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Posted by Tcoat on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 5:44 PM

PatW

On one of the parts it says, 2007.

 

Interesting. Scalemates shows that box as the 1981 release. Makes sense since it is a Matchbox. The next release is in 2021 as an AMT again. 

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Posted by knox on Friday, April 28, 2023 6:13 PM

My purchases today.  I took the day off to get new tires put on the wife's car.  Guess I should have gone to work.  When I retire in a few months ( or weeks ), I look forward to having stuff to show in the " figure" category.  I haven't played any games with them yet, but our group plays every Tuesday, with an occasional Saturday, all day tournament.  

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 28, 2023 7:33 PM

Thanks Pat & Tcoat, I was wondering if it were a reissue or an original kit from the '80s. 

Knox: Those are cool! Nothing like a good game with figures you painted yourself. 

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

 

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Posted by PatW on Sunday, April 30, 2023 4:21 PM

Another find, this time on ebay here in the UK..

Remember , common sense is not common.

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Posted by PatW on Thursday, May 4, 2023 4:42 PM

Waited  nearly 12 months..

Remember , common sense is not common.

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Posted by lurch on Friday, May 5, 2023 12:08 AM

Those look cool Pat. I like them.

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Posted by PatW on Friday, May 5, 2023 4:58 PM

Again ebay uk have come up with a used Tamiya 2005 WRC Scooby, not in the standard metallic blue moulding! But in white, so it may well be totally different from the box art!

  

Remember , common sense is not common.

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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, May 8, 2023 3:41 PM

Those are all some nice classic choices PatW. 

I'm leaning towards similar purchases like Keavdog recently, this time I got a wonderful deal on a Trumpter 1/35 CH-47A Chinook.

It will go well with the CH-54A Tarhe.

DRUMS01

"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

 

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, May 8, 2023 5:18 PM

DRUMS You have to post your shelves!

Thanks,

John

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 8, 2023 7:04 PM

PatW

Waited  nearly 12 months..

 

Those car kits look awesome Pat! Esp this one, seems to be almost impossible to find, congrads on getting yours! 

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

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 8, 2023 7:05 PM

DRUMS01

Those are all some nice classic choices PatW. 

I'm leaning towards similar purchases like Keavdog recently, this time I got a wonderful deal on a Trumpter 1/35 CH-47A Chinook.

It will go well with the CH-54A Tarhe.

DRUMS01

 

Wow those are awesome too Ben! That skycrane must be gigantic in 1/35th! 

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

 

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, May 8, 2023 9:40 PM

Those are two giant whirlybird kits!!! Surprise I do hope that you have plenty of display space for those two!

 

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: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Friday, May 12, 2023 1:49 PM

I have 3 new additions (actually, 5) to the stash.  I've continued my pursuit of old Monogram kits in the baby blue boxes.

Note the 2 written on the box top.  Yes, there are 2 kits squeezed into the box.  The box is in bad shape, but cut it some slack as it is 50+ years old.  The decals are likely unusable, and there are no instructions, but I'll get those from scalemates.com.

Unlike the Huey, Monogram includes 2 Cobra choppers in this release.

I didn't go looking for another Spitfire.  I've built the old Revell 1/32 kit in recent years, as well as one of Tamiya's 32nd scale releases.  I have no less than 4 1/48 Spitfires in my stash.  But when I looked at the instructions on scalemates.com for this kit, saw that this comes from a new company with strong ties to Wing Nut Wings, and saw some of the detail that is included in this kit, I shrugged and said, yep, I must have this.  So here it is.  It looks good in the box, but I will say that it is not Tamiya-level detail.  For one thing, there is no engine included in this kit.  But Tamiya didn't produce a Mk. 1a in 32nd scale.
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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, May 12, 2023 2:12 PM

Nice trio of scores Aggie! Ive been wanting one of those Monogram early Hueys for a long time!

 

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: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, May 12, 2023 6:44 PM

This just in.  Weird stuff, as usual.

The T-54-1 intrigues me as it, like the T-44, is a "missing link" between WW II and Cold War Soviet tanks.

The rest intrigues me equally as well.  Stick out tongue

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Friday, May 12, 2023 7:39 PM

Aggieman, the box art on those early Monogram boxes were great!  I remember building that 1/48 Huey at least twice as a kid.  Like you I've been "collecting" some old Aurora & Monogram kits most recently from an estate sale and  I picked up several of the old 1/32 Monogram armor kits.  Keep them coming Aggieman!

TJS

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, May 14, 2023 8:54 PM

Aggieman: Those fifty year old boxes look in better shape than the fifty-two year old me... Congrads! And I LOVE Heart the big Spit! 

Real G: Those are all awesome!!! I esp like the T-54 and mech though! 

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

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, May 18, 2023 7:32 PM

I hope these guys make more stuff.  Really nice

 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Sunday, May 21, 2023 6:53 AM

My latest addition is Great Wall Hobby's P-40B Warhawk.

The box is far larger than it really needed to be for this particular warbird, even in 1/32nd scale.  If it wasn't already the case, this addition definitely makes the P-40 the top kit in my stash/built collection.  Off the top of my head, I count 2 in 1/72nd, 3 in 1/32nd, and at least 13 in 1/48th.

I didn't expect this kit to arrive yesterday.  Got it from an eBay seller in China, and the estimated arrival date was some time in August.  Guess they need better shipping estimators over there.

 
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Posted by knox on Sunday, May 21, 2023 8:48 AM

 These beauties arrived yesterday.  Not sure what I did here, but glad the picture posted. 

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Posted by knox on Sunday, May 21, 2023 8:59 AM

Aggieman, that P-40 is an amazing kit.  I took this picture at a model show in March.  Crazy amount of detail.  Hope you have a lot of fun building it.  

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, May 21, 2023 2:14 PM

knox

 These beauties arrived yesterday.  Not sure what I did here, but glad the picture posted. 

 

Phantoms!  Gotta have at least 3 :)

Thanks,

John

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, May 21, 2023 11:32 PM

Ohhhhhhhhh P-40s are awesome and you can never have enough Phantoms!!! 

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

 

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, May 22, 2023 5:10 PM

Antidote to Monday Blues:

Oh look - it's Gamera!!!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, May 22, 2023 5:44 PM

A Nice delivery for sure

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 7:57 PM

Those look so cool Real G! I've got the Dragon/DML M103 but knowing the quality of Takom I'd expect this one is probably much better. 

And what can I say about the star there!?!?! I really want to see how you're going to paint and weather the figure. 

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

 

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 8:46 PM

Gamera,

The DML M103 got some bad press from the experten, although I do not know enough about the actual vehicle to be able to readily see the problem areas.  I have not seen any scathing reviews of the Takom kit yet, but you never know!

I'm going to try to get Gamera assembled and ready for paint by this weekend, so stay tuned!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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  • From: Canada
Posted by Tcoat on Thursday, May 25, 2023 8:55 AM

Real G

Gamera,

The DML M103 got some bad press from the experten, although I do not know enough about the actual vehicle to be able to readily see the problem areas.  I have not seen any scathing reviews of the Takom kit yet, but you never know!

I'm going to try to get Gamera assembled and ready for paint by this weekend, so stay tuned!

 

 

The glacis plate should be angled at precisely 12.2 degrees. That one is clearly 12.24 degrees and this makes the kit useless. I will throw it away for you for $5.

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Posted by armornut on Thursday, May 25, 2023 9:00 AM

   Not an expert on that particular kit however the green plastic that it is molded in is the wrong color, it should be more yellow. I agree with Tcoat...kit should be trashed. I'll pay shipping.Stick out tongue

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by Tcoat on Thursday, May 25, 2023 9:18 AM

armornut

   Not an expert on that particular kit however the green plastic that it is molded in is the wrong color, it should be more yellow. I agree with Tcoat...kit should be trashed. I'll pay shipping.Stick out tongue

 

 

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