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by c44
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: FOV rouses itself from slumber...!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 5882

Face it, Facebook sux...!

FOV's facebook page also has what I assume to be the same pix https://www.facebook.com/fovhobbies/ along with some news about the Jag and some general news about where FOV is going (Of course, if you don't have an account with Facebook you'll be savaged by constant pop-ups asking you to join---I kno...
by c44
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: War Park---Metal Figures and Armor, New on the Scene?
Replies: 6
Views: 430

War Park---Metal Figures and Armor, New on the Scene?

http://warpark.com/ Just saw an e-bay listing for a pre-order of their Pz.Kpfw.IV I haven't heard of them before, they have some nice stuff that looks superior to K&C. The figures go for a reasonable amount, but the tanks are pretty steeply priced, I don't see myself building up a complete collectio...
by c44
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Prototype 21st Century Toys 1:18 German...Legit?
Replies: 6
Views: 651

A curious parade of prototypes...

Just when you think you've seen them all... :) These seem on the level, this time from a domestic dealer... https://www.ebay.com/itm/21ST-CENTURY-TOYS-1-18-XD-RESIN-PROTOTYPE-FIGURE-US-WWII-PARA-101-ABN-M1/274006645651?hash=item3fcc119b93:g:s5AAAOSwiMtc0rAK https://www.ebay.com/itm/21ST-CENTURY-TOYS...
by c44
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Prototype 21st Century Toys 1:18 German...Legit?
Replies: 6
Views: 651

...and speaking of prototypes...

A whole bunch of alleged BBI protoypes have suddenly turned up...go to ebay and search Elite Force 1 18 prototypes and over ten listings pop up, some reasonably priced, some not so much...how they arrived on the scene is one of Life's Little Mysteries... examples--- https://www.ebay.com/itm/BBI-ELIT...
by c44
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Prototype 21st Century Toys 1:18 German...Legit?
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Prototype 21st Century Toys 1:18 German...Legit?

I remember seeing this figure offered by various Chinese dealers over the years (with the right 21ct Toys flesh tones and colored uniforms etc.) but always doubted their authenticity---the head is too big for the body and it just seems a little off...this "prototype" looks even more dubious... or am...
by c44
Thu May 30, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: FOV rouses itself from slumber...!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 5882

I must have slept through the Girls und Panzer blitzkrieg...

Lightning7000, thanks for shedding further light on their master plan, I hope it does good things for their bottom line...but... I hope their G&P line doesn't take resources away from FOV production...did anybody catch FOV's rant about a dealer who (among other transgressions) claimed FOV releases a...
by c44
Thu May 23, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: FOV rouses itself from slumber...!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 5882

Girls Gone Mild...

Thanks for clearing that mystery up, Cpl Slade...I guess I don't get out enough, hadn't heard of Girls Und Panzers...maybe I was better off that way! :) ...and it does almost sound like a naughty video franchise... :? Did FOV upload that video for comic relief, or do they have a branded G&P tank com...
by c44
Thu May 23, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: FOV rouses itself from slumber...!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 5882

FOV lumbers along...

FOV's Facebook page has some new pics (and a short teaser video) of the Firefly worth checking out, it looks good! Just hope they get on the shelves before the trade war escalates...! And the MotorPool blog has some interesting news on future FOV releases (including a puzzling item about FOV doing s...
by c44
Tue May 14, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Rare 1/18 21st Century Prototype Electronic Sounds Figure
Replies: 8
Views: 983

Vollmetalljacke

Darn, that's peculiar! I know there were 1/6 R Lee Ermey talking figures, I wonder if someone did some Frankenstein-style surgery to come up with that figure...

But given the guy's nationality, shouldn't we hear a Sgt Schultz voice saying "I see nothing...!" :)
by c44
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 FOV aircraft...should we get our hopes up...?
Replies: 4
Views: 845

1/18 FOV aircraft...should we get our hopes up...?

I'm hoping this is not a misunderstanding: buried in the comments section (about the 1/32 Flak Gun release) on the Forces of Valor FaceBook page is this cryptic exchange: (reader asks): no more 1/18 scale product ? FOV: There will be in the 2020 schedule, if I recall correct, there is a 1/18 aircraf...
by c44
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Anyone ever get the Welly diecast 1/18 scale Jeep?
Replies: 12
Views: 1429

Can I get a trade-in...?

Re: Gate, Solido, etc. The cool but maybe overpriced AutoArt is probably the best 1:18 jeep out there... https://www.diecast.org/diecast98/html/asp/list_reviews/reviewpix.asp?id=AA74006 also available with a trailer and accessories... https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=zEe_Y3MYYso I'll ...
by c44
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Very very nice custom F14s
Replies: 19
Views: 2441

At that price shouldn't they take off and land...?

I notice in the seller's history that he has accepted quite a few best offers...
If I didn't have things like mortgage and utility payments I might cast a line... :roll:
by c44
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: FOV rouses itself from slumber...!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 5882

That's some collection there...!

Holy Guacamole, CPL Slade! You got your own private hobby shop! I also wonder how well they'll fare...it seems they are keeping the prices reasonable while offering significant upgrades to the older stuff...I don't see them showing up in Target or Wal-Mart, but what do I know...however, Walterson's ...
by c44
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: FOV rouses itself from slumber...!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 5882

FOV rouses itself from slumber...!!! (I think)

I started this as a separate post back in the Spring when it appeared FOV was ready to announce multiple releases at any moment...was I ever wrong! I also anticipated a flurry of happy responses to this rebirth of 1/32...nope! Well, though no release dates are given, it now appears FOV is ready to s...
by c44
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 32nd BF110 finished- not professional but I'm happy
Replies: 7
Views: 2545

Re: 32nd BF110 finished- not professional but I'm happy

What manufacturer produced that kit? I take it it's not the old Revell model, I seem to remember that was sort of a clunky version typical of their early 1/32 releases....
by c44
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: FOV rouses itself from slumber...!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 5882

FOV rouses itself from slumber...!!!

The FOV FB page is being updated as I write this and includes a release schedule that we may or may not want to believe in...check it out...

https://www.facebook.com/fovhobbies/
by c44
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Preposterous e-bay listing of the month: 1/48 P-51
Replies: 2
Views: 1441

Preposterous e-bay listing of the month: 1/48 P-51

Was $2500, a steal at the marked down price of $1250... Am I missing something here? This looks liking something you could pick up at Kay-Bee Toys back in the day... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Metal-Model-Airplane-Aircraft-1-Military-Fighter-US-Vintage-AirForce-32-USAF-48/292475284339?_trkparms=aid%3D...
by c44
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Is the new FOV doing anything?
Replies: 9
Views: 3334

Hey FOV, come out, come out, wherever you are...

About a month ago, The Motor Pool posted this on their site: "Coming up in April is the Beijing Hobby Show (April 20th-22nd) and, one week later, is the all-important Japanese Shizuoka Hobby Show (April 26th-28th). Last year, if you recall, Waltersons, the new owners of the Forces of Valor brand, sh...
by c44
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Anyone have a clue to this....
Replies: 6
Views: 2242

Re: Anyone have a clue to this....

I'm guessing...a customized version of FOV's last and toyish-quality release of their aircraft that showed up in Target stores... I'm thinking that it's FOV 1/32 based on the 4 covered-over screw holes located 4 in a row on each side of the wing underside close to the fuselage... It's definitely cur...
by c44
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter
Replies: 135
Views: 24261

Give 'em a mulligan....!

Remember "Dark Helmet" from Spaceballs?
Seeing that they sell stuff piecemeal, I think a do-over is called for...

...but otherwise, I'm impressed....
by c44
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Hobbico goes Chapter 11, here comes that sinking feeling...
Replies: 3
Views: 1626

Hobbico goes Chapter 11, here comes that sinking feeling...

Don't know how much it all means, but Hobbico (the largest U.S. distributor of hobby products, including Revell, Monogram, Italeri and Hasegawa) is in deep financial trouble and may not survive. Even if it does, this could mean higher prices on plastic models and other stuff coming down the road...s...
by c44
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: FOV
Replies: 44
Views: 12095

FOV, come back to me...

For those who liked to be teased, there are some new photos (and even a gif-length vid!) of the coming 88 Flak Gun at https://www.facebook.com/fovhobbies/ I'm pleased that FOV's new owners are taking such a TLC approach to the coming re-releases, can't wait to hear that they're actually being shippe...
by c44
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: All Painted Up: 1/35 Scale U-Boat Crew Figures
Replies: 3
Views: 1659

Take a bow...

Really done well, actually...
by c44
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: FOV
Replies: 44
Views: 12095

Still not much to go on...

...but FOV is keeping in touch...

https://www.facebook.com/fovhobbies/pos ... 6618563276

BTW, Motor Pool edited their posting that I had previously quoted, maybe at the behest of FOV? Who knows, but their site is a reliable source of info, hope they do post some pix...
by c44
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: FOV
Replies: 44
Views: 12095

1 /32 FOV MIA

There's not much to go on, is there? Their FB page releases news a raindrop at a time and their webpage is a confounding mix of old product and the new naval line, but Motor Pool posted this on 6/30... "We’ve also been in touch with their managing director who has indicated they will be sending us t...