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  • Member since
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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:09 PM

Hodakamax

I've already shown this 1/48 F-104 that my wife won at the last show along with a few others. I've already built a F-104 for the 1/48 museum but I thought I might build one of the NASA versions. I opened the box for the first time today and realized that someone had thrown a Black Box cockpit set! Wow, what a deal!

Now to find some NASA decals and I'm not having any luck. Victory Productions has the decals but the wrong scale. Also I think some F-104 1/48 kit had optional NASA decals. Does anyone have that sheet in your decal box that you didn't use? Any ideas or help would be appreciated!

Max

 

Testors released one of their boxing of the old Hawk F-104 with NASA markings. Also the ESCI kit had a NASA release.   And there was an old Microscale/ Superscale decal set for those markings. If you go to Evilbay, I'm sure you can turn up something from one of those options.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:05 PM

Bish

 

 
modelcrazy

I'm really turning on to 1/72. I look and see that a kit is 1/48 and I am begining to turn my nose up at it. Not that I don't like 1/48 of 1/32, I just don't have the room anymore. That includes armor, but I still want a 1/35 Panther and Tiger....Pz IV, Pz III, Elefant, Merkava Mk 4......But 1/72 will do in a pinch.

 

 

 

Looks like we have a conversion Big Smile

 

Aww! Another one into the fold. This makes me happy. Very happy indeed.Devil

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    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 3:32 PM

Two things fell on the door mat today, firsty a 1/43 Heller Citroen 2CV with the groove design bonnet from 1938............

And a resin kits that got from Oz to here in the UK in 8 days...............

  

It's an Uncertain 'T' custom car from the '60's!

Remember , common sense is not common.

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 3:02 PM

modelcrazy

I'm really turning on to 1/72. I look and see that a kit is 1/48 and I am begining to turn my nose up at it. Not that I don't like 1/48 of 1/32, I just don't have the room anymore. That includes armor, but I still want a 1/35 Panther and Tiger....Pz IV, Pz III, Elefant, Merkava Mk 4......But 1/72 will do in a pinch.

 

Looks like we have a conversion Big Smile

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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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 3:01 PM

GH I think you have to be a bit carewful with those combo and starter sets as  some are older kits. There is a couple with  harriers, and they both use the older kits rather than the new tool ones. This is an all new one and it shows 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

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 3:00 PM

I'm really turning on to 1/72. I look and see that a kit is 1/48 and I am begining to turn my nose up at it. Not that I don't like 1/48 of 1/32, I just don't have the room anymore. That includes armor, but I still want a 1/35 Panther and Tiger....Pz IV, Pz III, Elefant, Merkava Mk 4......But 1/72 will do in a pinch.

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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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 2:51 PM

I don't do 1/72, but almost pulled the trigger on Airfix's Wildcat/Kate (Midway) combo kit.  If it was either 1/48 or 1/32, would have broke my hand getting the plastic out.  Even had paint with it.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 2:35 PM

Spotted this on e-bay at the weekend for a good price and figured i should add to my modern British collection, and i have never built a Harrier. This one looks amazing. I had planned on buying resin wheels until i had a look in the box. One piece weighted wheels.

I have a few of the new range of Airfix kits now, i really am going to have to try and build one.

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 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:31 PM

I've already shown this 1/48 F-104 that my wife won at the last show along with a few others. I've already built a F-104 for the 1/48 museum but I thought I might build one of the NASA versions. I opened the box for the first time today and realized that someone had thrown a Black Box cockpit set! Wow, what a deal!

Now to find some NASA decals and I'm not having any luck. Victory Productions has the decals but the wrong scale. Also I think some F-104 1/48 kit had optional NASA decals. Does anyone have that sheet in your decal box that you didn't use? Any ideas or help would be appreciated!

Max

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:22 AM

Joe: Lol! You can never have too much. Well until now where I look for a particular kit in the stash and can't find it due it's size! 

Bruce: Nice haul! The Staurt is a really nice kit though quite complex. Amazing to me they could put so many parts in such a tiny tank at this scale. 

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:16 AM

Wow, nice score Hog!  I really like the X-15 and Super Etendard!

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:15 AM

Resistance is futile...had to say it.  

 

Don't resist...just makes it hurt worse!  LOL!

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:36 PM

Nice bunch there Bruce. Interesting scheme on the Tornado.

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
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:50 PM

Wohhhhh... those are some seriously nice scores there hog!

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:05 PM

Here are my latest:

I've always wanted a Stuart

Plus, I've always wanted an X-15

And the Super Etendard I found cheap on eBay.

Then I  got the itch to build some RAF jets. A Tornado looks like a good place to start!

These will be my last purchases until I get some kits finished. Just a promise to myself before the better half starts making these promises for me! 

 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 7:50 PM

Hear that.....just ordered out a 1/32 Trumpter F4F-4 and a set of Starfighter decals for Thatch's bird for the Midway GB.....ah well, it's just money, right?

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 7:41 PM

Eagle90

 

 
Gamera

 

 
Eagle90

 

 
Gamera

 

 
ManCityFan
Got an email yesterday from Sprue Brothers. Got an overstock shipment, and they have Cyberhobby and Dragon kits 50% off while supplies last. Just an FYI.
 

 

 

Thanks, got too much stuff now so I'm not even going to look but thanks for the head's up! 

 

 

 

Can't hurt to look....right?  Whistling

 

 

 

LOL, stopped window shopping years ago - too likely to find something I MUST HAVE!!! 

 

 

 

I hear ya!  Someday I may have the will power to do that.  LOL!

 

 

Awww, Dadgummit! I done gone and looked. Oops Cart filling...must resist...

"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 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:30 AM

Gamera

 

 
Eagle90

 

 
Gamera

 

 
ManCityFan
Got an email yesterday from Sprue Brothers. Got an overstock shipment, and they have Cyberhobby and Dragon kits 50% off while supplies last. Just an FYI.
 

 

 

Thanks, got too much stuff now so I'm not even going to look but thanks for the head's up! 

 

 

 

Can't hurt to look....right?  Whistling

 

 

 

LOL, stopped window shopping years ago - too likely to find something I MUST HAVE!!! 

 

I hear ya!  Someday I may have the will power to do that.  LOL!

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:21 AM

Eagle90

 

 
Gamera

 

 
ManCityFan
Got an email yesterday from Sprue Brothers. Got an overstock shipment, and they have Cyberhobby and Dragon kits 50% off while supplies last. Just an FYI.
 

 

 

Thanks, got too much stuff now so I'm not even going to look but thanks for the head's up! 

 

 

 

Can't hurt to look....right?  Whistling

 

LOL, stopped window shopping years ago - too likely to find something I MUST HAVE!!! 

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:16 AM

Gamera

 

 
ManCityFan
Got an email yesterday from Sprue Brothers. Got an overstock shipment, and they have Cyberhobby and Dragon kits 50% off while supplies last. Just an FYI.
 

 

 

Thanks, got too much stuff now so I'm not even going to look but thanks for the head's up! 

 

Can't hurt to look....right?  Whistling

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:15 AM

ManCityFan
Got an email yesterday from Sprue Brothers. Got an overstock shipment, and they have Cyberhobby and Dragon kits 50% off while supplies last. Just an FYI.
 

Thanks, got too much stuff now so I'm not even going to look but thanks for the head's up! 

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

 

  • Member since
    September 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:35 AM
Got an email yesterday from Sprue Brothers. Got an overstock shipment, and they have Cyberhobby and Dragon kits 50% off while supplies last. Just an FYI.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 5:19 AM

hogfanfs

Hey, Bobby, even Arsenio like your haul! 

I have to say a really nice variety of subjects!

 

Thank you sir.  I like variety and am an equal kit opportunity builder.  LOL!

 

 

  • Member since
    January 2017
  • From: Colorado Springs
Posted by mawright20 on Monday, May 22, 2017 9:18 PM
Keyda, Love to see the F-16 ADF. I was a crew chief on these early in my military career. Have some unit decals to build this in 1/48 for my tail number and 1/72 for our 2 seat B-model.
  • Member since
    January 2017
  • From: Colorado Springs
Posted by mawright20 on Monday, May 22, 2017 9:05 PM
Bossman, my boys and I built this for their soccer team coach (The Avengers!). I was disappointed with the amount if detail (or lack of). The canopy framing was a definite ball-buster.
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    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, May 22, 2017 7:39 PM

Nice haul Keyda.   Saw a 1/32 105G Weasel when I grabbed the 'Cat yesterday, but knew it was a monster since I have the 105 T-stick kit in 1/48.

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    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, May 22, 2017 6:17 PM

Keyda81

Picked up a few more for the stash at Noreastcon today.  So many kits to choose from, so little money!  Lol. 

All in 1/48 F-105G Thunderchief, B-26 Marauder, F-117A Stealth, F-16.

 

 

Keyda, very nice acquisitions! I've been wanting to get a B-26 for some time now.

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, May 22, 2017 6:14 PM

Hey, Bobby, even Arsenio likes your haul! 

I have to say a really nice variety of subjects!

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, May 22, 2017 5:58 PM

They also provide a metal barrel on the MICV and Scimitar kits.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 22, 2017 5:18 PM

Eagle90

 

 
Gamera

Ohhhhhh that's some awesome swag there Keyda and guys!!!

 

Bobby: My AFV Club Long Tom came with a metal barrel as well as did my M40 (SPG version of the Long Tom) so I think they include one with all the kits. 

 

 

 

Hey Gamera, this is the first kit I've gotten that has a metal barrel!  I'm pretty excited about it.  It's another first!  LOL!

 

 

Whoops, I meant all kits of the US 155, not all AFV Club kits in general! Embarrassed

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

 

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