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  • Member since
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Posted by keavdog on Friday, October 14, 2022 2:31 PM

Yeah, I haven't done a Mach 2 kit yet, but I've seen a couple that built up nicely.

Got these direct from TamiyaUSA site.

 

Thanks,

John

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, October 14, 2022 4:33 PM

keavdog

Yeah, I haven't done a Mach 2 kit yet, but I've seen a couple that built up nicely.

Got these direct from TamiyaUSA site.

 

 

Nice 196, definately a kit I want. You may however, regret that Harrier. Easily the worst Harrier made by anyone and certainly Tamiya's worst kit ever. Good luck, that kit sucks.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2023 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 0   

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, October 14, 2022 7:36 PM

Fun Day!

Couple decal sheets.  First Operation Iraqi Freedom era Prowlers

And I'm doing my EC-121 Warning Star in TWA commercial livery.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, October 14, 2022 8:28 PM

BrandonK

 

 
keavdog

Yeah, I haven't done a Mach 2 kit yet, but I've seen a couple that built up nicely.

Got these direct from TamiyaUSA site.

 

 

 

 

Nice 196, definately a kit I want. You may however, regret that Harrier. Easily the worst Harrier made by anyone and certainly Tamiya's worst kit ever. Good luck, that kit sucks.

 

BK

 

Yeah... that Shar is a beast... brace yourself! Lean into it! Wink

 

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: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, October 14, 2022 8:37 PM

stikpusher

 

 
BrandonK

 

 
keavdog

Yeah, I haven't done a Mach 2 kit yet, but I've seen a couple that built up nicely.

Got these direct from TamiyaUSA site.

 

 

 

 

Nice 196, definately a kit I want. You may however, regret that Harrier. Easily the worst Harrier made by anyone and certainly Tamiya's worst kit ever. Good luck, that kit sucks.

 

BK

 

 

 

Yeah... that Shar is a beast... brace yourself! Lean into it! Wink

 

Huh, I built the RAF version of the Harrier back in 1978 or so, and I don't remember it being really bad.  Of course, back then I painted parts while on the runners and didn't use putty!

Try a Starfix kit.  Now THAT is a bad modeling experience!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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    September 2010
Posted by potchip on Friday, October 14, 2022 11:36 PM

Real G

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

 

 

They vary in size a lot and come in same sized boxes, so technically some of the boxes contain very LITTLE resin :) 

 

Gamera

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

 

 

Been looking for those for years and they hardly ever come out of 2nd hand market. Finally found a couple shops with stock at original retail (allegedly friends with Tenbowkissa) so FOMO kicked in and grabbed what's available out of what I wanted. Still has Cerberus and maybe Sphinx on the wanted list. Finally Nutrocker is not lonely. anymore.

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, October 15, 2022 12:04 AM

potchip

They vary in size a lot and come in same sized boxes, so technically some of the boxes contain very LITTLE resin :) 

Ah OK, because I was going to ask if the powered suits were six-packs or something.

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Posted by potchip on Saturday, October 15, 2022 4:56 AM

Mostly 3s, the AFS set is x10.  I didn't realise how big Nutrocker is supposed to be compared to Oscar until I saw how small Oscar in 1/76 is, less than 1/2 length of the Nutrocker. 

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, October 15, 2022 10:28 AM

keavdog

Fun Day!

Couple decal sheets.  First Operation Iraqi Freedom era Prowlers

And I'm doing my EC-121 Warning Star in TWA commercial livery.

 

Oh, I like that Prowler set. Very cool. Another kit I don't have in the stash, DANGIT!!

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2023 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 0   

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Posted by Real G on Saturday, October 15, 2022 3:21 PM

potchip

Mostly 3s, the AFS set is x10.  I didn't realise how big Nutrocker is supposed to be compared to Oscar until I saw how small Oscar in 1/76 is, less than 1/2 length of the Nutrocker. 

 

Be sure to start a WIP thread to let us peek into those boxes!  I have only ever seen them in event reports in Model Graphix and Hobby Japan.

Tinkering around with the SAFS that comes with the old 1/76 Nitto Nutrocker, I have found that adding coiled wire power cables and antennas are doable.

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 9:52 AM

Sniped this up off Ebay from another bidder at the last second. Got it for about 1/3 of what they are going for. It's completed on the sprues are still in the bags. Decals were buried in the instructions and the paper is yellow but the stencils look great. Might actually be able to use them.

BK

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A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2023 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 0   

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 11:22 AM

Ohh awesome score BK! She's going to take some room to display!

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

 

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    October 2021
Posted by PhoenixG on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 10:03 PM

After three months of waiting, the HLJ order appeared on my front door today! 

A smorgasborg of sci-fi fun!

HLJ1

HLJ2

The only problem is already having so many models ahead of them waiting to be built. Big Smile

 

On The Bench:

USS Grissom + Klingon Bird-of-Prey

MB Strange Company Ep. 1

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 20, 2022 10:35 AM

Oh wow Phoenix!!! All of those are cool but I love those two 'walker' tanks!

 

And join the club- it's waaaaaaaay easier to buy than to get something built...

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

 

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, October 20, 2022 1:16 PM

Gamera

Oh wow Phoenix!!! All of those are cool but I love those two 'walker' tanks!

 

And join the club- it's waaaaaaaay easier to buy than to get something built...

 

Well, as we all know, build time and funds are inversely proportional to one another.  When we were small, a $3.00 kit was expensive. But once we started working, a $30 kit was not a big deal.  But now we have no time to build it!  Sad

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, October 20, 2022 4:20 PM

Made my first trip to Andy's Hobby Headquarters since moving to AZ 3 months ago.  Quite a bit of kits and supplies/paints etc.  Lot's of armor, good representation for military planes and a wall of car models.  No airliners :/.  I picked up these two as I've been eyeballing them for months.  I had picked up the Tamiya F-16N aggressor but decided to wait since I have the Hasegawa kit in the stash - just really like that camo on the Tamiya box.

Anyway

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
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Posted by PhoenixG on Thursday, October 20, 2022 10:16 PM

Gamera

Oh wow Phoenix!!! All of those are cool but I love those two 'walker' tanks!

 

And join the club- it's waaaaaaaay easier to buy than to get something built...

 

 
I love those tanks as well.  The German walking tank has 6 sprues dedicated to the legs alone! I guess you can't get away from "bogies" on AFV regardless of the genre.  Stick out tongue
 
I'm trying really hard not to get into acquiring more than I can build.  There is the fear of missing an opportunity to grab an interesting model but I think I can manage that.  :)
 
 
 
 

On The Bench:

USS Grissom + Klingon Bird-of-Prey

MB Strange Company Ep. 1

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Posted by PhoenixG on Thursday, October 20, 2022 10:20 PM

Real G
Well, as we all know, build time and funds are inversely proportional to one another. When we were small, a $3.00 kit was expensive. But once we started working, a $30 kit was not a big deal. But now we have no time to build it!

Too true!  When I didn't have the money I had plenty of time.  I could build them faster than I could afford to get a new one.  Now I can afford more of them but have to fight for the time.

Trying to keep in mind the danger of becoming overwhelmed by having too many choices and of course underwhelmed by a paucity of choices. Everything is a balancing act.  I think I've hit my tipping point and will be focusing more on building than acquiring.  At least for a little while. ;)

On The Bench:

USS Grissom + Klingon Bird-of-Prey

MB Strange Company Ep. 1

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 11:39 AM

Picked this up out of Japan for less than $70 shipped. Couldn't pass it up. Just add it to the pile I'll build someday. Buying at today's prices to build later because I know when I try and buy these kits later they will be far more costly. This is the new tool from 2015 as well.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2023 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 0   

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 27, 2022 10:47 AM

That's awesome BK!!!

Yeah, I keep saying I'm going to build all this stash I've collected when I retire. Guess we'll see. Real G & Phoenix, you're totally correct there- I remember back as a kid when I had lots of time and no money I'd repaint old kits because I didn't have the money to buy new ones. Now I buy kits I don't have any time to build because I have some spare change but no free time.

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

 

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    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Thursday, October 27, 2022 12:05 PM

A month ago I finally found my grail kit. A Takom 1/35 Mk.I Male. It took me almost two years of searching till found one on ebay. 

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It is my birthday in a few days and my wife bought three kits for me. 

 ED997C69-F810-4AFC-912B-BF44FEA2A45D 

 

 
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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, October 27, 2022 12:53 PM

GreySnake, be sure not to use the poly caps included with the Takom kit! A lot of the Chinese kit makers use vinyl instead of polyethylene, which may react with the styrene parts to produce a melted mess.

I had to tear apart my Mk I Female's gun sponsons, because the gun mounts stopped being movable and felt "gummy".  When I looked inside, the pivots had melted!  In addition to having to remake the pivot points, Takom sized their poly caps in an unusual size, so my big baggie of poly caps were unusable.  I resorted to mashing melted polyethylene runners into a hole drilled into a resin scrap block, then drilling an appropriately sized hole in the middle.  Sad

Live and learn.  Avoid my mistake!

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, October 27, 2022 2:24 PM

Nice haul GreySnake.

Found this for a reasonabli-ish price out of Japan.  Very happy to add this one to the stash

Thanks,

John

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, October 27, 2022 2:35 PM

keavdog

Nice haul GreySnake.

Found this for a reasonabli-ish price out of Japan.  Very happy to add this one to the stash

 

Nice, I want one of those too. Very nice score.

Greysnake, that's awesome. Those all look like great kits.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2023 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 0   

                              Tongue Tied

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, October 27, 2022 3:53 PM

John, Brandon, and GS, those are some fine scores you guys have picked up!

I’ve had a few items come in over the past week or two as well....

 

First up, a set of Falcon vacuform canopies for post WWII USAF jets. I needed the one for an F-80 that I bought off of eBay that was missing it’s canopy. Most of the others will come in handy as well.

 

 

Then I picked up these two decal sets secondhand from Squadron, of all places… they’ll work great for some chopper kits I have where I don’t care for the kit decals, or the kit decals suck (Academy… cough cough)

 

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, October 27, 2022 5:36 PM

Nice Crusader,I love those Hasgawa kits from the early 2000's

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  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Friday, October 28, 2022 12:35 PM

Real G

GreySnake, be sure not to use the poly caps included with the Takom kit! A lot of the Chinese kit makers use vinyl instead of polyethylene, which may react with the styrene parts to produce a melted mess.

 

Thank you for letting me know about the poly caps. That is going to save me a lot of time once I start on the kit. I took a look at the poly caps and they feel a little sticky.

 

 
  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Sunday, October 30, 2022 2:49 PM

Wife gave ma a gift card for LHS. Tha Avenger is a bit of a trip down the memory lane as I built in when I was in my early teens, the 1/72 scale. I spent 3 weeks in UK to study English and found a dream shop full of kits and this one was one of quite a few I bough.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, November 4, 2022 1:56 PM

Nice haul Castel - I have an AM avenger in the stash myself.  Big fan of that plane.

Picked this up cheap on ebay.  The seller listed it as incomplete but provided all the sprue shots and it looked to me like someone had started the cockpit and main gear bay.  I went through the kit and it's all there, though some improperly assembled.  Popped it in the freezer and cracked the parts today - good to go!

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    October 2016
  • From: Louisiana Gulf South
Posted by Mrchntmarine on Friday, November 4, 2022 5:25 PM

Picked this up yesterday at LHS while checking out primers. 

 

Keep on building!

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