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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, May 14, 2022 8:13 PM

Nice stuff BK. I like that Razor Crest

Well I finally received those Tusk US Pacific Marines. I love these Tusk figures. This set has 9 total figures. These are why I bought the Sherman

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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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, May 14, 2022 6:23 PM

Pick up some more kits for the right price. Had to wait for some and that took awile. Not sure why but some of what I'm getting is coming out of Europe rather than from here in the States. Oh well, at least I got them.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, May 13, 2022 10:52 AM

Nice adds there Steve. Those are nice kits. Good luck on the house, but get the hobby room done first, we must have our priorities straight ya know.

Gamera, nice add for the bike. That should be interesting to see built up. You do know she's really a bleach blonde anyway, right?

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 13, 2022 10:10 AM

Real G: Thanks! I know a local sushi chef. I might ask him for advice on how to build the perfect roll. Don't think I'm going to paint it though, the plastic has the kinda shiney translucent look of real rice and fish.

Steve: Good luck with the house and WOW some nice additions there! I've really enjoyed the HobbyBoss and Takom kits I've built but haven't built anything by Border and U Star is totally new to me. I don't build much 1/48th armour so is that most of what they make? Cool RE2000 too, I've got a few Sword kits but haven't built any yet.

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

 

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, May 12, 2022 3:53 PM

It's about time I started to get back into this thread.

My latetest addition, well not yet exactly, is a 1/1 1750 sq ft house in northern texas. It's a....how should I say, glue bomb that I'll need to take apart, clean up and reassemble. That should take a few years to complete but assuming my closing date stays and the loan passes the underwriters (less that $100K than I was pre qualled for). I'll be moving my goods and my presious stash in on the 28th.

Becides that, I have been a busy guy.

Most were bought during Sprue Bros sales.

I ordered some Pacific Marines walking up a road from Tusk so (of course) I needed something to go with them. I'll get the AM wood planks for the sides.

 

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/

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    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:57 AM

Oh~ Gamera-San, I see you buy salmon sushi!  Berry naisu!  And brondie gyaru!  I rook forward to see you paint!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 8:57 PM

Great stuff guys!!! Esp love that big honkin' T-Rex Brandon!!! Heart

I've been a good boy and kept from buying anything for a little while. But then this figure came in at HobbyLink Japan so I ordered a few other things to fill out the order. Sorry couldn't help myself. 

I bought the figure to go with the 1/12th bike I bought last year. Blond Girl Rider, hmmmm. Well, I'm painting her as a brunette. 

I like brunettes better and I'm just the sort of Censored who likes to ice skate uphill... 

And another car. I think it's due to me playing a lot of Forza IV: Horizon. Frankly I suck at it but it's still fun to drive insanely expensive cars when you don't have to pay for repairs when you keep slamming into someone's farm equipment in the middle of the road. 

And she looks totally badass. Next I have to build one. I keep reading about how to get gloss paints done but still can't seem to get them right. 

And 1/1th sushi, I couldn't help myself. It's sooooooo weird! And the 1/24th Japanese granny with a gun. Pretty weird too. Seems she was in some Japanese survival show and became a fan favorite. It's a Japanese granny with a big gun- how can you top that??? Maybe I'll have her driving the Lamborghini.... hmmmmmm...... 

  

 

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

 

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 11:22 PM

keavdog
Nice!  I have this kit as well.  I've jumped on EBBRO kits when I see them and yes there is certainly a Tamiya affiliation.  Check this article out: https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/article/october-2017/200/featured-modelmaker-ebbro And you best join the F1 GB - I want to see this go together before I build mine.  BTW - you can order the missing sponsor decals here: https://www.indycals.net/decals/f1/70lotus49c.html  

Thank You very much for the links John. Terrific info. Love to see folks branching out and molding such unique subjects. I ordered the decal set as well as the Tamiya seatbelt set. Unfortunately, Hobbyworld has the red and gold Zero paint set for the Type 49 on backorder. Hoping to pick that up as well even though gold decals are supplied with the kit.

I'm holding off on a total commit to the GB until I get a couple of other builds cleared from my bench. I do have good intentions though. I do greatly appreciate the invite.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 4:44 PM

JOE RIX

I was browsing around on ebay and came across this really cool F1 kit. I've seen some of the other Ebbro kits around and considered them but, this was the first time I'd seen this one. I am rather fond of the 60-70's F1 cars and opted to jump on it. Upon it's arrival I broke open the box and grabbed the instructions. My immediate reaction was "These are Tamiya instructions." So my question is, is Ebbro in someway a subsidiary of Tamiya? Either way, it appears to be an impressive lit with excellent detail and molding.

And, yes John, I am considering getting this into your F1 GB.Hmm

 

Nice!  I have this kit as well.  I've jumped on EBBRO kits when I see them and yes there is certainly a Tamiya affiliation.  Check this article out: https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/article/october-2017/200/featured-modelmaker-ebbro

And you best join the F1 GB - I want to see this go together before I build mine.  BTW - you can order the missing sponsor decals here: https://www.indycals.net/decals/f1/70lotus49c.html

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 9:16 PM

JOE RIX

I was browsing around on ebay and came across this really cool F1 kit. I've seen some of the other Ebbro kits around and considered them but, this was the first time I'd seen this one. I am rather fond of the 60-70's F1 cars and opted to jump on it. Upon it's arrival I broke open the box and grabbed the instructions. My immediate reaction was "These are Tamiya instructions." So my question is, is Ebbro in someway a subsidiary of Tamiya? Either way, it appears to be an impressive lit with excellent detail and molding.

And, yes John, I am considering getting this into your F1 GB.Hmm

 

Very cool. I too love those 60-70's era F1 cars. The style was top notch. Looks like a very nice kit.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 7:50 PM

I was browsing around on ebay and came across this really cool F1 kit. I've seen some of the other Ebbro kits around and considered them but, this was the first time I'd seen this one. I am rather fond of the 60-70's F1 cars and opted to jump on it. Upon it's arrival I broke open the box and grabbed the instructions. My immediate reaction was "These are Tamiya instructions." So my question is, is Ebbro in someway a subsidiary of Tamiya? Either way, it appears to be an impressive lit with excellent detail and molding.

And, yes John, I am considering getting this into your F1 GB.Hmm

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, May 2, 2022 10:55 AM

I built that Enterprise model back in the 80's,it's a nice canvas for lots of improvements and ideas.

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, May 2, 2022 9:18 AM

Drums: You scored yourself some mighty sweet deals. Love the idea you have for the Camaro. That should be some righteous fun. Gotta love it when you get the bonus bonus deal at HL.

Steve5: Gorgeous sailing ship kit. You have my admiration for building one of those. Nice.

Brandon: Suberb haul my friend. That Enterprise is a dandy and I'm hugely impressed with your plans for it. I look forward to that. Nice armor and the T Rex is way too cool.

Pat: Love the Surfite. Nothing wrong on the collection of Imprezas. I think it is really cool to have a connection and to have several schemes to choose from. Unfortunately, I'm not seeing your pics of the completed builds.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Sunday, May 1, 2022 4:52 PM

Yes I bought another one of these too! I bought and built the first one in 2016, how time flies!

News Update! The kit was delivered today 04.05.22. The kit is still in the factory sealed bag, but the box and instructions look to have been stored for a number of years in a very damp place! On checking both the date shown is 1965!

Update, 08.05.22. I've cut open the bag today and checked all of the parts for molded info. On the underside of one part it has 'Ed Roth 1965'. The damaged box has on printed on it ' Revell Inc Venice California, Copyright 1962-1965' If it was a re-issue it would have on the box ' Revell-Monogram Morton Grove, IL with a 1993 copyright date'. So it's that old!

Remember , common sense is not common.

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, May 1, 2022 11:21 AM

That's some nice stuff Brandon.

I built the Triceratops a few years back and yeah, they're heavy. Nice kit though and fun to make your own color scheme

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/

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, April 30, 2022 10:01 PM

I picked up a few that have recently arrived. Others still on the way. Couldn't pass up 55% off on the Panther and $19 on the Panzer. Been wanting the Enterprise for some time now, finally pulled the trigger. I'm gonna light it and make the radars rotate as well and scratch the hanger bay up. Looking forward to a long build here. The Rex was an idea from one of you who did a kit with their grandson. This thing is solid resin, not hollow and weighs a ton. The decals and whatnot are for a 1/24 BF-109E a dear friend gifted me. This will be a massive bird. Looking forward to building it as well.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, April 30, 2022 3:18 PM

Well here's quick taster keavdog (John) in the sun today. The end onne on the left is a 1/43rd Heller kit.

I printed some of the decals, Ken Block, 7Up and Monster Energy, plus a few coloured splashes.

Remember , common sense is not common.

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 4:37 PM

We need a family pic when you finish that one Pat

Thanks,

John

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    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 4:34 PM

Yes OK I've bought another one. That must be number 7 or 8 in various colours and various decals! All because the rally cars were built by Prodrive about 20 miles away!

Remember , common sense is not common.

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 11:15 PM

Wow Ben, great deal on the Boba Fett and the Camaro looks nice.

Steve - that's years of entertainment right there.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 10:20 PM

my latest aquiscition.

 

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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, April 25, 2022 5:09 PM

Two things that normally do not attract me, but in these two instances had me spring for them. First was a 1:18 older Ertl die cast of a 1971 Camaro Baldwin Motion Edition. It did not come with a box, but it had the right trim, color, options, etc. My goal is to totally tear it apart then reassemble it with detail (BMF window trim, full plumbing, reworked interior, chassis, and engine, tire and wheel details, etc.). The price was to hard to pass it up at $12.00.

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This one is close to anyone who has followed and like the Star Wars saga. I was walking around a chain store called Hobby Lobby and wandered into the clearance section to find a 1/12 model figure of the bounty hunter Boba Fett. It was one of only a couple Bandai items in the clearance area. So it was marked down 35% and then they had a flash sale in the model area of another 40% off. This means I got the very detailed figure at a cost of only $10.00 instead of $39.99. 

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He will look good along with his partner, the Mandalorian (also got at a huge discount on him earlier this year)

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While not epic, they are great deals for me that will allow me to branch out from my normal type of builds.

Ben / DRUMS01

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

PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato - DONE

1/20 Revival 1936-37 Auto Union Tipo C  - WIP

1/32 Hasegawa F-16C - Staged

 

 

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, April 24, 2022 11:20 PM

Nice scores Joe.  1/700 PE Indifferent

Thanks,

John

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, April 24, 2022 10:07 PM

You just have to love arriving home to find that several of your individual orders have all arrived at once. And not just from the US but, also from China and Poland. What a glorious porch full of splendor!

First from a vendor from China on ebay. I've been drooling to nab one of these 1/72 Flyhawk Dauntlesses. Upon opening the box it does indeed appear to be one outstanding kit. Since I was ordering the Dauntless figured I'd enhance the order with a righteously extensive AM set for my 1/700 Alaska.

From Poland I got the Arma Hobby Fokker E.V. The Reppu is a sweet FB auction win.

A few choice enhancements from Roy over at Barracuda.

Finally, this absolutely outstanding book that is a must for any Corsair nut such as myself. Extensive analysis and photos to satisfy the most ardent Corsair detailer.

It was good day indeed.

"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 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, April 24, 2022 9:29 AM

Definitely enjoying some of the new additions you all have been bringing home.

John: You certainly have been a busy little beaver with the stash amassing. Can't help but to be lovin' on your new Tamiya Corsair. Just a wonderful kit. The OH-13 is a nice addition. also that Xingu II is a cool kit. You are doing honorable work my friend.

PFJN2: Yo Bro! That there is one fancy haul you got there. I really like the 3 Revell ships you got.

Stik: Happy to see you acquire the Grenadiers. Very nice gift indeed.

Pat: Those are 2 very sweet kits you picked up. Not overly familiar with manufacturers but, they are choice subjects nonetheless.

 

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Saturday, April 23, 2022 6:41 PM

Try contacting me at gfowler2012 at yahoo dot com (interpret that).  It won't appear as that name.  Nom de plume, naturally.  Wink

Gary

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, April 23, 2022 1:58 PM

Hey GAF, I'm interested in the PE set. Since the PM system here is kaput, I'm not sure how to exchange  information for shipping.

Gamera, no diorama planned with the Redcoat & Colonials. But I will display them together once built.

 

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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GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, April 22, 2022 7:45 PM

I've ended up with another item included in a recent purchase for which I have no use.  It's an Eduard PE detail set for a Revell 1/32nd FW-190D.  I'm sure it would work for other kits, but I have no 1/32nd kits in my stash, and no interest in acquiring any.  So if someone wants this, just express an interest and I'll get it in the mail forthwith.  Luckily, it shouldn't cost to much to mail!

Gary

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 21, 2022 5:55 PM

SP: Congrads on the Redcoats! Are you going to do a dio with them and the Rebels? 

Pat: Those are friggin' cool! Love the Gee Bee, in 1/72nd I'd think it'd be about the size of a large hornet!

John: Those are awesome! The bike is cool and you'll love the Corsair, one of the best kits ever. And the submersible is really interesting. 

Steve: Best 'o luck with the move! 

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

 

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, April 21, 2022 12:41 AM

Ya, we're just starting to think about moving to AZ... I hate moving and hate moving models (built ones) even more!

Thanks,

John

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