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In Dragon USA online's "Gone in a flash sale" (50% off all in stock items) last Wednesday, I got the 1/35 scale Dragon IDF M60 w/ERA kit for $24, $31 delivered. It is normally a $70 kit but was on special for $48 so I got it for half that. I believe it includes everything to build a regular Slick 60 as used by the US Army.

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Nice scores guys! Way to go!

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I also took advantage of the Flash sale and picked up Dragon's El Alamein Sherman, another of Platz's T-33s and a set of figures (ordered 2 but the other must have been out of stock).

Got all that for about half of what the Sherman retails for. 

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Found an interesting kit in the clearance aisle of Hobby Lobby today. Originally $27.99, it was $7.50. The Revell 1/144 White Knight Two and Spaceship Two.

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I really need to take a break from kit shopping. But here are 3 of my latest. Anyone who knows me, knows I loved the weird and bizarre in avaition. So when I saw the Kalinin K12 reviewed in a recent SAMI I had to have it.  Then I went back to my horror and fantasy busts with Peter Cushing as Baron Von Frankenstein, and Pan from Pans Labyrinth. Thanks for looking.

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I am far more interested in the developmental history of that camouflage scheme!  Where and how on Earth did they come with that design??

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Nice scores Kevin! I agree with Rusty, that camouflage on that Russian bird is most intriguing. I'd love to know more about that too.

 

Okay, here are some of my acquisitions from the past couple weeks.

First is this one, given to me by a friend who got it from his next door neighbor:

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That has since been sold. Made a pretty penny off it.

Next are two deals I got from Squadron, both were gotten for between 60 and 75 percent off:

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I've already started both of these. The locomotive is already at the painting stage.

Last is a gift I got from a friend and fellow AMPS member:

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That's probably gonna be it for awhile; I need to save up for Phoenix. I have plenty to keep me busy for awhile anyway.

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On a shopping spree once again(just got my bonus).  Ordered a Fine molds Kit and PE(includes the rigging) from Japan.  The reviews on this were good, should not have any difficulty wit the build.  This plane you do not see many builds.

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On 4/16/2018 at 12:47 PM, Rusty White said:

I am far more interested in the developmental history of that camouflage scheme!  Where and how on Earth did they come with that design??

Evidently it was painted with those feathers for its reveal at a parade in 1937. It was called the Firebird after a A russian folk tale similar to the Phoenix bird stories, hence the feathers. The decals make it look a lot nice than the paint job it was given in the field. ;)

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It never occurred to me that those patterns were supposed to be feathers, even in the cleaner looking box art.  I love the history behind stuff like this.  The history of naval camouflage patterns in the second world war is absolutely fascinating.

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Here's my latest acquisitions. I'll start with this model won by someone else in an online contest. The winner requested that it be sent to me:

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When I opened the box, I saw a ton of P/E. Everyone I showed this to asked me "Who'd you cheese off to get that?" or words to that effect! LOL!

Then, after a tough and trying couple days of preparatory procedures before my treatments begin, I decided I needed to lift myself out of my funk. What better way than to go buy some more models.

These are the models I bought myself, starting with these two Roden kits that have been on my list for awhile:

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I also bought these two models....

A 1/72 scale UH-60 that will be done in Australian markings:

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and a 1/72 scale F-16 which will be done in Italian markings:

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Finally, at my IPMS OC Build Night meeting; I won this in the raffle:

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You can see that it includes resin figure of Batman and Robin. That's gonna be fun.

I also purchased a number of paints, putties and other supplies, but the Gallery I use keeps freezing up whenever I try uploading any other pics. I'm wondering how I'm going to upload all my works in progress now.

Anyway, thanks for looking in. Some of these will be started fairly soon so stay tuned....

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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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I also love the Batmobile and got their snap together version with the prepainted body as I just didn't want to try all that trim.

Been thinking about getting the original Aurora version or probably repop as it is close to the scale of the Batcopter I will get to someday.  Thinking a dio of Batman getting out the door and Robin jumping over his to "Get to the Chappa!"

I have acquired a few more things but trying to hold out until Nats to see if I can get some deals.  Also, doing the shipping for the Review Corp and trying to fit my own reviews in has been taking up too much time.

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Thanks for the great comments guys! I'm thrilled to have won that Batmobile too. Robin, maybe I'll give you a list! LOL!

 

I know what you mean Phil, I'm also trying to finish a few reviews for another separate website. I also want to wait till the Nationals to see what is there. I have a nice long list. Now if Freetime Hobbies doesn't sell all their 1/72 scale armor models to one guy who disappeared afterward on the first day of the con, I'll be happy to fill my list.

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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/

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Nice score Mark. While I dig the Batmobile (eh, the resin figures should be no problem) 😉 I dig the ambulance. I'm drawn to the "not the usual" kits.

 

For me  Whats Old is New Again!  Yesterday was a hot one in the ol' hobby den despite the AC going. It was so hot in fact that the parchment paper I use on the wet palette was drying up before my eyes. I gave up painting for the day.

To still get something done up there, it hit me that I had a box of garage kits in a crawl space up here, and I'm sure the heat is no good for them. I decided to pull them out. Well, it turns out that I did not have 1 box, but 3 !!

A few of the kits I only had the vaguest memory of, and most I didn't remember at all. 😮 In the end my stash grew my 1/3!  I'm going to have to build faster.

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Arrived today!  SO Cool...

 

 

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That is cool Kevin! It's like finding treasure when you go through things like that. Congrats on the find.

 

Nice one Mark! I'd love to have something like that in 1/72 scale....

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On 5/20/2018 at 1:11 PM, RGronovius said:

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!

Re: the Batmobile - keep an eye on CultTVMan web store. He gets them in semi regularly - http://www.culttvmanshop.com/

He even has a sign up for his newsletter of new and restocks. He doesn't send it out a lot, so it's not like a bother.

Mark: cool truck. Looking fwd to its build.

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Got resin wheels on order.  The issue is the PE.  The rear deflector is PE and needs to be bend circular around the launcher.  I have issues with flat PE so this will be an adventure.

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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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The Israeli's actually used at least one of these on the Golans.  It had a HUGE set of binoculars mounted in the cargo bed. 

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I could not resist buying the new Moebius 1/144 Discovery XD-1 from the great movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.  I read the recent issue review in FSM and went to my nearby HobbyTown USA to order one.  Many years ago, I acquired the Lunar Models resin kit version, which is still in its box because I was so disappointed with the poor detail.  The Moebius kit looks outstanding on my first impression from an open-box inspection.

Now that I think about it, I can display Discovery next to the 1/144 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner I built last year for a size comparison.

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I watched 2001 just last night.  It will make a nice display.

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I also picked up the Discovery at my LHS at 25% off of retail.

Debating on getting the interior kit with the pods.  Already built the Orion which is the same scale. 

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