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Our Latest Acquisitions 2017-2023

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  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, October 6, 2022 12:09 PM

Gamera

Congrads Greg!!!

As a non-collector I don't really have an opinion. But some people will buy two, one to keep in the un-opened perfect state and the second to open and build.

 

Thanks, Cliff!

I'd thought about that. This kit seems to be hard to find, and though the price seemed reasonable to me, a sane person probably wouldn't think so, so a second kit isn't easy or cheap. Stick out tongue

-Greg

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, October 6, 2022 12:49 PM

Rip it open and build it Greg!  I did that kit and a few others seen in this old pic

And if they ever release Badman I'm all over it

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, October 6, 2022 3:09 PM

My Latest Acquisition?

           Well, lets see, I was sitting here reading all my E-Mails this A.M.. it was about five Thirty A.M. Of All things My Doorbell rings, waking up the late sleepers and all the Dogs. What a Cacophony! Well, Nuttin! Okay everyone settles down and here I am sitting correcting a book's first draft for a friend. Editing too!

         The bell rings again. Well, only one person is still sleeping. Didn't seem to disturb them. What am I greeted by. A friend from down the street. He had thought about a question I had asked about a week ago about trading something in Models. He does them and Trains too! I have a 1/200 Arizona up for trade. Well, he said no Deal! here! And handed me a lightly started 1/350 Tamiya U.S.S. Missouri. A kit I just haven't been able to afford no matter what!

         Now it had the whole gamut of extra parts(P.E. and such, No Wood decks though)(For which I am double thankful(I just don't like them!) I would've been suoer appreciative even if they were includedI My Gosh. That kit ain't cheap! I am certainly going to enjoy this! The modeling Community is one of the Best things to happen to the World, for sure!!

 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, October 6, 2022 3:42 PM

Well,this one is on Omni Yomni and his Skyhawk,I built one in the past and it is a nice little kit

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, October 6, 2022 4:49 PM

Omni, Aggie, Tony, Drums, Real G, you guys have been grabbing some great kits!   Of course some of you seem to be finding more at once than others.... Wink

These came in the mail yesterday. I had ordered this decal set for my F-14D kit that I will be converting to an F-14B, I just needed the markings to get the last items needed.

 

 

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, October 7, 2022 7:22 AM

Tojo72

Well,this one is on Omni Yomni and his Skyhawk,I built one in the past and it is a nice little kit

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The long, skinny landing gear remind me of the little sandpipers that run away from the waves on the beach, with thier spindly legs.

-Greg

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, October 7, 2022 7:32 AM

keavdog
Rip it open and build it Greg!

That may just be the best advice, and I might be leaning in that direction.

keavdog
I did that kit and a few others seen in this old pic And if they ever release Badman I'm all over it

RE the pic, I see the Paddy Wagon, Red Baron and Beer Wagon. Have to look up the other one. I recieved an email from Tom Daniel, he stated that Atlantis now owns a lot of the old Monogram/Revell tooling. Maybe one day Badman will re-release.

(not sure why pic wasn't included in the quote above. Another odd site quirk, maybe?)

-Greg

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, October 7, 2022 9:31 AM

Been on the hunt for one of these for some time now. They are pretty easy to find but the prices people want are nuts. This one turned up on Ebay for less than $50 so I nabbed it. He had cut the price because its missing the pitot tube. I think I can handle that. I also ordered the PE exhaust nozzles and exterior detail kit. I know this kit is known to be a bit of a pig, but it's the only game in town.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2023 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 0   

                              Tongue Tied

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, October 7, 2022 11:12 AM

BrandonK

Been on the hunt for one of these for some time now. They are pretty easy to find but the prices people want are nuts. This one turned up on Ebay for less than $50 so I nabbed it. He had cut the price because its missing the pitot tube. I think I can handle that. I also ordered the PE exhaust nozzles and exterior detail kit. I know this kit is known to be a bit of a pig, but it's the only game in town.

BK

 

I think it strange that no aftermarket decal exists for this kit, as AMT decals are not the greatest, and the kit is missing a ton of data stencils.  And Eduard has steered clear of this kit as well as the XB-35/YB-49.

Still, the XB-70 is a magnificent beast.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, October 7, 2022 12:32 PM

Real G

 

 
BrandonK

Been on the hunt for one of these for some time now. They are pretty easy to find but the prices people want are nuts. This one turned up on Ebay for less than $50 so I nabbed it. He had cut the price because its missing the pitot tube. I think I can handle that. I also ordered the PE exhaust nozzles and exterior detail kit. I know this kit is known to be a bit of a pig, but it's the only game in town.

BK

 

 

 

I think it strange that no aftermarket decal exists for this kit, as AMT decals are not the greatest, and the kit is missing a ton of data stencils.  And Eduard has steered clear of this kit as well as the XB-35/YB-49.

Still, the XB-70 is a magnificent beast.

 

I have pics of the only one left. I was able to stand under it at the Wright Patterson AFB in the late 80's. It is huge. It stands so tall off the ground and the intakes are massive. She is a very cool bird indeed.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2023 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 0   

                              Tongue Tied

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, October 7, 2022 12:52 PM

BrandonK

 

I have pics of the only one left. I was able to stand under it at the Wright Patterson AFB in the late 80's. It is huge. It stands so tall off the ground and the intakes are massive. She is a very cool bird indeed.

 

BK

 

Yeah, standing under the nose and looking into that gaping maw of an intake made me gasp like a little kid seeing a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton for the first time.  When I saw her around 2007, her skin looked like a house that was painted over several times

I understand that the X-Planes have been moved into the museum proper, and thus no more poking around close around and under the planes.  Crying  

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Friday, October 7, 2022 4:31 PM

Well done Greg, hope it goes together well. I've not seen one for sale in the UK. 

Remember , common sense is not common.

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, October 7, 2022 6:09 PM

Nice score BK.  I hope that one goes on top of the pile - love to see a build thread on that.

Picked up a couple ebay buys.  I can build this cannon here :) without all my gear from storage

Been wanting this for a while - bought it on ebay and then saw Italeri is re-releasing with cool SAR markings.  Got a good price so there you go.  Big fan of these local commuter lines.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    September 2022
  • From: South Carolina
Posted by Omni Yomni on Friday, October 7, 2022 6:28 PM

BrandonK

Been on the hunt for one of these for some time now. They are pretty easy to find but the prices people want are nuts. This one turned up on Ebay for less than $50 so I nabbed it. He had cut the price because its missing the pitot tube. I think I can handle that. I also ordered the PE exhaust nozzles and exterior detail kit. I know this kit is known to be a bit of a pig, but it's the only game in town.

BK

 

Interested to see how this one goes. Yeah, given the age and the fact this is AMT, you probably got your work cut out for you. But some things are worth the effort. Hope your AM goodies help it out. 

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, October 8, 2022 6:06 PM

One more.  BPK (Big Plane Kits) 1/144 Bombardier crj900.  This is my first BPK kit and it looks like a nice kit.  Fine molds, little flash, PE fret but no locating pins.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    September 2022
  • From: South Carolina
Posted by Omni Yomni on Saturday, October 8, 2022 11:49 PM

Tanker-Builder

My Latest Acquisition?

           Well, lets see, I was sitting here reading all my E-Mails this A.M.. it was about five Thirty A.M. Of All things My Doorbell rings, waking up the late sleepers and all the Dogs. What a Cacophony! Well, Nuttin! Okay everyone settles down and here I am sitting correcting a book's first draft for a friend. Editing too!

         The bell rings again. Well, only one person is still sleeping. Didn't seem to disturb them. What am I greeted by. A friend from down the street. He had thought about a question I had asked about a week ago about trading something in Models. He does them and Trains too! I have a 1/200 Arizona up for trade. Well, he said no Deal! here! And handed me a lightly started 1/350 Tamiya U.S.S. Missouri. A kit I just haven't been able to afford no matter what!

         Now it had the whole gamut of extra parts(P.E. and such, No Wood decks though)(For which I am double thankful(I just don't like them!) I would've been suoer appreciative even if they were includedI My Gosh. That kit ain't cheap! I am certainly going to enjoy this! The modeling Community is one of the Best things to happen to the World, for sure!!

 

 

Now that is a piece of luck!

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 10:17 PM

been buying a few over the last monthor so .

the golden hind

hms prince

the royal sovereign

the wasa

imai's couronne

one by zvezda

hasegawa 1/350 akagi

last but not least , monograms 1/200 yamato

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 8:37 AM

Purchased from a fellow modeler, on my trying to find a meyers manx kit in the UK. My purchase after discussion included the Subaru and the Corvette needing tyres!

 

During the Manx build I'm taking templates for a scratchbuilt  beach buggy project.  

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 9:50 AM

I wasn't planning on building any heavy cruisers, but given the history of this ship and the price drop I got a great deal. Looking forward to building this one.

I also was on the lookout for a Bismark, but not the $90 price range so I waited. I found a guy on Ebay that had one below everyone else, plus 20% coupon and $5 shipping. SOLD!! Mangaged to get it for $70, not bad.

And finally, I managed to score this one out of Spain for $28 shipped. Not bad. Been looking for a cheap Blackhawk, now I've got one.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2023 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 0   

                              Tongue Tied

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 1:56 PM

When it rains, it pours:

The kit includes 3-D printed instrument panels and seat details.  This will be my first time using this new product.

The plastic parts are typical modern limited run, which means trim, test fit, and be prepared to make adjustments.  There are lots of ejector pin towers that will need to be removed.  Still, I'm thrilled to have an injection molded SR.A/1.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 5:12 PM

Wow Steve, some nice ships there.

Good price on that Bismarck. I didn't take you for a 200 Yamato guy Huh? like that 60 as well.

Like that Sanders G

I have a few more to show once the HLJ order comes in. I kinda enjoyed the 20% off the Edward stuf from Sprue Brothers. 

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
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 7:30 PM

Nice additions guys!!! 

Steve: WOW whatta haul!!! 

G: Now that's interesting! I remember those from a book I had as a kid. Was it the only jet-powered flying boat ever?

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

 

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 7:37 PM

There was the sea dart. Wouldn't call it a boat but it was a jet powered sea plane. They have one at the San Diego aerospace museum

 

Fixed pic

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 7:52 PM

keavdog

There was the sea dart. Wouldn't call it a boat but it was a jet powered sea plane. They have one at the San Diego aerospace museum on in

 http://www.militaryaircrafthistorian.com/images/xSeaDartSanDiego.jpg.pagespeed.ic.dKdXEukLZT.jpg

 

That's another one I am patiently waiting for.  I'd love ClearProp! to to a 1/48 kit, but I'd settle for a decent 1/72 from MPM/Special Hobby/Xtrakit.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 7:57 PM

keavdog

There was the sea dart. Wouldn't call it a boat but it was a jet powered sea plane. They have one at the San Diego aerospace museum on in

 http://www.militaryaircrafthistorian.com/images/xSeaDartSanDiego.jpg.pagespeed.ic.dKdXEukLZT.jpg

 

Yeah the Sea Dart, I forgot about that one! Thanks!!! 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 8:59 PM

Mach 2 has a 1/72 Sea Dart

Thanks,

John

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    September 2010
Posted by potchip on Thursday, October 13, 2022 10:23 PM

I gobbled up what I could..

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    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, October 13, 2022 11:59 PM

Potchip, you are the MaK King!  Indifferent  That's a LOT of resin.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 14, 2022 8:21 AM

Yeah WHOA Potchip you hit the MA.K jackpot!!! That's friggin' epic!!!!

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, October 14, 2022 12:18 PM

keavdog

Mach 2 has a 1/72 Sea Dart

Yeah, Mach Poo.  Kinda like "Combat Models - A warning more than a brand".  Indifferent

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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