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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, August 11, 2022 5:58 PM

JohnnyK

This showed up on my door step this afternoon. A 427 Cobra fro Revell of Germany. The last time I built one of these was in the 1960's.

 

Nice!  I've got the old Monogram kit - doing Ken Miles' car at Willow Springs

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, August 11, 2022 5:18 PM

Gamera

Love Ripley and the power loader Real G. I assume that it's a totally new kit from Good Smile and not a reissue of the vintage Halcyon kit?

Gamera,

Yes it's an all-new kit.  Unlike the old Halcyon kit, it is 100% poseable.  Unfortunately Ripley looks like an action figure due to her moveable joints.  I'm on the fence about gluing her in a fixed pose.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, August 11, 2022 4:26 PM

This showed up on my door step this afternoon. A 427 Cobra fro Revell of Germany. The last time I built one of these was in the 1960's.

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 8:07 PM

Oh wow great stuff guys!!! 

Love Ripley and the power loader Real G. I assume that it's a totally new kit from Good Smile and not a reissue of the vintage Halcyon kit? 

And awesome Sufa Steve!!! 

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 4:08 PM

modelcrazy

Thanks guys, I built the 72nd version of that Sufa in 2019. It just looks so cool that I just had to have it big brother.

Thanks Joe. I love the Helldiver (both of them) and really wanted the kit for some time.

 

Joe (Rix) said stunning, and it most certainly is. One heckuva paint job there, Steve. Wow.

-Greg

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 3:56 PM

Stephan - I just got that Corsair a couple months ago.  Your Japanese bomber comes with 17 figures?!

Pat - the bronco/buggy combo are on my list.  If the bronco is from their new tool you're in for a treat.  Great kit.

Eagle - nice Porsche!

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August 2004
  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 11:15 AM

Eaglecash867

Just got this one shipped from Japan.  Its pricey, but I got a hell of a deal on it.  Gonna try my hand at a large-scale car model...something I'd never be able to buy the 1:1 version of without winning the lottery.

Also got some excellent AM parts (cockpit set and landing gear set) for the Revell 1/48 SR-71A from some guys in Ukraine that have been great to deal with...even with a war going on.  They sent me a pretty funny comic strip in the last shipment...wish I could share it here, but its kinda political.  Hilarious though.

 

 

Can you share the name of the Ukrainian business?

Cary

 

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 10:54 AM

Hi,

I picked up a couple kits over the last week or so.

Pat

Truck 1

Truck 2

  • Member since
    April 2020
Posted by Eaglecash867 on Saturday, August 6, 2022 7:03 PM

Just got this one shipped from Japan.  Its pricey, but I got a hell of a deal on it.  Gonna try my hand at a large-scale car model...something I'd never be able to buy the 1:1 version of without winning the lottery.

Also got some excellent AM parts (cockpit set and landing gear set) for the Revell 1/48 SR-71A from some guys in Ukraine that have been great to deal with...even with a war going on.  They sent me a pretty funny comic strip in the last shipment...wish I could share it here, but its kinda political.  Hilarious though.

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Saturday, August 6, 2022 5:59 PM

Did not expect the last kit I had on order to arrive today, but it did.  There has been a definite Pacific War tilt to many of my recent purchases.

I built the original release of this kit back in 1998 as a torpedo bomber from the same squadron that ferried Yammamoto on his final flight.  This new boxing includes figures including the Admiral, and I will build this as his actual aircraft.  Which will go well with the original Tamiya P-38 that I will build as one of the aircraft that shot the Admiral down.

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, August 6, 2022 3:03 PM

Aggieman,

I'm not sure Hobby Boss got all the early Wildcat little details right.  They usually have a "good enough" approach when doing variants. 

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  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Saturday, August 6, 2022 2:08 PM

I thought there was a Hobby Boss release of the -3 as one without the folding wing feature. Never built it but did build the -4 variant from Hobby Boss. This kit measures up at least equally to both Hobby Boss and Tamiya's cats, at least based on my quick look at the sprues and instructions.

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, August 6, 2022 1:45 PM

Aggieman,

I believe the Eduard F4F-3 is the first true hard-winged Wilcat in 1/48.  Others have tried, but not with the hard-core Eduard dedication.  Early Wildcat fans rejoice!

It looks like they intend to cover as many variants as possible, from RN marks up through the FM-2s.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Saturday, August 6, 2022 1:21 PM

My buying spree is just about over, with 1 more kit still to be delivered.

These beauties arrived today.

I've already built Tamiya's wonderful Corsair, the Bird Cage variant, but another poster here posted his outstanding build with a build log of this boxing that inspired me to get another one.  I may put this one in my build stash (as opposed to storage stash) early next year.

Saw this one come up on Scalemates recently, took a look at advance photos of the sprues and the instructions, and I was sold.  Despite having built the 4 Wildcats I had in my stash for years recently.  And I see Eduard has what appears to be a real good quality A6M2 that is of very recent vintage that I am giving serious consideration to.

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, August 6, 2022 7:34 AM

modelcrazy

I like that Puma. One of the coolest looking armor pieces.

 

I couldn't agree more Steve. It's just sharp looking.

Stik: Nice bargain haul. The Corsair decals are the bonus score there. Nice you could find some with the local history.

Real G: You never cease to amaze with your unique finds. The power loader is choice.

Continuing to add to my 1/48 armor stash:

"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
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, August 5, 2022 6:12 PM

PatW

Lokking at what you can get over there. I wish we had LHS stores here in the UK.

LHS no, 30 or 40 miles away perhaps or online nothing else, and the prices are high!

 

I hear you PatW, you boys over there in Jolly Olde have to deal with VAT and Parcel Farce's additional handling fees - almost like paying extortion money!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Friday, August 5, 2022 4:29 PM

Lokking at what you can get over there. I wish we had LHS stores here in the UK.

LHS no, 30 or 40 miles away perhaps or online nothing else, and the prices are high!

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, August 4, 2022 5:26 PM

A box dropped this morning:

The Aliens Power Loader is by "The Goodsmile Company" and is 1/12 scale.  It is poseable, and so is Ripley.  The mushroom-thingy is yet another Maschinen Krieger (MaK) powered suit.  And Kevin is... well just because.  Also in are a couple of bases, a cutting mat adorned with a Zaku from the recent movie "Mobile Suit Gundam: Kukurusu Doan's Island", and some reading material.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 4:06 PM

Man you guys are getting some great scores!

Here I go again…. Last night at IPMS was our annual “swap meet” meeting. Folks clear out their stashes a bit. Anyways I found a couple of items for dirt cheap…

 

first up was the old Aurora Breguet 14B kit

 

 

the kit decals are wasted, but there some Peddinghaus decals available that cost several times what I paid for this kit…

 

and then I found these decal sets- national insignia for B-24s, which will help out for the B-24 in my stash, (a 2 sheet set for dirt cheap again) and a partial set for Corsairs (for free due to its partial condition!)

 

 

I particularly liked one Corsair on the sheet because one, it’s a Goodyear produced FG-1A, built right up the road here at the old Goodyear plant, and two, it’s from the battle of Pelilieu, so will be a great option for a WWII USMC ground support Corsair for one in my stash…

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 10:02 AM

I like that Puma. One of the coolest looking armor pieces.

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
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 8:04 AM

Whoa! That is a stunning F-16 Steve. Beautiful work on the camo.

A few new additions arrived in the mail recently.

Ordered these direct from Arma Hobby. These are previous molds except they include 3D printed detail parts. A nice effort on Arma's part. 

And some 1/35 and 1/48 armor.

"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 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 29, 2022 8:50 AM

Thanks guys, I built the 72nd version of that Sufa in 2019. It just looks so cool that I just had to have it big brother.

Thanks Joe. I love the Helldiver (both of them) and really wanted the kit for some time.

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, July 29, 2022 7:35 AM

Those are a couple of excellent kits you acquired Steve. The Academy SB2C is an exceptional addition and is one of Academy's better efforts in my opinion.

"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 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 8:05 PM

Wow, Steve. That f-16 is gonna be big.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 7:49 PM

Here's a couple I've been wanting for a while.

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 Wednesday, July 27, 2022 7:34 AM

cbaltrin: Excellent selection of aircraft kits you have acquired. Definitely some oldies but, goodies

"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
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 8:13 PM

cbaltrin

From the aforementioned mega collection my LHS just aquired. I knew the skyraider is a pretty rough kit, but the SBD and TBD are definitely decent.  The 190, p39 and spitfire look to be very good kits indeed...

 

Ohhhhhhhhh!!!!!! Please excuse the drool...Stick out tongue

 

I remember building that FW190 way back in the '80s. Hosed the sucker down with Dullcote so hard it slightly discoloured and made the paint run! 

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 3:05 PM

From the aforementioned mega collection my LHS just aquired. I knew the skyraider is a pretty rough kit, but the SBD and TBD are definitely decent.  The 190, p39 and spitfire look to be very good kits indeed...

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 10:20 AM

Aggieman

Got myself a couple of Japanese warbirds in recent days:

 

I am so drooling over that M6A1. Stick out tongue

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

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