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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, March 27, 2022 10:01 PM

John: Nice haul- that's a good kit. And the stand looks like a big improvement over my wedging decal setting bottles in a the corner of a kit box to make sure they don't tip over. 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, March 26, 2022 11:47 PM

Looks like fun Pat

There's a dude on ebay out of China that goes by jazhobby.  Lot's of great prices if you're willing to wait a month+ for shipping.  Got this Frank for 19 delivered.

Poking around on ETSY I found this GEM!!!! no more spilling.

Check his stuff out here:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/kscalemodels?utm_source=transactional&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=convo_notifications_010170_10683759063_0_0&campaign_label=convo_notifications&utm_content=&email_sent=1647170880&euid=nnKrTjbJ_axEsmWvXd0xBAe3Wv8r&eaid=428754438606&x_eaid=c484b6ca61

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 24, 2022 11:22 AM

Cool stuff guys!

Aggieman: The Ju-188 is an odd kit. I'm building the original boxing of the Dragon E-1 version and it's been an interesting jouney for me. The detail is excellent but the fit is kinda bad. I've been using LOTS of putty and sanding.

Robert: That blows about the artist losing his life.

Pat: Wow, didn't even know LEGO did a Vespa, that's pretty cool.

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Thursday, March 24, 2022 7:04 AM

Our eldest son (53) in Calgary sent me a LEGO E-Gift voucher for my birthday last week (74). After buying online the box arrived a few minutes ago from Belgium 3 days later. The kit has 1106 parts, and box is 19" long 11" wide and 5" deep! These large kits always come with a free gift, in this case some flowers!

 

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, March 20, 2022 5:39 PM

PFJN2

Wow, I didn't realize German trucks could fly Surprise

 

I recall Dodge Chargers and GMC vans can as well.

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Sunday, March 20, 2022 4:03 PM

Wow, I didn't realize German trucks could fly Surprise

  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Sunday, March 20, 2022 1:09 PM

   SWEET!! the amazing flying Opel Blitz. Cool box art.

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, March 20, 2022 11:32 AM

I had this little gem arrive in the mail yesterday:

   

 

Ordered it on a whim after I saw the box artist was killed in Ukraine.  I wish the box hadn't arrived so dinged up, I would have liked to frame this one.

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, March 18, 2022 11:36 PM

Nice.  I just got that same Typhoon kit.  Curious how the Ju188 goes together.  Looks nice - repop of the Dragon kit.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Friday, March 18, 2022 10:30 PM

My latest two additions:

Hasegawa Hawker Typhoon Mk. I tear-drop canopy 1/48

and 

Revell's Junkers Ju188A-2 Rächer 1/48

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 4:23 PM

Took it another decade to get over here, but those tabacco sponsors were booted out of our racing scene, especially NASCAR, by the anti smoking crowd.

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 3:41 PM

Thanks Joe and John. Joe the quality is superb, I've already built a racing BMW M3 from the same manufacturer. No John the Rothmans logo was not allowed. There were problems advertising tobacco products in the 80's specially in the Far East/Suadi Arabia etc.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 9:10 AM

That looks awesome Pat.   A 911 rally car is pretty wild!

Isn't it supposed to be Rothmans sponsored?

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 8:33 AM

That is a first rate score Pat. I'm sure well worth the wait. Glad it finally arrived in your stable. I'm not overly familiar with that manufacturer. How is the quality?

"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
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 4:54 PM

After 6-12 months on backorder this is finally on it's way!

When our youngest son was 21 we took his Beetle to a specialist 911 builder Frances Tuthill. He did suspension/paint etc to make it ready to show in the Cal-Look class. Two of these were in his workshop along with about twenty other 911's, 914's, and 356's all being restored. His son Richard still supplies classic 911's for racing and rallying.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 11, 2022 8:10 PM

keavdog

There's still a lot of Verlinden figures out there, at least in the 120mm scale.  I don't see the aircraft detail sets they made which came with resin, PE and other materials.  Very nice - I still have a couple.

 

Yeah I've been picking them up here and there. But it's kinda annoying to think that one day they'll all be gone. 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, March 11, 2022 6:38 PM

There's still a lot of Verlinden figures out there, at least in the 120mm scale.  I don't see the aircraft detail sets they made which came with resin, PE and other materials.  Very nice - I still have a couple.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 11, 2022 6:32 PM

Thanks Bish! Damn shame, Velinden had some really nice stuff. 

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, March 11, 2022 10:17 AM

If i remember right the Verlinden molds were destroyed when he retired. Seem to recall reading it but can't recall why.

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
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 11, 2022 9:08 AM

Thanks SP, I thought so. Seems like someone would buy up the molds.

Hope they're not like Meteor Productions. The owner went though a messy divorce and apparently his wife would get half the proceeds of anything he made. So it seems he just destroyed everything so she wouldn't get a cent...

 

I have heard the 'rubber' wheels on kits like the F7F are completly safe with plastic if you paint the plastic wheel hulls and coat them with a nice thick layer of varnish to seal them from the effects of the 'rubber' material. Not sure, never tried it myself. I have the same F7F kit and bought the aftermarket set of resin tires to go with mine. One day, oh one day I'll build the darn thing...

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, March 10, 2022 10:24 PM

Thanks guys! 

Gamera, as far as I know, Verlinden is out of business, and whatever you can find is old stock.

John, I really like Miniart figures. All the ones that I've build and painted so far have turned out well. They require a bit of mold seam clean up, but the sculpting, detailing, and poses are excellent.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, March 10, 2022 6:26 PM

Nice figures stik, curious how those MiniArt ones are.  

I've been looking for this kit for a while

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, March 10, 2022 11:14 AM

I have been missing some stuff here.

Gotta love Italian AC

Nice Tigercat Stick. Love the figures as well.

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
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 10, 2022 9:08 AM

Ooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

Cool stuff- love the Typhoon and MC.205 John- I love Italian WW2 paint schemes, the smoke ring decals sound like a BIG time saver.

And cool figures SP! I need to check out that Jeep crew myself. And is Velinden still in production or is that just old stock still selling out?

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 8:55 PM

Nice scores John! Gotta love that Veltro!

Aggie, thanks for the tip on the wheels. I have heard that before about the rubber tires and plastic rims. It's a crying shame that True Details is not producing right now. Otherwise it'd be a quick fix for those wheels.

Had a few more additions to my stash over the past week or so. For the jeep that was gifted to me I picked up this nice crew figure set

 

 

and for my one of my 80’s Cold War US tanks…

 

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 5:33 PM

stikpusher

Well, another eBay score has arrived. 

 

 

I had been wanting this kit for awhile. 

 

 

That is a nice kit.  But I think that is the release that included rubber tires that would not play well with styrene.

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 5:32 PM

keavdog

I had to go into the city to get my YukonXL serviced.. happens to be a block away from a great local hobby shop...  

Been wanting a Typhoon for some time

This one comes with the smoke ring decals 

And this just caught my eye - AND the LHS carries some MCW paints so I picked up what looked to be the right green (and an AlcladII aluminum and a small bottle testors silver)

Outside of 2 or 3 kits I have coming from overseas/pre-order I'm putting the brakes on the acquisitions for now... we'll see  :giggles:

 

That's the same Typhoon kit I just acquired.  Will be building it later this year alongside an Eduard Tempest.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 3:01 PM

I had to go into the city to get my YukonXL serviced.. happens to be a block away from a great local hobby shop...  

Been wanting a Typhoon for some time

This one comes with the smoke ring decals 

And this just caught my eye - AND the LHS carries some MCW paints so I picked up what looked to be the right green (and an AlcladII aluminum and a small bottle testors silver)

Outside of 2 or 3 kits I have coming from overseas/pre-order I'm putting the brakes on the acquisitions for now... we'll see  :giggles:

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 1:40 PM

I'm with you!  I think "Toons" are great for a quick "slump buster" build.  I've been noticing a "Toons"category at some of the model shows that I've attended.  Really like the Sopwith kit!  Any plans to get their Fokker triplane and French Spad?

TJS

TJS

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 8:01 PM

Awesome stuff guys! Esp love the French 75 and the M115 SP and the Camel Pat! 

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

 

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