SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

Our Latest Acquisitions 2017-2021

266964 views
4396 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, November 25, 2021 6:54 PM

PFJN2

 

 
JOE RIX

Steve: Excellent additions. That Zeke trainer is quite cool. can't say that I have seen that kit before. 

PFJN2: That ZTQ-15 is as neat as can be. Does it come with decals for the digital camo?

 

 

Hi, sadly, no it doesn't come with the digital camo decals, but I may take a look at getting the a PE template like Gamera mentioned in his post.

Pat

 

Here's mine:

It's not that big a little over three inches by three inches- eight cm by eight cm. 

The site show the guy using it to cut masking tape for the masks though I think you could just spray though it. 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001431029970.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.27424c4dHgQSog

 

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Thursday, November 25, 2021 6:06 PM

JOE RIX

Steve: Excellent additions. That Zeke trainer is quite cool. can't say that I have seen that kit before. 

PFJN2: That ZTQ-15 is as neat as can be. Does it come with decals for the digital camo?

Hi, sadly, no it doesn't come with the digital camo decals, but I may take a look at getting the a PE template like Gamera mentioned in his post.

Pat

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, November 25, 2021 3:26 PM

Excellent Joe! Man Christmas came early for you my brother. Yes

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
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, November 25, 2021 2:53 PM

Nice haul Joe. That SS-100 is a nice little kit, i used one with my Do 24. I've been trying to get hold of a couple more.

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 Thursday, November 25, 2021 1:30 PM

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

And awesome haul there Joe!

Please let us know how those Quinta Studios decals go.

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, November 25, 2021 10:36 AM

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all!! I hope each you has a beautiful day with family and friends and that some bench time is had by all.

Drums: What big and beautiful additions you have. I'm loving that Jagdpanther. Those should be some epic builds.

I've had some rather sweet acquisitions trickle in lately. mainly new discoveries that have got me fairly excited.

To start off, thanks to the influences of one Mr. Modelcrazy I have really taken an interest in the Arma Hobby kits. Seriously, how have I been missing out on these. By chance, I scored their Fokker E.V for $15.00 on the FB deal or no deal page. Then I came across their Hurricane kit after checking their website. After checking reviews I knew I had to check one of these beauts out. Ordered off of ebay. These are beautifully molded kits and the expert editions come with masks and PE. To boot, they are molded on one single sprue with low parts count. Granted, I have yet to build one yet but, I will soon as the Fokker has me looking to set aside all other projects and jump right in.

The 1/72 AZ Model Kingfisher was again a kit that I was totally unaware of. This was offered up by the same chap that had the Arma Fokker E.V. So I offered $15.00 and got that in addition. It appears to be a very nice mold with good detail. Stoked about this one for sure.

My first Quinta Studio 3D decals arrived. Opted to check out a couple of their Corsair offerings to start. I believe I will be to liking these.

Picked this up with the idea of using it with one of my larger 1/72 luftwaffe aircraft. Thinking the Revell He 115.

Decided to try out the AK IJAAF color paint set for a couple of my kits. The Staggerwing was an auction score. It looked cool but, ends up it is an absolutely atrociously molded kit. Likely test mule kit.

And finally, after having done some reading in a book about the RN Fleet Arm, I became intrigued with the Fairey Firefly. Not a beauty to look at but it was apparently a rather effective aircraft. So, off to ebay and "Voila" it is now in me stash. 

That is all. Carry on.Big Smile

"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 Thursday, November 25, 2021 9:20 AM

Oh wow, I'm falling behind- great stuff guys!!!

 

PFJN2: I bought a little metal mask thingee to paint digital camo the other week. Haven't tried it yet. I'll have to post a photo of it here.

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 8:22 PM

Nice! I've always liked the F100. Such a cool looking jet! Love the Jagdpanther, always liked that one as well. I've also wanted a Tante Ju.

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
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 4:33 PM

Nice grabs everyone as the aircraft and armor finds look great. Well, for me Christmas came a little early for me too, here are my latest arrivals. and if I'm lucky perhaps there might be more from Santa Surprise


1) It's ProModeler so it can't be that bad, right? The only thing I noticed was the decals were all cracked and not useable. I'm sure I can find replacement ones (I hope). The interior fuselage details look quite nice. This is one without a flight crew but it does have four paratroopers, humm?

Image

2) I have always wanted this one since it was issued,... got it now, and the details are outstanding. I'm going to build the camouflage versions called "Thor's Hammer" that was used during Vietnam. It seems that the only item missing is a pilot, but I will fix that. And the camouflage paint scheme with the burnt and faded heat treatment will be a neat challenge for me.

Image

3) Last and certainly not least is my entry into the armor segment with detailed interior. The mold details look excellent on first look. Now I just hope it fits well. I'm not looking forward to the individual track links, but I figure if I can do small scale ship PE this should not be that bad and the improvement over the rubber one piece tracks is obvious. I've already ordered a five member crew for it from MasterBox.  

Image

Image

Nice grabs everyone, this is going to be a fun winter watching everyones builds. Stay safe and healthy!

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

PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato WIP 

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 11:26 AM

Steve, those are two great subjects! Nice scores.

PFJ, four months to get that kit from time of order? I guess that it came on the proverbial slow boat from China. But it does look like a cool subject. 

Oh it was a fine trip to the mailbox yesterday! 

 

First up was this beastie, which the “Eb” seller offered at a much lower price than it was listed for. Shipping was more than the cost of the kit. I guess since the Tamiya and AFV Club editions of this kit came out, this version is not as popular. Score! 

 

 

Then this for one of the Academy Sheridans in my stash. I’ll be using the Operation Just Cause marking options. 

 

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 8:47 AM

Steve: Excellent additions. That Zeke trainer is quite cool. can't say that I have seen that kit before. 

PFJN2: That ZTQ-15 is as neat as can be. Does it come with decals for the digital camo?

"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 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, November 22, 2021 5:50 AM

modelcrazy

Thanks Chris,The fuse is together so at least that's done.

I went  to our local club meeting last night a bought a few things from a club member who passd a little while back. The money goes to the widdow, plus my birthday is comming up so I got myself a little something.

A 1/48 A6M2 K trainer. I've been wanting one for some time. A nice addition to my Zeak collection.

A 1/35 Tamiya M60A1 with additional AM

 

Steve I've got a different version of the trainer Zeke. I too had really been looking for one and found it on my local marketplace

 

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Sunday, November 21, 2021 7:27 PM

Hi,

I ordered this off eBay back in August and it arrived two days ago Smile

ZTQ-15

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, November 21, 2021 11:13 AM

Thanks Chris,The fuse is together so at least that's done.

I went  to our local club meeting last night a bought a few things from a club member who passd a little while back. The money goes to the widdow, plus my birthday is comming up so I got myself a little something.

A 1/48 A6M2 K trainer. I've been wanting one for some time. A nice addition to my Zeak collection.

A 1/35 Tamiya M60A1 with additional AM

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
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, November 20, 2021 9:09 AM

modelcrazy

I visited a friend of mine the other day and we traded kits. I gave him several 1/700 kits that I probably won't build and gave me his AFV Club M48H and a 1/32 Tamiya F-14 thats partially assembled (fuse only). I'm always getting half built kits from him which is cool cause their free. Big Smile

 

 

Ditto I swear half of those 1/32 Tamiya F-14's are out there half-built!! Got one myself from a good guy at the local club. He started the fuse and quit...you need wood clamps and extra styrene to hold the thing together haha Super Angry

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 Saturday, November 20, 2021 7:36 AM

Steve: You have done quite well here lately. Nice return on your trade. Obtaining a Tamiya 1/32 F-14 is a win by any standard. That M-48 is a dandy touch to boot. Well done.

GH: Ahh, yet another victim of the "resistance is futile" syndrome. No one goes to the LHS for just a jar of paint. LOL! Nice additions my friend.

GAF: That was indeed a thoughtful gesture by Steve. Steve is certainly a stellar friend and gentleman. Just an example of why prefer these forums to all the others.

 

 

"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
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 19, 2021 11:26 AM

I went to our Hobby Town last night to pick up some paint, and of course I can't leave without something plastic.

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 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, November 18, 2021 2:54 PM

You're welcome Gary. It was just a fraction of what you sent me.Big Smile

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/

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Thursday, November 18, 2021 10:38 AM

I can't show this one, but I wish to express my thanks to Modelcrazy.  As a gesture of appreciation for sending him some extras from the last model show, he presented me with a Sprue Brothers gift certificate.  Guess I'll have to put it to good use!

Thanks again, Steve!  A very generous and kind gesture.

With regard,

Gary

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 6:55 PM

I really have to stop going to the LHS (45 miles away).  Went in for three colors of Tamiya and a bottle of X20.  By the time I got out of the store my bill was $65.  Added a building and detailing aircraft book, and a Revell 1/72 HE 177 A-5.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 1:28 PM

Thanks Hutch.

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 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 11:07 AM

modelcrazy
gave me his AFV Club M48H and a 1/32 Tamiya F-14 thats partially assembled (fuse only). I'm always getting half built kits from him which is cool cause their free. 

I should have friends like that!  Sounds like a good swap to me, Steve - nice one.  

Belated congratulations, Bish - many happies, mate!  Those look like impressive pieces, I know you'll do them justice.

Joe, that looks like quite a project with the P-47!  I've seen a few builds of that kit, it looks great, maybe one for my "buy next year" list - my last P-47 was a Revell 1/72 job moulded in green plastic, circa 1970!

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

   

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 8:34 AM

Thanks Tom, neither do I and was wondering the same thing.

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 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 7:51 AM

ModelCrazy,

It sounds like you got the better half of that trade!  I have that same kit in my stash and was wondering if it could easily be converted into an IDF tank or into the U.S. Vietnam version.  I really have no interest in building it as a R.O.C. tank.

TJS

TJS

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 9:55 PM

I visited a friend of mine the other day and we traded kits. I gave him several 1/700 kits that I probably won't build and gave me his AFV Club M48H and a 1/32 Tamiya F-14 thats partially assembled (fuse only). I'm always getting half built kits from him which is cool cause their free. Big Smile

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
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 9:52 PM

Bish: Happy Birthday my friend. Very nice gifts indeed. The busts are really cool.

Gamera: Lovely additions. That Nate is choice.

Drums: Mighty stellar haul you got yourself there. I just ordered my first Quinta 3D decals for a couple of my Corsairs to check them out. Love the Brabham ford.

My latest addition is this sweet 1/72 Tamiya P-47D with a healthy dose of choice enhancements:

  

"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 Tuesday, November 16, 2021 9:48 PM

Cool stuff Bish - I'd like to see the busts unboxed

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 8:38 PM

Thanks SP and happy birthday Bish!!!! Love the busts!!! 

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 7:40 PM

I'd love to see what you do with that Legionary Bish.

I like Oden an the Vixen as well.

Happy birthday mate!

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
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:45 PM

Had 3 new additions for my birthday today. The Mrs got me busts for the first time in 3 years, and for a chance from Young Miniatures one, she got me 2 from Nuts Planet. She knows i am into anything Roman and this is the second one she has got me.

And after watching The Last Kingdom and The Vikings, she is into Vikings stuff so got me Odin.

And i gave out a short list of kits i was after. As well as taking an interest in FAA aircraft, i have also been looking at British post war twin boomers. This is my foirst and it ticks both boxers.

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

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS
FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.