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Our Latest Acquisitions 2017-2022

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Thursday, March 31, 2022 3:54 PM

Bought the hellcat shortly after it came out.  Going to let a couple people here decide what happens to it.

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  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Thursday, March 31, 2022 3:44 PM

My latest acquisitions:

  This would be one of those that I'd put on a "Most Wanted" list for 1/48, but even in 1/72, it looks pretty big.

And speaking of big ...

My favorite USN warbird, when I saw this released, I knew I'd eventually pick it up.  Now where am I going to (a) stash it until it finds its way to the workbench and (b) display it once completed?  I have the Airfix 24th Typhoon, but (b) has kept it from getting to the bench.  The 24th Mosquito was the first 24th scale kit I ever did, and while that one was a bear to build (in terms of way too many parts and way too long on the bench), it graces a wall nowadays and looks fantastic.
  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 31, 2022 8:54 AM

Dunno if she's adorable but it was affordable. Picked up this Yak-1 in a club raffle for twelve smackers. Always loved Accurate Miniatures kits- would have been happy to pay about three times as much but twelve bucks suits me fine.

 

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 8:25 PM

Joe,

That's quite a haul!  Yep, that Arma Hobby Ki-84 kit will be the bee's knees.  I had a look at a friend's P-51B/C from the same manufacturer, and from the looks of it, Arma Hobby is gunning for Eduard level quality and detail.

It is a good time to be a 1/72 airplane modeler!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 8:18 PM

keavdog

Wow Joe what a haul!  Quite the Frank collection.  Really like the BRE 240Z.  I snagged the 510 kit last year.  The c.200 is nice as well.  I have a recent facination with Italian aircraft.  Join the Formula 1 GB with that Benetton B188

BTW I didn't know much about the Frank.  Did some reading it seems it was the best Japanese fighter in WWII.  A real hotrod.

 

Thanks John. I wouldn't mind getting the 510 also. You are correct concerning the Frank. I was just reading how it suffered from issues with the Homare engine over heating in it's cylinders at high speed. They found that those issues were resolved with the use of high octane fuel. Unfortunately for the IJAAF, that fuel was in very short supply. This was validated by Americans after the war with captured Franks. They found that with high octane fuel the Frank was a very excellent performing aircraft.

Steve: Yeah, I figured all these Ki-84's would get your attention. LOL! Like I mentioned, I am hugely excited for the Arma Hobby Frank.

Cliff: Thank You. I right fancy Italian aircraft myself.

"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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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 6:38 PM

Yeah wow Joe! 

Love the Ki-84, it was probably the best Imperial Army fighter of the war. 

The Macchi C.200 is awesome too. I love Italian aircraft. 

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

 

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 6:36 PM

That's fantastic Joe! 

You are a man after my heart with all those 84s Stick out tongue

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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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 4:20 PM

Wow Joe what a haul!  Quite the Frank collection.  Really like the BRE 240Z.  I snagged the 510 kit last year.  The c.200 is nice as well.  I have a recent facination with Italian aircraft.  Join the Formula 1 GB with that Benetton B188

BTW I didn't know much about the Frank.  Did some reading it seems it was the best Japanese fighter in WWII.  A real hotrod.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 3:11 PM

As advertised, here be the gems I've accrued over the past couple of months.

As I mentioned to John, I've been on a Ki-84 Hayate kick as of late. Not to mention a few other Japanese aircraft. Franks first.

And no sooner than I had got these I find Arma Hobbies new release. This sent me into cartwheels and subsequently onto the couch in pain. I have already pre ordered this box of sweetness.

Then a 1/48 Raiden to boot.

A couple of nice FB auction scores:

Then some choice ebay acquisitions:

And lastly, after 2 years of Covid isolation from traveling the wife and I made the 100 mile drive to Grand Junction, Co. This meant I finally got to visit my friends at my LHS. It was so refreshing to buy some kits there again. These came home with me.

Well, that is all for now. Looking forward to further new kits from you all.

Thanks for having a look.

Joe

"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 Tuesday, March 29, 2022 2:33 PM

How in the wide wide world of sports did I let 2 months go by without updating my gains let alone acknowledge everyone elses wonderful additions? Good Grief!!!Indifferent Well, I best be to getting as caught up as possible.

Let me start by saying that you all have been immensely impressive in your stash packing endeavors. 

Bish: Yeah, I may be going all the way back to jan. but, I have to commend you on picking up the Arma Widcat and the Eduard Hellcat. I am in total agreement about the Eduard 1/72 Hellcat. It is hands down the best kit I've built to date. I acquired another in the new boxing as well. Can't wait to get into my Wildcat. Overall, you have done very well in all of your new buys.

Steve: Sure like the dio additions as wellas the figures. No doubt you will put them to good use. 

John: Holy smokes son! You have been incredibly prolific and all over the place. Some really outstanding adds. The older Tamiya Hayate is sweet. You'll see here shortly that I've gone a bit Frank happy lately. The 1/144 Connie, Typhoon, Macchi 205, 217k and the U-boat are sick also. Seriously, just too much to mention. It is all good my friend.

Stik: Good to see you adding quality armor at a steady rate. You always find really intriguing subjects. Enjoy that you got yourself an F7F Tigercat. Those are still rather decent kits

Real G: Always there with the odd and esoteric. Sushi. Who'd a thunk it. The Sea Dart is definitely neato. Cool stuff Bro.

Aggieman: Well done on scoring the big B-58. I'd love to go that route but, alas, space is my undoing.

Keyserj: I see that you have been doing quite well yourself. Love the Deathstar/ Star Destroyer combo.

PFJN2: Nice haul you got yourself. The Arizona is certainly to my liking. I really like the Charleston Navy Yard Dry Dock. Super cool!

Gamera: Leave it to you to find "cute" in a tank. Cool little subject indeed. Now I'm waiting to see what you find that comes across as adorable.Wink

cbaltrin: You can never go wrong with any 1/72 P-47 and P-40. Love it!

Crown: That Roden Bus is choice. That ought to be a rather fun build.

Tojo: Sweet Paladin. 

Glamdring: Solid score on the Opel Blitz hovercraft.

PatW: Those are some neat Lego sets. Very cool.

Whew! I hope I got nearly everyone. It really is a whole lot of fun to continually see what everyone finds. I'll update my additions right directly.

Cheers All, Joe

 

 

 

"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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    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

 

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  • 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.

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    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." 

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Posted by PFJN2 on Sunday, March 20, 2022 4:03 PM

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

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    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

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    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." 

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    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

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    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.

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  • 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.

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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    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

 

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  • 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

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    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

 

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  • 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

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    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

 

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