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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, August 13, 2021 11:18 PM

Aggieman
I do have another kit coming, but I'm dubious if I'll ever see actually see it.  Got it from a guy on eBay (who I note is no longer active on eBay).  The kit is Tamiya's big 1/32 F-15E, and the price was very likely too good to be true.  It has been in "tracking number provided" since the end of June with an expected delivery date by the beginning of September.  I do hope that it is actually delivered, but if not, I'll probably have to just write that off given that the seller is no longer affiliated with eBay (although perhaps I can get compensation from PayPal?)

I sold "as a store" on Ebay for many years. File a claim on that person NOW. He's off Ebay for a reason, and they probably removed him. File the claim and get your money back. IF the kit shows up, which it won't, you're double good. But it won't, trust me. Once they see he's not there, they will pay your claim straight away.

BK

Dream room complete!! BalloonsBeer

On the bench:Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier, Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew

On Deck: Accurate Minataures 1/48 P-51C "Boise Bee", Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, August 15, 2021 12:19 PM

Yeah, I had that experance a couple years back. I found a 1/700 Prince of Wales with a price much lower than anyone else so I bought it. The seller was still active but the order status never changed. Sometimes the status never changes and your item still arrives, so I waited. About two months later I remembered that I had ordered it and I went into eBay to check on it and the seller was no longer a seller. I filed a claim and they checked on it and I received a refund toot sweet. Too bad I never received the kit but I had a full refund with no issues at all.

I like your new acquisitions. I built that AT-ST a year ago and the fit is excelent! I built the AT-AT when it came out and was a fun kit if I remember correctly.

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, August 16, 2021 7:40 PM

Aggieman: Nice collection there of 109s and walkers. Cool idea on making the legs on the AT-AT workable, I like that! 

Good luck on getting the kit you ordered. Guess I'm lucky, not had any issues with Ebay so far. 

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

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 2:44 PM

I've been pretty lucky on eBay over the years. I can count on one hand the rip offs that I've encountered, and I've gotten my money back in almost every case. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Just pay attention to the seller's history before committing, both in number of sales, and reviews.

speaking of eBay, my shopping binge continues…

 

First I found this ice little item which comes with two of these tractor tugs. 

 

 

Then I got this Blackhawk kit to fill out my 1/48 collection of family

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 3:46 PM

Nice kits Stick. I want the Hase 72 Blackhawk some day. I plan on getting a few things from the vendor tables though Whistling

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 modelcrazy on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 3:50 PM

BWT, I just put in a pre order for Arma Hobby's newest Wildcat. I never really cared about the Wildcat but lately the fat little bugger is actually growing on me. Should be shipped sometime in Oct.

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 stikpusher on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 3:52 PM

Thanks Steve. Yeah those Hasegawa Blackhawks are probably harder to find now. I think those were the first Blackhawk kits available long ago. I need to find another A kit for my collection, as the A that I built ages ago was gifted to one of my great nephews. He loves all things that fly... gotta encourage the lad.

I hear ya about the Wildcat. I'm not a big fan, but it does start to grow on you.

 

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 BrandonK on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 4:07 PM

Stik, That little tug would look good with my Hawkeye. Go ahead and send it on over when it's done. LOL. Let us know how that heli works out. I've got to add a blackhawk to the stash, just don't know which one I should get.

Steve, that F4 is pretty cool. I have the Tamiya one in the stash. I'm looking forward to building it up and then I'll park it and the Buffalo I have next to each other.

BK

Dream room complete!! BalloonsBeer

On the bench:Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier, Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew

On Deck: Accurate Minataures 1/48 P-51C "Boise Bee", Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 4:22 PM

BrandonK
Stik, That little tug would look good with my Hawkeye. Go ahead and send it on over when it's done. LOL. Let us know how that heli works out. I've got to add a blackhawk to the stash, just don't know which one I should get.

LOL! Yeah, that tug will go good with most anything that sits on a flight deck...

 

 

As far as choosing a Blackhawk goes, that's a tough one. Army, Air Force, Navy, or Coast Guard. Plus all the different civil agencies. I suppose it all depends on your favorite scheme or background story...

 

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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Posted by goldhammer88 on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 5:58 PM

MC - The little one will be a nice practice for the big one, or maybe the other way around.Wink

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 3:40 AM

modelcrazy

BWT, I just put in a pre order for Arma Hobby's newest Wildcat. I never really cared about the Wildcat but lately the fat little bugger is actually growing on me. Should be shipped sometime in Oct.

 

I've got that Wildcat on my wish list as well. lately i have been taking more interest in WW2 British aircraft, especially FAA for some reason. The Airfix martlet is hard to find so that Arma Hobby kit should make a nice substitue.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Typhoon FGR.4/Airfix 1/72nd Victor K.2

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 4:55 AM

BrandonK

 

 
Aggieman
I do have another kit coming, but I'm dubious if I'll ever see actually see it.  Got it from a guy on eBay (who I note is no longer active on eBay).  The kit is Tamiya's big 1/32 F-15E, and the price was very likely too good to be true.  It has been in "tracking number provided" since the end of June with an expected delivery date by the beginning of September.  I do hope that it is actually delivered, but if not, I'll probably have to just write that off given that the seller is no longer affiliated with eBay (although perhaps I can get compensation from PayPal?)

 

I sold "as a store" on Ebay for many years. File a claim on that person NOW. He's off Ebay for a reason, and they probably removed him. File the claim and get your money back. IF the kit shows up, which it won't, you're double good. But it won't, trust me. Once they see he's not there, they will pay your claim straight away.

BK

 

I totally agree with BK. I had the same thing happen a few years ago. I filed and was refunded

 

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 4:57 AM

Amazon delivery

 

 

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Posted by falconmod on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 6:53 AM

Just got my first roll of EZ-line, got a glouster gladitator I can't wait to try it on.

Picked these two up at wal-mart,  my 5th born son just asked if I wanted the first one and got it for me!  the second I picked up the last time I was in wal-mart.

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 AC-130, 1/72 JL-8

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 9:18 AM

Bish
The Airfix martlet is hard to find so that Arma Hobby kit should make a nice substitue.

Ye, it should make a nice one.

Nice 51 Johnny. I've been looking at that one whenever I go to HL.

Nice Star Trek John. I love the "modern" look of the new ships.

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 Aggieman on Friday, August 20, 2021 6:31 AM

BrandonK

 

 
Aggieman
I do have another kit coming, but I'm dubious if I'll ever see actually see it.  Got it from a guy on eBay (who I note is no longer active on eBay).  The kit is Tamiya's big 1/32 F-15E, and the price was very likely too good to be true.  It has been in "tracking number provided" since the end of June with an expected delivery date by the beginning of September.  I do hope that it is actually delivered, but if not, I'll probably have to just write that off given that the seller is no longer affiliated with eBay (although perhaps I can get compensation from PayPal?)

 

I sold "as a store" on Ebay for many years. File a claim on that person NOW. He's off Ebay for a reason, and they probably removed him. File the claim and get your money back. IF the kit shows up, which it won't, you're double good. But it won't, trust me. Once they see he's not there, they will pay your claim straight away.

BK

 

Thank you to Brandon, Gamera, Stik, and Modelcrazy for your comments on this situation.  I got notification this morning that my payment has been fully refunded.  $49.75 is what I paid in full for that 1/32 Tamiya F-15E.  Yes, that should have been a massive red flag given that the kit retails for nearly 3 times that amount.  Guess I proved ole PT Barnum's "sucker born every day" quote to be true.

Now to find a more realistic price on this kit, because I do want to build it.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, August 21, 2021 4:48 PM

Best of luck finding the Strike Eagle for a decent price Aggie! That will be one impressive build, I'm sure. 

More goodies arrived in the mail yesterday…

 

First up, some PE sets: T-33, F-4J, & generic US aircraft mirrors; and a resin ALQ-101 ECM pod

 

 

then a couple of 1/48 early jets

 

the Monogram 1/48 F-80, to replace the one damaged beyond repair by my daughter’s cat a few years ago

 

 

and ESCI’s old 1/48 FJ-2/3 kit. Yes I know it has inaccuracies, but I really don’t care about them. It’s looks to be a kit that I’ll enjoy

 

 

That’s all for today…

 

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: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, August 22, 2021 4:50 AM

Stik. There's something to be said of older kits. The Fury looks cool. I built the F-80 last year. Its a very build able kit with modelling required

 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, August 22, 2021 8:44 AM

Got this at Walmart last week

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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Ask me about Speedway Decals

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, August 22, 2021 10:29 AM

You know I'd totally forgotten about this thread until ModelCrazy reminded me of it this week! Some cool finds here. And I ran into the same situation aggieman did a few years back over and F-5E from Kittyhawk. Fortunately got my money refunded as well.

Day 1 vendor room - got in right away looking for some specific models of course at a good deal. Found 1 of them, Trumpeters A-10A In 1/32nd scale! Guy was selling his stash and was taking cash only. $80 and it had 4 extra sets of decals in it.

won a half dozen small things in the general raffle, 2 models and 4 sets of vallejo paints. The Mega raffle they had was $5 a ticket. I won on 2 of my 5 and they were super worth it.

the 1st one had me using the UPS shipping they had onsite!


Sorry Joe lol

She's going to mirror her successor, The Big E, in my case next year maybe lol

Then I picked the 2nd one based on a seminar I took while here on how to apply carbon fiber graphics. I've ogled the scale Motorsport decals at shows for a couple years now. I couldn't decide what i wanted more on the raffle table till it hit me, hey this one would be perfect to try out a new skill!


sorry Steve lol

The Grex airbrush class was great. Tamiya and Airfix supported them so they gave away a pair of models there. Picked up an Andy's Hobby HQ shirt and that got us a free model if we showed up at his booth on Friday in it. This looks pretty cool

Maybe Armornut will jump on here and show us the 1/16 Stug he preordered!

So that was the show! Lots of fun and a full suitcase coming home. Looking forward to seeing some updates from the rest of the gang Blind Fold

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!

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Posted by armornut on Sunday, August 22, 2021 10:41 AM

    Well didn't get any pix however it is all over the internet. Yeup I pulled the trigger on the Das Werk 1/16 Panzer 3 Ausf G. Biggest tank I hope to build....I will build it. It is a beautiful kit with just enough interior to look really good. My norm is 35th so like going to the Nats " stepping outta the comfort zone". Also scored a few books on weathering techniques, one was a gift from the FSM MobBig Smile, and how to diorama. Snatched a 1/32 HK Mobious Do 335 Phiffel Trainer, and my lust of the show , a 1/16 Fujimi/ Testors Lamborghini LP500S to which I may make an Idaho or Washington State Patrol car.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, August 22, 2021 1:03 PM

tempestjohnny

Stik. There's something to be said of older kits. The Fury looks cool. I built the F-80 last year. Its a very build able kit with modelling required

 

TJ, I agree wholeheartedly about older kits. Many of the new ones turn me off with their over engineering, high parts count, or extra high costs. 
As far as the F-80 goes, I've built a couple of them previously, so I won't be having any surprises on this go.

 

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: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, August 22, 2021 9:25 PM

Oh wow guys, those all look cool!!! 

Mongoose, picked up the same Kawasaki Ninja kit, only done a tiny 1/35th US Army bike so this should be interesting. Still in the shipping box, intend to open it on my birthday in two weeks. 

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

 

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Posted by Real G on Monday, August 23, 2021 2:13 PM

Here are my IPMS Nats model-related purchases:

Two of the smaller kits are for friends, so actually I only bought one kit and one accessory for myself.  Still, I'm content with my purchases.  And yes, me and my friends like weird subjects!

Believe it or not, I do have a "normal" streak in me, much like the vestigal limbs left in animals that returned to the sea.  The resin props are for a ERTL F7F Tigercat that I have had for many years.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Monday, August 23, 2021 5:42 PM

So, I ordered an ALASKA through Amazon, which means it's coming from China. I got a confirmation for shipping through Yanwen  .  .  . Updates are not particularly accurate or forthcoming. I figured that it hadn't left China yet or at best was stuck in transit or customs. Then today, Fed Ex shows up with a box with a USPS tracking number  .  .  . 

In hand, one Hobby Boss USS ALASKA  .  .  .   Yea!!!!

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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Posted by Dodgy on Monday, August 23, 2021 7:09 PM

I'm going to be watching that build HooYa

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

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  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Monday, August 23, 2021 8:06 PM

Well, that will probably be a bit of a wait as I've also ordered a 1/700 kit which will be the "test Dummy". I figured to abuse the little one so I don't overly screw up the big one.

But, I'll post the progress on that one too.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, August 23, 2021 9:16 PM

OK here are my Nats purchases. The vendors loved me I think.

Books first

Decals

IPMS decals

787 decals

Photo etch and after market

Finally kits

CR-42 I've wanted for a while.

A guy was selling vintage kits for very little. Got this for $5

Something I remembered I wanted

And of course I can't get out of a vendor room without a ship

I wanted to do a 51A in Burma so I picked this up

Then I saw this and it blew my mind. I bought this back in 83ish when it was a new production thinking it would go up in value. The only value that went up was inflation so I sold it 30 years later. I saw this and almost had a coronary. The likelihood that it was the kit I sold around ten years ago is very high. Mine had that first production run sticker with one edge slightly pealed and the box top and bottom was crushed in due to stacking. I bought it for $15, probably what I bought it for in 83. It's got to be mine. What are the odds?

Then I found a 1/32 Zeke which has been on my wish list for several years. Now it's not!

Finally, I've been wanting a 1/72 Seahawk....I saw this and didn't want a 1/72 anymore

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 goldhammer88 on Monday, August 23, 2021 9:36 PM

Nice scores.  Don't be surprised if you find Gam breaking into your modeling cave for the A6M book and the matching kit.

I know a good cardio ICU near you on the A36.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 23, 2021 11:46 PM

Very true Goldhammer, I like that Falco CR. 42 too! Great purchases Steve!!! 

And the cool stuff you picked up Real G esp that Christie tank!

And the USS Alaska of HooYah! 

 

Awesome stuff guys!  

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

 

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