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Our Latest Acquisitions 2017-2024

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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)

PROJECTS:

1/25 MPC 4-4-0 Steam Locomotive (WIP)

1/16 Andy's Sherman M4A3E8 - DONE

1/32 Revell Arado Ar 196-B Seaplane - DONE - (GB)

1/350 Tamiya Yamato - DONE - (GB)

1/20 Revival Auto Union - DONE - (GB)

  • 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:

 

Fujimi F-4K Phantom "Yellow Bird" and Zvezda Su-27SM Flanker


  • 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)

PROJECTS:

1/25 MPC 4-4-0 Steam Locomotive (WIP)

1/16 Andy's Sherman M4A3E8 - DONE

1/32 Revell Arado Ar 196-B Seaplane - DONE - (GB)

1/350 Tamiya Yamato - DONE - (GB)

1/20 Revival Auto Union - DONE - (GB)

  • 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

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