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by c44
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Prikaz Spetsnaz
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Prikaz Spetsnaz

Thanks for that alert, jkinzel! Though I'm not super interested in modern Russian figures, it's always interesting to see what new stuff is out there from smaller producers. I did a little searching to try and come up with more info on Prikaz, have you seen these sites? (Prikaz is basically a solo o...
by c44
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: ebay JSI F14
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Bid them adieu..!

Not mine either! Although the number of bidders is actually 10, this should show somebody there still is some enthusiasm out there for big planes...of course JSI abandoned us long ago, but I keep hoping somebody will one day pick up the torch and mass produce 1/18... Here's some more extravagantly p...
by c44
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Tamyia 1/32 tomcat
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Shouldn't it be called an Ali Cat?

Nice work as always, cnq, you give the Tamiya master builders a run for their money! Looking forward to seeing the completed Persian F14...not a typical choice, are you gonna do the desert camo? I'm sure it will come out looking good...
by c44
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 21CT 1:18 SCALE "M109 PALADIN PROTOTYPE" on ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 325

21CT 1:18 SCALE "M109 PALADIN PROTOTYPE" on ebay

The seller who had the 21 CT French Government Building prototype for sale on ebay now lists an unassembled M109 in 1/18... https://www.ebay.com/itm/21st-Century-Toys-1-18-SCALE-M109-PALADIN-PROTOTYPE-MAJOR-PROJECT/373501439119?hash=item56f66bac8f:g:PXUAAOSwH4VgUTJi The item is a mess and the descri...
by c44
Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Tamyia 1/32 tomcat
Replies: 7
Views: 192

A grand way to spend a grand...

It sure is pretty...don't know if it's $1000 (with shipping) worth of pretty... :|
Tamiya has offered completed models in the past, and I would be more tempted to go with the Phantom the same seller has listed...anybody got a spare stimulus check they can lend me... :)
by c44
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 F-4, Rufe, TA-152, Raiden, and many others
Replies: 8
Views: 1016

飛行機はゴジラほど強力ではありません

I ran the site through Google Translate (which should be called Google Lost in Translation) and found that the larger 1/18 models are "mainly FRP, some resin, metal, acrylic", but curiously, the smaller scales are typically "mainly wooden, some resin, metal, acrylic"...I wonder how they react to hig...
by c44
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: FOV rouses itself from slumber...!!!
Replies: 55
Views: 17016

Year of the Tiger?

If you haven't checked out FOV's sites recently it might be time to pay a visit...a new video (with a soundtrack worthy of those Ambien commercials on TV :) ) has been posted of the magnificent new Sturmtiger: https://www.forcesofvalor.com/products_details.php?pid=86&fbclid=IwAR1Peq2raGCf6Lbw2zcbhkJ...
by c44
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1:18 FWMP for BBI/Unimax M1A1 and M1A2
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Re: 1:18 FWMP for BBI/Unimax M1A1 and M1A2

And amazing customization of the turret!
by c44
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Corgi WHERE EAGLES DARE JU-52
Replies: 2
Views: 643

Who co?

I've seen the name pop up on e-bay, but this company has basically been under my radar... I'm not sure if these guys are doing their own stuff or using somebody else's toolings...but if you don't have enough Swiss Ju52s, here's an option for adding one more: https://www.schuco.de/en/models/aviation/...
by c44
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 21 CT French Government Building prototype on ebay...
Replies: 8
Views: 1553

21 CT French Government Building prototype on ebay...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ULTIMATE-SOLDIER-PLAYSET-ONLY-ONE-FIRST-ARTICLE/373426355883 (if this link goes dead, same building as seen at http://www.sshqdb.com/18/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pid=79#top_display_media ) At $500 to start, I'll be content to dream from afar, but I sure wish this h...
by c44
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Dragon 1/48 Apollo CSM & LEM
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Out of this world...!

Outstanding work, cnq...maybe it was unintentional, but the last picture was an interesting juxtaposition with the biplanes and the spacecraft...cool!
by c44
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/48 Academy Bomb Cat
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: 1/48 Academy Bomb Cat

Yes, very impressive, glad you're posting pics of your work again, cnq, keep them coming...!
by c44
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Corgi WHERE EAGLES DARE JU-52
Replies: 2
Views: 643

Can't resist an old joke...

Cool camo scheme and the national insignia is a big plus...
Sorry, I'm so, so sorry.... :oops:
by c44
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Area-21 news
Replies: 33
Views: 7717

MIA (Missing In Asia) ?

My hottest burning question for the past quite-a-few years has been: do the 21st CT molds still exist, and if so, who is in possession of them...?
by c44
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Vintage 1/32 Scale Monogram Jagdpanzer IV L/70 Rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 1626

The wheels on the panzer go round, round, round...

10 out of 10 plus a bonus point for the answer to that quiz, tman, I didn't realize the history behind that aspect of the design was so complicated! The guy in charge of the production line must have been driven nuts ... :)
by c44
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Vintage 1/32 Scale Monogram Jagdpanzer IV L/70 Rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 1626

Re: Vintage 1/32 Scale Monogram Jagdpanzer IV L/70 Rebuild

Well done, tman, the original definitely got a nice makeover... ...just goes to show that Monogram models, although dated, aren't unworkable (you might remember they were certainly better than the Airfix 1/32 models from the same time period whose parts often had an atrocious fit)...I was disappoint...
by c44
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Area-21 news
Replies: 33
Views: 7717

Take me back to the day....

Yeah, they had faults...but they were glorious, gargantuan, and affordable! And this site is testimony to how influential they were...years after their departure, modellers, figure collectors, and kids of all ages just playing with their toys gather under one roof...how cool is that!
by c44
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Area-21 news
Replies: 33
Views: 7717

Well, they didn't exactly say "no"...

For those of us wondering if we'll ever see new mass-produced 1/18 product (I guess that's all of us :) ), this non-committal reply to a brief Q&A back in May may offer a feeble spark of hope to the faithful... (From Merit's facebook site) Guy asks: Will there ever be any new 1/18 aircraft? Or is th...
by c44
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: FOV rouses itself from slumber...!!!
Replies: 55
Views: 17016

I Hope You Dance...

For those of us in need of a fix of news from FOV (and who isn't?), their facebook and corporate sites have some updates on the coming Sturmtiger and Tiger releases, including a production schedule (probably originating from the planet called Yeah, Right)... They once again state their credo "...bec...
by c44
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Hobby Boss 1/18 Huey kit
Replies: 5
Views: 2564

Whopper of a chopper

Take with a grain of salt, but the site below indicates other sellers (all of them also overseas) asking a higher price than that... I'll be pleasantly surprised if they're generally running below $60... https://www.diecastmates.com/kits/hobbyboss-81806-uh-1-huey-b--1296053# (see bottom of page, won...
by c44
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Plastic Platoon's upcoming releases: Germans, Russians, and ...WHAT???
Replies: 0
Views: 1117

Plastic Platoon's upcoming releases: Germans, Russians, and ...WHAT???

It seems interest here in plastic figures is waning, but even non-devotees should appreciate the newest future offerings from Plastic Platoon: exquisitely detailed Red and German Infantry, more German Paratroops, Soviet Naval Infantry, and, get this, Viet-Era armed "girlfriends" (I guess the sculpto...
by c44
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: FOV rouses itself from slumber...!!!
Replies: 55
Views: 17016

Hopefully getting off the ground...

FOV has announced some up and coming releases of 1/72 aircraft, including some curious paint schemes for their Mustangs... https://forcesofvalor.com/products.php?cid1=4&cid2=2&sid=4 Good to see them re-starting this scale... And don't want to be a buzzkill, but I wonder if the meddlesome Chinese gov...
by c44
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Hobby Master 1/72 U-2
Replies: 1
Views: 1095

Bono!

Sounds promising...hope it shows up on time!
by c44
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Filming The Haleiwa Scramble (1/72nd Scale)
Replies: 4
Views: 2122

Props to the prop guy...

I like what you did with the propeller...cool!
by c44
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1:18 VW
Replies: 9
Views: 3440

schöne Käfer !!!

Really nice, Normandy!