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  • Member since
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  • 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
    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)

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    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.

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    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 Wednesday, February 21, 2024 8:27 AM

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

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    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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    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
    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 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)

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    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

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

  • 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

 

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  • 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 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

 

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    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
    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
    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

 

  • 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
    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)

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)

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    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

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
    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!

 

 

 

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  • 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
    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)

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)

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
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, January 18, 2024 5:32 AM

Hey I like the weirdo kit.

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    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)

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 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
    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
    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.

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