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Just picked this bad boy up off of Ebay....

 

Two more Street Demon kits to go.....

 

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Got a deluxe edition M3A3 Bradley by Orochi. I am not familiar with the company, but someone traded it to me for a 1/72 scale Revell U-boat I bought from Hobby Lobby years ago that I would probably never have built myself. Deluxe edition includes metal gun tube and extras.

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Got a deluxe edition M3A3 Bradley by Orochi. I am not familiar with the company, but someone traded it to me for a 1/72 scale Revell U-boat I bought from Hobby Lobby years ago that I would probably never have built myself. Deluxe edition includes metal gun tube and extras.

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Looks like a good kit. Here is a build review (it also reads like a commerical) of the kit being built.

 

http://inscale.org/pub/index.php?topic=3215.0

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So, in more weird news:

Imperial Hobby Productions, all three in 1/700:

USS Lexington, battlecruiser (what if)

 

Tillman battleship design (never would)

 

Japanese I13-I16 Project. Also a battleship.

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Picked up (2) kits at the National Convention:

 

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Model Kit #25004 1/25th scale 1926, ’28, ’29 Winning Miller 91 rear drive from American Racing Miniatures.

 

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Another one of these lol. The front end needs a lot of attention, but it builds into a nice representation.

 

I also bought a Glue Looper set, and that's about the simplest, most brilliant idea ever. Works like a charm!

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Some good score while I was gone guys! Well done.

Now I have some time to get some pics posted. Here is what I was able to score at the Nationals in Columbus:

1/72 scale Heller Warning Star:

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This next one was a raffle prize my friend won. He gave it to me because he said I'd done so much for him already:

1/72 scale Trumpeter Be-6 Madge:

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This next one was something I saw at a local hobby shop when my friend Steve and I went around to visit the local hobby shops. I bought it to build for my niece who loves horses:

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Another raffle prize, won by yours truly:

1/72 scale Airfix P-51 Mustang:

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I started that while I was still at my brother's house. It was a fun little build. I hope to get pics later in my Manufacturing Thread.

I already have one of these, but it was missing too many pieces to complete. This one is more complete so I'll be able to finish at least one of these:

1/72 scale Aurora Jet Commando:

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Now for some armor scores. There were so few to choose from due to some fool buying up almost all of Freetime Hobbies' stock of 1/72 scale armor. I was so pissed. Anyway, here's what I did get:


1/72 scale SS-100 Gigant tractor:

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And the trailer for it to pull:

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a 1/72 scale Modelcollect T-90 tank with a welded turret:

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and finally, a 1/72 scale Diamond T cargo truck:

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Well, that and a ton of new tools and supplies are what I was able to get at the Nationals. I'll be lucky to be able to acquire anything else now that I spent so much getting back and forth to the Nationals and buying this stuff there. Oh well; lots more to build!

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Bought this beauty at the nationals. Time I spent money on the trip and 4 days of modeling bliss I only came home with this. Couldn't

resist the temtation though. Walked by the Zoukei-Mura table for 2 days and on the 3rd day I gave in to the temptaton. :)

 

 

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Bought this beauty at the nationals. Time I spent money on the trip and 4 days of modeling bliss I only came home with this. Couldn't

resist the temtation though. Walked by the Zoukei-Mura table for 2 days and on the 3rd day I gave in to the temptaton. :)

 

 

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I'm sorry to tell you this...that kits a mess. Pantographed from the 1/32 kit, which was even worse. I got it half built and threw it back into the box. I wish you the best of luck with it.

http://imodeler.com/2014/10/imodeler-review-zoukie-mura-148-focke-wulf-ta-152h-1/

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I think I may have scored big on this one. I met a gentleman at a local hobby shop last weekend and he was telling me about the 1/92 scale USS Missouri he was scratchbuilding. The hull is 9 feet long!!! He then told me he had bought the Trumpeter 1/200 scale USS Missouri complete with the Pontos super detail set (w/blue deck), and was really wanting to get rid of it as it was too small of a scale for him (that's the funny part!). He promptly sold the whole set to me for $150 !!! Building begins this weekend. The strange thing is I was thinking about buying the combo at the Nats this year but decided against it due to the cost. I guess timing is EVERYTHING!

 

Bob Blevins #41445

IPMS Livonia

IPMS Motor City Kids

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These are the kits I picked up in Orlando last weekend...

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Those who know me will appreciate the following.....My reputation precedes me and "they" see me coming......A vendor flagged me down in the parking lot as I was walking to dinner Friday evening: "Hey Gil, come look at this"! That's what led to the purchase of the 1/48 Sanger vac kit of the Peggy (in the plain white box) for $10. :smiley29: I wanted an F-104G/S so I could build a German one. Was there a Hasagawa kit to be found? Noooooo.... :smiley7: , but I did find the old Revell kit, which has the tails for both the C and the G, so I picked it up for $5. :smiley1: I picked up the old Aurora Forrestal for $10 to build for a club display at a nearby museum next month (already started it!). I wasn't looking to buy any Mustangs, but late on Saturday a vendor held a BOGO sale; so I picked up BOTH of those for $15! :smiley20:

 

Other than that, got some pe sets on sale and a decal sheet, as well as spending $1 on an old Scale Modeler with one of my articles in it (yeah, I know, I over paid! :smiley2: ) I also picked up some of the new AK metallic aluminum paint to try out. All in all, spent more money than I planned, but came home a happy camper!

 

GIL :smiley16:

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Thanks to Floyd Werner's beautiful Eduard MiG-21 PFM featured in this month's Journal, I just had to add one to my stash. Fortunately, Squadron has it at a very good price so the kit and associated extras are on their way. :)

 

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Cheers,

Eric

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Those are some pretty awesome scores guys. I was only able to afford one purchase; acquired with the help of a friend since I couldn't find it anywhere!

Here it is: Tiger Models 1/72 scale M1A2 Abrams SEP TUSK II. They've had this version out for years in 1/35th scale, I finally get it in my Braille Scale:

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It even came with the free gift of a Mystery Egg Plane. I haven't opened this yet to see which one it is:

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That's all I got so far. If I can get paid I'll see if I can't pick up some more 'must have' models. Until then, I have to keep working on my hobby Room so I can finally get back to the bench.

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keep me informed about the Tiger Abrams, I've been tempted to buy one, even if it is not quite my Abrams

 

today I ran across a couple of those snap kits by Revell, the M4 Sherman and Panzer IV with those gaudy paint schemes for a whopping $2.50 a piece at a semi local Walmart we rarely visit.

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