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My stash just grew again. (2022)

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

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Wardukw-NZ

Big pile of model mags now added to the stash...42 of them to be exact.
Theres Scale Aviation modeller...Military ?modelcraft international...scale military modeller international..military modelling..Scale aircraft modelling..airfix model world..model military international..model aircraft..model airplane international ..tamiya model magazine international and 2 × abrams squad and all for a $1 NZ per mag....
Rick mate have checked Stockers for ya cast stuff ? They've got a pretty large selection and heres some else for ya ...i used have a 74 XB panel van..it ended up with the GT bonnet and started life with a 351 Cleveo and C4 trans..ended up with a supercharged 514 BB  ..8/71 blower ..C6 trans and a 4 link 9in in the butt..would love to build another one but finding one for what i payed for mine ? Not bloody likely.
Oh all the machical bits ended up in a 77 XC Coupe after i sold the body shell to a Aussie bloke  ;D ;
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 .

AeroplaneDriver

First addition of 2022...thanks to a "Lightning Deal" at Sprue Brothers:

Meng 1/48 F-18F Super Hornet

My first Meng kit. looks nice in the box and reviews seems decent. 
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

Rick Lowe

Quote from: Wardukw-NZ on January 07, 2022, 06:02:17 PM
Big pile of model mags now added to the stash...42 of them to be exact.
Theres Scale Aviation modeller...Military ?modelcraft international...scale military modeller international..military modelling..Scale aircraft modelling..airfix model world..model military international..model aircraft..model airplane international ..tamiya model magazine international and 2 × abrams squad and all for a $1 NZ per mag....
Rick mate have checked Stockers for ya cast stuff ? They've got a pretty large selection and heres some else for ya ...i used have a 74 XB panel van..it ended up with the GT bonnet and started life with a 351 Cleveo and C4 trans..ended up with a supercharged 514 BB  ..8/71 blower ..C6 trans and a 4 link 9in in the butt..would love to build another one but finding one for what i payed for mine ? Not bloody likely.
Oh all the machical bits ended up in a 77 XC Coupe after i sold the body shell to a Aussie bloke  ;D ;

I love getting old mags - to the point where I'm now having to have a big cull... still, I will copy the stuff I want and get them off to be someone else's problem enjoyed and treasured by someone else.
Surprisingly, some of the old school conversions are still the only way to get some of the subjects... and I'm talking 60s and 70s articles...

Those both sound like a pretty sweet units, fella - though I'm thankful I wasn't able to get anything along those lines back in my Young and Stupid Days, as I might not be here now...

Yeah, those were the days, but the old iron is like rocking horse poop now... and priced accordingly.

I can't seem to get any further than the front page for Stokers, but that's ok - I've bought from Acorn before and was happy with their service, so they got my money again.
And the item will probably be the same price at Stokers, anyway.

Wardukw-NZ

Yeah Stockers website is a pain but your in with some luck there mate..James and Colin (the owners son) know me very well and they're always up for a deal so ya never know mate  :thumbsup:
Oh theres still a heap of mags there and i fully intend to relieve them of some more..hell for a buck each matey im in  ;D and your bang on there to Rick..theres some wickedly good articles in those mags and a few of the ones i got have some really cool things in em ..it that reason that my Tamiya Cent is not going to be a ARV now..its going a different route.

Yes i still miss the days of putting 302 windors into Capris and a MK5 cortina and i still miss my old turbo MK1 escort but a guy killed himself in that car..i told him when he brought it to be careful and yeah..the prices today are nuts..way out of my world now..oh well..fond memories  <_<
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 .

Old Wombat

Old Aussie Fords. :wub:

Mine was a 1972 ZF Fairlane with a Windsor 302 under the bonnet. :wub: :wub:
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

Rick Lowe

Had a junky XW Falcon at one time, with a 221 and manual 3-on-the-tree, and another time a not-too-much-better VF Valiant, 225 with Torqueflite.
Both were fun, but expensive for a young fella to run, so I went back to 4-pots.

The not-too-bad (and distant) Old Days!  ;)

It didn't take long for the dreaded and annoying Thread Drift to crop up, did it?  ;D

Dizzyfugu

#36
New year, new purchases: I was happy to get my hands on a Matchbox G.91Y at ev!lbay for just a bit more than EUR 9,- (p. p.). Things start well.  :lol:

Gondor

#37
Probably my final purchase from Whirlybird

1 x 1/72 33 Sqn RAF Puma HC.1 WPX72066. I didn't realise that is was a whole resin kit!

From the big yellow H

1 x 1/27 Barracuda Cast BR72213  BAC/EE Lightning MB Mk.4 Ejection Seats (two in the pack)

1 x 1/72 CMK Quick and Easy Line Q72360 Supermarine Swift Ejector Seat MB Mk.2 (one in the pack)

1 x 1/72 ResiKit RS72-0118 EE Canberra Whees set

1 x 1/72 Xtradecal X72336 de Havilland Mosquito B. Mk.XVI & PR.34 Collection

The Ejector seats for a Canberra and the Decals to go along with some nice resin that should apear sometime this year from Colin  :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....

DogfighterZen

Got the Etendard today... :thumbsup:



But the Special Hobby Spitfire Mk.22 hasn't arrived yet and the Reskit missiles are still in the Portuguese customs and i haven't had any notification from them yet so i sent an email today... :banghead:
Also ended up ordering a couple more, from a Dutch seller on ebay, a Bilek 1/72 Su-17 Fitter H and from a Portuguese seller on Facebook marketplace i scored a cheap Revellogram F-82G.
"Sticks and stones may break some bones but a 3.57's gonna blow your damn head off!!"

Old Wombat

With all this unauthorised military hardware you're importing into Portugal, your Customs officers are probably worried you're about to kick-off an armed insurrection. ;)
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

DogfighterZen

Quote from: Old Wombat on January 10, 2022, 03:10:24 PM
With all this unauthorised military hardware you're importing into Portugal, your Customs officers are probably worried you're about to kick-off an armed insurrection. ;)

;D ;D ;D Maybe, i've heard stranger things happen with the Portuguese customs...  :banghead:
"Sticks and stones may break some bones but a 3.57's gonna blow your damn head off!!"

Pellson

Quote from: DogfighterZen on January 10, 2022, 02:08:49 PM
Got the Etendard today... :thumbsup:

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That is a lovely kit!  :wub:
I built one when in my late teens, and I still have it, in its Argentine markings. Many, many years later, I got the Airfix one for the Aeronavale, and that is so much worse!
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!

DogfighterZen

Quote from: Pellson on January 10, 2022, 11:00:53 PM
That is a lovely kit!  :wub:
I built one when in my late teens, and I still have it, in its Argentine markings. Many, many years later, I got the Airfix one for the Aeronavale, and that is so much worse!

Yes, indeed it is, Pellson. I've had the Heller kit for some time but, although it's not awful, it doesn't come close to this kit. I'd been looking for an academy kit for ages and never could find one at a reasonable price. Finally found this one in the Italeri box.
There are 3 molds that i know of in 1/72 scale, the Airfix, Heller and Academy/Minicraft and the latter is the best without a doubt.
"Sticks and stones may break some bones but a 3.57's gonna blow your damn head off!!"

Dizzyfugu

The Academy Sue is a nice kit, I built one many moons ago. Quite thick side walls, but it goes together well.

zenrat

Quote from: Dizzyfugu on January 11, 2022, 12:54:22 AM
The Academy Sue is a nice kit, I built one many moons ago. Quite thick side walls, but it goes together well.

Second that.  I still have the Exocet somewhere.

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.

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