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  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by Est.1961 on Saturday, March 23, 2024 3:01 PM

 

Promised myself no more until I've built a number not quite settled in stone in my mind. In my defence the Model T was €19:99 and the Mustang 1:32 was down from €50:49 to €24:99. Doesn't happen often enough to be discounted Oops

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, March 23, 2024 4:24 PM

Est.1961:

      I don't know too many folks even on the Edge of modeling who can Resist a P-51. That's just not done. Good find!    T.B.

  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by Est.1961 on Saturday, March 23, 2024 5:14 PM

So true TB even my cap has a P-51 on it

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, April 11, 2024 9:20 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
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, April 12, 2024 6:43 AM

Hi!

    Again, No Photos. Has anyone heard of KANGNAM? Well, at the last train show, I acquired a partially started model of the Tripitz. Supposed to be motorized.(What is it with Chinese/Japanese kitmakers and Motorization?) Except for the Battery holder, all that stuff is gone.

      In cleaning it up I discovered a model that falls right between a Hasegawa kit and a Lindberg Kit. It is chunky in spots and amazingly detailed in others. Not bad when viewed up close either. Many parts are fiddly, Much more so than you'd expect to find in something designed to run across your pool(If you have one)

     I am at the point I had to stop. Some unfortunate mis-building led me to have to push it back and start something else for a day or two. The previous builder had messed up the anchor points for two of the main gun turrets. So while they are being sent down for refit I decided to find somethinng else to do. Before I started that I thought,"Well" "Self, how about painting some of it?" Self said "Sure".

        Turns out that this model of the Tirpitz is molded in a plastic that is so close to RLM Dk.Grey(North AtlanticSea Blue) that it's hard to figure out where bare and covered is. The former builder sprayed it with some light grey in spots. How about a paint that even Tenax wouldn't smear?

          If you find this kit anywhere get it. it is a fun build. Out of the Box, it would be a slammer! And a good looking addition to your "German North Seas Fleet" if you have one.

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, April 12, 2024 8:41 AM

According to scalemates it was originally released as the Bismark.  Then later released by ARII and Micro Ace.

This the kit?

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, April 12, 2024 11:32 AM

Yes!

       That's the beast right there! I have had to build the cranes twice for instance.They keep coming apart when I try to introduce the Booms. I am going to wait at least a week before I try it again.There some missing smallboats so I added some from the parts box. Look perfect in context. I am even thinking about drilling the portholes deeper so the paint won't make them disappear.

        Yes, I am going to prime the hull first! It has an aweful dish when you turn it upside down, Right down the centerline. It would've been better if they had done the hull in two pieces. I, so far, have used half a tube of filler and about three full lengthwise swipes with Squadron Green Putty! Still not disappointed in it for a builder. Trying to undo someone's mess-ups is fun to me.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 12, 2024 5:14 PM

SP: Oh wow, are those recent decals? I remember some ESCI decals with the same sort of header card I bought back in the mid '80s. Am wondering if they're that old or they reissuing them in the same package. 

TB: Whoa, looks like you've got your work cut out for you- best 'o luck! 

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, April 13, 2024 9:38 PM

Gamera

SP: Oh wow, are those recent decals? I remember some ESCI decals with the same sort of header card I bought back in the mid '80s. Am wondering if they're that old or they reissuing them in the same package. 

 

 
Gamera, those are old decals... no idea how old exactly... Confused
 
Today after our monthly AMPS meeting here, we made the usual trip to Andy's afterwards where I picked up these goodies...
 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Sunday, April 14, 2024 11:29 AM

My latest arrivals, a couple of newly-released childhood favorites, and ICM's latest twin-engine bomber.

I'll probably hold on to those prehistoric kits until my 7-month-old grandson is old enough to build them with me.  But the B-26 will be all mine.  I'll likely do a combo build with an original release Monogram that I have in the stash.

 
  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Thursday, April 18, 2024 1:23 PM

Got another one, this time a kit that I've never built from any manufacturer.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, April 18, 2024 2:44 PM

I looked at the fulmar kit as well.  Doesn't look like a carrier bird, but most fairey planes don't look like what they're supposed to be Stick out tongue

Looking forward to your B-26 build

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Thursday, April 18, 2024 4:31 PM

An alreadt started kit, I just hope that the decals are 100%!

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Thursday, April 18, 2024 5:45 PM

Neat kit Pat, and I agree with you as the decals for the red / green are really important for this livery. I bilt it many years ago (perhaps not the same kit), and the decals were shot so there was a lot of masking and painting. Even then it was difficult replicating the smaller decals. Sure hope yours are good. This is one of my favorite cars of the period. 

"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 Thursday, April 18, 2024 6:53 PM

You need to do a rally race dio Pat!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Sunday, April 28, 2024 7:20 AM

Yes keavdog, I'll think about that and the space I have. BUT.................

Having built a greenhouse for my wife just ten years ago, she wants me to build another but a shade smaller! But this one won't be growing real tomatoes/cucumbers/chillies/flowers or peppers, just scale model versions!

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Sunday, April 28, 2024 7:28 AM

Well DRUMS01 you were right the decals are squiffy! But a fellow modeller here in the UK has come up with a newer sheet, superb!

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    June 2009
Posted by jimbot58 on Saturday, May 4, 2024 1:15 PM

Yes, more Chevelles!

Revelle 1965 SS396

Lindberg 1966 SS396

AMT 1970 SS 454

 

I have only opened the AMT kit so far and it is definatly not a new kit with a ton of flash and mold lines to clean up!

*******

On my workbench now:

 

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


  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Saturday, May 4, 2024 2:09 PM

I went to the IPMS convention held in Stafford, TX this morning and all I got was this.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, May 4, 2024 8:57 PM

Cool stuff guys!!! 

Esp love the saber tooth cat, cave bear, and lunar landing Aggieman! 

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

 

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Sunday, May 5, 2024 3:08 PM

Aggieman, I bought this kit when it was initially introduced to the market and built it a few years ago, it was totally fun. Hope you enjoy it too.....

Since I've been leaning toward the larger scale stuff lately, I finally decided to spring for this... now I only need 3 more to complete the full 1/18 set.

"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
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, May 11, 2024 11:22 AM

Another already opened from ebay UK, but with a wonky windscreen upright, only to solve with warm water.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, May 11, 2024 12:36 PM

Nice one Pat.  I've been looking at that kit.  Would look good sitting next to my Landrover.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Monday, May 13, 2024 8:01 AM

Yes John I particularly wanted a short wheelbase version, well I think it is as it's only a two door!

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 4:19 PM

Another 4X4 from good old ebay UK!

Remember , common sense is not common.

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