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by big_mike
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 50
Views: 13625

Re: Where is everyone?

Occasional lurker, never posted very often to begin with. In about once a week usually to lust after Pickel's project du jour. For the most part I've moved on to collecting actual military items ie ordinance, flight helmets, uniforms. Still have my 1/18 collection, keeping an eye out for couple piec...
by big_mike
Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Merit 1/16 Tanks
Replies: 54
Views: 14098

Re: Merit 1/16 Tanks

I think I paid $80 for mine thru an ebay seller.
by big_mike
Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Several year retrospective (opinions happily sought)
Replies: 6
Views: 2153

Re: Several year retrospective (opinions happily sought)

About a year ago I did a minor revamp of my display and I was left with 3 distinct impressions. The first I love my P-47s slightly less than I used to. The second was I really didn't appreciate my NKK Spitfire until I repositioned it. I've always loved the Spitfire itself but the model wasn't a piec...
by big_mike
Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: great f14 bombcat magazine on the rack this month
Replies: 6
Views: 2089

Re: great f14 bombcat magazine on the rack this month

Just picked one of these up it's a really remarkable resource. I have quite a few Tomcat and general aviation books but nothing with this much info on the bombcat. Most I've ever spent on a magazine but well worth it.
by big_mike
Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: FS: Corgi Unsung Heroes M48a3 and M35a1
Replies: 0
Views: 1011

FS: Corgi Unsung Heroes M48a3 and M35a1

I purchased these from an army surplus warehouse sale. This is not my scale of choice and I'm not familiar with this line. I do know for certain they are incomplete. The tank is missing the flags and has some loose pieces. I don't know if they are supposed to be loose to start with or if these came ...
by big_mike
Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 bombers
Replies: 9
Views: 3414

Re: 1/18 bombers

The 1875mm EPO B-17 is approximately 1/17 scale. I think the only scheme available is Memphis Belle. I have one I bought second hand and have hung it with a pair of fighters and I don't notice any huge discrepancies.
by big_mike
Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: ALL USERS, ESPECIALLY NEW USERS: TRADE ALERT & RULES
Replies: 31
Views: 31085

Re: ALL USERS, ESPECIALLY NEW USERS: TRADE ALERT & RULES

As of late there have been a couple for sale postings which did not include a asking price. I'm a member of a couple other forums all of which require a for sale listing include an asking price. I don't see any significant problem with the current arrangement but I'd think having an asking price wou...
by big_mike
Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: St. Louis Area 1/18 Garage Sale anyone?
Replies: 22
Views: 7790

Re: St. Louis Area 1/18 Garage Sale anyone?

I'm not anywhere near St Louis but if you will consider dealing with paypal or money order I'd love to add a 262 night fighter to my collection. Also the silver F-104 and X-1 depending on price. Otherwise best of luck with your sale.
by big_mike
Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18th Scale Armament
Replies: 4
Views: 2555

Re: 1/18th Scale Armament

Holy cow those are some awesome customs.
by big_mike
Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: New BBi
Replies: 88
Views: 24430

Re: New BBi

On ebay people already have just about everything marked up 300%. I'm not the biggest figure guy but the set is pretty good.
by big_mike
Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: New BBi
Replies: 88
Views: 24430

Re: New BBi

No the A-10 is a reissue of one they released about a decade or so ago(?). It is a subject of discussion in another thread and there are photos there. The nose itself is apprently close to 1/18 the rest of the plane is considerably smaller giving it a cartoonish quality.
by big_mike
Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:10 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: New BBi
Replies: 88
Views: 24430

Re: New BBi

Ended up buying a Hind I know they are toyish but I don't have a Hind anywhere close to that size, also bought one of the NBC troops. The cashier also offered me a gift receipt and said someone would be very excited. To which I replied don't need one and I am. She looked at me like I was from anothe...
by big_mike
Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:57 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 was largely just a 1/18th scale collector but rather than moving larger I've been going smaller. I've moved on to actual model ships in 350 and 700 scale for my toy etc collecting. I also have taken up collecting some actual militaria. As much as I love 1/18 I'm tired of being disappointed by it. ...
by big_mike
Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Interesting find at Hobby Lobby.
Replies: 10
Views: 3909

Re: Interesting find at Hobby Lobby.

Checked my local Hobby Lobbys since your posting they still want just over a $100 for them. One manager said that his store would never price them that cheap and said I must have been misled.
by big_mike
Wed May 14, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: New BBi
Replies: 88
Views: 24430

Re: New BBi

If it is a completely new product I'm buying it. The only thing I've added recently was one of the SS sets. The lack of information on the Harrier and the 190A have really gotten me disillusioned with 18. Over the past year or so I started collecting flight helmets, gas masks, and inert ordnance. At...
by big_mike
Mon May 05, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: My WC63 Maxon
Replies: 8
Views: 3782

Re: My WC63 Maxon

Now I wish I had picked up an extra quad 50 trailer when I had the chance a couple months ago. Really nice work a great piece overall.
by big_mike
Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Hitler reacts to the current status of 1/18 Scale
Replies: 17
Views: 4850

Re: Hitler reacts to the current status of 1/18 Scale

Haven't laughed that hard in a long time. Absolutely epic.
by big_mike
Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: Good Trader Report - PART 2 - Post good Trade stories here!
Replies: 1266
Views: 273691

Re: Good Trader Report - PART 2 - Post good Trade stories he

Bought a MRC Hind from Tman. Great communication, shipped fast and arrived safely. It was a pleasure doing business with him.
by big_mike
Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: Buying 1/18
Replies: 9
Views: 2703

Re: Buying 1/18

If ya don't mind pming me a copy of said list I'll check it out and get back to you.
by big_mike
Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: Buying 1/18
Replies: 9
Views: 2703

Re: Buying 1/18

I suppose it depends on what you're selling. But if the price is right and there is something I've wanted to get my hands on I might be willing to take a trip to the coast. (assuming your location info is still correct)
by big_mike
Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 FW TA-183 Huckebein?
Replies: 300
Views: 85341

Re: 1/18 FW TA-183 Huckebein?

As a fan of Luft 46 etc, I'll be watching and waiting with great anticipation.
by big_mike
Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18th He-111 H-6 Medium Bomber
Replies: 15
Views: 5153

Re: 1/18th He-111 H-6 Medium Bomber

Nice Cutlass. Wish I knew someone with your skill set closer to home, I've got a 71 Roadrunner in need of some work.
by big_mike
Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18th He-111 H-6 Medium Bomber
Replies: 15
Views: 5153

Re: 1/18th He-111 H-6 Medium Bomber

Sounds cool. Looking forward to seeing it.
by big_mike
Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Is Merit crazy?
Replies: 33
Views: 5353

Re: Is Merit crazy?

Matt, those are some of the most amazing pieces I've ever seen. I don't think I've ever been more jealous of a collection. Looking forward to seeing more.