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What the postman brought today ....
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 10:58 PM UTC
This is what the postman/woman/person/non-gender specific/thing brought to my today, not a model but some books about the SOG in Vietnam, some truly amazing stories that will make the hair stand up on the back of your neck!

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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 05:18 PM UTC

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You've got the '31 Rolls on your current build list, how is it going?



The Rolls, on my workbench, is the 1931 Phantom, not the Phaeton
It's semi assembled and ready for primer. Will start a post, as soon, as I start priming.
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 12:52 PM UTC

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Great combo on the Untouchables Damian! It would be interesting to see inside the box.
It is was sort of depressing to be reminded that I had first seen that movie 33 years ago. Where has all that time gone

cheers
Michael



The years are definitely flying by the older we get mate!

I will get some contents shots and post up here later today. It's a pre-loved kit with some parts off the sprues, but a quick peek tells me I'm going to have some fun! The chrome sprue for the Roller with those fine spoked wheels looks really nice, which is a relief because they will be a highlight on the finished build.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 10:04 AM UTC
Great combo on the Untouchables Damian! It would be interesting to see inside the box.
It is was sort of depressing to be reminded that I had first seen that movie 33 years ago. Where has all that time gone

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:39 PM UTC
Thanks Jesper. I always loved the movie, Sean Connery is one of my favourites. The box art is great too, I wish it was in a bit better condition.

You've got the '31 Rolls on your current build list, how is it going?

Cheers, D

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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 07:25 PM UTC
Great buy's D. Love the box art, on the untouchables kit. The two trucks will look awesome bone stock or light custom.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 04:06 PM UTC
Well it seems like I've got ALL of the Chevy kits for sale here, so I had to go and buy this to satisfy my styrene cravings!



Oh, hang on, I found this as well

to go with this one (already in the stash) and give me an excuse for another Chevy dual build!


Now, if only I can find a '57 Stepside to go with the '57 Cameo, then I can do a Monster Quad Build!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 10:23 PM UTC

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Interesting that they have taken 11 parts out of the street machine kit. Obviously to make it more lightweight!



Probably all of the brake components, who needs to slow down?

I didn't pick that up, I will check and report back.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 05:24 PM UTC
Interesting that they have taken 11 parts out of the street machine kit. Obviously to make it more lightweight!
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 06:44 AM UTC

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Nice pair D.


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A nice Stock/Street dual build in the making!


And we do like your double builds Looking forward to it.



Ditto!
Gabriel
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 04:42 AM UTC
Nice pair D.


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A nice Stock/Street dual build in the making!


And we do like your double builds Looking forward to it.
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 01:26 AM UTC
D,
Two more kits in your Chevy column. Nice choices.

joel
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Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 10:33 PM UTC
Way too long between posts from me!
This one arrived a couple of days ago -


to go with this one that has been sitting in the stash for a while now -


A nice Stock/Street dual build in the making!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020 - 05:18 PM UTC
Great additions Jesper, more classic heavy metal!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020 - 04:55 PM UTC
Nice finds Jesper. I like the Starliner. Anything with two engines has got to be a bargain. As for supporting the local stores, I have done a bit of that since we re-opened in June. Though it does mean I have bought stuff I will probably never build.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020 - 02:46 AM UTC
Jasper,
Nice find, especially that Duster. Saw a few of them back in the days, and they sure held their own on our "local drag tracks". Looking forward to your build of it.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020 - 02:23 AM UTC
When I was on vacation, in the southern part, of Denmark, where I visited the wonderful town of Svenborg. A shop, with mainly interior/exterior paint, has a small corner, with artist stuff. In that corner there is an even smaller corner, with model kits. There was a fair amount of AMT end a few Revell kits. I could have found them cheaper on-line, but I opted to support a small shop that actually stocks model kits.
Two kits came home, with me.

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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 06:54 PM UTC
Excellent buy Michael. An almost infinitely amount of figures and dio stuff, to be found in this scale.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 01:19 AM UTC
Michael,
Should be one great build for sure.

This pandemic is just killing international shipping. I'm being forced to use UPS or Fed Ex by Spot Models of Spain which $28 (Fed Ex) and $44 (UPS) for 1 pound but it's 4-7 days.

My last Spot order via their PO to USA PO took 7 weeks, now I understand it's even worse.

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Posted: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 12:47 AM UTC
Very nice kit Michael, excellent choice. I saw one built up on one of the forums a couple of days back and it really looked good!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, July 20, 2020 - 09:20 PM UTC
My entry for the Dream campaign arrived today after a lag of two and half months. I had ordered it from HobbyEasy in HK but they gave up waiting for a flight to NZ so sent it by ship.

This would be a lot of fun to take for a spin.


A couple of months and I can start, assuming I finish that Porsche.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2020 - 04:21 AM UTC
Wow, those cabinets look amazing David. The heat, from the halogen, will be a problem, but a replacement should be easy to find. So many LED options out there.
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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 05:48 PM UTC
They are really beautiful cabinets David, and even better that they have such significance! I'm sure you will have a lot of fun and a touch of pride as you refill them!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 12:01 PM UTC
Thanks Joel. It was the first one I put in.

Just had a thought on the Big Rigs GB. There were three models that he built and displayed. The Challenger I, the Revell 1/96 Constitution, and the Kenworth W-925 from the TV show Movin' On. I know the AMT kit is available and Modeltrukin.com has updated reprints of the original decals.

I think I'm going to build the Big Rigs I have already before the GB and then the KW as the GB build.
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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 09:27 AM UTC
David,
Those are magnificent display cabinets for sure. And having your Dad's model front and center will always keep him in your thoughts.

Joel