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Title: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on December 29, 2015, 05:30:16 am
Placeholder, to be opened on January 1st 2016  :mellow:
just thought i would place one here first, if that OK?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on December 29, 2015, 08:02:02 am
All these youngsters - when you get older you just want the years to go more slowly and they seem to (do !) speed up  :banghead: ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Chris Payne on January 02, 2016, 07:47:25 am
Couple more kits added to the stash today.

Airfix 1/24 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4
Airfix 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 04, 2016, 06:03:43 am
Nipped into my local ALDI after getting a bus that seemed to go all across the Toon, only to find that the only Airfix starter sets that they had were the Mustang.  Due to limited funds, I only nabbed the one.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on January 04, 2016, 07:24:21 am
Just received all the way from the Ukraine

3 x 1/72 North Star NS72034-b Wheel Sets for the F-111 A/D/E/F  these will be used with several F-111's I either have on the go or plan to build

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on January 05, 2016, 05:52:30 am
Just had the Modelik 1/25 MRAP Cougar delivered. It's a card kit with  Russian instructions.
Rom XV (XXII) Nr 36/11 ISSN 1428-3840
Should  be an interesting  build.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Squizzaa on January 05, 2016, 04:03:36 pm
My latest additions.

Takom 1/35 Leopard C2 Mexas
Italeri 1/48 Bo.105
Academy 1/35 Ontos
Tamiya 1/48 Pz.38(t)

Still considering whif ideas for them.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on January 06, 2016, 12:12:43 am
Off eBay

Trumpeter 1/72 Mig-29A Fulcrum
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on January 06, 2016, 12:53:02 am
From  BNA Model World  (http://www.bnamodelworld.com)two sets of one of the best detail upgrades for 1/25 cars - I love these sets.
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i82/gavinmaillardet/Aber%20Shockers_zpswuzwne55.jpg) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/gavinmaillardet/media/Aber%20Shockers_zpswuzwne55.jpg.html)
These will be used when I scratchbuild the chassis for this years Scale Cannonball Run entry.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 06, 2016, 01:58:52 am
Lovely stuff there Fred.  :thumbsup:

Strange how different countries use 'Shock absorber' and 'spring' interchangeably though, even though calling a 'shocker' by that name is totally wrong. It's really a 'damper' and the 'shockers' in your packet of bits really ARE 'shockers'.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 06, 2016, 06:47:25 am
Nabbed a single copy of the new 1/72 Airfix SeaKing Commando HC4 a few days ago.

wot a lovely kit.

an option for folding main rotor blades is quite good but a folding tail is perhaps a first for any 1/72 seaking.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 07, 2016, 12:05:15 am
First purchases for 2016, directly from Japan:
   
1:72 Hasegawa Pz.Kpfw V PANTHER ausf. F TANK (late version with a Schmalturm)
1:72 Hasegawa F-106A DELTA DART

Both were dirty cheap, despite postage, and the F-106 might end up in the Cold War GB under a non-USA flag...  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on January 07, 2016, 12:18:53 am
Got the CyberHobby 1/72nd HS Sea Vixen FAW2 off Hannants yesterday, also got the replacement Pavla resin ejector seats to replace the under scale items and the replacement nose cone with the more defined point. Best part was the kit had an RRP of £14.99 where as the FAW1 kit had the £34.99 price when released !!!, so the FAW2 is now in a proper price bracket and apart from the seats and nose it builds into a rather tasty Sea Vixen unlike the other kits on the market in this scale.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on January 07, 2016, 01:07:04 am
Lovely stuff there Fred.  :thumbsup:

Strange how different countries use 'Shock absorber' and 'spring' interchangeably though, even though calling a 'shocker' by that name is totally wrong. It's really a 'damper' and the 'shockers' in your packet of bits really ARE 'shockers'.  ;D

They are the sort of detail parts I have to force myself to use as they are almost too nice to risk spoiling them by attaching them to a model which doesn't do them justice.  Studio 27 PE disc brake sets (with resin calipers) fall into the same category.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 07, 2016, 01:31:03 am
Lovely stuff there Fred.  :thumbsup:

Strange how different countries use 'Shock absorber' and 'spring' interchangeably though, even though calling a 'shocker' by that name is totally wrong. It's really a 'damper' and the 'shockers' in your packet of bits really ARE 'shockers'.  ;D

They are the sort of detail parts I have to force myself to use as they are almost too nice to risk spoiling them by attaching them to a model which doesn't do them justice.  Studio 27 PE disc brake sets (with resin calipers) fall into the same category.


Tell me about it! I have a white metal Ardun head flat-head Ford engine kit that's so superbly cast that it'd be a shame to build it and install it in a model where it would be hidden under a bonnet/hood.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: JayBee on January 07, 2016, 07:20:06 am
My birthday was, as always, on Christmas Eve. Our son got me a present, a model that was at the time certainly NOT available in Europe, and so it came from America. YAY the Internet, BOO the postal system.
It eventually arrived to-day.
It goes very nicely with the earlier version that he gave me a couple of years ago.






Poe’s X-Wing Fighter from The Force Awakens.

(http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu247/JBricknell/DSCF0008_1.jpg) (http://s652.photobucket.com/user/JBricknell/media/DSCF0008_1.jpg.html)


(http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu247/JBricknell/DSCF0009.jpg) (http://s652.photobucket.com/user/JBricknell/media/DSCF0009.jpg.html)


(http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu247/JBricknell/DSCF0011.jpg) (http://s652.photobucket.com/user/JBricknell/media/DSCF0011.jpg.html)


(http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu247/JBricknell/DSCF0012.jpg) (http://s652.photobucket.com/user/JBricknell/media/DSCF0012.jpg.html)


(http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu247/JBricknell/DSCF0014.jpg) (http://s652.photobucket.com/user/JBricknell/media/DSCF0014.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 07, 2016, 01:37:23 pm
Not sure if it's an addition or not, but I discovered a PM Sea Fury I didn't know I had in me Mam's loft yesterday.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitbasher on January 07, 2016, 02:14:36 pm
Not sure if it's an addition or not, but I discovered a PM Sea Fury I didn't know I had in me Mam's loft yesterday.

Stealing from your mum's stash is not an ethical way to add to your own, Lee! 😉
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on January 07, 2016, 02:55:28 pm
LOL. Lee's stash is one of those that requires an out station for further storage. Some say mine is heading the same way..................
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Captain Canada on January 07, 2016, 03:03:35 pm
Those little X-Wings are so cool !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 07, 2016, 03:57:04 pm
LOL. Lee's stash is one of those that requires an out station for further storage. Some say mine is heading the same way..................

Yours is headed for the next COUNTY OGL!  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: rickshaw on January 07, 2016, 05:05:43 pm
LOL. Lee's stash is one of those that requires an out station for further storage. Some say mine is heading the same way..................

Yours is headed for the next COUNTY OGL!  :o

Isn't that just across the street in the UK?  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 08, 2016, 01:29:01 am
LOL. Lee's stash is one of those that requires an out station for further storage. Some say mine is heading the same way..................

Yours is headed for the next COUNTY OGL!  :o

Isn't that just across the street in the UK?  ;)

Yeah, yeah, yeah..................

You colonials have a warped sense of scale though.  ;) ;D :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Rheged on January 08, 2016, 01:48:27 am
LOL. Lee's stash is one of those that requires an out station for further storage. Some say mine is heading the same way..................

Yours is headed for the next COUNTY OGL!  :o

Isn't that just across the street in the UK?  ;)

Yeah, yeah, yeah..................

You colonials have a warped sense of scale though.  ;) ;D :lol:

It's the proportions that matter, not the sheer bulk
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on January 08, 2016, 03:34:38 am
LOL. Lee's stash is one of those that requires an out station for further storage. Some say mine is heading the same way..................

Yours is headed for the next COUNTY OGL!  :o

Isn't that just across the street in the UK?  ;)

There are places that have it worse, in fact there are places where the other end of your house can be in the next COUNTRY:

(http://i.stack.imgur.com/uy0CX.jpg)

In case you're wondering:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File%3aBaarle-Nassau_-_Baarle-Hertog-en.svg
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 08, 2016, 06:29:20 am
LOL. Lee's stash is one of those that requires an out station for further storage. Some say mine is heading the same way..................

Yours is headed for the next COUNTY OGL!  :o

Considering where Martin lives that's quite possible, he does live in the Heart of England after all.

Up the road from me 3 Boroughs converge at a roundabout, until a re-shuffle a few years ago it was 4. In the late 60's early 70's when Licencing laws were strict and enforced you could start drinking at 5:30 on one side of the roundabout (the other was 6:00pm) and then at 10:30 when Croydon closed cross the road to Lambeth and drink until 11:00pm  :cheers:

Can you imagine trying to explain licencing laws to today's 20 somethings who have only known all day opening ?  :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Librarian on January 08, 2016, 06:58:54 am
Reminds me of that wonderful scene from "Withnail and I"...waiting for opening time.

And for all the unfortunates who haven't seen this superb film, here's a taster:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pqFI8_LOmI

WARNING...VERY RUDE LANGUAGE
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on January 08, 2016, 10:08:12 am
Yesterday arrived my first kit purchase in about 3 years, not that I am running out of kits any time soon. I bought myself the Zvesda 1/72nd scale TOPOL  intercontinental ballistic missile/transporter. Very impressed with this kit, lots of bits to it and builds in to a nice, if controversial addition to my Cartel armoured division  :wacko: Also arrived within a couple of hours of that, a belated christmas present for a very good friend of mine who has helped me back onto my feet. Airfix 1/24th scale BF-109 E-4. Got it in the winter sale for just under 20 quid, so a good discount on it's RRP there. He is well made up with it, as he got my matchbox 1/32 scale spitfire off me too.
Chris. 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: JayBee on January 09, 2016, 06:08:45 am
Just arrived from the Big H.

A Model   DHC-4 Caribou, UN markings
A Model   C-8A Buffalo
Mikro Mir  Vickers Valiant
Armory    Me-163B Komet

All 1/144

1/72
Model Alliance Decals (they really mean TRANSFERS)   Canberra BI8 International

and some sheets of Plasticard.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: scooter on January 09, 2016, 10:39:36 am
Courtesy of Bungle for a 1/72 Matchbox 109, a 1/72 Fujimi Red Arrows Hawk arrived safely in the mail today.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Steel Penguin on January 09, 2016, 12:02:24 pm
down in Monmouth again today, so another 1:48 warrior  :tank: and the wonderland gang for the batman mini game
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 09, 2016, 01:18:12 pm
There's a model shop in Monmouth???

Where is it please?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Steel Penguin on January 09, 2016, 01:28:22 pm
Kit, its the wargames shop  Pegasus hobbies and games, its on the not town centre side of the old bridge past the hair dressers and new age shop,  theve got a selection of Airfix kits, and plenty of odd wargames stuff,  along with several paint ranges, glue etc  :thumbsup:   hope it helps.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Rheged on January 09, 2016, 01:38:45 pm
Thanks for that!  It's not that far from me in North Herefordshire.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 09, 2016, 02:39:49 pm
Kit, its the wargames shop  Pegasus hobbies and games, its on the not town centre side of the old bridge past the hair dressers and new age shop,  theve got a selection of Airfix kits, and plenty of odd wargames stuff,  along with several paint ranges, glue etc  :thumbsup:   hope it helps.

It certainly does, thanks, it's a sight closer than Antics in Gloucester, which is 20+ miles from me.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 11, 2016, 04:30:35 am
A Master/MisterCraft MiG-19S in 1:72. Maybe to be converted into an operational SM-12 for the Cold War GB.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on January 11, 2016, 06:02:41 am
From ebay

1 x 1/600 HMS Devonshire to be converted into HMS Cumberland http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,19781.msg707810.html#msg707810 entry #280

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on January 11, 2016, 08:34:31 am
From the Airfix Last Chance sale:

2 x 1/76th Bedford QLT & QLD trucks
1 x 1/144th Boeing 727
1 x 1/144th Boeing 737

No definite plans, but the nice Britannia Airways logo in the 737 has got me thinking about Brits In Space....

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on January 11, 2016, 07:02:55 pm
1/72 Mach2 Martin Sea Master
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Ed S on January 12, 2016, 05:36:08 pm
Went to the Chattanooga contest over the weekend. Picked up some potential WHIFF's.

Pegasus Fj-1 Fury 1/72
NOVO Supermarine Attacker 1/72
Matchbox BAE Hawk 200 1/72

Now to start planning their metamorphosis.

Ed
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Army of One on January 12, 2016, 05:44:40 pm
To help a mate get over the £50 for free deliveey from Airfix.....i got a very cheap Lightning starter set....took it over the required amount......but just to be sure.....a 1/48 warrior n troop set.......and the Snatch/WMIK landrover set.....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Captain Canada on January 13, 2016, 10:05:34 am
First kit of 2016 !
 Airfix Falklands Warship set. Cold War GB  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Doug K on January 13, 2016, 11:02:01 am
Fleabay was hit a bit hard over the festives. Been lurking here for a little while and whiffing is calling:
Revell's 1/72 Rafale, NH90 Italieri's Gripen & OA4, Airfix Hawk & Tucano.

Rafale & Skyhawk will be in RN colours, the latter for the Cold War GB.
The others wil follow on from my Scottish Independence "yes vote" back-story, posted elsewhere on this site.
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,40383.msg678322.html#msg678322 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,40383.msg678322.html#msg678322)



Eventually
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on January 13, 2016, 03:10:02 pm
From Evil-Bay (broke my golden rule and bought from S.Korea).
Tamiya 1/72 Jaguar GR-1.  Made in Italy which makes me think it's a reboxed Italeri kit.
This is another plane I built (and wrecked) as a kid.  In this case an Airfix Jag but I can't find one of them as cheap as this.
No idea what to do with it but it has the nose moulded separately which is always useful when whiffing.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on January 13, 2016, 03:14:50 pm
Tamiya 1/72 Jaguar GR-1.  Made in Italy which makes me think it's a reboxed Italeri kit.
You are correct in that thinking. Italeri have a re boxing arrangement with Tamiya that allows easier access for Italeri to the Japanese market for some of its 1/72nd aircraft kits. It also allows Tamiya to fill gaps cheaply in its own line up.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on January 13, 2016, 03:35:09 pm
Also bought off eBay
A & V Models 1/72 Tsibin NM-1
Had no results on the search,  but YouTube has it listed as the Russian SR-71.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 14, 2016, 08:17:29 am
Tamiya 1/72 Jaguar GR-1.  Made in Italy which makes me think it's a reboxed Italeri kit.
You are correct in that thinking. Italeri have a re boxing arrangement with Tamiya that allows easier access for Italeri to the Japanese market for some of its 1/72nd aircraft kits. It also allows Tamiya to fill gaps cheaply in its own line up.

And it's a LOT better than the rather ancient Airfix offering too.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 14, 2016, 08:21:06 am
Also bought off eBay
A & V Models 1/72 Tsibin NM-1
Had no results on the search,  but YouTube has it listed as the Russian SR-71.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsybin_RSR (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsybin_RSR)

(http://img633.imageshack.us/img633/7326/GZ14iq.jpg)

Awesome looking machine!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Captain Canada on January 14, 2016, 01:40:17 pm
A trip to London to have the lovely wive's car serviced netted me : Zvezda LI-2 in 200 scale, to become a US floatplane for my Goose dio, and the Airfix Higgins LCVP

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on January 14, 2016, 01:57:51 pm
bought from my "local" hobbycraft store

Hu 35 Gloss Varnish

Hu 120 Light Green

For some reason I didn't have the gloss varnish and I am running out of the light green

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 14, 2016, 02:36:54 pm

A trip to London to have the lovely wive's car serviced ....


You must have passed pretty close to me as you went over the Severn Bridge, you should have waved as you went past.#

It's a LONG way from Canada just to get a car serviced I'd have thought?  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on January 14, 2016, 04:30:56 pm
Also bought off eBay
A & V Models 1/72 Tsibin NM-1
Had no results on the search,  but YouTube has it listed as the Russian SR-71.
It's the resin and white metal kit. Got a 1/72 Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird in the stash, might alter it to look similar.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsybin_RSR (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsybin_RSR)

(http://img633.imageshack.us/img633/7326/GZ14iq.jpg)

Awesome looking machine!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitnut617 on January 14, 2016, 06:20:48 pm

A trip to London to have the lovely wive's car serviced ....


You must have passed pretty close to me as you went over the Severn Bridge, you should have waved as you went past.#

It's a LONG way from Canada just to get a car serviced I'd have thought?  ;)

If you had the money to buy one of these;

http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/~/media/Images/MCC/Editorial/Articles/Magazine%20Articles/2006/07-01/Exotic%20Motorcycles%20The%20Morbidelli%20V8/Moribelli%20850%20V8%20jpg.jpg

You have to keep the shipping crate it comes in.  That's because when you want to service it, you have to send it back to the factory ---
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 15, 2016, 03:28:55 am
Ordered two sets of 1:72 Xtradecal sheets: one for BAC Lightnings (fighters) and one for the BAC Strikemaster.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Captain Canada on January 16, 2016, 03:30:56 am
lol Robert that's a beautiful engine !

I have just received my Robert's Combat models C-133 ! It's huge !

 :drink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 17, 2016, 03:09:16 am
Just got another Airfix Beaufighter in Fenwicks of Newcastle. This one will be Dutch but not sure if NEIAF with the "National Flag" style markings as I have a sheet for Dutch Mitchells or as an RAF Coastal Command squadron returning home after the War with orange triangles replacing the RAF roundels. Again I have a Coastal Command sheet with a Dutch Sqd on it - I think ? I'm a long way from home at the mo
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on January 17, 2016, 08:18:06 am
Two Revell 1/72 kits;
Mirage 2000C Tigermeet
Privateer
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Chris Payne on January 17, 2016, 10:22:57 am
Back from the Bolton Model show with a couple of new additions to the stash.

Airfix 1/24 Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib
Condor 1/72 MiG-25PD (Courtesy of Geoff B)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on January 17, 2016, 11:29:26 am
From the rather wintery Bolton Show today

Italeri 1/72nd Bell OH-58A Kiowa
Fujimi 1/72nd F-35B Lightning II
Special Hobby 1/72nd Folland Gnat F-1
Hasegawa 1/72 F-16C twin pack special (Off Chris P)

Plus restock on thin cement, Xacto blades, tamiya tape and some paints.

Also picked up during the week was a Ka Models F-14A (fujimi rebox with mask, etch and decent decals  :thumbsup:)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Raptormodeller on January 17, 2016, 12:39:24 pm
'Small' addition: the bloody ENORMOUS 1:48 HobbyBoss YF-23. Replaces the TSR2 as a strike aircraft in the near future after a valiant career. That's the basic back-story anyway!

chomp chomp
-raptor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 17, 2016, 01:14:36 pm
An Airfix Defiant from Uncle Frank which will be out of the box but a whiff.  Think about that one...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on January 17, 2016, 06:44:22 pm
From toda...sorry...yesterday's Bolton Show (Got home, ate, fell asleep then woke up to internet problems):

Monogram 1/72nd scale F-105G Wild Weasel - Cheers to Thorvic's EKFG powers!
(To be RAF-buys-US Canberra replacement)

Revell 1/52nd scale Star Wars Snowspeeder
(These Level 3 Star Wars kits (proper kits, not toys) look like very good value for money, which makes a change)

Heller 1/72nd Alouette III scrapper for £cheep
(Spares box: got no rotor blades)

Tamiya tape, Chisel blades & paint.


*Got home, ate, fell asleep then woke up to internet problems
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on January 17, 2016, 11:53:23 pm
Its amazing how tiring a show actually is even when its a local one  :thumbsup:

Be interesting what you come up with for the Alouette III, as it certainly has whif potential, especially with a Sci-Fi twist.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 18, 2016, 12:15:37 am
After a long time of waiting, I finally got hands on a cheap Heller T-28 Trojan/Fennec from evilbay.
And I got another 1:72 MPM He 100 for the stash - the Special Hobby kit is much better, but the MPM kit has potential.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 18, 2016, 03:27:20 am
from the snowy Bolton Show yesterday.....

1/72 Frog Fairey Firefly
1/72 Special Hobby F2G Corsair
1/72 Tempest I conversion

also a large 'hold and fold' EB tool, superglue and a couple of decal sheets.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Raptormodeller on January 18, 2016, 04:30:16 am
1:72 Lightning F6 came in the post today, looking forward to disfiguring, sorry, kitbashing it.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 18, 2016, 05:17:39 am
From Fenwicks in Newcastle, new tool Airfix 1/72 Stuka   ;D Not on display as it has just arrived, sales assistant asked if I needed help and when I asked he went and got it from the storeroom   :thumbsup:

First glance looks very nice.

Nose is separate so might be a latter version on the cards. Two seats, one plain intended for pilot the other with moulded seat belts, not seen these on an Airfix kit before ? So plain seat will suit aftermarket or tape belts. Canopy is provided with middle section open or closed but might be fun painting frames on open version ? I'll find out when I get one.

All round looks  :bow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 18, 2016, 09:37:20 am
From ebay:
Ventura Spitfire F.XIVe

From Uncle Frank:
Amodel Henschel Hs 123A
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on January 18, 2016, 10:29:22 am
My first addition for this year. Despite the fact it was paid for as a pre order last August, from Coopers models. Who appears to have disappeared on line recently.

1/72nd Akatombo Blackburn B20.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on January 18, 2016, 11:49:27 am
1/72 Anigrand Martin SeaMaster
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on January 18, 2016, 01:34:12 pm
Its amazing how tiring a show actually is even when its a local one  :thumbsup:

Be interesting what you come up with for the Alouette III, as it certainly has whif potential, especially with a Sci-Fi twist.

Think it's more a matter of the getting up early... ;D

I thought the Alouette might be good for an RAF-in'-Nam FAC aircraft based on a Strikemaster with a helo cabin front end, but it turns out it's too wide (the original idea of a Gazelle is too narrow), so it's got no plan ATM. Interestingly, it's exactly the same width as a Dauphin, and since 'everybody knows' that the early Dauphins were  way different from most of them, that raises the possibility of a JMN-baiting 'Dauphin prototype' model... :wacko:

Another nice thing is that it has two engine options (SA316 & SA319). Since I already have a complete version of the kit, that means that however I build it up, I'll have three spare engines, with two of them identical. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 18, 2016, 02:48:44 pm
1/72 Anigrand Martin SeaMaster

Now you've got TWO Seamasters? Wow..........  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on January 18, 2016, 03:00:52 pm
Its amazing how tiring a show actually is even when its a local one  :thumbsup:

Be interesting what you come up with for the Alouette III, as it certainly has whif potential, especially with a Sci-Fi twist.

Think it's more a matter of the getting up early... ;D

I thought the Alouette might be good for an RAF-in'-Nam FAC aircraft based on a Strikemaster with a helo cabin front end, but it turns out it's too wide (the original idea of a Gazelle is too narrow), so it's got no plan ATM. Interestingly, it's exactly the same width as a Dauphin, and since 'everybody knows' that the early Dauphins were  way different from most of them, that raises the possibility of a JMN-baiting 'Dauphin prototype' model... :wacko:

Another nice thing is that it has two engine options (SA316 & SA319). Since I already have a complete version of the kit, that means that however I build it up, I'll have three spare engines, with two of them identical. :thumbsup:

Id say keep with the RAF/AAC FAC idea.
Give it the Dauphin main rotor set up. And rig it up like a Rhodesian gunship set up, they used either twin 303's or a single 20mm out of the side door.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on January 18, 2016, 03:13:57 pm
1/72 Anigrand Martin SeaMaster

Now you've got TWO Seamasters? Wow..........  :o
One more and I'll have a squadron! '
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitnut617 on January 18, 2016, 05:12:31 pm
1/72 Anigrand Martin SeaMaster

Now you've got TWO Seamasters? Wow..........  :o

Got an Anigrand one and a Combat Models one, both 1/72
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Flyer on January 19, 2016, 08:05:11 pm
First stash addition this year, another Airfix Focke-Wulf 190 A-8 and a tin of Humbrol matt black.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 20, 2016, 12:13:36 am
Thought that I made a bargain with a reasonbly priced Hasegawa 1:72 Wirbelwind tank from evilbay, but it turned out that the Flak turret was completely missing (bag with sprues nicely sliced open...). The rest was/is complete, though, and the seller refunded almost 50% of what I paid for the kit.
But now I have "only" a Panzer IV... maybe I turn it into a whiffy late war variant, with a new, sloped glacis plate and a different turret.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on January 20, 2016, 01:57:48 am
1/72 Anigrand Martin SeaMaster

That sounds nice. DtKS turning misty thinking of all the schemes......mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Ive been threatening to build my 40 odd year old Revell kit.(for 40 odd years) :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on January 20, 2016, 02:04:09 am
My first and hopefully last inquisitions for 2016.  "Frank" 1:32 Hasegawa( posted free from Japan(bargain)  Vought Kingfisher 1:32 Kittyhawks latest offering. Couldnt resist this one,but it looks like it could be an epic.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Squizzaa on January 20, 2016, 02:31:21 pm
I had one expected and one unexpected package waiting for me yesterday.

1/72 Mach 2 Vickers Viscount. Would love to do something like an Australian MPA or AEW with this but I've heard Mach 2 kits can be a bit tricky and I'm pretty much only just back to modelling after 30 years or so.

1/72 Airfix Rotodyne. This was a completely unexpected gift from a friend who knows how much I love the aircraft. Makes 3 in my collection now. I have to do something with them :)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on January 21, 2016, 07:39:15 am
From a charity shop near me, I picked up an Airfix  Fokker troop ship, I already have one of these, but I think I paid more than 2.50 for it. The box is a bit scruffy, but the contents are all there and good. The box is dated 1979
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 21, 2016, 07:49:23 am
From a charity shop near me, I picked up an Airfix  Fokker troop ship, I already have one of these, but I think I paid more than 2.50 for it. The box is a bit scruffy, but the contents are all there and good. The box is dated 1979


Great find.  :thumbsup: On ev!lbay these tend to go for insane prices, and the Fokker 27 has a lot of whiffing potential.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on January 21, 2016, 11:53:03 am
From a charity shop near me, I picked up an Airfix  Fokker troop ship, I already have one of these, but I think I paid more than 2.50 for it. The box is a bit scruffy, but the contents are all there and good. The box is dated 1979


Great find.  :thumbsup: On ev!lbay these tend to go for insane prices, and the Fokker 27 has a lot of whiffing potential.
Cheers, both will be wiffed into Honduran airforce service, one a maritime patrol a/c armed with either sea skuas, or penguins and a cannon. The other an ELINT  bird, or just a transport.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on January 21, 2016, 01:42:38 pm
OK, now you got me thinking about a build featuring the penguins from Madagascar...

I have to go to the LHS today to pick up glue, tape and styrene stock.  Can I do so without buying another kit?

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on January 21, 2016, 02:49:05 pm
OK, now you got me thinking about a build featuring the penguins from Madagascar...

I have to go to the LHS today to pick up glue, tape and styrene stock.  Can I do so without buying another kit?


...................no  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on January 21, 2016, 05:18:20 pm
OK, now you got me thinking about a build featuring the penguins from Madagascar...

I have to go to the LHS today to pick up glue, tape and styrene stock.  Can I do so without buying another kit?


...................no  :rolleyes:

Correct.  Although technically I didn't buy another kit.  I bought two.
1/72 Hasegawa Sd.kfz 7 half track to be mated with a fuel tank from an Airfix AEC.
1/24 Revell Fiat 131 Rally car for the Theme Build (Italian) at the Ballarat NNL in May.  It may be rebadged as a Lada.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 22, 2016, 03:17:43 am
From a charity shop near me, I picked up an Airfix  Fokker troop ship, I already have one of these, but I think I paid more than 2.50 for it. The box is a bit scruffy, but the contents are all there and good. The box is dated 1979


Great find.  :thumbsup: On ev!lbay these tend to go for insane prices, and the Fokker 27 has a lot of whiffing potential.
Cheers, both will be wiffed into Honduran airforce service, one a maritime patrol a/c armed with either sea skuas, or penguins and a cannon. The other an ELINT  bird, or just a transport.

Looking forward to that. I have one in the stash, too (was lucky to stumble upon a cheap one on ebay, and immediately snatched it... :rolleyes:), but with no serious plan. Maritime patrol / Middle America sounds nice.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on January 24, 2016, 01:35:31 pm
Jimmy Flintstone 1/25 Goldenrod LSR car.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldenrod_(car)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e4/Henry_Ford_Museum_August_2012_25_%281965_Goldenrod_streamliner_car%29.jpg/1024px-Henry_Ford_Museum_August_2012_25_%281965_Goldenrod_streamliner_car%29.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on January 24, 2016, 03:20:31 pm
Jimmy Flintstone 1/25 Goldenrod LSR car.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldenrod_(car)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e4/Henry_Ford_Museum_August_2012_25_%281965_Goldenrod_streamliner_car%29.jpg/1024px-Henry_Ford_Museum_August_2012_25_%281965_Goldenrod_streamliner_car%29.jpg)

Goldmembers personal transport to go with the Shaguar ?  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 24, 2016, 07:26:15 pm
From ebay:
CMR Spitfire mk IXe - the Czech boxing with oodles of Czech/Isreali markings

From Uncle Frank

Airfix junkers Ju 87 B Stuka - the old Series 2 one - in exactly the same boxing as the one that was my third ever aircraft model. Post war Spanish for this one, probably in the rather fetching blue that the Buchons wore.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on January 24, 2016, 11:59:05 pm
Jimmy Flintstone 1/25 Goldenrod LSR car.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldenrod_(car)


Goldenrod.  For when one Hemi just isn't enough...
This would look good next to a Revell Challenger One.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 25, 2016, 02:22:52 am
Jimmy Flintstone 1/25 Goldenrod LSR car.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldenrod_(car)


Goldenrod.  For when one Hemi just isn't enough...
This would look good next to a Revell Challenger One.


I don't think any of the majors ever moulded Goldenrod, did they? It's a pity, it would have been awesome model, and an equally awesome sized box too!  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 25, 2016, 06:19:44 am
Never seen or indeed heard of Goldenrod before. Looks absolutely gorgeous. Now need to read up about it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 25, 2016, 08:58:10 am
IIRC Goldenrod held the piston engined world car speed record for over 40 years!  :o

I saw it in the Ford Museum in Detroit just before I retired, one AWESOME machine.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 25, 2016, 09:01:12 am
For the first time in over a year I bought another kit!  :o

It's the Airfix Swift FR5 and what a beauty it is too. Mind you, it could do with longer wings.............  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on January 25, 2016, 05:23:45 pm
1/24 Profil24 Irving-Napier Golden Arrow, (1) 930hp Napier Lion W12, 231.56 mph, March 29, 1929.
1/25 Jimmy Flinstone Goldenrod, (4) Chrysler Hemi, total 2,400hp, 409.277 mph, November 12, 1965.

1/24 Monogram Chaparral for comparison.  :cheers:

(http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww291/joncarrfarrelly/BTS/GOLDEN_ROD_ARROW_01.png)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on January 25, 2016, 05:37:57 pm
Are you sure about the date for the Golden Arrow as 1979 looks to be a little bit out

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on January 25, 2016, 05:45:13 pm
Are you sure about the date for the Golden Arrow as 1979 looks to be a little bit out

Gondor

Just a typo.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on January 25, 2016, 06:38:27 pm
Without wheels & sponsons (pontoons?) the Golden Arrow looks like it's from an anime.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 26, 2016, 02:28:53 am
The other way around, I'd say. Many of the Vanship designs from Last Exile were inspired by LSR vehicles from the Thirties, like the Stutz Blackhawk or the Thunderbolt. Awesome creations.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on January 26, 2016, 03:09:59 am
Are you sure about the date for the Golden Arrow as 1979 looks to be a little bit out

Gondor

Just a typo.  ;D

That's what I thought. The computer getting dyslexic and not telling the difference between a 7 and a 2  ;D

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 26, 2016, 07:13:34 am
Another Dragon 1/200 XB-49 "cheap" from the old Alders store. This one will be the still ultra secret Vengence S.R.4  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Rheged on January 26, 2016, 08:58:16 am
Not so much stash growth as stash storage growth.  Down to IKEA Bristol yesterday to get cheap shelving units for the garage......now erected, they should help to declutter the house let Rheged minor and I see just what we have got. Lots of space, so if the imperial treasury permits, there may even be stash growth to fill the spaces.....unless Madame gets there first with her stuff.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: ericr on January 26, 2016, 12:35:19 pm
I couldn't resist :
while looking for another kit, I stumbled upon a seller whoa also had Hasegawa's Alf with a catapult :
I already have that catapult from the Alf and painted it blue,
and another one coming with Hasegawa's jake, painted red,
so now I just had to have one more to paint it yellow ...

Resistance is futile.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on January 26, 2016, 03:33:26 pm
The other way around, I'd say. Many of the Vanship designs from Last Exile were inspired by LSR vehicles from the Thirties, like the Stutz Blackhawk or the Thunderbolt. Awesome creations.

Yep, and I have the Chris Etzell (re-released by American Racing Miniatures) 1/25 Miller-Lockhart V-16 powered (two Miller 91cu-in
straight 8 on a common crancase) 'Stutz-Blackhawk' (which really had nothing to do with Stutz cars aside from sponsorship $$ and a
rear end.) It's tiny in comparison to the Golden Arrow.  :thumbsup:

I have some old solid model drawings of Eyston's Thunderbolt in it's early 'big mouth' and tall tail-fin form, but I wish
someone would do a 1/24 or 1/25 model of it in its record configuration, streamlined ice tank up front and no tail fin. Ditto
the Cobb 'Railston Special, though I'll probably have to bite the bullet and scratchbuild it, I do have a good set of drawings
for that shiny ali flying saucer.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 26, 2016, 04:10:53 pm
The Cobb Railton Mobil Special is one awesome car, I saw it many years ago, but stupidly can't remember here. Considering how big the engines are, TWO Napier Lion W12s, the thing is incredibly low to the ground. Doing 400 mph in that had to have been amazing!

The Thunderbolt by comparison seemed to be a huge car, Eyston seems to be dwarfed by the size of the car in the photos. Sadly it seems the car was destroyed by a fire when it was in NZ sometime during WWII.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Leading Observer on January 26, 2016, 04:27:55 pm
The Trumpeter Westland Wyvern. If [a big if] I can get the DDR Dornier finished, I see an alternative to the Skyraider - SE Asia camo and RAAF insignia perhaps?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 27, 2016, 04:37:08 am
Just got home from the LHS, was only supposed to buy paint and thinner and came out with an Italeri 1/72 Raptor too... opened the Revell one from the stash, and as i figured, it's the same kit, Italeri re-box... Guess one of them is gonna lose it's wings... :wacko:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on January 27, 2016, 08:42:43 am
first new stash addition for this year have been ordered  :mellow:

-trumpeter 1/144 J-20 stleath fighter
-trumpeter 1/144 F-22A Raptor
-Revell 1/144 EA-18G Growler
-Revell 1/144 F-14A Tomcat
-Minicraft 1/144 B-29A Superfortress

there was also an order for a 1/72 Hobbyboss F-22A Raptor but the kit was unavailable.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on January 27, 2016, 11:38:38 am
Today arrived some armour additions to the Honduras army, in the shape of a pair of 1/72nd scale Weisel 1 MK 20's. This is the S model 2 in a box kit, and is a quick build. They are quite good detail wise, and the only quick build I can see about them is the tracks and wheels as they are moulded as one. To me a good thing as they are quite tiny. Both are identical, with a 20 mm cannon in the turret, but one might get armed differently to the other. I just need a big enough transport helicopter for them to be transported inside, and slap some Honduras markings on it. I may just steal either a CH-47 or CH-53 off the U.S Marines for that purpose.
Chris
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 28, 2016, 06:26:55 am
Some 1:72 metal barrels for various cannons/tanks, directly from Poland - for some future tank conversion projects.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Bungle on January 28, 2016, 07:53:11 am
Well I've had a busy January and I'm not going to be adding anything new this month as I'm well and truly skint.

Ebay wins:
AModel Messerschmitt Bf 109 G2
Unknown Resin N.A. P-51H
Bilek IL-28 (was to be my GB entry but seeing Zenrat's Seabeagle maybe it will just be stash fodder !)
Sanger Avro Shackleton MR.1/2/3 - to be an MR.1 (yes I love vacuforms)
Hobby Boss Grumman Panther
Revell (nee Trumpeter) Antonov AN-2 Colt
Fly A.W. Whitley - less than half the price it was a year ago, thank you Airfix !
Choroszy A.W. 36 Scimitar resin - lovely kit (and cheap !)

From on-line stores
AModel Antonov AN-30 Clank - from Poland and 2/3rds the price than any UK seller (including postage !)
Airfix New Tool B.P. Defiant - well I had to get one didn't I?
AModel Let-L200
Hobby Boss LVT A-7E Corsair II - I now have the full house of all the Hobby Boss variants
Hasegawa Cessna A-37
Wolfpack N.A. T-2C Buckeye - expensive but looks nice
Italeri Fecce Tricolor set - MB 336 / Sabre / Fiat G-91 - Cheaper to buy the set than try to get a Revell G-91 on it's own
Aeroplast PZL M28 Coast Guard

From generous people on here....
Matchbox Messerschmitt bf 109 E  (Scooters on my Christmas card list)
Fine Molds Messerschmitt bf 109 G6 (Nares2 joins him)

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on January 28, 2016, 09:16:51 am
Just placed another online order, this time at DACO Decals  :mellow:

-DACO 1/72 F-16A/B decals
-Skyline 1/200 B767 Citybird decals
-Skyline 1/200 B737 Citybird decals
-Skyline 1/144 MD-11 Citybird decals
-Skyline 1/144 Airbus A300 (no decals, reissue of the old Airfix Airbus A300)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on January 28, 2016, 09:21:07 am
Some 1:72 metal barrels for various cannons/tanks, directly from Poland - for some future tank conversion projects.
Are they for modern tanks and cannons? if so could you send me a link to who you got them from please.
Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 28, 2016, 09:46:34 am
Just placed another online order, this time at DACO Decals  :mellow:

-Skyline 1/144 MD-11 Citybird decals


You'll LOVE them when they arrive, one of Danny's best.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 28, 2016, 11:47:30 pm
Some 1:72 metal barrels for various cannons/tanks, directly from Poland - for some future tank conversion projects.
Are they for modern tanks and cannons? if so could you send me a link to who you got them from please.
Cheers
Chris

No, it's WWII stuff, and the only more modern barrels belong to Soviet tanks (125mm).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on January 29, 2016, 01:18:55 am
first new stash addition for this year have been ordered  :mellow:

-trumpeter 1/144 J-20 stleath fighter
-trumpeter 1/144 F-22A Raptor
-Revell 1/144 EA-18G Growler
-Revell 1/144 F-14A Tomcat
-Minicraft 1/144 B-29A Superfortress

there was also an order for a 1/72 Hobbyboss F-22A Raptor but the kit was unavailable.

Arrived this morning  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on January 29, 2016, 02:41:41 am
Received from ebay

1 x Airfix 1/600 HMS Victorious to be updated some time to carry Phantoms

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on January 29, 2016, 01:53:01 pm
Some 1:72 metal barrels for various cannons/tanks, directly from Poland - for some future tank conversion projects.
Are they for modern tanks and cannons? if so could you send me a link to who you got them from please.
Cheers
Chris

No, it's WWII stuff, and the only more modern barrels belong to Soviet tanks (125mm).
cheers for the that  :cheers:
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 30, 2016, 11:07:54 am
A cheap Master/Mistercraft 1:72 Su-20 kit, directly from Poland and as kitbashing fodder.  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 30, 2016, 04:08:00 pm
From ebay:

CMK (I think...) Siebel Si 202 - likely RAF in Germany post war, like the Bf 108s used for communications work.

Sword Spitfire mk XVIe highback

Admiral Spitfire F22

Side deal with a mate:
Sword Spitfire mk Vc
2 x Airfix Spitfire mk IXc
Airfix Spitfire F.22
Fujimi Spitfire mk XIV lowback
KP Spitfire mk IX
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on January 31, 2016, 03:35:54 pm
Not a model per se but you could call it a kind of kit: 1/1 Marriage Licence from Internal Affairs.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Old Wombat on January 31, 2016, 06:31:17 pm
Not a model per se but you could call it a kind of kit: 1/1 Marriage Licence from Internal Affairs.

Now you're in it! :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on January 31, 2016, 07:38:28 pm
Not a model per se but you could call it a kind of kit: 1/1 Marriage Licence from Internal Affairs.

Are you planning to whiff it?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 01, 2016, 12:11:04 am
Not a model per se but you could call it a kind of kit: 1/1 Marriage Licence from Internal Affairs.

Good luck. It will never get finished, the details are overwhelming... esp. the PE parts.  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 01, 2016, 06:30:26 am
Not a model per se but you could call it a kind of kit: 1/1 Marriage Licence from Internal Affairs.

Straight out the box ?  ;D If the lady to be had been a Pom would it have come from External Affairs ?  :rolleyes: Long time since I got mine but I think it came with the church ? Down the Town Hall if registrar I suppose ? As I said 42 years ago and "she" probably organised it

Best of luck mate. With the right partner it's a fine institution  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on February 02, 2016, 10:40:24 am
Had a little shopping trip to Wonderland models today. Came home with a few items too....

1 x 1/72 Hasegawa EA-18G reduced to £15.99 from £25.99

1 x 1/72 Airfix AV-8A Harrier
1 x 1/72 Airfix Westland Sea King HC.4
1 x 1/72 Airfix B.P. Defiant

Xtracrylix XA1102
Xtracrylix XA1110
Xtracrylix XA1116
Xtracrylix XA1140

Brass rod. Not sure of the size, I just know that it will fit inside the TSR2 bogie as I had one with me to check the size.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Bungle on February 02, 2016, 11:13:03 am
Not a model per se but you could call it a kind of kit: 1/1 Marriage Licence from Internal Affairs.

Personally I'd scrap it and scratch build one yourself.   :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 02, 2016, 12:51:07 pm
A small package of bits and bobs from a mate, including a Fujimi Spitfire prop and bubble canopy (handy for the Fujimi Spit I got for a quid at Telford) and a pair of Bristol Mercury engines fully assembled with sand filters.  They're going on an assembled Frog/Novo Blenheim If for a Habbaniya aircraft.

My LHS is also holding a Novo Fokker "Southern Cross" that's likely to be an impressed RAF machine in the Middle East and I'm tempted with a Bristol Bombay for duties in Iraq also...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Army of One on February 02, 2016, 03:27:22 pm
Today arrived some armour additions to the Honduras army, in the shape of a pair of 1/72nd scale Weisel 1 MK 20's. This is the S model 2 in a box kit, and is a quick build. They are quite good detail wise, and the only quick build I can see about them is the tracks and wheels as they are moulded as one. To me a good thing as they are quite tiny. Both are identical, with a 20 mm cannon in the turret, but one might get armed differently to the other. I just need a big enough transport helicopter for them to be transported inside, and slap some Honduras markings on it. I may just steal either a CH-47 or CH-53 off the U.S Marines for that purpose.
Chris

What about a Mi26 Halo.....?  Get loads in the back of that.......or under it........
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on February 02, 2016, 06:09:05 pm
Thanks everyone! Here in NZ you get them at the local Courthouse from a Registrar...which I am, so I had to get a workmate to do it! The big day is 23 April :)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 03, 2016, 01:38:21 am
Today arrived some armour additions to the Honduras army, in the shape of a pair of 1/72nd scale Weisel 1 MK 20's. This is the S model 2 in a box kit, and is a quick build. They are quite good detail wise, and the only quick build I can see about them is the tracks and wheels as they are moulded as one. To me a good thing as they are quite tiny. Both are identical, with a 20 mm cannon in the turret, but one might get armed differently to the other. I just need a big enough transport helicopter for them to be transported inside, and slap some Honduras markings on it. I may just steal either a CH-47 or CH-53 off the U.S Marines for that purpose.
Chris

What about a Mi26 Halo.....?  Get loads in the back of that.......or under it........

Second that. It's HUGE, and the 1:72 Revell kit is very good.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on February 03, 2016, 04:46:24 am
Today arrived some armour additions to the Honduras army, in the shape of a pair of 1/72nd scale Weisel 1 MK 20's. This is the S model 2 in a box kit, and is a quick build. They are quite good detail wise, and the only quick build I can see about them is the tracks and wheels as they are moulded as one. To me a good thing as they are quite tiny. Both are identical, with a 20 mm cannon in the turret, but one might get armed differently to the other. I just need a big enough transport helicopter for them to be transported inside, and slap some Honduras markings on it. I may just steal either a CH-47 or CH-53 off the U.S Marines for that purpose.
Chris

What about a Mi26 Halo.....?  Get loads in the back of that.......or under it........

Wouldn't they be using the BMD or BMD2 then if they can get the Halo ?  ;) (Also available from S-Model  ;D )
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitbasher on February 03, 2016, 05:26:20 am
My LHS is also holding a Novo Fokker "Southern Cross" that's likely to be an impressed RAF machine in the Middle East and I'm tempted with a Bristol Bombay for duties in Iraq also...

I like!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitbasher on February 03, 2016, 05:30:02 am
With the right partner it's a fine institution  :thumbsup:

they say the same about Broadmoor and Belmarsh
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 03, 2016, 06:15:17 am
Thanks everyone! Here in NZ you get them at the local Courthouse from a Registrar...which I am, so I had to get a workmate to do it! The big day is 23 April :)

Ah, so you can't issue yourself with one ? Preaty good excuse for delay I would have thought  ;D

23rd April ; St Georges Day and Shakespeare's birthday I'm at a Golden wedding bash that day, long way to go Zac  :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on February 03, 2016, 09:14:32 am
Rescued from the local Post Office depot

1 x 1/72 Revell C-160 to replace my much more basic Heller one that will become part of something else, eventually...

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Rheged on February 03, 2016, 09:18:03 am
Madame Rheged and I (30 years in December 2016) wish the KiwiZac couple well.  From our limited experience, the journey is basically a good one, but be aware that occasional minor turbulence can occur.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Rheged on February 03, 2016, 09:45:54 am
I can't afford it myself, but can I report an unrivalled opportunity for stash-building?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35486258 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35486258)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on February 03, 2016, 11:32:07 am
Hmm....the only prop type in the photos is a bunch of Nanchang CJ-6a - quite popular in NZ - but the Yak-18s sound good too...I want a list!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on February 04, 2016, 05:09:46 am
Just placed another online order, this time at DACO Decals  :mellow:

-DACO 1/72 F-16A/B decals
-Skyline 1/200 B767 Citybird decals
-Skyline 1/200 B737 Citybird decals
-Skyline 1/144 MD-11 Citybird decals
-Skyline 1/144 Airbus A300 (no decals, reissue of the old Airfix Airbus A300)

Arrived today  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on February 04, 2016, 10:39:05 am
Not a model per se but you could call it a kind of kit: 1/1 Marriage Licence from Internal Affairs.

Just seen this: congratulations!  :thumbsup: ;D

Does it just snap together or is strong glue involved?  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on February 04, 2016, 11:56:59 am
Picked up off ebsy another Fujimi F59 boxing of the British Phantom FG1 Silver Jubilee kit. cost has shot up from the ones bought late last year as the kit price increased and the exchange rate dropped  :banghead:. But still cheaper than a 2nd hand one over here and the decals appear to be far superior to the original decals provided in alll the earlier boxings. Just wish they would do the F-4K Yellow Bird or the F-4M sharks teeth to get the earlier versions
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 04, 2016, 03:45:35 pm
An Airfix Gloster Gladiator starter set in a charity shop - only went in for a book on Francis Walsingham!

There's still a new tool Gnat and an Aston there as well...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 04, 2016, 11:33:26 pm
Not a model per se but you could call it a kind of kit: 1/1 Marriage Licence from Internal Affairs.

Just seen this: congratulations!  :thumbsup: ;D

Does it just snap together or is strong glue involved?  ;)

Probably lots of PSR, too...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on February 05, 2016, 02:17:30 am
Not a model per se but you could call it a kind of kit: 1/1 Marriage Licence from Internal Affairs.

Just seen this: congratulations!  :thumbsup: ;D

Does it just snap together or is strong glue involved?  ;)

Probably lots of PSR, too...  :rolleyes:

will need loads of after market add on's as well ;D

Now why have I got Queen's Another one bites the dust playing in my mind?

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Rheged on February 05, 2016, 02:49:02 am
Not a model per se but you could call it a kind of kit: 1/1 Marriage Licence from Internal Affairs.

Just seen this: congratulations!  :thumbsup: ;D

Does it just snap together or is strong glue involved?  ;)

Probably lots of PSR, too...  :rolleyes:

Mutual TLC helps, and I should imagine that your intended reckons that there's a fair bit of fettling to be done before she has you in the shape she wants you.............they usually do!.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nick on February 05, 2016, 05:56:07 am
An Airfix Gloster Gladiator starter set in a charity shop - only went in for a book on Francis Walsingham!

There's still a new tool Gnat and an Aston there as well...

If the Gnat is cheap and you're coming to Huddersfield please grab it for me.  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Captain Canada on February 05, 2016, 06:15:49 am
Late to the show but Congrats Zac !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 05, 2016, 06:40:14 am
Not a model per se but you could call it a kind of kit: 1/1 Marriage Licence from Internal Affairs.

Just seen this: congratulations!  :thumbsup: ;D

Does it just snap together or is strong glue involved?  ;)

Probably lots of PSR, too...  :rolleyes:

will need loads of after market add on's as well ;D

Now why have I got Queen's Another one bites the dust playing in my mind?



The new Ladybird book on the Wife might come in handy https://www.waterstones.com/booklist/262226/waterstones-booksellers-books- (https://www.waterstones.com/booklist/262226/waterstones-booksellers-books-)

I've got it and all I can say is that from experience it has to be the first of a multi volume work  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 05, 2016, 12:59:26 pm
The Gnat's a fiver, Nick.

From ebay:
CMR Spitfire HF.VII
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nick on February 05, 2016, 02:33:08 pm
The Gnat's a fiver, Nick.

From ebay:
CMR Spitfire HF.VII

That's fine by me Lee, if you don't mind please?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on February 05, 2016, 07:44:18 pm
Not a model per se but you could call it a kind of kit: 1/1 Marriage Licence from Internal Affairs.

Am I the only one that thinks that issuing marriage licences from a department called Internal AFFAIRS is just asking for trouble?  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 06, 2016, 01:03:43 am
Not a model per se but you could call it a kind of kit: 1/1 Marriage Licence from Internal Affairs.

Am I the only one that thinks that issuing marriage licences from a department called Internal AFFAIRS is just asking for trouble?  ;)

ROTFL!  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on February 06, 2016, 02:58:12 am
Received from Ebay

1/72 Mach2 A.W. Argosy

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 06, 2016, 05:35:45 am
Not a model per se but you could call it a kind of kit: 1/1 Marriage Licence from Internal Affairs.

Am I the only one that thinks that issuing marriage licences from a department called Internal AFFAIRS is just asking for trouble?  ;)

I see your point  ;D However some would say that Internal are ok as if you have an affair with your own wife it keeps the relationship alive. It's EXTERNAL affairs that are the problem  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 06, 2016, 08:51:40 am

..... Internal are ok as if you have an affair with your own wife it keeps the relationship alive......


Blimey, normal married life is complicated enough without adding MORE things to it!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 06, 2016, 03:47:54 pm
The Gnat's a fiver, Nick.

From ebay:
CMR Spitfire HF.VII

That's fine by me Lee, if you don't mind please?

I'll try to pick it up mon or tues.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kerick on February 06, 2016, 06:13:21 pm
Picked up a Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog at Hobby Lobby. It was $18.00 but a 40% online coupon made it $11.50. I already started glueing up the holes in the bottom. I already have one built OOB so now I have to figure out what to do with this one. Definitely an engine upgrade.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on February 07, 2016, 05:28:54 am
just got back from the Eeklo modelshow, with moddest stash additions  :rolleyes:

-Revell 1/72 F-16B Twin Seater
-Revell 1/144 Heinkel He111
-DACO 1/72 Sikorsky HSS.1 SeaBat decals (Belgian Air Force/Navy)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 07, 2016, 05:52:12 am
Just bought a couple of pre-painted/-fibred generic tabletop bases/modules - I'll give them a try for photography, and might tune one or two of them, e .g. with a coat of snow and some bushes or trees.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 07, 2016, 06:43:42 am
After another long search through the web, i finally managed to score a Hasegawa Limited Edition 1/48 F-16E Desert Falcon!! It was the last item on Der SockelShop's stock in Germany, and the only one i could find in any online shop!!  :drink: Oh, and the cost was around what i paid for Kinetic's F-16E! :thumbsup:
The plan for this kit is to first donate the F-16E specific parts to one of the 2 Tamiya 1/48 F-16CJ i have in the stash for a Whif, the rest of the kit will become a RW PoAF F-16AM with the ADF tail which is provided in the Skunkworks F-16XL kit. And a Kinetic 1/48 F-16F has also been ordered from a Portuguese shop... I know, more F-16s... :rolleyes: but what can i say? The sickness is becoming worse... :wacko:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on February 07, 2016, 01:26:59 pm
1/72 Frog Avro Shackleton Mk3
1/72 Airwaves EB-66C conversion
1/144 Revell An-124

As S+M Models do a range of 1/144 AWACS radomes makes sense to me to build a An-124 AWACS version.

The Lockheed Neptune looks good with twin booms and twin fins, so the same treatment could be used on the Shackleton.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 07, 2016, 01:31:03 pm

1/72 Airwaves EB-66C conversion


That's excellent and pretty rare these days too, well found.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on February 08, 2016, 04:51:42 am
Received from ebay

1 x 1/72 Airfix TSR.2M5 Stratos 4 to become a buddy refueller TSR2 when the O&A pack is available again.

From shapeways

1 x 1/600 Gun Leander Upgrade Kit

1 x 1/600 Leander to Rothesay conversion kit

1 x 1/600 County Class Destroyer Batch 1 upgrade set

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on February 08, 2016, 03:46:26 pm
Just arrived - Hasegawa 1/72 US Pilots & Ground Crew.
This gives me another Chevrolet crew van which I feel might get a Post Office paint job.

Plus, at the post office waiting to be picked up are some very tiny drill bits and polishing swabs.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on February 09, 2016, 09:02:02 am
Just arrived, bought secondhand  ;D

-Hasegawa 1/72 Aircraft weapons III: US A2A Missiles
-Hasegawa 1/72 Aircraft Weapons II: US Guided bombs & Gunpods


still on order

-Heller 1/72 Fouga Magister
-Academy 1/72 F-15D Eagle
-Italeri 1/72 BAe Hawk 100
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Squizzaa on February 09, 2016, 02:00:56 pm
Picked up at a garage sale over the weekend.

1 x 1/72 Mach 2 Republic RC-3 Seabee

1 x 1/72 Hasegawa Grumman X-29
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 10, 2016, 12:32:00 am
After 15 years of faithful duty, my engraving tool (from Aldi, cheap but with a very good Mabucchi motor and variable speed) died yesterday evening while cutting through my current EE Lightning/Su-17 kitbash for the Cold War GB.
R.I.P.  :-\

Anyway, I was lucky and happy to find a used specimen of this tool/set on ebay, I hope it is a worthy replacement.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 10, 2016, 06:33:59 am
I find it quite hard to part with old tools after they've given years of service even after they are completely knackered. Just get attached to them for some reason ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nick on February 11, 2016, 12:18:18 am
I find it quite hard to part with old tools after they've given years of service even after they are completely knackered. Just get attached to them for some reason ?

Attached to them? What are you, some kind of cyborg?  :rolleyes:

Mind you, that would explain Dizzy's rapid speed of model building  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on February 11, 2016, 12:31:48 am
still on order

-Heller 1/72 Fouga Magister
-Academy 1/72 F-15D Eagle
-Italeri 1/72 BAe Hawk 100

Arrived this morning  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on February 11, 2016, 12:33:14 am
...cyborg?  :rolleyes:

Mind you, that would explain Dizzy's rapid speed of model building  ;D

Yes!  With at least 4 arms, 2 of which have rotating tool carriers like a multi axis machining centre.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 11, 2016, 12:51:46 am
We are Borg!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Rheged on February 11, 2016, 01:46:00 am
We are Borg!

....but you have entered Whiffworld, and YOU will be assimilated.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on February 11, 2016, 01:57:54 am
We are Borg!

That would explain everything.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 11, 2016, 09:20:55 am
We are Borg!

....but you have entered Whiffworld, and YOU will be assimilated.

Dizzy, and the rest of us, have been assimilated for YEARS! 44 of them in my case.......
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: JayBee on February 11, 2016, 09:46:48 am
We are Borg!

....but you have entered Whiffworld, and YOU will be assimilated.

Dizzy, and the rest of us, have been assimilated for YEARS! 44 of them in my case.......

IN MY CASE AT LEAST 55YRS! :blink:

But to the more mundane aspects of this thread.....
From Tiger Hobbies

Fujimi 1/144 B-29 Superfortress with their extra transfer sheet of RAF Washington B! markings.

I used to think that this kit was a Fujimi re-pop of the old Crown/Minicraft kit.
NOT SO! This is a much better rendition of a B-29. Plus you get a full bomb load plus bomb racks for the bomb bay, the two Atomic Bombs, and the re-fuelling boom parts for a KB-29.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 11, 2016, 03:53:10 pm
From ebay:
AZ Spitfire F/HF.VII
AZ Spitfire FR.IXc

For Nick
Airfix Folland Gnat T2 "Red Arrows" Starter set
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chiglet on February 11, 2016, 04:32:56 pm
Just collected 2x Matchbox Hawk 200 kits. One RW, 'tother ?????
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 11, 2016, 08:09:14 pm
And a Kinetic 1/48 F-16F has also been ordered from a Portuguese shop...

 :cheers:

Arrived today! :wub: The shop from which i bought it, BigCatmodelismo.pt, didn't have in stock so i had to wait an extra week, but i don't mind as the price is the cheapest i could find and was also faster and safer as the carrier they work with is very good. They even call me before delivery as i might be at work and set another hour or place for delivery in hand. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on February 12, 2016, 02:58:02 am
Bought on ebay

1 x 1/72 Vingtor Decals Harrier Test & demonstration aircraft #3  This set contains decals for the two seat test aircraft

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 12, 2016, 07:49:40 am
Does that cover the 'Skyhook' scheme for G-VTOL Alastair?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on February 12, 2016, 10:33:32 am
Does that cover the 'Skyhook' scheme for G-VTOL Alastair?

Yes it does Kit, complete with the cloud and hook logo. The code for the decal set is 72-118

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 12, 2016, 01:19:24 pm
I'd love to do a Skyhook Harrier, hooked onto a crane as they intended, but they never got as far as 'hooking up' for real.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: seadude on February 12, 2016, 05:08:23 pm
Just ordered earlier this afternoon the 1/48 scale MPC Space 1999 Eagle Transporter for $106. Should recieve it next week.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on February 12, 2016, 11:30:55 pm
I'd love to do a Skyhook Harrier, hooked onto a crane as they intended, but they never got as far as 'hooking up' for real.

I had to goggle "Skyhook harrier".
What a entertaining idea.  Trying to recover aircraft in heavy seas would have made winning the toy of your choice in a claw game look easy.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 12, 2016, 11:56:14 pm
I'd love to do a Skyhook Harrier, hooked onto a crane as they intended, but they never got as far as 'hooking up' for real.

I had to goggle "Skyhook harrier".
What a entertaining idea.  Trying to recover aircraft in heavy seas would have made winning the toy of your choice in a claw game look easy.


Apparently the crane guys reckoned it would work fine.

They hooked up a warship's gun stabilising system to the crane and it ensured the Skyhook end stayed in the same place relative to the ship's path through the sea. Then it was up to the Harrier pilot to fly underneath the clamps, hover relative to it and they'd grab him. John Farley tried it in G-VTOL, but over land, and it worked as far as they went.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on February 13, 2016, 04:39:47 am
Received a few pieces from Colin at Freightdog this morning

One of each of the following...
FDR72003GA SR.177 Ground Attack variant
FDR72063 TERMA pod for Harrier GR.9
FDR72073 DH Red Top Missiles x 2
FDR70076 EE Lightening FGA conversion set
FDR72080 Hawker P.1130 conversion set
FDR72093 EE Lightening P.23 Genie conversion set
FDR72097 Gloster Javelin FAW.9/9R correction set
SCC7211 EE Canberra P.12 All Weather Fighter conversion set

This little lot should keep me busy for a while  ;D

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on February 13, 2016, 06:12:57 am
All 1/72;
Boeing EC-135N/E Snoopy
Airbus A400M Grizzly/Atlas
Martin B-57G
Blohm +Voss BV 222v2
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on February 13, 2016, 08:47:57 am
just got back from a daytrip to holland with the missus  :mellow:
came home with:

-Revell 1/144 F-16AM Tigermeet '14
-Revell 1/144 F-15E Strike Eagle & bombs
-Revell 1/144 F/A-18E Super Hornet
-Revell 1/118 PMB5 Mariner
-Revell 1/72 BAC Lightning F.6
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on February 14, 2016, 12:21:13 pm
Won on eBay;
1/72 RVHP Lockheed Constellation EC-121L conversion set.
1/72 TAV-8B Harrier II USMarines
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 15, 2016, 03:00:07 am
A cheap 1:72 Fujimi AH-1J, had a late "De/Militarize It" idea.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on February 15, 2016, 05:26:27 am
Unusual find 1/72 Monogram F-19 stealth fighter luminator in Orange transparent plastic.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TallEng on February 15, 2016, 10:23:35 am
Got back from work today to find packages, various....
From Colin at Freightdog;  Tallboy conversion kit for the Airfix Lancaster (will it fit the Revell one?)
Spitfire PR.XI conversion kit and a couple of decal sets.
An Revell Lancaster B.I/III (ebay win without box but complete, 5euro plus postage)
And from that well known Liverpudlian retailer of railway requisites, all Airfix new tools,
Gladiator, Harrier GR.3, Hurricane Mk.1, Vampire T.11 and 2x Typhoon IB. Strangely enough
All were Pre-owned and at around £4.50 to £5.00 ea. Except the Harrier that was £9.00.
Postage to Germany on the other hand......
Not quite as crippling as by Hannants, but still :banghead:

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nick on February 15, 2016, 12:28:32 pm
I went looking for books in a local charity shop and found "The largest and heaviest bomber to see service in World War Two".

Airfix B-29 Superfortress with rotating bomb bay  :o. It's clearly sat in a loft for 40 years, opened but otherwise pristine. Cheap!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on February 15, 2016, 02:49:59 pm
I went looking for books in a local charity shop and found "The largest and heaviest bomber to see service in World War Two".

Airfix B-29 Superfortress with rotating bomb bay  :o. It's clearly sat in a loft for 40 years, opened but otherwise pristine. Cheap!

That's a very unique aircraft then as all the B-29's that I know of had a non rotating bomb bay

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nick on February 15, 2016, 03:45:12 pm
I went looking for books in a local charity shop and found "The largest and heaviest bomber to see service in World War Two".

Airfix B-29 Superfortress with rotating bomb bay  :o. It's clearly sat in a loft for 40 years, opened but otherwise pristine. Cheap!

That's a very unique aircraft then as all the B-29's that I know of had a non rotating bomb bay

Gondor

Well there's something odd going on with the bomb bay from looking at the instructions! I've never seen a kit with so many bombs either!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 15, 2016, 08:01:58 pm
From Germany, bought online from Der Sockelshop, Hasegawa's 1/48 F-16E! This kit will generously donate it's E bits to a Tamiya F-16CJ Block50 Kit. It took me quite a while to find this kit at a reasonable price, and it was cheaper than the Kinetic F-16E... :thumbsup:
Also, from the UK, bought from Story Models.com, a Quickboost 1/48 ACES II ejection seat.
(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah318/rui_reis2/IMG_18001.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/rui_reis2/media/IMG_18001.jpg.html)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on February 15, 2016, 10:24:35 pm
1/72 USCoast Guard C-130J kit
To be kitbashed with spare parts from a Shin Miewa PS-1/SS-2 flying boat -amphibious C-130J.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on February 16, 2016, 12:27:32 am
Broke my "no overseas sellers" rule and hit up Evil-Bay Japan for a 1/72 Bandai Y-Wing.
It arrived today and it is exquisite.  Exactly what I have come to expect from Bandai.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 16, 2016, 01:51:02 am
Broke my "no overseas sellers" rule and hit up Evil-Bay Japan for a 1/72 Bandai Y-Wing.
It arrived today and it is exquisite.  Exactly what I have come to expect from Bandai.


I wonder if anyone ever built a Y wing with wings... :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on February 16, 2016, 02:28:51 am
Broke my "no overseas sellers" rule and hit up Evil-Bay Japan for a 1/72 Bandai Y-Wing.
It arrived today and it is exquisite.  Exactly what I have come to expect from Bandai.


I wonder if anyone ever built a Y wing with wings... :wacko:

I'm contemplating it...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on February 16, 2016, 03:13:40 am
From ebay

1 x 1/72 Airfix Av-8A which will join the other two I have as real world builds seeing that I have the decals for a Thai machine  ;D

Also received today from Thorvic a very over the top delivery of Airfix 1/600 warships.

I was only after the Falklands Warship set but was sent in total the following

1 x 1/600 Falklands Warship set
1 x 1/600 HMS Victorious
1 x 1/600 HMS Tiger & HMS Daring
2 x 1/600 HMS Leander
2 x 1/600 HMS Amazon

I am blown away by his generosity which was totally uncalled for  :blink: I am now going to have to think of what to do with some of the items though as I now have two aircraft carriers I could simply do one out of the box and update the other one.... or something like that.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 16, 2016, 05:29:01 am
I'm contemplating it...

 :wacko: ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 16, 2016, 08:45:07 am

From Colin at Freightdog;  Tallboy conversion kit for the Airfix Lancaster (will it fit the Revell one?)


Don't see why not, it fits a TSR2.  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 16, 2016, 08:55:16 am
I went looking for books in a local charity shop and found "The largest and heaviest bomber to see service in World War Two".

Airfix B-29 Superfortress with rotating bomb bay  :o. It's clearly sat in a loft for 40 years, opened but otherwise pristine. Cheap!

That's a very unique aircraft then as all the B-29's that I know of had a non rotating bomb bay

Gondor

Well there's something odd going on with the bomb bay from looking at the instructions! I've never seen a kit with so many bombs either!

Nothing odd, the kit has the forward and mid-fuselage pressure bulkheads and the pressurized tunnel used to move
between the pressurized sections of the aircraft.

(http://www.kansas.com/latest-news/htdqdm/picture944854/ALTERNATES/FREE_960/121213doc)

Inside the tunnel:
(http://imgc.artprintimages.com/images/art-print/b-29-gunner-in-the-35-foot-tunnel-connecting-the-forward-and-rear-pressurized-compartments_i-G-87-8782-XGTT300Z.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nick on February 16, 2016, 10:59:14 am

Nothing odd, the kit has the forward and mid-fuselage pressure bulkheads and the pressurized tunnel used to move
between the pressurized sections of the aircraft.

Inside the tunnel:
(http://imgc.artprintimages.com/images/art-print/b-29-gunner-in-the-35-foot-tunnel-connecting-the-forward-and-rear-pressurized-compartments_i-G-87-8782-XGTT300Z.jpg)

So that's what it is... You wouldn't get me down that tube!  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on February 17, 2016, 09:25:09 am
another ebay win was received today

1 x 1/72 Xtrakit Hunter T7 to go with the Freightdog P.1130 conversion set

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 17, 2016, 10:28:00 am
1/144 Roden Bristol Brittania, Monarch Airlines. Looks quite nice, haven't done a clip and fit on parts yet.

1/48 Revell Stearman Aerobatic Biplane, second release of their brilliant Model 75/PT-13,-17
kit, with a new sprue containing Super Stearman bits, bigger engine, full cowling, spatted
landing gear. 
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on February 17, 2016, 01:26:52 pm
1/144 Roden Bristol Brittania, Monarch Airlines. Looks quite nice, haven't done a clip and fit on parts yet.

Do it Yorkshire Airlines with the the bolt on privie  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 18, 2016, 01:11:51 am
Another cheap Gunze Sangyo 1:100 "Idel Mayarl" kit from the Dorvack anime TV series, directly from Japan.
Dedicated whif fodder, to be kitbashed with a Regult battle pod from Macross for an individual officer's pod (and part of a planned Zentraedi pod platoon  ;D).

I guess noone understands what I am talking about...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on February 18, 2016, 01:25:40 am
Absolutely no idea.  But i'm sure it'll turn out nice.

I got some Vallejo paints delivered.  It's cheaper to pay the postage than to go to the shop as if I do that i'll buy more kits (experience has shown me its not possible to buy them mail order - every time I try they e-mail me back saying sorry but while the computer shows that one in stock we can't find it on the shelves).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Steel Penguin on February 18, 2016, 03:48:35 am
2 packs of humbrol putty
Tamiya 1:35 walls pack and jerry can pack,
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Snowtrooper on February 18, 2016, 05:20:09 am
a Regult battle pod from Macross
Why, it's one of the (in)famous Unseen, the Ostsol type heavy BattleMech! ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 18, 2016, 05:50:42 am
I got some Vallejo paints delivered.  It's cheaper to pay the postage than to go to the shop as if I do that i'll buy more kits (experience has shown me its not possible to buy them mail order - every time I try they e-mail me back saying sorry but while the computer shows that one in stock we can't find it on the shelves).

The same happens to me when i go to my LHS, i always end up coming out with more than i wanted to buy. Last time i was also going to get some paints and Tamiya tape and came out with my third F-22 kit... :blink:
But as they only stock around a dozen of kits in each scale, i've bought most of my kits online. That was the only way i could buy all the kits what i wanted...
Must have bought around 120 kits that way, only a couple of problems with all those orders.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 18, 2016, 09:10:26 am
1/144 Roden Bristol Brittania, Monarch Airlines. Looks quite nice, haven't done a clip and fit on parts yet.

Do it Yorkshire Airlines with the the bolt on privie  ;D

Nah, I'll use the Welsh Models Cl-44J Swingtail for that.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 18, 2016, 02:17:11 pm
From ebay:

Pegasus Spitfire F.22 (2nd tooling)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Old Wombat on February 19, 2016, 12:07:50 am
All 1/48;

HobbyBoss F4U-4 (Late Model) Corsair (to be RAM ca. 1951)
Tamiya F4D-1 Skyray (#2) (to be N(aval)ARDU ca. 1962)
Revell Rafale M & Bomb Rack (to be either RAN/RAM ca. 2010/15)
Kittyhawk F6F-8/8P Cougar (to be -8 in RAN colours ca. 1968)


PS: That's a lot of aircraft for me, especially as no armour buys! :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Army of One on February 19, 2016, 01:37:07 am
All 1/72;
Boeing EC-135N/E Snoopy
Airbus A400M Grizzly/Atlas
Martin B-57G
Blohm +Voss BV 222v2

Blimey.....a spare room to display them.....? I have a revell 1/72 FW200 and Ju290 but can't really make them as no space to display....unless i chuck SWMBO'd clothes n shoes out n use the locker space....oh, let me think about that........
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on February 19, 2016, 02:49:49 am
An ebay win arrived today

1 x 1/72 Zvezda Ju-88 G6

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 19, 2016, 03:00:38 am
a Regult battle pod from Macross
Why, it's one of the (in)famous Unseen, the Ostsol type heavy BattleMech! ;)

Argh, that's an ugly, raped re-design of the Regult pod!  :-X
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: scooter on February 19, 2016, 03:10:20 am
Dedicated whif fodder, to be kitbashed with a Regult battle pod from Macross for an individual officer's pod (and part of a planned Zentraedi pod platoon  ;D).

I guess noone understands what I am talking about...  :rolleyes:

Some of us do, having been a fan of the bastardized version of Macross shown here in the States known as Robotech
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Captain Canada on February 19, 2016, 04:57:12 am
A nice surprise arrived in my mailbox yesterday.....an Airfix Supermarine Swift ! Thanks Gondor....you rock ! Was so excited it's already started. It's deciding how to finish it that gonna be the problem !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 19, 2016, 09:31:34 am
Another blast from the anime past for the stash - all from the Macros OAV and ARII 1:100 kits and surprisingly from a French seller:
- a Destroid Defender (later boxing with PVC collectible figure)
- a Destroid Spartan (dto)
- another Regult pod (1st generation white boxing)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on February 19, 2016, 10:13:39 am
1/72
Airfix Bristol Superfreighter
Italeria Lockheed C-130E/H with additional USCoast Guard decals.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Steel Penguin on February 19, 2016, 10:38:21 am
more 28mm figs from Statuesque
2 packs of pulp scale heads
3 more HK killer fembots
professor Felicity Popponton
and Ramjeet Singh and Bosun
and under 24 hours from order to delivery as well.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 20, 2016, 03:03:13 pm
From the LHS:

Novo Fokker "Southern Cross" - thinking an impressed machine in Iraq used against Rashid Ali's rabble.

2 Xtradecal sheets - 74 Sqn (ordered in error by Frank but the Gauntlet markings are ideal for a Gloster F5/34) and RAF Hunters.  I wanted the latter to finish my Swift F7 but the "Black Arrows" option would look good on my planned P.1083 T-bird.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Chris Payne on February 21, 2016, 11:56:04 am
Picked up a few new additions to the stash this weekend.

Airfix 1/72 HH-53 Super Jolly Green Giant - Via Thorvic
Fujimi 1/72 Phantom FG.1 - Via Thorvic
Matchbox 1/72 Meteor NF.11/12/14
Revell 1/72 AB.212/ UH-1N
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 21, 2016, 12:12:23 pm
Too much to list from the smash and grab raids on several traders at 'uddersfield.  However, some of the highlights:

Two Maintrack BAC Lightnings - F1 and F2 - for a fiver apiece
A Testors Swift which upon opening actually contained a complete Magna Swift F7 (Weaver got the misiles from it as I detest the Fireflashes), the fuselage of a CMR Swift, and several Airkit Swift conversions/upgrades - two FR5 and at least three F1 intakes.
An Aviation USK Rogarski...  That Yugoslav Hurricane lookalike, you know the one I mean.
Matchbox Canberra PR9, which will either get a PRU Blue paint scheme or the Freightdog P12 conversion.
Many, many Spitfires, some containing extra kits and bits.  The Xtrakit mk XII being a case in point, containing the kit, a Modelnews mk XII, a complete Brigade mk XII conversion plus bits of a second and three resin early Griffon engines.  One turned out to be that unknown white metal one assembled, filled with milliput and used to cast the resin jobs.

All in all, well worth the candle.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on February 21, 2016, 12:21:45 pm
1/72
Heller Nord Noratals- possible twin boom twin tail kitbash with the Airfix Bristol Superfreighter.
Maintrack Models resin Halifax VIII/Halton conversion kit.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on February 21, 2016, 12:36:58 pm
From Huddersfield Show an Airfix Fairey Rotodyne after watching that bit on the Beeb last week  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on February 21, 2016, 01:56:50 pm
A Testors Swift which upon opening actually contained a complete Magna Swift F7 (Weaver got the misiles from it as I detest the Fireflashes), the fuselage of a CMR Swift, and several Airkit Swift conversions/upgrades - two FR5 and at least three F1 intakes.
Well then, that must've been a rather pleasant surprise! Great score!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on February 21, 2016, 02:02:19 pm
Didn't intend to spend much at Hudderfield, and relative to what I got for it, I didn't (that's my story and I'm sticking to it).

There was a stall with boxes and boxes of 'the good, the bad and the ugly' kits going for £3 each or four for a tenner. There was also a stall selling off an enormous book collection for a widow at £3-£6 each, and near closing time, one of the traders who also had a box of 'imperfects' was accepting all reasonable offers, so:


Models, all an average £2.50 each and all 1/72nd unless otherwise stated:

Dragon Do 335B-6 Arrow night-fighter (complete. £16 retail price ticket plus £5 of aftermarket PE in it!)
One box with 2 x 1/72nd Airfix F2H Banshees and a Hasegawa Grumman Panther (no decals for any of them)
Monogram F-82G Twin Mustang (no decals)
Novo F-82 F/G Twin Mustang (no box or decals)
Eastern Express Sea Vixen (highly incomplete: basically just two sets of wings, six Red Tops, plus sundry bits)
Matchbox Douglas F3D-2 Skynight (no decals)
Revell A-1E/AD-5 Skyraider (no decals)
Huh? brand PZL-37 Los (no box, decals or instructions)
Novo Gloster E.28/39 (no box, decals or instructions)
Novo GAL Hotspur (no box, decals or instructions)
1/76th scale Tower Trams London E1 Class Tram (complete)
1/144th scale Eduard Avia S-92 (2-seat Me 262) (complete)


Books (£10 the lot)

Royal Navy Aircraft carriers 1945-1990 by Leo Marriot
British Warship Designs since 1906 by G.M.Stephen
The Hybrid Warship by R.D.Layman & Stephen McLaughlin (saw this years ago in the library and always coveted it)


From The Wooksta (unwanted finds in mystery boxes - cheers Lee!)

2 x white metal Fireflash missiles (no fins, but dead easy to make those from plastic card)
1 x pack of 1/35th cammo net



Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nick on February 22, 2016, 01:04:25 am
That 'Good, Bad and the Ugly' sale? I paid £2 for 3 kits and walked off with 7!

Italeri Gripen
Frog He162 still in the bag with old Beatties 20p sticker  ;D
HobbyBoss Dewoitine 520. Opened the box to find that kit plus 4 of the old Frog kits in a bag! Bonus!  ;D

Also got a book of Falklands cartoons by the Royal Marines and a couple of Kenneth Mackseys whatif books on Operation Sealion and World War 3.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on February 22, 2016, 05:00:37 am
received an ebay win today

1 x 1/72 Hasegawa J.A.S.D.F. E-2C Hawkeye with an Authentic Decals decal sheet for some US Navy aircraft. I also have in the stash Sky Decals Israeli markings too.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 22, 2016, 05:51:31 am
Couldn't get what I was after at Huddersfield so settled for a new tool Eduard Profipack 1/72 Fw 190 A5. Absolutely superb, especially for £12.99. For a long time I thought there were 2 kits on the sprue there are that many extras  :o You basically get 2 of everything (including fuselage and wings) apart from the cowl rings and cockpit. For some bits you get 4 alternatives plus there are loads of bits intended for latter boxings.  ! She will probably be real which means my Airfix or Revell one will go to the ANR and the Swiss will get one of the others in the stash.

Also got some Albion Alloy sanding sticks and some decent tweezers. Oh yes and some coffee stirrers....cheers Mossie  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 22, 2016, 01:56:07 pm
Arrived today from ebay:

Parcel from Kitfinger, containing:
Airkit Spitfire F21, albeit incomplete and just the fuselage and wings.*
Airkit Spitfire II Rotol prop
Aeroclub Spitfire F.XII fuselage conversion
Aeroclub Spitfire FR.XVIIIe fuselage conversion
Aeroclub Seafire F.XVII fuselage conversion

A parcel from another trader.  Again, MORE Spitfires:
Ventura Spitfire HF.VII
Ventura Spitfire F.VIII
Ventura Spitfire F.IXc
Ventura Spitfire PRXI
Ventura Spitfire F.XIVe - this was part started, with much of the hard work done.
Ventura Seafire F.VII
Model News Spitfire F.XII (the company was often referred to as "Bad News" given the state of the mouldings... Tamiya they're not!)
The Eduard Profipack reboxing of the Aeroteam Spitfire F.21

AND, best of all, an Airkit Spitfire F21, completely assembled.  The guy had done a decent job of it, a little filler and a coat of paint and she's done. He described it as "possible bin fodder"


*The wings will go to finish the F21 I got from PR19_Kit a few years back that was sans wings.  I've spare Airkit canopies and moulds for all the cockpit internals and tailplanes.  Somewhere else in the stash, I have the Airkit C wing conversion that should fit this, enabling me to do the only Airkit Spitfire F14.  I'm surprised he never did one.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 22, 2016, 07:59:28 pm
HUMA 1/72 Dornier Wal on it's way from Nihon via eBay.
Even with shipping still the most reasonable current price I've seen on the kit.
Why, oh why did I think $33 was too dear 15 years ago?, if only I could get it for that now.
 :banghead:

Yes, it will be for a Lovecraft Mountains of Madness build in honour of the late, great Greg Ewald.   :party:

(http://img.myconfinedspace.com/wp-content/uploads/tdomf-2/451197/Miskatonic-Expedition-Patch-Revison-1-700x700.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on February 23, 2016, 01:04:39 am
From Clearly Scale (http://clearlyscale.com) in Canada,  a second (due to some confusion with his mail forwarders) 1/24 resin 6.4 litre Supercharged Hemi with T56 manual gearbox.
(https://images.bigcartel.com/bigcartel/product_images/165816463/max_h-1000+max_w-1000/HemiLxSupercharged_EngineSet_1aNEW.jpg)
Its a gorgeous bit of casting.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 23, 2016, 03:33:03 am
HUMA 1/72 Dornier Wal on it's way from Nihon via eBay.
Even with shipping still the most reasonable current price I've seen on the kit.
Why, oh why did I think $33 was too dear 15 years ago?, if only I could get it for that now.
 :banghead:

Yes, it will be for a Lovecraft Mountains of Madness build in honour of the late, great Greg Ewald.   :party:

(http://img.myconfinedspace.com/wp-content/uploads/tdomf-2/451197/Miskatonic-Expedition-Patch-Revison-1-700x700.jpg)

Excellent! Obtaining the HUMA Wal must already have included some dark rites, hopefully there is no hidden Shoggoth in the box...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Captain Canada on February 23, 2016, 04:15:00 am
I forgot to post that I had received a Supermarine Swift in the post via Gondor. Thank you Sir ! Very thoughtful. Happy to see such a cool aeroplane for the first time, and such a lovely kit. Mostly built already.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on February 23, 2016, 06:08:22 am
Today arrived some armour additions to the Honduras army, in the shape of a pair of 1/72nd scale Weisel 1 MK 20's. This is the S model 2 in a box kit, and is a quick build. They are quite good detail wise, and the only quick build I can see about them is the tracks and wheels as they are moulded as one. To me a good thing as they are quite tiny. Both are identical, with a 20 mm cannon in the turret, but one might get armed differently to the other. I just need a big enough transport helicopter for them to be transported inside, and slap some Honduras markings on it. I may just steal either a CH-47 or CH-53 off the U.S Marines for that purpose.
Chris

What about a Mi26 Halo.....?  Get loads in the back of that.......or under it........
Now there's a thought, I could probably fit 6 of the things in one of those, and I have the Zvesda one in the stash :wacko:. Maybe it could be something the Honduras army, relinquished from the Cartel on a raid, much like a current build I am doing.
Today arrived my much anticipated acquisition from the Ukraine, my Modelsvit BBA-14 has arrived, and I am liking it. Very different and has lots of wiff potential. Just wondering where I am going to put the KH-59's on it now  :wacko:
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 23, 2016, 06:22:13 am
"Accidently" won an 1:72 Revell Westland Lynx (ex Matchbox kit, but with modified door windows) on ebay.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 23, 2016, 10:08:06 am
From Clearly Scale (http://clearlyscale.com) in Canada,  a second (due to some confusion with his mail forwarders) 1/24 resin 6.4 litre Supercharged Hemi with T56 manual gearbox.
(https://images.bigcartel.com/bigcartel/product_images/165816463/max_h-1000+max_w-1000/HemiLxSupercharged_EngineSet_1aNEW.jpg)
Its a gorgeous bit of casting.


Droooool, that looks SUPERB Fred. What plans have you got for it?

Which car uses/used the T56 box?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on February 24, 2016, 12:45:16 am
According to Wikipedia the Tremec (nee Borg Warner) T56 was developed for the Dodge Viper but then went on to be used in other vehicles including the Holden Monaro, Ford Falcon XR8 & Aston Martin V12 Vanquish.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borg-Warner_T-56_transmission

I bought it because I needed a six speed manual to mate to an 800ci "mountain motor" for this years scale Cannonball Run.
My workshop is currently machining unobtanium gear sets for the transfer case and the diffs.
The vehicle in question will be a 4wd (this years route is Darwin to Adelaide and includes unsealed road sections) Buick Grand National based ute built using a cut down 1/24 Monogram body, Ross Gibson resin engine and scratchbuilt chassis &  independent suspension.

The engine itself will then be spare but I have a number of other transmissions in my parts boxes plus a selection of Mopar kits what would benefit from a more modern engine.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 24, 2016, 02:35:59 pm
Ahah, the Monaro was where I'd heard of it before I think.

That's going to be an awesome build, looking forward to it.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on February 26, 2016, 10:59:32 am
This morning I picked up from Argos another ebay win

1 x 1/72 Matchbox Phantom (for spares) the advert said. Pretty sure that 99% of the kit is there and what is missing would be replaced anyway. Decals and the instructions are the main things gone, but I am not worried about them at all as I have another Matchbox Phantom for the instructions and the decals are not a problem at all. Not sure if I will do the swing wing version of the fuselage/wing stretch version yet.

Gondor



Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 26, 2016, 05:54:37 pm
... Not sure if I will do the swing wing version of the fuselage/wing stretch version yet.

I was looking at a line drawing of that Phantom yesterday, would be nice to see that built... :thumbsup:

And today, monthly visit to the LHS... it happened again, went in to buy colors and masking tape and also brought along a Revell 1/72 Rafale M... :rolleyes:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on February 27, 2016, 12:48:22 am
... Not sure if I will do the swing wing version of the fuselage/wing stretch version yet.

I was looking at a line drawing of that Phantom yesterday, would be nice to see that built... :thumbsup:

And today, monthly visit to the LHS... it happened again, went in to buy colors and masking tape and also brought along a Revell 1/72 Rafale M... :rolleyes:

 :cheers:

The VG Phantom FVM or the Big Wing Phantom HL ?

BTW did you get the masking tape and paint or were you really bad and forget what you went in for ?  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 27, 2016, 09:53:39 am
The VG Phantom FVM or the Big Wing Phantom HL ?

BTW did you get the masking tape and paint or were you really bad and forget what you went in for ?  :banghead:

Well, both would be perfect!  ;D But i was talking about the VG variant, it's posted on secret projects forum but user canisd found it on this forum. :thumbsup:
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1881.0.html

Oh, i did get the tape, 2 Tamiya refills and XF-2 and 20, X-3 and 7, and the owner of the shop threw in a 0/3 detail brush.  :thumbsup:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on February 27, 2016, 11:56:17 am
The VG Phantom FVM or the Big Wing Phantom HL ?

BTW did you get the masking tape and paint or were you really bad and forget what you went in for ?  :banghead:

Well, both would be perfect!  ;D But i was talking about the VG variant, it's posted on secret projects forum but user canisd found it on this forum. :thumbsup:
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1881.0.html

Oh, i did get the tape, 2 Tamiya refills and XF-2 and 20, X-3 and 7, and the owner of the shop threw in a 0/3 detail brush.  :thumbsup:

 :cheers:

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,38873.15.html (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,38873.15.html)

Theres the VG Phantom i built a couple of years ago using the Matchbox kit, with wings from Tomcat, details from fujimi toom and a bit of scratch building

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Thorvic/library/?sort=3&page=28 (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Thorvic/library/?sort=3&page=28)

 :thumbsup:

And here's how to do the F-4HL again using the Matchbox kit
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on February 27, 2016, 12:12:56 pm
Managed to get hold of a Triumph TR7 broucher which will be useful for my TR8 threw door hatchback based around the Triumph Lynx.
  1/72
A-6 Intruder
Canadian decals- red and white stripes, red, white and blue roundels.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 27, 2016, 04:38:45 pm
From ebay:
72 Red Roo decals for RAAF Spitfire mk VIIIs
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on February 28, 2016, 10:30:56 am
From the Crewe show today and all for £cheap:

High Planes 1/72nd Mirage IIID
Matchbox 1/72nd T-2C/E Buckeye
Airfix Lockheed U-2B/D (sorry Kit... :wacko:)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on February 28, 2016, 11:22:53 am
Crewe was my first show this year.

Found a pair of under table bargins.
Matchbox Hp Victor for less that 15 quid.
Italeri F-15E strike eagle.

And located by a joint effort of Weaver and Army of one.
Old tool airfix Lightning F3 with lots of Aeroclub white metel extras. For less than a fiver.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Chaos on February 28, 2016, 12:46:47 pm
New at my stash from the last months.
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0001oeyth8jc2i.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0002dtjo7m8a23.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0003hs1og0cmrp.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg00044utcneyoq5.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0005b1p0vmuhl4.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0006ev2gckot3p.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0007bv8cruetwp.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 28, 2016, 01:43:37 pm

Airfix Lockheed U-2B/D (sorry Kit... :wacko:)


You know how to hurt people Harold................  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on February 28, 2016, 01:50:49 pm

Airfix Lockheed U-2B/D (sorry Kit... :wacko:)


You know how to hurt people Howard................  ;)
Its Harold. And you should have heard the ideas flying between the 5 of us, Harold, Hank, Max, Pete (my dad) and me concerning reducing the wing span.............................................."blue touch paper lit, now time to take cover" ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Army of One on February 28, 2016, 02:02:36 pm
Oh WOW.....my 7yr old son Max would love your Star Wars stash..........

My intentions of attending the Crewe show to get some tools lasted all of about 90 seconds.......started with a 1/72 hobbyboss box stating two kits of a P39 (£3) an Airfix ADV F3 Tornado (£5) and P38 started (£2)........then after a conversation with Weaver an me moaning about how much people were wanting for Airfix Bulldogs, the side by side monoplane he finds one for £5.....got that.....and a (£5) for a P80 from H as well, that was sorted months ago.......got some Trumpeter tools......a handle with 3 blades, a scribbing tool and a riveting tool.......then as I was about to leave i found the only kit i really wanted.......an Airfix Grumman Duck for £5......
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 28, 2016, 02:12:09 pm

Airfix Lockheed U-2B/D (sorry Kit... :wacko:)


You know how to hurt people Howard................  ;)
Its Harold. And you should have heard the ideas flying between the 5 of us, Harold, Hank, Max, Pete (my dad) and me concerning reducing the wing span.............................................."blue touch paper lit, now time to take cover" ;D

Opps, sorry Weaver, edited now.  :banghead:

REDUCING wing span? That's HERESY!  :wacko: :unsure:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Army of One on February 28, 2016, 02:37:11 pm
Yup.......... :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 28, 2016, 03:51:26 pm
Bought on ebay:

Revell Shackleton AEW2

This may well look rather different...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on February 28, 2016, 04:53:19 pm

Airfix Lockheed U-2B/D (sorry Kit... :wacko:)


You know how to hurt people Howard................  ;)
Its Harold. And you should have heard the ideas flying between the 5 of us, Harold, Hank, Max, Pete (my dad) and me concerning reducing the wing span.............................................."blue touch paper lit, now time to take cover" ;D

Opps, sorry Weaver, edited now.  :banghead:

REDUCING wing span? That's HERESY!  :wacko: :unsure:

That's okay Kip, I just assumed you did it deliberately to have a go at me!  ;D

Rest assured that if the U2 is improved out of all recognition by making it faster and more maneuverable, that ridiculous original wing will find a new home. Already got a tentative idea..... :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Army of One on February 28, 2016, 11:50:56 pm
Does it include a Vautur (spelling.....) fuselage.......?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on February 28, 2016, 11:59:15 pm
Does it include a Vautur (spelling.....) fuselage.......?

Nope..... ;)

The Vautour/262 hybrid I was discussing involves a 1/100th Vautour and a 1/72nd Me 262.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on February 29, 2016, 01:01:39 am
I'd like to build a U2 with Starfighter wings and vice versa.

What scale is the Starfury The Chaos?

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 29, 2016, 04:37:04 am
48th, I think...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 29, 2016, 04:46:14 am

I'd like to build a U2 with Starfighter wings and vice versa.


And why not? A splendid idea.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on February 29, 2016, 07:56:28 am
new to the stash  :mellow:,

2 x 1/144 Revell F-104G Starfighter
1 x 1/144 Revell F/A-18C Hornet
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 29, 2016, 08:30:15 am
An 1:72 Italeri F-104G for the stash with no direct plan/idea.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 29, 2016, 01:34:42 pm
An 1:72 Italeri F-104G for the stash with no direct plan/idea.

U-2 wings?  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Snowtrooper on February 29, 2016, 01:49:31 pm
An 1:72 Italeri F-104G for the stash with no direct plan/idea.
Have Academy's "approximation" in The Stash destined to become a Finnish whif complete with the same camo as on FAF MiG-21's.

Then again, a non-whiffed (or whiffery limited to the decals) 104G sitting in QRA waiting for Emergency Action Message for a Zipper mission, carrying four gasbags (with NO dayglo tape whatsoever if she's a German bird) and B61 insta-sunshine under the belly, can't ever be wrong but for some reason seems to be rarely done.

Tooled up as a conventional striker with wingtip tanks and so much bombs and rockets underneath that she can't get off the runway would also be attractive - again, too rarely seen (except a rare C with a pair of M117's in SEA camo, or a German G with twin Kormorans). What is it with air-to-air loadouts or nothing but droptanks?

Captured/hijakced/defected/bribed/handwaved 104 in Soviet/Warpac markings in some Soviet/Eastern European test flight centre? Rigged to fire AA-2's or AA-8's depending on the year? (Considering the Finnish Air Force managed to use both of them on Hawks and Drakens - and Sidewinders on MiG-21's - it's not even too farfetched idea...)

A modernization with IRST, re-engined with something modern (F404 derivatives for lighter weight, F100 and the like for added thrust), AMRAAMs or other modern ordnance, chaff/flare dispensers, built-in ECM, the works.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on February 29, 2016, 02:21:10 pm
Y'know, putting Starfighter wings on the U2 fuselage is the logical thing to do, but so many people have gone straight there that my non-comformist little heart is starting to have a knee-jerk reaction against it... The U2 wing isn't just very long, it's also very straight. Hmmm.....  :wacko: ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Chaos on February 29, 2016, 11:33:59 pm

What scale is the Starfury The Chaos?


Hi it is in 1/72 Scale.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on March 01, 2016, 12:50:50 am

What scale is the Starfury The Chaos?


Hi it is in 1/72 Scale.

Thanks.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on March 01, 2016, 02:38:03 am
1/24
Airfix Bugatti T50
Revell Monogram Ford coupe street rod

1/72
Brengun B-29A antennas &radar
Attack Squadron KC-130N resin Harvest Hawk parts
Airfix 07280 RNLI Severn class life boat
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 01, 2016, 03:59:02 am
Y'know, putting Starfighter wings on the U2 fuselage is the logical thing to do, but so many people have gone straight there that my non-comformist little heart is starting to have a knee-jerk reaction against it... The U2 wing isn't just very long, it's also very straight. Hmmm.....  :wacko: ;)

F-102 wings on a U-2?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 01, 2016, 05:52:06 am
Then you'll also need some area-ruling on the fuselage, just to keep in style.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 01, 2016, 06:35:57 am
Revell boxing of the 1/48 Eduard Roland C.II. I've always liked the aircraft ever since I made the old Airfix kit eons ago and once Revell reboxed it, I thought "why not ?".

First Revell kit I've had with the new style instructions. On decent paper (hooray), in colour  (hooray), rather similar to Airfix and a few others out there now in the way they show the build, paints are still Revell and mixes of (boo) and the multi lingual nature of the symbology explanations is confusing to say the least  :blink: But they are way, way better then the old style on council issue toilet paper and smudged ink  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on March 01, 2016, 09:09:55 am
Revell boxing of the 1/48 Eduard Roland C.II. I've always liked the aircraft ever since I made the old Airfix kit eons ago and once Revell reboxed it, I thought "why not ?".

First Revell kit I've had with the new style instructions. On decent paper (hooray), in colour  (hooray), rather similar to Airfix and a few others out there now in the way they show the build, paints are still Revell and mixes of (boo) and the multi lingual nature of the symbology explanations is confusing to say the least  :blink: But they are way, way better then the old style on council issue toilet paper and smudged ink  :rolleyes:

Boxes are still crap  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 01, 2016, 12:36:04 pm
Then you'll also need some area-ruling on the fuselage, just to keep in style.  ;D

Nah, just add some Kuschmann carrots.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Army of One on March 02, 2016, 04:29:07 am
Gits......oh well, you get what you pay for.....on closer inspection the started P38 is incomplete......supercharger bits missing, the Tornado ADV is missing a wing (both parts) and some u/c bits and the two HobbyBoss P39's are actually Academy....with no decals at all. I wanted the decals slogans for another two builds that are complete and awaiting some paint and decals. I don't mind buying started/incomplete kits as long as i know that at the start.......got some bargains at the last Hendon model show this way. I gotta say a bit miffed.....yes yes people will say check first but if parts are missing it should be advertised as such.....i say the onus is on the seller....never had any issues on here with all the kits i have bought..........all from the same bloke......
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Old Wombat on March 02, 2016, 05:45:55 am
Bought one of these;
(http://www.bnamodelworld.com/bmz_cache/9/9fc27c73ae9a03e2a82562c122c4adb6.image.799x533.jpg)

Construction started but not too far. However, on re-checking the box I found that what I thought were the instructions were some kind of sporting draw/schedule. :blink:

Lucky I'm a Whiffer or I'd be worried! ;D



( ... & there's always the interweb, if I want to get pedantic about what goes where.)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 02, 2016, 06:11:03 am
Revell boxing of the 1/48 Eduard Roland C.II. I've always liked the aircraft ever since I made the old Airfix kit eons ago and once Revell reboxed it, I thought "why not ?".

First Revell kit I've had with the new style instructions. On decent paper (hooray), in colour  (hooray), rather similar to Airfix and a few others out there now in the way they show the build, paints are still Revell and mixes of (boo) and the multi lingual nature of the symbology explanations is confusing to say the least  :blink: But they are way, way better then the old style on council issue toilet paper and smudged ink  :rolleyes:

Boxes are still crap  :banghead:

Very much so Geoff
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 02, 2016, 06:14:01 am
with no decals at all. I wanted the decals slogans for another two builds that are complete and awaiting some paint and decals. I don't mind buying started/incomplete kits as long as i know that at the start.......

I've built a fair few Academy P39's and have a few of the transfer sheets left. You are welcome to them if they'd help mate ? (Bugger, just checked and I only have bits  :banghead:) however I have a couple of slogans from a Pe2/Pe3 sheet you are welcome to. No idea what they say but obviously they are suitably warlike/heroic.

Can let you have some stars and numbers from Academy P.39 as well.

Could let you have them when we meet up for the books ?

Chris

(Amended after I looked in the box  :banghead:)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Army of One on March 02, 2016, 06:57:36 am
Chris.....very generous......thank you......I'll text you re meeti g up but thu/fri am next week is looking good......
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 02, 2016, 07:34:14 am
Either thurs/fri am next week good for me mate. Once you know txt me and we'll arrange
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 02, 2016, 11:15:59 am
Well, not a kit this time, it was Tamiya shopping day...  ;D 1x 250ml Tamiya thinner bottle, 4x Tamiya colors, X-11 and 31, XF-56 and 69 and a tube of polishing compound for the a few canopies in need... Almost brought along another of Tamiya's 1/72 F-16CJ... but i resisted... and the owner of the shop said he'd keep it for me till i can go pick it up, which should happen in a week or so. ;D  :thumbsup:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 02, 2016, 12:43:16 pm
The Revell Shackleton I ordered off ebay has arrived and I have it within two feet as I key this.  Am I the first here to have one?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on March 02, 2016, 12:48:46 pm
From Lucky model for very much cheapness, 3 Hasegawa kits, all1/72nd scale, Modern U.S air to air missiles (disappointing amount of actual missiles in the kit), European air to air and air to ground missiles, which for some reason included AMRAAM's. But includes some Brimstones, so something C.O.I.N.ish will be getting those. Finally the aircraft aerospace ground equipment set, which I thought I didn't have, but I do, as it is in with my built stuff  :banghead: never mind eh.After removing said AMRAAM's from the sprues of both missile sets, I realised I have more than enough of the things already, ie; 74 to be exact, and a similar number of various marks of AIM-9's and AIM-7's. Not including what is in the 2 Skunkworks kits in the stash. Yes I need to stop buying weapons sets....Don't get me started on my Russian/Soviet stuff.
Chris.
  
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on March 02, 2016, 02:39:59 pm
The ICM sets?  Nice aren't they.
They should take a leaf out of Hasegawa's book and make some Cold War Soviet Pilots and Ground Crew.

I went into the LHS with the sole intent of buying a 1/35 short barrel Panzer IV (glue bombed one as a kid & need to make amends - plus to me they are the epitome of the WW2 tank - plus I have read far too much Sven Hassel).  This was to be a reward to myself for surviving a week of The Boy staying with us without a tantrum, hissy fit, chucking a squinny, sulking or tears (and he also behaved).
I walked out with a Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf D.  So mission accomplished.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 02, 2016, 07:34:48 pm
(http://www.rocketfin.com/2013/aoshima-triton-submarine.jpg)

Nice little kit.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 03, 2016, 12:46:00 am
A reasonably priced 1:72 "Coelian" AA tank from Dragon.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on March 03, 2016, 09:43:09 am
(http://www.rocketfin.com/2013/aoshima-triton-submarine.jpg)

Nice little kit.

Oooh, pretty..... :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on March 03, 2016, 09:50:00 am
The ICM sets?  Nice aren't they.
They should take a leaf out of Hasegawa's book and make some Cold War Soviet Pilots and Ground Crew.

Yes, they are very nice kits, the newer ones anyway, as the earlier white plastic ones were a bit hit and miss. The Dragon kits are quite nice too, and I have snaffled a few of those kit over the years too.
Chris
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 03, 2016, 09:52:23 am
(http://www.rocketfin.com/2013/aoshima-triton-submarine.jpg)

Nice little kit.

Oooh, pretty..... :wub:

Yep, and it comes with a full colour paper model of Architeuthis in the box.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 03, 2016, 10:56:01 am
Suitable for the 1:48 submarine, or 1:1 scale?  :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: JayBee on March 03, 2016, 11:25:27 am
Suitable for a 1/48th scale Sir David Attenborough.  :bow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on March 03, 2016, 11:29:29 am
A not so reasonably priced Azur Breguet Alize from Hannants (Indian Navy boxing)

A Revell Shackleton AEW2 off eBay and collected from Argos  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 03, 2016, 12:22:02 pm
Suitable for the 1:48 submarine, or 1:1 scale?  :blink:

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nick on March 03, 2016, 03:16:13 pm
Delivered from Wolfpak Decals today, their Raptors Talons set. http://www.millcreekconsultants.com/WP72-A-073.html

Markings for T-38s, an F-22 and a Marine One V-22. Of course, these will all be whiffed!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on March 04, 2016, 04:35:23 pm
Thanks to Zenrat I bought  a 1/24 or 1/25 resin Ford Capri Mk1 on eBay. Comes with front and rear bumpers,  lights and grill.
Also bought on eBay Revell Monogram 1/24 Ford Coupe Street Rod.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Chaos on March 05, 2016, 02:08:14 am
Yes it is my.  ;D
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0001kioml2b3p4.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Steel Penguin on March 05, 2016, 11:33:27 am
back from the hammerhead wargames show,
for me
2 packs of Empress miniatures vehicle crews, for my airfix op herrick stuff
a second hand original GW land speeder ( the white metal one from the early 90s) but no crew, possibly a hanger bird, though I may have enough bits to crew it in the bits draw, £2.50  a total bargain less than the original price.
another Crooked dice destroyer, though I asked nicely at the stand and they sold me an extra set of arms so I can do a 6 armed version
from hysterical games a female dwarven  quarter mistress, and a command squad of Tommy orcs,  including one with a handful of char mugs  :lol: 
and from warbases a 1:56 mk1 male tank flatpacked in laser cut MDF and card.
and between Mrs P and myself a copy of the games workshop Deathwatch overkill board game ( some more space marines for me, but more importantly  Geanstealer Hybrids for Mrs P) at a discount that covered the petrol cost of getting to the show and back  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on March 05, 2016, 11:34:23 am
Enjoy
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Leading Observer on March 05, 2016, 03:37:35 pm
From Hannants the Revell Shackleton AEW.2
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on March 06, 2016, 07:13:58 am
Won off eBay all in 1/72 scale;
B-58 Hustler
Tu-22 Blunder
F-3 Tornado
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 06, 2016, 09:04:42 am
A cheap 1:72 MiG-17 from Dragon.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on March 06, 2016, 09:52:01 am
First major stash additions for the year.
All via the Peterborough show today.

Italeri ACH-47A Chinook gunship.
Italeri H-21C Shawnee.
Italeri H-19B Chickasaw.
Revell Avro Shackleton AEW 2.
Revell B-24D Liberator. (found some resin wheels in side as well)
Airfix Buccaneer S0-2B/S-2D/S-50.
Azur MD311 Flamant.
Art Model Mig 23UB Flogger.
Moebius Colonial Viper Mk VII. (twin pack)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on March 06, 2016, 11:07:22 pm
Won on eBay,  all three in 1/72 scale;
YF-23
F-22
TU-128M/UT Fiddler
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 07, 2016, 02:22:34 am
from the Peterborough Show yesterday.....

2x Revell Hunter F6 [upset lots of folk with these bargains, £7 each]
Special Hobby Ju-388K/L
Matchbox Swordfish
Matchbox Wessex
Heller Mirage IVA
Airfix Seasprite [started but salvageable]

assorted bits of resin and WM from various traders.

good day!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: ericr on March 07, 2016, 12:48:37 pm

three plastic figurines of turtles

a pair of chandeliers, with 5 and 3 branches

now, invent something to do with them ...  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 07, 2016, 11:36:59 pm

a pair of chandeliers, with 5 and 3 branches

now, invent something to do with them ...  ;D


Which size/scale? They could become nice space ships with 5 or 3 engines/nozzles...?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 08, 2016, 12:25:03 am
Get some smaller elephants and you have the Great A'tuin's babies from The Colour of Magic/The Light Fantastic  ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: ericr on March 08, 2016, 02:15:38 am

a pair of chandeliers, with 5 and 3 branches

now, invent something to do with them ...  ;D


Which size/scale? They could become nice space ships with 5 or 3 engines/nozzles...?

I do have an idea, involving the spare fuselages I have from fitting wings to various objects ... a VTOL kind of an idea  ;D
but the reverse jet version might have a spacey look indeed


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: ericr on March 08, 2016, 02:16:49 am
Get some smaller elephants and you have the Great A'tuin's babies from The Colour of Magic/The Light Fantastic  ;D :thumbsup:

would you have a link to an image corresponding to your suggestion?
(I don't have small elephants in y stash ... yet  :rolleyes:)

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Old Wombat on March 08, 2016, 07:27:25 am
Get some smaller elephants and you have the Great A'tuin's babies from The Colour of Magic/The Light Fantastic  ;D :thumbsup:

would you have a link to an image corresponding to your suggestion?
(I don't have small elephants in y stash ... yet  :rolleyes:)



This is where to start to know the Great A'tuin: http://wiki.lspace.org/mediawiki/Great_A'Tuin (http://wiki.lspace.org/mediawiki/Great_A'Tuin)

Here are a couple of images:

(http://orig11.deviantart.net/e8a2/f/2008/349/8/b/the_great_a__tuin_by_alvaramorrigan.jpg)

(http://40.media.tumblr.com/4bd41c662c3df15add08c60d943c903f/tumblr_ne2pxeelgD1s98qc7o1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: ericr on March 08, 2016, 08:36:54 am

waaahhh   :ph34r:  :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Chaos on March 09, 2016, 12:02:11 pm
New from Kingkit.
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg00018x2n6lgcfj.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Army of One on March 09, 2016, 12:48:01 pm
After a conversation with Weaver at the Crewe show.......and as i just happened to be passing Hobbycraft.......two Revell 1/52 Snowspeeders at £6 each......maybe a cunning plan to use some of my Op Herrick stuff in a small diorama.....be something different for me....not quite what Weaver was thing......i really did like his though.......
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on March 09, 2016, 03:16:13 pm
After a conversation with Weaver at the Crewe show.......and as i just happened to be passing Hobbycraft.......two Revell 1/52 Snowspeeders at £6 each......maybe a cunning plan to use some of my Op Herrick stuff in a small diorama.....be something different for me....not quite what Weaver was thing......i really did like his though.......

Told ya: I'm bucking for DEKFG (Deputy Evil Kit Finder General...) ;) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on March 09, 2016, 03:53:31 pm
New from Kingkit.
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg00018x2n6lgcfj.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)


So how are you going to whiff the Wright Flyer?  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Modelling_Mushi on March 09, 2016, 05:23:19 pm
So how are you going to whiff the Wright Flyer?  :wacko:

I believe the consensus would be:


Caio
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Chaos on March 09, 2016, 11:45:41 pm
Hey gread Idea  :party:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on March 10, 2016, 02:20:47 am
So how are you going to whiff the Wright Flyer?  :wacko:

I believe the consensus would be:

  • spats
  • longer wings
  • digital camo
  • twin afterburning Avons
  • Peoples Republic of Victoria markings

Caio

and floats.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 10, 2016, 03:40:27 am
So how are you going to whiff the Wright Flyer?  :wacko:

I believe the consensus would be:

  • spats
  • longer wings
 :thumbsup:
  • digital camo
  • twin afterburning Avons
  • Peoples Republic of Victoria markings

Caio

and floats.

 :thumbsup:

.... and contra-props.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Army of One on March 10, 2016, 04:02:56 am
So how are you going to whiff the Wright Flyer?  :wacko:

I believe the consensus would be:

  • spats
  • longer wings
 :thumbsup:
  • digital camo
  • twin afterburning Avons
  • Peoples Republic of Victoria markings

Caio

and floats.

 :thumbsup:

.... and contra-props.

.......and guns......preferably belt fed......and bombs.......don't forget the bombs......
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 10, 2016, 05:26:41 am
So how are you going to whiff the Wright Flyer?  :wacko:

I believe the consensus would be:

  • spats
  • longer wings
 :thumbsup:
  • digital camo
  • twin afterburning Avons
  • Peoples Republic of Victoria markings

Caio

and floats.

 :thumbsup:

.... and contra-props.

.......and guns......preferably belt fed......and bombs.......don't forget the bombs......

And the hook for carrier landings!! :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 10, 2016, 06:21:06 am
So how are you going to whiff the Wright Flyer?  :wacko:

I believe the consensus would be:

  • spats
  • longer wings
  • digital camo
  • twin afterburning Avons
  • Peoples Republic of Victoria markings

Caio

How many people would notice if you simply made tractor rather than pusher props ?  :wacko:

I've not seen that kit for probably 40 years or so and can't remember having seen it built.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 10, 2016, 07:19:40 am
Didn't the Wrights use tractor props on some of their later designs?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 10, 2016, 09:50:45 am
During 1907 on the Ohio River the Wright's experimented with hydrofoils with
the intent of adding them to floats on a Flier. A photo of their powered test 'raft'.
(http://www.wright-brothers.org/Information_Desk/Just_the_Facts/Engines_&_Props/Wright_Engine_&_Props_images/1907-Wright-brothers-hydrofoil-test.jpg)

The Model K was their first tractor design, but it has little similarity to the Flier.
http://www.wright-brothers.org/Information_Desk/Just_the_Facts/Airplanes/Wright_Airplanes.htm
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on March 10, 2016, 11:27:07 pm
Today I thought i'd see what you lot all got so excited about and picked up an Airfix Swift from the LHS.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Chaos on March 10, 2016, 11:30:54 pm
OH yes Guys, very gread Ideas. This make me fun  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 11, 2016, 02:49:41 am

Today I thought i'd see what you lot all got so excited about and picked up an Airfix Swift from the LHS.


....and?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on March 11, 2016, 03:31:57 am

Today I thought i'd see what you lot all got so excited about and picked up an Airfix Swift from the LHS.


....and?

Looks good in the bag and on the instruction sheet.  Rivet count is low.  Could do with wing fences, a longer more pointy nose, natural metal and red stars.
But thats just a quick first impression.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TallEng on March 11, 2016, 05:11:43 am
Joined the stash today:
A 1/2 price Revell Concorde in 1/72, it's a re-pop of  Airfix's I believe
So I'm expecting some "fit" problems with the fuselage.
Bombcorde? Transport command?
Who knows
Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on March 11, 2016, 07:20:28 am
Received in the post today with no customs problems at all from Hobby Search in Japan

1 x 1/72 Airfix TSR2MS Stratos 4. This is the second version with the slightly more garish paint scheme and a missile with a Larger warhead. Going to be OOB

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 11, 2016, 03:18:05 pm
Today I thought i'd see what you lot all got so excited about and picked up an Airfix Swift from the LHS.



Been having the same thought... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Chaos on March 12, 2016, 03:23:50 am
New at my stash
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg00015mkixo7f1d.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0002tsjlbg6dv9.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 12, 2016, 05:27:27 am
That Tamiya Skyray is a lovely little kit  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 12, 2016, 04:28:43 pm
From Kingkit via ebay:

CMK Seafire FR47 (1996 Tool)

They'd got it wrong, with Spitfire F22 wheel bulges and canopy, so it makes a better late mark Spitfire than a late Seafire.  I have about four of these now...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on March 13, 2016, 01:36:05 am
That Tamiya Skyray is a lovely little kit  :thumbsup:

I second that.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: scooter on March 13, 2016, 06:06:09 am
That Tamiya Skyray is a lovely little kit  :thumbsup:

I second that.  :thumbsup:


Third that, and it's bigger brother is just as nice, too  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on March 13, 2016, 11:04:33 am
Emhar F-3H Demon
Heller E=3 E/F AWACS
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on March 13, 2016, 12:09:43 pm
been a some what expensive day at todays Hinckley show.

1/72nd
1. Italeri A-4M Skyhawk
1. Italeri B-57G Nighthawk.
1. Meng F-106A Delta Dart.
1. Huma Ju-288C.
1. Airfix Lynx HMA-8.
1. Magna resins VC-10 C-1. These are normally priced at well over £100. I paid well below that  ;D Still not cheap thou :wacko:
2. Allycat Lightning F-1 conversion sets.

1/144th
2. Minicraft DC-8-75.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Radish on March 13, 2016, 01:30:09 pm
A less expensive day for myself:

2 x Revell X-Wing Fighters with SOUND. One already built for spraying.
1 x 1/72nd VEB Be-6....a princely £4.
 :thumbsup: :cheers: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Chris Payne on March 13, 2016, 01:32:20 pm
been a some what expensive day at todays Hinckley show.

1/72nd
1. Italeri A-4M Skyhawk
1. Italeri B-57G Nighthawk.
1. Meng F-106A Delta Dart.
1. Huma Ju-288C.
1. Airfix Lynx HMA-8.
1. Magna resins VC-10 C-1. These are normally priced at well over £100. I paid well below that  ;D Still not cheap thou :wacko:
2. Allycat Lightning F-1 conversion sets.

1/144th
2. Minicraft DC-8-75.

The Southern Air Transport DC-8-73 CIA Southern Air Transport boxart was very amusing............. Aereodrom De Espionaja
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Chris Payne on March 13, 2016, 01:39:24 pm
Only picked up 2 new additions from the Hinkley show today.

Eduard 1/72 MiG 15 Weekend Edition - North Korean/Czech markings
Revell 1/72 Avro Shackleton AEW.2
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 14, 2016, 10:17:22 am
At IPMS-Seattle meeting:
1/48 Bandai Sdkfz. 234 (FROG Fuman boxing)
1/48 Bandai Jagdpanther
($5.00 each)

1/48 Gallery H-34

From Scale Hobbyist (very good prices and $9.99 shipping), all 1/35:
Italeri ABM 41/42 w/ 47/32 Anti Tank Gun (2nd release of Sahariana kit, w/large side panniers, different gun and no resin engine)
Takom Skoda 42cm M.1917 Heavy Siege Howitzer - Sevastopol
Trumpeter Neubaufahrzeug No. 1 (Rheinmetall turret with guns superposed rather than side-by-side like the Krupp turret)
Mirror Models CMP F15A Cab 11 Van Lorry 4x4 Truck

The CMP will be built thus:
(http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww291/joncarrfarrelly/BTS/cmp-1.jpg)

From a group of photos taken by my grandfather and friends at Camp Borden, Ontario during WWII while
was a Canadian Army tank instructor. I really need to rescan the negatives with my newer scanner, this is an
old scan I did back in '98.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Mossie on March 14, 2016, 04:58:55 pm
Just a couple of kits from a few weeks back at the Huddersfield show:
Airfix 1/72 MiG-29 (from Weaver)
Hasegawa Tamago Plane HS Harrier.  Older boxing of the Harrier egg plane, with a lovely twee image of Big Ben, a Routemaster and a Highland regiment on the front.  Comes with some chicken and egg decals.  Shame there's no decals for the Union Jack scheme on the side of the box.

A few 1/72 Hobby Boss easy kits from a local discount store, Boyes in East Hull:
Spitfire Vb
Hurricane IIC
MiG-15 Bis

I picked them up to do with the girls, their first plastic kits. Daddy was going to be the bad guy with the '109, but they'd ran out so I ended it up with the MiG-15 instead.  I was looking forward to it but daughter 1A spied the lightning stripe and claimed it.  Daughter 1B claimed the Hurricane, then the Spitfire, then the Hurricane, back to the Spitfire again.....

If I get the Hurri, I'll probably do it Aussie as a camouflaged counterpart to my silver one.  If I get the Spitfire Vb, anyone got any ideas?  Brother Narses gave me a few, but mid-war is a period I find difficult to whiff.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 14, 2016, 05:21:12 pm
Direct from Whirlybird:

Supermarine Type 510

I now have two.  Tempted to do a RN version...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on March 15, 2016, 12:59:41 am
I went to the LHS to buy styrene rod and didn't buy a model.
I must be ill.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: ericr on March 15, 2016, 02:59:37 am
I went to the LHS to buy styrene rod and didn't buy a model.
I must be ill.


!   :o

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 15, 2016, 03:57:21 am
If I get the Spitfire Vb, anyone got any ideas?  Brother Narses gave me a few, but mid-war is a period I find difficult to whiff.

Malta is always a good place for inspiration - either real world or for whiffy variants.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 15, 2016, 06:44:48 am
I went to the LHS to buy styrene rod and didn't buy a model.
I must be ill.


Hum... i bet that next time you'll compensate for that... ;D

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on March 15, 2016, 08:54:55 pm
I watched Fury for the first time a couple of weeks back and instantly wanted an Easy Eight Sherman, but figured I should start simple before heading into 1/35. I recently had a refund for a computer item that didn't work for us, and I used the store credit to get my first ever armour models:
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/just%20models/1932D93A-D612-4065-967B-F6EFC6EC0AF3_zpsdi3qchvs.jpg) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/ZacYates/media/just%20models/1932D93A-D612-4065-967B-F6EFC6EC0AF3_zpsdi3qchvs.jpg.html)

They arrived on Saturday morning - great little snap-tite kits with lovely detail and less than 20 parts apiece. Needless to say, by the time Monday night rolled around...
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/just%20models/C714F070-B437-49EE-9964-82F85844EAFC_zpssictwbkk.jpg) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/ZacYates/media/just%20models/C714F070-B437-49EE-9964-82F85844EAFC_zpssictwbkk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 16, 2016, 07:01:18 am
They look good mate especially as they are intended for wargaming. 1/100 = 15mm scale I think
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on March 16, 2016, 09:55:38 am
Received this afternoon

1/600 scale Shapeways by Bogey (http://www.shapeways.com/designer/bogey) a Leander Ikera upgrade set. To be a whiff by using HMS Hero decals.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on March 17, 2016, 01:13:04 pm
While in Falkirk today I popped into the nearest thing that represents a model shop, Hobbycraft and bought a bottle of Tamiya  X-22 to be part of a weathering experiment.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on March 18, 2016, 01:06:14 pm
Just won on eBay 1/72 Mach2 AW Argosy cargo version BEA decals.
There's a piece in Chris Gibson's book 'Nimrod's Genesis ' page 104, AWA's Maritime  Wheelbarrow using two Rolls-Royce Tyne engines instead of the four RR Darts.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on March 19, 2016, 05:39:20 am
Yesterday and today saw some additions to the stash, yesterday some very nice decals and some AIM-54's from DeathJester. The decals are for my Honduras air force and navy, and also some for my S.H.A.D.O. builds. Today arrived a 1/72nd scale M113 AS4, with 4 separate turrets and a load of "luggage" to attach to said vehicle. Very nice detailed vehicle too and is cast one piece, in resin. Theses came from Uncle Les in Australia.
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 20, 2016, 02:26:41 am
An Airfix Ki-46 II for two kitbash projects and a Bilek Me 210.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on March 20, 2016, 06:13:50 am
One tin of Humbrol Hu 166 as the tin I have been using has gone all grainy  :blink:

One of those blurred runways which going by the scale is probably for 1/144 than 1/72 which is what I was after. It shall not go to waste though!

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 20, 2016, 07:16:32 am
Not much at Southern yesterday but I was only there for a couple of hours.

Got some tools and paints, also a couple of nice bases at a £1 each. These are for late war/early 50's hard standings, one will have tarmac and the other concrete. May try and paint or might get some of the printed sheets you can get.

Only kit was armour - shock horror  ;D Got the Plastic Soldiers 1/72-23mm kit of the A9 Cruiser tank. You get 3 kits in the box with options for European or Middle East based tanks with the C.S. version as another option. Very simple kits with 1 piece tracks and running gear but look very nice and are an ideal way to see if I want to get back into armour. Amusingly as I confessed my deviation to Mike McEvoy over a cup of tea he produced a boxing of the Vickers twin turret light tank  ;D It's only on the way home that I thought the Vickers would make a good vehicle for the RAF Regiment when it came to guarding airfields  :thumbsup:

Should have said plans for the A9 are a CS version in France, a standard 2pdr version in the desert in a Caunter scheme and a version in France used to test a camouflage based on the French multi colour ones.



Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on March 21, 2016, 07:03:56 am
A much anticipated parcel from the Ukraine arrived today :wub: All in 1/72nd scale.
Modelsvit TU-91 Boot. Going to be a close air support bucket for the Cartel.
Amodel AN-28. This will be a transport aircraft for the cartel.
Modelsvit Mig Analogue A-144-2 Also going to belong to the Cartel as a multi role fighter.
Sky High Turbo Mentor, the armed Argentine version, this will belong to the Honduras Airforce, and have a dual role as both a trainer and a COIN aircraft. already done one of these a few years back.
Chris.
S
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on March 24, 2016, 10:43:44 am
Just won the 1/72 RVHP resin C-2 Greyhound conversion kit.
Seen a line drawing of the EC-2A Greyhound with Hawkeye parts.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Leading Observer on March 24, 2016, 12:03:16 pm
From Bungle the Pegasus BAe EAP  :thumbsup: It just needs an arrestor hook and RN markings
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 24, 2016, 12:32:40 pm
A lifetime's supply of Slater's MekPak from Bungle's sale.  :thumbsup:

The packaging had to be seen to be believed!  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Rheged on March 24, 2016, 01:13:53 pm
From a charity shop in Hereford today; an Airfix Spitfire Ia starter kit for 99p.  Unopened, with 4 potlets of paint, a brush and even a tubule of poly cement.   A bargain!!

 It may become an RAFVR aircraft from 1946, either based at RAF Jurby Isle of Man with a red  triskel(the funny Manx three legged thing) in the centre of the roundel or possibly RAF Squires Gate (Blackpool) with a red rose centre .

The other alternative is a Foreign Office (unarmed) dispatch aircraft with the King's Messenger greyhound symbol .

Anybody got any other off the wall ideas?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on March 24, 2016, 02:16:55 pm
From Bungle's sale, an Airfix DH Heron in 1/72nd scale.  :thumbsup:

To be an improvised gunship, I think. I have a photo in a book of a Dove used as such in Biafra: it has the door removed and a ground-mount 0.50 cal Browning fitted, with the tripod roped to the seat legs.... :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Army of One on March 24, 2016, 02:42:20 pm
Just a couple of kits from a few weeks back at the Huddersfield show:
Airfix 1/72 MiG-29 (from Weaver)
Hasegawa Tamago Plane HS Harrier.  Older boxing of the Harrier egg plane, with a lovely twee image of Big Ben, a Routemaster and a Highland regiment on the front.  Comes with some chicken and egg decals.  Shame there's no decals for the Union Jack scheme on the side of the box.

A few 1/72 Hobby Boss easy kits from a local discount store, Boyes in East Hull:
Spitfire Vb
Hurricane IIC
MiG-15 Bis

I picked them up to do with the girls, their first plastic kits. Daddy was going to be the bad guy with the '109, but they'd ran out so I ended it up with the MiG-15 instead.  I was looking forward to it but daughter 1A spied the lightning stripe and claimed it.  Daughter 1B claimed the Hurricane, then the Spitfire, then the Hurricane, back to the Spitfire again.....

If I get the Hurri, I'll probably do it Aussie as a camouflaged counterpart to my silver one.  If I get the Spitfire Vb, anyone got any ideas?  Brother Narses gave me a few, but mid-war is a period I find difficult to whiff.


Green n black with light blue undersides an a yelow nose/red spinner......and some Finnish markngs........
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 24, 2016, 03:52:45 pm
Went to LHS to pick up the Tamiya 1/72 F-16CJ that the owner ordered and reserved for me, and brought one 10ml jar of XF-61, which was for free, he totally rules!! :thumbsup:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on March 24, 2016, 04:43:00 pm
To compensate for my last visit where I bought only the Evergreen rod i went in for I returned to the LHS and purchased an Airfix 1/72 Beaufighter (new mould) and a Revell '41 Willys Gasser (re-pop of the original Stone, Woods & Cook Swindler II kit with opening doors & boot and the Olds donk - not the newer kit of the Swindler A with the Hemi).

I must say the new Beau kit is a beauty.  And, I only paid what Airfix would have charged me from the website.  Although that's mainly due to the horrendous exchange rate.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 25, 2016, 04:44:14 am
Just won a lot of 15 1:72 pilots (leftover from various kits, mostly Matchbox figures) on ebay. Yay!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on March 26, 2016, 01:08:56 am
From a charity shop in Hereford today; an Airfix Spitfire Ia starter kit for 99p.  Unopened, with 4 potlets of paint, a brush and even a tubule of poly cement.   A bargain!!

 It may become an RAFVR aircraft from 1946, either based at RAF Jurby Isle of Man with a red  triskel(the funny Manx three legged thing) in the centre of the roundel or possibly RAF Squires Gate (Blackpool) with a red rose centre .

The other alternative is a Foreign Office (unarmed) dispatch aircraft with the King's Messenger greyhound symbol .

Anybody got any other off the wall ideas?
Beer carrier-two casks/barrels carried under the wings.
Move the cockpit to the tail rudder.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Rheged on March 26, 2016, 02:37:11 am
From a charity shop in Hereford today; an Airfix Spitfire Ia starter kit for 99p.  Unopened, with 4 potlets of paint, a brush and even a tubule of poly cement.   A bargain!!

 It may become an RAFVR aircraft from 1946, either based at RAF Jurby Isle of Man with a red  triskel(the funny Manx three legged thing) in the centre of the roundel or possibly RAF Squires Gate (Blackpool) with a red rose centre .

The other alternative is a Foreign Office (unarmed) dispatch aircraft with the King's Messenger greyhound symbol .

Anybody got any other off the wall ideas?
Beer carrier-two casks/barrels carried under the wings.
Move the cockpit to the tail rudder.

Didn't they actually do this over Normandy with Henty & Constable Best Bitter?.......someone here is bound to know!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: rickshaw on March 26, 2016, 03:43:23 am
Spitfire Mark IXc with beer barrels:

(http://www.427squadron.com/images/beer_spitfires/spit_with_beer.jpg)

Painting of Spitfire Mk.IXc with beer barrels:

(http://www.ronaldtkwong.com/images/clandestinecargo.jpg)

Kit of Spitfire Mark IXc with beer barrels:

(http://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/review_cover_full/reviews/spitfire-mk-ixc-beer-truck/box_art.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 26, 2016, 06:39:49 am
I think it flew a few trips as I swear I've seen her with different types of barrel.

Some say it was a put up job by the Min of Propaganda others beg to differ. Me ? I've not seen anything to enable me to formulate my own opinion
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Chris Payne on March 26, 2016, 09:15:02 am
Popped over to HMW today and got hold of the brand new Airfix 1/48 Gloster Meteor F.Mk.8.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Army of One on March 26, 2016, 01:13:21 pm
Popped into Gatwick Aero Park as it re opened yesterday......and found a few pristine old 1/72 Airfix kits......had a few there, i got a Shooting Star and a Thunderstreak......i left  (from memory.....) a Viggen, a skinny Mig 21, a Jaguar, a Starfighter and EE lightning. There were others but can't remember them. All at........ £3 each........a novo bristol research aircraft......almost an open cockpit chipmunk/monoplane tigermoth........about 10-12 kits on display.
Spoke to an old chap.....a Sqn Ldr who flew Shackeltons.......great chat......then went onboard all over the Shack there.....an i mean all over.....could sit anywhere but i couldn't squeeze into the seat at the nose for the gunner.......an old navigator on board gave a mini tour and was full of great stories......really enjoyable time.....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 28, 2016, 02:59:02 am
Rather unexpected ebay win: an Amodel 1:72 Il-40 for only EUR 7,-?!  :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on March 28, 2016, 05:10:41 am
Rather unexpected ebay win: an Amodel 1:72 Il-40 for only EUR 7,-?!  :lol:

Good price that, although the aircraft itself looks like something you have already worked your magic on  :blink:, should be rather interesting what sort of ideas you get for this one  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on March 28, 2016, 01:58:45 pm
Won the following on eBay all 1/72 scale;
Yak-38 Forger A
Mig-21UM two seat trainer
Martin Marlin
Boeing B-47E
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on March 28, 2016, 02:46:59 pm
My first 1/35 armour kit: a Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog, to be built as a New Zealand Army example.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Old Wombat on March 29, 2016, 12:50:58 am
My first 1/35 armour kit: a Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog, to be built as a New Zealand Army example.

Welcome to the Dark Side! :dalek: (DV substitute ;) )
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: piko1 on March 29, 2016, 05:30:03 am
MiG-31 BM/BMS 1/48 AMk  :rolleyes: :tornado:
(http://i.imgur.com/iuYg8dF.png)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on March 29, 2016, 03:19:47 pm
Welcome to the Dark Side! :dalek: (DV substitute ;) )
Every time Sam looks at my laptop it's either tank models, tank games or real tanks. "Oh God..."
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on March 29, 2016, 03:50:13 pm
Welcome to the Dark Side! :dalek: (DV substitute ;) )
Every time Sam looks at my laptop it's either tank models, tank games or real tanks. "Oh God..."

in other words Target Recognition  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on March 30, 2016, 02:39:42 am
Welcome to the Dark Side! :dalek: (DV substitute ;) )
Every time Sam looks at my laptop it's either tank models, tank games or real tanks. "Oh God..."

Just keep repeating the following mantra............

"There are only two types of model's. Aircraft and Targets!"
(sci fi and fantasy dont apply)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on March 30, 2016, 05:07:04 am

Just keep repeating the following mantra............

"There are only two types of model's. Aircraft and Targets!"
(sci fi and fantasy dont apply)


So what's an Aircraft Carrier classed as?

Anyway, received today from Freightdog

1 x 1/72 Lightening Swing Wing set

Only ordered the parts yesterday  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 30, 2016, 10:21:05 am

Just keep repeating the following mantra............

"There are only two types of model's. Aircraft and Targets!"
(sci fi and fantasy dont apply)


So what's an Aircraft Carrier classed as?


A BIG target.................  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on March 30, 2016, 11:46:44 am

Just keep repeating the following mantra............

"There are only two types of model's. Aircraft and Targets!"
(sci fi and fantasy dont apply)


So what's an Aircraft Carrier classed as?


A BIG target.................  ;)


Maybe I should have emphasised the word Aircraft which kind of makes it good not bad

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on March 31, 2016, 01:07:04 pm
I only have a wishlist of five 1/35 armour kits - one is in-hand, two are on the way, another is on an auction site with me as the lead, and I'm not sure I even want the fifth, so Sam is feeling happier!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on March 31, 2016, 04:08:02 pm
I only have a wishlist of five 1/35 armour kits - one is in-hand, two are on the way, another is on an auction site with me as the lead, and I'm not sure I even want the fifth, so Sam is feeling happier!

Centurion, CVRT Scorpion, M113 and LAV III ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Steel Penguin on April 03, 2016, 10:29:29 am
from Cosi today
3 1:48 warriors  ( note to self really must build some of them)

and a 1:48 Revell B1  ( sans decals, gazing and instructions ) for £20, for the SRAMs and the Bombay carousels I count it a bargain,  the box is mashed, but the bits looked ok,  and the number of heads that turned as I wondered round with it, made it worth wile  :thumbsup:   the body may well end up as several bits of scatter terrain for wargames.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on April 03, 2016, 11:08:00 am
only two additions from Cosford.

72nd scale Revell Hunter FGA-9.

odd scale Moebius "super deformed" BSG Viper mk 2 (read large egg plane)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on April 03, 2016, 01:15:14 pm
'Terrain' is a better word than 'object' for the 1/48th Bone whatever you do with one.... :wacko:

from Cosi today
3 1:48 warriors  ( note to self really must build some of them)

and a 1:48 Revell B1  ( sans decals, gazing and instructions ) for £20, for the SRAMs and the Bombay carousels I count it a bargain,  the box is mashed, but the bits looked ok,  and the number of heads that turned as I wondered round with it, made it worth wile  :thumbsup:   the body may well end up as several bits of scatter terrain for wargames.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on April 03, 2016, 02:08:07 pm
Bountiful day out at Cosford today... :wacko:

There was a stall selling off somebody's stash at clearance prices and bulk deals. Thing is, the previous owner's idea of double-boxing was to put small kits in with big kits leading to some unlikely but super-value combinations. That makes it kinda hard to say how much each model cost, but this little lot in total, was a princely £33.00 for 21 models.....
:cheers: :drink: :party: :thumbsup:

(All 1/72nd)

Sword Lightning T.5 (brand new, perfect)  :wub:

Matchbox Hunter T.7 (no decals)

Bag with one Avro CF-105 Arrow (parts off sprues, no decals or instructions) and one CF-100 (part-built, no decals or instructions) - best guess of the assembled experts is that they're Aurora

KP Aero C-3a (Siebel Si 204) with one Airfix AC-47 Dakota gunship and one Airfix CAC Boomerang in the same box (no decals for any of them)

LS Bede BD-5 (part started & BD-5J that originally came with it is gone)

Hasegawa Kawanishi Type-94 Floatplane (bagged, no instructions)

Frogspawn(?) Handley Page Herald (bagged, no instructions or decals)

Matchbox Dornier Do18 G-1/V-2 (no decals)

Italeri Dornier Do24 (damaged decals) with one Heller Fouga Magister in the same box (complete)

Frog Arado Ar234 Blitz with two Airfix Vought Kingfishers in the same box (all complete)

Frog Arado Ar234 Blitz (complete) with one Airfix Fw190 A-8 (no decals) and one Hasegawa Fw-190 D-9 (no decals) in the same box

Frog F-4K/M Phantom with one Airfix Super Mystere, one spare F-4K fuselage and a load of Airfix Phantom bits in the same box (no decals for either of them)


Other purchases:

Revell 1/144th Tf-104G Starfighter (cheers Colin!)

Some 2mm masking tape: some yellow and some the new Tamiya 'flexible' type.


Books (all £3):

Modern Combat Aircraft 1 - F-4 Phantom
Modern Combat Aircraft 8 - B-52 Stratofortress
Modern Combat Aircraft 9 - F-104 Starfighter
Modern Combat Aircraft 10 - F-105 Thunderchief
Not Much of an Engineer (autobiography of Sir Stanley Hooker)

Postscript: if you don't think that was jammy enough, one the way home I stopped at a service station and bought half-a-dozen ready meals from the Marks and Spencer (they're a good deal). When I got them home and looked at the use-by dates for the first time, I found that they were:

03-Apr-2016
05-Apr-2016
06-Apr-2016
07-Apr-2016
08-Apr-2016
09-Apr-2016

So that's me fed for a week. ;D

Can't help feeling the universe is setting me up for something here though..... :-\
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on April 03, 2016, 09:51:55 pm
Oh my. Weaver, I think the term for that sort of luck is "jammy"?

Centurion, CVRT Scorpion, M113 and LAV III ?
50% correct, nicely done! The Centurion was the one I was bidding on (the old Tamiya one but sniped, so will spring for an AFV Club one this week - Aussie example for not much more money) and the M113 (Kiwi) is the "maybe". Others are an M4A3E8 (Fury, Tamiya kit on the way and need to get movie-specific decals and stowage) and an M3 Stuart Honey (on the way with the Sherman, Kiwi in North Africa).

That said, a Dragon Sherman Firefly VC just popped up on the auction site for NZ$50....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 04, 2016, 06:24:07 am
Some 2mm masking tape: some yellow and some the new Tamiya 'flexible' type.



Interested on your take of the Tamiya "flexible" masking tape. I got some at Southern and it's more like plastic tape than what I would consider masking tape ? Yes it's flexible but not overly so. Unless I am missing the point and not using it correctly ? Which is quite likely  :blink:

I prefer the 0.5mm and 0.75mm Kabuki tape I pick up at shows if I'm honest + I use it painted for framing  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 04, 2016, 06:24:28 am
A Trumpeter KV-2 in 1:72 - basically for the chassis and a potential turret transplantation...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Captain Canada on April 04, 2016, 05:29:56 pm
Been awhile...since January 16th that I have bought a kit ! No winder I haven't been feeling myself as late  :banghead:

Stopped at my LHS looking for 48th scale ords for my Lightning. Ended up with an Airfix 600 scale Warspite. Close.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on April 05, 2016, 01:36:23 am
Been awhile...since January 16th that I have bought a kit ! No winder I haven't been feeling myself as late  :banghead:

Stopped at my LHS looking for 48th scale ords for my Lightning. Ended up with an Airfix 600 scale Warspite. Close.

 :cheers:

That would be some scale'o'rama but then your already putting 1/72 and 1/48 together so why not an air launched warship  :-\ :blink:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 07, 2016, 07:21:19 am
More tanks... two Model Collect kits in 1:72: an E-50 medium tank with a Schmalturm, 8,8cm gun and night vision equipment and an E-75 heavy AA tank with twin 5,5cm guns. Both whiffy OOB.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on April 07, 2016, 11:32:26 am
Been awhile...since January 16th that I have bought a kit ! No winder I haven't been feeling myself as late  :banghead:

Stopped at my LHS looking for 48th scale ords for my Lightning. Ended up with an Airfix 600 scale Warspite. Close.

 :cheers:

Spot on actually: those 1/600th 15" barrels work out to 30.48mm in 1/48th scale. Close enough for ADENs.... ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Army of One on April 07, 2016, 12:47:49 pm
Bountiful day out at Cosford today... :wacko:

There was a stall selling off somebody's stash at clearance prices and bulk deals. Thing is, the previous owner's idea of double-boxing was to put small kits in with big kits leading to some unlikely but super-value combinations. That makes it kinda hard to say how much each model cost, but this little lot in total, was a princely £33.00 for 21 models.....
:cheers: :drink: :party: :thumbsup:

(All 1/72nd)


Frog Arado Ar234 Blitz with two Airfix Vought Kingfishers in the same box (all complete)




Ooooooh.......I like Kingfishers....... :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: ericr on April 07, 2016, 01:50:51 pm

Frog Arado Ar234 Blitz with two Airfix Vought Kingfishers in the same box (all complete)




Ooooooh.......I like Kingfishers....... :wub:

yes! long live seaplanes !  :party:

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on April 07, 2016, 02:29:40 pm
"Honey, don't get too Fury-ous with me but that package I told you about has arrived..."
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/just%20models/26162344-540A-4D79-8A53-763F461EAC6B_zpsbi5wrqx2.jpg) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/ZacYates/media/just%20models/26162344-540A-4D79-8A53-763F461EAC6B_zpsbi5wrqx2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on April 07, 2016, 06:51:23 pm
Are Stuarts really that small or have they drawn the commander too large?

I'm off to the CHSs (City Hobby Shops - including one new to me) today.
I just got paid but I have a list.  Wish me restraint.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on April 07, 2016, 09:56:00 pm
They really are that small, it seems. Do a Google Images search, it's quite surprising!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 08, 2016, 12:31:27 am
They are/were VERY compact vehicles. I wonder how all the equipment stuff AND the crew went into it, and it was pretty fast, too. Going cross-country must have been tough...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on April 08, 2016, 04:59:52 am
Bought a 1/72 Playfix Kits:
 Be-6 Madge
Military Flying Boat 'made in the G.D.R exclusively for Playmakers '. (VEB Plasticart).
Revell repackaged the same kit with the same heavy duty plastic parts.
 I also managed to buy a ready built 1/72 Be-12 Mail.
The propellers were damaged and missing. The rear MAD boom is in need of attention  and there's no exhaust pipes for the turboprop engines.
There's no makers name on the model although the Be-12 did use the same fuselage,  twin fins, wings and cockpit canopy from the Be-6.
 Looks to me as the modeller did the same and used wood carved for the turboprop engines,  MAD boom and nose. With a clever use of a mask to simulate the windows.
The decals are starting to lift. The main landing gear is in good order but I'll need to find a rear wheel.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 08, 2016, 06:29:36 am
They really are that small, it seems.

Yup I was surprised by how small they were when we were allowed to clamber over one at a museum in the States one year. I'd like to see one posed next to a Staghound or a Boarhound (was that the other large armoured car made for us Brits ?)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Chaos on April 09, 2016, 02:33:47 am
New at my Stash.
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/160409/es5io7bc.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 09, 2016, 05:10:12 am
Very interested in your views on the St Chamond Mr Chaos as I am thinking about getting that kit
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on April 10, 2016, 01:16:17 am
They really are that small, it seems. Do a Google Images search, it's quite surprising!

Small, yes.  But I think the Academy artist has painted the commander a bit too large.

Those St Chamonds look like a good basis for some sort of Sci Fi tank to me.

Visited a new (to me) model shop on Friday.  Upon asking how long they'd been open I was told 5 years.
Showcase Models in Melbourne CBD.  Prices are higher than the place I usually go (Metro Hobbies) but they have a much better range of the esoteric, the odd and the short run kits.  In other words the stuff we like.
I've never actually seen A Model kits on the shelf in a shop before.  I was tempted by a Bf 109 zwilling but reminded myself of my previous experiences with their products.

I left with a Special Hobby Yak 23 and an ICM Mercedes G4 staff car.  Both 1/72.
(http://www.ipmsusa3.org/gallery/d/442261-1/Yak_23_Special_Hobby_SH72248_72nd.jpg)
(http://www.icm.com.ua/uploads/posts/2015-11/1448637763_72471_box_web.jpg)

The I popped into Metro to check their prices and while doing so picked up a Fly Avrocar Racer X (1/72).
(http://img00.1001modelkits.com/604284-large_product/avrocar-racer-x-70-modelli-di-artiglieria-1-72-fly-f72019.jpg)

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 10, 2016, 06:59:04 am
It's nice to find a model shop let alone one that deals in the more "esoteric". Interested to see what you do with the Flora - other low fat spreads are available  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Old Wombat on April 10, 2016, 07:42:58 am
1/35 MiniArt AEC Mk. I Armoured Car
1/48 HobbyBoss P-40M Kittyhawk
1/48 Italeri Bell-Boeing V-22 OSPREY
1/48 Italeri S-2 E/F/G Tracker
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Old Wombat on April 10, 2016, 08:00:38 am
Visited a new (to me) model shop on Friday.  Upon asking how long they'd been open I was told 5 years.
Showcase Models in Melbourne CBD.  Prices are higher than the place I usually go (Metro Hobbies) but they have a much better range of the esoteric, the odd and the short run kits.  In other words the stuff we like.

Showcase are the guys behind the production of this:

(http://modelingmadness.com/scott/misc/military/previews/showcase/35001bt.jpg)
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/samd1/Bushmaster/IMG_0121.jpg)
(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq11/odowd78/My%20Models/IMG_5021.jpg)
http://www.showcasemodelsaustralia.com.au/product/imv-bushmaster (http://www.showcasemodelsaustralia.com.au/product/imv-bushmaster)

And you can buy from them online, too: http://www.showcasemodelsaustralia.com.au/ (http://www.showcasemodelsaustralia.com.au/)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on April 10, 2016, 08:14:24 am
brought back from the IPMS Moorsele modelshow today:

-Hasegawa 1/72 X-29A
-Mistercraft 1/72 Mil Mi-2URN
-Airfix 1/72 SH-2F Seasprite
-Revell 1/144 F/A-18D Hornet
-Revell 1/144 Embraer 195
-DACO 1/144 (and 1/200) Belgian C-130H Decals
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on April 10, 2016, 01:31:35 pm
Dragon Black Label 1/25 M6 Heavy Tank (original verison with cast hull) for $15.00.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on April 11, 2016, 07:04:06 am
From Bungle's sale:

Monogram 1/72nd Douglas A-1E Skyraider.

Hobby Craft 1/72nd Piasecki H-21 Workhorse. This looks like a nice enough kit in the box, but the real gem in the decal sheet. The instructions give schemes for one US Army, one Canadian rescue and two Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) air force machines, but the decal sheet appears to have partial markings for at least two more Congo machines, one with a great cartoon mascot, so if I don't use any of them on the H-21, I can do maybe three or four Congo whiffs (armed trainers, COIN types etc..) from it.

Cheers Bungle!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: JayBee on April 11, 2016, 08:53:46 am
Visited a new (to me) model shop on Friday.  Upon asking how long they'd been open I was told 5 years.
Showcase Models in Melbourne CBD.  Prices are higher than the place I usually go (Metro Hobbies) but they have a much better range of the esoteric, the odd and the short run kits.  In other words the stuff we like.

Showcase are the guys behind the production of this:

(http://modelingmadness.com/scott/misc/military/previews/showcase/35001bt.jpg)
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/samd1/Bushmaster/IMG_0121.jpg)
(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq11/odowd78/My%20Models/IMG_5021.jpg)
http://www.showcasemodelsaustralia.com.au/product/imv-bushmaster (http://www.showcasemodelsaustralia.com.au/product/imv-bushmaster)

And you can buy from them online, too: http://www.showcasemodelsaustralia.com.au/ (http://www.showcasemodelsaustralia.com.au/)


Do you get the Emu with it?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on April 11, 2016, 01:04:28 pm
Two built 1/24 kits;
Airfix Triumph TR7 hardtop
Heller Jaguar XJ-S
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on April 12, 2016, 12:26:14 pm
A surprise win on eBay,  The Italeri C-47 MkIII with the Baser resin turboprop conversion kit .
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on April 12, 2016, 12:57:23 pm
IMAI 1/350 Chinese Junk (kit is a Pechili trader type from Northern China)

UPC 1/50 Mitsubishi C5M/Ki-15 Karigane aka Babs (Markings for Asahi Shimbun Kamikaze J-BAAI)

Otaki 1/48 IJN Willow trainer
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on April 12, 2016, 01:00:03 pm
A surprise win on eBay,  The Italeri C-47 MkIII with the Baser resin turboprop conversion kit .

Oh well done! I've looked at that conversion any number of times but resisted spending the money.

I have an idea for a cheap-as-chips AEW version with Searchwater radar (as per the Sea King AEW) in a dome under the fuselage extension plug.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Army of One on April 12, 2016, 02:11:03 pm
I was going to ask about the Emu in the kit as well..........
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on April 12, 2016, 03:07:01 pm
Yesterday from that there Hong Kong, arrived my Toxomodel Scud B launcher. Quite a basic looking kit from first glance, but it will do. The Honduras armed forces will choking on their MRI's when they find out what the Cartel has got now. Just wait until I give them the Topol SS-25.  :wacko:
Chris
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: major on April 12, 2016, 05:35:34 pm


''So, what's in the box?'' asked my dearly beloved, this morning.

''Oh! It's from Bungle. A black cat, a sparrowhawk and a wellington'', i replied.

''Ye lot are just weird'', she said marching out the door to work.  ;D

Thank you Bungle, ya weirdo! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nick on April 13, 2016, 02:42:32 am


''So, what's in the box?'' asked my dearly beloved, this morning.

''Oh! It's from Bungle. A black cat, a sparrowhawk and a wellington'', i replied.

''Ye lot are just weird'', she said marching out the door to work.  ;D

Thank you Bungle, ya weirdo! :thumbsup:

I love it!  All I got from Bungle was a piece of paper covered in bent and broken crosses....  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Bungle on April 13, 2016, 03:51:31 am

I love it!  All I got from Bungle was a piece of paper covered in bent and broken crosses....  ;D

Don't blame me, blame the postie they weren't bent and broken when I posted them, in fact they weren't even crosses !  ;D



''So, what's in the box?'' asked my dearly beloved, this morning.

''Oh! It's from Bungle. A black cat, a sparrowhawk and a wellington'', i replied.

''Ye lot are just weird'', she said marching out the door to work.  ;D

Thank you Bungle, ya weirdo! :thumbsup:

Whoa hang on there.... Dearly Beloved thinks we're weird ? Hang on, she's with you.... now who's the weirdo ! (Nice to see you are sending her out to work so you can afford to buy more stash.)  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on April 13, 2016, 04:15:36 am
A surprise win on eBay,  The Italeri C-47 MkIII with the Baser resin turboprop conversion kit .

Oh well done! I've looked at that conversion any number of times but resisted spending the money.

I have an idea for a cheap-as-chips AEW version with Searchwater radar (as per the Sea King AEW) in a dome under the fuselage extension plug.
I've always wanted to do that to a Sea Dragon or a Jolly Green Giant. There was a proposal for the V-22 Osprey to have it fitted as well!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: major on April 13, 2016, 04:55:31 am




''So, what's in the box?'' asked my dearly beloved, this morning.

''Oh! It's from Bungle. A black cat, a sparrowhawk and a wellington'', i replied.

''Ye lot are just weird'', she said marching out the door to work.  ;D

Thank you Bungle, ya weirdo! :thumbsup:

Whoa hang on there.... Dearly Beloved thinks we're weird ? Hang on, she's with you.... now who's the weirdo ! (Nice to see you are sending her out to work so you can afford to buy more stash.)  ;D

She has said to me in the past, ''Why cant you be more like 'normal' people?'' As i have pointed out to her, she's the one who decided to stay, for the last sixteen years!

Me being the 'House husband' is a bone of contention. Apparently, ''I'm a social butterfly, who sits around all day, drinking coffee and chatting to me mates!''  :rolleyes:


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on April 13, 2016, 03:16:35 pm
Sam's the same...she often wonders about the quality of my online companions ;)

My second-to-last armour kit purchase arrived yesterday: an Airfix 1/76 Bren Gun Carrier w/6pdr gun (to be whiffed as "Bullpup", my Tank Destroyer from the game World Of Tanks) and an Italeri 1/72 Sherman (to be done as one on museum display in NZ).

I also received my replacement clear sprue for the big Mosquito, needed after an accident with ClearFix and a painted internal part.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 14, 2016, 12:27:37 am
Looking forward to the Bullpup Zac  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on April 14, 2016, 01:27:16 am
Sam's the same...she often wonders about the quality of my online companions ;)

My second-to-last armour kit purchase arrived yesterday: an Airfix 1/76 Bren Gun Carrier w/6pdr gun (to be whiffed as "Bullpup", my Tank Destroyer from the game World Of Tanks) and an Italeri 1/72 Sherman (to be done as one on museum display in NZ).

I also received my replacement clear sprue for the big Mosquito, needed after an accident with ClearFix and a painted internal part.

You should look at the Plastic Soldier Company range Zac, they are aimed at Warhammers but are decent kits and come in multiples, which give you lots of options.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on April 14, 2016, 03:49:53 am
Sam's the same...she often wonders about the quality of my online companions ;)

My second-to-last armour kit purchase arrived yesterday: an Airfix 1/76 Bren Gun Carrier w/6pdr gun (to be whiffed as "Bullpup", my Tank Destroyer from the game World Of Tanks) and an Italeri 1/72 Sherman (to be done as one on museum display in NZ).

I also received my replacement clear sprue for the big Mosquito, needed after an accident with ClearFix and a painted internal part.

You should look at the Plastic Soldier Company range Zac, they are aimed at Warhammers but are decent kits and come in multiples, which give you lots of options.

Just make sure you get the scale you want though, because they come in 15mm wargame scale (about 1/100th) and 1/72nd, in near identical boxes for similar prices, the difference being that you generally get three 1/72nd tanks in a box whereas you get five 15mm ones.

They do some impressive stuff: http://theplasticsoldiercompany.co.uk/
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on April 14, 2016, 05:22:00 am
Well, Bourbon (Wild Turkey) and ebay really should not be allowed in the same room as each other. Today arrived a UPC..? 1/72nd scale Mig-21. Not seen anything by these before, no date or anything on the box/instructions as to when it was made, or where.The descriptions on the instructions are very comical, and overly optimistic on the aircraft's performance. It is a mig-21 C apparently. Loads of flash and a canopy that looks like it used to be as magnifying glass.
Should be good fodder for the razor saw though  :wacko:
I have just read up on this kit, and it says, it is a high quality kit made from Hasegawa molds.Still not too sure of the country of origin as the description of the thing on the instructions suggest Chinese, and the translator was on Meth. not bad for a fiver though.
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: JayBee on April 14, 2016, 08:33:14 am
From the Big H.

Kinetic 1/72 F-16I Sufa (Now where is that Monogram F-16XL?)

Montex mask set for the Special Hobby Gnat F1 X2. An interesting set as it gives canopy masks for two aircraft plus an extra windscreen mask, but only enough wheel masks for one model. That is why I needed two sets.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on April 14, 2016, 09:13:06 am
just revieved a package from Japan  :thumbsup:
and the content:

-F-toys 1/144 H135M "Swiss AF"
-F-toys 1/144 Mil Mi-24A Hind-A
-2x Sweet 1/144 Westland Seakings (one with Belgian, German and Australian decals and 1 with Belgian "black beauty" & Royal Navy decals)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 14, 2016, 11:51:35 pm
A 1:72 Premier Shorts Tucano turned up with the postman yesterday. I was sceptical, because the whole kit bears a disturbing sytle proximity to the rather crappy PM Model/Pioneer 2 kits, but it's a nice kit with good detail (not overwhelming, but on par with better Matchbox kits, but without trenches). There are even pilot figures included. Thinking about giving it the NATO Green/Lichen Green livery from the RAF Harrier GR.5s (and my Cheetah build), and/or turn it into a single seater as a small air force COIN version.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on April 15, 2016, 01:53:10 am
Well, Bourbon (Wild Turkey) and ebay really should not be allowed in the same room as each other. Today arrived a UPC..? 1/72nd scale Mig-21. Not seen anything by these before, no date or anything on the box/instructions as to when it was made, or where.The descriptions on the instructions are very comical, and overly optimistic on the aircraft's performance. It is a mig-21 C apparently. Loads of flash and a canopy that looks like it used to be as magnifying glass.
Should be good fodder for the razor saw though  :wacko:
I have just read up on this kit, and it says, it is a high quality kit made from Hasegawa molds.Still not too sure of the country of origin as the description of the thing on the instructions suggest Chinese, and the translator was on Meth. not bad for a fiver though.
Chris.

After the usual WW2 suspects (spit, bf109 etc) the MiG 21 must be in the running for the most kitted aircraft.
Raised detail or engraved?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitnut617 on April 15, 2016, 02:32:42 am
A 1:72 Premier Shorts Tucano turned up with the postman yesterday. I was sceptical, because the whole kit bears a disturbing sytle proximity to the rather crappy PM Model/Pioneer 2 kits, but it's a nice kit with good detail (not overwhelming, but on par with better Matchbox kits, but without trenches). There are even pilot figures included. Thinking about giving it the NATO Green/Lichen Green livery from the RAF Harrier GR.5s (and my Cheetah build), and/or turn it into a single seater as a small air force COIN version.

According to the 'Big Book', Pioneer, Pioneer 2 and Premier were logos used by MHW to sell their kits. The book says PM Model "provided" kits to MHW for the Pioneer 2 and Premier brands
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 15, 2016, 03:32:53 am
Sam's the same...she often wonders about the quality of my online companions ;)

My second-to-last armour kit purchase arrived yesterday: an Airfix 1/76 Bren Gun Carrier w/6pdr gun (to be whiffed as "Bullpup", my Tank Destroyer from the game World Of Tanks) and an Italeri 1/72 Sherman (to be done as one on museum display in NZ).

I also received my replacement clear sprue for the big Mosquito, needed after an accident with ClearFix and a painted internal part.

You should look at the Plastic Soldier Company range Zac, they are aimed at Warhammers but are decent kits and come in multiples, which give you lots of options.

Yup picked up their A-9 Cruiser at Southern. They give you the option for the standard 2pdr armed tank and the CS version. Plus with or without sand skirts.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on April 15, 2016, 12:30:07 pm
Well, Bourbon (Wild Turkey) and ebay really should not be allowed in the same room as each other. Today arrived a UPC..? 1/72nd scale Mig-21. Not seen anything by these before, no date or anything on the box/instructions as to when it was made, or where.The descriptions on the instructions are very comical, and overly optimistic on the aircraft's performance. It is a mig-21 C apparently. Loads of flash and a canopy that looks like it used to be as magnifying glass.
Should be good fodder for the razor saw though  :wacko:
I have just read up on this kit, and it says, it is a high quality kit made from Hasegawa molds.Still not too sure of the country of origin as the description of the thing on the instructions suggest Chinese, and the translator was on Meth. not bad for a fiver though.
Chris.

After the usual WW2 suspects (spit, bf109 etc) the MiG 21 must be in the running for the most kitted aircraft.
The detail on this kit is raised, and another thing I noticed is that it is the same as the Academy offering dating back to 1985, except the Academy one doesn't have raised detail and raised red stars on the wings and tail. Apart from that the sprue layout is identical.
Chris.
Raised detail or engraved?

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on April 15, 2016, 12:54:09 pm
According to oldmodelkits.com the UPC kit is a rebox of the Hasegawa Mig-21, so it would make sense that the Academy
kit would look like a copy, a lot of Academy's earlier kits are copies of other peoples products.  ;D

UPC never made any of their own kits, they were always a reboxer from a variety of sources, most of the line came out in the
mid to late '60s and they were gone by the early '70s.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on April 15, 2016, 02:01:54 pm
According to oldmodelkits.com the UPC kit is a rebox of the Hasegawa Mig-21, so it would make sense that the Academy
kit would look like a copy, a lot of Academy's earlier kits are copies of other peoples products.  ;D

UPC never made any of their own kits, they were always a reboxer from a variety of sources, most of the line came out in the
mid to late '60s and they were gone by the early '70s.
So I had better be careful when I carve it up then, being such an old kit  :wacko: I too read that info on oldmodelkits.com, and also on a forum somewhere.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on April 16, 2016, 03:45:47 am
According to oldmodelkits.com the UPC kit is a rebox of the Hasegawa Mig-21, so it would make sense that the Academy
kit would look like a copy, a lot of Academy's earlier kits are copies of other peoples products.  ;D

UPC never made any of their own kits, they were always a reboxer from a variety of sources, most of the line came out in the
mid to late '60s and they were gone by the early '70s.
So I had better be careful when I carve it up then, being such an old kit  :wacko: I too read that info on oldmodelkits.com, and also on a forum somewhere.

If it is the same kit as the Academy one, then carving up is all it's good for. It's significantly overscale, but the fuselage is too short and fat to an almost comical degree.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on April 16, 2016, 01:04:04 pm
According to oldmodelkits.com the UPC kit is a rebox of the Hasegawa Mig-21, so it would make sense that the Academy
kit would look like a copy, a lot of Academy's earlier kits are copies of other peoples products.  ;D

UPC never made any of their own kits, they were always a reboxer from a variety of sources, most of the line came out in the
mid to late '60s and they were gone by the early '70s.
So I had better be careful when I carve it up then, being such an old kit  :wacko: I too read that info on oldmodelkits.com, and also on a forum somewhere.

If it is the same kit as the Academy one, then carving up is all it's good for. It's significantly overscale, but the fuselage is too short and fat to an almost comical degree.
Good, I was thinking of putting the wings and rear landing gear from an E.E Lightning on it, and calling it a Y.e.9 or something similar.
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on April 17, 2016, 04:54:24 am
Won on ebay;
1/144 Mikro Mir Blackburn Beverley
1/72 ICM Mig-31M
1/72 Monogram Grumman Albatross
1/24 Tamiya Jaguar XJ 220
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: JayBee on April 17, 2016, 11:38:38 am
From the Big H.

Kinetic 1/72 F-16I Sufa (Now where is that Monogram F-16XL?)

Montex mask set for the Special Hobby Gnat F1 X2. An interesting set as it gives canopy masks for two aircraft plus an extra windscreen mask, but only enough wheel masks for one model. That is why I needed two sets.

Now I correct Myself , as the Montex mask set does give enough for two aircraft. It just depends how you use them.


(http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu247/JBricknell/Montex%20mask.jpg) (http://s652.photobucket.com/user/JBricknell/media/Montex%20mask.jpg.html)


The masks give one set for the wheels and one for the tyres. So with carefull painting you can do two separate aircraft.

Jim
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 17, 2016, 11:31:56 pm
ebay win of the weekend: A Heller He 112 B for only EUR 7,-
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on April 18, 2016, 05:00:28 pm
Part One of my Aussie Centurion tank project arrived yesterday: a 14ml tinlet of Mouse Armour Paint Olive Drab Lustreless 1966-2011 and a Firestorm Models replacement mantlet cover in resin.

Now if only the kit itself would hurry up and get here!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 18, 2016, 05:25:33 pm
Recent acquisitions:

From Bungle's sale:
Aeroclub Venom FB1 and FB4
Pegasus Spitfire prototype (naturally...)
Pegasus Defiant target tug (although it's not likely to be a target tug, more likely some kind of radar equipped nightfighter)

From Uncle Frank:
Several of the new AZ/KP Spitfire Ib/IIb/Vb kits
Some Aeroclub Spitfire bits
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on April 19, 2016, 11:03:03 am
Yet another Mig-21 arrived today, this one also an unknown to me model company. Toga this one is made by, German kit but molded in the Ukraine. I is the Mig-21 UM and looks a lot like the Eastern Express/Condor one I built a while ago. It will of course get a good whiffing, The kit is very basic, and has lots of flash on the opaque canopies, so it will have faulty air-con, and a steamed up canopy when done  :rolleyes:. Not sure what this one will get done to it as yet, but after having a look at a pair of lightning wings and putting them up to an Academy  Mig-21 C, they look right and won't need much to get them to fit right. I think, I will look for a pair of largeish delta wings or scratch build some and make it a pure delta this one, we shall see.
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on April 20, 2016, 11:15:49 am
Today arrived the stuff I bought from Nick, a Heller Humbrol Ouragan, probably get turbo prop treatment like my other one, and the ESCI Kamov Hokum, This could either get made in to a fixed winged aircraft, or be a helo for the Cartel. Oh, and another MIG-21, this time a Kopro Mig-21 MF.
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on April 21, 2016, 02:18:34 pm
Another 1/72 Revell Avro Shackleton Mk3.
I'm thinking of a shoulder mounted wing cargo transporter.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on April 21, 2016, 04:39:24 pm
The slow boat from Korea finally docked!
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/just%20models/D61B396C-68D1-4658-8D11-8DE9B2215F58_zpsyaay1x31.jpg) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/ZacYates/media/just%20models/D61B396C-68D1-4658-8D11-8DE9B2215F58_zpsyaay1x31.jpg.html)

This is a neat kit. Aluminium barrels, springs for suspension, rubber rims...this will be fun!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 22, 2016, 06:11:28 am
Centurion looks nice if a tad complicated. Best of luck with it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: VickersVandal on April 22, 2016, 10:49:55 pm
First whatiff purchase in a while - local model club meet today and someone had a Porco Rosso Curtiss R3C for sale what I did snap up. It will go with the Porco Savoia that I built. 1/72 of course (as if there is any other scale!  ;D)

Not mine, but this is the kit:
http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server2100/j0dd1q/products/251/images/1605/P1320958__03709.1393600071.1280.1280.JPG?c=2
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on April 22, 2016, 11:38:59 pm
Link is to a 1/48 version.

You'll enjoy building it - they go together well.  Decals on mine were a bit thin so I masked and painted the yellow stripes.
Pilot figure is a nice touch.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: VickersVandal on April 23, 2016, 12:21:51 am
Link is to a 1/48 version.

Good one, me!  :banghead: :angry:

Anyway, yeah, if the Savoia is anything to go by, it will be a magical build. Best kit I ever put together, that one.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 23, 2016, 09:52:00 am
From Uncle Frank:
Brengun Spitfire mk IX floatplane.  Basically the Brengun Spit floatplane bits from their Vb floatplane plus an AZ mk IX.

From Ebay:
Admiral Spitfire F24
AZ Spitfire F21
AZ Spitfire mk VIII

And due to  side deal with a mate, I netted this little lot:
2 MPM Spitfire PR19s (Millenium set tooling  ;D)
1 Ventura Spitfire PR19
1 Ventura Spitfire mk VIII
3 Airfix Spitfire PR19s
1 Airfix Spitfire mk IXc
3 Airfix Spitfire mk Ia/IIa
2 Airfix ragwing Hurricanes
1 Airfix Hurricane mk I
and an Airfix Spitfire Vb with a SAMI Seafire III conversion.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/3o85xxRWBFKcZH524o/giphy.gif)

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Old Wombat on April 23, 2016, 10:31:24 am
So, that's 6 x PR19's in a single hit! :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on April 23, 2016, 11:12:11 am
From the Scottish Nationals in Perth

1 x 1/72 Revell Shackleton AEW2

1 x 1/72 Aeroclub Saro Skeeter

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 23, 2016, 11:49:12 am
Alistair, was there a husband and wife pair flogging off a load of AZ Spitfires, amongst other kits?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitbasher on April 23, 2016, 12:31:57 pm
So you're still into Spitfires then Lee?  I may have one or two for you when it comes to Telford.  Will let you know what's available after I've had a stock check closer to the time.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 23, 2016, 12:33:27 pm
Part of me is ecstatic but my wallet is dreading the new Eduard 72nd Spits...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 23, 2016, 01:06:19 pm
So, that's 6 x PR19's in a single hit! :o

I got ten of the Airfix 72nd kit when it came out in 2009.  Not sure how many I've picked up in a single day since.  Some of the strip mining of the Telford stalls would have netted similar numbers.

So you're still into Spitfires then Lee?  I may have one or two for you when it comes to Telford.  Will let you know what's available after I've had a stock check closer to the time.

Dave, that is most charitable.  Is there anything you're looking for in order for a hostage swap?



Having gone through the posts in the thread, I think I've accumulated 67 Plan items - ie complete kits of Spitfires/Seafires/Spitefuls etc.  However, I didn't list some and the Huddersfield haul was quite extensive, so that is a conservative estimate on the low side and it doesn't include all the conversion parts that I've also acquired either.  And there's at least 6 Aeroclub vacform fuselages in with the conversion bits.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 23, 2016, 01:16:38 pm
Quote from: The Wooksta! December 20, 2015
Looked at some cabinets a few weeks back.  Nice glass fronts, shelves, cabinet at the base.  Need to check the sizes and then I'll nab them.

Said cabinets were purchased last week and are now installed in me living room.  ;D  And very nice they are too!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitbasher on April 23, 2016, 02:02:28 pm

So you're still into Spitfires then Lee?  I may have one or two for you when it comes to Telford.  Will let you know what's available after I've had a stock check closer to the time.

Dave, that is most charitable.  Is there anything you're looking for in order for a hostage swap?


No I don't think so, Lee, I've had plenty from you in the past.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on April 23, 2016, 02:12:51 pm
Alistair, was there a husband and wife pair flogging off a load of AZ Spitfires, amongst other kits?

I didn't notice Lee partly as the show is in two rooms now

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: sandiego89 on April 24, 2016, 07:05:00 am
Major haul (for me).  Was in San Francisco for work and found one of my favorite hobby stores, Ace Hardware in Berkeley is downsizing to a new location and will be losing lots of shelf space. Their basement has been a treasure trove of old kits for decades.  Very sad. If you are in the Bay area starting in May 2016 all sale kits (about half their huge and rare stash) will be 50% off.  Huge bargains and unique kits to be had.

All 1/72 scale
Airfix C-130E
KP (Czech) Mil Mi-4
AMT Black Widow
Novo Hotspur
Hasegawa F-4K Phantom
Airfix Vertrol 107.  Box is Pre C-46 designation I suppose.  
Airfix F-84F

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa360/sandiego89/DSCF1386_zpsnbsch6jv.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on April 24, 2016, 08:26:40 am
1/72 Revell Avro Shackleton Mk3
1/72 Trumpeter F-107A
00 gauge Hall Class locomotive
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nick on April 24, 2016, 09:11:40 am
Sold a few kits at Perth, didn't buy any kits! :-)

Bought a Lift Here decal sheet for Yugoslav aircraft in foreign markings. SOKO Galebs and Jastreb and Lasta in Zaire, Zambia, Libyan and Iraqi markings.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitbasher on April 24, 2016, 10:11:29 am
From Milton Keynes: Airfix Horsa (for a real world build) and an Airfix Mirage/MiG-15 Dogfight Double - definitely for whiffing!  Build several of the old school Airfix MiG-15s in the dim and distant but never built any Mirage of any kind before.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on April 24, 2016, 11:42:01 am
Bought off eBay two lots of 'spares and repairs ' in 1/72 and a 1/48 Lockheed S-3A Viking.
Most of them will be used on my alternative history " Admiralty and Air Staff AEW &C aircraft ".
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on April 24, 2016, 12:01:20 pm
A few more additions from Perth, two of which I forgot to add yesterday as I had not brought them home with me.

1 x 1/72 Modeldecal set 97 RAF Sabre F4's

1 x Box Scale Playfix Tu-20 to be used as whiff fodder/parts

Both the aboe bought from a Stash Sale of a deceased modeller

Today I bought Colourcoats Paint

1 x M01 Royal Navy Light Weatherwork Grey (BS381C 676)

1 x M02 Royal Navy Deck Dark Grey

1 x M16 Royal Navy Dark Admiralty Grey (BS381C 632)

1 x M19 Royal Navy Deck Green

1 x M23 Royal Navy Light Admiralty Grey (BS697)

Gondor

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 24, 2016, 05:03:19 pm
Nothing at all on my part at the MK Show, but the amount of box toting traffic passing our stand was considerable. Not to mention the ever increasing pile of boxes that were filling up the space behind our stand!

I'm expecting a large entry here from Hank 'Army of One' later in the week.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Army of One on April 25, 2016, 01:30:25 am
Right........for £1 i got the Airfix club swordfish an spitfire minus the wildcat boxing, decal sheet alone worth the cash........two Dragon 1/144 Dogfight series, AH64 V MI28 and F14 v Mig23......this contained a Su22 as result cost £11 for both. A 1/48 Airfix FRS2 with metal/resin Heritage u/c set for £5. Airfix 1/72 Puma for £3. A Heller 1/400 landing craft set for £5. A 1/72 ex Fujimi SAS Lynx boxed by someone else (?) for £5. And finally some Airwave packets of dials and screen surrounds for £1 each......oh, and some Chaos warriors for £1......box of 4 in plastic......for shading practice......
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: JayBee on April 25, 2016, 02:28:27 am
From the Scottish Nats at Perth this weekend:

Airfix    Gnat T1
   Lightning F2A

Two tins of colourfast paints (formerly White Ensign).

From the Kitswap   Italeri F-5F TigerII

From the Stash clearance of the late John Milne, Sandy/Tojo633 was one of the Aberdeen modellers club members that organised this.

Airfix   RF-5E Tiger Eye

Monogram   P-51B

Hobbycraft   Canadair Tutor

Hasegawa   A-1H Skyraider ‘6th Special Ops Squadron’ Later, looking inside the box there was the Aeroclub AD-4W conversion set as well.

Heller   Saab Lansen

Frog/Novo   Percival Proctor

Frog   DH Hornet
   Canberra BI8
   Meteor 8. Yes the old kit, complete, still has the nose weight and little tube of cement,although the latter is now solid. Ah! The nostalgia.

Modeldecal sheet 56.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on April 25, 2016, 03:24:51 am
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa360/sandiego89/DSCF1386_zpsnbsch6jv.jpg)

Does that Herc have the Bloodhound kit in with it Dave?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 25, 2016, 04:40:14 am
Two more AZ Spitfires snaffled off ebay - a lowback 16 and a mk IX UTI.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 25, 2016, 07:14:55 am
Just the one at MK. Vallom Fokker T.V. (early)

After reading about it's real life action in 1940 I'm tempted to do it real world but it will probably end up in NEIAF markings. Looks very nice in the box
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 25, 2016, 08:52:34 am

Does that Herc have the Bloodhound kit in with it Dave?


IIRC by the time that issue came out the Bloodhound had been deleted. It was included the very first issue, in sand and brown with the white patch over the cockpit for sure.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on April 25, 2016, 12:05:01 pm
Bronco 1/350 Imperial Chinese Piayeng Fleet Ironclad Battleship Chen Yuen

At the IPMS-Seattle show on April 23rd:
Bronco 1/350 Imperial Chinese Piayeng Fleet Cruiser Ching Yuen
Bronco 1/35 Kfz.13 Reichswehr armored scout car
Italeri 1/35 MTM anti-ship 'speedboat'
Fine Molds 1/48 Ki-10 Perry
Revival 1/20 Ferrari 500

The two Bronco 1/350 pre-dreadnoughts are both very nice kits.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: sandiego89 on April 25, 2016, 03:30:46 pm

Does that Herc have the Bloodhound kit in with it Dave?


IIRC by the time that issue came out the Bloodhound had been deleted. It was included the very first issue, in sand and brown with the white patch over the cockpit for sure.

Oh, with the thought of an extra goodies I had to break off the wrap to see....alas no Bloodhound  :-\  Must have been as Kit had said.  It is molded in overall tan, and has USAF and RAF decals in a pretty sparse decal sheet. 

I do have the Bloodhound (plus dog!) in the standalone kit....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on April 26, 2016, 02:23:43 am

Does that Herc have the Bloodhound kit in with it Dave?


IIRC by the time that issue came out the Bloodhound had been deleted. It was included the very first issue, in sand and brown with the white patch over the cockpit for sure.

Oh, with the thought of an extra goodies I had to break off the wrap to see....alas no Bloodhound  :-\  Must have been as Kit had said.  It is molded in overall tan, and has USAF and RAF decals in a pretty sparse decal sheet. 

I do have the Bloodhound (plus dog!) in the standalone kit....

Thanks guys.  I was wondering as I had one as a kid and it had the missile kit in it.  Must have been the first issue then. Moulded in tan.
Get another Bloodhound Dave and you could hang one under each wing.   :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 26, 2016, 04:54:21 am
An Airfix Defiant arrived yesterday via ebay.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 26, 2016, 04:56:57 am
Got hands on a reasonably priced 1:72 F-100C from Trumpeter - considered for Pakistani Air Force use.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 26, 2016, 06:22:45 am


The two Bronco 1/350 pre-dreadnoughts are both very nice kits.

That's good to know Jon, so thanks  :thumbsup: I do like these pre Dreadnought battle ships and was only admiring the 1/700 ? scale ones on the Battleship SIG stand at MK on Sunday.

So if I get my 1/700 Hunt Class destroyer escort and one of these that will mean 2 ships in the stash  ;D The DE will be built as one of the ships my dad served on.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on April 26, 2016, 09:50:42 am


The two Bronco 1/350 pre-dreadnoughts are both very nice kits.

That's good to know Jon, so thanks  :thumbsup: I do like these pre Dreadnought battle ships and was only admiring the 1/700 ? scale ones on the Battleship SIG stand at MK on Sunday.

So if I get my 1/700 Hunt Class destroyer escort and one of these that will mean 2 ships in the stash  ;D The DE will be built as one of the ships my dad served on.

Yer welcome.  :thumbsup:

The kits can be built in their 1880s as delivered, early service condition and colours or as they appeared in 1894 at the Battle of the Yalu River,
the Cruiser Ching Yuen even includes the option of the extreme stern Gatling gun that was only mounted when she was launched at the
AW Yard in Elswick. They can also be 'waterlined' if so desired.

Cheers
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on April 27, 2016, 01:47:32 am
They are certainly interesting looking ships.

Today I received, in a large box from the USA two 1/25 resin promo style car kits to feed my weird obsession with 4 door wagons.  Cast by The Modelhaus they are both in gorgeously smooth cream resin with nary a pinhole or bubble to be seen.
1970 Ford Country Squire
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i82/gavinmaillardet/4%20door%20wagons%201_zpsu2bmzfns.jpg) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/gavinmaillardet/media/4%20door%20wagons%201_zpsu2bmzfns.jpg.html)
1973 Chevrolet Caprice Estate
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i82/gavinmaillardet/4%20door%20wagons%202_zpsaemxs7y2.jpg) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/gavinmaillardet/media/4%20door%20wagons%202_zpsaemxs7y2.jpg.html)
Not cheap (to be honest probably more than I can afford at the moment) but having been procrastinating about buying them for ages I had to buy tme now as The Modelhaus is closing for good next year.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitnut617 on April 27, 2016, 05:00:21 am
to feed my weird obsession with 4 door wagons. 

Well I wouldn't call it weird ----  I've always preferred station wagons myself. Had a Ford LTD II wagon for years before I went to a Suburban (First one was a GM, the second one is a Chev) The LTD II looked a little bit like your kit.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 27, 2016, 06:42:17 am

...... but having been procrastinating about buying them for ages I had to buy tme now as The Modelhaus is closing for good next year.


Oh dear, they've done some great stuff in the past. I should look at their lists I reckon.

[Like I really NEED more model kits at this stage of my life??!!!]

[Later]  :banghead: Their website has been down 'temporarily' since February......]
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Rheged on April 27, 2016, 09:26:08 am
My stash has NOT grown again

Seen in the window of Hereford Models, a Trumpeter 1:200 scale HMS  Nelson.........aaaaagh!!!!!!!!!  It will be at least 3 1/2 feet long.....I don't have a window sill large enough, even if I did have £229.   Anyone here fancy a giant stash increase?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on April 28, 2016, 03:54:07 am

...... but having been procrastinating about buying them for ages I had to buy tme now as The Modelhaus is closing for good next year.


Oh dear, they've done some great stuff in the past. I should look at their lists I reckon.

[Like I really NEED more model kits at this stage of my life??!!!]

[Later]  :banghead: Their website has been down 'temporarily' since February......]

The announcement of the closure caused such an avalanche of orders that the only way they can catch up (if they want to stick to their retirement deadline of 2017) is to suspend the site.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 28, 2016, 04:12:47 am
Snaffled off ebay

3x 3D Spitfire mk IXe upgrade sets

The same seller had a few more so it's in me watch items and I'll nab some more in a few weeks.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on April 28, 2016, 03:21:32 pm
On Saturday: 1/1 Wife.

Yesterday:
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/just%20models/D26D3266-2A35-42F0-A9EB-E9325DA7302F_zpsfo1kc6hi.jpg) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/ZacYates/media/just%20models/D26D3266-2A35-42F0-A9EB-E9325DA7302F_zpsfo1kc6hi.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on April 28, 2016, 05:10:51 pm
Did the wife also come with a paint and weathering set?  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 28, 2016, 05:32:53 pm
They usually do.  Their nail files and brushes can be useful too.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on April 28, 2016, 07:11:14 pm
Did the wife also come with a paint and weathering set?  ;D

More to the point, did she come with instructions?  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nick on April 29, 2016, 12:08:13 am
Did the wife also come with a paint and weathering set?  ;D

More to the point, did she come with instructions?  ;)

Her instructions are like those for a new computer or tablet. Not in writing but self loaded and hidden in a folder that is accessible only by chance on a good day. Written in a completely foreign language that translates like the worst model kit instructions (and we've all seen a few of those!) and has the annoying habit of rewriting itself without warning.

Congratulations Zac and best wishes!  :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Rheged on April 29, 2016, 01:57:51 am
Did the wife also come with a paint and weathering set?  ;D

More to the point, did she come with instructions?  ;)

It's not the instructions , it's all of the after-market modifications and variations that are the interesting bits . Marriage is like a model you never finish........all the fun is in the continuous building.     Congratulations from family Rheged...........30 years (almost) and still working on it!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on April 29, 2016, 02:07:32 am
Welcome to the club KZ.
Just remember the two most important words in any marriage - "Yes dear".

I'm glad you found a 1:1 wife.  Mrs z and I used to live with a Kiwi lass who was 1.2:1 and she reckoned she was one of the short ones...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 29, 2016, 06:26:25 am
Yup congratulations Zac and Mrs Zac.

This little book might come in handy https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Works-Wife-Ladybirds-Grown-Ups/dp/0718183541/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461936553&sr=8-1&keywords=how+it+works+the+wife (https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Works-Wife-Ladybirds-Grown-Ups/dp/0718183541/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461936553&sr=8-1&keywords=how+it+works+the+wife)

Also to prove I'm not sexist  ;D https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Works-Husband-Ladybirds-Grown-Ups/dp/0718183568/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1461936553&sr=8-2&keywords=how+it+works+the+wife (https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Works-Husband-Ladybirds-Grown-Ups/dp/0718183568/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1461936553&sr=8-2&keywords=how+it+works+the+wife)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Mossie on April 29, 2016, 06:35:28 am
A few masking sets for the Airfix Defiant, canopy masks x2, and one each of an 'A' and 'B' scheme camouflage set.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on April 29, 2016, 03:51:23 pm
 :wub: You're all very kind! It was a wonderful day that went according to plan with no issues. Plus I managed a sneaky visit beforehand to the airport to see the Catalina!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 30, 2016, 05:27:15 am
:wub: You're all very kind! It was a wonderful day that went according to plan with no issues. Plus I managed a sneaky visit beforehand to the airport to see the Catalina!

That's the way to start married life  :bow:

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Chaos on April 30, 2016, 08:53:04 am
New at my stash.
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0005n70hc3e9uf.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0006yak52omp30.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0007e8xysc6z57.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg00088hsvp9yl7t.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0009290kscuxv5.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 01, 2016, 06:34:08 am
Nice additions. Built a few of the aircraft when they were much newer tools and in different boxes, the Vimy is fun  :rolleyes:

Built the Planet P.1078B a couple of years ago, it's a very, very nice kit  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Chaos on May 01, 2016, 11:28:28 am
@Chris:
this gread, thank you  <_<
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on May 01, 2016, 11:44:23 am
If I remember correctly, that Smer Me-262 has a full set of night-fighter radar aerials in too, which is very handy for a whiffer's spare parts box... ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Army of One on May 01, 2016, 02:12:31 pm
From ebay.......both 1/72,a Zvezda Mi24A and a Italeri Ka50.......both for £9 plus the p+p........all i can say is WOW.....the Hind is an awesome kit.......so many spares for the whif box....... :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Chaos on May 01, 2016, 11:39:53 pm
If I remember correctly, that Smer Me-262 has a full set of night-fighter radar aerials in too, which is very handy for a whiffer's spare parts box... ;)
yes it is right and gread for the spare box to.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Captain Canada on May 03, 2016, 05:19:02 am
That's quite the haul Chaos ! Many and varied for sure !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on May 03, 2016, 01:26:03 pm
I haven't received anything else yet - stuff is on the way - but I wanted to mention Sam had a good laugh at all the replies to my 1/1 Wife post!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Chaos on May 05, 2016, 02:39:38 am
New at my Stash
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0001ur9jzlo0ef.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg00021u20fwkshx.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0003yh03a2tl51.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0004frwaz0bhm1.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on May 06, 2016, 09:45:52 am
Over the last couple of days two items from ebay

1 x 1/72 Xtradecal X72166 Hawk T.Mk.1. primarily bought for me Fiat G.91

1 x 1/72 Lonewulf Models R4M 'Orkan for Fw 190D & Ta 152

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on May 06, 2016, 04:15:39 pm
My last scale tank kit has arrived:
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/just%20models/6B91D1E9-DD64-4932-A18C-BB8472078EF0_zpspdhgom2g.jpg) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/ZacYates/media/just%20models/6B91D1E9-DD64-4932-A18C-BB8472078EF0_zpspdhgom2g.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 06, 2016, 04:33:43 pm
Isn't that an Airfix kit?

MPC boxed Airfix stuff back in the 70s/80s and it sure looks like an Airfix Centurion.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 07, 2016, 01:54:14 am
A dirty cheap Mi/astercraft 1:72 Su-22M4, directly from Poland.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on May 07, 2016, 03:16:56 am
Off a stash sae on BM an Airfix 1/72 Bristol 192 Belvedere, off eBay a 1/72 Italeri UH-34 with the heritage HC2 conversion to do an RAF HC2.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 07, 2016, 04:41:03 am
Isn't that an Airfix kit?



Even looks like the box art Airfix would use, indeed isn't it ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on May 07, 2016, 06:13:11 am
Off a stash sae on BM an Airfix 1/72 Bristol 192 Belvedere, off eBay a 1/72 Italeri UH-34 with the heritage HC2 conversion to do an RAF HC2.

I want to know all the details about how you build the Belvedere HC2 conversion as I have one in the stash

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on May 07, 2016, 08:19:05 am
Off a stash sae on BM an Airfix 1/72 Bristol 192 Belvedere, off eBay a 1/72 Italeri UH-34 with the heritage HC2 conversion to do an RAF HC2.

I want to know all the details about how you build the Belvedere HC2 conversion as I have one in the stash

Gondor

That should good as its a Wessex HC2 conversion !, the UH-34 has the smaller cabin windows of the HC2 and Heritage have cloned the Italeri Wessex HU5 parts to allow the RAF HC2 to be built.

Not got the Maintrack Belvedere HC1 conversion, think Kit has one, but can't see anybody else doing it as the donor kit is unlikely to be re-issued again.

However both Whirlybird and Blackbird have mentioned doing a new resin kit of the Belvedere HC1, but don't thin either have progressed.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 07, 2016, 08:43:52 am

Not got the Maintrack Belvedere HC1 conversion, think Kit has one, but can't see anybody else doing it as the donor kit is unlikely to be re-issued again.


I have indeed, not sure where though. I'll have a look-see.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Steel Penguin on May 07, 2016, 11:12:02 am
a very bitter sweet set of stash additions
all 1:72
airfix, new box, spit, hurri, and vampire,  old box Saracen apc,
matchbox Chinook and a revell DH dragon rapide ( I think)
my late father in laws, from when he fancied a change from his railway.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on May 07, 2016, 11:13:04 am
Off a stash sae on BM an Airfix 1/72 Bristol 192 Belvedere, off eBay a 1/72 Italeri UH-34 with the heritage HC2 conversion to do an RAF HC2.

I want to know all the details about how you build the Belvedere HC2 conversion as I have one in the stash

Gondor

That should good as its a Wessex HC2 conversion !, the UH-34 has the smaller cabin windows of the HC2 and Heritage have cloned the Italeri Wessex HU5 parts to allow the RAF HC2 to be built.

Not got the Maintrack Belvedere HC1 conversion, think Kit has one, but can't see anybody else doing it as the donor kit is unlikely to be re-issued again.

However both Whirlybird and Blackbird have mentioned doing a new resin kit of the Belvedere HC1, but don't thin either have progressed.


Ah, sorry as I mistook which kit the HC 2 conversion was for. Might be a very interesting conversion at that.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 07, 2016, 06:33:11 pm
a very bitter sweet set of stash additions
all 1:72
airfix, new box, spit, hurri, and vampire,  old box Saracen apc,
matchbox Chinook and a revell DH dragon rapide ( I think)
my late father in laws, from when he fancied a change from his railway.

The Vampire is teh Heller one - Revell reboxed it at least twice, possibly more.  The Dragon Rapide will be the Heller one too.

Wooksta's latest additions?

On layby with Uncle Frank:
AZ Spitfire IIa "Long Range" - TBH, I just want it for the bulged camera hatch, but likely to build it for the hell of it.  Probably 607 Sqn.

Off Ebay
AZ Spitfire IX "Joypack" - I think this is number nine...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on May 07, 2016, 07:19:54 pm

Not got the Maintrack Belvedere HC1 conversion, think Kit has one, but can't see anybody else doing it as the donor kit is unlikely to be re-issued again.


I have indeed, not sure where though. I'll have a look-see.

You wont find it Kit. You loaned it to me for attempted (failed) cloning. I keep forgetting to bring it with me to those shows that we both get to.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 08, 2016, 12:33:40 am

Not got the Maintrack Belvedere HC1 conversion, think Kit has one, but can't see anybody else doing it as the donor kit is unlikely to be re-issued again.


I have indeed, not sure where though. I'll have a look-see.

You wont find it Kit. You loaned it to me for attempted (failed) cloning. I keep forgetting to bring it with me to those shows that we both get to.

Dead right OGL.  ;D

I spent maybe 20 mins in The Loft thinking 'Where the devil is it?' and moving stuff around into different places, all to no avail.

Why didn't the cloning work?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Rick Lowe on May 08, 2016, 12:47:53 am
Isn't that an Airfix kit?



Even looks like the box art Airfix would use, indeed isn't it ?

Yes, yes it is.

Have a couple of the Airfix boxes with that picture.

Zac, do you know(/care) the turret is undersize? Probably not a problem if it's for Whiff-fodder, but it is an issue if for RW.

And belated, hearty Congratulations from 'South of The Bombays' on your altered status.  :thumbsup:

Cheers
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on May 08, 2016, 10:56:47 pm
As Rick said, it is indeed an Airfix mould repopped by the good folk at MPC.

I've read some very good conversion articles online but, to be honest, I got this only as it's cheap and will be done as a RW gate guard just for fun. And thanks Rick! Twas a magic day!

This arrived today after being won in an auction for the grand total of $10 including postage:
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/just%20models/7A2C234D-3C53-4B67-80BC-0F16019F04A1_zpshvjjyj1g.jpg) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/ZacYates/media/just%20models/7A2C234D-3C53-4B67-80BC-0F16019F04A1_zpshvjjyj1g.jpg.html)
Unlike many, my first exposure to the BD-5 wasn't Octopussy but the 1992 Auckland Air Expo video! Unfortunately this only has the parts for the prop version, but I'm over the moon to finally have one in hand. That being said, I still wasn't prepared for just how tiny the thing is! When I showed her the box Sam said "His head looks a bit swollen!", and then when I got her to open the box there was a pause. "At least you don't have much to do!"
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 08, 2016, 11:57:47 pm
Ooh yes, that LS BD-5 kit is a real beauty! And you get TWO models as well, with different wing lengths, for the prop and jet powered versions.

Having said that, it's a real PITA trying to get a pilot figure in that teeny weeny cockpit. Mine is around 5'3" and must weigh 5 stone I'd imagine, I had to put him on a severe diet to get him in there!  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitnut617 on May 09, 2016, 03:30:54 am
Ooh yes, that LS BD-5 kit is a real beauty! And you get TWO models as well, with different wing lengths, for the prop and jet powered versions.

Having said that, it's a real PITA trying to get a pilot figure in that teeny weeny cockpit. Mine is around 5'3" and must weigh 5 stone I'd imagine, I had to put him on a severe diet to get him in there!  :o

Yes, I had to find some particularly small pilots from the parts bin to fit them in mine. By the way, the Arii boxing gives you four BD-5's, two of each.

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Bede%20BD5/BedeSnowbird023_zps97d2e560.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/Bede%20BD5/BedeSnowbird023_zps97d2e560.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on May 10, 2016, 02:30:25 pm
Unfortunately this one only has the prop bits as the seller must've built the jet...I have a plan that involves my resin casting kit. I see the Arii quad boxing can be had for cheaper than many 1/48 prop fighters if you know where to look, talk about value for money!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitnut617 on May 10, 2016, 04:07:50 pm
I see the Arii quad boxing can be had for cheaper than many 1/48 prop fighters if you know where to look, talk about value for money!

well that depends what you call 'value for money' -------  

Bede BD5 compared to a 1/72 C-5 Galaxy  (this just happens to be my ""biggest & smallest"" 1/72 kits pic)

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Bede%20BD5/Biggest%20amd%20Smallest%201-72%20kits%20002_zpsijjhosqg.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/Bede%20BD5/Biggest%20amd%20Smallest%201-72%20kits%20002_zpsijjhosqg.jpg.html)

or compared to a 1/72 Spitfire wing, the Bede BD5's are 1/72 too

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Bede%20BD5/Biggest%20and%20Smallest%201-72%20kits%20000_zps4jm4mryg.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/Bede%20BD5/Biggest%20and%20Smallest%201-72%20kits%20000_zps4jm4mryg.jpg.html)

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Captain Canada on May 10, 2016, 05:56:50 pm
From Freetime online :

all 200 scale

Riich OS-2UKingfisher w/ catapault ( x2)
L'Arsenal Bicycles and doors, ladders and stairways

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on May 10, 2016, 08:08:10 pm
Unfortunately this one only has the prop bits as the seller must've built the jet...I have a plan that involves my resin casting kit. I see the Arii quad boxing can be had for cheaper than many 1/48 prop fighters if you know where to look, talk about value for money!

The one I got for £cheap at Cosford was the same.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Snowtrooper on May 11, 2016, 02:30:28 am
Bede BD5 compared to a 1/72 C-5 Galaxy  (this just happens to be my ""biggest & smallest"" 1/72 kits pic)
Had to check Wikipedia: BD-5J had a wingspan of 5,2m and Galaxy cargo hold is 5,8m wide. So if the Galaxy acted as a flying aircraft carrier the Bedes would fit in even without folding wings. The only problem would probably be that the Bede's maximum speed is barely above Galaxy's stall speed and could barely carry the pilot and fuel, let alone weapons - but that's what Whiffverse is for... ;D

No, I'm never going to build one, but the idea was just irresistible not to write down ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on May 11, 2016, 01:57:06 pm
Just have the Bedes take-off out the rear doors  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Old Wombat on May 11, 2016, 08:58:03 pm
!/35 Trumpy BRDM-2 (Late) - probably do as Ukrainian & display in a dio with my ASLAV 1A2 (4x4)
Lots (for me) of paint for AFV's & my F6F build
PE & resin detail sets for my F6F & a P-40M I have in the stash
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on May 12, 2016, 01:55:24 am
Just collected from the Post Office

Trumpeter 1/72 Su-24M Fencer D
Scale Resin 1/72 Buccaneer S1

We finally have a decent standard Fencer kit in 72nd that's readily available  :thumbsup: - More accurate than the Dragon kits with proper separate D and E boxings, and easier to build than the accurate but rare limited run Russian kit.

The Buccaneer is a much improved version of the CMK kit in better resin with clear engraving and configured as the S1 version. Will be real as part of FAA collection to go with Scimitar Tanker and Sea Vixen onboard Eagle
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on May 12, 2016, 01:55:47 am
This morning my latest ebay purchase turned up

1 x 1/72 Freightdog Hunter T8M detail set, well part of it.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 13, 2016, 12:19:02 am
A Hobby Boss Zlin 142 - might end up as a light COIN aircraft of an Eastern European small airforce...  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Chaos on May 13, 2016, 05:48:01 am
New at my Stash
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg000197vcgld1wr.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg000290m1kxgn36.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0003kuro20dz43.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0004s2zrnu8vo5.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 13, 2016, 06:13:44 am
That stash increase is a pleasant trip down memory lane  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on May 13, 2016, 06:40:33 am
I would have bought that Starfighter just for the box art.  Typical Hasegawa of the period.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 13, 2016, 09:15:49 am
Some vintage FROG stuff there Chaos, and that JoHan 262 brings back some memories, I must have built one of them in 1974 or so!

Where are you finding these vintage kits from, is there some 'treasure trove' in Berlin? There's used to be a good shop just south of Templehof when I lived there in 1978 and he had a good stock of vintage stuff.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on May 13, 2016, 09:56:58 am
Bede BD5 compared to a 1/72 C-5 Galaxy  (this just happens to be my ""biggest & smallest"" 1/72 kits pic)
Had to check Wikipedia: BD-5J had a wingspan of 5,2m and Galaxy cargo hold is 5,8m wide. So if the Galaxy acted as a flying aircraft carrier the Bedes would fit in even without folding wings. The only problem would probably be that the Bede's maximum speed is barely above Galaxy's stall speed and could barely carry the pilot and fuel, let alone weapons - but that's what Whiffverse is for... ;D

No, I'm never going to build one, but the idea was just irresistible not to write down ;)

The BD-5Js obviously need afterburners and/or the Galaxy obviously needs vectored thrust so it can fly slower... :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Supertom on May 13, 2016, 10:00:09 am
I walked into my LHS today and the new Trumpeter 1/72 J-10B jumped into my hand and demanded that I give the shopkeeper money!!!  Oh no!!! I had no choice.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on May 14, 2016, 10:56:49 am
Today arrived my Ace 2S14 Zhalo-s (sting) Basically a BTR 70 with a turret and 85 mm gun stuck on it. Designed as a tank killer but couldn't as gun was too small. Also 2 packs of armoury Russian heavy unguided heavy rockets also in 1/72nd scale. They may go on my TU-91 "Bear cub" Cartel Coin aircraft.
Chris. 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 14, 2016, 11:16:01 am
Mach 2 X-24A and -B, both small 'aircraft' in the same HUGE box, courtesy of JayBee's Stash Sale, thanks Jim.  :thumbsup:

Given my predeliction for long winged aircraft, these can't manage to summon up even ONE wing between them!  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Snowtrooper on May 14, 2016, 05:21:49 pm
Mach 2 X-24A and -B, both small 'aircraft' in the same HUGE box, courtesy of JayBee's Stash Sale, thanks Jim.  :thumbsup:

Given my predeliction for long winged aircraft, these can't manage to summon up even ONE wing between them!  :o
I dare you not to put sailplane wings on them! ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Old Wombat on May 14, 2016, 07:49:46 pm
Mach 2 X-24A and -B, both small 'aircraft' in the same HUGE box, courtesy of JayBee's Stash Sale, thanks Jim.  :thumbsup:

Given my predeliction for long winged aircraft, these can't manage to summon up even ONE wing between them!  :o

And there's your challenge! ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitnut617 on May 15, 2016, 05:37:15 am
Mach 2 X-24A and -B, both small 'aircraft' in the same HUGE box, courtesy of JayBee's Stash Sale, thanks Jim.  :thumbsup:

Given my predeliction for long winged aircraft, these can't manage to summon up even ONE wing between them!  :o

And there's your challenge! ;D :thumbsup:

Got that boxing too, the idea was to hang one of them under the B-52B kit I have instead of the X-15. Since then though I've got hold of a Muroc Models X-38 which will get mounted and all the other models will be displayed around the B-52B  (in 1/72 of course)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on May 15, 2016, 05:50:45 am
im currently spending my long weekend with the missus at my parents place.
And i managed to get some new stash additions.

-1/144 Revell type-XXIII U-boat

And now i just got back from a rummage sale with:

-Italeri 1/72 F-84F Thunderstreak
-Italeri 1/72 RF-84F Thunderflash
-Heller 1/72 P-40 Kittyhawk
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on May 15, 2016, 06:04:27 am
Mach 2 X-24A and -B, both small 'aircraft' in the same HUGE box, courtesy of JayBee's Stash Sale, thanks Jim.  :thumbsup:

Given my predeliction for long winged aircraft, these can't manage to summon up even ONE wing between them!  :o

The next British Secret Projects is on the British Shuttle and MUSTARD so you could have the X-24 being borrowed by the British for flight testing investigations ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Chris Payne on May 15, 2016, 03:00:28 pm
Picked up another addition to the stash yesterday.

Airfix 1/72 Shorts Tucano T.1
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on May 16, 2016, 02:18:52 am
Just got my Airfix Kit Starter Beagle Bassett CC1, comes in a box with a plain white lid and a standard series 2 red box, moulded in the standard current grey plastic, the markings are as per the original kit but printed better although they have left the clanger in the design with the fuselage serials having as space between the letter and the numbers. The funky part is they have reused the original instruction sheet with the old logo and the, but updated with the new logo also added and the paints converted to Humbrol numbers  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on May 16, 2016, 03:43:43 am
Just got my Airfix Kit Starter Beagle Bassett CC1, comes in a box with a plain white lid and a standard series 2 red box, moulded in the standard current grey plastic, the markings are as per the original kit but printed better although they have left the clanger in the design with the fuselage serials having as space between the letter and the numbers. The funky part is they have reused the original instruction sheet with the old logo and the, but updated with the new logo also added and the paints converted to Humbrol numbers  ;D
Is that kit only available to Airfix club members Geoff? I wouldn't mind getting hold of at least another one of those.
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: JayBee on May 16, 2016, 03:57:58 am
My Airfix Beagle Bassets have just arrived.  :drink: :thumbsup: :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 16, 2016, 07:09:53 am
What Thorvic and JayBee just said.  :thumbsup:

The lightning stripe on the decal sheet is black though, shouldn't it be RAF Blue?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on May 16, 2016, 07:55:37 am
What Thorvic and JayBee just said.  :thumbsup:

The lightning stripe on the decal sheet is black though, shouldn't it be RAF Blue?

Yeap it should be - but really how many are going to be in the standard RAF liaison scheme from us lot !  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on May 16, 2016, 08:04:24 am
Also received today the MicroMir 1/350th HMS Resolution SSBN

Should go well with the Airfix Trafalgar, Hobbyboss Astute and Bronco Vanguard, Just need the early SSN classes like Valiant and Swiftsure class plus the O class diesel
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 16, 2016, 08:19:58 am
What Thorvic and JayBee just said.  :thumbsup:

The lightning stripe on the decal sheet is black though, shouldn't it be RAF Blue?

Yeap it should be - but really how many are going to be in the standard RAF liaison scheme from us lot !  ;D

Almost none I expect.  ;D

I'll get my scanner and printer warmed up for the expected deluge of RW modellers who'll want them in blue then.  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Leading Observer on May 16, 2016, 10:58:32 am
Airfix delivered my Kit Starter Beagle Basset in the post this morning
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on May 16, 2016, 11:46:09 am
Airfix delivered my Kit Starter Beagle Basset in the post this morning

Four of them arrived here this morning. Two addressed to me, the other pair for my dad.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Chaos on May 16, 2016, 01:06:57 pm
Where are you finding these vintage kits from, is there some 'treasure trove' in Berlin?
Hi i buyd is from KingKit.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Snowtrooper on May 16, 2016, 01:40:44 pm
Where are you finding these vintage kits from, is there some 'treasure trove' in Berlin?
Hi i buyd is from KingKit.
I can also sincerely recommend KingKit. Nice selection, fast service, and the price level even after P&P is generally lower than evilbay (much lower in some cases - found some real bargains there). But beware, it's a really dangerous place, you could spend all your money in there...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on May 17, 2016, 02:46:47 pm
I look forward to seeing everyone's Bassets, the postage costs really killed KitStarter for me.

One person posted on the Airfix forum to say his arrived sans a fuselage half...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on May 18, 2016, 01:35:41 am
I look forward to seeing everyone's Bassets, the postage costs really killed KitStarter for me...

Second that.  I'd love to build one in zi colours...

...on floats.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on May 18, 2016, 05:59:09 am
Today arrived my Aoshima 1/72nd scale JSDF Patriot missile system, from Hobbylink Japan. Very nice kit indeed, and it has a missile which can be built and used to make a launch diorama. I want to try and copy it, and use them as air/space launched weapons for my S.H.A.D.O stuff, as they look substantial enough to drop a UFO. :wacko: Not sure whether to build as is for Honduras, as a defense against Cartel Scud B missiles, or modify a M977 HMMTT  and have it as a U.S Marine system.
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on May 18, 2016, 06:35:44 am
Today arrived my Aoshima 1/72nd scale JSDF Patriot missile system, from Hobbylink Japan. Very nice kit indeed, and it has a missile which can be built and used to make a launch diorama. I want to try and copy it, and use them as air/space launched weapons for my S.H.A.D.O stuff, as they look substantial enough to drop a UFO. :wacko: Not sure whether to build as is for Honduras, as a defense against Cartel Scud B missiles, or modify a M977 HMMTT  and have it as a U.S Marine system.
Chris.

Simples do the HMMTT tractor and do the Missile US and then use the Tractor for a truck based system for the Cartels or local got forces, you could do a Truck mounted Exocet coastal defence system.

http://www.fleetscale.com/store/gb/52-weapons (http://www.fleetscale.com/store/gb/52-weapons)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on May 18, 2016, 10:17:42 am
Sounds like a good plan that Geof, I will see what I can do. The patriot system is only trailer mounted isn't it? I will have to look into what they mount it on as I have a spare Academy HMTT, in the stash, and the remains of a resin one that could be made into a 6x6 towing tractor with a bit of resurrection work and a 5th wheel scratch building.
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Army of One on May 18, 2016, 01:37:29 pm
This i gotta see......... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on May 18, 2016, 09:52:16 pm
Dremel multipro grinder
Dremel fittings set
Albion Alloys 15 mini sanding sticks
Hataka USAF Vietnam War era acrylic paint set
1/72
Fujimi Grumman KA-6D tanker
Hasegawa Lockheed S-3 Viking
Hobbyboss T-50 PAK-CA
Revell Sea King HAS6/AEW
            Su-27,Su-34/32
Academy Boeing B-17F RAF Mk1 . Thinking of a twin engine version.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: JayBee on May 20, 2016, 09:59:45 am
From the Big H a number of paint masks.

First is from 26 models for the Zevezda Il-62, and gosh these are small. I needed them for the wheels and the cockpit windows. There will not be many cabin windows in my models, but thankfully you get two sets of cockpit windows. I can realy see some potential problems with them as they are tiny.

Them a whole bunch of circle masks from Peewit.
These are superb, BUT the sheets are small (6cm X 5.5cm), so there are not many masks on each sheet. What I got were the sheets from 2.5mm diameter ( the smallest) up to 11.9mm diameter, and these go up in 0.1mm diameter.
However the big problem is that you only get two of each size in each set.
Yes adjacent sizes are so very close that you can most probably get away with it, but not very good market planning in my opinion.

Jim
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 21, 2016, 02:09:00 am
.

Them a whole bunch of circle masks from Peewit.
These are superb, BUT the sheets are small (6cm X 5.5cm), so there are not many masks on each sheet. What I got were the sheets from 2.5mm diameter ( the smallest) up to 11.9mm diameter, and these go up in 0.1mm diameter.
However the big problem is that you only get two of each size in each set.
Yes adjacent sizes are so very close that you can most probably get away with it, but not very good market planning in my opinion.

Jim


Interesting Jim, thanks for posting that mini review  :thumbsup: I saw these being used in a magazine build the other day and wondered what you got on the sheet. 2 per size is a a bit of a downer. 4 per size would have been justifiable from my point of view, 2 I need to think about.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 21, 2016, 03:15:42 am
Just came back from the last local modelling shop, and found a discounted Revell Douglas A-20J - it's actually a re-boxed Special Hobby kit, and for one third of the SH kit's price I could not resist. Even though the stash grew again...  :-\
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on May 21, 2016, 03:26:07 am
Off eBay an Airfix Bristol 192 Belvedere in the most recent boxing.

This is to become a Royal Navy type 191 ASW version  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 21, 2016, 03:51:06 am
Off eBay an Airfix Bristol 192 Belvedere in the most recent boxing.

This is to become a Royal Navy type 191 ASW version  ;)

Didn't OGL just build one of them?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on May 21, 2016, 05:44:45 am
Off eBay an Airfix Bristol 192 Belvedere in the most recent boxing.

This is to become a Royal Navy type 191 ASW version  ;)

Didn't OGL just build one of them?

Nope that was a 192 with a radome as an AEW version.

The 191 is 4ft shorter with a belly panier for a pair of Torpedoes or Depth charges in tandem plus dipping sonar and a wasp style bedstead undercarriage.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitnut617 on May 21, 2016, 05:49:24 am
Off eBay an Airfix Bristol 192 Belvedere in the most recent boxing.

This is to become a Royal Navy type 191 ASW version  ;)

Didn't OGL just build one of them?

Nope that was a 192 with a radome as an AEW version.

The 191 is 4ft shorter with a belly panier for a pair of Torpedoes or Depth charges in tandem plus dipping sonar and a wasp style bedstead undercarriage.

Do you have a picture of that Geoff?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on May 21, 2016, 06:46:06 am
Received today from Jay Bee a set of Yugoslav decals from a Gnat  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on May 22, 2016, 03:49:52 am
From the mystery kit sale at the Ballarat NNL (wrapped kits identified only as Automotive, Military, Aircraft, Seagoing...).

Revell 1/80 Martin B57
Revell 1/58 Honest John Missile & Transporter.

I wouldn't normally have bought either but both will provide interesting & useful whiffing materials
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Steel Penguin on May 22, 2016, 09:29:13 am
Partisan  wargames show to day, and staggered back with
Tackon 1:35 Chieftain marksman ( one of the box schemes is Berlin block  ;D :blink: )  :tank:
MPL 22" space 1999 Eagle
HLBS 1:48 stalwart, Saladin and V150 commando AC
and for 28mm  deadmans hand female gunfighters pack,  Bad sqiddo games, berserkers, shieldmaidens,  WW2 female Russian command pack ( officer, RT ops, and medic) , female sniper team and some SMG troops, Crooked dice, new Servalan and Travis ( this gives me 3 or 4 Servalns, so a quick poll of the collective term for them was taken, its either a Federation, or a Domination)  , new Avon and Villa, police sniper and sgt, and camera man, from sloppy Jallopy the militant miners pack and the armed cricketers pack.
very happy with the haul  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Leading Observer on May 22, 2016, 12:11:44 pm
new Servalan and Travis ( this gives me 3 or 4 Servalns, so a quick poll of the collective term for them was taken, its either a Federation, or a Domination)...

If Servalns wearing the Leather, it's a Domination for sure  ;D ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on May 22, 2016, 01:32:53 pm
Off eBay an Airfix Bristol 192 Belvedere in the most recent boxing.

This is to become a Royal Navy type 191 ASW version  ;)

Didn't OGL just build one of them?



Nope that was a 192 with a radome as an AEW version.

The 191 is 4ft shorter with a belly panier for a pair of Torpedoes or Depth charges in tandem plus dipping sonar and a wasp style bedstead undercarriage.

Do you have a picture of that Geoff?

Only of the engine test rig in a couple of books and the drawing in Putnams, I can work out the landing gear and the weapons bays are described in the text of a couple of books,
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 22, 2016, 02:03:57 pm
An Airfix Club 72nd Spitfire mk Ia and a pair of Xtrakit Spitfire mk XIIs snaffled off ebay.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 23, 2016, 02:37:25 am
new Servalan and Travis ( this gives me 3 or 4 Servalns, so a quick poll of the collective term for them was taken, its either a Federation, or a Domination)...

If Servalns wearing the Leather, it's a Domination for sure  ;D ;D

Absolutely  ;D :thumbsup:

I just wonder how different the figures look ? I've looked at loads of figures of "Buffy"  :wub: :wub: and none of them look anything like Sarah M Geller  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on May 23, 2016, 06:24:09 am
Today arrived the 2 seater Gripen from JayBee's stash reduction. Nice kit indeed, and another load of AMRAAM's to add to the stash of them, must be getting on for 100 of them by now. I think I will do this and the single seater as U.S Marine birds, as they do suit 2 tone grey schemes. OR... a wrap round 3 shades of green like I did one of my Rafales.Hmm...?
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Steel Penguin on May 23, 2016, 11:23:15 am
Narses
links to the 2 versions
http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/product/winterly-travers/       is the original version
http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/product/federated-security-command/    is the new version

at the scale they are, quite good likenesses
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 23, 2016, 02:30:47 pm
True.  The original version seems to be the original Stephen Greif Travis from season 1.  Can't place Servalan's outfit but Season 2's "Star One" seems closest.  The new version is Servalan circa Season 2's "Weapon" with the Brian Croucher version of Travis.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 24, 2016, 06:28:49 am
Yup I see the likeness to the origionals
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 24, 2016, 07:05:22 am
Having gone through some of the options in there, there's more Blake's 7 figures, including a Season 4 Avon and Bounty Hunter Blake.  One set comes with a mini ORAC!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Steel Penguin on May 24, 2016, 11:05:22 am
yup, ive got the lot!  ;D   and more fed troops than the beeb had the budget for as well  :thumbsup: im on the crooked dice forum and trying to get some more groups done, resistance fighters in artic gear and M16s, space rats, Braybans pirates, and the System.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 24, 2016, 11:43:17 am
I always liked the idea of Federation troopers in white suits on skis.

Space Rats. If someone did punks in the same scale, you'd probably get away with repainting them.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Steel Penguin on May 24, 2016, 11:56:02 am
Wooksta,  with the amount of small producers someone probably does,  possibly some of the foundry street violence range might work   http://www.wargamesfoundry.com/our-ranges/street-violence  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 25, 2016, 12:20:20 am
From ev!lbay, a double combo: an 1:72 Dragon He 219 A-0 night fighter and a Hasegawa F-8E, the latter will probably meet a fate as organ donation bank.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on May 25, 2016, 02:40:14 am
From ev!lbay, a double combo: an 1:72 Dragon He 219 A-0 night fighter and a Hasegawa F-8E, the latter will probably meet a fate as organ donation bank.

I wasn't sure what an F-8E was so I goggled it.  According to wikipedia the Crusader was capable of taking off with the wings folded.
One of these episodes took place on 23 August 1960; a Crusader with the wings folded took off from Napoli Capodichino in full afterburner, climbed to 5,000 ft (1,500 m) and then returned to land successfully. The pilot, absent minded but evidently a good "stick man," complained that the control forces were higher than normal.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vought_F-8_Crusader
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on May 25, 2016, 12:28:15 pm
Lockheed C-69 Constellation and a Javelin prototype in 1/72 scale
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 25, 2016, 04:43:07 pm
Snaffled on ebay:

5 x Fujimi Spitfire mk XIVs - a mixture of high and low backs, C's and E's

The photo showed only four but one has two in the box.  17 notes wins the prize and four quid postage.  Little over £4 a kit that works out at.  Bargain!

Plus the remains of a Microscale Argentinian set with enough roundels to ensure I can do that Argie Spitfire F22 I've been wanting to do.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on May 25, 2016, 09:47:28 pm
More Warhammer 40K stuff today: A Leman Russ tank, Chimera APC, Hellhound flame-tank, a dozen Imperial Guard troopers and a handful of Tau Fire Warriors and drones. Pics of the two armies to follow this weekend :)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on May 26, 2016, 03:28:18 pm
At last the 1/72 Roden An-12BK civil version.
Got an idea of converting it to the Chinese Y-8 AEW versions or a KJ-500 prototype as the Y-9 fuselage is a stretched version of the Y-8 cargo plane.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on May 28, 2016, 09:21:18 am
one new addition, one a long time coming :)

-Revell 1/72 Su-27SM Flanker
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on May 28, 2016, 11:44:52 am
Went into my nearest Hobbycraft store only to find they had moved almost everything around. I wanted some Revell Contacta, the stuff with the metal tube as a nozzle only to find the only way I could buy some was with a kit as none was being sold separately. So....

1 x Revell 1/144 F-15E Strike Eagle Model-set. No idea what I am going to do with such a small model so it might end up on offer here.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on May 30, 2016, 01:03:50 pm
A few winning bids on eBay all in 1/72 scale;
Airfix built and painted Avro Vulcan
RF-4B/E
A-10
Frog Avro Shackleton MR3
Su-34/32
Su-27
T-50 PAK-FA

Revell 1/78 Rotodyne
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 31, 2016, 01:25:34 pm
More from ebay:

Legato (Admiral/AZ) Seafire FR46

AZ Spitfire mk XVIe "Post war"

Decent month for Plan acquisitions, with some nice bargains.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on June 02, 2016, 06:27:38 am
From Hannants

The AIM 1/72nd Avro Shackleton MR3 Viper engine conversion set for the Frog based kits
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 02, 2016, 11:28:53 am
From Hannants

The AIM 1/72nd Avro Shackleton MR3 Viper engine conversion set for the Frog based kits

You must have got the last one, they're zero stock now. Any chance of posting some pics of the conversion bits please?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: JayBee on June 02, 2016, 12:42:10 pm
From what I have read Kit it is only a conversion for the engine nacelles. It stops well, well, short, of being a conversion to an MR-3.  :angry:

Jim
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 02, 2016, 01:07:35 pm
Yes indeed Jim, I just wondered how they did it.

I wondered if it might fit something else if the 'something else' needed some extra boost.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: JayBee on June 02, 2016, 01:33:08 pm
Ah! you maybe are thinking of a Lancaster/Lincoln 9 3/4  :wacko:

Jim
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on June 02, 2016, 02:26:29 pm
http://www.aim72.co.uk/page166.html (http://www.aim72.co.uk/page166.html)

(http://www.aim72.co.uk/TWC72018-inst.jpg)

There you go Kit, pretty sure it can be used on others with a bit of fettling
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 02, 2016, 04:31:31 pm
Excellent, thanks very much Geoff. It certainly does have 'other applications', just need them to get some more in stock now.

I love the way that intake door is just suspended in mid-air, I imagine all the little air molecules discussing if they should head on into the Viper's intake or just say 'Nah, can't be bovvered!' and just bypass it.  ;D ;) :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 03, 2016, 10:23:26 am
A Trumpeter F-16 - turns aout to be a C/D and looks like a shabby copy of the Italeri kit (even the instructions are copied) with Matchbox trenches added. Was cheap, for whiffing (potentially organ donation), so it's O.K.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on June 03, 2016, 10:39:48 am

http://www.aim72.co.uk/page166.html (http://www.aim72.co.uk/page166.html)


Very nice Thorvic, that's going right to the top of my wish list  :thumbsup:

On the thread subject though.....

Yesterday from JayBee's stash sale

1 x 1/72 Heller Mirage III C/E/5
1 x 1/72 Revell Mirage III E/R
1 x 1/72 Airfix Supermarine Swift FR5
1 x 1/72 Airfix TSR2

When I got home today

1 x 1/72 Heller Hawker Tempest
1 x 1/35 TAKOM Chieftain Marksman SPAAG
1 x 1/600 Eiriksson HMS Ark Royal (R09)

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kerick on June 04, 2016, 09:27:15 pm
I've been in dire need of making a kit purchase for a long time now. So today I made it to a LHS and found a repop of Lindburg's HP Victor in 1/96th scale. I have plenty of projects lined up and plenty of kits in the stash but if I didn't buy something new soon I was going to explode. And the Victor was 1/2 price so it was an alignment of moon and stars moment. Plus I have always thought the Victor fuselage would make a perfect 50s era space ship were everything had a pointed nose and needless streamlining. Happy day and my addiction is satisfied for a time.

Just a thought, what about using the wings and a small pod for a flying wing?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on June 05, 2016, 04:08:08 am
Vampire fuselage for the small pod?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kerick on June 05, 2016, 08:47:18 am
Good idea!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 05, 2016, 10:20:27 am
From Wor Show today:

2 x KP "Prague Spitfires" (includes 3 x AZ Spitfire mk IXs)
6 x Airfix Spitfire PRXIX
1 Sword Seafire III
1 Airfix Spitfire mk I/IIa
1 Airfix Spitfire mk IXc
2 x Fujimi Spitfire PRXIX
1 Mastercraft Hawker Tempest V (rebox of the Heller/Smer kit with the same decals but with the addition of an extra option.

And finally, for my Alternate 6 Sqn collection:
Revell Eurofighter Typhoon 2 seater (as the replacement for their TSR2 GR4s)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on June 07, 2016, 08:37:16 am
Received today

1 x 1/72 Academy AH-64A to become a naval version for the "In the Navy" GB
1 x 1/600 Atlantic Models HMS Devonshire Photo Etch for the "In the Navy" GB
1 x 1/600 Atlantic Models RN Watertight Doors & Hatches Photo Etch for the "In the Navy" GB

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Rheged on June 07, 2016, 01:11:09 pm
Birthday present from number two son;  an Emhar  1/72   World War One Mk IV tadpole tale male tank......and a book token, that will cause an item to appear in My Library Has Grown Again  later.  Not quite sure yet what it may become, but I suspect that the Royal Marines might be operating it on a sea/land strike towards Zeebrugge......perhaps
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 08, 2016, 05:46:28 am
1 x 1/72 Academy AH-64A to become a naval version for the "In the Navy" GB

Good choice - a "free" interpretation of the topic or based on one of the real proposals?
I've also been thinking about a wet Apache, interesting variants...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on June 08, 2016, 07:14:44 am
1 x 1/72 Academy AH-64A to become a naval version for the "In the Navy" GB

Good choice - a "free" interpretation of the topic or based on one of the real proposals?
I've also been thinking about a wet Apache, interesting variants...

The second and third offerings would be the hardest to make so I am tempted to build the first version which was a minimal change aircraft. Not decided which to build yet.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 08, 2016, 08:01:14 am
My heart beats for the 2nd incarnation - already with the radar and w/o gun, but without the ugly belly... Have an Academy Apache in the stash, too, and it turns out to be the best conversion basis for the "cheek-less" naval AH-64 versions.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on June 08, 2016, 10:31:51 am
Picked up off ebay a pair of chea HobbyBoss Ah-1 Cobras as TOW donors and a pair of Lynx HAS8
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 08, 2016, 02:57:09 pm
Two of the three sets of dentists' tools I bought off ebay arrived so I'm currently trying them out.  Much better for cleaning out panel lines.  The third set has the files.

I also bought some moulding rubber.  Mixes like Milliput and cures within five minutes.  Ideal for easy one off small parts, such as instrument panels, cockpit bulkheads, etc.  More as and when I try it, likely soon as I need new cockpit interior moulds for Spitfires...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 09, 2016, 02:19:05 am
Got hands on a reasonably priced 1:72 Chengdu J-20 Chinese "Mighty Dragon" from Trumpeter. No plan yet.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on June 09, 2016, 02:26:49 am
Got hands on a reasonably priced 1:72 Chengdu J-20 Chinese "Mighty Dragon" from Trumpeter. No plan yet.

They are supposed to be updating the tooling this year for that kit to represent more of the developed prototypes, which makes the original kit ideal Whif fodder  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Snowtrooper on June 09, 2016, 02:55:13 am
Got hands on a reasonably priced 1:72 Chengdu J-20 Chinese "Mighty Dragon" from Trumpeter. No plan yet.
They are supposed to be updating the tooling this year for that kit to represent more of the developed prototypes, which makes the original kit ideal Whif fodder  :thumbsup:
For some reason, the J-20 has always reminded me of a certain Lockheed's concept drawing for the F-22, notably immortalized as the cover art for the computer game F-29 Retaliator (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F29_Retaliator). ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 09, 2016, 06:12:11 am
Two of the three sets of dentists' tools I bought off ebay arrived so I'm currently trying them out. 

Auditioning for the remake of Marathon Man ?  :rolleyes: Just looking at those would trigger my phobia  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 09, 2016, 10:21:25 am
No.  Torture for me - ie if I were doing it - would involve a deep fat frier, a char grill and several large pans.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on June 09, 2016, 07:57:18 pm
Received today from Evil-Bay;

Both 1/72 Hasegawa in the 70's style boxes with great art and funky fonts.
Mitsubishi A6M3 - Box top says 1986 but it looks 70's.  Bought because I don't have a Zero and because it has 3 cowling options, two fins and two engines and will thus boost the parts box.
Beechcraft T-34A Mentor - another to add to the growing fleet of zenrat industries light aircraft.  It comes with a tow tractor which will be useful.

And from Elhiem Figures an assortment of 1/72ish white metal helicopter pilots, armed women, damsels in distress, 70's chicks, sailors a milkmaid and ms whiplash.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Steel Penguin on June 11, 2016, 01:45:37 am
from Northstar, ( very fine suppliers of wargaming stuff)
both packs of the copplestone  corporate babes, both packs of  babes with guns, the band on the run pack, and a pack of 4grounds corrugated iron sheet ( yay wriggly tin )
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on June 11, 2016, 02:49:13 am
Received today via the postie and from ebay

1 x 1/72 Meng F-106A

Yesterday I picked up from Lidle a small DIY vice (http://www.lidl.co.uk/en/our-offers-2491.htm?action=showDetail&id=34454) which clamps to benches/tables, they also have a suction version available at the moment.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 11, 2016, 02:56:14 am
Unexpectedly won an ev!lbay auction for an 1:72 Kinetic F-16D Block 52+ for just EUR 10,-. These kits normally go for no less than EUR 20,-; quality appears faily high and the parts look promising.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on June 11, 2016, 03:46:01 am
Received today via the postie and from ebay

1 x 1/72 Meng F-106A

Yesterday I picked up from Lidle a small DIY vice (http://www.lidl.co.uk/en/our-offers-2491.htm?action=showDetail&id=34454) which clamps to benches/tables, they also have a suction version available at the moment.

Gondor

I've got one of the suction vises and it's pretty good, at least for the 10 euros it cost. :thumbsup:

Unexpectedly won an ev!lbay auction for an 1:72 Kinetic F-16D Block 52+ for just EUR 10,-. These kits normally go for no less than EUR 20,-; quality appears faily high and the parts look promising.

That's only because i didn't see that auction... :wacko: ;D
Just joking, i've got one of them on the bench and it is a very nice kit, only the top/mid fuselage panel lines are a bit too deep, compared to Revell's or Hasegawa's. Still, a very good kit, IMHO. and you got a nice bargain! :thumbsup:

Well. i haven't bought any kits in a while but i just received 4 sheets of the PoAF Lo-viz F-16A decals i had on backorder for over 6 months, from the Portuguese brand, Black Cat decals. I was looking forward to get these as i thought that the sheet would be correct, and that meant having the very light grey roundels, like the real thing...

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah318/rui_reis2/F-16AM%20FAP%20Lo-Vis.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/rui_reis2/media/F-16AM%20FAP%20Lo-Vis.jpg.html)

But they're not quite the same...

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah318/rui_reis2/IMG_22441.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/rui_reis2/media/IMG_22441.jpg.html)

I was hoping to use these over dark colored schemes but no worries, i'll just print my own as i was already set on doing, and i'll find something else to use these on.
I'm thinking of writing an email about this to the owner, who's also the owner of BigCat modeling shop, a really cool guy. He'll probably be glad to get feedback about them from a very good client. ;D Maybe if it's possible, he can have them corrected for the next batch.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on June 11, 2016, 10:16:47 am
Picked up the model collect T-64 tank 1972 era as always liked that since seeing it in one of those Salamander Illustrated guides from the early 80's - Couldn't justify a 1/35th one but the 72nd kit looks rather nice  :thumbsup:

Also did a paint restock and picked up more of the Hataka Acrylic paint sets :-

Falklands War set 1 - Argentine with the colours for the mirages and the Pucara
Falklands War set 2 - British restock of the FAA & RAF colours for the types (already happy with the RAF Blue Grey used previously)
RAF Coastal Command and FAA Set - WW2 colours but includes Sky Grey used on early war FAA  :thumbsup:
Modern US Set - US colours including the Have Glass Grey used on the F-35  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 11, 2016, 05:07:03 pm
No.  Torture for me - ie if I were doing it - would involve a deep fat frier, a char grill and several large pans.

There's a chef* at our place who I really *REALLY* hate with a passion that you can only dream of.  He's nearly been hit today with a steamer tray and a large pan.  Accidentally, but I confess that I wouldn't have lost any sleep - and indeed would have pissed myself laughing - if I had hit him.  



*I say chef, what I actually mean is retarded moron who I wouldn't trust to boil water without an instruction manual and a Sous chef to run to when he burns it.  This imbecile makes me look like Gordon Ramsay and I don't regard myself as being particularly good at being a chef.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 12, 2016, 12:50:26 am

Also did a paint restock and picked up more of the Hataka Acrylic paint sets :-



I've picked up a a few of these at shows. Found the aluminium in the Polish WWII set (4 colours  ;D) is one of the best acrylic metal colours I've tried. Needed a really good shake but very good.

Have you seen their WWII R.N. colours set Geoff ? 27 Colours  :blink: There's a page on the range in the July SAM.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on June 12, 2016, 01:38:49 am

Also did a paint restock and picked up more of the Hataka Acrylic paint sets :-



I've picked up a a few of these at shows. Found the aluminium in the Polish WWII set (4 colours  ;D) is one of the best acrylic metal colours I've tried. Needed a really good shake but very good.

Have you seen their WWII R.N. colours set Geoff ? 27 Colours  :blink: There's a page on the range in the July SAM.

Hi Chris

Yes I had spotted their RN range of colours, nicely timed to tie in with the IBG range of Hunt class destroyers. I already have the life colour sets in stock but I will try Hataka when I get back to the ship modelling
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Chris Payne on June 12, 2016, 05:02:46 am
Picked a few up last week over at Pennine Models.

Academy 1/72 MiG 27
Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk.IId (Club Edition)
Trumpeter 1/72 Chinese FC-1/JF-17 Thunder prototype
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on June 12, 2016, 05:10:26 am
Received today from ebay but put in my rubbish bin by Hermes as I was out

1 x 1/35 IDF Sho't Kal Dalet 1982

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on June 12, 2016, 01:02:15 pm
From Weaver  :thumbsup:

JB 1/76 LandRover 1 tonne FC x 2
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on June 12, 2016, 08:44:35 pm
and from Thorvic  :thumbsup:

Heller 1/125th Mir Space Station
Heller 1/72nd Mirage IVA
2 x Revellobox 1/72nd Mirage IIIBZs in an oddball boxing

Cheers Geoff!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on June 13, 2016, 02:25:04 am
Just back from Expo.

From the traders in the big room I got a KP Piper NE1 (1/72 to be zenrat industries), some perfect plastic putty, some liquid gravity and 2 sets of RAAF roundels with kangaroos.  The decals were sold to me under the table as the RAAF who owns the copyright will not allow sets of generic roundels to be sold.  They will only allow "real" sets to build specific RW aircraft and insist on approving the designs before the sheets go up for sale.  So, black market decals!

I think I did OK at the swamp & smell as there is nothing I am looking at any thinking "Why the heck did I buy that?"
I got a 1/48 Monogram Me262 for $10.  Having built one of these ill fitting beasts I think this is overpriced but it will provide a pair of engines for the Skyliner Hovercar and the remains will go in the parts box.
The rest is all 1/72

By Hasegawa;
Republic F105 Thunderchief (moulded in black)
North American F100 Super Sabre
Grumman A6A Intruder
Mitsubishi MU-2S (moulded in yellow and black and to be zenrat industries).

By Airfix;
Short Skyvan (at last! to be zenrat industries)
Heinkel He111 H2D (dirt cheap as it is missing the canopy - for parts)
CAC CA13 Boomerang
Fairey Firefly 5
Armstrong Whitworth Seahawk
FW190 A8 (to become a tail sitter)
DHC Chipmunk (to be zenrat industries)

FROG Hawker Sea Fury

Grip Cessna 172 floatplane (to be zenrat industries)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 13, 2016, 05:11:23 am

The decals were sold to me under the table as the RAAF who owns the copyright will not allow sets of generic roundels to be sold.  They will only allow "real" sets to build specific RW aircraft and insist on approving the designs before the sheets go up
for sale.  


Some people need to get a life..............  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on June 13, 2016, 07:22:44 am
Impulse buy on eBay;
1/72 Frog Gannet with vacform AEW conversion set
1/72 Mach2 Martin PBM -3/5 Mariner
 Thinking of a turboprop powered Mariner, retractable landing gear or four RR Griffon engines.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on June 13, 2016, 08:46:50 am
Received a couple or recent purchases

from ebay

1 x 1/72 Hasegawa SH-60B Seahawk to provide parts for another SH-60 I have and for my AH-64

From www.MODELSHOP.sk

1 x 1/72 Avalon BAE Hawk in Finnish Air Force

and to get over the minimum postage

1 x 1/72 Hasegawa WWII Pilot Set

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Old Wombat on June 13, 2016, 09:06:40 am

The decals were sold to me under the table as the RAAF who owns the copyright will not allow sets of generic roundels to be sold.  They will only allow "real" sets to build specific RW aircraft and insist on approving the designs before the sheets go up
for sale.  


Some people need to get a life..............  :banghead:

The junior service takes itself far, far, far too seriously! Obviously still has a long way to go to reach maturity. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on June 14, 2016, 04:11:06 am
A nest of JMNs at the top maybe?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Old Wombat on June 14, 2016, 08:05:34 am
I wonder if the RAN pays royalties? :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on June 14, 2016, 09:54:07 am
A couple of additions today

From Hornby

2 x 1/72 Lightning F6's for various conversion sets I have from Freightdog

From ebay

1 x 1/72 Anigrand Lockheed AH-56A Cheyenne

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on June 14, 2016, 10:17:52 am

The decals were sold to me under the table as the RAAF who owns the copyright will not allow sets of generic roundels to be sold.  They will only allow "real" sets to build specific RW aircraft and insist on approving the designs before the sheets go up
for sale. 


Some people need to get a life..............  :banghead:

The junior service takes itself far, far, far too seriously! Obviously still has a long way to go to reach maturity. :rolleyes:

There was talk of the UK gov trying something similar here about 7-8 years ago. Registering all UK military insignia as UK gov owned trademarks.

However it was quietly watered down after a document dated some time in 1914 was unearthed in the national archives. it was pointed out that the UK did not own the copy right or trademark on the roundle and cockade. Said document was the permission from the French government for the UK to use a reversed version of their national insignia. So no prizes for guessing who owns the "rights" to that "trademark"  ;D ;D ;D

Mind you that hasnt stopped the UK gov trademarking certain fonts, logo's and military badges of more recent decent.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Chaos on June 14, 2016, 10:54:31 am
New at my stash.
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0001lm4jhrsupn.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Mossie on June 14, 2016, 12:28:53 pm
Tamiya 1/35 Velociraptors Pack of Six
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on June 14, 2016, 07:31:26 pm
^ Sweet kit and much smaller than Jurassic Park/World led me to believe.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on June 15, 2016, 01:28:16 am
Received this morning before I made breakfast, mmmmm bacon sandwich

10 x 1/72 Westward Mouldings Sea Darts which will be converted into Air launched versions

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on June 15, 2016, 01:50:00 am
Received this morning before I made breakfast, mmmmm bacon sandwich

10 x 1/72 Westward Mouldings Sea Darts which will be converted into Air launched versions

Gondor

British Aerospace rather than Convair I assume...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on June 15, 2016, 02:27:52 am
Received this morning before I made breakfast, mmmmm bacon sandwich

10 x 1/72 Westward Mouldings Sea Darts which will be converted into Air launched versions

Gondor

British Aerospace rather than Convair I assume...

Yes, to be used on the Royal Navy version of the P.1154, and most Ilkley F-4K & M's too

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on June 15, 2016, 05:11:30 am
Short time ago I received another model  ;D

1 x 1/144 Anigrand C-5M at least that's what it says on the box though there are parts to build the B version which I will be doing.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on June 15, 2016, 07:08:25 am

and most Ilkley F-4K & M's too

Gondor

You mean something like this?
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/martinhiggs/2015%20builds/DSCF2890_zpsdmvqi4ju.jpg)

I noticed that I had forgotten to add this one and my RN F-4B to my own thread from last year.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 15, 2016, 07:13:51 am
What's that missile?  :unsure: I recognize a guidance pod (always a good idea!), but...?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on June 15, 2016, 07:19:05 am
What's that missile?  :unsure: I recognize a guidance pod (always a good idea!), but...?

Its a Sea Dart. Usually they were ship launched anti aircraft missiles although there was a proposed version that was air launched.


and most Ilkley F-4K & M's too

Gondor

You mean something like this?
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/martinhiggs/2015%20builds/DSCF2890_zpsdmvqi4ju.jpg)

I noticed that I had forgotten to add this one and my RN F-4B to my own thread from last year.


Very much like that Martin, in fact it was your build that made me think about getting some for the RN P1154 and other aircraft too.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on June 15, 2016, 07:25:35 am
thats cool ;D

Ive got three more Tooms in build at the moment. All three will be RAF (with a slight twist) thou. None will be lugging seadarts LOL
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 15, 2016, 07:56:05 am
Ah, thank you. I wondered about the obvious two stage arrangement - that make sense now!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 15, 2016, 07:57:48 am
Unexpectedly won an ev!lbay auction for an 1:72 Kinetic F-16D Block 52+ for just EUR 10,-. These kits normally go for no less than EUR 20,-; quality appears faily high and the parts look promising.

The kit arrived, and for EUR 10,- it's a real bargain. Highly detailed, lots of ordnance - if you are looking for a good F-16, the Kinetic kit is worth a look, even at the standard prices.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 15, 2016, 10:55:49 am
That's a big 'ole missile to carry on an aircraft. Almost makes a Phoenix look small!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 16, 2016, 12:06:49 am
Not much bigger than a Standard ARM. I like the guidance pod in the Sparrow hardpoint, though.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on June 16, 2016, 02:45:12 am
Dropped into the LHS to pick up some styrene rod & strip and accidentally came home with a P-47D Razorback (something I failed to find at Expo) and an A-129 Mangusta.
Both 1/72 Tamiya.
The Thud is just something i've been looking for for a while (kept finding nothing but bubbletops) and the Mangusta was an impulse purchase when I realised how it would make a good basis for something close to Weaver's posted Rogue Trooper flyers.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 16, 2016, 04:10:38 am

Dropped into the LHS to pick up some styrene rod & strip and accidentally came home with a P-47D Razorback (something I failed to find at Expo) and an A-129 Mangusta.


Does that mean you'll have to take them back again?  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Old Wombat on June 16, 2016, 08:13:30 am

Dropped into the LHS to pick up some styrene rod & strip and accidentally came home with a P-47D Razorback (something I failed to find at Expo) and an A-129 Mangusta.


Does that mean you'll have to take them back again?  :o

No, but he will have to do some fast talking with Mrs zenrat! ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Leading Observer on June 16, 2016, 03:39:07 pm
From evilbay, the Airfix 617 Squadron Dam Busters 60th Anniversary set - I wanted the 1/72 Lancaster B1 special, not sure what to do with the 1/48 Tonka :unsure:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitnut617 on June 16, 2016, 05:40:52 pm
From evilbay, the Airfix 617 Squadron Dam Busters 60th Anniversary set - I wanted the 1/72 Lancaster B1 special, not sure what to do with the 1/48 Tonka :unsure:

Do what I've done, get a Tamiya 1/48 Dambuster/Grand Slam Lancaster and a 1/72 Tonka (Mk.4 ? ) and do two 617 Sqn groups
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Mossie on June 17, 2016, 10:41:13 am
Tamiya 1/35 Velociraptors Pack of Six


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^ Sweet kit and much smaller than Jurassic Park/World led me to believe.

And they're even over scale for velociraptors which were actually really tiny, the Tamiya raptors are about twice as big.  The JP raptors are actually Deinonychus, it's got a blunter skull and is much larger, they named it Velociraptor as the name doesn't exactly roll of the tongue!

And to partner that set:

Tamiya 1/35 Mesozoic Creatures.  Nice set with an archaeopteryx, hypsilophodon, oviraptor, baby T-rex and parasaurolophus.  The odd one out is a crocodile, which looks a nile or salty rather than a pre-historic croc?

I'm currently messing about with Tamiya's Stegosaurus retrosaur, a much earlier kit and not very well sculpted but fun.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on June 17, 2016, 10:52:00 am
Received from Hannants today

1 x 1/144 Twosix Silk STS44229 RAF Vickers VC-10 C1 decals not for the intended subject

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on June 17, 2016, 12:18:50 pm
The evil kit finder general strikes again!

Following a tip off from Thorvic. One very Very new Bandi 1/72nd scale A wing fighter from Return of the Jedi.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 18, 2016, 04:42:30 am


Tamiya 1/35 Mesozoic Creatures.  Nice set with an archaeopteryx, hypsilophodon, oviraptor, baby T-rex and parasaurolophus.  The odd one out is a crocodile, which looks a nile or salty rather than a pre-historic croc?

I'm currently messing about with Tamiya's Stegosaurus retrosaur, a much earlier kit and not very well sculpted but fun.   :thumbsup:

Bet the kids are enjoying it almost as much as dad  ;D Maybe they copied the Stegosaurus from the one near me up by Crystal Palace lake. They don't look anything like we now think they look like. Do we actually know definitively ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on June 18, 2016, 08:38:51 am
Picked up from Argos via eBay:-

Academy 1/72 AH-64D British Army 'Afghanistan'
Trumpeter 1/72 Su-33 Flanker D (got the SU-33UB two seater e-route too  ;) )
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Captain Canada on June 18, 2016, 10:38:34 am
Finally bought somat ! A wee Minicraft 1/144 USN/USAF F-104A !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Old Wombat on June 18, 2016, 10:53:23 am
Maybe they copied the Stegosaurus from the one near me up by Crystal Palace lake. They don't look anything like we now think they look like. Do we actually know definitively ?

No, but modern knowledge of physiological indicators is much, much, much better than it was even as recently as 50-60 years ago. So, archeological evidence of muscle grooves & attachment points on fossilised bones, along with evidential markings in/on ball-&-socket joints, etc., can be interpreted much more accurately & gives us a much more likely picture.

The biggest questions remaining are about skin textures & colours, which it's highly unlikely we'll ever have much knowledge of.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Steel Penguin on June 18, 2016, 11:13:54 am
a 1:48 airfix harrier gr3,  more Snebs, and this one is for freestyle as ive got a pair already done,
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on June 18, 2016, 12:32:40 pm
From ebay arrived

1 x 1/72 Meng Fiat G.91

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: deathjester on June 18, 2016, 03:12:03 pm
Aha!  It got to you alright then!  Good!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 19, 2016, 06:27:49 am


The biggest questions remaining are about skin textures & colours, which it's highly unlikely we'll ever have much knowledge of.

Yes very much so which is why I can get a tad annoyed when people start describing the colours of these beasts ?  :blink:

Thanks for the info on the other stuff  :thumbsup: Archaeology I can get my brain around, paleontology ? No way  ;D It does seem to fascinate children of whatever generation however. My smaller ones (great nephews/nieces) love Crystal Palace Park when they are down
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on June 19, 2016, 12:42:44 pm
Actually research on the feathered dinosaur fossils in China has recovered pigment remainders so
some very good informed supposition as to colours has been possible.

Also it now seems likely that the therapod dinosaurs were, in general, feathered.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 20, 2016, 06:23:56 am
Actually research on the feathered dinosaur fossils in China has recovered pigment remainders so
some very good informed supposition as to colours has been possible.



Now you've said that Jon, it rings a bell in my noggin. Think I saw a bit of a programe on the Beeb
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 20, 2016, 07:57:40 am
Won on ebay:

Job lot of 8 Spitfire kits.  Admittedly, two are Matchbox and thus will be reduced to produce (although the fuselages *might* be salvageable with a new wing), one is Academy (ditto) and another the old Hasegawa mk Ia - but I know what to do with that one.

Czechmaster Seafire FR47 - this is the 1996 tooling, one that I always look out for.  Well happy with this one.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Mossie on June 20, 2016, 08:07:05 am


The biggest questions remaining are about skin textures & colours, which it's highly unlikely we'll ever have much knowledge of.

Yes very much so which is why I can get a tad annoyed when people start describing the colours of these beasts ?  :blink:

Thanks for the info on the other stuff  :thumbsup: Archaeology I can get my brain around, paleontology ? No way  ;D It does seem to fascinate children of whatever generation however. My smaller ones (great nephews/nieces) love Crystal Palace Park when they are down

They're even making in-roads on those questions.  Skin textures only reveal themselves with impressions, but more are being found (even a large T-Rex relative, Yutyrannus has been found to have a kind of feather covering, although it'd look more like fur).  They've discovered the colours of few feathered dinosaurs, they can work it out from the shapes of the melanosomes (cells that determine colour), they seem to have been as brightly coloured as birds in the few specimens that have been examined.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Rheged on June 20, 2016, 09:36:37 am
The thread drift  virus is alive and well!!! From styrene models to sauropod melanosomes in a few key strokes.   This is one of the reasons this site is so  fascinating.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Chris Payne on June 20, 2016, 12:12:19 pm
Picked up a couple of oldies from a fleeting visit to Aeroventure this weekend.

Airfix 1/72 Lockheed S-3A Viking
Airfix 1/72 MiG 23
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Mossie on June 20, 2016, 12:28:26 pm
The thread drift  virus is alive and well!!! From styrene models to sauropod melanosomes in a few key strokes.   This is one of the reasons this site is so  fascinating.

Ha, can't beat a bit of thread drfit! :thumbsup: I think it's time to start a dinosaur thread! :party: :dalek: ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 21, 2016, 12:10:27 am
The thread drift  virus is alive and well!!! From styrene models to sauropod melanosomes in a few key strokes.   This is one of the reasons this site is so  fascinating.

Ha, can't beat a bit of thread drfit! :thumbsup: I think it's time to start a dinosaur thread! :party: :dalek: ;D

Yeah, but it would drift onto chatting about plastic model aircraft, or something equally silly.  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on June 21, 2016, 01:41:45 am
Picked up a couple of oldies from a fleeting visit to Aeroventure this weekend.

Airfix 1/72 Lockheed S-3A Viking
Airfix 1/72 MiG 23

A couple of Cold War golden oldies  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Army of One on June 21, 2016, 05:03:30 am
Dunno about accuracy but i always liked both those kits.....especially the Mig....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Captain Canada on June 21, 2016, 05:17:23 am
I might have just ebay'd an old Lindbergh XF-88 Voodoo  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on June 21, 2016, 08:43:06 am
From Hannants :-

Zvezda 1/72nd Kamov Ka-27 Helix A
Begremot 1/72 Helix Decal set

Wow the decals covers 62 different machines Ka-27's Russian & Export Ka-29, Ka-32 and Ka-31's

Think I might get another Helix A and now looking for the Helix D SAR version too as well as the AEW Ka-31 and I'll have to get the Ka-29 of course !  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 22, 2016, 01:20:53 am
The BEgemot decal sets are really good value for money - just beware: the carrier films tend to be (very) thin, so application can be tricky.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on June 22, 2016, 02:23:24 am
Picked up the Su-33 UB twin seat Naval Flanker to go with the standard Su-33  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on June 22, 2016, 03:02:13 pm
Revell 1/72 A-109 K2 Rega, to be done as one of the RNZAF's shiny new A109LUH fleet (with the addition of some resin bits by a mate and a set of OldModels Decals decals). Very pretty machines.

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/NZ3405%20Omaka%200315%20Zac%20Yates_zpsa3tnfptn.jpg) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/ZacYates/media/NZ3405%20Omaka%200315%20Zac%20Yates_zpsa3tnfptn.jpg.html)
not the best photo, but it's mine so there's no copyright issues!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 22, 2016, 03:09:41 pm
I still want one used by the Hereford Gun Club on their jolly outings.

This arrived today:
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281606798049?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=580613578394&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
 
Two part silicon moulding rubber (kinky!) with a 1:1 mix ratio.  Looking forward to trying it out - I have a lot of Spitfire parts moulds which are well and truly knackered and need replacing due to heavy use. Perhaps a tad pricey but I'm giving it a spin anyhoo.
 
Then I saw this... 
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262494110501?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
 
Well, I just had to!  My finger slipped and the button clicked buy...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on June 22, 2016, 04:23:57 pm
I still want one used by the Hereford Gun Club on their jolly outings.

This arrived today:
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281606798049?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=580613578394&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
 
Two part silicon moulding rubber (kinky!) with a 1:1 mix ratio.  Looking forward to trying it out - I have a lot of Spitfire parts moulds which are well and truly knackered and need replacing due to heavy use. Perhaps a tad pricey but I'm giving it a spin anyhoo.
 
Then I saw this... 
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262494110501?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
 
Well, I just had to!  My finger slipped and the button clicked buy...

I can easily see how the latter happened

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on June 23, 2016, 01:38:00 am
I still want one used by the Hereford Gun Club on their jolly outings.

This arrived today:
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281606798049?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=580613578394&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
 
Two part silicon moulding rubber (kinky!) with a 1:1 mix ratio.  Looking forward to trying it out - I have a lot of Spitfire parts moulds which are well and truly knackered and need replacing due to heavy use. Perhaps a tad pricey but I'm giving it a spin anyhoo.
 
Then I saw this... 
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262494110501?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
 
Well, I just had to!  My finger slipped and the button clicked buy...

I can easily see how the latter happened

Gondor

Yes but its Lee were talking about that finger may have slipped on to buy more than once on that item ! ;) ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on June 23, 2016, 04:50:04 am
Received from ebay today

1 x 1/72 Hasegawa F-4EJ KA7 boxing might make this Spanish as a whiff or Korea as r/w
1 x 1/72 Hasegawa F-4C KA4 boxing Not sure what I will do with this but will probably be r/w
1 x 1/72 CMR Avro York C1 conversion set No idea what to build, Mk1 or Mk2 and if so do I use a new Airfix Lancaster or the not quite so new Revell kit?

Pain in the donkey Customs wanted an additional £17.86 paid on the York  :banghead: which came from the US while the F-4 which came from Japan went through customs no problem  :blink:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on June 23, 2016, 05:29:35 am
Revell 1/72 A-109 K2 Rega, to be done as one of the RNZAF's shiny new A109LUH fleet (with the addition of some resin bits by a mate and a set of OldModels Decals decals). Very pretty machines.

Doesn't the K have fixed undercarriage though?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 23, 2016, 10:39:30 am
Yes but its Lee were talking about that finger may have slipped on to buy more than once on that item ! ;) ;D

There was only one on that auction.  However, the seller may have more and I'm not being greedy at the mo - I have four on order wirth Uncle Frank.  Not saying how many of the Sword mk XIVs are on order tho.  I think he's planning a trip to Mars on the proceeds...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on June 23, 2016, 02:19:15 pm
Doesn't the K have fixed undercarriage though?
It sure does, but my mate managed it with his. Mind you, he's one who scratchbuilds masters for moulds rather than copying like I do, so I may have a little work ahead of me. In 1/72 I don't expect it to be too difficult....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 23, 2016, 05:19:22 pm
Scratch the above comments - won another IX on ebay and the seller had another as a BIN.  Couldn't resist it.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on June 25, 2016, 01:57:00 am
received from Amazon this morning

1 x 1/72 Academy Typhoon Mk1b To become something else which looks a bit like a Typhoon  ;D

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Steel Penguin on June 25, 2016, 06:39:29 am
15 early versions games workshop terminators, and a 1:48 KV2
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on June 25, 2016, 11:27:53 am
just placed a first order in a new shop, just to test reliability  :mellow:

1/144 Academy F-4F Phantom
1/144 Eduard Mig-21MF Fishbed Dual pack
1/144 Eduard Mig-21bis Fishbed Dual Pack
1/144 Valom T-6G Texan Dual pack
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on June 25, 2016, 11:52:35 am
just placed a first order in a new shop, just to test reliability  :mellow:

1/144 Academy F-4F Phantom
1/144 Eduard Mig-21MF Fishbed Dual pack
1/144 Eduard Mig-21bis Fishbed Dual Pack
1/144 Valom T-6G Texan Dual pack

Phantom shopper eh?  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 25, 2016, 06:26:14 pm
Won another Eduard Spitfire mk IXc on ebay and picked up 2 of the KP Spitfire Vb Trop plus 1 of their new mk VIII "RAAF" boxing.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: JasonW on June 25, 2016, 06:54:12 pm
Just got five, yes, five, of the Special Hobby Mirage F.1 kits. Lovely little kit, and lots of extra parts and weapons for the spare parts box.

Can't wait for their two seater.

Yes, I have an illness. But as I like to tell the missus, at least I'm not drinking down at the bar.......
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 26, 2016, 01:49:35 am
Got hands on a relatively cheap Academy KAI T-50 Snap fit kit. Comes without landing gear, but it could become a nice conversion basis.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Chris Payne on June 26, 2016, 10:35:24 am
Back from the Coventry show with some nice kits.

Airfix 1/48 H.S. Buccaneers S.2/S2C/S2D/SMk50 (Missing the cockpit tub)
AModel 1/144 E.E. Canberra B.Mk.2
Frog 1/72 OV-1 Mohawk
Frog 1/72 Boeing B-47E StratoJet
Roden 1/144 Vickers Super VC-10 K3 Type 1164 Tanker
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on June 26, 2016, 01:07:34 pm
From the Coventry Show:

Airfix 1/72nd Ford Tri-Motor from Mike McEvoy  :thumbsup: (gunship... :wacko:)
Heller 1/72nd AMX-13 light tank
Heller 1/72nd Heinkel He 112
Monogram FTB scale B-58 Hustler*
2 x S&M Models 1/144th Vickers Viscount 800*

*these three for an extremely reasonable price from S&M themselves  :thumbsup:

Profile Publications:
No.230 Dassault Mirage Variants
No.34 Scorpion Tank
 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on June 26, 2016, 01:16:26 pm
My intake from the Coventry show.
all 72nd scale

Combat resins CASA C212 srs200.
S & M resins Vickers Viking.
Allycat Douglas C 47TP(south African) conversion
Trumpeter N A F-107A Ultra Sabre (from Mike McEvoy)
Italeri F/A-18E Super Hornet. (from Weaver)

Also picked up from Howard of Effingham an Airfix Kamov Ka 27B for onward shipment to Thorvic.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Leading Observer on June 26, 2016, 04:41:43 pm
Arrived yesterday from ebay, Airfix Alpha Jet - is there stilltime to build it for the current GB :unsure: :unsure:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 26, 2016, 11:43:07 pm
Directly from Japan: an early 1:6 Asuka Soryu Langley anime character kit (from Neon Genesis Evangelion, as far as I can tell a figure based on early character designs). Not certain if it is a recast, as it comes without a box, but judging the kit's resin color it could be an original. It was reasonably prices, anyway, and is a good basis for a conversion into a fictional character.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on June 27, 2016, 12:17:51 pm
Received a couple of items from ebay

1 x 1/72 Academy Hawker Typhoon

1 x 1/144 Roden Vickers Super VC-10 K3 (type 1164 tanker)

I also received a few items I had ordered from Shapeways

12 x 1/600 HS Buccaneers

12 x 1/600 Wessex HAS 3

4 x 1/600 Westland Sea King AEW.2

8 x 1/600 F-4J's (7 with folded wings and one with wing tips extended) All to be converted to F-4K with RWR fin tip

4 x 1/600 Gannets (2 x ASW/COD versions + 2 x AEW3, one of each type with open wings and one of each with folded wings)

1 x 1/600 County Class Destroyer upgrade set

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on June 27, 2016, 02:06:34 pm
Won on eBay;
1/72 Revell Beriev Be-6 Madge
1/72 Academy C-119 Flying Boxcar
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 28, 2016, 03:15:40 am
From Coventry. Art Model Bearcat. Opinion would seem to indicate this is the Sword tooling, resin looks like it anyway. To be FAA but in EDSG over Sky to go with my overall blue BPF one
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 28, 2016, 09:39:54 am
For the first time in ages I bought a new model kit!  :o

While at the Coventry Show I was persuaded to get an Airfix Swift FR5 together with the book on the same aircraft by Valiant Publications at a special deal price.

Needless to say I have a cunning plan for it, but that may take some years to come to fruition at my present rate of building.....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on June 28, 2016, 08:10:02 pm
Isn't the Roden VC 10 in 1/144 scale not 1/72?  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on June 29, 2016, 12:15:14 am
Isn't the Roden VC 10 in 1/144 scale not 1/72?  :banghead:

Opps  :banghead:

A little while later

Sorted  ;D

Gondor



Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 29, 2016, 02:45:01 am
That Roden Super VC10 looks really good, our own Howard of Effingham bought THREE of them at Coventry. He had one each of the K3 tanker, BOAC and East African versions, and they all looked great.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Old Wombat on June 29, 2016, 02:56:00 am
Only just ordered from BNA Models in Melbourne but they should arrive soon;

1 x    1/48 Modern US Air Force AIM-9L/M/X "Sidewinder" (VA480601) - Voyager
1 x    1/48 Curtiss P-40M Warhawk Paint Mask for HobbyBoss kit (ED EX358) - Eduard
1 x    1/48 Gloster Gladiator [Limited Edition] (ED 1145) - Eduard
1 x    1/48 Gloster Sea Gladiator Paint Mask for Roden kit (Canopy Masks + Insignia Masks) (MON-MM48190) - Montex
1 x    1/48 Saab JAS-39 A/C Gripen (KH80117) - Kitty Hawk
1 x    1/35 Commonwealth Armoured Corps Helmets WWII (with liners) (UL AC35006) - Ultracast
1 x    1/48 Decals - CAC 'Speedbird' Logo (RRD4824) - Red Roo
1 x    1/48 RAF Roundels Type C Paint Mask (MON-MM48373) - Montex

Hmm, looks like I'm working towards some regular aircraft builds in the future! :blink:


:tank:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 29, 2016, 01:58:58 pm
Finally... after enduring an half hour wait in the rain and then another ten minute wait for a Metro, which was full to bursting due to delays thus making it slightly less comfortable than an unopened sardine tin, and then a walk round a cold, wet and rainy Gateshead town centre - even more of a dump after development than it was before (it did have some character...) - I got to Home Bargains.  There, awaiting me like a clump of daisies amongst a field of nettles, were the much sought after bargain Airfix kits - 72nd Dauntless, Spitfire PRXIX and F22. 
 
The Spitfires reside there no longer, but have been rescued and now await my cruel attentions - one 19 will become a 21 after some Frankensteinish experiment with the F22 wing, another may end up in Argentinian colours.  We shall see.

In total, I nabbed ten - 6 PR19s and 4 F22s.

And there are another 3 stores within range...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on June 29, 2016, 03:33:08 pm
And there are another 3 stores within range...

Kinda reminds me of a certain urban legend, ref two gents with tyneside accents strip mining every model shop up and down the east coast main line of Airfix TSR-2's............................................
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 29, 2016, 04:46:10 pm
Yes, that's the one.  Well, all myths have a kernel of truth in them somewhere, the truth bit of that one is me and Gary on a day trip to York and buying a few up.  He did the rest on his own, what with him having free rail travel at the time.

The next episode of the Home Bargains saga could well be tomorrow...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on June 30, 2016, 01:45:40 am
Today I received a snap fit non specific scale AMT Scooby Doo Mystery Machine.
I built one a few years back for a niece as a house warming present and wanted one for myself but wasn't willing to pay the usual asking price of $40 to $50.  This was a mere $20.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 30, 2016, 01:52:04 am
An 1:72 Xtradecal sheet for A-7 trainers. Might find use in various projects.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 30, 2016, 06:36:31 am
The strip mining I remember is the trip to Colinear for the TSR transfer sheets. Young lads face was priceless
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Captain Canada on June 30, 2016, 11:37:29 am
I know I may not look like it because I hardly ever have time to build anymore, but, I am the new owner of a 700 scale Dragon HMS Invincible Falklands War 1982, and the new Airfix Sea King HC.4. I'm almost too excited to open the boxes ! I'd better have a beer first  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on June 30, 2016, 12:07:01 pm
Just picked up from the post office, Model collect M983 HEMTT Tractor with Pershing II missile erector launcher. This will be the last ehtractor nd launcer will see each other as both have jobs elsewhere.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on June 30, 2016, 12:20:25 pm
just placed a first order in a new shop, just to test reliability  :mellow:

1/144 Academy F-4F Phantom
1/144 Eduard Mig-21MF Fishbed Dual pack
1/144 Eduard Mig-21bis Fishbed Dual Pack
1/144 Valom T-6G Texan Dual pack

arrived today, but instead of a Mig-21MF pack, i got an Eduard 1/144 Junkers Ju52  :-\
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 30, 2016, 01:16:28 pm
Home Bargains in Wallsend has been cleared of Spitfires - 5 PR19s and 2 F22s. 

Having looked at the store locator, I have at least four untapped within range  - although one is Sunderland...  Hmmm. Cheap Spitfires but having to beard the Mackems in their lair?  Tough call....  May have to get me shots at teh RVI on Monday.  Wish me luck, lads!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on June 30, 2016, 02:32:51 pm
Good luck, Lee! I'm very jealous of that clearance deal on the Spits. I want a 22 but the cheapest in NZ is about $16 plus postage. Nothing like that deal!!!

I have a baggie of 40k bitz from BitzBox in the UK: some shoulder pads, backpacks and helmet aerials for my Fire Warriors; and a Chaos Space Marine helmet to go under a special character.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on July 01, 2016, 09:36:20 am
Home Bargains in Wallsend has been cleared of Spitfires - 5 PR19s and 2 F22s. 

Having looked at the store locator, I have at least four untapped within range  - although one is Sunderland...  Hmmm. Cheap Spitfires but having to beard the Mackems in their lair?  Tough call....  May have to get me shots at teh RVI on Monday.  Wish me luck, lads!

Thanks for the tip!  :wacko:

I just hit the Stockport Home Bargains and came away with (all 1/72nd):

4 x Gloster Gladiator Mk.1
1 x Douglas Dauntless
1 x Hawker Typhoon 1B
3 x Spitfire PR.XIX
3 x Spitfire F Mk.22
3 x Spitfire Mk.IXc
3 x Messerschmitt Bf 109E-7/Trop

They have a few more Mk.IX spits and some Ki-46 Dinahs left.

To go in the ebay/show sale boxes. Tried the Edgeley branch too, but they didn't have any.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 02, 2016, 12:32:49 am
From ev!lbay (both 1:72): A Marivox FFVS J22 and an MPM La 9/11, both for resonable prices.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Chris Payne on July 02, 2016, 02:38:03 am
Picked up these this morning from Home Bargains.

(http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u589/falcon3-photos/13588784_1008393325905964_1481557709_o_zpsx4lw7oep.jpg) (http://s1323.photobucket.com/user/falcon3-photos/media/13588784_1008393325905964_1481557709_o_zpsx4lw7oep.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 02, 2016, 03:04:41 am
I've never heard of these Home Bargains shops, so I looked them up. It seems there's 20 of them within 30 miles of here!  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Chris Payne on July 02, 2016, 07:57:47 am
And a couple more this afternoon from another branch.

(http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u589/falcon3-photos/13582427_1008512239227406_625249776_o_zpsjj7eabqm.jpg) (http://s1323.photobucket.com/user/falcon3-photos/media/13582427_1008512239227406_625249776_o_zpsjj7eabqm.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 02, 2016, 04:05:23 pm
Weaver, you have a ready customer for any Spitfires here!

North Shields today - 2 F22s and a PR19.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on July 02, 2016, 04:25:51 pm
Just hit three more Home Bargains today, in Clayton, Droylesden and Ashton (almost in a straight line down the same road... ;D). It's funny how some stores have a completely different selection to others, and then some stores have exactly the same selection.

8 x Vampire T.11
4 x Higgins LCVP
4 x Red Arrows Hawk (50th season boxing)
4 x Fw190 F-8/A-8 (series 2 boxing)
4 x Hurricane Mk.I
3 x Spitfire MkVb
3 x F-51D Mustang

Other stuff they had that I passed on:

1/72nd Town Fountain (resin)
1/32nd SAS figures
1/32nd Paratroopers (can't remember if they were UK or US)
Cutty Sark starter set
Marie Rose starter set
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 02, 2016, 10:59:18 pm
How cheap are these discounted kits at Home Bargains then?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Chris Payne on July 03, 2016, 01:12:22 am
How cheap are these discounted kits at Home Bargains then?

£2.99 each.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: JayBee on July 03, 2016, 04:30:50 am
Well I have three Home Bargains within easy reach, 1 in Irvine which is about 9 miles, then go East about six miles to Kilmarnock where there are two branches.
To-day is Sunday which means that as we are in Scotland they are all open, so this morning I did the rounds of them.
Not a single £$%&+^"! model in any of them.    :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 03, 2016, 09:03:03 am
According to the Home Bargains web site the nearest branch to me is 13 miles away in Stroud, but they're ignoring the fact that there's a darn great river in the way! So Mrs_PR19 and I went to the one in Cwmbran today, which turned out NOT to be where they say it is, but we found it eventually and I denuded the place of every Airfix kit they had, all three of them...........  ;)

So I got a Spitfire 22, a fabric winged Hurricane I and an old type Spitfire V, but I like that one anyway. And what a bargain price too!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on July 03, 2016, 11:11:45 am
Well I have three Home Bargains within easy reach, 1 in Irvine which is about 9 miles, then go East about six miles to Kilmarnock where there are two branches.
To-day is Sunday which means that as we are in Scotland they are all open, so this morning I did the rounds of them.
Not a single £$%&+^"! model in any of them.    :banghead:


The one in Edgeley near me never has model kits in when the rest do. I think the managers have some discretion.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 03, 2016, 03:45:09 pm
A solitary Airfix Spitfire F22 from Home Bargains, Gateshead.  They had plenty of Typhoons and Dauntlesses.  Tempted with the Typhoon briefly, but I've got one Airfix new tool plus a few Hobbyboss ones.  It's not an aircraft that really floats me boat.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 04, 2016, 05:41:59 am
Well I tried Home Bargains in Sunderland and they didn't have any kits at all. When I asked the young last stacking shelves she didn't seem to understand the Queen's English  :rolleyes:

We don't have any down my neck of the woods so it doesn't look as though I will be taking advantage of the offer
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on July 04, 2016, 08:55:08 am
The Wellingborough branch of Home bargins was raided this morning.

I gained 3 Typhoons Ib's and an FW190A8 as a result. My dad picked up some targets as well.

The only kits it had left post raid was a bunch of Cromwell tanks.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 04, 2016, 03:23:33 pm
Well I tried Home Bargains in Sunderland and they didn't have any kits at all. When I asked the young last stacking shelves she didn't seem to understand the Queen's English  :rolleyes:

We don't have any down my neck of the woods so it doesn't look as though I will be taking advantage of the offer

You're wrong.  They had a solitary PR19 when I got there around 2.50ish.  I looked about four times and a store assistant picked it off the shelf - it was end on, hence me not seeing it.  Needless to say, it's now residing with the rest of my Home Bargains swag.  As for them not understanding the Queen's English - this is Sunderland we're talking about here!  

God, what an awful journey that was. Possibly the longest metro ride ever and Sunderland train station, despite being given a makeover, is even worse than when I was last there in 1997.  Really dark and dingy.  The best bit of the whole thing was the journey back, travelling through some nice countryside.

Today's haul (I'm off for two days so trawling the north east...)
Whitley Bay - Hurricane mk I and a Spitfire VB (I bought another 3 Hurris, but they were passed on 5 minutes later)
Sunderland - the aforementioned PR19
Jarrow - 3 more PR19s

I did try two other stores, but they had no Spitfires: W/Bay and North Shields had the mk V and I really have enough of them - actually, I have multiples of most marks but I've done what I want to with the mk V and the more recent toolings are far superior kits - whilst Gateshead* only had Dauntlesses and Typhoons.  What's more, I doubt anyone has looked through the shelf since I was in yesterday as I recall putting a Typhoon back upside down and it was still that way.  I'll hit them again in a week - they'll need time to recover from my strip mining them last wednesday.

Chris, Whitley Bay have Typhoons, Hurricanes, Mustangs and 190s, plus a few Dauntlesses and the Spitfire Vb, ditto North Shields.

More tomorrow after what will be a fun packed day of travelling round on buses!

*That store is really depressing, even more so than Sunderland, due to the number of people I've seen in there who are quite obviously inbreds.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on July 04, 2016, 04:33:11 pm
Lee, the ones around me have only yielded one Typhoon: since you seem to have a lot of them in your local stores, why don't you get some and straight swap them with me for my Spitfires? I've got three each of Mk.22, PR.19, Mk.9 and Mk.5. Might get a chance to check out some more local one tomorrow as well.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 04, 2016, 04:43:42 pm
Sounds a good idea.  I'll go with that once I run the local supplies of Spitfires down.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 05, 2016, 12:45:45 am
An 1:72 Italeri Saab Gripen A - primarily for the low-viz insignia, but I can see a future for this aircraft in a small Baltic air force... Latvia, maybe?
Also bought a Hobby Boss A5M and a Mastercraft MiG-21bis, both as conversion fodder.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: ericr on July 05, 2016, 03:44:57 am

it is sales time around here, so I am getting tempted (my stash had been reducing fast recently, but just got refurbished ...)

a 1/48 P-61
2 1/144 Tomcats
a Revell/Matchbox Buccaneer (wings detach nicely, to be fit to something else ...)
a Revell/Matchbox Twin Otter (for floats to be fit elsewhere ...)
a twin-headed dragon and a brachiosorus (for my windmills series)
a giraffe and two different octopusses (for my party-blowers series ; should get an elephant too, obviously)

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on July 05, 2016, 12:23:12 pm
Rescued from the Sorting office  a box from Airline Hobby Supplies L.L.C. which consisted of

1 pack 1/144 GE TF-39 Engines to go onto my Anigrand C-5M to make it either an A or a B

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 05, 2016, 02:02:53 pm
Day 2 of the Home Bargains Airfix Treasure Hunt!
 
A beautiful sunny morning started off day two of my saga.  This time I headed north, towards Cramlington.  It didn't go the way I expected on the map printed on the timetable and I ended up in another backwater - Blyth:  I'd got on the wrong bus, the X10 instead of the X11.  No Home Bargains there, so I paused to buy a lottery ticket and got the X11 back to Cramlington.  First stop was at the Brockwell centre, which were restocking the shelves with the same selection that had greeted me at Whitley Bay and North Shields. 
 
Back on the bus, down to the Cramlington shopping centre. The walk through it seemed endless but I got to the store and liberated a pair of Typhoons, a Spitfire F22 and a PRXIX.  They had Dauntlesses and a solitary Typhoon left.
 
Better luck was had at Wallsend, which one of my agents had reported yesterday was bereft of kits.  Not so today.  Interesting selection of Typhoons, Bf 109Es, Gladiators, Dinahs and Spitfire MkIXcs (the Closterman boxing).  Needless to say, quite a few of these came home with me - one each of the Typhoon, Gladiator and Bf 109 (which will be heading elsewhere) and no fewer than eight Spitfire mk IXs.
 
Back into town and lunch with Wor Lass before heading to Blaydon.  Again, an interesting time as a legless drug dealer in a wheelchair was regaling his friends about how he'd been smuggling drugs into HMP Frankland.  The heavens opened as I thankfully got off the bus and I fought through torrential rain to get to the store.  Again, this trip was worth it.  The selection on offer this time? Typhoons, Dauntlesses, Spitfire PRXIX and F22s, plus some gift sets - Tomahawks and Fw 190As - and some 32nd British infantry. I grabbed the Spits - 4 F22s and 3 PRXIXs.
 
Escaping back through the rain, I took the Metro back to Jarrow, expecting them to have restocked.  They had - Hawks, Vampires and Higgins boats.  None of which floated my boat - except the Vampire, but another of my agents has procured some from London: he reported that Houndslow and Southall stores have loads of them - so I came away empty handed and headed back up to Cramlington to see if they'd restocked.  No such luck, so I nabbed their last Typhoon, some smokey bacon crisps and a bottle of pepsi before heading home with my bag of swag.
 
A further injection of cash will see the saga continue tomorrow...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on July 06, 2016, 10:40:59 am
Just tried the Altrincham and Wythenshawe Home Bargains branches, but came away with nothing. They had exactly the same Vampire/Hawk/LCVP/Fountain range as some of the others and I've already got as many as I want of those. It's almost as if some branches get supplies from one warehouse and some from another, but it's hard to see a geographical connection. Either that or the Spitfire/109/Dinah/Dauntless batch was the first, the Mustang/190/Hurricane/Spitfire batch was second, and the Vampire/Hawk/LCVP/Fountain is the current one....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Mossie on July 06, 2016, 12:46:51 pm
Had a quick look in the Hull City Centre branch yesterday, all they had was a solitary Spitfire IX.  I might make a slight diversion tomorrow to check out another branch.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Chris Payne on July 06, 2016, 02:14:14 pm
Bagged another Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire PR.XIX whilst on my travels today.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on July 06, 2016, 03:18:59 pm
A pair of Hasegawa IAI Kfir C2's via eBay, and a Valom N.A FJ-1 Fury and a Wespe models Mack 7.5 ton truck via Bungle arrived today
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 06, 2016, 11:45:33 pm
A dirty cheap Intech F-16 in 1:72, as dedicated donation fodder. The landing gear will be mounted under the Academy T-50 (which comes with everything up OOB!), while the wings and maybe the air intake will end up... elsewhere. ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Steel Penguin on July 07, 2016, 04:40:53 am
Its the birthday special offer at Ground zero games https://shop.groundzerogames.co.uk/
spend over a tenner, wish the owner Jon a happy birthday, get extra stuff.  Ive been slowly buying since the late 80s, have never been disappointed with quality, and always amazed with order turn round times ( the order that arrived in the last hour was placed at 12:41 yesterday, so les than 24 hours from placing till delivery )
got a pair of  UN space command replenishment ships,   2 of the hand claw robots ( I see a pair of fork lift claws for moving boxes though)   the Knights Sabres set ( yup the official bubblegum crises lead figures come with etch brass sensor booms), and a set of boomers.  as freebies  a genom powersuit ( bubblegum crisis)  2 AD police from the same range,  and a scientist type in lab coat, and a cop in jeans  jacket shades and with a large pistol  that will go well with everything else.
very pleased  :party:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 07, 2016, 05:03:08 am
There's (still) BGC stuff around? Cool - any pics available?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 07, 2016, 07:21:20 am
A dirty cheap Intech F-16 in 1:72, as dedicated donation fodder. The landing gear will be mounted under the Academy T-50 (which comes with everything up OOB!), while the wings and maybe the air intake will end up... elsewhere. ;)

 Viper hunting season?  ;D :thumbsup:

After a few months of model buying addiction rehab, last night i blew it and ordered another Hasegawa 1/72 F-16I SUFA, which will be donating most of it's parts to the LoneStar resin parts F-16XL#2, and one of the Tamiya Vipers will be getting the SUFA specific bits.
And also got confirmation from Bigcat.pt that another 1/72 Sufa is on the way but i'll have to wait a bit for this one as the store didn't have it in stock. Still, will be 5 euros cheaper than anywhere else on the web. And BTW, the Hase kit at 30€ from Tokyo-Hobby was at least 3€ cheaper than all the Kinetic ones i found on the bay.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 07, 2016, 07:22:17 am

You're wrong.  They had a solitary PR19 when I got there around 2.50ish.  I looked about four times and a store assistant picked it off the shelf - it was end on, hence me not seeing it.  Needless to say, it's now residing with the rest of my Home Bargains swag.  As for them not understanding the Queen's English - this is Sunderland we're talking about here!  

God, what an awful journey that was. Possibly the longest metro ride ever and Sunderland train station, despite being given a makeover, is even worse than when I was last there in 1997.  Really dark and dingy.  The best bit of the whole thing was the journey back, travelling through some nice countryside.



Well at least me missing it meant your trip wasn't pointless  ;D Must agree re Sunderland station, it's one of the worst I know and is just depressing. I just find it amusing that like a lot of stations outside London it "invents platforms" to increase it's self importance. Physically there are 2, an up and a down, but on the departure board there are 4  :blink: The Metro stops on 1 and 2 and the Northern Rail on 3 and 4, even though they are physically the same platforms. Some Northern stations divide platforms into 3, but at least use A,B,C and yes I have got the wrong train at Donnie once  :banghead:

Anyway made N Shields before heading south (first time there) and got 2 Hurricanes, 2 Mustangs and 2 Typhoons. Why I have no idea but I got them  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: JasonW on July 07, 2016, 08:42:07 am
From eBay - 1/72 Hasegawa XF5U Flying Pancake and F11F-1 Tiger

From local shop - 1/72 Heller Mirage IV and Mirage 2000

Got the Hase Flying Pancake kit for less than $30USD  including shipping, quite the steal.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 07, 2016, 02:24:51 pm
Home Bargains, Brockwell Centre, Cramlington:

5 x Hurricane mk I "rag wing"

2 x Spitfire mk Vb

4 of the Hurricanes are being sold on - two for cash monies and the other two are hostage swaps.

I checked t'other Cramlington store (Manor Walk) after a mad dash to get there before it closed, only to find Vampires, Hawks, the two Dauntlesses I saw on tuesday, that Higgins boat and the stupid fountain.  Really should have nabbed a Vampire or two but wanted to save me cash for Brockwell. 

After finding the wait for a bus back to the Toon was half an hour, I retired to the nearby pub over the road for a pint of Bulmers Original in the beer garden.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Snowtrooper on July 07, 2016, 04:59:38 pm
After a few months of model buying addiction rehab, last night i blew it and ordered another Hasegawa 1/72 F-16I SUFA, which will be donating most of it's parts to the LoneStar resin parts F-16XL#2, and one of the Tamiya Vipers will be getting the SUFA specific bits.
And also got confirmation from Bigcat.pt that another 1/72 Sufa is on the way but i'll have to wait a bit for this one as the store didn't have it in stock. Still, will be 5 euros cheaper than anywhere else on the web. And BTW, the Hase kit at 30€ from Tokyo-Hobby was at least 3€ cheaper than all the Kinetic ones i found on the bay.
 :cheers:
Don't the Kinetic ones actually come with the Skunkworks IDF Weapons Set sprues (or NATO Weapons Set for the non-Israeli Vipers), whereas with modern Hase kits you're usually lucky to get even gasbags? (Older Hase Vipers at least had a pair of BL755's among other things.) If so, then Hasegawa only seems cheaper. ;)

Regarding the LoneStar resin set, has it actually been seen on sale somewhere, at a price that is not at least twice that of a Monogram XL? Yes, I know, LoneStar is more accurate, but for my tastes Monogram offers better value for money considering I would whiff it anyway...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Green Dragon on July 07, 2016, 11:32:34 pm
There's (still) BGC stuff around? Cool - any pics available?

Here you go Dizzy. https://shop.groundzerogames.co.uk/bgc-figures.html
Always had great service from Jon, very fast delivery here in the UK.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 07, 2016, 11:39:34 pm
There's (still) BGC stuff around? Cool - any pics available?

Here you go Dizzy. https://shop.groundzerogames.co.uk/bgc-figures.html
Always had great service from Jon, very fast delivery here in the UK.

Paul Harrison

Thanks a lot! The Knight Sabers set looks very nice.  :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 08, 2016, 12:48:06 am
Don't the Kinetic ones actually come with the Skunkworks IDF Weapons Set sprues (or NATO Weapons Set for the non-Israeli Vipers), whereas with modern Hase kits you're usually lucky to get even gasbags? (Older Hase Vipers at least had a pair of BL755's among other things.) If so, then Hasegawa only seems cheaper. ;)

Regarding the LoneStar resin set, has it actually been seen on sale somewhere, at a price that is not at least twice that of a Monogram XL? Yes, I know, LoneStar is more accurate, but for my tastes Monogram offers better value for money considering I would whiff it anyway...

Yup, you're right about the weapons, the Hase kit only has two pairs of aim-9s, the N/P and the L/M, the pair of BL755s, and a pair of aim-120B... and the 370 gallon drop tanks. Not the coolest, most modern ordnance but it is a full loadout for the Viper. Besides, this kit is supposed to be a parts donor for at least 3 other builds.
The Kinetic Sufa has the IDF weapons but if you think of it, you'll only use them on the kit if you're building a SUFA... not my intentions. The Hase kit has better detail in some areas(specially the CFTs and electronics spine) and the Kinetic in others(cockpit, weapons and gear bays), the rest is up to modelers preference. I already had another one of each so that will make 4 1/72 Sufas in my stash. ;D

The LoneStar conversion sets, XL#1 and #2 and 2 DSI intakes cost me around 120€, with tracked shipping from Japan and customs fee.
Resin parts- 65€, Tracked shipping-20€, Customs fee-35€.
Considering that Monogram XLs are out of production, have worst detail, to buy one in auction and pay for shipping and then customs, it comes out much more expensive than 1 Lonestar set and the Hasegawa F-16(less than 15€) for parts, together.
Going by the last i saw on auction, a normal Monogram kit would cost me at least 60/80euros to buy now. The two i was lucky enough to find, came out cheaper indeed, but i spent a lot of time looking for them. The first i bought was in a Monogram job lot and cost me 40 euros for 3 kits from Canada. The second one was around 40€ for the kit alone and that was the cheapest i could find in almost 1 year of looking for it.
Hey, if you can find the Monogram XLs at a good price, great, but for me, the Lonestar conversions are a much better deal.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on July 08, 2016, 01:43:24 am
Received the Ka-31 AEW Helix via eBay from the US as the only course of action

Had a look in Plastic Pastimes in Poole last Tuesday, lots to tempt me but settled on the Takom Cheiftain MK2 and the AFV Centurion Shot both to be done as Cold War british army
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on July 08, 2016, 10:20:28 am
An ebay win arrived today

1 x 1/72 Fujimi F-4K (the yellow bird boxing)

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Leading Observer on July 09, 2016, 10:58:43 am
Liberated from Home Bargins in Letchworth N.A. F-51D Mustang, Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 and Vampire T.11 They also had Spitfire Pr. XIX and Higgins boats
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on July 09, 2016, 11:40:38 am
Received the Ka-31 AEW Helix via eBay from the US as the only course of action

Had a look in Plastic Pastimes in Poole last Tuesday, lots to tempt me but settled on the Takom Cheiftain MK2 and the AFV Centurion Shot both to be done as Cold War british army
Didn't you message Ivan at Models Ua Geoff? If he could get you one it would be a lot cheaper, than anywhere else. Also, did you look on Hobbyterra?
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on July 09, 2016, 03:38:21 pm
Received the Ka-31 AEW Helix via eBay from the US as the only course of action

Had a look in Plastic Pastimes in Poole last Tuesday, lots to tempt me but settled on the Takom Cheiftain MK2 and the AFV Centurion Shot both to be done as Cold War british army
Didn't you message Ivan at Models Ua Geoff? If he could get you one it would be a lot cheaper, than anywhere else. Also, did you look on Hobbyterra?
Chris.

Discontinued Chris
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 09, 2016, 04:33:08 pm
The two Spitfire F22s that were hostage swaps for Hurricanes were handed over.

My LHS is holding no less than four Eduard Profipack Spitfire mk IXcs for me (making 8 in total in the stash, plus the 3 overtrees), as well as an AZ Spitfire mk VIII RAAF boxing missing from a previous order.

And finally, one of my agents has secured another eight Spitfire from Home Bargains - 4 PRXIXs and 4 F22s.

I fully intend hitting a few stores tomorrow before going to work...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: JasonW on July 10, 2016, 10:09:09 am
From a Japanese eBay seller:

2 x Tamiya 1/72 Skyray's
3 x Tamiya 1/72 Mirage 2000C (Italeri kit reboxed)
2 x Tamiya 1/72 A-4M Skyhawk (again, Italeri kit reboxed)
2 x Hasegawa 1/72 Macross VF-1 weapon set

Even after the shipping these items were very low cost. I don't personally know much about Macross, but the weapons sets looked very good for whiff fodder.

From Chinese eBay seller:

2 x Modelcollect 1/72 T-64AV
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 10, 2016, 05:42:07 pm
Well. i haven't bought any kits in a while but i just received 4 sheets of the PoAF Lo-viz F-16A decals i had on backorder for over 6 months, from the Portuguese brand, Black Cat decals. I was looking forward to get these as i thought that the sheet would be correct, and that meant having the very light grey roundels, like the real thing...

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah318/rui_reis2/F-16AM%20FAP%20Lo-Vis.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/rui_reis2/media/F-16AM%20FAP%20Lo-Vis.jpg.html)

But they're not quite the same...

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah318/rui_reis2/IMG_22441.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/rui_reis2/media/IMG_22441.jpg.html)

I was hoping to use these over dark colored schemes but no worries, i'll just print my own as i was already set on doing, and i'll find something else to use these on.
I'm thinking of writing an email about this to the owner, who's also the owner of BigCat modeling shop, a really cool guy. He'll probably be glad to get feedback about them from a very good client. ;D Maybe if it's possible, he can have them corrected for the next batch.

 :cheers:

So, i ended up writing to the company's owner to let him know what i thought and he told me he'd make corrections. After a few weeks, he sent me, not 4 but 8 corrected sheets... for free! :bow:

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah318/rui_reis2/IMG_24061.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/rui_reis2/media/IMG_24061.jpg.html)

Although i still think that the light grey roundels could be a little bit lighter, i think these will do very well, and after such an offer, i don't wanna bother him with my nitpicking. Besides, this lo-vis scheme was only used on serial #15112 in the pic above, during a couple of years, it wasn't even applied to the rest of the squad's fighters. I'll use them on a real world build and the rest will give me a good variety of choices, considering that i now have 11 new PoAF decal sheets to use on my builds. And i might end up printing some too, just to see how my printer holds up printing a very light grey on clear sheets.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 10, 2016, 06:14:30 pm
Another day on the Home Bargains Airfix Treasure hunt.  The saga continues.

I started work at 2pm, which meant I had to be up earlyish to get buses into town.  Getting up early is difficult at the best of times but nursing a hangover from the several pints and two double rums I downed last night after work made it doubly so.  Still, there were Spitfires to find and I was going to get up to do it.  Fortified by some paracetamol, weetabix and a brew, I was off.

Three buses later, I was in Blaydon.  The two P40 gift sets were gone, but they'd restocked with more Spitfire PR19s and F22s.  They were nabbed, a total of nine, along with four Typhoons.  Plus the usual smokey bacon crisps to keep me going.  Next target - Gateshead, two buses away via the hated Metrocentre.

Quick dash through the town centre and I find that they've restocked.  Vampires, the fountain, Higgins boats and Hawks.  Managed to dig out their last Typhoon and swiftly left.

Bus drops off past the top of Grey Street, in the middle of a car show - Bentleys, BMs, Jags and Astons.  Had to drool over the latter for a bit but retreated to the bus stop to go to Wallsend, my last hit of the week. 

Another journey into the pit of despair, past derelict waste ground, slack jawed yokels glaring moronically over fences with the cold dead eyes of a drug restrained thug.  A wizened old crone got on the bus at Byker and her shrieking was a joy to behold, tales of how she loves Dettol and cheap bleach is for idiots and gone in 24 hours and I love me Dettol.  On and on this tale went, round and round in the same dizzy, tedious and dreary circles until finally she got off at a stop under a bridge, no doubt so she can rejoin her trollish family.  A silent cheer went up around the bus before it plunged further into the heart of darkness that is Wallsend. 

I worked there for three years in the late 80s/early 90s and time has not been kind.  It's still a dump, building sites and boarded up shops, a high street full of low rent charity shops, bargain food stores and takeaways.  An air of silent misery and despair fills the place.  The Forum, covered over and much brighter than it was when I walked through it for three years, seems smaller.  Again depressing but a vast improvement on the cold, damp and windswept place it was and comparing favourably over the Galleries.

Into the store.   Hawks, fountain,  Higgins boats but no Vampires.  Dinahs, a Dauntless or two and a solitary Gladiator.  Grabbed it, paid and swiftly left.  Back onto a bus for town and off to work.

And so ends my journey for this week.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on July 10, 2016, 06:37:04 pm
Remember Lee, I'll swap those Tiffies for Spits.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 11, 2016, 02:32:27 am
That's why I've been grabbing them.  ;D

One of my agents has returned from London, via the Dragonville store, with a stash of Spits and Vampires.  Will post the numbers later once I've gone through it, but some are being passed on.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on July 11, 2016, 03:27:38 am
Another day on the Home Bargains Airfix Treasure hunt.  The saga continues.

I started work at 2pm, which meant I had to be up earlyish to get buses into town.  Getting up early is difficult at the best of times but nursing a hangover from the several pints and two double rums I downed last night after work made it doubly so.  Still, there were Spitfires to find and I was going to get up to do it.  Fortified by some paracetamol, weetabix and a brew, I was off.

Three buses later, I was in Blaydon.  The two P40 gift sets were gone, but they'd restocked with more Spitfire PR19s and F22s.  They were nabbed, a total of nine, along with four Typhoons.  Plus the usual smokey bacon crisps to keep me going.  Next target - Gateshead, two buses away via the hated Metrocentre.

Quick dash through the town centre and I find that they've restocked.  Vampires, the fountain, Higgins boats and Hawks.  Managed to dig out their last Typhoon and swiftly left.

Bus drops off past the top of Grey Street, in the middle of a car show - Bentleys, BMs, Jags and Astons.  Had to drool over the latter for a bit but retreated to the bus stop to go to Wallsend, my last hit of the week. 

Another journey into the pit of despair, past derelict waste ground, slack jawed yokels glaring moronically over fences with the cold dead eyes of a drug restrained thug.  A wizened old crone got on the bus at Byker and her shrieking was a joy to behold, tales of how she loves Dettol and cheap bleach is for idiots and gone in 24 hours and I love me Dettol.  On and on this tale went, round and round in the same dizzy, tedious and dreary circles until finally she got off at a stop under a bridge, no doubt so she can rejoin her trollish family.  A silent cheer went up around the bus before it plunged further into the heart of darkness that is Wallsend. 

I worked there for three years in the late 80s/early 90s and time has not been kind.  It's still a dump, building sites and boarded up shops, a high street full of low rent charity shops, bargain food stores and takeaways.  An air of silent misery and despair fills the place.  The Forum, covered over and much brighter than it was when I walked through it for three years, seems smaller.  Again depressing but a vast improvement on the cold, damp and windswept place it was and comparing favourably over the Galleries.

Into the store.   Hawks, fountain,  Higgins boats but no Vampires.  Dinahs, a Dauntless or two and a solitary Gladiator.  Grabbed it, paid and swiftly left.  Back onto a bus for town and off to work.

And so ends my journey for this week.

You have quite a way with words sir.  Puts me in mind of Squire Haggard's Journal.

Have you considered asking Home Bargains to divert one of their delivery vehicles past your house?
Or are you enjoying the thrill of the chase too much?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Mossie on July 11, 2016, 05:41:02 am
Academy 1/72 P-40M/N from Just Kits in Hull
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on July 11, 2016, 08:12:15 am
A variety arrived in the post today, some ordered on-line to make up for missing out on a trip to Bovington :-(

1/72 Zvezda ka-27 Heliix A
1/72 Zvezda Ka-27PS Helix C

From Russia via eBay to go with the Begremot decals for the type

1/72 Ace Centurion Mk3
1/72 Ace Centurion Mk5

Both pre-ordered from Hannants and came out last Thursday !

Also got a Meng 1/35 A-39 Tortoise and a replacement metal Barrel
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on July 11, 2016, 09:34:59 am
After collecting the car from the garage (Thermostat went tits up  :banghead: ) paid a visit t' local Home Bargins

Managed to get a pair of Hurricanes, the F-51 Mustang and the FW-190, they also had the Spit VB but didn't bother with that.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Steel Penguin on July 11, 2016, 11:03:11 am
my Gnick starter, full of Gnolls and wargames rules arrived.  a large pile of shiney lead, and multi part plastic,   and yesterday saw the acquisition of 3 more elder dreadnoughts ( £12 the 3, cheaper than when they were released in the 80s)  s squad of WW2 ish orcs, ( they are wonderfully characterful, and the good guys  :blink: )  and some Victoriana home service uniform troops, some armed firemen ( in crested helmet)  and some armed post men. 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitnut617 on July 11, 2016, 06:00:20 pm
Two Hobbycraft 1/72 CF-100's ( a Mk.IV and a Mk.V) are winging their way to me from Merry Old England, via the ATF forum.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on July 12, 2016, 01:28:59 am
Picked up a package from the post office where it has languished since Saturday

1 x 1/72 NAZA Model Art Su-30MKM Exterior conversion set.

This contains replacement vertical tail surfaces, LEX parts for the Canards, deflected exhausts for the engines and several lumps and bumps for the exterior. The Resin looks rather brittle to me though so I will be taking care when using the set. Recommended for the Trumpeter Su-30MKK kit.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 12, 2016, 02:12:31 am
An 1:72 AZ Model Spitfire F.22, and because the seller sent me the wrong kit I now also have a free Mastercraft F-84G instead of an F-16... the kit was too cheap for any postage, so I can keep the Thunderstreak and get the missing F-16 on top for free (also from Mastercraft).  :lol:

No plan for the F-84G yet, but I have a feeling that it could turn into a Luft 46 creation...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 12, 2016, 03:02:44 am
I'm assuming that the AZ 22 is the Rhodesian/Egyptian/Syrian boxing?

Yesterday was another interesting trawl round the north east on the Home Bargains Airfix Treasure Hunt.  First stop, Mackemland.  3 Hurricanes and a pair of F51s.  Off to Jarrow - Spitfires.  Lots of them - 19s and 22s.

Round the Metro system again, with a stop at Whitley Bay (nowt) then North Shields - one each of the Vampire T11, Mustang and Typhoon.  Picked up by me mate who's back from London and off to Washington Galleries.  What a dump that place is - a target marker bomb could only improve it.  Nowt there but Vampires, Hawks and Higgins boats.  Waste of time, petrol and shoe leather.

However, me mate did bring back some goodies from London - two PRXIXs and six Vampire T11s.  He also stopped off at a Home Bargains enroute and cleared their stock of Spitfire PR19s and F22s.

This morning - up bright and early and off to Peterlee.  Nabbed five Hurricanes, 3 of which are hostage swaps.  Up the road to Seaham for yet more Spitfire PR19s and F22s.

And today's not yet finished...


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 12, 2016, 03:18:35 am
I'm assuming that the AZ 22 is the Rhodesian/Egyptian/Syrian boxing?

Yup, correct. No concrete plan yet, and as a bonus the kit comes with alternative rudders and propellers for the naval version(s).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Modelling_Mushi on July 12, 2016, 03:53:23 am
Ahh, I found myself browsing on the HLJ site at lunchtime. Apparently I'm now the proud new owner of :

2 * 1/24 PS30Z Fairlady Z432R
2 * 1/24 Nissan Fairlady 240ZG Full Wor
2 * 1/24 Fairlady 240ZL
2 * 1/24 Nissan Fairlady SR311
2 * 1/24 Nissan S30 Fairlady Z Aero
2 * 1/24 Ferrari Dino 246GTS (Spider)
1 * 1/24 S30Z Fairlady, Akio
1 * 1/24 Nissan Skyline GT-X (GC110)
1 * 1/24 Nissan Fairlady 300ZR 1986
1 * 1/24 Nissan Fairlady 280Z
1 * Template N Corner R (SP0013N)
1 * Template G Hexagon 20mm (SP0012D)
2 * Mr. Cap Opener

How do I get a shipping container past SWMBO?

Ciao
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 12, 2016, 06:18:23 am
I'm feeling a little deprived on this Home Bargains front !! Nearest store to me is Orpington, 10 miles as the crow flies but about an hour on the train given the way the network in London is constructed. However that would now be nearer 90 mins as the current Southern situation means that under their temporary timetable they have cancelled the Crystal Palace to Beckenham Jct link which gets you onto the Kent line and whence to Bromley and then Orpington. The next ones are situated in the darker reaches of North, East and West London.

Still am I bothered ? Not really  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 12, 2016, 08:41:28 am
Chris, if there's owt you're looking for, I'm sure one of more of us could acquire them for you.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Leading Observer on July 12, 2016, 08:53:53 am
Found myself in Stevenage, which is lucky(?) enough to have 2 Home Bargins oulets - picked up the PRXIX from one, leaving one on the shelf and nothing else, the other shop only had 2 Vampires, a Spitvire VB and about a dozen Cromwell tanks. Passing Letchworth on the way home, with nothing better to do on a wet Tuesday afternoon, I returned to the HB store there, but the stock was the same as before, except now only 1 kit wide on the shelf.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 12, 2016, 09:04:26 am
Back from a trawl around three more Home Bargains stores - Blaydon, Gateshead and Wallsend.  Very little to report, other than Blaydon had Bf 109Es.

One more thing - there's no dedicated space on the shelves for them.  Sometimes they're in the sweets, toys, puzzles or stationary. And always check the Star Buys section.  Sunderland and the Galleries have hidden them there.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on July 12, 2016, 12:39:57 pm

One more thing - there's no dedicated space on the shelves for them.  Sometimes they're in the sweets, toys, puzzles or stationary. And always check the Star Buys section.  Sunderland and the Galleries have hidden them there.

Cheers for that: I'm checking the Stockport & Edgeley ones again tomorrow.

All the ones I've seen have had them in the toy section, stacked deep on the very highest shelf and mixed up, so you have to use some other long box to extract the ones from the back. A couple of branches have had them in two separate places amongst the toys though.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 13, 2016, 12:52:21 am
I've noticed that too.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on July 13, 2016, 01:35:15 am
I'm feeling a little deprived on this Home Bargains front !! Nearest store to me is Orpington, 10 miles as the crow flies but about an hour on the train given the way the network in London is constructed. However that would now be nearer 90 mins as the current Southern situation means that under their temporary timetable they have cancelled the Crystal Palace to Beckenham Jct link which gets you onto the Kent line and whence to Bromley and then Orpington. The next ones are situated in the darker reaches of North, East and West London.

Still am I bothered ? Not really  :rolleyes:

Tram to Beckenham Junction and then a train to Orpington from there?

Received today from BNA Model World one huge box containing an only slightly smaller box within which was a Zvezda Petlyakov Pe-8.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 13, 2016, 04:54:04 am
A pair of Airfix Tomahawk gift sets and another two of the Finnish Gladiators from Blaydon Home Bargains.

Brockwell also had a load of Vampires hidden in the Star Buys today.

If anyone spots either the Spitfire mk I/II or Mk IXcs in Home Bargains, you have a ready buyer here for cash monies.

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Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on July 13, 2016, 05:36:43 am
Just been in the Home bargains near me and there were loads of Spitfires, a dauntless a typhoon and a mustang, but no Vampires, the one I would actually buy they don't have.  :angry:
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on July 13, 2016, 05:37:54 am
Just been in the Home bargains near me and there were loads of Spitfires, a dauntless a typhoon and a mustang, but no Vampires, the one I would actually buy they don't have.  :angry:
Chris.
Buy the spits and trade them for Vampires with Lee....................

I raided three local Home bargin stores this morning. And rehomed a total of 13 kits. Wellingborough, Rushden & Kettering.

Wellingborough yeided 3 F-51D's and 3 Vampire T11's
Rusden yeilded 6 Spitfire PR XIX's. (its entire stock of spitfire's). I could have netted 20 or so Vampires but all ready had enought for my needs.
And Kettering yeiled a solitary Vampire T11, the only kit they had in the store!

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 13, 2016, 06:57:39 am
Chris, if there's owt you're looking for, I'm sure one of more of us could acquire them for you.

No, I'm fine thanks Lee  :thumbsup: I'm just slightly amused by the feeding frenzy and also if I'm honest a little worried as for the reasons all these Airfix kits have shown up so cheap ?

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 13, 2016, 07:03:00 am
I'm feeling a little deprived on this Home Bargains front !! Nearest store to me is Orpington, 10 miles as the crow flies but about an hour on the train given the way the network in London is constructed. However that would now be nearer 90 mins as the current Southern situation means that under their temporary timetable they have cancelled the Crystal Palace to Beckenham Jct link which gets you onto the Kent line and whence to Bromley and then Orpington. The next ones are situated in the darker reaches of North, East and West London.

Still am I bothered ? Not really  :rolleyes:

Tram to Beckenham Junction and then a train to Orpington from there?



Except I have to get to Birkbeck to get the tram or go into Croydon to get it and from my place Birkbeck is a 20 min walk, 5 mins bus and then a 15 min walk. If I was really bothered then I would, but in all honesty I'm not. I might have a look and see if there is anything else in Orpington (who's old enough to remember "Orpington Man" ?) and take a trip. Might be a couple of decent pubs but I don't know that part of Kent, indeed any part well at all.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 13, 2016, 07:15:02 am
The guys at Home Bargains HQ must be wondering why their Airfix stocks are shooting off the shelves so fast, especially in the North East.  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 13, 2016, 07:20:41 am
The guys at Home Bargains HQ must be wondering why their Airfix stocks are shooting off the shelves so fast, especially in the North East.  ;D :lol:

Yes, but why have they got such apparently huge stocks ? It's actually a little concerning
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on July 13, 2016, 09:45:45 am
The guys at Home Bargains HQ must be wondering why their Airfix stocks are shooting off the shelves so fast, especially in the North East.  ;D :lol:

Yes, but why have they got such apparently huge stocks ? It's actually a little concerning

I met a guy in one of the Home Bargains stores today who shed a little light on the situation. As you know, Hornby have had a bit of a rough time recently and they've called restructuring experts in. These experts decided that the warehouse stocks were too high and arranged to offload a large quantity to Home bargains as a quick cashflow fix. This is apparently also behind the 1/24th Spitfires that appeared for £20 in Debenhams.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on July 13, 2016, 09:56:32 am
Hit the Home Bargains in Edgeley, Stockport, Droylesden and Gorton again today. Edgeley had stock in for the first time ever, and some of them had the kits in the Star Buys section instead of Toys as previously, as Lee pointed out. I suspect that our predations have been noticed by HBHQ and instructions sent out accordingly... ;D

Anyway, I bought 25 more kits today, then prompty sold 3 of them in the car park to a guy who was trekking round the stores by bus and tram in the rain and couldn't find the ones he wanted in that branch... ;D

My overall totals of sellables/tradeables now stand at:

Tomahawk Starter Set: 1
Dauntless: 4
Fw190 A8/F8: 5
Gladiator: 3
Hurricane: 5
LCVP: 4
Bf 109E-7/trop: 3
Mustang: 3
Red Arrows Hawk: 4
Spitfire Mk.22: 9
Spitfire Mk.9: 3
Spitfire Mk.5: 3
Spitfire PR.19: 11
Typhoon: 1
Vampire T.11: 6

That's not including half-a-dozen I'm keeping for myself.

There are LOADS more PR.19s in one of the local shops and significant numbers of Hurricanes and Spitfire Mk.5s as well.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Chris Payne on July 13, 2016, 02:53:34 pm
Bagged an Airfix 1/72 Spitfire Mk.I/IIa and Gloster Gladiator today.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 13, 2016, 04:21:02 pm
Weaver, I've a buyer for the Hurricanes.  I'll find out how many more he wants over the next few days - I have 7 for him as hostage swaps for the Spitfires he does have.

I've more than enough Spit 19s and 22s now, I'm just interested in mk 9s and mk I/IIs.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on July 13, 2016, 04:52:37 pm
Weaver, I've a buyer for the Hurricanes.  I'll find out how many more he wants over the next few days - I have 7 for him as hostage swaps for the Spitfires he does have.

I've more than enough Spit 19s and 22s now, I'm just interested in mk 9s and mk I/IIs.

Okay, well I have 3 Mk.9s and 5 Hurricanes. How many Typhoons do you have to swap?

I can probably get more Hurricanes: less sure about Spit Mk.9s.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on July 13, 2016, 04:58:31 pm
Woomera Models' 1/48 Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation CA-11 Woomera. 3D-printed goodness that will be a lot of work but a lot of fun!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 13, 2016, 05:17:28 pm
Weaver, I've a buyer for the Hurricanes.  I'll find out how many more he wants over the next few days - I have 7 for him as hostage swaps for the Spitfires he does have.

I've more than enough Spit 19s and 22s now, I'm just interested in mk 9s and mk I/IIs.

Okay, well I have 3 Mk.9s and 5 Hurricanes. How many Typhoons do you have to swap?

I can probably get more Hurricanes: less sure about Spit Mk.9s.

I've 9 Typhoons, one of which is part started and I know I'll need three to replace the Hobbyboss ones I have, so say 6.  Getting more Tiffies isn't difficult either, just a bus/train journey and I know I'll be hitting Blaydon again in a few days and I know that they have some more left on the shelf, ditto Jarrow.

I'll need to speak to me mate to see just how many Hurricanes he's after but will make it clear that it'll be a few months down the line afore he gets them!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on July 13, 2016, 05:39:47 pm
Weaver, I've a buyer for the Hurricanes.  I'll find out how many more he wants over the next few days - I have 7 for him as hostage swaps for the Spitfires he does have.

I've more than enough Spit 19s and 22s now, I'm just interested in mk 9s and mk I/IIs.

Okay, well I have 3 Mk.9s and 5 Hurricanes. How many Typhoons do you have to swap?

I can probably get more Hurricanes: less sure about Spit Mk.9s.

I've 9 Typhoons, one of which is part started and I know I'll need three to replace the Hobbyboss ones I have, so say 6.  Getting more Tiffies isn't difficult either, just a bus/train journey and I know I'll be hitting Blaydon again in a few days and I know that they have some more left on the shelf, ditto Jarrow.

I'll need to speak to me mate to see just how many Hurricanes he's after but will make it clear that it'll be a few months down the line afore he gets them!

Okay, I'll be out & about again Thursday so I'll check other stores for Mk.9s & Mk.1s. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 14, 2016, 06:08:50 am

I met a guy in one of the Home Bargains stores today who shed a little light on the situation. As you know, Hornby have had a bit of a rough time recently and they've called restructuring experts in. These experts decided that the warehouse stocks were too high and arranged to offload a large quantity to Home bargains as a quick cashflow fix. This is apparently also behind the 1/24th Spitfires that appeared for £20 in Debenhams.

Right, that's kind of what I figured although I was harbouring more worrying thoughts and if I'm honest they are still lurking in the recesses of what passes for a mind nowadays  :rolleyes:

If as I suspect Home Bargains have no great history of retailing plastic kits it will be interesting to see how they react. Will they be savvy enough to realise it's the price that's driving the bumper sales ? (I expect so) or will they think selling kits is the next big thing and buy a load more stuff to sell, I doubt it very much, but interesting anyway  ;D.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Captain Canada on July 14, 2016, 06:17:14 am
You guys are making out like bandits ! How cheap are the kits ? I had the same thing happen here years ago, a discount chain ( Giant Tiger ) was selling off Hobbycrap kits for 4.99, Arrow, Clunk, Bugsmasher, F-86...I went there almost daily  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on July 14, 2016, 06:41:16 am
Went to the Bolton store today, picked up a pair of Spit F22, a Spit PRXIX, the Typhoon and a Dauntless.

The kits are £2.99 Capn BTW
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Rheged on July 14, 2016, 06:51:00 am
Not quite a stash addition, but I HAVE FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW SUMMER HAT!  The old straw one was rapidly dismantling itself and no longer fit for use in polite society.  You will all appreciate that I'm NOT setting up in competition with our distinguished engineer hat wearer, and  I have no doubt that Kit's summer headgear is much more sartorially appropriate than my new blue floppy cotton hat.  However, since the Rheged pate is much less hairy than of yore, protection from the summer sun (when we get any) is most important.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on July 14, 2016, 08:54:48 am
You guys are making out like bandits ! How cheap are the kits ?

£2:99  each. A reasonable saving on the usual selling prices
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on July 14, 2016, 09:12:07 am
You guys are making out like bandits ! How cheap are the kits ?

£2:99  each. A reasonable saving on the usual selling prices

The RRP on some of these has been up to £9.00 so they're pretty good.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on July 14, 2016, 09:26:53 am
Well I had an early morning dental appointment today (joy...) so having got my donkey out of the house, I decided to have a marathon HB sweep, checking three stores that I'd already visited and four neww ones. I even took my life in my hands and visitied the one in Salford. Not saying Salford's dodgy or anything, but the parking was free because the pay-and-display meters had been nicked last night.....

Anyway, nothing dramatic to report. Some of the stores have started putting the kits in the Crafts section, next to the Stationery, which is worth remembering. Some of the 'new' ones still had Typhoons, so I got 5 Typhoons, 3 Hurricanes, 3 Mustangs and two Tomahawks, bringing my totals to:

Tomahawk Starter Set: 3
Dauntless: 4
Fw190 A8/F8: 5
Gladiator: 3
Hurricane: 10
LCVP: 4
Bf 109E-7/trop: 3
Mustang: 6
Red Arrows Hawk: 4
Spitfire Mk.22: 9
Spitfire Mk.9: 3
Spitfire Mk.5: 3
Spitfire PR.19: 11
Typhoon: 6
Vampire T.11: 6

Lots of Spit Mk.22s, PR.19s and Mk.Vs, but no IXs or I/IIs, I'm afraid. Also, I've got enough Typhoons now so I don't need any more Lee...*




*just kidding  ;)


I think HB are going to end up with an awful lot of European Fountains, LCVPs and sailing ships stuck firmly where they'll never get UV damaged......
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 14, 2016, 11:12:53 am
Not quite a stash addition, but I HAVE FINALLY BOUGHT A NEW SUMMER HAT!  The old straw one was rapidly dismantling itself and no longer fit for use in polite society.  You will all appreciate that I'm NOT setting up in competition with our distinguished engineer hat wearer, and  I have no doubt that Kit's summer headgear is much more sartorially appropriate than my new blue floppy cotton hat.  However, since the Rheged pate is much less hairy than of yore, protection from the summer sun (when we get any) is most important.

Way to go!  :thumbsup: :bow:

Hat Wearers of the World unite.  ;D

The hat in my avatar is what everyone in the family calls my 'Indiana Jones Hat', and at work they called me 'Indiana Spackman' on more than one occasion, but it's only for colder weather. In the summer I wear a straw hat that's called 'The Umpire's Hat' amongst the family, for obvious reasons. Like yours it's getting a bit worn now and I may have to replace it before much longer.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on July 14, 2016, 11:36:21 am
you have a 2nd hat? I thought that battered old thing you  are normaly seen wearing would need major surgary to remove!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 14, 2016, 11:38:36 am
you have a 2nd hat? I thought that battered old thing you  are normaly seen wearing would need major surgary to remove!

 ;D It has a self-ejector system that removes it when I get in my car or go through the front door at home. Most other occasions it remains arc-welded to my head............  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Captain Canada on July 14, 2016, 02:58:42 pm
My Shapeways stuff has arrived ! More pics over on the Shapeways thread and prob on my Illustrious build.

 :bow:

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13659030_10210179073419572_5457715288240490840_n.jpg?oh=e7117dbc235573b0607d6a18472f6961&oe=5825B133)

 :wub:

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on July 14, 2016, 03:11:57 pm
You guys with the Home Bargains kits are killing me. That price equates to NZ$5.53...the normal NZ retail price being NZ$14.99.

I hate you all. :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on July 14, 2016, 03:38:57 pm
You guys with the Home Bargains kits are killing me. That price equates to NZ$5.53...the normal NZ retail price being NZ$14.99.

I hate you all. :banghead:

Price to send approx 6 kits to NZ by Royal Mail Int'l Economy (no tracking) is £13.25. That raises the price per kit to £5.20. Worth doing?

Note that I havn't done detail pack size/weight measurements. If you gave me a list of what you wanted I could work it out precisely.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on July 14, 2016, 09:52:31 pm
Get thee behind me Satan, thou will not tempt me so...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Snowtrooper on July 15, 2016, 12:47:57 am
So Red Arrows Hawk is the only modern-ish jet they have on sale? Good, I won't have to be jealous then. ;D (If they had even other Hawk boxings, well, then I could be a bit...)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on July 15, 2016, 03:05:03 am
So Red Arrows Hawk is the only modern-ish jet they have on sale? Good, I won't have to be jealous then. ;D (If they had even other Hawk boxings, well, then I could be a bit...)

Yes, they're all series 1 or 2, and few modern jets are that small. The only other one is the Vampire T.11.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 15, 2016, 07:04:34 am
Completely forgot that a mates daughter is a teacher in Orpington so a quick chat yesterday (they break up today  :blink:) and after some suitable bribery she today picked up some "toys" for "uncle Chris" before school :thumbsup:

2 Mustangs ; 2 Hurricanes, 2 Typhoons and 2 Vampires.

Not sure they will work out that cheap however as the bribery consists of lunch at a rather nice tratoria in Croydon and she does like her red wine  ;D Still at least I don't feel out of the feeding frenzy  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Rheged on July 15, 2016, 07:14:00 am
Completely forgot that a mates daughter is a teacher in Orpington so a quick chat yesterday (they break up today  :blink:) and after some suitable bribery she today picked up some "toys" for "uncle Chris" before school :thumbsup:

2 Mustangs ; 2 Hurricanes, 2 Typhoons and 2 Vampires.

Not sure they will work out that cheap however as the bribery consists of lunch at a rather nice tratoria in Croydon and she does like her red wine  ;D Still at least I don't feel out of the feeding frenzy  :rolleyes:

.......and as well as the "toys" your get a lunch with a personable young lady!  I'd say that's an each way winner.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 15, 2016, 07:30:38 am
Very true and she is rather attractive  ;D I sometimes feel quite envious of the Grammar School lads she teaches. Yes Kent still has council run Grammars. The other plus is she teaches history which is one of the reasons we are such good mates. She blames me for implanting the bug at a young age  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 15, 2016, 11:54:23 am
Another hit on the Blaydon store after a nightmare bus journey to get there through rush hour traffic.  Although initially I thought they hadn't any new stock in - the kits were the way I left them on wednesday - a last quick check on the gift sets revealed that I'd been right and they DID have the Spitfire mk IXcs.  So, naturally, they got hoovered up, along with another Gladiator.  I also nabbed some cheap bottles of Bulmers Original and the obligatory Smokey Bacon crisps.

Blaydon is turning out to be quite a profitable store.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on July 16, 2016, 11:52:18 am
After slightly depleting my stash of Airfix Spitfires I decided to visit my nearest Home Bargains store which netted me

2 x 1/72 Airfix Spitfire Mk22
1 x 1/72 Airfix Spitfire PRXIX

I didn't bother picking up any more though I did see at least one of each hiding among the other small boxes of Airfix they had in stock.

Lee, if you want me to pick up some Spitfires for you let me know and I will.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 16, 2016, 12:44:33 pm
No need, mate, but I do appreciate the offer.  I think I have enough Airfix 19s to do every one that the Swedish Air Force flew...

I'm really after more IXs as donor kits.  Plus the mk I/II kit for general pre war/early war whiffery.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 16, 2016, 01:32:01 pm
Today has seen a huge boost in numbers of Spitfires:

1 x AZ Spitfire mk VIII RAAF
4 x Eduard Spitfire mk IXc "Profipack"

From today's Home Bargains Airfix Treasure Hunt trawl:
4 x Spitfire Vbs

Hostage swaps as part of the above:
4 x Spitfire PR19s
4 x Spitfire F22

Anyhoo, the HB trawl netted me the following non-Spitfire kits:
1 x Vampire T11
2 x Typhoon Ib (for hostage swaps)
2 x Hurricane I "ragwing" (ditto)
1 x F51 Mustang
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on July 16, 2016, 02:03:31 pm
No need, mate, but I do appreciate the offer.  I think I have enough Airfix 19s to do every one that the Swedish Air Force flew...

I'm really after more IXs as donor kits.  Plus the mk I/II kit for general pre war/early war whiffery.

I will have a look next week and nab a few IX's and I/II's if any are there for you then Lee.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Old Wombat on July 17, 2016, 02:39:32 am
The Wooksta - owns more Spitfires than Supermarine ever built. :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on July 17, 2016, 02:47:06 am
The Wooksta, rumbled:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnjsEwsXgAACpmF.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on July 17, 2016, 02:53:19 am
The Wooksta - owns more Spitfires than Supermarine ever built. :blink:

You have no idea how close to the truth you are ;D ;D ;D
Im one of the very few who have seen his stash first hand.......................It lives up to its reputation ref numbers of Spitfires.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Leading Observer on July 17, 2016, 04:50:34 am
My own trawl of the HB stores in North Hertfordshire has netted 2 Spitfire PRXIX and a Higgins boat from Letchworth [clearing their shelves] and a Spitfire Vb from one of the Stevenage stores, the other having nothing at all. It would seem that HB in my neck of the woods are not re-stocking - I can only summise that all the stock is being sent to the North East due to the phenomenal demand spike up there ;D ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 17, 2016, 04:50:54 am
Martin is about a year out of date.  And it doesn't include the secondary stash in me Mam's loft...

Today has seen lightning strikes in the Teeside area.  Two out of four had nowt, but I did net the following:

2 Spitfire Vbs
1 F51D Mustang

6 Hurricane mk Is, but these are being sold on.

There were still plenty of those sodding fountains, which I suspect that they'll struggle to shift.  I'm tempted with a few for SF dioramas.  One on Mars with Airfix astronauts, perhaps?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 17, 2016, 06:38:05 am

Today has seen lightning strikes in the Teeside area.  



Didn't know you had a passport Lee  ;D Bit south for you, two rivers to cross and that, possibly three ? Cue for a song  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 17, 2016, 06:59:07 am
I know a man with a car who's enjoying the treasure hunt side of it.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Chris Payne on July 17, 2016, 08:27:13 am
A couple more today from another Home Bargains raid.

Airfix 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf109E-7/Trop x2
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 17, 2016, 04:44:21 pm
Didn't think you were into Luftwaffe?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on July 18, 2016, 03:28:03 am
Just arrived after a 2 month wait, and direct form Model collect, 1/72nd scale SMERCH multiple rocket launcher. Very nice detailed kit with no flash or obvious problems. Looking forward to adding this to my Cartel armour, as it is a formidable piece of kit.
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 18, 2016, 04:44:06 am
The final trawl of Home Bargains on a lovely sunny morning for a drive.

Hit the Boro and came away with a trio of Hurricanes for me mate Vince.  Over the water to beard Hangus the Monkey in his lair and came away with several PRXIXs and a few F22s.  We passed Seaham on the way back, so that got hit again, yielding a PRXIX and a F22.

Then the motherlode.  The Galleries.  Twice before, it's been a waste of time.  Not today.  Gladiators of both silver and Finnish varieties were on the shelf.  How many mkIXcs?  Four, so nabbed them plus another Gladiator for Vince.  Asked one of the staff if they had any more in.  Yep, they had four more.  Kits?  No. 4 CASES from Hornby.  Spitfires?  Yes.  MkIXs?  Definitely, plus 109Es and more Gladiators.  Feeling somewhat smug and very overloaded, I headed for the checkout.  Very happy with what I'd acquired and even more satisfied with knowing that there's no more trawling round the North East.

Modellers in the North East can now go about their treasure hunt knowing that I've retired.  I have more than enough Airfix Spitfires to keep me and The Plan busy for several years...

Mind, I'd still like a few of the fountains.  I've some SF dioramas in mind.  I just need some Airfix Astronauts and some Federated Security - I already have some Daleks.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: JayBee on July 18, 2016, 04:53:59 am
Yeh, I reckon the sales spike in the NE of England has caused the entire stock to be sent there.
I tried the Irvine branch again, yesterday, not a thing, not even a fountain.
Sigh!

 :angry:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on July 18, 2016, 07:24:40 am
Had what I think will be the final raid on Edgeley and Stockport branches this morning. Stockport only had mixed remnants, but Edgeley had restocked big time, including the first Spit Mk.I/IIs I've seen in this area (never seen a Finnish Gladiator in this area either: just the silver/Irish one).

Totals now stand at:

Spitfire Mk.22: 9
Spitfire Mk.IXc: 7
Spitfire Mk.Vb: 6
Spitfire Mk.I/IIa: 6
Spitfire PR.19: 11

Tomahawk Starter Set: 3
Dauntless: 4
Fw190 A8/F8: 5
Gladiator: 6
Hurricane: 10
LCVP: 4
Bf 109E-7/trop: 3
Mustang: 6
Red Arrows Hawk: 4
Typhoon: 6
Vampire T.11: 6

Any/all available for swaps/trades with any poor souls who don't live near a Home Bargains. ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 18, 2016, 07:47:26 am
The previous deal for Typhoons - can we make it a trade for Spitfire mk I/IIas? Haven't seen them yet in this area - and I've been a fair way south too - and rather than pay £9 for the mk Va when it comes out for the priviledge of a new decal sheet, I'd rather buy three of the older kit.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nick on July 18, 2016, 10:04:47 am
Are you sure you didn't get down to Essex...?  :-\

My local Home Bargains only had lots of Cromwell IV tanks, a Mustang, a pair of LCVP and some Vampires. No Spitfires to be seen!  :rolleyes:

I walked away with one Vampire kit.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on July 18, 2016, 10:44:33 am
Spitfire wise, my local home bargains had a load of Mk 22's in, none of the other marks though.
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on July 18, 2016, 10:48:46 am
Retrieved from the Postal sorting office this evening an ebay win consisting of

1 x 1/72 Dragon Arado Ar234P

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 18, 2016, 01:30:57 pm
I've been no further south than Boro.  There was talk of Redcar, but that may be shelved.

Tonight, got another two Airfix Spitfires from HB, via one of our club members.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Chris Payne on July 18, 2016, 02:02:24 pm
Didn't think you were into Luftwaffe?

I do build the occasional WWII stuff. I recently built the Airfix Dauntless. Helps to do a change of subject every now and again.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on July 18, 2016, 03:30:11 pm
Takom Chieftain MK V in 1/35th

Now got the II, V and XI Chieftain kits for a nice coverage of the Chieftain in British Service, already got a Centurion and a Conqueror, but may get the Challengers and Chieftain X to complete the set
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 18, 2016, 03:35:44 pm
That Airfix fountain has been giving me ideas, so much so, I've just bought a set of these:

http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/product/federated-security-1/

Storming round the fountain en route to rescue the Supreme Empress during the failed coup d'etat on Residence One.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5hY1-AK29E
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on July 18, 2016, 04:58:40 pm
The previous deal for Typhoons - can we make it a trade for Spitfire mk I/IIas? Haven't seen them yet in this area - and I've been a fair way south too - and rather than pay £9 for the mk Va when it comes out for the priviledge of a new decal sheet, I'd rather buy three of the older kit.

Okay, so just to be clear, you want to trade 6 Typhoons for 6 Spitfire Mk.I/IIs, yes?

It's possible that I might be able to get more Mk.I/IIs: they're new into this area and more stores might get them.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on July 19, 2016, 03:41:11 am
From the people who run the AMW subscriptions I received today a free Airfix Wildcat.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 19, 2016, 06:27:37 am
From the people who run the AMW subscriptions I received today a free Airfix Wildcat.


Nice kit but if I was you I would assemble and fit the undercarriage and cockpit as separate units rather one as shown. It will go together as one but is a pain. Not quite so painful as two separate sub units. At least it was for my ham fistedness. Interested to see how you handle it.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 19, 2016, 06:32:34 am
There was talk of Redcar, but that may be shelved.



Having had to visit Redcar on numerous occasions whilst working I'd definitely shelve it. It was a strange, sad place even when the steelworks was fully open, by the end of my service it had gone downhill a lot and what it must be like now I have no idea.

The sad thing is I had a brochure from the then Industry Secretary back in the 70's in my office which proclaimed "Redcar the new Rhur" ! If only the plans had been followed through, but sadly they succumbed to regional and political rivalries  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on July 19, 2016, 09:44:24 pm
A pack of goodies arrived today from Red Roo:

1/72 RAAF Tiger Moth decals
1/72 Wirraway decals
1/72 Mustang warbird VH-AUB decals (lovely!...except I ordered the 1/48 ones...)
1/48 DHA cuffless Mustang prop blades
1/48 CAC Mustang seat x2 (I'll have a spare if anyone needs it)
1/48 CAC Mustang wheels
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on July 20, 2016, 03:18:23 am
From the people who run the AMW subscriptions I received today a free Airfix Wildcat.


Nice kit but if I was you I would assemble and fit the undercarriage and cockpit as separate units rather one as shown. It will go together as one but is a pain. Not quite so painful as two separate sub units. At least it was for my ham fistedness. Interested to see how you handle it.

I was thinking single float amphibian.  But thanks for the tip as I am quite likely to change my mind.


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 20, 2016, 05:05:50 am
Got hands on a cheap Heller 1:72 LTV A-7E/H - potential kitbashing victim, for the greater good.  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 20, 2016, 05:50:09 am
A few more bits and bobs from the Great Home Bargains Airfix Treasure HuntTM:

1 x Spitfire Vb
3 x Spitfire mk IXc
5 x Hurricane I 'ragwing'
1 x European fountain
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 20, 2016, 06:22:44 am
RS Models 1/72 Miles Magister. Whilst looking for something else I found two resin mustard gas dispensers I forgot I had. Original plan was for a Defiant but have decided a converted trainer is better, plus the Defiant is joining the Polish A.F.  ;D I got the "Invasion Scare" armed boxing and she may get a couple of small bombs as well as the dispensers for her most likely one run along the beach. I suppose technically they wouldn't have been suicide missions but they would have been darned close.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on July 20, 2016, 08:51:55 am
Today arrived my order from ModelsUa, all Amodel kits and 1/72nd scale. I know glutton for punishment and all that  :banghead: Yak 32 Mantis, single seat version of the trainer, will be a light attack aircraft, although it can carry quite an impressive offensive load out. Yak 25RV Mandrake, will also belong to the Cartel, and could well be their only reconnaissance bird, or an inflight refueling aircraft. KH-35X and Y anti ship missiles, I will try to clone these or make a similar to version of. These come with a display stand and a trolley, so you never know, I might just make a Dio at some stage, but don't hold your breath  :rolleyes:
Chris.   
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Leading Observer on July 20, 2016, 10:22:49 am
Today arrived my order from ModelsUa, all Amodel kits and 1/72nd scale. I know glutton for punishment and all that  :banghead: Yak 32 Mantis, single seat version of the trainer, will be a light attack aircraft, although it can carry quite an impressive offensive load out. Yak 25RV Mandrake, will also belong to the Cartel, and could well be their only reconnaissance bird, or an inflight refueling aircraft. KH-35X and Y anti ship missiles, I will try to clone these or make a similar to version of. These come with a display stand and a trolley, so you never know, I might just make a Dio at some stage, but don't hold your breath  :rolleyes:
Chris.   

Someone on here will tell you the Mandrake will need longer wings  ;) ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on July 20, 2016, 11:03:58 am
Today arrived my order from ModelsUa, all Amodel kits and 1/72nd scale. I know glutton for punishment and all that  :banghead: Yak 32 Mantis, single seat version of the trainer, will be a light attack aircraft, although it can carry quite an impressive offensive load out. Yak 25RV Mandrake, will also belong to the Cartel, and could well be their only reconnaissance bird, or an inflight refueling aircraft. KH-35X and Y anti ship missiles, I will try to clone these or make a similar to version of. These come with a display stand and a trolley, so you never know, I might just make a Dio at some stage, but don't hold your breath  :rolleyes:
Chris.   

Someone on here will tell you the Mandrake will need longer wings  ;) ;D
I think I might know who you mean too  ;)
Chris
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Chris Payne on July 20, 2016, 11:33:01 am
Picked up a couple more on my travels today.

Another Airfix 1/72 Spitfire F.22 & Typhoon Ib.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on July 20, 2016, 01:02:41 pm
BNA Modelworld arrivals from Tuesday which I didn't open until in the McDonald's drive-thru last night (thanks to busy days at work leading to a tired boy):

Ozmods 1/48 P&W R-1830s for the Woomera
ICM 1/48 P-51K
Tamiya 1/48 F-51D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 20, 2016, 01:25:34 pm
A trip over to Jarrow as part of the Great Home Bargains Airfix Treasure HuntTM yielded another few Spitfire mk IXcs and the first mk I/IIas I've seen in the North East.  

Hopefully more of the mk I/IIa to follow - Airfix have deleted it AFAIK and re-releasing it as a IIa/Va with new box art and decals.  I'm not payin 9 notes for the privilege of new decals and box art when I can snap them up for 3 quid.  Okay, I may succumb to one or two, but for that, I could have half a dozen of the cheap HB ones!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 20, 2016, 01:26:14 pm
The previous deal for Typhoons - can we make it a trade for Spitfire mk I/IIas? Haven't seen them yet in this area - and I've been a fair way south too - and rather than pay £9 for the mk Va when it comes out for the priviledge of a new decal sheet, I'd rather buy three of the older kit.

Okay, so just to be clear, you want to trade 6 Typhoons for 6 Spitfire Mk.I/IIs, yes?

It's possible that I might be able to get more Mk.I/IIs: they're new into this area and more stores might get them.

I actually have 8 Typhoons for grabs.  Went through the numbers earlier.

The fountain mentioned upthread is to go with these fellas:

(http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Federated-Security-heads.jpg)

Just need to find my box of old Games Workshop Daleks.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on July 20, 2016, 02:12:56 pm
The previous deal for Typhoons - can we make it a trade for Spitfire mk I/IIas? Haven't seen them yet in this area - and I've been a fair way south too - and rather than pay £9 for the mk Va when it comes out for the priviledge of a new decal sheet, I'd rather buy three of the older kit.

Okay, so just to be clear, you want to trade 6 Typhoons for 6 Spitfire Mk.I/IIs, yes?

It's possible that I might be able to get more Mk.I/IIs: they're new into this area and more stores might get them.

I actually have 8 Typhoons for grabs.  Went through the numbers earlier.


Do you want me to try to find two more Mk.I/IIs or do you want to pick two other Spits of a different mark?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 20, 2016, 02:23:45 pm
More mk I/IIs pls.  I've enough of t'others at the minute.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on July 20, 2016, 04:12:32 pm
More mk I/IIs pls.  I've enough of t'others at the minute.

I'm out in the car tomorrow morning so I'll have another look.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 21, 2016, 07:06:52 am
A cobra strike on Blaydon HB revealed a small restocking, so nabbed:

2 x P40 gift sets (1 being sold on)
5 x Spitfire mk IXcs
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: JayBee on July 21, 2016, 08:35:20 am
More mk I/IIs pls.  I've enough of t'others at the minute.

Now that is a comment I never expected to hear !

Jim
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 21, 2016, 08:57:09 am
I never expected to have to use it, but thanks to the Great Home Bargains Airfix Treasure HuntTM, here we are.

For all the jollity now, this is going to bite someone later on, be it Airfix themselves (the mk I/IIa kit is deleted and about to be rereleased as a IIa/Va - are you going to fork out nother 6 quid for the benefit of a new decal sheet?) or the second hand dealers, with their stock twice the price that Home Bargains is charging for new?  And that hits the modeller wanting to clear his stash too, because HB have effectively undercut him.  As much as I love cheap Spits, I can't see me forking out more than £3 for any almost Airfix 72nd Spitfire* now, and even if they are that price, I'll think twice because I have a full stash.



*The Cartograph marked Desert 9s are still prized, largely for the spare canopy.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 21, 2016, 10:33:17 am
There was talk of Redcar, but that may be shelved.



Having had to visit Redcar on numerous occasions whilst working I'd definitely shelve it. It was a strange, sad place even when the steelworks was fully open, by the end of my service it had gone downhill a lot and what it must be like now I have no idea.

The sad thing is I had a brochure from the then Industry Secretary back in the 70's in my office which proclaimed "Redcar the new Rhur" ! If only the plans had been followed through, but sadly they succumbed to regional and political rivalries  :banghead:

I went yesterday.  What a trek through a dismal post industrial landscape.  Very depressing.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on July 21, 2016, 10:34:46 am
You do know Home Bargains are clearing those stock lines for Airfix, its not a stock reduction its removing those boxing's completely they no longer appear on the Airfix webstore !
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 21, 2016, 10:45:47 am
In which case, they're shooting themselves in the foot - there's stuff in Home Bargains that's being cleared that Hannants can't order from Airfix and I'm sure Hornby would be getting more from Dave H than they got from Home Bargains.  If they left it on the webstore, they'd be getting the full lot from the buyer, not the tuppence ha'penny that they'll be getting from Home Bargains.  No wonder Hornby are in the mire with their 'experts' advising them.

Like I said earlier, it's going to bite someone somewhere. And Airfix are the first to be bitten themselves.  Here's some examples and please bear in mind these are just Spitfires, my primary interest:

http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/supermarine-spitfire-mki-mkiia-1-72.html?___store=airfix

£7.99.  I bought four yesterday for £3 each.  That's £20 Airfix have just lost.

http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/supermarine-spitfire-mkixc-1-72.html?___store=airfix

£8.99?  I'm saving £6 a kit here and how many am I normally buying?  Now, tell me why myself and others will be buying at full price.

The Red Arrows in HB are this year's colours too.  Not only are they loosing out on custom but they're having to pay a licencing fee too.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on July 21, 2016, 03:10:58 pm
It's all about cash flow. Sometimes generating £1m in one hit now by dumping the stock is better than generating £2m over the next few years as you sell the stock in dribs and drabs.

Also, it's only hitting stash clearances and 2nd hand traders while the sale is a) ongoing and b) remembered. In 12 month's time, most casual buyers will have forgotten what was in the HB sale and what wasn't and since the sale is ended they won't have the option of getting one for £3 anyway, so they'll be open to paying £5 for one at a show or £7 for one on Ebay if the kits looks like it's objectively worth it.

Anyway, I have two bits of bad news Lee:

1. None of the local HB shops have restocked and they have no more Mk.I/IIs. It'll be next week before I try again.

2. The figures I've been posting for what I've got are wrong. I think I've added a batch twice somewhere: sorry. The actual, counting-the-boxes figures are:

Spitfire Mk.22: 9
Spitfire Mk.IXc: 7
Spitfire Mk.Vb: 6
Spitfire Mk.I/IIa: 4
Spitfire PR.19: 11

Tomahawk Starter Set: 3
Dauntless: 4
Fw190 A8/F8: 5
Gladiator: 6
Hurricane: 8
LCVP: 4
Bf 109E-7/trop: 3
Mustang: 6
Red Arrows Hawk: 4
Typhoon: 6
Vampire T.11: 6
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 21, 2016, 03:27:46 pm
Not necessarily bad news.  Just means I'll not be getting a mountain at Telford.  If you can get them, great.  If not, well, I'm no worse off than I was yesterday.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Chris Payne on July 22, 2016, 12:13:54 pm
Been bad again.

Another Airfix 1/72 Gloster Gladiator from Home Bargains.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 22, 2016, 12:59:50 pm
1 kit isn't being bad - £3 barely covers the price of a pint these days.  No, being bad would be, say, half a dozen Spitfires and a similar number of Hurricanes.

 :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Chris Payne on July 22, 2016, 01:03:21 pm
1 kit isn't being bad - £3 barely covers the price of a pint these days.  No, being bad would be, say, half a dozen Spitfires and a similar number of Hurricanes.

 :mellow:

It is kinda bad when I have had around 20 kits from Home bargains in around 3 weeks. ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 22, 2016, 01:37:16 pm
No. You're not being bad.  Trust me on this.  You didn't see the amount I've been trying to stash away...  :wacko:

I'd say you're merely being financially prudent.  £3 a kit v £9 rrp?  No brainer.  And if you sell them on a few months down the line for say £4 apiece - still a bargain price for a buyer - then you've made a modest return on your investment.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Chris Payne on July 23, 2016, 05:11:10 am
Think I am ready to call it a day for the time being where the Home Bargains kits are concerned.

4 more today.

Airfix 1/72 Spitfire Mk.IXc x2
Airfix 1/72 Gloster J-8A/ Gladiator Mk.II x2

The recent Home Bargains lot all in one place looks something like this......
(http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u589/falcon3-photos/13833437_1021206667957963_1919343306_o_zpsplplhx29.jpg) (http://s1323.photobucket.com/user/falcon3-photos/media/13833437_1021206667957963_1919343306_o_zpsplplhx29.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 23, 2016, 05:44:19 am
1 kit isn't being bad - £3 barely covers the price of a pint these days. 

It doesn't around here. Even the British Legion is £3.10 for the bitter and my local real ale pub (great beer, food and barmaids  :wub:) had a guest beer in last weekend that was £4.10 as opposed to his standard £3.80. Note he does normally carry about 12 beers (bitter, mild and stouts) and 5/6 ciders.

And yes I did have the £4.10 special. Any good ? Not bitter or hoppy enough for me. Very mild and very, very smooth. Excellent woman's pint I would say and I don't mean that disparagingly. It would suit a female palate and maybe that's what it was brewed for.

Anyway kit wise ? Picked up the Home Bargains stuff that was being held for me (in exchange for pizza and vino) and also picked up another Airfix Defiant.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on July 23, 2016, 08:38:19 am
just got back from a shopping day with the missus in the Netherlands  :mellow:
brought home a modest addition:

2 x Revell 1/144 F-5E Tiger II
1 x Revell 1/72 Focke Wulf "Flitzer"
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on July 23, 2016, 10:42:30 am
Several additions to the stash over the last couple of days.
Yesterday I picked up from the Post Office an ebay win of
1 x 1/72 Heller Heinkel He 112 B0/B1

Today I picked up from the girlfriends
1 x 1/72 Airfix Lancaster BI(F.E.)/III from Bungel's stash sale which will be used for the Avro York conversion I have and a Manchester conversion I intend to get.

Also today I performed a raid on my local Home Bargains store which netted the following

1 x Gloster Gladiator Mk1
1 x Curtis Tomahawk IIB for TSrJoe
4 x Spitfire Mk.IXc two of which are for Lee if he wants them.

I also saw a further two on the shelves which I can pop in and get if you want Lee?

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 23, 2016, 11:14:27 am
Alistair, that's a kind offer, but I'm doing my last trawl of HB tomorrow in the Durham area, so I'll let you know later.

The Gladiator to get is the Swedish Finnish one with the skiis.  Gives you a 3 blade prop so you have more options.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on July 23, 2016, 12:06:46 pm
Alistair, that's a kind offer, but I'm doing my last trawl of HB tomorrow in the Durham area, so I'll let you know later.

The Gladiator to get is the Swedish Finnish one with the skiis.  Gives you a 3 blade prop so you have more options.

Not a problem Lee. I already have the Swedish Gladiator and wanted an early one as well and that those prices why not?

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on July 24, 2016, 01:26:22 am
last night a new order was placed for:

-revell 1/144 Mig-29A
-revell 1/144 Boeing 727-100 (to be a Belgian AF -29Q version)
-revell 1/144 Su-27 Flanker (i know its horrible, but its for testing purposes)
-revell 1/144 Airbus A350-900 (to become a WHIF Citybird version)
-Trumpeter 1/144 F-22A Raptor (to become an F-22B Strike Raptor)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on July 24, 2016, 03:16:52 am
1/72 Revell Level 5 Avro Shackleton AEW.2 04920
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Leading Observer on July 24, 2016, 05:26:44 am
A quick trip round my 3 local Home Bargins store resulted in absolutely zilch - none of the stores have restocked anything since last Tuesday :angry:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 24, 2016, 09:14:11 am
Won a cheap 1:72 Mi-28 from Dragon on ev!lbay, w/o box but that's secondary.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 25, 2016, 05:28:52 pm
Took delivery of 7 Airfix Spitfires - various marks - in return for Airfix Hurricane mk Is as part of the Great Home Bargains Airfix Treasure HuntTM.

Thanks to Home Bargains, I now have more Spitfires than I can shake a stick at.  I doubt I'll have to buy any more Airfix ones for at least 3 years, even at my somewhat prodigious build rate...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 25, 2016, 05:34:06 pm
A quick trip round my 3 local Home Bargins store resulted in absolutely zilch - none of the stores have restocked anything since last Tuesday :angry:

You're just not trying hard enough.  Try further afield, use the store locator:
http://storelocator.homebargains.co.uk/

I've covered much of the north east - from Redcar up to Cramlington and everything in between.  Except Consett.  That's off limits.  Local shops for local people.  The hills have eyes around there...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on July 25, 2016, 09:59:33 pm
Took delivery of 7 Airfix Spitfires - various marks - in return for Airfix Hurricane mk Is as part of the Great Home Bargains Airfix Treasure HuntTM.

Thanks to Home Bargains, I now have more Spitfires than I can shake a stick at.  I doubt I'll have to buy any more Airfix ones for at least 3 years, even at my somewhat prodigious build rate...

Do you still need more Mk.I/IIs?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on July 26, 2016, 12:01:26 am

Thanks to Home Bargains, I now have more Spitfires than I can shake a stick at.  I doubt I'll have to buy any more Airfix ones for at least 3 years, even at my somewhat prodigious build rate...

Pull the other one - You had that many Spitfires before the Home Bargains clearance sale !!!!!  ;D, They just gave you a good reason to really over stock instead  :wacko:

The frightening factor however is with the hundreds of Spitfires you have in stock you probably have build ideas for ALL of them (or a combination of multiple kits in some cases ! )  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on July 26, 2016, 12:21:07 am
Picked up the Xtraparts two seat F-102B conversion set for the Hasegawa kit from Hannants (yes I know we have a new tooling due out this next year ) but it could be interesting whiff fodder with the old Hasegawa kit

Also on route from Shapeways are:-

1/700 RN Phantom FG1 (7 out of 8 folded)
1/700 RN Buccaneers (folded)
1/700 RAF Buccaneers (needed these for non folded versions
1/700 Gannet ASW & AEW (folded and unfolded)

These are for either refreshing the CVA01 air group or a possible conversion of the Fujimi Ark Royal to its Phantomisation configuration (Now that's a conversion set I would like to see done by 3D printing)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Bungle on July 26, 2016, 03:28:11 am
Been very remiss in not broadcasting my recent purchases but hopefully this will make up for lost time.

'We' (SWMBO and myself) recently got a little inheritance which 'we' have decided to spend on gutting the bathroom and putting a walk-in shower etc etc. 'We' have also decided to call in the professionals as I still haven't finished the kitchen I started two (three?) years ago.

Anyway there's money left over with the generous budget so 'we' decided to split the difference and spend it on ourselves. She surprisingly decided to buy more Swarovski Crystal rather than adding to the huge collection of shoes, me I was boring I bought models !

All 1/72 scale

Grumman JRF-5 Goose         AZ Models   Ebay
de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2      Cyber Hobby   Ebay   
Hawker Hartbeeste            Kora      On-line Shop
EFW C-3603 SCHLEPP         Kora      On-line Shop
Blackburn Ripon mk.II         Kora      On-line Shop
Saab B-18A                    Kora      On-line Shop
Yakolev YAK-54           AModel      On-line Shop
Folland Gnat F Mk.I               Special Hobby   On-line Shop
Hawker Hunter T.8M        ProResin      On-line Shop
Commonwealth CA-25 Winjeel  Cmr      On-line Shop      
De Havilland DH 104 Dove     Vami      On-line Shop  (£8 !)
Blackburn Botha Mk.I        PH Models   On-line Shop
Beechcraft T-34C Turbo Mentor Sky-High      On-line Shop
Beriev Be-12 Chayka       Modelsvit      HobbyTerra
Douglas AD-5W Skyraider    Skale Wings   HobbyTerra
Henschel HS 123 B-1       Avis              HobbyTerra
Hunting Provost          S&M Models   KingKit   
BAC Jet Provost T.MK.5       Sword      KingKit
Douglas Skyray          Airfix      KingKit
Pilatus PC-21                  MPK              Ebay.de  (a Swiss manufacturer I've not come across before)
Saab 105                    Marivox      Ebay.de
Tai Hurkus-A                 Tanmodel      Ebay.de  (New Turkish manufacturer)
North American F-86K              Special Hobby   Ebay
Hawker Typhoon IB(new tool)   Airfix              Ebay
Vickers Vildebeest Mk. IV      Special Hobby   Ebay
Fairey Barracuda Mk.III      Special Hobby   Ebay
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on July 26, 2016, 03:44:25 am

Thanks to Home Bargains, I now have more Spitfires than I can shake a stick at.  I doubt I'll have to buy any more Airfix ones for at least 3 years, even at my somewhat prodigious build rate...

Pull the other one - You had that many Spitfires before the Home Bargains clearance sale !!!!!  ;D, They just gave you a good reason to really over stock instead  :wacko:

The frightening factor however is with the hundreds of Spitfires you have in stock you probably have build ideas for ALL of them (or a combination of multiple kits in some cases ! )  ;)

True. 'More Spitfires that Lee can shake a stick at' is like one of those discussions about which infinity is bigger than some other infinity...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Leading Observer on July 26, 2016, 06:16:38 am
Bungle - I read through your list and I had to look up the TAI Harkus-A, as I'd never heard of it. New Turkish  trainer. What are your plans for it?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 26, 2016, 07:03:23 am
  Except Consett. 

Another place decimated when the steel works shut down  :angry: Used to be a reasonable place when I used to visit while it was open.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 26, 2016, 07:06:28 am
Been very remiss in not broadcasting my recent purchases but hopefully this will make up for lost time.

'We' (SWMBO and myself) recently got a little inheritance which 'we' have decided to spend on gutting the bathroom and putting a walk-in shower etc etc. 'We' have also decided to call in the professionals as I still haven't finished the kitchen I started two (three?) years ago.

Anyway there's money left over with the generous budget so 'we' decided to split the difference and spend it on ourselves. She surprisingly decided to buy more Swarovski Crystal rather than adding to the huge collection of shoes, me I was boring I bought models !

All 1/72 scale



Some nice stuff in the list mate  :thumbsup: Should keep you going for a while  :mellow:

Re the shoes. There's an upscale apartment for sale in London which has a special room designed to hold a minimum of 500 pairs of shoes  :o If you fancy it, it's being sold by Harrods estate agency  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 26, 2016, 07:23:54 am

Re the shoes. There's an upscale apartment for sale in London which has a special room designed to hold a minimum of 500 pairs of shoes  :o If you fancy it, it's being sold by Harrods estate agency  ;D


Only 500? Nowhere near large enough if she's like many women I know of................  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Bungle on July 26, 2016, 07:25:37 am
Bungle - I read through your list and I had to look up the TAI Harkus-A, as I'd never heard of it. New Turkish  trainer. What are your plans for it?

No idea at present. Just saw it and grabbed it. I'm buying a lot of two seater 'trainers' at the moment so I think I'll probably do a real world trainer fest. Must admit I did a double take, didn't know Turkeys could fly !
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Bungle on July 26, 2016, 07:28:16 am

Re the shoes. There's an upscale apartment for sale in London which has a special room designed to hold a minimum of 500 pairs of shoes  :o If you fancy it, it's being sold by Harrods estate agency  ;D


Only 500? Nowhere near large enough if she's like many women I know of................  ;)

Probably cater for her leisure wear, formal and work wear would probably take up the rest of the apartment and then there's the sandles and not forgetting the boots she uses on me when the Credit Card statement arrives.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Knightflyer on July 26, 2016, 10:57:12 am
Well after following all the discussion on here I have now managed to hit one of my local Home Bargain stores

On the shelves - Spitfires 19s, Spitfire 22s, Typhoons 1bs , Dauntlesses and starter kit FW 190s

Left the store with 2 x 19s, 2 x 22s and 2 x Typhoons - I'll definitely be disposing of old Airfix Typhoons and MPM Mk19s

Thought - if a Wooksta is declared the SI unit for a large but finite number of Spitfire kits, do the rest of us have nano, micro or possibly milliWookstas of Spitfire kits in our collections?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 26, 2016, 12:14:10 pm

Thought - if a Wooksta is declared the SI unit for a large but finite number of Spitfire kits, do the rest of us have nano, micro or possibly milliWookstas of Spitfire kits in our collections?


Nah, we're all down in the pico-Wookstas range, maybe even femto-Wookstas!  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Green Dragon on July 26, 2016, 12:21:58 pm
Bungle - I read through your list and I had to look up the TAI Harkus-A, as I'd never heard of it. New Turkish  trainer. What are your plans for it?

No idea at present. Just saw it and grabbed it. I'm buying a lot of two seater 'trainers' at the moment so I think I'll probably do a real world trainer fest. Must admit I did a double take, didn't know Turkeys could fly !

When you get hold of the Hurkas could you tell us what the quality is like? They are currently working on the CAD for a 1/72nd Buccaneer. Their 1/48th RF-84 looks great in photos. Only kit I have of theirs is the 1/48th F-5A that was never a fully finished tool but was released by Tiger Hobbies which is kinda clunky!

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Leading Observer on July 26, 2016, 12:34:38 pm

 not forgetting the boots she uses on me when the Credit Card statement arrives.

Don't get me started on the boots :wacko: :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on July 26, 2016, 02:55:56 pm
Hit the Home Bargains in Edgeley, Stockport, Droylesden, Clayton and Ashton today. Not very rich pickings: only one had resupplied, and that looked like a 'scraping the bottom of the barrel' job not a big box of nice, shiney kits. it did give me a chance to pick up four Ki-46 Dinahs, which I missed the frist time around, though.

No Spit Mk.I/IIs I'm afraid Lee. I might get out tomorrow, but Thursday is more likely. I'll try the two stores in Oldham which I havn't been to at all yet (hate Oldham, driving-wise).Whether I'll get a chance to do any others I don't know.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 26, 2016, 03:36:00 pm
I'll definitely be disposing of old Airfix Typhoons and MPM Mk19s

Depending on which MPM 19 it is, you may be better off keeping it.  If it's the boxed one, their original, off to ebay with it but don't expect to get much. 

If it's their second, the bagged one that went in the Airfix BBMF Millenium set, hang onto it.  It's retooled using the Fujimi 14/19 as a basis for the fuselage with their own PRXI wing sprue.  A nice kit to build in it's own right and IMO as good as the Airfix kit, although the vac canopies have usually yellowed by now.

Weaver, if you can't find any more, don't worry about it.  I'm just being greedy.

Nice to know my stash is provoking some physics debate.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 26, 2016, 03:40:29 pm

Nice to know my stash is provoking some physics debate.


Probably in places far removed from here too. It's almost a physical entity in its own right.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Bungle on July 26, 2016, 03:55:19 pm

When you get hold of the Hurkas could you tell us what the quality is like? They are currently working on the CAD for a 1/72nd Buccaneer. Their 1/48th RF-84 looks great in photos. Only kit I have of theirs is the 1/48th F-5A that was never a fully finished tool but was released by Tiger Hobbies which is kinda clunky!

Paul Harrison

Didn't know they produced any other kits - never heard of them 'til I saw this kit on the German ebay site.  The kit looks good - not Airfix / Hasegawa standard but as good as some of the modern Czech kits. Nice detail - excellent multi-coloured instructions. Has a single piece canopy,  the only thing that doesn't look right is the five blade prop looks on the small side.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 26, 2016, 04:20:52 pm

Nice to know my stash is provoking some physics debate.


Probably in places far removed from here too. It's almost a physical entity in its own right.  ;D ;)

I did post some photos last year, albeit out of date ones from 2014, but the links seem to be down. Here they are again:

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/11391518_1645127529036710_4612272178157176651_n.jpg?oh=421c3be9f834e0f708bbbc6f6b9d9e51&oe=582E1DC7)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21684_1645127495703380_5242591516253813347_n.jpg?oh=6ba17927cbe0ef272b33dc62639c0586&oe=5823840F)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/11246853_1645127492370047_1749155856028309334_n.jpg?oh=5d558211957f518fb92ec88206651702&oe=582AE786)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/11329782_1645127475703382_7746050096298925998_n.jpg?oh=ea4438197a3556b78f52859a970b210e&oe=581944D7)

Note that several boxes on the shelves are not Spitfires but do in fact contain them.  The shelf below the "Grand Slam Lancaster VI" does not contain any Spitfires.  There's a pair of DB7s though.


Actually, I don't have any build plans for the bulk of the Spitfires.  The CMR and Eduard kits will be used for real ones at some distant point in the future whereas the Airfix ones being cheap and replaceable are used for The Plan.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 26, 2016, 11:26:44 pm
Looks familiar, except for a bigger variety among the biotope inhabitants.  ;D
Seems to be a highly dedicated reservation zone.  ;)

As a side note: a 1:72 Revell Ar 240 night fighter for only EUR 4,- from ev!lbay joins my pile/stash/heap.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on July 27, 2016, 08:55:09 am
last night a new order was placed for:

-revell 1/144 Mig-29A
-revell 1/144 Boeing 727-100 (to be a Belgian AF -29Q version)
-revell 1/144 Su-27 Flanker (i know its horrible, but its for testing purposes)
-revell 1/144 Airbus A350-900 (to become a WHIF Citybird version)
-Trumpeter 1/144 F-22A Raptor (to become an F-22B Strike Raptor)

arrived today  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Rheged on July 27, 2016, 09:20:27 am
One of these days Our Geordie friend is going to post a model of one of these Mk1  Spitfires, just to confuse us!



https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=triumph+spitfire&biw=1093&bih=498&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjJqrH8hZTOAhWmD8AKHRdtDpIQsAQIGw

 (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=triumph+spitfire&biw=1093&bih=498&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjJqrH8hZTOAhWmD8AKHRdtDpIQsAQIGw)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on July 27, 2016, 11:16:10 am

Also on route from Shapeways are:-

1/700 RN Phantom FG1 (7 out of 8 folded)
1/700 RN Buccaneers (folded)
1/700 RAF Buccaneers (needed these for non folded versions
1/700 Gannet ASW & AEW (folded and unfolded)

These are for either refreshing the CVA01 air group or a possible conversion of the Fujimi Ark Royal to its Phantomisation configuration (Now that's a conversion set I would like to see done by 3D printing)

Delivered - Quite nice too

Also popped into local Home Bargains to restock on bum fodder and found they had restocked the Airfix kits so got a couple of Vampire T22 and s Higgins LCVP, noted they had the Red Arrows Hawk and the Fountain.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on July 27, 2016, 02:15:01 pm
One of these days Our Geordie friend is going to post a model of one of these Mk1  Spitfires, just to confuse us!



https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=triumph+spitfire&biw=1093&bih=498&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjJqrH8hZTOAhWmD8AKHRdtDpIQsAQIGw

 (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=triumph+spitfire&biw=1093&bih=498&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjJqrH8hZTOAhWmD8AKHRdtDpIQsAQIGw)

He would legitimately be able to do a r/l build of a Spitfire Mk III then  ;D

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Green Dragon on July 27, 2016, 02:23:57 pm

When you get hold of the Hurkas could you tell us what the quality is like? They are currently working on the CAD for a 1/72nd Buccaneer. Their 1/48th RF-84 looks great in photos. Only kit I have of theirs is the 1/48th F-5A that was never a fully finished tool but was released by Tiger Hobbies which is kinda clunky!

Paul Harrison

Didn't know they produced any other kits - never heard of them 'til I saw this kit on the German ebay site.  The kit looks good - not Airfix / Hasegawa standard but as good as some of the modern Czech kits. Nice detail - excellent multi-coloured instructions. Has a single piece canopy,  the only thing that doesn't look right is the five blade prop looks on the small side.

Thanks Bungle, think i'll try their Buccaneer when it gets released! Here's the website. http://www.tanmodel.com/index_en.html
They've been laser scanning a lot of stuff in Turkish museums. The CADs for the 1/32nd F5A/B and F-4E series have been started too.  Most interested in their 1/72nd Bucc & CN-235/295, 1/48th SR71 & Blenheim IV.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 27, 2016, 03:34:04 pm
One of these days Our Geordie friend is going to post a model of one of these Mk1  Spitfires, just to confuse us!



https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=triumph+spitfire&biw=1093&bih=498&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjJqrH8hZTOAhWmD8AKHRdtDpIQsAQIGw

 (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=triumph+spitfire&biw=1093&bih=498&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjJqrH8hZTOAhWmD8AKHRdtDpIQsAQIGw)

I have a part started Lindberg Triumph GT in 25th somewhere - does that count?  I'll be finishing it in PRU Blue...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on July 28, 2016, 04:24:21 pm
Speaking of Lindberg! I just received the 1/48 XFY-1 VTO "Pogo" kit as an early birthday gift to myself (an online retailer gives regular customers a $10 discount code for their birthday).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 28, 2016, 05:14:20 pm
Latest on the Great Home Bargains Airfix Treasure Hunttm on Britmodeller earlier:

Quote from: FalkeEins
only the Comet in my local HB. Fired off a quick email asking for some aircraft in my store and the reply within 24 hrs from HB Support
 
" ..I am sorry to read that you have been unable to purchase the item from our store. I have consulted our buying department with regards to this item, and they have unfortunately confirmed that we are not receiving any further replenishment. I'm afraid this item was part of a limited supply, and is no longer available to us, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. However, they have confirmed that, should any further stock become available to us in the future, it will of course appear in-store again at once.
I must again sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of this, and hope that you are able to source the item at a similar price. However, if we can be of any further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us again. Your interest in our products is greatly appreciated.."

 
what a lovely company they must be..
 
although frankly I'm sure Airfix could have sold them at £2.99 themselves, or is there some trading regulation that stops them doing that ?

Basically, get what you can now as it won't be there much longer. In fact, what's left is probably the dregs as quite a few stores have had the last stock.  I'm sure that we could arrange some hostage swaps at some stage for the UK contingent.

On a similar note, apparently ALDI have got some Airfix starter sets in again at £4.99.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Chaos on July 28, 2016, 11:49:20 pm

On a similar note, apparently ALDI have got some Airfix starter sets in again at £4.99.

Wo this is cool.
In Germany it is hard to find model kits in Shops or Discounters. Or Good model shops there are very Rae here.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 29, 2016, 01:40:00 am
Speaking of Lindberg! I just received the 1/48 XFY-1 VTO "Pogo" kit as an early birthday gift to myself (an online retailer gives regular customers a $10 discount code for their birthday).

An interesting kit that, complete with a gear train inside the prop hub so they turn in opposite directions! I built one years ago for my mate's model shop window and we sold out of them in a week!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Rheged on July 29, 2016, 01:59:45 am
Having finally found the Hereford HB, all they had was a solitary Vampire......but it's mine now, and may possibly become a Tweed Vampire......or" Republica Libra"  out of Gavin Lyall's novel Shooting Script.........but then I'd need a B25 Mitchell and a net full of bricks  too.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_Script
 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_Script)

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on July 29, 2016, 05:04:24 am
Latest on the Great Home Bargains Airfix Treasure Hunttm on Britmodeller earlier:

Quote from: FalkeEins
only the Comet in my local HB. Fired off a quick email asking for some aircraft in my store and the reply within 24 hrs from HB Support
 
" ..I am sorry to read that you have been unable to purchase the item from our store. I have consulted our buying department with regards to this item, and they have unfortunately confirmed that we are not receiving any further replenishment. I'm afraid this item was part of a limited supply, and is no longer available to us, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. However, they have confirmed that, should any further stock become available to us in the future, it will of course appear in-store again at once.
I must again sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of this, and hope that you are able to source the item at a similar price. However, if we can be of any further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us again. Your interest in our products is greatly appreciated.."

 
what a lovely company they must be..
 
although frankly I'm sure Airfix could have sold them at £2.99 themselves, or is there some trading regulation that stops them doing that ?

Basically, get what you can now as it won't be there much longer. In fact, what's left is probably the dregs as quite a few stores have had the last stock.  I'm sure that we could arrange some hostage swaps at some stage for the UK contingent.

On a similar note, apparently ALDI have got some Airfix starter sets in again at £4.99.

I'm seeing 'dregs' stock more than anything else now (did four more yesterday: got nothing). 'Dregs' seems to be fountains, LCVPs, 32nd scale figures, sailing ships, Red Arrows Hawks and Vampires. Some stores have various Spitfires as well, but none of the 'rare' Mk.I/IIs.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on July 29, 2016, 05:54:34 am
Today arrived what will probably be the last of my aircraft purchases for a while. Special Hobby Mirage F.1B/BE. This like my other Mirage F.1's will part of the Honduras airforce, and be an operational trainer. The kit is very nicely molded, and looks to be nice to build, which makes a change after building Ace, Amodel and Modelsvit kits for so long. it doesn't appear to have an IFR probe though so I will have to remedy that.
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 29, 2016, 06:22:00 am
I've seen a couple of builds of the F1 in a few mags and they all say it's a good build. Apparently the IFR probe is in some boxings.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 29, 2016, 07:28:42 am
Having finally found the Hereford HB, all they had was a solitary Vampire......but it's mine now, and may possibly become a Tweed Vampire......or" Republica Libra"  out of Gavin Lyall's novel Shooting Script.........but then I'd need a B25 Mitchell and a net full of bricks  too.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_Script
 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_Script)

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!  :thumbsup:

One of the best aviation novels ever to my mind.

But aren't the Vampires in the book single seaters? You'd need two nets full of bricks too, and a guy with a BAR in the nose of the B-25.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on July 29, 2016, 09:38:56 am
I've seen a couple of builds of the F1 in a few mags and they all say it's a good build. Apparently the IFR probe is in some boxings.
Cheers Chris, I have 2 old Hasegawa kits in the stash and a built Revell one, all have IFR probes, I wonder if there is a resin or white metal one out there, I know there probes for skyhawks, as i have a few, but not seen and Mirage or Rafale ones.
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Rheged on July 29, 2016, 10:30:57 am
Having finally found the Hereford HB, all they had was a solitary Vampire......but it's mine now, and may possibly become a Tweed Vampire......or" Republica Libra"  out of Gavin Lyall's novel Shooting Script.........but then I'd need a B25 Mitchell and a net full of bricks  too.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_Script
 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_Script)

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!  :thumbsup:

One of the best aviation novels ever to my mind.

But aren't the Vampires in the book single seaters? You'd need two nets full of bricks too, and a guy with a BAR in the nose of the B-25.
You are of course completely correct, Kit, and  in every  detail; but it's more a matter of what's already  in my stash and what I can afford.   I agree that the book's one of his best although his "Most Dangerous Game"  is almost as good.


   If anyone starts going all JMN on me, I'll have to say that I'm working from Gavin Lyall's first draft and not the final published edition.  I'm sure that you appreciate my financial constraints!!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 29, 2016, 10:35:50 am
I've always liked Gavin Lyall's 'Major Maxim' series too, and my fave of that lot is 'Uncle Target' which features a wrecked Lynx helicopter and a futuristic tank that has a liquid propellant powered main gun, both of which are stranded in the Sinai desert of all places........
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Rheged on July 29, 2016, 01:02:17 pm
I've always liked Gavin Lyall's 'Major Maxim' series too, and my fave of that lot is 'Uncle Target' which features a wrecked Lynx helicopter and a futuristic tank that has a liquid propellant powered main gun, both of which are stranded in the Sinai desert of all places........

I think that we are agreed that any of Gavin Lyall's books is worth a look. I'd like to see someone have a go at the  "Champion"  tank  from Uncle Target .
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on July 29, 2016, 02:50:00 pm
Picked up another Dragon 1/35th British Conqueror Heavy Tank  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on July 29, 2016, 03:34:35 pm
Picked up another Dragon 1/35th British Conqueror Heavy Tank  :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on July 30, 2016, 10:37:06 am
My latest haul from Home Bargains

All Airfix 1/72

1 x Spitfire Mk 22
4 x Spitfire Mk IX
1 x Messerschmitt Me109 E-4/7
1 x Focke-Wulf Fw190A-8 Gift set

There were several Gloster Gladiator kits available, both versions, as well as several more Messerschmitt Me109 E-4/7 kits as well but I took home all of the Spitfires I could find.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on July 30, 2016, 11:34:06 am
Grrr With Rickshaw asking about Melbourne and TSRjoe discussing CVA-01 with me recently, and finally the weekly Hannants news letter, I succumbed and bought the OrangeHobby 1/700 HMS Victorious in resin for my Carrier collection  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on July 30, 2016, 06:41:58 pm
Arrived today via the sibling delivery service direct from the UK;

One SAC white metal 1/72 TSR2 undercarriage.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Steel Penguin on July 31, 2016, 05:22:47 am
from the midlans show today
3  1:48 academy Challengers 
and a tamyia 1:48 Ketenkrad  now I need 2 figures in arming plate for the crew and a minigun for the back, and I can do the Vicker and Pinky, off to recue the PHANG, and the 1st of spies and liars
from the latest Laundry files novel.
and a can of mr matt varnish  YES!!!   ( see the blog post from yesterday  for why)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Bungle on July 31, 2016, 07:46:32 am
Don't do floaty things but this was too good to miss out on. From an on-line auction (not ebay) £65* got me....

a 1/72 Revell Flower Class Corvette Platinum edition still sealed
a 1/72 Revell Deutsches Schnellboot S-100 with Flak 38 sealed
a 1/72 Revell Deutsches Schnellboot S-100 (non Flak version box open but parts still sealed
a 1/72 Airfix S-Boat box open but parts still sealed
and a part built 1/23rd scale Posto di combattimento (!) a wood and brass kit of two galley gun ports. By part built the outer 'frame' and external planking has been done the rest is still boxed. Looks to complicated for me !

(* plus £25 postage! Ouch!)

I'll keep the first two though when I'll get around to them nobody knows the rest ebay probably.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on August 02, 2016, 12:12:39 am
Re-checked a couple more local Home Bargains yesterday. Got nothing, but I noticed that one which was relatively well-stocked last week now has only the standard 'dregs' stock, including things that it did not have before! My best guess is that they're concentrating the stuff that sells in one location (the North East maybe?;) ) and spreading the dregs out to take their chances.

I'm now giving up on the hunt: it's not worth the fuel and parking given the drastically reduced chances of finding anything else I want.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Knightflyer on August 02, 2016, 04:35:35 am
So I received the five kits from Chris (Narses2) on Saturday - not sure what I'm going to do with them, but very nice they are anyway - thanks Chris  ;D

Went to the Midland Model Expo on Sunday and obtained an Airfix Sea Hawk (because I like Sea Hawks!) and at a very reasonable price, an Armstrong Whitworth AW.681 - very VERY nice  ;D ;D

And on the Home Bargains front, I visited the one in Bentley Bridge (Wolverhampton - visiting my daughter) which had nothing and my most local (Swadlincote) which had 1/32nd British Infantry and those lovely fountains. I might have to return to my other local store to obtain more late model Spitfires and Typhoons potentially  :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 02, 2016, 04:58:21 am
A 1:72 Mistercraft P-51B (in Swedish colors). It's actually a re-boxed InTech kit - earmarked as donor kit for a planned Saab J23 build/kitbash.

The kit looks better than expected. I thought at first that it was a copy of the Airfix kit, but the InTech kit differs in some details (e. g. a propeller with four separate blades) and has recessed panel lines. These are a bit rough, much like those on the new Airfix kits, but with some paint these should fill up nicely. Positive surprise, and dirty cheap, too.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on August 02, 2016, 06:59:59 am
Received an ebay purchase of

1 x 1/72 Lone Wulf Models Doppelreiter Fuel Tanks for one of the two Airfix Fw-190 A-8's that I have in my stash

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on August 02, 2016, 10:27:55 pm
Monday:
A lovely box from Ultracast with (all 1/48) resin P-400 seats, P-40 wheels and A-20 props, and brass Hispano 20mm cannon and Browning .303s, all for the Woomera

Tuesday:
Agusta A109LUH conversion parts mastered and cast by a friend for the Revell 1/72 kit to make it an RNZAF machine

Today:
Red Pegasus 1/48 "Mobil Mustang" decals to do NZ's first (corporate-sponsored) "warbird" fighter

And tomorrow's my last day before 8 days off work   :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: JayBee on August 04, 2016, 06:05:15 am
From the Big H.

An Airwaves set of razor saws to fit my X-Acto No. 1 Handle
Three 1/144 kits from Mark1 models :
Brewster Buffalo (early versions)
Beaufighter TFX
Sea Gladiator (Malta defenders).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on August 04, 2016, 06:20:14 am
From the Big H following the news sheet on clearing some Ship stock from a closed shop I managed to snag the Orange Hobby 1/700 HMS Victorious with Airgroup. Not cheap but easier to get than going through Chinese suppliers.

Pretty awesome resin kit with full Photo Etch sheets, turned brass and the full Airgroup from 1966 including Aircraft decals. Won't be built anytime soon but a must have for the collection
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on August 04, 2016, 08:41:35 am
one small addition:

-Revell 1/144 Mig-25 Foxbat
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on August 05, 2016, 11:03:05 pm
It's my birthday on Monday so my father-in-law took me to the LHS and asked if there was anything I wanted. I got me an Academy 1/72 B-29A Superfort! It wasn't until we left the store that I realised today is August 6...and the aircraft on the boxart is Enola Gay. Eerie stuff!

Also I turn 29 on Monday....note the aircraft type!  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on August 06, 2016, 03:20:52 am
It's my birthday on Monday so my father-in-law took me to the LHS and asked if there was anything I wanted. I got me an Academy 1/72 B-29A Superfort! It wasn't until we left the store that I realised today is August 6...and the aircraft on the boxart is Enola Gay. Eerie stuff!

Also I turn 29 on Monday....note the aircraft type!  :o

That kit should have the decals for Both 'Enola Gay' and 'Bocks Car' it also has the little boy and fat man nuclear bombs on the spues too so you can build it as either aircraft.

Alternately you can get Washington Decals for the RAF post war ones and the I think someone does the decals for the ones used in tests in Australia.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitnut617 on August 06, 2016, 06:38:08 am
It's my birthday on Monday so my father-in-law took me to the LHS and asked if there was anything I wanted. I got me an Academy 1/72 B-29A Superfort! It wasn't until we left the store that I realised today is August 6...and the aircraft on the boxart is Enola Gay. Eerie stuff!

Also I turn 29 on Monday....note the aircraft type!  :o

That kit should have the decals for Both 'Enola Gay' and 'Bocks Car' it also has the little boy and fat man nuclear bombs on the spues too so you can build it as either aircraft.

Alternately you can get Washington Decals for the RAF post war ones and the I think someone does the decals for the ones used in tests in Australia.

I think there must be two boxings of the kit Geoff, mine has just 'Enola Gay' scheme and only the 'Little Boy' bomb in it.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on August 06, 2016, 08:01:43 am
It's my birthday on Monday so my father-in-law took me to the LHS and asked if there was anything I wanted. I got me an Academy 1/72 B-29A Superfort! It wasn't until we left the store that I realised today is August 6...and the aircraft on the boxart is Enola Gay. Eerie stuff!

Also I turn 29 on Monday....note the aircraft type!  :o

That kit should have the decals for Both 'Enola Gay' and 'Bocks Car' it also has the little boy and fat man nuclear bombs on the spues too so you can build it as either aircraft.

Alternately you can get Washington Decals for the RAF post war ones and the I think someone does the decals for the ones used in tests in Australia.

I think there must be two boxings of the kit Geoff, mine has just 'Enola Gay' scheme and only the 'Little Boy' bomb in it.

There is, Academy reissued the kit with both options and that's the one Zac got as seen a pic on FB.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on August 06, 2016, 05:41:18 pm
It does indeed have both options, and the decals are spectacular. However those, and the "devices", are likely to join the spares pool (or a small, bomb-centric dio) as I've just ordered decals from Hannants to achieve my long-held dream of owning a model of the Kee Bird.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on August 07, 2016, 05:10:26 am
another online order has been placed:

-Revell 1/144 Boeing 747-400 "Ed Force One"  :wacko:
-Revell 1/144 F-5E Tiger II
-Italeri 1/72 AH-64D Longbow Apache
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Hobbes on August 07, 2016, 01:09:00 pm
Came across a Roden VC-10 (the Super VC10 in RAF K.3 guise) today, hadn't realized they were on the market already...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on August 07, 2016, 01:32:57 pm
One kit from todays Avon show added to the stash.

Italeri IAI F-21A Lion. (Kfir C2)

All so spent out on a new airbrush crompessor............
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 08, 2016, 01:00:15 am
Unexpectedly won a vintage Airfix 1:72 F-86D on evilbay. Two plans so far - either to be sliced up and combined with an AF-1E, or to be built more or less OOB, but under a whiffy operator flag...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on August 08, 2016, 07:36:56 am
Direct from Hornby a pair of Airfix 1/72ns Bristol Beaufighter TF-10s  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 08, 2016, 07:49:57 am
Direct from Hornby a pair of Airfix 1/72ns Bristol Beaufighter TF-10s  :thumbsup:

Next door neighbour just rang the doorbell and handed me mine  :thumbsup: Just awaiting the new Xtradecal sheet to arrive now. There's a nice Operation Firedog one on there
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Chris Payne on August 08, 2016, 02:15:19 pm
Popped in to see Thorvic today as I was delivering in the area and somehow a few of his kits made their way into my truck and then into my stash.

Aoshima 1/700 Minsk
Dragon 1/700 USS Bon Homme Richard
Dragon 1/700 USS Boxer
PST 1/72 S-300

A couple of paint sets also made their way into my stash too, also via Thorvic. :thumbsup:

Akan Royal Navy Colours for Coastal Forces and Hataka USAF, USN & USMC paint set (modern greys)

Cheers mate. :thumbsup:

Now to make a start on an F-35............
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: JasonW on August 08, 2016, 05:06:35 pm
Just added two of the Roden 1/144 C-141B kits and my 12th Hasegawa F-20 to the stash. I special ordered THREE of the Revell Maiden Ed Force One 747 kits.

One can never have enough of Iron Maiden in model airplane form. :D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on August 08, 2016, 10:10:11 pm
Thanks to the generosity of another forumite, an envelope of decals arrived yesterday: NewAirfix 1/72 Skyhawk for a current project, and bonus sheets for Hawker Sea Furies (x2 manufacturers, handy for Kittiwakes!) and a special livery Dutch or Norwegian (I forget) F-5...I have an idea for that...

Today I received a birthday present from Sam. Well, kinda: she gave me money (I'm hard to buy for, apparently  ;)) and I bought a bunch of kits online! The first to arrive was Eduard's Profipack-style rebox of the Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Mk.22, to be done as 1980s Zimbabwean warbird PK350. A nice kit with some exquisite resin, re-painted PE and some masks. Lovely!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: AURI on August 08, 2016, 10:20:10 pm
Just arrive a lot kits from japan, pair hasegawa 1/72 IAI Kfir and Airfix AEW Seahawk, academy 1/72 P-40M/N, OV-10A, Hasegawa 1/72 mirage F.1, A-37A/B and revell Ta.183  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 09, 2016, 12:48:26 am

Today I received a birthday present from Sam. Well, kinda: she gave me money (I'm hard to buy for, apparently  ;))

The majority of the female species are difficult to buy for (I know one who isn't  ;D) but you try giving most of them money and your on the sofa for a week or two  :rolleyes:

Xtradecal sheet for the Airfix Beaufighter arrived by postie this a.m. Now wondering what to do with the Dominican option ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on August 09, 2016, 01:41:37 am
I like to give her wishlists with URLs in them, so she knows it's exactly the right thing!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 09, 2016, 05:21:34 am
Xtradecal sheet for the Airfix Beaufighter arrived by postie this a.m. Now wondering what to do with the Dominican option ?

Good excuse for another Beaufighter...?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 09, 2016, 07:33:58 am
Xtradecal sheet for the Airfix Beaufighter arrived by postie this a.m. Now wondering what to do with the Dominican option ?

Good excuse for another Beaufighter...?  :rolleyes:

Possibly and I now have 3 of the Airfix new tools. 1 built, 1 to build with this sheet ; both real world and the 3rd is earmarked for French AF in Indo China. So the Dominican transfers may, note may, go on a Vallom Buckingham, the Brigand is earmarked as SEAC 1946.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on August 09, 2016, 07:04:02 pm
Another kit bought with Wife Birthday MoneyTM just arrived:
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/just%20models/27EF712D-AD6B-4A52-B797-7433A01710FE_zpsutmui1ww.jpg) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/ZacYates/media/just%20models/27EF712D-AD6B-4A52-B797-7433A01710FE_zpsutmui1ww.jpg.html)

Sweet mother of Gorbachev, that's a heavy box.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on August 09, 2016, 07:25:39 pm
Today I received from the postie a 1/72 Trumpeter Sea Fury.
Thanks Chris.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on August 09, 2016, 08:24:59 pm
1/72 Lockheed Neptune with vacform conversion to make the RAF Mk1.

1/72 already built Grumman Albatross- spares and repairs in USCG hand painted colour scheme.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 10, 2016, 02:47:04 am
Another kit bought with Wife Birthday MoneyTM just arrived:
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/just%20models/27EF712D-AD6B-4A52-B797-7433A01710FE_zpsutmui1ww.jpg) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/ZacYates/media/just%20models/27EF712D-AD6B-4A52-B797-7433A01710FE_zpsutmui1ww.jpg.html)

Sweet mother of Gorbachev, that's a heavy box.

Surely, even in 1/144 that's a SERIOUSLY big model!  :o :-\
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Knightflyer on August 10, 2016, 03:23:12 am
I've bought an A380 to Whiff recently, I don't think I'd better allow any ideas for an AN-124 to develop as well ....

I don't think my cheap home-made shelving would cope!  :o  ;D

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Mossie on August 10, 2016, 04:37:45 am
Yeah I bought one when it first came out, it's a pretty big chunk of plastic.  It's not the largest box in my stash, but it's crammed full of sprue.  I've seen a few built up and it's pretty big with a 1/2m wingspan and has a similar footprint to the Airfix 1/72 Nimrod.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Mossie on August 10, 2016, 04:42:29 am
Airfix 1/32 Ole Bill Bus, Click and Collect from Debenhams.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 10, 2016, 07:32:55 am
Airfix 1/72 Typhoon and Fw 190 Dogfight Double. £10 click and collect at Debenhams.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on August 10, 2016, 10:16:37 am
another online order has been placed:

-Revell 1/144 Boeing 747-400 "Ed Force One"  :wacko:
-Revell 1/144 F-5E Tiger II
-Italeri 1/72 AH-64D Longbow Apache

arrived today  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on August 10, 2016, 12:18:47 pm
Arrived today from Starling Model a L'Arsenal 1/700 HMS Glory light fleet carrier - to be done real as HMS Ocean 1946-7 when my dad was on 805 sqdn aboard her
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on August 10, 2016, 03:26:59 pm
I agree about the number of sprues, it's absolutely stunning value for money. Build with everything down and open it'd be a real showstopper. The fuselage is about the size of the Tamiya 1/32 Mosquito, it really is big.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Old Wombat on August 10, 2016, 08:06:32 pm
Just bought my 2nd Italeri 1/48 Grumman S-2E/G Tracker. :wub:

Both to be built as S-2G's ... sort of.

One to build as 844 as she was operationally, ca. 1983. (I'm sure I've got some photo's. Somewhere. Maybe.)

Other to be built as "What might have been"; as a RAN produced Garrett/Honeywell-engined turboprop variant in the CoastWatch/SAR role.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 11, 2016, 04:43:27 am
Airfix 1/72 Typhoon and Fw 190 Dogfight Double. £10 click and collect at Debenhams.

You cold have saved yourself a few quid buying both the Typhoon and 190 for £2.99 each at Home Bargains!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 11, 2016, 06:09:44 am
Airfix 1/72 Typhoon and Fw 190 Dogfight Double. £10 click and collect at Debenhams.

You cold have saved yourself a few quid buying both the Typhoon and 190 for £2.99 each at Home Bargains!

Yup, but there are no Home Bargains around here and the ones I went to after a trek didn't have them. I'm quite happy at a £5 each, both nice kits. Thinking Romanian for the 190 as for the Tiffie ? Done a load of wifs with the Academy kit so not sure. Mind you I might build that real world one that had a shark's mouth either just at the end of the War or immediately post War.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: ChernayaAkula on August 11, 2016, 10:24:10 am
<...> as for the Tiffie ? <...>

Weren't you just wonderin' what to do with some surplus Dominican markings?  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: JasonW on August 11, 2016, 04:10:14 pm
<...> as for the Tiffie ? <...>

Weren't you just wonderin' what to do with some surplus Dominican markings?  :wacko:
I like you're thought here. Typhoons instead of Mustangs in the post-war Dominican AF.

I had a similar thought about Spitfires.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 12, 2016, 06:00:56 am
<...> as for the Tiffie ? <...>

Weren't you just wonderin' what to do with some surplus Dominican markings?  :wacko:

Indeed I was  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on August 12, 2016, 09:41:08 am
Direct from Airfix

Aw Whittley GRVII

Only need the one. As the airliner part are earmarked for one of the four earlier whitley V kits in the stash.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Chaos on August 13, 2016, 03:35:05 am
New at my stash.
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0001j2wh9f6qck.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg00022r607madej.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg00033pfbu0k7g9.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0004o8jpwshz46.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on August 13, 2016, 07:32:22 am
just got back from the Wings & Wheels event in Ursel, i got some nice stash additions.
it wasnt Luft46 models like i find most years, but its a very welcome addition to the'46 series.

-Revell 1/72 Grumman HU-16B Albatross
-Monogram 1/72 F7F Tigercat
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on August 13, 2016, 10:20:03 am
I popped into my local Home Bargains just to make sure that I had all that I of Lee could want from there. Very little on the shelves that was not The Cutty Sark, HMS Victory or WWII Paratroopers other than a couple of Bf 109 E-7's and a Gladiator Mk 1.

Came home with a box of 1/32 scale SAS figures

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Rheged on August 13, 2016, 11:22:37 am
I popped into my local Home Bargains just to make sure that I had all that I of Lee could want from there. Very little on the shelves that was not The Cutty Sark, HMS Victory or WWII Paratroopers other than a couple of Bf 109 E-7's and a Gladiator Mk 1.

Came home with a box of 1/32 scale SAS figures

Gondor

Lucky you!!  Popped into Carlisle HB when I was there last week.  23 (yes, twenty three) fountains and one damaged Cutty Sark. Not a life enhancing choice.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on August 13, 2016, 12:39:33 pm
New at my stash.
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg00022r607madej.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)


That A wing kit is great, you will love building it.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 13, 2016, 03:44:39 pm
Just nabbed from uncle Frank:

2 Sword Spitfire FXIVC/E Highback
2 Sword Spitfire FXIV c/e Bubbletop
2 Sword Spitfire FXIV e Bubbletop

The Czechs seem to be on a mission to ensure I'm both bankrupt and single...  Them and Home Bargains.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 14, 2016, 07:09:33 am
<...> as for the Tiffie ? <...>

Weren't you just wonderin' what to do with some surplus Dominican markings?  :wacko:

Nice thought! There'd also be a number of neat paint options to go with DomRep markings.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on August 14, 2016, 07:31:54 am
just got back from a rumage sale, and got all these for a fiver :D

-revell 1/72 Me262 B-1A/U1
-revell 1/72 F4U-1 Corsair
-revell 1/72 soviet ww2 infantry
-revell 1/72 US ww2 infantry
-Heller 1/43 Benetton F1
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitbasher on August 14, 2016, 10:01:51 am
From AJ's a 'pre-loved', still in it's shrink wrapping, Lindberg A4D-1 battle-damaged Skyhawk for whif-related chopping and rearranging.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on August 14, 2016, 11:39:35 am
Won on eBay all 1/72 scale;
Tamiya Boeing X-32 JSF
Italeri Messerschmitt Me 321 Gigant German Glider
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Old Wombat on August 14, 2016, 08:27:08 pm
From AJ's a 'pre-loved', still in it's shrink wrapping, Lindberg A4D-1 battle-damaged Skyhawk for whif-related chopping and rearranging.

Hold onto it for the "Old Kits" GB! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 15, 2016, 06:27:32 am
just got back from a rumage sale, and got all these for a fiver :D

-revell 1/72 Me262 B-1A/U1
-revell 1/72 F4U-1 Corsair


Depending on which toolings, worth the fiver on their own I would have thought  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on August 15, 2016, 06:28:33 am
Received from ebay today,

1 x 1/72 Airfix BAE Systems Hawk to go with the others I have and may be either r/l or a whiff.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 15, 2016, 06:32:34 am
Direct from Airfix. 1/72 early version of the Kate.

Fancy the Pearl Harbour torpedo bomber option having built the late version as a bomber
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Knightflyer on August 15, 2016, 09:34:36 am
Aghhhh....so much for no more buying  :banghead:

Won a CMR Westland Wyvern TF Mk.1 on Ebay yesterday - just love the nose shape  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 15, 2016, 12:54:25 pm
Add some Red Stars!  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 15, 2016, 01:12:19 pm
Na!  High demarcation post war RN scheme with Korean war stripes and a full loadout of rockets with the torpedo drop tank.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Knightflyer on August 16, 2016, 12:29:23 am
Add some Red Stars!  ;)
Na!  High demarcation post war RN scheme with Korean war stripes and a full loadout of rockets with the torpedo drop tank.

To be boring this one will probably be done 'real-world' - just can't decide between the natural metal finish or the menacing low demarcation grey over sky  :-\
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 16, 2016, 03:30:23 am
Then the MNF, for a raw look.  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 16, 2016, 06:04:37 am

To be boring this one will probably be done 'real-world' - just can't decide between the natural metal finish or the menacing low demarcation grey over sky  :-\

Glad I'm not the only one who finds that scheme menacing.

Mine will be RAF SEAC
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Knightflyer on August 16, 2016, 06:17:11 am
Glad I'm not the only one who finds that scheme menacing.

Mine will be RAF SEAC

Do you have the CMR Wyvern TF.1 as well then Chris, or 'just' a normal TF.4?

I've not made a Wyvern (infact the only one I've made) since the Trumpeter 1/72nd scale model came out, but an RAF SEAC scheme sounds good .... or (you've got me thinking now!) Dark Blue Pacific Fleet  ;D

Was it the What-If SIG that did a whole range of differently camouflaged Wyverns at Telford the year (or the year after) that kit appeared?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 16, 2016, 06:48:20 am
Yup got the CMR TF.1 in the stash along with 2 S.4's.

I thought of RAF because they were interested in the type.

The Great Wyvren display was at the Scottish Nationals in Perth a few years ago and put on by one of the SIG members in the Dundee Club, Dugald Emans (I've probably got that wrong) and was in 1/48th scale. Loads of them, lovely models.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 16, 2016, 07:46:14 am
Got me a Revell 1:72 Alpha Jet - actually a re-boxed Heller kit. Plan is, after I have seen an Alpha Jet toting an Exocet(!), to create a navalized "Lancier" version in low-viz Aéronavale colors for the "In the Navy GB". The deadline prolongation should make this possible.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on August 16, 2016, 10:51:03 pm
The last of Sam's birthday gifts to me has arrived: Minicraft 1/48 Bonanza, to become a Baron.

And a late arrival from Hannants! Three 1/72 decal sheets: DK Decals B-25 Mitchell in the RAAF and NEIAF service, ROP O.S. Blenheims in the RAF Service, and Kits-World B-29s including the Kee Bird. Happy days!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on August 17, 2016, 02:45:34 am
From Spruefinders on Evil-Bay.

(Another) Trumpeter Hawker Sea Fury FB11.  Feck! the box is huge.  This one came with a set of aftermarket RAN decals.
MPM Northrop N-3PB.  Don't know what i'll do with this.  Initially I was thinking Biggles in the Baltic but I just checked the book and boomerang squadron planes are described as two seat amphibians not 3 seat floagtplanes.  Maybe RAF med scheme instead.

Both are 1/72 obviously.


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on August 17, 2016, 10:00:21 am

The Great Wyvren display was at the Scottish Nationals in Perth a few years ago and put on by one of the SIG members in the Dundee Club, Dugald Emans (I've probably got that wrong) and was in 1/48th scale. Loads of them, lovely models.

nope not wrong at all. you got it 100% right Chris :D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Knightflyer on August 17, 2016, 10:11:26 am

The Great Wyvren display was at the Scottish Nationals in Perth a few years ago and put on by one of the SIG members in the Dundee Club, Dugald Emans (I've probably got that wrong) and was in 1/48th scale. Loads of them, lovely models.

nope not wrong at all. you got it 100% right Chris :D

It must has been a 'son of' that display that I saw then as I've never been to Perth!  ;D It definitely would have been at Telford so it can't have been 'the Great Wyvern Display'  :-\
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on August 17, 2016, 03:57:22 pm
Two more overseas deliveries to work this morning - something to play with at morning tea! From a Canuckistani eBay seller: complete Airfix 1/72 DH Heron II in its original 1963 box (destined to receive Lycomings); and from Czech Republic the Omega Models 1/72 Percival Vega Gull "Complete resin kit of Jean Batten's plane" (which was a Gull Six, but that's ok!).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on August 17, 2016, 04:14:42 pm

The Great Wyvren display was at the Scottish Nationals in Perth a few years ago and put on by one of the SIG members in the Dundee Club, Dugald Emans (I've probably got that wrong) and was in 1/48th scale. Loads of them, lovely models.

nope not wrong at all. you got it 100% right Chris :D

It must has been a 'son of' that display that I saw then as I've never been to Perth!  ;D It definitely would have been at Telford so it can't have been 'the Great Wyvern Display'  :-\

Yeap, Dugald has taken "elements" of the collection to Telford.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 18, 2016, 08:19:59 am
A Tamiya 1:72 Birdcage F4U - intended to be built OOB, but in a "Yellow Wings" livery. Should look interesting.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on August 18, 2016, 08:40:46 pm
A Tamiya 1:72 Birdcage F4U - intended to be built OOB, but in a "Yellow Wings" livery. Should look interesting.

Not too much of a stretch as the prototype was yellow winged.

(http://static.thisdayinaviation.com/wp-content/uploads/tdia/2012/05/1600x844xVought-XF4U-1-Corsair-Bu.-No.-1443-in-flight1.jpg.pagespeed.ic.CkuntRcEW8.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 19, 2016, 12:35:05 am
Yup. Just with some service markings, should look pretty.  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 19, 2016, 06:08:00 am
A Tamiya 1:72 Birdcage F4U - intended to be built OOB, but in a "Yellow Wings" livery. Should look interesting.

Nice kit and idea. I think I've seen photo's of one of the prototypes in a Yellow Wings scheme ? Just checked and it had yellow wings but an overall natural metal body
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on August 19, 2016, 02:59:13 pm
Got home from a couple of days at my girlfriends to find that I had

From ebay

1 x 1/84 TASMAN Models Decals V4807 which has two F4H-1 prototypes for "Project Top Flight" and "Sageburner", markings for an F/A 18A of RAAF 3 Squadron and markings for a Mirage IIID of 2 OCU Royal Australian Air Force. I really wanted to get set V7205 which does the same stuff in 1/72 but this set will do for now.

also received from Hannants

1 x 1/72 Transport Wings Shackleton MR.3 Phase 3 conversion set.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on August 21, 2016, 05:56:38 am
Popped to the North West Kit Swap this morning at Samlesbury and picked up a Revell 1/72nd Hunter FGA9 for a fiver  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Knightflyer on August 21, 2016, 06:11:03 am
Popped to the North West Kit Swap this morning at Samlesbury and picked up a Revell 1/72nd Hunter FGA9 for a fiver  :thumbsup:

That was very well done  ;D :thumbsup: They rarely seem to go for less than the mid-teens at least these days  :-\
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Steel Penguin on August 21, 2016, 07:18:08 am
from Partizan   a box of Perry foot knights  ( I need 2 for the ketenrad )  and a MDF petrol station that I will need to paint and assemble.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on August 22, 2016, 03:53:51 am
Came home from work to find a 1/72 Academy Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter sitting on the doorstep.
This will either be Vixen 03 (first Clive Cussler book I read), zenrat industries or another civilian scheme.
Or, maybe it could be an Aeroflot cargo version of the Tu4...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 22, 2016, 11:50:44 am
Came home from work to find a 1/72 Academy Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter sitting on the doorstep.
This will either be Vixen 03 (first Clive Cussler book I read), zenrat industries or another civilian scheme.
Or, maybe it could be an Aeroflot cargo version of the Tu4...

So you have random deliveries of plastic models around your parts? I wish we had that kind if service around here!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 22, 2016, 01:57:26 pm
A solitary Airfix Gladiator from Home Bargains.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Hobbes on August 23, 2016, 05:26:13 am
Roden 1/144 C-141 Starlifter
x2 Roden VC-10
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on August 23, 2016, 03:27:34 pm
A box of 1/48 Northrop F-89D parts arrived at home yesterday, and at work after Court there was a bagged AMT 1/48 P-40F/L waiting for me. Lovely!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on August 24, 2016, 03:55:16 am
Came home from work to find a 1/72 Academy Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter sitting on the doorstep.
This will either be Vixen 03 (first Clive Cussler book I read), zenrat industries or another civilian scheme.
Or, maybe it could be an Aeroflot cargo version of the Tu4...

So you have random deliveries of plastic models around your parts? I wish we had that kind if service around here!

I wish.  It was an Evil-Bay win at a very satisfactory low price.  The odd thing was although Mrs z was in as she was chucking a sicky my parcel man didn't ring the bell but just left it.
Still, it meant I got it into the stash without having to answer any questions.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 24, 2016, 06:55:58 am
The odd thing was although Mrs z was in as she was chucking a sicky my parcel man didn't ring the bell but just left it.


Interesting optional (I presume) premium service  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on August 24, 2016, 08:45:34 am
arrived this morning:

-10 A4-size sheets of clear inkjet decal paper  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 24, 2016, 04:36:42 pm
Half a dozen 3D Spitfire mk IX conversion/upgrade sets off ebay.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on August 25, 2016, 01:41:53 am
The odd thing was although Mrs z was in as she was chucking a sicky my parcel man didn't ring the bell but just left it.


Interesting optional (I presume) premium service  :rolleyes:

Professional courtesy between colleagues.   :mellow: ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on August 25, 2016, 03:31:43 am
After a few months of model buying addiction rehab, last night i blew it and ordered another Hasegawa 1/72 F-16I SUFA, which will be donating most of it's parts to the LoneStar resin parts F-16XL#2, and one of the Tamiya Vipers will be getting the SUFA specific bits.
And also got confirmation from Bigcat.pt that another 1/72 Sufa is on the way but i'll have to wait a bit for this one as the store didn't have it in stock. Still, will be 5 euros cheaper than anywhere else on the web. And BTW, the Hase kit at 30€ from Tokyo-Hobby was at least 3€ cheaper than all the Kinetic ones i found on the bay.

 :cheers:

Well, seems that i'm getting a refund from Tokyo-hobby on ebay, the Hasegawa Sufa hasn't been delivered yet... :banghead: Last time i bought from them, the kit did take longer than expected to arrive but it got here... it's been a full month from the end of the estimated delivery schedule, still, i'm waiting a bit longer, maybe the Portuguese mail services are clogged up... I hate having to ask for a refund! 
The folks at Tokyo-hobby are very understanding, they're trying to look up info on the whereabouts of the package but since it wasn't tracked, doubt they can find it... :banghead: Next time i order something from the bay, it's gonna be tracked, i don't care if i pay more, at least the orders are delivered to my house with no problems.
OTOH, today at 9.30a.m. got a call from the express courier asking if i was at home to receive the Kinetic Sufa, which i could've received at the beginning of the month but problems with my car's battery and anual insurance payment meant money had to be redirected...   :rolleyes:
Anyway, if the Hase Sufa doesn't turn up, the refund money will be used on something else, i've recently updated my "to-buy" list... :wacko:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Old Wombat on August 25, 2016, 03:47:26 am
After a few months of model buying addiction rehab, last night i blew it and ordered another Hasegawa 1/72 F-16I SUFA, which will be donating most of it's parts to the LoneStar resin parts F-16XL#2, and one of the Tamiya Vipers will be getting the SUFA specific bits.
And also got confirmation from Bigcat.pt that another 1/72 Sufa is on the way but i'll have to wait a bit for this one as the store didn't have it in stock. Still, will be 5 euros cheaper than anywhere else on the web. And BTW, the Hase kit at 30€ from Tokyo-Hobby was at least 3€ cheaper than all the Kinetic ones i found on the bay.

 :cheers:

Well, seems that i'm getting a refund from Tokyo-hobby on ebay, the Hasegawa Sufa hasn't been delivered yet... :banghead: Last time i bought from them, the kit did take longer than expected to arrive but it got here... it's been a full month from the end of the estimated delivery schedule, still, i'm waiting a bit longer, maybe the Portuguese mail services are clogged up... I hate having to ask for a refund! 
The folks at Tokyo-hobby are very understanding, they're trying to look up info on the whereabouts of the package but since it wasn't tracked, doubt they can find it... :banghead: Next time i order something from the bay, it's gonna be tracked, i don't care if i pay more, at least the orders are delivered to my house with no problems.
OTOH, today at 9.30a.m. got a call from the express courier asking if i was at home to receive the Kinetic Sufa, which i could've received at the beginning of the month but problems with my car's battery and anual insurance payment meant money had to be redirected...   :rolleyes:
Anyway, if the Hase Sufa doesn't turn up, the refund money will be used on something else, i've recently updated my "to-buy" list... :wacko:

 :cheers:

So much for " model buying addiction rehab"! :laugh:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on August 25, 2016, 05:39:44 am
So much for " model buying addiction rehab"! :laugh:

Keep it down, i have to keep this a secret or else, instead of having the SUFA, i'm having the SOFA for the weekend... ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on August 25, 2016, 08:15:06 am
Another ebay purchase arrived today

1 x 1/72 Airfix BAe Systems Hawk. That makes a total of five Airfix and one Hasegawa kit of the 100 series Hawks. I have fears this might get a little out of hand but thankfully not as bad as Lee with is Spitfires.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 25, 2016, 08:33:05 am
I recommend lists. Post-Its are also handy when you stack kits, with plans, but without a good memory...  :angel:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: sideshowbob9 on August 26, 2016, 03:25:10 am
Just got a delivery from Kingkit:

3 x KP MiG-19s
Yak-23
MiG-15UTI
Mystere IVA

From elsewhere this week:

1 x KP MiG-19
La-200 Toriy (to go with the Korshun)

Lock up your nose-intake birds people!!!  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Old Wombat on August 26, 2016, 03:38:41 am
So much for " model buying addiction rehab"! :laugh:

Keep it down, i have to keep this a secret or else, instead of having the SUFA, i'm having the SOFA for the weekend... ;D

Heh! I know that feeling! ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on August 28, 2016, 05:40:21 am
From Starling Models the new 1/700 HMS Hermes and the British Carrier aircraft set 1. It's Hermes the first purpose built Aircraft Carrier as she was when sunk by Japanese Dive Bombers off Ceylon  in 1942 so got the airgroup set to add Fulmar and Sea Hurricane as kit only has the swordfish as per when she was sunk (her fighter element being ashore to defend Ceylon).

The kit and the aircraft are superb the best 1/700  injection moulded kits available and now looking forward to their  rumoured Illustrious class that they have dropped clues for.  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on August 28, 2016, 01:32:06 pm
From my favourite shop in my hometown, along with a nice stack of books: Hasegawa 1/48 FW190A-7 "JG1", to be done as the Flying Heritage Museum's A-5.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 28, 2016, 04:06:01 pm
An Eduard 72 Spitfire mk IX "Royal Combo" off ebay - 50 notes seems quite reasonable for 4 kits.
 
 ;D

Plus a Pegasus Spiteful F.14 (second tooling)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 29, 2016, 07:48:51 am
Just shot an ACE Grumman Guardian (Firefighter version) on ev!lbay. No real plan so far, but for EUR 9,- it is a steal.
Maybe Canadian Navy colors? Or a bright Firefighter version, nevertheless...  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Captain Canada on August 30, 2016, 05:31:58 pm
Helped a buddy close out his cottage up by Parry Sound, and he gifted me ( as part of the clean out ), 3 AMT 1:25 car kits :

Street Customs Yankee Challenge
Muscle 1967 Pontiac GTO
American Graffiti 1956 Ford Thunderbird

 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on August 31, 2016, 10:20:44 am
Today arrived my order from Models Ua, 1/72nd scale Amodel Beriev Be-10 Mallow, Armory 1/72nd scale UPAZ-M refueling pod to fit to the SU-24 M, Master 1/72, SU-7 fitter A pitot tubes and 30 mm gun barrels. The mallow is very nice, can't see any flash and is very well detailed. Not sure if this will go under the knife, and have its own landing gear built into the hull, but will be an anti shipping patrol aircraft for the Cartel, and will work along side their Be-6's. The refueling pod will go on something large other than an SU-24, The gun barrels and pitot tubes might just go on what they are supposed to, you never know.
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 01, 2016, 05:28:22 pm
Rec'd a big(ish) box of old dusty kits yest. Boxes rough and one was pretty obliterated. In good enough condition to keep, though.  These have been stored in some musty area for decades probably. Still, so far I've looked at All but 3 and no missing parts yet... (I got distracted looking at whifs here and put the models down for a bit LOL  )

I learned something and ALSO have nice news to report in that I learned that "F-84" could be the name of very different looking jets. I had no idea! Or at least they look quite different to me.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/Q6YAAOSw9N1Vh3KW/s-l300.jpg)
(http://www.oldmodelkits.com/jpegs/MPC%2020208%20F-84.JPG)
The good news I mentioned: the ThunderbirdStreak one has decals that are pretty much ruined and the Thunderjet had no decals... so....might have another whif or two builds in the future to show you all. ;)

Anyway.. also, it came with this, and certainly appears to be complete:
(http://www.oldmodelkits.com/jpegs/Hawk%20U2%20209.JPG)

A Beechcraft Bonanza by Arii
A sealed Hasegawa Mig 21
And finally. a Testors GMC 21/2 Ton Truck (WWII era) with the worst shape box I've ever seen.. it's basically dust and if I don't sell the kit off only very little will be saved.

My favorite??? I think the U2! Nothing I ever planned on getting but I couldn't let it go at the price. Also kind of stoked about the little beechcraft, I've been wanting to get into civil stuff for a while now and haven't been able to until now.

Cheers!!
Brad
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 01, 2016, 07:35:59 pm
Yep, plank-wing (F-84, F-84A to E, F-84G) and swept-wing (F-84F, RF-84F, RF-84K) and various X and Y of both wing types.
The swept-wing version was originally designated YF-96A.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 01, 2016, 07:44:25 pm
Good info there, thank you.  Always learning! 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 01, 2016, 08:09:30 pm
Check your U-2 kit carefully, it may be an original U-2A release, Hawk later modified the moulds to produce the U-2C
and that is what has been reboxed by others ever since.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 01, 2016, 08:27:40 pm
It's the A version. That's awesome, didn't know this was somewhat rare.  Very cool!  This is from all the way back in 62, right about when Francis Powers was released back to the US after being shot down. Seems the people at HAWK were good at business at that time.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 02, 2016, 06:37:44 am

The swept-wing version was originally designated YF-96A.

Wasn't aware of that Jon. Always thought that the high 90 series of numbers were the penetration/long range escort fighters. Live and learn, cheers  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 02, 2016, 07:09:39 am
Some of these numbers (98 and 99, IIRC), were also reserved for missiles - I think the BOMARC and also the (later) AIM-4 Falcon.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 02, 2016, 07:10:04 am
Yep, plank-wing (F-84, F-84A to E, F-84G) and swept-wing (F-84F, RF-84F, RF-84K) and various X and Y of both wing types.
The swept-wing version was originally designated YF-96A.

Wasn't the use of an 'extended' F-84 designation a con on the part of the USAF to get funding for a 'development aircraft' rather than something that was almost new?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 02, 2016, 07:24:22 am
Yep, plank-wing (F-84, F-84A to E, F-84G) and swept-wing (F-84F, RF-84F, RF-84K) and various X and Y of both wing types.
The swept-wing version was originally designated YF-96A.

Wasn't the use of an 'extended' F-84 designation a con on the part of the USAF to get funding for a 'development aircraft' rather than something that was almost new?

There's an argument that Supermarine/the RAF did that with the Spitfire. Mk I to FR 47, same aeroplane ???  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 02, 2016, 07:26:49 am
Yep, plank-wing (F-84, F-84A to E, F-84G) and swept-wing (F-84F, RF-84F, RF-84K) and various X and Y of both wing types.
The swept-wing version was originally designated YF-96A.

Wasn't the use of an 'extended' F-84 designation a con on the part of the USAF to get funding for a 'development aircraft' rather than something that was almost new?

There's an argument that Supermarine/the RAF did that with the Spitfire. Mk I to FR 47, same aeroplane ???  :rolleyes:


Hehehehe, dead right!  ;D ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Rheged on September 02, 2016, 07:48:36 am
Yep, plank-wing (F-84, F-84A to E, F-84G) and swept-wing (F-84F, RF-84F, RF-84K) and various X and Y of both wing types.
The swept-wing version was originally designated YF-96A.

Wasn't the use of an 'extended' F-84 designation a con on the part of the USAF to get funding for a 'development aircraft' rather than something that was almost new?

There's an argument that Supermarine/the RAF did that with the Spitfire. Mk I to FR 47, same aeroplane ???  :rolleyes:


Hehehehe, dead right!  ;D ;)

And thus given our esteemed colleague Wooksta  a wide field of operations.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on September 02, 2016, 08:40:14 am
An order from Hannants arrived this morning

2 x 1/144 Revell A-10 Thunderbolt II's Eventually to be built as per the box but also to be used as a set of parts for moulding some engines for a little project I have.

1 x Falcon Triple Conversion V bought mainly for the F4H-1 conversion parts

Gondor

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 02, 2016, 12:25:40 pm
Yep, the old 'it's a derivative' game. In the current day the Super Hornet is probably the best example.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 02, 2016, 02:19:47 pm
I found that my glorious U2 spy plane is missing the main canopy.  Or was it the windscreen...  one of them is missing. I'll either have to track down an aftermarket set or use fruit container plastic or something...   ehhh...   I'm not seeing any on Ebay.  Anyone know who does aftermarket U2 glass?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 02, 2016, 02:35:31 pm
I found that my glorious U2 spy plane is missing the main canopy.  Or was it the windscreen...  one of them is missing. I'll either have to track down an aftermarket set or use fruit container plastic or something...   ehhh...   I'm not seeing any on Ebay.  Anyone know who does aftermarket U2 glass?

Squadron and Falcon both do vacform 1/48 U-2 canopies, the Falcon one being part of their USAF Post 1950 set along with ones for F-106A, F-80, T-33, F-15A, F-5A, F-5E, F-16 and F-100.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 02, 2016, 03:34:39 pm
I can't tell which this is... I ran the numbers and uhh....  According to wiki the U2's wingspan is 103 (feet) wide so I multiplied that by 12 to convert into inches then divided that number by both 48 and 72 and got 25.75 and 17 (and change), respectively. The box says it has a 20 inch wingspan.  Either I'm not doing my math correctly (although I've checked it on models before and it lined up) or the U2 is an oddball size, or the box is full of milarkey. LOL  Googling the kit tells me it's 1/48 so I'm going to assume that's correct and the people who made the canopies know what they're doing. 

Thank you for the tips on canopies, I found one (Squadron) for a bit over $10 U.S. so if I can't come up with the missing one or find a really good alternative method.. I know where it's at.   

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 02, 2016, 03:37:32 pm
An order from Hannants arrived this morning

2 x 1/144 Revell A-10 Thunderbolt II's Eventually to be built as per the box but also to be used as a set of parts for moulding some engines for a little project I have.

1 x Falcon Triple Conversion V bought mainly for the F4H-1 conversion parts

Gondor

Sounds pretty cool! I'll be looking forward to seeing/hearing more about your project. 

That's funny, but looking at an A-10 on Ebay that was missing half of one engine cowling piece is what got me first interested in doing my own moulds and parts. Small world....    ;)  (also a 1/144 joke... heh ... heh...     )
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nick on September 04, 2016, 01:43:42 am
I can't tell which this is... I ran the numbers and uhh....  According to wiki the U2's wingspan is 103 (feet) wide so I multiplied that by 12 to convert into inches then divided that number by both 48 and 72 and got 25.75 and 17 (and change), respectively. The box says it has a 20 inch wingspan.  Either I'm not doing my math correctly (although I've checked it on models before and it lined up) or the U2 is an oddball size, or the box is full of milarkey. LOL  Googling the kit tells me it's 1/48 so I'm going to assume that's correct and the people who made the canopies know what they're doing. 

Thank you for the tips on canopies, I found one (Squadron) for a bit over $10 U.S. so if I can't come up with the missing one or find a really good alternative method.. I know where it's at.

I have found this website useful when working out correct scale sizes: http://jbwid.com/scalcalc.htm  However..... it says your maths is correct!  :lol:
I'd get the kit and measure it. It may be box-scale.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 04, 2016, 02:02:57 am
Shot a Revell Hawker Hunter in 1:72 for EUR 5,- from ev!lbay. W/o box, decals and instructions, but who needs these, anyway...?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Steel Penguin on September 04, 2016, 03:17:59 am
just back from the Wombourne show its around 6 miles away, but a little further today due to marathon traffic  ( lots of runners not ....)
an academy 3 in 1 M113 in 1:35 got  for the crew and Vietnamese foot figures that accompany it
a Tamiya  1:48  T10 JSDF tank kit, for use if /  when I do something Gate inspired.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: ericr on September 04, 2016, 04:11:14 am
W/o box, decals and instructions, but who needs these, anyway...?

 :thumbsup:

(I have loads of unused decals stored ...)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 04, 2016, 06:11:43 am
I can't tell which this is... I ran the numbers and uhh....  According to wiki the U2's wingspan is 103 (feet) wide so I multiplied that by 12 to convert into inches then divided that number by both 48 and 72 and got 25.75 and 17 (and change), respectively. The box says it has a 20 inch wingspan.  Either I'm not doing my math correctly (although I've checked it on models before and it lined up) or the U2 is an oddball size, or the box is full of milarkey. LOL  Googling the kit tells me it's 1/48 so I'm going to assume that's correct and the people who made the canopies know what they're doing. 

Thank you for the tips on canopies, I found one (Squadron) for a bit over $10 U.S. so if I can't come up with the missing one or find a really good alternative method.. I know where it's at.

Roger! I'll do that. I'm curious now myself what's going on with the discrepancies. 

That converter is neat, thanks!   Reports to follow on actually model size....   

I have found this website useful when working out correct scale sizes: http://jbwid.com/scalcalc.htm  However..... it says your maths is correct!  :lol:
I'd get the kit and measure it. It may be box-scale.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 04, 2016, 12:20:38 pm
Hastings in the U.S. is going out of business so got I these both at %40 off for a grand total of $28 after tax:

(http://www.car-model-kit.cz/watermarkimage.ashx?p=/car-model-kit/f-4-_f22-1899__lfbupl-lfbu__pol820.jpg)

Aztec!!!

(http://guideimg.alibaba.com/images/shop/88/11/20/2/revell-1-48-scale-p61-black-widow-model-kit_1831162.jpg)

I've always wanted one of these.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on September 05, 2016, 03:02:50 am
I'm trying to visualise a Black Widow with warp nacelles - A P-1701?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 05, 2016, 05:39:20 am
...and I had the vision of an Enterprise with radials (and maybe a twin tail)?  :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 05, 2016, 09:03:22 am
Hahaha!  You guys are something else!!

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 05, 2016, 01:28:07 pm
An Eduard 72 Spitfire mk IX "Royal Combo" off ebay - 50 notes seems quite reasonable for 4 kits.
 
 ;D

That arrived on friday and much gleeful rubbing of hands was had.  Looking forward to trying out the beer glass!

Off ebay:
Airkit - Seafire 15
Airkit - Seafire 45
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 06, 2016, 02:38:06 pm
Today's lightning raid on Uncle Frank's released an Airfix "Firedog" Beaufighter into my evil clutches, along with some Vampire T.11 decals.  Only wanted them for the Jordanian markings but some of the other options look rather tasty too.  And I have a decent quantity of Airfix Vampires thanks to Home Bargains...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 06, 2016, 03:02:00 pm
Sweet. I wish we had a Home Bargains over here. I need a Vampire for an up coming build for this very message board. Need it sort of fast, too  (I think you guys will get a kick out of it!)

I'm watching one on Ebay and I might try to shoot a "best offer" and hope he accepts it.   There aren't any stores anywhere near here that sell kits and supplies other than Hobby Lobby.  Next closer options involved either a 100 mile or 250 mile round trip to either Texas or Oklahoma City. No thanks! LOL

Nice score on the Beau!!    :lol: That thing is sweet.

(http://2e7fd430838d304f1516-467f5d9f2ca7b7b12f8a116e60ea9c1d.r77.cf3.rackcdn.com/catalog/product/cache/2/image/750x/040ec09b1e35df139433887a97daa66f/a/0/a05043_bristol_beaufighter_tf.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 06, 2016, 03:30:27 pm
The nosecone, fin fillet and torpedo drop tank are going towards a part started one, which I'll look at towards the end of the year.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 06, 2016, 04:25:46 pm
Sounds cool! I'll be happy to have a look when you post about it.   :lol: 

Beaufighters are neat. The look appeals. They remind me of a cab-over tractor trailer with the cockpit so far forward.

You know those plastic birds that will balance on their "beak" on your finger tip?  That could have been a Beaufighter!   ;D

(http://www.hiwtc.com/photo/products/38/01/50/15006.jpg)

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 06, 2016, 11:38:21 pm
An ESCI 1:72 SdKfz. 165 "Hummel" howitzer, to be turned ...into something else.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on September 07, 2016, 11:57:45 am
Four new Airfix Jet Provost T-3's direct from Hornby arrived today.

And one Airfix USAAF bomber support set via Mr Models ebay sales.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 08, 2016, 06:53:30 am
Four new Airfix Jet Provost T-3's direct from Hornby arrived today.

And one Airfix USAAF bomber support set via Mr Models ebay sales.

First thoughts ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 08, 2016, 08:13:04 am
Is the JP3 a new mould kit? I'd never heard of it if it is.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on September 08, 2016, 03:13:51 pm
Is the JP3 a new mould kit? I'd never heard of it if it is.

http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/jet-provost-t-3-t-3a-1-72.html (http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/jet-provost-t-3-t-3a-1-72.html)

Yes Kit they have done a new tool JP3.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 08, 2016, 03:40:26 pm
Thanks for that, it's good news indeed. The old one was WELL past its sell-by date!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 09, 2016, 02:15:14 am
...and Xtradecals offers some nice/exotic options for the JP, too.  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on September 09, 2016, 09:55:30 am
after a long time, i finally got arround to going to the LHS  ;D
came home with a very nice addition to the stash.

-Roden 1/144 C-124A Globemaster II
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: ericr on September 09, 2016, 12:00:00 pm

Renwall Voisin Biplane and Antoinette

I couldn't resist because I remembered its shape appearing in early 20th century paintings

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/Robert_Delaunay,_1913,_L'%C3%89quipe_de_Cardiff,_oil_on_canvas,_326_%C3%97_208_cm,_Mus%C3%A9e_d'Art_Moderne_de_la_ville_de_Paris.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on September 09, 2016, 03:14:43 pm
Four new Airfix Jet Provost T-3's direct from Hornby arrived today.

And one Airfix USAAF bomber support set via Mr Models ebay sales.

First thoughts ?

First thoughts? hmmm well from the first look at the spues. It looks like its going to be a sweet kit to build.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on September 10, 2016, 04:21:34 am
Four new Airfix Jet Provost T-3's direct from Hornby arrived today.

And one Airfix USAAF bomber support set via Mr Models ebay sales.

First thoughts ?

First thoughts? hmmm well from the first look at the spues. It looks like its going to be a sweet kit to build.

And the USAAF set?  I like the look of the tanker.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on September 12, 2016, 02:42:24 am
Just received from ebay

2 x 1/72 scale Novo Fairly Firefly Mk1 kits. Should qualify for the Old Kit Group Build.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on September 12, 2016, 02:54:06 am
At last a second-hand copy of ' The Air Staff and AEW'.
1/72
Freightdog Models BAC Lightning VG wings
Frog Avro Shackleton MR3
Revell spare parts for the A400M Atlas
CC-130 & CC-129 Dakota decals
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: ericr on September 12, 2016, 05:12:17 am

Italeri 1/48 TR-1A/B

which is actually a U2 (which should make PR19_kit envious), with a two-seats version looking charmingly funny

I might try to smoothly remove the wing pods, to make them look even longer

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on September 12, 2016, 05:54:46 am
back home from a  weekend at the Sanicole Airshow  :thumbsup:
2 new additions:

-Mistercraft 1/72 Breguet Br.693 B2
-Revell 1/144 Mig-29A "The Swifts"
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 12, 2016, 06:05:24 am

-Mistercraft 1/72 Breguet Br.693 B2


Interesting. Any idea what you intend to do with it ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on September 12, 2016, 11:25:06 am
Four new Airfix Jet Provost T-3's direct from Hornby arrived today.

And one Airfix USAAF bomber support set via Mr Models ebay sales.

First thoughts ?

First thoughts? hmmm well from the first look at the spues. It looks like its going to be a sweet kit to build.

And the USAAF set?  I like the look of the tanker.

havent looked to closely at that, as theres a lot of plastic in that box. But looks like it will be a good build, when ever i get around to building it.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on September 13, 2016, 03:58:14 am
Thanks Martin.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on September 14, 2016, 12:39:10 pm
1/72 Mach Breguet Br.1150 Atlantic
1/72 RVHP Fairchild Swearingen Metro III AEW
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on September 14, 2016, 06:13:23 pm
Academy 1/48 P-38F "Glacier Girl". I've wanted to build it since before the restoration was finished. Definitely OOB.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 14, 2016, 11:38:04 pm
Shot a Heller 1:72 Saab 32 Lansen on ebay for EUR 13,-, and from Poland a reconnaissance variant conversion set (turret with some add-ons) for a whiffy  German Panzer '46 is on its way.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Old Wombat on September 15, 2016, 04:09:30 am
On their way to the Wombat hole:

Mostly accessories, all 1/35;

Live Resin
M1911 - M1911A1 .45 Automatic Colt Pistol in Shoulder Holster & Pouches with Spare Mags
Colt M45A1 M1070CQBP MARSOC .45 Pistol in Sherpa Holster
Colt M45A1 M1070CQBP MARSOC .45 Pistol, Slide Catch and Hammer Ready Version
M1911A1 .45 Automatic Colt Pistol 1926 with Slide Catch and Hammer Ready Version
M1911 - M1911A1 .45 Automatic Colt Pistol in Empty Holster & Pouches with Spare Mags

Masterbox
British Jeep Crew (5 figures)
Modern UK Infantrymen Present Day (5 Figures)
British Soldiers Tank Riders (5 figures)

Italeri
WWII US 1/4 ton 4x4 Ambulance Jeep

Griffon Model

.303in(7.7mm) Vickers MG w/Twin Mountings for WWII British MTBs/MGBs for Italeri

Legend
S.A.S Land Rover Pink Panther Update and Stowage set for Tamiya kit #35076

Black Dog
Australian Equipment Accessories Set
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on September 15, 2016, 08:32:36 am
Picked up from Argos this afternoon an ebay purchase.

1 x 1/72 Airfix Bristol Beaufighter TF.10 to be almost straight O.O.B. as I will probably change the aircraft flown in Operation Firedog

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 15, 2016, 10:53:19 am
The last kit I will be buying for a long while (truck got struck by lightning or near struck and fried the engine computer, going to cost a few hundred to fix...lightning!!! Go figure), but, MAN, what a kit to go out on. One of my most sought after if not the most sought after; C 5 Galaxy gives it a run for its money but between it and this one for sure. 

(http://ristits.at/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/T-37-B-Willie-Hasegawa.jpg)

I grew up watching these fly around pretty much every day of the year. This kit happens to be from the same group of planes that I would see that would fly out of Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, Texas (the T-38s). I live in Lawton, Oklahoma which is 50 miles N/NE and home of a giant army artillery base and army airfield (this army airfield is less than a mile and a half away from my house and I used to watch the aforementioned Galaxies do "touch and goes" on it... again, almost every day back in the 80's and through the mid 90's  These huge galaxies would fly by less than 6 blocks away and probably about 500 feet AGL, flippin amazing.. they are so big it made it look like they were barely moving and people would always talk about how they were worried one would simply fall out of the sky). ..............  AHEM....Anyway, I guess their training routine (T37s and T38s) would bring them up here to fly around Ft. Sill a bit then back down across the river to Texas. For me... along with the C5 Galaxies; watching these things fly around was always a "stop what you are doing and watch them fly" type of deal. I never understood people that would just ignore cool plans flying over head. It always brought me a lot of joy. I once got to look around a cockpit of one at an air show back in the day at the AFB the Galaxies flew from (Altus AFB in Oklahoma, 60 miles due West). I HAD TO HAVE THIS KIT!!  Now.... I do!

Special thanks to Librarian for finding the kit. 

It arrived in good shape all the way across the Atlantic ocean via Royal air mail.

I hope you enjoyed my long winded story, I don't see many "stories" in this thread but this being my "holy grail" or "white whale" as it were, I couldn't just NOT tell a story.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 15, 2016, 04:39:58 pm
Ebay...  Another Eduard Spitfire mk IX Royal Combo.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 16, 2016, 11:19:31 am
I found that my glorious U2 spy plane is missing the main canopy.  Or was it the windscreen...  one of them is missing. I'll either have to track down an aftermarket set or use fruit container plastic or something...   ehhh...   I'm not seeing any on Ebay.  Anyone know who does aftermarket U2 glass?

Squadron and Falcon both do vacform 1/48 U-2 canopies, the Falcon one being part of their USAF Post 1950 set along with ones for F-106A, F-80, T-33, F-15A, F-5A, F-5E, F-16 and F-100.

Back again for a question about these canopy sets. I looked at my U2 again and I have the canopy but not the windscreen.  Looking at pictures of the Squadron and Falcon sets I can't tell if they have both or just the canopy. It sort of LOOKS like both, but, I can't tell. Knowing how vacuform is done the stuff that "might be" the windsrcreen could just be the half of unusable material on the end of the canopy piece. 

The Falcon sets:
(http://www.rollmodels.net/ninbox/details/falconusjets/falconcanopies.jpg)

Squadron:
(http://www.squadron.com/v/vspfiles/photos/SQ9635-3.jpg)

Two canopies? I'd rather have one canopy and one windscreen...  or, when they say "canopy" do they mean both? Surely they wouldn't make one without the other?  I'm not all too familiar with after market accessories so any advisement would be appreciated.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TallEng on September 16, 2016, 12:59:11 pm
If anybody wants to grow their stash with Airfix's new mold Jet Provost T.3
Hattons of liverpool have got them on pre-order for 4 of your English pounds :o
(Four for me then) :thumbsup: at that price it would be criminal not to.....

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 16, 2016, 01:39:13 pm

Back again for a question about these canopy sets. I looked at my U2 again and I have the canopy but not the windscreen.  Looking at pictures of the Squadron and Falcon sets I can't tell if they have both or just the canopy. It sort of LOOKS like both, but, I can't tell. Knowing how vacuform is done the stuff that "might be" the windsrcreen could just be the half of unusable material on the end of the canopy piece. 

Two canopies? I'd rather have one canopy and one windscreen...  or, when they say "canopy" do they mean both? Surely they wouldn't make one without the other?  I'm not all too familiar with after market accessories so any advisement would be appreciated.

The Falcon sets definitely include windscreens and canopies.

I have lots of them, albeit in 1/72, but every single one has both parts included. I've got a few Squadron sets too, and they have both bits included, but I must admit that pic of the 1/48 Squadron 'canopy' doesn't look as if it includes the windscreen.  :unsure:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 16, 2016, 02:06:15 pm

Back again for a question about these canopy sets. I looked at my U2 again and I have the canopy but not the windscreen.  Looking at pictures of the Squadron and Falcon sets I can't tell if they have both or just the canopy. It sort of LOOKS like both, but, I can't tell. Knowing how vacuform is done the stuff that "might be" the windsrcreen could just be the half of unusable material on the end of the canopy piece. 

Two canopies? I'd rather have one canopy and one windscreen...  or, when they say "canopy" do they mean both? Surely they wouldn't make one without the other?  I'm not all too familiar with after market accessories so any advisement would be appreciated.

The Falcon sets definitely include windscreens and canopies.

I have lots of them, albeit in 1/72, but every single one has both parts included. I've got a few Squadron sets too, and they have both bits included, but I must admit that pic of the 1/48 Squadron 'canopy' doesn't look as if it includes the windscreen.  :unsure:

Yeah, strange, right?  I wish I could see them outside of the plastic packaging. I'm thinking I'll save up and get that Falcon set as I'm definitely doing an F-100 soon and the the combined price of them all is pretty low considering I saw them on the ol' Ebay for ~$20.   

EDIT: Hold on, I just tried to read the words on the Squadron set and it mentions a template for "painting inside the rear section" of the canopy. Deductive reasoning leads me to believe that there should be a forward section if there is a rear section...

Looking at this photo, it would seem to indicate that they are talking about the black L-shaped sort of stuff toward the rear on the inside of the canopy.
(http://hsfeatures.com/features04/images/U-2S_3-Finish-09.jpg)

So, it would seem it has both because I can definitely tell which is the canopy part and the stuff in front has to be the windscreen and not just "excess" as I posited earlier. 

Or... I'm blowing smoke up my own back side...  problem is on the area that seems like it should be the windcsreen I don't see any frame detail. 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Steel Penguin on September 17, 2016, 04:15:13 am
a second MPC 22" eagle   yessss   the question is what to do it as?
post alan carter crash?  that would make people cry I think  :wacko:  or some of the other ideas ive thrown round before ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Chaos on September 17, 2016, 06:48:30 am
New at my Stash.
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0007njl0hpe1qs.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Chris Payne on September 17, 2016, 10:05:33 am
Popped over to Halifax Modellers World this morning for some airbrush cleaner. Got a couple of the brand new Airfix 1/72 Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.3's too.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 17, 2016, 11:23:38 am
New at my Stash.
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0007njl0hpe1qs.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)

Awesome. What are these Japanese ones?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on September 18, 2016, 04:47:12 am
New at my Stash.
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0007njl0hpe1qs.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)

Awesome. What are these Japanese ones?

Yeah, I like the look of the yellow one.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 18, 2016, 05:59:21 am


Yeah, I like the look of the yellow one.

The yellow one reminds me of the Luft 46 Daimler Benz Carrier
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 19, 2016, 02:27:38 am
These are rather small, vintage mecha kits from Gundam - I have the red one in the stash as donation fodder, too.
The yellow one is a robot transporter (the box under the belly is a "hangar").
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 19, 2016, 01:10:26 pm
Bought from BigCat Modelismo, Airfix 1/72 Spitfire F.22 and Revell 1/72 F-22A Raptor, bought on ebay a few days ago, a Emhar 1/72 FJ-4 Fury and a Revell Snap-tite F-22... :wacko:
Snagged at the last moment today, also on ebay, a Revell 1/72 F-16B for the decent total of 14.50€! :thumbsup: Since they're out of production at the moment, i thought it'd be better to get a second one for future projects. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on September 19, 2016, 02:31:58 pm
A mate gave me a balsa model his Dad never got around to finishing: a Guillow's 1/28 B-24D. She's a big 'un.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 19, 2016, 02:49:29 pm
A mate gave me a balsa model his Dad never got around to finishing: a Guillow's 1/28 B-24D. She's a big 'un.

Jeepers, a 1/28 B-24?  :o

Is it rubber powered like many Guillows or what?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: major on September 19, 2016, 05:24:33 pm
A mate gave me a balsa model his Dad never got around to finishing: a Guillow's 1/28 B-24D. She's a big 'un.

Jeepers, a 1/28 B-24?  :o

Is it rubber powered like many Guillows or what?

Thats going to be one BIG piece of knicker elastic!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 19, 2016, 06:23:19 pm
From ebay:

AZ/KP Spitfire IX "Destination Prague" - tha AZ Joypack with a new sprue and decals for a shedload of Czech aircraft.

AZ/KP Spitfire Vb

From some Swedish site - decals for Swedish Mustangs, although they'll be going onto Spitfires.  Naturally.

Plus some primer, silver paint and sanding pads from Halfords
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on September 20, 2016, 01:32:38 pm
1/72 Academy KB-29P ; the flying boom to be used with a Heller Lockheed Super-G Constellation. The B-29 will become a troop transporter or period airliner.
1/72 B-52 landing gear with wheels. Ideal for making my flying boats into amphibious aircraft!
Revell Rotodyne, will get the Freightdog  deflated search water radome added to the kit.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on September 20, 2016, 03:50:05 pm
It's a display model, but man is it big!!! Where to find 1/28 B-24M RAAF decals?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitnut617 on September 20, 2016, 06:09:14 pm
Where to find 1/28 B-24M RAAF decals?

I'd contact these guys, they should be right near you

http://www.oldmodelsdecals.com/
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on September 21, 2016, 03:09:50 pm
I hadn't even thought about John, good idea!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on September 23, 2016, 03:02:48 am
It's arrived!  My remaining aircraft holy grail kit.

From a very nice man on Evil-Bay I have received a 1/72 Bandai NAMC YS-11.
Its the last release, JASDF maritime search scheme, and so was nowhere as expensive as the original Imai piedmont airlines version is.
I have no idea why I had to have one of these.  I saw one on Evil-Bay a couple of years ago, didn't bid and instantly regretted it.  I then couldn't find another until Expo last year where I missed one by a fraction of a second - I reached for it and someone else picked it up.
(https://s1.scalemates.com/products/img/8/4/3/194843-12218-45-pristine.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 23, 2016, 03:09:11 am
Oooh, nice one Fred.  :thumbsup:

Does that version come with the transparent fuselage half that's in the Piedmont Airlines moulding?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on September 23, 2016, 04:11:15 am
No.   Fuselage is moulded in blue with the rest in white and tinted windows.  No internal detail except a full length floor.
I didn't know they did one with a clear half.  I presume it had an interior given that they wanted you to look at the inside?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 23, 2016, 05:00:17 am
No.   Fuselage is moulded in blue with the rest in white and tinted windows.  No internal detail except a full length floor.
I didn't know they did one with a clear half.  I presume it had an interior given that they wanted you to look at the inside?

Yes, it does, but it's nothing special. Bags of scope for detailing if that's your thing.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on September 23, 2016, 07:47:01 am
Very interesting kit Fred, not seen one of those, and I have a soft spot for turbo prop stuff, so something worth looking out for  :thumbsup:.
Arrived from Model hobbies via Ebay today, Heller 1/72 nd scale AMX 13/105. I have done a previous version of this tank, and changed the crappy looking gun barrel for a spare one from an M-60, makes it look a bit better at least. Not looked into this kit as yet, but I am hoping the 105 mm gun has better detail, so it can stay. Both tanks will be part of a marine assault battalion once I get my finger out and finish the vessel they will be transported in.
Chris. 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 23, 2016, 08:59:49 am
That thing is sweet.  Adding it to the list of kits I want...


Reminds me a bit of these:
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/dREAAOSwuAVWwoi1/s-l500.jpg)

Which I've also been looking for.  ATR 42. 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitnut617 on September 23, 2016, 09:04:43 am
It's arrived!  My remaining aircraft holy grail kit.

From a very nice man on Evil-Bay I have received a 1/72 Bandai NAMC YS-11.


Interestingly, I saw one at YYC today (I mean a real one). At first I though it was an Andover but then the fin looked wrong. It had PetroCanada markings
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitnut617 on September 24, 2016, 03:31:54 pm
It's arrived!  My remaining aircraft holy grail kit.

From a very nice man on Evil-Bay I have received a 1/72 Bandai NAMC YS-11.


Interestingly, I saw one at YYC today (I mean a real one). At first I though it was an Andover but then the fin looked wrong. It had PetroCanada markings

Well I got that well and truly wrong, what I saw is nether of the above, it's actually a Grumman G-159 Gulfstream 1 ( a baby Andover/YS-11), specifically this one

(not my photo though, found it on the internet)

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/YYC/petro%20canada%20g-159-gulfstream-1_zpsihxevpx1.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/YYC/petro%20canada%20g-159-gulfstream-1_zpsihxevpx1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 24, 2016, 03:39:50 pm
From Uncle Frank:
Airfix Spitfire mk IIa/Va
Airfix Martlet/Wildcat (bought for the decals)
Xtradecal Vampire Trainers (for the Lebanese markings but the rest are useful)
Xtradecal Hunter F6 (for the Jordanian markings but the rest of the markings are nice)
Xtradecal Spitfire mk Is
Max Decal Fouga Magisters (again, for the Lebanese markings)

From ebay:
Sword Spitfire mk XIVe bubbletop
Airfix Spitfire mk Ia
Airfix Spitfire mk IIa/Va

Plus the three sets of Swedish Mustang decals arrived.  Looks like me small Swedish section of The Plan just got that tad bigger...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 25, 2016, 05:20:11 am
From yesterday's Farnborough show.

1/72 Avis Grigrovich IP-1. This will be either Chinese Nationalist or Spanish Republican.

1/72 Special Hobby P-47M Thunderbolt. This is the Academy kit with lots of added bells and whistles. Probably end up real as I've always fancied one of those two tone blue upper camouflaged aircraft.

Whilst looking for some RNIEAF transfers on Paul the decal mans stand (he really should go in for Mastermind with his specialist subject being Decal Sheets of the World) found a usefull sheet of Polish national markings by Techmod which suits my WWII begins on 1/9/40 scenario, plus also a small sheet by Propagteam of Russian Liberation Army markings for their 109 G 10's. However I have other plans for the RLA shields. Didn't get my RNEIAF markings though.

Also got some tools, brushes and paints. Although no one was stocking Humbrol and I need Matt Black. 3 outlets in Croydon and it's out of stock in all 3  :banghead: Been using one of those small pots you get with the starter kits. May have to get some semi gloss.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on September 25, 2016, 01:30:20 pm
From todays IPMS Brampton show. As usual all 72nd scale

Modelsvit M-17 Mystic A.
Lift here IAR-99C Soim. Jet trainer (resin kit)
Lift heer RFB FT600 Fan trainer. (resin kit)

From brother Narses, delivered via the venrable Mike McEvoy.
two Trumpeter Westland Wyvern S-4's

From Colin (Freightdog). Another set of Lightning VG wings.

From Allycat (and not yet released for general sale)
two Lightning conversion sets to do any of the English Electric P-1B configurations. ( I hope the belly parts fit better that their F-1/2/3 conversion belly tank)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 25, 2016, 01:56:28 pm
Snaffled on ebay:

Airkit Spitfire F22
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Old Wombat on September 25, 2016, 08:18:00 pm
In the mail today:

1 x 1/35 AFV Club LTV-4
1 x 1/35 MiniArt British Bantam 40
1 x 1/35 Verlinden US Tank crew (Iraq)

1 x 1/48 Aussie Decals F/A-18 Hornets - RAAF, 77 Sqn, Avalon Air Show 2007
1 x 1/72 Aussie Decals F/A-18 Hornets - RAAF, 77 Sqn, Avalon Air Show 2007 (some of these will be used on the Scimitar)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 26, 2016, 05:12:35 am
Shot an 1:72 Italeri B-57G on ev!lbay for just EUR 3,-.  :angel:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on September 26, 2016, 06:01:42 am
Arrived this morning the RVHP 1/72 Fairchild Swearingen Tp88 Metro III/AEW.
The Erickson Erieye radar is: 5 and a quarter inches long/134mm, a quarter of an inch wide/6mm and a half inch tall/12mm.
 Should fit on the back of a Grumman E-2 Hawkeye or Jetstream, might go for the HS 125.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on September 26, 2016, 07:11:48 am
Picked up an Ebay win earlier

1 x 1/72 Airfix BAE Systems Hawk

That makes seven Airfix Hawk 100 series kits and one Italeri/Model Alliance kit, now I just have to build them!

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on September 26, 2016, 10:37:08 am
From the latest Home Bargains feeding frenzy, the following Lindberg kits for a paltry £2 each:

2 x 1/144th Rockwell B1 Bomber
2 x 1/48th Douglas X-3 Stiletto
2 x 1/72nd Heinkel He-100
2 x 1/72nd Schwimmwagen & Kettenkrad
1 x 1/72nd TWO Messerschmitt Me-163 Komets in one box
1 x 1/72nd Dornier Do-335
1 x 1/72nd Henschel HS-129B
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on September 26, 2016, 12:01:08 pm
Yesterday I was in Cambridgeshire for the Brampton show.
Today I was in Bolton to attend the funeral of Geoff B's (Thorvic) father.

Geoff had tipped me off that I could pass his local Home bargins branch on my way to his place via a 2 minuet detour to my usual route..............................

I left the store with 5 kits.

2 Dornier 335's
2 Heinkel 100's
and 1 Heinkel 162.

There were a few others of possible interest to me, but I held off.
Tomorrow I will visit the two local branches to me before work to see if I can strike lucky and pick up a few HH-3's
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 26, 2016, 01:14:57 pm
The Lindberg kits were never particularly accurate, but the Me 163 is completely way off - when they did the kit, they measured the Japanese Komet at Chino and the resulting kit is better use as a Japanese one.

There's nothing I'd like in the range, although I have fond memories of building the Me 163, He 100 and He 162.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on September 26, 2016, 01:18:35 pm
The Lindberg kits were never particularly accurate, but the Me 163 is completely way off - when they did the kit, they measured the Japanese Komet at Chino and the resulting kit is better use as a Japanese one.

There's nothing I'd like in the range, although I have fond memories of building the Me 163, He 100 and He 162.

Couldn't care less: they're just cheap 'Lego' for what if builds as far as I'm concerned. :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 26, 2016, 01:26:20 pm
Bought from BigCat Modelismo, Airfix 1/72 Spitfire F.22 and Revell 1/72 F-22A Raptor, bought on ebay a few days ago, a Emhar 1/72 FJ-4 Fury and a Revell Snap-tite F-22... :wacko:
Snagged at the last moment today, also on ebay, a Revell 1/72 F-16B for the decent total of 14.50€! :thumbsup: Since they're out of production at the moment, i thought it'd be better to get a second one for future projects. :thumbsup:

The Revell F-22 snaptite kit was delivered on Friday, today was the F-16B.  :thumbsup:
On Saturday i ordered a few more DSI intake sets from Lonestar resin parts from Japan, and after that, went out to my LHS for some supplies, 4 Tamiya colors, a 6mm tape refill, a 180ml gray primer spray can and 2 thin hand brushes... oh, and the Airfix 1/72 Bf-109E-4 came home with me... :angel:
Also, just bought on the bay was the Tamiya 1/72 AV-8B, to use some of the decals on my Portuguese Marines' Harrier and the rest is whif fodder.
Last, but not least, directly from Caracal decals, a 1/48 Dark Vipers and a 1/72 Next generation Vipers sheet for future builds, both whif and real world.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: proditor on September 27, 2016, 10:01:05 am
I've actually been completing stuff lately, so SWMBO said I was allowed to add some stuff to the stash.   :thumbsup:

1/520 Lindberg Fleet Oiler Kennebec
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Green Dragon on September 27, 2016, 11:50:32 pm
Forget to say I got an Airfix 1/48th Sea Harrier FRS.1 from my Brother for my Birthday a couple of weeks ago, probably real world Falklands War.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on September 28, 2016, 08:46:09 am
Nothing for the stash as such today, but I did pick up a cheap airbrush for £6 in a discount store, as well as some neat little 'scrapers' which are really single-edge razor-blades in plastic holders at £1 for four.

Now before somebody says it, I'm sure the airbrush is indeed crappy quality, however for £6 I can afford to keep it for varnish spraying, which a) keeps the stuff away from my good airbrush and b) gets me away from using dodgy spray cans. It's an external mix type airbrush too, so there isn't even a fragile needle to clean.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on September 28, 2016, 01:29:14 pm
Today arrived My Model collect, T-64 model 1972 in 1/72nd scale. As with the other tank kits I have, it is very well detailed, but this one has a plastic hull instead of the die cast metal one of the others I have built. This is the gold edition kit and comes with 2 different plastic gun barrels and also a turned brass one too, as well as some P.E, and rubber tracks as well as the plastic individual tracks. Also there is a sprue with 3 different turret bases, these I am sure could fit on the spare T-54/55 turrets I have, so there could be another mongrel ex soviet era tank on its way.
Cheers
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 29, 2016, 06:08:17 am
Nothing for the stash as such today, but I did pick up a cheap airbrush for £6 in a discount store,

Now before somebody says it, I'm sure the airbrush is indeed crappy quality, however for £6 I can afford to keep it for varnish spraying, which a) keeps the stuff away from my good airbrush and b) gets me away from using dodgy spray cans. It's an external mix type airbrush too, so there isn't even a fragile needle to clean.

Often thought of doing the same thing I must admit
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on September 29, 2016, 10:52:52 am
Couple more Home Bargains Lindbergs today:

1/32nd Gee-Bee Racer
1/72nd He-100

Nothing for the stash as such today, but I did pick up a cheap airbrush for £6 in a discount store,

Now before somebody says it, I'm sure the airbrush is indeed crappy quality, however for £6 I can afford to keep it for varnish spraying, which a) keeps the stuff away from my good airbrush and b) gets me away from using dodgy spray cans. It's an external mix type airbrush too, so there isn't even a fragile needle to clean.

Often thought of doing the same thing I must admit

I'll get you one if you want...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: proditor on September 30, 2016, 06:39:04 pm
Some more stuff thanks to the Dragon Autumn sale.

Dragon 1/700 U.S.S. Chicago CG-11
Dragon 1/700 H.M.S. Antelope Type 21 Frigate
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: pirx on October 01, 2016, 04:23:44 am

Arrived yesterday:

(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2016/10/i38218boocff.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i38218boocff.html)


Thinking about an Imperial Shuttle from the Star Wars universe.


(http://www.starwarsnewsnet.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/krenics-shuttle-768x1024.jpg)

http://www.starwarsnewsnet.com/2016/07/rogue-one-a-star-wars-story-costumes-panel.html
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 01, 2016, 05:28:16 am
That Seashadow reminds me of the CSS Merrimac
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: pirx on October 01, 2016, 05:42:29 am

The CSS Merrimac looks like a steampunk Seashadow.  &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on October 01, 2016, 02:41:06 pm
Two more Lindberg 1/144th B-1s from Home Bargains.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Captain Canada on October 01, 2016, 03:18:11 pm
Finally bought somat....Stopped at Dean's in Ossawa, MI and came out with a Fujimi TA-4F ! Never seen or heard of it so pretty excited to open the box.

 :thumbsup:

EDIT : Aw man it's 48th scale !  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 02, 2016, 12:42:25 am

EDIT : Aw man it's 48th scale !  :banghead:

Look before you leap Capt  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on October 02, 2016, 07:35:21 am
1/72 Airfix BAe Nimrod MR2P already started kit.
1/72 AMT XB-70
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Old Wombat on October 02, 2016, 07:59:21 am
Finally bought somat....Stopped at Dean's in Ossawa, MI and came out with a Fujimi TA-4F ! Never seen or heard of it so pretty excited to open the box.

 :thumbsup:

EDIT : Aw man it's 48th scale !  :banghead:

What's wrong with 1/48th scale? Hmmm? :unsure:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 02, 2016, 11:42:06 am
Finally bought somat....Stopped at Dean's in Ossawa, MI and came out with a Fujimi TA-4F ! Never seen or heard of it so pretty excited to open the box.

 :thumbsup:

EDIT : Aw man it's 48th scale !  :banghead:

What's wrong with 1/48th scale? Hmmm? :unsure:

It's not 1/72 scale, simples..............  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Captain Canada on October 02, 2016, 02:14:16 pm
lol too true Chris ! And nowt wrong with the scale, other than it's not 72nd, but I thought it would look rather lovely parked beside a few airfix examples. Have any of you guys seen the kit ? The box is tiny ! Excellent box art as well

(https://s1.scalemates.com/products/img/9/0/2/631902-11185-76-pristine.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 02, 2016, 02:19:46 pm
Has anyone done a 2 seat A-4 in 1/72?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Snowtrooper on October 02, 2016, 02:36:22 pm
Has anyone done a 2 seat A-4 in 1/72?
Hasegawa has TA-4J and OA-4M and Italeri also has OA-4M in One True Scale™:
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/946159-hasegawa-613-oa-4m-skyhawk
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/144275-italeri-165-oa-4m-outlaws
EDIT: Wait, Fujimi also has TA-4F/J and OA-4M kits in 1:72!
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/128467-fujimi-f-25-ta-4j-f-skyhawk
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 02, 2016, 02:39:19 pm
Great, thanks for that.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Captain Canada on October 02, 2016, 03:12:52 pm
Lots of 'em out there ! Cheers.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: strobez on October 02, 2016, 05:39:58 pm
I didn't mean to do it, really! I just went to Neighbor Hobby on the weekend intending to grab a single bottle of Tamiya Acrylic and walked out with both the new tooling of Airfix's DH.82a Tiger Moth (https://www.scalemates.com/kits/259009-airfix-a01025-de-havilland-dh-82a-tiger-moth) AND the Revell boxing of Heller's Arado Ar 196 A-3 (https://www.scalemates.com/kits/102214-revell-03994-ar-196-a-3).

I don't know how it happened... But now I've got two more Tintin-themed builds in the works. I should stay away from the Internet... It fills my head with ideas and empties my wallet.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Rick Lowe on October 02, 2016, 07:44:54 pm
I should stay away from the Internet... It fills my head with ideas and empties my wallet.

LOL! How true!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on October 03, 2016, 02:08:44 am
lol too true Chris ! And nowt wrong with the scale, other than it's not 72nd, but I thought it would look rather lovely parked beside a few airfix examples. Have any of you guys seen the kit ? The box is tiny ! Excellent box art as well

(https://s1.scalemates.com/products/img/9/0/2/631902-11185-76-pristine.jpg)

The large 1/48 in bold red letters right there on the lid is a dead giveaway... :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 03, 2016, 04:26:26 am
Another ebay win, and all in the same package:

2 Millenium tooling MPM Spitfire PR19s
1 Kopro Spitfire mk IX (tbh, useless as even spares, given the volume and quality in AZ and Eduard kits)
1 "Uknown" bagged Spitfire mk IX (however, my experienced eye recognised it as the newish tool Airfix mk IXc)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Old Wombat on October 03, 2016, 08:50:13 am
Finally bought somat....Stopped at Dean's in Ossawa, MI and came out with a Fujimi TA-4F ! Never seen or heard of it so pretty excited to open the box.

 :thumbsup:

EDIT : Aw man it's 48th scale !  :banghead:

What's wrong with 1/48th scale? Hmmm? :unsure:

It's not 1/72 scale, simples..............  ;D

Except that that's what's right with it! :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on October 03, 2016, 05:07:25 pm
Has anyone done a 2 seat A-4 in 1/72?
Hasegawa has TA-4J and OA-4M and Italeri also has OA-4M in One True Scale™:
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/946159-hasegawa-613-oa-4m-skyhawk
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/144275-italeri-165-oa-4m-outlaws
EDIT: Wait, Fujimi also has TA-4F/J and OA-4M kits in 1:72!
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/128467-fujimi-f-25-ta-4j-f-skyhawk

I've got the Hasegawa and Fujimi TA-4s and the Italeri OA-4M. They're all pretty decent. The Hasegawa one is particularly useful since it has lots of extra bits in it, including a single-seater bulged spine and various stores.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on October 04, 2016, 01:52:54 am
Has anyone done a 2 seat A-4 in 1/72?
Hasegawa has TA-4J and OA-4M and Italeri also has OA-4M in One True Scale™:
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/946159-hasegawa-613-oa-4m-skyhawk
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/144275-italeri-165-oa-4m-outlaws
EDIT: Wait, Fujimi also has TA-4F/J and OA-4M kits in 1:72!
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/128467-fujimi-f-25-ta-4j-f-skyhawk

I've got the Hasegawa and Fujimi TA-4s and the Italeri OA-4M. They're all pretty decent. The Hasegawa one is particularly useful since it has lots of extra bits in it, including a single-seater bulged spine and various stores.

I'm about to bid on a Hasegawa TA-4J on Evil-Bay.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 04, 2016, 08:05:35 am
An impulse buy, no idea why ? Was in WH Smiths' Modelzone franchise and they had a sole Airfix Lightning F6 in stock, so I bought it  ;D. I don't think I've ever built a Lightning, if I did it would have been the old Hasegawa/Frog one back in the 60's ?

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on October 04, 2016, 08:27:38 am
Received today but purchased only a day or so ago on ebay

1 x 1/72 Heller Spitfire Mk.XVI to be used as parts for a Firefly build on the Old Kit GB

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Rheged on October 04, 2016, 02:15:54 pm
Home Bargains Hereford today sold me a Lindberg  X3 Stiletto 1/48 scale and the Me163 double pack in 1/72.

 The X3 may become a 1/48 Miles M76 high supersonic test aircraft....the one that followed on from the M52..............or perhaps a 1/144 passenger aircraft.............or even a British answer to the space shuttle.

 The Me163s will perhaps be 1946 "AIRMIN" aircraft on display at Farnborough, or raspberry ripple, or Italian Fascist air force in 1943, or Luftwaffe markings with hastily overpainted US or Russian or ???????????????  ID


Or perhaps they will be something else entirely!!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on October 04, 2016, 03:30:10 pm
Has anyone done a 2 seat A-4 in 1/72?
Hasegawa has TA-4J and OA-4M and Italeri also has OA-4M in One True Scale™:
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/946159-hasegawa-613-oa-4m-skyhawk
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/144275-italeri-165-oa-4m-outlaws
EDIT: Wait, Fujimi also has TA-4F/J and OA-4M kits in 1:72!
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/128467-fujimi-f-25-ta-4j-f-skyhawk

I've got the Hasegawa and Fujimi TA-4s and the Italeri OA-4M. They're all pretty decent. The Hasegawa one is particularly useful since it has lots of extra bits in it, including a single-seater bulged spine and various stores.

I'm about to bid on a Hasegawa TA-4J on Evil-Bay.
I have built a few of the Italeri OA-4m's for both the US navy/marines, and done a couple for the Honduras air force. The y are nice kits to build too. I also have sat in the stash two different versions of the Fujimi TA-4, not sure what mark/version they are, but they are also going to be Honduran.I have a soft spot for the little fella as they can sure punch above their weight in a scrap.
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on October 04, 2016, 06:30:31 pm
An impulse buy, no idea why ? Was in WH Smiths' Modelzone franchise and they had a sole Airfix Lightning F6 in stock, so I bought it  ;D. I don't think I've ever built a Lightning, if I did it would have been the old Hasegawa/Frog one back in the 60's ?

Well now you can go made with Freightdog bits.... ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on October 05, 2016, 01:41:28 pm
More Lindbergs from the £2 sale:

2 x Sdkfz.7 halftracks with quad 20mm AAA - changed my mind on these since although the moulding's awful for accuracy, they'd make good-looking sci-fi/fictional weapons

2 x Vought Kingfishers - floats for the float box, the advantage in this case being that the kit can be built with the wheeled undercarriage too.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on October 05, 2016, 01:57:15 pm
Just bought a pair of Tamiya 1/700 HMS Rodney's to go with the one I bought today, why because they will be used to complete the 1/700 G3 Invincible class 1921 Battlecruiser and the N3 St Andrew 1921 Battleship hulls I have also acquired  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: sandiego89 on October 05, 2016, 05:16:09 pm
Please no Snarky comments on my latest addition.  $15.99 US at my local bargain store- always wanted one.

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa360/sandiego89/DSCF1504_zps4elmemk6.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 05, 2016, 06:30:01 pm
Sweet... and comes with all the neat stuff! 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 06, 2016, 02:38:39 am
What scale is the Lindberg Snark? Pretty large as I recall.....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: JayBee on October 06, 2016, 03:26:09 am
1/48 if my memory is correct.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 06, 2016, 01:43:32 pm
1/48 if my memory is correct.

Jeppers, that's got to be BIG!  :o

A pity no-one did a 1/72 scale Snark.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on October 06, 2016, 01:51:24 pm
1/48 if my memory is correct.

Jeppers, that's got to be BIG!  :o

A pity no-one did a 1/72 scale Snark.

Monogram did a 1/80th scale one.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: sandiego89 on October 06, 2016, 02:52:43 pm
Yes, the Lindburg Snark kit is 1/48- at least the box says so!

-Dave
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on October 06, 2016, 05:15:29 pm
While waiting for a bunch of stuff to arrive, i went on the prowl for some more innocent plastic... The result was that i won an auction on ebay and, on it's way from the UK, is a Testors 1/72 YF-23!  ;D
Again, like when i won both Monogram F-16XL kits, i found it strange that there was only another person interested enough to bid on this kit... :unsure: The kit is still sealed in the original bag, box is ok, cost me 18,50£/22€ total with tracked shipping, being 10,50 for the kit and 8 for shipping. That's the same as any average 1/72 kit out there, IMHO, it's a very reasonable price... And the auction was on for 6 days!! :rolleyes:
Anyway, i think it was a pretty good deal for one of my favorite models, now the only boxing left for me to buy is the original Italeri edition, but i don't think i need a 5th 1/72 YF-23 on my stash, i wasn't even really set on bidding on this one but i just couldn't resist such a good deal. :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 07, 2016, 02:41:16 am
1/48 if my memory is correct.

Jeppers, that's got to be BIG!  :o

A pity no-one did a 1/72 scale Snark.

Monogram did a 1/80th scale one.

Was that the same mould as the Revell one? It's about that scale IIRC.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: chrisonord on October 07, 2016, 07:20:39 am
Just got 2 Heller VAB 4x4's in 1/72nd scale, for my Honduras army builds, I have done a few of these before and quite like them. These 2 will be modified with a remote gun turret on one, and an anti tank missile system on the other.I am still awaiting the arrival of the rubber tyre set that Model collect are sending me, free of charge, even though I wanted to buy them,I have a wheel and suspension set for these to go on,so either a pseudo Russian vehicle or a large S.H.A.D.O. vehicle could be on the cards. I have also ordered some rubber tracks to fit BTR and BDM armoured vehicles in 1/72nd scale, as I want to resurrect a dead resin BTR-1 and put decent tracks on a BDRM-2 in the stash.
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 07, 2016, 11:30:31 am
Solved most of my financial woes and back at picking up models off of ebay. Got both of these:

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e39/murnaghan/F-5A/DSCN0973_zps9c5a9db2.jpg)

(https://s1.scalemates.com/products/img/7/3/0/135730-11185-pristine.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 08, 2016, 12:29:27 am
Just won a Lindberg 1:96 Victor in Revell re-boxing on ev!lbay for EUR 2,50,-.
No plan yet, but could not resist...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 08, 2016, 06:04:12 am
Built the F5-A when it first came out, don't think I've ever seen the Tiger Eye boxing ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on October 08, 2016, 06:12:22 am
My dad built the Freedom fighter (in the IIAF markings) for me  when I was about 5.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitnut617 on October 08, 2016, 07:14:47 am
In the book 'Canadair CF-5' by Stachiw and Tattersall, the last chapter is on what models there are available of the Freedom Fighter. It says although the Airfix kit is fairly basic, it's quite accurate.

Some years ago I had a job to redesign a display stand for a real CF-5, it was in my brother's fabrication shop yard for about a year. What I found quite interesting, it was assembled not far off how the Airfix kit goes together.

Here's a pic of the wing

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Visit%20to%20the%20Military%20Museum%20Calgary/CF-5%20wing%2001_zpshznluzev.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/Visit%20to%20the%20Military%20Museum%20Calgary/CF-5%20wing%2001_zpshznluzev.jpg.html)

it's not very thick

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Visit%20to%20the%20Military%20Museum%20Calgary/CF-5%20wing_zpscwm58zip.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/Visit%20to%20the%20Military%20Museum%20Calgary/CF-5%20wing_zpscwm58zip.jpg.html).

The tailplane comes off just like the kit's part, all in one and has that diagonal joint too.

and here's the end result of the redesigned stand, it's at The Military Museum in Calgary

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Visit%20to%20the%20Military%20Museum%20Calgary/TheMilitaryMuseumCalgary001.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/Visit%20to%20the%20Military%20Museum%20Calgary/TheMilitaryMuseumCalgary001.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 08, 2016, 07:23:56 am
That's an IMPRESSIVE stand Robert!  :thumbsup:

It must have one hefty concrete abutment to hold it at that angle too.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitnut617 on October 08, 2016, 07:37:20 am
Yes it has, but I can't remember just how deep it goes into the ground, I have a vague idea it was about 20 feet
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 08, 2016, 08:00:25 am
That's wicked cool, kitnut!!!

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 08, 2016, 08:02:50 am
Built the F5-A when it first came out, don't think I've ever seen the Tiger Eye boxing ?

That's why I had to have it! I looked at scalemates and I don't think they put out a whole lot of these?  Seems a little rare, maybe?  I had never seen one before, period, so had to have it...   I picked up the F5A classic at the same time because how could I get one and not the other.  The boxes look sweet sitting together. 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitnut617 on October 08, 2016, 09:11:55 am
That's wicked cool, kitnut!!!

Thanks TCO,  there are a number of static CF-5's around the country which have the earlier designed stand which look the same as this one, but the problem arose of wind loads on the wings flexing the stand. The stand was battering the fuselage from the inside out.  My job was to make it so it wouldn't do that and I was told that after a few years they would check out the one I worked on, and if it solved the problem, then all the others that are displayed using this stand would be converted to this new design.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 08, 2016, 11:01:07 am
That's wicked cool, kitnut!!!

Thanks TCO,  there are a number of static CF-5's around the country which have the earlier designed stand which look the same as this one, but the problem arose of wind loads on the wings flexing the stand. The stand was battering the fuselage from the inside out.  My job was to make it so it wouldn't do that and I was told that after a few years they would check out the one I worked on, and if it solved the problem, then all the others that are displayed using this stand would be converted to this new design.

HMM... I hope it holds real good, then, because I'd imagine that would potentially mean more work.  If 2007 is accurate I'd imagine they would know by now? 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on October 08, 2016, 11:20:01 am
Bought from BigCat Modelismo, Airfix 1/72 Spitfire F.22 and Revell 1/72 F-22A Raptor, bought on ebay a few days ago, a Emhar 1/72 FJ-4 Fury and a Revell Snap-tite F-22... :wacko:
Snagged at the last moment today, also on ebay, a Revell 1/72 F-16B for the decent total of 14.50€! :thumbsup: Since they're out of production at the moment, i thought it'd be better to get a second one for future projects. :thumbsup:

The Revell F-22 snaptite kit was delivered on Friday, today was the F-16B.  :thumbsup:
On Saturday i ordered a few more DSI intake sets from Lonestar resin parts from Japan, and after that, went out to my LHS for some supplies, 4 Tamiya colors, a 6mm tape refill, a 180ml gray primer spray can and 2 thin hand brushes... oh, and the Airfix 1/72 Bf-109E-4 came home with me... :angel:
Also, just bought on the bay was the Tamiya 1/72 AV-8B, to use some of the decals on my Portuguese Marines' Harrier and the rest is whif fodder.
Last, but not least, directly from Caracal decals, a 1/48 Dark Vipers and a 1/72 Next generation Vipers sheet for future builds, both whif and real world.

 :cheers:

Caracal decals delivered yesterday, and finally, also delivered yesterday, Emhar's Fury... :wub:

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah318/rui_reis2/IMG_26611.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/rui_reis2/media/IMG_26611.jpg.html)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 08, 2016, 11:42:40 am
Sweet wares, right there!!  I'll admit, I didn't know the Navy ran any of the F-86 family. I'll have to add that on to my wish list! 

Cool decals.   :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Rick Lowe on October 08, 2016, 12:53:23 pm
Sweet wares, right there!!  I'll admit, I didn't know the Navy ran any of the F-86 family. I'll have to add that on to my wish list! 

Cool decals.   :mellow:

Yeah, not a direct descendant but a close cousin - new fuselage for one thing - but others will know more.

Cheers
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 08, 2016, 03:28:08 pm
The earlier Furies, the FJ-2s and 3s, were very much like Sabres, bit with folding wings, hooks and extending nose legs.

The later FJ-4, like your Emhar kit, was almost a complete re-design, with a deeper fuselage to take more fuel, a stronger 'wet' wing and much enhanced capability.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 08, 2016, 03:54:44 pm
The kit is a scaled down Matchbox kit.  The tooling is believed to be Matchbox also.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitnut617 on October 08, 2016, 04:11:44 pm
The Emhar kits are all original to Emhar except four which are ex-Frog (Anatra Ansenal, Mig-3, Lagg-3,Yak-3). The FJ-4B was Emhar's first model. From the Big Book---- but J.C. Carbonel wrote an article in the Aug '95 Scale Models International about the company which is where the Big Book got it's reference from.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 08, 2016, 05:28:03 pm
I got some decals today!!  These are officially the oldest model making things I've ever owned. These were produced when WWII was STILL GOING.  1944 (and a couple from '45 as well, I think) by the Poster Stamp Press co. of Chicago, Ill.:

(http://i.imgur.com/cIITYxr.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/z5KZy6o.jpg)


Here's the thing... they are in immaculate condition. For some reason, the guy that sold 'em to me kept the neat envelopes they came in. They are totally usable. No cracks of any kind, no yellowing...   I've seen transfers from the 80's turn to dust and these look like they were printed last week. 

EDIT: If anyone wants, I can snap better pictures of individual sheets... just let me know.  I can post them here or somewhere else better suited.

EDIT2: I just sent the seller a personal message asking if there were some way to get the envelopes. Are they worth money or something?  I posed him the same question and stated that I wouldn't blame him for holding on to them. At the same time, I also said that if he is merely using them for storage or something then by all means let me take them and give him something neat he needs
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Rick Lowe on October 08, 2016, 06:54:00 pm
Now, that IS a cool score!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on October 08, 2016, 08:28:28 pm
What a find... :bow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 08, 2016, 09:20:41 pm
Thanks, guys... I feel great having secured these. I feel like I'm holding history. I may use some of these but most will fill my collection of historic model stuff. A few of them are complete sheets. I would be hard pressed to do anything other than safeguard them.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Chris Payne on October 10, 2016, 06:09:07 am
A number of new additions over the past few days.

Airfix 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf109E-7 x2
Airfix 1/72 De Havilland Vampire T.11 Giftsets x2
Airfix HO/OO Esso Tank Wagon
Airfix HO/OO Brake Van
Hasegawa 1/72 Grumman EA-6B Prowler
Revell 1/72 YF-23

Plus a couple of the Hataka paint sets.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 10, 2016, 08:00:38 am
The Emhar kits are all original to Emhar except four which are ex-Frog (Anatra Ansenal, Mig-3, Lagg-3,Yak-3). The FJ-4B was Emhar's first model. From the Big Book---- but J.C. Carbonel wrote an article in the Aug '95 Scale Models International about the company which is where the Big Book got it's reference from.

The FJ-4 was definitely scaled down from the Matchbox 48th kit.  The parts breakdown and sprues are identical to the 48th kit.

The package of bagged Spits has arrived.  The "unknown" mk IX is indeed teh Airfix new tooling but one of the early ones with the errors before they redid it.  The incorrect ones were never released but used for make and takes at shows.  However, some DID escape into the wild as I know for sure due to buying two in the standard boxing.  Sadly, one got cut up for bits before I realised what it was.  However, this one is likely to be converted into a rare FRIXe with the camera in the starboard position.  Possibly in pink, I haven't decided yet.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on October 10, 2016, 01:53:02 pm
Finally got my hands on a 1/72 RB-47 Tornado. It's an old Mach2 kit.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: sandiego89 on October 10, 2016, 04:07:36 pm
Finally got my hands on a 1/72 RB-47 Tornado. It's an old Mach2 kit.

Think you mean RB-45.  How does the kit look?  Typical MACH 2?  thick plastic? 

-Dave
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on October 10, 2016, 07:46:54 pm
Yes that's the one.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 11, 2016, 02:26:45 pm
Finally got my hands on a 1/72 RB-47 Tornado. It's an old Mach2 kit.

Think you mean RB-45.  How does the kit look?  Typical MACH 2?  thick plastic? 

-Dave

I have one too, the various clear parts are DISASTER areas.  :banghead:

Thank goodness for Falcon and their excellent vacform canopy sets.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on October 11, 2016, 05:49:25 pm
The Tamiya/Italeri AV-8B bought on ebay from Jadlam arrived yesterday. It came wrapped in pieces of what used to be a bigger box, the model's box was squashed but the model is ok because the box is bigger has lots of room to spare so i'm not complaining but the packaging of the items is a weak point for this seller, lots of neutral and negative feedback for the same reason... guess i should've read the feedback before buying! :banghead:
Although it was the lowest price i could find for this kit, i'd say avoid if you can.

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah318/rui_reis2/IMG_26631.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/rui_reis2/media/IMG_26631.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on October 11, 2016, 06:39:03 pm
The Emhar kits are all original to Emhar except four which are ex-Frog (Anatra Ansenal, Mig-3, Lagg-3,Yak-3). The FJ-4B was Emhar's first model. From the Big Book---- but J.C. Carbonel wrote an article in the Aug '95 Scale Models International about the company which is where the Big Book got it's reference from.

The FJ-4 was definitely scaled down from the Matchbox 48th kit.  The parts breakdown and sprues are identical to the 48th kit.


No they're not. I've got both kits in front of me now: they're completely different.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on October 12, 2016, 02:41:35 am
An eagerly awaited box arrived today from another nice man on Evil-Bay.

All 1/72 Hasegawa and all from the period when they had great box art and let the graphic designer get creative with the aircraft name;

Lockheed P39J/L/F Lightning
Messerschmitt Me 109G
North American P51D Mustang
McDonnell Douglas F4E Phantom II
McDonnell Douglas A4F Skyhawk
McDonnell Douglas TA4J Skyhawk

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/cRQAAOSwYIxX4043/s-l1600.jpg)

The Lightning box art is the best of them but they are all so much better than what they'd put on them today (and not a limited edition in sight). 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on October 12, 2016, 04:51:56 am
Zenrat: check out all the extra bits in that TA-4J: .... :wacko:

Single seat cockpit tub
Single seat ejector seat (poor, but useable)
A-4E electronics hump (single seater)
2 x extra intakes with short splitters
6 x Mk.82 bombs
Centreline pylon with MER*
2 x wing pylons with MERs
2 x Shrikes
2 x outer wing pylons


* I typo'd that as "Centrelime pylon with MRE" on the first pass, which would certainly make for a different model... ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 12, 2016, 06:13:27 am
Those Hasegawa boxes take me back. The F4E boxing is probably the oldest member of my plastic stash, in terms of length of service
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Chaos on October 13, 2016, 03:28:58 am
New at my Stash
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0001yquj4xbvrm.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0002hmw7a03z5x.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg00039qemj0682i.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0004uwfbkcq7vs.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on October 13, 2016, 03:31:11 am
Zenrat: check out all the extra bits in that TA-4J: .... :wacko:

Single seat cockpit tub
Single seat ejector seat (poor, but useable)
A-4E electronics hump (single seater)
2 x extra intakes with short splitters
6 x Mk.82 bombs
Centreline pylon with MER*
2 x wing pylons with MERs
2 x Shrikes
2 x outer wing pylons


* I typo'd that as "Centrelime pylon with MRE" on the first pass, which would certainly make for a different model... ;D

Bags are still sealed and the instructions show nothing of that stuff (definitely no details of any MREs or Centrelimes ;)).  Thanks for the tip.  I may rip into it tomorrow for a grokk.
I did note from my initial study of the A4F instructions that it can be built without the hump which is a good thing.  The Phantom appears to have a sh*t load of weapons included.  Another thing that changed with Hasegawa kits...


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 13, 2016, 06:05:17 am

I did note from my initial study of the A4F instructions that it can be built without the hump which is a good thing.  The Phantom appears to have a sh*t load of weapons included.  Another thing that changed with Hasegawa kits...

Yup. I think that's why I kept it in the stash actually, to remind me that Hasegawa could do it when they wanted to. That and I like looking at that target tow dart thing and thinking "what the heck ?"
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Weaver on October 13, 2016, 06:07:04 am

Bags are still sealed and the instructions show nothing of that stuff (definitely no details of any MREs or Centrelimes ;)).  Thanks for the tip.  I may rip into it tomorrow for a grokk.


The instructions have a sprue diagram with the spare bits shaded out and marked as 'unused'.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 13, 2016, 06:36:34 am

The instructions have a sprue diagram with the spare bits shaded out and marked as 'unused'.


Well, not by them anyway......  ;D ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on October 13, 2016, 10:31:37 am
Finally got my hands on a 1/72 RB-47 Tornado. It's an old Mach2 kit.

Think you mean RB-45.  How does the kit look?  Typical MACH 2?  thick plastic? 

-Dave

I have one too, the various clear parts are DISASTER areas.  :banghead:

Thank goodness for Falcon and their excellent vacform canopy sets.  :thumbsup:
I 'll see if the engines fit the Avro Shackleton.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on October 13, 2016, 04:17:38 pm
Found an Airfix 1/144 Saturn V Skylab for cheap and, as it has the moon landing bits, finally got it. Doing it "right" as AS-506 with some aftermarket.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: sandiego89 on October 14, 2016, 02:59:58 pm
My holy grail! Picked up the Otaki 1/144 scale C-5A Galaxy today!

My local hobby shop owner bought a big collection and gave me a fair (not quiet crazy Ebay) price of $75.  The very high end of my price range, but I've wanted one for years and have a few WHIF ideas.

1/72 Two seat Harrier for scale.  Big box. 

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa360/sandiego89/DSCF1523_zpsjtle8mda.jpg)

Had to open it.....mint in box.....

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa360/sandiego89/DSCF1524_zpsjhzunit6.jpg)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa360/sandiego89/DSCF1526_zpssuwpghgc.jpg)

1/72 Jaguar for scale, and tail of a 1/144 B-29. 

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa360/sandiego89/DSCF1527_zpsf6qd6252.jpg)

I'm giddy as a school girl.....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 14, 2016, 03:35:31 pm
YESSS!!!!!!!   Holy mother of modeling!!!!   It's a thing of beauty.    :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 14, 2016, 04:17:28 pm
Well done Fred, it's a great kit, and most unusual to find one still unopened.

I REALLY ought to finish mine, it's been 'in build' for maybe 20 years!  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: JayBee on October 15, 2016, 09:39:06 am
From to-days Glasgow show, not a lot.

Airfix Jet Provost (New)
Heller J-29 Tunnan (Black box)
Revel Yak-38 Forger.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on October 15, 2016, 09:47:17 am
From the Glasgow show today

! x Airfix 1/72 Hunting Percival Jet Provost T3
1 x Airfix Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vb
1 x Italeri P-51 Mustang I
1 x Novo Sea Fury FB Mk. II

Gondor

P.S.

I forgot that I also received from Thorvic Model Alliance ON TARGET profile 3 decal set for the BAe Hawk
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on October 15, 2016, 01:47:18 pm
one new addition today :)

-Revell 1/144 B-52H Stratoforstress  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on October 16, 2016, 01:18:41 am
From the Glasgow Show yesterday

Tamiya 1/700 HMS Repulse
Tamiya 1/700 USS Saratoga
Hasegawa 1/700 IJN Akagi

All WW2 ships to go with the G3 and M3 RN battlewagons :-)

Also bought

1/72 Special Hobby Bristol Beaufort MK1
1/72 Special Hobby Blackburn Skua
1/72 Hasegawa US A2A weapons set

Also snapped up
Hasegawa 1/72 C-37 Dragonfly in USAF trainer scheme 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 17, 2016, 06:46:53 am
A Hasegawa Ki-61 (to become an Italian fighter...), a Hasegawa Fuji T-1 (maybe to be converted into a single seater?) and a Premiere Shorts Tucano, all 1:72.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on October 17, 2016, 09:32:38 am
At last a Mach2 1/72 Sud Caravelle at a reasonable price.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Old Wombat on October 17, 2016, 07:41:49 pm
From the SAPMA Expo (officially the SA Scale Modelling Expo) on the weekend;

1/48 Eduard Avia B.534 iv.serie (to be OoB)
1/48 Special Hobby CAC CA-13 Boomerang (updated re-release with input from the guys at Red Roo Models) (to be OoB)
1/35 Trumpeter LCM 3 Landing Craft (several concepts bubbling away)
1/35 Academy Warrior MCV (another one) (probably fairly standard as companion for 90mm version WiP)
some AusLowe truch-scale antenae & cable (1/24 - 1/25 but good for 1/35 armour)

buzzbomb & uncle les talked me into buying;
1/32 Phoenix Missiles (set of 6 from uncle les)
1/32 Sparrow Missiles (set of 8 from uncle les)

which got my brain boiling - I have a Revell 1/72 space shuttle in the stash - so I bought
2 different AusLowe truck-scale (1/24 - 1/25) transmission housings

Somewhere along the line a 1/48 space-based missile carrier/launcher is going to be born.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on October 18, 2016, 06:34:01 am
Delivered yesterday... :wub:

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah318/rui_reis2/IMG_26931.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/rui_reis2/media/IMG_26931.jpg.html)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: KiwiZac on October 18, 2016, 04:13:56 pm
Nice one, DZ! Which scale is it?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: DogfighterZen on October 19, 2016, 01:19:37 am
Nice one, DZ! Which scale is it?

It's the 1/72 old Italeri mold in the Testors box, Zac. I've been thinking about the 1/48 Hobbyboss kit but the 1/72 is big enough for my display space...   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nils on October 20, 2016, 03:57:48 am
Revell 1/144 Boeing 747-8 Lufthansa (bought with a more then 50% discount  :thumbsup: )
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Nick on October 20, 2016, 04:06:15 am
My holy grail! Picked up the Otaki 1/144 scale C-5A Galaxy today!

My local hobby shop owner bought a big collection and gave me a fair (not quiet crazy Ebay) price of $75.  The very high end of my price range, but I've wanted one for years and have a few WHIF ideas.

1/72 Two seat Harrier for scale.  Big box. 

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa360/sandiego89/DSCF1523_zpsjtle8mda.jpg)
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa360/sandiego89/DSCF1526_zpssuwpghgc.jpg)


Wow!  :o  I was looking for one of those years ago but now I'm kind of glad I didn't find one because I don't have the space for it!
I had an idea of having one parked with a wrapped-up part-dismantled F-117 or F-19 Stealth being dragged out of the back as they were delivered in that way.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 20, 2016, 07:13:44 am
Imagine one in 1/72?!   That one is like 3 and half feet long...     :o    (about 3 and a half hundred dollars, too....  )

I think the 1/144 is perfect.. big enough to be BIG and small enough to fit somewhere...... hopefully.   ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on October 20, 2016, 08:31:17 am
A pair of Fujimi HMS Eagles off eBay from Japan.

Part of building up the carrier collection as want to do both the Eagle and Ark Royal from initial service to Phantomisation
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Martin H on October 20, 2016, 12:34:33 pm
Imagine one in 1/72?!   That one is like 3 and half feet long...     :o    (about 3 and a half hundred dollars, too....  )

I think the 1/144 is perfect.. big enough to be BIG and small enough to fit somewhere...... hopefully.   ;)

If its 72nd scale you want...............................................try this one for size (http://www.anigrand.com/AA9001_C-5B.htm)  :wacko: :wacko: And you were pretty much there on the price as well.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 20, 2016, 12:45:13 pm
Imagine one in 1/72?!   That one is like 3 and half feet long...     :o    (about 3 and a half hundred dollars, too....  )

I think the 1/144 is perfect.. big enough to be BIG and small enough to fit somewhere...... hopefully.   ;)

If its 72nd scale you want...............................................try this one for size (http://www.anigrand.com/AA9001_C-5B.htm)  :wacko: :wacko: And you were pretty much there on the price as well.

Yeah, that's the one I had in mind!! One day I'd like to have one.    Not sure where I'd keep it, but man, I need one for my 1/72 fleet.  I get a kick out of the words, "gigantic casting."  That's the truth, for sure!!

Those Anigrand folks make a lot of really neat subject matter. Way out of my price range, though.  About the cheapest one I've see is this thing for ~ $50. (looking now at the website you posted I see some more for cheaper, sweet!  )

(http://cdn3.volusion.com/ehcgv.deaku/v/vspfiles/photos/AA2029-2.jpg?1403010554)

I wonder how good the quality is of Anigrand stuff? 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Old Wombat on October 20, 2016, 05:08:48 pm
Never seen any but, from what I've read, generally very good.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitnut617 on October 20, 2016, 06:01:26 pm
Imagine one in 1/72?!   That one is like 3 and half feet long...     :o    (about 3 and a half hundred dollars, too....  )

I think the 1/144 is perfect.. big enough to be BIG and small enough to fit somewhere...... hopefully.   ;)

Close!

I've got two C-5 Galaxy's in 1/72 (one Blackbird Models one and one Combat Models one), and two 747's (Both Aircraft in Miniature).  Here's a pic of the 1/72 drawing that comes with the Blackbird Models kit.

The floor boards here are about 5" wide, the tiny kit in the bottom right corner is a 1/72 Bede BD5

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Misc%20Photos/BiggestandSmallest1-72kits001.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/Misc%20Photos/BiggestandSmallest1-72kits001.jpg.html)

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Misc%20Photos/C-5Galaxy-Boeing747001.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/Misc%20Photos/C-5Galaxy-Boeing747001.jpg.html)

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Lockheed%20C-5%20Galaxy/C-5%20Galaxy%20-%20Boeing%20747%20002_zpsnxwthue9.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/Lockheed%20C-5%20Galaxy/C-5%20Galaxy%20-%20Boeing%20747%20002_zpsnxwthue9.jpg.html)

I've also got the 1/144 Revell kit of the C-5, plus the An-124 and A380
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 20, 2016, 06:04:08 pm
My goodness, you could club someone to death with it!   :o ;D ;D

How close was I? I did some quick math and came up with approx 41 inches. Math isn't always my strong point.   ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitnut617 on October 20, 2016, 06:13:34 pm
Yep!  41 1/8" is the conversion to 1/72 scale
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Gondor on October 21, 2016, 03:22:21 am
Received via ebay this morning

1 x 1/72 Blackbirds Avro Lincoln Conversion set

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: kitnut617 on October 21, 2016, 05:15:15 pm
The Cyber Hobby 1/72 Meteor Mk.1 was at the post office today.  What a lovely little kit, and it has not one but "two" jet engines included. The jet engined FTB Anson is definitely on----
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: zenrat on October 21, 2016, 09:27:40 pm
From vendors at the Wings model show at the Australian National Aviation Museum at Moorabbin.  All 1/72 obviously. ;D
Zvezda Gloster E28/39 (the frog moulds).
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i82/gavinmaillardet/Pic_1022_424_zpseppmadpz.jpg) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/gavinmaillardet/media/Pic_1022_424_zpseppmadpz.jpg.html)
Cooperativa (scalemates says UNDA moulds - box says distributed by MPM) Su-25UBK Frogfoot.
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i82/gavinmaillardet/Pic_1022_426_zpsqbay0bzl.jpg) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/gavinmaillardet/media/Pic_1022_426_zpsqbay0bzl.jpg.html)
And for the Hasegawa "box art collection"
FW 190D (Look! Swastikas on the box top!  Having viewed them I feel the urge to do unspeakable things like vote One Nation!).
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i82/gavinmaillardet/Pic_1022_429_zpsykm2f9vx.jpg) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/gavinmaillardet/media/Pic_1022_429_zpsykm2f9vx.jpg.html)
T-33A Shooting Star.
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i82/gavinmaillardet/Pic_1022_428_zpszrdbocbv.jpg) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/gavinmaillardet/media/Pic_1022_428_zpszrdbocbv.jpg.html)
T-38A Talon
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i82/gavinmaillardet/Pic_1022_427_zpsrtzntbus.jpg) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/gavinmaillardet/media/Pic_1022_427_zpsrtzntbus.jpg.html)
I just wish the vendor hadn't put those big green price labels on the Hasegawa boxes.  They'll rip the boxes if I try and peel them off so i'll have to let time loosen the glue for me.


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on October 21, 2016, 10:40:16 pm
Imagine one in 1/72?!   That one is like 3 and half feet long...     :o    (about 3 and a half hundred dollars, too....  )

I think the 1/144 is perfect.. big enough to be BIG and small enough to fit somewhere...... hopefully.   ;)

If its 72nd scale you want...............................................try this one for size (http://www.anigrand.com/AA9001_C-5B.htm)  :wacko: :wacko: And you were pretty much there on the price as well.

Yeah, that's the one I had in mind!! One day I'd like to have one.    Not sure where I'd keep it, but man, I need one for my 1/72 fleet.  I get a kick out of the words, "gigantic casting."  That's the truth, for sure!!

Those Anigrand folks make a lot of really neat subject matter. Way out of my price range, though.  About the cheapest one I've see is this thing for ~ $50. (looking now at the website you posted I see some more for cheaper, sweet!  )

(http://cdn3.volusion.com/ehcgv.deaku/v/vspfiles/photos/AA2029-2.jpg?1403010554)

I wonder how good the quality is of Anigrand stuff?
I've got the 1/72 Anigrand Martin SeaMaster kit. The fuselage halves don't mach up but dipping them into hot water will regain the shape, the instructions are not as crude as the Mach2 kit but lack detailing. The moulding can be a bit thick in places. Best wash all resin parts before assembly.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on October 21, 2016, 10:42:27 pm
1/72 BAe EAP prototype
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Chaos on October 22, 2016, 05:45:45 am
New at my Stash.
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0001wdzos0t4ej.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0002680jbfhvpt.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 22, 2016, 12:49:25 pm

the instructions are not as crude as the Mach2 kit but lack detailing.


Can you use the words 'instructions' and 'Mach 2' in the same sentence?  :-\ :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 22, 2016, 03:45:13 pm
I got a kick out of my Arii Beechcraft Bonanza instructions.....


(http://i.imgur.com/PfvUbIe.jpg)


The rest weren't any better. Probably less than 50 words in the entire shooting match and they all consisted of the the same vague poorly translated mush.

McColm... that's a good tip about the hot water... that would have never occured to me!  I'm definitely going to get one of these Anigrand kits some day. Probably that Xf8u, in fact, so I can complete my century series collection. I alrady have the 107!   ;D

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 22, 2016, 03:47:49 pm
From ebay:

Airfix Beaufighter/Fw 190 Dogfight Double.  Only bought it for the Beau but now considering a Lebanese option for the 190 (what if they bought some from the French?)

Oh, and a load of Xtracrylix paints.  RAF ones, natch!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 22, 2016, 03:48:42 pm
I'd like to see that 190 some day..   ;) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 22, 2016, 03:54:43 pm
I'm already working on a possible back story, but will also involve Spitfires.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 23, 2016, 05:25:49 am

Those Anigrand folks make a lot of really neat subject matter. Way out of my price range, though.  About the cheapest one I've see is this thing for ~ $50. (looking now at the website you posted I see some more for cheaper, sweet!  )

(http://cdn3.volusion.com/ehcgv.deaku/v/vspfiles/photos/AA2029-2.jpg?1403010554)

I wonder how good the quality is of Anigrand stuff?

That kit has been in my "almost complete" pile for years, just need to get around to getting some paint on it one day  :banghead:

Anigrand do lots of very interesting subjects and I've a fair few in the stash and on the shelves. Quality wise they are probably in the middle as far as resin producers go. Czech Master and nowadays Planet being up the top end and a certain Ukrainian producer being at the other end of the scale, and yet I've still loads of his in the stash  :banghead: Anigrand can have thick joining surfaces but that can be quite useful at times, and if you want to stay in scale then you'd probably need to replace over thick doors etc, but they go together well and quite easily. They don't waste their time on tiny parts that are pia's to fit. So if you ever get the opportunity to get one at a good, price take it up, you won't be disappointed.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 23, 2016, 11:08:54 am
Sweet, thanks!  I will. I've already convinced myself I have to have that Xf8U, at least....  The first one I see for $30 or less is mine if I have it in the bank at the time. If not, next year I should be making enough to buy it at $50.


Go finish your XF8U!   :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Flyer on October 23, 2016, 09:29:11 pm
I picked up a second hand Hasegawa B-26F/G for a good price, I'd had a quick look before buying and it appeared like the bags hadn't been opened, when I got home I found that the bags WERE open and I could instantly see parts missing from some sprues, with a sinking feeling I went through sprue by sprue and at the bottom of the box was a assembled cockpit, all missing parts accounted for. Phew! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 24, 2016, 12:53:57 am
Got a cheap Heller 1:72 Mirage IVA. Feel the itch to covert it into a heavy interceptor, probably with a new nose and bigger radome. Operator candidates are France (AFAIK, this was even a real world plan), a USAF successor to the DeltaDart, or something Swedish. A Tu-28 alternative is also an option, though... so many ideas, gotta let the creative dust settle for a while.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: Thorvic on October 24, 2016, 01:45:18 am
Got a cheap Heller 1:72 Mirage IVA. Feel the itch to covert it into a heavy interceptor, probably with a new nose and bigger radome. Operator candidates are France (AFAIK, this was even a real world plan), a USAF successor to the DeltaDart, or something Swedish. A Tu-28 alternative is also an option, though... so many ideas, gotta let the creative dust settle for a while.

You could always do the Naval version intended to fly off PA-58 single seat with a nuclear strike armament.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
Post by: McColm on October 24, 2016, 01:54:51 am