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  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, June 30, 2023 10:01 PM

Gamera

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...

Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!  My work here is done.  Devil

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 30, 2023 11:22 PM

LOL Real G! 

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2004
  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Monday, July 3, 2023 11:34 AM

Picked up this behemoth from the post office last week. Twenty nine sprues and 1300 plus parts. And if I ever finish it, I then have to find a place to put it.

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Cary

 


  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, July 6, 2023 10:23 PM

Oh WOW Cary, that's friggin' epic!!! 

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Saturday, July 8, 2023 8:15 AM

Several new additions to the stash have come in during the last week or so.  Mostly old kits.

I have been acquiring all of the old Monogram baby blue box kits that were available when I was real young.  This one appeared to be one of those, but upon inspection, it was a re-release from the late 90s. Oh well.

Always loved this movie.  I remember almost buying this kit with my allowance several times, but never did because I had built the kit under different boxings several previous times.  And despite having two of those older boxings in my current stash, this time I pulled the trigger on getting it.

And there was no way I was going to resist getting this one:

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, July 8, 2023 5:08 PM

That TBD is going to be awesome

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 11:00 PM

Picked this up on ebay.  I'd like to see more printed sets like these blackbox resin kits

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, July 13, 2023 2:41 PM

Nice score John! Ive never tried using one of those Black Box resin sets. Do you plan on building the F-104 soon?

As for myself, since it was my birthday a couple of weeks ago I went looking on eBay for an old kit and put several on my watch list. One seller sent me a 'special offer' and I made a lower counter offer which he accepted. Yee Haw! The kit arrived a couple of days ago, and while the box shows its age, inside the parts trees are still sealed in their plastic baggies and look in excellent condition... It even comes with a water buffalo tank trailer! Now to find some suitable figures to populate it.

 

 

A slightly belated birthday gift self purchase ;)

 

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       - Plankton

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  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 6:17 PM

Well I blew my modeling budget for the next few months.

I've picked up a bunch of old Monogram kits from eBay and Kitlinx, all of which I built several times as a kid.  And honestly, I think I bought these to add to my boxart collection and to have kits for my new grandson, due in October, to build when he gets old enough.

Yeah, I way over-spent on kits.  So no more posts from me for a while (as I eyeball a couple of ICM kits coming some time this year, a Sally and a Marauder).Crying

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 7:12 PM

Ohhh those are cool guys!!! 

Aggie, I think you're buying the whole hobby store! Love those, the kits I grew up with too! 

I picked up these zimmerit tools off Ali Express. Don't know how they'll work but they're interesting looking:

And again I didn't need to add anything else either but what the heck:

Two 3D printed John Wick figures: this one in 1/10th scale I think - about 6inchs/15cm tall in the chair:

And the standing figure about four inches/ 10cm tall: 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 7:46 PM

Aggieman

Well I blew my modeling budget for the next few months.

I've picked up a bunch of old Monogram kits from eBay and Kitlinx, all of which I built several times as a kid.  And honestly, I think I bought these to add to my boxart collection and to have kits for my new grandson, due in October, to build when he gets old enough.

Yeah, I way over-spent on kits.  So no more posts from me for a while (as I eyeball a couple of ICM kits coming some time this year, a Sally and a Marauder).Crying

 

Man Stephen, it's like you went back to the five and dime I used to go to when I was 10 and bought out the store!  That should keep you busy for a bit.  Can't wait to see your magic on these.

Thanks,

John

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 7:48 PM

Gamera

Ohhh those are cool guys!!! 

Aggie, I think you're buying the whole hobby store! Love those, the kits I grew up with too! 

I picked up these zimmerit tools off Ali Express. Don't know how they'll work but they're interesting looking:

And again I didn't need to add anything else either but what the heck:

Two 3D printed John Wick figures: this one in 1/10th scale I think - about 6inchs/15cm tall in the chair:

And the standing figure about four inches/ 10cm tall: 

 

Wow those are pretty good likeness.  

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 4:53 AM

Ooops, forgot one of those old Monogram kits that I recently grabbed:

 
GAF
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    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 1:12 PM

Aggieman

Ooops, forgot one of those old Monogram kits that I recently grabbed:

What?  No Stuka?  Wink

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 2:09 PM

GAF

 

 
Aggieman

Ooops, forgot one of those old Monogram kits that I recently grabbed:

 

 

What?  No Stuka?  Wink

 

Ha ha.  I already have that boxing in my stash.

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 6:12 PM

OMG!  Back in the sixties they had posters of some select Monogram kits and that Stuka box top was one of them.  The British Typhoon was another one.  Wish I had those posters again.  Monogram's box art definitely motivated me to buy their kits(along with their price)

TJS

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 6:54 PM

John: Yeah, I'm really impressed by the likeness. Even better than it's not an official product. 

 

And those Spits and Ju-87s are cool! I grew up too on those kits! 

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Thursday, July 27, 2023 1:45 PM

A belated birthday present from March, released at last..

Remember , common sense is not common.

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, July 27, 2023 10:05 PM

Wow that looks cool Pat! 

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2022
Posted by ThanosForever on Saturday, July 29, 2023 12:14 AM

Aggieman

Well I blew my modeling budget for the next few months.

I've picked up a bunch of old Monogram kits from eBay and Kitlinx, all of which I built several times as a kid.  And honestly, I think I bought these to add to my boxart collection and to have kits for my new grandson, due in October, to build when he gets old enough.

 

Yeah, I way over-spent on kits.  So no more posts from me for a while (as I eyeball a couple of ICM kits coming some time this year, a Sally and a Marauder).Crying 

 

I have a distinct memory from childhood of this great venerable kit. A friend of mine had it and built it. It met the horrible fate typical of models in the possession of eleven-year old boys with too much energy & too limited of an intelligence who also happen to have access to firecrackers. It was a shame because the kid who built/nuked it actually did a fairly good job on it for someone that age. It annoyed me greatly as I'd already become a WW2 buff by that age, and ruining one of the better kits of the era in such a stupid way just seemed so wrong. Angry

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Saturday, July 29, 2023 8:54 AM

What a great kit from our youth.  The rotating ball turret and when you opened the bomb bay doors the torpedo dropped out!  Parents would buy it for you on Friday night at Woolworths and by Saturday afternoon you were "playing" with it with your friends.  What fun back then when you didn't count rivets or worry about super accuracy.

TJS

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Monday, July 31, 2023 10:51 AM

Bought as seen/already opened.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 9:27 PM

I'm not much of an auto guy but you find the coolest stuff Pat! 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 9:39 PM

PatW

Bought as seen/already opened.

 

Cool Pat.  Who makes that one?  A little inspiration

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Wednesday, August 2, 2023 10:29 AM

That's Fujimi, keavdog and low priced being sold by a charity ebay auction.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Wednesday, August 2, 2023 10:30 AM

Just delivered from ebay. These are some of my most popular kits as they are easy to build and come in various styles or enable conversion. The date on the box is 1975 and the price sticker was £1.35!

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, August 2, 2023 9:53 PM

Last night was our IPMS Chapter swap meet. I took several kits to sell, but there was no interest for my offerings. But I did find this classic. I think between the new Tamiya F-4B, and the not quite as recent Academy F-4B kits, these ones were bound to show up at kit swap meets for now bargain prices…

 

 

Finally I have a 1/48 F-4B for my collection!

 

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 Thursday, August 3, 2023 5:41 AM

Love those Hasegawa Phantoms enjoyed building them in the early 2000's,

Enjoy Beer

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 3, 2023 6:27 PM

Yeah I love those Hasegawa Phantoms, phantastic addition to your collection SP!

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, August 21, 2023 7:33 AM

Stole this one on Amazon of all places.  I read a great review of this kit and followed a recent build thread.  I've always loved the 240Z - buddy of mine in high school had one.  Back then there were three of us that hung out and it was rock paper scissor to decide who got shotgun.  Third dude had to curl up behind the seats under the glass.... not fun after a night of drinking lol.   Anyhow this kit goes for $55 and I saw it 'used' on Amazon for $21 with free shipping (Amazon Prime).  I was curious and took the risk because of the subject and reviews.  Showed up today and all the parts are factory sealed in their original bags.  Amazed - I will hunt for 'used' kits on Amazon!

Thanks,

John

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