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My stash just grew again. (2022)

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

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AeroplaneDriver

From the eBay Fairy, Airfix 1/72 Mosquito B.XVI.  Unfortunately it continues the trend of sellers packaging models in envelopes so it arrived with a crushed box.  Fortunately the contents seem intact.  Seems a beautiful kit in the box and continues Airfix's trend of doing very common sense things with their kits.  In this one there are parts to use as paint masks over the gear bays if building it gear down.  Such a simple, yet useful thing to include. 

I received another box that was supposed to be  Revell Vampire F.3 to go with the Mossie for a Christmas themed display that some of you can probably figure out.  Unfortunately that seller sent me the wrong box and I got a set of Tamiya 1/35 Army Accessories.  The seller seemed at a loss how to solve the issue until I suggested he put me in touch with the buyer who was expecting my delivery and got a Vampire instead and we ship them to each other with him refunding the shipping costs.  He agreed to this but the Vampire recipient has yet to get his package. 

Hoping this doesn't turn into a major hassle as I'd like to get this display done within a few weeks. 
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

63cpe

Ouch, that's not a good buyer experience and a mayor delay. It'll be Christmas soon.

I've got a 1/72 vampire in the stash if you need it, you can have it.

Good luck!
David aka 63CPE

Gondor

From the eBay fairy

1 x 1/72 Airfix Hawker Tempest Mk V. This will have one of Colins P.1027 conversions added to it.

Also popped into HobbyCraft and left with a spray tin of Gloss Black paint to act as an undercoat for the Chrome paint I bought yesterday.

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....

DogfighterZen

Latest buy and first delivery of the most recent acquisitions...



Will be a PoAF bird, no doubt... :mellow:
"Sticks and stones may break some bones but a 3.57's gonna blow your damn head off!!"

The Wooksta!

A Matchbox Fiat G91 arrived this morning, courtesy of Kitbasher. If it matches the plans, it may be kitbash fodder for a Supermarine Type 557 Swift trainer.

If it doesn't, it goes in RAF markings, as one appeared as such, in the Doctor Who story "The Faceless Ones".
"It's basically a cure -  for not being an axe-wielding homicidal maniac. The potential market's enormous!"

"Visit Scarfolk today!"
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"She's died?!?  Then how's she meant to get the shopping home?"

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Wardukw-NZ

A nice little pile of stuff from my fav LHS Stocker models.
A Vollmer factory fencing set..ho scale..useful bits.
A pack of K & S shim brass sheet and a bag of assorted tubing.
A old pre built Monogram car..the decals say Ice Tea and it's old but as always it's missing what looks like a fuel tank from behind the front wheels....a sand dragster this will be.
Assorted mix of Easyway white metal rail parts..Easyway is a company from here in NZ..bout a hour south of me in fact in Hamilton.
Now a good annoyance..2 weeks ago I brought a $25 pair of Tamiya flush cut nippers..they were not flush..not even bloody close to flush ..so took em back and with the refund brought another pair but these had a price of $67 ..not after the discount  ;D
These are the sharp pointed side cutters ..Item 74035..far better  :thumbsup:
If it aint broke ,,fix it until it is .
Over kill is often very understated .
I know the voices in my head ain't real but they do come up with some great ideas.
Theres few of lifes problems that can't be solved with the proper application of a high explosive projectile .

zenrat

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..

Wardukw-NZ

Quote from: zenrat on November 30, 2022, 03:13:36 AMAhh, Tom Daniel's Ice T.



I had a feeling you'd know mate  ;D and most glad ya did  :thumbsup:
Kinda thinking of a tribute car to the original but a wee bit modified  :wacko:
I also just brought some 1/24-25th seat belts ..there coming in from France and already been sent . <_<
If it aint broke ,,fix it until it is .
Over kill is often very understated .
I know the voices in my head ain't real but they do come up with some great ideas.
Theres few of lifes problems that can't be solved with the proper application of a high explosive projectile .

Nick

Not a kit but a tool box. It's for holding my paintbrush collection and has 3 long compartments inside a clear case. Only £2.99 from The Range.

While I was there I bought 2 jars of Winsor & Newton Galleria acrylic varnishes, Satin and Matt. Going to try them out and see how they work.

The Wooksta!

I got a new one last week to replace my current away kit as it was getting too small. Just ver six notes from Wilkinson's.

And a spare set of them JML glasses with the magnification lenses.
"It's basically a cure -  for not being an axe-wielding homicidal maniac. The potential market's enormous!"

"Visit Scarfolk today!"
https://scarfolk.blogspot.com/

"She's died?!?  Then how's she meant to get the shopping home?"

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

NARSES2

Quote from: Nick on November 30, 2022, 01:44:04 PMWhile I was there I bought 2 jars of Winsor & Newton Galleria acrylic varnishes, Satin and Matt. Going to try them out and see how they work.

Give it a good shake (I count to 100 whilst shaking  ;D ) and then let it settle for a minute or two. Then use sparingly  :thumbsup:  It's my regular varnish
Decals my @r$e!

Pellson

Quote from: NARSES2 on December 01, 2022, 12:18:52 AM
Quote from: Nick on November 30, 2022, 01:44:04 PMWhile I was there I bought 2 jars of Winsor & Newton Galleria acrylic varnishes, Satin and Matt. Going to try them out and see how they work.

Give it a good shake (I count to 100 whilst shaking  ;D ) and then let it settle for a minute or two. Then use sparingly  :thumbsup:  It's my regular varnish

Would these work also on enamel paint?
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!

NARSES2

Quote from: Pellson on December 01, 2022, 05:03:53 AM
Quote from: NARSES2 on December 01, 2022, 12:18:52 AM
Quote from: Nick on November 30, 2022, 01:44:04 PMWhile I was there I bought 2 jars of Winsor & Newton Galleria acrylic varnishes, Satin and Matt. Going to try them out and see how they work.

Give it a good shake (I count to 100 whilst shaking  ;D ) and then let it settle for a minute or two. Then use sparingly  :thumbsup:  It's my regular varnish

Would these work also on enamel paint?

I've used them on enamels before ok.
Decals my @r$e!

Pellson

#1543
Quote from: NARSES2 on December 01, 2022, 05:28:36 AMI've used them on enamels before ok.

Thanks.  :thumbsup: 

On the original subject, the EBay fairy brought an old Zvezda MiG-31B today. Got it very cheap, and it's quite ok for such an old kit, so I'll allow myself to be quite pleased.
Also caught some odd sets of surplus Humbrol enamels, among them a few much needed that I hadn't been able to source as hoped. They have yet to arrive, though.
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!

DogfighterZen

Delivered today from Austria via ebay from a fellow called Martin...  :thumbsup:



First impression was simply amazement at the size of the wings... they're as big as the 1/48 Spitfire wings of the clipped wing tip type...
I had the notion that it was a big bird but i didn't expect that much wingspan... lots of space for ordnance, right?  :wacko:
The vacformed canopies are a bit yellow so i'll probably end up using a spare canopy from another kit.
Resin parts are all good, but the engine cowling seems like i'll have to be very careful when cutting it out of the casting block as it is attached at the front portion. Gotta be careful or i may end up sanding off more than i'm supposed to... :-\
Anyway. it doesn't look too complicated but will need some careful work in certain areas. It's a beauty of plane so it's worth it.
"Sticks and stones may break some bones but a 3.57's gonna blow your damn head off!!"