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    Robin
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    Gronovius
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    KY
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  1. there are some rank decals http://www.archertransfers.com/ASSETS/FiguresPg2.pdf
  2. I never knew exactly where they came from when I first saw them while in college in the early 80s. I knew the kits as depicted on the box were not as they were supposed to be painted. There were virtually entire decal schemes not used in the instructions. The kits were different scales and the manufacturing was different as well. You could tell they weren't from the same series. It would be like boxing a Monogram Colonial Viper with the MPC Darth Vader TIE fighter; roughly the same scale, but not quite and definitely different manufacturers. When I collected my old kits from my parents' house in 2004, I found many of the poorly built kits and a couple I bought on clearance but never built. So I started searching for the original instructions online so I can build them as they were intended.
  3. I have several of them. I will look to see which ones I have. I have all three, the second one is still unopened.
  4. This insert shows some of the ground based 1/72 scale armor kits. I still have several of the built ones, and the giant tractor trailer ground recovery unit, right hand side, second from the bottom, is one of the unbuilt ones. Some of the remnants of my built kits from the 80s. The helicopter in the bottom left hand corner of the insert is in this photo. It resembles a reconfigured Chinook used to insert the robots.
  5. There are some awesome 1/72 scale pseudo military scale models that were originally produced to go along with the Robotech style kits. I was first introduced to these through the Revell Robotech series in the 1980s. Back then I built a lot of Hasegawa 1/72 scale armor and Matchbox 1/76 scale armor. These "Godzilla fighting" military wheeled armored vehicles were quite well done. My understanding about the Revell Robotech series is that they combined totally unrelated Japanese animated series and created Robotech from it. It would be like a Japanese company combing Star Wars, Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica models and releasing them as a "Galaxy Wars" series where the Enterprise launches X-Wings to attack a Base Star.
  6. I picked up this old kit recently, it appears complete since I went over it with a medium-toothed comb. Anyone ever build this old dinosaur? It's in Revell's military miniature 1/40th scale. I built several of their old kits back in the day, but never this particular kit. Just wondering what to expect. I do have the desire to use tube glue and small bottles of Testors paint to build this kit. Where the instructions in the original kit better than the life like ones? https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/1/0/0/207100-65-instructions.pdf
  7. I still believe sci-fi and fantasy models are the gateway to our hobby. Fans want to build a model of the latest star wars vehicle. Gamers want to build "their" in game version of their World of Tank tanks.
  8. There have always been mundane subjects such as automobiles or cargo vehicles that were not historically significant machines. There are models of figures, monsters, animals, sailboats, and the entire science fiction genre of items that never existed or may have only been movie props. Even a model of the TV series Batmobile, a fairly iconic vehicle, is mainly a model of a vehicle that is just a mock up of vehicle that is based on someone's imagination.
  9. Modern water buffalos are normally assigned to the company's supply deuce and a half. So if the truck is bumper number A-4, the trailer is A-4-T. I can see a lot of interest in one of these.
  10. RGronovius

    tank tracks

    Okay, are you talking about the many small individual track links that make up one side of the tank track, you know, like gluing 100 of them together to form one side? Or are you talking about two long pieces of vinyl tracks which uses two per side for a total of 4 pieces of vinyl track? I'm not familiar with that particular kit. Many current kits include the tiny multiple pieces that form the track. Here is a link to an old track tutorial. https://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=1737 But there are several kits that use two long pieces of vinyl track to make up one side of the track. Italeri's Leopard 2 comes to mind.
  11. Yes, solely for nostalgia and I really don't care about accuracy. I know I was not satisfied with my build way back then.
  12. Many years ago, prior to 1977, I got this 1/72 scale Monogram Tomcat F-14 kit as a birthday gift. I've stumbled across it once again and wonder if it's worth building or one of those old kits "not worth the glue or time"? https://www.scalemates.com/kits/monogram-5992-tomcat-f-14a--161285 As a kid, I don't recall much issue with it besides my using white gloss Testors paint from a small dime bottle and it looking like crap, but that was 40 years ago. It's not my normal modeling genre any longer, but the nostalgia sets in.
  13. Squadron carries the Hobby Boss kits for $20ish. Track48 slightly cheaper, but in Canadian dollars. http://www.track48.com/hobby-boss-c-18/
  14. RGronovius

    Ep. 4 Leia

    I remember getting mad at her for stepping out on Luke in ESB.
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