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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, September 20, 2021 2:12 PM

Those AFV Centurions are meant ot be nice kits, i've got the mk.3. I got the DEF canvas cover for mine as well, never used any of their pieces yet. I am thinking of getting that version you have as well, as it has the different gun. There are a couple of UK on line stores which have that kit for under £40.

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
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Monday, September 20, 2021 3:11 PM

Bish
There are a couple of UK on line stores which have that kit for under £40.

Yep - just found two, in accordance with a well-known lawBig Smile

I've also got the Mk 3, I think I've just about improved enough to try something a little further up the ladder than Tamiya (not that there's anything wrong with Tamiya), so, when I finish my current bench-clearing exercise I think I'll give it a go.  

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

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  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, September 20, 2021 5:40 PM

Nice score Hutch. You won't be dissapointed with the Cent.

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 20, 2021 6:07 PM

Nice pickups Hutch

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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    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, September 20, 2021 10:13 PM

PatW

I'm a sucker for a Subaru Impreza WRC Rally Car. So on it's way a bargain from ebay by Airfix. I have made a set of bonnet lamps but if the bonnet shape has changed across the Impreza model numbers over the years I'll make some more!

 

PatW,

A friend sent me a video this morning of his ride in a car similar to the one you picked up.  It was even the same color!  Even though I think the driver wasn't really pushing it, the screaming engine and the constant barrage of mud and stones was really something.  

I find watching videos of off-road rally racing to be terrifying, when the camera is in OR out of the car.  They just barrel down those super narrow, slippery courses at insane speeds, while spectators line the turns.  Watching Formula-1 is almost relaxing by comparison!

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 2:13 AM

Hutch6390

 

 
Bish
There are a couple of UK on line stores which have that kit for under £40.

 

Yep - just found two, in accordance with a well-known lawBig Smile

I've also got the Mk 3, I think I've just about improved enough to try something a little further up the ladder than Tamiya (not that there's anything wrong with Tamiya), so, when I finish my current bench-clearing exercise I think I'll give it a go.  

 

Your right, there is nothing wrong with Tamiya kits. I do like AFV kits, i find they have a detail level that compares with Dragon but without being over engineered to the same level. I've never had any issue with fit. The only thing i have found to watch out for is pour stubs. These are usually in places that would not be seen, but still need to be removed as they can be quite large in places. I love their range of 251's and where both Dragon and AFV do the same version, i go for the AFV kit.

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
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 8:02 AM

Yeah, great additions there Hutch! Love those Lancs! And the Centurion is awesome! As Bish says the only real issue is the injection pin marks. On open turret AFVs like an M10 they can be an issue but with a closed top tank like this it shouldn't be too much of an problem.  

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 8:34 AM

Excellent adds Hutch. I have alway had a liking to the appearance of the Centurion. I've often considered adding one to build and you may have very well pushed me over the top.

"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 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 9:10 AM

You're a man that definitely likes his Lancasters Hutch. Should make for some good builds outta you. Yes

                   

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 9:17 AM

I've been wanting to build an He-111 for 25 years or better. I picked up Revell's offering in 1995 and hung onto it for God knows how long. I finally parted ways with it around 7 years ago and am glad I did because I now have the opportunity in front of me to build a much better kit. Sometimes you've just gotta make the opportunity................ ya know? 

I recently picked up ICM's He-111 H-20. 

And then I got ALOT of Eduard goodies for it. Still have to get some AM guns and a nice engine for it (it does come with two engines but the Aries Jumo 211 is BOSS!!! and I've already got one coming for this). Also on the way are some Swassies as they don't come on the OOB decal sheet. I still have the True Details wheels and tires that I got for the Revell offering 25 years ago and I'll be going with those on this build.

                   

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 11:04 AM

Excellent reward in patience there Joe. That will be a build to behold in your able hands.

That is indeed the wonder of being in this hobby during these times. If you wait long enough, some manufacturer is going to pop a much a better mold of one of your favorite subjects. As such, I have great optimism that someone will eventually produce a nice upgraded 1/72, or 1/48, PB4Y-2 Privateer.SleepConfused

"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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    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 1:30 PM

Thanks for the comments and the tips, lads, much appreciated.

mustang1989
I've been wanting to build an He-111 for 25 years or better.

 Now that's what I call biding your time!  Looks like it was worth it though, and the AM goodies should add an extra level (or two!) - nice one!

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

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, September 24, 2021 8:21 AM

WooHoo! My Meng 1/24 Ford GT40 arrived. I have been so excited for this to get here. Ordered this off ebay from China for $47.99 + free shipping. Beats the ding dong out of paying the 70.00 - 90.00 + shipping it seems to be going for here in the US. Ordered on 9/1 arrived 9/22. Not bad. Upon opening the box and having a look see I am very impressed. Like the fact that it includes the engine. I am happy!

"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 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, September 24, 2021 9:26 AM

May have to sell my Fujimi kit off and get this one Joe. That looks great and to hear that there's an engine in the kit makes it even better as well as one helluvalot more affordable. 

                   

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, September 24, 2021 9:41 AM

mustang1989

May have to sell my Fujimi kit off and get this one Joe. That looks great and to hear that there's an engine in the kit makes it even better as well as one helluvalot more affordable. 

 

Yeah, I see me letting most of my Fujimi kits go. I will keep at least to one to build though.

"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
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, September 24, 2021 9:59 AM

Nice score Joe!  I got mine a couple months ago and agree, the plastic looks fantastic.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Friday, September 24, 2021 8:29 PM

Love that Heinkel Joe. I'm hangin to see what you do with the dashboard on that one!! Did Heinkels have keys??????

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  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, September 25, 2021 10:39 PM

Got these in the mail yesterday and I’ll be trying them out. Dress up some kit seats instead of replacing them with resin seats or PE… for a UK F-4 Phantom, Tornado, and ACES II seats

 

 

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, September 26, 2021 4:27 PM

Found this for a decent price.  Factory sealed

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, September 26, 2021 6:45 PM

Great stuff guys- love the chopper John, a real blast from the past. 

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2020
Posted by Keyserj on Sunday, September 26, 2021 7:10 PM

Really nice finds guys! 

Castelnuevo: I have the early version of that grizzley kit in the stash and am hoping to get to building it soon.

keavdog: Love that old school heli

I came across this Bradley at a local Labor Day farm show while on the the hunt for some of the old Ertl farm equipment model kits. At just $50 I had to have it

 

 

"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
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, September 26, 2021 8:41 PM

Dodgy

Love that Heinkel Joe. I'm hangin to see what you do with the dashboard on that one!! Did Heinkels have keys??????

 

LOL!!! Not quite. I'm sure I'll think of something though. lol 

                   

 

  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Sunday, September 26, 2021 8:42 PM

Keyserj

Really nice finds guys! 

Castelnuevo: I have the early version of that grizzley kit in the stash and am hoping to get to building it soon.

keavdog: Love that old school heli

I came across this Bradley at a local Labor Day farm show while on the the hunt for some of the old Ertl farm equipment model kits. At just $50 I had to have it
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Hi,

That Bradley looks impressive Surprise

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, September 26, 2021 8:43 PM

Carlos and John: Great scores fellas!!! Looking forward to how those seat items work out and good find on the helo!! 

John Keyserj: Good score on the Bradley. Makes for a great conversation piece!! 

 

I managed to score a kit that I've been wanting for a while now. 

AMT 0703 1/25 1969 Hurst Olds Kit First Look

                   

 

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by rcguy on Sunday, September 26, 2021 8:50 PM

Love the Hurst OldsYes

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, September 26, 2021 9:42 PM

Nice 442!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, September 26, 2021 10:34 PM

Oh wow, love that wooden M2 John! Is that mahogany?

Mustang: Nice Olds!!! 

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, September 27, 2021 8:20 AM

Stik: Oooh. Nice 3D decals. Wasn't aware Kits World was making those. Where did you order those from?

Keav: That's a sweet old heli kit. Should be a fun build.

John: Now that is very cool and unigue. Beautiful craftsmanship on the Bradley. What wonderful score.

Joe: The Hurst Olds is an absolute boss score. Have you got a particular plan for that?

"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
    May 2020
Posted by Keyserj on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 6:43 PM

Gamera

Oh wow, love that wooden M2 John! Is that mahogany?

 

Your guess is right on. 

Mustang: Really digging that hurst olds.

"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
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 8:59 PM

Some more paint, my Corsair for the Memorial GB and yes, skulls. 450 of them to be exact. 

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