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Posted by PatW on Thursday, December 1, 2022 4:11 PM

I love both float and ski planes,

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 1, 2022 4:50 PM

Cool Tojo- what a beautiful scheme! 

Pat: Romanian stuff is interesting, not something you see that often. And I agree- ski and float planes are just cool.  

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

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, December 1, 2022 8:39 PM

I picked this up today for my Luke AFB collection…

 

 

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, December 2, 2022 9:05 AM

PatW

I love both float and ski planes,

 

 

I am totally with you there. This looks like a cool kit. Very nice.

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, December 2, 2022 9:17 AM

stikpusher

I picked this up today for my Luke AFB collection…

 

 

 

Wow, that looks to be in pristine condition. Very nice.

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, December 2, 2022 9:19 AM

Gamera

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.

 

Oh my, I totally jelly of those. NICE!!!

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, December 2, 2022 9:19 AM

keavdog

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

 

That's gonna be a beast of a kit. Nice score. I want one.

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, December 2, 2022 9:23 AM

Over the last couple of months I've added a few to the stash. Buying only those that are "cheap" compared to the going price. I've started adding bits for my CVN-65 build so that one is getting pricey now. I also jumped on this 48th scale Tiger I as it has full interior and is done by UStar, I think I heard Takom had a hand in it, not sure. Should be fun.

BK

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Posted by GreySnake on Monday, December 5, 2022 6:00 AM
Two new kits arrived last Thursday that I’ve been eager to have.
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The Ehrhardt from CSM just got released last week. The model came with a free book on the armored car as a thank you from CSM for pre-ordering. Not pictured because they are just in bags are three Freikorps soldiers (Post WWI German Paramilitary). I was surprised how quick shipping was four days from Latvia to my door.   

 
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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 7:44 PM

Thanks Brandon! Jealous of those armour kits you've added too! Love the M10 and Easy Eight Sherman- the Tiger and vintage Tamiya kits are awesome too! Even the cool '69 Camero! 

Greysnake: Wow, very nice! Love those grand old armoured cars with the crazy steampunk look! 

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

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 9:19 AM

Okay, those armored cars are super cool. We don't have enough WWI stuff available, but it's getting better.

BK

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Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 9:37 AM

Hey BK I just picked up that AMT 69 Camero as well. I'll build mine if you build yours Stick out tongue

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Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 9:39 AM

Looks like an excuse for another Mafia GB Stick....

stikpusher

I picked this up today for my Luke AFB collection…

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 1:31 PM

cbaltrin

Hey BK I just picked up that AMT 69 Camero as well. I'll build mine if you build yours Stick out tongue

 

I plan on building it, not sure when. Hopefully next year, mid-year?

BK

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 9:00 PM

cbaltrin

Looks like an excuse for another Mafia GB Stick....

 

 
stikpusher

I picked this up today for my Luke AFB collection…

 

 

 

 

It is a good one for that, but I won't run or partake in any more GBs.

 

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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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 9:04 PM

BrandonK

 

 
stikpusher

I picked this up today for my Luke AFB collection…

 

 

 

 

 

Wow, that looks to be in pristine condition. Very nice.

 

BK

 

Its a "new" re issue of the molds. Hobby Lobby carries this kit currently. The only Thunderbirds that Revell/Monogram had done in 1/48 previously was the F-16 and F-100. 

 

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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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 10:17 PM

stikpusher
It is a good one for that, but I won't run or partake in any more GBs. Add Quote to your Post

Well, I'm really sorry to hear that Stik. You did a great job running those Monogram Mafia GBs--they were always the funnest ones for me...

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Posted by GreySnake on Friday, December 9, 2022 11:44 AM
Here are my last two purchases of the year probably.
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I’ve been planning to get the Tamiya Comet since it was announced and bought it from SprueBrothers last week. It looks a lot better than the Comet Bronco came out with years ago.
 
 
The Takom Mk. I Female was from eBay. It was one of the few WWI tanks I was missing from my collection. The last two I need now are a Mk. V Male and Female.

 
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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, December 9, 2022 11:54 AM

cbaltrin

 

 
stikpusher
It is a good one for that, but I won't run or partake in any more GBs. Add Quote to your Post

 

Well, I'm really sorry to hear that Stik. You did a great job running those Monogram Mafia GBs--they were always the funnest ones for me...

 

Yeah, they sure were fun to run and most all the participants were great folks. It does seem like there are far fewer of the Monogram Mafia folks left on here nowadays.

Greysnake, nice scores! I want to get one of those Comets!

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, December 11, 2022 8:22 PM

During the week, this decal set that I found arrived

 

 

Now, an excuse to pick up another P-51…

 

Last night IPMS Phoenix, we had our holiday dinner, which included a drawing of gift wrapped kits after the meal. I ended up getting this beauty!

 

 

Christmas indeed!

 

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: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, December 12, 2022 5:03 AM

Stik I found that same sheet. Some good markings on it

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, December 12, 2022 9:38 AM

stikpusher

During the week, this decal set that I found arrived

 

 

Now, an excuse to pick up another P-51…

 

Last night IPMS Phoenix, we had our holiday dinner, which included a drawing of gift wrapped kits after the meal. I ended up getting this beauty!

 

 

Christmas indeed!

 

Wow, that looks like a really nice kit. Great luck with this score.

BK

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A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, December 12, 2022 11:56 AM

TJ, I'm definitely going to be making Yeager's mount. But at least one more P-51 on here is very tempting as well.

Brandon, I'm really looking forward to the Bradley. After a quick look at the box contents last night the "wow factor" was way up there! The only other M3 Bradley that I have is the original 1984 Tamiya issue. I have several of the M2 variants, but its really nice to get a late variant M3 to round out the family.

 

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: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, December 12, 2022 2:24 PM

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, December 12, 2022 2:58 PM

Well I did a thing. I pulled the trigger on a vinyl cutter. I have fallen in love with using paint masks rather than decals. And after watching several online modelers use their cutters I decided it's time to step up. I will be making masks for just about every resonable thing I can and paint rather than decal whenever possible. I have a lot to learn and I will begin soon. I am going to upload all my decal sheets and use those as needed. Where I can use images of the real thing I will make and cut masks for those too. This will be nice for kits that have no aftermarket decals like my Valkyrie and for schemes that noone makes decals for. I figure it will pay for itself is about 15-20 kits. Super excited to get started with this process.

Silhouette Cameo 4

BK

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 12, 2022 6:39 PM

Wow, awesome stuff guys! 

Greysnake: Love those! The Mark I is cool and as someone who built the Bronco Comet I envy you- I'm sure the Tamiya kit will be waaaaaayyyyyy easier to build. 

SP: Congrads on an awesome pre-Christmas haul! Love the Brad, I've loved every Meng kit I've built. 

Tojo: That F-35 is amazing! I'm curious how the decals work out, looking forward to seeing you build this! 

BK: That vlnyl cutter is cool! Looking forward there too to seeing how this works! 

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

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 12, 2022 6:42 PM

I ended up with two kits from our annual IPMS Christmas show.

This:

And this bag- which was so cool I had to pick it up. The model inside was pretty cool too! 

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

 

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, December 12, 2022 7:22 PM

Gotta love those Egg Planes

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, December 12, 2022 8:56 PM

Early Christmas guys?  Great stuff.

Thanks,

John

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 10:54 PM

Thanks Tojo, yeah they're so much fun!

John: Yeah, our modeling club Christmas supper and party is early in the month- so early Christmas presents. 

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

 

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