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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, September 4, 2021 7:14 PM

Okay my birthday was today and I'd been a good boy and didn't buy much this year so I kinda went a little berserk here. I thought I'd order a few things from HobbyLink Japan but just kept adding more and more stuff to it...

A FV-217 'Badger' tank destroyer from Amusing. Paper project British ultra heavy TD based on the chassis of a Conqueror heavy tank. 

Instructions show a projected 'Berlin Brigade' paint job. Um nope not trying to paint all this, simple bronze green is fine by me... Dead

Got my first real bike kit, second one if you count the Tamiya 1/35th MP bike.

I wanted a figure of the same scale (1/12th). There is a male bike rider but I wasn't crazy about it so I went for this one. Should be interesting to paint. Looks like Hasegawa is now coming out with a female biker. Would rather have it so might pick that one up as well. 

And I bought two more auto kits. Guess I should lay off on them till I get one build. 

A bunch of figures to go with the car kits (1/24th scale). 

And Hasegawa 1/24th auto scale figure kits, didn't even know they made these.

And a set of 1/48th IJN pilots. 

  

 

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, September 4, 2021 9:37 PM

Happy Birthday Gams!!!

Now that there is the epitomy of spoiling one's self. That is one mighty haul. That Badger tank is a slick subject. That camo scheme is right up there with some complex ship dazzle schemes.

"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 Saturday, September 4, 2021 10:20 PM

Gamera, I suppose it is only appropriate to give you reverence on your birthday by revealing my latest Japanese aircraft acquisition. Nice ebay score.

"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 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, September 4, 2021 11:11 PM

Happy Birthday Gamera! What a great haul, particularly those Jap pilots. Are you putting an extension onto the house????

Love that Grace Joe. What scale?

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

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    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, September 5, 2021 8:02 AM

Dodgy
Love that Grace Joe. What scale?

It's 1/48

"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
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Sunday, September 5, 2021 9:50 AM

   Happy belated Gamera, the HiLux looks really cool. Love the Badger too.  Those figs are awesome....my wife would throw me out for all but the pilotsTongue Tied

we're modelers it's what we do

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, September 5, 2021 10:58 AM

Happy B-day Gam. I'd like to get another motorcycle kit one day. I built a couple when I was younger and loved them.

Nice Grace Joe.

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
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, September 5, 2021 11:04 AM

Hey, happy Bday Gamera. Great looking kits you grabbed there. That should keep you busy.

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Sunday, September 5, 2021 1:51 PM

Happy belated birthday Gamera!  Oh boy, you are going to need a 1/24 bus to accomodate all those girls, girls, girls.  Indifferent

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, September 5, 2021 5:02 PM

Nice catch there Joe, that's a great kit of a beautiful aircraft. 

Thanks guys! Actually the Hasegawa female figure kits are only about seven bucks US for two very nicely molded figures. So they're a pretty good deal. I don't think I've seen them anywhere other than Japanese dealers though. 

 

And thanks for the birthday wishes. Went out today and treated myself to sushi and a big book of Irish ghost stories (I'm reading horror stories up to Halloween). Maybe next year I'll try some Irish food with Japanese ghost stories... 

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Sunday, September 5, 2021 5:44 PM

Gamera,

Watch out for those Japanese horror movies!  American horror is like a semi truck trying to run you over in the day time.  Japanese horror is like ice water silently dripping down your neck in the dark.  Back in the 1970s we watched a Japanese TV horror series based on folk tales called "Kaidan".  It scared the bejeezus outta me!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, September 5, 2021 6:47 PM

Real G

Gamera,

Watch out for those Japanese horror movies!  American horror is like a semi truck trying to run you over in the day time.  Japanese horror is like ice water silently dripping down your neck in the dark.  Back in the 1970s we watched a Japanese TV horror series based on folk tales called "Kaidan".  It scared the bejeezus outta me!

 

Hmm, I have the 2007 movie version of 'Kaidan'. Pretty friggin' good movie. I'd be interested in how the 70's TV presented the tale. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0844319/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_8

Plus a small selection of other Japanese horror, 'Ju-on', 'Onibaba', 'Kwaiden', 'Ringu', and few more. I really like most Asian horror films I've watched. Japanese, Korean, Chinese, maybe not so much Thai- they're just really, really, weird and I don't think I 'get' them.

PS: And the Japanese movie 'Housu' which I like though it leaves me scratching my head and wondering what I just watched. It's fun, just even weirder than most Thai movies... 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, September 5, 2021 7:05 PM

You're going to love that bike.  It's one of Tamiya's most recent releases.  And you'll have to do a F1 starting grid dio with those umbrella girls 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 12:39 PM

Gamera,

"Onibaba" (demon hag = mean old lady) - now THAT sounds scary!  Stick out tongue  I knew some of them!  Speaking of "Oni" (demon):

Either he is saying "You have to be at least THIS tall to wrestle me" or "That way to the loser's exit"!

Gotta love the fine print:

The second line says the lettering on his loincloth was painted.  What, no decal?  Nuts, out with the brushes then.

Thanks Woody, for lending a "hand".  Heh-heh, the demons are going to make me pay...

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 8:09 PM

John: (Chuckle) Now that's an idea! If you click on the race gals one of the boxes does show 'Hasegawa Racing Team'- I kinda like that! 

G: Ohhhhh, I love that Oni! I think he's patting you on the head, 'Hehe, it's okay little guy, I won't smoosh you YET!' 

Funny I had a couple courses on Japanese but I never put together Oni with Baba as 'Mean Old Lady'! And the story is about a grumpy older lady who won't let her daughter/niece (I forget, I need to watch it again) get married. 

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, September 10, 2021 11:41 AM

Intresting G. I love your eclectic since of modeling.

While my wife were returning from the Oregon coast on Wednesday, we stoped to say hi to Goldhamer. While we were talking he pulled this out and gave it to me.

Thank you Art!

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 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Friday, September 10, 2021 12:13 PM

More than welcome MC, it's the least I can do after the kindness you and your wife showed me on my restricted visit to Boise last month.

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, September 10, 2021 2:32 PM

Woh Gamera! That's quite a haul that you've acquired! That would keep me busy for years! I do like most of those ladies Stick out tongue

Real G, that Oni figure is the stuff of nightmares. It reminds me of something in a Manga that was filmed into a live action movie called "Bleach" that my son showed me when he was last home on leave. Very enjoyable film. 

Goldhammer, that was mighty kind of you to give Steve such a gift. You're a good man Charlie Brown.

 

As for my latest.... during the past week or so several 1/35 armor decal sets that I’ve ordered came in…

 

 For OIF1 M1A1s… I’ll be using the NATO camo 2/70 Armor markings

 

 

for 5th ID 4/12 Cav M113 & M551 in Vietnam

 

 

and lastly, for USMC M26 & M26A1 Pershing’s in Korea

 

 

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Friday, September 10, 2021 2:40 PM

Thanks stik, but have to admit it was a duplicate, and asked if he was interested in it.

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, September 10, 2021 3:02 PM

Steve, that kid is going to be a detailer's dream!

Stik, I do believe I see a 1/35 Tamiya Pershing in your future!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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

On deck: Who knows!

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, September 10, 2021 4:20 PM

Nice Stick. I believe I'm warming up to armor. I pulled out my Tamiya M-41 I had in the stash, found some Firul tracks and looking for ARVN tankers. If you know of any links......

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 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, September 10, 2021 5:02 PM

Goldhammer, duplicate or not, that still is a very kind and classy move. You could have easily sold the duplicate kit. 

Chad, I primarily got the Pershing decals for the old Dragon M26A1 that I built about 25 years ago, before I used to gloss base and seal my armor decals in like on aircraft. The decals on that build have peeled and fallen off with age. But I do still have a Tamiya Pershing in my stash and have not yet decided on Army or USMC markings on that one. But definitely Korean War, so it is possible for another project.

Steve, I do beleive that Hobbyfan makes some ARGN figures to go with some of the AFV Club ARVN AFV kits. I'll have a look. 

 

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 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, September 10, 2021 5:21 PM

modelcrazy
I pulled out my Tamiya M-41 I had in the stash, found some Firul tracks and looking for ARVN tankers. If you know of any links......

 

I found this set... for a M113, but...

https://legendshobbies.com/collections/1-35-resin-figures/products/1-35-arvn-m113-crew-2-figures-with-flak-jacket-cover-hatch

 

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Friday, September 10, 2021 6:55 PM

Stik-yeah, I could have, but friends and good people are worth more than a few bucks from selling something.  I value that more.

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, September 10, 2021 8:04 PM

goldhammer88

Stik-yeah, I could have, but friends and good people are worth more than a few bucks from selling something.  I value that more.

 

 

YesYes

Very wise and true!

 

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 Friday, September 10, 2021 9:02 PM

Yes, more valuable than money. 

Thanks Stick, I ordered them Yes

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Saturday, September 11, 2021 7:21 PM

I got back from the local model show a couple of hours ago.  Nice turnout!  I went expecting nothing (my model needs are filled) and except for decals expected to buy nothing.  Boy, was I wrong!  I found (to my surprise) B-29 decals to replace my yellowed kit ones, and some British roundels for my Hurricane project.  But, to my surprise, there was a fellow who had a large selection and was letting them go at surprising prices (a Monogram 1/48 B-29 kit for $60?  Why did I already have one!)  I made all my purchases from him.  $40 dollars all told.  They were a Hasegawa A6M5C ($10 mostly for the decals), Monogram FW190 ($5 for parts) and a Hasegawa Val at $25 (I've wanted one).

And inside were a True Details A6M cockpit, and for the FW190 several sets of decal sheets.  I think I got my money's worth!

 

They also held a raffle with over 350 kits (a lot left over from last year).  However, they do it in a different way.  I don't know how common it is, but they assign a ticket to each kit and if you hold the ticket, that's the kit you receive.  This means that they get rid of most of the kits, but unless your lucky, it's less than satisfying.  For instance, I received 3 kits: An Academy 1/48 F-16A/C, an ICM Pz. Kpkw. VI Ausf. B Konigstiger, and a Fujima 1/72 F-4N.  Not something I would have picked myself.  I'm not an armor guy or a modern jet guy.

The F-16 I may turn into a NASA bird, but I don't know if I want to keep the others.  There are a few people on here who I know would like to have them, and I'm willing to let them go.  Anyway, that's it for today!

Gary 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, September 11, 2021 8:55 PM

I'll take the tank. PM me if you're serious. 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, September 12, 2021 8:18 AM

Goldhammer: You, my friend, have a grand and generous heart. Cheers to you and your health.

MC: What a wonderful addition GH has bestowed upon you. I know that you will do that Wildcat some justice.

Gamera: That is quite the ill tempered looking critter. That ought to be fun to build.

Stik: Very nice decal scores. Like the Pershing markings.

GAF: Nice pile of score. You've got to enjoy the little bonuses unexpectedly included. 

I've added a few items myself.

I saw the Fine Molds A7M1 Reppu on ebay and it certainly caught my eye. Not only is it a unique subject it's also my first Fine Molds kit. Upon opening it I am very impressed with the molding and detail.

A nice auction score here:

I have yet to dip my toes into the diorama realm but, there will come a day. As such, I got this dandy of a book on e-bay. It's quite inpressive and comprehensive.

"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
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, September 12, 2021 9:07 AM

Joe that cover on the diorama book definitely grabs your attention. Have seen that one before. AK has some great work so let me know what you think of the content when you have time to go thru it.

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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