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  • Member since
    January 2022
Posted by Project510 on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 11:39 AM

BrandonK

My  mom owned a Dark Bronze 69 Dart when I was a kid, it was the first car I ever drove. Ive been thinking about this kit for so long. Can this kit be used to build a stock looking model? Would love to have a small version of this car.

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- James

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 2:01 PM

Another little bird

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 5:03 AM

Perhaps for scratch building purposes...

Just delivered by UPS from Holland,  4 Shapeways 3D printed, TRAX or two pairs as is the case, in 1/24-1/25 scale in white stiff plastic. I can now try to find the vehicle to fit them to, be it a Jeep, Smart Car or Meyers Manx!

 

What a clot! These are upside down! The largest wheel in the pack is the one friom the driven axle!

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 8:11 AM

Wow!  Those castings look terrific!  I can't wait to see what vehicle you mount them on.  Take care & stay safe.

tjs

TJS

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 7:34 PM

Great stuff guys!!! 

Nice sets of figures BK! 

And looking forward to seeing what you do with those 3D printed tracks Pat! 

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 9:08 PM

keavdog

Another little bird

 

 

Great subject! Apparently these did some excellent tank hunting in Lebanon in 1982.

 

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 Thursday, February 16, 2023 6:19 PM

My first kit purchase of 2023:

I have already reached for an aftermarket PE set, since the kit does not have the perforated muffler guard and tool box.  I will however be trying my best to limit the extras added to the kit.  Looking through the parts I did notice the coiled tow cables are molded in one piece, so I'll be sourcing new ones.  The kit has both belt type and link-and-length tracks to choose from, of which I'll be using the latter.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, February 16, 2023 7:24 PM

Nice.  Tony did a Trumpeter Hetzer last year.  I'm kinda facinated by it.  Stole the chassis from the Poles mounted that gun and stuffed 4 guys in it!  I may just have to build one if I decide to dip my toe in the armor waters again.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, February 16, 2023 8:10 PM

Started poking around the Draw site and got tempted by a couple of pretty cheap kits.

 

Rounding out my airliners bit by bit.  1/200 scale (which I'm really starting to prefer to 1/144) Hasegawa 777-300 and current livery decals

 

1/200 Hasegawa bagged kit 787-8 and Air Canada livery decals

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Friday, February 24, 2023 4:29 PM

From ebay UK..

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, February 25, 2023 9:47 PM

John and Pat, those look cool guys! 

Pat, are the catepillar tracks going on the Smart Car? That would be interesting to say the least. 

Real G, very cool. Hetzer gonna Hetz!!!!! 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 5:28 PM

The results of the Sprue Brothers 20% off Hasegawa sale  Indifferent

They stay in the box because we closed on the house today and were moving Friday!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 2:55 PM

"IT" arrived today,no time to fully investigate yet,but pretty impressive.One thing I did notice is lack of texture on the hull and turret,inda thought at this scale I would see some texture,not smooth,unless I'm wrong,I will explore more when I have time to delve in.

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 5:37 PM

Can't wait for you to build this one Tony!   Can we expect some 1/16 figures???

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 5:48 PM

keavdog

Can't wait for you to build this one Tony!   Can we expect some 1/16 figures???

 

They included a commander,supposedly Wittman,not used to seeing that sized figure,a new challenge

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, March 2, 2023 3:34 PM

Well it's official I'm out of control,these two came today one day after the Tiger.

The IV comes with PE schurzen,a flat car,and a rail bed.

The Stug has 4 interior figures,a complete interior,and stowage.

They both look great in box

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 2, 2023 7:10 PM

Robert: Hey wow, now that's an awesome haul! Congrads on the Zeros and good luck with the move! 

Tojo: Wow oh WOW! Love the BIG Tiger and the 1/35th kits are cool too!!! 

 

I ended up buying a few items, I guess I should post them. I'm still in denial that I bought anything though...... 

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, March 6, 2023 12:09 PM

Tony and John, you guys picked up some great tread head scores!

Many years ago, I picked up a 1/48 Kinetic E-2 from a guy at IPMS who was selling one off. I got a great deal on the kit, but I was never satisfied with the kit markings options. Recently I found out about this decal company, HADModels that made decal sheets for the aircraft in the movie The Final Countdown, including the E-2 seen in the film. So I found a set online from one of my favorite eBay stores and now I have the problem of the kit decal choice solved.

 

 

 

now to get around to building the beast…

 

 

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 Monday, March 6, 2023 12:16 PM

Great project Stik

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, March 6, 2023 1:30 PM

Stik, built that kit. Loved it. Be aware that the wing join to the upper fuselage is often VERY warped and needs some good ole heat to fix. Other than that its a superb kit and will need 3x the nose weight they suggest. FYI

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 2  

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  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, March 6, 2023 3:22 PM

Thanks guys!

Tony, Im looking forward to building it. Just got too much on my plate right now already.

Brandon, thanks for the heads up on issues to be dealt with. It almost sounds like some metal landing gear might be a good idea with that much weight needing to be added.

 

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 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Monday, March 6, 2023 6:15 PM

 My AHHQ Tiger I showed up today.....I can't stop giggling.....WHAT A MONSTER HAHAHAheeeeee, in the infamous words of Anikin Skywalker.   " What have I done?" LOL

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 6, 2023 9:16 PM

SP: Ohhhhhhh looks cool! Do they make decals for the Zeros in the movie? That would make a cool matching set. As well as being perfect for an '80s catagory in a contest. 

Armournut: Sounds awesome, please post photos!!! 

 

Anyway, I said NO NEW KITS, and then Sprue Brothers put the T-34E with extra armour on their 'lighting sale' for half price and guess who couldn't help himself...

And then I ordered a T-34/85 to go with her Bang Head

First kits I've bought from Rye Field and Border, look like really nice kits in the boxes:

 

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 6, 2023 9:24 PM

And then I just happened to be looking at Cult TV Man's website for monster figures and gee friggin' whiz... a D'deridex class warbird on a 'scratch and dent' sale. My favorite bad guy starship... I bought the kit back when it came out back in '87 or so and made quite a mess of it. So what the heck, hope the second run turns out better. I'd like to light her, not sure I'm up to it though...

 

And the Bird of Prey. Hey Romulans are my favorite bad guy aliens. I never had the original AMT ship, this is the later Polar Lights smaller 1/1000th kit. 

 

And the Cardassian Galor, another kit I bought back when it came out in '92 or so. Shr turned okay I suppose. But this kit was cheap and I hope on rebuilding her I can do a better job...

 

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 6, 2023 9:39 PM

Annnnnddddddd while I'm posting two figures I picked up earlier this year. Both 3D printed and about nine inches / 20cm tall.... 

Quorra from 'Tron: Legacy', one of my favorite movies...

I wish I could find a good way to dupicate the glowy neon effect from the movie. I guess just white paint may be the best...

 

And Judy Alvarez from the PC game 'Cyberpunk 2077'. Two arms, your choice cigerette or wine glass: 

 

And great I gotta paint all these bleepin' tattoos... Bang Head

 

 

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

 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 5:38 AM

Wow,Gamera those are dome great additions

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 5:38 AM

Wow,Gamera those are some great additions

  • Member since
    December 2022
  • From: Canada
Posted by Tcoat on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 6:41 AM
  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by Est.1961 on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 8:56 AM

Nice one Tcoat; I've used Greenstuff before and have just put another order in including a fluorescent. Agreeable prices and fast delivery won me over.

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 11:53 AM

I haven't bought anything recently, due to a slump in "give a darns", and the rising cost of just about everything, but I dropped by Ollie's today (due to a posting about them getting some new models in).  There was the Revell AH-64 Apache, and this one.

Since it was $13.00, it about fit my price range, so I picked it up.  I hope to build this for the "Between the Wars GB" since the Roden DC-3 is fairly non-operative.  Sad

Gary

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