.  The glare of the light obscures the 2022.  Yep current year, racing today body style Camaro.  Nice looking kit molded in blue, white, black, gray and clear.  Complete decals so technically you could build this without painting at all and have a decent looking model.  Pretty cool.  I don't watch a lot of NASCAR, but when I do Kyle Larson is my driver.

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Monday, May 16, 2022 12:22 PM

  Hey keavdog, saw a review done on you tube of these new cars, Chase Elliot, to be exact and they look like real fun and stress free kits to build. Now if they produce the 4 Stewart/HAAS or Penske cars my stash will grow.

we're modelers it's what we do

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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, May 16, 2022 10:33 PM

Keavdog you're gonna love that kit. I got to see a whole set Finishedup at the Indianapolis show last month. The vendor showed us all their cool engineering and the way the Precolored bodies and the vinyl wrap decals work together!

BK email me at cvandegr at i cloud as i have tons of stuff. In addition I'm in the middle of writing an ipms mag article on the electronic side of things you can read as well. My build is in MC's American Ships GB.

chris

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
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 8:39 AM

Those are awesome BK! Can't go wrong with classic Tamiya kits!! And thanks, bleach blonde is probably right. Hope the mods don't yell at me but I was thinking if she keeps unzipping that jumpsuit we may find out what colour her original hair is... Stick out tongue

Steve: Ohhhhhh I love those figures! Going to have to check out that brand myself, never heard of them.

 

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

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 10:09 AM

It took me awhile to recall, but the figures I got for my FURY build ar TUSK brand. They are the nicest 1/35 I've seen. I will have to get more picked up.

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"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, May 19, 2022 10:21 PM

BrandonK

It took me awhile to recall, but the figures I got for my FURY build ar TUSK brand. They are the nicest 1/35 I've seen. I will have to get more picked up.

BK

 

Yeah, I just orders a truckload of figures from Aliexpress. Not sure if they're Tusk or not but they sure look nice. I'll post whne they come in.

In the mean time. I've been naughty again, and got a few more kits.

I've gotten behind on my Takom turrets so I'm trying to catch up. This is such a huge box.

I guess I need the Misssouri main and Bismarck secondary now.

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
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Thursday, May 19, 2022 10:50 PM

keavdog

It's like Christmas in May around here 

I pre-ordered this one months ago.  The glare of the light obscures the 2022.  Yep current year, racing today body style Camaro.  Nice looking kit molded in blue, white, black, gray and clear.  Complete decals so technically you could build this without painting at all and have a decent looking model.  Pretty cool.  I don't watch a lot of NASCAR, but when I do Kyle Larson is my driver.

 

 

Saw an ad that Elliot's #9 in Napa livery is also out at mega hobby.  Was tempted, but so far been fighting it.

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, May 19, 2022 11:38 PM

Great stuff Steve - I really like the MIG.  May have to add tha one to the stash.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, May 20, 2022 7:37 AM

Thaks John, it fulfills two stash needs, a MiG 21 and an Eduard kit.

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
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 20, 2022 8:46 AM

Yeah, those are cool Steve. Love the Stuggy Stug Stug STUG!!!

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

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 9:52 AM

Steve, I see you found the Yamato gun set for sale on Spruebros. I almost went for it myself. I want that Stug. I think the Stug is the coolest German armor ever. Not really a tank I've been told, but more an APV apparently. Still very cool kit. I'll have to put that on the wish list.

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"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 10:49 AM

Thanks BK, I just bought the HK 1/48 Lank for SP's lightning sale. Love that bomber and seemed a decent price.

I really need to stop, I have a house to rebuild Tongue Tied

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
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 8:55 PM

Nice batch of purchases Steve. You've got land, sea, and air covered in that batch Wink

Well I’ve been slowly adding to the flyboys section of my stash over the past few weeks, so now it’s time to share…

 

first up, some decals for the Hind in my stash that I had been wondering how to mark

 

 

 

I took a chance and ordered them from Ukraine in early April, and they actually arrived within a few weeks. 

Next up is this gorgeous set for late career USMC Skyhawks. I can make at least two Scooters off this sheet, and possibly might acquire one more, as they have an F in the TPS grays!

 

 

then I picked up this old decal set since I’m feeling the urge to model some Yellow Wings stuff… I haven’t done that since I was a kid

 

 

and lastly this just arrived in todays mail, purchased off eBay for a fine price. It’s the old Hobbycraft molds, which arent bad at all, but it has a fabulous Cartograph decal sheet with about eight markings options.

 

 

That’s all for now ;)

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 10:09 PM

Nice lot there, Stik. I may have to grab those Microscale decals for my Buffalo as the kit is old and the Tamiya decals are a bit....not good. 

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"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 8:27 AM

Thanks Brandon. If you're looking for decals for a pre war USN Buffalo, the options are pretty limited. You can either get this set, or some from Yellow Wings Decals.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 9:54 AM

Stik, I have a few yellow wings already. I was wanting to do it in early war colors, even RAF if needed. I like how the kit looks in camo. I'll ljust keep hunting around.

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"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 8:41 PM

Awesome haul of decals SP!!! 

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

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Thursday, June 2, 2022 3:58 PM

Once again I find I have a few things that I feel I'll never use, so I'll offer them to some lucky person who can.  I recently bought a pack of decals from a local seller which contained 7 sets, four of which I can probably make use of.  The other three... not so much.  They are:

Superscale International - Israeli AF - 1/72 - Mosquito, Mirage, Huey, Spitfire, Mustang

Superscale International - Israeli AF Badges & Kill Markings - 1/48 - A-4, F-4, F-15, C-47, Mirage & Kfir

Repli-Scale - Wing Commander's Aircraft, 4th TFW, 336th TFS - 1/32

Note, the 1/72nd scale Israeli AF decals are slightly yellowed, but not too badly.

If you have any interest, please leave a message here.  PMs are working as intended... not.  Sad

Gary

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 6:04 PM

Nice scores on the decals GAF! You can never have too many, just in case... 

 

So I’ve gotten in a few aircraft kits over the past couple of weeks. A couple off of eBay, and one from consignment at Andy’s Hobby HQ shop

 

First up, an old ESCI Mirage 5 that was the consignment find. 

 

 

then off of eBay, these two, where each one had the seller offer them up at discounted prices

 

 

 

now for me to get an aircraft project finished up this 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 Thursday, June 9, 2022 9:17 AM

Yeah great decal score there Gary! You can never have TOO many decals.

Well yeah I guess you can but at least they don't take up much space.

And great score there SP, esp love the Mirage 5. The ESCI kits I built were pretty darn good. A bit Spartan on detail but they were always well molded with good fit. 

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, June 9, 2022 1:23 PM

Gamera, I'm with you on those 1/48 ESCI aircraft kits. Some are better than others, but I've usually been happy with the end results. And a little add on work in the cockpits does help them quite a bit.

So… two more acquisitions for my flight line. 

 

First up a large scale Yellow Wings beauty….

 

 

and then my first SMER kit, a beautiful little float plane racer…. now the kit itself is quite basic, looking about the same as old Hawk kits from childhood

 

 

 

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 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, June 9, 2022 1:30 PM

Man I love those between the war aircraft of all nationalities.

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
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, June 9, 2022 5:57 PM

modelcrazy

Man I love those between the war aircraft of all nationalities.

 

Me too! You can see signs of the past and or future in so many of the designs. 

 

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, June 9, 2022 6:02 PM

Nice additions there too SP. Love the P-12 and the Macchi! 

Not models but I recently found these at a flea market. Not sure what you call it outside the US, second-hand store anyway. 

Two bucks a piece for these. 

Fifteen bucks for the series, think it's still a pretty good deal. Everything is in like new condition. 

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

 

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