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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1605 on: December 29, 2016, 05:31:17 am »
How big (or small) is the Pikachu model?  :blink: I have some 1:6 figure models at home, and I wonder how the ...thing's relative size might be?

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1606 on: December 29, 2016, 02:21:59 pm »
That Pikachu is the first kit my wife ever built! The ears wiggle when you move the head. He's not too big.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1607 on: December 29, 2016, 03:18:13 pm »

just got another 1/72 Revell/ex-Matchbox Buccaneer
and a 1/48 Revell P-61
what could then be the relationship between those two? mmmhhh?  :wacko:

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1608 on: December 29, 2016, 03:24:26 pm »
From ebay:

Revell Spitfire mk IIa (new tool)
Eduard Spitfire mk IXc Early
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1609 on: December 30, 2016, 01:17:32 am »
Yesterday

Revell Wellington Mk.II
and
Revell Merlin HMA.1

both from the Birmingham Ian Allan Bookshop (again!) and both 10 each
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1610 on: December 30, 2016, 02:16:43 am »

Revell Spitfire mk IIa (new tool)


So what's the verdict on it ? You have a few now


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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1611 on: December 30, 2016, 03:52:15 pm »
Verdict on the Revell new tool?  Accurate shape let down by vile wheels, incorrect canopy, incorrect u/c doors, awful prop, wrong ailerons (metal when they should be fabric for mk II), incorrect oil cooler, wrong shape radiator. 

Basically, it's a Va, not a IIa but you have to fix so many bits (using spares from an Airfix IIa built as the early mk I -0 and even then, you can't fix them all!) that you're better off just getting the Airfix kit and not having to faff about.

I have five now, and that's four too many...
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1612 on: December 31, 2016, 02:53:51 am »
That Pikachu is the first kit my wife ever built! The ears wiggle when you move the head. He's not too big.

Oh, with special effects!?  ;D

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1613 on: December 31, 2016, 04:48:17 am »
Verdict on the Revell new tool?  Accurate shape let down by vile wheels, incorrect canopy, incorrect u/c doors, awful prop, wrong ailerons (metal when they should be fabric for mk II), incorrect oil cooler, wrong shape radiator. 

Basically, it's a Va, not a IIa but you have to fix so many bits (using spares from an Airfix IIa built as the early mk I -0 and even then, you can't fix them all!) that you're better off just getting the Airfix kit and not having to faff about.

I have five now, and that's four too many...

Cheers Lee, I won't bother, but it does beg the question why do you have 5 ?
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1614 on: December 31, 2016, 05:06:55 am »
Verdict on the Revell new tool?  Accurate shape let down by vile wheels, incorrect canopy, incorrect u/c doors, awful prop, wrong ailerons (metal when they should be fabric for mk II), incorrect oil cooler, wrong shape radiator. 

Basically, it's a Va, not a IIa but you have to fix so many bits (using spares from an Airfix IIa built as the early mk I -0 and even then, you can't fix them all!) that you're better off just getting the Airfix kit and not having to faff about.

I have five now, and that's four too many...

Cheers Lee, I won't bother, but it does beg the question why do you have 5 ?

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1615 on: December 31, 2016, 09:15:25 am »
They're cheaper in bulk.  ;D
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1616 on: December 31, 2016, 11:38:59 am »
A pair of Hobby Boss USS Momsen DDG-92 Arleigh Burke IIA Destroyers in 1/700, from Creative Models via eBay.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1617 on: December 31, 2016, 04:52:34 pm »
Cheers Lee, I won't bother, but it does beg the question why do you have 5 ?

I  ordered 3 from Uncle Frank but couldn't resist the first one on ebay.  Got number 5 as part of a lot with the Eduard 9.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1618 on: December 31, 2016, 05:02:38 pm »
How big (or small) is the Pikachu model?  :blink: I have some 1:6 figure models at home, and I wonder how the ...thing's relative size might be?

It'll stand about 4" tall when completed.  I was guessing with 1/6 scale as none is given on the box but from the cartoons a Pikachu is about the size of a large cat so that seems about right.
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