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Found Objects: Hobbycraft eggs on sale

Started by Weaver, November 20, 2009, 04:49:25 PM

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NARSES2

Pound Store is selling 10 double sided sanding pads for guess what ? £1 - or 97p in Croydon  ;D A nice size and medium to fine grits in the pacl. Got some yesterday, will come in handy for removing filler/seam lines
Decals my @r$e!

Weaver

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Spotted these on clearance sale in Tesco's the other day. They're Mapad erasers again, but of a type I've not seen before. They're radially symetrical and about 52mm in diameter. Although the black and blue parts look different, they are actually exactly the same shape, just flipped over relative to each other which means you could have an "all clear" (well translucent blue) saucer if you wanted.

Stick some legs and a heat-ray on that peg on the bottom of them and they'd make ideal WotW Martian fighting machines! The other ovious use is as radomes for search radar. They'd be a pretty decent size for AWACS (if a bit thick) in 1/144th scale or a smaller unit in 1/72nd, say mounted under the belly of an aircraft or lowered from the ramp of a helo/Osprey.

"We thank you, but this diversion is not true. Things never happened thus."

"Oh, but it IS true. Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are
the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."

- Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

Weaver

Just been in Hobbycraft this morning, and they are selling clear(ish) plastic eggs for 50p (half price).



These are 'proper' plastic (looks glueable), screw together in the middle, have a flat base, and nothing annoying moulded on them (no trade marks, tiny moulding point on the tip). The idea is to fill them with Easter treats, but of course, you could use them for other things...

Dimensions are approx 140mm long by 90mm diameter.

Since this is an Easter thing, and Easter is now passed, I'd hurry up if you want some: they're not likely to be in stock for much longer.

Here they are on the website, but note they aren't available for home delivery: https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/clear-fillable-egg-14cm/6563431000.html

I've long hankered after making one of Peter Elson's 'egg ships' but have always been frustrated by lack of a good starting shape, so I picked a couple up.

"We thank you, but this diversion is not true. Things never happened thus."

"Oh, but it IS true. Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are
the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot."

- Sandman: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Neil Gaiman

Gondor

You could also make drop ships for Battletech with that shape as well.

Gondor
My Ability to Imagine is only exceeded by my Imagined Abilities

Gondor's Modelling Rule Number Three: Everything will fit perfectly untill you apply glue...

I know it's in a book I have around here somewhere....