Monday, January 25, 2010

Military Hobbies

Randy from Fidelis Models and I stopped by Military Hobbies, 138 E Taft Ave, Orange, CA 92865 today. We got there only 5 minutes before closing time but Lindy was nice enough to do work even after the work hours.

While there I picked up a Anigrand Craftswork Piasecki VZ-8 Airgeep in 1/72nd scale. The kit retails for $48.85, but again, Lindy was nice enough to cut 10% off the price. It is a resin kit of a small flying vehicle that the US Army developed in the late 1950's. This kit makes either the prototype or the first test vehicle. Eventually the Army dropped the program because helicopters were the winners in the air transport competition.

While I was there shopping I ran into a couple readers of this blog and we shared some vehicle collection stories. It is always great to speak to folks who read the blog and even more interesting to talk hobby stuff with a couple good guys.


David said...

It was great to see you Mike. Hopefully I can make it over sometime to see the progress on the Berlin buildings etc.

Bunkermeister said...

David, glad to see you are reading the blog, tell all your friends!

Good to see you too, this shop is so much better than it was a few years ago before it was sold.