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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 7:58 PM

Oh wow nice stuff guys!!! 

 

And your friend got to meet Tamiya-san Real G!!!!!! 

I am green with envy!!! 

 

Well, more green than usual...... 

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 8:06 PM

Gamera

Oh wow nice stuff guys!!! 

 

And your friend got to meet Tamiya-san Real G!!!!!! 

I am green with envy!!! 

 

Well, more green than usual...... 

 

Yeah we were all green.  Super green with envy.

It was just by chance too.  My friend said when he saw Mr Tamiya, they smiled and bowed, and then Mr T came over and started a conversation.  They must have hit it off well, because he was invited to have lunch with Mr T and his staff.  Afterwards he was given a private tour of the facilities by the designers and engineers!

Urayamashii (envious).

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 8:15 PM

Real G

 

 
Gamera

Oh wow nice stuff guys!!! 

 

And your friend got to meet Tamiya-san Real G!!!!!! 

I am green with envy!!! 

 

Well, more green than usual...... 

 

 

 

Yeah we were all green.  Super green with envy.

It was just by chance too.  My friend said when he saw Mr Tamiya, they smiled and bowed, and then Mr T came over and started a conversation.  They must have hit it off well, because he was invited to have lunch with Mr T and his staff.  Afterwards he was given a private tour of the facilities by the designers and engineers!

Urayamashii (envious).

 

OMG!!! A private tour!!!!! 

ARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!  

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Friday, September 29, 2023 2:19 PM

A few more have come in over the last several weeks:

Even though I already had the initial Eduard F4F-3, I had wanted to build an FM-2, so I went ahead and got this one.

A few more eBay scores:

Original boxing Monogram Mosquito:

Original boxing Monogram Hurricane:

One that I've long wanted to build, a space shuttle.  When I found this for less than $30 total, I snapped it up.

I also acquired another Monogram P-47D (bubble top), but won't be taking a box photo since it came in a "Young Modeler's Club" box with no artwork.  I only got that one because one of the other boxings of this kit that I have is missing a gear door.  As it turns out, this YMC boxing is missing a different gear door, but between all of boxings I have of this one, I should have every thing I need to perhaps mold the 2 missing parts myself (which will be a first for me).

Just this week, I welcomed my first grandchild into this world!  Our oldest and his wife delivered a healthy baby boy on Tuesday this week.  So I think my acquring all these old original boxings of Monogram kits has been done with my grandson in mind.  Just gotta give him a few years.

Also picked up a set of FOD covers for a 1/32 F-15E Eagle that I will be building once I get the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 TOS off my workbench.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, September 29, 2023 5:46 PM

Love the box art on those original Monogram kits.

Thanks,

John

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 2, 2023 11:18 PM

Oh wow those are nice Aggieman! 

Love the Shuttle, I had two kits back when I was a kid but both were much smaller. 

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

 

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    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, October 7, 2023 4:48 PM

And this for a pick-up truck conversion!

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, October 15, 2023 11:22 PM

Pat, that should be interesting to see how you accomplish.  Are you going to make it a hippie truck using all those decals?

Earlier last week during the 20% sprue brothers sale I snagged the A321Neo for $17 and stocked up on Alclad

This weeks orders showed up

Had the wrong canopy masks for the Texan I'm working on.  Decals for the Airbus321 neo arrived.  And pretty excited to score this Corsair set to do either Hudner or Browns Corsair.  Don't have too many Korean war subjects. I have the HobbyBoss kit in the stash

 

Thanks,

John

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    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Monday, October 16, 2023 8:30 AM

Well keavdog, I've yet decided what decals if any to show on a commercial pick-up truck! We'll have to see what mess I make of the conversion first!

Now before that......

One NuNu Volvo S40 BTCC, 1997 Brands Hatch Winner. Pre-ordered in January 2022, in stock today and delivered. One year and ten months ago!

 

Remember , common sense is not common.

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    January 2022
Posted by Project510 on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 6:19 PM

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 7:04 PM

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, October 27, 2023 3:16 PM

This arrived today,I'm going to use it for a Butcher Bird Group Build,thought it would be interesting to try a whitewash on an aircraft.

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, October 27, 2023 7:03 PM

That will be a unique one Tony

Thanks,

John

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 27, 2023 8:56 PM

Congrads guys! That's some nice stuff!

 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, October 27, 2023 9:03 PM

The Korean war HobbyBoss F4U-4 didn't come with any ordinance.  These look fiddly but nice.

 

And I couldn't pass this up when I saw it!  Reskit M230 chain gun

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Saturday, October 28, 2023 8:04 PM

Some more recent shopping:

The last of the original boxing Monogram 1/48 kits that I will get -

Corsair

White box Monogram Helldiver.  The reason I went for the white box over the original boxing from the early 60s has to do with a memory of getting to go to stay with my grandmother, who took me to a local store called Bottom Dollar, and there was this immense row of model airplanes.  My memory is all these blueish warplanes.  4-year-old me was in awe (and got to bring one home to boot, although I don't recall if it was the Helldiver, but I do recall that kit being on that glorious row of kits).

Then some more nostalgia kits, all Monogram (well, one is ex-Aurora I think)

This one is ex-Aurora if I remember right.  What I do recall is a couple of years in a row, I would get really sick in the early fall and miss a bunch of school.  My mom brought this one and the Flying Sub home one day to help with the loads of homework she also brought from the school.

And then in the wake of Star Wars, must-watch TV was Battlestar Galactica.  I probably built 3-4 each of these in those couple of years.

I want to say that these Galactica kits had internal mechanisms for firing plastic rockets, but perhaps I'm remembering some Mattel toys rather than these models.

The UFO and Raider came in the same lot and still had price tags of < $5.00 from a place called Toyorama.

 

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    August 2022
Posted by ThanosForever on Monday, October 30, 2023 3:59 PM

Aggieman:

The Revell (Monogram) 30th anniversary re-releases of the Colonial Viper and Cylon Raider still came with the launch ports (i.e. open holes) that were there in the original releases for shooting plastic missiles. So, yes, the originals from back in 1978 with that particular toy-like feature. I have a vague memory of when I built both those kits back around 1979/80 of having to put together some sort of internal elastic band firing mechanism before sealing the models up. Of course with toy quality of the era being questionable at best the launchers fired maybe a dozen times or so before either a plastic part inside broke or the elastics got overstretched and became effectively useless from loosening up too much.

I just did an online scroll through the Mattel BSG toys as well. I had one of the Colonial Viper Launchers from Mattel - it was this rifle-like apparatus that could fire a pair of foam Vipers at cardboard cut-outs of Cylon Raiders. They were entirely inaccurate at hitting the cutouts but they sure could fly like a son of a gun when fired. I'm pretty sure my one broke after maybe a couple of months of goofing around with it. Gotta give Mattel credit for their creativity in making up some of those toys, even if the quality of 1970's plastic products basically ensured that none of the toys would last for very long when they ended up in a kid's hands. 

 

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, October 30, 2023 5:12 PM

This one will be for the X-Files GB

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 5:25 PM

Not a kit, but our local Waitrose store is stocking Hot Wheels. So saw this and liked it, the race circuit is actually Suzuka.

I love looking at the modified Hot Wheels but can't find any parts in the UK.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Monday, November 6, 2023 4:34 PM

Another inexpensive 'already started' from ebay. Aoshima Bunka Kyozai. But what real name does it have, is it a Laurel or Cedric please? It's a Cima Y32 so I'm told.

 

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  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Thursday, November 9, 2023 5:30 AM

Another couple of kits to wrap up for our house move!

To convert to a Pick-Up as the Ebbro version is unavailable everywhere and more expensive.

This one built as is, due to it's wonderfull decals!

 

Remember , common sense is not common.

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    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Friday, November 24, 2023 4:14 PM

Just won on ebay UK...

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, November 24, 2023 4:51 PM

That one looks like fun Pat

Thanks,

John

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    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Friday, November 24, 2023 5:01 PM

Yes a 1/32 Jimmy Flintstone production. More on delivery. 

On researching I haven't found pics of a finished build, has anyone built this please?

29.11.2023 yes it arrived today!

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  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, November 27, 2023 3:46 PM

Nice Pat, you sure come up with some good purchases on the neat and vintage car scene. 

For me, I've been in an armor mood lately, so this is what I recently bought:

Kit

Tracks

Crew

 

Jarrod and I also found some nice detrailing thread at Hobby Lobby, real metal cable woven like that used for scale tank tow cables, for 1/48 and smaller:

And this set of nylon for use in 1/24 and smaller, The blue/gray hue shold be nice for tank cables. Just a little dirty wash and dry brush.

 

 

"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
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, November 30, 2023 2:01 PM

I grabbed this on Amazon

Cost   $109.00

Applied for Amazon Credit Card= $100.00 gift card

+Free Shipping from Japan

Total cost= $16.00 and change

Received on the 7th day from Japan

In my book,you can't beat that with a stick.

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, November 30, 2023 4:54 PM

Brilliant!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, November 30, 2023 9:37 PM

Oh wow, great stuff there Pat and Ben & Jarrod! 

And fantastic deal Tojo and very cool kit! 

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, December 2, 2023 4:30 PM

My wife ordered this for my Christmas Present!

I've been warned on another site that there are a lot of parts in a small area! So with shaky hands as I have it should be fun. So if I have a few jars over Christmas it should go well!

 

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, December 22, 2023 11:59 AM

That bead cord is a great find! Looks like the perfect stuff for tow & winch cables.

 

Well, I’ve had minimal modeling moejoe flowing since the beginning of November… but I have made a few purchase for when it returns…

 

I picked up both of these off eBay for lower than the prevailing prices for each item…

 

 

I’ve been wanting to try my hand on one of these large scale Tamiya figures, and I do have the uniform insignia decal sheet of theirs that includes both 1/35 and 1/16 ranks, eagles, and such…

 

 

This one was a real good price, as it did not have the instructions sheet, but I’ve already remedied that thru Scalemates… being 1/300 it should be a good sized ship on the display shelf once completed.

 

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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