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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 9, 2021 11:12 AM

Cool Ben! She's gonna be an awesome F-100!

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

 

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 12:23 PM

Here are some more items I just got today for upgrading my 1/32 F-100. The kit has a wonderful engine assembly and stand that I want to keep out and show, so the exhaust nozzle set was a must. The kit did not come with a figure either so its purchase was a no brainer.

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"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato WIP 

 

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:45 PM

PatW

A different F1 car, the Aoshima Ogre AN-21.

 

Neato!  I wonder why it is called the Aoi Ogre?  Aoi in Japanese can mean blue or green.  I guess murasaki (purple) ogre does not roll off the tongue?

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:31 PM

Great pre-Christmas additions guys!!! 

Love the F7F Joe, beautiful plane- shame it didn't make more of a mark on history. 

Very cool racer Pat, love the SF look! 

Ben, very cool stuff there too- love the flesh tone paint set. Painting figures is one of the most rewarding and frustrating parts of the hobby. 

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

 

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 7:48 PM

No new model kits, but I did get stuff to support my builds:

Flesh Tone Paints:

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Decals for my 1/48 Monogram PBY Catalina:

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Replacement decals and masks for my ProModeler JU 52/3:

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Still looking for some good 1/48 WW2 German pilot figures (not a fighter pilot). 

DRUMS01

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato WIP 

 

 

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, December 6, 2021 1:06 PM

WOW Pat, that is something different, and I like it lots. Are you building it OOB or are you going to change sponsors, colors, etc?

If you don't mind, could you do a build string on this one?

DRUMS01

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato WIP 

 

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, December 6, 2021 7:57 AM

Sme very nice stash building going on here. 

Cliff: Those are some sharp looking figures. They sure lend themselves to some nice alternatives.

Aggie: Well done. Anytime you add a Corsair it is a very good day.

John: Sweet score on the chopper. Excellent subject

Pat: Whoa! Now that is a very cool concept. I like it a lot.

I won this unexpected F7F st auction. Excited to add a half decent F7F in 1/72. Appears to be a rather nice multi media kit.

"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
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, December 4, 2021 6:11 PM

Big fan of the Bo-105 chopper.  Did the German military version ages ago (PAH). I picked up this 1981 still in shrink wrap rescue version for pretty cheap.  

Original price tag shows 6.49  Surprise

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, December 4, 2021 1:32 PM

That's pretty wild looking Pat.  Back to the 6 wheeler design i see, must have solved the wear and braking issues :)

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, December 4, 2021 4:41 AM

A different F1 car, the Aoshima Ogre AN-21.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, December 3, 2021 1:56 PM

Aggieman & Gamera, those are some great acquisitions! 

Well, I found another of those rare good price deals on eBay with this one. About $10 plus standard priority mail shipping. It’s an Italeri rebox of the old ESCI T-55 kit, plus it includes the turret top dome armored fan cover to make a T-54/Type-59 tank. For that price, I’m not complaining. 

 

 

Now I just need to decide on a paint & marking scheme. Right now it’s a toss up between Syrian in 1973 or Soviet in 1968. Decisions, decisions…

 

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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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 3, 2021 8:40 AM

Thanks guys!

Real G: Yeah, you could do a lot with them. The US guy in the middle bottom probably dropped his glasses...

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

 

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    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, December 3, 2021 5:03 AM

Gamera

I did pick up some nice figures from AliExpress. 

Two sets of US Vietnam era tankers- the M103 I bought them for had a five man crew so the two sets work out well. The lower set seem to be poking at a mine- which doesn't seem like a very good idea to me. I'm going to retrofit them into looking at a second vehicle stuck in the mud. 

I think the guy kneeling accidently dropped his screwdriver down a fuel filler hatch!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Thursday, December 2, 2021 11:45 PM

Nice grab Gamera, I like the figure subjects and detail.

DRUMS01 

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato WIP 

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 2, 2021 8:21 PM

I did pick up some nice figures from AliExpress. 

Two sets of US Vietnam era tankers- the M103 I bought them for had a five man crew so the two sets work out well. The lower set seem to be poking at a mine- which doesn't seem like a very good idea to me. I'm going to retrofit them into looking at a second vehicle stuck in the mud. 

And a set of British Second World War tankers. I've got a series of British tanks. Not sure which I'll use just them for yet.

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 2, 2021 8:16 PM

Aggieman & Ferg: Those are some choice additions! Hobbycraft was a little Spartan on detail but the few I built did have good fit.

Pat: Now that's a set of tires!  

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Thursday, December 2, 2021 6:02 PM

A few more additions to the stash.

I recently did a couple of old Hobby Craft kits that, while not Tamiya quality, went together easily, were of decent detail and look great on the shelf.  Kitlinx had a sale of someone's acquired stash, and I picked out these two - a P-40B (like I really needed another one of those) and a birdcage Corsair.

I returned to this hobby after a high school + college + first few years of professional life break in 1995.  That Hobby Craft P-40 boxart was appealing, and I very nearly picked up that kit (newish at the time) but for some reason never did.  Was happy to see it included in this sale, and was quite surprised when I opened both of these Hobby Craft kits in that the P-40 included decal sets for each AVG squadron, and the Corsair included a set of resin tires.

I am currently building a Dora Wings kit, the P-43A Lancer.  I had long had my eyes on their P-63 King Cobra, and more recently discovered this French aircraft of which I know absolutely nothing. 

And finally, I have been a fan of Star Wars since I first saw the first movie in June 1977. I saw each of the movies starting with Return of the Jedi on opening night, and I built all of the original release of MPC kits in the summer of '78.  I recently did a Revell Republic Star Destroyer, outfitting it with lights and was fairly impressed with the result, but it was a major undertaking that I'm thinking I'd like to avoid.  There was a larger scale kit that Zvezda/Revell has, but I've built a few Bandai kits and have found them to be just about perfect.  This one came with a lighting kit, although the instructions are a dizzying array of "Holy Moly, how am I going to deal with all of this?!!!!"

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 4:59 PM

 I've bought some 3D wheels/tyres with chunky treads for an upcoming rally car build. They included the brake disks which I have already started painting. 

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 9:43 PM

TheMongoose

Joe where the he...ck are you gonna put all this!

 

I have a devious plan to annex my wife unit's walk in closet. I fear that I may not survive this mission.Indifferent

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  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 9:09 PM

goldhammer88

Just made arrangements to pick up a 1/32 Minicraft/Hasegawa F-18.  From an estate of a club member.  According to Scalemates, a 1979 release, so......

 

Nice!

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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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 7:02 PM

Joe where the he...ck are you gonna put all this!

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
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 6:23 PM

CN: The Mig-21 and Jeep are some choice picks. That Jeep is as cool as can be.

Dodgy: Wonderful additions my friend. The Sea Fury is a sweet subject and kit. I do hope that acquiring these brought you peace of mind.

"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
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 7:12 AM

Just made arrangements to pick up a 1/32 Minicraft/Hasegawa F-18.  From an estate of a club member.  According to Scalemates, a 1979 release, so......

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 4:19 AM

I had a bad, angry day, so I went hunting........

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 29, 2021 10:13 PM

Oh wow that's cool CN, never heard of a Jeep mounted flamethrower like that either! 

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Monday, November 29, 2021 8:12 PM

Joe, at least I got off cheaper than you did with that haul. 

 

C, nice find, never even heard of that version in either model or 1:1.

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Monday, November 29, 2021 7:28 PM

Delivered today from Sprue Bros. This bad boy just looks so bada$$. Had to have it for my Jeep collection

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, November 27, 2021 6:12 PM

Oh that's cool CN. Some many schemes you can do with the MiG-21!

GH, thanks! The tank is pretty anglular with not a lot of curved surfaces. I'll have to see when I pull the tank back out. Cutting tape would probably work better though. 

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Friday, November 26, 2021 11:49 PM

Gamera, you could spray through it, but would have to mask it up for colors, and not get a soft edge.  How flexible is going to be for curved surfaces, some can be fairly tight radius.

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Friday, November 26, 2021 11:32 PM

This is what I bought today

 

Kind of return to the old days as MIG 21 was my second model decades ago

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