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  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 12:00 PM

My latest stash additions were not any that I had planned for.  Just happened across them on eBay and thought, yeah, I built that one several years ago but I bet I can do it better now.

I built the boxing of the Meteor that came with the V-1 probably about 20 years ago. Wasn't my best effort, so getting another crack at it is going to be a good thing.  I'd built a Monogram Pro-Modeler F-84G maybe about 15 years ago.  Not a bad job on that one, but when I saw that posting, I decided to pick it up.

Still waiting on another kit to be delivered, coming slow boat from China, a Bandai R2-D2 and C-3P0 boxing.  Ordered at the beginning of January, shows it was shipped by 11-January, and no updates since.  I'm beginning to wonder if Godzilla sank the ship....

  • Member since
    December 2022
  • From: Canada
Posted by Tcoat on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 12:11 PM

Aggieman

Still waiting on another kit to be delivered, coming slow boat from China, a Bandai R2-D2 and C-3P0 boxing.  Ordered at the beginning of January, shows it was shipped by 11-January, and no updates since.  I'm beginning to wonder if Godzilla sank the ship....

 

I understand they started shipping by ballon so don't know what could have happened to it. 

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 12:23 PM

Tcoat

 

 
Aggieman

Still waiting on another kit to be delivered, coming slow boat from China, a Bandai R2-D2 and C-3P0 boxing.  Ordered at the beginning of January, shows it was shipped by 11-January, and no updates since.  I'm beginning to wonder if Godzilla sank the ship....

 

 

 

I understand they started shipping by ballon so don't know what could have happened to it. 

 

 Big Smile Thank you, that is the funniest thing I've seen this week.  Bow Down

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 5:45 PM

Time for a new update. While attending the BLIZZCON Model contest I scored some real good deals on the following:


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AND THESE TOO:

I always wanted one of the Modern American heavy haulers and the artillery tractor will go well with my towed 8 inch. They were only $70.00 and $25.00 respectively, so I couldn't walk away from them.

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Jarrod was also excited to get the following kit (he picked it out) for only $5.00:

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Jarrod and I have another larger kit in route; it has rotors, flies, and hauls heavy things. We will post pictures upon arrival. I think branching out into armor and aircraft may be a re-awakening for Jarrod and I. Figures, ships, armor, aircraft, Space and Sci-Fi.....so I'm realizing it's not all about cars. We are going to blame the many group builds for broadening our interests.

Ben and Jarrod

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

LAST COMPLETED:

1/35 Churchill Mk IV AVRE with bridge - DONE

NEXT PROJECT:

1/35 CH-54A Tarhe Helicopter

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 9, 2023 11:55 AM

Tcoat

OHHHHHH, big big thanks Tcoat!!! That looks like just the thing!!!! 

Great stuff as usual guys! 

Aggieman: Yeah the Meteor is a gem of a kit, built one years ago. It's dang near the perfect kit. 

Ben: Very cool additons. I've got the same high-speed tractor. I really need to get around to building the darn thing... 

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Friday, March 10, 2023 1:48 PM

A couple of new purchases came in, one that I'd forgotten was coming from Kitlinx.

Found the Tiger II on Kitlinx for a lower price than I saw it on eBay.  Thought that one would be fun to revisit from my childhood circa 1979, so I went ahead and grabbed it.

I am about to run out of my first couple of bottles of Flory.  Not sure why I thought I need all these colors, but one never knows.  Got them directly from Flory.

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Friday, March 10, 2023 6:43 PM

I've been wanting one of these ever since I built the 1/72 by Revell in the 70's. Finally, it's in my scale.

Without getting too much into it, I looked at the plastic and the mold quality and detail looks fantastic. 

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

LAST COMPLETED:

1/35 Churchill Mk IV AVRE with bridge - DONE

NEXT PROJECT:

1/35 CH-54A Tarhe Helicopter

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, March 12, 2023 4:26 PM

I've built that F-5 a few times.  Latest is in aggressor markings.  I love flory washes - swear by them.

Oh wow Ben!  In to big models lately.  Can't wait to see that one built up.

 

Order from Ukraine finally got here

Some parts for my 1/72 ch-53, c-130 and a beautiful Canadair Challenger - pretty tiny in 1/144.

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2022
  • From: Canada
Posted by Tcoat on Monday, March 13, 2023 8:03 AM

Got three kits for $75 (keep in mind I am in Canada where kits can cost almost double what they do in the US.). He really wanted to get rid of them. There are probably another 10 or so including a couple of Tamiya 1/350 battleships with full photoetch add on kits that I may just go in with $500 cash and offer for the whole works.

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by Est.1961 on Monday, March 13, 2023 11:26 AM

Very good deal thats about 50 euros to me; 17 euros each at that scale is a real result.

Happy building 

 

  • Member since
    December 2022
  • From: Canada
Posted by Tcoat on Monday, March 13, 2023 11:49 AM

Est.1961

Very good deal thats about 50 euros to me; 17 euros each at that scale is a real result.

Happy building 

 

 

Yep. Unelss I lucked out and found any of these on a shelf someplace I would be looking at an easy $150 for the truck and $100 each for the planes. That of course is if had to bring over from the USA and includes shipping and duty costs. Could probably find some in Canada but even then would pay more and still have shipping costs. 

  • Member since
    December 2022
  • From: Canada
Posted by Tcoat on Monday, March 13, 2023 12:16 PM

DRUMS01

I've been wanting one of these ever since I built the 1/72 by Revell in the 70's. Finally, it's in my scale.

Without getting too much into it, I looked at the plastic and the mold quality and detail looks fantastic. 

 

OMG!

I have wanted to do this with a river patrol boat for years. Had no clue they were making one!

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, March 13, 2023 2:45 PM

Great scores Tony.  I've never actually seen that Truck before.

Tamiya does a 1/35 PBR... dio coming

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2022
  • From: Canada
Posted by Tcoat on Monday, March 13, 2023 4:11 PM

keavdog

Great scores Tony.  I've never actually seen that Truck before.

Tamiya does a 1/35 PBR... dio coming

 

Yep. I have an 80% complete PBR that I started years ago and then just put aside for one reason or another. Not that anybody ever does that ...

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, March 13, 2023 10:34 PM

You guys got some really good acquisitions! I really like the big scale Skycrane!

 

This past weekend was the local model swap meet out at the American Legion Hall in Glendale. I went by and picked up these two kits

 

 

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 9:16 PM

Cool additions guys!!! 

Tcoat: The newer Hasegawa 1/32nd kits are really nice. You're going to love the Ki-84! 

SP: Very cool! My first 1/35th kit was one of the Italeri kits in orange stripe Testor's boxes. They're nice kits even today. 

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 9:50 PM

Gamera, I sure love those Testors yellow striped boxed armor kits. All of them were really good for their time, and hold up well enough today. I still have plenty more in my stash. 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Friday, March 17, 2023 10:17 AM

My latest arrivals

I bought this the first week of January from sealmodels.com (located in Hong Kong, I believe) and opted for the surface shipping.  Just came last week.  I was seriously wondering if the boat had sunk.

I wasn't really thinking about either of these old Monogram kits.  I recalled a couple of things that spurred me to go ahead and get these.  Way back in 1979, when I was 12, I was really starting to lose my interest in models for more appropriate things at that age, like baseball and my 8mm movie camera (girls were probably a year or two away). I saw that Messerschmitt in a store, had enough money on me to get it, but opted not to.  Thus I never built a 262 until Tamiya's release many, many years later.  As for the P-61, I had built that one when it came out, I had built it again a few years later, and then again within the last 15 years.  The fact that this was an original 1974 release that still had the Shep Paine diorama sheet included was what did it, as I have collected as many of the SP inserts that I could find.  When I was a kid, I only really built airplanes, so I never encountered any SP inserts in armor kits, but I have most of the airplane kits (B-17, B-24, B-25, B-26, C-47, and now P-61).

I'm gonna have to seriously consider stopping my purchases, as I had to reorganize my stash just to get these additions in there.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, March 17, 2023 11:42 AM

Sprue Brothers Meng sale last weekend....  the f-4g looks really nice

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Friday, March 17, 2023 5:14 PM

Today for my 75th, our youngest son (52) bought me this.. As I already have one and built it in Rothmans style decals, I've ordered some Bastos decals, used in the Belgian Rally Champs at the same period.

 

The other part of my present was the Airfix Bond Bug, which in 1/32nd is due out in June. I remember them on the streets in the day!

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    February 2011
Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 2:35 PM
I was planning to stop buying so many models but all of these showed up! To be fair these have been my purchases since mid January.

  

  

  

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 3:03 PM

Very impressive haul Greysnake

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 8:33 PM

Yeah that's some nice stuff guys, esp your haul Greysnake! 

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 5:40 PM

Just arrived. Woohoo. I picked up two 

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 6:36 PM

Oh that's nice TJ! Great model and cool subject!  

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

 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 6:37 PM

Agreed,great addition TJ

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, March 25, 2023 9:28 PM

Okay I said NO MODELS until I make a serious dent in my hoar- um stash... 

I've been on a big Soviet/Russian AFV bing lately so I got this wild hare to build an Ukranian T-64.

So, sigh, here I go again....... 

 

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 3:36 PM

My latest came in this week:

I built the Dornier way back in the mid-70s shortly after it first came out. My parents had just divorced, and I was not in a good place at the time.  I was 7 or so.  My mom picked it up for me, maybe just to give me something to do, who knows.  That build didn't survive for long, as I don't really have any other memories of it.  Since I've built the Tamiya Arrow, I plan to build this one in the two-seat configuration, which I believe was called the Anteater.

Oh, the Mosquito.  I had never actually planned to get that one since I did the Airfix 1/24 kit back in about 2010.  It is a huge model, so why would I really need another slightly less huge model of the same airframe?  Yet here we are.

 
  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, March 31, 2023 11:56 AM

Squadron delivered today

 

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  • Member since
    August 2004
  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Monday, April 3, 2023 1:25 PM

This beast showed up at the post office the other day. It'll be my first attempt at 1/32 aircraft.

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