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Re: Latest Acquisitions:

Postby BlackSheep214 » Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:07 pm

BlackSheep214 wrote:Hmm. Must've waited too long and everything was picked over by now. Now find them on eBay. A lot of folks buy them then sell them for 2 or 3 times the amount they paid for at Ollies. :bored:



Quite a few already on eBay. Car kits anywhere from $19.00 up to $34, Rigs going upward to $40 - $60 when Ollies were selling them for $19.99 each. :bored:
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Postby Duke Maddog » Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:16 pm

Okay, here's my latest acquisitions, all from the San Diego show.


First are my two raffle prizes. I got these for putting my tickets in the Miscellaneous box, hoping to get a ship or two. Instead, I got these:


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Those were taped together back-to-back. Good backups for me.


Next were these True Color Paints:


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I don't expect to be using these as they are colors for cars as you can see here:


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Maybe someday I'll find something to use them on. However, I'll happily sell them to anyone who wants to shoot them on their cars.


I still have two other sets of True Color Paints that were won in raffles. None of them were anything I would use either, but I do still have them.


Moving on,. I saw this old classic and had to have another one:


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I plan on checking to see if the French, the Canadians, Australians or British used these. That way I can add this to the collection under one of those flags.


The last thing I got for $30.00 was this kit:


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However, there are two kits in that box. The previous owner had bought the two so he could open both bomb bays on his Stealth, that left him enough parts to build two kits, which are both in that box. Now I can build two Stealth bombers and use the kit decals one one and the special IPMS Nationals decals on the other.




That's all for now. I have two other vehicles coming in soon I hope. I'll post them later.
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Postby Stikpusher » Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:44 pm

Mark, the T34 Calliope launcher was strictly a US set up. Of course you can leave it off and make the tank as a standard M4A1 gun tank in any user’s colors.
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Re: Latest Acquisitions:

Postby BlackSheep214 » Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:17 am

I'd like to see what the colors look like.
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Re: Latest Acquisitions:

Postby Medicman71 » Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:04 am

Nice scores Mark! Get LOTS of putty for that B-2. I've heard it's a beast.
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Postby LyleW » Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:12 am

Medicman71 wrote:Nice scores Mark! Get LOTS of putty for that B-2. I've heard it's a beast.


Second that! I still have a bit lieft over. Get some bondo red, squadron green if you have any, tamiya gray, PPP white. You can have a party of colors. .

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Postby Duke Maddog » Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:23 pm

Stikpusher wrote:Mark, the T34 Calliope launcher was strictly a US set up. Of course you can leave it off and make the tank as a standard M4A1 gun tank in any user’s colors.



Thanks for that Carlos. Good to know. I may still build it as a US tank again; maybe try some different markings. We'll see.

Medicman71 wrote:Nice scores Mark! Get LOTS of putty for that B-2. I've heard it's a beast.


I already know. This ain't the first B-2 I've built. I still have my own five gallon bucket of filler from that and the Armageddon armored train I built. Thanks Lyle for posting the pic of my bucket. LOL!

Blacksheep, I don't know how I'd show you the paints. I'll see if I can paint some sample dots.
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Re: Latest Acquisitions:

Postby Duke Maddog » Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:09 pm

I did a small job and after filling the tank with gas, I had enough to buy these two so I did


Both of these are Aoshima and in 1/72 scale:


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Re: Latest Acquisitions:

Postby keavdog » Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:24 pm

Cool vehicles Duke!
When I heard Kitty Hawk was going out of business I grabbed these. I have one more kit on the way from them

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Re: Latest Acquisitions:

Postby Stuart » Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:13 am

Great score Guys!

Stikpusher wrote:Careful now, the better looking ones tend to have an outtie instead of an innie in a terrible case of false advertising! :giggles: Working patrol on Sunset in West Hollywood is an enlightening experience :shocked:


That made me laugh - it reminded me of that bar scene in Crocodile Dundee!
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