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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 1, 2022 11:27 AM

Pat, what does that sea dar/sea wolf kit look like. Got that on my shopping list for this year.

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
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 1, 2022 11:25 AM

Going to be fun seeing you build that one Chad. Just lay off the wine when you do.

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 Friday, December 31, 2021 11:56 PM

Wine and eBay are a bad combination.  I don't know why, but I bought one of these. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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

On deck: Who knows!

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Friday, December 31, 2021 9:05 PM

Hi,

This is kind of a weird one, but I've seen this box at my (semi)-local hobby shop for a while now.  After looking it up on the internet I came to find that its apparently a scale model of a notional 300-325HP Gas Turbine that was developed for semi-trucks back in the 70s.  As such, I decided to go ahead and buy it, in part because it was only about $15, and because I thought that it might be interesting to get an idea of what a gas turbine for a land vehicle might look like.  Stick out tongue

Gas Turbine Kit

Pat

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, December 31, 2021 7:44 PM

Thought I would post this late Christmas present.  The Revell P-51D-15 late version.

I would like to commend Megahobby for their fast shipping.  Even with their basic rate, it shipped out Monday and arrived Wednesday.  Here I was expecting 8 or 9 days!

Gary

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, December 31, 2021 3:21 PM

Secret Santa got BrandonK the JSU-152 for xmas ;) - turned out great here:

https://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/29/t/186461.aspx?page=17

The K looks slightly different.

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2020
Posted by Keyserj on Friday, December 31, 2021 1:06 PM

Nice additions everyone. It was a great Christmas and I received some pretty sweet kits.

 

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

On the bench:

 

                     

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 30, 2021 2:17 PM

Great additons there Pat! That container ship is neat, looking forward to seeing what you do with her.

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Thursday, December 30, 2021 1:26 PM

Hi,

I'vepicked up a couple new kits over the last month.

Airfix HMS Ark Royal

Hasegawa 1/700 Mikasa

Takom 1/35Sea Dart and Sea Wolf

Lindberg P6E and Airfix Hs 123A-1

Toy Containership

Academy 1/800 USS Kitty Hawk

It will probably be awhile before I can get to any of them, but for the most part I hope to do up the Ark Royal, Mikasa, the Missile Launchers, and the P6E as-is mostly out of the box, but was maybe thinking of doctoring up the Hs-123A-1 as a what-if, and also maybe use the 1/800 Kitty Hawk hull and fittings as a starting point for a 1/700 scale what-if along the lines of some of the more recent new French Aircraft carrier concepts. 

The Containership is something I bought on a whim, and it comes with an electric motor to play with in a pool, but in looking at it, it appears resinably accurate as a stright up 1/600 containership with a set of scale 40ft deck containers.  As such I may try and add some detail and keep it along side some of my other 1/600 scale models.  The only major changes I may make is adding a stern skeg for the centerline propeller, clean up some of the bits and chocks (they are a bit tall), and maybe try and add some railing, etc.

Pat

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 11:00 PM

Thanks Gamera. The 8" SP kit is good enough. Probably could use a little help here or there like new tracks, and other fine details. But overall it's good enough as is. I built the 175mm gun version long ago and was happy with that one.

 

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 Tuesday, December 28, 2021 10:44 PM

SP: Looks cool! I've wondered how good those kits are. I built some Italeri armour when I first started out in 1/35th but not since.

John: Ohhhhhhhh, now that's a nice looking sheet of hinomaru! 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 2:54 PM

Got this beautiful set of Hinomaru and flags so I can fix my Raiden (Gamera - expect and updated 'finished again' pic Big Smile)

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 27, 2021 8:15 PM

Joe: Very cool! You can always use more tools. Esp me, I put all mine in a small toolbox but I still can't seem to find what I need when I need it... 

John: Those look cool esp 'The Map Thief' and the history behind companies like Revell makes some really interesting reading. 

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, December 27, 2021 8:08 PM

Very nice holiday scores guys! You all got some excellent additions to your respective stashes.

My last acquisition for this year. (Yes honey, I won’t buy another kit this year) The final piece of equipment that I needed to complete my 5th ID Ft Polk collection. At least among the major pieces of ground equipment that we used during my time there.

 

 

Until next year ;) 

 

 

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 Monday, December 27, 2021 12:31 AM

Forgot to include the stack of books - the Revell book is a great nostalgic walk through modeling.  I've been reading about the Spanish civil war on the web, fascinated with the crazy politics and the Condor Legion and prequel for Nazi Germany war power - Antony Beevor is one of my favorite history authors.  Lastly The Map Thief.  I've been involved in cartography, mostly digital cartography for a large part of my career so anything maps is a winner to me.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, December 26, 2021 11:06 PM

WooHoo! It appears as though everyone is making out quite well on their X-mas booty.

Perry: Way to go on scoring the 1/16 stug III. I do hope you take us all along for that build journey.

Steve: You must have been a very good boy. What a righteous haul. The camera mount is a cool item. Curious what you have planned for the re-supply set. I've got one in my stash for sure.

Cliff: You done made very good yourself. Love the food trucks. 

Chris: Couple of beauts on your part. I like the greyhound.

Bish: That AVRE is certainly a unique subject. Sharp looking.

I received no kits but, the wife unit stuffed my stocking with some very nice bench accessories. My mother-in-law gave me the Badger paint mixer and paint jars. I am quite happy with it all. Now to pick out some choice kits with the X-mas $$ from my mother.

"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 Sunday, December 26, 2021 7:53 PM

Oh wow those are awesome John! I love that T.rex skelly! Thanks for the website! I'll check it out when I finally get the gear dialed in. I'm still working on getting it set up now. 

Steve: For once in my life I was lucky. I ordered my PC back before Halloween of 2020 about a month before computer chips became as rare as hen's teeth and graphic cards shot though the roof. Best of luck getting your rig set up and running. 

Armornut: Whoa! I hope you post that 1/16th Stug when you're done with her. That's something I really want to see! 

 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, December 26, 2021 5:42 AM

Nice stuff guys.  I'll take the Greyhound and the Airbus pleas ;)

Got some fun and different kits this Christmas

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, December 26, 2021 5:33 AM

Take a look at iRacing.com - fantastic.  They have laser scans of real tracks - a couple of them I've been on in 1:1 and they are spot on.  Super fun.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, December 26, 2021 1:34 AM

Nice set up Gam. I bought a Logitech X52 HOTAS for DCS. Won't be here for a week or to though. I'm currently building up a gaming computer but it won't be complete for a while building it piecemeal. The hard part is finding affordable graphics cards. They are like finding hen's teeth, and if you do find one, it's 4x the price. The data miners snatched them all up for the processing power and memory. Even the used ones on eBay are outrageous. Better to stick to modeling.

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
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Saturday, December 25, 2021 9:18 PM

   So cool Gamera, I'm afraid to get a rig for a flight simulator.....wife would never get to watch another zombie movie LOL.

    I got the Das Werk 1/16 Stug 3,  still haven't found the bottom of the box. WOW, I may get hooked on BIG armor.Tongue Tied

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, December 25, 2021 8:32 PM

I picked up a few things for myself: 

Lostagain build the upper food truck for my Japanese GB a few years ago and I thought it cool enough I wanted my own. And then I noticed they'd done this cool sushi truck too! 

 

I had to pick up a little heavy metal: 

 

And I thought this was just cool: 

 

My nephews got me this. Not something I probably would have bought myself but it's cool. 

 

And not a model but this is pushing me more and more into a car modeler. I hadn't played a driving/racing game in decades so I picked up Forza 4 on a Black Friday sale. And it sucks trying to drive with a keyboard and mouse so I bought myself a nice wheel and pedals for Christmas. It's a little jury-rigged now but I'm hoping to set up something that works better when I get it dialed in.

  

 

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, December 25, 2021 8:24 PM

Oh wow guys, nice Christmas hauls!!! 

Mongoose: The Hunter is a beautiful plane and love the Greyhound too. 

Jim: She's a keeper for sure, very cool. 

Real G: You need one for yourself. What are you waiting for? Wink

Steve: Wow oh WOW!!! Whatta haul! Love the MRAP and the cool crane and Panther. The Airfix vehicle set is fantastic! I build them years ago (frankly I need to post them) I will caution you the plastic is super soft. Please be careful on sanding. I took off way more than I wanted in a few places. 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, December 25, 2021 2:52 PM

Those Airfix kits went from one loving home to the next!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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

On deck: Who knows!

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Saturday, December 25, 2021 2:50 PM

Congrats on the two great kits!  I have the Hawker Hunter in my stash and the Greyhound looks like it'll be an interesting build!  Always wanted to get my hands on a 1/48 Hawkeye.  Merry Christmas

TJS

TJS

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, December 25, 2021 2:49 PM

Well I have a few to show.

For Christmas I received some VERY cool stuff.

The 1/35 RFM Oshkosh M1240A1 with full interior.

1/48 Suyata Panther A with full interior and 16 ton crane. I need to come up with a dio idea for both of these kits.

My wife bought me a camera arm so I can start making videos.

Before Christmas I got these on eBay.

Modern Marine tank crew for my Marine M60.

Ther rest is just because

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
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, December 25, 2021 2:20 PM

I got one model from a friend, which is actually a relief since I availed myself to several kits a few days ago!  Anyway, it's Nausicaa's jet flyer (Mowe) from Bandai.  I actually do not have this kit in the stash, and the creaky gears in my twisted mind are turning...

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, December 25, 2021 1:40 PM

We were keeping it simple this year with one gift for each. I got her a pair of winter boots and she got me...............................wait for it................................. a Polar Lights Round 2 Speed Racer. Absolute surprise! Never even talked about it. Always said she was a keeper and she still is. (Whispering)And she said I had too many kits in the stash.Big Smile

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to each and every member of the forums and their families. From the looks of it, we're all going to have a busy year working on those gifts.Wink

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, December 25, 2021 12:47 PM

Bish that's gonna be cool. Love the blade on a tank, even more daunting tehn normal.

On my end I got a few things, the Hawker Hunter is going to be an airshow bird, in the sunburst theme of Miss Demeanour. And my buddy sent me out a Navy dog, the Greyhound!

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
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 25, 2021 10:41 AM

I know what you mean Gamera. Of the 2 itemsi am getting from AA, which i have just ordered, one is the Combat Engineer Tractor. The other is the CVR(t) Spartan.

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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