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Our Latest Acquisitions 2017-2024

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  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Monday, December 25, 2023 4:51 AM

And.... on Christmas Day from my dear lady wife of 55 years...

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, December 25, 2023 11:48 AM

Here's my gifts from my wife & daughter

 

I've heard great things about this low cost airbrush

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 25, 2023 4:38 PM

Oh wow nice stuff guys! 

John: I didn't even know they made a egg version of the Osprey. 

Pat: Cool caravan! 

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 25, 2023 4:46 PM

Well, the three I bought for myself first. Only the second Panzer III I've ever built. I figured it was time to pick up another:

And I had to pick up the Shiden after it starred in a recent movie: 

And a cool 3D printed figure of Willy Wonka. Sorry the box is just a pile of pieces so I grabbed a photo of the completed figure online. With the wild colours of his suit this one is going to be fun to paint!

And as for gifts. One of the guys in our club was cleaning out his stash and donated this to me. Very cool older kit. It's covered with so many rivets it looks like me at 8 years old with chicken pox... 

And from our IPMS Christmas party this is well... WOW!!! I feel like the Cratchets when Scrooge sends them the goose as big as Tiny Tim. Thank you Rocky!!! You blew me away there. 

And though not modeling related I took avantage of a couple of Black Friday sales to pick up a bunch of Blu-Ray boxed sets: 

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

 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, December 25, 2023 5:35 PM

Nice haul gamera,you got the Phantom !!!

  • Member since
    June 2010
Posted by 5-high on Monday, December 25, 2023 6:21 PM

Looked under the tree this morning and unwrap tree boxes.and I got three trumpeter 1/32scale delights Stick out tongue.!!!. Two bought F4u1Ds corsairs and one P47 thunderbolt Razorback!!!. My wife is the best EVER!!

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 25, 2023 6:32 PM

Thanks Tojo, we usually have a nice gift exchange but this year you could have knocked me over with a feather! 

5-high: Oh WOW!!! Big whoppin' Corsairs and a Jug! You can't beat that!!! She's a keeper for sure! 

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

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Monday, December 25, 2023 7:04 PM

John,

Congratulations on such a haul!  Wanting that Artemis model myself.  Smile

Gamera,

Nice selection!  Love the Shiden!  And especially that complete Babylon 5 box set!

Nothing under the tree for me this year, unfortunately.  Sad

Gary

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 25, 2023 9:03 PM

I'm sorry to hear that Gary. 

I'm happy now that I did order the B5 boxed set. I keep hearing about business problems with Warner Brothers. If you want one it might be a good idea to pick it up soon in case they should go belly up... 

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Tuesday, December 26, 2023 2:15 PM

My tree had some nice additions to the stash from the wife and daughter:

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 12:20 PM

Another delivery, this one that I got for myself:

I know nothing of this manufacturer, but the scalemates site listing for this kit looked pretty good, and I do love the Corsair.  Reviews claim it rivals or even bests the Tamiya kit, so there's that.  Having built two Tamiya Corsairs in this scale (48), I'll be able to judge for myself one of these days.  There are two kits in this boxing, so I'll build a -1a and a -2 (a variant I've never built).

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 2:58 PM

Nice!  That one is tempting.  Nice write up here: https://www.themodellingnews.com/2023/11/preview-three-new-items-to-enhance-your.html#more

 

Also saw somewhere that a guy was able to convert the wing fold to extended.  My understanding as the kit comes, you build and extended wing for one and  the other has to be folded.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 9:28 PM

Oh wow those are awesome Aggieman! Love me some blue planes (USN)! 

And those classic kits with the working features. I always got cement somewhere it wasn't supposed to go and cemented them solid... 

And love the new Corsair, looks like an fantastic kit! 

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

 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, January 1, 2024 2:34 PM

I updated the thread to reflect the new year.Lets keep the longest running thread going,and happy hunting in 2024

"Whoever dies with the most toys wins"

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 10:05 PM

16 days and no one bought any new models yet,must be a record.

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 11:43 PM

Tojo72

16 days and no one bought any new models yet,must be a record.

 

 
I'm sure people are buying things.  Me, I've bought a tablet (for my sister), a new processor, and will soon buy a new (used) video card.  Not modeling related, but it will help in my preparations.
 
But, if you want something model related, I picked this up a few days ago in Ollie's after-Christmas sale.  30% off.  I don't know why I did so.  Must have felt deprived of plastic...
 
 
 
Gary

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 4:06 AM

Nice acquisition,I'm sure there have been purchases too,although I have not myself.

Just trying to keep some action going here on the the site.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 9:02 PM

That's cool Gary! I've found a few cool kits at Ollies. I need to hit them again now that's it's after Christmas. 

 

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 9:05 PM

I haven't bought much recently except those 3D printed figures. 

I did get this... um... whatever it is at a club 'clear out your old deadwood kits' auction. 

Looks pretty simple and as they say 'paint it however you want'. Sorry, didn't want to pull the thing out of the plastic bags and take a chance of parts disappearing. 

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

 

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 9:50 PM

Been a while since I posted anything, so here is some stuff I got since early December.

- This one was also from Ollie's Clearance

- Something in keeping with my Churchill AVRE

- A couple of these to keep my junk organized

- A new punch set as my old one is in bad shape

- If you get a new punch set you have to get a new hammer, right?

- You can never go wrong with more quality files

- More side cutter I got for a sweet deal

- My apologies if I posted this previously, 1/18 racing Jaguar

Much more pre-ordered or in transit.

 

 

"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, January 18, 2024 5:32 AM

Hey I like the weirdo kit.

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Thursday, January 18, 2024 12:20 PM

Gamera,

I like the Weirdo kit.  Great score!

Drums,

Check Ollie's occasionally, as they have some bargains.  Also, nice tools!

Gary

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Thursday, January 18, 2024 4:44 PM

More arrivals in the mail for Jarrod and I, here we go:

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The motorcycle and rider will take one day just to remove and clean-up the molding channels, but I thought it was a nice looking piece. The A-7 Corsair cockpit is for an up and coming build.

Ben

"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
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 18, 2024 6:22 PM

Ben: Love the Centurion AVRE and German biker! And you can never have enough tools, I need some new files etc myself. 

And thanks guys. I was thinking about Freddy Flame-out at work today. I just might have to build the guy when I get some stuff off the bench. I could use a silly build to decompress a little...  

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, January 19, 2024 11:55 AM

Gary, the Wierd Oh kit was Gamera's, not mine. I like it too!

This is my first kit acquisition of the new year... This one came in yesterday’s delivery. Yeah it’s a snap together and pre painted, but I’ll still glue it and do some additional work… It looked pretty nice when I opened it up and examined the parts… I have a plan for this one!

 

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, January 19, 2024 12:23 PM

Oops! Sorry, Stik!  I don't know why I put your name down for Gamera.  Must be old age! Sad

And that's a nice TIE fighter, Gamera!  Look forward to your plan!  Wink

Gary (maybe)

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 22, 2024 6:45 PM

Tamiya glue holder and nippers I've heard great things about

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, January 22, 2024 7:28 PM

Thanks Gamera, I'm looking forward to building both of them. Here are more new arrivals, received just today.

1/24 Resin kit from China (no color callouts or instructions)

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And an interior for my Hasegawa Stuka Ju-87 G

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Next should be a box load of stuff for one of my 1/48 B-1B Lancer kits.

Ben

"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, January 23, 2024 5:18 PM

Great detail on that figure Ben.

Been waiting for one of these for a while.  Rather it be a D but I'll take it.  And it was cheap ( which usually means re-release coming... )

 

 

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 8:04 PM

Those look really cool guys! 

SP: The TiE might be pre-painted but a few washes will make the detail pop. 

Ben: Very cool figure! 

John: Cool, hope the D model comes along soon with a good price. 

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

 

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