Thursday, November 23, 2017

I finally purchased a 1/35 scale Tamiya German 88mm

About a fortnight ago on 11 November I purchased a 1/35 scale Tamiya German 88mm Flak 36/37 from a visit to Metro Hobbies. It's a 55km round trip for me to visit their store in Box Hill now, but for that model at $29.99 it was worth it.

I'm in the process of editing a video all about just what this kit means to me, but in the meantime here is a shot of what I came home with that day.

Jeez, I love hobby shops.




  1. Wow... nice one.
    As a kid, that was the pinnacle of model kits. When I finally got it and completed it, I thought I had just finishe the most awesome kit a kid could have. Funny thing is, I didn't paint my kits back then since they were "molded in color" and couldn't understand why a friend of mine thought I was a total knucklehead!
    I still have the motorcycle rider from this kit somewhere. Been with me since '78 or so.

    1. Ah, that's so cool CharleyGnarly! I know, right?

      Check back tomorrow, you'll be interested in my next post and video, I promise you mate. Dave

  2. hey David....yeah, I can spend hours in a model shop. When I visit Melbourne I always go to Metro Hobbies which is near Flinders station I think on Swanston? There is also another hobby store near the train station where you go downstairs from the street.( forget the name ). I mostly try and source hard to get models from Moebius but they are few and far between. My greatest challenge is to find the Phoenix ship from the old cartoon show Battle of the if anyone in your subscriber list can help, would be greatly appreciated!...thx...Tony

    1. Hi Tony, Thanks for the comment. Sadly, the Metro Hobbies shop near Flinders Street station recently closed due to a rail tunnel redevelopment :( But the other downstairs one you mentioned, Hearns Hobbies, is still going strong.

      Best of luck with your Phoenix ship search :) Hopefully someone can help out? Cheers, Dave