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  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 1:44 PM

Alright, It is now my turn to share my pile-o-plunder from the Nationals. I was blessed with being able to drive and to have ample room in my car for a slew of choice of items. Being as this was my first Nats, I was completely in awe of the vendor room. It was also a magnified experience being able to shop and browse with fellow FSM Mob members. With that, let's begin shall we.

Here is the big picture of the haul:

This was my big purchase as this has been on my wishlist forever. The coup de gras for my Corsair collection.

Then this was simply an added bonus as far as wishlist kits go. Not pictured is the Tom's Modelworks PE set I also got for it.

I won one raffle and picked out a grab bag of kits. Nice score!

Here are the bonus kits I picked up while oogling the bounty of choices.

My Andy's T-shirt kit

Books and magazines:

And with part of my jackpot winnings I treated my self to these books:

Now, I am faced with the task of where to put all of these in my man hangar. I have pretty much run out of space. It may be time to annex the wife unit's walk in closet.ConfusedConfused

ENJOY!!!

"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
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 4:42 PM

A Monogram L'IL Coffin. From ebay here in the UK for £10 as it is already used/started etc, as you can see it's in bits. The owner painted most things gold and tried to stick the chrome parts on top of the paint, but also without removing the chrome plating. I'm stripping the paint from the back axle/driveshaft and the engine block as most of the chrome parts began to fall off once I handled them. The hinges on both the doors and body are broken in one way or another and I will try to replace them.

 

A new kit complete here in the UK is about £50 - £100!

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 9:23 AM

I didn't know you grabed so meny Joe, nice choices.

The Corsair is da bomb

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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  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 11:17 AM

The Neptune Joe grabbed is a classic.  I have seen many awesome builds out of that dinosaur kit!

By the way, what will the FSM Mob be building first from their haul?  I bought only one kit, so it's simple for me.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 11:20 AM

Awesome haul there Joe!!! Looks like Christmas came early for you!!!

 

Pat: Congrads on getting the kit you wanted without the collector's price!

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 12:49 PM

Real G
By the way, what will the FSM Mob be building first from their haul?

Ya know, I was thinking the 335 as captured by the US, OOB. That one may make it to Omaha.

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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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 1:50 PM

Some nice hauls there guys.

Had 2 new additions show up. I know the large scale naval weapons kits are not to everyone's taste, but i like the idea. When takom released their 72nd Yamato turret, my first thought was i hope they release a Bismarck one. And soon enought, one did follow and i have now picked that up.

I hope they continue with this theme. Personally i'd like to see a triple turret from either the Scharnhorst or Deutschland class as well as a 4.5inch gun as used on RN ships over he past few decades. I already have the 35th Sea Wolf and Sea dart on my wish list.

And i also picked up a new addition to my British armour collection.

And i was glad to see a few weeks ago that a Caernarvon is to follow soon.

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

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 2:42 PM

Nice pick-ups Bish. I'm building the Turret right now as a welcome light relief to the stern business of building ships and planes. It goes together nicely although I've seem to have lost that one token part one must always loose during a build. If it doesn't show I'll scratch it.

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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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 3:20 PM

Are you useing the AM set with metal barrels and wood deck or just OOB. I plan on doing mine at the same time as i bild my Revell 350 Bismarck, but that won't be for a couple of years yet.

I knew it would be big, but the size of the box took me by surprise, its going to be a big beast when complete. Which scheme are you going for.

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

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 4:12 PM

Bish, a Scharnhorst turret is going to be about the same size, as she was designed to be upgunned to the 15" twin as a drop in replacement.

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 4:40 PM

Just OOB. I'm going to try something diffrent then my usual for the deck.

I'll be painting it in Operation Rheinubung colors to match the Bismarck I'll get to hopefully sooner that later.

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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  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 4:51 PM

I'd like one of those B turrets too. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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

On deck: Who knows!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 5:44 PM

keavdog

I do like the looks of that La-7.

Ordred this christmas tree for posing pictures of my drag cars - should be fun.

This was 'technically' ordered by me, but my wife is giving it to me for my birthday next month Cool

The just released Meng 1/24 GT40.  Can't wait!

 

Have my eye on that GT 40 too. 

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 6:24 PM

Real G

The Neptune Joe grabbed is a classic.  I have seen many awesome builds out of that dinosaur kit!

By the way, what will the FSM Mob be building first from their haul?  I bought only one kit, so it's simple for me.

 

tough questio G, I'll try not to ramble as much in text as i did contemplating the answer lmao I think it'll be the bike. I went to the sminar on applying carbon fiber decals and so i better do it while i still remember what to do...what a way to choose the next build Wink

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
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 7:51 PM

Awesome Bish! I know you'll enjoy that Conqueror II!!! It's a great kit. Just read the instructions- there are some parts for the Conqueror Mk I in there too- and being a stupidhead I used them by mistake- no big deal but I could have saved myself a lot of trouble by just reading the fine directions... 

And hope you'll go with the bike Mongoose, I really would like to watch yours before I try to start mine. 

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 11:01 PM

Pat: Like your Lil Coffin. Nice bargain for sure.

Bish: That turret is bangin'! I am excited to see you build that.

Real G
By the way, what will the FSM Mob be building first from their haul?  I bought only one kit, so it's simple for me.

Not sure which I'll get into first. Although I did have the Panzerkleinzerstoerer kit from Andy's t-shirt give away opened up on the bench and giving it some thought. Definitely of some interest.

"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
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, August 26, 2021 6:23 AM

goldhammer88

Bish, a Scharnhorst turret is going to be about the same size, as she was designed to be upgunned to the 15" twin as a drop in replacement.

 

I know, thats would be a big one. But even the Spee's turret would do me.

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, August 26, 2021 6:24 AM

modelcrazy

Just OOB. I'm going to try something diffrent then my usual for the deck.

I'll be painting it in Operation Rheinubung colors to match the Bismarck I'll get to hopefully sooner that later.

 

I'm in 2 minds about that AM set. If it had a rifeled barrel, i would grab one, but for the effort of cleaning up the barrel seam and painting the decks, i'm not sure iots worth it. Can't wait to see yours and get some ideas.

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, August 26, 2021 6:25 AM

Gamera

Awesome Bish! I know you'll enjoy that Conqueror II!!! It's a great kit. Just read the instructions- there are some parts for the Conqueror Mk I in there too- and being a stupidhead I used them by mistake- no big deal but I could have saved myself a lot of trouble by just reading the fine directions... 

And hope you'll go with the bike Mongoose, I really would like to watch yours before I try to start mine. 

 

Thanks for the heads up.

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

  • Member since
    April 2020
  • From: West Texas
Posted by JBRaider on Thursday, August 26, 2021 8:17 AM

That Bismark turret is on my wish list also.

If they do get around to doing a Scharnhorst turret it would be awesome if they did the "Y" turret with the catapult. I have an Arado 196 in my stash that would go well with that.

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, August 26, 2021 9:26 AM

Takom will more than likely make an Iowa turret first. Although the Yamato's secondary was out of the blue Huh?

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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  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, August 26, 2021 8:55 PM

Bish

 

 
modelcrazy

Just OOB. I'm going to try something diffrent then my usual for the deck.

I'll be painting it in Operation Rheinubung colors to match the Bismarck I'll get to hopefully sooner that later.

 

 

 

I'm in 2 minds about that AM set. If it had a rifeled barrel, i would grab one, but for the effort of cleaning up the barrel seam and painting the decks, i'm not sure iots worth it. Can't wait to see yours and get some ideas.

 

If the barrels are like the Yamato turret then they're not difficult to clean up. There are very little deck space so I think I can do better than the Yam.

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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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, August 27, 2021 2:44 AM

modelcrazy

 

 
Bish

 

 
modelcrazy

Just OOB. I'm going to try something diffrent then my usual for the deck.

I'll be painting it in Operation Rheinubung colors to match the Bismarck I'll get to hopefully sooner that later.

 

 

 

I'm in 2 minds about that AM set. If it had a rifeled barrel, i would grab one, but for the effort of cleaning up the barrel seam and painting the decks, i'm not sure iots worth it. Can't wait to see yours and get some ideas.

 

 

 

If the barrels are like the Yamato turret then they're not difficult to clean up. There are very little deck space so I think I can do better than the Yam.

 

Thats sounds good. I have seen an online build and he saiys because of the size of the barrels its easy to clean the seam.

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

  • Member since
    September 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 12:28 PM

Just picked this up yesterday at my LHS.   Now I don't have to look so hard for the elusive 1/48 hasegawa version.

John

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

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

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 3:13 PM

Nice score with the Veltro FM! Yes

Hooray for the USPS and EBay! Over the weekend, this nice set of white metal 1/48 M-60D machine guns by Cutting Edge arrived

 

 

and then yesterday this beautiful Zvezda 1/48 Il-2 arrived. It’s a replacement for a kit destroyed by my daughter’s cat a few years back. I was looking to get another Accurate Miniatures kit, but after seeing this kit online and looking at reviews… well Zvezda won. And after looking at this kit once it arrived, WOW!

 

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 5:07 PM

You are on a roll Stick!

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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  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 5:58 PM

Awesome  stuff there fellas. It's on my bucket list to attend one of the big shows in the States and the UK, and given that there is so much more available on the vendors tables in your countries, I'm going to need to purchase a 40' shipping container to get everything I want back home!! Yeah so I'll have to mortgage the house and sell a couple of grandchildren off  for medical experiments, but hey, it's all about modeling!

Hutch, I have Li'l Coffin in its original box along with 1964 Monogram catalogue showcasing its release.

Armournut I'm going to want to see pics of that big 1/16 beastie.

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

  • Member since
    May 2020
Posted by Keyserj on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 6:39 PM

Nice haul stik!

Here are a couple kits I picked up this month.

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

On the bench:

1/35 Trumpeter m1132 ESV Stryker

1/35 Tamiya m113

                     

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 10:40 AM

Thanks John. You have some great finds there too. That Patriot will be a big one with all those items! 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, September 2, 2021 10:04 AM

Those are awesome guys!

Falcon John: Love Italian WW2 fighters, esp the Folgore and the Velto. Beautiful planes and the Italian camo schemes are interesting and different. I really need to build one soonish.

SP: Love the Sturmovik, after looking over Hoss WA beautiful Tamiya kit I'm jonesing to build one of those too!

Keyserj John: Very cool too! Nice change of pace from the usual Tigers and Shermans.

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

 

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