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by tmanthegreat
Tue Apr 16, 2024 10:06 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 German Leader's car Mercedes G4
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: 1/18 German Leader's car Mercedes G4

I’ve seen a real Mercedes G4 Staff Car that was authenticated as having been used by Adolph Hitler during the Polish and French campaigns in WWII… It’s on display at the Lyon Air Museum, located at the John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California. (Britt/P-51 will be very familiar with this museum). ...
by tmanthegreat
Tue Jan 23, 2024 5:38 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Big Daddy Missile launchers
Replies: 2
Views: 849

Re: Big Daddy Missile launchers

I got one of those off Amazon several years ago, thinking it would be like the elusive PTE missile launcher truck. These were junk and unable to hold a figure. Back in 2021 I was able to get the PTE truck from M&C Toys in China (along with the PTE A-10 and SU-27) and it is a much larger and far supe...
by tmanthegreat
Tue Jan 23, 2024 10:46 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: My Kubelwagon , 251 PAK And HUMVEE
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

Re: Just a late bit of trivia...

...about the 21CT Kubelwagon...I remember reading (possibly in this forum) that the molds for the Kubel were destroyed in a fire along with the 1/18 Spitfire molds...Kubelwagons still pop up on ebay at fairly reasonable prices (as opposed to Spits, which are usually offered up at ludicrous asking p...
by tmanthegreat
Wed Jan 17, 2024 2:59 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: How big should 1/18 scale aircraft get?
Replies: 32
Views: 16594

Re: How big should 1/18 scale aircraft get?

Going back to the 2009-2010 era, I think the JSI F-14 demonstrated the limits of 1/18 scale aircraft… Granted there were issues with JSI, their quality control, and materials used to construct the model like weak plastics, but the model is massive and unwieldy and hard to do too much with. I have bo...
by tmanthegreat
Sun Jan 07, 2024 12:39 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Opinions on World Peacekeeepers Military Patrol Buggy?
Replies: 3
Views: 982

Re: Opinions on World Peacekeeepers Military Patrol Buggy?

thanks Tman, I can always count on you for good advice. It's a shame that all the great BBI toolings from years ago are going unused. The Elite Force line is still continuing but it a much more toy like form. Why not re-release some of these old toolings instead of making toyish, awful new ones? Th...
by tmanthegreat
Sat Jan 06, 2024 7:36 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Opinions on World Peacekeeepers Military Patrol Buggy?
Replies: 3
Views: 982

Re: Opinions on World Peacekeeepers Military Patrol Buggy?

Andy, I saw these in person when they were at Target and Toys R Us stores nearly a decade ago. It’s kind of a joke compared to the awesome and accurate FAV BBI made 20-something years ago… Pic is of my BBI Desert FAV. If you can find the older BBI version, that’s definitely the one to get. https://i...
by tmanthegreat
Tue Dec 19, 2023 9:55 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Merit 1:16 Scale M-ATV MRAP Vehicle!
Replies: 11
Views: 8523

Re: Merit 1:16 Scale M-ATV MRAP Vehicle!

I’ve never measured it… Packed away now, but it’s definitely bigger than 1/18. 4” figures (as opposed to the 3.75” FOV Bravo Team figures in my old pics from 2015) scale better with the vehicle. For a time I had some of the Joy Toy USMC figures in the Merit M-ATV and they looked more to-scale. Like ...
by tmanthegreat
Mon Dec 11, 2023 11:01 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: My Kubelwagon , 251 PAK And HUMVEE
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

Re: My First Kubelwagon

Nice job, Matthew! And this is your first Kubelwagen repaint? I thought you’d done one already, but maybe I’m thinking of those covers you made for the vehicle a while back… Either way, it surprises me that 21st never re-released this model after it initially came out in the first wave of their XD v...
by tmanthegreat
Mon Dec 11, 2023 10:23 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Hasbro Haslab GI Joe Classified 1/12 Scale Cobra HISS Tank
Replies: 1
Views: 1010

Hasbro Haslab GI Joe Classified 1/12 Scale Cobra HISS Tank

While not 1/18 scale, I had to share some pics of the new 1/12 (6”) scale GI Joe Classified Cobra HISS tank model 8) https://i.postimg.cc/Y90LLqcL/IMG-2148.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/SjFnP6nc/IMG-2158.jpg This came from a crowdfunded Haslab project and was definitely worth backing, the wait to get it,...
by tmanthegreat
Mon Nov 20, 2023 4:29 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Lafayette Poole and Audy Murphy Armor
Replies: 9
Views: 1447

Re: Lafayette Poole and Audy Murphy Armor

You know, when I see the title of this thread, I keep thinking it has something to do with that fiasco from 17-18 years ago with that scammer who went by the screen name Audie Murph…

Nevertheless, fantastic work on those tanks, Pickelhaube 8)
by tmanthegreat
Thu Sep 28, 2023 11:28 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Jagdpanther 1:18
Replies: 3
Views: 1353

Re: Jagdpanther 1:18

Beautiful work, Normandy!
by tmanthegreat
Thu Sep 07, 2023 4:23 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 Jagdpanzers
Replies: 5
Views: 1517

Re: 1/18 Jagdpanzers

I’ll back up Aracula here and say his Jagdpanzer IV kit is great :D As with all custom resin-cast models of this type, it takes some time and skill to complete, but comes out looking good. This is my Aracula Jagdpanzer IV L70(V) kit that I built back in 2019/2020: https://i.postimg.cc/BnKvYQpB/8020-...
by tmanthegreat
Thu Aug 31, 2023 2:19 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Are Joytoy's Darksource and Battle for the Stars figs made up?
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Re: Are Joytoy's Darksource and Battle for the Stars figs made up?

The Joy Toy Warhammer figures are certainly quite elaborate! Not quite my cup of tea personally, though I do rather like the WWI German look of the Death Corps of Krieg figures… The Corvus Believe Infinity figures have piqued my interest given their futuristic, but grounded, sci-fi military look. Th...
by tmanthegreat
Tue Aug 29, 2023 1:46 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Are Joytoy's Darksource and Battle for the Stars figs made up?
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Re: Are Joytoy's Darksource and Battle for the Stars figs made up?

Aferg, I think those Joy Toy figure lines are either made up or correspond to a Chinese graphic novel or comic made to go with those toy lines. A lot of interesting sci-fi/fantasy figures there. In addition to the Warhammer line, Joy Toy also has a Corvus Belli Infinity war gaming themed line of fig...
by tmanthegreat
Thu Jul 20, 2023 5:56 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: RC Plane Talk
Replies: 372
Views: 271671

Re: RC Plane Talk

B-29, so you’re that guy all over the 1/18 groups on Facebook with the B-17 :wink:

You have done some amazing work on your RC B-17 conversion project and your model is stunning :D
by tmanthegreat
Tue Jun 20, 2023 6:54 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Power Team Anti Aircraft Missile Vehicle
Replies: 4
Views: 1575

Re: Power Team Anti Aircraft Missile Vehicle

I’ve got one of those SAM trucks myself, Aferguson. I got mine from M&C Toys in Hong Kong around 2 years ago, but still haven’t opened and displayed it. The truck is indeed a nice vehicle and is well scaled to the figures. I need to break it out sometime!
by tmanthegreat
Sun Jun 18, 2023 9:16 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18th Spitfire Repaint (Andrew Mamedoff)
Replies: 7
Views: 1900

Re: 1/18th Spitfire Repaint (Andrew Mamedoff)

Fantastic work, Warbird Kid :D

Your Spitfire is looking great so far!
by tmanthegreat
Wed Apr 19, 2023 9:23 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 M274 Mule - M-40 Recoilless and M2HB 50 cal add-on kits
Replies: 5
Views: 1752

Re: 1/18 M274 Mule - Vietnam

That Mule looks fantastic! Would go great in any Vietnam diorama 8)
by tmanthegreat
Fri Apr 07, 2023 9:44 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1:18 Airwolf Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 2068

Re: 1:18 Airwolf Kit

YT wrote:
Tue Apr 04, 2023 11:37 am
I hope you receive your Airwolf. The producer is questionable to put it mildly.
Thanks YT. That’s not good to hear…
by tmanthegreat
Mon Apr 03, 2023 2:36 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1:18 Airwolf Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 2068

Re: 1:18 Airwolf Kit

Nice! Glad to see these kits are getting out… I ordered one of the built/painted versions coming eventually.
by tmanthegreat
Thu Mar 16, 2023 9:33 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Joy Toy 1/18 WWII Soviet Infantry Review?
Replies: 6
Views: 1269

Re: Joy Toy 1/18 WWII Soviet Infantry Review?

I’ve got a set of the Joy Toy Soviet Infantry and German SS troops but have yet to open them. I also have the Marauder Task Force (MTF) WWII figures as well. That said, the Joy Toy figures are closer to 3.75” or 1/18 scale and are noticeably shorter than the MTF figures. Those are 4” figures, so kin...
by tmanthegreat
Wed Mar 15, 2023 4:43 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: Turretless Tiger I Recovery Vehicle?
Replies: 2
Views: 1071

Re: Turretless Tiger I Recovery Vehicle?

I’ve not heard of this, but then anything seems possible, particularly when it comes to German armor in WWII… It is known the Germans made a Bergetiger/Ladungsleger Tiger variant with a large boom and winch mounted to the turret of a Tiger I tank, though there’s apparently been some debate about whe...
by tmanthegreat
Tue Feb 07, 2023 10:15 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 Scale Wittman's 007
Replies: 20
Views: 3313

Re: 1/18 Scale Wittman's 007

Fantastic work, Picklehaube 8)

I remember from quite a few years ago Jnewboy making various custom Tigers by combining the 21st and Bravo Team models. You model looks very impressive, especially for only two days work!
by tmanthegreat
Thu Dec 29, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: WTF happened to the price of Star Wars figures?
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Re: WTF happened to the price of Star Wars figures?

Not sure how much they are selling for in the US but in Canada, 3.75 inch figures are selling for $24-27 each. What???? I remember several years ago when they went up to $10 I was ticked off. I will NEVER buy one at that price or anything even close to that price. Yeah… Long gone are the days when ...
by tmanthegreat
Thu Dec 15, 2022 11:34 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: The New XL-15 is Great!
Replies: 6
Views: 1717

Re: The New XL-15 is Great!

That's pretty neat looking Tman, what did it cost? I could see a cool looking Luft'46 custom made out of that. :) Normandy, it was $69.99 + shipping. Expensive, but cheaper than a lot of similar sized Star Wars ships have been as of late. It’s generated some buzz on some 1/18 scale-themed Facebook ...