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Title: New Acquisitions
Post by: fumblethumbs on October 06, 2012, 09:06:59 pm
Hi Guys and Girls!  It's always fun to see other peoples, and show your own new acquisitions to the stash!!  Here are some fairly recent additions to my collection.  The purchase of a couple of these was inspired by SFMA members!!

(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x458/fumblethumbs/DSC03037.jpg)(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x458/fumblethumbs/Star%20Trek/DSC03036.jpg)(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x458/fumblethumbs/Star%20Trek/DSC03170.jpg)

Let's see what you folks are buyin'!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on October 07, 2012, 02:23:02 am
Well I've only got one since I posted my "stash".
The captured alien attacker by Lindberg. Looks like it might be fun to build with lights...if there's room inside.

Has anyone here built this one and if so, got any pointers?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: br0t on October 07, 2012, 08:59:22 am
Nice grabs fumblethumbs.  I've been pondering treading into the automobile side of modeling, so I'd be very interested if you were to do a WIP on that :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: fumblethumbs on October 07, 2012, 09:08:13 am
Nice grabs fumblethumbs.  I've been pondering treading into the automobile side of modeling, so I'd be very interested if you were to do a WIP on that :)

You got it br0t!  Can't promise when but it will be here!

Trekworks just posted a great video review of a flasher board by Tenacontrols over in "kit and product reviews".  It would be absolutely perfect to bring the Ecto to life!!

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Jmar on October 10, 2012, 05:26:08 pm
I've got an Ecto waiting in the wings.

Would anyone be interested to co-building in the future?

JMar
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on October 13, 2012, 09:23:05 pm
Here's the next kit I've added to my stash. It's a Borg Cube (resin) model. Not much to "build" since it's just the 6 sides, but I haven't seen these before so I fugured, what the heck.
The guy I bought it from (on ebay) says it's a garage kit from the '80s.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TrekkieJamie on October 14, 2012, 02:47:10 pm
That cube looks awesome good find Big Rob, I bet you could get all sorts of green illumination and glow coming through sections using the old "rathion" lighting method?!?!?!?!?
;-)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on October 14, 2012, 05:19:13 pm
That cube looks awesome good find Big Rob, I bet you could get all sorts of green illumination and glow coming through sections using the old "rathion" lighting method?!?!?!?!?
;-)

That's exactly what I was planning! And a few different metal shades, along with maybe some weathering to give it a kinda grimey look. There's some potential for it, that's for sure!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Schweinhund on October 17, 2012, 10:01:05 pm
Might as well mention it here,   My first model purchase in months!     I had fallen off the Purchase Band Wagon....   Since nothing was striking my fancy!

I just ordered the PL. "old issue" D7.  For the upcoming GB!   I might take a the opportunity to make a YT In Box Review for the old kit.....   Since i have limited Sci Fi models reviews on my channel!

and do some Forum publicity by the same Token, just to help promote this Place...

If you guys know of Serious fit issues with this old gal?  Let me know, so that I can include it in the review....

Thanks!

Norm.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Jaki on October 22, 2012, 10:55:50 am
Got it this morning in mail, 70$ (price+postage).

Also put preorder on Round2 DS9 on CultTVman for 60$ (price+postage).

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Schweinhund on October 23, 2012, 02:07:06 pm
Might as well mention it here,   My first model purchase in months!     I had fallen off the Purchase Band Wagon....   Since nothing was striking my fancy!

I just ordered the PL. "old issue" D7.  For the upcoming GB!   I might take a the opportunity to make a YT In Box Review for the old kit.....   Since i have limited Sci Fi models reviews on my channel!

and do some Forum publicity by the same Token, just to help promote this Place...

If you guys know of Serious fit issues with this old gal?  Let me know, so that I can include it in the review....

Thanks!

Norm.

Norm,
I believe on the original issue of the 1/1000 scale Polar Lights Klingon D-7, there was a problem with a slight deformity on the neck assembly.  It was right where it attaches to the main hull.  I know my original kit has that issue and a replacement after-market "boom" was offered for a period of time.  I am not sure if the reissued kits had this problem or not.

I don't want to stretch the conversation too much about that... but..  WOW !   Thanks for the Info !   I hope its nothing a little Putty can't fix ???   LOL !   

and yes !  I remember the Boom from SSM....   it was pretty Slick looking with all the extra gribbies added to the skin !  It looked awesome !
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: MattA on October 23, 2012, 10:01:31 pm
I recently aquired the 1/1400 Enterprise D in clear via a $50 gift card for my birthday back in August.  I also found the Polar Lights Klingon D7 1/1000 for $10 in a closeout at Michaels (hence the reason I voted for it for the group build ;) ).

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Schweinhund on October 24, 2012, 12:00:51 pm
10$  for the D7    Lucky You !

Title: A couple new kits for the winter building season
Post by: TrekWorks on October 28, 2012, 12:09:59 am
Some more goodies in the pile for this winters building season.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: fumblethumbs on October 28, 2012, 01:19:53 pm
Nice additions Trek!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: fumblethumbs on October 28, 2012, 01:46:11 pm
Hi Guys!

It was my fortune yesterday, to attend the annual Ajax model show.  Ajax is about an hour east of Toronto.  There were a ton of really nice builds on display in the contest portion of the show.  The real fun however, was at the vendors tables. Here's a look at what I picked up boys!  If any of you have some insight or info on any of these, I'd be much obliged!!

1991 issue. $8.00  (Canadian money)
(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x458/fumblethumbs/Star%20Trek/DSC03173.jpg)


1995 issue. $8.00
(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x458/fumblethumbs/Star%20Trek/DSC03175.jpg)


1995 issue.  $15.00
(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x458/fumblethumbs/Star%20Trek/DSC03174.jpg)


1994 issue  $20.00
(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x458/fumblethumbs/Star%20Trek/DSC03177.jpg)


To my delight,  when I got home and opened the Dr. McCoy...I found the cut out box cover and complete Mr. Spock figure kit as well!!   
(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x458/fumblethumbs/Star%20Trek/DSC03178.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: fumblethumbs on October 28, 2012, 01:54:28 pm
The cherry for me, 1975 issue.  $20.00  (Not sure if this was the first release??)
(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x458/fumblethumbs/Star%20Trek/DSC03181.jpg)


Lastly, a fairly recent Moebius issue.  $15.00
(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x458/fumblethumbs/Star%20Trek/DSC03180.jpg)

Decent booty for $86.00.


  As much as I enjoyed the shopping, the true highlight of the show for me was getting to meet Norm (aka Schweinhund) in person!!  Norm and I have been "internet pals" for about a year now, but up until yeaterday had never met "for real".  It was a great pleasure to meet, chat and tour the show with Norm!!  He is a class act!!  He was packing some very nice phtography gear and took a whole bunch of pictures.  I'm sure once he has them sorted and loaded, he will share them with all here.

Thanks for looking Guys!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TrekWorks on October 28, 2012, 02:17:25 pm
Arrgh a fine haul of booty matey! Should all be fun to build. There are some nice backlighting panels for that bridge kit out there.
Outerspace Outfitters is the company doing these.

http://www.culttvmanshop.com/Bridge-Lighting-Panels-from-Outer-Space-Outfitters_p_664.html

I built that Invisible Man kit awhile back and put a lot of details into it. I think it turned out pretty good.

Here is a pic of it.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Schweinhund on October 28, 2012, 02:31:05 pm
Arrgh a fine haul of booty matey! Should all be fun to build. There are some nice backlighting panels for that bridge kit out there.
Outerspace Outfitters is the company doing these.

http://www.culttvmanshop.com/Bridge-Lighting-Panels-from-Outer-Space-Outfitters_p_664.html

I built that Invisible Man kit awhile back and put a lot of details into it. I think it turned out pretty good.

Here is a pic of it.



now !  THAT'S funny !!!     lol
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: fumblethumbs on October 28, 2012, 06:09:33 pm
HAHAHAHA!!  Very good Boyd, Very good!!

I have watched your videos of the lit bridge build...Very impressive results!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Jmar on October 28, 2012, 06:21:14 pm
Well played, Boyd ;o)

Fumblethumbs, I wish I'd known about that. Ajax is only 3 hours from here.

Well, there's always next year.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: fumblethumbs on October 28, 2012, 06:25:44 pm
Awe bummer Jmar!  Had no idea you were around the area.  Are you east or west of T.O??  Next year for sure bud!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Jmar on October 28, 2012, 06:43:34 pm
East,

Smack dab between Kingston and Ottawa
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: wolf 359 on October 28, 2012, 08:15:55 pm
Arrgh a fine haul of booty matey! Should all be fun to build. There are some nice backlighting panels for that bridge kit out there.
Outerspace Outfitters is the company doing these.

http://www.culttvmanshop.com/Bridge-Lighting-Panels-from-Outer-Space-Outfitters_p_664.html

I built that Invisible Man kit awhile back and put a lot of details into it. I think it turned out pretty good.

Here is a pic of it.




Lol!  That was good.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: wolf 359 on October 28, 2012, 08:18:18 pm
Fumblethumbs that looks like a fine haul you got there. I would like to build the bridge.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Schweinhund on October 28, 2012, 08:57:52 pm
By the way Jeff,   Nice round up!     Some pretty cool Kits you've got yourself!

Glad to have met you in the flesh!

Next year, we will be 3 ?  By the sound of it!   Even better!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: fumblethumbs on October 28, 2012, 09:27:08 pm
By the way Jeff,   Nice round up!     Some pretty cool Kits you've got yourself!

Glad to have met you in the flesh!

Next year, we will be 3 ?  By the sound of it!   Even better!

Yeah Norm.  Sounds like you and Jmar could carpool and split the gas!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: wolf 359 on October 29, 2012, 09:59:02 am
I just got this the other day.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TrekkieJamie on November 13, 2012, 06:03:52 pm
I built that Invisible Man kit awhile back and put a lot of details into it. I think it turned out pretty good.

Here is a pic of it.
Quality funny lolololololol
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Schweinhund on November 22, 2012, 09:31:04 am
I am sure many of you have purchased stuff !!!

Well I broke the bank and decided to take the plunge !

(http://www2.hi-nobori.net/fireorange/contents/event/images/2003winter/Image5.jpg)
Pic above is from the rare, expensive ""Fire Orange resin kit"".

I've pre-ordered from HLJ.com  a Hasegawa  1/20  Ma.K  (CAMEL)    what a strange and beautiful Thing !!!   

How many of you Sci Fi fans here are Ma.k friendly ??? 
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TrekWorks on November 25, 2012, 12:54:18 pm
I found the new Deep Space Nine clear kit and this neat pre built Space Pod from Lost In Space by Moebius Models at the hobby store the other day. Had to have em :)

I have a short out of box video review on the space pod on the SFMA YT channel

Here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJU4iZR4k84

I should have a kit review of the new  Deep Space Nine  kit up on the TrekWorks channel pretty soon.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Jaki on November 25, 2012, 01:41:48 pm
I should have a kit review of the new  Deep Space Nine  kit up on the TrekWorks channel pretty soon.

And i was just about to post a request for DS9 review if someone has it :D 
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TrekWorks on November 25, 2012, 04:00:15 pm
Video review of the Deep Space 9 Clear Kit is up now

See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOShvSnL1dM

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Schweinhund on November 25, 2012, 04:49:32 pm
You are a YT movie Machine!!      Great job!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Jmar on November 25, 2012, 08:12:08 pm
I JUST bought that 2 days ago.

The little Defiant is a nice addition.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: wolf 359 on November 26, 2012, 12:02:38 pm
Thanks for the DS9 review. I was thinking about getting this one.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Frolls on November 30, 2012, 08:15:14 pm
Yay, this Aussie just received his standard edition tos enterprise. Already received last week the decals, supplemental parts and etch set- now just waiting on accessories set from cult and I will be on my way. I was one of the few that passed in a premium kit- apart from the hassle of having to use a parcel forwarder service ( my us address was a big warehouse in Utah somewhere I think) the cost of postage was the deciding factor. Very happy with kit. Wife rolled her eyes, which is a pretty positive response actually :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on December 01, 2012, 12:37:49 am
My latest additions...

Premiere kit arrived this afternoon, I got the standard kit last Saturday.

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TrekWorks on December 01, 2012, 02:08:00 pm
Cool Big Rob, looks like you'll be a busy guy. Have fun building the kits and looking forward to seeing the work.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on December 16, 2012, 06:26:00 pm
Grabbed a couple more kits recently...

Got the DS9 Runabout, and also the lighting parts from DLM. I also found a resin kit of the "bridge", and it came with 4 crewmen. Cool stuff!

Figured I needed another DS9 kit, so I found a Defiant. Got the DLM parts for it too!

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on December 16, 2012, 10:56:16 pm
Nice score Big Rob!  I have those kits, but was not aware anyone made an interior for the Runabout!  I look forward to watching these builds!

I found the interior kit on ebay. The cost was only $14.00 including shipping from Canada to USA so I figured, what the heck.

Here's a couple more pics, should be a little easier to see the detail. I think I might need to sand down the base of the chairs on the 4 crewmen. They seem to sit too high in comparrison to the control panels. But otherwise everything looks good.

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TrekWorks on December 16, 2012, 11:52:51 pm
Nice pick ups Big Rob. I had seen the resin cockpit on ebay and the cockpit I used on my Cylon Raider was from the same guy.
Nice to see more of the details of it. I have the Runabout kit and I think I'll grab one of these too. :)

Thanks for posting. :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: wolf 359 on December 17, 2012, 11:32:11 am
Nice Big Rob. I did not know they made the kit. Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on December 17, 2012, 07:40:38 pm
Could you provide a link, please?

Here's the guy I got it from, although it doesn't look like he has any more for sale right now.

http://myworld.ebay.com/thetoyshack?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Schweinhund on December 21, 2012, 10:55:29 pm
Funny "the guy" used parts from the AMT "Cut away" Millenium Facon interior to make this Star trek cockpit!    Now the blending of the Two universe is complete!  LOL

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Quarky on December 23, 2012, 11:34:50 am
Here's the next kit I've added to my stash. It's a Borg Cube (resin) model. Not much to "build" since it's just the 6 sides, but I haven't seen these before so I fugured, what the heck.
The guy I bought it from (on ebay) says it's a garage kit from the '80s.

ooh that would look great all lit up :)

In fact, one day, I'm determined to try and scratch build one...it's just a cube right?!?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on December 23, 2012, 12:12:54 pm

ooh that would look great all lit up :)

In fact, one day, I'm determined to try and scratch build one...it's just a cube right?!?

Yeah, just the six sides to make a cube. When I do build it, I'm going to light it for sure!

If you scratch build one, I hope you post the process here, I'd be interested in seeing how you do that.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on December 24, 2012, 01:37:11 pm
This isn't such a new acquisition, I've had this in the closet for a couple of years now....   but it is somewhat unique. I've always been a Leif Ericson fan, and during the dark ages (before the re-issue of Leif kits) I would scour the internet to find a kit....   but even then, you would need to take a 2nd mortgage out to buy it if you could find one.

Along the way though I picked this thing up....  it's a resin kit. I've never worked with resin models so that's one thing slowing me down on doing anything with it. Also, I keep looking at how a body would be able to light this baby up, and no matter how I look at it, this would entail a lot of work! (the main hull piece is a solid chuck of resin with the only cavity being the hanger deck).

I've imagined either milling out a couple of keyways along the bottom to house wiring, etc., or possibly just making small grooves along the exterior to hide optic fibre and then putty over. Either way, quite a task. And that doesn't even include bridge or engine lighting, or marker lights.....  maybe I need to saw this thing in half... or perhaps this unit was just meant to be glued together and painted?

If you guys have any idea's I'd love to hear them....
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on December 25, 2012, 07:16:51 pm
Keeping an eye open for that Runabout interior! Thanks for the heads up.

Over the last week I have picked up a Round 2 Vulcan Shuttle, a clear DS9 Station and tonight I bought a K-7 from ebay.

My stash is like the Andromeda Strain, keeps growing on a daily basis!! ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: wolf 359 on January 13, 2013, 07:51:35 pm
I got this Friday.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: MattA on January 13, 2013, 09:23:07 pm
That's awesome, wolf!  I'm looking forward to seeing build #2 of it. 

Did you find it for a decent price?  It seems that the refit got sortof expensive after Christmas.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Mr. Spock on January 13, 2013, 09:31:03 pm
NOT another Refit.....  :P Here's my official response, courtesy of the DS9 episode, "Trials and Tribble-Actions"


Worf: What is that thing?

Constable: Why it's a...

Worf: Refit.....

Constable: Yes, isn't it the best model you have ever seen?

Worf: All they do is consume time and multiply. Soon you will have 10 Refits, then 100 then a thousand. They were a pest to be wiped out.

Constable: Wiped out?!

Worf: Thousands of ways were sent to destroy the Refit Manufacturing Plant, none of them worked.

Constable: So tell me, do they still sing songs of the Great Refit Hunt? Hmmm...




Anywho, I look forward to another refit. You will do great on it.
 ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: wolf 359 on January 14, 2013, 08:20:15 am
That's awesome, wolf!  I'm looking forward to seeing build #2 of it. 

Did you find it for a decent price?  It seems that the refit got sortof expensive after Christmas.

Not to bad I got for $79.99, about what I paid for teh first one.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: wolf 359 on January 14, 2013, 08:21:46 am
NOT another Refit.....  :P Here's my official response, courtesy of the DS9 episode, "Trials and Tribble-Actions"


Worf: What is that thing?

Constable: Why it's a...

Worf: Refit.....

Constable: Yes, isn't it the best model you have ever seen?

Worf: All they do is consume time and multiply. Soon you will have 10 Refits, then 100 then a thousand. They were a pest to be wiped out.

Constable: Wiped out?!

Worf: Thousands of ways were sent to destroy the Refit Manufacturing Plant, none of them worked.

Constable: So tell me, do they still sing songs of the Great Refit Hunt? Hmmm...




Anywho, I look forward to another refit. You will do great on it.
 ;D


LOL Thanks Brandon.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: fumblethumbs on January 26, 2013, 06:55:26 pm
Hey Guys!

I've been wanting this one ever since it became available.

(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x458/fumblethumbs/537%20refit/DSC03393.jpg)

I happened to see this poster while the wife had me in the mall ( ::)) today.  Immediately grabbed it up  8)

(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x458/fumblethumbs/537%20refit/DSC03395.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Mr. Spock on January 26, 2013, 09:41:04 pm
I like that poster!!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: xray on January 26, 2013, 11:00:57 pm
 ;) Nice
Scott
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: wolf 359 on January 27, 2013, 01:03:22 pm
cool poster
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: wolf 359 on January 27, 2013, 05:41:25 pm
I got a new poster too!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: fumblethumbs on January 27, 2013, 06:53:59 pm
Very cool wolf!  Did the frame come with, or did you pick it up somewhere?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: wolf 359 on January 28, 2013, 09:44:08 am
I got the frame at Walmart.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: wolf 359 on January 30, 2013, 07:35:04 pm
I got a couple more in today to add to my stash. Keeps growing all the time.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TrekWorks on January 30, 2013, 11:46:19 pm
Ditto, looking forward to seeing your projects take shape. :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on January 31, 2013, 06:02:28 am
Nice additions Wolf....  you can never have too many Klingon ships.....
What's the scale on that Ktinga?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Julien on January 31, 2013, 11:55:34 am
Here are two model kits that I received today.

The 1/1000 TOS Enterprise from Polarlight, and the "Surak" shuttle.

(http://www.onlyforus.org/images/tosple/tos1.JPG)

I'll probably start the Enterprise this week-end. I'm thinking of doing the 1st pilot version.

For the Enterprise, I've posted pics of what is inside the box on my website : http://www.onlyforus.org/piwigo/index.php?/category/5
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: MattA on January 31, 2013, 12:23:39 pm
I have to say, I built one of those 1:1000 ships, and they go together really nicely!  I think that kit is one of the great ones. 

I also have the Surak sitting in the wings.  I'd like to do a lighting job like Trekworks did.  I'll follow his videos when I do mine.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Julien on February 01, 2013, 07:38:19 am
Yeah, I've seen the videos from Trekworks too... Pretty neat trick to get both parts illuminated and yet separable...

But I probably won't light mine...

I look over the parts and the instructions for the TOS Enterprise, and I wasn't really inspired... So, I might start with the Vulcan shuttle...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: wolf 359 on February 01, 2013, 11:04:02 am
Nice additions Wolf....  you can never have too many Klingon ships.....
What's the scale on that Ktinga?


It says 1/537
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on February 16, 2013, 12:23:43 am
Found a few deals out there recently.....    besides, I just took the 1/1000 D7 out of the closet, so naturally I need to put 3 back in?

 8)

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Julien on February 16, 2013, 04:58:15 am
Very nice, lmWolf. I think "1 out, 3 in" is a good ratio...  ;D

Speaking of, received this one today, The Enterprise Refit 1/537.

(http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=232.0;attach=5847;image)

The shipping charges cost me twice as much as the kit itself, but definitely worth it !

The biggest kit I've got so far... I know I won't be building it soon, but I keep looking at it, it looks like so much fun to build !



Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on February 16, 2013, 01:30:39 pm
That's a nice addition to any stash Pennes.....   I have the PL 1/350 and the AMT "TMP" kits....  I'm assuming the later is also 1/537? (the box says "over 22" long"). Many Trek modeling fans will call this ship the nicest star ship of the lot.

Does anyone know how many different scales this ship was produced in by different companies?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Julien on February 16, 2013, 01:48:19 pm
Yep, the TMP kit is also 1/537, the only difference is that the TMP is smooth while my version as an aztec pattern build in the plastic... Otherwise, same kit.

If you would like to count, here's a good link to see (almost) every Star Trek kits ever produced : http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Star_Trek_model_kits
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on February 16, 2013, 02:44:31 pm
Thanx for the link Pennes.....  I only see the 4 scales of ships I was previously aware of by AMT, Bandai, and PL.

I noticed also right away that the listing is flawed....  they got the box art pic's of the early Klingon ships backwards.... (the box featuring the ringed planet was the first and only lighted version, I have 2 of them).

Makes me wonder how accurate the rest of the info here is....
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on February 24, 2013, 08:59:48 pm
I got a few new kits recently.  ;D

Added to the stash for now...

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on February 24, 2013, 09:13:15 pm
All good stuff to have stashed there Rob.....   that D7 box looks great considering how old it is!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: xray on February 25, 2013, 09:27:06 am
Very nice.
Scott
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: wolf 359 on February 25, 2013, 11:48:55 am
Very nice! Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on March 17, 2013, 12:51:39 am
Well...got a couple more recently. Just couldn't help myself.  ;D

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: subgenius13 on March 17, 2013, 08:56:42 am
It is a sickness really... I've bee rotating some stuff out on Ebay, but replacing at a 2:1 rate. It may be time to re-arrange my shelf.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: wolf 359 on March 18, 2013, 11:24:20 am
Nice Big Rob.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: subgenius13 on March 20, 2013, 09:20:27 pm
I think there is something wrong with me..  Took one of my kids to Michaels to get some supplies for a school project. All the things we bought were on sale, so I used the 40% off coupon to buy this:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img849/5038/img0437rz.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/849/img0437rz.jpg/)
It will go with my other 1/2500 scale enterprises from the flight display. Oh man, now I'll need the E and the B!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Xealoth on March 20, 2013, 09:24:02 pm
Man you're lucky! My michaels has absolutely nothing for sci fi models! It's so bad, my friend have nicknamed it Let-Down-Michaels. But hey, you've scored yourself a nice haul there!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on March 20, 2013, 09:35:36 pm
Nice grab there, subgenius!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: subgenius13 on March 20, 2013, 10:41:20 pm
Thanks guys. THe Michaels down the road usually has a couple things. I left the 1/1000 TOS there for next time. We also have a Hobby Lobby around the corner, but I can never seem to make it there. They close at 8:00 every night and are closed on Sundays. That shortens the window a bit. I also have a Hobby Town 20 mins away which is where I get my styrene and paints. Pretty lucky to have so many local sources.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Schweinhund on March 28, 2013, 08:12:18 am
Man you're lucky! My Michaels has absolutely nothing for sci fi models! It's so bad, my friend have nicknamed it Let-Down-Michaels. But hey, you've scored yourself a nice haul there!

buying models at Michaels ?   You must "feel" pretty rich ?    they are so over priced in ours...   they deserves to be left there...   in my town that is !   

All they have here is  REVELL   that's it  and some AMT Cars 

I hope yours has more selections !!!

take care buddy!

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: InsaneFinn on April 04, 2013, 10:42:04 am
Here's something I picked up today from customs 8)

In case someone doesn't know, the refit is the second one which I'm going to build, though this time (hopefully) a lot better :D
(http://dl.dropbox.com/s/ilw4nbgjnceod0g/Couple%20of%20Enterprises.png)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Julien on April 04, 2013, 11:54:53 am
Waw, that's a package everybody would be happy to receive ! I hope the import taxes in Finland are lower than in Belgium !

Have fun with them. Which one will be first on the workbench?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: InsaneFinn on April 04, 2013, 12:31:40 pm
Import taxes are 24% from products and shipping price. Guy at the next counter got lucky, as the customs office was close to getting closed the computers there started to acting up. So on that counter the problems was so bad, that guy at the next counter didn't have to pay the taxes. If only i would have arrived just a little later, i would have been on that counter as he was next to me :D

Anyway i'll probably start with the smallest one and then work up to B and C to hone my skill before i get to main event. Though i might even do them in turns depending on what i want to do. I do know that especially gap filling, sanding and painting skills need a lot of improvement. Also i do lack of proper work place, which limits lot of paintwork that i can do and that leads to lack of patience, which is why i tend to rush on painting and it shows on my previous refit. Currently i have D on painting stage and it has currently black light blocking paint layer on it and needs some more, since there's still light leaks all over it.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on April 05, 2013, 07:06:53 am
Very nice pile of plastic there....  you Insane Finn you......    I bet you are feeling crazy too now?  LOL

And now, I shall finally post a photo that's a loooooooooooooooooooooooooong time coming!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on April 05, 2013, 07:11:58 am
                              WOLF IS STOKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!      :b

This kit has been on my wish list for over 5 years.....    but I would never pay those insane prices others have stooped to.....    and then it happened, an eBay alert.....   lights flashing, bells ringing....    I dashed to the web site and there she sat, MISB...   "buy it now"....   $64.00....    free shipping!!!!!

Don't you just hate me?    :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on April 05, 2013, 07:12:54 am
Now you tell me......    is this a happy family or what?      :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on April 05, 2013, 07:18:59 am
Now all I need do is get a few more mistakes in that aft sensor, and I'll be able to crack one of these kits open!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: subgenius13 on April 05, 2013, 07:57:26 am
Man that is a super find. That's the same way I found my PL refit. 65.00 Buy it now. I can't stress the importance of using Ebay alerts to get stuff you want for a good price. I just picked up some stuff for really cheap on Easter Sunday since most people were at church.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Jimmypop57 on April 05, 2013, 12:27:31 pm
Just got my hands on a piece of nostalgia. All should be in the mail shortly, no idea when I'll get around to it tho.

(http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q565/Jimmypop57/Future%20Project%20-%20KITT/Knight_Rider_S3.png)
(http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q565/Jimmypop57/Future%20Project%20-%20KITT/Knight_Rider_S3_Scanner.png)
(http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q565/Jimmypop57/Future%20Project%20-%20KITT/Sound_Recorder.png)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dlots1701a on April 05, 2013, 05:20:30 pm
have fun on the knight rider kit but be careful with the head light units very finicky
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Julien on April 06, 2013, 02:28:49 am
Import taxes are 24% from products and shipping price. Guy at the next counter got lucky, as the customs office was close to getting closed the computers there started to acting up. So on that counter the problems was so bad, that guy at the next counter didn't have to pay the taxes. If only i would have arrived just a little later, i would have been on that counter as he was next to me :D

It's more or less the same in Belgium (3% of import duties + 21% of "TVA"). But it's great that you can go directly to customs to collect it. In Belgium, it goes directly to the assign transporter, who of course take a fee for having done so... (between 12 to 25 euros !)

Anyway, have fun building them ! (And remember to go 5 minutes later next time ! ;) )

Now you tell me......    is this a happy family or what?      :b

Not as happy as you I bet ! It's the holy trinity for sci-fi modeler! I'm missing just one (the NX too) to complete my stash. And at 64$, it's a good deal ! I was betting on one last week-end (the kit was in Germany), it went for 85 euros, around 110$ !

Have fun building it  !
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on April 06, 2013, 10:01:08 am
I do know how expensive these kits can get Julien, having watched many auctions go by. If I hadn't stumbled upon this buy, I probably would have bought the re-issue which is due out in a few more months. As I recall the price will be around $80. I think you can already pre-order it at CultTVman.

Personally, I'm gonna wait till I have more experience under my belt b4 I start work on a large kit like this.

Good luck finding your missing link....   :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: fumblethumbs on April 07, 2013, 06:32:58 pm
Now you tell me......    is this a happy family or what?      :b

That is a sight to behold!!!  8)
Nice wolf!!  :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Mr. Spock on April 09, 2013, 04:11:17 pm
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

It feels good to finally be part of the family!

(http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae209/revell8/117_0342_zpscf61258b.jpg)

(http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae209/revell8/117_0344_zps3fb911be.jpg)


 8)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Les on April 09, 2013, 04:50:51 pm
Congratulations Mr. Spock!   :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Stargazer19552010 on April 09, 2013, 06:12:51 pm
No pictures yet but on pre-order ......  the new full circle bridge, the new TOS Battlestar Galactica and the new 1/72 Apollo 11 Saturn V from Dragon, (this one is a monster). In order of importance .......
Bridge - wife was okay with the price
Galactica - BBBBBRRRRRRR  ....   whew it's cold in here.
Saturn V - move over dog, daddy is here for awhile.

"Life Is Good"   ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: InsaneFinn on April 09, 2013, 10:54:26 pm
Nice Mr. Spock.

I wonder if there's anyone in SFMA who hasn't or doesn't build 1/350 Refit Enterprise at some point. :D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on April 10, 2013, 05:17:11 am
@Spock....    Nice score budly....  time to get your pointed ears out soon?

@Stargazer....   Please post some pics when the loot shows up!   :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Caladonis on April 10, 2013, 07:33:39 am
                              WOLF IS STOKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!      :b

This kit has been on my wish list for over 5 years.....    but I would never pay those insane prices others have stooped to.....    and then it happened, an eBay alert.....   lights flashing, bells ringing....    I dashed to the web site and there she sat, MISB...   "buy it now"....   $64.00....    free shipping!!!!!

Don't you just hate me?    :b

Great deal and a great looking model. Congratz on your find!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Caladonis on April 10, 2013, 07:39:16 am
Nice Mr. Spock.

I wonder if there's anyone in SFMA who hasn't or doesn't build 1/350 Refit Enterprise at some point. :D

I have it but have been scared of it. Seeing the builds here is helping to ease my fear so maybe it will hit the workbench in the next few months - lol
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: InsaneFinn on April 10, 2013, 09:42:29 am
I have built one and will build again soon. After seeing how awesome peoples builds are makes me scared to build another one, but also excited as i really want to get mine done as good as theirs. I have to count the first build as a practice run, though bit expensive one :D

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: wolf 359 on April 10, 2013, 12:21:48 pm
Nice to see you got your kit Brandon.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dlots1701a on April 13, 2013, 08:08:25 pm
hey guys her is the latest to model collection

(http://i400.photobucket.com/albums/pp83/dlots1701a/0413132104_zpsb32d4855.jpg) (http://s400.photobucket.com/user/dlots1701a/media/0413132104_zpsb32d4855.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Xealoth on April 13, 2013, 10:34:30 pm
Holy crap Dlots! Those look awesome!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: krieg.17 on April 14, 2013, 11:38:46 am
I have another version of that Predator kit I have been trying to sell or trade.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dlots1701a on April 14, 2013, 07:30:51 pm
ahh that's not a predator it's an ALIEN and a TERMINATOR
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on April 15, 2013, 12:49:41 am
(http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q565/Jimmypop57/Future%20Project%20-%20KITT/Sound_Recorder.png)

Hey Jimmy, I would be interested in knowing where I could pick up one of these. I looked around eBay and amazon, but no dice.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Jimmypop57 on April 15, 2013, 12:06:08 pm
@ Big Rob: Go on ebay and look for this user: electronics123_com. They sell a bunch of similar products, that one is currently on back order until end of April however, but I wasn't in a hurry.

(search is for: voice recording module, or something similar and should populate your search results.)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on April 15, 2013, 08:38:00 pm
@ Big Rob: Go on ebay and look for this user: electronics123_com. They sell a bunch of similar products, that one is currently on back order until end of April however, but I wasn't in a hurry.

(search is for: voice recording module, or something similar and should populate your search results.)

Thanks for the info, Jimmy!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Grumpy Popeye on April 15, 2013, 09:59:34 pm
(http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q565/Jimmypop57/Future%20Project%20-%20KITT/Sound_Recorder.png)

Hey Jimmy, I would be interested in knowing where I could pick up one of these. I looked around eBay and amazon, but no dice.

Everything you need to know is here:
http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=1044.0
 :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: br0t on April 18, 2013, 04:50:34 pm
Well now, look what the mailman dropped off today..

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on April 19, 2013, 01:04:56 am
Everything you need to know is here:
http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=1044.0
 :)

Thank you my friend  ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Grumpy Popeye on April 21, 2013, 09:48:27 am
Thank you my friend  ;D

My pleasure Big Rob! My sailing schedule for the rest of this year is effectively dropping my build output to zero, but at least I can contribute in other ways! ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Stargazer19552010 on May 02, 2013, 08:43:17 pm
@Spock....    Nice score budly....  time to get your pointed ears out soon?

@Stargazer....   Please post some pics when the loot shows up!   :b


Just found out that my Dragon 1/72 Saturn V will be shipped next week from CultTvman. Almost 5 feet of excitement on it's way soon.  :-)  :-)  :-)  :-)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Stargazer19552010 on May 08, 2013, 04:18:37 pm
@Spock....    Nice score budly....  time to get your pointed ears out soon?

@Stargazer....   Please post some pics when the loot shows up!   :b


Just found out that my Dragon 1/72 Saturn V will be shipped next week from CultTvman. Almost 5 feet of excitement on it's way soon.  :-)  :-)  :-)  :-)

Arrived today !!!   Over 250 parts and 5'3" tall.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on May 09, 2013, 12:15:22 am
Arrived today !!!   Over 250 parts and 5'3" tall.

5' 3" tall?!?! Dude, that thing is taller than my wife!  :o
LOL
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: wolf 359 on May 10, 2013, 09:30:17 am
Man I want one of these.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Stargazer19552010 on May 12, 2013, 07:02:31 am
CultTVman has more in stock and the price isn't bad for that size kit. Mine was $124.95 plus $22.51 for shipping. I read somewhere that Dragon used to charge $300.00 for this kit. Glad they came to their senses.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: spacepirate197x on May 13, 2013, 11:22:21 am
Here's a couple I managed to get ahold of last week...

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t678/spacepirate197x/box%20art/100_0403_zps411eaa40.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/spacepirate197x/media/box%20art/100_0403_zps411eaa40.jpg.html)
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t678/spacepirate197x/box%20art/100_0402_zps44afbeb3.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/spacepirate197x/media/box%20art/100_0402_zps44afbeb3.jpg.html)
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t678/spacepirate197x/box%20art/100_0401_zps04a31549.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/spacepirate197x/media/box%20art/100_0401_zps04a31549.jpg.html)
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t678/spacepirate197x/box%20art/100_0399_zpsa4f24f4b.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/spacepirate197x/media/box%20art/100_0399_zpsa4f24f4b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: wolf 359 on May 14, 2013, 10:35:20 am
Nice addition you got there.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jedijeff on May 14, 2013, 08:18:36 pm
I picked up these two Seaquest Models off eBay the other day. I really need to stop buying and start building more.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Stargazer19552010 on May 14, 2013, 08:49:39 pm
Oh Yea !!!!!! Same here jedijeff. I could do one a month for the next 5 years but then I would get bored. The cure you say ?????  Keeping buying !!!!!!  :-)  :-)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dlots1701a on May 15, 2013, 10:09:43 am
good luck on those model jedi jeff the stinger has some seam lines that will give you night mares
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Julien on May 19, 2013, 09:38:41 am
Went to a model exhibit this morning, came back with two kits : The 1/1000 klingon D7 and the Cylon centurion from Moebius... I hesitated between the cylon and the Battlestar Galactica, but I've figured that the cylon would provide a change from the starships...

I've opened the box when coming home and indeed, it looks like a fun kit to do !
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Slider on May 27, 2013, 09:51:02 am
(http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q565/Jimmypop57/Future%20Project%20-%20KITT/Sound_Recorder.png)

It took quite some googling, but I found your sound module.

Link (http://www.electronics123.com/kits-and-modules/Audio-Effects-and-Sound-Modules/300-second-USB-recording-module.html)

I know there are other PCB sound modules on eBay like others have linked and mentioned.
But I really wanted this for 1 reason: it has a line-out!
So I can link amplifier or other devices to it. I recon that will give it much better sound then the supplied small speaker.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on June 13, 2013, 08:30:01 pm
Ordered from an eBay seller in the UK only 2 weeks ago.
Just arrived today...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on June 14, 2013, 09:33:32 am
^ That's a well engineered kit, just be careful if you want to test fit the neck to the saucer, because you're more than likely going to snap off the little clip at the front of the neck when you take it apart again.

I bought on ebay the command bridge 1991 AMT release for 15 pounds, should be a nice way to ease myself back into modelling after this break I've had to redecorate my room.

Thanks for the heads-up! I'll be sure to be careful.  :)
As for that bridge kit, I have a couple of them myself, looks to be a fun build. I hope you'll share your build here  ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: warped_one on June 14, 2013, 01:11:38 pm
Best 30 pounds i've ever spent!

(http://i.imgur.com/sDfTsh6.jpg)


(for some reason I can't type in the pound sign as it deletes everything I've typed after it)
30 pound for both
if so you got a bargain
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: warped_one on June 14, 2013, 01:17:30 pm
ok here's my latest
(http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq161/warped_crisis/P1080514.jpg) (http://s444.photobucket.com/user/warped_crisis/media/P1080514.jpg.html)
full size predator replica helm
(yes i know its not a model kit but i think its cool anyway)
(http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq161/warped_crisis/P1080511.jpg) (http://s444.photobucket.com/user/warped_crisis/media/P1080511.jpg.html)
1:6 scale catwomen
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: warped_one on June 15, 2013, 12:07:36 pm

30 pound for both
if so you got a bargain

Yep
lucky person
where from?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: wolf 359 on July 03, 2013, 06:05:14 pm
Ok I got my 1/350 NX-01 today. ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 03, 2013, 07:15:24 pm
I have been greedy lately.
I don't have pics of my new stuff yet, but here is the run down.

1/72 Dragon Saturn V
1/72 Monogram Space Shuttle w/Boosters
1/144 Minicraft Space Shuttle w/Boosters
1/12 Project Mercury Capsule
1/32 Command Module
1/500 New Enterprise Kit x2
32" 2001 Space Odyssey Discovery 1 Resin Kit
AMT Klingon K'Tinga
Moebius Models Battlestar Pegasus
AMT Star Trek Bridge Set


Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: xray on July 03, 2013, 10:31:25 pm
 8) Nice scifi.
Scott
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 05, 2013, 05:59:02 pm
Got the Discovery from a guy on the RPF.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dlots1701a on July 05, 2013, 08:15:02 pm
ok guys here is the latest addition to the collection
 (http://i400.photobucket.com/albums/pp83/dlots1701a/0705132108_zpsc06ef820.jpg) (http://s400.photobucket.com/user/dlots1701a/media/0705132108_zpsc06ef820.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 06, 2013, 07:37:32 am
Yes, it arrived the day I posted it!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 06, 2013, 09:59:11 am
I just got a new Runabout kit for 40 pounds shipped :D

From time to time there is an interior kit for the Runabout on ebay!

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dlots1701a on July 06, 2013, 10:08:15 am
the interior kit is out just keep checking back with federation models he released it at wonderfest
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 09, 2013, 06:28:41 pm
I just got the AMT clear Yamaguchi :D


Geez, I wish I had the clear version. Not looking forward to cutting all those windows.

Nice score!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: billski on July 10, 2013, 08:56:48 am
I have the grey D kit so i will be drilling alot to. Cant justify 70 odd quid for the clear kit. I will print my own decals :o or have a go anyway
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Datatimebomb on July 10, 2013, 10:40:10 am
I got the Round 2 Uss Enterprise B yesterday.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 10, 2013, 07:28:01 pm
I got the Round 2 Uss Enterprise B yesterday.

You have the files for the aztec decals, right?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Datatimebomb on July 11, 2013, 05:32:05 pm
I got the Round 2 Uss Enterprise B yesterday.

You have the files for the aztec decals, right?

what?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Datatimebomb on July 11, 2013, 05:35:12 pm
Also yesterday i picked up this beauty at my local hobby store!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 12, 2013, 12:02:01 pm
DAMN, 5 Voyager sets?

Nice haul girl!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Julien on July 12, 2013, 03:26:30 pm
I have another 3 upstairs... :O But those are for building :P These are for selling, if anyone wants one for a good price :P

Hi Christina, I might be interested, can you send me the price for 1 kit with shipping to Belgium?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Datatimebomb on July 12, 2013, 10:12:53 pm
Ooh, the Vor'Cha is a nice model, I've got one in my collection I got ready built.

These arrived today!

(http://i.imgur.com/NNUfcoo.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/IoOPlb6.jpg)

Cccc can i have one?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 20, 2013, 09:45:47 am
Well, I need to add 7 more Space Shuttles to my list.

I got a 1/72 Challenger Shuttle and 6 1/200 Hasegawa shuttles for a display I want to make for my Space Collection!1
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 27, 2013, 08:26:20 pm
My early birthday gift arrived today.
A 1/144 747 and Space Shuttle!

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on July 27, 2013, 10:25:07 pm
Early Happy Birthday.

Do you still plan on making this the Enterprise one?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 28, 2013, 04:52:54 am
Thanks Tony, coming up on 51. Damn, I'm getting old!!:)

Yes sir I do. Within the next few projects!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 29, 2013, 10:59:40 am
I just got the revell TOS enterprise, so much filling to be done... and I think all the windows are too tall.

On the 350 TOS?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Julien on July 29, 2013, 11:07:24 am
I just got the revell TOS enterprise, so much filling to be done... and I think all the windows are too tall.

On the 350 TOS?

I think she's talking about the 1/600 TOS Enterprise from Revell...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Datatimebomb on July 29, 2013, 02:05:06 pm
I really want a runabout kit and a TOS shuttle kit. Also a repop of the defiant would be VERY nice, and i would welcome it with open wallet.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 29, 2013, 05:23:37 pm
I think Round2 is going to release a larger version of (1/32 I believe) of the TOS Shuttle in the near future!!
Seen a video on it somewhere.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on July 29, 2013, 08:17:47 pm
Got me some new stuff this past Month.. cannot wait till I get time to work on them  ;D


(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/NewAcquisitions.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/NewAcquisitions.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on July 29, 2013, 09:37:50 pm
Thanks Tony, coming up on 51. Damn, I'm getting old!!:)

Yes sir I do. Within the next few projects!!

Im turning 41 here shortly...not too far behind you.  ;D

Sweet...I will definitely be keeping my eyes on that one.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 30, 2013, 02:53:00 am
Thanks Tony, coming up on 51. Damn, I'm getting old!!:)

Yes sir I do. Within the next few projects!!

Im turning 41 here shortly...not too far behind you.  ;D

Sweet...I will definitely be keeping my eyes on that one.

You know Tony, I starting seriously collecting when I was around your age!!
So, you are off to a good start with your collection!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on July 30, 2013, 03:23:07 am
Heres my latest buys, just don't tell the missus, she only knows of the two Vipers, lol. Oh, the MkII was a b'day gift but wanted to add to the shot.
(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq268/Kila2000/DSCF3396.jpg) (http://s454.photobucket.com/user/Kila2000/media/DSCF3396.jpg.html)

Also just bought this, like 10 mins ok, should pick it up tomorrow:
(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq268/Kila2000/255640788.jpg) (http://s454.photobucket.com/user/Kila2000/media/255640788.jpg.html)

And hopefully, later in the week, this:
(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq268/Kila2000/AMT-Star-Trek-USS-Reliant-1537-Model-Kit-14668295-7.jpeg) (http://s454.photobucket.com/user/Kila2000/media/AMT-Star-Trek-USS-Reliant-1537-Model-Kit-14668295-7.jpeg.html)

This is ordered waiting to receive:
(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq268/Kila2000/AMT-Star-Trek-Enterprise-12500-Model-Kit-Set-3-10655188-5.jpeg) (http://s454.photobucket.com/user/Kila2000/media/AMT-Star-Trek-Enterprise-12500-Model-Kit-Set-3-10655188-5.jpeg.html)

And this I'm waiting to see if I can order (the 1/2500 version)
(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq268/Kila2000/AMT-Star-Trek-Enterprise-1701C-11400-Model-Kit-14668562-7.jpeg) (http://s454.photobucket.com/user/Kila2000/media/AMT-Star-Trek-Enterprise-1701C-11400-Model-Kit-14668562-7.jpeg.html)
(even though I think its butt-ugle, it completes the set)

And strangely enough, all this with having enough money to buy them, lol (don't tell the missus  ;) )
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 30, 2013, 05:24:43 am
Nice setup there!
Wish you luck on your future purchases!!

My wife is great. When I feel guilty about something I bought she tells me not to worry about it that she
is not worried about the things I buy and I work hard for my money!!

OK, now I am REALLY worried!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on July 30, 2013, 07:24:39 am
You know Tony, I starting seriously collecting when I was around your age!!
So, you are off to a good start with your collection!!!

I only plan on getting a few more models to add to my very modest collection. I just dont have the space.

I only dream of possessing the gold mine of models you have...including that delicious cabinet of phasers. :)
 
Kila2000...great score on that bunch of plastic. MMMM...Ive always wanted the 1/2500 Motion Picture Set.

Good luck with those.



Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: InsaneFinn on July 30, 2013, 12:07:43 pm
Here's something I ordered from Amazon UK.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/jcc6h79qto0rsoc/2013-07-29%2001.27.58.jpg)

I have no idea why on earth did I wait this long to wait this model to arrive in Finnish retailers and there has been no sign of it. One retailer had it on their listing for 50
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on July 31, 2013, 11:02:50 pm
Very nice score.

I still want one for my modest collection and watching Boyd's current build on the tube right now...makes me practically salivate.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: JMChladek on August 01, 2013, 01:54:57 am
No picture of it yet anyway, but today I acquired a 1/1000 TOS Enterprise with Botany Bay kit at my local shop. The little sleeper ship looks NICE. It is very well casted for its size. Although I am tempted to stick six SRBs on it and put it in launch position. ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on August 01, 2013, 04:38:25 am
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Can everone see that I'm grinning??  ;D ;D
And the reason is this:
(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq268/Kila2000/klingon-vor-cha-battle-c_1047.jpg) (http://s454.photobucket.com/user/Kila2000/media/klingon-vor-cha-battle-c_1047.jpg.html)
Just bought this from evilbay, and all going well, should have it here in a couple of weeks. I've wanted one of these for a LONG time, in fact, I think I almost got one when they were originally release in the 90's.
So, I've gone from having a few old Trek kits at the start of the year to have a rather healthy looking collection. Now I just need to build them. Boyd, your youtube vids are gonna be a goldmine  ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Carwyn on August 01, 2013, 04:45:06 am
I just got one of those Vor'cha class models myself and I too have a grin on my face.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on August 01, 2013, 05:21:14 am
They are awesome looking ships right? Boyd did a wicked job on his. Anyone else got finished ones to share?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on August 01, 2013, 07:09:38 am
Congrats on that score Kila2000.

I was watching Boyd's vids too...the more he posted...the more I wanted one.

Enjoy building it in the future.  :)


Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: KimberleAndrews on August 02, 2013, 01:22:10 am
You guys have inspired me to a few things... I'm trolling ebay to see if I can get a few more things besides the Scout II that I'll be getting. Thanks! :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on August 02, 2013, 04:22:34 am
Kimberle, there was a number of Vorchas, if thats one you're after, for around $30 - $50 US, which in my part of the world is pretty good. Saw a number of Defiants too but WAY too pricey, a couple up around $200.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Spencer on August 03, 2013, 09:07:23 am
Was working on my 1/1000 TOS-E when I got a knock at the door. Two days early from Skyhook Models!

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4422/36559196304_e499287be4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XGBrmL)

A little pricey and not necessarily accurate, but I've been wanting a Planet Express delivery ship for a while now  ;D...
Never built a resin kit, so I hope to learn the ropes with this one.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4442/36599739403_aa79cc3d30_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XLcepH)

Seems rather simple, but i'll definitely be asking for advice when it comes time to build it ...

Cheers
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 03, 2013, 09:16:00 am
I was looking at one of those Planet Express ships!!
I think when I'm ready I'm just gonna scratch one!!

Added 2 more this morning!
2001 Moon Bus kit and the Pegasus Mercury 9 kit!!

I will post pics when they arrive!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dlots1701a on August 03, 2013, 10:08:42 am
seen that kit built up nice size when finished
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on August 03, 2013, 10:25:46 pm
I got this in today.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: amateurmodeler on August 04, 2013, 12:28:09 am
Got me some new stuff this past Month.. cannot wait till I get time to work on them  ;D


(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/NewAcquisitions.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/NewAcquisitions.jpg.html)

That redframe....nice!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jedijeff on August 04, 2013, 09:30:50 am
I got this off ebay the other day, I badly need to start building and stop buying.
(http://www.jeffjobb.com/pictures/seaquest1.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on August 04, 2013, 02:02:51 pm
I got this in today.

I'm green with envy.

I need that for my collection...pronto.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 04, 2013, 05:01:59 pm
I got this in today.

I almost got on but opted for the Pegasus Mercury 9 ship instead!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on August 05, 2013, 12:45:29 pm
Scored these at Hobby Lobby this morning...I was SHOCKED to even see them there.  :o

Now all I need is the E and I will be set for the 1/2500s.

(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm113/cryogenicdeath/20130805_133743.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 05, 2013, 01:23:56 pm
Nice score Tony!!

I can help you with the E!
I saw it Saturday at my Hobby Lobby. Going that way in a bit. If it is there I'll grab it!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on August 05, 2013, 01:40:22 pm
WOW...yeah Kenny...if you can do that...that would be great.

Pm me...we can work something out.

I think I might have something you want. :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 05, 2013, 04:40:34 pm
I badly need to start building and stop buying.

Stop Buying???

That is blasphemy and I WILL not have it!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Stargazer19552010 on August 05, 2013, 06:41:57 pm
My JJ Prise arrived from England today in perfect condition. I was pleasantly surprised.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on August 06, 2013, 12:21:30 am
Scored these at Hobby Lobby this morning...I was SHOCKED to even see them there.  :o

Now all I need is the E and I will be set for the 1/2500s.

I'm in the same boat with the C.
I have all the rest, well, the TOS, A and B set are on order, but my LHS is being coy on getting me the C.
By the way, I have the E and D assembled and last night dry fitted the refit, OMG!! Its tiny next to the D!!

And @ jedijeff, welcome to the "I buy more than I build" club, lol, I have the same thoughts almost daily.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 06, 2013, 09:42:27 am

And @ jedijeff, welcome to the "I buy more than I build" club, lol, I have the same thoughts almost daily.

It's actually the MMTB Club!! More Money Than Brains Club as to which I am one of the founders!!!! ;D :o ::)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on August 06, 2013, 04:53:55 pm

I'm in the same boat with the C.
I have all the rest, well, the TOS, A and B set are on order, but my LHS is being coy on getting me the C.
By the way, I have the E and D assembled and last night dry fitted the refit, OMG!! Its tiny next to the D!!

Wil...I saw the C there too...when I picked up the motion picture set and the D. If u need it...PM me...might be able to help you.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on August 09, 2013, 07:01:31 am
Snapped up a couple of BSG additions to my pile recently....   but the pile just isn't quite the right shape yet!

I've book marked a few items that really belong on my pile, but I just had to buy a brake job so money is a bit scarce right now.....

On the other hand, if any of you members of MMTB (More Models That [Wolf will] Build, here's my birthday list; :b
(yes, I will have another birthday)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-1-2256-Star-Destroyer-Avenger-and-Lambda-Class-Shuttle-Resin-Model-Kit-/261258036486?pt=Model_Kit_US&hash=item3cd4314506

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261258229894?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2648

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261258217396?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2648

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fine-Molds-Millennium-Falcon-Star-Wars-model-/370710871741?pt=Model_Kit_US&hash=item565016febd

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HUGE-Lost-in-Space-Moebius-Models-Jupiter-2-Model-Kit-/130938294816?pt=Model_Kit_US&hash=item1e7c87d220

Gotta hurry on some of these presents!    Thanks Pals......   :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 09, 2013, 10:14:13 am
Snapped up a couple of BSG additions to my pile recently....   but the pile just isn't quite the right shape yet!

I've book marked a few items that really belong on my pile, but I just had to buy a brake job so money is a bit scarce right now.....

On the other hand, if any of you members of MMTB (More Models That [Wolf will] Build, here's my birthday list; :b
(yes, I will have another birthday)

Gotta hurry on some of these presents!    Thanks Pals......   :b

Hey, no altering the logo of the MMTBC. Federal regulations state that.............. :P


Well, expensive little thing, aren't we? :)

Seriously though, would love to have a big Star Destroyer!!! $500, ouch!!!

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 09, 2013, 12:09:27 pm
A few new members to the family!!

Inside the Enterprise E box is a 1/2500 Enterprise B kit. Thanks Tony!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on August 09, 2013, 12:17:00 pm
Snapped up a couple of BSG additions to my pile recently....   but the pile just isn't quite the right shape yet!

I've book marked a few items that really belong on my pile, but I just had to buy a brake job so money is a bit scarce right now.....

On the other hand, if any of you members of MMTB (More Models That [Wolf will] Build, here's my birthday list; :b
(yes, I will have another birthday)

Gotta hurry on some of these presents!    Thanks Pals......   :b

Hey, no altering the logo of the MMTBC. Federal regulations state that.............. :P


Well, expensive little thing, aren't we? :)

HA!  Who are you calling little?  The only thing bigger than me that I know of is your aforementioned Federal regulations....   and I'm working on that!

Seriously though, would love to have a big Star Destroyer!!! $500, ouch!!!

Can't argue with you there......  1:1 scale would be nice on (Federal regulation) hunting parties....
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 09, 2013, 12:24:04 pm
3 ships I really dream of having in my collection is:

Randy Cooper Star Destroyer
Large scale M Falcon
Atomic City Klingon D-7 which is just outta my price reach!! Coming in at just under $300!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on August 09, 2013, 07:30:44 pm
I hear the Fine Molds Falcon is a dam fine kit, wouldn't mind one of them some day.
With the amount of dosh I've spent lately I think I'm paid up for the MMTBC for the next 50 years or so  :o I didn't need to eat this month anyway, lol
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 09, 2013, 07:39:09 pm
I hear the Fine Molds Falcon is a dam fine kit, wouldn't mind one of them some day.
With the amount of dosh I've spent lately I think I'm paid up for the MMTBC for the next 50 years or so  :o I didn't need to eat this month anyway, lol

I know the feeling!
I have spent more money in the last 7-8 months than I have my entire collecting history! We, maybe not, but close!

Yeah, the FM falcon is a nice kit. It is around the same size as the MPC kit.
If it was larger I could justify paying more for it!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: KimberleAndrews on August 11, 2013, 02:11:18 pm
Its not Sci Fi, but it is a new acquisition. Its by Hobby Boss, distributed by the makers of Squadron Putty. :) More pics in my thread about going to the hobby store.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on August 12, 2013, 08:07:18 am
Inside the Enterprise E box is a 1/2500 Enterprise B kit. Thanks Tony!!

No problem Kenny...anytime brother.

Thank you for completing my 1/2500 series.

Thanks man.  ;D

(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm113/cryogenicdeath/20130812_085215.jpg)

Also scored this abandoned 1/537 USS Reliant off the bay...with a little repaint, TLC and some much needed aztec decals...this could turn out pretty decent.

(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm113/cryogenicdeath/20130812_085252.jpg)

(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm113/cryogenicdeath/20130812_085421.jpg)

(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm113/cryogenicdeath/20130812_085339.jpg)

BTW...the other nacelle is on the bench.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 12, 2013, 09:18:20 am
Ah, I see by the missing nacelle you are going for the battle damaged Kahn version!!

Nice score!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on August 12, 2013, 03:28:09 pm
Actually it came in the box busted up from shipping.

I always wanted to make a damaged one from STII.

Since I have one in 1/2500...sounds like that might be a good idea Kenny.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 12, 2013, 03:47:37 pm
CultTVMan did have a resin kit just for that.
Had the mangled pylon where the nacelle was blown off.
Don't see it now. I was just searching his site for it!!

But here is something I know you will be interested in!
http://www.culttvmanshop.com//Self-Destructed-Refit-Saucer-11000-from-BHP_p_1460.html
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on August 12, 2013, 07:36:13 pm
Better late than never. Here are a few of my new Acquisitions.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on August 12, 2013, 10:32:44 pm
CultTVMan did have a resin kit just for that.
Had the mangled pylon where the nacelle was blown off.
Don't see it now. I was just searching his site for it!!

But here is something I know you will be interested in!
http://www.culttvmanshop.com//Self-Destructed-Refit-Saucer-11000-from-BHP_p_1460.html

I saw that...*MOUTH WATERING* Im going to use that pic too for reference.

I just hope I dont give in and buy one for another 1/1000 build.

I just need to walk away...just walk away.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on August 13, 2013, 02:09:07 am
KAHNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!

 ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Julien on August 13, 2013, 12:46:09 pm
Just received this one this morning :

The AMT/Ertl Cut-away Enterprise... Box a little bang up, but still factory sealed...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 13, 2013, 01:49:05 pm
Very nice Julien!

You gonna do the cut away or seal it up?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Julien on August 13, 2013, 01:56:38 pm
Probably cut-away... But I have to look how everything fit together, because I might play with some magnets to be able to open or close it as I want...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 13, 2013, 09:44:49 pm
Not Scifi, but part of the model family now!!

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on August 13, 2013, 10:05:46 pm
I have a few cars in my stash too.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 14, 2013, 05:55:30 am
I love the 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby.

It's like a 2 for 1 sale!!!

I get 1 @ 40% off and pick something on clearance!!  Yes and Thank You!!! :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on August 14, 2013, 04:07:49 pm
Dang Kenny, I want a good Camaro Kit (newest style).  I'd add all four of them to my stash to tell you the truth lol.  I have a few new ones I never posted (cause they were cars), and I think I will now  ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 14, 2013, 04:15:28 pm
Wraith, post'em up buddy.
To me a stash is a stash!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on August 14, 2013, 09:26:07 pm
We show non scifi stuff here too. Post away.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dlots1701a on August 15, 2013, 10:06:06 am
well i have new goodies for the Bat collection

(http://i400.photobucket.com/albums/pp83/dlots1701a/0815131100_zpsc6adecc9.jpg) (http://s400.photobucket.com/user/dlots1701a/media/0815131100_zpsc6adecc9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 15, 2013, 10:47:22 am
dlots, I was wondering when someone wash gonna post up one of those!

That is a nice kit!

What scale is the Joker/Batman kit?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dlots1701a on August 15, 2013, 07:45:30 pm
kenny it is 1/25
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 15, 2013, 07:57:04 pm
I was hoping the Joker was larger!!

Thanks D.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on August 15, 2013, 11:24:48 pm
I'm new to the site and i thought I'd share some of my Scifi kits

(http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/dirkpitt5point0/AMT%20Enterprise%20D%20With%20Fiber/IMG_20130802_074507_932_zps5647cb57-1.jpg)

(http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/dirkpitt5point0/AMT%20Enterprise%20A%20Refit%20With%20Light%20and%20Sound/IMG_20130802_074606_441_zpse9c0b38c.jpg)

(http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/dirkpitt5point0/Ursus_Box_Top_zps37c8ef74.jpg)

(http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/dirkpitt5point0/IMG_3820_zps2d834bfd.jpg)

(http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/dirkpitt5point0/IMG_3657_zps92cd46c2.jpg)

I wish I could say I paid $2.99 for this kit but I would be lying  ;)

(http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/dirkpitt5point0/IMG_3609_zps6d1d5e08.jpg)

I also recently picked up the 1\2500 Enterprise C. I was hoping for a quick build but the nacelles need a lot of seam work. These Cadet series kits are pretty cool otherwise
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on August 15, 2013, 11:31:46 pm
Welcome.

Nice kits...I definitely like the old fiber optic refit and that Cylon Raider.

I wish I could still score a Monogram Cylon Raider for $2.99

Very nice indeed.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on August 16, 2013, 06:26:05 am
I wouldn't have gotten the Raider kit if it was too much. I think I paid around $25 for it. I want to turn it into a Razor Raider but need to find some good references first
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 16, 2013, 07:16:58 am
Nice stash you have Dirk.

Paragraphix just released a drilling template for the DS9 station for all 2 billion windows.
Just ordered one from CulTVMan's site.

Also, Moebius Models is getting ready to release a 1/32 Cylon Raider. Considerably larger than the
Monogram kits. Really looking for to that one!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 16, 2013, 07:25:08 am
Sure will make it easier!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on August 16, 2013, 07:46:29 am


Also, Moebius Models is getting ready to release a 1/32 Cylon Raider. Considerably larger than the
Monogram kits. Really looking for to that one!!

I thought I heard someone say that they will be re-releasing the original Monogram Battlestar Galactica. Now that is one of my grail  kits.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 16, 2013, 10:20:34 am
I have the old on e that I will redo but I am waiting to get the Moebius as well.
It will be alot more detailed than the old Monogram kit.

Should be out around end of Sept or Oct if I remember correctly!


Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on August 16, 2013, 07:44:54 pm
Nice compressor Christina. Mine doesn't have a tank. Wish it did for my big AB.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on August 16, 2013, 08:44:21 pm
Good to hear theres to be a Mobius release of the Cylon Raider, I've waited one for ages!!
Also looking at getting the DS9 drilling template for I do a second one.
Christina, looks to be the same compressor I have, runs well and I've had no problems with mine, nice score.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jmilesmusicman on August 17, 2013, 01:02:54 am
That Classic Raider looks to be HUGE

http://culttvman.com/main/?p=26396

Never got the original when it was out. I guess I'll just have to get the new one when it arrives! I'm really stoked that there are companies like Moebius, Polar Lights and Round 2 now getting into the Sci Fi modelling biz. All those designs I wished for when I was a kid are within my grasp!  ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on August 23, 2013, 08:47:14 am
I picked up these two kits yesterday.

For this one I want to do a nice display like many have already done which is all the different Enterprises together.

(http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/dirkpitt5point0/IMG_20130822_223925_701_zpsb0c3458d.jpg)

This one I have some ideas for some Dio's but I have to figure out how to execute them. The obvious one is the final battle between the Enterprise Refit and the Reliant at the end of the Wrath of Khan. I As for the Klingon Ka'tinga I was thinking of doing the scene from the Motion Picture there they are being chased by the cloud. I just need to figure out how to make the lightning reaching out from the cloud.

(http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/dirkpitt5point0/IMG_20130822_223856_541_zpse446093e.jpg)

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 23, 2013, 09:18:50 am
Those 2500 kits are nice!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on August 23, 2013, 01:47:20 pm
Just picked these up this week and I'm ordering the new T2 Aerial Hunter Killer next week.  ;D
(http://s21.postimg.org/53ryns7rb/P1000741.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on August 23, 2013, 04:49:36 pm
ooooooooo Batmobile ....... me wanty me wanty me wanty!!
Maybe when I get my next model allowance ....

Got a hold of the last 1/2500's I needed to complete the set, the 3 piece TOS, Refit, B set and also the C kit. Gonna look at doing a thread on building them all  :-\
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 23, 2013, 04:53:20 pm
dkev, nice haul man!

I got to get me a Bat car or 3!!

Kila, make it so.....
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 23, 2013, 06:36:20 pm
Well, you finally got the Grail kit, huh?
The TOS Enterprise is a good kit!!

Good going girl!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on August 24, 2013, 12:34:26 am
This one I have some ideas for some Dio's but I have to figure out how to execute them. The obvious one is the final battle between the Enterprise Refit and the Reliant at the end of the Wrath of Khan. I As for the Klingon Ka'tinga I was thinking of doing the scene from the Motion Picture there they are being chased by the cloud. I just need to figure out how to make the lightning reaching out from the cloud.

Great score as those 2500s Dirk...they are so addicting.

I always find myself buying a set whenever I see them. :o

Great ideas on the dios...hope to see a WIP on them.

Speaking of new acquisitions...just added another refit to my refit collection.

Thank you Kenny. (http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm113/cryogenicdeath/bowdown.gif)

1/537 Refit

(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm113/cryogenicdeath/20130824_012525.jpg)

(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm113/cryogenicdeath/20130824_012535.jpg)

Along with a boat load of freshly made decals. Thanx brother.

Now if I can only get my paws on a Bandai lighted Refit. The heart says yes...the wallet says no.  :-\
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 24, 2013, 03:04:13 am
You are very welcome!!
Is that a clear sensor dish to the left there buddy?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on August 24, 2013, 08:38:05 am
Yes sir...but its to the 350.

Just testing out light combinations.

Hope to one day start it.  :-\
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 24, 2013, 09:16:24 am
Ah, OK!
Thought you were prepping the 537 for assembly already!!

Well,  have 3 more Klingon ships coming and a clear Yamaguchi/Enterprise-C as well!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on August 24, 2013, 10:08:35 am
Not just yet brother...but I have been going through the model reminiscing about the times I built it back in high school.  :)

Good times.

Sounds good...hope to see pics when they arrive.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on August 24, 2013, 10:43:43 am
Just picked these up this week and I'm ordering the new T2 Aerial Hunter Killer next week.  ;D
(http://s21.postimg.org/53ryns7rb/P1000741.jpg)

What scale is the Voyager? is this the new one from Revell?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on August 24, 2013, 01:05:56 pm
The latest addition. Since the first one is becoming the ISS Enterprise.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on August 24, 2013, 03:21:44 pm
Just picked these up this week and I'm ordering the new T2 Aerial Hunter Killer next week.  ;D


What scale is the Voyager? is this the new one from Revell?
1:677. Define new? lol. It's a 2009 German release.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on August 24, 2013, 05:29:35 pm
Oh ok that is the new one then. I didn't realize it was released that long ago. Still none here in the states.  :(
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on August 24, 2013, 06:02:48 pm
Oh ok that is the new one then. I didn't realize it was released that long ago. Still none here in the states.  :(

LOL. I live in Indiana.
http://www.culttvmanshop.com/USS-Voyager-reissue-from-Revell-Germany_p_2578.html (http://www.culttvmanshop.com/USS-Voyager-reissue-from-Revell-Germany_p_2578.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on August 24, 2013, 06:15:31 pm
Thank you for that link.  8)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on August 24, 2013, 10:48:08 pm
I was fortunate when I got my Voyager. A local discount store had a stack of them, and cheap!! NZ$30. I also got the Maquis Raider at the same time, it was NZ$25 I think. Same place a few weeks later had the 1/2500 D and E for NZ$15 each. May sound like alot but those prices are cheap here.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on August 25, 2013, 11:07:48 am
$15 for the D and E would be cheap here as well
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 25, 2013, 12:28:50 pm
$15 for the D and E would be cheap here as well

You evidently don't know about the Hobby Lobby 40% coupon!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on August 25, 2013, 12:35:46 pm
Oh yeah...40% really helps when purchasing a kit at Hobby Lobby. Thanx Kenny for that tidbit.

Just go to the website and pull up the coupon on your smartphone and show the cashier.

If you don't own a smartphone...print out the coupon.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 25, 2013, 12:43:50 pm
I'm not just another pretty face, I is smart 2!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on August 25, 2013, 12:43:57 pm
$15 for the D and E would be cheap here as well

You evidently don't know about the Hobby Lobby 40% coupon!!

Oh but I do. I bought both my Enterprise C kits there. The problem is they don't circulate the product very often. You can go back week after week after month after month with no change.  The last time I saw anything other then the C was about two months ago and at that time I had no interest in the Cadet series.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jellis11 on August 27, 2013, 07:59:24 am
Just got this in the mail over the weekend......

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 27, 2013, 09:43:54 am
Cool Jellis,
How long is the completed model when it ...is...um...completed? :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jellis11 on August 27, 2013, 09:54:24 am
Ouch Kenny! I think 9-10"

Looks pretty nice so far....I already started putting the engine pods together (couldn't help myself). I think this will be a good one to light too!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 27, 2013, 10:40:21 am
These arrived yesterday.


Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on August 27, 2013, 12:15:55 pm
Just got this in the mail over the weekend......

I'm ordering mine Friday.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on August 27, 2013, 12:50:26 pm
These arrived yesterday.

Dude I am drooling over those klingon ships! So jealous! The local hobby shop i frequent is slim pickins as far as star trek models  :-[
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 27, 2013, 01:14:44 pm
I get mine from either ebay or other collectors

Very few do I buy from a hobby shop.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on August 27, 2013, 06:50:09 pm
(http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/forum/smileyvault-drool.gif)

Kenny...that Yamaguchi and Klingon Cruiser...very very nice.

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on August 27, 2013, 08:23:21 pm
Hey Kenny you must be the one that beat me out
on that ST6 Klingon Cruiser I was bidding on. Oh well
I'll get the next one. LOL
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 27, 2013, 09:21:53 pm
Nope, wasn't me. Got the three Klingons from our very own trading post!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on August 29, 2013, 05:52:24 pm
Ive got some BG and Star Wars models on their way. I'll post pics when they get here. The one I would love to get ahold of is the 1/72 scale Fine Molds Millenium Falcon. They're not making it right now, and the ones I've seen on eBay are running anywhere from 299 to 400 bucks! Way out of my price range. It has 900 parts, and most are small add ons you glue as you build on the hull. Thats how they achieve such a detailed look on it. It is simply beautiful.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 29, 2013, 06:56:08 pm
Can't wait to see them!

If they ever release the FM 1/72 Falcon again I will try to get one.
not gonna pay the evil prices either that are on evilbay!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Grumpy Popeye on August 30, 2013, 09:45:01 am
Inspired by Mr. Atoz's excellent Orion build, I picked this up,

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n154/Darph_Bobo_photos/null_zpsc2c0fee3.jpg) (http://s111.photobucket.com/user/Darph_Bobo_photos/media/null_zpsc2c0fee3.jpg.html)

This is where I'm at right now,

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n154/Darph_Bobo_photos/null_zps7e1c81a6.jpg) (http://s111.photobucket.com/user/Darph_Bobo_photos/media/null_zps7e1c81a6.jpg.html)

I was surprised with the sink marks along the top and bottom leading edges, kinda weird to find stuff like that on a new tool model in this day and age
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Bierce Mountain on August 30, 2013, 10:07:37 am
I was surprised with the sink marks along the top and bottom leading edges, kinda weird to find stuff like that on a new tool model in this day and age

That kit is a reissue isn't it. I know Airfix sold it. Don't know if they did the original tooking.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Grumpy Popeye on August 30, 2013, 10:46:45 am
Everything I've read points to this being a completely new tool. I saw a pic somewhere online with the Moebius and Airfix kits side by side and the older kit has more of a hump on its back. I'll try to find the pic and post it

Ah, here we go,

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on August 30, 2013, 01:38:50 pm
Just picked this one up today and I literally just ordered Fine Molds Tie Fighter from Japan.

(http://s21.postimg.org/v1sd21prr/P1000764.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gee Bee on August 30, 2013, 03:24:48 pm
The Moebius Space Clipper (Orion) is a new tool. Patterned after the Aurora kit but with some changes and improvements over the Aurora kit.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 30, 2013, 04:54:27 pm
These came today.
Cardassian Galor Ship
2 Clear Enterprise D's (makes 4 i have now)
and a painted Ent D dish for my Nebula conversion kit (thanks Liquid Electron)



Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on August 30, 2013, 06:05:41 pm
Niiiice. just got my Battlestar Pegasus today.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Sam on August 30, 2013, 07:57:06 pm
These came today.
Cardassian Galor Ship
2 Clear Enterprise D's (makes 4 i have now)
and a painted Ent D dish for my Nebula conversion kit (thanks Liquid Electron)

Nice Kenny!  I like that Cardassian ship, you don't really see too many of those.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 31, 2013, 03:06:57 am
Thanks Sam, been wanting one for a while now! Finally got one at a good price.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: starsend on August 31, 2013, 02:09:39 pm
4 clear Ds??!!  :o
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 31, 2013, 02:11:56 pm
4 clear Ds??!!  :o

Yes, i have several conversion kits for the D!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on September 01, 2013, 01:00:22 am
4 clear Ds??!!  :o

Yes, i have several conversion kits for the D!!
:o what are you converting them to? I wanna get ahold of a Nebula conversion, then theres the Future D (not too keen on that myself) but what else?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on September 06, 2013, 11:57:34 am
I just picked up the Tholyn Web glow in the dark Enterprise (To be built as the Defiant) and the 2500 Enterprise E.  8) 8)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on September 06, 2013, 12:13:18 pm
Wil - That's the only ones I have!

Dirk - Nice grab buddy. Want to pick up a Tholian Glow in the Dark ship myself.

Holy Crap, something I don't have!!!  :)

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on September 06, 2013, 12:17:26 pm
I would love to light it eventually but the light kit is $75  :P :'(
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on September 06, 2013, 12:42:48 pm
Who needs a light kit?
 DIY brother!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on September 06, 2013, 01:03:47 pm
Would love to but don't have the knowledge how to/
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on September 06, 2013, 01:04:42 pm
Oh I forgot. Last week I picked up the Kazon fighter (Not the torpedo) and the 2500 Enterprise D 8)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on September 06, 2013, 05:56:07 pm
I had no experience i lighting models before starting my DS9. Sure I've made mistakes along the way but all in all its turned out ok. Jump into lighting, you'll never look back.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on September 06, 2013, 06:36:58 pm
I think I'm ready to take the plunge but I have a few questions before I begin
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 06, 2013, 08:42:29 pm
Ask away Dirk...if we have the answer, we'll let you know, or we'll refer you to someone who knows if we don't
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on September 06, 2013, 08:59:50 pm
Give me a day or so and I'll start a thread so we don't hijack this one.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 07, 2013, 05:54:10 pm
Just got this today...definitely the crown jewel to my stash.

(http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab26/Armando_De_La_Cabada/Model%20kit%20builds/Stash/null_zpsdc152b8f.jpg) (http://s846.photobucket.com/user/Armando_De_La_Cabada/media/Model%20kit%20builds/Stash/null_zpsdc152b8f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on September 07, 2013, 07:12:23 pm
Very nice... I want it.  I need to start saving... I think I may have to finally shell out the $300+ bucks.  I hope you got a good deal on it though   :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on September 07, 2013, 07:13:51 pm
Armondo, do you know how much that kit makes me hate you?

Really!!!!!!!!

No, not really!!

Well, maybe a little!!! :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Spencer on September 07, 2013, 07:32:58 pm
Dear Falcon,
Why are you showing up more and more often lately? To taunt me?

I envy you for having that kit. I've been wanting one for too long!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 07, 2013, 10:24:21 pm
Lol...now Kenny...breathe...breathe....
Well Wraith, I got about as good a deal as can be found for this kit. What is making them unattainable is the damned shipping. Its usually 95 to 135 bucks just for the shipping, in addition to the 300 + for the kit. I got lucky and found this guy in California who was actually selling it by auction, and I watched and watched and finally beat the other guy out in the last minute. Initially, it looked like I might get i for under 225, but the bids kept rising. Shipping was just 25, and the kit was 307, so all in all, though it is the most expensive kit in my stash, I think its worth it.
It's an intimidating kit though. I looked at the parts, and they come in two separate boxes within the main box. The detail on this thing is amazing. Maybe I'll do an open box set of pics just so you guys can check it out.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Spencer on September 07, 2013, 11:15:50 pm
An out-of-the-box look for the Falcon would be nice! Should probably start a new thread for it.

I've broke down and decided to try and get one for the stash. Got some extra spending money saved up for a nice kit and this is gonna be it!

Got a buddy from undergrad who has a knack for tracking down these kinds of things at a decent price. I'll see what he comes up with in a couple days ...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 08, 2013, 01:22:57 am
Go for it Spencer...it is my favorite non Trek model. I had the old MPC, I guess it was, as a teenager and enjoyed it for years, and though it was an out of the box assembly and I didnt do extensive painting on it, it was still the nicest model I ever built, and I was sorry when I lost it, so I had to get another one. I'm hoping to really do this one justice, with lights and complete painting...the works. It's only fitting for such a nice model.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Bierce Mountain on September 08, 2013, 06:32:53 am
I just caught my AMT/Ertl cutaway Falcon looking at your photo of the Fine Molds version like a jealous woman...so I blocked her view.  ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 08, 2013, 11:59:51 am
LOL Bierce
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on September 09, 2013, 11:39:50 pm
Just scored blu-ray Star Trek Into Darkness Wally World exclusive.

(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm113/cryogenicdeath/20130910_002016.jpg)

It appears to be the Hot Wheels USS Vengeance.


(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm113/cryogenicdeath/20130910_002142.jpg)

Here it is compared to 1/1000 refit.

(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm113/cryogenicdeath/20130910_002327.jpg)

(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm113/cryogenicdeath/20130910_002347.jpg)

(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm113/cryogenicdeath/20130910_002454.jpg)

(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm113/cryogenicdeath/20130910_002503.jpg)

I think its pretty cool...all for $39.97


Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 10, 2013, 12:46:52 am
Niiice, Cryo. Did u get it online, or at the store?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on September 10, 2013, 05:10:07 am
Nice Tony!

I didn't get mine yet!

I thought about getting one from Amazon with the phaser in it!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on September 10, 2013, 07:56:09 am
Niiice, Cryo. Did u get it online, or at the store?

Thanx Armando...I picked it up at the store...12:04am

Nice Tony!

I didn't get mine yet!

I thought about getting one from Amazon with the phaser in it!

I didn't have the clams for the Amazon one...plus I don't have a gorgeous phaser collection behind glass...that would make for a perfect back drop for the Amazon exclusive.  ;D

I'm just sayin'.  ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on September 10, 2013, 08:48:11 am
I am hearing you brother!!!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on September 10, 2013, 09:35:44 am
Craig's list $40 1/350... its the early stand with the clear support rods... And the model pieces themselves.... Are blue... ?????
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dlots1701a on September 10, 2013, 09:41:52 am
you have one of the rare ones. from what i heard
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on September 10, 2013, 09:48:31 am
Thats what I finding online... But whats so special about it???
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dlots1701a on September 10, 2013, 11:12:54 am
the fact it's molded in blue and also from what i hear it was some of the first from the factory
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Spencer on September 10, 2013, 11:52:44 am
I think you might have a chase kit. There should be a little oval window in the back of the box that allows you to see in. I believe the idea was that you could see if you were getting a chase kit or not. I don't know how rare they are/were.

One of my friends got a blue one back in the day and was thoroughly confused ...

I don't think they have any extra value unless you're a collector, but models should be built!!

Can you shoot us a picture of the pieces 3PT??


EDIT: I found an old PL blog that talks a little about it ... It's down near the bottom of the page.
http://www.tylisaari.com/polar/FAQs.htm (http://www.tylisaari.com/polar/FAQs.htm)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Datatimebomb on September 10, 2013, 12:17:32 pm
Craig's list $40 1/350... its the early stand with the clear support rods... And the model pieces themselves.... Are blue... ?????

Eww some wasted Romulan got sick all over your model!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on September 10, 2013, 12:23:58 pm
Craig's list $40 1/350... its the early stand with the clear support rods... And the model pieces themselves.... Are blue... ?????

Eww some wasted Romulan got sick all over your model!

Lol
Here are some pics. Thatsa piece of white styrene for reference.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Spencer on September 10, 2013, 01:32:10 pm
Wow ... that is blue.

Looks almost like an Andorian up-chucked on it!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 10, 2013, 03:41:19 pm
Interesting...I wonder why they molded it in blue...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on September 10, 2013, 07:01:43 pm
I don't have a gorgeous phaser collection behind glass

Neither do I...but we gotta start somewhere, right?  ;)

Still waiting for mine to be delivered and UPS now shows tomorrow!?!?   ???

Oh well, gives me time to charge my 3D glasses  8)

I didn't get to see it in 3D in the theatre, so I'm looking forward to it!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on September 11, 2013, 07:40:29 am

Neither do I...but we gotta start somewhere, right?  ;)

Still waiting for mine to be delivered and UPS now shows tomorrow!?!?   ???

Oh well, gives me time to charge my 3D glasses  8)

I didn't get to see it in 3D in the theatre, so I'm looking forward to it!

That's very true. ;)

I wish I had a 3D tv...I really enjoyed seeing it in 3D in the the theatre. Every time the Enterprise warped and left the end trails...I was like...WOW.

Hope you get it soon...and please post pics of that phaser.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on September 11, 2013, 01:40:11 pm
Sometimes when I watch the Steve Neill's videos it costs me money!!

I just bought the War Of The Worlds tripod from ebay!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on September 11, 2013, 03:45:38 pm
Hope you get it soon...and please post pics of that phaser.

It finally arrived... ;D

The phaser is pretty cool! It's my first one, but It won't be my last!

Pics:
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on September 11, 2013, 03:50:27 pm
Sometimes when I watch the Steve Neill's videos it costs me money!!

I know how you feel! Between Steve, Boyd, and all you guys here, Im gonna be living in a cardboard box soon!  :o
But I'll have a hell of a lot of cool models!  8)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 11, 2013, 04:00:01 pm
LOL....my stash has grown by leaps and bounds, and I dont know when if ever I will complete all those models, or where I will display them. My wife looks at me like I am brain damaged...oh well...she just doesnt understand.
Waiting on my phaser... :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on September 11, 2013, 05:23:58 pm
Wen your wife asks you if you need more models do what I did, ask her how many more shoes or purses she needs?

Shuts'em up in a hurry!!! :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 11, 2013, 10:41:14 pm
Kenny, that is sheer genius! I will do that.  ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on September 11, 2013, 11:14:39 pm
Big  Rob....that phaser looks awesome man and I love the stand...man I wish I would have bought one now.





Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on September 11, 2013, 11:26:45 pm
Big  Rob....that phaser looks awesome man and I love the stand...man I wish I would have bought one now.

It is really cool Tony. You can swivel the barrel for stun/kill too.
By the way, if you really want one, Amazon does still show them in stock.  ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Spencer on September 11, 2013, 11:28:44 pm
My Amazon version gets here tomorrow. Stoked for that phaser!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on September 12, 2013, 12:03:45 am
It is really cool Tony. You can swivel the barrel for stun/kill too.
By the way, if you really want one, Amazon does still show them in stock.  ;)

I wish I could man...but the funds just wont allow it.  :-\

I scored a new model Im still waiting on...so after buying the Wally World exclusive...my hobby/blu-ray fund is squashed at the moment.



Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on September 12, 2013, 03:46:09 am
It is really cool Tony. You can swivel the barrel for stun/kill too.
By the way, if you really want one, Amazon does still show them in stock.  ;)

I wish I could man...but the funds just wont allow it.  :-\

I scored a new model Im still waiting on...so after buying the Wally World exclusive...my hobby/blu-ray fund is squashed at the moment.

Brother I know what you mean! I've spent more than I should have on stuff like this. But hey the wife isn't making me sleep on the couch....yet.  :-\

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on September 12, 2013, 04:00:25 am
My Amazon version gets here tomorrow. Stoked for that phaser!!

It really does look great! Display it proudly!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on September 12, 2013, 08:32:58 am
It is really cool Tony. You can swivel the barrel for stun/kill too.
By the way, if you really want one, Amazon does still show them in stock.  ;)

I wish I could man...but the funds just wont allow it.  :-\

I scored a new model Im still waiting on...so after buying the Wally World exclusive...my hobby/blu-ray fund is squashed at the moment.

Brother I know what you mean! I've spent more than I should have on stuff like this. But hey the wife isn't making me sleep on the couch....yet.  :-\

Hahahaha...I hear ya.

My wife uses reverse psychology and tells me I can get anything I want...but however much you spend...I spend.  :-\ ;D

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 12, 2013, 11:23:06 am
Sneaky, arent they...  ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on September 12, 2013, 11:30:37 am
I thought I was being sneaky the other day when I stopped by the hobby shop on the way home from work I had gotten off a little early and needed some paint. I figured she would be none the wiser... 6 minutes after I left I got a call from her. I had left my wallet there and they had called her. So I had to fess up. Busted!!!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Spencer on September 12, 2013, 11:53:42 am
(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-laughing021.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

I thought I was being sneaky the other day when I stopped by the hobby shop on the way home from work I had gotten off a little early and needed some paint. I figured she would be none the wiser... 6 minutes after I left I got a call from her. I had left my wallet there and they had called her. So I had to fess up. Busted!!!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 12, 2013, 03:57:21 pm
Dude, you have to be more careful!  ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 12, 2013, 07:29:39 pm
My "Into Darkness" CD and phaser arrived today, and naturally, I've placed it on display.

(http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab26/Armando_De_La_Cabada/Star%20Trek/null_zps675f0136.jpg) (http://s846.photobucket.com/user/Armando_De_La_Cabada/media/Star%20Trek/null_zps675f0136.jpg.html)

(http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab26/Armando_De_La_Cabada/Star%20Trek/null_zpsf728458c.jpg) (http://s846.photobucket.com/user/Armando_De_La_Cabada/media/Star%20Trek/null_zpsf728458c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on September 13, 2013, 02:55:08 am
Nice Armando! Looks great man! How do you like it?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Saintbob001 on September 13, 2013, 03:50:54 am
That Kit Armando looks amazing. Jealous much.
Hope you're enjoying it!

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Bierce Mountain on September 13, 2013, 11:47:18 am
More "Star Blazers" kits for me. Bought them as a lot from a fellow in Japan at a very reasonable price on eBay.

(http://www.penndesignservices.com/paul/yamato-kits.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 13, 2013, 11:56:21 am
Nice Armando! Looks great man! How do you like it?

Its sweet, Rob. Very realistic looking. I understand QMX contributed many actual props to the movie, right? I don't think this is an authentic prop, but it's an "authentic replica", if there is such a thing. :)

That Kit Armando looks amazing. Jealous much.
Hope you're enjoying it!

Oh, I'm loving how it looks next to my old ST IV commemorative plate. May have to move it all though, because thats the spot Ive chosen for my soon to be finished NX-01.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dlots1701a on September 13, 2013, 01:33:50 pm
cool briece hope they are fun for you to build
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on September 13, 2013, 03:41:22 pm
Armando...glad you got your movie and phaser.

What I really have my eyes on is that Ships of the Line book.

Where did you score that?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: xray on September 13, 2013, 04:04:13 pm
$15.09 at Amazon for that book, its nice and a good reference and all that jazz, lol.
Scott
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 13, 2013, 04:33:45 pm
I got it thru Amazon a couple of years back, Cryo, like Xray said. It's pretty neat.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on September 13, 2013, 10:04:46 pm
Thanx guys for the info...

Oh boy...scored my first Snow Speeder in almost 20 years...saw it on eBay and couldn't...and I mean COULDN'T  pass it up.

(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm113/cryogenicdeath/20130913_225100.jpg)

Empire was my my favorite movie out of all of them...I feel the stash is starting to grow...slowly...but growing.  ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 13, 2013, 10:15:32 pm
Awesome Cryo...when do u think youll get to it? I have one on its way in also.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on September 13, 2013, 10:32:44 pm
Sweet...I was gonna ask you the same question when you get yours in...but I know your backed up like downtown traffic.  ;D

Actually...I dont know. I wanna start it soon though.

Last one I made I didnt pay too much attention to detail...I was more like how dirty and weathered can I get it.

This one I want a little of both...detail and some weathering.

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dlots1701a on September 14, 2013, 10:30:46 am
i  like the amt snowspeeder but i like the fine molds one better it's way more accurate and better pilots
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on September 14, 2013, 01:10:23 pm
I saw the Fine Molds one...very nice. Its just this MPC one was impossible to pass up.

The pilots in the MPC really do blow. Last one I did...I omitted the pilots.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 14, 2013, 06:37:56 pm
I'm already thinking about my next build when Im finished with the NX 01...not sure if I should stick with Trek, or do BG or Star Wars...fortunately I have a choice...been growing my stash over the last couple of months.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on September 16, 2013, 09:28:08 pm
Scored another TMP 3 ship Cadet series...you can never have enough of these. Especially...if your a refit fiend. This makes #4.

As Big Rob said...gotta start somewhere right? Scored an incredibly cheap JJ phaser which does make sounds and does have screws for easy accessibility if one should wanna customize one.  (http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/forum/images/gtnsmilies/hmmmm.gif)

(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm113/cryogenicdeath/20130916_221134.jpg)

I know its super bottom of the barrel...but I have a paint scheme that may turn this piece of coal...into a diamond.  ;)

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on September 16, 2013, 09:41:08 pm
Where did you score the phaser?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on September 16, 2013, 09:54:13 pm
There is a seasonal party shop that opens every year around this time for Halloween. My wife actually went to the store and texted me pics of it and asked if I wanted it.

I said sure...since these shallow pockets cant afford resin kits...much less studio replicas...why not.

I know most of them are silver and chrome brushed...but I saw one that was customized in gloss and flat blacks. Oh boy. (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/forum/smileyvault-drool.gif)

So...I think I will be going that route.

Now...if your interested...they have them here too Tankton.

http://www.cbsstore.com/star-trek-phaser-gun/detail.php?p=379441
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on September 16, 2013, 11:54:46 pm
I was thinking Alclad chrome and silvers to get the look.

Thanks for the link.


Scored!!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on September 17, 2013, 12:10:08 am
When I customize it , it will look nice next to my 2 TOS phasers. One is Diamond Select
and the other is a 24th Century Phazer kit.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on September 17, 2013, 06:54:57 am
Glad you scored one Tankton...would love to see the finished product after you customize it.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Datatimebomb on September 17, 2013, 08:37:23 am
I ordered my Enterprise D clear kit yesterday. I am pretty excited since they are ending production of them.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jellis11 on September 17, 2013, 10:24:36 am
SCORE! I hope you guys didn't think I gave up. I got so pi**ed off because of my epic failure with the TOS 1:1000 that I decided to dive even deeper.....I obtained the Clear D and the Enterprise B over the last few weeks and the Enterprise J should arrive in the next few days.....just gotta finish up my current project (WIP), then......... which one to start first?????

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: billski on September 17, 2013, 11:04:37 am
Hi Cryo,

Decisions, decisions  8) do the enterprise D. I am still waiting for my nebula conversion kit :'(
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on September 17, 2013, 07:28:55 pm
I'll post pics of all three when done Cryo.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 18, 2013, 06:17:19 pm
My latest acquisition...got it today.

(http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab26/Armando_De_La_Cabada/Model%20kit%20builds/Stash/null_zps67642e62.jpg) (http://s846.photobucket.com/user/Armando_De_La_Cabada/media/Model%20kit%20builds/Stash/null_zps67642e62.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on September 19, 2013, 06:47:34 am
Nice one. I've never seen this kit before. Let us know what its like because I'm in the market for a decent space shuttle
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: InsaneFinn on September 19, 2013, 07:28:31 am
Here's something nice for my JJPrise build. Too bad it wasn't available until recently, so Boyd couldn't get these on his build. I do have Orbital Drydock masks on the way too. Now all I need to do is build the damn thing :D

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/kxazajodzpu4e2a/2013-09-19%2015.09.24.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on September 19, 2013, 07:40:06 am
My latest acquisition...got it today.

Armando...I know your backed up...it seems your getting new stuff in all the time. (http://houston-imports.com/forums/images/smilies/yllol.gif)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Datatimebomb on September 19, 2013, 11:58:46 am
Ok recently I went on a splurge and bought the 1/350 NX-01, the 1/1000 NX-01 refit, and the clear 1/1400 Enterprise D.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 19, 2013, 12:03:19 pm
Lol...are you insinuating I am an addict, Cryo? Because I can stop any time I want to, OK??? Lol....

That is a cool set, Insane. Im glad you posted it. When the time comes to do my JJ, Ill look for these.

I'll post pics tonight, Dirk. I opened the box last night and took a look. The external tank is huge, and has a really cool texture to it. I think it's gonna look gorgeous once its painted. Just have to find the exact color match for that burnt orange color...

Those are 3 cool kits, Data...which are you going to do first?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on September 19, 2013, 12:06:48 pm
I stumbled upon this kit just the other day and had to have it. So I went down to my LHS and lo-wen behold there it was.

(http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/dirkpitt5point0/IMG_20130919_125255_498_zps0d960925.jpg)

(http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/dirkpitt5point0/IMG_20130919_125308_606_zps82526fb8.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: subgenius13 on September 19, 2013, 01:40:43 pm
Oh dear.. I may have to go and get that one now too!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on September 19, 2013, 01:51:03 pm
I haven't opened the box yet but it looks cool. Maybe a video review tonight.  8) ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Datatimebomb on September 19, 2013, 01:58:50 pm
Lol...are you insinuating I am an addict, Cryo? Because I can stop any time I want to, OK??? Lol....

That is a cool set, Insane. Im glad you posted it. When the time comes to do my JJ, Ill look for these.

I'll post pics tonight, Dirk. I opened the box last night and took a look. The external tank is huge, and has a really cool texture to it. I think it's gonna look gorgeous once its painted. Just have to find the exact color match for that burnt orange color...

Those are 3 cool kits, Data...which are you going to do first?
well it will be a while as I need to save up for an airbrush and vent booth. Then I will start with the nx refit after I am familiar with the airbrush.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 19, 2013, 03:46:27 pm
Make sure you post a thread of your work. I know I'm always interested in other people's techniques and tricks.

I paid for my NX 01 refit last night, Dirk. Cant wait for it to get here.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on September 19, 2013, 05:11:57 pm
Here's something nice for my JJPrise build. Too bad it wasn't available until recently, so Boyd couldn't get these on his build. I do have Orbital Drydock masks on the way too. Now all I need to do is build the damn thing :D

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/kxazajodzpu4e2a/2013-09-19%2015.09.24.jpg)

Now I know where they all went!!

Was gonna get a set this morning and I cannot find any site with them in stock!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on September 19, 2013, 05:20:13 pm
I had a DR appointment in Pensacola Monday and just had to visit the HS's there.
This is the result!!!


Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on September 19, 2013, 06:48:14 pm
Also, after 3rdPlaceTrekkie stated that he found a 350 enterprise on craigslist I went searching to see what I could find..

I ended up with this for $18 plus shipping.

Has the original box and everything!!
Found it in Philly PA.

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 19, 2013, 07:19:57 pm
Great Kenny...thats just great!! Now I'm gonna have to get a space station also...sigh. That model looks like its gonna be huge...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on September 19, 2013, 07:49:41 pm
It is about 28"wx19"dx16"h.

I have been wanting this kit but it goes for stupid prices on ebay!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 19, 2013, 07:57:42 pm
Wow...thats big man...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on September 19, 2013, 08:15:38 pm
Yep, but it's gonna go good in my Real Space Museum!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 19, 2013, 09:02:02 pm
Oh, you mean the whole wing you'll be adding to your house? Looks like I'll have to do that to display all my models...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Grumpy Popeye on September 19, 2013, 09:26:12 pm
Here's a little something I picked up just the other day,

Now I just need to (re)learn how to program!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on September 19, 2013, 10:56:21 pm
Very ambitious of you John.... I see an Arduino interface in my future as well, but I'm not quite there yet. As I recall this is used to format and program the AT series of chips?

Spent the past (too many) months working with circuits and am finally ready to get back to the plastic....   picked up a few goodies along the way too....   :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on September 19, 2013, 11:48:15 pm
Nice haul IMWolf
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on September 20, 2013, 03:55:19 am
awwww crap Kenny, you got a Tumbler??!? Thats No. 1 on my wishlist. Heard from my supplier today, my clear D and clear DS9 (gotta finish first one, gotta finish first one) should be here next week sometime.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: InsaneFinn on September 20, 2013, 05:51:05 am
Here's something nice for my JJPrise build. Too bad it wasn't available until recently, so Boyd couldn't get these on his build. I do have Orbital Drydock masks on the way too. Now all I need to do is build the damn thing :D

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/kxazajodzpu4e2a/2013-09-19%2015.09.24.jpg

Now I know where they all went!!

Was gonna get a set this morning and I cannot find any site with them in stock!
When I noticed that these PE parts were released earlier this month (I think) I wanted to order them, but at that time was currently only available on Paragrafix own site. But they had pretty big postal charge to Finland, so I decided to wait until other retailers got their hands of them and finally on Monday 9.9. CultTVMan got their hands on them so I ordered from there since they had lot cheaper postage.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on September 20, 2013, 08:08:06 am
awwww crap Kenny, you got a Tumbler??!? Thats No. 1 on my wishlist. Heard from my supplier today, my clear D and clear DS9 (gotta finish first one, gotta finish first one) should be here next week sometime.

I have a DS9 but would love to get my hands on a Clear one :-\
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on September 20, 2013, 08:47:00 am
Wil, the hobby shop where I got the Tumbler had a clear DS9. I almost grabbed it but I have 2 of the others so I decided not to.

It would have made it easier to light but I felt I was just being lazy!!!

They had so many nice scifi kits it was tempting me to get more. But I was really there just for the Tumbler, But when I saw the ISS I had to get it too!! :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Datatimebomb on September 20, 2013, 09:32:16 am
It is about 28"wx19"dx16"h.

I have been wanting this kit but it goes for stupid prices on ebay!


you mean evilbay right kenny?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on September 20, 2013, 10:59:01 am
Absolutely!! ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Jimmypop57 on September 20, 2013, 11:45:52 am
No pics, d'oh! I just picked up a few odds and ends, and a couple of model kits.

1x T2 HK that I am currently brainstorming on
 - VoodooFX light kit for giggles
1x Alpha Centuri UFO kit for the group build
 - 2x 6 LED micro chaser board kits

and then I said why not...

1x AMT Enterprise refit (gonna tear the old girl apart for parts)
1x Refit resin parts form DLM + parts for a third nacelle (whatever for you may ask?)
1x 537 saucer mounted torpedo launchers
1x 537 split impulse deck
1x 537 Federation class Dreadnought refit conversion kit (since the Ascension has already been done on the forums)
1x 537 supplemental decals, dreadnaught refit decals, and a few other bits
1x Refit effects board from a guy named Bernard across the pond (it does everything but nav/strobes)
1x Federation Nav/Strobe board (also from Bernard)

I'll post some pics when they all come in... Feel like a kid in a candy store!  ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on September 20, 2013, 01:10:00 pm
My mail man just dropped this off.

Watched a few builds of it so I had to get one!!

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: iams001efni on September 20, 2013, 03:55:07 pm
Here are a few items I've picked up recently:

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n154/Admiralkisluk/Meanwhile%20at%20the%20garage/null_zps351681c5.jpg) (http://s111.photobucket.com/user/Admiralkisluk/media/Meanwhile%20at%20the%20garage/null_zps351681c5.jpg.html)

Casting of a Screen Used Star Trek Nemesis "Dolphin" Phaser, the original travel clock they used as a base for the "Relativity" Tricorder from Voyager, and a Hero Plasma Disk Vulcan Scanner from Enterprise.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Spencer on September 20, 2013, 08:11:51 pm
Came in the mail today. Some good news after I found out my clear Enterprise D saucers were warped!

900 pieces spread over at least 12 different parts trees.
This is definitely one I'm going to save when I know that I'm ready for it!!!

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Datatimebomb on September 20, 2013, 09:24:55 pm
Came in the mail today. Some good news after I found out my clear Enterprise D saucers were warped!

900 pieces spread over at least 12 different parts trees.
This is definitely one I'm going to save when I know that I'm ready for it!!!

how do you know if they are warped?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Spencer on September 20, 2013, 09:40:17 pm
how do you know if they are warped?

Take a look, especially at the phaser band ... I'm pretty sure Trekworks had one in his youtube buildup.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4382/37218321626_2a65edabe4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YGRCms)

The plastic around the warps is also a little foggy. The both have the same date stamp too. Probably something funky happened when they pulled it from the mold.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Datatimebomb on September 20, 2013, 11:31:53 pm
thanks I will have to check mine
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 20, 2013, 11:33:39 pm
Alright Spencer! Im also going to wait a while before I even attempt mine. Just too afraid to screw it up.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 20, 2013, 11:44:53 pm
Ok, I checked both of my Ent Ds. One has a very slight distortion at the mid lower saucer phaser band, but it is almost not noticeable, so Ill let it go. The other one, however, has a crack, which I didnt see before because I hadnt inspected the model. I got it last week, so I dont even know if the guy who sold it to me will believe that it was there. Its only partial, so it may be salvageable. Maybe some glue, and after sanding, priming and painting I may be able to hide it. Dunno...tell me what you think guys.

(http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab26/Armando_De_La_Cabada/Model%20kit%20builds/Stash/null_zpsa1bda619.jpg) (http://s846.photobucket.com/user/Armando_De_La_Cabada/media/Model%20kit%20builds/Stash/null_zpsa1bda619.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Spencer on September 21, 2013, 12:11:02 am
Armando,

Sorry to hear about that crack. I think if you can glue it you'll be okay.

The one with the warp, do you know what the date code is (next to the UPC code). Both of mine had the same date and I'm now curious.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 21, 2013, 12:18:28 am
The date code is 01/06/2011 A2. But its a very slight thing.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Spencer on September 21, 2013, 01:12:09 am
Exact same code for both of mine. One was a pretty bad warp, the other was a slight one like yours.

I asked jellis11 what his code was. Hazard a guess that maybe his will be the same ...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on September 21, 2013, 07:14:52 am
Its a shame about the crack but I'm pretty sure it won't be noticeable once painted. 
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Datatimebomb on September 21, 2013, 02:13:43 pm
it is just the lower dome with the warp problem right?
If so my kit is fine and ready for building.

also my NX-01 Refit came today!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Spencer on September 21, 2013, 05:14:24 pm
Pretty sure it's only the lower saucer. If yours is okay then you should be fine.

My refit is in the mail. Was planning on doing a 1/1000 NX-01 soon, but now I don't know whether to still do it or do the refit version ... decisions, decisions ...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on September 21, 2013, 05:57:02 pm
Do both as the same time!!

Come on, you can do it!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on September 21, 2013, 06:16:20 pm
Sucks about the D's problems, mine arrives in a week or so so I'm hoping its from a different batch.
As to the NX-01, yea man, build both. I'm planning on getting two of the new kits and build one in each configuration.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 21, 2013, 06:25:22 pm
Yea, I think I'll be able to hide it with primer and paint. Cant wait for my refit...:)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Spencer on September 21, 2013, 09:36:38 pm
Do both as the same time!!

Come on, you can do it!!

Hmmm ... why not! Should be cool to do a before/after kind of thing!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on September 23, 2013, 11:53:47 am
Scored these 2 old Cylon Raiders...they are beaters...but with some cleaning and some much needed TLC...I can at least make one of them decent to look at.

(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm113/cryogenicdeath/20130923_123215.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jellis11 on September 23, 2013, 12:21:11 pm
Scored these 2 old Cylon Raiders...they are beaters...but with some cleaning and some much needed TLC...I can at least make one of them decent to look at.

(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm113/cryogenicdeath/20130923_123215.jpg)

SWEET!!!!

I have a whole stack of the green Cylon insignia decals left over from my build of the newer version. Let me know if you need any.....
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on September 23, 2013, 12:29:44 pm
Man, you guys got me a little nervous about my clear D. Gonna have to check it.

Scored these 2 old Cylon Raiders...

Nice grab Tony. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on September 23, 2013, 12:53:50 pm
Scored these 2 old Cylon Raiders...they are beaters...but with some cleaning and some much needed TLC...I can at least make one of them decent to look at.

(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm113/cryogenicdeath/20130923_123215.jpg)

Nice score CD
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on September 23, 2013, 03:08:43 pm
Jelli...thanx man. PM sent.  :)

Big Rob...thanx bro. I hope to start cleaning one tonight and see what I'm working with. A lot of seam work though.   :-\  and I hate seam work.

Dirk...thank you...the shipping actually was more than what I paid for these dinosaurs.  ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on September 23, 2013, 06:45:57 pm
Tony, with your talent you can really make them look good!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on September 23, 2013, 07:28:59 pm
Thanx brother...I will surely try my best. (http://xmodsforum.co.uk/images/smilies/049.gif)

I know when the Moebius Cylon hits...these shallow pockets wont finance that kit...so I figured I would go with an oldie I could afford.  ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on September 23, 2013, 09:12:11 pm
CD, you should turn one of those into a Razor Raider  ;). At least that's what I want to do with mine but 've yet to find a detailed build of how to do it..  8) In short, the wings are removed and placed on the opposite side.

http://www.jt-graphics.com/images/BA/BA009_box.jpg (http://www.jt-graphics.com/images/BA/BA009_box.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on September 23, 2013, 09:27:21 pm
I really like that dirk...didnt know they existed. (http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/forum/smileyvault-drool.gif)

I found this build on another forum...from back in '09.

http://www.resinilluminati.com/showthread.php?p=147689

Dont know if I got skills to do that though.

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 23, 2013, 09:33:17 pm
I love that! I still have the old original series Cylon Raider and Mark II Viper assembled models, but I'd get a new one just to assemble it like that. Come to think of it, I havent posted pics of those...they are kind of rudimentary, but still proud of them. Built them when I was a kid.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on September 24, 2013, 12:12:28 am
Awwwww dude!! I want I want I want!!!
Ok, now I have to search the interweb for one  :-\
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Datatimebomb on September 24, 2013, 10:30:15 am
Yesterday I got my 1/350 NX-01!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 24, 2013, 04:04:52 pm
Alright Data! You'll love the kit. I'm getting set to seal my saucer and begin the arduous task of Aztecking and decaling...I'm terrified...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on September 24, 2013, 07:21:47 pm
I'm getting set to seal my saucer and begin the arduous task of Aztecking and decaling...I'm terrified...

Thats the same feeling I get thinking about starting a 350 refit.  :-\

Good luck Armando...Im sure it will turn out fantastic. (http://xmodsforum.co.uk/images/smilies/049.gif)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 24, 2013, 07:40:55 pm
Thanks Cryo...I hope so...been trying to figure out these Aztec Dummy masks I got for it...I think Ill ask Boyd about it tonight if I can get in to the Hangout
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Jimmypop57 on September 25, 2013, 07:43:08 pm
Lots of new stuff inc, but some made it in this week!

(http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q565/Jimmypop57/IMG_1758.jpg) (http://s1164.photobucket.com/user/Jimmypop57/media/IMG_1758.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: spacepirate197x on September 25, 2013, 08:08:46 pm
Pirate strikes again!  The first three I've had for a few weeks.  The Zaku and Clear D I gave full retail for.  The 3rd Dlots1701a scored for me at a local show for $10 sealed.  The Last 2 I got over the weekend for $50 for both! 

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t678/spacepirate197x/box%20art/100_0518_zps97284661.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/spacepirate197x/media/box%20art/100_0518_zps97284661.jpg.html)
(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t678/spacepirate197x/box%20art/100_0520_zps76646236.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/spacepirate197x/media/box%20art/100_0520_zps76646236.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t678/spacepirate197x/box%20art/100_0519_zps46b19326.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/spacepirate197x/media/box%20art/100_0519_zps46b19326.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t678/spacepirate197x/box%20art/100_0490_zps9298c3df.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/spacepirate197x/media/box%20art/100_0490_zps9298c3df.jpg.html)

(http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t678/spacepirate197x/box%20art/100_0492_zps5b105d52.jpg) (http://s1319.photobucket.com/user/spacepirate197x/media/box%20art/100_0492_zps5b105d52.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on September 25, 2013, 08:36:09 pm
Essentially...you scored a Bandai E for $25? WOW...now thats a deal.  :o

Im so jealous.  :-\ ;)

$10 Klingon Cruiser in TMP box...unreal.  :o
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: spacepirate197x on September 25, 2013, 10:51:46 pm
Actually the E was $40 and the Robotech kit was $10. 
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 25, 2013, 10:55:06 pm
The Bandai looks sweet. How long is the model assembled?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: spacepirate197x on September 25, 2013, 11:27:23 pm
About a foot or so.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: cryogenic-death on September 26, 2013, 07:18:50 am
Actually the E was $40 and the Robotech kit was $10.

That's still a deal...and its lit too.

The only refit I don't have is the Bandai one...but the wallet can't handle it.

Great scores man.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Grumpy Popeye on September 26, 2013, 11:06:57 am
Excellent deal on the E, and looks like a good haul overall! 8)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on October 03, 2013, 05:18:43 pm
I was in the local Hobby Lobby today when I saw that they had two Trek kits: the 1/2500 Cadet Series Motion Picture Era Set and the 1/2500 Cadet Series Enterprise-D.  Both were going for $19.99 each.

I had their 40%-off coupon with me, so I picked up the Motion Picture Era Set kit.  A smooth $12.95 after tax.  Not bad at all!  Gotta love art store coupons!   :)

Now I have yet another Trek kit to add to my collection of un-built models.   ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on October 03, 2013, 06:15:53 pm
I was in the local Hobby Lobby today when I saw that they had two Trek kits: the 1/2500 Cadet Series Motion Picture Era Set and the 1/2500 Cadet Series Enterprise-D.  Both were going for $19.99 each.

I had their 40%-off coupon with me, so I picked up the Motion Picture Era Set kit.  A smooth $12.95 after tax.  Not bad at all!  Gotta love art store coupons!   :)

Now I have yet another Trek kit to add to my collection of un-built models.   ;D

I did the same thing for the same kit last week. Started it the other day. Cool little kit.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on October 05, 2013, 12:23:21 am
Saw an ad on craigslist that said simply:

"yard sale. Many items dining room set, clothes, star trek models..."   ???

It was 40 minutes away but i figured what the heck. I set my alarm and drove out first thing this morning. And was rewarded with this. Each was $5 except the klingon ship was $1... and I got one free... and also, that little baggie on top of the left stack?  :o A starfleet models keldon class resin comversion kit for thethe galor class cardassianresin ships, still new in the package with the instructions... the lady threw it in for free too... hate me.  8) lol
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on October 05, 2013, 12:28:43 am
Yes 3rdplace...definitely my hatred for you burns bright...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on October 05, 2013, 12:47:46 am
Good Score.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Julien on October 05, 2013, 01:19:14 am
Great score !

If you wish to resell some of those, give me a call....
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on October 05, 2013, 02:21:45 am
Great score !

If you wish to resell some of those, give me a call....

The C, excelsior, and ktinga are mine, my father in law spoke for the E and one if the galor class. Reliant, B, D, 2 galor, the keldon conversion, and the 2will reliants i was planning on selling on ebay. But ill listen to an offer on anything. Just shoot me a PM
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on October 05, 2013, 04:44:26 am
Just shoot me
hmmmmmm ........ nah  ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on October 05, 2013, 08:27:13 am
Just shoot me
hmmmmmm ........ nah  ;D

Lol
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on October 05, 2013, 06:19:37 pm
Hi Guys, as you might know I'm a newbie, so this is my latest acquisitions and the start of my Star Trek stash. I hope to start the clear D soon....

Picked up the D for $50 and the Revell for $60....Hard to get hold of star trek models in Adelaide, South Australia. I want a 1/350 refit so maybe its an ebay purchase.....freight will kill me ...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Mstowell on October 06, 2013, 06:32:40 am
I just got my hands on a 1984 AMT Enterprise 1701A from Star Trek III.
Does anyone know of any issues with this kit?
Also, anyone know if I can get Aztecs for it?
I think it is 1/500 scale, but not sure.  The box does not specify.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on October 06, 2013, 08:46:56 am
I just got my hands on a 1984 AMT Enterprise 1701A from Star Trek III.
Does anyone know of any issues with this kit?
Also, anyone know if I can get Aztecs for it?
I think it is 1/500 scale, but not sure.  The box does not specify.

Hi, Mstowell.

The 1/537 scale Star Trek III Enterprise model kit is a repackage of the one AMT/Ertl released for Star Trek II.  The tooling for these kits were changed to have the questionable addition of rather inaccurate-looking etched tiles all over the ship.  This is considerably different than the 'smooth' tile-less look of the original Enterprise refit model kit that was released for Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

There are other inaccuracies with the kit that have been long documented over the many years that the kit has been available.  You should be able to find various lists and discussions if you search the Internet.  But aside from the ugly tiles (that many modelers end up sanding away), it was a relatively solid kit back in the day.

Aztek Dummy makes a paint mask set for those kits.  You can find them for sale from www.culttvmanshop.com (http://www.culttvmanshop.com/Refit-Starship-Aztek-paint-masks-1537-AMT-from-Aztek-Dummy_p_494.html) and other places as well.

If you're looking for complete aztec decal sheets, I'm not sure if any 3rd-party vendor has ever created a set for that kit.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dlots1701a on October 06, 2013, 10:00:56 am
they have acreation but if you do buy from someplace like cult or starship modeler and make sure you clearcoat out of package
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Julien on October 07, 2013, 01:52:54 am
Went to a models exhibition/convention in Belgium this week-end, not much sci-fi going on, but I've picked-up those two :

(http://www.onlyforus.org/images/divers/voyager-maquis_1.JPG)



Revell didn't bother much with the design of the boxes...  ;D

An OOB Review of the maquis ship will be uploaded shortly to my youtube channel...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on October 07, 2013, 01:32:24 pm
Nice score Julien. I'm envious of your acquisition of the newer Voyager
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on October 10, 2013, 05:18:17 am
Well, the bloke I ordered my clear D and DS9 from is in hospital so those are delayed, hope its nothing serious.
In the meantime, my addiction to buying kits I'll never build, ie, the same thing we all suffer from??  ;D , led me to order this:
(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq268/Kila2000/1100-MG-Gelgoog-Production-Ver-2-0-MS-14A-13043067-5.jpeg) (http://s454.photobucket.com/user/Kila2000/media/1100-MG-Gelgoog-Production-Ver-2-0-MS-14A-13043067-5.jpeg.html)
The 1:100 MG Gelgoog Production Ver. 2.0 MS-14A from Bandai!
Been wanting a Gundam for AGES but I'm fussy and don't like most of the designs. This one I like and it was on sale at NZ$65, cheapest I can get this side of the planet I think?? Anyway, should get it Monday and I can't wait to build it up the first time.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on October 10, 2013, 07:27:36 pm
I answered an add I saw on craigslist wanting to sell models and came home with 160 new kits
for less than a buck a piece.

Cars, motorcycles, ships, airplanes and a few armor kits.

A widow was selling her recently passed husbands collection!

Will post some pics tomorrow when I get them sorted!!
Check craigslist guys, some good deals there!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on October 10, 2013, 10:29:19 pm
I answered an add I saw on craigslist wanting to sell models and came home with 160 new kits
for less than a buck a piece.

Cars, motorcycles, ships, airplanes and a few armor kits.

A widow was selling her recently passed husbands collection!

Will post some pics tomorrow when I get them sorted!!
Check craigslist guys, some good deals there!!

Great score Kenny!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on October 11, 2013, 12:33:53 am
Cant wait to see what you scored Kenny.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on October 11, 2013, 12:48:00 am
Got a little paint today  ;D

(http://s10.postimg.org/py01ihwfd/IMG_20131011_011134.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on October 11, 2013, 01:43:16 am
Just a little, huh Dkev...;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on October 11, 2013, 03:07:15 am
GEEZ Kev, to me that's better than my recent purchase!!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on October 11, 2013, 04:32:57 am
Always thought it'd be cool to go into a LHS, look at a paint stand and say to the shop keep "I'll have that one thanks", "um, which colour was that sir?", "No no my good man, not a colour, the whole stand, that one"  ;D

Can I borrow a green and a light grey please Kev  :P
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on October 11, 2013, 09:10:14 am

Can I borrow a green and a light grey please Kev  :P

Leave it to a Kiwi to want to borrow something he couldn't possibly return!!! ::) :P

Wil, love you man!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on October 11, 2013, 09:47:26 am
Here is most of the newly assimilated collection!

What is left are started kits, kits in zipper bags and some vac-formed airplanes.

Also, have a 1/350 Bismarck German Battleship and a couple of 1/32 airplanes in my office
from this assimilation as well!!

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on October 11, 2013, 11:51:07 am
Just a little, huh Dkev...;)

I might have a problem  ???

(http://s12.postimg.org/unnv4f6r1/IMG_20131011_124504.jpg)
(http://s12.postimg.org/twv4yn4dp/IMG_20131011_124516.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on October 11, 2013, 11:53:03 am
Here is most of the newly assimilated collection!

What is left are started kits, kits in zipper bags and some vac-formed airplanes.

Also, have a 1/350 Bismarck German Battleship and a couple of 1/32 airplanes in my office
from this assimilation as well!!

THAT...is a lot of kits. ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on October 11, 2013, 12:53:21 pm
But everything is well organized at least...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on October 11, 2013, 12:59:03 pm
Nice paint setup Kev!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on October 11, 2013, 01:13:51 pm
Are those Model Air paints good?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on October 11, 2013, 01:52:14 pm
Are those Model Air paints good?

I don't know yet. LOL!  But everyone says they are.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jellis11 on October 11, 2013, 02:18:31 pm
Armando and dkev.....I love the Vallejo Model Air paints.....super convenient, you don't have to thin them to spray (although it helps sometimes), no drips or waste. The only disadvantage I can think of is that, unlike Tamiya paints, you have one line (model air-black cap) for spraying and one line (white cap) for brushing. Between the two lines you will probably cover every color and shade imaginable.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on October 11, 2013, 03:59:34 pm
Kinda reminds me of my paint rack.

I like yours much better!!

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on October 11, 2013, 06:39:37 pm
Ok, Kenny, Kev, I hate you guys!!
In saying that, I'll have a ....  ;D

Oh, and Kenny, of COURSE I'll give em back, they just might not be in the same condition is all.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on October 11, 2013, 06:53:25 pm
OMG ...nice kits :)..I have the 1/6 Suzuki 1100....I did own a real one once..... and wow nice paints 8)...Im wondering if I need to build a paint rack too...you guys are so neat...well done..!!!
 I have about 45 kits mainly 1/32 aircraft, however I know one guy...500 plus kits, another with 2000 kits and another with 5000 kits plus....so Im guessing we dont have a mental health problem yet..!! :o  LOL

and the Bismark is a huge build...wow ;D

regards Artie
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on October 11, 2013, 07:18:35 pm
I have been wanting to Bismarck for some time now. I didn't even know she had the kit until she pulled it
 from under the bed! It seems he stored his ship kits under there!!

Some of my pints are organized but most are not!
I still have trouble finding the one I am looking for and it so happens to be the very last one I look at.
I don't know why I don't start with the last bottle first. Would save a lot of time searching!!! :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on October 11, 2013, 09:53:50 pm
Why don't you just add a neural transmitter to each paint? That way you'll know where they are, all the time, even in your sleep!!  :o
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on October 11, 2013, 10:24:59 pm
Kinda reminds me of my paint rack.

I like yours much better!!

Nice rack. LMAO!!! I just had to say it. My black one, I built for less then 5 dollars. I got the idea from watching this lady build it for finger nail polish on you tube.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Quarky on October 19, 2013, 04:59:55 am
Sort of sci-fi related - Our two new acquisitions, Nyota and Padme :)  I got to choose the names!
(http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u599/Quarky68/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20131011_220749_zps4bb47cc9.jpg) (http://s1323.photobucket.com/user/Quarky68/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20131011_220749_zps4bb47cc9.jpg.html)
(http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u599/Quarky68/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20131011_220712_zps60b2f0a1.jpg) (http://s1323.photobucket.com/user/Quarky68/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20131011_220712_zps60b2f0a1.jpg.html)

Nyota is the one with the big ears!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jmilesmusicman on October 19, 2013, 11:52:23 am
LOL! Cute kitties! Are they Siamese or Silver Point? Are you going to Aztec them?  ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on October 19, 2013, 04:38:38 pm
Did you have to glue each strand of hair or did it all come as one piece?  ;D

This is my boy Archie when he was little:
(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq268/Kila2000/DSCF3314.jpg) (http://s454.photobucket.com/user/Kila2000/media/DSCF3314.jpg.html)

My daughter is studying to be a vet nurse and brought this lil' guy home when he was 10 days old, abandoned by mum. He's now 6 months old and a lil' terror.
Unfortunately our other cat was hit by a car and to be put down. He was a real character and is sorely missed  :-[
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jellis11 on October 24, 2013, 09:09:14 am
Kila, that is awesome.....my daughter is second year in the Vet program also at (the) Oklahoma State University.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jellis11 on October 24, 2013, 09:12:53 am
Who else got their new "old school" Vipers? (sorry, no pic yet) I got mine at the beginning of the week! Can't wait to get it started!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on October 24, 2013, 02:36:58 pm
Mine is on its way, Jellis...cant wait. The Mark II is one of three surviving models from my youth that I still have and display proudly in my mancave. The other two are the old Cylon raider (also on the list for that one) and the Empire Destroyer from Star Wars...you know, come to think of it, I should probably put up pics of them here. They are rudimentary builds, with only minimal painting, by my present standards, but they hark back to my early days in the hobby, so...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Big Rob on October 24, 2013, 03:00:15 pm
Just got it this morning! Looking forward to getting started on it!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jellis11 on October 24, 2013, 03:22:15 pm
Mine is on its way, Jellis...cant wait. The Mark II is one of three surviving models from my youth that I still have and display proudly in my mancave. The other two are the old Cylon raider (also on the list for that one) and the Empire Destroyer from Star Wars...you know, come to think of it, I should probably put up pics of them here. They are rudimentary builds, with only minimal painting, by my present standards, but they hark back to my early days in the hobby, so...

Yes, Armando, you definitely should post some pics......unfortunately, my addiction to scifi models only started a few years back ( I did nothing but cars and planes as a kid) So, my only Galactica models so far are the Moebius Viper that was released a few years back and the newest Cylon Raider. I'd like to get the new raider that's coming out too....it looks a bit bigger than the others?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on October 25, 2013, 01:25:13 am
I think I also heard somewhere that it was going to be bigger than the old one. I guess I'll compare them when I get it.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Spencer on October 25, 2013, 09:09:36 am
Knock at the door ...

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag156/s-juice/IMG_0752_zps03669041.jpg) (http://s1303.photobucket.com/user/s-juice/media/IMG_0752_zps03669041.jpg.html)

Sweeet ...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on October 25, 2013, 11:12:54 am
Love those knocks at the door...he he...that's quite a haul Spence...where did you say you live...?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Caladonis on October 25, 2013, 12:10:52 pm
Who else got their new "old school" Vipers? (sorry, no pic yet) I got mine at the beginning of the week! Can't wait to get it started!


Got mine  8)

-Don
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Spencer on October 25, 2013, 12:12:02 pm
Love those knocks at the door...he he...that's quite a haul Spence...where did you say you live...?

Went for the 350 NX-01, then I saw the new bridge kit, then the ... ...  well you get the idea!

Where do I live? ... In a house ... with a closely guarded closet!   ;) ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on October 25, 2013, 06:36:21 pm
Your closet opens onto mine, thanks for the Tie Fighter  ;D now wheres that barricade?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on October 25, 2013, 07:24:57 pm
Lol...just you hope Kenny doesnt get wind of this haul...he'll assimilate all your models...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Spencer on October 25, 2013, 09:00:19 pm
Let's see here ... (opens yellow pages) ... Species 8472 ... ah, here we are ... (evil hand wringing) ...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on October 25, 2013, 10:13:52 pm
Here are some new additions
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on October 26, 2013, 12:28:58 pm
Lol...just you hope Kenny doesnt get wind of this haul...he'll assimilate all your models...


I want that Tie Fighter..... NOW GIVE ME WHAT I WANT!!!!!

Hold please, assimilation in progress!!!



My old school Viper arrived Tuesday and picked up the new bridge set also.
Picked up 3 new cars this week also. Foose Impala, Charger and Coronet.
I will post a pic in a bit!

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on October 26, 2013, 01:19:12 pm
New kits!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on October 26, 2013, 06:16:14 pm
Niiiice....still waiting on my Viper...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on October 26, 2013, 09:25:47 pm
It is a very nice kit!

I have been wanting the Chip Foose cars for a while now and Hobby Lobby just got the Impala in. So, I thought I would pick them up. Got one more to get. There are 4 in the set!

On a car kick right now!!


Tankton, does that R2D2 kit have the chrome dome?
Also, how tall is the kit?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on October 26, 2013, 09:30:59 pm
Yes it has the chrome dome. It's about 6 inches tall when complete.
It comes with stickers instead of decals. So I'm either going to scan the
stickers and make decals or do a lot of masking and paint work.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on October 26, 2013, 09:37:22 pm
I have scanned stickers to make decals before with satisfactory results!!

Thanks, I might have to pick up one of those kits.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jedijeff on October 27, 2013, 07:52:38 pm
I went to a Local Toy Show today and picked up a First Contact AMT Enterprise E from a few years back. I really need to stop building my pile of Models and Build Models.   :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on October 27, 2013, 08:39:15 pm
I want one of those..... ;D ;D ;D

regards Artie
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on October 27, 2013, 09:57:20 pm
Definitely see a trend here... lol
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on October 28, 2013, 06:52:06 am
Recent purchases

I showed this one in my workbench thread last week

(http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/dirkpitt5point0/Revell%20PT%20Boat%20Not%20PT-109/IMG_20131026_205611_353_zps8690f8e1.jpg)

(http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/dirkpitt5point0/Moebius%20battlestar%20Galactica/IMG_20131026_205636_344_zpsc1ace844.jpg)

(http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/dirkpitt5point0/Moebius%20Battlestar%20Pegsus/IMG_20131026_205657_139_zps1e85873f.jpg)

(http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/dirkpitt5point0/Moebius%20Viper%20Mk%20II/IMG_20131026_205623_495_zps1d836243.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: impearse on October 28, 2013, 07:22:50 am
Which of the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition is it that syas get out and buy all the kits you can lay your hands on, on the off-chance that you get enough rainy days to build them?  ;D  Mind you, I wish I had the spare income and storage space to do the same  8)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on October 28, 2013, 01:12:51 pm
Hey Dirk.....    both of those battlestar kits are on my list too.....  once my money tree blooms again!

Will you be building either of them soon?

Wolf
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on October 28, 2013, 09:28:59 pm
I would like to but I have to admit there is a bit of an intimidation factor in play. I'm starting with the viper and then see what happens
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Spencer on November 01, 2013, 11:21:31 pm
Stopped by Radio Shack to pick up a couple things and found this ...

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4428/37297612251_df3f77d848.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YPS1Gc)

Been toying with the idea of getting one, and there it was staring me in the face! Here's hoping I can put it to some good use!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on November 02, 2013, 06:18:40 am
Cool...   I've been curious about the programmable chip show for a few months now Spencer but I don't know enough about it all.

What type of IC's can you program with this interface and where do you get the software?

Wolf
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: InsaneFinn on November 02, 2013, 07:14:30 am
I'm not entirely sure as I'm no expert on this stuff, though I try to learn. But anyway the chips mostly used is probably Atmega328 or for smaller projects ATtiny85. These are the ones I have gotten myself and here's the examples what I have accomplished so far: This is for Refit Enterprise, which is (very slowly) under construction http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjK8jbaOlF0 Though this is not my design. I got help from Bernie Pottrell, who sells these as a kit in WiredFX.co.uk.

Other one is for "JJprise" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHnRtbAx_Mw and the code for this is just basic chaser whit slight modifications for my needs. Bernie Pottrell is also working on releasing kit for this as well and he has similar effect, though his looks bit better, but I think I can make that one as well. Bigger problem I currently have is I have no idea how to get the blinkers work as well on single chip. Currently if I try to make them together the effect goes single rotate then stops and then comes the blinkers and then repeat.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Spencer on November 02, 2013, 07:38:40 am
Indeed, this board uses the Atmega328. You can get the software off of Arduino's web site.

I've only ever built passive circuits (resistors, capacitors, etc.) and I really don't know all that much about ICs. But I have a fair amount of programming experience so that should help me out some.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: InsaneFinn on November 02, 2013, 09:07:26 am
But I have a fair amount of programming experience so that should help me out some.

That might help as I didn't have any programming experience before I started playing with Arduino and I haven't played with it enough so I could write even the simplest code without some tutorial. :D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on November 06, 2013, 12:55:53 am
Ok Guys...I'm so excited :).....I've gone and done it :o..yes that's right...I own a 1/350 1701-A / refit .... :) :) :) ..SO look out...LOL

WOW...what a great kit....I've never seen one in the flesh..I purchased it over the phone and got it for a great price...$99 ( I got very Lucky)...which is really a great price in Australia.(can be as much as $200)

It has the aztec decals....and lots of bits..ie standard kit. Its the 2009 release

So Now I will have to start finding all the goodies for it.....and thanks Julian (SFMA member) as he very helpful with advice and inspired me to not give up....

Cheers Artie... (Enterprise clear D builder ATM)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on November 06, 2013, 02:33:38 am
Awesome score Artie
The 350 Refit is a great addition to any collection.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on November 06, 2013, 03:15:49 am
Thanks Wil.... 8)

cheers Artie.....PS...I have a smile ya cant wipe off with a house brick ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Bierce Mountain on November 06, 2013, 06:55:10 am
Not scifi, but I picked up a Revell kit of the Eiffel Tower in 1/382 scale. It was just too odd ball to pass up.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Grumpy Popeye on November 06, 2013, 10:56:57 am
Hehe, you gotta build that being trashed by some giant monster! ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Bierce Mountain on November 06, 2013, 11:52:08 am
Hehe, you gotta build that being trashed by some giant monster! ;D

I like the way you think. That would be pretty funny. :o
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Julien on November 06, 2013, 12:16:02 pm
Ok Guys...I'm so excited :).....I've gone and done it :o..yes that's right...I own a 1/350 1701-A / refit .... :) :) :) ..SO look out...LOL

WOW...what a great kit....I've never seen one in the flesh..I purchased it over the phone and got it for a great price...$99 ( I got very Lucky)...which is really a great price in Australia.(can be as much as $200)

It has the aztec decals....and lots of bits..ie standard kit. Its the 2009 release

So Now I will have to start finding all the goodies for it.....and thanks Julian (SFMA member) as he very helpful with advice and inspired me to not give up....

Cheers Artie... (Enterprise clear D builder ATM)

Congrats, Arthur. You are now a member of the "I-have-a-1/350-Refit-Enterprise-kit-and-I-plan-to-start-it-soon-but-I'm-not-sure-when-I'm-gonna-have-time-to-build-this-thing" club.  ;D

Next step is answering the hard questions : Refit or "A" version? Painted aztec or decals? lights or no lights? How much money to invest in after-market parts?


Anyway, enjoy your kit for now. In a way, it's almost as beautiful as a kit than when it's build... ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on November 06, 2013, 12:57:07 pm
Hey, that's a very respectable club, and I am proud to say I am a member. Of course, I am also a member of the "dozens of kits collected because I must have them and will build at some point in my life" club.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on November 06, 2013, 08:17:45 pm
Not to mention the "I've started this kit and have been working on it for ages but can't quite finish it so I'll another kit and work on it for ages and not quite finishing it before starting another kit and ...." you get the idea  ;D Proud member of that one.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on November 06, 2013, 08:20:19 pm
Lol...I get the feeling I might be joining that club very soon, Kila
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Julien on November 09, 2013, 04:03:20 am
Directly from Japan, some 1/1000 model kits based on the show Space Battleship Yamato 2199 !

 - The Yamato of course ! (with a tiny carrier in bonus)
 - Combined Cosmo fleet set #2 - 4 ships total - 2 Murasame class and 2 Yukikaze class. (with a tiny one man fighter in bonus)
 - Garmillas warships set #1 with 2 ships (no bonus)

(http://www.onlyforus.org/images/Yamato/box1.JPG)

(http://www.onlyforus.org/images/Yamato/box2.JPG)

(http://www.onlyforus.org/images/Yamato/box3.JPG)

(http://www.onlyforus.org/images/Yamato/box4.JPG)

(http://www.onlyforus.org/images/Yamato/box5.JPG)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Firebiro on November 09, 2013, 06:37:15 am
Thought I would join in here :)

Colonial Viper MK 2 with PHoto etch detail and VOdoo lighting kit
350 Refit enterprise with photoetch detail and multiple lighting kits
X-Wing studio scale cockpit and lighting kit (still waiting to hear back from Captain Cardboard about the model I actually purchased :( )

More are on the way too :D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Bierce Mountain on November 09, 2013, 08:00:05 am
Directly from Japan, some 1/1000 model kits based on the show Space Battleship Yamato 2199 !

 - The Yamato of course ! (with a tiny carrier in bonus)
 - Combined Cosmo fleet set #2 - 4 ships total - 2 Murasame class and 2 Yukikaze class. (with a tiny one man fighter in bonus)
 - Garmillas warships set #1 with 2 ships (no bonus)

(http://www.onlyforus.org/images/Yamato/box1.JPG)

Very nice. I've been eyeing some of these kits (I've got the 1/500 Yamato from this new series). You'll have to let me know what the quality of the molding is.

The mini kit's I've avoided because from every picture I've seen, they're pretty crude. Not a criticism, just an observation.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Grumpy Popeye on November 09, 2013, 09:23:41 am
Nice haul Julien!

I\d love to get the 1:1000 Yamato to display along side my 1K Enterprise, but I already have the 1:500 Yamato that came out a few years ago (which I need to finish)  :-[
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on November 09, 2013, 08:29:49 pm
Ok...Look how I started my Sunday Morning...turned the PC on...saw an advert for some one selling Star Trek kits, who lived 20 mins away...and I got ALL of  these for a GREAT  price..about the price of ONE 1/350 refit kit. :) :) :) I couldn't get them in the car quick enough...!!!  Absolutely very pleased. ;D


( Only  got one 1701-A 1/350 in the purchase, but had to include it in my pic to show I have 2 ;))...I got my first 1/350 earlier this week)....

So I guess I will busy for a couple of years.... :o

cheers Artie
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on November 10, 2013, 12:23:02 am
Wow...that is a hell of a haul...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: luminous on November 10, 2013, 12:45:18 am
Oh My Artie I am So jealous . Drools......
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on November 10, 2013, 01:25:11 am
Better lock your doors well Artie, I'm jumping on a plane to Aussie and gonna pay ya a visit ...
Could I borrow money for airfare?  ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on November 10, 2013, 04:59:23 am
Hi Guys,

Yes I'm feeling very happy and certainly a little numb, about my good fortune, this week....these big kits are few and between from all I've spoken to here in Adelaide.....Just the 1/350 1701 would cost me $175-$180 on Ebay..delivered, as postage is $55 or more from the States..and there is 1 kit available in a Perth Hobby shop...for $200. Perth is over a 1000 miles west..!!

So I did extremely well...I got all 8 kits for $180. :)

Thanks for your good wishes fellas

regards Artie
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Julien on November 10, 2013, 07:36:07 am
Great find Arthur ! Long hours of fun await you now !  ;D




Very nice. I've been eyeing some of these kits (I've got the 1/500 Yamato from this new series). You'll have to let me know what the quality of the molding is.

The mini kit's I've avoided because from every picture I've seen, they're pretty crude. Not a criticism, just an observation.


Bierce, I haven't pull anything out of their bags yet, but from what I've seen, it's very high quality.

You can see the tiny details the fighters have, and how smart they were for the tiny cannons !

I see what you mean for the mini-kits... it's not something I would have bought, but it's a really nice surprise to have them in bonus.
The purple sprue it's the sprue for the tiny carrier included in the Yamato kit.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on November 10, 2013, 10:14:44 pm
Bandai kit engineering is INCREDIBLE, as you've no doubt realised. The Gundam kits I've bought are FULL of little detail bits and leaves you wondering just how they do it.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Firebiro on November 11, 2013, 02:55:40 am
Brilliant Haul Artie, jaw dropping :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on November 11, 2013, 10:35:32 am
Went to a model kit 'expo' / meet yesterday.  Was hoping to get an Enterprise-B kit cheap so that I could use parts of it for a more accurate future build of the Excelsior kit I have.  But nobody there had one.  Oh well.

But I found a Moebius Viper MKII kit for $15.  I also found an SD (Super Deformed) Gundam kit for $7 that I will build for my little nephew who loves that stuff.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iuJ2F7KCMVk/UoEEd3Xwx4I/AAAAAAAABl4/3Ms6pF8rN6s/s640/P1110311.jpg)

I also found a good deal on super-thin masking tape.  0.7mm and 1mm thick.  Only the Japanese seem to make hobby masking tape that thin.  $3.00 each.  Good deal.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gBdggU_VI0s/UoEEp3cpo-I/AAAAAAAABmE/jonoF4_-E9c/s640/P1110312.jpg)

:)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on November 11, 2013, 10:17:00 pm
Nice finds. The SD Gundams, although weird looking, are still cool.
As to the tape, 3m do some thin vinyl tape, I think its the same stuff Boyd uses? Anyway, seen as thin as 3mm.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: manu on November 13, 2013, 12:52:00 am
Here's my latest purchse


(http://www.phoximages.de/images-i12437b5tu49.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i12437b5tu49.html)

(http://www.phoximages.de/images-i12438bpjf7t.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i12438bpjf7t.html)

Not that spectacular. granted. But the tought of having 3 Deloreans from 3 movies from 3 different manufacturers had a certain appeal to me.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on November 13, 2013, 01:30:13 am
I think its very cool...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Grumpy Popeye on November 14, 2013, 10:29:51 am
Nice! Delorean haul!

Is it just me or is the PL offering smaller than the AMT/ Aoshima kits?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Spencer on November 14, 2013, 03:16:35 pm
... having 3 Deloreans from 3 movies ...

Droooool ...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tony Westwood on November 14, 2013, 03:50:03 pm
Nice! Delorean haul!

Is it just me or is the PL offering smaller than the AMT/ Aoshima kits?

Yeah, that will be because it is 1/25 scale where as the other 2 are 1/24 scale  ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on November 15, 2013, 08:13:42 am
Having all the Deloreans from the 3 movies is a very cool idea.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Firebiro on November 21, 2013, 01:48:02 pm
Sorry about the quality of the photos guys, I just got my hands on three figure kits :) Picture 1 shows them all together :)

Picture 2 is Iron man, talking to Bernie from Wiredfx.com about lighting this guy up (may I recommend anyone who hasent to check out the live hangouts, its great to meet people who are passionate about what they are doing nd what you are doing!)

Picture 3 is Black widow! I may get in trouble for saying this, but who doesnt want Scarlett Johanson in their collection!

Picture 4 is the big guy, a 1/5 Terminator T-800 model I won on ebay! This is gonna be great!

Picture 5 is spacifically for Armando here on the forums, here is the T-800 skull in the palm of my hand, this guy is going to be massive!

Cheers guys!

Morgan
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on November 21, 2013, 03:28:17 pm
Hello Morgan,

wow , that looks great...nice Haul congratulations.... Please tell us 'Newbies' more about the terminator kit...nice :)

cheers Artie
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on November 21, 2013, 04:04:56 pm
Alright Fire! Those are great finds. I have to post my other Terminator kits that I got recently so you guys can check them out. I saw Black Widow at my local hobby shop and almost got her. I agree with your assessment that every guy should have Scarlett in his collection ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tony Westwood on November 21, 2013, 04:26:35 pm
hey Firebiro,

is that the version of the T800 endo with white metal hands, or is it the one with standard vinyl ones?
If it's the metal hands version I'm really jealous, I've been looking for another one to replace the one I sold to comet Miniatures for years  ;D

Those 1/5 kits can be REALLY impressive when built (and 3mm LEDs in eye sockets is so easy it would be criminal not to do it), but they really also need the vinyl pistons in arms & legs chopping out and replacing with ones made from Aluminium tubing (see attached)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Firebiro on November 22, 2013, 03:07:10 am
Thanks Artie, A little different from the ships and fighters alright, there will definitely be a build of the Terminator when I clear the decks so be on the lookout!

Cheers Armando I can only hope mine will turn out half as good as yours, with the added scale it may be easier for me to get lights running through it but I'm in awe of your build. Definitely need to see your other terminator kits :)

Thanks Tony, yeah its the version with the white metal hands, sorry don't mean to make anyone jealous :P It popped up on ebay and I had to bid, and after getting stuck into Armando's build I had to get it :) Oh and definitely it will be lit :) Going to try and base him on some king of factory flooring, like in the first film, as I don't have the phase plasma pulse rifle I don't think future war is really the place for him!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tony Westwood on November 22, 2013, 11:33:58 am
Yeah, you'll love that T800 when he's done mate. If I hadn't needed money so badly to buy a classic car I'd been searching for for 25yrs I would NEVER have parted with mine.

The proportions are spot on with the 1/5 vinyl kit, and no unsightly seams to hide. Standard 3mm red LEDs are perfect size for the eyes, and easy to run wires down through model.

As I said before the only thing that let it down was the fact that the arms & legs were moulded as a solid block instead of getting individual piston detail so you have to correct that yourself, but once that is done it is an awesome model.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on November 22, 2013, 02:25:03 pm
Sounds like it will look amazing once completed....anxious to see it done
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Jexter on November 22, 2013, 02:58:37 pm
Just been on amazon and ordered the Revell 1:600 Scale U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 & the Revell U.S.S. Voyager  ;D been looking for the T-800 since i saw Armando start his on the sfma hang out, good job by the way love the base you did looks sweeeet
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on November 22, 2013, 04:59:36 pm
Thanks Jexter!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Firebiro on November 23, 2013, 05:51:35 am
Just been on amazon and ordered the Revell 1:600 Scale U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 & the Revell U.S.S. Voyager  ;D been looking for the T-800 since i saw Armando start his on the sfma hang out, good job by the way love the base you did looks sweeeet

Hey Jexter, I have the 1701 kit, you can see my build up in the WIP threads, its a lovely kit and you will have fun with it :) Sabreuk is also doing a fantastic build of the voyager, I recommend having a look at his WIP of this also :)

Armando and Tony, unfortunately I wont be starting the T-800 for a little while, the stockpile of models is getting on the rediculous side :P I am looking forward to it though!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tony Westwood on November 23, 2013, 05:59:10 am
Ha, I always say that too ("I won't start that yet as I've got to get this built first"), but a good model "Calls" to you like the mythological Sirens of old.
They say "Tony, here I am, come on, build me, build me, you know you want to, come on, just open my box" and I have a heck of a hard time resisting  ;D   
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Jexter on November 23, 2013, 09:30:16 am
look at what just turned up ;D
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/TheJoker247/IMG_0222.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dirkpitt289 on November 23, 2013, 12:39:16 pm
look at what just turned up ;D
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h137/TheJoker247/IMG_0222.jpg)

These are two of my top three desired kits. Jealous would be an understatement
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Firebiro on December 06, 2013, 03:24:15 am
More stuff to put away and forget about until I have some of my other things cleared off the bench.

First up is the Bird of Prey, I just had to get it, and there are a ton of absolutely gorgous builds on here for reference! Got the mad man lighting kit for this one too so happy days, hopefully a straight forward enough build :)

Second is the "Shelaa" Female Predator, have been looking at this one for a while and even though it appears to be a recast, there are very little filling parts or anything along those lines, should again be a simple enough build and more inclined on the paint job, so I better get my airbrushing skills up with the TOS enterprise and the Viper MK II :D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on December 06, 2013, 06:59:18 am
Nice Morgan  ;) well done...looking forward to both these builds....

cheers Artie
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on December 11, 2013, 10:25:30 pm
$27 on shopgoodwill.com o yeah!  8)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jellis11 on December 13, 2013, 08:12:41 am
This is "almost" a new acquisition, and I can't find any good photos I can use, but I just preordered the Revell Germany 1:30 Star Wars X-Wing from CultTVMan....YES! My first SW model!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on December 13, 2013, 08:46:38 am
NICE.....heres a pic
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jellis11 on December 13, 2013, 09:02:35 am
That be the one Artie! I'm at work today (acting like I'm working) so my internet access is a bit limited!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on December 16, 2013, 08:43:11 pm
$27 on shopgoodwill.com o yeah!  8)

 Lol just realized it was not a picture on this post. Here it is! There were no decals in the Box, but everything else was there.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Julien on December 17, 2013, 01:05:04 am
Wow, 27 dollars for the 1/350 Refit... That's a steal, nice find !
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on December 17, 2013, 04:22:38 am
Yes it is .................what a bargain :) :)

cheers Arthur
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dlots1701a on December 17, 2013, 07:13:27 am
you have one of the first editions Trekkie that one did not come with aztecks
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on December 17, 2013, 08:19:42 am
No aztecs, or registration numbers, no pinstripes, nothin. Arg! Oh well , mayne ill just make a reliant instead...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: MattA on December 17, 2013, 01:09:16 pm
No aztecs, or registration numbers, no pinstripes, nothin. Arg! Oh well , mayne ill just make a reliant instead...

You might see if HDAModelworx will make a copy of the registry sheet for you.  Either that, or see if Round2 will sell you one.  That kit only came with the registry decal page in the first place. 

Good score!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on December 17, 2013, 01:31:57 pm
Jerry at HDAModelworx...thats the ticket...he has great products
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on December 17, 2013, 08:47:42 pm
Hi Guys just got hold of this at the local DVD shop...its over 100F outside here in Adelaide at the moment...not great for coffee and tea.... :o :o :o

cheers Artie
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Julien on December 18, 2013, 01:18:22 am
This time you've done it, Artie... I'm Jealous ! ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on December 18, 2013, 01:24:34 am
its now 106 F...Thats 41C.....I wish it was a beer mug...LOL  Forcast for Thursday...43C 

Thanks Julien :)

regards Artie
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tony Westwood on December 18, 2013, 12:02:28 pm
No aztecs, or registration numbers, no pinstripes, nothin. Arg! Oh well , mayne ill just make a reliant instead...

JT Graphics also do replacement decals for the 1/350 refit (available through CultTVman or federation models)

Hope this helps
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tony Westwood on December 26, 2013, 08:44:39 am
My "Santa haul"......
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on December 26, 2013, 09:44:10 am
Not bad at all Tony....    (as Meatloaf would say) 2 out of 3 ain't bad....
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on December 26, 2013, 09:59:05 am
Got a few nice Christmas gifts from my sweetest girlfriend to help me along with model kit building...

A highly-rated Senco PC1010 air compressor.  I took a quick trip to Harbor Freight and picked up a 1/4" male-to-male brass coupler, an air/moisture filter, and a set of brass quick connects to add to it.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2u9O2C9Ci44/UrxOuuqKktI/AAAAAAAABqQ/-JOAihy5Fhw/s800/P1110367.jpg)

Should be something nice for the Paasche VLS double-action airbrush set I have.

I also got the three ParaGrafix photoetch sets that I've been wanting:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dSoYihA53rY/UrxPT9maEvI/AAAAAAAABqk/IJ6Pm2zmydk/s800/P1110368.jpg)

Ho, ho, ho!

I hope everyone else had a good X-mas.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tony Westwood on December 26, 2013, 03:41:37 pm
Not bad at all Tony....    (as Meatloaf would say) 2 out of 3 ain't bad....

Yeah, over here in UK the 1/350 TOS kit is selling for around
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jellis11 on December 26, 2013, 10:12:41 pm
Tony....nice catch! Unfortunately my wife chooses to ignore my fasination with the styrene.......

Gadgetron....great compressor! Im a big Senco fan! (Other hobby is cabinetry)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on December 27, 2013, 03:03:49 am
Hey Tony....just seen the British weather..OMG...Hope you keep dry and out of the wind...as it looks like your post was cut short due to power going out..?

cheers Arthur
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Red Shirt Guy on December 27, 2013, 03:01:08 pm
I got skunked.  :(  Nothing under our tree. The wife doesn't get it.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kuce on December 27, 2013, 03:20:56 pm
I understand, RedShirtGuy.  I had to buy some wire cutters and LED's for my wife to put in my stocking.

Tony - you've got the stuff now.  Where're those build logs?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on December 27, 2013, 06:54:00 pm
I got skunked.  :(  Nothing under our tree. The wife doesn't get it.

I feel your pain brother!!

My boss gave me a $25 gift card to Hobby Lobby.
That was the extent of my Christmas haul!!

And people are wondering why I am turning to the Dark Side!!

Ba Hum Bug!!!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on December 27, 2013, 08:16:23 pm
No new kits from Santa. But I didn't ask for any. I got a bunch of "house keeping" items that I needed for my air and paint brushes. I did get one of those Tri-Fluorescent  mountable desk lamps though. Those are awesome. Made a huge difference.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tony Westwood on December 27, 2013, 10:38:56 pm
I understand, RedShirtGuy.  I had to buy some wire cutters and LED's for my wife to put in my stocking.

Tony - you've got the stuff now.  Where're those build logs?

Hi Kuce, they are on the way. We've had the grandkids here since Xmas Day, but they went home at about 5pm this evening and work started on the NX-01 before the car had left the street  ;D

I'm hoping to have something worth posting pics of by tomorrow night  ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on December 28, 2013, 12:21:52 am
I have to admit, in all fairness, that my wife did ask if I wanted a model kit for Xmas. Problem is I wanted the Titan models K'Tinga, and the damned thing is 400 plus shipping, so that ruled that out. Oh well...I do have a good stash now, so Ill work on those for a while.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on December 28, 2013, 01:28:12 am
Got the 1/537 Reliant, a load of LED's from Tom at Modelers Brand, bits 'n' bobs from DLM and a pile of tools and so forth for the hobby. Did'nt do too bad at all methinks! ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on December 28, 2013, 03:32:03 am
The missus ordered me an RX-78-2 Gundam, the version 3 MG kit, should arrive in a couple days. She actually noticed that I'm getting into them, lol.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on December 28, 2013, 07:24:34 am
Forgot to mention that I also got the Revell "Into Darkness" USS Enterprise from my mate! :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on January 06, 2014, 06:45:38 pm
During the holidays, I visited my parents.  In my old room was still some model kits I had built in the past all tossed in a box and gathering dust.

I found the AMT/ERTL 1/24 scale Back To The Future II DeLorean I built back in the late-80s or early-90s.  I remember buying the kit at Universal Studios.

I think it was the only kit I built where I used CA glue for much of the small parts.  In a way, I guess that was a good idea since some of those parts have since fallen off with little or no damage.

Not exactly a 'new acquisition,' but I'll clean it up one of these days, restore it a little, and maybe even update it with some modern details.  Who knows....

=====

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-V88_leKO5HA/UstEOPf1ABI/AAAAAAAABvE/5e9ak9jC6Gw/s576/IMG_0926.JPG) (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-e22r_Nxy0TM/UstERDLAAGI/AAAAAAAABvU/j4721Ts27hE/s576/IMG_0927.JPG) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-iWMxrR37_bg/UstEQHyTukI/AAAAAAAABvM/fU7G50POCDo/s576/IMG_0928.JPG) (https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-n12uEQ0NG0k/UstET9CvIWI/AAAAAAAABvc/7n5CJDJxGq4/s576/IMG_0929.JPG) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Nk75U1j3XJk/UstEVi6RENI/AAAAAAAABvk/L3SxoI5rM4c/s576/IMG_0931.JPG) (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-SX4ULSfACfE/UstEZKDkNLI/AAAAAAAABvs/fYzrjETv1SY/s576/IMG_0932.JPG) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hwclazZEQc4/UstEZjsR93I/AAAAAAAABv0/jXYYFVdhRJ8/s576/IMG_0933.JPG) (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-4_AtAsN_LiA/UstEbwRV_mI/AAAAAAAABv8/Dh353tyRCN0/s576/IMG_0934.JPG) (https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-8VH-lh7_k1A/UstEd-CjD-I/AAAAAAAABwE/Bnqn8jEtSOA/s576/IMG_0935.JPG) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fECX-HQiuIc/UstEfxpo0tI/AAAAAAAABwM/h3URJr6wOxg/s576/IMG_0936.JPG) (https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-A-2u4MvThNE/UstEh55XxVI/AAAAAAAABwU/eqz6_8MYj2E/s576/IMG_0937.JPG) (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-M_C0pTght4g/UstEj5VNFtI/AAAAAAAABwc/8cKQQLBDICA/s576/IMG_0938.JPG) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qzVdKtfE0Nw/UstElhOhw0I/AAAAAAAABwk/rj95pSyWtdI/s576/IMG_0939.JPG)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on January 07, 2014, 12:50:14 pm
While visiting my parents, I found a bunch car models that I never built sitting on a rack in the garage.

The Revell 1/16 scale 1987 Pontiac Firebird GTA (similar to Dwight Schrute's '87 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am on The Office), the AMT/ERTL 1/25 scale Ecto 1A from Ghostbusters II, and the Revell 1/25 scale 1989 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Q3GmNULKBy0/UsxFUlX_R3I/AAAAAAAABw0/BiDf7BkDil8/s1152/IMG_0940.jpg)

I was never really into car models when I was younger.  I stuck to non-fiction space, aircraft, and sci-fi for the most part.

The Firebird GTA was given to me as a gift by friends who had previously given me a gigantic Monogram 1/8 scale 1985 Camaro IROC-Z.  When I found the GTA in my parents' garage last month, I was like 'Hey!  That's like Dwight Schrute's car!'  :)

I bought the Ecto 1A back then, but really wanted the original Ecto 1.  Always found the 1A to be too busy looking up top.  I'm glad to hear that Polar Lights is soon about to release the Ecto 1 as a 1/25 scale snap fit kit, so I may pick that up eventually.

I always liked the Ford Thunderbird in the '80s.  I thought the 9th generation was a bold aerodynamic step for Ford, and the 10th generation (which the model kit represents) was even better...even though its exterior seemed to 'borrow' from the look of the BMW 6-series of that time.  Still, I always wanted to build a pearl white version of it...someday.

Don't know when I'll ever get around to these.  :D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on January 10, 2014, 08:02:44 am
Have not posted on this thread for a spell, but I've been a busy plastophile.....     Decided a few months back to shore up my stash with some of the Star Wars smaller craft....   Learned a painful truth along the way.

Nobody makes a set, series, fleet... whatever, in all one scale...     sad!

I started out by replacing the original MPC Xwing and VaderFighter that I had put together "Long, Long ago......"
Then I went looking for other kits in the same scale, and in my travels found this chart at Starship Modeler...
http://www.starshipmodeler.com/starwars/swars_scales.cfm

So, I just kept watching for cheap deals on the kits that were close to the same scale. Bummer that the kits are all spread out over different makers and different scales, but being an addict, I'll take the fix I can get!

Of course, the photo attached has two obvious issues.....
1) The NX-01 Refit (could not resist) is not really a Star Wars craft.
2) There is no Tie Bomber in the picture!!!!!!

Where is my Tie Bomber???

Wolf
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on January 10, 2014, 09:28:05 am
Nice haul Wolf!

Let me guess, had a hankering for Star Wars kits?  =)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dlots1701a on January 10, 2014, 10:37:40 am
come on wolf enter one of those bad boys in the challenge
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on January 10, 2014, 01:59:05 pm
@Kenny: YES SIR.....  but it goes farther than that. (as your own handle suggests) I do have a hankering for anything sci-fi...  and there are so many more kits that I'm sure I can find room for....  (she thinks diamonds and sapphires are a better investment though). How did I end up on such a mixed up planet?

@Chris: WOW....   I"ve never made any claims to being clairvoyant or intuitive, but I did have a strange feeling that you might notice this "acquisition" post and get in my face about it..... LOL. I actually do have another kit (not in the photo) that I'm considering as an entry......   but that would be breaking all the rules....    :)  (I love breaking rules)

I have till Sunday night to figure it out......    :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dlots1701a on January 10, 2014, 02:27:25 pm
let me guess the TIE Bomber
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on January 10, 2014, 11:48:01 pm
Original '89. Sexiest Batmobile of them all IMHO.  8)

(http://s17.postimg.org/pyiz1tajj/IMG_20140111_244021841_HDR.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dlots1701a on January 11, 2014, 09:07:16 am
i agree but still got give my love to the 66 batmobile
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Caladonis on January 14, 2014, 07:08:10 pm
Just arrived today - one happy camper! ;D
(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc498/DonLockard/IMG_0717_zps6289c307.jpg)
(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc498/DonLockard/IMG_0719_zps89f3df7d.jpg)
(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc498/DonLockard/IMG_0720_zps9fb4916a.jpg)
(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc498/DonLockard/IMG_0721_zpsfa9c0179.jpg)
(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc498/DonLockard/IMG_0722_zps1f9e7f1f.jpg)
(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc498/DonLockard/IMG_0723_zps7e672327.jpg)
(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc498/DonLockard/IMG_0724_zps4aa365a3.jpg)
(http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc498/DonLockard/IMG_0725_zps671c5f70.jpg)






Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on January 14, 2014, 11:39:15 pm
Holy crap!! What scale is that Galactica?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Caladonis on January 15, 2014, 05:10:02 am
Holy crap!! What scale is that Galactica?

1/2 Studio Scale - will be 37.5 inches long when completed
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on January 15, 2014, 07:45:43 am
Holy crap!! What scale is that Galactica?

1/2 Studio Scale - will be 37.5 inches long when completed

Super nice!!
Where can that be had???
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Julien on January 15, 2014, 08:38:21 am
This came in this morning !  8)

Review soon to my youtube channel.

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Caladonis on January 15, 2014, 01:10:50 pm
Holy crap!! What scale is that Galactica?

1/2 Studio Scale - will be 37.5 inches long when completed

Super nice!!
Where can that be had???

It was a limited run and Mike is done until the weather gets better in the spring. For a resin model of this size it was a great price. Let me know if you want his info since he works off another forum.
-Don
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on January 15, 2014, 01:37:14 pm
I would be very interested in this. Please let me have the information. From the photos, it seems very detailed. Is that what you found? Also, it looks like the TOS Galactica, correct?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Caladonis on January 15, 2014, 03:37:25 pm
For those interested the 37.5 inch 1/2 studio scale Galactica TOS edition is $500 and for a kit of this size and quality it is a great buy IMO.
If you google for 37 inch galactica, you should find it easy. I don't want to post a direct link in deference to Boyd without permission on this forum.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Stargazer19552010 on January 15, 2014, 06:25:53 pm
Starting up again ....  :-)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dlots1701a on January 15, 2014, 06:37:58 pm
GLAD TO SEE YOU BACK STEVE
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on January 15, 2014, 07:40:45 pm
I've been wanting one of those B9's.
Maybe some day,,sigh,,
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Caladonis on January 15, 2014, 07:55:57 pm
B9 ohhyea baby!
Gotta get me one of those!

Sweet!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on January 15, 2014, 08:31:31 pm
Just bought a B-9 from Cult's site.
A scratch and dent sale item for $43.

I will show it when it arrives!
Also picked up a Space 1999 Eagle 1 kit!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jellis11 on January 21, 2014, 02:06:48 pm
Lookee what I got in the mail today!!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: mk1138 on January 21, 2014, 03:38:54 pm
Wait a damn minute...that looks like a bunch of the kits I can't find in the garage!!!!

Connie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 :o
Here is most of the newly assimilated collection!

What is left are started kits, kits in zipper bags and some vac-formed airplanes.

Also, have a 1/350 Bismarck German Battleship and a couple of 1/32 airplanes in my office
from this assimilation as well!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on January 21, 2014, 04:31:55 pm
Lol MK
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on January 21, 2014, 05:36:04 pm
Wait a damn minute...that looks like a bunch of the kits I can't find in the garage!!!!

Connie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 :o
Here is most of the newly assimilated collection!

What is left are started kits, kits in zipper bags and some vac-formed airplanes.

Also, have a 1/350 Bismarck German Battleship and a couple of 1/32 airplanes in my office
from this assimilation as well!!


All I got the say is..............Look, a squirrel!!!!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: mk1138 on January 21, 2014, 11:18:19 pm
Well...I found my Mig and F-4, so it's okay...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: InsaneFinn on January 29, 2014, 03:46:49 pm
Well, here's the latest additions to my collection. Now my Enterprise collection (if not counting the different variations) is complete and what's even better that I now have all three 1/350 scale Enterprises. Now I wonder if it'll take 20 years to get all these finished considering my building pace. :D

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/psyefis3bfggdcd/2014-01-29%2023.34.30.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on January 29, 2014, 06:50:06 pm
............
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Caladonis on January 30, 2014, 07:59:55 am
For those interested the 37.5 inch 1/2 studio scale Galactica TOS edition is $500 and for a kit of this size and quality it is a great buy IMO.
If you google for 37 inch galactica, you should find it easy. I don't want to post a direct link in deference to Boyd without permission on this forum.

Saw a post where Mike starting to take new orders for those that were interested. PM me if you need other details. I have got to finish my Ktinga so i can get started on this beauty!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on January 30, 2014, 11:24:41 am
..............
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on January 30, 2014, 01:28:34 pm
For those interested the 37.5 inch 1/2 studio scale Galactica TOS edition is $500 and for a kit of this size and quality it is a great buy IMO.
If you google for 37 inch galactica, you should find it easy. I don't want to post a direct link in deference to Boyd without permission on this forum.

Saw a post where Mike starting to take new orders for those that were interested. PM me if you need other details. I have got to finish my Ktinga so i can get started on this beauty!

I am still interested in this Galactica kit, and I did PM you about it.....   could you please message me back about where to go place an order?

Thanks,
Wolf
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on January 30, 2014, 04:46:06 pm
I PMd Mike at RPF regarding this kit, and he hasnt responded. Should I PM him again? I guess he's probably busy.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jellis11 on February 26, 2014, 01:20:46 pm
Lookee what came in the mail today!!!!!! Thanks to John (AKA Grumpy Popeye)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on February 26, 2014, 01:34:27 pm
Excellent Jeff! Ive been keeping an eye out for that kit.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jellis11 on February 26, 2014, 01:48:31 pm
Armando, It is going to be EPIC! The original plan was to build it and give it to my son-in-law......I don't think that's gonna happen now...its MINE.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on February 26, 2014, 01:54:58 pm
Aw, selfishness, it is an art form!

Looks like a cool kit!

Armando,  me thinks you are becoming Borg!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jellis11 on February 26, 2014, 02:01:44 pm
It is True Kenny!

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on February 27, 2014, 01:27:30 am
I dont know what youre talking about, Kenny (he is unto to us, my queen...shall I assimilate him?)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on February 27, 2014, 04:52:15 pm
I dont know what youre talking about, Kenny (he is unto to us, my queen...shall I assimilate him?)

Back, back in your alcove!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: mk1138 on March 03, 2014, 03:41:50 am
Finally got my PL Reliant! I now have two MK1 Vipers and 2 MKII Vipers, Pegasus and Galactica.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jmilesmusicman on March 03, 2014, 04:27:27 pm
Great catch MK1138! Where'd you come across the Reliant?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: mk1138 on March 05, 2014, 03:25:58 am
Great catch MK1138! Where'd you come across the Reliant?
Swap meet under a stack of cars. I walked past and looked at the cars and kept going. I came back as he was packing up. He was asking $35, earlier but marked it down to $25 - probably as soon as I walked off. It was his only non automobile related kit. I gave him my cell number in case he had any thing else. He said he might have a Batmobile or some SW kits. We'll see.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jmilesmusicman on March 07, 2014, 10:42:37 pm
What a SCORE! Regarding the Reliant replacement parts. I may have to be "creative" to get the replacement parts I need. THey are really for my old Reliant kit (that I bought when it came out in 1989?)... I've since bought the new retooled R2 Reliant.
Actually, my cat is looking rather hungry for styrene  - better keep her away from the new Reliant too. It would be terrible if one of those got damaged too  ::)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on March 11, 2014, 02:36:36 am
Mr. Mail man brought me some very cool paint brushes. I decided to invest in some decent ones. Lets face it. Any paint brush that is called The Psycho is a good brush.  ;D

(http://s21.postimg.org/dby9oo9sn/share.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on April 05, 2014, 03:12:46 pm
Just got in an extra Round 2 re-pop Reliant kit at a not-so-rip-off price:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UOZXnsA4nSs/U0Bf-AjhvgI/AAAAAAAACJE/eFX6LbT1eHw/s640/IMG_1106.JPG) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0okpKYkzO1k/U0BgCBz-IJI/AAAAAAAACJM/K0ZsI5w-QY0/s640/IMG_1107.JPG)

List Price: $48.99
Discount: <$10.00>
State Sales Tax: $3.12
USPS Flat Rate 2-day Shipping: $4.99
TOTAL: $47.10

If I was a little bit more careful of which store I bought it from, I could have gotten it for about $35.00 total shipped the same way.  But oh well, not too bad, I think.

Now I have an extra kit in case I ever screw up the other re-pop I have.  Assuming that I ever get around to building it, of course.   ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on April 05, 2014, 03:44:30 pm
So excited to start playing with my new build.  I just received it in the Mail from Atomic City Models [Scott Alexander/Captain Cardboard] on Friday.  I just unpacked it and just had to share it  ;D

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/20140405_162435.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on April 05, 2014, 06:46:40 pm
Looks Great, well done...really want to see this one go together... :) :) :)

regards Artie
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on April 05, 2014, 07:53:51 pm
.................
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on April 05, 2014, 09:21:55 pm
I know what you mean Kenny, this is one of my dream kits.  Part of me is terrified to start assembling this thing.  It's my first resin & first kit this expensive.  I have my fingers crossed  ;) ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Lufty on April 05, 2014, 10:11:58 pm
I know what you mean Kenny, this is one of my dream kits.  Part of me is terrified to start assembling this thing.  It's my first resin & first kit this expensive.  I have my fingers crossed  ;) ;D

Well Wraith, it sure looks like a super clean, amazing kit! Congrats! I look forward to seeing you tackle it! I'm sure your going to do awesome!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: mk1138 on April 06, 2014, 12:24:38 am
I know what you mean Kenny, this is one of my dream kits.  Part of me is terrified to start assembling this thing.  It's my first resin & first kit this expensive.  I have my fingers crossed  ;) ;D

What's the scale on that thing?!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on April 06, 2014, 03:27:14 pm
Sweet deal on that Reliant Mr. Gadget.....  I just bought the same kit off eBay recently but paid a bit more. Where did you shop?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on April 06, 2014, 04:55:27 pm
Thanks  ;D   I got mine directly from Atomic City Models (Scott Alexander/Captain Cardboard).  He lists it as "Closed for Orders" but occasionally (like now) runs a few kits.  There are numerous versions of this kit, but if I understand correctly this one is based off of the Studio Scale FX Prop Model.  It is listed as 1:24 Scale, and built it is said to be 22 inches long with a 17 inch wingspan. 
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Lufty on April 06, 2014, 06:32:10 pm
Under $63 Badger Patriot 105...first nice AB!

(http://i1343.photobucket.com/albums/o795/lufty262/Random%20model%20stuff/IMG_20140406_162703_279_zps39e752e8.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on April 06, 2014, 06:41:56 pm
Under $63 Badger Patriot 105...first nice AB!

The 105 is a great AB. I've had mine for over a year now. It's my main work horse.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Lufty on April 06, 2014, 07:04:11 pm
Under $63 Badger Patriot 105...first nice AB!

The 105 is a great AB. I've had mine for over a year now. It's my main work horse.

Mine came with the .3 Fine detail needle. Think it's worth ordering the Medium .5 or .8?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on April 06, 2014, 07:08:46 pm
5 will put down a lot of paint in a hurry. I couldn't imagine using a 8.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on April 06, 2014, 07:52:28 pm
Lufty, That was my first airbrush as well and I love it.  I use the .3 for everything.  I have a Badger Krome also that I just love too.  They are a great company to deal with, and Ken from Badger stands behind his products 100% in my personal experience with him. 
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on April 06, 2014, 10:06:55 pm
Nice!! I'm jealous. I like the design of the handle with the open housing. Think you'll get a chance to try it out soon? I know you've been anxiously waiting delivery.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Lufty on April 07, 2014, 03:32:07 am
Nice!! I'm jealous. I like the design of the handle with the open housing. Think you'll get a chance to try it out soon? I know you've been anxiously waiting delivery.

As soon as my compressor shows up, hopefully within a week  :o, I'll be running some tests and making a video for my youtube channel for info on both the inexpensive Testors/Aztec EZ airbrush system, and the 105. I probably wont do an unboxing because there are so many out there, but an actual test for n00bs. We will see.

But yeah, I got a small fleet lined up on the bench awaiting that darned compressor! I am TRYING to be patient!  ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on April 07, 2014, 10:11:55 am
Sweet deal on that Reliant Mr. Gadget.....  I just bought the same kit off eBay recently but paid a bit more. Where did you shop?

HobbyTown is usually the last place I want to go to when looking for model stuff.  Since they are almost all individually franchise owned, each store tends to charge full, suggested-retail price, and sales are very rare.

However, out-of-state HobbyTown stores that deal with online sales is your friend in this case.  These stores accept online coupons, they have standard USPS flat-rate 2-day $4.99 shipping for everything, and they have very competitive prices.  The best part is that some of these stores still have some of the out-of-production Round 2 / AMT kits.

If you search around, you can still find the clear editions of the 1:1400 Enterprise-D and the 1:3300 Deep Space Nine kits.  You can also find the Round 2 re-pop of the 1:537 Reliant and 1:350 Klingon Bird of Prey.

There's no need to always look for eBay for those kits.

If you're looking for any of those kits (or are looking for a great price for a Moebuis 1:6 Lost In Space B9 Robot), let me know.  I've complied a bit of a list for purchase reference.  :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: InsaneFinn on April 07, 2014, 01:06:04 pm
Under $63 Badger Patriot 105...first nice AB!

That is a great price for that airbrush. In Finland prices are at least triple from that.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Lufty on April 07, 2014, 02:36:29 pm

That is a great price for that airbrush. In Finland prices are at least triple from that.

Hey InsaneFinn, yeah it was a steal. Here in the U.S. there is a huge chain of craft stores "Michael's Crafts"...think the huge box store Wallmart of glue gun, scrapbooking, and general crafting crap for holidays. However, they do carry a wide selection, which includes airbrushing, paint, some models (not many, but I scored a Enterprise-C there for $10) etc. Their weekly advertisements regularly have a 50% or 40% off coupon, which I patiently waited for and then pounced. There are a few other online retailers here in the U.S. that sell airbrushes at marked down prices as well:

Chicago Airbrush has international shipping, but I am unsure the cost. Their 105 is $75:

http://www.chicagoairbrushsupply.com/nebapa10.html
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on April 08, 2014, 01:32:33 pm
If you're looking for any of those kits (or are looking for a great price for a Moebuis 1:6 Lost In Space B9 Robot), let me know.  I've complied a bit of a list for purchase reference.  :)

Kits that I would love to add to my stash but haven't found, or refused to pay for are still the 1/32 Flying Sub, and the 1/350 Bird Of Prey.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on April 08, 2014, 02:12:07 pm
Kits that I would love to add to my stash but haven't found, or refused to pay for are still the 1/32 Flying Sub, and the 1/350 Bird Of Prey.

Check your messages on this forum.  I sent you a PM regarding the Round 2 re-pop AMT 1:350 Klingon Bird of Prey model and how to get it at a good price.   :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on April 10, 2014, 03:09:39 pm
Everyone needs to add one of these to their stash!!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Trek-Klingon-Battle-cruiser-Model-assembled-16-long-very-cool-/321372467098?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ad34aaf9a
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on April 10, 2014, 04:30:16 pm
The nacelles are upside down! ... aren't they?  ???
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on April 10, 2014, 09:04:28 pm
Was excited to receive this from U.P.S. today, the 1/350 Enterprise 1701-A. I know I'm not quite ready to tackle this yet, but my goal will be to acquire the necessary skills to do it justice. I also want to pick up a few of the extras that are available. I'm leaning towards the Tenacontrols lighting kit, and I think the ParaGrafix photoetch is also a must.  I've not worked with photoetch yet, so that will be a learning experience, too.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kuce on April 10, 2014, 10:11:42 pm
Michael,
Too much Bloodwine. . . .

Pakratt,
Excellent choice.  I kept mine on the shelf for 2 years or more before I had the courage to tackle her.  Don't take as long as I did.

Joe
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on April 10, 2014, 10:20:53 pm
I know this kit has been out for a little while, and even though I'm not ready to take it on yet, I was afraid on missing out if PL decides to end it's run in the near future. Plus, I got a real good deal on Amazon since I had some points built up on my card there ;D. I've already bugged Ralph at Tenacontrols on the details of the 2 combo light kits he has for this one. Just have to decide which option to go with.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on April 11, 2014, 12:00:25 pm
I am also saving this kit for the future Pak...I really want to do it justice, especially the Aztec paint job. I highly recommend Ralph's products...I have them in my NX 01 and my Ent D, as well as my Iron Man and T800, and they work flawlessly.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on April 12, 2014, 02:30:01 am
Just picked these up.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on April 12, 2014, 04:51:41 am
Nice haul Tankton.....   I keep meaning to pickup one of those cut-away kits...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on April 12, 2014, 04:54:54 am
There getting pricey on ebay better shop around.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on April 12, 2014, 05:06:14 am
I've never built one....    box art makes it look like a fairly detailed kit. Do you know how many pieces are included?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on April 12, 2014, 12:07:00 pm
Haven't counted but looks to be a little more than
the 18 inch version. Main hull detail is provided by
a sticker that can be back lit secondary hull has molded
detail and so does the right nacelle. Looks like it might
be fun.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Lufty on April 12, 2014, 11:13:21 pm
Was excited to receive this from U.P.S. today, the 1/350 Enterprise 1701-A. I know I'm not quite ready to tackle this yet, but my goal will be to acquire the necessary skills to do it justice. I also want to pick up a few of the extras that are available. I'm leaning towards the Tenacontrols lighting kit, and I think the ParaGrafix photoetch is also a must.  I've not worked with photoetch yet, so that will be a learning experience, too.

Dude congrats! I'm SUPER tempted! New Amazon card is burning a hole in my soul!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on April 13, 2014, 09:57:51 am
Thanks Lufty!

Yeah, I really want to open the box and check out all the cool details, but I must resist. If I'm going to do it right, I'm going to need to upgrade my old soldering iron, and I'm going to need a decent voltage tester, too. For the moment, I'm tapped out :(  Opening the box will just make the itch worse ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on April 15, 2014, 02:47:15 pm
Stash enhanced a bit.....    One cheap kit, one NOT!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on April 15, 2014, 04:01:08 pm
Yep, the bug bit me today, too. Here's my new addition.
I drove 100 miles just to see what the nearest Hobbytown had, so I couldn't leave empty handed, could I ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Lufty on April 15, 2014, 08:34:13 pm
New compressor!

http://youtu.be/6M2OZ4jzvY4 (http://youtu.be/6M2OZ4jzvY4)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: emmets_hell on April 16, 2014, 08:56:39 am
My latest. Was only 20GBP from the Bay, the box is a bit smashed but all pieces seem to be there. I had to hit it with Febreeze, I think someone was using the box as an ash tray at some point. Decals have yellowed a bit so might need replacements, or might just hand paint, there's not many to apply anyway.

Will have to put this in the stash with my Ent A (revell), D (generations) and BSG ships, until I finish my JJprise. Been working on that since Xmas, never enough time for modelling!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: emmets_hell on April 16, 2014, 08:58:17 am
My latest.

Is there a character limit until I've had a few posts? I typed much more than "my latest".

Confused  ???
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Julien on April 16, 2014, 09:10:58 am
My latest.

Is there a character limit until I've had a few posts? I typed much more than "my latest".

Confused  ???

Did you use any currency symbols? The forum can't handle the pound or euro symbol, and it will erase part of your message...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: emmets_hell on April 16, 2014, 09:20:19 am
I did indeed. Thanks for clarifying.

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jellis11 on April 17, 2014, 01:25:27 pm
Look what I got today!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on April 17, 2014, 06:15:31 pm
.....................
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on April 17, 2014, 06:46:04 pm
Mine is on its way :D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on April 17, 2014, 08:11:09 pm
You guys suck  :P , still saving for mine.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on April 17, 2014, 08:11:22 pm
Mine is on its way too. Saw the photos of the kit parts that Jerry (HDATX) posted on his Flickr site. Looks sweet ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jellis11 on April 17, 2014, 08:32:18 pm
It looks like its gonna be an epic build! LOTS of room for lights! I gotta get some other builds finished before I dig in though.

And Kenny, yes you are right.....this sucker is huge! Brad Hair thinks its actually studio scale.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on April 18, 2014, 02:29:19 pm
Well....   I got "evilbayed".....   bought a 1/537 Reliant AMT667 that the seller said was complete, but.....    it's NOT. Missing one small piece.

I don't think this kit is still in production, but while I'm waiting for Round2 to write me back, what are the odds of getting a replacement part? Anyone deal with this?

Thanks.....
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on April 18, 2014, 05:15:59 pm
..............
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on April 18, 2014, 05:59:33 pm
I am not Borg.....  but I would be happy to assimilate that Cylon Raider off you.....   you have way too many kits now anyway!!!     :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on April 22, 2014, 02:54:01 pm
The Cylon Raider finally arrived today ;D As mentioned, it's a BIG kit. I usually wait awhile before even taking the plastic off of a new kit-I know, I should inventory the parts-but I couldn't resist. Everything looks good, but I do have one gripe. The canopy is one solid piece, with no viewports between the slats. In all the Cylon POV scenes from the BSG-TOS, you could clearly see out of the canopy. I wonder if because of the HUGE size of the kit and no cockpit interior, they decided to enclose the canopy? Sounds like a good aftermarket opportunity-a cockpit interior with a suitable replacement canopy, lit with a red glow, perhaps? Just my 2 cents. Other than that a great kit with impressive detailing.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on April 22, 2014, 02:58:00 pm
By the way, how do you add the captions between the photos?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jellis11 on April 22, 2014, 03:23:01 pm
The Cylon Raider finally arrived today ;D As mentioned, it's a BIG kit. I usually wait awhile before even taking the plastic off of a new kit-I know, I should inventory the parts-but I couldn't resist. Everything looks good, but I do have one gripe. The canopy is one solid piece, with no viewports between the slats. In all the Cylon POV scenes from the BSG-TOS, you could clearly see out of the canopy. I wonder if because of the HUGE size of the kit and no cockpit interior, they decided to enclose the canopy? Sounds like a good aftermarket opportunity-a cockpit interior with a suitable replacement canopy, lit with a red glow, perhaps? Just my 2 cents. Other than that a great kit with impressive detailing.

You are in luck! Brad hair productions has a resin cockpit set he just released......http://www.bradhairproductions.com/BHP_STORE.html
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on April 22, 2014, 03:30:18 pm
Sweet! Thanks Jellis. Saves me from attempting to scratch build it and screwing it up. The canopy should be 'easy' to open up the gaps between the slats, then maybe add some clear styrene, depending on how it looks.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jellis11 on April 22, 2014, 03:42:32 pm
Should turn out great! Although I have mine now, I'm still a few weeks out from starting it....
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Lufty on April 22, 2014, 06:12:36 pm
How big is that kit? I read its something like 12' across! Man that's one huge fighter...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on April 22, 2014, 06:38:03 pm
If the box description is accurate, the 'wingspan' measures about 17". I have kind of small hands, and the big piece in the pic doesn't include the wing edges.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Lufty on April 24, 2014, 11:59:35 am
Picked up a Harbor Freight 2 1/2" Swivel Table Vice that I like allot! I made a DIY stand to hold my rotary tool w/ flex shaft, and this little guy holds it well. Also great for clamping parts while gluing, and acts as a second pair of helping hands. So far, pretty freakin' awesome for hobby stuff.

http://www.harborfreight.com/2-1-2-half-inch-table-swivel-vise-97160.html (http://www.harborfreight.com/2-1-2-half-inch-table-swivel-vise-97160.html)

Review video:
http://youtu.be/iDfPW_i4HEg (http://youtu.be/iDfPW_i4HEg)

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kevin G. on April 24, 2014, 12:14:09 pm
Picked up a Harbor Freight 2 1/2" Swivel Table Vice that I like allot! I made a DIY stand to hold my rotary tool w/ flex shaft, and this little guy holds it well. Also great for clamping parts while gluing, and acts as a second pair of helping hands. So far, pretty freakin' awesome for hobby stuff.

http://www.harborfreight.com/2-1-2-half-inch-table-swivel-vise-97160.html (http://www.harborfreight.com/2-1-2-half-inch-table-swivel-vise-97160.html)

Review video:
http://youtu.be/iDfPW_i4HEg (http://youtu.be/iDfPW_i4HEg)

I just the same one at the NEW HF that opened 3 miles form me.  Its a great vice.  Also picked up 2 work benches with sale and coupon for only 128.00 for both. Lik'n HF right now!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on April 24, 2014, 07:51:55 pm
The Cylon Raider finally arrived today ;D As mentioned, it's a BIG kit. I usually wait awhile before even taking the plastic off of a new kit-I know, I should inventory the parts-but I couldn't resist. Everything looks good, but I do have one gripe. The canopy is one solid piece, with no viewports between the slats. In all the Cylon POV scenes from the BSG-TOS, you could clearly see out of the canopy. I wonder if because of the HUGE size of the kit and no cockpit interior, they decided to enclose the canopy? Sounds like a good aftermarket opportunity-a cockpit interior with a suitable replacement canopy, lit with a red glow, perhaps? Just my 2 cents. Other than that a great kit with impressive detailing.

You are in luck! Brad hair productions has a resin cockpit set he just released......http://www.bradhairproductions.com/BHP_STORE.html
 


For 15 bucks I'll scratch one.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on April 25, 2014, 09:54:23 am
The Cylon Raider finally arrived today ;D As mentioned, it's a BIG kit. I usually wait awhile before even taking the plastic off of a new kit-I know, I should inventory the parts-but I couldn't resist. Everything looks good, but I do have one gripe. The canopy is one solid piece, with no viewports between the slats. In all the Cylon POV scenes from the BSG-TOS, you could clearly see out of the canopy. I wonder if because of the HUGE size of the kit and no cockpit interior, they decided to enclose the canopy? Sounds like a good aftermarket opportunity-a cockpit interior with a suitable replacement canopy, lit with a red glow, perhaps? Just my 2 cents. Other than that a great kit with impressive detailing.

You are in luck! Brad hair productions has a resin cockpit set he just released......http://www.bradhairproductions.com/BHP_STORE.html
 


For 15 bucks I'll scratch one.



I concur!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on April 25, 2014, 02:10:57 pm
Got plastic?

Picked these older kits perty cheap on eBay.....   no one else seemed to be interested.  :b

The cut-away box is slightly caved in, but it's sealed. The Narcissus is open box but all the contents are sealed and look great.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Lufty on April 25, 2014, 02:27:54 pm
Cool! I always liked that cut-away E...I bet that will be allot of fun! I should look around for one.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on April 25, 2014, 03:11:59 pm
I was looking for a while but they were always a bit spendy....   50 - 60 credits lately on evilBay.....   got this one for 21.50.   :b

Patience is a plastiphiles (wallet) best friend.....   
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on April 25, 2014, 07:26:59 pm
Good price. I won mine with a bid of 25 at the last second.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on April 25, 2014, 08:43:00 pm
Good price. I won mine with a bid of 25 at the last second.

That's the only way to treat eBay Tankton....

When I want something I see there any more, I bid one time only, I bid the highest I'm willing to spend, and I place that bid with 10 seconds or less remaining. This way, no one has time to change their mind, and if I didn't win that's fine too....   wasn't willing to pay more.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on April 28, 2014, 09:01:53 pm
Quote
Good price. I won mine with a bid of 25 at the last second.

Quote
That's the only way to treat eBay Tankton....

When I want something I see there any more, I bid one time only, I bid the highest I'm willing to spend, and I place that bid with 10 seconds or less remaining. This way, no one has time to change their mind, and if I didn't win that's fine too....   wasn't willing to pay more

I learned my lesson, being on the receiving end of a last second bid. I'll hold my water 'til the last moment, like you suggest, Wolf
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on April 29, 2014, 06:06:44 am
When the situation arises where I can't be near the puter at the end of an auction, then I flip eBay the bird......    :b

http://www.jbidwatcher.com/
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on April 30, 2014, 08:40:41 pm
(https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t31.0-8/10296378_10203527132557144_8174240034880079670_o.jpg)

ebay... one lot... i'm happy
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on April 30, 2014, 08:54:01 pm
ebay... one lot... i'm happy

You got 'The Smoothie'!  Nice!

It'll still need lots of accurizing work...but at least you won't have to deal with those funky panels that ERTL ruined the tooling of that kit with.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on April 30, 2014, 09:06:22 pm
ebay... one lot... i'm happy

You got 'The Smoothie'!  Nice!

It'll still need lots of accurizing work...but at least you won't have to deal with those funky panels that ERTL ruined the tooling of that kit with.
Seriously contemplating reselling it, as I already have a 1/537 in the works.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on April 30, 2014, 09:24:39 pm
Seriously contemplating reselling it, as I already have a 1/537 in the works.

That 'Smoothie' used to command a pretty good price on eBay.  Before the Polar Lights 1:350 Enterprise Refit/-A kit came out, that thing would easily sell for over $100.

But now with the more accurate 1:1000 and 1:350 kits available, the value of all the 1:537 versions have just plummeted.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kuce on April 30, 2014, 09:40:19 pm
Wow!  I think I had all of those back in the 80's and all but the K'Tinga are gone.  All the memories this brings back.  Thank you for sharing.
Joe
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on May 01, 2014, 03:23:38 am
Ok guys Ive done it again....another Kit.

I think it looks great however I dont know much about BSG kits...is this a good one..?

I know its an older kit.

Does any one know of any aftermarket stuff available for this kit

Thanks....regards Artie
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: mk1138 on May 01, 2014, 03:25:20 am
Here's a quick vid of a couple kits I just added to the fleet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1IggsaAirA&list=UUg-dSk1ZderK4wQEtk6PaZw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1IggsaAirA&list=UUg-dSk1ZderK4wQEtk6PaZw)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 01, 2014, 06:29:34 am
ROCK ' N ' ROLL !
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: mk1138 on May 01, 2014, 05:48:20 pm
ROCK ' N ' ROLL !

Nice. Did you open your Raider yet?
I keep seeing vids on youtube showing builds, but I'm not watching any until I actually unbox mine.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 01, 2014, 09:32:17 pm
Nope.... but I watched other ppl open theirs....

What do you guys think?  Should a new model be unwrapped for inspection immediately,
 or should it remain sealed in case you decided to peddle it off one day?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on May 01, 2014, 09:38:01 pm
My budget doesn't allow me to buy with the intent to re-sell. If I buy a kit, I intend to build it. Whether that happens now or later depends on many things. Of my purchases in the past 2 months, I've opened two, and left three still sealed up.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on May 01, 2014, 10:45:15 pm
I never buy with intent to resell. If I buy it I will build it,,Eventually,,
So I open mine and do a full inspection every time.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: mk1138 on May 02, 2014, 12:22:28 am
Nope.... but I watched other ppl open theirs....

What do you guys think?  Should a new model be unwrapped for inspection immediately,
 or should it remain sealed in case you decided to peddle it off one day?

When I was younger they never made it home without a quick inspection, but now that I have few years on me (and the ease of living vicariously through youtube) I don't feel the need to open them up right away. I've sold a few, not with the original intent of reselling, but due to space or speculative value of the kit way surpassing my personal value of the kit. To each their own. ( yeah, it was a non-answer )
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on May 02, 2014, 03:24:55 pm
I used to rip mine open immediately when I was a kid. Now that I have a few years on me as well I make it to the driveway before I rip off the plastic!! =)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: anvil242 on May 02, 2014, 04:21:01 pm
I got my clear Enterprise D in the mail today. Won the auction on Ebay last week. I've been wanting one of these since I first heard about them last year. I'm so excited. :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on May 02, 2014, 04:36:16 pm
I got my clear Enterprise D in the mail today. Won the auction on Ebay last week. I've been wanting one of these since I first heard about them last year. I'm so excited. :)

Congrats!!
It is a nice kit and easy to light!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on May 02, 2014, 08:09:59 pm
Yes I really enjoyed Building my Clear D...well done :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on May 07, 2014, 07:37:30 pm
So I have been slowly collecting models to build the past few months. Unable to really start building due to possibly moving as my land lord informed me the house is in foreclosure. So I have been buying models. I just recently won a premier 1701 1/350 TOS Enterprise for $132.00. Almost fell out of my chair at work as the seconds clicked away and I won. I also picked up the TOS Mobeius Galactica so that is on the list. Also the 3 foot movie Seaview. And assorted Trek models. As soon as I am settled later this year in my new place I will be going build crazy next winter here in RI. Until then I will continue to enjoy this site/forum/board. Everyone here is pretty awesome.

I have an original Galactica model from 79 that I painted WAY back then. I will take a few pix soon and post here.

Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on May 07, 2014, 11:28:31 pm
I think I remember seeing a Premier TOS 1/350 kit on EBay recently. I wonder if it is the same one. Congratulations! Are you going to build it, or stash it as one of only 1701 Premier kits? Look forward to seeing your build-fest.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 08, 2014, 06:15:14 am
I just recently won a premier 1701 1/350 TOS Enterprise for $132.00.

Phil

Nice score on that kit Phil.....  Not sure if I would rush to open one of those.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on May 08, 2014, 07:03:48 pm
Imwolf and pakratt, I will be putting the premier kit away and will not build it. A couple of months ago I picked one of the general release 1/350 kits, that is the one I will build. BTW I picked the KBOP repop today for $18.00. My local hobby shop that I have been going to since 76 is closing their doors. Big 50% off sale going on.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Lufty on May 09, 2014, 05:25:39 am
Imwolf and pakratt, I will be putting the premier kit away and will not build it. A couple of months ago I picked one of the general release 1/350 kits, that is the one I will build. BTW I picked the KBOP repop today for $18.00. My local hobby shop that I have been going to since 76 is closing their doors. Big 50% off sale going on.

Sorry to hear your LHS is closing. Ours here in San Francisco closed it's doors after 60 years a few months ago. :(
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 09, 2014, 06:39:17 am
I just stumbled across a local hobby shop hidden down the back streets here not 30 minutes drive that has been in business for about 20 years....  but from what I saw they would have to do a lot of 50% off sales b4 I walk in there again! (Great horny toads!).

But....   that's not why you kids stopped to read this thread.....   what you really want is my STASH UPDATE REPORT.....   (or how to blow your entire May/June/July model wad in the first 3 days of May).

Actually, I had been looking for this kit for a spell, and Gadgetron came through for me with the skinny on how to track this baby down......  2 failed buy attempts cuz of stock reporting errors, but the 3rd time was the charm! (shipping took a while.....  ARRRGGG)

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 09, 2014, 06:46:07 am
Then I kept employing GadgetMethod to try and find other kits.....    I did not find a 1/32 Flying Sub, nor did I find a Tie Bomber......  but I did add the clear version of this unit to my pile.....    (now I'm seeing 3D)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 09, 2014, 06:49:37 am
Also got suckered into some cheap stuff on eBay......   about 12 credits each for these units.....   one of them is from an animated series I never heard of..... (I don't watch TV). But hey, if it's a spaceship model and it's cheap, I'm gonna grab it!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 09, 2014, 06:55:19 am
Then of course, I had to buy this 4 ship set.....   I knew they must be kinda small but I wasn't sure how small at the time. I had quite a laugh when I opened the shipment!!!

Each box is 4" square and 1" thick.....    wooooo hoooo.....    (these will definitely test my lighting skills!!!)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jellis11 on May 09, 2014, 08:47:58 am
I just stumbled across a local hobby shop hidden down the back streets here not 30 minutes drive that has been in business for about 20 years....  but from what I saw they would have to do a lot of 50% off sales b4 I walk in there again! (Great horny toads!).

But....   that's not why you kids stopped to read this thread.....   what you really want is my STASH UPDATE REPORT.....   (or how to blow your entire May/June/July model wad in the first 3 days of May).

Actually, I had been looking for this kit for a spell, and Gadgetron came through for me with the skinny on how to track this baby down......  2 failed buy attempts cuz of stock reporting errors, but the 3rd time was the charm! (shipping took a while.....  ARRRGGG)



Nice score Wolf!!! I lucked out a few weeks ago and found an online model rocketry store that had one left and of course I snatched it up, I also got their last two PL 1:1000 TOS...the version without the space seed.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on May 09, 2014, 08:51:54 am
Actually, I had been looking for this kit for a spell, and Gadgetron came through for me with the skinny on how to track this baby down......  2 failed buy attempts cuz of stock reporting errors, but the 3rd time was the charm!

Glad that you finally got the kit in.  I was wondering what took so long for it to arrive.

Then I kept employing GadgetMethod to try and find other kits.....    I did not find a 1/32 Flying Sub, nor did I find a Tie Bomber......  but I did add the clear version of this unit to my pile.....

I have those two older Enterprise-D kits too!  But I think I'll pass on the clear one.  I don't understand why the clear re-pop costs so much.  Did it cost Round 2 that much extra to use clear plastic?  And for the price, they didn't even fix the tooling of missing set of windows in front of the Captain's Yacht.  But...I don't mean to rant.  :)

That's a nice bunch of Star Wars kits too.  Good thing I'm only a casual fan of Star Wars...or else I'd have a lot more kits in my stash of models-I'll-probably-never-get-around-to-building.   :D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on May 09, 2014, 10:23:54 am
All nice finds ImWolf.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on May 09, 2014, 12:23:57 pm
I've been trying to get this one for awhile. Culttvman finally got them in.

(http://s14.postimg.org/mxxcrhksx/iron_man.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on May 09, 2014, 12:33:57 pm
Nice pickup there, DKev! Will you be able to light the eye slots, chest plate, and maybe the rocket pack exhaust ports? Or do you like an out-of-box build for this kit?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on May 09, 2014, 12:37:16 pm
I'm a little closer to lighting for my builds, with the arrival today of my power supply and my soldering station about a week ago.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on May 09, 2014, 01:26:43 pm
Nice pickup there, DKev! Will you be able to light the eye slots, chest plate, and maybe the rocket pack exhaust ports? Or do you like an out-of-box build for this kit?

Na, it will just be out of the box. I'm not much of a kit lighting builder...lol.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 09, 2014, 03:44:31 pm
I'm a little closer to lighting for my builds, with the arrival today of my power supply and my soldering station about a week ago.

I have that same soldering unit Dan.....   it's sweet....  you're gonna love it. I usually flip it on to about 350, walk to another room to wet the sponge, iron is ready to go by the time I get back!  :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 09, 2014, 03:52:24 pm
I've been trying to get this one for awhile. Culttvman finally got them in.

(http://s14.postimg.org/mxxcrhksx/iron_man.jpg)

Never built any figures before Dkev.....   (I'm scared of them!!)

Congrats on your find.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on May 09, 2014, 11:35:46 pm
Quote
I have that same soldering unit Dan.....   it's sweet....  you're gonna love it. I usually flip it on to about 350, walk to another room to wet the sponge, iron is ready to go by the time I get back!  :b

I picked this up off of Amazon. I liked the accessories that came with it, the extra tips and extra heating element, and it had mostly above average reviews. Also, for what it's worth, it's the same brand as the power supply I noticed on Boyd's bench during one of his videos. Figured if Boyd trusted the workmanship of the brand, I could take a chance not knowing any more about it.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on May 10, 2014, 01:16:38 am

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Never built any figures before Dkev.....   (I'm scared of them!!)

Congrats on your find.
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They are not as bad as you might think. Masking is a little more tricky. But I will say, there seems to be a few more parts in this Dragon kit then there were in my Moebius Iron Man. For what this kit cost, I hope the quality is as good as Moebius.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on May 10, 2014, 04:56:58 pm
Nice Iron Man Model.  Hope to see some shots of the kit.  I have never had a dragon kit before but I an really interested in getting both an Iron Man kit & the Thorin Oakenshield Kit from Dragon. 
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on May 11, 2014, 07:47:17 pm
I was at my local flea market today and saw two of the Kazon models for $15.00 each. Just checked eBay and the average price is around $22.00. So if they are there next week might just pick up both.

Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 11, 2014, 08:18:16 pm
Which Kazon ships are you referring too Phil?

I have the Monogram "Kazon Ship" and "Kazon Torpedo" kits in my stash, but I've never seen a kit of the larger Kazon Cruiser as shown in early episodes of Voyager.

Is there one out there?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on May 11, 2014, 09:37:07 pm
Hey Wolf,

It was the Monogram Kazon ship. It didn't resemble a torpedo. It was this ship:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-TREK-VOYAGER-KAZON-SHIP-PLASTIC-MODEL-KIT-MONOGRAM-/281333454351?pt=Model_Kit_US&hash=item4180c7d60f

I wasn't a big fan of Voyager but it is a Trek kit.

Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 12, 2014, 01:09:57 pm
Ok Phil...    that's what I figured you were referring to. It's the medium sized Kazon "raider" or "fighter". (depends on who you ask).

I was wondering if anyone made a kit of the larger Predator Class ship...   sometimes referred to as a Kazon Carrier.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on May 12, 2014, 08:33:45 pm
Flea market as a source of model kits? Why didn't I think of that?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on May 12, 2014, 09:37:46 pm
Hey Pak, you would be surprised at what you would find. One guy a few months back had the 1701-A 1/350 but wanted $100.00 for it. It was open and looked complete. I knew it is between $50 and $75 on eBay so I passed on it. Of course the dude is no longer there. LOL!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on May 12, 2014, 11:22:24 pm
They just had a big flea market at the local fairgrounds a week or two ago. I'll have to keep my eye out for when they do it again.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: JedR_STFan91 on May 13, 2014, 06:28:26 pm
Today, I decided to buy the Cadet version of the Enterprise D model kit.  Bought it from an Amazon seller who uses Amazon as their fulfillment center and should be at my doorstep Thursday.

UPDATE:  My model kit arrived today.  Here it is: http://s11.photobucket.com/user/JedRaybould/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-05/1833B738-24D3-43E1-9B73-9D2D916195D6_zpsn3cega6u.jpg.html
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on May 14, 2014, 08:01:36 pm
Here is a pix of my acquisitions over the last three months.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on May 14, 2014, 08:03:54 pm
This is my most recent acquisition and will not be built. Will be stored away.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 14, 2014, 11:27:03 pm
Nice little pile there Phil.....    and yes, two battlestars are always better than one!

(I have 3)  :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on May 15, 2014, 04:39:26 am
Wolf, the second one was in error. My local hobby shop, as I said earlier is sadly closing it's doors, wasn't able to get it when I ordered it from there. So I bought it off of Amazon. I had some Amazon money so it cost me around $10.00. Then about a week after that I walked into the hobby shop and there it was behind the counter waiting for me. I couldn't tell him no, so I just bought it.

Not sure as of this time what I will do with. Build it, keep it or sell it.

But now due to my current housing situation, my landlord informed me the house is in foreclosure, I don't want to get deep into something to have to pack it all up, and something possible breaking during a move.

Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on May 16, 2014, 02:51:22 am
Hi all,

Well my ebay Mailman dropped into today and handed me this...the !/32 Moebuis Viper Mk I...with Photo etch. :)

cant wait to start it.....just waiting for some LEDs and some fibre optics to also arrive.... :(

I will compare the Old revell Viper with this kit and give you some feedback 8) 8)

regards Artie :) :) :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on May 16, 2014, 03:05:40 am
Also dropped into a local store and picked up one of these...at $21 cant go wrong....in good Old Australia we pay a little more than you fellas in the USA... ;)

http://modelingmadness.com/scott/allies/previews/revell/5264.htm

and on a small note I was offered a free flight in one of these...I didnt take it as I didnt know the pilot...derrr  :o...now I wished I did, as hes a very good pilot.

regards Artie
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 16, 2014, 06:21:41 am
Hey kiddies....   for any of you who might need to go wire shopping soon, I thought I would share this one.

On my current build I've got 6 different lighting elements going on, and I really wanted a variety of colored wire to help keep things easily identified. After shopping around, I ended up buying this batch off eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10rolls-Wire-Wrapping-Wire-Silver-Plated-Copper-100Ft-30AWG-/130563282379?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e662d95cb

The order took 12 days to show up here in WA state, and I'm liking what did show up. I really wanted to buy 28AWG wire instead (which I'm used to working with), but similar products in the thicker gauge were at least twice as expensive any where I looked.

After comparing this stuff to my 28AWG wire, and my 30AWG magnet wire, it's so close to the 28AWG that I was worrying about it being too "tiny" for nothing. This stuff is non-stranded and my rather large wire stripper took the sheathing off nice and clean.

I bent the bare end back and forth and swirled it around a bit....   didn't show any sign of breaking......   :b       I think this batch will keep me happy for many years to come.

(no, I don't sell this stuff......  LOL)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on May 16, 2014, 05:54:23 pm
Thanks ImWolf. I was looking at some 30AWG magnet wire on EBay that had free shipping, but when I compared the price by the foot to that 10 roll set, it comes out to virtually the same price including shipping. Definitely something to consider.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: manu on May 17, 2014, 01:39:57 pm
Hi all,
this is what I acquired over the last few months after consequently spending my allowence on model kits.

(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2014/05/i16367b6pclj.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i16367b6pclj.html)

This is a dream come true, the DLM Nebula Class conversion kit. I read ads when I was a teenager about nebula class kits in german fan magazines, but never had the money or the skills for international orders, this was a decade before the internet. Now it's a few mouse clicks a hundred bucks and there you go. I'm happy and really looking forward to this guy.
(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2014/05/i16368b2zk3y.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i16368b2zk3y.html)

This is what the second Enterprise D is for. The starcrafts AGT conversion

(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2014/05/i16369bapxzq.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i16369bapxzq.html)

I also got the SFSM Stargazer kit for what I though a reasonable prize. It' ll team up nicely with the Grissom kit, when I get there

(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2014/05/i16370bt7vlv.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i16370bt7vlv.html)

The latest and by far cheapest addition to the stash. An Arduino Nano. This will power the 1/350 NX-01 I'm still working on. This is really great, no hassle with getting it going, I already decided I will never again build up a blinking light with NE555 (well, for single blinking light I may).
(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2014/05/i16371b0latl.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i16371b0latl.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jellis11 on May 19, 2014, 08:22:47 am
I was in my LHS over the weekend and this was screaming for me to take it home....
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kuce on May 19, 2014, 10:02:48 am
Hmm, an air brush, a refit and Capt Morgan.  I'm sure that's just your special brand of thinner. . . . .
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jellis11 on May 19, 2014, 10:36:20 am
Hmm, an air brush, a refit and Capt Morgan.  I'm sure that's just your special brand of thinner. . . . .

Ha! yeah, makes for great party tricks!.....
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on May 19, 2014, 10:16:04 pm
I've been air brushing for almost 2  years now. I use Badger Patriot 105 and the Renegade Velocity. Great brushes. But I finally decided to graduate up to the Harder & Steenbeck Evolution Silverline.  Should have it by the end of the week.

(http://martinwellyboots.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/20120731_171.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on May 20, 2014, 12:06:37 am
Is it wrong of me to call an airbrush sexy?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Julien on May 20, 2014, 12:50:52 am
I've been air brushing for almost 2  years now. I use Badger Patriot 105 and the Renegade Velocity. Great brushes. But I finally decided to graduate up to the Harder & Steenbeck Evolution Silverline.  Should have it by the end of the week.


Cool ! Looking forward to hear your opinion of it compared to the Velocity !


Is it wrong of me to call an airbrush sexy?

Nope, nothing wrong at all !
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on May 20, 2014, 10:44:32 am
Even the case looks high quality.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kevin G. on May 20, 2014, 07:13:00 pm
I've been air brushing for almost 2  years now. I use Badger Patriot 105 and the Renegade Velocity. Great brushes. But I finally decided to graduate up to the Harder & Steenbeck Evolution Silverline.  Should have it by the end of the week.

(http://martinwellyboots.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/20120731_171.jpg)

dkev, Please let me know what you think. Ive been eyeballin' that exact brush for a month now. Like u i have a Pat105 and a Krome, they are great but lookin for the "last one i buy" AB and this is the one im thinking about.  Thanks
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on May 21, 2014, 01:41:12 am
I've been air brushing for almost 2  years now. I use Badger Patriot 105 and the Renegade Velocity. Great brushes. But I finally decided to graduate up to the Harder & Steenbeck Evolution Silverline.  Should have it by the end of the week.

(http://martinwellyboots.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/20120731_171.jpg)

dkev, Please let me know what you think. Ive been eyeballin' that exact brush for a month now. Like u i have a Pat105 and a Krome, they are great but lookin for the "last one i buy" AB and this is the one im thinking about.  Thanks

It just shipped out yesterday. As soon as I get it, Ill  let you know what I think about it.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 21, 2014, 06:10:03 am
Picked up a couple of kits off of Amazon....   not really a place I go shopping too often. The 1/1000 Refit was $22.68 plus $4.67 shipping, but the Voyager was only $36.17 with free shipping out of UK (to WA State). Not bad methinks.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on May 21, 2014, 06:29:20 am
Picked up a couple of kits off of Amazon....   not really a place I go shopping too often. The 1/1000 Refit was $22.68 plus $4.67 shipping, but the Voyager was only $36.17 with free shipping out of UK (to WA State). Not bad methinks.

Nice try Wolf, what's in the big brown box from Hobby Link Japan?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: InsaneFinn on May 21, 2014, 09:36:49 am

Nice try Wolf, what's in the big brown box from Hobby Link Japan?
I don't know what Wolf has, but my HLJ delivery box wasn't that big, as it included only one model. But it did include this baby.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/fqb3v05ezlhyctl/2014-05-21%2017.29.37.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 21, 2014, 12:15:09 pm
Ahhh....   You noticed that big box didn't you Kenny? I might say that you have good eye sight for an old geezer, but then, it really is a big box isn't it?

I was kinda surprised at how big this big box was when it showed up....   hadn't prepared myself for such a big box!!!

A lotta things surprised me about this big box actually....   Not only did it show up surprisingly fast, not only were the shipping charges surprising big too, but when I opened it, the big box was full of......  Yup, more big boxes!!!

Those little Japanese guys sure like big things huh? They like big battleships, big prehistoric monsters, and big boxes!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on May 21, 2014, 01:04:30 pm
USPS just dropped off...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hNZ4q2Z4sgI/U3zmvdQ9olI/AAAAAAAACSE/r9rdaOwD25U/s512/P1110485.jpg)

My favorite classic sci-fi robot!

It was $41 with free shipping on Amazon, so I couldn't resist using a gift card that I had.

Onto the stack it goes.   :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 21, 2014, 01:12:32 pm
I keep looking back at this kit too Kenny......    and I'm gonna have to check Amazon more often b4 I buy kits.

This thing builds up to about a foot tall?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on May 21, 2014, 01:36:12 pm
I keep looking back at this kit too Kenny......    and I'm gonna have to check Amazon more often b4 I buy kits.

This thing builds up to about a foot tall?

Yeah...checking Amazon is good for deals too.

I've been watching the Amazon listing for the B9 kit for a while.  Each day I would check on the price until finally a seller offered 26% off with free shipping.  I don't think I could get a better deal on it than $41.

I'm kicking myself for having missed the Moebius classic Cylon Raider kit from Amazon too.  Last weekend a seller had it for $38 with free shipping.  But I waited too long and now that seller sold out and another seller is offering the kit at a higher price.  I'm hoping that deal will come again soon since it is a relatively new kit and should be readily available.

Back to the B9 kit...it is really nice.  Fully-assembled, it will be almost 13" tall.  It also comes with some photoetch parts and interchangeable arms.  Definitely worth it, especially if you can get it at a good price.   :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on May 22, 2014, 12:14:18 am
HDA is selling the Moebius classic Raider for about 40 bucks to forum members.
Check it out.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on May 22, 2014, 01:00:53 pm
HDA is selling the Moebius classic Raider for about 40 bucks to forum members.

Thanks for the info, Tankton.

Here is the link for SFMA members to get in on Jerry's special pricing:

http://www.hdamodelworx.com/KITS_SFMA.html (http://www.hdamodelworx.com/KITS_SFMA.html)

For the Moebius 1:32 Classic Battlestar Galactica Cylon Raider model, his selling price is $34.74 + shipping & handling.  That's a very good price.

My only 'concern' is this:

Quote
SHIPPING NOTE:

This model kit is a heavy kit and weighs well over 2 and 1/2 pounds excluding shipping container.  Please expect a slightly increased shipping charge.

Unfortunately, the shipping options offered for that kit on HDA's site would push the total purchase price past the $50.00 mark.

This morning Amazon had the deal again for the kit.  $37.80 + free shipping (+ no tax for me in California).  I appreciate Jerry's pricing for us, but $38 total for a very-detailed and well-reviewed studio-scale styrene model was just something I couldn't pass up.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on May 23, 2014, 12:46:09 pm
These are starting to get a little hard to find, especially the Rio Grande. So I thought I better pick them up now.
(http://s8.postimg.org/s6o90jedh/IMG_20140523_125534.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on May 24, 2014, 02:39:35 am
Heres my new Viper Mk 2....Its a shame the Ebay postman crushed the box.....nice to know all the contents were in perfect condition. Ive had 60 kits arrive from Ebay and this is the first one damaged.. :o

Just waiting for the  Paragrafix PE and some lighting to arrive. Cant start anything with out the lighting..grrrrrrr

I must say that Im impressed with Moebius model kits.. From the fabulous Model box artwork to the coloured instructions are really nice as are the decals.. :) :)....looks like a great model. ;)

That B9 looks great...well done gadgetron.

regards Artie

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kevin G. on May 24, 2014, 02:56:41 pm
I've been air brushing for almost 2  years now. I use Badger Patriot 105 and the Renegade Velocity. Great brushes. But I finally decided to graduate up to the Harder & Steenbeck Evolution Silverline.  Should have it by the end of the week.

(http://martinwellyboots.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/20120731_171.jpg)

dkev, Please let me know what you think. Ive been eyeballin' that exact brush for a month now. Like u i have a Pat105 and a Krome, they are great but lookin for the "last one i buy" AB and this is the one im thinking about.  Thanks

It just shipped out yesterday. As soon as I get it, Ill  let you know what I think about it.

Where did you buy it from. Prices are all over the place for these units
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on May 24, 2014, 09:12:52 pm
Kevin, I got it on Amazon through TC Global. I haven't had had a chance to paint with it yet, but it's nice. The trigger is just buttery smooth.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on May 26, 2014, 03:42:44 pm
Even on Memorial Day, USPS delivers!

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-yfmS2liMDZ0/U4Omo-0ec0I/AAAAAAAACUg/USIetvP_ovM/s640/P1110505.jpg)

The box is big and it's quite heavy.

$38.00 + free shipping + no sales tax.  Deal!

Hard to believe this is a studio-scale model at that price.   :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on May 26, 2014, 05:30:10 pm
It is strange you say that, cause I know it is a federal holiday.  However, they delivered my amazon package last sunday too.  Maybe they have special deals with someone? 

Either way, that kit is awesome.  I got mine not long ago and even though I am not a TOS Galactica fan, I was impressed with it. 
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on May 27, 2014, 04:26:08 pm
Went hobby shopping today. An area shop was having a 25% off sale (my good fortune), so I picked up the 1/420 Defiant for $25 and change. Wish I had a bigger budget, cause I could have had the 1/350 NX-01 Enterprise and the B9 Robot for the same 25% off.

Also stopped at Hobby Lobby and picked up a couple of tool items. Note-If you have a 40% off coupon for Hobby Lobby, pay for your most expensive item first, leave the store, and come back in and gather the rest of your items you want and go through the checkout a second time. I placed the coupon on top of the $9.99 spatula set, and the cashier rang it off the $3.99 sanding sticks, GRRR! Lesson learned.

I picked up the Liquid Tape at an area hardware store. Probably overpaid for it, but the shop was right on my way and it saved me driving a greater distance. The poor elderly gentleman looked totally confused when I asked him if they carried it. Another salesperson overheard and directed us to it.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on May 29, 2014, 09:28:26 am
My most recent acquisitions.

Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: simi on May 29, 2014, 04:19:40 pm
Heh, not really finished with my first model, but got these lined up.  Not even going to ATTEMPT the refit for awhile...it scares me.  Seriously.

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 29, 2014, 11:10:20 pm
Nice additions to your stash Simi....   that 1/1000 D-7 is a fun little kit......   specially if you take your dremel to it!!  :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 29, 2014, 11:12:53 pm
My most recent acquisitions.

Phil

Nice haul Phil....  I don't have a Vulcan Shuttle......   kinda reminds me of a deformed dust pan for some reason.

:b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on May 31, 2014, 06:12:11 pm
My Wonderfest haul. Nothing too out of the ordinary except I got them really cheap. Well except for Pegasus. But it's still cheaper then most of the resin they were selling. Jeesh.

(http://s16.postimg.org/vn6397erp/haul.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 31, 2014, 09:58:45 pm
I just acquired those two battlestar kits also....  I was surprised at how much bigger the Pegasus box was......   or actually, how small the Galactica box is.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on May 31, 2014, 10:00:08 pm
I just acquired those two battlestar kits also....  I was surprised at how much bigger the Pegasus box was......   or actually, how small the Galactica box is.

I know, right?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on June 07, 2014, 01:23:37 pm
When I was at Wonderfest, I came across this little beaut of a display at the Federation Models booth. of course as I was contemplating purchasing it, some lady came in and purchased over a half dozen kits including the last of these. So when I got home I ordered it online. Well, came today. 1:1000 JJprise.  ;D

(http://s3.postimg.org/ld5e4lao3/IMG_20140607_140738.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: simi on June 10, 2014, 06:47:32 am
Derp...I just Pre-ordered the new PL 1/1000 Reliant.  I'm turning into a pack rat there and still haven't finished my "first" model.

Cheers!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Guns Akimbo on June 10, 2014, 09:10:07 pm
Welllll...in addition to the nice "vintage" stash I uncovered a month or so ago in my storage unit:

(http://i61.tinypic.com/2ijhf9s.jpg)

I've been busy hoarding more models. Stuffed into the closet as of late:

PL 1/350 Refit Enterprise
Pegasus Hobbies Mercury 9 rocket
Fine Molds TIE Interceptor & TIE fighters in both 1/48 & 1/72 scale
The other boxes are from the unit stash. In the bag is a Xevious Solvalou, which I have earmarked to be my first medium-complexity build...I may even build it into a diorama.

(http://i62.tinypic.com/apb33o.jpg)

(http://i61.tinypic.com/5oikhs.jpg)



And I've finally come to the conclusion that I must have lost my mind...  :P

(http://i61.tinypic.com/ea0dgy.jpg)

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on June 10, 2014, 09:24:14 pm
Well that takes care of June, what's up for July and the rest of the summer? ;D

Seriously, a nice collection. I notice you have a FO Enterprise there. I got mine temporarily re-hooked to power the other day and she fired up right away. It also made me realize how inadequate the small FO is that came with the kit for correctly lighting the massive amount of windows on this kit. The nacelles, deflector dish, Bussard collectors and main impulse drives are lit nicely, but the saucer impulse engines are dark and as before the FO in the windows are just pin-pricks. Too small so not in scale. Now I'm watching to pick up a Clear D or another FO Enterprise and do the windows correctly. Would love it if Round 2 comes out with a 1/1000 or 1/1400 scale, but that's probably a pipe dream. And no I am not asking if you want to sell it, just rambling. I'll be quiet now :-X.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Guns Akimbo on June 10, 2014, 11:00:35 pm
Lol, July and remainder of the summer.  ;D

I've been kicking myself for missing out on a clear 'D'. I did build a non-illuminated D years ago and wondered what was up with the finish; I had no concept of "aztec" back then! I donated it to a LHS.

I'm also regretting slacking on the Woot deal...could have snagged a 1/350 TOS E for cheap! :sadpanda
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on June 11, 2014, 12:31:05 pm
Picked up a second AMT / Round 2 1:1000 Enterprise-B re-pop:

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-d1KhxKbOrgU/U5iRLd0fsGI/AAAAAAAACVk/thntjDjItig/s640/P1110511.jpg)

I will use this one to make corrections to the original AMT / ERTL Excelsior kit:

http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=3578.0 (http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=3578.0)

:)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on June 15, 2014, 04:04:34 pm
Seems only fitting that since Gadgetron alerted me to the 1/350 Klingon BOP at the Hobbytown in NC, I should follow his post with mine. It arrived yesterday. Box was a little dented in spots, but a quick inspection of the parts bags show nothing damaged inside, far as I can tell. I now have the primary adversaries from STIII-The Search For Spock, the 1/350 Refit and the B'rel-class 1/350 Bird Of Prey credited with the destruction of the Enterprise NCC-1701.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on June 15, 2014, 06:13:06 pm
Very nice my friend.

Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on June 15, 2014, 09:32:08 pm
Thanks Phil! I must confess that I hate the molded color :P. This is definitely a ship that will look better dirtied up, even if I do darken up the tint of the green somewhat. Instructions call for a pale green base coat. Yuk! Might be hard for me to stay canon on the color for this one.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on June 15, 2014, 09:56:01 pm
Nice, I wanna find one of these BoP's and a reliant,  :-\ prices are crazy though at the moment.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on June 15, 2014, 10:22:20 pm
There is a Hobbytown in Montana that has a BOP right now for the same price I paid for mine from a NC store, $35.99 plus $4.99 s/h. Here is the link.
http://www.hobbytown.com/Category/Glue_Together/2041/

If it doesn't work, just go to Hobbytown.com and click the 'find a store' button, then click on Montana. Only one is in Missoula. Click on 'models', then 'scifi' and it's on the first page, fourth row down and far right. It's been mentioned on another tonight, that's how I knew about it.

Also, I found the 1/537 Reliant at their Charleston, SC store. It has different box cover art, but the kit number matches the one listed on Round 2's site, 667. $48.49 plus the s/h. Fourth row down and far right, just like the BOP in Montana.

Good Luck!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on June 15, 2014, 10:25:42 pm
awesome ty  ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jellis11 on June 16, 2014, 08:17:40 am
Went to SoonerCon in Oklahoma City over the weekend and got all this for twenty bucks.....I thought the wind up SW AT-ST and AT-AT were pretty cool. I never even knew such a kit was made.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on June 16, 2014, 10:21:55 pm
Awesome find. I had the gigantics kits whaen I was much younger back in the 70's.


Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: jellis11 on June 17, 2014, 07:48:10 am
Awesome find. I had the gigantics kits whaen I was much younger back in the 70's.


Phil

Yup, I had them too, which made the find so much cooler!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on June 17, 2014, 04:40:18 pm
Nice grab, those insect models freak me out.  Not sure I could handle building them, Haha ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on June 17, 2014, 04:42:40 pm
Thanks to PakRatt, I was able to find two kits I had wanted: The 1:537 Reliant & the 1:350 Bird of Prey (BOP is still in transit though  ;D).  I figured I would post my grabs for this month:

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/69def188-25b6-4c6a-b489-092a7516b076.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/69def188-25b6-4c6a-b489-092a7516b076.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: warmcanofcoke on June 18, 2014, 09:37:23 am
Recently I've been buying like crazy .... in fact I should probably wait a month before I buy anymore ... Time to start budgeting!  :P
(http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp24/warmcanofcoke/Star%20Trek%20III/Models000_zps2b3b24fb.jpg) (http://s394.photobucket.com/user/warmcanofcoke/media/Star%20Trek%20III/Models000_zps2b3b24fb.jpg.html)
(http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp24/warmcanofcoke/Star%20Trek%20III/Models002_zps7c35a8a0.jpg) (http://s394.photobucket.com/user/warmcanofcoke/media/Star%20Trek%20III/Models002_zps7c35a8a0.jpg.html)

The AMT Star Trek VI Enterprise and the Excelsior have been hiding in my attic since before time began before your sun burned hot in space and before your race was born.

The Runabout I found at my local comic book store.

Ebay for The Revell 1:500 JJPrise and the Vulcan Shuttle.

Advantage Hobby has the PL 1:350 Refit for a reasonable price.

Just for fun I put my 1:7th 1980s Mike Kelt Doctor Who season 21- 26 Tardis Console Builder's proof model in the foreground. I built it out of card stock and plastic to help me understand how to build a 1:1 model. ..... still saving up for that project.
If you're interested the build diary is here: http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php/index.php?topic=3660

I should have enough models to keep me busy for a while. 


Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on June 18, 2014, 05:08:14 pm
Nice stash there, Nathan. Is the Star trek VI Enterprise a 'smoothie' or does it have the dreaded molded Aztec panel lines, I can't remember? I want to pick up a JJPrise sometime, but the timing will have to fit the budget.

Wraith, no thanks necessary. Glad I could help. Gadgetron helped me find my BOP, so I was happy to do the same for someone else. We modelers have to watch out for each other, right? ;) Hope your BOP arrives soon.

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: warmcanofcoke on June 18, 2014, 05:38:30 pm
Is the Star trek VI Enterprise a 'smoothie' or does it have the dreaded molded Aztec panel lines, I can't remember?

I'm not sure.
Here is an image of the Saucer.
(http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp24/warmcanofcoke/Star%20Trek%20III/Aztecno_zpsac28b057.jpg) (http://s394.photobucket.com/user/warmcanofcoke/media/Star%20Trek%20III/Aztecno_zpsac28b057.jpg.html)

 I got it because I wanted a Shuttle Craft.

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on June 18, 2014, 05:38:46 pm
Is the Star trek VI Enterprise a 'smoothie' or does it have the dreaded molded Aztec panel lines, I can't remember?

Only these two are the 'smoothie':

AMT / Lesney - Kit Number S970:
(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100817213159/memoryalpha/en/images/a/af/AMT_Model_kit_S970_USS_Enterprise_1979.jpg)

Matchbox / AMT - Kit Number PK-5110:
(http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100817212912/memoryalpha/en/images/8/8e/AMT-Matchbox_Model_kit_PK5110_USS_Enterprise_1979.jpg)

Both were released in 1980 after The Motion Picture came out in theaters.

Every Enterprise refit / -A re-pop from AMT / ERTL released for The Wrath of Khan to The Undiscovered Country had the engraved panel work.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on June 18, 2014, 07:26:05 pm
Thanks Gadgetron. I wasn't quite sure, but I thought I had read what you effectively re-stated. Also re-affirmed by warmcanofcoke's photo.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on June 19, 2014, 12:48:42 am
Is the Star trek VI Enterprise a 'smoothie' or does it have the dreaded molded Aztec panel lines, I can't remember?

I'm not sure.
Here is an image of the Saucer.
(http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp24/warmcanofcoke/Star%20Trek%20III/Aztecno_zpsac28b057.jpg) (http://s394.photobucket.com/user/warmcanofcoke/media/Star%20Trek%20III/Aztecno_zpsac28b057.jpg.html)

 I got it because I wanted a Shuttle Craft.

If all you wanted was the shuttlecraft, I know a guy who might want that for a future bash... speaking of myself

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on June 19, 2014, 06:44:41 am
I was debating on whether or not to add these kits to the stash because I already had duplicates in other brands and scales, but two things eventually changed my mind;

1) Every time I came across a review or someone's build of them, they seemed quite happy with the quality.
2) Once I started keeping my eye on prices, they weren't really so expensive...   I paid an average of $37 a piece total for them.

The Enterprise box was damaged in shipping so I opened it up to make sure all was ok.....   I'm loving the details Revell put into this kit! A far cry from the old AMT S951.....    The windows do look to be a bit on the big size to my eyes, but the accuracy is certainly something to smile about!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: warmcanofcoke on June 19, 2014, 09:00:36 pm
If all you wanted was the shuttlecraft, I know a guy who might want that for a future bash... speaking of myself
PM me and make me an offer.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on June 20, 2014, 05:02:57 pm
The Moebius classic 1:4105 Battlestar Galactica and 1:32 Colonial Viper came in earlier today:

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0PJOX8EECzI/U6Ss07ThG5I/AAAAAAAACZI/p1ASbU8XxgI/s640/IMG_1203.jpg)

It will join the 1:32 Cylon Raider I received previously, and completes my classic Battlestar Galactica collection.  No more wishing I had gotten the Monogram kits and re-pops from years past.

Now if Moebius would only do a classic 1:4105 Cylon Basestar.  :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: warmcanofcoke on June 20, 2014, 06:47:35 pm
Those look nice! Congratulations.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on June 25, 2014, 05:47:54 am
ooooooh! I didn't get this, but I want!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2Ye3VB_SSxk/URbdW00EYjI/AAAAAAAAG1A/RkHgtrViBVg/s1600/mono-missile-arsen.JPG)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on June 25, 2014, 11:45:50 am
ooooooh! I didn't get this, but I want!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2Ye3VB_SSxk/URbdW00EYjI/AAAAAAAAG1A/RkHgtrViBVg/s1600/mono-missile-arsen.JPG)


I can see why! Nice!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on June 26, 2014, 01:50:03 pm
Just got this in...

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-zmqA67_xV9g/U6xkH6tdiyI/AAAAAAAACaQ/rIJjtVEg6gM/s640/P1110513.JPG)

I was actually surprised at how small the kit is.  Seeing it now, I can't believe this thing used to command such bloated prices on eBay before Round 2 re-popped it.  So glad it's only about $25 now.

I know this kit has lots of accuracy problems.  I'm considering going to Shapeways to get more-accurate 3D-printed replacement parts:

Eagle RCS Rockets (Set of 4) - $8.43 U.S.D.:
(http://images4.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_1807793_2899578_1400712763.jpg)

http://www.shapeways.com/model/1807793/eagle-rcs-rocket-x4.html?modelId=1807793&materialId=61 (http://www.shapeways.com/model/1807793/eagle-rcs-rocket-x4.html?modelId=1807793&materialId=61)

Eagle Bell Inserts (Set of 4) - $6.90 U.S.D.:
(http://images2.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_1807857_2899554_1400712806.jpg)

http://www.shapeways.com/model/1807857/eagle-bell-insert-x4.html?modelId=1807857&materialId=61 (http://www.shapeways.com/model/1807857/eagle-bell-insert-x4.html?modelId=1807857&materialId=61)

Landing Gear (Set of 4) - $23.99 / $33.99 U.S.D.:
(http://images4.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_1985116_2876710_1400742836.jpg)

http://www.shapeways.com/model/1985116/new-moongear-set-of-4-for-12-quot-eagle.html?modelId=1985116&materialId=61 (http://www.shapeways.com/model/1985116/new-moongear-set-of-4-for-12-quot-eagle.html?modelId=1985116&materialId=61)

A more expensive 3D-printed replacement to think about would include...

Eagle Engine Cage Upgrade - $51.99 U.S.D.:
(http://images3.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_1986226_2879683_1400655553.jpg)

http://www.shapeways.com/model/1986226/12-quot-eagle-engine-cage-upgrade-frosted-ultra-detai.html?modelId=1986226&materialId=61 (http://www.shapeways.com/model/1986226/12-quot-eagle-engine-cage-upgrade-frosted-ultra-detai.html?modelId=1986226&materialId=61)

And a few 'coming soon' items...

Eagle Model Cage Inserts:
(http://images3.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_1993005_2903389_1403111577.jpg)

http://www.shapeways.com/model/1993005/12-quot-eagle-model-cage-inserts.html?li=shop-results&materialId=99 (http://www.shapeways.com/model/1993005/12-quot-eagle-model-cage-inserts.html?li=shop-results&materialId=99)

Eagle Cage Framework:
(http://images4.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_1808019_2411927_1395623593.jpg)

http://www.shapeways.com/model/1808019/12-quot-eagle-cage-framework.html?li=shop-results&materialId=99 (http://www.shapeways.com/model/1808019/12-quot-eagle-cage-framework.html?li=shop-results&materialId=99)

Decisions, decisions!

:)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Bierce Mountain on July 01, 2014, 08:17:46 am
A friend of mine has had this R2-D2 kit for sale for a while and I finally broke down and bought it. I've already got it in my stash so if I ever build this one, I'll do it as black R2-Q5 unit.

(http://www.pdgny.com/paul/r2.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on July 07, 2014, 03:18:56 am
Been a bit jealous of everyones purchases lately so thought I'd catch up  ;D Seriously though, I've been working ALOT of extra hours and putting aside some of the extra pay each week to bolster my stash.

So, starting with:
(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq268/Kila2000/Stash/20140707_192558.jpg) (http://s454.photobucket.com/user/Kila2000/media/Stash/20140707_192558.jpg.html)
So glad I got me a Defiant, love that ship, hope I can do it justice. The two Cadet kits I got cos I want to redo the ones I've already built and do a better job.

Also got me some more:
(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq268/Kila2000/Stash/20140707_130623.jpg) (http://s454.photobucket.com/user/Kila2000/media/Stash/20140707_130623.jpg.html)
Gundam!! Love these things. Only built two so far but they are so much fun to build and look great on my shelf guarding my computer. That brings my Gundam total up to 8, and I still have a couple more on order at HLJ.

And of course, why not some:
(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq268/Kila2000/Stash/20140707_192500.jpg) (http://s454.photobucket.com/user/Kila2000/media/Stash/20140707_192500.jpg.html)
BSG!! Wanted the re-imaging Galactica and Pegasus for ages and of course when the TOS was realease, well, gotta have it right? The TOS Raider is another must have and man its a huge box. The re-imagined Raider is a pre-made, pre-painted one, not what I wanted as I was after the TOS Viper but it seems there was a communication error with my model guy ... I have a model guy, lol, he gets me the US made kits for a pretty good price, WAY cheaper than the LHS's here charge.

But of course, the best for last and most certainly one of my main Grail Kits. Wanted this ole' girl for years:
(http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq268/Kila2000/Stash/20140707_130454.jpg) (http://s454.photobucket.com/user/Kila2000/media/Stash/20140707_130454.jpg.html)
She's a beaut!! Without a doubt the biggest, most expensive kit I have bought to date and as with the Defiant I am SOOOOO glad I got one when they came up again. Its goona be a scary build when I get to her so hopefully my skills will be up to it when I do.

All of these came today by the way. The Falcon and Gundam were delivered from HLJ and the Trek and BSG kits I picked up from my model guy this evening. Thats my budget blown for a while, and once the missus sees this pile, which I have no chance of hiding, she will no doubt tell me they are the last models I buy for a while (until they come into stock that is  ;D )
If any of this seems braggy I apologise, I just get super excited with new toys.

Cheers
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: luminous on July 07, 2014, 07:59:31 am
Omg Will . What a haul . Well done mate.
 Brag away bro , we all work hard to earn our money for these kits.
Just got my finemolds falcon too. Had to after following Armandos beautiful build.
 I'm totally blown away, what an amazing kit. The art work /photographic guides are stunning, let alone the model itself. Well worth the retail price (hobby link japan still have some left, says"low stock".)
Also got a defiant. :D
Exciting times.
Yeehaa !!
Cheers
Ollie
 
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on July 07, 2014, 09:04:45 am
Very Nice Wil   :) :) :) :) :)

and well done too Ollie :) :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 07, 2014, 09:40:14 am
Very nice haul there Wil my brother!!!
Brag away!!!! =)

luminous - Cool pic of you and the Falcon!
All of us that were lucky enough to snag one should post our ugly mugshot with
our newly acquired FM Falcon!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on July 07, 2014, 12:27:59 pm
Ok now, I want to see several Falcon builds begun immediately! Seriously, you guys are gonna have a blast with it, and once you get past the large parts count, it really isnt that bad of a build.
Will, that is a great haul!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on July 07, 2014, 09:08:24 pm
HLJ Order has arrived.  Box was in pristine condition, well packed, and arrived in under a week (with the July 4th Holiday in the middle).  Definitely order from them again, when the need arises  ;D

I have pulled all of these apart to confirm all sprues are present, and I have to say only one kit was a true surprise.  The Hobbit Kit by dragon was very different.  It isn't a sprue kit, may call it a solid pvc or vinyl kit.  It is just like the Kotobukiya Artfx Kits but unpainted of course.  I think I am gonna do my first video on this one as an unboxing.

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/20140707_214725.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/20140707_214725.jpg.html)

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/20140707_214835.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/20140707_214835.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: nkaltso on July 07, 2014, 09:28:09 pm

I'm officially jealous, I ordered my Falcon through Amazon and it will take till the middle of August to arrive.  So beware if anyone tries to do the same. 
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on July 08, 2014, 12:29:26 am
oooooo, I like the Iron Man and Iron Patriot kits. Thought about some of them too, maybe in the future ......
But yea, HLJ is the bomb for ordering. My quite large box arrived less than a week after I ordered and the three kits were well packed and all in top notch condition. Its the third time I've gotten stuff from them and I've been impressed every time.

Kenny, if you start a thread for "The Falcon and The Mug" I'll post mine up buddy  ;D

Armando, its thanks you buddy that I got this, and sorry to say, I plan on stealing using some of your ideas, the hidden battery charger and switch for instance.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 08, 2014, 08:52:20 am

Armando, its thanks you buddy that I got this, and sorry to say, I plan on stealing using some of your ideas, the hidden battery charger and switch for instance.

Yeah Baby, Wil is a Borg in training!!! Assimilation in progress!!!!

Pretty soon he will take down that DS9 avatar and replace it with a Borg!!!  =)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on July 08, 2014, 12:06:32 pm
Lol Wil...have at it man. It's not my original idea either.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on July 09, 2014, 04:38:37 am
I ... feel ... strange ... its like ... my thoughts ... are not ... my ... own ......
Must ... resist!!

"We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile."
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 09, 2014, 07:45:11 am
I ... feel ... strange ... its like ... my thoughts ... are not ... my ... own ......
Must ... resist!!

"We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile."

Welcome Home Son!!!

I am so proud!!!!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Bierce Mountain on July 09, 2014, 02:56:23 pm
Look what arrived in the mail today!!!!!

(http://www.pdgny.com/paul/IQ-9.jpg)

I had to order if from Japan so it took a while but it looks really sweet. It's engineered like Gundam kit so it's fully posable. Just wish it was bigger.

Paul
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on July 10, 2014, 04:57:30 am
Nice! Liking the mohawk  8)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on July 11, 2014, 06:22:09 am
Got no pics to show til I get them but just placed an order for US$240 worth of PE sheets for various different models I have, and thats only about half of what I want. Almost completely drained my model budget I've spent months building up  ;D
Hunny!! Can we re-mortgage the house??  8)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 11, 2014, 09:21:27 am
Got no pics to show til I get them but just placed an order for US$240 worth of PE sheets for various different models I have, and thats only about half of what I want. Almost completely drained my model budget I've spent months building up  ;D
Hunny!! Can we re-mortgage the house??  8)

That's a lot of PE Wil.

I keep saying I need to do that but end up getting a couple of models and maybe
1 or 2 sets of PE!

I have 1 set for ALL the BSG kits I have so I could spend $200 right there easily!

I have most of my PE set up on a wish list on Cult's website!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 11, 2014, 03:45:21 pm
Looky what arrived today!!

Got it at a very good price from ebay so I couldn't pass it up!!

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Boba Flint on July 11, 2014, 05:06:21 pm
Got a 1/1000 Reliant today, decals are ok. Missing the bridge part.  :-\
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on July 11, 2014, 06:21:26 pm
Quote
Got a 1/1000 Reliant today, decals are ok. Missing the bridge part.

The new Round 2 kit? That's a bummer!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on July 11, 2014, 07:53:16 pm
That's a lot of PE Wil.

It certainly is alot of PE Kenny
Heres a list of what I got, all of these are Paragrafix PE
PGX-133    Battlestar Galactica Photoetch & Decal Set (for Moebius)
PGX-138    Battlestar Galactica Hull Inserts for Moebius
PGX-183    1/4105 Original Series Galactica Photoetch Set (for Moebius)
PGX-142    USS Voyager Photoetch Set for Revell/Monogram
PGX-169    1/3300 Deep Space Nine Window Drilling Templates (for AMT)
PGX-180    1/72 Millennium Falcon Photoetch Set (for Fine Molds)
PGX-181    1:1400 Enterprise E Photo-Etch Details
PGX-170    Battlestar Pegasus Exterior Photoetch Set

Looks like Cult has some of them a few dollars cheaper than what I paid, oh well, lesson learnt there  ;D

Liking the T2 kit, those things build up looking pretty good from what I've seen.

Boba Flint, thats a bugga, contact R2 about a replacement piece.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on July 11, 2014, 11:40:28 pm
Just got her in! traded for her. Mint sealed!
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10425141_10204047892495817_8117460290629570818_n.jpg?oh=83150b0733415c133707e5d8b6ccca7f&oe=5437E412&__gda__=1413745991_f4bf63442e840998ee15c07d0cab6766)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 12, 2014, 02:50:54 am
For the German airplane enthusiast. Just finished watching Flyboys and The Great Waldo
Pepper. So, I just ordered 2 of these!!!

 
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Mstowell on July 13, 2014, 05:09:44 pm
Picked these up at model show in northern Illinois yesterday.
Star Wars AT-ST
Star Wars Millennium Falcon Cut Away
Star Trek V Enterprise
And for the non-scifi crowd.
F4U-5N Corsair
Enjoy,
Matt
(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l198/msstowell/Star%20Wars/DSC_0805_zpsc7bc184f.jpg) (http://s96.photobucket.com/user/msstowell/media/Star%20Wars/DSC_0805_zpsc7bc184f.jpg.html)
(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l198/msstowell/Star%20Wars/DSC_0805_zpsc7bc184f.jpg) (http://s96.photobucket.com/user/msstowell/media/Star%20Wars/DSC_0805_zpsc7bc184f.jpg.html)
This is my 2nd movie kit.  May need to do one of them as something other than pristine enterprise.  Are there after market mods for these movie kits?  Wouldn't mind changing this into the Stargazer or something else...
(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l198/msstowell/DSC_0813_zpseb28cf42.jpg) (http://s96.photobucket.com/user/msstowell/media/DSC_0813_zpseb28cf42.jpg.html)
(http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l198/msstowell/DSC_0812_zpsd6f668e3.jpg) (http://s96.photobucket.com/user/msstowell/media/DSC_0812_zpsd6f668e3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on July 13, 2014, 06:17:29 pm
Nice haul, Matt!

I'm one of those sci-fi people that also enjoys the military kits as well, especially WWII era planes, ships, and tanks. The Corsair is one of my favorites-have a Revell 1/32 sitting in my stash waiting to be built.

Apparently the person who did the box art for the Star Trek V kit was not part of the blue vs. amber deflector dish color debate. He went with-green?? ???

Don't have any Star Wars kits, unless you count the old MPC Falcon I took apart with hopes of putting it back together improved. If you build the AT-ST, do you think you'll do an Endor diorama for it?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on July 13, 2014, 06:36:48 pm
Oops. :-[  I just spotted your new WIP thread for the AT-ST Walker, Matt. Guess you decided to build it. ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Mstowell on July 13, 2014, 07:05:20 pm
Oops. :-[  I just spotted your new WIP thread for the AT-ST Walker, Matt. Guess you decided to build it. ;)
I will for sure do a diorama for it.  Since I just got kit yesterday, I'm not sure what I want to do.  For now it will be stand alone.  Going to do some ruminating about it.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 13, 2014, 07:13:43 pm
Oops. :-[  I just spotted your new WIP thread for the AT-ST Walker, Matt. Guess you decided to build it. ;)
I will for sure do a diorama for it.  Since I just got kit yesterday, I'm not sure what I want to do.  For now it will be stand alone.  Going to do some ruminating about it.

Will be nice to see what you do for it!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions : Model mount
Post by: Artie on July 13, 2014, 09:32:10 pm
Hi Guys,

well I had a wonderful surprise at my letterbox today.....An Orbital Drydock Model Mounting Post ;) ;)

This is certainly going assist me with getting a better result with my Refit or my JJ Prise. I havent decicided which  model to do first. :o ( A resin biplane is on the bench ATM)


 This Model mount has the ability to unplug and plug at will....while still working on the model. What a great timesaver and also not having the pole 'stick out' is a great advantage for this modeller 8). I guess its also allows you to dismantle for transport when going to those model expo's :) for judging ;D

Any how Im raving on....take a look here for some better photos of what Im trying to say...as my photo work is less than perfect.

https://orbitaldrydock.com/Electronics/8-PIN-POST

Thanks for another great product Brett. 8) Highly recommended :)

regards Artie
Title: Re: New Acquisitions : Model mount
Post by: DarthVader on July 13, 2014, 10:32:28 pm
Hi Guys,

well I had a wonderful surprise at my letterbox today.....An Orbital Drydock Model Mounting Post ;) ;)

This is certainly going assist me with getting a better result with my Refit or my JJ Prise. I havent decicided which  model to do first. :o ( A resin biplane is on the bench ATM)


 This Model mount has the ability to unplug and plug at will....while still working on the model. What a great timesaver and also not having the pole 'stick out' is a great advantage for this modeller 8). I guess its also allows you to dismantle for transport when going to those model expo's :) for judging ;D

Any how Im raving on....take a look here for some better photos of what Im trying to say...as my photo work is less than perfect.

https://orbitaldrydock.com/Electronics/8-PIN-POST

Thanks for another great product Brett. 8) Highly recommended :)

regards Artie

Very nice Artie,I am sure this will make your wiring a lot easier on your Refit or JJ Enterprise kit..I think I bought one of these somewhere in among my other supplies but can not remember if I got mine from Brent at Orbital_Drydock or Trek Modelers..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on July 13, 2014, 10:47:01 pm
Gee Clarence..its bad when you cant remember where and when...LOL...Mine says Orbital Drydock Model Mount...therefore Im guessing if we have the same part.. you got yours from Orbital Drydock...LOL ;D ;D ;D

I believe this mount is the better of the two types, as it comes with more wires and back nuts.

regards Artie
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on July 13, 2014, 11:29:33 pm
Gee Clarence..its bad when you cant remember where and when...LOL...Mine says Orbital Drydock Model Mount...therefore Im guessing if we have the same part.. you got yours from Orbital Drydock...LOL ;D ;D ;D

I believe this mount is the better of the two types, as it comes with more wires and back nuts.

regards Artie
Oh believe me I agree,I mean I am not very old(47)but feel like I been suffering from CRS,lol I pretty sure mine came from Trek Modelers simply because when I ordered my complete lighting kit from them I figured I get there base pole also..

Here scroll down to the bottom mine is the 2nd one from the bottom.I also order a couple power supplies from them...Here is also a couple lighting kits I have also gotten from a couple places..

http://www.trekmodeler.com/services/tm_electronics1/tm_electronics_catpage1.htm (http://www.trekmodeler.com/services/tm_electronics1/tm_electronics_catpage1.htm)

This is the lighting kit I got for my Enterprise 1701-A
http://www.trekmodeler.com/services/lighting_kit_refit1/lighting_kit_refit1.htm (http://www.trekmodeler.com/services/lighting_kit_refit1/lighting_kit_refit1.htm)

And this is the lighting kit I got for my Plug and Play Lighting Kit for the 1/677 scale
Revell/Monogram USS Voyager scroll down to the 6th one..

http://www.trekmodeler.com/services/tm_electronics1/tm_electronics_catpage1.htm (http://www.trekmodeler.com/services/tm_electronics1/tm_electronics_catpage1.htm)

I also got this lighting kit from Evans Lighting for my JJ Enterprise which is no longer available except on Ebay..

http://www.evanslighting.com/movie%20ent.htm (http://www.evanslighting.com/movie%20ent.htm)

Here is the one on Ebay that looks like mine..
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Trek-into-darkness-enterprise-deluxe-lighting-kit-/261458144921 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Trek-into-darkness-enterprise-deluxe-lighting-kit-/261458144921)


 
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Boba Flint on July 14, 2014, 04:24:22 pm
Straight from Australia. JAWS Models  studio scale Colonial Viper to go with my Raider.

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p291/boba_flint/002_zps46e3b8ba.jpg) (http://s131.photobucket.com/user/boba_flint/media/002_zps46e3b8ba.jpg.html)

If you are interested in one, here is the link.
http://www.studioscalemodelers.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=1401
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on July 14, 2014, 07:08:08 pm
 @ Boba      Thanks Just emailled him :)   cheers Artie

http://www.modelermagic.com/?tag=jason-wright

$300 plus shipping.... very nice kit....just need the $$$$$$  ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 16, 2014, 03:54:30 pm
I am the proud father of twins!!

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on July 16, 2014, 05:09:12 pm
Nice! And at 1:28 they'll be good sized, too.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: nkaltso on July 16, 2014, 07:53:21 pm
Here is what im currently hording

The 1/72 Falcon was just added to the pile.

The im in the middle of a D build now,  the reliant is next.  Then the Falcon

Cant wait to get to it
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on July 17, 2014, 02:01:02 am
I am the proud father of twins!!
And they look just like you Kenny  ;D

Nice haul nkaltso. Good to see ur Falcon on a shelf, mine lives on the floor for now as i have no shelf space anymore, lol.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: nkaltso on July 17, 2014, 05:25:19 am
I am the proud father of twins!!
And they look just like you Kenny  ;D

Nice haul nkaltso. Good to see ur Falcon on a shelf, mine lives on the floor for now as i have no shelf space anymore, lol.


Mine is in the basement and im worried about flooding thats why its up high.  And due to how rare they are very high.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on July 17, 2014, 06:08:18 am
I am the proud father of twins!!

If you put those birds together Kenny you'll have a sixtuplet!!!!
(or a nightmare)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 17, 2014, 11:16:34 am
I am the proud father of twins!!

If you put those birds together Kenny you'll have a sixtuplet!!!!
(or a nightmare)

When I say to someone, How are you doing? Then they reply, Living the dream!
Then they ask me how I am I say, Surviving the Nightmare!!!!

I plan to build the both at the same time!
One red and the other black!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 17, 2014, 11:19:16 am
Just got this from craigslist for $10.

Complete and unstarted!!!
This one makes 3!!

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on July 17, 2014, 12:09:45 pm
Just got this from craigslist for $10.

Complete and unstarted!!!
This one makes 3!!

Hmmmm.....  lemme guess.....  one red, one black, and one white?

:b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 17, 2014, 02:41:10 pm
Just got this from craigslist for $10.

Complete and unstarted!!!
This one makes 3!!

Hmmmm.....  lemme guess.....  one red, one black, and one white?

:b

 8)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Steamboy on July 17, 2014, 03:29:34 pm
For the non-scifi crowd, this beauty.
Looks an excellent kit and contents the figure as well :)
A weathering challenge.....
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on July 17, 2014, 07:27:12 pm
Well I got a nice package today via Fedex.It is the Mike Salzo Resin kit the TOS Battlestar Galactica 37.5 inches long..I did not want to take it out of the packaging as I am not ready to build it just let..

Clarence

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1600x1200q90/745/5240eb.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1600x1200q90/910/d46ddd.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on July 17, 2014, 07:30:37 pm
Nice one Clarence :) :) :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on July 17, 2014, 08:03:16 pm
Nice one Clarence :) :) :)

Thank You Artie,I do have one more resin kit coming it will be Randy Cooper Star Wars Star Destroyer Avenger it should be here ether this week or beginning part of next week,it should come pretty fast as I have order stuff from Randy Cooper before and got it with in a couple days he shipped it Tuesday to me he out of Florida,I also have the Millennium Falcon 1:72 scale from Fine Molds,I still want to get 2 more Resin kits from Randy Cooper his Galileo Shuttle Craft and his Tantive IV Blockade Runner..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on July 17, 2014, 08:25:32 pm
Good to see you running out of 'space' at home.......under the bench...LOL well done Clarence 8)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: nkaltso on July 17, 2014, 08:32:26 pm
Very Nice,  Next you need to get the new Star Destroyer. 

They will show well next to each other.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on July 17, 2014, 08:41:39 pm
Good to see you running out of 'space' at home.......under the bench...LOL well done Clarence 8)

Yeah That is for sure space is getting very limited,with all the new kits and these Resin kits being the biggest I still not sure where I be putting everything,I may have to start hanging some from the ceiling..If I did not build all these Star Wars Lego kits I may have enough room for all the models I have now,lol You should see the under side of my computer Desk..that is pretty much filled up with some models and all my supplies..

@ nkaltso,that is on it's way should be here this week or next week..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: nkaltso on July 17, 2014, 08:47:50 pm
Good to see you running out of 'space' at home.......under the bench...LOL well done Clarence 8)


@ nkaltso,that is on it's way should be here this week or next week..




Nice  ;) 

I look forward to being jealous while looking at the pictures.


Nick
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 18, 2014, 08:12:36 am
I don't have to see the pics to be jealous, I am there already!!!

Glad you can get these kits Clarence!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on July 18, 2014, 08:47:39 am
I don't have to see the pics to be jealous, I am there already!!!

Glad you can get these kits Clarence!!

Thanks I am really happy I got it,now I need to get the remaining kits I want..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 18, 2014, 08:51:27 am
There are at least 5 big resin kits I want to get. Just don't have the funds for them right now!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on July 18, 2014, 06:35:06 pm
There are at least 5 big resin kits I want to get. Just don't have the funds for them right now!!

Just one for me, the Nebula conversion.  I found an old 'D' saucer and I think two intact nacelles.  I think.  Hmmmmmm. :)  Still, Don's Nebula kit is too much for me to get right now after all the supply-buying bursts I did this last week.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on July 18, 2014, 06:46:26 pm
There are at least 5 big resin kits I want to get. Just don't have the funds for them right now!!

I hear you there there not the cheapest to buy, but they are worth every penny spent on them,maybe in time you can just add one at a time when you can afford to buy them..the only other problem with these kits is the size of them,you really need some room to display them,I am really limited my self on space but I will figure a way to display them some how..even if I have to take down all my smaller star Wars Lego kits apart and box them up to make room which I still have all the original boxes and manual for everyone of my Lego kits....

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on July 18, 2014, 07:58:52 pm
Just got this in from CultTVman.  I took a shot next to my 1/350 E for scale.  It surprised me when the box showed up, I had no idea its size.

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/20140718_205027.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/20140718_205027.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on July 19, 2014, 09:06:06 pm
Hello guys/gals,

I got another package today and it is my Randy Cooper Star Wars Star Destroyer Avenger Resin kit..Lots of parts to work with..

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1600x1200q90/913/488460.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1600x1200q90/674/611539.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1600x1200q90/539/a2a131.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1600x1200q90/539/e1cbb6.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 19, 2014, 09:19:12 pm
You know, I so hate you right now!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on July 19, 2014, 09:23:12 pm
I'm just green with envy!  ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on July 19, 2014, 09:29:53 pm
I know the feeling that you guys are going through I have been there before,mow if that is not bad enough wait till I get the money saved up for the Blockade Runner and the Galileo Shuttle Craft from Randy Cooper I am almost half way there with having all the money for both of them,lol
 
I wanted these kits so bad as the ones I have now where built for me so I want to actually build them my self,but I want to do some thing different with them and that is use LED's as my first Star Destroyer some of the Fiber Optics are not working anymore and there is know way to fix them..

Anyways maybe you can help me with this question regarding resin kits,do the parts need to be washed before you start gluing them together,I know with regular models they need to be washed before you glue and paint them but was on sure if resin kits need to be done the same,if so what should I use to wash the?

Thanks
Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 20, 2014, 10:07:41 am
Resin kits need washed more than plastic kits. They tend to have more mold release on them!

As a rule to live by "WASH EVERYTHING"
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on July 20, 2014, 10:11:52 am
Most here have recommended using Dawn or a similar mild dish soap that works well on grease/oils. That's what I've used so far with good results.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on July 20, 2014, 10:43:37 am
Clarence!

How on earth can you have all that Star Destroyer in front of you and no blue tape????
Are you feeling alright there buddy?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on July 20, 2014, 10:49:15 am
Clarence!

How on earth can you have all that Star Destroyer in front of you and no blue tape????
Are you feeling alright there buddy?

You lost me on that one,lol

Thanks everyone I make sure to get some Dawn dish detergent to wash all my kits..


Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on July 20, 2014, 12:30:34 pm
I started saving for this recently, I can't wait to hit that mark so i can order it.  How long between ordering & receiving was it?  Did you pay upon ordering or at shipping?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on July 20, 2014, 12:44:38 pm
I started saving for this recently, I can't wait to hit that mark so i can order it.  How long between ordering & receiving was it?  Did you pay upon ordering or at shipping?

I paid Randy in full for the kit and he shipped it 2 days later after I paid, I had it with in a week of paying for it..he lives in Florida..Use this e-mail nurnys@yahoo.com and ask Randy he can give you a time on when he can ship it,I was lucky enough that he already had the kit molded..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on July 20, 2014, 07:36:15 pm
Not quite new, but picked this up off EBay today for $26.45 including S/H. The box is pretty beat up, as you can see, but it appears that everything inside is intact. For the price thought I would take a shot. Definitely have to replace those decals, though. This was not an original release, but I guess AMT/Ertl re-popped it in '84 after STII-TWOK.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on July 20, 2014, 07:48:50 pm
Great classic kits pakratt840...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on July 20, 2014, 08:18:46 pm
Thanks Tankton, those will definitely help. Got to stop at Staples and get some decal paper near future.

Clarence, I've been watching for a reasonably priced kit like this that I was pretty sure was intact even though the box has been abused. Wasn't having much luck disassembling the remnants of the two old kits I had from way back. The saucer section came apart almost pristine, but the secondary hull doesn't want to separate from the deflector dish housing.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on July 20, 2014, 09:01:36 pm
Thanks Tankton, those will definitely help. Got to stop at Staples and get some decal paper near future.

Clarence, I've been watching for a reasonably priced kit like this that I was pretty sure was intact even though the box has been abused. Wasn't having much luck disassembling the remnants of the two old kits I had from way back. The saucer section came apart almost pristine, but the secondary hull doesn't want to separate from the deflector dish housing.

That sucks hopefully some how you be able to get it apart,I wish I knew of a way I could tell you how to get it apart but unfortunately I can not.I wonder if you could use a hair dryer if it would help? I thinking maybe just a little bit of heat would loosen it up some..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on July 21, 2014, 04:29:43 am
Ok, my order from SSM arrived, nicely packed with a good turn around time.


Now of course I just need to build the models so I can apply all this PE, lol  8)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on July 21, 2014, 08:38:27 am
Very Nice, I am hoping to be able to pick up a few of those at JerseyFest.  I am pretty sure I saw paragrafix is there doing a tutorial the final day I think.

Also I know the feeling, I have lots of mod parts myself at the moment, but no built models to put them on  ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on July 21, 2014, 08:58:44 am
Ok, my order from SSM arrived, nicely packed with a good turn around time.


Now of course I just need to build the models so I can apply all this PE, lol  8)

Very nice collection of PE killa2000..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 21, 2014, 10:00:52 am
Ok, my order from SSM arrived, nicely packed with a good turn around time.


Now of course I just need to build the models so I can apply all this PE, lol  8)

Very nice Wil, but I think a couple of those are mine!!!  =)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on July 21, 2014, 06:35:54 pm
I got this in the mail today.

Clarence

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/538/ff7678.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on July 22, 2014, 03:42:31 am
Very nice Clarence. Good to see yours arrived safely, thing of bueaty they are.

Very nice Wil, but I think a couple of those are mine!!!  =)

Welllllll ..... technically Kenny they belong to the Collective, as there is no me in Borg, apart for the rebellous ones who shall be hunted and destroyed!!! ahem, but, as I am still in training and have yet to receive my neural processor I think I can safely say NO!!! THEY MINE!!! without the Queen, may she forever reign, or Locutus (turncoat) being able to hear me  ;D
Hang on, theres someone at the door .... "We are the Borg ... " uhoh  :-\
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on July 25, 2014, 05:40:44 pm
Wish I could say a FM Falcon had arrived, but I'll have to settle for these. Stopped at the PO on the way to work this morning to inquire/pick up my vintage '83 Ertl TOS Enterprise kit, and they had 2 boxes for me. My 'Clear D' Enterprise had arrived. WooHoo! I got both off EBay, from different sellers. Mstowell alerted SFMA in a thread about the 'Clear D' listed at a good price a few days ago, and the TOS kit I stumbled across while browsing. Both were open box, but both still had the parts sealed in the original plastic. The 'Clear D' box is almost pristine, while the TOS box...well not so much. Into the stash both will go, as I'm working on a couple of other projects right now and a couple others on my soon-to-do list. All in all not a bad day. :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on July 25, 2014, 06:44:51 pm
Well done Dan......     everyone needs a good stash of plastic, and as many versions of the USS Enterprise in that stash as possible!

Right now, I forget how many versions I have, but I'm sure it's just not enough!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on July 25, 2014, 07:57:14 pm
Check that D saucer for warpage.  It was really depressing to have happen even when the kit was still widely available.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on July 25, 2014, 09:13:00 pm
Thanks for reminding me, Liquid! That would have been a bummer! Fortunately, I must have got one that escaped that fate. I fit the two halves together and they seem to be fine, no sign of warping.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on July 25, 2014, 09:52:27 pm
Yep you got a good one!  I wouldn't mind finding another of those kits, now that I know how not to do some parts of it. :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on July 25, 2014, 09:58:33 pm
This being my first clear kit, it will be a new challenge, but I'm looking forward to it. Except for the trenching for the nacelle wiring. Still get the heebie jeebies when I cut into perfectly good plastic. :o
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on July 25, 2014, 10:15:05 pm
Just found the PE set for the trenches on DLM's site. Perfect! At least the puttying would be kept to a minimum, just a bit around the edges of the PE.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on July 26, 2014, 01:08:31 am
Nice buy with the clear D. So glad I got me one, also got the PE stuff for it. Like you I'm nervous about slicing into good plastic to run wires but the trench PE certainly looks better than the kit detail.

My latest purchase, whilst not strictly a model, is still model related  ;D Been talking on pakratt's airbrush thread about getting me a second AB for large area painting, so, in preparation for that I got myself a quick release fitting with two AB attachments. Also got a coil hose cos the cats keep playing with the other one.
For now, the attachments are on my Eclipse and the knock off AB I have. Keen to try it out now.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 26, 2014, 09:47:41 am
Wil Borg, nice AB's!!

Gonna get me a second Eclipse soon. Then I will introduce the NEO to the garbage disposal!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Guns Akimbo on July 26, 2014, 04:21:05 pm
Purchased/downloaded/printed for ease of reference. All 154 pages of it.  :P

(http://i57.tinypic.com/n4efba.jpg)

(http://i60.tinypic.com/34hx3ye.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on July 26, 2014, 06:08:24 pm
Stash Update Report:

Some old, some new....    a few I already had but they were so cheap I added copies to the pile...

Just slightly disappointing on the J2. I bought it from one of my favorite shops out of California where I've never had any worries, but he had pictured the original box art kit up for sale and delivered me this re-pop instead.

Oh well.....   I assume the contents are the same as the original?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on July 26, 2014, 10:54:37 pm
One of the things I picked up from the post office this afternoon was that Tamiya Handy Drill, so I had to put that together right away....   Thought it would be a quickie, but it actually took me about an hour. (some small fiddly things to deal with).

I thought that Tamiya had a real sense of humor for not only putting this tool out there in kit form, but also including a trigger lock....   They would have better spent their efforts on a spare collet holder which I had to scratch on there.

Not real impressed with the speed of this thing.....   even with the 2mm drill supplied (which did drill a nice hole), I'm thinking the spindle could run much faster. Maybe the 10 year old (new) batteries I put in it have something to do with that?

On the other hand, this thing is very light and handy, and no one will melt plastic with it.....     :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on July 26, 2014, 11:27:01 pm
One of the things I picked up from the post office this afternoon was that Tamiya Handy Drill, so I had to put that together right away....   Thought it would be a quickie, but it actually took me about an hour. (some small fiddly things to deal with).

I thought that Tamiya had a real sense of humor for not only putting this tool out there in kit form, but also including a trigger lock....   They would have better spent their efforts on a spare collet holder which I had to scratch on there.

Not real impressed with the speed of this thing.....   even with the 2mm drill supplied (which did drill a nice hole), I'm thinking the spindle could run much faster. Maybe the 10 year old (new) batteries I put in it have something to do with that?

On the other hand, this thing is very light and handy, and no one will melt plastic with it.....     :b

I built one of these as well. I'm kind of ehhh on it as well.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on July 27, 2014, 01:47:09 am
Got one of those over ten years ago. Assembled it, played with it a bit then put it away and never once used it on a kit  ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 27, 2014, 08:25:36 am
I got one of the Handy drills and love it! It is supposed to turn at a low rpm. It never melts plastic
and does a great job on holes!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on July 27, 2014, 06:07:14 pm
Just replaced the batteries with new ones and at least doubled the speed.....   that's a plus!  :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on July 27, 2014, 07:21:12 pm
Love it, drilled out all the windows on my 1701-C with it (took six batteries from 100% to 0%), did it all in one night as opposed to X weeks with a pin vise.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on July 29, 2014, 04:54:26 pm
Picked up a few Bandai Gundam kits.  My little nephew, who will be visiting next month, likes the Gundam 'mecha' so I thought I would get him a few things for when he comes here.

Two SD (short for 'Super Deformed' Gundam kits.  Super Deformed kits are meant to be 'cute' versions of whatever character they represent.) Gundam kits:
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0N7viRkiW5k/U9gW1jIjphI/AAAAAAAACjo/ex6-rS_EYyc/s512/IMG_1262.jpg)

And a 'regular' 1:144 scale Gundam kit:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qNWf5MdWFV4/U9gW2JJS4oI/AAAAAAAACjs/RbS2WAOc1PA/s640/IMG_1263.jpg)

I built up a different 1:144 scale kit for him in the past, he's had one SD kit made for him during a previous visit, and last Christmas I sat down with him and we assembled another SD kit together.  He really seems to like the little SD kits more, though.

The kits themselves are color molded and they're all snap-fit.  No decals...only stickers.  But the level of detail is nice, and the fit & finish should be very good, all typical of Bandai stuff.

I hope he likes them.  :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on July 29, 2014, 05:37:03 pm
I have never been much into Gundam but the kits look cool as crap!!!

Good score!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: nkaltso on July 29, 2014, 08:29:15 pm
Sorry for double dipping this item here and in my WIP section but I had to share my new base that came in today for my Enterprise D.

It turned out exactly as planned.

Without taking the protective film off anything, i did a test run today.  Below are the pictures.

Thanks to Jerry and Wolf for doing a great job on this product

Nick

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: simi on July 29, 2014, 08:41:11 pm
Wow...that base is outstanding.  Professional work! 

Cheers!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on July 29, 2014, 09:06:23 pm
Sorry for double dipping this item here and in my WIP section but I had to share my new base that came in today for my Enterprise D.

It turned out exactly as planned.

Without taking the protective film off anything, i did a test run today.  Below are the pictures.

Thanks to Jerry and Wolf for doing a great job on this product

Nick

That is really sweet looking Base Nick, Jerry and Dave do some very nice work making Bases..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on July 30, 2014, 12:10:56 am
That base is a thing of beauty!! Nice score!

Gadgetron, I'm not much into the SD's but I'm drooling over the Ginn. Got most of the main MS from Gundam SEED and was thinking of getting one of those too.

Kenny, Gundam are cool as kits. The engineering of them is second to none! Press/snap fit and no need to paint, and the finished product, depending on what range its from, is fully posable. PLUS!! they are great fun to build. You should try one some time, HLJ has some pretty good prices for them.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: manu on July 30, 2014, 02:21:21 am
This base is too beautiful to drill a hole in it. Nice!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: nkaltso on July 30, 2014, 05:24:55 am
This base is too beautiful to drill a hole in it. Nice!

He did put the hole in a spot were it should not go through the ship so it looks like it will be ok.    Originally it was going to but Jerry had the idea to add the info on the bottom.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on July 30, 2014, 02:09:42 pm
Picked up a few Bandai Gundam kits.  My little nephew, who will be visiting next month, likes the Gundam 'mecha' so I thought I would get him a few things for when he comes here.

Wish I had an uncle like you when I was growing up Kenny! When ever I came home with a new model purchase all I seemed to get was grief....  (and I got a lot of grief).

:b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on July 30, 2014, 02:22:04 pm
Stash Update Report:

Picked up some plastic and some resin recently....  :b

The recent builds here of the Space: 1999 Eagle inspired me to add that kit to the stash, and then I came across this Eastern Alliance Destroyer from the original BSG series.

I had never seen this ship in a kit b4, and as I recall the episodes featuring the "Eastern Alliance" were just as hokey as the rest of the show.....  LOL (but they did have some cool space ships!).

This little ship was especially cool (IMHO).....   kinda seemed like a U-Boat in space.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on July 30, 2014, 02:24:27 pm
The instruction sheet refers to the front end (I thought was the bridge) as a shuttle. I don't remember in the show if this little shuttle ever detached from the ship.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on July 30, 2014, 02:59:48 pm
I had never seen this ship in a kit b4, and as I recall the episodes featuring the "Eastern Alliance" were just as hokey as the rest of the show.....  LOL (but they did have some cool space ships!).

This little ship was especially cool (IMHO).....   kinda seemed like a U-Boat in space.

Haha...I just watched a couple of the Eastern Alliance -related episodes the other day!

Hulu re-acquired the streaming rights to the classic Battlestar Galactica series, making it free for everyone (at least in the United States).

You can go to the series page here:

http://www.hulu.com/battlestar-galactica-classic (http://www.hulu.com/battlestar-galactica-classic)

Here are the links to the episodes when the Galactica encountered the Eastern Alliance:

Battlestar Galactica Classic - Episode 19 - Greetings from Earth, Part 1
http://www.hulu.com/watch/11948 (http://www.hulu.com/watch/11948)

Battlestar Galactica Classic - Episode 20 - Greetings from Earth, Part 2
http://www.hulu.com/watch/15870 (http://www.hulu.com/watch/15870)

Battlestar Galactica Classic - Episode 21 - Baltar's Escape
http://www.hulu.com/watch/12852 (http://www.hulu.com/watch/12852)

Battlestar Galactica Classic - Episode 22 - Experiment in Terra
http://www.hulu.com/watch/11940 (http://www.hulu.com/watch/11940)

If you want pictures of the original Eastern Alliance destroyer filming miniature, here you go...

http://www.byyourcommand.net/cylongallery/thumbnails.php?album=1338 (http://www.byyourcommand.net/cylongallery/thumbnails.php?album=1338)

:)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on July 30, 2014, 03:08:40 pm
You're a walking talking sci-fi encyclopedia Kenny....   THANK YOU!!

I'll definitely have to check those links out....  :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Mstowell on July 31, 2014, 09:00:53 am
One of the things I picked up from the post office this afternoon was that Tamiya Handy Drill, so I had to put that together right away....   Thought it would be a quickie, but it actually took me about an hour. (some small fiddly things to deal with).

I thought that Tamiya had a real sense of humor for not only putting this tool out there in kit form, but also including a trigger lock....   They would have better spent their efforts on a spare collet holder which I had to scratch on there.

Not real impressed with the speed of this thing.....   even with the 2mm drill supplied (which did drill a nice hole), I'm thinking the spindle could run much faster. Maybe the 10 year old (new) batteries I put in it have something to do with that?

On the other hand, this thing is very light and handy, and no one will melt plastic with it.....     :b

Just got one of these myself.  Haven't used it yet.  I thought it was reasonably easy to put together.  Nothing too difficult as long as paid close attention to instructions.  Only issue I had was that there was not enough grease, had to use some other, that I already had.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on July 31, 2014, 02:53:44 pm
Ooh an old 1/537 Reliant.  This is the one I bragged on Google Plus about snagging for $9.  It's all in there too.  The cheap price means of course, I can pick up the 'fix' for the saucer height and the resin back section.  And probably $250 worth of other aftermarket things.

As far as the Cylon Raider, I love love love the new BSG and I love love love the new Raider.  That's mine!  Going to pick up Ralph's (Tenacontrols) moving Cylon eye for it, I do think.

And the Viper Mk II.  If I thought I was a big fan of the new BSG, my dad is a super fan of the highest caliber.  I think he's watched the entire thing no less than 5 times.  He doesn't pay much attention to what I'm working on at the model bench, so I will build this Viper under his nose.  The cool bit is that JTGraphics is making custom decals for me that put my dad's name as the pilot and his callsign (which my mother helped me figure out, it's his old 70's CB-radio days callsign).  I think he'll highly enjoy this as a gift in December.  It'll be my first pastel weathering adventure too, the Viper and the Raider both. 

The Reliant will probably sit for a while, as the aftermarket parts...well, my budget is busted atm.

Speaking of that, I hope to add a TOS 1/350 Enterprise to the stash in a little less than two weeks.  Oh my God, I'm turning into you guys.  Buying kits and putting them away for later, this is a first for me. :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on July 31, 2014, 04:59:05 pm
That is so cool what you plan on doing with the Viper for your dad! Hope you do a WIP so we can watch it come together.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on July 31, 2014, 07:43:48 pm
That is so cool what you plan on doing with the Viper for your dad! Hope you do a WIP so we can watch it come together.

I certainly will give it a go.  When the decals arrive I'm getting started on it...well actually I could start tomorrow when the PE set gets here.  Okay so I have no idea when I'll start.  :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on July 31, 2014, 08:13:38 pm
Quote
I certainly will give it a go.  When the decals arrive I'm getting started on it...well actually I could start tomorrow when the PE set gets here.  Okay so I have no idea when I'll start.  :)

No rush LE, look forward to seeing you start when you're ready. :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on August 01, 2014, 01:04:38 pm
Clarence....    I owe you an apology....  A taped mock-up of some kits is prolly not something to rush into!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on August 01, 2014, 05:19:18 pm
Clarence....    I owe you an apology....  A taped mock-up of some kits is prolly not something to rush into!

Wolf I am not sure what the apology is for? anyways you will love building the Randy Cooper SD,I will keep a eye out for your build to see how you be building it..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on August 02, 2014, 12:13:36 am
Clarence....    I owe you an apology....  A taped mock-up of some kits is prolly not something to rush into!

Wolf I am not sure what the apology is for? anyways you will love building the Randy Cooper SD,I will keep a eye out for your build to see how you be building it..

Clarence

Not too long ago Clarence, I was ribbing you for not doing a taped mock build of your SD when you received it....   and now I know why! (heavy resin pieces). Hence the apology.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on August 02, 2014, 12:21:49 am
Played hit or miss with FedEx all week, but they finally delivered the (Randy Johnson) Korbanth SSD this morning.....   :)

Not sure why, but Randy recently put one up for bids with a low start price....   only 2 people placed a bid! I couldn't believe how cheap I got this compared to all the others I watched sail by....
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on August 02, 2014, 07:44:58 am
Clarence....    I owe you an apology....  A taped mock-up of some kits is prolly not something to rush into!

Wolf I am not sure what the apology is for? anyways you will love building the Randy Cooper SD,I will keep a eye out for your build to see how you be building it..

Clarence

Not too long ago Clarence, I was ribbing you for not doing a taped mock build of your SD when you received it....   and now I know why! (heavy resin pieces). Hence the apology.

Ok that is what happens when you have  CRS,lol I still in the stage of trying to figure out my lighting for my BSG, I have been talking to a few others on lighting, and I also contacted Randy Cooper when he built his to see what he did and he told me on both the Star Destroyer and BSG, he got his lighting kit from Randy at VoodooFX.com so I may go that route but the bad thing is I will have to save up quite a bit of money.The BSG lighting will cost me $360.00 and the Star Destroyer will cost me $500.00...

I can still start on my BSG or the SD it is just going to take me awhile building it because of what it cost for the lighting but I will start very soon on it..or I do something complete different on the lighting..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on August 02, 2014, 07:57:31 am
I dont think Ill be getting a lighting kit for my Salzo BSG. Most of it can be done with off the shelf lighting. If it comes to getting any kind of effect, Ill cross that bridge when I get there.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on August 02, 2014, 08:12:20 am
I dont think Ill be getting a lighting kit for my Salzo BSG. Most of it can be done with off the shelf lighting. If it comes to getting any kind of effect, Ill cross that bridge when I get there.

I totally agree with you there Armando,I will do something for lighting for both the BSG and SD,I will just need to figure what I will do,I think I have enough LED Strip lighting and will probably go that route vs Fiber Optics, but I may go FO it all depends what I can use to light the FO and how I go about lighting the engines,I know what I going to use to light the landing bays which will be a chaser circuit board..

What I want to do is be able to hook all my lighting to a couple switches on a Base and be able to plug it in to a wall outlet so it will not being using a battery for power.I just have to figure how to hook all the lighting up as playing with wiring is just not my strong point for electronics,basically I am a totally newbie when it comes to this part..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on August 02, 2014, 02:49:26 pm
I dont think Ill be getting a lighting kit for my Salzo BSG. Most of it can be done with off the shelf lighting. If it comes to getting any kind of effect, Ill cross that bridge when I get there.

I'm agreeing with you Armando.....   I'll pay the piper to get the model kits I like (because I can't produce those), but the lighting end can not only be done cheaper than buying a kit, it's fun too....  :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on August 02, 2014, 05:02:41 pm
I dont think Ill be getting a lighting kit for my Salzo BSG. Most of it can be done with off the shelf lighting. If it comes to getting any kind of effect, Ill cross that bridge when I get there.

I'm agreeing with you Armando.....   I'll pay the piper to get the model kits I like (because I can't produce those), but the lighting end can not only be done cheaper than buying a kit, it's fun too....  :b
agreed!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 02, 2014, 06:14:24 pm
I dont think Ill be getting a lighting kit for my Salzo BSG. Most of it can be done with off the shelf lighting. If it comes to getting any kind of effect, Ill cross that bridge when I get there.

I'm agreeing with you Armando.....   I'll pay the piper to get the model kits I like (because I can't produce those), but the lighting end can not only be done cheaper than buying a kit, it's fun too....  :b
agreed!

Ditto!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on August 05, 2014, 11:48:55 am
Not a bad wee day methinks.

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/IMG_1264_zps316e6b62.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/IMG_1264_zps316e6b62.jpg.html)

The AMT/ERTL Shuttlecraft arrived which I will be making up as my own version of the "Eleanor" after I finish the Galactica. Won't bother with a WIP thread as it will be identical to the original so unless I come up with anything new it will be a quiet build for that.

Was also up in Glasgow today and got the Revel mk.II and mk.VII Colonial Vipers which I have been toying with for ages and couldn't resist getting both so looking forward to those future builds with all the lights and PE parts for the two. Should be interesting builds as I have never weathered any kits and certainly not to the extent the Vipers get beaten up so looking forward to trying my hand at them. Any pointers re:- lights/PE parts will be appreciated. I also plan on approaching Jerry of HDA again to see if he can do some new name decals so I can be the pilot of one Viper and my girlfriend the pilot of the other.

Just means I will not be getting the Runabout I was after but I can't complain at all as I still have the mk.III 1/537 USS Reliant to arrive so when it does I will have 6 kits to build and a few subtle hints to drop at Christmas time may add to the stash.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on August 05, 2014, 12:56:56 pm
Nice pickups there Iain!
Quote
The reason Moebius kits are not distributed in Europe is because Revell has the license for the Galactica stuff in Europe. Well, I know they have it for the original series, but I think it extends to the new show as well...

So essentially the Revell kits you have are the same as the Moebius kits here in the US. Still want to get one of the classic vipers to pair with my classic raider-when I build it that is. ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on August 05, 2014, 01:53:32 pm
Nice grab TK.....    I don't have that Mark VII in my stash....  not sure I'll add it any time soon. I think the old Mark II looks much tougher!!!   :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on August 05, 2014, 08:16:59 pm
Like everyone else said nice pick up TK..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on August 06, 2014, 12:07:36 am
So essentially the Revell kits you have are the same as the Moebius kits here in the US. Still want to get one of the classic vipers to pair with my classic raider-when I build it that is. ;D
From what I've been told Revell give you slightly better decals but otherwise its the same.

Nice haul TK. I just have the TOS Viper to get to complete my set. And yea, like Wolf said, I think the MKII looks tougher, meaner!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on August 06, 2014, 01:34:35 am
Thanks guys.

Yeah - well happy with what I have in my wee stash of plastic and a pleasing aspect of it all is that my Eleanor enjoys them as much as I do and she was delighted when I said I hoped to have her name on the side of one of the vipers
.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 06, 2014, 06:54:30 am
Thanks guys.

Yeah - well happy with what I have in my wee stash of plastic and a pleasing aspect of it all is that my Eleanor enjoys them as much as I do and she was delighted when I said I hoped to have her name on the side of one of the vipers
.

She sounds like a true winner!!
Glad you have someone right there with you to share your hobby with!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on August 07, 2014, 12:57:29 pm
Another wee addition to my modelling bits 'n' bobs.

Although not a kit I am well chuffed with my new portable spray booth which I have seen a lot of you guys using and already it has made a difference. Instead of standing at the back door spraying I can stay in the comfort of the spare room. Only just got it this morning hence the plastic bag stuck to the side (want to keep it pristine at least for 24hrs).

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/IMG_1273_zps6af97c6a.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/IMG_1273_zps6af97c6a.jpg.html)

Have'nt got a table or anything for it yet and unfortunately the ideal area is occupied by my gerbil Ra's rotastak home and the wee guy will always get priority. ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 07, 2014, 02:05:48 pm
Very nice Iain!
I have thought about getting one of those!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on August 07, 2014, 07:15:58 pm
Where did you get the paint booth?

Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on August 08, 2014, 08:14:38 am
Hi Phil.

I got it off Ebay from a company I have dealt with before:-

http://www.airbrushsupplyonline.com/
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on August 08, 2014, 03:19:33 pm
Thanks. Went to the website and found the paint booth category but they had nothing listed. Will have to keep looking around.


Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on August 08, 2014, 03:25:18 pm
Thanks. Went to the website and found the paint booth category but they had nothing listed. Will have to keep looking around.Phil


Phil - go to Ebay and you will find loads of them and the company I mentioned usually have them on sale so you can save a few pence which I did. ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on August 08, 2014, 03:40:01 pm
Awesome. Will do. Thanks.


Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on August 09, 2014, 05:29:19 pm
Very Nice, I got that same paint booth from Paasche on Amazon, it was in their warehouse deals for like $80.  I know Amazon has that same booth by multiple sellers.  I think it is like the superglues, they come generic and all the manufacturers just slap their name on it.  Least that is my impression from what i have seen. 

However, it works great, you will love using it.  ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on August 09, 2014, 09:26:14 pm
Quote
I think it is like the superglues, they come generic and all the manufacturers just slap their name on it.  Least that is my impression from what i have seen. 
Wouldn't be surprised to find out that that's exactly right, Wraith. 
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on August 11, 2014, 03:26:36 pm
My most recent acquisitions.

Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 11, 2014, 04:49:26 pm
Very nice Phil, especially the TV version Seaview!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on August 11, 2014, 07:43:29 pm
Thanks Ken. I now have both the tv and movie versions.


Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on August 12, 2014, 05:54:03 am
Ahhh....  very nice.....  4 window Seaview....

I hope you didn't have to kill anybody I know for it?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 12, 2014, 09:24:30 am

I hope you didn't have to kill anybody I know for it?

Wonder how many people know where that saying came from and who said it? Yes, I DO know!!!  =)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on August 12, 2014, 10:26:12 am

I hope you didn't have to kill anybody I know for it?

Wonder how many people know where that saying came from and who said it? Yes, I DO know!!!  =)

The only time I ever heard it was Watto in the Phantom Menace.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 12, 2014, 01:35:21 pm

I hope you didn't have to kill anybody I know for it?

Wonder how many people know where that saying came from and who said it? Yes, I DO know!!!  =)

The only time I ever heard it was Watto in the Phantom Menace.

GEEZ man, you weren't supposed to give it away!!!! =)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on August 12, 2014, 02:02:21 pm

I hope you didn't have to kill anybody I know for it?

Wonder how many people know where that saying came from and who said it? Yes, I DO know!!!  =)

The only time I ever heard it was Watto in the Phantom Menace.

GEEZ man, you weren't supposed to give it away!!!! =)

I mean, I have no idea where this mysterious phrase comes from, Kenny, and I uh, yep.  Oops!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on August 13, 2014, 02:31:48 pm
Finally got me a USS Enterprise.

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/USS%20Enterprise/IMG_1291_zps7c7506d5.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/USS%20Enterprise/IMG_1291_zps7c7506d5.jpg.html)

18" of plastic goodness and I will have to get ahold of Ralph/Tena Controls for his bussard spinners at some point in the future.

I noticed that the upper primary hull is heavy on the panel lines and am I right to assume it is the practice to sand these off for a smooth hull? Not a problem if it is as it will help increase my sanding skills (and patience!).

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/USS%20Enterprise/IMG_1294_zps6c3a8a66.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/USS%20Enterprise/IMG_1294_zps6c3a8a66.jpg.html)

I also noticed (or not as the case may be) that the windows are very faint so is there a pattern to follow??

Will be awhile before I start this one but I couldn't let it go and I got it for less than 14GBP. Will need to get new decals from somewhere as the originals have been damaged and are pretty useless but the seller did state this so I knew what was coming. Hopefully decals for this one are easy to come by.

My wee stash grows and grows. ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on August 13, 2014, 03:25:46 pm
I also noticed (or not as the case may be) that the windows are very faint so is there a pattern to follow??

Before Round 2 re-popped that kit, all the faintly-molded view port details was totally inaccurate.  So when Round 2 issued kit number AMT610 back in 2008, they updated the decal sheet to include a more correct representation of the view ports.

You can always sand all those view port details smooth and then get a set of aftermarket decals to either slide on the model or to use as a drilling guide.

JT Graphics sells a decal sheet for the AMT / ERTL 1:650 TOS Enterprise kits.  You can get a set from Federation Models.

18" TOS Constitution Class Windows Decals
http://www.federationmodels.com/decals/jt_graphics/ (http://www.federationmodels.com/decals/jt_graphics/)
Item Number JTG-G06
$10.00 U.S.D.

(http://www.federationmodels.com/decals/jt_graphics/images/650_tos_windows.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on August 13, 2014, 03:56:01 pm
Thanks Gadgetron.

I will be lighting this kit so I will start looking for a window guide and a source of new decals nearer the time.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 13, 2014, 04:59:38 pm
Yeah, JT-Graphics has great decals for that ship as well as many others!!
Also, Jeff has alot of aftermarket stuff as well!!

Here is a direct link to his site!
http://www.jt-graphics.com/
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on August 13, 2014, 05:11:35 pm
Thanks guys.

Having a ball looking at what I can get for the Enterprise. ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 13, 2014, 07:44:27 pm
Thanks guys.

Having a ball looking at what I can get for the Enterprise. ;D

Staggering, isn't it?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on August 14, 2014, 06:50:19 am
TK....  I don't have any of the newer versions of this 18" Enterprise, but I do have some newer AMT stuff and it's not the quality of the good ole days. Hope it works out for you......    (IMO folks should spend a few extra bucks and get the vintage plastic if they can find it).

As for your decals, ask Tankton.....  He just sent some original (reprint) S951 decals to the door prize winner.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on August 14, 2014, 07:17:43 am
I will indeed Wolf when the time comes to build the kit.

Still debating what to do about those raised panel lines tbh. ???
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: JMunsonII on August 14, 2014, 03:04:12 pm
Just picked this up today...at less than what I could get it for on Amazon... :D  Yay! :D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Steamboy on August 14, 2014, 03:15:41 pm
Mmmm...nice one  ::)
I really like the FineMolds kits :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: JMunsonII on August 14, 2014, 03:29:29 pm
Well, after seeing the vids on the various Fine Molds Falcons, and how detailed they are, I just had to do what I can to acquire the Fine Molds kits that I can afford. 

I really appreciate the high quality kits, and Fine Molds seems to have done a great job. :D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on August 14, 2014, 05:59:49 pm
So far I've heard nothing but good things about Fine Molds kits, just don't have any yet. Nice find JMunsonII. LHS or chain hobby store?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on August 14, 2014, 07:34:06 pm
Hey TK I have the original 1966 decals for that 18 inch
with a supplemental set I created myself. If you have the
ability to print them on decal paper I'll shoot them your way.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: JMunsonII on August 15, 2014, 06:18:15 am
pakratt840:  This was an LHS that is going out of business.  Someone else beat me to the Klingon Bird & the Moebius sub (prolly someone here, yay! :D ), but the X-Wing is the one I was holding out for anyway. 

'Tis sad to see the LHS' go out-of-business, makes it really hard to get that "last minute" bit of whatever-you-needed.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 15, 2014, 10:02:56 am
JMunsonII, are you in the states and if so, what was the price on the 18" Enterprise?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: JMunsonII on August 15, 2014, 12:56:21 pm
Kenny, they didn't have one of the Enterprise models.  That particular hobby shop really catered to the R/C and train enthusiasts, with a bit for the slot car, modeling, and misc. hobbies related thereto.  So, their model selection was never really huge.  They did, at one time, have some really interesting kits, but, as they began their closing procedures, most of the really interesting stuff is gone.

They do have some sci-fi stuff left (such as a mummy model), but I'm not certain what as I wasn't taking an inventory... ;) 

Here is their website, from which you can get the phone number.  http://www.gpahobbies.com (http://www.gpahobbies.com)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 15, 2014, 03:49:20 pm
Ah, ok, thanks!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 15, 2014, 03:58:24 pm
Not scifi I know but models none the less!

I had a birthday! Yes, birthdays still come around at my age!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on August 15, 2014, 04:37:36 pm
Since I'm pretty sure Moebius will have no interest in making a classic Battlestar Galactica Cylon Basestar, I got a great deal on the Revell 30th Anniversary re-pop of their kit.

For this version (kit number 6443), Revell consulted with a professional model builder who had personally seen, measured, and photographed the original studio miniature.  They then developed parts to hide the glaring gaps at the center of the model when the two saucers are joined together.  They also included a new mega-pulsar part.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VrPYQpfiOSw/U-5VGTwTc3I/AAAAAAAACrg/Ft9kciXMW7o/s640/IMG_1336.JPG)

Here you can see the tree that shows the new parts:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wo4YfZHXapI/U-5VHtSwNEI/AAAAAAAACro/ADqGjgJiIi4/s640/IMG_1337.JPG)

Got it for $30.99 + $5.80 shipping which was very good considering the usual eBay + shipping prices out there.

Now I can add this to my Moebius classic Galactica, Raider, and Viper collection.  :D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on August 15, 2014, 07:10:06 pm
Much to my surprise, from across the big pond, in 9 days flat no less, this arrived in the mail today. Must be because it was through Amazon.
And as Kenny eloquently said,
Quote
Not scifi I know but models none the less!
, I picked up the F-14D Super Tomcat at the local crafts store for $10.00. They're shrinking their model selection to primarily car models, so this was reduced to half price.

Apparently Revell must hold to the axiom 'a picture is worth a thousand words', because their instructions have very little text to guide you through assembly steps. Anyway, very pleased with the arrivals and acquisitions today.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on August 15, 2014, 07:15:25 pm
Mine hasn't arrived yet Pak, You must be closer to the UK than me.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on August 15, 2014, 07:32:46 pm
Just over here in Ohio. Wondering if Darth has received his? He's in New York somewhere.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on August 15, 2014, 07:37:42 pm
Just over here in Ohio. Wondering if Darth has received his? He's in New York somewhere.

What that pakratt840?

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on August 15, 2014, 07:48:05 pm
Just wondering if you received your Voyager kit yet, Clarence? Was stunned to see mine sitting waiting for me when I got home today. Tankton's says he's still waiting on his. Shouldn't be more than a day or 2 I would think.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on August 15, 2014, 08:05:56 pm
Just wondering if you received your Voyager kit yet, Clarence? Was stunned to see mine sitting waiting for me when I got home today. Tankton's says he's still waiting on his. Shouldn't be more than a day or 2 I would think.

To be honest pakratt840 I forgot I  got mine a while back I can not even remember where I even order it from,lol I just for got to show a picture of it..Everything is intact in the box but it was taped on one end and the box was a little wore out....

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/673/ISOhBB.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on August 15, 2014, 08:30:50 pm
Well, at least the contents were intact. Hopefully Tankton will get his soon.
Have a good one,
Dan
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on August 15, 2014, 08:37:31 pm
Well, at least the contents were intact. Hopefully Tankton will get his soon.
Have a good one,
Dan

Yes that is for sure,I also bought the lighting kit for it awhile back also,I also hope Tankton gets his kit soon also..

I also ordered this kit http://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/sci-fi-as-in-science-fiction-item-list-u-z-c-9_189/war-of-the-worlds-martian-war-machine-1-35-scale-model-hobby-kit-p-6965 (http://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/sci-fi-as-in-science-fiction-item-list-u-z-c-9_189/war-of-the-worlds-martian-war-machine-1-35-scale-model-hobby-kit-p-6965) all I need to get is the lighting kit for it and a nice Base for it...

I really need to start buying all my lighting vs buying more models but hell when you see something you want you just have to buy it,lol

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on August 15, 2014, 08:46:11 pm
I'm over here in Nevada so it should be here soon.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on August 15, 2014, 09:01:31 pm
I'm over here in Nevada so it should be here soon.
Yeah you should get it soon, I live in the Village of Rouses Point,NY on Lake Champlain on the Border of Canada and Vermont 45 minutes from Montreal,Quebec and 55 miles from Burlington,VT..

Hope to see you get your Voyager soon Tankton..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on August 16, 2014, 07:14:59 pm
Nice Kenny, I got that same Foose Camaro not long ago.  Looks like it will be a blast to build.   ;D 
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on August 16, 2014, 07:22:00 pm
I'm over here in Nevada so it should be here soon.

By any chance did you get your Voyager today?

How long now has it been now that you been waiting for it?

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on August 16, 2014, 08:25:15 pm
Ordered it the same day as Pak. Didn't arrive today maybe Monday.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 16, 2014, 08:48:42 pm
Nice Kenny, I got that same Foose Camaro not long ago.  Looks like it will be a blast to build.   ;D

Thinking I might have to get one of the Tenacontrols boards for it!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on August 16, 2014, 08:59:59 pm
Quote
Ordered it the same day as Pak. Didn't arrive today maybe Monday

If the USPS has anything to do with it, they probably have to first send it to Montana, then California, back to Missouri, and then to Nevada. That's what makes them so efficient and customer friendly. ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 17, 2014, 09:43:59 am
Everyone misspells or mispronounces Missouri, it's Misery!!  =)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: JMunsonII on August 18, 2014, 11:58:18 am
Oh, yeah, now I can join in on the fun too!!! :)  THANKS ALW!!! :)

I do have the Paragraphix set.  Next to-do is count lights and save up for that (in addition to everything else - like paint). :D

(http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u9/jmunsonii/TOS%20Enterprise%201%20600th%20Revell/TOSEpriseRevellAcquisition_small_zps94369a03.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on August 18, 2014, 02:41:18 pm
Ooh lookie what I got today.

A non-sci-fi Patton WW2 tank (that'll be my first shot at armor).  The 1701-E oooh.  And I am a steadfast fan of the new Galactica show, so since I have the Viper Mk II and the new Cylon Raider, I thought, well, I better have Galactica too.  Sometime in the future I'll add the Beast to the stash, I'm sure.  (Pegasus).

Down there in the lower left is Ralph's Tenacontrols moving Cylon raider eye!  Sweet!  And some Mig wash for my planes and the Patton, and a bunch of MM metalizers.  I practiced with them today and after some research found a lovely way to apply them with a brush, and they look amazing on the test plastic.  The Cylon raider is sure going to be shiny!  I'm starting to build quite the stockpile...

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: JMunsonII on August 18, 2014, 02:54:45 pm
Cool stuff Liquid Electron! :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 18, 2014, 04:24:42 pm
OK, you guys know that I hate some of you for the kits you have!
You big resin kit hording freaks you!!! =)

Time for some of you to hate me back!!

Been waiting to get this puppy for while! And I know it isn't a puppy!!!
GEEZ, cut me some slack, will ya?  =)

1/350 NX-01 Refit Conversion kit!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on August 18, 2014, 04:26:32 pm
The quality of the parts on that kit is amazing...very clean...almost like styrene
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 18, 2014, 04:36:50 pm
Yes, I was very pleased when I examined the parts!!

I dry fitted for like an hour. Then washed off the drool and then put it away!!!  =)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on August 18, 2014, 04:39:45 pm
Its definitely put my NX 01 refit at the top of the line for upcoming builds for me. I have the 1/1000, but this is just spectacular, if I can pull it off.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 18, 2014, 04:55:14 pm
If anyone can, it's you!!!!!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on August 18, 2014, 06:21:43 pm
Thank you my friend.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on August 18, 2014, 06:42:04 pm
OK, you guys know that I hate some of you for the kits you have!
You big resin kit hording freaks you!!! =)

Time for some of you to hate me back!!


Hello Kenny,

Congrats to you on acquiring the 1/350 NX-01 Refit Conversion kit....

Nope I never hate you even though I do have 2 of those big Resin kits you are speaking about,I am sure I be owning a few more sometimes soon hopefully,one will be the Mike Salzo X-Wing v4 when he gets it all set to sell and also a couple more Randy Cooper kits like the Galileo and the Blockade Runner when I get some more money saved up..


@Tankton did you get your Voyager today?

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 18, 2014, 06:46:50 pm
Clarence, PM me some info on the Salzo X-wing please?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on August 18, 2014, 06:58:41 pm
Clarence, PM me some info on the Salzo X-wing please?

Kenny,

I just sent you a PM with a little bit of info I know about it as of right now..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on August 18, 2014, 07:23:55 pm
Ok Kenny,, How much did that set you back?
Could I slide it past the wife without getting myself
in trouble? LOL
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 18, 2014, 07:58:09 pm
Cameron, let's just say I can only type with one hand and only need one shoe!!! ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 18, 2014, 07:59:17 pm
Clarence, got it!
Thanks man!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on August 18, 2014, 08:27:27 pm
I better be real nice to the wife if I want to try and slide that past her. LOL

By the way my Voyager showed up today. The next victim to go under the knife.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on August 18, 2014, 08:30:48 pm
Quote
By the way my Voyager showed up today. The next victim to go under the knife.

Good to here you got it! Can't wait to see how you tackle it. I'll be watching and taking notes.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on August 18, 2014, 08:32:11 pm
Oh No,,,Now the pressure is on. LOL
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on August 18, 2014, 08:35:06 pm
@AnythingSciFi, Your very Welcome Kenny anything to help a member out..

@Tankton,I am glad to see you got your Voyager today Cameron,looking forward to you building it..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on August 19, 2014, 04:24:26 pm
By the way my Voyager showed up today. The next victim to go under the knife.

Ahhhh.....    Sweet.....    I picked up this kit a few months back and I'm glad you're ready to build it Cameron.....

We all know you don't need a month.......   doh.....   I'll be watchin...    :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on August 19, 2014, 05:34:46 pm
Actually I've decided on the 1/1000 Reliant for the September
build. I plan on taking my time on Voyager. I created the aztec and
supplimental decals for the Reliant from a set of prerelease pictures.
Not going to light it though.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on August 19, 2014, 09:39:01 pm
You guys will not believe what I got today in the mail, I was doing some running around getting groceries and getting some supplies to start canning tomatoes this Thursday, so when I got home I had a package sitting in the garage, so I am saying to myself, I only had a couple of things I ordered that I was waiting for but was not expecting a package today.

The package said it was from the UK the same place I ordered my Voyager, from so I am saying to myself why am I getting another package from the same place, well of course I had to open and see what it was and behold it was another Voyager, so I was saying what the hell I did not order two Voyager model kits, so I said ok I had better go check my bank account and e-mail to make sure I only ordered one Voyager model kit, so I looked and only have just one e-mail for one order and only see one charge on my Credit Card.

So I am not sure what happened, but it looks like I have two Voyager Model kits now...granted, I have no idea what I will do with two Voyager Model kits as I only needed one Voyager...

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 20, 2014, 08:26:47 am
You could always Pay-It-Forward and pass it on to one of you pals here that would like to have it! At a reduced rate if you wanted to since it didn't cost you anything!!
Make someones day!!!  Just a thought!!  =)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on August 20, 2014, 05:29:56 pm
Just arrived today, and is the perfect thing to pair with my 1/72 Falcon  ;D  Even turned out to be a 1st Run Ed. that comes with the metal Han in Carbonite.

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/SlaveI.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/SlaveI.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 20, 2014, 05:41:25 pm
Very nice Wraith, very nice indeed!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on August 21, 2014, 05:18:34 am
Yup....   That's a nice score Wraith.....

Wasn't really a fan of this craft till Clone Wars came out....   now I keep looking at it.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on August 21, 2014, 10:52:38 am
I wish fine molds did a better listing of the Sprues included in this kit though.  I could tell there was an A thru K plate but I couldn't find plates C & I  :o.  After searching for a while I finally found a little "reorder" pricing list (all in JP of course), and apparently there just isn't a C or I plate.  So crisis averted, LoL  ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on August 21, 2014, 01:01:19 pm
I have no idea what I will do with two Voyager Model kits as I only needed one Voyager...

Clarence...   you obviously need to do the right thing here, which means contact whoever sent you the "free" model and inform them of their blunder.

Then, (after they tell you "that's fine, you can keep it"), you'll have a clear conscience as you send the kit to some poor, starving, under stocked modeler (like Kenny).

:b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 21, 2014, 01:42:42 pm
I have no idea what I will do with two Voyager Model kits as I only needed one Voyager...

Then, (after they tell you "that's fine, you can keep it"), you'll have a clear conscience as you send the kit to some poor, starving, under stocked modeler (like Kenny).

:b

I wasn't insinuating that I be the recipient!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on August 21, 2014, 01:48:59 pm
I wasn't insinuating that I be the recipient!!

Oops...   sowwy.....    I didn't intend to mess with your cortical array....
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 21, 2014, 02:07:09 pm
Guess I just need to watch what I say!!  =)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on August 22, 2014, 01:15:58 am
I am an eBay seller and accidentally sent two models,a 1/359 refit and a revell Voyager, yo the wrong guy. Thank God he sent them back. Saved me a fortune, and a bit of my reputation. I paid the guy a bit for his trouble and gave him a big discount on a future purchase
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on August 22, 2014, 02:27:10 pm
Well Mike, if you ever come across the Halcyonn Nostromo kit, let me know. I am very interested in finding it. Its rare.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on August 22, 2014, 06:26:35 pm
I have no idea what I will do with two Voyager Model kits as I only needed one Voyager...

Clarence...   you obviously need to do the right thing here, which means contact whoever sent you the "free" model and inform them of their blunder.

Then, (after they tell you "that's fine, you can keep it"), you'll have a clear conscience as you send the kit to some poor, starving, under stocked modeler (like Kenny).

:b

Hello Wolf,

I contacted the people who sent me the Voyager and they told me it was a error on there end and they said since I contacted them I could just keep it for being a loyal person who has come straight out to tell them about there mistake they had made..

I was happy I did this and it is cool that they said I could keep it..

lol,I am sure Kenny would love to have it..This box is kind of damaged as they have one end of it taped with painters tape but I will open it to make sure to look to see if everything is there....

Clarence

@3rdplacetrekkie both of my Voyager kits came out of the UK..
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on August 23, 2014, 02:11:27 am
As my mom would have said Clarence....   

"you're a good egg"

Wolf
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on August 23, 2014, 02:26:36 pm
Now you can go forward with a clear conscience whatever you decide to do with it. I was going to suggest giving it to Kenny so he can join the 'Final Frontier' group build, but that would just be piling on. ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 23, 2014, 06:05:20 pm
Pile baby, pile!!!!!

Dan, oh I am gonna be in the Final Frontier build. Gonna make the
Enterprise outta toothpicks!!  :o ::)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on August 23, 2014, 06:39:00 pm
I am sending my extra Voyager to Kenny so he can join us all in the fun..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 23, 2014, 07:03:54 pm
Thank you so much Clarence!!!

I am blushing!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on August 23, 2014, 07:06:53 pm
Your very Welcome Kenny..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on August 23, 2014, 07:22:04 pm
Well then, I just have to ask you Clarence....   Did Salzo by chance send you an extra BSG model?   :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on August 23, 2014, 07:34:43 pm
Well then, I just have to ask you Clarence....   Did Salzo by chance send you an extra BSG model?   :)

I am not that lucky,lol I am wanting to buy his new resin kit though the Star Wars X-Wing he is working on now..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on August 23, 2014, 07:57:09 pm
Well then, I just have to ask you Clarence....   Did Salzo by chance send you an extra BSG model?   :)

I am not that lucky,lol I am wanting to buy his new resin kit though the Star Wars X-Wing he is working on now..

Clarence
Well if he sends you two...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on August 25, 2014, 04:46:57 am
Woo! Hoo!

Got some more kits to add to my "To Be Built" stash.

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/IMG_1321_zps88f53719.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/IMG_1321_zps88f53719.jpg.html)

Well chuffed with this little haul. They will all be lit and I may be tempting fate here but this will be my third and final attempt to build a Reliant. The only difference with this one is that I won't be lighting the flux grills. I have managed to secure what must be "the" only set of R2 Aztec decals in existence from board member zhaith and just need to finalise details on them for payment and delivery.

I picked up the Enterprise D for 20GBP and I will be getting the DLM conversion kit to turn it into a Nebula class so looking forward to that wee project.

I couldn't resist getting the Enterprise E either and just need to decide which movie version to go for (ie:- the simplest!).

Anyhoo! that's me set up for at least the next year with regards to models so I am one happy bunny. ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on August 25, 2014, 05:42:50 am
Nice buys  8)
Looking at getting me a DLM conversion too, love the Nebula design.
By the way, HATE you getting those decals, lol, been searchin for them meself!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on August 25, 2014, 05:58:41 am
Nice buys  8)Looking at getting me a DLM conversion too, love the Nebula design.By the way, HATE you getting those decals, lol, been searchin for them meself!!

Yeah Wil! The Nebula class is a cracking design so looking forward to tackling that one sometime next year. As for the decals I was mega, mega lucky as Zhaith was about to put them on Ebay. Going to leave the Reliant 'til after I build my own shuttlecraft "Eleanor" but will get the mk.III started before Christmas.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on August 25, 2014, 06:35:02 am
Good luck to you then sir  8)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on August 26, 2014, 03:52:34 am
aaaaaahhhhhhh .... SNAP!! Already got those ones, lol, but thanks dude.
Oh, and thanks to peer pressure .... kidding, I really wanted one and a few guys have said how good they are, and that they aren't bein sold anymore ... except for here in NZ ... tons of them ... ok maybe not tons, but still for sale  ;D
My Dremel Stylus
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 26, 2014, 10:36:44 am
Well, it is a little late now Wil, but I don't really like my Dremel Stylus. Even at the lower speeds
it will melt the plastic. Then if you set it to low it doesn't have enough torque to do the job. For
me anyways!!
Now if I have to use it to cut out something it works wonders for that!
Ever since I got the Tamiya Hand drill I have been spoiled!! I know some guys don't like the hand
drill but it works well for me!!
To each their own!!  =)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on August 26, 2014, 10:59:53 am
Hello everyone,

I got my War Of The Worlds Martian War Machine 1/35 Scale Model Resin Kit yesterday from Monsters In Motion,I just have to figure how to run all the lighting for it as the main body is 1 piece,the kit does not come with any directions for it even though there is only 6 pieces but it would have been nice to have them to show a newbie like me how the pieces do go on as it looks like the vacuum forms for the lenses look like the would need to be trimmed to fit correct..

Clarence

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/911/mMXr7l.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 26, 2014, 02:52:21 pm
I saw that kit and almost bought it!
Seems to me they should put something in the box besides parts!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on August 26, 2014, 03:21:45 pm
I saw that kit and almost bought it!
Seems to me they should put something in the box besides parts!!

Yes that is for sure Kenny,when I got the box it was just a plain white box with a shipping tag on it with my name on it,the box itself was the packaging..

It is sort of a let down that there was not some sort of documentation for the model then just the parts and a receipt in the box..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 26, 2014, 05:00:09 pm
You know that I found out that the MOM WOW war machine is roughly the same size as
the Pegasus Hobbies kit. Only thing different is the neck!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on August 26, 2014, 07:14:01 pm
You know that I found out that the MOM WOW war machine is roughly the same size as
the Pegasus Hobbies kit. Only thing different is the neck!!

I hear you there,I am honestly going to buy a Pegasus War Machine maybe next month,I just need to figure out how to wire this Monsters In Motion WOW kit since it is not a 2 piece kit for the main body which I not sure how I will go about doing it,I know that robiwon has done this kit and has lighted his will have to see if he can give me a idea..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on August 28, 2014, 06:43:45 pm
This arrived FedEx today from Squadron.com. Thanks to Trekker9211 for alerting everyone to the sale last weekend.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Guns Akimbo on August 30, 2014, 03:06:38 pm
For the last few weeks I've been pondering visiting a LHS that's in the neighborhood (actually, a few miles down the freeway). I took a gander at their website and was able to virtually browse in-store thanks to Google. I didn't see too much as far as sci-fi models, they mainly tend to cater to HO trains, scale aircraft and cars. But I'm glad I did stop by today...the sci-fi models are hidden away in the far side of the shop.

Boom.

Mine.

(http://i61.tinypic.com/ixz49z.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on August 31, 2014, 11:23:16 am
Nice hit on the clear D Akimbo....   :)

I picked this kit up a few months back from a local Hobby Town, so there are still some retail copies out there.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on August 31, 2014, 03:17:30 pm
Gah a 1/350 TOS that I couldn't afford and a Clear D that I still can't afford.  Do you all think my family really needs Christmas gifts this year?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on August 31, 2014, 03:21:28 pm
Gah a 1/350 TOS that I couldn't afford and a Clear D that I still can't afford.  Do you all think my family really needs Christmas gifts this year?

If you can afford it I say yes go for it..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on August 31, 2014, 04:55:47 pm
Quote
Gah a 1/350 TOS that I couldn't afford and a Clear D that I still can't afford

TBH, I couldn't really afford the TOS 1/350, but I knew I might never get it cheaper. Better judgment told me not to do it, but I didn't listen and bought it anyway. ::)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 31, 2014, 05:04:25 pm
Quote
Gah a 1/350 TOS that I couldn't afford and a Clear D that I still can't afford
Better judgment told me not to do it, but I didn't listen and bought it anyway. ::)

I feel your pain Dan. I say I am not going to buy any more kits and turn around and buy more!!
I feel bad every time I do it but I can't help it!! Addiction is my enemy!!

I have more kits than I can EVER build!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on August 31, 2014, 05:13:18 pm
Quote
I have more kits than I can EVER build!!!

At the rate I'm doing builds, I might be in the same boat, or maybe I should say starship. ;D Waiting for the next new kit to arrive is kind of like waiting for Christmas morning though, isn't it?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 31, 2014, 05:17:33 pm
Waiting for the next new kit to arrive is kind of like waiting for Christmas morning though, isn't it?

Yes it is!  As soon as the new kit arrives, off comes the plastic and the box top gets chunked in the floor!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on August 31, 2014, 05:46:02 pm
Man I know the feeling on buying new models,I have so many now I have to build and I just keep adding to the rest of my collection every time I see something I want..

As of right now on my list is a few more I want to buy is Mike Salzo X-wing v4,2 more Monster In Motion War Of The Worlds Martian War Machine 1/35 want to do a Diorama,Roger Young Starship Carrier Model Hobby Kit,Randy Cooper Blockade Runner and his Star Trek Galileo Resin kits..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: mvoyager0608 on August 31, 2014, 06:19:26 pm
Flying Saucers, Robots, and Automobiles.....Oh My!! ::) My future projects waiting to get out of the box. Can't fight the addiction, if it's a good price I'll buy it.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 31, 2014, 06:39:42 pm
Flying Saucers, Robots, and Automobiles.....Oh My!! ::) My future projects waiting to get out of the box. Can't fight the addiction, if it's a good price I'll buy it.

You have 3 kits there I would like to add to my stash. The C57, Robby and the Batmobile!

I have a C57 but it is the large 28" kits. Where am I gonna put it when it's built?
And I have a resin Jimmy Flintstone Batmobile kit!!

Don't have a Robby!!!.....................YET!!!!  =)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on August 31, 2014, 06:41:10 pm
his Star Trek Galileo Resin kits..

Clarence

I have decided that I am gonna scratchbuild a large scale Galileo for myself and keep my money!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on August 31, 2014, 06:45:21 pm
his Star Trek Galileo Resin kits..

Clarence

I have decided that I am gonna scratchbuild a large scale Galileo for myself and keep my money!!

Kenny,That should be a fun build especially building it from scratch..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on September 01, 2014, 01:47:50 pm
I feel your pain Dan. I say I am not going to buy any more kits and turn around and buy more!!
I feel bad every time I do it but I can't help it!! Addiction is my enemy!!

I have more kits than I can EVER build!!!

I used to feel that way too Kenny....  until I resolved NOT to feel that way any more. It's not an addiction for me now. It's an investment!

Some years ago I realized that the entire world economy is a house of cards, and it's ready to crash. In fact, I'm surprised they've managed to keep it going sideways for as long as they have. Everything I think is so valuable, if it's paper and ink, will eventually be worth only that....   paper.

So, for years now I've been changing my investments over to things with real intrinsic value. I've already stocked up on all the basics...   water, foodstuffs, meds. Then I got the silver, gold, lead...   The toilet paper, candles, batteries, etc...

Now I'm investing in plastic and resin too...   :b

Over the last two years I went a bit crazy and built my little stash up to about 80 or 90 kits now....  with a few more always on the way....   and given how much free time I have to actually spend a few hours building anything, I don't know if I'll ever be able to build them all.

In the mean time however, they'll always be worth something to someone out there as barter if nothing else. And when I do feel like reaching for one to build it, I do have a nice selection to choose from as well.  :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on September 01, 2014, 02:24:07 pm
I understand Wolf!

I have been investing in some similar things as well!!

I will see your 80-90 kits and raise you, oh 530 at last count!!!! Give or take a couple!

Not bragging by any means. Just showing how deep my addiction goes!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on September 01, 2014, 02:34:21 pm
I will see your 80-90 kits and raise you, oh 530 at last count!!!! Give or take a couple!

Not bragging by any means. Just showing how deep my addiction goes!!

ROFLMAO
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on September 01, 2014, 03:27:01 pm
I understand Wolf!

I have been investing in some similar things as well!!

I will see your 80-90 kits and raise you, oh 530 at last count!!!! Give or take a couple!

Not bragging by any means. Just showing how deep my addiction goes!!

Kenny and I thought I had a lot of model kits but you sure out done your self with 530 of them,lol

Hell I am still trying to figure where I going to put them all,most of them will most likely hang from the ceiling and wall if I can find the room,all I can use is my bedroom for my models,I hope with all your kits you have a big room or rooms for all them..

If you have any sci fi models you like to depart with let me know,I am always looking for something else to add to my collection.

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on September 01, 2014, 03:39:18 pm
I browse Craigslist and have bought out several collections!!

The last collection I purchased was over 200 kits.
What I have the most of is cars and planes. I have 2 of the largest Home Depot boxes full of 1/72 scale airplanes!!

I have lots of Star Trek and Star Wars kits as well as lots of misc scifi kits!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on September 01, 2014, 03:45:05 pm
If you have any sci fi models you like to depart with let me know,I am always looking for something else to add to my collection.

Clarence

I have something I am sending your way Clarence. For your generosity with the Voyager!!!
I know how you like resin kits so I am sending you one!!
No, not gonna tell you!!!

Was gonna send it out today but guess what? It's a holiday!!
Sending it  priority tomorrow!!
You will like it, I hope!!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on September 01, 2014, 04:19:43 pm

I hope with all your kits you have a big room or rooms for all them..


Clarence

Clarence, my office/hobby room is 12'x13' and I have display cases on all walls. I am in the process of building larger trophy cases to house more of my kits as I build them!!
Probably after Christmas I am going to build a 30'x30' workshop and within the new shop will be my office/hobby room!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: simi on September 01, 2014, 04:52:19 pm
We interrupt this story for some breaking news!  Apparently, the missus thinks I'm "dumb"!  Now back to your regularly scheduled broadcasts. 

In other news tonight, I've got some other goodies since my last post here including the 1:1000 Defiant, the 1:1000 Enterprise B, a 1:1400 Clear Enterprise D, Cylon raider, 1:1400 Enterprise C, 1:1000 Enterprise Refit.

Of course, still trying to complete the first build...

Cheers!

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on September 01, 2014, 05:05:04 pm
Apparently, the missus thinks I'm "dumb"!

Hate to burst your bubble Simi....   but the missus is correct.....  (that's a Reliant model, not a Defiant).

:b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on September 01, 2014, 05:09:36 pm
Very nice pick ups  ;)

I saw a cool 1 day only coupon in the AC Moore ad this Sunday for 55% off, so I went and picked this bad boy up.  Has a 3L tank on it so no more pulsating airflow for me.  Nothing but smooth flowing air for me now  ;D

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/20140901_174328.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/20140901_174328.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on September 01, 2014, 05:14:04 pm

Hate to burst your bubble Simi....   but the missus is correct.....  (that's a Reliant model, not a Defiant).

:b

Good catch Wolf!!!  LOL
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on September 01, 2014, 05:19:59 pm
Thanks Kenny, there is really no need so I will Thank You for the kind gift coming my way..I wish I had the room you had but unfortunately that is what happens when you rent a room out of a house..Maybe one day I win the lottery and I can have a 4,500 square foot house of my own with my own work shop..

@NetworkWraith I have the same Badger AC,nice pick up..

@simi very nice collection you got going for you..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: simi on September 01, 2014, 05:45:52 pm
Damn, that's what a few beers does.  Well played, I stand corrected!  And, uh, the missus doesn't need hear about this...

Cheers!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on September 01, 2014, 05:55:09 pm
Damn, that's what a few beers does.  Well played, I stand corrected!  And, uh, the missus doesn't need hear about this...

Cheers!

Your secret is safe with.........well....me!!!
Can't speak for the rest here! Especially Wolf!!! ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on September 01, 2014, 07:12:30 pm
Have I been insulted?   LOL

No worries Simi.....  wonderful stuff that Romulan Ale?  :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on September 01, 2014, 08:12:26 pm
Have I been insulted?   LOL

No worries Simi.....  wonderful stuff that Romulan Ale?  :b

Note to the galley: Romulan Ale to no longer be served during SFMA posting.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: simi on September 01, 2014, 08:14:19 pm
Lol
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on September 02, 2014, 08:40:37 am
I am not as think as you drunk I am!!!!!  =)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Julien on September 03, 2014, 05:11:54 am
Received that last week :

(http://www.onlyforus.org/images/new3.JPG)

Which means that I've now got all three ships !

(http://www.onlyforus.org/images/new1.JPG)


The only thing I'm missing, it's the time the build them...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on September 03, 2014, 05:58:29 am
I have no clue what all you just got there Julien.....    but they all look perty cool!!!

Just got a box of resin myself.....    :)   (pictures at eleven)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on September 03, 2014, 06:25:29 am
I believe those are all Earthforce vessels from Babylon 5. Whats the quality of the parts like?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Julien on September 03, 2014, 07:10:55 am
Indeed, it's three ships from Babylon 5. All from Earthforce, all produced by Warp, and all in 1/4105 scale.

To have the complete collection from Eartforce, I'm still missing a couple of kits from Black Sun...

The casting quality is pretty good, some flash and other stuff to cut/sand, but no badly placed bubble. Details are great and very crisps...

I had made a video review of the Omega kit when I received it, here's the link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39tYIHKepyA&list=PLATbF-17YbkXXEASHpBEiSEqSwc9SE8ep&index=26

And you can also find some pics on my g+ page : https://plus.google.com/photos/108219742811048939418/albums/5991812497348919281
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on September 03, 2014, 07:51:40 am
Thanks for clearing that up boys'n'girls.......    I actually did watch some Babylon 5 way back then, but right now I can't remember a single episode, or character......    just never did it for me.

I think the next sci-fi series I actually remember was called FarScape......     cool show.....   weird ships!  LOL

Well.....    Mr. Cooper sent me 3 kits in one box and it's kinda disorganized.....   (ever build a puzzle where all the pieces look the same and are the same picture on both sides?)

I might not make the eleven deadline on pictures.....    :*(
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: simi on September 03, 2014, 08:54:35 am
Julien/Others,

I just went online to find these models.  I can confidently say, Julien makes far more money than me!  lol!

Cheers!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: zhaith on September 03, 2014, 01:31:22 pm
Season's 2,3 and 4 of B5 were probably some of the best sci-fi to ever grace the small screen, the black omega paint scheme i'd imagine will be a interesting one to pull off, i'm looking forward to seeing them completed :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 03, 2014, 04:05:38 pm
Oh man....I have been lusting after these three ships for some time...great haul. I have the Starfury styrene kit, the shadow ship, and the White Star shadow killer.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on September 03, 2014, 05:09:10 pm
I agree with Zhaith, B5 seasons 2-4 were great. Season 1 was OK, was not a fan of season 5. Have them all on DVD, though. Be interested to see how they turn out when you get time to build them Julien.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Julien on September 04, 2014, 02:11:17 am
Julien/Others,

I just went online to find these models.  I can confidently say, Julien makes far more money than me!  lol!

Cheers!

Well, it depends on the seller. They can be very expensive on some places, but way cheaper elsewhere. I was lucky enough to find a UK seller on ebay that sells those kits cheaper than anywhere else. With shipping, each kit cost me a little less than 100 euros.

He hasn't anything listed at the moment, but here's the link to his ebay store : http://www.befr.ebay.be/sch/nutcrackerdb/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

He has a lot of Warp model kit, mainly Star trek, B5 and Space 1999  kits.

Season's 2,3 and 4 of B5 were probably some of the best sci-fi to ever grace the small screen, the black omega paint scheme i'd imagine will be a interesting one to pull off, i'm looking forward to seeing them completed :)

Totally agree on B5 ! One of my favorite TV show !

Thankfully, the shadow pattern is molded on the part, so with a bit of dry-brushing it should come out quit nice... ;)

Oh man....I have been lusting after these three ships for some time...great haul. I have the Starfury styrene kit, the shadow ship, and the White Star shadow killer.

Those are some great kits. the shadows ship and the white star are on my list as well !

I agree with Zhaith, B5 seasons 2-4 were great. Season 1 was OK, was not a fan of season 5. Have them all on DVD, though. Be interested to see how they turn out when you get time to build them Julien.

With about 150 parts for each kit, you may have to wait a while.... But I think the first one I'll build will be the black omega... ;)

Thanks for clearing that up boys'n'girls.......    I actually did watch some Babylon 5 way back then, but right now I can't remember a single episode, or character......    just never did it for me.

I think the next sci-fi series I actually remember was called FarScape......     cool show.....   weird ships!  LOL

Well.....    Mr. Cooper sent me 3 kits in one box and it's kinda disorganized.....   (ever build a puzzle where all the pieces look the same and are the same picture on both sides?)

I might not make the eleven deadline on pictures.....    :*(


Don't tell me you got the big Moya ship? ::)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on September 04, 2014, 04:20:08 am
Bab5 was one of my fave shows back in the day. The CGI was great for its time and the concept of the series was pretty good. When the Vorlons started to move though .... not sure who was worse, them or the Shadows. The Minbari could kick ass too!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on September 04, 2014, 04:36:34 am
Looky looky with the UPS man brought today! This, ladies and gentlemen, is a 40 inches by 72 inches 0.04" thick sheet of polystyrene! Instead of double packs of greeting card size from the hobby store for 5-7 dollars, Midland Plastics in Iowa has sheets this size for about $10!! Shipping isn't cheap, since its a beast, but after all said and done I still got out for under $35!!!
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10606531_10204453646679418_2335262862403257459_n.jpg?oh=c0baa47fe070a1d75cb279f06fd74862&oe=545F0069&__gda__=1416799766_1c8f6af63628901d4170460887c4058f)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10650032_10204453646159405_273455557812118458_n.jpg?oh=a5bd2a553a44975e71f9b3e87258f175&oe=545DEF50&__gda__=1417656425_8981aa54633498e15cdc69f93ec6feff)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10612599_10204453646519414_4600560930717462587_n.jpg?oh=e69a750f2aad1180952a0ae6ae304b98&oe=54778770&__gda__=1415825685_d576c61a033325c31fc021e61ab9135c)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10659347_10204453645839397_5430682175794696061_n.jpg?oh=e0342e163c199e7678be025aa97f0653&oe=546BE4D9&__gda__=1415578575_e0c3aeea3bd4849da00e92a8b65fd6fa)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on September 04, 2014, 09:18:58 am
First I was like 'that is one big styrene sheet', because it is.

Then I was like 'Midland Plastics' sounds familiar.  Because it does.

Then I realized you wrote 'Iowa' (because you did) so I quick looked it up, as I am also there, and find that the place is 2 hours away.  Sadly, they don't do the walk in purchase thing.  Still cool.

Btw that is one big styrene sheet.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 04, 2014, 02:14:07 pm
Niiice...lots of kit bashes can come out of that one...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on September 05, 2014, 07:37:43 am
No Julien....  I do not have a kit of that living ship Moya....  but I did see one out there somewhere in my travels....   should have grabbed it!

Just started sorting through my Randy Cooper shipment...   only checked out the Shuttle Craft so far. There are some issues I didn't expect, but that's all I'll say for now. (Maybe it will look all better in the morning?).
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on September 05, 2014, 07:39:55 pm
Well I got a couple new kits today,one is a Star Wars X-Wing 1:30 scale from Revell Germany and the other I got is a Starcraft Solid Resin N.S.E.A. Protector 1:1400 Scale a very big Thank You goes out to Kenny(AnythingSciFi) for sending it to me..

Clarence

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/901/9G9w95.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on September 05, 2014, 08:13:45 pm
Ive been wanting to get that Revell X Wing. Its bigger than the Fine Molds 1/48 that I have.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on September 05, 2014, 08:29:26 pm
Ive been wanting to get that Revell X Wing. Its bigger than the Fine Molds 1/48 that I have.

I can not really say I do not have the Fine Molds X-Wing..but to compare it here is a shot of my Fine Molds 1:72 MF next to the Revel X-Wing 1:30..

Clarence

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/661/OXwUiO.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/908/fkmKuN.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/909/hSsYIe.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on September 06, 2014, 11:09:16 am
435MM would put that Revell X-Wing at over 17" long.....   just a bit short of your FM Falcon model.

I forgot who's build it was, but someone just did that X-Wing during the Star Wars group build a few months back.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on September 06, 2014, 11:44:14 am
Another couple of additions to the growing stash:-

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/Battlestar%20Galactica/IMG_1353_zps3e15a3f3.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/Battlestar%20Galactica/IMG_1353_zps3e15a3f3.jpg.html)

Been after the reboot Galactica long before I had even heard of the SFMA forums and picked this up for a bargain 14GBP. The photoetch parts for my mk.II Viper also arrived (will need to order the PE parts for the mk.VII next month). Will be going the full hog on the "G" with all PE parts and the Acreation delux decal set and the obligatory lights.Going to be well catered for with regards to kits over the winter and well into next year.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on September 06, 2014, 12:28:43 pm
Good hit on that Battlestar Iain....   I picked that thing up a few months back (for a bit more than you paid!).

Although the original show was pretty campy compared to the new series, I think I still like the original
Galactica design a bit better than this new ship....  I'm sure opinions vary.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on September 06, 2014, 12:34:57 pm
Still playing with my latest resin shipment....  this is the Radiant VII cruiser from episode 1.

There are a couple small pieces missing which I need to write Mr. Cooper about, but otherwise I'm real happy with this one.....   
The quality of these casting is great.....  very crisp details!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on September 06, 2014, 12:46:48 pm
Nice pickup Iain,you will have a nice BSG once you get it built..


Wolf I am sure Randy will do you good on sending you out the parts your missing,I still want to get his Tantive IV Blockade Runner and Galileo kit..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on September 06, 2014, 02:35:46 pm
Well Clarence....   you did beat me (twice?) getting hold of Salzo's BSG, so it's only fair I add this one to my pile b4 you!!!  LOL

This is of course the Tantive IV "Blockade Runner" from the opening scene of A New Hope.

Once again (uhggg), a few missing pieces.....   but wow....   NICE MODEL!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on September 06, 2014, 04:22:21 pm
Well Clarence....   you did beat me (twice?) getting hold of Salzo's BSG, so it's only fair I add this one to my pile b4 you!!!  LOL

This is of course the Tantive IV "Blockade Runner" from the opening scene of A New Hope.

Once again (uhggg), a few missing pieces.....   but wow....   NICE MODEL!!!

I know but hopefully you will get the BSG as it is one beautiful kit.. The Tantive IV "Blockade Runner I have know idea when I get it as I really want Mike Salzo X-Wing first..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on September 06, 2014, 10:59:34 pm
Received this in the mail today. Along with the .35mm needle conversion kit recommended by member dkev, and the adapter connector for my compressor hose, I think I've upgraded my ability to get better painting results from my cheap Master brand ABs. Technique? Well, that still needs some work/practice. ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Robert100a on September 10, 2014, 04:12:49 pm
My latest aquisition was the REVELL USS Voyager Star Trek Model Kit Space - 04801,which arrived this morning.It will have to stay in its box for awhile whilst I complete my Klingon D7(Revell).When I opened the Voyager I almost fainted when i saw the number of windows to be drilled out lol.

Thanks

Bob
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ClarkKent on September 10, 2014, 06:38:53 pm
I took advantage of the Moebius Models founder sale. I picked up a Big Frankie glow in the dark for a very reduced price.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on September 11, 2014, 06:12:16 am
Ok heres my latest Fantastic Purchase :) :) :).....an essential item for my my two...1/350 refits...also the best on the market...Thankyou Brett for all your hard work and development for the 'average' modeller

This really is a world class product 8)...this will make my models look amazing :P

Cheers Artie
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on September 11, 2014, 06:17:47 am
hmm maybe this might be an obvious attachment....Sorry as the site didn't want to accept a photo from 'Downunder'.....LOL
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on September 11, 2014, 08:17:02 am
hmm maybe this might be an obvious attachment....Sorry as the site didn't want to accept a photo from 'Downunder'.....LOL

Congrats to you Artie acquiring the Orbital_Drydock mask from Brett..

Here is my latest Acquisition to add to my collection,Star Trek Voyager Maquis Ship..

Clarence

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/538/tUwezt.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on September 11, 2014, 08:22:37 am
Thanks Clarence... another nice grab for you....LOL     Can you put me in your will....LOL  :o :o

Now to organise the DLM lighting kits..... :)

Sadly my Hot water unit went on the fritz tonight :(....so another $1000 off the modelling budget....Grrrrrr.... :-[ :-[

and Im in the trade otherwise it would be $2300.....yes Im a plumber :(

cheers Artie
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on September 11, 2014, 08:37:30 am
Thanks Clarence... another nice grab for you....LOL     Can you put me in your will....LOL  :o :o

Now to organise the DLM lighting kits..... :)

Sadly my Hot water unit went on the fritz tonight :(....so another $1000 off the modelling budget....Grrrrrr.... :-[ :-[

and Im in the trade otherwise it would be $2300.....yes Im a plumber :(

cheers Artie

Thanks Artie,that really sucks that your hot water unit went out on you,like you said it is good that your a plumber or you would pay dearly like you said..

It also sucks you had to dig in to you modeling funds nothing worse then having to dig in to your play money you put away..

lol, I can put on my will but I am not sure it will do you any good since you live so very very far away from me,lol

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: MikeGTC on September 12, 2014, 11:39:17 am
Some new kits arrived :D

A Defiant:
(http://users.telenet.be/shclan/Modelbouw/Koopspook/DSC00591.JPG)
Kinda wish Voyager was in the same scale, would be nice!
(http://users.telenet.be/shclan/Modelbouw/Koopspook/DSC00590.JPG)

And Thunderbird 2, also has 1,3,4 and 5 and hte mole
(http://users.telenet.be/shclan/Modelbouw/Koopspook/DSC02194.JPG)
(http://users.telenet.be/shclan/Modelbouw/Koopspook/DSC02193.JPG)

Mike
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on September 12, 2014, 12:45:14 pm
Nice pickup Mike,what is the bottom model you have there..The Defiant is one model I should pickup, do you know the scale on it and what it builds out to in size?..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: MikeGTC on September 12, 2014, 01:01:49 pm
Hey,

The Defiant is in sclae 1/420 scale and it's about 38 cm when done.
What you see in the picture is pretty much the full size, only have to glue on a piece at the stern.

The bottum one is Thunderbird 2 from the TV show Thunderbirds. A show from 1965.
Here is some more info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderbirds_machines#Thunderbird_2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderbirds_machines#Thunderbird_2)

And thanks, Always wanted to have those kits.

Mike
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on September 12, 2014, 01:29:12 pm
Thanks when I first looked at it,it looked different from the box art now I see it is the same ship sorry about that..

Thanks for the link to it..

I am definitely going to get the Defiant lets go see if I can find the best price on it..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on September 12, 2014, 07:33:32 pm
I am definitely going to get the Defiant lets go see if I can find the best price on it..

Since the Defiant model was re-popped by Round 2 earlier this year (kit number AMT845), it should be quite easy to find.  Good prices will be between $24.00 to under $30.00.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on September 12, 2014, 08:00:22 pm
I went and order the Defiant,but I feel so stupid that I did,I have so many models I went and forgot I had this kit already so now I will have 2 of them,I wonder if maybe I should do some sort of Diorama since I have 2 of them now,lol

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on September 12, 2014, 08:10:52 pm
I went and order the Defiant,but I feel so stupid that I did,I have so many models I went and forgot I had this kit already so now I will have 2 of them,I wonder if maybe I should do some sort of Diorama since I have 2 of them now,lol

You can always kitbash one of them.  ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on September 12, 2014, 08:26:34 pm
You could always list it in the Trading Post section. Maybe someone has a kit you want and can trade you for it.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: MikeGTC on September 13, 2014, 05:36:12 am
One of the reasons why I 'try' to keep my stack small...
Running out of room to hide them all...

You can build the U.S.S. Valiant. It was going to be the name of the Defiant and it also wa a pretty good episode.

Mike
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: nkaltso on September 13, 2014, 01:03:48 pm
I have not been to the Hobby Shop in a while and had to scratch the itch.  I even took the kids.

So here is what came home today.

--  Enterprise B  -  Ive been following Macupar's Excelsior build, and wanting one.   Then I saw this on the shelf today for the first time.
--  Tank  --  Cheap weathering practice for my FM Falcon
--  Doll house  --  that is my daughters.  She has the same modeling bug in her to.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ClarkKent on September 15, 2014, 05:37:16 am
I picked up five kits from one of the members of the IPMS yesterday at our meeting.  He was clearing some room. 
Star Wars Naboo fighter
Star Wars droid fighters
Star Wars Prince Xizor ship
Star Wars Jabba's Palace
Star Trek Voyager Torpedo

All of these for forty.  Not a bad buy and since I am the only sci fi builder in my chapter I am usually able to get kits that the other members buy and don't want. 
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Robert100a on September 15, 2014, 10:37:13 am
Just yesterday I won an auction  on ebay for two AMT kits.One was a Next Gen enterprise and the other was a USS Reliant.I got the pair for 40 pounds gb inc p/p.I just hope it was a worthwhile buy because I'm not to sure what they should go for.Feel free to mock me if I blundered and paid too much lol.I have'nt received them yet so have no pics to show.

Bob
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on September 15, 2014, 11:45:10 pm
Finally got my Birthday present from Japan. A new shinny AB to add to my collection.  ;D

(http://s2.postimg.org/488q0wjfd/IMG_20140916_003259.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on September 16, 2014, 11:37:52 am
Just yesterday I won an auction  on ebay for two AMT kits.One was a Next Gen enterprise and the other was a USS Reliant.I got the pair for 40 pounds gb inc p/p.I just hope it was a worthwhile buy because I'm not to sure what they should go for.Feel free to mock me if I blundered and paid too much lol.I have'nt received them yet so have no pics to show.

Bob

Wouldn't really give it a second thought Bob. You paid what you felt was a good price for something you wanted. If the kits are complete and in good condition, that's all that really matters in the end.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on September 16, 2014, 11:46:21 am
Finally got my Birthday present from Japan. A new shinny AB to add to my collection.  ;D

(http://s2.postimg.org/488q0wjfd/IMG_20140916_003259.jpg)

Nice AB, dkev! A long wait from Japan?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: dkev on September 16, 2014, 01:06:26 pm
2 weeks.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on September 16, 2014, 01:21:05 pm
Got me "another" Battlestar.

Went down to the local Post Office depot this morning and got a very pleasant surprise. I went to get what I reckoned was the decals from Jerry/HDA for my own shuttlecraft Eleanor and the named viper decals for my mk.II and mk.VII and was told another parcel had just arrived and lo and behold it was my Pegasus.

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/Battlestar%20Pegasus/IMG_1381_zps9ef5be14.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/Battlestar%20Pegasus/IMG_1381_zps9ef5be14.jpg.html)
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/Battlestar%20Pegasus/IMG_1382_zpsb4e563e5.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/Battlestar%20Pegasus/IMG_1382_zpsb4e563e5.jpg.html)

Got my own Colonial Fleet going on here and after seeing the size of the Pegasus I can't wait to get started on her sometime next year.

As always I cannot praise Jerry Hedgecock enough for once again producing another brilliant set of custom decals for me.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on September 16, 2014, 02:27:08 pm
Very nice pickup Iain..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: gene1138 on September 17, 2014, 10:19:06 pm
2 of my latest acquisitions, an Artograph 1530 and getting light blocked in there is a 350 Refit.  The Artograph is a big success.  Being able to spray really stinky primer in the house with virtually no smell in the room is going to let me keep working during those cold winter months. 

My ducting isn't completely optimal.  I couldn't fit the end of the duct over the exhaust port so I had to crimp the duct to fit in.  I think that's causing some poor flow because I started getting air leaking out of the corners as you can see by the tape on the bottom corners.  Didn't have that when I did a test run with the exhaust ports wide open.

But all in all it's doing a good job but man does that black primer really clog up those filters.  Already got a roll of the pre-filter on order.

Looking forward to getting to the top saucer properly primed so I can start installing LEDs.  I should probably mention another acquisition,  a soldering iron.  Learning how to solder and light a model for the first time.

Fun fun fun.

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on September 18, 2014, 08:44:12 am
@gene1138, I need to get something like you have for spraying primer or paint,my only issues would be when I do some of my resin kits that are over 37 inches long..It would work great for my smaller kits though,I might have to just spray my bigger kits and set up my box fan then open the window for at least a half hour to blow out the smell..

It sucks not having a garage that is not heated or a separate work shop..but I might be able to spray out in the garage just long to get the primer on then bring my model in to dry..

My newest models I picked up,I am still waiting on my AMT Galileo and my Romulan Warbird to arrive yet..

Clarence

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/633/I1r9tn.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Robert100a on September 19, 2014, 11:15:51 am
Got my kits in the post today and was quite suprised,what I thought was a next gen enterprise turned out to be an enterprise b.The reliant was a early amt reliant(complete with crappy bridge which I'll put to rights with the aid of Don
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on September 20, 2014, 07:26:47 pm
Hi, Everyone.

Ralph at TenaControls has started shipping his new COMBO-MVE board for the Enterprise refit / -A.  I just got mine in the mail.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-djTesm5tLfA/VB4VgqlFUMI/AAAAAAAAC3s/RK-tXM3Z3lY/s640/IMG_1412.jpg)

I wrote up about this board a while back here - http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=3957.0 (http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=3957.0)

And you can see his updated YouTube video for a demonstration here - http://youtu.be/yn2Rdto9N-E (http://youtu.be/yn2Rdto9N-E)

Besides the usual navigation, strobe, and landing bay lights found on TenaControls other COMBO boards, this kit will give your Enterprise refit / -A build impulse deflection crystal, impulse engines, navigational deflector, and warp engine lighting effects that are consistent to how they appear in Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Ralph even threw in a DEMO mode feature that he's been wanting to incorporate into his boards so that the functions that are activated with a momentary switch can be automatically cycled through.  Very nice for showing off the effects.

:)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on September 20, 2014, 07:44:06 pm
Very cool Gadgetron,I will have to get one of these when I get some cash..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on September 20, 2014, 08:53:45 pm
Garage sales + Craigslist. whoohoo!

can we say, ebay?


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/1512396_10204574537541614_6771000184619536598_n.jpg?oh=d3d924a8754e17919d9a0966145996b9&oe=548A0EFF&__gda__=1418853269_e15afcbfe1cb77fee35ae1a3d5febee8)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: nkaltso on September 20, 2014, 09:11:01 pm
I want a At-At.  They must be hard to get
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on September 20, 2014, 09:15:56 pm
I want a At-At.  They must be hard to get

sent you a pm

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on September 20, 2014, 09:20:09 pm
Nice pickup,the AT-AT is a nice pickup,what is the scale on it or should I say how big will it build out to be?

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on September 20, 2014, 09:29:21 pm
Nice pickup,the AT-AT is a nice pickup,what is the scale on it or should I say how big will it build out to be?

Clarence

12 1/2" tall
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on September 20, 2014, 09:35:40 pm
Nice pickup,the AT-AT is a nice pickup,what is the scale on it or should I say how big will it build out to be?

Clarence

12 1/2" tall
Thank You..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on September 20, 2014, 09:56:28 pm
Nice pickup,the AT-AT is a nice pickup,what is the scale on it or should I say how big will it build out to be?

Clarence

12 1/2" tall
Thank You..

Clarence

no prob
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on September 21, 2014, 12:41:22 am
I would love the Yamato. What scale is that?


Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on September 21, 2014, 12:54:01 am
I would love the Yamato. What scale is that?


Phil
The yamato is 1/500 scale.
Pm me
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on September 22, 2014, 04:58:15 pm
Got a couple more items..

Clarence

AMT Star Trek Romulan Warbird 1:3200

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/661/4AeOPm.jpg)

AMT Star Trek Special Edition Galileo II Shuttlecraft.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/537/d5h8kt.jpg)

Bakatronics BK116 Chaser Kit, 16 LEDs all pre wired with wall plug adapter for my landing bays on my Mike Salzo TOS BSG..

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/661/h6BQEY.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: simi on September 22, 2014, 08:26:24 pm
Cool! Have fun with the War Bird!

Cheers!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on September 22, 2014, 08:37:37 pm
Cool! Have fun with the War Bird!

Cheers!

Thanks simi,

I be looking forward to building her,I going to go with AnyThingSciFi build as one of my references to building her,The only difference is I be doing the whole model,of course it be awhile before I do start building her..

My first build will be my Mike Salzo TOS BSG,I need to get a few more items before I start on her plus I been watching some other builds of this kit so I making sure I try to do the same steps..

I also waiting on some new engine grill inserts for her that I am hoping to here about soon..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Mstowell on September 22, 2014, 09:34:33 pm
Garage sales + Craigslist. whoohoo!

can we say, ebay?


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/1512396_10204574537541614_6771000184619536598_n.jpg?oh=d3d924a8754e17919d9a0966145996b9&oe=548A0EFF&__gda__=1418853269_e15afcbfe1cb77fee35ae1a3d5febee8)

Jealous about the Yamaguchi! 
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: 3rdplacetrekkie on September 23, 2014, 01:49:17 am
Garage sales + Craigslist. whoohoo!

can we say, ebay?


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/1512396_10204574537541614_6771000184619536598_n.jpg?oh=d3d924a8754e17919d9a0966145996b9&oe=548A0EFF&__gda__=1418853269_e15afcbfe1cb77fee35ae1a3d5febee8)


they are on ebay!
http://www.ebay.com/sch/scifi4real/m.html?item=191343203432&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 (http://www.ebay.com/sch/scifi4real/m.html?item=191343203432&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on September 23, 2014, 01:37:54 pm
Hi, Everyone.

So I already have these two versions of the AMT / ERTL 1:1400 Enterprise-D that I bought many, many years ago but never did much with them:

AMT / ERTL kit number 6619:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-y3Q7FVczaGU/VBiFpGCSEDI/AAAAAAAAC14/zHXGdJidV5o/s720/IMG_20140916_113538.jpg)

AMT / ERTL kit number 8772:

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2Skzbk3s2gY/VBiFpWgbXXI/AAAAAAAAC18/v_Y2elKCtQ8/s720/IMG_20140916_114221.jpg)

When Round 2 decided to re-pop the kit (kit number AMT656), they did so with all clear plastic parts.  This makes for much easier lighting since it doesn't require the builder to drill and file out all those view ports.  At the time, I didn't think much of the re-pop and never went out to buy one for my collection.  Then it went out of production and became pretty rare.

Now current eBay and Amazon prices for this kit tend to be pretty outrageous...

Current eBay listing:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5RfzeyqD260/VCG5SOXFxgI/AAAAAAAAC4o/0YYcGLmEeWg/s779/AMT656%2520-%2520Enterprise-D%2520Clear%2520-%2520eBay.jpg)

Current Amazon Marketplace listing:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-hpDVW-nbNWw/VCG5SvAYaZI/AAAAAAAAC4w/euD7RvZN3Dg/s940/AMT656%2520-%2520Enterprise-D%2520Clear%2520-%2520Amazon.jpg)

But I was just randomly looking at things and saw THIS at an unbelievable clearance price blaring out at me:

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-eTsL6UKxrQA/VCG4hRiiMxI/AAAAAAAAC4c/t_-skEW0Apk/s720/IMG_1419.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qweSIZCV1Jk/VCG4iBDNfZI/AAAAAAAAC4g/4UvfOONFzhI/s720/IMG_1420.jpg)

So even though I never had any intention to ever own the clear edition, I couldn't resist and scooped it up.  Hard to believe I was able to get this at retail store level for less than when the kit was released new by Round 2 back in 2010.

Score!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on September 23, 2014, 01:49:28 pm
Sweet deal on that Galaxy Class Kenny.....   with all the bucks you saved, now you can afford the "All Good Things" Future Enterprise Conversion Kit.....

http://www.federationmodels.com/model_kits/starcraft_models/default.htm

:b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on September 23, 2014, 01:56:30 pm
Sweet deal on that Galaxy Class Kenny.....   with all the bucks you saved, now you can afford the "All Good Things" Future Enterprise Conversion Kit.....

http://www.federationmodels.com/model_kits/starcraft_models/default.htm

:b

Wolf did you ever get my PM about the BSG?

Clarence


Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on September 23, 2014, 02:10:08 pm
Sweet deal on that Galaxy Class Kenny.....   with all the bucks you saved, now you can afford the "All Good Things" Future Enterprise Conversion Kit.....

I never did like that 'All Good Things...' alternate-future Enterprise-D.  The dreadnought third warp nacelle, that giant phaser canon at the bottom of the saucer, those funky fins that stick out below the pylons, and all the other modifications...just didn't work for me.

If I were to ever convert one of my Enterprise-D kits, I would go with the Nebula-class:

(http://www.shipschematics.net/startrek/images/federation/tacticalcruiser_bonchune.jpg)

Now that is one TNG-era ship I like.  :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on September 23, 2014, 06:30:46 pm
Couple more items I got today..

Clarence

AMT Star Trek Klingon K'T'inga Class Battle Cruiser 1:537

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/908/mZGYlJ.jpg)

5 Bottles of Micro Kristal Klear.. bought extra so I would not have to worry I would not have enough for future builds..

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/537/eIVwzy.jpg)

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on September 23, 2014, 07:31:53 pm
Couple more items I got today..

AMT Star Trek Klingon K'T'inga Class Battle Cruiser 1:537

5 Bottles of Micro Kristal Klear.. bought extra so I would not have to worry I would not have enough for future builds..

Wow!  That's a LOT of Micro Kristal Klear to buy in one shot.  :)

As for the K't'inga...always a nice design.  The kit has some inaccuracies and is missing some details, but those things can be easily changed with aftermarket parts, if you want.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on September 23, 2014, 07:58:58 pm
Couple more items I got today..

AMT Star Trek Klingon K'T'inga Class Battle Cruiser 1:537

5 Bottles of Micro Kristal Klear.. bought extra so I would not have to worry I would not have enough for future builds..

Wow!  That's a LOT of Micro Kristal Klear to buy in one shot.  :)

As for the K't'inga...always a nice design.  The kit has some inaccuracies and is missing some details, but those things can be easily changed with aftermarket parts, if you want.

Yeah I know,I figured I make sure I had enough on hand as there is no one around my area who carries the Micro Kristal Klear let alone a good supply of models and this should last me a long time with having to buy again..

By the way I like the new collection you picked up makes me want some of them but now I need to start saving up for the Salzo Resin X-Wing v4..

Clarence

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on September 24, 2014, 05:53:06 am

Wolf did you ever get my PM about the BSG?

Clarence

Yes Clarence, I did get your reply....    I had written you to thank you for helping me connect with Salzo and let you know I finally had a tracking number....  remember?

As of today, I have more than a tracking number....    :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on September 24, 2014, 05:57:03 am

I never did like that 'All Good Things...' alternate-future Enterprise-D...  If I were to ever convert one of my Enterprise-D kits, I would go with the Nebula-class:

My own appeal for these two kits is exactly opposite of yours Kenny.....    but you can be that way!    :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on September 25, 2014, 06:07:46 am
I've had an Excelsior kit in the stash for some time now, so I was eying Macupar's TFF build of it....  Along the way I questioned if Excelsior and Enterprise B were not the same ship (silly me).

Anyway....   that InsaneFinn (among others) straightened me out, so I went straight out and got hold of a B.
(I think I actually like the B better than the X)

(Mr. Gadget prolly likes the X better?...  he can be that way)   :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on September 25, 2014, 06:15:27 am
Keeping an eye on the Yamato ! ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on September 25, 2014, 09:29:35 am
(Mr. Gadget prolly likes the X better?...  he can be that way)   :b

Heeheehee.  Excelsior all the way!!!  ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on September 28, 2014, 10:03:15 am
Hi, Everyone.

I picked up another kit that I couldn't resist...the original 1980 AMT / Lesney 1:537 Enterprise refit (kit number S970)...the "smoothie."

A seller on eBay had listed the kit as '1979 USS ENTERPRISE MODEL MINT' so if one did a search for 'star trek,' 'star trek model,' 'star trek kit,' or even 'star trek model kit,' it wouldn't show up.  Because of that, nobody bid on it all the days it was up on eBay.  So I was able to snag it at the opening bid price of $29.95.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6vXvsVKjtFM/VCgc6wXW0JI/AAAAAAAAC7w/Lnib4dxX1dc/s720/IMG_1461.jpg)

It's missing the original light bulbs and battery clip, and the rub-on decals are not in good shape, but all that doesn't matter.  The kit itself is in perfect condition, and that's all I wanted.

I bought an original smoothie when I was a kid, but never built it with any care.  I still have it and was thinking about refurbishing it in the future.  I also have three or four of the ERTL re-pops with the terrible molded-in panels, but I always wanted to have another new 1:537 smoothie again for my collection.  The prices for the smoothie used to be so insane before the Polar Lights 1:350 refit / -A came out, and even today they can fetch prices of $50 and up.

Another score!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: luminous on September 29, 2014, 11:13:40 am
OMG wowzers !! what a bargain Gadgetron. Excellent find!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on September 29, 2014, 03:48:35 pm
Hi, Everyone.

I picked up another kit that I couldn't resist...the original 1980 AMT / Lesney 1:537 Enterprise refit (kit number S970)...the "smoothie."

A seller on eBay had listed the kit as '1979 USS ENTERPRISE MODEL MINT' so if one did a search for 'star trek,' 'star trek model,' 'star trek kit,' or even 'star trek model kit,' it wouldn't show up.  Because of that, nobody bid on it all the days it was up on eBay.  So I was able to snag it at the opening bid price of $29.95.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6vXvsVKjtFM/VCgc6wXW0JI/AAAAAAAAC7w/Lnib4dxX1dc/s720/IMG_1461.jpg)

It's missing the original light bulbs and battery clip, and the rub-on decals are not in good shape, but all that doesn't matter.  The kit itself is in perfect condition, and that's all I wanted.

I bought an original smoothie when I was a kid, but never built it with any care.  I still have it and was thinking about refurbishing it in the future.  I also have three or four of the ERTL re-pops with the terrible molded-in panels, but I always wanted to have another new 1:537 smoothie again for my collection.  The prices for the smoothie used to be so insane before the Polar Lights 1:350 refit / -A came out, and even today they can fetch prices of $50 and up.

Another score!

Very nice score on getting this kit..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on September 29, 2014, 04:20:09 pm
OMG wowzers !! what a bargain Gadgetron. Excellent find!

Very nice score on getting this kit..

I guess I've been lucking-out recently on coming across these kit deals.  First the clearance price on the AMT / Round 2 Enterprise-D clear edition and now the AMT / Lesney Enterprise refit 'smoothie.'

Now if only I can find the old Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Starfighter model by Monogram at a steal of a price.  That would be great.  :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on September 29, 2014, 05:16:36 pm
Now the Buck Rogers Star fighter kit would be a awesome model to add to your collection..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kuce on September 29, 2014, 08:14:52 pm
All of this reminds me of my youth when I had the 'smoothie' and a Buck Rogers Starfighter.  Great score with the 'smoothie'!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on September 29, 2014, 10:22:30 pm
There's another 'smoothie' up for bid right now on EBay, but it starts at $49, and I'm sure it will go up a lot. Great find Gadgetron.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on September 30, 2014, 11:58:19 am
Are there masks/drecals etc to bring the "smoothies" up to say a 1/350 type of finish as there is one for sale in the UK I wouldn't mind going for (either that or a War of the Worlds Tripod).
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on September 30, 2014, 12:07:23 pm
Are there masks/drecals etc to bring the "smoothies" up to say a 1/350 type of finish as there is one for sale in the UK I wouldn't mind going for (either that or a War of the Worlds Tripod).

Aztek Dummy makes a aztec mask set for the AMT / Lesney 1:537 Enterprise refit (and the AMT / ERTL re-pops):

(http://www.culttvmanshop.com/assets/images/products/aztekdummy/ldamtrefit01.jpg)

(http://www.culttvmanshop.com/assets/images/products/AztekDummy/ldamtrefit02.jpg)

(http://www.culttvmanshop.com/assets/images/products/AztekDummy/ldamtrefit08.jpg)

Lou's mask set for this kit is many years old now, so it's not as comprehensive as Orbital Drydock's latest masks for the Polar Lights / Round 2 1:350 model, but then the kit is smaller so it should still look pretty good after using them.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on September 30, 2014, 12:17:14 pm
Cheers Gadgetron.

Sorely tempted now but still want that Tripod or even the Yamato 2199!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on September 30, 2014, 01:08:51 pm
Sorely tempted now but still want that Tripod or even the Yamato 2199!

There are also free decal sets that you can download and print yourself onto decal paper for your own use:

http://www.starshipmodeler.com/tech/cz_mask.htm (http://www.starshipmodeler.com/tech/cz_mask.htm)

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on October 01, 2014, 01:15:19 pm
Okay so it's not a kit but just as good.

Took delivery of my new Iwata Revolution CR airbrush today and I cannot wait to start using it on future builds.

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/IMG_1397_zpscb32425b.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/IMG_1397_zpscb32425b.jpg.html)
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/IMG_1398_zps3ab362fc.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/IMG_1398_zps3ab362fc.jpg.html)

I am still very much an airbrush learner but from what I can gather this is about the best there is for a beginner. Going to start using it on my Galactica build next week and then who knows?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on October 01, 2014, 05:29:46 pm
Okay so it's not a kit but just as good.

Took delivery of my new Iwata Revolution CR airbrush today and I cannot wait to start using it on future builds.

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/IMG_1397_zpscb32425b.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/IMG_1397_zpscb32425b.jpg.html)
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/IMG_1398_zps3ab362fc.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/IMG_1398_zps3ab362fc.jpg.html)

I am still very much an airbrush learner but from what I can gather this is about the best there is for a beginner. Going to start using it on my Galactica build next week and then who knows?
Very nice Iain! If it performs as smoothly as my new Badger Patriot has for me, you will be very pleased. I've read some good stuff about the Revolution and their Eclipse model too. That looks like a good size paint cup there. Should allow you to paint for a while on bigger projects without needing to refill.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on October 01, 2014, 05:31:36 pm
So I was listening to the Hangout the other night and overheard something from Kid Bash about some discount models.  So I took a trip to an Ollie's that I just found out was near me and I found a stack of these for $9.99:

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/Ollies.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/Ollies.jpg.html)

They also had the Mr. Spock Figures in the Lunch Pails. 



*** Edited some bad spelling on my part ***
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on October 01, 2014, 05:32:27 pm
Nice Airbrush, always wanted to try an Iwata out.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on October 02, 2014, 04:32:20 am
Looking forward to trying it out myself Network!

Back to the "smooothies" for a wee sec - is the ST3 release the same as the WOK version as the box art looks virtually the same apart from the lights coming form the WOK version! Just asking as have found what looks to be an identical kit but has ST3 on the box so just hoping that someone has the know how on these "two" kits.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on October 02, 2014, 09:30:50 am
Back to the "smooothies" for a wee sec - is the ST3 release the same as the WOK version as the box art looks virtually the same apart from the lights coming form the WOK version! Just asking as have found what looks to be an identical kit but has ST3 on the box so just hoping that someone has the know how on these "two" kits.

Only the AMT / Lesney (or AMT / Matchbox in Europe) kit labeled with Star Trek: The Motion Picture is the smoothie.

AMT / Lesney kit number S970:
(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100817213159/memoryalpha/en/images/a/af/AMT_Model_kit_S970_USS_Enterprise_1979.jpg)

AMT / Matchbox kit number PK-5110:
(http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100817212912/memoryalpha/en/images/8/8e/AMT-Matchbox_Model_kit_PK5110_USS_Enterprise_1979.jpg)

When ERTL re-popped the model from The Wrath of Khan and on, the tooling was changed permanently to include those ugly molded-in panels.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on October 02, 2014, 10:38:33 am
Thanks for the pointers Gadgetron.

I won't bother with either of them that are for sale on Ebay UK and spend my pennies on a War of the Worlds tripod instead. ;D

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on October 04, 2014, 08:14:00 pm
Hi Guys,

well after looking at this kit in the window of the Local  Hobby shop...I weakened....I also love this Movie :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: luminous on October 05, 2014, 04:52:06 am
Nice one Artie.
 I like that movie too. Such a cool ship :D .
I look forward to your build thread :D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on October 05, 2014, 05:01:37 am
Me too...LOL I have so many models to build.....The 1/350 refit or the JJ prise will be first...and Im placing my Clear D into the state champs next weekend....

I just have to organise a 12 battery...I have a 7 amp hour LSA battery...and some documentation for the kit...all competitions have rules....cheers Artie
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on October 05, 2014, 12:48:08 pm
Well....  I'm back. Motherboard blew up over a week ago and I just got another machine together Friday night....   Looks like you kids have been busy!!!

Hi, Everyone.

I picked up another kit that I couldn't resist...the original 1980 AMT / Lesney 1:537 Enterprise refit (kit number S970)...the "smoothie."

A seller on eBay had listed the kit as '1979 USS ENTERPRISE MODEL MINT' so if one did a search for 'star trek,' 'star trek model,' 'star trek kit,' or even 'star trek model kit,' it wouldn't show up.  Because of that, nobody bid on it all the days it was up on eBay.  So I was able to snag it at the opening bid price of $29.95.

Another score!

Kenny....  you are a very lucky boy on this score! Timing is everything! You need to thank the computer fairies for destroying my board when they did, cuz I had that auction bookmarked with my snipe loaded and cocked.....   then everything went dark....   :*(

Okay so it's not a kit but just as good.

Took delivery of my new Iwata Revolution CR airbrush today and I cannot wait to start using it on future builds.

I am still very much an airbrush learner but from what I can gather this is about the best there is for a beginner. Going to start using it on my Galactica build next week and then who knows?

Very nice Iain....  I'm gonna have to move up to an A/B soon too. (That will be a whole new lesson). This tool requires a compressor does it not? Watcha got there?

So I was listening to the Hangout the other night and overheard something from Kid Bash about some discount models.  So I took a trip to an Ollie's that I just found out was near me and I found a stack of these for $9.99:

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/Ollies.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/Ollies.jpg.html)

Good man Wraith! Everybody should have mass quantities of Klingon ships!! And at those prices, there's no excuse!  :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on October 05, 2014, 12:59:58 pm
While I was scrounging for puter parts, the Salzo BSG showed up....    This kit is beyond awesome! Even with the parts just sitting there on the table this ship has so much presence. I definitely need to build some smaller resin kits b4 I tackle this one, but it will certainly be in the back of my mind more than any other kit in the stash!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on October 05, 2014, 01:37:19 pm
Very very nice. I have a resin kit coming this week too.  I hope it looks as good.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on October 05, 2014, 03:28:57 pm
Very very nice. I have a resin kit coming this week too.  I hope it looks as good.

I hope so too Wraith.....  without knowing anything about your experience with resin kits however, I will chance you this advice. When your kit shows up, check it out completely!!!

From my recent purchases, "resin kits are like a box of chocolates...  you never know what you'll get"  :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on October 05, 2014, 03:47:07 pm
Very nice Wolf,glad to see you got your BSG,by the way there is some new parts that are being made for it,first the new bridge is available from shapeways there is 2 version one with pre drilled holes for fiber optics and there is one that has the holes all pre drilled,I ordered the pre drilled one yesterday,my understanding it is in the works for 2 new Domes for the top of the BSG..

Here is the 2 new Bridge resin kit..

GALACTIKA COMMAND BRIDGE SALZO
http://www.shapeways.com/model/2729879/galactika-command-bridge-salzo.html?materialId=61 (http://www.shapeways.com/model/2729879/galactika-command-bridge-salzo.html?materialId=61)

This is the one I ordered..

GALACTIKA BRIDGE SALZO DRILLED
http://www.shapeways.com/model/2734225/galactika-bridge-salzo-drilled.html?materialId=61 (http://www.shapeways.com/model/2734225/galactika-bridge-salzo-drilled.html?materialId=61)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on October 05, 2014, 03:57:12 pm
Very nice Wolf,glad to see you got your BSG,by the way there is some new parts that are being made for it...

Thanks for the heads-up Clarence.....   already spotted those replacement parts....    I'm sure more will show up in time.

Very expensive though for such (IMHO) minor accessorizing..... I'll probably rough it with what Salzo gave me.

I haven't checked out the Cooper improvements yet, but from what one builder reported the Vipers are way out of scale.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on October 05, 2014, 05:34:17 pm
Very nice Wolf,glad to see you got your BSG,by the way there is some new parts that are being made for it...

Thanks for the heads-up Clarence.....   already spotted those replacement parts....    I'm sure more will show up in time.

Very expensive though for such (IMHO) minor accessorizing..... I'll probably rough it with what Salzo gave me.

I haven't checked out the Cooper improvements yet, but from what one builder reported the Vipers are way out of scale.

Yes that is what I was also told about the vipers,the landing bay parts the Randy sells work great from what I have seen..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on October 06, 2014, 01:16:32 pm
Not sure if you unpacked and inspected your BSG yet Clarence, cuz you might be short some parts?

Not to worry.... I PM'd Mike about this over at RPF and also ask him about issuing some build instructions....  he replied fairly quick (for him) in the 37.5" forum.....    check it out.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: InsaneFinn on October 06, 2014, 05:28:11 pm
Not a model, but instead of something new from Dremel.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/i8gwpgqov6hk48c/PA070003%20v2.jpg)

So it's another cordless rotary tool, but quite a bit smaller, than my previous Dremel 8100 is. And here's the comparison shot of them two together right after I unpacked the Dremel Micro

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/f7p7iyxie3pg8ga/PA070004%20v2.jpg)

I spotted this by accident on weekend as I was looking for something else. Then I started to look more info and where these would be available and today I went to store to look Dremel Micro more closely. It was bit expensive with the 140 euro price tag, which is 40 euros more than 8100, but because of the small size I just couldn't resist buying it. I did check the foreign stores, but the price was about the same. US would have been almost half the price with 100 dollar price tag, but with shipping and taxes the cost would have been pretty close to our prices. But still I like the size and the light in front of the tool, which is a new feature as well.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on October 07, 2014, 12:09:53 pm
This arrived in the mail today from Amazon. Had to get this after seeing several others build this. Not sure when I will do it, but I'm thinking maybe after first of the year if not sooner.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: karve on October 07, 2014, 03:02:33 pm
Here's my 'To Do' pile.
 The Jupiter 2 I've had for a while but the B9 robot and Voyager just arrived today. I'm severely pumped about doing all three of these....only problem is, Which one will I do first once my refit is done? Decisions decisions.... ::)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on October 08, 2014, 08:25:52 am
I got me a battleship! :)

Wondered what the hell was getting delivered today when I saw the size of the box the courier was carrying and lo and behold my Bandai 1/500 scale Space Battleship Yamato 2199 arrived safely from Japan (and I didn't get any hassle from our beloved customs!).

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/IMG_1413_zps7f1ae681.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/IMG_1413_zps7f1ae681.jpg.html)
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/IMG_1414_zpsabcd34ba.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/IMG_1414_zpsabcd34ba.jpg.html)

Unfortunately I haven't a scooby when it comes to reading Japanese but I am sure I will figure it out. Looking forward to starting this beast sometime early next year.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on October 08, 2014, 10:47:05 am
Nice grab TK. Enjoy!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: gene1138 on October 08, 2014, 11:45:16 am
Great kit there, TK.  It's a fun build.  Kit goes together great especially for being a snap fit.  Instructions are easy to follow without knowing Japanese but used the phone camera and google translate a few times out of curiosity. 
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on October 08, 2014, 12:28:30 pm
Very nice kit Iain,I wish I could help you out on how to read the directions,maybe you can find a online English version of the direction,Did Boyd build this kit not to long ago maybe you can ask him if he has some English directions?

Iain I just found this to maybe help you out putting your new kit together,read down to the bottom of the page and click on the imagines for each one and just click on continue to the next imagines..

http://www.mech9.com/blog/2010/12/1500-space-battleship-yamato-color-guide-and-manual/ (http://www.mech9.com/blog/2010/12/1500-space-battleship-yamato-color-guide-and-manual/)

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on October 08, 2014, 12:41:42 pm
PM replied to Clarence.

Thanks for that. Will need to get my printer installed at some point now so I can get these printed off.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on October 08, 2014, 12:53:09 pm
PM replied to Clarence.

Thanks for that. Will need to get my printer installed at some point now so I can get these printed off.

Anytime Iain you could also just save the imagines and put them on a flash drive if you want vs printing everything out,you could also copy everything in Note or MS Word for anything that has the wording for directions..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: spacepirate197x on October 08, 2014, 07:52:54 pm
Now that's what I'm talkin' about.  Fun times ahead for you Lain. 
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on October 09, 2014, 02:57:36 am
Now that's what I'm talkin' about.  Fun times ahead for you Lain.

There are indeed mate. Want to build up my painting skills a bit (ie:- airbrush use) before tackling this one. ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on October 09, 2014, 12:41:29 pm
I just got a new model today in the mail that I ordered a few weeks ago..

AMT U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E 1:1400..

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/746/OFHduY.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on October 09, 2014, 05:23:26 pm
Good kit, Clarence. I have already drilled about half the upper saucer wiidows on it. Ill be building mine in a couple of months.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on October 09, 2014, 05:29:11 pm
Good kit, Clarence. I have already drilled about half the upper saucer wiidows on it. Ill be building mine in a couple of months.

Sounds great Armando,I be sure to watch out for your build of her..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on October 15, 2014, 12:51:52 pm
Hi, Everyone.

Looks like Michael's has started selling the Polar Lights 1:1000 TOS Enterprise 'Space Seed Edition.'

Kit number POL908 (Micheal's item number 849398002063):

(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140302024305/memoryalpha/en/images/1/1b/Polar_Lights_Model_kit_POL908_USS_Enterprise_Space_Seed_Edition_2013.jpg)

Only $11.99 (that's the regular price of $19.99 minus their usual 40% off)!

I couldn't resist picking one up.  Deal!  :)

Also in case anyone is interested, both Michael's and Hobby Lobby continue to sell the following...

AMT / Round 2 1:2500 Cadet Series Star Trek: The Motion Picture Set.  Kit number AMT762:

(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130417134703/memoryalpha/en/images/3/35/AMT_Model_kit_AMT762_3-piece_Motion_Picture_Set_2012.jpg)

AMT / Round 2 1:2500 Cadet Series Enterprise-C.  Kit number AMT661:

(http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100913131417/memoryalpha/en/images/2/25/AMT_Model_kit_AMT661_USS_Enterprise-C_2010.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: luminous on October 16, 2014, 10:36:36 am
 ;D ;D ;D  SMOOTHIE!!  ;D ;D ;D
At last I found one in the Uk, its a miracle weee...!!!
40 pounds not to bad.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on October 16, 2014, 10:57:37 am
;D ;D ;D  SMOOTHIE!!  ;D ;D ;D
At last I found one in the Uk, its a miracle weee...!!!
40 pounds not to bad.

Nice!

Another smoothie finds a good home!  :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on October 16, 2014, 07:15:16 pm
I recently picked up a new item & I just received my Imperial Assault Gunboat I ordered at Jerseyfest in August.  Can't wait to work on them both  ;D

Sprukit Level 3 - Halo Master Chief

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/20141016_191941.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/20141016_191941.jpg.html)

Imperial Assault Gunboat from Tie Fighter by A.Wong

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/20141016_191540.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/20141016_191540.jpg.html)

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/20141016_191528.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/20141016_191528.jpg.html)

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/20141016_191517.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/20141016_191517.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on October 17, 2014, 02:29:06 pm
Hi, Everyone.

The Polar Lights / Round 2 1:1000 U.S.S. Reliant (or 'Wee-liant' as Lou Dalmaso of Aztek Dummy likes to call it) came in today.

Kit number POL906:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-nNTm684je_E/VEFl_ZLnRpI/AAAAAAAADLg/vBtb0BCp_RU/s720/IMG_1667.JPG)

I noticed a few nice details that have been added to this model that aren't present in the AMT 1:537 Reliant kit.  This kit includes phaser bank outlines at the bottom of the impulse engine assembly.  Also, the space-energy field attraction sensors are now present on the upper saucer.

Besides not including aztec decals like they do with the 1:1000 Enterprise refit (kit number POL820 - the 'Wee-fit'?  ;) ), this model also does not include any view port guides.  You're forced to use decals, make your own holes, or use the ParaGrafix photoetch set (part number PGX187 - http://www.paragrafix.biz/product_detail.asp?PPartNum=pgx187 (http://www.paragrafix.biz/product_detail.asp?PPartNum=pgx187)) for guides.

Unfortunately, a see a detail boo-boo with this kit.  The phaser banks on the lower saucer are incorrectly placed.  They should be on the outside of the second grid ring from the center.  The kit has them on the inside of the second grid ring.  In comparison, the older AMT kit actually has that detail correct.

Other than those things, the level of detail on this one is about the same as on the refit.  Not a bad little kit.  :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Quarky on October 21, 2014, 10:27:48 am
I have broken the "Don't you dare buy another model until after we pay for the wedding"  rule... It has FO apparently!


(http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u599/Quarky68/Screenshot_2014-10-21-16-07-38-1_zpsc5zvz1pz.png) (http://s1323.photobucket.com/user/Quarky68/media/Screenshot_2014-10-21-16-07-38-1_zpsc5zvz1pz.png.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on October 21, 2014, 12:28:27 pm
Hey, she knew what she was getting into Quarky ;)....good haul
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on October 21, 2014, 01:52:31 pm
Nice kit Quarky,I just sold a Cylon Base Star and have another one made by Revell Monogram it is a little different then the one you just got mine looks like this one here..

http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Battlestar-Galactica-Cylon-Model/dp/B001NOFF0C (http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Battlestar-Galactica-Cylon-Model/dp/B001NOFF0C)

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on October 21, 2014, 03:09:59 pm
So I was listening to the Hangout the other night and overheard something from Kid Bash about some discount models.  So I took a trip to an Ollie's that I just found out was near me and I found a stack of these for $9.99:

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/Ollies.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/Ollies.jpg.html)

They also had the Mr. Spock Figures in the Lunch Pails. 



*** Edited some bad spelling on my part ***

Yep, found an Ollie's 1/2 hour drive from me and they had the same stack of D-7s and Mr. Spock lunch pail kits. Picked up a D-7 kit, might get another next time I stop there. They also had a bunch of Polar Lights Spider-Man & Captain America plastic kits for about 7.99USD.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on October 21, 2014, 03:22:28 pm
Good news, bad news.
Good news: You walk into a hobby shop never visited before, and find something you didn't expect to find.
Bad news: You walk into a hobby shop never visited before, and find something you didn't expect to find.

Stopped at place called John's Hobby Shop in Mansfield, OH, about 30 minutes away from me. Not many sci/fi kits, then I spot this sitting on the bottom shelf. Wasn't planning on finding this. Couldn't pass on it, since it's out-of-production. Fair price, too. Ramen noodles may be on the menu for a while, though. ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on October 21, 2014, 03:48:17 pm
Good snag Pak. That is an out of production kit, so be happy you got it.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on October 21, 2014, 04:23:30 pm
Good snag Pak. That is an out of production kit, so be happy you got it.
Definitely pleased to find it. Validates the theory of checking out the LHS that's been around for almost 40 years, because you never know what you'll find. The owner is from my generation and knew about the old VTTBOTS series. Referred to it as one of the classics from that era. A younger customer asked if the kit was wood, and did it fly? ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on October 21, 2014, 05:01:12 pm
I wished I had a Hobby Store around me,I have had to order all of my models online..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on October 21, 2014, 05:18:09 pm
I have broken the "Don't you dare buy another model until after we pay for the wedding"  rule... It has FO apparently!

Nice hit on the original release Base Star Quarky.....  but you've probably discovered by now this old girl doesn't have any FO included.......   (YET)    :b

Stopped at place called John's Hobby Shop in Mansfield, OH, about 30 minutes away from me. Not many sci/fi kits, then I spot this sitting on the bottom shelf. Wasn't planning on finding this. Couldn't pass on it, since it's out-of-production. Fair price, too. Ramen noodles may be on the menu for a while, though. ;)

Dan.....   you're a bright kid.....  but just maybe you don't realize what a lucky kid you are too?

I've done the math, and I'll gladly send you 375 packets of Ramen Noodles in exchange for your Flying Sub.....  I'll even pay shipping both ways!

(Do you prefer the beef or the orient flavor?)     :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on October 21, 2014, 06:14:43 pm
Quote
Dan.....   you're a bright kid.....  but just maybe you don't realize what a lucky kid you are too?

Clarence,
I know I struck gold when I found the Flying Sub. I've seen how much these are going for on EBay, and to find one practically in my backyard for close to the original list price was a huge stroke of luck. And ever since watching our friend fumblethumbs build his, I knew I had to get one some way. Figured I might have to wait and hope that Moebius re-popped it. Now I just have to start making my list of accessories for this kit I need.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on October 21, 2014, 06:49:46 pm
Dan was your message for me or ImWolf,I ask because you quoted him and not me?

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on October 21, 2014, 08:30:16 pm
Oops! Sorry about that, Clarence. I saw your icon there and for some reason my brain short-circuited and I combined the posts and only responded to Wolf's. And my apologies to Wolf, sir, for not properly addressing you in my response.

@Clarence, it is handy to have a LHS nearby, but the ones that have the most to offer for me are still at least a half hour drive away. Sometimes it's cheaper to order online just because S/H is cheaper than spending the gas to drive and pick it up. The FS was an exception due to it's rarity.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on October 21, 2014, 08:42:24 pm
Oops! Sorry about that, Clarence. I saw your icon there and for some reason my brain short-circuited and I combined the posts and only responded to Wolf's. And my apologies to Wolf, sir, for not properly addressing you in my response.

@Clarence, it is handy to have a LHS nearby, but the ones that have the most to offer for me are still at least a half hour drive away. Sometimes it's cheaper to order online just because S/H is cheaper than spending the gas to drive and pick it up. The FS was an exception due to it's rarity.

That is ok Dan I figured it was for ImWolf..Was just making sure..

I be happy to have a LHS 30 miles away.. I think the closes one to me is 200 miles away,but like you said sometimes it can be cheaper to just order online,the bad part is if I did have a LHS near me I be in there all the time especially if it is a big one that carries a lot of Sci Fi models.. ;D ;D

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on October 22, 2014, 01:43:55 am
Know what you mran, Clarence. The parent shop to the one in my town that's 30 miles east carries quite a few sci-fi kits, which is why I try to stay away so I don't go broke. ;D ::)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on October 23, 2014, 04:56:49 pm
So I was surfing the Amazon Scratch & Dent Section and found these two for like $70 shipped.  I think Boyd will like my Nautical Pickup  ;D

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/20141023_174216.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/20141023_174216.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on October 23, 2014, 07:25:50 pm
Very cool
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Guns Akimbo on October 26, 2014, 02:07:26 pm
I've had a thing for anime fighters with big radomes lately.  ;D

(http://i61.tinypic.com/ibgho6.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on October 28, 2014, 01:11:20 pm
Got me a Runabout!

Bagged this one on Flea Bay the other day and quite happy to say the least as I have been after one for ages and I got it at the bargain price of 20GBP.

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/DS9%20Runabout/IMG_1468_zpse99f1cce.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/DS9%20Runabout/IMG_1468_zpse99f1cce.jpg.html)
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/DS9%20Runabout/IMG_1469_zps0a2f8eec.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/DS9%20Runabout/IMG_1469_zps0a2f8eec.jpg.html)

I could not believe how big it was when I opened the box and I am going to go to town on this kit when I get around to it early next year.

I wanted to put my own take on the Runabout and I have already been in discussion with Jerry of HDA fame and this particular Starfleet ship will be named the USS Eleanor Hamilton, with the registry number of NCC 260506 (Eleanor and me went on our first date on the 26th of May 2006 - hence that number). I have already ordered the Impulse Grills from Don of DLM and once I get Christmas out of the way I will order up the interior kit from Alliance Models.

Oh aye! Jerry also provides some excellent decals for the interior to replace the Alliance ones so I will order them at the same time as the custom name/registry decals.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on October 28, 2014, 01:53:03 pm
Very Nice, I'd like to eventually get one of those myself.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on October 28, 2014, 02:25:25 pm
Very nice acquisition, Iain. Isn't it grand when you find something you've been looking for and don't have the mortgage the farm to get it?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on October 28, 2014, 02:38:53 pm
Very nice acquisition, Iain. Isn't it grand when you find something you've been looking for and don't have the mortgage the farm to get it?

That's the truth! ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on October 28, 2014, 02:53:49 pm
Very nice acquisition, Iain. Isn't it grand when you find something you've been looking for and don't have the mortgage the farm to get it?

That's the truth! ;D

Very nice pickup Iain,can you tell me just about how big will this build out to?

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on October 28, 2014, 04:10:46 pm
Hi Clarence!

We are going to be looking at about 14 inches.

This kit is "BIG".
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on October 28, 2014, 05:19:06 pm
Hi Clarence!

We are going to be looking at about 14 inches.

This kit is "BIG".

That is a nice size that is for sure Iain,I will have to add it to my list of models I still need to get,but first is getting the rest of my parts from Tenacontrols will be on my priority list first..

Thanks
Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: mvoyager0608 on October 28, 2014, 06:27:18 pm
Nice find Iain! Will you be lighting this up?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on October 29, 2014, 03:36:33 am
I will indeed Michael.

Will need to get a new 1001-R board from Ralph at Tenacontrols plus the interior kit but looking forward to starting this one once my mk.VII Viper is completed. Will be starting it early next year once I have Christmas out the way. I already have a picture in my head as to how it will be put together. ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on October 29, 2014, 08:44:17 am
Ahhhhh,,,,,,  you kids have been busy again.....  I've just been waiting to stumble onto somfin if possible....

Akimbo : Never went to the anime stuff, but I can see you smiling from here.....  :b    (enjoy)

Wraith : Nice score!!!  And it says "museum quality" right on the box.......    wow. (don't let that make you think you're being tested) :b

Iain : Welcome to the (stash) club......  I was never really a fan of DS9, but they did have some cool ships alright!

I'll be checking all of your builds on these......      (even the anime)

Has anyone heard from the Borg lately?  I hope the King is alright......
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on October 29, 2014, 08:57:54 am
I never really was a stash person, till I started posting here.  I just came to the realization that I not only have over 40 models in my closet, but I just remembered I have another 20 in the basement.  Makes me feel like I should be at AA or something.  Hi my name is Frank & I am a Styrene Addict  :P   
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on October 29, 2014, 05:07:31 pm
Quote
Makes me feel like I should be at AA or something.  Hi my name is Frank & I am a Styrene Addict  :P   

Dare I say it? 'So say we all!'
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on October 30, 2014, 05:45:53 am
Stumbled across this a few weeks back on evilBay....   Only 4 bidders (b4 I showed up at the last second). :b

None of them had very deep pockets!!!     LOL    I think I paid more for the standard version.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: MikeGTC on October 31, 2014, 03:08:08 pm
Got The Beast asa birthday present!

(http://users.telenet.be/shclan/Modelbouw/Koopspook/DSC00706.JPG)

One good looking model!

Mike
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on October 31, 2014, 05:44:45 pm
Geez! I just get socks and towels. :( I need to drop better hints.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: MikeGTC on November 01, 2014, 02:04:08 pm
Yea, this is the first year I got a model kit ^^

Have enough socks and clothes I got for my birthday that I never used...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on November 02, 2014, 12:25:40 pm
Very nice Wolf. Do you plan on building it?

Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on November 03, 2014, 02:45:34 am
Very nice Wolf. Do you plan on building it?

Phil

Given the rarity of this particular release Phil, I'll leave it under wraps and build the standard release kit instead. Since I actually prefer the final production version of this ship better than either of the pilot versions anyway, I'm even less anxious to rip it open.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on November 03, 2014, 08:08:37 pm
I finally found a Dremel Stylus today,I had to go to the hardware store about 5 miles from me to pick up a part for the landlord and I seen a Dremel Stylus just sitting there with the rest of the power tools,it was $67.99 then add the tax it was just a little over $75.00.I sure it was expensive but I know there very hard to find,so I am just glad I found one to own for working on my models...

The Hardware store it was at was Ace Hardware..

Clarence

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/901/1OPBYA.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on November 03, 2014, 10:52:11 pm
Interesting Clarence. Nice find, too. The retailer I work for also owns some Ace hardware stores. Maybe I can discreetly find out if any of them have one.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on November 03, 2014, 11:35:27 pm
Interesting Clarence. Nice find, too. The retailer I work for also owns some Ace hardware stores. Maybe I can discreetly find out if any of them have one.

They had one left where I live hopefully maybe the one you know can get you one if you looking for one,if not let me know if you like I could pick the one they had left up for you if they still have it..

That is if you would want me to..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AussieTrekkie on November 03, 2014, 11:39:50 pm
Here in Australia you can buy the Dremel Stylus at any hardware store, they are so easy to find.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on November 04, 2014, 12:36:51 am
Here in Australia you can buy the Dremel Stylus at any hardware store, they are so easy to find.

Scott they are pretty hard to find here in the USA as when I did look for one of these at one time they where discontinued,I was so happy to see one so I had to buy it,I am almost tempted to buy another one..

What is the going price of them out your way in US Currency?

If there a good price I would buy one or 2 from you and have them shipped but then again who knows what the shipping would cost..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on November 04, 2014, 07:48:42 am
Hi Clarence,

they are about $100 AUD here in Oz which is about $87 USD

http://justtools.com.au/dremel-rotary-tools

the cheapest with home delivery was from Masters.... at $97 AUD

https://www.masters.com.au/masters/search/masters_search_results.jsp

so get one from your supplier....its cheaper...!! cheers Artie
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on November 04, 2014, 05:06:29 pm
Hi Clarence,

they are about $100 AUD here in Oz which is about $87 USD

http://justtools.com.au/dremel-rotary-tools

the cheapest with home delivery was from Masters.... at $97 AUD

https://www.masters.com.au/masters/search/masters_search_results.jsp

so get one from your supplier....its cheaper...!! cheers Artie

Thanks Artie,I also sent a pm to Scott and he said the same thing,maybe I should just go pickup that last one they had to have a backup..hard to believe something this small would be so expensive to have..but then again there work great for model builders like all of us here..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on November 04, 2014, 06:24:53 pm
The reason they are so expensive is that Dremel doesn't make them anymore. I emailed them and they replied that they discontinued them. Only a limited number available now.

I'm good with what I have right now with my regular Dremel and the Tamiya Handy Drill, plus a pin vise. If I happen to run across one and I have the funds available I might pick it up, but I'm not going to go out of my way to get one.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on November 09, 2014, 07:27:24 pm
Hi, Everyone.

I went to the 102nd Kit Collectors Expo today in Buena Park, CA.  I picked up a few goodies at some great prices while I was there:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Rh1ZgIgepA0/VGAMEBkDf0I/AAAAAAAADN4/60qi28xJKnU/s720/IMG_1668.jpg)

On the left of the above image, is the Imai 1:15 scale Genesis Climber MOSPEADA VR-052T Ride-Armor belonging to the character Rei.  Western audiences will know the Genesis Climber MOSPEADA anime as Robotech: The New Generation, the third saga of the Robotech compilation series.  In the show, the motorcycle transforms around the rider to become a powered exoskeleton.  This model kit is non-transformable (although there is a version that does), but the exoskeleton mode is the cooler look anyway so that's fine.  :)

On the right of the above image, is the Revell 1:72 scale Robotech Changers Vexar.  This is a re-package of the Imai Macross VF-1S Valkyrie Variable Type transformable model it.  It has three modes: Battroid, Gerwalk, and Fighter.  Mr Atoz built the Revel Robotech Changers Orbot version a few months back (http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=4184.msg58168#msg58168 (http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=4184.msg58168#msg58168)).  I built this 'Vexar' kit when I was a kid and kept it in pretty good shape, but a few years back my little nephew got to it and broke some of the delicate joint pieces apart which pretty much junked that model.

I got both kits for $15 each!  Deal!

I also picked up an original issue 1995 AMT / ERTL 1:537 Reliant kit (kit number 8766) so that I can have some spare parts around.  It was an open box and the decal sheet was all yellow, but everything else was there.  $20...which is reasonable.  At least I didn't have to hunt around eBay for it, and it saves me from paying any kind of shipping cost.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on November 12, 2014, 04:51:41 pm
Received this in the mail today from merry old Bristol, England. Ordered it on Oct. 28, through Amazon.com, so not too shabby since there were 2 weekends and Veteran's Day here in the U.S. in between.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on November 13, 2014, 08:50:53 am
I need to get me a Galactica & Pegasus, Nice Pick-Up  ;D
I was always curious about ordering through the Amazon Market Place sellers that were out of country.  Have you done that previously?  If so, is it usually a smooth transaction?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on November 13, 2014, 07:52:14 pm
Hello Wraith!
This is my 2nd time ordering through Amazon from across the pond. Both times went very smooth. The first time was for a Revell Voyager kit. The shipping estimates are pretty far out there, but I received both items well in advance of the expected delivery windows listed. Only downside is there is no tracking available like most places in the U.S.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on November 16, 2014, 12:22:58 am
Received this in the mail today from merry old Bristol, England. Ordered it on Oct. 28, through Amazon.com, so not too shabby since there were 2 weekends and Veteran's Day here in the U.S. in between.

I wasn't aware of this kit Dan....   is this the Moebius kit in a different box for Europe, or did Revell Germany put out it's own version?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on November 16, 2014, 12:31:37 am
Finally picked this kit up after a very long hunt....   I was haggling price with an eBay seller who claimed he really needed $160 to "break even" for his kit. So while I was looking up the original MSRP up comes this ad from Amazon of all places....   $115 plus another $6.5 shipping.....   I snapped it up. (not the greatest price, but these are getting pretty hard to find any more).
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on November 16, 2014, 12:47:57 am
I wasn't aware of this kit Dan....   is this the Moebius kit in a different box for Europe, or did Revell Germany put out it's own version?

All the Revell re-imagined BSG kits are repackaged versions of the Moebius kits for sale in the European market.  For some of those kits, Revell changes the decal sheet a bit, but that's about it.

:)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on November 16, 2014, 01:00:13 am
Finally picked this kit up after a very long hunt....

Glad you finally got a hold of one of those kits!  :)

That thing is huge!  It's going to be so nice after you build it.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on November 16, 2014, 05:55:41 pm

Glad you finally got a hold of one of those kits!  :)

That thing is huge!  It's going to be so nice after you build it.

Thanks Kenny....  and thanks for all your help along the way trying to find it. Unfortunately, someone always seemed to beat me to every lead you had thrown my way....   :*(

The last time I built a Flying Sub it was the original Aurora kit over 40 years ago....  I'm sure it was NOT a work of art! I'll try to do this one much more carefully.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on November 17, 2014, 01:29:53 pm
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe!

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/IMG_1519_zps0a46c9e8.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/IMG_1519_zps0a46c9e8.jpg.html)

This kit was waiting for me when I got home from work. Looking forward to starting this kit "eventually" and getting it fully lit with the kit from Evan's Lighting.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on November 19, 2014, 12:23:59 pm
Cool movie....   Cool model Iain....   Nice scale on that thing too!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on November 19, 2014, 01:32:19 pm
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe!

This kit was waiting for me when I got home from work. Looking forward to starting this kit "eventually" and getting it fully lit with the kit from Evan's Lighting.

Nice!  I love the Spinner!

And if you take out all the police lights and paint the whole thing black, it becomes the 'Future Car' from Back To The Future II.  :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ClarkKent on November 26, 2014, 11:10:29 pm
I was lucky to win a batman, robin, superman 1996 repop of the classic kits on ebay. I also picked up the Moebius 1966 batman and the jetsons flying car. Been busy buying not building.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: InsaneFinn on December 06, 2014, 10:50:12 am
Here's something I recently received from Paul Olsen.  8)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/aylis3r6tim3mmq/PC060146.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on December 10, 2014, 03:16:06 pm
Just acquired the Moebius 1/32 Flying Sub today at an awesome price of $100.01. Was shipped today. Will post a pix once it arrives.


Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on December 12, 2014, 02:54:32 pm
That's a good deal Phil....  (and I've been looking for a while).

Congrats!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on December 12, 2014, 03:17:14 pm
Thanks Wolf. Received it today. I went as high on eBay of $100.01. The person that won it paid $101.01. I emailed the seller and said if the deal fell through I would be interested. He responded with a second chance offer at my top bid and said buyer paid in full but he had a second one, which I pounced on it. Once I move the end of the year I can get set up and start my builds.

Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: karve on December 13, 2014, 03:34:27 pm
I walked into my favourite hobby shop today just to pick up a couple bottles of paints and some putty etc. and my buddy Peter who owns it says 'Hey I was just thinking about you yesterday! I have something I think you'll like!"

Ya well, he was right.  ::)

I had done the Enterprise D several years ago. Obviously it wasn't lit and the painting I did was just with a brush etc. I was happy with it then, but now it looks pretty lame.

Well now I have a new one to do with fibre optics or however I want to light it....I can paint it properly .... it's so exciting!  ;D

I now have 4 models waiting their turn.... ???
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on December 13, 2014, 10:17:56 pm
Very nice Kevin.


Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: mvoyager0608 on December 18, 2014, 10:46:28 am
Received this kit in the mail the other day. It's from one of my favorite episodes in the 1960s. "My Favorite Martian"
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on December 20, 2014, 04:04:03 pm
Hi, everyone.

Came across a very interesting find during a random search...

The 2011 AMT / Round 2 1:537 Reliant Aztec Panel Decal Set (item number MKA003)!  Long out of production and almost impossible to find at a retail store level.  But there it was, so I thought I had to pick it up.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-PimytC9OrcA/VJXvTiPJxSI/AAAAAAAAEH8/q3W8wUUpUbs/s720/MKA003%2520Decal%2520Set.jpg)

It was an obvious return since it's missing the instruction sheet (there's an available Adobe Acrobat PDF file for it on Round 2's website) and the store had gone ahead and resealed the package, but all four 10" x 13.5" sheets are accounted for and in great shape.

Since I know how rare these are, it feels like I bought the last one on the planet.  :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: MattA on December 20, 2014, 09:45:28 pm
Hi, everyone.

Came across a very interesting find during a random search...

The 2011 AMT / Round 2 1:537 Reliant Aztec Panel Decal Set (item number MKA003)!  Long out of production and almost impossible to find at a retail store level.  But there it was, so I thought I had to pick it up.

It was an obvious return since it's missing the instruction sheet (there's an available Adobe Acrobat PDF file for it on Round 2's website) and the store had gone ahead and resealed the package, but all four 10" x 13.5" sheets are accounted for and in great shape.

Since I know how rare these are, it feels like I bought the last one on the planet.  :)

Great find!  They're hard to find these days.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on December 21, 2014, 03:40:14 am
Good find Gadegetron.

I was very, very, very lucky to pick up a set as well for if/when I attempt the mk.III Reliant. You would make a mint if you sold them on Ebay or such like!

Anyhoo! Just thought I would post up the latest addition to my "To Build" stash and once again I was very lucky as this only cost me 30GBP when I have seen them sell for 70GBP+.

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/IMG_0001_zps62ada456.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/IMG_0001_zps62ada456.jpg.html)

Going to need a ton of FO for this one when I get around to it.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on December 21, 2014, 03:45:13 am
Damn you!!!! Been after one of those for ages! Nice buy there mate  ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on December 21, 2014, 03:54:44 am
Damn you!!!! Been after one of those for ages! Nice buy there mate  ;)

Tell me about it mate. Could not believe it cost me only 30GBP.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on December 21, 2014, 02:34:30 pm
Nice score on the decals Kenny.....   There's another set of Reliant aztec decals up for grabs at Starship Modeler, but I'm not sure which kit they are actually for.

http://www.starshipmodeler.com/tech/cz_mask.htm

Says these are for the ERTL kit, and for the 1/537 scale kit, which doesn't add up?

Files are date stamped August of 06, so they must be for the original 1/650 kit?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on December 21, 2014, 02:36:40 pm
Iain.....   I wasn't aware that this Star Destroyer was already so hard to find.....  seems like it's not such an old kit.

Congrats!!   :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on December 21, 2014, 05:02:42 pm
The decals at Starship modeler are the free decals that work for the first issue and the
Polar Lights second issue with the updated molds. I just used them on my USS Trial
Miranda class ship. Very good decals.

http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=4307.0
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: nkaltso on December 23, 2014, 05:51:05 pm
Don't tell the wife but I stopped by the LHS with the kids today and picked up a Russian made Boeing 747-8 (Yes,  I thought that was strange also) and K'tinga

Im wondering how the quality of this Russian model will turn out.

Nick
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on December 23, 2014, 06:35:40 pm
Kind of went on a Batman binge this past week. Picked up the '66 Polar Lights re-pop Batmobile with the resin Adam West & Burt Ward figures, the new Moebius Batman figure, and for nostalgia, the 1st season of the series on DVD (want the Blu-ray but can't afford the boxed set) off Amazon because I had a gift card to use. Got the '60s DC Comics Batmobile off EBay for less than 20 bucks including shipping. These should be cool builds sometime next year.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: mvoyager0608 on December 24, 2014, 09:57:21 am
You got good taste Dan. I just completed the 1960s Comic Book version of the Batmobile, so it will be interesting to see how you approach this kit.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on December 24, 2014, 05:45:08 pm
It was your build on YT that inspired me to pick up the DC Comics Batmobile, Michael. Didn't even know about it before I saw you build yours. Been looking at the DC Batplane, too. Kind of want a complete set, you know ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on December 24, 2014, 09:39:21 pm
My family does gift exchanging on the 24th and boy was I surprised!

I don't have pics (yet), but in one big box I discovered thus:

A Micro Dremel! With many many many bits and attachments!
A 1/35 Tamiya Mid-Production Tiger I tank kit!
A 1/500 Into Darkness Enterprise kit (jackpot!)
A 1/350 TOS Enterprise!! (woooo!)
And a Moebius Battlestar Pegasus to go along with my still un-started Galactica, Viper and Raider.

So I guess I'm all set for several years, at the pace I go.  (I've also lost my workspace, and haven't been able to work for several months.  In another box, I found plans for assistance in setting up a new, vastly improved work area, with a paint booth, power outlets, and even a paint rack! Yes!)  Now all I need is a space heater or something, because it's just too cold in my basement to work from November to March.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Wolf Star on December 24, 2014, 11:30:56 pm
Nice haul Liquid Electron. Yesterday I pre-ordered the Bandai 1/12 Stormtrooper, and last week got the Hasbro Millennium Falcon for 30 bucks.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on December 27, 2014, 12:03:01 pm
Hi, everyone.

I just got this in...

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Bv0TEZK06CE/VJ7qqKuRwfI/AAAAAAAAEhI/rUHBCUU513Q/s720/IMG_1700.jpg)

So in the early 1990s, Monogram wanted to cash in on whatever popularity the Go Bots had by releasing a tie-in model kit line.  They had six smaller-scale kits which looked like some of the actual Go Bots.  However, Monogram wanted a few larger-scale kits.  But instead of creating their own molds and toolings, they went to Imai and licensed out two kits from the Genesis Climber MOSPEADA anime series.  Those kits were unchanged from their Japanese counterparts, so all Monogram did was build/paint the respective models in color schemes for the box art that made these kits look to the passing eye as if they actually belonged in the Go Bots universe when in reality they didn't.

This kit is a re-package of the 1992 Imai 1:12 Genesis Climber MOSPEADA Blowsperior VR-041H Variable Type model (kit number B-1401):

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9JAr9CUBTXU/VJ7rOs8JbHI/AAAAAAAAEhQ/sLNPwVQlJIg/s720/Imai%2520Mospeada%2520VR-041H%2520Blowsperior.jpg)

Western audiences will know the Genesis Climber MOSPEADA anime as Robotech: The New Generation, the third saga of the Robotech compilation series.  In the show, the motorcycle transforms around the rider to become a powered exoskeleton.  This model kit is parts-transformable.

The original Imai kit usually sells for around the $80.00 range on eBay, but the Monogram kit can get had for much less.  So I was able to obtain the model for about $30.00 which ended up being a pretty decent savings.

:)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ClarkKent on December 28, 2014, 08:35:02 pm
My daughter bought the Bandai Superman kit for me. I also was given the Testors 1/48 SR-71. Finally my wife bought me a membership in Megahobby's model of the month club. The gift that keeps giving.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Sergio on December 30, 2014, 07:42:12 pm
A nice box from Japan arrived today. Two 1/72 X-wings in it. Bandai's the name. Unbelievable detail! Much better than Finemolds's 1/48 (specially the pilot)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on December 31, 2014, 10:00:51 am
Very Nice, I waited to long to ship my box  :'(  Now I am stuck waiting till HLJ Re-Opens on Monday for them to ship.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on December 31, 2014, 05:59:18 pm
Got my X-Wings (two as well) and a Tie Advanced a couple weeks ago. Have one of the X-Wings cleaned up and ready to assemble so looking forward to my first ever X-Wing build  ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: nkaltso on January 01, 2015, 04:14:08 pm
After issue with my first weathering job with a single action airbrush.  I moved up to a double action.

It came in from Amazon yesterday
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on January 01, 2015, 08:09:21 pm
Nice!  I have one of those, love it.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on January 05, 2015, 06:57:55 pm
Got this in the mail today. Not strictly sci-fi, more like sci-fantasy, maybe. Just remember watching this as a kid after school and thought the Mach V was a cool car. Anyone know how to firm up decals, because several reviews on Amazon said the decals fall apart real easy when you wet them to apply them? The Mach V without that big red 'M" on the hood just wouldn't be the same.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on January 07, 2015, 07:14:14 am
Got me a shuttle!

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/Vulcan%20Shuttle/IMG_0006_zpsc664db4f.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/Vulcan%20Shuttle/IMG_0006_zpsc664db4f.jpg.html)

Been after one of these for ages and got lucky on Ebay the other day. Been in touch with Jerry over at HDA Model Works and he'll be making up some custom name decals when time permits. I have ordered the upgrade parts from Don at DLM, but just now this is a welcome edition to my "To Build" stash.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Sergio on January 08, 2015, 05:13:47 am
Just placed a preorder for the 1/48 AT-ST! http://www.hlj.com/product/ban994869
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on January 08, 2015, 07:31:34 am
Just placed a preorder for the 1/48 AT-ST! http://www.hlj.com/product/ban994869

NICE!!!!    The way traffic is becoming here in the Seattle area, I could really use a full scale version of this unit to get down the freeway any more!

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: mvoyager0608 on January 08, 2015, 12:28:06 pm
Hey Dan, On the Mach V, if the decals are falling apart your other alternative might be to just mask the hood off in the shape of the "M" and spray it on. If your comfortable with that.

TK Iain: I remember putting this one together in the 90's. The Surak is still displayed in my case.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on January 08, 2015, 06:43:11 pm
Michael,
I had thought of doing that, but the 'M' is such a uniquely shaped emblem on the car, I'm not sure I could get it curved right and symmetrical on both sides. The other option would be scanning them and re-printing them, but my first attempt at that with my Spitfire only went so-so, and I didn't use them because they seemed fragile. Inexperience with using the decal bonder properly was the culprit, I think. Might give it a shot anyway. From what the reviews said, they couldn't be any worse...well, maybe not. ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on January 08, 2015, 08:33:25 pm
1st & Foremost, I hope everyone had a happy new years  8)  ;D  ;)
 
Well I went a little shopping mad over the holidays, and everything arrived today (3-4 days Japan to DE).  In advance I am sorry to inundate you with so many photos at once, but I am excited and needed to share with people who appreciate models  ;D I don't have many of those types here near me  :'( 

Here is a shot of the box that arrived, it was quite intimidating in size  :o

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/HLJ%20-%20Christmas%20Haul/Box.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/HLJ%20-%20Christmas%20Haul/Box.jpg.html)

So I took out my trusty pocket knife and cut'er open  ;D

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/HLJ%20-%20Christmas%20Haul/OpenBox2.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/HLJ%20-%20Christmas%20Haul/OpenBox2.jpg.html)

1st item in the box:  Aoshima's Super Detail Delorean from BTTF 1, which comes with some photo etch :

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/HLJ%20-%20Christmas%20Haul/Delorean1.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/HLJ%20-%20Christmas%20Haul/Delorean1.jpg.html)

2nd item in the box: Bandai's 1/48 Ingram Kit :

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/HLJ%20-%20Christmas%20Haul/Ingram1.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/HLJ%20-%20Christmas%20Haul/Ingram1.jpg.html)

3rd item in the box:  Bandai's 1/72 Advanced Tie X-1 :

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/HLJ%20-%20Christmas%20Haul/AdvancedTie.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/HLJ%20-%20Christmas%20Haul/AdvancedTie.jpg.html)

4th item in the box: Bandai's 1/72 X-Wing :

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/HLJ%20-%20Christmas%20Haul/X-Wing.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/HLJ%20-%20Christmas%20Haul/X-Wing.jpg.html)

5th & 6th items in the box: Bandai's 1/12 Stormtrooper :

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/HLJ%20-%20Christmas%20Haul/Stormtroopers.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/HLJ%20-%20Christmas%20Haul/Stormtroopers.jpg.html)

7th item in the box:  Bandai's RX-93 Hi-Nu Gundam :

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/HLJ%20-%20Christmas%20Haul/NuGundam.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/HLJ%20-%20Christmas%20Haul/NuGundam.jpg.html)

8th item in the box (my favorite  ;D):  Bandai's 1/60 Perfect Grade RX-0 Unicorn :

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/HLJ%20-%20Christmas%20Haul/Unicorn.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/HLJ%20-%20Christmas%20Haul/Unicorn.jpg.html)

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/HLJ%20-%20Christmas%20Haul/Unicorn-Scale.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/HLJ%20-%20Christmas%20Haul/Unicorn-Scale.jpg.html)

9th item in the box:  Bandai's LED Lighting Kit for the 1/60 PG Unicorn :

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/HLJ%20-%20Christmas%20Haul/LED-Front.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/HLJ%20-%20Christmas%20Haul/LED-Front.jpg.html)

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/HLJ%20-%20Christmas%20Haul/LED-Back.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/HLJ%20-%20Christmas%20Haul/LED-Back.jpg.html)

10th item in the box: Hobby Japan October 2014

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/HLJ%20-%20Christmas%20Haul/HobbyJapan.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/HLJ%20-%20Christmas%20Haul/HobbyJapan.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on January 08, 2015, 09:20:23 pm
Hey Wraith,

Very nice. As soon as I get settled in my new place I have plans on buying the Bandai Tie and X wing.

Question for you? Where in Maine are you? I live in Rhode Island and go to Ogunquit quite a lot. If you are close to Ogunquit, the next time I am up that way maybe we can get together for lunch?

Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on January 08, 2015, 09:29:25 pm
I have to say the Bandai Star Wars Kits look quite interesting.  Remind me of a cross between the gundam kits and the revell snaptite star wars kits. 

I have never been to maine unfortunately, I just noticed that it said "Japan to ME" (my fault sorry for the confusion).  Apparently even my auto correct doesn't like delaware (DE).  ;D   
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on January 08, 2015, 10:42:50 pm
Isn't it good when you get a box that size? When I saw your PG Unicorn my first thought was "wonder if he got the LED kit"  ;D
I had a similar sized box arrive for me a couple weeks before xmas, had a Hi-V like yours, Advanced Tie, two X-wings (and I'm likely to buy 4 more), MG's Sinanju, Sazabi Ver Ka, Astray Blue Frame D and a couple of detail stuff. Feels great unpacking such a large box so I know how you must've felt.
By the way, the magazine you got, is it all in Japanese? I'm interested in the Hi-V article.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on January 09, 2015, 08:49:18 am
I was going to get only the PG, but i realized the price of the PG & LED from Japan was the same price as just the PG in the US.  Some how that sounded logical in my head so I couldn't turn it down  :o .  I think I was brainwashed by subliminal messages hidden in HLJ's site.  :-X   I grabbed the HI-Nu cause i already have one with a P-Bandai Heavy arms kit put aside for it, somehow it seemed logical to get a 2nd  :-X .  Anywho I only mention that because you asked about the Hobby Japan.  The only reason I got that, was like you, i was interested in the article because I believe it shows both photos of the normal build and the build using the heavy arms add on kit.  It is all in Japanese, except for a few words, but it is also A LOT of photos & about 375+ pages long. 

Speaking of the star wars kits, did  you see HLJ just put up pre-orders for the chicken walker, regular tie fighter, and the two astromech droid set?  The droid set looks really cool.  the tie fighters also come with deathstar bases  ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on January 09, 2015, 02:30:19 pm
Thanks for the info on the mag. And I know what you mean about HLJ's prices. I can get gundam from Japan, plus freight for nearly half the price I would pay here. Add to that I can't find any shops nearby that stock them, just makes it easier to buy from HLJ, and the delivery time, like you, is only 4-5 days!!

Saw the Chicken Walker and others. Already ordered two Tie's and contemplating the droids. Not too keen on the Walker cause I never really liked the design. Hoping Bandai release alot more SW kits.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ClarkKent on January 19, 2015, 12:11:28 pm
Megahobby Model of the Month plan came through. I received a weeliant yesterday. Have to get the aztec decal kit and then i will get started.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: nkaltso on January 19, 2015, 01:04:15 pm
This came in from Amazon the other day.  Its not Sci Fi related but when I saw it I had to get it.

This is one of my favorite planes,  there is nothing like hearing its Burrrrrrp from the machine guns at air shows

Nicks
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on January 20, 2015, 06:13:12 am
This came in from Amazon the other day.  Its not Sci Fi related but when I saw it I had to get it.

This is one of my favorite planes,  there is nothing like hearing its Burrrrrrp from the machine guns at air shows

Nicks

This bird has been in the news recently.....    as I recall reading, Warthog is being retired.....   doesn't make any sense to me.

Nice scale on that kit.....  Krieg is sending me an F-14 Tomcat..... also 1/48   :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: nkaltso on January 20, 2015, 05:13:13 pm


This bird has been in the news recently.....    as I recall reading, Warthog is being retired.....   doesn't make any sense to me.

Nice scale on that kit.....  Krieg is sending me an F-14 Tomcat..... also 1/48   :b
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I was surprised with the scale my self, its huge.  At 1/48 it puts it the size of my 1/537 reliant about 12 inches long.

I can't wait to tear into it.

I hope they don't go away my self.  The Apache Helicopters were to replace them, but the Apaches had issues with small arm gun fire shooting them out of the sky.

I saw they are going back into service in Iraq now.  They may be old but they are affective.



I plan on painting it the scheme from Selfrige Air force base, its located down the street from me. 

Why do we have A-10's in Detroit, I don't know.  I guess the war of 1812 against Canada is still fresh in people minds.

Nick
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on January 20, 2015, 06:16:16 pm
I have an A-10 Kit in my collection too, I think it is a hobby boss, but same scale as yours.  Some day I will get around to building it, but it is one of my favorite military aircraft.  I'd be interested to see it built up  ;D

I just got this guy in the mail today:

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/Prototype%20Z%20Studios%20-%20Nightwing/DSC00068.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/Prototype%20Z%20Studios%20-%20Nightwing/DSC00068.jpg.html)

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/Prototype%20Z%20Studios%20-%20Nightwing/DSC00074.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/Prototype%20Z%20Studios%20-%20Nightwing/DSC00074.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on January 20, 2015, 09:30:23 pm
Cool kit! Whered you get it Wraith?! I love it.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on January 21, 2015, 01:02:44 am
This is from Prototype Z Studios, www.prototypezstudios.com (http://www.prototypezstudios.com).  I like their work.  It is officially licensed by DC Comics, and they are starting a new line of one fourth scale kits soon.  I found communication with them can be tough, but I did get my order within 30 days.  The only way I could get a response from them 1 on 1 was through Twitter/Facebook.  However, It was the christmas season so I am not sure how typical my experience is.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on January 21, 2015, 02:38:40 am
Yea, I checked out their website and FB page. Beautiful kits. Let me know what you think of it. I might pick one up also.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on January 21, 2015, 06:54:39 am
Ok I picked up a 1/32 scale desktop P51 Mustang.....all metal by IMcth

sorry its not sci fi.....Im finishing the engine ATM...certainly a very nice kit.... :)  regards Artie

http://www.largescaleplanes.com/articles/article.php?aid=1910
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: awfsiu on January 21, 2015, 07:10:12 am
Wow, that looks so good!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on January 21, 2015, 09:53:57 am
That is pretty cool looking Artie, is it like building one of those little metal photo-etch kits but a bit thicker metal?

Armando:  I definitely will do that, I am currently taking photos as I progress on this, and plan to post it all up here.  So far the kit is beautiful out of the box. 
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Artie on January 22, 2015, 02:08:58 am
Thanks for the feedback guys. :) :) :)..I will add the model to the NON sci fi section when completed. cheers Artie
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: karve on January 22, 2015, 02:46:13 pm
Now that my refit is nearing completion (hopefully within the next few weeks) I'm starting to look forward to my next adventure. I've had a Moebius Jupiter 2 for a year now waiting patiently. Today I got the light kit for it from culttvman shop. After the refit, which has been complicated all the way along, I want to make the Jupiter 2 as simple and straight forward as possible. I may throw a few fibre optics in for added effect, but this light kit will be great and simple to install.
 Can't wait to get started.  :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on January 22, 2015, 06:21:59 pm
Got this today from Advantage Hobby; they had a sale and this caught my eye. Have decided that while I want to start my 1/350 refit, my skill set isn't quite ready yet to tackle it. So, I'm going start on a bit smaller scale, literally. Not to mention the cost factor for the extras is quite a bit less.

@Karve, do you plan on leaving the top hull unglued to show the interior on the Jupiter 2?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: MattA on January 22, 2015, 11:09:59 pm
Dan, that 1:1000 refit is one of my favorite kits.  I just build the thing right out of the box and it turns out GREAT.  Have fun with it!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on January 23, 2015, 05:32:44 pm
Dan, that 1:1000 refit is one of my favorite kits.  I just build the thing right out of the box and it turns out GREAT.  Have fun with it!

Matt, I kind of regret not getting 2 of them. I want to light one of them using Ralph's (Tenacontrols) board, but I would also like to just put one together, paint it and decal it. Hmm...wonder if they're still on sale at Advantage Hobby?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on January 24, 2015, 11:22:01 pm
Dan, that 1:1000 refit is one of my favorite kits.  I just build the thing right out of the box and it turns out GREAT.  Have fun with it!

Matt, I kind of regret not getting 2 of them. I want to light one of them using Ralph's (Tenacontrols) board, but I would also like to just put one together, paint it and decal it. Hmm...wonder if they're still on sale at Advantage Hobby?

You can go ahead and pick one up for me too? j/k
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: karve on January 25, 2015, 06:20:59 pm
Quote
@Karve, do you plan on leaving the top hull unglued to show the interior on the Jupiter 2?

Sorry Dan, I didn't see your question for a couple days ...

Yes I do plan to leave the top of the hull unglued so it is removable.
Also, have fun with your 1:1000 refit. It'll be a good warmup for the big guy... ;D
  You'll do great at it... ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on January 25, 2015, 07:40:32 pm
Quote
@Karve, do you plan on leaving the top hull unglued to show the interior on the Jupiter 2?

Sorry Dan, I didn't see your question for a couple days ...

Yes I do plan to leave the top of the hull unglued so it is removable.
Also, have fun with your 1:1000 refit. It'll be a good warmup for the big guy... ;D
  You'll do great at it... ;)
Thanks for the vote of confidence, Karve.
Just ordered the photo-etch today for the 1/1000. Will get the Tenacontrols light kit in the next week or 2 when I get tax refund back, probably. Was originally going to do the TOS Galactica next, but I'm feeling kind of Trekkish right now. Need to finish my Raider, but I'm suffering from next-kit-itis at the moment. ;)
Now I have to go plow the snow off of my driveway. I hate winter.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on January 29, 2015, 03:29:24 pm
Hi, Everyone!

There's always been a few anime series which featured transforming motorcycle designs that I just love.  So recently I've had the chance to get model kit versions at great prices (http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=232.msg60199#msg60199 (http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=232.msg60199#msg60199) and http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=232.msg61723#msg61723 (http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=232.msg61723#msg61723)).

Well, this just arrived from Japan...

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Ues8kMpNlFE/VMqiZztSkEI/AAAAAAAAFMc/-k-VOjXdtlQ/s800/IMG_1720.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ZnGZvtVRx04/VMqa111CoCI/AAAAAAAAFMM/geEC6DvECtc/s800/IMG_1718.jpg)

This is a 2008 Aoshima 1:12 Bubblegum Crisis Priss / Moto-Slave (Machine Canon version) model (kit number 039427-5200).

For those who are unfamiliar, Bubblegum Crisis is a classic late-1980s to early-1990s direct-to-video Japanese cyberpunk / sci-fi anime series.  It features great music, incredible production designs, fantastic stories, and has inspiration from Western movies such as Blade Runner and Terminator.

One of the main characters, Priss, wears a powered exoskeleton (called a 'Hard Suit' in the series) when in action and rides a motorcycle (known as a 'Moto-Slave') that can transform into a robot mode which can function independently from the rider but can also allow the rider to use it in order to augment her own hard suit.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-YIbAJMYv2DM/VMqibKVaqqI/AAAAAAAAFMk/bx--Kf-NxC4/s912/10077590a.jpg)

This model kit is parts-transformable.

The original kit has been out of production for years and usually sells between the $45.00 to $75.00 range on eBay.  Fortunately, I found a Japanese Amazon Marketplace seller who exported this kit to me for less than $45.00 U.S.D. with free shipping, so that was not bad at all.

:)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on February 04, 2015, 01:11:14 pm
After a couple of tries on EBay, I finally won an auction for a 1/537 Enterprise. This is the last(?) release of the AMT version for ST-VI Undiscovered Country. Got it for less than 28USD including S/H. It obviously has the dreaded molded Aztecs, but after seeing other's monumental efforts to eliminate them with varying degrees of success, I doubt I will attempt that when I build it. I do intend to gather the aftermarket parts to light her, like the DLM chiller grills and deflector dish parts.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: starsiegeplayer on February 04, 2015, 07:55:45 pm

One of the main characters, Priss, wears a powered exoskeleton (called a 'Hard Suit' in the series) when in action and rides a motorcycle (known as a 'Moto-Slave') that can transform into a robot mode which can function independently from the rider but can also allow the rider to use it in order to augment her own hard suit.

I would like to see what this looks like when built.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: karve on February 09, 2015, 04:15:09 pm
I have to stop going to the hobby shop .....
  I'm really looking forward to this one!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on February 09, 2015, 07:27:56 pm
I have to stop going to the hobby shop .....
  I'm really looking forward to this one!

I'm looking forward to seeing you build her, Kevin. Prevailing opinion seems to be that she's a joy to build compared to the Refit.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on February 12, 2015, 04:20:20 pm
Hi, Everyone.

This just came in...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BNE6NfgCE2Q/VN0a2M1pOBI/AAAAAAAAFTM/3DFOiTvcXvA/s912/IMG_1721.jpg)

It's a 1993 re-pop (kit number 0031253-3800) of Bandai's original 1978 1:500 release of the Yamato from the classic sci-fi anime series Space Battleship Yamato.  To many Westerners, this series was called Star Blazers where the ship was called the 'Argo.'

This was a large kit in its day measuring over 20-inches long.  It also includes a model of the Analyzer robot ('IQ-9' on Star Blazers).

This model represents the Yamato as seen in the first and second seasons of the Space Battleship Yamato television series.  It isn't as detailed as the same-sized 2010 Bandai 1:500 kit which featured a brand new mold nor can it match the detail of the late-2013 Bandai 1:500 mold (for the Space Battleship Yamato 2199 series) which was a larger, re-evaluated-size of 26-inches.  But in any case, this kit should end up building up nicely.

Typical eBay prices on this one are usually between $70.00 to $105.00.  I was able to snag this kit for $31.00 U.S.D.  Not bad at all!

:)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Guns Akimbo on February 12, 2015, 05:01:48 pm

There's always been a few anime series which featured transforming motorcycle designs that I just love.

Being a motorcyclist, I approve of this post.  ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on February 22, 2015, 02:09:07 pm
Hi, Everyone.

I decided to dip a toe into the world of Arduino, so I picked up an Arduino Nano three-pack...

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-qbFl-v6X46c/VOo0cubEaxI/AAAAAAAAFYA/Lbvt-jSSCVw/s720/P1120401.jpg)

$10.95 U.S.D. with free shipping.

This should be interesting.  :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on February 22, 2015, 02:48:56 pm
That's a good deal. Gadgetron. Tempted to pick up that same 3-pack, though I still don't have a clue how to program them yet. May be time for me to study the new Arduino thread.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on February 23, 2015, 03:26:13 am
Learning Arduino is something I've long thought of too. The new thread is certainly a useful tool for us wanting to get into it.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on February 24, 2015, 06:08:37 pm
That's a good deal. Gadgetron. Tempted to pick up that same 3-pack, though I still don't have a clue how to program them yet. May be time for me to study the new Arduino thread.

Learning Arduino is something I've long thought of too. The new thread is certainly a useful tool for us wanting to get into it.

I'm relatively new to coding too.  But using the Arduino, I've found that a learn-by-example approach works pretty well.  There are lots of resources out there.

In a day, I was able get the following together...

http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=4793.0 (http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=4793.0)

...and it works great!

Once you get the Arduino correctly attached to your computer, flashing code to it takes only seconds, and after that you have yourself a fully-functioning lighting effects control board.

:D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on March 04, 2015, 02:32:05 pm
Hi, Everyone.

I was reading a Polar Lights / Round 2 1:350 TOS Enterprise W.I.P. build article over on CultTVman (http://culttvman.com/main/on-the-bench-272-paul-m-newitt-filling-the-gridlines/ (http://culttvman.com/main/on-the-bench-272-paul-m-newitt-filling-the-gridlines/)) where the person there mentioned he uses Liquitex Modeling Paste for his seam filler instead of the hobby and automotive putties we usually tend to use.  It's an acrylic product with marble dust in it.  In the article, he says it has the consistency of pancake batter but dries hard as a rock in about 12 hours.

So I picked up an 8-ounce bottle from my local Hobby Lobby ($14.99 minus their usual 40% off) to try out.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IIeQ70RDd3I/VPdpzEMP8GI/AAAAAAAAFdA/NA8smWdHs10/s720/IMG_1738.jpg)

Hopefully it works out.  :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on March 04, 2015, 04:22:17 pm
Hi, Everyone.

I was reading a Polar Lights / Round 2 1:350 TOS Enterprise W.I.P. build article over on CultTVman (http://culttvman.com/main/on-the-bench-272-paul-m-newitt-filling-the-gridlines/ (http://culttvman.com/main/on-the-bench-272-paul-m-newitt-filling-the-gridlines/)) where the person there mentioned he uses Liquitex Modeling Paste for his seam filler instead of the hobby and automotive putties we usually tend to use.  It's an acrylic product with marble dust in it.  In the article, he says it has the consistency of pancake batter but dries hard as a rock in about 12 hours.

So I picked up an 8-ounce bottle from my local Hobby Lobby ($14.99 minus their usual 40% off) to try out.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IIeQ70RDd3I/VPdpzEMP8GI/AAAAAAAAFdA/NA8smWdHs10/s720/IMG_1738.jpg)

Hopefully it works out.  :)

Seems like I remember reading something similar, or maybe on a YT video, but don't know anything about it. Be interested to see how it works for you Gadgetron.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: gene1138 on March 04, 2015, 10:34:46 pm
Hi, Everyone.

I was reading a Polar Lights / Round 2 1:350 TOS Enterprise W.I.P. build article over on CultTVman (http://culttvman.com/main/on-the-bench-272-paul-m-newitt-filling-the-gridlines/ (http://culttvman.com/main/on-the-bench-272-paul-m-newitt-filling-the-gridlines/)) where the person there mentioned he uses Liquitex Modeling Paste for his seam filler instead of the hobby and automotive putties we usually tend to use.  It's an acrylic product with marble dust in it.  In the article, he says it has the consistency of pancake batter but dries hard as a rock in about 12 hours.

So I picked up an 8-ounce bottle from my local Hobby Lobby ($14.99 minus their usual 40% off) to try out.


Hopefully it works out.  :)

Hmmm I wonder if this would be basically the same stuff that Deluxe Perfect Plastic Putty is that I just got.  Liquitex would be easier and slightly cheaper than ordering from across the pond.

Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on March 05, 2015, 10:06:18 am
Hmmm I wonder if this would be basically the same stuff that Deluxe Perfect Plastic Putty is that I just got.  Liquitex would be easier and slightly cheaper than ordering from across the pond.

The Liquitex Modeling Paste is the same type of thing as Perfect Plastic Putty.  They both can be cleaned up using water, they dry hard, they're water resistant, they don't shrink, and you can even mix in acrylic paint to color the paste before application.

For those who end up getting Perfect Plastic Putty imported to them from overseas, Liquitex Modeling Paste is more economical.  I believe you get 40-mililiters (1.35256-ounces) with the tube of Perfect Plastic Putty.  For about the same price ($15-range minus 40% off Hobby Lobby or Michael's discount), you get 237-mililiters (8-ounces) of Liquitex Modeling Paste.

It's definitely something to add to a list of modeling tools and supplies to try out.

:)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: gene1138 on March 05, 2015, 09:28:13 pm
Thanks.  Good to know for when I use up my tube of Perfect Plastic Putty.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on March 07, 2015, 07:44:56 pm
This came in the mail today from Columbia House DVD. They were selling the complete set of TOS movies for $5.99+S/H. Not sure why, but I couldn't pass it up since I've been wanting to upgrade from my DVD versions.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ClarkKent on March 14, 2015, 09:47:35 am
Bandai kits arrived. 2 stormtroopers, a vader, an x-wing, a tie fighter, an at-st, vader tie, and a large credit card bill. Divorce is my next purchase. Hahaha. Luckily wife understand my obsessions.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kuce on March 14, 2015, 11:07:54 am
It's much easier to explain model purchases than a mistress.   Although I do wonder if overall, the mistress would have been cheaper and less destructive than the 1:350 Refit.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: nkaltso on March 14, 2015, 11:31:54 am
Although I do wonder if overall, the mistress would have been cheaper and less destructive than the 1:350 Refit.

hmmm. A Mistress until caught, would defiantly be less suffering then the Refit
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on March 15, 2015, 01:24:08 am
At least when the missus kicks ya out due to said mistress you wont have anyone nagging commenting about your model purchases  ;D

Of course, all your tools were throw in the trash/set fire too/crushed by said wife and your awesome stash reduced to a pile of rubble .....  :'(
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Sergio on March 15, 2015, 06:55:26 am
My newest acquisitions are:
- 1/20 S.A.F.S. Snake-Eye Reconnaissance Type Sea Pig by Wave
- 1/24 Blade Runner's Spinner by Fujimi
- 1/4000 SDF-1 Macross Fortress Warship (The Movie Ver.) by Hasegawa
- 1/600 TOS USS Enterprise by Revell (my first ever Star Trek kit!!!)

Still married   8)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on March 16, 2015, 05:50:16 pm
Cool haul Sergio ;D  I wanna get that 1/600 TOS myself.

Now that I am done with my nightwing, this new kit that I got from a guy in Canada arrived at the perfect time  ;D ;)

Introducing, the naked incredible hulk.  Well more like the Ken Doll version, LoL  ;D   I will need to sculpt some clothes on him, or have some cloth versions made for him, we'll see  ::) :o Anyhow, he is cast in solid resin weight a ton and then some.  Well over 12 inches tall, I'll get a real measurement after assembly.  Here his is fresh out of the box  :P

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/Incredible%20Hulk%20Solid%20Resin%20Kit/93380633-6304-49e6-a782-60eba0a049de.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/Incredible%20Hulk%20Solid%20Resin%20Kit/93380633-6304-49e6-a782-60eba0a049de.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on March 16, 2015, 10:31:08 pm
I tried buying this kit several months back, but the link wouldnt work! :(....looks cool...cant wait to see what you do with it
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on March 17, 2015, 08:33:21 am
I already started on this guy, and I have never seen so much resin dust in my life.  I actually put on my respirator and had to stop and vacuum a few times.  ;) ;D A guy on e-bay is selling this kit, not sure if you meant the e-bay link or you were trying from another source? 
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on March 17, 2015, 08:46:04 pm
Yea, thats the guy...I asked him a question about the kit, and he sort of answered in a mean spirited way, and then when I decided to pull the trigger a few days later, I couldnt purchase it...the buy it now button wouldnt do anything...its like his posting wasnt active...maybe something went wrong...dunno...thats when I decided to get the other Hulk I eventually built, but this looks like a cool kit...I might try again to get it...hows the quality...looks alright in your pics.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on March 17, 2015, 08:48:11 pm
Found the listing....did it take long to get it?...I might get him and do a gray or red Hulk with it.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on March 17, 2015, 10:03:47 pm
I ordered my kit on March 4 and got it on the 16th, majority of the time was actual in transit time.  It is shipped really well packed.  My kit arrived with the left foot toes broken off in two clean pieces.  They glued back on with no problem, so no biggie.

Kit Fit:  The overall fit so far just seems to be a lot of sanding of flash & over pour, and then some putty work.  The hardest part so far was just the shear amount of cutting & sanding due to the massive pour marks that have to be sawed off. 

Imperfections:  It isn't the worst kit I have ever seen, but it isn't as clean as the photo looks.  It has pinhole bubbles, some surface defects such as the left hand knuckle where there is a dent.  It has flash on it and seams where I am assuming the silicone mold is put together. It also has a lot of little resin droplets where I am assuming the mold had a bubble. It isn't a glue it together and prime it kit. 

Overall:  I am not disappointed.  The waist fit would be tough if not for the fact that it doesn't matter because you have to put pants on him anyhow, so it is gonna be sculpted over anyhow.  The pinhole bubbles are easily filled over time, the knuckle defect is fillable & resculptable.  The flash & droplets just require sanding and clean up.  As a garage recast though it isn't that bad in my opinion.  I guess I will get a real idea of where I am at though when I get a primer coat on him though and see all the flash & flaws for the first time.

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on March 18, 2015, 01:21:58 am
Ok then...sounds like plenty of other resin kits I've done...Ill go ahead and pull the trigger on it, and Ill build it as the red Hulk...looking forward to your build. You're putting up a thread, I assume?  ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on March 18, 2015, 10:35:29 am
I have a bunch of photos so far of my start, I just haven't gotten around to resizing & posting them yet  ;D  but I will soon.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on March 22, 2015, 11:35:30 pm
Hi, Everyone.

Today I went to the rescheduled 103rd Kit Collectors Expo in Buena Park, CA (www.kitcollectorshow.com (http://www.kitcollectorshow.com)), and I scored some pretty good deals...

2011 AMT / Round 2 1:350 Klingon Bird of Prey (kit number AMT664):

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bqCA4bqA3kU/VQ-UuMZxlXI/AAAAAAAAFuE/186QULTr1gE/s720/IMG_1742.jpg)

I was able to get this open-box kit for $20.00.

1989 MPC / ERTL 1:22 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Luke Skywalker's Snowspeeder (kit number 8914):

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zoYpFoySciY/VQ-UulhBLqI/AAAAAAAAFuI/fBbpI0G_qrM/s720/IMG_1743.jpg)

This is another open-box kit.  I also got it for $20.00.

1983 MPC 1:89 Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Shuttle Tydirium (kit number 8733):

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-CbZE2Nc59Pk/VQ-UwUSwwEI/AAAAAAAAFuQ/qRX2d8LW_YU/s912/IMG_1744.jpg)

I was able to get this one for $15.00.  It was actually still shrink-wrapped when I bought it.

Not a shabby haul!

:)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on March 23, 2015, 04:46:35 am
Latest additions to "The Stash".

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/IMG_0229_zpsoykiso7w.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/IMG_0229_zpsoykiso7w.jpg.html)

All bought from Clarence during his clearout and the K'Tinga and the Warbird were bought by my Eleanor for my birthday.

Hidden away inside the Raider box is the full light kit by Starling Enterprises.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on March 23, 2015, 09:14:31 am
Very nice grabs guys.  I specifically like those older star wars kits.  That Romulan Warbird is cool, I have that one it comes with the glow in the dark pieces.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on March 23, 2015, 12:35:33 pm
Very nice grabs guys.  I specifically like those older star wars kits.

Yeah, some of those older MPC Star Wars kits are nice.

The more modern kits from Revell, Fine Molds, and Bandai tend to have more detail and accuracy, but they generally are smaller.  Here are some comparisons...

Shuttle Tydirium / Imperial Shuttle - MPC vs. Revell


Snowspeeder - MPC vs. Revell vs. Fine Molds


While I was at the Kit Collectors Expo, there were several vendors who sold the Bandai Star Wars kits.  I was initially interested in the 1:72 ships, but then I took a look inside the boxes and was disheartened to see how small they are.  At that scale, even with good detail and accuracy, those X-Wing and TIE Fighter kits just aren't worth it to me.

Moebius got BSG starfighter kits right by making them 1:32 scale.  That's a good size.  1:72 and even 1:48 are too small.

If I ever get an X-Wing model, I think I would go for the Revell Germany 1:29 version.  That one is nice and big.  I know Revell U.S. is considering selling that in North America.  I hope they do as that may bring the price down a bit.

:)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on April 08, 2015, 01:04:59 pm
Got me some TIE's.

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/Bandai%20TIE%20Fighter/IMG_0282_zpscpzybxle.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/Bandai%20TIE%20Fighter/IMG_0282_zpscpzybxle.jpg.html)

These little darlin's were waiting on me when I got home from work. I also have Vader's fighter on it's way so looking forward to doing another Star Wars based three ship display.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on April 08, 2015, 06:43:58 pm
These are the kind of T.I.E.s that are fun to get as gifts. ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on April 16, 2015, 01:02:30 pm
And then there were three! ;D

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/Bandai%20TIE%20Fighter/IMG_0303_zps5w7cyldo.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/Bandai%20TIE%20Fighter/IMG_0303_zps5w7cyldo.jpg.html)

Got home from work today and the third of my Bandai 1/72 scale TIE fighters was waiting for me. This time it's the TIE Advanced of DV himself.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on April 19, 2015, 05:01:08 pm
Whenever I watch one of Boyd's build videos, it seems I end up spending money. This weekend proved to be no different. I watched one of his older Reliant builds last night. Been wanting one of these for a while. I know some have said they aren't sturdy, but for what I need it should do fine.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Tankton on April 19, 2015, 05:25:43 pm
I like mine very well. Sturdy enough for what we do.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on April 24, 2015, 09:43:38 pm
I've used that workstation for a few years now Dan and I've been quite content with it.

Last week this tin box version of the D7 showed up. I had to pay 25 for it, and it even comes with a slight bend on one end. The D7 is still one of my favorite designs, so I already had a small bunch of them, but I wanted the tin box!!! :b

I want to grab a tin box Enterprise as well, but I'm not seeing any sale prices on those yet.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on April 25, 2015, 10:16:23 am
That is cool I never new you could get these in a Tin,That alone is worth getting the model..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on April 30, 2015, 02:15:38 pm
I had been such a good boy lately? Then I met Ernest..... (and the stash he was selling off).

The kits on the couch were 40 each, and the ones on the table cost me 30 each.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on April 30, 2015, 02:20:09 pm
Most of the kits on this table were 10 each. Some of them were 20 & 25, but I kinda got them mixed up along the way....    :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on April 30, 2015, 02:20:13 pm
I had been such a good boy lately? Then I met Ernest..... (and the stash he was selling off).

The kits on the couch were 40 each, and the ones on the table cost me 30 each.

Oooooooooooo, I sooo hate you!!!!!! =)

C'mon, no body is that good! Not even me! Well, maybe me!!! =)

Nice score!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on April 30, 2015, 02:23:58 pm
Maybe I took 10% of this guys stash.....   Maybe? But there are more boxes on the way and I'm expecting a phone call....    :b

I didn't even get the kit I had contacted him about!!! (He sold it on eBay).
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on April 30, 2015, 02:37:02 pm
Very nice score and pickup Imwolf,There is something I like that you have and that is the Star Wars R2-D2 and C3PO kits...

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on April 30, 2015, 03:11:38 pm
Very nice score and pickup Imwolf,There is something I like that you have and that is the Star Wars R2-D2 and C3PO kits...

Clarence

Thanks Clarence...   weird how things work out? I had just been shopping for those old figures starting about a month ago but wasn't willing to pay the going prices.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on April 30, 2015, 04:18:35 pm
I had been such a good boy lately? Then I met Ernest..... (and the stash he was selling off).

All I can say is..."good golly, Miss Molly!"

Incredible score!

I must walk away now and let the jealously set in...

;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on April 30, 2015, 04:33:47 pm
You know, Ive been a member of this forum for almost 2 years now, and I find it very revealing that the longest, most persistent and most enduring thread in the forum is this one. It certainly speaks to our penchant and near obsession to hoard models, doesnt it :) (please note that I include myself in this list of obsessive compulsives....) I really do need help beating this addiction!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on April 30, 2015, 05:50:20 pm
You know, Ive been a member of this forum for almost 2 years now, and I find it very revealing that the longest, most persistent and most enduring thread in the forum is this one. It certainly speaks to our penchant and near obsession to hoard models, doesnt it :) (please note that I include myself in this list of obsessive compulsives....) I really do need help beating this addiction!

You are definitely not alone brother!!

Wolf, I want that damn Star Fury kit!!!!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on April 30, 2015, 07:52:16 pm
I'm hoping for a New Acquisition of a winning lottery ticket so I can buy the ridiculous amount of aftermarket parts for my remaining ships.  I mean, how many Refits can you buy for the price of a fully-kitted out Refit? 

According to my math and Amazon...about eight.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on April 30, 2015, 08:05:24 pm
You know, Ive been a member of this forum for almost 2 years now, and I find it very revealing that the longest, most persistent and most enduring thread in the forum is this one. It certainly speaks to our penchant and near obsession to hoard models, doesnt it :) (please note that I include myself in this list of obsessive compulsives....) I really do need help beating this addiction!

You are definitely not alone brother!!

Wolf, I want that damn Star Fury kit!!!!!!

I want R2-D2 just to have it,lol
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: MattA on April 30, 2015, 09:32:14 pm
I spy a clear D in that uber stash! 

I just wanna go over there and pick over a few of them... ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on April 30, 2015, 10:05:46 pm
I spy a clear D in that uber stash! 

I just wanna go over there and pick over a few of them... ;D

Whoo wow there is one.

I just want the newer 537 Reliant...but noooo.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on May 01, 2015, 06:19:31 am
Let's all get our Sneaky-Ninja gear on and go round there coz I fancy that Starfury.

That has got to be "The Best" stash in the history of stashes.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 01, 2015, 07:29:35 am

All I can say is..."good golly, Miss Molly!"

Incredible score!

I must walk away now and let the jealously set in...

;)

No kidding Kenny.....   I'm still kinda in shock over some of these scores.....    and there were maybe 30 other kits that I picked up and put back down just cuz I didn't need more copies. (I'm re-thinking that though).

You know, Ive been a member of this forum for almost 2 years now, and I find it very revealing that the longest, most persistent and most enduring thread in the forum is this one. It certainly speaks to our penchant and near obsession to hoard models, doesnt it :) (please note that I include myself in this list of obsessive compulsives....) I really do need help beating this addiction!

Yup....   Jeff hit a home run starting this thread....   YOU SICKO HOARDER!!!    :b

Actually Doc....   soon as I saw the first Halcyon kit sticking out I was on the constant lookout for a Nostromo for you......   no suck luck though.


Wolf, I want that damn Star Fury kit!!!!!!

Ahhhh.....   sad for you Kenny! (I only have the one).

Come to think of it though....  I might have left another one laying there? I'll let ya know....     :b


I want R2-D2 just to have it,lol

Clarence....  I thought you were selling off your stash? YOU SICKO HOARDER!  :b

I spy a clear D in that uber stash! 

I just wanna go over there and pick over a few of them... ;D

Yup...   Good eye Matt. I spotted that clear D as soon as the lid popped open cuz it looks identical to the one I already have (but paid a bit more for).

I was seeing 3D, but now I'm seeing double clear.....     :b


I just want the newer 537 Reliant...but noooo.

Try checking HobbyTown. Kenny (Gadget) turned me on to doing searches on any and all of thier online stores, and that's where I think I found my Reliant along with a few other "hard to find" stuff....   and not rediculously priced. Amazon has surprised me a few times too in the same way.

Let's all get our Sneaky-Ninja gear on and go round there coz I fancy that Starfury.

That has got to be "The Best" stash in the history of stashes.

Iain...   I walked away from maybe 10 times as many kits.....   (even though I had cherry picked a bit already). :b

Now THAT was a stash!!!  YOU SICKO HOARDER!  :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on May 01, 2015, 12:51:27 pm
Well, you would have been my friend for life if youd found that Nostromo...it is a rare and pricey kit!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on May 01, 2015, 02:16:27 pm
Well Wolf, if you make a return trip to get more kits I would be grateful if you could hook me up
with a Starfury kit!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on May 01, 2015, 03:02:34 pm
The Hobbytown Reliant trick doesn't seem to work anymore. 

I should have done it when I had the chance a couple months ago.  But, one only has so many dollars available at any given time. (sadface)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on May 01, 2015, 03:20:36 pm
I am ImWolf,

But that R2-D2 and C3P0 I would just love to have it as a collectors item,it would most likely would never get built..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on May 01, 2015, 06:21:39 pm
The Hobbytown Reliant trick doesn't seem to work anymore. 

I should have done it when I had the chance a couple months ago.  But, one only has so many dollars available at any given time. (sadface)

It seems Hobby Town restructured their website a while back, and you can no longer search individual store inventories. Not sure why.

@Liquid Electron, I PM'd you about a Reliant on Ebay, but I looked a bit closer and the seller says he doesn't know if it's complete since the shrink wrap is gone and the box has been opened. Too bad he didn't have pics of the contents to look over.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on May 01, 2015, 09:28:31 pm
The Hobbytown Reliant trick doesn't seem to work anymore. 

I should have done it when I had the chance a couple months ago.  But, one only has so many dollars available at any given time. (sadface)

It seems Hobby Town restructured their website a while back, and you can no longer search individual store inventories. Not sure why.

@Liquid Electron, I PM'd you about a Reliant on Ebay, but I looked a bit closer and the seller says he doesn't know if it's complete since the shrink wrap is gone and the box has been opened. Too bad he didn't have pics of the contents to look over.

I demanded pics from them...bet you I won't get any.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on May 01, 2015, 09:31:03 pm
The Hobbytown Reliant trick doesn't seem to work anymore.

It seems Hobby Town restructured their website a while back, and you can no longer search individual store inventories. Not sure why.

Yep, HobbyTown revamped their corporate website a few months back and in doing so eliminated the ability to search individual store inventory.  Personally, I think that is a huge betrayal to the individual franchise store owners, but it is what it is.

But...I may have some leads for the Reliant kit.  Give me a little time, and I'll let you know if I come up with anything.

:)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on May 02, 2015, 04:41:47 am
Gadgetron can find an ant hiding under a roach's butt, under a rock, in an Arabian Oasis, in the middle
of a snow storm, lost at sea!!!!!!!!!!  =)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on May 02, 2015, 09:10:55 am
Well hopefully he can find a repop Reliant...6 days from now when I lose the auction for it!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on May 02, 2015, 10:31:18 am
Well hopefully he can find a repop Reliant...6 days from now when I lose the auction for it!

Six days?  Such a luxurious amount of time!  ;)

Check your PMs.  :D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 02, 2015, 01:30:02 pm
Well Hell...  I stand corrected on that HobbyTown advice Electron.....   looks like they went and broke their own web site just like Dan and Kenny already knew!

I wrote them a letter and instructed them to return to the previous format or fix this new one.....  I'm sure they'll get right on it.

In the mean time, wouldn't you rather have a nice Ripley Power Loader kit? (I have 3 of those)  :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 02, 2015, 05:27:44 pm
Just ordered the BSG Colonial One....   2 days.....    :b

(Ordered the Stargazer Models Discovery One also)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on May 03, 2015, 10:05:32 am
I dunno how Gadgetron does these things but he found me a non-ebay 2011 Reliant kit.

It's best not to ask questions.  I'm just happy I don't have to do all these 'fixes' to the old one...yippeeee!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 03, 2015, 12:26:21 pm
I dunno how Gadgetron does these things but he found me a non-ebay 2011 Reliant kit.

It's best not to ask questions.  I'm just happy I don't have to do all these 'fixes' to the old one...yippeeee!

That's great.....   Glad you'll have that bird in hand.

I have this theory that there are actually 57 Gadgetrons constantly surfing the web.   :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on May 04, 2015, 07:30:15 pm
I feel like some sort of thief...

Quote
This shipment contains:
(1) AMT667 1/537 U.S.S. Reliant (Kit)
The charge for this shipment was $46.54

Gadgetron = my new Super Best Pal.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on May 05, 2015, 10:51:19 am
I have this theory that there are actually 57 Gadgetrons constantly surfing the web.   :b

Well...my sign-in name for this forum does have a '3000' at the end of it.  So how many iterations of me are out there?  ;)

Gadgetron = my new Super Best Pal.

I'm glad you were able to get that kit and at the price it was available at.  Happy to help.  :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on May 05, 2015, 06:26:12 pm
OMG Wolf. Very nice score there. Does this fine outstanding human being have anything else for sale?


Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 06, 2015, 06:31:36 am
Hi Phil....   Long time no speakie.....

Yes, he still has an incredible stash to unload. (He's actually an agent for the owner of these kits whom I have not met.) He's also peddling kits on eBay in small batches, which is how I came across these kits, but he's asking typical eBay prices from what I see. You can check out some of the kits he's selling here;

http://www.ebay.com/sch/p51mustang73/m.html?item=221750472692&ssPageName=ADME%3AX%3ARTQ%3AUS%3A1123&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

Looks like a lot of auctions just ended, so there's only 3 listings at the moment.

I spoke with him earlier today and he did get a few more boxes of kits, but he said they are mostly figures of super hero's and such, which I'm not really interested in.

While I'm on the subject, I've come to my senses over the past few days and I realize that not only do I have more kits than I really need, but spreading my good fortune around a little would actually make me even better than some "great deal" I stumble upon does.... so I'll let my friends here grab a cheap kit if they want it.

I'm only gonna mention this in this thread for now, and it'll be 1st come basis....     we'll see what happens.

There are some kits I won't let go.....  too many to list here......    :b

Last I heard;
Kenny (of Borg) wants the StarFury,
Clarence wants the droids,
Matt likes the clear D?

What do you want Phil?   :b

PM me with you shipping addy.....   I'll spit out a total price.....   we'll go from there.

Wolf
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 06, 2015, 06:42:37 am
OOPS.....  Forgot to ask....

I was looking up Reliant stuff the other day and came across two threads where the subject was a clear USS Reliant dating back as far as 2008. That would have been the ERTL kit?

Did I miss something? Is there really a clear copy out there of any release?

Thanks,
Wolf
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on May 06, 2015, 07:24:44 am
Darn and Blast!

Misased out on the Starfury (they always go for ridiculous prices on Evil Bay). But I would love that 2001 Space Clipper if the shipping to the UK was'nt so mental. :(
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on May 06, 2015, 09:42:24 am
Well there's a 1989 Batmobile in there that's pretty swell, imo.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on May 06, 2015, 10:13:24 am
I was looking up Reliant stuff the other day and came across two threads where the subject was a clear USS Reliant dating back as far as 2008. That would have been the ERTL kit?

Did I miss something? Is there really a clear copy out there of any release?

The AMT / Round 2 1:537 Reliant Clear Edition (kit number AMT714) was most likely a proposed release that never made it past one box art test shot and early distributor listing.

For example in April 2015, hobby distributors started noticing a few listings - complete with new kit numbers - from Round 2 that seem odd...


None of these have been officially confirmed by Round 2, but with Wonderfest just around the corner we will probably get more information in the coming weeks.

Some of these - like the Reliant Clear Edition - may never make it past this preliminary distributor 'leak' stage.  It happens all the time.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on May 07, 2015, 10:57:24 am
My magically-produced-by-Gadgetron AMT667 Reliant arrived today.  Ooooh!

Still in shrink wrap.  $34.99 + shipping....that's insane!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 07, 2015, 12:51:51 pm
My magically-produced-by-Gadgetron AMT667 Reliant arrived today.  Ooooh!

Still in shrink wrap.  $34.99 + shipping....that's insane!

Actually Electron, that's about the going retail price....   if you can find one on a shelf somewhere.

I found my copy at a local (in state but too far to drive) HobbyTown. Unfortunately that left me not only paying the shipping, but an additional 9% sales tax...   :*(

Sorry buddy...   I'm gonna keep that Batmobile kit.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on May 07, 2015, 01:36:22 pm
Well there's a 1989 Batmobile in there that's pretty swell, imo.

Sorry buddy...   I'm gonna keep that Batmobile kit.

With any luck, that Batmobile kit will be re-popped sometime late this summer.

According to Jamie on Round 2's blog (http://www.collectormodel.com/round2-models/2267-round-2-models-1989-batmobile/#sthash.033ZVqN5.QWKgtymp.dpbs (http://www.collectormodel.com/round2-models/2267-round-2-models-1989-batmobile/#sthash.033ZVqN5.QWKgtymp.dpbs)):

"...the AMT 1989 Batmobile which will be coming out later this summer."

The new kit number should be AMT935.  There will probably be more details after Wonderfest at the end of this month.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on May 07, 2015, 02:12:03 pm
Not terribly concerned about the Batmobile.

I think I have plenty to work on :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 08, 2015, 07:39:15 pm
I like taking pictures of model kits...   :b
(especially when they're on my table)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on May 08, 2015, 09:04:16 pm
I like taking pictures of model kits...   :b
(especially when they're on my table)

Very nice pickup looking forward to these being built..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: nkaltso on May 09, 2015, 04:52:45 pm
Oh I think i need to get one one of those Discovery One.

My wife loves that movie.  I don't understand it.

Well, I have a new Enterprise to be added to the stash.  Not the typical type though.

The small jet is for weathering practice.

Nick
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on May 09, 2015, 06:26:32 pm
Wolf, that Discovery One looks pretty sweet!
I have the Larson Designs version (partially built) and it is a cool kit as well!
You gonna build yours?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 09, 2015, 06:36:12 pm
Oh I think i need to get one one of those Discovery One.

My wife loves that movie.  I don't understand it.

Well, I have a new Enterprise to be added to the stash.  Not the typical type though.

The small jet is for weathering practice.

Nick

That's way cool Nick....  I'm gonna have to get a carrier too! I think I'd probably prefer the older WW2 ships.

Have you seen the newer Trumpeter 1/200 kits? They are awesome! DKM Bismarck is a 50" long 1700 piece kit!
You can spend about 300 for the kit, and then another 300 for the aftermarket stuff.  LOL
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 09, 2015, 07:04:18 pm
Wolf, that Discovery One looks pretty sweet!
I have the Larson Designs version (partially built) and it is a cool kit as well!
You gonna build yours?

About a year ago I was well read on the topic of Discovery kits Kenny, but right now I don't recall the details I read on the Larson kit....   Glad you are happy with it.

This Stargazer version got all the best reviews. It came in an open box and the contents do look very nice, even if a bit smaller than I expected. At 30" in length, that still leaves the command module just over 3" in diameter.

You have to build the spine on this kit, so there are a lot of parts. There are also 3 pods, 5 astronauts, and everything you need to detail the launch deck.....  it's perty cool.

My fat fingers will hate me, but yes....  I'm gonna build it.   :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on May 09, 2015, 07:56:35 pm
Wolf, that Discovery One looks pretty sweet!
I have the Larson Designs version (partially built) and it is a cool kit as well!
You gonna build yours?

About a year ago I was well read on the topic of Discovery kits Kenny, but right now I don't recall the details I read on the Larson kit....   Glad you are happy with it.

This Stargazer version got all the best reviews. It came in an open box and the contents do look very nice, even if a bit smaller than I expected. At 30" in length, that still leaves the command module just over 3" in diameter.

You have to build the spine on this kit, so there are a lot of parts. There are also 3 pods, 5 astronauts, and everything you need to detail the launch deck.....  it's prerty cool.

My fat fingers will hate me, but yes....  I'm gonna build it.   :b

The Larson kit builds out to be about 32". You have to build the spine on it as well. But it doesn't come with extra goodies you got, I.E. pods, astronauts and deck detail!!!
Sounds like you have the better kit!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: nkaltso on May 09, 2015, 08:50:50 pm
That trumpeter Iowa looks tempting.

Do you have a link for the 2001 discovery you can share

Nick
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 10, 2015, 08:53:48 am
That trumpeter Iowa looks tempting.

Do you have a link for the 2001 discovery you can share

Nick

No kidding Nick....   Those Iowa class ships have a beauty all of their own. I went aboard the Missouri about 30 years ago when it was stationed up here in Bremerton.....  standing next to those 16" main turrets is something you never forget.

I bought my Discovery model off of Starship Modeler, which might have the exclusive peddling rights for Stargazer....  (don't quote me on that).

http://starshipmodeler.biz/shop/index.cfm/product/1651_20/1144-2001-discovery.html

The "wishlist" here doesn't seem to do much....   I had put the Discovery on my wishlist almost a year ago but they never notified me. I just happened to check out what was going on a week ago and saw they had 9 in stock so I grabbed one....   there are 5 left now.

You'd have to be a dedicated 2001 fan to pay up for this one, but I think you're getting the best kit available. (Unless you buy the Captain Cardboard 6' assembled model...  which is kinda pricey!)

With this kit you get a lot of "extras" to detail the Pod Bay and the backdrop for the CM long window. HAL is right there on the decal sheet. The parts have great detail and the flash is almost non existent compared to other resin kits I have.

Unfortunately, it is a resin kit, so you don't know what you really have till you get it and check it out, and once again I have a parts issue to deal with.....   :*(

This particular kit came with an extra main hatch for the Pod Bay, but is missing the mounting platform for my AE-35 antenna! (those stupid dummies).
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on May 10, 2015, 09:36:36 am
Wolf I agree about the Iowa class ships. I live in Rhode Island about 30 minutes from Fall River and have been to the Massachusetts many times. Awesome vessels.


Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on May 10, 2015, 11:26:28 am
Yeah, that is a much better casting/kit than the Larson kit.
But, mine was considerably less cash!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: nkaltso on May 10, 2015, 01:06:02 pm
Wow you are a dedicated fan that discovery is pricy.

Thanks for the link

Nick
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 10, 2015, 04:43:47 pm
Yep....  most any Discovery kit you find out there will be pricey....   I just watched an Atomic City version go on eBay for almost $200 a few weeks back....  and that's not the greatest copy available.

Even though I put the cart before the horse, here's how my fuzzy math works.....

I recently obtained a Moebius 1/128 4 window Seaview kit off this guy for $30. Do you guys know how much these are going for on evilbay? I will end up with a $30 Discovery model (if not less).    :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on May 10, 2015, 07:05:37 pm
Wolf,

I saw that Seaview kit in the pix and when I saw how much you paid per kit on average I was like "awesome find". I have both the four window and eight window and I paid MUCH more for both than you paid for the one.

Again very nice find of kits bud.

Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on May 10, 2015, 07:19:52 pm
Quote
I recently obtained a Moebius 1/128 4 window Seaview kit off this guy for $30. Do you guys know how much these are going for on evilbay?

Yep, I've been looking for one at a reasonable price-read cheap ;D-ever since I got my 8-window movie version over a year ago. I lucked into a Flying Sub at a LHS a few months back and have been hoping to have the same thing happen for the Seaview.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on May 10, 2015, 09:49:24 pm
I like taking pictures of model kits...   :b
(especially when they're on my table)

Want to know how that Colonial One turns out.  Just finished Galactica today, Pegasus starting tomorrow!  I'm just not sure if I want a C1 :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on May 12, 2015, 12:38:16 pm
You're Teminated! ;D

Got this beauty in the post today to add to my "To Be Built" stash.

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/Terminator%20-%20Aerial%20HK/IMG_0403_zpsgjpmclbh.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/Terminator%20-%20Aerial%20HK/IMG_0403_zpsgjpmclbh.jpg.html)

Going to try my hand at using those Alclad paints and the VooDoo FX lighting kit on this one.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 12, 2015, 01:04:12 pm
You're Teminated! ;D

Got this beauty in the post today to add to my "To Be Built" stash.

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/Terminator%20-%20Aerial%20HK/IMG_0403_zpsgjpmclbh.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/Terminator%20-%20Aerial%20HK/IMG_0403_zpsgjpmclbh.jpg.html)

Going to try my hand at using those Alclad paints and the VooDoo FX lighting kit on this one.

That looks perty cool Iain...  I just happened to be watching that old flick a few days ago.

Someone out there must have made a model of the Terminator? That would be a cool kit to build!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on May 12, 2015, 01:45:19 pm
That is a cool kit Iain!

I snagged a Terminator tank before the prices got stupidly high!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on May 12, 2015, 01:49:25 pm
Wonder where I got this?

Thanks Wolf!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on May 12, 2015, 02:12:28 pm
Thanks Kenny!

Going to be a fun wee build but after looking at the kit I reckon I could do the lighting myself and not add to expense by getting the VooDoo kit.

As for that Starfury they are the ones that go for silly money and to think I used to have four of the damn things hanging from my ceiling back at my folks home.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: NetworkWraith on May 14, 2015, 04:55:56 pm
I just picked this guy up for $92 bucks with express shipping included on Amazon.com.  I have my room booked for jerseyfest in August, I heard a certain guy and his buddy are teaching an all day class on building, painting & lighting this kit  ;) ;D

(http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac191/hockeyxox/20150514_173613.jpg) (http://s899.photobucket.com/user/hockeyxox/media/20150514_173613.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 14, 2015, 11:31:45 pm
Good hit on that 1/350 connie...   Amazon does surprise me every so often....   :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Guns Akimbo on May 18, 2015, 11:13:40 pm
I REALLY wish that some garage company would come out the the Copperhead transport from Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. A box-office flop it may have been, it nevertheless remains a favorite movie in my personal DVD library (I even wrote some fan-fic based on it); I absolutely love the ship's organic insectoid design. The only figure on the market I've ever seen was the small-scale Bandai figurine. :(

(http://i57.tinypic.com/2u9o0i1.jpg)

(http://i58.tinypic.com/14wt8ja.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 20, 2015, 06:16:33 am
Never seen that thing b4 Akimbo, but it looks like a mean rig...  Definitely unique.

I stopped by Ernie's place again on Monday and didn't go crazy this time. Just two kits.

Luckily, I was able to snag another copy of the StarFury kit that I sent off to Kenny. Also grabbed this Lunar Explorer that I had been keeping a lookout for....   I think Macupar just built one of these a few months back?

These were some of his more expensive kits.....  $25 each.   :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on May 20, 2015, 08:21:23 am
Never seen that thing b4 Akimbo, but it looks like a mean rig...  Definitely unique.

I stopped by Ernie's place again on Monday and didn't go crazy this time. Just two kits.

Luckily, I was able to snag another copy of the StarFury kit that I sent off to Kenny. Also grabbed this Lunar Explorer that I had been keeping a lookout for....   I think Macupar just built one of these a few months back?

These were some of his more expensive kits.....  $25 each.   :b

Wolf, can I give you a shopping list?  =)

Really like that Lunar Explorer kit!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: trekker9211 on May 21, 2015, 09:05:46 pm
Ok, i'll play too. Waiting in a looong line of to do!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 22, 2015, 06:12:15 am
You have a couple of getting rare gems there Trekker.....   Nice!

Do you know what the scale is on that B'Rel class scout?

Thanks
Wolf
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 22, 2015, 06:35:21 am

Wolf, can I give you a shopping list?  =)

Really like that Lunar Explorer kit!

I like that kit too Kenny...  I think Ernie might have been hiding it the 1st time I was going thru his stash! Instead though, I had bought the Hasegawa "Operation Omega" kit, which looks almost identical to the Monogram "Lunar Explorer" vehicle.

Seems kinda strange for two different companies to make identical models of something fictional and kinda unknown? Makes me wonder if some aerospace jockeys designed this thing somewhere in time and it was never built?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Guns Akimbo on May 22, 2015, 09:39:53 am
Ok, i'll play too. Waiting in a looong line of to do!

You got a smoothie!

(http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=232.0;attach=34520;image)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on May 22, 2015, 10:12:33 am
Do you know what the scale is on that B'Rel class scout?

These are all the same model kit of the AMT / ERTL 1:350 Klingon Bird of Prey...

1995 AMT / ERTL Kit Number 8230 original release:

(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/memoryalpha/images/9/96/AMT_Model_kit_8230_Klingon_Bird_of_Prey_1995.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100818202044&path-prefix=en)

1997 AMT / ERTL Kit Number 6339 re-pop:

(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/memoryalpha/images/9/9a/AMT_Model_kit_6339_Klingon_Bird_of_Prey_Flight_Display_1997.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100819145342&path-prefix=en)

1997 AMT / ERTL Plus Pack re-pop:

(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/memoryalpha/images/0/02/AMT_Model_kit_Klingon_Bird_of_Prey_1997.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100830084954&path-prefix=en)

2005 AMT / RC2 Kit Number 38389 re-pop:

(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/memoryalpha/images/7/76/AMT_Model_kit_38389_Klingon_Bird_of_Prey_2005.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100817180011&path-prefix=en)

In 2011, AMT / Round 2 re-popped the kit but improved upon it by changing the tooling to revise the wing baffles and including optional landing gear & ramp parts and their dome base.

2011 AMT / Round 2 Kit Number AMT664 re-pop:

(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/memoryalpha/images/3/30/AMT_Model_kit_AMT664_Klingon_Bird_of_Prey_2011.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110125065610&path-prefix=en)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on May 22, 2015, 10:39:44 am

Wolf, can I give you a shopping list?  =)

Really like that Lunar Explorer kit!

I like that kit too Kenny...  I think Ernie might have been hiding it the 1st time I was going thru his stash! Instead though, I had bought the Hasegawa "Operation Omega" kit, which looks almost identical to the Monogram "Lunar Explorer" vehicle.

Seems kinda strange for two different companies to make identical models of something fictional and kinda unknown? Makes me wonder if some aerospace jockeys designed this thing somewhere in time and it was never built?

Gonna look for one of those Hasegawa kits I think. I know the other is a kinda rare!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: trekker9211 on May 22, 2015, 11:05:00 am
I think the bird of prey is 350th? Yeah, I lucked out on the 'smoothie'. The 'sticker' decals still look usable, but there is a swirled/brushed aluminum background. I've picked up Don's light and Magic grills for the nacelles.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 22, 2015, 06:01:54 pm
These are all the same model kit of the AMT / ERTL 1:350 Klingon Bird of Prey...

1995 AMT / ERTL Kit Number 8230 original release:

(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/memoryalpha/images/9/96/AMT_Model_kit_8230_Klingon_Bird_of_Prey_1995.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100818202044&path-prefix=en)

2011 AMT / Round 2 Kit Number AMT664 re-pop:

(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/memoryalpha/images/3/30/AMT_Model_kit_AMT664_Klingon_Bird_of_Prey_2011.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110125065610&path-prefix=en)

I have the first and last releases of these birds Kenny. The first issue says 1/650 on the box top. The last issue doesn't state a scale on the outer box. I haven't opened either of them.

Something led me to believe that all of these kits were 1/650 scale except that last issue....    Are you saying they are all actually 1/350 scale regardless of what's on the box? (I do know AMT lied on other kits too.)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on May 22, 2015, 06:14:22 pm
I have the first and last releases of these birds Kenny. The first issue says 1/650 on the box top. The last issue doesn't state a scale on the outer box. I haven't opened either of them.

Something led me to believe that all of these kits were 1/650 scale except that last issue....    Are you saying they are all actually 1/350 scale regardless of what's on the box? (I do know AMT lied on other kits too.)

Even during the production of the TNG-era Star Trek, the Klingon Bird of Prey had various scales.  They seemed to randomly adjust the size to however a particular episode or movie needed it to be.

AMT / ERTL had no real idea of what to assign a scale to the kit so they originally said it was 1:650.  This was later changed to 1:350.

They are all the same kit.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 22, 2015, 06:32:48 pm

Even during the production of the TNG-era Star Trek, the Klingon Bird of Prey had various scales.  They seemed to randomly adjust the size to however a particular episode or movie needed it to be.

AMT / ERTL had no real idea of what to assign a scale to the kit so they originally said it was 1:650.  This was later changed to 1:350.

They are all the same kit.

Well that's kinda nice knowing....  Thanks Kenny. It's too bad AMT/Ertl didn't report some scales accurately. Had they, all those 1/650 D's out there would become Double D's.....   :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on May 22, 2015, 07:24:37 pm
Hehe, you said Double D's!!!!!!!! 8)

Could you imagine a 1/650 D!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 22, 2015, 08:22:58 pm
Hehe, you said Double D's!!!!!!!! 8)

Could you imagine a 1/650 D!!

It would be a rather large model......   About 39" long, and 28" wide at the saucer.  :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on May 23, 2015, 02:26:55 am
Your point being Wolf? ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on May 23, 2015, 11:19:30 am
Your point being Wolf? ;)

I was thinking the same thing!!!  =)

It would house a very nice landing bay!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 23, 2015, 03:07:19 pm
Your point being Wolf? ;)

I was thinking the same thing!!!  =)

It would house a very nice landing bay!!

Kenny, you must know that she will never allow you to keep it in the house! It (and you) will end up in the garage... along with your 1/350 D.  :b

http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=149365
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Liquid Electron on May 23, 2015, 03:32:10 pm
1/350 D.

http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=149365

< uncontrollable drooling
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on May 23, 2015, 05:22:53 pm
Your point being Wolf? ;)

I was thinking the same thing!!!  =)

It would house a very nice landing bay!!

Kenny, you must know that she will never allow you to keep it in the house! It (and you) will end up in the garage... along with your 1/350 D.  :b

http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=149365

Wolf, make the "Dog House" better than the one you live in! So, when you are put in the dog house it really isn't that bad!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 24, 2015, 08:35:53 pm
Wolf, make the "Dog House" better than the one you live in! So, when you are put in the dog house it really isn't that bad!!!

Here's your kit Kenny....    :b

http://www.walmart.com/ip/39835866?action=product_interest&action_type=title&item_id=39835865&placement_id=irs-2-m1&strategy=PWVUB&visitor_id=A2sG0MVkLCZwJ8kjcsEiuc&category=&client_guid=033c3097-1377-4356-8b2f-cb95edb6e572&customer_id_enc=&config_id=2&parent_item_id=17719533&parent_anchor_item_id=17719533&guid=5002170a-14c1-40e8-ae9c-4707bec6c170&bucket_id=irsbucketdefault&beacon_version=1.0.1&findingMethod=p13n&productRedirect=true
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on May 24, 2015, 08:38:43 pm
Ok, i'll play too. Waiting in a looong line of to do!

You got a smoothie!

(http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=232.0;attach=34520;image)

There was another one on ebay today that went for 33USD+shipping. I was too broke to bid on it. Argh!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on May 25, 2015, 03:17:05 pm
Wolf, make the "Dog House" better than the one you live in! So, when you are put in the dog house it really isn't that bad!!!

Here's your kit Kenny....    :b

http://www.walmart.com/ip/39835866?action=product_interest&action_type=title&item_id=39835865&placement_id=irs-2-m1&strategy=PWVUB&visitor_id=A2sG0MVkLCZwJ8kjcsEiuc&category=&client_guid=033c3097-1377-4356-8b2f-cb95edb6e572&customer_id_enc=&config_id=2&parent_item_id=17719533&parent_anchor_item_id=17719533&guid=5002170a-14c1-40e8-ae9c-4707bec6c170&bucket_id=irsbucketdefault&beacon_version=1.0.1&findingMethod=p13n&productRedirect=true

I...am... all...teared..up!!!!
It..is...soooo...beautiful!!!!!!! :'( 8)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Guns Akimbo on May 26, 2015, 11:16:59 pm
The nice FedEx man stopped by today.  ;D As McCoy said at the end of Undiscovered Country..."My God that's a big ship!"

Thanks guys for the heads-up on the special Amazon pricing.

(http://i60.tinypic.com/2prbfw0.jpg)

(http://i58.tinypic.com/kbvxwm.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on May 27, 2015, 10:42:50 am
IMO nothing more beautiful than the TOS Big E.

Enjoy!!

Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on May 27, 2015, 01:56:18 pm
I got a new Toy and A big Thanks to Kenny(AnythingScifi) for sending it out to me,It is a 1/24 AllStar Maisto 1929 Ford Model A anyway Kenny will square up as soon as you want jusst let me know what you would like..

Clarence

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/661/BSeq9r.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/537/AMxx9w.jpg)

Here is all put together..

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/909/4BWJM0.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on May 27, 2015, 03:12:22 pm
Damn, that built up pretty nice!!!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: DarthVader on May 27, 2015, 06:29:59 pm
Damn, that built up pretty nice!!!!

Thanks to you Kenny she is a beautiful little Hot Rod..

Clarence
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on May 27, 2015, 07:20:17 pm
A couple of new acquisitions.

Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on May 28, 2015, 01:55:41 pm
A few more kits picked up over the last few weeks.

Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Sergio on May 28, 2015, 08:13:32 pm
Nice collection there, Phil :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on May 28, 2015, 08:51:41 pm
But wait, there's more!

Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on May 29, 2015, 05:33:29 am
I'm a bit concerned about your plastic fetish there Phil....   Buying SOOOOOO many kits all at once.....

Styrene Anonymous has a 12 step program you might want to check into!!!!


:b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on May 29, 2015, 01:40:33 pm
Spectrum Is Green!

Got these little darlins' in the mail over the past few days which is weird as I only ordered one (and one has been paid for! ;D). So now I have three Airfix 1/72 Angel Interceptors for the price of one, and an idea in my head to display them like my Bandai xwings (and eventually the ywing).

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/IMG_0438_zpshv80z1at.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/IMG_0438_zpshv80z1at.jpg.html)

I also got some of that perfect plastic putty which I will try out on the Moebius mk.VII Viper I am building just now for my girlfriend Eleanor (Lt. Stumpy flies again). I am just gong to have to light these three up but it will be limited to the engine glow and some cockpit lighting and for that I have some slow cycle 3mm RGB leds I have been itching to try on a kit.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: emmets_hell on May 30, 2015, 04:28:32 am
Thought I'd join in, this little fella just turned up this morning. Nicely detailed for the size.

Also got myself Trade federation tank and battle droid with STAP, they are so much larger than I was expecting.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ClarkKent on May 30, 2015, 10:37:37 pm
C3PO came today and I picked up a BSG new Gallatica at my LHS. Emmets where did you find that awesome little guy? 
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: emmets_hell on May 31, 2015, 02:55:51 am
got him from here;

http://asisfilmmodels.com/shop/star-wars/

Not bad price and shipping was quite quick to UK. It really is just two pieces but still really cool. They are limited to 200, mine was number 53 so I think there should be plenty left lol.

Was that a Bandai C3PO you got? Quite tempted by one of those.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: nkaltso on May 31, 2015, 07:41:42 am
got him from here;

http://asisfilmmodels.com/shop/star-wars/



Nice kits, but no Jar Jar Binks.  Those that would like to trash there kits will be upset.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ClarkKent on May 31, 2015, 10:19:48 am
Emmets it was a Bandai. But I just got it yesterday. No idea if it is good. However I built up 2 stormtroopers and R2 and R4. If those are any indication this will be great too. I appreciate the contact for the kit. Going to look into it.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on June 01, 2015, 08:46:37 pm
For a change, the mailman brought something today a lot more interesting than bills and junk mail. All the way from the Land of the Rising Sun, in under two weeks. Very cool.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on June 01, 2015, 08:51:36 pm
Very nice Dan. Looking forward to the builds.

Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on June 01, 2015, 09:14:15 pm
Thanks Philco. Just browsing through the sprues, I'm even more impressed by TK Iain's build on the X-Wing and how he lit it. This kit is small! And there are a lot of small bits and pieces. The TIE fighter is a lot less intimidating. I will be referencing his build a lot when I do the X-Wing, but for now it's going into the stash. I think I want to get the Y-Wing and the standard TIE fighter before doing any of them.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on June 01, 2015, 09:21:22 pm
That's all I have been doing is adding to the stash. I will be moving in about two weeks. Once I am settled will finish setting up my shop and will start with the WotW Martian war machine. Not a whole lot of pieces and looks like a pretty straight forward build. Will build a paint booth first. Also plan on ordering the light and sound board from Tenacontrols. Will be my first build in about 35 years.


Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: nkaltso on June 02, 2015, 08:33:31 pm
Fresh from Jerry at HDA is my new lighted base for my Reliant build.

My previous purchase of the Enterprise D LCARS base concept went very well.   

This time I purchased one with all the lights and switches included.  Im happy I did one less thing to do.

As for the Graphic I have been debating what to do for a while.  I settled on the battle scene.  I create a powerpoint presentation with Graphics, and Jerry did the rest.

He even added a flicking LED were the Enterprise took a lick.

I can't wait to add the Reliant to it

Thanks again Jerry

Nick

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on June 06, 2015, 02:38:58 pm
That's cool looking, Nick. I'm probably going to go with the same type of base for my Reliant, assuming I ever get to that point. ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on June 06, 2015, 02:46:44 pm
The last real big kit I acquired was the TOS 1/350 Enterprise a few months ago. I have the TOS and TMP Enterprise, but not the NX-01.
That's been corrected. Armed with a 25% coupon from a LHS, I stopped in today and walked out with the NX-01. The wallet winced a bit, but I was happy. ;D  I now have all 3 in my stash. Maybe one day I'll start one.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on June 06, 2015, 04:32:12 pm
Lol Dan.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on June 06, 2015, 05:28:11 pm
Lol Dan.

When I mentioned to the shop owner that I had the other 2 1/350 kits, but was to afraid to start them, another customer chimed in 'one piece at a time'. ;D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on June 07, 2015, 01:22:27 am
Best thing to do is to just jump in. When I first got back into the hobby in Aug of 2013, after more than 35 years, I thought that if I was going to get in I might as well get in big, so my first kit was the 1/350 NX-01. Three months later, it was finished, and I havent looked back. I am very proud of each and every one of my models that Ive built since I got back into the hobby, but perhaps I am most proud of the NX-01. For being the first I think it came out pretty decent.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on June 07, 2015, 08:28:18 am
Actually my main reason for not at least getting a start on the Refit, is that I'm still acquiring the extras that I feel are necessary to do it right. Just got the PE recently, but still need the Tenacontrols Nav board, Torpedo board, Shuttle bay decals & masks, well, you get the idea. Also, I have no idea where I'll put it once it's done. ;)  But it still scares the beeswax out of me, too.

But I know what you mean about the first kit back. I'm extremely proud of my TOS Cylon Raider, which is the first kit with lighting and weathering I've ever done to that extent.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on June 07, 2015, 02:04:33 pm
As well you should be dude...its beautiful.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: LynnInDenver on June 12, 2015, 05:45:34 pm
Hit CommiesFest today to drop off my five models of this year (we'll be back tomorrow, morning medical shenanigans limited our stay today), and hit the vendor area.

$100 for the 12 Thunderbirds models (including the two toy ones, which should be entertaining in their own right), $10 for the fiber optic DS9, $10 each for the large Yamato kits, and $5 each for the small Yamato kits.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on June 12, 2015, 05:52:34 pm
A most awesome score Lynn.

Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: LynnInDenver on June 12, 2015, 06:57:05 pm
To make for an interesting note... the "TB2 Container Dock" doesn't include Thunderbird 2, just three pods. And this appears to be the way it comes - you're expected to purchase the separate "Thunderbird 2 and 4" in the same scale to complete the diorama, which I did do here.

Also, the "motorized" kits (Tracy Island, The Mole) didn't include the actual motors (probably lost) - not a big deal, I can probably source replacements with some work.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: MikeGTC on June 13, 2015, 08:45:16 am
Nice score on those Thunderbirds kits!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on June 13, 2015, 02:11:20 pm
Good for you Lynn...  those are some fantastic deals you found.

Those TB kits are an exceptionally nice score!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on June 14, 2015, 09:44:33 am
Stopped at Hobby Lobby last evening, and picked up a 1/2500 Enterprise C for under twelve dollars. My apologies if I give credit incorrectly, but I think it was Gadgetron_3000 who posted a note about these 1/2500 kits being on sale at HL. But I cannot find that post to save my a#!. Won't be lighting this one when I build it. Might get the window decals on Federation Models site.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on June 14, 2015, 12:04:40 pm
My apologies if I give credit incorrectly, but I think it was Gadgetron_3000 who posted a note about these 1/2500 kits being on sale at HL. But I cannot find that post to save my a#!.

Yep, that was me.  I deleted the post since I wasn't sure how long the Hobby Lobby sale would last.  Here are some of the ones on sale at the store in my area:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xpRAJVrHc8k/VXjbaFANStI/AAAAAAAAHjg/HDlxinNWJEk/s720/IMG_20150610_132202.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-cscgSqGgMu8/VXjbaBZOFRI/AAAAAAAAHjo/NYAR7l7BrSM/s720/IMG_20150610_132208.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wFuqVVU_jiA/VXjbZyfnNcI/AAAAAAAAHjc/5Jj6PdOB7Yc/s720/IMG_20150610_132225.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IsQW6zzdLzc/VXjbbQ1MS7I/AAAAAAAAHjs/8H4PpD68kJg/s720/IMG_20150610_132232.jpg)

:)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on June 14, 2015, 03:25:39 pm
Yep, the Knight Rider kit was there, but I don't remember seeing the Christine one. They didn't have an Enterprise D, but I didn't have a 'C' in either scale, so I picked it up. In a non-sci/si genre, they had a 3 Stooges 1940 delivery sedan from one of their shorts that would be kind of cool.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: AnythingSciFi on June 14, 2015, 06:10:03 pm
Will be heading to mine tomorrow(Monday). I need a circle template so I am gonna scope out a
Knight Rider(for a Junkyard Dog project) and a Christine(Just because) and see what else they have!!

You can NEVER have too many models!!

God I Love The Smell Of Styrene In The Morning!!!!!!!!!!   =)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on June 14, 2015, 09:54:11 pm
That Christine model is beautiful...   and it's an easy build too......

You just lay all the parts out on the bench and then command "show me".

:b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on June 14, 2015, 10:00:19 pm
That Christine model is beautiful...   and it's an easy build too......

You just lay all the parts out on the bench and then command "show me".

:b

And then you run!!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on June 17, 2015, 12:54:21 pm
I got me a "smoothie"! ;D

This blast from the past was waiting for me when I got home from work today and I am fair chuffed that I bagged it for 31GBP.

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/AMT%20Enterprise/IMG_0461_zpsnljkm6dw.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/AMT%20Enterprise/IMG_0461_zpsnljkm6dw.jpg.html)

I have been after a refit Enterprise ever since I joined these forums but the big 1/350 is way out of my comfort zone and so when I saw this up for grab on Ebay last week I just had to go for it. I used to have this one years ago hanging from my bedroom ceiling.

Considering the age of the kit it is immaculate condition with only the box being a bit battered.

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/AMT%20Enterprise/IMG_0457_zpscyy8avem.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/AMT%20Enterprise/IMG_0457_zpscyy8avem.jpg.html)
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/AMT%20Enterprise/IMG_0458_zps4hqrkory.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/AMT%20Enterprise/IMG_0458_zps4hqrkory.jpg.html)
(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/AMT%20Enterprise/IMG_0460_zpsu0psrsor.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/AMT%20Enterprise/IMG_0460_zpsu0psrsor.jpg.html)

The original lights and decals are long gone which was to be expected but the original "rainbow" stickers are intact and in excellent condition (won't be using them but they are present).

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/AMT%20Enterprise/IMG_0459_zpsr5es299c.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/AMT%20Enterprise/IMG_0459_zpsr5es299c.jpg.html)

I have had a good look at the kit and all parts are present and correct with the exception of two of the window groupings for the main saucer.

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/AMT%20Enterprise/IMG_0462_zpsrq0zyxru.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/AMT%20Enterprise/IMG_0462_zpsrq0zyxru.jpg.html)

So! If anyone knows where I can get replacement windows I would be most grateful alongwith any info as to where I can get the main decals. Despite looking all over the box and in the instructions I can find no indication as to what scale this kit is but I am assuming it is around 1/357 or thereabouts. After doing some research I discovered that this is the European version of the first release of this kit.

I still can't believe I got a smoothie so cheaply.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Jimmypop57 on June 17, 2015, 02:05:43 pm
See if Don has the accurate parts pack still up on his site. They have all the bits you need. Love seeing that kit with smooth hull... /drool (I have 1 myself in storage). If you do order parts from Dons Light and Magic, expect at least a 6-8 week return if you are over seas, and he might not have them if he is cutting back on his business, but those are some of the most sought after bits I think.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on June 17, 2015, 02:11:16 pm
Cheers Jimmy.

I have dropped Don an email to see what's avaiable. I quite fancy getting his 1/537 upgrade kit if it's still available as I only need two window sets and could make very good use of all the rest of the parts in the kit. Also looking at his impulse deck.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on June 17, 2015, 04:53:37 pm
I have dropped Don an email to see what's avaiable. I quite fancy getting his 1/537 upgrade kit if it's still available as I only need two window sets and could make very good use of all the rest of the parts in the kit. Also looking at his impulse deck.

Don't forget that you can request some customization from Don regarding some of the still-available parts that he casts.

I bought his DLM-06 TMP Enterprise-A Resin Detail Parts package, but I wanted the the Main Deflector Dish and Impulse Crystal pieces in clear instead of in clear-blue.  Don was able to accommodate my request for a small fee.  I wrote up a post about this back in May:

http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=5082.msg67628#msg67628 (http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=5082.msg67628#msg67628)

I just got a PayPal email yesterday saying that my order with Don shipped.  I'll put up some pictures when I get it all in.

Don also wrote up a very detailed build log of his fourth and final model built of the Motion Picture era Enterprises.  It's a 12-part series available for viewing at CultTVman.com:

http://culttvman.com/main/building-the-amt-refit-enterprise-by-don-matthys-part-1/ (http://culttvman.com/main/building-the-amt-refit-enterprise-by-don-matthys-part-1/)

http://culttvman.com/main/building-the-amt-refit-enterprise-by-don-matthys-part-2/ (http://culttvman.com/main/building-the-amt-refit-enterprise-by-don-matthys-part-2/)

http://culttvman.com/main/building-the-amt-refit-enterprise-by-don-matthys-part-3/ (http://culttvman.com/main/building-the-amt-refit-enterprise-by-don-matthys-part-3/)

http://culttvman.com/main/building-the-amt-refit-enterprise-by-don-matthys-part-4/ (http://culttvman.com/main/building-the-amt-refit-enterprise-by-don-matthys-part-4/)

http://culttvman.com/main/building-the-amt-refit-enterprise-by-don-matthys-part-5/ (http://culttvman.com/main/building-the-amt-refit-enterprise-by-don-matthys-part-5/)

http://culttvman.com/main/building-the-amt-refit-enterprise-by-don-matthys-part-6/ (http://culttvman.com/main/building-the-amt-refit-enterprise-by-don-matthys-part-6/)

http://culttvman.com/main/building-the-amt-refit-enterprise-by-don-matthys-part-7/ (http://culttvman.com/main/building-the-amt-refit-enterprise-by-don-matthys-part-7/)

http://culttvman.com/main/building-the-amt-refit-enterprise-by-don-matthys-part-8/ (http://culttvman.com/main/building-the-amt-refit-enterprise-by-don-matthys-part-8/)

http://culttvman.com/main/building-the-amt-refit-enterprise-by-don-matthys-part-9/ (http://culttvman.com/main/building-the-amt-refit-enterprise-by-don-matthys-part-9/)

http://culttvman.com/main/building-the-amt-refit-enterprise-by-don-matthys-part-10/ (http://culttvman.com/main/building-the-amt-refit-enterprise-by-don-matthys-part-10/)

http://culttvman.com/main/building-the-amt-refit-enterprise-by-don-matthys-part-11/ (http://culttvman.com/main/building-the-amt-refit-enterprise-by-don-matthys-part-11/)

http://culttvman.com/main/building-the-amt-refit-enterprise-by-don-matthys-part-12/ (http://culttvman.com/main/building-the-amt-refit-enterprise-by-don-matthys-part-12/)

:)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on June 18, 2015, 02:31:51 am
Looking forward to the pics Gadgetron!

TBH I won't be going mental with this one when I come to build it such as the deflector going from amber to blue etc, etc as I will be happy with it in warp mode with all the blinkies and so forth. Would mean the impulse engines should'nt be lit but I might do that just for myself but I am just waiting to hear back from Don with regards to what parts are still available from his business.

Unfortunately the only aztec decals I can find are from "Acreation" but I may just bite the bullet on that one soon.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on June 18, 2015, 03:41:30 am
Unfortunately the only aztec decals I can find are from "Acreation" but I may just bite the bullet on that one soon.

If you want to try printing your own decals, you can always go to the Starship Modeler site to download the free sets made by Carlos "Arthur Pendragon" Zangrando (www.starshipmodeler.com/tech/cz_mask.htm (http://www.starshipmodeler.com/tech/cz_mask.htm)):

USS Enterprise A Aztec Decals (ERTL kit) - www.starshipmodeler.com/tech/ERTLUSSEnterpriseRefitaztecdecals.zip (http://www.starshipmodeler.com/tech/ERTLUSSEnterpriseRefitaztecdecals.zip)

USS Enterprise-A Detail Decals for ERTL kit - www.starshipmodeler.com/tech/cz_ea_USSEnterpriseADetaildecalsheet.jpg (http://www.starshipmodeler.com/tech/cz_ea_USSEnterpriseADetaildecalsheet.jpg)

He also built up a very nice version of the kit and documented it here:

www.starshipmodeler.com/trek/cz_ertl_refit.htm (http://www.starshipmodeler.com/trek/cz_ertl_refit.htm)

:)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on June 18, 2015, 04:23:14 am
PM sent Gadgetron! ;D

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on June 18, 2015, 10:48:19 pm
100 pages on this thread! Bet fumblethumbs never thought this would be such a popular page when he started it.

Picked up an original release (1979) of the AMT/Ertl Star Trek TMP K'Tinga battlecruiser on ebay for $16 and change tonight. The box has a small crumple on the two corners, but looks pristine otherwise. I was the only bidder, but there are a lot of these kits out there right now it seems. Will post a couple of pics when it comes in next week.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on June 19, 2015, 10:04:37 am
Hi, Everyone.

I received the DLM-06 TMP Enterprise-A Resin Detail Parts package from Don's Light and Magic (www.dlmparts.com/amtrefitreliantparts1537scale.html (http://www.dlmparts.com/amtrefitreliantparts1537scale.html)).  For my order, I asked that the Navigational Deflector Dish and Impulse Deflection Crystal parts be water-clear instead of the clear-blue color that Don normally casts them in.  He was able to accommodate my request.

Check out this forum post link for the pictures:

http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=5082.msg68671#msg68671 (http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=5082.msg68671#msg68671)

:)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on June 22, 2015, 07:11:55 pm
100 pages on this thread! Bet fumblethumbs never thought this would be such a popular page when he started it.

Picked up an original release (1979) of the AMT/Ertl Star Trek TMP K'Tinga battlecruiser on ebay for $16 and change tonight. The box has a small crumple on the two corners, but looks pristine otherwise. I was the only bidder, but there are a lot of these kits out there right now it seems. Will post a couple of pics when it comes in next week.

Here are the pics as promised. It was packed with bubble wrap and air pillows, so no additional box damage. The contents are intact and still inside the sealed bag. There are some loose parts rattling around inside the bag, but hardly unexpected for a 36 year old kit.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on June 27, 2015, 03:37:30 pm
Here are the pics as promised. It was packed with bubble wrap and air pillows, so no additional box damage. The contents are intact and still inside the sealed bag. There are some loose parts rattling around inside the bag, but hardly unexpected for a 36 year old kit.

Your box looks better than mine Dan.....    All I got with the K'Tinga I paid $1.50 for was a cardboard box. It did include a sealed bag'o'parts and an instruction sheet though.  :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on June 27, 2015, 03:42:28 pm
And now for something completely different, I had to add these bad boys to my stash.....   Got the 1/125 Type VII, and the 1/72 Type IX C. (Not exactly Sci-Fi, but plenty of fiction to be sure).
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on June 27, 2015, 05:50:58 pm
From a bubblehead Wolf, nice find.

Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on June 28, 2015, 10:25:31 am
From a bubblehead Wolf, nice find.

Phil

Not having any naval service, I had to look that term up Phil...    How much tonnage did you sink?

I did do some machining on the first SeaWolf valves and shafting though...  and the 1/3 scale model too.  :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: philco36 on June 28, 2015, 10:43:52 am
I am a plank owner of the USS Dallas, SSN 700. Didn't sink any tonnage, unless you count the tonnage of the Dallas, but we had the ability to come back up. 😎

Phil
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on July 07, 2015, 10:05:32 am
Picked up the TOS Viper off Amazon last week. It arrived in the mail today. I couldn't have the TOS Raider sitting there on it's stand and not at least have the Viper in the 'stash'. ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on July 11, 2015, 04:42:52 pm
Hi, Everyone!

I decided to bite the bullet and finally go for a kit I've always wanted since I was a kid...the 1979 Monogram 1:48 Buck Rogers Starfighter (kit number 6030).

When I was young, I remember going to the toy store looking for this, but was only able to find the Draconian Marauder model.  So I ended up getting that one, and never got around to securing the Starfighter...until now.  I still have my Marauder kit, all sloppily built-up, and one day I plan on refurbishing it.

eBay prices for the Starfighter usually end up from $80.00 U.S.D. and up, and what I paid for was in the same range.  It's still in great condition, so I'm glad I finally have one to call my own.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-17PhW8JIMLw/VaGDiMrAfMI/AAAAAAAAIUE/RnEwCPQmKts/s640-Ic42/IMG_20150711_134248.jpg)

I also picked up the 2009 re-pop of the MPC / Round 2 1:25 Dukes of Hazzard 1969 Dodge Charger General Lee (kit number MPC706) from Hobby Lobby for less than $13.00 U.S.D..  For this re-release, Round 2 fixed the previously-incorrect rear window.  Unfortunately, not much else was fixed up, so things like the front-end, wheels, roll cage, and more remain the same which continue to keep the kit from being accurate.

For now, however, this kit will be a collectable as it is disappearing from retail shelves rather quickly now that Warner Bros. has pulled The Dukes of Hazzard license from Round 2.  Good thing I got one when I did because when I went back to that same local Hobby Lobby this week, all their MPC / Round 2 1:25 and 1:16 General Lee kits were gone.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-y51H2SuLAz8/VaGDh1xCmKI/AAAAAAAAIUA/bHs44epGDLo/s800-Ic42/IMG_20150711_134649.jpg)

To one day start on an accurate General Lee, I also picked up the Revell 1:25 1969 Dodge Charger R/T (kit number 85-2546) model off eBay at a great price (free shipping!).  Now all I need are accurate wheels from an AMT / ERTL 1:25 Eckler Corvette or AMT Farrah's Foxy Vette (they are both the same kit) and I'm set!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-F3W_TQnR8F4/VaGDie8LF0I/AAAAAAAAIUI/Tl8nY22D3RU/s576-Ic42/IMG_20150711_134534.jpg)

:)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: trekker9211 on July 11, 2015, 08:57:21 pm
I had forgotten about the Starfighter kit, nice grab!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: trekker9211 on July 13, 2015, 05:57:08 pm
I've been saving my pennies! I've never had/used an airbrush and have never lit a model, time to up the ante. The Starship lighting kit was procured in a trade, otherwise I never would/could have afforded it. I have started to gather other lighting sources, LED's, magnet wire, etc. The three airbrushes are a beginner set, but the price with the compressor couldn't be beat! I'll get a better airbrush after I've mastered the basics and feel comfortable enough. Paint booth was an eBay purchase, $70 plus free shipping. I live in AZ. and its difficult enough to rattle can something outside during the summer heat. I've ruined clear finishes because it's simply too hot. If I'm ever going to finish something in the summer, I need to be able to paint indoors. Full impulse power
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on July 13, 2015, 07:19:39 pm
Nice start on the equipment, trekker! That AB set is similar to the one I started with, though instead of the G25 I got a siphon feed type, which I flattened the end of the needle and it doesn't spray right now. I still use the G22 from time to time though. Never did get a handle on using the E91 correctly though. I got my set from TCP Global through Amazon.com.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: trekker9211 on July 13, 2015, 07:33:42 pm
Thanks Dan! I don't know if I'll ever use the E91, they all came with the compressor. Now I have to spend more pennies getting some of the colors (acrylics) to paint indoors. I have a feeling that once I get use to the airbrush, I'll wonder why I didn't do it sooner. It's been my Achilles heel for a while. I can do all the 'body work' and 'scratchin' on a kit on par with most, but you can only go so far painting with a rattle can. TCP Global is where this came from too! What airbrush did you invest in after the G22?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on July 13, 2015, 07:48:53 pm
Trekker,
I got a Badger Patriot 105 when Amazon had them on sale a while back. I've also been eyeing an Iwata Eclipse, too, but the budget is is sparse right now. Just an FYI, keep an eye on that pressure gauge on the compressor. It appears to be the same model as mine, and I'm not sure the gauge on mine reads right anymore. Not sure how to verify it though.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: trekker9211 on July 13, 2015, 07:59:54 pm
Thanks for that info Dan!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ClarkKent on July 14, 2015, 11:16:31 am
I know it is corny but if you love something own it and love it without shame. Therefore I am sharing the newest acquisition to the stash. It is a WWF Undertaker kit. It is a snap kit and prepainted but I love the character. I opened the box and nothing is on sprues. All precut and painted so no cut marks. Will take me 5 minutes to build but the Undertaker watching over my kits will put fear into those who dare to touch. Bong. Bong. Bong.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Guns Akimbo on July 16, 2015, 11:01:09 pm
These fresh off the boat from Japan. Thanks Amazon!

(http://i61.tinypic.com/rwj9nd.jpg)

(http://i61.tinypic.com/1zx08pv.jpg)

Bonus kit included with the Yamato...

(http://i59.tinypic.com/4rs21k.jpg)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: nkaltso on July 17, 2015, 05:30:58 am
What is that bonus kit.  The Gillette Mach 3 starship

Nick
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: LynnInDenver on July 26, 2015, 05:37:05 pm
Just got this one in yesterday from CultTVMan. Not sure yet if I'll build it as R2-D2/R5-D4, or if I'll go another route.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: trekker9211 on July 26, 2015, 09:04:38 pm
Very cool Lynn! Are you going to add any lights?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: LynnInDenver on July 26, 2015, 10:44:58 pm
Very cool Lynn! Are you going to add any lights?

Likely not. No real place to route the lights without extensive modification, and probably removing things like the third leg. The body is seriously full of partition walls and bulkheads.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: RaveN on July 28, 2015, 07:18:50 pm
What is that bonus kit.  The Gillette Mach 3 starship

Nick

LOL
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Guns Akimbo on July 30, 2015, 02:22:36 pm
What is that bonus kit.  The Gillette Mach 3 starship

Nick

Bwahahaha!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Squircifer on July 30, 2015, 03:11:51 pm
(http://www.squirrelsisland.com/pics/tie/cygnuss.jpg) it is now in my possession... should I break the seal?????
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: trekker9211 on August 09, 2015, 05:47:17 pm
YES, but only with a ceremonial beer or drink to enjoy as this one is special in price and rarity. Besides, we want to see what you see when you open it up.
Take some pics of the parts after you wipe the drool off the sprue bags. LOL 8)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: trekker9211 on August 09, 2015, 06:47:47 pm
I'm been keeping the mailman busy this week! I've always wanted THIS Batwing version and if your into older cars the Moebuis Crysler is awesome and super detailed compared to most 25th scale auto kits. If it fits as good as it looks in the box then i'll be a happy man! 8)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: RADIATION_STORM on August 11, 2015, 02:12:35 pm
just  purchased these  and  just waiting for some supplies to arrive [from Dons] for one
i bought 4 of these 8-16 rmp motors  for my  B5 models
so here  we go to add to my stash.
Shop is almost ready

My Raider arrived today and it's the one with rubber bands  to fire the  laser torpedoes, factory wrapper was so brittle  must have been in someones  closet for a long time. Still not too bad  for 10$
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on August 13, 2015, 06:36:52 am
just  purchased these  and  just waiting for some supplies to arrive [from Dons] for one
i bought 4 of these 8-16 rmp motors  for my  B5 models
so here  we go to add to my stash.
Shop is almost ready

Hey Storm....   what are you planning to do with the worm gear box?

Can it run in reverse, or can you set number of revolutions (or time) in either direction somehow? (like a servo motor).

Wolf
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: RADIATION_STORM on August 13, 2015, 04:11:38 pm
I'm  not  sure about reverse  unless i can just  reverse polarity   
two  of the motors are for  My  Babylon 5 Station  and the Agamemnon  the speeds are between 8 to 16  RPM  so the rotating sections  won't be trying  to fly off the models  two are in reserve . The the 4 little guys and console are for my Rio Grande  cost me 8$  he has a few left  http://www.ebay.com/itm/star-trek-runabout-1-72-scale-bridge-and-crew-for-model-kit-/131573687003?
  Picked up the  Raider for 10$
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on August 13, 2015, 07:34:17 pm
You got the Raider for $10??? I think I'm going to be sick :P
Seriously though, it's a great kit. Just a heads up though on the lower half where the engine exhausts are, there are sink marks that you'll have to deal with by putty. Can't think of anyone who's built it here on the forum who hasn't dealt with them, myself included.
Enjoy!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: RADIATION_STORM on August 14, 2015, 07:42:44 am
thanks for the insight   i'll know what to look  for when i start it .
This is the 1978  model #6026  supposedly 1/64TH  scale  i'll be hard pressed to  find a  Viper in that scale
 I changed the picture of the Raider  the new one is posted  as it is on Ebay
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on August 14, 2015, 06:04:39 pm
Ah, different kit then. The Moebius is a 1/32 scale. You probably won't have to deal with the sink marks, as that was on the Moebius kit and they completely re-tooled it, so the molds were new.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: trekker9211 on August 16, 2015, 09:27:04 am
Something completely different for me! 8)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on August 16, 2015, 01:02:00 pm
Something completely different for me! 8)

Where's the rest of the kit?    :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on August 16, 2015, 02:02:31 pm
Picked up some cheapo kits off eBay over the past few weeks...

The Ranger kit looks really cool.

And of course, everyone needs a Red Baron Tri-plane.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on August 16, 2015, 02:03:44 pm
Added a few missing Star Wars kits to the stash. (still need an AT-AT)
Also ordered the Bandai Y-Wing, but that will take a while to get here from Japan.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: MikeGTC on August 16, 2015, 02:57:53 pm
That ranger model looks cool!
How big is the model?

Mike
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on August 16, 2015, 03:46:45 pm
That ranger model looks cool!
How big is the model?

Mike
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on August 16, 2015, 04:05:25 pm
Something completely different for me! 8)

Where's the rest of the kit?    :b

Was thinking the same thing. You would almost need a place to park it, not just 'display' it ;)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: trekker9211 on August 16, 2015, 11:41:43 pm
Wolf, the rest of the kit is in the back yard....the WHOLE back yard! LOL 8)
I'll be staring on this after my Trade Tank and corsair are finished
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ClarkKent on September 08, 2015, 09:17:28 am
I picked up three of the four "models" revell did for the new star wars movie. I call them "models" because after five minutes you will be done. Nothing to challenge you at all. I will wait for the newer more "model-like" kits coming in October. If nothing else, these offer you a look at something new and these make me drool for the new movie.
These are very toy-like. I hope that the newer ones will be more to what we as modellers are expecting.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on September 10, 2015, 01:21:59 am
Hi, Everyone.

I was able to pick this up for about $9.00 U.S.D...a 1982 MPC 1:25 Knight Rider season one KITT.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Wt9imFirv80/VfEaexfzeuI/AAAAAAAAJwE/IoQ7Ihouwso/s512-Ic42/IMG_20150909_160105.jpg) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Sg4h_pj1VeM/VfEae7ilBlI/AAAAAAAAJwU/0iSY-L8nn-I/s720-Ic42/IMG_20150909_155959.jpg)

This is the MPC pre-ERTL original release, so it is considered the more accurate version:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OaWiF_Hg9I4/VfEaeya5fgI/AAAAAAAAJv4/j9J9nddJiCk/s720-Ic42/IMG_20150909_160422.jpg) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Fhz4_QndCo0/VfEaf8WDlMI/AAAAAAAAJwY/1KK5L4RyHBM/s720-Ic42/IMG_20150909_160448.jpg)

As some may know, after ERTL took over MPC and re-released the Knight Rider kit, they made some changes to the tooling including using the incorrect 1989 20th Anniversary Turbo Trans Am car body.  This is why the re-pop kits have the "TURBO" and Indianapolis 500 Wing & Wheel emblems on them, why the vents behind the front fenders are missing, and why the provided alternate hood has vents on it.

1982:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2tpNw8cfDy8/VfEaf11tiqI/AAAAAAAAJwQ/lv3Vu9jVA4o/s1023-Ic42/Pontiac%252520Firebird%252520Trans%252520Am%252520-%2525201982%252520-%252520Recaro%252520Edition.jpg)

1989:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xddw0PEv4XE/VfEagEyKsKI/AAAAAAAAJwM/0cqUwwCCpbQ/s800-Ic42/Pontiac%252520Firebird%252520Trans%252520Am%252520-%2525201989%252520-%25252020th%252520Anniversary%252520Turbo%252520Trans%252520Am.jpg)

In case anyone is looking for one of these, make sure you find the MPC version (kit number 1-0675) which has a "Golden Opportunity" offer on the box.  Any other MPC version (including the Round 2 re-pop) is not as accurate as this one.

For me when I someday build this kit, I will probably keep the engine bay empty so I can use that space for electronics.  KITT's engine was purposely never fully shown during the TV series, and I believe it was supposed to be powered by some kind of turbine engine anyway, so it would be no big loss to keep the hood down all the time to hide small electronics.

The kit may still not be as accurate as the 2008 / 20012 Aoshima 1:24 Knight Rider season one models (kit numbers 041277 and 04524), but this original MPC version is more faithful to season one KITT than any of the ERTL / Round 2 re-pops.

Fun, fun.  :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: nkaltso on September 10, 2015, 05:19:52 am
Nice catch

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ClarkKent on September 11, 2015, 08:55:58 pm
I just received my Bandai Sandtrooper and another C3-PO as my wife knocked the other off the ledge and destroyed him.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on September 12, 2015, 10:13:42 pm
Hopped into my long range shuttle the other day to go explore more of the galaxy, and ended up on this little planet called Lilliput...

The ppl there are kinda tiny.

They asked "should we take you to our leader?"

I said "no, take me to a hobby shop"

So I bought these 3 little itsy bitsy model kits.

Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: spacepirate197x on September 14, 2015, 04:24:30 pm
Nice score Wolf.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: madmonk on September 18, 2015, 07:19:02 am
These were delivered yesterday from JPG Productions.

(http://i993.photobucket.com/albums/af51/warren_monks/IMG_0555_zpssbbnf0fj.jpg) (http://s993.photobucket.com/user/warren_monks/media/IMG_0555_zpssbbnf0fj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: trekker9211 on September 19, 2015, 03:15:19 pm
Picked this up for 22$ including shipping. I've always thought this was a cool ship, but always put off buying it because of the Lindberg label (no ripping on Lindberg here, they just didn't do much Sci fi). Only about 10 parts plus 4 parts for the stand! If the fit is as good as the detail, this ought to be a sexy ship when I finish.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on September 19, 2015, 07:49:50 pm
These were delivered yesterday from JPG Productions.

I like that bug ship Warren.....   I'm gonna have to check out JPG.

Wolf
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on September 19, 2015, 07:52:43 pm
Picked this up for 22$ including shipping. I've always thought this was a cool ship, but always put off buying it because of the Lindberg label (no ripping on Lindberg here, they just didn't do much Sci fi). Only about 10 parts! If the fit is as good as the detail, this ought to be a sexy ship when I finish.

I've passed on this kit a few times too Phil...   eventually someone will give me one.  :b

ClassicPlastic101 (Chris) did a fantastic paint job on his build quite a while back...   you should check it out.

Wolf
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: trekker9211 on September 19, 2015, 08:37:56 pm
Thanks for that Wolf! A proper paint job will make this kit shine with all the texture detail. I'll check it out! 8)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on September 20, 2015, 12:31:29 pm
This lot should see me through the winter months.

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/IMG_0711_zpscfo8ga8g.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/IMG_0711_zpscfo8ga8g.jpg.html)

Looking forward to tackling the y-wing so she can take her place between my two x-wings at last but I think I will build the batwing first. I also have the Aztec decals for the 1/1000 NX-01 refit as well.

Also on the way from across the big pond I have a WOTW war machine (Tom Cruise version) and I have also managed to bag myself a Revell mk.I Starfury. Going to be kept busy on those long, cold winter nights.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: trekker9211 on September 20, 2015, 05:03:17 pm
Nice catch Iain. I picked up this Batwing last month. The scale is listed as 1/32nd, but a 1/48th seated figure fits perfect in the cockpit and a 1/32nd figure isn't even close. The aligning pins are microscopic and few, but manageable. I'm curious to see if your lighting it and how?
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on September 20, 2015, 10:08:56 pm
Nice haul Iain! I was wondering if you had picked up the Y-Wing before all the poo hit the fan, so to speak with the Bandai kits. Glad to see you got one. I have one in transit, perhaps this week sometime it will arrive.

@trekker9211, it doesn't surprise me about the scale being off on a Revell kit. The old Battle of Midway diorama kit I'm working on has figures that are 3 different sizes for what's supposed to be 1/72 scale.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on September 21, 2015, 01:42:51 am
This lot should see me through the winter months.

Very nice additions to the stash Iain....   but aren't you heading into summer down under?  :b

I picked up that Ranger kit a short while back....   looks like a cool ride!

Recently however, I snagged a (sci-fi?) kit that's a little bit more down to earth.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on September 21, 2015, 11:41:56 am
Thanks guys!

This was waiting for me when I got home from work. I have been after one of these for ages.

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/IMG_0712_zpsiajkcukd.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/IMG_0712_zpsiajkcukd.jpg.html)

"Trekker" I will be lighting the batwing once I suss out how to get the chrome off (I know there is a thread on these forums discussing that
very thing but I haven't had a chance to look yet.)

"ImWolf" I'm in the UK so we are gearing up for the winter.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on September 21, 2015, 07:08:07 pm
This package was waiting for me when I got home this evening. Inside the box was the Ban Dai T.I.E. Fighter I ordered off of eBay from a Japanese seller. It cost about what it would have from HLJ, 22USD & change including shipping. I couldn't get it when I ordered my X-Wing a few months back from HLJ 'cause they were out-of-stock then. I ordered this back on 9/6 about the time the Ban Dai ban was announced. Just waiting on a Y-Wing from HLJ and I'll be set.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: trekker9211 on September 22, 2015, 01:56:37 pm
Nice! The box looks big for 1/72nd scale.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on September 22, 2015, 03:16:22 pm
It does look kind of big in the picture, doesn't it? The box is 11.5" x 7.5". The solar panels are 3.75" X 4.75" and take up one whole sprue, but the rest of the parts are small.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: trekker9211 on September 23, 2015, 12:35:54 am
Just arrived today. The last pic has the MPC (grey) body for comparison.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: pakratt840 on September 23, 2015, 06:05:09 pm
Looks like everyone is getting their last minute BanDai kits now. This was waiting for me when I got home from work today. For me I'm done now with my 'must haves' on these, both T.I.E. Fighters, and the X & Y-Wings. Anything else I manage to pick up from here on out will be when I see a good deal on one of the others I don't have.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: MikeGTC on September 26, 2015, 01:10:50 pm
Just recieved a Revell Voyager and AMT Reliant.
Got these 2 kits including shipping for 50$
Stores are asking 45$ for the Reliant alone...
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on September 26, 2015, 01:30:18 pm
Just recieved a Revell Voyager and AMT Reliant.
Got these 2 kits including shipping for 50$
Stores are asking 45$ for the Reliant alone...

That's a decent hit.....   Where are the pictures?

:b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on October 01, 2015, 11:26:12 am
Some new additions to "My Stash".

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/IMG_0728_zps2ezj7lzr.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/IMG_0728_zps2ezj7lzr.jpg.html)

I have already ordered the various upgrade parts from DLM but can't wait to take on the StarFury.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: InsaneFinn on October 01, 2015, 11:30:38 am
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5794/21839377586_6ef459d7c1_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zgSw5S) (https://flic.kr/p/zgSw5S)

Here's my haul from HLJ, which Fedex delivered today. I wasn't intend to buy these just yet, since the current Euro conversion rate is pretty poor what it was some time ago. But since Bandai Star Wars kits can't be delivered outside Japan anymore, I had to buy this was the last chance to get these. As an extra I grabbed the Aoshima season three KITT. I do have Season four KITT on my shelf with front scanner from time, when I was starting my model building again. So the paint job quality on that kit isn't that good, so I wanted to make this one a lot better. The kit itself is quite easy to build, but now with improved build and paint skills I'm hoping to make this one really shine and I do mean shine... like mirror. :D
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: trekker9211 on October 01, 2015, 05:50:11 pm
Nice pick up Iain and Merry Christmas InsaneFinn. Nice haul!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Kila2000 on October 02, 2015, 06:02:25 pm
Ok, so with the whole Bandai - Disney thing going down I managed to talk the missus into letting me get some kits I was wanting for ages. A bit of backstory, other than an old MPC Star Destroyer back in the day and more recently a Finemolds Falcon, just cos, you know, its the Falcon, and its Finemolds, I haven't really had any Star Wars kits.
When Bandai started releasing their line I knew they would be good as I had already build a few of their Gundam so knew the quality of their kits. Jump forward to now, I was lucky enough to get a Boba Fett and Slave I before the 20-09-15 cut off. Bought and paid for 4 days ago and this morning:
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: nkaltso on October 03, 2015, 09:27:41 pm
Adding to the Star wars theme.  My first batch of kits came in today from japan. 

I purchased them through Amazon.  It took about 3 weeks to show up.

Nick
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ClarkKent on October 07, 2015, 07:14:29 pm
My HLJ Boba Fett and Slave I came today. Hopefully we will have the original saga kits still be available. If not, I will be shopping around.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Little Fox Studio on October 07, 2015, 08:05:47 pm
I just ordered the Round 2 1:1400 clear Enterprise D from a little shop in Woodstock ON for $60. Considering I can't find this stupid thing ANYWHERE online, I'm pretty happy. Shipping it to my place. Hopefully there's no confusion since it was over the phone. We'll see.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on October 07, 2015, 08:19:30 pm
Wow! Thats a great price for that kit! Do they have any left? I'd love to get my hands on another one.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on October 14, 2015, 02:04:20 pm
Well!

It had to happen sooner or later. I got me a refit!

(http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o121/TK6598/IMG_0782_zpsyqbyddxh.jpg) (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/TK6598/media/IMG_0782_zpsyqbyddxh.jpg.html)

Have'nt a Scooby as to where she will eventually go and debating whether to go decals or paint for the Aztecs. Probably go decals as the good irredescent paint cannot be sourced in the UK and the masks maybe problematic at this time.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: MattA on October 14, 2015, 08:48:27 pm
Nice, Iain!  Now build that puppy!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: nkaltso on October 14, 2015, 08:54:14 pm
Great move Iain,  they look great on the shelf.  I look at mine every day

Nick
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on October 15, 2015, 07:44:17 am
Oh WOW....   this is so cool...... Nobody ever builds refits round here......   (snicker)

I think this is gonna be the Iain version we've been waiting for......    :b
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on October 15, 2015, 10:55:32 am
Oh WOW....   this is so cool...... Nobody ever builds refits round here......   (snicker)I think this is gonna be the Iain version we've been waiting for......    :b

You what!

Aw crappola - I wanted to build a kit that hadn't been done before!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Gadgetron_3000 on October 16, 2015, 05:28:35 pm
Hi, Everyone!

Just got this in...

The 1999 AMT / ERTL 1:1400 U.S.S. Yamaguchi Pro Shop clear edition (kit number 30038):

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HtSiM00Bn-A/ViF3mjLxR8I/AAAAAAAALD0/LETY4xkVnqY/s720-Ic42/IMG_20151016_151434.jpg)

This version differed a bit from the 1999 AMT / ERTL original regular 1:1400 Enterprise-C kit (kit number 8001) by offering the following at the time:


NOTE: When Round 2 re-released the kit in 2011 (kit number AMT721), they included all three of the above optional parts as well as expanding the decal sheet to include Yamaguchi markings.

This particular kit is missing its original decal sheet, but that's not a big deal.  It also includes a perfectly-rolled copy of the cutaway Enterprise-A poster that AMT / ERTL commissioned for Star Trek's 30th anniversary.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-d1vgESeMp5Q/ViF3o5Zi2II/AAAAAAAALD8/A4ZvGiWOVls/s912-Ic42/AMT-ERTL%2525201995%25252030th%252520Anniversary%252520Cutaway%252520Poster%252520USS%252520Enterprise-A.jpg)

That is a nice little frame-able bonus!  :)

The kit was originally a limited release so by now it tends to command a premium.  On eBay, it sells anywhere from $75.00 to $250.00 U.S.D..  Of all the Enterprise starship designs, I like the Ambassador class the least.  However, given the unique lighting-friendlier nature of the kit and the opportunity I had to get it (for $40.00), I decided to go for it.

Fun, fun!  :)
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: Armandodlc on October 16, 2015, 05:33:48 pm
Its a shame we dont see any more of these clear kits. They really do make lighting easier. I guess the clear styrene has problems. Great haul Gadget!
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: MikeGTC on October 17, 2015, 02:37:40 am
TK Ian,

Mayby you can use this?

http://www.specialistpaints.com/products/airbrush-pearl

Mike
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: TK Iain on October 17, 2015, 05:02:31 am
Thanks Mike!

They look very promising and thanks for the link.
Title: I've been wanting this fora while now
Post by: trekker9211 on October 17, 2015, 02:22:06 pm
This will be my next start after the lights get here! This is one of those kits that I always wanted, but kept putting off for other kits. I'm going to light it and try my hand at the feathered paint scheme.
Title: Re: New Acquisitions
Post by: ImWolf on October 17, 2015, 04:25:04 pm
I've passed on that Yamaguchi a few times now because of the asking price Kenny...   good hit for you! I'd like to watch your posts on the build....  :b

Looking forward to your Warbird build also Phil....    I think there's only about 37,000 holes to drill out.... :b
Title: Re: I've been wanting this fora while now
Post by: nkaltso on October 17, 2015, 04:41:13 pm
This will be my next start after the lights get here! This is one of thos