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Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #540 on: May 19, 2017, 07:04:42 am »
Good luck rigging the Endeavour Zac.


I remember building the Endeavour when it first came out, or thereabouts anyway. Did it have that "vinyl" rigging that Airfix used to include in some of their sailing ship models ? Can't remember.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #541 on: May 19, 2017, 07:38:27 am »
That will be an endeavour Zac  :rolleyes:

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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #542 on: May 19, 2017, 07:48:59 am »
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Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #543 on: May 19, 2017, 06:25:28 pm »
Did it have that "vinyl" rigging that Airfix used to include in some of their sailing ship models ?
It certainly does!

All in one piece, with a cutting template in the instructions. I'm also getting into rigging WW1 models so we'll see...

It's about 1/120 I think but essentially box scale. Here's Cook himself with a scalpel for scale:


Later boxings came with a vacform sheet of unfurled sails. This one only has them all furled, which suits me fine.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #544 on: May 19, 2017, 07:12:38 pm »
A bit of an aside. Cook discovered Hawaii and claimed it fo Britain.  It was sold (or exchanged) to the USA. The states flag is the only state to have a Union Jack in it.
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Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #545 on: May 19, 2017, 08:37:09 pm »
I sold a bunch of wargaming minis to finance a couple of models I've been after for a while and used the rest to pay bills and buy groceries (but you guys don't need to see that!):


Scalemates says the Endeavour boxart is the original 1962 issue. And I got it for less than AU$50. Wow.

I have some photos, black and white, that I took on the replica in 1999 at the Wooden Boat Show in Pt. Townsend, Washington. I can send you scans if you'd like.

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Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #546 on: May 19, 2017, 09:15:01 pm »
A bit of an aside. Cook discovered Hawaii and claimed it fo Britain.  It was sold (or exchanged) to the USA. The states flag is the only state to have a Union Jack in it.

Also the only state to have a royal palace.
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Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #547 on: May 20, 2017, 01:59:50 am »
Did it have that "vinyl" rigging that Airfix used to include in some of their sailing ship models ?
It certainly does!

All in one piece, with a cutting template in the instructions. I'm also getting into rigging WW1 models so we'll see...



That's the stuff. Back when it first came out that rigging was almost impossible to glue with what was generally available. You youngsters don't know how lucky you are with all these "super" glues  ;D
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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #548 on: May 20, 2017, 02:12:31 am »
Hawaii ?

One of my favourite places on the planet. First went in 1982 and have been back many times since. Met my great US friends there and honestly had some of the best times of my life there. However was it ever "owned" by the UK ?

The answer to that is "it's complicated"  ;D. It was a protectorship for a short while and then in the mid 1800's claimed as a British colony for a few months but never really part of the Empire. Was it therefore sold to the US ? Again no. The ruling monarchy was overthrown in a coup organised by US sugar magnates in the 1890's. The Island's were then annexed by the US.

For such a small place it is one of the most complicated time lines I know of  :o Gets even more complicated when your at a Luau with the locals and some of the traditional stories get told  ;)
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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #549 on: May 20, 2017, 02:19:52 am »
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Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #550 on: May 20, 2017, 11:33:43 am »
Received today from eBay

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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #551 on: May 21, 2017, 04:58:11 pm »
Speaking of rigging, I just got some string from a courier!  ;D x1 100ft roll of black Fine EZ-Line and x1 200m roll of silver/clear knitting-in elastic, both bought direct from Wingnut Wings to rig the Sopwith Pup. I expect to have an interesting weekend at the bench.
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Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #552 on: May 22, 2017, 01:04:26 am »
Received today from eBay

Microscale Decal set 72-241 Israeli Air Force Insignia

This purchase was made possible by Thorvic the "Evil Kit Finder General"!!

Not only is he great at finding kits, he's a dab hand at finding books and decals too  :thumbsup:

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Oi I was asked by Gondor and I managed to track down something suitable  :thumbsup:

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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #553 on: May 22, 2017, 05:50:49 am »
Speaking of rigging, I just got some string from a courier!  ;D x1 100ft roll of black Fine EZ-Line and x1 200m roll of silver/clear knitting-in elastic, both bought direct from Wingnut Wings to rig the Sopwith Pup. I expect to have an interesting weekend at the bench.

I'll be interested to see how you get on  :thumbsup:
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Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #554 on: May 22, 2017, 03:38:04 pm »
For better or worse there'll be photos on Saturday.
I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...