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  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, May 25, 2023 12:28 PM

Oh you guys crack me up!  I took a shallow dive into the Googleverse, and came up with the following on the DML M103:

Turret has shape problems, turret location on hull is wrong, gun is too short, and pointiness of the hull nose is off.  There were some other smaller things like cheaping out on the differences between the A1 and A2 variants and proportion discrepancies.

Still no reliable review of the Takom kits.  You'd think the Red Line Brigade would be out in force by now.

I must confess that I haven't even opened the huge box yet.  For all I know, there could be a box tortoise inside!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 29, 2023 10:15 PM

Looks like a M103 to me.... 

 

As I said I don't normally do modern stuff but after watching several videos on YouTube about the Ukainian invasion I bought a few more related kits. 

The T-72B3, listed as the most common Russian tank used in the invasion. Typical Meng quality plus the mine plow adds interest. 

And a bunch of modern Russian figures from AliExpress. I'm wondering if they were ripped them off from someone else but I've not seen the originals. Not sure what's blurred out but they're really nice figures. 

 

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 4:47 PM

A kit, that might turn into a Nascar truck..

And decals..

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 8:00 PM

Nice addition Pat, those older NASCAR kits actually had some good detail for the price and could be used for numerous other race vehicles. 

I was fortunate enough to find a good deal on another armor kit and figs. This is really something for me,...building armor. See what participating in theese group builds will do to a car guy!?

Been looking and waiting for this one for a while:

Ben (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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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 8:35 PM

Should be an interesting build Ben

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 9:19 PM

Yeah those are cool Pat, I really like the Subaru decals. 

And love those Ben! I've the Churchill AVRE (Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers) with the morter but your version with the bridge and fascine carrier is super cool. And that set of British tankers- great set, I've used them twice on different tanks here. 

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Saturday, June 3, 2023 11:32 AM

Garage sale find.  2 1/32 kits and a 1/48.  All in unopened Sprue bags.  Decals look good.  Also got a Montex mask for the 1/32 Zero for $4.  All in for $120.  I think that's around the retail price just the Zero.  

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, June 3, 2023 11:36 AM

Oh Ben, see what you have done?  Now I have to get that Miniart British tank crew set for my Churchill AVRE!  Armor is a fascinating genre.  Me and my friends call it "cross contamination".  Stick out tongue

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, June 3, 2023 1:37 PM

wpwar11

Garage sale find.  2 1/32 kits and a 1/48.  All in unopened Sprue bags.  Decals look good.  Also got a Montex mask for the 1/32 Zero for $4.  All in for $120.  I think that's around the retail price just the Zero.  

Man,that Zero alone is almost worth that !!!

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, June 5, 2023 2:35 PM

Ben, you should have a great project with that Churchill and those Miniart crew figures. I'm a big fan of those Miniart crew figure sets!

WP, that's a great trio of fighter kits!

Well I haven’t bought any new kits for awhile… but I have been picking up supplies. AZ AMPS meets a few miles away from Andy’s Hobby HQ, so after meetings, the club will stop in for a bit. I picked up a few items on my last visit

 

 

Then this past weekend, we made a visit to So.Cal. for a quick family visit, and made a quick run to Brookhurst Hobbies. Man have I missed that shop with its huge selection and on hand inventory. Time was limited, so I couldn’t browse kits, but I did grab a few more supplies

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 4:12 PM

I bought a new kit last night. Well, I actually bought a few raffle tickets for the monthly raffle at IPMS last night and won this classic

 

 

Woohoo! 

 

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: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 5:05 PM

1/32, interesting addition.

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 8:18 PM

Tojo72

1/32, interesting addition.

 

Im a bit nostalgic about old 1/32 armor 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
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 9:45 PM

I know what you mean about the old 1/32 armor kits.  I recently picked up several of the old Monogram 1/32 armor kits from an estate sale.

TJS

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Thursday, June 8, 2023 11:32 AM

This was delivered whilst we were in Calgary over the weekend. Yes another Scooby but the hatchback version Sti. I wonder how it will look with factory WRC decals on it?

 

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, June 8, 2023 12:25 PM

A box with a big bug, a dinosaur, and a steel cat and man dropped the other day:

Tetsujin 28 (Ironman 28) is for a friend who loves the "Super Robot" genre.  The other oddball kits are mine.  All mine.  Stick out tongue

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Friday, June 16, 2023 2:52 PM

I'll try to shorten it to 90 swb version.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, June 16, 2023 3:06 PM

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, June 17, 2023 11:06 AM

Yes John don't rub it in! Jadlam models email just dropped into the inbox, with just that kit, Blast! 

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  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Sunday, June 18, 2023 2:11 AM

From our youngest son for Father's Day here in the UK, another classic rally car kit I shall enjoy building.

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  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, June 19, 2023 7:41 PM

More paints from Andy’s and Hobby Lobby… Resin stowage items from eBay

 

 

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 Saturday, June 24, 2023 4:23 PM

Bagged this today at 1/2 price, already started from ebay UK!

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, June 24, 2023 8:37 PM

Pat is loading up with kits!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, June 24, 2023 9:46 PM

Yeah G, Wpwar, SP, and Pat you're finding some choice merchandise!!! 

 

Kudos!!!

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 7:25 PM

Okay, okay, I SAID I wasn't going to order anything new till Christmas. 

Well, that's shot now. 

I placed an order with HLJ and all the cool stuff came in last week. I finally got around to taking photos...

Okay, Real G, this is YOUR FAULT!!! It looks like an awesome kit in the box. Looking forward to getting a start on him...

 

And this is your fault Greysnake, such an oddity, when I saw the Japanese Tiger I had to have it!!! 

All joking aside I love you guys, you have great taste!!!

 

And to fill out the order, a British tank destroyer prototype from the '50s with a 183mm gun. The biggest friggin' anti-tank gun EVAR!!! Sadly common sense prevailed and it was canceiled... 

 

And I'm not sure what is but it was cool looking!!! So what the heck, I'm on a bit of a robot/cyborg obsession these days. I need to start building this stuff before the obsession dies though....

 

  

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Thursday, June 29, 2023 4:21 PM

Possibly the last buy this year as my annual budget is now spent!

Remember , common sense is not common.

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, June 29, 2023 9:01 PM

Nice stuff Gam - shoulda pulled the trigger on the big gun.

Pat - I expect a 16 car rally dio with all these cars you're building

I have a few of these 3d cockpit 'decals' from the other guys but I thought I'd try these as well.  Truth be told I've yet to use a 3d decal  :whistle: 

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Friday, June 30, 2023 10:07 AM

Yes John of course! If only I had the space.

Remember , common sense is not common.

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    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, June 30, 2023 10:50 AM

Japanese Tiger,that's pretty interesting.

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 30, 2023 9:01 PM

Those look cool guys! 

I haven't tried the 3D decals yet John but those look really nice in the bags! 

And yeah that 183mm British gun was friggin' insane. I kinda wish they'd went ahead and built them beyond the prototype. But common sense preveiled plus guilded missiles could do the same job. But a friggin' TWELVE TON giant cannon, what's there not to love!?!?! 

Tojo: Yeah it's nuts! I wanna do mine in Japanese three-tone camo. It'll really look strange... 

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

 

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