Tank #2 M48A2 Patton

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So after 10 minutes I can tell you that I will probably never spend money on a Monogram model. This one is garbage. Poor molding, nothing so far is lining up cleanly and the details are crap.

Oh well. It was only $18



 

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Don't count out all Monogram models, some are quite good, just most of their armor kits are from the old, old, old (and I mean old) Renewal line that dates back to the 60's. For their time, they were probably the best around, but not so much these days.
 

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What are you going to do with all these little green men you're amassing ?


& where did you get that kit ?

The box-art would have scared me away good :eek:



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another cannon slinging tractor . . ..
.... you did smash the Spitfire didn't you , Ron .... ;)
 

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Not sure about the little green men....and the kit was on sale for less than $10 at Hobby Lobby. The art scared me away online at $29.99, but standing in the store looking at it for less than $10, I figured how bad can it be? LOL
 

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30 bucks !! ?? ::)


Definitely worth 10 .

Yeah , you were saying the Hobby Lobby near you didn't have much but the one I use keeps expanding it's model isle .
I never look for kits there , but I noticed an increasing number of Tamiya kits and more importantly , the pricing seemed really reasonable on the few kits I glanced over -- significantly reduced in price from what I had seen in the past .
I was wondering if it was just for Christmas , but it seems permanent ;D

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urumomo said:
30 bucks !! ?? ::)


Definitely worth 10 .

Yeah , you were saying the Hobby Lobby near you didn't have much but the one I use keeps expanding it's model isle .
I never look for kits there , but I noticed an increasing number of Tamiya kits and more importantly , the pricing seemed really reasonable on the few kits I glanced over -- significantly reduced in price from what I had seen in the past .
I was wondering if it was just for Christmas , but it seems permanent ;D

Cheers
Go on your phone to the Hobby Lobby website and they usually have a coupon there. I got it with a 40% off coupon. I generally order everything online. Occasionally I get off island for a conference or a meeting but rarely have time to stop anywhere. So I will just keep ordering online. :)
 

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Elm City Hobbies said:
This kit was re-issued about 6 months ago
Is the kit I got the re-released one? If it is, then that is just plain scary. No QC or QI.

:eek:
 

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Oh yeah ;)

I use the 40% off every time I'm in there .

I use them for art supplies -- paint , brushes , blades etc

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RKrebs said:
Elm City Hobbies said:
This kit was re-issued about 6 months ago
Is the kit I got the re-released one? If it is, then that is just plain scary. No QC or QI.

:eek:
If the picture you posted is from the kit you bought, then yeah, that is the re-issued kit. Kit was originally issued in 1959 I believe.
 

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Elm City Hobbies said:
RKrebs said:
Elm City Hobbies said:
This kit was re-issued about 6 months ago
Is the kit I got the re-released one? If it is, then that is just plain scary. No QC or QI.

:eek:
If the picture you posted is from the kit you bought, then yeah, that is the re-issued kit. Kit was originally issued in 1959 I believe.
Garbage I tell you. Tamiya may not be high end, but compared to this kit. :)
 

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That's what they were selling in '59 ::)

I guess they re-release it for nostalgia sake .

I bet the army-men look Krazy -- Post us a pic of the peoples ;D
 

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urumomo said:
That's what they were selling in '59 ::)

I guess they re-release it for nostalgia sake .

I bet the army-men look Krazy -- Post us a pic of the peoples ;D
I am guessing they found a stash at their local Salvation Army that nobody wanted and decided to sell them. :)

I will post pics as soon as my Seahawks are finished utterly dominating the Cardinals!!! :)
 

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I saw better looking men from the Army Men I ordered for $1.99 out of the back of the Marvel Comic when I was a kid. :)
 

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;D ;D

brings back memories .

That MG molded-as-one with the fig ::)


............ well , they didn't cheat you out of any flash . LOL
 

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You have a point there. :)
 

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They specialize more in plans kits. 1/48 and such. Most of those are quite good
 
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