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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 19, 2021 11:26 AM

I went to our Hobby Town last night to pick up some paint, and of course I can't leave without something plastic.

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 JOE RIX on Saturday, November 20, 2021 7:36 AM

Steve: You have done quite well here lately. Nice return on your trade. Obtaining a Tamiya 1/32 F-14 is a win by any standard. That M-48 is a dandy touch to boot. Well done.

GH: Ahh, yet another victim of the "resistance is futile" syndrome. No one goes to the LHS for just a jar of paint. LOL! Nice additions my friend.

GAF: That was indeed a thoughtful gesture by Steve. Steve is certainly a stellar friend and gentleman. Just an example of why prefer these forums to all the others.

 

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, November 20, 2021 9:09 AM

modelcrazy

I visited a friend of mine the other day and we traded kits. I gave him several 1/700 kits that I probably won't build and gave me his AFV Club M48H and a 1/32 Tamiya F-14 thats partially assembled (fuse only). I'm always getting half built kits from him which is cool cause their free. Big Smile

 

 

Ditto I swear half of those 1/32 Tamiya F-14's are out there half-built!! Got one myself from a good guy at the local club. He started the fuse and quit...you need wood clamps and extra styrene to hold the thing together haha Super Angry

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 modelcrazy on Sunday, November 21, 2021 11:13 AM

Thanks Chris,The fuse is together so at least that's done.

I went  to our local club meeting last night a bought a few things from a club member who passd a little while back. The money goes to the widdow, plus my birthday is comming up so I got myself a little something.

A 1/48 A6M2 K trainer. I've been wanting one for some time. A nice addition to my Zeak collection.

A 1/35 Tamiya M60A1 with additional AM

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 PFJN2 on Sunday, November 21, 2021 7:27 PM

Hi,

I ordered this off eBay back in August and it arrived two days ago Smile

ZTQ-15

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, November 22, 2021 5:50 AM

modelcrazy

Thanks Chris,The fuse is together so at least that's done.

I went  to our local club meeting last night a bought a few things from a club member who passd a little while back. The money goes to the widdow, plus my birthday is comming up so I got myself a little something.

A 1/48 A6M2 K trainer. I've been wanting one for some time. A nice addition to my Zeak collection.

A 1/35 Tamiya M60A1 with additional AM

 

Steve I've got a different version of the trainer Zeke. I too had really been looking for one and found it on my local marketplace

 

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 8:47 AM

Steve: Excellent additions. That Zeke trainer is quite cool. can't say that I have seen that kit before. 

PFJN2: That ZTQ-15 is as neat as can be. Does it come with decals for the digital camo?

"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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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 11:26 AM

Steve, those are two great subjects! Nice scores.

PFJ, four months to get that kit from time of order? I guess that it came on the proverbial slow boat from China. But it does look like a cool subject. 

Oh it was a fine trip to the mailbox yesterday! 

 

First up was this beastie, which the “Eb” seller offered at a much lower price than it was listed for. Shipping was more than the cost of the kit. I guess since the Tamiya and AFV Club editions of this kit came out, this version is not as popular. Score! 

 

 

Then this for one of the Academy Sheridans in my stash. I’ll be using the Operation Just Cause marking options. 

 

 

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 4:33 PM

Nice grabs everyone as the aircraft and armor finds look great. Well, for me Christmas came a little early for me too, here are my latest arrivals. and if I'm lucky perhaps there might be more from Santa Surprise


1) It's ProModeler so it can't be that bad, right? The only thing I noticed was the decals were all cracked and not useable. I'm sure I can find replacement ones (I hope). The interior fuselage details look quite nice. This is one without a flight crew but it does have four paratroopers, humm?

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2) I have always wanted this one since it was issued,... got it now, and the details are outstanding. I'm going to build the camouflage versions called "Thor's Hammer" that was used during Vietnam. It seems that the only item missing is a pilot, but I will fix that. And the camouflage paint scheme with the burnt and faded heat treatment will be a neat challenge for me.

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3) Last and certainly not least is my entry into the armor segment with detailed interior. The mold details look excellent on first look. Now I just hope it fits well. I'm not looking forward to the individual track links, but I figure if I can do small scale ship PE this should not be that bad and the improvement over the rubber one piece tracks is obvious. I've already ordered a five member crew for it from MasterBox.  

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Nice grabs everyone, this is going to be a fun winter watching everyones builds. Stay safe and healthy!

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PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato WIP 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 8:22 PM

Nice! I've always liked the F100. Such a cool looking jet! Love the Jagdpanther, always liked that one as well. I've also wanted a Tante Ju.

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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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, November 25, 2021 9:20 AM

Oh wow, I'm falling behind- great stuff guys!!!

 

PFJN2: I bought a little metal mask thingee to paint digital camo the other week. Haven't tried it yet. I'll have to post a photo of it here.

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

 

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Thursday, November 25, 2021 10:36 AM

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all!! I hope each you has a beautiful day with family and friends and that some bench time is had by all.

Drums: What big and beautiful additions you have. I'm loving that Jagdpanther. Those should be some epic builds.

I've had some rather sweet acquisitions trickle in lately. mainly new discoveries that have got me fairly excited.

To start off, thanks to the influences of one Mr. Modelcrazy I have really taken an interest in the Arma Hobby kits. Seriously, how have I been missing out on these. By chance, I scored their Fokker E.V for $15.00 on the FB deal or no deal page. Then I came across their Hurricane kit after checking their website. After checking reviews I knew I had to check one of these beauts out. Ordered off of ebay. These are beautifully molded kits and the expert editions come with masks and PE. To boot, they are molded on one single sprue with low parts count. Granted, I have yet to build one yet but, I will soon as the Fokker has me looking to set aside all other projects and jump right in.

The 1/72 AZ Model Kingfisher was again a kit that I was totally unaware of. This was offered up by the same chap that had the Arma Fokker E.V. So I offered $15.00 and got that in addition. It appears to be a very nice mold with good detail. Stoked about this one for sure.

My first Quinta Studio 3D decals arrived. Opted to check out a couple of their Corsair offerings to start. I believe I will be to liking these.

Picked this up with the idea of using it with one of my larger 1/72 luftwaffe aircraft. Thinking the Revell He 115.

Decided to try out the AK IJAAF color paint set for a couple of my kits. The Staggerwing was an auction score. It looked cool but, ends up it is an absolutely atrociously molded kit. Likely test mule kit.

And finally, after having done some reading in a book about the RN Fleet Arm, I became intrigued with the Fairey Firefly. Not a beauty to look at but it was apparently a rather effective aircraft. So, off to ebay and "Voila" it is now in me stash. 

That is all. Carry on.Big Smile

"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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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, November 25, 2021 1:30 PM

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

And awesome haul there Joe!

Please let us know how those Quinta Studios decals go.

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

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, November 25, 2021 2:53 PM

Nice haul Joe. That SS-100 is a nice little kit, i used one with my Do 24. I've been trying to get hold of a couple more.

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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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, November 25, 2021 3:26 PM

Excellent Joe! Man Christmas came early for you my brother. Yes

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 PFJN2 on Thursday, November 25, 2021 6:06 PM

JOE RIX

Steve: Excellent additions. That Zeke trainer is quite cool. can't say that I have seen that kit before. 

PFJN2: That ZTQ-15 is as neat as can be. Does it come with decals for the digital camo?

Hi, sadly, no it doesn't come with the digital camo decals, but I may take a look at getting the a PE template like Gamera mentioned in his post.

Pat

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, November 25, 2021 6:54 PM

PFJN2

 

 
JOE RIX

Steve: Excellent additions. That Zeke trainer is quite cool. can't say that I have seen that kit before. 

PFJN2: That ZTQ-15 is as neat as can be. Does it come with decals for the digital camo?

 

 

Hi, sadly, no it doesn't come with the digital camo decals, but I may take a look at getting the a PE template like Gamera mentioned in his post.

Pat

 

Here's mine:

It's not that big a little over three inches by three inches- eight cm by eight cm. 

The site show the guy using it to cut masking tape for the masks though I think you could just spray though it. 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001431029970.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.27424c4dHgQSog

 

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  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Friday, November 26, 2021 11:32 PM

This is what I bought today

 

Kind of return to the old days as MIG 21 was my second model decades ago

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Friday, November 26, 2021 11:49 PM

Gamera, you could spray through it, but would have to mask it up for colors, and not get a soft edge.  How flexible is going to be for curved surfaces, some can be fairly tight radius.

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, November 27, 2021 6:12 PM

Oh that's cool CN. Some many schemes you can do with the MiG-21!

GH, thanks! The tank is pretty anglular with not a lot of curved surfaces. I'll have to see when I pull the tank back out. Cutting tape would probably work better though. 

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Posted by castelnuovo on Monday, November 29, 2021 7:28 PM

Delivered today from Sprue Bros. This bad boy just looks so bada$$. Had to have it for my Jeep collection

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Monday, November 29, 2021 8:12 PM

Joe, at least I got off cheaper than you did with that haul. 

 

C, nice find, never even heard of that version in either model or 1:1.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 29, 2021 10:13 PM

Oh wow that's cool CN, never heard of a Jeep mounted flamethrower like that either! 

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

 

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 4:19 AM

I had a bad, angry day, so I went hunting........

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

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 7:12 AM

Just made arrangements to pick up a 1/32 Minicraft/Hasegawa F-18.  From an estate of a club member.  According to Scalemates, a 1979 release, so......

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Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 6:23 PM

CN: The Mig-21 and Jeep are some choice picks. That Jeep is as cool as can be.

Dodgy: Wonderful additions my friend. The Sea Fury is a sweet subject and kit. I do hope that acquiring these brought you peace of mind.

"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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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 7:02 PM

Joe where the he...ck are you gonna put all this!

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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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 9:09 PM

goldhammer88

Just made arrangements to pick up a 1/32 Minicraft/Hasegawa F-18.  From an estate of a club member.  According to Scalemates, a 1979 release, so......

 

Nice!

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/

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 9:43 PM

TheMongoose

Joe where the he...ck are you gonna put all this!

 

I have a devious plan to annex my wife unit's walk in closet. I fear that I may not survive this mission.Indifferent

"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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  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 4:59 PM

 I've bought some 3D wheels/tyres with chunky treads for an upcoming rally car build. They included the brake disks which I have already started painting. 

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