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Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2014, 12:56:00 pm »
I'm trying to hold off on buying anything for a while*.  Let's see how long it lasts...

*I have two bids in for Spitfires on ebay, but placed placed year.  If I win, do the purchases count as this year or last year?  Do I break the promise?
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Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2014, 01:05:50 pm »
they dont count until you have your little mits on em ;D
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Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2014, 01:42:14 pm »
Ordered last year.....picked up from post office today......both academy 1/144....x3 Jaguar and x3 Su25 Frogfoot's.....
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Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2014, 03:57:57 pm »
they dont count until you have your little mits on em ;D

Good job I'm outbid on one then!
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Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2014, 11:56:44 pm »
A 1:72 Matchbox Dassault Mystère IV (Revell re-boxing) - will probably be converted into a N/AW fighter with a radar nose and an afterburner engine, inspired by the pretty Mystère IV N prototype.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2014, 05:25:02 am »
You might be better off turning it into the IAe Pulqui II...







Phil Cater has done one using the Matchbox Mystere and a PM Ta 183 wing.  The good thing is that there was a wind tunnel model of the Ta 183 with a constant chord unswept wing, so that's another whiff.

A quick look in the relevant Wikipedia page says that the Argies looked to buy Canadair Sabres to replace the Meteor but the deal fell through..
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Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2014, 05:55:22 am »
That's an idea, a Saab 29 might be better suited as basis for a Pulqui II?

Anyway, mine won't be a model of the Mystére IV N, rather something inspired by it - not even certain if I can integrate a 2 seat cockpit as in the real thing, or if it remains a single-seater, maybe as an alternative to the F-86D/K/L? Belgian markings could be nice, too...?

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Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2014, 09:48:30 am »
I dropped a Mystere fuselage over the Pulqui II plan and it fits almost like a glove - think you have to put a wedge in it.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2014, 10:07:49 am »
There's an manufacturer outfit in Argentina that makes a 1/72 kit of the Pulqui II --- been trying to get one for a while now.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2014, 11:03:19 am »
Theres one available from Germany as well. follow the link below then click on the fussy pic of the Pulqui then scroll down the page to see the better image.

IAe.33 Pulqui II kit

I have one of these, althou mine came from our own Zuid99 via Ebay a number of years ago.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2014, 02:03:51 pm »
There's an manufacturer outfit in Argentina that makes a 1/72 kit of the Pulqui II --- been trying to get one for a while now.

If it's the same bunch that do an appallingly bad (ie sub Unicraft/Merlin levels of utter unbuildableness*) IAe 33 Namcu, then you'd be better off scratching it.  Your skills should breeze through it.

*I've seen one and it is WORSE than anything I've seen from Unicraft!  It really is that bad...
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Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2014, 06:00:44 am »
another xmas purchase arrived this afternoon. Via Hannants, one Planet models 1/72nd scale Douglas R3D-1/2. Thats a DC-5 to the rest of us.
I always hope for the best.
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Size (of the stash) matters.



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Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2014, 11:05:52 am »
Just purchased an hour ago at my local hobby store the Trumpeter 1/350 scale USS Franklin CV-13 (1944) Essex class carrier. In a few years time down the road, I have an idea to build this as I described on another forum:
http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=154771
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Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2014, 11:41:05 am »
Academy OV 10A from ebay and an Airfix A4 Skyhawk from my lhs.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2014, 01:24:39 pm »
Received this morning from A2Z

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