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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, December 26, 2021 11:42 AM

John 3:16 KJV

Thank you to my Secret Santa! I've gotten a brand new Sdkfz 251/1 Hanomag halftrack PLUS a brand new hobby knife set with 60 extra blades! Boy, I won't need a new knife for years! Very nice! Big SmileGift

 

Oh man, another on from my stash. These are super cool and I can't wait to see you build this up.

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"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, December 26, 2021 11:43 AM

Glamdring

I feel spoiled once again this year, with a Tamiya M1A1!

Looking forward to it, thanks so much!

 

Oh, an Abrams. Super cool. This is gonna build up nice. We are gonna have so many cool builds this year. I think we may have the best year yet now.

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"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, December 26, 2021 11:44 AM

goldhammer88

To paraphrase George Burns, say good morning Gracie.

Santa found the Hasegawa 1/48 B7A2 (Allied code name Grace) Japanese bomber/torpedo aircraft from the late war period.  

But one of the elves must have a sadistic streak, for he tossed the PE fret in the box.

Thank you Santa and the elf, I'll try to do you proud.

Pic as soon as I get my old laptop up and charged again.

 

Ok, we need pics asap. The Japanese planes look so good. I can't wait to see this one.

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"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, December 26, 2021 11:45 AM

Justinryan215

It looks as though it will be a naval aviation year for me!  My Santa sent me the Hasegawa 1/72 scale EA18 Growler!

 

it goes perfectly with the Hasegawa 1/72 scale Tomcat and the Trumpy 1/32 Intruder that the wife and kids got me!

 

thanks Secret...Santa-Man!

 

Nice, a growler EA-18. Those a super cool. And yes, it will go very nicely with your others.

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"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, December 26, 2021 11:46 AM

German Armour

Santa sent me the Tamiya He 219 UHU!  Very happy!

 

Oh snap, I need pics. This is gonna be cool. I need to add one of those to the stash.

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"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Sunday, December 26, 2021 1:03 PM

 

Finally remembered how to do this....

The Aichi B7A2- Grace

The PE fret from Eduard

Thanks again Santa!!

 

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Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, December 26, 2021 1:06 PM

MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!!!  Sorry for the delay but yesterday was crazy with two kids and my sisters dinner!   LOL! 

I woke up yesterday and had a wonderful time with the kids!  Then...there I was...sitting in my chair with the kids joyfully playing with their gifts, my coffee in my hand and my SS gift in my lap.  Drifting back to years gone by as a kid and getting models for Christmas!!!  I ripped into gift and almost cried!  I could not be happier with my SS gift!  THANK YOU SS!!!!!  You rock!!!!!  I have been wanting to get this kit and there it is in my lap now! 

Again...what an awesome GB and what awesome SS's!!!!

Thank you again SS...it is PERFECT!

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, December 26, 2021 1:18 PM

That box art is worthy of being cut out and framed!!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, December 26, 2021 1:23 PM

BrandonK

Wow, SS went above and beyond this year. So many stellar kits.

My SS shocked me with the kit I got. I have to admit I am a bit short of words with this one. Thank you SS, you nailed it. I can't wait to get going on this one. I've been wanting to go a winter camo German armor build for sometime now and this is the perfect candidate. I even get to try my hand a zimmeret as well. This is will be my fave for the this year for sure. Awesome!!!

BK

 

You're not kidding. That is a nice kit!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Sunday, December 26, 2021 1:37 PM

Eagle90

MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!!!  Sorry for the delay but yesterday was crazy with two kids and my sisters dinner!   LOL! 

I woke up yesterday and had a wonderful time with the kids!  Then...there I was...sitting in my chair with the kids joyfully playing with their gifts, my coffee in my hand and my SS gift in my lap.  Drifting back to years gone by as a kid and getting models for Christmas!!!  I ripped into gift and almost cried!  I could not be happier with my SS gift!  THANK YOU SS!!!!!  You rock!!!!!  I have been wanting to get this kit and there it is in my lap now! 

Again...what an awesome GB and what awesome SS's!!!!

Thank you again SS...it is PERFECT!

 

 

I have the earlier boxing from a couple years ago... almost falls together. Plastic is on the softer side, typical Airfix.

 

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    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Sunday, December 26, 2021 1:42 PM

BrandonK

Wow, SS went above and beyond this year. So many stellar kits.

My SS shocked me with the kit I got. I have to admit I am a bit short of words with this one. Thank you SS, you nailed it. I can't wait to get going on this one. I've been wanting to go a winter camo German armor build for sometime now and this is the perfect candidate. I even get to try my hand a zimmeret as well. This is will be my fave for the this year for sure. Awesome!!!

BK

 

From what little I know of Meng and their parts count, you have a project on your hands.  Looks interesting, might have to wander into the dark side one day

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, December 26, 2021 2:05 PM

Eagle90

MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!!!  Sorry for the delay but yesterday was crazy with two kids and my sisters dinner!   LOL! 

I woke up yesterday and had a wonderful time with the kids!  Then...there I was...sitting in my chair with the kids joyfully playing with their gifts, my coffee in my hand and my SS gift in my lap.  Drifting back to years gone by as a kid and getting models for Christmas!!!  I ripped into gift and almost cried!  I could not be happier with my SS gift!  THANK YOU SS!!!!!  You rock!!!!!  I have been wanting to get this kit and there it is in my lap now! 

Again...what an awesome GB and what awesome SS's!!!!

Thank you again SS...it is PERFECT!

 

 

Oh my goodness. This one is nice. I have often looked it over at HL, but now I may just have to pick one up. This is super cool.

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"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, December 26, 2021 2:08 PM

goldhammer88

 

 
BrandonK

Wow, SS went above and beyond this year. So many stellar kits.

My SS shocked me with the kit I got. I have to admit I am a bit short of words with this one. Thank you SS, you nailed it. I can't wait to get going on this one. I've been wanting to go a winter camo German armor build for sometime now and this is the perfect candidate. I even get to try my hand a zimmeret as well. This is will be my fave for the this year for sure. Awesome!!!

BK

 

 

 

From what little I know of Meng and their parts count, you have a project on your hands.  Looks interesting, might have to wander into the dark side one day

 

This is a very interesting subject and worthy of some special attention. I have been trying to get myself to build a dio with my armor but I have not yet gone that far. Having said that, this tank on the box art has a great war photo of it in distress. I may have to build the dio up like this.

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"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Sunday, December 26, 2021 2:22 PM

I've seen that pic or one similar before.  Ambitious dio.  Should be a beauty.

Bought an ICM Tiger a few years ago.  Opened the box, looked at everything, and closed it up.  Not yet up to the ability or standards to attempt it.

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Posted by German Armour on Sunday, December 26, 2021 4:28 PM

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, December 26, 2021 5:56 PM

Now that's too cool! I've heard that kit goes together quite well.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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    February 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Sunday, December 26, 2021 5:58 PM

Yes, looks super nice!

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, December 27, 2021 11:51 AM

BrandonK

 

 
goldhammer88

 

 
BrandonK

Wow, SS went above and beyond this year. So many stellar kits.

My SS shocked me with the kit I got. I have to admit I am a bit short of words with this one. Thank you SS, you nailed it. I can't wait to get going on this one. I've been wanting to go a winter camo German armor build for sometime now and this is the perfect candidate. I even get to try my hand a zimmeret as well. This is will be my fave for the this year for sure. Awesome!!!

BK

 

 

 

From what little I know of Meng and their parts count, you have a project on your hands.  Looks interesting, might have to wander into the dark side one day

 

 

 

This is a very interesting subject and worthy of some special attention. I have been trying to get myself to build a dio with my armor but I have not yet gone that far. Having said that, this tank on the box art has a great war photo of it in distress. I may have to build the dio up like this.

 

BK

 

Dioramas are great! I did my first not too long a ago (copying a true historical story with it), and boy--can you go back to doing armor minus a diorama?! Wink

I'm thinking I'll put my Sdkfz. 251/1 in a diorama, too. The tricky part is, the version(s) I'd want to do took part in the Battle of Stalingrad; so, that would call for some urban ruins--something I've never done before!

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by DiscoStu on Monday, December 27, 2021 11:54 AM

My Santa knocked it out of the park.  This is one of my favorite kits!  Looking forward to starting it.

 

 Untitled by Stu George, on Flickr

"Ahh the Luftwaffe. The Washington Generals of the History Channel" -Homer Simpson

  

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, December 27, 2021 11:55 AM

Mopar Madness

That box art is worthy of being cut out and framed!!

 

All the best artists fled the art galleries to paint model kit art! 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, December 27, 2021 11:58 AM

Those MiGs have those cool conical noses! Great catch, DiscoStu!

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, December 27, 2021 1:14 PM

BrandonK

 

 
goldhammer88

 

 
BrandonK

Wow, SS went above and beyond this year. So many stellar kits.

My SS shocked me with the kit I got. I have to admit I am a bit short of words with this one. Thank you SS, you nailed it. I can't wait to get going on this one. I've been wanting to go a winter camo German armor build for sometime now and this is the perfect candidate. I even get to try my hand a zimmeret as well. This is will be my fave for the this year for sure. Awesome!!!

BK

 

 

 

From what little I know of Meng and their parts count, you have a project on your hands.  Looks interesting, might have to wander into the dark side one day

 

 

 

This is a very interesting subject and worthy of some special attention. I have been trying to get myself to build a dio with my armor but I have not yet gone that far. Having said that, this tank on the box art has a great war photo of it in distress. I may have to build the dio up like this.

 

BK

 

Please, please do this dio!!!  I would love to see that!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, December 27, 2021 1:30 PM

Me too!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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Posted by Dodgy on Monday, December 27, 2021 4:06 PM

Somebody loves me! I asked SS for something in braille scale german armour from WWII, (trying to be mindful of cost), and received this magnificent King Tiger in 1/48. My heartfelt thanks to whoever sent this. I am going to enjoy this!

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

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, December 27, 2021 4:32 PM

German Armour

 

Ok, yes this is very nice. Congrats on such a cool 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"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

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    February 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Monday, December 27, 2021 4:40 PM

BrandonK

 

 
German Armour

 

 

 

Ok, yes this is very nice. Congrats on such a cool kit.

 

BK

 

 

Thanks!  It looks to be a  very nice kit.

 

I might buy a couple detail sets for it.  Maybe do a tiny bit of scratchbuilding on it.

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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Posted by Glamdring on Monday, December 27, 2021 8:48 PM

This is going to be a great year to watch the building!

 

goldhammer88

Glam - with last year's, you're on the way to an armored division.

That's for sure!  Maybe a Brad will be in store next year.

This will actually be my first Abrams and is definitely scratching an itch that I have had for a couple years.  I have a couple M2s in the stash, but they kept slipping down the queue for various reasons as time went by. 

I can barely contain myself from tearing into the box...need to get that Paladin done first!

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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Posted by Glamdring on Monday, December 27, 2021 8:52 PM

BrandonK

 

 
goldhammer88

 

 
BrandonK

Wow, SS went above and beyond this year. So many stellar kits.

My SS shocked me with the kit I got. I have to admit I am a bit short of words with this one. Thank you SS, you nailed it. I can't wait to get going on this one. I've been wanting to go a winter camo German armor build for sometime now and this is the perfect candidate. I even get to try my hand a zimmeret as well. This is will be my fave for the this year for sure. Awesome!!!

BK

 

 

 

From what little I know of Meng and their parts count, you have a project on your hands.  Looks interesting, might have to wander into the dark side one day

 

 

 

This is a very interesting subject and worthy of some special attention. I have been trying to get myself to build a dio with my armor but I have not yet gone that far. Having said that, this tank on the box art has a great war photo of it in distress. I may have to build the dio up like this.

 

BK

 


That would make a great dio.  Where you going to try out Meng's 3D decal zimmerit or go with a homemade application?  

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 12:56 AM

Those night fighters look inspiring.

Still waiting for my package but delays are significant

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 11:05 AM

Glamdring
Where you going to try out Meng's 3D decal zimmerit or go with a homemade application?  

I am going to go with a home brew zimmerit. I watched a video of Mengs decals and I was not impressed. I think I can do better by hand. This will be interesting to say the least.

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"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

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