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Gun Grape
29 Dec 08,, 03:14
Decided that I am jumping back into model building.

But need some help.:redface:

There are no model shops withing 100 miles of here. I have a few (10) old models that haven't been built but need glue, paint and other essentials.

Have a local Hobby Lobby but about the only model paints they carry are for cars.

What I am looking for are good, reliable on line stores that i can order materials from.

One for paints and Evergreen/Plastistrut stock (are they are still in Business?).

I think I'll do a few ships and armor models

Also, being an old guy, I'm not very comfortable using my Visa card for on line purchases. Are there any problems with using prepaid visas (like you get at Wally World) for on line purchases? Someone told me that a lot of on line stores don't accept them.


Oh yea. Decided to do an easy model first. Wife got me the Revell Wright
Flyer. OMG its the same 1950s molding in a different package:mad:

Part numbers and right/left markings molded on the parts. Release pin marks all over the place.

Started fixing things but then decided that I would just have fun with this build. Wait till I get back in practice before I start obsessing over details like I use to.:biggrin:

GraniteForge
29 Dec 08,, 04:01
Decided that I am jumping back into model building.

But need some help.:redface:

There are no model shops withing 100 miles of here. I have a few (10) old models that haven't been built but need glue, paint and other essentials.

Have a local Hobby Lobby but about the only model paints they carry are for cars.

What I am looking for are good, reliable on line stores that i can order materials from.

One for paints and Evergreen/Plastistrut stock (are they are still in Business?).

I think I'll do a few ships and armor models

Also, being an old guy, I'm not very comfortable using my Visa card for on line purchases. Are there any problems with using prepaid visas (like you get at Wally World) for on line purchases? Someone told me that a lot of on line stores don't accept them.


Oh yea. Decided to do an easy model first. Wife got me the Revell Wright
Flyer. OMG its the same 1950s molding in a different package:mad:

Part numbers and right/left markings molded on the parts. Release pin marks all over the place.

Started fixing things but then decided that I would just have fun with this build. Wait till I get back in practice before I start obsessing over details like I use to.:biggrin:

I haven't bought from them online, but I used to deal with Squadron Mail Order (of Squadron/Signal Publications). They always had a great selection, and competitive prices on most items.
http://www.squadron.com/

What I do, generally, to avoid using credit cards online is this:
I make an online order, fill my cart, go almost completely through the checkout process, print two copies of the final cart order, then cancel the order. One copy of the printout gets filed, the other goes in an envelope with a check for payment. I have not yet had a problem with this method.

ace16807
29 Dec 08,, 07:35
Seeing as most online stores accept paypal as well, you could try using that. As for paints, I haven't looked lately. I have a local shop that usually covers all my needs. You should probably email nord about it if you want an expert opinion.

texasjohn
29 Dec 08,, 20:15
Your one stop shopping place!

http://www.testors.com/

When using their paints, I also stick to their thinners. They appear to work well together.They have the correct matt finish paints you need for military stuff too! Have fun:))

Dreadnought
30 Dec 08,, 15:07
Grape,
I'm of the older school as well and dont use my credit card for the internet. No garenteed security thus far but I do use a system called "pay-pal" its an older system and I havent used it much but it is reliable for purchases via the net and good security. I have a bunch of older models I put away long ago for when I find time. Unfortunately that time has yet to present itself. Maybe in the New Year. Good Luck.:)

gunnut
03 Jan 09,, 10:57
I thought Gun Grape is getting married again. I thought wow, Mrs. Grape must be a very understanding woman...:biggrin:

Gun Grape
03 Jan 09,, 23:13
gentlemen Thanks.

The son got a membership to "Club Penguin" for christmas and has been hogging the computer for the last couple of days.


TJ- I loved model master enamel pants when they first came out. But their acrylics didn't like my airbrush. Tamiya acrylics worked great though.



Gunnut - 2 wives? Good God man. I'm not a glutton for punishment. But I have thought about trying to talk the wife into sending for a 18yr old Philipino
girl. As a maid.:biggrin:

Dreadnought
09 Jan 09,, 15:23
gentlemen Thanks.

The son got a membership to "Club Penguin" for christmas and has been hogging the computer for the last couple of days.


TJ- I loved model master enamel pants when they first came out. But their acrylics didn't like my airbrush. Tamiya acrylics worked great though.



Gunnut - 2 wives? Good God man. I'm not a glutton for punishment. But I have thought about trying to talk the wife into sending for a 18yr old Philipino
girl. As a maid.:biggrin:

:))

Kernow
14 Jan 09,, 04:14
Tamiya models are by far the best, Revell is ancient as is Airfix.

robtmelvin
20 Jun 11,, 19:04
Gun Grape, you might also want to check out the following sites: Sprue Brothers, Free Time Hobbies, Mega Hobby. All three have great web sites, comprehensive, real time inventory, prompt shipping and excellent customer service. I have bought some stuff from Squadron over the years, but I find their shipping can be on the slow side compared to the sites I named, if that matters to you. I'm an older guy myself and after some resolving some reservations by asking around on the various forums I frequent, set up a paypal account to take care of my orders. Never had a problem and most of our vendors do take paypal.

Hope this helps some.

Bob

YellowFever
20 Jun 11,, 20:04
Wow....a necro

Not just ANY necro but in Gunny's thread even! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Welcome to the forum, newbie....damn, you got cojones...

robtmelvin
20 Jun 11,, 20:33
Being a newb here I've obviously missed something. I hope I've not committed a social faux pas with my post. Ok, I'll bite, what is a "necro"? And the signifcance of being a "necro" in Gunny's thread? If I have sined, may I be forgiven.

Bob

ArmchairGeneral
20 Jun 11,, 20:55
Being a newb here I've obviously missed something. I hope I've not committed a social faux pas with my post. Ok, I'll bite, what is a "necro"? And the signifcance of being a "necro" in Gunny's thread? If I have sined, may I be forgiven.

Bob

Note the date of the last post before yours. 2.5 years. It's a dead thread, hence, 'necropost.' Necroposts are generally frowned upon, unless you have a good reason for reviving a discussion- new developments, etc. In this case, for example, it's highly doubtful that Gun Grape is still in need of advice on where to get modeling supplies. Also, Gunny hates necroposts with unusual passion.

Anyway. Welcome to WAB. To avoid such faux pas, it would be a good idea to read the Forum Guidelines (http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/member-introductions/2232-forum-guidelines-revised-03-13-11-a.html) and the "Unofficial Survival Guide (http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/member-introductions/46580-completely-unoffical-wab-survival-guide.html)" threads, both of which are easily accessible at the top of the Member Introductions (http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/member-introductions/) sub-forum, where we highly encourage you to post an introduction thread wherein you tell us as much about yourself as you want and various members can welcome you and then derail the thread into a discussion of butter cookies and booze.

YellowFever
20 Jun 11,, 20:58
LoL...

Nah, melvin, you didn't commit any sins.

Just a lttle rookie hazing we sadistic members like to make the newbies endure. :tongue:

And the Gunny (Gungrape) is our unofficial necro cop. Necros being defined as any threads that are dormant for over 6 months that are brought back to life. :)

robtmelvin
20 Jun 11,, 21:29
LOL. Haze away. I've paid my dues arguing with the rivet counters over on modelwarships.com! Arguments about the importance to most of us that our radar arrays be exactly right for the 31st day of April, 1940whatever (yes, I know there has never been an April 31, I just use that to illustrate the point). I profess the heresy that for most of us this is a hobby and something we do for fun. If you idea of fun is obsessing over minute details, more power to you. But it isn't mine, and I suspect that goes for a large number of the members of that forum, and perhaps this one as well - I haven't been here long enough to form an opinion on that. I also argue that it is my money that bought a particular kit I'm building, and my time in building it. Thought I may not get the number of rivets or the radar array exactly right, or even employ some artistic license in the camouflage scheme used, it if makes me happy that is good enough. Also, I don't display my builds in museums, but rather in my office. I've yet to have a client say "Bob, your radar on the U.S.S. Laffey isn't right for the night she was sunk!" As to resurrecting a dormant thread, mea culpa. Didn't pay enough attention to the dates.

I'm still very much looking foward to being a participant here and I hope I can bring something positive to the table.

Bob

highsea
20 Jun 11,, 22:15
Don't worry Bob. The worst that can happen is a dead kitten or two, maybe a pic of SWMNBN.

dave lukins
20 Jun 11,, 22:37
Don't worry Bob. The worst that can happen is a dead kitten or two, maybe a pic of SWMNBN.

Tread carefully Bob. There is a certain Canadian female singer who's name must never be mentioned on WAB for fear of sudden death :biggrin:

USSWisconsin
20 Jun 11,, 22:50
http://www.billandwalt.com/store/Scripts/
I like this shop
Hobbylinc.com - Discount Hobbies up to 60% off (http://www.hobbylinc.com/index.htm)
and this one

YellowFever
20 Jun 11,, 23:07
Don't worry Bob. The worst that can happen is a dead kitten or two, maybe a pic of SWMNBN.

What are you talking about????

That's the best thing that ever happens around this joint. :mad:

bigross86
20 Jun 11,, 23:18
Okay, this one is for Yellow, because the thread was necro'ed

http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/attachments/world-affairs-board-pub/17433d1259482540-necropost-warning-necro-celine.jpg

View at your own peril...

Stitch
20 Jun 11,, 23:29
Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! Swmnbn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Save us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YellowFever
20 Jun 11,, 23:29
Thanks Benny.

Hmm...but you shouldn't have to hide it like that.

It's better for Bob to get fully exposed to SWSBN at the beginning of his WAB career.

Yes, even at the risk of a certain Canadian Colonel's wrath.

bigross86
20 Jun 11,, 23:32
No no, this is everyone's decision to make on their own. Bob can make his own decisions, I'm not gonna force them onto him

Julie
21 Jun 11,, 04:06
Yello....now stop scaring our new members, or I'll have to take you downstairs. ;)

Bob, feel free to start your own thread if you like, and share some pictures of your hobby creations. :) Also, if you have any questions, feel free to PM me. :)

highsea
21 Jun 11,, 04:14
...Also, if you have any questions, feel free to PM me. :)Just don't do it from the cemetary Bob, okay?

Seriously Bob, just take my word for it. Do it from the mall. A public place. Somewhere where there's a lot of people, you know what I mean?

Oh!

Uhhhh...Hi Julie! Umm, How's it goin?... :tongue:

Julie
21 Jun 11,, 04:52
Ha-ha....okay...it's gang-up on Julie night. :biggrin:

YellowFever
21 Jun 11,, 05:09
Yello....now stop scaring our new members, or I'll have to take you downstairs. ;)


...Still trying to decide if that's a good thing or a bad thing.....

All I know is that the last time Benny came up from downstairs, he had whip marks on his back and a gag-ball in his mouth.

Still he looked pretty hot in them tight g-string...

bigross86
21 Jun 11,, 08:23
First of all, I look pretty hot in whatever it is I'm wearing or not wearing at the moment, and don't you forget that.

Second of all, it's not "Gang-up on Julie" night, and I'm offended that you would think that. We've been ganging up on you for the better part of a week already!

robtmelvin
21 Jun 11,, 14:53
Yello....now stop scaring our new members, or I'll have to take you downstairs. ;)

Bob, feel free to start your own thread if you like, and share some pictures of your hobby creations. :) Also, if you have any questions, feel free to PM me. :)

Thanks, Julie, but I'm used to hanging out over on modelwarships forum. Being an iconoclast on the subject of absolute accuracy I've taken my share of flames over the years. I've gotten pretty hard to scare! I just finished Tamiya's 1/350 U.S.S. Fletcher and I'll try to post some pictures of this modest effort in the next day or two.

Looking forward to getting to know everybody here!

Bob

Julie
21 Jun 11,, 15:06
Thanks, Julie, but I'm used to hanging out over on modelwarships forum. Being an iconoclast on the subject of absolute accuracy I've taken my share of flames over the years. I've gotten pretty hard to scare! I just finished Tamiya's 1/350 U.S.S. Fletcher and I'll try to post some pictures of this modest effort in the next day or two.

Looking forward to getting to know everybody here!

BobLooking forward to it Bob. :)

YellowFever
21 Jun 11,, 19:08
Damn, where's the Gunny???

I hope SNSD comes up with a new album soon or Sarah Palin does something stupid again so he gets worked up enough to come back and make a thread. :biggrin:

Julie
22 Jun 11,, 00:45
Better yet, he's going to be pissed when he finds out yall jacked his thread !!! :biggrin: Yall are in soooo much trouble. ;)

YellowFever
22 Jun 11,, 00:54
S'ok, I got HD movies of Kpop videos and high resolution Celine pics I an bribe him with.

bigross86
22 Jun 11,, 00:56
Right. The only reason you have those is to bribe the Gunny. Riiiiight....

Gun Grape
30 Jul 11,, 22:47
Gun Grape, you might also want to check out the following sites: Sprue Brothers, Free Time Hobbies, Mega Hobby. All three have great web sites, comprehensive, real time inventory, prompt shipping and excellent customer service. I have bought some stuff from Squadron over the years, but I find their shipping can be on the slow side compared to the sites I named, if that matters to you. I'm an older guy myself and after some resolving some reservations by asking around on the various forums I frequent, set up a paypal account to take care of my orders. Never had a problem and most of our vendors do take paypal.

Hope this helps some.

Bob

Thanks Bob.

The youngins went wild while I was on vacation. You didn't "Necro". Your post contributed to the thread.

I also like Sprue Brothers. Not sure how Freetime hobbies will be now that they bought Pacific Front.

I saw your Battleship build over at the ship building site.

Please post some pics over here. There are a few of us TarHeels on the board that would like to follow your building of "The Showboat"

YellowFever
30 Jul 11,, 23:09
The Gunny........










............ain't what he used to be. :frown:

Gun Grape
16 Jun 12,, 06:41
I'm going to necro my own thread.

Just cause I don't know where to put this.

For all you model builders, have you checked out Sprue brothers in the last couple of weeks?

They bought out Great Models and have an excess of kits. They are selling them cheap. I got the Dragon 1/350 Gearing class USS Chevalier DD-805 for $27. Its going everywhere else for $50-58..

Its not just ships. Aircraft and armor on sell also.

http://store.spruebrothers.com/super-specials-c488.aspx


Mods I don't know of any policy about advertising. But delete this post if it violates board rules. And let me know, so I won't do it again.

Parihaka
16 Jun 12,, 07:46
I'm going to necro my own thread.
.

29421

Yes.



That's right.







It's a model zombie.