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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

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 10, 2022 5:43 PM

Danke

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 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, January 10, 2022 5:20 PM

This is where I saw it.

https://youtu.be/attsHBqOZIE

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 Monday, January 10, 2022 5:19 PM

Anybody got a link to the 22 Airfix releases?

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 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, January 10, 2022 4:03 PM

I feel the same way.  The 1/48 Anson is tempting though.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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

On deck: Who knows!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, January 10, 2022 2:44 PM

Mopar Madness

Based on what I saw, no Vulcan re-pop this year.

 

No, there isn't. From what i have heard, the initial release was tooled with the Black buck in mind. Blind holes that if drilled out would hold Shrike launchers. Maybe they will leave it a couple of years as they did with the Victor and Valiant. But i am surprised in the 40th year they didn't do it now. I'll wait, i only want a BB Vulcan. Nothing for me in this years releases, means i'll have to look for somthing else to spend my money on.

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 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, January 10, 2022 2:30 PM

Based on what I saw, no Vulcan re-pop this year.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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

On deck: Who knows!

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, January 10, 2022 1:43 PM

Bish,

I know Airfix did their 2022 release schedule today.  So no Black Buck Vulcan?  I am surprised.  The Bucanneer is great news for me though.  But at 72 Pounds, it will cost the same as the Vulcan!  I'll wait for the RAF boxing with the bulged bomb bay door and wraparound camo.

I am torn deciding on how to build my Vulcan.  Logic clearly dictates that it is expsensive and large, so only one should be had.  But my emotional side wants a Blue Steel version (NOT Ben Stiller from "Zoolander") and a Black Buck version.  Decisions, decisions...

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, January 10, 2022 12:43 PM

Nice one G. I must admit i am dissapointed and surprised that Airfix have not re-boxed this for a Black Buck Vulcan, especially in this year. They have missed a trick there.

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
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, January 10, 2022 12:18 PM

OMG I finally have one:

I have been waiting for a long time to get a modern kit of the "tin triangle".  I did pick up the old kit a number of years ago, and have seen some terrific builds of it.  But after looking at the thick trailing edges, laughable exhausts, and soft detail, I wanted something better.  And even longer ago, I attempted to build the Nova vac-form kit.  I had ZERO vac-form experience, and was only in middle school, but I was able to get the airframe together.  Looking back, it was a pretty good kit, but my lack of skills doomed the project.

So at long last, Airfix has finally completed the triad of V-Bombers!  Hurrah!

I was able to see two operational Vulcans up close back in the 1970-1980 era, at Hickan AFB during two open houses.  Interestingly, both were parked away from the other display aircraft, and they did not attract much attention from the other visitors.  I wonder what the AF personnel thought about a 14 year old kid wandering around all by himself, looking like he found a Vulcan made of solid chocolate!  I only had a Kodak Instamatic camera both times, and so got off only a few pictures.  I'll need to dig them up, as I remember taking pics of the second Vulcan's serial number and fin markings.  I so wish I could travel back in time with my iPhone!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 10, 2022 9:27 AM

Yeah wow Chad!!! You building an extension to your house to hold that monster!?!?!

And very cool SP. Although it just looks weird to me. I'm so used to the Ferdinand/Elefant TD it looks strange with a turret on top of it.

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, January 10, 2022 9:00 AM

Mopar Madness

Wine... eBay... 

 

Its a good job i don't drink, hate to think what i would end up with.

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 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, January 10, 2022 8:55 AM

Man, Italeri was on fire in the 90's. They released a whole bunch of unique subjects including this one!

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 Monday, January 10, 2022 8:54 AM

Looks great guys.

Cahd, I built the 1/144 of the Leapold (close to N scale). That thing should be a biggie.

Stick, I didn't know a Prosche turret Tiger made it into battle. I like the Henschel turret better anyway. Nice addition to your armor collection.

 

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
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, January 9, 2022 3:26 PM

A 1/35 railway gun?! You are a madman Chad! Wink

 

So… I kept true to not purchasing anymore new kits until after New Years… well, I ordered this one before New Years due to a limited time 20% off deal… but then I did not pay until Jan 2nd, so that counts. This arrived in the mail on Friday. Anyways this is Italeri’s old 90’s vintage 1/35 Porsche Tiger kit, Dr. Porsche’s competition against the Henschel design. 

 

 

When I get around to building this one, I will modify it into the sole example that saw combat as a command tank on the eastern front in 1944.

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 9, 2022 1:31 PM

Been there.  Lol.  Very nice snag.  Build it!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 9, 2022 1:16 PM

Wine... eBay... 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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

On deck: Who knows!

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 9, 2022 1:15 PM

Man Joe, I had no idea AMT ever made that style of Thunderbird! That Boxart is actually kind of cool.

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 Thursday, January 6, 2022 9:39 PM

Oh cool Joe! Love the Thunderbird. And those books look interesting, I need to look around online for those! 

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, January 6, 2022 9:11 PM

Marvelous additions folks. I always love seeing new and interesting kits I had no idea were out there. 

Neal: Man, I love your newest haul. I especially like the Lotus Esprit. I have always admired that car.

Some new items have hit my stash:

This just caught my fancy for some reason

I finally got my hands on these 2 sweet reference books. I've been longing for these for quite some nice.

"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 Wednesday, January 5, 2022 8:50 PM

Yeah, Deedlit, that's it! Thanks!!!

Looking forward to seeing some of that cool stuff underweigh! 

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 1:43 AM

Yep Gamera, the elf on the magazine cover is Deedlit.  Max Factory makes the kit (it's injection molded and 1/20 scale). I bought the mag because it featured character and mecha designer Yutaka Izubuchi, who gave us the mechs from Patlabor and Gundam 0080.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 11:30 PM

Oh those are cool Real G! Love the bench, the Nausicaa figure, and the Harpy fighter. 

Is that magazine in the foreground showing a figure of the elf gal from the 'Record of the Lodoss War'? My DM in the first D&D game I played decades ago was obsessed with that anime series. Had't thought about it in years... 

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 12:53 AM

Chris,

Yeah, I love the Lancia's wedge shape too!  I also have the 1977 Monaco rally car in the stash.  I figured I'd do a simpler version first.  Plus it comes with a pretty lady.

I will most likely do the park bench first, just for giggles. Big Smile

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, January 3, 2022 9:15 PM

The Lancia is a sweet subject! Remember that car as a kid. It was one of my uncle Dennis' favorites. That's a reall eclectic mix you got there! What will you build 1st?

In the pattern: Lindberg's 1/48 Snark and Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! Started my Prince of Wales for the Ships of the British Flag GB...oh and I bought another P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo!

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, January 3, 2022 3:18 PM

A box arrived on 12/23, just before our office closed for Christmas.

Some model mags, two cars, an F-104 "Maru-Yon", a space pirate fighter, some 1/144 US Navy carrier deck crew, and... a park bench with trash receptacle and skateboard!

And this is my one Christmas model kit from a friend.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, January 1, 2022 9:19 PM

Oh wow!!! 

Love that Canadian Leopard and JSU-152K John, the huge Mustang Gary and gas turbine engine Pat.

And WOW Chad, whatta score!

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 1, 2022 3:16 PM

Thanks Pat. I really want to add this to my RN collection.I have seen images of all 6 rear dors open when the launcher is being loaded, but not all the forward doors. A VLS set up would be interesting, maybe a side cutaway.

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
    January 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Saturday, January 1, 2022 2:17 PM

Bish,

Hi.  Sorry for the poorlighting, but here is a picture of the instructions, decals, a little bit of PE, and the parts for both launchers.

Sea Dart

Sea Wolf

For reference the white Board I photographed the parts on is 508mm x 762mm (20" x30") so both launchers look like they will be decent sized models. Additionally they give you parts for 6 Sea Wolf missiles, to go in the Sextuple launcher, but I don't think I've ever seen a picture of the actual luancher with all doors open.  (Maybe I can try and use some of the missiles as a basis for a scratchbuilt Light Weight launcher or a VLS tube Stick out tongue)

Anyway, it looks to be a very nice double kit.

Happy New Year

Pat

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