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by tmanthegreat
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 Me163B-1
Replies: 113
Views: 29992

Re: 1/18 Me163B-1

Normandy, I’ve got a really random question for you: What type of cutting tool did you use to cut out the cockpit area on the ME-163? I’ve got a Dremel, but most of the saw pieces I’ve got for it are too big for that space... Just curious!
by tmanthegreat
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 Me163B-1
Replies: 113
Views: 29992

Re: 1/18 Me163B-1

Great work so far on your ME-163 Normandy... And I see your Bachem Natter in there too 8) I’ve still got to get to my ME-163... Either that or my Bachem Natter are the next kits on my list after I get done with Aracula’s Jagdpanzer IV. Thankfully I’ve not been furloughed and am still going into my c...
by tmanthegreat
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Replacement parts wish list
Replies: 48
Views: 1746

Re: Replacement parts wish list

Nice job, Normandy! BTW, I just got some miscellaneous parts from Battleground toys, including the allied tool sets, a German MG-42, etc. The quality of the tooling exceeds a lot of what 21st did and is significantly better than what one gets with the resin casting process. 3D printing is really the...
by tmanthegreat
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: FOV rouses itself from slumber...!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 6985

Re: FOV rouses itself from slumber...!!!

Speaking of FOV, my local Hobbytown USA store got in their new Jagdpanther and Jagdtiger models. I did not get the Jagdpanther as my old one from 2004 is still my favorite and the new model was not a significant improvement over it, but I did get the Jagdtiger. It is a significant improvement over t...
by tmanthegreat
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1:18 Panzer I project
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: 1:18 Panzer I project

Order placed! I swore I wasn't buying any more 1:18 models until I built a few more of my backlog. I still have one of your Kets, a 222, Tiger II and Nathan's Komet to build, not to mention all my customs and repairs I have sitting around. I just couldn't pass up the good deal. Thanks! I placed my ...
by tmanthegreat
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1:18 Panzer I project
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: 1:18 Panzer I Ausf. F project

Grunt1, Very cool on the Panzer I kit! I sent you an email about placing an order for this last night. I’m definitely interested. Ive got an excellent model of one in 1/30 scale and we need more early war/Blitzkrieg era tanks in 1/18 8) https://i.postimg.cc/8c4FH4bQ/F76130-C9-6-AAE-437-D-9-F5-B-94-F...
by tmanthegreat
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Replacement parts wish list
Replies: 48
Views: 1746

Re: Replacement parts wish list

What about sets of the pioneer tools found on many German tanks? I’m thinking along the lines of those seen on the 21st Panzer IV. Parts like the fire extinguisher, spare track parts, a track tension adjuster, a jack fastener, a gun cleaning rod, a shovel, an axe, a crank, and other tools. I’m worki...
by tmanthegreat
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Even Finland had Hurricane's
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Re: Even Finland had Hurricane's

You’ve done some spectacular work on your 1/18 Hurricanes, Aracula. This Finnish one is no exception!
by tmanthegreat
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Marauder WW2 1-18th
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Marauder WW2 1-18th

The Marauder WWII figures are excellent :D I got a complete set of the of the Russian and British figures through the kickstarter, but haven’t gotten anything else yet. Back in the day, I got a ton of the 21st, BBI, and FOV 1/18 figures, so it’s been hard for me to justify getting more US, German, a...
by tmanthegreat
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1:18 VW
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: 1:18 VW

Those VWs are looking good, Normandy :D
by tmanthegreat
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: W.I.P. Winter Tiger
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: W.I.P. Winter Tiger

Great work, Axis :D
That looks so much more realistic than the 21st Winter Tiger!
by tmanthegreat
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: (Somewhat) New American Diorama figs
Replies: 17
Views: 724

Re: (Somewhat) New American Diorama figs

Those figures look like junk and what the heck is up with their rifles? If you need good WWII figures, just track down some of the old 21st or BBI figures or get some of the new Marauder Task Force WWII figures.
by tmanthegreat
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: How To Make Easy Realistic Looking Tracks
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: How To Make Easy Realistic Looking Tracks

Thanks for the tutorial, Picklehaube :D

This will be helpful when I eventually get to the tracks on the Jagdpanzer IV kit I’m working on.
by tmanthegreat
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Star Wars Combat Assault Tank
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: Star Wars Combat Assault Tank

If you’re into the Star Wars vehicles, this tank is one of the best Hasbro has made to date. It’s as well detailed as any of our 1/18 tanks were back in the day with a full interior, opening engine, rolling treads, cargo crates, etc. It’s a toy/model of the Imperial Assault Tank seen in the spinoff ...
by tmanthegreat
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: FOV rouses itself from slumber...!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 6985

Re: FOV rouses itself from slumber...!!!

Well that kind of stinks. Then again, I have been collecting premium 1/30 scale models that cost 3-4 times as much as the FOV ones, so I guess it’s not as big of a deal... I just hope that for all the new improvements and higher price point that FOV retains good quality control and doesn’t become li...
by tmanthegreat
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter
Replies: 135
Views: 27284

Re: Marauder Task Force WWII Kickstarter

A few quick pics of my Marauder Task Force WWII Russian figures. I also got the British troops, but haven’t put them together yet. I will need to get examples of the USMC, US Army, German, and Japanese figures eventually. The MTF WWII figures are very nice through and through 8) https://i.postimg.cc...
by tmanthegreat
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Jagdpanzer IV
Replies: 66
Views: 8892

Re: Jagdpanzer IV

Aracula, your Jagdpanzer looks great 8)
I stalled on building mine, but your pics inspire me to get back into it!

BTW, do you have any spares for the gun lock part for the L/70 version? Thanks :D
by tmanthegreat
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: What does the wife really think about 18th ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1114

Re: What does the wife really think about 18th ?

Axis, I’m really sorry to hear your wife passed away and glad she was so tolerant of your collections. Personally, I’m single and have my own house that I can put what I want in. My former girlfriend really liked my collections and was supportive of my hobby. She often likened staying in my house to...
by tmanthegreat
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Forum Threads
Topic: 1:18 Natter reference pics
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Re: 1:18 Natter reference pics

Thanks for posting these, Normandy!
by tmanthegreat
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Calibre Wings 1/72 B-58 Hustler
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Calibre Wings 1/72 B-58 Hustler

I’ve been wanting a 1/72 B-58 for quite some time. This could be a neat 1/72 offering 8)
by tmanthegreat
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 21st Century 1/32 plane defects
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: 21st Century 1/32 plane defects

Seeing this thread almost made me laugh because it’s been a foregone conclusion for many years now that the 21st Century products in nearly all their scales were continually dogged by quality control issues for the entire production run :lol: Still, I find it telling that other companies that mass-p...
by tmanthegreat
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1:12 Figures
Replies: 15
Views: 932

Re: 1:12 Figures

Those are really nice-looking figures! They come across like smaller iterations of the premium 1/6 scale figures. I have a lot of 1/12 (6”) scale figures and vehicles from the Star Wars Black Series line. It is a good scale for figures (they’re large and detailed, but not too large) but larger vehic...
by tmanthegreat
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Pickelhaube's Consignment Corner
Replies: 18
Views: 982

Re: Pickelhaube's Consignment Corner

I’ve had the HO-229 model you built for me hanging up in my study/man cave for years now... It is still in great shape and looks impressive :D
by tmanthegreat
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: P-38 nosegear
Replies: 1
Views: 414

Re: P-38 nosegear

This is an age-old issue :wink: You have to push the strut inward a little to release the locking mechanism and it should then pull back into the landing gear bay.
by tmanthegreat
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: What's going on with the forum? Nov 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2678

Re: TESTING, 1,2,3 - WE ARE BACK!

Except for my avatar, the new site seems to be working on my end, but it sure is different! Then again, when we had basically the same formatting since 2004, it was time for an update :D