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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Monday, November 8, 2021 5:01 PM

Just finishing Tamiy'a M-51 myself and it goes together like a dream!  Looking for some after-market stores to load up the back.  Andy's Hobbies has a great tutorial build on his youtube site for this tank.  I have the Dragon and Academy versions to build next.  I've been on an IDF kick this year.  The Spitfire, I can relate to your emotions about those early Matchbox kits.  At one time I had quite a few of them in the stash but unfortunately I sold most of them a few years ago, something I regret to this day.  Good luck on your upcoming projects!

TJS

TJS

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, November 8, 2021 3:10 PM

Nice scores Joe! I'm really liking the old Matchbox Spitfire. I have a big time soft spot for those 1/32 Matchbox kits. Reminders of misspent hours when you really didn't have many cares once upon a time...

 

Well, this past Saturday was Modelzona, IPMS Phoenix’s annual show and contest. Needless to say, I went. The vendor rooms were well supported by local and regional retailers and private sellers. There was a fine selection of kits to be found, a d I found these two. Combined prices for both were still less  that what either one fetches at most online shops

 

 

 

I’ve been wanting both of those for my collection since they were each released. 

Value Gear was also present with his full line of products, as was a different vendor with lots of tools! My angle nose tweezers were in desperate need of replacement, so….

 

 

All in all, a fun day at the show! 

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, November 7, 2021 5:55 PM

Boy Howdy! There have been some terrific additions to everyone's stash since I last checked in. Really impressive. 

Neal, I am especially taken by your Ekranoplan kit you scored. That is way too cool. May have to look into one myself.

Bish, Glad to see you acquire the Zvezda C-130. I understand them to be very nice kits. Well done on all the rest of your recent additions.

TJ, Magnificant haul. Love the Superbird.

Stik, Can't beat that deal on your Tempest. Wish I'd caught that one.

Well done to all.

Meanwhile, I've added some recent additions lately:

Found this at a reasonable price on ebay. Another desired kit added.

Opted to get a batch of these to use instead of PE harnesses. They are really nice to use.

And finally I picked this up at auction. I actually already have this kit that I started when I was in High School. Had finished most the cockpit and engine. Although my effort at the time was quite sub-standard. When I saw this available I figure "What the heck!" and got it for the parts in order to finish it with my much better skills.

Cheers All!

 

"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: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Sunday, November 7, 2021 4:02 PM

Bish

Well, thats what we do, pass things on.

 

I prefer to call it "cross contamination."  Stick out tongue

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 7, 2021 3:10 PM

Well, thats what we do, pass things on.

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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  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Sunday, November 7, 2021 1:32 PM

Bish
You got the AFV club indy link tracks i take it

Yes, those are the ones, thanks again for the advice - I value your knowledge.

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

   

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 7, 2021 12:42 PM

You got the AFV club indy link tracks i take it. I am not a huge fan of plastic indy tracks but i used that set and they were not to bad, though i have got metal ones for the Scorpion. If you do decide to get anything else, i can deffinetly recomend the turret, the kit one is rather off, and the hull rear stowage bin has much nice detail than the kit oetion.

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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Posted by Hutch6390 on Sunday, November 7, 2021 11:37 AM

Thanks, Bish - I remembered you'd mentioned them before, so that's where I got the tracks from - at a very good price, too!  I haven't decided what I'm doing with the Scorpion yet, but they'll certainly get my business if I want anything else for it.

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

   

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 7, 2021 11:18 AM

Hutch6390

I've been away from these pages (and my workbench) for a few weeks, dealing with some other stuff.  Nothing serious, just things that needed doing.  So I've just had a quick catch-up, and there are some very nice addditions here.  Is everyone stocking up for the winterBig Smile?  I have to say I like the look of that P-43, Aggieman, and Bish's new Jackal takes my fancy, too.

I've been trying to hold off buying kits - I had hoped to go to the IPMS show at Telford (and no doubt come home laden with loot!), but I can't justify the cost.  Maybe next year.  Anyway, I did sort of Just Have A Look, Not Interested In Buying Anything, Honest, at e-bay, and snagged this for a song -

I've also got replacement tracks, as the rubber bands that came with it look like the worst I've seen in decades.  The replacements look like a lot of work, but I'd be letting the model down if I used the kit tracks.  The money I saved on the kit more than covered the cost of the new tracks.

I've also made myself a couple of storage racks from CD/DVD spindle lids and some threaded steel bar -

They take up very little space, and cost next to nothing.  I can see a few more being made for my woodworking workshop.

Stay safe, everyone, and keep posting.

 

 

 

If you fancy some resin AM for that Scorpion, i would recomend these guys.

https://www.scorpion-miniature-models.co.uk/

I used their stuff on the Scimitar and have some Scorpion sets as well.

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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  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Sunday, November 7, 2021 11:11 AM

I've been away from these pages (and my workbench) for a few weeks, dealing with some other stuff.  Nothing serious, just things that needed doing.  So I've just had a quick catch-up, and there are some very nice addditions here.  Is everyone stocking up for the winterBig Smile?  I have to say I like the look of that P-43, Aggieman, and Bish's new Jackal takes my fancy, too.

I've been trying to hold off buying kits - I had hoped to go to the IPMS show at Telford (and no doubt come home laden with loot!), but I can't justify the cost.  Maybe next year.  Anyway, I did sort of Just Have A Look, Not Interested In Buying Anything, Honest, at e-bay, and snagged this for a song -

I've also got replacement tracks, as the rubber bands that came with it look like the worst I've seen in decades.  The replacements look like a lot of work, but I'd be letting the model down if I used the kit tracks.  The money I saved on the kit more than covered the cost of the new tracks.

I've also made myself a couple of storage racks from CD/DVD spindle lids and some threaded steel bar -

They take up very little space, and cost next to nothing.  I can see a few more being made for my woodworking workshop.

Stay safe, everyone, and keep posting.

 

 

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

   

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, November 5, 2021 10:00 PM

goldhammer88
Nice find.  Don't know if that kit has the wing clip done yet or not

No, it's a straight standard P-51D kit, not modified in any ways.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Friday, November 5, 2021 9:52 PM

stikpusher

"C-130 sittin' on the strip

64 Troopers on a one way trip

Mission Top Secret, Destination Unknown

Dont even know if you'll be going home"

Wink

Nice score Bish!

 

This came in the mail the other day. It’s the old original Revell late 70’s vintage kit. Came out the same time as their Me-109G10, P-40E, and Spitfire II. I won’t be building it in the kit racer markings, but instead in one of the many 8th Air Force fighter group markings that I have…

 

 

 

Nice find.  Don't know if that kit has the wing clip done yet or not

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, November 5, 2021 9:30 PM

"C-130 sittin' on the strip

64 Troopers on a one way trip

Mission Top Secret, Destination Unknown

Dont even know if you'll be going home"

Wink

Nice score Bish!

 

This came in the mail the other day. It’s the old original Revell late 70’s vintage kit. Came out the same time as their Me-109G10, P-40E, and Spitfire II. I won’t be building it in the kit racer markings, but instead in one of the many 8th Air Force fighter group markings that I have…

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 9:22 AM

The venerable C-130. 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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Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 1, 2021 8:55 PM

TJ: Whatta haul!!! 

Bish: Wow she's gonna be a monster in 1/72nd! 

TJS: Good luck!!! I haven't looked at Wal-Mart for hobby supplies in a long time. 

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

 

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, November 1, 2021 8:33 PM

G'day Aggieman. I just purchased a magazine with a build article on the Dora Wings Lancer kit. Do you want me to scan it and send it to you? If so, PM me with an email address.

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

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Sunday, October 31, 2021 4:51 PM

I'm going to visit the Walmart in our community and one that is about 17 miles away.  Thanks for the information.

TJS

TJS

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Posted by Chemteacher on Sunday, October 31, 2021 1:28 PM

MR TOM SCHRY

Yea, a guy on youtube also said that his local Walmart store was carrying some AMT/MPC kits.  I checked my local store and they didn't have any kits for sale.  Must be some type of regional thing.

TJS

 

At my Wal-mart, the kits were in a small, stand-alone aisle display. They were not in the traditional aisle with the toys, etc...but were near the toys and bicycle areas. I believe it may be a seasonal thing with the holidays approaching. 

On the bench: Revell-USS Arizona; Airfix P-51D in 1/72

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Friday, October 29, 2021 2:14 PM

Yea, a guy on youtube also said that his local Walmart store was carrying some AMT/MPC kits.  I checked my local store and they didn't have any kits for sale.  Must be some type of regional thing.

TJS

TJS

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Posted by Bish on Friday, October 29, 2021 1:41 PM

I thought the Valiant was going to be the last kit i got myself this year. But went into the LHS on the way home to get some masking tape, the last thing i expected to see was the new Zvezda C-130, they don't usually have kits in so soon after release. But there it was. I didn't get the first kit hopeing for the new 130J-30 version so when they announced it, it was added to the wish list. After about 5 mins thinking about it, it found itself coming home with me.

I am so glad i resisted getting the Italeri kit several years back along with the very pricey conversion sets.

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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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, October 28, 2021 5:22 AM

goldhammer88

Nice, but looking like you are starting your own squadron of Phantoms.

Have the same superbird that I started years ago and just found in a drawer.

 

I have so many F-4J decals and not enough kits. At $10 a piece hard to resist

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, October 28, 2021 2:32 AM

stikpusher

Nice score Bish! So now you have all three V Bombers?

 

Still got the Vulcan to get. The general view is that it will be re-released next year with the Black Buck version, and thats what i am waiting for. From what i have heard, the kit released this year has that in mind.

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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Posted by goldhammer88 on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 9:03 PM

Nice, but looking like you are starting your own squadron of Phantoms.

Have the same superbird that I started years ago and just found in a drawer.

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 8:08 PM

My additions from the Modelpalooza show in Orlando 

 

Plus 4 Hasegawa 1/48 kits

Bf109G-6

Bf109G-6/14

Fw190A-4

J2M Jack

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:30 PM

Oh all of those are cool guys but I really love the LA-5FN SP and the P-43 Aggieman! 

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

 

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  • From: Katy, TX
Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 6:41 PM

I learned (or re-learned) something just recently - that Seversky became the Republic Aircraft Company.  I've already done a 48th scale P-47N this year, and am currently working on an old Hobby Craft P-35A.  So what could be more fitting than to go get the dad of the Thunderbolt, if the Seversky P-35 is the grandpa?

I took a look at the contents of this rather small box.  What I found was 7-8 sprues of some good-looking styrene, with many parts that look very fragile.  No locator pins on anything that I could see.  Loaded with detail in the cockpit, engine, and gear bays.  Includes a fret of PE.  This one is not even going into my general stash; it is going right to the build stash, with an eye on moving to the work bench after my next pending build (a Tamiya Focke Wulf Fw190D-9).

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Posted by Chemteacher on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 5:59 PM
I just picked up an AMT 1/32 scale 1932 Ford Coupe at my local Walmart. I was just browsing about and came upon a small display of kits. They were mostly AMT cars and semi’s with a few Polar Lights Star Trek ships that are repopped by Round 2. Either way, glad to see a few kits there. I hope it continues.

On the bench: Revell-USS Arizona; Airfix P-51D in 1/72

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 5:57 PM

Nice score Bish! So now you have all three V Bombers?

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:14 PM

Just as i am at the stage of painting one V Bomber, i replace it in the stash with another. I missed the Valiant first time round so glad i got one this time.

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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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:27 PM

Bish
There certainly doesn't seem to be a lot of interest in post war British armour subjects out side of the UK. So i have been surprised to see some of the releases over the last few years starting with the Takom 432. Many of these sujects were only in resin from Accurate Armour.

Maybe there isn't that much comparative interest, but it 's about damn time that somebody started filling those gaps in Cold War UK AFVs. They did see some long term world wide service.

As for myself, I’ve had a few new items arrive over the past couple of weeks, so now I have enough worth posting… 

 

 

First up, for the Academy 1/48 Hawker Hunter that I’ve had in my stash for ages, a cockpit set to replace the very under scale kit parts.

 

 

Then this nice old Accurate Miniatures 1/48 US ordnance set to correct or change some load outs on a few of my future builds… always nice to have!

 

 

and last but not least, a new improved more accurate better replacement for the Hobbycraft La-5FN that I built last week for my great nephew…

 

That’s all for now…

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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