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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1260 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. 





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.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1261 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.   ;)
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1262 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
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1263 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  :wacko: :wacko: And you were pretty much there on the price as well.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1264 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  :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!  )



I wonder how good the quality is of Anigrand stuff? 
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1265 on: October 20, 2016, 05:08:48 pm »
Never seen any but, from what I've read, generally very good.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1266 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







I've also got the 1/144 Revell kit of the C-5, plus the An-124 and A380
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1267 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.   ;)
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1268 on: October 20, 2016, 06:13:34 pm »
Yep!  41 1/8" is the conversion to 1/72 scale
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1269 on: October 21, 2016, 03:22:21 am »
Received via ebay this morning

1 x 1/72 Blackbirds Avro Lincoln Conversion set

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1270 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----
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1271 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).

Cooperativa (scalemates says UNDA moulds - box says distributed by MPM) Su-25UBK Frogfoot.

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!).

T-33A Shooting Star.

T-38A Talon

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.


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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1272 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  :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!  )



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.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1273 on: October 21, 2016, 10:42:27 pm »
1/72 BAe EAP prototype

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #1274 on: October 22, 2016, 05:45:45 am »
New at my Stash.