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About RGronovius

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  • Birthday 02/18/1964

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    Modern US Armor and our targets

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  1. RGronovius

    Italeri 1/48 MH-60K Blackhawk

    I like the looks of your progress. Nice work.
  2. There are already safety lids on MM thinner and Testors liquid cement.
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    AMT Tee Vee Dune Buggy

    No, I gave up on it and made a Jeep instead.
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    A nostalgic look back at model building …

    I had that Cro-Magnon woman, mainly for the base since they fit together like a giant puzzle. Neat article.
  5. RGronovius

    Modern American armor question

    Are you asking about the Abrams Reactive Armor Tiles? aka ARAT I and ARAT II, ARAT I looks like the brick boxes on the side (M19) and ARAT II looks like the terra cotta curved roof tiles (M32).
  6. I did find the Batmobile on eBay for a decent price. My local Hobby Lobby has listed the Tamiya Gama Goat for $12.49 on clearance. I bought two. They were regularly $49.99 so it was 75% off.
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    Dragon "styrene" Tracks: NEVER again!

    That's been a problem with DS tracks; on some 1/72 scale kits, the tracks were dry rotted or deteriorated inside the sealed bag inside kits. I haven't had any issues with my Abrams kit.
  8. This current flyer for the store has some photos of the kits available. I did not see any polar lights kits, but several Lindberg and a half dozen different Revell. Most were prepainted bodies like Camaro, Corvette, Mustang. http://www.ollies.us/ollies-army/
  9. Got a Revell Danica Patrick Aspen Dental NASCAR. Closeout store had them for $9.99 and I used a 15% off coupon. Great deal for a $24 kit. I love that Batmobile Mark. I'd kill for one!
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    M-3 allied anti-aircraft gun

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    Model Cars Magazine? Will it Survive?

    If you get on Michael's email list, they send you 40% off coupons almost daily, and some days it is 50%, 60% or even 70% off coupons. I just use the text to phone option. Yes, I would call the level of kits found in Michael's and Hobby Lobby (automotive), not at the same high tech level as many armor kits manufactured today, but on par with what limited armor kits that they do carry. Hobby Lobby used to carry high end Dragon kits. Still have many of the great deals I got with the 40% off coupon.
  12. RGronovius

    Need help with a Tamiya M42 Duster

    I've been on eBay for well over 20 years buying and selling (mainly) model kits. Any time someone says "they can't tell if it's complete or not" basically knows it isn't complete. Only once did I get a kit that someone said they don't know it's complete that it virtually was complete. That was an older Italeri M36B1 Jackson that was missing one small part.
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    Model Cars Magazine? Will it Survive?

    Yes, while aircraft and armor models are limited to hobby shops, car models seem to be more prevalent in the US. Places like Wal-Mart still carry some Revell-Monogram and AMT cars, trucks and race cars. Chain arts and craft stores in the US have dozens or more automotive kits than they do airplanes, and maybe a tank or two. Snap together kits from the latest star wars movie round out the model selection. In the magazine section of local stores, there will be a couple of car model magazines and maybe Fine Scale Modeler. There will be more railroad model magazines though. I couldn't tell you where to buy railroad modeling items locally, but I know I can get multiple railroad magazines in a number of locations.
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    Model Cars Magazine? Will it Survive?

    To me it seems like car modeling magazines are more common than armor or aircraft.
  15. RGronovius

    Hobbico files for bankruptcy...

    Interesting information; Testors/Italeri kits from the 1980s were the first "high quality" kits I ran across. Their instruction sheets were top notch. I still have quite a few and if I am constructing an Italeri kit that I once built as a Testors kit, I'll use the Testors instructions instead.