Faust

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  1. Faust added a post in a topic One big prize!   

    Thanks guys! 
    As to your question, Tony: They're actually a blast to build. Compared to smashing my face into old MPC kits, the precision of these new Gundam kits is amazing. 
    They're extremely high quality, the fit is excellent, and the ability of the kits to pose when done is incredible. They really are some of the very best engineered kits ever. To my mind, they blow away even a well engineered car or plane kit. People often ignore them as serious modelling subjects (at least here in North America) because they think they're "just toy robots". However, there's a lot to them that kit builders can really sink their teeth into. 
    If you see one cheap, grab it and give it a go; all the normal skills apply, and the instructions are easy to follow, even if you don't speak Japanese!
     
    Brian: 
    The Bearguy is an adaptation of an amphibious mobile suit called an Acguy. The head's different, but most of the rest is the same. The show that these kits are from (Gundam Build Fighters Try) is about groups of kids who build and customize Gundam kits and then fight virtual battles in a tournament. Sounds hokey, but it's well animated and there's lots of good robot-on-robot action! the original Bearguy was a girl builder's first attempt to customize a Gundam kit, and she wanted to make it cute. This one, the Bearguy F (for Family) has a little mini-Bearguy (known as a Petitguy) with it, that serves as a secondary combat machine. It's all very "out there", but cool in a cute way. 
    Hope that helps!
  2. Faust added a topic in All the Rest   

    One big prize!
    Just like in the now-classic Christmas movie “A Christmas Story”, I too am the recipient of a “Major Award”! While it might not be the hoped-for bowling alley, and it isn’t a leg lamp (kind of a shame, I know…) it is awfully cool.
    I entered the Gundam Mid-Year Campaign 2015, and was lucky enough to be a winner in the contest! I won a set of 20 (Yes, 20!) Build Fighters Try kits. While some might criticize the show as being a big commercial for kits, I’ll say this; it works! The kits are beautiful, right on par with any other Bandai offering, and getting a 17lb box of models in the mail is just freakin’ sweet.
    The only hard part was the waiting. I won in August, 2015, and just got these in the mail on January 26, 2016! Good things come to those that wait, I guess!
    Check out the box of awesomeness here:
    https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/gundam-mid-year-campaign-2015/
     
     
     

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  3. Faust added a post in a topic Matchbox M16 halftrack done!   

    Thanks, Ed!
    I'm amazed at the Matchbox armour; they are far superior to the Matchbox plane kits, that's for sure!
    Something about all 4 of those 50s blasting away does make me kinda giggle!
  4. Faust added a topic in All the Rest   

    Matchbox M16 halftrack done!
    One thing I like about modelling as a hobby is that it always gives me a chance to try something new. In this case, that’s building armour! I’m not really an armour builder by “trade”, but I do find tanks and fighting vehicles very interesting.
    I have been scared off by the complexity of armour kits in general, but then I found some old 1/76 Matchbox kits! With their small size and cool diorama bases, I figured I could get some practice on weathering and doing groundwork, all at the same time!
    So, here’s what is actually my second piece of armour in recent times, the old M16 “meat chopper” from Matchbox.  
    Please let me know what you think, and I’d really appreciate feedback since I’m new at this and would love to hear how to get better!
    Thanks!
    https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/model-kits/ships-and-tanks/matchbox-172-m16-halftrack/
     
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  5. Faust added a post in a topic When Badges go bad: Daewoo LeMans out of box   

    Wow. 
    I will admit that I've never driven one, but I've seen them rusting and sputtering and being towed away lots.  I'm amazed about the seats, Charlie. That's very impressive indeed! 
    Maybe it's a relative thing, Silvester? I find it hard to believe that a car like that could compete and win against things like Audis, nicer Renaults and even VWs for "car of the year"! Huh. I remember them being something of a laughing stock here. It may have a lot to do with the name, though. That car is NOT what people expected a "LeMans" to be. 
  6. Faust added a post in a topic When Badges go bad: Daewoo LeMans out of box   

    My Lord, Tom! You have the Hyundai?? Is it a Pony or an Excel? You sir, are a lucky man! What a pair. The loser car fanatic in me is turning green with envy. I do mean the seriously, as sad as it may sound.
    I never thought of trying to strip the clear sprue. I've seen that with red plastic though, now that you mention it. I should give it a go too, but I'd be worried about the clear fogging if that happened. Still, might be worth a try. 
    I'm amazed about anything Daewoo being worth more than a plugged nickel! We had a Daewoo dealership here in town, right near the University; perfect place, right? Cheap cars for students, etc. Nope. The cars sucked so bad they were in the shop more than on the road. It folded after a couple of years. I thought Daewoo was a dead name, and that Hyundai had bought them out. 
    Somehow, Uzbekistan seems to be a good place for these cars. They're basic and (apparently?) rugged-ish, so they're better suited to that environment that metropolitan North America!
  7. Faust added a post in a topic When Badges go bad: Daewoo LeMans out of box   

    Why do they have different names for different body styles? I've never understood that. 
    So it's a Belmont in England? Was it as terrible a car in England as it was here in Canada? They really didn't seem to like winter or road salt at all. 
  8. Faust added a post in a topic When Badges go bad: Daewoo LeMans out of box   

    Yeah, Joe, I think you're right. 
    At least the motor you get with the model is likely to run for a bit without belching black smoke! 
    I don't think there are enough parts of these left in the world to store in that box! 
  9. Faust added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    When Badges go bad: Daewoo LeMans out of box
    You know how, at this time of year, there’s a big push for “out with the old, in with the new”? Well, certainly you MUST have known that I would do just the opposite! 
    Just in time for New Years, then, I thought I’d treat everybody to a great remind of just how far we’ve come from some of our darker days in motoring history. Nothing makes the past look better than distance, but it’s still going to take a few years to make anyone miss,  pine for or maybe even forgive this horrible little toad of a car: The Daewoo Lemans!
    Remember when the great LeMans nameplate got stuck onto a horrible sputtering little Korean junkbox? If not, you will when  you check out the out of box like below! Have a peek, and be glad that, with each passing day, ever fewer of these things can be seen on the roads!
    Happy New Year!
    https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/model-kits/out-of-box-reviews/academy-124-daewoo-lemans-gse-oob/
     

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  10. Faust added a post in a topic Dinky Corporal Launcher - The Ultimate Christmas Present!   

    Oh man, that Pershing looks awesome!
    Nice!
    It would have been really cool if Dinky had made one of those, too. I know they made an Honest John, and I think Dinky France had some kind of drone launcher...
    Say, did anyone ever make a kit of the Lacrosse? 
  11. Faust added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    Dinky Corporal Launcher - The Ultimate Christmas Present!
    There’s always that one massive “mega toy’… the really expensive and complicated one that everybody wants, but almost no kid gets.
    When it comes to Military Dinky Toys from the 1960s, that title goes to Dinky No. 666, the Corporal Missile Transporter. As Britain’s first tactical nuclear weapon, this rocket system was a big deal, and Dinky made sure to commemorate it with a first-rate, and exceptionally expensive, toy.
    When I was little, I’d seen pictures of it in my uncle’s old catalogues, and wished he’d been more into military stuff. I figure’d that’d be the only way I’d ever get to see one. Well, my brother proved me wrong, and for Christmas a few years ago got me one.
    So, in the spirit of the Season, I thought I’d share one of the coolest Christmas presents ever, in any age.
    Have a great holiday, everyone, and remember: Duck and Cover!
    https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/cool-stuff/military-dinky-toys/dinky-no-666-corporal-missile-launcher/
     

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  12. Faust added a post in a topic Hitler's Ride - Ancient G4 out of box review   

    Wow. that' is nasty, and really, theft.

    That kit is everyting that's wrong with recasting. Essentially, it's forgery, and they even ripped off Marui's box art!  
    That's a pretty sad effort. Glad to have the original!
  13. Faust added a topic in All the Rest   

    Farpro Saiun - All done!
    Well, after a bit of time away to work on some other stuff, I managed to get back to the Farpro Saiun that I was getting closer to finishing.
    I can say that while the Saiun is a very attractive plane, the Farpro kit needs a bit of work to get it to do the real airframe justice. Still, with a bit of work and some patience, I think I got this old chestnut actually looking pretty darn good.
    I love to see what I can manage to do with an older kit. I like to see if I can make an old kit look like a new kit, or at least not look quite so out of place on a show table!
    Check out the fruit of my labour, and let me know what you think! Thanks!
    https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/model-kits/planes/farpro-172-nakajima-c6n1-saiun-myrt/
     

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  14. Faust added a post in a topic Hitler's Ride - Ancient G4 out of box review   

    No problem! It's one of those things that I am hoping, in my own small way, to help correct.
    No, TILT is completely unaffiliated with the Nazi party or their Sunday drives.  
  15. Faust added a post in a topic Hitler's Ride - Ancient G4 out of box review   

    Sad, but true. 
    So I guess Hogan's Heroes was just making sure they got there first, then, eh?