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Title: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Army of One on December 31, 2014, 03:44:26 pm
Seems rude not to start......
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 31, 2014, 08:51:32 pm
Seems rude not to start......

OK, so what did you get Hank?  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 01, 2015, 03:15:39 am
First entry - even though ordered last evening, still in 2014: a pair of Hobby Boss Bf 109 G-2s. The recent Whirlwind conversion gave me an idea for a German "Wirbelwind"...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on January 01, 2015, 03:17:20 am
First entry - even though ordered last evening, still in 2014: a pair of Hobby Boss Bf 109 G-2s. The recent Whirlwind conversion gave me an idea for a German "Wirbelwind"...  :rolleyes:

Wouldn't it be easier to cut down a Me-110 ?  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Army of One on January 01, 2015, 04:48:04 am
Seems rude not to start......

OK, so what did you get Hank?  ;D

Was hoping for a Fencer n some custom markings...... ;)

Nothing new this year......got a few bag fulls from the last day of the closing down sale at LSA.....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nick on January 01, 2015, 03:05:36 pm
I braved the shops on this New Years Day, danced thru the crowds, fought over bargains galore..... Ah, who am I kidding? The place was near empty!  :rolleyes:

Went into TK Maxx in Lakeside and I saw a pair of kits that needed rescuing so I grabbed them both. Boxes are ripped badly but the contents are still sealed in plastic.
Airfix 1/72 RNLI Severn-class Lifeboats, £7 each  :thumbsup:

I'm unlikely to build them so if somebody wants to make me an offer....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: rickshaw on January 01, 2015, 06:43:50 pm
First entry - even though ordered last evening, still in 2014: a pair of Hobby Boss Bf 109 G-2s. The recent Whirlwind conversion gave me an idea for a German "Wirbelwind"...  :rolleyes:

Wouldn't it be easier to cut down a Me-110 ?  ;)

Perhaps a Me410, instead?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Army of One on January 02, 2015, 01:10:54 pm
First entry - even though ordered last evening, still in 2014: a pair of Hobby Boss Bf 109 G-2s. The recent Whirlwind conversion gave me an idea for a German "Wirbelwind"...  :rolleyes:

Wouldn't it be easier to cut down a Me-110 ?  ;)

Perhaps a Me410, instead?

Not wanting to argue......but wasn't the 210 stretched to the 410 to iron out the poor handling characteristics or something...? What about the Ta154......?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on January 02, 2015, 01:49:27 pm
My Tamiya YZR500 with Kenny Roberts rider is in at the shipping depot. I likely won't be across the pond until the wife goes back to work on Monday, but it will be my first kit of 2015 !

 :party:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 02, 2015, 03:58:44 pm
First entry - even though ordered last evening, still in 2014: a pair of Hobby Boss Bf 109 G-2s. The recent Whirlwind conversion gave me an idea for a German "Wirbelwind"...  :rolleyes:

Wouldn't it be easier to cut down a Me-110 ?  ;)

Perhaps a Me410, instead?

Probably better off starting with an MPM 109H with the extended span, possibly the reboxed Face 109T as an E which gave you two wings?  Whirlwind wasn't much larger than a Spitfire. 110 is more of an enlarged 109 anyway, although one of the cheaper 110 kits would be ideal for the u/c nacelles.  Plastic card for the inner wings and the spare wings from a Hobbyboss 109G-10 for the outers.

As for the Me 210.  The real problem stemmed from Willy Messerschmitt's obsession with saving weight.  He ordered a chunk taken out of the fuselage which affected the aerodynamics and stability and there were various fixes to bring it back into line.  Some worked better than others and eventually the section of fuselage went back in and the aircraft got new engines and was rebadged as teh 410 to make people think it was a new aircraft.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 03, 2015, 01:40:14 am
Went into TK Maxx in Lakeside and I saw a pair of kits that needed rescuing so I grabbed them both. Boxes are ripped badly but the contents are still sealed in plastic.
Airfix 1/72 RNLI Severn-class Lifeboats, £7 each  :thumbsup:

I'm unlikely to build them so if somebody wants to make me an offer....

could I have one of these nick, please? no need to post it to me. i'm sure I can arrange a collection.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on January 03, 2015, 03:07:10 am
Just received from the postman.

1 x 1/72 scale Olimp ASh-73TK engine set for the Tu-4 Bull

1 x 1/72 scale Olimp Cannon Weapon set for Tu-4 Bull

Both sets are going to be used to convert an Academy B-29 into a Tu-4 Bull which will probably be a real world build although I am tempted to put it in RAF colours to see if anyone notices that its not a Washington  :rolleyes:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Leading Observer on January 03, 2015, 03:52:50 am
 ;D Last few orders from 2014 just delivered, all from ebay: Matchbox Provost T.Mk.1, Trumpeter J-10 Chinese Fighter and Italeri SR-75 Penetrator with XR-7 Thunderdart - the last was described as new, but has actually been started as the XR-7 is pretty much completed, but I can work around that. This delivery did get me a yellow card from SWMBO, who has decided that my stash has now reached it's maximum size :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on January 03, 2015, 06:11:47 am
Well actually got a model for Christmas for once! Some freinds gave me a 1/76th Airfix Cromwell starter set, and a very nice kit it is too. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on January 03, 2015, 09:18:27 am
First one for the new year. 1/72nd Hasegawa F-15C from Mr Models via Ebay.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitbasher on January 03, 2015, 11:20:44 am
Ordered on New Year's Eve Eve but collected today from Hannants: an AZ Spitfire Tr.9 (Dutch markings) and a Bren Gun DB601 'Messerspit' Spitfire Vb.  Both real world builds in due course.  Lots of AZ Spitfire spares to be had in both boxes.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: lancer on January 03, 2015, 03:33:37 pm
First one for the year Airfix Lancaster B1(FE).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 03, 2015, 03:59:04 pm
Just snaffled on ebay:

Avro Shackleton decals - two aircraft, MR1 and MR3.

From Century Castings:
Blake's 7 Federation officer's pistol
Blake's 7 Scorpio Clip Gun from series 4
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 04, 2015, 01:40:58 am
From Century Castings:
Blake's 7 Federation officer's pistol
Blake's 7 Scorpio Clip Gun from series 4

Right. I take it we're holding a bank up when we meet up in the next week or so then ?  ;D :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 04, 2015, 03:37:06 am
Using the last of my Xmas money.  The rest went on a Lancaster B.II and a bottle of 21 year old Appleton Estate.

(http://thefloatingrumshack.com/main/images/stories/appleton/Appleton-Estate-21-Year-Old.jpg)

http://thefloatingrumshack.com/main/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=561:appleton-estate-21year-old-rum&catid=35:rum&Itemid=5
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on January 04, 2015, 04:19:06 am
Just snaffled on ebay:

Avro Shackleton decals - two aircraft, MR1 and MR3.

From Century Castings:
Blake's 7 Federation officer's pistol
Blake's 7 Scorpio Clip Gun from series 4

Just had a look at those Century Castings things: I fancy the Space 1999 gun and comlock myself (had a plastic toy version of the gun when I was a kid....)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 04, 2015, 05:29:02 am
Well, i must admit, income's been better lately so...  :wacko:

Last buys of 2014 and first arrivals of 2015, everything in 1/72.

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah318/rui_reis2/IMG_0224.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/rui_reis2/media/IMG_0224.jpg.html)

On their way here, 2x Hasegawa F-16E Fighting Falcon and 1 F-20 Tigershark... and also won an auction yesterday on the bay, for an extremely hard to find F-19 from Italeri! Whiffs on the horizon!!  :party:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Steel Penguin on January 04, 2015, 05:43:55 am
just back from a small wargames show  where I scored a good pile of Assault group Viet Nam US army a special forces packs ( looking on the web site for the company )  the equivalent of 4 packs of army in flack jackets, 2 packs of platoon HQ  3 packs of  special forces with M177s, a pack of special forces heavy weapons, a pack of special forces M16s, a pack of special forces with shotguns, and 3 packs of special forces snipers, plus the Rambo-esque  special edition, for £22  giving a saving of over £73  :lol: ;D :mellow:    as you can guess I am rather happy with this result.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on January 05, 2015, 02:11:21 am
Well, i must admit, income's been better lately so...  :wacko:

Last buys of 2014 and first arrivals of 2015, everything in 1/72.

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah318/rui_reis2/IMG_0224.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/rui_reis2/media/IMG_0224.jpg.html)

On their way here, 2x Hasegawa F-16E Fighting Falcon and 1 F-20 Tigershark... and also won an auction yesterday on the bay, for an extremely hard to find F-19 from Italeri! Whiffs on the horizon!!  :party:

What do Hasegawa mean by "special" bombs?

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on January 05, 2015, 04:26:18 am
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What do Hasegawa mean by "special" bombs?

Smart Bombs, the 2nd generation smaller LGBs brought in after Kuwait 91.

Note by set IX the next generation are referred to as Joint Direct Attack Munitions.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Chaos on January 05, 2015, 06:31:34 am
from my Dealer:
REVELL: 1/72 Buccanner and REVELL 1/72 Canberra.
Trumpeter 1/144 F-14B Tomcat  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on January 05, 2015, 07:07:00 am
first new stash additions of the year, i found them at a discountstore, just in today  ;D
got them at 99 cents a piece  :thumbsup:

-3 x Revell 1/144 F4U-1 Corsair
-2 x Revell 1/144 P-51B Mustang
-2 x Revell 1/144 P-47D Thunderbolt
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 05, 2015, 07:48:58 am
An Xtrakit Supermarine Swift FR.5. Got an idea for an alternative operator...  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on January 05, 2015, 07:50:15 am
first new stash additions of the year, i found them at a discountstore, just in today  ;D
got them at 99 cents a piece  :thumbsup:

-3 x Revell 1/144 F4U-1 Corsair
-2 x Revell 1/144 P-51B Mustang
-2 x Revell 1/144 P-47D Thunderbolt

make that 3 P-51B's, as i opened one of the P-47D's and found a P-51 kit in it  :-\
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Logan Hartke on January 05, 2015, 07:51:19 am
The unit just converted.

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 05, 2015, 07:51:42 am
First entry - even though ordered last evening, still in 2014: a pair of Hobby Boss Bf 109 G-2s. The recent Whirlwind conversion gave me an idea for a German "Wirbelwind"...  :rolleyes:

Wouldn't it be easier to cut down a Me-110 ?  ;)

Perhaps a Me410, instead?

Probably better off starting with an MPM 109H with the extended span, possibly the reboxed Face 109T as an E which gave you two wings?  Whirlwind wasn't much larger than a Spitfire. 110 is more of an enlarged 109 anyway, although one of the cheaper 110 kits would be ideal for the u/c nacelles.  Plastic card for the inner wings and the spare wings from a Hobbyboss 109G-10 for the outers.

As for the Me 210.  The real problem stemmed from Willy Messerschmitt's obsession with saving weight.  He ordered a chunk taken out of the fuselage which affected the aerodynamics and stability and there were various fixes to bring it back into line.  Some worked better than others and eventually the section of fuselage went back in and the aircraft got new engines and was rebadged as teh 410 to make people think it was a new aircraft.

Good ideas, but too expensive for my taste. Some parts are missing or habe to be scratched - plan is to keep dimensions as compact as possible. Already have an alternative fuselage front end, biggest concern are the engine nacelles, but there are leftover pieces from the Whirlwind that could be recycled. Also needs a bigger tail - I consider a Me 262 fin!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on January 05, 2015, 11:00:17 am
Received today a couple of ebay wins

1 x 1/72 Maintrack F-107 which I will use with the Trumpeter kit I already have.

1 x 1/72 Quickboost Ju 88G-6 FUG240 "Berlin" Short Nose conversion, probably to be used with an R-1 version.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on January 05, 2015, 11:37:55 am
via ebay
 Special hobby Meteor T-7 1/2.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 05, 2015, 01:17:39 pm
Quote
What do Hasegawa mean by "special" bombs?

Smart Bombs, the 2nd generation smaller LGBs brought in after Kuwait 91.

Note by set IX the next generation are referred to as Joint Direct Attack Munitions.



I think they are probably referring to AGM-154 JSOWs(JointStandOffWeapons) on set VII as special, like you said, JDAMs are on set IX, although set VII also has some.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on January 06, 2015, 02:02:45 am
Quote
What do Hasegawa mean by "special" bombs?

Smart Bombs, the 2nd generation smaller LGBs brought in after Kuwait 91.

Note by set IX the next generation are referred to as Joint Direct Attack Munitions.



So not nukes then (sometimes you see nuclear weapons referred to as Special Bombs).  Thanks.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on January 06, 2015, 04:26:53 am
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What do Hasegawa mean by "special" bombs?

Smart Bombs, the 2nd generation smaller LGBs brought in after Kuwait 91.

Note by set IX the next generation are referred to as Joint Direct Attack Munitions.



So not nukes then (sometimes you see nuclear weapons referred to as Special Bombs).  Thanks.


Nope, if you want Nukes then the Italeri US/NATO set had the US mk-61, The Trumpeter Vigilante has the 28 and 57 (I think !!), but for others try Belcher bits as they do a British set in 72 and a couple of US sets in 48th (could do with those becoming a 72nd set !)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on January 07, 2015, 03:00:59 am
Thanks Thorvic.  I'm not looking for nukes.  I just wondered when I saw the set labelled "special bombs".
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 07, 2015, 08:29:56 am
hmm, my first purchases for the year.....

1/35 RoG M48A2 MBT [it has bundeswehr, US Army and IDF markings but that doesn't worry me as its getting wiffed]
1/72 airfix spitfire IX [with the French markings as well as RAF, the former coming in handy for a potential whiff]
1/35 zvezda Russian tank crew [this is a very useful set indeed]

some more of those revell triangular shaped paintbrushes which are also very, very useful.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 08, 2015, 03:22:54 am
A Hobby Boss Spitfire VB trop.; have an idea for a fictional operator after WWII.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on January 08, 2015, 05:07:59 am
Off eBay the last issue of the original Airfix Lockheed Hercules in standard late 70's RAF colours
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on January 08, 2015, 07:31:25 am
Just arrived from the Big H

KP Avia S-199 "Messer/Sakin", new tool, superb.

Maestro Decals Saab Safir B/C/D. This includes an example for Air America  :blink:

Brengun Pou-de Ciel 1/144scale, tiny, tiny, tiny.  :blink:


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 08, 2015, 07:46:11 am
Also from the Big H, three sets of CMK resin P-51 exhausts for the Tri-Stang.

Amazingly you get two different patterns in each set so now I've three spare sets of P-51 exhausts!  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on January 08, 2015, 09:19:51 am
Also from the Big H, three sets of CMK resin P-51 exhausts for the Tri-Stang.

Amazingly you get two different patterns in each set so now I've three spare sets of P-51 exhausts!  :o

What do they look like Kit, I'm looking for the ones that have the fairings around the stubs
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 08, 2015, 10:31:10 am
One of each set has the fairings, and the other type has just the plain bent pipes, both superbly moulded. I'm using the faired versions for the Tri-Stang, they're the nearest to the P-82B Merlin engine exhausts.

I'm trying vainly to get the Big H page for them but it seems Oulton Broad has left the building.  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 08, 2015, 10:35:26 am
Also from the Big H, three sets of CMK resin P-51 exhausts for the Tri-Stang.

Amazingly you get two different patterns in each set so now I've three spare sets of P-51 exhausts!  :o

What do they look like Kit, I'm looking for the ones that have the fairings around the stubs

IIRC, the 1:72 Hobby Boss P-51B, C & D kits also offers two sets of exhaust stubs - with and without the fairings.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: proditor on January 09, 2015, 08:39:37 am
From ScaleHobbyist:

3 x Hobby Boss 1/700 USS Gato 1944

From Shapeways

1 x GUPPY Northern Sail
1 x GUPPY Electric Boat Sail
1 x GUPPY Portsmouth Sail

From Ebay:

1 x Takara 1/700 USS Grayback Regulus Sub

I'm getting addicted to these little Gatos. The conversions are quick, insane looking, and they paint up easily to boot. I might be tempted into another 3-4 assuming I get good pricing on the hulls.

The plan for the 4 above is:
USS Clamagore as a GUPPY III
USS Argonaut as a Fleet Snorkel
USS Grayback as an SSG (Waterlined with a big saw)
USS Bluegill as an SSK
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on January 09, 2015, 11:16:18 am
One of each set has the fairings, and the other type has just the plain bent pipes, both superbly moulded. I'm using the faired versions for the Tri-Stang, they're the nearest to the P-82B Merlin engine exhausts.

I'm trying vainly to get the Big H page for them but it seems Oulton Broad has left the building.  :banghead:

Looked on Hannants but couldn't see anything there that looks like the P-51H exhaust fairings/shrouds that were also on the P-82B
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 09, 2015, 11:23:29 am
One of each set has the fairings, and the other type has just the plain bent pipes, both superbly moulded. I'm using the faired versions for the Tri-Stang, they're the nearest to the P-82B Merlin engine exhausts.

I'm trying vainly to get the Big H page for them but it seems Oulton Broad has left the building.  :banghead:

Looked on Hannants but couldn't see anything there that looks like the P-51H exhaust fairings/shrouds that were also on the P-82B

Try these Robert :- http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/CMQ72033 (http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/CMQ72033)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on January 09, 2015, 11:42:51 am
One of each set has the fairings, and the other type has just the plain bent pipes, both superbly moulded. I'm using the faired versions for the Tri-Stang, they're the nearest to the P-82B Merlin engine exhausts.

I'm trying vainly to get the Big H page for them but it seems Oulton Broad has left the building.  :banghead:

Looked on Hannants but couldn't see anything there that looks like the P-51H exhaust fairings/shrouds that were also on the P-82B

Try these Robert :- http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/CMQ72033 (http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/CMQ72033)

Yeah, I looked at those but they didn't quite look right Kit, the shrouds on the P-51H practically enclose the whole stubs and just the ends of the stubs stick out.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: lancer on January 09, 2015, 01:41:48 pm
Latest addition(s)
Bomber re-supply set. Probably to go with my Tiger Lanc
Revell 1:24 Audi R8 Spyder...Not exactly getting an interest in cars, but a special build for my Neices 18TH. Shes and Audi nut, no accounting for taste, and the R8 in particular!!!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Chris Payne on January 10, 2015, 02:23:44 am
Picked up the Hasegawa 1/72 Grumman E-2C Hawkeye '2000' US Navy at last nights club meeting.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 11, 2015, 06:07:42 am
from two charity shops in the fine city I call 'ome.....

two 1/72 kitech kits of the F-14 and F-18. ghastly moulds [istr they are italeri clones] but at £4 each useful for kitbashing.

a tie produced in the 1970's with a logo of a hovering Harrier single seater in gold on dark blue repeated in multiple across the tie.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: seadude on January 11, 2015, 06:38:15 pm
Went to my monthly model club meeting yesterday at a local hobby shop and found out some bad news: The hobby shop that we have the club meetings at is closing in March.  :o  :o  :o  Therefor, I decided to pick up the following before things got too picked over:
Testor 1/32 YF-22 ATF
Academy 1/800 USS Nimitz
Cyber-Hobby 1/700 USS Freedom LCS-1
Revell 1/48 F4U-4 Corsair
Kagero Publishing book on the USS Missouri with 5 large fold out blueprints.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 13, 2015, 07:53:10 am
Latest addition(s)
Bomber re-supply set. Probably to go with my Tiger Lanc
Revell 1:24 Audi R8 Spyder...Not exactly getting an interest in cars, but a special build for my Neices 18TH. Shes and Audi nut, no accounting for taste, and the R8 in particular!!!

You could put it on ping pomg balls and recreate the product placement R8 from the "I robot" movie?  :rolleyes:

(http://cache.boston.com/cars/galleries/concepts/2004/audi_rsq_sportcoupe_from_irobot_jf_ny.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on January 13, 2015, 08:58:54 am
just placed a new online order for additional kits  ;D

-Zvezda 1/144 Fairey Battle
-Zvezda 1/144 Tu-134 Crusty
-Revell 1/144 EA-18G Growler
-Trumpeter 1/144 Su-27UB
-Trumpeter 1/144 Su-30MKK
-Trumpeter 1/144 YF-23
-Hasegawa 1/144 YS-11 Japan Coast Guard
-Academy 1/72 Mig-21 Fishbed
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 13, 2015, 03:05:10 pm
From Narses (Chris)

Avis Henschel Hs 123B
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on January 13, 2015, 06:43:06 pm
From the LHS.
Academy 1/72 Super Etendard Libya 2011.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: major on January 14, 2015, 04:27:30 am
From a local ad, and collected last week, but didn't post them up because i have had a terrible week.
My poor wee dog, Elliott, a Doberman Labrador X, my best friend for the last 10 years, passed away in my arms at 5am on monday morning.
We have spent every day together since i rescued him when he was only 6 weeks old, and i'm gutted.

Anyway, the kits..

1/72 HobbyBoss Mi-8T €10
1/72 Eastern express AN-74 €10

Cheers.. Ray
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 14, 2015, 06:35:07 am
Sorry to hear about the loss of the dog Major, I know what it's like.

Added a Airfix 1/72 Blenheim Mk IVf to the stash from Fenwicks in Newcastle this am. They had rather a lot of them in stock  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on January 15, 2015, 10:05:21 am
My brother works at a propane place, so I asked him to get me a BBQ cover. Turns out he bought me this fancy one for $50. Instead of paying him, I told him that my LHS had a Nimrod kit for $50, if he wants that instead. So now I have the Nimrod in my hands. I think I'll give him the BBQ cover back !  :thumbsup:

Fot myself, I bought an Airfix Focke-Wulf Fw190A-8. For an idea I mocked that was kinda foisted upon me and I agreed to. Only wish I could recall where it was mentioned !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on January 16, 2015, 02:15:33 am
Received from ebay today for roughly half its normal retail price  ;D

1 x 1/144 Tu-142MR to be turned into a r/l Indian aircraft which will be as confusing as if it were a whiff for lots of people

Peeked into the box..... its b*@dy BIG even in 1/144. Glad I haven't decided to do this in 1/72!

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on January 16, 2015, 04:30:41 am
just placed a new online order for additional kits  ;D

-Zvezda 1/144 Fairey Battle
-Zvezda 1/144 Tu-134 Crusty
-Revell 1/144 EA-18G Growler
-Trumpeter 1/144 Su-27UB
-Trumpeter 1/144 Su-30MKK
-Trumpeter 1/144 YF-23
-Hasegawa 1/144 YS-11 Japan Coast Guard
-Academy 1/72 Mig-21 Fishbed

Arrived today  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 16, 2015, 07:07:12 am
For those buying the new tool Airfix Blenheim IVf. CHECK THE INSTRUCTIONS. Mine have the front and back pages for a Blenheim and the main body is for a Gnat (I think)  !!!!! Airfix have been contacted

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitbasher on January 16, 2015, 07:12:58 am
For those buying the new tool Airfix Blenheim IVf. CHECK THE INSTRUCTIONS. Mine have the front and back pages for a Blenheim and the main body is for a Gnat (I think)  !!!!! Airfix have been contacted



Thought http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/Airfix_Military_Aircraft_Kit_Instruction_Index_about31728.html might have something, but no.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 16, 2015, 10:34:07 am
For those buying the new tool Airfix Blenheim IVf. CHECK THE INSTRUCTIONS. Mine have the front and back pages for a Blenheim and the main body is for a Gnat (I think)  !!!!! Airfix have been contacted

Check the sprues Chris, it could be a Whiff-in-a-box.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on January 17, 2015, 02:43:20 am
Received today from ebay

1 x 1/72 eduard zoom set for the Airfix Lancaster which will be used in my Lancaster XL

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: sandiego89 on January 17, 2015, 07:27:15 am
From ScaleHobbyist:

3 x Hobby Boss 1/700 USS Gato 1944

From Shapeways

1 x GUPPY Northern Sail
1 x GUPPY Electric Boat Sail
1 x GUPPY Portsmouth Sail

From Ebay:

1 x Takara 1/700 USS Grayback Regulus Sub

I'm getting addicted to these little Gatos. The conversions are quick, insane looking, and they paint up easily to boot. I might be tempted into another 3-4 assuming I get good pricing on the hulls.

The plan for the 4 above is:
USS Clamagore as a GUPPY III
USS Argonaut as a Fleet Snorkel
USS Grayback as an SSG (Waterlined with a big saw)
USS Bluegill as an SSK

Nice!  I agree Gato's are great, fun builds, and all sorts sails, etc for the Guppy modifications.  May I suggest a USS GUAVINA in her AOSS-362 role as a fun 1/700 build?  A trials re-fueling boat for the Seaplane Striking Force.  Submarines were part of the mix to refuel SeaMasters, Sea Darts and Tradewinds.  She did trials refueling Marlins. I did her in 1/350 from an ARV kit.  Scratched up the refueling platform on the stern. 

I pulled her out for the below photo, she is a bit beat up, with an old skywave Gato alongside in 1/700 for scale.  Rest of the planes and ships are scratch built in 1/700, with the GUAVINA and Sea Dart in 1/350.

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa360/sandiego89/DSCF0287_zpsf8598853.jpg)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa360/sandiego89/DSCF0286_zpsbb387ad2.jpg)

  
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on January 17, 2015, 10:16:06 am
Me and my girlfriend went north of the border today  :mellow:

Came back with:

-1/144 Revell EA-18G growler
-1/72 Revell SAAB JAS-39C Gripen
-1/72 Italeri Kamov Ka-52 Alligator
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on January 17, 2015, 10:24:20 am
Me and my girlfriend went north of the border today  :mellow:

where did you go,  Terneuzen
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on January 17, 2015, 01:17:15 pm
Me and my girlfriend went north of the border today  :mellow:

where did you go,  Terneuzen

Sluis, the Netherlands  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on January 17, 2015, 02:07:36 pm
Me and my girlfriend went north of the border today  :mellow:

where did you go,  Terneuzen

Sluis, the Netherlands  :mellow:

Isn't that really east from where you are  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 18, 2015, 01:04:16 am
hmm, resistance is futile and  i'm narked off about the latest delay to UK delivery of the airfix swift so I re-homed  :banghead:

1/72 airfix B-P Defiant
1/72 airfix Bristol Bienheim IVF

these will be real world as I like the two lesser known RAF sqns that airfix have chosen for the all-over black markings. but the spares in both kits
will be handy. btw, brother narses. I think you got a miss-packed set of instructions as the ones in my IVF were fine.

1/72 italeri Eurofighter [yes its an old kit, but the decal options are good. even has a LGB tally for a 3 sqn a/c during the Libya bombing campaign]
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitbasher on January 18, 2015, 01:15:47 am
Trev - where did you get the Defiant from?

OGL - noticed you picked up a Lonewulf Spitfire Rammer at SMW. Checked out the kit on't tinterweb - photos of a built one on the Lonewulf Facebook page. What's the kit like and how easy do you think it could be to convert an Olde Schoole Airfix Spitfire I? Looks doable - plenty of plastic sheet and PSR required though.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 18, 2015, 04:01:33 am
Trev - where did you get the Defiant from?

PM inbound!  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 18, 2015, 04:16:17 am
First Spitfires of the year!

MPM Spitfire PR11
Ventura Spitfire mk IXc early

But bestest of all!
CMR Seafire 47, the 1996 tooling with the incorrect canopy and wing wheel well blisters.  That means another Spitfire FR26!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 18, 2015, 06:03:54 am
First Spitfires of the year!

The first of many, I have no doubt.  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 18, 2015, 07:13:54 am
btw, brother narses. I think you got a miss-packed set of instructions as the ones in my IVF were fine.



Not miss-packed but miss-printed (I used to know their sister mis-demeanor  :rolleyes:). The front page and back 2 are for the Blenheim, the rest for the Gnat
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 18, 2015, 12:11:23 pm
First kit of 2015 from the bay, Hasegawa's 1/72 F-20 tigershark for a Portuguese whiff.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on January 19, 2015, 11:29:44 am
from the discount store this afternoon:

2 x Revell 1/144 P-47D Thunderbolts (99 cents a piece  ;D )
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 20, 2015, 01:43:27 am
First kit of 2015 from the bay, Hasegawa's 1/72 F-20 tigershark for a Portuguese whiff.

Nice! Would be a perfect A-7P replacement.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Hobbes on January 20, 2015, 08:06:40 am
A set of scribing templates from Royal Model.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on January 20, 2015, 11:08:19 am
via eBay

Airfix 1/72 BP Defiant (new tool)

Looks a nice little kit  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on January 21, 2015, 03:07:31 am
From the LHS.
1/72 Academy Catalina "Black Cat".  Comes with additional RAAF decals which I won't use as it'll be a civilian amphibian.  Possibly a turbocat.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 21, 2015, 07:40:00 am
From the Big H new tool Airfix 1/72 Defiant. Looks a delightfull kit  :thumbsup: Must admit I had no idea there was a night fighter with a shark's mouth  :o Also my initial reaction on seeing the transfer sheet was to think they'd got the rudder stripe blue way to light a shade. Then you look at the instructions and it says that photos of the aircraft would appear to indicate that this was indeed the case.

This will be a real world day fighter which I think is a very attractive looking option  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on January 21, 2015, 08:25:17 am
From the Big H new tool Airfix 1/72 Defiant. Looks a delightfull kit  :thumbsup: Must admit I had no idea there was a night fighter with a shark's mouth  :o Also my initial reaction on seeing the transfer sheet was to think they'd got the rudder stripe blue way to light a shade. Then you look at the instructions and it says that photos of the aircraft would appear to indicate that this was indeed the case.

This will be a real world day fighter which I think is a very attractive looking option  :thumbsup:

In light of it's day-time short-comings, I wonder if mounting a couple of gun pods under the wing (like Hurricane Mk.IV's) with .5's or 20mm's would have been feasible -----  :-\
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 21, 2015, 09:33:41 am
The Defiant had quite a high wing loading, especially compared to a Hurricane. Any more guns and it's turning circle may have exceeded the width of the Channel........
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 22, 2015, 12:44:40 am
The Defiant had quite a high wing loading, especially compared to a Hurricane. Any more guns and it's turning circle may have exceeded the width of the Channel........

Would that still apply if you removed the turret ? I ask because one of my MPM examples is slated as a single seat light bomber with bomb cells in the wings
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 22, 2015, 04:02:01 am
The Defiant had quite a high wing loading, especially compared to a Hurricane. Any more guns and it's turning circle may have exceeded the width of the Channel........

Would that still apply if you removed the turret ? I ask because one of my MPM examples is slated as a single seat light bomber with bomb cells in the wings

That would improve it a lot Chris, that turret must have weighed a fair proportion of the overall weight of the aircraft.

Comparative figures :-

Hurricane (IIC) :- Wing area = 257.5 sq ft Weight max = 7670 lbs Wing Loading = 29.8 lb/Sq ft

Spitfire (Vb) :- Wing area = 242.1 sq ft Weight max = 6622 lbs Wing Loading = 27.4 lb/Sq ft

Defiant (Mk I) :- Wing area = 250.0 sq ft Weight max = 8600 lbs Wing Loading = 34.4 lb/Sq ft

And all that added weight of the Defiant is in the structure, it didn't carry more fuel etc. apart from the extra weight of the gunner.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 22, 2015, 05:41:27 am
The Defiant had quite a high wing loading, especially compared to a Hurricane. Any more guns and it's turning circle may have exceeded the width of the Channel........

Would that still apply if you removed the turret ? I ask because one of my MPM examples is slated as a single seat light bomber with bomb cells in the wings

Also have Pavla Defiant that lost its turret (to a Wellesley), and now it waits for a decent idea for a conversion.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Mossie on January 22, 2015, 07:01:55 am
P.96?  Defiant with Sabre or Centaurus (or anything else), fixed armament was investigated. There was an earlier P.88 with the Vulture or Hercules offered (the Hercules powered version had a deeper fuselage).  Basically, beef it up with a powerplant of your choice, since you've not got the turret fair the spine in to make a single or two seater.  Either that, or loose the spine altogether and add a bubble canopy.

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/F111/Escanear0010.jpg)

There was an earlier P.88 too, with the Vulture and Hercules offered:

(http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i176/Mossie105/Aircraft/Boulton%20Paul%20P.88.jpg) (http://s72.photobucket.com/user/Mossie105/media/Aircraft/Boulton%20Paul%20P.88.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on January 22, 2015, 09:04:31 am

Would that still apply if you removed the turret ? I ask because one of my MPM examples is slated as a single seat light bomber with bomb cells in the wings


That would improve it a lot Chris, that turret must have weighed a fair proportion of the overall weight of the aircraft.

Comparative figures :-

Hurricane (IIC) :- Wing area = 257.5 sq ft Weight max = 7670 lbs Wing Loading = 29.8 lb/Sq ft

Spitfire (Vb) :- Wing area = 242.1 sq ft Weight max = 6622 lbs Wing Loading = 27.4 lb/Sq ft

Defiant (Mk I) :- Wing area = 250.0 sq ft Weight max = 8600 lbs Wing Loading = 34.4 lb/Sq ft

And all that added weight of the Defiant is in the structure, it didn't carry more fuel etc. apart from the extra weight of the gunner.


According to the Book "British Aircraft Armament Vol1" a Bolton Paul type A 11D turret weighed 373lb (170kg) empty and 621lb (282kg) armed.

This reduces the weight of the aircraft to 7979lb without anything else being removed or altered. Thus the wing loading becomes ....

Wing area = 250.0 sq ft Weight max = 7979 lbs Wing Loading = 31.9 lb/Sq ft which is an improvement of roughly 2.5lb/ft

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 22, 2015, 11:26:23 am
Still heavier than a Spitfire or Hurricane and the wing loading is 15% higher than a Hurricane. I suspect the structure supporting the turret and the retractable fairings weighed a fair bit that wasn't accounted for in the turret weight itself.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on January 22, 2015, 01:02:17 pm
Still heavier than a Spitfire or Hurricane and the wing loading is 15% higher than a Hurricane. I suspect the structure supporting the turret and the retractable fairings weighed a fair bit that wasn't accounted for in the turret weight itself.

That's correct Kit. The only info I had was for the turret with 600 rounds for each of the guns.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: sandiego89 on January 22, 2015, 03:02:55 pm
1/72 Hasegawa Avenger
1/72 P-47
1/72 H3

Score! Went to my closest real hobby shop, Denbeigh Hobbies, Newport News, Virginia, USA for a 1/72 Avenger.  Planned WHIF, but I needed a 4 bladed prop, so what do I see on the bargain table, but a cheap P-47.  Perfect.  And then I eyed a $5 US "already started"  H-3.  Was expecting a kid started, garish brush painted job, but hey for 5 dollars, I took the risk....

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa360/sandiego89/DSCF0289_zpsfe71df84.jpg)

Opened the H-3....

The person had scratched up a cabin floor, overhead, engine compartment, perfectly installed fuselage ribs and the kit had a second full sprue of rotors, sponsons and clear parts.  Lots of extra WHIF stuff!

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa360/sandiego89/DSCF0290_zps061cfff4.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 22, 2015, 03:50:20 pm
From Lone Wulf via Willie (and I know I'll be crucified for this...)

Unicraft Blohm und Voss P.188.02

Yeah, I know, but tax rebate (£760.00) + man who likes spending money on obscure resin + Blohm und Voss... You get the picture.

It looks like this
(http://www.unicraft.biz/germ/bv188-02/bv188-02-box.jpg)


Link to a French website showing Unicraft's Bv P.188.04.   And how far out it is shape wise and just how much work is required to get it together.
http://maquette.forumactif.org/t124-blohm-und-voss-p-188

From ebay:
AZ Spitfire mk IXc early cowling

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 23, 2015, 07:09:41 am
Kit/Gondor thanks for the info re Defiant weights  :thumbsup:

Mossie thanks for the info on the BP P.96  :thumbsup: Given me some food for thought. My second MPM defiant was originaly slated for a naval version (replacement/instead of the Roc). I may well use a second Airfix kit for that and the MPM one as a Sabre engine variant. I have the engine  :thumbsup: but I also have loads of plans and ideas  :rolleyes:

Lee. I'm saying nothing other then I love W wings and B&V, so best of luck with the P188. I have a Unicraft 188.04 in the stash but every time I open the box I chicken out.  :blink: One day, one day  :rolleyes:

BTW anyone else notice Unicraft website's had a bit of a redesign. Kits now in alphabetical order of manufacturer now  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on January 23, 2015, 08:32:40 am

Kit/Gondor thanks for the info re Defiant weights  :thumbsup:


Your welcome

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 23, 2015, 11:17:50 am
From my LHS, well as L as possible, means 21 miles away in my case, an Airfix Blenheim Mk. I kit. Yes, I KNOW I have three FROG Mk. Is in The Loft and I need another kit like I need a spare foot, but it seemed a good idea at the time.

It certainly looks impressive and I've already got one Whiff in mind for it, and that involves at least one of the FROG Mk. Is as well. And no, it won't have longer wings!

Well............it may do...........  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 23, 2015, 04:21:28 pm
From Uncle Frank:

Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant (new tool!)

CMK Seafire F.46
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 24, 2015, 05:23:25 am
Last bit on the Defiant I promise but the April Airfix magazine has an article on the aircraft as well as the build. Anyway apparently the Air Sea Rescue version had the air drop dingy fitted to racks originally intended for bombs so that answers my bomb carriage thought.  :thumbsup: It also mentions the use of Defiant's in the electronic warfare role. Used to jam German raiders. Another "I never knew that" moment.

Just hoping someone brings out a tropical filter for the kit as I think it makes an attractive option.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 24, 2015, 07:10:55 am
It also mentions the use of Defiant's in the electronic warfare role. Used to jam German raiders. Another "I never knew that" moment.

fitted with a device called mandrel iirc. I am tempted to buy another of these at Bolton tomorrow.

anyhow, rehomed this morning from antics in Coventry......

2off 1/72 Mistercraft Hunter F6
2off 1/72 Mistercraft AAC Lynx

these are of polish origin and have something to do with olimp models. the hunter is probably a FGA9 and has decals a bit similar
to the RoG kit of the same, but they aren't good quality. the moulds are basic and I remind me of the frog/novo FGA9 but with
sidewinders on the sprues. the westland AAC lynx is looking rather good, no idea whose moulds it is but seems to have different
tailbooms, a good selection of weapons, my kit had two sets of clear parts, basic looking desert filters and best of all as I've never
seen it in a kit before is the ball shaped surveillance dome fitted to some lynx for use in northern Ireland on the fuselage side.

very good value at £6.50 each.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 24, 2015, 07:13:01 am
Just hoping someone brings out a tropical filter for the kit as I think it makes an attractive option.

Just give Colin some time.............  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Green Dragon on January 24, 2015, 07:47:27 pm
Got a Fujimi 1/144th scale Nakajima G-10N Fugaku from HLJ on Friday. Looks real nice!

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 25, 2015, 03:06:37 am
Just hoping someone brings out a tropical filter for the kit as I think it makes an attractive option.

Just give Colin some time.............  ;D :lol:

Was a rather heavy handed hint, wasn't it  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 25, 2015, 06:19:49 am
Just hoping someone brings out a tropical filter for the kit as I think it makes an attractive option.

Just give Colin some time.............  ;D :lol:

I've a feeling I *might* have it on a mould that I was given.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: TallEng on January 25, 2015, 06:27:55 am
Alternatively, Airfix's Hurricane IIC boxing has a tropical filter, you could
Probably use that :thumbsup:

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Chris Payne on January 25, 2015, 11:02:15 am
Back from the Bolton show with a few additions to the stash.

Airfix 1/72 Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.1
Airfix 1/72 BAe Nimrod MR.1/2
Airfix 1/144 Concorde
Hasegawa/Revell 1/48 Phantom FGR.2 c/w Aires cockpit set.
Heller 1/72 Boeing E-3B/F AWACS
Monogram 1/72 F-16XL
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 25, 2015, 11:41:43 am
also back from the Bolton show and enjoying a veggie pasta meal at the uni' and added to me stash....

1/72 airfix PBN defender
1/72 italeri F-5A [from our weaver  :thumbsup: ]
1/72 heller saab lansen

some assorted bits of 1/72 resin and EB including a nice olimp set for the hobbyboss rafale, the italeri  :tornado: and a combat
conversions dropped flaps wing set for the academy McDD F-18A thru D series

also some more 1/35 star armour decals to support my African M48 MBT wiffs and a EB set for the trumpeter 1/35 challenger MBT I have in the stash.

many thanks to IPMS Bolton for an excellent show at the st joseph's RC high school in horwich!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on January 25, 2015, 11:59:31 am
From the Bolton Show today :-

High Planes 1/72 Mirage IIID
High Planes 1/72 TR-1
Airfix 1/72 Canberra B-I8
Italeri 1/72 T-45 Goshawk
Mach 2 1/72 USAF Learjet

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Chris Payne on January 25, 2015, 12:02:11 pm
Cheers for the decal sheets btw Geoff. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on January 25, 2015, 01:01:16 pm
From todays Bolton show.

All 1/72nd scale

1 Italeri C-130H.
2 Mastercraft Westland Lynx AH-1.
1 Airfix Centurion mk5 MBT.
1 Combat conversions Marsh Turbo tracker.

Transfered from Thorvics stash to my stash.
Anigrand C-141B Starlifter.
Hasegawa Grumman TBM-3S2 Avenger (JMSDF)
Cromwell models MBT-70.
Cromwell Models Cheiftain MBT.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Geoff on January 25, 2015, 01:17:11 pm
I got a bit carried away is all I am saying; and no not the nice men in white coats
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on January 25, 2015, 01:19:31 pm
well. You cant take it (the bank balance) with you when you pop off this mortal coil. ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Geoff on January 25, 2015, 02:13:45 pm
Not met SWMBO yet then?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on January 25, 2015, 03:01:54 pm
no, but her reputation precedes her
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on January 25, 2015, 04:04:43 pm
Was very restrained at the Bolton Show today. The only actual kit I bought was another Revell 1/77th Ford Tri-Motor, primarily to stock up on Antarctic guys, but the plane has many possibilities too (cheers to Thorvic for spotting one at a decent price). The other thing I got was a Tamiya 1/35th photo-etch grill set, which may become 1/76th riot van window grills at some point.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: chiglet on January 25, 2015, 04:10:11 pm
From the Bolton show, a New [to me] manufacturer Mister Craft [seem to be "re-pops"
 F84 Thunder jet {ex Heller, with engraved detail} Mig 19 {ex KP?} cleaned up, no rivets, TS11 Iskra, ditto all at £4.95
One of several AH1 Cobras {ex Italarie?} £2.95 Hawker Hunter. engraved detail....£5.95 and a Su 22M £5.95 No idea as to the latter two, but bought from Mr Model, who will be at Huddersfield
Has al lot of others too. Some are the "Original" cr@p moulds, but he was happy enough to open the box for you to check  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 26, 2015, 06:51:33 am
Alternatively, Airfix's Hurricane IIC boxing has a tropical filter, you could
Probably use that :thumbsup:

Regards
Keith

I have some in the stash Keith. I will check

Thanks  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 26, 2015, 06:51:58 am
I got a bit carried away is all I am saying; and no not the nice men in white coats

Hints, hints ?  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 26, 2015, 08:39:21 am
I got a bit carried away is all I am saying; and no not the nice men in white coats

Hints, hints ?  ;D

all i'm saying chris is that it was in a big, big carrier bag.....  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on January 26, 2015, 05:56:06 pm
From a large HS in Adelaide at the weekend.
ICM 1/72 Tupolev SB2
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 27, 2015, 07:17:58 am
I got a bit carried away is all I am saying; and no not the nice men in white coats

Hints, hints ?  ;D

all i'm saying chris is that it was in a big, big carrier bag.....  ;D

Wingnut Felixstowe is the biggest bag I can think of, indeed is there a bag big enough ?  :blink: Second thoughts, if you'd bought that then your probably posting from the other side  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Hobbes on January 27, 2015, 07:25:06 am
Revell Shuttle Launch Tower is pretty big too (box is ~ 1 m wide), and there's that Dragon 1/35 Dora railway gun...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 27, 2015, 07:29:27 am
Revell Shuttle Launch Tower is pretty big too (box is ~ 1 m wide), and there's that Dragon 1/35 Dora railway gun...

Not seen the Shuttle box but yes the Dora is huge. Must check how big it is in comparison. Cheers Haro  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 27, 2015, 07:37:09 am
Bandai's Gundam Denbrobrium kit was... big, too. The box even came with an integrated handle!

(http://blog.pylin.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/IMG_3635.jpg)


And then there was the 1:144 "Neo Zeong" kit(?) last year...

(http://i.minus.com/jbewJJreBmtgDz.jpghttp://i.minus.com/jbewJJreBmtgDz.jpg)

The cart was not included, but it turns into something like this:

(http://www.gundamtoyshop.com/uploads/1/4/1/7/14174478/3462040_orig.png)

 :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Mossie on January 27, 2015, 11:59:58 am
I remember when Heritage did their 1/24 Lancaster, I saw a guy leaving the halls with a gigantic box.  Probably not as much volume as the Dendrobium box, it was less deep but much longer and wider and proving a very awkward shape for the guy, he was struggling and I hope it wasn't windy when he got out the centre!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 27, 2015, 01:01:54 pm
I remember when Heritage did their 1/24 Lancaster, I saw a guy leaving the halls with a gigantic box.  Probably not as much volume as the Dendrobium box, it was less deep but much longer and wider and proving a very awkward shape for the guy, he was struggling and I hope it wasn't windy when he got out the centre!

the volume of the bag I saw Geoff's stuff in wasn't that big!  ;D

incide :tank: tially apart from the one heritage had made up, has anyone ever seen this kit made and across several tables at a show? I know I haven't.

behaved myself today on a trip to Birmingham and didn't visit any of the shops that sell plastic kits. 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 28, 2015, 07:03:07 am
incide :tank: tially apart from the one heritage had made up, has anyone ever seen this kit made and across several tables at a show? I know I haven't.


Never knew there was a 1/24 Lancaster  :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nick on January 28, 2015, 07:16:52 am
I recall banging my leg on a box in Bognor Regis Models. It turned out to be the 1/35 Dora Super Heavy Railway Gun from Soar Art Workshop.

Boasted as being the worlds largest plastic kit, this box was the size of a family sized suitcase and twice as heavy.... the buyer needed a hand trolley to take it out to his car.

First pic gives the size of this thing... http://forum.largescalemodeller.com/topic/2199-135-dora-railway-gun-800mm/
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kerick on January 28, 2015, 08:12:34 am
A little too pricey for me but if you want to add a little 1:1 scale to the stash....
http://www.platinumfighters.com/
I got dibs on the Skyhawk.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 28, 2015, 08:20:55 am
A little too pricey for me but if you want to add a little 1:1 scale to the stash....
http://www.platinumfighters.com/
I got dibs on the Skyhawk.

No contest, I'm going for 'Miss Demeanour'!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kerick on January 28, 2015, 08:45:48 am
Some great pics for your wall paper! The Beech 18 against the mountains is awesome.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on January 28, 2015, 10:45:09 am
One of the Bedford club members has built that Dora kit not long after it was released. Its bleedin huge!. He built a near coffin sized box to transport it. then changed his car for a very large estate car (thats a station wagon for our colonial cousins) so that the box could fit in it.

And a few years ago at the Brampton show, he went and brought a second Dora kit! Only for it to cost him dearly when his wife found out. She keeps Shire horses. He ended up having to buy her another one just to keep the peace.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 28, 2015, 01:26:49 pm
And a few years ago at the Brampton show, he went and brought a second Dora kit! Only for it to cost him dearly when his wife found out. She keeps Shire horses. He ended up having to buy her another one just to keep the peace.

Some people have money to burn!  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on January 28, 2015, 06:25:08 pm
And a few years ago at the Brampton show, he went and brought a second Dora kit! Only for it to cost him dearly when his wife found out. She keeps Shire horses. He ended up having to buy her another one just to keep the peace.

Some people have money to burn!  :o

I'm pretty sure I've seen one done in the action figure scale 1:6
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on January 28, 2015, 09:51:47 pm
And a few years ago at the Brampton show, he went and brought a second Dora kit! Only for it to cost him dearly when his wife found out. She keeps Shire horses. He ended up having to buy her another one just to keep the peace.

Some people have money to burn!  :o

Well, at least if push comes to shove you could eat the horse.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nick on January 29, 2015, 12:45:29 am

I'm pretty sure I've seen one done in the action figure scale 1:6

And here it is! http://www.vonabt.co.uk/models/Dora/index.html

Scroll halfway along and you'll see it in the guys driveway.... bigger than his Jaguar car!
Actually, the whole thing might just fit on an artic truck  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 29, 2015, 01:20:36 am

I'm pretty sure I've seen one done in the action figure scale 1:6

And here it is! http://www.vonabt.co.uk/models/Dora/index.html

Scroll halfway along and you'll see it in the guys driveway.... bigger than his Jaguar car!
Actually, the whole thing might just fit on an artic truck  :o

Strewth! It's HUGE! And he's a Brit too, his car, a Mondeo actually, has a Brit number plate.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 29, 2015, 07:15:45 am
And a few years ago at the Brampton show, he went and brought a second Dora kit! Only for it to cost him dearly when his wife found out. She keeps Shire horses. He ended up having to buy her another one just to keep the peace.

Some people have money to burn!  :o

Well, at least if push comes to shove you could eat the horse.  ;D

Knowing women and horses I think you'd be better off trying to make a meal of the Dora  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: darthspud on January 29, 2015, 09:32:16 am
3 x Tucano's from Airfix,
rude not to at that price.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Old Wombat on January 29, 2015, 05:07:37 pm
And a few years ago at the Brampton show, he went and brought a second Dora kit! Only for it to cost him dearly when his wife found out. She keeps Shire horses. He ended up having to buy her another one just to keep the peace.

Some people have money to burn!  :o

Well, at least if push comes to shove you could eat the horse.  ;D

Knowing women and horses I think you'd be better off trying to make a meal of the Dora  :rolleyes:

Make a meal of the wife, sell the horse & buy another model .... Simples! ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Rheged on January 31, 2015, 02:38:45 am
It would probably have done, if I'd only had time, space and coin of the realm

In Abergavenny market yesterday, one of the "Friday market junk collectables stalls" had sundry very elderly Airfix kits, and a HUGE box  containing an AMT-ERTL kit of an XB36......"with extra parts to build a  YB36!!"

Didn't look at the price, but most of the other stuff on the stall was reasonably priced.  Should I have pounced on it?????  It's not really my sort of thing, and too big too for my shelf.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on January 31, 2015, 04:11:46 am
From Hannants in their 2nd hand section i spotted and bought a Hasegawa 1/72nd F-111C for a reasonable price ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 31, 2015, 05:20:53 am
It would probably have done, if I'd only had time, space and coin of the realm

In Abergavenny market yesterday, one of the "Friday market junk collectables stalls" had sundry very elderly Airfix kits, and a HUGE box  containing an AMT-ERTL kit of an XB36......"with extra parts to build a  YB36!!"

Didn't look at the price, but most of the other stuff on the stall was reasonably priced.  Should I have pounced on it?????  It's not really my sort of thing, and too big too for my shelf.

Shouldn't that be XB-35 etc. the Northrop Flying wing?

AFAIK the only 'One true scale' B-36 was by Monogram/Revell. And the B-35 box sure is big, not helped by the fact that most of the model is only two parts, top and bottom!  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on January 31, 2015, 06:47:31 am

Shouldn't that be XB-35 etc. the Northrop Flying wing?

And the B-35 box sure is big

And the kit parts occupy just one corner of it  ---- you can get four complete kits in the box  --- (and how do I know   ;)  )
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Rheged on January 31, 2015, 07:25:03 am
It would probably have done, if I'd only had time, space and coin of the realm

In Abergavenny market yesterday, one of the "Friday market junk collectables stalls" had sundry very elderly Airfix kits, and a HUGE box  containing an AMT-ERTL kit of an XB36......"with extra parts to build a  YB36!!"

Didn't look at the price, but most of the other stuff on the stall was reasonably priced.  Should I have pounced on it?????  It's not really my sort of thing, and too big too for my shelf.

Shouldn't that be XB-35 etc. the Northrop Flying wing?

AFAIK the only 'One true scale' B-36 was by Monogram/Revell. And the B-35 box sure is big, not helped by the fact that most of the model is only two parts, top and bottom!  :o

You're right, Kit.  my error due to poor keyboard skills and/or lousy memory
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 31, 2015, 07:52:43 am
It would probably have done, if I'd only had time, space and coin of the realm

In Abergavenny market yesterday, one of the "Friday market junk collectables stalls" had sundry very elderly Airfix kits, and a HUGE box  containing an AMT-ERTL kit of an XB36......"with extra parts to build a  YB36!!"

Didn't look at the price, but most of the other stuff on the stall was reasonably priced.  Should I have pounced on it?????  It's not really my sort of thing, and too big too for my shelf.

Shouldn't that be XB-35 etc. the Northrop Flying wing?

AFAIK the only 'One true scale' B-36 was by Monogram/Revell. And the B-35 box sure is big, not helped by the fact that most of the model is only two parts, top and bottom!  :o

You're right, Kit.  my error due to poor keyboard skills and/or lousy memory

No probs. Having just built my Northrop Northampton B(PR)1 the darn thing's foremost in my mind.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Chaos on January 31, 2015, 12:30:38 pm
New Kits in January.
(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2015/01/i25027blex6j.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i25027blex6j.html)
(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2015/01/i25028benw67.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i25028benw67.html)
(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2015/01/i25029bo6ayf.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i25029bo6ayf.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 31, 2015, 12:53:42 pm
Ordered from the bay, Orange Hobby F-35C and ZTS Plastyk Hawker Hunter, both 1/72.  :party:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 31, 2015, 04:24:12 pm
From Fenwicks:

Airfix BP Defiant (new tool)

Enjoyed the first one so much I had to have another.  I'm thinking coastal patrol/ASW, possibly from Gibraltar.  Or doing a post war gunnery trainer, the turret getting a pair of .50s instead of the 4 .303s.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on February 01, 2015, 04:55:21 am
just got back from the Model Market at Hanslope village hall.

all 1/72nd

Italeri F-19.
Hasegawa B239 Buffalo (Finnish Airforce)
Airfix Lynx HAS-2
Hobbyboss Lynx HAS-2 (French Navy)
Hobbyboss Lynx HMA-8.
Retrokit Cloud city aircar.
Amaquest ST TNG Galileo II shuttlecraft.
Revell Challenger I MBT.
Freightdog Victor B 2 conversion.
Freightdog Lightning FGA conversion.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on February 02, 2015, 05:25:47 am
Wow that's a lot of cool stuff Martin !

I had a stash lessening this week. It was my older Brother's 46th Birthday, and I pulled a move my Grandfather used to do on the odd occasion. Told him to go into the cave and pick a model ! Dirty bugger picked a Hasegawa Neptune. But that was ok, as I still have 2  :thumbsup: But he didn't stop there. Since I have so many doubles and triples etc. he also walked out with a Hase CF-104, as well as an Airfix Typhoon, Mustang and Hurricane ! He just started building again and has already turned into a hoarder lol.

 :drink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on February 02, 2015, 08:00:25 am
LOL serves you right for giving him free reign of your stash Todd ;D

And yeap, doesnt take long for the stash hoarding virus to take hold :D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on February 02, 2015, 02:42:32 pm
Too right Martin and his SWMBO is already giving him grief as well lol

 :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on February 02, 2015, 05:30:18 pm
I came away from Bolton empty handed but Hannants came to the rescue with a Fiat BR-20 and Japanese decals.
A trip into Transport models (Preston) produced (by magic and slight of hand) an Academy "Ontos" tank thats hopefully going to have its coming out party at Huddersfield................Im thinking ambush scheme '46.

So much for my must build before buying rule........................shakes head sadly and exits stage right. :banghead:
Oh I forgot
 I swapped an Airfix Buccaneer for a He-219......Japanese '46   B-29 killer???   :cheers:

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on February 03, 2015, 12:31:50 am
Is that the Italeri BR-20?
What's it like?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 03, 2015, 06:51:37 am
Is that the Italeri BR-20?
What's it like?


I've built the Italeri Br-20 from the boxing with the Japanese markings and it's a typical Italeri kit of its day. Goes together ok and the details fine on the outside, Internal detail is simplified considerably but not much can be seen. So of its time and a good one for that period.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on February 03, 2015, 11:14:57 am
Is that the Italeri BR-20?
What's it like?



Wot e sez.            My version is the nostalgia reissue. Plastic looks very brittle and there is mould wear making the surface detail smooth.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 03, 2015, 07:39:19 pm
From ebay:

CMR Spitfire LF.IXe - Czech/Isreali boxing.  Worth it for the decal sheet alone with oodles of options, plus a spare wing.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on February 04, 2015, 01:54:42 am
Thanks Chris & Dork.
One to look out for I think.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Radish on February 04, 2015, 02:33:45 am
2 x Airfix 1/72nd "Swifts"  :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 04, 2015, 03:56:58 am
2 x Airfix 1/72nd "Swifts"  :wub: :wub:

Where did they come from???  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Radish on February 04, 2015, 07:42:03 am
Pre-ordered on Amazon Prime...posted yesterday, received this morning. :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 04, 2015, 08:04:53 am
Pre-ordered on Amazon Prime...posted yesterday, received this morning. :cheers:

That's good news, they are about then, thank so much.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 04, 2015, 08:05:20 am
A 1:72 MiG-15 UTI from Gran - primarily because of the decals, since a Polish Navy machine is featured. Plan is to build a Hobby Boss MiG-15 UTI (a really nice kit) in these (real!) markings, since these machine bore rather wild paint schemes...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Librarian on February 04, 2015, 12:16:31 pm
Picked up another Revell TA154/FW190 Mistel kit at Romford The Works for a penny under £20 with a free receipt. There's a few cheaper out there but its nice to buy in a shop for once ;D. I have a few TA154 conversions planned....

They've got 1/144 TU95s if anyone's interested (£9.99).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 05, 2015, 01:45:29 am
A Heller Spitfire Mk. XVI & some WWII MTO decals - result of a major project change.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Steel Penguin on February 05, 2015, 08:34:48 am
a 1:35 saladin AC    :tank:
and a 1:35 Brachiosaur
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on February 05, 2015, 08:51:28 am
After letting my brother raid my stash, I've finally been able to bolster my defenses by the purchase today of an Italeri Wessex. HAS.3. Ok, I may have two or even three now.....but you know the drill  :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup: :banghead: :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 05, 2015, 04:48:26 pm
A Heller Spitfire Mk. XVI & some WWII MTO decals - result of a major project change.

Check the plastic, as if it's one of the more recent (ie 2000 onwards) boxings with the black plastic, the fuselage is likely to be warped to hell.  Silver plastic, you should be okay.  The boxing is the best guide - black with artwork and the phototop Heller/Humbrol or plain Humbrol boxings are fine, but the more recent boxings are a lottery.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 06, 2015, 05:16:06 am
It's a silver one! Thanks a lot for the tip.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 06, 2015, 04:19:08 pm
Just keep checking the fit.  Best advice I can give.  The fuselage warps somewhere aft of the cockpit and the tailplanes just won't line up square. 

It's not something that bothers me, because I just use the black toolings as parts donors for the Aeroclub or Airfix Griffon fuselages.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 07, 2015, 02:05:11 am
Just checked the kit - looks good/straight. Looks very nice.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 08, 2015, 01:14:20 am
Not a kit, rather diorama prints from Noy's Miniatures from Israel: a double set with RAF style concrete airfield cardboards.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 08, 2015, 04:55:41 am
Not a kit, rather diorama prints from Noy's Miniatures from Israel: a double set with RAF style concrete airfield cardboards.

what are they like dizzyfugu? i'm sure that I read a review of them a couple of years ago but have never seen one used yet.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on February 08, 2015, 05:27:07 am
I stopped at that hobby shop in Kitchener and alas, no new Airfix ! I hate to mail order it as it's so cheap without postage. Oh well, hopefully they sort this crap out soon !

 :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 08, 2015, 11:47:13 pm
Not a kit, rather diorama prints from Noy's Miniatures from Israel: a double set with RAF style concrete airfield cardboards.

what are they like dizzyfugu? i'm sure that I read a review of them a couple of years ago but have never seen one used yet.

IMHO they are very good; I bought used several of them for my beauty pics. These are simple cardboard (300g/m², I guess) printouts, no surface structure. But they are actually taken from dioramas and scaled to size, and they don't have that clean model railroad look. You can make a lot of them with some more effort, like adding grass/brushes or adding tar fillings between concrete plates with thick black paint. I glue them onto a piece of MDF wood, and that's a very good photography basis. I also gave one away to a friend and he uses the pure print on a cabinet floor for display. Works really well, when you focus on the model. And Noy is a nice person/seller, too.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on February 09, 2015, 01:08:39 pm
Arrived today Via the starship Modeller.com shop.

Mobius 1/72nd scale BSG Viper II twin pack. My sci fi fighter collection continues to grow.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 10, 2015, 12:00:36 am
Ideas, ideas...

Got a Hasegawa M24 Chaffee tank in 1:72 in order to re-create a teenage kitbash, and a Revell Saab J29 (2008 re-boxing of the Matchbox kit) for the pile.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on February 10, 2015, 12:28:06 am
Are you kitbashing the Saab with the tank?  :blink: :o ;D ;)

I got, from a NSLHS I investigated thisarvo while I was in the area, a Hasegawa 1/72 JASDF Weapons set.  Because you can never have enough anti ship missiles.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 10, 2015, 12:59:57 am
Are you kitbashing the Saab with the tank?  :blink: :o ;D ;)

Ahm, no - not yet  ;) The J29 was an occasion on ev!lbay, from Finnland(!). Might end up in a kitbash/big mod - had an idea/vision of a late twin-engine prototype... :rolleyes:

The Chaffee will see a different fate, in British Army service.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Mossie on February 10, 2015, 02:00:51 am
Airfix 1/72 Fw-190 A8.  Bought on impulse when I was looking for the new Defiant, from Just Kits in Hull.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: thesolitarycyclist on February 10, 2015, 02:22:19 am
With valentines day looming on the horizon Mrs Cyclist bought me an Airfix new tool Douglas C-47 Skytrain. She knows the way to my heart. Bless her.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 10, 2015, 02:58:57 am
Lucky man!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Old Wombat on February 10, 2015, 09:18:06 pm
With valentines day looming on the horizon Mrs Cyclist bought me an Airfix new tool Douglas C-47 Skytrain. She knows the way to my heart. Bless her.

If my missus knew the way to my heart she'd buy me a Valentine (http://www.bnamodelworld.com/bronco/cb35144) for Valentine's Day. ;) ;D

(http://www.bnamodelworld.com/bmz_cache/b/bdce04faff3bf2d464e43898e54a049c.image.700x525.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Chaos on February 10, 2015, 11:02:37 pm
For Valentine's Day,
2 BSG REVELL Galactica and a T-28 Tank on the way to me.  <_<
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 11, 2015, 02:10:06 am
Are you kitbashing the Saab with the tank?  :blink: :o ;D ;)

The mind BOGGLES! But if anyone could do it both of you are on the short list.......  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 11, 2015, 08:26:50 am
liberated from antics Coventry at lunchtime on my way to school.....

1/72 ltaleri F-5E/N has some lovely swiss/Austria/USN markings on the decal sheet, especially the Austrian F-5 with a 'call 121.5MHz' on one side of the underfuselage drop tank.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on February 11, 2015, 10:47:54 am
was in Brugges for a job interview this evening, and i wasnt to far from the local modelshop (only a street away).
so, bussiness before pleasure, on the way home i stopped in and got a Minicraft 1/144 KC-97G Stratotanker  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on February 11, 2015, 12:25:19 pm
off eBay Magna Models 1/72 Supermarine Swift F1 for a specific project.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on February 11, 2015, 02:39:22 pm
yet another 72nd scale sci fi fighter arrived today from Federation models.

Chig fighter from Space Above and Beyond.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 12, 2015, 02:12:59 am
off eBay Magna Models 1/72 Supermarine Swift F1 for a specific project.

Is this the same kit that is offered by Xtrakit/Hannants?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on February 12, 2015, 05:10:26 am
off eBay Magna Models 1/72 Supermarine Swift F1 for a specific project.

Is this the same kit that is offered by Xtrakit/Hannants?

No its an earlier resin kit of the original Swift, the Xtrakit is an injection moulded later Swift FR5 with different features. The new Airfix kit is the FR5 version although Freightdog should be issuing resin conversions with decals to back fit this kit to the earlier types.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 13, 2015, 01:25:24 am
Thank you. Maybe also a different nose cone for the radar-equipped F.7, too?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on February 13, 2015, 03:53:43 am
Thank you. Maybe also a different nose cone for the radar-equipped F.7, too?

Yeap the F7 too with its radar nose and Fireflash missiles
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 14, 2015, 04:13:54 am
 :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 14, 2015, 06:57:49 am
F7 would also need longer wings.  A conversion for that mark means that the unbuilt proposed Swift PR6 would be possible.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 14, 2015, 08:37:54 am
its valentines day and well I just had to pick up.....

1/35 italeri dock section with steps, etc [been after one of these for a while and the order came in  :thumbsup: ]

but in the post came a sweet  :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: envelope all the way from Canada!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Steel Penguin on February 14, 2015, 11:34:07 am
a pack of crooked dice  X commandos 2   
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on February 15, 2015, 10:24:27 am
From Huddersfield

Misterkit Lynx AH1
ModelArt AN-52 TNB
Sourced decals for my HS-681
Some resin bits off ChrisP

Nice small haul took more than i came back so a good result, as the tempation kits were not there that might have got me spending - Thankfully !
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on February 15, 2015, 11:15:33 am
Nice small haul took more than i came back so a good result, as the tempation kits were not there that might have got me spending - Thankfully !

No, you just got your fix by getting others spending instead...... ;)

From Huddersfield:

Trumpeter 1/72nd F-105G Wild Weasel (courtesy of the EKFG - cheers Geoff!) which turned out to have an Airwaves photo-etch fret in it when I opened it.. :thumbsup:

1/72nd Heller Mirage IVA (for a very reasonable price)
Plasticart 1/100th Yak-24P helo (ditto)
Pegasus 1/72nd EAP demonstrator (ditto)
2 x Pavla 1/72nd M-62 radial engines for I-16 Tpe 18 (but not going on them, of course....)
Pair of 1/72nd WE-177B tac nukes courtesy of ChrisP
Pack of 1/72nd white metal lorry cargo (oil drums, jerry cans and bags)
Modecal 1/72nd set 57 (Sea King, Buccs, Sea Hawks, Alpha Jet)

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Radish on February 15, 2015, 11:22:22 am
From Huddersfield:

2 x Tamiya 1/72nd F-4S...Italeri kit/markings..but cheaper.
1/48th HobbyBoss P-38L for £10  :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Chris Payne on February 15, 2015, 11:38:47 am
Back from the Huddersfield show with some new additions to the stash.

Academy 1/72 F-16C 'ANG'
AMT 1/72 Northrop YB-49
Hasegawa 1/72 Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune
Hasegawa 1/48 Mitsubishi F-2A
Revell 1/72 F-16A
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Mossie on February 15, 2015, 11:39:46 am
Hudders' haul:
1/72 Frog/Novo Fairey Firefly
1/72 Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant x2
1/24 MPC Daytona Transport Truck
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on February 15, 2015, 12:22:43 pm
After a 3 hour drive Im back from the Huddersfield show.

from the show.
1/144th scale.
1 Airfix VC-10 K-2. For a very reasonable price!
1 Airfix DC-9. At an equally reasonable price.
1 Minicraft Boeing 707 300.
1 S & M models VC-10 R-1 conversion.

1/72nd scale.
1 Tarangus SAAB J-29A/B Tunnan.
1 Blackbird models HC-130H conversion.
1 S & M models RAE operated Gnat (XP505) conversion.
1 S & M models Bristol Freighter TRE-A&AEE radar test bed conversion set.
2 F-16A-79 conversion sets  (from Chris Payne)

And finally a total of five Phantoms transfered from Thorvics stash to mine.
Fujimi F-4K Phantom FG-1 (two of)
Hasegawa RF-4E/RF-4EJ JASDF two kit set.
Hasegawa F-4S.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Geoff on February 15, 2015, 12:36:22 pm
Mig-21UM
Su-22 x2
F-16-79 conversions x2 From Chris
Fritz bombs from JB
Mig-17PF
US Army figures
Russian rocket thingy
Also nearly bought a 1/144 Valiant -  but the dealer didn't like my tee shirt and ran his mouth before he got my beer tokens - his loss.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 15, 2015, 01:24:18 pm
My Huddersfield haul:

2 Heller Spitfire LFXVIe (black and phototop boxings)
2 Aeroclub Spitfire F.XVIIIe fuselage conversions
1 Aeroclub Spitfire F.XII fuselage conversion
1 Aeroclub Spitfire F.XIVc fuselage conversion
1 Aeroclub Spitfie Griffon resin cowling w. white metal prop
1 set Aeroclub Mosquito 4 blade props
Assorted Aeroclub Spitfire bits (wheels, props, u/c)
Rareplanes Supermarine 224
All the above came from one trader's bits boxes.  A bit more time and some space, I'm sure I could have cleared a few more.

2 x 3D Spitfie mk IXe add on parts
1 3D Hurricane S guns.  But they're not going on a Hurricane...
Set of 3 RAF figures - not sure what I'll use them for, but for a quid, I wasn't going to turn them down.  The pilot looks very nice.
1 Frog DH Hornet F3 - couldn't resist as it was my favourite boxing!
1 Airfix Lancaster B.I Dambster (old tool)
1 Airfix Lancaster B.III Special (new tool)

And finally, an Airfix Blenheim I plus Xtradecal sheet from Thorvic's stash clearance.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 16, 2015, 12:57:37 am
from the fun NOT that was 'udderfield 2015...

1/72 hasegawa  :tornado: F3
1/72 fujimi F-4K 'toom
1/72 fujimi FG.1 'toom

all the above rehomed from thorvic's stash clearance sales.

lots of decal sheets [found on the aviation bookshop stand after we'd all trapsed back in........  :banghead: ] including several useful scalemaster sheets.

some excellent resin bits from Chris Payne, 2 off F-16/J79 conv' and 2 WE177 'instant sunshine'
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 16, 2015, 05:27:42 am
A Novo/Ark Supermarine Attacker as donation kit for a new kitbashing idea...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 16, 2015, 07:02:54 pm
Last week picked up my second Hasegawa F-16E and arrived today whilst working on my tiger, a British hunter from Poland...  ;D :party:

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Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 17, 2015, 02:18:04 am
Well back from Huddersfield, and yes it took 24 hours  :rolleyes:

Got my 1/72 Vallom Bombay - Africa campaign boxing. Looks very nice but the parts count seems to be mainly for the internals. Once that's done there are very few bits. I've seen a profile of a rreal world Bombay with D-Day stripes being used for casualty evacuation from Normandy so it may become that. On the other hand it may not ?

Airfix 1/72 Defiant. (one trader was trying to flog a very decrepit original tool off at the show. It looked like the original flat pack kit !) I know what I'm doing with this and it will be a wif.

Some flat brushes from Mr Models. I always try and buy something from them. It was also fun watching the younger Mr Models clambering all over the walls of the hall at set up time  ;D

And finally some IPA from Dork. Thank you mate.  :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on February 17, 2015, 02:00:22 pm
Huddersfield; Mr Colour paints and thin cement,Mr Models provided a bag full of pip-pets (and yes the spiderman impression was most impressive lol) A vintage Arrii Ki-100 (48th) and a quite rare boxing of the Hasegawa Ki-61.


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Radish on February 18, 2015, 03:35:24 am
Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.9A from Sainsbury's...Starter kit reduced to £4.50.
I bought it with "The Killing" 3 Series DVD (£30)...
Total cost......£0.50....I used my Nectar Points  ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 18, 2015, 03:37:34 am
Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.9A from Sainsbury's...Starter kit reduced to £4.50.
I bought it with "The Killing" 3 Series DVD (£30)...
Total cost......£0.50....I used my Nectar Points  ;) ;) ;)

terry!? was that in a large branch of Sainsbury's? if so thanks for the gen i'll take a look at the Sainsbury's in Canley when I can.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 18, 2015, 01:06:37 pm
Thanks to #1 daughter, she who runs the model dept. of an Oxford  department store, I've got TWO Airfix Defiants, both starter kits as Airfix denied her the ordered basic ones. Not that I've actually seen them, they're still in Oxford, but they're earmarked for me when I get there next week.

Do any of the decals of the Defiant cover the 307 Sqdn Defiant as displayed at Hendon?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on February 18, 2015, 03:37:45 pm
From Evil-Bay.
Revell 1/72 FW200 Condor "The Scourge of the Atlantic".  Original release (made in Great Britain - remember those days?) in a slightly foxed but intact box with an unopened ESCI decal set (39 - Germany FW 200 Condor so it's not an abandoned whiff).
It's moulded in a lovely duck egg blue with more rivets (the size of saucers) than you can shake a stick at.
Before it arrived my thoughts were turning to it ending up as a post war civilian transport or passenger carrier or as a source of whiffing raw materials.
However seeing as it already contains 5 engines, 5 nacelles and 5 props...

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 18, 2015, 03:44:12 pm
Zen, if you want to go for a post war civvy bird, you'd be better off tracking down the Fw 200B that Revell released in the early 90s.  Think it was rereleased fairly recently as a military transport.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on February 18, 2015, 03:59:32 pm
Thanks Lee.
I know there are differences between the civilian versions and the later military versions (outer nacelle alignment, number of prop blades, bathtub and turret mainly) but this was cheap and I don't care about the details.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 18, 2015, 05:10:31 pm
A five engined Condor? Bring it on!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: rickshaw on February 18, 2015, 07:15:50 pm
I don't often post in this thread although it often makes amusing and interesting reading, I must admit!  However, I have just found that I am the proud winner, thanks to EvilBay of a 1/72 Vacuformed Tu-126 Moss transport.   Now, to convert it to something useful or will I just use the thing for spare parts?   :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 18, 2015, 11:48:51 pm
That'll be one BIG box then Brian! I did one in 1/100 scale from a VEB kit back in the 70s and that was big enough!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Radish on February 19, 2015, 02:05:43 am
Yep...large Sainsbury's....the only other on sale was the Airfix 1/72nd Starter TornadoF3.

1/72nd F-4E/G Phantom (Tamiya boxing)?? Yes, I'll take 3 please. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 19, 2015, 06:26:30 am
Do any of the decals of the Defiant cover the 307 Sqdn Defiant as displayed at Hendon?

The standard boxing is 151 and 264 Sqds. Starter set is probably one option and odds on different then the standard box
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Mossie on February 19, 2015, 06:43:20 am
Do any of the decals of the Defiant cover the 307 Sqdn Defiant as displayed at Hendon?

The standard boxing is 151 and 264 Sqds. Starter set is probably one option and odds on different then the standard box

Gift set is 255 Sqn, in Battle of Britain day fighter scheme.  The Hendon machine isn't on the decal sheets currently available on Hannants.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 19, 2015, 07:42:40 am
Thanks gentlemen.

I've still got one of the original ones which is in the 307 Sqdn. scheme and I can scan them and re-draw and print the decals, they're pretty simple.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Leading Observer on February 19, 2015, 03:33:37 pm
Bit of a slurge on ebay, all 1/72:
RS Models   Tachikawa Ki-106
Huma   Junkers Ju-287 V-1
ESCI   Kamov Hokum
Revell   Henschel Hs-129B-2/R-2
Huma   Messerschmitt Me P1101
Trumpeter   Westland Wyvern S.4
Academy   McDonnell F2H-3/-4 Banshee
Hasegawa   LTV F-8E Crusader
Airfix   Misubishi Ki-46-II Dinah
Pegasus   Curtiss XP-40Q Warhawk
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 21, 2015, 01:49:31 am
A P-51D and P-47D, both Academy, 1:72.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 21, 2015, 02:33:54 am
An Airfix P-51D from my LHS, or as local as it gets anyway.

I have a cunning plan.....  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on February 21, 2015, 03:42:06 am
From Hobbyeasy

Flyhawk 1/700 HMS Naiad Dido clasd RN AA cruiser
Orangehobby 1/72 F-35 & Masking Set

The Flyhawk kit is superb, they are mostly known for their etch brass detail sets, but have just started doing kits with WW1 german battlecruisers, they have now followed it up with a kit that puts even the Japanese waterline kits to shame. crisp fine detailed parts, detail parts on seperate sprues as fine or better than the nano range, etched brass (of course), decals and even the box is designed to act as a display base with backdrop and for just £17.50 plus P&P !!!! :bow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 21, 2015, 06:01:14 am
An Airfix P-51D from my LHS, or as local as it gets anyway.

I have a cunning plan.....  ;)

Let me guess, something with the wings...?  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: rickshaw on February 21, 2015, 06:20:51 am
An Airfix P-51D from my LHS, or as local as it gets anyway.

I have a cunning plan.....  ;)

Let me guess, something with the wings...?  ;)

Long wings, of course!  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 21, 2015, 06:41:00 am
An Airfix P-51D from my LHS, or as local as it gets anyway.

I have a cunning plan.....  ;)

Let me guess, something with the wings...?  ;)

Long wings, of course!  ;)

I won't be using the wings...........  ;) :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on February 22, 2015, 01:37:38 am
A P-51 submarine then.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Flyer on February 22, 2015, 01:39:00 am
A P-51 autogyro.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: silverwindblade on February 22, 2015, 05:02:13 am
picked up a couple of bits at the Yeovilton show yesterday - Italeri's 1/48th V-22 Osprey and Eurocopter Tiger. I also got an LVM M134 resin weapons station to go on a Challenger 2 I have.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on February 22, 2015, 10:17:59 am
From the Crewe Show (all very cheap):

Hasegawa 1/700th Tenryu (IJN light cruiser) - steampunk project
Airfix 1/72nd Westland Scout with a missing rotor for £1 - whiff fodder
Minicraft 1/144th VC-54C "Sacred Cow" - to become British Midland Argonaut Hotel Golf....

Also some snow and a couple of very reasonably priced bases.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on February 22, 2015, 11:16:22 am
An Airfix P-51D from my LHS, or as local as it gets anyway.

I have a cunning plan.....  ;)

Let me guess, something with the wings...?  ;)

Long wings, of course!  ;)

Wings from a U-2 perhaps?

Gondor



I won't be using the wings...........  ;) :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on February 22, 2015, 11:44:23 am
From the Crewe Show (all very cheap):

Hasegawa 1/700th Tenryu (IJN light cruiser) - steampunk project
Airfix 1/72nd Westland Scout with a missing rotor for £1 - whiff fodder
Minicraft 1/144th VC-54C "Sacred Cow" - to become British Midland Argonaut Hotel Golf....

Also some snow and a couple of very reasonably priced bases.


Nice to see Ray got you sorted out with the C-54

You bought snow ?, we had plenty of it around lunchtime up here  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on February 22, 2015, 12:44:20 pm
From the Crewe Show.

1/72nd Airfix Bristol Belvedere.
1/144th Airfix Concorde. with the early British Airways decals.
1/144th Roden Douglas C-124A Globemaster II.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on February 22, 2015, 02:09:36 pm
From the Crewe Show (all very cheap):

Hasegawa 1/700th Tenryu (IJN light cruiser) - steampunk project
Airfix 1/72nd Westland Scout with a missing rotor for £1 - whiff fodder
Minicraft 1/144th VC-54C "Sacred Cow" - to become British Midland Argonaut Hotel Golf....

Also some snow and a couple of very reasonably priced bases.



Nice to see Ray got you sorted out with the C-54

Yep - he brought a few. I went for the Sacred Cow because it's actually a rather plain scheme. The others were the Thunderbirds support plane and the Berlin Airlift Memorial one, which I thought were special-enough decals not to consign to the whiff-bin.


Quote
You bought snow ?, we had plenty of it around lunchtime up here  ;D

The irony was not lost on me......

BTW the snow and bases came from www.just-bases.co.uk : nice guy, good gear and very reasonable prices.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kerick on February 22, 2015, 02:56:48 pm
Go to Boston. They have so much they're dump'n it in the harbor.
Picked up a monogram 1/48th P-51 for parts. It was opened and parts missing so they marked it down to $4.29.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 22, 2015, 04:18:26 pm
Go to Boston. They have so much they're dump'n it in the harbor.

I thought that was tea they did that with.............  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on February 22, 2015, 05:24:56 pm
I was going to hit that hobby shop in Cambridge today, but after the boys lost we came straight home..... :banghead: I was hoping to grab the Tamiya bikes they had there on sale, Rossi's Yamaha's, the '05 winner and the '09 bike, as well as Tamiyas Rossi at speed kit.

Maybe next time I'm up that way..... :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 23, 2015, 12:16:38 am
Won another ebay lot: 4x HobbyBoss 1/72: P-51D, F4U-4, MiG-15 UTI, F-86F-40. For EUR 15 a good deal...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 23, 2015, 02:56:15 pm
Hmm, where to start?

From Uncle Frank:

Revell Lancaster B.I/III (new tool)
Ventura Spitfire PR19 x 2
Ventura Spitfire F22
Ventura Seafire mk XV early

Plus a built up Pegasus Defiant.

From ebay:

Pegasus Spitfire F22
Pegasus Spiteful F.14 (second tooling)

From Gary:
Airfix Lancaster Dambuster (90s tooling)
Revell Lancaster B.I/III
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on February 24, 2015, 02:51:46 pm
I have sinned, but also benefitted from the sin of another....
Got a Monogram 1/48 Huey Hog kit (everything there except the floor) in a partial swap from a friend. Wonderful memories of building this exact boxing with my dad as a kid! An amazing wave of nostalgia when I got it out of the postal bag.

On Sunday a long-time pilot friend visited and said he had "presents" for me...we carted from his car:
a box of built 1/72 aircraft (most of them complete, "I'm not even sure what's in there") including B-17, Do217, two or three Spits, Hurricane, bombed-up A-6, beautiful Vietnam-era AH-1G, Vigilante, AC-47, Wellington, He111, Stuka, H-34, He162, OH-6A, Tiger Moth, Ju88, control tower, assorted light armour....wow! I'm seriously having trouble remembering what else is in there, I just wish I had space to display them! Some will be whiffed, I'm sure ;-)

But it gets better. There were other boxes. One had books (non-fiction including one about Sabres in Korea, I'm tempted to say it was Osprey) and some kits.
Sealed: Airfix 1/72 Bf109K, Hasegawa 1/72 F-105 New Jersey ANG boxing, Italeri 1/72 UH-1C and a Revell 1/72 CH-54 Skycrane, as well as the fuselage sprue of a 1/72 target-tug Defiant
Started kits: Tamiya Lotus race car and Italeri boxings of the Dragon 1/35 UH-1C and OH-6A

"I figured it'd be better to give all this to you than throw it out", he said. What a gent!

Do I feel lucky? Words don't describe!  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on February 25, 2015, 08:30:31 am
one new addition to the 'WWII: 1946" collection:

Revell 1/144 Type XXI submarine "Wilhelm Bauer"
and a pack of DAS Modeling Clay, to build certain parts for a top secret future project  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on February 25, 2015, 09:05:39 am
From the big H.

Trumpeter 1/144 F-16B/D block 15/30 two seater. A really lovely little model, two different fins, two different tail pipes, two drop tanks, no other armaments!
Pity it is going to be hacked to death.

2X Italeri P-51A mustangs, both to be hacked to death which is just as well as the wings are more appropriate to a D model.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: seadude on February 25, 2015, 02:19:09 pm
Ordered yesterday: Moebius Models CATWOMAN figure from the 1960's Batman tv series which I bought for a friend. And also 1 sheet of ArtWox 1/350 scale wood decking for a modern TAMIYA New Jersey battleship.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 25, 2015, 05:05:08 pm
2X Italeri P-51A mustangs, both to be hacked to death which is just as well as the wings are more appropriate to a D model.

The Academy P51A is the best one to have, although the old Frog one isn't too shabby albeit a little basic. It's on a par with the old Monogram P51B.

The RAF, in particular 2TAF, found that the Allison engined Mustangs were superb for low level tactical recon and were rather miffed in late '44 when they couldn't get any more.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: luft46models on February 25, 2015, 11:55:55 pm
Wave silly German UFO - Hanebau in 1/72 with 3 X 2 Machinegun turrets underneath. This one from Hobbysearch but I have another winging it's way to a mate's place also for later collection. Part of this is so I can make a 1/144 version for the Takom 1/144 LandCruiser tank due Marchish

William in Oz
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Radish on February 26, 2015, 10:17:31 am
1/72nd Airfix Hurricane I  :wub: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on February 26, 2015, 11:40:40 am
I had two kits (won in an online auction) delivered at breakfast today - Trumpeter's 1/72 Wyvern and Gannet AS.1/4. Opened the Wyvern, no idea why the box is so massive! I've wanted one for ages, the Gannet was a bonus to be on-sold but now I have ideas.... They were "won" for $27 as a lot....not bad considering they have $41.95 price tags on them, and then I last saw the Wyvern in a shop it was close to $50! Very pleased.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 27, 2015, 07:26:43 pm
hmm, on a weekend away up in the smoke and while there's the promise of an airfix lifeboat later from our Nick  :thumbsup: this is supposed to be a bit of
a 72hr pass WITHOUT kits, however after me uncle made me a cuppa and such he came back in bearing a slightly battered red box.......

1/72 airfix spitfire 1a gift set

'and is this any use to you?' he says

 :rolleyes: hmm, so duly added to stash!  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on February 28, 2015, 05:10:42 am
From Hannants

AIM 1/72 Douglas Sevtinel aircraft tug.

Yes i know i scratch built my own some years ago but wamted to see how they did theirs  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 28, 2015, 07:29:09 am
1/72 airfix spitfire 1a gift set

'and is this any use to you?' he says

What a silly question to ask a serious Whiffer!  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitbasher on February 28, 2015, 08:34:52 am
Last Saturday from Fred Aldous in Manchester: Airfix Ju87B-2

Today from AJ Aviation (AKA Son of The Aviation Hobby Shop): Airfix new-mould Defiant

Both to be real world although some of the Stuka markings and some of the Defiant transparencies will be put to whiffery in due course.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Steel Penguin on February 28, 2015, 10:47:38 am
went to the hammerhead wargames show today, ( Newark show grounds, just round the corner from the air museum that im now going to have to find a way of visiting)
lovely show, well light, spacious, but not empty or cold, and not only plenty of stalls selling but lots of display games, and the 2nd hand tabletop sale section where you could have a go at selling the unwanted stuff.
well both Sapphire Penguin and myself fell off the wagon big time.  I wont list her stuff ( after all that's hers)
I got ( deep breath)
1:48 airfix infantry patrol ( second hand, for telford)
all the rest is 28mm stuff
outherworld miniatures  dungeon adventures set 3 female characters, 12 sensible dressed and well equipped dungeon delvers
1 box of wargames factory's apocalypse survivors female  30 plastic figs, lots of modern wepons, including RPG launcher, compound bow, and golf club
"                                                                 "    male    "                                            "
a Freebooters fate amazon starter box  4 figs for this and the quick start rules
2 war gods of Olympus figures  the demigod of Artemis, and the comedy gold  " bathtime for bubbles"
from crooked dice   Hugo Solomon and Pandora  ( Pertwee Dr  and  Peel alike)  temporal travellers 2 ( 4 classic female companions includine a Sarah Jane alike and a Rose alike with a big anti pepperpot gun)  and the Danger 5 starter set ( our Australian brethren may be able to explain this series, I watched the 1st ep and was laughing too hard to be able to)  and the 7th voyage once and future rules .
from Ainsty castings  resin coffins, arcade machines and a Celtic cross, and some more white metal cannon for my pirate ship
from Black Pyramid gaming  a  British solder from the Martian punitive expedition
and the 2 show special figures, a WW1 British and German office figure.

 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 28, 2015, 01:45:52 pm
1/72 airfix spitfire 1a gift set

'and is this any use to you?' he says

What a silly question to ask a serious Whiffer!  ;D :lol:

yer know kit i remember one of the 1970's boxings of the Me-109E kit being found then by him somewhere local oh about 1979 and i had that one too!

thanks also to our nick, for excellent company for some of the day in the pub at woolwich and for an interesting trip around the firepower museum and
also an airfix 1/72 lifeboat. just wait until you see some of the photos he took  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D we were able to see one of wiffdom's holy grails.....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on March 01, 2015, 11:54:41 am
From todays Peterborough show.

all 1/72nd
Azur Koolhoven FK-58C1.
AZ model Bucker Bestman.
A model BAE Jetstream 31.
Huma Messerschmitt Me-309.
Huma Dornier DO-27.
Bandai Incom T-65 Xwing.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nick on March 02, 2015, 12:22:46 am
All I picked up at yesterdays Peterborough in their shiny new venue was a car kit  :rolleyes:. A SnapTite car kit at that :blink:.
But it is quite easily a Whiff!  :thumbsup:

Gord GT90 Concept SnapFast from AMT/ERTL. It does need some screwing and gluing to finish it but it should be OK for my little niece who spotted my stash tidy and demanded a kit to do herself.
If she doesn't like this one then I'll have to do it my way!  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 02, 2015, 07:01:03 am
As mentioned in my blog I was recently dissuaded from getting another Airfix Defiant because of an approaching birthday. Well I got the Airfix Dogfight Double of the Do 17 and Defiant from said person (I must have been a good boy  :rolleyes:).

So Defiant is slated for my navalised version. FAA circa 1940 ? The Dornier will be Dutch thanks to a suggestion from Weaver and as per his suggestion it may have US supplied engines  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on March 02, 2015, 11:49:23 pm
Hmmn had stuff despatched Friday arrive Monday (must have been playing at home Saturday  ;) )

Airfix 1/76 CVR Scorpion tank
S&S 1/72 Ferret
S&S 1/72 CVR Spartan
S&S 1/72 palletised loads

Modelart Seahawk & Etendard decal sheets

The S&S is resin and white metal wargamming kit, which will be handy as a load for the HS-681

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: rickshaw on March 03, 2015, 01:37:10 am
I don't often post in this thread although it often makes amusing and interesting reading, I must admit!  However, I have just found that I am the proud winner, thanks to EvilBay of a 1/72 Vacuformed Tu-126 Moss transport.   Now, to convert it to something useful or will I just use the thing for spare parts?   :wacko: :wacko:

That'll be one BIG box then Brian! I did one in 1/100 scale from a VEB kit back in the 70s and that was big enough!

Well, I arrived home from work this arvo to find sitting by the door a metre long box!  With some fear and trepidation, I brought it in and opened it up.  My GOD!  The bloody kit is huge!  Where the F__K am I ever going to display this beast?   What have I let myself in for?   :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: pyro-manic on March 03, 2015, 07:25:52 am
Sounds like you're going to have to plan that one carefully! :D

First addition for me for a little while today. I went to my new LHS in Derby to pick up some supplies, and came away with a Wyrd Miniatures figure called "Yamaziko", an oriental style figure with a big spear. Fancied painting something different.

Also on the way is a Master Grade Rick Dias mecha, from the Zeta Gundam series. :)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on March 03, 2015, 07:57:11 am
Sounds like you're going to have to plan that one carefully! :D

First addition for me for a little while today. I went to my new LHS in Derby to pick up some supplies, and came away with a Wyrd Miniatures figure called "Yamaziko", an oriental style figure with a big spear. Fancied painting something different.

Also on the way is a Master Grade Rick Dias mecha, from the Zeta Gundam series. :)

Derby, i thought you was Dorzet based ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: pyro-manic on March 03, 2015, 10:04:57 am
I was until September. I'm now at Derby university.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 03, 2015, 10:20:46 am
I was until September. I'm now at Derby university.

Into each life a little rain must fall I suppose.........
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: pyro-manic on March 03, 2015, 04:04:25 pm
Not keen on the Midlands?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 03, 2015, 04:25:37 pm
I lived in Derby from '69 till '82 or so.

I can think of better places, although it's improved somewhat now.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: pyro-manic on March 03, 2015, 04:34:48 pm
It's alright, though I'd rather be back by the sea. I really miss it. But means to an end, etc. I spend half my time in Leicester anyway, as that's where all my placements are. Will very likely move back down to the coast when I qualify.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: pyro-manic on March 04, 2015, 05:34:20 am
Rick Dias delivered today. :)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on March 04, 2015, 11:06:43 am
Finally got down to my LHS....and did a bit splurging as I don't really need any of these, but what the heck

72nd Revell Hawker Hunter FGA.9 ( donor frame for Lightning T cockpit naval trainer )
72nd Airfix Sea Harrier FA.2 ( another donor kit for a Sword T Harrier Sidetrack type )

1 tube of Testors glue
1 5-pack of Excelco #11 blades
1 tin each of Humbrol greens #30, 105, and 149.

 :tornado:
Title: My donations to the 2015 IPMS-Seattle Spring Show raffle ...
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 04, 2015, 05:41:44 pm
Otay, here's what I'm donating this year, so if'n yer in the Seattle area on April 25 come to the show and try yer luck in the raffle.
 :dalek:

(http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww291/joncarrfarrelly/BTS/2015_IPMS_DONATION_01.jpg)
(http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww291/joncarrfarrelly/BTS/2015_IPMS_DONATION_02.jpg)
(http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww291/joncarrfarrelly/BTS/2015_IPMS_DONATION_03.jpg)
(http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww291/joncarrfarrelly/BTS/2015_IPMS_DONATION_04.jpg)

Plastic ships:
Heller
1/100 HMS Victory
1/100 Soleil Royale
1/200 Sirene

Revell
1/96 USS Constitution

Wood ships:
Billing Boats
HF 31 Maria (German sailing fishing boat)
Builders slip (alignment jig for setting up the hull, models up to 90CM keel length)

Corel
1/60 Endeavour (Cook’s ship)

Mamoli
1/66 Schooner Yacht America

Plastic car:
Renwal
1/12 Ferrari 275 GTB (vintage kit in original packaging)

Plastic aircraft:
Fine Molds
1/72 Me 410A-3

Matchbox
1/32 Sea Venom FAW-22

Monogram
1/48 Douglas DC-3

Special Hobby
1/72 Ju 388
1/72 Fw 58C (Includes Blue Rider decals for Slovak airliner conversion)

Tamiya
1/48 MiG 15bis (Clear edition, kit contains two fuselage sprues; one clear, one grey)
1/48 He 162
1/72 F4U-1D Corsair

Trumpeter
1/32 F-5 (MiG -17F)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on March 04, 2015, 07:28:30 pm
Wow...that's quite a load of kits ! Good job !

 :bow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 05, 2015, 01:25:57 am
Got hands on a 1:72 Monogram F-19!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 05, 2015, 07:19:12 am
Very generous Jon.

I can remember those old Heller sailing ships from years ago. Fond memories of dad trying to help me with the rigging  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: martinbayer on March 05, 2015, 10:45:17 am
Got hands on a 1:72 Monogram F-19!

Was that perhaps on Ebay? I just sold one from my stash there...

Martin
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 06, 2015, 10:22:48 am
This beauty arrived yesterday!!  :wub:

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah318/rui_reis2/IMG_06171.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/rui_reis2/media/IMG_06171.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 06, 2015, 11:11:27 am
Who the devil are 'Orange Model'?

I can't find them anywhere and Google just buries me in sites about a Canadian fashion model agency.....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on March 06, 2015, 11:58:34 am
Orange model F-35C kit (http://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/od3irv4bi9ucxpkt0qjq.html)

Follow the link Kit, thats where mine and Geoff's examples came from
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 06, 2015, 05:26:19 pm
Never heard of them before but it sure looks good. LOVE the little tug thingie.  :thumbsup:

Were you stung by the UK Border Agency bastards with it?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 06, 2015, 05:28:51 pm
Who the devil are 'Orange Model'?

I can't find them anywhere and Google just buries me in sites about a Canadian fashion model agency.....

Hi Kit, this is their site http://www.orangehobby.com/  I bought it from daiyee_cn1 ebay seller from china. A bit expensive at 35€, they said it was free shipping but i think the price covers it. It was actually cheap as a Tamiya 1/72 F-16CJ costs around 37€ here in Portugal and i'm pretty sure that this one would/will cost more than that. After all this is the only kit of the F-35C in 1/72 that i know of and it is my favourite version of this airplane so i had to make the effort...  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 07, 2015, 11:55:52 am
Thanks for the links, lots of good stuff there. They even do a 1/350 Pegasus Hydrofoil!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 08, 2015, 06:27:04 am
hmm, much to my surprise airfix have re-popped their ancient 1/72 Halifax BIII with new decals and naturally I have a copy added to my stash.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 08, 2015, 10:53:48 am
Got yet another Airfix fabric winged Hurricane I at the LHS y'day, for which I have a devious plan.............  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 09, 2015, 09:01:57 am
Got yet another Airfix fabric winged Hurricane I at the LHS y'day, for which I have a devious plan.............  ;)

Something with the wings...?  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on March 09, 2015, 09:04:52 am
6 new additions, all 6 bought on the cheap  ;D

-2 x Revell 1/144 F/A-18C Hornet
-2 x Revell 1/144 F4F-4 Wildcat
-2 x Revell 1/144 SBD-5 Dauntless

got the revell microwings wildcats and dauntless for les then €1 a piece, and the hornets for less then €4  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 09, 2015, 10:02:36 am
Got yet another Airfix fabric winged Hurricane I at the LHS y'day, for which I have a devious plan.............  ;)

Something with the wings...?  ;)

Hehehe, actually no, but as you mention it......  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on March 09, 2015, 09:33:36 pm
Revell 1/72 Stealth Comanche - an RoG boxing of the 1994 Snap-Tite kit. Just had a quick look...inaccurate and seemingly based only on photos of the mockup. Perfect for my needs :)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Radish on March 11, 2015, 05:39:36 am
Picked up 2 Airfix 1/72nd Lightnings....an F2A and an F6 with 25% off full price at a local hobby shop  :party: :party:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 11, 2015, 08:44:37 am
I collected my two Airfix Defiant starter kits from my eldest daughter y'day. What a SUPER job they've done of it, I'm seriously impressed.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on March 11, 2015, 03:45:39 pm
Had a couple of deliveries today :-

Bandai 1/72 Tie Fighter from Japan

Modelsvit 1/72 Beriev Be-12 Mail from Ukraine

Both look rather tasty  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on March 12, 2015, 12:02:53 am
Brengun 1/144 Mignet HM.14 Pou du Ciel. Definitely the smallest model kit I have ever purchased. Exciting (longtime Flea fan) and also terrified.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on March 12, 2015, 05:42:26 am
Trumpeter 1/72nd JH-7A Flying Leopard, from ebay.

It's a completely new tooling compared to the horrible old FBC-1 and looks, in the box, much better. The fuselage is certainly much shallower and in proportion. Got some interesting stores with it too, including four Sea-Eagle-like AShMs and four missiles that look like ASMPs. Sadly, there's no information about any of these, but as whif-fodder, they're very tasty.

The reason I want this is to turn it into an invented British type built in the late 1960s as an alternative to buying the Phantom. After all, it's powered by two Speys and looks like a Jaguar/Tornado mash-up so why not. Thoughts are to replace the Russian-looking fin with a Tornado one, lose the ventral fins and fit Jaguar-style guns.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Chaos on March 12, 2015, 11:52:58 am
New in my Stash
(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2015/03/i26231b60wx2.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i26231b60wx2.html)
(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2015/03/i26232brteyp.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i26232brteyp.html)
(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2015/03/i26233bhnkuh.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i26233bhnkuh.html)
(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2015/03/i26234bp71rw.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i26234bp71rw.html)
(http://www.phoximages.de/uploads/2015/03/i26235b45u0g.jpg) (http://www.phoximages.de/display-i26235b45u0g.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: pyro-manic on March 12, 2015, 01:17:11 pm
Trumpeter 1/72nd JH-7A Flying Leopard, from ebay.

It's a completely new tooling compared to the horrible old FBC-1 and looks, in the box, much better. The fuselage is certainly much shallower and in proportion. Got some interesting stores with it too, including four Sea-Eagle-like AShMs and four missiles that look like ASMPs. Sadly, there's no information about any of these, but as whif-fodder, they're very tasty.

The reason I want this is to turn it into an invented British type built in the late 1960s as an alternative to buying the Phantom. After all, it's powered by two Speys and looks like a Jaguar/Tornado mash-up so why not. Thoughts are to replace the Russian-looking fin with a Tornado one, lose the ventral fins and fit Jaguar-style guns.

I have a part-built version of something similar, based on one of Spinners' SF2 profiles from a few years ago. Sepecat Panther, as an alternative to Tornado. :)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 12, 2015, 07:15:13 pm
Cool!  The Ratte is out.  Must have one of them.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on March 13, 2015, 12:54:26 am
Trumpeter 1/72nd JH-7A Flying Leopard, from ebay.

It's a completely new tooling compared to the horrible old FBC-1 and looks, in the box, much better. The fuselage is certainly much shallower and in proportion. Got some interesting stores with it too, including four Sea-Eagle-like AShMs and four missiles that look like ASMPs. Sadly, there's no information about any of these, but as whif-fodder, they're very tasty.

The reason I want this is to turn it into an invented British type built in the late 1960s as an alternative to buying the Phantom. After all, it's powered by two Speys and looks like a Jaguar/Tornado mash-up so why not. Thoughts are to replace the Russian-looking fin with a Tornado one, lose the ventral fins and fit Jaguar-style guns.


Glad to hear they improved the kit and got the proportions right this time  :thumbsup:

Good idea on adapting it to a late 60s RAF type, in effect it becomes a fixed wing alternative to AFVG based on the Jaguar Trainer. Should be an interesting one that I look forward to seeing. A 1/48th French Jaguar fin might provide what your looking for as would be easier to add RWR than scaling down the RWR on an RAF version kit. Might be worth seeing if both are provided in the larger scale kit as might be easier  to get a surplus fin then from somebodies stash ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 13, 2015, 06:59:51 am
 :party: Just delivered, 2 DML rarities, both YF-22 and 23 on my stash!! Oh my whiffness, i've been dreaming of that black widow II for quite a while, thank you, oh good lord of the Whiff!! :wub:  ;D :drink: :party:
 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 13, 2015, 08:02:28 am
Nice additions Mr Chaos  :thumbsup: Always had a soft spot for multi turreted tanks
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Flyer on March 13, 2015, 08:07:45 am
Got yet another Airfix fabric winged Hurricane I at the LHS y'day, for which I have a devious plan.............  ;)

Something with the wings...?  ;)

Hehehe, actually no, but as you mention it......  ;D

A standardish wingspan Tri-Cyclone?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 13, 2015, 08:41:04 am
Got yet another Airfix fabric winged Hurricane I at the LHS y'day, for which I have a devious plan.............  ;)

Something with the wings...?  ;)

Hehehe, actually no, but as you mention it......  ;D

A standardish wingspan Tri-Cyclone?

Nooooo, something more 'normal', for me anyway.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on March 15, 2015, 12:03:48 am
Very glad to get this long-OOP, quite rare kit off eBay for less than US$30:
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/133B8940-A720-4A65-8D75-B38B33584A39_zpsq78w5cun.jpg)

Unfortunately - despite the very cool box art - it doesn't have the smaller OH-6-specific doors I was wanting, so it will go something a little like this:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/128196A3-1647-45F4-8FA0-673763423FD5_zpsu8xyohzv.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on March 15, 2015, 01:25:45 am
Trumpeter 1/72nd JH-7A Flying Leopard, from ebay.

It's a completely new tooling compared to the horrible old FBC-1 and looks, in the box, much better. The fuselage is certainly much shallower and in proportion. Got some interesting stores with it too, including four Sea-Eagle-like AShMs and four missiles that look like ASMPs. Sadly, there's no information about any of these, but as whif-fodder, they're very tasty.

The reason I want this is to turn it into an invented British type built in the late 1960s as an alternative to buying the Phantom. After all, it's powered by two Speys and looks like a Jaguar/Tornado mash-up so why not. Thoughts are to replace the Russian-looking fin with a Tornado one, lose the ventral fins and fit Jaguar-style guns.


Glad to hear they improved the kit and got the proportions right this time  :thumbsup:

Good idea on adapting it to a late 60s RAF type, in effect it becomes a fixed wing alternative to AFVG based on the Jaguar Trainer. Should be an interesting one that I look forward to seeing. A 1/48th French Jaguar fin might provide what your looking for as would be easier to add RWR than scaling down the RWR on an RAF version kit. Might be worth seeing if both are provided in the larger scale kit as might be easier  to get a surplus fin then from somebodies stash ?

I've just offered up a spare 1/72nd Tornado fin against it and it looks pretty good. The area is only about 10% bigger, but the Tonka fin has much more sweepback on the trailing edge so it's area would be on a longer moment arm relative to the CofG. I think that makes it possible to dump the ventral fins, or at least make them smaller.

The old FBC-1 kit may be making one contribution: it's 3-panel winscreen. The JH-7A has a one-piece windscreen which looks anachronistic for the period.

There are some other intriguing differences between the two kits. Although the JH-7A kit is much better than the FBC-1, it's also simpler. It has two-piece wings instead of the earlier kit's separate control surfaces, and despite having a much better cockpit, it has a one-piece canopy instead of a four-piece one. It's almost as though they had an arbitary parts count to stick to and the increased loadout of the JH-7A had to be paid for somehow.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 15, 2015, 06:21:56 am
From ebay:

Airkit Seafire F.45 (Thanks to the Evil Kit Finder General!)

Airwaves Seafire F.III conversion
Non folding wing but with an Airkit centre section and an Aeroclub Spitfire F.XII fuselage conversion, there's another naval training machine that I've planned that I have all the bits for.

From Uncle Frank:
Hobbyboss Hawker Typhoon.   
Really wanted it for the decals but the rockets will come in handy for a post war Tempest - or a wartime mk VI in Italy, come to that - and the rest as a Royal Navy machine.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 15, 2015, 09:38:34 am
A Matchbox F4U, a Matchbox Supermarine Walrus w/o box, a vintage Airfix Fairey Battle and a Matchbox Tempest
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on March 15, 2015, 02:36:39 pm
Went to a couple of flea markets today. Found one wih many a model. Some great prices and some crazy ! Found an Amodel 144th scale HU-16 Albatross for $7, a Dragon A-10 for $4, and an old Matchbox T-2C for another $4. Prob sneaking back tomorrow ;-)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on March 16, 2015, 08:11:10 pm
Oops....stumbled in there again....2 x USMC Harrier, an F-106, and a Dragon EA-6B Prowler. Lots of cool weapons in that one !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on March 17, 2015, 02:39:38 am
AMT/Matchbox 1/24 Sunbeam Tiger - a thank you from a mate for driving him to club meetings while the docs won't let him
.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 17, 2015, 04:53:39 am
AMT/Matchbox 1/24 Sunbeam Tiger - a thank you from a mate for driving him to club meetings while the docs won't let him

Oooooh, LOVELY car!  :thumbsup:

I've got the Blueprinters version, in the 'plain white box' 'cos I had the pleasure of working on the project in the 60s. I didn't know they'd done it in an M'box version too.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on March 18, 2015, 02:39:47 am
It's 1/25 not 1/24 - my mistake.
It's a kit i've wanted for ages.
I saw a real one years ago at a car show when I was about 16 and I couldn't get over how little of the engine was visible in front of the cowl.
The Matchbox release is moulded in BRIGHT yellow and has a pic of the bodykitted version on the lid.
I'll probably build it stock but with a RHD conversion done.


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 18, 2015, 08:34:53 am
Another 1:72 Academy P-47 with bubble canopy for the stash - have plans, after the successful Ki-104 surgery...  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on March 18, 2015, 12:26:54 pm
Stopped at that little antique joint again ( whilst peddling out to Hurlburt  :wub: ) and grabbed a Dragon Kfir, as well as a Heller F-4, that seems to have a brown coloured half-built aswell as a white one still on the sprues. Cool.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: seadude on March 18, 2015, 04:14:31 pm
Post # 16
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,40258.15.html
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 19, 2015, 12:08:37 am
Stopped at that little antique joint again ( whilst peddling out to Hurlburt  :wub: ) and grabbed a Dragon Kfir, as well as a Heller F-4, that seems to have a brown coloured half-built as well as a white one still on the sprues. Cool.

how about captain.... a USAF AFSOC F-4 in latest AFSOC grey camo scheme?  :wacko: with a few new lumps and bumps......
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 19, 2015, 02:59:40 am
I saw a real one years ago at a car show when I was about 16 and I couldn't get over how little of the engine was visible in front of the cowl.

Tell me about it! To change the plugs on the #4 and #8 cylinders on a Tiger you have to access them via two small circular 'hatches' on either side of the gearbox tunnel INSIDE the cockpit!  :o

Having said that, the extreme engine setback gives almost 50:50 weight distribution and sublime handling on the 260 engined Mk 1s. The later 289 engine Mk IIs are a tad more brutal to my mind, more like a Cobra.

[Maybe this should be in the Cars & Trucks section..... :-\]
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 19, 2015, 04:23:29 am
Another one in my stash, this time it's the Kinetic F-16D block52+ in 1/72 from Model Hobbies in the UK. :party:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: pyro-manic on March 19, 2015, 10:47:09 am
Into the LHS today for some new brushes, and another Wyrd box caught my eye, the"Pigapult". Which, according to the box contents, consists of:

"A Big Fat Pig.
Something to Lob said Pig."

That tickled me, so it got bought. Quite a small model in quite a big box, but hey ho. It's a weird goblin type creature and a trebuchet, which has a rather large and distinctly unimpressed-looking trussed pig in the basket. 😁
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on March 19, 2015, 12:21:46 pm
I demand pics! That sounds hilarious!

Yesterday I got a lovely package from long-time WhIf member and online friend RotorheadTX:
sealed blister-pack Airfix 1/72 Auster Antarctic
sealed blister-pack Airfix 1/72 Scottish Aviation Bulldog
and, the main reason for the package and my excitement, a loose but complete-except-for-two-parts Aurora 1/72 Cheyenne that's going to be whiffed. I didn't expect it to be so big, the fuselage is longer than a DH Mosquito!!!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: pyro-manic on March 19, 2015, 01:01:34 pm
This thing here. ;D

 (http://wyrd-games.net/community/index.php?app=downloads&module=display&section=screenshot&record=991&id=155&full=1)

 ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on March 19, 2015, 01:09:51 pm
Received from ebay today

1 x 1/72 scale Hasegawa Ju88G-6 might do this straight out of the box as several versions of radar fit can be built from it and I have another that may well be a whiff.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Flyer on March 19, 2015, 08:12:17 pm
Yesterday from eBay. Hobby Boss AH-64D Longbow missing canopy sprue. Was purchased for parts and still may be used as such, but also had thought about a UAV attack heli...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 20, 2015, 01:39:39 am
That pig looks really happy  :wacko: ;D

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on March 20, 2015, 11:05:56 am
Stopped in at that store again to console myself.....Revell 144th scale Harrier, Lightning F.53, and a Heller 200 scale Atlantique.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 20, 2015, 11:54:47 am
Stopped in at that store again to console myself.....Revell 144th scale Harrier, Lightning F.53, and a Heller 200 scale Atlantique.

 :cheers:

Many more trips to that store and you'll need a trailer for the homeward trip Cap'n.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Mossie on March 20, 2015, 01:22:15 pm
Looking for a birthday present in Hobbycraft, came out empty handed but got myself a little something instead!

Airfix 1/72 A-4B Skyhawk starter set, knocked down to £8 as it was missing it's paints.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 21, 2015, 05:41:35 am
A HUMA Me 209 V5. No idea yet, was cheap (EUR 8,-), might receive a different engine - maybe one of the leftover Lancaster or Lincoln Merlins?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Librarian on March 21, 2015, 06:29:19 am
Picked up a Tamiya Do335 off the Bay so my parts list for the GB is now complete. Seriously thinking of getting a Verlinden update set for it but with one week to build in..... :banghead:.

Would really like to get a 1/32 JU87A kit and build for real....my favourite mark of Stuka, just love those large spats and early splinter camo.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Leading Observer on March 21, 2015, 08:27:31 am
From ebay, all 1/72:
Revell Canadair CL-415
Monogram F8F Bearcat
PM Mirage IIIEA/Dagger
Eastern Express Fairey Barracuda II
MPM Suchoi Su-5
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nick on March 21, 2015, 10:38:06 am
At Southern Expo today I bumped into Chris and Martin, whence we had a little chat. I did say the only thing I planned on buying was lunch  ;) but then I spied a bargain...

1/72 Emhar F3H Demon for the princely sum of £3  :thumbsup:
A machine I've kind of liked for its almost non-existence in US Navy history but leading to better designs, being a poor performer with weak engines and short range.
It was so poor that when they added two large fuel tanks the range actually decreased  :unsure:

Thinking of Extra Dark Sea Grey over White, like the Scimitars. Need to find appropriate RN markings.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Librarian on March 21, 2015, 02:31:38 pm
Completely forgot about that :banghead:. Academic really as I'm practically housebound at present. Managed a short walk up the pavement and back so little by little....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 22, 2015, 07:43:38 am
Would really like to get a 1/32 JU87A kit and build for real....my favourite mark of Stuka, just love those large spats and early splinter camo.

Very much agree with you. I've a couple of the Special Hobby early Stuka's in the stash. One will definitely be Hungarian
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 22, 2015, 07:50:02 am
Completely forgot about that :banghead:.

Yup sorry you couldn't make it. There would have been quite a cabal of us.

Anyway I managed to get yet another Airfix Hurricane Mk I in MZ in Smiths on Friday and a a third Defiant at Southern so that will be my navalised version. Also picked up some paints and a couple of other odds and ends. Couldn't get much as I was out straight from the show. That actually meant I was able to walk away from the Meng Be-12 and a whole slew of Armourfast kits. Definitely going to get some of the latter and having got a set of their simple wargames rules for kids I might even dabble in a skirmish or two. A return to the dark side ?  :wacko:

As Nick has mentioned he was there along with Martin. Also there was Jeremy from SIG Italia, Mike M and of course Colin from Frightdog. Spent much longer chatting then viewing models. Good day, thanks lads  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on March 23, 2015, 12:49:54 am
As I was passing Toy World in Mornington it would have been rude not to drop in.
I left clutching an Airfix Blenheim I - at last!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 23, 2015, 12:53:31 am
As I was passing Toy World in Mornington it would have been rude not to drop in.
I left clutching an Airfix Blenheim I - at last!


SAM gave it some sort of a panning in the latest issue. I haven't checked mine to see if they're right so far, but you never know.....

[Later] Read my retraction below, I got the mag wrong, sorry.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nick on March 23, 2015, 01:26:39 am
As I was passing Toy World in Mornington it would have been rude not to drop in.
I left clutching an Airfix Blenheim I - at last!


SAM gave it some sort of a panning in the latest issue. I haven't checked mine to see if they're right so far, but you never know.....

The latest IPMS magazine has a build review which, (at first glance), is highly critical of fit issues on a new Airfix kit which I think is the Blenheim. Not had a chance for a full read yet.
I wonder if these are separate reviews or the same chap?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on March 23, 2015, 02:19:04 am
So I might need the modelling mallet, staple gun and bulk delivery of filler then?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on March 23, 2015, 03:04:14 am
As I was passing Toy World in Mornington it would have been rude not to drop in.
I left clutching an Airfix Blenheim I - at last!


SAM gave it some sort of a panning in the latest issue. I haven't checked mine to see if they're right so far, but you never know.....

The latest IPMS magazine has a build review which, (at first glance), is highly critical of fit issues on a new Airfix kit which I think is the Blenheim. Not had a chance for a full read yet.
I wonder if these are separate reviews or the same chap?

Quite a few have been bought by our members, what's their views on it ?  I haven't read anything negative about it here (or on the other forums I frequent)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 23, 2015, 03:06:52 am
As I was passing Toy World in Mornington it would have been rude not to drop in.
I left clutching an Airfix Blenheim I - at last!


SAM gave it some sort of a panning in the latest issue. I haven't checked mine to see if they're right so far, but you never know.....

The latest IPMS magazine has a build review which, (at first glance), is highly critical of fit issues on a new Airfix kit which I think is the Blenheim. Not had a chance for a full read yet.
I wonder if these are separate reviews or the same chap?

Ah sorry, my mistake. It was IPMS Mag I meant, not SAM. I bought SAM the same day as the mag arrived.

The guy's pretty critical about the way the parts fit, even going to the extent of reporting back to Airfix and printing their responses to his comments.  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 23, 2015, 07:55:12 am
I seriously think some of these IPMS (UK) guys - and I'm a member - have a downer on Airfix. I've built the Blenheim and yes, it's not perfect. It does need a little bit of fettling here and there but what's wrong with a couple of swipes with a sanding stick for Gordon's sake ? It's their criticism of the tight fit between the pins/holes that get me. They even quote an engineer who's "au fait" with CAD. As I've said elsewhere I keep a pin vice permanently fitted with a drill for said holes and two twists is all it takes. Perfect fit after that !! These same reviewers praise some Far Eastern 1/48 or 1/32nd scale kits to the ceiling even after spending half the review explaining how they got around fit issues ???  :banghead: I've a couple more Blenheims and am looking forward to them.

I honestly think some of these people just think an Airfix kit is beneath them simply because of it's association with childhood.

I'm starting to have a problem with parts of IPMS (the magazine is one of which). IPMS, by modellers, for modellers ? I'm beginning to wonder.

There said my bit and it takes a fair bit to get me going nowadays  :rolleyes:

Just reprised the IPMS review and to be honest a couple of the issues he raises I just put down to me not being accurate enough (a common fault) and were easily sorted out by sanding or a quick swipe with PPP. I can see his point regarding the kit possibly putting a young first time modeller off, but then I wouldn't give a first time or young modeller a twin engine aircraft like the Blenheim with all it's glazing in the first place. It's a valid point he makes but I personally don't think Airfix are now aiming at the starter market. If not then maybe they need to change the 8+ age on their boxes, but even then an 8 year old with a few kits under his/her belt would be fine. After all at that age their is going to be an adult around for help and advice I would suspect ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 23, 2015, 09:22:36 am
An older Airfix Mk I Hurricane arrived in the post today, courtesy of Dave Kitbasher, Great Bloke.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

One of my stalled builds can now continue as planned.  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on March 23, 2015, 10:44:53 am
added a 1/144 Revell P-39Q Airacobra to the stash today  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 24, 2015, 02:03:04 am
Ordered an 1:72 Airfix Gnat and a Revell/Dragon 1:144 Tornado. Folland 148 kitbash, at least in theory, to evolve from this combo.  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 24, 2015, 02:24:06 am
Ordered an 1:72 Airfix Gnat and a Revell/Dragon 1:144 Tornado. Folland 148 kitbash, at least in theory, to evolve from this combo.  ;)

See? I told you..............  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on March 24, 2015, 02:35:55 am
I seriously think some of these IPMS (UK) guys - and I'm a member - have a downer on Airfix. I've built the Blenheim and yes, it's not perfect. It does need a little bit of fettling here and there but what's wrong with a couple of swipes with a sanding stick for Gordon's sake ? It's their criticism of the tight fit between the pins/holes that get me. They even quote an engineer who's "au fait" with CAD. As I've said elsewhere I keep a pin vice permanently fitted with a drill for said holes and two twists is all it takes. Perfect fit after that !! These same reviewers praise some Far Eastern 1/48 or 1/32nd scale kits to the ceiling even after spending half the review explaining how they got around fit issues ???  :banghead: I've a couple more Blenheims and am looking forward to them.

I honestly think some of these people just think an Airfix kit is beneath them simply because of it's association with childhood.

I'm starting to have a problem with parts of IPMS (the magazine is one of which). IPMS, by modellers, for modellers ? I'm beginning to wonder.

There said my bit and it takes a fair bit to get me going nowadays  :rolleyes:

Just reprised the IPMS review and to be honest a couple of the issues he raises I just put down to me not being accurate enough (a common fault) and were easily sorted out by sanding or a quick swipe with PPP. I can see his point regarding the kit possibly putting a young first time modeller off, but then I wouldn't give a first time or young modeller a twin engine aircraft like the Blenheim with all it's glazing in the first place. It's a valid point he makes but I personally don't think Airfix are now aiming at the starter market. If not then maybe they need to change the 8+ age on their boxes, but even then an 8 year old with a few kits under his/her belt would be fine. After all at that age their is going to be an adult around for help and advice I would suspect ?

Thanks for the details Chris.  I pulled out the issues of AMW with (test shot) builds of both Blenheims and re-read them last night.
Both reviews list fit issues and both say they were mostly fixable with slight trimming and sanding and in one case a small amount of filler.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 24, 2015, 02:37:45 am
Ordered an 1:72 Airfix Gnat and a Revell/Dragon 1:144 Tornado. Folland 148 kitbash, at least in theory, to evolve from this combo.  ;)

See? I told you..............  ;D

Ah, there SO much on the list and on the pile, these two won't hurt...  ;) And the potentially resulting aircraft is promising - a true mini VG fighter!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 24, 2015, 05:49:43 am
Folland FO187 based on the Gnat mk5 was to have VG wings...  To be used as a strike trainer.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 24, 2015, 07:51:05 am
I pulled out the issues of AMW with (test shot) builds of both Blenheims and re-read them last night.
Both reviews list fit issues and both say they were mostly fixable with slight trimming and sanding and in one case a small amount of filler.


I re-read them last night as well and the review build of the Mk I sums up my views on the kit perfectly. Not built the IV yet so can't comment.

Summary on the Mk I basically says it is an excellent kit which needs you to pay attention during the build and will need a little scrapping and sanding to ensure a good fit.

The paying attention bit is apt on all/most of the new tool Airfix kits. They do not necessarily go together the way we expect them to. You have to read the instructions  :rolleyes:

Be interested in your views when you've built her Zenrat. Just to make sure I'm not wearing the rose tinted specs.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 24, 2015, 07:32:25 pm
Arrived today from racers haven ebay shop, Testors/Italeri 1:72 F-19 Stealth fighter! Actually its the 2nd kit i bought cause the first got lost in the mail... As most of you know, this is a whif as it is but i'm thinking of a few modifications concerning the wings...  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on March 24, 2015, 08:35:51 pm
Received today directly from OzMods (http://www.ozmods-kits.com/ozmods-conversions-upgrades-accessories-172) - Resin C-130J Nacelle correction set, exhaust pipes and assembly jig.  This contains 4 nacelles and props.  Two to be grafted onto a Catalina and two fir the parts box.

I pulled out the issues of AMW with (test shot) builds of both Blenheims and re-read them last night.
Both reviews list fit issues and both say they were mostly fixable with slight trimming and sanding and in one case a small amount of filler.


I re-read them last night as well and the review build of the Mk I sums up my views on the kit perfectly. Not built the IV yet so can't comment.

Summary on the Mk I basically says it is an excellent kit which needs you to pay attention during the build and will need a little scrapping and sanding to ensure a good fit.

The paying attention bit is apt on all/most of the new tool Airfix kits. They do not necessarily go together the way we expect them to. You have to read the instructions  :rolleyes:

Be interested in your views when you've built her Zenrat. Just to make sure I'm not wearing the rose tinted specs.

It might be a bit of a wait but i'll be sure to let everyone know my opinion.
Any issues with the similarly new Mk1 Hurricane i'll put in the blog thread.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 25, 2015, 01:12:48 am
A cheap PM Model Ta 154 w/o box for EUR 6,-.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 25, 2015, 02:18:51 am

It might be a bit of a wait but i'll be sure to let everyone know my opinion.
Any issues with the similarly new Mk1 Hurricane i'll put in the blog thread.


I doubt you'll have too many issues with the Hurricane Fred, it's darn nearly perfect. The only consistent problem U've had with them, and I'm on my third by now, is that the trailing edge of the wing, where it passes under the fuselage, is a tad too long and fouls the rear fuselage underside piece, and that's for either of the two options.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on March 25, 2015, 02:52:20 am
Thanks Kit.  Wing seems to fit OK so far.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nick on March 25, 2015, 02:56:34 pm
Despite disparaging comments from a pair of our senior  :wacko:  members at Southern Expo last Saturday, my handwriting isn't that bad after all.  :rolleyes:
I've just had a phone call from the show treasurer informing me I have won a small prize of some description....  :thumbsup:

No idea what it is but watch this space!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 26, 2015, 01:41:35 am
Despite disparaging comments from a pair of our senior  :wacko:  members at Southern Expo last Saturday, my handwriting isn't that bad after all.  :rolleyes:

The show treasurer obviously went to the same school as you ! Only possible way he could decipher it. Some of those numbers were indecipherable  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 26, 2015, 02:34:45 am
Exotic... a pair of vintage Airfix G.91 R-1s for/from Japan (with Japanese instructions!).
Got a plan for one, the other is for the stash and was part of a combo.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 26, 2015, 02:37:08 am
Despite disparaging comments from a pair of our senior  :wacko:  members at Southern Expo last Saturday, my handwriting isn't that bad after all.  :rolleyes:
I've just had a phone call from the show treasurer informing me I have won a small prize of some description....  :thumbsup:

No idea what it is but watch this space!

well done nick!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Chris Payne on March 26, 2015, 01:07:01 pm
Just got back from my local Lidl with these two kits.

Seriously impressed with both kits and decal sheets.
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f47/falcon2-photos/22190_782690415142924_6623614575394014845_n_zpsuyivgdvl.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/falcon2-photos/media/22190_782690415142924_6623614575394014845_n_zpsuyivgdvl.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 26, 2015, 04:45:23 pm
Revell's airliners have been the class of the field for some years now, their Airbuses being particularly good, with the possible exception of the A310 which is of a much earlier generation. It's still good though, and it's the ONLY 1/144 A310 out there.

IIRC their current decals are printed by Cartograph and are quite superb.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 26, 2015, 07:33:15 pm
It's their criticism of the tight fit between the pins/holes that get me.

What?  :banghead:
Fer all that's holy I generally remove moulded on alignment pins on fuselage/nacelle/drop tank/bomb/engine block
halves, as many times they actually interfere with proper alignment, regardless of the age of the kit, and usually
aren't actually necessary. Cutting the bloody pins off also enables a good flattening sanding of the mating surfaces which
in turn usually eliminates any need for filler, putty, etc.

Wing to fuselage etc., joints being a different matter.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on March 28, 2015, 12:58:49 pm
One new addition today  :mellow:

-Revell 1/72 UH-1D Huey
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitbasher on March 28, 2015, 01:19:01 pm
Went to AJ Aviation for a tin of Humbrol 119 and all I got was a
Copy of the latest edition of SAM
An ESCI F-104G/S
An Airfix dH88 Comet
An Italeri RF-84 Thunderflash
3 old copies of SAM for free

......and a tin of Humbrol 119.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 28, 2015, 01:54:38 pm

An Airfix dH88 Comet


ANOTHER one?  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitbasher on March 28, 2015, 02:22:41 pm

An Airfix dH88 Comet


ANOTHER one?  ;D :lol:

You know why.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 29, 2015, 02:19:45 am
Went to AJ Aviation for a tin of Humbrol 119 and all I got was a
Copy of the latest edition of SAM
An ESCI F-104G/S
An Airfix dH88 Comet
An Italeri RF-84 Thunderflash
3 old copies of SAM for free

......and a tin of Humbrol 119.

Now if the good lady had gone to the shops for a tin of peas and come back with new shoes I can just imagine the fuss  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 29, 2015, 02:45:57 am
Went to AJ Aviation for a tin of Humbrol 119 and all I got was a
Copy of the latest edition of SAM
An ESCI F-104G/S
An Airfix dH88 Comet
An Italeri RF-84 Thunderflash
3 old copies of SAM for free

......and a tin of Humbrol 119.

Now if the good lady had gone to the shops for a tin of peas and come back with new shoes I can just imagine the fuss  :rolleyes:


AND a matching handbag!  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Rat on March 29, 2015, 07:34:59 am
Picked up an ancient Hasegawa F-86 at a model show last week, it may get whiffed into a Tuskegee.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 29, 2015, 10:09:08 am
just got back from the Hinckley show....

all I got was....   ;D

1/48 AGM-142 Popeye missiles in resin
1/35 Masterbox Eastern European Cart
1/35 Dragon SEAL team boat [Vietnam era but its what I want for a SAS/SBS related dio' ;D ]
1/72 S+M Models Folland Gnat conversion [for the RAe operated special with a revised nose and wing tips]

was able to get several useful decal sheets, one for the A-3 skywarrior, Modeldecal #10 [which has three USAF a/c in Vietnam and one i'd been after for years], the Modeldecal
sheet for the SAAF and their sheet 66. I was also able to get a sheet of 1/72 5 color german WW1 lozenge camo decals which i'd again been after for years and years for a
Luftwaffe  :tornado: wiff as well.

won 2 items in the raffle, bought two books [USAREUR - The United States Army in Europe and Airborne - Assault from the Sky], a pot of humbrol 61 {flesh pink}

nice to meet all sorts of folk and catch up with plenty of friends too.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Hobbes on March 29, 2015, 10:34:14 am
From the Heiden show:

- Revell 1:24 Bentley 4.5 litre blower
(to be fitted with a Merlin, of course)
- some Albion Alloys tubing
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on March 29, 2015, 10:58:04 am
from the Hinckley show.

1/72nd
Airfix BAC TSR-2. original boxing rehomed from Howard of Effinghams stash.
Airfix BAC Lightning F-6 (pair of).
Hobbyboss Sikorsky HH-60J Jayhawk. Again rehomed from Howards stash.
Academy Lockheed F-16C. The third kit rehomed from Howards stash.
Italeri Lockheed C-130E/H. undertable sale including two xtradecal sets.

1/144th
S & M Vickers Viscount MR1. (resin conversion with base kit)
S & M Vickers Viscount MR2. (resin conversion with base kit)
Airfix Vickers Vanguard.
F-RSIN Convair CV990. evil things planned for this one  :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 29, 2015, 12:01:44 pm
From the Heiden show, all 1:72...

Valom Boeing F8B (good deal)
MPM Northrop XP-56, late (better deal)
2x Special Hobby Ju 388 w/o box/instructions (but cheap...)
Special Hobby Hawker Tempest Mk. II
RS Models Ki-94II
RS Models Ki-106
plus some aftermarket decal sheets.

More than expected
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Hobbes on March 29, 2015, 12:34:28 pm
Were you at Heiden today? Did we miss each other?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 29, 2015, 12:45:33 pm

1/144th
S & M Vickers Viscount MR1. (resin conversion with base kit)
S & M Vickers Viscount MR2. (resin conversion with base kit)


WHAT? Do tell, I've not heard of them before, and their web site is still just a shell.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on March 29, 2015, 12:50:11 pm
new nose for em with a bombaimers position, an upper turret behind the cockpit, and even better for the MR 2..........................a tail turret.

and over sized wing pods instead of a more usual bomb bay
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 29, 2015, 12:52:36 pm
A VISCOUNT with a '....more usual bomb bay....'???  :unsure:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on March 29, 2015, 01:54:17 pm
A VISCOUNT with a '....more usual bomb bay....'???  :unsure:
usual for most MPA's lol
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: van883 on March 29, 2015, 02:00:42 pm
Hinckley show: Valom Bristol Bombay for £20 and an Italeri B57 for £ 9.50 I promised myself no net increase in my stash so I will ebay a couple of kits soon...perhaps a High Planes Beaufort...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 30, 2015, 06:25:17 am
Hinckley show: Valom Bristol Bombay for £20

Good price  :thumbsup: I'll be starting mine soon
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on March 30, 2015, 03:38:26 pm
I will ebay a couple of kits soon...perhaps a High Planes Beaufort...
Which one? I may be keen to help ease your burden!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: piko1 on March 30, 2015, 07:02:28 pm
i got some stuff
Revell Airbus A400M 1/72
Zvezda MiG-23MLD 1/72

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 30, 2015, 09:32:14 pm

Revell Airbus A400M 1/72


LOTS of plastic in that one, and lots of prop blades too!  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on March 31, 2015, 03:11:32 am

Revell Airbus A400M 1/72


LOTS of plastic in that one, and lots of prop blades too!  :o

You got that right Kit (got two of them), and some months ago I got a bunch of spare props from someone who wasn't going to use them
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nick on March 31, 2015, 03:58:50 am
Victory! I have the raffle prize!!! HMS Victory!  ;D :thumbsup:

But not the large 1/180 kit, it's the tiny 1/700-ish starter set. At least the paints are included  ;D

Only 19 parts inside so it'll be easy for the One-Week GB. I have a plan, a cunning plan!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on March 31, 2015, 04:17:56 am
Just won on eBay, 1/72 Frog Lockheed Neptune SP-2H.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: piko1 on March 31, 2015, 06:29:00 am
yeh its heavy plastic its my 2nd the other one is in France  :dalek:

adding more rotors to the stash
Sikorsky SH-60F Oceanhawk for $8  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 01, 2015, 12:52:57 am

But not the large 1/180 kit, it's the tiny 1/700-ish starter set. At least the paints are included  ;D


Built most of those small ships as a nipper. Sailed them in the bath.....they sank  :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on April 01, 2015, 01:10:50 pm
Another F-16 to the stash, a B version from Revell in 1:72 from Bonvoila on Ebay.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 01, 2015, 11:44:42 pm
A Matchbox G.91Y from ev!lbay.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on April 02, 2015, 03:01:11 am
1/72 Heller E-2C Hawkeye for £12.50 on Ebay.
Parts will be used on the Frog Neptune to create a AEW & C turboprop variant. To be built during the night shifts.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitbasher on April 03, 2015, 09:54:34 am
an Odds & Ordnance Genie set.  Lightning whiffery awaits!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 03, 2015, 11:01:07 am
an Odds & Ordnance Genie set.  Lightning whiffery awaits!

SO glad they're up and running again.  :thumbsup:

I feel an order coming on, when the next pension payment comes in anyway.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 03, 2015, 11:03:25 am
A(nother) Matchbox Gnat.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Radish on April 04, 2015, 04:01:24 am
From Coventry Midland Air Museum...popped in to deliver some magazines to Barry.

1/48th Monogram F-4C/D....to be made "post apocalypse".

1/144th Airfix Vanguard.....it'll probably be RAF but not decided in what role yet. :party:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Army of One on April 04, 2015, 04:13:09 am
From fleabay....two airfix 1/72 Harrier GR7'S for £15 posted....thats a lotta cluster bombs n spare noses....also recently aquired from fleabay was an Airfix 1/72 old moldtool Harrier GR3 and a new tool early Spit plus an old tool 1/48 Spit MkV the one with the tropical filter....£12 for thos posted I think....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 04, 2015, 04:47:38 am
as a bit of an easter prezzie....

1/72 airfix harrier AV-8A [got a loverly old microscale decal sheet for the AV-8A and delighted to see this harrier kit out]
1/72 zvezda medieval lifeboat
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on April 04, 2015, 12:26:48 pm
came home from the Coventry club last night with an Airfix Lancaster II courtesy of a small but welcome discount offered by Barry at MAM.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on April 06, 2015, 04:04:28 pm
Took lots of spending money to the airshow at Blenheim this weekend and wasn't disappointed. Came away with the Airfix Blenheim Mk.I - retail price paid but, looking in the very full box, worth each cent!

Also picked up a very, very rare mixed media kit from the PBY Catalina team who were selling someone's stash to help fundraise their overhaul/restoration: the Esoteric 1/72 Hughes 500D. I've seen in on eBay for upwards of US$100, but I got it for NZ$12! That's cheaper than retail on the Italeri injected kits!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 07, 2015, 01:52:18 am
A vintage Airfix Westland Whirlwind. Plan is to convert it, though...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on April 07, 2015, 04:26:01 am
A vintage Airfix Westland Whirlwind. Plan is to convert it, though...

Twin Engine Fighter or Helicopter ? - Both vintage but rather different in looks & role  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Knightflyer on April 07, 2015, 04:48:04 am
A vintage Airfix Westland Whirlwind. Plan is to convert it, though...

Twin Engine Fighter or Helicopter ? - Both vintage but rather different in looks & role  ;)

It always winds me up slightly when I'm searching on Evilbay for one (the helicopter) and get loads of listings for the other....

Mind you, add the wings and tail-plane from one to the fuselage of the other and you'd get something that could be mistaken for a warped offspring of a Bristol Beverley!  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Leading Observer on April 07, 2015, 05:36:39 am
From eBay 1/72 Hasegawa Shinmewa PS-1
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 07, 2015, 05:38:45 am
A vintage Airfix Westland Whirlwind. Plan is to convert it, though...

Twin Engine Fighter or Helicopter ? - Both vintage but rather different in looks & role  ;)

The fighter.  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: pyro-manic on April 07, 2015, 11:26:28 am
Quote from: Thorvic link=topic=39914.msg679754#msg679754 date=1428405961

Twin Engine Fighter or Helicopter ? - Both vintage but rather different in looks & role  ;)
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It always winds me up slightly when I'm searching on Evilbay for one (the helicopter) and get loads of listings for the other....

Mind you, add the wings and tail-plane from one to the fuselage of the other and you'd get something that could be mistaken for a warped offspring of a Bristol Beverley!  :o

Now there's a cool idea!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on April 07, 2015, 12:03:56 pm
Quote from: Thorvic link=topic=39914.msg679754#msg679754 date=1428405961

Twin Engine Fighter or Helicopter ? - Both vintage but rather different in looks & role  ;)
[/quote

It always winds me up slightly when I'm searching on Evilbay for one (the helicopter) and get loads of listings for the other....

Mind you, add the wings and tail-plane from one to the fuselage of the other and you'd get something that could be mistaken for a warped offspring of a Bristol Beverley!  :o

Rotor from a Rotadyne on top of a Beverley........

Gondor

Now there's a cool idea!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Hobbes on April 07, 2015, 12:15:18 pm
From the Heiden show:

- Revell 1:24 Bentley 4.5 litre blower
(to be fitted with a Merlin, of course)


I just found an Airfix 1:24 Mustang for a reasonable price on an auction site, so that's going to serve as an engine donor.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Leading Observer on April 08, 2015, 05:20:31 am
from ebay 1/72 Revell Messerschmitt Me P1099
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 08, 2015, 07:03:38 pm
From ebay:

AZ Spitfire mk Ia "Late"

Ventura Spitfire HFVII
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 09, 2015, 03:27:30 am
A Heller Viggen - the old kit that contains optional parts for all versions.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Mossie on April 09, 2015, 03:35:31 am
Tamiya 1/72 SH-60B Sea Hawk
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 09, 2015, 07:43:07 am
Tamiya 1/72 SH-60B Sea Hawk

the old but useful italeri kit mossie I think. :)

RN markings? or Danish? [like that Danish F-11A you did a few years ago.....  :wub: ]
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on April 09, 2015, 08:25:33 am
Direct from Anigrand.

1/72nd scale Lockheed C-140 Jetstar.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: upnorth on April 09, 2015, 09:04:47 am
The nice post lady delivered this to me today:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e59/cancze/astra%20clunk/IMG_4730_zpsbocx8fqb.jpg) (http://s37.photobucket.com/user/cancze/media/astra%20clunk/IMG_4730_zpsbocx8fqb.jpg.html)

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e59/cancze/astra%20clunk/IMG_4731_zpsh6xy8yua.jpg) (http://s37.photobucket.com/user/cancze/media/astra%20clunk/IMG_4731_zpsh6xy8yua.jpg.html)

Canuck Models recently made a package offer of one of their two sets of 1/72 CF-100 decal sheets to go with a limited run of the Astra vac form Clunk kit.

Needless to say, my resistance was next to nil for an offer like that. Due to the rarity of the kit and that nature of the offer (decals thrown in) I'll be going real world with this.

I'll probably also try to get my hands on the resin upgrade set Obscureco made for the Hobbycraft kits to save myself some scratchbuilding.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: darthspud on April 09, 2015, 11:32:45 am
3 x Airfix Eurofighters,  nice and cheap ( less than the normal cost of one of these kits)
1/48 Bae Warrior, just to complete myOp Telic/Herrick collection
 Oh and a cheeky charity shop purchase of a 1980 issue Airfix Auster AOP1
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on April 09, 2015, 12:13:46 pm
Off Ebay, Italeri 1/72 F-35A destined for a future whif.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: major on April 09, 2015, 05:49:22 pm
Keep forgetting to do this!

You see, i bought a couple of kits of a nice old gent, who lives in Poland, reducing his stash, and a change of interest and medium.
My polish is non existent, his English, not much better, but emails have been passing back and forth now for the last year, mostly about life in general.(thanks to google translate!)
Anyhow, the result is every 4-5 weeks, a parcel arrives. I never know what's going to be in it, but have received some nice wee gems,
and always costs the same, €20!(Including postage :thumbsup:)
So, this morning my '€20 lucky bag' arrived, containing...

1/100 VEB Plasticart Tupolev Tu-20 
Novo Mustang-Night Fighter
1/72 Blackburn Buccaneer...(I assume its an eastern european repop of the frog kit?)

At some stage i should put a complete list of what he has sent me.

Cheers... Ray
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on April 10, 2015, 04:19:02 am
as i was looking for new paints, i picked up a Revell 1/144 harbour Tug Boat, Fairplay, for a decent price  :mellow:
might turn it into a coastal rescue vessel  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Chris Payne on April 10, 2015, 05:01:31 pm
Back from club night with another new addition.

Academy 1/48 McDonnell Douglas USN F-4J 'VF-84 Jolly Rogers'
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on April 11, 2015, 04:47:04 am
Off eBay after a cock up at the Parcel Shop

Revell 1/72 C-160 Transall - 2nd source of spares for the HS-681
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: piko1 on April 11, 2015, 06:23:09 am
TAMYA Boeing X-32 1/72 - WIF intended
Italery AW-101 Merlin TTI 1/72 - this one just screams i want to be a super star
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Chris Payne on April 11, 2015, 07:18:12 am
Back from Halifax Modellers World with even more new stuff.

Airfix 1/72 Hawker Siddeley AV-8A Harrier
Revell 1/72 F-16C Block 50/52
Tamiya 1/72 F-16CJ 'Block 50' with weapons.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: seadude on April 11, 2015, 06:28:56 pm
Due to arrive next week:
1/144 scale Revell Landing Ship Medium

Just ordered from Amazon:
1/500 scale Space Battleship Yamato  (There are 2 different 1/500 scale kits. One which is about 20 inches long. And the second which is about 26 inches long and is more detailed and accurate. I ordered the 26 inch long model.)
Also ordered a 1/500 Expansion Set for the Yamato. This is a detailed interior hangar bay you can insert into the Yamato kit. It also includes 20-30 tiny fighters. How cool is that!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Steel Penguin on April 12, 2015, 10:35:01 am
from Cosford today, 
a Tamiya 1:48  a-10   itll be RAF,
and for the pricly sum of £25 another Aifix op Herrick patrol and support group (  Lynx, Landy and 8 troops)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on April 12, 2015, 10:56:25 am
from Cosford today, 
a Tamiya 1:48  a-10   itll be RAF,
and for the pricly sum of £25 another Aifix op Herrick patrol and support group (  Lynx, Landy and 8 troops)

Damn i forgot to mention it but MrModels had the new Airfix 1/48th RAF BoB ground crew which might be handy for conversion for you  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on April 12, 2015, 11:03:08 am
From Cosford

Airfix Vangaurd & MPA conversion in 1/144 from S&M models
Airfix C-130 Hercules (off Mel @ S&M)
Airfix Canberra B-8 (for Philip if he still needs one)
Various Decals from ModelArt and Paul Parkes
and that was it for Buys.

Took two boxes of models for sale and got rid of 60% so less stash and more cash despite some buying to counter both  :blink:

A good show and a decent run back, thankfully was in the hanger waiting for thr others to return when the rain squal hit for about 10 minutes

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Steel Penguin on April 12, 2015, 11:04:55 am
Thorvic, no probs, I can get it if I have a hankering to do so.
Alas I got caught in the rain there, and then again when I got home,
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on April 12, 2015, 12:11:57 pm
Only two buys from Cosford

Both 1/72nd scale.
Monogram B-52D. Required for a real world project.
ESCI C-130K. transfered from Thorvic's stash to mine.

Im also baby sitting an Academy KB-29 from Geoff for one of the Scots lads. To handed over at Perth in a few weeks.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on April 12, 2015, 02:04:48 pm
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/just%20models/D0F34CFC-3F33-4BB5-AE0F-18AAEDB1051A_zpsbulpue91.jpg)
The two not-Airfix bags are a Kiwi Resins B.170 Mk.31 conversion kit (wheels, nose and fin+rudder) and OldModels Decals markings for SAFE Air. The ultimate goal will be this baby:
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/CF15/CPT%20cropped_zpslpj2hcpu.jpg)
ZK-CPT, former gate guard for the Marlborough Aero Club and - from mid-2008 - the world's only "live" Bristol Freighter. She starts, she runs, she taxis...she's a sight and sound to behold!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on April 12, 2015, 04:24:45 pm
Relatively cheap day today at Cosford, but some good end-of-the-show bargains:

Part-started Hobbycraft 1/72nd Avro CF-100 Mk.V : still perfectly buildable
Part-started Revell 1/72nd F-89 D/J Scorpion : still perfectly buildable, but mainly a cheap weapons donor for the Canuck (Genies... :wacko:)

2 x Hobbyboss 1/72nd N/AW A-10A Thunderbolt II : ridiculously cheap, one to be RAF
1 x Hobbyboss 1/72nd A-10A Thunderbolt II : ridiculously cheap, to be RAF

From Thorvic : British Experimental Jet Aircraft by Barry Highgate (thanks again Geoff!)




Thorvic, no probs, I can get it if I have a hankering to do so.
Alas I got caught in the rain there, and then again when I got home,

And apologies again for my prat-of-the-day award!

(He helped me carry boxes to my car, in the rain, only to find when we got there that I'd left my keys on the stand, and he went back to get them for me (because he could squeeze through the fence better than me)....)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 13, 2015, 03:09:33 am
was very restrained at Cosford yesterday [and over the weekend too]


1 academy A6M Zero
1 frog Corsair IV

MA/TAW decal sheet for the QF-4S VX-30 Bloodhounds.

several pots of humbrol authentics [Swedish shades], some xtracolor CDN Voodoo Grey and some krystalclear.

but most of all thanks to our Freightdog862 for the supply of several sets of the SHAR AMRAAM fuselage pylons. :)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on April 13, 2015, 03:18:42 am
Arrived back from our road trip to find two boxes sitting by the front door.
Mrs z's birthday present - Bandai 1/350 Mechagodzilla from Evil-Bay.
And a couple from Modelnerds for me.  Both 1/72 - A Dragon Mig 15 and a Hobbycraft Su 22U Fitter E.  Both will probably be finished fairly stockish in PDRV Republican Guard colours.

And today as I was driving close to the LHS it seemed rude not to pop in to see if they had a 1/72 Mig 21.
They didn't, but they did have a Super Model 1/72 Cant Z-1007 bis Alcione Bideriva so I now have yet another WW2 Italian bomber added to the stash.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Flyer on April 13, 2015, 03:54:07 am
A Hasegawa RAAF F-111C from PR19_Kit's loft has made it's way into my ever so slowly growing stash. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on April 13, 2015, 03:43:18 pm
Revell 1/32 Hughes OH-6A Cayuse/500, 1970 issue with everything including Revell Club flyers. To be built as the Hughes NOTAR prototype.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Radish on April 13, 2015, 04:19:22 pm
From Cosford, purchased a very cheap ex-Frog Fairey Gannet....missing it's rear canopy. No problem....I'll cut out the fuselage and add a rear gunner.
Possibly a ground attack aircraft on Mars.... :party: :party:

Also, Dwarf One won a couple of kits on the tombola...a Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier, and a Dragon 1/6 German Bicycle with twin Panzerfaust. She's donated them to me..bless. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 13, 2015, 11:38:36 pm
A Dragon P-38 Pathfinder and a Hasegawa USAF Air-to-Ground-Missile set.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on April 13, 2015, 11:43:47 pm
A Dragon P-38 Pathfinder and a Hasegawa USAF Air-to-Ground-Missile set.

I don't know but I somehow get the feeling that those two may end part of the same build  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 14, 2015, 12:59:33 am
No, they don't. There's a bigger scheme behind these plans.... Muahahahaha!  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 14, 2015, 07:28:24 am
Also, Dwarf One won a couple of kits on the tombola...a Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier, and a Dragon 1/6 German Bicycle with twin Panzerfaust. She's donated them to me..bless. :thumbsup:

I understand her arm will make a full recovery ?  :rolleyes:

Seriously a nice little proxy win for Grandpa  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on April 15, 2015, 08:07:06 am
just got back from running a few errands,

got a couple of new thin paintbrushes, and 2 revell 1/144 Alpha Jets  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on April 15, 2015, 01:39:23 pm
Classic Airframes 1/48 Avro Anson Mk.1 (Early Model). Will look great next to the Oxford!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 16, 2015, 12:23:16 am
Suprisingly won a cheap ebay auction for a PM Ta-183 (Revell re-boxing) noone else wanted.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Army of One on April 16, 2015, 04:29:39 am
Recently got a few kits from Pyro's sale.....Hase 1/72 EEL Lightning, Ital Hawk 100......love these, an like Hinds Hokums an Havocs can never have to many......a Revell Harrier GR5 and Airfix starter kit boxing of an FW190A8.....many thanks.......from Evilbay I won two auctions....both Airfix 1/48 Op Herrick stuff.....one Jackal and the other the same kit with the 8 figs paint, brushes n glue. Both came to just over £20 posted which I thought was good value.......
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Hobbes on April 16, 2015, 05:45:42 am
From the Heiden show:

- Revell 1:24 Bentley 4.5 litre blower
(to be fitted with a Merlin, of course)


I just found an Airfix 1:24 Mustang for a reasonable price on an auction site, so that's going to serve as an engine donor.

Mustang has arrived, now to find time to cast some copies of the engine for various purposes...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Green Dragon on April 16, 2015, 01:12:15 pm
Got a delivery from Plastic Past Times via ebay today, Revell G0229 & Do335A-1 (the Dragon rebox). Both for stash filling rather than any plan.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Chris Payne on April 17, 2015, 09:44:31 am
I had a delivery in Salisbury yesterday at a shop that just happened to be located next to Salisbury Model Centre.

An Airfix 1/144 Vickers Vanguard flew out of the shop and into the cab of my truck.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on April 17, 2015, 09:54:43 am
I had a delivery in Salisbury yesterday at a shop that just happened to be located next to Salisbury Model Centre.

An Airfix 1/144 Vickers Vanguard flew out of the shop and into the cab of my truck.

So checking to see how frequently your customer has deliveries ?  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Chris Payne on April 17, 2015, 10:22:07 am
Last time I was in Salisbury was around 2 years ago.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 19, 2015, 06:27:39 am
hmm, feeling very happy after breaking the back of an essay yesterday I went to antics in cov' on the grounds that I needed a tub of humbrol 78 [cockpit green] but also came away with a

1/35 dragon or zvzeda Russian FS AFV [the newish one that looks a bit like a cross between a BMP and an MCV80]

the confusion is mine, but this one is wiff fodder! :)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on April 19, 2015, 06:50:07 am
From evilbay, Hasegawa's 1:72 Mitsubishi F-2A/B which will surely be whif.  :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: lancer on April 19, 2015, 02:28:06 pm
Today from a club mate and Both Tamiya-

Flak36 88mm gun 'North Africa'
Sd KfZ 7 half track 

I have an idea to join them together for a dio
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 20, 2015, 01:08:48 am
(Unexpectedly) Won some more ev!lbay auctions, where I only placed a minimum bid and left them alone...  :blink:
- a Revell G.91 (the Tiger Meet boxing)
- a Novo Supermarine Attacker (for the wings...  :wacko:)
- a Matchbox Boeing P-12E
- an MPM Ki-64
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on April 20, 2015, 12:28:48 pm
For £25 on eBAY 1/72 Dassault Br1150 Atlantic,
Will add the jet auxiliary pods from the Lockheed Neptune and spin top from the Heller Grumman E-2C kit.
If I can get hold of the Falcon vacform C-2 Greyhound conversion kit, I'll use the E-2C parts. If not an MR version of the Hawkeye.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: scooter on April 20, 2015, 01:27:23 pm
(Unexpectedly) Won some more ev!lbay auctions, where I only placed a minimum bid and left them alone...  :blink:
- a Revell G.91 (the Tiger Meet boxing)
- a Novo Supermarine Attacker (for the wings...  :wacko:)
- a Matchbox Boeing P-12E
- an MPM Ki-64

And after receipt of said kits, all will wind up going into a box and after a week or so of "shake and bake" result in yet another truly awesome Dizzyfugu™ creation :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on April 21, 2015, 12:14:50 am
Off eBay an Academy 1/72 B-29A Superfortress 'Bocks Car'

Yeap I know i'm supposed to be creating space and not back filling it, and yes I did just get rid of a KB-29 for that reason, but this kit has both the 'Little Boy' and 'Fat Man' TNBs, which could lead to some interesting builds in the future.

Got the Gannet AEW on pre-order with Hannants so that should arrive next month, but after that apart from the odd Airfix kit I shall keep spending down till the end of the year so as to give focus to my SMW builds, as I have a few of those to do.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on April 21, 2015, 03:07:04 am
Received a much needed new jar of Gunze acrylic in the post today.
Then dropped it onto the concrete floor in the shed smashing the plastic cap and leaving a trail of gloss clear across the floor.
There remains enough left in the bottom to do what I want but I still need a new jar.

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 21, 2015, 07:13:10 am
Was that Aussie postie's fault ; packaging by the seller's fault or a combination of both ?

By the way. Is Aussie Post still by Royal appointment (indeed was it ever ?)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on April 21, 2015, 03:15:31 pm
Monday: Frog "Spin-A-Prop" boxing 1/72 Bristol Beaufort (lovely little kit that DESPERATELY needs new nacelles)

Yesterday: Novo 1/72 Vickers Vimy.

Both of these will be done as modern examples - the Beau as a restoration in Oz I've contributed to on Kickstarter, the Vimy as the 1994 replica.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on April 22, 2015, 03:47:11 am
Was that Aussie postie's fault ; packaging by the seller's fault or a combination of both ?

By the way. Is Aussie Post still by Royal appointment (indeed was it ever ?)

Australia Post have no fragile goods service.  You pack it properly or it gets broken.  It was my fault.  I had unpacked everything and when carrying it into the shed the jar rolled out of the box.

As far as I know my erstwhile employers are not by royal appointment.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 22, 2015, 07:05:41 am
Ah. I'd always just assumed they were The Royal Mail as over here . Show's you never just assume
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on April 22, 2015, 07:53:49 am
From a trader from Kharkiv in the Ukraine via Ebay.
A Model 1/72nd Piaggio P180 Avanti.

There was no prises for guessing where the traders loyalties are (at least publicly). The box was sealed with tape in the Ukraine national colors.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Mossie on April 22, 2015, 02:34:37 pm
Revell 1/72 DHC-6 Twin Otter.  Let one go to someone here a few years back and I've missed her, so had to pick up the latest boxing. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on April 22, 2015, 07:54:25 pm
A Model 1/72nd Piaggio P180 Avanti.
Showed my other half some photos of it after seeing (and being impressed by) sprue shots. Going by her facial reaction I think if I bought one I'd be sleeping in the garage as well as building out there!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 23, 2015, 12:11:26 am
A Model 1/72nd Piaggio P180 Avanti.
Showed my other half some photos of it after seeing (and being impressed by) sprue shots. Going by her facial reaction I think if I bought one I'd be sleeping in the garage as well as building out there!

Hm, I've always thought the Avanti to be one of the smarter looking aircraft in the air, but I suppose there's no accounting for taste, especially in the female mind.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on April 23, 2015, 12:20:18 am
Popped into a LHS on the way home (always fraught with danger but I resisted the temptation to buy more kits - they have no 1/72 Harriers but I am being tempted by a Mig 37) and got ANOTHER jar of gloss clear acrylic.
This one made it into the shed and into the drawer without incident.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Green Dragon on April 23, 2015, 11:35:21 am
Finally got hold of a Monogram 1/72nd Tigercat (paid £16 inc postage but it also included a Matchbox A-7D Corsair II and an Artiplast 1/48th Fiat C.R.32) via ebay.
Need the Tigercat for a project that involves bashing it together with an F4U Corsair and a Lightning of the English Electric variety.

The A-7D is for nostalgia value as it's the same boxing that I made many years ago on my Aunty Sheila's kitchen table in the 1970's!

The C.R.32 may be real world (love the engine cowling shape) but it may just stay in the stash as it's the only Artiplast kit I've ever seen and is in very good condition.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Radish on April 24, 2015, 01:15:03 am
3 x 1/72nd MiG-21bis by Zvezda.
Already got one "in build" as an RAF example. :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 24, 2015, 03:45:36 am
Got hands on (another) Matchbox Tempest, and a Hasegawa T4 trainer - both pretty cheap.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on April 24, 2015, 06:29:41 am
A Model 1/72nd Piaggio P180 Avanti.
Showed my other half some photos of it after seeing (and being impressed by) sprue shots. Going by her facial reaction I think if I bought one I'd be sleeping in the garage as well as building out there!

Hm, I've always thought the Avanti to be one of the smarter looking aircraft in the air, but I suppose there's no accounting for taste, especially in the female mind.

Agree with you there Kit, got to stick my head in the door of this one a few years ago. 
(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa263/kitnut617/Piaggio%20Avanti/AirdrieAirshow2009027.jpg) (http://s200.photobucket.com/user/kitnut617/media/Piaggio%20Avanti/AirdrieAirshow2009027.jpg.html)

BTW, I asked CanMilAir if he could do me some decals of it, so guess what

 http://www.canmilair.com/products.asp?cat=171
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 24, 2015, 08:05:32 am
BTW, I asked CanMilAir if he could do me some decals of it, so guess what

 http://www.canmilair.com/products.asp?cat=171


That must have been a bitch doing the decals for that mega-curvy shape!  :o

Looks very good nonetheless.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on April 24, 2015, 08:09:20 am
BTW, I asked CanMilAir if he could do me some decals of it, so guess what

 http://www.canmilair.com/products.asp?cat=171


That must have been a bitch doing the decals for that mega-curvy shape!  :o

Looks very good nonetheless.  :thumbsup:

Got a set already for my 1/72 vacuform kit of the Avanti
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on April 24, 2015, 09:21:27 am
Stopped in F&S Models in Droylesden this morning on my way to Ikea, mostly for a can of airbrush cleaner, but succumbed to the temptation of an AZ 1/72nd scale Vought F6U-1 Pirate in the whif boxing with Salvadorean, JASDF and Raspberry Ripple schemes.

It's a very basic limited-run style kit! NO location pegs of tabs for anything, including the tailplanes & fin! The cockpit tub and ejector seat a one-piece of resin, although they are pretty nice looking, with seat straps and good side panel detail, and there's a 3-piece plastic/foil/etch control panel.

There's an interesting "quirk" with the Boscombe Down colour scheme, which has a serial of "X2496". That doesn't look like a British military serial. The obvious assumption is that it's supposed to be XZ496, but that was a Sea Harrier, which would be way too late for the 1951 date given.... :unsure:

Not sure what to do with it. Some thoughts are:

1. Build it OOB: not often that you have the luxury of a whif-in-the-box...

2. Take advantage of it's crude nature to change it. In particular, I've been reading about the Metrovick F.5 engine which had twin aft-mounted unducted fans. It would be doable to add such fans to the Pirate (they're only 5ft diameter)and give it twin end-plate fins plus a ventral fin.

3. Make it a "real" pirate plane in some way.... :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on April 24, 2015, 09:35:23 am
Hi Weaver,

this is a good site if you are looking for a suitable British serial no.

http://www.ukserials.com/

Jim
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 24, 2015, 09:36:51 am
X2496 would have been possible, but it was part of a very large 'black out block'. They used X1085 for an impressed Vega Gull, presumably in early WWII days or just before, and the next was X2865, used on an impressed Fox Moth.

A tad early for jet propulsion, but this IS WhiffWorld after all.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on April 24, 2015, 10:09:58 am
From LMS an Italeri 1/72nd Short Stirling B1

Looks very tasty
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on April 24, 2015, 11:19:07 am
first Scots nationals additions

I stopped off at Geoff B's/Thorvic's place on the way up.
transfered from his stash to mine.
Hasegawa S-1 tracker.
Czechmaster Buccaneer S-2 (RAF Boxing)

From the show
Fujimi F-4K.
Hasegawa 2 seat Jaguar  (DERA/rasberry ripple boxing).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on April 24, 2015, 12:59:44 pm
Martin,

Shame on you for raiding the traders stands before the rest of us have a chance.  :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 24, 2015, 06:06:35 pm
Martin and the gang - keep an eye out for some cheap Matchbox tempests please.  Ta muchly.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 25, 2015, 05:42:00 am
From Freightdog a pair of the Hurricane Mk I 20mm cannon pod sets (which come with some nice resin wheels with correct hubs). I know what I'm doing with one set but I've still to decide with the other.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 25, 2015, 08:36:08 am
Desert tankbuster?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on April 25, 2015, 09:18:55 am
todays additions from the Scots Nationals.

1/72nd scale.
Airfix Lockheed F-80 shootingstar.
Heller Lockheed T-33 shootingstar.
Heller Lockheed F-94B Starfire.

1/144th.
Airfix Vickers Vangaurd. (in the old gold colored "collectors issue" box)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on April 25, 2015, 10:47:45 am
From Freightdog a pair of the Hurricane Mk I 20mm cannon pod sets (which come with some nice resin wheels with correct hubs). I know what I'm doing with one set but I've still to decide with the other.

I had a look at their website but couldn't find those listed Chris, any idea where they might be shown ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on April 25, 2015, 12:26:34 pm
From the Scottish Nationals today

1 x 1/72 Academy KB-29P from Thorvic's stash
1 x 1/72 Airfix Defiant

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 25, 2015, 01:33:53 pm

1/72nd scale.
Airfix Lockheed F-80 shootingstar.
Heller Lockheed T-33 shootingstar.
Heller Lockheed F-94B Starfire.


Look out for something Lockheed based from OGL towers soon.  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on April 25, 2015, 03:20:40 pm

1/72nd scale.
Airfix Lockheed F-80 shootingstar.
Heller Lockheed T-33 shootingstar.
Heller Lockheed F-94B Starfire.


Look out for something Lockheed based from OGL towers soon.  ;D :lol:
Define soon ;D

Just added the recent additions to the sreadsheet i list all my 72nd scale aircraft on. It has hit the 2000 mark today.

I really need to up my build rate lol
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: TallEng on April 25, 2015, 05:31:37 pm
Today via the German Post, a Revell A400M Grizzly/Atlas in 1/72  :party:
Have you seen the size of the box? :o :o its huge!
You're not going to smuggle this one past SWMBO ;D oh no, how ever
If you rearrange the contents inside it might feasibly help you smuggle a couple
Of smaller kits :thumbsup:
Now what you do with this kit is March proudly up to the house (in true Hunter/Gatherer mode)
With your 'Trophy' dragging behind :thumbsup:
pausing only to let SWMBO admire the magnificent specimen that you've 'captured' you then retire to the Hobby room/Man cave to enjoy the fruits of your Hunting :cheers:
Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nick on April 26, 2015, 06:07:53 am
In Scotland, all in 1/72:

Revell RF-4E Phantom
PM Models TA-183 Huckebein
Italeri BAE Hawk

And from Whitby toy shop, a pot of Games Workshop Trollslayer Blood Orange, this to try out as replacement for the awful Humbrol Fluorescent Orange muck.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 26, 2015, 07:34:47 am
Desert tankbuster?

One's going to be Lee. Early war against the Italians when 2 x 20mm would have been fine
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 26, 2015, 07:36:49 am
You're not going to smuggle this one past SWMBO ;D oh no, how ever
If you rearrange the contents inside it might feasibly help you smuggle a couple
Of smaller kits :thumbsup:


I know someone who did that. Got away with it a couple of times and then  :banghead: :banghead: :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 26, 2015, 07:39:21 am
From Freightdog a pair of the Hurricane Mk I 20mm cannon pod sets (which come with some nice resin wheels with correct hubs). I know what I'm doing with one set but I've still to decide with the other.

I had a look at their website but couldn't find those listed Chris, any idea where they might be shown ?

Colin only had a couple left which he dug out and put on the site last week because he knew I was after some. Maybe I got the last 2 ? Drop him a line
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on April 26, 2015, 09:37:38 am
Scots Nationals day two.

1/72nd.
Hasegawa Grumman S-1 Tracker. (2nd one of the weekend)
Hasegawa Lockheed F-16CJ.

The F-16 along with four Hasegawa Weapon sets were my ceremonial final purchase from Jamasons of Glasgow before they close down for good next month.

1/76th
Road Transport Images Bedford RL 3 ton GS truck
Road Transport Images Leyland Hippo airfield refueller.
Road Transport Images Leyland Hippo 10 ton GS truck.

odd scale
Hasegawa egg planes Boeing 747SCA and space shuttle set.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 26, 2015, 09:59:16 am

Shame on you for raiding the traders stands before the rest of us have a chance.  :blink:

hmm, OGL must have some canny scots ancestry in him somewhere. still to be in charge of the IPMS [UK] What if SIG does take a certain amount of unobtainium armour methinks. OGL has to put up with rather a lot at times,  :bow: and besides which he has to mount the odd recce mission to check on how the north Britons are doing.....  :wacko:

glad you all had a good weekend north of the border.

meanwhile well south of it, I wonder how they got on at Milton Keynes?  :tornado: :tornado:

nothing added to the stash apart from a rather good airshow ticket for ummmmmmm 13/06/2015 in north west London hard by the M40!  :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 26, 2015, 12:31:32 pm
Won a Revell Douglas AD-5 Skyraider auction for EUR 1,-. Hard to say no, and there's even (already) a plan for it, including major surgery and transplantations...  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on April 26, 2015, 02:06:04 pm
From the Scottish Nationals day two

1 x 1/48 Folland Gnat

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 26, 2015, 02:49:56 pm
Today via the German Post, a Revell A400M Grizzly/Atlas in 1/72  :party:
Have you seen the size of the box? :o :o its huge!
You're not going to smuggle this one past SWMBO ;D oh no,

I have one, and you're dead right, it's ENORMOUS! But the best way to get one is to follow my system and get SWMBO to buy it for you as a Christmas or Birthday pressie.  :thumbsup:

As for stash increasing from the MK Show, it has to be said that a certain amount of such activity was noted on the parts of some of us manning the SIG table. One young gentleman even got a kit that was almost as big as HIM!  :o

Then there were those who bought kits after declaiming strongly that they were not going to do so, and there were those, like me, who don't buy ANYTHING.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on April 26, 2015, 03:05:44 pm
carefull Kit that halo might just slip one day ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 26, 2015, 03:22:36 pm
carefull Kit that halo might just slip one day ;D ;D ;D

I never had one in the first place.

My thought processes went on the line of 'The very LAST thing I need is another model kit and how many MORE tins of Blue, Green and Grey can there be?'  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Army of One on April 26, 2015, 04:08:20 pm
One young gentleman even got a kit that was almost as big as HIM!  :o



Ha......you referring to Max and his Airfix 1/24 Harrier...? I couldn't say no at £25 brand new....GR3 boxing.....gonna be a project n a half for him.......
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 26, 2015, 11:32:19 pm
One young gentleman even got a kit that was almost as big as HIM!  :o



Ha......you referring to Max and his Airfix 1/24 Harrier...? I couldn't say no at £25 brand new....GR3 boxing.....gonna be a project n a half for him.......

I am sure he'll manage. might have to ask for a rise in his pocket money like to buy the paint like...... ;D if he is getting invites and such at his age he's obviously a] got good parents who like to be well involved in the creative education of their son and b] is clearly G&T at school.  :thumbsup: future SIG leader p'haps?! :)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 27, 2015, 01:18:26 am
One young gentleman even got a kit that was almost as big as HIM!  :o

Ha......you referring to Max and his Airfix 1/24 Harrier...? I couldn't say no at £25 brand new....GR3 boxing.....gonna be a project n a half for him.......

I certainly was, the look on his face was a picture.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on April 27, 2015, 01:58:20 am
My modest haul from Perth:

Book - Nimrod's Genisis by Chris Gibson.

Kits:

1/72
Airfix Tucano original boxing
Mister Kraft TS-11 Iskra
Hasegawa T-33 (missing top right wing) £1 for spares

1/144

Airfix Boeing 707 new boxing
Valom T-6G Texan (two in the box)
Anigrand North American YF-93 from the penetration fighter set.

1/76 transfers

Kingfisher miniatures, white lettering giving Royal Navy, Army, Marines, Royal Air Force.

Some knife blades.
Liquid Steel from Little Cars. Small heavy ball bearing like weights.
A couple of rattle cans of airbrush cleaner.

and as Martin has reported, a new airbrush spraying cabinet.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on April 27, 2015, 02:29:27 am
carefull Kit that halo might just slip one day ;D ;D ;D

S'all right, his hat'll stop it dropping too far...

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 27, 2015, 04:03:33 am
Jim, I've a Hasegawa T33 wreck somewhere in me Mam's loft.  Yours if you want it.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on April 27, 2015, 04:36:13 am
Thanks Lee but all I needed was the u/c and canopy so that I can finish the Boeing Firefox that I got from Martin.  :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on April 27, 2015, 10:52:41 am
He means Skyfox
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on April 27, 2015, 11:21:44 am
Ah yes.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on April 27, 2015, 01:53:54 pm
carefull Kit that halo might just slip one day ;D ;D ;D

That's what the hat's for: stops it getting caught around his neck....  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on April 27, 2015, 01:59:53 pm
My modest haul from Perth:

Mister Kraft TS-11 Iskra

Test fit EVERYTHING on that kit: do not even trust the pegs: some of them are out of line....

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 27, 2015, 03:20:03 pm
He means Skyfox

Lost something in the translation maybe?  ;D

carefull Kit that halo might just slip one day ;D ;D ;D

That's what the hat's for: stops it getting caught around his neck....  ;)

Yeah, I have to lever the thing off The Hat's brim, almost every day!  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on April 28, 2015, 09:19:35 am
my new PowerPlus multitool (low budget Dremel) arrived today  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on April 28, 2015, 09:53:38 am
My modest haul from Perth:

Mister Kraft TS-11 Iskra

Test fit EVERYTHING on that kit: do not even trust the pegs: some of them are out of line....



I had a horrible suspicion that it would be the kit you used before. However there are two mitigating factors:
1/ It was dirt cheap, £3.95.
and
2/ I have a cunning plan for it that should make any problems like fit, etc., irrelevant.

Jim
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on April 28, 2015, 09:58:32 am
He means Skyfox

Lost something in the translation maybe?  ;D



No not really. It is more likely a slight synaptic failure. Possibly caused by the couple of doses of fermented, red, muscle relaxant that I had after the drive to and from Perth. The return trip being partly through some really heavy hail showers.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on April 29, 2015, 03:00:39 am
From the Melbourne Hobby Shop that appears incapable of reconciling it's physical stock with what it's website thinks is on it's shelves, a second 1/25 AMT Meyers Manx.  This one the Elvis version.  Moulded in a gaudy yellow (unlike the first one I bought which is moulded in a gaudy translucent metalflake purple).
One will be done in camo (Gorillaz album cover).  The other might be done as Speed Buggy.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on April 30, 2015, 03:18:32 am
Won off eBay 1/72 M & E Spitfire two seat conversion T8/9 and Matchbox Spitfire .
Thinking of using the conversion with a Revell 1/72 Sea Hurricane, just need to find a pair of floats.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 30, 2015, 03:45:50 am
You got that one?  Spotted it but didn't bother as I thought the price was too high for what it is.  That and I've about half a dozen anyway...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on May 01, 2015, 10:14:01 am
There's a few Spitfire conversion kits on eBay.
Raided the local Pound Shop and got some 2 inch clamps, 3 inch clamps and snap-bladed knives, also a nail file set as there wasn't any wet and dry paper sold.
Might try Wilko next door.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 01, 2015, 12:00:19 pm
Won on ebay:

Four kits plus a Falcon vacform canopy set.  RAF naturally.
Kits? 
Ye olde Revell Tempest and F4U Corsair
Airfix old tool Spitfire mkIa
Airfix old tool Hurricane mkI

Oddly, it was the Hurricane and the canopies I was more interested in.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitbasher on May 01, 2015, 12:53:39 pm
Ye olde Revell Tempest and F4U Corsair

Go on Lee, cross-kit them.  Bent-winged Tempest and a straight-winged Corsair.  They're not fit for much else to be honest!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Rick Lowe on May 01, 2015, 04:56:19 pm
Latest arrivals:

New Airfix 1/72 F-51 for a Post-War RNZAF version
Reboxed Airfix 1/72 Spitfire Vb, the old kit is still quite nice and the new transfers are even nicer

Bandai 1/72 X-Wing - smaller than I thought (it's only about as big as a Spitfire) and has 2-3 layers of parts assembled over a central 'Keel'...
overcomplicated and more parts than are required, if you ask me... oh, well :-\

Care Package from a friend with:
Tasca Panzer II Luchs
Tamiya M3 Lee and replacement turret, wheels and track
Verlinden M5 interior and turret for my M3A3 Recce conversion
Formations Late Sherman Plain Wheels and Tamiya Duckbill track, for my M36B1 conversion
the Figures from Tamiya's Sherman Assault or Frontline Breakthrough - not sure which (great; I wasn't sure how I was going to get them, without buying an unneeded Sherman)  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

And all this when I'm trying to cut down on acquisitions... now where/when have I heard that before? ;D :rolleyes: :banghead:

Cheers
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 01, 2015, 05:35:27 pm
Ye olde Revell Tempest and F4U Corsair

Go on Lee, cross-kit them.  Bent-winged Tempest and a straight-winged Corsair.  They're not fit for much else to be honest!

I'll try and sell them for a quid each at the Northern Show in a few weeks.  I've far better Tempests and I've done the only Corsair I actually want to do.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on May 02, 2015, 04:06:35 am
just arrived and all 1/72nd scale

from Hannants.
Sword Fairey Gannet AEW-3.

and via Ebay.
Sword EE Lightning F-3.
Airfix EE Lightning F-2A.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on May 02, 2015, 04:41:17 am
From Hannants:-

Sword 1/72 Fairey Gannet AEW3 x 2
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 02, 2015, 07:15:45 am
An Italeri F4U-7, primarily for the decals, but there's always a good use for a Corsair with spare parts. And the kit is pretty good, too.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Green Dragon on May 02, 2015, 09:31:23 am
Airfix 1987 issue Banshee (Blue Print boxing) arrived via ebay today, decals are yellowed but can fix that with direct sunlight hopefully. If not may what if it.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitbasher on May 02, 2015, 10:20:59 am
Ye olde Revell Tempest and F4U Corsair

Go on Lee, cross-kit them.  Bent-winged Tempest and a straight-winged Corsair.  They're not fit for much else to be honest!

I'll try and sell them for a quid each at the Northern Show in a few weeks.  I've far better Tempests and I've done the only Corsair I actually want to do.

I'll take both off you at Telford, if I may, Lee.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitbasher on May 02, 2015, 10:22:23 am
Ye olde Revell Tempest and F4U Corsair

Go on Lee, cross-kit them.  Bent-winged Tempest and a straight-winged Corsair.  They're not fit for much else to be honest!

I'll try and sell them for a quid each at the Northern Show in a few weeks.  I've far better Tempests and I've done the only Corsair I actually want to do.

I'll take both off you at Telford, if I may, Lee.


I say 'take', I mean 'relieve' (i.e. pay)!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 02, 2015, 01:23:09 pm
TBH, you can have them for nowt plus the remains of another Revell Tempest I've floating about here somewhere.  Might throw in some extra Hawker bits that could come in handy.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Army of One on May 03, 2015, 03:34:10 pm
Not so much my stash but Max's........he got, all in /72, Airfix Spitfire n Hurricane and an Acad Typhoon Mk1b......gifted to him by NARSES2.........many thanks mate......he loves them......
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: pyro-manic on May 03, 2015, 06:48:10 pm
From eBay, a set of eight 1:6 scale guns. Some will be used as the basis for weapons for mecha models, others will probably get sold on. Particularly interested in the MG42, M134 Minigun, and a thing called a DSR1, a German sniper rifle I'd not heard of but which looks pretty cool...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on May 05, 2015, 04:56:08 am
Took my dad for a drive yesterday as it looked decent weather for a May Bank Holiday, tootled East, eventually deciding on going to Haworth as not too far or too crowded, plus my dad was more about the drive than the destination these days. So park at the top end of town for a loo break, decide its just too far and too steep for him to see the historic town street and jump back in the car to go down to the bottom and see if the model shop is open.

Nice old fashioned shop, although there was a worrying for lease sign on the buildings 2nd floor which make me wonder if another stalwart is due to retire  :banghead:.

Anyway picked up some OOP kits that I spotted on the shelves

Airfix 1/72nd Fairey Fulmar
Airfix 1/72nd Westland Scout
Italeri 1/72nd CH-146 Griffon

plus
Airfix 1/72nd TAV-8B/T10 Harrier II
(as it happens Gondor had PM'd me over the weekend to look out one of these kits on-line, and I just happen to find it in a shop !  :thumbsup:)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on May 05, 2015, 05:16:54 am
I was in Edinburgh today so dropped into Wonderland where I bought
 
1 x 1/72 Airfix Do17z
1 x 1/72 Airfix AV-8A Harrier
1 pack Albion Alloys Brass Tube 0.3mm x 0.12mm i.d.
1 pack Albion Alloys Brass Tube 0.5mm x 0.3mm i.d.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 05, 2015, 05:22:11 am
A cheap Trumpeter An-2 on floats. The latter are already earmarked "for something different".  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on May 05, 2015, 05:15:00 pm
Ok, so i went to my LHS today hoping to buy a Tamiya scribing tool but they're sold out... so i bought this instead... ;D  :drink:

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah318/rui_reis2/IMG_08391.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/rui_reis2/media/IMG_08391.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JasonW on May 05, 2015, 07:25:42 pm
Just perused a shop while traveling for work. Scored a nice little group of kits:

2 x 1/72 Hobbycraft CF-100
2 x 1/72 Heller Dassault Etendard IV
1 x Revell Yak-38 Forger
1 x Heller He-112

Shop had many kits with a layer of dust and 20 year old price tags on them. A gold mine, and all too rare these days.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on May 05, 2015, 08:33:12 pm
After a long break.....

A Revell 1:108 Harbour Tug Boat ! No idea why...just love boats and especially tugboats ! Anybody know any options or accessories for 108 scale ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on May 06, 2015, 04:35:38 am
A cheap Trumpeter An-2 on floats. The latter are already earmarked "for something different".  ;)

Is it as bad as they say?

I got, from BNA model world a box of detail stuff.  A set of 1/35 minigun barrels (for the 1/72 F-102 gun pack), 1/35 shackles & cable (for the D9 dozer) and a pair of 1/35 miniguns (couldn't resist them).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: ericr on May 06, 2015, 05:33:35 am
A cheap Trumpeter An-2 on floats. The latter are already earmarked "for something different".  ;)

Is it as bad as they say?


I think it's good ; float struts a bit fragile if I remember well

looking forward "for something different"  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: pyro-manic on May 06, 2015, 06:12:26 am
After a long break.....

A Revell 1:108 Harbour Tug Boat ! No idea why...just love boats and especially tugboats ! Anybody know any options or accessories for 108 scale ?

 :cheers:

You might find some 1:100 bits, but I think the closest scale for boaty things will be 1:96...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on May 06, 2015, 08:30:14 am
A cheap Trumpeter An-2 on floats. The latter are already earmarked "for something different".  ;)

Is it as bad as they say?

I got, from BNA model world a box of detail stuff.  A set of 1/35 minigun barrels (for the 1/72 F-102 gun pack), 1/35 shackles & cable (for the D9 dozer) and a pair of 1/35 miniguns (couldn't resist them).


You should have bought this instead as it's 1/72 scale http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MR72039

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on May 06, 2015, 08:33:08 am
From Airfix today as my membership reward

1 x 1/72 First and Last Harrier set

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on May 07, 2015, 04:06:13 am
A cheap Trumpeter An-2 on floats. The latter are already earmarked "for something different".  ;)

Is it as bad as they say?

I got, from BNA model world a box of detail stuff.  A set of 1/35 minigun barrels (for the 1/72 F-102 gun pack), 1/35 shackles & cable (for the D9 dozer) and a pair of 1/35 miniguns (couldn't resist them).


You should have bought this instead as it's 1/72 scale http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MR72039

Gondor

My local detail bits pusher was out of 1/72 vulcan/avenger barrels.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on May 07, 2015, 06:59:33 am
Received from ebay today

1 x 1/72 Airmodel TSK De Havilland Vampire NF10 conversion set

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on May 07, 2015, 09:25:37 am
Received today off eBay

1/72 Airfix Lockheed Hercules (their oroginal kit)

Some bits missing but replaced by spares from AC-130 from the looks of it. May be Parts donor or might even build it if its OK
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on May 07, 2015, 03:00:37 pm
Received today off eBay

1/72 Airfix Lockheed Hercules (their oroginal kit)

Some bits missing but replaced by spares from AC-130 from the looks of it. May be Parts donor or might even build it if its OK

What are you doing with the Bloodhound missile that comes with it?

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 07, 2015, 05:06:21 pm
Received from ebay today

1 x 1/72 Airmodel TSK De Havilland Vampire NF10 conversion set

Gondor

Best off just using the canopy and use everything else from the Airfix T.11.  IIRC, it was geared to go with the old Frog Vampire FB5, which shows just how old it is.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on May 08, 2015, 02:30:08 am
Best off just using the canopy and use everything else from the Airfix T.11.  IIRC, it was geared to go with the old Frog Vampire FB5, which shows just how old it is.

The tail fins are the same as the Fighter version or I would be using a T11 as a basis Lee

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Radish on May 08, 2015, 02:38:47 am
Hasegawa 1/72nd MiG-25  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on May 08, 2015, 02:45:46 am
Received today off eBay

1/72 Airfix Lockheed Hercules (their oroginal kit)

Some bits missing but replaced by spares from AC-130 from the looks of it. May be Parts donor or might even build it if its OK

What are you doing with the Bloodhound missile that comes with it?

Gondor

Moulded in a sand/tan colour?  I glue bombed one of them as a kid.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nick on May 08, 2015, 11:16:35 am
A couple more bits I picked up in Scotland -

Cheap in a charity shop, a Revell 1/24 Volkswagen T1 "Samba Bus" camper van

From Jamison's closing sale:
Italeri 1/72 F/A-18E Super Hornet
Airfix display stands for a few wheels-up planes I'm doing.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on May 08, 2015, 11:24:38 am
Received today off eBay

1/72 Airfix Lockheed Hercules (their oroginal kit)

Some bits missing but replaced by spares from AC-130 from the looks of it. May be Parts donor or might even build it if its OK

What are you doing with the Bloodhound missile that comes with it?

Gondor

Nope no Bloodhound but it was the Herc i was after this time
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: TallEng on May 08, 2015, 11:40:41 am
From The Galeria Kaufhof in Leipzig (its a kind of German Marks and Spencer)
A Revell (Matchbox) Supermarine Stranraer. Its one I always meant to buy when I was a Kid
but there was always something else that caught my eye (that and its a Bi-plane :rolleyes:)
And a Eurocopter NH90 "Navy" which I thought the RAF might like to replace their Sea Kings with.
It will look good in all over Golden Yellow?
Both were less than half price, the NH90 substantially so.
Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitbasher on May 08, 2015, 02:14:00 pm
Best off just using the canopy and use everything else from the Airfix T.11.  IIRC, it was geared to go with the old Frog Vampire FB5, which shows just how old it is.

The tail fins are the same as the Fighter version or I would be using a T11 as a basis Lee

Gondor

The fins are not quite the same - a bit taller and pointier.  But only by a small margin.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Army of One on May 09, 2015, 02:30:13 am
Got into work at 05.30 today and found this on my locker.....found the chap who left it there who said "You make models don't you....thought you might like this....no good to me..." wouldn't take anything for it either....

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii146/punisher916/20150509_094823.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/punisher916/media/20150509_094823.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 09, 2015, 03:02:24 am
He means Skyfox

Lost something in the translation maybe?  ;D



No not really. It is more likely a slight synaptic failure. Possibly caused by the couple of doses of fermented, red, muscle relaxant that I had after the drive to and from Perth. The return trip being partly through some really heavy hail showers.


you should perhaps stick to truth serum jim! but I see your point.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on May 09, 2015, 03:02:58 am
Got into work at 05.30 today and found this on my locker.....found the chap who left it there who said "You make models don't you....thought you might like this....no good to me..." wouldn't take anything for it either....

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii146/punisher916/20150509_094823.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/punisher916/media/20150509_094823.jpg.html)

So what sort of rotor system are you going to put on it?  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 09, 2015, 03:04:19 am
Got into work at 05.30 today and found this on my locker.....found the chap who left it there who said "You make models don't you....thought you might like this....no good to me..." wouldn't take anything for it either....

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii146/punisher916/20150509_094823.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/punisher916/media/20150509_094823.jpg.html)

river police gunboat perhaps!  :thumbsup: the 'tin fish' could be useful.....  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on May 09, 2015, 03:29:42 am
Got into work at 05.30 today and found this on my locker.....found the chap who left it there who said "You make models don't you....thought you might like this....no good to me..." wouldn't take anything for it either....

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii146/punisher916/20150509_094823.jpg) (http://s263.photobucket.com/user/punisher916/media/20150509_094823.jpg.html)

Not a bad kit either for its time, could be fun doing a captured one and rearm it with Bitish weapons (Coastal Craft do a nice selection)  or you could whiff it in German Service with the Splinter camo and upgunning or even post war use  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on May 09, 2015, 03:36:11 am
Got into work at 05.30 today and found this on my locker.....found the chap who left it there who said "You make models don't you....thought you might like this....no good to me..." wouldn't take anything for it either....

Not a bad kit either for its time, could be fun doing a captured one and rearm it with Bitish weapons (Coastal Craft do a nice selection)  or you could whiff it in German Service with the Splinter camo and upgunning or even post war use  :thumbsup:

I was just looking at this Fujimi set and thinking that's a good way to arm a small craft:

(https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fd13z1xw8270sfc.cloudfront.net%2Forigin%2F123184%2Ffu762135.jpg&f=1)

You could claim the Nebelwerfer as an ASW rocket launcher.

Another approach would be to get a Wirbelwind and an Ostwind: that way you have a 37mm and a quad 20mm, both in naval-looking open turrets.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Army of One on May 09, 2015, 03:46:56 am
Thorvic.....some great ideas there....I had in mind an early missile boat with some surplus rocket/glider bombs from an Fw200 kit....Henschel weapons I think...problem be guiding them from the ship, I guess range be very limited. I had thought of towing one of those contraptions the U-boars had for looking at/over the horizon....give it a bit more range or at least keep the boat out of small/medium calibre gun range......or have something like a sea plane to guide them/spot...don't know really as ships ain't my strong point. A launcher rail n blast plate so they fire slightly out or a  rotating rail like a sea plane uses from a battleship..? I undwrtand reloading the rail on a bucking ship may not be easy but I don't think multiple rails is viable....
Weaver....great little set....how much is that.....?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on May 09, 2015, 03:58:02 am
Thorvic.....some great ideas there....I had in mind an early missile boat with some surplus rocket/glider bombs from an Fw200 kit....Henschel weapons I think...problem be guiding them from the ship, I guess range be very limited. I had thought of towing one of those contraptions the U-boars had for looking at/over the horizon....give it a bit more range or at least keep the boat out of small/medium calibre gun range......or have something like a sea plane to guide them/spot...don't know really as ships ain't my strong point. A launcher rail n blast plate so they fire slightly out or a  rotating rail like a sea plane uses from a battleship..? I undwrtand reloading the rail on a bucking ship may not be easy but I don't think multiple rails is viable....
Weaver....great little set....how much is that.....?

£12-£15 new, but I think it might be OOP at the moment. Quite common and cheaper on Ebay of course.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Steel Penguin on May 09, 2015, 04:07:48 am
a gallon of PVA glue ( cost / volume wise you cant go wrong)   and a set of Tamiya British paratroops on bicycles, and a set of British paratroops on folding motorcycles  ( yay welbiles  :thumbsup: )    I didn't know Tamiya did em
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 09, 2015, 05:27:25 am
E-Boat was a nice surprise for you mate, like the ideas as well  :thumbsup: What on earth are all those sockets for ???  :blink:

Got the Airfix Dog Fight Double boxing of the Do 17 and Defiant. Had an idea for both and my local WH Smiths had it in stock  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Army of One on May 09, 2015, 06:36:25 am
E-Boat was a nice surprise for you mate, like the ideas as well  :thumbsup: What on earth are all those sockets for ???  :blink:

Got the Airfix Dog Fight Double boxing of the Do 17 and Defiant. Had an idea for both and my local WH Smiths had it in stock  :thumbsup:


Ah......I'm sure the locker was an office in a previous life...we inherited the nick of some other dept.....handy for phone charging.....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on May 09, 2015, 06:59:21 am
E-Boat was a nice surprise for you mate, like the ideas as well  :thumbsup: What on earth are all those sockets for ???  :blink:

Phone Charger, radio charger, taser charger, hair dryers for dealing with helmet hair  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on May 09, 2015, 08:50:09 am
 :rolleyes: :wacko: :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on May 09, 2015, 09:42:43 am
hair dryers for dealing with helmet hair  ;D

Yeah vain buggers these diplomatic protection squad types  ;D ;D

Any way via ebay (spotted by Thovic).
Warp models Earth force Omega class destroyer from Babylon 5.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Green Dragon on May 10, 2015, 01:27:06 am
Hope the resin is better on your Omega than the stuff they used on a Shadow Ship I did for mate of mine. Was cleaning it up when several voids appeared that were filled with powdered resin. Had to clean them out and used a LOT of filler.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on May 10, 2015, 03:05:48 am
Hope the resin is better on your Omega than the stuff they used on a Shadow Ship I did for mate of mine. Was cleaning it up when several voids appeared that were filled with powdered resin. Had to clean them out and used a LOT of filler.

Paul Harrison
Thanks for the heads up. Ill keep my eyes open when I get around to trying to build it.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on May 10, 2015, 08:09:51 pm
From Modelnerds.  Both 1/72;

A bagged Hasegawa Harrier GR1 to be whiffed into a Non VSTOL Harrier A or Harrier C (depending on if I can be bothered to fit a hook.
A Revell Messerchmitt BF110 E-1 to be whiffed into an Asymmetric heavy fighter.  This looked very crude and a bit of digging on the interweb has revealed (despite Revell's claims on the instructions to the contrary) that it was originally a Frog kit from 1968.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 10, 2015, 11:46:41 pm
An 1:72 Matchbox F-86A from ebay - minimum bid, noone wanted it (except for me, of course  ;D).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on May 11, 2015, 04:33:40 am
Just arrived today from Airfix

1 x 1/72 Spitfire PRXIX
1 x 1/72 Spitfire Mk 22

1 cutting mat

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Squizzaa on May 11, 2015, 03:38:55 pm
EBay goodies waiting when I got home.

1 x 1/72 Airfix Rotodyne. Now I have 2 :)
1 x 1/75 Airfix Strikemaster. An older boxing I think, in a quite small box.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 12, 2015, 12:52:24 am
Another good ev!lbay deal: an Italeri F-51D in 1:72.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on May 12, 2015, 03:11:28 am
...1/72 Airfix Rotodyne...

Oooh, i'm jealous.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: ericr on May 12, 2015, 03:54:17 am

erm, does this apply?

well, it is a model of an aircraft, quite whiffed in itself, and it is in my stash :
it's just I don't yet know exactly what I will do with/to it ... paint it blue?

(http://pmcdn.priceminister.com/photo/1003554292.jpg)

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 12, 2015, 04:59:06 am
I'd leave that well alone.  Looks like a novelty drink bottle of some kind and the stand is the glasses.  That could be worth a few bob.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on May 12, 2015, 06:12:12 am
Another ebay win

1 x 1/72 Israeli E-2C Hawkeye decals by SKY Probably going to go onto a Hawkeye 2000 that I still have to buy

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Squizzaa on May 12, 2015, 03:36:05 pm
...1/72 Airfix Rotodyne...

Oooh, i'm jealous.



Hehe. I'm always on the lookout for the Rotodyne kit. so hope to get more eventually.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: ericr on May 12, 2015, 03:56:07 pm
I'd leave that well alone.  Looks like a novelty drink bottle of some kind and the stand is the glasses.  That could be worth a few bob.

do you mean that the nest is to use it as a bottle filled with appropriate liquor?
ah well, why not  ;D

But the color is not so cute : it could be painted with a livery of some airline ...

or with the famous Calder pattern for a Branniff DC8 :  :rolleyes:

(http://blogmedia.designpublic.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/jet-calder-plane-braniff.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: major on May 12, 2015, 06:09:06 pm
Arrived in my 20 euro 'Lucky bag', from Poland. (Never know what's going to be in 'em!)

1 x 1/72 'Frogsk'i Hunter, (will also be an IAC two seater, thanks to HoE!) :thumbsup:
1 x 1/100 Turbolet L410.

And what i thought was 1 x 1/40 Aerial missile (Helicopter), AKA, Cessna CH-1 Skyhook.
but, turns out, there is three (almost) complete kits in the box. One part started, with all the bits to finish. One complete, unstarted, and the third, just missing the canopies.
And a couple of mags. (all in polish though!)

(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w539/Major1356/DSC_0483_zps9hw1ekty.jpg) (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/Major1356/media/DSC_0483_zps9hw1ekty.jpg.html)

(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w539/Major1356/DSC_0488_zpssowxikvf.jpg) (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/Major1356/media/DSC_0488_zpssowxikvf.jpg.html)

Now, What to do with all those missiles?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 12, 2015, 10:57:31 pm
But the color is not so cute : it could be painted with a livery of some airline ...

or with the famous Calder pattern for a Branniff DC8 :  :rolleyes:

(http://blogmedia.designpublic.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/jet-calder-plane-braniff.jpg)


Thanks ericr, that's reminded me I have a decal sheet for the Calder DC8 and a Minicraft -62 allocated for just that purpose. ANOTHER one I really should get done!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Squizzaa on May 13, 2015, 03:47:46 pm
Another from EBay

1 x 1/72 Monogram F-16XL. Had been looking for one of these for months
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: TallEng on May 15, 2015, 01:53:02 pm
From the Airfix VE Day offers 2x Spitfire F.22 with 'free' Spitfire PR.19's
And in 1/48th one Spitfire PR.19 with 'Free' Seafire FR.46/47 (which incidentally contains
All the bits to build a Spitfire F.22/24) :thumbsup:

Regards
Keith


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 16, 2015, 03:46:47 am
A 1:72 Matchbox Lysander, as "Revell Classic Kit" reboxing. For the stash, no plan (yet) - maybe skis or floats...?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Hobbes on May 16, 2015, 03:56:47 am
Well, if you fancy something unusual, you could build the P.12 Delanne version:

(http://travelforaircraft.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/blog-p_dot_12-lysander-delanne-6215513724_007f4fed88_o.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 16, 2015, 05:10:39 am
A 1:72 Matchbox Lysander, as "Revell Classic Kit" reboxing. For the stash, no plan (yet) - maybe skis or floats...?

Now a Swedish example with floats would look good
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on May 16, 2015, 06:26:43 am
 No need for floats.  Just sealing the bottom of the spats should provide enough buoyancy... ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 16, 2015, 06:56:16 am
Yes, maybe something scandinavian was a thought here, too. Maybe Norway - or make a crop duster from it (what actually happened after WWII).  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 16, 2015, 09:19:04 am
From Uncle Frank:

AZ NA P51C Mustang (RAF boxing)
Xtradecal 6 Sqn decal sheet.

Need to remember where that Frog Canberra is now...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Flyer on May 16, 2015, 09:58:07 am

Cessna CH-1 Skyhook


Cool! :mellow: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: sandiego89 on May 16, 2015, 02:41:30 pm
Hey Europe has a new multi-role combat aircraft!!!!  Must be true- the box clearly says "new"!  ;)  

At my local airshow today (Military Aircraft Museum, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA) spotted these on a vendors table.  Could not pass up the prices on these- the MRCA was the big purchase for $4 US, the Phantom was $3, the P-39 a mere $2, so $9 total- the same amount I spent on a bratwurst at the show!

An yes the show was great again- A Me-262 and a Mosquito (among others) flying 30 minutes from my house? you bet I went.  

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa360/sandiego89/DSCF0386_zpsy54dd9ya.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on May 16, 2015, 02:47:12 pm
Arrived during the week, all 1/72, off ebay store and auction. From a Portuguese resin products company called FBminis, F-16ADF conversion set.

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah318/rui_reis2/IMG_08521.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/rui_reis2/media/IMG_08521.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 16, 2015, 03:17:29 pm
That "Tamiya" F18 won't be the quality you may be expecting!  It's the Italeri tooling - they have/had an agreement with Italeri to rebox the latter's kits for the Japanese market and some of them have escaped into the wild.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on May 16, 2015, 04:08:27 pm
That "Tamiya" F18 won't be the quality you may be expecting!  It's the Italeri tooling - they have/had an agreement with Italeri to rebox the latter's kits for the Japanese market and some of them have escaped into the wild.

I'd already read about it in reviews, it seems that quite a few of Italeri's kits were sold on tamiya's boxes. But in fact, i really wanted it more for the weapons, specially the slam-ers, which are hard to find in 1/72, but the kit itself is useful, it's probably going to end up with different wings...  :wacko:
But thanks for the warning anyway, might not have known about it, reviews were hard to find. :thumbsup:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on May 16, 2015, 10:31:46 pm
Italeri 1/72 Mig 29 reboxed as Tamiya is one of the best in that scale apparently.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Radish on May 17, 2015, 12:32:21 am
The Italeri kits in Tamiya boxings are often less expensive that the original Italeri boxing.

Yesterday I bought an Italeri (Tamiya box) Tornado F.3
2 x Airfix BP Defiant.
All 1/72nd of course.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Steel Penguin on May 17, 2015, 02:17:04 am
went to the triples wargames show in Sheffield yesterday so more lead in the pile
from Black Scorpion   3 packs of lady pirates and 2 packs of elven ones
from ground zero games 3 transport starships,
from northumbriantinsoldier  the 5  teddy bear characters they do  ( I have no idea what there for, I just thought they were so out there, I had to get them)
fromsteam forged 3 of the guild ball mascots, the raven  the sea otter and the cat,  for wizards familiers and stuff
crooked dice   the scientific advisors pack ( not lady unit chars from the matt smith cyber / female master episodes)
Empress miniatures, 4 packs of modern New Zealander's    from the Afghanistan range they do, but perfect for UNIT and near future games
Mrs Steel Penguin got 4 of the 4ground fantasy houses,  and more dice
so a reasonably good day 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on May 17, 2015, 02:27:29 am
The Italeri kits in Tamiya boxings are often less expensive that the original Italeri boxing.

That's the main reason why i bought the Tamiya boxed kit, it cost me 10£, shipping included, while the cheapest Italeri i've found was around 18£...
I've had the Mig-29 back in the early 90's in my first incursion into the modelling world so i'll probably get one in the near future just for the trip down memory lane... that along with a Hasegawa EA-6 Growler, Esci Montana ANG F-16 and another of Italeri's old kits, the F-14A Plus, that's all i had before BMX bikes came along...  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on May 17, 2015, 04:35:21 am
Just got back from the Middelkerke Modelshow  :mellow:
and i brought i nice set of kits, decals and accesories  :thumbsup:

-Revell 1/144 F-16C Fighting Falcon
-Revell 1/144 F/A-18E Super Hornet
-PM Model 1/72 Hawker Sea Fury T.20
-3 sets of Retrokit 1/144 Conformal Fuel Tanks for Revell F-16C's
-1 set of RetroKit 1/144 Belgian Alpha Jet decals
-JBR Decals 1/144 "Fishbeds of the World: part II"

also got some masking tape and 2 sheets of polystyrofoam (for a future diorama project).
after doing the show and 3 stores, still havent found another revell A330 for tanker conversion  :-\
guess i will have to put that on the "online order list".
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 17, 2015, 07:20:14 am
From Uncle Frank:

AZ NA P51C Mustang (RAF boxing)

What's it like Lee ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 17, 2015, 08:01:02 am
A Matchbox Privateer.

Spontaneous, for parts donations, because I threw the original concept for the next project over board - historical facts call for different transplantations...  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on May 17, 2015, 11:34:39 am
From Hannants:

Hasegawa 1/72nd F-106A Delta Dart (discounted to £8)
Pavla 1/72nd MB Mk.8 ejector seat
Montex 1/72nd cockpit mask for the Hobbyboss Sea Hawk

The bang seat is going in the Sea Hawk too, since it's one that got upgraded in the late 1970s.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 17, 2015, 07:54:03 pm
From Uncle Frank:

AZ NA P51C Mustang (RAF boxing)

What's it like Lee ?


Very nice.  Could do with locator pins but probably the nicest B/C yet.  Although something about the tail bothers me.  Can't put me finger on it.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Leading Observer on May 18, 2015, 10:06:37 am
From Hannants Sword Banner AEW 3 and Bronco BV P178 and from Airfix the Lancaster B.II and Bomber 're-supply kits due to the discounted VE Day offer
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on May 18, 2015, 01:35:14 pm
From Airfix's VE Day sale:

2 x 1/72nd LCVP
2 x 1/72nd LCM + Sherman

Some if not all of those for sci-fi projects.

Also got a bunch of other stuff, but that's for buy-to-sell.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on May 18, 2015, 08:08:50 pm
Won on eBAY,
1/72 Mig-23PD this is the one with two lift jets , Mig-21 style wings and shock cone air intakes. Looks more Mirage than a Mig.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on May 19, 2015, 02:11:07 am
Won on eBAY,
1/72 Mig-23PD this is the one with two lift jets , Mig-21 style wings and shock cone air intakes. Looks more Mirage than a Mig.

That sounds good. Who makes it please?

I'm tracking a delivery of some Evil-Bay purchases via the Aus Post website.  Strange thing is they seem to be getting further away from me...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on May 19, 2015, 06:35:53 am
Won on eBAY,
1/72 Mig-23PD this is the one with two lift jets , Mig-21 style wings and shock cone air intakes. Looks more Mirage than a Mig.

That sounds good. Who makes it please?

I'm tracking a delivery of some Evil-Bay purchases via the Aus Post website.  Strange thing is they seem to be getting further away from me...
ArtModel is the manufacturer.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on May 19, 2015, 06:42:40 am
I was after the 1/72 Grumman Tracker on eBay but lost out so I got the winning bid on the Lockheed Neptune instead. I'll see if the Neptune is a better fit with the Hawkeye Rotodome on the upper fuselage.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on May 19, 2015, 09:13:53 am
Off eBay 1/76 resin Supercat MK2 6x6 ATMP

(can't help thinking it would look good in one of Weavers Antarctic dioramas  ;) )
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Green Dragon on May 19, 2015, 09:20:32 am
Couldn't resist the Airfix V E Day offers so got the following:-
Bomber re-supply set & Lancaster B.II bundle
C-47 Skytrain (want to do this as Tropical Tilly from The Thing From Another World but don't think there are any decals in 1/72nd)
Sea Harrier F/A.2

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: darthspud on May 19, 2015, 09:53:16 am
Academy 1/72 Hawker Typhoon
Mint condition box, all contents and decals still in inner cellophane
£3 from local charidee shop, bit of a bargain. :thumbsup:

Just got to make time to build it amongst the 4 Eurofighter Typhoons!!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on May 19, 2015, 01:32:11 pm
Encore Models 1/72 Pfalz D.III "Blue Max" - the Roden kit with Cartograf-printed decals to replicate the two machines in the 1966 film. I bought it for the decals as I already have another kit well underway, but will probably build it anyway.

And picked up yesterday, as the postie left a card saying it couldn't be delivered for "postal security reasons" even though I was watching from the lounge: Revell 1/72 Fokker D.VII (the absolutely lovely, fun and cheap old tool) and the 1/48 Fokker Dr.I (which is actually the Eduard kit so will be outstanding). All three will be NZ-registered machines, although the Fokkers will be at earlier points in their life than today.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on May 19, 2015, 01:36:54 pm
Won on eBAY,
1/72 Mig-23PD this is the one with two lift jets , Mig-21 style wings and shock cone air intakes. Looks more Mirage than a Mig.

That sounds good. Who makes it please?

I'm tracking a delivery of some Evil-Bay purchases via the Aus Post website.  Strange thing is they seem to be getting further away from me...
ArtModel is the manufacturer.

I've got a couple of those: it looks like a nice kit. At least one of them might become a Fairey Delta <something> with a bigger, tailless wing and the lift jets deleted, the idea being that it's a straight fighter development of the FD.2.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on May 19, 2015, 01:37:54 pm
Off eBay 1/76 resin Supercat MK2 6x6 ATMP

(can't help thinking it would look good in one of Weavers Antarctic dioramas  ;) )

'kay, my turn: who makes that one Geoff? ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on May 19, 2015, 01:41:11 pm
And picked up yesterday, as the postie left a card saying it couldn't be delivered for "postal security reasons" even though I was watching from the lounge...

Glad to know it's not just here: Royal Mail did that to me on Saturday. Heard the letterbox go, looked down the hall and saw only letters. Went to pick them up ten mins later and there's a "sorry you were out" card in the middle. No knock and no bell (checked it: it works). Got an apology today after a complaint e-mail and three very public tweets... :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 19, 2015, 05:16:49 pm
I've got a couple of those: it looks like a nice kit. At least one of them might become a Fairey Delta <something> with a bigger, tailless wing and the lift jets deleted, the idea being that it's a straight fighter development of the FD.2.

ER103C?  I've a Novo FD2 that I was going to adapt for service, with a plug aft of the cockpit, wing leading edge brought forward with a kink, wingtip missiles and a new radar nose.

Although instead of the Gyron, I'd give it the RR RB106 Thames.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on May 19, 2015, 05:39:26 pm
I've got a couple of those: it looks like a nice kit. At least one of them might become a Fairey Delta <something> with a bigger, tailless wing and the lift jets deleted, the idea being that it's a straight fighter development of the FD.2.

ER103C?  I've a Novo FD2 that I was going to adapt for service, with a plug aft of the cockpit, wing leading edge brought forward with a kink, wingtip missiles and a new radar nose.

Although instead of the Gyron, I'd give it the RR RB106 Thames.

I was thinking of something more made-up than a straight ER103C model, but yeah, something along those lines.

One of the things that amazes me is that there doesn't seem to have been any proposal for the simplest possible Avon-engined operational version. The FD.2 was the same size as a Mirage and the Avon was always more powerful than the ATAR, yet every FD.2-based fighter proposal seems to have started from the premise that the whole thing needed to be redesigned from scratch with a bigger engine.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: seadude on May 19, 2015, 06:54:43 pm
Ordered a second 1/500 scale Space Battleship Yamato kit, but it's the slightly less detailed (and cheaper $49) version. I need the extra guns off it.  :thumbsup:
Also ordered 2 LED lighting kits.
And also ordered one of the following:
http://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Hobby-Scientific-Drilling-Exploring/dp/B0091O16RM/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1432086783&sr=1-1&keywords=chikyu+model+kit

Should recieve everything sometime next week.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on May 19, 2015, 09:57:42 pm
Won on eBAY,
1/72 Mig-23PD this is the one with two lift jets , Mig-21 style wings and shock cone air intakes. Looks more Mirage than a Mig.

That sounds good. Who makes it please?

I'm tracking a delivery of some Evil-Bay purchases via the Aus Post website.  Strange thing is they seem to be getting further away from me...
ArtModel is the manufacturer.

Thanks.

Drill Ship looks good Seadude.

Today I received from Evil-Bay 3 1/72 Matchbox aircraft - A Wessex, a Mystere IV and an A10.  The Mystere and the Warthog still have the cellophane on them.  All have Chinese language instructions.  Got them for the opening bid of $20.
The Wessex i'm thinking of giving to the Sky Pirates with a hatch on both sides an a pair of gunners plus rocket pods.  No idea about the other 2.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 20, 2015, 12:42:59 am
[ArtModel is the manufacturer.
 All have Chinese language instructions.  Got them for the opening bid of $20.


Did they have small tubes of glue in the box ? If so I've had a couple of these boxing's and I'm convinced they are local re-pops ? It's just the glue and the small note in Chinese in the box
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on May 20, 2015, 03:01:20 am
No glue in the opened Wessex and I haven't opened the other 2 yet (and they're not the boxes with the windows in the back so I can't rattle them around for a look).  I usually rip straight into my purchases but for some reason i've hesitated on these.
The seller did mention something about glue in the listing.
The instructions look like they just swapped english text for Chinese.  Which way do the Chinese read?  Right to Left like the Japanese?  Because the assembly steps go from left to right like they would "normally".
Boxes have some Chinese text on the top right corner of the front but other than that look no different to others i've seen except that the print quality is possibly slightly poorer and the card thinner.  The cellophane is folded and stuck rather than shrink wrapped.
Decals (the Wessex ones anyway) look fine and are identical to the non Chinese versions of the lit shown in interweb reviews.
The seller has another Wessex here (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/121650512995?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2648&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT) which someone wants badly.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: seadude on May 20, 2015, 03:35:28 pm
Quote
Drill Ship looks good Seadude.

I bought it cause I wanted to use certain parts to build a offshore defense platform as described in
Post #'s 16 and 18 here:
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,38221.15.html
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Squizzaa on May 20, 2015, 04:17:39 pm
One more Ebay arrival

1 x Tamiya 1/35 SdKfz 250/9
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: seadude on May 20, 2015, 05:29:40 pm
3 more Amazon orders:

Mechanical Chain Base # 2
http://www.tamiya-shop.ca/shop/images/kotobukiya/miscellaneous/b_KOT-25661.jpg
Mechanical Chain Base # 3
http://www.1999.co.jp/itbig05/10057992.jpg
Mechanical Chain Base # 8
http://plamoya.com/bmz_cache/f/f0989f7e6ba0a29445db2276bd801a23.image.484x500.jpg

I want to create a diorama similar to this:   ;D
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/313/9/3/space_battleship_yamato_wip01_by_celsoryuji-d4fo8aq.jpg
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 21, 2015, 12:12:57 am
An ARTModel F8F-2 in 1:72, directly from the Ukraine.
Very nice kit with lots of resin parts, and not too expensive.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 21, 2015, 06:21:06 am
The instructions look like they just swapped english text for Chinese.  Which way do the Chinese read?  Right to Left like the Japanese?  Because the assembly steps go from left to right like they would "normally".
Boxes have some Chinese text on the top right corner of the front but other than that look no different to others i've seen except that the print quality is

Sounds like a couple of the re-pops I've had. Now't wrong with them at all  :thumbsup:

Traditionally Chinese read down the columns and right to left across the page. However sometime in the 50's the Government mandated left to right so to be honest I don't know  :blink: I know a friends wife who is from Hong Kong complains that the menu's in local Chinese restaurants should get their acts together and at least do it the same way. She explains this should be easy as only two families own the lot  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 21, 2015, 06:26:13 am
Eduard 1/72 Weekend edition of the Avia B.534 plus an etch set for the rigging. Looks stunning in the box and a good price. She will be real world.

Also got a Yahu Models "etch" instrument panel for the Airfix Hurricane. Been looking at these and I thought at £2.20 why not ? Anyway apart from thinking I'd ordered a 1/24th one to start with (the front has a large scale picture of the finished panel  :banghead:) it looks good. Basically you get a colour etch instrument panel and separate compass where they have done all the work and stuck the parts together for you rather then do it your self which is the norm. So should just be a straight forward replacement for the plastic part and transfer.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on May 21, 2015, 09:16:54 am
Won on eBAY,
1/72 Mig-23PD this is the one with two lift jets , Mig-21 style wings and shock cone air intakes. Looks more Mirage than a Mig.

That sounds good. Who makes it please?

I'm tracking a delivery of some Evil-Bay purchases via the Aus Post website.  Strange thing is they seem to be getting further away from me...
ArtModel is the manufacturer.

I've got a couple of those: it looks like a nice kit. At least one of them might become a Fairey Delta <something> with a bigger, tailless wing and the lift jets deleted, the idea being that it's a straight fighter development of the FD.2.

A Scott Furlong Predator perhaps ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nick on May 21, 2015, 02:39:59 pm

Today I received from Evil-Bay 3 1/72 Matchbox aircraft - A Wessex, a Mystere IV and an A10.  The Mystere and the Warthog still have the cellophane on them.  All have Chinese language instructions.  Got them for the opening bid of $20.
The Wessex i'm thinking of giving to the Sky Pirates with a hatch on both sides an a pair of gunners plus rocket pods.  No idea about the other 2.


Sounds like they were made in Macau, the Portuguese equivalent of Hong Kong. I got a bunch of Matchbox Hawk 200s from there via Ebay and they came with tiny glue tubes included. I believe these moulds were left behind after Matchbox folded and it took years for Revell to reclaim them but during this time the Macau factory churned out thousands of various kits.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on May 21, 2015, 06:16:05 pm
Filler/putty and a razor saw with mitre block.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on May 21, 2015, 06:40:09 pm
Won on eBAY,
1/72 Mig-23PD this is the one with two lift jets , Mig-21 style wings and shock cone air intakes. Looks more Mirage than a Mig.

That sounds good. Who makes it please?

I'm tracking a delivery of some Evil-Bay purchases via the Aus Post website.  Strange thing is they seem to be getting further away from me...
ArtModel is the manufacturer.

I've got a couple of those: it looks like a nice kit. At least one of them might become a Fairey Delta <something> with a bigger, tailless wing and the lift jets deleted, the idea being that it's a straight fighter development of the FD.2.

A Scott Furlong Predator perhaps ?

A who what?

Just realised I've only got one of the MiG-23PDs. It's Artmodel's Ye-8 that I've got two of.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on May 21, 2015, 11:53:05 pm


I've got a couple of those: it looks like a nice kit. At least one of them might become a Fairey Delta <something> with a bigger, tailless wing and the lift jets deleted, the idea being that it's a straight fighter development of the FD.2.

A Scott Furlong Predator perhaps ?

A who what?

Just realised I've only got one of the MiG-23PDs. It's Artmodel's Ye-8 that I've got two of.

(http://cache2.asset-cache.net/gc/517244893-view-of-the-model-scott-furlong-predator-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=X7WJLa88Cweo9HktRLaNXoSYdW98ve4enTiy03pTHIW7OUpBMJhMPX%2Bpz%2FanZgO3X%2F%2BQzGgVfYRLc%2F4w2XLXfg%3D%3D)

(http://malander.webspace.virginmedia.com/northolt/_wp_generated/wp1a6dddb9_06.jpg)

(http://forum.keypublishing.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=180602&stc=1&d=1263248578)

 :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 22, 2015, 01:13:19 am
Ooooh, the Predator! I'd forgotten all about that, fond memories.  :thumbsup:

Interesting how its landing gear is almost exactly the same as the P.1127 which was being designed around the same time. Methinks ATV had a direct phone line to the Hawker design office!  ;D

Has anyone here done a model of a predator? A mix of FD2, Mirage F1 and Harrier sounds about right.......... ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on May 22, 2015, 02:07:35 am
Celebrated the end of another week by dropping into the local toy shop.  It is expensive but it carries a better range of Airfix than the LHS which never seems to get the new stuff (this is down to the distributor - the toy shop is a franchise and so they get first pick).
I left with a 1/72 Typhoon 1B.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 22, 2015, 02:59:27 am
Celebrated the end of another week by dropping into the local toy shop.  It is expensive but it carries a better range of Airfix than the LHS which never seems to get the new stuff (this is down to the distributor - the toy shop is a franchise and so they get first pick).
I left with a 1/72 Typhoon 1B.


Excellent choice  :thumbsup: You will need another so you can have one ready to go and the other with gun panels open  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Mossie on May 22, 2015, 04:47:25 am
Thanks for posting the pics of the Predator, Geoff, I'd never heard of the series.  A very convincing prop, a quick search shows that it had a motorbike engine fitted so it could even taxi.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on May 22, 2015, 10:44:56 am
1/72 Revell 04628-0389 Lockheed P2V-7 (SP-2H) Neptune, arrived in perfect condition, didn't know that the kit includes a gun turret and alternative stopper for the hole. Decals are for VP-21 Black Jacks U.S.Navy 1968 and the Royal Netherlands Navy 320 Squardon Valkenburg.
Which is the same for the Frog kit except they have Australian decals.

I will build the kit with the Hawkeye Rotodome attached to the upper fuselage, solid nose. Vertical tail chopped but reworked. Turboprop engines used from the Heller Grumman Hawkeye E-2C, similar technique to the previous Neptune 'Vietnam'. Bulge where weapons bay and radar dome would be. Twin wheels on main landing gear.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on May 22, 2015, 06:39:38 pm
Celebrated the end of another week by dropping into the local toy shop.  It is expensive but it carries a better range of Airfix than the LHS which never seems to get the new stuff (this is down to the distributor - the toy shop is a franchise and so they get first pick).
I left with a 1/72 Typhoon 1B.


Excellent choice  :thumbsup: You will need another so you can have one ready to go and the other with gun panels open  ;D

I didn't notice that little detail until I was studying the box while sitting in the car (yes, I did open it and look at the sprues - don't we all?).  My first thought was that they had put pictures of the 1/24 kit on the box by mistake.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Army of One on May 22, 2015, 10:46:12 pm


Sounds like they were made in Macau, the Portuguese equivalent of Hong Kong. I got a bunch of Matchbox Hawk 200s from there via Ebay and they came with tiny glue tubes included. I believe these moulds were left behind after Matchbox folded and it took years for Revell to reclaim them but during this time the Macau factory churned out thousands of various kits.
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Nick.......do you have a link or can you point me in the right direction for a few of these kits please......?  The Hawk 200 that is......
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on May 23, 2015, 04:26:21 am


I've got a couple of those: it looks like a nice kit. At least one of them might become a Fairey Delta <something> with a bigger, tailless wing and the lift jets deleted, the idea being that it's a straight fighter development of the FD.2.

A Scott Furlong Predator perhaps ?

A who what?

Just realised I've only got one of the MiG-23PDs. It's Artmodel's Ye-8 that I've got two of.

(http://cache2.asset-cache.net/gc/517244893-view-of-the-model-scott-furlong-predator-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=X7WJLa88Cweo9HktRLaNXoSYdW98ve4enTiy03pTHIW7OUpBMJhMPX%2Bpz%2FanZgO3X%2F%2BQzGgVfYRLc%2F4w2XLXfg%3D%3D)

(http://malander.webspace.virginmedia.com/northolt/_wp_generated/wp1a6dddb9_06.jpg)

(http://forum.keypublishing.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=180602&stc=1&d=1263248578)

 :wacko:


Wow - thanks for that! I've never even heard of the series. Looks like it's available on DVD (rather expensive, unfortunately): http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Plane-Makers-Volume-DVD/dp/B003TEHBXS?tag=duckduckgo-ffnt-uk-21

Snippet on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU9L-CiSNk0
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 23, 2015, 04:36:45 am

Snippet on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU9L-CiSNk0


 ;D Wymark being as subtle as a bulldozer as usual.

I've had a boss or two like that............  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on May 23, 2015, 05:46:28 am
Looks sort of like a Mirage Balzac doesn't it  --- so what came first, this or the Balzac ?  I've read the original Mirage was inspired by the Fariey Delta II after it was using the French Supersonic range near the Dassault factory
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on May 23, 2015, 07:30:03 am


I've got a couple of those: it looks like a nice kit. At least one of them might become a Fairey Delta <something> with a bigger, tailless wing and the lift jets deleted, the idea being that it's a straight fighter development of the FD.2.

A Scott Furlong Predator perhaps ?

A who what?

Just realised I've only got one of the MiG-23PDs. It's Artmodel's Ye-8 that I've got two of.

(http://cache2.asset-cache.net/gc/517244893-view-of-the-model-scott-furlong-predator-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=X7WJLa88Cweo9HktRLaNXoSYdW98ve4enTiy03pTHIW7OUpBMJhMPX%2Bpz%2FanZgO3X%2F%2BQzGgVfYRLc%2F4w2XLXfg%3D%3D)

(http://malander.webspace.virginmedia.com/northolt/_wp_generated/wp1a6dddb9_06.jpg)

(http://forum.keypublishing.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=180602&stc=1&d=1263248578)

 :wacko:


Wow - thanks for that! I've never even heard of the series. Looks like it's available on DVD (rather expensive, unfortunately): http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Plane-Makers-Volume-DVD/dp/B003TEHBXS?tag=duckduckgo-ffnt-uk-21

Snippet on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU9L-CiSNk0

When you mentioned the FD2 and VTOL i just knew you would love this one.

Certainly makes for an interesting Whiff model as would have period photos to prove its genuine yet still a whiff  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on May 23, 2015, 07:50:28 am

When you mentioned the FD2 and VTOL i just knew you would love this one.

Certainly makes for an interesting Whiff model as would have period photos to prove its genuine yet still a whiff  :thumbsup:


It would certainly make an interesting subject to model Geoff, but my aversion to all these projects that have multiply engines just for VTOL and then haul around the dead weight for 99% of the time, generally get assigned to my ""delete this idea"" pile
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on May 23, 2015, 08:47:10 am
Last year when Sandy (AKA Tojo633) came down to park at my house for the Scottish Airshow he provided me with a NOVO FD2. My plan for it then, and still is, a Scott Furlong Predator in operational markings.
Just do not ask when.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on May 23, 2015, 09:22:27 am
Last year when Sandy (AKA Tojo633) came down to park at my house for the Scottish Airshow he provided me with a NOVO FD2. My plan for it then, and still is, a Scott Furlong Predator in operational markings.
Just do not ask when.

I never knew about that aircraft nor the story behind it, I do have an FD2 in the stash and might just have a go at building one of them, probably on a simmilar time scale to yourself Jim  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on May 23, 2015, 10:48:28 am
3 new kits i got north of the border today  ;D

-Revell 1/144 mig31 foxhound
-Revell 1/144 eurofighter typhoon single seat
-Revell 1/144 airbus a330-300
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 23, 2015, 12:02:54 pm
Last year when Sandy (AKA Tojo633) came down to park at my house for the Scottish Airshow he provided me with a NOVO FD2. My plan for it then, and still is, a Scott Furlong Predator in operational markings.
Just do not ask when.

I think you'll need to fatten it up quite a bit Jim, the Predator is anything but the slim, lissom thing that's the FD2.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on May 23, 2015, 01:12:42 pm
I wasn't expecting to win these two Italeri 1/72 kits on eBay;
MH-53E Sea Dragon
AugustaWestland AW101 Marine One.

The VH-53F springs to mind and the EH101 does look good in Marine decals.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on May 23, 2015, 01:58:25 pm
I wasn't expecting to win these two Italeri 1/72 kits on eBay;
MH-53E Sea Dragon
AugustaWestland AW101 Marine One.

The VH-53F springs to mind and the EH101 does look good in Marine decals.

Hawkeye Models Australia does/did some 'Marine One' CH-53E decals, got a sheet in my stash
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on May 23, 2015, 02:31:33 pm
Going for the green and white colour scheme, just had a look on Google looks impressive.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on May 23, 2015, 03:43:12 pm

When you mentioned the FD2 and VTOL i just knew you would love this one.

Certainly makes for an interesting Whiff model as would have period photos to prove its genuine yet still a whiff  :thumbsup:


Yep - be good for conflusticating JMNs on the stand wouldn't it?  :wacko: Thanks again!  :thumbsup:

Looking at it from a design POV it's pretty good, but I can see three credibility objections:

1. I don't see how the air gets from the intakes to the cruise engine without making an impossibly tight turn either in front of the lift engines or behind them. They should probably have extended the intakes further forwards and claimed the duct ran between the lift engines.

2. There doesn't seem to be a good reason for the single-track undercarriage, other than "well the Kestrel has it". Wing-mounted gear wouldn't be excessively long.

3. The needle nose is clearly based on the FD.2 but would have to be widened for a radar and/or avionics. The nose is the area where the Mirage III is dimensionally most different to the FD.2.


It would certainly make an interesting subject to model Geoff, but my aversion to all these projects that have multiply engines just for VTOL and then haul around the dead weight for 99% of the time, generally get assigned to my ""delete this idea"" pile

Couldn't agree more with the criticism and of course, none of these ideas ever entered service for exactly that reason. However since many were built as prototypes, it's certainly credible to model as a whiff alternative to the Mirage IIIV. It's almost surprising that no British project of this ilk ever cut metal as Rolls-Royce were hostile to the (Bristol-engined) Harrier concept and pushed the lift+cruise configuration hard, probably because the prospect of selling nine RR engines per plane had little pound-signs flicking up in their eyes with a "kerchiiiiing" sound.....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Mossie on May 24, 2015, 03:07:20 am
Just out of interest, I checked up on the serial.  In real life it belonged to a Shelduck drone.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on May 24, 2015, 03:25:45 am
Back from the Ballarat NNL.  There's nothing quite like a car focussed model show for buying non-car kits cheaply.

I got, in 1/72 for very little cash the following;
Frogspawn GAL Hotspur glider - just begging for a Porco Rosso style strut mounted engine.
Airfix Viggen - Started (fuselage glue bombed) with no clear parts but decals and weapons are there and it's good for parts.
Airfix Do 217E/Me 328 Mistel - No ideas for this but the Messerschmitt is a nice shape (although it's ex PM and is by all accounts horrible) and I can't have too many old school Airfix (yay rivets!).
Airfix RAF Air Sea Rescue Launch - Could be just the thing for civilianising as a fast cabin cruiser or scaleoramaing to a 1/25 open class race boat with an Allison V1710.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 24, 2015, 07:03:45 am
Back from the Ballarat NNL.  There's nothing quite like a car focussed model show for buying non-car kits cheaply.


Had the same experience at the Sutton show last year. It's a very small show which is 90% armour/figures show and some of the aviation bargains were  :thumbsup: Will be going this year
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nick on May 24, 2015, 01:11:02 pm
Nick.......do you have a link or can you point me in the right direction for a few of these kits please......?  The Hawk 200 that is......

I wish I did. This was about 10 years ago and they are now the same as rocking horse turds. I really want some Italeri T-45 Goshawks but they are even harder to find.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 25, 2015, 02:18:54 am
Two more Ginas: one Revell G-91R in Portuguese Tiger Meet colors, and another Matchbox G-91Y, the latter at a really reasonable price.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 25, 2015, 07:53:19 am
finally been able to add a 1/72 airfix F-5A to the stash. Liberian markings methinky! :) cheers Richard!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on May 25, 2015, 08:52:06 am
i got a gift from a Dutch friend who visited here over the weekend while i was gone  :mellow:

a pair of 1/72 aluminium casted Douglas DC-3 Dakota's  :o :thumbsup:

they look great, he casts them himself, i already got a Sud Caravelle, Lockheed Constelation and a Fokker G.1 over the past few years.
the new dakota's will look great beside them  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 26, 2015, 07:01:27 am
That sounds really interesting Nils. Do you paint them or let them get that Aluminium Oxide colour ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on May 26, 2015, 08:24:42 am
That sounds really interesting Nils. Do you paint them or let them get that Aluminium Oxide colour ?
i would give them a layer of Revell 99 (Aluminuim) paint, just for the better effect  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Radish on May 27, 2015, 03:13:46 pm
3 x 1/72nd Tamiya (Italeri) Tornado ADV F.3.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: VickersVandal on May 27, 2015, 07:52:43 pm
Foolishly bought the PM Models F-16 (http://www.kitreview.com/reviews/f16pmreviewbg_1.htm) because it was cheap.
Opened it, immediately regretted the purchase and decided the only solution is to do something silly with it. Stay tuned.....  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 28, 2015, 12:40:33 am
Accidently won an ebay auction for a Matchbox Sea Harrier sans decals...  :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 28, 2015, 01:06:00 am
Accidently won an ebay auction for a Matchbox Sea Harrier sans decals...  :blink:

How do you 'accidently' win an auction?  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on May 28, 2015, 01:40:53 am
You stick in a bid at the opening amount because it's cheap and no-one else appears to have bid and then you forget about it until you get the e-mail telling you you've "won".

Happens all the time ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 28, 2015, 01:42:51 am
Placing a bid out of impulse, regretting it, and noone else wanted it... was/remained cheap, though, and it might end up as a vaguely planned de-VTOL-ized Harrier derivative.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on May 28, 2015, 10:59:46 am
just ordered some new stash additions online from the usual place  :mellow:

-Airfix 1/144 Vickers Vanguard
-Academy 1/144 MIG-29A
-Italeri 1/72 AB412 Carabineiri
-Trumpeter 1/144 F-16B/D Fighting Falcon
-Revell 1/72 Agusta A109K2
-Revell 1/144 Rafale-M
-Revell 1/144 MIG-29A "The Swifts"
-Revell 1/142 Fishing Trawler
-Revell 1/144 MIG-25 Foxbat

i was planning on ordering the 1/72 Su-27SM, but seemed a bit pricey at 25 euro's (can get the trumpeter version cheaper localy).
could get it cheaper in local stores once the kit is in full circulation.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on May 28, 2015, 08:02:07 pm
Airfix 1/72 Bloodhound, Landie, launcher & trailer waiting for me at the post office.  This was an accidental evil-bay win.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on May 29, 2015, 11:52:29 am
You stick in a bid at the opening amount because it's cheap and no-one else appears to have bid and then you forget about it until you get the e-mail telling you you've "won".

Happens all the time ;D
Or someone sticks 50p at the last minute. I hope whoever enjoys their 1/72 Formaplane BAe Nimrod MR.1 and Historic Wings resin conversion MR. 2P. :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on May 29, 2015, 04:22:24 pm
Given the way Evil-Bay works they might have stuck in $1000 at the last minute.  It just looks like they only stuck in the minimum because the winner only pays one increment more than the second highest bid.  That's one of the ways they get you hooked.
It still sucks though.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on May 31, 2015, 07:24:26 am
Won on eBay,
1/25 AMT Vantasy (Deora) campervan
1/72 Italeri AC-119K gunship, wings and twin tail boom to go on the Neptune/Proteus.
1/72 Heller Lockheed EC-121 Warning Star, broken/missing propellers. Upper radar dome to be Whiffed with Rotodome from the Hawkeye kit.
Engines to be changed to turboprops, vertical tail fin from the Neptune, leftover parts from the Atlantic kit-ASW/Special Mission MC-121A
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 31, 2015, 09:30:16 am
been able to buy the following.....

1/35 Merit International X-Craft [as used by the Royal Navy to attack Tirpitz]

I think that its ripe for conversion to something Commander Bond would use...... :)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on June 01, 2015, 12:30:28 pm
1/72 Airfix Valiant
1/72 Frog/Novo Gannet and vacform AEW conversion set.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on June 01, 2015, 03:23:32 pm
1964 Buick Riviera built promo from an old collection via eBay.

Poorly sprayed black and the worst case of vinyl tire 'melt' I've ever seen.   :-\
The wheel inners were unpainted so they are half gone and the melted plastic
has actually run down and coated the tires.  :blink:

But none of that matters as it was purchased for the body and will be crossed with
the AMT '65 Riviera, and other parts, to replicate what I wanted to do with my '64.
Alas I had neither the time nor the money so the car was sold on after the engine
went TU.  :banghead:

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Old Wombat on June 02, 2015, 06:28:34 am
I don't usually mention my purchases but today I bought a 1/72nd Revell Arado AR. (E) 555 for the stash. :thumbsup:

I have come to the realisation that, whether you be aircraft, armour or even ship whif modeller, if you don't have an Ar. 555 in the collection, you're just pretending! :blink:

Ideas are forming, which I'll have to write down, soon, in case ... because I'll forget before I get around to it. :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on June 02, 2015, 11:56:39 am
Had one of those, works well with a B-29.

1/72 Italeri C-130J  (not the stretch version)
1/72 Frog Avro Shackleton MR3 with spare parts

I did a test run with the engines from a MR3 on the wings of a C-130, but might end up on the MC-121A Constellation instead. Will fit the wings from the Neptune to the Shackleton and the vertical tail fin.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 02, 2015, 03:45:21 pm
I take it that the Frog Shack was from ebay?  I was bidding on that too!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on June 02, 2015, 06:42:25 pm
Arrived today from belgium, Hasegawa 1/72 Grumman F9F-8 Cougar, maybe to become the first Portuguese navy jet... :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on June 03, 2015, 05:40:15 am
I take it that the Frog Shack was from ebay?  I was bidding on that too!
Yes it was.
Its going to become a twin engined , single vertical tail fin Shackleton using the Neptune wings and the Neptune will gets the Shackleton wings and twin tail
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Knightflyer on June 03, 2015, 06:51:16 am
I take it that the Frog Shack was from ebay?  I was bidding on that too!
Yes it was.
Its going to become a twin engined , single vertical tail fin Shackleton using the Neptune wings and the Neptune will gets the Shackleton wings and twin tail

How much did it go for ....I'm usually watching them as well ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: VickersVandal on June 03, 2015, 07:06:49 am
Great snakes! Mail arrived today:

http://www.insigniamag.com/cd001_show.jpg
and
http://www.insigniamag.com/cd002_show.jpg
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on June 03, 2015, 07:36:47 am
I take it that the Frog Shack was from ebay?  I was bidding on that too!
Yes it was.
Its going to become a twin engined , single vertical tail fin Shackleton using the Neptune wings and the Neptune will gets the Shackleton wings and twin tail

How much did it go for ....I'm usually watching them as well ?
£28.75
There's another Frog Shackleton kit on there as well.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: piko1 on June 03, 2015, 08:44:40 am
big bad wolf ah i mean Junkers Ju290 A-7 REVELL 1/72
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on June 03, 2015, 09:06:51 am
just ordered some new stash additions online from the usual place  :mellow:

-Airfix 1/144 Vickers Vanguard
-Academy 1/144 MIG-29A
-Italeri 1/72 AB412 Carabineiri
-Trumpeter 1/144 F-16B/D Fighting Falcon
-Revell 1/72 Agusta A109K2
-Revell 1/144 Rafale-M
-Revell 1/144 MIG-29A "The Swifts"
-Revell 1/142 Fishing Trawler
-Revell 1/144 MIG-25 Foxbat

i was planning on ordering the 1/72 Su-27SM, but seemed a bit pricey at 25 euro's (can get the trumpeter version cheaper localy).
could get it cheaper in local stores once the kit is in full circulation.

arrived today  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: piko1 on June 03, 2015, 09:50:06 am
Nils the Revell  Su-27SM is the perfect Su-27 of Zvezda and the Zvezda one is with begemot decals the price is around 14 euros
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: seadude on June 03, 2015, 10:29:02 am
Picked up from the Post Office today for use with my 1/500 Space Battleship Yamato I'm currently building:

Mechanical Chain Base # 3   Though the missile trailer is a bit too large to use. I'll have to scratchbuild a smaller one.
(http://www.1999.co.jp/itbig05/10057992.jpg)

Also recieved:
http://freetimehobbies.com/1-700-eduard-photo-etch-naval-figures-painted-pe/?page_context=category&faceted_search=0
http://freetimehobbies.com/1-700-black-dog-transport-containers-with-staff-figures/?page_context=category&faceted_search=0

But the Black Dog transport containers w/ figures was a mistake.  :banghead: I thought the containers would be resin parts, but they're not. They're photoetch that you have to bend.  :banghead: Forget it. I'm not using them. I'll donate the Black Dog product to my local model club charity auction next week instead.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 04, 2015, 12:32:20 am
On ebay: a dead cheap Academy/Minicraft 1:144 B-58 (lends itself to a scale-o-rama conversion...) and an 1:72 Emhar F-94C.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on June 05, 2015, 07:48:19 am
Another Heller 1/72 Grumman E-2C Hawkeye
1/72 Shin Meiwa PS-1/US-1
If I use the Attack Squardon 72036 correction set for the C-130J engines, nacelles and spinners. I can use the propellers from the Italeri C-130J to create a ES-2K AEW & C  "Sea Lion" amphibious aircraft. I'll use some of the parts supplied by Gondor as well.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Steel Penguin on June 05, 2015, 08:39:40 am
just back from HLBS / Parabellum  in Brum, and resin heavier   a Stalwart a fox and 3 BV206  in 1:48 and resin
and then a look round the museum of the Jewellery quarter as well  :thumbsup:  lovely afternoon.
 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: hamsandwich on June 05, 2015, 09:14:40 am
4 Tonka starter kits from LHS
Thinking German, Japanese, Canadain and indian
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on June 05, 2015, 10:18:55 am
In the post today a find by Thorvic for me

1 x 1/72 Airfix TAV-8B/T10 Harrier

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nick on June 05, 2015, 10:33:01 am
The Evil Kit-Finder General (aka Thorvic) was kind enough to send me a 1/72 Italeri T-45 Goshawk.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Rheged on June 06, 2015, 01:40:18 pm
I've just been presented with a Revell 1:1200 scale Titanic as part of a birthday  present.  I can visualise a dazzle painted WW1 trooper, a depot ship in Scapa Flow or even a mid-1920's Armed Merchant Cruiser with a catapult on the stern and a couple  of CMBs on the lifeboat davits.  There may possibly be a back-story ready in time for the Civilianise/Militarise it GB,  but no model.

If anyone wishes to use  this concept  themselves, please accept it as a present from me!!! 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 06, 2015, 04:57:17 pm
More believable if it was a fourth Olympic class ship, ordered to replace Titanic.

Incidentally, the second White Star liner to be named Oceanic - for which the keel had been laid in Belfast in the early 30s and was their answer to the as then unfinished Cunard Queen Mary - was the fourth Olympic class ship, although largely modified externally.  There's built models elsewhere on t'nterweb.  Not as visually aesthetic as Olympic or Titanic though.

My fourth Olympic would have been named Oceanic and was to have been an aircraft carrier conversion towards the end of WW1.  I did plan on using a 700th Titanic for the hull and a Graf Zeppelin or similar carrier in 700th for the deck and a fair bit else.

Oh, kits.

Ebay - enough Airfix Dalek spares to build a pair of Daleks.

From the show during today's set up - two Heller Spitfire XVIes.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 07, 2015, 10:00:36 am
added to the stash.....

2x AH-1G of eastern European origin and rude not to buy at £3.49 each......  ;D
1 Academy F-18A VMFA-232 'Red Devils' [I have enough of the base kit its just this new CAG scheme said 'buy me!' so I did!]
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Chris Payne on June 07, 2015, 12:04:46 pm
Back from the North show with a couple of new additions to the stash.

Aires 1/48 Mitsubishi F-2A/F-2B wheel bays (2x sets)
CMK 1/48 F-16I Sufa conversion set.
Hasegawa 1/72 Lockheed P-3C Orion
Hasegawa 1/48 British Phantom FG.1 '111 Squadron Black Mike'
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on June 08, 2015, 12:11:51 am
A few additions this week mostly in the form of 1/72 egg beaters  ;D

One off Hannants, 1 off Ebay and the last 3 from A1 Models which I visited on a ride out yesterday  :thumbsup:
Italeri AH-1/AB-47
Airfix Super Jolly Green Giant
Italeri Super Sea Stallion
Italeri Super Puma
Airfix TAV-8B/T10 Harrier II

I have a Fujimi Sea Stallion on its way from North America that PhilP manged to sort for us  :thumbsup:, and I've just ordered that new SA365 N2 Dauphin 2 off eBay that Dream Model have produced.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on June 08, 2015, 02:20:16 am
From the Australian Model Expo.  Mostly from the swamp & smell <takes deep breath>
1/24
Monogram Chevelle High Roller
Monogram '66 Chevy Malibu Street Rat
1/72
Smer LeO 451
Hobby Boss Zlin Z42-M
A Model Yak 38-U (no decals)
MPM Spitfire Mk XVIII
Special Hobby Blohm & Voss P.194
Matchbox Lysander
KP Mig 21 + etch & bang seat
Airfix TSR2MS (Yes Glenn, I did weaken and go back - but it was 1/2 price)
Airfix Mig 21
Airfix Grumman Duck
Airfix Harrier GR-3
Airfix Beaufighter TF.X
Airfix Cessna O-1 Bird Dog
Airfix S.A. Bulldog (blister pack - now that takes me right back)
Hasegawa US Pilot Ground Crew set (mainly for the crew van)
Bandai Space Battleship Yamato Cosmo Falcon
And last but definitely not least a Monogram RB-36H.

That should keep me busy for a while.
I missed out by mere seconds on a Matchbox Norseman, a Matchbox Wellesley and a Bandai YS-11.  The last one was particularly annoying as they are like hens teeth.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 08, 2015, 02:40:38 am

Airfix TAV-8B/T10 Harrier II


They must be breeding.......... ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on June 08, 2015, 02:57:58 am

Airfix TAV-8B/T10 Harrier II


They must be breeding.......... ;)

They did have another couple on the shelf
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on June 08, 2015, 08:39:04 am
Just arrived home from the Tyneside show.

Gathered over the course of the weekend.................

From The show
Airfix BAC Lightning F-6.
Sword Fairey Gannet AEW-3.
Heller Lockheed F94B Starfire.
Heller Lockheed T-33A (in the same box as the F-94)
Mach2 Martin RB-57F Canberra.
Hasegawa Panavia Tornado F-3.
DB conversions RB-57F. Found by Chris Payne, This is the set with the slightly off scale engines that Kit Spackman used on a certain Meteor............................................

Transferred from Chris Payne's stash to mine.
Three Airfix Old tool Hawk T-1's
Airfix Kaman SH-2F Sea Sprite.
Ecsi Bell UH-1D.
Hasegawa McDD RF-101C Voodoo.
Fujimi M4A1 Sherman.

Transfered from the Wooksta's stash to mine.
RS Models Avia B-135.
Airfix Fairey Swordfish float plane.
Airfix Centurion MBT.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 08, 2015, 02:43:08 pm
MPM Spitfire Mk XVIII

Best of luck with that one.  The whole front end is wrong being a distinct banana shape, the gull wing isn't pronounced enough, the area behind the cockpit is cut away under the canopy when the fuselage should continue (see the far superior Heller 16 and Airfix 22) and the wheels are crap.

Special Hobby Blohm & Voss P.194

Hmm.  Not as refined as the Revell kit but at least the whole pilot nacelle is the right shape and the jet is big enough.  The cockpit could do with some detail and the BMW 801 engine cowling is best replaced with a spare from the Italeri Ju 188.  Fit isn't too bad.

My acquisitions from Wor Show:

2 x Heller Spitfire XVIe
1 Aeroclub Spitfire FRXVIIIe fuselage conversion
1 Frogspawn BAC Canberra B(I)8
1 Ventura Spitfire IXc

From Chris Payne:
Novo Supermarine Attacker

From Kitbasher
1 Academy Spitfire F.XIVc
2 Matchbox Tempests

From Narses
Many Spitfires and Seafires.  Don't want to list them...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 08, 2015, 04:36:16 pm

DB conversions RB-57F. Found by Chris Payne, This is the set with the slightly off scale engines that Kit Spackman used on a certain Meteor............................................


Have you measured the engine's diameter? DB re-issued it later with the correct size engines, but if it IS the original one you could be on a winner!  ;D

I can see those small engines sinking into the silicone rubber already. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on June 09, 2015, 01:10:36 am
MPM Spitfire Mk XVIII

Best of luck with that one.  The whole front end is wrong being a distinct banana shape, the gull wing isn't pronounced enough, the area behind the cockpit is cut away under the canopy when the fuselage should continue (see the far superior Heller 16 and Airfix 22) and the wheels are crap.

Plus the wings appear to be moulded with a sandpaper texture.
I didn't buy it to build a Spitfire (i'm not really sure why I bought it - I think I got a bit carried away) so it's prime whiff fodder then.
Hmmmm, if I don't use them to sand filler then maybe the wings can go onto the Duck fuselage?  A Grummamarine Duckfire...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 09, 2015, 02:49:53 am
don't often get mail from the Czech Republic but did yesterday!

my profound thanks to the sender of an envelope of assorted harrier spares.

 :cheers: :drink: :party: :bow: :thumbsup: :wub:

most helpful.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on June 09, 2015, 05:09:40 am
Sparriers ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on June 09, 2015, 05:49:22 am
That sounds a bit spary to me!  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 09, 2015, 06:47:22 am
Back from the Northern show and managed to squeeze a couple of kits in for myself. Bit of a struggle getting them home however as I did have a lot for others *

Anyway my haul

Airfix 1/72 DH.88 Comet for the Mil/Civil - Civil/Mil GB. Will be an RAF PR aircraft circa BoB period. Probably build her as a PR trainer rather then an operational type. Something for the pilots to cut their photographic teeth on.

KP 1/72 Mustang Mk III "Malcolm Hood". Got this on The Wooksta's recommendation and it is very nice  :thumbsup:

Mister Craft 1/72 PZL-37B Los II and PZL P7a (Polish boxing). These are repops and will need some cleaning up but they look nice in the box. Plus they were cheap - £2.95 and £5.95. The Los will probably be Bulgarian pre their entry into the war and the P7a probably Lithuanian/Latvian/Estonian ?

*

Now this is a serious point. I'm afraid I'm not in a position to bring loads of kits back from show purchases for others now lads. I will bring a max of 2 back but that's it. I had a lot of kits to bring back on Monday and perhaps people forget I travel by public transport. I spent 7 hours getting home yesterday by 4 trains, 1 bus and two long walks with a load of kits plus a very heavy luggage bag. I'd been away for 10 days and I'd also picked up some belated birthday gifts. On getting home I was absolutely "creamed", indeed I felt quite rough and I still do now.

I'm sorry about this but I really just can't do it anymore. Please don't feel offended if I've brought stuff back for you in the past as I've always been happy to but I'm afraid I just can't do it physically anymore.

Apologies

Chris

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 09, 2015, 08:20:00 am
Sparriers ?

talk with you on FB captain for a short while but meantime read my blog hereabouts! off home so see yer on FB tomorrow. :)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on June 09, 2015, 11:26:14 am
Back from the Northern show and managed to squeeze a couple of kits in for myself. Bit of a struggle getting them home however as I did have a lot for others *
*

Now this is a serious point. I'm afraid I'm not in a position to bring loads of kits back from show purchases for others now lads. I will bring a max of 2 back but that's it. I had a lot of kits to bring back on Monday and perhaps people forget I travel by public transport. I spent 7 hours getting home yesterday by 4 trains, 1 bus and two long walks with a load of kits plus a very heavy luggage bag. I'd been away for 10 days and I'd also picked up some belated birthday gifts. On getting home I was absolutely "creamed", indeed I felt quite rough and I still do now.

I'm sorry about this but I really just can't do it anymore. Please don't feel offended if I've brought stuff back for you in the past as I've always been happy to but I'm afraid I just can't do it physically anymore.

Apologies

Chris


Act now and buy the new Narses2 action figure:
(http://www.geocities.ws/vortigernstudies/python_patsy.jpg)
It can carry anything - anywhere.
 ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on June 09, 2015, 11:47:07 am
Unexpected win on eBay ,
1/72 Anigrand N.A. F-108 Rapier
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Army of One on June 10, 2015, 06:29:23 am

Act now and buy the new Narses2 action figure:
(http://www.geocities.ws/vortigernstudies/python_patsy.jpg)
It can carry anything - anywhere.
 ;D
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"It's only a model......."

Seriously though...Chris, many thanks for your efforts on my behalf in the past......without them, my stash wouldn't be as big/impressive as it is......never to old to join a gym......I been to one a few times.....I liked it by the tread mills when the girlies were running.....just something to consider.....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 10, 2015, 07:24:59 am

Act now and buy the new Narses2 action figure:
(http://www.geocities.ws/vortigernstudies/python_patsy.jpg)
It can carry anything - anywhere.
 ;D


"It's only a model......."

Seriously though...Chris, many thanks for your efforts on my behalf in the past......without them, my stash wouldn't be as big/impressive as it is......never to old to join a gym......I been to one a few times.....I liked it by the tread mills when the girlies were running.....just something to consider.....
[/quote]

It's the coconuts I like  ;D.....Love it  :bow:

No probs Hank. I think watching girls on a treadmill would definitely mean my blood pressure meds would need to go up  :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

See you Tuesday
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on June 11, 2015, 12:06:35 am
Received from PhilP in the US

Fujimi 1/72 CH-53G Sea Stallion

Strewth when I saw the box I thought it was 1/48th scale  !!! you can get 3 of the Airfix boxing's into a box its size !!! :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 11, 2015, 12:13:30 am
Mister Craft 1/72 PZL-37B Los II and PZL P7a (Polish boxing). These are repops and will need some cleaning up but they look nice in the box. Plus they were cheap - £2.95 and £5.95. The Los will probably be Bulgarian pre their entry into the war and the P7a probably Lithuanian/Latvian/Estonian ?

Turkey is another option: the Los was considered and a serious option, but real life events denied any production or delivery. Also have one in the stash (Ma/istercraft repop, built two many years ago, though), and Bulgaria is my favorite at the moment, too, but with a twist...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: ericr on June 11, 2015, 12:38:57 am

It's the coconuts I like  ;D.....Love it  :bow:


but then where did that swallow come from?

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on June 11, 2015, 01:47:46 am
Tri-Ang R242 catapult launch platform  wagon.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on June 11, 2015, 05:53:37 am
So I finally bit the bullet and ordered some kits from West Coast Hobby.

Sword Lightning T.5
Sword Gannet AEW.3
AZmodels AH-1G Joypack

Excellent price and service, and the dirty bugger even slipped an AZmodels Spitfire XVIe in there for free ! Beautiful decals on that last little kit as well. Thanks Rob !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on June 11, 2015, 06:14:43 am
Mister Craft 1/72 PZL-37B Los II and PZL P7a (Polish boxing). These are repops and will need some cleaning up but they look nice in the box. Plus they were cheap - £2.95 and £5.95. The Los will probably be Bulgarian pre their entry into the war and the P7a probably Lithuanian/Latvian/Estonian ?

Turkey is another option: the Los was considered and a serious option, but real life events denied any production or delivery. Also have one in the stash (Ma/istercraft repop, built two many years ago, though), and Bulgaria is my favorite at the moment, too, but with a twist...

Amazingly, Republican Spain was another potential customer and negotiations had apparently started, although whether this was serious or just another attempt to screw more money out of the Spanish with no intention of actually delivering, is a moot point. It'd make an interested Whiff if you re-wrote history a bit though. I've got one with that in mind, but when I'll get around to it is anyone's guess.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 11, 2015, 06:40:09 am
Mister Craft 1/72 PZL-37B Los II and PZL P7a (Polish boxing). These are repops and will need some cleaning up but they look nice in the box. Plus they were cheap - £2.95 and £5.95. The Los will probably be Bulgarian pre their entry into the war and the P7a probably Lithuanian/Latvian/Estonian ?

Turkey is another option: the Los was considered and a serious option, but real life events denied any production or delivery. Also have one in the stash (Ma/istercraft repop, built two many years ago, though), and Bulgaria is my favorite at the moment, too, but with a twist...

Amazingly, Republican Spain was another potential customer and negotiations had apparently started, although whether this was serious or just another attempt to screw more money out of the Spanish with no intention of actually delivering, is a moot point. It'd make an interested Whiff if you rewrote history a bit though. I've got one with that in mind, but when I'll get around to it is anyone's guess.

Republican Spain is a good option for most things as given the embargo/blockade Spain was "allegedly" under they took almost anything and everything they were offered. That's why their air force had so many singletons and pairs of differing types. Your point about them being screwed by both middle agents and producers is very well covered in Anthony Beevor's book on the Spanish Civil War which is an excellent introduction and written prior to his Stalingrad. The publishers reissued it after the success of that one.

As for the Los. I like the Bulgarian pre-war national markings, and I have a whole sheet of them in the stash. Mind you I've some Turkish markings as well, of various types from WWI through post WWII.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on June 11, 2015, 08:29:09 am
Mister Craft 1/72 PZL-37B Los II and PZL P7a (Polish boxing). These are repops and will need some cleaning up but they look nice in the box. Plus they were cheap - £2.95 and £5.95. The Los will probably be Bulgarian pre their entry into the war and the P7a probably Lithuanian/Latvian/Estonian ?

Turkey is another option: the Los was considered and a serious option, but real life events denied any production or delivery. Also have one in the stash (Ma/istercraft repop, built two many years ago, though), and Bulgaria is my favorite at the moment, too, but with a twist...

Amazingly, Republican Spain was another potential customer and negotiations had apparently started, although whether this was serious or just another attempt to screw more money out of the Spanish with no intention of actually delivering, is a moot point. It'd make an interested Whiff if you rewrote history a bit though. I've got one with that in mind, but when I'll get around to it is anyone's guess.

Republican Spain is a good option for most things as given the embargo/blockade Spain was "allegedly" under they took almost anything and everything they were offered. That's why their air force had so many singletons and pairs of differing types. Your point about them being screwed by both middle agents and producers is very well covered in Anthony Beevor's book on the Spanish Civil War which is an excellent introduction and written prior to his Stalingrad. The publishers reissued it after the success of that one.

As for the Los. I like the Bulgarian pre-war national markings, and I have a whole sheet of them in the stash. Mind you I've some Turkish markings as well, of various types from WWI through post WWII.

Gerald Howson's Arms For Spain is another eye-opener that was published in the mid-90s with access to Russian records for the first time. Unfortunately Howson died last year before completing a revised and updated edition so whether that'll ever see the light of day I don't know. The Los story was something he seemingly squeezed into the first edition at the last minute, admitting that he didn't have all the details, so that might well have been something he'd researched further.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on June 11, 2015, 08:33:40 am
Took advantage of my £20 voucher for rejoining the Airfix Club AND their Father's day offer to get:

2 x 1/72nd Gloster Meteor F.8s with Coronation Review decals
4 x 1/72nd English Electric Lightning F.6

All for £40 - result!  :thumbsup:

At least one of the Lightnings is slated to get Freightdog's strike conversion, since I've got some resin AS-30s which will go very nicely on that.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: TallEng on June 11, 2015, 01:33:36 pm
Snap! I've just received 4 Airfix Lightning F.6's
Courtesy of Airfix's Father's Day offer; after all
4 for the price of two? It would have been rude
Not to ;D

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on June 12, 2015, 11:25:44 am
Just won on eBay:
1/72 Hasegawa Lockheed P-3C Orion
1/72 Airfix BAe Nimrod MR1/2 P

Orion with Nimrod AEW3 nose and tail cones.
Nimrod- JSTARS carried above fuselage.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on June 12, 2015, 08:56:00 pm
Snap! I've just received 4 Airfix Lightning F.6's
Courtesy of Airfix's Father's Day offer; after all
4 for the price of two? It would have been rude
Not to ;D

Regards
Keith

If one more member does the same we'll have enough for a squadron.... ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 13, 2015, 12:55:46 pm
the nice people from the aviation bookshop turned up at RAF Northolt and sold me.....

several decal sheets and my first Matchbox 1/72 Wellesley ever. :)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Army of One on June 13, 2015, 03:28:50 pm
Snap! I've just received 4 Airfix Lightning F.6's
Courtesy of Airfix's Father's Day offer; after all
4 for the price of two? It would have been rude
Not to ;D

Regards
Keith

If one more member does the same we'll have enough for a squadron.... ;)



I'd loved to have......but SWMBO'd would not be happy......i even went to Biggin Hill airshow today and bought nowt......although i thought Kit Crazy was a bit cheeky......advertised 30% of marked price.....but all seemed to be a bit exy.....and buy 3 kits get cheapest free......i know roughly the price of kits......a revell 1/72 FW190A8  ain't  £8...........
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 13, 2015, 04:44:26 pm
Anyone who buys anything from that tatty jumble sale run by an Uncle Albert clone deserves to be ripped off.  Can't see how he has any business.

Plus his stupidity and greed could have cost lives had the fire alarm at the Huddersfield show in February been a real fire.

I have many, many words for him and most of them would get me banned.  Cheeky is not one I would have used.  The mildest is probably conman or perhaps spiv is nearer the mark.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: VickersVandal on June 13, 2015, 11:54:36 pm
A trip to my fave hobby shop netted a spitfire to go with the Blue Rider decals I ordered recently  :mellow:

(http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y484/vickersvandal/DSCN0509_zpsmflatup3.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 14, 2015, 12:46:59 am

I'd loved to have......but SWMBO'd would not be happy

So Wednesday should be fun when she gets in ?  :rolleyes:

Plus his stupidity and greed could have cost lives had the fire alarm at the Huddersfield show in February been a real fire.

I

True Lee, but surely the show organisers/stewards should have checked he hadn't blocked any exits ?  I've been to the shop in Bexley and whilst to a certain extent resembling Steptoe's yard the guy in charge is the complete opposite in character. Very quiet and bookish. Mind you this was a while ago
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Army of One on June 14, 2015, 01:37:15 am
Chris........SWMBO'D will be at work.......and i was surprised at his prices as i have found him reasonably priced in the past.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Mossie on June 14, 2015, 03:27:33 am

I'd loved to have......but SWMBO'd would not be happy

So Wednesday should be fun when she gets in ?  :rolleyes:

Plus his stupidity and greed could have cost lives had the fire alarm at the Huddersfield show in February been a real fire.

I

True Lee, but surely the show organisers/stewards should have checked he hadn't blocked any exits ?  I've been to the shop in Bexley and whilst to a certain extent resembling Steptoe's yard the guy in charge is the complete opposite in character. Very quiet and bookish. Mind you this was a while ago

Yes, I agree he was stupid but it's also the responsibility of the organisers to make sure that doesn't happen.  Someone there should have insisted he didn't block the exit, they would have carried the can if the worst had happened.  They were woefully slow and disorganised in evacuating the hall.  The Fire Officer at my work place would have had a fit if we were that poorly organised.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 14, 2015, 03:24:27 pm
Won on ebay:

Airkit Spitfire F22 - for £1.20!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Squizzaa on June 14, 2015, 04:27:38 pm
Received an eagerly awaited delivery from BNA Model here in Aus.

1/72 Hasegawa Ace Combat ASF-X Shinden II Ridgebacks Limited Edition

1/48 Kittyhawk Kaman Seasprite SH-2F

1/35 AFV Club Norwegian NM-116 Light Tank
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on June 14, 2015, 10:50:12 pm
1/144 vacform Boeing 377
1/100 Playfix Tu-60 Bear.

If the cross-section of the Domini is the same as the Bear, an interesting kitbash.
Going to search for a 1/144 de Havilland Comet series 3-4 and use the wings to create a flying boat with the vacform fuselage ans shoulder mounted wings.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 15, 2015, 12:27:03 am

Going to search for a 1/144 de Havilland Comet series 3-4


Airfix have re-released it so it shouldn't be too hard to find. It's a 4B, without the extra wing pinion tanks though, so if you want those you'll need a conversion kit as well.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on June 15, 2015, 02:06:14 am
Thanks Kit. :bow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on June 16, 2015, 08:34:10 am
Tamiya 1/24 MB 300SL, the latest in their 1/24 Sports Car series. Gorgeous kit.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/items/plastic-model-series-20/1-24-scale-sports-car-8000/mercedes-benz-300sl-24338

Got it through Tokyo-Hobby eBay store, shipped to the US for less than $40.00, much less
than the US list of $71.00.
I'll be using them again.  :thumbsup:

http://stores.ebay.com/Tokyo-Hobby

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 16, 2015, 10:37:59 am
Tamiya 1/24 MB 300SL, the latest in their 1/24 Sports Car series. Gorgeous kit.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/items/plastic-model-series-20/1-24-scale-sports-car-8000/mercedes-benz-300sl-24338

There was one of those on show at Telford last year, and what a MAGNIFICENT model it is! I've got the ancient FROG/AMT 300SL kit and that's amazing, specially as it's 40+ yrs old now, but the Tamiya kit is just jaw dropping!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Old Wombat on June 16, 2015, 05:27:42 pm
I just bought the 2nd of my three 1/350 ships;
Trumpeter Prinz Eugen Heavy Cruiser 1945 - to be done as an Australian war prize, via the US & at least one major refit, probably ca. 1965-1975 but maybe later.

Of course, it could take me 10 years to get to "him", too.

Already have the Trumpy Arleigh Burke class The Sullivans - to be modified & Australian.

Just need the Gallery Models/MPC USS Intrepid CV-11 Angled-Deck Carrier, now.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on June 16, 2015, 06:38:56 pm
Tamiya 1/24 MB 300SL, the latest in their 1/24 Sports Car series. Gorgeous kit.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/items/plastic-model-series-20/1-24-scale-sports-car-8000/mercedes-benz-300sl-24338

There was one of those on show at Telford last year, and what a MAGNIFICENT model it is! I've got the ancient FROG/AMT 300SL kit and that's amazing, specially as it's 40+ yrs old now, but the Tamiya kit is just jaw dropping!

Speaking of 40+ year old kits, today arrived my 1/72 Monogram F7F Tigercat from France via Ebay... Its the 1967 Box which makes it exactly 48 years old and 12 years older than i am.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on June 16, 2015, 11:45:33 pm
I just bought the 2nd of my three 1/350 ships;
Trumpeter Prinz Eugen Heavy Cruiser 1945 - to be done as an Australian war prize, via the US & at least one major refit, probably ca. 1965-1975 but maybe later.

Of course, it could take me 10 years to get to "him", too.

Already have the Trumpy Arleigh Burke class The Sullivans - to be modified & Australian.

Just need the Gallery Models/MPC USS Intrepid CV-11 Angled-Deck Carrier, now.

You mean Prinz Eugen got a reprieve from Bikini Atoll  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on June 16, 2015, 11:47:47 pm
Picked up off Amazon a Hasegawa P-3C Orion with a damaged box that they had repaired for half price  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 17, 2015, 06:09:47 am
Speaking of 40+ year old kits, today arrived my 1/72 Monogram F7F Tigercat from France via Ebay...

Built that a year or so ago as a FAA aircraft. Thoroughly enjoyed it  :thumbsup: It's on here somewhere
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Old Wombat on June 17, 2015, 07:10:39 am
I just bought the 2nd of my three 1/350 ships;
Trumpeter Prinz Eugen Heavy Cruiser 1945 - to be done as an Australian war prize, via the US & at least one major refit, probably ca. 1965-1975 but maybe later.

Of course, it could take me 10 years to get to "him", too.

Already have the Trumpy Arleigh Burke class The Sullivans - to be modified & Australian.

Just need the Gallery Models/MPC USS Intrepid CV-11 Angled-Deck Carrier, now.

You mean Prinz Eugen got a reprieve from Bikini Atoll  :thumbsup:


Yup! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on June 17, 2015, 08:45:55 am
Received today from Airfix

1 x 1/72 Vampire T.11 to be converted to an NF.10

1 x 1/72 Gladiator MkII

Two tins of Humbrol paint from my nearest Hobby Craft

Hu 104 & Hu 109

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 18, 2015, 12:09:51 am
An Academy F4U-1D in 1:72. Recently saw a Soviet Land Lease "variant" (profile designed by PantherG, IIRC), and I like this odd idea/look. Black Fleet Naval aviation, as an escort fighter for A-20 torpedo bombers.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on June 18, 2015, 12:21:57 am
Received from Hannants a pair of their new xtradecal 1/72nd Sea King HC4 decals sheets. Designed for the Airfix kit which is due out in December ?  :blink:, but a handy source for Junglies especially Whiff ones  :thumbsup:, the set has various RN Junglies together with a Raspberry Ripple and an Egyptian one.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 18, 2015, 03:00:24 am
...and a Smer Spitfire Mk. VI in 1:72.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on June 18, 2015, 05:48:00 am
Speaking of 40+ year old kits, today arrived my 1/72 Monogram F7F Tigercat from France via Ebay...

Built that a year or so ago as a FAA aircraft. Thoroughly enjoyed it  :thumbsup: It's on here somewhere

I'll look that up, i really love this bird!  ;D

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 18, 2015, 06:02:04 am
Found the build thread

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,38638.0.html (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,38638.0.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on June 18, 2015, 11:11:27 am
Snap! I've just received 4 Airfix Lightning F.6's
Courtesy of Airfix's Father's Day offer; after all
4 for the price of two? It would have been rude
Not to ;D

Regards
Keith

If one more member does the same we'll have enough for a squadron.... ;)

Pick your preferred squadron Number ;D

arrived this week.
4 Airfix lightning F-6. from the Airfix father's day offer.
2 Airfix lightning F-2A via eBay.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on June 18, 2015, 11:18:12 am
Snap! I've just received 4 Airfix Lightning F.6's
Courtesy of Airfix's Father's Day offer; after all
4 for the price of two? It would have been rude
Not to ;D

Regards
Keith

If one more member does the same we'll have enough for a squadron.... ;)

Pick your preferred squadron Number ;D

arrived this week.
4 Airfix lightning F-6. from the Airfix father's day offer.
2 Airfix lightning F-2A via eBay.

Well since the intention is for one of mine to be Luftwaffe, it'll have to be a multi-national evaluation squadron, like the one they did for the Kestrel... :wacko:

Are all yours the early boxing with the tailplanes missing on the artwork and one of the Red Top fins short-shot? Mine are... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on June 18, 2015, 11:39:27 am
Found the build thread

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,38638.0.html (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,38638.0.html)

Thanks, i was having a hard time finding it, great job on that white tailed tiger!  :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on June 18, 2015, 12:11:19 pm
Are all yours the early boxing with the tailplanes missing on the artwork and one of the Red Top fins short-shot? Mine are... :rolleyes:
All mine are the same.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitbasher on June 18, 2015, 01:04:31 pm
From AJ Aviation Publishing (aka son of TAHS): Mastercraft 1/72 MiG-21MA 'pin up girl' decal option.

From The Wooksta!: 2 x Revell Tempest Vs and a Revell F4U Corsair (both 1/72 and thanks Lee - 2 Tempests was a surprise!  Whiffery planned.

From Chris Payne: Hobbycraft 1/72 CF-105. Whiffery planned.

And big thanks to NARSES2 for being the kit mule!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on June 18, 2015, 01:47:21 pm
I haven't bought anything for a long time, but today I treated myself when I went to the LMS in Red Deer.

Airfix new tool Harrier GR.1
Italeri Aeritalia G.222 Panda / C-27A Chuck  ( I already have the C-27J boxing [the one with the Hercules engines])

Both 1/72
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on June 18, 2015, 02:23:10 pm
Are all yours the early boxing with the tailplanes missing on the artwork and one of the Red Top fins short-shot? Mine are... :rolleyes:
All mine are the same.

That'd be why they're in the sale then.... :rolleyes:

It'd be tempting to build one up without it's tailplanes and put it on the stand at Telford with the box lid underneath it, wouldn't it?  :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on June 18, 2015, 02:23:50 pm

Are all yours the early boxing with the tailplane's missing on the artwork and one of the Red Top fins short-shot? Mine are... :rolleyes:


The ones I have are like that, didn't know it was a common fault

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on June 18, 2015, 02:26:40 pm

Are all yours the early boxing with the tailplane's missing on the artwork and one of the Red Top fins short-shot? Mine are... :rolleyes:


The ones I have are like that, didn't know it was a common fault

Gondor

Apparently so: now I belatedly understand why Freightdog Colin was selling resin Red Tops... :rolleyes:

Still, not hard to repair with a bit of plasticard and some careful cutting and sanding.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 18, 2015, 04:00:06 pm
From The Wooksta!: 2 x Revell Tempest Vs and a Revell F4U Corsair (both 1/72 and thanks Lee - 2 Tempests was a surprise!  Whiffery planned.

Sorry about the Corsair being sans a tailplane - she came that way.  I added a spare engine from a Hobbyboss kit and some spares lying about.  The second tempest I thought was a nice surprise.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Green Dragon on June 18, 2015, 09:37:37 pm
Trumpy 1/72nd Sukhoi Su27 (early) arrived yesterday, boxart is of the collision with the Norwegian P-3 Orion.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on June 19, 2015, 12:48:05 am
Another 1/72 Hobbycraft Su-22.  This one the Fitter F single seater.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on June 19, 2015, 03:02:34 am
Another 1/72 Hobbycraft Su-22.  This one the Fitter F single seater.


What's the quality like?

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitbasher on June 19, 2015, 06:45:50 am
From The Wooksta!: 2 x Revell Tempest Vs and a Revell F4U Corsair (both 1/72 and thanks Lee - 2 Tempests was a surprise!  Whiffery planned.

Sorry about the Corsair being sans a tailplane - she came that way.  I added a spare engine from a Hobbyboss kit and some spares lying about.  The second tempest I thought was a nice surprise.

Yes I recognised the Hobbyboss part - the resin items look like Bristol Hercules for a Superfreighter or similar?  If so they could come in handy for some post-WW2 CASAfication of something German.

Tailplane can be rectified, not  problem.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on June 19, 2015, 09:36:13 am
From fellow modeller on here Runway

1 x 1/72 Airfix P1127  :thumbsup:

Many thanks for the kit. It will be put to good use                                                           eventually when I get around to actually building more stuff  :banghead:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 19, 2015, 03:53:22 pm
From The Wooksta!: 2 x Revell Tempest Vs and a Revell F4U Corsair (both 1/72 and thanks Lee - 2 Tempests was a surprise!  Whiffery planned.

Sorry about the Corsair being sans a tailplane - she came that way.  I added a spare engine from a Hobbyboss kit and some spares lying about.  The second tempest I thought was a nice surprise.

Yes I recognised the Hobbyboss part - the resin items look like Bristol Hercules for a Superfreighter or similar?  If so they could come in handy for some post-WW2 CASAfication of something German.

Tailplane can be rectified, not  problem.

Bristol Centaurus - Brigand and Buckingham.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on June 19, 2015, 07:25:06 pm
Another 1/72 Hobbycraft Su-22.  This one the Fitter F single seater.


What's the quality like?

Gondor

They are made in China for Hobbycraft (Canadian).  Are they their own moulds?  I've not built the first one yet but just going on looks i'd say better than average short run quality.  So better than Valom or poor MPM but not as good as good MPM or AZ.  On line reviews reckon the undercarriage in no way represents reality in design or location in the bays (but there are some nice looking builds on the interweb).  I have noticed that there is no separate jet pipe piece and blanking will be required to avoid having a see through model.  Decals are pretty meh but who uses the kit ones anyway.
However, accuracy is not my concern, the prices were right, it's not like there is a lot of choice and I "need" 'different' Soviet jets for the PDRV Republican Guard  ;D

I currently have my eye on a Hobbycraft SU-25 on evil-bay...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 20, 2015, 04:06:37 am
Another 1/72 Hobbycraft Su-22.  This one the Fitter F single seater.


What's the quality like?

Gondor
I currently have my eye on a Hobbycraft SU-25 on evil-bay...

The Hobbycraft Su-25 rivals with the Kangnam kit to be the worst Su-25 representation. In itself, the kit is not bad, but simpy wrong. But it has its selling points, because it is the only Su-25 kit I know where the fuselage and the engines are separate parts. So it lends itself for a thorough conversion... I plan to modify one into an A-10 layout, with engines in nacelles on the rear flanks, lowered wings and maybe a T-tail. With the Hobbycraft kit this is easily possible. ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on June 20, 2015, 06:05:56 am
Thanks Dizz.  It's not as cheap as the Su-22 was so I may give it a miss if it's that bad.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitbasher on June 20, 2015, 08:36:59 am
From The Wooksta!: 2 x Revell Tempest Vs and a Revell F4U Corsair (both 1/72 and thanks Lee - 2 Tempests was a surprise!  Whiffery planned.

Sorry about the Corsair being sans a tailplane - she came that way.  I added a spare engine from a Hobbyboss kit and some spares lying about.  The second tempest I thought was a nice surprise.

Yes I recognised the Hobbyboss part - the resin items look like Bristol Hercules for a Superfreighter or similar?  If so they could come in handy for some post-WW2 CASAfication of something German.

Tailplane can be rectified, not  problem.

Bristol Centaurus - Brigand and Buckingham.

Ooh - better still and I think better suits the re-engining plan I had in mind for something.  Thanks again, Lee.


And today I acquired an ESCI F-16B
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Chris Payne on June 21, 2015, 11:04:50 am
Just back from the Coventry show with only one new addition to the stash.

Revell 1/144 Airbus A320 'Edelweiss'
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on June 21, 2015, 01:52:32 pm
Only three new kits from the Coventry show.
All 1/72nd

Freight Dog Sara SR177 (Strike/recci version)
Monogram Republic F-105F.
AZ model Let K-60.
Airfix Airborne forces Jeep set.

And also via Freight Dog
3 packs of redtops
2 EE P.23 Lightning conversion's

And 1/144th
2 6 Decals Comet 4B wing update set. And 2 6 Decals RAF comet 4B decal set. To be used on the recently re released Airfix Comet 4.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 21, 2015, 03:43:03 pm
Also from the Coventry show, a 1/72 Revell NATO weapons kit, the one with the free Typhoon supplied as well.  ;D

This is for a Whiff that appeared in my head during the show and was discussed amongst the favoured few there. I've got 4 years to build it so time could be a bit tight, and no, it WON'T have longer wings!

Also 5 lengths of Plastruct H section girders for a model railway project.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Old Wombat on June 21, 2015, 09:54:11 pm
I am now the proud (unofficial, until 8th July) owner of 1 x Gallery Models/MPC USS Intrepid CV-11 Angled-Deck Carrier.

SWMBO chipped in for my birthday & I had more cash in my coin jar than I realised.

So, my little 1/350th fleet now consists of;

1 x "Essex" class angled-deck aircraft carrier
1 x "Hipper" class heavy cruiser
1 x "Arleigh Bourke" class destroyer

The "Arleigh Bourke" is out of place, what I really need is a 1/350th "Daring" class destroyer, like this;

(http://www.navy.gov.au/sites/default/files/HMAS%20Vendetta1.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on June 21, 2015, 10:12:27 pm
I am now the proud (unofficial, until 8th July) owner of 1 x Gallery Models/MPC USS Intrepid CV-11 Angled-Deck Carrier.

SWMBO chipped in for my birthday & I had more cash in my coin jar than I realised.

So, my little 1/350th fleet now consists of;

1 x "Essex" class angled-deck aircraft carrier
1 x "Hipper" class heavy cruiser
1 x "Arleigh Bourke" class destroyer

The "Arleigh Bourke" is out of place, what I really need is a 1/350th "Daring" class destroyer, like this;

(http://www.navy.gov.au/sites/default/files/HMAS%20Vendetta1.jpg)

http://www.ozmods-kits.com/ship-kits-1350 (http://www.ozmods-kits.com/ship-kits-1350)

OzMods do the RAN Darings in 1/350th
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Rick Lowe on June 21, 2015, 11:23:34 pm
1/48 Testors Gates Lear Jet

2X sheets of Plastruct 1/35 (ish) non-slip treadplate

1X sheet of Plastruct Cratered Landscape - sooo many possibilities for this one, I'll have to try and get a few (or a lot!) more...

2X different sizes of Evergreen Hex Rod, for those nut/bolt heads on various things...

Cheers

Rick

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 22, 2015, 08:10:32 am
Just picked up some scalpel blades and handles and some sanding material. I was only keeping an eye open for a couple of things at a sensible price but didn't spot them.

Talking of sensible prices. Mr Models was selling older tooling 1/72 Hasegawa kits for a sensible price - £5.95 to £7.95. Now at this price they are good value, indeed I've just built the Polikarpov I-16 from this era. However at the complete opposite end of the spectrum one trader had some of the recently reissued Hasegawa twin boxing's at £27.95 - £29.95  :banghead: Now I'm not blaming the trader as this is the standard price but one of these was the old tool He 51 which must be 40 years old and doesn't even come with a cockpit. Now it's not a bad kit but almost £14 ??? Must admit I do not understand this pricing, but someone must be buying them otherwise they wouldn't sell ? Answers on a postcode to.............................. ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on June 22, 2015, 09:02:46 am
MPC Daytona show truck and trailer
Tamiya Jaguar MkII
1/72 EA-6B Prowler and spare parts
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Leading Observer on June 22, 2015, 02:39:23 pm
Airfix Bristol Superfreighter and Tamiya Aichi M6A1-K
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on June 23, 2015, 10:08:02 pm
The Super Freighter is getting so rare these days, great find.

Won on eBay this morning;
Chris Gibson Nimrod's Genesis

1/72
Matchbox
Heinkel 115 Seaplane
Supermarine Stranraer Flying Boat

Falcon triple conversion
EP-3 Orion
C-1A Trader
F2H-3
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on June 26, 2015, 04:51:24 am
From Freightdog (cheers Colin!):

4 x 1/72nd scale Red Top missiles
4 x 1/72nd scale Genies with pylons for the EE Lightning

All beautifully moulded, of course. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on June 26, 2015, 04:54:56 am
Retrieved for the local postal sorting office today

1 x 1/72 ART Models MiG-23 PD from McColm in return for all my 1/72 Nimrod spares

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on June 26, 2015, 05:28:28 am
From BNA Model World more Tamiya Polyester Putty and some PE saw blades that fit into an exact knife handle - very good.  Prone to bending but if you are gentle you can make a 0.1mm wide cut.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Leading Observer on June 26, 2015, 05:39:58 am
Caught the Postman just before the dreaded red card dropped on the map and received Meng Models 1/72 Kayaba Ku-4 Katsuodori ram-jet fighter and a russian copy of the Airfix SR.53 - unfortunately the cockpit canopy is missing, so I will have to improvise something :unsure:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on June 27, 2015, 05:17:23 am
After what seems like 6 years on backorder Hobby Link Japan have acquired a couple of Arii kits I have been keen to get my hands on.  I eagerly await their arrival.
After cancelling my previous backordered kits it's good to know their system does work sometimes.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on June 27, 2015, 10:01:37 am
There are some kits on eBay that you've just got to put a bid for, thinking that you'll never win that and I have. Its the Monogram 1/72 General Dynamics F-16XL single seater.
Thinking of an update or kitbash with the Boeing X-32.
A two seater version V/STOL is possible.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: chiglet on June 27, 2015, 11:25:13 am
LMS has some "pre loved" kits. AZ Spiteful Israeli markings, £5.99. Result
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 27, 2015, 04:12:09 pm
You'll need to widen the nose - too thin to accept the Griffon 5 blade prop.  Of the two, and having built both, the AZ Seafang was the better kit.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on June 27, 2015, 04:35:43 pm
AZ's Spiteful is actually more like 1/74 or 1/75 scale, their Seafang is bigger than it and closer to 1/72
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 28, 2015, 01:36:08 am
added a 1/35 Tamiya Gamma Goat Ambulance to me stash. :)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on June 28, 2015, 02:58:23 am
added a 1/35 Tamiya Gamma Goat Ambulance to me stash. :)

Did I read somewhere that this is an OOB whiff as such a thing never actually existed?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 28, 2015, 03:25:56 am
added a 1/35 Tamiya Gamma Goat Ambulance to me stash. :)

Did I read somewhere that this is an OOB whiff as such a thing never actually existed?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gama_Goat (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gama_Goat)

may help you! :)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on June 28, 2015, 03:31:05 am
Received this week:-

Freightdog SR P177 Ground Attack/Recon variant
Freightdog Lightning Genie set

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on June 28, 2015, 04:05:00 am
added a 1/35 Tamiya Gamma Goat Ambulance to me stash. :)

Did I read somewhere that this is an OOB whiff as such a thing never actually existed?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gama_Goat (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gama_Goat)

may help you! :)

OK, so there was an ambulance version.  Must have been imagining it.
Thx
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Geoff on June 28, 2015, 04:34:57 am
I have ordered a 1/48 Kinetic AMX, and the Italeri 1/72 one as well
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on June 28, 2015, 11:52:58 am
1/24 Tamiya Jaguar XJ220
1/72 Italeri C-119G
1/72 Airfix Bristol Super Freighter
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on June 28, 2015, 02:33:13 pm
I have ordered a 1/48 Kinetic AMX, and the Italeri 1/72 one as well

Got a link to the Italeri kit please as I like that jet and am interested in getting one sometime.

Gondor

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 28, 2015, 06:40:07 pm
Won on ebay:

Original Frog Shackleton, 1970s boxing with the mouldings in dark blue plastic.

I've now got all of the Shackleton boxings, unless there was a Novo one.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 29, 2015, 12:04:27 am
Got hands on a HUMA Me 309 for the stash. Plan is to build one with the cockpit moved forward as a 509, some day...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 29, 2015, 01:17:24 am
Won on ebay:

Original Frog Shackleton, 1970s boxing with the mouldings in dark blue plastic.

I've now got all of the Shackleton boxings, unless there was a Novo one.

One AWESOME rivet collection there Lee.  :thumbsup: :bow: ;D :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on June 29, 2015, 01:23:06 am
The man in the red van arrived early this morning, I was still in my dressing gown and had not even had my first coffee of the day, with a parcel from the big H.

A-model XC-8A Buffalo 1/144
Roden AC-47D 1/144
Sharkit Horton IIIF 1/72
UM Combat Car T1 "Armoured vehicle of a Cavalry (US Army)" 1/72

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on June 29, 2015, 03:36:38 am
Won on ebay:

Original Frog Shackleton, 1970s boxing with the mouldings in dark blue plastic.

I've now got all of the Shackleton boxings, unless there was a Novo one.

The 'Big Book' says: Frog 1/72 (reboxed by AMT, Chematic, Eastern Express, Hasegawa, Modelcraft Canada, Museum, Novo, Revell).

Museum was an Italian company which was part of the MisterKit family.

Hannants years ago, had a sale of some where they had got hold of a load of 'bagged only' ones (no instructions or decals), they had them going real cheap (8 GBP each IIRC) but who made them I don't know, I bought eight of them though ----  along with a pile of conversion bits from Aeroclub when Peter Wright was still alive.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on June 29, 2015, 02:03:55 pm
Finally got my Hasegawa 1/72 U.S. air to air missiles and an F-14B/D from YourmateUK on ebay. From S.Korea to Portugal, 9 days, i get it 20 days later after being held in customs for "verification"...  :angry:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on June 29, 2015, 10:52:45 pm
1/72 Boeing EC-135N/E ARIA ALOTS Snoopy/Bird of Prey.
Thinking of the Phalcon AEW- different engines and scratched built cheek pods, lumps and bumps, British alternative to the E-3D Sentry.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 30, 2015, 03:00:04 am
Two Revell 1:72 Fw 190 A-8s for teh stash - the night fighter and the one with the Hagelkorn gliding bomb. Came cheap  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on June 30, 2015, 05:23:39 am
Today i went to my LHS just to get a new modeling knife and came out with that, a flat brush, a Vallejo model air paint set and another Italeri 1/72 F-16C/D Night Falcon, which is already destined to be a Twin seat XL type...  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on July 01, 2015, 03:30:03 am
From BNA Model World who were having a sale I got a Nissan 720 ute and a 3rd gen Toyota Hilux.  Both 1/24 Aoshima, both kerbside, both Cal look surfer versions with boards and lowered suspension, both sharing the same (2wd) chassis parts and both for under $12 each.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Geoff on July 02, 2015, 10:50:08 am
I have ordered a 1/48 Kinetic AMX, and the Italeri 1/72 one as well

Both arrived. The Kinetic one looks good. The other is a snap kit with a jigsaw.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on July 02, 2015, 02:45:08 pm
two special hobby Douglas Digby 1's and a revell Gloster Meteor F4 arrive from hannants. All three were on special offer over the weekend, so went for em.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 02, 2015, 11:58:53 pm
Several decal sheets from Blue Rider Publishing, including Bolivian, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico ANG markings.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on July 03, 2015, 12:07:20 am
Several decal sheets from Blue Rider Publishing, including Bolivian, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico ANG markings.

Hey up Dizzy's got that Latin feeling  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on July 03, 2015, 12:14:06 am
Received this week:-

Italeri 1/72nd AC-47A Chinook
Ram Model 1/72 British Phantoms F-4K/F-4M - The Prototypes, development aircraft and training flight  :thumbsup:

Excellent new sheet from Ram that replaces the markings for the Early British Phantoms replacing those iffy ones in the Fujimi Yellow Bird Boxing plus the markings from the original Hasegawa kit. No stencils as yet but a sheet is in development for the Naval Phantoms  :thumbsup:. Additional sheets are expected that will cover 892 squadron and various RAF units  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 03, 2015, 01:31:22 am
Several decal sheets from Blue Rider Publishing, including Bolivian, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico ANG markings.

Hey up Dizzy's got that Latin feeling  ;D

South and Middle America are a great whiffing playground, esp. for warbirds with a second life...  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 03, 2015, 03:33:30 am
Ram Model 1/72 British Phantoms F-4K/F-4M - The Prototypes, development aircraft and training flight  :thumbsup:

Excellent new sheet from Ram that replaces the markings for the Early British Phantoms replacing those iffy ones in the Fujimi Yellow Bird Boxing plus the markings from the original Hasegawa kit. No stencils as yet but a sheet is in development for the Naval Phantoms  :thumbsup:. Additional sheets are expected that will cover 892 squadron and various RAF units  ;D

Please tell us more, and where did you get them from? Big H shows nothing in a search.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on July 03, 2015, 03:55:11 am
Ram Model 1/72 British Phantoms F-4K/F-4M - The Prototypes, development aircraft and training flight  :thumbsup:

Excellent new sheet from Ram that replaces the markings for the Early British Phantoms replacing those iffy ones in the Fujimi Yellow Bird Boxing plus the markings from the original Hasegawa kit. No stencils as yet but a sheet is in development for the Naval Phantoms  :thumbsup:. Additional sheets are expected that will cover 892 squadron and various RAF units  ;D

Please tell us more, and where did you get them from? Big H shows nothing in a search.

Quite possibly from HERE (http://www.rammodels.co.uk/product_info.php/cPath/66/products_id/358/osCsid/obm1jv66gvf6s7es56etrahlb0)  ;D

They will also be doing some 1/72 VC-10's for £50 roughly vac forms by the look of the description

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on July 03, 2015, 04:07:20 am
Ram Model 1/72 British Phantoms F-4K/F-4M - The Prototypes, development aircraft and training flight  :thumbsup:

Excellent new sheet from Ram that replaces the markings for the Early British Phantoms replacing those iffy ones in the Fujimi Yellow Bird Boxing plus the markings from the original Hasegawa kit. No stencils as yet but a sheet is in development for the Naval Phantoms  :thumbsup:. Additional sheets are expected that will cover 892 squadron and various RAF units  ;D

Please tell us more, and where did you get them from? Big H shows nothing in a search.

Quite possibly from HERE (http://www.rammodels.co.uk/product_info.php/cPath/66/products_id/358/osCsid/obm1jv66gvf6s7es56etrahlb0)  ;D

They will also be doing some 1/72 VC-10's for £50 roughly vac forms by the look of the description

Gondor

I wonder if those are resurrected Airways Vacuform kits, the variants shown in the list are exactly what you can build from them (looking at the kit I have anyway).  Might be worth keeping my eye on developments here, they're offering white metal u/c with these, which the Airways kits don't have.

Anyway, saved the link --- thanks Alastair for that   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on July 03, 2015, 05:18:36 am
Ram Model 1/72 British Phantoms F-4K/F-4M - The Prototypes, development aircraft and training flight  :thumbsup:

Excellent new sheet from Ram that replaces the markings for the Early British Phantoms replacing those iffy ones in the Fujimi Yellow Bird Boxing plus the markings from the original Hasegawa kit. No stencils as yet but a sheet is in development for the Naval Phantoms  :thumbsup:. Additional sheets are expected that will cover 892 squadron and various RAF units  ;D

Please tell us more, and where did you get them from? Big H shows nothing in a search.


Quite possibly from HERE (http://www.rammodels.co.uk/product_info.php/cPath/66/products_id/358/osCsid/obm1jv66gvf6s7es56etrahlb0)  ;D

They will also be doing some 1/72 VC-10's for £50 roughly vac forms by the look of the description

Gondor

I wonder if those are resurrected Airways Vacuform kits, the variants shown in the list are exactly what you can build from them (looking at the kit I have anyway).  Might be worth keeping my eye on developments here, they're offering white metal u/c with these, which the Airways kits don't have.

Anyway, saved the link --- thanks Alastair for that   :thumbsup:


They are, he tracked down the Moulds, bought them and is putting them into production
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 03, 2015, 07:19:37 am
Just won an auction for a new Hasegawa 1/72 AV-8B+ Harrier II that's going to belong to the Portuguese navy or marines... :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on July 03, 2015, 07:20:41 am
picked up on the way home from work:

-Revell 1/144 Alpha jet
-Revell 1/72 Mig-21F-13 Fishbed
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on July 03, 2015, 10:01:08 am
Ram Model 1/72 British Phantoms F-4K/F-4M - The Prototypes, development aircraft and training flight  :thumbsup:

Excellent new sheet from Ram that replaces the markings for the Early British Phantoms replacing those iffy ones in the Fujimi Yellow Bird Boxing plus the markings from the original Hasegawa kit. No stencils as yet but a sheet is in development for the Naval Phantoms  :thumbsup:. Additional sheets are expected that will cover 892 squadron and various RAF units  ;D

Please tell us more, and where did you get them from? Big H shows nothing in a search.


Quite possibly from HERE (http://www.rammodels.co.uk/product_info.php/cPath/66/products_id/358/osCsid/obm1jv66gvf6s7es56etrahlb0)  ;D

They will also be doing some 1/72 VC-10's for £50 roughly vac forms by the look of the description

Gondor

I wonder if those are resurrected Airways Vacuform kits, the variants shown in the list are exactly what you can build from them (looking at the kit I have anyway).  Might be worth keeping my eye on developments here, they're offering white metal u/c with these, which the Airways kits don't have.

Anyway, saved the link --- thanks Alastair for that   :thumbsup:


They are, he tracked down the Moulds, bought them and is putting them into production
I could be mistaken but I think the gent in question has joined this forum recently.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: major on July 03, 2015, 01:49:08 pm
From Ebay...

Academy 1/72 ROK Air Force T-50 Advanced Trainer.

Will be pressed into service to keep those pesky Bears out of Irish airspace!
(Inspired by an article in The Irish Echo, titled 'Irish sovereignty extends only so high') 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 04, 2015, 04:32:01 am
Cool idea.  :thumbsup:

Got myself a pair of 1:72 TOKO/Eastern Express P-63s. I saw pics of the kit's sprues, and these do not look as horrible as often described, I hope for the best. I already envision one in Middle American use... Honduras operated five of them in real life, so why not someone else? My bet is currently on Guatemala.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on July 04, 2015, 06:21:58 am
'Irish sovereignty extends only so high') 

Would that be because of the "Little People"?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on July 04, 2015, 08:10:21 am
Just got back from the Koksijde Fly-In, and i managed to get some awesome stash treasures on the cheap  :mellow:

-1/144(ish) KP (i think) Antonov AN-24
-1/144 Arii F-105 Thunderchief
-1/144 Arii Mitsubishi F-1
-1/144 Revell Avro Lancaster B.Mk.1
-1/144 Arii F-4EJ Phantom
-1/72 Matchbox SAAB Tunnan
-1/72 Airfix Supermarine S.6B  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 05, 2015, 05:32:27 am
Just got back from the Koksijde Fly-In, and i managed to get some awesome stash treasures on the cheap  :mellow:

-1/144 Revell Avro Lancaster B.Mk.1


I didn't know Revell did one ? I think A Model did a family of them which got very good reviews but they were quite expensive for 1/144 (or I thought so anyway). Wonder if it's a rebox of one of those ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on July 05, 2015, 06:02:26 am
Just got back from the Koksijde Fly-In, and i managed to get some awesome stash treasures on the cheap  :mellow:

-1/144 Revell Avro Lancaster B.Mk.1


I didn't know Revell did one ? I think A Model did a family of them which got very good reviews but they were quite expensive for 1/144 (or I thought so anyway). Wonder if it's a rebox of one of those ?

i opened the box, the revell kit (from the 1980's) is the same mould as the Minicraft kit, i guess they must have sold the moulds to Minicraft.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 05, 2015, 10:08:14 am
That Revell-Minicraft 1/144 Lanc is from the original Crown moulds.

It's not too bad, but it's easily recognisable as the angle of the windscreen is way too much. It'd suit a Mach 2 fighter better than a WWII bomber.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on July 05, 2015, 10:55:17 pm
Airfix 1/72 Lockheed Constellation Super-G
Academy 1/72 KC-97G refueling tanker with boom

Will test if the Rotodome from the 1/72 Heller Grumman E-2C Hawkeye fits on the upper fuselage of the KC-97G. If not a bomber/attack version could be built with the spare parts.

Thinking of a tanker version of the Connie or Super Star layout.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 06, 2015, 05:46:21 am
Airfix 1/72 Lockheed Constellation Super-G

Well you live and learn. Never knew Airfix did a Constellation
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 06, 2015, 08:12:37 am
Airfix 1/72 Lockheed Constellation Super-G

Well you live and learn. Never knew Airfix did a Constellation

It/they are actually Heller kits but Airfix sold them when they were both part of the same firm. They did a standard Connie and a Super too, both BIG boxes of plastic and rather nice looking too, albeit a tad basic.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 06, 2015, 08:29:00 am
Got a 1:72 Trumpeter P-40B for only EUR 8,-. Might end up as an RAF aircraft - maybe one of the 46 Sq. machines as part of the Expeditionary Force in Norway in mid 1940... BoB tribute, perhaps?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on July 06, 2015, 10:33:11 pm
Airfix 1/72 Lockheed Constellation Super-G

Well you live and learn. Never knew Airfix did a Constellation

It/they are actually Heller kits but Airfix sold them when they were both part of the same firm. They did a standard Connie and a Super too, both BIG boxes of plastic and rather nice looking too, albeit a tad basic.
There's a few problems with the kit, but changing the undercarriage legs to metal or brass should help. DJ Parkins do replacement resin  engines, although you may need to thin the props. Heller do an upgrade kit. The wingtip tanks are too small and the cockpit glazing is in the wrong place. You can't see the cockpit interior so this doesn't really matter. Use plenty of nose weight.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 07, 2015, 06:16:32 am

It/they are actually Heller kits but Airfix sold them when they were both part of the same firm. They did a standard Connie and a Super too, both BIG boxes of plastic and rather nice looking too, albeit a tad basic.

Right

I'm afraid that Airfix/Heller tie up is something my brain just won't recognise and I can never remember what was produced on the shared basis
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on July 07, 2015, 08:59:28 am
From Plastic Pastimes in Poole after a trip to Bovington Tank Museum  :thumbsup: :-

Dragon Black Label 1/35th British Conqueror MBT MK2
Sword 1/72 Fairey Gannet AEW3
AZ 1/72 Supermarine Seafang (What-if boxing)
Airfix 1/72 Bristol 192 Belvedere prototype
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Leading Observer on July 07, 2015, 01:29:36 pm
From ebay:

Airfix Belvedere
Platz X-47B with GBU-27 - thinking of doing this as Royal Navy and maybe replacing the GBU-27 with the Storm Shadow from the recently acquired Airfix Dambusters anniversary Tonka

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on July 07, 2015, 08:27:06 pm
From Plastic Pastimes in Poole

I thought they had closed down Geoff, least that was what I heard
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 08, 2015, 06:04:58 am
From Plastic Pastimes in Poole

I thought they had closed down Geoff, least that was what I heard

So did I but it's 26th July now as far as I understand ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on July 08, 2015, 12:42:36 pm
Seems like forever since I've been here !

Stopped at my LHS today and got for myself :

Italeri MH-53E Sea Dragon

And for my Bro :

HobbyBoss F4U-1 Corsair. Hey, he's stopping by tonite to trade beef jerky for a model, and he wanted a Corsair. This way is better than giving him my RoG one ! lol

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 09, 2015, 06:02:57 am

HobbyBoss F4U-1 Corsair. Hey, he's stopping by tonite to trade beef jerky for a model, and he wanted a Corsair. This way is better than giving him my RoG one ! lol

 :cheers:

Let's just hope it wasn't an A-7 he was after  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on July 10, 2015, 07:02:05 am
took half a day off from work today to get the papers/lease signed for our new home  :mellow:
stopped at the hobbyshop not to far from the real estate office to pick up some stash to celebrate  ;D

-Revell 1/144 EF Typhoon "Bronze Tiger"
-Frog 1/72 Mig-15 Fagot (Mistercraft boxing with lots of decal options)
-mistercraft 1/72 Shengjang F-6(I) Farmer
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on July 10, 2015, 07:49:42 am
Another Airfix 1?72 Bristol Superfreighter and the resin Magna Mk21 conversion. Perhaps change the tail as the Magna kit has the wrong shaped nose.
Or I could build my own look-a-like from the two C-119G fuselage sections joined end to end, roll-on-roll-off. With a suitable tail and raised cockpit, wing from the spares box.
Second kit with the running gear from a MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on July 10, 2015, 08:00:25 am
From a well known online auction site.............

!/72nd scale Tanmodel TAI Hurkus A trainer prototype.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on July 10, 2015, 08:14:50 am
From a well known online auction site.............

!/72nd scale Tanmodel TAI Hurkus A trainer prototype.

Whats that one like as they are looking at doing the Buccaneer in 72nd
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: monkeyhanger on July 10, 2015, 08:24:24 am
I'm still recovering from the house move but this lot were in a box in the shed. Apologies to any collectors out there, but this lot must be worth about £100 in good nick. Ju88, Javelin, Blenheim 1, Bf109F, Ta152, Whitley, He162, Bf110G...........all got to be built.


Hmm. Such a long time since I last posted a message, I've forgotten how to put the picture in!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on July 10, 2015, 03:02:35 pm
From a well known online auction site.............

!/72nd scale Tanmodel TAI Hurkus A trainer prototype.

Whats that one like as they are looking at doing the Buccaneer in 72nd


Looks alright on the sprues. Molding gates are a bit heavy in places, but nothing to worry about.
It comes in a very sturdy box and is very well presented over all. If this is a taste of things to come from this outfit we are in for some good things from them in the future.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on July 10, 2015, 08:42:00 pm
From a well known online auction site.............

!/72nd scale Tanmodel TAI Hurkus A trainer prototype.

Whats that one like as they are looking at doing the Buccaneer in 72nd


Looks alright on the sprues. Molding gates are a bit heavy in places, but nothing to worry about.
It comes in a very sturdy box and is very well presented over all. If this is a taste of things to come from this outfit we are in for some good things from them in the future.

Their site also says they're planning to do the CASA CN-235 and -295 in 1/72nd: those have lots of whiffing possibilities.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on July 11, 2015, 04:48:17 am

Their site also says they're planning to do the CASA CN-235 and -295 in 1/72nd:


I have both Italeri 1/72 ones of those already
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on July 11, 2015, 04:56:02 am

Their site also says they're planning to do the CASA CN-235 and -295 in 1/72nd:


I have both Italeri 1/72 ones of those already

Unless I'm missing something, I don't think you do: as far as I can see, the CN-235 has only been kitted by small companies like Broplan and Scratchaviation. Are you maybe mixing it up with the G-222/C-27 Spartan?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on July 11, 2015, 05:02:10 am

Their site also says they're planning to do the CASA CN-235 and -295 in 1/72nd:


I have both Italeri 1/72 ones of those already

Unless I'm missing something, I don't think you do: as far as I can see, the CN-235 has only been kitted by small companies like Broplan and Scratchaviation. Are you maybe mixing it up with the G-222/C-27 Spartan?

Yup! my bad  ----   :banghead:  got the Italeri Aeritalia G-222/C-27A and C-27J kits
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: scooter on July 11, 2015, 05:18:27 am

Their site also says they're planning to do the CASA CN-235 and -295 in 1/72nd: those have lots of whiffing possibilities.

I'm still looking forward to their 32 scale 'Varks  :wub:  Now, if only they were planning on a 32 scale 106
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 11, 2015, 07:12:23 am

Hmm. Such a long time since I last posted a message, I've forgotten how to put the picture in!

House moves  :blink: :blink: Scary

There's some notes on the pinned section of the General Modelling Sections page that might help or jog a latent memory  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 11, 2015, 07:54:13 am

Their site also says they're planning to do the CASA CN-235 and -295 in 1/72nd: those have lots of whiffing possibilities.


Brillo, I hope they do the military add-ons so I could make the RW IAC -235s, I just love their blue and blue scheme.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on July 11, 2015, 08:44:48 am

Their site also says they're planning to do the CASA CN-235 and -295 in 1/72nd: those have lots of whiffing possibilities.


Brillo, I hope they do the military add-ons so I could make the RW IAC -235s, I just love their blue and blue scheme.  :thumbsup:

Not to mention that fact that Jordan's working on a gunship version with an M-230 Chain Gun, Hellfires and those guided 2.75" FFARs.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on July 11, 2015, 09:53:50 am
Hataka acrylic paint set- USAF European One.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 11, 2015, 12:23:53 pm
Went out to do some shopping... ;D

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah318/rui_reis2/IMG_09381.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/rui_reis2/media/IMG_09381.jpg.html)

List of materials and still to arrive items here: http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,40830.msg692001.html#msg692001
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Steel Penguin on July 12, 2015, 06:00:14 am
back from the Barrage wargames show  in Stafford   4 HLBS co 40mm modern British troops,   2 packs of Ainsty resin fencing, an aero neaf  ( solid resin human flyer for space 1889 / Barsoom  Mars), and a martian sail skiff for the same.
quite a restrained set for me at a show....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 12, 2015, 07:18:49 am
Hataka acrylic paint set- USAF European One.

Where did you get it please ? I'm after the Polish WWII one
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on July 12, 2015, 08:22:02 am
Try eBay
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on July 13, 2015, 12:47:46 am
1/72 Airmodel vacform Vickers Varsity
1/72 spares or repair 2 x Nord Noratlas (Heller)  1 x Mach2 Br.1150 Atlantic
Wrong scale for the Nord Noratlas and Atlantic, too small could be part of the Heller 1/128 range. A twin tail twin boom Br.1150 Atlantic and a stretched Nord Noratlas. I think I have an old catalog at work, will check the scale.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on July 13, 2015, 01:00:34 am
From Hobby Link Japan I received;

Arii Mitsubishi Ki-46-III Dinah
Arii Mitsubishi L3M1 Nell
ICM Soviet Air to Surface Weapons set
SAC White Metal B-36 Landing Gear

All 1/72 (although the B-36 gear legs look sturdy enough to be 1/48)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 13, 2015, 03:21:07 am
A 1/72 Imai YS-11 airliner that I gave to a modelling friend DECADES ago on the grounds that I was unlikely to build it. He's slowing his modelling rate down now and he gave it back to me!

I'm thinking it would look good with a rotodome on its roof, or maybe with some Harpoons and things under the wings. Of course I could always just turn it into an Andover/748 by giving it a new paint job!  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on July 13, 2015, 03:53:49 am
A 1/72 Imai YS-11 airliner...

Jealous.  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on July 13, 2015, 04:08:31 am
A 1/72 Imai YS-11 airliner that I gave to a modelling friend DECADES ago on the grounds that I was unlikely to build it. He's slowing his modelling rate down now and he gave it back to me!

I'm thinking it would look good with a rotodome on its roof, or maybe with some Harpoons and things under the wings. Of course I could always just turn it into an Andover/748 by giving it a new paint job!  ;D

Well as it goes for about £70 now you could probably trade it in for a S&M HS-748  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 13, 2015, 07:42:47 am
A 1/72 Imai YS-11 airliner that I gave to a modelling friend DECADES ago on the grounds that I was unlikely to build it. He's slowing his modelling rate down now and he gave it back to me!

I'm thinking it would look good with a rotodome on its roof, or maybe with some Harpoons and things under the wings. Of course I could always just turn it into an Andover/748 by giving it a new paint job!  ;D

Well as it goes for about £70 now you could probably trade it in for a S&M HS-748  :thumbsup:

What? Really? Is it that sought after? I'm  amazed, but I may well go that route then.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on July 13, 2015, 08:25:38 am
Off eBay 1/700 Hasegawa JMSDF Izumo

This is the larger DDH (read that as STOVL carrier this size of Ark Royal IV when built !) thats larger than the earlier Hyuga.

Thinking i can use this as a basis for STOVL only design to replace the invincibles to show how much better the actual QEC will be
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on July 13, 2015, 02:33:40 pm
1/72 Airfix Boeing B-29
1/24 Snap Tite Shellby Charger Turbo 3 door hatchback. ( reminds me of the Ford Escort hatchback).
1/24 Revell Austin FX-4 taxi
1/24 or 1/25 RR Silver Shadow MkI- body and bonnet/hood.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 13, 2015, 02:53:08 pm
1/24 or 1/25 RR Silver Shadow MkI- body and bonnet/hood.

Where did that come from and who makes the kit please?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on July 13, 2015, 03:31:18 pm
Oops,
Sorry its the Silver Cloud by Minicraft but Franklin Mint do the Silver Shadow.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on July 13, 2015, 07:25:28 pm
Meng 1/35 Middle Easterners. A family of four - mum, dad and kids.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on July 14, 2015, 04:20:17 am
...Arii Mitsubishi L3M1 Nell...

Having now grokked what is in the box it seems that on this, the latest (unarmed ) reissue, Arii have opened up all the gates on the sprues and have thus included lots of extra parts for my parts box like torpedoes, bombs, machine guns and glazing for cupolas etc.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on July 14, 2015, 04:21:23 am
A 1/72 Imai YS-11 airliner that I gave to a modelling friend DECADES ago on the grounds that I was unlikely to build it. He's slowing his modelling rate down now and he gave it back to me!

I'm thinking it would look good with a rotodome on its roof, or maybe with some Harpoons and things under the wings. Of course I could always just turn it into an Andover/748 by giving it a new paint job!  ;D

Well as it goes for about £70 now you could probably trade it in for a S&M HS-748  :thumbsup:

Which makes the one for $30 I missed by a few seconds at Expo even more galling.
Grrrrrrrrr.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Radish on July 14, 2015, 07:24:36 am
5 x 1/72nd Airfix Tucano at a good price.
2 x Pegasus Hobbies Me 262 in 1/48th.
Some decals.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Steel Penguin on July 14, 2015, 11:34:36 am
a big pi;e of lead resin and plastic from Northstar  for the new skirmish game frostgrave,   10 wizards plus there apprentices  the 8 Hench men, the bonus soldier, Templar, trsure chest and Lich figures, 20 multi part plastic armsmen, and the set of resin treasure tokens,  armour stand, lectern and weapon stand .   :party:   lovely crisp figures.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 15, 2015, 12:43:35 am
The Eastern Express P-63s arrived, and I must say that I am positively surprised. Nicely detailed, just very fine, raised panel lines. Cannot say much about fit, but even that does not look bad at all!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on July 15, 2015, 03:37:37 am
Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Swift

Now avaible in the UK this week (Finally !!!!)

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on July 15, 2015, 09:16:28 am
Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Swift

Now available in the UK this week (Finally !!!!)


Only six and a half months late.......

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on July 15, 2015, 11:11:48 am
1/200 Italeri Lockheed C-141B Starlifter, AWACS springs to mind.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 15, 2015, 03:17:57 pm
Not in Newcastle - the Hornby concession in Fenwicks didn't have them today.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on July 16, 2015, 02:57:18 am
Two airfix swifts from halifax modlers world via ebay. One more on the way from the same sourse and another three coming direct from airfix.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitbasher on July 16, 2015, 08:30:13 am
From AJ's (son of TAHS) this afternoon - all 1/72:
All for real-world builds.  The Hs129 was a steal at £1.99, and AJ's are running a 25% off counter sale discount on all Italeri kits, so it seemed rude not to get something!

Coming soon Arrived in less than 24 hours from eBay - Meng Fiat G.91 (essentially half-price).
Coming soon from Hannants - Xtradecal Fiat G.91 sheet
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 16, 2015, 12:06:13 pm
Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Swift

Now avaible in the UK this week (Finally !!!!)

Oooh, may get one at RIAT tomorrow.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 16, 2015, 04:02:21 pm
Two airfix swifts from halifax modlers world via ebay. One more on the way from the same sourse and another three coming direct from airfix.

Isn't that a bit excessive? 


Says the man with a Spitfire stash in the hundreds......
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on July 16, 2015, 05:03:57 pm
Two airfix swifts from halifax modlers world via ebay. One more on the way from the same sourse and another three coming direct from airfix.

Isn't that a bit excessive? 


Says the man with a Spitfire stash in the hundreds......

Airfix TSR2 ! ahem a certain rumour of a pair of Geordies clearing out any stock in the North East of England from Hull to Berwick !  :bow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 16, 2015, 07:13:12 pm
It wasn't a rumour, it was true. But it was mainly Gary - I only went to York!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Leading Observer on July 17, 2015, 02:03:55 am
From Airfix the Swift!!! At last.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on July 17, 2015, 04:25:24 am
 :blink: its the 1/25 Ghostbusters estate/station wagon kit. Thought it would be an ideal donor for a dormobile/campervan conversion. Could use the decals on my other builds.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 17, 2015, 06:23:38 am
From Airfix a Swift  :thumbsup: Be the only one I get (Hannants sold out already I think ?  :blink:) and will be 112 Sqd in Aden marked up as a commemorative aircraft, so that tells you the scheme  ;D

Not sure when this will go into production however as I've already pulled the next 4 for the bench from the stash
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 17, 2015, 06:59:21 am
Just arrived from Bigcat.com.pt, 2 decal sheets of Portuguese air force squadron markings from Colorado Decals, and a Revell 1/72 Mig-21 F-13, what a beautiful kit... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 17, 2015, 07:24:52 am
Just arrived from Bigcat.com.pt, 2 decal sheets of Portuguese air force squadron markings from Colorado Decals, and a Revell 1/72 Mig-21 F-13, what a beautiful kit... :thumbsup:

Yup. The Revell F-13 is supposed to be the best option in 1:72 around.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on July 17, 2015, 11:19:18 am
Two airfix swifts from halifax modlers world via ebay. One more on the way from the same sourse and another three coming direct from airfix.

Isn't that a bit excessive? 


Says the man with a Spitfire stash in the hundreds......

 I have plans for em ;) ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on July 17, 2015, 11:38:39 pm
Off eBay Revell 1/144 Space Shuttle and Boeing 747 carrier aircraft.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 18, 2015, 03:42:37 am
Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Swift
 :banghead:
Now avaible in the UK this week (Finally !!!!)

Oooh, may get one at RIAT tomorrow.  :thumbsup:

So much for that plan.

Big H wasn't there and the only two other kit sellers there both said the same thing, 'We don't deal with Airfix any more!'..........
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 18, 2015, 04:40:02 pm
Just arrived from Bigcat.com.pt, 2 decal sheets of Portuguese air force squadron markings from Colorado Decals, and a Revell 1/72 Mig-21 F-13, what a beautiful kit... :thumbsup:

Yup. The Revell F-13 is supposed to be the best option in 1:72 around.

AFAIK, it's the ONLY option in 72nd....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on July 18, 2015, 11:47:04 pm
On eBay;
1/72 Hasegawa Boeing B-47
1/72 Revell Br.1150 Atlantic
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 19, 2015, 07:21:12 am
Just arrived from Bigcat.com.pt, 2 decal sheets of Portuguese air force squadron markings from Colorado Decals, and a Revell 1/72 Mig-21 F-13, what a beautiful kit... :thumbsup:

Yup. The Revell F-13 is supposed to be the best option in 1:72 around.

AFAIK, it's the ONLY option in 72nd....

I think the Zvezda kit is pretty good, will be buying one soon. ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on July 19, 2015, 07:38:38 am
Just arrived from Bigcat.com.pt, 2 decal sheets of Portuguese air force squadron markings from Colorado Decals, and a Revell 1/72 Mig-21 F-13, what a beautiful kit... :thumbsup:

Yup. The Revell F-13 is supposed to be the best option in 1:72 around.

AFAIK, it's the ONLY option in 72nd....

I think the Zvezda kit is pretty good, will be buying one soon. ;D

RV do a whole bunch of MiG-21s, but they're all later "big nose" ones: Search Link at Hannants (http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/index.php?search=mig&exact=0&department=&type=&sort=&manufacturer_id=362384&manufacturer_slug=&product_type_id=&product_category_id=&product_division_id=&scale_id=956&arrival_date=&stock=&pictures_only=&search_direction=asc&code=&keyword_search=&setPerPage=100)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 19, 2015, 10:53:32 am
Sorry, thought you meant the Revell Junkers F13
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Chris Payne on July 19, 2015, 01:14:35 pm
Just arrived from Bigcat.com.pt, 2 decal sheets of Portuguese air force squadron markings from Colorado Decals, and a Revell 1/72 Mig-21 F-13, what a beautiful kit... :thumbsup:

Yup. The Revell F-13 is supposed to be the best option in 1:72 around.

AFAIK, it's the ONLY option in 72nd....

There is an Academy kit in 1/72, but is very poor in relation to the Revell kit.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on July 19, 2015, 01:17:08 pm
Not sure if its the F-13 version but Hasegawa also did what looked like an F model Fishbed. One of the options was the Iraqi one that defected to Israel.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitbasher on July 19, 2015, 01:39:02 pm
The Academy F-13 is a cracker.

Actually no it isn't it's rubbish.  Trying to think of the whif potential and all I can come up is to graft an F-104 rear fuselage (from the intakes back) to the MiG's forward fuselage (add a radome over the MiG's nose intake of course) and keep the MiG's wings, fin/rudder and tailplane.  That assumes same fuselage diameter.

Sorry, stole the thread there but will return it to it's rightful owner now.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on July 19, 2015, 01:50:02 pm
Not sure if its the F-13 version but Hasegawa also did what looked like an F model Fishbed. One of the options was the Iraqi one that defected to Israel.


Arn't the Hasegawa one and the Academy one the same mould, and therefore just as bad as each other? (i.e. generally oversize except for being about two scale feet too short)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on July 19, 2015, 02:12:34 pm
No idea, I havent seen the Academy one out side of a box yet. And no plans to do so either.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on July 19, 2015, 02:40:27 pm
Not sure if its the F-13 version but Hasegawa also did what looked like an F model Fishbed. One of the options was the Iraqi one that defected to Israel.


Arn't the Hasegawa one and the Academy one the same mould, and therefore just as bad as each other? (i.e. generally oversize except for being about two scale feet too short)

From what I have seen of them, YES

I also agree with Lee that the Revell kit is the only game in town for an early MiG-21

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 19, 2015, 05:11:01 pm
Except that I was thinking of something else entirely that wasn't a MiG.  They're not my speciality as I have very little interest in Russian aircraft.  Except for the Blackjack and the VC10/Corcorde analogues.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on July 19, 2015, 05:49:50 pm
Not sure if its the F-13 version but Hasegawa also did what looked like an F model Fishbed. One of the options was the Iraqi one that defected to Israel.


Arn't the Hasegawa one and the Academy one the same mould, and therefore just as bad as each other? (i.e. generally oversize except for being about two scale feet too short)

Actually it's the Hasegawa one which is their own but reboxed by Minicraft (which was associated with Academy for a while) That's according to the Big Book.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on July 19, 2015, 07:21:48 pm
Was up in Toronto/ Hamilton area all weekend so I stopped in at Hobby and Toy Central on Appleby and grabbed myself the old monogram 72nd scale Albatross.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 19, 2015, 07:55:15 pm
Not sure if its the F-13 version but Hasegawa also did what looked like an F model Fishbed. One of the options was the Iraqi one that defected to Israel.


Arn't the Hasegawa one and the Academy one the same mould, and therefore just as bad as each other? (i.e. generally oversize except for being about two scale feet too short)

Actually it's the Hasegawa one which is their own but reboxed by Minicraft (which was associated with Academy for a while) That's according to the Big Book.

More likely a clone of the Hasegawa kit - the Academy kit has recessed panel lines whereas they're raised on the Hasegawa.  I had both for a time some years back.  IIRC I still have the Academy wings which *might* end up on a two seat Jag as a TSR2 trainer - they have the right 60 degree sweep.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 20, 2015, 12:11:50 am
It's horrible... as well as the Hasegawa offering, at least the original one. Not certain if there have been updates to the mould, but to me the thing is/was pretty disappointing.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 20, 2015, 12:12:41 am
BTW, won a Matchbox Heyford on ebay for EUR 9,99,-.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 20, 2015, 01:19:43 am
Was up in Toronto/ Hamilton area all weekend so I stopped in at Hobby and Toy Central on Appleby and grabbed myself the old monogram 72nd scale Albatross.

 :cheers:

Old it may be, and COVERED in rivets too, but it's a terrific kit and surprisingly large too. I've built three of them in my time and enjoyed every one. Nice one.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on July 20, 2015, 01:30:46 am
I have Airfix & KP 1/72 Mig 21s.  Not built either yet.  Both are what you'd expect and quite suitable for my purposes.

Today I received one of these from Evil-Bay (easier to post a pic than to explain  what it is).
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDgzWDcwMA==/z/B5YAAOSwAL9UdnHu/$_12.JPG)
OK, strictly speaking I received 2 as there is a pair of them in the box. One will probably end up with a Bofors mounted on the back.

I also received more Light Gull Grey acrylic so I can get on with painting the FW189 Tilt Fan.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on July 20, 2015, 07:04:01 am
Two airfix swifts from halifax modlers world via ebay. One more on the way from the same sourse and another three coming direct from airfix.

Isn't that a bit excessive? 


Says the man with a Spitfire stash in the hundreds......

 I have plans for em ;) ;)

The three swifts mentioned above coming direct from airfix arrived this afternoon
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on July 20, 2015, 07:11:57 am
Two airfix swifts from halifax modlers world via ebay. One more on the way from the same sourse and another three coming direct from airfix.

Isn't that a bit excessive? 


Says the man with a Spitfire stash in the hundreds......

 I have plans for em ;) ;)

The three swifts mentioned above coming direct from airfix arrived this afternoon

That was pretty swift!  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 20, 2015, 01:26:23 pm
Where's the tumbleweed emoticon when you need it?

(http://dreamteamtalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/tumbleweed.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on July 20, 2015, 11:41:41 pm
Finally received the Swift I had on pre-order with Airfix Yesterday
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 21, 2015, 12:14:10 am
Do I sense a Swift GB towards late 2015 with all the stuff in the pipelines?

BTW, I also have one in the stash (the Xtrakit specimen, though) - time to put them onto the stage and into public light?!  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on July 21, 2015, 04:06:22 am
just got back from a rumage sale on this sunny Belgian Independence Day  :thumbsup:
and i managed to score some stash on the cheap  :mellow:

-1/72 Matchbox AW Meteor NF11/12/14 (no decals or instructions)
-1/72 Plastyk PZL TS-11 Iskra
-1/72 Chematic/Gomix PZL P-37 Los
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on July 21, 2015, 05:51:40 am
Do I sense a Swift GB towards late 2015 with all the stuff in the pipelines?

BTW, I also have one in the stash (the Xtrakit specimen, though) - time to put them onto the stage and into public light?!  ;D

I should have one eventually, but since I want to do terrible things to it, I've ordered it on the Flying Hours scheme, so it's anyone's guess when I'll actually get it.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on July 21, 2015, 11:33:59 am
Won on eBay;
172 Mach2 General Dynamics RB-57F
1/25 resin Batmobile based on the Lincoln Futura.

If I can bend the wings, the RB-57F would make a great jet seaplane. Perhaps a pair of floats where the two auxiliary jet pods are usually fixed.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on July 22, 2015, 10:52:53 am
Received directly from Airfix today

2 x 1/72 Supermarine Swift FR.5's One to be almost OOB, the other to become an F.7

Now what to do with the Xtrakit one I have in my stash?

Gondor

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 22, 2015, 11:50:11 am
Well, another batch of deliveries, all 1/72.
1 Academy F-16CJ, 1 Kinetic SUFA, Eduard photo-etch for Hasegawa AV-8B+, Orion Models photo-etched F-16 fuselage reinforcement plates, Pavla resin gun pods for Airfix harrier, Colorado decals for Portuguese Harvard Mk.4 of the PoAF's 50th birthday commemorative scheme, Rob Taurus F-16A vac-formed canopy, a Revell Tornado ECR and finally, an AZ Models Mig-17F.

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah318/rui_reis2/IMG_10401.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/rui_reis2/media/IMG_10401.jpg.html)

 :drink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Rick Lowe on July 22, 2015, 01:47:05 pm
Where's the tumbleweed emoticon when you need it?

(http://dreamteamtalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/tumbleweed.jpg)

How 'bout:

_____________________________________*________________________________

 - would that work?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Steel Penguin on July 25, 2015, 12:10:05 pm
from a couple who are friends   the bolt action  Dads army set,   the fearless LDV  both in civys and in uniform, the ARP similarly, and the rev and verger.  SCORE!
I will need to get some Germans as opfor, ( an aircraft crew and some U boat crew)  but I mainly wanted them to paint.   And apparently some one does a die cast  van for Jonesys  butcher in 1:50 which will work.. :party:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 25, 2015, 12:22:46 pm
Won on ebay:

AKI Blackburn Firebrand.  Finally got one!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on July 25, 2015, 12:38:34 pm
Won on ebay:

AKI Blackburn Firebrand.  Finally got one!

Nice one, noticed that earlier and wondered if you would go for it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on July 26, 2015, 11:57:51 am
From todays Birmingham show.

Revell Douglas C-54D Skymaster.
Academy McDD F-4J "Show time 100". snap together kit
Wolfpack Rockwell T-2C Buckeye.
Digital(NZ) PAC CT-4E Airtrainer. Resin kit.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on July 26, 2015, 01:57:56 pm
Remind me never to bid on a night shift on eBay;
Won
1/25 AMT/Ertl Chevrolet station wagon
1/100 Boeing B-52F
1/72 Fujimi Grumman E-2CJ Hawkeye
1/72 Revell Canberra PR9
1/72 Airfix Short Stirling bI/III
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 26, 2015, 02:04:45 pm
Well, nobody else wanted this piece of plastic...  ;D

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah318/rui_reis2/IMG_10451.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/rui_reis2/media/IMG_10451.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Big Gimper on July 26, 2015, 02:35:19 pm
Won on ebay:

AKI Blackburn Firebrand.  Finally got one!

That's a good price, And I like the margin by which you won it with.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on July 27, 2015, 03:17:25 am
a darn good haul of 1/72 aftermarket bits at the IPMS Birmingham Show yesterday!  :thumbsup:

five mint condition C-Scale conversion kits, inc the one for the RN's AEW Skyraider :)
a set of A-3 resin airbrakes.
Pavla interior set for the Hind helo gunship
obscurco conversion for the F-6 Mustang [the PR version of the P-51]
a resin nose for a Swiss AF vampire or venom
Paragon conversion for the prototype Spitfire.

also several usable humbrol authentics paints and a delightful 1/144 decal sheet from S+M models covering AEW/ELINT/MPA a/c insignia and red lettering.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 27, 2015, 03:52:21 am
Won on ebay:

AKI Blackburn Firebrand.  Finally got one!

That's a good price, And I like the margin by which you won it with.  ;D

I take it you were bidding on it too?  Sorry about that - the last one that popped up was won by another member of this parish, Bungle - and he outbid me, so hopefully you'll get the next one!

Not sure how much the current CMR Firebrand is but it's not far off what I paid for the AKI one.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on July 27, 2015, 04:10:57 am
I've got an AKI Kawanishi Shiun.  It's beautifully cast resin.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 27, 2015, 05:20:06 pm
Courtesy of ebay, my Airfix swift arrived this morning.  Still not sure what I want to do with it, though an FGA5 is being considered.  Possibly with 1 Sqn.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 27, 2015, 09:03:33 pm
Went out to the LHS and picked up a bunch of Tamiya paints, a Tamiya painting stand and ended up bagging a 1/72 Airfix Gnat and a Dauntless... After i paid for these, i happen to look up at the shelves above the 1/72 section, there i see a beautiful wooden kit of a Mediterranean fishing barge, a Catalan Cadaqués, http://www.artesanialatina.net/EN/model-ship-kits/initiation/19009--cadaques.html complete with fabric sail, ropes, metal parts, the works! I brought that for my old man. He's also getting back into it again, he used to make ships with matches and balsa wood back when he was single. He looked like a little kid when he saw it...  :thumbsup:

And then, when i got home, these 4 boxes had arrived from Japan... :party:

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah318/rui_reis2/IMG_10521.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/rui_reis2/media/IMG_10521.jpg.html)

 Two white boxes containing the F-16DSI Conversion sets, and the other two...  :wub:
 I want to thank LoneStar Resin Parts for making such good and unique work! Yukio Kanezawa is a very dedicated and skilled modeler. Because of international bank bureaucracies, we had to make this deal in a way that for most would be a tremendous risk, and i can assure you, he is a man of his word. I'm very thankful to Yukio for his work, i think it is a very good contribution to the modeling world and even more for the Whif World!!  :bow:
 And also, i can't forget it was leptiprince who shared the info and link to LoneStar's site. Thank you! :cheers:

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on July 28, 2015, 12:41:57 am
Those look interesting DfZen.

I took delivery today of a parcel from BNA Model World taking advantage of their Special Hobby Sale plus getting something i've had my eye on for a while as a treat to myself for submitting my last piece of coursework for my TAFE course.

All 1/72 I got;
Special Hobby Seafire 47
Special Hobby Vatour (gun nose, israeli decals)
Eduard Mig 15 bis (Profi Pack - lots of decals, PE, masks).

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 28, 2015, 12:46:49 pm
And then, when i got home, these 4 boxes had arrived from Japan... :party:

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah318/rui_reis2/IMG_10521.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/rui_reis2/media/IMG_10521.jpg.html)

 Two white boxes containing the F-16DSI Conversion sets, and the other two...  :wub:
 I want to thank LoneStar Resin Parts for making such good and unique work! Yukio Kanezawa is a very dedicated and skilled modeler. Because of international bank bureaucracies, we had to make this deal in a way that for most would be a tremendous risk, and i can assure you, he is a man of his word. I'm very thankful to Yukio for his work, i think it is a very good contribution to the modeling world and even more for the Whif World!!  :bow:
 And also, i can't forget it was leptiprince who shared the info and link to LoneStar's site. Thank you! :cheers:

Please tell us more, including the info and that link.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 28, 2015, 11:28:48 pm
Ok, this is the mail order page for Lonestar Resin Parts: http://www.h4.dion.ne.jp/~lonestar/SALES.htm Unless you read Japanese, you'll have to use a translator.
There you find all of Yukio Kanezawa's stuff. He doesn't have paypal or credit card at the moment so all orders must be paid through international bank transfer, which has some extra costs. I told Yukio that if he had a Paypal account, as a lot of stores from Japan have, it would be very beneficial for his company, Yukio has already looked into it and very soon, he should have a paypal account set up to make things easier for him and all of us.
Still i believe that he will keep using the same method for order, you simply write him an e-mail with the stuff you want and he'll get back to you with the total values and shipping costs.

I think that's about it, check out the page, he's got a lot of good stuff.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 29, 2015, 01:45:16 am
As you say, a LOT of good stuff, thanks for the link.  :thumbsup:

Mrs_PR19 loves that EggPlane Su-27.  :lol: ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 29, 2015, 03:12:00 am
As you say, a LOT of good stuff, thanks for the link.  :thumbsup:

Mrs_PR19 loves that EggPlane Su-27.  :lol: ;D


No problem, these are good products
made by a modeler for modelers so it has my full support, Yukio is making a really good job, and on top of that, he's a really cool guy!  :thumbsup:
My next buy will be the Mig-29 conversion set, i have an ICM mig that will be base for that... And probably a few more DSI intakes. :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on July 29, 2015, 09:49:36 am
From Hannants:-

Sword 1/72 Jet Provost T.Mk.5
Sword 1/72 Strikemaster

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 29, 2015, 10:18:19 am
Arrived yesterday, also from Hannant's...  :rolleyes:

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah318/rui_reis2/IMG_10541.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/rui_reis2/media/IMG_10541.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on July 29, 2015, 11:08:06 am
Won off eBay:
British Airways Trident -VEB playmakers Playfix
1/72 Airways vacform Vickers VC10 Airliner/Tanker
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Steel Penguin on July 29, 2015, 11:10:28 am
a pile of figures from Statuesque miniatures , ive now got all the pulp double packs, the SOE team, and a large pile of hong kong killer fembots,  and both Ezmeralda Tyke, and the wonderfully done Lille Poots
http://www.statuesqueminiatures.co.uk/
link direct to Lille  http://www.statuesqueminiatures.co.uk/p/8779654/sa001-lillie-poots.html  
as a figure she has a wonderfully expressive face and pose,  if I couldn't use the figure for several madcap ideas, id buy it just to support a company that makes it..
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Rick Lowe on July 29, 2015, 11:26:33 am
From the IPMS meeting last night;

an Academy 1/72 Bronco - for an idea on the discussion thread here - another to come, for another idea... well, you get the idea (groan)

a set of RNZAF WW2 Pacific roundels for the A-4 commemorative scheme model
(now I only have to get the things to conform over all those little spikes on the wings...)

Some Vallejo Acrylic paints - lovely to work with; brush smoothly, level out well and dry quickly. The second coat was more to touch up various thin spots, rather than a required overall coverage.
I will be investigating more of these in future...

Cheers
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on July 29, 2015, 11:29:34 am
From my LHS :

Vallejo Rust, Stain and Streaking set.

Trump 35th scale USN LCM crew

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Big Gimper on July 29, 2015, 03:26:17 pm
Won on ebay:

AKI Blackburn Firebrand.  Finally got one!

That's a good price, And I like the margin by which you won it with.  ;D

I take it you were bidding on it too?  Sorry about that - the last one that popped up was won by another member of this parish, Bungle - and he outbid me, so hopefully you'll get the next one!

Not sure how much the current CMR Firebrand is but it's not far off what I paid for the AKI one.


I did not bid on it (I didn't know it there won one on auction) but I am please that you got it for a great price and you that you won one it by such a small margin. If I do get one, it will most likely be one of the two CMR kits. I just have not got a good solid idea yet on how to WHIF it.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on July 29, 2015, 06:55:39 pm
a set of RNZAF WW2 Pacific roundels for the A-4 commemorative scheme model]
Awwwwww man I want to see THAT!

For me the Tamiya 1/35 Velociraptors arrived, enough bits supplied for six differently-posed dinos. Now all I need is the motorcycle.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Rick Lowe on July 29, 2015, 09:23:15 pm
a set of RNZAF WW2 Pacific roundels for the A-4 commemorative scheme model]
Awwwwww man I want to see THAT!

For me the Tamiya 1/35 Velociraptors arrived, enough bits supplied for six differently-posed dinos. Now all I need is the motorcycle.

Zac - PM me and I'll e-mail you a couple shots when I finish it. (don't have a Bucket-type account - and don't want one)

Have you seen the old tank model where the guy used 'Raptor heads on 1/35 bodies? Quite different!

Cheers
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on July 30, 2015, 01:56:48 pm
I think I have! Slightly less disturbing than the "Velociraptor pinups" I found on Etsy last night  :blink: ....the things that titillate some folks are beyond me! These little guys will remain as traditional raptors.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Rick Lowe on July 30, 2015, 02:07:54 pm
I think I have! Slightly less disturbing than the "Velociraptor pinups" I found on Etsy last night  :blink: ....the things that titillate some folks are beyond me! These little guys will remain as traditional raptors.

I think that's a wise choice.

Some things Man wasn't meant to know... or contemplate...  :blink: quick, where's something shiny to distract me?  :rolleyes: ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 30, 2015, 06:19:35 pm
Been looking for this one for some time, Revell 1/72 Northrop F-5B from Racer's Heaven in the U.S. Very nice kit, they should do an E/N and F variant with this quality. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Chris Payne on July 31, 2015, 10:44:29 am
Ended up adding a few more to the stash today.

Fun Model 1/72 Nanchang Q-5
Italeri 1/72 F-117
Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Swift FR.5

Also managed to pick up the Model Alliance 1/72 Nimrod R.1 stencil sheet.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 31, 2015, 05:07:04 pm
From Rob at West Coast:

1/72 Special Hobby Douglas B-18, USAAC Pre-WWII (at $20CAD 'twas too good a deal to pass up, especially with the exchange rate.  ;D )
1/72 RS Models Northrop XP-79B
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 31, 2015, 06:44:26 pm
Some of the my shopping frenzy arrived today, from the UK shop Model Hobbies, 1/72 AZ Shenyang F.5 and Revell F-4F Phantom, from Skyblue Hobby, in Japan, the Tamiya 1/72 F-16CJ with weapons. Also from the UK, this one from a private seller comes a Hasegawa 1/72 Jaguar Mk.1A, and from France's Bassin Maquette came a Heller Saab JA37 Viggen. Last one, from the US, an old bagged Matchbox Alpha jet.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: strilekawk on August 01, 2015, 10:16:12 am
Over the past few of weeks I wound up buying the following in 72 scale,
 
Revell P-70 Nightfighter
Testors Hind
Airfix  TSR
Aoshima 3.5 ton armored truck
Revell Hardened Aircraft Shelter
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: silverwindblade on August 02, 2015, 02:27:41 am
Picked up from RIAT a couple of weekends ago -

1/48 Hase AV-8B Harrier II
1/48 Revell Mi-24 Hind



Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Leading Observer on August 03, 2015, 09:10:37 am
Managed to lay my paws on the Revell F-111 Tactical Fighter (TFX) kit optional noses and wings from ebay :thumbsup: For an F-111K, is that long nose & short wings or vice versa?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on August 03, 2015, 09:14:50 am
Managed to lay my paws on the Revell F-111 Tactical Fighter (TFX) kit optional noses and wings from ebay :thumbsup: For an F-111K, is that long nose & short wings or vice versa?

F-111K had a long nose and short wings despite what the majority of people say.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on August 03, 2015, 10:31:55 am
i just placed a new online order for stash additions,
this will be the last stash addition for some time, as the focus will now shift to the moving  :-\

-1/144 Revell F-16AM Tigermeet'14
-1/144 Revell Mig-29A Fulcrum "The Swifts"
-1/144 Eduard Mig-15bis Dual Combo
-1/144 Trumpeter YF-23A Black Widow II
-1/144 Trumpeter YF-22 Lightning II
-1/144 Trumpeter Chengdu F-7II/A
-1/144 Zvezda Airbus A321
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Leading Observer on August 03, 2015, 11:37:52 am
Managed to lay my paws on the Revell F-111 Tactical Fighter (TFX) kit optional noses and wings from ebay :thumbsup: For an F-111K, is that long nose & short wings or vice versa?

F-111K had a long nose and short wings despite what the majority of people say.

Gondor

Cheers Gondor :thumbsup: Now what to do with the short nose and long wings :unsure:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on August 03, 2015, 12:55:34 pm
Managed to lay my paws on the Revell F-111 Tactical Fighter (TFX) kit optional noses and wings from ebay :thumbsup: For an F-111K, is that long nose & short wings or vice versa?

F-111K had a long nose and short wings despite what the majority of people say.

Gondor

Cheers Gondor :thumbsup: Now what to do with the short nose and long wings :unsure:

An F-111B of course  :thumbsup:

The F-111K was the A fitted with FB-111 wheels for tougher landings as was intended to work East of Suez from the Island mounting bases, some UK avionics and the most visual clue being the retractable refuelling probe ahead of the windscreen. The K also had the option to fit tanks in the bombbay and an internal brace for an external belly pylon. Not sure where the long winged K urban myth sprung from apart from maybe  the RAAF selecting the C ot that parts from on of the K's in build were used in a FB-111A as the media from the day clearly state a modified A
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on August 03, 2015, 01:39:03 pm
Managed to lay my paws on the Revell F-111 Tactical Fighter (TFX) kit optional noses and wings from ebay :thumbsup: For an F-111K, is that long nose & short wings or vice versa?

F-111K had a long nose and short wings despite what the majority of people say.

Gondor

Cheers Gondor :thumbsup: Now what to do with the short nose and long wings :unsure:

An F-111B of course  :thumbsup:

The F-111K was the A fitted with FB-111 wheels for tougher landings as was intended to work East of Suez from the Island mounting bases, some UK avionics and the most visual clue being the retractable refuelling probe ahead of the windscreen. The K also had the option to fit tanks in the bombbay and an internal brace for an external belly pylon. Not sure where the long winged K urban myth sprung from apart from maybe  the RAAF selecting the C ot that parts from on of the K's in build were used in a FB-111A as the media from the day clearly state a modified A

Only two K's were started before the order was cancelled, these were moved from the assembly line to a holding area until a decision was made.  After cancellation the two were ""reduced to spares"" and used in the FB-111A production.  There's a couple of photos of them together in the holding area which I have seen. Neither were complete, one had wings attached while the other didn't.  There was one FB-111A painted up in RAF camo scheme for demonstration purposes, this has sometime been mistaken as a completed FB-111K

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 03, 2015, 11:29:55 pm
A Heller Yak-3 in 1:72.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 05, 2015, 07:51:34 am
Xtradecal He111P sheet for when the Airfix kit comes out. Got it because they have an early war scheme with the 3 upper colours rather then the standard 2 greens. I'm building her real world, when I get her, but it will look a little different in this scheme.

Sheets got some nice personal markings which will be useful for other projects
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on August 05, 2015, 09:57:39 am
arrived from Hannants.
72nd scale Special hobby Folland Gnat F-1.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: seadude on August 06, 2015, 07:55:16 am
Bought the following in last few days:
Moebius BSG 1/350 Colonial One
Revell 1/72 Arado Ar-555
Also from Anigrand Models.........
http://www.anigrand.com/AA6012_Brilliant_Buzzard.htm
http://www.anigrand.com/AA4091_SR-91.htm
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on August 07, 2015, 07:08:36 am
i just placed a new online order for stash additions,
this will be the last stash addition for some time, as the focus will now shift to the moving  :-\

-1/144 Revell F-16AM Tigermeet'14
-1/144 Revell Mig-29A Fulcrum "The Swifts"
-1/144 Eduard Mig-15bis Dual Combo
-1/144 Trumpeter YF-23A Black Widow II
-1/144 Trumpeter YF-22 Lightning II
-1/144 Trumpeter Chengdu F-7II/A
-1/144 Zvezda Airbus A321

Arrived today :)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on August 09, 2015, 12:53:43 pm
From todays IPMS Avon show.
all 72nd scale.

2nd hand.
Hasegawa F-15C
Matchbox RF/CF-10B/F.
Matchbox Lightning T-55 (transfered from Howard of Effingham's stash)
Fujimi F-4C/D.
Airfix Canadair Sabre F-4.
Airfix Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker B.
Revell D0-335 A-1a.
Revell Mil 28 Havoc.
Revell Yak 38 Forger.
Heller Saab J32 Lansen.
Master Modell Tu-2.

New.
KP Piper NE-1/O-59 cub.
Sword Strikemaster 80A/88.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on August 09, 2015, 02:46:10 pm
Last week's deliveries, as usual, all 1/72 kits and bits....
Starting with a Heller Saab J-35 bought through ebay from someone whom i believe to be the fellow forum user and whif modeler 63cpe. I did find the nickname was familiar on the bay... :thumbsup:
From Canada, 2 sets of resin JHMCS by Modern Hobbies directly from their site, excellent detail on these helmets.
From Portuguese shop, Bigcat modelismo: Academy A-10 Iraqui Freedom, Revell F-16MLU "solo display", airfield, runway and deck section display bases and also, another Hobbyboss F-5E TigerII.
From Yourmate UK and US in South Korea, Tamiya Mirage 2000C and the Italeri F-5E TigerII.
To close the week, received one of my all time favorites... The beautiful Tamiya F4D Skyray!  :drink: Straight from the UK from Models4hobby shop.
With these, i managed to fill the rest of my stash storage space... I already have a few boxes crowding the work bench... and there are 7 more kits on their way... it means, stop buying and start building!! ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on August 09, 2015, 11:34:20 pm
from the usual goodness that is the IPMS Avon show at thornbury yesterday :)

1/72 Maintrack F-107 vacform [so I can do a two seater F-107 using the trumpeter IM kit of same]
1/72 airfix F-86D
1/72 airfix Fairey Firefly [so I can use all of the Firefly aftermarket stuff I have; needing three to do this triplet of models this one was the 3rd]

some old Gloy and Humbrol authentics paints [at 50p per pot and several shades I hadn't got RAF NIVO and US pre-war grey being two]

modeldecal sheet #11 [gonna use the RCAF Sabre markings it has on the above F-86D kit  ;D ]

I was however pipped at the post by here's very own Andrew J over a Maintrack P1121 vacform!  ;) i'm just left wondering what he a 1/48 wiffer will be doing
with 1/72 vacform.  :wacko:

as usual the Avon crowd put on a good show.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on August 10, 2015, 12:03:45 am
from the usual goodness that is the IPMS Avon show at thornbury yesterday :)

I was however pipped at the post by here's very own Andrew J over a Maintrack P1121 vacform!  ;) i'm just left wondering what he a 1/48 wiffer will be doing
with 1/72 vacform.  :wacko:

as usual the Avon crowd put on a good show.  :thumbsup:

Well as it is Andrew I would suspect to use as a reference for doing a 1/48th version, although if doing one he should await on Overscan's P1121 book du out in November by Blue Envoy press  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on August 10, 2015, 12:07:53 am
Received over the last week a Revell Atlantic and Neptune as a combo deal on eBay.
Also got the Model Alliance Wings over Sea book and decal sets to cover the pre-war Fleet Air Arm (Also gave me some handy data for use on more modern subjects  :thumbsup:)

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on August 10, 2015, 12:09:09 am
From todays IPMS Avon show.
all 72nd scale.

2nd hand.
Hasegawa F-15C
Matchbox RF/CF-10B/F.
Matchbox Lightning T-55 (transfered from Howard of Effingham's stash)
Fujimi F-4C/D.
Airfix Canadair Sabre F-4.
Airfix Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker B.
Revell D0-335 A-1a.
Revell Mil 28 Havoc.
Revell Yak 38 Forger.
Heller Saab J32 Lansen.
Master Modell Tu-2.

New.
KP Piper NE-1/O-59 cub.
Sword Strikemaster 80A/88.


An interesting collection there with a variety of What-if potential  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 10, 2015, 12:11:25 am
Got an Eduard L-39 Albatros - inspired by recent profiles (by Darkfold) I think that it might end up in German Marineflieger or Luftwaffe colors (wrap-around scheme), as a target tug with some dayglo extra markings.

After the GDR's demise Western Germany actually "inherited" some NVA-LSK L-39's (and these AFAIK received Luftwaffe registrations, 28+XX), but none were operated. But this can easily be changed... ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on August 10, 2015, 12:23:31 am
You could reverse that logic and do an East German Alpha Jet  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 10, 2015, 12:27:24 am
Then I'd rather put it under Soviet Republic of Finland's flag. ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on August 10, 2015, 01:19:04 am
...To close the week, received one of my all time favorites... The beautiful Tamiya F4D Skyray!...
:thumbsup:

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 10, 2015, 05:38:31 am
...To close the week, received one of my all time favorites... The beautiful Tamiya F4D Skyray!...
:thumbsup:



Have to agree it's a lovely kit
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: scooter on August 10, 2015, 06:32:13 am
...To close the week, received one of my all time favorites... The beautiful Tamiya F4D Skyray!...
:thumbsup:



Have to agree it's a lovely kit

Yes it is, in both scales.  Here's one of mine done up in a splotchy desert scheme (and more canopy as well)-
(http://orig09.deviantart.net/0ec1/f/2007/082/b/d/desert_ray_by_scooternjng.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on August 10, 2015, 07:09:03 am
Or do as I did with it and a two-seat Skyhawk.


(http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu247/JBricknell/DF6-B16.jpg) (http://s652.photobucket.com/user/JBricknell/media/DF6-B16.jpg.html)

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: darthspud on August 10, 2015, 09:58:18 am
From Thornbury
Airfix 1/72 Short Stirling - complete bargain, still sealed and £10!!  :thumbsup:
Airfix Emergency set
Airfix Bofors Gun and tractor
Dragon Humvee set x 2
JB - 1Ton L/R Cargo
JB - 1 Ton Ambulance
JB - Bedford 4 ton GS
Academy Hemt 8 wheeler

1/48 Revell Rafale M
1/48 Revell F4C/D
Italeri F22 Raptor

Stopped by at the WHIF Sig table, didn't recognise anyone and those there were busy discussing P1121's or somesuch. As on limited stay, decided to exit stage left weighed down but wallet lighter.
Could have happily spent another £100, but went for quality and stuff I may actually get to build in less than a year.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: darthspud on August 10, 2015, 10:05:36 am
shame that the Airfix stand was absent, hoped to get some new kits and older stuff too. ah well, someone else gets my cash I guess.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on August 10, 2015, 11:08:33 am
Won on eBay,
Revell 1/24 or 1/25 Triumph TR8 hardtop
Dinky toy Pink Panther car with zip wheel
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on August 10, 2015, 12:45:06 pm
Or do as I did with it and a two-seat Skyhawk.

Cool, i like both of them!  :thumbsup: I do have plans to whif it up a bit, maybe go with the P&W J79 engine or maybe even a twin engine version. And i really like Scooter's "more canopy" version , i've always wondered how this would look like with a bubble canopy, F-86 type or something similar, and also,  a different radome, just a bit bigger... Guess that's a plan, right?  :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on August 10, 2015, 01:22:54 pm
Stopped by at the WHIF Sig table, didn't recognise anyone and those there were busy discussing P1121's or somesuch. As on limited stay, decided to exit stage left weighed down but wallet lighter.

you should have butted in and said Hi. We wouldnt have minded one bit
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on August 10, 2015, 03:07:25 pm
Stopped by at the WHIF Sig table, didn't recognise anyone and those there were busy discussing P1121's or somesuch. As on limited stay, decided to exit stage left weighed down but wallet lighter.

you should have butted in and said Hi. We wouldnt have minded one bit

Well you might if it was a Head Butt  :banghead:   ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on August 11, 2015, 03:07:20 am
Or do as I did with it and a two-seat Skyhawk.

Cool, i like both of them!  :thumbsup: I do have plans to whif it up a bit, maybe go with the P&W J79 engine or maybe even a twin engine version. And i really like Scooter's "more canopy" version , i've always wondered how this would look like with a bubble canopy, F-86 type or something similar, and also,  a different radome, just a bit bigger... Guess that's a plan, right?  :cheers:

I have no idea how to whiff my (1/72) Skyray.  I might even make it a RW build <gasp>
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 11, 2015, 06:12:38 am
My Skyray will be Aeronvale
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on August 11, 2015, 10:19:37 am
via eBay:-

Bandai 1/72nd Y-wing starfighter  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 11, 2015, 04:09:52 pm
Off ebay:
2x MPM Spitfire PR19 - the second tooling from the Millenium set, the good one.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on August 11, 2015, 04:49:55 pm
For my birthday the lovely Sam got me Airfix's new-tool 1/72 Lancaster B.I/III - which I'll build as the aircraft her great uncle was killed in over Aachen - and some extra cash for other models. Woo!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 11, 2015, 05:25:03 pm
Tip:  Assemble as per plans until after the fuselage is complete, then cut the wing spars somewhere inboard of the wheel bays.  Should make it easier to handle and means the wings can be assembled in the normal fashion.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on August 11, 2015, 06:52:47 pm
From Hobby HQ - both 1/72.  Revell Noorduyn Norseman and Consolidated Privateer.

Apparently the RAAF had some Norsemen so I might make it RFDS*.
The Privateer I don't know yet.  The Cargo version tempts me but then I could put guns in that solid nose as an anti-shipping aircraft like the Lanc I have planned.  And then again the Sperry nose turret looks great as do the twin upper turrets and the side blisters and given the name it's a given for a Sky Pirate plane...


*Although according to the Hawkwind song it should really be a Percival Proctor.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on August 11, 2015, 07:59:09 pm
Thanks Lee - what are the possible consequences if I don't?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Old Wombat on August 11, 2015, 08:15:50 pm
Rolling their way to me via Australia Post;

1 x    1/35 UH60 /Mi-8 /MI-17 Cargo Door M134D Mount for Academy #2201/#2217, Trumpeter #05102 (LRE35174) - the 2nd replacement for the ones in my UH-1N kit
1 x    1/35 Skoda PA-II "Turtle" Armoured Car (2 in 1) (TAK2024) - 'coz it's just so cute!
1 x    1/35 Vietnam War Series - "Jungle Patrol" (4 figures) (MB 3595) - to be modified for FSBR dio, one day
1 x    1/35 AMX-30B2 French Main Battle Tank (MBT) (MENG-TS013) - 'coz it looks cool, will be RAM recce tank
1 x    1/35 Soviet SS-23 Spider Tactical Ballsitic Missile Weighted Wheels for HobbyBoss 85505 (ET ER35-060) - I have some 1/32nd cars which need "different" wheels
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on August 12, 2015, 12:34:16 am
Thanks Lee - what are the possible consequences if I don't?

Doing it Lee's way means you can assemble the assemble and even paint the wings and fuselage separately and attach them when your ready as the wing will slide onto the remaining wing spars between the fuselage and engine. Otherwise you end up assembling each wing whilst attached to the fuselage which can be somewhat cumbersome when handling the model.

The design concept is quite clever for the end result but the designers are still getting used to the practicalities of model making, which is why some of their new kits whilst looking accurate & fantastic can be rather tricky to assemble
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 12, 2015, 05:48:25 am
Two vintage kits: a 1st generation Heller SEPECAT Jaguar (because of its optional cockpit sections... you have to know your drugs!) and a FROG Spitfire Mk. 14, the set with the V1 included.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 12, 2015, 09:15:50 am
Thanks Lee - what are the possible consequences if I don't?

A really awkward fit unless you have four hands.  Plus it's much easier to work on smaller components.  Trust me, I've two stalled Lancs done the Airfix way...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Radish on August 12, 2015, 09:25:34 am
Lots of new-mould Airfix 1/72nd Spitfires, Defiants, P-51D Mustangs and Zeroes.

One or two may be relatively real.

I also have a number of aether screws in various designs and sizes.....

Onwards, Buttercup!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on August 12, 2015, 02:07:46 pm
Thanks guys, much appreciated!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on August 12, 2015, 03:46:09 pm
New arrivals from YourmateUk in South Korea, Hasegawa Tornado F Mk.3 and European weapons set. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on August 12, 2015, 09:27:35 pm
Lots of new-mould Airfix 1/72nd Spitfires, Defiants, P-51D Mustangs and Zeroes.

One or two may be relatively real.

I also have a number of aether screws in various designs and sizes.....

Onwards, Buttercup!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

My late mate Rob had a bright yellow JZR kit car* called Buttercup, which featured a Lancaster bomber flap selector as the headlight switch. You'd have got on with him, Terry.... ;)


*Same shape as a Morgan 3-wheeler but with non-comedy tires and powered by easily available Honda or Moto Guzzi V-twins.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Mossie on August 13, 2015, 06:34:24 am
Special Hobby 1/72 Heinkel He-178 V-2.  Impulse buy. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on August 13, 2015, 09:55:27 am
From ebay

1 x 1/72 Xtradecal X72160 L.T.V. F8E/H/J Crusader to be used for my F-4L as it includes decals for two squadrons that operated from the USS Hancock.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on August 13, 2015, 01:42:40 pm
Thanks to special birthday pocket money from my darling Sam, Academy's 1/72 PBY-5A 'Black Cat' boxing to be done as a R/W civil NZ Catalina from the mid-90s.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Rick Lowe on August 13, 2015, 01:52:56 pm
Thanks to special birthday pocket money from my darling Sam, Academy's 1/72 PBY-5A 'Black Cat' boxing to be done as a R/W civil NZ Catalina from the mid-90s.

Nice, I look forward to seeing that.

Cheers
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on August 13, 2015, 06:10:04 pm
A 1/72 Uncle Les CAC CA-23 is on it's way to me ---
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 13, 2015, 11:45:18 pm
"Accidently" won a Matchbox (ex PM Model) Horten IX/Go 229 on ebay for less than EUR 3,-.
Unexpected, and I am rather after the wings as donation parts than the aircraft itself.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on August 13, 2015, 11:48:15 pm
"Accidently" won a Matchbox (ex PM Model) Horten IX/Go 229 on ebay for less than EUR 3,-.
Unexpected, and I am rather after the wings as donation parts than the aircraft itself.

Yeap we found they were rather handy for combining with a Hunter to make the supersonic P1183, before Freightdog produced the resin conversion  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 14, 2015, 04:52:41 am
You don't need the resin jetpipe either - the original version was to have had a Sapphire, so I'm toying with that as a shortcut to get it to flight first.  Suez markings?

Actually, you'd still need a smaller jetpipe.  Oops.  Unless it's a later big bore Sapphire or re engined with the big bore Avon.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Mossie on August 14, 2015, 11:40:22 am
Airfix 1/144 Vickers Vanguard.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on August 14, 2015, 12:14:56 pm
Direct from Airfix

1/72 Heinkel He111 P-2
1/72 Beaufighter/FW-190 Dogfight Double

All new tools  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Leading Observer on August 14, 2015, 03:15:28 pm
From eBay PM Yak-15, Frog Lysander, and Matchbox Norseman
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on August 15, 2015, 03:51:46 am
Airfix Rotodyne
Thinking along the lines of ASW or AEW.Would look great as "Marine One".
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 15, 2015, 05:55:59 am
Direct from Airfix new tool He III  :thumbsup: Looks really nice in the box. There's one bit in the instructions that has led to some minor interest in the Edwards household as to what it is you are being told to snip off ? Thorvic will know what I'm prattling about but I need to do some research.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on August 15, 2015, 07:49:06 am
found at a rumage sale this morning  ;D

-Airfix 1/72 Shorts Skyvan  :thumbsup:
-Matchbox 1993 diecast "The Mole" (from Thunderbirds)  :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on August 15, 2015, 04:51:58 pm
All 1/72 scale;

Frog N.A. RA-5C
Italeri F-19
Airfix BAe/HS Nimrod
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 16, 2015, 03:34:26 pm
Frog's Vigilante is a reboxed Hasegawa.

Won on ebay:
MPM Spitfire PR19 - 2nd tooling.  Less than £4 inc. postage!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on August 17, 2015, 08:43:45 am
Just got back from Edinburgh where Mrs. JayBee and I had some family business. I did make time to visit Wonderland and came home with an Airfix Swift. They had quite a number of them on the shelf, and on display in the window.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on August 17, 2015, 12:04:53 pm
Minicraft 1/144 B-1A arrived from the US via Ebay, bought only with whif in mind, got 3 ideas, two in the kit's original scale, either a PoAF B-1A or turn this into the B-1R, the other in 1/72, still have to choose between a fighter or attack plane, and between a single or twin seat variant... it's just a matter of sketching up the various ideas and see which looks best to my eyes... Maybe i should've bought two kits... or three... :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 17, 2015, 07:39:59 pm
Bought off ebay:

Airfix Beaufighter TF.X new tool...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on August 18, 2015, 01:09:01 am
Nice, I look forward to seeing that.

Cheers
Thanks Rick - I'm guessing you know exactly what I mean! Always wanted a model of her with those bright red engines!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Rick Lowe on August 18, 2015, 10:42:09 pm
Nice, I look forward to seeing that.

Cheers
Thanks Rick - I'm guessing you know exactly what I mean! Always wanted a model of her with those bright red engines!

Yup - Got some shots of her back in the day... had sort-of-plans to do one, but not so much now.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on August 18, 2015, 11:01:45 pm
Won off eBay,
1/72 vacform HS/BAe Nimrod with resin and metal parts for Mk2 conversion.
Thinking of building an early Mk1 version.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on August 19, 2015, 04:45:46 am
From Model Hobbies via Ebay, 1/72nd scale Folland Gnat F.1 Finnish/Yugoslav boxing :wub: :wub: :wub:

Looks lovely in the box: loads of options and loads of spares for other versions, plus open and cockpit options.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: seadude on August 20, 2015, 07:35:42 am
Bought on Amazon a few days ago: The old (25-30 years? ) Revell B-2 Advanced Technology Bomber. Still shrink wrapped too!  ;D This was one of my "holy grail" kits I've been currently searching for.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on August 20, 2015, 12:02:41 pm
1/72 C-160, if it's the Heller kit then the tilt wing. Similar to the F-8 Crusader. Either SAR or ASW.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 22, 2015, 05:00:43 am
From Hannants and taken in by my neighbour for me yesterday, new tool Airfix Beaufighter  :thumbsup: I'll be building the real world SEAC one with this kit. Looks very nice in the box
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Steel Penguin on August 22, 2015, 05:27:41 am
back from Jewellery quarter   a pair of 1:35 scale tanks. 
a Dragon  Conqueror
a Tamiya  SGT York
also wanted a mk 11 chieftain but they weren't in yet :(
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on August 22, 2015, 10:09:58 am
Just made my first order ever with Iron Shipwrights. The Choctaw/Mojave and the VC set

http://ironshipwrights.com/accessories.html

I wanted to add some vehicles but the USD is so high right now, that even this small order with exchange and shipping was almost 60 CDN  :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on August 22, 2015, 06:52:48 pm
More stuff bought with my birthday "pocket money" from the lovely Sam:
- x3 Academy 1/72 P-40M/Ns (to become Kittiwakes)
- Almark Decals 1/72 Seafire XV sheet covering 7 FAA/RCN machines (for the aforementioned Kittiwakes)
- Italeri 1/72 B-25H/J (to be a real-world Australian warbird)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on August 23, 2015, 11:00:05 pm
2 x 1/72 Revell Avro Shackletons MK3
1 x 1/72 Kawanishi H8K 'Emily' flying boat
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on August 24, 2015, 11:02:24 am
Stopped by my LHS and came out with a 144th scale Minicraft VC-54C Scared Cow. I think it's inline ( get it  :thumbsup: ) for some Merlin engines and an RCAF/ RCN post war colour scheme.  :drink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Chris Payne on August 25, 2015, 06:07:36 am
Just picked up the new Academy 1/72 F-4J USN 'Showtime 100' Phantom II from Tiger Hobbies.

Looks an absolute belter of a kit.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on August 25, 2015, 12:24:30 pm
Looks like my 2 1/48 F-16s are cursed!! :banghead: The Tamiya kit was probably lost in the mail... it's been over a month and it should've been delivered 2 weeks ago... the seller is going to refund my money so i'll be looking out for another one. The Kinetic kit is still in customs after 2 weeks of inspection... i wonder how hard it is to inspect a box...
On the bright side, the beautiful 1/72 Hasegawa Saab J-35Ö arrived today from a private seller on ebay, from Japan. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Old Wombat on August 25, 2015, 06:29:04 pm
Looks like my 2 1/48 F-16s are cursed!! :banghead: The Tamiya kit was probably lost in the mail... it's been over a month and it should've been delivered 2 weeks ago...

Some postal worker probably thought it'd make a great present for his son's birthday. :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on August 25, 2015, 10:59:50 pm
Thanks to Colin at Freightdog, the Pegasus 1/72 XP-40Q. What a GORGEOUS little kit! Fine detail, not too much flash, and cheap. Almost seems a shame to whif it...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on August 25, 2015, 11:31:27 pm
Just picked up the new Academy 1/72 F-4J USN 'Showtime 100' Phantom II from Tiger Hobbies.

Looks an absolute belter of a kit.

Built it yet ?  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on August 25, 2015, 11:33:04 pm
Stopped by my LHS and came out with a 144th scale Minicraft VC-54C Scared Cow. I think it's inline ( get it  :thumbsup: ) for some Merlin engines and an RCAF/ RCN post war colour scheme.  :drink:

Braz are re-issuing the engines for it, but I thought you would have tried it in 1/72nd as braz are also doing the conversion set for the new Revell kit  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Chris Payne on August 26, 2015, 12:11:12 am
Just picked up the new Academy 1/72 F-4J USN 'Showtime 100' Phantom II from Tiger Hobbies.

Looks an absolute belter of a kit.

Built it yet ?  ;)

Not as yet.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 26, 2015, 02:09:16 am
Stopped by my LHS and came out with a 144th scale Minicraft VC-54C Scared Cow. I think it's inline ( get it  :thumbsup: ) for some Merlin engines and an RCAF/ RCN post war colour scheme.  :drink:

Braz are re-issuing the engines for it, but I thought you would have tried it in 1/72nd as braz are also doing the conversion set for the new Revell kit  :thumbsup:

I owe the Capt'n a favour so I'll dig out some spare Merlins.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on August 26, 2015, 03:57:07 am
Looks like my 2 1/48 F-16s are cursed!! :banghead: The Tamiya kit was probably lost in the mail... it's been over a month and it should've been delivered 2 weeks ago...

Some postal worker probably thought it'd make a great present for his son's birthday. :blink:

Or even for his own birthday... :angry:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 26, 2015, 06:10:31 am
Thanks to Colin at Freightdog, the Pegasus 1/72 XP-40Q. What a GORGEOUS little kit! Fine detail, not too much flash, and cheap. Almost seems a shame to whif it...

Built a couple, it's a nice kit
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on August 26, 2015, 04:28:55 pm
Thanks Narses, it's definitely leaps and bounds ahead of my only other one, the Buchon. I can't wait to start it!

After work another package was waiting for me: the Academy-Minicraft 1/72 Early Version Vega PV-1 Ventura, to be done as a R/W RNZAF example. It was only NZ$20 and looks very nice, although I may need to invest in replacement, accurate cowls.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 27, 2015, 02:25:41 am
It's a copy of ye olde Frog kit.

Me?  Scored another CMR Spitfire IXc off ebay.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: piko1 on August 27, 2015, 03:38:24 am
two new one's for my bday that was 2 days ago

Revell Queen Mary 2 1/400
Revell AIDAluna 1/400
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on August 27, 2015, 02:05:43 pm
It's a copy of ye olde Frog kit.
I've heard that a lot. Except it's not. Comparing my plastic with photos of the FROG parts they're quite different - the FROG has a simpler, one-piece engine face with chunkier prop for example.

Also check out the first page of the FROG/spawn instructions: http://s61.radikal.ru/i172/1110/c3/b83e9a3eeb08.jpg
And the Academy-Minicraft/Academy/Minicraft instructions: http://nofineline.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/VenturaInstruct1.jpg

If it's a copy, it's an extensively retooled copy. Myth BUSTED.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 27, 2015, 04:32:14 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lh1sve2s9d1qg3ycwo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on August 27, 2015, 06:37:41 pm
It's a copy of ye olde Frog kit.
I've heard that a lot. Except it's not. Comparing my plastic with photos of the FROG parts they're quite different - the FROG has a simpler, one-piece engine face with chunkier prop for example.

Also check out the first page of the FROG/spawn instructions: http://s61.radikal.ru/i172/1110/c3/b83e9a3eeb08.jpg
And the Academy-Minicraft/Academy/Minicraft instructions: http://nofineline.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/VenturaInstruct1.jpg

If it's a copy, it's an extensively retooled copy. Myth BUSTED.

You're right Zac, the Academy/Minicraft PV-1 is actually a re-box of the Hasegawa kit
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 28, 2015, 01:33:30 am
A(nother) Novo Supermarine Attacker as donor bank resident, came as a combo with a Vickers Wallace - together they were cheaper than any Attacker alone, so I could not resist...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on August 28, 2015, 08:00:08 am
Finally getting the 1/72 vacform VC 10
Monogram 1/72 A-10
1/72 Lockheed P-3C Orion
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 29, 2015, 05:18:46 pm
Another Airfix Beaufighter!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on August 30, 2015, 08:12:24 am
Check out my blog to see the cool 350 scale stuff I have just received from Iron Shipwrights. If I would have been on the ball I would have noticed that they are doing a 25% off via Paypal deal, so with the 10 bucks I saved on this small order I could have bought somat extra ! Oh well, it's a good excuse to go order a few more bits  :thumbsup:

http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,37917.585.html
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on August 30, 2015, 10:11:13 am
two Airfix Whitley mk V's via the Midland air museum.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 31, 2015, 12:57:11 am
two Airfix Whitley mk V's via the Midland air museum.


Still to get mine and you've got 2 !  :rolleyes:

Early impressions Martin ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on August 31, 2015, 01:00:23 am
two Airfix Whitley mk V's via the Midland air museum.


Still to get mine and you've got 2 !  :rolleyes:

Early impressions Martin ?

Well it is the spiritural home of the Whitley so not surprising they would stogk them, only trouble i suspect Martin is expected to build them  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 31, 2015, 02:49:59 am
I should be getting mine next saturday, along with another pair of Beaufighters.

If anyone has the new Airfix Beaufighter and doesn't want/need the torpedoes, I'm more than happy to give them a new home.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on August 31, 2015, 03:00:14 am
two Airfix Whitley mk V's via the Midland air museum.


Still to get mine and you've got 2 !  :rolleyes:

Early impressions Martin ?

First impression? Theres a lot in that box! Its got an almost full interior, which wont be seen once the airframe is closed up. It has the defunct lower gun dustbin hole in the floor, so Im guessing that a future option may include a para dropper. And the way its engineered looks to  me like a BOAC solid nosed bird would be easily tooled for minimum outlay.

over all it looks stunning. Almost on a par with the Dornier 17 kit.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on August 31, 2015, 05:54:52 am
From the Big H.

A Model A-40 (KT).

I have devious plans for this that do NOT require the T-60 light tank that comes in the kit.
So if anyone out there would like the tank it is up for grabs.
Because of the initial cost of the kit and UK postage I have to ask £15 GBP but that does include postage anywhere.

Anyone interested let me know.

Jim
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on August 31, 2015, 05:57:17 am
Whitley ? Oh this Airfix is getting exciting ! Can't wait until it starts showing up here  :drink: :party: :bow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on August 31, 2015, 10:20:25 am
Finally, after over a month held in customs, i get the first of the 1/48 F-16s i've bought, the Kinetic F-16E kit. The Tamiya kit is probably never coming and the seller is going to refund my money so i've already ordered another one from another seller, the other was the last item in stock. In fact, the second was even cheaper than the one lost. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on September 01, 2015, 02:29:58 am
From the LHS (only popped in to get paint) I procured a Tamiya Bf 109 E3 to provide parts for a BoB GB build or 2.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on September 01, 2015, 04:11:29 am
Whitley ? Oh this Airfix is getting exciting ! Can't wait until it starts showing up here  :drink: :party: :bow:

http://www.airfix.com/us-en/shop/new-for-2015/1-72-scale-military-aircraft/armstrong-whitworth-whitley-mk-v.html (http://www.airfix.com/us-en/shop/new-for-2015/1-72-scale-military-aircraft/armstrong-whitworth-whitley-mk-v.html)

24th Sept expected into Airfix USA, so you could always Pre-order  :thumbsup:

Rest of the new stuff is listed here BTW
(http://www.airfix.com/us-en/shop/new-for-2015/1-72-scale-military-aircraft.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on September 01, 2015, 04:45:18 am
Received from Bungle's stash sale

1 x 1/72 Strv.103 B by Trumpeter  Probably going to be Berlin Brigade seeing that the British Army evaluated the vehicle  ;D

Gondor   
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on September 01, 2015, 05:06:14 am
Just made my second order with :

http://www.westcoasthobbys.com/products?keys=&field_brand_tid=40&field_category_tid=All&field_collection_tid=All&sort_by=title&sort_order=ASC&items_per_page=33&=%3Ci+class%3D%22icon-search%22%3E%3C%2Fi%3E+Start+Searching

All 72nd scale :
RS Models P-51H
Special Hobby CH-37 Mojave
Sword T2V-1 Seastar

Why ? I don't know !  :thumbsup: Dangerous sitting about the house, me.....

 :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 01, 2015, 06:17:39 am
Thanks for the info on the Whitley Martin  :thumbsup: I'll wait for mine, I've enough going at the moment.

Second Beaufighter arrived today - RNZAF in the Pacific for this one
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 01, 2015, 04:44:35 pm
Finally, after over a month held in customs, i get the first of the 1/48 F-16s i've bought, the Kinetic F-16E kit. The Tamiya kit is probably never coming and the seller is going to refund my money so i've already ordered another one from another seller, the other was the last item in stock. In fact, the second was even cheaper than the one lost. :thumbsup: 

Ahah! Spoke too soon about the F-16 from Japanese online shop Skyblue, delivered today, 9 a.m. sharp!! That means i'll have 2 of the buggers... and also, another one that was very late, from Mother Russia, bought from Exomari on Ebay, Zvezda's 1/72 Mig-21Bis, that is another that i'll have 2 of in my stash. 
Ordered last Saturday from Portuguese hobby store BigCat Modelismo, delivered today, the Kittyhawk 1/48 F-35C!!
Last item arrived today was a PoAF F-16's 1/48 Modelmaker decal sheet... Having only 3 1/48 models, being 2 F-16s and 1 F-35, the decals would make any of the F-16s a Whif cause both my models lack the parts to make the PoAF F-16A, but still, the F-16s would be the right model to use them on anyway, right? :wacko:

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah318/rui_reis2/IMG_11031.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/rui_reis2/media/IMG_11031.jpg.html)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on September 01, 2015, 11:57:26 pm
Another fast delivery from Bungle:-

Zvezda 1/72 Topol mobile ICBM
Airfix 1/76 SAM2
(One of my grail kits as one that was common in my youth during the 70's but never reappeared due to a damaged mould  :banghead: )

Also received from HMW via eBay
Airfix 1/72 AW Whitley  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on September 02, 2015, 03:07:40 am

Also received from HMW via eBay
Airfix 1/72 AW Whitley  :thumbsup:


While I still await my pre-order delivered from Airfix  :banghead:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on September 02, 2015, 05:20:31 am
, the F-16s would be the right model to use them on anyway, right? :wacko:

If you say so  :thumbsup: The F-35 box looks awesome.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 02, 2015, 06:03:40 am
, the F-16s would be the right model to use them on anyway, right? :wacko:

If you say so  :thumbsup: The F-35 box looks awesome.

 :cheers:

And the contents are even better!! :thumbsup: About the decals, yes, they're for F-16s but, what if, by work of some strange, dark forces, they ended up on an F-35C? :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on September 03, 2015, 12:48:00 am
The old Heller 1/72 E-3A AWACS
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 03, 2015, 06:15:33 am
A 1:72 Heller F-84G, for the upcoming Cold War GB (already have an idea), plus some stuff for the current BoB GB, including an MPM He 100 and a vintage KP Avia B.35.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: seadude on September 03, 2015, 07:35:43 am
In the last few weeks, I've been buying all in 1/72 or 1/144 scale. I'll let you guys take a guess what these are all for.  ;D  ;D  ;D
MiG-15
MiG-17
MiG-21
MiG-23
MiG-25
MiG-29
Su-22
Su-27

And I've bought from Fantastic Plastic the following:
SR-72 Hypersonic aircraft
Boeing "Bird of Prey"
Lockheed UCARS rotorcraft
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on September 03, 2015, 09:19:38 am
Direct from Airfix

1 x 1/72 scale Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk. V bomber. To be real world but probably not an option in the box.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on September 03, 2015, 11:20:48 am
Stopped at my LHS and grabbed the Italeri 72nd scale Lightning II kit.

 :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on September 03, 2015, 05:48:09 pm
It's a nice kit Todd, although I'm going to sand all the raised panel lines off (or to a barely visible level)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on September 04, 2015, 12:11:56 am
It's a nice kit Todd, although I'm going to sand all the raised panel lines off (or to a barely visible level)

Erm not really I think the Academy or Hasegawa are probably better, but as I've said elsewhere none of them are correct as no kit producer will be allowed access to do an accurate kit, so all are based on photographic interpretation and the best guess of the kit designers.  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Chaos on September 04, 2015, 11:32:14 am
New at my Stash.
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0001rpatonbsuv.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0002tex7r6c4dm.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0004mkbchj0fu8.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 05, 2015, 03:38:24 am
Today arrived, from the other side of this planet, two Jays Model Kits conversion sets: one for a Tempest Mk.I (on the basis of the Heller kit) and the other for an Australian Sabre with the wider fuselage for the Orenda engine and with Aden cannon (for a Fujimi Sabre). Cool stuff, looks better than expected.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 05, 2015, 05:45:04 am
I'm currently playing with that Tempest Mk I conversion kit Dizzy (although mine is in the Ventura packaging) and as I didn't have the Heller Mk V but loads of Academy ones I've used it on that. Fits fine with some fettling which to you will be nothing at all. Makes a fine looking airplane. Mine will be in service circa early 43 and will be going to a Hurricane squadron.

Arrived this morning from the Big H ; New Tool Airfix "Kate" and Eduard mask and etch zoom for the He III  :thumbsup:

Kate looks really nice, A fair few options re flaps, folded wings and canopy position. You get 3 canopy options. Fully closed, the rear open so the gun can be deployed and all movable parts open. Very neat moulding on the rear open option as it's moulded in one piece so no fiddling about trying to get 2 parts to sit properly.

Mine will be real world. A level bomber prior to Pearl Harbour and before the top was camouflaged. I've been reading up on Kate camouflage and something in one book rang a bell. There's a part of one in the US Army museum in Waikiki which is definitely the same colour top and bottom (probably Ame-iro), but what twigged my memory is that the part has been part sanded back to expose the paint layers and the primer is bright red  ;D I will have a photo some where among the thousands so unlikely to find it until the need is over  :blink: Mine will be based on this one however. and will have one wing folded. If I get another I'll probably do her Manchuko.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on September 05, 2015, 05:52:04 am
Got a pile of those Ventura/JAYS Models Tempest Mk.I conversions (JAYS owns all the Ventura stuff BTW) but went with the High Planes ""Avon"" Sabre conversion (not Orenda Dizzy)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Leading Observer on September 05, 2015, 06:23:34 am
via ebay, an Airfix DH.88 Comet. Tempted to use it for the BoB GB just started
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 05, 2015, 07:07:28 am
.....and the other for an Australian Sabre with the wider fuselage for the Orenda engine and with Aden cannon (for a Fujimi Sabre). Cool stuff, looks better than expected.

Don't you mean the Canadian Sabre?

The Oz built ones had Avon engines, and not all of the Candian built ones had Orendas either.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on September 05, 2015, 07:33:21 am
.....and the other for an Australian Sabre with the wider fuselage for the Orenda engine and with Aden cannon (for a Fujimi Sabre). Cool stuff, looks better than expected.

Don't you mean the Canadian Sabre?

The Oz built ones had Avon engines, and not all of the Candian built ones had Orendas either.

Only the Canadair Sabre Mk.5 & 6 had Orendas although the single Mk.3 was the prototype
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on September 05, 2015, 07:40:45 am
from Hannants:-

Airfix 1/72 Nakakima Kate
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on September 05, 2015, 07:44:49 am
New at my Stash.

That's quite the haul ! I like the 48th scale dozer and the tadpole.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Rheged on September 05, 2015, 08:51:26 am
In 2001, if you applied for a UK university place, the RAF arranged for you to be sent a pack containing details of RAF engineering officers and an Airfix Hawk kit.  For £2 in a charity shop in Upminster on Severn, I acquired the whole pack; kit, special box, careers leaflets, booklet on Modern RAF aircraft etc.  It will be a Hawk when it's made up, but not one the RAF would recognise.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 05, 2015, 01:01:35 pm
From the Edinburgh show:

Airfix Beaufighter TF.X
airfix AW Whitley
KP/AZ Avia S.99
KP/AZ Avia S.199
Meng Mansu KI 95
Sword Spitfire mk XVIe "Export"

That is all.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on September 05, 2015, 01:26:27 pm
Received today from ebay

1 x 1/72 Airfix Sea Harrier FRS1 This mean that I have all the modern and modernish Harriers

From The show at Edinburgh Airport Hilton

1 Flex-I-File 1500 grit
1 Flex-I-File 2800 grit
Humbrol Acrylic 127, 128 & 129

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on September 05, 2015, 07:34:01 pm
In 2001, if you applied for a UK university place, the RAF arranged for you to be sent a pack containing details of RAF engineering officers and an Airfix Hawk kit.  For £2 in a charity shop in Upminster on Severn, I acquired the whole pack; kit, special box, careers leaflets, booklet on Modern RAF aircraft etc.  It will be a Hawk when it's made up, but not one the RAF would recognise.

Now that is a great find ! Looking forward to seeing what you do to it !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Steel Penguin on September 06, 2015, 04:47:52 am
from woumbourne show
new Hasa moderm US pilot ground crew set 1:48  ( 6 more pilot figs)
AMT  1:25 Jaguar xj220    I think this may have the wheels semi filled and end up as a grav racer / star car ( 2nd hand still in the cellophane)
from the Twisted wargames figures range  Nancy, and Nightingale  28mm ( ish)
and a hasa wepons set c ( 1:48) from an under table,  around a 1/3 of the stuff is still there,  but it also had a pile of decal striping ( red, yellow, black and ali) some clear decal sheet, some large US fuel tanks and the back end of a singe engine jet  :blink:   not what id expected ( and I should have checked before purchase)  but worth the cost I think

also saw a possible non plan 1:35 purchase,  some one does a M113  + crew + Viet Nam civilian set  but id run short of cash so didn't get, I also resisted the Monogram 1:48 hustler, its my scale of choice, its bonkers, its huge, and I couldn't quite get the enthusiasm up for it .
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on September 06, 2015, 01:05:09 pm
Quite a few added this weekend.

Direct from Anigrand.
Douglas XA2D-1 Skyshark.
Northrop YF-17A Cobra.

From a stash clearance at Friday evening's Coventry club night.
Hasegawa A-4F.
Hasegawa TA-4J.
Hasegawa A-6A.

From todays Driffield show.
Azur Loire-Nieuport LN411.
Azur Vought V156F Vindicator.
Azur North American NAA-57.
MPM Serversky P-35A.
Airfix Boulton-Paul Defiant I.
KP Piper L-4A/B cub.
Matchbox Aeroapatiale SA365N Dauphin 2.
Sword BAC Lightning T-5.
Revell Westland Seaking mk-41.
Revell NH-90TTH.

All kits from Driffield bar the Defiant and Cub are 2nd hand.
The Azur and MPM kits came from a very nice Japanese lady who lives locally, selling off her late husbands stash.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 06, 2015, 04:37:19 pm
Good thing you car's got a big boot OGL!  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 07, 2015, 12:02:15 am
.....and the other for an Australian Sabre with the wider fuselage for the Orenda engine and with Aden cannon (for a Fujimi Sabre). Cool stuff, looks better than expected.

Don't you mean the Canadian Sabre?

The Oz built ones had Avon engines, and not all of the Candian built ones had Orendas either.

No, I meant the Australian Avon version. I'll hang myself in the basement now.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on September 07, 2015, 12:22:17 am
1/300 Heller Air France Concorde
1/72 CL-415 water bomber
Liquid cement and putty/filler
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 07, 2015, 12:31:23 am
Nice collection Martin. I've got a few of the Azure/MPM kits and the Anigrand Skyshark goes together well
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on September 07, 2015, 01:43:30 am
From Evil-Bay - another 1/72 Fishbed.
This one is an SM/MF by ZTS Plastyk.  I had assumed it was the same mould as the KP SM but I attempted to match up he fuselage halves from the two kits and there are enough subtle differences for them not to fit together.  They still look to have similar parts breakdown though.


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 07, 2015, 01:28:30 pm
Wor club night and I acquired a 72nd Heller DC 6 which will form the basis of an Avro Tudor II.  Well, the fuselage will anyway.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 07, 2015, 02:37:36 pm
Wor club night and I acquired a 72nd Heller DC 6 which will form the basis of an Avro Tudor II.  Well, the fuselage will anyway.

The build thread for that'll be worth watching.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 07, 2015, 04:20:29 pm
I really need to dig out my file on the Tudor.  Its an aircraft that's never really been covered in any detail that I'm aware of.

From my initial guess, without looking at any plans, the back end taper is too shallow as it starts too far forward and the nose will need rebuilding to a wider, more blunt shape.  Either lots of milliput - which, quite frankly, I hate - or a tin of P38.  The latter more likely.

It's probably going to be next year's big build - too much on the go now in the countdown to Telford and I've a pair of other big projects to finish first, possibly four.  Not to mention all the Spitfires and several Beaufighters, Defiants and a Mosquito.

Depending on how I get on, I'm thinking about a variant on the Avro 711.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on September 07, 2015, 04:57:14 pm
Wow....will that ever be something to see ! I've had one of those in the stash forever and might stick the Shak engines and props on it.

 :drink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 08, 2015, 05:43:40 am
From ebay sellers, both Hasegawa kits of the old and the new school, F-35A from South Korea and from the UK, the F11F-1 Tiger! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on September 08, 2015, 06:28:03 am
Good thing you car's got a big boot OGL!  ;D

It's well practiced.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on September 08, 2015, 10:37:08 am
WooHoo ! Always fun checking the mail when you are awaiting somat....

RCAF, RCN, and maybe RCMarines ? Might be white as an army bird as well.

(http://i722.photobucket.com/albums/ww226/Axo_Smash/f3f03442-ac29-4031-a9f3-8d985263ce2e_zpsbji6akod.jpg) (http://s722.photobucket.com/user/Axo_Smash/media/f3f03442-ac29-4031-a9f3-8d985263ce2e_zpsbji6akod.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on September 08, 2015, 11:38:51 am
Good thing you car's got a big boot OGL!  ;D

It's well practiced.  :rolleyes:
To right it is. LOL
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on September 08, 2015, 02:05:04 pm
Almost forgot about my kitten's shots today ( for a second time  :banghead: ) so missed my trip to my LHS. I did manage to call tho, at 4 minutes to closing time....he was pretty excited to start listing off everything that came in. Not all of it, but a lot of new stuff, incl. the Blenheim ! Watch this space !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 08, 2015, 04:02:35 pm
The P-51H and the Mojave are both great kits Cap'n, you'll enjoy them for sure.

I didn't even know anyone did a 1/72 Seastar, that looks good.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 08, 2015, 04:12:46 pm
Do the CH-37 with a pair of swept-exhaust 700 series Hercules ala the Bristol Freighter, or what the hell,
backdate it and use the forward exhaust collector Hercules from a Beaufighter.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on September 09, 2015, 04:46:35 am
Just recieved from the Big H via the man in the red van with the red trolley.

2 X Mikro Mir Blackburn Beverleys.

Looks good.
Only two transparencies, cockpit glazing and the nose position, all the rest are given as transfers. However there is a sheet of masks for the transparencies.
A small P/E fret, which as I have not read the instruction sheet, I have absolutely no idea what they are for!
Four colour schemes, one brown bomber and three, distinctly different N/M aircraft.
Interior detail looks OK, especially for this scale. Mine are likely to be fully closed up so I am not bothered about that.

Jim
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on September 09, 2015, 04:57:46 am
Cheers guys. Checking into exhaust ideas ! Also checking out Micro Mir  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 09, 2015, 11:52:37 am
Just recieved from the Big H via the man in the red van with the red trolley.

2 X Mikro Mir Blackburn Beverleys.


Hm, I'm envisaging just what a Beverley Zwilling would look like...............  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on September 09, 2015, 01:42:09 pm

Hm, I'm envisaging just what a Beverley Zwilling would look like...............  ;D :lol:

Don't, I certainly am not.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: ericr on September 09, 2015, 01:45:41 pm

Hm, I'm envisaging just what a Beverley Zwilling would look like...............  ;D :lol:

Don't, I certainly am not.


I would personally quite favour that inclination  ;D :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Runway ? ... on September 09, 2015, 02:31:00 pm
Twice the length and eight donks.
just a thought...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 09, 2015, 02:41:07 pm
Twice the length and eight donks.
just a thought...

.....and even longer wings!  ;D ;) :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on September 10, 2015, 01:57:38 am
2 parcels today.

From Jays in NZ - two 1/72 Heller DH Vampires.  Bagged with no decals.  Sold like that as "Vampire Lite" until they get thru own decal sheets designed.  One will be Soviet, the other may get a piston engine.

From BNA Model World - Assorted resin & Photo etch detail stuff for 1/35 armour and a 1/72 Italeri Macchi C.202.  This will be a paint whiff for the BoB GB.  I can report that like the Italeri C 205 the Port wing of the 202 is 1.5mm longer than the Starboard.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on September 10, 2015, 05:18:04 am
Put in my Hobbylinc order.....my LHS guy is gonna kill me lol

200 scale crew
350 scale crew
144 scale Vulcan
144 scale A400
72 scale T-34C

 :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on September 10, 2015, 06:13:08 am
Just received a pair of 1/72 Dassault Mirage IIIV-V01 by Modelsvit made exclusively for Bassin Maquette in France  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 10, 2015, 06:27:12 am
From an EBay trader - Airfix 1/72 Whitley  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on September 10, 2015, 08:24:15 am
Twice the length and eight donks.
just a thought...

.....and even longer wings!  ;D ;) :lol:

I am NOT going to build this, but my thoughts tend towards this:
Longer, yes.
A larger wing, yes.
Six engines, either six RR Tynes or Four Tynes and two auxiliary Vipers in pods.
This would have to be RAF, Brown Bomber.

Staying with the standard airframe.
Four RR Tynes but how about five blade props like the Sea Fury had.
Who would operate it, my thoughts tend towards RAAF in SEA camouflage.

I say again, I am NOT going to build any of these ideas.

Jim

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 10, 2015, 03:41:00 pm
From Jays in NZ - two 1/72 Heller DH Vampires.  Bagged with no decals.  Sold like that as "Vampire Lite" until they get thru own decal sheets designed.  One will be Soviet, the other may get a piston engine.

Better off with a Heller Mistral - the russians wanted the Nene engined Vampires - and the longer wingtips of the Vampire 1/3.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Rick Lowe on September 10, 2015, 10:32:43 pm
Finally got my sticky mitts on a Scalextric 1/32 Ford Falcon XB.

It will be modified into a static Pursuit Special, in basic black of course.

As a bonus, I didn't realise they come with an interior and full driver figure. Easy to mod into Mr Rockatansky in his leathers...

One very happy modeller!  ;D  :thumbsup:

Cheers
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on September 11, 2015, 02:04:50 am
From Jays in NZ - two 1/72 Heller DH Vampires.  Bagged with no decals.  Sold like that as "Vampire Lite" until they get thru own decal sheets designed.  One will be Soviet, the other may get a piston engine.

Better off with a Heller Mistral - the russians wanted the Nene engined Vampires - and the longer wingtips of the Vampire 1/3.

According to Scalemates it's the same kit but I don't really care what the Russians wanted, they'll get why they're given.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 11, 2015, 06:45:39 am

Finally got my sticky mitts on a Scalextric 1/32 Ford Falcon XB.


There's lucky, they're heavily sought after in slotracing circles. Does it have a sidewinder or front engine chassis?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on September 11, 2015, 12:40:24 pm
Stopped at a hobby shop in London after the hospital, and it was gone ! As I circled the building I saw a small notice that it had moved.....so I went to that address, and it was closed ! Doesn't open until 11 Mon-Thur and didn't open until 12:30 today ! Just my luck  :banghead:

So I stopped at the bookstore and grabbed some mags....SAM ( August) Flypast (September ) and Combat Aircraft ( 16, 9 ) Oh well if you can't fondle new plastic at least you can read !

 :cheers: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 11, 2015, 05:01:06 pm
From Jays in NZ - two 1/72 Heller DH Vampires.  Bagged with no decals.  Sold like that as "Vampire Lite" until they get thru own decal sheets designed.  One will be Soviet, the other may get a piston engine.

Better off with a Heller Mistral - the russians wanted the Nene engined Vampires - and the longer wingtips of the Vampire 1/3.

According to Scalemates it's the same kit but I don't really care what the Russians wanted, they'll get why they're given.


Then Scalemates is wrong, because the Heller Mistral has a sprue with a completely different fuselage pod from the Vampire (incorporating a Nene engine), bang seat, new flaps, wheels and intakes.

I have both the Heller Vampire and Mistral and they are very definitely different.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on September 11, 2015, 06:03:14 pm
WHAT!  A MISTAKE ON THE INTERWEB!  STOP THE PRESSES!  :o :o :o

Thanks Lee for the information. I'm more about the look though in this case - NMF Vampire with red stars attracts me.
Is Scalemates peer-updated like Wikipedia or is there a moderator?  Will anyone care if we tell them?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Mossie on September 12, 2015, 05:39:37 am
Had to check this up, Scalemates is correct.  It say's the Mistral is a rebox with updated and new parts.  The timeline say's it was released 1980 with new parts.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on September 12, 2015, 06:46:58 am
the other may get a piston engine.

Radial ? Inline ? I drew one ( might be over in my cartoons thread ) with a merlin years ago, but when I sized them up it was way too big. I think it would have to be a mixed scale to actually do it.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Chaos on September 12, 2015, 07:06:58 am
New at my Stash
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0001lu4h30qgj6.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0002o6qnpvxcbh.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg00035yrtj9cmsl.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Big Gimper on September 12, 2015, 08:35:15 am
WooHoo ! Always fun checking the mail when you are awaiting somat....

RCAF, RCN, and maybe RCMarines ? Might be white as an army bird as well.


Do the CH-37 in RCN colours. Really mess up the JMNs.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on September 12, 2015, 08:38:02 am
Get em whilst you can as Disney are enforcing ther Licencing for Star Wars ahead of the Force Awakens and the Bandai kits are for the Japanese and Far East only so oversea sales direct are being banded. Leaving us poor Europeans to the odd scale crap Revell are turning out as toys whilst US Revell will at least get some of the old Finemoulds kits re-boxed !!!! :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

So much for Free Trade
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Big Gimper on September 12, 2015, 10:33:11 am
From Rebell Hobby (http://www.rebell.com/) in Sweden, Broplan Saab A36 Vargen (Wolf).

(http://forum.keypublishing.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=175070&d=1248201993)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 12, 2015, 02:13:40 pm
Ooh, never heard of THAT one before, it looks very interesting.

Quite F-102 looking from above, apart from the lack of intakes.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on September 12, 2015, 03:15:24 pm
I have one of those kits in the stash. Kindly picked up from the Aviation Megastore for me by our very own brother Hobbis
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 12, 2015, 03:51:16 pm
One Airfix Beaufighter torpedo.  I now have four, so I think I have enough for a while.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Chaos on September 13, 2015, 12:58:24 am
So much for Free Trade
Oh Yes very teribel.  :banghead:
I think it is good vor the black market.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on September 13, 2015, 03:24:24 am
Had to check this up, Scalemates is correct.  It say's the Mistral is a rebox with updated and new parts.  The timeline say's it was released 1980 with new parts.

It's not immediately clear on the timeline but it does indeed say new parts.  I thought (mistakenly) that they would have had a new timeline if it was given a different kit number AND name.
My mistake.

the other may get a piston engine.

Radial ? Inline ? I drew one ( might be over in my cartoons thread ) with a merlin years ago, but when I sized them up it was way too big. I think it would have to be a mixed scale to actually do it.

 :cheers:

Radial probably but i've not really put much thought to it.  Maybe a turboprop with the exhaust through the propeller hub?

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on September 13, 2015, 11:09:53 am
From todays Sutton Coldfield show.

72nd scale
Sword BAC Jet Provost T-5.
Airfix BAC Lightning F-6.
Academy KAI T-50 Golden eagle.
Academy McDD F-15E Strike Eagle.
Skybirds 86 DH Sea Hornet NF-21.
S & M Models Percival Provost T-1. (This kit is not due out untill SMW-15, I got it as a bagged sample/test shot to build for S & M)

1/144th scale
S & M Models Shorts Shetland. (sold at less than half price. due to the stock being from a paid for then canceled export order for S & M)

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Rick Lowe on September 13, 2015, 12:05:25 pm

Finally got my sticky mitts on a Scalextric 1/32 Ford Falcon XB.


There's lucky, they're heavily sought after in slotracing circles. Does it have a sidewinder or front engine chassis?

No idea, but this is the one I got:

http://www.scalextric.com/us-en/ford-xb-falcon-c3491.html

I've only cracked the case open, haven't even removed it from the base yet - a 'down the line' project.
I don't know about slot cars, I was only after it as the basis for the Max Coupe.

Cheers
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Mossie on September 13, 2015, 12:24:55 pm
Had to check this up, Scalemates is correct.  It say's the Mistral is a rebox with updated and new parts.  The timeline say's it was released 1980 with new parts.

It's not immediately clear on the timeline but it does indeed say new parts.  I thought (mistakenly) that they would have had a new timeline if it was given a different kit number AND name.
My mistake.

Apologies if it appeared if I was poking you.  I've been caught out myself in the past, the timeline isn't always obvious.  The Airfix Lanc is a confusing one as they include all boxings of every kit that's ever been released which includes three completely different toolings along with updated parts.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 13, 2015, 12:49:49 pm

Finally got my sticky mitts on a Scalextric 1/32 Ford Falcon XB.


There's lucky, they're heavily sought after in slotracing circles. Does it have a sidewinder or front engine chassis?

No idea, but this is the one I got:

http://www.scalextric.com/us-en/ford-xb-falcon-c3491.html

I've only cracked the case open, haven't even removed it from the base yet - a 'down the line' project.
I don't know about slot cars, I was only after it as the basis for the Max Coupe.

Cheers

Looks excellent Rick, a good buy.  :thumbsup:

You'll see where the motor is when you strip the body shell off.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on September 13, 2015, 01:53:50 pm
I got one on Friday after work from local auction site TradeMe: the Pioneer 2 1/72 Yak-15 for NZ$6 plus postage. A very shiny kit - not a Firefly reference (I already tried dry-fitting the wing and it's bad) but the plastic is very glossy - that should be a little fun somewhere down the road.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Rick Lowe on September 13, 2015, 11:13:29 pm

Finally got my sticky mitts on a Scalextric 1/32 Ford Falcon XB.


There's lucky, they're heavily sought after in slotracing circles. Does it have a sidewinder or front engine chassis?

No idea, but this is the one I got:

http://www.scalextric.com/us-en/ford-xb-falcon-c3491.html

I've only cracked the case open, haven't even removed it from the base yet - a 'down the line' project.
I don't know about slot cars, I was only after it as the basis for the Max Coupe.

Cheers

Looks excellent Rick, a good buy.  :thumbsup:

You'll see where the motor is when you strip the body shell off.

True.

By-the-bye, folk may be interested in this site:

http://members.optusnet.com.au/pattosplace/home.html

He makes a large range of multi-scaled slot car bodies... some good stuff there.

Cheers
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 14, 2015, 01:12:29 am
By-the-bye, folk may be interested in this site:

http://members.optusnet.com.au/pattosplace/home.html

He makes a large range of multi-scaled slot car bodies... some good stuff there.

Cheers

Patto also does a huge range of decals, obviously for cars, but they offer scope for Whiffed aircraft models too.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on September 14, 2015, 01:43:07 am
Had to check this up, Scalemates is correct.  It say's the Mistral is a rebox with updated and new parts.  The timeline say's it was released 1980 with new parts.

It's not immediately clear on the timeline but it does indeed say new parts.  I thought (mistakenly) that they would have had a new timeline if it was given a different kit number AND name.
My mistake.

Apologies if it appeared if I was poking you.  I've been caught out myself in the past, the timeline isn't always obvious.  The Airfix Lanc is a confusing one as they include all boxings of every kit that's ever been released which includes three completely different toolings along with updated parts.

I've got no problem with that.  Tell me if i'm wrong.  I might argue but i'll fess up in the end. :thumbsup:

I got one on Friday after work from local auction site TradeMe: the Pioneer 2 1/72 Yak-15 for NZ$6 plus postage. A very shiny kit - not a Firefly reference (I already tried dry-fitting the wing and it's bad) but the plastic is very glossy - that should be a little fun somewhere down the road.
Built one of them in PDRV navy colours. (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,39210.0/highlight,yak+15.html)  My notes say "Crude kit, no U/C well detail, Little other detail.  Very very thick canopy.  Inlet & exhaust needed work.  OK if cheap.".  They also say "Fun".
IIRC I tried fitting a pair of Airfix Yak 9 wings.  They would work (and be an improvement) but being thicker would need PSR at the roots.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on September 14, 2015, 04:03:36 am
1/72 Revell B-17G,
The idea is to use the Canberra PR9 wings with it. Tempted to use the cockpit area on the upper fuselage of the Airfix B-29.
Guns to be used on the Heller DC-6B ASW/GR.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on September 14, 2015, 05:25:49 pm
Thanks Fred - as it is, the wings are too fat compared to the roots!

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/just%20models/08E990BC-0277-4A07-B42C-4D0745CAA367_zpswiehy120.jpg) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/ZacYates/media/just%20models/08E990BC-0277-4A07-B42C-4D0745CAA367_zpswiehy120.jpg.html)
Thanks to Bungle, these arrived today. The timing couldn't be better: we had our quarterly flat inspection (we don't need to be present, but we worry what notes we'll find) and I've come home at lunchtime sick, so it was a nice boost so find the package.

Both these will be real world: the Hunter as a tribute to the Shoreham Air Show victims, and the Lightning as a T.5 (I have an old Airfix F.3ish to donate a new belly tank) being restored to fly in the States.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on September 16, 2015, 12:23:14 am
Off eBay (as free but slow postage)

1/72nd Trumpeter Su-24MR Fencer E

Nice to get a decent kit as opposed to the rather more speculative Dragon kit, seems inspired by the Streem kit, so looks OK. Got the correct forward fuselage for the Fencer E/F but missed the camera fairing  :banghead:, has the Fencer D weapons but not the ECM pod.

Will most certainly get the Fencer D kit when it appears
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 16, 2015, 12:52:59 am
One of my personal Holy Grail kits: a Banday 1:72 Sanka (set), from fellow modeler Runway ? ... a.k.a. Chris from UK. Thanks a lot!

Further additions: an 1:72 Hobby Craft F-86F (to be converted with an Australian Avon fuselage) and a Heller 1:72 Tempest Mk. V (to be converted into a Mk. I).

A PM Models 1:72 Fokker D.XXI without box arrived, too, fodder for the BoB GB and to be built as a Norwegian aircraft.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on September 16, 2015, 07:18:55 am
being restored to fly in the States.

Whaaaaat ?

Now that I'm going to see !

Good call on the tribute build as well.

 :tornado:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 16, 2015, 10:48:02 am
A deal I could not resist: a Hobby Boss F4F combo of the F4F-3, FM-1 and FM-2 for EUR 3,- apiece. No plan yet, they were just cheap. But maybe the -3 finds use in the BoB GB? France ordered some, as well as Greece. Denmark, perhaps?  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on September 16, 2015, 11:08:35 am
A quick trip to my LHS nets :

Academy B-17 C/D
Airfix Spit mkIa
Revell Fury mk.I

Also got a tin of Humbrol 84, two tubes of glue, and 2 sheets of .030 styrene.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Rheged on September 16, 2015, 01:06:20 pm
Dead cheap in a charity shop in Kington (a small Herefordshire town)  a 1/180 scale Oseberg Viking ship.   I built one OOB many decades ago ......I think a Heller offering......and for £1.50 I couldn't leave it in the shop.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on September 16, 2015, 08:21:34 pm
1/72
Vacform HS Victor Bomber

Spares "n" Repairs HS/BAe Nimrod MR1- nose wheels broken, slight damage at the rear and on the forward fuselage.
Will repair and add MK2 conversion set.

C-130H
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 17, 2015, 01:56:51 am
1/72
Vacform HS Victor Bomber

Jeepers, haven't seen one of them for years!

But it should be 'HP', not 'HS', our Howard of Effingham will be apoplectic over that!  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Mossie on September 17, 2015, 12:25:35 pm
Micro-Mir 1/144 Blackburn Beverley from S&M Models. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on September 17, 2015, 12:49:02 pm
Micro-Mir 1/144 Blackburn Beverley from S&M Models. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Phew  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Mossie on September 17, 2015, 03:51:11 pm
Yeah!  :thumbsup:  There was a little present in there from Mel for tipping him off that his website was broken, a 1/48 decal sheet for the Airfix Gnat!  Very kind of him. :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

And many thanks to the evil very-helpful-kit finder general for finding it for me. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 17, 2015, 08:19:22 pm
From the Uk via the bay, Airfix F4D and Hasegawa F-86F, both 1/72 and old... Were cheap and are destined to be whif! :cheers:
Now about the Omega models Chengdu J-7FS2 is simply beautiful, it's my first 100% resin kit and this is a type that i'd never even heard of before i visited their site. Looking up some pics on google i came up with another one of Dizzy's brilliant whifs :thumbsup: http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php?topic=36147.0

I have to tell that Milan Nedorostek at http://www.omega-models.com/ is a very friendly and generous guy, he was in the States when i made the order on their site and would only be able to send me the kit a few weeks later. No problem there for me, i'm in no hurry to build it.
I then thought of a whif with the J-7's wings and wrote Milan asking if he could sell only a pair of wings or the casting block. Instead, he replies, (i believe it was to compensate for the wait), an extra casting block would be included in the box for free! :bow: It includes wings, vertical and horizontal stabs... :thumbsup: I'm very grateful for his gesture, another whif in my future!! ;D
Besides being good products, i recommend to all modelers, there are plenty of models there that don't get much attention from mainstream brands.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on September 18, 2015, 04:11:47 am
2 new additions, both at 15 and 20% off  ;D

-Revell 1/144 F-15E Strike Eagle & bombs
-Trumpeter 1/144 Su-30MKK Flanker-G
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on September 18, 2015, 07:24:13 am
Checked the mail and surprise surprise, a Hurri and get well Hurri from Mossie ! Thanks Bro ! Definitely made my day with that one.

 :cheers: :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Austanker on September 18, 2015, 08:48:26 pm
Went to buy glue , bought a Pegasus 1/32 T2 Hunter Killer Tank  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on September 19, 2015, 07:16:21 am
Wow ! That's a big step up from a tube of glue lol

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Austanker on September 20, 2015, 04:43:42 am
#selfcontrolfail lol yeh now I'm sourcing the Endoskeletons set and 1/35 human skulls for a big dio , mite even rig some LED's up for the tank
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on September 21, 2015, 01:32:19 am
brought these back last night from the Sanicole Airshow (without SHMBO finding out  ;) ):

-Airfix 1/144 DeHavilland Comet 4B (to be painted in vintage 1950/60's Belgian Air Force colors)
-Revell 1/144 Mig-29 "The Swifts" (to be used as an operational fulcrum, thinking RW unified Luftwaffe colors)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on September 21, 2015, 03:24:37 am
Won on eBay
Trumpeter 1/72 AN-2 Colt on skis
Revell 1/72 Boeing X-32
Heller 1/72 Mirage IVA
VEB not too sure on the scale "spares & repairs";
An-2 Colt 1:75
Mil Mi-10 harke 1:100
Yak-24 hoarse 1:100
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 21, 2015, 04:45:55 am
Won another Fokker D.XXI (Pioneer 2 boxing) on ebay, a NOVO Gloster Pioneer (that Japanese version from SPINNERS recently has something to it, and I wanted to build another early IJA jet, anyway) as well as a cheap 1:35 RQ-7B UAV - could be large enough to be converted into a manned 1:72 COIN aircraft?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on September 21, 2015, 02:09:54 pm
Put in my Hobbylinc order.....my LHS guy is gonna kill me lol

200 scale crew
350 scale crew
144 scale Vulcan
144 scale A400
72 scale T-34C

 :wub:

Got it all today ! Pretty excited. Now I can check the scale of my Metal Moose against the figures, the Vulcan looks pretty good, the A400 is terrific and even comes with a second set of props ! might come in handy.....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on September 21, 2015, 02:21:17 pm
What kit is the A-400 as the second set of props would be VERY handy?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on September 21, 2015, 02:26:43 pm
What kit is the A-400 as the second set of props would be VERY handy?

Revell, they scaled down the 1/72nd kit
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on September 21, 2015, 03:26:03 pm
Yes it's 144. So they would be great props for smaller 72nd scale Birds like a Twin Otter or maybe a turbo Albatross ! The 144th scale Vulcan says GWH ? But it also says Lion Roar. Never seen it before, and it may be a wee bit simple, but it looks like it will turn into a nice kit !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on September 22, 2015, 01:56:37 am
From a member on another forum who is selling them in a very limited way to raise money for charity I got a resin 1/24 Nissan Sunny Ute body.
This is the body from the current Aoshima long wheelbase kit cut down to enable one to build the short wheelbase version that was sold here.  Windows, interior tub and grille from the kit will fit without modifications and it is a very simple job to cut down the chassis.
I foresee a 1/24 zenrat industries ute in my future.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on September 22, 2015, 08:14:49 am
In another display of What If excellence, Thorvic has added to the stash with these gems :

new Airfix Beaufighter TF.x
 And these decals :
Belcher Starfighter
Blackbird Post War RAF Pt:1

Sky`s decals Isreali Raam
Xtradecal TSR.2 whif pt.2

 :wub: :cheers:

Thank you very much !

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on September 22, 2015, 11:08:26 am
From the excellent F&S Models in Droylesden, an Airfix Messerschmitt Bf109E-4, mainly to nick the decals for my BoB He112.

Also got a tin of Hu240 RLM02 Grau, but declined the recommended Hu65 as RLM65 Hellblau, since it looked way to dark.

EDIT: just looked at the tim of Hu65 I've already got and it looks way lighter and righter than the one in the shop - hmmmmmm :unsure:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Steel Penguin on September 22, 2015, 12:08:06 pm
possibly different lights  incandesant vs neon's/ lcd?
the colour of the bulbs and surrounding walls have a major effect as well
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on September 22, 2015, 12:34:36 pm
1/72
Vacform HS Victor Bomber

Jeepers, haven't seen one of them for years!

But it should be 'HP', not 'HS', our Howard of Effingham will be apoplectic over that!  ;D :lol:
Sorry :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 22, 2015, 06:23:14 pm
Today arrived my Special Hobby 1/72 F-86K and Airfix F-22 Quick Build kit... Some of you may ask: "What's with the quick build?"
All i can say is, it's very useful plastic... :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on September 22, 2015, 06:36:04 pm
possibly different lights  incandesant vs neon's/ lcd?
the colour of the bulbs and surrounding walls have a major effect as well

Don't think so: it was pretty much daylight near the middle of the white-painted shop. I'm pretty sure the Hu65 in the shop was significantly darker than the Hu65 I've already got. It'll be interesting to find out what colour the latter comes out when I open the tin......
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on September 23, 2015, 02:10:08 am
From BNA model world - both 1/72
Tamiya Bf 109 E4/7 Trop
Eduard Bf 110 G2 Weekend Edition.

Having read so many good reviews of the Eduard Bf 110 I just had to find out how good they really are when I saw this one for $17.  First impressions are the box is HUUUUUUGE, lots of spares for the parts boxes and the detail looks superb.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 23, 2015, 04:24:29 am
Also got a tin of Hu240 RLM02 Grau, but declined the recommended Hu65 as RLM65 Hellblau, since it looked way to dark.

EDIT: just looked at the tim of Hu65 I've already got and it looks way lighter and righter than the one in the shop - hmmmmmm :unsure:

Humbrol 65 is not the worst RLM 65 simulation, IMHO, it's very close, but a bit bright if you use it OOB. Another handy alternative is FS 35414.
The best/most convincing I have come across so far is the tone from Modelmaster's Authentic Line enamels - it's just as light as Humbrol 65, but more dull/grey-ish. I actually like to use the Modelmaster tone as basis, and then add some panel shading with the Humbrol paint. The difference is very subtle, but the brighter/more blue-ish 65 is just enough to have a slight contrast.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 23, 2015, 05:43:27 am
...and a new addition to the stash arrived:

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/VcAFkef3VfU/hqdefault.jpg)

1:35, huge box, complex kit.  ;D

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Austanker on September 23, 2015, 09:35:01 pm
Was only looking at those a couple of days ago seen some good builds of these , plenty of scope for add on bits being 1/35
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on September 24, 2015, 06:35:24 am
Wow that's going to be fun to watch you build !

 :cheers: :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on September 24, 2015, 09:48:13 am
From my LHS :

Academy SB-17 Air Rescue Service
Airfix DH.88 Comet

 :thumbsup:

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on September 24, 2015, 09:30:22 pm
I took The Boy's tablet in to get a new charging socket as he'd bent, spindled & mutilated the one on it.  That was a mistake.  The mobile phone/tablet repair shop also stocks RC gear and model kits.

I left with another Italian Trimotor - this time a 1/72 Supermodel Savoia Marchetti SM81 Pipistrello.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 25, 2015, 06:02:25 am
I left with another Italian Trimotor - this time a 1/72 Supermodel Savoia Marchetti SM81 Pipistrello.


Interesting. I have an Italeri boxing which says Updated New Tooling. If is the same kit then they have cleaned it up a lot. Surprised me how big it is.

Never been quite sure what to do with it  :unsure: Either a real world build or as part of my alternative Austro-Hungary scenario.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on September 25, 2015, 06:43:35 pm
I left with another Italian Trimotor - this time a 1/72 Supermodel Savoia Marchetti SM81 Pipistrello.


Interesting. I have an Italeri boxing which says Updated New Tooling. If is the same kit then they have cleaned it up a lot. Surprised me how big it is.

Never been quite sure what to do with it  :unsure: Either a real world build or as part of my alternative Austro-Hungary scenario.

Italeri list it as current on their website and the sprues are identical to those in my Supermodel box so they don't appear to have added or removed anything for the "retro" issue.  The decal sheet is more comprehensive in the Italeri boxing.
There is a very attractive cream/red scheme on the Supermodel box art ("rising sun" wings) which I might corrupt into something whiffy.
(https://s1.scalemates.com/products/img/1/7/3/115173-10684.jpg)
The attraction for me of these Italian bombers is that they were all designed to double as cargo aircraft and so have fuselages large enough to accommodate passengers (try doing that on a Do 17) meaning they are ideal for conversion to post war civil use.
My LHS has an Italeri SM 82 Marsupiale on the shelf.  The box is trashed but they won't reduce it so I won't buy it (yet).

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on September 26, 2015, 04:50:20 am
I went to collect a model from Ian the Kiwi Herder, he having kindly airbrushed it for me, and came home with one each Italeri single- and two-seat 1/72 Jaguars!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 26, 2015, 05:19:54 am
The Italeri boxing of the SM81 I have is of a camouflaged aircraft dropping A.P. bombs ? whilst being attacked by a Hurricane. 6 markings options all of which look very attractive. Also have the SM82 which is a very nice kit in the box  :thumbsup:

Anyway the new tool Airfix Wildcat arrived this morning from the Big H and it looks superb. Some will say the panel lines and rivet detail are possibly to deep, but for brush painting they are ideal as they will "cover up" nicely whilst still being just visable  :thumbsup: I'll be building her with one wing folded and the other stretched to show off the nice wing fold detail. the most complex pat of the build would appear to be the front of the fuselage with the cockpit//undercarriage assembly. Case of follow the instructions I think  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Hobbes on September 26, 2015, 06:30:15 am
Picked up 2x Heller Ariane 5 and some paint yesterday from the same vendor that sold me 10x VC-10 a couple of years ago. He still remembered that  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on September 26, 2015, 09:21:31 am
As mentioned earlier there is a glut of Star Wars toys returning to the store shelves. Cheap Chinese crap yes, but still fun to play with  :thumbsup: This set was 12 bucks. I'm guessing them to be roughly 200 scale. Would make a neat dio with a few sets !

(http://i722.photobucket.com/albums/ww226/Axo_Smash/e1_zpshfym4zpt.jpg) (http://s722.photobucket.com/user/Axo_Smash/media/e1_zpshfym4zpt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Austanker on September 26, 2015, 04:25:21 pm
I saw those they look cool and collectable , but bought a largish Stormtrooper figure about 30 cm tall for 15 bucks
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 26, 2015, 06:11:08 pm
From Uncle Frank:

Airfix Beaufighter TF.X x 2
Airfix Whitley
AZ Spitfire mk Ib/IIb/Vb joypack
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on September 27, 2015, 01:13:27 am
Airfix 1/72 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat off ebay  :thumbsup:

Parts layout give the impression of a seperate FAA Martlet at some stage (possibly 2016)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Chaos on September 27, 2015, 01:21:43 am
New at my Stash
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0002d3xjipegc0.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg00039pku0svrwn.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg00046tu20gn9rw.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on September 27, 2015, 02:27:30 am
Weird engines on the X Wing.  Are those from the new movie?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on September 27, 2015, 03:05:00 am
Weird engines on the X Wing.  Are those from the new movie?


Yeap for some reason they haven't really highlighted the Force Awakens branding you would have expected.

That the T-70 X-wing updated version with the single wing S-foil where the foward half tilts down and the rear half tilts up to create the X-wing profile. Just a pity Revell use box scales and focus on the toy aspect, where as the Bandai versions are standard scales, but due to draconian licencing are only available for the far east market (Including the on-line & ebay outlets that used to sell them globally !!)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on September 27, 2015, 03:28:43 am
Ah yes, I can see the fore/aft split wings now.
Y Wings are more my cup of tea.

Maybe Disney haven't forced the manufacturers to splash The Force Awakens all over them because they know they can re-issue them in TFA boxes closer to the release date and get the collectors to buy them all over again?

Am I alone in thinking The Mouse is going to strip the guts out of this franchise leaving nothing but a desiccated husk viewed with contempt by once keen fans?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitbasher on September 27, 2015, 07:34:30 am
Airfix Dinah.  Ancient kit - but better than I remembered - originally for whiffing but one of the colour schemes convinced me that it will be a real world build.

Although whiffery's siren song may yet win out.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on September 27, 2015, 12:38:20 pm
Won on eBay all in 1/72 scale;
Testors B-57 Canberra to be used with the Mach2 RB-57F
Tamiya X-32
Italeri X-35
Hasegawa SR-71A & drone
Hasegawa SP-5BM Marlin
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 28, 2015, 01:05:14 am
Airfix Dinah.  Ancient kit - but better than I remembered - originally for whiffing but one of the colour schemes convinced me that it will be a real world build.

Although whiffery's siren song may yet win out.

Much potential, even though the kit is rather primitive.  :-\
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on September 28, 2015, 01:52:11 am
Just received from Draw Decal

1 x 1/144 Set 44s-C5-10 for my C-18B build  ;D

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on September 28, 2015, 07:44:52 am
just got back from a reccon ride in the new area, found a huge department store  :thumbsup:

came home with a Revell 1/72 OH-58D Kiowa  :mellow:
this will replace the one that was lost in the move.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on September 28, 2015, 07:48:57 am
just got back from a reccon flight in the new area, found a huge department store  :thumbsup:

came home with a Revell 1/72 OH-58D Kiowa  :mellow:
this will replace the one that was lost in the move.

Which you will probably find in a month or two.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nils on September 28, 2015, 08:56:30 am
Which you will probably find in a month or two.

Gondor

i dont think so, it was one that i built a few years ago, but it was damaged beyond repair  :-\
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on September 28, 2015, 09:18:59 am
Which you will probably find in a month or two.

Gondor

i dont think so, it was one that i built a few years ago, but it was damaged beyond repair  :-\

Sorry, I thought from what you had said that is was lost as in "missing" not "damaged beyond repair".

At least you know any problems in building the kit.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 28, 2015, 01:46:37 pm

Am I alone in thinking The Mouse is going to strip the guts out of this franchise leaving nothing but a desiccated husk viewed with contempt by once keen fans?


Can they really be any worse than Georgie-boy himself?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Rick Lowe on September 28, 2015, 08:44:44 pm

Am I alone in thinking The Mouse is going to strip the guts out of this franchise leaving nothing but a desiccated husk viewed with contempt by once keen fans?


Can they really be any worse than Georgie-boy himself?

Well, at least GL had *some* vested interest in keeping his product relatively 'pristine and pure' - "The Mouse"es Beancounters will fold, spindle and mutilate anything they get their sticky mitts on, in the name of profit.

Does anyone else find it vaguely (or even extremely) disturbing to think Leia and Amidala are now 'Disney Princesses'?   :blink: :blink:

Cheers
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on September 29, 2015, 10:03:21 am
this will replace the one that was lost in the move.

Ya You'll find and then the new one will be a bonus !

I stopped at my LHS today and grabbed the Airfix Bf110C-2/C-4 kit. Single engine anyone ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on September 29, 2015, 05:05:43 pm

Does anyone else find it vaguely (or even extremely) disturbing to think Leia and Amidala are now 'Disney Princesses'?   :blink: :blink:

Cheers

Um!  oo da f*&K are them two
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Rick Lowe on September 29, 2015, 05:40:20 pm

Does anyone else find it vaguely (or even extremely) disturbing to think Leia and Amidala are now 'Disney Princesses'?   :blink: :blink:

Cheers

Um!  oo da f*&K are them two

Princes Leia from the original Star Wars trilogy (with the metal bikini) and Queen Amidala from the Prequel(s)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: kitnut617 on September 30, 2015, 02:13:53 am

Does anyone else find it vaguely (or even extremely) disturbing to think Leia and Amidala are now 'Disney Princesses'?   :blink: :blink:

Cheers

Um!  oo da f*&K are them two

Princes Leia from the original Star Wars trilogy (with the metal bikini) and Queen Amidala from the Prequel(s)

Oh, I guess you might have figured out I'm not into Star Wars   -------    ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on September 30, 2015, 03:23:37 am
I dropped into my LHS today to pick up some evergreen sheet for scratchbuilding and left with the 1/72 Italeri Savoia Marchetti SM-82 Canguro i've had my eye on for a while (bringing my minor collection of Italian Trimotors to four).
They knocked off $20 due to the damaged box.
It's got a pretty well detailed interior with two decks of paratroopers bench seats.
I'm thinking maybe a civilian budget airline in NMF (Propstar? Easyprop?).

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on September 30, 2015, 03:57:36 am

Am I alone in thinking The Mouse is going to strip the guts out of this franchise leaving nothing but a desiccated husk viewed with contempt by once keen fans?


Can they really be any worse than Georgie-boy himself?

Well, at least GL had *some* vested interest in keeping his product relatively 'pristine and pure' - "The Mouse"es Beancounters will fold, spindle and mutilate anything they get their sticky mitts on, in the name of profit.

Does anyone else find it vaguely (or even extremely) disturbing to think Leia and Amidala are now 'Disney Princesses'?   :blink: :blink:

Cheers

From what I've seen on-line, fans seem pretty pleased with the information about the new movie that's been released so far and the way the film's been made (back to practical effects as far as possible). Whether the film actually cuts the mustard will depend on the script of course.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on September 30, 2015, 04:18:20 am
i'm interested to see how merchandise driven the plot is.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 30, 2015, 06:16:32 am
Couple of transfer sheets. Discovered I had no early war German markings other than a couple of 109's and 111's on a "Show special sheet". So got myself a sheet for 3 early 110's and another for 17 Ju 87's, including that blasted snake  ;D  :thumbsup: from the Big H
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on September 30, 2015, 06:23:55 am
Spares and repairs 1/144 Airfix Concorde, depending on which parts are sent a kitbash with the Heller 1/72 Mirage IV A.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 30, 2015, 08:18:33 am
Another unexpected ebay win: a 1/100 REGULT MISSILE CARRIER from Macross for EUR 8,-, from Portugal.

I guess noone knows what THIS is, well:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/1-100-ARII-MACROSS-REGULT-MISSILE-CARRIER-MODEL-KIT-NEW-/00/s/MTYwMFgxMDY2/z/Vb0AAOSw0HVWAoLN/$_57.JPG)

Doesn't help much, though? Vintage stuff, belongs into the Eighties, anime merchandising.
These things have become relatively rare and tend to go at mind-boggling prices - another step towards a complete Zentraedi "pod patrol"...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Rick Lowe on September 30, 2015, 10:15:57 am
A sheet of Ventura transfers for RNZAF Corsairs - my commemorative-schemed A4 can at last get some markings.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Steel Penguin on September 30, 2015, 11:17:35 am
Dizzy,  its a missle carrying oscout ?  ostol ?  from battletech  :lol:

its one of the giants trooper pods if I remember correctly in the anime, yes?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on September 30, 2015, 02:40:42 pm
via ebay from a French seller. Magna resins 1/72nd scale Blackburn Beverly.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 30, 2015, 03:12:33 pm
via ebay from a French seller. Magna resins 1/72nd scale Blackburn Beverly.

Delivered by fork lift truck no doubt?  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 30, 2015, 11:32:26 pm
Dizzy,  its a missle carrying oscout ?  ostol ?  from battletech  :lol:

its one of the giants trooper pods if I remember correctly in the anime, yes?

To keep it short: no. The BT mech was "stolen" elsewhere (from Crusher Joe, IIRC), the Regult pods did not make any BT appearance.
And, yes, there's a crouched 40' Zentraedi inside!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on October 01, 2015, 02:16:14 am
Another unexpected ebay win: a 1/100 REGULT MISSILE CARRIER from Macross for EUR 8,-, from Portugal.

I guess noone knows what THIS is, well:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/1-100-ARII-MACROSS-REGULT-MISSILE-CARRIER-MODEL-KIT-NEW-/00/s/MTYwMFgxMDY2/z/Vb0AAOSw0HVWAoLN/$_57.JPG)

Doesn't help much, though? Vintage stuff, belongs into the Eighties, anime merchandising.
These things have become relatively rare and tend to go at mind-boggling prices - another step towards a complete Zentraedi "pod patrol"...

Those legs would look great on a Gundam.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on October 01, 2015, 07:47:42 am
Looks like a box of cereal lol

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Army of One on October 01, 2015, 08:54:25 am
Couple of eBay wins.....for both very reasonable prices.......a job lot of 5 Airfix Tiger tanks in 1/72 or 76.....and an Italieri Bell Jet Ranger in police colours and a Hobbyboss Chinese attack helicopter....what an awesome kit that is......
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Hobbes on October 01, 2015, 09:21:21 am
Some tools and parts:
fine mesh (Bentley grille)
Bare-metal foil
Pipe bender springs
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on October 01, 2015, 01:07:19 pm
Just won an Airfix 1/72 Rotodyne, thinking something similar to the Chinook or a maritime version.
1/72 MH-47E
1/72 BAe FA2 Sea Harrier
1/72 BAe Hawk not red arrows decals
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Rat on October 01, 2015, 03:37:43 pm
Wandered into Leading Edge Hobbies in Kingston, and happened upon the new Airfix defiant. Procured for $13.99 + tax. Got it home, fondled the plastic for a while... no decals. Airfix, I will be contacting you shortly.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on October 01, 2015, 10:25:45 pm
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/just%20models/C6BAF06B-9079-413F-A7F9-294B05FBE08B_zpschgivs6r.jpg) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/ZacYates/media/just%20models/C6BAF06B-9079-413F-A7F9-294B05FBE08B_zpschgivs6r.jpg.html)

It's a bigger box than I was expecting. This is the newest reissue.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on October 02, 2015, 01:42:53 am
They've corrected the spelling.  The photo i was looking at on HLJ says "SILVER JUNBILEE".
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 02, 2015, 01:47:05 am
Fujimi always had some splendid box art on their kits, I can almost HEAR those twin Spey's howling in that pic!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 02, 2015, 05:39:38 am
They've corrected the spelling.  The photo i was looking at on HLJ says "SILVER JUNBILEE".


Definitely sounds like a word inherited from the days of the Raj  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on October 02, 2015, 01:21:40 pm
Yesterday, received from England my 2nd Monogram F-16XL!  :party:
This one was even cheaper than the first i bought and it's also in perfect condition! :mellow:

:cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on October 02, 2015, 02:18:19 pm
Nice one Zac. Supercool box art as well !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Steel Penguin on October 03, 2015, 06:15:06 am
had part of my Northstar order arrive today,  the rest will come when the nickstarter has finished
so ( all 28mm lead)  a giant toad and frost leopard,  a pack of wolves,  2 young fire elementalists ( if they should get too cold they be Frozen), an Amazon ( greek dress, helm and spear).  Pirate captain Crowe, arr jim lad, and Lichfield tony and his dog.  and to start my Baroness Marion du Bellem warband, the Darksword Cersti Lanister.
It looks as though the Nickstarter for the Thaw of the lich king, frostgrave supplement is going like stink, the initial 3 spend goles are past so ill be getting at least for free a Templar figure, a 5 man basic plastic troops sprue, and a dark cauldron resin mini, with the distinct possibility of further freebees to come. 
so happy here.

ohh and Zac  what scale is that Phantom?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on October 03, 2015, 12:20:52 pm
Those Fuji Phantoms are 72nd scale.

My bro was heading to the LHS today and grabbed that new Canuck Models BoB CF-18 kit, but he asked me if I needed anything. I now have the 3 main colours to do my German aeros in the easiest BoB colour scheme I could find  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Steel Penguin on October 03, 2015, 01:44:17 pm
thanks CC, too small for me ( though I don't really need another in 48th when has that stopped any of us)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 04, 2015, 01:33:49 am
I now have the 3 main colours to do my German aeros in the easiest BoB colour scheme I could find  :thumbsup:

Yup there are some Luftwaffe schemes in the BoB that are doable without an airbrush. They start getting more difficult for us brush painters during it  :rolleyes:. I've found a nice, slightly unusual 110 scheme that avoids mottle  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Rick Lowe on October 05, 2015, 10:11:24 pm
So I went round to a friend's place and we went through a minor STP (Stash Transfer Procedure).

All 1/72:

A second Airfix Gazelle for either a Blue Thunder conversion or an Optica-Like conversion (depends which I want to start first)
Hasegawa F4U Corsair to get a Turboprop nose for a Post-war COIN whif
KP Spitfire MkIX for a real world build, 485 Sqn probably - or Colin Grey, not sure yet which.

Received the order of 1/32 slot car bodies from Patto's Place, so I can now get some of those underway (in time) and get some more OZ muscle in the collection.

Cheers
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Steel Penguin on October 06, 2015, 11:08:04 am
from Pegasus hobbies and games in Monmouth
Airfix 1:48  warrior kit   number N+1 for the stash, 
they also have a good selection of paints, board games and other stuff
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on October 06, 2015, 01:00:49 pm
Not one but two 1/25 AMT Ford Capris.
PK-4106 is the Matchbox kit " American modified Ford Capri II", chrome side exhaust pipes, flared wheel arches- hatchback with quad headlights, custom wheels, no front or rear bumper/fenders.

T435 is the AMT that looks more like the European MkIII. "Sport Coupé".
Could replace the quad headlights for a single lens.
Or the a Shelby look-a-like.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Green Dragon on October 06, 2015, 03:28:13 pm
Forgot to post some stuff from September.
Revell 1/32nd Arado196A (from my brother for my Birthday)
And from me for my Birthday:-
Airfix DH.88 Comet (Green G-ACSR)  Thinking of fitting guns for a Porco Rosso/Crimson Skies style Pirate fighter.
Airfix EE Lightning F.2A
Airfix HS Harrier GR.1
Airfix F-51D Mustang

Got the Bathroom redone and one of the guys is a Modeller and sold me an Airfix Vulcan for £20.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on October 07, 2015, 03:50:50 am
No kits but my postie did deliver some Vallejo acrylics in RLM shades so I can paint my BoB builds.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on October 08, 2015, 05:48:07 am
From the UK, delivered yesterday ;D Xtrakit 1/72 G-91R decals for a few Air Forces, including the PoAF Scorpions Squad from the Colonial war in Africa. :thumbsup:
Also some Parafilm to mask aircraft wheels for painting. Saw it on Greg Williams's F-16XL conversion, seems to be very good for that use.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Austanker on October 08, 2015, 10:31:39 pm
doh

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CHLAqZGCo9k/VhdRAW2yCMI/AAAAAAAABck/zSwAK6iLTAA/s1600/odear.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 09, 2015, 12:32:44 am
A Hobby Boss Macchi C.200 Saetta for the BoB GB.
To carry a DB601 and fly over Belgium and the UK in late 1940...  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: seadude on October 09, 2015, 08:51:08 am
Picked up from the Post Office this morning:  1/72 scale Testor XR-7 Thunder Dart that I bought on Ebay days ago.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on October 09, 2015, 11:04:22 am
doh

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CHLAqZGCo9k/VhdRAW2yCMI/AAAAAAAABck/zSwAK6iLTAA/s1600/odear.jpg)

Will the T-800s be crewing Loki?  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on October 09, 2015, 11:41:48 am
This arrived this morning..............................
More pics of the spue's will be in the Airfix thread

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/martinhiggs/DSCF2901_zpsycqhuj9o.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on October 09, 2015, 12:55:58 pm
Three tins of Airfix Acrylics

Hu 116
Hu 164
Hu 166

These will be used first on the P1121 to help cut down on the drying/curing time of my normal Enamels.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on October 10, 2015, 02:45:41 am
a 1/72 Revell F-4F.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Austanker on October 10, 2015, 02:06:11 pm
doh

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CHLAqZGCo9k/VhdRAW2yCMI/AAAAAAAABck/zSwAK6iLTAA/s1600/odear.jpg)

Will the T-800s be crewing Loki?  ;D

No the T-800's are going with my Hunter Killer Tank diorama , the pawn Brigade figures are for a diorama with my Abrams Hover Tanks ( see Sci - Fi ) and the Morser is going to be the mother of all kitbashs ! Gonna be busy for many moons  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 11, 2015, 12:34:53 pm
Just back from the Newark show at Southwell racecourse and brpught back teh following:

CMR/HML Focke Wulf Fw 187 "Falke" in 48th.  Not my scale or air force, but will probably end up in RAF captured colours.
2 PJ Productions Hunter T7/T8 conversions.  Won't feel so guilty about doing a two seat P1083 now.
The last Aeroclub Wyvern S4 prop for an Eagle engined project that may be at Telford.  Although there are other things higher up the priority list.
Airfix F80C Shooting Star.  RAF at Boscombe or possibly Iwo Jima.  Not my thing but at 2 quid?  I'd still like a PR one for 1 PRU to play with.  Both long term builds.
Airfix 72nd Spitfire Vb
Matchbox Tempest II/VI

Plus some scalpel blades and a rather good superglue gel that Little Cars are flogging.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on October 11, 2015, 12:59:31 pm
Just back from the Newark show at Southwell racecourse and brpught back teh following:

CMR/HML Focke Wulf Fw 187 "Falke" in 48th.  Not my scale or air force, but will probably end up in RAF captured colours.
2 PJ Productions Hunter T7/T8 conversions.  Won't feel so guilty about doing a two seat P1083 now.
The last Aeroclub Wyvern S4 prop for an Eagle engined project that may be at Telford.  Although there are other things higher up the priority list.
Airfix F80C Shooting Star.  RAF at Boscombe or possibly Iwo Jima.  Not my thing but at 2 quid?  I'd still like a PR one for 1 PRU to play with.  Both long term builds.
Airfix 72nd Spitfire Vb
Matchbox Tempest II/VI

Plus some scalpel blades and a rather good superglue gel that Little Cars are flogging.


And from the sounds of it no Airfix Shackleton, i suspect the trade may get theirs next week as none on eBay either, although possible the bulk of the order may not arrive till the end of the month !.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Chris Payne on October 11, 2015, 01:00:01 pm
A new addition to the stash today from the Southwell Model Show.

Trumpeter 1/72 TU-95MS Bear-H
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on October 11, 2015, 01:10:06 pm
A new addition to the stash today from the Southwell Model Show.

Trumpeter 1/72 TU-95MS Bear-H

Just need a pair of British Phantoms to intercept it  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 11, 2015, 02:08:41 pm
Mr Models wasn't there...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Nick on October 11, 2015, 03:23:54 pm
Mr Models wasn't there...

Mr Models was missing from the St Ives show too. Has something happened to the business?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 12, 2015, 12:24:35 am
Won a Cooperativa 1:72 Su-9 for just EUR 4,- on ev!lbay.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on October 12, 2015, 01:28:34 am
1/72 Mil-26 Halo helicopter
Either built straight from the box or add a pair of wings and a tail-STOL cargo plane.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Leading Observer on October 12, 2015, 04:46:03 am
From Airfix, the new Shackleton  :thumbsup: and from ebay an Amodel Hawker Hector
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on October 12, 2015, 07:28:40 am
I have just received a very large box  :o

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/Imgp5983_zpsnqxltsb2.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/Imgp5983_zpsnqxltsb2.jpg.html)

Very large indeed!!

So I have opened the box (no option of money)

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/Imgp5984_zpsig6b3dxn.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/Imgp5984_zpsig6b3dxn.jpg.html)

To find my two preordered Airfix Shackleton's  ;D

I will probably fondle the plastic and pore over the instructions in a bit.

Gondor 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on October 12, 2015, 08:39:51 am
Going to be all wet!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on October 12, 2015, 08:43:04 am
Going to be all wet!

??? :unsure: ???   :blink:  What?

Gondor

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Chris Payne on October 12, 2015, 09:18:36 am
A new addition to the stash today from the Southwell Model Show.

Trumpeter 1/72 TU-95MS Bear-H

Just need a pair of British Phantoms to intercept it  ;D

Patience Geoff, patience.  ;)


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on October 12, 2015, 02:22:46 pm
Got my Airfix Shackleton direct as well today. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Rick Lowe on October 12, 2015, 08:58:16 pm
Going to be all wet!

??? :unsure: ???   :blink:  What?

Gondor



I think he's read "POUR over the instructions", not 'Pore'...  ;)

Cheers
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on October 13, 2015, 02:59:37 am
Going to be all wet!

??? :unsure: ???   :blink:  What?

Gondor



I think he's read "POUR over the instructions", not 'Pore'...  ;)

Cheers

Spelling corrected to PORE

Spelling has never been my strong point but I do manage thanks to the little red worms telling me that I am wrong so I complain when others get it wrong because it is easy to correct. Grammar and punctuation though.......

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: DogfighterZen on October 13, 2015, 03:20:34 am
From my LHS and BigCat on-line shop in Portugal, 2x Revell 1/72 F-16MLU Solo display, 6x tamiya paint jars, 2x PoAF G-91Gina Santa Cruz Decal sheets and an Eduard Brassin 1/48 Aces II resin seat for my Kinetic F-16E... :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Old Wombat on October 13, 2015, 03:37:57 am
At the SAPMA Expo on Saturday I bought my One True Grail Kit;

(http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq311/GPlachy/SAPMA%20Expo%2015/DSCN3184_zps4fswwi9t.jpg)

Plus a 1/35 Hobby Boss Land Rover Defender XD Wolf W.M.I.K on Sunday.

Also, a pair of tropical (Vokes) filters for 1/48 Hurricanes (I have a cunning plan!).

Plus some tape & ezy-line.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on October 13, 2015, 08:50:47 am
Mr Models wasn't there...

Mr Models was missing from the St Ives show too. Has something happened to the business?
As I understand it, they are not doing so many model shows. unless they are the real big well attended ones.
They are concentrating on the airshow scene more these days. They have an ebay presence as well from time to time.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Thorvic on October 14, 2015, 03:06:37 pm
From Japan through eBay the latest reboxing of the Fujimi 1/72 Phantom FG1 Silver Jubilee  (pity they didn't go with the F-4K Yellow Bird or F-4M Sharks Teeth as the earlier model without RWR on the fin would go well with the recent RAM models decal sheet for the early British tooms).

Of course now i've picked up one of those to add to the stash of brit toom, Airfix are bound to annonce a new kit for 2016 that will blow them out of the water in terms of detail  :banghead:. But i would still happily restock with them if they did  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 15, 2015, 03:01:26 am
An old KP Yak-23. Had the weird idea of grafting the nose onto a late Spitfire, as a kind of Yak-15 solution for the late WWII RAF (but with a centrifugal jet engine).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on October 15, 2015, 03:12:04 am
An old KP Yak-23. Had the weird idea of grafting the nose onto a late Spitfire, as a kind of Yak-15 solution for the late WWII RAF (but with a centrifugal jet engine).

Yeah, that'd work.  But how about grafting it onto a Typhoon as it already has a similar shape in the radiator inlet which would help to confuse people.  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Captain Canada on October 15, 2015, 04:00:48 am
Of course now i've picked up one of those to add to the stash of brit toom, Airfix are bound to annonce a new kit for 2016

Oh that would be sweet !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 15, 2015, 04:35:00 am
An old KP Yak-23. Had the weird idea of grafting the nose onto a late Spitfire, as a kind of Yak-15 solution for the late WWII RAF (but with a centrifugal jet engine).

Yeah, that'd work.  But how about grafting it onto a Typhoon as it already has a similar shape in the radiator inlet which would help to confuse people.  :wacko:

Nah, rather a sleek fighter airframe, and I think a Spitfire with bubble canopy would work quite well. There's also enough space between the landing gear wells, a Typhoon or Tempest would require more work - and I'd assume that a single jet would look slightly diminutive on the much bigger overall airframe? So far it's just a vague idea.  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 15, 2015, 04:38:14 am
A Welland isn't a small engine.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 15, 2015, 07:02:23 am
Relatively to the aircraft. On a spitfire it might look clumsy, but IMHO a Tempest or Tiffy would be too large.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on October 15, 2015, 07:07:53 am
From the big H via the man in the red van.

1/72 Eduard mask set for the Airfix Vampire T11. (Telford here I come)
1/144 Mark 1 Swiss Air Force Insignia
1/144 Mark 1 Israeli Air Force insignia (I have a cunning plan for some of these)
1/144 AFV Club Curtis P-40B/C, Hawk 71 A 2. Markings for Charles Holders aircraft of the 3rd Sqdn. AVG, "Hells Angels" at Kunming, early 1942, but lacks the five kill markings his plane carried at that time.
Detail is good on the outside, there is nothing on the inside. It looks very similar in style to the recent Zevezda 1/144 scale aircraft which are aimed at both modellers and wargamers.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Steel Penguin on October 15, 2015, 12:32:29 pm
latest resin and metal order from West wind
another of the streets of London pack, ( Hanson cab, omnibus. gentleman's carriage)  a Victorian horse drawn fire engine, a charabanc, and a brewers dray, plus figures for Quatermain, Nemo, and Professor Carvour.  at the mo there doing buy one horse drawn item get a free one from a list they have a large stock of  :thumbsup:
and possibly giving Mrs SP an idea for what to get me for chrimbo ( aside from more plain Bountys)   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: KiwiZac on October 15, 2015, 11:18:36 pm
Of course now i've picked up one of those to add to the stash of brit toom, Airfix are bound to annonce a new kit for 2016

Oh that would be sweet !

 :cheers:
Totally seconded! I need a companion for my own reissue F-4K!

Not kits, but some things to complete some kits that have been waiting:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/just%20models/899C936B-6857-4E03-AF67-7FBF6E1B0C22_zpsss0snvqk.jpg) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/ZacYates/media/just%20models/899C936B-6857-4E03-AF67-7FBF6E1B0C22_zpsss0snvqk.jpg.html)

From Hannants: Xtradecals 1/72 and 1/48 FAA, RCN and RAN Sea Furies, and Model Alliance 1/72 RAF Germany Pt III
From BNA Modelworld in Australia: BarracudaCast 1/48 Firefly Mk.I prop and Quickboost 1/48 Griffon Spitfire prop.

Both ordered on the same day, both arrived on the same day!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Rheged on October 16, 2015, 03:45:23 am
latest resin and metal order from West wind
another of the streets of London pack, ( Hanson cab, omnibus. gentleman's carriage)  a Victorian horse drawn fire engine, a charabanc, and a brewers dray, plus figures for Quatermain, Nemo, and Professor Carvour.  at the mo there doing buy one horse drawn item get a free one from a list they have a large stock of  :thumbsup:
and possibly giving Mrs SP an idea for what to get me for chrimbo ( aside from more plain Bountys)   :thumbsup:


Got to agree with you------one can NEVER EVER have enough plain Bountys!!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 16, 2015, 05:33:28 am

Got to agree with you------one can NEVER EVER have enough plain Bountys!!


Trying to find them is the problem, they're always the poor relation compared to the diabolical milk choc versions.  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 16, 2015, 06:42:42 am
Bounties are awful.  Fry's strawbery Ruffles are far superior.

Anyhoo, the postman should be delivering a large parcel containing an Airfix Shackleton to me Mam's any day now. :mellow: :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 16, 2015, 07:37:47 am

Bounties are awful.  Fry's strawbery Ruffles are far superior.


Other opinions are available..............
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on October 16, 2015, 08:24:50 am
 Fry's strawbery Ruffles.


Don't you mean Pink that tastes of Pink. (Where is the throwing up icon when you need it?)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Rheged on October 16, 2015, 08:53:16 am

Bounties are awful.  Fry's strawbery Ruffles are far superior.


Other opinions are available..............

I think that Kit would agree with me "Lesser options are available"

I'm up in Carlisle helping mum tidy up after dad died in March.......I've found a shop with lots of PLAIN Bountys........ does taking a dozen back to Herefordshire   for Madame R and I count as "My stash just grew again (2015)"?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on October 16, 2015, 09:41:13 am
You know Rheged, that begs the question.

Does Mrs. Rheged know what is in your stash?

I suspect not, therefore this addition does not really count as an addition to the stash as the stash is a secret, unknown, entity that SWMBO does not know what its inner contents are.

 :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 16, 2015, 10:15:04 am

Bounties are awful.  Fry's strawbery Ruffles are far superior.


Other opinions are available..............

I think that Kit would agree with me "Lesser options are available"

I'm up in Carlisle helping mum tidy up after dad died in March.......I've found a shop with lots of PLAIN Bountys........ does taking a dozen back to Herefordshire   for Madame R and I count as "My stash just grew again (2015)"?

Never mind a dozen, how about a dozen BOXES of them? And then I'll take some off your hands for a suitable remuneration!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Steel Penguin on October 16, 2015, 10:42:09 am
order them by the display box from Amazon gents,  delivered straight to the door  :thumbsup:   ( where's the reclining sleepily wile stuffed in a chair smiley?)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 16, 2015, 11:21:51 am
order them by the display box from Amazon gents,  delivered straight to the door  :thumbsup:   ( where's the reclining sleepily wile stuffed in a chair smiley?)

I tried that a year or so ago and they never arrived and I claimed my money back. I keep looking at our post lady with the utmost suspicion...........
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on October 16, 2015, 03:17:29 pm
order them by the display box from Amazon gents,  delivered straight to the door  :thumbsup:   ( where's the reclining sleepily wile stuffed in a chair smiley?)

I tried that a year or so ago and they never arrived and I claimed my money back. I keep looking at our post lady with the utmost suspicion...........

Check the condition of her teeth.  Particularly between them for bits of desecrated coconut...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 16, 2015, 04:21:09 pm
order them by the display box from Amazon gents,  delivered straight to the door  :thumbsup:   ( where's the reclining sleepily wile stuffed in a chair smiley?)

I tried that a year or so ago and they never arrived and I claimed my money back. I keep looking at our post lady with the utmost suspicion...........

Check the condition of her teeth.  Particularly between them for bits of desecrated coconut...

I'm not sure I've ever been that close to her..........  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on October 16, 2015, 08:23:26 pm
Won on eBay;
1/72 Airfix KA-25 A/C Hormone helicopter
1/72 spares and repairs P-3 Orion, seller claims it's WW2 Airfix kit!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 17, 2015, 05:35:21 am
I'm afraid as far as chocolate goes I like mine unadulterated with nothing but nuts and biscuit.

If without then plain chocolate if with nuts or biscuit then milk. A favourite from the school tuck shop (yes Secondary Moderns did have them) was by Carrs  :thumbsup: Milk chocolate covered crispy biscuit, but quite thin so not like Kit Kat
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Chaos on October 17, 2015, 10:19:22 am
New at my Stash.
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg00015rbonj42vk.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on October 17, 2015, 11:25:06 am
From the Glasgow show to-day, not a lot.

From a stash sale on the Aberdeen modellers stand, and at very reasonable prices :
Matchbox Handley Page Heyford I saw one of these on a well known second hand dealers stand at twice the price.
Airfix F-86D.

From Little Cars :
A new respirator for airbrushing.
An airbrush cleaning pot (something I have needed for ages.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Martin H on October 17, 2015, 11:31:53 am
for once ive ben to a show (Glasgow) and not brought a single thing model related. Altough a nice TSR-2 canvas painting has been aquired.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: TsrJoe on October 17, 2015, 11:34:29 am
Nabbed three Hasegawa F.111 kits from a stash clearance sale, one A, F abd an EF  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on October 17, 2015, 11:37:42 am
From the Glasgow show today

From the stash clearance sale by Aberdeen modellers
1 x 1/72 F-14A Tomcat boxing K12X so its one of the very nice ones. Destined to be Royal Navy

From TsrJoe
1 x 1/72 Novo Lynx, thinking of making a BBC version of Airwolf so similar in shape but not quality

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 17, 2015, 12:18:19 pm
You mean Airwolf?  

If you do write the backstory, have the producer as Douglas Camfield and Graeme Harper as principal director.  Set it in Scotland.  Hawke?  Mmmn. Robert Glennister, or possibly Trevor Eve.  Roy Marsden as Archangel, Joanne Whalley Kilmer as Gabrielle, Gabrielle Drake as Marella, Brian Blessed as Dominic Santini (keep the name due to the large Italian community in Scotland), keep David Hemmings as Moffet (Moffet was English, thus appealing to Scots nationalists as a villain).   Hawke could live up next to a scottish loch. 

Wouldn't have to be too different, although Hawke's brother could have been on a "fishing trawler" (ie a spy ship) that went missing near the russian arctic and captured.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on October 17, 2015, 01:49:51 pm
Thanks Lee, edited my posting.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on October 17, 2015, 02:16:17 pm
From TsrJoe
1 x 1/72 Novo Lynx, thinking of making a BBC version of Airwolf so similar in shape but not quality
Gondor

That's a neat idea: there was that series about the RAF (can't recall what it was called) that got all sorts of service co-operation so it might well be practical, despite crowded UK airspace. Another option would be to have some or all flying scenes filmed in Canada.

Thinking about it some more, it wouldn't have to be (and probably shouldn't be) a straight Airwolf rip-off. It's more likely the BBC would look at the craze for "hardware" series (Knight Rider, Street Hawk, Blue Thunder, Airwolf etc..) and produce something "in the spirit of" but with a British twist.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Gondor on October 17, 2015, 02:46:18 pm
From TsrJoe
1 x 1/72 Novo Lynx, thinking of making a BBC version of Airwolf so similar in shape but not quality
Gondor

That's a neat idea: there was that series about the RAF (can't recall what it was called) that got all sorts of service co-operation so it might well be practical, despite crowded UK airspace. Another option would be to have some or all flying scenes filmed in Canada.

Thinking about it some more, it wouldn't have to be (and probably shouldn't be) a straight Airwolf rip-off. It's more likely the BBC would look at the craze for "hardware" series (Knight Rider, Street Hawk, Blue Thunder, Airwolf etc..) and produce something "in the spirit of" but with a British twist.

I think the program your referring to was "Squadron" which had several aircraft types allocated to it including Phantoms and Jaguars and Harriers. There was also a program about life an a Leander class Frigate called "Warship".

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: zenrat on October 18, 2015, 03:05:36 am
I've got the novelisation of Squadron somewhere...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: ericr on October 18, 2015, 05:22:09 am


argh! I was so proud to see my stash going slowly down, and I fell again !

I was at a local exhibiton, with plenty of very skillful modelling, but only very few whiffing, and nearly no poetic stuff, but this is really nice :

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9QlFs0MbIIY/ViK90ASDS1I/AAAAAAAAD4Y/-VBLghywnyw/s400/DSCF0972red.jpg)

("meuh" stand for cow language in French, pronounced like Me); also note the beetle ("coccinelle")

and then there were these people selling so cheap kits ...
some down to 2 euros (old KP kits) or 3 (Frog Swordfish or Gannett, Plasticart An-14) or 5 (Smer Walrus or MC72), and a historic Frog Shackleton for 10 euros ...

Also, a POMK 1/48 Loire 210 for 30.


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Chris Payne on October 18, 2015, 05:42:19 am
Took a trip over to Halifax Modellers World today and added a new kit to the stash.

Airfix 1/72 AVRO Shackleton MR.2.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 18, 2015, 08:25:32 am
Lucky you!  I'm still waiting for my LHS to get them in and god knows when the post office will deliver the other one.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Chris Payne on October 18, 2015, 09:15:56 am
Lucky you!  I'm still waiting for my LHS to get them in and god knows when the post office will deliver the other one.

HMW had already sold over a dozen since they got them in on Tuesday and after mine they still had at least 4 more on the shelf.

Hannants got 3000 in and are down to less than 1000.

It isn't a limited edition kit so more will be on the way.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 18, 2015, 12:52:46 pm
Just won on ebay:

CMK Seafire FR47, the 1996 tooling with the incorrect wing blisters.  Another Spitfire FR26 beckons.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Rheged on October 18, 2015, 02:21:08 pm
I'm afraid as far as chocolate goes I like mine unadulterated with nothing but nuts and biscuit.

If without then plain chocolate if with nuts or biscuit then milk. A favourite from the school tuck shop (yes Secondary Moderns did have them) was by Carrs  :thumbsup: Milk chocolate covered crispy biscuit, but quite thin so not like Kit Kat

They used to make them down the road from me when I lived in Carlisle.   The smell from the biscuit factory is "worth a price above rubies" according to my older son's fiancée.


You know Rheged, that begs the question.

Does Mrs. Rheged know what is in your stash?

I suspect not, therefore this addition does not really count as an addition to the stash as the stash is a secret, unknown, entity that SWMBO does not know what its inner contents are.


Surprisingly, Madame R has a pretty good idea of my  stash contents, as I have a clear knowledge about her plant buying habit and predilection for good quality artisan made turned wood items. As it happens, my stash (and my younger son's) were much reduced when we moved house in May last year..........but that Wellesley is MINE, as is the half finished BAe Tern  (a sort of carrier capable Strikemaster)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: McColm on October 18, 2015, 10:36:13 pm
Won on eBay;
1/72 AeroClub Shackleton MR 2 and AEW conversion multimedia kit
1/24 Academy Ford Capri RS 3100
1/32 Matchbox Elf Tyrrell six wheeler
172 Airfix Saab Viggen and Draggon, B-24 + B-25
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 19, 2015, 06:29:53 am
I'm afraid as far as chocolate goes I like mine unadulterated with nothing but nuts and biscuit.

If without then plain chocolate if with nuts or biscuit then milk. A favourite from the school tuck shop (yes Secondary Moderns did have them) was by Carrs  :thumbsup: Milk chocolate covered crispy biscuit, but quite thin so not like Kit Kat

They used to make them down the road from me when I lived in Carlisle.   The smell from the biscuit factory is "worth a price above rubies" according to my older son's fiancée.


Ah that's right Carr's of Carlisle. You do occaisionaly see them down here and I always get one. Takes me back to morning break at school and the queue for the tuckshop  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: JayBee on October 19, 2015, 07:13:34 am
Good grief Chris you actually had a queue at the tuckshop. At my old school, Ayr Academy, it was simply a rabble.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Weaver on October 19, 2015, 07:20:20 am
From Airfix, courtesy of the Flying Hours scheme:

1/72nd Supermarine Swift FR.5. To have terrible, sacriledgeous things done to it in the fullness of time... :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 19, 2015, 08:02:21 am
Good grief Chris you actually had a queue at the tuckshop. At my old school, Ayr Academy, it was simply a rabble.

Prefects saw to that. They had quite a bit of leeway when it came to keeping us juniors in hand. Hated them at the time but when I became one it was a great system  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Bungle on October 19, 2015, 09:13:54 am
Just received 5 rather large boxes from an online auction (not ebay) £150 got me the following.....

Grumman F6F-3/5 Hellcat      Academy
Avro Lancaster B1         Airfix
English Electric Canberra B(I)6   Airfix
Fairey Battle                 Airfix
Handley Page Halifax B.III      Airfix   Nice pair of tweezers in the box - no plastic !
Handley Page Hampden              Airfix
Handley Page O-400              Airfix
Junkers Ju 88 A-4                 Airfix
Lockheed Hudson 1              Airfix
Martin B-26B Marauder              Airfix
Saunders-Roe SR.53              Airfix
Savoia-Marchetti SM.79      Airfix
Short Skyvan                 Airfix
Vickers Wellington B Mk.III      Airfix
Hawker Typhoon Mk.1b Mid Prod.   Brengun
Fairey Firefly Mk. 1         Eastern Express   :banghead:  Part made wings and cockpit painted/glued
Messerschmitt Bf-109F              Eduard  1/144th Scale
BAe Harrier GR.5                 Esci
BAe Sea Harrier FRS.1              Esci Crap turns out just empty sprues in the box
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.3           Esci
MDD F-4J(UK) Phantom II           Esci
MDD AV-8A 'Matador'   x2           Esci   Same again one of the kits only has empty sprues
Avro Shackleton III         Frog  Bum ! Missing a prop
BLACKBURN SKUA                 Frog
Fairey Gannet                 Frog
Handley Page Victor B.I              Frog  1/96th looks like the 1964 boxing
British Aerospace Hawk Red Arrow   Fujimi
Gloster Gladiator                 Inpact    Only one fuselage half
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina      Minicraft
de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.1    MPM
Fairey Albacore                 MPM
Fairey Barracuda Mk. II              MPM
Gloster Meteor F. Mk.III              MPM  Full sprues except no fuselage or wings
Gloster Meteor F.Mk.I              MPM
Gloster Meteor Mk.4              MPM
Hawker Sea Hawk                 MPM
Vickers Wellington Mk.IC      MPM
Airspeed Oxford                 Novo
B.A.C. Lightning                            Novo
Bristol Beaufighter X   x2      Novo
Fairey Delta FD.1                 Novo
Hawker Hunter                          Novo
Supermarine Attacker              Novo
Supermarine Spitfire XIV and V1   Novo
Hawker Hurricane Mk1              Sweet 1/144th
BAe Harrier T.4/4N         Sword
English Electric Lightning F Mk.1/2   Sword
English Electric Lightning F.3      Sword
Hawker Siddeley Harrier T.2      Sword
BAC Lightning F Mk.3              Trumpeter
BAC Lightning F.1A/F.2              Trumpeter
BAC Lightning F.6/F.2A              Trumpeter
Hawker Sea Fury FB.11              Trumpeter
Hawker Seahawk FGA Mk.6      Trumpeter  1/48th Scale
Vickers Wellington Mk.IC      Trumpeter
Vickers Wellington Mk.X              Trumpeter
Westland Wyvern S.4              Trumpeter
Concorde                    Chinese Snap Fit kit
Clear Vax  No.8 RAF Bombers           Falcon
BAe Sea Harrier FA.2              Xtrakit
de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2/D.3   Xtrakit
English Electric Canberra PR.9          Xtrakit
Gloster Meteor T.Mk. 7             Xtrakit  No canopy or cockpit parts
RAF S.E.5a w/ Wolseley Viper          Roden   Missing one part, of course it would be an important one!
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XII          Xtrakit   2 in the box though the second is in complete
Supermarine Swift FR.5             Xtrakit

Bought to support my 109 funding - there are quite a few I shall be adding to the stash but also quite a few I'll be moving on. Got to check them all out but at the moment a small sample checks out complete (though most of the Airfix are early boxings and the decals are shot). Anyway some may be appearing on here in the future so don't feel abashed about PMing an offer for anything that takes your fancy. I can only say no !
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 19, 2015, 01:10:56 pm
The Frog Victor should net you your money back, with the Airfix SR53 getting you a few bob into the bargain.

I'd have the Xtrakit Spitfire XII off you in a hot and know I could find some 109s somewhere for a hostage swap?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
Post by: Bungle on October 19, 2015, 01:23:18 pm
The Frog Victor should net you your money back, with the Airfix SR53 getting you a few bob into the bargain.

Rather disappointingly the Victor is missing the stand base, the instructions and any decals. Also it is in white plastic but on the web it always has it as grey plastic so not sure if it's the 1958 or '64 version. The SR53 is pristine.


I'd have the Xtrakit Spitfire XII off you in a hot and know I could find some 109s somewhere for a hostage swap?

Sounds good to me   ;D and if I say so sir, a very fortunous choice. Turns out there are two in the box though one is missing the prop blades. Also seems to be a spare canopy.   Happy to exchange for as many 109s as you think worthy.
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