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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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Howard of Effingham

Quote from: NARSES2 on December 26, 2019, 03:24:44 AM
Surprisingly one of the post lunch pressies was a kit  :thumbsup:

New tool Airfix Me 262A-2A Bomber. I'm thinking Hungarian or maybe Romanian AF. It will be interesting to see if the slight problem I had with the wing leading edge/engine on the one I built when it first came out was me or the kit ?

Perhaps immediate postwar Chris a bit like those Czechslovak ones iirc.

Keeper of George the Cat.

nighthunter

Holy Grail kit acquired!

1/72 Revell Starfury Aurora Mk.1
"Mind that bus." "What bus?" *SPLAT!*

Nick

Quote from: nighthunter on December 26, 2019, 10:59:08 PM
Holy Grail kit acquired!

1/72 Revell Starfury Aurora Mk.1

I've had one in the stash for years. There was a website offering alternative decals too.

Rheged

Despite temptation, my stash did NOT grow today. British Heart Foundation shop in Hereford had  3 Airfix Yak 9s at £9.99 each, Privateer, Liberator and a couple of others I can't recall at £19.99 each and a Heyford and a Stranraer at £29.99 each.  Someone's stash reduction is BHF luck.
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Rick Lowe

Quote from: Nick on December 27, 2019, 10:13:09 AM
Quote from: nighthunter on December 26, 2019, 10:59:08 PM
Holy Grail kit acquired!

1/72 Revell Starfury Aurora Mk.1

I've had one in the stash for years. There was a website offering alternative decals too.

There was a swag on Starship Modeler at one time.
Mostly of the Cheesecake variety.

nighthunter

Quote from: Nick on December 27, 2019, 10:13:09 AM
Quote from: nighthunter on December 26, 2019, 10:59:08 PM
Holy Grail kit acquired!

1/72 Revell Starfury Aurora Mk.1

I've had one in the stash for years. There was a website offering alternative decals too.
Quote from: Rick Lowe on December 27, 2019, 11:21:30 AM
Quote from: Nick on December 27, 2019, 10:13:09 AM
Quote from: nighthunter on December 26, 2019, 10:59:08 PM
Holy Grail kit acquired!

1/72 Revell Starfury Aurora Mk.1

I've had one in the stash for years. There was a website offering alternative decals too.

There was a swag on Starship Modeler at one time.
Mostly of the Cheesecake variety.
@Rick: Most of it is gone now, now they have individual fighters.

@Nick, if you ever want to give it up, let me know, lol
"Mind that bus." "What bus?" *SPLAT!*

The Chaos


Howard of Effingham

From a quick raid on Parabellum in Birmingham this lunchtime.

1/35 MPM Volkswagen Typ 87 [Military Beetle]
1/72 Sword TBM-3W Super Guppy with Kon. Marine and Aeronavale markings but will be whiffed.

Some Squadron White Stuff and some Revell Contacta glue
Keeper of George the Cat.

Gondor

I received an eBay win in the post today

1 x 1/72 CtA Harriers-1 Generation & two Seater

Probably going to be used for real world builds especially as there is an option for the toned down Indian Navy markings

Gondor
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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....

McColm

I came across an Airfix 08670 'Bombers; North American B-25 Mitchell and Shorts Stirling '. The Stirling wasn't opened but the B-25 was. I'm not too sure if all the parts are there in the Mitchell kit,  so I will use it for spares.

The Wooksta!

Quote from: zenrat on December 24, 2019, 03:52:54 PM
He 219 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

Fred, be warned that it looks better in the box than when you start building it - the fit is vile, the u/c bays need some serious reinforcing... Absolute filler hound and there's very few places to put enough weight to prevent it being a tail sitter.

Quote from: The Wooksta! on December 22, 2019, 07:23:15 AM
Picked up an AZ Spitfire mk IXe lowback fom Uncle Frank yesterday.  He has another one that looks rather lonely left on the shelf...

That ended up in my possession a few days back.

Ebay tells me I've won that Testors Swift I was bidding on for the start price.  Which is nice.  There was also an Airkit Spitfire IIa wing tank and Griffon contrprop up as a BIN with free postage.  Would have to be stupid to let that go, so 'natch, it got snaffled.

I should also have 'fessed up to getting a second original Pegasus Spiteful in the white plastic too.

And finally, I've ordered one of these from Shapeways in 1400th scale:



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Rick Lowe

Quote from: The Wooksta! on December 30, 2019, 12:38:25 PM
Quote from: zenrat on December 24, 2019, 03:52:54 PM
He 219 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

Fred, be warned that it looks better in the box than when you start building it - the fit is vile, the u/c bays need some serious reinforcing... Absolute filler hound and there's very few places to put enough weight to prevent it being a tail sitter.


Could you make your own version of the part that's made for the Tamiya 1/48 version; a weight in the shape of the interior of the nose, with hollows for the wheel bay and cockpit, then skin it with the wheel well/cockpit interior detail?
If you started with something malleable enough and bashed it into a rough shape, the skinning/detailing could then go over that.
Maybe some white metal engines could help, too?

Of course, that wouldn't address the other difficulties Lee mentioned...