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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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zenrat

Quote from: kerick on July 06, 2019, 03:29:45 PM
Just received today from a seller in Poland. A Mistercraft SU-22M4 with the photo recon pod. Looks pretty nice in the box. Only thing is the exterior areas of the model parts have a slightly rough texture. I'm sure it's to simulate matte paint. A little super fine sanding will take that down. Engraved panel lines so no problem there. A far better kit than the Hobby crap one I have in the stash.

Jealous.  Is this the one that includes the Blue/Yellow/Red East German scheme?
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..

The Wooksta!

Gondor tipped me off about a Contrail Warwick on ebay, but indicated he was likely to bid, so I refrained only for a second one to pop up a day or two later.  Game on and for some reason, it's now mine.  Although it's not.  A mate of mine wants one and as he's passed me some very tasty and expensive conversions for next to nowt, it's all his.
"It's basically a cure -  for not being an axe-wielding homicidal maniac. The potential market's enormous!"

"Visit Scarfolk today. Our number one priority is keeping rabies at bay"
https://scarfolk.blogspot.com/

"An inaccurate parcel of dog turds!"

The Plan:
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Gondor

Quote from: The Wooksta! on July 07, 2019, 01:54:39 PM
Gondor tipped me off about a Contrail Warwick on ebay, but indicated he was likely to bid, so I refrained only for a second one to pop up a day or two later.  Game on and for some reason, it's now mine.  Although it's not.  A mate of mine wants one and as he's passed me some very tasty and expensive conversions for next to nowt, it's all his.

Glad it's going to a good home as I had to save the pennies due to needing a hose replaced in the car cooling system so could not bid on them, next time unless Alley Cat bring theirs out in the meantime.... not holding my breath on that one

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....

nighthunter

Won a set of South African Air Force 1950-1958 decals. Hopefully, some of the smallest will work for 1/144 aircraft, but I have a plan for a whiff SAAF camouflage Hunter using the Mirage F-1 style camouflage.
"Mind that bus." "What bus?" *SPLAT!*

kerick

Quote from: zenrat on July 07, 2019, 04:54:46 AM
Quote from: kerick on July 06, 2019, 03:29:45 PM
Just received today from a seller in Poland. A Mistercraft SU-22M4 with the photo recon pod. Looks pretty nice in the box. Only thing is the exterior areas of the model parts have a slightly rough texture. I'm sure it's to simulate matte paint. A little super fine sanding will take that down. Engraved panel lines so no problem there. A far better kit than the Hobby crap one I have in the stash.

Jealous.  Is this the one that includes the Blue/Yellow/Red East German scheme?

Is this the one you're thinking of? It includes the decals but doesn't mention them in the instructions, strange.



There's someone in my head, but it's not me!

zenrat

Quote from: kerick on July 07, 2019, 10:27:36 PM
Quote from: zenrat on July 07, 2019, 04:54:46 AM
Quote from: kerick on July 06, 2019, 03:29:45 PM
Just received today from a seller in Poland. A Mistercraft SU-22M4 with the photo recon pod. Looks pretty nice in the box. Only thing is the exterior areas of the model parts have a slightly rough texture. I'm sure it's to simulate matte paint. A little super fine sanding will take that down. Engraved panel lines so no problem there. A far better kit than the Hobby crap one I have in the stash.

Jealous.  Is this the one that includes the Blue/Yellow/Red East German scheme?

Is this the one you're thinking of? It includes the decals but doesn't mention them in the instructions, strange.





No.  This one.  I found the image googling.  Mistercraft call it the Desert Storm boxing.  I have a Hobbycraft two seater I may finish like this.

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..

Old Wombat

Bought a 1/32 Revell VW Beetle from the local Toy World as a birthay present for myself today. <_<
Has a life outside of What-If & wishes it would stop interfering!

"The purpose of all War is Peace" - St. Augustine

veritas ad mortus veritas est

The Wooksta!

Quote from: Gondor on July 07, 2019, 01:59:24 PM
Quote from: The Wooksta! on July 07, 2019, 01:54:39 PM
Gondor tipped me off about a Contrail Warwick on ebay, but indicated he was likely to bid, so I refrained only for a second one to pop up a day or two later.  Game on and for some reason, it's now mine.  Although it's not.  A mate of mine wants one and as he's passed me some very tasty and expensive conversions for next to nowt, it's all his.

Glad it's going to a good home as I had to save the pennies due to needing a hose replaced in the car cooling system so could not bid on them, next time unless Alley Cat bring theirs out in the meantime.... not holding my breath on that one

Gondor




If and, more importantly when, Alleycat bring his out, it's likely to be at least £120 and probably more, plus you'll wait for about three months for it despite the money coming out of your account within days. 

The most expensive Contrail one will set you back £50 including postage.  It's one of Contrail's later kits, with injection parts and decals, plus lots of spare engines and bits to do any variant.  Quite a comprehensive package and as Neil Gaunt is unwilling to rerelease it - as vacforms don't sell - one thats only going to appreciate in value in the short term.  TBH, I suspect Valom may have a bash at it, but that's just speculation.
"It's basically a cure -  for not being an axe-wielding homicidal maniac. The potential market's enormous!"

"Visit Scarfolk today. Our number one priority is keeping rabies at bay"
https://scarfolk.blogspot.com/

"An inaccurate parcel of dog turds!"

The Plan:
www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic

kitnut617

Quote from: kitnut617 on June 28, 2019, 04:10:04 PM
Just bought a Big Plane Kits 1/72 737-200 in Canadian North markings. It comes with the 'gravel kit' that is installed on the 737-200s 'up north'

This was at the post office today, I am seriously impressed with this kit ----  :mellow:
If I'm not building models, I'm out riding my dirtbike

Gondor

Quote from: The Wooksta! on July 08, 2019, 04:01:00 AM
Quote from: Gondor on July 07, 2019, 01:59:24 PM
Quote from: The Wooksta! on July 07, 2019, 01:54:39 PM
Gondor tipped me off about a Contrail Warwick on ebay, but indicated he was likely to bid, so I refrained only for a second one to pop up a day or two later.  Game on and for some reason, it's now mine.  Although it's not.  A mate of mine wants one and as he's passed me some very tasty and expensive conversions for next to nowt, it's all his.

Glad it's going to a good home as I had to save the pennies due to needing a hose replaced in the car cooling system so could not bid on them, next time unless Alley Cat bring theirs out in the meantime.... not holding my breath on that one

Gondor




If and, more importantly when, Alleycat bring his out, it's likely to be at least £120 and probably more, plus you'll wait for about three months for it despite the money coming out of your account within days. 

The most expensive Contrail one will set you back £50 including postage.  It's one of Contrail's later kits, with injection parts and decals, plus lots of spare engines and bits to do any variant.  Quite a comprehensive package and as Neil Gaunt is unwilling to rerelease it - as vacforms don't sell - one thats only going to appreciate in value in the short term.  TBH, I suspect Valom may have a bash at it, but that's just speculation.

Good point about the probable cost of the Alleycat kit but as I said it's as much how much £ I have available when one comes on the market. Thanks for the advice though Lee  :thumbsup:

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....

zenrat

#820
Found on my doorstep today in a box marked Hobby Link Japan.

Fujimi 1/24 Borrani wire wheel upgrade set.
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).
Hasegawa 1/72 Douglas A-1H Skyraider "US Navy".  I already have the "Vietnam War" boxing of this.  It's the same mould except the Vietnam release has an extra 6 sprues of weapons (including a toilet).  This release has no weapons load, just a single drop tank.  If you want one of these and can find one buy the Vietnam one.  This maybe either RW African or South/Central American.  Or something else altogether.
Tamiya 1/35 Universal Carrier "European Campaign".  This has rubber band tracks  :-\
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..

Dizzyfugu

Master/Mistecraft kits are always a lottery - never take a bet on the box artwork and the decal sheet an/or the painting instructions that come with the kit! I have had cases that none of these matched up (Iskra and MiG-21 kits).

Besides, an 1:72 Zvesda T-34/85 and a HUMA 1:72 Me 309 joined the pile.

kerick

#822
Quote from: Dizzyfugu on July 09, 2019, 07:08:05 AM
Master/Mistecraft kits are always a lottery - never take a bet on the box artwork and the decal sheet an/or the painting instructions that come with the kit! I have had cases that none of these matched up (Iskra and MiG-21 kits).

All I can say is the kit itself is much, much better than the Hobbycraft kit I have. I'll probably use after market decals anyway so that's no problem.

And the ejection seat at least resembles the Soviet type, not some shapeless lump to stuff under the canopy.
There's someone in my head, but it's not me!

PR19_Kit

Quote from: zenrat on July 09, 2019, 03:30:28 AM

Found on my doorstep today in a box marked Hobby Link Japan.


I wouldn't put up with people dumping stuff like that on your doorstep, I'd send it back................  ;)
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

Gondor

Received from Scaleworx today

1 x 1/72 Kfir TC.2/7 conversion set along with a couple of missing items from the TC.12 set I ordered earlier this year

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....