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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:26 PM

Got these for the SeaKing - it's cool, you can make one of 4 Apollo missions.  Same bird, just slightly different markings

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Sunday, January 16, 2022 11:23 PM

Bish,

I'll try contacting Airfix and see what happens.

I once ordered an AFV Club kit from a China outfit, and when I discovered my kit was missing the metal barrel, all the vinyl dust covers, and the wire hardware pack, they just wrote back "We have no spare parts and the kit is OOS.  Try the manufacturer."  How do you say "That Sucks" in Chinese?

I looked over my Vulcan and thankfully it is fine.  I had read that a number of early customers had short shots and such.  One customer had two sets of identical wings instead of proper top/bottom halves.  If Airfix was Tamiya, some of those guys would have lost their heads.  Or pinkies.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 16, 2022 8:42 PM

Whoa!  She certainly checks off a lot of the boxes

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, January 16, 2022 6:40 PM

Oh those are cool guys! Love that Valkyrie Real G! And good luck on getting replacement parts or repairing the Vampire. 

 

I'm been very bad too. When picking up resin tank crew figures from AliExpress I saw this and had to have it. She's 1/7th scale- aka pretty big. Sorry, didn't want to pull the parts out of the bags but I'm impressed by the quality of the castings. 

Neat sheet of decals, not sure how many I'll use. 

Everything really well packed. 

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 16, 2022 3:44 PM

Real G

I am naughty.  Very, very naughty.

Though I already have a finished 1/72 Huma Triebflugel, I had to get this resin kit by AB&K after seeing a friend's sample.

After buying the disastrous 1/48 rendition by AFV Club, I was looking for a better early U-2.  I was surprised to see Hobby Boss release a 1/72 kit of the U-2A, and even more so that on first inspection it appears to be a much better representation.

I avoided the Modelcraft kit from the 1990s, and after a 30 year wait, Modelsvit's new F-82 is indeed truly spectacular.  I think only the latest from Eduard approach the fine surface detailing seen on this kit.  Bravo.

I have a thing for the Vampire, so I eagerly awaited Airfix's new tool 1/48 kit.  BUT... Augh, Hornby's gotta get their QC sorted.

There were several small items that were broken on the sprue, but this twisted upper fuselage/wing is truly upsetting.  And it visciously refuses to unwarp, springing back even though my attempts at correction are leaving some perilous looking stress marks.

I am so butt-hurt, that I think I will build the Classic Airfames kit I have alongside the Airfix kit, instead of tossing it.

OK I should not end with whining and complaining, so:

A VF-1J Valkyrie covered in missile-packed armor blocks!  It's a truly crazy 1980-era anime design, but I love it.

 

I have that Triebflugel on my wish list, i had not realised it was resin. I've built the Huma kit as well but would like a more up to date one. Have you tried contacting Airfix about the Vampire, its a new kit so should still be in stock. Thats pretty bad.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 16, 2022 3:31 PM

Nice haul G!

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, January 15, 2022 4:22 PM

I am naughty.  Very, very naughty.

Though I already have a finished 1/72 Huma Triebflugel, I had to get this resin kit by AB&K after seeing a friend's sample.

After buying the disastrous 1/48 rendition by AFV Club, I was looking for a better early U-2.  I was surprised to see Hobby Boss release a 1/72 kit of the U-2A, and even more so that on first inspection it appears to be a much better representation.

I avoided the Modelcraft kit from the 1990s, and after a 30 year wait, Modelsvit's new F-82 is indeed truly spectacular.  I think only the latest from Eduard approach the fine surface detailing seen on this kit.  Bravo.

I have a thing for the Vampire, so I eagerly awaited Airfix's new tool 1/48 kit.  BUT... Augh, Hornby's gotta get their QC sorted.

There were several small items that were broken on the sprue, but this twisted upper fuselage/wing is truly upsetting.  And it visciously refuses to unwarp, springing back even though my attempts at correction are leaving some perilous looking stress marks.

I am so butt-hurt, that I think I will build the Classic Airfames kit I have alongside the Airfix kit, instead of tossing it.

OK I should not end with whining and complaining, so:

A VF-1J Valkyrie covered in missile-packed armor blocks!  It's a truly crazy 1980-era anime design, but I love it.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 14, 2022 10:27 PM

Yeah wow John, that Sea King is gonna be an impressive model! 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, January 14, 2022 6:54 PM

John, I've heard nothing but wonderful things about those 1/48 Sea Kings!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, January 14, 2022 3:40 PM

keavdog

One more Cool Got this one off eBay.  

 

Nice, I need to build more helos....so cool.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, January 14, 2022 2:47 PM

One more Cool Got this one off eBay.  

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, January 14, 2022 1:05 PM

I'm curious as to how that R35 builds up.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 14, 2022 12:32 PM

Great stuff guys- love that Italian bomber John, really like Italian camo- they don't get nearly enough love. 

SP: Ohhhhh, the R35 is really cool.

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, January 14, 2022 9:35 AM

Looks great Stick. I won that Osprey but not sure if I'm going to keep it or not. Just not a fan, but it might make a nice dio. Love the little R35

 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, January 14, 2022 7:39 AM

Bish

 

 
JOE RIX

WOOHOO! The new Arma Hobby 1/72 P-51B/C arrived from Poland. Gorgeous kit upon opening and having a look. 

 

 

 

I picked up their F4 Wildcat last week (just waiting on a couple of kits from Accurate Armour before i post up) it loks an amazing kit, detail is just stunning. I can see this company makeing a real mark on the hobby.

 

I agree Bish. I can see them becoming a real player. Arma has done an amazing job of including excellent detail into a low parts count. Apparently they have plans to start introducing a line of 1/48 scale kits. That is exciting!

keavdog: Lovely additions. That S.M. 79 is a choice score.

Stik: Well done on your bargain shopping. Way to make the best out of an excursion about town.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, January 13, 2022 9:07 PM

Aggie, nice score on the F-82! John, that's a neat batch of Trumpeter kits! All great subjects!

So for me, today I went out for a bit of hobby shopping after a dr’s appointment… if you’re out, might as well make it worth your while….

First I stopped at Hobby Lobby since this is one of the weeks with the 40% off all model kits, and I’ve been wanting this one since they started carrying it last year….

 

 

Then I was of to Andy’s Hobby HQ with my gift certificate from IPMS that my M151A1 won last November in the meeting contest. I picked up some paints, a few other goodies, and this little beauty…

 

All in all, a good day.

 

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: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 13, 2022 2:50 PM

JOE RIX

WOOHOO! The new Arma Hobby 1/72 P-51B/C arrived from Poland. Gorgeous kit upon opening and having a look. 

 

I picked up their F4 Wildcat last week (just waiting on a couple of kits from Accurate Armour before i post up) it loks an amazing kit, detail is just stunning. I can see this company makeing a real mark on the hobby.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, January 13, 2022 12:58 PM

The results of last weekends SprueBrothers 15% off all Trumpeter kits  Cool

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 11:22 PM

Those are awesome! 

Esp love that F-82 Aggieman. Didn't even know there was a new kit out. 

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 9:39 PM

Excellent score Aggieman. I've seen some very positive feedback on that kit.

Nice enhancements Drums.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 7:33 PM

Nothing special, just more odd bits for my current and future builds.

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I also have several other items awaiting arrival:


- 1/16 or 1/18 ABER M2 50cal Brass ammo and links (still working on the SAS Jeep)

- 1/16 Marauder US M1A1 45 Cal Sub-Machine Gun (SAS Jeep)

- 1/32 F-16 RESKIT BRU-57 Smart Bomb Racks

- 1/32 F-16 Master Models Static Dischargers

- 1/32 F-16C Block 30 and Later Large Jet Intake

- 1/32 F-16 AIRES Hobby Falcon Wheel Bay

- 1/350 Rainbow PE IJN Deck Rails for aircraft

- Several AEROBONUS resin pilots in various scales

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato WIP 

 

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 6:26 PM

Yes, brand new release.

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 6:11 PM

Aggieman, I got one too, but it's at the office and I'm home sick!  Crying

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 6:09 PM

Cool!  Curious to see what that F82 looks like - brand new released right?

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 6:01 PM

My latest, some Mission Models paints and the new Modelsvit F-82 Twin Mustang in 1/48. Looks like a very detailed kit in the box.

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 2:47 PM

Ooo Joe, I was thinking about pulling the trigger on that but not sure of the timing with the time it takes to be shipped from  Poland and all. I'll be sure and get it after my move

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:39 PM

WOOHOO! The new Arma Hobby 1/72 P-51B/C arrived from Poland. Gorgeous kit upon opening and having a look. 

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 4:48 AM

I might be interested in the F-80C.  Depends on how much they update it.

Gary

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 2:59 AM

The one kit i might be tempted by is the Meteor F.8. I've been thinking about getting a post war version, so this might be it.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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