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Re: My stash just grew again 2018.
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2018, 11:39:19 pm »
Arrived today although were bought after Telford for me by my friend Steve.

AZ Models MB6, going to re-engine it and add some other bits
Fujimi 1/72 F-35B , I have a cunning plan ---
Steve's own brand, 1/72 Valiant prototype conversion, gonna use the AiM Valiant I have although it's designed for the Airfix kit.

We should be getting a new tool Hasegawa F-35B in 72nd later this year which at least doubles our options on kits and hopefully wont have the raised panels favoured by some manufacturers.
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Re: My stash just grew again 2018.
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2018, 11:42:35 pm »
*Finally* got my grubby mitts on one of these:

https://www.scalextric.com/uk-en/ford-xb-falcon-matte-black.html

after only 9 months of pre-order, but at least it's here now.

And 2 packs of Plast brand sheets: Random Stone and Setts; the random stone will work for 1/72 or 1/35, the setts more 1/35 only, but that's what I wanted them for.

Woo-Hoo!!  ;D

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Re: My stash just grew again 2018.
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2018, 11:51:57 pm »
Nice score Rick.  I like the copyright infringement avoiding name.
I can see those selling out very quickly.
Do they do any other vehicles that might be vaguely connected to a certain movie franchise?
A yellow/red/blue XB sedan would be nice with a battered black Monaro to chase.
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Re: My stash just grew again 2018.
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2018, 12:06:47 am »
Nice score Rick.  I like the copyright infringement avoiding name.
I can see those selling out very quickly.
Do they do any other vehicles that might be vaguely connected to a certain movie franchise?
A yellow/red/blue XB sedan would be nice with a battered black Monaro to chase.

Hi, Fred

Yes, I'd noticed that, too - not playing the 'Corporate Extortion Game' is all good in my book...

I haven't seen any others from the films, but Scalextric do have the XY GTHO racer in the range.
(And the standard XB racing coupe, if you can't find the movie one)

There was a series of diecasts in 1/32 (OZ Muscle brand) that got as far as the XA, though no Holdens other than the XU-1; but this was a few years ago and they're probably very hard to find now - I haven't tried, as I have what I need (for now...)

There is the *vast* Dinkum Classics range in 1/43, and they have probably everything your heart desires - subject to desiring them in said scale of course...

There are some in the Patto's Place range of vacforms:

http://members.optushome.com.au/pattosplace/home.html


"All bodies listed here are available in 1/24, 1/32, 1/43 and 1/64. Each car is true scale." - meaning not modified/warped to fit an existing standard chassis.

HTH.  :thumbsup:
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Re: My stash just grew again 2018.
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2018, 12:29:30 am »
www.thepartsbox.com do a number of resin kits of Australian cars in the one true car scale (1/25).
And there are a whole heap of die cast Australian cars available in all sorts of scales if that floats your boat (other than collecting certain Hot wheels - who did an XB Hardtop - and 1966 Batmobiles I prefer to build my model cars myself).

We have the Bathurst Legends Scalextric set which comes with a Moffat Falcon Hardtop and a Brock Torana.  Interestingly the Torana has a stronger magnet on its base making it quicker round the corners but slower on the straights.
I bought Mrs z a two car set of 1964 ATCC Minis for xmas.

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Re: My stash just grew again 2018.
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2018, 12:38:33 am »
www.thepartsbox.com do a number of resin kits of Australian cars in the one true car scale (1/25).
And there are a whole heap of die cast Australian cars available in all sorts of scales if that floats your boat (other than collecting certain Hot wheels - who did an XB Hardtop - and 1966 Batmobiles I prefer to build my model cars myself).

We have the Bathurst Legends Scalextric set which comes with a Moffat Falcon Hardtop and a Brock Torana.  Interestingly the Torana has a stronger magnet on its base making it quicker round the corners but slower on the straights.
I bought Mrs z a two car set of 1964 ATCC Minis for xmas.

Cool - there's your XB and HQ right there, then - IIRC there were some resin kits of the movie cars a few years ago from Cavalier Models, but I don't know their current status.

There's always a handicap, huh...

So Mrs z does 'The Italian Job' then?  ;D

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Re: My stash just grew again 2018.
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2018, 12:53:15 am »
Cavalier resin kits are out of production and any that turn up on evil-bay are way overpriced.  Their XB/XC Hardtop body is undersize and the proportions are not quite right.  I had one which had a badly warped chassis.  I sold it for what I paid for it.
Best bet for building a 1/24 or 1/25 Interceptor is the Aoshima injection kit.

Mrs z has a thing for Minis.  She has a small collection of Hot Wheels examples, a 1/24 Tamiya I built her and now two 1/32 Scalextric.
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Re: My stash just grew again 2018.
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2018, 01:14:17 am »
Cavalier resin kits are out of production and any that turn up on evil-bay are way overpriced.  Their XB/XC Hardtop body is undersize and the proportions are not quite right.  I had one which had a badly warped chassis.  I sold it for what I paid for it.
Best bet for building a 1/24 or 1/25 Interceptor is the Aoshima injection kit.

Mrs z has a thing for Minis.  She has a small collection of Hot Wheels examples, a 1/24 Tamiya I built her and now two 1/32 Scalextric.

Yep, the Aoshima is a good kit - I managed to get one of the interim versions a while ago (no stowage or tins) and had fun detailing it up and tweaking things.
I think there are a few other resins out there now, but as I don't do Car Scale, I don't keep track.

Nothing wrong with a thing for Minis.  :thumbsup:

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Re: My stash just grew again 2018.
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2018, 02:04:32 am »
First of the year and it's a doozy.
I paid far too much for this (about what i'd expect to pay if Hasegawa ever re-pop them*) on Evil-Bay.  Because they never turn up for sale here and because someone else was keen on it.
Of course the seller then tells me has has a second one to sell...
But it IS one of my holy grails.  It comes with an aircraft tractor.
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Re: My stash just grew again 2018.
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2018, 02:05:41 am »
Arma Hobby Fokker E.V (Junior set). This boxing doesn't have the etch and only 2 sets of markings, but suits me as it's about half the price of the "Expert set"  :thumbsup:

Not sure if I'll do one of the box options (German and Polish) or a war prize (G.B. or France ?) or maybe one of the Baltic States ?
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Re: My stash just grew again 2018.
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2018, 02:38:11 am »
Arrived today although were bought after Telford for me by my friend Steve.

AZ Models MB6, going to re-engine it and add some other bits
Fujimi 1/72 F-35B , I have a cunning plan ---
Steve's own brand, 1/72 Valiant prototype conversion, gonna use the AiM Valiant I have although it's designed for the Airfix kit.

We should be getting a new tool Hasegawa F-35B in 72nd later this year which at least doubles our options on kits and hopefully wont have the raised panels favoured by some manufacturers.

That's what I was waiting for so I can do a 617 Sqn OOB build Geoff.  My Fujimi one will be another what-if (or it could even be a 'maybe'). At least Fujimi didn't go with the raised panel lines like Italeri, I've been 'up-close' to a F-35B and even though you could see something there, all my photos of it don't show anything 'raised' at all, it's super smooth.  Besides, all the photos I've seen of 'in-service' ones, they don't have the visible panel lines ---- they're all painted over.   Which is pretty much what I thought they would be like ---
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Re: My stash just grew again 2018.
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2018, 09:21:32 am »
At first I thought someone mailed me an empty box!! It was so light and made no noise. (I always be shakin' my boxes even though I shouldn't.  I just can't help myself.  :rolleyes: ;D )  Then it hit me what it was... and sure enough:



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This will be made into a USAF Thunderbirds "prop" and painted and decalled with Thunderbirds stuff. I'm going to line up a ton of it all in 1/72 including what-ifs and real ones alike. So far, in the real stuff, all I have left is a C-123 Provider and the F-16. 

Only problem with this is the windshield is solid just like the rest of it.  ;D
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Re: My stash just grew again 2018.
« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2018, 09:24:32 am »
Only problem with this is the windshield is solid just like the rest of it.  ;D

No problem!! paint/decal the solid windscreen as if it had a folding sunscreen (more T-bird merchandise) displayed.
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Re: My stash just grew again 2018.
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2018, 09:43:45 am »
Only problem with this is the windshield is solid just like the rest of it.  ;D

No problem!! paint/decal the solid windscreen as if it had a folding sunscreen (more T-bird merchandise) displayed.
Now there's a grand idea!! I'll definitely give that a whirl and see how it goes. Barring that, I'll paint on a cartoon-like sky blue windshield with white diagonal stripes as "glare." Or something... paint "reflected scenery" maybe. I like your idea better though and sounds neat to try if my skills are up to task. I almost want to start on it immediately because it's "new" to be working on a car for a change!
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Re: My stash just grew again 2018.
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2018, 10:57:54 am »
first new stash addition order for this year.

from Aliexpress:

8 x 4D 1/144 scale tanks (AMX-30, T-34, Tiger,....) Link

from other online stores (awaiting delivery early next week)

-Airfix 1/72 Mig-29 Fulcrum
-Hobbyboss 1/72 Heinkel He162
-Heller 1/72 Alouette III
-ICM 1/72 Soviet/Russian Air-to-Air ordanance.
-Eduard 1/144 Mig-21MF (dual combo)
-ICM 1/144 Ilyushin IL-62M "luftwaffe/Interflug"
-Trumpeter 1/144 F-117A Stealth
-Revell 1/144 Sukhoi S-37 Berkut
on the bench:

-all kinds of things.