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  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 11:35 PM

Well, this is what the 100 bucks gift card got me, plus some paints

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 18, 2021 11:24 AM

Wow, great additions guys! Esp John and John- you guys hit the jackpot!

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, October 18, 2021 11:23 AM

I sure do love the box art on those old ESCI kits!

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 Monday, October 18, 2021 8:37 AM

falconmod

Won these at our NordicCon show about a month ago.

 

Nicly done! I'm working on that MIG 27 at the moment. Typical older Hase with raised lines and min detail. But goes together well. The gear doors are a little fiddley.

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 Monday, October 18, 2021 8:36 AM

Dodgy

Real G: I reckon that's going to keep you busy for a long time mate, but it will look awesome when done.

TJ: That is a fine looking collection. What a nice Postie!

Bish: Is that the new Brit sub? Looks great.

 

Ye, the Astute has been in service since 2014 and there are still 3 more to enter service.

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 Monday, October 18, 2021 6:57 AM

Won these at our NordicCon show about a month ago.

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
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, October 18, 2021 12:07 AM

Real G: I reckon that's going to keep you busy for a long time mate, but it will look awesome when done.

TJ: That is a fine looking collection. What a nice Postie!

Bish: Is that the new Brit sub? Looks great.

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, October 17, 2021 6:19 PM

MR TOM SCHRY

I know exactly what you mean about the Jackal.  I've been wanting one ever since I saw one on the internet.  A couple of years ago I got the 1/48 Airfix Jackal but it just didn't do it.  I need one in 1/35 scale.  What's the chance that Tamiya will do one?  Oh well, I guy can dream.

TJS

 

I can't see Tamiya doing one. These modern British vehicles don't seem as popular as many other subjects, i think many of us are just grateful to have one option in plastic for these kits, and Meng, Takom and now Hobby Boss are producing some nice kits which before were only avaliable in resin from Accurate Armour. Ashibe from getting the variant wrong, it looks like HB have done a good job on the Jackal. And i am really looking forward to the Coyote, hopefully next year.

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 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Sunday, October 17, 2021 6:10 PM

I know exactly what you mean about the Jackal.  I've been wanting one ever since I saw one on the internet.  A couple of years ago I got the 1/48 Airfix Jackal but it just didn't do it.  I need one in 1/35 scale.  What's the chance that Tamiya will do one?  Oh well, I guy can dream.

TJS

TJS

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:31 PM

Popped into the LHS on Fri hopeing to pick up the Hobby Boss 35th Jackal. They didn't have that in, but they did have the HB 350 HMS Astute.

Looks to be even less in this kit than there was in the Airfix Trafalgar.

When i got home, i ordered the jackal on E-Bay, i just couldn't hold out any longer. Should be here by next weekend.

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 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:20 PM

Hutch6390

 

 
Real G
The box says 510mm, which is around 20".  That translates to 240' for the real thing

 

Wow - that sounds like quite a handful, Real G - a big beastie, indeed.

 

Yeah, for sure!  My personal metric for defining a "large" kit is one that exceeds 18".

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, October 17, 2021 4:54 PM

Hasegawa has always been just a good solid kit, even their early stuff. And typically a fair price.

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
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, October 17, 2021 4:09 PM

Hutch6390

Do I detect a slight predilection for Hasegawa, perhaps?  Enjoy!Big Smile

 

 

I do like Hasegawa kits. And these were a good price

 

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Sunday, October 17, 2021 3:52 PM

Real G
The box says 510mm, which is around 20".  That translates to 240' for the real thing

Wow - that sounds like quite a handful, Real G - a big beastie, indeed.

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

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Sunday, October 17, 2021 3:48 PM

Do I detect a slight predilection for Hasegawa, perhaps?  Enjoy!Big Smile

 

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

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, October 17, 2021 2:34 PM

The mail dude brought some goodies

 

 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:14 AM

Dodgy,

The box says 510mm, which is around 20".  That translates to 240' for the real thing.  The fuselage is divided into fore/aft sections, probably to fit in a standard Takom box.  It's a big canvas with a one color scheme, so weathering will be the thing to bring it to life.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, October 17, 2021 2:24 AM

Steve and Joe: I thought I saw a full build of one of the Arma Wildcats on You Tube last week.

Real: How big is the Russian beast?

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

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:22 AM

Always happy to entertain you guys with oddball kits!

The Takom Lun almost looks like it was going to be a snap-fit kit.  There are large-ish locator lugs and a lot of parts that friction fit.  The dorsal and tail cannon barrels are molded in place, but don't look too bad.  I am a little sad no Moskit missiles were included.  The launch tube hatches would need to be cut apart and modded to be in the open position.  No stand is provided either, which is too bad as the outriggers touch the ground before the hull.

The spider crane caught my fancy when I saw a photo of a die cast toy of one. A contractor on one of our projects was going to bring one to a jobsite that had narrow clearances on the side of a hill.  I don't know if he did or not, as I had to move on to other projects.  Crying.

I have a nice 1/20 MaK female figure in a jumpsuit and holding a clipboard that I plan to accompany the crane to show its small size.  I'd better get her a hardhat though!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Thursday, October 14, 2021 9:52 PM

   That Caspian Sea monster is on my wish list, at 1/144 it still looks like a big plane. Love the spider crane too.

we're modelers it's what we do

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 14, 2021 9:03 PM

I didn't know Gabby flew a Spit either, jeez what couldn't that guy fly? Cool USCG Yes

I love the sea monster G. Cool looking crane, you always find cool stuff. 

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 Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:02 PM

With the rate of cool stuff coming in to everyone, I'd be surprised if we did not make a dent in the worldwide economic recovery!  Here are my latest efforts:

The Lun was a Soviet-era ekranoplan designed to attack enemy ships, launching missiles from the six dorsally mounted launch tubes.  Only a single example was ever built.  But it did get to sea trials and test fired missiles.  It currently is "almost" at its intended museum, stuck on a sand bar or something.

The spider crane is an ingenious Japanese mobile crane dsigned to fit in confined spaces and/or on uneven ground.  The "legs" are stabilizers, not walking legs.  Maybe one day we will see fully ambulatory versions, like something out of "Ghost in the Shell".  Surprise

 

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:44 PM

Never tried and Arma kit but hear good things about them.

Got these in today - I bought the decals for Gabreski's Spitfire Mk IX because I had no idea he flew a spit with the Polish squadrons just to learn from them.  Too cool - I'll put the spit on the top of the xmas list.  For the second set I want to do an H-19 on floats in USCG markings for BKs Floats & Boats 2022 group build.

Thanks,

John

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 8:32 AM

Joe, I think you're goint to like those Arma hobbies kits. With the detail they put in the pits you'd think they would give an open canopy option to show it off.

Gotta love a Frank Yes Such beautiful birds

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 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 8:27 AM

Thanks to Steve's acquisition and analysis of the Arma Wildcat, I couldn't resist picking up an example myself. I opted for the FM-2 as I did not have one and it comes with an Atlantic sub hunter scheme which I would like to do. Then seeing that Arma also had a Yak-1 I picked that up also. They do indeed look to be very nicely molded and detailed kits complete with masks and PE. My only disappointment in their kits is the lack of an open canopy option. Also picked up the 1/72 Ki-84 on ebay.

"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 Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:43 AM

Congratulations on the win Steve and I agree that winning a peoples choice is a lot more meaningful. Great pickups in the raffles too.

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

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:12 PM

Your going to like building the Broncos.  I did the regular one and it was a joy to build.  I plan on getting the buggy combo as well - maybe xmas.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:52 PM

My mega hobby pre order showed up today finally.  They shipped on the 6th.

The new Revell half cab Bronco with trailer and sand buggy.  Now have the regular one and the Stroppe one......and I hate Bronco'sEmbarrassed

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3:34 PM

congrats Steve.  Nice haul.  I'm just about finished with that Osprey kit and is a big model.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 8:30 AM

Thank you Joe! Yes, I'm stoked about the entire haul. I could probably could have done without the 104 but it just too cool of a plane to pass up. Plus there's a lot of AM for it (I think) Stick out tongue I'll have to look through Kitlinks for some.

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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