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Title: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 02, 2008, 05:45:25 am
A PM Hawker Sea Fury T20.  I only wanted it for the engine cowling but I think I can do it as a Sabre engine version.
Title: My Stash Grew yet again !!!!(3)
Post by: Aircav on January 02, 2008, 10:11:13 am
Bought from the LMS today, a pair of Wyverns, one 1/72 and the other 1/48 plus in the post a E10 and a E25 both 1/35  B)  
Title: My Stash Grew yet again !!!!(3)
Post by: kitnut617 on January 02, 2008, 10:59:21 am
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Well, don't know, seems to be a polish reedition of one of the two kits you mention. Maybe seeing the boxart will help you ?
The box was open when I bought it, so I've checked its parts two times. Fortunately nothing was missing, and the seller was honest!


(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i24/Archibaldlecter/103_3494.jpg)
 
The Frog kit comes with the pylon tanks so I think it must be one of those knock off kits from those moulds
Title: My Stash Grew yet again !!!!(3)
Post by: B777LR on January 02, 2008, 01:40:26 pm
Today i ordered the Frog P-51A and Bf-109F, and an Academy Mig-21. All 1/72 of course (and ive got something in mind for the fishbed) :D  
Title: My Stash Grew yet again !!!!(3)
Post by: Jschmus on January 03, 2008, 09:37:30 am
Frank sent me the 1/144 Airfix Orion (from 2001) and a 1/72 Hasegawa T-33.
Title: My Stash Grew yet again !!!!(3)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on January 03, 2008, 10:23:53 am
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Frank sent me the 1/144 Airfix Orion (from 2001) and a 1/72 Hasegawa T-33.
How is the Orion Jason?  John's Toy and Hobby in Gastonia has had one forever at a reasonable price and I almost bought it last week, but went with a B-57 instead.  If it's a decent kit  I may break down and get it one of these days.
Title: My Stash Grew yet again !!!!(3)
Post by: kitnut617 on January 03, 2008, 10:57:44 am
I got a 1/72 Slingsby T.67.M / T.3A Firefly today, I got it because CanMilAir have a set of decals for a Canadian operated one on their list and I'm trying to put together as many aircraft operated by the RCAF/CAF/or any operated for them by others (like the Northern Lights Hunter or Top Aces Consulting Alpha Jet)

Robert
Title: My Stash Grew yet again !!!!(3)
Post by: elmayerle on January 03, 2008, 09:44:45 pm
Several goodies off Echo-Braco in the last few days:

1 set - 1/72 Monogram first-boxing F-15 and F-15E to do another F-15M
2x 1/144 LS MiG-24's to provide long-range weapons for my Tu-26MP interceptor
1x 1/144 Entex/Crown "Flipper" for conversion to a side-inlet Ye-152I
2x 1/72 DB Models Thuderstick II spines
1x 1/72 DB Models F-16 Two-Seater Spine
1x 1/72 L&M Airfix Su-27 correction set
1 set of at least 10 1/48 or 1/32 drop tanks for whatever use; I can give tehir dimensions if anyone needs a couple
Title: My Stash Grew yet again !!!!(3)
Post by: B777LR on January 04, 2008, 01:29:06 am
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Today i ordered the Frog P-51A and Bf-109F, and an Academy Mig-21. All 1/72 of course (and ive got something in mind for the fishbed) :D
Got them with the post today
Title: My Stash Grew yet again !!!!(3)
Post by: kitnut617 on January 04, 2008, 08:17:53 am
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1 set of at least 10 1/48 or 1/32 drop tanks for whatever use; I can give tehir dimensions if anyone needs a couple
Hi Evan,

Is that an aftermarket set or something out of someones spares box.

I'm looking for four tanks which are similar to 1/72 F-15 600 gal. tanks.

Is they anything in there that would work?

Robert
Title: My Stash Grew yet again !!!!(3)
Post by: elmayerle on January 04, 2008, 05:17:54 pm
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1 set of at least 10 1/48 or 1/32 drop tanks for whatever use; I can give tehir dimensions if anyone needs a couple
Hi Evan,

Is that an aftermarket set or something out of someones spares box.

I'm looking for four tanks which are similar to 1/72 F-15 600 gal. tanks.

Is they anything in there that would work?
 
It looks like bits from someone's spares box.  I'll have to check on the tank shapes compared to the 600 gal F-15 tank, but they look to be very much of an Aero 2B streamlined shape, similar to most US bombs.
Title: My Stash Grew yet again !!!!(3)
Post by: Scooterman on January 04, 2008, 07:17:16 pm
1/48 F-111E from Kitech.  Yeah I know, Academy rip off repop with poor fit, but for $5 I couldn't complain!




Yet.
Title: My Stash Grew yet again !!!!(3)
Post by: Daryl J. on January 04, 2008, 09:52:16 pm
A surprise from Rollmodels:

2 Airfix Hawks, one Red Arrows, one Black Canadian.   They'd been ordered long enough ago that I'd completely forgotten about it.    


Daryl J.
Title: My Stash Grew yet again !!!!(3)
Post by: K5054NZ on January 05, 2008, 12:34:15 am
HI ALL!

I dunno what scale it is (looks smaller than 1:200), but a snap-tite model of Silverbolt, Aerialbot commander.

Yup, that's right - a Transformers kit! 1984, transforms from robot into Concorde! Should be fun
Title: My Stash Grew yet again !!!!(3)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 05, 2008, 01:37:21 am
last night at the model club

1/72 hobbyboss TA-7C corsair  :ar:  :ar: very nice kit.
Title: My Stash Grew yet again !!!!(3)
Post by: Thorvic on January 06, 2008, 02:01:18 am
And with the Forum swap over we now close this thread to allow a fresh one to be created  ;D
Title: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on January 06, 2008, 02:04:27 am
New Year, New Forum Software, New Stash Thread - just a pity no new models so far this year  ;)

Geoff
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on January 06, 2008, 06:28:36 am
had to nip over to the local hobby craft for some paints, noticed a clearance area with a few large airfix boxes. so I felt complelled to rehome an Airfix C-130H. at a reasonable price. (along with the paints i had gone there for)

Hmm I notice the last post of the last stash tread and the first post (adding a kit) on the new thread both come from members of the same IPMS branch.  IPMS(UK) Coventry & Warwickshire  ;D. Couldnt have planned it better if we tried eh Trev?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on January 06, 2008, 06:33:44 am
Well, finally gave in and bought the Italeri 1/35 Staghound - and bloody glad I did too cos its and outstanding kit!

Detail looks good, accurate, interesting selection of decal options, turned aluminium barrel, etched brass fret - all for 25 quid.  Full marks Italeri!  The turret is on a separate sprue as well, so hopefully we'll see the other Mks released - they certianly got as many variants as they could out of their AB41 tooling.

Will still look to pick up the Bronco Mk.1, just to compare the 2 ;)  Italeri looks like the easier build though tbh.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Hobbes on January 06, 2008, 06:56:05 am
Got a decal set for the VC-10 RB-211 test bed this week.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on January 06, 2008, 01:36:31 pm
During the donwtime I turned to eBay for comfort and picked up a Hasegawa 1/72 F-111A for $20 which is a pretty good price from what I can gather ($27 with shipping).
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on January 07, 2008, 03:12:59 pm
I had the Airfix Falklands War Collection (of six aircraft) arrived today, not bad little set actually.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Gervasius on January 10, 2008, 03:31:48 am
Revell F-102 1/48, traded for Hase 1/72 Phantom. To become IDF/AF.

Marko
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on January 10, 2008, 04:40:43 am
Managed to pick up 3 of theose Hasegawa F-111's that Nigel Found last month:-

F-111A
F-111E
FB-111A

G
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on January 10, 2008, 08:23:18 am
Picked up a Revell Faun tank transporter today which I'll convert into a RAF Crash tender, glad I'm not making the trailer part, looks like a lot bits  :o
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: elmayerle on January 10, 2008, 10:34:21 pm
1/72 Eagle Strike decal set: Ivan's Eagles - aircraft of a VVS squadron that carried eagle markings and other personalized markings.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on January 11, 2008, 01:22:40 am
 Latest additions:
1:72 HUP-1 chopper
1:48 Hasegawa Skyhawk B
1:48 Hasegawa Skyhawk E
1:48 Hasegawa Skyhawk F
1:48 Hasegawa Starfighter ( JASDF two seat)
....at the rate Im completeing stuff these days ,this is loft fodder. Theres Bolton this month to............................. :huh: :huh:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on January 11, 2008, 02:42:55 am
Ahhh yes, the joys of impulse buying, eh Dork ? - As for me, the eBay fairy just brought me an Academy 1:48 MiG 21MF (photo & inspirational profile in the workbench thread), and an Airfix Whirlwind. This latter I've managed to con our glorious leader into purchasing off me for the SMW 08 SIG theme.

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on January 11, 2008, 07:01:53 am
Arrived in the post today all the way from HK, 1/35 Bandai EFGF Anti MS Squad set includeds five figures, missile launcher, various weapons and a very big RX-79 GUNDAM hand  :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on January 11, 2008, 08:25:41 pm
On the way home from Atlanta tonight I stopped by the hobby shop and picked up the Dragon 1/144 Joint Harrier Force 1+1 GR.7+ GR.9 set.  I already have the 1+1 Tornado F.3 and F-5E/F sets and had hight hopes since they are pretty nice, but Harrier is a bit of a letdown.  Compared the the Revell 1/144 AV-8B+ I have the base model is pretty crude, and the nose must be cut off and replaced with the 'new mold' GR.7/9 nose.

Still, it's always nice to get some new 1/144 decals, the Brimstomes are a nice addition to the 1/144 weapons stash, and the kit will look OK once it gets the Swiss decals from a Revell Hunter on it!
 
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on January 12, 2008, 12:54:24 am
1/48th Zvezda La-5FN from Aeroventure. Looks good in the box. :o Wondering if I should do it as OOB, or as a Brit version of the Normandie Neimen with the VVS, I think there was an artwork of that here recently?

I like that idea Geoff  :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on January 12, 2008, 04:33:28 am
Zvezda Su-24MR
Italeri Su-34
Trumpeter F-8II Finback
Hobby Boss T-6G x 2

All 1/72nd

The 3 jets will be Chinese.
The T-6s will be real...USAF, etc.. :ph34r:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on January 12, 2008, 10:03:45 am
Arrived yesterday via the efforts of the Royal Mail and the U.S. Postal Service from HOG:

1/72 Aero C-2 (Arado 96 post-war)

1/72 Fairey Flycatcher

A return parcel is now en route...

Thanks HOG! 
:dalek:  :dalek:    :dalek:  :dalek:     :dalek:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: jester on January 12, 2008, 11:40:39 am
Picked up today for the grand total of £10, all 72nd:

Master Craft Su-17M4
Master Craft Su-17/22UM-3K
Master Craft Su-22M4/R
Master Craft Su-20/R

Just got to work out what to do with them now!

Cheers

Clive
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on January 12, 2008, 05:07:14 pm
Today I picked up one of those kits I've wanted for ages;  a 1/72 Tamiya F4D Skyray.  This is one of my favorite USN aircraft, so it may end up as a real-world build.

...but then again I have those Aeronavale decals...hmmm....?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 13, 2008, 02:00:43 am
Lovely kit AD - and Aeronvale - yesssss  :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on January 13, 2008, 07:29:45 am
Two Pavla Lightning F6 resin cockpit detail sets

Lee, do you think these cockpits could be modified into a two seater for the T.4/5/55.  I need some cockpit details in my Lightning trainers
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: matrixone on January 13, 2008, 09:37:42 am
My order from Squadron Mail Order arrived at my home the other day.

1/32 scale Hasegawa Fw 190D-9

1/32 scale Hasegawa Fw 190A-8

1/48 scale Dragon Ta 154/Fw 190 Mistel

1/48 scale Tamiya Fw 190A-3

The 1/32 scale Fw 190A-8 will be made into a what-if, I will be making this into a plane that has the big tail from a Ta 152 fitted to it.

Matrixone
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: elmayerle on January 14, 2008, 03:03:26 pm
Over the last few days:
1/72 Hasegawa F-4E, no decals - will go with whif markings. and AV-8A/Harrier GR.1 - not sure what I'll do with this one
1/144 LS MiG-25 - backup parts source for Tu-26MP bits
1/144 Revell MiG-31 - might be built as part of a team with the Tu-26MP using datalinked radar and firecontrol.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: McGreig on January 15, 2008, 02:57:32 am
Just arrrived from Lone Wulf, a 1/72 Classic Plane/Luedemann resin Junkers EF-140B/R. This was the Soviet development of the Ju-287, with two underwing Mikulin engines, remotely controlled barbettes above and below the fuselage and wing tip fuel tanks. I've never had a kit from this manufacturer before but the resin parts are nicely detailed, although they'll need more cleaning and trimming along their mating surfaces than, say, a Planet Models kit.

Also got two Revell Tu-22 Blinders from Modelzone. Don't really need them, but they were in the sale for only £7.99 each - - - -
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on January 15, 2008, 01:37:06 pm
From Monk Bar Models in York:

Airfix 1/76 Bristol Bloodhound
Revell 1/72 MiG 1.44.  I'd never realised how big this girl was!  I was thinking about swapping parts with a Tiffie, no chance of that, the MiG looks a 1/48 kit up against it!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on January 15, 2008, 02:31:51 pm
Via the postie today direct from Hong Kong. one Anigrand X-20 Dyna-Soar. The X-20 has been on my wants list for an age.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on January 15, 2008, 04:20:42 pm
New Tamiya Storch and Hasegawa BMW 327, by way of trade credit from local hobby shop.

Pegasus Hobby Snap together 1/48th V-2.. already built with included shark-mouth stickers. ;D ;D ;D
Not bad for 10 bucks, I will be getting more to build some classic rocket-ships. :dalek: :dalek:

Jon
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 18, 2008, 01:27:24 am
1/72 italeri UH-1N. nice looking lil' helo.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on January 18, 2008, 12:30:44 pm
Arrived today from Alan at Old Model Kits in a large box:

1/72 Monogram P-6E Hawk

1/72 Matchbox P-12E

1/72 Revell P-26 Peashooter

and something for a good friend across the Pond to whom I am in debt. ;)

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: PanzerWulff on January 18, 2008, 12:37:26 pm
one BIG Huey the 1/35 academy UH-1C "Frog" gunship,just picked it up 50% off at the LHS ;D ;D ;D
"Panzer"

Now I just need to figure where to display the thing when I'm done with it LOL
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on January 20, 2008, 12:34:48 pm
from Transport models in preston yesterday. Italeri SM 82 marsupiale. One hell of a stunning kit.

From Thorvic (stuff he's been baby sitting for me)
MPM DC-2
Airfix Ford Trimoter
Monogram F-105F
Matchbox Mystere IVA
Combat Models C-17A. (yes one of those big buggers)

And via IHG at the Bolton Show
Airfix Westland whirlwind I.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on January 20, 2008, 12:43:25 pm
From Bolton Show today....excellent by the way.....Hobby Boss 1/72nd T-6G :wub:and two decal sheets of USAF thingies and MiG-17/19s in very useful colours! :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on January 21, 2008, 03:37:48 am
Picked up at Bolton
x2 1/48 Dragon Shenzhou magic vessel spaceship, big rocket with lots bits, going to use the parts of one for Games workshop.

Revell Perry Rhodan space jet Glador, been after one for ages

x2 1/72 Italeri SHAR
1/72 Heller Mirage IV, thanks Geoff

plus two Resincast British tank figures and five lots of transfers/decals.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 22, 2008, 10:51:06 am
Quite a quiet Bolton on the purchase front - still trying to dry out !!!!

From Rad's £5 sale - Eduard Nuieport 23 in 1/48th. He knew I'd bite as soon as I saw the markings options !

Ialeri 1/72 Saharina a/c. Destined for Roman Auxillia on the Mesopotanian frontier.

Some tools and transfers

And finally a good time - even though I may have upset the tea lady with my views on modern art  :huh:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on January 22, 2008, 11:17:53 am
Also from Bolton, and courtesy of our resident Drag Queen, the excellent Hobbycraft Hawk 75 - the one with all the export sxchemes in (Norwegian, 2 x Peruvian, Rep of China, NEIAF, Argentinian - strangely there's no painting instructions shown on the back of the box for this one !). Will probably be 'real world' Vichy French. Thanks Terry !

AND

From friend NARSES, A 1:72 Special Hobby Pucara, yes it will be Whiffed..... soon !. Thanks Chris.

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on January 22, 2008, 03:33:46 pm
Just got from a fantastic bookshop with a top-notch kit selection:

Airfix 1:72 Lightning F3

AND before ANYONE even CONTEMPLATES mentioning any inaccuracies or deficiencies in my kit, I have wanted a Lightning all my life and this just happened to scream at me so I DON'T CARE!!!!!!!!

Whiffed. Of course. As you were.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: John Howling Mouse on January 22, 2008, 05:55:28 pm

From friend NARSES, A 1:72 Special Hobby Pucara, yes it will be Whiffed..... soon !. Thanks Chris.

Ian

I fully expect daily updates on this one once you begin (pleeeeeeze!).

Schnellzee
President, Cdn Chapter of Pucara Fan Club
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: gooberliberation on January 23, 2008, 12:34:19 am
I bought an Aoshima Ki-100 for cheap.

Really cheap. Now I know why :lol:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on January 23, 2008, 03:04:34 am
Just got from a fantastic bookshop with a top-notch kit selection:

Airfix 1:72 Lightning F3

AND before ANYONE even CONTEMPLATES mentioning any inaccuracies or deficiencies in my kit, I have wanted a Lightning all my life and this just happened to scream at me so I DON'T CARE!!!!!!!!

Whiffed. Of course. As you were.

Thats a very inaccurate kit... :-P
NZAF Lightning?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on January 23, 2008, 04:50:57 pm
I just got a great deal on several models from a friend who bought a 200+ kit collection:

- Roden 1/32  Fokker D.VI
- RPM  1/35 FT-17 WWI tank (with canon)
- Emhar 1/35 Whippet Tank (which way is the "front" on this thing?)
- A started, but complete Revell USS Burton Island icebreaker for $15. It's going to get rescaled to 1/350.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Scooterman on January 23, 2008, 05:26:47 pm
HobbyBoss 1/72 TA-7C Corsair.  VERY NICE!  Plus all the parts to do the ANG A-7K.

Also scored the AirDOC A-7 ANG sheet so I can finally do my PA ANG bird right!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on January 23, 2008, 07:46:20 pm
As I was driving to work in Atlanta on Sunday I stopped by a hobby shop and saw a 1/48 Hobbycraft F-111E on the sale shelf for $16.  So I bought it.  Next time I'll spend the money on lottery tickets or something more useful.  :angry:

What a piece of crap...
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on January 23, 2008, 08:59:53 pm
Not really, the outline is reasonable and it's only in the detail parts that it's let down.  Let's not forget that the Airfix Lightning first came out in 1961 and the detail was reasonable for the time.  With a bit of care and some effort it can be made into a very nice model.

I'd advise getting a new u/c (Aeroclub), mainwheel doors (Aeroclub) and bang seat (Martin-Baker Mk 4 - Aeroclub), along with one of the two decal sheets Xtradecal did for the Lightning.  The IFR probe and spare missiles from the Matchbox Lightning can help too.

Then again, wait for the Trumpeter one.
Cheers Lee! That's the sort of constructive info I was hoping for! UNFORTUNATELY, the NZ$11.50 I spent on the kit was my last cash of any kind, so until I get a job I can't really get any aftermarket. HOWEVER, next time I stumble across this kit I'll be sure to get in touch with my regular suppliers to get that stuff. Mind you, the IFR probe wouldn't be any good unless I was willing to scratch a bigger underbelly tank and cranked wing so that it could accurately portray an F6.

Thomas - hehe.....NZ, but not air force.....
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on January 24, 2008, 05:29:16 am
Yould always use the low-budget solution to the gear issues; make it an inflight build (naturally posed in a near-vertical climb!).  The pilot in the cockpit is also going to make it easier to make the seat look decent with just a little styrene and wire.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: van883 on January 24, 2008, 08:54:13 am
I seem to have acquired a Mastercraft Mig-19S and an Xtrakit Canberra.

Van
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: niki on January 26, 2008, 05:42:30 am
I seem to have acquired a Mastercraft Mig-19S and an Xtrakit Canberra.

Van

Hi Van,
Now, what is your instinct telling you about that Canberra? I was thinking of getting it myself. Does it seem to become a clean built?

Thanks!
Niki
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: John Howling Mouse on January 27, 2008, 09:41:37 am
Trumpeter Sea Hawk in 1:48 and the "new" Hobby Craft Desert Sea Fury in 1:32.
The Sea Hawk looks quite promising on the sprue but the Hobby Craft Sea Fury really disappoints me, especially considering I had hoped it to be a Trumpeter-produced mold.  It's extremely basic for the scale/cost and I can't even follow the directions!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: cthulhu77 on January 27, 2008, 09:47:19 am
This went into the shipping last week...such a big box, they said it would take more than seven days to arrive.
  Whooohoo! My Tank is Fight!

http://modelingmadness.com/scotts/misc/military/previews/dragon/6011x.htm
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: van883 on January 27, 2008, 02:12:08 pm
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Now, what is your instinct telling you about that Canberra? I was thinking of getting it myself. Does it seem to become a clean built?

the Canberra will be real world, if thats what you are asking

Van
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jschmus on January 28, 2008, 12:10:55 am
Just one addition to the stash this go around: the Revell 1/144 F-14D Tomcat.  It's a beautiful little kit, with a complete set of stores, plus decals for VF-101 and VF-213, the last unit to fly them in combat.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on January 28, 2008, 02:02:41 am
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Now, what is your instinct telling you about that Canberra? I was thinking of getting it myself. Does it seem to become a clean built?

the Canberra will be real world, if thats what you are asking

Van

Where as mine will be Swedish.

Didn't Sweden have Canberras?  :unsure:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on January 28, 2008, 04:19:45 am
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Now, what is your instinct telling you about that Canberra? I was thinking of getting it myself. Does it seem to become a clean built?

the Canberra will be real world, if thats what you are asking

Van

Where as mine will be Swedish.

Didn't Sweden have Canberras?  :unsure:

Yeap as target tugs and test beds, however i assume that Geoff P is intended a Sweedish PR9 for sneek & peek activity
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on January 28, 2008, 04:49:00 am
They only had two I think, in NMF & as Geoff mentions they were used almost exclusively for test work.  Now, a B variant in splinter cam, that would be nice..... :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: niki on January 28, 2008, 09:31:25 am
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Now, what is your instinct telling you about that Canberra? I was thinking of getting it myself. Does it seem to become a clean built?

the Canberra will be real world, if thats what you are asking

Van

Ups  ;D, sorry mate, should have chosen my words more carfully  :rolleyes:
No, I was just reffering to the quality of the kit. But hey, we are now waiting for those two (real world and Swedish) Canberras  :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on January 29, 2008, 06:46:42 am
Three 1/72nd Fujimi MiG-21MF/bis kits...

MiG-21MF, with Iraqi markings (plus a lot of others too :wub:)
MiG-21MF with recon pod (Egyptian plus a lot of others :wub:)
MiG-21bis with Finnish colours.

I fancy doing a Soviet one in a white and twin-blue "aggressor-type" scheme, from the Northern Defence Area.
Also, how about a Winter-camouflaged Finnish one?
And a Polish one to complete the trio??
Must get some more though....they're beautiful :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mike Wren on January 29, 2008, 07:11:54 am
how about a pseudo-Lightning aggressor?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on January 29, 2008, 07:54:45 am
A mate of mine reckons that the Xtrakit cranberry is a bit of a pig to build.

Bill Clark has an IP thread on BM - the sink marks in the u/c bays....  :o


Quote
fancy doing a Soviet one in a white and twin-blue "aggressor-type" scheme, from the Northern Defence Area.
Also, how about a Winter-camouflaged Finnish one?
And a Polish one to complete the trio??

If going Agressor, I would do pseudo-NATO schemes - maybe one in USAF SEA camo, another in RAF grey/green, maybe the 3rd  Luftwaffwe splinter?  Danish/CDN dark green?  ADC Grey?  Of course the colours aren't "exact" ;)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on January 29, 2008, 10:32:41 am
The Lightning Aggressor sounds a cool idea, Mike!!
I'm wondering if the -21 is the best the Soviets had for the Lightning's characteristics, though.
Might something else be better suited? Suggestions??
But a 21 would look nice in 111 Sqn markings :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on January 31, 2008, 03:50:38 am
Two 1/72nd Hobby Boss MiG-3
Two 1/72nd Booby Hoss T-6.....as much for the Chinese AF decals, but a nice kit with a huge colour scheme potential, real and daft too. In fact, a daft one can remain incredibly credible :rolleyes:
Two 1/72nd Revell Hunter FGA.9s, one of which will be a real Hunter FGA.70A of the Lebanese AF, and the other "might" be real too.....on the other hand......
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 31, 2008, 05:10:02 am
[- Emhar 1/35 Whippet Tank (which way is the "front" on this thing?)
-[/quote]

The "turret" is at the rear
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 31, 2008, 05:17:41 am
From the Kit Box in a very windy Whitley Bay, all 1/72

Tamiya Mustang at a very good price
Toko Sopwith TF2 Salamander for the RAF 100 build
Accademy Typhoon to finish my WIF line up
Revell Hurricane IIC

Then all the way from Hong Kong, Anigrand 1/144

Northorpe XB 49 + 3 bonus kits
Me P08-01 + 4 bonus kits
Nakajima G10N1 Fugaku + 3 bonus kits

First Anigrand 1/144 stuff I've bought. Very nice and these big bombers are well suited to the scale plus the bonus kits are really nice  :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on February 01, 2008, 10:33:45 am
Picked up today from the LMS, a pair of Revell Boeing 737-800's and a BAe146, all in 1/144 for the RAF100. build  :ph34r:
BTW, whos the 1/144 coordinator for the RAF100 ?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on February 01, 2008, 02:23:13 pm
Lance
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: matrixone on February 01, 2008, 02:43:13 pm
Just had the following delivered to me:

HobbyBoss 1/72 Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8,

Some True Details resin wheels,

Tamiya liquid suface primer,

Squadron white putty,

Two sets of Model Master enamel paints...the ones that came in those stupid metal boxes.

The HobbyBoss Fw 190A kit is an improvement over their Fw 190D-9, while its far from perfect its a pretty good value considering the low cost of the kit. I look forward to getting their He 162, Me 163, and Me 262 kits.

Matrixone
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Sisko on February 01, 2008, 03:09:39 pm

Bargin of the century.

Picked up a SF3D Nitto Nutrocker for $20US on E-bay.

You can't get this kit in OZ for less than $40 bucks or sometimes a lot more!

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 02, 2008, 01:34:00 am
last night at a very cold but snow free model club  ;D ;D ;D

airfix beagle basset [for just £6.50!!!!!!!]
matchbox mystere IVa
RoG Hunter FGA9/Mk58

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on February 02, 2008, 02:25:23 am
Through the post:

Xtradecal Hunter F6 sheet plus Hunter FGA9/FR10 sheet
Techmod P-47D/M sheet...for use on P-47s, Sea Furys and an A-10 :lol:
Blue Rider Puerto Rico ANG F-47N sheet....????
Ventura ANG Mustangs...all for....Mustangs, but all tweaked a bit, well, the decals anyway.

All decals in 1/72nd.

Apparantly the BoobyHoss 1/72nd Sabres are out. I've just ordered 4, but will look if they're at Milton Keynes tomorrow. if they are, I can put some of those Hunter markings to good use.
Rather have a Sabre than a Hunter anyday :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 02, 2008, 02:54:10 am
1/72 Revell Hunter FGA9/MK 58

1/48 Roden Sea Gladiator
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on February 02, 2008, 07:09:40 am
added to the stash today are (all 1/144 and revell)

-EC-135 (minikit, became SH-135B)
-eurofighter typhoon (to become maretime attack version)
-YF-23A Black Widow II (to become operational US Navy F-23C Version)

still on order are (also 1/144  :lol:)

-RoG eurofighter Typhoon (to become Sea-Typhoon carrier version)
-Academy Jaguar (old one converted to Jaguar-M, this one going to be RAF version Real World)
-RoG Rafale-M (destined for Leutonian Navy and Carrier Hadock)
-Trumpeter F-86E Sabre
-matchbox Mig-23 Flogger
-Academy Mig-21MF
-Rog Harrier GR.7
-RoG TF-104G Starfighter (to become RW Belgian)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on February 02, 2008, 10:03:28 am
Just arrived via USPS from echo-bravo:

1/72 MRC P-36
:wub:

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on February 03, 2008, 09:04:59 am
Lance

I know I'm the 72nd co-ordinator, Yeah, I'll take the 144th stuff as well. No problems.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on February 03, 2008, 11:36:14 am
At MK Show today....

BoobyHoss Spitfire Vbs (x2) and Hurricane IIc Trop...1/72nd.
The Spits amazingly have NO U/C doors!! but otherwise are fine.
Expect one with a ski u/c and the other with spats (courtesy of the PM Fokker D-21)
from Mike McEvoy, a 1/72nd Hasegawa P-38L, without instructions but not a problem as I have those anyway. This could well be a South korean F-38L from the Korean War (as Korea ASKED for ex-USAAF P-38s based/stored in Japan in 1948, but the US said their was no threat from north Korea) or it could be a RAF one based in North Africa....I have "some" artwork. :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 04, 2008, 01:32:37 am
at the delightful MKC show at stantonbury yesterday.....

airfix RF-5E
airfix RA-5C vigilante [the first one i have ever had in the stash]
academy F/A-18C [ :wub: :wub: this is an very, very good looking kit :wub: :wub:]
hasegawa tornado IDS [italian AF/ Marineflieger boxing]
ESCI HV-22A osprey [looks like the italeri molding]
airfix O-1E/F birddog
heller F-104G/TF-104G
fujimi phantom FGR2 firebirds [but later option with rubber tyres, droopable flaps and better engine detail]

plus lots of assorted decals inc a generic danish roundel sheet, and the two modeldecal gulf war sets.

also thank-you model alliance for the F-16 conformal fuel tanks and the canberra and dominie/king air decals

my wallet melted under the strain  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on February 04, 2008, 07:32:20 am
Revell 1/72 Hawker Hunter F.6, Monk Bar Models in York.  Surprised it's taken me so long to get this kit! :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on February 04, 2008, 12:39:31 pm
Arrived today via the U.S.P.S. off echo-bravo:

Matchbox 1/72 Hawker Fury (two-tone!!)

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on February 04, 2008, 02:43:54 pm
Multi colour sprues!  Ahh, childhood memories....!!!  I think I remember that the Classic British Kits SIG knocked several up unpainted.  I never did that as a kid myself, wouldn't be right for me without gloss paint in the thickest coat possible!  Accuracy for me was if it was the same colour & if I didn't have it, whatever was closest!  Start as I meant to go on..... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on February 05, 2008, 05:38:28 am
Via EB, 2 Revell Airbus A321 and a Boeing AWACS, all 1/144.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on February 05, 2008, 07:15:40 am
still on order are (also 1/144  :lol:)

-RoG eurofighter Typhoon (to become Sea-Typhoon carrier version)
-Academy Jaguar (old one converted to Jaguar-M, this one going to be RAF version Real World)
-RoG Rafale-M (destined for Leutonian Navy and Carrier Hadock)
-Trumpeter F-86E Sabre
-matchbox Mig-23 Flogger
-Academy Mig-21MF
-Rog Harrier GR.7
-RoG TF-104G Starfighter (to become RW Belgian)

order arrived today  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 06, 2008, 03:20:31 am
airfix O-1E/F birddog

one of those opps moments when having a proper look at the kit yesterday.

damn me if there isn't two birddog kits in the box and all for only £2!

hmm, wiff suggestions please!

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on February 06, 2008, 03:49:18 am
RAF 100 build maybe?  Spotter/hack, or maybe an Air Cadets machine?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Hobbes on February 06, 2008, 04:18:26 am


-Rog Harrier GR.7

Ah? Is that a new kit, or a variation on their AV-8B kit?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on February 06, 2008, 07:23:29 am
just discovered they screwed up my order  :banghead:

instead of the new revell harrier GR.7 i ordered they sent me an YF-23, ah well, guess i'll have to make do with that  :huh:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on February 06, 2008, 09:54:04 am
I got the Hobby Boss 1/72 AT-6 Texan. My first Hobby Boss kit. It's a strange mix of nicely detailed parts and others that aren't so nice (like the very sparse cockpit).  The fit looks to be very nice. I don't know what I'll build it as; maybe some sort of COIN aircraft.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on February 06, 2008, 10:32:33 am
Picked up a couple of the new Revell 1/72 Hunter FGA.9's today, looks like a scaled 1/32 kit including the inner pylons for the Swiss version which means I can use them for missile pylons and do the Omani AF and the Singapore AF versions  :ph34r: :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on February 07, 2008, 03:20:58 am
Just received via the postie....
2 x Hobby Boss Sabre F-30 (with USAF and South African Korean War markings....the id banding is all decals, and experience shows these to be excellent)
2 x Hobby Boss Sabre F-40s (with German and Japanese markings)
These kits look excellent!!! I must get some more.
4 x PM Fokker D.XXIs with truly disgusting decals. One will be real, and all-white example, the others will be whiffed....Japanese, RAF, USAAC??????
1 x PM Su-15.....RAF?USAF? how about Egyptian??

 :ph34r:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on February 08, 2008, 02:02:44 pm
Arrived today from Roll Models:

1/72 Olimp Curtiss P-6 (with Wright Field markings!!!  :wub:)

1/72 High Planes Ryan PT-20

3 pair Aeroclub spats :wub:

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Scooterman on February 08, 2008, 06:06:01 pm
From Dork the Kit Slayer-

And I've got the perfect scheme for her.

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on February 09, 2008, 10:07:09 am
Got another cheapie off echo-bravo today:

1/72 Heller Dewotine D-500/501

I haven't built one of these in almost 20 years!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on February 09, 2008, 12:01:16 pm
1/48th kit (by AA) of the Chinese A-5C....a bit crude, but it'll be OK.
1/16th MiniArt Musketeer XVIIth Century
1/1200th Revell AIDA Cruise liner :wacko:

All will be REAL :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: philp on February 09, 2008, 11:27:32 pm
Hey, I bought a model.

Had a $5 coupon left over from my birthday for Douglas Models so stopped in today and on the used pack, found the Airfix Lightning F3.  Ok, probably not the greatest kit but now I have the start for my LSR Group build.
Still need some sponsor decals though.

Oh yeah, final cost after tax, 53 cents.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on February 10, 2008, 02:50:21 am
Continuing with my latest "Skyhawk" fad. Picked up a hard to get "C" and an E bay E/F...............hopefully my next post will be an "M"
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on February 10, 2008, 06:54:04 am
i bought an unknown secondhand battleship at a rumage sale today (costed me onla €1  ;D)
by the looks of it i think its 1/400 and the orado seaplanes on it shows its german, my guess its the Tirpitz or Bismark. anyway im planning to modernise it into a modern cruiser  :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: anthonyp on February 10, 2008, 08:06:59 am
I've been behaving myself for a good long time, only buying YF-23's off of eBay and the occasional book where this hobby's concerned.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nick on February 11, 2008, 02:03:57 am
Now what did I get at Milton Keynes.......?

Hasegawa F11F-1 Tiger, 1/72
Toga ASU-57 Soviet Airborne Tank, 1/35
Dragon Soviet Motor Rifle Infantry figures, 1/35
HobbyBoss FM-1 Wildcat, 1/72. Thanks to Nigel B for this sharp little kit, looks like fun!

Firebreak and Iron Gate by Richard Herman, been looking for these for ages -_-
Invasion by Derek Slade. Another addition to my growing Operation Sealion collection. Will be interesting to see how he treats the subject.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on February 11, 2008, 11:02:41 am
Picked up a couple more Revell Hunter, Hmm Hunters.................................
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nigel Bunker on February 12, 2008, 02:51:58 am
Milton Keynes .... way too much

Some Airfix Spitfires
Some Hobbyboss Spitfires (these look OK with some gear doors and an Aeroclub canopy added)
Nimrod decals
Spitfire LR IIa conversion kit
Matchbox Lightning F2A/F6
SAMI books on the Bf 109 (won these in the raffle)
and lots of other bits


Spent too much money but had lots of fun there.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on February 12, 2008, 03:16:48 am
Just picked up from Windrosports in Bishop Aukland the new Airfix Nimrod and its ace, six version and a lovely bomb bay  :wub: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on February 12, 2008, 03:19:51 pm
nice one steve you score the first one on here :)

Edit (13/2/08)

My long pre ordered Airfix Nimrod arrived from Hannants.

As did a Classic plane IAe 33 Pulqui II resin kit from Our own Tom (Zuid99) via E bay.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Captain Canada on February 13, 2008, 06:32:17 pm
My box of 8 ACE 72nd scale armour kits arrived today from Elm City Hobbies.....thanks Scotty !

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on February 14, 2008, 12:34:21 pm
Arrived today from Squadron:

1/144 Minicraft DC-6B (5$ and change!!!)

1/72 RoG He-70

3 1/72 vac Bearcat canopies

1 1/72 vac Banshee canopy

1/72 Superscale "operation Torch" decals

1/48 Microscale Peru, Uruguay and Dom. Rep. decals (for a T-33, should work in 1/72)

1/72 "Eagle Squadron" decals

Brian da Basher

P.S. Did you know that when you order vac canopies from Squadron, they come two in a pack? So I really got SIX Bearcat canopies and TWO for the Banshee!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on February 14, 2008, 02:37:01 pm
Finally got an Airfix Nimrod - very nice kit very impressed  ;D

(However via Pat rather than the ones supposed to be in the post !!! :banghead:)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on February 15, 2008, 05:01:05 am
Airfix 1/72 Centurion, Monk Bar Models again, I'm getting to be a regular at that place!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nigel Bunker on February 15, 2008, 05:54:30 am
2 Airfix Nimrods from TAHS. Excellent.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on February 15, 2008, 03:36:10 pm
The Lovely Wife got me a $100 gift certificate from the LHS for Valentine's Day, so today I paid them a visit.  I browsed for a long time eyeing a RoG 1/48 Toom FGR.2, a Tamiya Meteor, and a BIG Trump. F-105.  Strangely I ended up leaving with something different for me-a 1/48 Tamiya F-16CJ from the new arrivals shelf.  I rarely buy a top-of-the-line, expensive kit, and I'm not the worlds biggest F-16 fan, but for some reason this one caught my eye.  Looking through the bos I really must say the engineering and detail look amazing.

I was going to add the FGR.2 and a Academy Hunter to the haul, but decided to hold on to the rest of the $$ when I found out the owner is expecting 3 four-engined-jet-powered-sub-hunting-thingies from England next week.  :o

I did visit Hobby Lobby too, where I picked up a 1/48 Academy F-16A/C from the clearance shelf for $8.  Obviously it doesnt compare to the Tamiya kit, but it's nice for $8 and includes a pair of GEPOD 30mm gun pods that will be handy for whiffing!

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 16, 2008, 02:00:52 am
From Modelzone in Croydon yesterday

Revell 1/32 He 162 in the sale - now need to get the markings for what I have in mind

SMER 1/72 Curtis Seahawk - never new they did one, think it will probably BPF

Chris

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on February 16, 2008, 02:06:38 am
That Sea hawk isnt their Tooling chris, its a nice (if basic) kit thou
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 16, 2008, 02:09:11 am
Do you know who's toolng it is Martin ? Neither me nor the bloke in the shop could figure
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 16, 2008, 02:11:06 am
last night at the model club meet....

aeroclub meteor T.7 and FR9 conversions for the matchbox kit [but should work with the xtrakit re-pop btw]
some spares from an airfix AC-47 spooky kit

and paid for a nimrod which i'll get later this afternoon or tomorrow :wub: it's more loft insulation as i'm waiting
for an aftermarket AEW.3 conversion
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on February 16, 2008, 02:11:55 am
Antares I think Chris. one hit wonder from behind the old Iron curtain.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on February 17, 2008, 07:59:50 am
Just back from the Huddesfield show and bought the following

Hasegawa 1/48 BMW 327
Special Hobby 1/72 CH-37 Mojave
Revell Flt. Lft. Rif Raf & his Spitsfire
plus some 1/144 Preiser Airliner personnel.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Madoc on February 17, 2008, 09:04:42 am
Folks,

I just picked up my Revell Lancaster from my local shop and, damn, she's a beauty!

Very crisply rendered.  Outstanding detail.  The clear pieces are absolutely crystal.  Spot on and well colored decals.  A highly detailed instruction sheet.  Recessed panel lines and raised surface detail where appropriate.  All in all, this is an outstanding kit.  And that'd be true even were it the same price as the Hasegawa beast - but at less than half the price of the Japanese rendering it's even more better!

I'm a happy hobbyist today!

Madoc
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on February 17, 2008, 11:54:53 am
From Huddersfield today...
HobbyBoss took a bashing...all 1/72nd:
F-84E
F-84G....both these have incredible decal sheets
Hurricane IIC
Mustang III
P-51B
T-6G
Zero
Bf-109E-3

Also, a couple of 1/72nd F-86F decal sheets (Superscale) for REAL Sabres.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on February 17, 2008, 12:25:22 pm
from Huddersfield.
Airfix Nimrod (thats the 2nd one for the stash)
Heller Douglas C-118 Liftmaster.
Toad Resins Junkers Ju-388L-1/K-1 conversion
Toad Resins Me 262C-2b & Lorin double set.
Revell 1/144th scale E 3 (doner for up comeing project)

And from Thorvic
Airfix P1127
Matchbox Hs 125 srs 600.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on February 17, 2008, 12:59:15 pm
From my good friend Nev (via Huddie), 1/48 Airfix Lightning F1/F3 & a (second) 1/48 Academy T-33 which will probably be 'real world'. Also got a coupla rare & ancient (white cover) Squadron Signal books, a first edition P-47 in Action and "Modern Luftwaffe in Action"

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on February 17, 2008, 01:26:33 pm
3 x Airfix 1/72  Nimrods (One for Overkiller)

1 x Trumpeter 1/35 E-100 Super heavy tank

2 x KP L-39 Albabtros
2 x F-100 Supersabres
(these being for kit bashing use)

G
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on February 17, 2008, 01:47:18 pm
From Huddersfield today

Dragon 1/35 Sherman III

Italeri 1/72 MH-53E (will be JMSDF naturally ;) )

Hasegawa 1/48 JASDF Weapons Set

Set of resin wheels to replace the nasty rubber ones in the Bronco Humber Scout Car

2 x 1/35 SKP figures of British Infantry

Resisted the Bailey Bridge, Comet and M4A1 76(W) that were tempting me....for now ;)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on February 17, 2008, 03:53:37 pm
My Huddersfield swag:

JB Models 1/76 Alvis Saracen
Italeri 1/72 ACH-47A Chinook
Revell 1/72 Merkava III, not for the stash, picked this one up for a mate.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on February 18, 2008, 12:09:25 am
1/72 Roden Antonov An-12BK
1/72 Frog F-100 Super Sabre
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 18, 2008, 06:04:59 am
postie brought me these this morning.....  ;D

airfix WW2 control tower
airfix F-84F [with an excellent decal sheet]
hobbycraft CC-142
bare-metal matt aluminium self-adhesive foil

and on saturday afternoon an airfix nimrod,  :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 18, 2008, 03:53:53 pm
Hobbycraft 1/48th Curtiss Hawk 75 fixed gear version, comes with three types of spatted gear. :)

Jon
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on February 19, 2008, 01:19:12 pm
Just arrived, courtesy of the incredibly generous Mr Howling Mouse:

Matchbox 1/72 Gladiator

Below is a shot of the "box art" so not only do I have a kit that takes me back to my boyhood but something really cool to hang on the wall to boot. Baz, you're the best

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on February 19, 2008, 04:42:50 pm
Today I picked up the Hase 1/72 US Aerospace Ground Equipment Set, and more importantly reserved two of the three Nimrod my LHS owner is expecting next week!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on February 20, 2008, 11:20:24 am
Picked up a Fujimi 1/72 F-4M Phantom off EB and for only £15 too  ;D :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on February 20, 2008, 11:41:01 am
Went in to get a pot of paint, came out with said pot of paint aaand ------  two Dragon 1/72 kits, the Pathfinder P-38 and Me.1101 Natchjager
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on February 21, 2008, 03:58:04 am
Ordered Tuesday evening from Kingkit and received today THURSDAY morning:

2 x Airfix 1/72nd F-84F
2 x Airfix 1/72nd F-86D
1 x Italeri X-32.

Fantastic Mail Order service.

Ordered Sunday evening from Models For Sale, and received today:

3 x Hobby Boss 1/72nd F-86F-30
3 x Hobby Boss 1/72nd F-84
1/72nd decal sheet Aeromaster:F-86D
1/72nd decal sheet Aeromaster: F-84E/G
1/72nd decal sheet Fokker D.21.....two Dutch and a Finnish option :wub:

I'd better get glueing ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mike Wren on February 21, 2008, 05:33:45 am
Tamiya 1/72 Spitfire Mk I for the Spit GB
and some 1/72 Shermans for the armour GB
and it looks like 10 Airfix Nimrods have just been delivered (no, not for me, for our shop...)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on February 21, 2008, 10:09:24 am
Went on a daytrip to copenhagen today! The intercity lightning train is great comfort, not stopping anywhere! ;D

After shopping with my sister, seeing the crown jewels (didnt even know denmark had any), and having lunch, i got to go to the Model Shop! They had a sale on PM kits, so i bought following: (all 1/72 PM)

Spitfire VB Floatplane

Bagdad Fury (2 seat Hawker Sea Fury of the Iraqi AF)

Focke Wulf Ta-183

Focke Wulf Ta-154

Horten Ho-229 V7 (2 seat night fighter)

DFS-194

Me-328

Sukhoi Su-21G Flagon
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on February 21, 2008, 11:36:03 am
After shopping with my sister, seeing the crown jewels (didnt even know denmark had any),

Could be why you have a Monarchy and its called The Kingdom of Denmark  :rolleyes: ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on February 21, 2008, 12:13:31 pm
After shopping with my sister, seeing the crown jewels (didnt even know denmark had any),

Could be why you have a Monarchy and its called The Kingdom of Denmark  :rolleyes: ;D

Well, nobody told me that a monarchy has to have crown jewels...

Honestly though, they looked heavy, all the way down there in the probably nuclear blast proof bunker underneath a castle. And teasing the soldiers gaurding the castle was fun! :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on February 21, 2008, 01:04:34 pm
Arrived a few moments ago from echo-bravo:

1/72 Monogram P-36

The classic P-36 kit!

I have plans for this beauty.

Of course, it won't look like the picture on the box when I'm done with it. :banghead:

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on February 22, 2008, 03:47:56 am
The postie has just delivered:

2 x HobbyBoss 1/72nd F-86F-30 Sabres....these will be real USAF along all the others I've got..."fousands of 'em!!"
2 x 1/72nd HobbyBoss F-86F-40 Sabres.....these with the later extended wing (as designed for the Japanese Sabres, and adopted for retro-fit to USAF sabres and exports) will be an occasional USAF one where appropriate, including a Whatif one in USAF ANG markings in SEAsia colours, and several whatif Sabres...possibly in "proper" export markings, but eronious colour schemes.
My thoughts are:
Southern Rhodesia
Zimbabwe
RAF
Oman
Chile
Israel
Iraq

Also, a Pegasus Hobbies 1/48th Hurricane I. This is an "easy build" snap together kit that is closely based on the Hasegawa kit. Some details are compromised...the entire cockpit interior is 3 pieces and the u/c and doors are moulded as one. But it looks terrific. I shall enjoy entering this in the now FREE IPMS(UK) ScaleModelWorld 08 at Telford in November painted in Crusader colours....the Standard Kit Rules mean so long as it's built with no additions other than seatbelts and aerial wires, the colour scheme/markings are open to anything. He, he, he, he ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on February 22, 2008, 09:15:27 am
Collected the Buccaneer pitot today, all 6ft 9 inches of it, plus a 3ft x 2ft Hemp paint chip, ie a Nimrod panel from one of the AEW versions so I can now tell you if your Nimrods are in the wrong shade of Hemp  ;D
Arranged to meet the chap I bought them off at Doncaster Aeroventure and while there bought a Hobbyboss 1/48 two-seat A-10 as well  :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on February 22, 2008, 01:17:32 pm
Came in the mail today:

Off echo-bravo, a KP 1/72 Skoda D.1 fighter

and

from the amazingly generous HOG:

A microwave-safe container holding what I believe is every spare part in 1/72 or smaller he ever owned. HOG, thank you! You're fantastic, and that microwave-safe dish will come in handy for re-heats!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on February 23, 2008, 04:05:00 am
I've been doing a bit of digging and it seems the panel is off Nimrod AEW.3P XV263, cool  :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on February 24, 2008, 10:32:54 am
Collected the Buccaneer pitot today, all 6ft 9 inches of it, plus a 3ft x 2ft Hemp paint chip, ie a Nimrod panel from one of the AEW versions so I can now tell you if your Nimrods are in the wrong shade of Hemp  ;D
Arranged to meet the chap I bought them off at Doncaster Aeroventure and while there bought a Hobbyboss 1/48 two-seat A-10 as well  :wub:


Here's a question for you Steve; is the Nimrod panel pre-shaded?   ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on February 24, 2008, 11:07:14 am
Post  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on February 24, 2008, 01:11:40 pm
Managed to pick up a Hunter FGA9 yesterday afternoon. Wanted more, but Morning star didn't have all that much in. I need to get a trip to Hannents or West Drayton organised!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on February 24, 2008, 07:45:39 pm
Managed to pick up a Hunter FGA9 yesterday afternoon. Wanted more, but Morning star didn't have all that much in. I need to get a trip to Hannents or West Drayton organised!

The new Revell one?  If so do you know if it is it basically the same decal options as the 1/144 one?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on February 25, 2008, 04:29:42 am
Hasegawa 1/200 Boeing E-767
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 25, 2008, 05:43:46 am
1/72 RoG atlantique with the MFG3 markings
twobobs decals sheet for the WTC scramblers
xtradecal KC-135 sheet
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Spellbinder99 on February 25, 2008, 08:20:44 pm
PM Sea Fury T-20  1/72
PM Sea Fury Iraqi Trainer   1/72
Special Hobby P-39 Airacobra in RAF/RAAF service 1/32
Pegasus Hobbies V-2 and Me-262 in 1/48
The Pegasus kits are a lot better than you would expect! The 262 fits together really well.

Cheers

Tony
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on February 26, 2008, 01:52:51 am
I've read good things about these Peagasus 1/48 EZ kits in this months SAMI.  Apparently there as good, if not better than many 'real' kits.  They contain stickers rather than decals & are firmly aimed at the kids market, but us guys especially are going to dress them up in our own markings anyway!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mike Wren on February 26, 2008, 07:04:06 am
a Wespe resin 1/76 LCT4 landing craft... should be interesting...
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on February 26, 2008, 07:13:12 am
The stickers in the Pegasus kits are "options"...usual decals are given but only one option, but as you say, who cares?
The Hurricane is brilliant, and I'll certainly buy another Pegasus Hobbies kit, specifically for daft purposes.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on February 26, 2008, 02:49:07 pm
Managed to pick up a Hunter FGA9 yesterday afternoon. Wanted more, but Morning star didn't have all that much in. I need to get a trip to Hannents or West Drayton organised!

The new Revell one?  If so do you know if it is it basically the same decal options as the 1/144 one?
Yeah, it was the Revell one. The decal ooptions for it are  -- 1) 1 Tactical weapons unit - Brawdy 1979 2) 79 SQN (No1 TWU again at Brawdy) 1984 3) Patouille Suisse - 1991 4) Fliegerstaffek 20 Swiss air force 1993. Not sure if these match the 144 version but I'll check for you.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on February 27, 2008, 09:41:55 am
From ModelsForSale.com  .........

All HobbyBoss 1/72nd :wub:

1 x P-39Q Airacobra
2 x A6M5 Zero
2 x P-51C Mustang
1 x F-86F-30 Sabre
5 x F-86F-40 Sabres

Got some SERIOUS fun on the way!! :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on February 27, 2008, 12:31:23 pm
Another score off echo-bravo arrived today:

a 1/72 Monogram Curtiss F-11C-2 Goshawk!

These things are hard to find and I feel lucky to have gotten one so reasonably!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on February 27, 2008, 11:56:49 pm
A neighbour took a parcel in yesterday that was dropped off by her last night while I was out:

3 x HobbyBoss 1/72nd F-86F-30 Sabres :wub:
3 x HobbyBoss 1/72nd F-86F-40 Sabres :wub:
1 x Special Hobby 1/72nd F-86H "Hog" in ANG markings" :wub: :wub:
1 x Special Hobby 1/72nd F-86H "Hog" in USAF markings :wub: :wub:

Wonderful. :wacko:

The "extra" Hog markings (3 options in each kit) will go onto F-86Fs to add some confusion to things :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on February 28, 2008, 03:03:28 am
At this rate Terry you'll end up owning the company  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on February 28, 2008, 03:17:16 am
Ha!!
It's a case of buy 'em while you can.
Gonna have some real fun....got lots of REAL ones lined up, some just to "confuse", a few really "daft" ones and how about some USAF F-86Fs in US Aggressor colours, replicating MiG-17s in fancy "F-5E" schemes?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on February 28, 2008, 12:02:55 pm
JB Models 1/76 M113 ACAV
Revell 1/72 Ka-58 'Stealth Helicopter' :wub: :ph34r: :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on February 29, 2008, 04:12:42 am
Eurodecals 1.72nd Colourful Sabres :wacko: :wacko:

Some really nice decals...USAF, ANG, RCAF, South Korean, Norwegian....expect some really daft schemes though.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mike Wren on February 29, 2008, 05:24:48 am
got a couple of Revell 1/72 Cromwells & M1A2 Abrams from Modelzone, in their sale for £2.99 each, which is cheaper than I can get them trade...

and one of our wholesalers was clearing out some Revell too, got a couple of Leopard Biber bridgelayers for about a fiver each, and a couple of Dingo armoured truck jobbies for a couple of quid, these to be joined together to make a 6x6 or 8x8 version
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 29, 2008, 07:36:14 am
airfix nimrod [second one for the stash, though this one will be hacked to bits and look rather different  :wacko:]

some styrene strip.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on February 29, 2008, 10:15:37 am
Airfix 1/72 Nimord, snap!!!  The Postie has been keeping it safe for me for the last few days.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on February 29, 2008, 01:04:58 pm
Arrived today, first off echo-bravo:

1/72 Heller Caudron 714 fighter

And from ARC deals:

1/72 Revell PT-13 Stearman

1/144 Hobbycraft B-36B (for my "Peaceliner" project).

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Shasper on February 29, 2008, 01:18:06 pm
Got the Hobbycraft A-4M I need for my roomates' birthday.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on March 01, 2008, 12:08:07 pm
I took the kids to a Toy, Hobby, Sportscard, and Collectible show in Hickory, NC today.  I've been to one of their shows in Charlotte a few years ago and found a good few models, but this one was small and only a couple of sellers had any models at all.  I still managed to find a Fujimi 1/72 A-7E and RoG 1/72 F-18C though.  Both unopened, $10 for the pair.  I also ALMOST bought one of my Holy Grail kits, an unopened Airfix Space 1999 Hawk Interceptor.  I had one as a kit and would love to get another, but the seller was firm at $60, which is a bit steep for such a small kit.  I would have done $40...
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on March 01, 2008, 12:34:31 pm
from the Peterbrough show today

one Hasegawa Nakajima G8N1 Renzan "Rita".
Original 1960's boxing compleat and still with all bags sealed but the decals havent survived. And it only cost me a tenner.

two Finmoulds Kugisho R2Y1 Keiun.
Found 3 of these on the Aviation hobby shop stand. and at less than 14 quid each........... The third found a good home with Rich B. fellow SIG and Cov & Warks member.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on March 02, 2008, 03:51:56 pm
An Italeri Puma armoured car and a few paints from Hobbbycraft today, had to break off from model club to get there as I missed the shops last night.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on March 03, 2008, 12:12:13 am
Trumpeter 1/35 E-25 from HMW (Nice kit)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on March 03, 2008, 04:04:41 am
Trumpeter 1/35 E-25 from HMW (Nice kit)

E-10's better  :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on March 03, 2008, 12:04:26 pm
Trumpeter 1/35 E-25 from HMW (Nice kit)

Good grief!! he's defecting to the dark side!!   35th Armor?  what next sci fi?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on March 03, 2008, 04:41:02 pm
My second Nimrod arrived today  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 04, 2008, 05:24:05 am
peterborough show, hmm! spent too much by far but.......

hasegawa P-3C orion and a couple of P-3 decal sheets

matchbox HP Victor [my third]

italeri Gotha Go242/244 very strange purchase for me, but i do like the type and i got it from the clutches of someone else who was desperate for one..... :wacko: :wacko: it will get a RAF finish immediately post 1945 i think.

modeldecal sheets #90 and 98

dacodecals sheet for the belgian mirage 5BR 'mephisto' very old but very nice.

fantasy printshop sheet with walkways and no step pictograms.

humbrol gloss and satin cotes.

nice to see for a non whiff SIG show so many whiffers there.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on March 04, 2008, 09:20:46 am
1/72 Fujimi Alcock & Browne Phantom arrived today off EB, the kit looks different from the other Fujimi RAF Phantom I have, seems they've upgraded a few things including the Spey nozzles, now a two part affair much better also arrived was a Clear-fix decal sheet for the 1/48 Phantom, great set over 40 aircraft covered, RAF and RN.  :ph34r:
Forgot to mention the new kit also comes with a set of rubber tyres.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on March 05, 2008, 05:18:07 am
The YEAR OF THE PHANTOM continues:

Fujimi F-4D/J kit, with the necessary different bits and two stunning decal sheets.
Fujimi F-4E/F kit, again with two cracking decal sheets.
It's FUN time. :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on March 05, 2008, 10:49:24 am
Picked up a Revell Lancaster from the LMS for a real project.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on March 05, 2008, 12:16:02 pm
Arrived today from Airline Hobby Supplies (http://www.airline-hobby.com/shop/index.cfm):

Three sets of Allegheny Airlines decals!
(http://www.airlinercafe.com/profiles/727/727-200_N750VJ.jpg)
Now I've got all the ingredients for my B-36 "Peaceliner" project!

and

One bottle of "Gator Glue".

Brian da Basher

P.S. Thanks for the crackerjack profile, Jennings!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on March 05, 2008, 01:19:37 pm
...

One bottle of "Gator Glue"..

Brian, keep the Gator Glue from freezing or near freezing temps! It'll screw up the glue. I have a bottle that's a little runny (Kenny replaced it) and while the stuff isn't going to displace superglues, it does a great job at holding down PE parts, and it can be used to build up link to link tracks and keep them somewhat flexible. Some people claim that it "sticks right away", but that hasn't been my experience - you still have to hold the parts in place for a minute or so before the glue is tacky enough to hold.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: rallymodeller on March 05, 2008, 07:35:35 pm
Got a few things while I was in London this afternoon:

Arrow Graphics 1/72 CF-18 "425 Squadron William Tell '86" decals
Arrow Graphics 1/48 CF-18 "High Contrast Squadron Markings"
Matchbox 1/48 Seasprite   (been looking for this!:wub:)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on March 06, 2008, 01:27:59 am
Quote from: frank2056
Brian, keep the Gator Glue from freezing or near freezing temps! It'll screw up the glue. I have a bottle that's a little runny (Kenny replaced it) and while the stuff isn't going to displace superglues, it does a great job at holding down PE parts, and it can be used to build up link to link tracks and keep them somewhat flexible. Some people claim that it "sticks right away", but that hasn't been my experience - you still have to hold the parts in place for a minute or so before the glue is tacky enough to hold.

Thanks for the tips, Frank! I was hoping this could be used the same as CA, so I'm a little disappointed. Since I don't use PE, will this stuff have any other uses? I'm thinking about tackling some bare metail foil in the future using household tinfoil, but it seems this Gator Glue might be overkill.

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on March 06, 2008, 06:51:05 am
Thanks for the tips, Frank! I was hoping this could be used the same as CA, so I'm a little disappointed. Since I don't use PE, will this stuff have any other uses? I'm thinking about tackling some bare metail foil in the future using household tinfoil, but it seems this Gator Glue might be overkill.

Brian da Basher


There were guys on several boards claiming that this stuff "stuck on contact" and other wild claims that made it sound like a CA replacement. Kenny just sells it as a better way of attaching PE.

The Gator Glue is nowhere as strong as CA, except maybe in shear, where CA is very weak. I started gluing together the plastic track links of my E-10 with the Gator Glue and it works. It should be pretty good as a glue for home-made BMF and it may make good windows. It should be good for attaching canopies as well.

It's basically a version of white or carpenter's glue, only it stays pretty flexible without breaking.


Frank
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on March 06, 2008, 12:11:59 pm
Quote from: frank
There were guys on several boards claiming that this stuff "stuck on contact" and other wild claims that made it sound like a CA replacement. Kenny just sells it as a better way of attaching PE.

The Gator Glue is nowhere as strong as CA, except maybe in shear, where CA is very weak. I started gluing together the plastic track links of my E-10 with the Gator Glue and it works. It should be pretty good as a glue for home-made BMF and it may make good windows. It should be good for attaching canopies as well.

It's basically a version of white or carpenter's glue, only it stays pretty flexible without breaking.


Frank

Much obliged, Frank! I'm going to try it out attaching a canopy in  little bit here. It's good to know how it works and that it's a useful tool in the glue arsenal.

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Captain Canada on March 06, 2008, 12:56:43 pm
Got some styrene rod and tubes, as well as an Airfix Mk.Vc Spit. Hey look ! It's got two wings for the price of one !

 ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on March 06, 2008, 02:18:27 pm
In Prague i found:

ZV 1/72 Ural-375D Fuel Truck (will look nice inside my An-12)

MAC 1/72 Fiesler Fi 103A-1 aka V-1

MAC 1/72 LFG Roland D VIa
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on March 06, 2008, 07:53:01 pm
Quote from: Brian
Much obliged, Frank! I'm going to try it out attaching a canopy in  little bit here. It's good to know how it works and that it's a useful tool in the glue arsenal.

Brian da Basher

Let me (and the rest of us) know what your experiences are with the Gator Glue. So far you're the only other person that I "know" that has or will use it.

Frank
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on March 07, 2008, 05:15:35 am
Just back from sunny Seaham, called in to Suzys Miniatures shop on station road, seem to do mainly dolls house stuff with candle and card craft thrown in plus a few models. I got a 1/35 Trumpeter Strv-103B and a 1/24 Tamiya Toyota Celica, for £21 in total but Paul the lad I went with got the best deal, a 1/350 Trumpeter USS Yorktown for £38 !!  :ph34r:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on March 07, 2008, 11:49:43 am
Quote from: Brian
Much obliged, Frank! I'm going to try it out attaching a canopy in  little bit here. It's good to know how it works and that it's a useful tool in the glue arsenal.

Brian da Basher

Let me (and the rest of us) know what your experiences are with the Gator Glue. So far you're the only other person that I "know" that has or will use it.

Frank

So far I've only tested it for attaching canopies and it works much the same as normal white school glue like Elmer's. It does seem a little bit more tacky though but dries in about the same amount of time. When I do something in BMF, I'll use it again and post an update.

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mike Wren on March 07, 2008, 01:50:19 pm
Hasegawa Space Shuttle egg plane... well it is nearly Easter...
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: matrixone on March 07, 2008, 02:00:10 pm
Just arrived at my home this week:

Trumpeter 1/32 scale Me 262B-1a/U4 (very expensive but a great looking kit)

Hobbyboss 1/72 scale He 162

Hobbyboss 1/72 scale Me 163

Hasegawa 1/48 scale Fw 190A-8 (new mold)

Dragon 1/48 scale Fw 190D-12 :wub:

I am still waiting for Dragon to re-release the 1/48 scale Focke-Wulf Ta 152C and hope it fits better than the 1/72 scale version.

Matrixone
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: rallymodeller on March 07, 2008, 08:51:18 pm
Payday today! Picked me up a 1/48 Trumpeter MiG-19S. Already got the decals pulled out to do this:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v426/Rallymodeller/Canadian%20MiGs/CADMiG-19BareMetal.jpg)

although I think I'll add some International Red wing markings and such.

Or I could do this (if I'm feeling ambitious):

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v426/Rallymodeller/Canadian%20MiGs/CADMiG-19.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on March 08, 2008, 02:11:07 am
The silver version looks very nice  :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on March 08, 2008, 02:45:48 am
I like the camo one, but whatever, it should be disgustingly filthy. miGs are always dirty.
I like dirty birds!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 08, 2008, 04:01:12 am
from tigercat [chap i know on britmodeller] as a trade....

hasegawa US-3A [my third one]
hasegawa F-18D [not had one of these before and its a real world finish]

the US-3 will help with an idea i have for a four engined viking!  ;D ;D

trevor
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on March 08, 2008, 08:13:10 am
All the way from Taiwan thanks to the Bay of E...

1/72 scale IDF Ching Kuo. Kit is rather basic, but shape is accurate, 45 parts in total and a good basis for whiffing. Although Kiddyland (the manufacturer!) need to sack those folks they hired who used to dig trenches for Matchbox.....

This one will be SAAF, and I think I may well get me a few more, including the two seater.

cheers

Duncan

I got that one. I've hgot it planned as a captured one used by the PLAAF as an agressor machine.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on March 08, 2008, 08:15:38 am
I like dirty birds!

Are you sure you should be admitting that on here mate??
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on March 08, 2008, 08:08:18 pm
After a long week in 737 class I treated myself to a couple of models today:  a 1/72 Trumpeter F-105D and a 1/72 Hase Prowler.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on March 08, 2008, 08:11:15 pm
Good Evening Ya'll
So I had returned to one of the local hobby shops that I buy my model kits from, I was in search of ANY 1:144 scale AWACS aircraft, but was told they have none, but there are some out there, so I ended up browsing around the selection of models, and I found a kit that caught my attention..
I had built a B-52H, I think it was from DRAGON and I was not a fan of it, the build sucked...I didn't even paint it in the end..That is how disappointed I was in it...Its now sitting in a box with the 1:144 scale kits I have yet to build...which are all TOMCATS...anyway...The kit I found amongst the other kits, was this;

A Revell B-52H Stratofortress in 1:144 Scale...

http://www.hobbiesr.com/rmx/rmx-401/rmx855854.htm (http://www.hobbiesr.com/rmx/rmx-401/rmx855854.htm)

See ABOVE url for picture of finished model...This kit looks pretty impressive...anyone build it?

I built one of these a few years back. I don't recall any problems and it was a fun project. I'm sure some of the "accuracy nuits" out there will find stuff to nit-pick, but it sure looks like a B-52 to me!

Since almost all of my models join the ceiling fleet, I built it gear up. Building it gear down might be a bit challenging. Your mileage may vary.
;)
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: anthonyp on March 09, 2008, 07:42:03 am
Ships...   I bought more ships...  what's wrong with me?  I never finish them, yet I buy more?!

From a LHS:

1x Trumpeter 1/700 USS Iowa 1980's refit
1x Trumpeter 1/700 USS New Jersey 1980's refit
1x Dragon 1/700 USS Mustin

From eBay:
1x Nichima 1/900 (ish) USS Iowa "Faces II" kit (stupid thing about this kit is the beam on it is exactly the same as a 1/720 Revell USS Missouri...  And the bow is too short...  almost like they took a 1/720 South Dakota kit and did this conversion...)

And from Jeffry:
4x Testor's/Italeri YF-23's
2x Testor's XR-7's

Thanks again, Jeff!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on March 09, 2008, 01:11:45 pm
Received today from the Great Models Webstore (http://www.greatmodels.com/) fire sale:

1/72 "Flasback" (Eduard?) Sopwith 1 B1 bomber

1/72 RoG S.E. 5a

1/72 MSP Polikarpov I-15 with spats! :wub:

1/72 Academy P-40B "Flying Tigers"

and two bottles of paint and some model railroad wire that might work for rigging.

I also raided a Michael's craft store and got some foil for BMF and a bunch of acrylic craft paints. I'm trying to see if I can use these instead of the little bottles of Model Masters, Polly-Scale, etc. With the craft paint, you get 2 1/2 times as much for 7 times less cost.

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on March 09, 2008, 02:51:28 pm
From the LHS in Camberley, a Revell Panther G in 72nd and a couple og poys of the new humbrol acrylic paints, black and silver. The silver mixed up pretty thic, but went on fine when some thinner was added to it.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 09, 2008, 03:57:42 pm
I also raided a Michael's craft store and got some foil for BMF and a bunch of acrylic craft paints. I'm trying to see if I can use these instead of the little bottles of Model Masters, Polly-Scale, etc. With the craft paint, you get 2 1/2 times as much for 7 times less cost.

Brian da Basher

Brian,
the craft paints are great... especially for hand-brushing, however, they are best applied over a primer as some brands don't like bare plastic. While pricey, the Tamiya grey or super-fine white primer in the rattlecan are the best, but cheapo auto primer also works.

Cheers,
Jon
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 09, 2008, 04:04:05 pm
Valom 1/72 YFM-1 Airacuda and Zvezda 1/100 "Conquistador's Ship" (Nao San Gabriel), both to be reviewed for Internet Modeler. Chris Banyai-Riepl, the publisher of Internet Modeler, thinks the Nao would look good in USN Measure 41.  ;D

Lindbergh 1/48th Snark, the airframe of which will be used for Whiffing, the launch stand and booster rockets will be used for a Secret ZELL project.  ;D

Jon
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on March 10, 2008, 03:15:51 am
Three Fujimi Hawkeye 2000's from HLJ, cool now I 've got a set of props for my Orion  :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 10, 2008, 04:27:09 am
the US-3 will help with an idea i have for a four engined viking!  ;D ;D

Now that I have just got to see!

this one duncan has been on the back burner for years and years, but i feel its on for later on this year and it
will have to have naval markings of course. perhaps USN just to upset the JMN's.

shall keep you informed.  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on March 10, 2008, 05:38:03 am
I also raided a Michael's craft store and got some foil for BMF and a bunch of acrylic craft paints. I'm trying to see if I can use these instead of the little bottles of Model Masters, Polly-Scale, etc. With the craft paint, you get 2 1/2 times as much for 7 times less cost.

Brian da Basher

Brian,
the craft paints are great... especially for hand-brushing, however, they are best applied over a primer as some brands don't like bare plastic. While pricey, the Tamiya grey or super-fine white primer in the rattlecan are the best, but cheapo auto primer also works.

Cheers,
Jon

Much obliged, Jon. Thanks for the info.

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on March 12, 2008, 04:02:53 am
2 x 1/72nd Fujimi F-4C/D/J kits....lots of decals :wacko:These'll be real ones for the 500 Phantom display.
1 x Italeri Do-217N Nightfighter....for a "Vietnam-era" COIN aircraft :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on March 12, 2008, 04:10:07 am
Airfix 1/72 Spitfire Mk.Ia
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Captain Canada on March 12, 2008, 12:37:19 pm
Interesting day...a strange odor in the car turned out to be a seized alternator. Price in Canada for a new one ? $295...in the good ol' USA ? $129 ! So guess where I was going ? Luckily enough for me, my pal Kurly showed up outta nowhere ( with a cat in his truck ) and off we went. We stopped at Pastime Hobbies in Port Huron where I snagged these two......we also stopped at Ted's for a couple of Coneys. Mmmmm....Coneys.....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/kits.jpg)

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on March 12, 2008, 04:23:26 pm
Wow, Frog Hornet at what here in blighty would be about £2.50. :o  I saw one at a show recentley for the equivalent of $30!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Captain Canada on March 12, 2008, 04:46:23 pm
It's all sealed in the bag and stuff, too......want it ?

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on March 12, 2008, 06:07:41 pm
And from Jeffry:
4x Testor's/Italeri YF-23's
2x Testor's XR-7's

Thanks again, Jeff!

You are most welcome, I was wondering when you were going to fess up about your acquisitions from my stash. 
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on March 13, 2008, 09:58:39 am
Wow, Frog Hornet at what here in blighty would be about £2.50. :o  I saw one at a show recentley for the equivalent of $30!

A Frog kit for $30! I must be dreaming! I can buy them for less than 50 kr... (but they are a joy to build, no detailing needed!)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on March 13, 2008, 01:07:17 pm
My Funfdecker arrived today from the Good ol' US of A  :ph34r:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on March 13, 2008, 02:34:48 pm
Arrived today from a deal with a membner on ARC:

Pegasus 1/72 Curtiss F-9C Sparrowhawk (from the U.S.S. Akron & Macon airships).

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 14, 2008, 03:52:53 am
My Funfdecker arrived today from the Good ol' US of A  :ph34r:

ah! drool! i remember that kit well...... what-if finish, aircav? or ain't yer stopped laughing at the thing?  :wacko:

but to my stash today

promodeller weathering washes dark and light [first time i've bought these, btw]

some tamiya paint XF19 but i forgot one shade i needed!  :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on March 14, 2008, 05:55:01 am
Fujimi MiG-21 MF Romanian
Fujimi MiG-21 RF
Italeri X-32
Italeri X-35.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on March 14, 2008, 11:13:27 am
My Funfdecker arrived today from the Good ol' US of A  :ph34r:

ah! drool! i remember that kit well...... what-if finish, aircav? or ain't yer stopped laughing at the thing?  :wacko:


I had the kit years ago just after it came out and remember the fun building it, I think it got lost in one of the many moves anyway I'm going to do it as the box but I may get rid of the chrome finish, never looks right on kits to me and paint them silver.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on March 14, 2008, 03:11:34 pm
Wow, Frog Hornet at what here in blighty would be about £2.50. :o  I saw one at a show recentley for the equivalent of $30!
Like Lee ive had a few Frog/Novo Hornets pass throu my hands, and again like lee. ive never had to pay more than £10 sterling, they can be found at a bargin price, you just have to have a good nose for a bargin hunt (undertable sales are always a good startling point)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: BlackOps on March 14, 2008, 07:45:08 pm
Yesterday I got a 1/32 Trumpeter MiG-15 and a 1/72 scale Hobby boss P-47D that I'd ordered from www.LuckyModel.com (http://www.LuckyModel.com)
I payed a whopping $12.00 for the pair. With shipping from Hong Kong my total was $23.00 which seemed pretty good to me.

Took about two weeks to get my order. I'll definately use them again in the future.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on March 15, 2008, 11:35:08 am
Revell T80B and a batch of Revell acrylic paints from Morning Star....
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 16, 2008, 03:35:24 am
My you lot have been busy while I was away  :lol:

At Southern Expo yesterday - all 1/72

CMR Spitfire VIII RAAF
CMR Spitfire IX RCAF

Both at a good price from Mushroom Models

Fujimi Spit XIVe
Fujimi Aichi B7A2

Hasegawa B-24D - £6 less then at Hanants

Special Hobby Blenheim IVF
MPM Boston IV/V

SAMI Publications Lancaster and Beaufighter books at £10 each. Nice pic of a Beau armed with two 40mm guns in the nose, now where did I put those Hasegawa kits ?

Lots of Eduard masks and Zoom etch and some RAF serials and codes transfer sheets, plus some tools and paints.

One thing intrigues me though - how many Nimrods did Airfix produce ? because there were "zillion's" of them on sale at the show. Is this a case of people saying "I want one" then seeing the size of the beast ?

The Vintage Models 1/24 scale P-47 was available at the show for £59. Very nice and I was nearly tempted by the transfer sheet alone - SEAC and French options  :wub: Talking to the guy the P-40 sold 3,000 (did I miss-hear ?) and he's next 1/24 scale kit will be a Corsair.

It's a nice show if a bit small for a two-dayer/ Some nice RAF & Luftwaffe wifs on one stand inc. a Vickers High Altitude Fighter in desert finish - very nice.

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on March 16, 2008, 11:20:31 am
My abiding memory of the Southern Expo was how small it all was. About half the size of the Hinckley Show.
I honesttly can't see why there's a fuss about it.

Anyway....
from Meir today, managed to sell a few and bought :

Trumpeter Finback Shenyang F-8II in 1/72nd...possibly N.Korean
Revell Su-25 Frogfoot in 1/72nd will be a WHITE Ukrainian one for IPMS Stafford's display
Pegasus Hobbies hurricane I in 1/48th...will be for SMW08 Competition as a "Crusader" Hurri ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on March 16, 2008, 12:15:02 pm
My abiding memory of the Southern Expo was how small it all was. About half the size of the Hinckley Show.
I honesttly can't see why there's a fuss about it.

Id agree with that Terry.
I drove down to Hornchurch (100 miles each way) today for my first ever visit to the show, and for a show of its reputation, I was amazed at how small it was, and its a 2 day show as well. Unlike most shows ive been to this was one were the number of traders out numbered the club displays. almost all the well known traders includeing Hannants, and a few new (to me) club displays, with plenty of undertable sales. So buying wise its a good little show. But wasnt realy worth a 200 mile round trip. In the end all I brought was a load of xtracylic's from Hannants. and a few decal sheets from Paul Davis.

Mind u first show in quite a while that ive been to as a paying punter rather than running a display stand.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: John Howling Mouse on March 16, 2008, 04:50:51 pm
Payday and the wife was at work: recipe for styrene mayhem.
Doubled my stash of Evergreen scratchbuilding stock, picked up a few 1:48 F-15C's (Tamiya and the Monogram ones), a Hummer H2 kit (sucker), another Tamiya 1:48 Seiran (starting to like Japanese a/c---that's not a good thing for the wallet), and a little Airfix Mosquito (for the engines on 1:48 kitbashes).

How best to hide this from She Who Shares Our Bank Account Online Access?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on March 16, 2008, 05:29:56 pm
Quote from: John Howling Mouse
How best to hide this from She Who Shares Our Bank Account Online Access?

You could get your own, private money flow going. Or:

Quote from: Baldrick
"I have heard there's good money to be made down the docks. Doing favors for sailors. "
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: the dude abides on March 18, 2008, 07:56:11 pm
a Hummer H2 kit (sucker),

if anyone has a S10-S15 or sonoma kit lemme know.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Captain Canada on March 21, 2008, 07:21:56 am
The new Revell Lanc.....what a sweet kit ! Hoping to grab Belcher Bits Fire bees for it.

Airfix Islander. Probably gonna be a CDN Army bird, with lumps and bumps and a big nose.

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on March 21, 2008, 08:01:06 am
My first ever order from Squadron just arrived.

1/48 Panda F-35K-it was on sale for $13.50 so I couldnt resist.  At this price it's cheaper than I see the Italeri 1/72 kit, and from looking in the box it appears to be very similar to that kit.  Detail is nice, except for the seat but thats and easy fix.  All in all it looks like a cracking god kit for whiffing.

1/72 Italeri Jaguar T.2-already have one in the stash, but it's a nice kit and was on sale for $7.99.

True Details 1/48 Martin Baker Mk2 seats-no real plans for them, just trying to accumulate a bit of a resin detail stash finally.

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: rallymodeller on March 21, 2008, 02:11:07 pm
Yesterday I picked up the Revell Germany 1/32 F-104G kit and the Leading Edge Decals 1 Canadian Air Division set to go with it, c/w RWR blisters. This one'll be a real-lifer.

BTW, anyone got an extra set of drop tanks for this beast? How about an extra 1/32 pilot?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on March 21, 2008, 03:51:07 pm
A Model 1/72 Ka-226 Ambulance, courtesy of thedarkmaster.  Cute little thing, awwwww!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on March 21, 2008, 03:57:59 pm
I stoppe by the LHS today and ended up walking out with a RoG 1/72 Su25.  I'm not a huge fan of Soviet stuff, but this one caught my eye and I have plans for it. 
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on March 21, 2008, 06:25:10 pm
Arrived yesterday by mail, two Maintrack kits, DH-108 Swallow and an XF-88A/B and an Italeri BAe Hawk Mk.1 and on the day before from the LMS in Calgary, Revell' latest Lanc and a Fleet Fort, all 1/72 scale
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 22, 2008, 03:02:17 am
From Hannants via the Royal Mail

Azur Arsenal VG-36
Special Hobby Ju87A in Foreign Service (inc.s Japanese option)
Couple of Eduard canopy masks
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on March 22, 2008, 05:37:35 am
Picked up a 1/48 Revell weapons set from Model Active at Chestermoor, its the one that comes with a free Eurofighter  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on March 22, 2008, 10:08:28 am
Picked up a 1/48 Revell weapons set from Model Active at Chestermoor, its the one that comes with a free Eurofighter  :thumbsup:

Steve-
see my post on this subject in the general forum.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jschmus on March 22, 2008, 10:09:20 pm
Today I bought a Revell 1/144 F-4E/J, just because I could.  The name "F-4E/J" is actually a little misleading, because that implies that you can build either an Air Force or Navy Phantom.  I was actually hoping this was the case, and that there would be alternate noses/parts for either version.  What you actually get is a model F-4E, with decals for either USAF or JASDF.  It's a neat little kit, but the only stores are three drop tanks and a pair of AIM-7s.  The F-14D I picked up a couple of months ago was much better detailed, and had at least two of everything the Tomcat can carry.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on March 23, 2008, 03:25:57 am
got 2 new additions at a rumage sale today:

-1/130 Heller X-15
-1/72 airfix Bf-109G-6
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 25, 2008, 02:59:21 am
last friday at the club night.....

matchbox BAe Hawk T1/T51
matchbox MiG-21MF [Finnish AF straight form the box]
airfix Super Etendard [dutch navy in the 1980's on a reborn karel doorman]
RoG Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat [maybe early 1950s FAA]

i also had a small bit of good news on saturday which i will have to wait a week or so to have confirmed,  :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on March 26, 2008, 05:54:06 pm
I stopped by Hobby Lobby today on the way to pick up housepaint.  They were having a 30% off sale on models so I got  Academy's 1/144 F-14 and 1/72 P-40, both for $10
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Captain Canada on March 26, 2008, 07:15:04 pm
Thanks for the reminder, Nick...I ight hop across the river tomorrow and check out what they've got.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on March 27, 2008, 04:55:03 am
Kitech 1/48 Merkava, picked up from Archeron games & books in Hull.  Didn't realise it was motorised, & at £6 it's quite a bargin.  A Revell kit in 1/72 cost me the same amount.  It's for a freind, as was the Revell kit, he originally wanted 1/48 but I could only find 1/72, I may take the smaller kit of his hands if he doesn't want both.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on March 27, 2008, 10:21:45 am
3 x 1/72nd HobbyBoss MiG-3
1 x HobbyBoss 1/72nd A6M5 zero
1 x HobbyBoss 1/72nd F-84E Thunderjet
3 x 1/72nd Revell(Matchbox) Supermarine Walrus............is the plural Walrii???

The Walrii are for my "Biggles" theme :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on March 27, 2008, 02:30:25 pm
...and a good one too!

About a month ago I asked the owner of my LHS if he would be getting any Niimrods in.  He said  he thought he would in a week or two, so I asked if I could reserve one.  I had just about given up on it and was thinking about biting the bullet to order one online, but he just called and they are in!  I asked how much and he said it lists for $64, but he would let me have one for $49!  Best price I've seen yet!

Wouldnt you know it though, I have to work tomorrow so I cant pick it up 'till Saturday.

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: luft46models on March 27, 2008, 04:09:29 pm
Picked up a 1/72 Bison/Grille Tank and a 210mm German gun ( for my Marder VI whif ) from NKR Models who were having a 30% off moving sale. Both kits were from ex USSR manufacturers, tho the 210mm gun is turned aluminium - looks good. My wife's comment on this - "looks nice but you're going to paint it aren't you" - said in a disappointed tone - she loves the shiny models - who knows  ;D

William in Oz
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Captain Canada on March 27, 2008, 05:14:16 pm
That is cheap ! I called my LHS yesterday, and he said it should be in on Monday.....sixty-something. Luckily, I put 40 bones down a few weeks ago so I could 'afford' it.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on March 28, 2008, 06:20:42 am
As Victor would say, "I just don't beleive it", just got a Matchbox Privateer off EB for £17-50 including the postage and the kits unstarted, going to do it Russian Navy when it arrives  :thumbsup: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on March 28, 2008, 12:58:35 pm
Revell 1/72 Faun Elefant tank transporter from Just Kits in Hull.  Probably shouldn't have bought it!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: John Howling Mouse on March 28, 2008, 07:57:59 pm
Picked up another An-124 as I'm pretty sure the LHS had the wrong pricetag on it.  Then again, there was quite a bit of dust on it, even considering for a model that's only been out since 2005. 

Got the 1:48 Hasegawa Nakajima C6N1 "Myrt" recon plane, too.  Going to see if I can somehow stretch that canopy to be even  l o n g e r.   ;D

And an Italeri 1:48 A-20 Boston (plan to stick turboprops and a t-tail to modernize it).    :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 29, 2008, 02:22:00 am
hmm, am i becoming a small time :tank: nut? yesterday at antics.....

RoG M16 halftrack [with the 4x 20mm cannon on the back]
RoG Willys Jeep, 17 pdr and tractor

both 1/76th and both ex matchbox. been after the latter for a long time and the halftrack i remember from a book
i saw when i was much younger.

never fear i do have a hasegawa P-2 neptune on the way!  ;D to complete for now my LRMP collection.

trevor
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on March 29, 2008, 02:54:20 am
Hi Trevor
thought the RoG/Matchbox M16 had .5" Brownings not 20mm or is my memory fussy
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on March 29, 2008, 03:07:06 am
Correct, Aircav.
0.5" Colts.

Today....
1/72nd HobbyBoss P-40B....to be Soviet, REAL and White.
1/72nd HobbyBoss F-84E..to be?????
1/72nd Bilek MiG-19....Pakistan, possibly.
1/72nd Bilek MiG-19PM...East German possibly
1/72nd SMER I-153...either Soviet WHITE or Spanish Nationalist (for the Biggles Collection)
1/48th Eduard Weekend Albatross D.V....for the  Biggles Collection.
 :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on March 29, 2008, 05:14:55 am
1/72nd HobbyBoss F-84E..to be?????

Or not to be, that is the question;
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing, end them. To die, to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to — 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep;
To sleep, perchance to dream. Ay, there's the rub,
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause. There's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life,
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
Th'oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely,
The pangs of dispriz'd love, the law's delay,
The insolence of office, and the spurns
That patient merit of th'unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovered country from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pitch and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action.

Could do it Japanese or Malaysian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on March 29, 2008, 06:25:56 am
"Is that a Dagger I see before me?"
Nope, it's an F-84E....Japanese could be good. :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on March 29, 2008, 07:28:17 am
LOL   :bow:
Silver with the coloured exercise bands may be  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on March 29, 2008, 10:20:54 am
I got today something I've been after for a number of years, a Maintrack 1/72 Supermarine Seagull, the one with the Griffon engine & contra-prop.  Also got hold of Cutting Edge 1/72 LC-130R Ski conversion and a really nice 1/72 Super Connie engine set made by HaHen.

A couple of days ago I got from Paragon, Neil' 1/72 Merlin 85 Lancaster conversion and four 1/72 Tallboys (just the bombs and chains). The bombs are for an up-coming project I've in mind.

Robert
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: matrixone on March 29, 2008, 10:33:21 am
Monday night my Tamiya Ta 183 with Kettenkraftrad arrived. ;D

Matrixone

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on March 29, 2008, 01:33:16 pm
Went to the LHS today where I picked up my Airfix Nimrod.  What a MASSIVE kit this is!!  This one will probably sit on the shelf for a while before I figure out what to do with it and/or work up the nerve to tackle such a big project.  But at least I have one now, since all the cool kids are getting them!

I also stopped by Hobby Lobby for a pack of their cheap #11 blades and walked out with a Tamiya 1/100 Mig21 too.  I'm starting to accumulate quite a few of these little Tamiya kits.  I may have to build one!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Scooterman on March 29, 2008, 04:36:48 pm
1/72 EA-6B Prowler 'payment' from Mr. Jeffry Fontaine for the EVS fairings and after a trip to the (not so)LHS..........



BOO-YAA!!  Can I be a cool kid too?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on March 29, 2008, 05:28:59 pm
so whats the plan brad? USN or Argi?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Scooterman on March 29, 2008, 08:09:08 pm
The former, but probably not what you're thinking.

It goes on the bench tomorrow.  I'll squeeze it inbetween the EP-8A and A-7K projects.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 31, 2008, 05:33:55 am
Hi Trevor
thought the RoG/Matchbox M16 had .5" Brownings not 20mm or is my memory fussy

hmm, aircav. thanks for the correction. i am going to use the guns for another project and give the halftrack
a soft top and some extra guns ala the LRDG chevrolet truck for special work in the ETO. M16's did have a soft
top option didn't they?

trevor
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on March 31, 2008, 02:27:00 pm
That was the M-3 trev (a number used more than once in that time frame)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on April 01, 2008, 09:04:53 am
Hobbyboss 1/72 N/AW A-10A Thunderbolt II   ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Supertom on April 01, 2008, 09:11:52 am
Hobbyboss 1/72 N/AW A-10A Thunderbolt II   ;D

You too?  I got mine coming in.  :lol:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on April 01, 2008, 09:27:05 am
ohhhh thats one ive been waiting for as well
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on April 01, 2008, 09:46:10 am
Wimps!!, you should see the 1/48 Hog  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Captain Canada on April 01, 2008, 10:29:50 am
I'm definately one of the cool kids.....my Mom says so, and I got me one of those Nimrods !

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/buzzhemply/me.jpg)

 :party:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: thedarkmaster on April 01, 2008, 03:08:32 pm
went into town today and happened to walk into a £1 shop with my wife to happily find a set of 1/72 Corgi diecast wwii aircraft got one or ten.
went with the premiss that they are ready made and i can put RED STARS  on their wings, which as we all know improves any aircraft  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 02, 2008, 04:05:14 am
this morning the postie brought me....

hasegawa 1/72 P-2V-7 [SP-2H] neptune, decals from the RoG boxing of same and the dutch decals sheet
covering the Kon. Marine P-2 and UC-45!

cheers to tigercat from over on britmodeller!  :cheers:

my LRMP collection is now complete.

oh, talking of hobbyboss A-10's, has anyone got their A-10 NAW twinsticker yet?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on April 02, 2008, 04:14:45 am
Erm Yes (See earlier post) ;D

BTW the A-10's are the easy kit variety rather full kits such as the A-7's

Geoff
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Scooterman on April 02, 2008, 12:55:15 pm
Another HobbyBoss TA-7C from HobbyTown. 

Just wandered in for a small bottle of paint and went to look thru the plastic side of the house.  Wasn't bothered by the kit until I saw the price-$8.99!!!  HAD to be a mis-mark, but took it to the front and BINGO it is what it is! 

I'm smelling RAF early '90s green/green..........
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on April 02, 2008, 07:17:02 pm
A nice little package from the fine folks at Hannants today brought me Max Decals Irish Air Corps Update sheet and an Xtradecal RAF Hawk sheet.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on April 03, 2008, 03:08:25 am
2 x 1/72nd E-day (ie cheap at £1.99 each) Eduard Albatross D.Va :wub: :wub:
2 x 1/48th eduard Weekend Albatross D.V
1 x 1/72nd Revell Albatross D.Va
1 x 1/48th albatross decal sheet from Eagle strike.

All, everything, to be whiffed as part of the Biggles collection :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 04, 2008, 02:37:28 am
Those Eduard Albatrosses are nice kits Rad

Anyway in Croydon Modelzone yestersday

Revell 1/72 Fw200 Condor on "managers special offer"

Plus Brand New Airfix 1/48 Canberra (either the only one or last one in store) - first look would indicate that Airfix have taken a leap forward with this one, brilliant even though it isn't my usual scale  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on April 04, 2008, 07:29:49 am
Another box of rarities arrived yesterday, all 1/72 scale.  Frog Lancaster with Tallboy (got this one because it has 617 Sqn. codes), Airfix Do.217J-1 Nightfighter, Esci Tu 22M/Tu 26 (the one with the Phantom type intakes [got it after seeing the build on the forum]) and an Airmodel C-130 conversion sheet which covers 13 different versions.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on April 04, 2008, 08:28:28 am
Picked up a Heller Nieuport Delage fighter today, something different  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on April 04, 2008, 08:32:06 pm
picked up a couple of 72nd Hueys today

Italeri UH-1B

and

Hasegawa UH-1H
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on April 04, 2008, 09:33:35 pm
Hobbyboss 1/72 N/AW A-10A Thunderbolt II   ;D

What's the RRP on that baby?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on April 05, 2008, 09:06:24 am
Thanks to Aircav, a set of LGB's for one of my RAF 100 projects and I also picked up 2 Nimrod kits from Morning star in Camberley this morning and as of this posting they still have about 15 left in stock!! So if any one wantas one thats the place to get 'em.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: matrixone on April 05, 2008, 07:08:01 pm
Just arrived from Roll Models....two 1/48 scale Dragon Fw 190D-12s, one of the new release Eagle Cal decal sheets for the Dora, two books, some paint, and a Fw 190D-9 PE set.

The D-12 kits are nice, but there is a flaw in the mold in the fuselage extension plug that leaves an overlapped panel line where it should be smooth. They did a poor job of grafting on the Ta 152 tail onto the regular Fw 190D-9 fuselage. It is fixable but it would have been better to not have the error in the first place. I am working on one of the Fw 190D-12 kits now and like it so far but the PE parts are the harder steel parts and not as easy to work with as the PE in other brands of model kits.
By the end of the year there might be as many as three D-12 what-ifs finished.  -_-

Matrixone
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on April 06, 2008, 01:48:28 pm
From Cossie

Hase 1.72 Mitsubishi F2 A/B
Marivox SAAB 105

Both cheap items plus paints from hannants and some Orion decals
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on April 06, 2008, 02:39:43 pm
came away from cosford with zero new kits
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on April 07, 2008, 02:14:27 am
My haul from Cossie:

1/48th Pegasus Hobbies Hurricane I...to be whiffed :lol:

1/72nd Revell(Matchbox) Dornier Do-18
1/72nd Italeri X-32
3 x 1/72nd Revell Albatross D.III....for the Biggles Collection
An ant-sized Fokker Dr.1 by Revell
Suppository-sized Zeppelin from Revell
Modern Zeppelin by Revell.....to be whiffed in camouflage.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 07, 2008, 08:14:16 am
From Cosford

Unicraft BV P.203

Freight Dog Brits-at-Sea transfer sheet, wonderful options

Fleet Air Arm Camouflage & Markings - Atlantic & Med 1937-1941. A mine of wonderful ilustraions including one Skua that appears to have been painted by a 2 year old with a yard brush  :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 07, 2008, 08:26:32 am
hmm, just the following at cosford.....

freightdog's 'gods of sea and fire' decals for the RAF neptunes and vulcans
microscale sheet 72-501 includes TAWC decals which i was after for a possible project.
quickboost resin engines and cowlings for the F7F tigercat

and from radish's club's disposals box.....

airfix O-2 skymaster [its already had the paint modelstriped off!]
two vacform wing drop tanks for the valiant
the gun pack from a RoG/Frog/Novo Canberra B(I)8
the radome support and mounting from a E-2 kit

it was a good day.

btw, martin i found a 1/144 scale canopy that looks like it is a Fw190 one. are there any kits of a
similiar ilk in the magpie kits you took in at cosford? it maybe missing and accidentially came back
with me.

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on April 07, 2008, 08:41:33 am
Forgot to say.....

bought a Revell 1/120th DC-7C....

I built this kit originally in the late '50s :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on April 07, 2008, 09:05:44 am
ill check the magpie box Trev
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on April 07, 2008, 10:55:39 am
So which trader had a stock of F-2s at Cosford then? :p

Anyway, I just got a Hasegawa 1/72 Shin Meiwa PS-1 flying boat from Tigercat on Britmodeler  :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on April 07, 2008, 12:39:40 pm
So which trader had a stock of F-2s at Cosford then? :p

Anyway, I just got a Hasegawa 1/72 Shin Meiwa PS-1 flying boat from Tigercat on Britmodeler  :wub:

You lucky bugger! I've been after one of those beauties for ages.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on April 08, 2008, 01:51:48 am
So which trader had a stock of F-2s at Cosford then? :p

Anyway, I just got a Hasegawa 1/72 Shin Meiwa PS-1 flying boat from Tigercat on Britmodeler  :wub:

You lucky bugger! I've been after one of those beauties for ages.

Only 12 quid too :)  Makes up for missing out on those bargain F-2s

Anyway, they've got one on Kingkit for 20 quid if you want one.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Supertom on April 08, 2008, 09:28:46 am
Well, I got my NAW-10 but it had the wrong decals.  Ordinarily it wouldn't be an issue except for the fact that the decal sheet also had the instrument panel decals!  Have written to the place I bought from to see if I can get that sheet replaced.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on April 08, 2008, 02:29:27 pm
Fujimi Boeing Vertol KV-107 II-5 "Shirasagi" off a local Ebay trader (about 3 miles from my front door LOL)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on April 08, 2008, 08:08:08 pm
Package from Twobobs arrived today.  I ordered the 1/72 Modeldecal British Letters, numbers, and Serials sheet in black and white, but unfortunately when it arrived there was only the white sheet with a note in the invoice that hte black sheet was sold out.  A bit of a downer since the white sheet looks great for whiffing!  It's 1/72 but there is material that will fit 1/144 and 1/48 also.  A really great sheet!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: matrixone on April 08, 2008, 08:11:27 pm
Just arrived today:

Planet Models new 1/72 scale Focke Wulf Fw 190D-15 :wub: Yeah its a resin kit, but its my only chance to add a D-15 to my collection of late war (and Luft'46) Wulfs.

Matrixone
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on April 09, 2008, 12:43:13 pm
(http://www.proartmodels.be/pic/PAU-35010/gr-form/PAU-35010_007.jpg)
Ordered today from R&J Enterprises AFV models & accessories (Rich and Joy Sullivan)http://www.rjproducts.com/ (http://www.rjproducts.com/) located in Quilceen, WA:
2 X Pro Art Models 1/35th scale US modern radio and satellite communication set (#PAU-35010) http://www.proartmodels.be/mod_whats_new.htm (http://www.proartmodels.be/mod_whats_new.htm)
Should see the package delivered before Saturday. 
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: rallymodeller on April 09, 2008, 07:49:56 pm
RoG 1/32 Eurocopter EC135 "Zermatt". Pretty cool as it comes with all the bits for all EC135 versions, so that means it has a nice FLIR turret, a Nitesun, 2 sets of skids, three floors, multiple sets of seats...all sorts of stuff.

Gonna do it as a Canadian Coast Guard Bo-105CBS replacement. Ordering the decals from CanMilAir this week...
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on April 10, 2008, 03:27:49 am
2 x 1/72nd SMER Polikarpov I-153....to be whiffed...USN? WW1 German?
1 x 1/48th Lindberg Curtiss P-6E...to be whiffed...RAF
1 x Italeri 1/72nd F-104C...to be whiffed...another Soviet Su-18 (spraying the first....at last....soon)
1 x Pegasus Hobbies 1/48th Spitfire I....to be whiffed...Biggles Sweeps The Desert...OR....Chinese Nationalist
1 x Pegasus Hobbies 1/48th Hurricane I...to be whiffed....Spanish Civil War circa 1941.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on April 10, 2008, 08:53:56 am
Cheap 1/35 Revell Fuchs arrived today off EB, going to get converted for the RAF Regiment  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on April 10, 2008, 07:41:37 pm
Squadron is having a crazy sale on 1/144 models this month, so I got:

Academy DC-3 in American Airlines livery
G4M1 Betty (this one will get whiffed into a French bomber)
KC-97G Tanker
Hughes "Spruce Goose" in Pan Am livery. Even in 1/200 scale this thing is huge! I was going to do a scaleorama on it to 1/350...but even increasing the scale to 1/144 it would still make for a huge plane.

The main reason I went to Squadron was to get the last item - an Academy 1/35 scale French Foreign legion figure set. Total for everything (including shipping) was around $27 - it would have been close to $60 at regular Squadron prices.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: John Howling Mouse on April 10, 2008, 07:56:04 pm
1:72 Me-262 nightfighter and Iskra trainer (thanks, frank2056!)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mike Wren on April 11, 2008, 05:28:11 am
Revell 1/72 Luchs & Marder, the latter probably to be Canadian in Afghanistan with (hopefully!) slat armour

and a Cromwell Combat 72 Puma with Carpet minefield breaching gubbins from Cosford  :tank:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on April 11, 2008, 08:20:34 am
Ordered a set of Xtradecal Meteor F8 decals last night to be used on my next RAF100 project. Still toying with the idea of buying some more small scale armour to build or not.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on April 11, 2008, 10:28:02 am
Ah, go on, buy some armour, you will,  you will, you will  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on April 11, 2008, 05:50:21 pm
Just got a Hasegawa 1/72 Lockheed P-2H Neptune, 'cause it has a dorsal turret which I need for my earlier version conversion, and two more to add to my growing RCAF collection, a Phoenix Models 1/72 A.W.Atlas and a CanVac 1/72 Fleet Fawn, these two being vacuforms.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on April 11, 2008, 06:43:45 pm
I went to the LHS today and picked up the Dragon 1+1 A-6E set, a couple of packs of Plastruct clear acrylic rod, and some Microscale Krisal Klear.  Then I went by Hobby Lobby where they are having a 50% off sale on hobby knoves and tools, so I got a sprue cutter, sanding stick, and a pack of #11 blades for under $9.


Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 12, 2008, 01:41:43 am
hmm,

the newish RoG repop of italeri's F/A-18C with all the bits. it comes with the 2007 CAF CF-188 demo scheme and
some swiss AF decals.

and the mysterious armor bug strikes again.....

1/76 A-34 comet tank. the artwork on this inspires a whiff straight off as there is a M16 halftrack in the back of
the artwork. why not fit the gun mount onto the comet in place of the turret....  :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 12, 2008, 02:23:00 am
Comet with 4 .50's ? Maybe a recce vehicle in use by the Jordanian's, Finn's or Burmese ? I think they all had Comets ?

Anyways in Model Zone yesterday -

Airfix 1/72 Spitfire I
Revell 1/72 Hurricane IIC

Airfix WWI Figures - British, German and the very nice RHA set. Nice to see them back again
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on April 12, 2008, 07:03:32 am
the newish RoG repop of italeri's F/A-18C with all the bits. it comes with the 2007 CAF CF-188 demo scheme and
some swiss AF decals.

You know Trevor, I'm not sure why RoG used the 'C' version to do the CF-188, as far as I know all that the CAF uses are 'A' & 'B', although these are all highly upgraded now.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on April 12, 2008, 10:53:34 am
Also got a 1/76 Comet as well today, along with a couple of paints. This one will be OOB as I don't really wiff tanks and armoured stuff. Should I be admitting that here??? :o :o
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on April 12, 2008, 11:21:44 am
A Finnish "Comet" would look nice, or how about a multi-toned "Free Polish" one? :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 14, 2008, 01:42:55 am
From Hannants via the Royal Mail this am

AZModels in 1/72 scale

Breda 27M in China markings

Kawasaki Ki-28 in fictional China theatre markings. They also do the prototype

Brian you'll love then as they both have spats/trousers  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on April 15, 2008, 10:26:27 am
Airfix 1/72nd Viggen.

I first built this in 196?, and then again in 1973 while relaxing before my uni finals :banghead:

A real nostalgia trip...it'll be USMC in WW2 colours :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on April 15, 2008, 11:51:51 am
From Hannants via the Royal Mail this am

AZModels in 1/72 scale

Breda 27M in China markings

Kawasaki Ki-28 in fictional China theatre markings. They also do the prototype

Brian you'll love then as they both have spats/trousers  :thumbsup:

I'm green with envy! I hope you'll post pics of these once you get them built. :)
:cheers:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: jester on April 15, 2008, 12:05:19 pm
A 48th Airfix JA-37 Viggen, from a friend for £5!


 :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on April 15, 2008, 02:14:49 pm
Another Airfix Nimrod, thanks to Supertom for that.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 16, 2008, 02:19:02 am
Anigrand 1/144 XB-35. Have I'm minded to do this as RAF but do I do it in WWII Bomber Command scheme, MSG/Black scheme or anti flash white ?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mike Wren on April 16, 2008, 03:18:06 am
Anigrand 1/144 XB-35. Have I'm minded to do this as RAF but do I do it in WWII Bomber Command scheme, MSG/Black scheme or anti flash white ?

WWII would look great Chris, but where would you put the codes?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on April 16, 2008, 03:32:32 am
XB-35.....

many years ago hartup did a WHITE B-35 (also a WHITE B-49), both flying!

I reckon WW2 colours would be terrific, and for the codes, why not "grouped" on the inner-wing surfaces in dull red.....ie something like "R2-D"....upper port, lower starboard? Perhaps with the yellow outline too??
Who does WW2 Lancaster/Halifax, etc., decals in 1/144th??

Cool....looking forward to this.
I LOVE :wub: :wub:the WW2 Bomber scheme....it's going on my Connie. awaiting the Green and Brown...already primed in Black , on a pole. got the decals too :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on April 16, 2008, 04:10:41 am
Anigrand 1/144 XB-35. Have I'm minded to do this as RAF but do I do it in WWII Bomber Command scheme, MSG/Black scheme or anti flash white ?

Erm how about Tiger force sheme ? ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on April 16, 2008, 04:25:53 am

WWII would look great Chris, but where would you put the codes?

The outer nacelles could take smaller codes.  Immediate post war Vampires had small codes like these on the nose.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Patrick H on April 16, 2008, 04:27:26 am
Hasegawa F 18C in 1/72 and Revell Spitfire MK IX in 1/48 Joined the local unbuild club. No whifferys planed here but "real" aircraft.


 :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on April 16, 2008, 02:24:59 pm
Recently added.....

Italeri 1:72 A-26C Invader (the glass nosed one) - Very likely to be an 'Operation Firedog' machine (Thanks Brother Narses  :thumbsup:)

AMT 1:48 Grumman Tigercat - Will be wearing tip-tanks, 4-blade props and LAU-3 pods when you eventually see it..... oh yeas and full Vietnam camo with black undersides and 602nd ACG stripes.

An effing big (1:12) Monogram '69 Z/28 Camaro from our very own Scooterman, sent all the way from Texas. You wouldn't believe how big this puppy is !

Think that's enuff for now, don't you !

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on April 17, 2008, 12:14:50 am
Received the new Xtradecal Sea Vixen decals intended for thiers and Special Hobby kits due soon.

Handy set for whiffs, ideas to bung on FAA whif types....

G
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 17, 2008, 01:26:12 am
Anigrand 1/144 XB-35. Have I'm minded to do this as RAF but do I do it in WWII Bomber Command scheme, MSG/Black scheme or anti flash white ?

Erm how about Tiger force sheme ? ;D

Which was white uppers/black lower fusalage ?

As for codes, I was thinking of the individual aircraft letter on the nose and the squadron codes on the rear inner engine nacelle
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 17, 2008, 01:57:03 am
Received the new Xtradecal Sea Vixen decals intended for thiers and Special Hobby kits due soon.

Handy set for whiffs, ideas to bung on FAA whif types....

F-8 Crusader in FAA service geoff.

perhaps one of those unbuilt [as yet in styrene form] 50's or 60's projects  :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mike Wren on April 17, 2008, 05:26:13 am
Hobbyboss A-10 2 seater... probably be for RAF100... or Israeli... or German... or South Korean... or...  :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Runway ? ... on April 18, 2008, 02:37:20 pm
Anigrand Lun   ;D   7th Armoured division GW 1
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on April 19, 2008, 03:21:12 am
Mmmmmm, Lun! :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r:

Airfix 1/48 Jaguar GR.3.  Might keep it, might pass it onto my Nigerian freind.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on April 19, 2008, 04:15:11 am
Postie just delivered a set of Xtradecal Meteor F8 decals. Very nice they are as well, now I can start on my next RAF 100 build..
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jschmus on April 19, 2008, 01:47:40 pm
Dragon 1/72 Mil Mi-28 "Havoc" - I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the helo, but I've earmarked the AT-6s and UB-20 rocket pods for a couple of other projects
a selection of Tamiya acrylic paints
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on April 20, 2008, 02:25:49 am
Called in Modelactive at Chestermoor and ended up buying a 1/48 Tamiya Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-3, very nice looking kit.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on April 20, 2008, 05:01:57 am
Called in Modelactive at Chestermoor and ended up buying a 1/48 Tamiya Messerschmitt Bf-109 E-3, very nice looking kit.

Lovely little kit. I built one last year for my brother as a birthday present. Goes together extremely well.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Scooterman on April 20, 2008, 05:34:45 am
1/72 ICM MIG-29 "Swifts"
Nice if basic kit.  This one will be real world, done as one of the two that bisected one another at RIAT '93.  For the Aerobat SIG for SMW this year.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on April 20, 2008, 12:26:44 pm
At Hinckley today:

Revell 1/72nd: Fokker Triplane, Nieuport 28, SE5A, Fokker D.VII
HAT 1/72nd : Achilles AFV (2 in the box)
Heller 1/72nd: Dewoitine D.500 :wub:
SMER 1/72nd: Polikarpov I-153 (originally by Heller) :wub:

All to be whiffed :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on April 20, 2008, 02:02:25 pm
That Magna Superfreighter conversion I was after got nabbed yesterday, as well as one of the Fujimi Spitfire PR19s.  Only Fujimi Spit I didn't have.

Lee I have a Fujimi PR19 in the stash that im willing to part with.  Make me an offer mate.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 21, 2008, 03:07:58 am
at hinckley yesterday! sold a bit to fund a bit so to speak.....

Esci A-7B Corsair II [just £3.00]
Matchbox G91Y [also £3 and i've already started making it]
Model Alliance cranberry bomber canopy RAF sqn insignia sheet
Model Alliance VH-60N resin conversion set
some humbrol PRU blue acrylic paint

and i won the warpaint classic book on the sepecat jaguar in the raffle!  :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on April 21, 2008, 10:46:51 am
i was out to buy some safety shoes, and my eyes fell on an old Revell 1/144 A-310 kit that was on sale :lol:
so hey, when in rome, right  :rolleyes:

now whiff planned here, this is gonna become a realworld Belgian Defence bird (Patrick H knows what im talking about, the planes that constantly break down, good god there gonna be replaced very soon)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Patrick H on April 21, 2008, 11:20:29 am
Know what you mean Nils. The same one's that are used by a not named politician for his pleasure flight. Then gets stuck in some remote airfield while our soldiers in Afganisthan are waiting to come home  >:(

Got the same one in the stash also. Have the same plan as you but don't know how to do markings (yet)


 :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on April 21, 2008, 07:12:49 pm
Not much stash growth, but I got a silver plated paint marker (http://www.starshipmodeler.biz/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=1128) from the Starship Modeler store. It is, as kids today would say "totally awesum, dude!" The pictures don't do the marker justice - it looks like a smooth, reflective silver (or aluminum) plating. No brush or pen marks visible.

Frank
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on April 22, 2008, 04:49:13 am
Italeri 1/72 UH1B
Academy 1/48 MH-6.  I could have sworn it said 1/72 in the shop! :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Captain Canada on April 22, 2008, 11:39:21 am
HobbyBoss F-84G. Nice little kit ! Simple, so I won't get too many gluey fingerprints on it !

A tin each of Humbrol 89 and 96, for a Taiwanese A-7, I'm thinking....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on April 22, 2008, 12:14:46 pm
Modelzone in Sheffield had a good "reduced" pile....Revell 1/72nd B-26B Invader(Italeri) and B-25J Mitchell(Hasegawa) for £6.99 a piece, so I had one of each.
The B-26B will be straight from the box using the Korean War decals as it's such an attractive "beat-up" birdie!
The B-25J Mitchell will steal the French markings from the Invader to become the machine on the front cover of "Biggles: Foreign Legionnaire"

Then, 'cause I couldn't resist, in 1/72nd from Revell, a Nieuport 28C-1, SPAD XIII, Fokker Dr.1(x2) and Sopwith Camel.
All to be "whiffed" :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on April 22, 2008, 11:25:56 pm
Cammett 1/72 Nimrod AEW3 Conversion
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on April 23, 2008, 12:52:27 am
Geoff, be sure to do a WIP thread when you start that conversion  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on April 23, 2008, 02:39:05 am
Cammett 1/72 Nimrod AEW3 Conversion

Ahhhh that will be the Israeli one you were mentioning...... or was it Chilean, my memory isn't what it used to be !

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 23, 2008, 03:29:42 am
SMER (ex Heller) 1/72 Moraine Saulnier Ms 225. Adds to my growing between the wars French collection. The moulds are perhaps some of the "flashist" I've seen in a long while but she'll clean up ok
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on April 23, 2008, 05:48:29 am
Continuing my Biplane fetish...
ordered from Models For Sale on Monday, and delivered today, Wednesday morning....fantastic service!

1/48th SMER Camel....NEVER buy this...go for the Revell "clean up" of these moulds, but if you want a proper Camel, seek elsewhere, like Roden. Belgian decal option though.
1/48th Revell Fokker D.VII x 2 :wub:
Academy 1/72nd SPAD XIII...cheap, but I prefer the Revell pressing. Academy has USAAC decals though, which I want.
Revell 1/72nd Fokker D.VII.
Techmod decal sheet (nice!!) for 1/48th Polish Fokker D.VIIs.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on April 23, 2008, 08:04:44 am
Continuing my Biplane fetish...
ordered from Models For Sale on Monday, and delivered today, Wednesday morning....fantastic service!

1/48th SMER Camel....NEVER buy this...go for the Revell "clean up" of these moulds, but if you want a proper Camel, seek elsewhere, like Roden. Belgian decal option though.
1/48th Revell Fokker D.VII x 2 :wub:
Academy 1/72nd SPAD XIII...cheap, but I prefer the Revell pressing. Academy has USAAC decals though, which I want.
Revell 1/72nd Fokker D.VII.
Techmod decal sheet (nice!!) for 1/48th Polish Fokker D.VIIs.

Would you be interested in this Radish, it's free to a good home:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on April 23, 2008, 08:50:18 am
Thanks for the offer, but I've already a new engine, cowling etc., from the spares. The SMER Camel will be radically modified.
Thanks again, :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on April 23, 2008, 09:43:38 am
Courtesy of Thorvic I received a Hasegwa 1/72 F-2A/B.  This one will be whiffed as the 2-seat B model in Blue Impulse markings (as was envisioned in the original F-2 order)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on April 23, 2008, 11:44:58 am
Italeri 1/72 OH-6A.  Definately 1/72 this time!!! :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on April 23, 2008, 11:55:46 am
Courtesy of Thorvic I received a Hasegwa 1/72 F-2A/B.  This one will be whiffed as the 2-seat B model in Blue Impulse markings (as was envisioned in the original F-2 order)

I have some Blue Impluse decals for the F-1B which I didn't use, do you need any?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on April 23, 2008, 03:16:49 pm
No thanks, I want to go with the updated scheme they use on their T-4s rather than the very 70s T-2 livery  :ph34r:

I also picked up another couple of Hasegawa 1/72 birds today - T-1 and T-4, the latter being a special having the markings for the first 4 prototypes
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on April 25, 2008, 02:06:19 am
All from Kingkit:

Airfix 1/72 Gazelle
Italeri 1/72 Cougar/Super Puma
Italeri 1/72 Merlin HMA.1

Like Radish's biplane fetish, I've got a bit of a rotorcraft thing going on at the mo!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on April 25, 2008, 05:48:30 am
1/144 revell F-15 Eagle  ;D

together with the f-23 kit left over from the spring break GB, im gonna turn it into an F-15MANX  :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on April 25, 2008, 08:39:41 am
1/48th Revell Sopwith Camel
1/72nd Revell Nieuport 28C-1 :wub: :wub: x 2
1/72nd ICM He-51B-2 on Floats....this'll be whiffed into a fictional floatplane from "Biggles and the Black Peril" as part of my Biggles Collection.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: John Howling Mouse on April 25, 2008, 06:05:39 pm
1:48 Azur Loire-Nieuport LN-411
1:48 Tamiya GAZ-67B
1:48 Planet  SIAI-Marchetti SF-260M
1:48 XKit Dassault Mystere (2)
1:48 Tamiya Heinkel He162 (wait 'til ya see what I'm gonna do to this one!)
And some 1:48 Mono Voodoos (they were on sale)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on April 25, 2008, 08:55:26 pm
Wouldn't normally post something this 'small', but just got a Fujimi 1:72 A-7D for £5.00 ($10.00 US) including postage from eBay !!!! - Yep, gonna be Whiffed, probably West German.

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Daryl J. on April 25, 2008, 11:34:31 pm
Draken 1/48.    Never thought something like that would become available............ :party: :party: :party:


Daryl J.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on April 26, 2008, 02:18:48 am
Trumpeters new 1/72 aircraft:-

K8 - Chinese Hawk style Trainer
Su-15 Flagon
CH-47A Chinnook

G
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 26, 2008, 02:44:39 am
hmm, not much this week

1/72 Hobbyboss A-7A corsair II [for the stash]

oh! thorvic! wot's that trumpeter K-8 like?

trevor
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: philp on April 27, 2008, 07:18:35 pm
Picked up a couple deals at SLC-08 yesterday.
Got the Squadron In Action book on the Swordfish and the Revell reissue of the Matchbox kit.
The Airfix Chipmunk (still not sure why), and a Cluade, all 72nd and a total cost of $9.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 28, 2008, 01:10:09 am
from that very nice man, phoenix54  ;D  :bow: ;D  :bow: really a very nice man!

CMR supermarine scimitar resin kit [and i'll pipe down for now about the lack of an injection molded one!]
matchbox jagdpanther
hasegawa F-4E
hasegawa lightning F6
matchbox phantom F-4K/M

all in all a good haul. the wings in the CMR kit will help make some replacement wings for the scimitar vacform i
got from wooksta at SMW2007 and the hasegawa F-4 kit includes a couple of baggage pods too!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on April 28, 2008, 03:57:05 am
The WW1 fetish continues......
all Revell 1/72nd.....

Fokker Triplane x 3
Fokker D.VII
Nieuport 28C-1 x 2 :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on April 28, 2008, 06:20:51 am
I got the three Preiser 1/144 figure sets. The NATO ground crew set looks like it'll be really useful.

Squadron is also sending me a replacement for the Minicraft 1/144 G4M1 Betty. The one I got from them had two fuselage sprues but no wing sprues, and it was missing a clear part.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on April 28, 2008, 07:33:42 am
Revell 1/200 Boeing SST, from P&S Models in York.  Not a bad price for two kits!

Trouble is, I'll probably never get around to building one, let alone both!  Must stop buying stuff, must stop buying stuff..... :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on April 28, 2008, 02:09:23 pm
Airfix 1/72nd Saab Viggen from Hobbycraft shop as I was passing. :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on April 29, 2008, 11:02:10 am
Scots Nats buys

Revell 1/144 Gepard klass fast attack boat, may be Coast guard or real.
Trumpeter 1/72 K-8 trainer, cracking little kit, be getting a lot more of these  :thumbsup:
Italeri 1/72 Harrier GR3
Cammet Nimrod AEW conversion
Hasegawa 1/72 weapons set VII

Airwaves PE Firefly wing fold and cockpit sets.

1/48 MA Canberra transfer set, three different types.
1/48 Modeldeacl Hawk transfers
Zotz World roundels, three different types.
1/72 Heritage RAE Canberra transfers
And some TSR-2 transfers very kindly donated by Lee, many thanks.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: pyro-manic on April 29, 2008, 01:30:54 pm
Hobby Boss 1:72 He 162
Hasegawa 1:72 F-20 Tigershark

Two nice little kits. I haven't built an aircraft model in forever (last one was an Airfix Spitfire Vb when I was about 10!), so these should ease me into it nicely. Thinking about doing the F-20 in mid-80s RAF markings, and the Salamander in post-war test colours. Have to look into that, though - see which country's scheme is prettiest...
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on April 29, 2008, 03:14:48 pm
Two Aurora Fokker D-VIIs - One in the original 50's boxing (and complete!) and one in the Monogram reissue from the 70's. Both dirt cheap. Also got a Hasegawa 1/144 scale Betty and a 1/144 F4U Corsair from a Japanese company I'd never heard of (not Sweet).
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on April 30, 2008, 05:25:27 am
Revell 1/72nd:

SPAD XIII
Sopwith Camel
Nieuport 28 :wub: :wub: :wub:

2 x 1/48th Hobby Boss FJ-4 Furies...one FJ-4, the other FJ-4B. Identical kits with different decals. Both look terrific, and one'll be real, from VMF-323 on Formosa/Taiwan in 1958 for the Quarter Scale Group (armed with fuel tanks and Sidewinders), whereas the other is a gift for Whiffing and Whiiffers. Fuel tanks, 'winders and 6 Bullpups are in each kit!! Crackin.

For the Whiffing I might...nay, WILL, get another one...or two....under a tenner...BARGAIN!!!

Whiffed= West German, Greek, Spanish, South Korean...lots of possibilities :cheers: :party: :cheers: :party:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on April 30, 2008, 07:35:57 am
Revell 1/200 Boeing SST, from P&S Models in York. 

Is that the one along from bookshop in Fossgate, or the one by the Wall/Gate - cannot remember the street name ?

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on April 30, 2008, 03:10:54 pm
Revell 1/200 Boeing SST, from P&S Models in York. 

Is that the one along from bookshop in Fossgate, or the one by the Wall/Gate - cannot remember the street name ?

Ian

That's the one, strictly speaking on it's on Walmgate but I think it runs right into Fossgate just a short way past the shop.  If you're after an SST they've still got another, or you can have mine! :lol: Monkgate Models, as Geoff mentions is literally just on your right as you pass through Monkgate Bar.  I've got another errand that will take me straight by there tomorrow, I'll probably pop in & end up buying more stuff I need :wacko: & getting an ear bashing from the Missus! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on May 01, 2008, 07:58:47 am
Well, as mentioned nipped in to Monk Bar Models & came out with an Italeri 1/72 Agusta AB 204B.  Nearly picked up a Revell MH-53, but to be honest I want (need) an earlier model & I'll probably order the Bilek incarnation from Hannants as it's on offer at the mo.  I think the Bilek kits are just re-boxings of the Italeri kits, can anyone confirm this?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on May 02, 2008, 11:13:33 am
as i was on my grand day out, i came across an old model store i used to visit, its a shame i discoverd its gonna close  :angry:
anyway, i went inside one last time and bought:

-1/72 hasegawa T-2 aggressor
-1/72 hasegawa US-2B Tracker
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on May 03, 2008, 09:35:20 am
Well my previous stash/spares box having been 95% thrown out, I supose you could say my new stash has just started. Toured the local model shops yesterday with little result: very limited choice, and some multi-retailers like Hobbycraft, who were getting seriously into kits at one point, seem to have cut back their ranges significantly. However, I got off my backside this morning and went into Manchester to Modelzone: MUCH better (although still less choice than I remember from years ago, particularly in aircraft).

Pickings:

Italieri 1/72nd AB-204 (for the UFO GB) (Mossie, you're scaring me....)
Revell 1/144th RJ-85 (ditto, plus the gear might work for my triple Lightning idea)
Revell 1/72nd Merkava Mk.III (don't know yet: I just like them and it was cheap)
Italieri 1/72nd NATO aircrew set (cheap and looked generally useful)

Passed on:

Revell 1/72nd Tu-22 (for triple-engining as per my profiles thread): couldn't carry it (motorbike) and the sheer size of it might cause a domestic.... :rolleyes:
Revell 1/72 Lightning F.6 (for triple-engining): too damn dear!

Observations:

Either I'm out of touch with modern pocket money rates, or this is no longer a pocket money hobby. :o

Man is 1/48th expensive!  :blink:. Think I'm sticking to 1/72nd for the forseeable.....

I had it in mind that I'd pick up some kind of cheap kiddies flying toy to provide three wings (without butchering two kits): basically a set of rotor blades in a ring launched by a ripcord, you know the sort of thing. Nothing, nada, not even in the grottiest of grot-shops. Anything flying is made of bendy foam these days: apparently, the old plastic blades could HURT A CHILD (Shock! Horror!) if they stuck their little fingers in them. Now call me an old fart, but when I was a kid, that was regarded as a learning experience: you did it once, mummy wiped your tears away and stuck a plaster on your finger, you learnt not to stick your fingers in spinny things, and you grew up to be a better class of helicopter ground crew......


Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on May 03, 2008, 10:16:42 am
Got some bits today to do a restoration on a Hasegawa 1/48 F-15.  It was in Israeli colours - one of earliest models when I returned to the hobby, and the (below average) quality isn't up to my (average) level today.  It suffered particularly badly in the house move, so I figured it was time to "pimp my Eagle"

Aries seats x 2, Aries burner cans - the ones without the Turkey Feathers, the quality on these is unbelievable.

And a set of TwoBobs decals to do this beauty

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Japan---Air/Mitsubishi-F-15DJ-Eagle/0674700/L/
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on May 03, 2008, 02:44:49 pm
Had a good haul today from the IPMS show in Greenville, SC.  This was my first show and I was a bit surprised at some of the deals.  I expected e-bay prices, but there were a lot of argains to be had.  I planned on spending about $75, ended up around $70 and got this lot:

Airfix 1/48 Lightning F-2A/F.6, unopened $18-one of my Holy Grail kits, finally!!
Fujimi 1/72 F-4M Phantom 'Shark Teeth', unopened $7
Italeri 1/72 CH146 Griffon, opened but complete $5
Esci 1/48 Fiat G91-box in bad shape, decals unusable, but kit complete $3
Esci 1/72 F-111A, unopened $4
Testors/Italeri 1/72 F-5E, opened but complete-Free (sending the owner some 1/32 MiG parts)
Airfix 1/72 Strikemaster, box in bad shape, missing lower wing panels-Free
Italeri 1/72 F-104A, unopened $2
Hase 1/72 F-20 Tigershark, unopened $5
Esci 1/72 A-4E Israeli Hot Rod, open but complete $2
Monogram 1/48 F-8E-box in bad shape, decals fair, kit complete $4
Esci F-27 Dutch troopship, box open, bags sealed $4
Matchbox 1/72 Buccanneer, unopened $2
Matchbox Lightning F-2A/F.6, open but complete $1 (!!!!)
2X Hase 1/72 Weapons Sets (5 & 6) unopened $5 for both
4 Tamiya rattlecans $8

I'm a happy modeler tonight!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on May 03, 2008, 02:53:23 pm
And a set of TwoBobs decals to do this beauty
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Japan---Air/Mitsubishi-F-15DJ-Eagle/0674700/L/

"Pimp my Eagle"....... Great choice, you go for it, Nev !

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on May 03, 2008, 02:56:32 pm
Won a 1:72 Fujimi Vought (Photo) Cutlass on eBay. Gonna be Whiffed, haven't a clue what to do with yet, truth to tell I wasn't really expecting to win it !!

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: GTX on May 03, 2008, 03:35:04 pm
Won a 1:72 Fujimi Vought (Photo) Cutlass on eBay. Gonna be Whiffed, haven't a clue what to do with yet, truth to tell I wasn't really expecting to win it !!

Ian

Well since it is a "Fujimi", why not do it in a JMSDF scheme similar to one of these?

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/CAC23/65_3.jpg)
(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/CAC23/65_1.jpg)

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on May 04, 2008, 12:25:56 am
Airfix 1/48 Lightning F-2A/F.6, unopened $18-one of my Holy Grail kits, finally!!
Fujimi 1/72 F-4M Phantom 'Shark Teeth', unopened $7

Wow, you got yourself a couple of bargains there!  £3.50 for a Fujumi Spey Phantom?  9 quid for an Airfix Lightning?

Nice work!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on May 04, 2008, 04:42:53 am
Airfix 1/48 Lightning F-2A/F.6, unopened $18-one of my Holy Grail kits, finally!!
Fujimi 1/72 F-4M Phantom 'Shark Teeth', unopened $7

Wow, you got yourself a couple of bargains there!  £3.50 for a Fujumi Spey Phantom?  9 quid for an Airfix Lightning?

Nice work!  :thumbsup:

Yeah Nev, I was really happy with both of those.  The Lovely Wife tried to get me an Airfix Lightning at Christmas, but lost out on Ebay at the last minute on a $50+ kit that had been opened.   So even she was happy about this find!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 05, 2008, 02:19:57 am
Just back from Perth show - those Roman roads arn't as straight as you think  :rolleyes:

PS - ask Aircav how to realy make a Sat Nav sulk  :wacko:

All in 1/72

Airfix Fulmar and Tempest V
Olimp Folland Gnat F.1/FR.1 and B & V HA.137 V.2
Fujimi Spit 14e

Two Sky transfer sheets - SM79 Sparvio and Italian bombers, full of lovely unit markings. I do think the RA had some of the best unit markings going.

Some tools

And from Hannants on my return - Xtradecal Sea Vixen sheet plus masks for a Liberator and Lancaster


Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on May 06, 2008, 02:21:20 pm
For my birthday daughter bought me a Revell 1/72nd Mustang III :wub:and her chap bought me a Revell 1/72nd Tempest V :o :o :o as originally produced in around 1966? Useful for spares though.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on May 06, 2008, 05:07:20 pm
Showed up in the mail today:

Some very nicely cast 1/48 biplane (Sopwith Camel?) parts. The engine and guns are especially well done. Thanks, Robert!

Also picked up the other day at the hobby shop:

a 1/72 RoG Fokker D.VII (already in the process of being whiffed)

a 1/72 Academy P-40

and a little bottle of green paint.

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on May 06, 2008, 10:31:13 pm
Hasegawa 1/48 D-15DJ which I picked up in a trade on BM.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on May 08, 2008, 12:22:47 am
 :wub: :wub: :wub: Airfix 1:72 Mosquito II/VI/XVIII arrived a bit late, but arrived nonetheless. One very happy and very excited Kiwi. Yes, the Tamiya one's probably nicer in every way but I'm moving into 48th anyway.....besides, I could buy TWO Airfix Mossies for the price of one Tamiya!  :blink:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on May 08, 2008, 08:30:07 am
A nice little package arrived today from the fine folks at Twobos:

Twobobs 1/48 'F-16C OIF Swamp Foxes' South Carolina ANG sheet-I've got a couple of friends in this unit, so I may do a RW build with this sheet.

Xtradecal 1/72 Sea Vixen FAW.1 & FAW.2 sheet-lovely sheet with some nice RN markings that may find their way onto Skyhawks, Crusaders, Skyrays, etc...
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on May 09, 2008, 10:12:40 am
A bit late this.
One Cammett Nimrod AEW 3 conversion via the scots nationals.

And in the post this morning a pair of Hobbyboss NAW A-10's
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on May 09, 2008, 12:59:05 pm
Showed up in the mail today:

All 1/72 Hobby Boss

P-51

Me-109

FW-190

MiG-3

I've never built a Hobby Boss kit before, but these all look to have an excellent fit. They seem to be very simple builds which will allow me to move on to the greater fun of biplaning, adding spats and doing whiffy makrings and paint schemes.

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on May 09, 2008, 06:44:27 pm
Revell 1/72 Eurofighter Typhoon - this is for the 1 Week GB ;)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 10, 2008, 02:47:20 am
part 1 of my birthday spending spree was....

RoG 1/72 F-22A raptor [very nice kit with an extensive decal sheet]
RoG 1/72 Hunter F6 [good value at £6]
airfix HS Dominie
italeri Harrier GR3 [old esci kit but crap decal sheet, not that that worries me!]

part 2 will be in an hour or so, as i am off to hannants london!  :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jschmus on May 10, 2008, 06:50:19 am
Yesterday I visited both Hungate's and Debbie's RC World.  I don't have much to show for the excursion, just

Testors Acrylics for Aircraft
some brushes
Hasegawa 1/700 Japanese Navy Destroyer Kasumi
Squadron HU-16 Albatross in Action

I love these 1/700 ship kits!  Every one I've purchased (with the exception of the Trumpeter Wisconsin) has a sprue of extra bits that aren't used for the kit.  The "X" sprue in this kit has extra mountings of several different IJN AAA guns, as well as small boats, and one each of Rufe, Glen, Rex and Seiran floatplanes.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on May 10, 2008, 07:54:57 am
Which Hungates Jason?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on May 10, 2008, 01:27:36 pm
From Doncaster today as I was there for the IPMS(UK)AGM with Martin H and Falcon, Geoff B and others....

just a restrained buy (I was very restrained!):

Revell 1/72nd Fokker Triplane DR1....it really is delightful. All my triplanes will remain as such, but wear a variety of colours, some real, some not, for my Biggles Collection...(I've identified 80+ models in different schemes just baserd on his WW1 adventures!)

An Italeri 1/72nd YF-22 which will be modified into a speculative Chinese fighter....I have the artwork and it looks cool in gloss white! For IPMS Stafford's Nationals display.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jschmus on May 10, 2008, 05:38:05 pm
Which Hungates Jason?


Greenbrier Mall in Chesapeake.  They used to be in a larger store on the Sears end of the Mall, but about eighteen months ago, they got kicked down to a smaller location near Dillard's.  When they were at the other end, they had the biggest model selection I've ever seen anywhere, with ships, aircraft, armor, scifi, mecha and a little of everything else.  They carried all the major manufacturers, too: Dragon, Revell, Fujimi, Tamiya, Hasegawa, et al.  Now, they've been renamed "Creative Toy and Hobby by Hungates".  The RPG/wargaming stuff is gone, and the models just take up a small area on the back wall.  They've got a lot of auto stuff, some aircraft in various scales, and not much else.  I did see the reissued Revell BSG kits, as well as a couple of the new RoG Star Wars snap kits.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: sotoolslinger on May 10, 2008, 09:53:44 pm
Today I went to Hobbytown USA in Austin and got a Revell 1/48 Dauntless(cause I needed the airbrakes) and a B-25 (for a turret) This is the second Hobbytown that I have been in that no longer carries sanding sticks. We are definitly in the endtimes. >:(
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on May 11, 2008, 07:08:08 am
I took the plunge and bought an Airfix Gladiator.  What a parcel of excrement! 

Well, the artwork is nice, the decal sheet is superb and the instructions for said decals are top banana.  And you get a three blade prop which must be new.  Except the rest of it is a kit the Romans left behind. 


Having said that, the fuselage will provide the basis for a Bristol fighter proposal from the early 30s.  I hope.

Trev Snowden mentioned it was as per the orginal tooling (the 2nd aircraft tool airfix ever did) last night duering his talk at Doncaster (after the IPMS AGM).

I came away with the new Zvezda PE-8 heavy bomber. looks a bit daunting when u open the box.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 12, 2008, 02:04:04 am
hmm, for part 2 of my birthday spree at hannants i added....

matchbox challenger MBT
special hobby DH hornet F3/F4
a modeldecal sheet with 15 and 16 sqn  :tornado: and a couple of harrier T4N's on it
tally ho! RBF tags [damn it they are tiny in 1/72!]
superscale sheet 72-904 [with a couple of F-18's on that one]
some paint [inc that new RAE drone cream color that xtracolor are doing]
a couple of books, one about the point mugu base and the other the topshots book on the F-16C/D blk52 which
came with a free multi scale sheet for polish F-16's

so all in all a good haul over two days.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on May 12, 2008, 05:05:06 am
Picked up the 1/48 Italeri Tornado with the Italian Black Panther scheme, looks nice but it'll be Spanish AF  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on May 12, 2008, 03:35:22 pm
Well, as mentioned nipped in to Monk Bar Models & came out with an Italeri 1/72 Agusta AB 204B.  Nearly picked up a Revell MH-53, but to be honest I want (need) an earlier model & I'll probably order the Bilek incarnation from Hannants as it's on offer at the mo.  I think the Bilek kits are just re-boxings of the Italeri kits, can anyone confirm this?

Succumbed.  Bought the MH-53J today! :rolleyes:  I'm a weak, weak, man, or to qoute the Gene Genie, “You great… soft… sissy… girlie… nancy… French… bender… Man United supporting POOF!”  Although I don't support Man United.  That's the Missus's sticker on the car window.  Honest.  Really!!!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 13, 2008, 01:32:21 am
From Hannants

Zevda Pe-8 and RS Ambrosini SAI 207, both 1/72
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on May 13, 2008, 02:13:54 am
I've got a PDF book on the Pe-8 Chris, Martin, if you want a copy just let me know  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on May 13, 2008, 01:43:24 pm
Another Hasegawa "special edition" A 4 B Skyhawk.....................I promise I will build it...............................................eventually
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 14, 2008, 06:04:13 am
Anigrand 1/144 Boeing XB-15

Great China War ?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on May 14, 2008, 11:38:48 am
1/72nd Airfix Gladiator....it's the original as described by Wooksta earlier....the cowling is truly abysmal and the pilot is a solid hump moulded in head and shoulders format in each fuselage half. Cute.
The decals look OK, but closer inspection reveals that the mixture of pre-War BRIGHT colours and Ww2 Dull colours are confusingly used...pre-War Sqn stripes in dull colours?
However, painting a Glad in Camo colours and then applying the stripes could confuse people nicely :wacko:
The decals are for 72 Sqn (pre-war) and 3 Sea Gladiators (hence the 3-blade prop) on Malta...Faith, Hope and Charity.
It'll be extremely useful, though, as what-if material....thinking Poland and various WW1 German schemes, as well as French too.

2 x 1/72nd Airfix Dragon Rapides for the Biggles Collection....one will be captured German.
1/72nd SPAD XIII by Academy
2 x 1/72nd SPAD XIII by Revell
1/72nd Academy Sopwith Camel
1/72nd Revell Fokker Dr.1

Bonzer for the Biggles Collection......in full research and flow.....rigging!! ha!!! :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on May 16, 2008, 02:04:48 am
Picked up today the following,
x3 1/48 Italeri Tornado's
x1 1/32 Revell Tornado
x1 1/48 Academy Hunter Mk.6
x1 1/72 Hasegawa F-111E
 ;D

If anyone wants a set of the Black Panther transfers from the 1/48 Tornado let me know, I've got two sets going spare  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on May 16, 2008, 05:34:51 am
Received from Squadron, 1/72 AModel Piasacki HUP-2/HUP-3 (with RCN markings although I'll probably get the CanMilAir sheet) and an Italeri 1/72 EH-101 Cormorant (to replace the one I chopped up  :wacko: )
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on May 16, 2008, 09:34:50 am
Another Hasegawa "special edition" A 4 B Skyhawk.....................I promise I will build it...............................................eventually

WAIT A MINUTE

I've been to your lair recently and IMHO you've got enuff A-4's to start a breeding colony - what's wrong with you...... No scratch that I KNOW what's wrong with you, and using that old "mid-life crisis" excuse isn't going to work this time..... why haven't you bought an inpractical sports car like the rest of us, instead of multiple Hasegawa Skyhawks.....

Ian
(tutting loudley and rolling his eyes  :rolleyes:)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Daryl J. on May 16, 2008, 03:52:08 pm
Monogram Dauntless for a trip down memory lane.
Eduard Hellcat.........yippee!
Monogram AC-47 pre-ordered..........even more yippee!!!



Daryl J.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 17, 2008, 01:23:39 am
last night at the model club......

1/72 airfix mirage 2000
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 17, 2008, 01:44:09 am
Modelzone Special - Revell A-26 Invader for half price £6-99  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on May 17, 2008, 02:19:53 am
All 1/72nd:

2 x SMER (Heller) MS 225....one to be RAF, another German WW1. Crackin kits, but have some flash on the mouldings which being from Heller's prime, are terrific.
2 x Airfix Gladiators......one to be French, the other???? The French one will be in that WW1 colour of yellowish bleached linen/dope, with darker yellow metal painted bits. I feel like doing this SOON. decals from the SMER MS225 which are super (2 French options) printed by Propagteam.
2 x Revell Fokker Dr.1s....ah, Biggles
6 x Revell Fokker D.VIIs....ah Biggles, 2-seat Soviet, and lots of others.
1 x Academy Sopwith Camel
1 x Strelets German WW1 Uhlan Cavalry...for when they charge Biggles in a particular scene
1 x WW1 pilots...could look OK after cleanup.....various poses too.

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: jester on May 17, 2008, 12:17:54 pm
A visit to Hannants today produced the following, all 72nd:

Xtrakit        Canberra PR9
Amodel       Su-15
Kopro         Su-25
HobbyBoss   La-7

and a Trumpeter Sea Fury in 48th

 :cheers:

Clive
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on May 17, 2008, 12:25:56 pm
All 1/72nd:

1 x Strelets German WW1 Uhlan Cavalry...for when they charge Biggles in a particular scene
1 x WW1 pilots...could look OK after cleanup.....various poses too.


Terry

Spotted that Eduard do a set of WWI RFC figures in 1/72 as well as 1/48th, which may help with your Biggles ideas

Cheers

Geoff
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Daryl J. on May 17, 2008, 05:56:30 pm
Airfix 1/48 Canberra......finally!!!!    :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:



 :party: :party: :party:
Daryl J.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on May 18, 2008, 05:27:17 am
Cheers, Geoff.
I noticed that and they're on the "to buy" list.

The Airfix Gladiator is part assembled after extensive, masachistic clean-up. The fuselage halves are different lengths, the wings need a lot of sanding which removes any detail (and possible accuracy) and the underwing guns are farcical....I scraped/sanded off the barrels....the humps will be pylons for bombs.
It really is poor, but I just LOVE IT as it'll be great in WWI schemes...German, French, RFC etc.
And then there's sesquiplanes too.
BUT...REVELL, please re-issue the Matchbox beauty!

I have 3 Airfix Gladiators, but surprisingly WILL BUY MORE as they're fun in a purely strange way.
Compared to a £4 HobbyBoss kit, or £4 SMER kit, they're terrible.
BUT HANNANTS HAVE SOLD OUT.
There must be a lot (like me) on a nostalgia trip.
I built the Airfix Gladiator back around 1960. Gods I'm old :party:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on May 18, 2008, 07:18:26 am

I built the Airfix Gladiator back around 1960. Gods I'm old :party:


Ditto!!  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on May 19, 2008, 01:41:53 am
Another Hasegawa "special edition" A 4 B Skyhawk.....................I promise I will build it...............................................eventually

WAIT A MINUTE

I've been to your lair recently and IMHO you've got enuff A-4's to start a breeding colony - what's wrong with you...... No scratch that I KNOW what's wrong with you, and using that old "mid-life crisis" excuse isn't going to work this time..... why haven't you bought an inpractical sports car like the rest of us, instead of multiple Hasegawa Skyhawks.....

Ian
(tutting loudley and rolling his eyes  :rolleyes:)


More sad old git news...Ive just bought a Hasegawa A4M...oh and a Mirage F1 just snook under the radar........................now about that sports car
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on May 19, 2008, 06:07:06 am
Hey...the Gladiator fits together OK.
Spraying it tomorrow or Wednesday in French colours....Dull silver or a yellow/cream SPAD colour :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on May 20, 2008, 03:23:44 pm
Trumpy 1/72 CH-47A Chinook, from Monkbar Models in York again.  Another Whirlybird to add to my growing collection.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on May 20, 2008, 06:42:02 pm
 :wub: :party: Airfix 1:48 Mosquito NF.30
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on May 21, 2008, 10:33:29 am
Bought a 1/16 Trumpeter Soviet tank crew figure, he'll be altered to go with a Ma.k SF3D suit I have of the same scale.  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jschmus on May 21, 2008, 10:51:22 am
I offered to help jeffryfontaine clean out his storage unit, and he sent me the following:

AMT/Ertl AT-ST Walker (Star Wars)
Fujimi Alphajet-A
Italeri EF-111A Raven
Italeri JAS-39B Gripen (2-seater)
Italeri X-32 JSF
Revell-Monogram SA-16B Albatross

plus assorted bits

Between this and the Xbox 360 I bought this morning with my "economic stimulus" check, I feel like I've had Christmas in May.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on May 21, 2008, 02:02:58 pm
Having found that the Gladiator is utterly useless

Cant be to bad a kit....Hannants have already sold out of em.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on May 21, 2008, 04:23:56 pm
Arrived today from the incredibly generous Mr Fontaine:

2 x 1/48 Testor's Curtiss Seaplane Racers (to be scale-o-rama'ed)

1 x 1/144 F-117 (I dunno how I'm gonna biplane this one!)

some assorted weapons

some assorted plastic tubing that should make nice fuselages

assorted wire for rigging

Thanks, JJ! You're very generous!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on May 21, 2008, 04:42:55 pm
some assorted plastic tubing that should make nice fuselages
Hi Brian,

Just a bit of clarification on those green plastic tubes.  Never visualized them as being a starting point for a fuselage.  The plastic is a bit soft for that purpose, I was using them as a curved surface sanding block by wrapping the sandpaper around it and applying that to the models surface to remove features from areas that needed to be dressed with a minimal abrasive footprint. 

Those tubes originate from the local grocery store where the previously held translucent plastic produce bags for vegetables and fruit.  Something that is free for the asking if you talk to a grocer in that deperatment. 
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 22, 2008, 03:32:39 am
Fome Modelzone yesterday

Revell 1/72 SE5A. I have a plan for this one, don't I Rad  :rolleyes:

The first two of Revell's classic kits.

Ex Matchbox Heyford (MEAF or East Agfrican AF 1940) and Lysander, so I can wif this and use my Pavla one as a real world bird.

The boxes of these "classic" kits are proper boxes not those awful end-opening ones. Hope they move towards this type of packaging for all their kits.

The other classic kit they had in was a V2 and trailer - didn't look at scale but box was quite big.

Talking of old kits MZ had the old Linberg US Destroyer in the massive box - havn't seen that in years !
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on May 22, 2008, 04:37:36 am
Arrived today from the incredibly generous Mr Fontaine:

2 x 1/48 Testor's Curtiss Seaplane Racers (to be scale-o-rama'ed)

1 x 1/144 F-117 (I dunno how I'm gonna biplane this one!)

some assorted weapons

some assorted plastic tubing that should make nice fuselages

assorted wire for rigging

Thanks, JJ! You're very generous!

Brian da Basher

Have a small one or two man stealthy assault glider on top for Special Forces insertion.  During take off at least, it'll be a bi-plane!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 22, 2008, 04:43:51 am

1 x 1/144 F-117 (I dunno how I'm gonna biplane this one!)


you know BdB you don't have to biplane it, you could add spats instead.....  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on May 22, 2008, 12:47:02 pm
Arrive today from Hannants after a year or more on pre-order, Goofy Models Grumman E-2 Hawkeye cockpit, u/c bays detail set, times two.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Patrick H on May 22, 2008, 01:40:09 pm
Went to the LHS to pick up some paint and came out with Hasse's P 51 D mustang, yep, another one. Also came across a SU 17M3R from Master craft. Couldn't resist that one either as it was only 3 Euro. First time I've seen this brand overhere. Looks rather nice in detail also. Hopefully it will stay the bargain it is and won't cause to much of a pain in building.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on May 22, 2008, 04:48:15 pm
I stopped by Hobby Lobby on the way home from work today and they were having one of their 30% off sales so I got:

Revellogram 1/48 Blue Angels F-18-already reduced to $9, then with the discount got it for about $6.

Tamiya 1/35 M41 Walker Bulldog tank-my first armour buy in over a year, just caught my eye and was under $10.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 23, 2008, 03:29:44 am
from my local antics branch this morning....

all of the revell classics!

 :wub: :wub: :wub:Handley Page Heyford  :wub: :wub: :wub:
DHC twin otter
Westland lysander

thank-you revell, thank-you.

of note is that the heyford is moulded in three colors and the twin otter in two.

the decals are good in the heyford and lysander and very good in the twin otter.


Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on May 23, 2008, 10:50:19 am
HP Heyford?
Think ISRAEL c.1940.

3 x Academy 1/72nd Sopwith Camels :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on May 23, 2008, 11:20:32 am
Think anti-submarine and add floats :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on May 24, 2008, 08:50:14 am
Yo dudes, couldn't get to the SIG AGM at Coventry Museum (plus model shop!!!) :banghead: :banghead: but had to take Mid to Nottingham to meet a friend......hence a visit to the TWO Modelzone shops in Nottingham. One shop is "normal", the other is for their reduced stock.WOW!!
Came away with:

1/48th SMER DH.2....that'll be built as an Israeli DH.2.5 :wacko:
1/72nd Revell HP Heyford.....Israel 1940
1/48th Pegasus Hobbies Spitfire I....."Biggles"
1/48th Pegasus Hobbies Hurricane I.....Israel 1943
1/72nd Revell Lysander....possibly Israeli too :wacko:
2 x 1/72nd Revell Nieuport 28
2 x 1/72nd Revell Fokker E.III
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Daryl J. on May 24, 2008, 09:11:14 am
Eduard I-16 Type 29
The Hellcat from the same company showed up in the same box.


Daryl J.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Geoff on May 24, 2008, 09:20:18 am
The "new" RevellG F-4C and recce Panthers are both the Monogram kits.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on May 24, 2008, 09:53:50 am
1/144 RoG F-5E was added to the stash, this will become either an X-29 or will be used for 1/144 trumpeter F-20/X-29 conversion in the future  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on May 24, 2008, 10:06:33 am
From Thorvic's stash via the SIG meet.

Unicraft Rutan Proteus
Novo Handly Page Dart Herald.

both 1/72nd
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: pyro-manic on May 24, 2008, 10:36:25 am
Italeri 1:72 F16 C/D "Night Falcon". Need the bombs and targeting pods for a project. Plus the F16 is nice anyway.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on May 24, 2008, 04:13:15 pm
From the SIG meet:

Airfix 1/72 Douglas Skyraider, very kindly given to me by Trevor (Howard of Effingham).
Italeri 1/72 MiG-37 Ferret.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on May 24, 2008, 06:54:56 pm
Well a bargain basement grab-bag of variously incomplete kits is winging it's way to me courtesy of ebay. No idea what I'll do with any of them yet, but what the hell......

Bristol Fighter
Sopwith Camel
Bf109-G
Buffalo (the Amtrack, not the plane)
Shop and flat

All Airfix 1/72nd
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Scooterman on May 24, 2008, 08:16:06 pm
Dragon 1/72 Ar-234P.  Looks pretty on the trees, but like other Dragon aircraft kits, I'm sure that's all the nice things to be said about it.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on May 25, 2008, 04:08:51 am
placed an order (all 1/144's) from Germany last night for:

trumpeter:
2 x SU-34 Strike Flanker
1 x SU-47 Berkut
1 x Chinese type 771 Missile boat (1/150)

Academy:
1 x F-16A
1 x F-104G

Dragon:
1 x UH-60L Blackhawk (twin pack)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on May 25, 2008, 06:01:18 am
From the SIG meet yesterday courtesy of Nigel one Heller Super Etendard in 72nd. Not sxure what to do with it as yet, but it's not going to be French!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on May 25, 2008, 10:22:20 am
placed an order (all 1/144's) from Germany last night for:

trumpeter:
2 x SU-34 Strike Flanker
1 x SU-47 Berkut
1 x Chinese type 771 Missile boat (1/150)
Academy:
1 x F-16A
1 x F-104G
Dragon:
1 x UH-60L Blackhawk (twin pack)

order has been cancelled, i decided it was cheaper to order them from holland instead. here's the new order

all 1/144

1 x THE PLA AIR FORCE F-7
2 x SUKHOI SU-34 STRIKE FLANKER
1 x Sukhoi SU-47 Berkut (for another SU-41)
1 x Su-35 & Su-37 SUPER FLANKER (dragon twinpack)
1 x UH-60L BLACKHAWK (dragon twinpack)
1 x F-16A/C FIGHTing.FALCON
1 x F-117A NIGHTHAWK
1 x THE PLAAF F-7MG
1 x YF-22 LIGHTNING
1 x YF-23
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 26, 2008, 02:01:35 am
From the SIG meet all 1/72

Hasegawa Beaufighter for a project I've seen in the SAM Publications book

Airfix Devastator - pure nostalgia. Will be OB as per box art - now where did I put that super strength "transfer" solution

Revell SE5a for part 2 of my "Inspired by Radish" builds  ;D


Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on May 26, 2008, 05:02:53 pm
I got a second RoG 1/72 new tool Lancaster while in Calgary today and in the mailbox at the post office was a 1/48 Eduard Spitfire Mk.22/24.  I don't usually build 1/48 but since I got the Limited Addition 1/48 Mk.XVI when I signed up with the Airfix Club and saw what a really nice kit it was, I decided to get the Mk.22/24 kit to go along side it.  Even better was I found out that the base kit for this Eduard kit is the Airfix Mk.22/24.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Captain Canada on May 26, 2008, 08:26:32 pm
That new Lanc is a beauty, eh ? Especially at that price ! I still need to grab the Belcher Bits drones for mine.....and the decals, of course. I'd also like to get another for a SAR bird, and perhaps one 'real' bomber. I'd like a Mercury powered warbird, tho.....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on May 26, 2008, 08:35:39 pm
A bit late, but on Sunday got the Airfix 1:72 Mossie NF.XIX/J.30  :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 27, 2008, 04:09:12 am
Think anti-submarine and add floats :thumbsup:

now there is an idea aircav!   ;D thank you for suggesting it!

unfortunately i don't have any WW2 coastal command marking letters or roundels. the kit ones are so 1930's.

at least the sqn markings in the kit are usuable,  ;D


Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 27, 2008, 04:18:08 am
at the SIG meet on saturday.

1/72 Hobbyboss A-7P [SFTB and the special scheme on the decal sheet] from the MAM shop
1/72 Fujimi MiG-21bis [SFTB in finnish 'black lynx' markings] from nigel bunker who also gave me the EF-111A
sprue from the hasegawa F-111A kit
1/72 Warrior Models HF-24 Marut [sri lankan AF markings, the marut is a indian a/c form the mid 1960's] from
thorvic's kit sale.
1/72 italeri RF-84F [RAF 4 sqn markings] from narses2

it was very nice to meet everyone.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on May 27, 2008, 06:49:17 am
1/72 Warrior Models HF-24 Marut [sri lankan AF markings, the marut is a indian a/c form the mid 1960's] from
thorvic's kit sale.

This is the missing link in my story about Kurt Tank and Hans Multhopp, the Marut was Tank's design after his disastrous Pulqui II for Argentina.  Is this kit still available and more importantly, where can I get one?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on May 27, 2008, 06:56:53 am
Cheers Lee,  I'll have a look for either.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on May 27, 2008, 07:11:20 am
You beat me to it Lee, I was just looking in Hannants.  I didn't know Aeroclub sold them though, guess I'm writing to Pete today   ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on May 28, 2008, 03:42:40 am
2 x 1/72nd Fujimi MiG-21bis...the "Lancer" boxing and the Finnish boxing.
1/48th Lindberg SE.5A....4-blade prop, different engine and armament from the Revell kit. Nice. It'll still, of course, be whiffed....another Israeli one but different.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on May 28, 2008, 11:01:37 am
Picked up a Revell Jaguar for a project today from the LMS and a 1/48 Revell F-86D, super kit with fantastic detail, going to do it real world, it'll be my first attempt with Alclad and I'll have a look on sunday at the Tyneside show for some different transfers.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on May 28, 2008, 09:55:09 pm
Ok, so excited I just had to post!

Tamiya 1:48 Mosquito NF.II/FB.VI. To be whiffed. Woo!

Just paid for it, but won't be here for a wee bit :( scored off NZ's eBay clone, TradeMe.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on May 29, 2008, 05:03:24 pm
Stopped by Hobby Lobby and my LSH today.  At HL I had the 40% coupon and got a RM F-14 for under $10, as well as a couple of brushes which were 50% off.  Then at the LHS I got an Italeri 1/72 Wessex.  I've never been a big Wessex fan, but for some reason it's growing on me.  The plan now is for it to be OOB, including the kit decals, but in a Brit-nam whif camo scheme with a door gun and either an external cannon or rocket pod.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on May 29, 2008, 06:38:00 pm
From the Sprue Bros bargain bin:

Dragon 1/200 B-2 & F-117A.An ancient kit - the F-117A looks like a caricature of an F-117. Useless except for parts. The B-2 looks perfect for whifing. Which it will.

Dragon 1/200 B-52H. Looks like a nice kit, especially The Houndog AGM. This one will be a jet engine and misc gear donor, though.

Dragon 1/35 scale Ambush! Eastern Front. Nicely detailed figures and gear - very useful for non-German figure kitbashing.

Frank
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on May 29, 2008, 06:42:14 pm
Old Airfix stuff off ebay, all 1/72nd;

Defiant
Gnat
Mirage III
Fiat G91Y
Draken
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on May 30, 2008, 08:46:03 am
Well it's been over a year since I fed the ebsy monster, but this past week I went on a bit of a fling and picked up a bunch of kits on there at good prices. (The Stash Acquisition Act of 2008 I call it).

First box arrived today with:

1/72 Academy Super Etendard
1/72 Hase Lightning F.6
1/72 Italeri T-45 Goshawk

$15 for the lot, shipping included.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: proditor on May 30, 2008, 09:18:20 am
My birthday is fast approaching, so it was time to get myself a gift.

http://fabgearusa.com/giant_seaview_model_kit.html

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on May 30, 2008, 12:07:12 pm
Eastern Express 1/72 Polikarpov I-185 from The Model Shop in Hull.  The intention was to use it's engine for another project, but I might well build it OOB since the I-185 never made it to production.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on May 30, 2008, 07:34:05 pm
More stuff, some ebay, some shop-bought this afternoon;

Airfix 1/72nd F-4

Airfix 1/72nd Lysander

Matchbox 1/144th MiG-23 (thought the swing-wings might scalerama onto a 1/72 trainer, but now I've played around with it, turns out it would have to be a bloody small one: sub-Gnat....)

Smer Hi-tech 1/72nd Me262 A-1a/Avia S92 (was impressed enough with this in the box to buy it with a view to putting it aside and doing it straight when I've re-built a bit more skill. However, reading some reviews tonight, it seems it looks better than it builds, so it comes down to suck it and see, I suppose......)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on May 31, 2008, 09:06:19 am
Today the Ebay Fairy brought me a Hase 1/72 F-111E.  $23, shipping included, which  I thought was a good deal.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on May 31, 2008, 02:40:56 pm
I had that 262 kit and the fuselage just doesn't want to go together, the problem being that they retooled the Heller two seater and kept the tub.  Replace it with one from a Revell kit or alternately, try convering it to the Schnellbomber variant with the cockpit in the nose.  he rest of the kit is fine.

The builder in the review I was reading simply cut the back half of the tub off: the "ragged end" is invisible under the rear canopy deck anyway.....
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 01, 2008, 04:39:37 am
Well it's been over a year since I fed the ebsy monster, but this past week I went on a bit of a fling and picked up a bunch of kits on there at good prices. (The Stash Acquisition Act of 2008 I call it).


hmm, do you think you could get this thru the state house never mind the reps' or the senate, AD? ;)

thanks for the smile the idea has given me......  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 01, 2008, 08:35:21 am
Well it's been over a year since I fed the ebsy monster, but this past week I went on a bit of a fling and picked up a bunch of kits on there at good prices. (The Stash Acquisition Act of 2008 I call it).


hmm, do you think you could get this thru the state house never mind the reps' or the senate, AD? ;)

thanks for the smile the idea has given me......  ;D ;D ;D ;D




Covert ops, my friend, covert ops...

 ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on June 01, 2008, 09:29:48 am
Just back from the Tyneside show, nice to see everyone but it was quite, on the buying from I got the following

AMT Klingon Bird of Prey
Smer 1/72 Amiot 143
Revell 1/72 Bell 412
Hasegawa 1/48 Hughes 500 Defender
plus some 1/48 decals for the He162 and Me163
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on June 01, 2008, 10:44:34 am
Matchbox 1/72nd fest:

2 x CF-116s (F-5Bs) (various whiff ideas)
2 x Mystere IVAs (to become ersatz MiGish things)
1 x P-40 Warhawk (to provide retractable gear to the Lysander)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on June 01, 2008, 11:10:15 am
On our trip t'North, a journey that involved 3 hotels, charming people, instructions worthy of a fantasy fiction prize and a bottle of wine....and that was just Thursday afternoon!!!!!....bought just a few items...

1/72nd Trumpeter M4A1 Sherman (it'll be real, Ugandan)
1/72nd Trumpeter Mid production M4 Sherman (it'll be real, British)
1/72nd HaT Sherman M4...real again, British most likely....or.....????/
1/72nd HaT T-34/85....they're terrible but will appear as examples based in Africa.
1/35th Tamiya T-62......it'll be real, probably Algerian?
2 x Ventura 1/48th Israeli Mosquito decals......for Israeli sesquiplanes, etc..

On my return home....big boxes!!.....containing.....

2 x 1/72nd Revell Fokker E-III
3 x 1/72nd Fokker D.VII
2 x 1/72nd HaT Renault FT-17 tanks
1 x Airfix 1/72nd Defiant NF.1
1 x Airfix 1/72nd Dornier Do.17E/F....to be possibly Israeli or???
1 x Revell 1/72nd Heyford
1 x 1/48th Lindberg SE.5A
1 x 1/48th Lindberg Curtiss P-6E

I'd better start building!!! :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Geoff on June 01, 2008, 11:21:55 am
At T'Northern - Freight Dogs pale roundel decals,(? for a Tu-16)
                     Egyptian and post war Brit decals
                     A book on VTOL Yaks, lots of pics of proposed models!
                     A BTR-70 with SAM-9 battery for the RAF Regt.
                     Airfix Pucara, initial thoughts were for the Welsh Frontier Force, but
                     a chat threw up the fact that the SAAF were interested in them!
                     A shed load of Tamia rattlecans.           
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on June 01, 2008, 12:37:15 pm
I had that 262 kit and the fuselage just doesn't want to go together, the problem being that they retooled the Heller two seater and kept the tub.  Replace it with one from a Revell kit or alternately, try convering it to the Schnellbomber variant with the cockpit in the nose.  he rest of the kit is fine.

The builder in the review I was reading simply cut the back half of the tub off: the "ragged end" is invisible under the rear canopy deck anyway.....

Alternatively, just leave the tub out altogether and stick a tarpaulin over the cockpit!

Or do a factory-floor diorama, with the fitters looking at the single hole and two-place tub and the engineers sctaching their heads over the blueprints....... ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on June 01, 2008, 01:42:52 pm
just got home from the northern show after a 4 hour drive.

came way with

Airfix D0-17
Airfix Pucara
Monogram Boeing 737 100 (a steal at £10)
RVHP RC-12Q (at 50% off marked price)
RVHP C-21A Learjet (at 50% marked price)

All 1/72nd
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on June 01, 2008, 02:08:02 pm
Just back from North Show, curry and then dropping Overkiller and Pat back at thier respective homes.

Stash wise was limited:-

Freightdogs excellent Antiflash decals
Jens Brit Bits C-130J engines
Airfix Puccara
(pair of cheap Airfix 1/144 Dc-10)

Plus new Secret Projects book on Space programs

G
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on June 01, 2008, 05:39:46 pm
Ordered so probably a couple of days off, YES ANOTHER Airfix 1:72 Mossie II/VI/XVIII. Whiffed. I'm scheming a major scheme. Eyes peeled.

I'd like to say Airfix Pucara..........damned lack of Pucara.....
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 02, 2008, 06:52:30 am
from richard [SIG member but not on line]

the fuselage and other bits from a RoG repop [older version] of the lightning F6

 :cheers: richard. got plans already.

hthn

trevor
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 02, 2008, 09:42:11 am
The last batch of my recent ebay madness arrived today.  Six of the kits were from a local seller, and I had planned to pick them up, but other things got in the way, so he offered to ship all 6 for $6.  Nice change from the people who want $15 shipping to send a tiny box by regular mail!!

Anyway, today I got:

Airfix 1/48 Buccaneer

from the local seller, all sealed except for the Apache:

Airfix 1/72 Chipmunk
Emhar 1/72 MiG-3
Academy 1/72 P-47D
Tamiya 1/72 Mosquito NF.XIII
Tamiya 1/72 F4D Skyray
Monogram 1/48 AH-64

all 6 for under $20!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on June 02, 2008, 10:06:27 am
RVHP RC-12Q (at 50% off marked price)
RVHP C-21A Learjet (at 50% marked price)

All 1/72nd


Arghghgh! Who was selling RHVP kits at 50% off?  Would like their U-35 Learjet....

Anyway, I just received the Dr Pepper Resins Barak conversion for the Tamiya 1/48 F-16.  Now all I need is the kit and the decals....... (I won it in a raffle on ARC for my XF-2A model).
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on June 02, 2008, 12:45:54 pm
Arrived in the mail today from a trade with a fine gentleman on another forum, all 1/72

Monogram F-11C-2 Goshawk
-with spats! :wub:

Novo-Export Bleriot XI

both together only $6!!!
 ;D
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on June 03, 2008, 03:06:45 am
Just picked up a 1/48 Fujimi Jetranger off EB  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on June 03, 2008, 06:01:01 am
Two packages were at the post office for me yesterday, a MPM 1/72 Wellington Mk.II via Hannants and a Silver Cloud 1/48 Martin Baker MB5 via Aviation Megastore (in Holland)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 03, 2008, 07:31:47 am
Well it's been over a year since I fed the ebsy monster, but this past week I went on a bit of a fling and picked up a bunch of kits on there at good prices. (The Stash Acquisition Act of 2008 I call it).


hmm, do you think you could get this thru the state house never mind the reps' or the senate, AD? ;)

thanks for the smile the idea has given me......  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Covert ops, my friend, covert ops...
;D

indeed. that's why i gave you a C-20 captains ticket oevr in the 2008 story. ;)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jschmus on June 03, 2008, 08:15:24 am
I just acquired another tiny bit from jeffryfontaine's Stash of Doom:

Monogram 1/72 F-104C Starfighter
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on June 03, 2008, 12:19:51 pm
Arghghgh! Who was selling RHVP kits at 50% off?  Would like their U-35 Learjet....

twas Alistair from A2Zee models Nev.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Captain Canada on June 03, 2008, 12:49:32 pm
144th scale Viggen.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on June 03, 2008, 01:47:30 pm
Silver Cloud 1/48 Martin Baker MB5 via Aviation Megastore (in Holland)

Brave man. I got one of those when it was first released, and gave up on it 5 years later.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on June 03, 2008, 01:58:59 pm
I don't usually do 1/48 Martin, I've got about six IIRC out of about 900 in the stash but because I received the 1/48 Spitfire Mk.XVI when I signed on to the Airfix Club and then recently got the Eduard 1/48 Spitfire Mk.22/24 (also Airfix) to go with it I decided to find some others that I really like in 1/48 to go with them.  Then I spotted this MB5, which is one of my all time favorite aircraft along with late model Spits & DH Hornets and had read that the Silver Cloud was an accurate copy of the MB5.  After opening the box I was really surprised at the amount of flash that literary covers all the pieces and realize I've got my work cut out to get this to look good and it has changed my mind about trying to find a Silver Cloud Spiteful to go with it.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: McGreig on June 04, 2008, 05:55:36 am
From eBay:

1/75 Heller Couzinet-70 "Arc-En-Ciel" - to become a Spanish Republican bomber

2 x 1/72 Matchbox Fairey Seafox - one to donate its engine to another project, one to be a Soviet lend-lease aircraft

1/72 Wings vacform Yokosuka R2Y1 - partly inspired by Martin's weekend build and partly by a desire to do something different - I've only ever built two vacforms, both more than 15 years ago. Will probably be converted to the proposed R2Y2 jet.

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on June 04, 2008, 05:37:55 pm
From ebay, all Airfix 1/72nd:

Boomerang, possibly to donate it's wing & wheels and/or it's engine to the Super Lysander

Seahawk, for the Bombhawk project

Zero. No idea: made up the job lot!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on June 04, 2008, 08:58:23 pm
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/kitbox.jpg)
 ;D My FOURTH 1:72 Mossie (and sixth or so Mossie of any scale) in as many weeks. Go figure.



Mmmmmmmmmm.....I don't remember seeing a kit that looked SO good in the box. I'd love to know why Airfix never did the bomber version with a separate nose - MB have certainly got it right here. And the lovely gent I got this off - for £5! - also included another sprue of clear parts. Awesome!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 05, 2008, 03:42:48 am
Xtrakit Sea Vixen arrived yesterday - looks very good in the box
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on June 05, 2008, 10:01:27 am
Bought myself a 1/48 revell Arado 234 today, bit of therapy, had a bad day.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on June 05, 2008, 11:55:36 am
Sounds like good therapy there Airc. I hope you have a blast building it and I hope you'll post pics for us. It's always a treat to see your work!
 :cheers:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 06, 2008, 01:11:55 am
Bought myself a 1/48 revell Arado 234 today, bit of therapy, had a bad day.

i agree aircav. may do some me'self later.   -_-
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mike Wren on June 06, 2008, 05:13:07 am
have been very good lately & not bought anything for a while... until today...

A-Model Yak-130, probably to be a BAe/Yak co-operation to replace the Hawk, RAF gloss black
and a couple of Revell Heyfords, to become 4 engined development
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on June 06, 2008, 05:24:53 am
A scrap (fuselage badly built up) Airfix MiG-21F arrived yesterday off ebay. I only wanted the wings and the canopy so that's okay. Could have done with the u/c too, but the main gear legs were missing, although in all fairness, it did have half a WWII tip float in it............... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on June 06, 2008, 08:47:26 am
Sounds like good therapy there Airc. I hope you have a blast building it and I hope you'll post pics for us. It's always a treat to see your work!
 :cheers:
Brian da Basher

Praise indeed from someone with your skills, thanks  :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on June 06, 2008, 11:14:44 am
More therapy time:

1/35th Italeri M4A1 Sherman.
1/35th Italeri Puma armoured car......to be whiffed as an Israeli version.

I must be getting serious....I've put out a "request" to some armour guys I know for some decent Sherman tracks (rubber band type) for a VVS suspension type. AND I've ordered a metal gun barrel with that blobby thing on the end. The Sherman will be Ugandan and real.

Also bought some Games Workshop (1/48th-ish) Demonnettes....cool....they'll make a nice variation crewing the 1/48th tanks I'm acquiring for the various "Zombie" divisions I have planned :tank:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on June 06, 2008, 11:57:02 am
Have you seen the Necrons Terry, now they are cool, but not as cool as the Orks or Space Marines  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 07, 2008, 01:27:24 am
Have you seen the Necrons Terry, now they are cool, but not as cool as the Orks or Space Marines  :thumbsup:

You and your "Space Marines" - it even involves your bedtime reading ! ;D

If you want some interesting Gothic Females - Vampirete's etc then look at "Copplestone Castings"
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 07, 2008, 01:30:45 am
1/72 Airfix Do 17E/F - been waiting for this, will be real

1/72 Accademy Il2 Stormovik. This is the Accurate Miniatures tooling that wasn't releases - or so I'm told. Again probably real.

Plus re-stocked on paint-brushes and various Humbrol items that may fall foul of EU Chemical regs.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: The Rat on June 07, 2008, 05:04:32 am
Snagged yet another Revell Convair Tradewind, that's 5 in the stash now with plans for all. In fact I have more plans than I have kits, so I'm still prowling.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Geoff on June 07, 2008, 08:37:15 am
Have you seen the Necrons Terry, now they are cool, but not as cool as the Orks or Space Marines  :thumbsup:

You and your "Space Marines" - it even involves your bedtime reading ! ;D

If you want some interesting Gothic Females - Vampirete's etc then look at "Copplestone Castings"

Just looked at Copplestone Castings Their "BAck of Beyond" Central Asian War 1918 - 1926 is a whole Alt. history in it's own right!!!!!!!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on June 07, 2008, 10:26:35 am
I'll check on Coplestone Castings, thanks.

Meanwhile, some tiny diecasts in a sale:

3 x 1/76th Minis...Red, Blue and Green
1/76th bulldog Morris Van, that'll look super painted green and with ambulance markings, WW1


 :tank: :tank: :tank:

the Minis will ge great alongside some Dakotas, Dragon Rapides, anything from the '60s. :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on June 07, 2008, 11:21:44 am
Copplestone Castings :thumbsup:

PENGUINS, I say, PENGUINS :drink:

PENGUINS, PENGUINS, PENGUINS :tank: :tank: :tank: :tank: :tank:

PENGUINS :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: The Rat on June 07, 2008, 11:26:01 am
Somebody say Space Marines? Here's a Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcgOgTGUASc) bit my 12 year-old son Derek did a while ago.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on June 07, 2008, 06:18:38 pm
Just to go On Topic for a sec  :huh: the other day my long-awaited Tamiya 1:48 Mosquito arrived. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm  :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on June 08, 2008, 05:35:12 am
Copplestone Castings :thumbsup:

PENGUINS, I say, PENGUINS :drink:

PENGUINS, PENGUINS, PENGUINS :tank: :tank: :tank: :tank: :tank:

PENGUINS :thumbsup:

Penguins be buggered, check out the WWI pilot figures.....  :wub: :wub: :wub:


Winging their way to me from evilbay:

Airfix 1/72nd Javelin (for conversion to Avro Avenger)

Heller 1/72nd Starfighter (generally useful since it has alternate single and two-seat front ends, and it was half the price of the equally battered and 2nd hand one in a local shop......)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on June 08, 2008, 01:00:31 pm
From the airshow:

1/72:

Academy T6G Texan

Academy Fiesler Fi-156 Storch

Matchbox Dassault Mirage (Not on box: Mirage III, contains 2 sets of decals)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 08, 2008, 06:05:11 pm
Just back from a very quick trip to  England.  Limited luggage space meant not much model shopping this trip, but I did pick up a nice little Revell 1/7 Hunter FGA.9.  The stash has felt empty for the past few months with no RoG Hunters, and I have yet to see an FGA.9 on the Colonial Shores, so this was a nice one to find.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 09, 2008, 01:34:55 am
Also picked up a Airfix Defoant.

Mine will be a light bomber/dive bomber ? Read that the initial design had provision for internal bomb bays in the outer wing panels and wing mounted guns. So drop the turret and add some dive brakes and the BEF have some decent support ?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 09, 2008, 02:17:23 am
Bought myself a 1/48 revell Arado 234 today, bit of therapy, had a bad day.

i agree aircav. may do some me'self later.   -_-

hmm, from joto hobbies in rugby.....  ;D

dragon arado 4 engined luftwaffe night fighter [thinking RAuxAF late 1940's nightfighter.....  :wacko:]
italeri F-5B [undecided]

some tamiya flat white and two tins of humbrol #92 matt iron gray [app. RLM02 grau that i recall] also

and from antics a tin of RoG satin white enamel.

trevor
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on June 09, 2008, 04:43:31 am
From HMW on Saturday

1 Modelcraft Avro Shackleton (Same old frog kit showings its age, but at least the decals are decent)
1 Revell Airbus A319 (Nope not getting into 1/144 Airliners just the spare engines will do as a starter for a 2nd pair of P139 engines)

Also collected from the post office was a pair of Xtrakit Sea Vixen FAW2. Its OK but could have been better for the price !

G
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on June 09, 2008, 05:53:25 am
Arriving all the way from HLJ a Finemolds Starwars Y-Wing, cracking kit and it looks nothing like Y-fronts  ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 09, 2008, 08:27:02 am
Steve-  I picked the Hunter up at Windsock on Saturday.  I asked the guy working to tell you I came by.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on June 09, 2008, 11:00:12 am
Hi Nick
I'm sorry I missed you, hope you like the Hunter
All the best
Steve
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on June 09, 2008, 01:25:45 pm
Airfix 1/72 Fairey Fulmar, from Just Kits in Hull.

Bought it for the type C roundels which I've already used on another kit, very strange to apply but mostly went on okay.  Kit's definatey not Airfix stock, has no location pins but otherwise doesn't seem short run, no flash & the parts seem to fit reasonably after the quickest of fit checks.  It seems to be a re-boxing of the SMER/Vista kit.  Not quite sure what to do with it....
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on June 09, 2008, 01:52:59 pm
It seems to be a re-boxing of the SMER/Vista kit.  Not quite sure what to do with it....

yep your right on that front. its the old Vista/Smer kit
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on June 09, 2008, 02:33:46 pm
Thanks for confirming that Martin, it's been a source of some confusion in my LHS.  I didn't know about that kit, but it looked similar in quality to the SMER Curtiss Seahawk I've got in the stash.  A quick look for a SMER Fulmar brought it up & sprue shots looked pretty much identical.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 10, 2008, 01:22:14 am
Airfix 1/72 Fairey Fulmar, from Just Kits in Hull.

Bought it for the type C roundels which I've already used on another kit, very strange to apply but mostly went on okay.  Kit's definatey not Airfix stock, has no location pins but otherwise doesn't seem short run, no flash & the parts seem to fit reasonably after the quickest of fit checks.  It seems to be a re-boxing of the SMER/Vista kit.  Not quite sure what to do with it....

hmm, i'll think of something for it mossie. how about building it for an alternate 1940 invasion of GB scenario? as a airborne gas sprayer a/c or a R/C
[think queen bee.... from mid 1930's] and explosive filled missile.

hth,

trevor
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on June 10, 2008, 01:42:10 am
Postie brought a little something from those lovely folk at Anigrand:

1/72 Mirage 4000 :wub:

 :cheers:

Duncan

Noice!  :wub:  Whats the plan for it?

My (still unfinished :banghead:) one is here

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,7193.0/highlight,4000.html
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on June 10, 2008, 02:17:10 am
3 x multi-pose star Wars "Snow Troopers" (around 80mm??).
I've started one by posing the moving parts how I want it and dribbling white glue into the gaps. Then it'll be sprayed white and carefully painted/weathered accordingly. :thumbsup:

The other two will be something Germanic.
£6 each from Wilkos, Woollies etc.. :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 10, 2008, 02:35:09 am
Also collected from the post office was a pair of Xtrakit Sea Vixen FAW2. Its OK but could have been better for the price !

G

I found the lack of misiles very disapointing  >:(
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 10, 2008, 10:06:46 am
I picked up my last little bit of ebay madness from the PO today.  For $22 I got:

Testors (DML) 1/200 C-141 Starlifter with a pair of Hummers
Testors (Italeri) 1/72 OA-4M
Testors (Italeri) 1/72 T-45A.  I've wanted one of these for ages, now I've picked up two in a few weeks.
Testors (Italeri) 1/72 EB-66 Destroyer
Testors 1/48 U-2C with ground cradle

All are unopened.  This will probably be the end of my acquisitions for a while (unless I see a really good deal or something I reallllly want  ;D ) since I've gone a bit crazy and picked up something like 40 kits over the past couple of months.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on June 10, 2008, 10:15:15 am
2 x Revell "Easykit pocket" X-wings from LHS

Then:
1/72nd Trumpeter:
M4A1(76) Sherman
M4A3E8(T66 track) Sherman
M4A3E8(T80 track) Sherman x 2
Russian IS-3M

Academy 1/48th T-72....definitely to be a Zombie tank. :lol:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on June 10, 2008, 10:28:49 am
1 Revell easy kit X-wing, not actually all that impressed with the kit, and a bottle of maskol.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on June 10, 2008, 05:43:40 pm
While in Calgary today, I got a 1/72 Arii Beechcraft Bonanza, a 1/72 Airfix AC-130H and a 1/72 RoG Atlantic
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitbasher on June 11, 2008, 01:06:15 am
In the last 6 weeks......
Airfix Pucara (real world)
Airfix Defiant (I really don't know why, this must be my fourth or fifth over the years!  Yes I do know why reallly - Boulton-Paul Dolphin as mentioned in my Skua III backstory.  Staying with a Merlin but nose job definately on the cards)
Maquette Fairey FD2 (whiff fighter inspired by Tony Buttler and Air Ministry Spec F.115T)
Revell (ex Matchbox) Swordfish (real world)
Airfix Nimrod (real world)
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 11, 2008, 01:26:47 am
From A2zee Models (Great service)

1/72 scale AZmodels Gloster Gauntlet MkII and Hawker Hind MkI

Plus a bottle of Gator Glue that the mags were raving about
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on June 11, 2008, 03:02:18 am
Blimey  - everyone's doing Defiants: it's practically a group build....... ;D

Got the Airfix Javelin last night - interesting.

Only two Firestreaks - why?  :huh:

Outer wing panels molded separately - good (makes it easier to blend the Avro Avenger's wing-mounted fins convincingly)

Nose cone molded in one piece with fuselage: not sure if that's good or bad to be honest.... (wouldn't like it if I was building it up as standard...)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on June 11, 2008, 05:00:51 am
Don't believe what I've just seen on ebay - I bid £5.00 on an Airfix Whirlwind and didn't get it: know what it sold for: £17.50.....  :blink: :blink: :blink: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on June 11, 2008, 06:10:54 am
Don't believe what I've just seen on ebay - I bid £5.00 on an Airfix Whirlwind and didn't get it: know what it sold for: £17.50.....  :blink: :blink: :blink: :rolleyes:

Weaver, you'll be glad that you didn't get it, Bilek have just released a reboxed Airfix Whirlwind for, yep, you guessed it, £5!  Poor sod who's paying £17.50 for it!
http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/?FULL=BK917 (http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/?FULL=BK917)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on June 11, 2008, 07:13:08 am
Don't believe what I've just seen on ebay - I bid £5.00 on an Airfix Whirlwind and didn't get it: know what it sold for: £17.50.....  :blink: :blink: :blink: :rolleyes:

Weaver, you'll be glad that you didn't get it, Bilek have just released a reboxed Airfix Whirlwind for, yep, you guessed it, £5!  Poor sod who's paying £17.50 for it!
http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/?FULL=BK917 (http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/?FULL=BK917)

Ooh - it's in stock now is it? I picked up on the fact that it was on the way....
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on June 11, 2008, 10:52:24 am
Trumpeter 1/35th Type 59D with reactive armour....something African
HobbyBoss 1/48th M4A3E8...Zombie armour
Academy 1/48th T-72...the Academy kits are crude, crap, fun and ideal for Zombie tanks. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on June 11, 2008, 06:55:15 pm
Arrived today from the Bay of Evil:

Heller 1/72nd Starfighter
Airfix 1/72nd EE Lightning
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 11, 2008, 08:10:49 pm
I dont usually post here till I take delivery, but I'm excited about ordering my first resin kit, so I'll post it early!

From the lovely folks at Hannants, just ordered:

Pro Resin/Olimp Folland Gnat F.1-naturally it will end up flying CAS for an RAF CSAR mission in Vietnam armed with Matra pods.   ;D

To make up the 30 quid for overseas orders I also got:

Airwaves 1/48 Bucc wingfold set
Xtradecal RAF roundels/stencils
Modeldecal black UK serials sheet with all the RN, RAF, Army, RM wording
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on June 12, 2008, 01:32:21 am
Bought a Matchbox Mirage III at the Airshow last Sunday. The cost was 80 kr, but the seller said he had just heard that it was worth 180 kr. Is this true? :unsure: It certainly doesnt look like its worth that much...


Yesterday i got myself the 1/72 Heller Fouga Magister and Italeri TB-58 "Boomerang/Hustler"
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on June 12, 2008, 04:15:03 am
1/72 Mirage III kits are suprisingly hard to come by, but since you can get hold of the AML kit with resin parts for £13/120Kr I'd say he was pulling your p!sser.  80Kr/£8.50 seems about right considering the Matchbox & Heller kits have not been around for some time.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on June 12, 2008, 06:35:24 am
Part of it might be because the Matchbox kit makes a IIIB two-seater. That's not common, though I wouldn't be surprised if Heller didn't do a IIIB too.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on June 12, 2008, 07:06:17 am
Got one of those Matchbox two seaters, it builds up fairly nicely IIRC, it was a few years ago I did it though.  I did add some goodies to it from the Heller Weapons Set.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on June 12, 2008, 09:59:34 am
Nice little kit the Heller Fouga Magister  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: GTX on June 12, 2008, 12:58:54 pm
Purchased on Ebay:

1/600 Airfix HMS Victorious

Will be Wiffed up as a South African aircraft carrier, the SANV Simon Van Der Stel....

 :cheers:

Duncan

Can't wait to see it!

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on June 12, 2008, 11:58:35 pm
Part of it might be because the Matchbox kit makes a IIIB two-seater. That's not common, though I wouldn't be surprised if Heller didn't do a IIIB too.

Actually it doesnt. Its just a single seater :unsure: Heres the box:

(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e123/B777LR/Mirage002.jpg)

On a second note, the seller did seem like a collector (the type that collects rare kits, but not for building)...

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 13, 2008, 01:55:10 am
arrived at 0815hrs this morning and thanks to the RM postie in cov' who delivered it!  :thumbsup:

1/96 glencoe models vickers viscount

cheers to my friend baz, the e-bay experten

model is for a hush=hush  project for crimbo 2008
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on June 13, 2008, 04:25:47 am
Part of it might be because the Matchbox kit makes a IIIB two-seater. That's not common, though I wouldn't be surprised if Heller didn't do a IIIB too.

Actually it doesnt. Its just a single seater :unsure: Heres the box:...

My apologies: I was thinking of this one:

(http://i11.ebayimg.com/01/i/000/f5/e8/35eb_1.JPG)


I thought it had alternate noses, but apparently not. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on June 13, 2008, 07:25:52 am
arrived at 0815hrs this morning and thanks to the RM postie in cov' who delivered it!  :thumbsup:

1/96 glencoe models vickers viscount

cheers to my friend baz, the e-bay experten

model is for a hush=hush  project for crimbo 2008

I don't want to party-poop Trevor, but yesterday on the Aviation Megastore' weekly NewsLetter I saw they have 'in stock' the 1/72 scale Mach II kit of the Viscount, that's the one that I'll be after even though I have a 1/72 Rug Rats Resins one to build.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 13, 2008, 07:23:44 pm
The fine folks at the US Postal Service brought me my first Hobby Boss kit today, a 1/72 A-7A.  I got it from Spaced Marine on ARC for under $15, shipping included.  (He's got quite a few kits for sale, and was great to work with.)

The level of detail is incredible.  The fuselage halves had been removed from the trees and dry fitting shows that the fit is good, but not flawless like some Hase and Tamiya kits. 
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Maverick on June 13, 2008, 10:25:34 pm
I finally got a couple of kits delivered via evilBay, namely Zvezda's Russian SF Fire Support team & German Sturmpionieres.

The Sturmpioniere kit is brilliant.  With five of the six troops supplied, the option is there to either use arms with hands that have grips, handles etc already moulded on or to use alternate arms with bare hands & separate items of kit.  One of the great disappointments to me of their Vympel counter-terrorist set was that each weapon had a hand or sometime both moulded into it.  This kit totally rectifies this issue, giving the modeller a choice which is a really nice touch.

Regards,

Mav
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 14, 2008, 01:47:53 am
arrived at 0815hrs this morning and thanks to the RM postie in cov' who delivered it!  :thumbsup:

1/96 glencoe models vickers viscount

model is for a hush=hush  project for crimbo 2008

I don't want to party-poop Trevor, but yesterday on the Aviation Megastore' weekly NewsLetter I saw they have 'in stock' the 1/72 scale Mach II kit of the Viscount, that's the one that I'll be after even though I have a 1/72 Rug Rats Resins one to build.

hmm, the glencoe one was closest to hand this time.

never mind!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on June 14, 2008, 03:04:42 am
Just back after a couple of weeks in the sun to find Id won another Hasegawa Skyhawk (the M this time) I have the whole lot now.
Also was sent a free a mint Tamiya A-10 with all those weapons....my lucky day me thinks. :lol: :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on June 14, 2008, 01:27:27 pm
Good news: the dirt cheap Airfix Me-262 I ordered off ebay arrived, eager to donate it's canopy to the cause of Bf-109 vision improvement.

Bad news: the Airfix canopy is so different to the Smer one that gave me the idea that it's unuseable.... :angry: So I'll be keeping my eyes open for a cheap (non-Hi-Tech) Smer one, or possibly buying an aftermarket one for the Smer kit.....

Silver lining: never having had an Airfix 262 before, I was pleased to discover that the slanted bit of the engine pods that mates up with the swept leading edge is molding onto the wing, rather than the pod, thus giving the pods a straight mating surface that would match up with anything. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: pyro-manic on June 14, 2008, 01:31:58 pm
A Ju 88 and He 219 in 1:72, both free(!!) from Aircav ( :cheers: ). The 219 dates from 1973 according to the instructions, making it substantially older than me! :blink: Not sure what I'm going to do with them yet, but they'll come in useful for something.

I fancy one of those Xtrakit Sea Vixens, and I may also get a couple of Valom kits as well - the Fisher P-75 and the Boeing XF8B-1 both look rather cool. I want a British Phantom as well. Plus I need some paint. Now I just need some money... :blink:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on June 14, 2008, 05:16:52 pm
Went to Doncaster Aeroventure on Friday - Isaac had tremendous fun playing in all the cockpits, endless trips to Africa in the Westland Scout  :thumbsup: - and as a Fathers Day present was allowed to get a Hasegawa 1/48 F-1 with decals for the 3 Squadron retirement scheme  :ph34r:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jschmus on June 14, 2008, 07:04:16 pm
My new stepmother came by today with Dad for a visit.  She likes to peruse garage sales and thrift stores, and she found the following for me:

Glencoe Models 1/48 US Coast Guard Rescue Boat

As an added bonus, the box also contained most of a Matchbox Bf-109 (not sure of the model).  It's missing a canopy and decals, but it looks ripe for a kitbash of some sort.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Geoff on June 15, 2008, 03:46:41 am
Which model shop was that Duncan?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on June 15, 2008, 06:46:56 am
And i bet i know how u and geoff replied LOL
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on June 15, 2008, 08:09:35 am
And i bet i know how u and geoff replied LOL

And you would be right....

Mrs Falcon actually spotted the shop last weekend and let Falcon loose in the place (which was very nice of her :thumbsup:).

Took Duncan over and found said tooms and plenty of other attractionsto empty the wallet.

Came out with two of the Tooms, a Heller E-3F and had my arm twisted very loosely to add another Nimrod to the stash :banghead:

Well worth a visit and as it has a stream railway and a bronte style high street on the other side of the hill itwell worth a visit

G
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 15, 2008, 08:32:25 am
I seem to remember passing that place a few years ago, but it was closed.  Looked like a nice little shop.

Anyhoo, for Father's Day I got a couple of models;  :party:

1/48 Revellogram F-101 (Monogram at it's best from the looks of it!)
1/72 Hasegawa Mossie FB.VI 'Asian Theater' (nice little kit, and more SEAC roundels that may be handy for the Profiles GB)
1/200 Hasegawa MD-90 (to be one of two bought on the used market at a good price as RAF Queens Flight/32Sqn executive transports)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on June 15, 2008, 11:54:57 am
Anyhoo, for Father's Day I got a couple of models;  :party:

1/200 Hasegawa MD-90 (to be one of two bought on the used market at a good price as RAF Queens Flight/32Sqn executive transports)

Lucky sod, im not old enough to receive gifts on Fathers Day yet... :thumbsup:

Is this the kit that contains 2 planes? -_-

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 15, 2008, 11:57:52 am
Anyhoo, for Father's Day I got a couple of models;  :party:

1/200 Hasegawa MD-90 (to be one of two bought on the used market at a good price as RAF Queens Flight/32Sqn executive transports)

Lucky sod, im not old enough to receive gifts on Fathers Day yet... :thumbsup:

Is this the kit that contains 2 planes? -_-

 :cheers:

No, afraid not, just a single kit.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on June 15, 2008, 11:51:30 pm
Testors 1:48 Ryan PT-20/STM  :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: (to be whiffed as my own, personal Ryan STA)
Tamiya 1:48 FW-190D-9. I DONT CARE if its not got the right shell chutes or canopy or rudder pedals for a D-9, I wanted a big Dora and I've got one! End of story!!!!!!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on June 15, 2008, 11:52:52 pm
Packed full of gems, loads of old Matchbox and Airfix goodies.

The visit to the shop was then followed by the best fish and chips I've had in ages from a local chippie  :thumbsup:
I.
Want.
To.
Go.

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: I demand pics!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on June 16, 2008, 12:56:50 am
Packed full of gems, loads of old Matchbox and Airfix goodies.

The visit to the shop was then followed by the best fish and chips I've had in ages from a local chippie  :thumbsup:
I.
Want.
To.
Go.

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: I demand pics!

You.
Need.
To.
Visit.
Europe!

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: 
and see a proper airshow with proper jet fighters (and that not including Hawker Hunters/DH Vampires)  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 16, 2008, 01:41:43 am

1/200 Hasegawa MD-90 (to be one of two bought on the used market at a good price as RAF Queens Flight/32Sqn executive transports)

hmm, AD that is a good idea! gives me an idea for a PAG HS-125 [matchbox] rather than a PAG jetstar.

still have to dash, things to do and hope you enjoyed your trip to the motherland! :) coming over again?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on June 16, 2008, 03:08:17 am
A couple of Jordi Rubio 1/35th aluminium gun barrels:

75mm L/70 from a Panther, probably for an Israeli M41 Walker Bulldog
76mm gun from a Sherman...to replace the Italeri M4A1 kit item for a real Ugandan tank :thumbsup:

1/35th Bison Israeli AFV decals :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 16, 2008, 06:03:04 am

1/200 Hasegawa MD-90 (to be one of two bought on the used market at a good price as RAF Queens Flight/32Sqn executive transports)


still have to dash, things to do and hope you enjoyed your trip to the motherland! :) coming over again?

Hoping for a few days at the end of July.  We have a relative who now lives on the sea front in Sunderland, so I'm hoping to get over for the airshow.  July is a really quiet month at work, so I'm hoping we can get over for 4-5 days.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on June 16, 2008, 07:51:58 am
I got an Airfix Harrier GR.5 from Aircav today. 1/72 as usual.

Thanks Aircav :thumbsup: Will be a Luftwaffe/West German machine :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on June 16, 2008, 09:36:58 am
I got a A Model Aero 45 (http://www.alanger.us/default.asp?go=4&id=7199) and a Yak-17 UTI (http://www.alanger.us/default.asp?go=4&id=7212).

I want to Whif the Aero 45 - Maybe as a light ground attack/FO airplane or as a recon plane - a cheap version of the Dinah.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on June 16, 2008, 09:54:27 am
I got an Airfix Harrier GR.5 from Aircav today. 1/72 as usual.

Thanks Aircav :thumbsup: Will be a Luftwaffe/West German machine :wub:
Well that didn't take long to get there, Post office has excelled itself for once.
All the best
Steve
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on June 16, 2008, 12:27:19 pm
Arrived today courtesy of that fine gentleman and fellow whiffer upnorth:

1 1/72 RoG Sopwith Triplane re-release

I finally got one! A bubble canopy and spats and possibly a new engine are in its future.

Oh, and the "s" word, too... :wub:

Thanks a million, Kevan!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: pyro-manic on June 16, 2008, 02:28:13 pm
I got an Airfix Harrier GR.5 from Aircav today. 1/72 as usual.

Thanks Aircav :thumbsup: Will be a Luftwaffe/West German machine :wub:
Well that didn't take long to get there, Post office has excelled itself for once.
All the best
Steve

Mine turned up the next day as well. Impressive speed for once. Shame that ParcelFarce have charged me £13.50 for the pleasure of paying £9.31 VAT on an order from Hobbylink Japan. :banghead:

Thanks again Aircav - you're a gent. :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on June 16, 2008, 02:32:51 pm
Thats odd about HLJ, I've had quite a few things off them with no problems.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Geoff on June 16, 2008, 02:56:35 pm
The only bill I got was when the value went over £18;then the sods bill you for paying the import tax of £3 so it cost about £8!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: pyro-manic on June 16, 2008, 03:01:47 pm
My order was about £30, plus another £20-odd for the express shipping (was supposed to be for a birthday present, which of course was completely messed up).I think it's because I went for the EMS shipping. The package got from Tokyo to Coventry in less than 24 hours, then spent a week sat in Coventry doing nothing, apparently waiting for a customs inspection. And then they decide to charge me for the delay (well, they say it's a "handling fee" because they paid the VAT for me and then billed me for it). :rolleyes: It's not HLJ's or Japan Post's fault at all. Bloody Parcelforce. Useless bunch of thieves... :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jschmus on June 16, 2008, 10:44:46 pm
Craigslist score!!!

Airfix 1/72 F-14 Tomcat (only $10)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on June 17, 2008, 01:35:39 am
I've had stuff from HLJ for well over 30 quid and never been charged any extra EMS or Standard rate (which only took two weeks), wonder if it depends on where it enters the country.
Are you paying with Paypal or credit card ?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 17, 2008, 01:41:24 am
My local Post Office collection point stuck the notice up about charging £13.50 for handling the VAT for you a couple of weeks ago - as for getting charged VAT it's down to luck. I've not yet been charged on anything I've brought in from Anigrand but it will happen eventually.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on June 17, 2008, 01:48:17 am
Arrived on Friday, a small but sturdy box from those awfully nice folks in Lowestoft, containing two (count them) Airfix 1:72 Pucara's......

YES they will be Whiffed

NO I'm not giving any hints

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on June 17, 2008, 03:42:05 am
Found this on Taxes for overseas post
http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageTravel_ShowContent&id=HMCE_CL_000014&propertyType=document#P24_1088
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: TsrJoe on June 17, 2008, 07:44:28 am
just recieved a 1/24 DHC. Beaver (i only need the floats tho, anyone for an AAC. Beaver in big scale?), a 1/72 Gauntlet and Hart, oh and a 1/32 Mig 21F from evilbay

 :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on June 17, 2008, 08:40:05 am
What do you want for the Beaver Joe ?  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on June 17, 2008, 08:44:04 am
Fujimi 1/72 British Phantom FG1 reissue (892 Sqn FAA markings) ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on June 17, 2008, 08:51:57 am
Was out for a walk in Southern Lincolnshire today, so on the way home made a detour via Newark Air Museum, got some paint, and the Hasegawa 1/72 JASDF weapons set.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on June 17, 2008, 09:18:04 am
What do you want for the Beaver Joe ?  ;D

So that would be you looking for a new member statement, then....

Aircav
"Quite interested in Beavers"


Ian :lol:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on June 18, 2008, 02:36:29 am
Airfix F-5E arrived yesterday courtesy of Aircav!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on June 18, 2008, 09:42:15 am
In the post today from EB a Hobbycraft DHC-3 Otter and a Dragon Junkers Ju-188A-1 Racher, both in 1/48  ;D
Going to modify the Otter into a Turbo-prop version :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Captain Canada on June 18, 2008, 09:50:45 am
Go Stevie ! That would be pretty sweet to see, especially in 48th.

Grabbed myself an Airfix Severin lifeboat last week. Trying to figure out where to put the guns....

Also grabbed today a 144th scale Airfix SRN4 Hovie.....I wonder how many harriers you could cram into that thing ?

 :drink:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on June 18, 2008, 10:33:08 am
All I need now is a 3-view drawing  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on June 18, 2008, 12:04:15 pm
4 x 8" Dalek Bubble Baths.
Each Dalek it well detailed with revolving/removeable top....to gain access to the Bubble Bath.
The bubbly contents will be decanted to a large container for youngest daughter....she has a bath in her flat, our house has only a shower.
I'm pleased with the Daleks (good, 'cause I've NINE altogether) at £5 each with free p&p.
Each one will require careful finishing/painting, etc., and a suitable backstory/base.
First up.....German "Ambush" scheme most likely. :dalek:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Captain Canada on June 18, 2008, 02:11:48 pm
A few quick fittings reveals that two, indeed TWO Harriers can cram into the craft. But if I took out all the passenger seating......also need a takeoff area on the roof, eh ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 18, 2008, 04:42:45 pm
All the way from New Zealand, today I received an Airfix Lancester and Revell Hurricane from the Hobbit (Zac).

I'm thinking USAAF for the Lanc....
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on June 19, 2008, 02:40:41 am
Hmm.... Dutch Kon Marine Lancaster in EDSG and sky....................... ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on June 19, 2008, 05:00:49 am
Another Airfix Lightning F.3 (I appear to be cornering the market.....) and packet of inkjet decal film.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on June 19, 2008, 05:14:23 am
I got a Flightpath 1/72 Avro Lincoln conversion yesterday from Great Models Webstore where it was on sale, I'm slowly getting together the bits for my next what-if build   :wacko:  I think Tophe will like it.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on June 19, 2008, 07:38:08 am
a 1/72 Italeri AB206/UH-1F has now been added to the stash.
im still awaiting my order of 1/144 models from holland  <_<
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on June 19, 2008, 09:27:49 pm
I'm thinking USAAF for the Lanc....
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mike Wren on June 20, 2008, 05:28:20 am
a bagged (progress eh?) Bilek Su-22 Fitter 2 seater, to be finished in Great Britain People's AF markings, probably a Jaguar sqn
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 20, 2008, 09:03:02 am
Another box from the e-bay monster today (I know I said me current burst of ebaying was over, but I'm still on the lookout for a good deal!).  Anyway, for a total of $35 the monster sent me:

Academy 1/72 A-10A "Op Iraqi Freedom"
Academy 1/72 A-10A Euro One
Hase 1/72 F-4E
Italeri 1/72 F-111
Academy 1/72 F-15C
Hase 1/72 F-20 Tigershark
Revell 1/72 Mosquito B.IV (which I believe is the Hase kit).
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Geoff on June 20, 2008, 09:41:17 am
RevellG Flitzer in 1/72nd - with the idea of a Seeflitzer (from Tragerflotten)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jschmus on June 20, 2008, 10:05:55 am
From AeroplaneDriver:

AMT/Ertl 1/72 Ju-88C-4/C-6

plus a grab-bag of decals and some non-US stores.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 20, 2008, 11:06:25 am
its been a great day!

first, i have this afternoon completed my first paid shift as a supply teaching assistant at the special school
whose supply list i went on recently.  :thumbsup: after three years and three months of not working because of
mental health concerns, its nice to be back! 

;D  :wub:  :tornado:  :tornado: :wub: ;D


STA's are supply teacher's aides on the far side of the pond, btw and supply=casual=as required work

also added to the stash......

an HMS ardent ship's plaque. she was sunk in the falklands war iirc. RIP those who were lost in her.

1/32 airfix type B london bus dating from WW1 and is a 1979 issue of this kit for £10!!!!!!!
1/32 airfx multi-pose afrika korps and USMC [pacific theater] figures £6.99 per box.

and two new bottles of ginger beer.

thanks to everyone here who has been helpful and friendly in the time that i have been unwell. i am MUCH better
now and so pleased to be working again even on a casual basis. i was a lovely feeling to put the teaching
assistant's certificate i gained in january 2007 to good use _and_ i'll get paid for it too!

off to the model club now!

1/72 airfix F-111E added to stash there. RAF 100 F-111 #2 beckons!

trevor

[who is feeling very happy right now!]
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 20, 2008, 11:10:20 am
Excellent news Trevor.  Congrats!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on June 20, 2008, 11:56:38 am
Best of luck to you Trevor! It's good to hear things have turned a nioce corner for you.

Arrived today via the courtesy of Aeroplane Driver and the amazing generosity of Toolslinger, a 1/32 Williams Bros. Curtiss Sparrowhawk! This vintage kit is a real gem and I'm going to have an absolute blast building it! I only hope I can do it justice as I don't think I've ever built in such a large scale before.

Thanks again gentlemen! If there's ever anything I can do for either of you, please let me know. You have my gratitude!
:cheers:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on June 20, 2008, 12:20:55 pm
Trev, glad to hear it!  All the best mate!

Bri, how about scalorama-ing it into a 1/72 bomber or mailplane?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 20, 2008, 02:49:33 pm
Ane more addition late today in the post from JSchmus...perhaps the best value 1/72 kit available today, a RoG Hunter F.6.

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on June 20, 2008, 02:52:49 pm
Ane more addition late today in the post from JSchmus...perhaps the best value 1/72 kit available today, a RoG Hunter F.6.

Is it really that good? Tamigawa+ quality?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 20, 2008, 03:15:07 pm
In my opinion it's not just the quality, but the price.  The kit fit and detail is superb, but it can be had for $17-18 on the shop shelves here in the US and for 9 pounds in the UK.  Quality may be slightly less than the latest Tamigawa stuff, but the price is a lot less too.  To me it's just about a perfect kit.  Another that fits this bill to me is the Tamiya 1/72 F4D Skyray.  It's a superb kit and retails in the US for around $15.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: van883 on June 20, 2008, 03:20:04 pm
Congrats Trev

all the best

Van
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Geoff on June 20, 2008, 04:18:32 pm
Nice one Trev!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 21, 2008, 01:43:00 am
Trev, glad to hear it!  All the best mate!

Bri, how about scalorama-ing it into a 1/72 bomber or mailplane?

hmm, simon i have plans for the F111 now i have it, but haven't had the time to run thru the books and
find the FB-111 illustration i am looking for, oh and it i'll be an FB-111K,  :wacko:

thanks everyone else for your kind thoughts. much appreciated......  :cheers:

AD! BdB! i have plans at the initial stages for my third trip across the pond next summer. so i'm gonna fly into
ORD for the third time but anywhere i should go [by amtrak naturally] using AD!'s employers first... and what are
the details for the 2009 IPMS [usa] nationals? should i dare bring my MIANG RF-4E over and twiglets?  ;D

hthn but back later and look out for developments over in the story.....  :dalek: :wub: :dalek: :wub:

trevor
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 21, 2008, 02:53:14 am
RevellG Flitzer in 1/72nd - with the idea of a Seeflitzer (from Tragerflotten)

Saw the box art and it lays a pet theory to rest ! I couldn't remember seeing box art with a US aircraft being shot down on - probably 100's, just getting memory selective as I get older  :banghead:

Nice kit though and I'll pick one up next week
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on June 21, 2008, 05:56:39 am
Hey hey Trev!

2009 Nats are in Columbus, OH. From everything I've heard, the Columbus, OH IPMS chapter did a real bang-up job the last time they hosted and '09 should be no excepetion. Columbus is halfway between Tom and I and we've discussed having a What-If table there. I'm rarin' to go and I'd encourage you to bring whatever whiffiness you think will make the trip and want to display.

We've also discussed a "From Distant Shores" display so our brothers in whiffness worldwide can submit projects for electronic display. I'd be thrilled to be able to return the kindness extended me by the U.K. What-If SIG and their R.A.F. 100 group.

It would indeed be a treat to meet you Mr Effingham!
 :cheers:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on June 21, 2008, 07:04:10 am
yet another 2 kits added to the stash today

-1/72 Airfix Tiger Moth
-1/72 RoG Arado Ar196 A-2 floatplane  :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 22, 2008, 06:18:24 am
couple of RoG 1/72 Focke Wulf TL trager [that DH vampire cousin....] thar revell have kindly re-released at £3.99 each, buy me buy me they screamed......

one will get a merlin models vampire T11 fuselage [knew even that kit would have its uses, eventually  ;D ]
as a 'NF10' in RAuxAF markings

the other..... i fancy as a Drone [think queen bee and 1930's but sans spats] as an early ASGW from the later 1940's recessed under a halifax [well if a UFC could fit or a pantechnicon container too..... ] we'd have a halibag B10 or summat.

BdB! columbus OH is good. i've never been east of ol' missy though i do have the OH state flag....  :wacko: we'd
better have a US nationals thread nearer the time. the MIANG RF-4E will come and i think a few others. umm, say
a F-22LN  ;D perhaps.... or F-18C/Ds in ANG service....  :banghead: JMZ  :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 22, 2008, 08:43:30 am
Trev, glad to hear it!  All the best mate!

Bri, how about scalorama-ing it into a 1/72 bomber or mailplane?

hmm, simon i have plans for the F111 now i have it, but haven't had the time to run thru the books and
find the FB-111 illustration i am looking for, oh and it i'll be an FB-111K,  :wacko:

thanks everyone else for your kind thoughts. much appreciated......  :cheers:

AD! BdB! i have plans at the initial stages for my third trip across the pond next summer. so i'm gonna fly into
ORD for the third time but anywhere i should go [by amtrak naturally] using AD!'s employers first... and what are
the details for the 2009 IPMS [usa] nationals? should i dare bring my MIANG RF-4E over and twiglets?  ;D

hthn but back later and look out for developments over in the story.....  :dalek: :wub: :dalek: :wub:

trevor

Trevor,

PM me when you get your plans sorted out.  If you want to travel around the US I should be able to get you some cheap tickets (assuming the employer hasnt gone out of business due to oil prices   :banghead: ).  If you make it down south we'll plan a get together and see some air museums in the area.  If not let me know where you're going to be and maybe I can fly out and say hello.

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on June 22, 2008, 10:18:13 am
2 x Revell 1/72nd SE5As.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on June 23, 2008, 01:44:48 am
From EB
1/48 Dragon Mistel with includes a Ju-88G-1 and a Fw190F-8W
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 23, 2008, 04:45:38 am
In my opinion it's not just the quality, but the price.  The kit fit and detail is superb, but it can be had for $17-18 on the shop shelves here in the US and for 9 pounds in the UK.  Quality may be slightly less than the latest Tamigawa stuff, but the price is a lot less too.  To me it's just about a perfect kit.  Another that fits this bill to me is the Tamiya 1/72 F4D Skyray.  It's a superb kit and retails in the US for around $15.

AD! 'ow about a mid to late 1960's F-6A in ANG markings ala the F-100? or say a hunter F6 in the tan and greens
wrap around that the A-7D/K's the ANG had with in both cases a moderate load of cluster munitions and AIM-9B/D
for self defence. perhaps the F-6A could use the centerline pylon for a pave spike designator

i'll PM you when my plans are firmer. iirc there are or were two airlines that fly/flew across the pond from BHX which
is a few minutes flying time from coventry airport, but plenty of time yet...  ;D thanks for the offer of help!

trevor
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nick on June 23, 2008, 07:51:15 am
Firstly I must say CONGRATULATIONS to Trevor. Hope all went well on your first day! :party:

Went up north this weekend and took a nice detour to Haworth and Pennine Models as recommended by other members. Cracking little (and I do mean little!) shop with a truly decent and wide range of kits. Wanted to go on the steam trains too but the KWVR were only running a limited service.
While there I picked up a Trumpeter 1/72 JL-8/K-8 Karakorum which is a Chinese/Pakistani jet trainer. Looks rather like an MB326 or 339 but more clunky.
Thinking of a Third World nation scheme like Ethiopa or Chad.

Walking trip in the Lakes got washed out on Saturday night with flooded tents and no visibility so we spent Sunday window-shopping in Keswick. Came home with a nice Georgian sash with counterweights and moving panes ;D  :rolleyes:
Actually I found Lakeland Toys and Hobbies which is a proper toyshop with all manner of fun and games including a nice range of model kits. Just a note for future reference.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 23, 2008, 08:44:07 am
I've been in Lakeland Toys a few times,  not a bad selection for a shop that is more 'toy' oriented.

Just arrived via the ebay fairy;

2 x Matchbox Hawk 200 (been wanting one of these for ages!)
1 x Encore Polikarpov R-5 (to be sent to young B777)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Maverick on June 23, 2008, 11:33:25 pm
Well, a rather large package arrived via Aircav today.  My first thought.... "Esci make big AV-8 boxes"... aaaah no.

Esci AV-8B x 2... plus
Italeri AV-8B
Hasegawa AV-8A (all 72nd)

Tamiya SHAR
Tamiya Harrier GR.1 (both 48th)

To say i'm speechless would be an understatement...

Thanks again Steve.

Very Happy Mav!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 24, 2008, 01:25:53 am
Walking trip in the Lakes got washed out on Saturday night with flooded tents and no visibility so we spent Sunday window-shopping in Keswick. Came home with a nice Georgian sash with counterweights and moving panes ;D  :rolleyes:

So who's the brave young lady then Nick ?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on June 24, 2008, 06:59:46 am
Walking trip in the Lakes got washed out on Saturday night with flooded tents and no visibility so we spent Sunday window-shopping in Keswick. Came home with a nice Georgian sash with counterweights and moving panes ;D  :rolleyes:

So who's the brave young lady then Nick ?  :rolleyes:

Someone he met in little minge I suspect... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 24, 2008, 09:53:15 am
Firstly I must say CONGRATULATIONS to Trevor. Hope all went well on your first day! :party:

thanks nick! it went very well thanks.

this afternoon i had week 2 of 5 on a volunteer TA placement at a local CofE primary school, good fun and
well i enjoyed myself and gained a little more experience too. three weeks to go and its summer time!

should be out adding to the stash a bit tommorrow as i have an interview in rugby in the morning and then
one in stratford on avon on thursday. fact is i might have lunch in the green dragon pub on thursday after
the interview.....  :cheers: already got plans for the RoG catalina in 1/72 that has been re-released. i fancy
adding two say RR Dart or GE/P&W type turboprops of about 2,500 eshp instead of the piston engines.

now off to the story.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on June 24, 2008, 10:35:16 am
From Sequioaranger (Craig) - a 1/72 Victoria Products XB-42/XB-43 vacuform. It just cries out to be whiffed!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on June 24, 2008, 07:42:19 pm
Bumper harvest today - the postie must have been saving them up 'cos they were all posted on different dates....

Airfix Viggen
Heller Spitfire Mk.XVI
Academy MiG-21F-13
Airfix Pucara

So which is wildly out of scale, the Academy MiG-21 or the old Airfix one I've got? It looks like the latter's fuselage would fit inside the former's..... :huh: I got the Academy one to rob the canopy for my Avro Atom project, but it won't do because a) it's so much bigger than the Airfix one that it won't fit, and b) it's a cock up: it has a HUGE solid panel area at the rear, which almost meets the windscreen frame, and which is just plain WRONG. :banghead: Pity, 'cos the rest of it looks like a nice kit.

MAN is the Pucara BIG.... :o    And wierd: separate cockpit side consoles, seat cushions and headrests,  quite a few tiny bits on the sprues which just arn't used at all and NO weapons... :banghead: Anyone wanting to build it up straight is going to be wondering where you get a set of those little pointy bombs they carry on centreline MERs......

The Heller Spit is a pretty little thing: very delicately molded (I've always liked Heller kits). Shame it's made of black plastic though: that'll make it an arse to paint in light colours. I'm almost tempted not to whiff it......(almost  :wacko:)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 25, 2008, 08:33:38 am
hmm, good haul today and all from joto hobbies in rugby which i visited twice!  :wacko:

first haul on the way to the interview....

1/32 airfix japanese multipose figures [and these are for someone at the model club i go to]

an umbrella radish would be proud of..... the end of the handle you hold it with has a wooden green frog  on it,
which is mounted on a spring and you can twang backwards and sideways...  ;D

 :dalek: THE RED BEARD  MOMENT!  :dalek:

back at joto i treated myself to the following..... the above needed some serious styrene based retail therapy!

1/72  RoG :tornado: GR1 with weapons
1/72  fujimi flight deck crew set #1 with carrier tractor [they had three on the shelve, but one will do..... as i have two already of this set.
1/72 airfix gloster meteor F8 for £6.99 and they had been delivered while i was at the interview!    

needless to say even after this i needed a liquid lunch so in the rugby tavern on north street i'd a very nice
chilli con carne, salad and 2 pints of greene king's IPA to get over the bite of the chilli, never mind the interview!

third and final interview [for this week] is tommorrow in stratford on avon.

trevor
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on June 25, 2008, 12:02:15 pm
WOW!  I had one of these moments at work a month or so ago Trev.  It was on one of the few hot days we've had, several students were sunning themselves on the grass.  Two very pretty girls where lying front down with their feet to me, & one was wearing a short skirt.  She was wearing knickers, but it didn't leave much to the imagination!

Revell 1/72 Horten Go 229, along with some C type roundels, both from Hannants.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on June 25, 2008, 02:15:53 pm
Pick up some oldies from one of my favorite second hand webstores,

Frog 1/72 EE Canberra PR.7 -- ( not sure what makes it a PR.7 except for the decals - very basic)

Matchbox 1/72 Dauphin 2 SA 365N

Italeri 1/72 A-129 Mangusta  (been after one of these for a while)

Arii 1/72 Bede 5 & Bede Micro Jet (two separate complete kits) (but guess what, on opening the box I find there's -- four complete kits and the box was in it's original sealed wrapper   :o  )

Robert
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Scooterman on June 25, 2008, 06:16:03 pm
1/48 MPM Best Choice JAS-39D Gripen.  Italeri kit with all kinds of resin, PE, white metal, vac canopy and killer decals.  Will be real world SAAF.  Would like another for WHIF but at $70 US, only one for Scooterman. 

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 25, 2008, 07:51:44 pm
hmm, good haul today and all from joto hobbies in rugby which i visited twice!  :wacko:

first haul on the way to the interview....

1/32 airfix japanese multipose figures [and these are for someone at the model club i go to]

an umbrella radish would be proud of..... the end of the handle you hold it with has a wooden green frog  on it,
which is mounted on a spring and you can twang backwards and sideways...  ;D

[  :dalek: during the interview  :dalek:]

 :dalek: [there was VERY NEARLY  a sharon stone moment and really as it was the headteacher i truly didn't want to look.....  :dalek:
I DON'T NEED TO SAY if you have seen 'fatal attraction' you will know where to use the freeze frame  :dalek:  
]


back at joto i treated myself to the following..... the above needed some serious styrene based retail therapy!

1/72  RoG :tornado: GR1 with weapons
1/72  fujimi flight deck crew set #1 with carrier tractor [they had three on the shelve, but one will do..... as i have two already of this set.
1/72 airfix gloster meteor F8 for £6.99 and they had been delivered while i was at the interview!    

needless to say even after this i needed a liquid lunch so in the rugby tavern on north street i'd a very nice
chilli con carne, salad and 2 pints of greene king's IPA to get over the bite of the chilli, never mind the interview!

third and final interview [for this week] is tommorrow in stratford on avon.

trevor

Don't you mean "Basic Instinct"?  "Fatal Attraction" is what happens if you pay too much attention during the Basic Instinct moment.  ;D

As for your haul...quite a good day I'd say.  That RoG Tornado is a superb little kit with excellent weapons. 


My own additions today were waiting when I got home from work.  All from the eBay fairy:

1/72 Italeri (Esci) Sea Harrier
1/72 Fujimi A-4E/F Top Gun/RAN markings
1/72 Eduard L-39

The A-4 and L-39 were from the same seller, both for under $10.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on June 25, 2008, 08:40:14 pm
Arii 1/72 Bede 5 & Bede Micro Jet (two separate complete kits) (but guess what, on opening the box I find there's -- four complete kits and the box was in it's original sealed wrapper   :o  )
Good deal that, huh? Apparently the four kit boxing is hard to come by! Any chance you'd be willing to let two go?  :thumbsup:

Arrived today:

Hasegawa 1:48 A6M2 Type 11 Zero. To be done RW as the "Blayd Zero" which is a type 21.

Off to the local courier office - diff company! - for another bumper 1:48 haul soon.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Daryl J. on June 25, 2008, 09:17:43 pm
A very pleasant surprise showed up with a light knock on the door this afternoon:   Airfix 1/48 Canberra and a 1/48 Aeroclub Spitfire Mk.IX correction fuselage.




Daryl J.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on June 25, 2008, 11:24:32 pm
Alrighty!!!!

Italeri 1:48 T-6G
Airfix 1:72 Lysander
Academy 1:48 Hughes 500D
ICM 1:48 Spitfire VIII
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mike Wren on June 26, 2008, 07:38:32 am
Airfix Meteor F8 (looks like the Xtrakit one, without resin) & Hobbyboss F-86F Sabre, markings to be swapped to give a Luftwaffe Meteor & Belgian F-86...
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on June 26, 2008, 08:13:49 am
This is the second reference I've read to the Airfix Meteor Mk.8 and I was really puzzled as I hadn't seen one before, so I went onto the Airfix website and low and behold --- there it is  :o  Cheap too  :o  I think I will have to get a couple as I have the MPM Mk.9 version of this kit ( I can get two Airfix kits for the same price as one MPM kit  :o )
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 26, 2008, 09:15:27 am
indeedy another good day and more fallout from yesterday....

AD! perhaps i should just've said sharon stone moment  ;D ;D ;D ;D never mind at least i got the right actress.

another thing i did was to send £17 via the special delivery service of RM to a certain address south of lincoln
for an advance purchase ticket for either day 5 or 6/07/2008. using track and trace. it was delivered from the
RM lincoln delivery office this morning! the PO within was made payable to and crossed... they are so helpful at
the RM these days..... to......

RAF  WADDINGTON AIR SHOW FUND


and as today is the last day for ap tickets, i now should be going to waddo this year, but saturday only! :(

anyone else going to waddington this year?

oh! a fuller report on the decal sheet when i can [in the airfix meteor F8]. 'tis very good and includes FAB markings
[Force Aerienne Belge] and one RAF sqn but both sets of markings have wiffy possiblities. the RoG  :tornado: is
donating some bits towards an F-106X thingy i have seen in ASP fighters/interceptors to 1978,   ;D

life is ok.

must dash.....
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on June 26, 2008, 10:07:26 am
Not a model but a set of 1/32 Zotz transfers for the F-16, tried all over the place for these and finally managed to track down a set in Panama City, Panama. Sent them the money via Western Union and 13 days later they arrived here in the UK, cool, now means I can do my Singaporean Nimrod so to Ricardo at Scale models and parts many thanks :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on June 26, 2008, 05:26:04 pm
Airfix early A-4 Skyhawk.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Daryl J. on June 26, 2008, 05:50:07 pm
Spats!   Lots of spats.  New tool spats and spatted reissues that haven't been available for a long time.    And a set of floats and a boat.
USCG 1/48 boat--Glencoe.   SPAD-Testors   STM-S2--Testors   P-6E (3 of them) Lindberg    Avia B.534 serie III!   
100% of my Q2 and Q3 purchases have now arrived.


It was X-mas at our house today.



Daryl J.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on June 26, 2008, 10:23:15 pm
STM-S2--Testors   
Gagagorgeous wee kit! Working sloooooooowly on mine atm. Be warned, if you don't include the pilots it would be a smart idea to spruce up the cockpit detail ;)

Ooooooh P-6E!*is jealous*

BTW How long does a Great Models Webstore international delivery normally take?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 27, 2008, 01:35:37 am
Not a model but a set of 1/32 Zotz transfers for the F-16, tried all over the place for these and finally managed to track down a set in Panama City, Panama. Sent them the money via Western Union and 13 days later they arrived here in the UK, cool, now means I can do my Singaporean Nimrod so to Ricardo at Scale models and parts many thanks :thumbsup:

Just shows the international scale of the hobby + Panama to Wearside quicker then our friends in Lowestoft normally manage it !
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on June 27, 2008, 06:20:56 am
the first part of my order has arrived today after a few weeks delay, all 1/144

-2 x dragon UH-60
-2 x Trumpeter F-7 (F-7BG and F-7II)
-1 x Trumpeter YF-23 (to become another SU-41)
-1 x Trumpeter F-117A (much better then the RoG kit, includes GBU's)
-1 x academy F-16A

still to follow later are:

-2 x Trumpter SU-34
-2 x Dragon SU-35/37
-1 x Trumpeter SU-47
-1 x Trumpeter YF-22
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on June 27, 2008, 07:13:45 am
-2 x dragon UH-60

Tiny! Whats the details like?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on June 27, 2008, 07:29:19 am
-2 x dragon UH-60

Tiny! Whats the details like?

well, the details of this little kit is quite good, even the cockpit is quite well detailed  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 27, 2008, 01:00:58 pm
A few additions today.  First a dirt cheap unopened MPC (airfix) Lynx in the Falklands box from the ebay fairy.  Second package was from the fine people at Hannants, containing:

Pro Resin 1/72 Folland Gnat (my first resin kit!!)
Airwaves PE Wingfold set for the Airfix 1/48 Bucc
Almark 1/72 SEAC roundels and fin flashes
E.D. Models 1/72 RAF Hawk 1987 display aircraft decals
3 x unknown brand (listed that way on Hannants site) 1/200 Delta MD-80 decals (mainly for the door and window decals for my RAF Queens Flight MD-90)
Modeldecal British post-war black letters, numbers, titles decal sheet
Xtradecal 1/72 RAF stencils, roundels, etc for Hawk, Harrier, Jag, Tornado
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on June 27, 2008, 03:19:52 pm
Over at Chestermoor this afternoon and got a 1/48 Tamiya Heinkel He162 and off EB tonight a 1/72nd Triebekugel VTOL plus a 1/72 Messerschmitt Me209, both Huma  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 28, 2008, 01:55:24 am
You'll enjoy the Huma stuff Steve - little "clunky" but nice.

Anyway at MZ yesterday -

Revell Flitzer
Airfix Meteor F8

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 28, 2008, 01:58:33 am
Anyway at MZ yesterday -
Revell Flitzer
Airfix Meteor F8

 ;D nice kits the pair aren't they!?  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: jester on June 28, 2008, 12:11:43 pm
Arrived from hannants today:

Hasegawa  Hurricane IIc  48th
Hasegawa  Draken          48th
Hasegawa  Draken          72nd
Xtrakit       Sea Vixen      72nd

Plus some decals for some 144th airliners, all BEA, Comet, Trident and Vanguard, and BOAC VC-10

 :cheers:

Clive
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on June 28, 2008, 12:46:32 pm
My third and last Airfix Lightning F.3 finally arrived today, having, it seems, had an adventure in the Post Office (bless 'em  :rolleyes:)

Also, my second Airfix Me-262 arrived. The parts I really, really wanted were the two upper, outer wing panels, and guess what? One of them is badly molded.  :banghead: The mold hasn't filled properly and has left it with a rounded tip, ironically similar to the wingtip of the Me-109G that I intend fitting it to.....

Not sure whether to get yet another Me-262 or mod all the wing panels to match the rounded tip...
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on June 28, 2008, 01:09:33 pm
ordered today for the 1/144 carrier project

-Revell 1/72 HMCS Snowberry (perfect dimensions for the carrier)
-minicraft 1/144 TBM3 Avenger
-trumpeter 1/144 F-86 Sabre (for conversion into an FJ-3 Fury)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: pyro-manic on June 29, 2008, 09:17:52 am
Just got back from Tankfest 2008 at Bovington (running Tiger I!!!  :wub: :wub: :wub: ), and picked up a Revell 1:72 EF Typhoon. I need to nick some of the missiles for a current project, but the kit has loads so I can do something else with it. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on June 29, 2008, 02:17:34 pm
Airfix VC-10 = Probably the Skybolt carrier proposal, or the MPA proposed against the Nimrod...

Or buy another two & do this one.....

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Aircraft/VC10JumboConcept.jpg)

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on June 29, 2008, 03:00:02 pm
Be interesting seeing your take on the P1127 interceptor Dunc....I did one last year:)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on June 29, 2008, 03:33:52 pm
Did a trip up to Pennine Models in Haworth yesterday:


Then onwards to Transport Models:



You can guess who was doing the driving ;D

Picked up a Lav-25 in 1/72 by Trumpeter for RAF Regiment and Dominie at Transport

G
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 30, 2008, 03:03:06 am
Did a trip up to Pennine Models in Haworth yesterday:


Then onwards to Transport Models:



You can guess who was doing the driving ;D


 :tank: yeah and i'll bet he doesn't charge mileage or petrol either.....  :tank:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on June 30, 2008, 05:28:00 am
Good job it wasn't Narses then..... bvvvvrrrrttt! :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 30, 2008, 06:19:11 am
OK that's another one in the little black book - looks like I'll have to hire Hadrian's Wall come the Revolution  :lol:

From those nice people at Anigrand in 1/144 Martin XB-16 "Flying Whale" - China War scenario
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on June 30, 2008, 06:53:19 am
Your name vill also go on the list!  Vot is it?

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/General/DonttellhimPike.jpg)

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 30, 2008, 08:47:41 am
Your name vill also go on the list!  Vot is it?

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/General/DonttellhimPike.jpg)

:lol: :lol: :lol:

yeah why is thorvic called so i wonder.................  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D

anyhow its 4 days, 7 1/2 hours and counting!  :tornado: :party: :tornado:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on June 30, 2008, 04:36:06 pm
Dragon 1/72 T34/85 and Italeri KV-1 and a 1/144 Kamov Ka50. All for my club display for the nationals. If I ever get out of this dammed modelling funk I am in!!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 30, 2008, 05:27:51 pm
Two additions today, both courtesy of board members.

1/72 Airfix Jetstream (  :wub: ) kindly sent by Aircav
1/48 Monogram F-5E, trade with IHG
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: TsrJoe on July 01, 2008, 09:16:31 am
over here in Finland on my summer break at the mo, ...a few brilliant lil treasure troves of model shops here in Helsinki..

so far ...

Revell Finland, 1/72, Hurricane, Buffalo, Hawk 75 (special Finnish issue)
MPM, 1/72, DC.2, Blenhiem 1
Special Hobby, 1/72, Pembroke
AZ. Model, 1/72, Pyry x2 (a neat lil kit, iv taken lots of ref photos too for deatail at the museum!)
Hasegawa, 1/72, Buffalo, Morane 406 (Finnish markings issue)

as well as too many books and 2 full digi camera chips, im sure it is gonna be fun getting it all back home..ouch

cheers, Joe

ps. anything you want pics of over here, let me know asa
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on July 01, 2008, 09:50:15 am
Geoff had rather overdone it with a fried breakfast...tsk tsk....

Don't be ridiculous!  Thorvic's body is a temple and we all know it!  :drink:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on July 01, 2008, 10:10:10 am
Chocolate cream sunday was it at the Brewers fair that time  :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on July 01, 2008, 10:59:46 am
Meanwhile, as Geoff makes admirable effort to maintain body and soul, today's additions include:
5 x 8 inch Daleks
and from HobbyBoss in 1/72nd:
4 x Me262s
2 x P-39Qs
1 x Mustang III

Strawberries and Ice Cream
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jschmus on July 01, 2008, 11:52:57 am
From a trade with aerofan:

2 x 1/72 MPC F-86D Sabre "including ground crew"

Not that it really matters, but these little guys are still sealed in the original cellophane, so they're like an X-mas present from 1977.   ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on July 01, 2008, 01:38:10 pm
Chocolate cream sunday was it at the Brewers fair that time  :bow: :bow:

Oh yeah!! I remember that..And he ate it all too.....
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 02, 2008, 01:35:52 am
Chocolate cream sunday was it at the Brewers fair that time  :bow: :bow:

I probably wanted the apple pie - which they didn't have  :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on July 02, 2008, 04:51:47 am
Chocolate cream sunday was it at the Brewers fair that time  :bow: :bow:

Look it was the first decent meal at the end of a very long day, as i had been modelling  and packing till 2am, up at 6am to pick Rob up in Preston and drive down to Telford in freezing fog to have a look at Cosford before going to start set up duties at SMW at lunchtime, apart from a bacon sarny at Robs at 7am the evening meal at the brewers farye was the only meal of the day  :huh:

G
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 03, 2008, 02:50:20 am
I think that was also the evening we found out Little Nick was a Queen's Scout  ;D

Anyway from Hannants - ordered Saturday, delivered wednesday - 3 working days !!!!!!

Some etched seatbelts WWI,
Some woodgrain transfers for a 1/72 Albatross
Some Etched Zoom for a Lancaster
Some Hat figures

But 3 days ?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 03, 2008, 03:03:23 am
it sure did yesterday thanks to coventry's branch o' antics....

RoG 1/72 catalina IIA [reissue] i'm thinking of turboproping it and turning it into a 1960's USN MR bird,  ;D
RoG 1/72 blohm und voss Bv p194 [suggestions please and preferably african..... or mid east modern AF FAC bird]
airfix 1/76 RAF recovery set. the queen mary tractor unit and trailer are for the RAF 100 build. the coles crane.....  :tank: SOF  :tank:

and also some modelling sundries. two bottle of RoG paintaclean and some swan morton #21 blades and a bottle
of liquid poly cement.

back on task now!

the bacon buttie transformed into a coronation  lamb and mint sauce  and salad doorstopper sarnie, with sweet black coffee, some fruit pastiles, chocolate flapjack, monstermunch is lunch and i is a happier man.

trevor
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on July 03, 2008, 03:11:11 am
2 x Airfix Meteor F.8s
1 x Russian Tank Crew 1/35th....for a Ugandan M4A1 Sherman.
1/48th AV-8B decals
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on July 03, 2008, 12:34:37 pm
Dropped into Hobbycraft for some paint and picked up an Airfix Gnat for the Stafford WHITE collection and it's crap and a pale shadow of the original release. :unsure:Where's the rockets and fuel tanks?
The decal sheet is in register though :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on July 03, 2008, 02:42:32 pm
thought u only got the tanks in the Matchbox Gnat terry.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: TsrJoe on July 03, 2008, 03:46:21 pm
the original release of the Airfix Folland Gnat in its silver and dayglo scheme had tanks and rockets underwing, both deleted for the Red Arrows release

cheers, joe
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on July 04, 2008, 01:25:28 am
Box of interesting bombs, rocket and missiles showed up earlier this week, traded with B777LR for a RJ decal sheet.  :thumbsup:

Yesterday's bumper bundle of fun (all 1/72nd):

Airfix Fouga Magister, circa 1975. What a great little kit! Nicely detailed cockpit (legless crew, unfortunately), fine and clear intakes and jetpipes, detailed u/c bays, (two canopies too, which gives me a second chance if a screw up cutting one of them up)............ if they could do it on this one, why not all of them? :unsure:

Airfix F-5E, thereby giving me the pair I need for an unholy union..... :wacko:

A-Model MiG-9. Bit of a curate's egg, this one. The designer has obviously really tried, with little compressor faces at the bottom of long intake ducts that many a "better" manufacturer would have plain blanked 10mm behind the face, jetpipe "buckets" etc... and you've got to feel sorry for him, because his creation was then delivered to the tender mercies of a moulding machine that left big margins of really solid flash on everything... :rolleyes: Want this to build Arc's Migina 1 for the Profiles GB, but cleaning it up is not going to be quick

Two Hobby-Boss easy-build P-39Q Airacobras. Never had one of these before, so I was a bit surprised at how "pre-built up" they are, with a one-piece fuselage and a one-piece wing with all the detail in it. No problem for whiffing though, since they've moulded the whole canopy in one piece rather than making the frames as part of the fuselage with separate clear panes as I've seen on some other P-39 kits. One to be a Gyrocobra, the other a Turbocobra..... :wacko:

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on July 04, 2008, 04:03:23 am
my order for the carrier came in

-1/72 RoG HMCS Snowberry
-1/144 minicraft TBM Avenger
-1/144 Trumpeter F-86

however HUGE backfire in the Snowberry kit, after opening the box, i discovered it contained 2 Rear Hulls instead of a front and a rear  :banghead:
sent an E-mail to Revell asking if it is possible to sent out the missing parts :angry:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on July 04, 2008, 05:44:12 am
Just received a Hasegawa 1/72 F-15J with markings for the 2007 Tac Meet.  Spoilt for choice with the gorgeous markings on this - how do you choose just one of these?

(http://www.media-eyes.com/index/news/07-1015/DSC_0360.gif) (http://www.media-eyes.com/index/news/07-1015/DSC_9316.gif)

(http://www.media-eyes.com/index/news/07-1015/DSC_9478.gif) (http://www.media-eyes.com/index/news/07-1015/DSC_9327.gif)

(http://www.media-eyes.com/index/news/07-1015/DSC_9317.gif)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on July 04, 2008, 08:45:24 am
via Hannants today. A pair of Airfix Meatbox mk 8's.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on July 04, 2008, 08:48:09 pm
Zvezda 1:72 ANT-4

KS(?) 1:72 P-40K
Airfix 1:72 Beaver
Matchbox 1:72 Provost

Academy 1:48 Bf109G-6 (mmmmmmm gunpods)

Awaiting a couple of large scale choppers and some stuff from Great Models
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 05, 2008, 01:41:04 am
Just received a Hasegawa 1/72 F-15J with markings for the 2007 Tac Meet.  Spoilt for choice with the gorgeous markings on this - how do you choose just one of these?

[

Do her as a composite Nev - 4 markings/4 fin "faces" ? She could be an airshow aircrfat highlighting all 4 Squadrons ?

Anyway a Roden 1/72 Albatross DIII was added to the stash
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on July 05, 2008, 02:02:09 am
Picked up the following off EB
A 1/24 Italeri Mercades Benz 540K, will be a jorman staff car plus
A 1/450 Imex M.S. Nedlloyd Rouen, to be converted into a Millitary transporter
 ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on July 05, 2008, 08:05:50 am
Zvezda 1:72 ANT-4

Good to hear it arrived! Did it arrive in good condition? When will we see it on the forum? ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on July 05, 2008, 03:48:23 pm
Haha yes superb condition - and thanks for the extra bits! A damn fine kit in the box, not sure how to do it yet - will use the long lower wing tho ;)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on July 06, 2008, 12:24:32 am
as i was visiting the Belgian Defencedays in Florennes, i picked ip a 1/144 RoG NH90 kit, witch will now be converted into an NFH variant  -_-
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on July 06, 2008, 02:40:46 am
Haha yes superb condition - and thanks for the extra bits! A damn fine kit in the box, not sure how to do it yet - will use the long lower wing tho ;)

Hmm, spats and rocket pods would be a start :ph34r:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on July 07, 2008, 01:58:48 am
Revell (AMT) 1/48th A-20G/J that'll be real, I'm afraid.
Hasgawa 1/72nd CF-104/F-104J, with two magnificent decal sheets.
Italeri (ESCI) 1/72nd F-104A :wub: :wub:
HobbyBoss 1/72nd Me262.

Lots of whiffing potential. :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on July 07, 2008, 02:05:53 am
At the Washington model show yesterday and picked up 4 sets of transfers for 1/48 Ju-88's
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on July 07, 2008, 02:32:37 am
Nothing for the "stash" as such....but a bloke I work with gave me a rather nice polo shirt as worn by the "Gripen" development team in Sweden.............................................whos a fashion icon then ????:blink:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on July 07, 2008, 06:57:07 am
Halford's Primer Sprays:

Yellow, Red, White, Black :dalek:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 07, 2008, 07:20:10 am
Nothing for the "stash" as such....but a bloke I work with gave me a rather nice polo shirt as worn by the "Gripen" development team in Sweden.............................................whos a fashion icon then ????:blink:

hmm, DKS i don't need any skyhawks off your goodself..... as at waddington last saturday

two 1/72 fujimi A-4/TA-4J 'blue angels' skyhawk kits for £5 each  :wub: what-if :wub:

and in the post this morning from that very, very nice man! phoenix54 [   :bow: :cheers: paul  :cheers: :bow:]

a part disassembled fujimi 1/72 A-7D with maintrack resin A-7K kit....

i'll be using some decals off of microscale 72-491 which has plenty of A-7 schemes in USAF and ANG service.

 :dalek: hmm, vulcan's at waddo.....  :dalek:

 :wub: the nicest a/c i saw on saturday was XX488 a BAe [SA / HP137] jetstream of 750 sqn, FAA.  :wub:

when i left that nasty a$ro vulcan still had the intake blanks in.....  ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on July 07, 2008, 09:04:17 am
Bit of a mega-haul arrived from the ebay fairy today.  I think the postie must have been hoarding them! 

First purchase was a lot of 5 kits I got for $8.  Shipping was $25, which I think may have scared some bidders off, but actual shipping cost was more, so the poor seller lost money on the shipping.  Anyway for a total of $33 I got:

Revell 1/48 F-15E-new, bags sealed
Monogram 1/48 F-106-opened, cockpit nicely painted
Monogram 1/48 F-14A-opened cockpit, intakes nicely painted
Monogram 1/72 B-1B-opened, cockpit nicely painted
Testors 1/48 SR-71-opened cockpit beautifully painted (actually though it was a decal at first!).

Today's other ebay arrivals were:

Monogram 1/72 P-6 Hawk-1968 boxing still sealed in cellophane
LS 1/72 BD-5/5J-partially assembled
Hobbycraft 1/48 A-4C + 2 True Details Escapac seats
Airfix 1/48 Lightning F.6 (finally found one on ebay that wasnt $30+)
Xtradecal TSR.2 whif decal sheet #2-new


And the final package today was not from the ebay fairy, but was from Chris (Narses) who had kindly offered to pick up an Airfix Meteor F.8 for me.

Thanks Chris!!

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on July 08, 2008, 02:00:52 am
secondhand model was added to the stash today:

-RoG 1/72 Dornier 228-201
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on July 08, 2008, 03:53:30 am
Tamiya 1/35 JGSDF Humanitarian Assistance Team

(that's some modern Japanese soldiers, as seen in Iraq)

Now all I need is a vehicle to put them in  :tank:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on July 08, 2008, 05:54:42 am
discovered that i have to much small change lying arround, i traded it all in at my LHS for an Academy 1/144 F-4F Phantom II.

this will now be converted to an F-4B.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on July 08, 2008, 09:12:39 pm
In Calgary today and stopped by one of the LMS' I frequent, picked up an Airfix 1/72 Puma and a Revell 1/72 Sea King Mk.6/AEW, I think Airfix missed the boat on this one. Also picked up some thin plywood (1/16) for my C-17 vacuform, I've decided to make a skeleton frame for it.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on July 08, 2008, 11:30:42 pm
Kitech 1:48 Airwolf


and



Kitech 1:32 Blue Thunder :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :thumbsup: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :party:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Daryl J. on July 09, 2008, 04:17:04 pm
There's a 1/32 scale Blue Thunder?????    Fantastic!




Today:    Eduard 1/48 Weekend Edition Avia B.534 serie III    and   Albatros D.II with P.E and masks.      A bunch of steampunk-ready Tamiya paints too.    Mr. Surfacer in a jar (1200) and Spray white Mr. Surfacer 1000.




Daryl J.


Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on July 10, 2008, 07:03:20 am
Picked up a 1/72 Revell Bf-110E today at Chestermoor, bit disappointed, thought it may of been the re-boxed Iteleri kit but its the old Revell one, nice transfers tho and it was only £4.95 so not alls lost. ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on July 10, 2008, 12:12:05 pm
Based on comments in my thread about the Monogram Orient Express spaceplane kit, I went out this afternoon and got the two I found on the back shelf of a local discount shop.  The kit only has 6 pieces (it's a snap-tite kit), but it looks like a nice blank canvas for whiffing.  My initial thoughts are for either an OOB build with some Delta decals I have or scale-o-rama it with a 1/72 cockpit and canopy as a sub-orbital interceptor.

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 11, 2008, 02:53:13 am
Picked up a 1/72 Revell Bf-110E today at Chestermoor, bit disappointed, thought it may of been the re-boxed Iteleri kit but its the old Revell one, nice transfers tho and it was only £4.95 so not alls lost. ;D

I thought it was the old Monogram kit Steve ? Built that as a teenager  :rolleyes: Quite liked it then
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on July 11, 2008, 03:18:45 am
Neil Robinson built the Monogram 1/72nd kit as one of his "Battle Of Britain" series that he built in the last century...1980s?? Still on display at Hendon??

Bought a toy Star Wars StormTrooper that'll be re-sprayed and mounted on a base. :dalek:

And my granddaughter says she likes my Dalek :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 11, 2008, 03:38:33 am
Picked up a 1/72 Revell Bf-110E today at Chestermoor, bit disappointed, thought it may of been the re-boxed Iteleri kit but its the old Revell one, nice transfers tho and it was only £4.95 so not alls lost. ;D

I thought it was the old Monogram kit Steve ? Built that as a teenager  :rolleyes: Quite liked it then

  :tank: ;D wot about now?  ;D  :tank:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on July 11, 2008, 04:57:13 am
Picked up a 1/72 Revell Bf-110E today at Chestermoor, bit disappointed, thought it may of been the re-boxed Iteleri kit but its the old Revell one, nice transfers tho and it was only £4.95 so not alls lost. ;D
Looks a bit like the old Model 'G' Revell did.
I thought it was the old Monogram kit Steve ? Built that as a teenager  :rolleyes: Quite liked it then
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on July 11, 2008, 09:14:23 am
Revell 1/144 Canadair Challenger CL601/604, from The Aviation Shop at Manchester Airport.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on July 11, 2008, 09:21:28 am
I got this week a FROG 1/72 OV-10A Bronco, RoG 1/72 Hawker Hunter FGA.9/Mk.58, Xtrakit 1/72 EE Canberra PR 9, Transport Wings 1/72 KC-10 Extender Conversion (got plans for this set  :wacko: ), Final Touch 1/72 engines in cowlings and vacform transparency for a Matchbox Beaufighter plus half a dozen different Xtracolor paints.

Robert
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Geoff on July 11, 2008, 11:42:06 am
Finally got a pair of Zevezda Su-30s ;-) one will be SAAF not sure of the colour scheme yet as it's a strike a/c; perhaps the late F-1AZ scheme with the EDSG with the high demarkation ine with Green/brown on top??
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on July 11, 2008, 11:45:24 am
Transport Wings 1/72 KC-10 Extender Conversion (got plans for this set  :wacko: ),

Putting it on the A-310, Robert?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on July 11, 2008, 02:37:26 pm
Couple of arrivals today:

1/72 Italeri A129 Mangusta from JSchmus
1/48 Hase Cessna Citation I from the ebay fairy
1/48 Hase Lear 35 (Swiss AF decals) from the ebay fairy-box in shreds, but kit is perfect!  Got it cheap too!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on July 11, 2008, 04:58:19 pm
Transport Wings 1/72 KC-10 Extender Conversion (got plans for this set  :wacko: ),

Putting it on the A-310, Robert?


Shusssh!!  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on July 12, 2008, 03:48:46 am
Finally got my mystery tried-twice-to-deliver-it-but-didn't-know-how-doorbells-work-guv package, and it turned out to be the LAST thing I bought, which means I now own a Matchbox Meteor NF.11/12/14. :thumbsup:

It also means I'm STILL waiting for a couple a Bilek Whirlwinds from Model Hobbies (missing from order) and an Airfix MiG-21 off.......hang on, door bell.......

Edit - the MiG just showed up.... ;D Live internet at it's finest.....
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on July 12, 2008, 07:42:16 am
can this be conciderd stash  :unsure:

-1/1 scale Air Force Flightsuit (real deal  :o)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on July 12, 2008, 08:27:36 am
can this be conciderd stash  :unsure:

-1/1 scale Air Force Flightsuit (real deal  :o)

Are you going to wear it whilst you're modelling?....... ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitbasher on July 12, 2008, 08:31:28 am
Just blew the last of me pay on another Airfix Mosquito, the J30 kit. I'd advise Mossie fans to go for this one.  Not only does it have all the bits of the standard kit, but you also get four blade props and full D-Day invasion stripes for the wings and fuselage.
Have never bought the J30 version but yah know for all the bells and whistles you get with the Tamiya and Hasegawa Mosquitos (and of course the price you pay) I really don't think you can go wrong with an Airfix Mosquito in 1/72 scale.  Straightforward, sensible price, ripe for detailing.  Ideal stuff for Mr Hornby to add a bomber nose and canopy and even 2-stage Merlins in 2009.  Loads of options then (just like they've done in 1/48 scale).  Definately with Wooksta on this. ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jschmus on July 12, 2008, 08:58:43 am
1/72 Italeri Jaguar T.2, along with some extra decals, from Aeroplane Driver.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on July 12, 2008, 10:24:09 am
Went to the hobby shop in Copenhagen:

1/144:

Airbus A380-800, Revell, Airbus manufacturer scheme
Airbus A319-100, Revell, British Airways and Germanwings

1/72:

Mirage IIIEA / IAI Dagger, PM, Argentine AF
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on July 12, 2008, 02:29:45 pm
A Dr.Who poseable figure....Dr.Who in the space suit.

The top half will become an "SS" Commander "a la Davros" on a Dalek base....

the lower body and legs will be coupled with the top part of the Dalek to become.....

"A PANTOMIME DALEK" :dalek: :dalek: :dalek: :dalek: :dalek:

My German Dalek is now complete, decals, flat varnish, etc... :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 13, 2008, 12:45:28 am
Picked up a 1/72 Revell Bf-110E today at Chestermoor, bit disappointed, thought it may of been the re-boxed Iteleri kit but its the old Revell one, nice transfers tho and it was only £4.95 so not alls lost. ;D
Looks a bit like the old Model 'G' Revell did.
I thought it was the old Monogram kit Steve ? Built that as a teenager  :rolleyes: Quite liked it then

It's definitely the old Monogram kit which was always a nice kit.  The G that Revell released was the old Frog one and it was cack.

Thanks for confirming that Lee - I'll pick one up next time I'm out
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 13, 2008, 07:03:45 am
end of last week......

two HP heyfords [i have three now] for HP fun and games! RoG repop of matchbox kit.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on July 13, 2008, 10:28:16 am
To console myself at RIAT being cancelled I got myself a very nice Tamiya 1/35 Type 90 Tank  :tank: :tank: :tank:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 14, 2008, 05:18:43 am
To console myself at RIAT being cancelled I got myself a very nice Tamiya 1/35 Type 90 Tank  :tank: :tank: :tank:

shurely nev-ster even the missus will let you have more than that for RIAT being fully caped for the first time in
38 years!

it was yucky MEGA BIG time by the sound of things or do i detect a ;) momnet coming on?

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 14, 2008, 06:35:42 am
Revell Me110 E and Airfix Mosquito (J30 version I need the 4 bladed props for a project)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on July 14, 2008, 08:29:52 am
Airfix Mosquito (J30 version I need the 4 bladed props for a project)

Wouldn't it have been cheaper to buy just the Aeroclub props NARSES?  Comparing the Paragon Sea Mosquito props with the Airfix kit' ones, they're the same.

http://www.aeroclub-models.com/p.html?n=1&c=P032
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Damian2 on July 14, 2008, 04:09:39 pm
ssshhhhh...

Don't tell anyone but I picket up an AA Models Shenyang J/F-6 aka MiG-19 :)

Its a nice looking kit and will end up like this:

(http://doomisland.com/images/whif_profiles/mig19%20pm.jpg)

 :blink:
D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on July 14, 2008, 07:34:45 pm
I dont normally post ebay stuff here until it arrives, but I'm just tickled pink that I just won an Italeri 1/48 Tornado F.3 for $22!   ;D :party:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 15, 2008, 01:19:41 am
Airfix Mosquito (J30 version I need the 4 bladed props for a project)

Wouldn't it have been cheaper to buy just the Aeroclub props NARSES?  Comparing the Paragon Sea Mosquito props with the Airfix kit' ones, they're the same.

http://www.aeroclub-models.com/p.html?n=1&c=P032

Yup but I will build the Mossie as well. Should have made that clear. It's just when I read Lee's mention of the 4 bladded prop I thought "kill 2 birds with one stone". She will probably be a real French Indo-China bird

Chris
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on July 15, 2008, 07:50:05 am
Airfix Mosquito (J30 version I need the 4 bladed props for a project)

Wouldn't it have been cheaper to buy just the Aeroclub props NARSES?  Comparing the Paragon Sea Mosquito props with the Airfix kit' ones, they're the same.

http://www.aeroclub-models.com/p.html?n=1&c=P032

Yup but I will build the Mossie as well. Should have made that clear. It's just when I read Lee's mention of the 4 bladded prop I thought "kill 2 birds with one stone". She will probably be a real French Indo-China bird

Chris

Yes of coarse, wasn't thinking when I wrote my reply,
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on July 15, 2008, 07:25:21 pm
Received through Matt Shropshire's Monster Fire Sale on ARC:

1/72 AMT KC-135A
1/72 Revell Skycrane
1/72 Hasegawa F-15E Dual Role
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Daryl J. on July 15, 2008, 07:43:07 pm
Eduard 1/48:
Walfische
Ni-17
Sopwith Camels x2 variants
Bristol Nightfighter.

One more shipment to come and Ye Olde Collection is virtually complete.


None for RWMing. (real world modeling....thanks Nils, I like the term)


Daryl J.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on July 16, 2008, 12:30:46 am
Picked up a Tristar 1/35 Storch off EB and cheap too  :thumbsup: ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on July 16, 2008, 01:36:44 am
Old KM MiG-19 (1/72) off Ebay.

Not inspiring at first sight: heavy, rough cardboard box and crude box art. However, the kit turns out to be quite nice: very little flash, and far better made than my A-Model MiG-9. There's even a cockpit decal (no actual floor though... ;D). Can't vouch for the accuracy on a quick look, but the only things that leapt out at me were oversize wing-root gun fairings and a pair of "creative" rocket pods. One odd point: you know all those little scoops you get on Soviet stuff? Well they're all molded seperately on this kit. Never seen that before. A detail-freak could have a ball hollowing them all out....... :blink:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on July 16, 2008, 07:40:16 am
2 x 8 inch Daleks....see Dalek thread in What If? SIG section :party:

2 x 10-inch Cybermen.

Classic.
The detail on the Cybermen is good, and one has just GOT to be a Templar Knight or Lancastrian fighting against Richard III :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: pyro-manic on July 16, 2008, 09:29:53 am
Fujimi Phantom FGR.2 (Alcock and Brown markings)
A Model Yak-28P "Firebar"
Revell Messerschmitt 110E

All in 1:72. Plus a couple of Xtracrylic and Tamiya paints. The Phantom will be for my Profiles GB build, and the Firebar just looks cool. Picked up the 110 after reading comments about it on this thread - I'm sure I can think of something to do with it...
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mike Wren on July 17, 2008, 04:17:42 am
Italeri 1/72 RQ-1 Predator... to be gloss yellow RAF Rescue...
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on July 17, 2008, 04:54:12 am
Italeri 1/72 RQ-1 Predator... to be gloss yellow RAF Rescue...

Look better in Coastgaurd Red & White :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on July 17, 2008, 05:02:06 am
Didn't realise it was out yet, might have to pick one up.  Here's hoping for a MQ-9 Reaper & Global Hawk.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on July 17, 2008, 07:57:27 am
Not related to each other in any way..... Freightdogs' new Anti Flash roundels, a whole slew of decal sheets from eBay - including three quite rare Modeldecal sheets, and an Italeri (nee Accurate Miniatures) 1:48 IL2M3  (only £14.00 from Shrewsbury Model Centre via eBay).

The Anti Flash roundels will be applied tosomething 'Whiffish' but you'll never, never, believe what I'm planning so there's no point telling y'all about it  :wacko:

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on July 17, 2008, 08:00:11 am
Italeri 1/72 RQ-1 Predator... to be gloss yellow RAF Rescue...

Look better in Coastgaurd Red & White :thumbsup:

The b*ggers would do better spnding the money on improving my (pitiful) salary  >:( >:( - You were expecting some other response, maybe ! :banghead:

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on July 17, 2008, 08:06:56 am
Unless you could fit em with Hellfires & teach all the hoaxers, timewasters & numpties a lesson or too..... :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jschmus on July 17, 2008, 08:17:10 am
From the store at Starship Modeler:

Revell 1/72 ARC-170 (Star Wars Episode III)
Bandai 1/72 Swordfish II (from Cowboy Bebop)

I have no immediate plans for either kit.  I've wanted the Swordfish for a looong time, though, and threw the ARC-170 in to fill out the order.  Both kits have a WWII-ish scifi look to them.  Now that I think about it, either kit might look nice in hinomarus.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on July 17, 2008, 09:39:58 am

I have no immediate plans for either kit.  I've wanted the Swordfish for a looong time, though, and threw the ARC-170 in to fill out the order.  Both kits have a WWII-ish scifi look to them.  Now that I think about it, either kit might look nice in hinomarus.

The Arc-170 has potential - make the engines look more like Japanese WWII jet engines, rearrange the winglets and add canards and you have a three seat Shinden - maybe a Japanese response to the P-61.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on July 17, 2008, 02:31:45 pm
All 1/72nd, all from ebay;

Academy MiG-23 : various bits wanted for various projects, various other bits giving me various ideas.... :wacko:


another Airfix MiG-21

and

another Airfix Mirage III

and

another Airfix Me262

The first two just because they're cheap delta wing donors, and the last one because the last cheap wing donor 262 I got had a one part badly moulded (unfilled mould). Guess which part, go on, guess.... :rolleyes:

Model Hobbies have managed to lose the two Bilek Whirlwinds I ordered, which were the last two they had in stock..... :angry: :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on July 18, 2008, 12:57:58 am
Italeri 1/72 RQ-1 Predator... to be gloss yellow RAF Rescue...

I was thinking of picking one up - Japanese Coast Guard (what else?), but its a tricky scheme to paint with all that curved trim  :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on July 18, 2008, 01:39:08 am
Spectacularly early delivery for the Royal Mail brought me a Hasegawa Blue Angels Grumman F-11F Tiger  this morning :wub: Entertaining Whiff in mind...... :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on July 18, 2008, 04:59:39 am
One more 10 inch Cyberman :tank:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on July 18, 2008, 09:58:11 am
A nice package arrived from Mr. Hannant today.  After Chris sent me an Airfix Meteor I read about the BOGOF offer on the Xtrakit version from Hannants and just couldnt resist.  I added a few others I was after to make up the minimum order.

2 x Xtrakit 1/72 Meteor F.8
1 x Airfix Meteor F.8
1 x RoG 1/72 Typhoon
2 x RoG 1/144 Hunter FGA.9
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on July 18, 2008, 10:52:58 am
Got a package from Mr Hannant too yesterday, my two Xtrakit Meteor Mk.8s I ordered and a 1/72 Special Hobby Fairey Firefly TT Mk.4, but the two Airfix Meteors Mk.8s I ordered at the same time weren't in the package  :angry:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on July 18, 2008, 11:03:42 am
A package from British Gas....

new boiler, etc...

£6,600+

OUCH!!!!! :angry: :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on July 18, 2008, 12:01:22 pm
Italeri 1/72 RQ-1 Predator... to be gloss yellow RAF Rescue...

I was thinking of picking one up - Japanese Coast Guard (what else?), but its a tricky scheme to paint with all that curved trim  :banghead:

Saw one in my LMS today but at a tenner I thought it was very pricey, for the amount of plastic you get.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on July 19, 2008, 04:23:04 am
Saw one in my LMS today but at a tenner I thought it was very pricey, for the amount of plastic you get.

Bit of an understatement there simon.  picked one up last night at MAM, and had it built in under 5 mins.  £3.99 would have been more realalistic price wise.  But no doubt they will be blaming the increases in oil prices for such high priceing for such a small model made up of 21 parts................
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mike Wren on July 19, 2008, 05:29:27 am
true, and including a couple of Hellfires wouldn't go amiss either  :huh:

today... Zvezda MiG-21bis, Trumpeter An-2 (both to be GB People's AF) and a cheap Revell 1/72 KFOR vehicle set - Leopard 2, Luchs & Fuchs which work out about £3 each  :tank:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on July 19, 2008, 05:53:14 am
Saw one in my LMS today but at a tenner I thought it was very pricey, for the amount of plastic you get.

Bit of an understatement there simon.  picked one up last night at MAM, and had it built in under 5 mins.  £3.99 would have been more realalistic price wise.  But no doubt they will be blaming the increases in oil prices for such high priceing for such a small model made up of 21 parts................

I guess some of the reason is that the kit is originally from Platz, not known for their low prices.  If these price hikes start being the norm though, we'll have to, God Forbid!...... build from our stashes!!! :o :o :o
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on July 19, 2008, 10:53:43 am
a cheap Revell 1/72 KFOR vehicle set - Leopard 2, Luchs & Fuchs which work out about £3 each  :tank:
Nice little set that Mike, I got one a while ago, still don't know what to do with the Luch.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 20, 2008, 06:41:05 am
Italeri 1/72 RQ-1 Predator... to be gloss yellow RAF Rescue...

this very nice man when i was last in where he works..... SOLD even ME!!!!!!

2x of the italeri RQ-1's [one danish and the other RAuxAF, 605 sqn methinks ;) ]
slessor - bomber champion [book]
a g"35*( copy of the latest edition of the mag Combat Aircraft
2x pots of first group barbie pink [paint]
a TWM fleet list

hey it was a mini-whiffers afternoon!  :tornado: :tank: :dalek: :ph34r:

cheers mike.....
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 20, 2008, 06:45:29 am
also added to the stash.....

a 2nd academy F-18C hornet [1/72]
a 2nd airfix mosquito Mk 2/6 and 18
dragon lockheed lightning F-5 foto recce plane.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on July 20, 2008, 10:56:58 am
a TWM fleet list

Please tell me your not a bus basher?  their stranger than train spotters lol
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on July 20, 2008, 11:15:01 am
From Mr. Fontaine - Several Revell PGM-84 hulls and some fittings. Will definitely see see a project out of these!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on July 20, 2008, 01:18:33 pm
well, i just had a great day at the Sanicole Airshow this year, and i brought back some styrene and decals as souvenirs

-1/72 Hasegawa F-4F Phantom
-1/72 Italaerei Henschel HS126 (and no, its not an Italeri typo)
-1/48 F-16 Decals (markings for Belgian, Israeli and Egyptian Whiffs  ;D)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mike Wren on July 21, 2008, 04:30:19 am
a TWM fleet list

Please tell me your not a bus basher?  their stranger than train spotters lol

I was a surprised as you, martin...  :huh:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 21, 2008, 05:11:14 am
a TWM fleet list

Please tell me your not a bus basher?  their stranger than train spotters lol

yeah but unlike a/c spotters they don't end up in greek prisons.

naw, i'm no bus nut. i just look like one and have an airfix 1/32 bus thingy in the stash.  :wacko:

this morning's additions....

humbrol #168 hemp!
RoG 1/76 Kfz.70 Krupp Protze and 37mm Pak
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on July 21, 2008, 10:11:35 am
Nice haul arrived with the postie today:

From the ebay fairy:

1/72 Fujimi Phantom FG.1 'Silver Jubiliee'
1/48 Italeri Tornado ADV


Kit trades from ARC:

1/72 Fujimi TA-4J/F Skyhawk
1/144 Revell Harrier GR.7
1/144 Revell F-14A
1/48 Airfix Hawk 100
1/48 Airfix Jaguar GR.3
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on July 21, 2008, 02:36:10 pm
naw, i'm no bus nut. i just look like one

Theres no answer to that one LOL
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on July 21, 2008, 08:21:03 pm
Courtesy of Craig the Sequoia Ranger:

Matchbox 1:72 P-51D to be brutally hacked up into an incarnation of Dago Red and

Novo/Frog 1:72 Bearcat. Yum................. :wub: :wub: :wub:

Seriously quick delivery dude! And here I am, still waiting for a package from Great Models Webstore that was meant to be sent around July 7....
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 22, 2008, 02:21:44 am
naw, i'm no bus nut. i just look like one

Theres no answer to that one LOL

OGL! lost for words, you are funnin' me!

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on July 22, 2008, 04:31:19 am
Airfix F-86D off ebay rolled up yesterday, destined to be seriously hacked about into an Avro Archer. Sod's Law in operation: all the bits I want to replace are moulded integrally, and all the bits I would've preferred integral are separate... :rolleyes:

Nice little kit BTW, if anyone wants a straight 'dog.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on July 22, 2008, 12:23:23 pm
Arrived last weekend, but only collected from the PO this morning, a Hasegawa (Limited Issue) Ju87B courtesy of our friend Mr. Aeroplane Driver - a swap for a Monogram 1:48 F-5E.

Thanks Nick  :thumbsup:

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 23, 2008, 04:46:20 am
hmm, something to interest our canuck's.....

a 2003 RFU Hong Kong Sevens shirt..... for the Canada team :wacko: never mind the pucks!  :wacko:

also, a vail / beaver creek long sleeved shirt gray, one for the M&AWC guys  :wacko:

haven't had the time to go model shopping yet!  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on July 23, 2008, 09:06:45 am
via Ebay
Academy Boeing B-50D.  possible RAF100 for this one.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on July 23, 2008, 10:22:10 am
Games Workshop High Elf Dragon, very cool kit  :thumbsup: ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on July 23, 2008, 05:14:13 pm
My accidental Iskra arrived today... :wub: :wub: :wub:

As per my post on Trainers with Teeth GB, I went to My Ebay to do something totally different, clicked on the wrong auction (a Novo FD.2 which I didn't win) by mistake, and then clicked on the "find similar auctions" by mistake AGAIN! And what popped up? A Master Craft Hobby Kits1/72nd scale PZL TS.11 Iskra 200, with no bids on it and 46 seconds to go. Not only is this a trainer that you don't see kits of every day, but it's the single-seat attack version to boot, with hardpoints and a 23mm! Cost? £3.85 including P&P.

It's a cracking little kit: nicely moulded and detailed, and has the option of single or twin seat versions, both with canopies that hinge (little kid Oooooh factor 10  ;D) It even has, wait for it, a detailed, 3-piece engine, even though there's no provision to see it when it's fitted! Only things I can see wrong now are abysmal crew figures (worst I've ever seen) and one or two sink marks in awkward places. The decals are crap too (a shame, since there's lots of them).

The Iglish on the instruction sheet is quite amusing:

"Construction - wings of double lifted construction, halfcrusted, endowed with ailerons, flaps with two chinks and aerodynamic brakes. The whole uplifted in chains on a trunk. Drive - one jest (sic) engine SO-3 or SO-3B of 981 daN. Armament - one steady 23mm gun at the front of trunk and nonguided missiles, guns, fuel tanks or bombs hanged on four underwing bounds."

 ;D

I will NOT be modifying this physically (although I'm tempted to find out how the bay opens in order to show off that engine) since it's quite obscure enough already, but I will probably do it in whiff colours of some small, possibly non-existent TPLAC.

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Daryl J. on July 23, 2008, 05:24:15 pm
A buncha dubya dubya eye stuff to complete Ye Olde Collection prior to The Move:

Fokker E.V
Fokker D.VII dual combo
Albatri D.III Weekend kits (2)
Junkers D.1
DH.4
BE2a
SE5A
Jenny

Only one of the D.VII's is slated for a scale build.    But all building stops for the next 3 months or more due to an impending move.


Daryl J.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on July 24, 2008, 07:33:01 pm
Nothing model related on the Birthday front this year, but I did get a package from Twobobs.

Xtradecal 1/48 Hawk in RAF Service-My second copy of this sheet, but since I used the ETPS decals on my Mig I naturally needed another.
Xtradecal 1/72 Gloster Meteor F.8-I may or may not build one of my Meteors with RW markings, but this sheet has some lovely markings for Whifs in RaAF service (616 Sqn Skyhawk anyone?)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on July 24, 2008, 08:13:24 pm
Mmmmmmmmmmm  ;D

High Planes 1:48 "Precious Metal" Griffon P-51D. To be whiffed, gents!

EDIT: oh my gosh, I REALLY can't wait to start this puppy! Hefty sprue attachment points, superthick plastic and flash EVERYWHERE but she looks stunning in the box.........will deal to her after my 1:72 Rare Bear I think (thanks Craig!  :drink:)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 25, 2008, 03:04:33 am
hmm, yesterday at antics' coventry.....  ;D  all 1/72 even the paint and the glue!

airfix RAF seaking
airfix sea fury FB11
RoG DH2
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on July 25, 2008, 01:42:10 pm
From Bex's kit sale one Huma Junkers EF128.. Cheers Bex!!!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on July 25, 2008, 02:08:29 pm
Succumbed to the dark side, Italeri 1/72 RQ-1B Predator.  Like I said before, damned pricey & I'm in the missus' dog house for paying a tenner for a thimble full of plastic.  Still, it'll be an easy build & a quick dry fit shows few problems, it'll be a good candidate for the weekend build if it goes ahead.  I'm pretty sure how I'll build it, one of two related schemes.....
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on July 25, 2008, 02:16:44 pm
Succumbed to the dark side, Italeri 1/72 RQ-1B Predator.  Like I said before, damned pricey & I'm in the missus' dog house for paying a tenner for a thimble full of plastic.  Still, it'll be an easy build & a quick dry fit shows few problems, it'll be a good candidate for the weekend build if it goes ahead.  I'm pretty sure how I'll build it, one of two related schemes.....

WWII Beaufighter scheme (like the current 19 Sqn Hawk in Spit colours) would be nice...   ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on July 25, 2008, 03:12:02 pm
Hadn't thought of that, not a bad idea.  I'll think about that one.  :ph34r:  Got me thinking further back as well, 39 Sqn first operated Be2's, hmmm, their 100th Anniversary coming up in 2016....
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: philp on July 25, 2008, 03:58:16 pm
Latest IPMS/USA Review kit arrived this week, the Revell ARC-170 snap, prepainted.  I already have one in the stash (traded 6 Leggs Eggs to a bloke in England, I kid you not) that I want to detail the interior, add landing gear, etc (might use the aftermarket set if I can get one or do my own) so my daughter might build this one or if she waits too long, I will just put it together.

I also got the TwoBobs decals for the Arctic Vipers (purchased) and the Chilean Vipers (Review, all 3 scales).  Need to pick up one of the Revell Raptors for the Arctic version and find someone who wants to trade 32nd Chilean for 72nd Polish ones.  Oh and someone who wants the 48th scale sheet.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Damian2 on July 25, 2008, 04:06:01 pm
Latest IPMS/USA Review kit arrived this week, the Revell ARC-170 snap, prepainted.  I already have one in the stash (traded 6 Leggs Eggs to a bloke in England, I kid you not) that I want to detail the interior, add landing gear, etc (might use the aftermarket set if I can get one or do my own) so my daughter might build this one or if she waits too long, I will just put it together.

I also got the TwoBobs decals for the Arctic Vipers (purchased) and the Chilean Vipers (Review, all 3 scales).  Need to pick up one of the Revell Raptors for the Arctic version and find someone who wants to trade 32nd Chilean for 72nd Polish ones.  Oh and someone who wants the 48th scale sheet.

If its for free I'll take the Chilean 48th sheet  :thumbsup:  ;D

D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: John Howling Mouse on July 25, 2008, 07:07:37 pm
My trio of 1:48 Viggens arrives so I can begin a couple of my projects for the Profiles GB.  From the LHS, I picked up a 1:48 Trumpeter MiG-3 "Late Version" and a 1935 Auburn BoatTail Speedster.... :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on July 25, 2008, 10:10:14 pm
FINALLY my monster package from Great Models Webstore - posted 9 July - arrived! Woo! AND just in time for my weekend.

Quickboost 1:48 OH-6A Cayuse conversion kit

Lindberg 1:48 Stearman PT-17
Heller 1:48 AS350 Squirrel firebomber
Classic Airframes 1:48 DH Vampire T.11 :thumbsup:
Trumpeter 1:32 Nanchang CJ-6a  :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on July 26, 2008, 04:54:59 am
Picked up a Italeri YB-35 the other day from Chestermoor, glad to see the box is smaller that the AMT one, now what can I use the spare props on..................................... ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 26, 2008, 12:32:48 pm
From a modell shop in the Windward Mall on Oahu Hasegawa 1/72 Kate and Tony at probably less then half the UK price  ;D

Both have marking options I havn't seen before in the UK
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Damian2 on July 26, 2008, 03:46:24 pm

1/72 Esci Merkava I


Hmm now that would make an EXCELLENT Olifant replament MBT for the SANDF my SAfrican buddy!

D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Daryl J. on July 26, 2008, 05:56:26 pm
So we're packing for a move which means The Stash is going into 18"X18"X16" boxes.    Hopefully I'm as generous with others as I've been with m'self.   :smiley:     There's not time to sell it off enough to make a difference either.


Daryl J.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on July 27, 2008, 01:52:01 am
Not anything I will receive for some time, but I wanted to post this just so everyone knows that this board isnt the only one with generous people with a true love for the hobby.

On Britmodeler.com GrahamS posted saying that he had 5 Airfix TSR.2s that were FREE to a good home, as long as the recipient paid postage and actually built it instead of throwing it on ebay.  He said the first 5 to PM him got one.  Well apparently I was number 3, so Graham will be sending me a TSR.2 for no more than postage  :o !  Given that these kits still go for $60+ on ebay, this is an example of a very generous modeler and someone who is more intersted in the building of models than making a quick buck. 

Hopefully when it arrives I can do him proud...I'm thinking a Lakenheath Eldorado Canyon machine....
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on July 27, 2008, 02:17:30 am
Did a grand tour today.... ;D

First up from Thorvic's stash:

1/72 Heller Noratlass
1/72 Airfix Short Skyvan

Then from Transport Models in Preston:

1/72 Revell Atlantic :wub:

Onwards to Pennine Models in Haworth:

1/72 Airfix Chieftan
1/72 Airfix SA Bulldog

On the homeward leg, Halifax Model World:

1/72 Esci Merkava I and some acrylics for my next few builds....

All finished off with a really good curry and good conversation whilst downing pints of Spitfire....

 :cheers:

Duncan

After actings as navigator for this tour (see i dont always do the driving)

From Transpot:-
Just paints and the latest SAM & SAMI

From Howarth:-
Matchbox F-5c/CF-116
Airfix Bren Gun Carrier

From HMW:-
New Revell Gannet 1/4  :wub:
SAMI book III of export tooms.

G
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on July 27, 2008, 12:05:30 pm
From the Cholsey Show today
Airfix F104G for the MiG21/F104 GB for the Cold War SIG
Airfix/MPM/Xtrakit/Whoever Meteor F8
Old Hasegawa F11 Tiger 'Blue Angels' Will wiff this one as an RAF machine
Hasegawa US air to air weapons kit
Hasegawa 'combo'  2 kits in one box - F11 Tiger and F9F Cougar - Both to be wiffed as FAA
What I thought was the bargin of the day, until I saw it was 48th scale - Hasegawa J7 Shinden - cost me a fiver so I guess it IS a bargin, but I am now looking to swap it for it's 72nd scale counterpart.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on July 27, 2008, 12:45:51 pm
Just picked up another YB-35 off EB for £25 including the postage, cool  ;D
It may end up Luftwaffe  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 28, 2008, 03:52:53 am
 :thumbsup: morning lancer-baby!  yeah that F-104 was nice! :thumbsup:

indeed it was fraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaantic at cholsey yesterday!

i came away with the following...... all 1/72! as far as i can recall..

2x airfix SH-2F's [Aeronavale and possibly a brazillian ]
1 airfix  F-6A [think McDD skyray....  :wacko: but FAA ]
1 valom P-75A [with a coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool  discount!]
1 RoG AKG52  :tornado: [stock.... ]
1 trumpter K-8 karakorum trainer [classilyfied but for RAF 100 build,   which sqn and which decal sheet! :wub: ]

also for a £5'er a made up shorts sea mew. [top secret but being stripped and photographed]  :wub:  :dalek:  :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on July 28, 2008, 09:36:07 am
A few arrivals in the post today. 

From a seller on ARC:

Monogram 1/48 A-37
Airfix 1/48 Seafire 46/47

From the ebay fairy:

Airfix 1/48 Spitfire 22/24

(Yes, I'm on a bit of a Griffon Spitfire thing at the moment.)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 28, 2008, 09:39:42 am
A few arrivals in the post today. 

Monogram 1/48 A-37
Airfix 1/48 Seafire 46/47
Airfix 1/48 Spitfire 22/24

(Yes, I'm on a bit of a Griffon Spitfire thing at the moment.)

me is thinking USMC SWPA 1944 or say a Japan '46 ground attacker [but in both cases armored glycol tank]  :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on July 28, 2008, 03:03:06 pm
Airfix 1/48 Seafire 46/47

Oooohhh, grunty!  The ultimate mark of Supermarines finest is one of my favourites, simply because of the contra-prop.  Looking forward to see what you do with this one!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on July 28, 2008, 09:11:08 pm
Tailboom 1:48 OH-6A/H-500C conversion set

And from AD a lovely Hobbycraft 1:48 P-35! Thanks dude! NEVER expected that! Hmm...........R/W, maybe silver........ :blink:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on July 29, 2008, 04:42:29 am
Two more 1/35 Tristar Storch's arrived today from the man with the red van so that means I can do all three diorama's I've got planned  ;D
hmm..............now need a Opel Blitz............................................................ :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on July 30, 2008, 09:38:29 am
A few goodies in the post today:

From Squadron:
Hobbyboss A-7P

From the ebay fairy:
Tamiya 1/48 F-16CJ-mostly assembled, dirt cheap. 
ProModeler 1/48 A-4F-sealed
Fujimi 1/72 Mig-21SMT
MPC Space: 1999 Hawk Interceptor


Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on July 30, 2008, 03:23:01 pm
Via Ebay a real memory of my childhood.

Matchbox Boeing P-12E.....built these by the dozen when i was a kid for some reason
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on July 31, 2008, 04:10:53 am
The reason you built the Matchbox P-12E was because it's beautiful.
Look good silver all over in RAF markings too.

Meanwhile:

1/48th Revell (Monogram) UH-1E Huey..real USMC Huey.
1/48th Hasegawa Jeep
1/48th Hasegawa F6F-5......which with the jeep will become part of a diorama portraying a scene from the John wayne film, "Flying Leathernecks" of 1951.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on July 31, 2008, 11:16:07 am
The reason you built the Matchbox P-12E was because it's beautiful.
Look good silver all over in RAF markings too.

Bloddy Telapaths!!!  LOL
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: elmayerle on July 31, 2008, 06:21:09 pm
Off Ebay - 1/48 Low-vis F-14D markings by Yellowhammer and 1/48 AIF USMC Harriers by Two-Bobs plus 1/72 Testors/Italieri Tornado IDS to be built in RAF markings and the remaining bits and decals going for a 1/72 Marineflieger Buccaneer.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on August 01, 2008, 09:08:00 am
the second part of my earlier order (with the 4 sukhoi's) was been cancelled since they store no longer had them in stock  >:(

to make up, i ordered some new kits to fill up my already oversized stash  :rolleyes:

all 1/72

for the upcoming Spitfire GB (i know its early, but better to be prepared  :banghead:)

- Spitfire Mk.V (revell)
- Spitfire Mk.XIIIc (academy)
- Spitfire Mk.XVI (heller)
- 2-bladed propeller (resin)

and for the rest

- Supermarine Walrus (revell)
- Fock Wulf Flitzer (revell)
- UH-34A (Hobbyboss)
- P-40B (academy)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on August 01, 2008, 09:42:19 am
A couple of additions today:

From a local ebayer, an Arifix Bristol Belvedere.  The plan is for a Brit-nam troop transport in a jungle camo.

From NEV, my OWGB prize, a beautiful Tamiya M151A2 Mutt with cargo trailer.  Nev has also made a new rule that I have to build it for next year's OWGB.  The only 1/35 kits I've ever built are a Tamiya Jeep and an Academy Mutt, so I love this little thing.  For a while now I've been thinking one would make a great resistance vehicle for the Dalek Wars with a honkin' big anti-dalek gun in the back. 

Thanks Nev!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: pyro-manic on August 01, 2008, 10:04:55 am
Just back from Poole, where I picked up:

1:72 Hasegawa Tigershark (going to be in 74 Sqn markings, with Skyflashes and Sidewinder Ls)
1:72 Revell Tornado GR.1 (lotsa ordnance!)
1:700 Trumpeter HMS Hood (1941)
3 pots of Tamiya paint.

I also got a Bandai 1:100 Master Grade Gundam GP01Fb model in the post today.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on August 01, 2008, 11:29:48 am
Over at Chestermoor again yesterday and picked up a 1/35 Opel Blitz, sorry a German 3-ton Truck, something to do with copy right and a 1/72 Big Beautiful Doll P-51 Mustang, both Tamiya.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on August 01, 2008, 09:59:19 pm
Dropped into the local Hobby Lobby today.  No model sales going on but they did have a Trupeter F-107 on the clearance rack for $5.  I got that along with a clamp and some #11 blades from the tool section that was on sale for 50% off.  All for under a tenner!

I also noticed that their jewelry & beading section has some nice modeling tools.  They had a very nice tweezer set for about $5 (5 different tweezers including sharp-nosed, angle, and two different cross-action.)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on August 02, 2008, 01:17:49 am
hmm, most notable thing about last nite's club meet was the heavy SIG presence.....

me, OGL, richard and thorvic.....  ;D

2 off RoG Do28 skyservant
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on August 02, 2008, 10:30:09 am
Three 1/144 kits - Academy F-4 Phantom, F-16 and F-15. No cockpits, but clear canopies. I think several will be used for parts for other kits.

I got them at a Hobby Lobby in Dubuque Iowa. We were there a couple of weeks ago, visiting my in-laws, and we mailed a bunch of stuff back by FedEx.

It would be nice to have a Hobby Lobby in California, but we're godless heathens to the Hobby Lobby folks, apparently.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on August 02, 2008, 10:41:52 am
just back from a trip down to Hendon...for the Museum and hannants.  Along with Thorvic, Overscan, TSRjoe and Misstriss Manerhiem.

Fron Hannants
Acadamey Hawker Tempest V
Dragon E100 (yes i brought a tank!!!)
Cromwell combat ready Rhino South African SPG.

From thorvic
Vosper Fast attack boat
Revell A-1E Skyraider
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Scooterman on August 02, 2008, 03:30:40 pm
1/48 Academy CH-53E.  Christ this thing is big.  $38 from Squadron.  Even with tax and postage it was still $40 cheaper than in the LHSs.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jschmus on August 02, 2008, 06:53:46 pm
From Hungate's at Greenbrier Mall - Lindberg 1/72 HH-3E Jolly Green Giant

From Debbie's RC World - a slew of Tamiya acrylics - Flat Brown, J.N. Green, J.N. Grey, J.A. Green, J.A. Grey, Sky, Light Sea Grey, Dark Sea Grey and Desert Yellow.  I've been goofing around with camo schemes, and I needed some different colors.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on August 03, 2008, 02:24:40 pm
MISB IMC 1:32 Bell JetRanger! Was gonna do it as the machine from Blue Thunder, but now thinking of R/W as the BIII my dad used to fly on ag work...
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on August 03, 2008, 03:18:54 pm
From Sprue Bros. - they were having a sale - a bunch of 1/144 planes:

Revell-Germany Mig-31 - This sucker is big!

Platz P-51D
Platz N1K2-J Shinden-Kai (early)
Platz P-47D

The Platz kits are fantastic; great decals, fantastic surface details (the cockpits are usually just a seat) and one or two build options. Each box comes with two kits, so one can be built OOB and the other Whiffed.

Frank
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on August 04, 2008, 01:47:35 am
Aquired off EB, an 1/72 A-Model Yak-28 and a 1/72 Zvezda Mig-31  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on August 04, 2008, 07:50:33 am
An Italeri 1/72  P-51 Mustang I "Razorback" was added to the stash today (the model is in fact more of a 1/72 A-36A Apache)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on August 04, 2008, 12:57:44 pm
Arrived today from the Great White North and the incredible generosity of one Mr Howling Mouse:

Republic of Texas custom decals in various scales

which are stunning and outstanding and amazingly well-printed!

Mr Howling Mouse, have you ever considered doing contract work for HobbyCraft?
;)
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on August 05, 2008, 04:26:09 am
Well my stash has increased, but only by a teeeny, tiny bit........

I missed the auction for a 1/72nd AN-72P in the UK, but I was pleased to find another one in the States for a very reasonable price, which I promptly snapped up. It arrived yesterday and.....

.....it's the 1/288th scale version that uses exactly the same box art. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

And yes, the dunce's hat is mine alone, because the vendor DID state the scale in his auction. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:


More hilarity: just saw this description of the aircraft on a website:

"An-72P - military transport turbojet aircraft of patrol service constructed by Antonov OKB. The aircraft provides the patrol service within 200 miles zone day and night, disclosure of disturcers of the peace, air desant, determination of ships, launching of uncontrollable missles  and throwing down of bombs with calibre of 100 kg. "

 ;D

Title: My stash just grew again thanks to the profile pages on here....
Post by: TsrJoe on August 05, 2008, 10:12:02 am
had a lunchtime looksee today into my local hobby store where i noticed the new Zvezda Peyakolev Pe.8...i got to thinking what to do with it (apart from building it as the aircraft Molotov arrived at Leuchars in!) when i recalled 'mav's profile of a Finnish transport example... another added to the 'to build' pile...whilst there i also spotted the Italeri A.10 Thunderbolt and AH.1W Cobra, again recalling the profiles recently posted on here those also were added to the pile, waaaaa...lol... and just because i needed some model filler... i soo love this forum  :blink:

cheers, Joe
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on August 05, 2008, 10:13:09 am
Litteral translations to English can be hilarious sometimes... :lol:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on August 05, 2008, 11:33:01 am
Litteral translations to English can be hilarious sometimes... :lol:

Particularly when they have no English speaker to check it with.........

http://livenews.com.au/Articles/2008/07/17/Chinese_restaurant_takes_the_cake_for_naming_error

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on August 05, 2008, 02:53:39 pm
from Ebay. Italeri Caproni CA-311
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on August 05, 2008, 03:08:31 pm
Having found that the Gladiator is utterly useless (other than the decals), it's going in the junk box. 

You're not kidding, it's garbage  :o  I just bought one but I don't remember the kit being like this before (was a long time ago though) and I think it had a seperate pilot figure, not this 'Frog' style of pilot' head moulded into the fuselage halves.  In fact this kit doesn't even have location pins on the fuselage halves, is anyone sure it is actually the 'old' Airfix kit and not some other manufacturers kit reboxed like where the Fulmar and Sea Fury has come from.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on August 05, 2008, 06:06:52 pm
Well my stash has increased, but only by a teeeny, tiny bit........

I missed the auction for a 1/72nd AN-72P in the UK, but I was pleased to find another one in the States for a very reasonable price, which I promptly snapped up. It arrived yesterday and.....

.....it's the 1/288th scale version that uses exactly the same box art. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

And yes, the dunce's hat is mine alone, because the vendor DID state the scale in his auction. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:


More hilarity: just saw this description of the aircraft on a website:

"An-72P - military transport turbojet aircraft of patrol service constructed by Antonov OKB. The aircraft provides the patrol service within 200 miles zone day and night, disclosure of disturcers of the peace, air desant, determination of ships, launching of uncontrollable missles  and throwing down of bombs with calibre of 100 kg. "

 ;D



Just got a chance to have a proper look at this kit - what a swizz! It's boxed as an AN-72P (maritime patrol version), with appropriate artwork, but the only concession the actual kit makes to that is an extra clear blister for the cockpit side: no 23mm gunpod, no bulged u/c fairing, no 57mm rocket pods, nothing!  >:( >:( >:(

Also, does anyone have any idea why it has SIX cockpit glazings (of at least two different shapes) on one sprue, together with what looks like a clear nose cone? As far as I know, there is NO variation in the AN-72's cockpit windows from one version to another, and no clear nose option either. :huh: :huh: :huh:

EDIT: oh I get it - the same 1/288th range has an AN-24, AN-26, AN-30 and AN-74 in it. I bet they make the glazings for ALL of them on one sprue, since they're so small. Pity they don't tell you which is which though....... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on August 05, 2008, 06:39:42 pm

EDIT: oh I get it - the same 1/288th range has an AN-24, AN-26, AN-30 and AN-74 in it. I bet they make the glazings for ALL of them on one sprue, since they're so small. Pity they don't tell you which is which though....... :rolleyes:

I have every kit in that series; you can figure out what goes where by looking at the boxtops, and they do build up nicely. They're also good fodder for a scaleorama to 1/350.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: elmayerle on August 05, 2008, 07:21:43 pm
Off Egay, a couple of the Heller 1/72 Harrier T.4 kits.  One will become a T.4a in RAuxAF markings and the other will get mod'd into either a TAV-8C or my take on what the T,8N should've been, with a radar nose from the original Maritime Harrier proposal (likely taken from an aold Airfix NA.39 that I'm removing the intakes from as part of an effort to convert either a Forg or Matchbox S.2 back to a S.1.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on August 05, 2008, 07:43:21 pm
Arrived today from my friend Steve Gardner, one Cammett Nimrod AEW conversion
Title: Re: My stash just grew again thanks to the profile pages on here....
Post by: Maverick on August 05, 2008, 10:02:32 pm
Hey Joe,

I wasn't aware of any Pe-8s done in profiles (much less from me)?? :o >:( :blink:

Glad to be of service with the others tho.  I'll be visiting my own LHS fairly soon as I'm finally getting my car sorted (yayyy).  I've got a funny feeling I'll be looking around for Finnish & SAAF whiffery.

Regards,

Mav
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on August 06, 2008, 12:50:15 am
Arc 3371 did some Pe-8s on his thread here:

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,17429.90.html
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on August 06, 2008, 12:54:53 am
Cheap job lot of variously started or bits-missing (mostly decals) kits from ebay (all 1/72nd):

2 x Airfix BAe Hawks
Airfix Hawker Seahawk
Matchbox Jaguar (early, inaccurate and interesting  ;D)
Frog Gannet (never had an old Frog job before: NO u/c bays, head-on-a-plate cockpits.... :o)
Novo Sea Fury
Airfix Firefly


Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: TsrJoe on August 06, 2008, 01:50:40 am
oops my apologies  :blink:...yip the Peyakolevs were 'arc's, def going to look sweet in plastic tho however..a really nice kit.. :wub:

cheers, Joe
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 06, 2008, 07:20:58 am
Arrived back from hols today and awaiting me (kindly taken in by my next door neighbour) was MPM/Special Hobby. P40F - short tail.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on August 06, 2008, 11:42:55 am
From Phil P, some nice B-17 decals that will eventually find their way onto an 8th Air Force B-27 Lancaster.  Thanks Phil!!  I'm on the lookout for something suitable to send your way.

From the ebay fairy, a nice $3 1/48 Monogram AV-8B.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on August 06, 2008, 12:55:48 pm
The Airfix Gladiator IS the original....remember we're talking a '50s issue here.
The other 1/72nd Glads have been Heller, Frog and Matchbox.
My favourite was the Matchbox one.
The Airfix Gladiator does fit together surprisingly well, though, so THINK WW1, that's what I'm doing.
The Airfix decal sheet is innacurate and garbage.

From Modelzone in Sheffield:

3 x 1/48th Revell(Monogram) B-25J Mitchell..glass-nosed, although one of the decal options has the nose painted over and filled with machine guns. Got a photo and painting of this beauty too :o  £10 each :thumbsup:
They'll possibly be REAL (aaaarrrggghhhh :banghead: :banghead:) but I hope one'll possibly be whiffed. But I might be subtle (what ME!!!) and do a RAF one with interesting nose art. Just to confuse, you know. And with a total bullshit write-up, nonody will realise, eh? :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on August 06, 2008, 12:56:48 pm
Oh, I also bought a Dragon ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on August 06, 2008, 04:16:09 pm
A kit of Dragon I'm guessing rather than a Dragon kit???  Games Workshop jobbie?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: elmayerle on August 06, 2008, 06:12:26 pm
A couple off EBay,a 1/72 Matchbox Jaguar for the weapons, not sure what I'll do with the rest of the kit, and a 1/72 Revell Huneter F.6 to be built in a yet to be determined scheme.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on August 06, 2008, 07:52:35 pm
A kit of Dragon I'm guessing rather than a Dragon kit???  Games Workshop jobbie?

Or perhaps an actual Norwegian Ridgeback.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on August 07, 2008, 02:01:09 am
 :tank: :lol: :lol: :lol: :tank: :lol: :lol: :lol: :tank:

Not Games Workshop......far too bloody expensive.

Nope, in the various fantasy plastic figures (etc!!) that tie up with films, there's lots of strange things and "I picked up a rather animated fierce looking creature"....makes a slight change from the wife....and then bought the dragon :lol: :lol:

It'll have Swedish markings, of course. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 07, 2008, 04:45:14 am
:tank: :lol: :lol: :lol: :tank: :lol: :lol: :lol: :tank:

Not Games Workshop......far too bloody expensive.

Nope, in the various fantasy plastic figures (etc!!) that tie up with films, there's lots of strange things and "I picked up a rather animated fierce looking creature"....makes a slight change from the wife....and then bought the dragon :lol: :lol:

It'll have Swedish markings, of course. :thumbsup:

The personal Dragon of Noggin the Nog perchance ?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on August 07, 2008, 08:50:53 am
Could be the Soup Dragon  :thumbsup: ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: elmayerle on August 07, 2008, 09:08:58 am
A Chinese Imperial from The King's Dragon and its sequels?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on August 07, 2008, 09:20:01 am
Could be the Soup Dragon  :thumbsup: ;D ;D

Mmmmm....green soup and blue string pudding.  Yum!!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on August 07, 2008, 09:57:46 am
Meanwhile as daughter is now frakking decoratng  :banghead: :banghead: I went to Midland Counties at Hinckley...only it ain't there! poo-poo!! It's moved!!
So round to talk to Simon in the model shop, and Sainsbury's have bought the site so he's moving too. Nothing there of interest either.
So, off to the pub to buy something else...food + liquid.

Meanwhile....Dragon...will appear at  Avon.

Meanwhile...get the thread on track or the chappies in charge will be delivering slaps on wrists!! :drink:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on August 07, 2008, 11:03:13 am
Im told Midland counties have relocated to Nottingham Rad. and they are no longer open to the public...its just a distubtion centre now. (rumor has it operated by a contractor)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on August 07, 2008, 12:21:25 pm
Could it be a D R A K E N  ?

Anyhoos, just pre-ordered from the BIG H the Airfix 1:48 TSR2 and Canberra B2/6/20..... Just hope Hannants will scale-up their two Xtradecal sheets for TSR2 and that somebody will do resin drop-tanks etc.

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on August 07, 2008, 01:56:41 pm
Ian,

Hannants are doing three TSR.2 decal sheets. They're avaiable for pre-order now.

http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/index.php?CATEGORY=&DIVISION=&MANUFACTURER=&CODE=&TYPE=&SCALE=1%3A48&KEYWORD=tsr.2&NUMPERPAGE=25&order%5B%5D=arrived+desc&order%5B%5D=code+asc (http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/index.php?CATEGORY=&DIVISION=&MANUFACTURER=&CODE=&TYPE=&SCALE=1%3A48&KEYWORD=tsr.2&NUMPERPAGE=25&order%5B%5D=arrived+desc&order%5B%5D=code+asc)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on August 07, 2008, 06:48:17 pm
Thanx Nick..... just gone back and ordered all three !

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on August 07, 2008, 11:27:38 pm

all 1/72

for the upcoming Spitfire GB (i know its early, but better to be prepared  :banghead:)

- Spitfire Mk.V (revell)
- Spitfire Mk.XIIIc (academy)
- Spitfire Mk.XVI (heller)
- 2-bladed propeller (resin)

and for the rest

- Supermarine Walrus (revell)
- Fock Wulf Flitzer (revell)
- UH-34A (Hobbyboss)
- P-40B (academy)

order has arrived today, but since the stash here is already oversized, im not gonna buy any more models for a while.
atleast until the stash here is drasticly reduced  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on August 08, 2008, 08:00:31 am
Called in Kitbox in Whitley Bay today and got a Eduard 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf-108 and then on the way home popped into a small shop in Stanley and bought a Airfix 1/72 Meteor.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on August 08, 2008, 12:04:29 pm
1/48th Italeri (AMT) A-20B Boston
1/48th Revell (AMT, Italeri) A-20G/J Boston.

Both to be real; both RAF.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jschmus on August 08, 2008, 04:32:34 pm
I went to the IPMS Nats in Virginia Beach this afternoon.  This was my first time at a big model show.  I'll be posting my photos later, but this thread is just for acquisitions, and I cleaned up.

All 1/72

Emhar F3H Demon
Hasegawa Aircraft Weapons I: US Bombs and Rocket Launchers
Hasegawa OV-1 Mohawk (bagged without decals or instructions)
Heller Alphajet
Heller Saab J21A
Humbrol Harrier TM4
Revell Yak-38 Forger

plus 2 anonymous bagged kits, without decals or instructions

OV-10 Bronco (molded in olive drab)
Lysander (grey plastic, bag labeled Made in England; Airfix, maybe?)

I also picked up a sheet of 1/72 decals from a new outfit called Possum Werks, which is, incidentally, run by a gentleman who used to work at the Hobby Town in Pineville, NC.  The decals are for four B-24Ds which took part in the Ploesti raid of 1943.  I don't own a 1/72 Liberator, or indeed any large four-engined bombers, but the decals look nice, and maybe I can co-opt them for some other project. 
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on August 08, 2008, 06:18:04 pm
Mmmmm, Saab J21!  What's the Heller kit like?  I'd like to get hold of the J21R especially, if I can find it.

With the Lizzie, if it's grey sprue, it's most likely Airfix, possibly one of the FROG Spawn.  The Matchbox has the good old multi colour sprue, brown & green.  Easiest way to tell, the Airfix kit has a spy!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on August 08, 2008, 06:34:13 pm
Jason, That Heller J-21 is a beauty of a kit! Goes together well and it's really finely molded.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Damian2 on August 09, 2008, 07:56:49 am
Got a Heller 1/48 F4U-7 for my SA Navy build pile :) Surprised by how nice the decals are and am now thinking of building a Frog F-4J hmmmm....

D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on August 09, 2008, 12:26:57 pm
Picked up the Airfix/MPM Pucara at Camberley this afternoon along with another bottle of accelerater and a couple more fine brushes. Was sorely tempted to get the JB Models/Airfix 105mm Light Gun as well, but I passed on it.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on August 09, 2008, 01:30:59 pm
Mmmmm, Saab J21!  What's the Heller kit like?  I'd like to get hold of the J21R especially, if I can find it.

The Heller kit is quite good Simon. Watch the u/c thou, its a bit flimsey. As for the J21R. Broplan do/did a vac form conversion. You can somethimes get it via the boys of the Swedish aircraft SIG. (thats were I got mine). Other wise give Aeroclub a try, they seem to be the UK importer for Broplan.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: elmayerle on August 09, 2008, 07:06:03 pm
Off e-Bay, a 1/48 Airfix Buccaneer S.2B with Pavla interior, Paragon wieghted tires, and Airwaves wing fold detail.  Also in the mail off e-Bay, the Two-Bobs 1/48 "Fighting Omars" decal sheet.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on August 10, 2008, 06:24:47 am
As an addendum to the Ju87B that I swapped with Nick the Aeroplane Driver I just won two (rare) decal sheets off eBay; one a CAM sheet that I've NEVER seen before and one Eagle Strike which I've only ever seen in an on-line catalogue.

Also

An Academy 1:48 MiG 29A for just £7.50 ($15.00 US) including postage :party: - Now that is going to be Whiffed !

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jschmus on August 10, 2008, 01:40:28 pm
I almost forgot.  One of the vendors at the Nats gave me an empty box.  The gentleman buys up collections and then sells the contents piecemeal.  He had a big lot of vintage Hawk models.  I saw a Swift in the lot and grabbed the box.  It proved to be empty.  I asked the vendor, and he told me that he doesn't inspect the things he buys, so he didn't know.  As a consolation, he gave me the box.  He did say that he might have one back in the shop in NJ, and that he'd honor the con price if I contacted him.  The con price was $4 or 5, so it might be worth it.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on August 11, 2008, 12:13:28 pm
Picked up the Airfix/MPM Pucara at Camberley this afternoon along with another bottle of accelerater and a couple more fine brushes. Was sorely tempted to get the JB Models/Airfix 105mm Light Gun as well, but I passed on it.

An LHS near me is selling them off for £3.62 each on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/JB-Models-1-76-105mm-Light-Gun-L118-M119-OFFER-2-in-box_W0QQitemZ160270680695QQihZ006QQcategoryZ1189QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

If that's still too much for you and you only want one gun then I'll go halves on one with you and split it: the kit contains two guns.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on August 13, 2008, 01:10:03 am
Hobbycraft Su-17 off evilbay, mainly to see if the swing wings will fit on another project.

Now here's a very curious thing:

The kit clearly builds a two-seater "-17U" in another boxing because it has a 2-place cockpit tub, two fuselage cut-outs, and a separate spine. The spine is on a small auxilliary sprue, which seems logical. However, also on that sprue are:

A: 2 x AA-2 Atolls plus rails (which you'd think were generic to all versions)

B: Four pieces, unlisted on the instructions, which seem to make up a small, drum-shaped turret with a 3-barrelled Gatling gun in it!!!!!! :blink: :blink:

The ONLY thing I can think of with such a turret is a USMC Sea Cobra, so the question is: why on Earth would you, under any circumstances, put minor parts for an American gunship helicopter on the same sprue as the spine of a Russian jet fighter?  :unsure: :unsure: :unsure:



(Not that I'm even slightly upset to get a free extra turret, you understand..... :wacko:)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: McGreig on August 13, 2008, 06:11:46 am
Hobbycraft Su-17 off evilbay - The kit clearly builds a two-seater "-17U" in another boxing because it has a 2-place cockpit tub, two fuselage cut-outs, and a separate spine. The spine is on a small auxilliary sprue - also on that sprue are Four pieces, unlisted on the instructions, which seem to make up a small, drum-shaped turret with a 3-barrelled Gatling gun in it!!!!!!

I'm baffled - I have both Hobbycraft Fitters, but they're boxed as the "Su-22 Fitter-F" and the (extremely inaccurate) "Su-22U Fitter-E", not the Su-17. Also, there is no common fuselage or separate spine as the kits each have their own fuselage moulding.

I can't lay my hands on my Bilek/Italeri kits and a quick look at my Smer (ex-Pantera?) Su-22 failed to turn up the turret parts, but could they be intended to fit into the front of an underwing gunpod - the Russians do have gunpods where the guns are flexible, not fixed?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on August 13, 2008, 08:59:35 am
Hobbycraft Su-17 off evilbay - The kit clearly builds a two-seater "-17U" in another boxing because it has a 2-place cockpit tub, two fuselage cut-outs, and a separate spine. The spine is on a small auxilliary sprue - also on that sprue are Four pieces, unlisted on the instructions, which seem to make up a small, drum-shaped turret with a 3-barrelled Gatling gun in it!!!!!!

I'm baffled - I have both Hobbycraft Fitters, but they're boxed as the "Su-22 Fitter-F" and the (extremely inaccurate) "Su-22U Fitter-E", not the Su-17. Also, there is no common fuselage or separate spine as the kits each have their own fuselage moulding.

I can't lay my hands on my Bilek/Italeri kits and a quick look at my Smer (ex-Pantera?) Su-22 failed to turn up the turret parts, but could they be intended to fit into the front of an underwing gunpod - the Russians do have gunpods where the guns are flexible, not fixed?

Sorry, my bad: it's Mastercraft, not Hobbycraft. This one: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=280251112262&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=018

As far as I know, the Russians don't have a three-barrelled gatling, and neither of the flexible gunpods I know about have a turret as such.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on August 13, 2008, 10:54:44 am
Picked up a 1/35 AFV Club M548A1 Cargo carrier, it's going to get converted in to a M752 Self-Propelled Lance missile launcher. ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Damian2 on August 13, 2008, 02:03:28 pm
In 1/48:

10 x Mav Decals "cookie cutter" new SAAF roundels for my MiG and "another project"

1 x Mav Decals sheet for SAAF Mustangs in Korea including Patsy Dawn, Sexy, Monkey II and Shy Talk needless to say my P-47N now has markings :)

D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on August 13, 2008, 07:42:18 pm
Another Airfix Mosquito from ebay!

Couldn't you just save yourself a lot of trouble by putting a cover-all post up that says "EVERY Mosquito on Ebay"?  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on August 13, 2008, 07:45:48 pm
From ebay: two-and-a-bit accessory sprues from Airfix Hawks, for the princely sum of £0.30 (plus £1-odd postage  :rolleyes:). Since I've already picked up two more Hawks in a job lot, this means that I am now replete with Matra pods, bombs and ADEN gunpods....... :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on August 13, 2008, 08:06:45 pm
Several packages today via the ebay fairy:

Box 1.
1/72 Italeri F-100D
1/72 Italeri F-100F

Box 2
1/48 Monogram AV-8B
1/48 Monogram F-14A
1/72 Monogram F-15E

All 5 unopened.

Box 3
1/48 Monogram F-15C
1/48 Monogram F-18C-this last one is a little annoying since the seller cut the box up so it could be squashed down and taped back together to make the two kits fit in the Coke 12-pack bos he shipped them in.  I haven't had a chance to check the kit yet to see if anything is damaged.  :angry:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 14, 2008, 03:27:03 am
Picked up a 1/35 AFV Club M548A1 Cargo carrier, it's going to get converted in to a M752 Self-Propelled Lance missile launcher. ;D

Have you told Lance you plan on putting him into space  ;D

Probably need to reinforce the suspension  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on August 14, 2008, 06:23:29 am
Over at Chestermoor this morning and picked up a Jeep and a Kubelwagen, both 1/35 scale and both by Tamiya, going to get used in a couple of dioramas ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on August 14, 2008, 07:01:08 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v51/Norsk01/b47.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v51/Norsk01/lacross.jpg)

Ive been after this Lacrosse kit for quite awhile....the B-47  Antiflash white and pink roundels ???or....................................................................... :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on August 14, 2008, 10:46:45 am
Meanwhile, should Lance prepare for launch?
Should he polish his pate to lesson friction?
Only time will tell :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on August 14, 2008, 02:59:15 pm
Picked up a 1/35 AFV Club M548A1 Cargo carrier, it's going to get converted in to a M752 Self-Propelled Lance missile launcher. ;D

Have you told Lance you plan on putting him into space  ;D

Probably need to reinforce the suspension  :rolleyes:
You Cheeky git!!!!!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on August 14, 2008, 04:19:32 pm
Picked up a 1/35 AFV Club M548A1 Cargo carrier, it's going to get converted in to a M752 Self-Propelled Lance missile launcher. ;D

Have you told Lance you plan on putting him into space  ;D

Probably need to reinforce the suspension  :rolleyes:

With Narses providing the propulsion via organic chemisty....

G
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Damian2 on August 14, 2008, 04:40:00 pm
Forgot to add:

1 x Sea King
1 x UH-60
0.5 x CH-46

All care of our own infragable JJF all to be kit bashed into a SH-360

 :cheers:
D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on August 14, 2008, 04:43:47 pm
... ... ... all to be kit bashed into a SH-360

I like that description.  It combines both model numbers into one designation.  Now you need to find a suitable name for it since Sea King and Sea Hawk are taken and it is certainly not a Black Hawk so what can we name this new bird that is going to rise out of the scrap parts? 
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Damian2 on August 14, 2008, 05:25:17 pm
... ... ... all to be kit bashed into a SH-360

I like that description.  It combines both model numbers into one designation.  Now you need to find a suitable name for it since Sea King and Sea Hawk are taken and it is certainly not a Black Hawk so what can we name this new bird that is going to rise out of the scrap parts? 

SH-360 King Hawk :P

D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on August 14, 2008, 08:26:36 pm
 ;D Hobbycraft 1:48 Hawker Sea Fury F.B. Mk.II.

Hmm. Mark 2. That doesn't sound right..................................... :drink:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on August 15, 2008, 01:09:49 am
1. Two UBK-23 gunpods courtesy of Pyromanic, swapped for a pair of Red Tops -  :thumbsup:

2. Two JB Models Saladin armoured cars. Don't know what I want them for yet, but I do know I want them.... :wub: :wub: :wub:

BTW, the seller is a LHS who are selling other JB stuff off cheap: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Peakdale-Models-and-Collectables
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on August 15, 2008, 04:02:38 am
Broken my 1/72nd rule....... :rolleyes:

I don't normally announce ebay buys before they role up, but I can't keep this one quiet: 1/32nd Glencoe McDonnel XV-1 Convertiplane for a tenner.... ;D

It's definitely going to be turboshafted, probably using 1/72nd jet fighter intakes. My first thought was Vietnam-gunship, but since I have NO 1/32nd spares, acquiring the extra kit could get expensive. So now I'm thinking Vietnam FAC-bird, Cessna O-2-style: all white scheme with just a couple of smoke rockets and maybe a wheeled u/c.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on August 15, 2008, 06:39:10 am
2 new models added to the stash today  ;D

-1/72 Airfix Spitfire Mk.1a
-1/72 Revell P-38J/M lightning (verry nice with engines  :lol:, 1991 boxing)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: elmayerle on August 15, 2008, 09:25:35 am
Off eBay, 1/48 Monogram AV-8B with a TAV-8B conversion kit with it.  I'd figured that, for the price, it was the Maintrack conversion, I was wrong, it was a conversion by Scalecast.  I can now say that I have every TAV-8B/Harrier T.10 conversion except Heritage Aviation's one.  I do need to by that one to do a complete comparison, don't I? :D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on August 15, 2008, 12:31:53 pm
More ebayness:

1. Another Airfix Gnat T1,

2. AT LAST - a pair of Airfix Whirlwinds, in one tatty box, with one canopy missing, for a sensible price. I was beginning to think me and Whirlwinds were doooooooomed....... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on August 16, 2008, 02:17:21 pm
Well, whilst on the family holibobs in Norfolk, went to Lowestoft for the day.  Whilst the family were on the beach, "I'm going for a walk dear", and blow me, you wouldn't believe it, but 45 minutes later I was standing outside the Hannants warehouse! :D

Anyway, an hours frantic ogling later and I had to restrict my purchases to:

Hasegawa 1/48 T-4.  This is the one with the Cartograph decal sheet for EVERY unit that operates the T-4, mana from heaven for the whiffer.  Was the last one on the shelf too, YES!!!! :)

Hasegawa 1/48 JGSDF AH-64.  Now that Japan have cancelled their order of 60 Apaches after only 12 were delivered, it appears that Hannants have more of them than do the JGSDF :D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on August 16, 2008, 04:20:30 pm
1/144 scale modeling is an addiction, and I gotta feed the monkey. From Megahobby:

1/144 Academy B-58A Hustler - definitely not going to be built real world.
1/144 Arii P-63A King Cobra
1/144 Trumpeter YF-23 - dirt cheap and really nice!
1/144 Arii RA-5C Vigilante. It may get cross pollinated with the Revell Mig-31.

1/288 Antonov An-24 Eastern Express
1/288 Antonov An-26 Eastern Express - both kits have nice turboprops for other projects in 1/350 or small turboprops in 1/144
 
"1/864" UFO from Light Force - comes with a multi-colored LED light circuit
TR-3-E UFO also from Light Force. No lights, but lightable. I only got it because it was on sale for half price. I don't know what I'll do with it, yet.

1/380 Hawaiian Pilot cargo ship from Revell-Germany. Torn box, so it was only $10.



Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on August 16, 2008, 04:47:23 pm
1/144 scale modeling is an addiction, and I gotta feed the monkey. From Megahobby:
1/144 Academy B-58A Hustler - definitely not going to be built real world.
1/144 Arii P-63A King Cobra
1/144 Trumpeter YF-23 - dirt cheap and really nice!
1/144 Arii RA-5C Vigilante. It may get cross pollinated with the Revell Mig-31.

With all of these 1/144th scale kits, you are going to be in need of some weapons.  There is a guy on ARC right now that is trying to get rid of a bunch of 1/144th scale weapons.  Here is the link: WTT  A bevy of 1/144 weapons! (Josh1971) (http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=157535)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 17, 2008, 01:16:26 am
Well, whilst on the family holibobs in Norfolk, went to Lowestoft for the day.  Whilst the family were on the beach, "I'm going for a walk dear", and blow me, you wouldn't believe it, but 45 minutes later I was standing outside the Hannants warehouse! :D

Point of clarification Nev - are you allowed to stroll around the warehouse ? Only someone told me that you could only look at a small "retail" shop they have ?

If it's the warehouse then I can see what I'm getting myself for my birthday  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Geoff on August 17, 2008, 04:26:33 am
Picked up a Trump Su-15 Flagon A in Hull, its got the standard NMF for IA-PVO a/c and a red upper surfaces scheme for an airdisplay.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on August 17, 2008, 06:06:53 am
Point of clarification Nev - are you allowed to stroll around the warehouse ? Only someone told me that you could only look at a small "retail" shop they have ?

If it's the warehouse then I can see what I'm getting myself for my birthday  :thumbsup:

Yep, you have to sign in when you walk in the door, but then you're free to stroll up and down the aisles.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on August 17, 2008, 06:25:34 am
Is there a time limit of how long you can stay or do they just lock you in on a night ?  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 17, 2008, 07:52:05 am
Point of clarification Nev - are you allowed to stroll around the warehouse ? Only someone told me that you could only look at a small "retail" shop they have ?

If it's the warehouse then I can see what I'm getting myself for my birthday  :thumbsup:

Yep, you have to sign in when you walk in the door, but then you're free to stroll up and down the aisles.

 Thanks Nev, I'll probably take a day trip now and re-stock the resin - Ohhhhh - maybe I should take the bank manager  (if they still exist ?)  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on August 17, 2008, 01:47:48 pm
From todays show at Yate (the IPMS AVON bash)

Frog Martin Maryland.
Novo Martin Baltimore
Pegasus Supermarine Spitfull F14
Pegasus SAAB 105C
Czech master Blohm und Voss P208.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jschmus on August 17, 2008, 04:04:41 pm
Today my stepmother presented me with what my brother calls a "bribe"

Academy 1/288 Space Shuttle with 747 carrier aircraft

I'm not sure what I'll do with it, if anything.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on August 18, 2008, 03:16:17 am
Ideas:

All Black USAF shuttle.  When the base was built at Vandenburg, the Russians were particularly worried that the Shuttle might be used for delivering nuclear weapons, maybe add a bucket of instant sunshine as a payload.

Moonraker markings from the Bond film?

Convert it to a conventional cargo aircraft, high wing, loading ramp?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 18, 2008, 07:07:05 am
Frog Martin Maryland.
Novo Martin Baltimore

After reading this months MAM I've suddenly developed an urge to build a Maryland and Baltimore as well.

Anyway popped into MZ at Holborn while on the way to the British Museum (Hadrian Exhibition, very good) and picked up a HobbyBoss F-86 for my profile build plus in the middle of the Manager's Offers there was a Tamiya 1/48 KV-II looking all lonely. so I snapped it up at half price.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on August 18, 2008, 08:33:39 am
Just recieved from Hannants the TSR2 Pt 2 decal sheet for the 48th kit  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on August 18, 2008, 08:53:09 am
Just recieved from Hannants the TSR2 Pt 2 decal sheet for the 48th kit  :thumbsup:

They're available at TwoBobs too now.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on August 18, 2008, 11:08:26 am
Martin, give me a shout when you start the Spiteful as I can give you the correct sized tail surfaces and some better radiators.  In addition, chuck away the canopy or use it as a plug and get it vacformed.  The fuselage should continue up to the cockpit aperture, unlike the kit where there's a cut out.  Think Spitfire 16.

Nice one Lee I will bare all that in mind. :)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on August 18, 2008, 01:35:23 pm
I stopped by my LHS and also ran into Hobby Lobby today. 

In HL I got:

Minicraft 1/144 B727 w. US Postal Service decals-clearance table for $5
Wooden base for my HMS Scimitar
99c bag of little eyes for dolls-perfect for CIWS domes for Scimitar

From the LHS:

Dragon 1/200 Tu-95-something different from my usual subjects, but it was on sale for $9
Trumpeter 1/700 Flankers-to be fighters for the Scimitar
Eduard PE set for Fi103-clearance item for a $3-a few parts will end up on Scimitar
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on August 18, 2008, 08:44:48 pm
 ;D ;D x2 High Planes 1:72 Rare Bear canopies and decals - 1999 season. Loooootsa decals!!!!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on August 19, 2008, 01:31:15 am
From Yate, the Avon Show:

1/48th B-25 decals...I have several to build.
1/48th Pegasus Hobby Bf-109G...it'll be whiffed for my Crusader theme....
1/48th Pagasus Hobby V-2
1/72nd Airfix Bloodhound...for a RAF Phantom :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mike Wren on August 19, 2008, 05:17:50 am
for something completely different I bought a Tamiya 1/700 Kursk sub & a pack of Trumpeter 1/700 S-3 Vikings... the sub will be real but the S-3 won't be USN  :o

quite fancy doing some aircraft carriers too... chance (time) would be a fine thing...
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on August 19, 2008, 05:26:24 am
I speed read that & for a moment I thought you were going to kitbash the Kursk with S-3 wings. Compleltey mis-read it, but it sounds like a good idea! :ph34r:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on August 19, 2008, 05:44:53 am
hmm, and i haven't finished yet....

from a charity shop, also antics and recently elsewhere.....

airfix PBY-5A catalina [RAF Mk.IIIA] for £2.45p! [it will aid my nigerian navy catalina no end... ]
airfix shorts stirling [this is a real world one as i have a niece with the initials that are the 7 sqn option in the kit]
RoG repop of the A-1E/AD-5 skyraider [i feel a zwilling able dog in the offering....  :wacko: ]
academy 1/72 KC-97G [hush-hush HP project]
airfix E-3D/F sentry [something brazillian and no its NOT what you are thinking!]
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on August 19, 2008, 08:39:10 am
I've got fond memories of that Airfix Cat Trev, went to an airshow & saw a Catalina displaying when I was kid.  I pretty much fell in love with the aircraft & had to get the kit & it was one of my best attempts at the time.  If I saw it now I probably wouldn't think so, all gluey fingerprints, no filler & messy canopy, but I had fun!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: cthulhu77 on August 19, 2008, 06:52:52 pm
today:

bought 60 square feet of styrene, and the entire rack of Midwest formed styrene from a local store. Yipes.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on August 19, 2008, 09:12:54 pm
(http://www.siku.de/uploads/images/product/selection_detail_219_1.jpg)
Siku (http://www.siku.de/en/) 1/32nd scale die-cast metal and plastic snowmobile.  It was $3.50 plus sales tax.  I think I paid too much but finding a 1/32nd scale snowmobile around here is not easy. 
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on August 20, 2008, 12:16:26 am
"1/864" UFO from Light Force - comes with a multi-colored LED light circuit

Ohh Kaaayyyyyy - Now call me 'old Mr Skeptical' but how can we/you/they prove that it's 1:864.... where's the prototype and/or the plans - Area 57 I s'pose.... (Queue X-Files theme !)

Now I'm suffering a wee bit of a modelling-mid-life crisis.... finding m'self almost Whiffed-out, I've been buying loadsa decal sheets off eBay (especially for 1:48 P-51's - and I only have four in the stash). And now I have started migrating to 1:35 NOT AFV's (tanks) but half-tracks, trucks, towed AA/AT and figures, plus diorama bits and pieces. Just won an old Italeri Zundap motorcycle combo and a Tamiya 20mm Flak 38.... still looking for a Tamiya (towed) 37mm Flak though

 :tank:

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on August 20, 2008, 12:19:38 am
Picked up a Trump Su-15 Flagon A in Hull, its got the standard NMF for IA-PVO a/c and a red upper surfaces scheme for an airdisplay.

RAF Point-Defence Flight, Akritiri 1977 (Jubilee colours), right ? :wacko:

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on August 20, 2008, 04:30:53 am
A handful of 1/72nd OARS for the Viking Catalina (mot Sunderland, as I've got a PBY in the stash). I could use the Do-18 though, I suppose.
They were tea/coffee stirrers at AVON but ideal for 1/72nd oars. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on August 20, 2008, 08:24:27 am
i went with my parent to a stockshop in Handzame this afternoon looking for a fireplace for the new house.
in the end, i ended up with finding gold in them hills  ;D

-Revell 1/72 Beriev Be-6 "Madge"
-Revell 1/144 Tu-95 Bear-D

and by the looks of it, they have been on the shelf for quite a long time  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on August 20, 2008, 08:59:42 am
Hasn't Mav done some Be-6's, among them some in RAF Coastal Command colours?  If you get your skates on, you could enter it into the profiles build! ;D

Good finds! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on August 20, 2008, 10:09:54 am
Picked up a couple of cheap kits today, a Tiger Moth and a Lysander, both 1/32 Revell and both to be real also picked up a new can/bottle opener for when I go to Prague  :drink:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on August 20, 2008, 12:43:15 pm
"1/864" UFO from Light Force - comes with a multi-colored LED light circuit

Ohh Kaaayyyyyy - Now call me 'old Mr Skeptical' but how can we/you/they prove that it's 1:864.... where's the prototype and/or the plans - Area 57 I s'pose.... (Queue X-Files theme !)

That's why I put it in quotes. I'll just do a scalearama to whatever scale I want it to be. There are no obvious size references, so it could be microscopic (10000:1 scale) or enormous (1:10,000,000 scale).
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jschmus on August 20, 2008, 03:06:01 pm
From Black Knight:

the bits to build a 1/72 Blue Steel missile
decals for the Fuerzas Aereas de Argentina y Uruguay
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on August 20, 2008, 06:18:36 pm
From ebay;

Another Airfix Gnat (just to fill the box the first one of the other two came in, you understand....)

The Glencoe 1/32nd XV-1  :wub: :wub: :wub:

Definately going down the FAC route with this, but although the airframe is pretty good, the interior is poor and with all the glazing there's nowhere to hide. Add to that the FAC mods (replace rear bench seat with forward and offset observer with radio rack alongside) and, I'll need to do a fair bit of research and then a fair bit of scratchbuilding, so don't hold your breath for this one.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: elmayerle on August 20, 2008, 09:15:09 pm
Off eBay, 1/72 Matchbox A-10 and Squadron Mini-In-Action.  I'm rather tempted to follow the path of others here and take advantage of the design of the Matchbox kit's wing to do a navalized one; but I'm not sure whose Navy.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on August 21, 2008, 01:50:08 am
Off eBay, 1/72 Matchbox A-10 and Squadron Mini-In-Action.  I'm rather tempted to follow the path of others here and take advantage of the design of the Matchbox kit's wing to do a navalized one; but I'm not sure whose Navy.
Mexican, go on, she'll look great with their naval markings.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 21, 2008, 03:17:02 am
also picked up a new can/bottle opener for when I go to Prague  :drink:

Hope you bring enough for 3  :drink: ;D

Yesterdays purchases -

Revell (Matchbox ?) 1/72 Do 28. Thinking RAF Germany liason or maybe a FAA "Admiral's Barge"
Revell 1/72 Fairey Gannet - will be real, frees my Trump one up to WIF

The New Tool Tamiya 1/48 scale Zero. Theyv'e done this in honour of the 50th aniversary of the Japanese plastic kit industry and she is an absolute stunner  :wub: Will be real
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on August 21, 2008, 04:59:26 am
4x 1/48th decal sheets for various bombers....

Eagle Strike Marauding Havocs Part 1
Aeromaster Marauding Mitchells Part II
Aeromaster  Marauding Mitchells Part IV
EagleCals B-25C/D 320 Dutch Sqn.

My idea is "to confuse"

I've more on order, plus some various other "nose art" specials, and I'll allocate names/markings/schemes to create totally eronious but authentic looking B-25s and A-20s for the QuarterScaleGroup. They'll not know whether they're real or not, and some WILL be real. I'll, of course, add stories :o :o :wacko: :wacko: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on August 21, 2008, 06:03:01 am
1/48 AirDOC transfers for the Junkers Ju88, parts 1 to 4 and four sets of 1/35 Hornet heads and a British Military Policeman by Hornet.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nigel Bunker on August 21, 2008, 10:05:03 am
Falcon C-2 conversion - ordered from NZ Sunday, arrived the following Saturday - 6 days delivery! Possible FAA conversion to keep my 849 Sqn E-2C company!

Heller KC-135R - waiting for the Wolfpack decals, this will be an RL one based at Mildenhall - heaven only knows where I wil keep it!

Fujimi F-4N to be converted back to an F4H-1 using the Falcon conversion kit. RL for certain.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on August 21, 2008, 01:46:02 pm
Just arrived this afternoon, three new Xtradecal sheets for the upcoming Airfix 1:48 TSR2  :wub:

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on August 21, 2008, 04:05:43 pm
A few arrivals today. 

From the fine folks at Two Bobs:

Xtradecal 1/48 TSR.2 Whif sheet Part 2-nice Boscombe markings!
Twobobs 1/72 T-38 Talon Tango #1-nice markings for the late gray and black T-38s...now that USAF can get some Hawks!

I also have some of the TSR.2 sheets coming from Hannants that I preordered with the kit.

From the ebay fairy:

Monogram 1/48 AH-64-another 99c Apache!
Hobbycraft 1/72 DHC-8-100-finally broke bown and bought this piece of poo to see what I can make of it.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on August 21, 2008, 05:01:03 pm
The Glencoe 1/32nd XV-1 
Definately going down the FAC route with this, but although the airframe is pretty good, the interior is poor and with all the glazing there's nowhere to hide. Add to that the FAC mods (replace rear bench seat with forward and offset observer with radio rack alongside) and, I'll need to do a fair bit of research and then a fair bit of scratchbuilding, so don't hold your breath for this one.

Plus it looks closer to 1/40 than 1/32 going by the lumpy, misshapen figures (one or two - I forget). I was going to make mine into a gunship. The interior really needs a lot of work, and the working hatches are no help.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on August 22, 2008, 02:48:28 am
From ebay: 1/72nd Airfix Bristol Belvedere, for RAF Vietnam CSAR pair with a Gannet.

Warped fuselage (fixable) and the whole front end is one glazing with no proper frame lines on it.....
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on August 22, 2008, 04:11:27 am
 :dalek: hmm, i have finally cracked and join the dark side...... damn!   :dalek:

 :wub: 1/48 hairyfix  :tornado: EF3/F3  :wub:

 :tank: cunning plans for this!  :ph34r:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on August 22, 2008, 10:59:28 am
today, i had to work in a local toy store  :lol: (feels like a kid again  ;D)

at the end of the day, i bought a 1/144 Revell CL601/604 challenger (at 25% discount ;D)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on August 22, 2008, 11:32:55 am
:wub: 1/48 hairyfix  :tornado: EF3/F3  :wub:

If you need decals just give me a shout, Trev, I owe you for the Dutch Navy markings, remember  :lol:

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Daryl J. on August 22, 2008, 01:32:08 pm
Eduard's lovely new Fokker Dr.1 Dual Combo and (yay!)a Bristol Nighfighter to merge as the Bristol Nightfighter Quadratyre ,Marconi-equipped, low winged monoplane thanks to someone else's vera vera cool idea!  Ordered today from a reliable online source.

Shipped to the new business address of course.



Daryl J.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on August 22, 2008, 03:10:33 pm
A few things were waiting from the ebay fairy when I got home today:

1/24 MPC AV-8A/GR.1-described in the ad as in bad shape with a cracked fuselage and possibly missing parts but it was cheap.  So far it looks like it's all there and the cracks are very minor.  This thing is HUGE though, dunno what I'll do with it...

1/48 AMT S-3 Viking-started with the fuselage glued and wheel/weapons bays painted, nicely done though.
1/48 Monogram A-37-also started, but just the cockpit partially painted.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: elmayerle on August 22, 2008, 07:21:41 pm
A couple 1/48 goodies off ebay, isracast F-16I conversion and Daco orpehus recce pod.  If I can find a 1/48 mitsubishi F-2B, that conversion set is going to be "cloned" and I'm tempted to put the Orpheus pod on a NATO-standard export second-generation Harrier.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Maverick on August 23, 2008, 03:53:57 am
G'day Gang,

Took the plunge and picked up Hobby Boss' 72nd scale N/AW A-10.  Great quality, no stores, whif material extraordinaire.  I've knocked up a review on SMAKR: http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/portland/971/home.htm that will hopefully go online in the near future as Mark is away at the mo.

Regards,

Mav
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on August 23, 2008, 10:53:35 am
A few more ebay acquisitions today:

Lot of 4 1/72 A-6s-all sealed except the Italeri -E
Fujimi A-6E (Testors box)
Fujimi A-6 'Tram Intruder'
Italeri EA-6A
Italeri A-6E

Revell 1/48 F-15E

Hase 1/72 Aircraft Weapons Set 3 AAMs

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: jester on August 23, 2008, 11:21:58 am
Added to the stash today 48th

Dynavector  Javelin FAW9
Dynavector  Sea Vixen FAW2

Got these for £15 each from a second hand stall hand stall.

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on August 23, 2008, 01:39:26 pm
Collected a couple of 1/72nd Il-28s (one Trumpeter, the other Italeri) as well as a couple of beagle decal sheets.
Not sure what to do with them yet though.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitbasher on August 23, 2008, 03:10:48 pm
Airfix Gladiator and Kittyhawk to add to the Defiant bought the other week.  All for chopping up and rearranging.  Honest!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on August 23, 2008, 03:14:26 pm
Added to the stash today 48th

Dynavector  Javelin FAW9
Dynavector  Sea Vixen FAW2

Got these for £15 each from a second hand stall hand stall.



You jammy git  ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: elmayerle on August 23, 2008, 08:29:35 pm
Hawegawa 1/72 F-14B Bombcat with Lantirn et al.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on August 24, 2008, 02:32:03 pm
Added to the stash today 48th

Dynavector  Javelin FAW9
Dynavector  Sea Vixen FAW2

Got these for £15 each from a second hand stall hand stall.



You jammy git  ;D :thumbsup:

Jealous by any chance steve?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on August 25, 2008, 06:33:02 am
Just a bit but I'll wait for Trumpeter to do them  ;D
Just got a 1/24 scale Hasegawa Kubelwagen of EB, should look nice with a plane near it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on August 25, 2008, 10:57:46 am
From the nice man at Hannant's:

Xtradecal 1/48 TSR.2 'What if?' sheets 1, 2, & 3. 
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on August 25, 2008, 05:06:21 pm
From ebay: Italieri MiG 37B Ferret E in 1/72nd. No particular plan for it, but it was cheap and I remember building the 1/48th version back in the day......
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mike Wren on August 26, 2008, 02:19:55 pm
really getting into floaty things now... Dragon 1/700 USS Independence CVL... will probably be in Royal Navy colours...
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on August 27, 2008, 11:33:09 am
The man with the red van arrived today with 3 Airfix 54mm French 1908 Legionnaire's, so while sorting out the bubble packs
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q201/aircav14/DSCF0658.jpg)
I sorted out the other 54mm Airfix figures I have
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q201/aircav14/DSCF0663.jpg)
Hadn't realized I had that many  :blink:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on August 28, 2008, 02:51:04 am
:wub: 1/48 hairyfix  :tornado: EF3/F3  :wub:

If you need decals just give me a shout, Trev, I owe you for the Dutch Navy markings, remember  :lol:

Ian

 :bow: ahem! if you can PM me with some of the spares you have, I-H-G that would be nice.  :bow:

i need a 1/48 RAF sqn leader's pennant and also a wg cdr's one too same scale.

these are the most pressing need's others to be advised of...  :wacko:


trevor
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on August 28, 2008, 03:11:37 am
from trains and hobbies on winsford avenue, coventry....

humbrol #177 - hull red

in HO/OO scale
wills kits - victoria stone paving kit and a sheet of cobbles [for an alt WW2 diorama i am doing at the mo]
prieser #1174 - special oilfield platform semi trailer [frees up a tractor unit for a tank transporter]

too many other stash additions to report after the three days IPMS C&W spent over the
road from antic's in coventry with a stand at the MoBRT - coventry transport museum.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on August 28, 2008, 06:55:46 pm
From the ebay fairy, a cheap (less than $20) Revell 1/48 A-6E, minus canopy.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: elmayerle on August 28, 2008, 09:19:16 pm
Off eBay, 1/72 AMT boxing of the Hasegawa RA-5C, the only kit of this one with a camo pattern as the color scheme.  I've now got two, one to build in the box scheme and one to do in one of the other schemes.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on August 29, 2008, 04:05:45 am
Another ebay win, another Airfix Mosquito.

Think I have enough of these now.

Are there any you havn't got?............. :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on August 29, 2008, 04:19:46 am
A parcel arrived today all the way from Australia very kindly sent by our very own Maverick and after openning it I found, wait for it, drum roll please, a set of black Roo decals and two, count them, two 1/48 kits, a F-18 Hornet and a F-4 Phantom  ;D :thumbsup:
Many thanks John and all the best to you and your family :cheers: :drink: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on August 29, 2008, 10:01:22 pm
Tonight was open-by-night evening in my town. Its a kind of party in the town, where all the shops are open until midnight, with live music, etc, and the shops have good offers. :thumbsup:

The bookshop was having a sale, selling books by kgs :wub: Thus i ended up with Handguns (Chris Ghant), Planes of Denmark (describing every type of plane registered in Denmark in 2003), and a bunch of other books (Bombers, U-boats, Missiles and Rockets, Battlefield close support).

On to the toyshop, they had a sale of Revell Star Wars easykits. I got an ARC-170 fighter :wub:

Finally, i bought a little sister to my Maglit D6, a mini-Maglite ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on August 30, 2008, 01:20:55 am
2 x Revell (Monogram) 1/48th B-25Js from Model Zone in the Trafford Centre, Manchester.

Upon arrival back, a package from Model Hobbies....Italeri 1/48th A-20B/C and Revell A-20 G/J :party:

From Hannants a stash of 1/48th decals....all USAAF with nose art.
These'll find there way onto various 1/48th projects....A-20s, B-17s and B-25s. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on August 30, 2008, 01:24:20 am
from that nice man at mr models@bearwood....

1/72 heller nordlass [i can't spell but its getting gabonese AF markings]
1/72 matchbox AW siskin [i feel a USN or MC 1930's unit hack coming on....  :wacko: ]
1/72 hobbyboss A-10B NAW [  :wub: ]
1/72 RoG TF-104G [SFTB for the Special Schemes SIG]
1/72 hairyfix BAC strikemaster [suggestions please...  :thumbsup: ]
1/8000 RoG Space Fortress kit from 1985 [for my mate baz the e-bay experten. anyone recall this kit?]

a couple of boxes of hairyfix 1/32 figures, some tamiya weathering master squares and thinner

a bus ride away and it was into IA - B'ham city center and it being a friday mike wren was there as was malcolm
and a nice shock andy deeley in a SUIT! either way i came out with....

1/72 eastern express An-72 [sent up to phoenix-54, who's famous hereabouts.... but i refuse to say what for]
1/72 RoG B+V reissue CAS a/c from their collection of luft46 moulds

and a couple of books

back on standby as a supply TA on monday....  :blink:

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: pyro-manic on August 30, 2008, 10:50:27 am
An Airfix 1:72 Mosquito NF.11/J.30 from the LHS, and a 1:72 vacform kit of the Crusader III (the F8U-3 prototype with the cool chin intake) from Aircav. Top man he is! :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on August 30, 2008, 01:14:45 pm
an Airfix 1/72 Gnat was added to the (oversized) stash today :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on August 30, 2008, 05:50:28 pm
A couple of ebay arrivals today:

Hase 1/72 Tornado F.3
Esci 1/72 A-4E

No plans for either, just nice kits at a great price.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on August 30, 2008, 06:32:29 pm
1/72 hairyfix BAC strikemaster [suggestions please...

Irish Air Corps - overall mid green with dayglo tanks/tips, nose, fin

Danish - Overall OD

Israeli - Desert camo

Sth Vietnamese

and of course.....

Japanese, but you'd need to ask our Nevs' permission !

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: elmayerle on August 30, 2008, 10:00:26 pm
Off eBay:

1/72 MAtchbox Buccaneer S.2 - undecided as to how it'll be whiffed
2x 1/48 Airfix Buccaneers (1 ea. of both versions sold plus the Pavla cockpit plus the Flightpath detail set)
1/72 Revell F-101B - for conversion as part of my F3H-3 efforts.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on August 31, 2008, 02:16:40 am
1/72 hairyfix BAC strikemaster [suggestions please...

Irish Air Corps - overall mid green with dayglo tanks/tips, nose, fin

Danish - Overall OD

Israeli - Desert camo

Sth Vietnamese

and of course.....

Japanese, but you'd need to ask our Nevs' permission !

Ian

Would look good as Belgian or Dutch as well or even Spanish
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on August 31, 2008, 11:44:30 am
Just aquired 2 1/48 Classic Airframe Supermarine Attackers off EB, one will be RN and the other a HP88  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on September 01, 2008, 05:14:14 am
Swapped with my friend Mort for a box of wargames figures:

Revell 1/144th Chinook
Revell 1/100th Hind D
Revell 1/100th UH-1H

No particular plan for these and I'm trying to stick to 1/72nd, so if anyone wants to trade them for something "interesting", PM me.

(Also got a 1/144th Revell MiG-23 to go with them)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on September 01, 2008, 08:30:23 am
Called into Darlington looking for a new case and ended up in the Art shop who just happen to have a bit of a sale on and bought a Russian T-37A tank and a T-38 tank, both by Maquette and both 1/35 plus a set of 1/35 MiniArt German Tank crew at work but no case yet  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on September 01, 2008, 09:38:40 am
Called into Darlington looking for a new case and ended up in the Art shop who just happen to have a bit of a sale on and bought a Russian T-37A tank and a T-38 tank, both by Maquette and both 1/35 plus a set of 1/35 MiniArt German Tank crew at work but no case yet  ;D

How is their selection in that shop these days Steve?  When I went in last year it seemed that their model section had shrunk quite a bit.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on September 01, 2008, 10:00:44 am
They seem to have a bit better selection, looks like they've been ordering off Pocketbond, Airfix, Academy, Trumpeter and a few Russian make kits.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on September 01, 2008, 08:30:57 pm
eBay fairy delivered me a Revell box scale Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket, MISB 1994 reissue. R/W mini dio.

EDIT: WOW! Bigger than I was expecting! Very nifty wee thing - ah, raised decal placement markings  :o ;D. Need to scrounge some replacement insignia and NACA markings.....
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 02, 2008, 02:01:14 am
Called into Darlington looking for a new case

Vodka or Ouzo ?  :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on September 02, 2008, 04:28:33 am
Don't drink Vodka but I have just finished a bottle of Saki  :thumbsup: :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 02, 2008, 06:40:28 am
Don't drink Vodka but I have just finished a bottle of Saki 

hmm, is that h.h. munro the short story writer or something stronger? :wub:

anyway from RCMJ in bedworth....

1/76 fujimi SU-85  :tank: destroyer
1/76 jb models vickers light  :tank:
hairyfix HO/OO scale mineral wagon 

t.

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on September 02, 2008, 10:04:56 am
A package from Chris (Narses) arrived today:

1/72 Italeri F-100F
1/72 Academy Mig 21
1/72 Revell F-101 (OWGB prize)

Thanks Chris!!  :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: pyro-manic on September 02, 2008, 11:41:27 am
From shops:
1:72 Airfix Meteor F.8
1:1700 Bandai EX Model Argama (limited edition silver plated version on sale - a bargain at £10!)

From eBay:
1:72 Revell Hawker Tempest Mk. V
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on September 02, 2008, 08:17:46 pm
Picked up an ebay win from a local seller tonight.  With no shipping to pay I got these five for $12

2 x Fujimi 1/48 F-4EJ
Testors 1/48 F-4F/G
Italeri 1/48 F-4S
Monogram 1/48 F-15C
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on September 03, 2008, 03:02:36 am
Zac sent me a 1/72 Tamiya P-51D Mustang, with a few missing parts. As a result of the missing bits, Zac has now forced my to do it as a Turboprop :wub:

Thanks m8!

 :cheers:

PS: Looks like the customs somewhere have had it open, judging by the tape that had been used to re-seal the box :o
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on September 03, 2008, 09:37:08 am
Five different shades of grey for me Nimrod  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on September 03, 2008, 06:52:12 pm
Two of my final ebay wins arrived today, one Airfix, t'other Tamiya. Not getting any more Mosquitos from ebay. One of the other Airfix ones arrived yesterday. Think I have almost enough now...

Uh-huh....I'd bet a pound you're getting more within a week.   ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on September 03, 2008, 08:23:34 pm
 ;D No worries Thomas! Had to pay you back for that delightful Russian bipe! I want to see those RNZAF decals used on something soon k?

The TradeMe fairy has delivered a Matchbox 1/48 AD-5/AD-5N Skyraider. Will be built in USAF or VNAF marks. Or maybe RAAF.

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 04, 2008, 01:40:43 am
yesterday.....

1/72 hairyfix a$ro vulcan as a penance  ;D

suggestions please as to what to do with it?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on September 04, 2008, 01:44:01 am
Add propellors and spats?

Get another one and biplane them?

I'll get me coat...
 :drink:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on September 04, 2008, 01:51:52 am
Put a crescent wing on it! ;)

SAC maybe?  Take your pic of schemes, NMF, all over grey, SIOP or SEA?
West Germany?
RAF, either Dk Green/Dk Earth for Vietnam or a Winter scheme?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on September 04, 2008, 01:58:11 am
;D No worries Thomas! Had to pay you back for that delightful Russian bipe! I want to see those RNZAF decals used on something soon k?

Hehe, it is already coming together as the most capable ever RNZAF AT-51B ever! ;D That including a P&W PT-6 among others... :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 04, 2008, 02:01:29 am
hmm, ok so BdB and Mossie!

the spats are retractable, we'll call em floats.. [i have spare HP heyford's for this very purpose  :ph34r: ]

it can have lets see SAC markings and ANG markings too.....

so which state?  ;D and must i fit a flying boom?  :thumbsup: say KC134A as a designator?  :bow:

off message now and time to start the 2008 story Pt2......................
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on September 04, 2008, 09:21:25 am
yesterday.....

1/72 hairyfix a$ro vulcan as a penance  ;D

suggestions please as to what to do with it?

Well Finnish seems to be in fashion at the moment...... :wacko:

Carrier version with folding wings and a SERIOUS arrestor hook (no you don't have to build the carrier to scale....)?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on September 04, 2008, 09:39:48 am
yesterday.....

1/72 hairyfix a$ro vulcan as a penance  ;D

suggestions please as to what to do with it?

Paint it Pink and do it Photo reccon  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on September 04, 2008, 12:02:00 pm
There's been a Vulcan in Desert Pink before, but a PR Pink would be good.
Why not White Undersurfaces and Blue Upper Surfaces, with a mid-blue tail and seperation between the main colours?
WW2 USN markings as well.

Or why not Swedish Splintercamo like on the Viggen :thumbsup:

Dark Earth/Dark Green/Sky and Lancaster decals?

Meanwhile......just for a change....a couple of 1/48th A-20s :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on September 04, 2008, 07:47:21 pm
I got:

1/350 JAG Resin USS Asheville. It looks like the master was 3D printed - it has incredibly fine detail. I'll use it as a companion/comparison to my WIP patrol gunboat.

1/350 Fujimi IJN Submarine Cargo Maruyu Yu-1001. Cool little sub, with options for clear sides. It comes with PE bits, some cargo and an even smaller 1/700 scale version of the sub. I'm going to Whif this one.

1/144 Academy B-47.

Frank
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on September 04, 2008, 08:42:22 pm
Revell 1/32 JetRanger. My second-to-last new model for a while. To be built R/W as my dad's old machine.


Selling the old IMC version of the kit...hehehe.....
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 05, 2008, 01:23:42 am
yesterday.....

1/72 hairyfix a$ro vulcan as a penance  ;D

suggestions please as to what to do with it?

Paint it Pink and do it Photo recon  ;D

WINNER!  

hmm, SLAR cheeks, TIALD, pave knife, etc......

now then which RAF sqn?

off out and away now!

model club tonite

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on September 05, 2008, 04:05:28 am
yesterday.....

1/72 hairyfix a$ro vulcan as a penance  ;D

suggestions please as to what to do with it?

Paint it Pink and do it Photo recon  ;D

WINNER!  

hmm, SLAR cheeks, TIALD, pave knife, etc......

now then which RAF sqn?

off out and away now!

model club tonite



Wouldn't a "super-RAPTOR" faired into the bomb bay be more appropriate?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mike Wren on September 05, 2008, 01:57:54 pm
finally got round to buying an Anigrand 1/144 Valkyrie... to be finished in B-52 SIOP scheme maybe?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on September 05, 2008, 02:13:08 pm
Box of misc weapons off ebay (£2). Mix of 1/48th and 1/72nd and nothing terribly inspiring, but all grist to the mill.

I'm refraining from ordering anything off ebay now until our drive re-surfacing is complete: since the neighbours have been kind enough to let our post be delivered to their house, I'm not going to burden them with signing for parcels too. Watch something unmissable pop up now, of course....... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on September 05, 2008, 03:09:21 pm
finally got round to buying an Anigrand 1/144 Valkyrie... to be finished in B-52 SIOP scheme maybe?

Ooohh, that sounds nice, or maybe even SEA? :ph34r:

Got myself a Hobby Boss F4U-1 Corsair.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Sisko on September 05, 2008, 05:38:21 pm
Revell re-release of the viper.

Nice kit I might by the cylon raider as well. Also picked up the hobby boss 1/72 Leopold. WOW!!!!!! :o It's nice.

Am not sure whether I should build it as standard or get a whole swag of maus kits and make it some uber self propelled gun.

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on September 05, 2008, 05:49:01 pm
My stash just grew by five today, first is a Sword 1/72 Grumman Goose which came from anthonyp (thanks mate!) which is my prize for the CG/SAR GB

The others came from a second hand kit store, a 1/72 Contrail Airspeed Ambassador, a 1/72 Italeri F-15E, a 1/72 Airfix 'bagged' Folland Gnat (pre Red Arrows) and a 1/72 Airfix 'bagged' DHC Chipmunk

Cheers,
Robert
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 06, 2008, 02:01:52 am
finally got round to buying an Anigrand 1/144 Valkyrie... to be finished in B-52 SIOP scheme maybe?
Ooohh, that sounds nice, or maybe even SEA? :ph34r:

indeedy! and 'ow 'bout it visiting say scampton or waddington in say 1974 for the RAF Double Top bombing comp'
and going 'ome with some vulcan sqn related scribbles....  :party: 617 :bow: 44 :party:

yesterday....

1/48 CASG kit by italeri [its the old ecsi combat a/c support group kit]
1/48 USN carrier aircrew and figure set [i forget who but its probably the fuijimi one and its  :wub:]

RoG Tie Fighter [already building as an entry for the RAF100 build and no prizes for guessing which manufacturer
got the contract for this one!  :wacko:]

1/72 italeri AH-1W [well the USMC one with the hellfires/brimstones]

also some very nice rub-down letraset thingys for the USN/USMC....  :ph34r:

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on September 07, 2008, 07:14:47 am
Picked up at the Glasgow show

1/32 Revell RAF Tornado
1/72 AMT RC-135V
1/48 Revell SeaKing
1/35 Dragon set of AK's
1/72 Dragon Su-24M
1/144 Fujimi Lynx

and from Jamieson's on the friday a 1/48 Fly Fa330
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on September 07, 2008, 07:39:07 am
From Glasgow

Heller 1/72 Air Force One Boeing 707
Dragon 1/35 E-100

Plus Resin replacement part sets for the Xtrakit Sea Vixen, upgrade, wing fold and radar.

Geoff
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Hobbes on September 07, 2008, 11:29:28 am
I'm getting a Nimrod and the Cammett Nimrod AEW conversion.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on September 07, 2008, 11:34:57 am
Cool Harro, you going to do her Dutch?  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on September 07, 2008, 11:47:39 am
I'm getting a Nimrod and the Cammett Nimrod AEW conversion.

You'll enjoy the build Harro as lovely conversion but remember to add a little extra nose weight.

Geoff
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Hobbes on September 07, 2008, 01:18:19 pm
Thanks for the tip, Geoff. This one will probably use the kit decals, but inspiration may strike yet.
Does the Cammett set include decals?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on September 07, 2008, 02:08:19 pm
Hi Harro

No the Conversion set does not include decals, although Aviation Workshop are supposed to be doing some. I actually discovered that the Xtradecal Nimrod White & Schemed set actual includes some of the MR-1's that were converted to AEW3 standard.

I would recomend using aftermarket stencils and markings as the kit items are over glossy, have an extra carrier film and in some cases the colour on the roundels looks pixelated.

Cheers

Geoff
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: pyro-manic on September 07, 2008, 04:26:02 pm
Airfix Spitfire Vc in 1:72. Going to use it in the Spitfire GB. It comes with two sets of wings, which is a nice bonus, though annoyingly enough, the newer set of wings have recessed details, while the original kit has raised ones. :blink:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on September 07, 2008, 05:30:26 pm
Revellogram 1/48 Spirit Of St Louis
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on September 08, 2008, 12:03:39 pm
Im finaly at a PC thats hooked up to the web. After a few days at Joes for the Glasgow show, im now at a friends place just out side inverness.

I have with me from the glasgow show and a raid on Jamasons yesterday.
Special hobby Martin Baltimore III/IV/V.
Special Hobby CH-37 Mojave
eastern Express Morane Saulnier I.

From Joes stash
Fujimi Mig 21SMT
Frog Martin Maryland
Matchbox F-16 (may be incomepleate.....parts doner)

And ive been told by my dad that i have a few e bay wins waiting at home
Skybirds 86 Martin Baker MB5
Heller Morane 225



 
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: elmayerle on September 08, 2008, 07:32:42 pm
1/72 Harrier Gr.3's from Esci and Hasegawa plus a Hasegawa SharFRS.1 and an Exci AV-8A/Matador.  The GR.3's and the Shar for my derivative efforts combining the better aspects of the AV-8C CILOP for reserve and training usage.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on September 09, 2008, 04:55:39 am
Picked up 2 Heller 1/35 kits up off EB, the first a Renault R35 that comes with a 25 mm Hotchkiss anti-tank gun and figures and the second this little beauty, a Inflatable and three frogmen, the kit has been started but its just part of one frogman and the main halfs of the boat but the glue he's used comes apart easy  :wub: ;D ;D ;D  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on September 10, 2008, 04:20:49 pm
I picked up an ebay win from a local buyer; a Matchbox 1/72 Lysander, thus adding to my modest stash of spatted aircraft!!  ;D

Also, today in the mail was a canopy and windshield for my Monogram 1/48 Intruder, courtesy of the generosity of GaryF.  Thanks Gary!!!! :cheers: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Daryl J. on September 10, 2008, 10:08:31 pm
Something to build in the months away from the wife and kids:

Eduard Sopwith Camel, Lindberg Jenny, and a Bristol Nightfighter--all for whiffing and one in full ''Quadratyre" upgrades along with the recommended Marconi Radio Location device with cooling tubes.


Daryl J.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on September 11, 2008, 12:49:26 am
and a Bristol Nightfighter--all for whiffing and one in full ''Quadratyre" upgrades along with the recommended Marconi Radio Location device with cooling tubes.

I'll be watching that one........ ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on September 11, 2008, 12:51:46 am
From ebay:

1. Set of metal u/c for the Revel/matchbox Mystere IV. Never played with aftermarket bits before and it was dead cheap, so....

2. Airfix Skyvan  :wub: :wub: :wub:. Slightly started, but not spoilt. Possibly to be done as "White Skyvan Man": double-glazing racks, ladders, buckets, "clean me" in the dirt on the back...... :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Captain Canada on September 11, 2008, 06:41:03 am
144th scale RoG Challenger. Figure it'll be CCG, red w/ white. Maybe a BS story about 'dogfighting' with Danish examples over the far North.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on September 11, 2008, 07:34:40 am
Arrived today via the man in the red van, a Heller 1/72 Boeing C-135 FR, need some parts for a project, 51 Sqn style  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on September 11, 2008, 08:38:18 am
2. Airfix Skyvan  :wub: :wub: :wub:. Slightly started, but not spoilt. Possibly to be done as "White Skyvan Man": double-glazing racks, ladders, buckets, "clean me" in the dirt on the back...... :wacko:

Weave, you might want to have a look at this one Mike Wren did a while back for some inspiration:
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,10185.0.html (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,10185.0.html)
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 11, 2008, 10:00:23 am
from my good friend baz the e-bay experten....  :thumbsup:

modeldecal sheet #116

oh, btw weaver. let us all know how the mystere builds. i have yet to find a decent mystere myself in 1/72
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on September 11, 2008, 10:53:19 am
back from scotland at last to find a very very cheap Airfix Beagle Basset waiting from me :)  along with the MB 5 and Morane mentioned earlier
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Scooterman on September 11, 2008, 05:00:06 pm
Airfix 1/72 707 (actually E-3D but missing all the AWACS parts which I didn't need anyway) and a Yak-9UTI from some nameless company from HoE.

Cheers Trev!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on September 11, 2008, 05:50:03 pm
2. Airfix Skyvan  :wub: :wub: :wub:. Slightly started, but not spoilt. Possibly to be done as "White Skyvan Man": double-glazing racks, ladders, buckets, "clean me" in the dirt on the back...... :wacko:

Weave, you might want to have a look at this one Mike Wren did a while back for some inspiration:
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,10185.0.html (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,10185.0.html)
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Hahaha  ;D ;D ;D: that's a bit more ambitious than I intended - nothing new under the sun, eh?  :rolleyes:

I'd never seen that thread: my inspiration came from a more recent Skyvan thread. I was also considering an OV-10BZ-style jet pod on top, vaguely remembering a Top Gear gag from years ago where, no matter what exotic sports car they had, there was always an White Van Man overtaking them in the outside lane......
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on September 11, 2008, 05:53:01 pm
from my good friend baz the e-bay experten....  :thumbsup:

modeldecal sheet #116

oh, btw weaver. let us all know how the mystere builds. i have yet to find a decent mystere myself in 1/72

I've got two - my intention is to save one for the Sovietize-it GB and lightly dress it up as a Yak-something-or-other. No idea what I'll do with the other or when.

The wheel set is Aeroclub, by the way. The same vendor also had a vac-form canopy, but it went beyond what I was prepared to pay.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on September 11, 2008, 05:58:56 pm

I'd never seen that thread: my inspiration came from a more recent Skyvan thread. I was also considering an OV-10BZ-style jet pod on top, vaguely remembering a Top Gear gag from years ago where, no matter what exotic sports car they had, there was always an White Van Man overtaking them in the outside lane......


As an aside to this thread, can anyone else remember quite a few years ago, talking 70's I think, someone made a full size carbon fibre shell of a transit van and mounted it on an F1 chassis.  They found when they ran it, that it was only a few mph slower than the F1 car as normal, which surprised quite a few people.  I think it appeared on Tomorrow's World or something like that.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on September 11, 2008, 06:06:39 pm
Unusual stashing day for me today: no ebay and all new!

1. Got out of work early and went to Cheshire Models for some spray paint and Evergreen, and bought a RoG 1/144th F-14D, thinking the swing wings might be useful for a project. Looking at it, I'm not sure they will be actually, but it's a very nice kit for 1/144th and £3.80. Dunno whether to keep it for swaps or nick the dinky little Pheonix off it and scaleorama them to 1/72nd (JMN - "what version of Falcon is that?"....... :wacko:)

2. Decided to go on to the Trafford Centre, since someone had told me there was a model shop in there. Turned out to be a rather small branch of Model Zone with limited stock, but I did pick up a RoG 1/72nd Flitzer for £4.00. Since I go cold at the sight of RLM numbers and since I've just bought a pile of grey paint for the Migina, I'm toying with the idea of building it OOB and spraying it grey for the Grey Pride GB. Might not have the time though....

3. Stopped by Tesco on the way home and picked up a bottle of Klear (Future), having finally twigged that it's NOT a modelling product..... :rolleyes:

4. Got home to find that finally, FINALLY, my Smer Me262 and Airfix Landrover had arrived from Model Hobbies. The saga is over..... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on September 11, 2008, 08:10:39 pm
Arrived yesterday, but was so excited to receive it I didn't get to post it: Azur 1:72 Fleet 16 Finch. A mate of mine has one of these, lovely aeroplane :).
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Hobbes on September 12, 2008, 01:39:49 am

As an aside to this thread, can anyone else remember quite a few years ago, talking 70's I think, someone made a full size carbon fibre shell of a transit van and mounted it on an F1 chassis.  They found when they ran it, that it was only a few mph slower than the F1 car as normal, which surprised quite a few people.  I think it appeared on Tomorrow's World or something like that.

As far as I know, there were 3 of those: the Supervan 1 (1971) was based on a Ford GT40, and Supervan 2 (1984) and 3 (1985) were based on a Group C racer. The last had an F1-derived engine, which was later replaced with a less manic unit. This one still exists.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 12, 2008, 02:11:10 am
Airfix 1/72 707 (actually E-3D but missing all the AWACS parts which I didn't need anyway) and a Yak-9UTI from some nameless company from HoE.


 :thumbsup: as there's no blush smiley  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: TsrJoe on September 12, 2008, 02:57:25 am
... was being a good boy at the Glasgow model show on Saturday so just picked up Gloster Gauntlet (i intend doing it as the currently flying re'engined one) and resin Gnat F.1 from Allistair (i can report that Mistress Mannerhiem aquired a Hasegawa F.18 proto and a Special Hobby Buffalo tho!)

......a trip to the local model store yielded the new Academy F.16C kit...waw...truly a beautiful set of mouldings which look to be scaled down from their 32 scale kit, v v recommended (and this comoing from someone whos not into the 'electric jet')

as well as having unused parts on the sprue for the extended brake chute fairing, the kit includes beautifully moulded, AIM.9X, AGM.88, various designator and ecm. pods, JDAM. (the fins are almost photo etch thin on these!) etc. as well as the current towed decoy system pylons too. The decal sheet is also a dream covering 5 different US examples and literally hundreds of stencils!

ill admit my main reason for purchasing same was the inclusion of the '9X's and AAQ.14 LANTIRN pod (the latter being made up of 6 pieces for somat measuring less than 1'') both of which ill do some tinkering with before moulding for inclusion on an updated F.18C im currently working on (with SLAM-ER missiles coming from the Italeri F.18E kits)

cheers, Joe
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on September 12, 2008, 10:44:26 am

As far as I know, there were 3 of those: the Supervan 1 (1971) was based on a Ford GT40, and Supervan 2 (1984) and 3 (1985) were based on a Group C racer. The last had an F1-derived engine, which was later replaced with a less manic unit. This one still exists.

Must have been the first one then Hobbes, it was before I moved to Canada in 1980.  I don't remember the other two at all.  Thanks for the additional info  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on September 12, 2008, 01:01:26 pm
There are diecast models available of all three, would make a nice little collection:

http://www.pjrallymodels.com/nurnberg_2007/ (http://www.pjrallymodels.com/nurnberg_2007/)

I do remember hearing that part of the reason for the Trannies popularity with armed blaggers in the 60's & 70's was it's high speed, along with the fact you could fill it full of swag.  It was the first van (in the UK at least) to be designed with a decent performance when laden, so it's unladen performance was better than a good majority of contemporary cars.  The rozzers then got their own, with the transit not only being deployed as bobby bus, but also for pursuit.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on September 12, 2008, 02:39:20 pm
Yep SuperVan 1, that's the one I remember.  Nice link Simon  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on September 13, 2008, 01:22:47 am
today i bought a revell 1/48 F-5E Tiger at a rumage sale for only 50 cents  :lol:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on September 13, 2008, 06:03:41 am

Errrr....just a thought, why not do a "White Sky-Caravan"? Sounds sort of Top-Gearesque!

Caravan with wing and tail, for overseas caravan holidays....

:cheers:

Duncan

Heh - awning on the side and a couple of push bikes on a rack on the back?  :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on September 13, 2008, 06:25:40 am
a further 2 addad to the stash just now

-1/72 Airfix O-1 Bird Dog
-1/144 Airfix Mig-23
-1/72 Belgian 1st and 10th Wing decals (1962 issue)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on September 13, 2008, 08:01:58 am
Had a look over to Chestemoor this afternoon and bought the new Academy 1/72 weapons set and you get a free F-16 with it, cool  ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on September 13, 2008, 08:56:23 am
My scout group does a market every once a year, where we sell merchandise we gather. It has become one of the largest markets of its type over the last 3 years, in this part of the region.

I found, while preparing the market for tomorrow a bunch of boxes with some Warhammer 40.000. Space Marines mostly, but also some humans and orks...
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Daryl J. on September 13, 2008, 09:19:28 am
A surprise!   Lindberg's OA-9 Goose.   With all its shape issues, it's perfect for whiffing.   


Daryl J.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on September 13, 2008, 01:54:18 pm
Two packages arrived today.

From the ebay fairy:

1/72 Italeri Mig-37 Ferret
1/72 Italeri X-35
1/72 Italeri RAH-66 Comanche
1/72 Airfix Javelin FAW.9

From Squadron:

2 x 1/72 Italeri Rafale M (on sale $4.99 this month)
Eduard 1/72 Eduard TSR.2 Zoom Cockpit PE set
ProModeller 1/72 Formation Light decals
Fighting Colors Hawker Hunter book

Unfortunately the Squadron order was packed very tightly into a box that was too small.  One of the Rafale boxes was crushed and the upper fuselage cracked. 
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Daryl J. on September 13, 2008, 02:46:40 pm
Eduard's Dual Combo Dr.1 set and a Bristol Fighter arrived yesterday too.    Again, none of these will be box stock or JMN reviewable.   :thumbsup:



Daryl J.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on September 14, 2008, 02:53:25 am
Just picked up a 1/35 Italeri AH-1W Super Cobra off EB from those lovely people in Poole  ;D :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on September 14, 2008, 11:38:53 am
only one kit from todays Coventry show.

ESCI TU-22M Backfire.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on September 14, 2008, 11:42:56 am
only one kit from todays Coventry show.

ESCI TU-22M Backfire.

Yes but what a kit, full of Whiff potential and handy for mext year  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on September 14, 2008, 12:07:37 pm
From the Cov Show at Midland Air Museum

Airfix MBB105
Airfix Hawk
Dragon Volksturm & German Combat Unit (panzer 45 stuff to go with E series tanks)
(All budget items 2-3 quid)

But i did invest in the new Trumpeter 1/72 LCAC  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on September 14, 2008, 12:55:13 pm
and Barry from the museum was quite pleased it went to a loveing home Dunc LOL
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on September 14, 2008, 05:16:29 pm
not a PLASTIC kit per se, but is available in kit form:

full set of plans for 1:1 Pietenpol Air Camper.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on September 14, 2008, 10:49:50 pm
not a PLASTIC kit per se, but is available in kit form:

full set of plans for 1:1 Pietenpol Air Camper.

How do you camp in the air?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on September 14, 2008, 11:17:10 pm
not a PLASTIC kit per se, but is available in kit form:

full set of plans for 1:1 Pietenpol Air Camper.

How do you camp in the air?

If you saw it you would understand.  There is plenty of time to curl up in a sleeping bag and get a good night's sleep between points A and B.   ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: K5054NZ on September 15, 2008, 12:31:00 am
How do you camp in the air?
If you saw it you would understand.  There is plenty of time to curl up in a sleeping bag and get a good night's sleep between points A and B.   ;D
:rolleyes: :P THAT's why I'm currently investigating RR Griffons (with contraprop of course - no nasty torque for me!) for installation in my Super Air Camper:
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/sac.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 15, 2008, 01:47:19 am
hmm, coventry..... and all 1/72

hairfix
avro vulcan + resin intakes [thank-you nev-ster!  ;D ]
lockheed martin YF-22 [ ;D  :o  ;D ]

unknown vintage
vought pirate [vacform jobbie]

some of the SAM magazine decals [IAAC, PAF and swastikas] from that chappie at kits-kits

frieghtdog's RAuxAF 'weekend warriors' sheet

all in all a good show.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on September 15, 2008, 02:03:38 am
I bought at Coventry....an icecream, 1:1 scale.
And ate it :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on September 15, 2008, 03:57:45 am
I was very good at Cov and only bought an Academy 1/48 KV-107 (my first ever Academy kit!) and a Hasegawa 1/72 T-2 "Aggressor" which was bought purely for the Cobras head decals of the KyodoTai aggressor sqdn - whiff gold!

Sold a few kits, but they are going inthe "bank" for the glut of must-have releases in the next 6 months...
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on September 15, 2008, 05:09:33 am
Nev, do the T-2 in Jag colours for the RAF 100 build, should get a few scratching their heads! :drink:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on September 15, 2008, 05:11:14 am
*evil laugh*
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mike Wren on September 15, 2008, 08:13:40 am
But i did invest in the new Trumpeter 1/72 LCAC  ;D

ooooh! I've been eyeing one of these up too... Royal Marines methinks...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on September 15, 2008, 11:57:25 am
From the ebay fairy, an Italeri 1/48 Tornado F.3 with some nice Paragon bits!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on September 15, 2008, 12:38:57 pm
Awaiting me when I got home today:

1/72 Matchbox He-70 from the Matchbox GB raffle over on ARC!

This is the first time I won anything unless you count those notices from Publisher's Clearing House that start with "You may already be a winner..."
 :cheers:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 16, 2008, 02:42:10 am
Home from "up north" for a couple of days before heading east.

Glasgow buys.

Chematic (ex Frog) 1/72 Martin Maryland , will do as USAAF

Pegasus 1/72 WIF tanks (2 in a box) P.245 -010

Eduard 1/48 Hellcat MkI/II double boxing

Roden 1/32 Nieuport 28

Plus some really thin masking tape from Little Cars
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 16, 2008, 05:15:31 am
But i did invest in the new Trumpeter 1/72 LCAC 
ooooh! I've been eyeing one of these up too... Royal Marines methinks...  :thumbsup:

yer know mike, a bootneck battlewagon is apparently exactly why geoff has bought it.

i asked him yesterday see as i was as baffled as you seem to be!?  ;D  :tank:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: pyro-manic on September 16, 2008, 08:36:54 am
Just acquired two Italeri 1:72 kits at 50% off from Hobbycraft:

Jaguar T.2 (not sure what to do yet - possibly one of the proposed "super-Jag" projects, or maybe just up-engine the thing to be useful hot-and-high)
B-26K Counter Invader (frothing at all those nose guns!)

Not bad for under a tenner. :)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on September 16, 2008, 08:48:18 am
A nice box arrived from the ebay fairy, containing:

All 1/72

Airfix F-14A-1975 issue, sealed
Airfix Banshee-sealed
Airfix RA-5C Vigilante
Airfix F-18
Esci A-4E/F Agressor-sealed

not bad for under $20 including shipping.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Sauragnmon on September 17, 2008, 02:32:50 pm
My stash is growing steadily, and most of it was this year. 

Three Trumpy Bismarck/Tirpitz kits (two tirp one bis)

Fujimi Super Yamato kit (bought for the extras, it's being put to work as a Whif Musashi '45 with full six enclosed secondary turrets, modified so the armor is knuckle-sloped not rounded)

Tamiya Kumano being whiffed into a Japanese-style Panzerschiffe with twin 16" gun turrets in place of the two raised ones, 10cm guns on the broadside AA mounts

Pit-road Udaloy being bashed and beaten into the shape of a Udaloy II, with some errors to it I found out post-start.

Trumpeter Slava class, being turned into a Slava II class design of my own with mostly armaments refits.

Aoshima Kiev, being seriously whiffed/bashed into a Kiev-II class escort/strike carrier project.

DML Kirov 3-in-1 feeding a couple of bash projects, being whiffed to accomodate a partial armament change and finishing of armament.

Trumpeter Sullivans, being bashed into USS Black circa 1950's Korea fit.

Fujimi Admiral Scheer, bashed into project known as "Von Der Tann" concept, crossbreed between Deutschland Class and P-Class, with 15" refit to main battery, additional AA fitting, other adjustments.

Trumpeter Iowa, to be whif-bashed into modern era refit with Mk41 VLS, Mk45 gun mounts in place of old 5" guns, AEGIS, Engine Refits, etc.

Tamiya Shinano, to be whiffed into service-edition, whiffed with Shinden J7W1 aircraft on flight deck among others.

Revell of Germany Leopard 2A5, to be joined eventually with a Revell M60, to form a whif I came up with in concept for Spain as a low-cost alternative to replacing all their M60's with 2A6's - the M60 "Tiger", a version of the 120S with the contributor source being the Leopard 2A5 instead of the Abrams, to standardize equipment across the Spanish service line.

DML Maus - in itself serious whif material, but I'm going to paint it in service patterns, as if it had entered production.

Hasegawa J7W1 Shinden - because it's just a damn sexy plane, and I decided to Whif some service markings onto it to spruce up the drab green/metal basic scheme.

DML Ki-61 Hien - whiffed with Japanese 20mm in the wings instead of the Mausers, potentially a late-production idea with the Mauser supply exhausted, or a field conversion to standardize the maintenance of the Hei in service.

Mirage Ocean IJN Amagi class Battlecruiser - just too damn cool to turn down, and at the price, I had to have it.  I still have to get an Aoshima Nagato, but I'm going to go a little above and beyond and whif it with a late-war Nagato-style AA addition.

I'm soon to be getting an IHP Royal Navy N3 class Battleship to do as well.  That should look pretty bloody sweet.  I'm also getting Italeri F-19 and MiG-37 models, going to have a little whiffage with those two and do them in service models.


I can provide a few pics on another thread of some of the WIP's of my Whifs, I'll be taking some updated pics soon.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on September 17, 2008, 08:51:03 pm
From the ebay monster, an Academy 1/48 Hunter FGA.9
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on September 20, 2008, 09:21:44 am
Two 'targets of opportunity' arrived from the ebay fairy:

1/200 DML B-2/F-117 combo-the 117 is a bit crap, but the B-2 looks OK.  I'm thinking of maybe a B-2L with a version of the tactical laser being fitted to an AC-130 in the bomb bay.  This along with an anti-aircraft/anti-missile laser system would create a craft that can fly virtually undetected deep into enemy territory and destroy a pinpoint target leaving no evidence behind.  If it is detected it can defeat any known SAM or AAM with its defensive laser system.

1/72 Tamiya F4-D-another added to the stash because it was cheap.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on September 20, 2008, 09:56:07 am
Dropped by the LMS in Calgary yesterday and of course, couldn't walk out empty handed could I !

Airfix 1/72 S-3A Viking
MPM 1/72 Blenheim Mk.V
Dragon 1/72 D0-335B-4 Recon
Dragon 1/72 P-38 Pathfinder
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on September 20, 2008, 11:26:54 am
From the Modelzone, Chester....

2 x 1/48th Revell(Monogram) B-26 Marauders at £6.99 each :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitbasher on September 21, 2008, 03:46:23 am
Airfix Sea Fury (for whiffing and also the decals) and Italeri F4U-4 (also for whiffing).  ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on September 21, 2008, 01:43:42 pm
Two 1/72nd kits from the Sutton Coldfield Show:

Airfix Do 17E that'll appear in The Biggles Collection...probably Spanish
HobbyBoss A-10 twin-seater :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 22, 2008, 02:10:50 am
lordy be what a haul from sutton coldfield!  :dalek:

1/48 decals....

 ;D all three xtradecal TSR2 sheets  ;D
MA 48-124  :tornado: 90th anniversary schemes sheet

1/72
modeldecal #110 [one of the desert storm/op. granby sheets]
AMT/ERTL RC-135V
RoG HP Victor K2
hairfix F4D-1 skyray
PM beech C-45
matchbox EA-6B prowler
hasegawa F-104S [one of the AMI specials.... ]
hasegawa UH-60A [thanks to mr models,  :thumbsup: ]

some testors plastic prep' solution and a very nice microsaw set from little cars.

1/32

hairfix US infantry europe figures [a steal at £3!!!]

1/700

matchbox ships... indianapolis and narvik/Z class

1/24

fujimi car figures [thanks to a very nice chappie at IPMS mercia!  :thumbsup: ]

all in all a very nice show indeed!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on September 22, 2008, 04:05:37 am
Most of the money I made selling kits at Coventry last week was spent on stuff at Sutton Coldfield yesterday

Fujumi 1/72 RF-4E (includes 2 decal sheets, 1 USAF + 1 JASDF.  Crucially the JASDF sheet has 2 full sets of markings, including the old-style 501 Hikotai markings which will find their way onto an Airfix TSR2... :) )

Tamiya 1/35 Chieftan (only £12, will be for the Cold War SIGs 2009 theme)

Italeri 1/72 Osprey (been after one for ages to do using one of Mavs profiles)

Tamiya 1/35 JGSDF Recon team (motorbike/rider and officer pointing)

Plusmodel 1/35 Bricks and rubbledust (cause of much hilarity on the Britmodeller stand)

Hornet 1/35 wounded Tommie

Resicast 1/35 Tommie carrying fuel can

Verlinden 1/35 set of Tommie heads

Andrea Miniatures 54mm Saxon King, 7th Century AD (wearing Sutton Hoo helmet).  This is my Birthday present from the boy - he enjoyed going to Sutton Hoo this year tremendously.  Will be done for the "best of British" them on the BM stand at Telford this year.

Oh, and Radish lent me an old folder of his from the mid-90s containing old SIG newsletters and some of his Imperial Roman ideas.  The stencils in Latin went down a treat! :D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 22, 2008, 06:01:44 am
something i forgot from sutton coldfield!

ordered a set of phil parkes decals for the RoG dornier 228-200......

'COCONUT AIRWAYS'

and as phil told me, don't try looking on any of the airliner site for this carrier as its a total what if!  :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on September 22, 2008, 06:31:24 am
I don't wanna be bus driver all my life,
I've seen too much of Brixton town, in the night ,
Fly away on Coconut Airways,
Climbing high, Barbados sky!

Woah, I'm going to Barbados....!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on September 22, 2008, 07:14:42 am
Now u pair are realy showing your ages.........

From E day in Prague.
HR Resin Renard R38
HR Resin Renard R40
HR Resin Renard R42
In total all 3 cost me less than half what it would have getting them in the UK.

and I also gained 3 Eduard Nieuport Ni-17's. These were the free kit u were given each time you paid to get in. althou the 3rd one i was given free by the organisors as i was helping a trader (ADH publishing).

Word of note on prices in the czech rep.  home grown kits/extras ect can be cheaper than getting them in the UK, but imported stuff tends to be very simler in price to the UK. so there are bargins to be had but not if your looking for that must have tamigawa(for example) kit
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: pyro-manic on September 22, 2008, 04:05:40 pm
1:72 Revell Swordfish torpedo bomber. Four quid. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on September 23, 2008, 03:41:59 am
Now u pair are realy showing your ages.........

Aye, not getting any younger!  I've wondered a couple of times about 'Musical whiffs', there's a handful of songs about with aircraft references.  We're Going to Barbados Coconut Airways was one that always perked my ears up (whiff wise the song drives me slightly nuts!), obviously Mr Parkes has een listening to the same song!

The other one I always thought would make a good dio is Slades 'Wheels Ain't Comin' Down'.  There's a line that goes 'it was a 1950's prop job, that had seen much better days'.  IIRC it's a this really happened to Slade on their attempt to crack the US, they were booked on a dodgy airline & they real thought they were going to die a rock & roll plane crash death.  I just imagine a battered 1/144 DC-4, with suitably modded N gauge railway rock band figures, boarding the plane & one of them giving a pool of hydraulic fluid a curious glance.....

Then (I'm thinking too much) there's 'Rock the Casbah' reference to the jetfighter pilots tuning in.  I always imagined some kind of generic cold war fighter with generic arabic markings with the pilot with a tranny radio on the coaming!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on September 23, 2008, 04:07:19 am
Had a great time in Prague and at E-day with Chris, GeoffP and Martin.
Added the following to the stash

1/72 Zvezda Su-39
1/72 RS Arado 76
1/72 AZmodels HC-2 Heli Baby x2
1/72 AZmodels Zlin Z-242L x3
1/72 Amodel Mi-1
1/72 Amodel Ka-126
1/72 Kora Jagdpanzer E-10
1/48 Smer Mi-2
1/48 Special Hobby Sikorsky R-4
1/48 Eduard Avia B.534
1/32 HPH Avia B.534
1/72 CMK TSR2 resin sets x3

some Tamiya german uniform badge transfers, 1/16 and 1/35
Finnish national transfers
1/48 HR model Avia B.534 Transfers

Plus three books, one on the Beaufighter, one on the Avia B.534 and one on the T-27 tank

Well worth going, some great deals such as the Eduard Avia B.534 was half price and if you ever go to Prague you have to go to the Wings Club with is a Czech Air Force theme restaurant at Lucemburska 11, food is excellent, you will never go hungry with the portions and its cheap too. :cheers: :drink:

ps, already saving up to go back next year  ;D :thumbsup:
pps, almost forgot after you've payed the entry fee for the show they were handing out Eduard kits so on the Saturday I got the double 1/144 Avia S-92 (Me262) kit and on the Sunday a Nieuport Ni-17  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Geoff on September 23, 2008, 06:37:13 am
From E-Day

Neuport 17 on the door - entry costs about £4 but then you have a choice of a free kit which would cost about £4!   :mellow:
AML Fiat G-50 with skis :thumbsup:
MPM Fokker D-XXI
Finn and Estonian decals.
Then Steve and Chris went back for day 2 and bought me an Amodel SU-11 cos I wouldn't buy it on the first day, Cheers! :cheers:
All 1/72nd.

I also got a 1/48th Moko Morane from the MPM shop for £7! ;D

From Kbely Museum
Smer Hoplite in 1/48th a "Klicklack" kit ie. a snap togeather kit for kids but has potential.

From the market 2 tee shirts one - "KGB Still Watching You", the other "Avtomat Kalashnikov - The World Massacre Tour" from a nice Vietnamese lady.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jschmus on September 23, 2008, 10:03:16 am
This has to be the first time I've ever bought back a model I sold to someone but when I saw them go on offer, I had to reacquire them,  From Jeffry Fontaine:

1/35 Tamiya JGSDF Light Armored Vehicle
1/35 Tamiya JGSDF Iraq Humanitarian Assistance Team

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 24, 2008, 05:07:36 am
Back from Prague with the following additions to the stash

Eduard 1/72 Albatross V & Nuieport Ni 17 - these were my "free" entry kits

1/72 AZ Models Breda Ba65 A80 - Spanish Civil War markings
1/72 AZ Models Breda Ba65 A80 - North African markings : looking at Hannants I saved about £5 each on these

1/72 RS Do 17K

1/72 Vallom Hampden Mk I

1/48 AZ Models Firefly F1/FR I - always refused to pay the UK price but the Czech price was irresistable

1/72 Techmod Transfers - SU25, just for the tail marking of a Frog smashing a tank with a hammer  ;D
Fokker XXI markings - for my Spifire GB build, Mustang MK III RAF, Wildcat IV for a Miles M20 I'm building.

Xtrakit Meteor T7 was out but not my thing

Very good show. Prices were interesting for Central and Eastern European kits. Approx £4/£5 lower for 1/72 and up to half price on 1/48. Very noticable that the differential between 1/72 & 1/48 was not as high as in the UK. Resin kits were variable - Martin got a great deal on HR but others were very near UK prices.

Kleby Air museum was fantastic, especially the 1919 through 1945 collection - oh the 534, Spad and the IL 2  :wub:

Prague has to be one of the most beautiful cities I've been to and is thoroughly reccommended, if only because there are 4 model shops in a square mile !


Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Sauragnmon on September 24, 2008, 01:29:04 pm
Just had a delivery arrive - an ACE T-90 and TOS-1 in 1/72.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on September 24, 2008, 04:03:01 pm
Nice little packet from the Hannants Man today:

1/72 Revell Red Arrows Hawk T.1
Aires 1/48 Spitfire F.24 cockpit set
Paragon 1/48 Jaguar Flaps and Slats
Paragon 1/48 Tornado Flaps and Slats
Airwaves 1/48 Buccaneer Cockpit PE set
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 25, 2008, 05:24:33 am
this morning.....

all airfix and one item [guess which?] was 1/76 and not as the others are 1/72.

there are no prizes,  ;D

NA B-25 mitchell
DH tiger moth
88mm gun and tractor

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nick on September 26, 2008, 02:19:00 am
Yesterday saw me in Modelzone buying a HobbyBoss Me-262 and 4 pots of Revell Aquacolor paint. These are not for me but a birthday gift for my sisters boyfriends 9 year-old boy.

Gotta encourage the hobby somehow! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on September 26, 2008, 01:13:46 pm
placed a big order today, will get 40% discount on these  ;D

1/72:
Revell EC-135 VIP (planning Wallonian training version)
Revell Eurocopter EC 145 (to become armed UH145 in flemish markings)
Italeri Boeing JSF X-32 (for the "replacement for the dutch F-16" GB on another forum)
revell Seaking Mk41 w.Skua (to become RW Mk48 (belgian))

1/144
revell Kamov Ka-50 "Black Shark"
Academy SU-22 FITTER
revell Suchoi S-37 Berkut
academy SU-25 FROG FOOT
trumpeter Ilyushin IL-76 transport (Leutonian air force)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on September 26, 2008, 02:02:03 pm
Airfix Typhoon Mk.IB, from Monk Bar Models in York.  Only really bought it for the decals.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: pyro-manic on September 26, 2008, 02:04:38 pm
Not a model, but I finally found a place that sells Klear/Pledge/Future floor polish.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 27, 2008, 02:29:09 am
4 pots of Revell Aquacolor paint. These are not for me but a birthday gift for my sisters boyfriends 9 year-old boy.

Gotta encourage the hobby somehow! :thumbsup:

That's someone's carpet covered in paint then - have you tried opening these little b's  :angry: Or is it just me being aged challenged ?  ;D

We have a new model shop in Croydon - Panther Scale Models - really just like an "under the table show rummage" with a good paint selection at the moment but it is run by proper modellers so hopefully will get better (Croydon MZ is going to pot).

Anyway in solidarity I bought a Hasegawa P-38 but in an Aniverary D-Day boxing I've never seen.

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 27, 2008, 04:09:32 am
this morning at antics coventry.....

1/72 RoG HP Victor K2
1/72 RoG F-14D VF-31 last flight boxing [decal sheet is very groovy indeed!  :wub: ]
1/72 RoG RF-4E AG52 tigermeet [the decal sheet only just fits into the box!  :wub: ]

some sqn green and white stuff

oh! mossie shurely you can do something with the hairfix typhoon, why not give it
austrian markings as something the BAFO-RAF leaves behind at wien flughafen in
late 1945.....  :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on September 27, 2008, 05:41:43 am
Went over to Chestermoor yesterday and ended up buying a 1/48 Dragon Natter with the launch tower and a 1/72 Revell Su-25 Frogfoot for a Russian GB  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on September 27, 2008, 06:52:41 am
That's someone's carpet covered in paint then - have you tried opening these little b's  :angry:

Twist the lids, don't pull.  They come off quite easily then & you can avoid an unintentional redecoration!

Or is it just me being aged challenged ?  ;D

I'm not saying a word.  I'm already in the book, don't want it double underlining!!! :o

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/General/DonttellhimPike.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on September 27, 2008, 06:56:29 am
i went out this afternoon and came home with:

1/72 Revell YF-22 ATF
1/72 Matchbox TF-104G Starfighter
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 28, 2008, 01:59:36 am
That's someone's carpet covered in paint then - have you tried opening these little b's  :angry:

Twist the lids, don't pull.  They come off quite easily then & you can avoid an unintentional redecoration!

Or is it just me being aged challenged ?  ;D

I'm not saying a word.  I'm already in the book, don't want it double underlining!!! :o


Not wishing to appear churlish but how can you twist a square shaped box ? We are talking Revel Aquacolour here. The container "lid" hinges at the back of the box. I for one have a rotten time opening the things - am I missing something obvious ?

As for double underlining. We've moved on and now use nice green hi-lighters  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on September 28, 2008, 02:28:12 am
That's someone's carpet covered in paint then - have you tried opening these little b's  :angry:

Twist the lids, don't pull.  They come off quite easily then & you can avoid an unintentional redecoration!

Or is it just me being aged challenged ?  ;D

I'm not saying a word.  I'm already in the book, don't want it double underlining!!! :o


Not wishing to appear churlish but how can you twist a square shaped box ? We are talking Revel Aquacolour here. The container "lid" hinges at the back of the box. I for one have a rotten time opening the things - am I missing something obvious ?

As for double underlining. We've moved on and now use nice green hi-lighters  ;D

Erm he's right Chris, those aint hinges they are just locking guides for when you replace the lid. The twisting 90 degress raises the lid in a cork screw motion so it pops up effortlessly as shown in the guides at the sides of the pots...  :banghead:

G
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on September 28, 2008, 02:31:59 am
Picked up the Trumpeter E-10 tank Destroyer from HMW yesterday and collected the Dragon Panther F i had won on ebay from the post office. Both are for a collection of late war armour prototypes. (Well makes a change from Aircraft once in a while)

Also from HMW were an Italeri Hawk 100 and a Revell Flizer.

G
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 28, 2008, 02:45:26 am
That's someone's carpet covered in paint then - have you tried opening these little b's  :angry:

Twist the lids, don't pull.  They come off quite easily then & you can avoid an unintentional redecoration!

Or is it just me being aged challenged ?  ;D

Dohhhhhh - appears I owe Mossie a drink  :cheers:. Just tried it and it works - I'll go back to the old folks home now then  :banghead:

As for reading the instructions - have you seen how small the print is and with my eyesight, no chance  :blink:

Unfortunately Mossie the hi-lighting of your name stays  ;D

Thanks gents

I'm not saying a word.  I'm already in the book, don't want it double underlining!!! :o


Not wishing to appear churlish but how can you twist a square shaped box ? We are talking Revel Aquacolour here. The container "lid" hinges at the back of the box. I for one have a rotten time opening the things - am I missing something obvious ?

As for double underlining. We've moved on and now use nice green hi-lighters  ;D

Erm he's right Chris, those aint hinges they are just locking guides for when you replace the lid. The twisting 90 degress raises the lid in a cork screw motion so it pops up effortlessly as shown in the guides at the sides of the pots...  :banghead:

G
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on September 28, 2008, 06:00:07 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v51/Norsk01/Thunderchief.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v51/Norsk01/RevellThunderstreak.jpg)

Bought these on a well known auction site. I wanted to build them OOB as per the 1961 instructions...

but now :blink:

Im thinking FAA Thunderstreak...................I know I shouldnt think. :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on September 28, 2008, 09:42:37 am
Just back from the IPMS Brampton show.

Mixed bag of kits this time around

From the traders
Matchbox Supermarine Walrus I
Matchbox Westland Lysander I
Airfix Piper Cherokee Arrow.
Monogram GD F-16XL.
Aeroclub Shorts C-23A Sherpa.

And from Mike McEvoy's stash clearance
Vami Spad 33 light airliner
Anigrand C-124 Globemaster II. At a very very reasonable price.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on September 28, 2008, 10:01:16 am
Also from HMW were an Italeri Hawk 100 and a Revell Flizer.

How is it Geoff?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on September 28, 2008, 10:23:56 am
Also from HMW were an Italeri Hawk 100 and a Revell Flizer.

How is it Geoff?

If you mean the Hawk 100, then I second that question, just having been looking thoughtfully at it in Hobbycraft.....

What I did buy from Hobbycraft today, whilst on an emergency varnish run, was the Revell AD-5 Skyraider (the side-by-side seating one). Now I KNOW this is an old and poor kit, but all I really want from it is the canopy, which will be going on my Javelin-based Avro strike fighter either cut down to make an Avenger bomber or as-is to make an Ambassador courier aircraft. Mind you, the Skyraider's engine cowling is unlikely to go to waste.......
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on September 28, 2008, 11:33:18 am
Dohhhhhh - appears I owe Mossie a drink  :cheers:. Just tried it and it works - I'll go back to the old folks home now then  :banghead:

As for reading the instructions - have you seen how small the print is and with my eyesight, no chance  :blink:

Unfortunately Mossie the hi-lighting of your name stays  ;D

Thanks gents

Yeah, the outside of the pot is square, but the inside is a cylinder, so the lid turns easily.  Got to agree with you Chris, there's nowt wrong with my eyes (despite my mothers warnings!) & don't find the instructions on the pot very clear.

I bug**red come the invasion!!! :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on September 28, 2008, 12:26:28 pm
Also from HMW were an Italeri Hawk 100 and a Revell Flizer.

How is it Geoff?

Eh ?, the Italeri 1/72 Hawk 100 has been out for years as its in the Aussie delivery scheme and Flizer is just another revell reissue. I suppose your thinking the Hawk was in 1/48th scale Nev ?

What they did have Nev was the Bronco Staghound III, the Humber with twin Vickers and the 1940 A-13 Cruiser tank which should all appeal to yopu with your birthday money  :party:

G
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 29, 2008, 01:37:07 am
[and the 1940 A-13 Cruiser tank G

Ah another sortie into 1/35 armour is due I see - love those early war Cruisers
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on September 29, 2008, 02:02:38 am
Haven't been adding to the stash too much recently, then got all weak one evening and clicked-onto eBay..... (breaking-strength of a Kit-Kat as a colleague of mine calls it !)

Ended-up with two Hawk T1's and an old 1:48 Xtradecal sheet for 'early' RAF Hawks.

A Fujimi 1:72 'RAF' release and an Airfix 1:48 one. Both will be Whiffed to within an inch of their lives. Will be hunting-out an Airfix Hawk 100 over the next coupla weex, to do some dubious cross-kitting for the bigger one.

Also dug-out my part started 'real world' Airfix Hawk from a few years back - man the fit of the intakes is poor, and if you cut the flaps 'down' as I have the fit of the wing/fuselage is just dreadful - NEV did you have any probs when you built your two ??, or am I just unlucky and/or cr*p at building  :blink:

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 29, 2008, 02:32:30 am
yesterday and today.....

a trio of italeri A-4's in 1/72. E/M and OA-4M for a tenner  :thumbsup:
two RoG MB/K 117 helos with east anglian air ambulance decals
italeri UH-60A [the boxing with turkish decals as well as US army ones]
academy vehicle set #6 [has M3 1/2 track, 1/4 ton amphibian and m/cycle]

i also bagged a 17 [R] sqn tiffie patch, one for the AC-130H and some
assorted RAF related stickers.

and yup quite a bit of this haul was at duxford, where i see that the victor they have is
now hangared and under restoration,   :wub: as is DAS's HP dart herald  :thumbsup:

 
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Maverick on September 29, 2008, 02:44:20 am
Courtesy of William of Oz (Luft46models), I'm now the proud owner of Unicraft's Junkers SFP.  The kit is almost completed construction-wise, so I can't really comment about it's quality or otherwise, but looks like a brilliant little ship either way and a very pleasant surprise given the vitriol that's usually reserved for Unicraft by some.

Add to that, the instruction sheet gives a rather nice 3-view, so expect some SFPs in the near future on my profile thread.

Thanks again William!!! :cheers: :thumbsup: :bow:

Regards,

Mav
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 29, 2008, 02:48:35 am
Courtesy of William of Oz (Luft46models), I'm now the proud owner of Unicraft's Junkers SFP.  The kit is almost completed construction-wise, so I can't really comment about it's quality or otherwise, but looks like a brilliant little ship either way and a very pleasant surprise given the vitriol that's usually reserved for Unicraft by some.

Add to that, the instruction sheet gives a rather nice 3-view, so expect some SFPs in the near future on my profile thread.

Thanks again William!!! :cheers: :thumbsup: :bow:

Regards,

Mav

Hi Mav

I agree the viriol can be a bit harsh. Personally I like Unicraft, I just wish he could get some decent resin - it's the quality or lack of which can cause construction problems. You just have to tread very slowly and carefully thats all. Although once I've built one I normally need a fair break before I build another,and yes the 3 views in his latest stuff are great.

Looking forward to seeing pics

Chris
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: sotoolslinger on September 29, 2008, 09:45:49 am
The excellent BlackOps took me to his LHS here in Fresno.500 times better than mine back in Dallas. I scored a sweet 1/32 scale F-22 for 25 bucks.
The dang thing is 26 1/2 inches long :o :blink:
I was also given a cool MiG 37 Ferret from the stash of the too cool Jeff G. ;D :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on September 30, 2008, 03:39:13 am
A couple of 1/48 Special Hobby kits arrived via the man with the red van, a Mil Mi-1 and a Gloster E.28/39 plus two 1m lengths of Perspex tube, 34mm and 40mm dia for the 1/35 DDR Watch towers I'm doing  ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on September 30, 2008, 10:03:46 am
From the ebay fairy:

1/72 RoG Grippen-I was thinking this would be the same as the Italeri kit, but it's not.  Now I see why it was so cheap!  Still, it might be good for kitbashing a 1970s BAe lightfighter...

1/48 Tamiya F4D-lovely!!!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on September 30, 2008, 10:24:25 am
Airfix Harrier GR.3 from ebay. Nominally to become some thing silly for the Gerry Anderson GB, if it ever gets in.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Maverick on September 30, 2008, 06:52:04 pm
Had my semi-annual restock of the stash from Squadron with the following:

Concord Special Ops Vols 15 & 41
Aeromaster Whispering Death Pt 2 (72nd)
Superscale F/A-18C/D (VFA-86 & VMFA(AW)-242) (72nd)

72nd Scale

Airfix Bloodhound Set
Airfix Islander/Defender
Airfix LCVP
Airfix Lysander
Heller Mirage IVA
Amodel Ka-226A

35th Scale

Warriors Commonwealth Infantryman, Tropical Dress
Emhar WW1 German Artillery & Crew
Emhar WW1 British Artillery & Crew
Italeri German Shock Troops
Italeri MTM Barchino
Mirage Ford Tc Armoured Car
Mirage MMGS Scout Car
Mirage Vickers E Mk A Twin Turret Tank
Zvezda BA-3 Armoured Car

Unfortunately, the primary reason for the spend (ie: 35th scale Italeri SLC-200 Maiale) is on back order  :banghead:

But anyhoo, happy Mav
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on October 01, 2008, 04:30:01 am
Also dug-out my part started 'real world' Airfix Hawk from a few years back - man the fit of the intakes is poor, and if you cut the flaps 'down' as I have the fit of the wing/fuselage is just dreadful - NEV did you have any probs when you built your two ??, or am I just unlucky and/or cr*p at building  :blink:

Ian

Well, they're a bit basic - to use Bill Clarks favourite euphemism "they need a bit of work", but I found them to be a good, simple kit.  For a tenner you can't go wrong, and I thoroughly enjoyed my two.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Doc Yo on October 01, 2008, 09:19:57 am
 Small wants, and those easily satisfied. I picked up a pair of Frog Wyverns and a Heller J 21 at the Austin
 Model show this weekend-five bucks apiece, along with the ancient Profile for the SAAB, which includes
 coverage of the J 21R...and two armor pamphlets ( Almark? I can't remeber the publisher at the moment, but
 each issue was about eight pages, four sets of plan views and a short history of the vehicles, along with
 the technical specs. ) one with very nice  plans for the mighty T-28*, the other with nice views of the A 9
 cruiser. ( Not as buff as the T 35, nor as German as the Neubaufahrzeug, but it was multi-turret, and it did see
 a bit of service...)


 * The massive US SPG, not the Russian multi-turret medium tank.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on October 01, 2008, 10:20:50 am
Picked up a Games Workshop Giant today and a Revell 1/72 Hurricane IIc for the RAF build  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on October 01, 2008, 07:54:35 pm
The ebay fairy brought a rare purchase for me; a ship!

Revell 1/144 Sea Shadow
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: elmayerle on October 01, 2008, 08:11:06 pm
Off Ebay, a number of paints (since there apparently is no LHS around here :( ) and 1/72 Italieri A-4G and Jaguar GR.1A and Hasegawa Mitsubishi F-1.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on October 01, 2008, 08:14:10 pm
Off Ebay, a number of paints (since there apparently is no LHS around here :( ) and 1/72 Italieri A-4G and Jaguar GR.1A and Hasegawa Mitsubishi F-1.

Hmmm....an Italeri Jag and a Hase F-1...I smell a little cross kitting here...
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on October 02, 2008, 03:19:09 am
Off Ebay, a number of paints (since there apparently is no LHS around here :( ) and 1/72 Italieri A-4G and Jaguar GR.1A and Hasegawa Mitsubishi F-1.

Hmmm....an Italeri Jag and a Hase F-1...I smell a little cross kitting here...

already been done AD! after a fashion.

i have a couple of italeri twin stick jag's finished in single seat schemes.

#1 was the 60th anniversary of RAF coltishall on their jaguar E kit
#2 was a 41 sqn special from the 1980's iirc on a jaguar T2 kit, with recce pod, RWR on tail and AIM-9's over wing!

worth doing as the italeri 1/72 jag kits are all very nice indeed. RoG have also repopped their single seater.

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mike Wren on October 02, 2008, 04:52:49 am
Hobbyboss 1/72 Hind & Hip helicopters, both will probably be GB People's Army. And an Xtrakit Sea Vixen
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on October 02, 2008, 07:25:13 am
An Airfix Gloster Meteor F3 arrived from the ebay fairy this morning.

So what mark of Mosquito is that going to be?  :blink:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on October 02, 2008, 07:39:22 am
An Airfix Gloster Meteor F3 arrived from the ebay fairy this morning.

So what mark of Mosquito is that going to be?  :blink:

Hmm! A Jet Mosquito maybe ----- Lee ?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on October 02, 2008, 11:27:02 am
Revell 1/144 Sea Shadow

Crying-out for some sort of multi-toned black/extreme dk gry splinter scheme...... How about a 'dogfight double' with a Revell Ekranoplan ?

Ian
(off to fetch his coat....... again)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on October 02, 2008, 12:41:43 pm
The ebay fairy brought a rare purchase for me; a ship!

Revell 1/144 Sea Shadow

Picked up a box of them a while ago  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: elmayerle on October 02, 2008, 07:53:05 pm
Off E-bay, 1/48 Airfix SHAR FA.2, likely to be done in a real special color scheme.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on October 03, 2008, 01:46:32 am
the postie has brought me the decals i ordered from phil parkes [over on britmodeller]
the dornier 228-200 RoG kit.......  :wacko:

coconut airways

they are brill!  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Maverick on October 03, 2008, 02:41:35 am
evilBay for the stash restock. All in 35th scale & all from Dragon:

MACV-SOG
USN Seals II (Vietnam)
2nd SAS, France
US Support Weapons Teams, WW2
US 10th Mtn Div, 1944 (Gen 2)

Happy Mav again, although I'm slightly underwhelmed with the Gen 2 set.  Bigger box, a few extra bits, but the whole hollow muzzle and breaking down nearly every anatomical part into two parts seems a bit of overkill to me.  But then again, I prefer vinyl tracks too!!!

Regards,

Mav
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on October 03, 2008, 03:50:38 am
Via the red van man, a 1/48 Huma Flettner Fl-282  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on October 03, 2008, 04:00:18 am
Eh ?, the Italeri 1/72 Hawk 100 has been out for years as its in the Aussie delivery scheme and Flizer is just another revell reissue. I suppose your thinking the Hawk was in 1/48th scale Nev ?

What they did have Nev was the Bronco Staghound III, the Humber with twin Vickers and the 1940 A-13 Cruiser tank which should all appeal to yopu with your birthday money 

Ah, you got me Geoff - although from BM it does appear that the 1/48 Hawk is now out...

As for the green ground things - already got the initial Staghound and Humber kits, not so bothered about these latest releases.  A13 is tempting though (A30 is imminent as well I believe).
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on October 03, 2008, 04:43:18 am

Ah, you got me Geoff - although from BM it does appear that the 1/48 Hawk is now out...

As for the green ground things - already got the initial Staghound and Humber kits, not so bothered about these latest releases.  A13 is tempting though (A30 is imminent as well I believe).

Yeap no worries

The SKP A30 Challenger was out last month BTW, you should really try and scoot along the M-62 to Halifax and have a look at Halifax Modellers World (you can always park up at Eureka and leave the family there whilst you pop up the hill to the Piece Hall :lol:)

G
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on October 03, 2008, 08:39:58 am
last weeks order just came in :D

of the 8 kits ordered, only 3 were in stock for delivery.
the other 5 were cancelled and will be ordered somewhere else on a later date.

in the mail today:

-1/72 Revell Seaking Mk.41 (to become belgian Mk.48, parts included, decals ordered)
-1/72 Italeri X-32A
-1/144 Trumpeter IL-76 transport


ordered today

-DACO 1/72 Seaking Mk.48 Decals. (from Aviation megastore, first order)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: ChernayaAkula on October 04, 2008, 01:01:54 am
Revell Fw "Flitzer" and Horten Go 229!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on October 04, 2008, 01:12:41 am
Revell Fw "Flitzer" and Horten Go 229!

very fiddley undercarriage on the latter model i must say. it WILL try yer patience severely, :(

last night at the model club and this afternoon at antics.....

1/72 someones version of the old Frog sea venom FAW? [comes with FAA and RAN markings]
1/72 RoG Me 110E [another one]
1/72 RoG Fw 190F-8 [c/w Bv 246 'hagelkorn' glide bomb]
1/72 RoG Fw 190A-8/R-11 [nightfighter variant]

and a few more RoG aquacolors,  -_-

and some old RAF alconbury patches; for the 527th AS, 509th TFS and one of the 10th TFW's support sqns
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on October 04, 2008, 08:37:21 am
Other than the 1/700 and 1/1000 scale figures I printed, I also got two 1/144 scale planes - the Minicraft B-26 and the Minicraft Aichi Jake. Neither comes with an interior. I don't know what I'll do with the Jake yet, but the B-26 will definitely be whiffed into a COIN aircraft, maybe with turboprops.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: ChernayaAkula on October 04, 2008, 11:02:22 am
Revell Fw "Flitzer" and Horten Go 229!

very fiddley undercarriage on the latter model i must say. it WILL try yer patience severely, :( <...>

That's why I'll probably build it wheels-up. ;D Looks better anyway. I think the Go 229's undercarriage looks rather ungainly and destroys a lot of the otherwise futuristic lines.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on October 04, 2008, 11:32:10 am
Make it a Navy submersible, a plane that flies underwater  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on October 04, 2008, 01:59:19 pm
Two more from the ebay fairy, and despite the best efforts of the post office:

1. Heller Caudron Renault 714. Bought for the princely sum of £1.04 (plus £2.50 P&P)  :thumbsup:. Was in a nice-but-oversized box, until the monkey who delivered it squashed it flat to force it through the letterbox, rather than ringing the bell and waiting one minute (we WERE in and awake)  :angry: :angry: :angry: Fortunately, since it's a very small plane, it wasn't damaged, but if I was a collector I'd be fire-bombing the sorting office about now........

No definite plans for this one yet: the plane and the price just took my fancy.


2. New Airfix Meteor F.8. To get NF.14 outer wings plus tip tanks and LOTS of rockets, making it a "Ripper" ground-attack aircraft. (The NF will get the F.8 outers and wingtip early AAMs).
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 05, 2008, 01:15:33 am
Two more from the ebay fairy, and despite the best efforts of the post office:

1. Heller Caudron Renault 714. Bought for the princely sum of £1.04 (plus £2.50 P&P)  :thumbsup:. Was in a nice-but-oversized box, until the monkey who delivered it squashed it flat to force it through the letterbox, rather than ringing the bell and waiting one minute (we WERE in and awake)  :angry: :angry: :angry: Fortunately, since it's a very small plane, it wasn't damaged, but if I was a collector I'd be fire-bombing the sorting office about now........



Nice little kit, built one of mine as a floatplane with the floats from an Airfix Auster "Antarctica"
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: gunfighter on October 05, 2008, 08:45:21 am
1/72 italeri Blinder...just huge!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on October 05, 2008, 10:08:02 am
My girlfriend got me an early birthday present today:

Polar Lights Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise (considering a battleship dazzle scheme for this)

and four bottles of paint.
 :wub: :wub: :wub:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on October 05, 2008, 01:19:26 pm
Cool yer jets! Just wait until I send that parcel I planned before ye de any butchery. Much easier to do a cut and shut with what I'll be sending.

Anyhoo,today I got some new Falcon canopies, Mosquitos natch.

That aimed at my Meteors?  ;D  If so, relax: they're WAY down the list.....
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on October 06, 2008, 02:41:10 am
Make it a Navy submersible, a plane that flies underwater  ;D

 ;D tut tut! there's always a wag somewhere  ;D

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on October 06, 2008, 02:45:27 am
Revell 1/72 Sopwith Camel, pressie from the Missus after a work trip to Canada.  I've no idea what to do with biplanes!!! :huh:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on October 06, 2008, 04:16:06 am
Revell 1/72 Sopwith Camel, pressie from the Missus after a work trip to Canada.  I've no idea what to do with biplanes!!! :huh:

Put floats on it
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on October 06, 2008, 02:42:40 pm
Revell 1/72 Sopwith Camel, pressie from the Missus after a work trip to Canada.  I've no idea what to do with biplanes!!! :huh:

Put floats on it

Or spats.  :wub:

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Maverick on October 06, 2008, 07:12:56 pm
G'day Gang,

Some more arrivals from evilBay for the stash:

72nd scale Crazy Modeller P-40 AVG & Bf-109 'Battle of Britain' Decals

35th Chinese resin kits (they look like Verlinden knock-offs, but are good quality either way & priced competitively):

US Soldier, Vietnam
USAF Pilots, Vietnam
US 101st Paratrooper, WW2
US Heads, Post War
Female Heads
German Pilot, WW2
German Pilot & Groundcrewman, WW2
German Troops, Cold/Wet weather dress, WW2

Regards,

Mav
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on October 07, 2008, 02:33:58 am
Revell 1/72 Sopwith Camel, pressie from the Missus after a work trip to Canada.  I've no idea what to do with biplanes!!! :huh:

Put floats on it

Or spats.  :wub:


ski's,  :wacko: [but if it comes to a casting vote....... spats]
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on October 07, 2008, 05:16:58 am
decamping to southam....  ;D and this lil' lot comes 'ome!

1/72 fuijmi phantom FGR2 [boxing with a 56 sqn 'toom on the cover]
1/72 hairfix buccaneer
1/72 matchbox OH-58D aeroscout
1/72 hairfix Fw190F-8
1/76 matchbox hanomag sdkfz 251/1

 ;D  trevor ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 07, 2008, 07:36:54 am
From the Big H via the man in a red van -

Anigrand 1/144 -Horten XVIII and Kawasaki Ki 91. Suprisingly for once cheaper to get via Hannants because of the fall in value of sterling lately   :blink:

Some 1/72 Kits at War Comonwealth Liberator transfers for my Anigrand B-32 when it comes

Some Eduard masks and Pro-modeller wash, thought I'd gie it go
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on October 07, 2008, 08:10:38 am
Chris...... make sure you let that ProModeller Wash dry for a minimum 4-6hrs otherwise it'll just wash back-out of the panel lines. I have some and used it on the Profile GB/RAF 100 MiG 21..... must admit it came out ok, but NEEDS a coat of varnish after wiping-off to keep it in place.

From eBay this week, another Airfix 1:48 Hawk T1 and a set of Superscale decals for USAAF Spit VIII's & IX's.

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 07, 2008, 08:17:47 am
Thanks Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on October 07, 2008, 10:08:13 am
Two GW Space Marine drop pods  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on October 07, 2008, 10:43:52 am
An Airfix 1/72nd Short Stirling BI/III to be built post-Telford as a Very Short Stirling (not sure which designation yet). :lol:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on October 08, 2008, 04:32:15 am
Another Airfix Magister off ebay, this one to be a swept-wing Israeli "Super-Tzukit" as per the Magister thread.

This one sat in the sorting office for ages because they forgot to give it to me when I went in with a red slip (there were two kits but only one slip because they arrived on the same day). Then my mother happened to go in for yet another undelivered parcel and they insisted on giving it to her because it was the same address, even though it had my name on it not her's: good job it wasn't anything embarrassing, eh?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on October 08, 2008, 10:01:48 am
1/35 Academy OH-58D Kiowa
1/48 Classic Airframes De Havilland Sea Hornet NF.21
1/48 Grand Slam bomb from the Tamiya Lancaster
1/48 Xtradecal TSR2 transfers, the 3 sets
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on October 09, 2008, 03:46:04 am
1/48th HobbyBoss MiG-17F.
Looks lovely...seperate fuselage rear, with engine, etc..
Markings for Soviet, North Vietnamese and East Germany. :wub:

1/72nd HobbyBoss MiG-15bis
"Easy Kit" with Soviet (in China) and Chinese AF markings :wub:

1/72nd HobbyBoss MiG-15UTI
"Easy kit" with Soviet and Iraqi markings :wub:

I need more of the MiG-15s, of course :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on October 09, 2008, 05:34:52 am
Fudge these or similar Peoples Republic of Britain Air Force markings from two-part D type roundels & a 1/144 Soviet star & you might ruffle some feathers....

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/General/RAFCommunistRoundel.jpg)     (http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/General/RAFCommunistRoundelAnti-Flash.jpg)     (http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/General/RAFCommunistLow-VizRoundelDark.jpg)     (http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/General/RAFCommunistLow-VizRoundelPale.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on October 09, 2008, 05:52:38 am
Aside
Just been to BIG H's  website...... they've sold out of HobbyBoss MiG 17F's, but I pre-ordered the PF. I'll pick-one-up at Telford next month, not desparate.


Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on October 09, 2008, 07:15:04 am
That's something I never knew about, interesting.....
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on October 09, 2008, 09:19:02 am
For the HobbyBoss MiG-15bis, the Chinese markings are wing only (ie 4) as the fuselage area where they usually go is entirely red.
If you want the normal 6 Chinese insignia, consider the Hobby Boss T-6 Texan, as that has full Chinese insignia as an option (ie 6) and you could always stick a multitude of RAF colours on it. A cracking kit too.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on October 09, 2008, 08:08:28 pm
From Squadron,

Tamiya 1/700 IJN Transports... just because the ships were cool looking. The tank transport looks like it could be whiffed into a small jump jet carrier.

Aoshima 1/144 Ki-46III Dinah. Two kits in one box. No cockpit, but it looks pretty nice. One will be moderately whiffed into a French plane in Indochina.

Trumpeter 1/144 F-22A Raptor. Amazing little kit. The clear canopy comes attached (or molded with) the gray plastic upper fuselage. The kit has about as many parts and as much detailing as a 1/72 or 1/48 plane.

Minicraft 1/144 C-118A - the Presidential Plane version. Hard to pass up for $1.89.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on October 10, 2008, 02:12:17 am
Arrived in the mail:

1/72 Pioneer Fokker D.XXI

1/72 Italeri Henschel Hs-126

and be forewarned:

1/72 Airfix Spitfire I   
:wacko:
Brian da Basher

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on October 10, 2008, 05:10:07 am
From Kitnut617

Avro Arrow vacuform
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on October 10, 2008, 05:27:14 am
Arrived in the mail:

and be forewarned:

1/72 Airfix Spitfire I   :wacko:

its getting some spats! i can smell 'em even at this way OTH range.  ;D ;D

RoG [nee matchbox] vickers wellington Mk X/XIV
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on October 10, 2008, 08:13:18 am
From Kitnut617

Avro Arrow vacuform

Wow! that was quick  :o
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on October 10, 2008, 08:33:28 am
Arrived in the mail:

1/72 Pioneer Fokker D.XXI

1/72 Italeri Henschel Hs-126

I also get the feeling that one of those two are going to donate their spats to the Spitfire.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on October 10, 2008, 03:11:27 pm
From the art shop near the LHS: a decent #1 brush and a couple of paint syringes.

From the ebay fairy: a couple of glass eye-droppers, three of the four Testors 1/32nd Salt Flat Racers (thread here: http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,21736.msg309932.html#new), and Heller Noratlas  :wub: in 1/170th scale  :rolleyes:.

Is the Noratlas kit particularly rare or collectable? If it is then I'll sell it on. If it isn't, then since it was cheap and it'a actually a pretty crappy kit, I have a mind to scaleorama it into a 1/72nd scale early French jet prototype, powered by a Derwent (unlike all the real ones that used the Hispano-Suiza-built Nene) and made by Fouga (since it has long, glider-like wings).
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on October 11, 2008, 03:56:08 am
HobbyBoss 1/72nd:
Hawker Typhoon Ib
Typhoon 2000B 2-seater
MiG-15bis
MiG-15 UTI
A-10 2-seater

Airfix Boston III 1/72nd......covered of course in rivets. Decal sheet has 3 options...RAF 88Sqn with WRONG shade codes in white, SAAF one in the Desert, USAAF hack in the UK....nice idea.
My Boston will be whiffed...possibly Yugoslavian or Italian?
The kit transparances are pretty anonymous, but it'll be a fun build eventually.
Interestingly for JMNs and A-20 nerds, the artwork on the front and on the kit mouldings represent the exhaust arrangements of the Boston III, whereas the drawings for the colour scheme/decal placements show the Boston IIIA configuration, for which you'll need to modify the kit. I'm pretty sure all the decals are for the kit as moulded though.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: elmayerle on October 11, 2008, 10:42:02 pm
Off eBay, Revell 1/72 Mirage IIIE/R/S/RS - 'twill likely be built as an S or RS with the combination underwing tank/stores racks will go on another aircraft, most likely a Phantom II whif (thinking of a Phantom FG.3 (Spey-powered equivalent of the F-4E) with these on the outer wing hardpoints and a designator pod in one of the forward Sparrow bays.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 12, 2008, 02:05:13 am
Anigrand B-32 Dominator. Will be either RAF or RAAF
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 12, 2008, 07:50:57 am
It's a nice kit Duncan - I was suprised at how small the fusalage was though. I have a lovely kits at War Transfer sheet for it - can't decide on RAF Italy, SEAC, RAAF or maybe Tiger Force in white/black ?

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on October 12, 2008, 08:21:47 am
Anigrand B-32 Dominator. Will be either RAF or RAAF
The parts for it look good but I don't think I'll get one, I've already have the Aviation USK multi media 1/72 kit which is mostly injection and vacuform
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on October 12, 2008, 09:01:14 am
At Southwell today.....an excellent show....

Two HobbyBoss 1/72nd F-16A with beautiful Belgian and Norwegian tail art :wub:

Also there I bought TWO different cartoon dragon things :huh: :huh: :drink:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on October 12, 2008, 09:26:16 am
Hey Terry, I spied you at the show but you were deep in conversation with Neil Robinson so I didn't want to disturb you.  I was only there 30 minutes anyway as

1)  Isaac was sick in the car when we got there (decided to take him as a "treat")

2)  He was totally spooked out by the event - all the big people I think, and was *terrified* when he saw the Wallace and Grommit figures.  Go figure.  I spent most of the time carrying him round.

3) I had to be back by 1500 for work.

Anyway, I did some brief shopping and got

AFV Club 1/35 M5A1 Stuart, Early Version.  For a new-tool kit, with a turned aluminium barrel and a small EB fret, £15 is a brilliant value for money IMO.

DML 1/35 Commonwealth Infantry "Sicily/Italy".  A bit pricey at 12 quid, but then again thats the price of 1 resin figure and you get 8 (EIGHT!) in this set. 

Isaac also chose himself an Airfix 1/144 pre-painted "easy kit".  Showing he has impeccable taste (and with only a little help from his old man) he got an F-4EJ in the classic JASDF blue scheme :wub:  Dad is helping him build this ;)

Oh, and I got a little Mahogony base for my Saxon Warrior Chieftan that I'm painting up

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=21133
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: noxioux on October 12, 2008, 10:40:31 am
1/144 Revell Concorde, 1/144 Revell B-2, and a 1/32 Dragon P-51.

Going to do a YAB (yet another bombcorde), and I'll whiff the B-2, somehow.  The P-51 is going to be a careful, straight-up project, probably as a gift for someone.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on October 12, 2008, 11:27:23 am
eBay again. An Airfix Hawk 100 for £7 quids including postage !! Me Happy, will use the decals for something else entirely and then Whif the plastic until it squeeks !!

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on October 12, 2008, 11:31:00 am
can't decide on RAF Italy, SEAC, RAAF or maybe Tiger Force in white/black ?

T I G E R   F O R C E  !

T I G E R   F O R C E  !

T I G E R   F O R C E  !

T I G E R   F O R C E  !

T I G E R   F O R C E  !

Yep, Chris, this is a hint !

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on October 13, 2008, 03:29:13 am
Picked up a Zvezda Mi-24D and a Trumpeter EE Lightning, both 1/72, Lightnings for the nats and will have six 30mm ADEN cannons and four missiles  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on October 13, 2008, 05:09:55 am
No doubt said Lightning will have the endurance of a gnat and land virtually as soon as it's cleared the runway?
Looking forward to it though.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on October 13, 2008, 08:04:35 am
Roden 1/72 R.A.F. SE5a.  Looks slightly over complicated, but they've supplied parts for just about every subtle variation of the SE5a you can think of.  Not that I'm likely to be building it as a common or garden SE5a though....
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on October 13, 2008, 09:27:36 am
Wooksta - sorry I missed you mate.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on October 14, 2008, 04:31:57 am
Airfix Sea King from ebay, to see if I want another one in order to nick the u/c pods and 5-blade rotors for my super-Belvedere. Not sure yet - I have two schemes in mind, one almost believable and one certainly not  :wacko:

Never had one of these kits before - I like the mechanism whereby the rotor winds up the dipping sonar.... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on October 14, 2008, 05:17:46 am
Arrived yesterday from Mr Cthulhu, courtesy of Toolslinger Transportation, Inc.:

1/72 Italeri North American PBJ-1D (Navy B-25).

I'm thinking about picking up a cheapo Revell 1/39 Wright Flyer for the wings and "retro-engineering" this one.

Thanks a million Greg! You're a very kind and generous soul!
 :cheers:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Maverick on October 14, 2008, 05:46:27 pm
Morning Gang,

In the continuing restock of the stash, I've got five 35th kits, four from Masterbox and a lone ICM offering.

ICM
WW1 German Assault Troops

Masterbox
"Hand to Hand Fight, 1941 - 42"
"Checkpoint"
Brit Paras, Op Market Garden
Brit Paras, Rigid Landing.

These last two are the new WW2 British Paratroops kits from Masterbox and look quite good.  No "action" poses per se, more "vingette" but nicely done although not quite up to Dragon's standards.

Regards,

Mav
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 15, 2008, 01:30:37 am
  No "action" poses per se, more "vingette" but nicely done although not quite up to Dragon's standards.

Regards,

Mav


Or vinegaretes as a certain person in Prague called them  :blink:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on October 15, 2008, 01:59:35 am
Talking to Van on Sunday at Newark, he asked the important question as to what/how many models I have "in the stash". I confessed that I was ignorant of the precise number (except that it's a lot) but that in the house I have enough for about 5-6 years building, and in the loft, considerably more. Also, I'm sure it'd take ages to find my Monogram UH-16 Albatross in 1/72nd, but it's there somewhere (and I need it for my Biggles build).
However, I've recently ordered to increase the stash even more:

All in 1/72nd....

2 x VEB Beriev Be-6 (awfully crude but they'll be dramatic RAF flying boats!! As per various profiles.
1 x SMER/Heller Dewoitine D.510
1 x SMER/Heller Polikarpov I-153
1 x Airfix Auster Antarctic
1 x Academy Fiesler Stoch
2 x Hasegawa F-16C
1 x Hasegawa F-16D

The F-16s are for a particular "group build"....more details when I unveil this project, I hope, at Bolton. :party:

Apart from the Be-6s, the others are for my "Biggles" builds. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on October 15, 2008, 09:53:20 am
  No "action" poses per se, more "vingette" but nicely done although not quite up to Dragon's standards.

Regards,

Mav


Or vinegaretes as a certain person in Prague called them  :blink:

 For once.. Not guilty me lud
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on October 15, 2008, 09:59:53 am
  No "action" poses per se, more "vingette" but nicely done although not quite up to Dragon's standards.

Regards,

Mav


Or vinegaretes as a certain person in Prague called them  :blink:

 For once.. Not guilty me lud

think he means me
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on October 15, 2008, 04:02:02 pm
Airfix Gazelle from ebay. Thought I might be able to use it to make a new cockpit for the Belvedere, but it looks like it's a bit too small.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on October 16, 2008, 01:22:15 am
Airfix Gazelle from ebay. Thought I might be able to use it to make a new cockpit for the Belvedere, but it looks like it's a bit too small.

could hacking about with a CH-46 nose and cockpit work at all?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 16, 2008, 01:58:34 am
  No "action" poses per se, more "vingette" but nicely done although not quite up to Dragon's standards.

Regards,

Mav


Or vinegaretes as a certain person in Prague called them  :blink:

 For once.. Not guilty me lud

think he means me

Admission of guilt = time off sentence  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on October 16, 2008, 03:27:19 am
Airfix Gazelle from ebay. Thought I might be able to use it to make a new cockpit for the Belvedere, but it looks like it's a bit too small.

could hacking about with a CH-46 nose and cockpit work at all?

Nope - most helos, including the CH-46, either have circular or "rounded square" cross-section fuselages. The Belvedere had an egg-shaped one, which as far as I know was unique. I thought the Gazelle's "small oval" section might be adaptable. It still might, but it would be as much work as some of the more exotic options.....
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on October 16, 2008, 03:58:31 am
Maybe a front end from the Italeri OH-6 could be persuaded to fit?  It's a bit more of an oval-square than most & has a larger frontal area than the Gazelle.  AZ are due out a MD 500E & MD 500MD for a different look, but might be a pretty penny for something your going to butcher.

Another possibility is if you can find either a Heller or Fujimi 1/48 Gazelle, good luck though!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on October 16, 2008, 04:55:09 am
Maybe a front end from the Italeri OH-6 could be persuaded to fit?  It's a bit more of an oval-square than most & has a larger frontal area than the Gazelle.  AZ are due out a MD 500E & MD 500MD for a different look, but might be a pretty penny for something your going to butcher.

Another possibility is if you can find either a Heller or Fujimi 1/48 Gazelle, good luck though!

That's worth looking at - cheers!

The 1/48th ones would be too big: the difference in width isn't that great, and if it was a solid engine cowling rather than a glazed cockpit then I wouldn't hesitate to spread the back out a little and fill the gaps. Bit trickier with a clear roof panel though... (doable, but tricky). Since the roof panel has a Y-shaped glazing bar down the middle, one option might be to split the roof panel down it's length, fill in the gap, and paint the newly seamed bit in between the arms of the Y solid.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on October 16, 2008, 08:15:50 am
My birthday present to myself, a pair of 1/72 Revell Lancasters  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on October 16, 2008, 10:18:04 am
Maybe a front end from the Italeri OH-6 could be persuaded to fit?  It's a bit more of an oval-square than most & has a larger frontal area than the Gazelle.  AZ are due out a MD 500E & MD 500MD for a different look, but might be a pretty penny for something your going to butcher.

Another possibility is if you can find either a Heller or Fujimi 1/48 Gazelle, good luck though!

That's worth looking at - cheers!

The 1/48th ones would be too big: the difference in width isn't that great, and if it was a solid engine cowling rather than a glazed cockpit then I wouldn't hesitate to spread the back out a little and fill the gaps. Bit trickier with a clear roof panel though... (doable, but tricky). Since the roof panel has a Y-shaped glazing bar down the middle, one option might be to split the roof panel down it's length, fill in the gap, and paint the newly seamed bit in between the arms of the Y solid.

Looks like the Bo-105 might have possibilities too.....
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on October 16, 2008, 10:55:12 am
my DACO 1/72 Seaking Mk48 decals came in from Aviation megastore ;D
these ones are for my Real World Seaking  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: elmayerle on October 16, 2008, 05:23:25 pm
Off Ebay, one of the less commonly seen boxings of the Hase F-105B, the one with the NJANG Bicentennial markings.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Daryl J. on October 17, 2008, 01:45:24 pm
From Squadron's great sale on Roden:  a pair 1/32 Fokker F.1s with the intent to give it the treatment that so many Harley-Davidson's have been getting on TV....think more Old School or Rat Bike (or in this case, Rat Tripe) rather than Gonzo Art Bike.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on October 17, 2008, 03:56:15 pm
Just back from the IPMS Coventry & Warwickshire club night and came away with 6 Hobbyboss kits

2 Eurofighter Typhoon F-2's
2 Eurofighter Typhoon T-1's
1 Mig 15UTI
1 NA F-86F-30 Sabre.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on October 17, 2008, 04:42:15 pm
In Calgary today, got four more  :rolleyes:

1/72 Airfix Defiant (have the DB replacement nose for it already)
1/72 Matchbox Fiat G-91Y
1/72 Italeri UH-1N
1/72 Revell Hunter FGA.9/MK.58

Got some Canadian decals for the last two already.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on October 18, 2008, 01:21:53 am
at the model club last night....

hobbyboss typhoon F2, F-86F-40 [luftwaffe and JASDF markings], he-162

these were all at £4.50 each, which is quite a bargain! having looked at the tiffie i was
wondering what if any of the tiffie kits there have been that hobbyboss may have
looked at when cutting their moulds as it reminds me of the 1/72 italeri kit a bit.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: luft46models on October 18, 2008, 02:40:19 am
Got the 1`/32 Paveway from David Parker at Flightpath, now need to source a female figure for the girl on a bomb dio I've been planning - I'll have to do some careful comparisons  ;D tho I think I'll need some Milliupt for the front anyway


William in Oz
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Hobbes on October 18, 2008, 08:34:14 am
Got some stuff at the NL Nationals today:

- Airfix Nimrod (OMG what a huge box, and everybody was drooling over it)
- Lüdemann/Classic plane Dornier Do-31
- Airfix NATO weapons set
- Revell NS Savannah
- Airfix Alvis Scorpion (traded the last two for an Airbus A319 that I bought just for its CFM-56 engines)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on October 18, 2008, 08:45:13 am
Just got this lot as a job lot, had to be sold as a collection but there's some here that I want:

*  Airmodel                           Sikorsky H-5
*  Airmodel                           McDonnell F2H-2/2P Banshee
*  Astra Scale Models           Canadair CT 114 Tutor
*  Can-Vac Models                Fleet Model 7 "Fawn"
*  Can-Vac Models                Fleet Model 7 "Finch"
*  Combat Models                 Ac-1 Caribou
*  Contrail Model Kit             Conversion Kit - Lancaster to
                                               Avro Manchester
*  Contrail Model Kit             Handley Page "Harrow"
*  Contrail Model Kit             Avro "Lincoln"
*  Esoteric Models                 Naval Aviation "Flying Barrel"
*  Esoteric Models                 Naval Aviation "Goblin"
*  Execuform                         McDonnell F2H "Banshee"
*  Execuform                         Lockheed Electra Model 10
*  Execuform                         Canadiar "Challenger"
*  Execuform                         Cessna T-50 "Bobcat"
*  Execuform                         Douglas DB-1 "Digby"
*  Falcon                               Triple Conversion Kit:
                                                Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune
                                                N.A. TF-F86 Saber - Gruman
                                                + Gruman TBM-3W Avenger
*  Forma Plane                       Noorduyn "Norsman"
*  Hobby Systems 1:48            Avro CF-100 "Canuck 4-5"
*  Int. Series C      1:100          Vickers Viscount
*  Int. Series D      1:144          Lockheed Constellation
*  Int. Series D      1:144          Douglas D-3  (2) Kits
*  Int. Series D      1:144          Bristol Britannia 
*  Rareplane          1:72           Supermarine Seafire F.R.47
*  Rareplane             "             Bel 206 Jet Ranger
*  Rareplane             "             Northrop A-17/A-17A
*  Rareplane             "             Lockheed PV-1 "Ventura"
*  Rareplane             "             Beach C-45 "Expeditor"

Once I check them over some might (read_ probably) be re-sold.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on October 18, 2008, 10:22:21 am
From Squadron's great sale on Roden:  a pair 1/32 Fokker F.1s with the intent to give it the treatment that so many Harley-Davidson's have been getting on TV....think more Old School or Rat Bike (or in this case, Rat Tripe) rather than Gonzo Art Bike.

If you need inspiration:

http://www.ratbike.org

 :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on October 18, 2008, 10:30:40 am
A familiar sad story (for my bank balance, that is...):

Went to the hobby shop for ONLY ONE TIN OF PAINT HONESTLY, and came out with:

3 tins of paint (none of which was the one I went in for... :rolleyes:)
A paint brush
A pin vice
A roll of 6mm Tamiya tape
A RoG He-70 Blitz  :wub: :wub: :wub:

The He-70 looks like a lovely little kit, with alternative engines (DB and Gnome Rhone) and cockpits (civil/military) and cool markings (Lufthansa, Spanish Republican AF and Hungarian AF). Don't know what I want to do with it yet: the only thing that's occured to me so far is an Anglo-German version ("Airspeed Lightning"?) with a BP Defiant's engine and turret. 
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on October 18, 2008, 11:56:25 am

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A RoG He-70 Blitz  :wub: :wub: :wub:

The He-70 looks like a lovely little kit, with alternative engines (DB and Gnome Rhone) and cockpits (civil/military) and cool markings (Lufthansa, Spanish Republican AF and Hungarian AF). Don't know what I want to do with it yet: the only thing that's occured to me so far is an Anglo-German version ("Airspeed Lightning"?) with a BP Defiant's engine and turret. 

That He-70 is indeed a lovely little kit! I built one earlier this year and acquired another one in the MAtchbox Madness GB over on ARC. The only thing to be careful is assembling the inline engine, which can be a bit fiddly. You also get two sets of exhausts with the inline if memory serves.

Have fun with your He-70 Weaver and please share pics of the finished model with us.
 :cheers:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on October 18, 2008, 02:41:10 pm


The He-70 looks like a lovely little kit, with alternative engines (DB and Gnome Rhone) and cockpits (civil/military) and cool markings (Lufthansa, Spanish Republican AF and Hungarian AF). Don't know what I want to do with it yet: the only thing that's occured to me so far is an Anglo-German version ("Airspeed Lightning"?) with a BP Defiant's engine and turret. 

More likely the Luftwaffe's Fairey Battle. Heinkel re-engined one with a DB601 and tried to market it as the he 270 but it wasn't much cop.

Didn't say it was a good idea, just that it was the sort of thing that might have been knocking around had there been German/British co-operation at the time. The Fairey Battle did, after all, get both built and bought. Mistakes, failures and wrong ideas are as interesting as successes: look at the endless fascination with rocket-fighters.......

It could be a Patchwork World aircraft. In PW, there'd be some "German" and some "British" states on good terms with each other, and licence production, and subsequent modification, is often preferred to physical export.


Quote
I have to disagree, the ex-Matchbox Blitz was a horror to build (I did it when it first came out in 1988) and time hasn't improved it.  However, the fuselage lookslike it could prove useful as a basis for the Gloster submission to the Defiant spec, which looks very like an enlarged Gloster F5/34 but with a turret.

Since I've only just got it and I'm unlikely to get around to building it any time soon, I can't really comment on what it's like to build. I suppose I was struck by the fact that, compared to the similarly sized and configured AD-5 Skyraider I bought the other week, it has three engine/cockpit build options (BMW, not DB as a I put originally) while the Spad doesn't even have weapons, and they've made a fair stab at the interior, despite the fact that it can only be seen through a few small windows, while the Spad's huge clear canopy gives you a lovely view of bugger all.

Didn't know any info survived on the Gloster F9/35 proposal - any pictures?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on October 19, 2008, 01:45:57 am
Remember the SPAD is a re-release of the much earlier Monogram kit from aeons ago and it certainly pre-dates the He70. That was, of course, from Matchbox.

 :party:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on October 20, 2008, 08:20:28 am
As indicated earlier....2 x VEB Be-6, 1 x D.500 (Heller), 1x Airfix Auster, 1 x Academy Storch, SMER I-153

All 1/72nd, all "Biggles Collection" apart from the Be-6s.

These will be RAF (well, one will certainly) as per certain profiles on this site.
The kits are monumentally "basic" but will be fun. Cowlings might be replaced with new engines and the props definitely need to go. There are no interiors anywhere at all, but who cares, eh? Trumpeter will no doubt do all that when their Be-6 appears. The entire airframe/wings/tail has12 pieces :party: :party: :party:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on October 20, 2008, 08:56:57 am
Picked up a 1/72 Dragon HMMWV today, need the guns off it, comes with two Hummers and 4 Minimi, 2 half inch Brownings, 2 40mm Mk19 granade launchers and 2 M136 AT-4 LAW's  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on October 20, 2008, 02:13:36 pm
From Burbank House of Hobbies, I got Revell SSP release of the Nike Hurcules. 1/40 scale or so. interesting kit - I love the box top - Nikes flying off in the distance, but the guys hanging out around the base of their missile don't see, to be too concerned. Their pal is yelling at them to get their arses in gear.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: PanzerWulff on October 20, 2008, 06:11:20 pm
YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! My super Steal off E-bay just arrived today A Complete Hasegawa EGG Plane SET!!! for a mere $36.00. I Can't wait to whiff these lil beauties btw these things have very few parts abd simple constructions so these would be great for parents with kids who want to build models with Mom/Dad  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
"Panzer"
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on October 21, 2008, 03:15:45 am
A friend informs me that the Heller Cl-415 kit has the original engines from the Cl-215 as well as the 415 ones.
So I can build the 2 kits I've just ordered as Cl-215s and put the -415 engines on the Be-6s. :party: :party: :party:

Of course, I now have FOUR flying boats to build instead of two, but hey, flying boats are fun.
Look at all the weathering possibilities!!

I reckon the Imperial Roman Navy needs a Cl-215, eh? :drink:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on October 21, 2008, 12:23:27 pm
Before meeting two delightful ladies for coffee, I popped into Hobbycraft in Tamworth and picked up a Revell 1/72nd Halifax I/II. Just the job for the all yellow Halifax in "Biggles In The Gobi", bright yellow, fully armed and with NO MARKINGS!!

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :drink: :drink: :party: :blink: :blink: :party: :blink: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: ChernayaAkula on October 21, 2008, 06:14:12 pm
A 1/72 Revell Leopard 1 A5. Intend to build it as a JagdLeo as proposed HERE (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,21812.msg311501.html#msg311501) by GTX.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: pyro-manic on October 22, 2008, 05:31:30 am
Just received the following from thedarkmaster:

Trumpeter Tu-142MR "Bear-J"
Trumpeter Tu-16 "Badger"
ICM Pe-2

All in 1:72. The Bear is HUGE - the box is about two feet long!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on October 22, 2008, 11:34:32 am
Picked up a 1/72 Airfix U-2 and I was thinking about doing it RAF but after looking at the transfers I think I'll it as a real NASA U-2C.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 23, 2008, 12:56:26 am
Bronco 1/35 Hotchkiss H38/39

Trumpeter 1/144 TU16K Badger G - possibly Peoples Rep of North Japan Martitime Strike

Trumpeter 1/72 Lightning
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Brian da Basher on October 23, 2008, 01:31:31 am
Arrived yesterday in the mail, courtesy of philp:

1/72 Hasegawa He-51 with spats!  :wub:

If you're looking to increase your kit stash, visit Phil's Sale Page (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,21798.0.html)! There's some nice kits up for grabs and Phil's terrific to do a deal with!
 :thumbsup:
Thanks Phil!
 :cheers:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on October 24, 2008, 02:12:14 am
1/100th scale F-14 by "Hobby Model Kits" courtesy of ebay. Chinese-made, with English stickers over the Chinese titles on the box and artwork that's worse than the kit. The actual aircraft is quite nicely detailed and could make a decent model with a little work, but it has "kiddie" features like chunky one-piece undercarriage and an eccentric and innaccurate collection of missiles ("3/4" AIM-54s -  :rolleyes:).

So why did I buy it? Because I only want it to nick the swing wings for something else and it was £2.00, that's why!  ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on October 25, 2008, 04:04:49 am
2 x 1/72nd Heller Cl-415.......has "215" engines too, so some can "update" the Beriev Be-6s I've recently acquired.
1 x Italeri Ca-311 for the Biggles Collection :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on October 25, 2008, 04:41:41 am
Nice kit the CL-215/415 but watch out for the main undercarriage, it can bend a bit after a while...........unless I put to much nose weight in  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on October 25, 2008, 04:56:29 am
Just picked up a ERTL/AMT Lost in Space (Movie) Robot off EB for a tenner, with the parts still sealed in the bags.
Danger Will Robinson, Danger
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on October 25, 2008, 10:44:01 am
Hobby Boss 1/72 TA-7C Corsair II, from The Model Shop in Hull.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: GTX on October 25, 2008, 12:53:45 pm
A 1/72 Revell Leopard 1 A5. Intend to build it as a JagdLeo as proposed HERE (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,21812.msg311501.html#msg311501) by GTX.

Cool!!!

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on October 25, 2008, 02:38:55 pm
Another Matchbox Meteor NF.11/12/14 from ebay, this time in the RoG boxing. Didn't expect to win it to be honest, but got it for a fiver - they usually go for about twice that!

Also an Airwaves PE detail set for the Airfix Seahawk. Impulse purchase, since I logged on to ebay and there it was, with 50secs to go... Will contribute to the bombhawk project...
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: The Rat on October 25, 2008, 05:25:47 pm
Airfix DH Heron. Saw it on a vendor's table at a show today and had to grab it, it was possibly the first model I ever built, if it wasn't the Airfix Defiant. It will probably not be whiffed, and if I find another I'm tempted to do a Saunders ST-27.

(http://www.williamdemarest.com/images/Movifoto/saunders_st-27-100_aces_1.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on October 27, 2008, 08:13:42 am
Airfix DH Heron. Saw it on a vendor's table at a show today and had to grab it, it was possibly the first model I ever built, if it wasn't the Airfix Defiant. It will probably not be whiffed, and if I find another I'm tempted to do a Saunders ST-27.

Rat, Airfix have floated around their Civil Aircraft Collection for a few years now, it includes a Heron, a Ford Trimotor & a Beaver.  You can occasionally pick the set up a little cheaply too.  I'm sure you'll find some use for the Beaver & stick some floats on the Trimotor!
(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Models/AirfixCivilAircraftCollection.jpg)


A couple for me from PS Models in York, an Airfix 1/72 Hawker Sea Fury & a Revell 1/72 DHC-6 Twotter.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on October 27, 2008, 08:33:15 am
& stick some floats on the Trimotor!

or skiis  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on October 27, 2008, 09:14:26 am
Nice pic!  And I'll get in before Bri does; or Spats!TM
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on October 27, 2008, 09:42:38 am
Nah, Gatling Guns driven by mill-style belts running along the cabin ceiling....... :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: The Rat on October 27, 2008, 03:26:34 pm
Rat, Airfix have floated around their Civil Aircraft Collection for a few years now, ...

Yeah, saw one at Aviation World a while back, cost a lot more than $10 though! Hmmm, floats on a Trimotor...
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on October 27, 2008, 04:31:51 pm
I reckon you should be able to pick the set up for less than $40, not a lot more than $10 per kit, that is if your worried about the other two.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on October 28, 2008, 02:57:04 am
& stick some floats on the Trimotor!

or skiis  :thumbsup:


Wow, thats a fine looking aircraft! :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on October 28, 2008, 05:46:47 am
hmm,

airfix 1/72 strikemaster
RoG Gannet AS1 [has anyone noticed just how thin the cockpit hood transparencies are in
this kit? 2 of the 3 in this kit were kaput on opening and RoG are hopefully going to provide
some replacements]

btw, the subject of floats and DHC beavers. never did find a use for the floats
but the rest of the kit is really rather good.

trevor
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on October 29, 2008, 05:24:55 am
3 x 1/72nd Hasegawa F-16s for a "special project".
They'll appear at Bolton.

I might book us in on Saturday night up there so we can have a nice full day. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 29, 2008, 08:35:55 am
Trumpeter Wellington GR XIV

Some masks and most importantly a tin of Xtracolour Nivo for my RAF 100 project  ;D

Terry - me and Steve will probably be staying in Bolton (actually will be staying at the Rebok) on the saturday befor  the show
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on October 29, 2008, 09:22:41 am
Isn't the Rebok where they attempt to play football? :tank:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on October 29, 2008, 10:35:09 am

btw, the subject of floats and DHC beavers. never did find a use for the floats
but the rest of the kit is really rather good.

trevor

If you want to do a Beaver (no snickering at the back there  :angry: ) look for the Airfix kit as it has clear windows whereas the Hobbycraft kit doesn't.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on October 29, 2008, 11:07:37 am
Isn't the Rebok where they attempt to play football? :tank:

So thats what it is, thought it was a bit big for a garden  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on October 29, 2008, 11:32:16 am
Big box was at the post office today, inside was this lot:

*  Airmodel                           Sikorsky H-5
*  Airmodel                           McDonnell F2H-2/2P Banshee
*  Astra Scale Models           Canadair CT 114 Tutor
*  Can-Vac Models                Fleet Model 7 "Fawn"
*  Can-Vac Models                Fleet Model 7 "Finch"
*  Combat Models                 Ac-1 Caribou
*  Contrail Model Kit             Conversion Kit - Lancaster to
                                               Avro Manchester
*  Contrail Model Kit             Handley Page "Harrow"
*  Contrail Model Kit             Avro "Lincoln"
*  Esoteric Models                 Naval Aviation "Flying Barrel"
*  Esoteric Models                 Naval Aviation "Goblin"
*  Execuform                         McDonnell F2H "Banshee"
*  Execuform                         Lockheed Electra Model 10
*  Execuform                         Canadiar "Challenger"
*  Execuform                         Cessna T-50 "Bobcat"
*  Execuform                         Douglas DB-1 "Digby"
*  Falcon                               Triple Conversion Kit:
                                                Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune
                                                N.A. TF-F86 Saber - Gruman
                                                + Gruman TBM-3W Avenger
*  Forma Plane                       Noorduyn "Norsman"
*  Hobby Systems 1:48            Avro CF-100 "Canuck 4-5"
*  Int. Series C      1:100          Vickers Viscount
*  Int. Series D      1:144          Lockheed Constellation
*  Int. Series D      1:144          Douglas DC-7  (2) Kits
*  Int. Series D      1:144          Bristol Britannia 
*  Rareplane          1:72           Supermarine Seafire F.R.47
*  Rareplane             "             Bel 206 Jet Ranger
*  Rareplane             "             Northrop A-17/A-17A
*  Rareplane             "             Lockheed PV-1 "Ventura"
*  Rareplane             "             Beach C-45 "Expeditor"


All were in their original packaging and un-opened except the Tutor which has been started, mainly the parts being cut out of the sheet.  Biggest surprise was the 1/100 and 1/144 stuff, all injection but checking in the PAK-20 book it has them at all different scale than what is shown on the headers.  Originally the listing had 2 DC-3's but they turned out to be DC-7s and the 1/48 CF-100 is a really nice vacuform with really crisp mouldings.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 30, 2008, 03:59:32 am
Isn't the Rebok where they attempt to play football? :tank:

It is indeed Tel. Nice De Vere hotel built into the ground. There's a Premier Inn just over the road as well. With a Beefeater or whatever on the same complex. Very near where the show is held, although me and Steve still got lost  :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on October 30, 2008, 05:53:15 am
I wasn't lost, I just wasn't on the road we should of been  ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on October 30, 2008, 12:03:19 pm
Fianlly got to Hannats today after months of trying. To say I was disappointed is a major undrstatemet! I wasn't able to get ANY 1/72 Xtradecals sets I wanted, but then there were NO 1/72 xtradecal sets in the bloody shop. Still I did come away with an ACE T62 MBT for one of my Cold War builds.

I was disappointed to see that the new shop is only a shadow of the previous one. Still the service was the same - I was ignored until I wanted to pay for something. I don't think I will be making the trek up there again for a long time to come! I think I'll get all my stuff from them via mail order in future.  OK, sorry. Rant over.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 31, 2008, 02:36:34 am
Can't disagree with you Lance. For those of us who remember the old shop it is a come down. It's also a long walk from the station now. I only pop in if I'm going to Hendon now, whereas before I would sometimes go in my lunch hour
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: pyro-manic on October 31, 2008, 04:23:45 am
Just got a Revell Fw 190F-8 in 1:72. Comes with a Bv 246 "Hagelkorn" glider bomb apparently. Looks quite nice. 'Twill likely become a Pacific Pirate. :)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on October 31, 2008, 05:31:08 am
The 1:48 Hawk 100 finally arrived on Wednesday...... not too sure what to do with it..... Maybe Mexican Navy :wacko:

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on October 31, 2008, 09:46:48 am
Just bought the new Dragon 1/350 USS Momsen (DDG-92), looks really nice, a few less parts than I was expecting but that must be down to the mould technology, should build up nicely  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on October 31, 2008, 03:21:30 pm
Frog Sea Venom from ebay, unboxed, with no decals or instructions, for a couple of quid. Supect it might be Novo actually: loads of flash and a dire, thick and yellow canopy. Nice RPs though. Probably going straight in the spares box.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on November 01, 2008, 11:22:36 am
I got the Lindberg re-release of the "Mars Probe Communication Satellite", which includes the winged upper stage (not mentioned on the box top or instructions) as an option.

Also, the bagged 1/144 Eduard  Avia S-92/CS-92, the Czech built, post-war Me-262A/B fighter. The kit is the same as their Me-262 kits, only with Czech decals and you can only build one aircraft; it comes with two fuselages for the single and two seat variants but one of everything else.

I also got the Aoshima 1/700 Nitta-Maru transport (passenger) ship.

Frank
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: GTX on November 01, 2008, 12:29:15 pm
One that I rescued from being thrown into the bin by a guy at work - a Hasegawa 1/32 Boeing F4B-4  Any suggestions on what to do with it?  My ideas at is stage are:


Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on November 01, 2008, 12:45:10 pm
Remove the wings & engine, add wheels & convert it to a twenties LSR car to fit in the GB!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on November 01, 2008, 03:22:56 pm
Just got a Revell Fw 190F-8 in 1:72. Comes with a Bv 246 "Hagelkorn" glider bomb apparently. Looks quite nice. 'Twill likely become a Pacific Pirate. :)
This is a very nice little kit and builds well. I built one a few years back thouroughly enjoyed it.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: elmayerle on November 01, 2008, 08:53:36 pm
One that I rescued from being thrown into the bin by a guy at work - a Hasegawa 1/32 Boeing F4B-4  Any suggestions on what to do with it?  My ideas at is stage are:

  • RN FAA;
  • Remove undercarriage and make into Airship carried fighter;
  • Floatplane fighter;
  • something else???

Well, you could convert it to a P-15/F5B-1 and do it up in operational markings.  The real Xp-15/XF5B-1 (Boeing Model 202/205) never went beyond experimental flight testing but what-if....
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on November 01, 2008, 09:00:36 pm
Italieri 1/72nd Hawk Mk.100 from Hobbycraft for £4.00. The first ever What If scenario me and my mate came up with involved these, so I might just do it in "Burandan" colours for old time's sake.... ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: pyro-manic on November 01, 2008, 09:11:58 pm
Just got a Revell Fw 190F-8 in 1:72. Comes with a Bv 246 "Hagelkorn" glider bomb apparently. Looks quite nice. 'Twill likely become a Pacific Pirate. :)
This is a very nice little kit and builds well. I built one a few years back thouroughly enjoyed it.

Good to know! It looks nice on the sprues, that's for sure. I didn't realise the 190 was so small until I looked at this kit. I'd always equated it with bigger fighters like the Hawker Tempest/Typhoon etc, but it's smaller than my group build Spitfire!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on November 03, 2008, 11:17:02 am
From the Transport Models stand at the Bolton Model Railway show:

2 x 1/72 Airfix RA-5C Vigilante
Duncan

PRU/Black & SAAF Springboks on the wings/fus ??

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on November 03, 2008, 03:04:49 pm
now dont give him ideas Ian  lol
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Geoff on November 03, 2008, 03:22:16 pm
From the Transport Models stand at the Bolton Model Railway show:

2 x 1/72 Airfix RA-5C Vigilante
Duncan

PRU/Black & SAAF Springboks on the wings/fus ??

Ian

With KA-6 tankers for the externals?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on November 05, 2008, 04:02:26 pm
Another HobbyBoss 1/48th MiG-17F :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Geoff on November 05, 2008, 04:22:11 pm
An Aussi Decals sheet for RAAF Meteor F8's in 1/72nd from Martin at t' club.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: ChernayaAkula on November 05, 2008, 08:35:06 pm
A RoG/Zvezda MiG-31 and a JA-37 Viggen by Heller. Had ordered four, but only one Viggen was left!  :angry:

Don't know whether the Foxhound is gonna be a WhIF. I wanted too build the grey/black/blue demonstarator and an operational aircraft. If it's gonna be a WhIf, I'm thinking RAF with Phoenixes..... :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on November 06, 2008, 01:47:19 am
A box of GW Vampire Count Skeleton's from the LMS and you get some great skulls with the set  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on November 06, 2008, 02:55:13 pm
Off EB
Italeri 1/35 UH-1C
Academy 1/35 HTL-4
Revell 1/35 H-13H
and a couple of Westland brochures, one on the Scout the other on the Wasp  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: elmayerle on November 06, 2008, 04:47:12 pm
The Aerofax and Ginter books on the Viggie have plenty of details on the buddy-refueling system trialed and proven on the Viggie (the drogue was stored at the aft end of the bomb bay) and I've been thinking of doing a KA-5D in bright tanker markings along with a separate conversion for an EA-5E (most likely in USAF SEA markings).
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ed S on November 06, 2008, 05:56:22 pm
I picked up an AM Predator UAV and a Revell Flitzer at the LHS this afternoon. Both 1/72. Don't know if the Predator will be real world or WHIFF.  And I need a good WHIFF idea for the Flitzer.

Ed
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on November 06, 2008, 07:49:14 pm
and a couple of Westland brochures, one on the Scout the other on the Wasp  ;D

I think you'll find that both models are out of stock these days, although you may be able to pick one up on ebay...... ;D


I just got another Heller F-104G/TF.104G off ebay. Destined to be hacked into other projects because it's a good source of whiff bits.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on November 06, 2008, 07:52:22 pm
And I need a good WHIFF idea for the Flitzer.

Ed

British roundels and some bombs or a big gun mounted underneath - sort of a ground attack version of the Vampire? Or a French carrier based jet?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on November 06, 2008, 07:54:07 pm
I picked up an AM Predator UAV and a Revell Flitzer at the LHS this afternoon. Both 1/72. Don't know if the Predator will be real world or WHIFF.  And I need a good WHIFF idea for the Flitzer.

Ed

Well the Luftwaffe rejected the Flitzer because they thought it wouldn't have enough performance edge. If they'd done so after production had begun, the resulting aircraft might have been "palmed off" on the Romanians or some other ally. In a Whiff World, maybe Italy's still on-side late enough to licence produce Flitzers, or maybe the war situation is so much better for the Germans that they can spare some for Finland......
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on November 07, 2008, 01:19:02 am
and a couple of Westland brochures, one on the Scout the other on the Wasp  ;D

I think you'll find that both models are out of stock these days, although you may be able to pick one up on ebay...... ;D


I just got another Heller F-104G/TF.104G off ebay. Destined to be hacked into other projects because it's a good source of whiff bits.


I've got about 15 1/72 Scouts in the stash and a couple 1/48 Wasps so that won't be a problem ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on November 07, 2008, 02:00:44 am
yesterday.....

airfix 1/76 german recce set [small armored car and a kubelwagon]
RoG B+V P194
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on November 07, 2008, 09:58:14 am
You can never have enough Scout's or Sioux's for that matter  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on November 07, 2008, 01:39:49 pm
He's probably got a way to go before he matches your Mossie count Lee! ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on November 07, 2008, 02:02:56 pm
If Lee has Mossies, does mossie have Lees?

Meanwhile...picked up 4 more Daleks :dalek: :dalek: :dalek: :dalek:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on November 07, 2008, 04:05:48 pm
Lee's?  I've only got a handful of armour so I can quite safely say I haven't got any in the stash!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on November 08, 2008, 02:35:59 am
I picked up an AM Predator UAV and a Revell Flitzer at the LHS this afternoon. Both 1/72. Don't know if the Predator will be real world or WHIFF.  And I need a good WHIFF idea for the Flitzer.

Ed

Well the Luftwaffe rejected the Flitzer because they thought it wouldn't have enough performance edge. If they'd done so after production had begun, the resulting aircraft might have been "palmed off" on the Romanians or some other ally. In a Whiff World, maybe Italy's still on-side late enough to licence produce Flitzers, or maybe the war situation is so much better for the Germans that they can spare some for Finland......

Hungarian AF is always a good bet for late war wif's. They were still on the Axis side and Hungarian pilots were at the first stage of training for Me 262's.

However the Aeronvale suggestion previously stated sounds sound to me  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on November 08, 2008, 05:50:47 am
(http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo236/Bowlax/RevellThunderstreak.jpg)
(http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo236/Bowlax/Thunderchief.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on November 08, 2008, 09:48:39 am
Finally got my 1/32nd Revell AH-1G Cobra off ebay. To be robbed of bits to detail the XV-1.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on November 09, 2008, 02:59:26 pm
picked up cheap tonight a 1/35 Heller Super Frelon, 11 quid  ;D
Just worked out the rotor diameter........................ 21.25 inches  :drink:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Geoff on November 10, 2008, 11:35:45 am
Finally managed to get hold of a Trump 1/144th Badger for a Wif, and an Eduard 1/48th Avia 534 Series III "weekend" version for a real life build.
You have a  lot to answer for Narses old mate!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on November 10, 2008, 02:14:20 pm
picked up cheap tonight a 1/35 Heller Super Frelon, 11 quid  ;D
Just worked out the rotor diameter........................ 21.25 inches  :drink:

Yes, it is a large kit.  Did you get the version that has the Exocet or the gruntniks? 

If in the course of your research you happen to find any decent images of the machine gun mounts for the Super Frelon please share them by posting to the topic on the Super Frelon listed in the hot topic forum board. 
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on November 10, 2008, 02:48:00 pm
Its the version with the Exocet missile
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on November 11, 2008, 01:39:08 am
Finally managed to get hold of a Trump 1/144th Badger for a Wif, and an Eduard 1/48th Avia 534 Series III "weekend" version for a real life build.
You have a  lot to answer for Narses old mate!

Just think of the commission Geoff - us pensioners have to supplement our income somehow  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on November 11, 2008, 01:50:37 am
No comment :lol:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on November 11, 2008, 03:25:58 am
Finally managed to get hold of a Trump 1/144th Badger for a Wif, and an Eduard 1/48th Avia 534 Series III "weekend" version for a real life build.
You have a  lot to answer for Narses old mate!

I've got that decal sheet for the Avia 534 if you want to do it something other than the kit markings Geoff as it covers the series III as well.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Geoff on November 11, 2008, 03:39:06 am
Finally managed to get hold of a Trump 1/144th Badger for a Wif, and an Eduard 1/48th Avia 534 Series III "weekend" version for a real life build.
You have a  lot to answer for Narses old mate!

I've got that decal sheet for the Avia 534 if you want to do it something other than the kit markings Geoff as it covers the series III as well.

Yes please PM inbound.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on November 11, 2008, 03:53:52 am
These are the Series III markings
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q201/aircav14/avia02.jpg)
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q201/aircav14/avia01.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on November 11, 2008, 04:48:56 am
picked up cheap tonight a 1/35 Heller Super Frelon, 11 quid  ;D
Just worked out the rotor diameter........................ 21.25 inches  :drink:

Yes, it is a large kit.  Did you get the version that has the Exocet or the gruntniks? 

If in the course of your research you happen to find any decent images of the machine gun mounts for the Super Frelon please share them by posting to the topic on the Super Frelon listed in the hot topic forum board. 

Super Frelon arrived this morning and I got it wrong, it's not the missile version but the earlier version with the soldiers, cool :D , I may do it a Chinese Z-8K if I can find somemore picture other than this one.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on November 11, 2008, 06:20:54 am
i went to visit a new local toy store today (im surpised it was open being the 11th november)
and bought (all 1/72)

RoG Fokker E.III
RoG Sopwith Triplane
RoG Nieuport Ni28 C-1

at a swap meet, i also picked up 4 world weapon DVD's
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on November 11, 2008, 11:14:34 am
6....yes SIX Dalek Bubble Baths at a total price of £20...BARGAIN!!!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nick on November 11, 2008, 12:26:12 pm
6....yes SIX Dalek Bubble Baths at a total price of £20...BARGAIN!!!

Does this mean you'll be smelling all nice and fresh at Telford then, Terry?  :lol:
Come to think of it, what does a Dalek smell like? I would have thought of oil and rotten flesh and burnt electrical ozone....... :dalek:

----------------

Last week for my birthday I bought the HobbyBoss 1/72 Eurofighter Typhoon F.1 for just £10 in Modelzone. It is excellent.  :tornado:
Of 50 parts I've put them all together into 4 main sections (cockpit, radome, upper and lower fuselages) and am just painting the cockpit interior before final assembly and overall painting. Build time approx 6 hours including painting.

The parts fit very well, the landing gear doors fit onto the fuselage with a tongue and groove fitting to give the correct angle of sit. The moulding is crisp and the cockpit could easily stand alone as a mini diorama.
Very recommended. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on November 11, 2008, 02:29:43 pm
If Lee has Mossies, does mossie have Lees?

Meanwhile...picked up 4 more Daleks :dalek: :dalek: :dalek: :dalek:

I think we're going to have to re-name you 'Davros' pretty soon.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Geoff on November 12, 2008, 11:04:36 am
Finally managed to get hold of a Trump 1/144th Badger for a Wif, and an Eduard 1/48th Avia 534 Series III "weekend" version for a real life build.
You have a  lot to answer for Narses old mate!

I've got that decal sheet for the Avia 534 if you want to do it something other than the kit markings Geoff as it covers the series III as well.

Yes please PM inbound.

Arrived today! Many thanks.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on November 12, 2008, 11:54:30 am
So first class post does work  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Geoff on November 12, 2008, 12:24:16 pm
apparently!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on November 13, 2008, 06:22:15 am
So first class post does work  ;D

Oh ye of little faith  ;D

Maybe we should start a 534 fan club or SIG ?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on November 13, 2008, 10:17:40 am
So first class post does work  ;D

Oh ye of little faith  ;D

Maybe we should start a 534 fan club or SIG ?

Have you got a 534 for the membership fee ? ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Geoff on November 13, 2008, 11:13:20 am
So first class post does work  ;D

Oh ye of little faith  ;D

Maybe we should start a 534 fan club or SIG ?

Have you got a 534 for the membership fee ? ;D

There is a Spitfire SIG, and we were in a SIG for an a/c which had a prodution run in single figures so it's not as stupid as ----- God what am I saying?????!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on November 13, 2008, 02:30:14 pm
AMT-Ertl 1/32nd Snap-Fast Ford F-150 pickup.

Jon
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on November 15, 2008, 06:21:17 am
added to the stash today:

Revell 1/72 Focke-Wulf Flitzer
Revell 1/144 YF-22
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on November 15, 2008, 01:38:13 pm
Picked up a 1/48th Academy Challanger II at my LHS.. Originally designed to be a motorised toy so the parts are pretty basic, the gun has an awful trench down the underside. I brought it because I like the idea of 48th armour kits, but if they are all going  to be lik ethat then I'll stick to 72nd scale!!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on November 15, 2008, 02:36:00 pm
Italeri 1/72 Eurocopter Tigre PAH-2
Italeri 1/72 SH-60B
Italeri 1/72 OH-58D
Fujimi 1/72 HH-60D
Hasegawa 1/72 HH-60D
Hasegawa 1/72 SH-60J
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: pyro-manic on November 15, 2008, 04:26:38 pm
Picked up a 1/48th Academy Challanger II at my LHS.. Originally designed to be a motorised toy so the parts are pretty basic, the gun has an awful trench down the underside. I brought it because I like the idea of 48th armour kits, but if they are all going  to be lik ethat then I'll stick to 72nd scale!!

The Tamiya and Hobby Boss ones are very nice. :)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on November 16, 2008, 02:55:08 am
Well I went to Modelzone in Manchester on Friday and came away with...... one tube of putty. :huh:

Does this mean I have enough kits now?  :blink:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on November 16, 2008, 12:06:09 pm
Looks like i may be the first one to post SMW 08 stash additions.

C CADD NAL SARAS (indian Light transport prototype)
Czech master XP-67 moonbat. (thanks for finding it Lee)
Esci Douglas R4D-5.
Bilek Borthrop P-61A Blackwidow.
Frog Martin Maryland.
Frog BAC Canberra B-8.
Novo BAC Canberra B-8
Airfix Dornier Alpha jet.
Airfix Airspeed Horsa.
Matchbox SEPECAT Jaguar GR-1.
Freighdog Avro 720. (preproduction casting, Colin had five and all went to sig members)
A Model Ermolayev ER-2
Xtrakit Gloster Meteor T-7
Xtrakit Seaharrier FA-2. (previously unannounced kit from Hannants)
DFW T28 Floh. (wacky WW1 prototype fighter)

A lot more kits from the show than the last two years combined! and for less than £150 quid for the lot in total kit spend.

and from Geoff B/Thorvic
Ludemann Dornier Do-31
Polair PZL P-50 Jastrzab.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on November 16, 2008, 12:09:41 pm
Looks like i may be the first one to post SMW 08 stash additions.

Xtrakit Seaharrier FA-2. (previously unannounced kit from Hannants)


I would be interested in your expert opinion about this kit Martin.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Captain Canada on November 16, 2008, 12:12:53 pm
Grabbed a 144th scale F-20 yesterday. Got ho,me and started drooling over the kit, some nice little weapons, a couple different centreline options....and then I see the canopy ! WTF ? Ruins the whole kit ! I'm going to try something, not sure what, tho. It would be easier to hack it up and model it open, but I really want to make this one a flier, with the wheels down, so I can do some touch and goes.

Anybody have any ideas on how to fix it ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitbasher on November 16, 2008, 12:16:32 pm
Courtesy of SMW2008:

Airfix Marauder (ex-Thorvic)
Fujimi Spitfire FR14e
Frog Me262 (for chopping and rearranging)
Frog Hunter FGR9 (ditto)
Airfix Draken (ditto)
Heller Starfighter (ex-Howard of Effingham)
Matchbox Heyford (made, for chopping and rearranging)

all for £16!

Good to meet the guys for the first time.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on November 16, 2008, 12:37:10 pm
From SMW 2008:

Revell Atlantic 1
Revell Su-24 Fencer
Airfix Alpha Jet
Xtrakit Sea Harrier FA2 (x2)
Bileck Mig-23 MF Flogger
Skyhigh T-34C Tyrbo mentor
Academy F/A-18C Hornet
MPM Sea Vixen FAW1
PJ Productions Hunter T7 Conversion for Revell Kit
Aero Mig-21U Mongol
Anigrand Polyus (Space Station)
Scud v Patriot (off TSRJOE)
Avro 720 preproduction model
Maintrack Jaguar ACT conversion parts
Replacement Tail Fins for Airfix TSR2 with leading edge air intake

plus
Airtime International Air Power Review vol18,
Chinese Aircraft by Yefim Gordon

Plus a couple of older decal sheets
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on November 16, 2008, 12:40:17 pm
from Telford.....a restrained set of acquisitions as I've lots at home, but:

3 x SMER 1/72nd Polikarpov I-153s
1/48th SMER Fiat Cr.32
1/48th Testors "Mr.Mulligan"
1/48th Testors "Ike Racer"

various decals sheets, all for 1/72nd things, like Bf-108, Fiesler Storch, Spitfire IXs, etc.....

Nice to see people again. :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Daryl J. on November 16, 2008, 09:31:56 pm
Some 1/32 SPAD's to whiff along with some MisterKit Clear Doped Linen in various nation's shades.    :drink: :drink: :drink:


Daryl J.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on November 17, 2008, 01:27:58 am
my telford takeaways.....

1/35 tamiya field kitchen and german soldiers at rest
couple of pots of precision paints [expensive!]
1/72 RoG Me P1101 [from thorvic]
1/96 RoG Victor [from wooksta]
a couple of Fw190's [from kitbasher]
1/76 RoG [nee matchbox] wespe and priest SPG's
1/72 hobbyboss TA-7C
1/72 hobbyboss A-7A
1/72 airfix forward command post
1/72 xtrakit meteor T7

lots of decal sheets [no surprise there then for me]

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on November 17, 2008, 02:42:13 am
My haul:
1 x Heller 1:48 Alpha Jet, from Steve Evans (Zeke) plus a spare Exocet missile he had lying around
1 x HobbyBoss 1:48 MiG-17F
1 x Bergemot decal sheet for 1:72 Su27's (about twelve sets of roundels/numbers, will fit nicely on smaller 1:48 models  :wacko:)
1 x Quickboost replacement radome for Academy 1:48 MiG 29
1 x Neomega K36 seat for same
1 x Neomega 1:48 resin cockpit for (RW) Mirage F1
1 x Pavla K2 seat for aforementioned MiG 17

oh and a large bag of TWIGLETS, courtesy of the Glorious Leader as we were leaving ! :blink:

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on November 17, 2008, 03:33:16 am
well u said u could give them a good home
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Hobbes on November 17, 2008, 04:30:59 am
Looks like i may be the first one to post SMW 08 stash additions.

Xtrakit Seaharrier FA-2. (previously unannounced kit from Hannants)


I would be interested in your expert opinion about this kit Martin.

Me too. An FA-2 is still on my list of things to build. I see it's not up on the Hannants site yet.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on November 17, 2008, 05:06:00 am
Mine from Telford:

Airfix 1/72 Hi-tech NATO Weapons set.
Revell 1/72 Horten Go.229, kindly passed on from Thorvic
Revell 1/72 FW Flitzer
Dragon 1/35 British Elite Force 'Desert Rats'
Anigrand 1/72 resin Sukhoi T-4MS :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
And a bag of engines, fuselages & other bits & bobs kindly passed onto me by The Wooksta! so I can do a Hawker Fury with the Sabre engine (& maybe a few more besides). :party:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on November 18, 2008, 03:25:43 am
So first class post does work  ;D

Oh ye of little faith  ;D

Maybe we should start a 534 fan club or SIG ?

Have you got a 534 for the membership fee ? ;D

Yup - 2 in fact
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on November 18, 2008, 03:44:38 am
Right got home from Telford yesterday with the following -

Bits and Bobs :

Re-stock on Lifecolour paints
Some Modeldecal RAF Code Letter sheets
The new Xtradecal Lightning transfer sheets
Various Eduard Zoom sets and masks
Rising Decals "Emperors Eyes" : Stunning set for various Japanese recce aircraft

The Kits :

Magna 1/72 - Tomashevic I-110; Polikarpov I-185R; Sukhoi Su 3 : all Soviet 1942 era projects
Italeri 1/48 Hawk ; will be real with the Tigers Head on the tail - shades of Lonny Donegan  ;D
LF Models 1/72 Caproni CA 331 CN
Retro Kit 1/76 : BL 15" Siege Howitzer Mk I ; 60pdr Mk II Field Gun - I've got a thing about WWI heavy guns aftre helping a mate research his grandfathers WWI service records.
AZ Models 1/72 - Hawker Audax ; Hurricane I Early -RAF markings ; Hurricane I Early -Foreign users
MPM 1/72 - Skyrocket ; will be FAA
Olimp (Pro Resin) 1/72 - Bristol T.188 ; Fairey FD.1
Whirley Kits 1/72 - Supermarine Seagull - will be BPF
Czechmaster 1/72 - Bell P63D-1

Not even going to work out how much that lot was  :blink:

Good show with a great bunch of lads and an even better joke on Duncan (Overkiller) - you were the only one to fall for it Dunc', although Richard Brooker nearly fell  :party:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on November 18, 2008, 09:40:01 am
A trio of much-anticipated 1/35 armour was available at Telford and all found their way home with me

AFV Club - Churchill III
Bronco - A13 Cruiser
Trumpeter - Centauro (Spanish version)

I also got a 1.72 Academy Stryker off Thorvic - will be Imperial Roman in some form ;)

Also got a 54mm figure of Gandalf

Resin seat & nose + decals for my Indian Mig-21

WW2 Italian decals (Skymodels) for my Imperial Roman Spitfire ;)

White Ensign paints + MiG filters.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mike Wren on November 18, 2008, 01:53:38 pm
forgot to post my acquisitions from Telford... all 1/72-1/76 resin armour...

Cromwell Combat Ready Israeli Namer (Merkava APC), Russian BMPT (T-72/90 tank with new turret with twin cannon & missiles) & a M4 High Speed Tractor. And a CMSC French AMX-10RC armoured car
 :tank:

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nick on November 18, 2008, 02:27:41 pm
I had a rather restrained time at Telford this year and bought a lot less than in previous years.

ModelDecal sheet 101 - RAF Vampires, Phantoms and Tornado squadrons.
Revell Messerschmitt P.1101 Nightfighter
HobbyBoss A-10 Thunderbolt, only £2 in the KitSwap! :thumbsup:
Airfix Tornado F.3, this will provide parts for a....
Pegasus BAe EAP. This was free from Wooksta and came very well half-built by one of his mates!

Top of the lot was a very rare resin kit of a proposed 1970s Rockheed-Boeing Space Shuttle which has a fully reusable booster and different shape shuttle design. This is roughly 1/700 scale and comes from Kaiyooo, scruch-built by Takaaki Kurihara.
Looks fantastic if tiny and is the most expensive kit I've ever bought at £30 :o.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on November 18, 2008, 03:10:29 pm
Picked up an Airfix spitfire Mk1 in 48th today. Yes, I know I don't normally do 48th but this is going to be a crimbo pressie for my brother. Just need to get a set of RAF decal from the BoB period, can anyone out there help?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on November 19, 2008, 01:15:35 am

Also got a 54mm figure of Gandalf


Thought you said it wasn't Gandalf or is it Gandulph  :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on November 19, 2008, 04:08:26 am
If the lawyers for Peter Jackson, Ian McKellen or the Tolkien estate ask, it isn't ;)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on November 19, 2008, 11:49:59 am
Picked up a box of GW Space marine scouts with sniper rifles.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on November 19, 2008, 01:45:02 pm
Picked up a box of GW Space marine scouts with sniper rifles.
Are these 25mm gaming pieces?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on November 19, 2008, 02:10:25 pm
About 30mm, made by Games Workshop
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on November 19, 2008, 02:27:10 pm
Picked up an Airfix spitfire Mk1 in 48th today. Yes, I know I don't normally do 48th but this is going to be a crimbo pressie for my brother. Just need to get a set of RAF decal from the BoB period, can anyone out there help?

I don't usually do 1/48th either but since I got the Special Edition 1/48 Mk.XVI Spit when I signed up with the Aifrfix Club and liked it so much I got hold of a 1/48 Mk.22/24 (Eduard edition) to go with it.  But what is this Mk.I like lancer?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on November 19, 2008, 05:20:03 pm
Of the four things I've bought off ebay recently, the first and last rolled up today.... :rolleyes:

1. 1/72nd Hase EA-6B Prowler. Slightly started (but none the worse for it) and hence very cheap  :mellow:. No idea what to do with it yet - just bargain snapping.

2. 1/100th Heller Vautour. Fairly nasty, but therefore perfect for the scaleorama to 1/72nd that I had planned for it anyway. Here's an oddity: the kit and the box side illustrations are of the single-seat attack version, but the box art clearly shows a 2-seat + radar night-fighter....ooops!

Bonus: I had to chase up the Vautour guy to get the kit sent after a long wait, and by way of compensation, he's included an extra kit! Unfortunately, it's the tiny-scale Airfix HMS Victory.... Gawd knows what I'm going to do with that. Decent of him all the same though...... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: pyro-manic on November 19, 2008, 11:58:25 pm
1:72 Armoured Core Weapons Set #11, from Kotobukiya. Little pressie from the gf. :)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on November 20, 2008, 02:30:00 am
I don't usually do 1/48th either but since I got the Special Edition 1/48 Mk.XVI Spit when I signed up with the Aifrfix Club and liked it so much I got hold of a 1/48 Mk.22/24 (Eduard edition) to go with it.  But what is this Mk.I like lancer?

The Mk I is a really nice kit - I've built one and have another to do (both real)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on November 20, 2008, 02:31:49 am
Bonus: I had to chase up the Vautour guy to get the kit sent after a long wait, and by way of compensation, he's included an extra kit! Unfortunately, it's the tiny-scale Airfix HMS Victory.... Gawd knows what I'm going to do with that. Decent of him all the same though...... :thumbsup:

Do what I did when I built it in the 50's or 60's - take it in the bath with you - floats quite well if memory serves  ;D

Does it still have the vynil/rubber rigging ?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on November 20, 2008, 02:56:35 am
Bonus: I had to chase up the Vautour guy to get the kit sent after a long wait, and by way of compensation, he's included an extra kit! Unfortunately, it's the tiny-scale Airfix HMS Victory.... Gawd knows what I'm going to do with that. Decent of him all the same though...... :thumbsup:

Do what I did when I built it in the 50's or 60's - take it in the bath with you - floats quite well if memory serves  ;D

Does it still have the vynil/rubber rigging ?

The thing that's occured to me is to raid the spares box for some wheels, get some wooden fencing to cut up for planks, and make some Victorian land yachts....... :wacko: 
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on November 20, 2008, 03:06:35 am
Bonus: I had to chase up the Vautour guy to get the kit sent after a long wait, and by way of compensation, he's included an extra kit! Unfortunately, it's the tiny-scale Airfix HMS Victory.... Gawd knows what I'm going to do with that. Decent of him all the same though...... :thumbsup:

Do what I did when I built it in the 50's or 60's - take it in the bath with you - floats quite well if memory serves  ;D

Does it still have the vynil/rubber rigging ?

Or ---- at Salute a couple of years ago the South London Warlords demo game was based on the Jules Verne "Martian" books, with loads of lovely Victorian space craft with sails and armed with cannon. Somewhere I still have the issue and pics  ;D

The thing that's occured to me is to raid the spares box for some wheels, get some wooden fencing to cut up for planks, and make some Victorian land yachts....... :wacko: 
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on November 20, 2008, 04:30:08 am
Bonus: I had to chase up the Vautour guy to get the kit sent after a long wait, and by way of compensation, he's included an extra kit! Unfortunately, it's the tiny-scale Airfix HMS Victory.... Gawd knows what I'm going to do with that. Decent of him all the same though...... :thumbsup:

Do what I did when I built it in the 50's or 60's - take it in the bath with you - floats quite well if memory serves  ;D

Does it still have the vynil/rubber rigging ?

Or ---- at Salute a couple of years ago the South London Warlords demo game was based on the Jules Verne "Martian" books, with loads of lovely Victorian space craft with sails and armed with cannon. Somewhere I still have the issue and pics  ;D

The thing that's occured to me is to raid the spares box for some wheels, get some wooden fencing to cut up for planks, and make some Victorian land yachts....... :wacko: 

Would that be a minatures wargame addition to SPACE 1889, by any chance?  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Amphion on November 20, 2008, 08:03:24 am
Of off ebay: Heller 1/72 Rafale A.  :blink:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: The Rat on November 20, 2008, 08:17:46 am
From Aviation World (http://www.aviationworld.net/), probably the last two bottles of Gunze 336 Hemp Acrylic this side of the Gamma quadrant.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: lancer on November 20, 2008, 03:18:36 pm
Picked up an Airfix spitfire Mk1 in 48th today. Yes, I know I don't normally do 48th but this is going to be a crimbo pressie for my brother. Just need to get a set of RAF decal from the BoB period, can anyone out there help?

I don't usually do 1/48th either but since I got the Special Edition 1/48 Mk.XVI Spit when I signed up with the Aifrfix Club and liked it so much I got hold of a 1/48 Mk.22/24 (Eduard edition) to go with it.  But what is this Mk.I like lancer?

It looks pretty good in the box, some nice side detail in the cockpit,  seperate flaps that can be posed down. Multiple propellers AND 20mm cannons so it looks like there is going to me some of the early cannon varients coming out at some poinyt I woul dguess. But overall a very nice looking kit, I am actually looking forward to building it.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on November 21, 2008, 01:32:35 am
Bonus: I had to chase up the Vautour guy to get the kit sent after a long wait, and by way of compensation, he's included an extra kit! Unfortunately, it's the tiny-scale Airfix HMS Victory.... Gawd knows what I'm going to do with that. Decent of him all the same though...... :thumbsup:

Do what I did when I built it in the 50's or 60's - take it in the bath with you - floats quite well if memory serves  ;D

Does it still have the vynil/rubber rigging ?

Or ---- at Salute a couple of years ago the South London Warlords demo game was based on the Jules Verne "Martian" books, with loads of lovely Victorian space craft with sails and armed with cannon. Somewhere I still have the issue and pics  ;D

The thing that's occured to me is to raid the spares box for some wheels, get some wooden fencing to cut up for planks, and make some Victorian land yachts....... :wacko: 

Would that be a minatures wargame addition to SPACE 1889, by any chance?  ;D

The game was called "Cloud Ships of Mars" in Miniature Wargames April 2006. Just re read the article and it's fantastic, gorgeous pics
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on November 21, 2008, 02:35:36 am
off eBay, just now, a 1:48 Airfix/Heller/Smer MiG 17F for Whiffing, the HobbyBoss one I bought at the Nats will now be RW and my innaugral model for Falcon's Cold War SIG.

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on November 22, 2008, 01:36:04 am
Late ebay arrivals:

1/72nd Airfix Mirage F1.C. To have it's wings and nose nicked for a fighter Jaguar project.

1/72nd Heller Noratlas   :wub: :wub: :wub: No specfic use yet, but not bad for £8, particularly with SIX decal options..... Gunship is the obvious thing that springs to mind, of course.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on November 22, 2008, 01:48:35 am
last night at the modelclub.....

1/72 fujimi SH-3 seaking [with the long sponsons so USN and real]
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on November 22, 2008, 01:57:22 am
a Revell 1/144 SA330B Puma was added to the stash today, this is one of 5 models to equip my 1/144 carrier's airwing  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on November 24, 2008, 04:28:27 am
from abracraft in kenilworth.....

all RoG but all bargains! at £7.99 or £8.99 each  :thumbsup:

saab draken [austrian AF special]
F-16A [belgian AF special the one with the spitfire]
westland seaking Mk41 [marineflieger markings]
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on November 24, 2008, 12:16:00 pm
Picked up a 1/72 Roden LaGG-3 for a project and a pair of 3.7cm barrels for my 1/32 JU87G Kanonen Vogel  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: pyro-manic on November 24, 2008, 04:19:58 pm
Another Matchbox Mossie from ebay!

Think I've definitely got enough of these now...

How many times have you said that now? ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on November 26, 2008, 01:58:29 am
Picked up a 1/72 Roden LaGG-3 for a project and a pair of 3.7cm barrels for my 1/32 JU87G Kanonen Vogel  ;D

I've a feeling I should break out in song now  :drink: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: The Rat on November 26, 2008, 05:15:20 am
Frog/Novo Tupolev SB-2. Only picked it up for the red stars, so it might be going free to a good home. It's out of the box and the bag had few small tears so I can't vouch for all the tiny bits, I'll do an inventory when I open it.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: chrisonord on November 26, 2008, 06:05:41 am
Whilst I am here I might as well bore you with the contents of my stash, not appearing in any order, but all in 1/72nd scale.

Airfix
Ac-130 spectre.1975 shorts skyvan. 1974 fouga magister. Ov-10 d NOGS Bronco. 2x mirage 2000. super etendard Ka-25.fairy Delta.Mig-21

MPC.
OV-10 NOGS Bronco.

Italeri
2x mil hind d. 2x MH-53 d. MH-47 chinook. f-35.F-18 E.2x mig 29 UB.2x AH-6. 2x AH-1. RAH-66.OH-58.2x UH-1h. 2x su 22. SU 27.AC-119k.2x av-8b

Revel
MH-53. CH-54. TU-22 Blinder.2x F-18d.

Kopro 2x mil-mi 8

Condor
Mig-31

Hasegawa 3x OV-1 Mohawks. av-8b plus.2x mig-23. mig-27.

Academy A-37.

Ace
Govdika. Topas apc. snapper atv.
Hobbycraft.
Tu-16. Canadair Tutor. 2x AH-1Z.DHC-4.

PM model
Su-21 mirage 3.

KP
L-39

Eduard
2x L-39
Zvesda
 su-30. su 37. su35 su 47.

 
 
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: chrisonord on November 26, 2008, 06:06:42 am
I have quite a few more I just can't remember who they are made by so I will have a look later.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on November 28, 2008, 07:20:41 am
this afternoon from antics coventry....

airfix meteor F8
RoG AH-1W supercobra
RoG C-17A Globemaster III  :wub:

would a KC-17 be possible? i think RAF markings but say a RAuxAF sqn numberplate providing
extra/backup aircrew for 99 sqn.  :rolleyes: anyone else been able to get one of these kits yet?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on November 28, 2008, 07:46:34 am
Dragon 1/72 Modern Soviet Aircraft Weapons Set 2: Air to Surface Weapons.  From PS Models in York.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mike Wren on November 28, 2008, 08:19:09 am
a couple of Trumpeter 1/72 M26 Pershings (Israeli?) & a Hobby Boss N/AW A-10B, this will probably be West Midlands Police Air Support Unit...  :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on November 28, 2008, 10:15:42 am
Hobby Boss N/AW A-10B, this will probably be West Midlands Police Air Support Unit...  :wacko:

You got a crowd problem up there Mike?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on November 29, 2008, 01:52:46 am
Hobby Boss N/AW A-10B, this will probably be West Midlands Police Air Support Unit...  :wacko:

You got a crowd problem up there Mike?

When City play Villa and the Baggies play Wolves they have  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 29, 2008, 04:54:49 am
Just noticed what this thread is all about...... I wish I hadn't!

Living in Lydney in the Forest of Dean I'm MILES from any decent model shop, the nearest of any sort is 20 miles away in Gloucester and that's an Antics branch. When we moved here in 1982 one of the things that sold the house for me was The Loft, which has an 1850's style open '^' frame truss system giving lots of open space for my unbuilt models and N guage model railway. After about 6 months my wife Mary asked me 'So how do you like living here after this time?' I replied that it was great, just a pity that we were miles from a decent model shop. She looked at me sideways and said 'There's a very good one really close by!' so I asked her where. She pointed to the ceiling........... :)

At the last count, around 5 years ago, I had over 1000 unbuilt kits up there, and I have bought a few (really just a few.....) since then. At nearly age 66 now I'm not going to make them all before time catches up with me, so watch out for a BUMPER sale sometime in the next year or so!

Anyone need 25 Airfix DC-9 kits?????

My latest buy was a bunch of Minicraft 1/144 Sea Harriers destined for the decks of my 'in-build' SS Atlantic Conveyor. (Don't hold your breath, it'll be years before it's launched)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on November 29, 2008, 05:09:36 am
Anyone need 25 Airfix DC-9 kits?????

Oh yes please! I love airliners! :wub: Do send a PM if you ever need to get rid of one or two or more ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 29, 2008, 05:58:29 am
Oh yes please! I love airliners! :wub: Do send a PM if you ever need to get rid of one or two or more ;D

No probs, it'll take me ages to make up a list, but as my main modelling area (apart from spoofs) are airliners I have zillions of stock up there.

I bought the DC-9s when Airfix decided to stop making the kit some years ago because they didn't sell like 1/72 scale Spitfires. I pointed out they had a closed market as at the time they made the ONLY 1/144 DC-9 around but did they take any notice? No......  :angry:

Later on they put it back into their lists of course, but still with the same decal sheet! (KLM/Iberia)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on November 29, 2008, 07:07:52 am
Quote
1/72 Hasegawa Jaguar GR Mk.1/A

Saudi Arabia would be nice for this one! :thumbsup:

Quote
1/72 scale Airfix Concorde (What have I done?)

Whiff it! Whiff it! How about Virgin Atlantic? :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Geoff on November 29, 2008, 12:07:45 pm
Went into the local MZ as they are supposed to be getting me a Trump Tu-16 and walked out with a Polish PT-76 in 1/35th -  this one will be for a real life build.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Steel Penguin on November 29, 2008, 01:41:18 pm
just a quick note for PR_19Kit: ( and the reason i joined sort off)  Your closer than you think, Ross on Wye has a car place called andy pack in the bottom half of the main shopping street, they have got a load of stuff out the back, you have to ask to look but its around a 10` square room of the stock they take to shows.  ( say sorry to the wife)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on November 29, 2008, 01:54:48 pm
As for the Concorde, Virgin Atlantic is one idea I did have (as was Pan Am), however as seeing everyone seems to be doing Bombcordes I plan to do a Transcorde... fast troop transport RAF Transport Command (or maybe even a Queens Flight bird).

Seeing as the Concorde was also French, and British schemes on Concordes are going a bit normal on this site, perhaps a French Transcorde?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 29, 2008, 01:57:31 pm
Oh yes, I know Andy Pack at Ross only too well I'm afraid.  >:(

He still owes me a Vampire T11 kit after delivering three SB2s in a row, all of them in T11 boxes, and that's from years ago! I'm afraid he doesn't come under the classification of 'model shop' in my book. And I have more stuff in my Loft than he has anyway. :)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on November 29, 2008, 03:19:39 pm
U will find quite a few of us who have had interesting dealings with the afore mentioned trader over the years.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on November 30, 2008, 02:06:56 am
I replied that it was great, just a pity that we were miles from a decent model shop. She looked at me sideways and said 'There's a very good one really close by!' so I asked her where. She pointed to the ceiling........... :)


Love your lady wifes sense of "humour"  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on November 30, 2008, 02:50:18 am
So what are the opening times then  ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Steel Penguin on November 30, 2008, 02:53:48 am
my apologys gentlemen, i hadnt realised the above. I had hoped to help and wasnt aware of your previous dealings, though i will say that for the strait mainstream kits that ive purchased, ive had good service, hence my mentioning.
  I know that there used to be a book shop / kit railway store in Lydney also but i think that it shut around 3 years ago ( i found it once and have been unable to locate it since ).

and ill add anouther  :smiley: concerning your wifes sense of humor. I hope that you have many more years of happy assembling ahead.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 30, 2008, 04:34:41 am
Penguin,

 I know that there used to be a book shop / kit railway store in Lydney also but i think that it shut around 3 years ago ( i found it once and have been unable to locate it since ).

and ill add anouther  :smiley: concerning your wifes sense of humor. I hope that you have many more years of happy assembling ahead.

That would have been 'Dean Sidings', right opposite Tescos in Lydney. I used to be Dave's 'aviation advisor' when it came to plastic kits, his main modelling being making masters for resin body shells for 4mm scale model railway locos. In fact the PR19 was displayed in the window there for a week when he had a bunch of Matchbox Meteor NF kits to get rid of.  ;D

As usual in these cases the landlord got greedy and raised to the rent to stratospheric levels and Dave told him what to do with it. He closed the shop but still does his resin body work, I saw him at the Lydney MR Show a month or so ago.

Just sad that corporate greed rules yet again. The shop now sells carpets!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on November 30, 2008, 01:34:22 pm
eBay sent me another Italeri NATO weaps set - shame it's 1:72, but hey, I'm going to run out of display space for my 1:48 stuff one day, right ? :blink:

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on December 01, 2008, 05:33:36 pm
Went into the local MZ as they are supposed to be getting me a Trump Tu-16 and walked out with a Polish PT-76 in 1/35th -  this one will be for a real life build.

If you wanted a Tu-16 then you'll be severely disappointed with both the speed and the ceiling of the PT-76, although it is a tad more resistant to cannon fire (only a tad, mind...)  :wacko:

From evilbay today, an Airfix OV-10D Bronco. Botched and with weapons missing, but very cheap, so straight in the spares box.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on December 02, 2008, 07:57:15 am
The last Mosquito from ebay has finally arrived.

When you say "the last Mosquito", do you mean the last one you want or the last one in the world?  :blink:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on December 02, 2008, 09:30:52 am
I won a Final Touch Avro York conversion yesterday. 

What's the score here Lee, I thought you had said you wouldn't touch anything by Final Touch with a barge pole.  Wouldn't the CMR conversion been better ?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: pyro-manic on December 02, 2008, 10:30:55 am
Just got some Sparrows (which will be used as Skyflashes) in the post from Captain Canada, along with some nice snaps of DHC Buffalos in Canadian SAR colours. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on December 02, 2008, 10:39:19 am
Yes it would, but I'm not forking out over £40* for a conversion and then another £15 for the base kit!  For what I want to do, the Final Touch one *should* be okay.  Pretty sure it's a copy of the Contrail one anyway.


*That was 2006 prices from Hannants.  I doubt I'd get change from £60 now.  Hannants can stick it up their arse at that price.  I dread to think what the complete York kit will cost...

I see your point -- the complete York is listed at US$110 on Roll Models' website, US$88 for the conversion.  What's that in GBP's?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on December 02, 2008, 10:41:31 am
Just got some Sparrows (which will be used as Skyflashes) in the post from Captain Canada, along with some nice snaps of DHC Buffalos in Canadian SAR colours. :thumbsup:

When I did a little trade with Todd he sent along some really nice pics of a Cormorant for reference.  Very nice of him that was.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on December 02, 2008, 12:25:21 pm


Hannants are currently charging £49 or £46 for a York conversion, depending on which one you go for.  That's far too much as far as I'm concerned, especially for what I want to do.

The Final Touch one in question looks like this.  I think I'll have to grout out the cockpit area but filling the windows shouldn't be too taxing.

You mentioned that you're going to do it as an AEW, there's some photos of a Wellington in the Crowood book about Shackletons, which was the very first 'operational' AWAC.  It was used in 1944 (I think) on an operation to direct Beaufighters against some German battleships only they didn't find them, anyway the radar was mounted on top of the fuselage on a single pylon with 360 continuous rotation, and it looked like a streamlined plank of wood. Are you going to do your's like that?

Robert
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 02, 2008, 12:55:39 pm
You mentioned that you're going to do it as an AEW, there's some photos of a Wellington in the Crowood book about Shackletons, which was the very first 'operational' AWAC.  It was used in 1944 (I think) on an operation to direct Beaufighters against some German battleships only they didn't find them, anyway the radar was mounted on top of the fuselage on a single pylon with 360 continuous rotation, and it looked like a streamlined plank of wood. Are you going to do your's like that?

Some clever modeller built that Wellington for the 'RAF 100' What If SIG display at Telford. Somewhere there are piccies posted.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: The Rat on December 02, 2008, 05:45:19 pm
Just got this from Aviation World (http://www.aviationworld.net/). Sure it's tiny, but only $2.95. I'm attracted to cheap weird things, that's how I've met quite a few girls.  :blink:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v474/DaveBailey/An-71boxfront.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on December 03, 2008, 06:13:57 am

You mentioned that you're going to do it as an AEW, there's some photos of a Wellington in the Crowood book about Shackletons, which was the very first 'operational' AWAC.  It was used in 1944 (I think) on an operation to direct Beaufighters against some German battleships only they didn't find them, anyway the radar was mounted on top of the fuselage on a single pylon with 360 continuous rotation, and it looked like a streamlined plank of wood. Are you going to do your's like that?

Robert

I've just done some rechecking, the operation was actually done in 1942
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on December 03, 2008, 06:21:32 am
Some clever modeller built that Wellington for the 'RAF 100' What If SIG display at Telford. Somewhere there are piccies posted.

I had a poke around but couldn't find a pic of it Kit
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 03, 2008, 08:52:53 am
Kitnut,

I had a poke around but couldn't find a pic of it Kit

Actually after writing that posting, neither could I. :(

Maybe it's a link off the IPMS Forum web site. I've found so many places on the Net recently I lose touch. I'll ask a few questions in a few places.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on December 03, 2008, 09:08:12 am
not sure its one of ours Kit.    I dont recall any Wimpys on the sig stand this year.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Bungle on December 03, 2008, 09:16:42 am
In addition, I won a Final Touch Avro York conversion yesterday. 

Rough isn't the word, as it's practically a solid lump of resin with a separate section for the cockpit.  A mate had one of these and said it was awful.  Still, it can't be as bad as the Contrail conversion I got a few months back.  Bearing in mind that it's solid, I plan on filling the windows, adding a radome and some aerials, and doing it wheels up as either an early AEW aircraft (possibly RN) or an ELINT bird, possibly with 199 Sqn so I can use the nice Med Sea Grey/Black scheme.

Actually the Final touch conversion scrubs up reasonably well. Two areas caught me out (I'm not as skilled as you venerable sages.... :bow:) the cockpit is a bit naff and needs a lot of work to get it to sit right on the sharp pointy end. The other bit I failed to see is the side windows are not in a straight line, strangely not noticeable until you slap some paint on. And thirdly (never could count) it so bl**dy heavy I had to build the undercarriage out of metal tube to stop the plastic ones bending ! Still now its finished it does look good (even if I say so myself).



Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on December 03, 2008, 09:27:59 am
Just got this from Aviation World (http://www.aviationworld.net/). Sure it's tiny, but only $2.95. I'm attracted to cheap weird things, that's how I've met quite a few girls.  :blink:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v474/DaveBailey/An-71boxfront.jpg)

You sure it's actually got a radome in it? I've got the An-72-allegedly-P version of that, which is very accurate apart from the fact that it's got no gunpod, no wing pylons and no sensors. Basically, it's a standard An-72 with one extra blister window and a cammo scheme on the instruction sheet......... :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Captain Canada on December 03, 2008, 10:54:44 am
72nd scale Hobbyboss TA-7C
72nd scale Airfix Fairey Fulmar

 :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on December 03, 2008, 10:56:57 am
An Academy 1/48 Hunter F.6 arrived today off EB and I bought a 1/48 Tamiya A-1J Skyraider from the LMS, both to be real  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on December 03, 2008, 11:27:31 am

You sure it's actually got a radome in it? I've got the An-72-allegedly-P version of that, which is very accurate apart from the fact that it's got no gunpod, no wing pylons and no sensors. Basically, it's a standard An-72 with one extra blister window and a cammo scheme on the instruction sheet......... :banghead:

That's strange Weaver, mine has all the parts, they're on seperate sprues, there's two honking big bombs too.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on December 03, 2008, 11:30:39 am
I think the Wimpey AWACS you are all referring to is this one on Britmodeller :)

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=23065
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 03, 2008, 11:55:11 am
Nev,

THAT'S IT! :)

Well done, but I dunno how I saw it, just now was the first time I've ever logged onto that site. Weird....
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on December 03, 2008, 02:16:59 pm
Well done Nev, how I missed that one over there I don't know   :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: The Rat on December 03, 2008, 10:35:25 pm
You sure it's actually got a radome in it?

Yep, and a few extra windshields, clear nose, and some tiny clear bits that don't appear on the instruction sheet:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v474/DaveBailey/An-71sprues30.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on December 03, 2008, 11:56:31 pm
Picked up an Airfix 1/72nd scale Concorde on Saturday.

G
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on December 04, 2008, 02:29:58 am
72nd scale Hobbyboss TA-7C

warning captain! the nose u/c on this has some 6 parts at least and is VERY fiddley to put together.

me?

airfix pucara [comes with the uruguayan AF decals as well as argie ones]
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on December 04, 2008, 03:53:52 am

You sure it's actually got a radome in it? I've got the An-72-allegedly-P version of that, which is very accurate apart from the fact that it's got no gunpod, no wing pylons and no sensors. Basically, it's a standard An-72 with one extra blister window and a cammo scheme on the instruction sheet......... :banghead:

That's strange Weaver, mine has all the parts, they're on seperate sprues, there's two honking big bombs too.

D'oh!  I just realized you're talking about a different scale ------ (note to myself -- must pay more attention)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on December 04, 2008, 04:09:31 am
You sure it's actually got a radome in it?

Yep, and a few extra windshields, clear nose, and some tiny clear bits that don't appear on the instruction sheet:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v474/DaveBailey/An-71sprues30.jpg)

Fair enough!  ;D

You've got almost the same as me, but with a different fuselage sprue. One of those little clear bits is the -P's blister window.

I was thinking of doing it as a gunship and mounting it on a dayglow-orange wire which goes from one of the gun ports to a "splash" on a diorama base...... :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on December 04, 2008, 04:12:30 am

You sure it's actually got a radome in it? I've got the An-72-allegedly-P version of that, which is very accurate apart from the fact that it's got no gunpod, no wing pylons and no sensors. Basically, it's a standard An-72 with one extra blister window and a cammo scheme on the instruction sheet......... :banghead:

That's strange Weaver, mine has all the parts, they're on seperate sprues, there's two honking big bombs too.

D'oh!  I just realized you're talking about a different scale ------ (note to myself -- must pay more attention)

Don't beat yourself up - I bought the thing thinking it was a bargain 1/72nd one....... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: (entirely my own fault - the auction was clear and correct.....)

I now allegedly have a 1/72nd one on the way from Hannants, although it's taking it's time getting here.......

I now
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on December 04, 2008, 05:18:50 am
Hope you've got plenty of filler for the An-72  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on December 04, 2008, 11:20:06 am
An Academy 1/48 Hunter F.6 arrived today off EB and I bought a 1/48 Tamiya A-1J Skyraider from the LMS, both to be real  ;D

If you need alternative decals for the Hunter, Steve, I got loads of spares :thumbsup:

Just won an AIRFIX 1:48 Spit XVI. The Occidental/Italeri one that was especially boxed for the Airfix Owners Club. Will DEFINITELY be RW.

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on December 04, 2008, 03:29:34 pm
You sure about that?  Airfix have their own low back Spit mould in 48th and I'm pretty sure it was released only for Airfix Club members.

Yes I have one too (joined the club just to get it) it's as good as their Mk.22/24 with many of the interior bits that look the same.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on December 05, 2008, 12:11:36 am
Managed to get hold of a resin PZL-230F Skorpion SABA aircraft.

Good casting as its almost kit like and captures the look of the mockup, but could do with wheel wells and engine faces as the engine pods are hollow.

G
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on December 05, 2008, 04:54:04 am
Are you going to mould off it ?  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: GTX on December 05, 2008, 11:27:22 am
Managed to get hold of a resin PZL-230F Skorpion SABA aircraft.

Good casting as its almost kit like and captures the look of the mockup, but could do with wheel wells and engine faces as the engine pods are hollow.

G

Scale???

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on December 05, 2008, 11:36:23 am
You sure about that?  Airfix have their own low back Spit mould in 48th and I'm pretty sure it was released only for Airfix Club members.

Yep, Lee it's the Airfix Club boxing. When it arrives, I'll post a pic of the box-top. Already found a set of decals for it, ut as they're RW, I wont say any more :unsure:

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on December 05, 2008, 11:49:34 am
Nipped into Birmingham today, visited the German Market and bought a cool hat ;D
Visited Mike Wren's emporium, of course, and apart from a Squadron Signal "Polikarpov Fighters in Action Part 1", picked up two 1/72nd HobbyBoss Easy kits....He162 and Bf-109G-2 :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Geoff on December 05, 2008, 02:46:12 pm
Italeri Hawk
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on December 06, 2008, 04:52:42 am
from the Big H in lowestoft. one Southfront Mil 26 Halo. At a knock down price.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on December 06, 2008, 05:25:48 am
I've got the Red Star book on that Martin with a variety of proposed developments if you want to whiff it ;)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Martin H on December 06, 2008, 11:13:13 am
ohhh ive got a few ideas brewing for it Nev...needless to say it wont be standard fit lol
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Damian2 on December 06, 2008, 02:53:44 pm
I got given a pair of built TIE fighters, an AT-ST and some sort of Star Trek thingy that I want to greeble to high heck flip and call a Tagge Industries Shipyards Limited[\i]  Modular Taskforce Cruiser or something...
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on December 07, 2008, 05:20:25 am
At Coventry Museum today (after I'd sold my stuff):

1 x Airfix Gloster Gladiator for whiffing as a WW1 type
2 x Revell 1/72nd Sopwith Camels....the Biggles theme. :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: nev on December 07, 2008, 09:39:23 am
ohhh ive got a few ideas brewing for it Nev...needless to say it wont be standard fit lol

RAF for use in Asscrackistan springs immediately to mind :)
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: matrixone on December 07, 2008, 11:43:51 am
Just arrived last Friday,  Revell Classic 1/96 scale German V-2 and trailer, 1/72 scale ex-Monogram Me 110E, and 1/72 scale Blohm & Voss BV P.194.

Matrixone
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: frank2056 on December 07, 2008, 12:09:02 pm
...1/72 scale Blohm & Voss BV P.194.

Matrixone

Can't wait to see what you do with that kit! Revell did a great job on it - the BV P.194 is a lot of fun to put together; almost as much fun as their E.555
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nick on December 07, 2008, 12:55:23 pm
From Small World Models in Castleton last night I have a Revell 1/72 Me P.1099 for a surprisingly low price.

It's a tiny little shop only open at weekends and makes me think the owner is selling off his life's collection of old railway pieces (Hornby etc) and books and toy cars with some cheap new stuff to fill out the empty space. Has quite a few Revell model ships and some Contrail vacform flying boats (Blackburn Iris III and Short Singapore).
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: PanzerWulff on December 07, 2008, 03:06:44 pm
I finaly have my own 1/35 Minenraumer by RPM Woot, my mom spotted a bunch of models at a christmas sale at the senior center today.So she called me on her cellphone and told me what was there and asked if i wanted one I Jumped at the minenraumer.I cant wait to whiff the heck out of it ;D
"Panzer"
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on December 08, 2008, 02:30:32 am
hmm, at the freezingly cold model fair at the air museum yesterday....

hobbyboss A-7K and A-7D
matchbox Me410 [and i am told that this is apparently a good kit]
heller mirage 2000N
dragon P-61A black widow

also a couple of lightning decal sheets [xtradecal ones]

this morning from antics a couple of 1/76 airfix tanks, the panther and the sturmgeschutz 3
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: rallymodeller on December 08, 2008, 06:44:07 am
A package arrived today containing a Flakpanzer Gepard and a StuG IV, both Tamiya 1/35 original release. Yay! More Armour Whiffery!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on December 08, 2008, 10:18:35 am
Picked up from the LMS the following

1/48 Academy F-117
1/72 Hasegawa F-104 twin kit, has a single seater and a twin seater in the box
Airfix Wallace & Gromit twin kit, motorbike & plane  ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: kitnut617 on December 08, 2008, 11:38:39 am
1/72 Hasegawa F-104 twin kit, has a single seater and a twin seater in the box

That's the boxing of that display team isn't it?  I saw them for real a few years ago at the Cold Lake, Alberta airshow.  I'll never forget the sound of those engines, very different.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: chrisonord on December 08, 2008, 11:50:47 am
some more additions to the cause arrived today,an old Hasegawa T-33 (with thanks to Weaver) and an old Matchbox OH-58, that was by the looks of it made in China, and it has rub on transfers with it!! I was hoping it was the armed version but it isn't, anyway, what do you want for 4 quid!!
Next to arrive, will be a mirage wah-64 in 1/72nd, also 4 quid inc postage. My bank account is about to have a coronary.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on December 08, 2008, 11:56:40 am
1/72 Hasegawa F-104 twin kit, has a single seater and a twin seater in the box

That's the boxing of that display team isn't it?  I saw them for real a few years ago at the Cold Lake, Alberta airshow.  I'll never forget the sound of those engines, very different.

Thats the one  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on December 09, 2008, 10:31:12 am
1/72

F-22A Raptor, Italeri
A-6E Intruder, Hasegawa
Sea Harrier, Hasegawa
A-7D, Matchbox
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: chrisonord on December 09, 2008, 11:42:41 am
Well the WAH-64 arrived today, I have only ever built one Mirage kit before of a 1/72nd scale Lee tank, and that was a nice kit to build, the detail on the Apache on the other hand, is a bit lacking, the gun is very basic indeed. But for 4 quid it'll do!
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on December 10, 2008, 08:18:18 am
A package arrived today containing a Flakpanzer Gepard Tamiya 1/35 original release. Yay! More Armour Whiffery!

Great kit - crying out for a Sgt York turret, a whitewash camouflage scheme and some maple leaves on the side !

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Bungle on December 10, 2008, 08:58:38 am
Well this months early Xmas celebration started with a 1/72 Hasegawa Crusader (a swap with Chrisonord - thank you very much) but today I received the 1/72 HobbyBoss N/AW A-10 Thunderbolt II 2 seater, the TA-7C Corsair and the A-7H Tigermeet Corsair - £9 each which I didn't think was bad.

Haven't opened the boxes yet as I have to smuggle them passed the wife (bit like airport security). I guess I'm going to get caught since I promised her no further purchases this year ! Happy days !
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on December 10, 2008, 11:50:18 am
Monogram ( original issue) Kingfisher float scout. Why?????...it was cheap. :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: chrisonord on December 10, 2008, 02:53:14 pm
Well this months early Xmas celebration started with a 1/72 Hasegawa Crusader (a swap with Chrisonord - thank you very much) but today I received the 1/72 HobbyBoss N/AW A-10 Thunderbolt II 2 seater, the TA-7C Corsair and the A-7H Tigermeet Corsair - £9 each which I didn't think was bad.

Haven't opened the boxes yet as I have to smuggle them passed the wife (bit like airport security). I guess I'm going to get caught since I promised her no further purchases this year ! Happy days !
Hya Andy,
Where did you get the TA-7 from?? I was thinking about one of those in 1/72nd myself. A-7 are one of my favourite aircraft, and a twin seater would make a good OA-7 in my task force.
Cheers,
Chris.   
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on December 10, 2008, 03:00:07 pm
Just picked up a 1/48 Pyro Fairey Flycatcher off EB :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on December 10, 2008, 06:53:38 pm
Two Airfix Drakens off one ebay auction for a very reasonable price.  :thumbsup:

I had five things coming from either ebay or mailorder: the Drakens were the LAST ones I bought and the FIRST to arrive..... :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on December 10, 2008, 11:53:01 pm
Coupla decal sheets from eBay. Model Alliance 1:48 sheet for the Hurricane - some very unusual subjects mixed-in with some more usual items. Particularly like the 335(Greek) Sqn IIc in desert scheme but with part Greek squadron codes, and the SAAF OTU aircraft in a peculiar two-tone green camo, blue undersides and huge yellow trainer bands !

Second sheet is a rare Aeromaster 1:48 for early 100 FS USAAF (Tuskeegee Airmen). A P-39 and three P-47's all very colourful. Although the P-39 doesn't have a red tail, it does have yellow theatre bands around the wings and a red spinner and huge two-digit side numbers. All the P-47's have red tails and spinners and yellow theatre bands. One is in OD/Neutral Grey the other two in NMF.

All RW, I know, so wont say too much more.

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on December 11, 2008, 04:24:50 am
Well this months early Xmas celebration started with a 1/72 Hasegawa Crusader (a swap with Chrisonord - thank you very much) but today I received the 1/72 HobbyBoss N/AW A-10 Thunderbolt II 2 seater, the TA-7C Corsair and the A-7H Tigermeet Corsair - £9 each which I didn't think was bad.

Haven't opened the boxes yet as I have to smuggle them passed the wife (bit like airport security). I guess I'm going to get caught since I promised her no further purchases this year ! Happy days !
Hya Andy,
Where did you get the TA-7 from?? I was thinking about one of those in 1/72nd myself. A-7 are one of my favourite aircraft, and a twin seater would make a good OA-7 in my task force.
Cheers,
Chris.   

Chris

You should be able to get the Hobbyboss kits of the A-7's from Transport Models in Preston

Geoff
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: chrisonord on December 11, 2008, 10:43:14 am
Cheers for that Geof, I have looked at the A-7's in there, as I go in there to and from my mothers house, to buy paint etc.
They can be a bit expensive on the kits, and I think if I remember correctly, the A-7's were 12 quid each. A bit much in my eyes for such a low tech model.
Chris.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: chrisonord on December 11, 2008, 02:50:15 pm
Well I went into my nearest LMS today on my way home from seeing my Mum in Hossy, I was looking at the Revel 72nd scale vehicles, and noticed the Dingo APC had a £4.00 price ticket on it, all the other vehicles that were in the stack were £7, and that is how much I paid for one off the net, so I asked the owners is that right?? and it was so I had it!! like you do. I was originally looking for some suitable vehicles to have diasembarking the Mi-26 I got recently, but the Dingo side tracked me.
Chris. 
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on December 11, 2008, 03:09:10 pm
Cheers for that Geof, I have looked at the A-7's in there, as I go in there to and from my mothers house, to buy paint etc.
They can be a bit expensive on the kits, and I think if I remember correctly, the A-7's were 12 quid each. A bit much in my eyes for such a low tech model.
Chris.

Have you seen the Corsair kits, these aint inther 80--- series easy kit like the Typhoons these are the proper kits in the 87--- series much more comprehensive builds.

G
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: chrisonord on December 12, 2008, 02:19:11 am
Cheers for that Geof, I have looked at the A-7's in there, as I go in there to and from my mothers house, to buy paint etc.
They can be a bit expensive on the kits, and I think if I remember correctly, the A-7's were 12 quid each. A bit much in my eyes for such a low tech model.
Chris.

Have you seen the Corsair kits, these aint inther 80--- series easy kit like the Typhoons these are the proper kits in the 87--- series much more comprehensive builds.

G
Hya Geof,
What I meant was is that the corsair is quite an old subject to model, I thing nearly all the major kit makers have done at least one version of it,and all at varying prices.
Chris.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Bungle on December 12, 2008, 02:28:24 am
Cheers for that Geof, I have looked at the A-7's in there, as I go in there to and from my mothers house, to buy paint etc.
They can be a bit expensive on the kits, and I think if I remember correctly, the A-7's were 12 quid each. A bit much in my eyes for such a low tech model.
Chris.

Have you seen the Corsair kits, these aint inther 80--- series easy kit like the Typhoons these are the proper kits in the 87--- series much more comprehensive builds.

G

Having now opened the A-7 kits (the Missus was out last night) all I can say is I'm glad the sprues are all in plastic bags, saves wiping the drool off the parts ! 8 separate bags in each kit ! Loads of stores and details and the decal sheet for the A-7H - wow ! Expected just the black stripes but its the full on yellow and black tiger markings (I reckon you'll need to cut them to make it workable though).

The A-10 is 'basic' in that it does not have the same huge number of parts as the A-7 kits - Yes it's an easy build kit with the major airframe parts coming in single pieces. The cockpit detail is on the sparse side but external detail looks good. Looks a straight forward build with no fiddly parts. On the downside and unlike the A-7, this one is free of external stores.

I got my three kits for £8.99 each - because of the unadvertised 'easy build' quality of the A-10 that may be a little expensive but I've seen the A-7s go for as much as £15.99 on some websites so I reckon these A-7s were a 'steal' at £9 certainly I'd be happy to pay £12-£15 for them (but don't tell the wife).

Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on December 12, 2008, 05:15:51 am
New issue Airfix BP Defiant from ebay (Shrewsbury Models): It's not moulded in black! Yay!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mike Wren on December 12, 2008, 05:31:53 am
Revell 1/144 C-17 turned up yesterday... doesn't 'look' like a Revell kit though... hmmm... mine may well be RAF special forces flight in overall dark green with lumps & bumps
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on December 12, 2008, 11:12:46 am
Nice wee (bulging) packet of goodies from the BIG H arrived this morning:-

FCM decal sheet for Brazilian P-47's in 1:32 - The only real world item....

Begemot decal sheet for MiG 21's in 1:48 - loads of options, all of which can be VERY happily used in 'our world'

Hi Decal decal sheet for Su7's and 17's in 1:48 - again lots of options mostly Mid East air forces in the 70's & 80's

Zotz decal sheet 'Roundels of the World 5' - the Mid East one.... jaw droppingly huge choice, however I was most disappointed not to find any markings for the air force of Asscrackistan

finally

Two packs of resin Python 3 missiles (four in all) for a project very close to my workbench at the moment  :mellow:

A good haul, non ?

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on December 12, 2008, 11:54:33 am
All in 1/72nd:

Airfix Do17E/F
Airfix Gladiator...reworking to a WW1 type
5 x Revell Albatros D.III
3 x Revell Fokker D.VII
4 x SMER Polikarpov I-153
2 x ICM He51A
2 x Revell Fokker E.III

Everything is to be whiffed, mostly for the Biggles Project, but sometimes changing the shapes a bit.

Decal sheets:

1/48th Xtradecal for TSR2
1/72 Eagle Strike for B-52s....all low-viz but they're for other types...how about a 1/48th B-25 in low-viz?
1/72nd Techmod shhet for Polish Ju52s....to be used on a DC-3
1/48th Techmod sheet for Bf 108...to be used on 1/72nd C-47s and 1/48th Bf-109Es ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Daryl J. on December 12, 2008, 04:42:24 pm
Two Hobbycraft SPAD XIII in 1/32 for a retrotech build along with the necessary period perfect Misterkit WW-1 Acrylics......ought to go good with carbon fibre and a paint mixed up to match the shade of the world's recently lost, much loved Dalmore 12 Year Scotch Whisky.      Tentative name:  the SPAD Spirit.




Daryl J., who left his Black Label 200 miles away today.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: ChernayaAkula on December 12, 2008, 05:22:31 pm
<...> the Dingo APC had a £4.00 price ticket on it, <...> so I had it!! <...>

What a coincidence! :o I got a Dingo on Thursday, too!   :blink:  It was also marked down. It was the only one they had, but I need two for a Dingo 2 6x6 project. So I had to get another one from another shop - for the regular price. Oh well, can't win all the time.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: rallymodeller on December 12, 2008, 06:38:38 pm
Got a lovely little box from Archer Fine Transfers (http://www.archertransfers.com/index.html) yesterday. Within the box were (all in 1/35):

(http://www.archertransfers.com/WEB%20pictures/AR35154.gif)
Modern Canadian License Plates

(http://www.archertransfers.com/WEB%20pictures/AR35152.gif)
IFOR/SFOR markings (for my Abrams whatif)

(http://www.archertransfers.com/WEB%20pictures/AR35118W.gif)
Canadian Tactical Signs (White)

Pics from Archer's website. These are unbelievable. They're rub-on transfers, like Letraset, and they are incredibly detailed. Honestly, the lettering for the tac signs is about 1mm high. I have already alerted my optometrist.  ;D

 
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Thorvic on December 13, 2008, 03:45:53 am
Off Ebay the Zvadva Mil Mi-26 Halo in 1/72

Initial in box impressions are that its a very nice kit of similar ilk to their recent Pe-8 and in about the same size box.
This is a big helicopter but well worth the money.

Cheers

Geoff
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: chrisonord on December 13, 2008, 04:20:50 am
Off Ebay the Zvadva Mil Mi-26 Halo in 1/72

Initial in box impressions are that its a very nice kit of similar ilk to their recent Pe-8 and in about the same size box.
This is a big helicopter but well worth the money.

Cheers

Geoff
I too have got the Zvesda Mi-26 Halo. very impressed with it, as with all the other Zvesda kits I have they ae of much better quality than the other Russian/eastern European (see Amodel and Ace) that I have bought.
And for £18 a lot cheaper than the Southfront kit.
Chris.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nils on December 13, 2008, 07:23:05 am
today, 2 new models were addad to the (already oversized) stash

-1/72 Airfix Bristol Blenheim
-1/72 Matchbox Blackburn Buccaneer
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on December 13, 2008, 09:55:06 am
Airfix 1/72 Saab Tunnan, from The Model Shop in Hull.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: pyro-manic on December 13, 2008, 10:05:41 am
Snap! Just grabbed one of those today, to do one of Spinners' profile ships. :thumbsup: Also got a 1:72 Revell MiG MFI, just because it looks cooooooool.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Mossie on December 13, 2008, 10:29:21 am
Great minds & all that!  Spinners schemes where foremost in my mind too. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Weaver on December 13, 2008, 05:20:43 pm
Unboxed Airfix Pontoon Bridge from ebay for £3.00.........
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: B777LR on December 14, 2008, 08:08:29 am
1/72 Airfix weapons set (the one that includes a Tornado)

1/72 Revell RF-4E
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Geoff on December 14, 2008, 09:11:04 am
Trump Bear
Airfix Hawk
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on December 15, 2008, 04:17:14 am
on saturday and all 1/72....

italeri B-58 hustler
italeri B-66 destroyer
matchbox J-29 tunnan

today, i've added a RoG Mil Mi 24 Hind D/E  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on December 15, 2008, 07:31:49 am
A Airfix 1/48 Canberra PR9 and a Academy 1/35 Bell H-13
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on December 16, 2008, 01:16:14 am
After a recent trip to Meadowhall, apart from Mid's presents I found:

Revell 1/72nd...2 x Fokker E.III and a Nieuport 28C-1 :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Amphion on December 16, 2008, 04:27:06 am
Mastercraft:

F-16D Block 30
F-16C Block 40
SU-17M4 Fitter K
SU-22M3

Hasegawa:

OV-10A Bronco
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Aircav on December 16, 2008, 09:04:29 am
Been to Chestermoor I have, got a 1/48 Trumpeter Sea Hawk Mk.100 and a 1/16 Dragon German WWII Cavalryman I did.  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on December 17, 2008, 03:33:14 am
hmm, with marks and spencers 3 for 2 offer.....  ;D ;D

3 jaguar GR1A's
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on December 17, 2008, 05:36:52 am
You sure about that?  Airfix have their own low back Spit mould in 48th and I'm pretty sure it was released only for Airfix Club members.

Yep, Lee it's the Airfix Club boxing. When it arrives, I'll post a pic of the box-top. Already found a set of decals for it, ut as they're RW, I wont say any more :unsure:

Ian

Just got around to taking a pic..... here ya go, Lee

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/280163/SpitXVIboxtop.jpg)

Ian

Oh yeah..... last eBay win for me this year...... an AIRFIX LOCKHEED F-80C  :bow:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Radish on December 17, 2008, 08:05:09 am
Trumpeter 1/72nd Char B.

Very nice :tank: but very expensive at almost £11 :o :o
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Nick on December 17, 2008, 10:35:11 am
In TK Maxx at Lakeside I got 2 of the Revell 1/72 DC-3 sets for less than £7 each. :party:
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 17, 2008, 02:26:09 pm
Found Hannant's 'new' place at Hendon (I didn't know they'd moved....) and topped up The Loft with :-

1) Aifix Boeing 314 Clipper 1/144

2) A Model An-72 1/144

3) OzMods B-57B Canberra 1/144

4) Braz 767-300 GE CF6-80 and R-R RB211-535 engines 1/144

5) Special Hobby U-2S/ER-2 1/72
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: chrisonord on December 17, 2008, 04:40:57 pm
TK Max sell model kits???
well, I will have to have a look in there then, I think there is one near me somewhere.
newest addition to the shed filler is a Matchbox Hawk 200, thankyou Runaway, and a F-5 e Tiger 2 for 4 quid of ebay, it is the newer boxed Airfix version with the marines aggressor and US air force decals. Not that it will be a US aircraft.
Chris.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: KiwiZac on December 17, 2008, 10:00:39 pm
Novo DH88 Comet Racer arrived from the Uk today - will either do as C-ACSR or Clouston and Ricketts' 'CSS.
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on December 17, 2008, 11:26:01 pm
Hmmmn.  Don't think it's the Accidental moulding - why rebox someone elses kit when you have your own tooling that's equivalent quality?

Take your point, Lee. But there is a 'tenuous' link to Occidental thru Heller (their G91 is offered by Heller). As I don't have the Occidental Spit XVI it is really difficult to tell. Long story short, it's a 1:48 low-back Spit XVI and that has to be a good thing !

Ian
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: NARSES2 on December 18, 2008, 02:58:47 am
Trumpeter 1/72nd Char B.

Very nice :tank: but very expensive at almost £11 :o :o

Thats the way things will be for the forseeable future I'm afraid what with the slide (collapse) in the value of the pound  - low intrest rates equate to a low pound and high prices for kits. Interesting subject though. Just hope they bring out some other early WWII tanks.

Rad have you any idea if Trump have "played" with the Tamiya kit ?
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: Amphion on December 18, 2008, 06:48:23 am
Airfix S-3A Viking

Hasegawa F-16A Plus Falcon
Hasegawa F-86F Sabre
Title: Re: My Stash just grew again (2008)
Post by: ChernayaAkula on December 18, 2008, 07:58:24 am