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That's an idea. I might just build it anyway for fun. use it like a 'pallet cleanser' so to speak.

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Well, here's my scores I got at Orangecon.

First off was a bunch of tools and accessories. The black case is supposed to hold sanding paper of various grits, but I may use it for holding sanding sticks too. I got it free for filling out a Tamiya questionnaire. Then there is the photo-etch kit of a maintenance stand I got for a couple bucks, along with some resin pup tents. The final thing that you can't see is a Tamiya weathering powder kit that I got in the raffle. They're all here:

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Next up is an old kit of Auroras Boeing 737 in 1/72 scale. I'd been trying to get this for awhile, and I finally succeeded. Now to get some decals for this bird since the kit ones are pretty well shot:

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I haven't forgotten my armor collection; I picked this one up as well. It is Revell of Germany's Boxer vehicle:

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Next I was able to get the Dragon USS New York in 1/700 scale for about $20.00 from my friend Sean:

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Finally, I got all these so I could finish my two Russian Armored Trains. These are models I'd ordered some time ago. My friend Dave was holding them until I got paid and then could pay him. These are the basic flatbeds first:

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Followed by two cars with AA gun towers on them and two others carrying a truck, a gun and a tank:

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Now I can really finish those Russian trains right!

Okay, that's all I have for today, so stay tuned. I'm hoping to start on a few of those flatbed cars tomorrow.

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Duke, ya need to convert that 1/72 737 into a P-8! :smiley2:

 

GIL :smiley16:

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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/

 

James:

 

So this is what's wrong with the kit based on you're review:

 

• Fuselage/empennage plug assembly, troublesome on the 1/32 version, still present.

• Flying surfaces molded in place.

• One pilot seat without molded-on seat harness.

• Ejection-pin marks in some inopportune locations.

• Heavy sprue gates on many delicate parts.

 

The only two that seem difficult is the heavy sprue gates and ejections pin marks at last to me. I had no problem joining the 1/32 kit tail, I don't like separately molded flying surfaces and I like aftermarket seat belts. Of course all of these are personal opinions.

 

Just curious if there is anything else?

 

Dave

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Duke, ya need to convert that 1/72 737 into a P-8! :smiley2:

 

GIL :smiley16:

 

Thanks Gil! Maybe if I get another one, I'll give it a try.

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Hi, Mark,

 

I remember building the 1/72 PSA Boeing 737-100 for a friend back in the 1970s. Trying to convert this kit to a P-8 is, well, impossible without jacking up everything above the display base and replacing with scratchbuilt parts. I suppose it would be called a "conversion" because of the family tree of the 737 from this base kit. Scratchbuilding simply gets you to the conversion.

 

Ed

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Thanks for the warning Ed! I intend on just building this as a regular airliner once I decide what decals to get.

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Duke, ya need to convert that 1/72 737 into a P-8! :smiley2:

 

GIL :smiley16:

Chances are Hasegawa will release one as soon as the JADF fly them.

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Duke, ya need to convert that 1/72 737 into a P-8! :smiley2:

 

GIL :smiley16:

Chances are Hasegawa will release one as soon as the JADF fly them.

 

 

 

So true! But the Hasegawa one will most likely be released in 1/144 scale though! Still won't have one in 1/72.

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A 1/72 Boeing 737 is a rare bird indeed. Aurora pioneered the kit, so maybe someone still has the molds in their stock. Anyway, I went through my stock of airliner decals looking for anything Mark can use. Sorry, no got. The 1/72 KMC kit of the Boeing 727 is as close as one can get, but the airline markings were probably too recent and never worn on a 737-100.

 

Ed

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Thanks for the effort Ed. I appreciate it. I might just start this and get it built until the decal stage and then set it aside to wait for the right decal set. It is an intriguing model!

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Hi, Mark,

 

Paint the whole thing flat black and call it an aircraft recognition model. :smiley14:

 

Ed

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Duke, ya need to convert that 1/72 737 into a P-8! :smiley2:

 

GIL :smiley16:

 

Chances are Hasegawa will release one as soon as the JADF fly them.

 

So true! But the Hasegawa one will most likely be released in 1/144 scale though! Still won't have one in 1/72.

Well I don't know. Comparably speaking, it's not too much bigger than a P3, and smaller than a B-47.

Edited by Gromit801

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True Gromit, but since it isn't a military aircraft, it won't particularly be kitted in 1/72 scale. If they make a "military" version, we might see it in 1/72 scale.

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Yeah we were. Still, I'm not confident but someday we just might see one.

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I got a couple things at my IPMS meeting this past Friday. Two were gifts, one was a purchase.

This is my purchase. I got it for $5.00:

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This was the first of my gifts; I got it from the guy I bought the cutting mat from. It's a DVD set of the First Gulf War:

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I'm looking forward to watching that!

Last was a gift from my good friend Joe St. Pierre. He was an F-4U pilot in WWII with four confirmed kills. He's not an armor builder, but when he got this he thought of me. He even signed it in the back:

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Now if someone would just come out with these in 1/72 scale injection kit I'd be able too use this to really trick them out!


That's all I got for now. Time to go break in the cutting mat....

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Won an Eduard Mig-21 PFM at the Nationals here in Columbus. Have since purchased:

Eduard Detail Set

Eduard Seat

Eduard Exhaust

Eduard Ordnance Set

Eduard Wheels

G Factor Landing Gear

Master Model Pitot Tube

 

I spent more on goodies than the kit would have cost. But, it's my 1st major attempt at resin & photoetch.

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Well done Nick! Have fun with all that. Take your time and savor every moment of building a masterpiece!

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Nice Bob! But are they resin? I think I'll wait for plastic myself. The cost will be lower, for one; and I won't stab myself so many times for another. Thanks for the great links Bob, That gives one hope!

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ICM goodness in a Revell box. :m1helmet:

 

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Picked up a couple of kits, one a clearance aisle find at Walmart for $4. The Revell snap tite F-22 Raptor. It says 1:100, wish it was a more standard scale so I could repaint and decal it myself.

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The next kit is from the new Star Wars movie. It is the new First Order TIE fighter.

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