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New Stuff This Week!!!
M8/M20 Armoured Car Stowage Sets #1 & #2
Listed Under USA WWII
New Sherman Sets Here!
#14 (Firefly) #15 (CW Sherman III DV) & #16 (Easy 8)
After years of putting it off and starting over, it was a huge project but here are the StuG III and IV Sets... 10 Sets For Tanks, and a variety of concrete armour.
StuG's Are Complicated and Have sooooo many versions...
I tried to make them fit as many hulls as possible... So here is the general breakdown.
Stug III Sets #1-2
Fit Dragon hulls with no Engine Vents
Stug III Sets #3-5
Fit Dragon & Tamiya Kits with Engine Vents (Vertical or Horizontal)
Stug III Sets #6
Fit Dragon Stug III F8
Stug IV Sets #7-9
Fits All Dragon & Tamiya StuG IV Kits
Cardboard Boxes - 25 pieces - Good for background diorama stuff, post-apoctolyptic shopping trips, trash piles etc... Solid Resin Boxes, some are Dog Eared, some are taped some are squished and some are not squished... I don't tell people what to build, just try to give you useful stuff and look forward to seeing what people do with thes...
Potato Harves! - 22 Pieces - If you got a farm house dio and need something to add a little story, here are some potatos for the porch that the soldiers looted or harvested!
Modern Sand Skirt - 12 Pieces - A really big pain in my ass to cast, I broke the first 3 sets before I figured out best delicate way to de-mold... Really thin rolls for sand skirts on modern tanks, I don't know diddly shit about modern stuff but was told to do these by my friend... so here it is...
all are on the Universal 1/35 page
Fodder's Day Sale!
Yep get this awesome sherman set for $.01, Yep One Penny... Here is a picture of all angles of this fantastic 16 piece set. Lucy Sue be sure to click this button and then choose your other 3 sets...
Busy Busy Busy Lately... New Stuff Added To Site Today!
Added Camo Nets... and oh boy was it a process to make them... watered down glue, different types of gauze and then seal the crap out of them with mr surfacer, then make a mold which destroyed the masters cos of all the nooks and cranny's, then cast them and work on the resin ones a bit then make new molds and ready for casting.... so here they are... I feel like I did the un-doable and made 2 sets of 2 different styles... Smoother and Rougher!
They are on the Universal Stowage Page!
Next new stuff will be stugsI made alot of progress on them last week... there will be 10 sets total... and also the concrete armor sets for the dragon and Tamiya kits Stug III and Stug IV. It is alot of work to get done but should be ready in 2 weeks...
Busy Busy Busy Lately... New Stuff Added To Site Today!
Summer just arrived in arizona and its absolute bull shit... 100+ degrees f lately and more sun than imaginable, I feel like I am getting cooked from the outside! So now is the time to get new stuff out and work inside and this summer I will be moving to the mountains in Flagstaff Arizona which will be way better than the low land desert place I am now... much better summers, but I will have to deal with snow... can't win em all...I did hear there used to be a model club, so I might make a couple friends that build... fingers crossed...
I will be out of town looking for new house May 29 - June 2
Any orders placed will be sent on June 3rd...
1/48 Scale Truck Load Sets for Tamiya kits... 2 For German Opel Blitz, 2 for Allied 2.5 ton truck, and 2 for Russian Gaz 1.5 ton truck... Here! I am not sure how these compare to the bolt action trucks, but if anyone has some of those, please send me dimensions of the beds...
Also Working on rearranging the Allied Sets... Added Shermie Bits page... which is where all of the sherman add on stuff will be... and the sherman sets are still under USA WWII for now.
Under the Shermie Bits Section, I added Logs for those muddy european shermans and 9 different sets of pacific wood plank and wood plank + concrete (like Iwo Jima) armor sets... There are more to come, I plan on doing some of the more commonly seen and unique armor sets and some other pacific goodies like sandbagged decks and M3 fuel tanks converted to water containers and much much more...
USA Pack Sets #1 and #2 have not been available for a while, cos I wanted to fully remaster them and they are fantastic... and hopefully more useful than ever before...
Busy Busy Busy Lately... New Stuff Added To Site Today!
Tent & Tarp Set #16 - 18 Pieces with variety of sizes and a couple nets...
Crates Set #8 - 22 Pieces Ranging from Medium to Small
Crate Set #OC1 - 25 Pieces - Yep! Open Empty Crates w/Lids
and 1 box of potatos
War Game and Figure Bases - 7 New Sets with a Steam Punk Sci Fi Sort of Feel, made from Gears and Nuts and other mechanical stuff... Probaly not all regulation for wargaming, but might make an army or some display figures more interesting... Check Em Out Here!
Other News... Me and John Hale teamed up on the next Asuka Re-Release Set... and it's a good one... He made the Add On Armor (hint hint) and I made some "Piles of Crap" for it and did all the castings... It's gonna be a good one for sure!
Last week was apparently "Free Shipping Week" from my website... Paypal decided to "Improve" the check out screen and in the process all orders that came in did not include any shipping charges no matter what country it was from... Thanks paypal for fixing shit that was not broken and breaking it... So I had a delima of trying to hassle all the customers for postage or suck it up and get my work done... So I did my work and they finally fixed it...
New Stuff in the works: yes there is a ton of half finished stuff... I have had some time to focus on new stuff, so trying to get the table of started stuff finished up... here is a teaser of one of them... Shermie Wood!
SHOP IS OPEN!
Home from IPMS Nationals and A Visit to the homeland (north carolina)
Sun. July 24 - Sun. July 31st
Its the usual Buy 2 or more sets from my website or ebay store and get one set free! Full Sized Flyer Here!
and also a "About Time You Have Some New Stuff Sale" with a special offer of All new 1/35 Tent and Tarp Sets #14 and #15 + Wooden Crates #7 for $20 + Postage. Click Set # Above or Picture Below for large picture.
3 All New Sets For $20 + Postage Click Here!
Yeah I know, I should make more new stuff faster but I am just a one man show powered by coffee and audio books and it has been a really busy year keeping all the sellers and shelves stocked... Thanks to all for the support and I love seeing the bits in action!!!
Lots of Great stuff getting closer to being finished but just not ready yet...Modern Stuff, Stugs, and lots of 1/48, 1/56, and 1/72 stuff too... Working as fast as I can!!!
Spring Cleaning and Shop Pics on face book, trying to get organized... been really busy so far this year...
Happy Holidays To All My Friends and I Hope the Family Let You Have a Little Model Building Time!!!
1st Annual "I didn't get Shit For Christmas Sale" Basically a 3 for the price of 2 sale so please share with any friends that are going though a Stowage Shortage or just got a bunch of socks for the holidays!
Value Gear Site (You Are Already Here!
Here is Ebay Store!
Added 3 More
Universal Truck Loads!!!
Now a total of 5 universal truck loads that should fit a huge variety of trucks and much more... Sets #1-2 are large crated equipment and Sets 3-5 are not for any specific truck and might even look better on a train car with a panzer IV or a dragon wagon or some dry ammo in the back of a vietnam fire base or some sort of supply depot... That is my motto to make things as useful as possible for a variety of uses and not tell everyone what to put on their models... and I look forward to seeing what everyone does with them...
The Universal Truck Loads are Listed Here! or Here! or Here!
thanks for the support
Steve - ValueGear
Summer Has Been Hot!!!
The heat of summer in the desert made me not very motivated to work on new stuff in the shop... Lucky for me my son went off to college (I do miss him but...) and I took over part of his room and turned it into the "Land of Half Finished Projects" and started trying to finish alot of things up in the comfortable air conditioning... So more new stuff soon!
5 New Sets out Now!
German Truck Load Set #5 Krupp Protze "On Supply Run"
Willy's Jeep Sets #1 & #2
Universal Truk Load Sets #1 & #2
Universal Truck Load that will fit tons of gear in tons of trucks... Air Compressors, Engines, Parts, Toilets, Mech Suit Parts, Humanitarian Packages, Model Kits... They are full of whatever you imagine!!!
New Stuff still on the table
1/56 Sherman Sets
1/48 Sherman Sets
2 1/35 Universal Truck Loads (tarp covered crates)
10 1/35 Stug Sets (Stug III & Stug IV)
1/72 Red Ball Express Truck Loads (thanks to Sonny at o3d)
and some 1/35 modern stuff
I Went On A 1 week Vacation!!!
I left the 113 Degree desert for a week of cooler tempatures in the mountains which was very good for my sanity... but now I am back in the hair Dryer hot wind of the desert!!!! Hot Hot Hot Here.... I feel like my brain is getting boiled!!!
Everyone that ordered while I was away received a free gift or some special extras in their order... thanks for the support...
LRDG Group Build Going On!!!
Facebook LRDG Group Build, lots of great guys and great builds! I am no master modeller but am building a Chevy 30 CWT and filling it with some gear...
Updated Seller List
Updated Seller List so maybe you can find a shop near you that sells Value Gear
Hey Asshole Update Your Website More Often!!!
I do not update this enough, and my friends and fans tell me too often to update my site and fix my spelling errors (Marco I am not as smart as I look!!!)... But after spending most of my life in the printing industry doing graphics and putting crappy logos on everything imaginable... I really hate doing graphic stuff these days, it's like making a chef come home from work and make you dinner! I'd rather be casting and sculpting fun stuff, insted of graphics crap... So that is why my site is so simple and boring... but on to the fun stuff... NEW NEW NEW!!!
LRDG Truck Loads are finally here!!!
I was gonna make 2 and wound up with 3 new sets...
LRDG Set #1 - 19 Pieces and most versatile and customizable... it will fill the Tamiya CWT 30 LRDG truck you have in your stash to the top or the bits can be used for adding stuff to SAS jeeps, pink panthers and any other dessert rat diorama needs.... Lots of useful pieces...
LRDG Set #2 - 15 Pieces and in the Value gear modular style so you can fill the bed a little or alot... Due to wheel wells the biggest clump is only for the Tamiya CWT30 LRDG truck but there are still lots of extra bits to fill it or add to another vehicle...
LRDG Set #3 - 15 Pieces and in the Value gear modular style so you can fill the bed a little or alot... Due to wheel wells the biggest clump is only for the Tamiya CWT30 LRDG truck but there are still lots of extra bits to fill it or add to another vehicle...
1/16 - 1/20 Scale
Tarps and Crates Sets
Due to my graphics laziness and since I am not willing to make another catagory yet... these are on the sci-fi page if you are looking for them...
these have been a big hit for the RC tank guys since a well supplied army will always preform better on the battle field!!! I got some great pics back from Ken in Australia here. and his site is here if you want to see more... he has alot of great builds... Reaper Customs
Still lots of other goodies in the works and should be released soon...
1/35 Tamiya Kruppe Protze Truck Load (piled up full bed)
1/35 Stug III and Stug IV sets (6-10 choices)
1/48 Truck Load Sets (2 allied and 2 german)
(at least 6 choices)
Other News, facebook forced my wonderful value gear personal page into a business page... So I lost my 2500 friends (everyone was a model builder and I checked before accepting requests) and all of my wonderful groups (lost) and now when I post a question or show my work it is seen by 100-200 people and I am bombarded with "Boost Your Post" for $$$$... No thank you facebook I do not want fake likes from click farm people who don't even understand what you and I are doing with model kits, that does not do good for anyone... the value gear business facebook page is here and feel free to post any pics you want to share showing VG in action, but it will only let you post 1 picture at a time (thanks facebook for that bullshit), so if you have alot, email them to me and I can make an album of them... I will make another Value Gear Steve Page soon and Facebook I promise to add more selfie pictures and pictures of political people with stupid captions and maybe some unicorns and cats too... so you can see that I am a real person and not kill off all of my awesome friends and groups.
July 25th - August 4th
Any Orders Placed While I Am On Vacation Will Ship on August 4th!
If you need anything in fast!!!
Micro World Games in USA always has all Value Gear items available and great prices on kits too.
For the first time in many years I am taking a vacation with the family... My last couple vacations were spent moving the family across the planet and then the country... It's 114 degrees here in the desert today, so we are going to the mountains for 1 week....
New Sets!!! 22 New Items!!!
Thats 33% more items than I had yesterday
4 Trailer Loads - So those Italeri/Tamiya trailers that comes in so many different sets, and like me I bet you have one that has been on the shelf or in the stash for years with no idea what to put in it... Whell Here are the loads you have been waiting for... 2 Load choices for the M100 1/4 ton trailer and 2 load choices for the M101 3/4 ton trailer... Next up for trailer loads will be - 2 pack trailer load sets for the Mirror Models CMP 10 CWT Trailer
1 New German Truck Load!!! this one is for the Bussing Nag which I like to call the "land train" since the damn thing is longer than a king tiger... This set is enough to fill 1 bussing nag or 1 and 1/2 Opel Blitz trucks 4 Sets Available For German Trucks
2 New Universal/Generic Tarp Roll Sets #12 and #13 , My Best Tarp Roll Sets Yet! Good variety of sizes and a couple tarp crate combos.
1 New Diorama Set!!! this is DP007 "Sandbag Filler" 25 pieces, of sandbags in singles and small piles. They may help on a diorama or tank as filler, hold down a corrugated tin roof on a bunker in vietnam or any other use you can think of... I would not suggest building a wall out of them, It would take too long and probably look un natural, but make shift emplacements with bags piled on crates and drums would be ideal... These and sandbag wall sets on Diorama Page!
14 New Items for the Sherman Nuts!!! (which I am fastly joining their ranks)) I have 7 New Sherman Stowage Sets (Sets 7-13) and 7 new Sandbag Front bits (SB3 - SB9). The decks sets were built on a variety of shermans and will fit most any sherman (or other tank) with very little effort. A little filler or some sanding never scared any of us off before... The new sandbag front bits are very kit specific and I would not suggest getting one and planning to make it fit some other tank unless you are after bragging rights, cos it would be a major effort.... The variation in kits is really amazing especially with the M4A1 kits. All Sherman stuff is Here!
Upcoming Items -
1/35 Mirror Models Trailer Loads (2 - 2 packs)
1/35 Stug Stowage Sets (4 sets)
1/35 Commonwealth Pack Sets (eventually)
1/72 Jerry Can Sets with Orange3D Cans
1/72 Sherman Stowage (4 - 2 packs)
1/48 Truck Loads (2 Allied and 2 German)
1/48 Sherman Sets
Thats all the news for today...
1st Batch Of Truck Blobs Are Here!!! I made them sort of modular so that they might fit smaller trucks and other ideas easier...
3 Sets Available For Opel Blitz/German Trucks
3 Sets Available For Allied 2.5 Ton Truck
More on the bench, Bussing Nag, Generic Truck Loads,
and Variety of Trailer Load. Here is a list of Common Trucks and Sizes.
Right Click & Save Text File!
More Sandbag Walls!!! 4 Sets available now!
More Good Value Bits to help customize your dioramas...
|Feb. 26 2014
Tired of Empty 1/72 Trucks Wagons & Trains... Here is some New Stuff!!!
1/72 Allied Ammo & Ration Crates Set 43 Pieces
1/72 Allied Truck Blobs/Loads "AT 1-4"(4 sets of 2 Pack Truck Loads)
1/72 German Ammo Crates Set 42 Pieces
1/72 German Truck Blobs/Loads "GT 1-4"(4 sets of 2 Pack Truck Loads)
1/35 Configurable Sandbag Walls & Crates for building a firing position
I have several other firing positions in the works so more will be available soon.
1/35 M4A3 Sherman Sandbag Fronts (2 Sets of 2 Packs)
1/35 M4 Early Production and DV fronts in the works
I have so many things in the works but I am just 1 person doing all the casting 95% of master building, website updates & ebay listings. So keep an eye out for more new stuff as soon...
|Dec. 11 2013
1/20 scale Ammo Cans & Wooden Crates on the Sci Fi Page... I made these cos alot of guys were telling me there were not enough background gear items for some of that beautiful Ma.k and sf3d style models. so I made some ammo & fuel stylecans and some wooden crates... It was alot of fun to make and hopefully someone will find them useful on a dio... some of the wooden crates might work for some 1/16 scale figures too... See Larger Photos Here: Ammo Cans - Wooden Crates
1/72 Fuel Drum Sets - 4 Tarp Covered piles and 12 individual Drum. I made an Allied Set and a German Set... 16 pieces each set! See them Here!
I have lots more 1/35 and 1/72 in the works but just can't seem to get anything finished lately... so check back soon... steve
|Oct. 28 2013
Added 1/72 Scale Universal/Generic Tents Tarps & Crates Set #2
Here are 6 new sets for the smaller scale guys and possibly even something some of my "Flyboy" friends can use on an airfield dio as the load up to blast us "Target Builders". Might be good for some war gamers too, 25mm Wargame is about 1/56 Scale and 15mm is about 1/100 scale so if you have any gamer pals please let em know about these set...
1/48 Scale - 3 Sets of Generic Tent, Tarp and Crate Sets and 1 Set of Crates Only (same Crates In set #1 and #2)
1/72 Scale - 1 Sets of Generic Tent, Tarp and Crate Sets and 1 Set of Crates Only
Latest News is that my Website Shop is open again. We (my family of 4) moved across the planet from Ireland to Lake Havasu City Arizona USA. Ireland was 1/2 the tempature (on a nice day and 1/3 the tempature the rest of the time) and 250 times the rain... Arizona Summer is quite a shock after Ireland and I am starting to forget what the color green looks like... Its a strange little place with the "Original London Bridge", a Lake (main attraction), and lots of friendly people... It is a modeling sink hole though, there is not a good shop to buy any kits in the entire city and have not met any model builders at all... Hopefully that will change and I can make a friend...
The best part of moving here is that I have a fantastic large space to work in and I have lots of room to grow some new ideas... So new releases should happen more often... I spent several hours this week making: Cobblestones, Flagstones, Bricks etc... I have lots of ideas in the works...
Anyway the Bigger News Is that I have alot of new stuff for your tanks and trucks:
Tent And Tarp Sets!
Long Tent Rolls - Big Set of 18 pieces - $17
These are good long rolls and might look good on the side of a sherman or a rolled up canvas cover hanging on the wood slats of a truck side...
Tents and Tarps Set #10 - 22 Pieces - $11.50/Approx €9
These are more Jeep sized Rolls - alot of smaller ones for filling in those little spots...
Tents and Tarps Set #11 - 12 Pieces - $11.50/Approx €9
Bigger bulkier fatter rolls - 2 with tent poles...
Do The Frontline Guys Need A Re-Supply? Crates Crates Crates!!!
Wooden Crates #5 - 5 Styles/16 Pieces - $11.50/Approx €9
These are all Medium to larger Crates some with rope handles and some without...
Wooden Crates #6 - 5 Styles/16 Pieces - $11.50/Approx €9
These are all Small - Large crates with open crate with tools, some potato crates, Generic Foot Locker style box and a variety of ammo crates
Oh So You Say That You Are A Member of The Sherman Mafia!!!
Then I got this stuff for you!!!
USA Packs & Bags Sets #1 and #2 - 25 Pieces Per Set (not a single pack is duplicated) - $11.50/Approx €9
A variety of packs, Duffle/kit bags and some other odds and ends...
Sherman Engine Deck Sets - 6 Different Styles
Each set is 5-6 pieces and gives you a good start on stowing your sherman but not too much so that it kills your creativity... Like all value gear sets they are intended as a starting place with lots of room to be modified and covered with your weapons ammo, figures and other gear... these are made for the sherman M4A3 Hull but I have seen a few guys modify it to fit lots of other shermans and a friend is even plopping the large bit from set #3 onto an M48... So I think there are lots of possibillities for these besides just shermans...
More Info and See all six Sherman Deck Sets here!
A nice review from AMPS of Sherman set #3
2 Styles Of Fountains - Scratch Build By Carlos Elias Llop
might be a nice starting place for a diorama...
Shipping costs from my new location...
Inside USA (US Dollars)
1-2 sets - $3.25 First Class Mail
3-4 sets - $4.00 First Class Mail
5-6 sets - $4.60 First Class Mail
1-2 sets - $5.80 Priority Mail
9 or more sets - $6.95 Priority Mail
Outside USA (US Dollars)
1 Set - $6.55
2 sets - $9.45
3-4 Sets - $12.75
5-6 Sets - $14.90
7 or more sets - $16.75
Lots of stuff still in the works...
Commonwealth Packs & Bags - 2 sets 25 pieces each like the USA Packs & Bags
Camo Nets Set (big set like the long rolls)
Truck Blobs for Fast Filling a Convoy
Diorama Bases, Garden Walls etc...
1/48 and 1/72 Scale Generic Tent Tarp and Crate Sets
And Much Much More...