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My stash just grew again. (2022)

Started by seadude, December 30, 2021, 03:39:56 PM

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jcf

Quote from: zenrat on November 24, 2022, 03:38:41 AMLike a Hetzer, but completely different.  :mellow:
What if the Soviet Union annexed Czechoslovakia in '38 rather than Nazi Germany?

How? They didn't share a border in 1938. The Soviet Union would have had to go through Poland or Romania.

"Conspiracy theory's got to be simple.
Sense doesn't come into it. People are
more scared of how complicated crap
actually is than they ever are about
whatever's supposed to be behind the
conspiracy."
-The Peripheral, William Gibson 2014

kitbasher

Thanks to a tip-off from The Wooksta! I scored a 1/72 Hobbycraft CF-100 Canuck Mk 5.  Been after one for eons, Modeldecal 349 Sqn markings have waited a veeeery long time for it.

Two Mk 4s in the stash - one now in the sales bag but undecided about the other.
What If? & Secret Project SIG member.
On the go: Beaumaris/Battle/Bronco/Barracuda/Corsair/Flatning/Hellcat IV/Hunter PR11/Hurricane IIb/Ice Cream Tank/JP T4/Jumo MiG-15/P1103 (early)/P1154-ish/PC-12/Phantom FG1/Sea Hawk T7/Spitfire XII/Twin Otter/Val/FrankenCOIN/Frankenfighter

The Wooksta!

Convert it to the swept version?  I'd be happy to take it off your hands though.
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kitbasher

Quote from: The Wooksta! on November 24, 2022, 03:41:03 PMConvert it to the swept version?  I'd be happy to take it off your hands though.

The one already in the sales bag I will set aside for you, Lee.
What If? & Secret Project SIG member.
On the go: Beaumaris/Battle/Bronco/Barracuda/Corsair/Flatning/Hellcat IV/Hunter PR11/Hurricane IIb/Ice Cream Tank/JP T4/Jumo MiG-15/P1103 (early)/P1154-ish/PC-12/Phantom FG1/Sea Hawk T7/Spitfire XII/Twin Otter/Val/FrankenCOIN/Frankenfighter

NARSES2

Quote from: jcf on November 24, 2022, 11:57:31 AM
Quote from: zenrat on November 24, 2022, 03:38:41 AMLike a Hetzer, but completely different.  :mellow:
What if the Soviet Union annexed Czechoslovakia in '38 rather than Nazi Germany?

How? They didn't share a border in 1938. The Soviet Union would have had to go through Poland or Romania.


Very true Jon, but you might have got a situation where, for various reasons, the German's agreed to let the Soviets have Slovakia whilst keeping the Czech lands in Sept 39 after they'd divided Poland ?
Decals my @r$e!

zenrat

#1520
Quote from: NARSES2 on November 25, 2022, 01:51:18 AM
Quote from: jcf on November 24, 2022, 11:57:31 AM
Quote from: zenrat on November 24, 2022, 03:38:41 AMLike a Hetzer, but completely different.  :mellow:
What if the Soviet Union annexed Czechoslovakia in '38 rather than Nazi Germany?

How? They didn't share a border in 1938. The Soviet Union would have had to go through Poland or Romania.


Very true Jon, but you might have got a situation where, for various reasons, the German's agreed to let the Soviets have Slovakia whilst keeping the Czech lands in Sept 39 after they'd divided Poland ?

See first line of my sig below.

Soviet Union had already absorbed Hungary and Romania at the same time as the Anschluß Österreichs was going on.  Stalin knew Mussolini was reluctant to completely throw in his lot with Hitler and took advantage of Nazi Germanys lack of allies.
That or secret Russian tunnels under Poland.

Of course Jon's map might not match my reality...  :mellow:
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..

PR19_Kit

This is WhiffWorld after all, we can re-do any 'history' that we don't like.  ;D
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

rickshaw

Those Russians, always inconsiderate bastards...   :banghead:
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zenrat

We regularly ignore aerodynamics, physics, taste, and common sense.  Why not ignore geography as well?    ;D
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..

PR19_Kit

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

The Wooksta!

Quote from: zenrat on November 25, 2022, 03:43:13 AM
Quote from: NARSES2 on November 25, 2022, 01:51:18 AM
Quote from: jcf on November 24, 2022, 11:57:31 AM
Quote from: zenrat on November 24, 2022, 03:38:41 AMLike a Hetzer, but completely different.  :mellow:
What if the Soviet Union annexed Czechoslovakia in '38 rather than Nazi Germany?

How? They didn't share a border in 1938. The Soviet Union would have had to go through Poland or Romania.


Very true Jon, but you might have got a situation where, for various reasons, the German's agreed to let the Soviets have Slovakia whilst keeping the Czech lands in Sept 39 after they'd divided Poland ?

See first line of my sig below.

Soviet Union had already absorbed Hungary and Romania at the same time as the Anschluß Österreichs was going on.  Stalin knew Mussolini was reluctant to completely throw in his lot with Hitler and took advantage of Nazi Germanys lack of allies.
That or secret Russian tunnels under Poland.

Of course Jon's map might not match my reality...  :mellow:

Or, given the lack of actual German tanks the Wehrmacht were using Czech built ones, the Soviets captured some during the early fighting.
"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

DogfighterZen

Quote from: The Wooksta! on November 24, 2022, 07:45:40 AM
Quote from: DogfighterZen on November 23, 2022, 05:36:28 AM
Quote from: Howard of Effingham on November 23, 2022, 05:10:48 AM
Quote from: DogfighterZen on November 19, 2022, 04:22:37 PM
Quote from: Howard of Effingham on November 19, 2022, 01:45:14 AM
Quote from: DogfighterZen on November 18, 2022, 08:19:25 AMOps, just clicked on a buy it now button... But it was for a good reason! :angel:
I'd never heard of such a plane but it looks good so, on order is a Valom 1/72 Boeing XF8B-1.
Has anyone on here ever built one of these?


I have and it was like it was for The Wooksta hard to build. Did mine in a USN Dark Blue finish and cobbled together some F4U Corsair markings for it.

Well, seems like one of those kits that will benefit from careful dry fitting and adjustment of the parts.
I always do it anyway to avoid any nasty surprises but thanks for the words, i will pay extra attention to these issues. :thumbsup:

I have just remembered that the joint between the wing and the fuselage required MUCH fettling down and shims inserted into the joint to get it to fit.


Ok, this kit will be fun to build... ;D
Thanks for the warning! :thumbsup:

Assemble wing, assemble fuselage, put the fuselage on the wing and the run a scalpel down the wing using the fuselage as a guide, then cut out the top of the wing marked.

While looking at the sprue pics on the web, and with the wing/fuselage issue in mind, at first i thought of cutting it at the center of the top wing half to be able to fit the wings individually and the deal with the fuselage but then I remembered that the top of the wing was probably the cockpit floor so i thought of doing something similar to what you were describing. :thumbsup:
I'm getting very curious about that kit, can't wait to have my hands on it!
"Sticks and stones may break some bones but a 3.57's gonna blow your damn head off!!"

Gondor

Received today

1 x 1/48 Flying Start Models, Harrier Ferry Drop Tanks via the Harrier SIG

1 x 1/72 Zotz ZTZSP2 Roundels of the World Part 2 Southern Africa. Looking at some of the decals through the packageing, I think a Burundi aircraft will have to be built as no one knows the roundel  ;D

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....

Hobbes

Picked up today at the ESM: a Revell 1:87 Transrapid maglev train. This is a preassembled model.

Gondor

Popped into Hobbycraft on the way home today

1 x 400ML Spray Can of Chrome Effect paint. It's for some mirror details in the bathroom but I am sure it will come in handy for other things too.

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....