Scale Modellers, lets talk :)

Its some passion too is the Scale Modelling, been doing this on and off since I was a kid, some Aero-modelling too, but that really is another story :slight_smile:

I’m an ex Biker, disabled now, so naturally I found I wanted to model Motorcycles, have built quite a few but as you see, still a lot in the stash yet to build … My Aircraft kit collection, its embarrassing, but not as much as it was 2 years ago, been thinning the stash for a while, far more selective in kit buying now … but still buying, its a disease … I tell ya :slight_smile:

This is my stash of Motorcycle kits still to be built, mostly 1/12 Tamiya, a few 1/6 ones, fantastic kits, but I’m going to need to live to be 200 to build them all, never mind my Aircraft kits!


I’ve bought more kits than I’ve built as well.
It got to the point where I had to take pics of them, with the third party detail add-ons, to remember what I had.

I spotted your Hasegawa 1/48 F-14A in your stash. I have the same kit, with extras.

This is the only MC I’ve got :wink:

The last five or so years I’ve been building flightsim controllers and simboxes instead :slight_smile: Really need to get back into scale modelling again. It’s a great hobby!
Problem is that I don’t have anywhere I could display the finished kits…


That seems to be the bane of all model builders.



Well spotted on the Hasegawa Tomcat kit box Troll, but its just there as, spares box for the Bike kits :slight_smile:

I do have the new Tamiya 1/48 Tomcat kit and oh my, what a masterpiece it is … totally exquisite kit.


Yeah, I’ve been oogling that one… But the Hasegawa has positionable flaps and slats, which is essential as I want to build mine on the cat.
Can’t understand why Tamiya didn’t offer that in their new kit.


Good point, probably build mine wings swept back for space saving considerations, ordered up a 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18F SUPER HORNET this morning along with the Tamiya 1/32 Birdcage Corsair, tacked on Tamiya’s 1/48 original boxing Fieseler Fi156C Storch (with 6 figures) that is hard to find in Europe now … bought from Plaza Japan, good company to deal with, got stung last time by UK Customs, it still works out cheaper if you are caught, but some do slip through the net, just takes a little bit longer.

Won a Kinetic 1/48 T2 Harrier today on Ebay too, really looking fwd to this one, gloss black she will be as per my air show vid :slight_smile:

I dont suppose you would be interested in selling that 1/12 GPz900R Top Gun kit Troll?

I was into aircraft modeling when I was in high school and college - 1/72 scale WWII and modern jets. I had about 25-ish built by the time I got my commission and the Navy started moving me around the world…yeah…IIRC they didn’t last more than 3 to 4 moves. My current spouse has purchased a few kits for me over the years…think they are in the garage…

…but now that we have a place to show our work…hmmmm.


Here is one I did earlier, HobbyBoss 1/32 IL 2 Sturmovik


Still hoping to build it one day… :wink:

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I built a Norton Commando by Tamiya once, that was a hard bike with the silicon wireloom :slight_smile:
I have a couple of vehicles to make atm a panzer 4 and a US M2 halftrack. Need to see what else I have next time I go in the loft :smiley:

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Tamiya 1/6 and 1/12 Suzuki Katana kits side by side, used to own the real bike back in 1984, did some amateur production racing with it too, great days and fun adrenalin filled times.

My Forum name B12 … if nobody guessed before, thats a Bike I owned too … Suzuki 1200 Bandit.


Oooh… That’s one I want to build, but haven’t got.

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What use have those hemispherical white lines in front of the cockpit?

Built a bunch of models in high school, sadly got too busy during college. The one I’m most proud of is a 1/72 space shuttle with boosters that I did for my high school senior project. Stands about 4 ft. tall. That project also included comparing a Space Shuttle flight simulator (Space Shuttle Mission Simulator) to the Full Fuselage Trainer in the Museum of Flight.

Managed to finish 1/20 Renault RE30b a little while ago. Currently building a 1/25 Datsun 240Z, but anther side project keeps sucking up all my time lately.

Got about 20+ aircraft models in my stash that I do want to build sooner than later. Recently went down a rabbit hole of model building Youtube videos and got a whole bunch of tools and weathering supplies, so hopefully it all starts coming together!


Kome … I think its some way to help measure a dive angle, not sure though, Stuka’s have similar side window markings.

Wondered too, but that’s how it was.


I have one of these sitting around waiting for the day I become something better than the world’s worst painter.


and for the day that I manage to gain some manual dexterity…


I used to hand paint (brush) all my models. Then I discovered air brushing. It is amazing how much better you can become.


maybe you missed my diagram concerning a game mechanic that looked like a boob, not what I was going for either, I’m just bad at this art thing in all mediums.


LOL. My models used to look like something Picasso did until I got an airbrush. :grin:


I’ll take Picasso any day over my Pierre Brassau’s

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