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by c44
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1:18 VW
Replies: 9
Views: 477

schöne Käfer !!!

Really nice, Normandy!
by c44
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: FOV rouses itself from slumber...!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 7063

Even Rip Van Winkle is losing patience...

Well, if they wait too much longer, my next of kin can place them by my headstone... :lol: :lol: :lol:
by c44
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: FOV rouses itself from slumber...!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 7063

FOV reaches for the morning caffeine?

FOV's facebook page has some pix of it's showings at the Hong Kong Toy Fair, though mostly a tease----some not-close-ups of the new Shermans, German armor, and 1/72 aircraft and armor... more updates are promised soon, but we've heard that before... :) Also buried in the comments section are mention...
by c44
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: (Somewhat) New American Diorama figs
Replies: 17
Views: 750

(Somewhat) New American Diorama figs

American Diorama has released four MP figures as a follow-up to their drivers and infantryman...I came across these quite a few weeks ago but I keep changing my mind whether I want them or not...the sculpting of the weapons is the weakest aspect...the Thompson gunner seems to be the best of the lot ...
by c44
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/32 21st century Marders...where did they come from...
Replies: 2
Views: 188

1/32 21st century Marders...where did they come from...

...and where did they go? Anyone notice about a month ago a whole lot of vendors (almost exclusively from China) selling Marders with the Hildegard markings but often listed as brand names other than 21CT (like Magideal and MonkeyJack)? These were going at incredibly cheap prices (some under $14) an...
by c44
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: FOV rouses itself from slumber...!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 7063

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: 616

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: 832

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: 832

...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: 832

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: 49
Views: 7063

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: 49
Views: 7063

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: 49
Views: 7063

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: 1070

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: 912

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: 1511

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: 2519

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: 49
Views: 7063

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: 49
Views: 7063

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: 2660

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: 49
Views: 7063

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: 1492

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: 3471

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: 2339

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...