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My Stash Grew Again 2019

Started by Howard of Effingham, December 31, 2018, 07:43:11 PM

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kitnut617

Quote from: kitnut617 on June 25, 2019, 01:33:16 PM
An Airways Vac Form 1/72 Britannia is on it's way to me. It will be my second one and both will be converted. One will be a Yukon and the other will be a CL-44 variant

And this was at the post office today ---
If I'm not building models, I'm out riding my dirtbike

TheChronicOne

That's one glorious ware, right there!!!!! Expedite!  ;D :thumbsup: :mellow: :mellow:
-Sprues McDuck-

Weaver

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Quote from: zenrat on July 09, 2019, 03:30:28 AM
Hasegawa 1/12 1979 Kawasaki KH400.  I may build this with an actual working hinge in the middle of the frame (this is a bikers joke).

Remember to paint it purple... ;)

I nearly bought one of those once, because it's non-standard (purple with white stripes) paint job looked pretty. Then I found out that that was it's second new paint job after it's fourth crash. That brought to mind the HHGTTG quote, "just as discretion is the better part of valour, so cowardice is the better part of discretion", and so I valiantly ran away so fast that nearly hurt myself...
"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

From MJW Models via ebay:

Trumpeter 1/72nd Scale F-106B Delta Dart  :wub:

To be built up (eventually... :rolleyes:) as an RAF F-106K/Dart FAW.1, of course. :wacko:
"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

zenrat

Quote from: Weaver on July 10, 2019, 04:00:57 AM
Quote from: zenrat on July 09, 2019, 03:30:28 AM
Hasegawa 1/12 1979 Kawasaki KH400.  I may build this with an actual working hinge in the middle of the frame (this is a bikers joke).

Remember to paint it purple... ;)

I nearly bought one of those once, because it's non-standard (purple with white stripes) paint job looked pretty. Then I found out that that was it's second new paint job after it's fourth crash. That brought to mind the HHGTTG quote, "just as discretion is the better part of valour, so cowardice is the better part of discretion", and so I valiantly ran away so fast that nearly hurt myself...

I've always been attracted to triples and I once nearly bought an almost mint KH250.  I say almost mint because it had a massive dent in one side of the tank.  I reckon someone had restored it, fallen off almost immediately and then sold it in disgust.  Wish i'd bought it.  The GPz 305 I bought instead was a wonderfull bike to ride but would never start unless it was ridden every day.
Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..

Weaver

Quote from: zenrat on July 10, 2019, 05:00:06 AM
Quote from: Weaver on July 10, 2019, 04:00:57 AM
Quote from: zenrat on July 09, 2019, 03:30:28 AM
Hasegawa 1/12 1979 Kawasaki KH400.  I may build this with an actual working hinge in the middle of the frame (this is a bikers joke).

Remember to paint it purple... ;)

I nearly bought one of those once, because it's non-standard (purple with white stripes) paint job looked pretty. Then I found out that that was it's second new paint job after it's fourth crash. That brought to mind the HHGTTG quote, "just as discretion is the better part of valour, so cowardice is the better part of discretion", and so I valiantly ran away so fast that nearly hurt myself...

I've always been attracted to triples and I once nearly bought an almost mint KH250.  I say almost mint because it had a massive dent in one side of the tank.  I reckon someone had restored it, fallen off almost immediately and then sold it in disgust.  Wish i'd bought it.  The GPz 305 I bought instead was a wonderfull bike to ride but would never start unless it was ridden every day.

I had a very tatty Suzuki GT380 triple for a while, bought as panick backup to the 'good' bike (Les Harris Matchless G80 :rolleyes:) that was spending more time in the dealers than my bike shed. The Suzi had an aftermarket three-into-one-expansion-chamber exhaust that robbed it of all top-end. And all bottom-end. And all mid-range...  I eventually part-ex'd it against a much nicer 2nd hand Moto-Guzzi V50 Monza. On my way to the dealers to do the swap, the Suzi's ignition key bounced out of the switch (for the first time ever), vanished down the tank tunnel, and got stuck. So I had to stop by the side of the road and dismantle the damned thing AGAIN, just to get rid of it... :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
"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

kitnut617

Quote from: Weaver on July 10, 2019, 05:06:31 AM
Quote from: zenrat on July 10, 2019, 05:00:06 AM
Quote from: Weaver on July 10, 2019, 04:00:57 AM
Quote from: zenrat on July 09, 2019, 03:30:28 AM
Hasegawa 1/12 1979 Kawasaki KH400.  I may build this with an actual working hinge in the middle of the frame (this is a bikers joke).

Remember to paint it purple... ;)

I nearly bought one of those once, because it's non-standard (purple with white stripes) paint job looked pretty. Then I found out that that was it's second new paint job after it's fourth crash. That brought to mind the HHGTTG quote, "just as discretion is the better part of valour, so cowardice is the better part of discretion", and so I valiantly ran away so fast that nearly hurt myself...

I've always been attracted to triples and I once nearly bought an almost mint KH250.  I say almost mint because it had a massive dent in one side of the tank.  I reckon someone had restored it, fallen off almost immediately and then sold it in disgust.  Wish i'd bought it.  The GPz 305 I bought instead was a wonderfull bike to ride but would never start unless it was ridden every day.

I had a very tatty Suzuki GT380 triple for a while, bought as panick backup to the 'good' bike (Les Harris Matchless G80 :rolleyes:) that was spending more time in the dealers than my bike shed. The Suzi had an aftermarket three-into-one-expansion-chamber exhaust that robbed it of all top-end. And all bottom-end. And all mid-range...  I eventually part-ex'd it against a much nicer 2nd hand Moto-Guzzi V50 Monza. On my way to the dealers to do the swap, the Suzi's ignition key bounced out of the switch (for the first time ever), vanished down the tank tunnel, and got stuck. So I had to stop by the side of the road and dismantle the damned thing AGAIN, just to get rid of it... :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

I've ridden a KH400 one time, just to see what it was about (my buddy's bike), I loved the power but wasn't really able to test it's handling properly.
I had a Suzuki GT550 for years, after I had knocked the lower corners off the outer exhaust pipes (just under the foot pegs) I bought a Piper 3into1 expansion pipe for it, loved the sound of that pipe, especially when all the fiberglass muffler stuffing got blown out  :wacko:
If I'm not building models, I'm out riding my dirtbike

chrisonord

I have had a few two strokes  when  I  was in my 20's a Yamaha  RD 350 f2 ypvs , in black and red, that was  fast and  handled pretty well,  5 months later I  got  rid and  bought  a Stan Stevens  tuned RD 500 powervalve, with a full allspeed system  on it. It's sound was intoxicating,  along  with the smell and  20 miles per gallon  fuel range.  Wish I kept that, it was a less popular  red and  black one.  In 2000 I  bought  a 1972 suzuki T250 hustler,  that thing terrified me. I had a tuned  1200 Suzuki bandit at the time,  and  it was sedate  compared.  Crap brakes didn't  do corners and  no engine  breaking.  Marvellous.
Chris.
The dogs philosophy on life.
If you cant eat it hump it or fight it,
Pee on it and walk away!!

kitnut617

#833
My first bike was a Tiger Cub, then I got a '73 Hustler. I replaced the rubber handlebar supports with metal ones and it handled a damn sight better for it. Ferodo brakes were a huge improvement too.
Talking about 2-stroke oil smell, when we went to the Dominican Republic the first time, first thing I noticed when we came out on the terminal at the airport, 2-stroke oil ---- they have hundreds of motorcycle taxis down there, conchos they call them, mostly 125 Yamaha singles
If I'm not building models, I'm out riding my dirtbike

zenrat

When I was cutting my motorcycling teeth highly tuned two strokes were what all the cool kids had.  They never seemed to last very long before they want bang.

Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..

Gondor

I knew a girl like that once, bent at the middle and only gave two strokes.......

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....

scooter

Quote from: Gondor on July 11, 2019, 04:59:12 AM
I knew a girl like that once, bent at the middle and only gave two strokes.......

Gondor

The F-106- 26 December 1956 to 8 August 1988
Gone But Not Forgotten

QuoteOh are you from Wales ?? Do you know a fella named Jonah ?? He used to live in whales for a while.
— Groucho Marx

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zenrat

Ahem.  So, anyone got any new kits then?

Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..

chrisonord

Quote from: zenrat on July 11, 2019, 05:12:08 AM
Ahem.  So, anyone got any new kits then?
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The dogs philosophy on life.
If you cant eat it hump it or fight it,
Pee on it and walk away!!

kitnut617

Quote from: zenrat on July 11, 2019, 05:12:08 AM
Ahem.  So, anyone got any new kits then?

I've got an AiM CL-44D conversion coming from Hannants (to be used with one of my Airways Vac Form Britannias), plus a couple of North American FJ Fury decal sheets which will be used in one of my theme builds.
If I'm not building models, I'm out riding my dirtbike