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by Axis Nightmare
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/48 Academy Bomb Cat
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: 1/48 Academy Bomb Cat

Amazing as usual! :salute:
by Axis Nightmare
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Conversion kit for 1/18 P51B
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Conversion kit for 1/18 P51B

I have only seen one. It was many years ago and it was in the possession of Isaiah at the Military Toy Shop in Dayton, OH. If it's still in his possession it would likely not be easy to acquire. And, it's just a fuselage part and doesn't cover changes to the wing or any of the more subtle differences.
by Axis Nightmare
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Collect or Use and Display?
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Collect or Use and Display?

This recent post has me asking the question: Collect or use and display? http://www.warbird-photos.com/gpxd/viewtopic.php?f=3&p=341158#p341158 These items offered don't lend themselves to being hung from the ceiling, kitbashed or added to a diorama. There are scale model enthusiasts who collect kits...
by Axis Nightmare
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: The Reference Room
Topic: T-1 Jayhawk gets heritage paint scheme
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Re: T-1 Jayhawk gets heritage paint scheme

It is. The "Talon" is the T-38.
by Axis Nightmare
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 Figure Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: 1/18 Figure Questions

I've seen smaller bbi pilots too.
by Axis Nightmare
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 Figure Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: More 1/18 Figure Questions

My head is spinning going through these figures. Sorted out the extra body parts German or U.S. (I think) Also came across a Hobbit sized tank figure that's got me puzzled. Did they just make some smaller to fit in the turrets? The guy on right is normal sized with foot soldiers. https://i.imgur.com...
by Axis Nightmare
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: WHAT IS YOUR MAIN AREA OF INTEREST WITHIN THIS HOBBY?
Replies: 36
Views: 66804

Re: WHAT IS YOUR MAIN AREA OF INTEREST WITHIN THIS HOBBY?

I've bounced around too. Being an airplane guy, it was the 1/18 planes at first. Dabbled in 1/32 for the variety. Started to learn more and appreciate ground pounder vehicles thanks to this site. Like many, I started out picking up everything I could find at flea markets, yard sales, Craigslist, Goo...
by Axis Nightmare
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 Figure Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: 1/18 Figure Questions

Thanks!

I have a baggy full of arms and hands and a few legs. I'll check in there.
by Axis Nightmare
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 Figure Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: 1/18 Figure Questions

Dang Tman with your knowledge of 21st figures and other lines, you and Zack (TKO) could do a book on the history of 21st century toys 1:18. :) Some nice figures Axis. I figured one of you two would probably solve my mystery. I've learned a ton from both of you. Gonna go through some more and see if...
by Axis Nightmare
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 Figure Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: 1/18 Figure Questions

Axis, the German soldier and the horse are both from the 2008 Hasbro Indiana Jones figure line. The German went with a motorcycle while the horse had an Indiana Jones figure. In the next couple pictures, it appears you have a first series 21st Century Toys XD German figure body with a head from the...
by Axis Nightmare
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 Figure Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 644

1/18 Figure Questions

:?: OK experts, please help me out here. Sorting through the years of accumulation in preparing to thin the herd. Most of what I have is lose and may or may not be arranged with how it came in the package. First is this German on a horse combo. It appears to be the Indy motorcycle driver on the hors...
by Axis Nightmare
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Schleich Knights No More?
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Re: Schleich Knights No More?

The rock formations that make up part of the castle wall are decent sculpts but the monotone color wasn't realistic for rocks so I used multiple colors to give it different tones like real rocks normally have. I'm having fun with this stuff.



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by Axis Nightmare
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Do we really want new WWII figures?
Replies: 51
Views: 6707

Re: Do we really want new WWII figures?

I don't know if people have seen the pricing for the WWII figures but I hope it's not $25 per. I just ordered the new JoyToy Delta Force set and each guy came in under $20. Not cheap but just a few bucks more than some pretty simplistic mass-market figures out now (I'm looking at you TVC). It was a...
by Axis Nightmare
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Do we really want new WWII figures?
Replies: 51
Views: 6707

Re: Do we really want new WWII figures?

Some years back when I was going to do a scene with my Schleich knights and a castle I was building, I bought several of these skeleton figures to make a skeleton warrior attack like the famous scenes in "Jason and the Argonauts". I recall them being less than $10 and got a few odd colored ones whic...
by Axis Nightmare
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Do we really want new WWII figures?
Replies: 51
Views: 6707

Re: Do we really want new WWII figures?

Get 'em now. Prices are only gonna go up if dealers buy them in mass quantities only to try and make a resale killing after they're allegedly hard to find. We're seeing it now, whether the "rare" descriptions are real or hype. Even the old stuff on eBay is stupid high.
by Axis Nightmare
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Do we really want new WWII figures?
Replies: 51
Views: 6707

Re: Do we really want new WWII figures?

eBayers are going for the gold on Marauder figures. :shock: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Marauder-Task-Force-WWII-German-Panzer-Grenadier-green-camo-figure-1-18-4/233666980851?hash=item3667a32bf3:g:ysYAAOSwhkNerNOt https://www.ebay.com/itm/Marauder-Task-Force-WWII-Kickstarter-Exclusive-German-Panzer-Gre...
by Axis Nightmare
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Do we really want new WWII figures?
Replies: 51
Views: 6707

Re: Do we really want new WWII figures?

SGT. Saunders wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:03 am
I welcome some new WWII figures!
Agreed, new stuff is always welcomed but a 4" figure for $25? That's over $6 per inch of plastic. Assembling even a squad will be expensive!
by Axis Nightmare
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/6 ITEMS
Replies: 134
Views: 42684

Re: 1/6 ITEMS

Made the August issue of their online magazine with the Jeep mod.




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by Axis Nightmare
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Schleich Knights No More?
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Re: Schleich Knights No More?

A may need an intervention.... Just picked up two more BBi Legends warriors. They are superior in every way to all the Schleich and Papo offerings. The detail and paint is exquisite and the colors are dulled down to a more realistic sheen. They can make otherwise okay pieces look bad side by side. T...
by Axis Nightmare
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Where Have All The Aircraft Mods Gone?
Replies: 53
Views: 8093

Re: Where Have All The Aircraft Mods Gone?

Hang in there Danny! Forget the History degree idea as a major. That's fine for a side minor. Jobs related to it aren't going to be there in a sick society that wants to erase history and embrace their own decadent culture.
by Axis Nightmare
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Where Have All The Aircraft Mods Gone?
Replies: 53
Views: 8093

Re: Where Have All The Aircraft Mods Gone?

Times are tough right now for many on here that aren't old retired farts like us. They're experiencing challenges like all of us but may have job, school or health issues with family that takes priority over our toys and models. Life is uncomfortable in a lot of ways right now. Both time and funds c...
by Axis Nightmare
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Schleich Knights No More?
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Re: Schleich Knights No More?

One other point about these fine Schleich and later Papo or BBi figures, don't let the name "Schleich of Germany" fool you. Like the Papo, BBi or any of our other beloved figures and vehicles, they're made in China.
by Axis Nightmare
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Marauders at JoeFest
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Re: Marauders at JoeFest

Impressive. 1/18 figures have come a long way. Body proportions and head sculpts are more realistic. Much better job of blending in articulation joints. Overlay of accessories helps there a lot. Molded in belts, web gear and such was no help covering joints. There's still the assumption everyone is ...
by Axis Nightmare
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Schleich Knights No More?
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Re: Schleich Knights No More?

The last of the Schleich Knights were just a tab larger and are just about at 1/18. Articulated figures tend to be tall, thin and standing straight up. Knight figures tend to be in combat poses with bent knees and body leans. The last of the knights on horseback were exquisite in detail. Even late P...
by Axis Nightmare
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Schleich Knights No More?
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Schleich Knights No More?

Just recently while looking for something I stumbled across a plastic tote packed away and not remembering what was in it I opened it finding my long since forgotten Schleich and other brands of knights and assorted accessories I hadn't seen in 8-10 years. I began pulling out men and horses and reac...