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by big_mike
Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Life, 3-D Printing and Everything
Replies: 4
Views: 1977

Re: Life, 3-D Printing and Everything

I've had the opportunity to travel to Hong Kong its an amazing place. I'm sure it loses some of it's allure/luster if you're working there but still I'd imagine it's fascinating. Welcome sorta back to the forum. There are Midways Dauntlesses still out there but they are getting a little scarce. Only...
by big_mike
Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Corgi 1/32 Mosquito "Amiens Raid" F for Freddie
Replies: 13
Views: 2788

Re: Corgi 1/32 Mosquito "Amiens Raid" F for Freddie

I don't collect much 1/32 but I wish I had had the money to get ahold of this one. I love the Mosquito and this piece is awesome. Congrats Snake.
by big_mike
Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: Good Trader Report - PART 2 - Post good Trade stories here!
Replies: 1270
Views: 299034

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

It was a real pleasure doing business with Coreyeagle. Couldn't ask for better communication or quicker shipping. Really pleased to have added this piece to my collection.

Thanks again Corey,
Mike
by big_mike
Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: How do you display your collection?
Replies: 25
Views: 10667

Re: How do you display your collection?

That's a very cool work in progress tman. My sister and brother-in-law have a place with high roofs and recesses like that. When I first visited I was envisioning what my stuff would look like with a pad like that. Turns out my vision and your reality aren't all that different.
by big_mike
Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: FOV 1/32 M60 Patton--Desert Storm?
Replies: 7
Views: 1625

Re: FOV 1/32 M60 Patton--Desert Storm?

As for cost I scan ebay for them regularly and they range from $40 - $100 over the past 6 months or so. There is currently one with no box buy it now for $49.99 and a boxed version for $80. I've only seen a handful on ebay in the last couple months.
by big_mike
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: Dollar General
Replies: 13
Views: 2423

Re: Dollar General

Wheels, there is a picture of it in the "RC King Tiger At Dollar General" topic in the Off Topic thread if your curious.
by big_mike
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: HPH models, fantastic models for a fantastic price
Replies: 5
Views: 2602

Re: HPH models, fantastic models for a fantastic price

Those models are amazing. I wish I could read a word on the site but just the same it is a feast for the eyes. I really like the variety of planes as well. I find the Dornier particularly interesting, partly because its something different. I do love the attention to detail in all of them.
by big_mike
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: ONE OF THE MOST RARE 1/18 P-51 Mustang EVER ?
Replies: 46
Views: 16561

Re: ONE OF THE MOST RARE 1/18 P-51 Mustang EVER ?

That engine is a cool piece of kit and would be really nice to display.
by big_mike
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: For you Gi Joe fans.
Replies: 7
Views: 1566

Re: For you Gi Joe fans.

That was very cool. I did play identify the piece of equipment and figure manufacturer/variant game.
by big_mike
Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:57 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: ONE OF THE MOST RARE 1/18 P-51 Mustang EVER ?
Replies: 46
Views: 16561

Re: ONE OF THE MOST RARE 1/18 P-51 Mustang EVER ?

Congrats SSFF! I guess this just shows that there are still some gems out there. And on top of that and even less believable that you can find said gems for a reasonable price on ebay of all things.
by big_mike
Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: anyone ever removed the engine from a 21c Tiger?
Replies: 15
Views: 1646

Re: anyone ever removed the engine from a 21c Tiger?

The "bunch of mk IVs" is like pouring salt in the wound or a stake to the heart, especially considering the lengths I went to to attain one at a reasonable price.
by big_mike
Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: anyone ever removed the engine from a 21c Tiger?
Replies: 15
Views: 1646

Re: anyone ever removed the engine from a 21c Tiger?

This thread is very cool and very depressing. I love seeing the engine out of the tank and then put into a panther. However I can't imagine having enough spares to just use them for parts. Much less having spares to begin with.
by big_mike
Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:38 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: two seat f-16..
Replies: 12
Views: 1555

Re: two seat f-16..

Kroll those Falcons are awesome not only is the 2 seater just about seamless but the paint jobs are spectacular. When you do get a chance finish the Hornet I for one will look forward to images. As it is I see a lot of work invested and an impressive result. Hope your little girl recovers quickly an...
by big_mike
Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: modern chinese armor: PLZ 05 155mm howitzer
Replies: 1
Views: 889

Re: modern chinese armor: PLZ 05 155mm howitzer

That thing is awesome! If it weren't for the fact that I'm currently saving for a Dauntless and eventually the 1/32 Phantom this would be right up my alley. Very cool find.
by big_mike
Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Both BBI Dauntless are now totally sold out
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Re: Both BBI Dauntless are now totally sold out

I hope this is a sign of good things to come. However I am personally concerned since I haven't been able to free up the money for one.
by big_mike
Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION
Replies: 699
Views: 143206

Re: New Merit 1/18 DAUNTLESS DISCUSSION

Thanks for the link BV. All the other photos I've seen with it look a lot darker and as I posted a bit earlier in this thread I was disappointed. However I am less so now and more sure that Midway because of its historical significance and decreased weathering is the way to go.
by big_mike
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: a custom RACING P-51 reminded me a sad crash ! RIP !
Replies: 6
Views: 2578

Re: a custom RACING P-51 reminded me a sad crash ! RIP !

I'm glad you enjoyed it. I used to peruse that site and http://www.warbirdregistry.org/index.html to see what planes have survived, which are still flying, which have been modified, etc. The real problem is it requires quite a bit of free time and patience.
by big_mike
Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: a custom RACING P-51 reminded me a sad crash ! RIP !
Replies: 6
Views: 2578

Re: a custom RACING P-51 reminded me a sad crash ! RIP !

There was one I believe called "Stiletto", I think it raced in the 80's. It's alot like the Galloping Ghost, ie tall tail, race canopy, and clipped wings. The other one I can think of off the top of my head is "Precious Metal". Again it is an air racing mustang so certain aspects are very similar to...
by big_mike
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: 1/32nd Scale -N- Smaller Forum
Topic: BIG NEWS! BBI will be issuing a repaint of the 1/32 F-4
Replies: 60
Views: 7332

Re: BIG NEWS! BBI will be issuing a repaint of the 1/32 F-4

This is awsome news. I've always loved the F-4 and although I'm primarily a 1/18 collector I've always wanted to pick up one of these. Never seen one for a price I can justify so I think this might be a must have.
by big_mike
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: My custom works and paint jobs
Replies: 32
Views: 8655

Re: My custom works and paint jobs

Wow your detail work is amazing. I am one of the board members with no artistic skill so I am just dumbfounded. The repaints on the figures with the G4 are remarkable they really standout. And don't get me started on the U-Boat that thing is mind-blowing on another level. Welcome back. Looking forwa...
by big_mike
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: a custom RACING P-51 reminded me a sad crash ! RIP !
Replies: 6
Views: 2578

Re: a custom reminded me a sad crash ! RIP !

I remember when that accident happened I was greatly saddened for the loss of life. And the enthusiast in me was sad for the loss of such a beautiful plane. I've never had the chance to catch an air race in person but they appear exhilirating and dangerous. Unfortunately on this occasion it was more...
by big_mike
Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/20 scud launcher
Replies: 22
Views: 1312

Re: 1/20 scud launcher

It's definitely cool. Are all the different missile systems included in one kit or are they all individual vehicles?
by big_mike
Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:56 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: facebook hot deals and new items
Replies: 33
Views: 3079

Re: facebook hot deals and new items

Sounds like it might be informative or at least interesting. Looking forward to it.