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Jom BORAK!!!
Silantra
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Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 06:44 PM UTC
borak apa sahaja.......anything...tak semestinya about model... (but political posting is not encourage...)

how are u fellas?? still in festive mood??

borak properly ok??
beachbum
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Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 07:15 PM UTC
Boss this is an excellent idea to get everyone involved. I don't know if its a good idea but maybe you could start some topics like "The best Model I ever built and why" under this Jom Borak thread. Sort of to get things going. Then when this topic goes lapuk or too slow or when somebody starts another so that the Jom Borak thread can be kept going. Just an idea though.

Really quite around herelah. I wonder where's everybody. Must be the Raya mood.
seelianglim
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Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 09:04 PM UTC
Hmm..well, my 'jom borak' topic is not what is my best model and why, but rather what is my 1st model..hoho..

I can still remember my 1st plastic model..It costs only Rm 1.00 (yes, 1 ringgit saja). It was a snap tite Harrier GR with peel off stickers from a japanese brand called Lotte . The scale is slightly smaller than 1/72 . It is really neat! The main gears can be rotated upwards into the gear bay. The bombs can be detached (because it is a snap tite model) . That time i was in Standard Lima..

sllim
seelianglim
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Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2005 - 09:06 PM UTC
Aiyah, lupa to add that the Harrier then became one of my favourite models. I think i had modelled around 7 or 8 Harriers liao..

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Valkyrie
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2005 - 12:26 PM UTC
Borak ye? Hmmm let's see what I can contribute here....OK how about 'my first time'? I took up this hobby when I was 11. It was during raya, coming back from a 'raiding mission' at friends' and teachers' homes. On the way home we diverted to the nearest departmental store (there were no shopping malls in BP in '85). My comrades bought some Japanese anime spacecraft models while I bought a Kalkitos (remember it?)

Several days later, coming back from sekolah ugama, I stopped by at one of the aforementioned friend's house and asking to see his completed model - which he kept underneath his bed(!). It looks quite well-done for a 11-year old...it got me hooked!

Later I went to the same store and bought a 1/144 scale Tomcat. Lacking cement, even multipurpose adhesive like Uhu, I use rubber glue! Needless to say, it's messy like hell! My second model, a 1/144 Foxbat is better, by using Uhu glue and I managed to understand the decal placement instructions!
beachbum
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2005 - 03:41 PM UTC
Welcome back Hairil as mentioned in my post over at "Status'. Haven't heard from you in a while. All is well I hope.

The first model. Aaah...such fond memories and much simpler if not cheaper times. My first model was the Airfix russian Stormovik some 30 odd years ago( I think that's how its spelt, been a while). I was so happy when I glued the 2 parts of the fueslage together and the propeller turned. Unlike poor Hairil I had access to cement glue but no paint. My favorite plane as a kid would be the Fairey Swordfish from Frog. Loved the floats.

I reckon the best model I ever built as a kid would be the Tamiya SAS jeep. It was a model that had I managed to paint with enamels rather than household gloss paint (before I knew about enamels) and I managed to "customize" it a bit. I always wanted to build a Harrier too, Lim but somehow never did get round to it.

I kind of liked my Tamiya Stug too which I built for the purpose of remote control tank battles (had wires attached to a crude control) where we tried to turn each other over. Still have it along with the SAS jeep after 30 years though they're more of a wreck.
Silantra
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2005 - 05:21 PM UTC
my first models is a sea harrier which i got as a free gift when my mom bought something which i cant remember....
it was molded in dark green and i dont know the scale...a bit smaller than 1/72 i guess.....but not as small as 1/144..
there was no decals but sticker...it was a snap tite model....so no glue required..but the part will fall from time to time...so i glue using UHU glue.......next i got another model which is a battleship (free gift from same product).........

and then during secondary school i got a vacumm form cesna model (dont know what scale but it was from Japan).... this is pre assembled only need decals..i got from my uncle who just got back from Japan....

then during university i hang out with car modellers....they have either die cast and tamiya's kit.....

then some of the ROTU dude bring a few modern jet to display at their room.........
my modelling was doom then...as usual..chasing chicks and in between jobs just after graduation..cant focus on modelling...no money..no kit la

only later on when i saw an apache in 1/48 scale at SOGO that i started to get back to this hobby


CK, do u still have the Swordwish?? i also love it....have one made by tamiya but sold to somebody a few years back
seelianglim
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2005 - 05:41 PM UTC
hi

My 1st painted model would be...the FRS Harrier from Tamiya.... Wah, so excited.That time i was already in Form 3. Can paint the pilot and the whole plane. Cant say that the paint job is anything to shout about.. Found out that brush painting white is a no-no!!.
That time, my favourite models would be those that can move,eg, the Tamiya's 1/24 battery powered cars or the 1/35 remote controlled Centurion. Do you all remember Fujimi's Mad Police Series of cars? Wah, so futuristic. Sometimes i would place a motor inside the helicopter (eg, Hughes 500 )to power the rotors.

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Valkyrie
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 12:27 PM UTC
Re: Zaidi's posting in 'Status Update' thread (about allowing visitors inside his modeling studio)

Roger that sir! I had a similar experience about 14 years ago. My model warships were kept inside an unused drawer of my old study table (I was doing A-Levels in Shah Alam at that time - so my mum put them there, amazingly without any damage (thanks, mum!))

So one day, during Raya all these kid cousins of mine came and when I was off beraya, they managed to get they hands on the models. When I get back, I found the ships missing. Later in the evening, I found them...in the bottom of the ornamental pool!

Another similar incident concerning (naughty?overactive?uncontrolable?) kids happened about 2 years ago (but not involving any model kits..strictly speaking). I was at my father-in-law's house when his nephew came to visit, towing his two kids. The eldest spied a toy Proton Wira (say, 1/12 scale) in the display cabinet and wants it. OK, it's pretty cheap (RM26), but obviously the owner (my father-in-law) cherished it by placing it inside the cabinet. Being a good grand-uncle, he allowed the boy to play with the car. However, instedad playing a toy car the 'usual way', this kid SAT on the car! He's pretty big for a 6 year-old and as can be imagined, the car is a total loss!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 12:36 PM UTC
Boss, last I checked at my parent's place I think only the fueslage and a bit of the wing survived. For some strange reason the back gunner is in my spare part box with me. The Frog kit wasn't that detailed as I remember but they were cheap like the Matchbox kits.

Always kena con by the great artwork in front of the box. You know what they say, a fool and his pocket money are soon parted especially if the fool is a modeller. In the case of old modellers, a fool and his paycheck is soon parted.

Lim I had the Tamiya 1/35 electric motor powered King Tiger and the Stug I mentioned earlier. The King Tiger despite its sloping armor always kena terbalik by my friend's T-34 due to the Tiger's high centre of gravity I guess.
Valkyrie
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 03:47 PM UTC
Influenced by boxart tang? You're not the only one! And i blame Mr Shigeo Koike for parting me and my money!
moJimbo
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 04:05 PM UTC

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Influenced by boxart tang? You're not the only one! And i blame Mr Shigeo Koike for parting me and my money!



what boxart are you guys talking about? which kit? any pics i hope....? i always love these arty things, especially old kit boxarts...
moJimbo
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 05:01 PM UTC
....what are the milestones in your modelling career (ahem!) ?

i can barely remember this but when in tadika i have this Heinkel 111 bomber, donno what scale but it was made of die cast metal, quite small really... but got all kemek from collisions with my collection of matchbox/corgi metal trains & cars... ha ha...

first model i assembled, when i was form 2, is a hasegawa 1/72 corsair II, cost me (well, it costs my dad) only RM18, and bought from the Great Wall supermarket in klang.... unbelievable....

during my days in MRSM, read quite a few books on WW2/modern weapons and history in the library.... so after SPM bought myself a Monogram Huey Hog- the first model i assembled AND painted.... with the house oil paints in little silver tins.... yuck!

when in A-levels i used some $$ from the JPA loan to buy more kits, and real modelling paints... usually tamiya items. in those days, tamiya kits were usually about RM50-RM80 only.... sheesh... anyway i started to 'diversify' into cars, bikes, armour, ships and even SF....

in UK i started to build my models 'properly' so got myself an airbrush with a can of compressed air. model shops over there sure stock A LOT OF models and other stuff!.... now i am REALLY nuts! he.. he.. he..

so back home in '96... changed my focus to armour and planes/choppers only.... the major problem then was WHERE am i going to put all these models and boxes!!??

...then i found the internet an invaluable modelling source. usually i go to HS, ML, TL or WW2MM as they have more pics and i did'nt bother going into the forums. then after i joined the forums in armorama.... it really helps a lot to have many friends all over the world (!) that share the same hobby ..but the best thing is knowing you guys at our community forum... did'nt realise a lot of us here as equally crazy...! ha ha...

... long live KakiModel (and armorama)...! we salute you all! cue slogan-rabbling stalin-era patriotic music... ....

:-) :-)
beachbum
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 06:08 PM UTC
I second all you have said Mojimbo. Looks like most of us have very similar humble beginnings which is unusual for a hobby considering all of us have such different backgrounds. Small kids just become big kids with a bigger budget.

I would love to show you some of the really old Airfix and Matchbox boxes but I'm afraid Mojimbo they have all become a victim of my Mum's spring cleaning. I used to have one of the original Airfix catalogue which I recently gave a old primary school buddy who I started modelling with. Sadly, he just buys and stocks models now without building them. Oh! I still have a just as old ESCI catalogue. They sure put a lot of effort into it coz it comes with some B & W WWII pics. Too bad they went out of business. Pretty good detail on their models even way back then.

I still have one Fujimi Chi-Ha tank (1/72) box with all contents intact from my Form 5 . Don't know if I'll ever get to fix it this 26 year old model.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 06:31 PM UTC

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I used to have one of the original Airfix catalogue ... I still have a just as old ESCI catalogue. They sure put a lot of effort into it coz it comes with some B & W WWII pics....

I still have one Fujimi Chi-Ha tank (1/72) box with all contents intact from my Form 5 . Don't know if I'll ever get to fix it this 26 year old model.



CK i bet those old catalogues are really priceless nowadays... can you bring some of them + some of the 'oldies' kits as well, when you come to our next s&t? i'll love to see them.... in fact, i'm drooling already ... oooo..

p/s: hey, how come we don't have any 'drooling' smileys?!!
seelianglim
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 06:42 PM UTC
Hello CK

[Small kids just become big kids with a bigger budget.]..Isnt that true!!!

Hey, do you actually know WHY you like make models? What is it with cutting it from the frame, assembling it then painting it and finally just display it that interest us so much?
For me then, models are just like toys, after pasang, then vrooomm, zoom, zoom.
Now it is a bit different, i like to dream being able to sit inside the planes that i had built, or drive the tank around and blast everything in sight....Hey, wait...it is same dream i had when i was small that time... :-)

Yes, everybody should collect those boxes. Most of the artwork on it are very nice. Thats why i keep most of my boxes ,but they do take up alot of space.

I had also built several 1/72 tanks from Fujimi. The tracks are kinda short and you'll to stretch them ALOT. Does the box show pics of several smaller dioramas being pieced together to show a big diorama ?
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 07:04 PM UTC

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..Hey, do you actually know WHY you like make models? What is it with cutting it from the frame, assembling it then painting it and finally just display it that interest us so much? For me then, models are just like toys, after pasang, then vrooomm, zoom, zoom.

Now it is a bit different, i like to dream being able to sit inside the planes that i had built, or drive the tank around and blast everything in sight....



lim, what you said was absolutely right. when i was at school, my 'cita-cita' is to be a pilot.... so bila tak dapat, jadi pilot model kapalterbang pun jadilaa.. ha ha.. :-) :-)


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...Thats why i keep most of my boxes ,but they do take up alot of space.



i cut the boxtop, and sometimes the box sides as well, and store them like a stack of large cards. if it's a beautiful piece of work (ron volstad's my fav) i'll send it to the frame shop.... so i can hang them on my museum walls someday... ha ha..
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 07:36 PM UTC
No specific box art jimbo, it's just that sometimes i bought a model because of cool boxart. I also used to drool (figuratively speaking) over model catalogues...I used to exchange catalogues between classmates who have Hasegawa and ESCI cats (I had Tamiya's back then)

Milestones? For me it would be like this

First model : 1/144 Tomcat (1983)

First decently completed model : 1/144 MiG-25 (1983)

First 'big company' or mahal (relatively speaking) model : Hasegawa 1/72 Fw 190D-9 (1985)

First warship model : 1/700 (?) unknown manufacturer King George V (a toy really as the forward secondary turret is replaced by the on/off switch! (1985)

First painted model : Tamiya 1/48 A6M3 Zero (1986)

First AFV Model : Hasegawa 1/72 Tiger 1 (1985)

First use of aftermarket part : 2003 - PE grills for Tamiya 1/35 Panther, jagdpanther, Tiger and Panzer III.

Most expensive project : (2004-still incomplete) Tamiya 1/350 King George V (RM199) + White Ensign Models PE Set (RM234)!

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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 07:55 PM UTC

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First painted model : Tamiya 1/48 A6M3 Zero (1986)

First AFV Model : Hasegawa 1/72 Tiger 1 (1985)

Most expensive project : (2004-still incomplete) Tamiya 1/350 King George V (RM199) + White Ensign Models PE Set (RM234)!



wow.. do you still have the zero and tiger 1? all my early models have gone to heaven already la
... in fact the earliest model that i still have is the tamiya 88, which i got in 1990....

my most expensive model is... mmm... i think the trumpeter sa-2 trailer and the DML karl morser, both for RM200 each... but i had my sights on the trumpeter 1/16 T-34 laa, which is at RM400! ... perhaps i'll buy them when MH has a 75% discount sale...! ha ha..

hey guys/gals... what is the most expensive kits (with or without AM) you ever buy (or got as a present - lucky you!!) ???
seelianglim
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - 10:22 PM UTC
[wow.. do you still have the zero and tiger 1? all my early models have gone to heaven already la]

I try to keep all my models, tetapi sometimes i do a spring cleaning, so my really X10 old models kena buang,eg, Matchbox's 1/72 wellington ,mosquito(which i wanna replace it with Trumpeter's 1/48 punya version).
Tidak apa, apa yang dibuang is replaced with one that is even more expensive.. .
My most expensive static model :Tamiya's 1/32 Tomcat (399.00).
My most expensive RC model :Hirobo's size 60 helicopter with Jetranger fuselage with all the upgrades..If beli baru, then 8K!! (but i bought it used at half price and even that in 2 installments)

1st 1/24 car : Tamiya's Toyota Celica 2800 GT
1st 1/35 tank : Tamiya's Chieftain Mk 5.
1st 1/32 plane : Hasegawa's Zero
1st 1/72 plane (using glue): Matchbox's Spitfire
1st 1/48 plane :Tamiya's Sea Harrier
1st 1/72 AFV : Fujimi's Panzer IV

Cant remember the year,coz me too blur liao

sllim
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Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 01:18 PM UTC
This is turning out to be a very enjoyable Borak. Only teh tarik is missing. Mojimbo if I make it to the next SNT I will definitely try to bring the ESCI catalogue. Memory kind of poor though so you'll have to remind me. Just the other day I spent 5 minutes looking for my belt in the morning only to have the Home Ministry point out that I already had it on. Mind you she was still groggy from just waking up too.

We should all observe a minute of silence for all our models that is now in Model Heaven........ such fond memories.

Wow Valkyrie I see you're quite into ships. Haven't used PE at all though for anything. Although I'm looking forward to using the PE skis that came with my DML Ski troop set.

Lim you're not the only one that daydream about sitting in built models. Sometimes I wish I drove a King Tiger in KL. No one will mess around with me and who cares about getting dents coz you never will. Parking in the basement could be a slight problem. Probably have to use my 88 to widen the parking bay. Talking about the 88 I could even use it to give my Boss car a new sunroof.

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Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 01:30 PM UTC

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wow.. do you still have the zero and tiger 1? all my early models have gone to heaven already la
... in fact the earliest model that i still have is the tamiya 88, which i got in 1990....
hey guys/gals... what is the most expensive kits (with or without AM) you ever buy (or got as a present - lucky you!!) ???



The zero and the tiger are in the great plastic boneyard in the sky... In fact none of my models built before 1999 survived, although I'd like to think that my 1/100 Valkyrie fighters given to friends should survive until today.

Most expensive without AM? For me it would be my 1/350 Tamiya Missouri, Bismarck and Musashi. The 'record' might probably be broken in the next two years if I buy Academy's 1/32 F-16C and F/A-18D
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Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 01:51 PM UTC

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...Sometimes I wish I drove a King Tiger in KL. No one will mess around with me and who cares about getting dents coz you never will. Parking in the basement could be a slight problem. Probably have to use my 88 to widen the parking bay. Talking about the 88 I could even use it to give my Boss car a new sunroof.



:-) :-) ha ha.. your wish is almost the same as mine la... don't need the 88, just give me a nice zippy 20mm to shoot the crap out of those #&^&* que-jumping drivers... ha ha ha...!

remember in US sometime ago? this guy mengamok by stealing an M60 tank and went on a rampage through the city... he was shot dead by cops climbing onto the tank...
Silantra
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Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 02:27 PM UTC
wa...this is fun!!!

2 pages already

me my self pun terpikir to drive a Ferret in KL.... small enough to drive in KL worst traffic jam...

but to own an 88 is really out of my scale...

my most expensive model so far is Tristar panzer 1...for more then rm240 which i get from internet.......such a small and less plastic for that price tag...gila
when my wife ask i said this is cost around rm40...see this kit is from HK., CHina...they dont do expensive kit...haha
so far wife know only DML is a good china (HK) kit...and she think japan company do make ripp off price kit...

and wait if i shoed here my new alpine miniatures fig...hahaha
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Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 02:56 PM UTC
My most expensive kits without AF are ... 1/32 Su-27 and 1/35 Karl Morser with Transporter. Each cost more than RM300! I nearly break my record recently with an offer from Model Victoria 1/35th Centauro at RM400. Phew! Thankfully I went dry after the raya break.