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  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 8:52 PM

My first kit purchase of the year.

I missed this one when it was first released and thought it would be a ridiculous price to pay to acquire one after Kitty Hawk folded.  Apparently another manufacturer picked up the molds but retained the Kitty Hawk name.  Got it from Squadron for roughly $80.

I'm not planning too many kit purchases this year, but there will be some decals and supplies to get.

 
  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 9:55 PM

What?  Not the Monogram kit? Stick out tongue

Look forward to this one!  Big kingfisher fan

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 11:53 PM

Ohhhh, that's cool AM, glad it was reissued so you were able to pick up a copy. 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, January 26, 2024 4:56 PM

I was reading comparisons between the BF-109 and FW-190 (power, roll rate etc ) and ran into this book that looked interesting.  No pictures though  :sad:  and only covers US fighters - Corsair, hellcat, wildcat, thunderbolt, mustang & lightning.

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 26, 2024 11:24 PM

Ohhh, that looks cool John! Maybe a little dry reading but cool! 

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2023
Posted by Greysteele on Saturday, January 27, 2024 10:41 AM

Used a little christmas gift money to get a few childhood memories plus one newer kit.

Kits

https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/9m3sz26s7pbanry60qimp/2024-01-25-11.38.48.jpg?rlkey=gdm1xao8z80a56jultpavky0n&dl=0

 

"In polite society, we call our obsessions hobbies." – Stephen King

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, January 29, 2024 3:11 PM

Really like the Kingfisher a lot. I saw another manufacturer sell a 1/32 catapault for it, now that would be a show stopper.

Another update as our stuff is finally arriving from various exotic ports of call (smile).

- 1/48 B-1B update pack to include various antenna along with decoy dispensers, etc.

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- - more 1/48 B-1B Eduard detail set (internal)

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- Something totally different in 1/16

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- Another item to build and detail that will go along with the SAS Jeep and Kubelwagen.

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- and a crew for the Sd.kfz.2

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Only a few more items still inbound and we will be done.

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 Wednesday, January 31, 2024 10:22 PM

Oh those are cool guys! 

Love the Space Clipper Greysteele. I've been a big fan of 2001 for years but don't have that kit. 

And those look really nice Ben. I assume the guy climbing the cliff is one of the rangers assualting Ponte Du Hoc on D-Day? 

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

 

  • Member since
    June 2009
Posted by jimbot58 on Saturday, February 10, 2024 11:35 PM

Aggieman

My first kit purchase of the year.

I missed this one when it was first released and thought it would be a ridiculous price to pay to acquire one after Kitty Hawk folded.  Apparently another manufacturer picked up the molds but retained the Kitty Hawk name.  Got it from Squadron for roughly $80.

I'm not planning too many kit purchases this year, but there will be some decals and supplies to get.

 
 

 

Nice! I had the Monogram 1/48 scale version when I was a kid, back when I built them using tube glue and hand painted it with Pactra paints. I believe I built it with beaching gear.

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On my workbench now:

It's all about classic cars now!

Why can't I find the "Any" key on my keyboard?

 

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 4:39 PM

Picked up the kit from Andy's on sale includes a PE fret,metal barrel,and Magic Tracks.Also got dome weathering supplies to use on my my white washed Tiger.

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  • Member since
    October 2013
Posted by chops1sc on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 8:27 AM

My Takom Tiger I Big Box came in! I have already started the Otto Carius figure.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/32068090@N07/albums

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 4:56 PM

Tojo: Nice! I built the same kit years and years ago. Mine didn't come with the Magic tracks though so yours is a big improvement. 

Chops: Oh WOW!!! I saw that on Sprue Brothers this morning. Actually reasonably priced there. Three kits for the price of two plus the Carius figure!

 

I wish someone would do a T-34 box. I'd be all over that! Maybe throw in a figure of Dmitriy Lavrinenko... 

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

 

  • Member since
    October 2013
Posted by chops1sc on Friday, February 23, 2024 2:06 PM

Gamera

I wish someone would do a T-34 box. I'd be all over that! Maybe throw in a figure of Dmitriy Lavrinenko... 

 
Yeah I couldnt pass on this deal. I can see them (hopefully) doing the same thing in the future with other tanks.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/32068090@N07/albums

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 4:02 PM

Nice gets everyone. I almost pulled the trigger on Andy's "Big Box" so it will be nice to see what you do with it. 

I went to an IPMS model show last weekend. I tried to behave but just could not help myself with regards to some great prices on a few kits I always wanted but have been somewhat hard to find at a decent price (more than 50% off the aircraft, 70% off the Fire Truck, the the JoHan for $20.00). I looked at numerous armor kits but with the 1/16 stuff from Andy's on pre-order I held back.

I was going to stretch for the 1/32 but this one will do just fine.
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I've heard both good and bad regarding the fit on this one, wanted it anyway.
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This one was only $10, don't know anything about the kit but hard to say no.
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I've looked for this one for a long time. Will build as either Mickey Thompson or Blue Max, depending on what decals I can find.
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And more "stuff" for my upcoming 1/48 B-1B build..

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All in all it was a wonderful weekend with the family, church, and modeling.

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, February 27, 2024 5:01 PM

Great score on the avenger - that is an awesome kit.  I have the same in the stash.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    October 2013
Posted by chops1sc on Saturday, March 2, 2024 5:26 PM

Found a guy on Facebook clearing out his stash! Scored these for $10 each!





https://www.flickr.com/photos/32068090@N07/albums

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 3:01 PM

That's a whole lot of NASCAR!  Great buy.

 

I've got the F-104 pit and thought I'd better grab this before they disappear again

 

Also got these for my MCAS Miramar KC-130J Harvest Hawk

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 11:14 PM

 

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 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, March 7, 2024 12:46 AM

I've bought a model kit for the first time in a while; the Moebius Batwing in 1/25 scale. Now I need a 1/25 scale Batfleck to pilot it.

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Thursday, March 7, 2024 4:18 PM

Delivered today for my 76th Birthday on the 17th (St Patricks Day). Also at 22.14pm Ordered two rattle cans of Tamiya T14 Sky Blue!

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Friday, March 8, 2024 6:00 PM

Nice one Pat, that will look good...

"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
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Saturday, March 9, 2024 5:40 PM

My second purchase for the year is Hobby Boss's new B-24J Liberator.

I've read some negative reviews, but don't care.  I'm throwing this one right into my "build stash" for the year, and I believe I will build it alongside an original, still in the shrink wrap 1976 Monogram B-24J Liberator.  That will be ambitious and take up every square inch of available space on my workbench.

 
  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, March 9, 2024 5:41 PM

Nice!  Let's see the sprues.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, March 16, 2024 6:01 PM

Picked up some goodies and another X plane cause the last one was fun and easy :)

 

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 3:09 AM

From our eldest son who lives in Canada, for my 76th birthday on St Patricks Day,

 

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by Est.1961 on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 7:12 AM

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From our eldest son who lives in Canada, for my 76th birthday 

 Happy belated birthday Pat, A couple of very nice gifts there they know their old man. Yes

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 10:10 AM

I like that one Pat.  Had to look it up - a NuNu kit yes?

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 5:39 PM

Thanks guys, yes the house move collapsed, the lady we were buying from couldn't decide and took her 2 bed bungalow off the market! That's twice now, the first bungalow was lost as our buyer was furloughed, lost his Mortgage offer, that was at the begining of COVID19!

Now this one. Had to pay solicitors/surveyors fees on both too! Nearly £2000 each! Another bungalow has come up at £100,000 dearer than our 4 bed detached house! Need to find a currency printer, you know real cash!

Yes the brand is Beemax-NuNu.

 

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 8:30 PM

Sorry to hear that Pat.  In the states there are legal avenues for someone who backs out of a deal if you choose to go down that path.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Thursday, March 21, 2024 2:51 AM

Thanks John, even in Scotland you sign to sell and accept an offer, you are legally bound to go through the sale.

Remember , common sense is not common.

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