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  • Member since
    August 2004
  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Sunday, November 6, 2022 1:00 PM

This little gem arrived Friday.

Im about a third of the way through it already and am pleasantly

surprised at the detail and easy of assembly. It's a very delicate little

thing and requires a gentle touch, but otherwise is a fun little kit.

I hope my paint job can do it justice.

Cary

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, November 7, 2022 5:19 PM

I've been tempted by some of those ICM vehicles.  Pics if you can please.

Last of what I had on order came in from Hannants and the Czech republic.  I'll be converting this to a Marine KC-130J Harvest Hawk from VMGR-352 the Raiders out of Miramar (as part of my aircraft of miramar theme).  The resin from Brengun looks great and I was happy to see that the kit from the 'used' section of Hannants was all sealed in factory bags in the box and comes with a beautiful 47 walkaround booklet from Italeri.  On the shelf it goes  Stick out tongue

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 7, 2022 10:15 PM

Oh wow cool stuff guys! Esp Mrchantmarine, Cary, and John- love that oddball stuff! 

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 2:08 PM

Nice score John!


C-130 sitting on the strip

64 troopers on a one way trip... Wink

 

So I’ve got a few new additions for my stash…. and bench toolbox

Last week, I found this on eBay for a really good price ($12). Yeah I know that there is a new tool kit out (which is way out of my price range) and this one has a beast of a reputation buildwise… but after reading reviews of the new F-82 kit, and knowing that I can handle old beast kits I jumped on it. Plus it came with some resin & PE to help out and sweeten the deal.

 

 

I’m gonna be converting it to a Korean War F-82G, so now I need to order a radar pod and set of decals, which when totaled together still will cost less than 1/2 of what the new kit costs… 

 

Then at Modelzona this past Saturday I found this old gem, again for a fraction of what the online guys are usually asking. I built one long ago and know how decent of a kit that it is. I already have several options in AM decals for this one in my collection, so I’m not worried there.

 

 

For my 1/35 motor pools I picked up these two at Modelzona…

 

 

 

And lastly I picked up some build supplies

 

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 5:56 PM

Nice haul Stik!

Lawdog made me do this

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 5:33 PM

Great haul SP and looks awesome John! 

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 5:36 PM

Bought this as a present for my birthday two months ago and never got around to posting it. Have about a dozen M4s but this is my first M3...

Am currently building the older model of the P-38 from Tamiya and loving it. So when I saw this at the local hobby shop picked it up as an early Christmas present for myself and to give the hobby shop a little help.

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 5:39 PM

Bought a couple large figures but haven't photographed them. I did pick up this figure of an elf from the anime 'Record of the Lodoss War' I'm painting as a Christmas present for a friend. Sorry, already started painting her- I need to move to have her done for Christmas...

The base- sorry about the clutter in the background...

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 6:03 PM

Nice.  We should do a lightning GB with all the new Tamiya kit purchases.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 7:36 PM

John & Gamera, nice scores!

I really like the M3 Lee. Not a great tank, but it did the job when needed. And it sure has a unique imposing look.

John, I hear ya about Lawdog's Henschel. After seeing his, it makes me want to finish my long sidelined ESCI kit of that bird.

 

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 Monday, November 14, 2022 7:11 PM

This came in this morning:

Giant Robo is from a modern (and animated) take on the old live-actionTV show of the same name.  You might know it as "Johnnny Sokko and His Flying Robot".  This version of GR was designed by one of my favorite mecha designers, Makoto Kobayashi, master of freakish Gundams that look more like fungus or vegetables!  Stick out tongue  Full disclosure - I never watched the OVA series, but I have always liked the hulking design.

The injection plastic, snap-fit kit is by the Good Smile Company, makers of ecclectic kits like the Aliens Powerloader and the Madox-01.  Scale is not stated, but as if to emphasise the name of the mecha, Giant Robo stands a whopping 9.5" tall.  To put this into perspective, a typical 1/144 Gundam is around 5", while the larger 1/100 Gundams average 7".  Only the 1/60 Perfect Grade Gundams at 12" beat out GR in height, but certainly not girth!

Trivia time:  Makoto Kobayashi designed the face to resemble Arnold Schwarzenegger!  Surprise

 

 

Gamera, I look forward to seeing your figure painted up!  I got in a figure of Deedlit from the same anime and definitely want to crib some pointers on girlie figure painting, something that I have not really dabbled in.  GR also comes with a 1/20 Ginrei in her classical gun firng pose.

 

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 9:10 AM

Real G,

That is awesome! When I was kid, I loved that show. 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 9:13 AM

Gentlemen,

Some very nice scores! I like the idea of a Lightining GB...

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 9:27 AM

Real G

This came in this morning:

Giant Robo is from a modern (and animated) take on the old live-actionTV show of the same name.  You might know it as "Johnnny Sokko and His Flying Robot".  This version of GR was designed by one of my favorite mecha designers, Makoto Kobayashi, master of freakish Gundams that look more like fungus or vegetables!  Stick out tongue  Full disclosure - I never watched the OVA series, but I have always liked the hulking design.

The injection plastic, snap-fit kit is by the Good Smile Company, makers of ecclectic kits like the Aliens Powerloader and the Madox-01.  Scale is not stated, but as if to emphasise the name of the mecha, Giant Robo stands a whopping 9.5" tall.  To put this into perspective, a typical 1/144 Gundam is around 5", while the larger 1/100 Gundams average 7".  Only the 1/60 Perfect Grade Gundams at 12" beat out GR in height, but certainly not girth!

Trivia time:  Makoto Kobayashi designed the face to resemble Arnold Schwarzenegger!  Surprise

 

 

Gamera, I look forward to seeing your figure painted up!  I got in a figure of Deedlit from the same anime and definitely want to crib some pointers on girlie figure painting, something that I have not really dabbled in.  GR also comes with a 1/20 Ginrei in her classical gun firng pose.

 

 

Ok, that's pretty cool. Yes

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
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 1:00 PM

Gamera

Bought a couple large figures but haven't photographed them. I did pick up this figure of an elf from the anime 'Record of the Lodoss War' I'm painting as a Christmas present for a friend. Sorry, already started painting her- I need to move to have her done for Christmas...

The base- sorry about the clutter in the background...

 

Gamera,

I just got the Plamax 1/20 kit of Deedlit, who I think is the same character as your figure.

I normally don't do fantasy figures, but I liked this one.

 

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 3:06 PM

I would really like to do some figures, there are some super cool ones out there. I just lack the skillset to make the look good at this point and hate the idea of "wasting" a kit jsut practicing.

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
    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 2:45 PM

During my time away, I sold about 300 kits, mostly armor and a lot of aircraft. I told myself I'd slow down on buying kits just because I got the stash down to a "more manageable" size. Well, the slow down didn't last long! 

Here are the new additions: 

 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 2:55 PM

hogfanfs

During my time away, I sold about 300 kits, mostly armor and a lot of aircraft. I told myself I'd slow down on buying kits just because I got the stash down to a "more manageable" size. Well, the slow down didn't last long! 

Here are the new additions: 

 

 

Looks like quick weekend builds. You should be able to knock each of those out in no time. Tongue Tied

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
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Thursday, November 17, 2022 5:22 AM

Two Snap-kits the first from an online shop..

And the other from an ebay deal..

Superb! Especially no painting, well if you don't want to. I have a problem that almost all suppliers want shipping costs more than the price of the spray tin.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 4:06 PM

These two large scale warbirds were the last to show up on my doorstep a few weeks ago

That Avenger is going to be huge.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 4:44 PM

Would like to see a build thread on that Avenger!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 6:06 PM

keavdog

Would like to see a build thread on that Avenger!

 

I 2nd that!

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Thursday, November 24, 2022 4:32 AM

I 3rd that. But they both look pretty cool.

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