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Posted by Aggieman on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 7:45 PM

I seriously need to put the brakes on my spending this year.  I mean, it's still January!

I've added a bunch to my stash this year on top of the F-84F Thunderbird that I got in the first week of January.  Most have come via eBay, but a coulple came by way of Amazon, believe it or not.

I eye-balled these first two for years before finally deciding to pull the trigger:

Had to add the lighting kit for the U.S.S. Enterprise, and would have gotten the lighting kit for the Klingon but it literally disappeared from all sites that I had seen it on just a day before.  I'll keep looking for that lighting kit but can probably just do the lighting myself, as the Klingon ship doesn't have the spinning lights in the nacelles like the Enterprise does, which was the entire motivation for buying that lighting kit.

I have the old Monogram Tu-16 Badger in the 70s white box, but could not resist even at the steep $40 price for a baby blue boxing from the 60s.

Despite having built the old Monogram P-40B countless times, and having 2 unbuilt examples in my possession (one I keep in one of my display cabinets on the Warhawk shelf, still in the original cellophane wrapping, as it was the first model I built at age 3), I could not resist this even older boxing, early 60s, with a bunch of extras included to do that old kit justice.  Oh, and there are actually two complete P-40s kits in this one box.

Christmas of '76 Santa brought me the Monogram B-24J Liberator.  Having built an original '77 release of the B-29 recently, and with an original '75 release of the B-17G in my stash, I decided I wanted that Liberator in the original boxing as well.  I keep all these old Monogram boxes, get them laminated and have them mounted on the walls in my garage.  This came from eBay, was a great price considering what these often go for, but was missing decals.  I bought decals for The Dragon and His Tail from another eBay vendor.

There is a bit of a story behind this next one, Monogram's original 1980 release of the huge B-36 Peacemaker.  I was 13 and entering that time in my life where my interest in models was waning while my interest in girls and my baseball team was increasing.  I was in a store, K-Mart maybe, when I came across this.  It cost a whopping $20.  My dad said I could get it.  I hemmed and hawed over it, but ended up saving that money to spend on records instead.  And that decision weighed on me even after all these years, so when I saw this eBay offering for a damn good price (~$70, still in the shrink wrap), yep, I jumped on it.

And then the one that I never thought I would acquire.  This is an original boxing of Monogram's Snoopy and His Sopwith Camel.  This kit is my second oldest memory of kits (behind Monogram's P-40).  The kit didn't survive the years, but my mom did tracings of the box art, and did a wood cutout of the Camel with the world's most famous beagle flying it, painted it and had it mounted on a wood plaque that I have had in my possession ever since.  My mom actually found a built kit just a few years before she passed and gifted that to me, and that's where I thought that would end.  A couple of years ago, I grabbed the Atlantis re-boxing and enjoyed every second of building it, but given that unbuilt copies were going for more than $200 on eBay, I did not expect to ever have a desire to spend that kind of money for that kit.  Then I came across this listing.  I got it for less than $50.  Yes, it had actually been built then disassembled, but all the parts are in the box.  I have not tested the motor but I'm not really that worried about it.  I'm just elated to have an original of the kit that I can build, and I have the box as well.

I have another kit still on the way to the house, but as it is coming surface mail from Asia, no idea when I'll get it.  It's Bandai's R2-D2 and C-3P0.

I recently reorganized my garage, which opened up significant wall space.  I believe that is where I will mount the B-36 when I finally decide to build it.  I already have an RB-36 hanging from the ceiling, but I want to build it wheels down and maybe cut open the gun bays and scratch build the guns.

I am also considering getting that huge 1/32 B-17G that would also go on that wall, but I really don't think I'm going to part ways with that most cash.  I may get the scaled down version for 1/3 of what the 32nd scale kit goes for to build along with the Monogram Fortresses that I have in my stash.

I've also set my eyes on a couple of future releases from ICM - a 1/48th Ki-21 Sally, and a totally needed release of a 1/48th Martin B-26 Marauder.  No idea when those will hit the shelves, hopefully not any time soon as my wallet needs a break.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 8:31 PM

Wow, I get caught away from the website and all this cool stuff!!!

Ben: Ya can't go wrong with storage or more tools! 

SP: Great scores there on the kits and the decals! 

BK: I built that same Arii Shiden years and years ago. It's a bit Spartan being an older kit but the detail and the fit is good. All the panel lines are recessed so they're way easier to rescribe where I sanded them out on top of the fulsilage. 

Aggieman: WOW OH WOW!!! I picked up those Big-E and the K'Tinga years ago but not the lighting kits. Haven't started work on any of them simply since I don't have anywhere to put the assembled kits! 

Awesome vintage Mongram bombers and the P-40. I loved the P-40 when I was a youngster, I think it's the AVG sharkmouth markings! 

And very cool Snoopy Sopwith! And fantastic story behind it! The others sound cool too, looking forward to you posting the droids!  

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

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 8:31 PM

Aggie, those are some fabulous scores! I'm absolutely loving the Star Trek kits,and I'd sure love to get another Monogram J Liberator myself.

 

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 10:05 PM

Stephan thats like a walk down memory lane!  A budding Monogram museum.  The Liberator was the first 4 engine bomber I built.  Great scores.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 10:13 PM

Stephan thats like a walk down memory lane!  A budding Monogram museum.  The Liberator was the first 4 engine bomber I built.  Great scores.  Looking back at some of your build threads you've done quite a bit of Monogram builds.  How many do you have built and in the stash?  AND they all turned out great.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 1:50 AM

Aggieman,

That is a serious haul!  The B-36 was a whopping $15 when it came out.  I bought one that was sitting in the window of a local pharmacy.  Taking it home on my bike was really hard, as the box was too big to get my arm (and fingers) around it.  Pedalling uphill with only one hand on the handlebar while trying to keep the box from sliding out of my grip was challenging to say the least!  I remember using dead D-cell batteries for nose weight.  Don't listen to the guys hawking those silly white metal landing gear - Monogram's engineering was more than enough to keep the B-36 standing on it's wheels.

The K'tinga's lighting set is kinda lame.  The only good thing about it is the red tinted clear parts, which should have been in the kit in the first place.  The K'tinga itself is absolutely fabulous though.  If you light the kit yourself, you will probably be much happier.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 5:33 PM

keavdog

Stephan thats like a walk down memory lane!  A budding Monogram museum.  The Liberator was the first 4 engine bomber I built.  Great scores.  Looking back at some of your build threads you've done quite a bit of Monogram builds.  How many do you have built and in the stash?  AND they all turned out great.

 

 

I knew that spreadsheet would prove itself useful some day!  I keep a spreadsheet with every kit I've ever purchased, wanted to purchase, or built.  I also keep stats on any that I have donated or seen destroyed.

I have 144 total entries between Monogram and Monogram Pro-Modeler.  Of those, I have 67 in the stash with 73 built.  The math doesn't seem to be quite right, as I know I've lost more than 4 via a shelving collapse that happened several years ago that destroyed several builds, many of the initial kits I bought when I decided to return to this hobby back in 1995.

If I can get a good picture, the Monogram museum suggestion is probably spot-on, as I have saved all the old baby blue boxes or others of similar vintage from each Monogram build that I complete.  If it's a more recent re-pop I don't keep those boxes, as this is all about the childhood memories.  I have laminated the box tops from those I kept and have them mounted on some of the wall space in my garage (above the garage door, for instance).

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Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 5:34 PM

Real G

Aggieman,

That is a serious haul!  The B-36 was a whopping $15 when it came out.  I bought one that was sitting in the window of a local pharmacy.  Taking it home on my bike was really hard, as the box was too big to get my arm (and fingers) around it.  Pedalling uphill with only one hand on the handlebar while trying to keep the box from sliding out of my grip was challenging to say the least!  I remember using dead D-cell batteries for nose weight.  Don't listen to the guys hawking those silly white metal landing gear - Monogram's engineering was more than enough to keep the B-36 standing on it's wheels.

The K'tinga's lighting set is kinda lame.  The only good thing about it is the red tinted clear parts, which should have been in the kit in the first place.  The K'tinga itself is absolutely fabulous though.  If you light the kit yourself, you will probably be much happier.

 

That B-36 story sounds like me trying to lug home a set of kits I bought for my birthday in about 1977 or 1978 on my bike.  They weren't as big but multiple boxes tends to be problematic.

Thanks for the report on that K'tinga lighting set.  I'll probably just light her myself, as I have plenty of colored LEDs in my stash.

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Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 5:35 PM

stikpusher

Aggie, those are some fabulous scores! I'm absolutely loving the Star Trek kits,and I'd sure love to get another Monogram J Liberator myself.

 

I probably wouldn't have gotten it, given that I have 2 completed builds hanging and a third -D variant in the stash, but given the price I got it at, and my desire to get box tops from old kits I built as a kid, I couldn't pass it up.

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Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 5:36 PM

Gamera

Wow, I get caught away from the website and all this cool stuff!!!

Ben: Ya can't go wrong with storage or more tools! 

SP: Great scores there on the kits and the decals! 

BK: I built that same Arii Shiden years and years ago. It's a bit Spartan being an older kit but the detail and the fit is good. All the panel lines are recessed so they're way easier to rescribe where I sanded them out on top of the fulsilage. 

Aggieman: WOW OH WOW!!! I picked up those Big-E and the K'Tinga years ago but not the lighting kits. Haven't started work on any of them simply since I don't have anywhere to put the assembled kits! 

Awesome vintage Mongram bombers and the P-40. I loved the P-40 when I was a youngster, I think it's the AVG sharkmouth markings! 

And very cool Snoopy Sopwith! And fantastic story behind it! The others sound cool too, looking forward to you posting the droids!  

 

I love the old Monogram box top art, and I'm still ecstatic that I was able to snag Snoopy at such a low price given what I've seen those go for over the years.

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 11:34 PM

Aggieman

That B-36 story sounds like me trying to lug home a set of kits I bought for my birthday in about 1977 or 1978 on my bike.  They weren't as big but multiple boxes tends to be problematic.

Thanks for the report on that K'tinga lighting set.  I'll probably just light her myself, as I have plenty of colored LEDs in my stash.

I bought the B-36 in 1980, so it was very close to your model adventure!

The K'tinga has a dorsal strobe light that goes "bee-do, bee-do, bee-do", not like the short pulses of a real strobe, so a standard blinking circuit should suffice.  The lighting kit has it right, and I watched the opening sequence in ST:TMP to confirm the blinking mode of the strobe.

 

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by Aggieman on Thursday, February 2, 2023 7:37 AM

Real G

 

 
Aggieman

That B-36 story sounds like me trying to lug home a set of kits I bought for my birthday in about 1977 or 1978 on my bike.  They weren't as big but multiple boxes tends to be problematic.

Thanks for the report on that K'tinga lighting set.  I'll probably just light her myself, as I have plenty of colored LEDs in my stash.

 

 

I bought the B-36 in 1980, so it was very close to your model adventure!

The K'tinga has a dorsal strobe light that goes "bee-do, bee-do, bee-do", not like the short pulses of a real strobe, so a standard blinking circuit should suffice.  The lighting kit has it right, and I watched the opening sequence in ST:TMP to confirm the blinking mode of the strobe.

 

 

I have a book titled "Star Trek The Motion Picture: Inside the Art and Visual Effects" but it is woefully insufficient with regard to the Klingon ships featured at the opening of that movie (which I honestly believe I am one of three people on the planet who thought this was a damn good science fiction movie).  So looks like I'll be freeze framing the movie like I did when I did an Iron Man figure to see how the K'tinga was painted.  It's not just that 50s hospital green look, there are hundreds of panels that get different shades of green and maybe some tan panels as well.  And then there is the lighting component of this build.  Thanks for pointing out that strobing light, I'll have to add a blinking circuit to my stash for this one.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, February 2, 2023 10:43 AM

Look online for photos of the Studio Model. I used those as my guide when I built the old AMT K'T' Inga. I used Humbrol Slate and Dark Slate as my base colors, and went from there...

https://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/6/t/167380.aspx

 

 

 

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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Posted by Real G on Thursday, February 2, 2023 11:15 AM

The colors of the K'tinga are as contentious as the Zero-Sen's "ame-iro".  There is the "studio prop" vs the "on screen" colors, and there are entrenched fans for both.

Personally, "screen color" gets my vote, as that is how I saw it in the movie.  The overall color appears to be a very greyish green to me.  The tan sections almost look like heavily oxidised metal of some sort.  I like the colors in the photos on the side of the old AMT kit box.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 2, 2023 6:01 PM

I built the AMT K'Tinga too back in the early '90s. I had a copy of ST:TMP I'd taped off TV that I watched the battlecruisers over and over. They looked a metallic aluminum to me so that's how I painted mine with brass accents. 

I should still have the kit around somewhere but no idea where she got to...  

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

 

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Posted by Aggieman on Sunday, February 5, 2023 3:38 PM

A couple more to post:

The Lanc I actually purchased last year at some point, but could not find any boxtop photo that I typically take every time I get a new kit, so sharing it here.

I was never really interested in the 1/32 B-17 due to its massive size.  Where the heck am I going to put it?  But a couple of things happened recently that swayed me to re-think my interest in that kit.  First, the disaster in Dallas last fall when we lost the Texas Raiders.  Second, when I re-organized my garage, I opened up just enough wall space to accommodate both this huge B-17 as well as the equally huge B-36 I recently purchased.  I found this giant Fortress on eBay for the lowest price I had seen, but even then I sat on it overnight.  Lo and behold, the seller had knocked $20 off the listed price, so I said "what the heck" and bought it.  Then I noticed that the seller lives in the same town as I, so when I reached out to see if he was amenable to a local meet to deliver, I saved the $20 delivery charge.

And upon opening the huge box with all that plastic, the size of the wings jumped out at me.  Yes, this is going to be a huge kit when I finally get it onto my work bench.

 
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Posted by Project510 on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 12:11 PM

DRUMS01
Been a while since I posted new stuff so I hope I don't duplicate anything, but here goes:

DIE-CAST VEHICLES 1/18

I have Ferrari decals for the truck sides will be scratchbuilding details, it's B-I-G
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Wow this is nice. Need more details on this. 

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 12:15 PM

It's been over a month into 2023, but I have refrained from any new kit purchases.  Surprise  But I have been buying aftermarket stuff for kits I already have:

T Rex's 1/35 US WW 2 tank periscope guards are an amazing example of 3-D printing.

My pitiful efforts using stretched sprue pales, withers, and falls off the modeling bush compared to these gems.  Now the $10 question - will they shatter when cut from their "sprues"?  Well, there are 15 of them provided.  I will soon find out what the "mortality rate" is!

DEF Models' 1/72 F-15E/K exhausts are another example of the dazzling quality that can be had from 3-D printed products.  I tried cutting them from their backing, and although the resin was brittle, they were easy to remove without damage.

And then the $100 question - what kind of monkey business does a modeler like myself have with an accessory for a "normal" kit?  Well... you see, about 30 years ago I bought a fabulous resin kit of a big, crabby Mobile Armor. 

The guy who built the box art example swapped the poorly molded kit exhaust nozzles with two Verlinden F-15 sets (IIRC).  See those nozzles in the photo?  The kit ones look nothing like them.  They are kind of thick and crude, and have the "turkey feathers" on.  DEF Models' 3-D printed exhausts are perfect for lazy modelers like myself, to get high-def (DEF?) drop-in replacement parts with zero effort!  Yes, years of experience has taught me to be lazy.  I admit it.

The Eduard canopy mask set will be the first time I will try the "inside and outside" masks.

BTW, all these goodies (except the Buran) were sourced from Sprue Bros.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 7:22 PM

Aggieman: Whoa!!! Great deal there! I know you mean, I'd have no where to put such huge models. Good luck with the remodeling of the garage for extra room!

Real G: Very cool! I'm curious how those periscope guards go. I've used PE ones but they always seem to get bent out of shape or lost. With fifteen in a box even I hopefully couldn't break or lose all of those. 

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

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 8:12 PM

A few new acquisitions over the past 48 hours...

 

first up, the railroad flatcar for the Jagdpanther that I bought last month turned up in another box of the late owner's collection... mostly built... the executors brought it in to IPMS last night for me

 

 

they also threw in the Panzer III M that was mostly built and just needs some little bits added then move on to painting... no charge to what I had paid for the three previous purchases

 

 

and then a guy brought in this Flak 18 that Ive been wanting since it was first released. I couldn't haggle him down from his asking price, but it was still a good chunk off retail, so I'm happy

 

 

and then the postman brought in these two online purchases for a couple projects that I have in planning...

 

 

good stuff ahead...

 

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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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, February 9, 2023 10:00 AM

Nice haul Stik,I'm taking a hard look at that Border Panzer IV kit that comes with a flat car.

That 88 will look good on a base with some figs.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, February 9, 2023 1:19 PM

Tony, I really love the rail flatcar. I remember doing railhead ops stateside and in Germany, and this flat car looks just like the type that I remember using in Germany. I'd love to do something resembling that sort of scene if I can find more stuff. 
And yeah, that 88... Wink I've got the figures... a proper North Africa base should not be too difficult. 

 

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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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 9, 2023 7:42 PM

Yeah those are awesome SP! 

I've only built one Panzer III, the vintage Tamiya kit. The Takom stuff is really nice, great detail and fit!!! I may have to look into one of their Panzer IIIs. 

The 88 is really cool too! The Germans sold a number of them to the Nationalist Chinese, there used to be a set of Chinese crew for an 88 made if you want something a little odd and different. 

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

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, February 13, 2023 5:51 PM

Picked these up today.  I went to the LHS to get a bottle of Tamiya Ocean Grey. Then this happened...

 The two MPC Spits for two reasons. One, the existing kit I have has a crap decal sheet, and even though these are the exact same boxing, at least one has a great decal sheet --the roundels are in perfect registration and the sheet looks brand new. Odd, they don't include the cartoon duck nose art that they show in the photos on the box side Hmm .  The second reason is that where were just $6.99 USD and are great kits.

The Tamiya Zeke is for my 10 year old's birthday. He just finished his Monogram P-51B and says he wants to build a   "Mitsubish" next -- he has been playing a WW2 dogfight game on his Wii lately and I think that was his inspiration Wink He also told me that he wants all his planes to be the same scale so he could compare them better -- pretty bright for a 10 year old eh?

The 109G is for me -- I just could not resist any longer...

 

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, February 13, 2023 7:44 PM

Very cool Cbaltrin! For $6.99 is a great price, that's cheaper than you can pick up a replacement decal sheet! 

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

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 9:35 AM

cbaltrin
The Tamiya Zeke is for my 10 year old's birthday. He just finished his Monogram P-51B and says he wants to build a "Mitsubish" next -- he has been playing a WW2 dogfight game on his Wii lately and I think that was his inspiration Wink He also told me that he wants all his planes to be the same scale so he could compare them better -- pretty bright for a 10 year old eh?

That is AWESOME!!! So great to hear stories like this. I tried to get my son into models, but after building one he had no interest. Maybe when I'm gone he will build from my stash. I can only hope.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 2  

                              Tongue Tied

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 9:38 AM

Really nice score, Stik. I have been thinking about buying that Panzer III as it is really reasonably priced. Those are all pretty cool.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 2  

                              Tongue Tied

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 9:50 AM

I've picked up a few over that last couple of months. Mostly specific kits I've been wanting to add to the stash.

First off, I've been building up my figures for future dios on armor.

The next one up is for  "Snowman, You got your ears on son?" Enough about that.

This is a kit I built about 35 or so years ago. It is my all time favorite car and model I have ever had. These look stunning with built up. Can't wait to do it again.

This last one is an additional kit for one I already have. This kit offers Hemi Dart option or a Dart GTS 440. I intend to build both. The hood and hemi will be off to another builder to help him build his.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 2  

                              Tongue Tied

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 9:52 AM

Nice scores BK.  Loved that Dart kit.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Tcoat on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 10:50 AM

cbaltrin

Picked these up today.  I went to the LHS to get a bottle of Tamiya Ocean Grey. Then this happened...

 The two MPC Spits for two reasons. One, the existing kit I have has a crap decal sheet, and even though these are the exact same boxing, at least one has a great decal sheet --the roundels are in perfect registration and the sheet looks brand new. Odd, they don't include the cartoon duck nose art that they show in the photos on the box side Hmm .  The second reason is that where were just $6.99 USD and are great kits.

The Tamiya Zeke is for my 10 year old's birthday. He just finished his Monogram P-51B and says he wants to build a   "Mitsubish" next -- he has been playing a WW2 dogfight game on his Wii lately and I think that was his inspiration Wink He also told me that he wants all his planes to be the same scale so he could compare them better -- pretty bright for a 10 year old eh?

The 109G is for me -- I just could not resist any longer...

 

Can't speak to the other kits but that Zero is one of the nicest kits I ever built. Even for Tamiya standards! Mine was an 'A" and his a 'C' but the kit is the same with just minor changes for the early or late versions. 

He is very smart to want the same scale. I have done planes for decades and was suprised to see just how tiny the Zero was.

https://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/191578.aspx 

 

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