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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #240 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.
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Excellent! Obtaining the HUMA Wal must already have included some dark rites, hopefully there is no hidden Shoggoth in the box...  :rolleyes:

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #241 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.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #242 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.
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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:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #243 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.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #244 on: February 23, 2016, 10:08:06 am »
From Clearly Scale in Canada,  a second (due to some confusion with his mail forwarders) 1/24 resin 6.4 litre Supercharged Hemi with T56 manual gearbox.

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?
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #245 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.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #246 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:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #247 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.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #248 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:

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #249 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:

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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:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #250 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:

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #251 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:

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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

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And here's how to do the F-4HL again using the Matchbox kit
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #252 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.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #253 on: February 27, 2016, 04:38:45 pm »
From ebay:
72 Red Roo decals for RAAF Spitfire mk VIIIs
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #254 on: February 28, 2016, 10:30:56 am »
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