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by tmanthegreat
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: New Armor For 2021
Replies: 28
Views: 1707

Re: New Armor For 2021

Hi Matt, good staff is always wanted... just by the way and as I juped into the 1:18 WWII story a bit late,... there was also a conversion to the PzIV Brummbaer, I'm uncertain if from you or.... and I'm really behind it, do you know who built it and ...would anyone sell such conversion for a resona...
by tmanthegreat
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: ebay FOV 1/16 King Tiger---$14,250
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: ebay FOV 1/16 King Tiger---$14,250

Is this your auction, Dragon53?
by tmanthegreat
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1:18 scale Stryker is done!
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: 1:18 scale Stryker is done!

Amazing work on that Stryker, tflenno 8)

It’s a shame that back in the day, none of the other manufacturers (particularly BBI or Unimax) never made a 1/18 Stryker... But again, that is some first rate work on that model!
by tmanthegreat
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Cobra King First in Bastogne and Classy Peg
Replies: 6
Views: 928

Re: Cobra King First in Bastogne and Classy Peg

Fantastic work, Picklehaube! The stencils look great and it’s got the perfect amount of weathering 8)
by tmanthegreat
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Joy Toy WW2 United States Army 1:18 scale action figure set
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: Joy Toy WW2 United States Army 1:18 scale action figure set

They do look good... The JoyToy WWII Germans look great as well. I’ve got a few of the Joy Toy modern and sci-fi style figures - and they’re great - but I’ve been holding off on the WWII ones. I guess that’s because I got so many 21st, BBI, and Bravo Team figures back in the day :wink:
by tmanthegreat
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Stug IV In 1/18th Scale
Replies: 44
Views: 9236

Re: Stug IV In 1/18th Scale

Picklehaube, your Stug IV is a work of art! And it’s a good reference as well...I did some more research and your model definitely works as a mid-production Stug IV, meaning one can keep the standard exhaust muffler. I hope mine will come out looking as good as yours :D
by tmanthegreat
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Stug IV In 1/18th Scale
Replies: 44
Views: 9236

Re: Stug IV In 1/18th Scale

pickelhaube wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:39 pm
I used silly putty on this camo job but I was looking for a soft edge.
Awesome! It still looks good. When I first tried the silly putty masking technique on my 1/18 Jagdpanzer model a few months ago, I was readily impressed with how well the technique worked!
by tmanthegreat
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Stug IV In 1/18th Scale
Replies: 44
Views: 9236

Re: Stug IV In 1/18th Scale

Great job on the Stug, Picklehaube! Have you ever tried using silly putty or panzer putty (basically the same thing) as a masking agent for doing the German hard edge camouflage? I experimented with it when I built Aracula’s 1/18 scale Jagdpanzer IV and was very happy with the end results. Just thou...
by tmanthegreat
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Stug IV In 1/18th Scale
Replies: 44
Views: 9236

Re: Stug IV In 1/18th Scale

Your Stug is looking great, Matthew! Nice idea with the PVC pipe stand as well... I use a couple pieces of 2x4, sometimes set on a “lazy Susan” type turning base so I can rotate something when painting. Anyways, My kit should arrive on Monday (if not before) and then it will be time to start... I li...
by tmanthegreat
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Re-Vamping the King Tiger ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1922

Re: Re-Vamping the King Tiger ?

Speaking of tracks, if anyone has ever bought those Cobi (Lego knockoff brand from Poland) tanks, they make use of plastic snap-together pieces for the tracks that are quite nice and look fairly realistic... 3D printed snap-together track pieces may be the way to go...
by tmanthegreat
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 T65 X-Wing
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

Re: 1/18 T65 X-Wing

Absolutely fantastic work on those X-Wings, Grilledcheese 8) I remember those large and cheap X-Wings at Walmart and TRU a few years ago. Never felt I had the skill or patience to modify one, however, so they were a pass for me. But speaking of 1/18 scaled X-Wings, there is a kit available for one f...
by tmanthegreat
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Re-Vamping the King Tiger ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1922

Re: Re-Vamping the King Tiger ?

Matthew, I am potentially interested in this. I didn’t participate in the first series a few years back, but given that 21st Century Toys never made one and that crowd-sourced one from a couple years ago never panned out, your kit would be the way to get one in 1/18... If the project looks like it w...
by tmanthegreat
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Stug IV In 1/18th Scale
Replies: 44
Views: 9236

Re: Stug IV In 1/18th Scale

Sounds great, Picklehaube! Between your Stug IV and Grunt 1’s upcoming Panzer I, never mind Aracula’s numerous models, 1/18th scale armor definitely isn’t a dead subject. Keep us posted and let us know when you’re ready to take orders :D
by tmanthegreat
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Collect or Use and Display?
Replies: 7
Views: 1543

Re: Collect or Use and Display?

I’d have to say I’m a little of both... I’ve probably got the majority of things out on display (my house is basically a museum) and I tend to rotate some items on display. Some items that are not on display I will keep boxed and stored in my garage until I decide to display them. It’s kind of fun d...
by tmanthegreat
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Elite Force Bf-109
Replies: 4
Views: 1633

Re: Elite Force Bf-109

BBI only ever made two versions of their BF-109: the original DAK/Mediterranean version and the Erich Hartmann version several years later. The Hartmann version is the best, IMHO. I also like how BBI chose to do a BF-109G-2 as it didn’t duplicate aircraft types with the 21st Century Toys BF-109E-4 a...
by tmanthegreat
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Elite Force Bf-109
Replies: 4
Views: 1633

Re: Elite Force Bf-109

Fullyautomatic, nice find on the BBI BF-109G-2! It’s one of the best 1/18 Luftwaffe models out there and has fantastic detail! It’s actually 9-10 years old now and was BBI’s second repaint of their BF-109 model. Anyways, the wings are all one piece and snap in place on the fuselage. They should pull...
by tmanthegreat
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 Figure Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2105

Re: 1/18 Figure Questions

Axis, lilfry14 is correct in what he posted above. All the first series XD vehicles and aircraft from 21st Century ThT were released in 2000 came with smaller figures, ostensibly so they could fit in the vehicles easier. Larger versions of some of the same figures were later released with other vehi...
by tmanthegreat
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 Figure Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2105

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 thei...
by tmanthegreat
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Stug IV In 1/18th Scale
Replies: 44
Views: 9236

Re: Stug IV In 1/18th Scale

normandy wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:40 pm
Nice job Matthew let me know when its ready, got a Panzer IV waiting for conversion. :)
Me too!
by tmanthegreat
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Stug IV In 1/18th Scale
Replies: 44
Views: 9236

Re: Stug IV In 1/18th Scale

The Stug looks fantastic, Matthew! Thanks for posting some updated pics :D
by tmanthegreat
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: SBD on the Bench
Replies: 112
Views: 17851

Re: SBD on the Bench

Simply fantastic work on your SBD, Fockewulf 8)
by tmanthegreat
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Do we really want new WWII figures?
Replies: 51
Views: 11796

Re: Do we really want new WWII figures?

eBayers are going for the gold on Marauder figures. :shock: That’s nuts! One can still get complete WWII figures directly from the Marauder Inc. online store for $29.99. I got some Russians and British figures from the initial Kickstarter and have gotten more since. I also just ordered some German ...
by tmanthegreat
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1:18 Panzer I project - Shipped!
Replies: 39
Views: 10733

Re: 1:18 Panzer I project - Tracks installed 8-10-2020

Here’s an interesting variant one could make from Grunt1’s Panzer I: the Panzer I Ambulance utility vehicle.

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The photo is of a 1/30 scale model and figures I recently purchased that are made by John Jenkins Designs.
by tmanthegreat
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1:18 Flak 38 - Fully painted 9-3-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 3129

Re: 1:18 Flak 38 - Fully painted 9-3-2020

That Flak 38 paint job looks fantastic! I love the chipping effect... Still need to order one of these!
by tmanthegreat
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Vintage 1/32 Scale Monogram Jagdpanzer IV L/70 Rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 1443

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

Thanks Normandy! I was born a few years after those vintage Monogram kits were released and after I got into model building around 1988, I built mostly aircraft for years before getting more into armor over the last decade or so. I like 1/32 scale of those vintage kits as it goes with all my 21st an...