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  • Member since
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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, May 5, 2017 4:09 PM

Greg

Wow, Bobby, that's a haul indeed.

I'd be in trouble with all those shows so close by down there.

 

Hey Greg.  LOL!  I wish there were more shows.  LOL!  Actually, some of the bigger shows would be cool to visit.  The big IPMS one would be cool to see...maybe they will come to Tampa someday. 

 

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Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, May 5, 2017 4:06 PM

Gamera

Bobby: Lol, I used to do the same with the first dozen or so shows I attended. Yeah, you get a bit of eyeball overload- I saw stuff I'd never known existed at some great prices. I've cut back quite a lot as my stash has exploded. I try to buy less than five plus what I win at the raffle. 

Bish: Yeap, but at least the Germans were smart enough to only put one turret on the Maus as opposed to the Japanese I-0 with it's five turrets. Yes, this is what insanity looks like. At least the Japanese did intend to use the thing as a mobile bunker rather than a tank, they wanted to drive it to an area on the Japanese occupied Chinese border with the USSR and support the infantry from a dug-in position rather than driving into battle.

I've finished building the E-100 and just need time to paint it. Great kit, I swear it's like building a 1/24th scale Tiger. Lots of big easy to handle parts plus great fit, I was thinking it would be a great kit for a beginner.  

 

I'm heading in that direction myself.  The first Modelpalooza I went to I brought home 37 kits!  I was in hog heaven!  I did get 22 kits at the last one, but it took a little longer and I waited for the really good deals.  Devil.  I'm going to look for more after market and tools now....I hope.  Whistling

 

 

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, May 5, 2017 3:06 PM

Cliff,

Nice haul! I want the T-30/34 too! And please tell me about that Japanese 150T! Where did you find that gem?

And nice grab on the Gypsy Danger! I'm hoping they would come out with some of the Kiaju's too! And maybe Striker Eureka... Big Smile

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, May 5, 2017 2:36 PM

This just arrived from Ebay,I plan to build it as a Marine Corp M1 A1 AIM It seems that I'm doing a lot more buying then building,hopefully my life unclutters sometime soon.I built their T-90 and it was fantastic,hopefully this is as good.

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, May 5, 2017 2:33 PM

Wow, Bobby, that's a haul indeed.

I'd be in trouble with all those shows so close by down there.

-Greg

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, May 5, 2017 2:05 PM

I noticed all those turrets, very much back to pre war thinking, but as a mobile bunker it does make a bit of sense.

Thats the same feeling i have with the E-100 Jagd, like a Jagdpanther on steroids. I liked how the running gear went on with that one long strip on each side.

Look forward to seeing some pics of your build.

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: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 5, 2017 1:30 PM

Bobby: Lol, I used to do the same with the first dozen or so shows I attended. Yeah, you get a bit of eyeball overload- I saw stuff I'd never known existed at some great prices. I've cut back quite a lot as my stash has exploded. I try to buy less than five plus what I win at the raffle. 

Bish: Yeap, but at least the Germans were smart enough to only put one turret on the Maus as opposed to the Japanese I-0 with it's five turrets. Yes, this is what insanity looks like. At least the Japanese did intend to use the thing as a mobile bunker rather than a tank, they wanted to drive it to an area on the Japanese occupied Chinese border with the USSR and support the infantry from a dug-in position rather than driving into battle.

I've finished building the E-100 and just need time to paint it. Great kit, I swear it's like building a 1/24th scale Tiger. Lots of big easy to handle parts plus great fit, I was thinking it would be a great kit for a beginner.  

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, May 5, 2017 1:05 PM

That would be awsome. I'd like to meet him.

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: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, May 5, 2017 1:01 PM

modelcrazy

 

 
Eagle90

 

 
modelcrazy

That sounds cool. I wish we had big shows close to us in Boise.

 

 

 

When I was in Vermont, we had one show a year and the vendors totaled 5 or 6....and that included me!  LOL!  They were great little shows that were held in Plattsburgh, NY or somewhere in Vermont.  Really had a good time at them.  But when I went to Modelpalooza for the first time!  WOAH!  It was a sensory overload!  LOL!  The show in Venice is a really good size one too.  Lots of vendors and some super builds!  I think the Pelicon will be just as big if not bigger from what I'm seeing.  The Modelpalooza and Peilcon shows are 2 day shows.  Going to try and do both days this year!

 

 

 

 

When I go to Dallas in June I will be going to Squadron's Eagle Quest. I'm sure there will be vendors there. My wife gets bit by the bug for me as bad as I do so maybe I can come out of it with a few more.

 

Ah man, I have always wanted to go to the Eagle Quest!  You'll have to tell us how it goes...and post pics! Hey I think Aaron is one of the guests this year!

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, May 5, 2017 12:55 PM

Eagle90

 

 
modelcrazy

That sounds cool. I wish we had big shows close to us in Boise.

 

 

 

When I was in Vermont, we had one show a year and the vendors totaled 5 or 6....and that included me!  LOL!  They were great little shows that were held in Plattsburgh, NY or somewhere in Vermont.  Really had a good time at them.  But when I went to Modelpalooza for the first time!  WOAH!  It was a sensory overload!  LOL!  The show in Venice is a really good size one too.  Lots of vendors and some super builds!  I think the Pelicon will be just as big if not bigger from what I'm seeing.  The Modelpalooza and Peilcon shows are 2 day shows.  Going to try and do both days this year!

 

 

When I go to Dallas in June I will be going to Squadron's Eagle Quest. I'm sure there will be vendors there. My wife gets bit by the bug for me as bad as I do so maybe I can come out of it with a few more.

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: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, May 5, 2017 12:46 PM

Gamera

What the hey I guess I'll jump in here. Some great stuff there guys, should be a forum of very happy modelers here! 

A few Christmas presents for myself:

Same kit as Bruce's:

From the 'Dirty Santa' give exchange from our IPMS club: 

Trumpeter German E-100 super heavy tank and HobbyBoss F8F Bearcat from Squadron's after Christmas sale.

And last week found HobbyBoss's P/F-80A Shooting Star on sale at our local hobby shop and couldn't resist. 

 

I see the Japanese liked their big tanks as well. Almost as heavy as the maus. And i'm sure you will love the E-100.

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: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, May 5, 2017 12:45 PM

modelcrazy

That sounds cool. I wish we had big shows close to us in Boise.

 

When I was in Vermont, we had one show a year and the vendors totaled 5 or 6....and that included me!  LOL!  They were great little shows that were held in Plattsburgh, NY or somewhere in Vermont.  Really had a good time at them.  But when I went to Modelpalooza for the first time!  WOAH!  It was a sensory overload!  LOL!  The show in Venice is a really good size one too.  Lots of vendors and some super builds!  I think the Pelicon will be just as big if not bigger from what I'm seeing.  The Modelpalooza and Peilcon shows are 2 day shows.  Going to try and do both days this year!

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, May 5, 2017 12:37 PM

That sounds cool. I wish we had big shows close to us in Boise.

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
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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, May 5, 2017 12:30 PM

Gamera

Steve: Very cool, I keep thinking about picking up the North Carolina but just don't know if I'd have the stickwithit to finish something so large esp with all the PE railing and parts. 

Bobby: Now that's a haul! 

 

That is an average haul for me when I go to a show.  20-30 kits usually.  I'm like the King on the Island of Misfit toys....I see a kit, and I just have to give it a home.   LOL!  I've not been to the Pelicon show in Largo before, so I'm pretty excited about that.  And as always Modelpalooza is a blast.  Usually do lunch with JJ and PJ.  Great times to be had.

 

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 5, 2017 12:13 PM

Steve: Very cool, I keep thinking about picking up the North Carolina but just don't know if I'd have the stickwithit to finish something so large esp with all the PE railing and parts. 

Bobby: Now that's a haul! 

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

 

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Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, May 5, 2017 12:01 PM

Hey Tojo, what a great thread!  Love seeing everyones "deals of the day"!  LOL!

This was the last stash increasing lot I picked up at a model show in Venice, Florida.  Still have the Pelicon in Largo and Modelpalooza to go to this year!  Whistling

 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, May 5, 2017 11:55 AM

Tanker - Builder

Greg ;

  If my info is correct .Hornby Intl. revived Pocher . Not sure . But that's what I heard .  T.B.

 

You are correct, TB. It's limited and not much going on, or so it seems. I've been watching.

But still, it is oddly comforting to know that Pocher still exists out there in some form.

Thanks for commenting.

-Greg

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, May 5, 2017 11:35 AM

Cool idea Tojo.

What I received for Christmas.

 

What bought a month ago.

I bought this at a swap meet a couple weeks ago for $10. I built it back in the 70's and wanted another swing at it.

And lastly, I bought this while browising an antique store a week ago and grabbed it for $10.

My wife says my stash is getting too big. Pfft! no such thing.

 

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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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 5, 2017 10:59 AM

What the hey I guess I'll jump in here. Some great stuff there guys, should be a forum of very happy modelers here! 

A few Christmas presents for myself:

Same kit as Bruce's:

From the 'Dirty Santa' give exchange from our IPMS club: 

Trumpeter German E-100 super heavy tank and HobbyBoss F8F Bearcat from Squadron's after Christmas sale.

And last week found HobbyBoss's P/F-80A Shooting Star on sale at our local hobby shop and couldn't resist. 

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

 

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 5, 2017 10:54 AM

tigerman

 

 
ridleusmc

 

 
tigerman

Most of you that know me, have known that I only build armor. No more. I've tired of the 500 plus piece kits and have sold off my more complex kits. I just don't have the time or patience. I'm slowly integrating aircraft. I've always liked Japanese aircraft, probably because they are so asthetically pleasing. So I've added 4 aircraft kits to make 7 in the stash with one under construction. Big learning curve, but I'm up to it. I've got a mix of newer and older. I'm not going to drop big bucks if I decide this isn't for me. LOL

 

 

 

I'm jealous.  I need to get some IJN and IJA aircraft.  I better start with a zero.  

 

 

 

The Otaki kits are older, but much cheaper. Pretty good detailing and decals. I have 3 other Hasegawa kits, and they are more detailed, but more expensive. I'm going to work on the Otaki kits first and hone my skills before I tackle the Hase kits

 

 

 

Hey Eric, miss seeing you around the forum! I think you'll enjoy those kits. As you said the Otaki kits are still great models even today, I picked up one of their P-40s a year or so ago. And Hasegawa aicraft are generally fantastic though their kits like the P-40 with the fusilage inserts for different versions can be fiddly. These don't have any inserts so they should be a fun and easy build.   

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

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, May 5, 2017 4:28 AM

armornut

Thanks BishHuh? now I have to figure out how to sneek a 72nd scale C-17 past my wifeConfused.

 

With skill, guile, cunning and a damn good excuse if you get caught Big Smile

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: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, May 5, 2017 4:24 AM

stikpusher

The gun bunnies do have some nice toys....

 

Don't they ever. And its nice to have them on our side.

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: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, May 4, 2017 10:51 PM

armornut

Thanks BishHuh? now I have to figure out how to sneek a 72nd scale C-17 past my wifeConfused.

 

just like the Air Force does... low level in the dark...

 

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: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Thursday, May 4, 2017 10:14 PM

Thanks BishHuh? now I have to figure out how to sneek a 72nd scale C-17 past my wifeConfused.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by pilotjohn on Thursday, May 4, 2017 5:53 PM

Sorry, no photos but I just added:

  • Sopwith Camel and the LVG C. VI Duelists from Wingnut Wings
  • SE.5a Hisso from Wingnut Wings
  • FE.2b Late from Wingnut Wings
  • Trumpeter 1/48 DKM U-552

Thank you for that tax return:)

John

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, May 4, 2017 5:46 PM

The gun bunnies do have some nice toys....

 

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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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, May 4, 2017 2:54 PM

stikpusher
 
Bish

New addition to my small collection of modern British armour. Trumpeters 1/35th AS-90.

 

 

 

Now that looks real nice!

 

Been wanting it for a while. Does look nice, but still going to add the Accurate Armour upgrade set.

These are awsome pieces of kit, managed to climb inside one once and seen them in action at both ends. Impressive when you are watching the impact area and seeing the results of a battery firing 3 rounds a minute.

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 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, May 4, 2017 2:48 PM

Bish

New addition to my small collection of modern British armour. Trumpeters 1/35th AS-90.

 

Now that looks real nice!

 

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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    July 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:04 PM

hogfanfs

Yeah, ridleusmc is a bad influence Big Smile

 

 

I mean, ^  YES!

I got the mud, you got the sand.

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  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:03 PM

YES!

 

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