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  • 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

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 21, 2023 8:10 PM

Oh wow John, you got a heck of a deal there!!! Congrads!!! 

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

 

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 7:39 PM

Older Monogram midget racer with Valvoline oil sponsorship for the multi time world champion Steve Kinser. This will beg for detailing. Not bad for $6.50

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Some figures for my current 1/24 steam locomotive build (came pre-painted with the google eyes and crappy paint job). Jarrod and I will fix all that. Here they are after some modifications.

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Metal parts for the current train build.

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And for the up coming helicopter build, here are some extras.

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Also bunches of paints, cement, thinners, cleaners, etc.

"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 Tuesday, August 22, 2023 8:42 PM

Love the sprint car and I just got a bunch of Kelik 3d cockpit decals - feels like cheating :o

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 8:49 PM

Oh those look nice Ben, congrads to you and Jarrod! 

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

 

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, August 24, 2023 6:27 PM

Birthday haul from my lovely wife

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Thursday, August 24, 2023 6:34 PM

  Love that aggressor viper John, very nice wife....and haulBig Smile

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    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Thursday, August 24, 2023 8:19 PM

Happy Birthday!  Wow!  Those are some great gifts from your wife. 

TJS

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    August 2022
Posted by ThanosForever on Thursday, August 24, 2023 11:04 PM

Those Tamiya F-16s are supposed to be terrific to build OOB. I wish I had them all, especially the 1/32 scales!

That Academy A-10 is new tool and it makes a very good & detailed build. There are a couple of build videos on YouTube that show it unfortunately has a few unwelcome tricks though during assembly. It looks like Tamiya's ancient Warthog still remains the easiest & least troublesome build out of all the A-10 kits available today. 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, September 4, 2023 10:49 PM

Ah krap John, sorry I missed your post- beleted Happy Birthday! Nice haul! 

 

My birthday was today so I picked out something for myself. Not a big fan of German armour but the Tiger I is classic and I haven't built one since the early '90s so I figured I ready to build another after about thirty years. Plus I have a great little set of Russian figures examining a knocked out Tiger...

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 1:39 AM

Happy belated birthday Keavdog, and happy brithday Gamera!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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    October 2013
Posted by chops1sc on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 9:40 AM

Picked this guy up while on a business trip to New England. Got it from Hobby Emporium in Mass. Great hobby shop! 

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 3:18 PM

Never can have too many Tigers

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 7:35 PM

Nope, never enough Tigers! Very true Tojo! 

Very cool add Chops! I love the modern stuff like that but I've got so much WWII and Korean War stuff the last thing I need is to get into modern AFVs too! But I hope when you get her built you'll post her in the armour forum so we can see how she came out. 

 

And thanks G! I had lobster sushi * and my mom brought me a homemade chocolate pie. Oh yeah!!!! 

 

* I'm guessing in Japan lobster sushi would probably like the California roll be considered an abomination. Still it tastes good to me. 

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 9:53 PM

Gamera

And thanks G! I had lobster sushi * and my mom brought me a homemade chocolate pie. Oh yeah!!!!  

* I'm guessing in Japan lobster sushi would probably like the California roll be considered an abomination. Still it tastes good to me. 

Well... If the lobster was watching you eat his tail as he slowly died, that would be authentic "ikizukuri sushi", an experience I do not wish to repeat.  Being raw, it tasted like bait.  Poor lobster, his antennas slowly lowered as he expired.  At least the venison "sashi-meat" I tried was already dead, so we didn't have to watch poor Bambi die.  That tasted like...raw meat.  I'll stick with the dark red tuna (maguro).

BTW, I like California roll too, so no shame!  I also love chocolate pie!  Mmmmmmm....

 

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 1:17 PM

Last week I got more robots from Japan.

A Full Armor Gundam, a recent rendition from the old MSV (Mobile Suit Variation) series:

A Barzam, redesigned for the Advance of Zeta series (manga only, no anime as of yet):

A pair of MaK Kusters in standard military scale:

And finally, a wacky looking logging machine from Patlabor:

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, September 7, 2023 7:20 PM

Ahh, I see what you mean G. I don't think I want to eat anything still alive and watching me. I just assumed the lobster sushi was some weird American concoction that the Japanese would be horrified by. 

Those are some awesome looking mechs. I love the logging machine. You don't see enough civilian heavy equipment like that. 

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, September 7, 2023 7:45 PM

Gamera,

You might be right about lobster sushi, as I had a mind-fart.  The poor lobster that was forced to watch as we ate his tail was actually served up as sashimi - just slices of raw lobster served on its now empty tail shell.  It was kind of gruesome if you think about it, like some horror movie where the victim is forced to watch as the cannibal captor dines on bits of the victim's flesh.

So what was YOUR lobster sushi like?  I have never seen lobster offered on sushi rice, but confess to knowing little about the actual range of sushi.  I do know about sea urchin, allegedly a delicacy in Japan.  It looks like orange colored snot collected from a tidepool, and smells and tastes like it!  I can't help but wonder if it is just some prank the sushi experts have played on us all these years!

On the subject of crusteaceans, the Crab-Man High Leg has a distant army relative, the HAL X-10:

I was surprised that the Crab-Man was much smaller than the hulking X-10.

 

 

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 10:31 PM

Apologies to Tojo if I'm derailing his thread with food but the lobster sushi is in the middle. 

I probably won't be ordering it again. Too expensive and I don't really like crunchy sushi. At least it wasn't alive when I ate it. You have a stronger stomach than I G, eating a critter still alive would have put off my appetite. 

The HAL-X10 is really cool! Somehow I like multi-legged mechs much better than the standard humanoid models. They just seem like they'd be way more stable to me. 

 

 

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

 

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 12:45 AM

Never tried it, but I sure liked all shell fish prior to my allergic reaction to it. Now the doctors have me swearing it off less I take a rapid trip to the hospital (sad story). 

One of these days I will have to try building one of many Bandai or mechannica robots as they sure look imaginative and futuristic (at least 10-20 years from now) Surprise

"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
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 2:08 PM

Gamera,

Thanks for posting the lobster sushi photo.  Now I know , and knowing is half the battle.  Big Smile  Crabby mechs do look  cool and appear closer to our near future than bipedal super robots.

 

 

Ben,

Watch your footing there - the anime robot kit rabbit hole is steep and slippery!  If you fall in, you may never get out!  The Maschinen Krieger (MaK) kits offer a bridge between armor and sci-fi, and they take well to heavy armor weathering techniques.

This is Wave's 1/20 Gladiator "early type", complete with show shoes, a SAFS powered suit, AND a crewman with a santa outfit:

This is Love-Love Garden's hybrid (resin + injection plastic) Kangaroo:

And here is a Jerry that I built ages ago:

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 8:07 PM

G, whoa those look cool! Hopefully Ben will get into the Ma.K. stuff instead of me since I've already got waaaaaaayyyyy too much stuff in my stash without getting into another genre.... ConfusedConfused

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, September 22, 2023 2:07 PM

Very cool Mecha stuff Neal! I look forward to when you show them off after building them!

So I have been doing lots of small purchases since my last update post on here, and now I have enough that's worth looking at...

 

For my 1/35 armor I picked up all these accessories/AM items... brass 20mm barrels for a quad Flak 38, brass engine deck screens for my current Panther project, a transmission for my Marder III to fill the open space in there, some ModelKasten T-34 tracks, and some Value Gear stowage... because you never can have enough of that stuff!

 

 

and this LAV-R, which I had been wanting for years and a guy on Armorama was selling off for a great price

 

 

Then for my aircraft I had been wanting one of the old Revell 1/32 FW-190D's for along time, and again found a good deal for one

 

 

and some decals for the Dora, plus for a few other aircraft in my stash...

 

 

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, September 22, 2023 5:03 PM

Are you doing a Kingfisher??  Cool - I have all the stuff to do one.

AND - speaking of T-33s, which kit are those decals for?  There's the old hawk and derivatives and the newer GWH.  Need one for my trainer collection so I'm told Stick out tongue

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, September 22, 2023 9:08 PM

keavdog

Are you doing a Kingfisher??  Cool - I have all the stuff to do one.

AND - speaking of T-33s, which kit are those decals for?  There's the old hawk and derivatives and the newer GWH.  Need one for my trainer collection so I'm told Stick out tongue

 

I have the Hi Tech Kingfisher version in my stash to do one day. I am thinking of just adding other details from my spares and scratched from Evergreen styrene to dress it up more, plus a resin engine that I've picked up. The decal set has the marking for USS Arizona Kingfishers from just before the attack. Thas my plan... just dont know when yet...

I have the Hobbycraft Korean War T-33 in my stash for this decal set. The kit decals are weak. And yes, you do need a T-33 in your trainer collection... Wink

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, September 25, 2023 1:29 PM

stikpusher

Very cool Mecha stuff Neal! I look forward to when you show them off after building them!

Then for my aircraft I had been wanting one of the old Revell 1/32 FW-190D's for along time, and again found a good deal for one

Hey Stik, it will be interesting to see you dive into that Dora - I was still in elementary school the last time I saw a fresh one on the shelf!

A friend who lives in Japan visited this weekend bearing gifts (omiyage), and in traditional Japanese fashion, my cup runneth over.

A "buggy" looking mobile suit from "Victory Gundam:

A Desert Type Zaku, my favorite Zaku variant:

A Barzam from "Advance of Zeta", much nicer than the original from "Zeta Gundam", which looked like someone pulled a wedgie on it:

A nice, tiny 1/200 model of the 1:1 Gundam that stands in Yokohama:

And finally, a shogun dude that is given to visitors who tour the Tamiya Shizuoka factory:

My overly generous friend also had lunch with Mr Tamiya, the lucky bugger!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 12:18 PM

WOW Real G, that would sound like an ultimate modeling vacation, with lunch to boot. 

I bought this kit early in my modeling tenure (around 1966) and botched it all up, but I really liked the kit. Here we are today with a re-release so I just had to have it again. Perhaps I can do just a little better on the build this time. Check out the "goodies" that come with it!

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"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
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 12:58 PM

Ben,

 

WOW, full gang-banging acessories... you won't see that in a new tol release!  When other modelers see those "extras", they are going to want to have... a piece of the action:

"Right Spocko?"

"Riiiight."

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 2:52 PM

Drums,

That sounds like an interesting kit.  They really went all out with the details.

Pat

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    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 4:35 PM

On it's way, Hasegawa Lancia Delta Integralle WRC 1992

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