What if

General Modelling Forum => General Modeling topics => My Stash Just Grew Again => Topic started by: Thorvic on December 31, 2013, 09:45:55 am

Title: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on December 31, 2013, 09:45:55 am
Ready for the new year 2014
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Army of One on December 31, 2013, 09:58:38 am
Blimey.....gets earlier n earlier each year...........
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: darthspud on December 31, 2013, 11:09:02 am
ORDERED TODAY FOR DELIVERY IN 2014 . doe's that count?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Rheged on December 31, 2013, 11:30:00 am
ORDERED TODAY FOR DELIVERY IN 2014 . doe's that count?

I'd think so!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on December 31, 2013, 02:19:35 pm
ORDERED TODAY FOR DELIVERY IN 2014 . doe's that count?

I'd think so!
it does indeed ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Daryl J. on December 31, 2013, 04:27:50 pm
Oh....then the Academy F-4B goes here.   Delivery in about a week.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on December 31, 2013, 04:37:35 pm
Just discovered a parcel was delivered whilst i was working this afternoon so actually did get a model on New Years Day  ;D.

Airfix 1/350th HMS Daring  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 01, 2014, 02:26:59 am
Just discovered a parcel was delivered whilst i was working this afternoon so actually did get a model on New Years Day  ;D.

Airfix 1/350th HMS Daring  :thumbsup:

How could you miss something THAT big?  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on January 01, 2014, 03:20:10 am
Just discovered a parcel was delivered whilst i was working this afternoon so actually did get a model on New Years Day  ;D.

Airfix 1/350th HMS Daring  :thumbsup:

How could you miss something THAT big?  :o

I've been working from home and use ear plugs to block the background noise, my dad had answered the door and put it by the side of his chair and forgot about it so didn't see it till i went to close up downstairs after the New Year celebrations had settled down.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 01, 2014, 03:22:03 am
Blimey.....gets earlier n earlier each year...........

Nope 1st of January every year  ;D I know what you meen though  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on January 01, 2014, 05:47:45 am
my first new kit of the year (now im back home)

Finemolds 1/72nd Sienar fleet systems TIE Interceptor. via a Japanese Ebay trader.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: lancer on January 01, 2014, 09:42:53 am
my first new kit of the year (now im back home)

Finemolds 1/72nd Sienar fleet systems TIE Interceptor. via a Japanese Ebay trader.

What a lovely little kit that is...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on January 02, 2014, 04:26:20 am
my first 2 stash additions of the year  ;D

-RoG 1/144 Airbus A350-900XWB (to be a Sabena bird instead of the planned Boeing 787)
-RoG 1/144 Airbus A330-300 (to be a realworld Belgian Air Force, or should i say ex-BAF as it will be replaced by an A321 in February)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on January 02, 2014, 10:26:13 am
the expected 2nd pair of new Airfix Lightning F-2's has arrived from Frome model center via Ebay.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mr.Creak on January 02, 2014, 12:03:57 pm
My brother in law just gave me his part-started Airfix FW190 (latest release).
I do love it when his enthusiasm overcomes his boredom threshold and he buys a kit he can't be bothered to finish.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 02, 2014, 12:56:00 pm
I'm trying to hold off on buying anything for a while*.  Let's see how long it lasts...

*I have two bids in for Spitfires on ebay, but placed placed year.  If I win, do the purchases count as this year or last year?  Do I break the promise?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on January 02, 2014, 01:05:50 pm
they dont count until you have your little mits on em ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Army of One on January 02, 2014, 01:42:14 pm
Ordered last year.....picked up from post office today......both academy 1/144....x3 Jaguar and x3 Su25 Frogfoot's.....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 02, 2014, 03:57:57 pm
they dont count until you have your little mits on em ;D

Good job I'm outbid on one then!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 02, 2014, 11:56:44 pm
A 1:72 Matchbox Dassault Mystère IV (Revell re-boxing) - will probably be converted into a N/AW fighter with a radar nose and an afterburner engine, inspired by the pretty Mystère IV N prototype.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 03, 2014, 05:25:02 am
You might be better off turning it into the IAe Pulqui II...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/Pulqui_engine.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/39/FMA_IAe_33_Pulqui_II.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/df/Pulqui_II_04.jpg)

Phil Cater has done one using the Matchbox Mystere and a PM Ta 183 wing.  The good thing is that there was a wind tunnel model of the Ta 183 with a constant chord unswept wing, so that's another whiff.

A quick look in the relevant Wikipedia page says that the Argies looked to buy Canadair Sabres to replace the Meteor but the deal fell through..
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 03, 2014, 05:55:22 am
That's an idea, a Saab 29 might be better suited as basis for a Pulqui II?

Anyway, mine won't be a model of the Mystére IV N, rather something inspired by it - not even certain if I can integrate a 2 seat cockpit as in the real thing, or if it remains a single-seater, maybe as an alternative to the F-86D/K/L? Belgian markings could be nice, too...?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 03, 2014, 09:48:30 am
I dropped a Mystere fuselage over the Pulqui II plan and it fits almost like a glove - think you have to put a wedge in it.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on January 03, 2014, 10:07:49 am
There's an manufacturer outfit in Argentina that makes a 1/72 kit of the Pulqui II --- been trying to get one for a while now.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on January 03, 2014, 11:03:19 am
Theres one available from Germany as well. follow the link below then click on the fussy pic of the Pulqui then scroll down the page to see the better image.

IAe.33 Pulqui II kit (http://www.classic-plane-mrr.de/index_e.html)

I have one of these, althou mine came from our own Zuid99 via Ebay a number of years ago.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 03, 2014, 02:03:51 pm
There's an manufacturer outfit in Argentina that makes a 1/72 kit of the Pulqui II --- been trying to get one for a while now.

If it's the same bunch that do an appallingly bad (ie sub Unicraft/Merlin levels of utter unbuildableness*) IAe 33 Namcu, then you'd be better off scratching it.  Your skills should breeze through it.

*I've seen one and it is WORSE than anything I've seen from Unicraft!  It really is that bad...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on January 04, 2014, 06:00:44 am
another xmas purchase arrived this afternoon. Via Hannants, one Planet models 1/72nd scale Douglas R3D-1/2. Thats a DC-5 to the rest of us.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: seadude on January 04, 2014, 11:05:52 am
Just purchased an hour ago at my local hobby store the Trumpeter 1/350 scale USS Franklin CV-13 (1944) Essex class carrier. In a few years time down the road, I have an idea to build this as I described on another forum:
http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=154771
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: van883 on January 04, 2014, 11:41:05 am
Academy OV 10A from ebay and an Airfix A4 Skyhawk from my lhs.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on January 04, 2014, 01:24:39 pm
Received this morning from A2Z

1 x 1/72 Sea Vixen improvement set for the Xtrakit version.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 04, 2014, 03:48:19 pm
Received this morning from A2Z

1 x 1/72 Sea Vixen improvement set for the Xtrakit version.

I've got one of those too, superb work on their part  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on January 05, 2014, 10:08:22 am
from the penkridge wargames show this morning,
5 eldar seers of various flavours
and 2 metal elder war walkers, for a fiver each !
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on January 05, 2014, 11:18:56 am
from the penkridge wargames show this morning,
5 eldar seers of various flavours
and 2 metal elder war walkers, for a fiver each !

Is that a subliminal message to yourself that you wanted a bag of crisps ?  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on January 05, 2014, 01:32:34 pm
not at the time had a bacon bap wile I was there though.  nomnomnom
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Bungle on January 06, 2014, 03:00:01 am
First of the year for me something big and time consuming. Had a bad year last year so need something to envelope me like a large double modeling duvet  :wub:

Airway Vac Form : Armstrong Whitworth Argosy

I haven't anywhere to display it when (if) it gets finished but it's a big solid vacform so plenty of mindless sanding and filling and sanding and filling and .....

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on January 06, 2014, 04:38:02 am
from the penkridge wargames show this morning,
5 eldar seers of various flavours
and 2 metal elder war walkers, for a fiver each !

Is that a subliminal message to yourself that you wanted a bag of crisps ?  ;D


ROTFPMSL -   ;D ;D ;D:bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on January 06, 2014, 05:58:28 am
First of the year for me something big and time consuming. Had a bad year last year so need something to envelope me like a large double modeling duvet  :wub:

Airway Vac Form : Armstrong Whitworth Argosy


I picked up one of those too only about a month ago, I'd been after one for years ---
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Bungle on January 06, 2014, 06:05:18 am


I picked up one of those too only about a month ago, I'd been after one for years ---

I'll race you to see who get's it done first.... ;D

Now all I need is the Hastings and my year will be complete !
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on January 06, 2014, 06:50:19 am


I picked up one of those too only about a month ago, I'd been after one for years ---

I'll race you to see who get's it done first.... ;D

Now all I need is the Hastings and my year will be complete !

I nearly got a Hastings too but someone else beat me to it, so I picked up the Contrail one instead along with an Air Traders Carvair ---- I don't think I will win the race though, they're for a project way down the road --   ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on January 06, 2014, 07:55:24 am
1 more added to the stash  :lol:

-RoG 1/144 F-16C Fighting Falcon
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on January 06, 2014, 12:48:15 pm
Recent addition via ebay

1 x 1/72 AZ Models LET L-410 UVP

Looks lovely and might tempt me to buy more of their stuff.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on January 06, 2014, 12:49:18 pm
Blimey.....gets earlier n earlier each year...........

OK... so when is the 2015 thread being opened? February after Valentines day?

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 06, 2014, 02:29:09 pm
Bob, Contrail never did a Hastings - they did an Avro Tudor though and can I get one?  Can I fairycakes - Formaplane did the Hastings and the moulds/masters got passed to Aircraft in Miniature, who repopped it in a thicker plastic with resin engines.  I've the former incarnation and would like the resin engines to clone.  Can I find one?  See the Tudor.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on January 06, 2014, 03:17:03 pm
Right, Formaplane is what I meant to say ---  :banghead:  for the Carvair too --  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 07, 2014, 06:56:30 am

1 x 1/72 AZ Models LET L-410 UVP

Looks lovely and might tempt me to buy more of their stuff.

Gondor

The newer stuff is really nice. Some of the earlier stuff is a little more "limited run" and needs more work but is still eminently buildable. They are one of my favourite limited run producers  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on January 07, 2014, 09:58:28 am
First kit of 2014 ! Not sure what is wrong with me, but in the last year I've bought half a dozen Luftwaffe a/c ! Strange but true. Maybe it's an affliction we all go through at some point in our history buff/ modelling lives ? Or maybe it's just beacause I've always enjoyed opening a model, and seeing for the first time what an a/c type was really like ? I think you can tell alot about an aeroplane's flight characteristics by flondling it and 'flying' it around the room ?

 :thumbsup:

72nd scale Revell FW200 C-5/C-8 Condor

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on January 07, 2014, 12:01:06 pm
Another ebay purchase arrived today

1 x 1/72 Modeldecal set 94. This is the third copy of this set I have bought. Love all the Phantom markings which are ideal for late 60's early to mid 70's whiffs. I had failed to notice that there are also marking for Lightening F2A's on the sheet so that's a bonus seeing that I have two of the recent Airfix aircraft to do as real world  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 07, 2014, 12:15:43 pm
.....there are also marking for Lightening F2A's on the sheet so that's a bonus seeing that I have two of the recent Airfix aircraft to do as real world  :thumbsup:

One of those Lightning schemes on Sheet 94 is the same aircraft as depicted on the Airfix kit's box art Alastair, but in the earlier all-silver finish.

The Airfix decals are an almost exact copy of those on Modeldecal Sheet 25 for XXN781 'Boss Cat', whereas XN793 'King Cobra' is in the all silver scheme in the Airfix decals.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 08, 2014, 06:07:16 am
A 1:72 Matchbox Dassault Mystère IV (Revell re-boxing) - will probably be converted into a N/AW fighter with a radar nose and an afterburner engine, inspired by the pretty Mystère IV N prototype.

Things are (already) getting serious! While I wait to take pics of the most recent, finished Xmas holiday project I already started with the Mystere IVA. Now it will turn into a serious IVN, I take on the challenge and try to convert it into a fictional service aircraft. Messy work on the fuselage (new nose, new air intake, new exhaust section, and - most of all - a new two seater cockpit!), but seems feasible, found good implants and donation parts...  :wacko:

And it will certainly NOT become a French service aircraft, I already have a plan.  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on January 08, 2014, 10:53:47 am
Airfix 1/72 Hurricane/Sea Hurricane - will provide arrestor hook for the Gloster E28/39 project, possibly cannon as well + Matchbox Hunter
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on January 08, 2014, 01:59:40 pm
Airfix 1/72 Red Arrows Hawk.  Probably real world, with a twist.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on January 10, 2014, 09:30:41 am
Received a Trumpeter 1/350th HMS Daring Type 45 Destroyer, makes an interesting comparisson to the Airfix kits as a more straight forward structure than the Airfix kit and greater use of etch for detailing.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Daryl J. on January 10, 2014, 03:40:07 pm
Aggressor F-5F from RoG.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on January 10, 2014, 03:50:05 pm
In Calgary today, picked up a new tool Airfix 1/72 Harrier GR.1 and an Italeri 1/72 F-35A.  As this kit doesn't have any Canadian marking included, bought a set of CF-188 decals to rob --

Also got a very large sheet of 2mm thich Evergreen white styrene sheet, plus a smaller 1.5mm package.

Edit:

Just made an order for the Fujimi 1/72 F-35B too ---
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on January 13, 2014, 08:01:51 am
2 new additions:

-RoG 1/144 F-16C Fighting Falcon
-RoG 1/144 F/A-18E Super Hornet
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: pyro-manic on January 14, 2014, 05:47:33 am
My first of the year, a crimble present to myself (mostly just for putting up with it!):

1:35 resin kit of the walker tank from the climactic scene in the original Ghost in the Shell movie. It's a recast of a long-OOP garage kit.

Not decided whether to build it "stock", or modify it with different weapons and/or extra armour...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 14, 2014, 08:28:59 am
1:35 resin kit of the walker tank from the climactic scene in the original Ghost in the Shell movie. It's a recast of a long-OOP garage kit.

Had an eye on that one, too, but could not convince myself to purchase it. I'd also be stuck between building options - but I would not hand too much extra ordnance onto it. It's sleek as it is, I guess it could easily look Warhammer-like (unless that's intended, but it would IMHO be a shame  :dalek:)

I'd rather worry about the paint scheme - either a pale sand (original style, maybe Hemp), or a real world military paint scheme. JGSDF (Dark Green/Earth) could look interesting, or the Royal Army city scheme (white/grey/brown "cubes" all over), since the tank is rather an urban than a field vehicle?

Can you tell something about fit and pouring quality? Recasts can vary MASSIVELY!  :party:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on January 14, 2014, 08:51:41 am
Finally received a pair of the F4 models 1/72nd RN 1970s deck tractors, lovely looking resin kits well worth the wait  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: pyro-manic on January 14, 2014, 09:02:07 am
Had an eye on that one, too, but could not convince myself to purchase it. I'd also be stuck between building options - but I would not hand too much extra ordnance onto it. It's sleek as it is, I guess it could easily look Warhammer-like (unless that's intended, but it would IMHO be a shame  :dalek:)

I'd rather worry about the paint scheme - either a pale sand (original style, maybe Hemp), or a real world military paint scheme. JGSDF (Dark Green/Earth) could look interesting, or the Royal Army city scheme (white/grey/brown "cubes" all over), since the tank is rather an urban than a field vehicle?

Can you tell something about fit and pouring quality? Recasts can vary MASSIVELY!  :party:

It's from E2046, who have been pretty good thus far for me. Preliminary inspection seems promising. I'll get a couple of photos of the parts if you want?

My thinking was to switch out one of the gatling-gun arms for either a Tachikoma-style howitzer/grenade launcher, or possibly some sort of missile box-launcher. Nothing too major, and I certainly wouldn't be going all 40k-let's-see-how-many-guns-we-can-stick-on! ;D

Paint scheme would be fairly crucial - I like the idea of the Berlin Brigade disruptive scheme, though it's a pain to paint! Maybe a simpler splinter/digital pattern...

The other, slightly wacky thought was to do it as a Tachikoma. Bright blue, add the eye globes, reading a book. ;D I have the Wave 1:24 Tachi, so could pose them together....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nick on January 15, 2014, 11:50:14 am
Had a short training day at work so I popped into Hamleys. As expected most stuff is cheaper on the internet but they do have the widest range of any London model shop...

On sale at £5, the new Airfix 1/72 Hawker Typhoon 1B gift set. :thumbsup:

They also had the Gloster Gladiator gift set at £5. If anyone wants I can pop back in on Thursday to pick some up.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Green Dragon on January 16, 2014, 05:23:32 am
Only been to Hamley's once for a birthday treat way back in the 70's, got me a Hasegawa 1/32nd F-16 and an Entex Super Guppy, only place I've ever seen Entex on sale (apart from evil bay of course).

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 16, 2014, 08:33:50 am
Umpteen years back I used to maintain Hamley's Hornby demo layout which ran all the way round the circular well in the middle of the store.

It was an absolute B***C to work on as it had glass covers over each section that needed two of you to lift off, they were so heavy. And quite often some clumsy gawp would come over to see what you were doing and they then stood on the glass covers, which broke of course.  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 16, 2014, 10:00:29 am
Recent ebay win:

Novo Airspeed Oxford
Aeroclub Spitfire F14C vacform fuselage conversion

On layby at the LHS (hi Frank!)
Special Hobby BP Balliol
Special Hobby BP Sea Balliol
Brengun Spitfire Vb w. DB 605
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on January 16, 2014, 07:25:55 pm
Second kit of the year......Airfix GR.1, again ! Such a lovely little kit, and I can't pass it up for $13 !

 :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 17, 2014, 03:27:48 am
Had an eye on that one, too, but could not convince myself to purchase it. I'd also be stuck between building options - but I would not hand too much extra ordnance onto it. It's sleek as it is, I guess it could easily look Warhammer-like (unless that's intended, but it would IMHO be a shame  :dalek:)

I'd rather worry about the paint scheme - either a pale sand (original style, maybe Hemp), or a real world military paint scheme. JGSDF (Dark Green/Earth) could look interesting, or the Royal Army city scheme (white/grey/brown "cubes" all over), since the tank is rather an urban than a field vehicle?

Can you tell something about fit and pouring quality? Recasts can vary MASSIVELY!  :party:

It's from E2046, who have been pretty good thus far for me. Preliminary inspection seems promising. I'll get a couple of photos of the parts if you want?

My thinking was to switch out one of the gatling-gun arms for either a Tachikoma-style howitzer/grenade launcher, or possibly some sort of missile box-launcher. Nothing too major, and I certainly wouldn't be going all 40k-let's-see-how-many-guns-we-can-stick-on! ;D

Paint scheme would be fairly crucial - I like the idea of the Berlin Brigade disruptive scheme, though it's a pain to paint! Maybe a simpler splinter/digital pattern...

The other, slightly wacky thought was to do it as a Tachikoma. Bright blue, add the eye globes, reading a book. ;D I have the Wave 1:24 Tachi, so could pose them together....

Thank you  :cheers: -  I was not aware that E2046 had them; I stumbled across the kit on ebay several time. I'll have a look at the parts there, though.

Another wacko idea could be to create a civil construction or fire rescue mech from it! Imagine this crab thing in bright red, with flashing lights and water/foam cannons...? That's a bit Patlabor-ish, but I like the concept of civilian mechas. Had the idea of converting a Brocken labor in 1:60 into a "fire brigade vehicle" some time ago, but this has not turned into hardware yet.

I'd be glad if you post a WiP report, when things get serious ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on January 17, 2014, 04:20:25 am
From Airfix, using more flying hours: another 1/72nd Harrier GR.3.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on January 17, 2014, 05:58:23 am
From The Real Model Shop in Hull:
Master Box Mk I Female British Tank, Somme Battle Period 1916
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 17, 2014, 07:21:28 am
Umpteen years back I used to maintain Hamley's Hornby demo layout which ran all the way round the circular well in the middle of the store.

Oh I have very fond memories of that. Way back when I used to be taken to Hamley's a couple of times a year as a treat and I could have stood and watched that all day. Is it still there ? Must admit I didn't notice last time I popped in on a Christmas present shopping trip.

Hamley's still has 3 adult toy sections, 2 men's, 1 women's. Trains and collectors model/toy soldiers for the lads ; dolls house furniture for the lasses. Have you seen the price of some of that furniture ?  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 17, 2014, 08:33:28 am
They took the demo layout out some time in the 80s Chris, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if they've put it back again with the current resurgence of Hornby. It was built on curved sectional support 'tables', each one around 6-8 ft long and I reckon they could have stashed them away somewhere 'just in case'.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on January 17, 2014, 08:50:00 am
From Airfix, using more flying hours: another 1/72nd Harrier GR.3.

When I grabbed my GR.1 yesterday, my LHS guy said "the GR.3s will be in next week" And I was like " what GR.3....Jaguar ?" I had totally forgotten about them !

Can't wait....love that aeroplane !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Daryl J. on January 17, 2014, 12:53:33 pm
Kinetic F-5B
Great Wall MiG-29 9-13
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on January 18, 2014, 01:56:20 am
Just took delivery of

1 x 1/72 Hasegawa F-110A  :thumbsup: I have been looking out for this kit for several years so many thanks to Thorvic for spotting it for me. Only problem is the decal placement sheet is missing so if anyone has one in either 1/72 or 1/48 a scan of both sides would be much appreciated.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on January 18, 2014, 04:52:15 am
From the Big H:


1. Falcon 1/72nd vac-form Triple Two-Seater conversion set No.3: F-106B, F9F-8T Cougar & Mirage IIID

So if Trumpeter scale their 1/48th F-106B down to 1/72nd before I get a chance to use it, you owe me..... :wacko:


2. 4 x Freightdog 1/72nd Matra 68mm pods.

Oops - wanted 4 x 2" RN pods but when I looked on Colin's website they were gone. I thought I'd get them from Hannants with the Falcon set, but I managed to click on the wrong things.... :banghead: Oh well, I will need 68mm pods at some point. Then when I looked on Freighdog again, the 2" pods were back in stock again, so I've got some on the way after all................ :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on January 18, 2014, 09:59:33 am
4 x 1/72nd HobbyBoss P-40C....think Biggles. :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on January 18, 2014, 01:30:28 pm
Just transfered from Thorvics stash to mine in exchange for coin of the realm. (all 1/72nd)

IOM kit Grumman AF-2 Guardian.
Hasegawa Lockheed P-2V7 Neptune.
Hasegawa Lockheed P-3C Orion.
Hasegawa Avro Lancaster (RCAF rescue boxing)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Chris Payne on January 19, 2014, 09:36:17 am
Back from the Bolton show with a couple of new additions to the stash.

Hasegawa 1/72 F-111D/F
Italeri 1/72 NATO Weapons set
Airfix 1/72 NATO Weapons set
S&M Models 1/76 Alvis Stalwart Mk.2
Euro Decal 1/72 Handley Page Victor decal sheet (Cheers Thorvic)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on January 19, 2014, 09:47:15 am
From the Bolton Show today

Trumpeter Xian FBC-1 Flying Leopard
Revell F-4F Phantom
Hasegawa Weapon Loading Set
BW Sentinel Heavy Aircraft Tractor
BW Tugmaster Aircraft Tractor

Plus from Duncan (Overkiller)
Airfix Nimrod plus AEW Conversion & Decals

Picked up the Blackbird Models Seahawk sheet & Mosquito PT2 with 618 markings ready for their forthcoming Highball conversion
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Daryl J. on January 19, 2014, 10:46:34 am
1/48 H-B F/A-18C with thoughts of blending it with pre-YF-17 Cobra elements and making it a dedicated recce aircraft.   ATARS-esq?  Perhaps. 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on January 19, 2014, 12:05:19 pm
From the Bolton show, all 1/72nd or 1/76th

Italeri C-130H.
Italeri C-130J, This is a parts doner as it was a part built (badly) wreck. But for £3 it suits my perposes
BW models Landrover TACR1
BW models Supercat
BW models Coyotee
BW models Jackel 2
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on January 19, 2014, 03:44:15 pm
Back from the Bolton Show with:

Airfix 1/72nd Shorts Skyvan
Airfix 1/72nd MBB Bo105C
Heller 1/72nd Canadair CL-415 (gunship?)
Heller 1/288th Ariane IV (scaleorama to 1/72nd tac nuke on a TEL?)
Heller 1/72nd Dewoitine D510 (no decals)(Spanish Civil War?)
FineMolds 1/72nd Porco Rosso Savoia S.21F Folgore fighter flying boat  :wub:
Matchbox 1/72nd Lightning T.55 (still in it's shrinkwrap)
Grip 1/72nd Cessna 172 with floats
Revell 1/72nd Sikorsky Ch-53G
KP 1/72nd Harbin Z-5 (Mil-4)
Century Model 1/38th (yes, really) Lambourghini Countach (Car Wars)
S&M Models 1/76th Alvis Stalwart Mk2
S&M Silk 1/72nd British Antactic Aviation (BAS & FIGAS) Decal Sheet
Fantasy Printshop 1/72nd British prototype "Ps" Decal Sheet

Scary-looking list, but a grand total of only £62 for the lot!  :thumbsup:

Flip side? Well the same bargain boxes I got those out of meant that I brought home every model I took to sell. Can't have it both ways: ebay beckons.....


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on January 19, 2014, 11:24:13 pm
Back from the Bolton Show with:

Airfix 1/72nd Shorts Skyvan
Airfix 1/72nd MBB Bo105C
Heller 1/72nd Canadair CL-415 (gunship?)
Heller 1/288th Ariane IV (scaleorama to 1/72nd tac nuke on a TEL?)
Heller 1/72nd Dewoitine D510 (no decals)(Spanish Civil War?)
FineMolds 1/72nd Porco Rosso Savoia S.21F Folgore fighter flying boat  :wub:
Matchbox 1/72nd Lightning T.55 (still in it's shrinkwrap)
Grip 1/72nd Cessna 172 with floats
Revell 1/72nd Sikorsky Ch-53G
KP 1/72nd Harbin Z-5 (Mil-4)
Century Model 1/38th (yes, really) Lambourghini Countach (Car Wars)
S&M Models 1/76th Alvis Stalwart Mk2
S&M Silk 1/72nd British Antactic Aviation (BAS & FIGAS) Decal Sheet
Fantasy Printshop 1/72nd British prototype "Ps" Decal Sheet

Scary-looking list, but a grand total of only £62 for the lot!  :thumbsup:

Flip side? Well the same bargain boxes I got those out of meant that I brought home every model I took to sell. Can't have it both ways: ebay beckons.....




You could use some of the BAS or FIGAS on the Canadair CL-415 might make a good regional aircraft down there ?  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on January 20, 2014, 04:18:23 am
You could use some of the BAS or FIGAS on the Canadair CL-415 might make a good regional aircraft down there ?  ;)

Yep, or for that matter, I could paint the Skyvan orange and give it skis, RATOG gear and BAS markings.... :wacko: ;D

Equally, since the plan for the Z-5 is to make it an alternative British helo (Hercules engine? The Mil-4 was MUCh more powerful than the S-55) that could go in BAS markings too.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Bungle on January 20, 2014, 04:34:04 am
From the Bay of Evil..

The Airmodel Vickers Valetta vacuform conversion all I need now is a cheap Airfix Wellington to donate the wings.

Having spent the weekend scanning the web I come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as a cheap Airfix Wellington !

 :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 20, 2014, 08:55:55 am
Picked up the Blackbird Models Seahawk sheet & Mosquito PT2 with 618 markings ready for their forthcoming Highball conversion

Picked up those Blackbird sheets at Telford - wasn't impressed as after a quick scan through my Mossie decals, found I had every one of those options on other sheets.  And I have reservations about the forthcoming Highball conversion.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 20, 2014, 08:58:10 am
From the Bay of Evil..

The Airmodel Vickers Valetta vacuform conversion all I need now is a cheap Airfix Wellington to donate the wings.
 :banghead:

Try finding a Novo or Maquette repop of the Frog Wellington as the wing mould was never finished and the geodectic structure not applied - Varsity and Valetta both had metal skinned wings so the structure never showed.  Failing that, Matchbox did a Wellington and Revell repopped it a few years back.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on January 20, 2014, 11:33:54 am
From ebay

Three sets of Modeldecal; Set 7, Hunter F6, Meteor F4, Phantom FGR2 & Harrier GR1
                                  Set 45, (Greenham Common 1977 Pt1) Lightening F3, F-5A(G), Mirage F1c, Sea King HAS50 & Hawk T1
                                  Set 86, Royal Air Force: Hunters-F4 71 Sqn, F6 1 + 26 Sqn, FGA9 1 Sqn, FR10 4Sqn, Hawk T1 4FTS Armee De L'Air, Mirage IIIE Special Schemes.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on January 20, 2014, 04:21:23 pm
Had another F-4 models RN Deck Tractor 1970s version delivered from Hannants together with the flightpath Phanton crew access ladders  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on January 22, 2014, 06:02:44 pm
From Freightdog:

4 x RN 2" rocket pods
2 x Ruhrstahl/Kramer X-4 AAMs
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 23, 2014, 02:33:51 am
An Academy Fw 190 A6/8. Will fall victim to an engine switch, for a post-WWII aircraft.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on January 23, 2014, 05:34:35 am
Airfix TSR-2MS v2 as i realised i hadn't picked up this 2nd boxing of the Stratos 4 kit  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 23, 2014, 06:52:15 am
In MZ/Smiths with 20% off voucher so succumbed to the new tool Airfix Lightning  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: seadude on January 23, 2014, 06:52:44 am
Ordered from Freetime Hobbies, and will be picking up at the Post Office today. :)

1x  1/350 Niko Model Cargo Wooden Boxes Large
1x  1/350 Niko Model Cargo Wooden Boxes Small  
2x  1/350 Veteran Models Mk 38 MOD2 25mm Chain Gun (with MK-53 Nulka Decoy System)  
2x  1/350 Veteran Models Modern US Mk 45 5 Inch Single Gun  
1x  1/350 Veteran Models Modern US Phalanx CIWS  
1x  1/350 Veteran Models RIM 116 RAM Launcher
 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Chris Payne on January 25, 2014, 07:50:29 am
Popped over to Halifax Modellers World today for some Maskol, varnish and airbrush cleaner.

Also picked up one of the new Academy 1/72 F-35A's.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Daryl J. on January 25, 2014, 09:06:50 am
1/48 AFV Club RF-5E and shark-nose F-5F
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on January 25, 2014, 10:32:53 am
In Calgary today, picked up a new tool Airfix 1/72 Harrier GR.1 and an Italeri 1/72 F-35A.  As this kit doesn't have any Canadian marking included, bought a set of CF-188 decals to rob --

Edit:

Just made an order for the Fujimi 1/72 F-35B too ---

The Fujimi F-35B was at the post office yesterday, initial look at it reveals a very nice model.  I think I'll use the camo decals on a Brit or Canadian in-service type though, not as a Japanese one---
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Daryl J. on January 26, 2014, 12:55:16 am
Kinetic Prowler with the new wings and a tractor.   
It would look great serving with Khemed!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 28, 2014, 03:37:31 am
An Italeri F-84G in 1:72.
Have a weird idea for a major mod, hopefully it works...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: seadude on January 29, 2014, 11:57:13 am
Picked up from the Post Office today.

1x  1/144 Revell Germany Plastic Model Kit F-117 Stealth Fighter 
1x  1/144 Revell Germany Plastic Model Kit Northrop B2 Bomber
1x  1/144 Trumpeter F-22A Raptor
1x  1/350 Veteran Models Modern US Mk 141 Harpoon Launcher 
1x  1/350 Veteran Models Modern US Mk 36 Torpedo Launcher & Mk 25 Chain Gun
1x  1/350 Veteran Models Modern US Navy Rigid Hull & Personnel Boats
1x  1/350 Veteran Models Modern US Phalanx CIWS
1x  1/350 Veteran Models Modern US SLQ-32 ECM & SRBOC Chaff
2x  1/700 Niko Model Cargo Wooden Boxes
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on January 29, 2014, 12:04:25 pm
From The Works by post, and all for much cheapness:

1 x A2 cutting mat
3 x Revell 1/144th Tu-95 Bear-Ds

Hmmmm how about a display team: The Thrashing Blades...... ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: inkworm on January 29, 2014, 02:02:01 pm
Likewise from Works only three Airfix Harrier GR1s, on reflection I should have got more, now to get some other decal options.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 30, 2014, 02:57:46 am
another airfix 1/72 sea harrier F/A2  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 30, 2014, 03:55:06 am
Accidently won an Italeri Lavochkin La-5 on ebay for EUR 1,-. Made a bid, and noone else wanted it...  :blink:
Now I gotta see what to make from this bug!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on January 30, 2014, 04:36:18 am
Accidently won an Italeri Lavochkin La-5 on ebay for EUR 1,-. Made a bid, and noone else wanted it...  :blink:
Now I gotta see what to make from this bug!

Israeli, picked up late 40s in the trawl of Eastern Europe for combat aircraft they could use in their new Airforce ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on January 30, 2014, 04:43:19 am
Had a backlog of deliveries yesterday from the Post office which led to the usual comment of 'what's all this lot suddenly appearing, haven't you got enough' speeches  :banghead:

Off eBay
Fujimi 1/72 RN Phanton FG1 new from Japan
Tomorrows Eagle - Paul Lucas's book on the TSR2 as my copy has a massive crease in the back cover so needed a new bookcase copy

Off Britmodeller sale
Fujimi 1/72 RN Phantom F-4K older tooling plus MA RN Phantom decals

Off Hannants
Academy 1/72 F-35A that I had forgotten that I had pre-ordered  :banghead:

So instead of appearing piecemeal over the last week I get home to a stack of boxes
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 30, 2014, 05:00:24 am
Accidently won an Italeri Lavochkin La-5 on ebay for EUR 1,-. Made a bid, and noone else wanted it...  :blink:
Now I gotta see what to make from this bug!

Israeli, picked up late 40s in the trawl of Eastern Europe for combat aircraft they could use in their new Airforce ?

Not a bad idea! But I already have another idea for an Israeli, re-built ex WWII fighter for the late 40ies on my list.
I have the vague idea of creating something French from it, though. But there are projects with higher priority (for) now.  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on January 30, 2014, 02:45:22 pm
One 1/72nd Fujimi Phantom FG-1, from the same source as Thorvics.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 31, 2014, 12:35:27 am
Another ebay purchase: four small Hobby Boss kits (a Ms 406, La-7, D.520 and P-39) in a combo package for EUR 12,-.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 01, 2014, 09:05:24 am
Two 1/25 MPC Howmet TX 'Can-Am', the Mark II version of the Howmet TX turbine car, open instead of closed
body work, same engine and underpinnings as the rare-as-hens teeth original GT car release of the kit.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: seadude on February 01, 2014, 04:57:56 pm
More aftermarket accessories picked up at the Post Office today.

2x  1/350 Niko Model Cargo Wooden Boxes Large
1x  1/350 Niko Model Cargo Wooden Boxes Small 
1x  1/350 Veteran Models Mk 38 MOD2 25mm Chain Gun (with MK-53 Nulka Decoy System) 
1x  1/350 Veteran Models Modern US Mk 26 SM-2 Standard Missile Launcher 
1x  1/350 Veteran Models Modern US Mk 45 5 Inch Single Gun 
1x  1/350 Veteran Models Modern US Phalanx CIWS
1x  1/350 Veteran Models RIM 116 RAM Launcher 
3x  1/350 White Ensign Modern USN/RN RHIB Davits
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 01, 2014, 05:23:23 pm
Two 1/25 MPC Howmet TX 'Can-Am', the Mark II version of the Howmet TX turbine car, open instead of closed
body work, same engine and underpinnings as the rare-as-hens teeth original GT car release of the kit.

WHAAAT!

I didn't know there was a kit of that car in 1/25 in ANY version!

The GT Howmet crashed into the bank at Druids right in front of me during the 1968 BOAC 500 race at Brands Hatch. The wastgate jammed closed and the poor hapless driver arrived at the sharpest corner on the track at full throttle! I happened to be standing on the top of the bank at the exact spot that he hit and we could look directly down on him as he threw himself out of the car while the turbine screamed away at a zillion rpm!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 01, 2014, 06:13:04 pm
Two 1/25 MPC Howmet TX 'Can-Am', the Mark II version of the Howmet TX turbine car, open instead of closed
body work, same engine and underpinnings as the rare-as-hens teeth original GT car release of the kit.

WHAAAT!

I didn't know there was a kit of that car in 1/25 in ANY version!

The GT Howmet crashed into the bank at Druids right in front of me during the 1968 BOAC 500 race at Brands Hatch. The wastgate jammed closed and the poor hapless driver arrived at the sharpest corner on the track at full throttle! I happened to be standing on the top of the bank at the exact spot that he hit and we could look directly down on him as he threw himself out of the car while the turbine screamed away at a zillion rpm!

I hate you.  ;D  :bow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 02, 2014, 01:49:54 am
More aftermarket accessories picked up at the Post Office today.

2x  1/350 Niko Model Cargo Wooden Boxes Large
1x  1/350 Niko Model Cargo Wooden Boxes Small 
1x  1/350 Veteran Models Mk 38 MOD2 25mm Chain Gun (with MK-53 Nulka Decoy System) 
1x  1/350 Veteran Models Modern US Mk 26 SM-2 Standard Missile Launcher 
1x  1/350 Veteran Models Modern US Mk 45 5 Inch Single Gun 
1x  1/350 Veteran Models Modern US Phalanx CIWS
1x  1/350 Veteran Models RIM 116 RAM Launcher 
3x  1/350 White Ensign Modern USN/RN RHIB Davits

When you see lists like this you begin to wonder if there's anything in our hobby the after market boys don't provide, as long as you know where to look *

* That's a great point about this thread. No matter how long you've been in this hobby there's still plenty of stuff out there that you don't know about, and this thread helps fill the gaps.

I just wonder if anyone has bought a kit, then gone and got all the extra's, resin replacements, corrected parts etc, assembled it and had the complete original kit left in the box ? Bet you could come pretty close to it  :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitbasher on February 02, 2014, 02:29:30 am
Well these must be the most niche aftermarket products I can think of:

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/CAL48011
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MMSPS-002
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MMSPS-010
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MMSPS-011
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 02, 2014, 03:13:14 am
Well these must be the most niche aftermarket products a think of:

They'll be moulding beer glasses with various levels of beer in them soon!  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: darthspud on February 02, 2014, 05:15:42 am
Not strictly stash growth, but I just bought a compressor and air brush and got a two hour tutorial as well. Hoping it'll improve the finish and speed up completion of my work bench
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on February 02, 2014, 05:24:04 am
from the small traders fair at Hanslope to day.

3 Italeri Hawk T-1.
2 Fujimi Hawk T-1.
1 Italeri Tornado IDS.
1 Monogram Loral F-19.
1 Hasegawa Woblin Goblin (the kit Hasegawa rushed out when the first official F-117 photo was released, and they got it all wrong)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: seadude on February 02, 2014, 05:58:04 am
Quote
When you see lists like this you begin to wonder if there's anything in our hobby the after market boys don't provide, as long as you know where to look *

I can think of plenty of stuff that STILL hasn't been made yet for aftermarket accessories.

Quote
They'll be moulding beer glasses with various levels of beer in them soon!

Sorta like this?   :cheers:
http://www.freetimehobbies.com/1-35-meng-models-beer-bottles/
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 02, 2014, 06:03:57 am
Quote
They'll be moulding beer glasses with various levels of beer in them soon!

Sorta like this?   :cheers:
http://www.freetimehobbies.com/1-35-meng-models-beer-bottles/


Those are the same ones that kitbasher mentioned above, and they're bottles. I meant glasses that you can drink out of.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on February 02, 2014, 06:12:32 am
from the small traders fair at Hanslope to day.

3 Italeri Hawk T-1.
2 Fujimi Hawk T-1.
1 Italeri Tornado IDS.
1 Monogram Loral F-19.
1 Hasegawa Woblin Goblin (the kit Hasegawa rushed out when the first official F-117 photo was released, and they got it all wrong)

An Italeri Tornado IDS ?????? OK for cutting up i suppose
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Daryl J. on February 02, 2014, 10:33:55 am
Kinetic F-5A w/ P/E
kinetic F-5B
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: lancer on February 02, 2014, 12:15:24 pm
From the Modelzone section in Reading. My first kit buy's for 2014 thanks to a minor windfall.

Airfix FW190 F8/A8 - Looks very nice as I was fondeling the Sprues. No bloody Lightnings though!!!

Revell TA152-H 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: JayBee on February 02, 2014, 12:47:30 pm
Is the 152H the old FROG moulding or is it a new mould?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 02, 2014, 02:27:31 pm
Old Frog mould, but the outline is reasonable.  Best using a Revell 190 for replacement cockpit interior and u/c (the Frog doors are salvageable), a spare blown canopy from the Academy or Hobbyboss 190D, whilst an Airfix 190D would give a replacement prop and cowling.

Mind, it's cheaper to source an Aoshima Ta 152 H, which is a stunning kit, roughly comparable with an Academy or Hasegawa 190D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: luft46models on February 02, 2014, 08:44:33 pm
Big box of a Meng 1/35 D9 Bulldozer ( Zombie build including Umbrella Corp decals and schurzen)
F35 1/48 from Hobby Boss for a friend who is doing a scale o rama on it.
Zoku Maru Shinden in 1/48 - normal build

For those of you doubting the usefulness of clear water bottles I have just finished a diorama ( non military) using the earlier versions from Accurate Armour. ( nestling in the waste paper bin and on the desk at
http://luft46.wordpress.com/

though you will have to scroll down past the big box to see the diorama.

William in Oz

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on February 03, 2014, 04:34:24 am
A couple of floaty things I've been after :

Revell 1:285 USS Burton Island
Revell 1:530 USS Hornet

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Bungle on February 03, 2014, 05:00:02 am
In my search for a donor for my Airmodel Vickers Valetta I got the following as a job lot from the US/Canada (I thought it was Canada but the postage is via USPS). Mostly unboxed but sealed in 'inner bags'. Not cheap with the cost postage and good old HM Customs (they charge you for the pleasure of examining the parcel, let alone adding duty !) but Frog Wellingtons / Wellingtons in general seem to be a tad expensive at the moment.

3 x Modelcraft ex-frog Wellingtons.  One has a snapped fuselage half (no problem) that's going to be the donor. The other two both have the resin Merlin engines so likely one of those will be built, the other... who knows ?
2 x Modelcraft ex-frog Shackletons. Only one with decals, no plans for these may have to trade at least one on as I have the Intech boxing already in my stash
2 x Modecraft ex-frog Sea Vixens. One is tempting either as a US or Soviet... again may need to trade the other.
2 x Modelcraft ex-frog Whitleys. Great little non-frog decal sheet including a captured German offering *. Only one has plans though and they look like they've been through the shredder !
1 x Modelcraft ex-Matchbox Halifax. No decals, no instructions (anyone got a set they could copy and email?) Never built one of these Airfix or Matchbox/Revell so looking at options.
1 x Academy IL-2 boxed, didn't know how nice this kit was... may be real world Hungarian as per one of the box options.
1 x Glencoe 1/96 Vickers Viscount. Not my scale but ... what if I put these wings on a.... <fill in the blanks yourself>

* Actually, on reflection I think it's the Wellington that has the Luftwaffe decals.

Other recent wins...

Italeri Macchi Mc202 and MC205 plus a Supermodel Reggiane RE2001 - I'm thinking design competitors to the Ki-61 Hien

AZ Model Vought F6U-1 Pirate 'International'.... got to be the RAF out of the box option.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Knightflyer on February 03, 2014, 05:35:41 am
Hi Bungle

Your Canadian/US haul sounds very similar to the one I ordered pre-Christmas that arrived late January. Out of Canada, but posted in the US. Same issue with customs as you had

I had
6 x Shackletons
6 x Sea Vixens
6 x Sea Venom
1 X Whitley
and the same anonymous Halifax
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: TallEng on February 03, 2014, 06:17:11 am
The postman brought two packages for me this morning :thumbsup:
Unfortunately Mrs TallEng opened the door to the postman.... :banghead:
So she said (suspiciously) what's in the packages... Um Models I said (well I had to)
She Frowned very loudly.
In the packages? From a well known Railway emporium in Liverpool, two Airfix Lightnings
Destined for the sale of the Century reloaded and two Airfix Spitfire F.22/24's
In the other from a well known online retailer, two 2nd hand Revell Lancaster, one with yellow
Fins box unopened and one Dambuster Box opened but bag still sealed, both 1/2 price :thumbsup:
 :cheers:
Almost worth the Frown ;D

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Bungle on February 03, 2014, 06:40:55 am
Your Canadian/US haul sounds very similar to the one I ordered pre-Christmas that arrived late January. Out of Canada, but posted in the US. Same issue with customs as you had


Sounds like the same source, a good deal but a lot more plastic than I wanted. Only took ten days to get to me though. What the heck are you going to do with six Shackletons ? All those rivets...  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Knightflyer on February 03, 2014, 06:46:31 am
A good question actually ....I think the price per kit blinded me to the reality of the plastic

psssssst ....... anybody interested in a reasonably priced Shackleton kit?  :-\ :smiley:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on February 03, 2014, 07:32:01 am
30% off of all 1/144 revell fighters at a toystore in town  :thumbsup:

got:

-2 F-104G Starfighters
-1 F/A-18C Hornet
-1 Alpha Jet (Patrouille De France)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on February 03, 2014, 08:09:32 am
That's a good deal Nils ! I had one of those Starfighters in my hand yesterday....is it a nice kit !

I also just recalled that they had a Monogram Albatross kit that I wanted. I spent so much time looking around that I forgot to buy it ! D'oh !

 :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: JayBee on February 03, 2014, 08:36:56 am
Capn,

The Revel 1/144 F-104G is a superb little model. I just do not know what to do with mine at the moment.  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on February 03, 2014, 08:57:55 am
Ta ! I'll be sure to grab the next one I see !

I'd suggest a side-by-side two seater as an option  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on February 03, 2014, 10:00:26 am
Did Revell do a TF-104G as well?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on February 03, 2014, 10:53:05 am
Did Revell do a TF-104G as well?

yes they did, but they are now out of production.
if youre lucky you might find some on ebay.

but i really hope Revell re-releases this kit someday allong with the 1/144 Hawker Hunter.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on February 03, 2014, 11:27:43 am
from Poland, one Valom FJ-1 Fury.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on February 03, 2014, 11:52:56 am
from Poland, one Valom FJ-1 Fury.

Wondered if you would get one of those  ;)

From Hannants

yes you guessed it, i bought another one  :banghead:

Fujimi 1/72 F-4 Phantom FG1 Silver Jubilee

Yes i know it was more expensive than my other sources and yes i have quite a few now, but as i was asking Dave Hannant at the Hotel at SMW about re-doing the MA RN Phantom Decals or even do their own RN Phantom decals (RAF ones are well covered but no FAA), i thought i had better order the kit to show its in demand and for them to do the decals (btw its 2nd in their Top 10 behind their new Hurricane decals)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on February 04, 2014, 10:28:45 am
Found two 1/72 Revell Br1150 Atlantics on eBay. I'm going to use one for spare parts and convert the other to an AEW.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on February 04, 2014, 10:30:57 am
Placed an order tonight

-Zvezda 1/72 Mi-26 Halo (requested by my little brother)
-Revell 1/72 Sea King Mk.41
-Revell 1/72 NH90-NFH
-Zvezda 1/72 Mi-28 Havoc (thinking East German)
-Hobbyboss 1/72 Z-10 attack Helicopter
-Trumpeter 1/144 F-7II Fishbed
-Trumpeter 1/144 Su-27 Flanker-B
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: seadude on February 05, 2014, 04:25:30 pm
Picked up at the Post Office today:

1x  1/350 Gallery Models Carrier Deck Equipment
2x  1/350 Gallery Models USMC Armor Vehicles (2 ea of 8 different) for USS Wasp / Iwo Jima Kit
1x   L'Arsenal 1/350 Accessory  85 gallon Oil / Fuel Drums (50 pcs)

Will be arriving tomorrow or Friday:

2x  1/350 Niko Model Cargo Wooden Boxes Large
3x  1/350 Niko Model Cargo Wooden Boxes Small 
1x  1/350 Veteran Models Modern US Mk 36 Torpedo Launcher & Mk 25 Chain Gun 
2x  1/350 Veteran Models Modern US Navy Rigid Hull & Personnel Boats 
1x  1/350 Veteran Models Modern US SLQ-32 ECM & SRBOC Chaff 
1x  1/350 Veteran Models RIM 116 RAM Launcher

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on February 05, 2014, 06:56:19 pm
From Airfix, the 2014 club kit: 1/72nd Swordfish and Hurricane in Operation Torch markings.

The Swordfish in particular looks lovely, but I don't know if I'll ever have the nerve to build it (rigging... :o). May just keep it for a while then sell it on. It only adds £10 to the membership fee, so if you'd be joining anyway, getting the kit is a no-brainer since the Swordfish alone retails at £18.00.... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on February 06, 2014, 04:19:25 am
Schleich Meerkats.....does that count?
I need their heads for 1/35th figures. ;)

Also a Hobby Boss 1/72 trio arrived ordered a while ago:
Rafale C, F-15C, F-16C.....expect all to be in their proper national colours, but in Ace Combat-type schemes.

 :party:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on February 06, 2014, 07:22:59 am
a pile of Crooked dice figs,
the New Guru and Kali
some running Federated security ( for suppressing 7 rebels )
ARC moon base crew  ( should have 1999 uses)
and a large 4 armed destroyer figure.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Chris Payne on February 06, 2014, 10:09:30 am
Another fresh addition to the stash.

Heller 1/72 CL-415.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on February 06, 2014, 10:14:56 am
Another fresh addition to the stash.

Heller 1/72 CL-415.

Great little model that Chris, I've got the CL-215 in the stash too.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Chris Payne on February 06, 2014, 10:34:57 am
Another fresh addition to the stash.

Heller 1/72 CL-415.

Great little model that Chris, I've got the CL-215 in the stash too.

Thinking of doing it in Hellenic Air Force markings.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on February 06, 2014, 02:42:23 pm
When I got back to work today after a few days off due to an abscess I found the following had arrived for me

From ebay

1 x 1/48 Hasegawa F110-A This has the same decals and markings of the 1/72 scale bother but obviously in 1/48.

From our very own pyro-manic

1 x 1/72 Revell Me 262 B-1a/U1 Night fighter which is going to replace a similar kit by SMER which is being used for something else.

From facebook where some fellow is selling kits

1 x 1/72 Airfix Jetstream. Probably going to be a C-10 of some kind just to throw the JMN's a curved ball

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Daryl J. on February 07, 2014, 04:04:45 pm
AFV Club F-5E and another F-5F.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 07, 2014, 06:08:07 pm
Got some white metal u/c at wor club neet t'other day - can't remember who they're by but there's two sets per box - and they're for the Airfix Typhoon (new tool), DH Vampire (for the Dragon kit but they'll find their way onto a Heller Vampire or Mistral) and DH Venom.

Deals are also in the works to buy up a small collection of Spitfires, but may cherry pick rather than take the lot.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on February 08, 2014, 02:32:12 am
Wooks thought you might have got some of those Federation troopers and the Blakes 7 figures that Steel Penguin picked up  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on February 08, 2014, 03:32:00 am
a pile of Crooked dice figs,
the New Guru and Kali
some running Federated security ( for suppressing 7 rebels )
ARC moon base crew  ( should have 1999 uses)
and a large 4 armed destroyer figure.



Wow - just lost an hour looking at all that "groovy" stuff: cheers!  :thumbsup:

http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/
http://www.ainsty-castings.co.uk/
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on February 08, 2014, 03:38:28 am
 :lol: Glad you like them Weaver, they do hit the Groovy nostalgia button.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on February 08, 2014, 04:05:52 am
:lol: Glad you like them Weaver, they do hit the Groovy nostalgia button.

Indeed. In similar vein, have you seen these?

http://www.copplestonecastings.co.uk/range.php?range=KKB

http://www.artizandesigns.com/list.php?man=9&page=1

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on February 08, 2014, 04:19:07 am
yes and for scenery  try here, http://www.ainsty-castings.co.uk/
lots of lovely 60s, 70s and 80s spy-fi around.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Chris Payne on February 08, 2014, 05:00:15 am
Added a large kit to the stash this morning.

Airfix 1/72 Vickers Valiant.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 08, 2014, 09:50:53 am
Wooks thought you might have got some of those Federation troopers and the Blakes 7 figures that Steel Penguin picked up  ;)

Hadn't heard of them so never went looking.  TBH, I've got the Liberator which is all I really need although I want Scorpio in a decent - ie BIG - scale.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on February 08, 2014, 10:54:00 am
I was out with the girlfriend today so we popped into her local "Hobby Craft" store as you do to see if there was anything interesting, her for crafting bits and pieces and myself for modelling stuff. Saw some interesting coloured wire which I may pick up at the end of the month, for detailing work such as plumbing. I did pick up a pot of Tamiya XF-85 Rubber Black.
Later as we walked past "The Works" and a Gift set of the new Airfix Harrier GR1 caught my eye especially as it was reduced to £6.99 from £9.99 and I also had £1.25 worth of points on my store card.
Rather happy with the results of today's shopping even though I didn't go out looking for anything.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Daryl J. on February 08, 2014, 11:07:15 am
Kinetic's semi-retooled Prowler just showed up on the doorstep.
One word: beauty.
Let's see if the same is said post-build.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: seadude on February 09, 2014, 06:16:27 am
Placed an order for the following and waiting for it to come in:
1 x 1/350 Gallery Models USMC Aircraft (2 ea of 6 different) for USS Wasp / Iwo Jima Kit
1 x 1/350 Gallery Models Carrier Deck Equipment
1 x 1/350 Gallery Models USMC Armor Vehicles (2 ea of 8 different) for USS Wasp / Iwo Jima Kit
2 x 1/350 Gallery Models 1/350 USN LCAC Hovercraft (2) for USS Wasp / Iwo Jima Kit

Picked up at a local hobby store yesterday:
ACADEMY 1/35 Flakpanzer Gephard anti-aircraft tank
Hasegawa Grumman X-29A FSW
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on February 10, 2014, 01:52:24 am
Placed an order tonight

-Zvezda 1/72 Mi-26 Halo (requested by my little brother)
-Revell 1/72 Sea King Mk.41
-Revell 1/72 NH90-NFH
-Zvezda 1/72 Mi-28 Havoc (thinking East German)
-Hobbyboss 1/72 Z-10 attack Helicopter
-Trumpeter 1/144 F-7II Fishbed
-Trumpeter 1/144 Su-27 Flanker-B

just arrived  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: deathjester on February 10, 2014, 06:46:05 am
Box of goodies for the improvement of the East of England show - many British trainers, and Oxfords, etc  :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: scooter on February 11, 2014, 09:58:50 am
Won off of Flea-Bay, and arrived today, a partially-built 1/48 Revell B-1B, for kitbashing
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: darthspud on February 11, 2014, 10:29:31 am
 a pair of A4's courtesy of The Works for less than the cost of parking for two hours. :bow: :tornado:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: lancer on February 11, 2014, 12:38:04 pm
a pair of A4's courtesy of The Works for less than the cost of parking for two hours. :bow: :tornado:


You lucky sod, all my local Works has got is boxes of 109's and 190's.... If they had some other decent kits I'd get some.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Bungle on February 12, 2014, 03:01:03 am

Good job I got a couple of Modelcraft Wellington's as I won another Airmodel Vickers Valetta from the USA. Thinking of doing a Valetta with merlin engines ...  :unsure:

Also got an Airmodel Avro Anson C.19 conversion, the later ones with the proper wings.

Also from the UK evilbay a Frogski F-82 Twin Mustang and a P-61 Black Widow, dirt cheap and only because I wanted some 4 bladed props.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 12, 2014, 03:49:17 am
If you're doing a Merlin Valetta, you'll need to look at the Merlin installation in the Wellington one mark flew with Merlins but I forget which one.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e5/Vickers_Wellington_Mk2.jpg/800px-Vickers_Wellington_Mk2.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on February 12, 2014, 04:30:34 am
Off Freightdog a pair of the Buccaneer update sets, one early one late for my FAA project  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on February 12, 2014, 11:14:24 am

If you're doing a Merlin Valetta, you'll need to look at the Merlin installation in the Wellington one mark flew with Merlins but I forget which one.


It was the MkII Wellington that you have in the picture, the MK VI also had Merlin's but that was a High Altitude version with pressurised airframe areas.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on February 12, 2014, 11:59:42 am
From Hannants a Trumpeter 1/72 Antonov An-2
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 13, 2014, 07:08:07 am
Airfix Hurricane Mk I. I got this with my Airfix tokens and am very impressed with the service both by Humbrol, R.M. and the courier I only posted the stuff on Monday and the kit arrived this am. She'll be Danish with two of Frieghtdog's forthcoming 20mm's instead of the 20mm armed Fokker D XXI's they actually had.

Inncluded was a key ring from the Corgi Golden Jubilee range (teddy bear beefeater and a heavy beast, obviously been on the porridge  ;D) and a voucher for £5 off any order over £40, valid until 31/12/14. I'll use that for Blenheims and Dorniers
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on February 13, 2014, 08:02:18 pm
Added a wee HO-4S/ Whirlwind chopper to the collection...but not for long ! Going to be glued together this weekend ! Thanks sandiego Dave !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on February 14, 2014, 12:16:50 am
Added a wee HO-4S/ Whirlwind chopper to the collection...but not for long ! Going to be glued together this weekend ! Thanks sandiego Dave !

 :cheers:

You could do with applying a Westland Whirlwind conversion to it the HAR9 with the long nose should confuse a few people in the RCN scheme  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Army of One on February 14, 2014, 02:08:06 am
Won off of Flea-Bay, and arrived today, a partially-built 1/48 Revell B-1B, for kitbashing



Ooooh, big kit......I remember having one of those when I was a lot younger......all that remains are the 4 ejector seats.......
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on February 14, 2014, 04:12:19 am
Added a wee HO-4S/ Whirlwind chopper to the collection...but not for long ! Going to be glued together this weekend ! Thanks sandiego Dave !

 :cheers:

You could do with applying a Westland Whirlwind conversion to it the HAR9 with the long nose should confuse a few people in the RCN scheme  :wacko:

I hadn't thought of that....bit I like it !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on February 14, 2014, 04:52:47 am

Inncluded was a key ring from the Corgi Golden Jubilee range (teddy bear beefeater and a heavy beast, obviously been on the porridge  ;D)


So when people said they couldn't give them away, they were obviously wrong..... ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 14, 2014, 06:43:24 am

Inncluded was a key ring from the Corgi Golden Jubilee range (teddy bear beefeater and a heavy beast, obviously been on the porridge  ;D)


So when people said they couldn't give them away, they were obviously wrong..... ;)

Exactly what I thought
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on February 14, 2014, 08:34:43 am
from ebay. One Hasegawa F-4B/N with two options for VF111. Of course its 1/72nd and came at a very reasonable (for Hasegawa) price.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Hobbes on February 14, 2014, 12:50:40 pm
Picked up a Revell Airbus A350 at the LHS yesterday...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on February 14, 2014, 12:59:18 pm
From ebay, Hasegawa 1/72nd Grumman F9-F2 Panther - too cheap to ignore..... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Daryl J. on February 15, 2014, 09:32:38 pm
AFV Club Chilean F-5E.  This boxing has each nose and LERX option rather than just the duckbill.
And a bunch of Tamiya paint.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on February 16, 2014, 09:49:38 am
From the Huddersfield show:-

Italeri Merlin HMA1
Fujimi RAF Sea King HAR3
MPC RN Seaking (Original Airfix Sea king, moulded in blue with RN Markings !)
Novo Wessex HAS1
Esci RAF Phantom

Freightdog
Mark 7 Nuclear Bomb
RN Rocket Pods
Blue Eric gunpod

Phantom FG1 Intakes for the Fujimi kit
Model Art Buccaneer S1 decal sheet

 ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on February 16, 2014, 09:54:50 am
From t'uddersfield Show:

Hasegawa 1/72nd RF-101C Voodoo - to form the basis of a "realistic" (i.e. big) Angel Interceptor

Revell 1/40th M-48 & Scissors Bridge - huge sci-fi and spares potential for a measly six quid

Trumpeter 1/72nd Su-15 UM Flagon-G - already got some PM ones but a decent one for a tenner was too good to pass up

Freightdog 1/72nd Hurricane Mk.1 20mm cannon pods and 5-spoke wheels - Spanish Civil War

Couple of rolls of hopefully decent very narrow masking tape

Propelling pencil with special leads for weathering
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Chris Payne on February 16, 2014, 11:24:31 am
Just back from the Hudds show and more additions today.

Italeri 1/72 SU-34 and Revell 1/72 Handley Page Victor from Thorvic.

Fujimi 1/72 F-16 ADF
Hasegawa 1/48 Mitsubishi F-2B
Hasegawa 1/72 F-16A+
Hasegawa 1/48 F-16A+ 'Norwegian Air Force'  - found by the hand of Thorvic
Hasegawa 1/48 F-16C 'Night Falcon' x2
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on February 16, 2014, 11:30:30 am
Just back from the Hudds show and more additions today.

Italeri 1/72 SU-34 and Revell 1/72 Handley Page Victor from Thorvic.

Was the Su-34 in the multi-coloured crate under the table?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Chris Payne on February 16, 2014, 11:40:00 am
Just back from the Hudds show and more additions today.

Italeri 1/72 SU-34 and Revell 1/72 Handley Page Victor from Thorvic.

Was the Su-34 in the multi-coloured crate under the table?

No mate. They were kits from Geoff's stash that were handed to me at the doors as Geoff arrived.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 16, 2014, 12:21:01 pm
Where to start?

From the show:
2 x Airfix Spitfire mk Ia (new tool)
1 Airfix Spitfire F22
1 Special Hobby F21
1 CMR Seafire F45 (w. Aeroclub u/c and seats)

From Thorvic
Airfix Lancaster "Dambuster" (new tool)
Hasegawa Beaufighter mk I nightfighter
Gomix/Chematic (ex Frog) Shackleton MR3

From Narses
Matchbox Tempest F.2/F.6

From me mate Bob:
3 x Airfix Spitfire Iav (old tool)
2 x Airfix Spitfire I/IIa
3 x Airfix Vb
1 x Fujimi Spitfire FRXIVe (assembled)
1 Airfix Spitfire IXc (2009 tool)
1 Academy Spitfire F.XIVc (will be an F21 by the time I've finished with it)
1 bag misc Spitfire bits - think there's an Airfix 22 in there...
1 Xtrakit Spitfire F22
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on February 16, 2014, 12:40:23 pm
Quite a varied haul from the Huddersfield show for me...... all 1/72nd as is normal for me

Esci F-4C/J.
Esci F-4S/J(UK).
Italeri DC-130 drone director.
Airfix E-3 Sentry AEW-1.
Airfix TSR-2.
Lifthere UTVA Lasta trainer.
Matchbox Boeing P-12E (from Narses).
Maintrack Westland Whirlwind HAR-10. (all most a full kit apart from the main rotors).
Aeroclub Aeramacchi AMX. (From Mike McEvoy).

And a few decal sheets from various traders, and assorted Resin bits from Colin/Freightdog.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on February 16, 2014, 01:22:26 pm
My haul from Huddersfield:

1/72 Unicraft Cheranovsky BICh-17, from Mike McEvoy
1/72 Zvezda Kamov Ka-29
1/48 Pegasus Hobbies 1/48 V-2 Rocket
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: lancer on February 16, 2014, 02:07:09 pm
Quote
Aeroclub Aeramacchi AMX. (From Mike McEvoy).

I built one of those a while back. They're a pretty nice little kit...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on February 16, 2014, 03:02:35 pm
Just back from the Hudds show and more additions today.

Italeri 1/72 SU-34 and Revell 1/72 Handley Page Victor from Thorvic.

Was the Su-34 in the multi-coloured crate under the table?

No mate. They were kits from Geoff's stash that were handed to me at the doors as Geoff arrived.


Okay, no worries. I sold an Su-34 today too, but I wasn't actually there when it happened, so I thought I'd solved a little mystery.

(thanks to the folk who dealt with it for me BTW).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 17, 2014, 02:49:23 am
from huddersfield yesterday....

1/72 testors E-2C hawkeye [this turns out to be the old fujimi kit]
1/72 airfix canberra B2 [a bargain for £12]
1/72 airfix dominie

some paint. resin from freightdog and others. and a useful dayglo orange decal sheet from model art.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Aircav on February 17, 2014, 03:21:11 am
Had a great time at the show and the Saturday night too.   ;) :drink: :cheers:

Buys at the show......
A 1/48 Bandai Piper cub.   :-\ ;)

Lala's again next years chaps?  ;D :bow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on February 17, 2014, 04:19:52 am
Sounds good to me. :thumbsup:................after all you will be claiming careers allowance for me.  :drink:

Good weekend all round. Show was a bit too crowded in places,but I guess thats the price of popularity.

Lala's ? we could always try and break Martins other leg. :wacko: ;D


My buys were Mr Hobby paints and airbrush cleaner. Could really get near Little-cars to browse comfortably.Ill get my other stuff off  T'internet
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Aircav on February 17, 2014, 04:56:27 am
after all you will be claiming careers allowance for me.  :drink:



And storage for your two models and Jacket.  ;) ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 17, 2014, 07:06:12 am
Lala's again next years chaps?  ;D :bow:

I thought we'd agreed not to mention Lala's  :wacko:

Couple of rolls of hopefully decent very narrow masking tape


If it's from Little Cars or it's Jammy Dog then it needs to be burnished well as its a fair bit thicker then Tamiya but it's quite good. I use the 0.5mm and 0.75mm for canopy frames. The actual frames not masking  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 17, 2014, 07:09:25 am
Good show, good company + a great weekend  :thumbsup:

Show a tad crowded but I managed to grab

Airfix Lysander - cheers for spotting that Dork. Box had two price tags so me and the gent agreed on a compromise....split the difference  ;D
Airfix new tool Hurricane Mk I  :thumbsup:
Freightdog 20mm cannon and 5 spoke wheels for Airfix Hurricane
Sanding sponges
Flat brushes

And that was it, the other things I wanted weren't about
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on February 17, 2014, 07:55:55 am
this afternoon, i bought a Heller 1/144 Sky Patrol set.

however, after unwrapping and opening the box, i noticed a Serious Product Fail

according to the box, the content should have been 3 Launch platform displays and a 1/144 E-2C Hawkeye, Rafale-M and an F/A-18 Hornet.
hoever, after opning the box, instead of a Rafale-M, it contained an A-10 Thunderbolt, and instead of a F/A-18, they gave me a 1/72 Spitfire Mk.XVI

instructions were also a fail, as it contained 2 for the E-2C, and 1 for the A-10.

so far, the only thing correct in this package are the 3 display stands and the E-2 kit.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 17, 2014, 09:07:29 am
An Airfix Kamov Ka-25. Was cheap, and I intend to convert it into a non-co-axial rotor heli with a "normal" (maybe from a CH-34 or a Wessex) tail.  :party:

Helicopters are rare on whatifmodelers.com  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on February 17, 2014, 10:39:47 am

If it's from Little Cars or it's Jammy Dog then it needs to be burnished well as its a fair bit thicker then Tamiya but it's quite good. I use the 0.5mm and 0.75mm for canopy frames. The actual frames not masking  :rolleyes:

It isn't: it's proper yellow Japanese stuff, from a (mostly) book publishing stand on the side wall of the hall just near to our table. Can't remember their name - sorry.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on February 17, 2014, 10:47:21 am
That was Mark, aka Valiant wings.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 18, 2014, 07:35:40 am

If it's from Little Cars or it's Jammy Dog then it needs to be burnished well as its a fair bit thicker then Tamiya but it's quite good. I use the 0.5mm and 0.75mm for canopy frames. The actual frames not masking  :rolleyes:

It isn't: it's proper yellow Japanese stuff, from a (mostly) book publishing stand on the side wall of the hall just near to our table. Can't remember their name - sorry.

That was Mark, aka Valiant wings.

Cheers gents that's good to know. Next show I shall peruse  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on February 18, 2014, 08:10:22 am
1 new addition:

Revell 1/144 Tupolev Tu-144D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: darthspud on February 18, 2014, 09:05:12 am
Just a small stash growth
2 x xtradecal x72060, been after a set for some time, and then two come available the same weekend. Might help a couple of stalled builds
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on February 18, 2014, 09:30:02 am
Zvezda 1/72 "Topol" SS-25 "Sickle" Mobile ICBM Launcher  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on February 19, 2014, 03:00:51 am
5 x Meerkats, which after butchery, will be fine for 1/48th aircraft.  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Bungle on February 19, 2014, 03:40:12 am
Zvezda 1/72 "Topol" SS-25 "Sickle" Mobile ICBM Launcher  :thumbsup:

I've got one of those coming too !

Going to compliment my
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on February 19, 2014, 04:29:42 am
Zvezda 1/72 "Topol" SS-25 "Sickle" Mobile ICBM Launcher  :thumbsup:

I've got one of those coming too !

Going to compliment my
    • S-125M Newa-SC (PST)
    • S-300 PMU SA-10 Grumble Air Defence  5P85S (PST)
    • S-300PMU SA-10 "Grumble" 5P85D (PST)
    • S-300PMU SA-10 "Grumble" Air Defense Radar (PST)
    • S-75 Dvina (SA-2 Guideline)/T-55 (Zebrano)
    • SA-3 Pechora/T-55 (Zebrano)
    • Sam-2 Guideline Missile (Airfix)
    • Tochka 9P129 (Wespe)
    • 9K72 Elbrus M. / SCUD B (Armo)
             kits.

    I like pointy things that go whooosh ;D

Take it you too baulked at the price of some of those Russian resin & etch kits with eye watering prices ?.

Its a nice kit, glad they went with the detailed kit rather than the snap fit they intended for their wargame, but the crew cabins will need to have fixtures added from the spares box as they are empty shells.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Bungle on February 19, 2014, 05:28:30 am
Not cheap, I'll grant you but I picked up most of them on my trips abroad and haggled. The only one that really gave me a sharp intake of breath was the S-125M (nasty looking beastie). Huge box for a small kit and I miscalculated the price having had one too many fizzy hop flavoured beverages. Paid nearly 40 quid for that one ! The Zebrano's were the best 2 for the price of 1 in a shop in Germany that was closing down!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: JayBee on February 20, 2014, 12:23:10 am
Just received from the Big H:

Airfix 1/72 Tiger Moth (civil)
Airfix 1/72 Tiger Moth (RAF)

Great Wall Hobbies 1/144 TSR2

Ceasar Minatures 1/72 Sportsmen set 3- Baseball Players.  :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on February 20, 2014, 01:41:51 am
More Meerkats....suitable for 1/35th figures :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: rickshaw on February 20, 2014, 02:11:13 am

Ceasar Minatures 1/72 Sportsmen set 3- Baseball Players.  :blink:

This got me looking.  I was astounded to find NO cricketing figures in any scale!    :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nick on February 20, 2014, 02:39:44 am

Ceasar Minatures 1/72 Sportsmen set 3- Baseball Players.  :blink:

This got me looking.  I was astounded to find NO cricketing figures in any scale!    :blink:

You sure about that?
http://www.langleymodels.co.uk/shop/ss000001.pl?page=search&PR=-1&TB=A&SS=cricket

http://www.langleymodels.co.uk/shop/sh000001.pl?REFPAGE=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2egoogle%2eco%2euk%2furl%3fsa%3dt%26rct%3dj%26q%3d%26esrc%3ds%26frm%3d1%26source%3dweb%26cd%3d1%26ved%3d0CCoQFjAA%26url%3dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww%2elangleymodels%2eco%2euk%252Fshop%252Fss000001%2epl%253Fpage%253Dsearch%2526PR%253D%2d1%2526TB%253DA%2526SS%253Dcricket%26ei%3dEdsFU4quNsme7AaBm4H4CA%26usg%3dAFQjCNFdpGdRwcbvUZcm3OQLmO_wB5VOaA%26bvm%3dbv%2e61725948%2cd%2ebGQ&WD=cricket&PN=Online_Catalogue_OO_Scale_Accessories_F1_to_F76_inc_Canal_Boats_etc_10%2ehtml%23aF35#aF35
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on February 20, 2014, 12:12:35 pm
From the bay of evil:

Model Hobby Kits 1/100th(ish) F-14 Tomcat. Horrible but cheap canopy donor for swept wing Magisters
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on February 20, 2014, 12:24:23 pm
From the Inlet that shall not be named 1/72 Matchbox T-2 Buckeye
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on February 22, 2014, 06:05:41 pm
1/72 Pavla
TSR.2 cockpit detail set
Short Sunderland interior detail set

1/72
Civil helicopter decals.
Mostly Bristow with British Airways. Planning a V-22 Osprey in BA colours,adding a few more windows.Got some seats from the Revell Rotodyne.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Daryl J. on February 22, 2014, 06:40:23 pm
Hobby Boss A-6A. 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitbasher on February 23, 2014, 02:10:05 am
Helicopters are rare on whatifmodelers.com  :wacko:

Because they are the Devil's aircraft.

They do not fly, they merely beat the air into submission.

Especially Chinooks!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: JayBee on February 23, 2014, 02:56:15 am
Helicopters are rare on whatifmodelers.com  :wacko:


They do not fly, they merely beat the air into submission.


... and what is more, they vibrate so badly that the Earth rejects them! :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on February 23, 2014, 10:38:25 am
From the Crewe show:

AMT debateable-scale Darth Vader TIE fighter, part started (but not screwed up) for the princely sum of £2.  :thumbsup:

Esci 1/72nd Kamov Ka-34 Hokum (the tandem-seat one)

Heller 1/72nd Heinkel He112

Airfix 1/32nd Jaguar E Type starter set - raffle prize from the very nice Poppy Appeal folk!  :thumbsup:

A mysterious small scale resin M113 variant for 25p..... :unsure:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on February 23, 2014, 12:31:40 pm
Back home from the Crewe show.

Only 3 kits added.

1/72nd.
A pair of Airfix new tool DH Tigermoths. On first glance a quantum leap over the original tool...Which isnt hard considering how basic the old tool kit was.

1/144th
Airfix Airbus A300, for just over a tenner ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: lancer on February 23, 2014, 12:46:00 pm
Airfix Petlyakov PE2. More of a 'support your local hobby shop' purchase than anything. But, I then had an idea for the  Comrade Anatoly GB.
And from Hobby craft this afternoon, An AIrfix Spit F22. Why? No idea! I only went up to get some paint...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on February 24, 2014, 12:50:36 am
1/72 Airfix BAe Nimrod with resin AEW conversion
1/72 Frog Boeing B-47E
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Army of One on February 24, 2014, 05:47:28 am
From Crewe show......

Revell 1/48 CH53 GA....from the raffle
Revell 1/72 F16 Dutch solo display....legitimately won in the raffle.....!!!!!
Hobbyboss 1/72 AH1F and Mi2US
Italeri 1/72 Mi24D Hind and Ka50 Hokum and TAV-8B

Also added from Thorvic's sale
Trumpeter 1/700 Minsk
Airfix 1/72 super mystere
S-model 1/72 BMP2 and BRDM2
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 24, 2014, 06:49:20 am
A KP MiG-15 (current re-release/re-boxing), primarily for the decals, not the kit itself.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 24, 2014, 07:12:43 am
From Crewe show......

Revell 1/48 CH53 GA....from the raffle
Revell 1/72 F16 Dutch solo display....legitimately won in the raffle.....!!!!!

So does that mean the CH53 was illegitimately won or that the Mrs thinks it was won in the raffle ?  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Army of One on February 24, 2014, 07:33:37 am
Mate.....spent a fiver on tickets.....the bloke running it knew I wanted it and said make him an offer......got it for a tenner.....still got the raffle ticket on it.......got the F16 and 2 bags of sweets for Max......not bad....I put the 1/48 tamiya DAK figures back as no use for them and also some cosmetics....although I suppose I could have traded those with Radish..... ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 24, 2014, 07:36:33 am
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Bungle on February 24, 2014, 09:18:29 am
The big boy has arrived !

Zvezda 1/72 "Topol" SS-25 "Sickle" Mobile ICBM Launcher

and rather bizarrely a Revell Boeing P-26 Peashooter, a 'couldn't-resist-at-that-price' from EvilBay.

Now can I whiff these two together ????  :unsure: :unsure:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on February 24, 2014, 10:53:16 am
Airfix 1/72 Avro Lancaster B.I(F.E.)/B.III

Basically their new Lancaster kit using the sprues from the B.II/Dambuster making use of the optional .50 Turret and H2S radar and upper turret for the Far East version, and it still needs the Bomber support set to arm it. Nice vanilla Lancaster but a missed oppertunity to cater for post war versions by doing an extra sprue with later features, maybe next year !
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on February 24, 2014, 10:56:17 am
Airfix 1/72 Avro Lancaster B.I(F.E.)/B.III

Basically their new Lancaster kit using the sprues from the B.II/Dambuster making use of the optional .50 Turret and H2S radar and upper turret for the Far East version, and it still needs the Bomber support set to arm it. Nice vanilla Lancaster but a missed oppertunity to cater for post war versions by doing an extra sprue with later features, maybe next year !

Agreed, or maybe that nice Colin or someone else will help out?

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: scooter on February 24, 2014, 02:39:21 pm
The big boy has arrived !

Zvezda 1/72 "Topol" SS-25 "Sickle" Mobile ICBM Launcher

and rather bizarrely a Revell Boeing P-26 Peashooter, a 'couldn't-resist-at-that-price' from EvilBay.

Now can I whiff these two together ????  :unsure: :unsure:

Fearless Leader's latest attempt to kill Moose and Squirrel with a ZELL Peashooter?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on February 24, 2014, 09:05:23 pm
If I can believe the sellers description on EBay I have just won a 1/72 vintage Revell 1982 HMS Ark Royal &Tribal class destroyer. Parts missing from the destroyer, instructions and flags. All for under a ten poundnote.
Could be 1/700, as I can't find any mention of such a large scale.

1/72 white metal flying boat beaching trolley from Esortoric Models. Looks like the CMK trolley for the Revell BV222.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on February 24, 2014, 10:46:50 pm
If I can believe the sellers description on EBay I have just won a 1/72 vintage Revell 1982 HMS Ark Royal &Tribal class destroyer. Parts missing from the destroyer, instructions and flags. All for under a ten poundnote.
Could be 1/700, as I can't find any mention of such a large scale.

1/72 white metal flying boat beaching trolley from Esortoric Models. Looks like the CMK trolley for the Revell BV222.

It 1/720 scale which was Revells standard ship scale
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 25, 2014, 02:12:10 am
Airfix 1/72 Avro Lancaster B.I(F.E.)/B.III

Basically their new Lancaster kit using the sprues from the B.II/Dambuster making use of the optional .50 Turret and H2S radar and upper turret for the Far East version, and it still needs the Bomber support set to arm it. Nice vanilla Lancaster but a missed oppertunity to cater for post war versions by doing an extra sprue with later features, maybe next year !

Ta.  You've just saved me £30.  Won't buy it without the bits for the far east version  that they couldn't be arsed to do.  IIRC there was some complaint that the Revell Lancaster's radiators are too big.  Besides which, I'm unhappy with the fit of the Airfix Lancaster anyway.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 25, 2014, 02:15:54 am
Just ordered a pair of 1/144 PS-90 Engines (Resin Cast) from a Russian manufacturer called A.M.U.R. Reaver. They look decent and are originally intended for jet airliners (like the Tu-204), but they might also be useful for a 1:72 conversion... already have an evil idea!  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 25, 2014, 02:24:07 am
from a trip to mr models in birmingham last saturday.....

1/72 airfix lightning F2A
1/72 airfix sea harrier FA2
1/72 trumpeter TA-7C corsair
1/72 italeri X-32 JSF
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 25, 2014, 06:12:33 am
... already have an evil idea!  :wacko:

You always do Thomas.  ;D :lol: ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 25, 2014, 07:30:23 am
Actually, too many to get hold of them!  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on February 25, 2014, 01:52:59 pm

1/72 trumpeter TA-7C corsair


Is that the same kit as the Hobbyboss one ? Can't say as I've heard of it......

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on February 26, 2014, 08:23:05 am
Assuming it's the Hobby Boss kit Trev, it's a lovely little kit.  Did one myself a few years ago now:
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,29135.0.html

The only things to watch for are the horizontal tails, they're only held on by a fine location pin and I managed to knock mine off many times.  Leave them till the end and don't dry fit them often.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 26, 2014, 08:39:37 am
A 1:72 Ka-27 etc. decal sheet from Begemot. Will find multiple uses!

BTW: the Hobby Boss A-7s are really great kits. Got an A-7E in the pile, too (with a plan, of course...), and it is the best Corsair II rendition in 1:72 I have so far come across. Good value for money.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on February 26, 2014, 09:45:06 am
An original Airfix TSR2 with Freightdog PR set, Xtradecal and Model Alliance TSR2 Decals from a stash sale on BM :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Daryl J. on February 26, 2014, 09:40:44 pm
H-B F-84F
Trumpeter Skywarrior
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Pellson on February 27, 2014, 02:09:31 am
- ca 1963 edition Heller Super Broussard
- 1968 edition Airfix Beagle Basset 206
- 1973 edition Airfix HP Jetstream
- 1983 edition Matchbox Provost
- ca 1984 edition Revell OV-10B Bronco (the glass arsed variant)
- 2002 edition Airfix Skyvan

All to be just-a-little-whiffed into relevant service during the late cold war era.



Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 27, 2014, 02:31:46 am
Yesterday an Airfix Buccaneer arrived - to be modified for USMC use in the Vietnam era (grey/white, with lots of iron bombs).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on February 27, 2014, 04:55:45 am
Yesterday an Airfix Buccaneer arrived - to be modified for USMC use in the Vietnam era (grey/white, with lots of iron bombs).

Is that the current Issue with the Gulf War, RN and SAAF options ? as that gives a nice selection of optional droptanks and pylons from the older issue with just the martel/sea eagle option.
You should have a word with Colin at Freightdog about the Buccaneer sets as they do a replacement Nose and Tail plane set and an alternative open bomb bay that would allow you to show the full payload.

Cheers

Geoff
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 27, 2014, 05:11:13 am
Yes, it's the current one. The USMC idea is not mine - stumbled across a respctive model picture some time ago, and the Bucc looked magnificient in a 'Nam disguise! I'll change some things, anyway, even though the basic airframe will persist. But main mods will be paint scheme and markings as well as ordnance: 24 bombs on MERs should look great (literally) on/under a Bucc?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on February 27, 2014, 05:39:59 am
Yes, it's the current one. The USMC idea is not mine - stumbled across a respctive model picture some time ago, and the Bucc looked magnificient in a 'Nam disguise! I'll change some things, anyway, even though the basic airframe will persist. But main mods will be paint scheme and markings as well as ordnance: 24 bombs on MERs should look great (literally) on/under a Bucc?

Yeap 24 sounds about right two tandem TERs on the inner pylon single TER on outer pylon, two setd of TER in the bomb bay unless you switch those to less larger or alternative weapons  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 27, 2014, 06:56:18 am
Direct from Airfix with a delivery time of just under 48 hours from placing the order  :thumbsup:

Avro Lancaster B.1 (F.E.)/B.III. This will be built as a Far East A.F. aircraft in my own little alt WWII scenario
Tiger Moth. I have some plans for this one.
New tool Hurricane Mk I with the metal wing. This will be out of the box, real world. I'll be using my supply of "fabric" wing Hurricanes for Wif World.

Also in the box was another Diamond Jubilee key ring (a corgi this time) now I have 2 they can go to my great nieces  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 27, 2014, 07:13:04 am
I'll change some things, anyway, even though the basic airframe will persist. But main mods will be paint scheme and markings as well as ordnance: 24 bombs on MERs should look great (literally) on/under a Bucc?

Never realised she could carry as much  :blink: Just got so used to the standard Brit austerity load I suppose
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 27, 2014, 07:33:21 am
Did not do any serious research concerning the load - it's a bit inspired by the original Matchbox kit box art, which shows IIRC Buccs with twelve 1.000 lb bombs on four TERs - and I was SO disappointed when i bought the kit that the whol thing was totally blank.

It's probably late childhood trauma management...  :rolleyes:


Quick check revealed a total load capacity of 12,000 lb (5,443 kg), but not how much the hardpoints could carry. But 24 bombs @ 500 lb could (theoretically) be carried...  :rolleyes: Maybe she receives USN-typical, beefier TF-41 engines (from the A-7) for some extra oomph... and becomes the B-72.

We'll see  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: seadude on February 27, 2014, 08:07:16 pm
Recieved in the mail today:
2 pkgs of: http://www.freetimehobbies.com/1-350-orange-hobby-lockheed-martin-f-35c-2-groups/
2 pkgs of: http://www.freetimehobbies.com/OHN0307468/

Ordered last night:  (1 pkg of each of the following)
http://www.freetimehobbies.com/1-350-trumpeter-ah1w-super-cobra-helicopter-set-x12/
http://www.freetimehobbies.com/1-350-trumpeter-uh1n-huey-helicopter-set-x12/
http://www.freetimehobbies.com/1-350-black-dog-deck-tractors-accessories-set/
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 28, 2014, 03:04:49 am

1/72 trumpeter TA-7C corsair


Is that the same kit as the Hobbyboss one ? Can't say as I've heard of it......

 :cheers:

thanks captain! my typo error.....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 01, 2014, 02:36:35 am
Two Su-25s... One is the new kit from ART Model, directly ordered in the Ukraine. It features several resin parts, and the ART Model kits I already built (their F8F Bearcat is nice, as well as the Ye-8 prototype) and is intended to end up as a real world aircraft, from a Soviet Navy training unit.

The other one is the Hobby Craft kit -intentionally bought because it must be SO far off of the real thing that it should be a good basis for a whiffy conversion!  :wacko: Additionally, the kit's construction with separate engine nacelles makes it most suitable for what I intend to create from it... in the near or far future, though.  :-\
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: wacek85 on March 01, 2014, 04:22:46 am
1/35 Bandai Briefing set with hovertruck :)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on March 01, 2014, 09:56:53 am
From todays Peterborough show.

1/72nd
Special hobby Messerschmitt Me-163C (what if? boxing)
Special hobby Reggiane Re2000.
Williams Bro's Martin B-10.
Airfix EE Lightning F-2A.
S&M models Hawker-Siddley Hs748. (purchased on behalf of Thorvic, In a reciprocal arrangement involving an Aircraft in Miniature HP Hastings kit he found on Ebay)

1/76th
S&M models Land-Wasser-Schlepper

1/144th
Airfix BAC Trident
Airfix Boeing 737 200.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on March 01, 2014, 01:18:30 pm
Hi Decal 1/72 Mig-17 Fresco sheet.  Has the usual Warsaw pact stuff, USSR, East Germany with several more windswept options, Iraq, Mongolia and Afghanistan.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nick on March 01, 2014, 01:48:14 pm
At Peterborough today I picked up a pair of small bargains for £5.

Matchbox Sea Harrier FRS.1
Heller Alpha Jet
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Daryl J. on March 01, 2014, 06:11:36 pm
Another Trumpeter Skywarrior, another H-B A-6A, and a MiG-23 with the short spined tail.

What remains on the list of aircraft kits to purchase have yet to be released.   :thumbsup:

Cheers,
Daryl J.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 01, 2014, 07:34:16 pm

S&M models Hawker-Siddley Hs748. (purchased on behalf of Thorvic, In a reciprocal arrangement involving an Aircraft in Miniature HP Hastings kit he found on Ebay)

Is this the one with the resin engines?  Any chance of a clone or several?   :mellow:  The old Formaplane one I have has some pretty ropey cowlings but the shape is nice to use anyway.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on March 02, 2014, 11:26:11 pm
So after having my back cracked by the chiropractor I popped into the games shop to get some paint...
...only to find that they are closing down due to the rent going up. %%% off everything but specifically 20% off kits.
It would have been rude not to so I grabbed an F-104 G (for Germany Herr Air Minister), a P-39 (with an "Aussie Markings Included" sticker on the box) and an OV-10.  All Academy 1/72.

For anyone else in the Mornington area the shop in question is Games World in the bayside shopping centre in Frankston.
They still had a shelf full of 1/72 planes plus some bigger scale stuff, some armour and a few cars.  Lots of Prius kits which I have a feeling will still be there at the end of the month when they shut the doors for good...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: lancer on March 03, 2014, 12:58:19 pm
From the MZ concession in Reading WHSmith - Airfix EE Lightning F2A   FINALLY!!! I got one......The first of many actually.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 03, 2014, 04:11:04 pm
Club neet th'day.  Some part used decal sheets - largely various Spitfires but one was the Modeldecal sheet with all the Hinds, Harts, etc on it.  Fairey battles or Wellesleys in those colours?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on March 04, 2014, 02:45:09 am
Sounds good, a little cuckoo in the nest.  Blenheim I's as well?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 04, 2014, 04:49:31 am
from parabellum in birmingham, while you lot were enjoying yerselves at peterborough  ;D

1/72 cyber-hobby sea king AEW [with the commando HC4 bits as well]

thanks to Martin H for the headsup on this one.

1/72 academy F-16C [with RoKAF decals]
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on March 04, 2014, 07:07:03 am
Both in 1/72:
Do 24
Ardo E555
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on March 04, 2014, 08:40:12 am
after a long time, ive finally managed to get hold of a New-Tool Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I  :thumbsup:
and a bottle of Humbrol Maskol, just to give it a try  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on March 04, 2014, 10:44:43 am
From Korea, via e-Bay,1/72 Academy F-35A
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 05, 2014, 12:48:45 am
after a long time, ive finally managed to get hold of a New-Tool Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I  :thumbsup:


Fabric wing version with the Belgian markings Nils ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on March 05, 2014, 01:44:38 am
MPC 1/72 Avro Vulcan (re-box of the Airfix kit).  It's bagged and missing the undercarriage, decals and bang seats (lack of cockpit detail is not a problem in a Vulcan!) but everything else is there.

Pleasant surprise this, I'd given my mate a few 1/48 kits a few weeks ago.  Last night he bought me burger and a pint and gave me this Vulcan in return. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on March 05, 2014, 01:47:41 am
after a long time, ive finally managed to get hold of a New-Tool Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I  :thumbsup:


Fabric wing version with the Belgian markings Nils ?

yes indeed  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 05, 2014, 02:58:54 am
After several years of global hunting I was finally able to get my hands on a 1:72 Dougram "Bigfoot" mecha, in the form of a reboxed Takara kit under the Robotech Defenders: Ziyon (1/72) by Revell from the mid 80ies.
The kit is rare and goes at insane price tags, got mine for US$ 40, which is O.K. Prices normally start at US$50.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on March 05, 2014, 11:44:54 am
from ebay

1 x 1/72 Hasegawa F-4E Phantom to be a real work Vietnam aircraft After all it was the USAF that requested the internal gun after they started fighting in Vietnam. Now to find some appropriate decals ....

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on March 06, 2014, 05:52:32 am
5 dinosaur heads (plastic finger puppets).... :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on March 07, 2014, 11:16:44 am
from ebay

1 x 1/72 Hasegawa F-4B/N Phantom to be a real world late F-4B which if I can find decals for will be the aircraft on the cover of "Spirit of the Sky"

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Daryl J. on March 08, 2014, 11:11:04 am
Tamiya's new 1/72 F-16CJ:  preordered 2.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on March 08, 2014, 01:33:09 pm
Tamiya's new 1/72 F-16CJ:  preordered 2.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

You would have been better off buying the Academy kit as the Tamiya one is a re-boxing of the Italeri kit. See here (http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/TA60701) as in my opinion the Academy kit is far superior.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on March 08, 2014, 02:51:35 pm
From Carl (The Big Gimper), 1/144 Fantastic Plastic Avro 730
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Daryl J. on March 08, 2014, 05:28:13 pm
Hasegawa F-4EJ in 1/72 and F-16 in 1/48.   In those wild Anime colors.    But that paints over and they were *cheap*!  :drink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: seadude on March 08, 2014, 08:39:04 pm
Picked up at a model contest today:

In the vendor area:
1/72 MPC Space:1999 Eagle transporter for $20

Won in a raffle:
1/48 Revell F/A-18E Hornet
1/32 Testor YF-22 ATF
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on March 09, 2014, 12:10:14 pm
Tamiya's new 1/72 F-16CJ:  preordered 2.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

You would have been better off buying the Academy kit as the Tamiya one is a re-boxing of the Italeri kit. See here (http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/TA60701) as in my opinion the Academy kit is far superior.

Gondor

My bad. I was unaware that Tamiya were producing a new kit. Think I may have to get one myself sometime as the pictures I have seen look great.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on March 09, 2014, 03:34:14 pm
Just lost out on a few bids on eBay, however;
1/144 Revell Boeing 747 SCA and Space Shuttle
1/72 Xtrakit Meteor NF 11/12/14 with Modeldecale sheet 92
1/24
Acadamey Ford Capri RS3100
Revell Trailer spares or repair.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 09, 2014, 03:45:27 pm
Won on ebay
Airkit Enterprises Spitfire Vc conversion wings.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on March 10, 2014, 04:11:36 am
5 x 1/72nd F-16s.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 10, 2014, 01:29:00 pm
Another ebay win - non Spitfire related!

Hi Tech (French resin outfit) Mosquito flaps and cockpit detail sets, designed to fit both Airfix and Matchbox kits.  I've been after one of the latter for FOURTEEN YEARS!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on March 10, 2014, 05:30:13 pm
1/72 Falcon triple conversion kit:
F2H-3
EP-3E
C-1

Won on eBay 1/72 Matchbox HS 125/600 .One part missing.If compatible with the Monogram B-1B Lancer ,I could build that swing wing executive jet that I've seen a cut-away drawing of.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on March 11, 2014, 04:46:40 am
2 new additions i forgot to note last week:

RoG 1/144 F/A-18C Hornet
RoG 1/144 Alpha Jet
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on March 11, 2014, 03:23:41 pm
AlleyCat Lightning F-1/F-3 conversion for the new Airfix Lightning F-2A direct from A2zee models  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 12, 2014, 03:36:23 am
AlleyCat Lightning F-1/F-3 conversion for the new Airfix Lightning F-2A direct from A2zee models  :thumbsup:

How about some piccies and a quick review then?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on March 12, 2014, 01:05:28 pm
From Airfix 1/72 Lancaster B.1[F.E.]/B.111, De Havilland DH.82a Tiger Moth [RAF markings] and Valiant additional parts, and from eBay the Airfix Valiant
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on March 13, 2014, 01:04:24 pm
Today from Airfix the Limited Edition Club boxing of Operation Torch seeing how I joined the Airfix club at the start of the month. Now to cut out and count up all those Flying Hours Tokens!

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on March 14, 2014, 05:17:15 am
Airfix 1/72nd Bf 110E/Trop as I'm using it with a 10" Cyberman.....all modified of course.  :drink: :party:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Runway ? ... on March 14, 2014, 07:12:51 am
Topol SS-25  from the big H.
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ZVE5003
If I ever get this far into the stash then it'll probably end up as an RV.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on March 14, 2014, 07:57:59 am
Back in the land of people who buy plastic models !

Sword Harrier T.mk2/2A
Airfix  Harrier GR.3


Harrier !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 14, 2014, 08:03:42 am
Now to cut out and count up all those Flying Hours Tokens!

Gondor

Yup, got a couple of kits with mine now. Only took 3 days from sending tokens to getting kits  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Chris Payne on March 14, 2014, 04:37:59 pm
Back from my local club night with yet another kit.

Eduard 1/48 F16A ''Top Falcons''
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: seadude on March 15, 2014, 11:27:32 am
Topol SS-25  from the big H.
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ZVE5003
If I ever get this far into the stash then it'll probably end up as an RV.

Eventually, I plan on whiffing a LAV-25 as an RV.  ;D

Anyway.........just ordered this morning from Freetime Hobbies:
2 x Moebius Models Original Battlestar Galactica

I plan to whif this sometime in the future. That's why I need the extra flight pods.

(http://www.colonialfleets.com/gallery/data/media/1/colonial_warstar_i1.jpg)

(http://www.colonialfleets.com/gallery/data/media/38/Colonial_Warstar_I2.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Knightflyer on March 15, 2014, 02:21:40 pm
hawk (most trusted name in modelling  :smiley:) Supermarine Swift ....when it will get built is another matter!

+

Airfix Douglas Invader ....will appear with RAF roundels, but amazingly not a whiff
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 16, 2014, 08:28:50 am
Airfix Douglas Invader ....will appear with RAF roundels, but amazingly not a whiff

We (Brits) had 2 didn't we ? If war had continued would have received a large number more

I do have a plan for a SEAC one eventually and maybe a European based one (RAF)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Daryl J. on March 16, 2014, 10:44:10 am
Monogram 1979 issue F-15 with its original cello wrap and faded price tag.
Shouldn't be any mould wear issues there!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on March 16, 2014, 10:49:37 am
Airfix Douglas Invader ....will appear with RAF roundels, but amazingly not a whiff

We (Brits) had 2 didn't we ?

In a back issue of Air-Britain's Aeromilitaria a few years ago, there was a couple of photos of them.  I'll have to see if I can find it but they're scattered around the house in various boxes.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Knightflyer on March 16, 2014, 11:09:54 am
Airfix Douglas Invader ....will appear with RAF roundels, but amazingly not a whiff

We (Brits) had 2 didn't we ?

In a back issue of Air-Britain's Aeromilitaria a few years ago, there was a couple of photos of them.  I'll have to see if I can find it but they're scattered around the house in various boxes.

My main reference picture is in "Lend-Lease Aircraft in World War II" which actually shows KL692 which was the third (ie not delivered) aircraft. It has roundels and is shown flying presumably somewhere over the US (Tulsa - see below)

Also in "The Secret Years - Flight Testing at Boscombe Down 1939-1945" There is a photo and profile of KL690 (the 'first' UK aircraft) at Boscombe Down in April 1945  but it has 'stars and bars' markings

A quick google search provides four photos of RAF Invaders - looks to be KL692 (same photo as in 'Lend-Lease') and of KL702 at the site below

http://napoleon130.tripod.com/id249.html
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on March 16, 2014, 12:07:32 pm
According to the Aeromilitaria article (from what I can remember), the A-26 was at Boscombe Down for a comparison test between a number of aircraft deemed to be in the same class.  And what with the end of the war looming it was decided to continue with what they had.  At least that was the gist of the article as I understood it.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitbasher on March 16, 2014, 12:08:46 pm
New Airfix Tiger Moth (A01024 - the civil variant). Hilarious faces of the crew figures in the instructions!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Knightflyer on March 16, 2014, 12:38:38 pm
According to the Aeromilitaria article (from what I can remember), the A-26 was at Boscombe Down for a comparison test between a number of aircraft deemed to be in the same class.  And what with the end of the war looming it was decided to continue with what they had.  At least that was the gist of the article as I understood it.

On re-examining the link I provided http://napoleon130.tripod.com/id249.html  there's quite a long 'article' included ....I'm wondering if it's the same article you're referring to and has been 'borrowed'

It refers to the fact that the Invaders would replace the Bostons of No 88 Squadron RAF....so there's an 'almost-was' what-if
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on March 16, 2014, 02:53:09 pm
On re-examining the link I provided http://napoleon130.tripod.com/id249.html  there's quite a long 'article' included ....I'm wondering if it's the same article you're referring to and has been 'borrowed'
Had a read of that and it's quite interesting.  But it's not what I remember of the article I've read, which was about the comparative test of all the aircraft involved.  (as far as I can remember that is)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Army of One on March 17, 2014, 02:43:59 am
Where to start.........I answered yes please to a freebie from Librarian expecting a couple of small tubs of spares....how wrong...!! Two big tubs containing bits of everything....!!! Also a nearly complete 1/48 israeli F15i and a hase 1/48 F18 and an academy 1/48 P38....and an very nearly complete B36 in 1/72.....its huge....!!!!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 17, 2014, 02:57:25 am
A Tamiya 1:100 Il-28 as basis for another major conversion (think of a "mini Yak-28"?), an Airfix fabric wing Hurricane Mk.! (to turn it into a Polish aircraft, based on a pretty profile from PantherG and the fact that this is a whif with a real world background) and an Amodel Su-3 which might turn into a French fighter some day...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Army of One on March 17, 2014, 02:54:21 pm
Blinking hell......just found a nearly complete 1/48 Revell Rafale M under the Hase Hornet......the rwo boxes of bits are awesome. ....there appear to be nearly complete kits in there as well.......gonna take a while to sort through the boxes....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 17, 2014, 04:34:48 pm
From ebay:
Ventura Spitfire F22 plus Techmod Isreali/Egyptian Spitfires.  Good job too - my last two copies of this sheet have been used up pretty sharpish...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 18, 2014, 08:14:38 am
Xtrakit DH Vampire FB 5. This is the new tool MPM kit in an Xtrakit boxing. I can probably, just, squeeze this into the end of my Alt WWII scenario

DP Casper transfer sheet - Forgotten Operations : Meridian Jan 1945. Loads of FAA late War markings. Thanks to Geoff (Thorvic) for alerting me to this
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 18, 2014, 08:18:59 am
A mate has just cleared his stash - he's given up after losing all interest and sold them on.  He had a large collection of Spitfires...

Scored the following:
Airkit Spitfire F21
Airkit Spitfire F22
Airkit Seafire XV
Airkit Seafire XVII
Airkit Seafire F45
AZ Spitfire mk IX "Joypack" (I bought it for him at Telford in 2012!)
MPM Spitfire PR.XI

There should be more to come.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Knightflyer on March 18, 2014, 08:37:02 am
It's no good, curiousity has got the better of me, I must ask....just how many Spitfire's do you have ? :unsure:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on March 18, 2014, 08:42:49 am
Xtrakit DH Vampire FB 5. This is the new tool MPM kit in an Xtrakit boxing. I can probably, just, squeeze this into the end of my Alt WWII scenario

DP Casper transfer sheet - Forgotten Operations : Meridian Jan 1945. Loads of FAA late War markings. Thanks to Geoff (Thorvic) for alerting me to this

Well it seemed right up your street, from a real aspect as well as whif  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 18, 2014, 08:45:04 am
Xtrakit DH Vampire FB 5. This is the new tool MPM kit in an Xtrakit boxing. I can probably, just, squeeze this into the end of my Alt WWII scenario

DP Casper transfer sheet - Forgotten Operations : Meridian Jan 1945. Loads of FAA late War markings. Thanks to Geoff (Thorvic) for alerting me to this

Well it seemed right up your street, from a real aspect as well as whif  :thumbsup:

Yup there's some real ones on there I want to build. The Walrus for one
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on March 18, 2014, 08:55:00 am
It's no good, curiousity has got the better of me, I must ask....just how many Spitfire's do you have ? :unsure:

It's a bug that grips you, I've got nearly sixty of them (only 6 are 1/48, all the rest are 1/72), but that's about half what Lee has ---
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Knightflyer on March 18, 2014, 08:58:49 am
It's no good, curiousity has got the better of me, I must ask....just how many Spitfire's do you have ? :unsure:

It's a bug that grips you, I've got nearly sixty of them (only 6 are 1/48, all the rest are 1/72), but that's about half what Lee has ---

Oh dear...this is not good ....I have 101 of them  :o :-\ :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 18, 2014, 09:00:24 am
Tempted with that Vampire but may just leave it for a while - plenty of Heller ones in the stash.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on March 18, 2014, 09:25:06 am
They're planning a F.1 as well, so that would better fit an extended WWII.

Test shots:
http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234944641-dehavilland-dh-100-vampire-new-172-model/

Tempted myself, despite having a few Heller/Airfix kits in the stash....  Fingers crossed they do an RAF Venom too.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on March 18, 2014, 09:53:50 am
If there is a Mk.1 coming, I can toss out the really crude Maquette (I think) conversion I have
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 18, 2014, 11:29:31 am
It's no good, curiousity has got the better of me, I must ask....just how many Spitfire's do you have ? :unsure:

It's a bug that grips you, I've got nearly sixty of them (only 6 are 1/48, all the rest are 1/72), but that's about half what Lee has ---

Oh dear...this is not good ....I have 101 of them  :o :-\ :blink:

My count is 92, with GAZILLIONS of add-on Spitfire bits and pieces.  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: pyro-manic on March 18, 2014, 11:47:35 am
I have more stashed Spits than any other type, but then that's entirely Wooksta's fault. He very generously sent me a big pile of resin parts which could make easily a dozen or so models (I think), in addition to the ~six plastic kits I have. More than I'm ever likely to build in truth, but it's nice to have options. :cheers:

Just ordered something, which is possibly my first buy of the year (I may be wrong though!). Won't reveal what until it's arrived - I can pretty much guarantee nobody will know what it is. ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Chris Payne on March 18, 2014, 12:06:25 pm
Popped into Scoonie Hobbies in Kirkcaldy while away on deliveries.

Picked up the Revell 1/72 F-16 MLU "Solo Display" :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on March 18, 2014, 12:24:15 pm
Actually received yesterday but the "Blond" receptionist we now have forgot to tell me so I didn't get hold of it untill today

1 x 1/72 Hasegawa RF-4E/RF-4EJ Phantom II J.A.S.D.F. 501 Sqn boxing from the big H.

Contains an RF-4E and an F-4E with Kai sprue's and injection moulded pods for the RF-4EJ. Almost any version of F-4E can be built and various options of RF-4 can be built all for the wonderful price of £26.99 which for the two kits alone is a bargain at their current prices! At any rate this means that I have kits for all the versions of F-4 in J.A.S.D.F. that I will need for real life builds.

The size of the box though is HUGE. The boxing of two F-4B's from CVW-19 is the same size! Its the same size as the 1/48 F110A box that I have!

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Librarian on March 18, 2014, 12:52:18 pm
Blinking hell......just found a nearly complete 1/48 Revell Rafale M under the Hase Hornet......the rwo boxes of bits are awesome. ....there appear to be nearly complete kits in there as well.......gonna take a while to sort through the boxes....

Mystery over. I always wondered where I'd put that Rafale.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 18, 2014, 01:00:30 pm
If there is a Mk.1 coming, I can toss out the really crude Maquette (I think) conversion I have

More likely Marivox.  The plastic bits were a bit crude and the plastic horrid but it did have a large PE fret and a comprehensive decal sheet.  I've got one  - somewhere...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Knightflyer on March 18, 2014, 01:09:36 pm
If there is a Mk.1 coming, I can toss out the really crude Maquette (I think) conversion I have

More likely Marivox.  The plastic bits were a bit crude and the plastic horrid but it did have a large PE fret and a comprehensive decal sheet.  I've got one  - somewhere...

Yes I've one of those - bought from The De Havilland Heritage Centre. If they bring out Mk.1 Vampires and then 1/72nd Venoms I shall weep ......tears of happiness! :thumbsup: I think I shall still with my Heller/Airfix Mk.5 Vampires though, although the additional detail on that new one is stunning
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 18, 2014, 01:25:48 pm
If there is a Mk.1 coming, I can toss out the really crude Maquette (I think) conversion I have

More likely Marivox.  The plastic bits were a bit crude and the plastic horrid but it did have a large PE fret and a comprehensive decal sheet.  I've got one  - somewhere...

Marivox it is. I've one in the stash as well
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 18, 2014, 01:27:07 pm
They're planning a F.1 as well, so that would better fit an extended WWII.

Test shots:
http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234944641-dehavilland-dh-100-vampire-new-172-model/

Tempted myself, despite having a few Heller/Airfix kits in the stash....  Fingers crossed they do an RAF Venom too.

That's good news.

The Mk5 has plenty of unmarked items on the sprues inc. a canopy and windscreen
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on March 18, 2014, 01:27:19 pm
If there is a Mk.1 coming, I can toss out the really crude Maquette (I think) conversion I have

More likely Marivox.  The plastic bits were a bit crude and the plastic horrid but it did have a large PE fret and a comprehensive decal sheet.  I've got one  - somewhere...

Yes I've one of those - bought from The De Havilland Heritage Centre. If they bring out Mk.1 Vampires and then 1/72nd Venoms I shall weep ......tears of happiness! :thumbsup: I think I shall still with my Heller/Airfix Mk.5 Vampires though, although the additional detail on that new one is stunning

Yes, now I remember Lee, thanks.  One day I'll get my Aeroclub injection Venoms built too
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on March 18, 2014, 02:00:21 pm
It's no good, curiousity has got the better of me, I must ask....just how many Spitfire's do you have ? :unsure:

It's a bug that grips you, I've got nearly sixty of them (only 6 are 1/48, all the rest are 1/72), but that's about half what Lee has ---

Oh dear...this is not good ....I have 101 of them  :o :-\ :blink:

My count is 92, with GAZILLIONS of add-on Spitfire bits and pieces.  :o

I have exactly 2, both of which came in job lots with other things. I used to have 3, but I gave one away for free.... ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on March 18, 2014, 02:27:25 pm
I have none, never caught my attention..
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 18, 2014, 02:57:53 pm
I can honestly say that I do not know how many Spitfires I have.  However, it's definitely in 3 figures and two stash locations...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on March 18, 2014, 11:55:00 pm
Today a box arrived containing two Tamiya (nee Italeri) Mig 29s, an Airfix DH88, an ICM soviet air to air missile set, a 20mm flak 38 and a soviet 37mm AA gun.  All 1/72 obviously.  Make of that what you will...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on March 19, 2014, 01:33:49 pm
A brown paper parcel containing a Maquette Fairey F.D.-2 [1/72]
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Knightflyer on March 19, 2014, 01:39:49 pm
I can honestly say that I do not know how many Spitfires I have.  However, it's definitely in 3 figures and two stash locations...

mmmm...definitely 3 figures ....narrows it down from 100 to 999! High, Low or Middle end of that range roughly?  :unsure: ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 19, 2014, 02:06:33 pm
I'll be conservative and say mid range - 400 - 600.  There's about 100 built whiffed ones too.

I know I bought 265 items for The Plan in 2011 - but that covers Supermarine 224, Spitfire, Seafire, Spiteful, Seafang and Attacker, so Spitfire can cover a wider range of airframes.  A conservative estimate would say I bought similar in 2012 with a lower number in 2013 due to redundancy and associated fiscal belt tightening.


A brown paper parcel containing a Maquette Fairey F.D.-2 [1/72]

Beware that will be flashed to hell.  On my two examples bought at least ten years back, the exhaust had so much flash it had healed over and the u/c doors were shot.  Plus the wheels themselves were unusable.  If you can find a Novo boxed example, you'll be better off.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on March 19, 2014, 04:25:42 pm
Quote
Beware that will be flashed to hell.  On my two examples bought at least ten years back, the exhaust had so much flash it had healed over and the u/c doors were shot.  Plus the wheels themselves were unusable.  If you can find a Novo boxed example, you'll be better off.

Thanks for the heads up Wooksta. First inspection does indeed reveal a "certain amount" of flash, but no worse than the Gomex Gloster E28/39 "Sea Squirt" currently in progress :banghead: Mind you, £10.39 +p&p was a lot less than what was being asked for the Novo boxing ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on March 19, 2014, 08:50:03 pm
Today a box arrived containing two Tamiya (nee Italeri) Mig 29s, an Airfix DH88, an ICM soviet air to air missile set, a 20mm flak 38 and a soviet 37mm AA gun.  All 1/72 obviously.  Make of that what you will...


You're going to have an AA-9 armed Soviet DH88 shooting down two MiG-29 gunships?  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on March 20, 2014, 02:27:53 am
They're planning a F.1 as well, so that would better fit an extended WWII.

Test shots:
http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234944641-dehavilland-dh-100-vampire-new-172-model/

Tempted myself, despite having a few Heller/Airfix kits in the stash....  Fingers crossed they do an RAF Venom too.

That's good news.

The Mk5 has plenty of unmarked items on the sprues inc. a canopy and windscreen

Here's another thread where they state outright they'll be doing a Mk.1.  There's another one that I can't find at them moment where they state they will be doing several variants, apart from the Mk.1 and Mk.3, they don't say what they'll be.
http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234950992-dh100-vampire-in-172-new-photos-of-mpm-model/

Here's Hannants listing of injection Vampires, seems the Vampire kits will be in various boxes from the MPM stable, Azur, Special Hobby and of course Xtrakit.
http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/index.php?adv=1&product_category_id=&product_division_id=&manufacturer_id=&product_type_id=1821&code=&scale_id=956&keyword_search=vampire&setPerPage=25&sort=type&search_direction=asc&save_search_name=&save_search=
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 20, 2014, 03:14:20 am
Mind you, £10.39 +p&p was a lot less than what was being asked for the Novo boxing ;D

Should I sell my original Frog boxed version? It might supplement my pension a bit.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Knightflyer on March 20, 2014, 03:39:48 am
Mind you, £10.39 +p&p was a lot less than what was being asked for the Novo boxing ;D

Should I sell my original Frog boxed version? It might supplement my pension a bit.  ;D

I'd get into Whirlwind (helicopters) if I were you Kit, been following them on E-bay and the Airfix ones sell for low-teens upwards, the Italeri ones for high-teens to low twenties  :angry:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 20, 2014, 03:55:16 am
Mind you, £10.39 +p&p was a lot less than what was being asked for the Novo boxing ;D

Should I sell my original Frog boxed version? It might supplement my pension a bit.  ;D

I'd get into Whirlwind (helicopters) if I were you Kit, been following them on E-bay and the Airfix ones sell for low-teens upwards, the Italeri ones for high-teens to low twenties  :angry:

I kicked off my eBay selling spasm with an Airfix Beach Buggy kit, starting at £.500. It went for £36.00!!!!!  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Knightflyer on March 20, 2014, 03:59:25 am
Mind you, £10.39 +p&p was a lot less than what was being asked for the Novo boxing ;D

Should I sell my original Frog boxed version? It might supplement my pension a bit.  ;D

I'd get into Whirlwind (helicopters) if I were you Kit, been following them on E-bay and the Airfix ones sell for low-teens upwards, the Italeri ones for high-teens to low twenties  :angry:

I kicked off my eBay selling spasm with an Airfix Beach Buggy kit, starting at £.500. It went for £36.00!!!!!  :o

Is that retirement looking GOLDEN yet then Kit, lots of plastic nest-eggs hatching ? :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 20, 2014, 04:06:20 am
Mind you, £10.39 +p&p was a lot less than what was being asked for the Novo boxing ;D

Should I sell my original Frog boxed version? It might supplement my pension a bit.  ;D

I'd get into Whirlwind (helicopters) if I were you Kit, been following them on E-bay and the Airfix ones sell for low-teens upwards, the Italeri ones for high-teens to low twenties  :angry:

I kicked off my eBay selling spasm with an Airfix Beach Buggy kit, starting at £.500. It went for £36.00!!!!!  :o

Is that retirement looking GOLDEN yet then Kit, lots of plastic nest-eggs hatching ? :lol:

It's looking hopeful, I currently have four pages worth of stuff on eBay and at least four bidding fights going on.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Knightflyer on March 20, 2014, 04:10:48 am
Mind you, £10.39 +p&p was a lot less than what was being asked for the Novo boxing ;D

Should I sell my original Frog boxed version? It might supplement my pension a bit.  ;D

I'd get into Whirlwind (helicopters) if I were you Kit, been following them on E-bay and the Airfix ones sell for low-teens upwards, the Italeri ones for high-teens to low twenties  :angry:

I kicked off my eBay selling spasm with an Airfix Beach Buggy kit, starting at £.500. It went for £36.00!!!!!  :o

Is that retirement looking GOLDEN yet then Kit, lots of plastic nest-eggs hatching ? :lol:

It's looking hopeful, I currently have four pages worth of stuff on eBay and at least four bidding fights going on.  :thumbsup:

Who are you selling as? Might need to see what to avoid / join in!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 20, 2014, 04:31:22 am
Just bought a bundle of various Red Arrows decals through ebay. Someone posted the idea of a Harrier GR.1 as a Red Arrows solo aircraft, and I like that idea a lot....  ;D

Bright red should suit a Harrier well!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Rheged on March 20, 2014, 10:08:16 am
Just bought a bundle of various Red Arrows decals through ebay. Someone posted the idea of a Harrier GR.1 as a Red Arrows solo aircraft, and I like that idea a lot....  ;D

Bright red should suit a Harrier well!

I like the idea of a Red Arrows Harrier  in hover, "bowing"   to the Royal Box  at the start/finish of a show!!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 20, 2014, 10:46:22 am
Yep, blowing away the Royals...  ;D

Should have a wonderful retro look, anyway, and I actually wonder why that never happened?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Librarian on March 20, 2014, 12:40:27 pm
I can remember having this exact same conversation with my brother at an air show donkeys years ago....all the possibilities of using the Harrier. He came up with this fantastic idea of the team lined up in hover doing a Mexican wave. Love to see the Harrier in OLD Red Arrows scheme though.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 20, 2014, 03:48:06 pm
Mind you, £10.39 +p&p was a lot less than what was being asked for the Novo boxing ;D

Should I sell my original Frog boxed version? It might supplement my pension a bit.  ;D

I'd get into Whirlwind (helicopters) if I were you Kit, been following them on E-bay and the Airfix ones sell for low-teens upwards, the Italeri ones for high-teens to low twenties  :angry:

I kicked off my eBay selling spasm with an Airfix Beach Buggy kit, starting at £.500. It went for £36.00!!!!!  :o

Is that retirement looking GOLDEN yet then Kit, lots of plastic nest-eggs hatching ? :lol:

It's looking hopeful, I currently have four pages worth of stuff on eBay and at least four bidding fights going on.  :thumbsup:

Who are you selling as? Might need to see what to avoid / join in!

My eBay ID is 'kit-small-wheels'. I'm waiting for the next 'free weekend' to post my next batch.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 20, 2014, 03:49:42 pm
Just bought a bundle of various Red Arrows decals through ebay. Someone posted the idea of a Harrier GR.1 as a Red Arrows solo aircraft, and I like that idea a lot....  ;D

Bright red should suit a Harrier well!

Someone on here did that a few years ago with a GR1 I think. It looked AWESOME!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on March 20, 2014, 06:13:17 pm
From ebay: set of decals from the Heller 1/288th Ariane IV.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on March 20, 2014, 08:09:43 pm
Today a box arrived containing two Tamiya (nee Italeri) Mig 29s, an Airfix DH88, an ICM soviet air to air missile set, a 20mm flak 38 and a soviet 37mm AA gun.  All 1/72 obviously.  Make of that what you will...
You're going to have an AA-9 armed Soviet DH88 shooting down two MiG-29 gunships?  ;)

Don't tempt me...

The Migs were soooooo cheap on HLJ I bought 2 planning to try to sell one for enough to cover the postage.  However, having opened the boxes all these 4 engined/x wing possibilities are swimming through my head.
The Comet is crying out for jet engines or would make for a really graceful seaplane.  Long distance Schneider Trophy contender?

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 21, 2014, 01:30:59 am
I can remember having this exact same conversation with my brother at an air show donkeys years ago....all the possibilities of using the Harrier. He came up with this fantastic idea of the team lined up in hover doing a Mexican wave. Love to see the Harrier in OLD Red Arrows scheme though.

That's the plan - all red with a rather simple livery, maybe a white cheatline on the flanks, but nothing more. Should match with the Gnats or the early Hawks, so that the GR.1 is in an appropriate time frame.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 21, 2014, 01:32:48 am
Just bought a bundle of various Red Arrows decals through ebay. Someone posted the idea of a Harrier GR.1 as a Red Arrows solo aircraft, and I like that idea a lot....  ;D

Bright red should suit a Harrier well!

Someone on here did that a few years ago with a GR1 I think. It looked AWESOME!  :thumbsup:

Yeah, I am not certain where I got the idea. I think I saw that one, and I remember having seen a CG graphic (but IIRC this was a Sea Harrier) of such an aircraft. It's pretty iconic, I think - HOW British could it potentially be?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on March 21, 2014, 11:31:16 am
HobbyBoss 1/72nd Rafale B. :party:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: martinbayer on March 21, 2014, 01:55:31 pm
My eBay ID is 'kit-small-wheels'.

Quite a way to mask your identity - people would naturally expect 'kit-long-wings'... ;)

Martin
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 22, 2014, 01:30:26 am
My eBay ID is 'kit-small-wheels'.

Quite a way to mask your identity - people would naturally expect 'kit-long-wings'... ;)

Hehehe, maybe so, but when I first signed up on eBay it was to get some parts for my Moulton bike collection, and they have small wheels.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on March 22, 2014, 02:36:56 am
From Kingkit

Academy F-8E Crusader
Hobbyboss TA-7C Two seat Corsair II
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Army of One on March 22, 2014, 02:44:54 am
Blimey....going through tbe two boxes of spares that I aquired I have found 8 wings for various late marque spits n seafires....there are 5 fuselages. ....I have also found a nearly complete FW190D/Ta152......there is a nearly complete P61.....there is also a fuselage n wings for a Thunderchief......a U2 fuselage......tons of weapons......loads of clear parts.....loads of various landing gears......and other odds n sods.....me an Max are having fun sorting through it......he is getting very interested in modelling which is a good sign.....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: seadude on March 22, 2014, 08:56:30 am
Just picked up the 2 x Moebius Models Original Battlestar Galactica kits I ordered, from the Post Office this morning, that I had mentioned in Post # 297 on Page 20 of this thread.
The level of detail on these kits is sweet!  :wub: Totally awesome job.  :thumbsup: The major downside is that I can't build a Battlestar with four flight pods like I was planning to. The way the flight pod support arms are molded/constructed and in numerous pieces makes my idea a no-go. :( I'm going to have to think of some new ideas to whif these Battlestars.
Maybe I'll start a new thread later showing pics of the sprues and instructions if I have time.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 22, 2014, 03:12:47 pm
Thanks to a tip off from the Evil Kit Finder General (aka Thorvic) I have now secured another Airkit Spitfire F22.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on March 22, 2014, 07:33:38 pm
Academy F-8E Crusader
Hobbyboss TA-7C Two seat Corsair II

FAA ? I have that TA-7C....pretty nice eh ? Lots of potential. And one of those aeroplanes ( like the Harrier T.2 ) that just looks so right as a two-seater !

 :cheers: :tornado: :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: van883 on March 23, 2014, 06:10:48 am
From Hinckley: 2 Hasegawa F-4S Phantoms , an Emhar FJ-4B 4 Pavla seats and a Fujimi TA-4, thanks to Trevor for spotting the Skyhawk.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on March 23, 2014, 08:20:31 am
paid a quick visiti to the Hinkley show this morning.

came away with the following
1/72nd
1 Matchbox Twin Otter
2 Airfix Hurricane I
1 Revell AH-1S
1 Artmodel Sukhoi SU-25UB.

1/144th
Revell E-3A.

1/2500th
Gizmotron models USS Excelsior.

all bar the Sukhoi and the Hurricane's were 2nd hand buys.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Green Dragon on March 23, 2014, 08:54:19 am
Got some kits over the last week.
 
1/144th Eastern Express Boeing 737-300
 
1/144th Eastern Express Boeing 737-400
 
1/144th Eastern Express Boeing 737-500
 
1/144th Eastern Express Ilyushin Il96-300
 
1/35th Alanger Russian Special Forces
 
1/48th Hobby Boss F3H-2M Demon
 
1/72nd Trumpeter JL-8/K-8 all from Creative
All the russian stuff was cheap, Il-96 £8.27, 737;s £9 each and the fig set was £1.75! They still have some 737's of all three versions in stock if anyone's interested.
 

From Kingdfisher Miniatures:- 2 S+M 1/144th Viscounts and variuos decal sheets in 48th and 76th scales (UN, plus British Army, Navy and Marines)
 

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Army of One on March 23, 2014, 09:04:44 am
What are the mouldings like on the infantry set please.....?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Green Dragon on March 23, 2014, 09:43:53 am
Figures are a bit soft in detail but usable, weapons need  some flash cleaned up. Remind me of early Tamiya.
One guy is kneeling with Dragunov sniper rifle, one has an RPK (I think) one has an AK-47 and the officer seems to have a Makarov pistol.
All magazine pouches are seperate parts but the bodies have depressions where the pouches fit.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on March 23, 2014, 11:02:43 am
From Hinckley....all 1/72nd

2 x Matchbox Skynight
Italeri Sherman III snaps together (2 in a box)
Italeri Tiger Tank snap together....2 in a box.
Armourfast PzIII G...2 in a box.
Zvezda British WW2 machine gun group.

Should the Tiger tank and Panzer IIIs be called Schnapps fit?? ;D ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 23, 2014, 03:49:28 pm
Won on ebay:
Gerald Elliott Boulton Paul Balliol

Vacform, but I only really want the fuselage.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Green Dragon on March 24, 2014, 10:05:57 am
Some ebay kits arrived today.
Airfix 1/144th A-300B (1st issue in Air France cols)
Frog 1/72nd Arado Ar234 (built a few of these in Revell boxes, never had a genuine Froggy one! Still has most of it's cellophane on it.)
Frog 1/72nd Hunter FGA9 (Got it mainly for the Swiss birdy nose decals!)

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 24, 2014, 02:54:02 pm
From Uncle Frank

Xtrakit Vampire FB5
Airfix Hurricane mk I (new tool 85 sqn boxing)

Toying with the latter in trainer colours, with a high demarcation for the yellow a la Tiger Moth.  Maybe another as a Royal Navy machine in a 1940 naval scheme, something akin to the Skuas but with that odd grey.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Army of One on March 24, 2014, 03:05:16 pm
Figures are a bit soft in detail but usable, weapons need  some flash cleaned up. Remind me of early Tamiya.
One guy is kneeling with Dragunov sniper rifle, one has an RPK (I think) one has an AK-47 and the officer seems to have a Makarov pistol.
All magazine pouches are seperate parts but the bodies have depressions where the pouches fit.

Paul Harrison


Not bad for the price then.......cheers.....H
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on March 24, 2014, 04:06:56 pm
Hasegawa 1/72nd F-35A Lightning II
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 24, 2014, 04:17:58 pm
Won on ebay:
Ventura Spitfire V/VIII decals.

Noticed I'm bidding on a second.  Not entirely sure why, although the sharkmouth could be handy.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on March 24, 2014, 06:56:44 pm
Hasegawa 1/72nd F-35A Lightning II


What's it like Geoff
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on March 25, 2014, 01:17:04 am
Hasegawa 1/72nd F-35A Lightning II


What's it like Geoff

Well its better than the Italeri kit as its engraved and has decals for the lighter shaded panels, but it doesn't have the Pylons and weapons bay of the other kits, leaving it some what clean. Its the usual shiny Hasegawa plastic with the panels lightly engraved to aid with the decal placement, but they look a little odd as its a shape in a clean area of plastic.
Compared with the Academic kit that fins and wings look about the same, the nose cone is less pointed and the fuselage appears to be a tad wider than the Academy kit but not as fat as the Italeri so we have in effect 3 different shaped F-35A's in 1/72 although you could get away with posing the Hasegawa with the Academy as they look similar until compared close up.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on March 25, 2014, 05:58:05 am
Hasegawa 1/72nd F-35A Lightning II


What's it like Geoff

Well its better than the Italeri kit as its engraved and has decals for the lighter shaded panels, but it doesn't have the Pylons and weapons bay of the other kits, leaving it some what clean. Its the usual shiny Hasegawa plastic with the panels lightly engraved to aid with the decal placement, but they look a little odd as its a shape in a clean area of plastic.
Compared with the Academic kit that fins and wings look about the same, the nose cone is less pointed and the fuselage appears to be a tad wider than the Academy kit but not as fat as the Italeri so we have in effect 3 different shaped F-35A's in 1/72 although you could get away with posing the Hasegawa with the Academy as they look similar until compared close up.

I'll have to get one, thanks.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on March 25, 2014, 10:03:22 am
Via Ebay.
Lone star models X/YB-52 conversion.

And before any one begs me to clone it for them. Forget it! this ones to be built.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Green Dragon on March 26, 2014, 07:28:46 am
Esci 1/48th OH-58 Kiowa off evil bay.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 26, 2014, 07:51:19 am
Not kits but 3 spray cans from the bespoke aerosol people  CJ Aerosols - Sky, EDSG & Med Sea Grey
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 27, 2014, 03:10:27 am
A cheap lot of Master Craft models, including a PZL 11, a PZL 24 and a PZL 37 Los bomber. Surely not highlights of the model kit industry, but good for mods. I already envisage the Los on floats...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 27, 2014, 03:21:49 am
from the hinckley show last sunday....

1/72 valom Brigand T4
1/72 fujimi seaknight helo [for just a £5 and with etch brass and aftermarket decals as well!!!!!]
1/72 matchbox Spitfire XVI/IX
1/72 italeri V-22 osprey

also some other aftermarket bits and bobs.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on March 27, 2014, 10:10:39 am
From ebay

1/72 scale Print Scale 72-029 McDonnel Douglas F-4 Phantom II in Viet Nam War

Just right for my Vietnam themed and Phantom themed builds. Two in one go, ideal!  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: pyro-manic on March 27, 2014, 11:12:39 am
From Chrisonord's stash clearance:

Revell Mig-31
Matchbox Douglas Skyknight

Both 1:72, of course. The Foxhound might well become a Fairey Delta IV or V. Think late '70s/early '80s Strike Eagle equivalent? Skyknight might get a photo recce conversion, or be a Genie-armed Canadian interceptor?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: lancer on March 27, 2014, 02:43:29 pm
A cheap lot of Master Craft models, including a PZL 11, a PZL 24 and a PZL 37 Los bomber. Surely not highlights of the model kit industry, but good for mods. I already envisage the Los on floats...  :rolleyes:

I've bult 2 of the mastercraft SU22's and I thought they were decent kits to build... The decals tended to split very easy though.

Is the Revell MiG 31 the IBM kit or the Eastern Express one? I've built the IVM version and it was 'challanging' in places...I've got the EE version in the stash. Got it a Telford one year with the EKFG's blessing....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on March 27, 2014, 03:46:43 pm
A cheap lot of Master Craft models, including a PZL 11, a PZL 24 and a PZL 37 Los bomber. Surely not highlights of the model kit industry, but good for mods. I already envisage the Los on floats...  :rolleyes:

I've bult 2 of the mastercraft SU22's and I thought they were decent kits to build... The decals tended to split very easy though.

Is the Revell MiG 31 the IBM kit or the Eastern Express one? I've built the IVM version and it was 'challanging' in places...I've got the EE version in the stash. Got it a Telford one year with the EKFG's blessing....

Yeap the newer boxing of the Mig-31 based on the ICM kit is alot nicer than the older version developed in the far east. The latter has some uses whiff wise but looks rather poor in comparison to the newer kit as Mig-31s go.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitbasher on March 27, 2014, 04:12:52 pm
The Zvezda 1/144 Hurricane that comes with the latest edition of SAMI.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitbasher on March 27, 2014, 04:14:02 pm
A cheap lot of Master Craft models, including a PZL 11, a PZL 24 and a PZL 37 Los bomber. Surely not highlights of the model kit industry, but good for mods. I already envisage the Los on floats...  :rolleyes:

They're decent kits actually - sound basis forgood models and a handy, cheap canvas upon which to practice modelling techniques.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on March 28, 2014, 12:21:06 am
of eBay the S&M Hawker P1121  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 28, 2014, 01:19:45 am
A cheap lot of Master Craft models, including a PZL 11, a PZL 24 and a PZL 37 Los bomber. Surely not highlights of the model kit industry, but good for mods. I already envisage the Los on floats...  :rolleyes:

They're decent kits actually - sound basis forgood models and a handy, cheap canvas upon which to practice modelling techniques.

They are. I built several KP kits in the 80ies and 90ies (including two or three PZL 37 bombers), and actually the newer KP Models and Master Craft re-releases have some improvements, e. g. better clear parts. Kits arrived today, and I'd call it a bargain for what I got and paid. You can make something from these kits, and that's modelling is IMHO about.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 28, 2014, 01:49:42 am
Two more additions: a 1:72 Valom XFV-1 "Salmon" (maybe in all dark blue as a simple USN service aircraft...?) via evilbay (was pretty cheap) and a Bandai "Cosmo Falcon Fighter" from Space Battleship Yamato 2199, directly from a store in Japan. Saw the box art and thought that this could eventually be turned into a contemporary 5th generation fighter with only minor mods - maybe with Red Stars...?  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 28, 2014, 07:54:43 am
The Zvezda 1/144 Hurricane that comes with the latest edition of SAMI.

Didn't get one with my subscription. Apparently they are only in some magazines at the newsagents. I shall be having a word with Gary Hatcher next time SAMI appear at a show. A bit poor me thinks
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 28, 2014, 10:17:49 am
Two more additions: a 1:72 Valom XFV-1 "Salmon" (maybe in all dark blue as a simple USN service aircraft...?)

That's a cracking kit, the best XFV-1 out there to my mind, but it doesn't have too much competition of course.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: pyro-manic on March 28, 2014, 11:05:01 am
From E2046, a resin kit of Shaian, the main mecha character from the 1988 OVA "Dragon's Heaven". Classic bit of weird Makoto Kobayashi design.

Here's a screenie of Shaian from the animation. The model will be a little different, but you get the idea.

(https://0-media-cdn.foolz.us/ffuuka/board/m/image/1293/06/1293069131012.png)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: scooter on March 28, 2014, 11:18:10 am
From E2046, a resin kit of Shaian, the main mecha character from the 1988 OVA "Dragon's Heaven". Classic bit of weird Makoto Kobayashi design.

Here's a screenie of Shaian from the animation. The model will be a little different, but you get the idea.

(https://0-media-cdn.foolz.us/ffuuka/board/m/image/1293/06/1293069131012.png)

Looks like some sort of weird Invid mech.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on March 28, 2014, 11:48:20 am
From E2046, a resin kit of Shaian, the main mecha character from the 1988 OVA "Dragon's Heaven". Classic bit of weird Makoto Kobayashi design.

Here's a screenie of Shaian from the animation. The model will be a little different, but you get the idea.

(https://0-media-cdn.foolz.us/ffuuka/board/m/image/1293/06/1293069131012.png)

Not familiar with the animation, but the style looks like a copy/homage to French artist Moebius (Jean Giraud).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: pyro-manic on March 28, 2014, 04:47:58 pm
There may have been a Moebius influence, certainly, though I'm not aware of Kobayashi discussing it (I know Hayao Miyazaki was quite vocal about the influence Moebius/Heavy Metal had on Nausicaa in particular). He's done a huge amount of mechanical design work (including some Gundam and the vanships in Last Exile), as well as building models. A lot of it has been compiled in the "Hyper Weapon" series of books which are really rather cool. Dragon's Heaven is available on Youtube, if you're interested. It's a very weird bit of animation - the style is quite unlike any other I've seen, and although it's quite a low budget it still works well. The story isn't anything special, but it's cool in it's own weird way.

There's an overview of some of MK's stuff here: http://aswars.tripod.com/index.html
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on March 29, 2014, 01:04:17 am
From E-Bay a Hasagawa 1/72 B-47E
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on March 29, 2014, 05:22:52 am
Off E-Bay a Hobbyboss A-7E Corsair II as i liked the look of the two seater i got, will be whiffed
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on March 29, 2014, 02:28:38 pm
From SAM Publications via W.H. Smith

1 x 1/144 Zvezda Hawker Hurricane.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on March 29, 2014, 02:42:09 pm
Stopped at Ed's Hobbies today and snagged a pair of Ftoys- a 500 scale ANA YS11, and a 144 scale Japanese fire Servic AS365. I love toys !
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: aerofan on March 29, 2014, 02:49:24 pm
Stopped at Ed's Hobbies today and snagged a pair of Ftoys- a 500 scale ANA YS11, and a 144 scale Japanese fire Servic AS365. I love toys !

Didn't know Ed the sock owns a hobbyshop?  :lol:. Do remember that green haired, cigar smoking grey sock?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on March 29, 2014, 07:12:49 pm
A pair of Airfix Yak 9ds in one box from Evil-Bay.  These will eventually become the  ducted fan twinned aircraft I dreamed about.  Being classic old Airfix they have rivets the size of plates.  I may highlight them with silver paint when I build it.  Just cause...

...and a Bandai "Cosmo Falcon Fighter" from Space Battleship Yamato 2199, directly from a store in Japan. Saw the box art and thought that this could eventually be turned into a contemporary 5th generation fighter with only minor mods - maybe with Red Stars...?  ;D

I've had my eye on them for a while.  They look great.  I'm working on a box stock 1/1000 Yamato ATM.  Bandai make good kits.  How many colours are these moulded in?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on March 29, 2014, 07:15:35 pm
Stopped at Ed's Hobbies today and snagged a pair of Ftoys- a 500 scale ANA YS11, and a 144 scale Japanese fire Servic AS365. I love toys !

Didn't know Ed the sock owns a hobbyshop?  :lol:. Do remember that green haired, cigar smoking grey sock?

Didn't watch him much.....he was too cheesy ;-)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on March 30, 2014, 04:03:56 am
There may have been a Moebius influence, certainly, though I'm not aware of Kobayashi discussing it (I know Hayao Miyazaki was quite vocal about the influence Moebius/Heavy Metal had on Nausicaa in particular). He's done a huge amount of mechanical design work (including some Gundam and the vanships in Last Exile), as well as building models. A lot of it has been compiled in the "Hyper Weapon" series of books which are really rather cool. Dragon's Heaven is available on Youtube, if you're interested. It's a very weird bit of animation - the style is quite unlike any other I've seen, and although it's quite a low budget it still works well. The story isn't anything special, but it's cool in it's own weird way.

There's an overview of some of MK's stuff here: http://aswars.tripod.com/index.html

Watched a bit of Dragon's Heaven. Definite Moebius influence: drawing style, colours, fashions, creatures, backgrounds, the works. It's like an animated Arzach or Airtight Garage with giant robots thrown in. Mind you, nothing wrong with that: it's well done, and it's nice to see Moebius's stuff moving... :thumbsup:


Doco on the man: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNas99oEXBU
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on March 30, 2014, 08:22:30 am
just got back from a rummage sale, bought 2 new kits.  :thumbsup:

-Hasegawa 1/72 F11F-1 Tiger
-Hasegawa 1/72 OA-4M Skyhawk
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nick on March 30, 2014, 01:18:34 pm
The Zvezda 1/144 Hurricane that comes with the latest edition of SAMI.

Tiny isn't it?  ;D
Ten parts and one is the clear canopy...

SAMI was a nice little read too, I very rarely buy magazines.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on March 30, 2014, 02:25:41 pm
1/72 Airfix AC-130H gunship
1/72 spare or repair C-130 H. (No glazing in the cockpit).
Might go for a stretch version and use the wings on a C-160, using spare parts on the LEC-130V Mad Hatter.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: deathjester on March 30, 2014, 03:30:30 pm
E555 from Chrisonord, Mig 21 from Kit, and what looks like a nice little CVR(W) Fox from eBay!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 31, 2014, 09:53:36 am
Was at the Euromodelexpo in Heiden (Germany) and came home with two AZ Models Kikkas (one single seater, one two-seater - the leftover single seat fuselage of the latter already makes my head spin with bashing ideas...), a Special Hobby "Falklands Special Ed.) Pucará and a "Cuban Air Force Spec. Ed." Hawker Tempest (had one on the list, anyway, but was pleased by the fact that I now get the right decals OOB) and a Valom N.A. FJ-1 Fury.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on March 31, 2014, 11:39:35 am
From ebay

1 x 1/72 Trumpeter Xian FBC-1 Flying Leopard           Looks like a Jaguar but doesn't look like a Jaguar  :blink:

1 x 1/72 12 SQUARED F4X(S) - HIAC conversion set       Been after one of these for ages and thanks to Thorvic I now have one.  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on March 31, 2014, 07:02:47 pm
1/72 Dart-stang from Red Roo models.  Box contains an Academy P51-D and a resin conversion kit to build the Dart powered mustang that never quite got to fly.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 01, 2014, 01:03:41 am
The bits may fit the newish Airfix kit - there's something not quite right with the Academy one.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on April 01, 2014, 02:37:34 am
The dihedral is wrong, but the conversion fixes that.
Not too much is actually used...
(https://www.redroomodels.com/images/products/main/IMGDS%20Right.jpg)
...meaning a spare fuselage etc for whiffery.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on April 01, 2014, 11:36:09 am
arrived today from ebay

1 x 1/72 ANiGRAND XF-108 To be an F-108 in My century series themed build

1 x 1/72 ANiGRAND I.A.I. Lavi Not fully decided what to do with this one, I might put it in Chinese markings to make it look like a J-10 for a change rather than an in service Israeli aircraft which is still an option probably with a spine like the late F-16 two seater's.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on April 01, 2014, 12:31:12 pm
So you out bid me on eBAY.
Never mind, I think that I might have bagged a bargain. On the box it's a Tu-154 Playfix scale 1/100. Inside the box it's the IL-62 (VC 10 lookalike).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 01, 2014, 01:39:56 pm
Someone doing an IL 62 in 144th - Zvezda?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on April 01, 2014, 01:50:54 pm
So you out bid me on eBAY.
Never mind, I think that I might have bagged a bargain. On the box it's a Tu-154 Playfix scale 1/100. Inside the box it's the IL-62 (VC 10 lookalike).

You have a good chance of my not bidding on the next one then McColm

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 01, 2014, 04:33:03 pm
Someone doing an IL 62 in 144th - Zvezda?

They are indeed Lee, and not before time either.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 01, 2014, 08:21:50 pm
Russian air force tanker markings and current camo?

Or really screw with people's heads and have it in BA 1970s/80s colours...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 02, 2014, 08:30:36 am
Russian air force tanker markings and current camo?

Or really screw with people's heads and have it in BA 1970s/80s colours...

And then do a matching VC10 in an Aeroflot scheme?  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on April 02, 2014, 08:42:48 am
Russian air force tanker markings and current camo?

Or really screw with people's heads and have it in BA 1970s/80s colours...

And then do a matching VC10 in an Aeroflot scheme?  ;D
And kit now has a new project to play with LOL
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on April 02, 2014, 10:32:31 am
1/72 Su-47
And mini razor saw with three blades
The two Revell Br1150 Atlantiques after paying ParcleForce an additional £17.50 international package fee.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on April 02, 2014, 11:48:44 am
From ebay

1 x 1/35 Trumpeter E-100      I like this version better than the older Dragon kit as the turret looks more production that the Dragon one does.

Not so keen on the vinyl tracks though  :-\

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 02, 2014, 12:51:57 pm
Russian air force tanker markings and current camo?

Or really screw with people's heads and have it in BA 1970s/80s colours...

And then do a matching VC10 in an Aeroflot scheme?  ;D
And kit now has a new project to play with LOL

As if I needed one............. <sigh>
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: lancer on April 02, 2014, 01:59:37 pm
Quote
Or really screw with people's heads and have it in BA 1970s/80s colours...

And then do a matching VC10 in an Aeroflot scheme?

This is a brilliant idea and one very similar I've got with the CIM TU144 and Concorde. Side by side but the 144 in BA markings and vice versa... Got the Concorde but not the TU144..yet!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on April 02, 2014, 02:39:47 pm
I think I was going to give the 1/144 Concorde Pan Am colours from another Revell 1/200 Boeing SST. And giving the fixed wing BA decals. The swing-wing model was to be turned into a bomber.
I'll add it to the "to do list".
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on April 03, 2014, 09:20:44 am
Airfix 72nd scale A-4
2 tins of Humbrol ( 123 and 164 )
Bottle of Alclad II Aqua Gloss Clear- to help all those lovely Harrier stencils stick !

 :tornado:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on April 03, 2014, 10:04:50 am
1/72 AMT YB-49 and Italerie XB-70 and V-22 Osprey all from E-Bay
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on April 03, 2014, 10:57:00 am
From ebay

1 x Trumpeter 1/35 E-10 looks interesting and this boxing had both vinyl and separate track links

1 x Trumpeter 1/35 E-50 This means that including what I already had in my stash, I now have all the mineral supplements!

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: albeback on April 03, 2014, 11:56:34 am
Picked up for the princely sum of £4 at a car boot sale (of all places!) - a pair of Heller Mirage IV kits, one in 1/72 & one on 1/48. No boxes,instructions or decals but, what the hell!!

Allan
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mr.Creak on April 03, 2014, 12:00:08 pm
Picked up for the princely sum of £4 at a car boot sale (of all places!) - a pair of Heller Mirage IV kits, one in 1/72 & one on 1/48. No boxes,instructions or decals but, what the hell!!
Allan
I've got the 72 scale one kicking about somewhere. If you want I can scan the instructions for you.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on April 03, 2014, 01:54:55 pm
Picked up for the princely sum of £4 at a car boot sale (of all places!) - a pair of Heller Mirage IV kits, one in 1/72 & one on 1/48. No boxes,instructions or decals but, what the hell!!
Allan
I've got the 72 scale one kicking about somewhere. If you want I can scan the instructions for you.

 I have just checked that both the 1/72 Mirage IV kits I have both contain the instructions so I can send you one of them if you wish.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 03, 2014, 04:16:01 pm
Won on ebay:

Aston Martin GT Sport

It's this kit:
http://www.theworks.co.uk/p/lego-construction-toys/aston-martin-gt-sports-coupe---starter-clip-kit/5015934982167?CAWELAID=720011340000031202&CAGPSPN=pla&gclid=CIalvOy4xb0CFYMSwwodHHUAkw

Looks basic but I reckon it'll look okay when it's done.  Not sure of the scale - 32nd? 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 03, 2014, 04:32:56 pm
Yes Lee, that Aston is 1/32, ideal slot racing scale.  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 03, 2014, 05:03:12 pm
Got to be better than the Airfix DBRR as it looks to be kerbside rather than a racer. 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on April 04, 2014, 12:02:38 am
Off eBay

Anigrand 1/72 Super Crusader (actually from my mate Duncan  :blink: )
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 04, 2014, 07:02:57 am
Off eBay

Anigrand 1/72 Super Crusader (actually from my mate Duncan  :blink: )

I've one of those sitting 3/4 completed on the "in progress" shelf.

How is the man by the way ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on April 04, 2014, 07:41:24 am
Hobby Boss 1/72 Hawker Sea Hawk Mk.100/101 from The Real Model Shop in Hull

I'll probably do a land based version, as per these profiles I did some years back:
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,19753.0/highlight,hawker%20hawk.html
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on April 04, 2014, 09:52:10 am
Arrived today, Lonewulf Sidetrack Harrier conversion plus two extra pairs of wingtip pods for a couple of other projects I have in mind.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Green Dragon on April 04, 2014, 03:00:42 pm
Got a second Airfix 1/144th A-300B-2 Air France original issue last week.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: pyro-manic on April 04, 2014, 04:37:13 pm
Today, from the LHS:

Zvezda 1:100 BTR-80 APC.

This will form part of the diorama for my Za Rodinu! GB build, which I hope to make some progress on over the Easter holidays. Nice and simple (it's meant for wargames), it should go together quickly and easily.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on April 05, 2014, 01:22:06 pm
Today from ebay

1 x Amusing Hobby LOWE Panzerkampfwagen VII        Interesting looking beast, looking forward to building it some time

1 x Airfix 1/72 F-4 Phantom       One of the few kits that I have bought simply for parts. The radome will be donated to a greater cause

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: seadude on April 05, 2014, 05:06:50 pm
Ordered, and waiting to arrive at the Post Office next week:
1/48 scale Hobby Boss YF-23 ATF Prototype stealth fighter
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Ed S on April 05, 2014, 06:24:09 pm
Picked up a couple things at the Anniston show today.

2x KP Mig-21 MF. One RW and one WHIFF
Airfix Mig 21 (early) to be determined
Frog Wyvern. Looking for a good WHIFF idea for this on.

Ed
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on April 06, 2014, 01:04:28 am
Parcel waiting on my doorstep, one RarePlane 1/72 Boeing KC-97G/L with metal parts and two clear cockpit transparencies.
Although the two fuselage halves have solid noses which will ease the process of converting it into a flying plane.The white metal undercarriage, propellers and radial cover will be used on my other C-97 builds. The auxiliary jet pods and pod fuel tanks, internal details used elsewhere including the flying boom.
The new shoulder wing will come from an Acadamey kit, cut and slotted into place. Sponsors off the Italeri MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter kit will cover the mounts for the lower wing. Will try this idea out on the stretched P-97 MR first.
I can use the Vulcan wings on the Airfix B-29 (again!)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on April 06, 2014, 03:15:51 am
From Hannants an Xtrakit Vampire and some resin bang seats  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 06, 2014, 03:50:54 am
Read the controversy this kit is causing on Britmodeller.  Looks nice but it's apparently well out in terms of accuracy.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on April 06, 2014, 10:50:42 am
from cosford
a 1:48 revel / monogram A10, ( engines for my Learjet)
a 1:48 hasa weapons kit ( b I thinks its the one with the Phoenixes in)
a 1:35 meng Tortoise
a 1:48 revell typhoon
and a tiger models 1:48 F5
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on April 06, 2014, 11:31:37 am
Just two from Cosford today. Both Italeri and both transfers to my stash From Howard of Effingham.

Lockheed HC-130J.
McDD RF-4E.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on April 06, 2014, 11:45:15 am
1/24 Tamiya Jaguar MKII Saloon 24151 high detail & carpet.
Going to source an e-type roadster and see if I can swap the models over one convertible and the other a two door sedan.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on April 06, 2014, 01:36:48 pm
Limited spend at Cosford today: very little that I actually need, so these were dirt-cheap "targets of opportunity":

1 x 1/72nd Hasegawa F9F-8 Cougar : hard enough to get that it was worth snapping up another one since the price was right

1 x 1/72nd VEB Plasticart Su-7 : another fuselage donor for another EE Thunderbolt (single-engined Lightning)

2 x 1/72nd Hasegawa F-105Ds, bagged with one set of decals and one snapped fuselage between them : dirt cheap bits-for-the-bits-box.

1 x Nice little book about RN post-war destroyers.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on April 06, 2014, 01:53:14 pm
From Cosford....

1/35th Trumpeter Centauro armoured car with a very big gun. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on April 07, 2014, 10:23:12 am
1/72 Contrails Lockheed P-3 radome (the one above the rear fuselage).  Very nicely cast and quick service.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on April 07, 2014, 11:18:23 am
1/72 Contrails Lockheed P-3 radome (the one above the rear fuselage).  Very nicely cast and quick service.

Now have they done the correct legs ot just cloned a Hawkeye kit ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on April 07, 2014, 11:33:33 am
2 x Eastern Express 1/72 Mig-29UB Fulcrums
Airfix 1/72 SAAB Viggen
1/72 Tiger Hobbies Spitfire float plane conversion
UStar Sander and 30 polishing heads
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on April 07, 2014, 12:31:29 pm
1/72 Contrails Lockheed P-3 radome (the one above the rear fuselage).  Very nicely cast and quick service.

Now have they done the correct legs ot just cloned a Hawkeye kit ?

I would say they're the correct ones Geoff, it doesn't look anything like the pylon from the Hawkeye (got one so I've compared them).  The only thing I see I would have to do, is to angle the legs forward & backwards a bit because they just go straight down at the moment.  I think I'll use it on one of my 1/72 Vickers Vanguard kits.  I can always get another for a RW build later. Only US$20 including postage (that's for the States & Canada though)

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Misc%20Photos/P-3Radome_zps77fd76b6.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/Misc%20Photos/P-3Radome_zps77fd76b6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 07, 2014, 01:16:44 pm
The Aston I mentioned up thread has arrived.  Very basic but buildable.  Think the scale is closer to 30th rather than 72nd as having compared it to the Airfix Jaguar XKR GT, it looks a shade bigger.

Clips together nicely o should be a decent build.  At the end of the day though, it's an Aston. 

1 x 1/72nd VEB Plasticart Su-7 : another fuselage donor for another EE Thunderbolt (single-engined Lightning)

PM me with your address.  I've a mould for the F3 belly tank which should look good.  I'd also use the wings from the new Airfix Lightning* for a later aircraft.  Wingtip Red Tops were mooted for Lightning and the drawings for the EE P.8 certainly had wingtip missiles and the F6 wing.

*The rest doesn't have to be wasted.  A cheap Airfix TSR2 can donate it's wing so you can do the projected delta wing Lightning.  And the TSR2?  F14 wings mean  you can do the proposed VG TSR2.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on April 07, 2014, 02:06:31 pm
1 x 1/72nd VEB Plasticart Su-7 : another fuselage donor for another EE Thunderbolt (single-engined Lightning)

PM me with your address.  I've a mould for the F3 belly tank which should look good.  I'd also use the wings from the new Airfix Lightning* for a later aircraft.  Wingtip Red Tops were mooted for Lightning and the drawings for the EE P.8 certainly had wingtip missiles and the F6 wing.


Cheers for the offer Lee, but I've already done a prototype P.7D with a small tank (half a Phantom centreline tank) here: http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,34972.15.html . The next Thunderbolt will be an operational version seving in Vietnam, so if anything, an F.6 belly tank with it's guns would be more appropriate. If I go down that route, I've already got the tank donors, because the wings for these come from the Revellofrog F.6. I know they're not as nice as the new Airfix ones, but actually, their heavy, raised detail matches the Plasticart Su-7 fuselage very well, so the two look as though they're meant to be together.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 08, 2014, 03:02:39 am
from the cosford show last sunday....

1/72 heller B-707
1/72 italeri B-66 destroyer [which took some finding and was only £10]

also a 1/72 resin conversion kit for the jaguar ACT and a freightdog upgrade set for the dornier do-335.

surprise of the day was paying just £5 for a box of 'odds and ends'. when i got this box home for a proper sort out
there were within UMPTEEN pairs of neomega resin ejector seats, two aeroclub canberra PR3/PR7 conversions,
two airmodel lightning T4/T5 conversions, quite a bit of other canberra aftermarket bits and some TSR2 resin and
etched brass sets as well.

it was a good day out!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on April 08, 2014, 03:20:32 am
Howard : you were fairly pleased with that at the show  :thumbsup: sounds like it was even more of a treasure trove that you thought.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 08, 2014, 04:48:22 am
Having boggled at Howard's 'Lucky Dip' box of stuff at the show I can attest to the wonderments contained therein. Why doesn't that ever happen to ME though?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on April 08, 2014, 05:10:49 am
Having boggled at Howard's 'Lucky Dip' box of stuff at the show I can attest to the wonderments contained therein. Why doesn't that ever happen to ME though?

Because like me all you can see are the bits of rubbish and not the nuggets of gold  :banghead:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 09, 2014, 12:01:34 am
Just shot a 1:72 Revell Do 228-200 as a Bundesmarine patrol aircraft on ev!lbay.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: chiglet on April 10, 2014, 10:09:48 am
Three Hasegawa kits[RF101,F106 and a F20] for a fiver each, and a Belvedere for £7.50. Bargain  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on April 10, 2014, 12:16:15 pm
one  1:48 brengun AGN 109 Tomahwk   to be assembled as a recovery target for wargaming, and for standing in mad Genius's war rooms as a executive toy
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on April 10, 2014, 02:25:16 pm
1/72 Canadian decals for a C-130.
Might build an Avro Shackleton or BAe Nimrod using these decals.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on April 11, 2014, 03:11:42 am
just got back from Brugges with 3 new additions to the stash  :mellow:

Revell 1/72 Focke-Wulf Ta152
Airfix 1/72 Tiger Moth (new mould, RAF markings)
Italeri 1/72 Fiat Cr.32
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on April 11, 2014, 03:35:39 am
just got back from Brugges with 3 new additions to the stash  :mellow:

Revell 1/72 Focke-Wulf Ta152
Airfix 1/72 Tiger Moth (new mould, RAF markings)
Italeri 1/72 Fiat Cr.32

Does the Tiger Moth have crew members?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: JayBee on April 11, 2014, 04:06:10 am
just got back from Brugges with 3 new additions to the stash  :mellow:

Revell 1/72 Focke-Wulf Ta152
Airfix 1/72 Tiger Moth (new mould, RAF markings)
Italeri 1/72 Fiat Cr.32

Does the Tiger Moth have crew members?


Yes, but the rear-seater has truncated legs.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Rheged on April 11, 2014, 07:04:03 am
just got back from Brugges with 3 new additions to the stash  :mellow:

Revell 1/72 Focke-Wulf Ta152
Airfix 1/72 Tiger Moth (new mould, RAF markings)
Italeri 1/72 Fiat Cr.32

Does the Tiger Moth have crew members?


Yes, but the rear-seater has truncated legs.

Squadron Leader Bader, I presume?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 11, 2014, 07:10:29 am
Italeri 1/72 Fiat Cr.32

Belgian AF before the 42's came into service ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on April 11, 2014, 07:48:19 am
Italeri 1/72 Fiat Cr.32

Belgian AF before the 42's came into service ?
hmmmm? good idea, nice thinking  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on April 11, 2014, 09:07:42 am
via Ebay, one Hasegawa LM F-35A.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 12, 2014, 12:51:29 pm
Few purchases from Sword and Lance this morning at Darlington:

Hasegawa Focke Wulf Ta 154 dayfighter (inc Eduard and Airwaves brass sets and canopy masks) (captured RAF one)
Heller Arado Ar 196A (to get spats and arrestor hook - again, captured RAF)
AZ Me Bf 109G (liked the non-Luftwaffe options although the Slovak uprising one gave me the idea to build it as a post war Czech example of a G-6/U2 with the tall tail.)
Academy Spitfire 14 with SAMI/Paul Lucas Spitfire F21 conversion (it was already assembled and there were some other spares with it)
Pavla Blackburn Skua (again, part started but only paid £2 for it.  Probable parts donor for a Frog one)
Misc 72nd civilian figures
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nick on April 14, 2014, 02:27:40 am
At the REME Museum yesterday I picked up a part-built Airfix Gnat for the grand sum of.... £1.  :bow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 14, 2014, 02:55:12 am
i missed listing this one from the cosford show....  :rolleyes:

1/72 special hobby douglas D-558-1 skystreak

it comes with some odd looking wing-tip drop tanks that caught PR19_Kit's eye but i think will do nicely for
drone control pods for use elsewhere.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on April 14, 2014, 05:06:00 am
Thanks JayBee.

Went to the New South Wales NNL Titles at the weekend and picked up an MPM FW 189 A1 (boxed as "Condor") for $7:50 and an MPM bomber nose Me 262 Mistel for $15 (both 1/72).  Spent the drive home regretting not also grabbing the Ar 234 and CF 100 he had on the table.
I also won in the kit raffle a 1/20 drag racing snowmobile which just oozes whifftential.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on April 15, 2014, 02:33:44 am
2 new additions this morning:

Revell 1/72 RAH-66 Commanche
Zvezda 1/144 Mi-24 Hind
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on April 15, 2014, 08:57:56 am
Playfix British Airways Trident
Airfix LTV 4 Buffalo and jeep.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on April 15, 2014, 09:51:57 am
From Cheshire Models in Macclesfield, Italeri 1/72nd B-57G.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on April 15, 2014, 11:30:59 am
from Statuesque miniatures  ( all 28mm)  a Lilly Poots,  phantom ace, pulp girl,  TV camara man and news reporter, and 2 mei-lyn mayfair 2.0s and 3 packs of bots, lovely figs,  the look on the 1sta face as she holds the lamp she has is wonderfully  pensive, ( and this is on a small 28mm wargames fig)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on April 16, 2014, 11:34:40 am
1/72 Avro Lancastrian transport conversion set
oo/ho clockwork train set and track (ex childrens toy set, needs painting).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Green Dragon on April 16, 2014, 09:06:13 pm
Got a Hasegawa 1/48th Mitsubishi F-1 from the HLJ sale on Monday.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 17, 2014, 12:16:29 am
An early 1:72 Heller SEPECAT Jaguar (because it has two cockpits... ;)), an Amodel I-15 on Skis and some vintage decals.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on April 17, 2014, 11:11:52 am
From my LHS-they're moving soon so it was 'tax free day'

North American P-51D Mustang
Gloster J-8A/ Gladiator Mk.II

I think the skis would look good on an RCAF Aluetion Island Hurricne no ?

Love Love Love Airfix !
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on April 17, 2014, 11:24:19 am
From the big H....all 1/35th....

2 x Trumpeter EE-T2 Osorio

The rest are all  Tamiya 1/35th:

Panzer IV Ausf.D
Leopard T-62
Leopard A4
2 x M41 Walker Bulldog
2 x M3 Grant

Most will appear in German markings of one sort or another. :tank: :tank:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on April 17, 2014, 11:57:53 am
From ebay 2 x 1/72 Airfix S-3A Vikings -not sure why I bought 2 :banghead: but hey ho ;D One will be RN and the other as yet unknown, although Kriegs Marine is tempting
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitbasher on April 18, 2014, 02:15:23 am
Heller Arado Ar 196A (to get spats and arrestor hook - again, captured RAF)

Spats?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 18, 2014, 06:21:23 am
Got some spare ones somewhere from a Stuka.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 18, 2014, 07:39:12 am
Heller Arado Ar 196A (to get spats and arrestor hook - again, captured RAF)


Ah I want one for the floats, which will get attached to a Karas as part of my Austro-Hungarian Empire builds. Karas will lose it's gondola and gain a torpedo. The gondola already has a home to go to and the floatless Arado will get the Kara's spats and wheels and become a Austro-Hungarian dive bomber
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on April 18, 2014, 10:54:57 am
Revell 1/144 Lockheed C-121 Constellation  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 18, 2014, 02:51:48 pm
Ah I want one for the floats, which will get attached to a Karas as part of my Austro-Hungarian Empire builds. Karas will lose it's gondola and gain a torpedo. The gondola already has a home to go to and the floatless Arado will get the Kara's spats and wheels and become a Austro-Hungarian dive bomber

You're welcome to the floats.  I have zero use for them.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 19, 2014, 05:26:55 am
Ah I want one for the floats, which will get attached to a Karas as part of my Austro-Hungarian Empire builds. Karas will lose it's gondola and gain a torpedo. The gondola already has a home to go to and the floatless Arado will get the Kara's spats and wheels and become a Austro-Hungarian dive bomber

You're welcome to the floats.  I have zero use for them.

Thanks for the offer Lee but I have plans for the rest of the Arado as well
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 22, 2014, 02:06:40 am
From ebay 2 x 1/72 Airfix S-3A Vikings -not sure why I bought 2 :banghead: but hey ho ;D One will be RN and the other as yet unknown, although Kriegs Marine is tempting

kriegsmarine, [well perhaps bundesmarine would be better] is a good idea as i am sure that the S-3 was pitched
to the germans in the mid 1970's, but they went for the atlantique instead.

added to my stash on saturday though......

1/72 zvezda SS-25 Topol mobile ICBM
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: lancer on April 22, 2014, 01:48:51 pm
Quote
1/72 zvezda SS-25 Topol mobile ICBM

You lucky sod Trevor, what's it like? I've had one on my 'To Buy' list since I first saw them in last years (2013) catalogue.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 23, 2014, 11:41:26 am
Just shot another vintage VEB Plasticart 1:100 Tu-20/95 bomber on ev!lbay for EUR 2,50,-. Those contraprops are just great - literally and for whiffing purposes...  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on April 24, 2014, 01:40:54 am
Airfix 1/76 WWI Male Tank.  It seems I'm on a mission to pick up every injection boxing of WWI tanks available!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on April 24, 2014, 03:43:50 am
Airfix 1/76 WWI Male Tank.  It seems I'm on a mission to pick up every injection boxing of WWI tanks available!

In 1/72-1/76 scale I assume aa Tamiya and Takom have announced new 1/35 scale MKIV tanks kits in the last week or so !

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 24, 2014, 05:08:10 am
Quote
1/72 zvezda SS-25 Topol mobile ICBM

You lucky sod Trevor, what's it like? I've had one on my 'To Buy' list since I first saw them in last years (2013) catalogue.

iirc, 300+ parts in olive green plastic and 'rubber' tyres. it looks pretty good and is to me 100% wiff fodder.

i haven't started it yet as there are some bits in need for wiffing it from another kit.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on April 24, 2014, 05:13:47 am
Airfix 1/76 WWI Male Tank.  It seems I'm on a mission to pick up every injection boxing of WWI tanks available!

In 1/72-1/76 scale I assume aa Tamiya and Takom have announced new 1/35 scale MKIV tanks kits in the last week or so !

Yep, braille scale.  1/35 is a bit big for me, but I'm looing forward to see what Tamiya do with the Mk.IV. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on April 24, 2014, 06:47:03 am
Quote
1/72 zvezda SS-25 Topol mobile ICBM

You lucky sod Trevor, what's it like? I've had one on my 'To Buy' list since I first saw them in last years (2013) catalogue.

There's one in a local model shop if you want me to get it for you: £30 IIRC.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Bungle on April 24, 2014, 09:05:30 am
Easter holidays mean too much time spent in front of the computer while waiting for paint to dry. Problem is it meant an emptying of the wallet as well !

So all from Ebay in different auctions....

Revell FJ-4B Fury  (did the Emhar original as Swiss Navy, this one likely to be some other land locked Navy, maybe a floatplane  :unsure:)
Revell Eurofighter Typhoon Two Seater (Don't like modern aircraft so likely to be bashed for spares / organ donor)
MPM Grumman F3F-1  (Real world probably)
Novo DH Hornet  (impulse buy - dirt cheap and those props will probably be seen elsewhere)
MATCHBOX BAe HAWK 200  (definite Whiff)
A smelly three kit bundle :
Marivox Saab 17 (This is the one I wanted may become Japanese )
Heller Saab 21  (probably be re-sold though the decals are shot but I done a few of these so I may have another set of decals)
KP Skoda D.1 (First thought was  :angry: but now another Japanese pre-war fighter  :rolleyes:)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: lancer on April 24, 2014, 02:07:44 pm
Quote
1/72 zvezda SS-25 Topol mobile ICBM

You lucky sod Trevor, what's it like? I've had one on my 'To Buy' list since I first saw them in last years (2013) catalogue.

There's one in a local model shop if you want me to get it for you: £30 IIRC.

Thanks for the offer Harold, but until I've got my cash flow problems sorted out, I've no money to spare.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Green Dragon on April 24, 2014, 02:48:14 pm
From HLJ.
Hasegawa 1/72nd Mitsubishi F-1 sea camo combo
Hasegawa Me262 With W.Gr.21

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Aircav on April 24, 2014, 03:16:42 pm
Quote
1/72 zvezda SS-25 Topol mobile ICBM

You lucky sod Trevor, what's it like? I've had one on my 'To Buy' list since I first saw them in last years (2013) catalogue.

iirc, 300+ parts in olive green plastic and 'rubber' tyres. it looks pretty good and is to me 100% wiff fodder.

i haven't started it yet as there are some bits in need for wiffing it from another kit.

Its a great kit.   ;) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 25, 2014, 02:07:33 am
yesterday.....

1/72 airfix TSR2 [the boxing with both stratos4 missiles] 

and it looks like my cunning plan for the missiles might just work too!!!  :wacko: ;D ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on April 25, 2014, 04:16:06 am
Off eBay another Hasegawa Tornado F-3 Op Telic kit, going to be whiffed when I get round to it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on April 25, 2014, 06:27:21 am
...Revell FJ-4B Fury  (did the Emhar original as Swiss Navy, this one likely to be some other land locked Navy...

Chad?

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on April 25, 2014, 06:55:33 am
...Revell FJ-4B Fury  (did the Emhar original as Swiss Navy, this one likely to be some other land locked Navy...

Chad?


No -- Manitoba    ;D   :wacko:   :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on April 25, 2014, 09:09:38 am
From ebay an Italeri 1/72 B-66 with extras for the EB-66 [which came as a surprise when I opened the box - note to self: pay more attention to the description] and from Knightflyer, one of his surplus Shackletons :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Knightflyer on April 25, 2014, 09:44:47 am
Well a bit of an ebay splurge over the last three days (and this month as in every month.....it'll be the last splurge!  :-\ )

Airfix 1/48 HS Buccaneer
Hasagawa 1/72 Locheed Neptune
Italeri 1/72 Sikorsky HO4S-3 (Whirlwind)
Airfix 1/72 Jet Provost
Lincoln 1/43 (!) Folland Gnat F.1
Lincoln 1/? DH Venom
Aoshima 1/72 Brewster Buffalo
S & M Models 1/144 Vickers Viscount
Eduard PROFIPACK 1/72 Spitfire Mk XXI

plus I've a parcel from Freightdog waiting at the post office .... and I can't actually remember what's in it!  :o :-\
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on April 25, 2014, 10:35:20 am
from northstar  2 official and 1 unofficial  In Her Majesty's name  sets, the Price of Wales extraordinary company, the steam walker, and Tarzan, Jane and friends.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on April 25, 2014, 10:41:46 am
1/24 1970 Dodge Charger
Thinking along the lines of the TV series NCIS. Gibbs 1971 Dodge Charger RT Hemi.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on April 25, 2014, 01:45:53 pm
From Dean's in Owosso, MI

Minicraft 144th scale E-3 Sentry AWACS
Glencoe Models 1/126th Convair 880

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 26, 2014, 01:59:15 am
1/24 1970 Dodge Charger
Thinking along the lines of the TV series NCIS. Gibbs 1971 Dodge Charger RT Hemi.

I like the sound of that.  :thumbsup:

I saw a black Charger in Bristol last week and found myself looking to see if Gibbs or DeNozo was driving........  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on April 26, 2014, 04:32:56 am
That's a nice kit McColm - from the period when AMT were making an effort.
Same era as the '66 Olds. '41 Ford, Prowler, '70 Duster and '60 Chevy ute.

I'm developing a dislike of Hobby Link Japan and their Private Wherehouse.  Just when I think i've got things under control they tempt me with another kit reduced to 700 yen and before I know it i've clicked buy and my shelf is filling up again.
Currently have 1/72 Tamiya Skyray and Mi-24 (so I can do my variation of that cuban camo) and another 1/24 Cyber Formula car awaiting a click of the "deliver" button.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: scooter on April 26, 2014, 09:39:57 am
Currently have 1/72 Tamiya Skyray

The Tamiya Skyray is a beautiful kit, even in 1/48 scale


Won on Fleabay last night, picking it up Friday- 1:1 scale International flat nose school bus.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on April 26, 2014, 11:52:53 am
From the Scottish Nationals three stash additions for Saturday

Special Hobby 1/72 SAAB A-21R
Airfix 1/72 Harrier GR3
 and a kind donation from Jay Bee  a 1/72 Hobby Craft CF-105  :thumbsup: Thank-you very much indeed Jim  :thumbsup:

I also bought a couple of course sanding sticks, two 5/0 paint brushes to help paint the fine detail and a tube of Mr Hobby White Filler.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on April 26, 2014, 03:01:57 pm
Came across a 1/24 Honda 1300  four door kit.
Looks like the Triumph 1300/1500 . Thinking along the lines of a Dolomite ,the first British built car with 16 valves. Driven by Ray Doyle in the TV series of The Professionals.
I did see a Triumph TR7, but didn't have enough funds at the time to buy it.
There is a diecast 1/43 Jaguar Lynx Eventer due to be released, a bit pricey for me !
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on April 27, 2014, 02:53:26 am
Won on Fleabay last night, picking it up Friday- 1:1 scale International flat nose school bus.

As you do...  ;D

I stay away from working in that scale.  Too hard to get the details right... ;D

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 27, 2014, 11:47:20 am
Back from the Scots Nats.  Tidy haul...

Octopus Seafire III
Airfix Spitfrire mk ia
Hobbyboss Spitfire Vb (x2)
MPM Spitfire PR XIX (Millenium set tooling)
Aeroclub DH Venom FB.4
Aeroclub Spitfire F.14 fuselage conversion (Ta Martin!)
Aeroclub Vickers K guns (for my Iraq Protor gunship)

From Jay-Bee:
Box assorted Spitfire spares, including 1 complete Academy 14 fuselage (which will be mated with my resin wing for a mk 21) and Airfix F22 wing.
Matchbox Tempest
Matchbox Wellesley

Best of all - and big thanks go to TsrJoe and Martin H for this - a Contrail Avro Tudor.  Another one of my Holy Grails is now off the list.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on April 27, 2014, 12:02:19 pm
From the Scottish Nationals today

Found in the Kit Swap a Hasegawa 1/72 J7W1 Shinden, the SS19 boxing with the pre painted canopy.

Revell 1/72 F-4F Phantom II 50th Anniversary markings for the Richtoven squadron.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nick on April 27, 2014, 12:26:12 pm
My little haul in Perth was simply 3 Matchbox kits in 1/72.
1x HS Hawk in box.
2x BAC Strikemaster, one in box as new.
The other one was in a bag and started but is missing the right side jet intake (Part no 5), if anyone has a replacement?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 27, 2014, 12:54:06 pm
From today's MK show :-

1) ex-Frog Shackleton from Knightflyer  :thumbsup:

2) Eastern Express  1/144 Beriev 200 Altair amphibiian. I didn't even know the kit existed until I saw it on a vendor's stand  today.  :o

Yes, I KNOW I said I wasn't going to buy any more kits this year, but an Altair???? No contest!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Army of One on April 27, 2014, 01:18:27 pm
From MK show today......an Italeri Mi24 Hind D/E, Zvezda Su39 both 1/72 and an italeri 1/35 sherman. From NARSES2 a matchbox spitfire ix/xvi and a fury biplane. From Knightflyer got an old Shackleton and a Sea Vixen......the shack seemed like a good idea at the time....dunno what I'm gonna do with it....when asked by a few peeps why I got it 'coz I ain't got one.....' was all I could answer....but absolutely love the Sea Vixen.....wish I'd got another two of them instead of the shack.....ah, hindsight.......
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on April 27, 2014, 02:48:35 pm
Got the 1/72 Revell BV 222 kit off eBay along with a Hunter two seat conversion kit.
Found a Jaguar E-Type 2+2 hard top in need of repair, I wonder if the roof will fit the XJS-V12.
Seen a four door BMW 5 series also in 1/24 .
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 28, 2014, 07:20:58 am
over last weekend i got.....

1/72 valom brigand B1 [with some fetching pakistani AF artwork on the box cover]
1/72 AZ model airspeed oxford T1 [real world with this one]
1/72 valom lockheed XFV-1
1/72 airfix hawk RAFBF 'design a hawk' winner's boxing.
1/72 academy F-18 'chippy ho'
1/35 academy M247 Sgt York AA tank [been after one for years]
1/35 italeri M109 SP gun

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 28, 2014, 07:22:47 am
Limited haul at MK

Airfix Arado 196. This now starts a chain of 4 linked builds which will all gain bits from the previous kit and in the end should complete the circle  ;D All Balkan War IV builds.

Also got a couple of brushes, some Milliput and some paint.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on April 28, 2014, 08:23:32 am
1 new addition, a Revell 1/144 Eurofighter Typhoon (single seater)  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Green Dragon on April 28, 2014, 03:55:56 pm
Four 1/48th Esci kits from ebay:
Aermacchi MB326
Mirage 2000 Prototype
A-4E US Navy
A-4E Blue Angels

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Knightflyer on April 28, 2014, 11:56:40 pm
Well apart from selling Shackletons and Sea Vixens (hooray – slight stash REDUCTION finally :smiley:) at Milton Keynes I bought

2 x S&M 1/144 Viscount at £1 each – definite whiff fodder!
A Novo Westland Wallace for £2 – I’ve already got one to make ‘real-world’ but picked this up. It’s moulded in dark blue plastic, so maybe a high altitude PR aircraft? :unsure: …it did after all fly over Mount Everest!

When I got home I found I’d won the following on Ebay
MPM Spitfire Mk.18
Xtrakit Swift FR.5 – finally for less that the reduced price Hannants are selling them for
Magna Martin-Baker MB.3

And on Monday I managed to get round to picking up the Freightdog parcel from the Post Office, it contained …

Freightdog 1/72 'Brits at Sea Pt.II' decal sheet
Freightdog 1/72 'Gods of Sea and Fire' decal sheet
TwoSix Decals 1/72 Vickers Viscount 745D 'ETPS' complete kit  :wub:
Freightdog / Airdecal 1/72 Hawker P.1109A conversion set
Pegasus 1/72 Airco DH-5 with new decals + etched struts
Pegasus 1/72 Martinsyde Elephant

So this is it, the buying MUST STOP! :banghead: I hereby give notice that if any of you see me reach for my wallet at a model show (and it isn’t in the food/drink queue!) you have my permission to beat me senseless with a blunt Starfix Spitfire, or similar object! ;D :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 29, 2014, 03:15:40 am
If you can, I'd sell on the MPM Spit - the whole fuselage has a suspect shape and the nose is way off, being very banana shaped.  I don't like the wings either and the way they fit, you can't use a new one to try and salvage it. The wheels look nowt like anything fitted to any mark of Spit.  The prop, decals and the brass might be useable. Horrid kit*, although I like the box art.

Better off with a Ventura/Jays kit or the more recent AZ kit.  Failing that, a Fujimi FR14e with the Freightdog XVIII conversion.


*Their PRXIX was similar, although they redid it totally for the Airfix Millenium set and it's a warmed over Fujimi Spit.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nick on April 29, 2014, 02:39:08 pm
Apparently I am now the owner of a 1/72 Frog Shackleton!
I saw a pair on display at Perth and they are bigger than I expected, not sure what I was thinking.  :banghead:

I have a scheme in mind but have to find suitable Lincoln or Lancaster markings first.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 29, 2014, 04:57:13 pm
Won on ebay:

Box containing a load of Spitfire bits, including an Airkit C wing conversion.

It's supposedly 3 Tamiya kits but to my eye, it's an Airfix mk Ia and an unidentified Ventura kit, plus a wealth of extras.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on April 30, 2014, 12:15:28 am
Off eBay an Xtrakit Hunter T-7, may do another P1130 project if Colin still has any of the Freightdog conversions in stock.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on April 30, 2014, 04:32:56 am
Arrived from the UK today courtesy of Evil-Bay - a pair of 1/72 Pavla resin Double Wasps (for late B-26).  Obviously they will go nowhere near a Marauder...

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on April 30, 2014, 04:08:58 pm
From Chrisonord's sale:

Heller 1/72nd NA T-28 Trojan "Fennec"
Fujimi 1/72nd TA-4J/F Skyhawk

Cheers Chris!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on April 30, 2014, 04:48:42 pm
At last, the Revell 1/72 Airbus A400M Atlas !
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: seadude on May 01, 2014, 03:15:27 pm
Ordered the following, and waiting for it to arrive at the Post Office this weekend:

3 boxes x http://www.freetimehobbies.com/1-700-fujimi-royal-navy-aircraft-set-32-aircraft/

Trumpeter 1/700 USS Yorktown CV-10

Trumpeter 1/350 USS Franklin CV-13 1944

(I already have 4 other Yorktowns and another Franklin at home, but I'm buying extras to use for spare parts for another 1/700 HMS Habakkuk model, plus a larger 1/350 HMS Habakkuk model to be built.)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on May 01, 2014, 05:05:07 pm
On order 1/72 HC-130 USCG and a 1/144 Airbus 330.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on May 02, 2014, 01:50:03 pm
From Cheshire Models in Macclesfield, and courtesy of a leaving present gift voucher from my ex-colleagues, which was really, really nice of them:

Zvezda 1/72nd Topol SS-25 ballistic missile launcher  :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on May 03, 2014, 12:09:13 am
vis eBay a 1/72nd Hasegawa Jaguar T2 that will be whiffed this time  :thumbsup: (had them in the past but only as donor kit for somrthing else)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 03, 2014, 01:50:27 am
from antics coventry yesterday....

1/72 airfix meteor F8 [the airfix collectors club special edition, featuring markings for 19 and 92 sqns]
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitbasher on May 03, 2014, 03:34:28 am
From Lord Colin of Freightdog via Postperson Patricia:

Pegasus Fokker D.XXIII (realworld)
2 x Pegasus Bristol F.2Bs (1 realworld (hopefully!), the other for whiffery)
Freightdog Models 'Brits Abroad Pt.III' decal sheet
Freightdog 1/72 Hurricane Mk.I five spoke wheels (fabric wing)

All I want to do now is get started on the whif Brisfit and consider ordering another Fokker D.XXIII for whiffing.  My Merlin-powered D.XXIIIM won the Freightdog build competition a few years ago, it was easy to put together and I've a pair of engines that will be ideal for a second whif.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 03, 2014, 05:19:39 am
Yet another Airfix 1/72 Hurricane Mk I. This is the 1940 boxing and was free when I renewed my Airfix Magazine subscription  :thumbsup:

It will probably end up in the Far or Near East or possibly SAAF in Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 03, 2014, 09:47:52 am
from antics coventry yesterday....

1/72 airfix meteor F8 [the airfix collectors club special edition, featuring markings for 19 and 92 sqns]

That's the Sword/Xtrakit moulding but with much better decals. Does it have the PR9/FR10 nose included?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 03, 2014, 11:08:41 am
MPM - Sword never did a Meteor.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on May 03, 2014, 04:40:14 pm
Tamiya 1/24 Ford Zakspeed Capri GR5
Airfix 1/72 Shorts Skyvan
Matchbox 1/72 EE Lighting T55
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 03, 2014, 05:04:46 pm
MPM - Sword never did a Meteor.

Whatever, it's foreign.........  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on May 04, 2014, 01:37:30 am
from antics coventry yesterday....

1/72 airfix meteor F8 [the airfix collectors club special edition, featuring markings for 19 and 92 sqns]

That's the Sword/Xtrakit moulding but with much better decals. Does it have the PR9/FR10 nose included?

The Xtrakit boxing doesn't have the PR9/FR10 nose.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on May 04, 2014, 09:14:23 am
From my late fathers stash, discovered whilst clearing the house:

Matchbox 1/72 Halifax GR.ii, Stranraer, Wellesley, Frog Arado 234 and Airfix Meteor F.3
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 05, 2014, 01:33:42 am
A Revell Swordfish (Matchbox), a P-26 and a Bearcat (Monogram) plus two Italeri F4Us (a -5 and a 5N), all in 1:72.

Two ebay combos - one of the Corsairs will be converted into a scratched/bashed Vanship (Last Exile-inspired, but with no true benchmark), probably a compact single seater in a larger scale, maybe 1:48~50, maybe even 1:35, if space allows the installation of a respective cockpit.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 05, 2014, 01:10:26 pm
Finally, after waiting months, I've been given an Airkit Spitfire F22 I was sold in lieu of curry related debts.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 06, 2014, 12:06:02 am
...and a 1:100 Academy F-14. Thought about making a 1:72 single-seater from it? Someday...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 06, 2014, 01:17:06 am
from antics coventry yesterday....

1/72 airfix meteor F8 [the airfix collectors club special edition, featuring markings for 19 and 92 sqns]

That's the Sword/Xtrakit moulding but with much better decals. Does it have the PR9/FR10 nose included?

i'd have to have a look kit. i'm not sure.  :unsure:

added a 1/72 airfix hurricane Mk1 [new tool] to the stash. what a lovely looking kit!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nick on May 06, 2014, 04:24:52 am
Finally, after waiting months, I've been given an Airkit Spitfire F22 I was sold in lieu of curry related debts.

Kits for Curry? Now there's a new way to expand your stash!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 06, 2014, 07:09:43 am
Finally, after waiting months, I've been given an Airkit Spitfire F22 I was sold in lieu of curry related debts.

Kits for Curry? Now there's a new way to expand your stash!

And the waist  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on May 06, 2014, 09:29:03 am
Sword 1/72 Lightning T.mk.5 from Hannants

Looks similar to the Airfix kit in places so should look OK next to the new kits  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 06, 2014, 01:08:52 pm
Sword 1/72 Lightning T.mk.5 from Hannants

Looks similar to the Airfix kit in places so should look OK next to the new kits  :thumbsup:

Well THERE'S a surprise....  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: major on May 06, 2014, 05:42:06 pm
Arrived today,
3 novo GR.1 Harriers
2 esci GR.5 Harriers
2 matchbox FRS1 Sea Harriers
2 KP Avia S-199's
All on special offer last week, and dirt cheap, from Kingkit.

All will end up in Aer Chor na hÉireann service.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 07, 2014, 06:08:16 am
Just minutes ago I took delivery of a Matchbox HP Heyford, courtesy of eBay, for which I have DEVIOUS plans, needless to say  ;D ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: JayBee on May 07, 2014, 06:27:59 am
Just minutes ago I took delivery of a Matchbox HP Heyford, courtesy of eBay, for which I have DEVIOUS plans, needless to say  ;D ;)

Lets guess, it will be either a monoplane or a sesqui-plane, with a seriously long wing.  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 07, 2014, 08:54:30 am
Just minutes ago I took delivery of a Matchbox HP Heyford, courtesy of eBay, for which I have DEVIOUS plans, needless to say  ;D ;)

Lets guess, it will be either a monoplane or a sesqui-plane, with a seriously long wing.  :wacko:

You know too much!  :banghead:

Did you have a bug planted in the SIG stand at MK when NARSES2 and I were discussing the idea???
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on May 07, 2014, 05:23:33 pm
Just minutes ago I took delivery of a Matchbox HP Heyford, courtesy of eBay, for which I have DEVIOUS plans, needless to say  ;D ;)

Oooh you git.  I'm jealous I think.  What's it like?  I've been looking at them as I am lacking in PDRV planes for the 20's & 30's.
Worth spending $40 (about 22 quid) on in your opinion?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 08, 2014, 01:07:01 am
Talking of Heyford's this months SAM has a build article together with plans, profiles (inc. an all yellow one) and an Aviation in Profile article.

As for the kit it's typically Matchbox of the period. From memory I can't remember any problems with her, but I was a lot younger. Most of the Matchbox biplanes were ok builds. Still got one in the stash which I've always wanted to put in a desert scheme
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 08, 2014, 02:01:26 am
Just minutes ago I took delivery of a Matchbox HP Heyford, courtesy of eBay, for which I have DEVIOUS plans, needless to say  ;D ;)

what is it with all these handley page wiff ideas coming along?  ;D ;D a travesty that it is!  ;D ;D

btw, kit, the airfix collectors club meteor doesn't include the FR nose, just the two styles of F8 canopy.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on May 08, 2014, 04:08:40 am
Talking of Heyford's this months SAM has a build article together with plans, profiles (inc. an all yellow one) and an Aviation in Profile article.

As for the kit it's typically Matchbox of the period. From memory I can't remember any problems with her, but I was a lot younger. Most of the Matchbox biplanes were ok builds. Still got one in the stash which I've always wanted to put in a desert scheme

Thanks Mr 2.  They're scarce down here.  The only one on Evil-Bay ATM is a buy it now from a hobby shop.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 08, 2014, 08:21:25 am
A Bf 109 G decal sheet for a small "quickie" project, and a 1:48 resin pilot figure for a future kitbashing project  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on May 08, 2014, 09:48:11 am
Three new arrivals today

Via Hannants.
Sword Lightning T-4.
Sword Lightning T-5.

Via Ebay.
Scratchaeronautics CASA C212 Aviocar.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on May 08, 2014, 09:58:37 am
Three new arrivals today

Via Hannants.
Sword Lightning T-4.
Sword Lightning T-5.

Via Ebay.
Scratchaeronautics CASA C212 Aviocar.



You know that Aircraft in Miniature is releasing a 1/72 resin kit of the CASA C212 in the very near future, in their Rug Rats range

http://www.aim72.co.uk/page67.html
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on May 08, 2014, 10:54:19 am
A Bf 109 G decal sheet for a small "quickie" project, and a 1:48 resin pilot figure for a future kitbashing project  :wacko:

ALL your builds are "quickie" builds compared to the rest of us  :banghead:

Added another Hasegawa RF-4E/RF-4EJ double boxed set to my stash. Neither to be Japanese but the RF-4E is likely to be Turkish while the F-4E could be Egyptian or maybe Spanish!

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 08, 2014, 11:09:36 am
Talking of Heyford's this months SAM has a build article together with plans, profiles (inc. an all yellow one) and an Aviation in Profile article.

As for the kit it's typically Matchbox of the period. From memory I can't remember any problems with her, but I was a lot younger. Most of the Matchbox biplanes were ok builds. Still got one in the stash which I've always wanted to put in a desert scheme

It was that article in SAM that triggered off the idea that we talked about at MK Chris, and resulted in me buying the kit.

It looks pretty good in the box, although the instructions could be clearer with regard to the 3/4 different engine-prop variations possible. Not that it'll make the SLIGHTEST difference to my version anyway.  ;D

The fabric finish on the wings looks pretty good, not in the same class as the new Airfix Hurricane mind you, but the kit is well over 20 years old of course. It's a BIG aeroplane, and 'stands tall' in the Stirling's fashion too, you'll need a big shelf to display it Mr Zenrat. As to how much it's worth I'm not sure, my ebay buy cost me £11 which I thought was a bargain, especially as I'd lost an auction on another one the previous night that went for £12.50.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

£22 sounds a lot I must say, but you get a fair amount of plastic for your money.

And the rash of HP Whiffs is because they made such interesting aeroplanes in the first place Trevor.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on May 08, 2014, 12:50:39 pm
Hmmm - just been looking at some pics of the Heyford. Know what it needs? Floats..... :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on May 08, 2014, 01:12:35 pm
Three new arrivals today

Via Hannants.
Sword Lightning T-4.
Sword Lightning T-5.

Via Ebay.
Scratchaeronautics CASA C212 Aviocar.



You know that Aircraft in Miniature is releasing a 1/72 resin kit of the CASA C212 in the very near future, in their Rug Rats range

http://www.aim72.co.uk/page67.html

Oh I know that, but this one is priced well below what AIM will charge for their offering, and having a few AIM/Rugrats resin kits in the stash to compare, the Scratchaernautics kit is leaps and bounds ahead quality wise.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on May 08, 2014, 02:13:22 pm

You know that Aircraft in Miniature is releasing a 1/72 resin kit of the CASA C212 in the very near future, in their Rug Rats range

http://www.aim72.co.uk/page67.html

Oh I know that, but this one is priced well below what AIM will charge for their offering, and having a few AIM/Rugrats resin kits in the stash to compare, the Scratchaernautics kit is leaps and bounds ahead quality wise.

I would agree with you on the "old" Rug Rat stuff but his latest kits are all done in CNC'd machined moulds.  Looking at photos of the Scratchaeronautics website and how his was built I'd take the AiM one myself.  And I've got a few of the old Rug Rat kits myself so I do know what they're like.

However when I get my C212 it will be built like this below, This particular aircraft flew right over our house at minimum height a few years ago as it was surveying the area for some energy company. Unfortunately it was invovle in a fatal crash a few years later.

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/CasaC-FDKM_zps7a765732.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/CasaC-FDKM_zps7a765732.jpg.html)

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/CasaC-FDKM_zpsb85ad718.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/CasaC-FDKM_zpsb85ad718.jpg.html)


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 09, 2014, 01:32:56 am
A Bf 109 G decal sheet for a small "quickie" project, and a 1:48 resin pilot figure for a future kitbashing project  :wacko:

ALL your builds are "quickie" builds compared to the rest of us  :banghead:

Gondor

Well, that's a true quickie - saw the parts, had an idea, and quickly tinkered it together, even though some surgical trouble occured yesterday (proportions need to be rectified  :rolleyes:). Neverthless, biggest problem was/is to find a suitable "user" or origin for the result, and that Bf 109 decal sheet should provide the solution...

As a side note, yesterday a 1:43 scale Citrioen 11CV from Heller arrived, also a kitbash donation...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on May 09, 2014, 01:45:26 am
Hmmm - just been looking at some pics of the Heyford. Know what it needs? Floats..... :wacko:

 or a field gun mounted on the top of the lower wing :wacko:

Thanks for the info Kit.  I may have to bid on a UK Evil-Bay example and get it shipped to my parents in Sussex to be added to my euro-stash.

Took delivery today of a 1/72 Valom Lockheed XFV-1.  Initial impression is parts count is low and it'll need some intake liners built and a pilot but it looks like what it is supposed to look like.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 09, 2014, 05:01:50 am
And the rash of HP Whiffs is because they made such interesting aeroplanes in the first place Trevor.  ;D

thanks kit!  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on May 09, 2014, 12:06:32 pm
Hmmm - just been looking at some pics of the Heyford. Know what it needs? Floats..... :wacko:

 or a field gun mounted on the top of the lower wing :wacko:

With a shield and the crew stood behind it, of course..... :wacko:

Another idea: how about one of JW Christie's super-fast turretless tanks? AFAIK the RAF & British Army never played with underslung tanks, but others did, notably the Russians. There are kits of the turreted Christies the US Army trialled and it should be possible to bash the turretless one from there.... :wacko:

(http://i59.fastpic.ru/big/2013/1029/4a/e62956c783efd1cfdbd97c6b6165d54a.jpg)

(https://www.modelsforsale.com/listphotos/UM403.jpg)

If the Christie's a bit too rich, then how about a Carden-Lloyd tankette? There are kits of the Polish versions available:

(http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab234/NjalThorgeirsson/Random%20uploads/Tankette.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: pyro-manic on May 09, 2014, 01:24:00 pm
What about one of the Vickers Light Tanks?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on May 09, 2014, 07:00:10 pm
Two 1/72 Airfix kits:
A-4 Skyhawk
RF-5 Freedom Fighter
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 10, 2014, 05:24:24 am
as this is my birthday weekend......  :rolleyes: added to the stash so far and i still have to visit hendon tomorrow

1/35 italeri M109G SP howitzer
1/35 dragon 'desert rats' figures
1/72 airfix lightning F2A
1/72 italeri F-35A
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Chris Payne on May 10, 2014, 10:44:45 am
Popped over to Aeroventure today for the IPMS(UK) AGM.

Ended up with a couple of new additions to the stash whilst there too.

1 x Sword 1/72 EE/BAC Lightning T.Mk.4

1 x Sword 1/72 EE/BAC Lightning T.Mk.5

Also got both of the Xtradecal Lightning T.4/5 sheets.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitbasher on May 11, 2014, 10:31:53 am
My stash reduction plans for the Hendon model show became a 'stash recalibration'.  Got rid of quite a bit of stuff but came home with:

Academy MiG-21F (for whiffery)
Emhar F3H-2 Demon
Hobbycraft CF-100 Mk IV
Matchbox Curtiss Helldiver/Cleveland (off NARSES II)
Matchbox Hs126 (also off NARSES II)
PM F-100C Super Sabre (for whiffery)
some Xtracolor enamels
Kitsworld KW172092 Avro Lancaster B.III decal sheet
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on May 11, 2014, 11:22:45 am
My Hendon haul.

Esci F-4C.
Italeri F-4G.
Revell Hunter FGA-9.
Huma Me-209V-5.
Trumpeter CH-47D
Trumpeter F-8II Finback B.
Matchbox Wellesley I.
Kopro Polikarpov PO-2.
Airfix Canberra B(I)-8.
Airfix Canberra PR-9.
Anigrand XF-12 Rainbow. (from Mike McEvoy)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on May 11, 2014, 11:26:28 am
From ebay 1/72 OV-D Bronco
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on May 11, 2014, 12:17:04 pm
From eBay Revell Hadley Page Halifax, got a spares/repairs in my stash so a stretch version is possible. Could use engines on the Shackleton.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 11, 2014, 01:28:16 pm

Anigrand XF-12 Rainbow. (from Mike McEvoy)


Green with envy mode full on!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on May 11, 2014, 01:35:20 pm

Anigrand XF-12 Rainbow. (from Mike McEvoy)


Green with envy mode full on!  :thumbsup:

You could always buy one from here (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Anigrand-1-72-ROCKWELL-XFV-12A-VTOL-Fighter-/191141656870?pt=Model_Kit_US&hash=item2c80ee3926).

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on May 11, 2014, 01:47:13 pm

Anigrand XF-12 Rainbow. (from Mike McEvoy)


Green with envy mode full on!  :thumbsup:

You could always buy one from here (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Anigrand-1-72-ROCKWELL-XFV-12A-VTOL-Fighter-/191141656870?pt=Model_Kit_US&hash=item2c80ee3926).

Gondor

Wrong XF-12!  ;D

The XF-12 Rainbow is this one: http://www.anigrand.com/AA2057_XF-12.htm

(http://www.anigrand.com/images/items/AA2057_XF-12/AA2057_XF-12_real_1.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on May 11, 2014, 03:13:29 pm
I was sitting next to him when he was comparing fuselage halves, one slightly longer than the other. I still think you could kitbash it by using a Lockheed Constellation C-69 fuselage and single fin from a PB4Y-2. Straight wings from a Shackleton.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 11, 2014, 05:00:44 pm
Mike's would have been cheaper though.

The Rainbow's a SUPERB looking aircraft and even worked pretty well too. I've got the book about it and it's a terrific read.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on May 11, 2014, 07:44:09 pm
Not quite sure what's the matter with me, but I walked out of my LHS with :

Airfix Bf109E-4/E-7
Airfix Bf109E-7/TROP
MPM Ryan FR-1 Fireball


 :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: TallEng on May 11, 2014, 08:31:12 pm
Mike's would have been cheaper though.

The Rainbow's a SUPERB looking aircraft and even worked pretty well too. I've got the book about it and it's a terrific read.

Do you mean this one Kit?
World's Fastest Multi-Engine Piston Aircraft: Republic's XR-12 Rainbow & the Hughes XF-11 by Mike Michat.
It's excellent! In fact I nearly bought the Anigrand Kit a while back, but they are a lot of Money :angry:

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on May 12, 2014, 05:26:12 am
Airfix 1/72
Valiant
Lancaster BII

Paint tray
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Army of One on May 12, 2014, 05:35:31 am
From Hendon model show.....an old italeri 1/72 Gr5/USMC kit in a battered box £2, A revell Avro RJ86 (?) or to me a BAe 146 in 1/144 for £10 and then a bargain....a Zvezda Su25 and an Italeri (? Can't remember n not at home at mo......) V-22 Osprey...both 1/72 n both marked at £7 but seller had a sign saying offers considered....I asked how much for both n she said £10......rude not to...
Delivered this am was an evilbay win of a Ka50 1/48 in a revell box...for £10.....plus a couple p+p.....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 12, 2014, 06:01:45 am
This weekend: A Matchbox P-47 Kitpak (w. paint) for EUR 3,-. Could not say 'no'...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on May 12, 2014, 06:50:10 am
off eBay

Hasegawa 1/72nd Avenger MKIV FAA (Suez)

From Hannants

Sword 1/72nd Lightning T4
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 12, 2014, 06:55:41 am
Got the Airfix Spitfire Mk I/Mk IIa I wanted at Hendon. My alternative pre war build can now commence, and no I'm not going down Mike M's Hendon 1940 path.....nice as they are.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 12, 2014, 06:57:35 am

Via Ebay.
Scratchaeronautics CASA C212 Aviocar.



Had a look at this at Hendon. Looked very nice in the box. Kinda made me think of what would have happened if Short's had continued developing the Skyvan idea
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitbasher on May 12, 2014, 11:19:10 am

Via Ebay.
Scratchaeronautics CASA C212 Aviocar.



Had a look at this at Hendon. Looked very nice in the box. Kinda made me think of what would have happened if Short's had continued developing the Skyvan idea

They did - they were called the SD330 and SD360 (or - more colloquially - 'Sheds').  The 330 became the C-23 Sherpa in USAF service.  I remember working them in and out of Fairford and Kemble.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 12, 2014, 01:45:13 pm
Mike's would have been cheaper though.

The Rainbow's a SUPERB looking aircraft and even worked pretty well too. I've got the book about it and it's a terrific read.

Do you mean this one Kit?
World's Fastest Multi-Engine Piston Aircraft: Republic's XR-12 Rainbow & the Hughes XF-11 by Mike Michat.
It's excellent! In fact I nearly bought the Anigrand Kit a while back, but they are a lot of Money :angry:

That's the one, yes, Mike Michat's a pretty darn good aviation author to my mind.

I've got two XF-11 kits, but not a Rainbow kit sadly. (Yet......... ;D)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on May 12, 2014, 02:53:05 pm

Anigrand XF-12 Rainbow. (from Mike McEvoy)


Green with envy mode full on!  :thumbsup:

You could always buy one from here (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Anigrand-1-72-ROCKWELL-XFV-12A-VTOL-Fighter-/191141656870?pt=Model_Kit_US&hash=item2c80ee3926).

Gondor

Wrong XF-12!  ;D

The XF-12 Rainbow is this one: http://www.anigrand.com/AA2057_XF-12.htm

(http://www.anigrand.com/images/items/AA2057_XF-12/AA2057_XF-12_real_1.jpg)

Looks like I Bungled that then  ;D

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on May 12, 2014, 03:06:03 pm
I was sitting next to him when he was comparing fuselage halves, one slightly longer than the other. I still think you could kitbash it by using a Lockheed Constellation C-69 fuselage and single fin from a PB4Y-2. Straight wings from a Shackleton.
That would be an interesting, if expensive kitbash ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: lancer on May 12, 2014, 03:28:19 pm
From Hendon, all 1/72

Hasegawa J7W1 Shinden
Eduard MiG15 'profi pack' Looks very nice upon looking at the kit and etch
Eduard L39 Albertross but in Edwards AFB markings, which will NOT be used - EVER!! I thing there's an ideal wiffing candidate there.

You know what really bugs me? When I don't have the readies, the kits I want are there almost taunting me. When I DO have the readies, they are nowhere to be seen!! Go figure!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Rheged on May 12, 2014, 03:34:31 pm


You know what really bugs me? When I don't have the readies, the kits I want are there almost taunting me. When I DO have the readies, they are nowhere to be seen!! Go figure!

This is a manifestation of Rheged's law of maximum cussedness.   Happens to me too.....and probably most of us!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 13, 2014, 01:58:10 am
at the hendon show and the end of an EXPENSIVE weekend of model buying

1/72 airfix canberra B(I).6
1/72 airfix strikemaster [a very old boxing with omani AF and RAF Red Pelican aerobatic team decals]
1/72 airfix lightning F2A [my third one and that completes the first part of the cunning plan]
1/72 revell F8F-1 bearcat [thanks to kitbasher for this one]

also found a couple of new lightning T4/T5 decal sheets, a pavla resin cockpit set for the KP models MiG-15UTI and an EB cockpit set for the italeri/ revell  :tornado: F3

there were many good models on the wiff stand but my favorite by a long way was McColm's superb Neptune.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on May 13, 2014, 04:23:39 am
1/72
C Scale white metal conversion for Tornado GR1.
Resin nose RF-4B/C/E.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on May 13, 2014, 06:58:23 am
I'm mad.

Just ordered 3 x Monogram/Revell 1/48th P-61s. They'll all be daft ones of course. :party:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Knightflyer on May 13, 2014, 08:42:21 am
Well I've just received through the post from E-bay a Dragon 1/200 Tu-95 'Oriental Express'

So yes, there now ARE three bears!  ;D This one will be in RAF Bomber Command colours to accompany the earlier (and at some point, later) Avro/Tupolev (M)R.1 Chancellor

Bought it at this scale (1) because I got it cheap , and (2) because it saves me a whole 97mm wingspan space on the shelf!  ;D

Importantly the large underfuselage radome is moulded seperately (and won't be being affixed ....well not to this kit anyway!  ;))

As an unplanned bonus there also appears to be at least one cruise / anti-shipping missile on the sprues.

mmmmm....wonder if the 1/200 Blue Steel from the Vulcan would fit anywhere ? :unsure: ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on May 14, 2014, 01:25:56 am
Airfix 1/76 Forward Command Post, as a diorama background for all those Great War tanks I've got.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on May 14, 2014, 02:18:13 am
Airfix 1/76 Forward Command Post, as a diorama background for all those Great War tanks I've got.

Do you have the base for it ?

http://www.amera.co.uk/product.php?range=a (http://www.amera.co.uk/product.php?range=a)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on May 14, 2014, 03:30:03 am
Thanks Geoff.  I not too worried about the base as it'll be more of a backdrop ruin, rather than a command post.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 14, 2014, 07:28:58 am
I'm mad.

Just ordered 3 x Monogram/Revell 1/48th P-61s. They'll all be daft ones of course. :party:

I've seen the profiles  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: JayBee on May 14, 2014, 08:47:53 am
From Jamieson's in Glasgow this morning:

Roden 1/144 C-140A Jetstar.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on May 15, 2014, 10:25:42 am
1 new addition  :mellow:

-Revell 1/72 Eurofighter Typhoon (twin-seater)

got it at 30% off  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on May 16, 2014, 12:50:12 am
Arrived....3 x 1/48th Revell (Monogram) P-61 Black Widows.
I hope to get one done for Biggles SMW14....in the desert!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 16, 2014, 05:53:23 am
I liked the SEAC scheme and the BPF one was gorgeous even though I can't work out how/why they would get one ? Apart from the obvious of using it off an island base of course
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: silverwindblade on May 17, 2014, 05:43:37 am
Acquired today - Academy 1/48 Mirage IIR (for all of £6.99!), will go nicely with the carcass of the one I have to make a super-upgrade Mirage for my Wylde Fyre builds.

Oh, and a 1/48 CH-53G... Oh my. That is rather large. My local hobby store did it for under £30, which was pretty amazing given the size...!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Chris Payne on May 17, 2014, 09:07:42 am
During a shopping trip to Meadowhell I picked up the new Airfix 1/72 C-47 Skytrain.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 17, 2014, 12:09:16 pm
visiting relations of mine in nottingham this weekend, i popped into a hardware/DIY store to see if they had any 'wet and dry' paper. they did and so i bought a
few sheets.

the surprise in a small rack of humbrol paint they had was to find a solitary and in mint condition pot of humbrol authentics  paint color MC8 which must have
been untouched for um..... at least 20 years. by the look of the label in the lid, the paint within appears to be a dark blue shade.

can anyone remind me what the correct name for humbrol authentics color MC8 was?

from another shop in the city, GeeDee models infact, i was able to add a 1/76 Ford Transit diecast and three lengths of ultra fine piano wire to the stash.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on May 17, 2014, 12:51:23 pm
Howard,  according to here http://robdebie.home.xs4all.nl/models/authentics.htm
Napoleonic French blue
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on May 18, 2014, 05:10:51 am
Arrived....3 x 1/48th Revell (Monogram) P-61 Black Widows.
I hope to get one done for Biggles SMW14....in the desert!! :thumbsup:

If it's not black is it still a Black Widow?
Use Desert Pink & call it a Merry Widow?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: JayBee on May 18, 2014, 06:02:35 am
Use Desert Pink & call it a Merry Widow?

Yes, Dessert Pink,

and name it either:

Strawberry Bitch II

or
Lady Be Good II

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 18, 2014, 06:06:54 am
"Butterfinger"?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 18, 2014, 07:47:44 am
Howard,  according to here http://robdebie.home.xs4all.nl/models/authentics.htm
Napoleonic French blue

Yup correct. Still got a fair few of my Humbrol Authentic military colours that one included
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 19, 2014, 07:24:33 am
Howard,  according to here http://robdebie.home.xs4all.nl/models/authentics.htm
Napoleonic French blue

thank-you!  :thumbsup:

i did find a cross reference on a humbrol paint chart that gave MC8 as equal to 104 [or oxford blue] but knew the
MC8 would have had a proper name.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on May 19, 2014, 01:07:19 pm
added at the weekend via Ebay

One new tool Airfix Douglas C-47 Skytrain. And there's a 2nd on the way direct from Airfix.

Stunning kit, But a tad overpriced for a 72nd scale Dak. Not a problem for me, As I have quite a few Italeri and ESCI kits to see me through most Dakota ideas that come my way
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: major on May 19, 2014, 03:15:23 pm
Big box of goodies arrived today from Bungle. :thumbsup:
Although, with the summer holidays fast approaching, my three nephews will, no doubt,
arrive to rapidly deplete the stash!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 20, 2014, 01:48:43 am
Although, with the summer holidays fast approaching, my three nephews will, no doubt,
arrive to rapidly deplete the stash!

NOW is the time to either dig a large hole in the garden or re-read 'The Colditz Story' and start making secret hidey holes around the house. You know it makes sense......
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: major on May 20, 2014, 04:24:57 am
Although, with the summer holidays fast approaching, my three nephews will, no doubt,
arrive to rapidly deplete the stash!

NOW is the time to either dig a large hole in the garden or re-read 'The Colditz Story' and start making secret hidey holes around the house. You know it makes sense......

The old part of the house has suspended floors, with a 5 foot drop! SHMBO thinks its an ideal place to store my stash, once she realised i wasn't going to put her in there! ( although the thought, fleetingly, crossed my mind!) 
If i just do the model room, it'll give me 800 cubic feet of storage! Means i can empty the boot of the Cadillac! :thumbsup:

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Old Wombat on May 20, 2014, 06:14:30 am
Although, with the summer holidays fast approaching, my three nephews will, no doubt,
arrive to rapidly deplete the stash!

NOW is the time to either dig a large hole in the garden or re-read 'The Colditz Story' and start making secret hidey holes around the house. You know it makes sense......

Of course, if you set certain models aside for the boys & assist them with the building & give them ideas about how to do the job 'right', you're "Creating tomorrows (whif-)modellers, today!"
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 20, 2014, 07:50:58 am
Yet another Airfix 1/72 Hurricane. The early boxing, as certain images on this site have made me find some Flying Tigers transfers in the relevant box  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on May 20, 2014, 09:08:58 am
found a little treasure over at the goodwill store.

for 1.5 euro's i got a Hasegawa 1/72 Macross Plus YF-19  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: pyro-manic on May 20, 2014, 12:46:31 pm
For 1.50?? You lucky so-and-so.... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Green Dragon on May 20, 2014, 02:28:28 pm
Great bargain Nils!
Got a few more kits over the last few weeks.
Airfix Short Tucano (3rd)
AZ Bell AH-1G Huey Cobra early USMC
Dragon Do335A-12
Matchbox F-86A Sabre
Revell/ex Frog Do335 still sealed from the 70's
Trumpeter JL-8/K-8 Karakorum (2nd)
Trumpeter Sukhoi Su30MKK "Flanker G"
Esci 1/48th A-4E (2nd)
Kitty Hawk 1/48th Dauphin II
Got a Roden Jetstar too

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on May 20, 2014, 03:48:24 pm
How does that Roden JetStar look ? And the AZ Huey ? was thinking of ordering both, but I'll probably get that three-kit joypack of the Cobra.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on May 20, 2014, 05:59:21 pm
Although, with the summer holidays fast approaching, my three nephews will, no doubt,
arrive to rapidly deplete the stash!

NOW is the time to either dig a large hole in the garden or re-read 'The Colditz Story' and start making secret hidey holes around the house. You know it makes sense......

Of course, if you set certain models aside for the boys & assist them with the building & give them ideas about how to do the job 'right', you're "Creating tomorrows (whif-)modellers, today!"

Just make sure you redact any colour scheme information contained in the instructions and "lose" the box lids so they are forced to come up with their own paint jobs.

This morning my friendly parcel van driver (nearly my favourite person) handed me a nice large box bearing the Hobby Link Japan logo.  This contained;
Tamiya 1/72 Douglas Skyray (no plans - I just love the shape and it was $7)
Tamiya (ex Italeri) 1/72 Mil 24 Hind (remember that crazy Cuban camo scheme - here we go...)
Aoshima 1/24 Stormzender Spiegel HP-022 Marie Arbert Luisa - this is another Cyber Formula GPX car and can be built in either Circuit or Aero Speeder Mode.  It has a nicely moulded vinyl standing drivers figure.

Martin - how does the new Airfix Dak compare to the earlier Italeri and ESCI kits?  Is it worth the extra $$$?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 21, 2014, 06:51:53 am
Proud to announce that my pile has NOT grown for about a week!  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: pyro-manic on May 21, 2014, 11:33:52 am
Arrived today, via ebay (and after a fairly lengthy delay), a Master Grade 1:100 OZ-00MS "Tallgeese" kit by Bandai.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 21, 2014, 12:09:13 pm
From our own NARSES2 today, the 'missing' sprue E from the full-on Airfix Hurricane that will be missing from the lesser Hurricane that's in the post to me somewhere.  :thumbsup:

Nice one Chris, thanks very much.  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Aircav on May 21, 2014, 01:31:02 pm
Two of the new Revell 1/48 Tornado's  ;) ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Green Dragon on May 21, 2014, 02:14:40 pm
How does that Roden JetStar look ? And the AZ Huey ? was thinking of ordering both, but I'll probably get that three-kit joypack of the Cobra.

 :cheers:
H i Captain! The AZ Huey is pretty good, panel lines are fine & recessed, a few parts need to be made from stretched sprue but it's a vast improvement on the Matchbox kit. You get photo etch in the single kits but not in the Joypack. There is a little flash on the canopy but the glass is clear. Weapons load is about the same as the old Matchbox kit, two 19 round 2.75 inch rocket pods and two Minigun pods plus the nose turret with mingun and Grenade launcher.
I've seen pics of the new Special Hobby kit and this one is a lot more basic but gives you a good AH-1G. I'll be getting the more detailed Special Hobby for Best and prob more of these AZ ones for whiffing or mass colour shemes.

The Jetstar is a nice little kit on the sprues, panel lines are restrained and finely recessed. I hear it makes a good early Jetstar. The only slight problems I've heard of are the cockpit clear part needs trimming/filing/filling to fit and the engine fronts are slightly undersized creating a step. Don't know for sure because I hasven't started it yet. Only one decal set fior the USAF european 1 scheme on the box art.

Hope that helps!

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on May 21, 2014, 03:02:49 pm
off eBay:-

Airfix new tool C-47 Skytrain - Martins right it does look rather tasty in the box  :thumbsup:
Hasegawa Mirage F1 off Aircavs crew  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 22, 2014, 01:58:15 am
Two of the new Revell 1/48 Tornado's  ;) ;D

just out of interest aircav.... wot's this  :tornado: like and can you do a RAF version from it or not?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 22, 2014, 02:10:49 am
It grew again: an Italeri 1:72 Hs 126 via ebay - have the idea of putting it on floats...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: TallEng on May 22, 2014, 02:49:58 am
Two of the new Revell 1/48 Tornado's  ;) ;D

just out of interest aircav.... wot's this  :tornado: like and can you do a RAF version from it or not?

Big discussion about that over on Britmodeller :rolleyes: it seems you can model a Late RAF Tornado,
All the bits are there but no clear bits for the LRMTS fairing, and you'll probably need to mod the
Instrument panels as they are the German ones :thumbsup:

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 22, 2014, 04:11:45 am
My 'cheaper' fabric winged Airfix Hurricane arrived today. Full report on the actual differences between the two kits here :-

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,38867.15.html (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,38867.15.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: pyro-manic on May 22, 2014, 12:07:33 pm
Bought on a whim today, mostly because it's weird and was reduced: one Italeri 1:72 SM.81 Pipistrello. Tri-motor with spats!  :wub: ;D

I'm thinking either Ethiopian, or South American. Possibly converted to an airliner...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 23, 2014, 12:42:37 am
South America is your oyster for the SM 81  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 23, 2014, 01:30:38 am
thanks TallEng for the thumbs up on the revell  :tornado: new tool. it will need the aftermarket folk to sort out
the differences methinks, although if the LRMTS parts are lacking the clear bits i guess you could do them from clear styrene.

added to my stash.....

1/72 cyberhobby seaking AEW2 ['cos i can build the HC4 commando version with this tooling as well]
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on May 23, 2014, 10:35:18 am
Well strictly temporary additions to the stash....

I just received six assorted Bandai and Imai Thunderbirds models from an ebay win for £36 inc postage, mostly because the seller's auction ended at 1.30am.

They're going straight back on ebay at £9.99 each..... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Green Dragon on May 23, 2014, 12:44:08 pm
Yesterday a Revell (Hasegawa rebox) Heinkel He111H-6 arrived and today an Italeri Caproni Ca313/314 & Sukhoi su 34.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on May 23, 2014, 01:31:56 pm
Yesterday a Revell (Hasegawa rebox) Heinkel He111H-6 arrived and today an Italeri Caproni Ca311 & Sukhoi su 34.

Paul Harrison

If that Revell He111-H6 is kit number 04672 then it's their own kit and not a repop of the Hasegawa kit.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 23, 2014, 04:08:54 pm
Revell never did their own He 111 - it was a Frog tooling and one of their better ones.  The Russians never bought any of the Frog Axis kits* and Revell snapped them up.

*From memory, the ones Revell reboxed were:
Dornier Do 335
Dornier 17Z
Focke Wulf Ta 152 H
Arado Ar 234 B/C
Heinkel He 162
Heinkel He 111H
Heinkel He 115C
Heinkel He 219
Messerschmitt Me 410
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: TallEng on May 24, 2014, 05:16:16 am
From ebay and via the Post man a Matchbox H.P. Heyford. :thumbsup:
Can't think what put me in mind of buying it :rolleyes:
It's big isn't it?

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 24, 2014, 05:58:40 am
From ebay and via the Post man a Matchbox H.P. Heyford. :thumbsup:
Can't think what put me in mind of buying it :rolleyes:
It's big isn't it?

Regards
Keith

Hehehe, 'Heyforditis' seems to be catching.  ;D

Yes, it's surprisingly big, and tall as well!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: lancer on May 24, 2014, 02:26:52 pm
From ebay and via the Post man a Matchbox H.P. Heyford. :thumbsup:
Can't think what put me in mind of buying it :rolleyes:
It's big isn't it?

Regards
Keith

Hehehe, 'Heyforditis' seems to be catching.  ;D

Yes, it's surprisingly big, and tall as well!

Am I the only one that thinks it's bloody ugly?? Even for the time period? Especially as HP built some real beauties in thier time.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Green Dragon on May 24, 2014, 02:59:54 pm
My Revell He111 is No.04377, the Hasegawa rebox. Pretty sure the ex Frog kit is listed as an H-4/H-6 but I've not built one. Have a couple of the Italeri kits in the stash and the only one I've built is an old Matchbox one.

I've got Heyforditis, have two Heyfords in the stash. Needed one for a kitbash, bid on two and won both.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 24, 2014, 05:10:18 pm
From ebay and via the Post man a Matchbox H.P. Heyford. :thumbsup:
Can't think what put me in mind of buying it :rolleyes:
It's big isn't it?

Regards
Keith

Hehehe, 'Heyforditis' seems to be catching.  ;D

Yes, it's surprisingly big, and tall as well!

Am I the only one that thinks it's bloody ugly?? Even for the time period? Especially as HP built some real beauties in thier time.

Probably not, but it's SO weird it fits in here a treat.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on May 25, 2014, 03:43:05 am
I've been to the Ballarat NNL today.
From the Swap & Sell (where I appeared to be the only person interested in the aircraft kits) the following stack of 1/72 kits for $40 the lot.
Pioneer 2 Yak 15
Italeri C119 G (or C - can't remember) Flying Boxcar.
Academy Stuka G2.  Mainly for the guns and spatted undercarriage.
And best of all an Airfix Fairey Rotodyne.  Scruffy box but bag unopened and decals intact.

On top of that from the silent auction I got a Revell Lancaster Mki/iii for $20
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Old Wombat on May 25, 2014, 06:27:28 am
I've been to the Ballarat NNL today.
From the Swap & Sell (where I appeared to be the only person interested in the aircraft kits) the following stack of 1/72 kits for $40 the lot.
Pioneer 2 Yak 15
Italeri C119 G (or C - can't remember) Flying Boxcar.
Academy Stuka G2.  Mainly for the guns and spatted undercarriage.
And best of all an Airfix Fairey Rotodyne.  Scruffy box but bag unopened and decals intact.

On top of that from the silent auction I got a Revell Lancaster Mki/iii for $20


Bargain! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 25, 2014, 07:54:38 am
An Airfix Fokker F. 27 "Troopship" for EUR 10,-. Consider it to be a bargain (without a real plan - even though I can imagine mating the wings with a Martin Marauder...?), for the stash.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on May 25, 2014, 06:12:05 pm
I've been to the Ballarat NNL today.
From the Swap & Sell (where I appeared to be the only person interested in the aircraft kits) the following stack of 1/72 kits for $40 the lot.
Pioneer 2 Yak 15
Italeri C119 G (or C - can't remember) Flying Boxcar.
Academy Stuka G2.  Mainly for the guns and spatted undercarriage.
And best of all an Airfix Fairey Rotodyne.  Scruffy box but bag unopened and decals intact.

On top of that from the silent auction I got a Revell Lancaster Mki/iii for $20


Bargain! :thumbsup:

T'was indeed.  I regret not snapping up more but restrained myself with thoughts of the Swamp & Smell at Model Expo in 2 weeks...

The Boxcar is a G and it's the Testors Boxing.  And i've found the thread for a certain persons Tiger rescue service...
The Rotodyne is the 1996 re-pop and has 2 pilots in airline uniform.
The Yak is tiny and very cute (in an ugly way) and just what I need for the early post war PDRV airforce.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on May 26, 2014, 01:50:23 am
From ebay 1/72 Matchbox Hawk 200 and A-4M Skyhawk
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 26, 2014, 04:23:21 am
A vintage Heller Starfighter in 1:72 for EUR 5,-.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: TallEng on May 26, 2014, 09:28:43 am
From HobbyLink Japan:
An Airfix Spitfire I/II (in case I want to do an earlier SwifTFire ;))
And a Airfix F-51 Mustang which might go asymmetric (if I can
Work out how Tophe drew it :rolleyes:) or
Join the RAF in SEAC colours (see Spinners Strike fighters)

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on May 26, 2014, 10:46:07 am
From HobbyLink Japan:
An Airfix Spitfire I/II (in case I want to do an earlier SwifTFire ;))
And a Airfix F-51 Mustang which might go asymmetric (if I can
Work out how Tophe drew it :rolleyes:) or
Join the RAF in SEAC colours (see Spinners Strike fighters)

Regards
Keith

You got Airfix kits sent from Japan to Germany ?  :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: TallEng on May 26, 2014, 11:53:48 am
It was cheaper than from the UK or Germany.

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on May 27, 2014, 02:15:52 am
Been trying to find "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" decals as this was applied to a real world aircraft for a promotion flight.
Instead I bought a batch of HP nail stickers. Thought of using the Dark Lord as nose art on a Lancaster.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on May 27, 2014, 02:35:38 am
Not exactly kits, but two Flying Gliders (with Power Prop!), a Spitfire and Hurricane naturally.

Charlotte (Daughter 1B) has been itching to make a model with Daddy and I found the answer, three garishly coloured bits of foam that vaguely look like an aircraft for 75p each.  Thankfully, they haven't changed a bit and I enjoyed them just as much as I did with my Dad.  Had great fun flying them round the garden and continuously patching them up with sticky tape until one had lost it's prop, happy days!  What surprised me is it was Chloe (Daughter 1A) who is very much into pink, princesses and ballerinas enjoyed it more than the tomboy 1B.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on May 27, 2014, 05:11:39 am
 What surprised me is it was Chloe (Daughter 1A) who is very much into pink, princesses and ballerinas enjoyed it more than the tomboy 1B.

Pink seems to be a favorite colour for many little girls Simon, (off topic and a short story) -- ever now and then we look after a friend's dog who they've had since it was a puppy. Their daughter 1A was given the job of giving her a name when she joined the family and as 'pink' was it then she named her 'Pinky' ----- the dog is a pure white (and now huge) Maremma    :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Old Wombat on May 27, 2014, 07:14:35 am
The Boxcar is a G and it's the Testors Boxing.  And i've found the thread for a certain persons Tiger rescue service...

Hope you enjoyed it & took some inspiration. ;)

Biggest problem I had with the Italeri kit was the undercarriage, which is very fragile & is now held together by more glue, of various types, than the rest of the model combined ... & a good splash of wishful thinking. :rolleyes:




(Actually, it's a wildlife rescue service. The build just happens to be of a plane painted in a tiger scheme, there are others - panda, cheetah, clouded leopard, bilby, etc.)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on May 27, 2014, 07:46:02 am

Biggest problem I had with the Italeri kit was the undercarriage, which is very fragile & is now held together by more glue, of various types, than the rest of the model combined ... & a good splash of wishful thinking. :rolleyes:


You could always get the Scale Aircraft Conversions replacement set:

http://www.scaleaircraftconversions.com/moreinfo.cfm?KIT=174

which is also available at Hannants

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SAC72011
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 27, 2014, 09:39:21 am
My RW AC-119K has stood up to quite a few years of shows, and being moved around in boxes with the gear holding up perfectly. I always thought it was quite strong, with all those bracing struts etc.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 27, 2014, 12:10:12 pm
Purchased from Uncle Frank earlier today:

Sword Lightning T4 (the spare markings are going on something else...)

AZ Spitfire IXc early
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Green Dragon on May 27, 2014, 03:39:57 pm
Two more arrivals which may be used for a Talk Like A Pirate Day build.
Airfix Arado Ar196
Matchbox Dornier Do18

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 28, 2014, 02:16:42 am
A Hasegawa 1:200 Space Shuttle arrived from Japan for a GB at phoxim.de.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on May 28, 2014, 10:25:26 am
Airfix 72nd scale

Hawker Typhoon IB
Bf109Bf109G-6

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 29, 2014, 01:27:49 am
picked it up from the post office as i was out when the postie called with the box containing....

4mm scale Judith Edge Etched Brass Kit for the LMS/BR class 503 electric multiple unit

its complex, quite a few things for it i have to source myself and i need to buy a soldiering iron, but it will look
good when [its a very long when] its finished.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on May 29, 2014, 01:51:18 am
Thanks Wombat & Kitnut.
I shall take your comments into consideration when I get to building this behemoth.  I did note you had wildlife rescue on the side Wombat but the paint & the size of the crates just said tiger.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on May 29, 2014, 03:36:14 am
From ebay, a box of 1/35th armoured train bits.

Rivetty greeblie fodder, basically... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 29, 2014, 05:34:10 am

4mm scale Judith Edge Etched Brass Kit for the LMS/BR class 503 electric multiple unit


There's only about three of us (maybe only two...) who have the faintest idea what you're talking about here Trevor.  ;D

What's it like quality wise? I've seen some good built-up examples of Judith Edge kits but never looked at a kit itself.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on May 29, 2014, 11:34:20 am
hhhmmm. just to show I occasionally pay attention when Kit has talked in the past and to what my father in law has said
4mm  = 4mm =1foot in real world.
LMS/BR   London midland Scottish ( lost, missing, strayed) / British Rail
Class 503 = type of train
EMU means that its multiple electric motors ( 1 or 2 on each part) and looks kind of like a coach with a glass front that the driver looks out of
Yes?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 29, 2014, 12:30:09 pm
hhhmmm. just to show I occasionally pay attention when Kit has talked in the past and to what my father in law has said
4mm  = 4mm =1foot in real world.
LMS/BR   London midland Scottish ( lost, missing, strayed) / British Rail
Class 503 = type of train
EMU means that its multiple electric motors ( 1 or 2 on each part) and looks kind of like a coach with a glass front that the driver looks out of
Yes?

Close counts  :thumbsup: but where did the 503s run?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on May 29, 2014, 12:51:14 pm
hhhmmm. just to show I occasionally pay attention when Kit has talked in the past and to what my father in law has said
4mm  = 4mm =1foot in real world.
LMS/BR   London midland Scottish ( lost, missing, strayed) / British Rail
Class 503 = type of train
EMU means that its multiple electric motors ( 1 or 2 on each part) and looks kind of like a coach with a glass front that the driver looks out of
Yes?

Close counts  :thumbsup: but where did the 503s run?

On rails  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on May 29, 2014, 01:28:07 pm
Thorvic, that's what I was going to say  :thumbsup:
Kit That im afraid ive no idea, I could google it but that's cheating to appear smarter than I am.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on May 29, 2014, 02:22:54 pm
Class 503 was an electrical power car, in layman's terms the front end of a carrige where the driver sits. They ran from Liverpool to West Kirby, Wirral and Mersey, New Brighton and Rock Ferry.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 29, 2014, 04:34:27 pm
Being REALLY JMN, the 503 Class was the whole train, driving car and the trailer cars as well.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 30, 2014, 04:52:44 am

[we were talking about the LMS/BR class 503 EMU etched brass kit in 4mm scale by judith edge]

um what a can of worms i opened here!  ;D but i have no regrets as this is most definately a model kit, mostly
etched brass but with some cast resin as well. the detail is pretty good and the etched brass very thin indeed.

mccolm is right. class 503's used to run on merseyside to various destinations. one set of three coaches escaped
the scrap man after withdrawal by BR in the 1980's. two of the coaches were preserved in coventry and one on merseyside. PR19_kit has probably seen the two coaches in coventry,  ;)

however, back to the more usual things for this thread, i've added to the stash....

1/72 Revell Rescue Boat - Seenotrettungsboat 'Walter Rose/Verena'. this has lots of wiff potential as its a small kit and looks quite like some of the ISU [inshore security unit] boats and the lifeboats [various classes] that the USN and USCG have in service currently. i foresee a RNLI, RAF marine branch and a USCG one being built as its that nice a kit i've ordered two more.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on May 30, 2014, 04:57:36 am
1/72 Revell Rescue Boat - Seenotrettungsboat 'Walter Rose/Verena'. this has lots of wiff potential as its a small kit and looks quite like some of the ISU [inshore security unit] boats and the lifeboats [various classes] that the USN and USCG have in service currently. i foresee a RNLI, RAF marine branch and a USCG one being built as its that nice a kit i've ordered two more.

ive seen that kit in the shops to, would make for a nice Belgian Navy rescueboat, or a Belgian Coast Guard vessel (in combination with a 1/72 SA365 in Belgian Coast Guard colors :)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on May 30, 2014, 10:07:40 am
Train noun
Moving linear ground target. Can be quite fast, but completely unmaneuverable. Best attacked crossways with RPs or lengthways with cannon. Bombing rails, junctions, bridges or tunnels ahead of the actual train can also yield good results.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: pyro-manic on May 30, 2014, 10:23:39 am
Or just let SouthWest Trains run it. It will remain stationary, and so be strategically worthless.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Green Dragon on May 30, 2014, 10:52:21 am
Two 1/72nd Airfix F-4's arrived today.
Douglas F4D-1 Skyray
McDonnell Douglas F-4B/C/D/E & J. Had to get the Phantom coz my last one kinda ...err.... exploded!

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on May 30, 2014, 11:33:00 am
A purchase from ebay arrived today

1 x 1/72 Airfix Super Etendard which will not stay as that as it will be donating its nose to a Jaguar, its wings and tail to a Hunter and then have several items donated to it such as the aforementioned Hunters wings and tail in all probability.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Green Dragon on May 31, 2014, 06:48:58 am
two more from ebay today.
Revell He115C-1 (ex Frog mould)
Nu-Bee Beriev Be 6
Both possibly for Talk Like A Pirate Day builds.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Chris Payne on May 31, 2014, 07:05:37 am
Just got back from a little drive out to Matt Bacons garage sale and came home with a few kits.

Hasegawa 1/48 F-16CJ (Block 50) and Falcon vacform canopy
Hasegawa 1/48 F-16DJ (Block 50) with resin saddle tanks and spine and Aeromaster Israeli decals
Hasegawa 1/48 F-16DJ (Block 52+) "Hellenic Air Force"
Revell 1/48 Canadair CL-13B Sabre Mk.6 (F-86F-40)

Cheers Matt. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Green Dragon on May 31, 2014, 07:16:01 am
Academy 1/48th US Navy CH/HH-46D Sea Knight just arrived by courier.
Think I only need the Marines Vietnam one for a full set.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: TallEng on May 31, 2014, 07:21:42 am
From HobbyLink Japan:

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae284/Tourjet/f2424fa622d0e3eb742d9118d7d49b97.jpg)

The ACE Combat 'Pumpkin Face' Tomcat F-14D ;D
It's the Hasagawa F-14D with the photo etch and no weapons :rolleyes:
Why? Im afraid I've always liked the Tomcat and this one was in The recent sale that Hobbylink
Had, even if postage was about a third of the overall cost (approx 20 euro, 8 of which are postage)
And it is a Very accurate? whiff in a box :thumbsup:

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: JayBee on May 31, 2014, 07:26:46 am
One wonders what it looks like with the wings swept forward.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on May 31, 2014, 07:30:52 am
off eBay another Fujimi F-4K Yellow Bird 2nd edition  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on June 01, 2014, 04:53:57 am
3 x 1/72nd Italeri A-26B Invaders, one being the early WW2 version .....just ordered 2 more as well.
Ordered 4 x 1/72nd Korean War Mustangs from Airfix. :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on June 01, 2014, 10:43:43 am
just back from partisan.
I got a pile of stuff
Force of arms 1:56 cent 5/2, some reporters and a platoon pack for 5ARA at Binh Ba in 69 the armor and tracks for this will be the next purchase, ( as will some op forces)
more Ainsty resin  the Temple set, more containers, and some ammo crates
Some black pyramid resin scenery ( a large summoning circle)
from crooked dice more fed sec troopers and the 3 new time travellers.
and from the Fenris stall the now oop statuesque  inigo wild, and original mei-lin mayfair, and a Aztec staue and a laser cut mdf micro comms tower array
my lovely wargaming wife got mdf buildings from 4ground ( a cabin and the lovely looking livery stable) and some heavy horses
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 01, 2014, 02:30:42 pm
From Wor Show

2 Matchbox Lightning T55s (to be RAF T4A or T5As)

2 Airfix Lightning F2A (half price so not turning that down)

1 Xtrakit Spitfire F.XII (getting rarer so not leaving that behind)

And an assorted box of Revell Hunter bits - someone had left it behind and it was found when we were clearing down.  Mainly the none airframe bits from the FGA9 kit, plus decals.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on June 02, 2014, 10:31:32 am
one new addition:

-Revell 1/72 AH-1W Super Cobra  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Chris Payne on June 02, 2014, 11:47:36 am
Met up with Thorvic at Bolton Services yesterday for a quick chat and a coffee.

I now have a Hasegawa 1/72 F-35A as well as a few resin TSR-2 bits and bobs for an ongoing project. Cheers Geoff. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 03, 2014, 01:52:57 am
A Smer F4U - primarily for the RNZAF decals of the kit, but the Corsair (or parts of it) should find a good use...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 03, 2014, 01:53:22 am
one 1/72 revell nieuport 28 C-1

well i think tha's what it is. either way its one of the a/c that eddie rickenbacker flew in WW1
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on June 03, 2014, 07:03:13 pm
1/72 Heller Canadair CL-415.
My last kit for this year.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Green Dragon on June 03, 2014, 07:49:52 pm
Four more arrivals on Monday.
Airfix FW190A mew tool
Hasegawa Mitsubishi Mu-2S
Hasegawa 1/48th S-61A Sea King in JMSDF Antarctic colours
Revell 1/144th Super Constellation Lufthansa

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 04, 2014, 06:50:53 am
From the Tyneside show

Airfix 1/72 Fairey Battle. This will be a 1940 Hendon Airshow "silver wings" build. Just need to find the 12 Sqd markings now.

Airfix 1/72 Spitfire MkI/IIa. I like the very early Spitfires and this one will swop transfers with the new tool Airfix Hurricane, so just a change of squadrons for both.

Some paints and tools
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on June 04, 2014, 11:51:05 am
Deliverd from ebay 1/72 Sword EF-10B SkyKnight and Fujumi E2-C Hawkeye
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Librarian on June 05, 2014, 03:58:22 am
More of a rebuilding my stash....Revell 1/48 FW190 & TA-154 Mistel from The Works, Romford £19.99. Probably get it cheaper but two superb Dragon kits for that price ;D ;D ;D. The day of return-to-modelling draws near, slowly getting my confidence back.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on June 05, 2014, 09:26:07 am
From Oxonian's via Ebay.

Valom Vickers Wellesley Mk I.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on June 05, 2014, 01:01:39 pm
From ebay 1/72 Revell/Monogram 1/72 RB-36H Peacemaker
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on June 05, 2014, 01:54:45 pm
Warren Kerfoot models is sadly closing on Sunday, Warren having found himself a proper job  :-\  Unfotunately, I didn't find out until most of the models had gone, but I did get a few things today:

Italeri 1/35th LVT-2 Amtrac
Italeri 1/35th LVT(A)-2 "Saipan"
Tamiya 1/35th M113
Tamiya 1/35th 3.7cm Flak 37 w/crew
Italeri 1/72nd 2 x Kubelwagens
Dapol 1/76th Shop and Flat
Dapol 1/76th Service Station
Pair of N-scale fork loaders which I think may scaleorama to 1/72nd weapon loaders

Might go back tomorrow for some scenic stuff.

The 1/35th scale stuff will be going on ebay.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 05, 2014, 03:20:29 pm
From Oxonian's via Ebay.

Valom Vickers Wellesley Mk I.

Do tell us what it's like please!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on June 05, 2014, 07:50:23 pm
From ebay 1/72 Revell/Monogram 1/72 RB-36H Peacemaker

 :thumbsup: :cheers: ;D
I'm jealous.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 06, 2014, 02:12:02 am
from A2Zee models in edinburgh....

3off 1/72 early lightning F.1/F.3 resin conversion set [for use with the newish airfix lightning F.2A]

absolutely lovely and very easy to use. these sets enable me to start my lightning T.4/T.5 conversion series of models. i'm just too tight-fisted to buy the new sword kits, but given i have three lightning T-bird vacform
fuselages hardly need to.

i also have the other two 1/72 revell rescue boats i ordered last week awaiting pickup at antics coventry.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 06, 2014, 02:35:01 am
From ebay 1/72 Revell/Monogram 1/72 RB-36H Peacemaker

 :thumbsup: :cheers: ;D
I'm jealous.


Rather even more jealous about the space you have to put (display?) it somewhere...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 06, 2014, 02:58:04 am
From ebay:
Collection of Spitfire wrecks and various bits of wreckage.

Most of it is old but I think I can do something with it.   
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on June 06, 2014, 03:59:43 am
From ebay 1/72 Revell/Monogram 1/72 RB-36H Peacemaker

 :thumbsup: :cheers: ;D
I'm jealous.


Rather even more jealous about the space you have to put (display?) it somewhere...  :rolleyes:

Display it?  I don't even have room to build one...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 06, 2014, 06:51:53 am
From Oxonian's via Ebay.

Valom Vickers Wellesley Mk I.

Do tell us what it's like please!

Yes, very interested in your views Martin.

Airfix 1/72 Fairey Battle. This will be a 1940 Hendon Airshow "silver wings" build. Just need to find the 12 Sqd markings now.


In looking through the various boxes of transfers I glanced through the post 1950 box, just to complete the search really, and found I had a rather nice Model Alliance sheet for Tornados. Included is a 12 Sqd example so although it's probably not the right style of squadron badge for the period it will be going on a Battle appearing at Hendon in 1940  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on June 06, 2014, 01:03:02 pm
From Hannants via Royal Mail, 1/72 ACE Grumman Guardian AF-2W and Amodel Yak-50
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on June 07, 2014, 03:14:56 pm
Hit Warren Kerfoot's for a load of scenic/building stuff before he closes tomorrow. I have various diorama ideas, but it's always hard to know exactly what you might need in advance isn't it?

Mixture of 1/76nd and N-gauge (1/148th)

Various Ladders
Various building and industrial fittings packs
Various cargo packs (drums, crates, gas cylinders etc...)
Pack of street lamps
Pack of vacuum pipes
Pallet truck & 4 pallets
Victorian photgrapher
Two old people on mobility scooters
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 08, 2014, 07:59:55 am
Two old people on mobility scooters

 :blink:

Prototype Daleks ?
Pension Wars 2020 to 2023, armed with rpg's and mg's ?

 ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on June 08, 2014, 02:15:56 pm
Good idea!! :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on June 08, 2014, 05:31:36 pm
Two old people on mobility scooters

 :blink:

Prototype Daleks ?
Pension Wars 2020 to 2023, armed with rpg's and mg's ?

 ;D

My Auntie has a mobility scooter, so I'm going to paint one of them up in her colours and give it to her... ;D

If I can find a 1/76th chequered-flag waver, I might do both of them having a race.... :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on June 08, 2014, 10:41:54 pm
Just back from Model Expo.  I resisted all the new stuff downstairs but at the swamp & smell upstairs got the following;

Airfix SM 79 (old red stripe box - decals are shot but that's not a problem)
Hasegawa Curtis Seagull
Hasegawa Grumman Mohawk
Super Model Fiat CR-32
Matchbox Curtis Helldiver (2 colour kit - decals shot but again not a problem)
Hasegawa US Air to Ground Missiles (incomplete but heck it was $2 and not much has been used)
A 1/76 tank kit box labelled "Aircraft Weapons" brimming with bombs, missiles, rocket pods & drop tanks ($5 & enough on it's own to equip zenrat's flying circus for the foreseeable future).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 09, 2014, 06:11:09 am
If I can find a 1/76th chequered-flag waver, I might do both of them having a race.... :wacko:

That's not to far from the truth. I swear some of them do that in Croydon's Whitgift Centre. Downright dangerous at times.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: pyro-manic on June 09, 2014, 09:04:24 am
Scooter jousting...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on June 09, 2014, 12:48:56 pm
after a decent quaterly bonus at work I treated myself to one rather large addition that arrived today.

From the Amodel stable via the big H

1/72nd scale Tupolev Tu-134 CrustyA (the Aeroflot boxing)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 09, 2014, 02:24:49 pm
From the Amodel stable via the big H

1/72nd scale Tupolev Tu-134 CrustyA (the Aeroflot boxing)

And what are you going to do with THAT then?  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on June 09, 2014, 02:43:19 pm
no that would be telling  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on June 10, 2014, 01:01:23 am
placed an order last night for the following kits :)

-Revell 1/144 AH-64D Apache
-Revell 1/144 Rafale-M
-Revell 1/144 SpaceShip two & White Knight two
-Revell 1/72 F-16AM "Orange Lion"
-Revell 1/72 Me P.1099B
-Condor 1/72 Heinkel He178 V1
-Dragon 1/144 SH-60F SeaHawk (2-pack)
-Trumpeter 1/144 YF-23
-Zvezda 1/144 Po-2/U2
-Zvezda 1/144 Henschel He126
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on June 10, 2014, 02:35:18 am
From ebay, bodyshell and wheels from a Tamiya 1/32nd scale Monster Bug.

Bodyshell for a mickey-take project I have in mind, wheels for the spares box, to go on some kind of sci-fi vehicle. They have thin-wall hollow rubber tires that compress really easily, so working a bit of weight into the vehicvle should get a very realistic effect.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on June 10, 2014, 04:38:47 am
after a decent quaterly bonus at work I treated myself to one rather large addition that arrived today.

From the Amodel stable via the big H

1/72nd scale Tupolev Tu-134 CrustyA (the Aeroflot boxing)

I did suggest a Modelsvit 1/72nd Tu-144 but I don't think even a bonus could make a kit of that price palatable ! :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 10, 2014, 05:04:39 am
Does anyone do a 72nd Il-62 VC-10ski?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McGreig on June 10, 2014, 05:48:29 am
Does anyone do a 72nd Il-62 VC-10ski?

Yes - HPH Models in the Czech Republic www.prodejonline.cz/1588/ (http://www.prodejonline.cz/1588/). It's kit number 72008L and costs 120 Euros. It has one piece fuselage and wings and I think that these are glass fibre/resin like the large Amodel kits.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 10, 2014, 06:08:47 am
no that would be telling  ;)

alternative VC-10ski type poffler perhaps?  ;D :o ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 10, 2014, 07:50:15 am
Does anyone do a 72nd Il-62 VC-10ski?

Yes - HPH Models in the Czech Republic www.prodejonline.cz/1588/ (http://www.prodejonline.cz/1588/). It's kit number 72008L and costs 120 Euros. It has one piece fuselage and wings and I think that these are glass fibre/resin like the large Amodel kits.

Thanks!  Very tempting....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on June 10, 2014, 09:49:35 am
Does anyone do a 72nd Il-62 VC-10ski?

Yes - HPH Models in the Czech Republic www.prodejonline.cz/1588/ (http://www.prodejonline.cz/1588/). It's kit number 72008L and costs 120 Euros. It has one piece fuselage and wings and I think that these are glass fibre/resin like the large Amodel kits.

Thanks!  Very tempting....
Likewise, as is the Tu 154.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on June 10, 2014, 10:31:09 am
A couple of Revell/Monogram 1/48th Hawker Typhoons :wub: :wub: :wub:

One Far East SEAC colours.... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on June 10, 2014, 07:04:11 pm
Airfix B-25H/J

Going to try and build it all tonite. Stay tuned !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 11, 2014, 06:50:42 am
Couple of transfer sheets from Hannants

Xtradecal sheet of RAF roundels for the 1920/1939 period

Modeldecal sheet for Hart variants. Covers 28 aircraft (not national markings). Was pointed towards this by Geoff aka EKFG as it has 12 Sqd on it for my Hendon display 1940 Battle. Given me a couple more ideas including a Defiant converted into a light/dive bomber. Fair the turret over and add internal bomb cells in the wings. Squadron badges and numbers are more then usefull for other projects as well  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on June 11, 2014, 07:48:52 am
Airfix B-25H/J

Going to try and build it all tonite. Stay tuned !

 :cheers:

Well, if you're going to do it while watching the final game of the Stanley Cup, you might f*&k it up
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on June 11, 2014, 09:55:05 am
lol I got a lot done last night watching a movie. It's true tho, when intense hockey is on I don't get much done !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 13, 2014, 03:01:00 am
A Hobby Boss Bf 109E trop., a Hasegawa Kyushu Shinden and a Tamiya Hs 129B, all in 1:72...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 13, 2014, 03:28:03 am
The Tamiya Hs 129 isn't theirs - it's the Italeri kit (also reboxed by Revell)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on June 13, 2014, 04:19:06 am
placed an order last night for the following kits :)

-Revell 1/144 AH-64D Apache
-Revell 1/144 Rafale-M
-Revell 1/144 SpaceShip two & White Knight two
-Revell 1/72 F-16AM "Orange Lion"
-Revell 1/72 Me P.1099B
-Condor 1/72 Heinkel He178 V1
-Dragon 1/144 SH-60F SeaHawk (2-pack)
-Trumpeter 1/144 YF-23
-Zvezda 1/144 Po-2/U2
-Zvezda 1/144 Henschel He126

delivered this morning :D
one thing to note about the Condor He178, the box says its 1/72, but in fact, its 1/48  :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 13, 2014, 04:40:03 am
The Tamiya Hs 129 isn't theirs - it's the Italeri kit (also reboxed by Revell)

Ah, good to know, thanks for the info. It was cheap, though...  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 13, 2014, 05:03:25 am
Tamiya have a deal with Italeri to rebox and market Italeri stuff in Japan.  Any such kits are for the Japanese market only but naturally, some escape into the wild. 

There's quite a few Hasegawa kits that are intended for the Japanese domestic market only but have also sneaked out - the jet Shinden being one of them.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 13, 2014, 07:04:03 am
Tamiya have a deal with Italeri to rebox and market Italeri stuff in Japan.  Any such kits are for the Japanese market only but naturally, some escape into the wild.  


Hannants sell them in the UK. Clearly marked as Italeri kits marketed by Tamiya. Must admit I can't quite get my brains around why unless it's because the Italeri boxings are no longer available ?

http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/index.php?product_category_id=&product_division_id=&manufacturer_id=8229&code=&product_type_id=all_aircraft_kits&scale_id=956&keyword_search=&setPerPage=25&currency_id= (http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/index.php?product_category_id=&product_division_id=&manufacturer_id=8229&code=&product_type_id=all_aircraft_kits&scale_id=956&keyword_search=&setPerPage=25&currency_id=)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on June 14, 2014, 05:56:17 am
I buy them from Hobby Link Japan.  Especially when they drop the price down to $7 each.
They might not say Italeri on the box but they clearly say made in Italy/boxed in Japan.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on June 14, 2014, 08:22:51 am
From Spreuebrothers a Mobius 1/4105 classic Battlestar Galactica  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 14, 2014, 02:17:19 pm
On layby with Uncle Frank:

RS Airspeed Envoy
Xtradecal Blenheim Mk I

There's a few other Blenheim sheets I'd like, one of which has a PRU Blenheim IV.  Which will do nicely for the Airfix one later in the year.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on June 14, 2014, 02:42:57 pm
Direct from our very own Renax, one Sharkit Douglas 1183C.

And via their own ebay listing, one Scatchaeronautics CASA CN 235 Persuader. (The Irish MPA version)
This was ordered two-three weeks ago, but as his kits are cast to order thats not bad a turn around for what I understand is a one man band.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 14, 2014, 03:43:58 pm
And via their own ebay listing, one Scatchaeronautics CASA CN 235 Persuader. (The Irish MPA version)
This was ordered two-three weeks ago, but as his kits are cast to order thats not bad a turn around for what I understand is a one man band.

Can you us a link to that please OGL? I've tried a ebay search on all possible words and it doesn't come up with anything.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on June 14, 2014, 03:46:53 pm
And via their own ebay listing, one Scatchaeronautics CASA CN 235 Persuader. (The Irish MPA version)
This was ordered two-three weeks ago, but as his kits are cast to order thats not bad a turn around for what I understand is a one man band.

Can you us a link to that please OGL? I've tried a ebay search on all possible words and it doesn't come up with anything.

Try here (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/jbegines11/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=) kit
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 14, 2014, 04:13:26 pm
Thank you kindly OGL, that DOES look good.  :thumbsup:

I'm seriously tempted as I was invited aboard one of the two IAC Persuaders at Fairford a few years ago. A VERY impressive aircraft and crew.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on June 14, 2014, 04:18:05 pm
Id say go fot it Kit. At those prices its a bargain for the amount of resin involved.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: rickshaw on June 15, 2014, 11:00:58 pm
Id say go fot it Kit. At those prices its a bargain for the amount of resin involved.

And the quality of the casting.  I have one of his CN-235 Persuaders as well - the Mexican one.  Very nice indeed.  Pity the instructions come in Spanish though.  He has kindly supplied me with a Google Translation which isn't too bad and he has pictures on his website of how to assemble the model, as well.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on June 16, 2014, 02:18:03 pm
Speaking of resin kits........................
Direct from Anigrand, one VFW-Fokker VAK-191B arrived this morning

And not speaking of resin.....................
Via the big H, one A Model Beechcraft 2000 Starship.

both 1/72nd scale
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on June 17, 2014, 08:34:36 am
Zvezda 1/35th...T-34/85 and a JS-2.
Both will become German.....

Revell 1/32nd Spitfire 22....it'll become an RAF abandoned wreck  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on June 17, 2014, 11:16:33 am
Arrived today from our very own Colin Freightdog and in 1/72 scale,

1 x Freightdog Corrected Harrier GR3 tail

1 x Freightdog Blue Eric ECM pod

Both of the above for a Falklands war Airfix Harrier GR3.

1 x High Planes Dassault Mirage 50EV nose and refuelling probe.

No idea what to do with this as I have no plans at the moment to build what its for  :blink:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on June 18, 2014, 03:40:47 am
Arrived today from Stormfront Models (i.e. Deathjester):

2 x 1/72nd scale ESCI Kamov Hokums (the whiff-in-a-box tandem seater) for £13 inc really quick postage.

I now have four Hokums and four of the equally gloriously innaccurate Havocs, so what to do with a fleet of non-existent helicopters? Paint them black and start making crop cricles maybe.........?  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on June 18, 2014, 04:13:03 am
while getting some modelling supplies (paint, maskingtape,...) i also got a revell 1/144 Airbus A320  :mellow:
and this afternoon, i also managed to get another Revell 1/72 Arado E.555, thinking of painting it in either Japanese or Italian markings  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on June 18, 2014, 11:10:46 am
Received from ebay today

1 x 1/72 FROG McDonnell Phantom F-4KorM. Mint in the box, bag not opened and even the box is in very good shape. Probably going to make the F-4(HL) version from this much to the horror of several JMN's no doubt.  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: proditor on June 18, 2014, 11:29:22 am
Via E-bay:

Tamiya Battle of Malaya set (all 1/700)
Battleship Prince of Wales
Battle Cruiser Repulse
E Class Destroyer (x2)
Australian Navy Destroyer HMAS Vampire

Skywave
1/700 Equipment for modern soviet navy (1) x2
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on June 18, 2014, 02:51:02 pm
Received from ebay today

1 x 1/72 FROG McDonnell Phantom F-4KorM. Mint in the box, bag not opened and even the box is in very good shape. Probably going to make the F-4(HL) version from this much to the horror of several JMN's no doubt.  :thumbsup:

Gondor

It would be easier to use the old Matchbox kit. Ive build three HL's so far using the Matchbox toom.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on June 18, 2014, 02:52:54 pm
It's what I have available and it was cheap.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on June 18, 2014, 02:55:30 pm
It's what I have available and it was cheap.

Gondor
have fun with it ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 19, 2014, 05:19:06 am
I now have four Hokums and four of the equally gloriously innaccurate Havocs, so what to do with a fleet of non-existent helicopters? Paint them black and start making crop cricles maybe.........?  ;)

why not do them as i think the indian AF did some of its earliest display alouette helos with mods to make them look a little like flying elephants in the 1960's?

as for the crop circles idea..... i like that one quite a bit. it would make a funny and interesting diorama.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on June 19, 2014, 11:07:00 am
It's what I have available and it was cheap.

Gondor
have fun with it ;D

I plan to, with a few upgrades from here and there of course.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on June 19, 2014, 01:17:03 pm
I now have four Hokums and four of the equally gloriously innaccurate Havocs, so what to do with a fleet of non-existent helicopters? Paint them black and start making crop cricles maybe.........?  ;)

why not do them as i think the indian AF did some of its earliest display alouette helos with mods to make them look a little like flying elephants in the 1960's?

as for the crop circles idea..... i like that one quite a bit. it would make a funny and interesting diorama.

Hah - seen that: thanks for reminding me.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Green Dragon on June 20, 2014, 08:29:25 am
From the HLJ sale:-
Kotobukiya 1/100th scale NERV VTOL Aircraft Yagr-N101 from Neon Genesis Evangelion

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: TallEng on June 20, 2014, 10:03:00 am
From that well known Liverpuddlian Retailer of Railway Requisits
All Airfix and all 1/72
2 x Lightning F2A (starter set boxing as it was £1:30 cheaper than the ordinary one) for more deal of the Century
Lightnings :thumbsup:
2 x Mustang (1 F-51 1 P-51) for a twin Mustang
1 x Spitfire 22
1 x Harrier Gr1 (going to join the AAC leaving 1 Sqn free for a proper fighter ;D)

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on June 20, 2014, 02:57:32 pm
1/72 Academy C-97A and Airfix D-Day Air Assault set
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 20, 2014, 06:22:31 pm
As the new Airfix Blenheim is supposedly out, I'm hoping to have one in my hands by the end of the day...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on June 22, 2014, 09:39:05 am
From Coventry Show today, where it was delightfully sunny and warm....

1/72nd Italeri F-117...to be pretty colours with pretty ladies, but USAF.
1/72nd Hasegawa F-16CJ...to be real USAF

1/48th Revell/Monogram Do335....not sure but Luftwaffe in some way.

1/35th LAV-150 with 90mm gun. This will be German.
 :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on June 22, 2014, 11:17:16 am
Stash additions from Coventry.

Italeri RF-4E
Bilek/Italeri F-4G
Heller SAAB J29 Tunnan.
Matchbox Priveteer.
Monogram Bearcat
Williams Bros C-46.

And from Combat Conversions
Lockheed Herculese W Mk-2 conversion (Two sets)
A conversion I have been wanting to do for years,now I can do it the easy way..................

Of the 4 W-2 sets Combat had on their stand, the sig accounted for 3.  I bagged no's 1 & 2, Mr Spackman claimed the 3rd.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 24, 2014, 07:07:13 am
Direct from Airfix, ordered yesterday (Monday morning and arrived at 2-00pm this afternoon (Tuesday)  :bow: two of the new tool Blenheim Mk I's

Looks very good on the sprues, lots of parts. The canopy is split horizontally but is at least split down the middle of a frame. The suggested breakdown and suggested construction method for the front end is interesting and whilst obviously done to facilitate the forthcoming Mk IV may well help to "get around" the joining of the canopy halves. They at least do not appear to be load bearing so you can be sparing with cement. The instruction sheet looks as though it will repay some carefull attention, which is something most of the latest Airfix kits have required given they have tried out some novel construction methods when compared to the way things have always been done.

Anyway 1 will be real world, not the box offering, but RAF sometime between Munich and Dec 39 whilst the other will be Belgian and may well have the 8 x 20pdr anti personnel bombs fitted to the rear fuselage as well as the 250lb's in the bomb bay.

I'll get started on this in the next few weeks

Forgot to mention the best part of this deal. I got the 2 kits for £14.96 including postage  ;D

I had a nice little discount voucher which expired end June so timing was perfect - thank you Airfix for the kits and the discount
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on June 24, 2014, 11:10:28 am
Received today from Ebay

1 x 1/72 Anigrand Sikorsky S-67, Not sure how to finish this, the Black overall with the yellow cheat line that comes in the box is tempting but so is Olive Green or whatever the colour is of an operational machine.

1 x 1/72 Trumpeter F-107A, Again I am undecided on the markings for this one, OOB markings wise probably although I will be trying to make the kit more accurate. For my Century series themed build of which I am only missing an F-103 and a F-109.

1 x 1/72 Frog F-4K/M, bought to convert into a different version as the fuselage was glued together and a ton of plasticine has been fitted into the forward fuselage  :blink: the canopy is missing as well but will not be a problem.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 25, 2014, 05:42:12 am
from the coventry show and elsewhere

1/72 matchbox HS125 [i'll convert this to a ECM variant]
1/72 hasegawa F-111D/F
1/72 hobbycraft DHC otter floatplane
1/72 esci CV-22
1/35 italeri M923A1 'big foot' truck
1/72 RoG F-16C 'solo turk' display a/c
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: deathjester on June 25, 2014, 12:23:47 pm
Received today from Ebay

1 x 1/72 Anigrand Sikorsky S-67, Not sure how to finish this, the Black overall with the yellow cheat line that comes in the box is tempting but so is Olive Green or whatever the colour is of an operational machine.

Gondor

Airwolf colour scheme!!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on June 25, 2014, 02:16:14 pm
2 of the new Airfix Blenhiem I's are now in my protective custody.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on June 26, 2014, 12:49:57 am
There's a cracking "build article" on the Blenheim I in the Airfix Magazine.

Meanwhile, I have sinned (well, I would have done if I believed in sin!!)

1/35th Tamiya Panther.....to be modded for a Panzer 46 whiff.
2 x 1/35th "snap together" M1A1 Abrams....to be whiffed for Panzer 46.
2 x 1/48th Monogram F-4C Phantoms.....you'll not believe what I'll be doing to one of them!!  :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Old Wombat on June 26, 2014, 02:55:50 am
2 x 1/48th Monogram F-4C Phantoms.....you'll not believe what I'll be doing to one of them!!  :wacko: :wacko:

Keep it clean! :blink:

Where's the mind bleach when you need it? :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on June 26, 2014, 05:12:28 am
Received today from Ebay

1 x 1/72 Anigrand Sikorsky S-67, Not sure how to finish this, the Black overall with the yellow cheat line that comes in the box is tempting but so is Olive Green or whatever the colour is of an operational machine.

Gondor

Airwolf colour scheme!!

Good one!

If you want something operational but colourful, how about a late eighties USMC machine in three colour camouflage?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on June 26, 2014, 05:28:10 am
....meanwhile, in Canada, we're still waiting for the fabric-winged Hurricane. Love this single-source routine already ! Maybe I should fire off a letter. Better yet, find out the facts and start a campaign  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on June 26, 2014, 06:06:35 am
And forgot to mention 2 x 1/72nd DH Vampire T.11s. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 26, 2014, 07:10:52 am
There's a cracking "build article" on the Blenheim I in the Airfix Magazine.


Yup, going to have a good read of it before I start building my two
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Army of One on June 26, 2014, 07:26:07 am
They are very complimentary about it......it does look great......
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on June 26, 2014, 11:01:12 am
Received today from Ebay

1 x 1/72 Anigrand Sikorsky S-67, Not sure how to finish this, the Black overall with the yellow cheat line that comes in the box is tempting but so is Olive Green or whatever the colour is of an operational machine.

Gondor

Airwolf colour scheme!!

Good one!

If you want something operational but colourful, how about a late eighties USMC machine in three colour camouflage?

USMC would fit with the troop carrying capability. I shall have to think about this as I was going to do US Army.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on June 26, 2014, 12:15:48 pm
Received today from Ebay

1 x 1/72 Anigrand Sikorsky S-67, Not sure how to finish this, the Black overall with the yellow cheat line that comes in the box is tempting but so is Olive Green or whatever the colour is of an operational machine.

Gondor

Airwolf colour scheme!!

Good one!

If you want something operational but colourful, how about a late eighties USMC machine in three colour camouflage?

USMC would fit with the troop carrying capability. I shall have to think about this as I was going to do US Army.

Gondor

Delta Force or USN Seals mixing Attack with Trooping roles  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 26, 2014, 11:29:31 pm
To my surprise a NIB Matchbox Provost at a reasonable price (EUR 5) on ebay, plus a very convenient leftover decal sheet from a Special Hobby kit that can be 100%ly used on whif projects (all three options!).

In the pipeline: a Heller Mirage F.1C and another Academy MiG-23 (yes, you know what that means  :wacko:)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on June 27, 2014, 06:09:21 am
I got some paint and an Airfix 1/76 Buffalo IV MLV.
I only bought it for the Jeep but following an examination and some research have some plans for an amphibious assault tank armed with a BFO gatling.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on June 27, 2014, 11:28:43 am
From Hornby I received

1 x 1/72 Airfix Avro Lancaster BI/BIII at a nice discount of 88.2%. To become a real world BVII

1 x 1/72 Airfix Bristol Blenheim Mk1 at a nice 80.32% discount. No idea what to do it as yet.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 27, 2014, 11:54:30 am
From Hornby I received

1 x 1/72 Airfix Avro Lancaster BI/BIII at a nice discount of 88.2%. To become a real world BVII

1 x 1/72 Airfix Bristol Blenheim Mk1 at a nice 80.32% discount. No idea what to do it as yet.

Gondor

Floats?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on June 27, 2014, 12:14:04 pm
Italeri 1/72nd F-104G/S  :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on June 28, 2014, 03:09:39 am
2 x 1/48 Monogram Do335  :wub: :wub: :wub:

2 x 1/72 Hasegawa M4A3E8 Shermans  :wub:
Italeri 1/72nd Su-152 SP guns(2 in box)
Italeri 1/72nd Panzer III (2 in box)

1/144 Revell BAe Typhoon
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Chris Payne on June 28, 2014, 03:31:20 am
Just arrived in the post today......

Revell 1/72 F-16C 'Tigermeet 2003' x4
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitbasher on June 28, 2014, 04:14:10 am
From AJ Aviation Publishing (AKA 'son of The Aviation Hobby Shop'), cheap second-hand Airfix Vigilante for whiffery.

I've always wanted an Airfix Vigi.  Now I have one.

BTW the shop - as a shop, I don't mean as a business - is a big improvement over the TAHS original.  More space, better layout, parking is easier, Jan and Tony just the same!

Great to have LHS back.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 28, 2014, 04:58:30 am
BTW the shop - as a shop, I don't mean as a business - is a big improvement over the TAHS original.  More space, better layout, parking is easier, Jan and Tony just the same!

Great to have LHS back.

That's good to know. I found the original shop very difficult to navigate. I may well take the train down that way one sunny summer's day
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 28, 2014, 06:25:53 am
Just won on ebay:
Provance Moulage Aston Martin DB7 Coupe.  It'll go with the one I won a few years back that I'm too afeared to do in case I knack it and can't get another.

From Fenwicks
Airfix Blenheim mk I
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on June 28, 2014, 07:58:10 am
one space 1999 eagle, 
and a monogram f4c phantom 1:48 will need UK bombs and UNIT roundels.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on June 29, 2014, 07:08:21 pm
...1 x 1/72 Airfix Bristol Blenheim Mk1 at a nice 80.32% discount. No idea what to do it as yet...

Floats?

Once again - mind reading!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 30, 2014, 01:23:56 am
 :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on June 30, 2014, 04:45:43 am
...1 x 1/72 Airfix Bristol Blenheim Mk1 at a nice 80.32% discount. No idea what to do it as yet...

Floats?

Once again - mind reading!


I'm ahead of you there --

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Misc%20Photos/BristolBolingbrokeFloatplane001.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/Misc%20Photos/BristolBolingbrokeFloatplane001.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 30, 2014, 05:07:52 am
Single float? Nice!

Btw: just got hands on a 1/100 Macross TACTICAL POD REGULT MISSILE CARRIER - I suppose that noooen knows what that is, but I had an itch to build one or two mechas...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: scooter on June 30, 2014, 05:26:53 am
Single float? Nice!

Btw: just got hands on a 1/100 Macross TACTICAL POD REGULT MISSILE CARRIER - I suppose that noooen knows what that is, but I had an itch to build one or two mechas...  :rolleyes:

<- Does  :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 30, 2014, 06:28:38 am
Bob, if you're going to use the old Airfix Blenheim, you may want to think about chopping a Beaufighter for the tail surfaces.  The Airfix one is flat.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on June 30, 2014, 10:27:47 am
Single float? Nice!

Well that is one of the two floats that the Bolingbroke (Canadian Blenheim) got fitted out with   ;) , they are huge compared to the fuselage.  Mind you, it's not a very good photo of it because it doesn't show the near edge of the top very well so makes it look too big,  I've got a really good 3-View of it which John Adams gave me

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Misc%20Photos/PL-140864.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/Misc%20Photos/PL-140864.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on June 30, 2014, 10:31:31 am
Bob, if you're going to use the old Airfix Blenheim, you may want to think about chopping a Beaufighter for the tail surfaces.  The Airfix one is flat.

I don't follow Lee
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on June 30, 2014, 11:33:43 am
From ebay today

1 x 1/72 Hasegawa He 111 H-6 which is indeed the same as the Revell He 111 H-6. To be Romanian I think.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 30, 2014, 01:23:35 pm
Bob, if you're going to use the old Airfix Blenheim, you may want to think about chopping a Beaufighter for the tail surfaces.  The Airfix one is flat.

I don't follow Lee

Ye olde Airfix Blenheim - the tail surfaces are flat, they have no aerofoil section, so replace the entire tail with one from the old Airfix Beaufighter.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on June 30, 2014, 03:56:58 pm
Bob, if you're going to use the old Airfix Blenheim, you may want to think about chopping a Beaufighter for the tail surfaces.  The Airfix one is flat.

I don't follow Lee

Ye olde Airfix Blenheim - the tail surfaces are flat, they have no aerofoil section, so replace the entire tail with one from the old Airfix Beaufighter.

Thanks for the tip Lee
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 01, 2014, 06:36:00 am
Single float? Nice!

Well that is one of the two floats that the Bolingbroke (Canadian Blenheim) got fitted out with   ;) , they are huge compared to the fuselage.  Mind you, it's not a very good photo of it because it doesn't show the near edge of the top very well so makes it look too big,  I've got a really good 3-View of it which John Adams gave me

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Misc%20Photos/PL-140864.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/Misc%20Photos/PL-140864.jpg.html)

Something odd with this photo ? The float farthest away looks quite a bit shorter ? And it's not the angle of the aircraft to the viewer because it isn't that great. Or is it me ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 01, 2014, 06:53:51 am
Something odd with this photo ? The float farthest away looks quite a bit shorter ? And it's not the angle of the aircraft to the viewer because it isn't that great. Or is it me ?

It's called perspective Chris...........  ;D

Plus the pic is taken quite close to the wingtip using a wide angled lens too.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 02, 2014, 07:16:46 am
Something odd with this photo ? The float farthest away looks quite a bit shorter ? And it's not the angle of the aircraft to the viewer because it isn't that great. Or is it me ?

It's called perspective Chris...........  ;D


I know that, it just looks far to big a difference to me. The front of the floats are not "out" by as much as the rear of the floats would appear to be ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Green Dragon on July 02, 2014, 10:04:09 am
Single float? Nice!

Btw: just got hands on a 1/100 Macross TACTICAL POD REGULT MISSILE CARRIER - I suppose that noooen knows what that is, but I had an itch to build one or two mechas...  :rolleyes:

<- Does  :cheers:

Been wanting a Regult for years, saw one on ebay but they wanted nearly £50 for the1/100th kit. no way I'm paying that much!

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on July 02, 2014, 10:42:50 am
Something odd with this photo ? The float farthest away looks quite a bit shorter ? And it's not the angle of the aircraft to the viewer because it isn't that great. Or is it me ?

It's called perspective Chris...........  ;D


I know that, it just looks far to big a difference to me. The front of the floats are not "out" by as much as the rear of the floats would appear to be ?

They are the same size Chris --

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Misc%20Photos/PL-140863_zps8d515dfb.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/Misc%20Photos/PL-140863_zps8d515dfb.jpg.html)

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Old Wombat on July 02, 2014, 11:25:02 am
Something odd with this photo ? The float farthest away looks quite a bit shorter ? And it's not the angle of the aircraft to the viewer because it isn't that great. Or is it me ?

It's called perspective Chris...........  ;D


I know that, it just looks far to big a difference to me. The front of the floats are not "out" by as much as the rear of the floats would appear to be ?

Actually, Chris, it's the other way 'round, the front of the floats have a larger separation than the rear of the floats. This is because the photo is taken from a little back from the centre line of the wing, so that the rear float struts are aligned.

:cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on July 02, 2014, 01:23:53 pm
The Bolingbroke was equipped with Edo floats, the closest I could find for it are some 1/48 DHC Otter floats but I've had to shorten and slim them down to the 3-View drawing.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 03, 2014, 02:04:39 am
A Matchbox SA.365 Dauphin, an Italeri EH-101 "Cormorant" SAR helicopter and a vintage Smer Dewoitine D.510, all in 1:72.

Also watching out for a Macross "Regult" Tactical Pod in 1:100, but these are hard to find (at reasonable prices).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 03, 2014, 06:43:07 am
Something odd with this photo ? The float farthest away looks quite a bit shorter ? And it's not the angle of the aircraft to the viewer because it isn't that great. Or is it me ?

It's called perspective Chris...........  ;D


I know what I meant, the problem is nobody else did  ;D ;D ;D

I can see they are the same in the head on shot Robert, thanks for that. Regardless of my eye sight it's interesting to see how large the floats are....same size as well  :rolleyes: :rolleyes:




I know that, it just looks far to big a difference to me. The front of the floats are not "out" by as much as the rear of the floats would appear to be ?

Actually, Chris, it's the other way 'round, the front of the floats have a larger separation than the rear of the floats. This is because the photo is taken from a little back from the centre line of the wing, so that the rear float struts are aligned.

:cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on July 03, 2014, 10:49:27 am
As a divination to the thread drift, I received today from ebay

1 x 1/72 scale Microscale Decal set 72-0107 F-102 Delta Dagger, 317 FIS, California and Wisconsin ANG

Ideal for adding to whiff Century series aircraft

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on July 04, 2014, 10:36:17 am
Another addition from ebay

1 x 1/72 Fujimi Royal Collection Alcock & Brown Phantom FGR2

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on July 04, 2014, 11:09:52 am
I did wonder if it might be you I was bidding against ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on July 04, 2014, 01:30:12 pm
I did wonder if it might be you I was bidding against ;D

It was still a decent price that I got it for, much higher and I would have let it go.

Might do it in desert camo just like on Spinners thread, but then again I might not.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Army of One on July 04, 2014, 03:41:59 pm
Said I wasn't gonna buy any models recently.....but gave in today to the £9.99 REVELL 1/144 Bear D.....what a spanking kit....might get another.....not all thirsty little jets you know.....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 04, 2014, 08:20:15 pm
Another addition from ebay

1 x 1/72 Fujimi Royal Collection Alcock & Brown Phantom FGR2

Gondor

Nice one Alastair, that's a LOVELY kit!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on July 04, 2014, 10:44:48 pm
Another addition from ebay

1 x 1/72 Fujimi Royal Collection Alcock & Brown Phantom FGR2

Gondor

Nice one Alastair, that's a LOVELY kit!  :thumbsup:

I agree Kit. It's the second boxing I have of the Alcock & Brown aircraft, the other not being the Royal version with the photo etch and white metal. The other Royal kit I have is the 25th Anniversary FGR.1 in Raspberry Ripple. The main thing is that its a Fujimi Phantom and from the second batch with the more correct detail.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 05, 2014, 01:20:51 am
I didn't know there WERE two versions, I'll have to check on mine and see which one it is.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: TallEng on July 05, 2014, 09:10:35 am
From my local (Dutch) toy shop because they were half price
And it would have been rude not to  :rolleyes: 2 x RoG Hunter FGA.9's which takes
The stash total to 10 ;D

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on July 05, 2014, 09:52:35 am
I didn't know there WERE two versions, I'll have to check on mine and see which one it is.

Ask Thorvic, he knows which versions are the better ones, I think its the one with the higher Range Number, such as H-17 as opposed to H-8.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on July 06, 2014, 01:10:56 pm
from Bovington tank museum
both Emhar 1:35 a MkA Whippet   and a MkV Hermaphrodite ( more expressive than the base Mkv male or female but means I can build it as any of the 3 versions)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: pyro-manic on July 06, 2014, 03:17:27 pm
I live just down the road from Bovvie. :) How do you rate it since the revamp?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on July 06, 2014, 03:22:17 pm
I live just down the road from Bovvie. :) How do you rate it since the revamp?

Going there tomorrow to see what its like, looking forward to seeing the odds n sods in the restoration hall as thats the stuff thats up our street
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on July 07, 2014, 04:22:18 am
as I base my impressions from the 1st time I visited, its hard to say Pyro,  its better laid out,   better lit and has more stuff, but I was 8-10  the 1st time I went with my dad, an older cousin and grandfather and it was far more compact and everything was much more "together".  the fact that just a bought everything is now walk round able is brill, the vehicles look more looked after and nearly all give the impression that they are a "key turn" from working.  The shop is much better than the last time I visited ( around 2 -3 years ago) and when I mentioned this the staff said that they'd recently had a new manager ( who's deffo doing stuff right),  the food was good, reasonably priced and the restaurant was smart,  due to the amount of time to get home I didn't get a chance to visit the  restoration hall, id have loved to,  but at 5+ hours drive back it wasn't a possibility to wait till mid afternoon till it opened.   
I  hope that it keeps up the slow expansion and good effect, a I think  that some of the more experimental stuff deserves showing and id like to see more of other country's stuff on display.
but some of the best bits are still there  the sectioned Centurion for starters, which after you've walked round the display ones, shows how cramped the interior of a "working" tank is, and the shell display in front of a large number of the tanks gives a good idea of the gun / shell evolution of the tank.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 07, 2014, 07:09:53 am
liberated at the fantastic RAF Waddington Airshow yesterday.....

2x 1/72 cyber-hobby SH-3G 

and liberated from elsewhere....

1 1/72 airfix Su-27 flanker
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on July 07, 2014, 09:12:31 am
At Staffordshire Moorlands....1/48th HobbyBoss Ta-152C  :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on July 08, 2014, 11:33:08 am
My stash was increased by a few items from ebay today,

A set of 1/72 Paragon F-4 Flaps

A set of 1/72 Paragon F-4S Inboard Extended Slats Corrected Outboard Slats

A 1/72 NATO refueling Probe

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on July 08, 2014, 02:46:39 pm
a pair of AZ Spitfire Tr9 trainers arrived today from Poland via Ebay.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on July 09, 2014, 04:16:53 am
Some Hello Kitty rubbers and stickers... :o :o :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 09, 2014, 07:11:44 am
Found a cheap Hobby Boss Brewster Buffalo in 1:72 - consider either a whiffy Belgian or even French aircraft, preferrence is the latter (Curtiss SBC style, before these aircraft ended up with the RAF).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on July 09, 2014, 11:15:08 am
From The Works, Revell 1/72nd AB-212/UH-1N.

Cheers to Nils for informing me that these sprues also have the AB-412 4-bladed rotor parts on them. I'd been holding out for a 412 to cannibalise for it's rotor but no need now. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on July 10, 2014, 02:15:37 pm
via ebay

one Skybirds 86 Supermarine Scimitar.
Turns out the seller was none other than Gary Wenko, A good friend and leader of the Japanese SIG
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 10, 2014, 04:09:51 pm
via ebay

one Skybirds 86 Supermarine Scimitar.
Turns out the seller was none other than Gary Wenko, A good friend and leader of the Japanese SIG

That's pretty rare these days OGL, but a magnificent, and complex kit.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 11, 2014, 02:10:17 am
Didn't you get my last one, Kit?

Much prefer his resin Hunters.  The T7 is particularly rare and a lovely kit.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 11, 2014, 03:15:30 am
After long search and patience for a reasonable offer I  have finally been able to get my hands on an Airfix OV-10D. The kit itself is rather crappy, but I am after the NOGS version (prototype). Might end up as a kitbash with an Academy OV-10D, which is a decent kit, mixing the best of both worlds...

Also hunted down a 1:35 "Powered Armor" from the Crusher Joe anime series in Mexico. One of those early 80ies "real robot" kits that has potential for something serious - I might modify it to match with my vast Dorvack PA collection, as a prototype.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 11, 2014, 03:36:22 am
After long search and patience for a reasonable offer I  have finally been able to get my hands on an Airfix OV-10D. The kit itself is rather crappy, but I am after the NOGS version (prototype). Might end up as a kitbash with an Academy OV-10D, which is a decent kit, mixing the best of both worlds...

well done ;D

 istr, that for sometime the airfix kit was one of a very few sources of hellfire missiles, but that has all
changed now. talking of which combat aircraft monthly has pictures of the latest program an OV-10 was
involved in, by the name of combat dragon II. two OV-10D from AMARC were temp' restored to flight for sensor
testing in the US this summer [or last].
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 11, 2014, 04:43:07 am
Didn't you get my last one, Kit?

Much prefer his resin Hunters.  The T7 is particularly rare and a lovely kit.

I have indeed Lee, that's how I know it's so magnificent and complex.  ;D One day I'll build it, when I have a spare year anyway.....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on July 12, 2014, 03:57:08 am
just got back from a rumage-sale in my old neighbourhood.
and for €2.50 i managed to pick up a revell 1/144 AH-64D Longbow Apache (+ paint, glue,...)  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitbasher on July 12, 2014, 04:18:48 am
a pair of AZ Spitfire Tr9 trainers arrived today from Poland via Ebay.

So how much cheaper was that than, say, ordering from Hannant, MArtin?  Serious question.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitbasher on July 12, 2014, 04:21:02 am
Much prefer his resin Hunters.  The T7 is particularly rare and a lovely kit.

Weren't they the ones being sold off at the Aeroclub stand at Telford last year?  Would have been tempted had I not already got a Revell Hunter plus Odd & Ordnance T7 vconversion in the loft.

Have you built the T7 yet?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on July 12, 2014, 04:24:28 am
a pair of AZ Spitfire Tr9 trainers arrived today from Poland via Ebay.

So how much cheaper was that than, say, ordering from Hannant, MArtin?  Serious question.

£9.99 each plus £3.50 shipping from this guy (http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/bob271259?_trksid=p2047675.l2559)

compared to £12.99 plus shipping from the big H

Ive used the polsh trader a fair few times now, and always had good service.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitbasher on July 12, 2014, 04:44:43 am
a pair of AZ Spitfire Tr9 trainers arrived today from Poland via Ebay.

So how much cheaper was that than, say, ordering from Hannant, Martin?  Serious question.

£9.99 each plus £3.50 shipping from this guy (http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/bob271259?_trksid=p2047675.l2559)

compared to £12.99 plus shipping from the big H

I've used the Polish trader a fair few times now, and always had good service.

Good to know, thanks Martin.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 12, 2014, 10:13:28 am
Much prefer his resin Hunters.  The T7 is particularly rare and a lovely kit.

Weren't they the ones being sold off at the Aeroclub stand at Telford last year?  Would have been tempted had I not already got a Revell Hunter plus Odd & Ordnance T7 vconversion in the loft.

Have you built the T7 yet?

Yes and whilst I did some test fitting, that's as far as I'm going with it for now.  I also have his early single seat Hunter.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: silverwindblade on July 13, 2014, 11:55:45 am
Italeri ES-3 Shadow and Revell AH-64 Apache purchased while at RIAT. Also got a 1/72 Airfix Skyhawk as an early birthday gift. Not my scale, but I'm not going to complain when it's a present from a friend :)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 14, 2014, 02:28:24 am
one of the re-decalled airfix Me-109 G-6's, as it has swiss markings.

i think these markings will look better on a Spitfire IX.....

have also switched the version of milliput i use to standard, with much more success. 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McGreig on July 14, 2014, 06:31:51 am
compared to £12.99 plus shipping from the big H

Are you sure? The Tr.8 and Tr.9 are on Hannants website at £9.40 and they had them at Duxford on Sunday at that price, along with the (much more interesting :wacko:) Soviet Mk.IX UTI
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: proditor on July 14, 2014, 08:48:21 am
Kokoda Trail Models via Shapeways.

1/700 Modern Naval Weapons Pack (Includes a ton of stuff.  I'm hoping the 3D printed stuff is roughly as good as the Skywave sets)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on July 14, 2014, 02:28:19 pm
From ebay, all 1/72 Italeri Mil-24 Hind D/E, Hasegawa F-20 Tigershark Combo and Academy F-117A
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on July 14, 2014, 02:49:53 pm
compared to £12.99 plus shipping from the big H

Are you sure? The Tr.8 and Tr.9 are on Hannants website at £9.40 and they had them at Duxford on Sunday at that price, along with the (much more interesting :wacko:) Soviet Mk.IX UTI

I stand corrected, if only they had any left in stock :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 14, 2014, 03:36:17 pm
Not my fault, guv!  My order is on hold for the time being.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 15, 2014, 12:29:44 am
Also found a cheap Academy OV-10D in South Korea (free shipment) in 1:72 that will become the basis for the NOGS conversion with donation parts from the Airfix kit. Not certain if it will become the prototype (which already looks cool...) or a more whiffy service aircraft?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 15, 2014, 01:58:23 am
"Night Observation & Gunship System" - the OV-10D with the gatling turret under ist belly (instead of the stub wings).  ;D

(http://www.scaleaero.com/OV-10D_155395_FB_2a.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on July 15, 2014, 05:15:05 am
"Night Observation & Gunship System" - the OV-10D with the gatling turret under ist belly (instead of the stub wings).  ;D

(http://www.scaleaero.com/OV-10D_155395_FB_2a.jpg)

I've got a kit of that in the stash -- 1/72 too

This one ---

http://www.scalemates.com/products/product.php?id=168186
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on July 15, 2014, 06:58:22 am
Hobby Boss Easy Kit 1/72 Dornier Do.335 Pfeil Heavy Fighter
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on July 15, 2014, 09:05:43 am
Im Back!  :mellow:

yesterday, me and my GF went on a trip to Sluis (The Netherlands, just over the border).
and i managed to get some great stash additions.

-Italeri 1/72 Mig-37 Ferret
-Revell 1/72 FW Flitzer (found a store with a large stock of them at discount prices)
-Revell 2 x 1/144 Puma HC.1 (old Desert Storm boxing)
-revell 1/144 Eurofighter Typhoon twin-seater (new boxing with Taurus and Storm Shadow missiles)
-Revell 1/200 Hermann Mearwede SAR vessel
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 16, 2014, 07:05:07 am
I've got a kit of that in the stash -- 1/72 too

This one ---

http://www.scalemates.com/products/product.php?id=168186

I was not aware that there was any other OOB kit of the OV-10D NOGS? But it looks vintage - I might assume that is just as... rustic as the Airfix offering? Or is it even the same?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on July 16, 2014, 08:59:31 am
I've got a kit of that in the stash -- 1/72 too

This one ---

http://www.scalemates.com/products/product.php?id=168186

I was not aware that there was any other OOB kit of the OV-10D NOGS? But it looks vintage - I might assume that is just as... rustic as the Airfix offering? Or is it even the same?

It's quite possible it is the old Airfix Bronco, but modified.  I'll try to find it again and have a look at the parts for you, take some photos of it.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: JayBee on July 16, 2014, 09:17:42 am
As it is MPC it is almost certainly ex-Airfix.
Hasegawa also did a boxing of their old A model as a D, but the only change they made was a white metal casting of the longer nose, a handy adition as the Bronco needs a LOT of nose weight in a very small space.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on July 16, 2014, 09:30:01 am
Made my first order yesterday from WestCoastHobby.com

AZ Models AH-1 Cobra Joypack, and the Sword Lightning T.5.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on July 16, 2014, 10:17:22 am
Admiral 1/72 Seafire 1B
Xtradecal Seafire decals
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on July 16, 2014, 10:46:49 am
Received today from ebay

1 x Airfix 1/72 Lancaster BI/III for a very good price with Free P&P too  :thumbsup: I think that so far the two BI/III's I have got must have cost me the price of about one at retail prices  ;D

From the big H

KORA 1/72 TER & MER racks, Mk. 82 Snakeye bombs for  F-4D or F-111 (Will be used an an F-111A)

HI-Decal 1/72 MiG-27/23BN decals

HI-Decal 1/72 F-4E/F-4ETM/RF-4ETM decals

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on July 16, 2014, 12:02:32 pm
Got the shipping quote....$18.00 plus $8 in taxes making my 45 dollar order almost 70 ! Might back off....what a shame postage is such a rip off.

 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 16, 2014, 11:50:30 pm
Got hands on a cheap Revell X-32 in 1:72 - will probably end up as donation kit for at least two mash-up projects...  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on July 17, 2014, 12:47:40 am
Got hands on a cheap Revell X-32 in 1:72 - will probably end up as donation kit for at least two mash-up projects...  :wacko:

You could try makfing it into the F-32 as thats quite a bit of kit bashing!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 17, 2014, 01:01:44 am
Nah, the kit lose single parts like its wings, the air intake or its cockpit to other projects - even though a conversion into a Royal Navy aircraft should look nice...  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on July 17, 2014, 04:09:39 am
Got the shipping quote....$18.00 plus $8 in taxes making my 45 dollar order almost 70 ! Might back off....what a shame postage is such a rip off.

 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Ouch.
IME Canadian shipping costs are cheap compared to getting stuff from the US.  To here anyway.
But maybe that's because your post office will still send packages on ships.  Something the USPS (and Australia Post for that matter) seem to not want to do anymore.
Getting models sent by sea is great because they take so long to arrive you've forgotten you bought them and it's like getting a present.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on July 17, 2014, 04:25:58 am
2 new additions

-Revell 1/72 Messerschmitt Me262
-Revell 1/144 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on July 17, 2014, 04:26:12 am
Getting models sent by sea is great because they take so long to arrive you've forgotten you bought them and it's like getting a present.

I like it !

 :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on July 17, 2014, 05:58:01 am
Got hands on a cheap Revell X-32 in 1:72 - will probably end up as donation kit for at least two mash-up projects...  :wacko:

Got the Italeri boxing of that only a short time ago.  That is one butt-ugly aircraft ---

I got it because I've been told the canopy used on the real thing was an AV-8B canopy and as I've manage to break about four of my Airfix ones (which are too wide across the base so when you try to squeeze it to fit the fuselage  -- SNAP!), so thought I could make a mould and bash some replacements.  Problem is, it's even bigger  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: JayBee on July 17, 2014, 06:04:39 am
Got hands on a cheap Revell X-32 in 1:72 - will probably end up as donation kit for at least two mash-up projects...  :wacko:

Got the Italeri boxing of that only a short time ago.  That is one butt-ugly aircraft ---


The X-32 was, in certain circles, deemed to be one of the most potent air - air fighters around. Why?
Well as soon as your opponent saw you he would be helpless with laughter for at least a minute giving you time to get in that killing shot.  :blink: :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 17, 2014, 07:23:19 am
added to the stash.....

1/35 tamiya Chieftain Mk5 MBT

and for different reasons i too am VERY, VERY hacked off with postal charges.  :banghead: :banghead: its
amazing how annoying our respective country's mail systems can be to many and varied whiffers.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on July 17, 2014, 07:43:55 am
just placed an order for additional decals at DACO Products

-Skyline Decals 1/144 787-8 TUI-/Arke-/Jetair fly decals (for the revell 787 i got this morning)
-1/72 Belgian Spitfire Mk.9/14 decals (whiff fodder, these will go great on other aircraft, like a P-51D  :mellow:)
-1/72 F-84f Thunderstreak serials/codes decals
-1/72 Belgian Army Vehicle decals (for Armour, modern vehicles,... would go great on revell's new GTX Boxer, or Hummers,....)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 17, 2014, 08:07:21 am
-1/72 Belgian Spitfire Mk.9/14 decals (whiff fodder, these will go great on other aircraft, like a P-51D  :mellow:)

THAT sounds sexy...  :ph34r:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 17, 2014, 08:31:17 am
-1/72 Belgian Spitfire Mk.9/14 decals (whiff fodder, these will go great on other aircraft, like a P-51D  :mellow:)

THAT sounds sexy...  :ph34r:

these belgian markings would look equally good on a prop' engined Corsair [of a similar variant to that the FAA used] i reckon. matter of fact belgian roundels look good on many wiffs!  :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 18, 2014, 05:09:23 am
Yup, they add some unusual colors.

A Belgian Navy Corsair?  :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 18, 2014, 06:58:00 am
Yup, they add some unusual colors.

A Belgian Navy Corsair?  :blink:

Now that's a thought  :thumbsup: I have some Aeronvale sheets where the anchor is supplied as a separate item and I have some Belgian post war roundels. Corsairs ? To many to shake a lambs tail at  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 18, 2014, 07:04:20 am
Now that's a thought  :thumbsup: I have some Aeronvale sheets where the anchor is supplied as a separate item and I have some Belgian post war roundels.

THAT sounds like a plan...  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on July 18, 2014, 10:26:48 am
From ebay today

1 x 1/144 BRAZ Models SVC-10 Conversion Kit

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 18, 2014, 12:01:03 pm
From ebay today

1 x 1/144 BRAZ Models SVC-10 Conversion Kit

Gondor

I'd like to hear how you get on with that Alastair. I've looked at the conversion a few times, but I still have a Welsh Models vacform Super VC10 in The Loft.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: darthspud on July 18, 2014, 12:03:26 pm
Revell Halifax from Amazon for a good price and alternate marking decals from Hannants.
Might do a real world 10 Sqn as I've discovered my great uncle served with them in the middle east during WWII
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: pyro-manic on July 18, 2014, 12:44:15 pm
A very, very cheap Airfix Harrier GR.1 starter set from my local branch of The Works, which is closing down.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on July 18, 2014, 12:57:01 pm
Quote
A very, very cheap Airfix Harrier GR.1 starter set from my local branch of The Works, which is closing down

Possibly rude to ask, but how cheap? :unsure:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on July 18, 2014, 01:05:09 pm
From ebay a 1/72 Italeri EF-111A Raven and Ace Martin AM-1 Mauler. Also 1/144 Tu-134A - described as 1/72 on sellers description. Considered returning for refund, but I have to pay the postage :angry:, so may keep and scalorama as a biz jet
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: pyro-manic on July 18, 2014, 01:08:58 pm
Quote
A very, very cheap Airfix Harrier GR.1 starter set from my local branch of The Works, which is closing down

Possibly rude to ask, but how cheap? :unsure:


£3.50!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on July 18, 2014, 01:18:33 pm
£3.50  :thumbsup: I see an onslaught on branches of The Works ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on July 18, 2014, 10:36:21 pm
From ebay today

1 x 1/144 BRAZ Models SVC-10 Conversion Kit

Gondor

I'd like to hear how you get on with that Alastair. I've looked at the conversion a few times, but I still have a Welsh Models vacform Super VC10 in The Loft.

Hopefully I will get it done some time this century Kit  :-\

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 18, 2014, 10:38:52 pm
From ebay today

1 x 1/144 BRAZ Models SVC-10 Conversion Kit

Gondor

I'd like to hear how you get on with that Alastair. I've looked at the conversion a few times, but I still have a Welsh Models vacform Super VC10 in The Loft.

Hopefully I will get it done some time this century Kit  :-\

Gondor

Magic, I'll look forward to your report.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on July 19, 2014, 03:39:16 am
Three Heyfords arrived from evil-bay at my euro stash yesterday.
The seller stated "all with problems. 1 started, 1 incomplete, 1 for spares".
Which I translate as "Ideal whiff fodder".
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on July 19, 2014, 10:08:13 am
2 boxes for the game Malifaux
Vanessa the treasure hunter and  the hired swords
for general Victorian fiction shenanigans
and saw something that I will have to look further into ( as will any one here ion the hunt for Martian tripods)
All quiet on the Martian front
the figs look like 10mm, but the basic tripods are 6-7" tall  :party:  ohhh laaa
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 19, 2014, 12:26:06 pm
Two Spitfire two seaters - AZ Tr.8 and Tr.9 are now safely in the back room.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on July 19, 2014, 12:33:01 pm
Two Spitfire two seaters - AZ Tr.8 and Tr.9 are now safely in the back room.

What no uti !!!! :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 19, 2014, 03:13:46 pm
Didn't have it in.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 20, 2014, 04:18:29 am
Two Ta-152 in 1:72: one Aoshima Ta-152 H-0 and a Dragon C-0, both for less than EUR 4,- each (which I consider a steal, asp. the Dragon kit)!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 20, 2014, 05:24:55 am
The top cowl on the Aoshima kit isn't quite wide enough - there's a step.  Easy fix.  Invert the piece, run a scalpel along the joins a few times, then tease the sides out.

Apart from that, some filler round the tailplane roots and a bit of detailing needed in the cockpit (it's just a bare tub with decals), it's a beauty of a kit.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 20, 2014, 07:00:59 am
....it's a beauty of a kit.

I never thought I'd read that of any Aoshima kit.  ;D :lol:

Amazingly I have one of those in The Loft, but it does have very long wings.....  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 20, 2014, 07:25:25 am
I never thought I'd read that of any Aoshima kit.  ;D :lol:

Amazingly I have one of those in The Loft, but it does have very long wings.....  ;)

Me, too (knowing the doubtful F7F and the surreal P-63...), but I read good things about the Ta-152, so I gave it a try. I have an Art Model Ta 152 in the pile, and that one is really good and is supposed to be built in an authentic fashion, not certain about the Aoshima one, though.

Many thanks to The Wooksta for the practical tipps!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 20, 2014, 07:46:40 am
The Art Model kit is a clone of the Dragon one, so expect a fight on your hands to get it together and the same goes for the Dragon Ta 152C also.  On the other hand, the Aoshima one just falls together, almost shake and bake.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on July 20, 2014, 01:51:58 pm
Stopped at the original Hamilton Hobby in Hannon ON

144th scale Revell Sea Shadow

72nd scale MPC Sabre Dog with ground crew !
72nd scale Matchbox Lightning T55
72nd scale Bristol Belvedere
72nd scale Monogram EF-111A Raven

12th scale Tamiya Factory Yamaha YZR500 '01

Score !

 :cheers:

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 22, 2014, 06:17:49 am
A 1:72 Valom Su-6 single-seater - primarily because of the two fuselages in the kit.
And a PM Model Sea Fury T.61 trainer, primarily for the decals (Iraq & Pakistan).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: scooter on July 22, 2014, 06:19:00 am
From Flea-bay-
1/35 M270 MLRS

And Amazon-
1/35 M-1130 Stryker TACP/CV
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on July 22, 2014, 12:44:00 pm
From eBay 1/72 Matchbox Heinkel He-70, Lee AH-64A, Kitech EA-6B, Valom 1/72 Caproni Campini N.1 "What If", and Modelsvit 1/72 72003 Mikoyan MIG Analog A-144-1
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on July 23, 2014, 02:40:29 am
just placed an order for additional decals at DACO Products

-Skyline Decals 1/144 787-8 TUI-/Arke-/Jetair fly decals (for the revell 787 i got this morning)
-1/72 Belgian Spitfire Mk.9/14 decals (whiff fodder, these will go great on other aircraft, like a P-51D  :mellow:)
-1/72 F-84f Thunderstreak serials/codes decals
-1/72 Belgian Army Vehicle decals (for Armour, modern vehicles,... would go great on revell's new GTX Boxer, or Hummers,....)

arrived today, DACO's new order service is much quicker that i thought  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: scooter on July 23, 2014, 04:57:07 am
From Squadron, and all 1/35:
Italieri's Panther Ausf. G (kitbash fodder.  Thank's Deky for the idea)
HobbyBoss's Leo 2A5DK
Tamiya's STuG III Ausf. G
Meng's M2A3 Bradley w/ BUSK
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on July 23, 2014, 08:30:59 am
A couple of Trumpeter 350 sets for my ever expanding shelf sitting armada....

Lynx HAS3
EH-101

 :cheers:

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on July 23, 2014, 10:54:08 am
From ebay

Modeldecal set 117: WW2 SEA Command Roundels and Fin Flashes

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: proditor on July 23, 2014, 02:42:16 pm
Via Shapeways:
1/700 P-6M Seamaster (x2)
1/700 X-47B Pegasus (x12)
1/700 Operation Neptune Spear (2x CH-47D Chinook helicopters, 2x UH-60L Blackhawk helicopters with long range fuel tanks, 2x MH-60 Stealth helicopters and a single MQ-4 Global Hawk drone.)
1/700 Experimental Aircraft Set 4 (2x Convair XFY Pogo, 2x Lockheed XFV Salmon and 2x Convair F2Y Sea Dart)
1/700 RQ-9 Reaper (x12)
1/700 RIM-116 SeaRAM Launcher (x12)
1/700 8 Cell Mk 41 VLS (x8)

Via Amazon:
1/700 Hobby Boss USS Greeneville
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on July 23, 2014, 03:17:12 pm
Shapeways eh ? Off to check that out !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: proditor on July 23, 2014, 04:19:22 pm
I'll make it easier for you, I got all of it from this guy: https://www.shapeways.com/designer/KokodaTrailModels  :ph34r:

I've heard that the props look like 2x4s, but I'm more concerned about the basic shapes than the bits I can replace with photoetch or skywave parts.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on July 23, 2014, 04:51:40 pm
Thank you sir ! I was having a bit of trouble navigating the site as a first timer !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on July 23, 2014, 05:06:12 pm
Tamiya tiny pointy paintbrush and a set of white metal undercarriage bits for the Italeri/Testors Flying Boxcar.  Both from HLJ.
The tiny pointy paintbrush is the mutts nuts.  Unlike my other tiny pointy paintbrushes it has very short bristles meaning they shouldn't get bent out of shape & stick out at odd angles.
It's so good I even managed to paint lipstick on my latest 1/72 crew member.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on July 23, 2014, 08:02:03 pm
It's so good I even managed to paint lipstick on my latest 1/72 crew member.

LOL....good one !

I take the old Testors plastic flat brushes and trim them until they have only a few hairs left.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 24, 2014, 07:29:15 am
Just shot a boxless but complete 1:72 RS Models Fokker XXIII without box on ebay - no direct use for it (already have two in the stash, anyway!), but it was cheap so I could not resist...  :party:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on July 24, 2014, 10:43:23 am
From the Big yellow H called Hannants

1 x 1/72 OLIMP Eurofighter Exhaust nozzles to go with my F-4F(ICE+) thanks for the idea Thorvic. I think I may need to get the intake set as well  :blink:
1 x 1/72 Hi-Decal Mig-29 A/B/C decal set
1 x 1/72 Begemot Heinkel 111 (2) decal set.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on July 24, 2014, 01:05:40 pm
From ebay Revell Germany1/72  P2V-7 Neptune and Hasegawa Ace Combat ASF-X Shinden II 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on July 25, 2014, 12:56:14 am
1/72nd "Plastic Soldier":
Sherman M4A3
Stug III
Panther.

All bostin  :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on July 25, 2014, 02:15:05 am

It's so good I even managed to paint lipstick on my latest 1/72 crew member.


How does he feel about it?  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on July 25, 2014, 03:22:58 am
from my wife for my birthday  the 4ground 28mm La Haye Sainte Collection  at the moment around 8KG of painted MDF waiting to be stuck together
from my youngest brother 2 ruined houses from the above company
wargaming scenery,  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 26, 2014, 07:08:49 am
Just delivered by the man in the red van.

Wingnut Wings 1/32 Rolland CII a (late)

This is my first time of handling a Wingnut Wings product and what can I say ? Superb, just superb  :bow: Looks magnificent in the box and on the sprues. The transfer sheet is gorgeous (this is the camouflaged version) and the instruction manual will take longer to read then the kit takes to build I think  ;D

She will get left and become an Autumn project as I want to be able to devote time to the build when there are no distractions due to weather.

Have a look at one if you get the chance and you will be tempted, I assure you

Chris

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 26, 2014, 08:41:44 am
1/32???
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: JayBee on July 26, 2014, 09:32:04 am
Yes Kit, these youngsters to-day just can't keep up the pace.  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on July 26, 2014, 09:40:34 am
From my LHS

Both Airfix 72nd scale  :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:

Mig 29A Fulcrum ( Za Rodina Scale-o-rama bird )
Typhoon IB

Beauty kit the latter, and the first one isn't as bad as I thought it would be, it's actually pretty nice ! Who's mold is it ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on July 26, 2014, 10:32:51 am
i was with my GF in Brugges this afternoon, and we visited a modelshop (Kimar) that is going to close soon.
there was a "going out of bussiness sale", 20% off all kits, and 30% off 3 kits ore more.

bought:

-Armourfast 1/72 StuIg 33B (2 kits in box)
-Armourfast 1/72 Pz IVD (2 kits in box)
-DACO 1/72 decal sheet for a 349 anniversary F-16A
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 26, 2014, 11:30:42 am
It's the Airfix tooling for the Typhoon, the MiG 29 was a Heller one when they were both owned by Humbrol.

Today's visit to Uncle Frank saw The Plan net another AZ Spitfire Tr.8 and a Spitfire IX UTI.  The latter is giving me LOTS of ideas!

Plus they comes with lots of useful spares.

Also bumped into Aircav and Paul.  The former was eyeing the 48th B29 in a HUMUNGOUS box.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Caveman on July 26, 2014, 01:05:53 pm
I'm looking to increase my stash with a 1:72 martlet 1. Can anyone recommend a good one?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on July 27, 2014, 03:56:51 am

It's so good I even managed to paint lipstick on my latest 1/72 crew member.


How does he feel about it?  ;)

He didn't mind the lipstick but objected to the pink flight suit and having his helmet reshaped into a bob.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Chris Payne on July 27, 2014, 04:06:22 am
Picked up a cheap Airfix 1/72 Harrier GR.1 giftset yesterday in Meadowhall.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 27, 2014, 05:53:13 am
I'm looking to increase my stash with a 1:72 martlet 1. Can anyone recommend a good one?

The AZ kit is limited run but a the good end of that genre. I've built a few AZ/Admiiral kits and the latter ones in particular are very nice.

As far as I know this is one of the only Martlet I's on the market ? Others may know better however  :thumbsup:

Chris

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AZM73019 (http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AZM73019)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 27, 2014, 05:54:46 am
1/32???

Yes Kit, but it is WWI and it is a bi-plane and it is gorgeous  :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Caveman on July 27, 2014, 06:11:59 am
Cheers narses!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on July 27, 2014, 01:52:29 pm
a set of the " all quiet on the Martian front"  scout tripods,  there just big enough to pear through the 1st floor of houses in 28mm ( 156-1:48),  and will look " taller than the highest steeple" in 6mm (1:300)  ooooolaaa
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on July 28, 2014, 01:25:32 am
Three RAF rubber ducks, red, white and blue in flying helmet and scarf.

From Cleethorpes Airshow, for the kids, of course. ;)  Saw these and immediately thought Radish could do with some for Biggles.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on July 28, 2014, 02:59:39 am
Three RAF rubber ducks, red, white and blue in flying helmet and scarf.

From Cleethorpes Airshow, for the kids, of course. ;)  Saw these and immediately thought Radish could do with some for Biggles.
I like the sound of them.  got any pics?

Three Heyfords arrived from evil-bay at my euro stash yesterday.
The seller stated "all with problems. 1 started, 1 incomplete, 1 for spares".
Which I translate as "Ideal whiff fodder".

I've now got my hands on these (flying visit to the old dart to pick them up...oh, and my mothers 70th birthday party).  I love Evil-Bay.  Especially when people don't really look too closely at what they are selling.
These came in 3 1980 release Matchbox boxes and the listing said something along the lines of "we can't be bothered to check all the bits are there - sold as seen"
First box I opened contained an unbuilt Heyford partially off the sprues and missing the "glass".
Second box contained a complete but glue bombed Heyford (fuselage, wings and nacelles built).
Third box contained three complete Heyfords partially off the sprues with some painting done but no assembly.  It also contained a film canister containing white metal seats and control wheels.
I got three sets of instructions and one set of decals plus a set of Walrus decals.
Don't like to gloat but...
...woohoo! bargain!
Pass me the glue, I feel a 10 winged Art Deco air leviathan bristling with guns and engines is a possibility...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on July 28, 2014, 03:21:55 am
Three RAF rubber ducks, red, white and blue in flying helmet and scarf.

From Cleethorpes Airshow, for the kids, of course. ;)  Saw these and immediately thought Radish could do with some for Biggles.
I like the sound of them.  got any pics?

I got them from the RAF Association stall.  I can't find the exact same ducks online, there are a few types but none the same as I picked up.  It seems they're new stock or a special.  They where £2 each, or three for £5 and the blue one is in the pale RAF flag blue.   I'll try and get a pic of them and post it up.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 28, 2014, 03:52:59 am
talking of radish and ducks, i'm sure he mentioned a few ideas for these at the birmingham show yesterday.

[i'll just await the photos....  :wacko: ]

anyhow, at b'ham which was a VERY warm show [everybody seemed to be wilting visibly] and where the cafe did
a good line in bacon sarnies, i added....

a couple of 1/48 S-3 Viking, one with the ES-3A bits added into a US-3A COD variant in an esci box and the other
the latest italeri ES-3A TASES re-box, as the first had no instructions. i also found a suitable and colorful S-3
decal sheet from collect-a-kit.

a box of 1/48 hasegawa air and groundcrew figures with various bits of GSE [for the above]

1/72 cyber-hobby/dragon SH-3D sea king

an assortment of etched brass for subjects as diverse as 1/35 M113 and 1/72 F-15C and several assorted other
decal sheets and weathering fluids.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on July 28, 2014, 09:27:19 am
More deliveries from eBay: Kitech Eurocopter HAP-Tiger, Italeri AH-64A Apache and Hobbycraft Yak 38 Forger A, all 1:72
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on July 28, 2014, 09:33:10 am
the MiG 29 was a Heller one when they were both owned by Humbrol.

...and upon trying to build the thing I rescind my previous comment about it being a nice kit  :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on July 28, 2014, 11:07:56 am
Airfix 1/72 Tiger Moth (red/silver one) and a Zvezda 1/100 Busty the Cropslayer from Planes.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on July 28, 2014, 11:26:29 am
From ebay

1 x 1/72 set of decals which include the Arrow Head for a Combat Lancer aircraft which I have been after for ages  :thumbsup:  only problem is I don't know much about the rest of what is on the decal sheet  :banghead:

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/Scan_zpsdeb4293b.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/Scan_zpsdeb4293b.jpg.html)

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 28, 2014, 02:35:48 pm
I've got that sheet too, and I think the stuff in the bottom right hand corner may be for an F-102 or -106.

Wasn't it one of the freebies that came stapled to the centre pages of an issue of SAM?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: scooter on July 28, 2014, 03:22:42 pm
I've got that sheet too, and I think the stuff in the bottom right hand corner may be for an F-102 or -106.

WaANG F-102
(http://www.spruebrothers.com/sbmimages/dwd72f102-02.jpg)

And I want to say the Army decals are for a Cobra belonging to the 25ID
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 28, 2014, 11:31:38 pm
A resin conversion set that is supposed to allowed to midify a Kyushu JW1 Shinden from the prop-pusher into the projected jet fighter - from Russia, and I suppose it is a not 100% licensed recast of the Hasegawa conversion parts that came with a bomber/fighter combo so time ago. We'll see, it bears potential, anyway.  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Chris Payne on July 29, 2014, 08:33:07 am
Passed a model shop on the A1 today so thought I would pop in.

No sign of Aircav while I was there but didn't have long as I was in the truck.

I did manage to pick up the latest boxing of the Revell 1/72 F-16C ''Solo Turk'' and the new Tamiya 1/72 F-16C 'Block 50'. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 29, 2014, 09:28:12 am
An Academy kit combo: a 1/72 Spitfire Mk.XIVc & Typhoon Mk.ib as double feature in one box - at 16USD and free postage that's not too bad... The Spitfire will lose its Griffon engine as a transplant organ, no plan the Tiffie yet. Maybe Belgian...?  :party:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on July 29, 2014, 10:50:48 am
I've got that sheet too, and I think the stuff in the bottom right hand corner may be for an F-102 or -106.

Wasn't it one of the freebies that came stapled to the centre pages of an issue of SAM?

No it's not unfortunately. Looking back at the ebay listing its by a company called Modelmark who I have never heard of nor can I find anything about them on the web :(

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 29, 2014, 01:01:04 pm
I've got that sheet too, and I think the stuff in the bottom right hand corner may be for an F-102 or -106.

Wasn't it one of the freebies that came stapled to the centre pages of an issue of SAM?

No it's not unfortunately. Looking back at the ebay listing its by a company called Modelmark who I have never heard of nor can I find anything about them on the web :(

Gondor

Aaaaah yes! They did some good stuff way back when. I've got a few of their issues, a couple of which were sheets for the Yellowjacks and Red Arrows when they flew Gnats. You can build EVERY one of both team's aircraft from the two sheets, some of which are the same airframes of course.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on July 29, 2014, 02:11:09 pm
An Academy kit combo: a 1/72 Spitfire Mk.XIVc & Typhoon Mk.ib as double feature in one box - at 16USD and free postage that's not too bad... The Spitfire will lose its Griffon engine as a transplant organ, no plan the Tiffie yet. Maybe Belgian...?  :party:

Not too bad....but you can get the beautiful new Airfix kits for less than 8 bucks  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on July 30, 2014, 01:33:46 am
Three RAF rubber ducks, red, white and blue in flying helmet and scarf.

From Cleethorpes Airshow, for the kids, of course. ;)  Saw these and immediately thought Radish could do with some for Biggles.
I like the sound of them.  got any pics?

As promised:

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/General/RAFRubberDuckies.jpg) (http://s72.photobucket.com/user/Mossie105/media/General/RAFRubberDuckies.jpg.html)

Quack!!!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 30, 2014, 04:29:45 am
Is that the 2 component stuff? If so, there are two versions around, one in ochre and another in teal - they differ only in "open" time, though. Excellent stuff, IMFO, for sculpting, less for large areas (e. g. on car bodies).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 30, 2014, 06:54:22 am
Three RAF rubber ducks, red, white and blue in flying helmet and scarf.

From Cleethorpes Airshow, for the kids, of course. ;)  Saw these and immediately thought Radish could do with some for Biggles.
I like the sound of them.  got any pics?

As promised:

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/General/RAFRubberDuckies.jpg) (http://s72.photobucket.com/user/Mossie105/media/General/RAFRubberDuckies.jpg.html)

Quack!!!

Wonderfull  ;D ;D :bow: I bet they are yours in the bath really, not the kids at all  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 30, 2014, 06:56:47 am
An Academy kit combo: a 1/72 Spitfire Mk.XIVc & Typhoon Mk.ib as double feature in one box - at 16USD and free postage that's not too bad... The Spitfire will lose its Griffon engine as a transplant organ, no plan the Tiffie yet. Maybe Belgian...?  :party:

I've built 6 or 7 Academy Typhoons before the Airfix kit came out. Builds well and I like it, although the new tool Airfix is better.

Must admit I haven't thought of a Belgian Typhoon (done French, Italian, Aussie, USAAF and a few others though) but do have plans for a post war Belgian Tempest
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on July 30, 2014, 07:37:45 am
Wonderfull  ;D ;D :bow: I bet they are yours in the bath really, not the kids at all  :rolleyes:

I let them play with them, sometimes.... ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 30, 2014, 12:19:09 pm
Must admit I haven't thought of a Belgian Typhoon (done French, Italian, Aussie, USAAF and a few others though) but do have plans for a post war Belgian Tempest

I also considered a post-war use, or, alternatively, a machine that was sent to Belgish Congo - maybe in a mid stone/dark green/azure blue livery?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on August 01, 2014, 11:01:18 am
Another buy from ebay arrived today

1 x 1/72 Revell F-4F Phantom II to become an F-4F (ICE +) thanks to an idea from Thorvic

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on August 02, 2014, 01:28:31 am
last night at the model club.....

1/72 airfix  :tornado: GR4 with the special scheme for the 70th anniversary of 617 sqn
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on August 02, 2014, 05:31:44 am
last night at the model club.....

1/72 airfix  :tornado: GR4 with the special scheme for the 60th anniversary of 617 sqn

Why ?????

Be better waiting for the Xtradecal RAF 2014 Update set X72216 and use the Revell kit with Colins update set rather than the acient Tornado prototype
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on August 02, 2014, 05:46:55 am
Added to the stash this weekend:-

Airfix 1/72 British Airbourne Jeep
Airfix 1/72 Hurricane MK.1

from local department store

off eBay
Fujimi British Phanton FGR2 Alcock & Brown boxing
(looks to be a re-issue from a few years ago without the metal & etch and catograph decals but without the RAF weapons spues for the recon pod and snebs. Anoying that this and the Last in service boxings got new decent cartograf decals yet the FG1 silver jubille got the same old crap ones  :banghead:)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on August 02, 2014, 07:07:28 am
last night at the model club.....

1/72 airfix  :tornado: GR4 with the special scheme for the 60th anniversary of 617 sqn

Why ?????

Be better waiting for the Xtradecal RAF 2014 Update set X72216 and use the Revell kit with Colins update set rather than the acient Tornado prototype

Yeah! I was kinda disappointed when I bought what I thought was a GR.4 from Airfix, it was just the old kit with an extra weapons sprue and decals.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on August 02, 2014, 11:33:41 am
Added to the stash this weekend:-

off eBay
Fujimi British Phanton FGR2 Alcock & Brown boxing
(looks to be a re-issue from a few years ago without the metal & etch and catograph decals but without the RAF weapons spues for the recon pod and snebs. Anoying that this and the Last in service boxings got new decent cartograf decals yet the FG1 silver jubille got the same old crap ones  :banghead:)

Ah, so you outbid me today on the Phantom!

From Hobby Craft

1 x 1/72 Airfix Spitfire Mk1/IIa

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 02, 2014, 02:43:34 pm
From Uncle Frank:

2 x Airfix Blenheim I (new tool)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on August 02, 2014, 03:01:26 pm
From eBay 1/72 Revell DASSAULT BREGUET ATLANTIC GERMAN "MFG 3 ANNIVERSARY
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Old Wombat on August 02, 2014, 10:32:20 pm
On their way to Home on Monday (as opposed to Christmas Island) from BNA Model World;

Veteran Models - for my one-&-only ship build;
2 x    1/350 Phalanx CIWS with Flir (VTM35013)
1 x    1/350 OTO 76mm / 62 Caliber Naval Gun (JMSDF Type included) 2pcs (VTM35017)
1 x    1/350 US MK 45 5inch / 62 Caliber Single Naval Gun (2pcs) (VTM35016)
1 x    1/350 Modern US Mk-26 SM-2 Standard Missles Launcher x4pcs (VTM35006)
1 x    1/350 Modern US RUM-139 ASROC Launcher x3pcs (VTM35008)
1 x    1/350 MK-29 Sea Sparrow Missile Launcher (4pcs, 2 kinds of missiles) (VTM35019)
Trumpeter;
1 x    1/35 M1130 Stryker Commamder's Vehicle (CV) #397 (TR 00397) - I need another of these but they only had 1 in stock (HMBLT build addition)
1 x    1/35 Soviet UAZ-469 ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) Tundra (TR 02327) - several possibilities
HobbyBoss;
1 x    1/35 M706 Commando Armoured Car in Vietnam #82418 (HB 82418) - will be added to the M41AS diorama

I guess I'd better let the wife know they're on their way. :-\
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 03, 2014, 08:15:17 am
A Matchbox Brewster Buffalo.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on August 03, 2014, 11:34:10 pm
Three RAF rubber ducks, red, white and blue in flying helmet and scarf.

From Cleethorpes Airshow, for the kids, of course. ;)  Saw these and immediately thought Radish could do with some for Biggles.
I like the sound of them.  got any pics?

As promised:

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/General/RAFRubberDuckies.jpg) (http://s72.photobucket.com/user/Mossie105/media/General/RAFRubberDuckies.jpg.html)

Quack!!!
Thanks Mossie.  What a quacking set of ducks.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on August 04, 2014, 01:40:54 am
last night at the model club.....

1/72 airfix  :tornado: GR4 with the special scheme for the 70th anniversary of 617 sqn
Why ?????
Be better waiting for the Xtradecal RAF 2014 Update set X72216 and use the Revell kit with Colins update set rather than the acient Tornado prototype

because i have plans for the kit itself, the decal sheet is pretty good and the assortment of RAF weaponry comes
in handy.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 05, 2014, 06:33:01 am
Accidently, another Matchbox Buffalo (via ebay), as a combo with (another) Percival Provost. Both have potential, though...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 05, 2014, 06:36:03 am
Another new tool Airfix Blenheim MkI  :thumbsup:

Not really sure to what to do with this one. May get the Hendon 1940 treatment, may get a desert scheme for service in Aden at the time of the Ethiopian campaign, may even become Swedish ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 05, 2014, 10:09:55 am
Floats! And/or Merlins...  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on August 05, 2014, 11:31:07 am
Received from Hannants today

1 x 1/72 Aires McDonnell Phantom FG1 Exhausts

1 x 1/72 Olimp Eurofighter Intake

1 x 1/72 inSCALE Finnish Ju88's

And I got home to find a nice little letter from Parcel Force saying that I had to pay £26.62 to receive a parcel from Japan  :blink:  The tracking number doesn't match any outstanding order I have! Its an expensive way to find out what it is!

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: pyro-manic on August 05, 2014, 12:25:07 pm
Another new tool Airfix Blenheim MkI  :thumbsup:

Not really sure to what to do with this one. May get the Hendon 1940 treatment, may get a desert scheme for service in Aden at the time of the Ethiopian campaign, may even become Swedish ?

Perseus/Taurus-powered Blenfighter, with a four-pack of 20mm and/or Torpedo underneath and underwing RPs? Coastal Command.

B-25 style nose full of machine guns. Ground attack truck-smasher for North Africa?

R-1820s, natural metal for the USAAC?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on August 06, 2014, 12:23:45 pm
another ebay purchase

1 x 1/72 Meng F-102A (case XX) to be real world Vietnam which frees up a far older Hasegawa kit for kit bashing  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on August 07, 2014, 11:37:53 am
yet another couple of ebay purchases turned up at work today.

1 x 1/72 Meng G.91R Love the decal option for the US Army which makes that a must build, but not for this kit as I have another idea for it and several more. Greek, Turkish, Israeli, Singapore or Brazil spring to mind.

1 x 1/72 Novo Vickers Vimy Mk IV Heavy Bomber. No idea what I will be doing with this one other than not using the decals as the red centre is not in the centre  :blink:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: scooter on August 07, 2014, 02:02:59 pm
Tamiya 1/35 Flakpanzer Gepard from Japan via Amazon as kitbash fodder
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on August 07, 2014, 05:00:06 pm
 MMK 1/35th Tatra 87

Profil24 1/24th Golden Arrow LSR

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on August 08, 2014, 10:55:05 am
I arrived home to a package from Model Kits Online in Australia today...

1 x 1/72 Aussie Decals F-4E Phantom - RAAF 1 & 6 Squadrons. Real world for my Phantom theme build. Just leaves Egyptian, Spain and S.Korea F-4E decals and three Hasegawa F-4F kits, and yes that is right as they will be converted to F-4E's by swapping the tail surfaces with the F-4B kits which have slatted tails for the F-4N version, then its back to whiff F-4 stash building  ;D

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Chris Payne on August 08, 2014, 03:11:56 pm
Picked up the new Airfix 1/72 Bristol Blenheim Mk.I at my local club night tonight.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mr.Creak on August 08, 2014, 03:18:57 pm
Just got an Airfix Mirage III from Ebay.
In the last week or so I've also picked up Novo/ Frog 1/96 Caravelle (to be whiffed into a 72 scale "executive jet"), a couple of Altaya/ Amercom ready-made EBR-75 armoured cars, Under Fire miniatures Rhodesian African Rifles infantry (bush hats and FN SLRs - perfect for 60s period SAS jungle warfare types) and some Elhiem Dien Bien Phu-period French paras.
All for my master-plan "Latin American" wargames campaign.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 09, 2014, 04:30:59 am
An Airfix 1:72 Pucara - finally. Plan is to convert it into the single seater, of which a prototype was built and tested.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 09, 2014, 08:35:54 am
Two more AZ Spitfire Tr.9s were snaffled from Uncle Frank this morning.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: JayBee on August 09, 2014, 09:19:14 am
Novo/ Frog 1/96 Caravelle (to be whiffed into a 72 scale "executive jet"),

Now that is a good idea.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on August 09, 2014, 11:34:45 am
Currently at my GFs place, we just got back from Ursel wings & wheels.
Got some new stash editions  ;)

-1/48 hobbycraft Arado ar234
-1/72 revell bv p.194
-1/72 mig21 unknown polish brand
-1/144 relell tornado ids/gr1 old boxing
And 2 Heller 1/144 Mirage 2000-5Fs
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on August 09, 2014, 03:13:41 pm
Another new tool Airfix Blenheim MkI  :thumbsup:

Not really sure to what to do with this one. May get the Hendon 1940 treatment, may get a desert scheme for service in Aden at the time of the Ethiopian campaign, may even become Swedish ?

Spanish Civil War Republican : Western powers think twice about the arms embargo and let the Spanish Government buy stuff legitimately again.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on August 09, 2014, 05:43:14 pm
Another new tool Airfix Blenheim MkI  :thumbsup:

Not really sure to what to do with this one. May get the Hendon 1940 treatment, may get a desert scheme for service in Aden at the time of the Ethiopian campaign, may even become Swedish ?

Spanish Civil War Republican : Western powers think twice about the arms embargo and let the Spanish Government buy stuff legitimately again.

Civilian.  Either an express mail plane or the precursor to executive jets.
Maybe with Merlins or Griffons (with contra props) or Darts.
Maybe QANTAS or TAA scheme.


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 10, 2014, 05:31:18 am
Another new tool Airfix Blenheim MkI  :thumbsup:

Not really sure to what to do with this one. May get the Hendon 1940 treatment, may get a desert scheme for service in Aden at the time of the Ethiopian campaign, may even become Swedish ?

Spanish Civil War Republican : Western powers think twice about the arms embargo and let the Spanish Government buy stuff legitimately again.

That's an idea  :thumbsup: France probably would have armed the Republicans if it's own Government had felt stronger and the Republic had been more stable. GB on the other hand ? Doubtfull and there is some evidence that the Nationalists received some unofficial help from RN sources in Gibraltar. Radio intercepts and such.

However in wif world anything is possible, cheers Harold  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on August 10, 2014, 01:07:00 pm
from todays Avon show.

1/72nd
Airfix Avro Vulcan B-2.
Airfix GD F-111A.
Fujimi Douglas A-1H.
Fujimi Sikorsky HSS-2B.
Fujimi Mig-29 Fulcrum A.
AZmodel Spitfire Tr-8. (civilian)
AZmodel Spitfire Tr-9. (irish/Indian)
Hasegawa P-3C Orion.
ESCI C-130K.
Modelsvit An-10 Ukriane.

1/144th
Airfix Airbus A300.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on August 10, 2014, 01:29:23 pm
Another new tool Airfix Blenheim MkI  :thumbsup:

Not really sure to what to do with this one. May get the Hendon 1940 treatment, may get a desert scheme for service in Aden at the time of the Ethiopian campaign, may even become Swedish ?

Spanish Civil War Republican : Western powers think twice about the arms embargo and let the Spanish Government buy stuff legitimately again.

That's an idea  :thumbsup: France probably would have armed the Republicans if it's own Government had felt stronger and the Republic had been more stable. GB on the other hand ? Doubtfull and there is some evidence that the Nationalists received some unofficial help from RN sources in Gibraltar. Radio intercepts and such.

However in wif world anything is possible, cheers Harold  :thumbsup:

You're welcome. It's basically the background I worked out for my intended contributions to the SCW GB that ran a few years ago, but when the time came, work went crazy and I never finished anything.

The basic idea came from the fact that  UK policy towards the Republic was influenced by the impression that they were far more left-wing than they really were, and this impression mostly came from ONE official in the Foreign Office (who's name escapes me), who, it later turned out, had fascist sympathies, and his agent in Madrid. In my background, the official had to step down due to ill health and his agent got accidentally caught in the cross-fire in an early gun battle, so new, better people were appointed who fed the UK government a much more accurate picture of the real state of affairs.

This lead to a change of policy based on two ideas:

1. By helping the Republican government, the UK would be helping to keep the centre-left moderates in power and thereby shut out the Communists and Anarchists,

2. If the Republicans put up a better fight, Germany and Italy would be forced to commit more support to the Nationalists, getting them bogged down in a "quagmire" situation that would cost them resources and distract them from their preparations for war. The western powers could avoid the same quagmire by not committing troops on the ground as Germany and Italy had done, but just by selling arms to the Republic under normal commercial terms (the Republic had plenty of money, what they didn't have was arms or the skill to buy and use them).


Feel free to use this background and/or adapt it any way you like. The chance of me ever getting around to building the models and writing it up fully any time soon are remote and it may never happen at all.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 10, 2014, 03:50:44 pm
Also from the Avon Show, a Sword Lightning T4, a good looking kit complete with pre-painted etch for the cockpit, resin MB seats and exhausts.

Despite moulding the kit with both fins on the sprue, one for a T4 and one for a T5, Sword go to the trouble of snapping the non-applicable one off the sprue before packing it, and this while showing BOTH of them on the instruction sheet! I'd have thought that the time and labour involved in snapping one off more than outweighed the return they'd get from returning the un-used fin to produce....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on August 10, 2014, 06:40:21 pm

Civilian.  Either an express mail plane or the precursor to executive jets.


Taking it back to its roots.  ;D

http://www.aviastar.org/air/england/bristol_142.php

(http://www.transportarchive.org.uk/aimages/G1073.jpg)


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on August 11, 2014, 02:05:47 am
Exactly.  What If there were more potential customers plus the infrastructure to support flocks of tycoons taking to the skies?
And I suspect better soundproofing for the passenger cabin.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on August 11, 2014, 02:24:30 am
from a somewhat wet avon show yesterday....

airfix 1/72 HS dominie T1 for just £10!
matchbox 1/72 canberra PR9 [from kit rescue's bargain boxes. i need the fuselage....]
italeri 1/72 UH-60
matchbox 1/72 boeing P-12E [for the hendon 1930's treatment]

a good selection of etcb brass, decals and other bits added to the stash.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on August 11, 2014, 05:41:57 am
new stash addition this morning :)

-Revell 1/72 F4U-1A Corsair (new mould)

at first glance, it looks decent, nice detail on the canopy, little to no flash,...
i think it would look great in Belgian Navy or Netherlands Navy markings  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 11, 2014, 06:08:52 am

Feel free to use this background and/or adapt it any way you like. The chance of me ever getting around to building the models and writing it up fully any time soon are remote and it may never happen at all.

Thanks. It's a good scenario for a lot of possible builds, let alone the Blenheim  :thumbsup:

new stash addition this morning :)

-Revell 1/72 F4U-1A Corsair (new mould)

at first glance, it looks decent, nice detail on the canopy, little to no flash,...
i think it would look great in Belgian Navy or Netherlands Navy markings  :thumbsup:

Yup to both ideas  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on August 11, 2014, 06:14:46 am
From Hannants

Airfix Club limited edition  "First & Last" 1/72 (First Harrier GR1 in service, last Harrier GR9 in service) - in the special offers section
Also picked up a set of Pavla nozzles for the GR1 and the Model Alliance FAA Centenary Decal set with the GR9 and Sea King HAS5
(yes I know you can get the Hasegawa boxing, but I think the Airfix GR9 is better and the MA decals will be good  ;D ) 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on August 11, 2014, 08:10:21 am
Rescued from the clutches of the local sub-post office this afternoon

1 x 1/48 Kitty Hawk MiG-25 PD/PDS. Its a fairly large box with very little space inside it!  :thumbsup:  Its also ended up being the most expensive kit I have ever bought what with postage and the customs costs.  :banghead:

(http://www.transportarchive.org.uk/aimages/G1073.jpg)

Any idea what the aircraft is above the photographers head?

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 11, 2014, 08:41:31 am
Maybe a Bristol Bombay?  :unsure: Just a guess, but the spats and the nose with the turret would match...?

(http://glostransporthistory.visit-gloucestershire.co.uk/images/Air_Bristol%20Bombay%20prototype%20K3583.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: darthspud on August 11, 2014, 10:01:25 am
Bristol Blenheim?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on August 11, 2014, 10:55:48 am
Yep, looks like it's the Type 130 Bombay prototype.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: McColm on August 11, 2014, 11:00:38 am
Bristol Bombay, that's what I thought!

Tube of Perfect Plastic Putty.
8 piece micro clamp set - Blackspur
SuperQuick Series C No.1
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: scooter on August 11, 2014, 11:38:11 am
Another ( :o !) Tamiya 1/35 Flakpanzer Gepard from Japan (via Amazon).  Funny thing is I thought I only bought one.  :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on August 11, 2014, 02:11:43 pm

(http://www.transportarchive.org.uk/aimages/G1073.jpg)

Any idea what the aircraft is above the photographers head?

Gondor

Thanks for the info that it is the Bombay.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 12, 2014, 09:24:52 am
Shot a Matchbox Meteor NF kit at ebay at a reasonable price. Great for donations!  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on August 13, 2014, 11:58:41 am
From ebay 1/72 Westland Whirlwind fighter and Hobbybooss Me-262A-A2. As a leaving present from work on my Voluntary Redundancy :thumbsup:, the Airfix Spitfire Mk.1A/Me-110 dogfight double starter set :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on August 13, 2014, 02:43:04 pm
It's the Airfix boxing. I haven't opened it yet, but I'm sure others here can answer your question ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 13, 2014, 02:45:29 pm
1978 tooling.  Nice kit.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on August 13, 2014, 06:02:20 pm
I was just looking at one of them - packaged up with paints as a starter set.

From a newly discovered LHS - Italeri 1/24 Armed Pick-Up for conversion into Richard Hammond's Top Gear Bolivia Challenge Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on August 15, 2014, 02:53:04 am
Airfix 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4.  Not usually into 109's, bought it on a whim.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: proditor on August 15, 2014, 07:43:40 am
From Dragon Models/Stevens International:

1/700 USS Long Beach (1980)

From Shapeways:

1/700 Do31 (x2)
1/700 Vak 191B (x12)
1/700 VJ-101 (x12)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on August 15, 2014, 08:46:27 am
From Dragon Models/Stevens International:

1/700 USS Long Beach (1980)

From Shapeways:

1/700 Do31 (x2)
1/700 Vak 191B (x12)
1/700 VJ-101 (x12)

What no Zumwalt ?  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 15, 2014, 09:28:10 am
Some RAF code letter decals...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on August 15, 2014, 10:58:47 am
Received from ebay

Bright Spark Decals BS.1 (2nd issue, 2009). These will be put to various uses of which most will not be for what they were intended  ;D

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on August 15, 2014, 02:40:38 pm
via Ebay.

Revell 1/72nd Hardened Aircraft Shelter.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: pyro-manic on August 15, 2014, 04:07:57 pm
On a last-minute trip to Derby today (for an interview at the university) I stumbled across Galactic Models (in an arcade in the Cathedral Quarter), and liberated an Airfix Lancaster B.II from their shelves. I'm considering a 1930s version, with fabric surfaces, open gun positions, downgraded engines (Daggers?) and possibly a fixed undercarriage. That will free up the lovely-looking Hercules engines for other projects (I'd been looking for a source of decent Hercs for ages, and these will do very nicely indeed). I was torn between variants - they had all three Airfix types, as well as a pair of Revell ones - but the radials swung it.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 15, 2014, 04:45:41 pm
If you're using Daggers, I'd suggest using the B.III - the Daggers will fit the Merlin firewall better.

But keep the B.II - there's a Lincoln conversion coming and it'll be based on that kit.  Alternatively, use it as a basis for a Lancaster VI if you can get some Merlin 85s.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitbasher on August 16, 2014, 12:37:31 am
From Sainsbury's (honest!) for whiffery: Airfix Tornado F3 Starter Pack.
Not sure why, probably only because it was a fiver off!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on August 16, 2014, 12:49:24 am
off eBay

Fujimi British Phantom FGR2 - The Last Phantom, the late tooling re-issued with decent Cartograf decals
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on August 16, 2014, 01:33:38 am
From ebay, all 1/72:
Revell Mistel 5 He162 & Arado E377a
Revell Arado Ar234 C-3 & E381
Dragon Golden Wings Arado Ar234-C3
Airfix PBY-5A Catalina
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: proditor on August 16, 2014, 08:01:19 am
From Dragon Models/Stevens International:

1/700 USS Long Beach (1980)

From Shapeways:

1/700 Do31 (x2)
1/700 Vak 191B (x12)
1/700 VJ-101 (x12)

What no Zumwalt ?  ;)

Nah, I have 2 of the metals ones from TTH, and that's good enough for now.  :)  They will serve admirably as escorts for my JAG Stealth Carrier (Assuming I ever get around to building it.)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on August 16, 2014, 09:28:34 am
From ebay and collected off the postie while I was the only sole at work today

1 x 1/72 J-10S, Singapore possibly but not 100% on that yet.  :-\

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 16, 2014, 09:38:19 am
...and some clear Oyumaru sticks for trials. Curious if the stuff can be used for multi-part moulds.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 16, 2014, 09:42:40 am
Probably, but if something needs the effort of a two piece mould, you'd be better of with your actual RTV rubber.  Actually, I doubt you could use that stuff for anything fragile.

Anyhoo, today's raid on Uncle Frank netted a Sword Spitfire Vc.  Which is likely to become a Ve but as usual the possibilities have started to mushroom...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: TallEng on August 16, 2014, 12:01:33 pm
NOT added to my stash today  :banghead:
1 Airfix Valiant @ £18.99 and PR/Tanker set for £4.50 from the big H
Because postage to me in Germany would be £16.00!!!!!!! :banghead:

Bah!

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Chaos on August 16, 2014, 01:21:22 pm
I Added to my Stash a T 24 Medium Tank al lot of AK/Mig Paints an a BTR-60 PO 1/37 from Trumpeter for 12 €  :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 16, 2014, 01:55:48 pm
NOT added to my stash today  :banghead:
1 Airfix Valiant @ £18.99 and PR/Tanker set for £4.50 from the big H
Because postage to me in Germany would be £16.00!!!!!!! :banghead:

That's ridiculous! The Post Office are pricing themselves out of business!  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on August 16, 2014, 06:38:14 pm
That's privatisation for you.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on August 17, 2014, 02:41:31 am
M41 Walker Bulldog (1/35 Tamiya) and Warhammer 40,000 Dark Eldar Wyches for a scale-o-rama "Dark Thing".
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 17, 2014, 07:25:08 am
NOT added to my stash today  :banghead:
1 Airfix Valiant @ £18.99 and PR/Tanker set for £4.50 from the big H
Because postage to me in Germany would be £16.00!!!!!!! :banghead:

Bah!

Regards
Keith

That is daft because I just checked the RM website (here http://www.royalmail.com/price-finder (http://www.royalmail.com/price-finder)) and assuming it's Lancaster box size then postage is £8.05 for the kit going standard 5/10 day delivery. It still gets there in 5 normally. However the paints may add considerably to the weight plus I've no idea what the legal bits and bobs are for them ? So that may add to the complexity. Of course if it was going International Tracked then that means postage is approx. £16

It should be noted that although we may well blanche at postage costs here in the UK they and delivery times are still favourable when compared to other countries.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on August 17, 2014, 08:27:59 am
The Valiant box isn't Lancaster sized its a larger Nimrod sized box and add to that the Addon pack too
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on August 17, 2014, 09:12:34 am
The Valiant box isn't Lancaster sized its a larger Nimrod sized box and add to that the Addon pack too

The Nimrod box is about twice the size of the Lancaster boxings I have (not the new tool kits)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on August 17, 2014, 10:55:14 am
38 x 56 x 8cm for the Valiant and Nimrod

25 x 45 x 6cm for the Lancaster

Isn't it odd when grown men talk in measurements like this and its for plastic not women  :blink:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: JayBee on August 17, 2014, 11:49:03 am
There is only one answer Alistair, and that is YES.  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 17, 2014, 11:53:10 am
Does anyone even make a model box that's 38-24-36?  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on August 17, 2014, 10:56:36 pm
I'm having trouble picturing a figure that's 38-56-8.
Those are serious snake hips.

Anyway, from my new favourite LHS;
Airfix Fairy Fulmar and Petlyakov Pe-2.
No idea what i'll do with either of them but you lot persuaded me the Fulmar was worth grabbing and the Pe-2 was next to it on the shelf.
And I only went in for paint...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 18, 2014, 06:59:57 am
The Valiant box isn't Lancaster sized its a larger Nimrod sized box and add to that the Addon pack too

Right. As it's not in my area of interest I had an idea (wrongly) it was  :banghead: Apologies for any confusion caused.

Still the RM website link may help any others check their postage costs
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 18, 2014, 08:59:15 am
With a bit of fiddling the Valiant Add-on bits will fit inside the main box, mine's been like that since I bought them both.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on August 19, 2014, 12:51:53 pm
From Hannants I received

1 x 1/72 Valiant add on parts

1 x 1/350 HMS Illustrious because it was 50% off. Box size 68 x 32 x 8cm which confused me a little as I imagined the box was deeper when I saw in a shop.  :blink:
 
Thinking Post 82 with P.1216's on it rather than the Harriers

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on August 19, 2014, 01:30:04 pm
From Phoenix Models in Manchester, a 1/76th Revellobox T-34/76. Possible track donor for a snowcat idea.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 20, 2014, 06:28:17 am
From the Modeling concession in the old Alders in Croydon

Airfix 1/72 Spitfire F.22, probably to be RAAF for my 1946 war in the Far East scenario
Airfix 1/72 Mustang F.51D, thinking either Brazilian in Italy or Mexican in the Phillipines instead of the P47's they had

Main reason I got them was 50% off making them £3.99 each  :thumbsup: ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on August 20, 2014, 06:46:46 am
From F&S Models in Droylesden:

Zvezda 1/72nd Soviet Ski Troops (so I can nick their skis)
Ratio OO/HO gauge Pallets, Sack & Barrels
Academy 1/72nd Cessna A-37B Dragonfly

Havn't got a specific plan for the A-37B yet, but it looks very nice, it was only £7, and I have a liking for Dragonflies....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on August 21, 2014, 05:02:22 am
2 new additions:

-revell 1/144 Tornado GR.Mk.1
-revell 1/144 Airbus A319

and off the record, a matchbox diecast Oshkosh M-ATV  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: darthspud on August 21, 2014, 06:26:01 am
from t'interweb
Airfix 1/71 HP Halifax
says for spares, but with all the extra bits and pieces left over in the Revell kit i recently got, i can easily make two differing variants. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on August 21, 2014, 12:04:22 pm
Rescued from the local postal sorting office

1 x 1/72 Hasegawa Eurofighter Typhoon. Nice set of stores with it which I will use some of but then again I might not  ;D

Came with a free stand too

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Chaos on August 21, 2014, 01:28:18 pm
Yet by mail on the road but soon since / TACOM 1/35 MARk IV female + Friul Tracks and mud spalters. + Photoätz pics.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on August 21, 2014, 02:17:31 pm
A pair of Airfix 1/72 EE Lightning F6's from Airfix direct  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 22, 2014, 07:11:10 am
A pair of Airfix 1/72 EE Lightning F6's from Airfix direct  :thumbsup:

Quick service  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on August 22, 2014, 02:49:48 pm
Airfix 1/72 Lightning F.6 from Monk Bar Models in York.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on August 23, 2014, 04:02:06 am
from the local GW  a tec marine plus servitors, and a Nemesis dreadknight,  will finish off my Grey Knights force
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on August 23, 2014, 05:34:57 am
From ebay 1/72 Heller Lockheed Constellation and 2x Coast to Coast display bases [airfield and carrier deck] and from Amazon 1/72 Hasegawa X-29
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitbasher on August 23, 2014, 09:44:40 am
From the Hornby Visitor Centre (and I made them get one from the stock room 'cos they don't go on the shelves until tomorrow) a shiny new 1/72 Lightning F6. Great decal sheet.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Chris Payne on August 23, 2014, 09:48:00 am
Just picked up a couple of items today.

Resin casting set from MDC and one of the new Airfix 1/72 E.E. Lightning F.6 kits from HMW. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Hobbes on August 23, 2014, 11:03:44 am
Just got back from my hols. One of my visits was to a certain hobbyshop in Lowestoft  ;D

I bought these :
Vulcan 1:144 (Great Wall/GWH)
Leduc 021 1:72 (Mach 2)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on August 24, 2014, 07:01:55 pm
From my freind Pete, a box of sundry plastic modelling/wargaming stuff from his yoof (he's more into 1:1 metal abuse now... ;)). Too much to list individually, but highlights:

ESCI 1/48th Bo.105 PAH-1 (decals possibly dodgy)
ESCI 1/72nd Modern (1980s) Russian Spetznaz figures
ESCI 1/72nd Modern (1980s) Modern US Army figures
ESCI 1/72nd Battlefield Accessories (wooden stuff)
ESCI 1/72nd M113 A1
Atlantic 1/72nd Heavy Mortars set (collectable?)
Britains Farm Hedges (collectable?)
Revell 1/72nd Nieuport 17C
Airfix 1/72nd Tiger Moth
Box of built & broken 1/72nd arty/AT guns (including a 17pdr: been after one for ages  :wub:)
Various built & broken WWII/WWI aircraft and armour
Various painted and unpainted fantasy wargames figures
Box of spares (which conforms to Weaver's rule of bits boxes, i.e. EVERY one has a MiG-21 drop tank in it... ;D)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on August 25, 2014, 01:34:34 am
From local model stores this weekend, another Airfix Buccaneer and another of the new Airfix Lightning F6.

Also ordered some Bucc detail bits from Hannants along with a another RN Deck Tractor  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 25, 2014, 03:07:01 am
Two more AZ Spitfire UTIs from Uncle Frank, along with a 3D Spitfire IX upgrade set on saturday.  Then, after a public transport nightmare yesterday getting to the market at Tynemouth Metro Station, an A+V Hurricane two seat conversion.  Desert hack I think.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 25, 2014, 04:48:06 am
A vintage 1:72 Be-6 from VEB Plasticart - plan is to add Centaurus engines, some gun turrets and create a whiffy Coastal Command sea plane from late WWII.

Also: a Matchbox Me 410.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 25, 2014, 09:25:07 am
...and a cheap (EUR 2,-) Matchbox P-51D. Lots of potential.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitbasher on August 25, 2014, 09:30:55 am
Airfix 1/71 HP Halifax

Really 1/71 (if so I never knew)?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: darthspud on August 25, 2014, 10:19:46 am
typo :thumbsup:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 26, 2014, 07:04:56 am
Airfix 1/71 HP Halifax

Really 1/71 (if so I never knew)?

typo :thumbsup:

 :cheers:

How long before that gets on to Internet as "fact" ? I'll turn my cynic mode off now  :-\
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: darthspud on August 26, 2014, 08:17:37 am
Cynic

but oh so probable to happen..... he he he! :party:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Hobbes on August 26, 2014, 08:28:45 am
Just found some Airfix Tridents at King-kit for my Telford projects  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 27, 2014, 08:15:05 am
A Matchbox Gloster Gladiator on ebay for just EUR 1,-!
Postage is way more expensive...  :-\
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on August 27, 2014, 10:24:31 am
From shapeways the first half of the IHP Malta detail parts, quite impressed with them so far.

Think i may look at some of the aircraft for populating carrier groups next
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on August 27, 2014, 10:25:29 am
From the BIG H in Lowestoft

1 x 1/72 Airfix Vickers Valiant to go with the reconnaissance/tanker kit I bought previously. It was on sale at 50% off so how could I resist  ;D

1 x 1/72 Hawker Hurricane Mk1 (fabric wing) to be an export aircraft but not to those who actually got it  ;D

1 x 1/72 Eduard masks for an He111-H6

1 tin Xtracolor X127 FS15414 Blue

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: TallEng on August 28, 2014, 01:07:18 am
Finally remembered to re-new my Airfix club membership, :rolleyes:
As a result the stash has been joined by the Swordfish/Hurricane double boxing.
Also included was a voucher for £10 ;D result :thumbsup: might have to spend
That on a swift or two when they get released :lol:

And.... Thinking of Swordfishes might the RAF have used them for Army Co-operation
Or Torpedoing things instead of the Vickers Vildebeast/Vincent?

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on August 28, 2014, 01:31:19 am
A Matchbox Gloster Gladiator on ebay for just EUR 1,-!
Postage is way more expensive...  :-\

In one of the boxes with the window in the back with the opening ends?  A kit from my past - I have fond memories of those small Matchbox kits.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 28, 2014, 01:49:01 am
No, in the final Matchbox boxing (black with yellow/orange stripes). But at least the original decals are included - the Swedish markings might come in handy...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on August 28, 2014, 02:21:19 am
a couple of the new airfix lightning F6.  :wub:

also, one each of AFV 1/35 scorpion / scimitar CVR[T]'s

as for TallEng's ideas about a fairey swordfish as a RAF army co-operation a/c or torpedo a/c? i'd say the former
idea would be more amusing and obscure. still an RAF swordfish with a torpedo could have been a useful asset in
parts of the malayan campaign of late 1941...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 28, 2014, 04:52:23 am
...or with an ASW radar underneath and rockets under the wings - the Matchbox kit contains respective parts.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on August 28, 2014, 01:03:35 pm
Emhar 1/72 MkIV Tadpole, from P&S Models in York.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on August 29, 2014, 01:22:03 am
Emhar 1/35th Mark IV Tadpole, and Mark IV(Male)  :tank:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on August 29, 2014, 07:50:01 am
SNAP! ;D ;D ;D
(Almost):
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on August 29, 2014, 08:36:16 am
Takom 1/35 St. Chamond (Early with Iron Mask Man), might convert the latter into
a TC doll.  ;D

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on August 30, 2014, 05:17:06 am
from IHP models a 1/700 HMS Malta aircraft carrier. its a big monster quite a bit larger than the earlier Audacious class (HMS Ark Royal IV) something nearer the US Midways in size and role. Lovely casting, just awaiting the 2nd set of additional shapwatys parts to complete the basic ship kit. Now torn as to how i build her, as intended from the drawings with a late 40s look, like Eagle or Ark Royal, which would have had a similar time line and see the first generation FAA jets along with the early angled deck. Could be brave and do it like David Hobbs sketch of a modernised Malta to class A standard as per Victorious, Hermes and Eagle with the 2nd generation jets ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Rheged on August 30, 2014, 05:59:48 am
Be brave!!  Go for a full angled deck with Scimitars, Vixens and an early Bucc or two.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on August 30, 2014, 11:33:18 am
Be braver, buy a second kit!!! ;D. Whichever way you do it Geoff I'm looking forward to seeing it, the base kit looks very nice.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: pyro-manic on August 30, 2014, 11:53:12 am
Full angled deck, Vickers 583s and Rotodynes. ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on August 31, 2014, 02:08:24 am
Full angled deck, Vickers 583s and Rotodynes. ;D

Wow.  You read my mind (Rotodynes).
What am I thinking now?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on August 31, 2014, 10:58:08 am
Just got back from Hobbytime 2014  ;D
lots of great models there (pictures to follow), but i havent really found anything i wanted stashwise.
but i didnt leave the show empty handed  ;)

-Revell 1/144 EE Lightning F.53 RSAF
-MiniHobbyModels 1/144 P-38J Lightning
-Mistercraft 1/72 F-84G Thunderjet
-1/72 TOM East german Air Force serial/roundel decals
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on August 31, 2014, 11:28:54 am
from ebay two 1/72 Zvezdz Il-2 Stormoviks, one with the 37mm anti-tank guns - looking to build virtually OTB as aircraft used in the Russian invasion of the West in August 1945 [I'm reading Colin Gee's Red Gambit series on my Kindle at the moment]
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on September 01, 2014, 02:28:22 am
1/35th Tamiya:

STUG IV
Jagdpanzer IV
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on September 01, 2014, 04:19:21 am
Be braver, buy a second kit!!! ;D. Whichever way you do it Geoff I'm looking forward to seeing it, the base kit looks very nice.

Only if your paying !!!!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on September 01, 2014, 04:27:24 am
From the North West Kit Swap where I bumped into Aircav and quite a few of my former club mates from Bolton IPMS (I'm no longer an active member anymore).

Glencoe Bristol Sycamore
Italeri Wessex HAS3
Airfix Short Skyvan

I was however on form in my Evil Kit Finder General mode as found a resin Martian War Machine for one of Chris Paynes mates and got Rob M with an Olimp Bristol Type 188 and an Airfix 1/24th Mosquito  :wacko:.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on September 01, 2014, 08:12:51 am
via ebay
1/72nd scale Italeri Shorts Sterling IV glider tug.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on September 01, 2014, 12:41:23 pm
from the airfix last chance saloon
patrol and support group and  forward assault group sets and change from £30  :party:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 02, 2014, 06:51:00 am
A third PM Model Sea Fury FB.11...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Bungle on September 02, 2014, 08:45:10 am
Thought I had a bargain with these two.

Didn't know they were going to be delivered personally by the Royal Mail's Chief Exec.... :wub:

(http://imageshack.com/a/img540/932/PQE42N.jpg)

Nice to get a £1.50 discount !

UPDATE 03/09/2014.
Seller has sent a new invoice after having his error pointed out, however he's withdrawn the £1.50 discount for combined postage. Nice. :banghead:

I love ebay !
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on September 02, 2014, 11:15:00 am
That P&P is a little on the steep side Bungle.

Received from the US after being bought on ebay

1 x 1/72 decals for Curtiss H-75 Aces of GC 1/4 which are obviously not going onto a Curtiss H-75

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Old Wombat on September 05, 2014, 02:16:32 am
From BNA Model World:
2 x 1/35 Armour Turret Base for Mount Turret on All Vehicles (Live Resin - LRE35152)
2 x 1/35 Wrangler/Good Year 37" MT/R Tyre and Wheels Set (5pcs) for HMMWV and GMV (Live Resin - LRE35153)
2 x 1/35 Ballistic Supplies HMMWV Armoured Seats (5pcs) for all models (Live Resin - LRE35154)
1 x 1/35 Hi-Lift Jack, 60" for All Vehicles (Live Resin - LRE35161)
1 x 1/35 SINCGARS VHF Antenna AS-3900/VRC (30-88 Mhz) with Base Matching Unit 5pcs (Live Resin - LRE35158)
1 x 1/35 Blue Force Tracker Antenna with Base Matching Unit (5pcs) (Live Resin - LRE35160)
1 x 1/35 Mini-UHF X-Wing Sattelite Antenna for the TACSAT system with Base Matching Unit 4pcs (Live Resin - LRE35159)
1 x 1/35 Modern US Army M1117 Road Wheels for Trumpeter kit (Voyager - PEA199)
1 x 1/35 Stryker Driver's Compartment Set for AFV Club Stryker Series kits (Legend - LF1225)

From Model Kits Online:
2 x 1/35 M1127 Stryker Reconnaissance Vehicle (Trumpeter - TP 395)
1 x 1/35  M1117 Guardian ASV (Trumpeter - TP 1541)



Now I've got to tell Mrs Wombat! :-\
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on September 05, 2014, 02:42:24 am
From ebay 1/72 Airfix Dc-3 - old boxing with BEA & RCAF decals
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on September 05, 2014, 05:06:48 am
4 x Airfix 1/72nd Hurricane I (with fabric wing)
2 x 1/72nd Airfix Lightning F2A
Airfix "Easy Build" F-22A....for a laugh!!!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on September 05, 2014, 10:23:13 am
An ebay purchase

1 x 1/72 Airfix Lancaster BII for the forthcoming Blackbird Lincoln conversion.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 05, 2014, 01:00:56 pm
Who are Blackbird please and what else do they sell?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: TallEng on September 05, 2014, 01:19:33 pm
1 relatively  cheap Revell Dambuster (new mold) from that well known bookseller,
It was cheap because it was a returned item (damaged box) however box still sealed
And everything intact :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on September 05, 2014, 01:24:46 pm
Who are Blackbird please and what else do they sell?

http://www.blackbirdmodels.co.uk/      &      http://blackbirdmodels.webs.com/

And of course the Lincoln had longer wings Kit  :thumbsup:

Gondor

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on September 05, 2014, 01:55:46 pm
Who are Blackbird please and what else do they sell?

Their previous name was Delta Aviation or Delvac, Kit.  Not sure if their reputation has got better or not but it took me nearly 11 years to get my money back from the 1/72 C-5 I had bought from them which didn't get delivered (along with quite a few other people)

As you might know, they have some of the other ID Models moulds too.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 05, 2014, 10:42:36 pm
Who are Blackbird please and what else do they sell?

http://www.blackbirdmodels.co.uk/      &      http://blackbirdmodels.webs.com/

And of course the Lincoln had longer wings Kit  :thumbsup:

Gondor

Ahah, thanks for that Alastair.  :thumbsup:

It's the latest of Mr. Ashley's manifestations I see, I have a few early Delta bits and pieces in The Loft.

I've got a Pegasus Lincoln conversion already though, and I'm not sure I have enough space for another one.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on September 06, 2014, 12:50:19 am
Who are Blackbird please and what else do they sell?

http://www.blackbirdmodels.co.uk/      &      http://blackbirdmodels.webs.com/

And of course the Lincoln had longer wings Kit  :thumbsup:

Gondor

Ahah, thanks for that Alastair.  :thumbsup:

It's the latest of Mr. Ashley's manifestations I see, I have a few early Delta bits and pieces in The Loft.

I've got a Pegasus Lincoln conversion already though, and I'm not sure I have enough space for another one.  ;D

I intend to get this new conversion set as the detail is far better than the Paragon Designs conversion set that I already have, parts of which will be used for the Lancaster B.XL that is due to get more work done on it at some point.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: JayBee on September 06, 2014, 02:23:15 pm
At the Scottish Air Show to-day,

from the Montrose Museum stand, an AIRFIX Jetstream for a not too bad price.

and
from Sandy/Tojo633, a NOVO Fairey FD-2

 :drink: :drink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on September 07, 2014, 10:38:52 am
Just back from the Partizan wargames show at Kelham hall
from HLBS in 1:48 a ZSU23-4  and a bv ?? warthog ( the replacement for the BV406 )
from crooked dice a 1:56 resin transit van, and some supernatural exterminators with unlicensed nuclear accelerators, and a few heads and weapon bits.
From Ainsty resin a row boat and some cargo crates
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Daryl J. on September 07, 2014, 11:15:23 am
Hobby Boss Mirage III.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on September 07, 2014, 02:33:02 pm
Revell "odd scale" PBM-5 Mariner....at Driffield Show today.

It'll be RAF Coastal Command in SEAC colours. :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on September 08, 2014, 01:52:07 am
From Elhiem figures - all 1/72 pewter;
Scooby Gang
Early Helicoptor pilots (seated figures in flying helmets, goggles etc))
Mummy & Werewolf
Pilots (standing waving guns)
Private Detectives/Gangsters/Spys
NKVD in trench coats and hats

The standing pilots will probably become Sky Pirates, the NKVD and Private Detectives will become PDRV secret police and the Scooby Gang, Mummy & Werewolf will become part of a base for a Flying Boxcar in Mystery Inc colours.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Hobbes on September 08, 2014, 09:04:43 am
Just found some Airfix Tridents at King-kit for my Telford projects  ;D

The Tridents have just arrived, 4 of them, plus a VC-10.

One of the Tridents still had its original price sticker: £1.40...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on September 08, 2014, 01:54:25 pm
Just found some Airfix Tridents at King-kit for my Telford projects  ;D

The Tridents have just arrived, 4 of them, plus a VC-10.

One of the Tridents still had its original price sticker: £1.40...

Nice one Harro sounds like your on a roll  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Hobbes on September 09, 2014, 03:58:59 am
Yup. Avro 776, here I come!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on September 09, 2014, 09:15:25 am
got a great deal over at the local drugstore (Kruitvat).

got 2 revell 1/72 AB212/UH-1N's + paint (aqua), glue and brushes, with the second one at half price.
(special price, 6 euro's, second one at 3 euro's :D )
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: thesolitarycyclist on September 09, 2014, 01:07:29 pm
At Driffield on Sunday and i got

Matchbox Gloster Meteor NF14
Airfix Arado AR 196
Italeri Ju 87B2, SM 79 and Eurofighter EF2000B

All for the grand total of £26

Tiger Hobbies were selling 1/24 scale airfix P-51 and Harrier GR3 for £25 and £30 new
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on September 09, 2014, 06:20:25 pm
What's the SM79 like?  I've got the ancient Airfix one but as it's a red stripe box it might pay me to flog it to a collector and buy the Italeri version to build.

I got a very pleasing box from Hobby Link Japan today.
Ari 1/72 Kawanishi E15K1 Shiun Resin kit (and very good looking resin it is too - smooth and bubble free as far as I can see through the bags).
ARII 1/72 Mitsubishi Babs
Ark 1/72 Dewoitine D-520
Fujimi 1/24 Toyota TE-27 Levin
Aoshima 1/72 Falco Seaplane (from the Anime Future Boy Conan)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: thesolitarycyclist on September 09, 2014, 11:04:32 pm
The SM 79 looks surprisIngly good nice neat panel lines. Internal frame detail within the fuselage not bad at all. Comes with four different colour schemes. We were trying to work out how old the moulding was as the box says 2003
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on September 10, 2014, 03:28:06 am
Thanks.  The Airfix one is, well, typical for it's age I suppose.
I found a reference on Modelling Madness to the Italeri kit being released in 2004.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: thesolitarycyclist on September 10, 2014, 06:07:34 am
Zenrat, this is the boxing i bought.

http://www.rollmodels.net/nreviews/airplanes/72italerism79pluth/sm79.php
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on September 10, 2014, 06:24:21 am
Was in Calgary yesterday, picked up a couple of Monogram/Revell 1/72 Twin Mustangs --- got a plan  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 10, 2014, 07:15:36 am
We were trying to work out how old the moulding was as the box says 2003

It's about that old as I got 2 at the time they came out and still have one un-built. Nice kit, goes together well
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on September 10, 2014, 12:59:44 pm
Was in Calgary yesterday, picked up a couple of Monogram/Revell 1/72 Twin Mustangs --- got a plan  ;)

Any hints or is it wait and see?

RAF  --- with different engines/cowlings/noses/whatever ---  :lol:

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,11386.0/highlight,mustang.html
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on September 10, 2014, 02:10:31 pm
From Hannants

Revell 1/72 Merlin HMA1 (straight re-issue, same boxart, same decals, missed oppertunity to market as HM2 )

From eBay

Cromwell Models 1/72nd FV-215b Conqueror hull with the engine mounted fwd and the turret to the rear with the massive 183mm gun  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 11, 2014, 02:56:03 am
From Hannants both 1/72

Special Hobby Caproni Ca 311 and AZ Vultee Valiant BT13 Latin America boxing
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on September 11, 2014, 03:02:56 am
Zenrat, this is the boxing i bought.

http://www.rollmodels.net/nreviews/airplanes/72italerism79pluth/sm79.php

Thanks.  The fact that the review isn't a rave has decided me that I should just build my Airfix version - especially as i'll be whiffing it.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on September 11, 2014, 03:07:47 am
From Hannants both 1/72

Special Hobby Caproni Ca 311 and AZ Vultee Valiant BT13 Latin America boxing

I just goggled the 311.  Great looking plane - there aren't many subjects that i'd snap up on sight if I saw one in a hobby shop but that qualifies.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 11, 2014, 03:12:01 am
From Hannants both 1/72

Special Hobby Caproni Ca 311 and AZ Vultee Valiant BT13 Latin America boxing

I just goggled the 311.  Great looking plane - there aren't many that i'd snap up on sight if I saw one in a hobby shop but that qualifies.


Yes always liked it. I got the early clear nosed version as I have the old Italeri stepped nose version in the stash
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 11, 2014, 03:14:35 am
over last weekend.....

1/35 dragon MRLS with reload pods
1/72 valom HP hampden
1/72 fuijimi SH-3 [well the italian boxing of such with some extra resin]

and other assorted bits and bobs.

i also got to sit in the co-pilot's seat of XL231 'lusty lindy' at elvington!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 11, 2014, 03:24:32 am
i also got to sit in the co-pilot's seat of XL231 'lusty lindy' at elvington!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Green with envy! Well done.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 12, 2014, 01:12:35 am
Was in Calgary yesterday, picked up a couple of Monogram/Revell 1/72 Twin Mustangs --- got a plan  ;)

Any hints or is it wait and see?

RAF  --- with different engines/cowlings/noses/whatever ---  :lol:

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,11386.0/highlight,mustang.html

I can highly recommend C-130 turboprops... the OzMods set for C-130J would also fit onto a Mustang fuselage, not only on a Sea Fury (already checked this option  ;)).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 12, 2014, 02:15:15 am
i also got to sit in the co-pilot's seat of XL231 'lusty lindy' at elvington!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Green with envy! Well done.  :thumbsup:

and i can now testify that its a tight fit in any of the victor's crew positions.

lord only knows how they, encumbered with full flight gear, managed a scramble. practice, i guess.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: chiglet on September 12, 2014, 05:06:44 am

lord only knows how they, encumbered with full flight gear, managed a scramble. practice, i guess.
 
I was lucky enough to look round S for Sugar at RAF Scampton. I was in shirt sleeve order, so hats off to the chaps on a dark stormy night over enemy territory
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on September 12, 2014, 05:51:26 am
All 1/72 from ebay: PM Model Ta-154, Amodel Yak- & Yak-2, KP La-5FN, Hobbyboss Yak-3 and Zvezda Pe-8
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 12, 2014, 06:28:29 am
From Hannants both 1/72

Special Hobby Caproni Ca 311

Had a good look at this now and it's very nice. Interestingly the fuselage is moulded in clear plastic which given the amount of windows there are is a good idea. Special Hobby thoughtfully include full self adhesive canopy masks for both external and internal use  :thumbsup: Nice instruction booklet to which is in colour  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on September 12, 2014, 11:10:07 am
3 x Airfix 1/72nd Gnats :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Rheged on September 12, 2014, 11:39:22 am
3 x Airfix 1/72nd Gnats :wub:

This was the first kit my younger son made. As I recall, it went together well.

 What, I wonder, does our esteemed colleague plan to do with a swarm of Gnats?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on September 12, 2014, 01:56:29 pm
meerkats, hunting crocs?
foamy the squirrel and 2 of his friends ? ( if you don't know the web comic its weirder than that)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: scooter on September 12, 2014, 03:59:01 pm
meerkats, hunting crocs?
foamy the squirrel and 2 of his friends ? ( if you don't know the web comic its weirder than that)


Especially with the Amityville Toaster they've got.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on September 13, 2014, 02:01:14 am
Ha, ha, ha... ;D ;D ;D ;D

They'll all be single seaters :thumbsup:

Meanwhile.....bought an 8 inch long plastic lobster  :o :o :o :o

and on order is a rather large squeaky fish  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Meanwhile, in Narnia....... :tank:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on September 13, 2014, 04:15:12 am
just placed an order for the following kits:

-revell 1/144 Airbus A400M
-revell 1/144 Eurofighter Typhoon (single seat)
-revell 1/144 Eurofighter Typhoon (twin seat)
-Trumpeter 1/144 YF-23
-Italeri 1/72 UH-34J Sea Horse
-Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.I (early)

and tools wise:

-revell paint remover
-revell 20mm masking tape
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on September 13, 2014, 04:18:04 am
From Hannants both 1/72

Special Hobby Caproni Ca 311

Had a good look at this now and it's very nice. Interestingly the fuselage is moulded in clear plastic which given the amount of windows there are is a good idea. Special Hobby thoughtfully include full self adhesive canopy masks for both external and internal use  :thumbsup: Nice instruction booklet to which is in colour  ;D

MPM are doing the same.  Is there a connection between them and Special Hobby?
It put me in mind os Wonder Woman's invisible plane.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SdW4Bq6-MkM/U7qeAJneIaI/AAAAAAAAA2c/j_fPWTuNSP8/s1600/IMG_0307.JPG)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on September 13, 2014, 04:19:43 am
From Elheim Miniatures (all 1/72nd scale and white metal)

6 x Early helo pilots (generic civvie pilots)
4 x Commercial rucksacks
4 x Bergan rucksacks
4 x Modern helo door gunners
4 x Modern helo pilots
3 x Water-cooled Browning .30 cal MGs
1 x Russian ZPU-1 AA gun (1 x 14.5mm KPV on a field AA mount)

Order placed on Wednesday, order arrived on Saturday: good service. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on September 13, 2014, 05:14:27 am
Also from Elheim Miniatures

(all 1/72nd scale and white metal)
8 + 1 x BAOR 70/80s British Troops in NBC gear

With SLR, Sterling and GPMG, Thinking these will be ideal for RAF Regiment protecting a fwd deployed Harrier or guarding a HAS from Russian Spetnaz
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 13, 2014, 05:55:49 am
From Hannants both 1/72

Special Hobby Caproni Ca 311

Had a good look at this now and it's very nice. Interestingly the fuselage is moulded in clear plastic which given the amount of windows there are is a good idea. Special Hobby thoughtfully include full self adhesive canopy masks for both external and internal use  :thumbsup: Nice instruction booklet to which is in colour  ;D

MPM are doing the same.  Is there a connection between them and Special Hobby?
It put me in mind os Wonder Woman's invisible plane.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SdW4Bq6-MkM/U7qeAJneIaI/AAAAAAAAA2c/j_fPWTuNSP8/s1600/IMG_0307.JPG)


Same kit. Special Hobby are one of the MPM stables brand names. At one time SH were the limited run kits but now they are almost up there with major manufacturers. Still no joining pins/holes etc but otherwise excellent
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on September 13, 2014, 08:32:27 am
from Sloppy Jallopy,  a 28mm  FV432,  another for the Berlin brigade   :tank: 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on September 13, 2014, 12:48:58 pm
Also from Elheim Miniatures

(all 1/72nd scale and white metal)
8 + 1 x BAOR 70/80s British Troops in NBC gear

With SLR, Sterling and GPMG, Thinking these will be ideal for RAF Regiment protecting a fwd deployed Harrier or guarding a HAS from Russian Spetnaz

Yeah I had a look at the Cold War Brits too for an old idea of mine. Ideally I'd like British Army of that era in desert gear, but perhaps the idea could be modified....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on September 14, 2014, 03:26:34 am
just got back from a rumage sale in the village,

got a 1/72 Revell S100 Shnellboot & Flak .38 and an East-german Flag (great for presenting the GDR Mi.28 im working on)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on September 14, 2014, 10:03:09 am
From various traders at todays Duxford show (well before the Lancs turned up) and All 1/72nd scale.

Airfix DHC Chipmunk T10. (Pair of)
Airfix Hawk T-1A/Mk51.
Airfix Avro Lancaster BII.
Sword Lightning T-5. (Pair of)
Hasegawa AV8B plus.
Hasegawa F-16CJ. (Block 50)
Hasegawa Avro Lancaster BI/III. (marked down as a show special by Hannants from £54 to £26)
Fujimi Phantom FGR-2. (Alcock & Brown markings)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: lenny100 on September 14, 2014, 10:41:40 am
from the second hand sale at the sunderland museam

1/32 f-16xl
1/72 f-16xl
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on September 14, 2014, 12:01:57 pm
From Sutton Coldield's show..

1/48th HobbyBoss P-38L...looks superb!!

Some Armourfast German armour....Jagdpanther, and StuG IV.

Something in 1/35th RESIN.....a statue of an Aztec Snake God... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 14, 2014, 11:34:37 pm
Another PM Model Sea Fury in 1:72... you never know!  :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on September 15, 2014, 09:09:56 am
From Duxford yesterday [Sunday] some enduring memories of the two Lancasters together ;D and a Frog 1/72 Westland Wyvern :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: TallEng on September 16, 2014, 12:53:59 am
From the Airfix shop special offers,
1 Valiant, 2 DH88 Comets and an Arado float plane :thumbsup:
Postage to me in Germany is horrendous, so Dad is looking after them
In the U.K. For me :cheers:

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on September 16, 2014, 06:29:29 am
Also from the Airfix shop offers (going to be a lot of posts on here starting like that I think... ;)):

1/144th Vostok 1 (my fourth: some many sci-fi bits.............)

Sd.Kfz.234 "Pakwagon" armoured car (so many sci-fi possibilities and so inaccurate that you can butcher it with a clear conscience....)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Chaos on September 16, 2014, 08:36:22 am
New in my stash.
(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2014/09/i20821b0qjdy.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i20821b0qjdy.html)
(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2014/09/i20822btt7zt.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i20822btt7zt.html)
(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2014/09/i20823bry9vv.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i20823bry9vv.html)
(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2014/09/i20824bx7cly.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i20824bx7cly.html)
(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2014/09/i20825bm7mrq.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i20825bm7mrq.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on September 16, 2014, 12:58:34 pm
Visited the LMS in Red Deer today, one 1/72 Airfix Fokker Friendship travelled home with me --
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 17, 2014, 12:54:54 am
A shabby & cheap PM Model F-5A. Horrible kit, but it will be sliced up in a kitbashing project, anyway. ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on September 17, 2014, 01:49:02 am
Chaos - Do I see a Space Battleship Missouri in your future?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on September 17, 2014, 01:50:58 am
New in my stash.
(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2014/09/i20821b0qjdy.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i20821b0qjdy.html)

Two very interesting bits of armour there, what's the Takom Mark IV like?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on September 17, 2014, 02:50:09 am
just placed an order for the following kits:

-revell 1/144 Airbus A400M
-revell 1/144 Eurofighter Typhoon (single seat)
-revell 1/144 Eurofighter Typhoon (twin seat)
-Trumpeter 1/144 YF-23
-Italeri 1/72 UH-34J Sea Horse
-Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.I (early)

and tools wise:

-revell paint remover
-revell 20mm masking tape

arrived today :D
the new 1/144 A400M looks great  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on September 17, 2014, 05:23:37 am
From the charity figures project on the Frothers forum, 28mm limited edition Tank Girl, Booga and Camp Koala figures. :wub: :wub: :wub:

This was organised by the folk who run the Frothers forum and the figures were made by professional industry sculptors working in their own time for free. To get them, "customers" had to make a substantial donation to Cancer Research or the MS Society, and this has raised over £11,000 so far. Given the charity nature of the exercise, I'd have been happy if they'd been a bit ropey, but in fact, they are absolutely gorgeous, with beautiful fine detail and perfect casting.

Huge round of applause to everyone involved. :bow: :bow: :bow:

Thanks to Steel Penguin for giving me the heads-up on this. :thumbsup:

http://frothersunite.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=45070
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: pyro-manic on September 17, 2014, 10:01:05 am
The Chaos: Nice haul! Good mix of classic and new SB:Yamato stuff there. :)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on September 17, 2014, 11:39:42 am
Weaver:  glad to be of help, and they are  lovely lead  :thumbsup:   
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on September 17, 2014, 11:45:43 am
Frm ebay 1/72 Airfix Liberator B.VI and ARTmodel MiG-23PD
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on September 17, 2014, 12:05:24 pm
A skull, life sized, in plastic...

An Airfix 1/72nd Spitfire 22....just couldn't resist another one  :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Chaos on September 17, 2014, 02:49:36 pm
Chaos - Do I see a Space Battleship Missouri in your future?

HI
This is a Very much good idea. I want to do this.

Two very interesting bits of armour there, what's the Takom Mark IV like?
The quality is very good , but he still gets Etched and Friul tracks.

The Chaos: Nice haul! Good mix of classic and new SB:Yamato stuff there. :)
Thank you.   &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on September 18, 2014, 02:57:01 am
From the charity figures project on the Frothers forum, 28mm limited edition Tank Girl, Booga and Camp Koala figures. :wub: :wub: :wub:

This was organised by the folk who run the Frothers forum and the figures were made by professional industry sculptors working in their own time for free. To get them, "customers" had to make a substantial donation to Cancer Research or the MS Society, and this has raised over £11,000 so far. Given the charity nature of the exercise, I'd have been happy if they'd been a bit ropey, but in fact, they are absolutely gorgeous, with beautiful fine detail and perfect casting.

Huge round of applause to everyone involved. :bow: :bow: :bow:

Thanks to Steel Penguin for giving me the heads-up on this. :thumbsup:
http://frothersunite.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=45070

Awwww man, I am so jealous.  I love Tank Girl.
I demand pictures.
Did you get the tank or just the figures?
"My tank is like Dr Who's Tardis.  On the outside it looks really small and on the inside it's full of sh*t"
Best cartoon from the 90's that wasn't in 2000AD.  I still have all the comics, books and copies of Deadline with it in.

Today I got an Airfix 1/76 softtop LWB Landrover but it pales into insignificance compared to Tank Girl.
It'll either become a PDRV Secret Police vehicle or a technical and have an anti aircraft gun mounted on the back.



Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 18, 2014, 03:39:31 am
Two very interesting bits of armour there, what's the Takom Mark IV like?

mossie. takom kits seem pretty good. they have done a BMW 3 series [well its suspiciously simliar....]
c/w insurgent driver and AK-47, which i like.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on September 18, 2014, 03:55:17 am
Two very interesting bits of armour there, what's the Takom Mark IV like?
The quality is very good , but he still gets Etched and Friul tracks.

Two very interesting bits of armour there, what's the Takom Mark IV like?

mossie. takom kits seem pretty good. they have done a BMW 3 series [well its suspiciously simliar....]
c/w insurgent driver and AK-47, which i like.

Thanks guys.  Not my usual scale, but I've got to admit I'm tempted as I do like WWI armour.  With a St Chamond in their range, as well as 1/16 Renaualt FT's... :wub: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on September 18, 2014, 04:38:03 am
Zenrat,   Don't know abought Weaver but I only got tankie,  Booga and Kamp Kowalla.  there is a tank being done but they sold out in hours.
if you follow the link to Frothers and look at page 15 of the thread  there is a pic ( if you want to risk looking round frothers theres at least one set painted up in the minis section, though be warned moderation is something that is rarely practiced there)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Bungle on September 18, 2014, 07:29:10 am

Just had an Omega Models Letov S-331 biplane delivered. A resin kit, quite nice but not remarkable got it because it was cheap. However it arrived packaged in a box that once held 'Finish Powerball' Dishwasher tablets (other dishwasher thingys are available). What I have got is the best smelling kit I've ever owned ! Lemon fresh.  Going to scourer around for more boxes like these to store my kits !
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on September 18, 2014, 10:23:12 pm
Zenrat,   Don't know abought Weaver but I only got tankie,  Booga and Kamp Kowalla.  there is a tank being done but they sold out in hours.
if you follow the link to Frothers and look at page 15 of the thread  there is a pic ( if you want to risk looking round frothers theres at least one set painted up in the minis section, though be warned moderation is something that is rarely practiced there)

Yep.  Found them.  Thanks for the pointer.
I'm even more jealous.  I think I might have to dig out the Graphic Novel and work out what i'd need to kit bash/scratchbuild the tank...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on September 19, 2014, 12:29:35 am
Got my Valiant, a pair of valiant Add-on sets and a SHAR FRS1 all from the Airfix Clearance
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on September 19, 2014, 09:44:39 am
Zenrat,   Don't know abought Weaver but I only got tankie,  Booga and Kamp Kowalla.  there is a tank being done but they sold out in hours.
if you follow the link to Frothers and look at page 15 of the thread  there is a pic ( if you want to risk looking round frothers theres at least one set painted up in the minis section, though be warned moderation is something that is rarely practiced there)

Yep.  Found them.  Thanks for the pointer.
I'm even more jealous.  I think I might have to dig out the Graphic Novel and work out what i'd need to kit bash/scratchbuild the tank...


I only got the three figures: waaay too late for the tank.

Alan Martin's been doing new Tank Girl stuff with different artists since 2008. IMHO Rufus Dayglo has done the best of it, but unfortunately, they seem to have fallen out.

BTW, you need to look at this thread: http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,29251.0/highlight,tank+girl.html

 ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on September 19, 2014, 02:48:50 pm
Delivered today from ebay, all 1/72:Me-109T,Bf109H-1 and Heinkel He-219A
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on September 19, 2014, 10:04:54 pm
Academy 1/72 T-37.  Now I have a Bronco, a Dragonfly and a Mohawk I need to come up with a suitable Whiff for the 3 of them.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on September 19, 2014, 10:10:50 pm
Academy 1/72 T-37.  Now I have a Bronco, a Dragonfly and a Mohawk I need to come up with a suitable Whiff for the 3 of them.


How about contenders for an Aus Army COIN requirement, a bit like the way the US Army tested small various small jets before the USAF put a stop to it?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on September 19, 2014, 10:31:40 pm
The obvious one is PDRV CoIn operations against New South Wales forces in the 70's.
The aircraft being ex South Vietnamese AF purchased from the North following their victory.

Forgot.  I also got an AMT 1/24 Scooby Doo van (which was the reason to go to the LHS in the first place).  It's a snapper which i'm going to improve a touch (polish the body, detail paint, maybe swap the wheels and enhance the stance) and give to my niece as a house warming present.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitbasher on September 20, 2014, 12:34:10 am
Halfish price Airfix Valiant from Wonderland after Hannants and Airfix stopped (or ran out of) their reduced price stocks. Will be a real world build. A bit like the Vulcan and the Victor that have been in the stash for 20-odd years!  Or the second-hand Airfix Lancaster I paid a fiver for in 1980!!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on September 20, 2014, 03:48:38 am
Direct from Colin/Freightdog  one resin Saro SR177 (RN)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on September 20, 2014, 04:45:14 am
Direct from Colin/Freightdog  one resin Saro SR177 (RN)

DITTO  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kerick on September 20, 2014, 12:03:25 pm
Academy 1/72 T-37.  Now I have a Bronco, a Dragonfly and a Mohawk I need to come up with a suitable Whiff for the 3 of them.


Put rotor blades above each of them!!

My wife is reducing her stash. Two big trash bags of clothes and a giant bag of shoes out to charity.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 20, 2014, 12:45:25 pm
My wife is reducing her stash. Two big trash bags of clothes and a giant bag of shoes out to charity.

Mrs_PR19 does that too, and then she goes out and buys some more.............
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Rheged on September 20, 2014, 12:49:13 pm
My wife is reducing her stash. Two big trash bags of clothes and a giant bag of shoes out to charity.

Mrs_PR19 does that too, and then she goes out and buys some more.............

...as does Madame Rheged!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 20, 2014, 09:52:13 pm
Recent acquisitions of the past month:

1/25th Lockhart-'Stutz' Blackhawk LSR car (aside from money Stutz actually had little to do with the car)
1/25th Reversed-ribbed Halibrand mags with Speedway tires
... both from American Racing Miniatures from Chris Etzel moulds.

1/35th Tauro A7V
1/35th Italeri Staghound
... both from a 'moving to Hawaii' stash sell-off.

1/45th Minicraft(Entex) 1872 Vulcan Saddletank and cars
... from a member of the club.

1/520th AMT Hindenburg (X2)
... from Tower Hobbies.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 21, 2014, 07:21:37 am
At the Farnborough show yesterday all 1/72

Valom Vickers Wellesley Mk I (African Campaign) Probably real world

Sword F2H-2P Photo Banshee - thinking Australian in Vietnam. Not normally a jet man but she's early enough to have some individuality about her, especially with the recce nose.

Airfix Fairey Battle still in the shrink wrap for £5  :thumbsup: She will get a spinner for the prop and I'll do something with the canopy, maybe try and add a turret and she will be Hendon 1940. I also want the Belgian markings for a Blenheim that's heading for Telford.

Also got one of those "tacky" pencils for small parts. I shall report back
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 21, 2014, 11:40:36 am
From ebay - CMK Blackburn Firebrand TF5

From Uncle Frank, courtesy of the Hannants sale - a dozen Airfix Spitfire Mk IXcs.  £4 each?  I'd be stupid to turn that down.  Hopefully they'll reduce the PR19 or the Mk I/IIa too!  Especially the 19 - I've just got two left in the stash after throwing together about 7 or so.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: lancer on September 21, 2014, 01:42:28 pm
Yesterday feom Farnborough.

2 each of the Arfix Ligntning F6
Lightning F2
2 Arifix Drakens - Hey, I like tham..
Revell boxing of the ICM 144th TU144 - 1 more to get.
One very vintage Airfix Trident 1C
and finally a couple of Matchbox kits - JU188 and an Me410.

Biggest bloody haul of kits for a couple of years.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kerick on September 21, 2014, 04:28:09 pm
My wife is reducing her stash. Two big trash bags of clothes and a giant bag of shoes out to charity.

Mrs_PR19 does that too, and then she goes out and buys some more.............

...as does Madame Rheged!

Ditto here! Ands I get to carry out the old and carry the new back in again. Come to think of it, I carried in the old before it got old...... Family mule....or jackass?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on September 22, 2014, 01:20:10 am
Got me a diecast 1/72ish seaplane from the TinTin movie  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 22, 2014, 07:13:17 am
Yesterday feom Farnborough.


Revell boxing of the ICM 144th TU144 - 1 more to get.

Ah, glad you got it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: lancer on September 22, 2014, 09:43:36 am
Yesterday feom Farnborough.


Revell boxing of the ICM 144th TU144 - 1 more to get.

Ah, glad you got it  :thumbsup:

Cheers Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on September 22, 2014, 11:02:25 am
My wife is reducing her stash. Two big trash bags of clothes and a giant bag of shoes out to charity.

Mrs_PR19 does that too, and then she goes out and buys some more.............

...as does Madame Rheged!

Ditto here! Ands I get to carry out the old and carry the new back in again. Come to think of it, I carried in the old before it got old...... Family mule....or jackass?

Running joke between my g/f and I is that she is only after my body, to carry shopping etc home for her   :blink:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on September 22, 2014, 11:52:45 am
Been a long time coming but I finally bought something....

All 350 scale Trump:

AV-8B Harriers
AH-1 Cobras
EH-101 Merlins


Love that small scale stuff !

 :wub: :cheers:

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Chaos on September 23, 2014, 03:10:51 am
New in my stash
(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2014/09/i21044bc0a3b.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i21044bc0a3b.html)
and a big kit.
(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2014/09/i21045bm7mjh.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i21045bm7mjh.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on September 23, 2014, 05:50:59 am
From the Airfix Last Chance sale:

1 x 1/72nd Sea Harrier FRS.1
3 x Angel Interceptors
3 x 1/76th Soft Top Landrovers
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 26, 2014, 01:56:30 am
Two vintage KP kits, a MiG-19 and an Il-10, both in 1:72.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on September 26, 2014, 02:44:33 am
2 new additions this week:

-revell 1/144 F-16C Fighting Falcon
-revell 1/144 Eurofighter Typhoon (twin seater)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: proditor on September 26, 2014, 05:30:44 pm
I forgot to update. Bad cartoon superhero.

All 1/700:
2 x Skywave Gato and Japanese Subchaser sets. (My father-in-law served on 4 GUPPY diesels and my plan is to recreate them sailing together)
Hasegawa JMSDF Kongo
Hasegawa JMSDF Kirishima
4 x Orange Hobby RAM Launcher sets
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: scooter on September 26, 2014, 06:45:32 pm
I forgot to update. Bad cartoon superhero.

All 1/700:
2 x Skywave Gato and Japanese Subchaser sets. (My father-in-law served on 4 GUPPY diesels and my plan is to recreate them sailing together)
Hasegawa JMSDF Kongo
Hasegawa JMSDF Kirishima
4 x Orange Hobby RAM Launcher sets

Could make for an interesting dio with the Kongo and Kirishima joining in with the chase of the Gatos
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 27, 2014, 03:34:22 am
An RS Models P-51H (NMF, SEAC markings), an Amodel Bf 109X (Japanese markings, maybe...?) and a Hasegawa F-20 (eatthis will knwo waht it's for).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 27, 2014, 05:23:50 am
an Amodel Bf 109X (Japanese markings, maybe...?)

Did a Japanese one a few years ago, it's on here somewhere. Love to see your take on it
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 28, 2014, 09:59:11 am
I have a pair of two "mix and match" projects with, ehm, exchange of body parts between a German and a Japanese type - and in the wake of this I found the radial Bf 109 very attractiv and "Japanese". Should look good in a simple IJN livery, in dark green and light grey?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on September 28, 2014, 12:08:29 pm
From the Brampton Show...

Tornado F.3....to be either USAF, USN or USMC. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nick on September 28, 2014, 01:10:09 pm
At the Brampton Show I picked up the new release of the Fouga Magister from Airfix. Decals are for an Irish Silver Swallows bird no.220 or a Belgian bird. Looking closely at the plastic (same grey as the Gnat and Vampire) it's actually quite crisp and detailed. Not bad for a kit first moulded in 1975  :o ;D
This might be a real world build as I've got some great shots of the real thing (no.216) from a past visit to the IAC museum.

Also picked up a bunch of cheap 1/144 kits for £1 each. Army of One wants some and the rest can go in my stash for quickbuilds.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 29, 2014, 02:50:05 am
hmm, bit of a spree for me at brampton yesterday....

starting with vacforms [all in 1/72] of Vickers Valiant B2, P59 Airacomet, Dornier Do27, Brewster Buccanneer,
C-123 Provider and two Martin AM-1 Maulers

on the IM front, 1/72 airfix lancaster B2 and a hasegawa UH-60A.

special thanks to our very own deathjester, for his rather nice sets of stormfront decals. the ones with a scottish
flavor being very timely indeed.

btw, i wonder how OGL has gotten on at e-day in prague?  ;D ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 29, 2014, 02:50:39 am
Cheap shots at ev!lbay:

An Airfix Hs 123

A Hobby Boss triple combo with a MiG-15UTI, a P-40E and an AT-6

A shabby Kangnam MiG-31, to be sliced up in a bigger project...  :wacko:

A decal sheet mit SEAC roundels and codes.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on September 29, 2014, 03:01:04 am
From Evil-Bay. Italeri 1/72 Ilushyn Il-28.  Decals for USSR, East Germany, Poland & Finland.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 29, 2014, 06:19:35 am
- and in the wake of this I found the radial Bf 109 very attractiv and "Japanese". Should look good in a simple IJN livery, in dark green and light grey?

Very much, so it looks a natural in Japanese colours. Mine was a simple green over grey, it suits it

Found the thread. Sorry for picture size I hadn't figured Photobucket then

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,26646.0/highlight,me+109x.html (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,26646.0/highlight,me+109x.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Hobbes on September 29, 2014, 06:27:46 am
Direct from Renaud: the Sharkit X-31
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: proditor on September 29, 2014, 07:09:12 am
I forgot to update. Bad cartoon superhero.

All 1/700:
2 x Skywave Gato and Japanese Subchaser sets. (My father-in-law served on 4 GUPPY diesels and my plan is to recreate them sailing together)
Hasegawa JMSDF Kongo
Hasegawa JMSDF Kirishima
4 x Orange Hobby RAM Launcher sets

Could make for an interesting dio with the Kongo and Kirishima joining in with the chase of the Gatos

Man that would be a bad day for the Gatos...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 29, 2014, 07:38:09 am
- and in the wake of this I found the radial Bf 109 very attractiv and "Japanese". Should look good in a simple IJN livery, in dark green and light grey?

Very much, so it looks a natural in Japanese colours. Mine was a simple green over grey, it suits it

Found the thread. Sorry for picture size I hadn't figured Photobucket then

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,26646.0/highlight,me+109x.html (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,26646.0/highlight,me+109x.html)

Yeah, mine might turn into something similar - or a Manchukuo aircraft with some more odd colors - after all, I already have a IJN Fw 190 in the typical colors...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on September 29, 2014, 11:42:59 am
Received a couple of additions to my stash today from ebay

1 x 1/72 Airfix "The Dambusters" Avro Lancaster B.III(Special) which means I have all three of their new Lancasters now

1 x 1/72 SNCASE SE.535 Mistral by Heller

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on September 29, 2014, 03:31:12 pm
Im finally home from Prague and Eday.
20 new kits added to the stash.
All 1/72nd

BPK Boeing 737 200.
Fly Armstrong whitworth Whitley V.
HR model Sopwith pup.
HR model Avia B534 II (what if? Spanish decals)
HR model Avia B534 III.
HR model Avia B534 IV.
Admiral Rogozarski IK-3. (what if decals) A pair of.
AZ model Bell AH-1G Cobra (What if decals) A pair of.
KP Avia S-199. (brand new tool).
RS Models Yak 11. A pair of.
Planet Messerschmitt M-20B2.
Planet Koolhoven FK-58C1.
Planet Gloster F5/34.
Planet Dornier Do-31E. (hannants are asking £79, I got it direct from MPM for £46!.....Bargain of the weekend me thinks)
Special Hobby Supermarine Seafire 46.
Special Hobby DH Vampire FB-5. A pair of (Bagged and no decals)

And waiting for me when I got home.
Via eBay
Hasegawa J7W2 Jet shinden.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 29, 2014, 03:39:45 pm
Blimey, how much extra did that lot cost you in excess baggage charges OGL? A massive haul.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on September 29, 2014, 03:56:16 pm
I pre paid for an extra 20kilos of baggage, but only used 10kilos on the return trip.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 29, 2014, 04:40:16 pm
Good thinking there, no wonder you're OGL.....  ;D :lol: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on September 29, 2014, 10:39:16 pm
Im finally home from Prague and Eday.
20 new kits added to the stash.
All 1/72nd

BPK Boeing 737 200.
Fly Armstrong whitworth Whitley V.
HR model Sopwith pup.
HR model Avia B534 II (what if? Spanish decals)
HR model Avia B534 III.
HR model Avia B534 IV.
Admiral Rogozarski IK-3. (what if decals) A pair of.
AZ model Bell AH-1G Cobra (What if decals) A pair of.
KP Avia S-199. (brand new tool).
RS Models Yak 11. A pair of.
Planet Messerschmitt M-20B2.
Planet Koolhoven FK-58C1.
Planet Gloster F5/34.
Planet Dornier Do-31E. (hannants are asking £79, I got it direct from MPM for £46!.....Bargain of the weekend me thinks)
Special Hobby Supermarine Seafire 46.
Special Hobby DH Vampire FB-5. A pair of (Bagged and no decals)

And waiting for me when I got home.
Via eBay
Hasegawa J7W2 Jet shinden.



and i bet you said the 2nd bag was your clothes and stuff rather than kits  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on September 30, 2014, 02:13:34 am
AZ model Bell AH-1G Cobra (What if decals) A pair of.

What are the decal options on the one Martin? Can't find any mention of it on their website.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on September 30, 2014, 03:20:57 am
Your looking for AZ7484.

And its options are Czech, Hungarian, Swedish and Finnish.

It has the Czech What if sig logo on the box front, and it has Panther Gs artwork as the basis.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on September 30, 2014, 04:24:33 am
AZ model Bell AH-1G Cobra (What if decals) A pair of.

What are the decal options on the one Martin? Can't find any mention of it on their website.

http://modelweb.modelforum.cz/2014/09/08/novinky-az-model-admiral/?lang=CS (http://modelweb.modelforum.cz/2014/09/08/novinky-az-model-admiral/?lang=CS)

Aye they are a bit slow updating their website
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Bungle on September 30, 2014, 04:47:21 am

And waiting for me when I got home.
Via eBay
Hasegawa J7W2 Jet shinden.



That'll be from me then  ;D

Thank you for financing my new purchases.

Bungle
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on September 30, 2014, 05:53:28 am
AZ model Bell AH-1G Cobra (What if decals) A pair of.

What are the decal options on the one Martin? Can't find any mention of it on their website.

http://modelweb.modelforum.cz/2014/09/08/novinky-az-model-admiral/?lang=CS (http://modelweb.modelforum.cz/2014/09/08/novinky-az-model-admiral/?lang=CS)

Aye they are a bit slow updating their website

Hmm! Lizard Green camo looks good --
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on September 30, 2014, 06:00:37 am

And waiting for me when I got home.
Via eBay
Hasegawa J7W2 Jet shinden.



That'll be from me then  ;D

Thank you for financing my new purchases.

Bungle

Thought I recognized the sellers Id ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 30, 2014, 07:02:47 am
A third Airfix Blenheim Mk I  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Bungle on September 30, 2014, 08:58:59 am

September has been a productive month for me thanks to a spot of sick leave and then holiday on the doc's advice. I think my MoT has run out and the NHS are looking to do the repairs before I can get back on the road again. 4 lots of anti-biotics and new blood pressure pills - I think I'm funding the NHS !

Anyway sold a lot of kits on Evil-bay as my tastes change once again and after spending time lurking on evil bay I managed the following without anyone of them costing me more than a tenner (bar one item).

First off the change in tastes.... was interested in Japanese aircraft in 1/72 and then 1/72 modern armoured vehicles. They are now (almost) out and in come the following :

Matchbox - Dornier do.335
Italeri -  Messerschmitt me-210-A  (99p !)
Special Hobby -  AW Sea Hawk (I have an idea for this one !)
Revell - Fairey Gannet (annoyingly part started not mentioned but cheap)
Hasegawa - Grumman F11F Tiger - RAF ? Australian ? Tiger meet ?
Airfix - Red Arrows gift set (2 Gnats 1 Hawk) huge box for so little but just over a fiver - impulse buy no idea what to do with them !
Matchbox - Lightning T.55 - I remember when these went for silly money - £8
Matchbox - Hunter T.7 - ditto above £7
Hasegawa - Grumman OV-10A Mohawk - got to put those wings on something !
WS Models - Sukhoi Su-2 (I think that and the me-210 may swap sides)
Modelcraft - Blenheim Mk.1 and 1F 2 kits in one box again no idea - impulse buy - cheap
RarePlanes - Republic AT-12 Guardsman - I like vacuforms along as the subject can't be bought injected.
Revell - Arado Ar240A-02 - again no idea what to do with it
MPM - Vought Vindicator
Frog - Messerschmitt me-410 
Frog - Junkers Ju-87 Stuka (on floats ?)
Frog - Rockwell OV-1 Bronco - something is brewing but not quite sure what the 410 wings may play a part
Special Hobby - Vultee A-35 Vengeance
Williams - Martin B-10

and the most expensive (supposedly only 500 models produced) a Blackburn Lincock £15 and when I was 'into' Japanese army and navy airforces I could never get one !

From another forum...

Emhar - Lockheed F-94-C
Matchbox - Heyford
Revell - Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
Novo - Vickers Vimy
Matchbox - AW Siskin
Airfix - Handley Page 0/400
Italeri - Junkers Ju86 Civil version
Aifix - Vickers Valiant (only £17 !)

The two WWI kits are for my grandson, he's doing the period at school and has to do something for the school exhibition. I'm told I can only 'advise'  :angry:

Unfortunately back to work now so October should be a little easier on the pocket !


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 30, 2014, 10:08:30 am
As mentioned elsewhere I bought an Airfix Lightning F6 from my LGS today (that's 20 miles away...) and it's as I expected of course, an F2A with overwing tanks, blanking plates for the upper cannon battery and otional cannon pack in the front end of the tank.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on September 30, 2014, 10:56:40 am
Received today from ebay and three days earlier than expected  :blink:

1 x 1/72 Matchbox F-4 Phantom FG.1/FGR.2 An unopened box with only a little wear. To be made into a F-4M(FV)S in a similar fashion to Thorvic's build

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Chaos on September 30, 2014, 12:26:26 pm
from ma dealer:
USS Baltimore 1/700 from Trumperter
And Japanese Submarine Depot Ship Heinmaru. 1/700 from Hasegawa
The idee I make a Hybrid carrier battelship from the SBY universe.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on October 01, 2014, 07:29:38 am
As mentioned elsewhere I bought an Airfix Lightning F6 from my LGS today (that's 20 miles away...) and it's as I expected of course, an F2A with overwing tanks, blanking plates for the upper cannon battery and otional cannon pack in the front end of the tank.

looking at the way airfix moulded this and the F2A, kit, you get the impression other variants may happen in the
future and plenty of useful spares in the meantime.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 01, 2014, 07:58:28 am
No, they can't get any other Lightning mark out of the box unless they added the bombs, rocket packs, etc for the BAC demonstrators or Suadi/Kuwaiti aircraft.

They'd need to make some major tooling changes to get one of the earlier marks out.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 01, 2014, 08:28:43 am
I'd agree with Lee there, both the F2A and the F6 have the rear half of the belly tank moulded in situ with the fuselage so they'd need a totally new mould for that. And the wings have the increased camber leading edges moulded into the top half, so once again the earlier versions would need new wings as well.

The lower half of the F6 wings don't have pilot holes for any stores pylons that I can see, and the F2A and F6 wing sprues are identical. They do have pilot holes for the upper wing tanks, and somewhat bizarrely they have pilot holes for the refuelling probe in BOTH lower wing halves! That'd make an interesting 'spot the difference' model, wouldn't it? I may do that on the PR9.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on October 01, 2014, 09:20:58 am
From the Airfix sell off, all 1/72: Victoria Cross Icons set[Fairey Battle, HP Hampden, Blenheim IV and Hurricane Mk.1, Harrier FRS1, DH.88 Comet [the green one] and Vought Kingfisher + the new tool Blenheim Mk.1 anfd from evil bay HUMA Me.263/Ju248 and Airfix P-61 Black Widow ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 02, 2014, 03:47:40 am
Possibly, but it's a poor copy of the old Frog MkIa/Va.  You were robbed.  A penny is far to generous for that piece of tat.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on October 02, 2014, 04:08:31 am
I'd agree with Lee there, both the F2A and the F6 have the rear half of the belly tank moulded in situ with the fuselage so they'd need a totally new mould for that.

snippex applied

somewhat bizarrely they have pilot holes for the refuelling probe in BOTH lower wing halves! That'd make an interesting 'spot the difference' model, wouldn't it? I may do that on the PR9.  ;D ;)

oh, ok. one can but dream. either way i am surely right about the spare parts.

btw, some of their harrier GR7/9/9A boxings have the pilot holes on both sides of the intakes too for the IFR probe
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on October 02, 2014, 07:41:20 am
Up until now I've only ever used the "buy it now" button.....so, I'm happy to say ( and rather excited !) that I've just won my first ebay auction !

I stumbled across a set of 6 bagged Shackleton kits for $19 CDN. So I hit the bid button.

Got to work this morning and remebered there was only a day left, so I checked in to see that in actuality there was really just over an hour, and I still had the winning bid. Figured I'd better log in and check it out. But, being on my work PC and not at home, I didn't have the password ! Panic time....had the reset request sent to my home email, but I can't access that on my work PC, so I had to go thru my phone, which ( amazingly ) worked.

Now just under an hour to go....so back to work I go.

Luckily I sat down at the comp with 1 minute left, and I was outbid ! Being an amateur, i stumbled and fumbled my way to bid @ $22....and then watched the seconds tick down until I was confirmed the winner ! Very exciting stuff, I can see how this would be addicting.

So, they're now bought and paid for. Cool beans. Lots of contra props and funky Shack/Lanc parts !

 :ph34r: :drink: :party:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 02, 2014, 09:40:20 am
$22 for SIX Shackleton kits? That sounds like the buy of the century Cap'n! Well done indeed.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on October 02, 2014, 09:42:51 am
Yeah! that's a way better deal than the five I got at GBP8.00 each (from Hannants)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on October 02, 2014, 10:54:20 am
Well, it was 22 USD I learned after the fact, still no big deal. Then I changed my shipping address from MI USA back to my home ( the kits are coming from Vancouver ) and the shipping went from 14 to 22 USD, and then the whole thing coverted back to CDN ended up at a total of $50. Still a not a bad deal for 6 kits I'd say....

 :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: major on October 02, 2014, 05:45:27 pm
Captain,
looks like the seller has a warehouse full of them! He's just listed another lot of them!
Just went through his listings, and a lot of interesting 'job lots'. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on October 02, 2014, 06:01:16 pm
lol I was just coming here to say the same thing ! Another boxless 6 pack for 17.77 ! There are some other sweet deals in there as you said, like 6 or more of the old Firefly kits for 15 !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 03, 2014, 03:00:28 am
A relatively cheap Matchbox Twin Otter (Revell re-boxing) - no plan for it, but for less than EUR 8 I had to take this opportunity...  :rolleyes:
Even if it is just for the optional floats!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 03, 2014, 07:17:57 am
Well, it was 22 USD I learned after the fact, still no big deal. Then I changed my shipping address from MI USA back to my home ( the kits are coming from Vancouver ) and the shipping went from 14 to 22 USD, and then the whole thing coverted back to CDN ended up at a total of $50. Still a not a bad deal for 6 kits I'd say....

 :blink:

Right so shipping within Canada is more expensive then shipping Canada to USA ?  :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on October 03, 2014, 08:21:22 am
Twin Otters.....love that aeroplane !

Ya I found that bizarre as well Chris. I could have had it shipped to the depot in MI for cheaper, but then it's a trip across ( $6 in bridge toll ) and a 2 dollar fee at the depot, and then customs...which would be tricky ( I'm assuming ) having bought it in Canada, shipping it to the US, and then bringing it back to Canada !

 :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on October 04, 2014, 06:30:54 am
AZ model Bell AH-1G Cobra (What if decals) A pair of.

What are the decal options on the one Martin? Can't find any mention of it on their website.

http://modelweb.modelforum.cz/2014/09/08/novinky-az-model-admiral/?lang=CS (http://modelweb.modelforum.cz/2014/09/08/novinky-az-model-admiral/?lang=CS)

Aye they are a bit slow updating their website


Cheers Geoff and Martin: looks interesting. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on October 04, 2014, 06:35:05 am
A relatively cheap Matchbox Twin Otter (Revell re-boxing) - no plan for it, but for less than EUR 8 I had to take this opportunity...  :rolleyes:
Even if it is just for the optional floats!

And the skis.... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on October 04, 2014, 06:55:14 am
From Hannants

Sword Harrier T4 plus Freightdog replacement intakes
Sword Seafire IIc
Sword Seafire III

The Seafires were back ordered as they are a re-issue
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on October 04, 2014, 08:25:57 am

Sword Harrier T4 plus Freightdog replacement intakes


Those Sword Harrier trainers are quite nice kits ---  :thumbsup:  What do Colin's intakes do to enhance it Geoff?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 04, 2014, 08:33:06 am

Sword Harrier T4 plus Freightdog replacement intakes


Those Sword Harrier trainers are quite nice kits ---  :thumbsup:  What do Colin's intakes do to enhance it Geoff?

They're moulded with the blow-in intake doors in the open position, or at least the upper ones anyway. As they go down the intake they're moulded more and more closed, just like the real thing when the engine's not running and it's on the ground.

They work on almost every 1/72 scale Harrier kit as everyone uses the same joint line thank godness.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 04, 2014, 03:35:10 pm
From Hannants

Sword Harrier T4 plus Freightdog replacement intakes
Sword Seafire IIc
Sword Seafire III

The Seafires were back ordered as they are a re-issue

I'll have to put an order in for the Seafire IIcs - they went REALLY fast and couldn't get anymore.  New decals in these ones though.

Bought some paint today.  Keeping my readies for Telford!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 05, 2014, 07:07:52 am
Went to the North Surrey MM show yesterday. Very small with only 6 or so traders, none of whom I'd seen, or at least remember seeing, before. A lot of the stock was armour and figures but there was a trader specialising in Gunze/Mr Hobby stuff so took the opportunity of replenishing my glue supplies. Got Mr Cement S and the new Mr Cement Deluxe (it's thicker and more suitable for longer seams. Also got some thinner which is great for cleaning up most types of filler.

Only one kit bought, however got a cracking deal. 1/72 Special Hobby Spitfire 24 for £7.50p  ;D Still in the sealed bag in a pristine box  ;D :thumbsup: Worth the half hours trip to the show on it's own.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 05, 2014, 07:19:49 am
I may request some of the spares!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Chaos on October 06, 2014, 03:48:52 am
My last kits.
(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2014/10/i21439bpi1p6.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i21439bpi1p6.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 06, 2014, 05:52:33 am
A Matchbox He 219 and a Smer Su-17M4, both 1:72 and intended as body part donators.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: CANSO on October 06, 2014, 06:29:41 pm
...ended up at a total of $50. Still a not a bad deal for 6 kits I'd say....
And the offer is still there (http://www.ebay.ca/itm/LOT-of-6-KITS-MODELCRAFT-1-72-SCALE-AVRO-SHACKLETON-MR-3-MODEL-KIT-NO-BOXES-/161439677471?pt=Model_Kit_US&hash=item25968dfc1f) :lol:.
This guy is selling his 6-packs since years - I already mentioned him in a diferent thread. You shouldn't be in a hurry at all. Sorry, I didn't catch your first posting about this deal to share my information earlier.
Anyway, maybe somebody else needs 6 more Shackletons?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Knightflyer on October 07, 2014, 12:45:57 am
...ended up at a total of $50. Still a not a bad deal for 6 kits I'd say....
And the offer is still there (http://www.ebay.ca/itm/LOT-of-6-KITS-MODELCRAFT-1-72-SCALE-AVRO-SHACKLETON-MR-3-MODEL-KIT-NO-BOXES-/161439677471?pt=Model_Kit_US&hash=item25968dfc1f) :lol:.
This guy is selling his 6-packs since years - I already mentioned him in a diferent thread. You shouldn't be in a hurry at all. Sorry, I didn't catch your first posting about this deal to share my information earlier.
Anyway, maybe somebody else needs 6 more Shackletons?

I bought from this seller earlier in the year...6 Shackletons, 6 Sea Vixens, 6 Sea Venoms, a Whitley and a Halifax chucked in free to boot. The postage for the one big box to the UK of course was then very reasonable, with the cost per kit then working out very low/very reasonable. Some of the Shackletons and most of the Sea Vixens were sold on reducing the 'relative' cost of the remaining kits even further

If two or three what-iffers were looking for several of the same kit ...eg Shackletons then a multi-buy from this seller is certainly worth considering...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 07, 2014, 01:35:19 am
I bought from this seller earlier in the year

Who is this guy please, what's his seller's ID I mean?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Knightflyer on October 07, 2014, 02:01:39 am
I bought from this seller earlier in the year

Who is this guy please, what's his seller's ID I mean?

pm inbound kit
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on October 07, 2014, 02:17:41 am
1/35 tamiya M561 Gama Goat.... will donate the trailer parts to my 'Gama Goat Herd' idea
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 07, 2014, 06:48:20 am
Eduard mask for the Airfix Blenheim. To late for the current one as it's half way done but will be ok for the real world one.

Xtradecal Blenheim Mk I, If, Iv and IVf transfer sheet. I wanted this for my real world Mk I but there are 2 Mk IV's on it  that just have to be done, one with a shark's mouth  ;D. So that's 2 or 3 of the kit I'll need when it's out.

Both from the Big H in 2 days  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on October 07, 2014, 10:34:23 am
2 new ships added :)

-revell 1/700 Z38 Zerstörer 1936 A "Narvik-Klasse" (escort ship for planned 1/720 Graf Zeppelin carrier)
-revell 1/530 USS Hornet (CVS-12) apollo recovery vessel
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on October 07, 2014, 03:46:41 pm
Airfix 1/72 De Havilland DH.82a Tiger Moth. Lovely little kit of a lovely little aeroplane.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on October 07, 2014, 07:33:20 pm

What are you going to do with all those 700 scale boats and 350 scale Harriers ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on October 07, 2014, 10:41:55 pm
From the Ukraine

Modelsvit 1/72 Bartini VVA-14  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 07, 2014, 11:35:47 pm
Airfix 1/72 De Havilland DH.82a Tiger Moth. Lovely little kit of a lovely little aeroplane.

Second that. Saw the kit/box at a friend - sweet piece!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 07, 2014, 11:37:15 pm
All 1/72, all from eBay:

Academy OV-10A Bronco
Academy JU-87 G-1
Novo Vultee A-31 Vengeance Mk.II
Hobby Boss F/A-18 A

I only purchased the F-18 because in the eBay photo it had "Includes RAAF decals" on the box lid. The kit that turned up doesn't have that on the lid and only has CAF and Blue Angels decals :angry:.

An early Italeri F-18 kit has RAAF decals, as well as USN, CAF and Spanish options.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on October 08, 2014, 12:17:25 am
All 1/72, all from eBay:

Academy OV-10A Bronco
Academy JU-87 G-1
Novo Vultee A-31 Vengeance Mk.II
Hobby Boss F/A-18 A

I only purchased the F-18 because in the eBay photo it had "Includes RAAF decals" on the box lid. The kit that turned up doesn't have that on the lid and only has CAF and Blue Angels decals :angry:.


You should really look for this kit:-

http://www.scalemates.com/products/product.php?id=100184 (http://www.scalemates.com/products/product.php?id=100184)

Thinks its now OOP but worth looking out for as it has the RAAF and RCAF markings
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 08, 2014, 12:21:37 am
From the Ukraine

Modelsvit 1/72 Bartini VVA-14  :thumbsup:

So it's a rapid build-up before Telford then?  ;D :lol:

Fleet Air Arm?  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on October 08, 2014, 02:30:29 am
Have a look at Red Roo models. www.redroomodels.com
I've got a set of RAAF Airacobra decals i'm not going to use which you can have if you want.
They look something like this (https://www.redroomodels.com/images/products/434-300x300.jpg)

pm me if you want them.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on October 08, 2014, 08:53:28 am
a pack of the Tamiya WW1 infantry men, and some more 1:35 walls
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 08, 2014, 05:38:49 pm
From ebay:
Frog De Havilland Hornet.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: major on October 09, 2014, 03:55:53 am
From Kingkit this morning,
2 x AZ model Spitfire Tr.9, both to be RW IAC service. :thumbsup:
But.... What to do with the two spare Tr.8 fuselages?  :unsure: Wooksta????

Ray
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 09, 2014, 05:53:57 pm
You mean the single seat fuselages, plus the other oodles of spare bits left over?

Buy one of the CMR* Spitfire IXs - the early RR conversion is ideal, albeit a bit pricey - and build as it is.  You'll have a lot of spares from that, especially a wing, canopy and a prop.  Uncle Colin and Freightdog might sell you a set of Merlin radiators and you can still get Aeroclub's Spitfire undercarriage set.

IIRC, there's another set of Irish markings left over in the kit.  Ideal for the Airfix Spitfire IXc - Ireland wanted Spitfires, Mk IXs, but ended up with reconditioned Seafires.

*These are the Rolls Royce of 72nd Spitfire kits and many come with lots of spare bits.  They are pricey but, depending on the kit, when you start breaking the bits down and pricing them up as aftermarket, it actually looks to be more realistic.  Best VFM is teh mk IXe international boxing.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: major on October 09, 2014, 06:20:52 pm
Wooksta,
Many thanks for the info. Will go hunting for the CMR kit, (as soon as funds allow!)
Have a couple of Airfix IX's, buried, somewhere. I'll be digging them out. :thumbsup:

Cheers... Ray
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on October 10, 2014, 12:45:31 pm
Airfix P-51D, the Tuskeegee one. Beauty kit.

 :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 11, 2014, 06:52:53 am
It is nice isn't it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on October 11, 2014, 09:44:19 am
bought 2 new stash additions at the Belgian Modelersforum membersday  :mellow:

-Revell 1/144 (wannabe) MIG-31 Foxhound
-Revell 1/72 Eurocopter EC135.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Chris Payne on October 11, 2014, 12:35:54 pm
Picked up another Airfix 1/72 Lightning F.6 today.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 12, 2014, 11:37:37 am
A vintage Arii Cessna 337/O-2A in 1:72
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on October 13, 2014, 03:47:00 am
picked up a Revell 1/72 DHC-6 Twin Otter this morning  :mellow:
i like it that they included the extended nose, ski's and floats  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 13, 2014, 04:32:08 am
Yes, it's the Matchbox kit - but Revell did not do a good job at promoting the optional parts!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on October 13, 2014, 07:06:06 am
from the newark show yesterday [held at southwell racecourse]

1/35 dragon 'desert rats' figures [2 boxes]
1/35 M113 individual track link set [of japanese origin]
1/35 AFV decal sets for early panzers; UK forces in gulf war 2; lebanese AFV's and tanks

the aircraft bits were mostly bargains...

1/72 airfix B-57 canberra
1/72 pegasus miles magister [RAF NF sqn hack methinks]
1/72 pegasus Boulton Paul P111A

several decal sheets i didn't have. i also found a good but short photo book on axis panzers for £1

all in all a good show. hey even OGL was seen there, though quite what he wants a special hobby C-60 for was
anyones guess,  ;D ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on October 14, 2014, 04:30:16 am
Via ebay,1/72 Hobbyboss MiG-15UTI and Toko An-72
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on October 15, 2014, 07:20:29 am
Another delivery today, all1/72:
Airfix Eurofighrt Typhoon F.Mk2
Heller DC-6B
Hobbyboss F4F-4 Wildcat
Hobbyboss F6F-3 Hellcat
Novo Fairey Delta 2
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Chaos on October 15, 2014, 11:59:05 pm
From my shop
the new GAZ 66 from Trumpeter
and aThunderbold II and the Scuduf Supmarine from Hobby Boss
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 16, 2014, 04:55:33 am
Got hands on a REVELL WELLINGTON MK .X /XIV (the Matchbox kit, reboxed) - primarily for the decal sheet with SEAC markings, and maybe for the gun turrets...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on October 16, 2014, 06:13:48 am
Got hands on a REVELL WELLINGTON MK .X /XIV (the Matchbox kit, reboxed) - primarily for the decal sheet with SEAC markings, and maybe for the gun turrets...

Got a bunch of those in my stash (Revells and Matchbox boxings), the turrets are not very good ---
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on October 16, 2014, 06:33:10 am
The Postman brought two very different flying boats today, both 1/72:
Airfix Grumman Widgeon/Gosling
Revell BV222 "Wiking"

The Widgeon could almost be a lifeboat/tender for the BV222 ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 16, 2014, 08:27:03 am
The Widgeon really needs stronger main landing gear legs, they bend badly post-build, but I'm not sure that SMC or anyone does white metal ones.

I've built two of them in my time but while it's a lovely looking aircraft having the wheels at funny angles detracts from things somewhat.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: deathjester on October 16, 2014, 09:49:48 am
From eBay - 1/72 Bede BD5J !!  So cute and tiny:-) ..
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 16, 2014, 09:53:40 am
From eBay - 1/72 Bede BD5J !!  So cute and tiny:-) ..

Don't you get the -5J and the prop driven -5  in the same box? Mine was like that.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: deathjester on October 16, 2014, 10:05:59 am
No, just the one.  But the 5J can take jet or prop engines according to what I've read.
 BTW, could you not use wire to make the Widgeon u/c?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 16, 2014, 10:29:12 am
No, just the one.  But the 5J can take jet or prop engines according to what I've read.
 BTW, could you not use wire to make the Widgeon u/c?


The prop version comes with optional length wings.  ;D Mine's an LS kit so is yours a different manufacturer?

I guess wire would be an option for the Widgeon main gear, it's a tad small though so could be fiddly.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on October 16, 2014, 11:26:28 am
From eBay - 1/72 Bede BD5J !!  So cute and tiny:-) ..

Don't you get the -5J and the prop driven -5  in the same box? Mine was like that.

Yep! long wings are the prop driven, short wings the jet powered
(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Bede%20BD5/BedeSnowbird023_zps97d2e560.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/Bede%20BD5/BedeSnowbird023_zps97d2e560.jpg.html)

another of my projects I really should finish
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 16, 2014, 11:49:39 am
another of my projects I really should finish

Ditto.

I've already done the BD-5J, to be posed 'flying' inverted over the BD-5 prototype on the wire that's sticking out of the base. I've only had them in build for about 15 yrs.....  :banghead:

(http://img540.imageshack.us/img540/4500/wXrrpv.jpg)

Sorry for the rubbish pic, my pocket-cam refuses to flash if there just one single photon of light available. <sigh>
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: JayBee on October 16, 2014, 12:20:49 pm
OK

The BD-5 series had several wing lengths :

The prop version had two spans, these being the standard wing of 14' 3".
The alternative wing, for cross country flights was 21' 6".

The BD-5J had a span of 17'.

The glider version, the BD-5S had a span of 27' 10". There was only one built and it proved too difficult to control so was not continued with.

The kit was originally from LS and you got a prop version with the 21' 6" wing, and the J with the 17" span wing.

The kit was subsequently issued by ARII in which you get two of everything. In other words two prop jobs and two jet jobs.

From my personal experience the canopies in the ARII kit are slightly less clear than the original LS ones.

Jim AKA BD-5 Fan.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 16, 2014, 12:45:06 pm
Jim AKA BD-5 Fan.

Especially PINK ones!  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on October 16, 2014, 12:50:52 pm

From my personal experience the canopies in the ARII kit are slightly less clear than the original LS ones.

Jim AKA BD-5 Fan.

Yes you're right Jim, got those Arii ones.  I tried to polish them out a bit but still not as I'd like it. Reason I haven't exactly rushed and un-packed them from their house moving box. The figures come from the spares box though, had a bunch of them from something, might have been the Hobbycraft Avro Arrow kits I think, they were on the small size for 1/72 (probably because that kit seems to scale out at 1/75 scale). Anyway, the group of BD5's I have will be a tongue-in-cheek take on the Snowbird Display Team
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: JayBee on October 16, 2014, 12:57:00 pm
Hi Robert, yes I remember the original thread about that build.

And now Ladies , Gentlemen, and Whiffers

Regarding the BD-5S, here is the page from :
Janes World of Sailplanes and Motor Gliders,
by Andrew Coates.

(http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu247/JBricknell/BD-5Spage.jpg) (http://s652.photobucket.com/user/JBricknell/media/BD-5Spage.jpg.html)


And here is a photo of three BD-5’s that I have had on the go for a long time now.
The first two are prop jobs and are the same aircraft but for the ETPS (Empire Test Pilots School).

The third one is the BD-5S glider.

(http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu247/JBricknell/IMG_0001-5.jpg) (http://s652.photobucket.com/user/JBricknell/media/IMG_0001-5.jpg.html)


Jim
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on October 17, 2014, 06:19:40 am
Two more from ebay: Hasegawa G8N1 Rita and Airfix Nimrod - I'm thinking PLAAF markings for the Rita
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: lancer on October 17, 2014, 01:52:29 pm
Two more from ebay: Hasegawa G8N1 Rita and Airfix Nimrod - I'm thinking PLAAF markings for the Rita

PLAAF markings on the Nimrod??
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: JayBee on October 19, 2014, 03:00:49 am
From yesterday's show at Glasgow.

KP XFY-1 Pogo
PLATZ P-51D double kit (1/144)
Hasegawa J7W1 Shinden Snap-together Kit (1/100)
New Airfix Gladiator J-8A/Mk. II
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on October 19, 2014, 03:58:21 am
Oooh, Pogo.  I need one of them to accompany the Salmon in my stash.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on October 19, 2014, 04:59:40 am
hmm, yesterday's haul from a trip to birmingham, parabellum especially and a bit of a dragon fest....

1/35 dragon UH-1D with german army markings
1/35 dragon german radio and command post
1/35 dragon 'fallen comrades' -aachen 1944
1/35 italeri  water fountain
1/35 dragon Pz.Kpfw.I leichte funk

1/72 special hobby heinkel he-178V2 [this boxing has two sets of wings and i'm not sure why.  did the wings change in shape between the V1 and V2 prototypes?]
1/72 special hobby meteor prone pilot
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 19, 2014, 05:39:13 am
From Glasgow:

Sword Seafire IIc
2 x Sword Seafire III
Airfix Spitfire PRXIX (part started)

From Robert via Martin H
Fujimi Spitfire FRXIVe
Academy Spitfire XIVc
Airfix Spitfire Vb
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on October 19, 2014, 12:42:21 pm
From Glasgow on Saturday,

1 x 1/144 Minicraft C-97 with a Freightdog AWI conversion set courtesy of Thorvic  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: lancer on October 19, 2014, 02:42:10 pm
From Reading Hobbycraft
 
1 Arixfix ME109E-7 / Trop
1 Airfix A-4b/4P Skyhawk

I only went in there for a bottle of glue....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on October 20, 2014, 05:06:58 pm
From Jays Hobby Products in Noo Zeeland I have just received a Tasman Models 1/72 De Havilland DH-89A Dragon Rapide Upgrade kit.
This consists of a Heller Dragon Rapide, some upgrade parts and some decals.
I'm thinking civilian, possibly Frankston Skycabs (Skybus?).

Or maybe...
(http://www.orionminiatures.com/images/DH_89A_Dragon_Rapide.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 21, 2014, 02:07:04 am
From Jays Hobby Products in Noo Zeeland I have just received a Tasman Models 1/72 De Havilland DH-89A Dragon Rapide Upgrade kit.
This consists of a Heller Dragon Rapide, some upgrade parts and some decals.

I've had that kit for ages, and I really must build it some time, RW as the RAF Dominie which took me into the air for the first time in 1953 or so. It's very well done indeed, the basic kit is good but the added Tasman buts are the icing on the cake.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on October 21, 2014, 04:01:37 am
From ebay:-
Huma Junkers Ju EF128
Special Hobby BV155
Hobbyboss Pe-2

and from Nicks stash clearance the F9F-8 Cougar and F11F-1 Tiger :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: pyro-manic on October 22, 2014, 03:18:26 pm
One resin kit today: a 1:144 scale Jagd Mirage head kit. Recast of an old kit from 1996. Will look something like this:

(http://1852.img.pp.sohu.com.cn/images/blog/2010/4/11/12/17/1289d99035eg215.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: CANSO on October 24, 2014, 10:21:49 pm
From the Salvation Army thrift store "Anakin's podracer" in 1:32 by AMT/Ertl for 4.00$ ; :cheers:  :D.
Box is open, but all parts still in the plastic bags.
Never had the idea to build this model, but the engines are superb for any kind of antigravity racer or space fighter.
(http://i43.tinypic.com/bej68w.jpg)

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on October 25, 2014, 01:23:11 am
Ooooh, they'd fit nicely on the Ultimate Sky Pirate airship/galleon/B29 i'm building in my head.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on October 25, 2014, 06:45:56 am
Not much, two packets of Tasman 1/72 North American FJ-1 vacuform canopies (and two in a packet) were at the post office yesterday.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 25, 2014, 07:39:13 am
Not much, two packets of Tasman 1/72 North American FJ-1 vacuform canopies (and two in a packet) were at the post office yesterday.

On which subject I ran down my book on the P-51F, G and H y'day. Maybe I'll be talking to Tasman before much longer too.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on October 25, 2014, 08:25:58 am
Not much, two packets of Tasman 1/72 North American FJ-1 vacuform canopies (and two in a packet) were at the post office yesterday.

On which subject I ran down my book on the P-51F, G and H y'day. Maybe I'll be talking to Tasman before much longer too.

Got them through Jay's Models Kit.  Which book is that you have -- is it a Ginter book ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 25, 2014, 09:24:05 am
Got them through Jay's Models Kit.  Which book is that you have -- is it a Ginter book ?

The best one is from the Air Force Legends series #209, 'NA P-51H Mustang, includes XP-51F, G & J lightweight fighters' by David McLaren. But I've also got the Aeroplane Magazine 'North American Company Profile' book which also includes all four of them but not in as much detail.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Hobbes on October 26, 2014, 04:01:07 am
From yesterday's ESM:
- Fujimi 1/24 McLaren F1. I've been waiting for this for a long time, I'm very excited there's finally a kit of this extraordinary car. The lack of engine detail is disappointing though, the Aoshima kit is better in this regard but it's a racing version. Guess I'll have to buy an Aoshima kit and use its engine.  

- Academy 1/24 Lamborghini Countach LP500. To be built as the Countach 7000 concept (ca. 1986)

(http://www.lambocars.com/images/countach/c7000.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 26, 2014, 07:17:42 am
From Uncle Frank:

Sword Lightning F3
Sword Seafire III x 2.  The folding wings may be sacrificed for a hybrid Spitfire 12 used for navy training.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on October 26, 2014, 10:14:25 am
Not exactly a stash increase but modelling related none the less.

Six small paint brushes a 2/0, 3/0 3x 5/0 and a 10/0 for £5 from the Craft fair as the SECC in Glasgow yesterday.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on October 26, 2014, 05:04:22 pm
Those pod racer engines look awesome ! Always see that kit around but never thought about spare parts....would be good engines for a supersonic A-10 maintenance diorama.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: pyro-manic on October 27, 2014, 11:25:24 am
It's actually quite rare now, and can go for a fairly high price on ebay and the like.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on October 28, 2014, 03:24:17 pm
off E-bay

Airfix 1/72 Vosper MTB early release still sealed in bag  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on October 29, 2014, 03:37:10 pm
My six-pack o' Shaks came in !

At least that's what the wifey said....I hope to be home in about a week to find out  :thumbsup:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: lancer on October 29, 2014, 05:09:46 pm
As a little b/day gift to myself from AJ aviation TAHS' sucessor

Zvezda both 1/72

SU39
SU27 SM
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on October 30, 2014, 03:52:43 pm
From ebay intech 1/72 Whitley V/VII
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on October 31, 2014, 07:49:48 am
Two more from ebay: 1/72 SMER Fulmar and Hasegawa X5FU-1 Flying Pancake
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on November 02, 2014, 02:18:14 am
the local toy store had a special sunday opening today.
just got back with a revell 1/144 F-104G Starfighter and F/A-18C Hornet  :mellow:

both will be built in Managuan AF colors  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on November 02, 2014, 04:34:43 am
Bought some serial codes - Sky and Med. Sea Grey - plus some Type C roundels from Uncle Frank yesterday.  Tore the place apart the other day for the latter only to find them in the same box I'd already looked in four times.  Needed them for the 2TAF Spitfires I'm doing.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Chaos on November 02, 2014, 11:38:04 am
Yield of the excursion to the Revell.
Draken 1/72
B2 1/144
Saturn 5 1/144
21 cm Mörser 1/72
And Battelstar Galactica for 10 €
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on November 03, 2014, 09:49:41 am
Big delivery of stuff from the Airfix Last Chance sale today. Not for the stash as such, though I may keep one or two things. Most will be sat on then fed onto ebay later....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on November 03, 2014, 11:43:07 am
via the Starship modeler on-line store.
Black sun models 1/72nd X/F-302A. Tau-ri/Human star fighter from Stargate SG1.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on November 03, 2014, 01:24:35 pm
Won on ebay:
AZ Spitfire Ib and a Heller Spitfire LFXVIe.  Black mouldings on the latter so likely to be warped, although as I've paid 99p for it, that'll be a donor kit for one of the Aeroclub fuselage conversions in the stash.

A lightning raid on Uncle Frank's this morning netted an AZ Spitfire IX kit, the "Interesting Camouflage" edition.  The cover one is an NMF Italian one and about as interesting as soggy cardboard.  However, that's what I wanted it for but the Czech Air Police markings in it will come in handy at a later stage.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on November 03, 2014, 01:47:43 pm
Received from ebay

1 x 1/72 Italeri F-111A  to be used for several projects as I prefer the Hasegawa kit.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on November 04, 2014, 06:52:36 am
Not stash as such but had a 20% off at WH Smiths so cleared out their stock of Humbrol Matt Spray varnish, 4 tins  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Gondor on November 04, 2014, 10:40:31 am
Not exactly stash but direct from Airfix today

1 x Hu 56 Aluminium

1 x Hu 184 Sea Grey

1 x Hu 230 PRU Blue

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 04, 2014, 12:48:35 pm
A 1:72 Hobby Boss P-40N and some (more) Hispano cannons from Pavla...  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on November 05, 2014, 01:41:28 am
I received my free kit for subscribing to AMW (posted from Belgium).
Airfix 1/72 Hurricane Mk1 rather poorly packed so the box was squashed.  No damage although the canopy has been pushed off the sprue.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on November 06, 2014, 05:55:42 am
Via the Postie

Toxso 1/72 Scud B and Launcher Inj Moulded kit

Looks OK on the sprues and should go nice next to the larger Topol  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on November 06, 2014, 06:44:16 am
I received my free kit for subscribing to AMW (posted from Belgium).
Airfix 1/72 Hurricane Mk1 rather poorly packed so the box was squashed.  No damage although the canopy has been pushed off the sprue.


Stuff I have had from Airfix has been exceptionally well packed, but that was from the UK
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on November 06, 2014, 11:34:32 am
From ebay, Hasegawa 1/72 Europe Aircraft weapons set, Eastern Express P-63A and Polikarpov I-185
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Old Wombat on November 06, 2014, 11:02:04 pm
On their way here to me on the Island (all Live Resin);

1 ea.    1/35 UH60 /Mi-8 /MI-17 Cargo Door M134D Mount
2 ea.    1/35 UH60/Mi-8/MI-17 Cargo Door M240H Mount
1 ea.    1/35 M240H Dillon Aero Standard 200 Round Ammunition Cans (8pcs)
1 ea.    1/35 Armour Turret Base for Mount Turret on All Vehicles (already have 3 of these - they go with the SAG turrets)
4 ea.    1/35 Save-A-Gunner (S.A.G.) Turret for all Vehicles
2 ea.    1/35 M3D/Dragon M-50 .50 Caliber Machine Gun with 6000 Round Box and Elastic Feed
5 ea.    1/35 MAG 58 GSMG (General Support Machine Gun), L7A2 GPMG (General Purpose MG)
3 ea.    1/35 Resin Ammo Belts 7.62x51mm NATO (.308" Winchester) - Resin Parts

And this lot should be at home by now;

1 ea.    1/350 Modern US SLQ-32 ECM & SRBOC Chaff (Veteran Models)
2 ea.    1/350 Mk.38 Mod2 25mm Chain Gun with Mk-53 Nulka Decoy System (Veteran Models)
1 ea.    1/350 RIM-116 RAM Launcher (Veteran Models)
1 ea.    1/35 Vietnam War Series - "Patroling" (5 fgures) (Master Box)
1 ea.    1/35 Toyota Hilux Pick-Up Truck with ZPU-2 AA Gun (Meng)
1 ea.    1/35 Remote Controlled Weapon Station for MRAPs and M1 Abrams (Live Resin)

And this is on top of my SAPMA Expo scores of;

1 ea.    1/48 CAC CA-13 Boomerang (Special Hobby)
1 ea.    1/48 FW.190A-? (Eduard?)
1 ea.    1/35 M2A3 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle with BUSK III (Meng) - too nice to Whif, think I'll have to buy a Tamiya Kit for that.
1 ea.    1/35 resin figures - can't remember which or who by (Alpine, Bravo6, Callsign & Legend are all in the mix)
plus a couple of kits which I can't recall at this time.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on November 06, 2014, 11:53:38 pm
I received my free kit for subscribing to AMW (posted from Belgium).
Airfix 1/72 Hurricane Mk1 rather poorly packed so the box was squashed.  No damage although the canopy has been pushed off the sprue.


Stuff I have had from Airfix has been exceptionally well packed, but that was from the UK

This may not have been packed by Airfix but by the magazine subscription people - one subscribes through a website separate from both Airfix and AMW.

Anyway, it survived and today was joined by an Italeri Caproni Ca-311 (no-box so the price was lovely) from e-bay.  It will be civillianised.  Possibly in Frankston Skycabs Yellow & checkerboard livery.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on November 07, 2014, 11:00:16 am
Finally bit the bullet and bought that Kittyhawk F-101A. Now I'm not sure why.....oh well.

Also grabbed another Airfix FA.2 SHAR.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on November 07, 2014, 11:22:54 am
Finally bit the bullet and bought that Kittyhawk F-101A. Now I'm not sure why.....oh well.

Because you want to stick a hull and floats on it???
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on November 07, 2014, 11:58:26 am
from Ground Zero Games
a Visionary deep range explorer   and a Sol class extended range super dreadnought    2 more star ships for the UNSC fleet
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on November 07, 2014, 12:17:22 pm
Finally bit the bullet and bought that Kittyhawk F-101A. Now I'm not sure why.....oh well.

Because you want to stick a hull and floats on it???

Now that would certainly be different !
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 08, 2014, 10:38:36 am
Got hands on a 1:72 Pavla Hawker Typhoon Ib - considering a "Naval Typhoon", which was actually proposed. Should look nice in FAA colors (and with a hook)?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on November 08, 2014, 11:18:46 am
from telford today, all 1:35
an afc club Churchill bobbin tank,
from diopark  the twin 100cc Japanese bike pack
and from Zoukei mura inc  an Edelweiss experimental tank ( I have no idea whether its from a manga or anime, but it looked utterly brill on the stall, I just wish they hadn't run out of extra crew for it, though ill pick them up later)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on November 08, 2014, 02:29:27 pm
From Telford today (all 1/72nd scale):

Freightdog FGA Lightning conversion
Freightdog A-4C Skyhawk nose (from Trevor: cheers!)
Heller Mirage IIIE (gift from Geoff: cheers!)
Bagged Airfix Banshee
Bagged Academy Mig-23
F4Models etched brass Skyhawk boarding ladder
2 x brand new Special Hobby AH-1G Hueycobras, bagged, with no decals, etch or resin (but still perfectly buildable) for £6 each...!!!!!!

Going back tomorrow.....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nick on November 08, 2014, 11:37:44 pm
At Telford I've only bought 2 kits. So far...

Another Revell SST set for the bargain price of £12, they go for £40 on ebay!
Fuji T-1 jet trainer, a rare bargain in the kit swap and just £3.

Maybe more to come?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on November 09, 2014, 12:50:54 am
Has anyone here ever actually swapped kits in a Kit Swap/Swap and Sell/Swap Meet?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on November 09, 2014, 11:34:38 am
From Telford (all 1/72nd scale unless stated and all bargains one way or another):

Yesterday:

Freightdog FGA Lightning conversion
Freightdog A-4C Skyhawk nose (from Trevor: cheers!)
Heller Mirage IIIE (gift from Geoff: cheers!)
Bagged Airfix Banshee
Bagged Academy Mig-23
F4Models etched brass Skyhawk boarding ladder
2 x brand new Special Hobby AH-1G Hueycobras, bagged, with no decals, etch or resin (but still perfectly buildable) for £6 each...!!!!!!


Today:

Airfix A-4B/P Skyhawk
Azur PZL 24A/C "Turkish Air Force"
Art Model MiG Ye-8/2
Another Special Hobby AH-1G Hueycobra
Bagged Hasegawa Grumman F11F-1 Tiger
PJ Productions 2 x French high altitude pilots (resin)
PJ Productions 2 x Martin Baker Mk.4 ejection seats (resin)
2 x Harrier Brand Sea Harrier FRS.1 ejection seats (white metal)
2 x Harrier Brand Buccaneer S.2B MB Mk.6 ejection seats (white metal)
2 x Aeroclub Etendard MB Mk.4B ejection seats (white metal)
Braz 1/144th scale Canadair Northstar conversion (4 x merlin engines plus spinners) (resin)
Kingfisher Modern British Army Bins
Kingfisher Crates
Kingfisher Aerial bases
Kingfisher Aerials
Various tools and supplies

Quite restrained really: I've got an awful lot of kits and supplies to be going on with and I'm trying not to spend too much money at the moment. Things I looked at longingly but passed on:

Hobbyboss A-10s and A-10NAWs for £9 each
Airfix new-tool Harriers at £7 each
Fine Molds 1/48th Porco Rosso Savoia ticketed at £35 but with some kind of discount
Just about everything on the PJ productions stand
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on November 09, 2014, 12:33:03 pm
Telford swag (all 1/72*):

Heller Lansen for a freind, kindly found by Geoff at the Glasgow show
Revell F9F-4/5 Panther from Nicks stash
Academy A-10A also from Nicks stash
Heller Canadair CL-415
Revell Breguet Atlantic
Smer SC-1 Seahawk
Smer Piper L4 Cub*
PJ Productions Transport pilots pack of 3
Syh@rt Secure Civile decal sheet, many markings for CL-215, Conair Firecat (S-2 Tracker) and Fokker Friendship

* I swear it was 1/72 when I bought it.  Pixies swapped it with a 1/48 kit before I got back to the SIG stand.  Gave the guys a good laugh anyway.....
 :banghead: :rolleyes: :lol:



Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Chris Payne on November 09, 2014, 12:33:03 pm
Just got back from SMW and I was quite surprised I hadn't spent as much as I normally do.

Added a items to the stash however, rude not to.

Aeroclub 1/72 Canberra B.2 conversion
Airfix 1/72 Limited Edition club kit - Harrier First and last.
Airfix 1/48 Folland Gnat T.1
Flightpath 1/72 Victor K.2 detail set
Hasegawa 1/72 F-16A ADF 'Veltro 51' (x3)
Kitty Hawk 1/48 F-35C
Revell 1/72 F-16A
Revell 1/72 F-16C 'Block 50/52'
Sword 1/72 Lightning F.1/2
Sword 1/72 Lightning F.3
Zvezda 1/72 SS-25 Topol (NATO reporting name 'Sickle') (a gift from Gregers and Sarah, cheers guys)
LVM Studios 1/72 detail kit for Zvezda Topol SS-25 “Sickle”
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on November 09, 2014, 12:55:07 pm
SMW14 additions...........My turn!

all either 1/72nd or 1/76th.

Via the kitswap
Fujimi HH-53C Super Jolly green giant.

Via traders (various)
S&M models Andover C-1
Lonewulf Spitfire Rammer.
Unicraft Boulton Paul P100.
Mach2 C-21A Learjet.
Amodel Tupolev 134B Crusty B. (Backfire trainer)
Revell Tornado GR-1.
Revell Seaking Mk-41.
Belcherbits R-12 (SS-4 Sandal) IRBM.
Blackbird Avro Lincoln Conversion.
Freightdog Strike lightning set (x2)
Freightdog Sea Harrier F/A-2 AMRAAM belly pylons/rails (x2)
Matador models AC-4 Sentinal tank.
Matador models Chieftain 900 conversion.
C scale conversion sets (x5) covering Canberra's mainly plus C-130, Victor and Harrier GR-3
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Hobbes on November 09, 2014, 01:17:16 pm
Whirlykits 1/72 Shorts SC.1 VTOL testbed
S&M VC-10 R.1 conversion set
2x Revell Long Beach off Weaver

Also some Deluxe plastic putty
and a pack of Swan-Morton blades
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on November 09, 2014, 01:55:13 pm
My SMW 2014 haul, more than i thought i had  :o

Blackbird Models 1/72 Lincoln conversion for the Airfix Lancaster BII
AlleyCat 1/72 Fairey Gannet AEW3
Freightdog 1/72 Saunders Row P177N
Sword 1/72 Harrier T4
Revell 1/72 Seaking Mk41
Airfix 1/72 E-boat
C-Scale 1/72 Canberra T18/22 conversion set
Aeroclub 1/72 Canberra B2 Conversion
Matador Models 1/76 Light weight Landrover
Belcher 1/72 Thor
Belcher 1/72 SS-4 Sandal
Coastal Craft 1/72 BPBco MTB476 - a very tasty resin and brass RN Motor Torpedo Boat

Plus various books and decals
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Green Dragon on November 09, 2014, 03:59:36 pm
from telford today, all 1:35
an afc club Churchill bobbin tank,
from diopark  the twin 100cc Japanese bike pack
and from Zoukei mura inc  an Edelweiss experimental tank ( I have no idea whether its from a manga or anime, but it looked utterly brill on the stall, I just wish they hadn't run out of extra crew for it, though ill pick them up later)
The Edelweiss Tank is from an anime series called Valkyria Chronicles which was based on a video game of the same name. HLJ may still have some crew in stock if you can't source them in the UK.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on November 09, 2014, 05:02:04 pm
The haul from SMW was:

Pegasus Hobbies "Mercury 9" for a bargain £18 or so.
Airfix 1/32nd "Old Bill" bus....civil one.....thinking of doing it "Old Bill" ie Police.
2 x SMER 1/24 racing cars.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: seadude on November 09, 2014, 07:38:25 pm
Went to the Chicago IPMS Butch O' Hare Model Show and picked up in the vendor room:

AMT/Ertl X/YB-35 Flying Wing (1/72 scale I think?)  I may do this as a Soviet flying wing WHIF. ;)
Moebius Original Battlestar Galactica
Moebius Battlestar Pegasus
Moebius Colonial Viper Mk.II
1/48 Academy F-22A

And.........in the last 2-3 months......and also tonight........I've been on a "stealth kick" so to speak and have bought the following:

Dragon 1/144 SR-71 Blackbird
Dragon 1/144 U-2R Spyplane
Dragon 1/144 F-117 Nighthawk
Revell 1/144 F-117 Stealth Fighter
Revell 1/144 B-2 Stealth Bomber
Trumpeter 1/144 Chinese J-20 “Mighty Dragon” Stealth Fighter
Trumpeter 1/144 F-22A Stealth Fighter
Trumpeter 1/144 YF-23 Stealth Fighter
Trumpeter 1/144 Sukhoi SU-47 Berkut FSW Fighter
Doyusha 1/144 F-35A Lightning II
Dragon 1/144 Stealth Helicopter “Operation Geronimo”
Dragon 1/700 USS Coronado LCS-4
Dragon 1/700 USS Freedom LCS-1
Dragon 1/700 USS Zumwalt Stealth Destroyer
Orange Hobby 1/72 Northrop Grumman X-47B Stealth Drone
Revell 1/144 USAF F-19 Stealth Fighter
1/72 RAH-66 Comanche Stealth Helicopter
1/700 Swedish VISBY Class Stealth Corvette
1/700 HMS Daring British Stealth Destroyer
1/700 US Navy Arleigh Burke Destroyer
Soviet Ka-58 Stealth Helicopter
TR-3A Stealth/UFO model kit
Soviet Pak-50 Stealth Fighter
1/72 Mig-37B Ferret E Stealth Fighter
1/400 French La Fayette Frigate
German Horten 229
1/72 SR-71 Blackbird w/ D-21 Drone
1/72 scale Tacit Blue Stealth Technology Demonstrator

And there's still more to get yet, but some kits are out of production and hard to find. :(
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: JayBee on November 10, 2014, 07:46:05 am
Just back home from SMW.

About the same as I normally get.

1/72

Amodel   Beechcraft 2000 Starship
            Aero 45

Platz      X-47B UCAS

????       NIAI-1 Fanera-2 (Weird Soviet light transport)

Airfix      Curtiss Hawk 81-A-2 (Just wanted the transfers for : )

RS models   Bell FL-1 Airabonita

Freight    Strike Lightning conversion (x2)

Lonewulf   Me-163 Komet V-tail conversion
               F4U Corsair V-tail conversion

OO scale

Airfix Railbus (been after one of these at a reasonable price for SO long)

1/144 scale

Dragon Bell X-3 Stilleto

AKMory    Polikarpov I-16 (two in the box, tiny and you even get PE seatbelts  :blink: )



Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on November 10, 2014, 08:22:10 am
I've just unpacked my Telford haul...

1 Tamiya Mosquito B.IV
1 Frog/Novo DH Comet racer (comes with some very nice figures, although Operation Yewtrew may look unkindly on one as he looks a bit suspect.  The other looks like Herr Flick of the Gestapo...)
1 AZ/KP Avia S199 (tangentially Plan related)
1 Pegasus Defiant TT (will be an RAF nightfighter or radar spoofer)
1 AZ Fw 190D-11 (tangentially Plan related)
1 Aoshima Ta 152H (see above - RAF markings for this one and it may get started later today)
1 Heller 43rd Jaguar XJS (goes with my Provence Moulage Astons)
2 Frog DH Hornets
1 Revellogawa He 111H plus a set of Heritage Merlins to do the Spanish one (tangentially Plan related)
1 Heller TR33 Shooting Star (been wanting one for years as a 2 seat RAF recce bird)
1 Airfix new tool Hurricane I rag wing
1 CMR Sea Vampire T.22
2 Rareplanes Blackburn Firebrand TF.5s
1 Xtrakit Meteor F8 (god knows why as I have more than enough and I'm still wanting to get shot of an Airfix one I bought a few years back.  Oh, yes.  It was a fiver.  Can never resist a bargain)
1 MPM Blenheim V from the kitswap, which I intend using for converting the Airfix Blenheim to a V.

And yes, I'll put me hands up and confess to buying a Unicraft Bv P.211A (the swept back wing one).  Been wanting a kit of that for years.

Plus some superglue, scalpel blades (15s) and something like Krystal Kleer, which I've yet to try.

From PR19Kit - Rareplane Supermarine 224.

That's about it really.

Oh, nearly forgot - just a few items relating to The Plan:
45 Spitfires (individual kits - various marks)
1 AZ Spitfire 9 Joypack
5 Seafires
1 Spiteful (Airmodel, looks like a reboxed CMR kit, the tool of which is, I strongly suspect, the origin of the original Pegasus kit and the RS Resins one)
3 Seafangs
1 Attacker
1 Swift (Xtrakit)
Plus two Brigade conversions, a Seafire XV and a Spitfire XII, although the only difference is the decals and box art as the plastic is the same in both.

I probably am certifiable...

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on November 10, 2014, 08:41:46 am
hmm, apart from getting annoyed about the exiting arrangements from SMW  :banghead: AGAIN! :banghead: [which i will be writing to the exec' of IPMS about and the people at the International Centre too, to voice my concerns. i has to be done, btw]

i did manage to buy a few items, but it was even nicer this year to catch up with all sorts of folk, especially Nick,
Mossie and Dork the Kit Slayer and chat with a few traders i have got to know. how helpful to have principal
suppliers in the shape of freightdog and model-kraft next to the what-if? SIG stand!!!  :cheers: :party: :drink:

added, bought and given to me.....

two volumes on the wars in the congo/DRC/Zaire in recent decades by tom cooper [who also kindly signed them]

the third volume of the SAMI series on the F-4 Phantom [an end of show freebie which others took advantage of
too! and why not!!!]

1/72 azur Vautour IIN
1/72 special hobby Dougalas D558-1 [the original version]
1/53 williams brothers kit of the aircraft amelia earhart went missing in [there are other options for the same a/c type]
1/72 academy F-35A [from the pocketbond stand who threw in a free takom co' 1/35 figure too]
1/72 HP Harrow/Sparrow vacform [from alex from IPMS brampton]
1/72 hasegawa EA-6B and fujimi flightdeck handling tractor and crew [ :cheers: nick!]

and several decal sheets, paint, resin and a tamiya painter's turntable. the biggest of these items was though
the excellent 1/72 scale resin conversion for the  Avro Lincoln  from Glenn Ashley of Blackbird models. this is a complex conversion but excellent one, for which i intend using the spares to wind up others and use his Mau-Mau
Campaign decal sheet [which was fought in Kenya, which was where my late mother was born] for a real lincoln.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on November 10, 2014, 01:14:05 pm
Green Dragon / Paul   thank you for that  :thumbsup: it may be something I have too look for.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nick on November 11, 2014, 05:43:09 am
My total haul from Telford...

Another Revell SST set for the bargain price of £12, they go for £40 on ebay!
Fuji T-1 jet trainer, a rare bargain in the kit swap and just £3.
Pioneer BI-2 Soviet rocket plane for the silly price of £1.25, too cheap to ignore.
Matchbox BAe Hawk. I got inspiration for this and a Hawk 200.

From Lift Here Models of Serbia, an IAR-99 Soim. It's a Romanian jet trainer that looks very much like a BAe Hawk but with a squarer wing....  :-\

Books:
A Fighter Pilot's Call To Arms, Stanislav Fejfar. This is a modern translation of his wartime diary. He was in the Czechoslovak Air Force in 1938, escaped the German takeover to join the French Air Force via the Foreign Legion in 1939. He was posted to North Africa, then went back to France to start shooting down the Germans, went back to Africa and then sailed for the UK. He then flew with 310 squadron during the Battle of Britain and died in 1942 flying with 313 Sqdn from RAF Hormchurch.

AFVs in Irish Service since 1922. A shop damaged copy for only £2  ;D   Over 200 pages in glossy colour.

F-4 Phantoms: Overseas Operators. Silly to turn down a freebie!

Also picked up an LED daylight bulb for my model table lamp. It's much brighter and clearer than the standard bulb with less yellowy shadows formed.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on November 11, 2014, 07:13:03 am
Well back from Telford after a bit of rotten journey, although no where as delayed as the journey up  :-\

Only added 1 kit ! RS 1/72 Bloch MB 151 - and thanks to Jim for explaining the reason for the name change from MB to Dassault. I had the completely wrong end of the stick :banghead:

1 Book - Japanese Secret Projects V2

Loads of tools and other ancillaries inc. some Uschi Van de Rosen stuff, loads of paint and some brush cleaner from Delux Materials which I shall report back on.

So apart from the book, which I wasn't aware of, the plan was adhered to  :thumbsup: There was nothing really that I needed kit wise but I did spend a lot on the other stuff so a different set of traders got my money for a change. Mainly those with attractive young ladies serving  ;D

Airfix however look as though they will be getting a fair bit of dosh from me over the next few months with their forthcoming kits  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: pyro-manic on November 11, 2014, 08:13:34 am
Green Dragon / Paul   thank you for that  :thumbsup: it may be something I have too look for.

If you're referring to Valkyria Chronicles, I wouldn't bother. It was a pretty poor series tbh.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Chaos on November 11, 2014, 10:41:30 am
Evening everyone, from Telford back and souvenirs. Kits, magazines, tools, accessories and what for my Girlfrind.
(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2014/11/i22891bwjfm8.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i22891bwjfm8.html)
(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2014/11/i22892bv0j4f.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i22892bv0j4f.html)
(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2014/11/i22893byjnki.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i22893byjnki.html)
(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2014/11/i22895b9d2kz.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i22895b9d2kz.html)
(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2014/11/i22896bz7zhd.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i22896bz7zhd.html)
(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2014/11/i22897bern1s.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i22897bern1s.html)
(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2014/11/i22898bevgxi.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i22898bevgxi.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on November 11, 2014, 02:52:54 pm
Evening everyone, from Telford back and souvenirs. Kits, magazines, tools, accessories and what for my Girlfrind.

The Karl Gerat was the one for your girlfriend, right?  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Chaos on November 12, 2014, 03:33:18 am
The Karl Gerat was the one for your girlfriend, right?  ;)
Loool  ;D ;D
No this is for My, cam only 2 Phounds.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on November 12, 2014, 06:55:39 am
Evening everyone, from Telford back and souvenirs. Kits, magazines, tools, accessories and what for my Girlfrind.

The Karl Gerat was the one for your girlfriend, right?  ;)

Nah

It was the floor polish  :rolleyes: ;D

Nice haul my friend  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Chaos on November 12, 2014, 01:01:44 pm
Thank You  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on November 12, 2014, 02:35:19 pm
From ebay:

AZ Spitfire MK IXc "Interesting Schemes"
AZ Spitfire LFXVIe "Early"

From Fenwicks:
Airfix Spitfire I/IIa
Airfix Spitfire PR19 x 2

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on November 13, 2014, 02:33:05 am
almost forgot this addition from SMW2014....

a set of 1/144 stryene winglets for a boeing 747-400 [from PR19_Kit and  :cheers: kit! :cheers: ]

these for the cunning plan over in my blog hereabouts and thanks to kit for reminding me.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 13, 2014, 02:47:02 am
They're actually styrene Howard, but very strange styrene and you'll find ordinary plastic glue works OK on them.

They came from the Masterkit Boeing 747-400 conversion kit, a very badly named item if ever I saw one as it consisted of the winglets, the long upper cabin and some engines that were meant to be GE CF6s, but only on a good day.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on November 13, 2014, 06:28:41 am
from ian allen, brum, a 1:35 Tamiya  Male tank ( with motor)  and a cut price m60a2  ( the starship version, im not certain if it will keep the 152mm gun, or if ill put something else on it yet)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: JayBee on November 13, 2014, 06:39:41 am
Just back from Glasgow having taken SWMBO up there for Christmas shopping.
Me? I dropped into Jamiesson's (the Aladin's cave for modellers), for a tin of paint.
Came out with the tin of paint, AND the Zevezda Il-62.  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 13, 2014, 09:14:33 am
Hiding a tin of paint from SWMBO is easy, but how do you manage it with an Il-62 kit?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Martin H on November 13, 2014, 09:20:16 am
now surely you dont expect him to disclose that sort of information in open forum? even more so if there is any chance SWMBO has any way of monitoring his web access ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 13, 2014, 09:23:34 am
It may come in handy sometime.

It doesn't matter to me, Mrs_PR19 is wholly on my side when it comes to 'stash improvement' but others may find it usefull.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: proditor on November 13, 2014, 09:38:30 am
Wedding Anniversary Prezzies from the missus:

1/700 Blue Ridge Models USS Arizona Arsenal Ship
1/700 Imperial Hobby Productions USS Lexington Battlecruiser
1/700 IHP Funnels for USS Lexington

The wife got lots of Dr. Who stuff and was pleased that we decided to forego "Wood" as the more traditional choice.  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: JayBee on November 13, 2014, 11:29:41 am
Hiding a tin of paint from SWMBO is easy, but how do you manage it with an Il-62 kit?

Dead easy! She was still in Glasgow when I got home, however other times I just walk in and say "I got this".
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on November 13, 2014, 12:49:36 pm
from ian allen, brum, a 1:35 Tamiya  Male tank ( with motor)  and a cut price m60a2  ( the starship version, im not certain if it will keep the 152mm gun, or if ill put something else on it yet)

Bear in mind that the commander of the M60A2 sat directly behind the breech, so if you replace the 152mm with something that has a longer recoil stroke, he'll stop being your friend real quick......
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Steel Penguin on November 13, 2014, 01:43:32 pm
didn't know that, might have to be  a CREW or similar then,  or a missile system
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on November 13, 2014, 02:31:35 pm
didn't know that, might have to be  a CREW or similar then,  or a missile system

Yeah, I had a similar project in mind in 1/72nd, using a 105mm L7 gun, but I was talking to M60 vets on Tanknet at the time and they quickly pointed out the flaw in my plan.

You could always make it a proper fire support vehicle, with a low-velocity 105mm howitzer and, say a co-axial 20mm, both with high elevation. Some of the guys on Tanknet had spent their careers arguing in vain for something like that against the "anti-armour is everything" lobby.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on November 14, 2014, 01:07:23 am
Hiding a tin of paint from SWMBO is easy, but how do you manage it with an Il-62 kit?

Dead easy! She was still in Glasgow when I got home, however other times I just walk in and say "I got this".


hmm, at this point does Mrs JayBee go steely eyed and plot her revenge?  ;D or is she just used to these things?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on November 14, 2014, 04:51:45 am
Managed to snag off Ebay the Airfix collectors kit of UK Airfield vehicles. its only the ex JB Bedford MK tanker and Hard Top Landie, but with new decals that includes RN versions, which is what I wanted  :thumbsup:.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: pyro-manic on November 14, 2014, 07:02:33 am
A Bandai 1:100 MG "Buster" Gundam, from a member of a related Facebook group. Big robot, with big guns. But oddly, I'm going to modify it to a close-combat specialised version, with nearly no ranged weapons at all.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: JayBee on November 14, 2014, 08:19:44 am
Hiding a tin of paint from SWMBO is easy, but how do you manage it with an Il-62 kit?

Dead easy! She was still in Glasgow when I got home, however other times I just walk in and say "I got this".


hmm, at this point does Mrs JayBee go steely eyed and plot her revenge?  ;D or is she just used to these things?

I think the better term would be "Resigned to it".  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on November 15, 2014, 09:24:41 am
Road trip to ACC in Toronto so a quick stop at Hobby and Toy in Kitchener netted :
2x Revell Snarks
Airfix Hurricane Mk.1
Airfix Harrier TAV-8B/ T.10

Score !
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on November 15, 2014, 04:13:50 pm
PT.2

Stopped at the old Hamilton Hobbies and walked out with:
Tamiya 1/12 1989 Suzuki RGV
Airfix Sabre F.4
Monogram A-1E Skyraider
Hasegawa F-4EJ
Novo Barracuda
MPC Empire Strikes Back Rebel Base !

Lots of fun that last one
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: proditor on November 15, 2014, 04:52:58 pm
Went to Maraudercon near Baltimore, and walked out with:

Italeri 1/720 Admiral Kuzentsoz
Aoshima 1/700 Kiev
Revell 1/720 USS Essex
Dragon 1/700 HMS Illustrous
DML 1/700 USS Dallas and Soviet Typhoon combo kit
Tamiya 1/700 LST-4001 Ohsumi

And at bargain basement prices to boot.  :party:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on November 15, 2014, 05:07:46 pm
On layby at the LHS:

MPM Spitfire PR.XI.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitnut617 on November 16, 2014, 01:06:09 pm

Tamiya 1/12 1989 Suzuki RGV


Some years ago(10-12) I nearly picked up a 1:1 scale bike of that Todd, wish I had done it now ---  just love smoky 2-Strokes using Yamalube  --  :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 17, 2014, 12:31:48 am
A Valom 1:72 Fisher XP-75A at a reasonable price.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Chaos on November 17, 2014, 10:16:12 am
A Academy 1/72 Sopwith Camel for 2,30 €
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on November 17, 2014, 11:13:40 am
From Antics On-line

Revell 1/72 S-100 Schnellboot & Flak38

Found i had a pair of the initial boxings but not the Flak 38 kit that has a few other extras too
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on November 17, 2014, 02:31:51 pm
Zvezda 1/100 Disney Planes Fire and Rescue Lil' Dipper from Monk Bar Models in York
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: lancer on November 17, 2014, 02:44:15 pm
From Antics On-line

Revell 1/72 S-100 Schnellboot & Flak38

Found i had a pair of the initial boxings but not the Flak 38 kit that has a few other extras too


So what wunderkit is that going to be tranformed into?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on November 18, 2014, 06:30:33 am
The model concession in the old Alders in Croydon still has it's 1/2 price or better sale and had some stuff that interested me for a change.

1/72 Tamiya A6M2b Zero for £7.99 - gorgeous model  :wub:

1/72 Revel P-47 Thunderbolt. This may just become a parts donor but at £3.25

They also have Humbrol paints at 1/2 price so I stocked up on a few, be rude not to  ;)

The lad in there reckons they have until early 2015 and that will be it  :-\
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on November 18, 2014, 11:20:33 am
On the way from HLJ:
1/35 Tamiya, Mk.IV Male - motorized, which will be fun.

1/200 Aoshima, Barracuda from Future Boy Conan.
(http://img.amiami.jp/images/product/main/143/TOY-SCL2-34861.jpg)
Hobby 1999 page on the kit: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10283500

From Coopers Models 50% Off Sale:
1/32 Aerotech Macchi M.39 racer
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Leading Observer on November 19, 2014, 04:55:24 am
From Amazon Zvezda 1/72 TB-7 Soviet heavy bomber and from ebay Matchbox Mystere IV.A, Airfix Club Harrier GR 7 & FA2, and Revell Fw 190F-8 & Bv 246 Hagelkorn
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on November 19, 2014, 06:45:54 pm
Won on ebay:

Atlantis 60th Scale "Adamski" flying saucer.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on November 20, 2014, 01:29:00 am
I went to the LHS for paint, glue & tube and came back with a 1/72 Italeri Macchi MC-205 Veltro


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nils on November 20, 2014, 10:41:17 am
from an afternoon shopping in Brugges  :mellow:

-Revell 1/144 EA-18G Growler
-Minicraft 1/144 KC-97G Refueling tanker  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on November 20, 2014, 05:59:54 pm
Just won on Evil-Bay a 1/72 Airfix Ford Tri-Motor.
Possibly short of a few parts, started and no decals but cheap enough and a good source of seats for civilianising a Ca311.
Hmmmm, Trimotor with Heyford nacelles...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on November 21, 2014, 06:24:51 am
Just won on Evil-Bay a 1/72 Airfix Ford Tri-Motor.
Possibly short of a few parts, started and no decals but cheap enough and a good source of seats for civilianising a Ca311.
Hmmmm, Trimotor with Heyford nacelles...

Now the clear fuselage that comes with the recent SH Ca311 would make a good sight seeing aircraft  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Green Dragon on November 21, 2014, 12:35:20 pm
Got some kits cheap from Creative Models last week.
Airfix Fw190A-8/F-8
Meng Convair F-102A
Meng Fiat G-91R
Revell AB212/UH-1N
EFC145 Polizei

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on November 22, 2014, 03:56:55 am
From ebay:

Pack of miscellaneous 2nd hand low-vis RAF decals

Italeri 1/72nd F/A-18E Super Hornet - 'cos it was hard-to-ignore cheap. Might keep it or might sell it: dunno yet..
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Chris Payne on November 22, 2014, 09:20:27 am
Christmas shopping in Leeds today and thought this was too good to pass up.

Airfix 1/24 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 - £20 in Hobbycraft.
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f47/falcon2-photos/61w5pRQwKaL_SL1000__zpsaecc2da0.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/falcon2-photos/media/61w5pRQwKaL_SL1000__zpsaecc2da0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Mossie on November 22, 2014, 10:13:27 am
Good deal.  :thumbsup: And nearly worth it just for the box art, can't go wrong with a classic BoB mêlée.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitbasher on November 23, 2014, 02:52:57 am
From AJ Aviation (son of Aviation Hobby Shop) a tin of Humbrol 209 Fluorescent Fire Orange and a Revell 1/72 Macchi MC.200.  The latter because I could and I recall seeing it in the shops as a kid.  Box art I recall was a little unusual in that the aircraft was depicted in an inverted position.

Anyway, had planned whiffery with a Mercury engine on the front but then when I opened the box I realised how tiny the aircraft actually is, and that the Mercury would swamp it!  The decal sheet is nice so realworldery beckoned (Italian markings), but I am tempted to finish it as a captured example in RAF markings.  Out of my usual subject zone so a nice distraction when I get to it.  I think I'll build it alongside my KP Avia S-199.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Weaver on November 23, 2014, 04:17:44 am
Good deal.  :thumbsup: And nearly worth it just for the box art, can't go wrong with a classic BoB mêlée.

Unless you're a Bf.110 fan, of course....... (are there such things?) :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on November 23, 2014, 07:21:55 am
From AJ Aviation (son of Aviation Hobby Shop) a tin of Humbrol 209 Fluorescent Fire Orange and a Revell 1/72 Macchi MC.200.  The latter because I could and I recall seeing it in the shops as a kid.  Box art I recall was a little unusual in that the aircraft was depicted in an inverted position.

Anyway, had planned whiffery with a Mercury engine on the front but then when I opened the box I realised how tiny the aircraft actually is, and that the Mercury would swamp it!  The decal sheet is nice so realworldery beckoned (Italian markings), but I am tempted to finish it as a captured example in RAF markings.  Out of my usual subject zone so a nice distraction when I get to it.  I think I'll build it alongside my KP Avia S-199.

How about Hungarian for the Macchi
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: The Wooksta! on November 23, 2014, 08:40:44 am
RAF better, given that the Italians flew in the BoB.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Rheged on November 23, 2014, 09:44:34 am
RAF better, given that the Italians flew in the BoB.

I agree with the honourable member for Tyneside.  RAF marking roughly daubed over Italian would be  worthwhile.  There's even a potential back-story there to give the JMN fraternity pause for thought.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on November 23, 2014, 12:22:51 pm
Good deal.  :thumbsup: And nearly worth it just for the box art, can't go wrong with a classic BoB mêlée.

Unless you're a Bf.110 fan, of course....... (are there such things?) :blink:

weaver! such a fan does not exist and if one did it wouldn't be me as the new tool 1/72 airfix 110 is apparently dud in the
canopy area as it is too shallow in overall depth. shame I only found that one out after i'd built one of the damn things and painted it in 2013, got talking to a modeller who'd built one for the 2013 show at Sutton Coldfield and noticed the same fault too!  :banghead:  :angry:  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on November 23, 2014, 12:26:21 pm
RAF better, given that the Italians flew in the BoB.

I agree with the honourable member for Tyneside.  RAF marking roughly daubed over Italian would be  worthwhile.  There's even a potential back-story there to give the JMN fraternity pause for thought.

What about Greek ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on November 23, 2014, 02:24:51 pm
Just won on Evil-Bay a 1/72 Airfix Ford Tri-Motor.
Possibly short of a few parts, started and no decals but cheap enough and a good source of seats for civilianising a Ca311.
Hmmmm, Trimotor with Heyford nacelles...
Now the clear fuselage that comes with the recent SH Ca311 would make a good sight seeing aircraft  :rolleyes:
Glass bottomed plane?
Unfortunately for that idea I have the Italeri kit.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitbasher on November 23, 2014, 03:41:02 pm
RAF better, given that the Italians flew in the BoB.

And at leadt one Italian design - the Caproni 310 was on the verge of being ordered as a trainer for the RAF when Italy joined the war.

At tge mo the Macchi will be real world. Sorry chaps.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: kitbasher on November 23, 2014, 03:44:49 pm
RAF better, given that the Italians flew in the BoB.

I agree with the honourable member for Tyneside.  RAF marking roughly daubed over Italian would be  worthwhile.  There's even a potential back-story there to give the JMN fraternity pause for thought.

Maybe in East African service to take sdvantage of Italian supply chains and maintenance facilities in Somaliland. But when Italy enters the war that all goes Tango Uniform. Or for the benefit of younger readers a bit Pete Tong.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: pyro-manic on November 23, 2014, 03:47:33 pm
Unless you're a Bf.110 fan, of course....... (are there such things?) :blink:

Er, yes? Infinitely preferable to the 109, in any case!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: zenrat on November 24, 2014, 12:03:30 am
I got one of these through the post from Michele & Jason at www.thepartsbox.com
(http://www.thepartsbox.com/store/prodgfx/1210.jpg)
It's 1/24 and is going in my Winnebago build.  It's a beautiful piece of casting.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Radish on November 24, 2014, 06:22:34 am
Zvezda Il-62.....cause I can't get a VC10.

Revell 1/32nd F4U-1A Corsair for steampunking. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on November 24, 2014, 06:27:23 am
Revell 1/32nd F4U-1A Corsair for steampunking. :thumbsup:

That'll be worth the price of admission !

 :cheers:

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: NARSES2 on November 24, 2014, 07:09:10 am
Just won on Evil-Bay a 1/72 Airfix Ford Tri-Motor.
Possibly short of a few parts, started and no decals but cheap enough and a good source of seats for civilianising a Ca311.
Hmmmm, Trimotor with Heyford nacelles...
Now the clear fuselage that comes with the recent SH Ca311 would make a good sight seeing aircraft  :rolleyes:
Glass bottomed plane?
Unfortunately for that idea I have the Italeri kit.

I was actually thinking of a totally clear fuselage made of some wonder material that hasn't been invented yet but might have been in another trouser leg of time  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Nick on November 24, 2014, 10:27:27 am
I took Mum to Southend for the day and I found a great hobby shop (Laurence Mathews) just off the main stretch, the entire upper floor is packed with kits and tools.

I bought a Lancaster! An etched steel Lancaster no less!  http://www.fascinations.com/metalearth/Flight/Avro-Lancaster-Bomber
It's all on one steel plate 11cm square. I'd say the scale is 1/240 given that the wingspan is just on 13cm.
You can even see the camouflage in the etchings!

Metal Earth also do ships, tanks, buildings, the Mars Rover http://www.fascinations.com/metalearth/Miscellaneous/Mars-Rover and the Apollo Moon lander http://www.fascinations.com/metalearth/Miscellaneous/Apollo-Lunar-Module

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Captain Canada on November 24, 2014, 10:30:13 am
Saw somat similar in a store in the States this week. Pretty neat stuff !

In other news, I bought an Amodel NC/AC-123K Provider from ebay for 10 bucks. Pretty good as I almot paid $28 for one in Toronto last week !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on November 25, 2014, 11:42:14 am
Off eBay and direct from the US

Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Swift FR.5  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 25, 2014, 12:00:02 pm
Off eBay and direct from the US

Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Swift FR.5  ;D

From the US? The only one I've seen over here was on the Airfix stand at Telford!  :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2014)
Post by: Thorvic on November 25, 2014, 01:13:14 pm
Off eBay and direct from the US

Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Swift FR.5  ;D

From the US? The only one I've seen over here was on the Airfix stand at Telford!