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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #840 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.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #841 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:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #842 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.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #843 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:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #844 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.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #845 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.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #846 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.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #847 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
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #848 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.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #849 on: July 17, 2016, 02:39:32 am »
The Wooksta - owns more Spitfires than Supermarine ever built. :blink:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #850 on: July 17, 2016, 02:47:06 am »
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #851 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.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #852 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
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #853 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?
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #854 on: July 17, 2016, 06:38:05 am »

Today has seen lightning strikes in the Teeside area.  



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