Another order from HLJ, or MY GOD I NEED HELP!

01-28-2003, 06:14 AM
Ok, so I'm addicted......

But I'm tring to be good, but somehow another order has been sent off to HLJ........

How can I stop this maddness?

Is there a support group out there? (AF just makes me want to buy more stuff, and more stuff and and and and .....)

You can see below the extent of my problem! :devil:

GNZGM02 Gundam Marker: Gray (Fine-tip for panel lines) (Gundam Marker) 1 00488367
GNZGM03 Gundam Marker: Brown (Fine-tip for panel lines) (Gundam Marker) 1 00488367
MCLDC-21 MP4/8 High Tech Decal & Photo-Etched Parts 1 00488367
S27DC544H McLaren MP4/4 High-Tech Decals (Studio 27 Original Decal) 1 00488367
S27DC545H McLaren MP4/5B High-Tech Decals (Studio 27 Original Decal) 1 00488367
S27DC546H McLaren MP4/7 High-Tech Decals (Studio 27 Original Decal) 1 00488367
S27DC549H Ferrari F310B High-Tech Decals (Studio 27 Original Decal) 1 00488367
S27FP2435 Porsche 956 Grade Up Parts 1 00488367
SAK3015 Wheel Center Lock Nut 2 00488367
SAK3017 Sift Lever A 1 00488367
SAK3061 Toggle Switch B 2 00488367
SAK3064 Warninig Lamp A 1 00488367
SAK3065 Warninig Lamp B 1 00488367
SAK3069 Computer Connecter Thick 2 00488367
SAK3217 Antenna Set G 1 00488367
SAK3219 Antenna Set F 1 00488367
SAK3223 Antenna Set D 1 00488367
SAK3225 Air Valve 1 00488367
SAK3227 Air Jack Valve 1 00488367
SAK3230 Bonnet Hook 1 00488367
SAK4453 Hex Flange 0.95mm 1 00488367
SAK4459 Hex Flange 1.2x1.8x2.1mm 1 00488367
SAK4463 Hex Flange 0.7x1.2x1.5mm 1 00488367
SAK4498 Hex Bolt Set 2 00488367
SAK4499 Hex Bolt & Nut 0.9mm 1 00488367
TAM24260 Enzo Ferrari (Sports Car) 1 00488367
TAM74041 Electric Handy Drill 1 00488367
TAM87030 Masking Tape 6mm w/Dispenser (Finishing Materials) 1 00488367

Just wait untill the wife sees this box :rolleyes: Well it should arive this week..................:flash:

exhaust smoke
01-28-2003, 06:40 AM

Actually, the stuff you want is mainly the small Sakatsu stuff, so it's not that bad. I'm currently waiting for 4 orders to arrive from HLJ. They are taking so long and really getting me stressed. I'm hoping to get a deluge of kits in one go. Just out of interest, I've ordered:

Fujimi Honda Civic (Tohge)
Modellers round light lens set
Fuj Yokohama Model 7 wheel set
Tamiya Ferrari Enzo
Fuj early Silvia Veilside
Fuj CR-x
Tamiya BMW 320i

WHEN WILL I GET THEM??????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !:cry: :aug2: :machinegu

01-28-2003, 06:49 AM
Thats just what's comming in this shipment.........

I also have on back order:

FUJ08206 Porsche 911 Carrera RS `73 (Enthusiast) 1 Backorder 00480596

GNZGM01 Gundam Marker: Black (Fine-tip for panel lines) (Gundam Marker) 1 Backorder 00486951

S27DC486C Porsche 956 "SKOAL" 1984 LeMans Decals (Studio 27 Original Decal) 1 Backorder 00486951

I am also thinking about adding a 1/12 Tamiya 312T and a Caterham DBR...........

Oh shit, there goes the credit card limit :D

01-28-2003, 07:14 AM
i been wanting to place a hlj, hobby search, supplies order for the last 2 months, but i ts going to be over $300 usd. .. damn credit cards!..

need to save up.. got to get a house soon

but so tempting..

cars....... .. hmm...... house

01-28-2003, 07:33 AM
The AF effect!!!:D

01-28-2003, 08:00 AM
THey should make a X-files episode on the 'AF effect' :D

01-28-2003, 09:01 AM
Don't come on AF, its the only way you won't make those orders... You just see other people's and want to buy more :( I just bought 5 kits last week!

01-28-2003, 10:08 AM
I'm glad I'm not the only one who suffers from this disease! We need :help:!!!

exhaust smoke
01-28-2003, 11:12 AM
Jesus, put one of the caterhams on there and your credit limit will be exceeded!

I have to say that I am really tempted to get one of those, but they're pretty pricy! Got to be Tamiya's most detailed car kit.

01-28-2003, 11:13 AM
flyonthewall - :D

01-28-2003, 11:46 AM
I have just finished the JPE Caterham and I can say I was not as impressed as with the 1/24 kits. Fit of some parts to the chasis is not good at all and all those bloody tiny screws. It does look good but maybe my expectations were too high due to it being a Tamiya and 100.

primera man
01-28-2003, 05:26 PM
"posts email off to Fooesboy wife"

:finger: :finger: :finger:


01-28-2003, 09:40 PM
My dad controls my HLJ disease, he makes sure I don't get addicted, you know what he does? He doesn't let me touch his credit card! :rolleyes:

01-29-2003, 02:19 AM
Originally posted by exhaust smoke
Jesus, put one of the caterhams on there and your credit limit will be exceeded!

I have to say that I am really tempted to get one of those, but they're pretty pricy! Got to be Tamiya's most detailed car kit.

@ Exhaust smoke,

I already have the cycle fender special (the carbon pattern is very good, it will look soooo seeexy with the polished aliminum), and it will be my next 1/12 kit, as soon as I finish my Renault RE-20

@ Integra818,

I have my own credit card........... maybe that's the problem!

@ P Man,

Keep my wife out of this!....... I tell her it only costs a little bit! :flash: :sun: :flash:

01-29-2003, 03:08 AM
i have been placing many orders on HLJ as well, about 5 orders in the last 2 months, but theyre mostly detail parts and mooks. you guys need to learn some self control, it was hard for me but you just gotta learn to hold off the urge to get every new kit that comes out. now i only buys kits that i MUST have, not kits that i want, they gotta scream BUY ME!!!!!! literally.

exhaust smoke
01-29-2003, 03:49 AM
While we're on the subject of HLJ, has anyone experienced an order cock-up from them??

I was waiting for my first order (out of four), and it came yesterday. I was pretty sus at the size of the box as it was only a Fujimi 1/24 kit, wheel set and a set of lights from Modellers. Opened it and they got the lights right, but gave me a Nissan S-14 Silvia and a Nissan 240Z!!

How they got that wrong I don't know.

Has anyone had a similar problem? How do they sort it out??

01-29-2003, 03:56 AM
I heard from anime mode people that they mixed up MANY orders during and after the holiday season.
You write to them, and ask if then want the wrong items to be shipped back at their expense.
Usually, they tell you to keep those kits, and they'll send you the right items.
If so, you just got free S14 and 240Z. :)

exhaust smoke
01-29-2003, 04:30 AM
Thanks Hiro!

I had heard the myths about the mixed up orders before, and that they allow you to keep them as a courtesy.

Anyways, I emailed them telling them of their mistake, and I await their reply (probably tomorrow). I would keep it in mind to tell them I would charge the shipping to them, if they want them back. Hehehe.

Keep you posted.

exhaust smoke
01-30-2003, 04:44 AM

Got home from work last night and two orders from HLJ arrived at once and were waiting for me. Got my long awaited Ferrari Enzo, Early Nissan Silvia Veilside and Honda CR-x.

The Enzo is a beautiful kit, which I am planning to do a real proper job on. I want to put Carbon Fibre all over the neccessary parts. One very small point in the manufacturing of this kit is that seeing how extensively Tamiya went into the detailing of this kit, by providing opening panels, they did not provide an opening trunk/boot on the front. Possibly because there was no detail to show off, but it was be nice to be able to open everything!!

The Veilside Silvia was great, loads of spare parts for me spares box!! Another little moan was that the wheels looked a bit on the small side!!

Pics when I get started!!

01-30-2003, 04:55 AM
@ Exhaust smoke,

Where are you located???

HLJ sent this order the day after yours was sent.......... Does that mean I will get it today???????????????

Ohhh, I just might wet myself with excitement!!!!!


exhaust smoke
01-30-2003, 05:07 AM
@ Fooesboy

I'm based in the UK.

Proceed to wet yourself!! It's a great kit!! The instruction manual in like those you find in Tamiya's 1/12 F1 kits!

I was reading the manual on the train to work thinking to myself that if there were any modellers on there at the time, they'll think the kit was in the shops already when it's not here!!:hehehe: :hehe:

01-30-2003, 05:16 AM
Originally posted by exhaust smoke
@ Fooesboy

I was reading the manual on the train to work thinking to myself that if there were any modellers on there at the time, they'll think the kit was in the shops already when it's not here!!:hehehe: :hehe:

You are EVIL ! :evillaugh

Looks like I will have to go home after work instead of going to town!!!!

exhaust smoke
01-30-2003, 05:20 AM
Very EVIL!!!:devil:

Yup, socialising is out of the question, the Enzo awaits!!

01-30-2003, 05:24 AM
No socialising !, I have to go to town to pick my wife up!!!!!!!

If I go home first I can clear away the evedence!

exhaust smoke
01-30-2003, 05:30 AM
Sounds bad!

I know what, why don't you convert her into a modeller? That'l solve all your woes!

I'm between laydeez at the mo' all I have is 'her' in my avatar. She doesn't complain when I spend money on models and not her!!:hehehe: :hehehe:

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