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As I was walking the aisle at my "local" HobbyTown USA a few days ago, an odd thing happened. A big box with a Revell of Germany kit of the Douglas C-54D in 1/72 scale fell off the shelf right into my arms. Then the box dragged me to the checkout station and even dug into my pocket to extract the cash needed to give it a permanent new home with me. I even had to serve as the chauffeur to the box to protect it from harm on the roads and byways. It then hid from my wife as it snuck into the house.

 

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Ed, I can understand your reaction. I saw the kit at the Nats and fell in love with it. Then, when Sprue Brothers were celebrating the Kansas City World Series win, I took advantage of them and ordered the kit. Of course, I had to add the Eduard PE set for the interior.

 

I have always felt that the C-54 started my interest in airplanes. During late WW II, my mother worked for Douglas on the C-54. She would crawl inside the wings and back up the riveter. I stayed with an aunt of hers and as a 4-year old, would make crude drawings of a 4 engine airplane whenever her aunt wrote a letter to her.

 

Good looking kit. I can't wait to start on it.

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Looking forward to seeing that Ed! Great story too! I have a similar experience with A/C-130 aircraft. My father was a navigator on AC-130's and we were always able to walk through one during Air Force Open Houses. One of my top three favorite aircraft.

 

I am anxiously awaiting the chance to get one of these C-54's as well. I won't be able to afford the interior P/E set, so I'll be building mine OOB. Hopefully someday soon.

 

Let me know when you start that. I want to follow along.

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Just came home from Hobby Day again and once more; I came back with more than I left with.

First of all, I went out and got two models I'd ordered some time ago. I finally could pay for them. These are the Toxso Models 1/72 scale SCUD-B Launchers:

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Yes, there are two of the same model. I plan on making one Russian and one Iraqi.

Next, my friend Sean sold me this kit for $20.00. I'd been wanting one for some time. This is the Zvezda 1/72 scale Pe-8 Bomber:

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Finally, Sean gave me this model of the 1/450 scale HMS Vanguard that he knew he wasn't going to build. This was a gift:

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That's it for now. I don't know that I'll be getting anything more till next year, but at least I have a few more things to build.

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Did my first "inventory" in over a decade this afternoon....

 

I have 316 kits of which 288 are planes, 20 are armor, 7 are cars, and I have 1 ship. I know how many are vacs and how many are resin, as well as how many 1/32 I have vs. 1/48. I did a rough and dirty value estimate based on "vendor" prices and they totaled to a bit over $6600. :blink: From what I've seen in various polls, I'm strictly average when it comes to my stash.... :smiley20:

 

The bottom line: I don't NEED any more kits! :smiley14:

 

Doesn't mean I won't get more though..... :D

 

GIL :smiley16:

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From what I've seen in various polls, I'm strictly average when it comes to my stash.... :smiley20:Piker!!!

 

The bottom line: I don't NEED any more kits! :smiley14: I know what you mean.

 

Doesn't mean I won't get more though..... :D Now you're talking!!

 

GIL :smiley16:

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Excellent scores guys. I finally have a few things to post here myself.

First off are the four items I ordered about five months ago..... and finally was able to pay for:

First is my 1/72 scale Aoshima Japanese Type 73 heavy Cargo Truck:

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Next is an 1/72 scale Aoshima 3.5-ton Fuel Truck:

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...and then there's more of these. I guess I'd forgotten that I'd ordered these when I bought the second set and started it. I may build them, unless there's someone who wants to make me an offer for them:

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Finally, there was this house, which looked very interesting:

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I really need to get more 1/72 scale buildings like this.



Then yesterday, I went with my friend Harmon to Brookhurst Hobbies for their Black Friday sale. I managed to pick these two models up...

1/72 scale Revell of Germany TPz Fuchs, something I haven't built yet:

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And this one, despite all the insistent statements about how inaccurately shaped and imaginary this tank is:

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That's all I got for now. I'm not sure I'll be getting much else; at least until some Christmas money comes in. Enjoy! I'm going to go clear my bench of some projects so I can start a few of these now. Feel free to check out my WIPs in the Workbench Thread to see what I worked on in my efforts to clear the bench for these.

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Recently I bought the 1/24th scale Pit Wall decals for the #49 Oak Racing Pescarolo LMP2 car at 2011 Le Mans. It's black and pink, but very cool looking. The decals are going on now and fit/form very well, they should as they are printed by Cartograf. The decals are going on the SimilR kit of the Pesca.

 

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Also, the 1/24th Fujimi McLaren MP4-12C GT3 car arrived with Studio 27 decals for the K-Pax racing cars at Long Beach in 2014 recently.

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I've seen some comments about how imaginary the M103 tank is. I don't understand them; the tank did exist and was used for some time before the light, medium, heavy tank concept was discontinued.

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I've seen some comments about how imaginary the M103 tank is. I don't understand them; the tank did exist and was used for some time before the light, medium, heavy tank concept was discontinued.

 

I have seen the same comments as well and I also don't understand them. They all say the dimensions and shape of things aren't accurate for this tank. Funny, when I compare pics of this tank with actual photos; it sure looks like an M-103 to me! I'm going to build it Out of the Box, paint it and weather it some. And then I'm going to set it on my completed shelf and if it looks like a Duck and quacks like a Duck, it's a DUCK!! :drillsergeant: :D :D :smiley20:

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Jim and Kevin, excellent scores! Those are going to look great when done.

 

I actually finally have something to post here. I got these raffle prizes from the Pasadena Valleycon model contest. I also won two other prizes but gave them away to a couple other guys:

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The Spitfire has since been given to a friend who needed it. The Tamiya SAS Jeep model is up for sale since it is not my chosen scale. The white thing at the bottom is a set of 1/72 scale resin bases from Monroe Perdu. I'm going to be painting them up and using them as photo bases for some of my finished 1/72 scale armor models in the future.

Some weeks before that, I received this gift from a friend of mine:

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I'll be building that for a Twin Props Group Build on another Forums.

That's all I got until my Hobbylink Japan order comes in. I have three birthday presents on the way from them too.

Stay tuned for more....

 

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I agree Jim, it does look most interesting.

 

Hey Ed, remember when that C-54 jumped out at you in the hobby shop? Well, on Friday at Hobby Day my friend Tony drove me down to our local Hobby Shop and he got me this model for my birthday:

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While we were there, I had a little extra birthday money so I picked up these two IBG kits of two different versions of the Hungarian Toldi tank:

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I am stunned at the interior detail of the C-54! That one will wait a bit until I finish a few more models so I can focus more intently on it. However, I can't wait to start digging into those two Toldis.

Stay tuned, more to come at Maddog Manufacturing....

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Hi, Mark,

 

Yes, after sneaking into the house so my wife would not see the C-54 kit in my work area, it went into hiding. I have yet to find it behind all the other kits I have started and that remain unfinished. Many of those will have to come first before it sees daylight.

 

Happy birthday (belated). Your gift was indeed appropriate for you.

 

Ed

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LOL Ed! I just left my C54 out where my wife couldn't help but see it.She never said a word....

 

Mine will take awhile to see the light of day too; I just need to finish up several other large aircraft before I can start this one.

 

Okay, here's my latest and final birthday purchase finally arrived from Hobbylink Japan:

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I got two of the Heller kits so I could make one tank French and the other either Egyptian or Israeli. I might even use the turret from the one kit and add it to a Sherman hull to make the Egyptian hybrid. I don't know yet. I do know I need to source some new tracks though; this one has the typical Heller craptastic tracks.

The other two Modelcollects just might be started fairly soon when I complete some more armor kits.

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Man.............you guys with all this 1/72nd scale stuff!!! There aint no way.....no way.......... I could do any of that. I'd have headaches for days trying to strain to see it to work with it. LOL.

 

Nice hauls fellas! :smiley16:

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.All this stuff will be showing up in my '54 Chevy Panel Wagon thread. I was up in San Antonio a couple of weekends ago and of course I ended up in a Hobby Shop and I couldn't resist getting some goodies for my current build.

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Can't do without a dash tachometer for it...

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a few goodies for the engine detail...

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I could have bought some of this from a fabric store but what tha hell? Some seat belt fabric..

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and while we're at it, some seat belt buckles....

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a little braided fuel line to go with the dual quads.......

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and this by far is my favorite. A set of Tasmanian Devil Floor Mats . I just couldn't help myself..sorry%20bout%20dat_zps1nny96hw.gifI just had to get these!

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and I just couldn't resist this either......Anodized fittings for the carburetor fuel feed lines that I ordered from RB Motion:

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