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  • Member since
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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, July 7, 2022 12:59 AM

Great stuff Ben!  4 for 4 on subjects I want.  Rather have 1/48 on the planes but right on the subjects!

Thanks,

John

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    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Sunday, July 10, 2022 5:02 PM

A couple more came in over the weekend:

The Kingfisher is a third copy of this kit, second of this actual boxing.  The previous two are currently on my bench.  For some reason, I decided that since I'd never done a land-based version and already had these first two going as sea-based OS2U's, well, eBay is always there.  The P-47 needed to come to me since my 1/32 ancient Revell Thunderbolt build did not turn out satisfactorily.

 
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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Sunday, July 10, 2022 5:38 PM

Aggieman, that Kingfisher box art sure brings back some good memries.  I still think that the box art from the 1960s were some of the best ever.  Looking forward seeing your build of this aircraft.

tjs

TJS

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, July 11, 2022 8:46 PM

WOW, that's some primo stuff guys!!! Heart

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

 

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 4:54 AM

I have been pretty busy with strays following me Home. Here is just some of them.....Cheers mark

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 11:54 AM

Excellent stash additions!  It's so kind of you to give these " Model Strays" a home!  An elderly modeling friend gave me the "Bengal Lancer" kit so I'm anxioius to see you build that kit some day.

tjs

TJS

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    March 2009
  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:44 AM

MR TOM SCHRY

Excellent stash additions!  It's so kind of you to give these " Model Strays" a home!  An elderly modeling friend gave me the "Bengal Lancer" kit so I'm anxioius to see you build that kit some day.

tjs

 

 

Thanks Tom. I am seriously considering building it soon.....Cheers mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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Posted by knox on Friday, July 15, 2022 10:10 AM

Received from Sprue Brothers yesterday.  I will probably start it today or tomorrow.   

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, July 15, 2022 1:14 PM

Nice!  I didn't know it was available yet.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by knox on Friday, July 15, 2022 1:52 PM

keavdog

Nice!  I didn't know it was available yet.

 

i didn’t either.  I received a post from SB that they had some in, so I ordered one right then. The next day they were out of stock. 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, July 15, 2022 3:02 PM

SurfsUp: Awesome! Love those Airfix figures!

Knox: Niiicccccccceeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!! I think you're going to love it. I'm building the P-38G kit and it's fantastic. Amazing fit and detail. The only issue I have is that you have to attach some of the landing gear parts before sealing up the booms and I ended up breaking them while masking the underside. There's probably some way to attach them later- I want the same kit you bought- and I'm going to look into doing that way on it.

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

 

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:16 AM

knox

Received from Sprue Brothers yesterday.  I will probably start it today or tomorrow.   

 

I really want this kit, but I don't like the price. Great score, looking forward to seeing it.

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:

1/12 Bandai Mandolorian

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

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    February 2011
Posted by knox on Saturday, July 16, 2022 6:21 PM

Gamera,  thanks for the heads-up.  I’m looking forward to the build. 

 

BK,  it is pricey, but i’m used to buying games-workshop products, so it doesn’t feel as bad as it should. ☺️

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:25 PM

knox

Received from Sprue Brothers yesterday.  I will probably start it today or tomorrow.   

 

Outstanding Knox!! Mine arrived yesterday via Kitlinx.

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Posted by knox on Sunday, July 17, 2022 9:37 AM

Joe Rix,  check out the decal of Marge’s picture.  I know most modelers consider Tamiya decals sub par, but they may have just raised the bar on nose art decal renditions. 

                    knox 

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, July 17, 2022 11:47 AM

knox

Joe Rix,  check out the decal of Marge’s picture.  I know most modelers consider Tamiya decals sub par, but they may have just raised the bar on nose art decal renditions. 

                    knox 

 

No doubt! That is one of the first things I checked out when I opened the box. Absolutely stunning decal. Leave it to Tamiya to continually raise the bar on quality modeling.

"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
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Sunday, July 17, 2022 1:38 PM

Guys, don't keep us in suspense - show us some pics of Marge's decal!  I recall the real thing looked like a photo.

And since I'm niele, any ideas how Tamiya did it?  Is it a separate decal?  Is it offset litho printed?  Or is it some new unheard of Tamiya black magic printing process?

Niele (nee-el-lay) - That's the Hawaiian Word of the Day.  Nosy.  Being a gossip.  Big Smile

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:06 PM

Real G

Guys, don't keep us in suspense - show us some pics of Marge's decal!  I recall the real thing looked like a photo.

And since I'm niele, any ideas how Tamiya did it?  Is it a separate decal?  Is it offset litho printed?  Or is it some new unheard of Tamiya black magic printing process?

Niele (nee-el-lay) - That's the Hawaiian Word of the Day.  Nosy.  Being a gossip.  Big Smile

 

Happy to accomodate ya. Not savy with exactly how they pulled off such voodoo. Although the close up reveals some interesting features.

  

"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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    January 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:29 PM

Hi,

I was in Frederick MD the other day and stopped by a store I hadn't been to before, and ended up maing a couple impulse buys.

Pat

HP42

Dove

PS. Sorry that the 2nd image is kind of fuzzy

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:42 PM

Sitting here chatting up the new Tamiya P-38J made me realize how long it had been since I had posted on her..at all!! I have certainly been distracted by life events but, man, it's been well over a month. I regret that I have not acknowledged all the mind blowing additions everyone has added. Took me a while to go back and take it all in. Wonderful, wonderful stuff everyone.

And, yes, I have picked up some real gems since my last update.

Starting with a couple new releases that I have been waiting patiently for. Of course the new P-38J:

But, this is one that arrived finally a couple of weeks ago. Been dying to get this and it looks amazing:

Recently I got to travel over to Grand Junction, Co. to drop off and pick up my wife at the airport and, as such, I took the opportunity to pay a long over due visit to the LHS. Good to see friendly faces after a long hiatus. Picked these up while I was there.

Forgot that I had ordered these from overseas back in Feb. Finally arrived a few weeks ago. Handy little sanding sticks.

And now a few kits I snagged via ebay or FB auctions:

Good to be all caught up. I hope evryone is well and I look forward to see what keeps rollinging in. 

Cheers all, Joe

"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
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Sunday, July 17, 2022 10:05 PM

Joe,

Marge's decal looks like it's offset litho printed.  The only other way I have seen are the ones that are made using an Alps or similar printer.  No matter, the kit should be 100% quality.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, July 17, 2022 10:36 PM

Looks like Christmas in July for you Joe. Nice haul!

 

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  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, July 18, 2022 7:57 PM

Yeah that's what I was thinking, Christmas in July Joe!!!

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, July 22, 2022 12:00 AM

Some new acquisitions for my flyers. First up I picked up these PE rigging sets for my recent Yellow Wings kits- a set for the P-26, and a generic set that will work on the P-6E

 

 

Then I picked up this kit, that I had been wanting for some time, but waited too long to get when they were in the shops

 

 

With some of the extra parts on this D, and some resin seats in my spares bin, I can now backdate the older D that I have in my stash into a TARPS B variant. Now I need to score some B decals.

 

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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    April 2019
  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Friday, July 22, 2022 11:09 AM

Nice F-14 there! 

I got an F-5F Agressor from a local antique shop at 50% off! 

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, July 22, 2022 2:28 PM

Thanks John. That F-5F looks like a great score too! 

 

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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  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Monday, July 25, 2022 8:00 AM

Got myself a couple of Japanese warbirds in recent days:

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, July 25, 2022 8:11 AM

Excellent choices Aggie. Should make for some wonderful building fun.

Stik: Like the venerable Tomcat. Those rigging wires should be a nice addition.

John: The F-5F sure is nice find at a sweet $$

 

"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 Monday, July 25, 2022 8:36 AM

There is so much stuff I missed. Such cool acquisitions.

Joe, I love the Cr.42. My favorite bipe.

I have a few comming and some....a lot actually, that I haven't posted.

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 Monday, July 25, 2022 5:49 PM

Got another delivery today to complete the family.

A nice set of non-identical triplets.

 
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