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by big_mike
Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 SIDEWINDER IS HERE!!!!!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 4116

Re: 1/18 SIDEWINDER IS HERE!!!!!!!!

The Sidewinders itself is pretty cool. The real story however is that room and that collection. I'm very jealous but I have to thank you because I have yet another photo to remind my girl that my collection is reasonable.
by big_mike
Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: long time lurker..!st post.
Replies: 17
Views: 945

Re: long time lurker..!st post.

If you need a starting point for the de-spotting of the spotcat I'd check out the customs thread. There are quite a few different posts there about customs and projects. I also know there are quite a few people here with a wealth of experience you can draw from. If you have a reasonable skill level ...
by big_mike
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: Salvage Yard
Replies: 186
Views: 93737

Re: Salvage Yard

I am looking for a bbi F-18 underwing hard point like those used for bombs and fuel tanks, as well as 1 bomb. Thanks.
by big_mike
Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION
Replies: 699
Views: 132707

Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

As if I wasn't confused enough to start with. I am only allowed one Dauntless. I initially was leaning Midway, then I took a 2nd and 3rd look at the Coral Sea, and now I have a third unknown version to possibly contemplate. I definitely want one but I'd kick myself if I got an S1 or S2 and the third...
by big_mike
Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: long time lurker..!st post.
Replies: 17
Views: 945

Re: long time lurker..!st post.

Welcome Walt. From one former long time lurker to another.
by big_mike
Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION
Replies: 699
Views: 132707

Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

I've been planning on waiting for the Midway as the Dauntless I buy. I can't afford both and based on the concept drawing they used to promote I was psyched. Of course I know the art is always slightly different than the paint master and so on and so forth. But I can't help but feel a little disappo...
by big_mike
Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 SR-71 black bird ....
Replies: 6
Views: 753

Re: 1/18 SR-71 black bird ....

This thing is freakin awesome and huge.
by big_mike
Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: My Photo-Edited 1:32 Focke-Wulf Red 19
Replies: 10
Views: 990

Re: My Photo-Edited 1:32 Focke-Wulf Red 19

Awesome photo Karl. Thanks to the guys in the forum I just recently discovered TM here in Orlando. Found this same FW as well as some cool 1/18 soldiers. Maybe one of the coolest discoveries were some 1/35 models of scout cars, panthers, and swimmwagens for $5. BTW this is my first but most likely n...
by big_mike
Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/16 vs 1/18 tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Re: 1/16 vs 1/18 tanks

The majority of my collection is 1/18. But I broke down and bought a 1/16 King Tiger a couple months ago. I don't use it much but it is kinda cool to drive it around, scares the hell out of my poor dog tho. That being said I prefer my 1/18 stuff and the KT dwarfs just about all of it. For the time b...
by big_mike
Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: WHERE IS JSI?
Replies: 38
Views: 3424

Re: WHERE IS JSI?

As a fan of the Tomcat I am thankful JSI made it. I know the QC issues were rampant but all in all I'm happy with my spotcat. The paint hasn't bothered me to the extent I've bought an airbrush. And although sagging after 2 years on my flight deck she is still supported only by her original gear. I'm...
by big_mike
Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 Pershing tank found (sort of)
Replies: 64
Views: 11300

Re: 1/18 Pershing tank found (sort of)

I was wondering about the hobbyraw site. I'm considering buying a KT from them, but I don't know anyone who has dealt with them yet. And I searched google for any reviews or feedback and came up empty. When your Pershing arrives would you mind letting me know what you think of them? Thanks much.
by big_mike
Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:34 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: F-14 GE F110 & F18 F404 Exhaust Nozzel
Replies: 70
Views: 16437

Re: F-14 GE F110 & F18 F404 Exhaust Nozzel

Thanks Nathan, that should set me on the right path. I'm sure they'll be awesome once they're completed.
by big_mike
Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: F-14 GE F110 & F18 F404 Exhaust Nozzel
Replies: 70
Views: 16437

Re: F-14 GE F110 & F18 F404 Exhaust Nozzel

Nathan just got my nozzles in the mail. These things are huge, they don't even look like they'd fit. Really excited to start this project. Just wondering do you have any paint suggestions? This is my first project since high school which will require paint so I figure a little advice couldn't hurt.
by big_mike
Wed May 23, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Post all JOE SCALE discussion here...read first post
Replies: 49
Views: 30828

Re: Post all JOE SCALE discussion here...read first post

As a kid I don't think there was a Joe I didn't have. Unfortunately god knows where they are now. I was considered buying a Killer Whale a couple months ago but stumbled on an affordable Jolly Rogers Hornet. I loved the Night Force version that and the Skystriker were cool as a kid. Looking at it no...
by big_mike
Sun May 20, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: F-14 GE F110 & F18 F404 Exhaust Nozzel
Replies: 70
Views: 16437

Re: F-14 GE F110 & F18 F404 Exhaust Nozzel

Put me down for a set of 14's. Don't think I'm up for dismantling my 18 tho.
by big_mike
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Flying into the 21st Century! 21st Century Toys
Replies: 26
Views: 2123

Re: Flying into the 21st Century! 21st Century Toys

What I wouldn't give for those prototypes, especially the A-10. Had they lasted another couple years who knows what might have been.
by big_mike
Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Post all JOE SCALE discussion here...read first post
Replies: 49
Views: 30828

Re: Post all JOE SCALE discussion here...read first post

I came to the realization that a lot of what I collect now stems from a childhood interest in militaria spurred on by what else than G.I. Joe. My love of the SkyStriker kindled a love of the F-14 hence my Jolly Rogers Tomcat. Which I have parked on the deck of my U.S.S. Flagg next to the 30th annive...
by big_mike
Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: JSI F14 Jolly Rogers Special Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 2467

Re: JSI F14 Jolly Rogers Special Edition

And here I thought I was the only person with such a love for the poor ole spotcat. It was my first "expensive" piece and remains my favorite. BTW if someone comes along and is looking for information on the battery issue again there are some helpful videos on youtube. I can't think of them right of...
by big_mike
Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: 1/32 B-17 in the works
Replies: 9
Views: 5180

Re: 1/32 B-17 in the works

Wow those 2 are awesome. I might need one of each, altho I can hear my bank account and other half grumbling. So far I only collect 1:18 stuff and haven't built a model in 15 years due to nerve damage in my hands but these might be must haves.
by big_mike
Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Display cabinet - finally got one...
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: Display cabinet - finally got one...

That 88 is fan-f**king-tastic. I'm primarily an aircraft enthusiast but I have to keep my eye out for one of those now.
by big_mike
Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: F-14 GE F110 & F18 F404 Exhaust Nozzel
Replies: 70
Views: 16437

Re: Your opinion!! F-14 GE F110 Exhaust Nozzel

That piece is awesome. They'd look great on my Cat.
by big_mike
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: what was the first
Replies: 68
Views: 7956

Re: what was the first

Motorworks Tiger I, followed within the week by 2 BF-109s, 2 P-38s, a panther, and a P-51.
by big_mike
Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:36 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: TBF articulation and repair question.
Replies: 3
Views: 1331

Re: TBF articulation and repair question.

Thanks fw. I wasn't sure what to do with it, just depressed me right out of the box. Got some ideas of my own finally but I think you might be on to something. Will post on my progress.