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  • Member since
    August 2004
  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Monday, April 3, 2023 1:27 PM

This showed up at the post office the other day. It'll be my first foray into 1/32 aircraft and I'm looking forward to it.

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  • Member since
    December 2022
  • From: Canada
Posted by Tcoat on Monday, April 3, 2023 1:36 PM

cwalker3

This showed up at the post office the other day. It'll be my first foray into 1/32 aircraft and I'm looking forward to it.

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Very nice choice. It is on my want list so I will be watching.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 2:58 PM

Took a while but finally got here from Kyiv

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 5:32 PM

  Loved that helicopter since I saw it in World War Z. Best part of the movie IMO.

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 6:12 PM

armornut

  Loved that helicopter since I saw it in World War Z. Best part of the movie IMO.

 

I remember first seeing one in The Dogs of War... not an impressive sounding or looking machine after seeing the Hueys & Loaches of Apocalypse Now. But it sure is one sleek design. Very Euro.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 12:20 PM

A few item picked up at our local show.  The 109 and Airfix P-40 were raffle wins.

And I've been wanting an F-80.  There were a couple more, but in plastic bags and appropriate prices.  None of these were over $10-$15 (and the raffle wins cost me $20 in raffle tickets).

Gary

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 7:14 PM

Nice scores Gary! Ya gotta love the F-80 and the X-5! 

These online purchases arrived last week… for my 1/48 air forces

 

 

One can never have too many Roundels or Squadron Codes…

 

 

and these gorgeous 3-D printed TERs of the type used by F-16s finally came in from Ukraine…

 

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 Thursday, April 6, 2023 5:40 PM

Nice haul GAF.

Stik - I know where to go if I screw up my RAF decals ;)

Got this from my ebay/China connection.  Took a while but the price is worth the wait

 

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, April 6, 2023 10:36 PM

John, I'm just around the corner or over a couple of hills... Wink

 

The Hip is an excellent score!

 

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 Thursday, April 6, 2023 11:05 PM

I know where you are friend.  Been a bit of a whirlwind getting to AZ - just opened the last boxes so about stettled.  I'll ping you soon - I have some stuff for you.  And I want to see that awesome display room and sip a bit of whisky or is it whiskey ;)  Or tequilla if you're up for it.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Saturday, April 8, 2023 8:26 AM

Four more additions to the stash.  3 are a trip down memory lane.

The three old Monogram kits are among the first that I recall saving allowance for to get from one of the local shops that sold kits in the mid to late 70s.  The B-25 was still in the original shrink wrap and included the Shep Paine diorama pamphlet.  But when I picked up the box that the eBay-er shipped that Mitchell in, I heard something rattling inside.  When I looked to see what was in there, it was one of the bomb bay doors.  Looking closer at the shrink wrap, it was actually slit open along the underside, and with the box being a bit beat up, that part just slipped right out.  I'm lucky that I heard that rattling, otherwise I'd have had to find that part somehow.

The Monogram MiG and Sabre actually brings my count of those kits up to 2 each, as I had bought the combo box set of those kits a few years ago.  I figure I'll build all 4 as a combo build.

I've never built a silver-plated aircraft.  I'm thinking that plating is like the chrome plating they will do for auto models.  I will say this - that MiG is going to be real shiny.

  • Member since
    December 2022
  • From: Canada
Posted by Tcoat on Saturday, April 8, 2023 9:34 AM

Aggieman

Four more additions to the stash.  3 are a trip down memory lane.

The three old Monogram kits are among the first that I recall saving allowance for to get from one of the local shops that sold kits in the mid to late 70s.  The B-25 was still in the original shrink wrap and included the Shep Paine diorama pamphlet.  But when I picked up the box that the eBay-er shipped that Mitchell in, I heard something rattling inside.  When I looked to see what was in there, it was one of the bomb bay doors.  Looking closer at the shrink wrap, it was actually slit open along the underside, and with the box being a bit beat up, that part just slipped right out.  I'm lucky that I heard that rattling, otherwise I'd have had to find that part somehow.

The Monogram MiG and Sabre actually brings my count of those kits up to 2 each, as I had bought the combo box set of those kits a few years ago.  I figure I'll build all 4 as a combo build.

I've never built a silver-plated aircraft.  I'm thinking that plating is like the chrome plating they will do for auto models.  I will say this - that MiG is going to be real shiny.

 

With those kits you could model a 1/2 hour of my life about 10 years ago. 

 

I was out having a smoke at our factory that was located almost right at the end of the runway at the airport in Windsor Ontario and I heard this weird noise. Looked up and there was a B-25 coming. He was om approach and I don't think he was more that 200 feet over my head as he passed. About 5 minutes latter there was another weird whistling noise only this time it was a Mig 15 being closely followed by an F86. I all could think of was "well you don't see that every day". 

 

Of course it turned out there was an airshow that weekend and I just happened to be in the right place at the right time as they were arriving.  

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, April 10, 2023 8:59 PM

John, whiskey, whisky, or tequila sounds good. I have plenty of each in the bar here. Wink

Aggie, those kits are some great scores! I do love the Monogram Mitchells. The MiGs & Sabre are nice too!

So the day before yesterday at AZ AMPS, we had our meeting and another continuation of the estate sale of a local modeler who passed on late last year. All proceeds from sales are donated to Wounded Warrior Foundation, as that was the guy’s favorite charity.

So, for a good cause, I picked up these items….

 

 

This one is maybe about 30% started…

 

 

This one was barely started, maybe 5% at most…

 

 

this really nice crew set…

 

 

and this base, of which I had recently been looking for something along these lines… plus a few odds and ends that really aren’t worth taking photos of…

 

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 Thursday, April 13, 2023 9:39 PM

Nice haul Stik - I like the Cruiser.

I've seen a bunch of 106 builds lately so I jumped on the band wagon

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, April 15, 2023 3:44 PM

I'm going to try to make this my last purchase for the year unless something really special shows up.  Embarrassed

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, April 15, 2023 6:21 PM

RRRIIGHT !!!

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 6:55 AM

I am posting far too often in this thread!

My latest two additions both hail from the year of my birth, and are kits I had long sought but not found for a price I was willing to pay.  Until now.

I remember seeing a classmate building one of Monogram's civilian aircraft, whether it was this exact one I can't recall (I believe Monogram had 2 or perhaps 3 such models in their inventory), but I never did it myself.  Still, that memory has stuck with me through all these years.

Then the Blue Angels set.  I am pretty sure I built that one as a kid.  When I embarked upon acquiring all of the old Monogram baby blue box kits that were prevalent through my earliest years of building in the late 60s, early 70s timeframe, this is the one kit that seemed unattainable.  Mostly because no one ever seemed to have that one on eBay, or when they did, it was only the box or it was priced with a 3-digit number.  This seller happened to post this one for $30, so I knew I had to grab it.

I have only a few remaining baby blue box targets to acquire.

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 12:12 PM

Aggieman, I agree with you about these Monogram kits from our youth.  I built that Piper Tri-Pacer when I was a kid.  Didn't it come with a hunter and the animal that he hunted?  Great memories.

tjs

 

TJS

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 12:43 PM

MR TOM SCHRY

Aggieman, I agree with you about these Monogram kits from our youth.  I built that Piper Tri-Pacer when I was a kid.  Didn't it come with a hunter and the animal that he hunted?  Great memories.

tjs

 

 

Yeah, it includes the hunter and a dead mountain lion.

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 2:09 PM

Nice scores of classic kits Aggie! Persistence and patience have paid off for you! And not for an excessive price!Toast

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Monday, April 24, 2023 10:56 AM

A 1979 Matchbox-AMT VW Golf kit..

As it has side panels in the kit to depict a Delivery Van, I'm most likely to go that way.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    December 2022
  • From: Canada
Posted by Tcoat on Monday, April 24, 2023 2:04 PM

My second fleamarket score in a month.

Open but untouched and everything still in the bags.

$40!

Yes

$40!!

 

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Monday, April 24, 2023 3:16 PM

Great find Tcoat!. I wish that I could find bargains like that

tjs

TJS

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, April 24, 2023 5:32 PM

Tcoat

My second fleamarket score in a month.

Open but untouched and everything still in the bags.

$40!

Yes

$40!!

 

 

 

You lucky dog!!!

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    December 2022
  • From: Canada
Posted by Tcoat on Monday, April 24, 2023 6:41 PM

MR TOM SCHRY

Great find Tcoat!. I wish that I could find bargains like that

tjs

 

The guy is selling a bunch of models he got from an estate sale. Some are grossly over priced and other are  resasonable. He has had them for months and months and is slowly dropping the prices to a point where I can make an offer that isn't a pure insult. Three weeks ago the Tone kit was marked $150 and I almost offered him $120 but decided to wait since he said nobody else has even asked about them. This week it was marked $60 and I offered $40 which he jumped at. He has a Tamiya 1/350 Prince of Wales with the full upgrade set including wooden deck and turned brass gun barrells that is now down to $95 so next weekend I will offer $75. The only other thing he has that interests me (unless they go way, way down then anything interests me) is a Trumpeter 1/32 F-105D but it is still way overpriced at $150. I considered just offering him $500 but am doing better by playing the waiting game. There are none of themon my "must have" list so I won't be upset if I go and they are all gone so no hurry.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, April 24, 2023 7:26 PM

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 24, 2023 8:18 PM

Wow guys!!! 

Aggieman & SP: Cool, I had the same plane with the hunter and cougar! Couldn't remember what it was though! So has the kit never been reissued?

Pat: Ohhhh, neat! Is that a reissue or the original kit? 

Tcoat: Wow, great find!!! I look in Good Will every now and then but never find anything but old clothes and the sort of knick-knacks granny used to have a house full of. Guess I should find some time to hit flea markets.  

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Apex, NC
Posted by gomeral on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 8:34 AM

I never have any luck in flea markets - usually find open box for more than list.  Last time I was at the local market, best I found was an unopened Tamiya 1/12 Nissan Fairlady 240ZG for $200.  Pretty sure the LHS has it for less, plus I'm not really a car guy...

And Tcoat, fantastic find - congrats!

  • Member since
    January 2022
Posted by Project510 on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 1:39 PM

Went to a Hobby Lobby for the first time. Probably a bad idea knowing I have enough kits saved to last a LONG time but I couldnt resist since I am not normally in the area.

AND of course they had a 40% sale for all model kits so I came home with two. Honestly, it could have been worse. I had 6 picked out. So two was a good comprimise.

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- James

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  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 4:19 PM

On one of the parts it says, 2007.

Remember , common sense is not common.

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