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by Grognard
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 50
Views: 13625

Re: Where is everyone?

Still hiding on Fort Stewart...
by Grognard
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 50
Views: 13625

Re: Where is everyone?

I'm still lurking in the background. Still haven't gotten to back into building, but keep hoping that something affordable pops up. Can't get into facebook or other social media, prefer the focus of a forum.
by Grognard
Thu May 26, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Should I build it?
Replies: 11
Views: 3027

Re: Should I build it?

I have a few vintage kits. Old Adams, Renwal and aurora armor. by today's standards, their crappy. Still, I'm not in the hobby as collector, so I am not too obsessed with the potential market value, as much as I am satisfied by the nostalgia they inspire. I have built a couple straight out of the bo...
by Grognard
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: % of collectors that also build models to supplement their
Replies: 11
Views: 3234

Re: % of collectors that also build models to supplement the

I built kits since I was 5. Die cast sometimes supplements in the some interest, and dominate in others. I started building 1/144 aircraft, then as work took precedent over hobby, started collecting 1/144 aircraft. Still a mixed bag of both. Do the same with 1/72 German Armor. I do US armor in 1/35,...
by Grognard
Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: roll call any groundpounders?
Replies: 44
Views: 11015

Re: roll call any groundpounders?

Was there around 2004 or 5. Transitioned to this site, and got a rest. Still lurking in the shadows.
by Grognard
Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Walking Dead toys
Replies: 4
Views: 2404

Re: Walking Dead toys

I found some of the building block figures at "Fred's". A local discount store. I bought a mistery pack and got z zombie cop.

It is the same size as the dragon 1/35 can-do figures. Haven't found any vehicles.
by Grognard
Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: PTE Recons
Replies: 411
Views: 109788

Re: PTE Recons

A few showed up here. Only thing I notice different was the Dolphin helicopter had missiles and rocket pods.
by Grognard
Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Model Power
Replies: 14
Views: 3755

Re: Model Power

Hinesville's Ollie's only has the Mosquito and the Israeli Kfir.
by Grognard
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Approx 6-8 Week Set Back
Replies: 61
Views: 14750

Re: Approx 6-8 Week Set Back

Hope your feeling better.
by Grognard
Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Just saw the Movie "Fury" (Added Photos and description)
Replies: 29
Views: 9825

Re: Just saw the Movie "Fury" (Added Photos and description)

The problem with statistics (in this case kill ratios) they are never taken in context. The early years of the war when germany had less capable tanks compared to their enemies, they had a higher kill ratio. As the war progreses the kill ratio changes but so does the conditions. By 44/45 Germany was...
by Grognard
Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: diecast Nautilus-20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
Replies: 4
Views: 2027

Re: diecast Nautilus-20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

The disney version is my favorite. Sadly the only version I could find or afford was the halmark release.

X-toys did one in the past, but I could never find one cheap. I did see a resin kit once that was close to three feet long for a similar price as this one.
by Grognard
Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: The Reference Room
Topic: FURY starring Brad Pitt
Replies: 36
Views: 9970

Re: FURY starring Brad Pitt

I think the scene was realistic as well. My father told me that Tigers could be killed at close range because their turrets traversed slower than american tanks. US armor killed Tigers in sciliy and Italy, mostly with side shots. and don't forget the after action pictures from Kursk with all the tig...
by Grognard
Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Fury Makes for an Easy 8
Replies: 16
Views: 5924

Re: Fury Makes for an Easy 8

What I love about the movie is that people are actually interested in US armor for a change. There probably hasn't been this much interest in a sherman since "Kelly's Heroes".
by Grognard
Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Just saw the Movie "Fury" (Added Photos and description)
Replies: 29
Views: 9825

Re: Just saw the Movie "Fury"

Saw it Friday. Great film. It's not about the history. It's more aligorical. The transformation from man to beast is universal. Many modern soldiers can empathise with the action. The events could just have easily been told from the iraqi war point of view, but that would have politicized it and wat...
by Grognard
Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 FW TA-183 Huckebein?
Replies: 300
Views: 85341

Re: 1/18 FW TA-183 Huckebein?

Beautiful work!
by Grognard
Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Fury Makes for an Easy 8
Replies: 16
Views: 5924

Re: Fury Makes for an Easy 8

I would be in for a horizontal volute suspension for the Sherman. It's on my wish list, that I keep adding to, but never subtracting from....
by Grognard
Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Merit International Public Modeling Forum
Replies: 18
Views: 7109

Re: Merit International Public Modeling Forum

Signed up. Like some of the 1/35 kits coming out.
by Grognard
Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Does the World Need a New Me-163 and Do-335 In 1/18th Scale?
Replies: 22
Views: 7400

Re: Does the World Need a New Me-163 and Do-335 In 1/18th Sc

The 163 is on my wish list as well.
by Grognard
Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: What is in the future of our Beloved 1/8th Scale
Replies: 29
Views: 9717

Re: What is in the future of our Beloved 1/8th Scale

I've slowed down conciderably. Hate to abandon the scale, and can't find time to scratchbuild. Encouraged by the new A/C, but I prefer ground vehicles. Started back in 1/24-1/25 scale, but the pickings aren't much better. 1/35 still has a place, but kit prices are soaring. I pick up a bsrgan now and...
by Grognard
Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: My WC63 Maxon
Replies: 8
Views: 3782

Re: My WC63 Maxon

Fort Eustis, Army Transportation Museum. They have increased their collection a bit since I was last there. Even have a M26 Dragon Wagon with Sherman on trailer.
by Grognard
Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: f-104 smoke ii service history?
Replies: 40
Views: 12125

Re: f-104 smoke ii service history?

Ran across an article about the Berlin Crisis on 1962, and the tail number was listed as a deployed AC. "435 TFS 479 TFW September 19, 1961 to Ramstein AB, Germany from George direct, until January 22, 1962 56-0886, 56-0887, 56-0902, 56-0904, 56-0927, 56-0928, 56-0934*, 56-0935, 56-0936, 56-0938, 57...
by Grognard
Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: The Reference Room
Topic: Book Search
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

Re: Book Search

The Military has done many studies on the subject. A few are available for free, for example: "A Case Study in the Development of Close Air Support" http://www.afhso.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-100924-035.pdf "A Comparative Look at Air-Ground Support Doctrine and Practice in World War II". A Co...
by Grognard
Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: New 1:18 Planes & Cannons from China!
Replies: 13
Views: 5137

Re: New 1:18 Planes & Cannons from China!

I did a little research on "Xiaohaoshou". That is Chinese for "Trumpeter". The article contained the phonetic spelling of the word, not the translation. Trumpeter also makes "Hobby Boss" and "Easy Model", "Triangle", "Fujimi" and "Pit Boss". I wouldn't be surprised if they are "JSI" as well. The Chi...
by Grognard
Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: Famemaster 4-D F-14 For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1436

Re: Famemaster 4-D F-14 For Sale

pm sent
by Grognard
Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: Buying 1/18
Replies: 9
Views: 2703

Re: Buying 1/18

sounds interesting. I was just out that way Columbus Day weekend to the Armed Forces Museum.