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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 6:54 PM

Finally, finally, finally!!! I've been waiting for this one for a few years now. Looked and looked and only one or two to be found on Ebay for stupid money. Got an email for Hobbylink the other day with some availability. Snapped it up. Man, I am over the moon to have this one finally. In my opinion it's the best looking Lambo ever made. Huge score.

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

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, September 8, 2022 8:32 AM

Ohhhhhh that's awesome Brandon! Congrads! Nothing like finally finding something you've been looking for years at a decent price.

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

 

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    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Thursday, September 8, 2022 10:47 AM

Beautiful car!  Congrats on obtaining one of your "Holy Grail" kits.

tjs

TJS

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, September 8, 2022 11:47 AM

Gamera

Those are all awesome guys!!! Esp love the Clampetts truck Greg! 

 

Ha! Thanks, Cliff!

BrandonK
Finally, finally, finally!!! I've been waiting for this one for a few years now. Looked and looked and only one or two to be found on Ebay for stupid money. Got an email for Hobbylink the other day with some availability. Snapped it up. Man, I am over the moon to have this one finally. In my opinion it's the best looking Lambo ever made. Huge score.

Cool! As Gammy just said, it's always great fun to get a long-wanted kit. Something about the vintage ones that are even more special, to me, anyway.

-Greg

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, September 8, 2022 3:05 PM

You're on a roll BK!  That is a very nice looking Lambo.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    January 2022
Posted by Project510 on Thursday, September 8, 2022 6:01 PM

Just came in the mail today. An early purchase, for what I am hoping will be a 2023 F1 Group build since I missed this year.

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- James

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  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, September 8, 2022 6:20 PM

Project510

Just came in the mail today. An early purchase, for what I am hoping will be a 2023 F1 Group build since I missed this year.

 

Presuming this is a nice at the 1979 version, I think you're going to love this kit.

-Greg

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, September 8, 2022 6:46 PM

Very nice James!  I'll definitely have to do one next year again.  I've got four Ebbro F1 kits in the stash.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, September 8, 2022 7:07 PM

keavdog
I'll definitely have to do one next year again. I've got four Ebbro F1 kits in the stash.

YesYes

-Greg

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, September 8, 2022 8:14 PM

Can't pass up a Sprue Brothers sale.

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 2022
Posted by Project510 on Thursday, September 8, 2022 10:04 PM

Greg
Project510

Just came in the mail today. An early purchase, for what I am hoping will be a 2023 F1 Group build since I missed this year.

Presuming this is a nice at the 1979 version, I think you're going to love this kit.

 

 
Yea 78 season I believe. Last American to win a championship, with a Ford mtoor no less.. It was this or the Mclaren Mp4? Mp5? The last Honda engine to win prior to Verstappen. Maybe that will be my 2024 GB car! 
 

keavdog

Very nice James!  I'll definitely have to do one next year again.  I've got four Ebbro F1 kits in the stash.

 

 
Let's goooo!

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- James

WIP:

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, September 9, 2022 9:23 AM

James, nice Lotus. Love the look and scheme. Gonna be very cool.

Steve, nice score. Those two are 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"

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

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, September 9, 2022 12:23 PM

That Tamiya Lotus is what got me looking at F1 models.  It is a beautiful design with an equally beautiful paint scheme.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    January 2022
Posted by Project510 on Friday, September 9, 2022 6:53 PM

BrandonK

James, nice Lotus. Love the look and scheme. Gonna be very cool.

Steve, nice score. Those two are super cool.

BK

Real G

That Tamiya Lotus is what got me looking at F1 models.  It is a beautiful design with an equally beautiful paint scheme.

 

 
Its a nice looking kit. Will be my first ever F1 build.

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- James

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  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, September 15, 2022 4:23 PM

Very nice scores from Sprue Brothers Steve! Gotta love the Thud, and the Merk is nice too!

So it’s been a bit since I posted an update on latest acquisitions…. I’ve been nickel and diming it here and there, plus a couple of lucky finds…

For my 1/48 aircraft I stumbled upon this F-5F the other day at a local shop for a great price (far lower than any of the eBay scalpers were asking), so I snatched it up ASAP.

 

 

then at IPMS last week, a fellow chapter member was selling off this kit for cheap, and who am I to say no to a bargain. I also successfully haggled for a lower price on this Microscale decal set off the E, since I didn’t care for the kit markings…

 

 

Then I  picked up this Verlinden transfer set to get the markings I want for a future project, as again I didn’t want the kit decals. Alongside are some F-86D decals obtained in trade for a different project of mine. Thanks John Eaton for answering my “looking for” plea.

 

 

a second thank you to him for  graciously sweetening the deal by throwing in this P-40 that he apparently bought in bulk

 

 

and my ground forces were not neglected either…. firstly with the recent announcement that Archer was closing up shop, I decided to pick up some of their marking sets I need for few different projects. It’s now or never…

 

 

finally, at IPMS I had won a couple of gift certificates to Andy’s Hobby HQ from monthly chapter contests. Yesterday I went and came home with this baby… along with some mundane supplies that are really not worth taking a photo of but used up the rest of my certificates amount.

 

 

Now to build some of 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
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, September 15, 2022 6:15 PM

A box dropped today at my office:

The Madox-01 is from "Metalskin Panic", which is one of my favorite Japanese original video animation (OVA) releases.  The Sanger antipodal bomber feeds my Luftwaffe 1946 needs, while the kit of the Japanese building is none other than the famous Radio Kaikan Building in Akihabara, Tokyo - nerd (otaku) central of Japan.  The German observation balloon is for a more responsible friend who nevertheless has equally esoteric tastes in models.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 16, 2022 9:21 AM

Great additons guys!

SP: Sad to see Archer go. I'm intending on picking up a load of stuff this weekend.

G: You always have cool stuff. Love the Madox-1, don't know anything about the OVA but that's a cool looking mech.

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2022
Posted by Project510 on Friday, September 16, 2022 10:07 AM

Real G

A box dropped today at my office:

The Madox-01 is from "Metalskin Panic", which is one of my favorite Japanese original video animation (OVA) releases.  The Sanger antipodal bomber feeds my Luftwaffe 1946 needs, while the kit of the Japanese building is none other than the famous Radio Kaikan Building in Akihabara, Tokyo - nerd (otaku) central of Japan.  The German observation balloon is for a more responsible friend who nevertheless has equally esoteric tastes in models.

 

 
Buildings in Japan GB haha Lets gooooo

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- James

WIP:

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, September 16, 2022 1:09 PM

Project510

 

 
Real G

A box dropped today at my office:

The Madox-01 is from "Metalskin Panic", which is one of my favorite Japanese original video animation (OVA) releases.  The Sanger antipodal bomber feeds my Luftwaffe 1946 needs, while the kit of the Japanese building is none other than the famous Radio Kaikan Building in Akihabara, Tokyo - nerd (otaku) central of Japan.  The German observation balloon is for a more responsible friend who nevertheless has equally esoteric tastes in models.

 

 

 
Buildings in Japan GB haha Lets gooooo
 

Well, there are a bunch of castle and temple kits that are readily available, as well as Tokyo Tower and its successor Tokyo Skytree.  And I think the "Geocraper" kits represent small chunks of Japanese cities.  The Radio Kaikan Building is unique as it is so far the only nerd culture meme subject.  Although Tokyo Tower will be forever associated with the Japanese monster movies. 

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, September 16, 2022 1:32 PM

Gamera,

Metal Skin Panic is a classcal Japanese mecha-anime story:

Boy (Koji) meets girl.  Girl goes abroad to college.  Boy meets mecha (which literally falls into his posession).  Girl returns and wants to meet at a high rise buiding.  Boy goes on joy ride in said mecha, inadvertently destroying a bath house, a street punk's car, and a convenience store.  Meanwhile, the army thinks a terrorist has stolen the Madox suit, so an overzealous Lt Kilgore takes to the streets of Tokyo in the Tarantula, a mini one-man tank that can climb stairs(!).  The lieutanant has a score to settle with the Madox, which bested him in an eariler demonstration fight, so he is only interested in destroying the suit.  In hot pursuit of Lt Kilgore and the Madox, Ellie (the development pilot of the Madox) takes the protoype suit Hammerhead in the hopes of stopping the two and averting massive civillian casualties.  Ellie finds the Madox first, but the lieutenant has ordered his men to open fire, damaging the Hammerhead.  It's now up to the Madox and Koji to defeat Kilgore in a high rise denoument.  Will Koji survive?  Can he defeat Kilgore and the Tarantula?  Will he make it out of his predicament so that he can meet his girl on time?

Watch the video.  It's worth it.  Silly 1980s mecha-action at its finest.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, September 16, 2022 4:59 PM

Whoever designed the parseval siegfried had a sense of humor Stick out tongue

Thanks,

John

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 16, 2022 7:00 PM

Thanks G! It sounds cool! 

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

 

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, September 16, 2022 7:16 PM

keavdog

Whoever designed the parseval siegfried had a sense of humor Stick out tongue

 

The box art? A very proud individual Wink

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, September 16, 2022 8:02 PM

stikpusher

 

 
keavdog

Whoever designed the parseval siegfried had a sense of humor Stick out tongue

 

 

 

The box art? A very proud individual Wink

 

As Beavis would say "Boiiiiiiiiinnnngggg!  Heh-heh-m-heh-heh."

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Saturday, September 17, 2022 7:25 AM

   Thanks....now I can't unsee it LOLConfused

we're modelers it's what we do

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, September 22, 2022 1:11 AM

Went to Supercon this last weekend and came away with just a couple kits.

Also brough back second and third. 

Raffle winnings,

And what I bought

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/

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    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, September 22, 2022 12:03 PM

OMG Steve, you went...Model Crazy.  Indifferent  That is one huge haul!  And congratulatons on your two contest wins! YesYes

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Thursday, September 22, 2022 12:23 PM

  Great awards, HUGE HAUL AND A GIRLFRIEND WHO BUILDS!!!Smile DAAAANNNNGGG. Way to go MC.

we're modelers it's what we do

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    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, September 22, 2022 12:48 PM

And since Steve got the Nautilus from "Nadia", he needs this:

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, September 22, 2022 2:07 PM

Yeah, I was going to ask you bout the Nautilus. It says some outrageous speed under water and another outrageous speed surface. The range is in lightyear's Confused. So question G, if it stays on the water and underwater then what's the deal with the lightyear distances? Does it go in space? And if so, why water?

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/

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