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Model Kit News / Re: Hasegawa
« Last post by TheChronicOne on Today at 09:51:11 am »
Awesome. I've been buying them as well but lost track after the Kfir because of money shortage.  ;D    I buy 'em from Tokyo Hobby because they have them priced very reasonably.

I still need:

                 Mickey Scymon F-14 1/72.
                 Shin Crusader  1/72
                 Shin X 29  1/72
                 Greg Gates A 10 1/72

I think that gets me caught up? They can keep the 1/48 ones.
               

there's also Saki's Kfir in 1/72, it also comes with decals for his B-1B lancer (in scale 1/144 i think).
Got that one already along with Shin's F-20!  :mellow:   I said I was going to build that F-20 the moment it arrived but it's just been sitting around for months now along with the Kfir.  :rolleyes: ;D 

After I buy some tires for my vehicle and renew my insurance I'll most likely buy all the ones I'm missing in one whack. These things are like Pokemon.  :wacko:
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De Havilland Vampire F.8 - No.500 (County of Kent) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force, 1956









I do like these classis No.500 squadron zig-zag markings seen on their Meteor F.8's. Apparently the blue represents the English channel, the white represents the white cliffs of Dover and the green represents the green fields of Kent.



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Organizing stuff can be enjoyable. But can also be a pain sometimes. I think it all depends on the motivation (forced to do it versus voluntarily) and at what point of the process you're in. There for awhile in the beginning after it was all tore up and I barely had room to even exist in here I was a bit put-off by it all but at that point where things start clicking together like playing Tetris it started to be more fun.

Now I'm at the point where I'm just doing the final bits of refinement and organization on the kit stash itself. Currently I'm trying to cram 2.5 Galaxies into one box and if that is successful I'm going to take a look at this last little pile that is behind me here where I sit.

Here's that stuff with a lot of the Thunderbird stuff. I also have a little 1/72 T-bird car kit and the big Hasegawa multi-kit box "History of Set" and the C-54 to add to that stuff.... and a bunch of transfers sheets:



The last couple of little piles behind me:




It's a bit sloppy but not too bad at all and won't take much effort to get whipped into shape. All the kits will be placed elsewhere then the open space remaining is where I will stack all the boxes of my current projects and a couple boxes of most used supplies.

All the stuff for my huge USAF Thunderbirds project up there I'm going to try to cram into my Hasegawa "History of" Box (not pictured). I don't think this is going work, at all, maybe just sheets of transfers...........buuuuuut, I'm going to at least investigate the possibility. If I could get a couple of the smaller kits stuffed in there, though, that would be nice. I done goofed and crammed the C-54 kit under my bed already so I guess I'll fish that back out to go with the rest. At current I'm only missing 3 items for the project (aside from any whif things I can dream up):  The sheet of transfers for the aforementioned C-54, another for the C-123..... and lastly, the 1/72 scale C-123 kit itself which is taking forever to locate for less than $50. I will NOT be paying that. If I have to sit around and wait for 2 or 3 years then so be it.

I'll be done with this today, certainly! Probably could be done within an hour but I find it prudent to vacuum, dust, organize, and clean up everything not model related I come across as I go because it would be stupid and lazy not to....  so... it's taking awhile. Furniture and surfaces, etc. Two birds with one stone and all that..


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Model Kit News / Re: Hasegawa
« Last post by Nils on Today at 09:31:34 am »
Awesome. I've been buying them as well but lost track after the Kfir because of money shortage.  ;D    I buy 'em from Tokyo Hobby because they have them priced very reasonably.

I still need:

                 Mickey Scymon F-14 1/72.
                 Shin Crusader  1/72
                 Shin X 29  1/72
                 Greg Gates A 10 1/72

I think that gets me caught up? They can keep the 1/48 ones.
               

there's also Saki's Kfir in 1/72, it also comes with decals for his B-1B lancer (in scale 1/144 i think).
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Model Kit News / Re: Hasegawa
« Last post by TheChronicOne on Today at 09:05:32 am »
Awesome. I've been buying them as well but lost track after the Kfir because of money shortage.  ;D    I buy 'em from Tokyo Hobby because they have them priced very reasonably.

I still need:

                 Mickey Scymon F-14 1/72.
                 Shin Crusader  1/72
                 Shin X 29  1/72
                 Greg Gates A 10 1/72

I think that gets me caught up? They can keep the 1/48 ones.
               
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The Cold War G.B. 2018 / Re: Utility Mustangs
« Last post by TheChronicOne on Today at 08:49:10 am »
Gramps was right!!!  :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:
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Aircraft / Re: The Cuban Missile Crisis, the Jamaican Response, part 1
« Last post by Weaver on Today at 08:16:49 am »
Excellent - I love the colour scheme. :thumbsup:
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My Stash Just Grew Again / Re: My stash just grew again 2018.
« Last post by Weaver on Today at 08:06:11 am »
I have a vague plan to build a sedan with FBI UNMARKED CAR on the door in large letters.

Heh. A certain forum I used to frequent had a certain paranoid member who kept insisting that there was a 'secret forum' on there where people (primarily his exes) were talking about him behind his back. In the end, the owner of the forum got so fed up with this that he actually created a 'Secret Forum' that was visible to everybody on the front page and accessible to everybody except Paranoid Guy. Predictably, Paranoid Guy didn't get the joke: he just ran around the internet saying "hah, told you so!" to anyone who'd listen... :rolleyes:

You'll give Chris ideas...

Your story reminded me, the plan is not FBI UNMARKED CAR but FBI SURVEILLANCE UNIT.
This could have a purpose similar to the "Secret Forum" in that you would park it somewhere clearly visible from the house of a paranoid you were driving to drastic actions.


You could put some very small notices on an unmarked white van that says thing like:

NO TOOLS IN THIS UNMARKED VAN. DEFENDED WITH LETHAL FORCE

NO LOITERING PERMITTED IN FRONT OF THE RECTANGULAR SILVER GRAPHICS PANEL

NO TICKETS. NO WHEEL CLAMP. NO TOW AWAY
PARKING REGULATIONS EXEMPTION CODE XX-73-ALPHA
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Just got back from the store at Royton.

Bad news: no Hobby Boss kits. I don't know why: maybe they sold out, maybe they're not in yet, maybe the store managers have discretion in what they order, or maybe it's only bigger stores (this one was quite small).

Good news: they have a surprisingly good model supplies and tools section, which is a permanent feature of the store, not a when-it's-gone-it's-gone thing. Humbrol paints (full range of tinlets, up to date display inc. the 'new' RLM colours), Vallejo paints both individually and in sets, spray cans, airbrush cleaner and propellant, poly cement, brushes, CA, and a good range of tools. You get the impression that their buyers know what they're doing re model-making.

So, if you havn't got a model shop or a Hobbycraft near you, there's an alternative source for those Sunday afternoon 'crap I've run out of thinners' moments...

I bought a head light/magnifier that was 7, which is way cheaper than I've seen them elsewhere, some files, a hacksaw, some paints and some varnish.

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The Cold War G.B. 2018 / Re: Utility Mustangs
« Last post by Tophe on Today at 07:45:33 am »
My grandfather was general (in my dreams) and argued "a Mustang is good but a twin-boom Mustang is better!":
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