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by tmanthegreat
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Re-Vamping the King Tiger ?
Replies: 7
Views: 171

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: 4
Views: 91

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: 7
Views: 171

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: 32
Views: 5237

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: 508

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: 750

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: 750

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: 953

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: 953

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: 32
Views: 5237

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: 32
Views: 5237

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: 103
Views: 13915

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: 7971

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 - Full Prototype Pics - 11-23-20
Replies: 33
Views: 7301

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: 2029

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: 1060

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...
by tmanthegreat
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Area-21 news
Replies: 33
Views: 4429

Re: Area-21 news

Apparently Hobby Boss has gotten ahold of either 21st C. or Admiral molds as their Me 262 and F-86 are reported as repops from pre-built molds similar to the FW 190A series from the Merit molds. I've seen the sprue trees from the 262 and agree as it's quite simplified and has the same incorrect sin...
by tmanthegreat
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Vintage 1/32 Scale Monogram Jagdpanzer IV L/70 Rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

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

Thanks C44! I’m not familiar with the article you’re referencing, however, I have heard that the vintage Monogram Jagdpanzer IV kit came with the options to make either the short-barrel L/48 version or the long-barrel L/70 version. Historically, the Jagdpanzer IV L/48 series, which was in production...
by tmanthegreat
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Vintage 1/32 Scale Monogram Jagdpanzer IV L/70 Rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

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

We need some more activity in the 1/32 scale forum! Anyways, I thought I’d share some pictures of a recent project where I repainted a vintage Monogram Panzerjaeger IV (Jagdpanzer IV) kit. I purchased the kit as a built model a couple years ago, but never warmed up to the builder’s original paint jo...
by tmanthegreat
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Area-21 news
Replies: 33
Views: 4429

Re: Area-21 news

Hard to believe it’s been 20 years since 21st Century Toys released their Xtreme Detail line and 12 years since the company folded! In October 2000, I was in my first semester in college and was on a weekend trip up to Sacramento, CA. There was a Toys R Us near to where I was staying and I figured I...
by tmanthegreat
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1:18 Panzer I project - Full Prototype Pics - 11-23-20
Replies: 33
Views: 7301

Re: 1:18 Panzer I project - New video 8-06-2020

You’ve gone the extra mile with those tracks, Grunt1! Amazing work 8)
by tmanthegreat
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Area-21 news
Replies: 33
Views: 4429

Re: Area-21 news

Glad to see you check back in here, TKO! I’ve still got my 1/18 scale collection and surprisingly over the past 12 years since the demise of 21st, my collection has continued to grow, albeit a bit more slowly. There is a part of me that still misses those days of hunting through every Walmart in my ...
by tmanthegreat
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1:18 Flak 38 - Fully painted 9-3-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 2029

Re: 1:18 Flak 38 - Remastered

That looks great, Grunt1! I’m interested in ordering a kit of the revamped Flak 38 when they’re ready... I want to make a 1/18 scale setup similar to my 1/30 scale K&C Flak 38 gun and crew.

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by tmanthegreat
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Any Updates On The Injection King Tiger ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1722

Re: Any Updates On The Injection King Tiger ?

At first I wasn’t sure what you were talking about, Picklehaube, but now I remember that thread from 2018 where that one time member Skorzeny was proposing to make an injection-molded King Tiger tank. Nothing ever came of it from what I saw, so I guess he never got enough orders to make a go of it. ...
by tmanthegreat
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/32 A-26?
Replies: 10
Views: 1741

Re: 1/32 A-26?

Axis, I think the 1/18 ME-262 kit is basically an unbuilt version of the old 21st model, which was generally accurate. Hopefully they fixed the canopy hinges. But Hobby Boss does have a lot of accuracy issues. I’ve built both their 1/18 FW-190A kits and from wrong paint guides and markings to inaccu...