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Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Martin H on December 31, 2016, 11:33:20 pm
Here we go again  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 01, 2017, 05:25:00 am
Technicaly this is a 2016 arrival as it was delivered yesterday.

From the Big H a 1/72 RS Models Me 509. Thinking Hungarian
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on January 02, 2017, 03:15:56 pm
Really belong in last years thread but ...

For Christmas:
1/48 Revell B-25J Mitchell

Pre-31 Dec 2016:
1/72 Airfix Me.262A/dH Mosquito FB.V1 Dogfight Double box - only the Mossie in it as a full kit, the pilot (glued into his seat) & canopy were all that remained of the Me.262
1/72 Airfix Spitfire Mk.IIa/Eurofighter Typhoon Then & Now Double boxing - appears to be all there

The latter 2 were bought by Mrs Wombat from one of the local op shops & far be it from me to discourage her, so only a gentle nudge in the direction of 1/48 for future buys was given. ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Rick Lowe on January 02, 2017, 04:22:31 pm

 bought by Mrs Wombat from one of the local op shops & far be it from me to discourage her, so only a gentle nudge in the direction of 1/48 for future buys was given. ;)

True that, at least she's thinking along the correct lines...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on January 03, 2017, 12:35:55 am
AFAIAC she was spot on with the scale...
 ;D

January 3rd.  Not bought anything yet this year.  I'm doing well...
The fact I don't get paid again for 4 weeks helps.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on January 03, 2017, 02:35:39 am
At last a 1/72 PB-2Y Coronado the Mach2 kit. The reviews that I have read indicate either the -3 or -5.
Got an idea to change the engines and build a freighter variant.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kerick on January 03, 2017, 05:17:05 am
Picked up the Revell 1/72nd CL 415 fire bomber last night. The kit is good but needs better looking props. Any replacements out there?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Librarian on January 03, 2017, 05:38:48 am
Some arrivals today:

Hobbyboss 1/48 F4U-1 (early)
Hobbyboss 1/48 F4U-5 (early)

Luvlyjubly :wub:

Hasegawa 1/48 Ki-44

Still no bleedin' decals tho :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 03, 2017, 05:58:58 am
First unexpected ebay win: a Hasegawa 1:72 IAI Kfir C2 for just EUR 7,-. A good kit (better fit than the Italeri offering) with lots of whiffing potential.  ;D
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 03, 2017, 07:36:43 am
My first Spitfire of the year!

Popped into Fenwicks to see what they had left.  Quite a bit, but not much for me.  Spotted a single mk IIa/Va and decided it looked lonely, so bought it and brought it home to sit happily with it's other brethren.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Martin H on January 03, 2017, 11:42:16 am
Via a certain well known purveyor of kits based in Lowestoft.
Both 72nd scale as per normal.

A Model Ilyushin IL-14P
RS models Messerschmitt Me-509
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Snowtrooper on January 03, 2017, 02:32:17 pm
First unexpected ebay win: a Hasegawa 1:72 IAI Kfir C2 for just EUR 7,-. A good kit (better fit than the Italeri offering) with lots of whiffing potential.  ;D
Re the whiffing potential, got an Italeri Kfir in The Stash - according to The Plan it will be a Finnish bird in the Swedish "Fields & Meadows" splniter camo with edges of wings and canards painted black so that they would appear just as shadows of the wing, in order to make the plane look like a Finnish Air Force Viggen in any aerial photographs. ;)

No, my whiffverse doesn't make a lot of sense, it's just an excuse to have the Finnish Air Force in the middle of Extra Freezing Cold Cold War be equipped with as (if not even more) varied collection as in OTL WW2.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nick on January 04, 2017, 01:28:07 am
Bought on Monday and finished last night, one Imperial Star Destroyer from Metal Earth. Very impressed with the outcome despite it being rather fiddly. Photos to follow.

http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/gift-gadgets/star-wars-imperial-star-destroyer-metal-construction-kit/11040397.html
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on January 04, 2017, 02:23:54 am
Snuck into the house today:

1/72 Revell Panavia Tornado GR.1 - to be done as an Australian Army Air Corps CAS bird.
1/48 Tamiya Beaufighter VI - to be done as a navalised version for the RAM Air Arm (may take some time while I figure out just how to do that).

(May have to get a 1/48 Tamiya Beaufighter TF.Mk.X to do up as a navalised version for the RAN FAA, too.)
Title: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TomZ on January 04, 2017, 08:58:20 am
This was just delivered:

(http://airwar1946.nl/pics/balloon.jpg)

Laputa: Castle in the Sky Tiger Moth

No idea where it comes from. Probably some Japanese TV show but I couldn't resist.

Not to decide what scheme to paint it.....

TomZ
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 04, 2017, 09:16:41 am

Bought on Monday and finished last night, one Imperial Star Destroyer from Metal Earth. Very impressed with the outcome despite it being rather fiddly. Photos to follow.


I got a Metal Earth Spitfire 'flat pack' as a delayed birthday pressie from a good friend in the US. I doubt I'll be extending its wings  ;D but I may convert it into a PRXI.  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 05, 2017, 12:00:14 am
This was just delivered:

(http://airwar1946.nl/pics/balloon.jpg)

Laputa: Castle in the Sky Tiger Moth

No idea where it comes from. Probably some Japanese TV show but I couldn't resist.

Not to decide what scheme to paint it.....

TomZ

It's from a very famous anime movie, one of the first big works of director Miyasaki Hayao, from 1985 or so.
It's a Sky Pirate ship; I did not know that it was called "Tiger Moth"!
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on January 05, 2017, 01:08:45 am
Laputa: Castle in the sky is a great movie.
http://studio-ghibli.wikia.com/wiki/Laputa:_Castle_in_the_Sky
I recommend it to everyone.
(http://img00.deviantart.net/839e/i/2015/182/0/d/laputa__castle_in_the_sky_over_achensee___wp_by_fantasio-d8zco4i.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Army of One on January 05, 2017, 06:50:22 am
Sorely tempted in my local 'The Works' selling Airfix 1/24 Hurricane starter kit for £20 an the three kits 1/72 Pearl Harbour starter kit for £15......
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 05, 2017, 06:53:51 am
Pearl Harbour set is good value. All 3 are new tools. I got it for Xmas  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Army of One on January 05, 2017, 08:38:08 am
Pearl Harbour set is good value. All 3 are new tools. I got it for Xmas  :thumbsup:

Yeah....very tempted.....is it just a bomb with the 'Kate' or you get the torpedo as well....?
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on January 06, 2017, 01:58:19 am
First delivery of the year.
Post Apocralyptic Armed Scooby Gang and unarmed Scooby (he just looked silly wearing a weapons harness) from Hasslefree Miniatures.
(http://www.hfminis.co.uk/img_cms/product_images/post%20apoc%20gang%20copyLABELLED.jpg)
http://www.hfminis.co.uk

They are beautifully cast but being 28mm figures they are too tall to use with 1/72 models and figures (unlike the Elheim "28mm" figures which are on the short side and so are perfect with this scale).
Still, they are going to look great painted and the Mystery Machine is devoid of compound curves so it should be a simple scratchbuild from sheet styrene.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Knightflyer on January 06, 2017, 03:17:54 am
Sorely tempted in my local 'The Works' selling Airfix 1/24 Hurricane starter kit for £20 an the three kits 1/72 Pearl Harbour starter kit for £15......

Go for it! The 1/24 Hurricane and 1/24 Spitfire were both £30 from the Works Online and even with the 10, 20 or occasionally 30% special offers were still more expensive than £20. I notice that having just checked that they've now gone from online (only the Battle Of Britain 75th Anniversary Gift Set is left) so I've missed my chance, but as I'm not supposed to be buying this year (yet!) that is probably a good thing!  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 06, 2017, 06:09:11 am

Yeah....very tempted.....is it just a bomb with the 'Kate' or you get the torpedo as well....?

Yup
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 06, 2017, 06:12:59 am
First delivery of the year.
Post Apocralyptic Armed Scooby Gang and unarmed Scooby (he just looked silly wearing a weapons harness) from Hasslefree Miniatures.


They do look good  :thumbsup: Not much resemblence to either the t.v. or film characters, other than Scooby himself but that's down to licencing I was told when looking for a Buffy figure.(ahhhh Buffy  :wub: :wub:)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on January 06, 2017, 08:05:36 am
My first stash additions of the year were picked up from the sorting office this afternoon

2 x 1/72 AZ Models M.B.5. which I have had on backorder for what seams like ages.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Captain Canada on January 06, 2017, 08:18:25 am
Great start to the year guys ! I was going to go buy a kit to join in, but now I think I'm going to go watch this movie...that ship just looks too cool !

PS-I drove my daughter back to school in Ottawa this week, and by passed a few big shops. I figure it's time to quit buying on a whim and save the money for stuff I really want. Lets see how long that lasts lol
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on January 06, 2017, 08:44:26 am
This sort of belongs in last years thread as it arrived on the 31st, when I was away and I picked it up from the post office today. 1/72nd scale Hasegawa Russian aircraft weapons set. In typical Chris luck style, there is 4 of everything except the missiles i am after the most as there are only 2 R-60's in the kit. Typical  :banghead: :banghead: But never mind, I have some more R-27's to add to the stockpile and R-77 which are a neat looking missile, and some very nice looking KAB 1500 LGB's which will look nice adorning an IL-28 Beagle. The kit contains, 4x B-8 rocket pods, 4x R-27 ET 4x R-27R, 4x R-73's 2x R-60's, 2x R-77's 4 KH-31's and 4x KAB 1500. Nice kit if a bit pricey.
Chris
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Snowtrooper on January 06, 2017, 10:44:04 am
Hey, at least the Russian weapons set has everything in even numbers, unlike the recent US weapon sets (starting with #5) that have most of everything in threes, forcing you to buy two in most cases... :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Army of One on January 06, 2017, 10:52:22 am
Sorely tempted in my local 'The Works' selling Airfix 1/24 Hurricane starter kit for £20 an the three kits 1/72 Pearl Harbour starter kit for £15......

Go for it! The 1/24 Hurricane and 1/24 Spitfire were both £30 from the Works Online and even with the 10, 20 or occasionally 30% special offers were still more expensive than £20. I notice that having just checked that they've now gone from online (only the Battle Of Britain 75th Anniversary Gift Set is left) so I've missed my chance, but as I'm not supposed to be buying this year (yet!) that is probably a good thing!  ;D

SWMBO'D picked me up a Hurricane today....they still had Spitfire Vb there....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Captain Canada on January 06, 2017, 04:13:10 pm
Just like Chris, this is essentially a 2016 purchase, but since she's arrived in 2017.....finally got my vac C-133 from Gene Hooker ! There bill updates with pics in my blog later.

 :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on January 06, 2017, 07:05:34 pm
Hey, at least the Russian weapons set has everything in even numbers, unlike the recent US weapon sets (starting with #5) that have most of everything in threes, forcing you to buy two in most cases... :banghead:
That is very annoying, you are right there.
Chris
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kerick on January 06, 2017, 07:15:15 pm
My Meng Achzarit arrived today! At first fondle it looks like a great kit. LOTS of parts! The upper hull is awesome.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on January 07, 2017, 05:13:09 am
Ordered last month but delivered today

2 x Aoshima 1/700 HMS Illustrious 1941 (new tool).

They did Illustrious and Victorious but the toolings were poor and detail basic, Aoshima have retooled the kit to their current standards and its quite good .I would say very good but Flyhawk are also working on a 1940 Illustrious and that will be a super detailed kit complete with etch, brass, hanger deck and extremely finely detailed plastic parts. Yes it will cost more and yes I will get one but the Aoshima ones will be handy for a couple of ideas I have  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on January 07, 2017, 05:25:56 am
New at my Stash.
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0001ig8hu3kp0z.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 07, 2017, 07:09:40 am
Just like Chris, this is essentially a 2016 purchase, but since she's arrived in 2017.....finally got my vac C-133 from Gene Hooker ! There bill updates with pics in my blog later.

 :wub:

That's got to be a LOT of plastic you've got there Cap'n!

The build thread will be awesome.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 07, 2017, 04:02:20 pm
I got one of these a week back off ebay.  Well, the Dapol/Kitmaster one...

(http://glostransporthistory.visit-gloucestershire.co.uk/images/Airfix%20Preslo%20box.jpg)

Because I remember watching these being shunted in and out of the Heaton depot when I was a kid. Especially the summer of 1981.

(http://glostransporthistory.visit-gloucestershire.co.uk/images/B873364%5Bm%5D.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on January 07, 2017, 04:09:31 pm
Doing a Tornado F2 to go with it  ;)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on January 07, 2017, 10:29:15 pm
New at my Stash.
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0001ig8hu3kp0z.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)

U gusha stupa! Even though the Zvezda (soon to be Revell rebox) is bigger and better detailed, I really want one of these. Lovely! Please share your build here?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on January 08, 2017, 01:06:42 am
Yes wen I build this I make a building thread here.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on January 08, 2017, 01:12:18 am
New at my Stash.
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0001ig8hu3kp0z.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)


1/72?
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on January 08, 2017, 04:24:55 am
1/4000 scale

http://www.revell.de/en/products/star-wars/star-wars-rogue-one/id/06756.html (http://www.revell.de/en/products/star-wars/star-wars-rogue-one/id/06756.html)

Might be OK to display with a Battlestar for some serious cross over   :wacko:

Its OK but simplified and Revell have added a fold down landing gear which will need to be filled in to tidy up the build.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on January 09, 2017, 01:12:42 am
1/72 Revell Airbus A400M Grizzly/Atlas
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 09, 2017, 01:59:06 am
A cheap (EUR 7,-) 1:72 Bilek F-4E/F, actually a re-boxed Italeri kit. No real plan for the Phantom so far, it was just a good occasion I could not resist.  ;)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Martin H on January 09, 2017, 04:48:22 am
A cheap (EUR 7,-) 1:72 Bilek F-4E/F, actually a re-boxed Italeri kit. No real plan for the Phantom so far, it was just a good occasion I could not resist.  ;)
Word of advice, throw the decals away. They tend to disintergrate on contact with water.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Martin H on January 09, 2017, 04:49:12 am
New at my Stash.
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0001ig8hu3kp0z.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)


1/72?
 ;D ;D ;D
Now that I would like to see ;D
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 09, 2017, 04:53:37 am
A cheap (EUR 7,-) 1:72 Bilek F-4E/F, actually a re-boxed Italeri kit. No real plan for the Phantom so far, it was just a good occasion I could not resist.  ;)
Word of advice, throw the decals away. They tend to disintergrate on contact with water.

Thank you for the warning!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: proditor on January 09, 2017, 12:44:10 pm
Small E-bay Splurge

1/700 USS Chandler by Dragon Models
1/700 U-BOAT TYPE XXI & XXIII German Navy by SkyWave~PitRoad
1/700 USS Gearing by Albatross
1/48 Lupin III Autogyro by Gunze Snagyo
1/48 A-10 Warthog by Revell
1/48 MBT-70 by Aurora

And a spending spree over at Squadron Shop

1/700 Baku by Hobby Boss
1/700 Bismarck by Trumpeter
1/700 Gneisnau by Tamiya
No Scale - Chinese Battle Tank by Meng
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 11, 2017, 04:41:55 pm
Extremely common, I know, and nothing special.. but... this kit was one I was given or bought some 25 years ago when I was 10 or 11 and I LOOVVVVED it back then... not just the kits inside but the box and box artwork are really special to me, too.  I trashed everything from those back in the day but the instruction sheet so having it again is really really nice.. 

I'm so happy to have this kit(s) again!   :laugh:

This time around I will build them to the best of my ability. Back then all I did was glue the stuff together (terribly and some pieces BACKWARDS  ;D ).

(http://i.imgur.com/U16FaJg.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on January 11, 2017, 06:14:38 pm
This time around I will build them to the best of my ability. Back then all I did was glue the stuff together (terribly and some pieces BACKWARDS  ;D ).

Displaying your whiffing tendencies early! Plus, & you had fun & loved it! Which is what model-making should be all about! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I'm not one to say don't build OoB or add $1000 of after-market to a $15 kit, if that's what you enjoy doing; just don't expect everyone to do it (especially not me)! ;)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 11, 2017, 07:11:12 pm
This time around I will build them to the best of my ability. Back then all I did was glue the stuff together (terribly and some pieces BACKWARDS  ;D ).

Displaying your whiffing tendencies early! Plus, & you had fun & loved it! Which is what model-making should be all about! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I'm not one to say don't build OoB or add $1000 of after-market to a $15 kit, if that's what you enjoy doing; just don't expect everyone to do it (especially not me)! ;)

Now that's a good way of looking at it! I guess it was destined all along I'd wind up in whif-world.  ;D   And heck, the "mods" weren't that bad anyway.. I simply glued the Romulan's nacelles inside out....  the "glowing strip" was outside.  :o :angel:

Agreed on the aftermarket/oob conundrum.  ;D ;D  More so at a stage when a kit becomes an "antique" or something. It almost seems more proper in some instances to do a kit per the instructions inside and using no other outside sources.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on January 12, 2017, 02:19:49 am
Even the most antique and rare kit isn't going to be worth enough to not build it IMO.

Does the Warbird have a scale singularity within it?
 ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: ericr on January 12, 2017, 05:12:08 am

just ordered for cheap a box of fourty identical aircraft kits ;
ideas are beginning to go bubbling : a flock? assembling them in a geometrical shape?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on January 12, 2017, 10:19:20 am
Received today from Weavers sale

1 x Airfix 1/72 BAE Systems Hawk to go towards my flock of Hawks

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 13, 2017, 01:15:57 am
An 1:72 Revell F4U-1D, the new 2014 mould. Very nice kit, good value for the money, just the fabric-covered rudders look a little over-emphasized. Might end up in a kitbash, though.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Snowtrooper on January 13, 2017, 05:23:41 am
Might as well start documenting my addiction here too (why I registered on a different nick here than BtS I don't remember, and alas, I can only change the nick there).

From a local modelling forum from the same seller as the last few hauls, since the prices were again too tempting. Again, all 1/72:

Airfix F-15 A/B Eagle -- extra 2 seater cockpit parts and those drop tanks never hurt (why is it that so few Eagle kits have all three gasbags?)
Airfix Gnat T.1 (old tool) -- Gnaval Gnat?
Airfix Red Arrows Hawk (old tool) -- I trust it still has at least the weapons for other projects even if I don't have a particular idea
Esci M163 Vulcan
Esci M106 Mortar Carrier -- non-whiffy additions to the "Vietnam Convoy" I might possibly do in the distant future
Heller F-104G/TF-104G Starfighter -- partially started kit so good whiffing fodder (and those RF and TF bitz never hurt) - CL-1200 Lancer (F-13A?) in ROC markings (who would have been satisfied with Starfighter 1.5 if they had had access to F-16)?
MasterCraft Su-20 "Los Tigres" -- yes, I know, Mister/MasterCraft "quality", but will supply cheap wings (or at least wingroots, undecided yet) to my Sea Lightning project (the rest coming from Heller MiG-23 and Mbox T.55 - the fuselage and the rest of this can be combined with Lightning wings and tail to make a "single-engine Lightning" like I saw either here or BtS)
Matchbox BAC Lightning F.2A/F.6 -- this is now about the fifth Lightning in The Stash (plus remains of a similar one), will probably become the "modernized" Lightning (of the other four, Airfix F.3 is destined to become FG.3B Emergency Strike Fighter, Trumpeter F.2A OOB in Dark Green, Mbox F.6 OOB Tiger Squadron natmet, Mbox T.55 the aforementioned Sea Lightning)
Matchbox Canberra PR.9 -- yes, it's missing the necessary lumps, bumps, and wires (some of which I might even bother to scratch), but will still probably get nonwhiffed Afghanistan decals
Matchbox F-14A Tomcat -- sure it's Matchbox, but no currrent manufacturer (that I know of) has the 'Cat with an early (Block 65 and earlier) wing fairing (haven't seen early Monograms too often at reasonable prices if that would have this feature too). The other MbCat in The Stash is marked to be VF-1 "Wichita 101" (decals from the Airfix kit, which obviously is a Block 70 or later), this one could then be a nonwhiffed VF-124 'Cat or in a slight whiffery, VX-4 in the famous Playboy livery
Matchbox F9F-5 Panther -- MAP something something, CIA in Kongo, VNAF?
Matchbox Gnat T.1
Matchbox Mk.80/86 Strikemaster -- these two have will have a durrty threesome with a PM Models F-5, hopefully resulting in an extremely freeform interpretation of the "Gnuclear Gnat" aka "Folland light bomber" (yes, I know, 1/48 Gnat would be much easier and probably more accurate starting point, but where's the fun in that?)
Monogram F-4 C/D Phantom II -- non-whiffed, probably "Oldsmobile" (Scat XXVII)
Revell MiG-29A Fulcrum -- The early grey boxing from the 80's (repopped Tsukuda) so might bear some accidental resemblance to the actual plane ;D But that makes it perfect whiffing material - just need an idea first. Westernized modernized version, or some really exotic livery? Or a naval variant operating from a CATOBAR carrier (which even the Soviets had in my whiffverse)?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on January 13, 2017, 05:54:48 am
Some haul  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 13, 2017, 12:27:59 pm
Even the most antique and rare kit isn't going to be worth enough to not build it IMO.

Does the Warbird have a scale singularity within it?
 ;D

Damn right.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Rheged on January 14, 2017, 01:38:29 am
Even the most antique and rare kit isn't going to be worth enough to not build it IMO.

Does the Warbird have a scale singularity within it?
 ;D

Damn right.  ;D ;D

Did you have any problems freeing it from the sprue?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on January 14, 2017, 03:31:14 am
received today from facebook  :o

2 x 1/350 Airfix HMS Invincible Air-group sprues still in their bags and with decals

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 14, 2017, 07:33:13 am
For the upcoming Soviet GB I ordered some Red Star decals and sets with RS-82 missiles. You never know... ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: seadude on January 14, 2017, 03:53:34 pm
At my local model club meeting today, there was the regular monthly raffle of 3 different kits. I didn't win anything "officially". But one of the kits won by another modeler was a Hasegawa 1/72 Ace Combat ASF-X Shinden II. But the first guy who won it gave it to another modeler whom he thought might enjoy it. But apparently, the two people got into a "slight" debate/argument about wanting or not wanting the kit. So I turned to them and jokingly said "Look, if neither of you guys wants it, then I'll take it.".  Next thing I know, the second guy who recieved the kit from the original first guy, turns to me and hands me the kit.  :o
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 14, 2017, 04:10:28 pm
Score!!  Who wouldn't want that?!!?   :o :o :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 15, 2017, 01:13:00 am
Now that's a deal! I would not mind another Shinden... and if it was only for the pile.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: seadude on January 15, 2017, 09:09:21 am
Well, I'm not going to do anything with the Shinden kit right now. It'll just sit in my stash for the moment collecting dust. As I said, I only "jokingly" said I'd take it. I never expected to actually get it. But if for any reason the other modelers want it back and this was all some mistake, then they can have it back. I can always get another with my tax refunds.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Army of One on January 15, 2017, 01:16:53 pm


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I LOOOOOOVE this craft......one of my fave Sci Fi vehicles/craft ever....!!! And the Bird of Prey.....what a boxing....!!!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Martin H on January 15, 2017, 01:37:20 pm
Not a stash addition. But an increase in caperbility.

This monster has been added to my "tool box".
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/martinhiggs/3d%20printer_zpsirjql1at.jpg)

Its an entry level machine with a built in 3d scanner unit.
Its going to be a long learning curve, but im already doing some trial builds.
For now its purly for personal use, so unsolicited "requests" will be ignored.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Steel Penguin on January 15, 2017, 01:48:13 pm
That looks shiney Martin  ;D   good luck with the learning curve on it :thumbsup:
I look forward to seeing what can be done
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Army of One on January 15, 2017, 09:06:39 pm
Oh OGL cool.......was it expensive.....?  I had thought of getting one a little while ago but couldn't justify the price. I believe the basic models are cheaper now....
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 16, 2017, 09:53:43 am
Use it to print another printer!!    ;D ;D


But anyway... that's awesome. I hope you come up with some marvelous results. Aren't there online databases and stuff where design files can be downloaded to be printed off? 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 17, 2017, 12:05:45 am
Feel the itch to build some more vintage 1:100 Macross VF-1s... found evidence of Zentraedi squadrons in the official timeline odf the series, in weird colors and markings, and in order to add some depth to this project I ordered an 1:8 resin pilot figure (Gundam, though, but it's juts the base) to be converted into a fictional Meltraedi character who's a flight or squadron leader. Her mount will then be one of the VF-1 builds, and I'll add a standard fighter, too - maybe for some nice formation flight shots.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on January 17, 2017, 01:19:27 am
Use it to print another printer!!    ;D ;D... 

Not a good idea.  That's how Skynet gets started... :unsure:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 17, 2017, 04:05:54 am
From ebay:

AZ/KP Spitfire mk Vb "Aces" boxing - includes Bob Stanford Tuck.

Awaiting from a mate - for some reason, my ebay simply couldn't find it
Attack Squadron Spitfire PR.XI Deluxe - this one has lots of lovely spare bits and markings, although most being US are unusable. I don't do US marked aircraft.

Also awaiting from ebay:
Massive box of Spitfire spares.  There's at least 8 kits off their sprues, plus a CMR Seafire FR47.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on January 17, 2017, 05:09:50 am
Got hold of the 1/72 Revell TXF F-111A and B kit.
1/72 Attack Squadron C-130 engines and propellers, plus wheels.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 17, 2017, 08:46:06 am

Got hold of the 1/72 Revell TXF F-111A and B kit.


Well done, they're not so easy to find these days, and a good source of the short nose and long wings for the -B, even if they lack a little in the accuracy stakes.

Not that we give a fig for that on here of course.  ;D
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on January 17, 2017, 01:58:19 pm
Well, I'm not going to do anything with the Shinden kit right now. It'll just sit in my stash for the moment collecting dust. As I said, I only "jokingly" said I'd take it. I never expected to actually get it. But if for any reason the other modelers want it back and this was all some mistake, then they can have it back. I can always get another with my tax refunds.
And if they don't want it back, I'll gladly pay postage to send it my way!

The TFX kit is good fun, especially if you leave all the working bits in there.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on January 17, 2017, 02:23:29 pm

Got hold of the 1/72 Revell TXF F-111A and B kit.


Well done, they're not so easy to find these days, and a good source of the short nose and long wings for the -B, even if they lack a little in the accuracy stakes.

Not that we give a fig for that on here of course.  ;D
Thanks Kit,
Steven
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on January 18, 2017, 11:22:29 am
Picked up from a neighbour today a parcel from Amazon, which confused me as I never ordered anything from Amazon recently. Inside the box was

1 x 1/72 HobbyBoss Do 335 which I intend to turn into a Do 535/2 which I had ordered on ebay

Gondor
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on January 18, 2017, 04:20:27 pm
From BNA Modelworld a pair of resin 1/32 Hawker Typhoon wheels.

No, I have not turned to the dark side and started modelling aircraft in an improper scale.  I am using them on a 1/25 car.
 :unsure:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on January 18, 2017, 09:32:58 pm
From BNA Modelworld a pair of resin 1/32 Hawker Typhoon wheels.

No, I have not turned to the dark side and started modelling aircraft in an improper scale.  I am using them on a 1/25 car.
 :unsure:

Why not? ;D :thumbsup:

I have 1/35 truck wheels I'll be putting on 1/32 cars. ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nils on January 20, 2017, 10:50:41 am
first new stash additions this year, straight from China  :mellow:

-2x 1/144 Trumpeter Sukhoi Su-47 (comes with a decent payload btw  ;D )
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kerick on January 21, 2017, 08:53:31 am
I'm at a local model show and just scored a 1/48 AMT Beech Staggerwing and an Accurate Miniatures A-36 Apache. Plus two 1/72 Revell P-47s. All for $30. Can you say zwilling P-47?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 21, 2017, 10:25:15 am

 Can you say zwilling P-47?


No, but you can build an F-94, one that's NOT made by Lockheed with a jet engine...........  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 21, 2017, 11:31:28 am
After long hunting I got hands on an MPM 1:72 Fw 190 V18.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 21, 2017, 11:38:59 am
Be prepared for a LOT of work!  It's one of their early ones. 

I've got an Airmodel injection one somewhere, the later version with the longer wings that are closer to a Ta 152. Rough is the best way to describe it, being on par with some of the older Pegasus kits.

The V18 was later rebuilt to Ta 152H standards and found blown up at Leck.  IIRC, Aoshima included the markings for it in their Ta 152H-0.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 21, 2017, 01:23:52 pm

  IIRC, Aoshima included the markings for it in their Ta 152H-0.


Good heavens, I've got one of those, goodness knows why, but I guess it does have longish wings.  ;D

I found it in The Loft only the other day, is it a good kit?
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 21, 2017, 03:09:35 pm
Superb.  The Aoshima Ta 152s are the best in the scale.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 21, 2017, 03:50:49 pm
Superb.  The Aoshima Ta 152s are the best in the scale.

 ;D ;D Great to know, thanks.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 21, 2017, 03:52:31 pm
The cockpit detail is much the same as similar era Hasegawa but shapewise it's bang on and teh fit is excellent apart from the nose top cowl but that's easily fixed.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Weaver on January 22, 2017, 10:20:15 am
Had a good day at the Bolton IPMS show today: good to see folk after a long break.

Spent relatively little:

Airfix 1/72nd RA-5C Vigilante
Cyberhobby 1/200th Vulcan B.2 (NEW for £10!)
Hasegawa 1/72nd Aircraft Weapons III - air-to-air missiles
Revell 1/144th Mirage F-1C

Master Tools decal tray (these things are great and very reasonably priced).

Avro, The History Of An Aircraft Company by Harry Holmes
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Chris Payne on January 22, 2017, 11:47:54 am
Back from the Bolton show with a couple of new additions.

Airfix 1/72 Hunting Jet Provost T.Mk.3

Airfix 1/24 Junkers JU-87B-2 Stuka
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kerick on January 22, 2017, 12:07:07 pm
Also picked up an Italeri B-66 yesterday!
Box says it a B-66B but the decals are for two different tactical recon squadrons. That would make it the RB-66. So which is it? Or is it something in between?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on January 22, 2017, 12:41:02 pm
From the Bolton IPMS Model show

Sold a few kits so that funded the Orange Hobby 1/700 1982 HMS Hermes I had preordered from Starling models plus a Combrig 1/700 Russian Mine Hunter as a bonus  :thumbsup:

Other buys included
Revell 1/700 HMS Ark Royal V (circa Gulf War)
Zvezda 1/700 Sovremeny class Destroyer (Dragon Re-box)
Trumpeter 1/700 Admiral Graf Spee 1939 - reduced price and wanted to go with the new HMS Achilles & Ajax due out from Flyhawk later this year and hopefully a Matchbox HMS Exeter if I can find one so I can recreate the ships from the Battle of the River Plate (The resin kits of Exeter do he as per 1942 when sunk off Java  after the repairs ).

Nice show to get back into the swing and back amongst friends
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Martin H on January 22, 2017, 12:46:50 pm
Now im home from the Bolton show.

The following was added to the stash.

72nd scale
Italeri Sikorsky CH53E Super Stallion. (transfered from Geoff B's stash)
Airfix Douglas C-47 Dakota. (transfered from Geoff B's stash)

Bandi A Wing Rebel starfighter.
Lift here Dornier DO 28B-1 Agur.
Lift here DHC-2 Turbo Beaver.
Lift here SOKO 522.
AMK Aero L-29 Delfin.

odd scale
Revell Rebel U wing fighter, from Rogue one.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Glenn on January 22, 2017, 06:16:09 pm
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff166/strathojet/my%20stash%20just%20got%20bigger_zpsso17whaf.jpg?1485137346810&1485137347855)

Actually, these should be on last years page.......but, anyhow...here they are!
The cars are scaled at 1/43 and the planes at 1/100. With the planes, they are not actually scaled, they are still cartoon characters but the cars....wow.
Glenn
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 22, 2017, 06:51:53 pm
Cool! I dig teh Planes and Cars.  :D 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 22, 2017, 11:35:04 pm
A(nother) Academy 1:72 MiG-27 for only EUR 6,-, earmerked as donor bank for two builds.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TallEng on January 23, 2017, 01:08:02 pm
From Hawkin's Bazaar in Reading two Airfix Vulcans (Vulcan to the sky boxing) for £14:99ea.
And from TKMaxx a 1/48th Airfix Gnat also half price :thumbsup:
Now all I need to do is find the Modelling Mojo :rolleyes:
Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 23, 2017, 06:10:33 pm
MPC PBY Catalina
MPC F-4
Revell F-4B
AMT/ERTL F-100F   (neato, the decals were in good shape and feature the plane Gabby Gabreski flew... definitely want to build that one oob for a change! )
AMT/Hasegawa A-7 Corsair II  (MINUS WINDSCREEN  :banghead: )
ESCI/ERTL Osprey V-22A

All in 1/72 

Anyone familiar with the Osprey? Going to transform it into a Soviet Russian ASW bird. Just wondering what to watch for.
One of the Phantoms is likely to turn Soviet as well per Iron Eagle II vintage..   ;)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on January 24, 2017, 12:50:56 am
Is that PBY the same moulds as the Airfix one?

<looks at Scalemates>

It appears it is.  I built one as a youth.  I remember being very taken with the opening blisters.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: ericr on January 24, 2017, 03:52:14 am
It appears it is.  I built one as a youth.  I remember being very taken with the opening blisters.

these kinds of a bit toy-like mobile features had their charm, especially in this case, those bubble openings ...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 24, 2017, 04:30:10 am
Also picked up an Italeri B-66 yesterday!
Box says it a B-66B but the decals are for two different tactical recon squadrons. That would make it the RB-66. So which is it? Or is it something in between?

The RB-66 kit comes with additional blade antennae and lacks the tail turret; this is also the kit that has recently been re-issued (with four decal options, though, one in cammo and the others NMF, IIRC). The original B-66 kit comes with two NMF options (blue and red trim), while the original RB-66 had, IIRC one or two options, one of them bearing a shark mouth, and both SEA scheme.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on January 24, 2017, 08:44:16 am
Picked up from the postal sorting office today an ebay win of

1 x 1/72 Airfix Basset 206 RAF Transport Command with the Blue Flash

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 24, 2017, 09:46:00 am
Picked up from the postal sorting office today an ebay win of

1 x 1/72 Airfix Basset 206 RAF Transport Command with the Blue Flash

Gondor

Is that an original build Basset Alastair, or one of the short lived 'crowd requested' versions?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on January 24, 2017, 10:45:26 am
Picked up from the postal sorting office today an ebay win of

1 x 1/72 Airfix Basset 206 RAF Transport Command with the Blue Flash

Gondor

Is that an original build Basset Alastair, or one of the short lived 'crowd requested' versions?

It's an original Kit, Green background to the Airfix logo on the top and long sides with red backed logo on the short ends and no stripe on the box lid.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 24, 2017, 11:03:01 am
Excellent, they're pretty thin on the ground these days.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on January 24, 2017, 03:17:02 pm
Excellent, they're pretty thin on the ground these days.  :thumbsup:

Tell me about it  :rolleyes:

I got diddled over a red stripe edition by a guy in the US, probably got done out of it himself and had not checked the contents of the box which was enough off cuts of plastic card from both stock sheet and vac-form kits to keep me going on padding out material for ages. I did get a full refund though  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: proditor on January 26, 2017, 06:06:28 am
Decided I wanted a 1/700 Greyhound, so of course, ended up with two ship models as well.

1/700 C2 Greyhound set by Trumpeter
1/700 Fujimi IJN Chikuma Heavy Cruiser
1/700 Combrig Models Vyborg Coast Defense Ship

Plans: Greyhound gets turned into a Rotodyne. Chikuma joins my JMSDF Ghost Fleet, Vyborg gets modernized for the Fins.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Glenn on January 26, 2017, 06:00:42 pm
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff166/strathojet/the%20rest%20of%20my%20stash_zpswiebtlv2.jpg?1485482318901&1485482320129)

The last three!
Glenn
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 26, 2017, 06:23:36 pm
Cool! I see you had the Chupacabra already and I guess you just needed the other two.  So there's 11 total?  I want to get these, too.   :laugh:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on January 26, 2017, 11:19:18 pm
Won on eBay,
1/72 Revell Breguet Dassault Br1150 Atlantic.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on January 27, 2017, 01:50:19 am
...Greyhound gets turned into a Rotodyne...

I like you again now.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on January 27, 2017, 02:17:37 am
Decided I wanted a 1/700 Greyhound, so of course, ended up with two ship models as well.

1/700 C2 Greyhound set by Trumpeter
1/700 Fujimi IJN Chikuma Heavy Cruiser
1/700 Combrig Models Vyborg Coast Defense Ship

Plans: Greyhound gets turned into a Rotodyne. Chikuma joins my JMSDF Ghost Fleet, Vyborg gets modernized for the Fins.

It bugs me why Trumpeter didn't do a compilation box set for USN modern and cold war aircraft sets for their supercarriers, Pitroad do a rebox, and Trumpeter did it for WW2 and the Russian Airgroups, as there are times you want to fill up the air wing on the carrier a bit, but not by buying 12-18 of each individual type !!!!

Have you got the early Pitroad JMSDF equipment set as that's quite handy for updating IJN ships to the 50's early 60's as a change to the 70/80's options  :mellow:

The Finish post war coastal battleship should be interesting  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on January 27, 2017, 04:33:07 am
AMT/Hasegawa A-7 Corsair II  (MINUS WINDSCREEN  :banghead: )
 




Im laid up at the moment ( all say boo hoo) and cant get into the spares,but I may be able to find an A-7 windscreen among the jumble.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: proditor on January 27, 2017, 04:36:05 am
...Greyhound gets turned into a Rotodyne...

I like you again now.
 :thumbsup:

Heh, well I'd honestly forgotten about a COD or different aircraft until you mentioned the rotodyne, so thanks goes to you.

It bugs me why Trumpeter didn't do a compilation box set for USN modern and cold war aircraft sets for their supercarriers, Pitroad do a rebox, and Trumpeter did it for WW2 and the Russian Airgroups, as there are times you want to fill up the air wing on the carrier a bit, but not by buying 12-18 of each individual type !!!!

Have you got the early Pitroad JMSDF equipment set as that's quite handy for updating IJN ships to the 50's early 60's as a change to the 70/80's options 

The Finish post war coastal battleship should be interesting.
I agree on the airwing. My original plan for the Hybrid Jean Bart was to go with Martlets and maybe some other early war craft, but it was kinda "Well, you can buy 18 of something, but that's about it" as this was before they had come out with the assortment boxes. I also may have way too many Oceanhawks for a very similar reason.

Yes, I grabbed a couple of the early JMSDF sets to finish off some 1946+ builds. I really like those 3" guns, they look amazing. Considering my plans for the Chikuma, the early set might be a better fit. I was originally going to update the superstructure with a JMSDF nose job from something like the Shirane, and then use the back as a wayward home for my small collection f 1/700 Shapeways Sea darts. Because that by definition, is awesome. Making it an early version might be even more awesome, and save me the hassle of a more comprehensive modern radar fit...Hmmm....

And I agree on the Vyborg, I've been wanting to play with one of those for years. It just kept falling between the proverbial cracks.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on January 27, 2017, 04:45:37 am
Speaking of which I just received

Trumpeter 1/700 Yak-38 Forgers
Trumpeter 1/700 USS Franklin
Xtradecal Black and White stripes

I wanted the stripes for flight deck markings, but didn't reach the minimum order so ordered the Forgers to replace the rather poor versions they used in their Kiev kits, but because they were on offer I was still below the threshold so went with the Franklin as it was the only Essex with the Corsairs so I can use the airgroup on a Revell Independence being done as a French one at Suez to go alongside the Eagle i'm doing.

The Franklin will act as a basis for another Angled Deck Essex conversion, this time the Shangri-La but done if she had been refitted and passed over to the UK to replace Victorious & Hermes so it will be an Essex with Phantoms !!!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Snowtrooper on January 27, 2017, 04:46:41 am
Vyborg gets modernized for the Fins.
I expect that it will be re-renamed back to VšinšmŲinen? "Vyborg" is the Russian name for the town of Viipuri which Soviets took in WW2 from us, and it could raise some eyebrows in the Soviet Union if the Finns kept that name... Was the ship first ceded to the Soviets and then given back in 1958 as really was considered in OTL, or did us Finns get to keep it all the time in your TL?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on January 27, 2017, 10:16:00 am

The Franklin will act as a basis for another Angled Deck Essex conversion, this time the Shangri-La but done if she had been refitted and passed over to the UK to replace Victorious & Hermes so it will be an Essex with Phantoms !!!


That reminds me that I should really finish off the F-4L I have for the USS Hancock

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on January 27, 2017, 11:10:12 am
New at my Stash.
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q722/TheChaos1987/comp_RIMG0001_zpsdmtfcikg.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/TheChaos1987/media/comp_RIMG0001_zpsdmtfcikg.jpg.html)
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q722/TheChaos1987/comp_RIMG0002_zps44vv5mov.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/TheChaos1987/media/comp_RIMG0002_zps44vv5mov.jpg.html)
(http://i1356.photobucket.com/albums/q722/TheChaos1987/comp_RIMG0003_zpsroxxotc1.jpg) (http://s1356.photobucket.com/user/TheChaos1987/media/comp_RIMG0003_zpsroxxotc1.jpg.html)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170128/7kzs4fnb.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: strobez on January 28, 2017, 02:37:18 am
I'm trying to cut back on buying kits, but when you run across one on the wish list on sale for half off... you just can't resist!

(https://s1.scalemates.com/products/img/7/6/9/102769-26441-58-pristine.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 28, 2017, 03:32:47 am
Won a new Revell/MPM 1:72 P-70 on ebay for only EUR 9,-.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on January 28, 2017, 06:16:14 am
Not a kit as such but a set of Accurate  armour 1/35th scale minigun barrels. These are getting scaled down to 1/72nd scale and become 25 mm Gatling guns for anti aircraft use on modified vehicles. I have given up trying to put together the brass M61 20mm one I have as the glue either fills the holes up or won't stick. I need to get some very thin super glue and try again,plus my fingers are too no good with the fiddly bits  :banghead:
Chris
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on January 28, 2017, 11:14:16 pm
Bought the German Fliegerhorst 1/72 Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation resin and vacform conversion set off eBay.
The set includes;
DA-3 engines X4
Tip tanks
Small nose
Resin canopy
2 X vacform canopies
4 X spinners
Lined drawings with instructions
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Martin H on January 29, 2017, 02:38:25 am
I'm trying to cut back on buying kits, but when you run across one on the wish list on sale for half off... you just can't resist!

Yeap. been there, done that and got the stash to prove it...  ;D :mellow: :banghead: :wacko: ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nick on January 29, 2017, 03:24:50 pm
Didn't get much from the Hanslope show today but did have a good chat with the local club guys.

Lindberg Russian SST 1/230 (box scale!) http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/RussianSSTPage.htm
Only 4 pieces for the airframe and 3 pieces for the stand!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on January 29, 2017, 10:59:55 pm
Won on eBay this morning, 1/72 Rareplanes vacform Avro Vulcan B1.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 30, 2017, 12:09:06 am
A Meng 1:72 Ki-98 on ev!lbay for EUR 15,-.
Not a steal, but it's a rare kit and this price is O.K.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: pirx on January 30, 2017, 07:55:13 am

DC-130 1/48 for EUR 20  ;D ;D ;D

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+ Horsa ! 1/72 for EUR 8

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Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 30, 2017, 10:46:08 am
Won on eBay this morning, 1/72 Rareplanes vacform Avro Vulcan B1.

That's a LOT of vacformed plastic there! And are you sure it's a B1? I thought they only did a B2, and I've got one.

My AZ MB5 arrived today, and it does look good.  :thumbsup:

Like all the other builders I'm a trifle wary of those butt jointed wings though! I see a couple of piano wire spars in its future....

Ah yes, there's a call-out for Joe Cherrie in the instructions too. Nice one Joe.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on January 30, 2017, 11:42:56 am
I was going by the artwork on the box,  I'll check it properly when it arrives.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on January 31, 2017, 10:35:08 am
Won on eBay,
1/72 Fairchild NC/AC-123 not the Roden model.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on February 01, 2017, 08:07:42 am
The hobbyboss Merkava IV arrived this morning, and after looking in the box concluded that it would probably take me about 15 minutes to build. Parts count is a bit sparse to say the least.
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on February 01, 2017, 08:25:25 am
The hobbyboss Merkava IV arrived this morning, and after looking in the box concluded that it would probably take me about 15 minutes to build. Parts count is a bit sparse to say the least.
Chris.

That shouldn't be an issue if the detail quality's there ... Is it? :unsure:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on February 01, 2017, 10:26:50 am
The hobbyboss Merkava IV arrived this morning, and after looking in the box concluded that it would probably take me about 15 minutes to build. Parts count is a bit sparse to say the least.
Chris.

That shouldn't be an issue if the detail quality's there ... Is it? :unsure:
To be quite honest, the detail is very soft on it really, not as good as I thought it would be
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on February 01, 2017, 01:33:17 pm
I was going by the artwork on the box,  I'll check it properly when it arrives.
Yes it is the B2 without the ECM fitted to the top of the vertical tail fin.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on February 02, 2017, 01:08:09 am
OK!

1/48 Italeri Hawker Hunter Mk FGA.6 / FGA.9 (from 1950 to 1990) - I don't know, I just wanted one
1/48 Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter TF.Mk.X - this (along with my 1/48 Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter VI) will be navalised with folding wings & a hook for RAN (RAM for the VI) carrier operations

Also got some other bits & bobs:
1/35 straps & webbing
1/35 British WW2 armoured corps helmets
1/35 British jerry cans
1/35 Set of Land Rover wheels
1/35 Set of BDRM 2/3 wheels
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on February 02, 2017, 12:33:04 pm
OK!

1/48 Italeri Hawker Hunter Mk FGA.6 / FGA.9 (from 1950 to 1990) - I don't know, I just wanted one
They're reissuing the Hunter this year. Is it any good, accuracy-wise?
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 02, 2017, 03:20:39 pm
Eduard Aussie 8 combo - 36 notes post free!

BARGAIN!
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Green Dragon on February 03, 2017, 04:35:39 am
OK!

1/48 Italeri Hawker Hunter Mk FGA.6 / FGA.9 (from 1950 to 1990) - I don't know, I just wanted one
They're reissuing the Hunter this year. Is it any good, accuracy-wise?

Not got one myself but IIRC the cockpit interior is either too shallow or a smaller scale than 1/48th and the wheels aren't the right size, airframe is alright I think. Sure someone who knows more about it will chip in soon!

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on February 03, 2017, 04:52:26 am
Went out for new fine paint brushes for the Krivak build and some more Tamiya fine primer for resin and etch at the LMS and came back with a Pitroad JMSDF Hatakaza and an Academy Dokodo both in 1/700.

You rarely see Pitroad outside Japan so to get one off the shelf was a must, and the Dokodo is a new MCP snap fit kit of a South Korean Navy LPH which is actually very nice. The Lynx 300 is very tasty and I think I may put that as a RN version on a Type 45  :thumbsup:

Also picked up cheap on-line from a 2nd hand kit dealer was a Fujimi Japanese Oiler than I can adapt to be a post war RFA Oiler and a Dragon Essex for the proposed RN Shangri-La build.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: proditor on February 03, 2017, 12:13:24 pm
Nice finds Thorvic!

I remember the Halcyon days of early Skywave releases at Squadron Shop for like 5 bucks a hull because no one was building JMSDF. Unfortunately, neither was I at the time, and the concept of the stash was not developed enough in my noggin.

I grabbed the Dokodo a while back, and I was pretty impressed with it as well.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on February 06, 2017, 03:20:11 am
OK!

1/48 Italeri Hawker Hunter Mk FGA.6 / FGA.9 (from 1950 to 1990) - I don't know, I just wanted one
They're reissuing the Hunter this year. Is it any good, accuracy-wise?

Haven't had a chance to have a close look (SWMBO doesn't know I bought it ;D ) but, given the quick glance I had, it looked OK which is generally good enough for me.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 06, 2017, 03:46:31 am
It's the Academy one...
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 06, 2017, 04:37:45 am
Off ebay:

Special Hobby Spitfire F22 "Hi Tech"

AZ Spitfire IIb (the older 2011 tooling)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on February 06, 2017, 04:40:57 am
It's the Academy one...

Are you talking about the Italeri Hunter here, mate? :unsure:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 06, 2017, 05:30:25 am
Aye.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on February 06, 2017, 08:02:56 am
Aye.

Thanks! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on February 06, 2017, 11:49:10 am
1/72 Revell Dornier Do 24T.
The ATT version looks interesting.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on February 07, 2017, 02:57:21 am
New at my Stash.
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Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on February 07, 2017, 04:51:41 am
Managed to snag a Pitroad 1/700 Soviet Udaloy class Destroyer, these are hard to find as unlike the Sovremenny class that was passed over to Dragon and can be found re-boxed by Zvezda, the Udaloy and Krivak classes stayed with Pitroad who focus only on the Japanese market.

The Udaloy is the standard ASW Destroyer that entered service in the 80s and is still in regular service as one was the escorts for the Carrier Kuznetsov battlegroup for its deployment to Syria.

Would like to track down more of these kits as the Russians developed a Udaloy II Destroyer the Admiral Chernabenko which had a Sovremenny style weapon system and was meant to follow on from the Sovremenny class as the Udaloy's are powered by Gas Turbines where as the Sovremenny have a less than reliable Steam plant (there are only a coupe of the latter left in service with Russia as opposed to 8 of the Udaloy's, which are going to be refitted !)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Snowtrooper on February 07, 2017, 09:12:23 am
Another 1/72 haul from a local forum:
Airfix Harrier GR.3 (old tool) -- mainly for the British ordnance, I guess there will be an inspiration for the plane too. Red Arrows?
Airfix OV-10D Bronco -- PMC in the 2000's, maybe a companion to the not-Expendables Do 28?
Hasegawa F-4E Phantom (Ye Olde Toole) -- it may be not up to modern standards but was practically free, so... Chico the Gunfighter?
Italeri AC-47 Spooky -- non-whiffed
Italeri B-58 Hustler -- I really shouldn't have but it was a bargain - non-whiffed NMF is tempting, but so is SE Asia camo with conventional loadout, or SIOP or SAC Grey armed with SRAM's...
Revell F-16C Block 50/52 -- again, a bargain, no idea so may even build it non-whiffed
Revell F-22A Raptor -- non-whiffed
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on February 08, 2017, 04:37:26 am
received from eBay today

1 x 1/144 scale Roden Vickers Super VC10 Type 1154 "East African Airways" which will be wiffed so the decals are up for grabs with Kit getting first dibs on them if he wants.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 08, 2017, 04:40:41 am
Thanks so much Alastair, but I already have a set of EAA decals to go with my Welsh Models Super VC10.

They're VERY colourful though and should look well on another Whiffed airliner if anyone else is planning one.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 08, 2017, 04:43:45 am
Found a reasonably priced MENG G.91 (first issue), thanks to a damaged box.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on February 08, 2017, 04:55:07 am
Thanks so much Alastair, but I already have a set of EAA decals to go with my Welsh Models Super VC10.

They're VERY colourful though and should look well on another Whiffed airliner if anyone else is planning one.

You were first option Kit because of all the help you have given me printing decals.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 08, 2017, 05:02:34 am
Nothing pretty but I couldn't knock the price....  All done, after shipping and everything, I got four Airfix (1975 boxing)  1/72  B-29 Superfortresses for $61. One box and and the other three bagged but nothing missing at least.   At $15 a piece I probably have enough for a lifetime. Only so much of this I can fit in my house. One will be destined to be a Cuban Tu-4 for the Soviet GB.

I also had a curious happening yesterday when I opened up a box of kits I got about a week ago. Apparently the feller threw in a free Ringo boxing of the Martin MB-2 bomber. How awesome is that? I'm going to drop the person a note of thanks later or offer to send it back if it was some sort of mistake.  Speaking of those, I got 6 kits in total with the MB-2, the others were all 1979 USAirfix boxings in GREAT condition of a Lancaster, PBY Catalina, Il-28 Beagle, A-26 Invader, and lastly AC-47 Gunship "Spooky."  Hell of a deal at $40 and change (after shipping and all that.. I always combine my costs into one sum).

Won't be any more for awhile because I need to spend the rest of my money on "more imporant" things... as if..    :rolleyes: :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 08, 2017, 06:53:13 am

Hasegawa F-4E Phantom (Ye Olde Toole) -- it may be not up to modern standards but was practically free, so... Chico the Gunfighter?


Is that the Boxing with the Vietnam cover art and the amazing collection of weapons on the sprues ? If so I've fond memories of it from way back in the day when it was a new tool and still keep one in the stash simply to remind me that Hasegawa were once value for money here in the U.K. May still be elsewhere for all I know.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 08, 2017, 07:33:55 am

Hasegawa F-4E Phantom (Ye Olde Toole) -- it may be not up to modern standards but was practically free, so... Chico the Gunfighter?


Is that the Boxing with the Vietnam cover art and the amazing collection of weapons on the sprues ? If so I've fond memories of it from way back in the day when it was a new tool and still keep one in the stash simply to remind me that Hasegawa were once value for money here in the U.K. May still be elsewhere for all I know.

I've still got  one of them in The Loft.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Snowtrooper on February 08, 2017, 08:42:51 am

Hasegawa F-4E Phantom (Ye Olde Toole) -- it may be not up to modern standards but was practically free, so... Chico the Gunfighter?
Is that the Boxing with the Vietnam cover art and the amazing collection of weapons on the sprues ? If so I've fond memories of it from way back in the day when it was a new tool and still keep one in the stash simply to remind me that Hasegawa were once value for money here in the U.K. May still be elsewhere for all I know.
Yes, indeed it is. You would have to buy two weapons sets from them nowadays to get as much things under the wings. A nice touch is the two "baggage containers" which AFAIK were empty napalm canisters, but you don't get as much bad press saying that.

For me, it's still value for money!
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on February 09, 2017, 01:16:33 am
Nothing pretty but I couldn't knock the price....  All done, after shipping and everything, I got four Airfix (1975 boxing)  1/72  B-29 Superfortresses for $61. One box and and the other three bagged but nothing missing at least.   At $15 a piece I probably have enough for a lifetime. Only so much of this I can fit in my house. One will be destined to be a Cuban Tu-4 for the Soviet GB.
..

...leaving you enough to build something truly weird and wacky.  B29 X wing?  Triplane?  Zwilling?  Dreiergruppe?  Super tandemtiltwing VTOL presidential transport?
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Rheged on February 09, 2017, 01:29:00 am
Nothing pretty but I couldn't knock the price....  All done, after shipping and everything, I got four Airfix (1975 boxing)  1/72  B-29 Superfortresses for $61. One box and and the other three bagged but nothing missing at least.   At $15 a piece I probably have enough for a lifetime. Only so much of this I can fit in my house. One will be destined to be a Cuban Tu-4 for the Soviet GB.
..

...leaving you enough to build something truly weird and wacky.  B29 X wing?  Triplane?  Zwilling?  Dreiergruppe?  Super tandemtiltwing VTOL presidential transport?

Perhaps not too wacky, an RAF Boeing Washington being used as a test hack.   Big turbo prop in the nose, or the inboard engines replaced with jets, or a tail mounted jet, or even carrying a Miles M53, after the successes of the M52 earlier.......
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on February 09, 2017, 03:43:40 am
Just won a Revel 1/72nd scale M48 Patton tank for 99p, no decals but to be honest, who needs them. Especially when it is going to get carved up with the saw and knife. :wacko: :wacko:
Chris.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 09, 2017, 06:08:29 am

Perhaps not too wacky, an RAF Boeing Washington being used as a test hack.   Big turbo prop in the nose,


How do you do that on a B-29 and still let the pilot see where they're going?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 09, 2017, 06:17:13 am

Hasegawa F-4E Phantom (Ye Olde Toole) -- it may be not up to modern standards but was practically free, so... Chico the Gunfighter?
Is that the Boxing with the Vietnam cover art and the amazing collection of weapons on the sprues ? If so I've fond memories of it from way back in the day when it was a new tool and still keep one in the stash simply to remind me that Hasegawa were once value for money here in the U.K. May still be elsewhere for all I know.
Yes, indeed it is. You would have to buy two weapons sets from them nowadays to get as much things under the wings. A nice touch is the two "baggage containers" which AFAIK were empty napalm canisters, but you don't get as much bad press saying that.

For me, it's still value for money!

Ah thought it was. Never did figure out what to do with the target drone included  ;D
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on February 09, 2017, 12:31:04 pm

Perhaps not too wacky, an RAF Boeing Washington being used as a test hack.   Big turbo prop in the nose,


How do you do that on a B-29 and still let the pilot see where they're going?
Do it Lindbergh style: periscopes!
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 09, 2017, 03:25:27 pm

Perhaps not too wacky, an RAF Boeing Washington being used as a test hack.   Big turbo prop in the nose,


How do you do that on a B-29 and still let the pilot see where they're going?
Do it Lindbergh style: periscopes!

That'd work, yes.  :thumbsup:

Or perhaps bug-eye canopies like the XB-42 or the original C-74 Globemaster?

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on February 09, 2017, 03:32:33 pm
1/72 Contrail Avro York
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on February 09, 2017, 03:36:48 pm

Perhaps not too wacky, an RAF Boeing Washington being used as a test hack.   Big turbo prop in the nose,


How do you do that on a B-29 and still let the pilot see where they're going?
Do it Lindbergh style: periscopes!

That'd work, yes.  :thumbsup:

Or perhaps bug-eye canopies like the XB-42 or the original C-74 Globemaster?
You could try using a B-17G  cockpit on top of the front of the fuselage. It does work as I used it on a B-29 AEW build.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nils on February 11, 2017, 08:37:54 am
2 new additions  :mellow:

-Revell 1/72 Supermarine Stranraer
-Italeri 1/72 Westland Wessex HU.5
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 11, 2017, 09:43:06 am
Several bottles of Xtracrylix paint - RAF Extra Dark Sea Grey, RAF Dark Slate Grey and RAF Trainer Yellow.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on February 11, 2017, 10:39:31 am
Won on eBay;
1/72 Airmodel TSK110 Hawker Hunter T7/T8 and BAC lightning T4/T5 conversion set.
1/72 M & E Avro Lancastrain conversion kit.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on February 12, 2017, 10:04:35 am
From the Huddersfield Show today I actually managed to find some suitable buys in my current area of interest

From Coastal Craft I managed to get another AKAN Soviet Fleet paint set along with the Yak-38/141 paint set (so that's another potential project I can crack on with  ;) )

From Collectakit 2nd Had kit stall

Dragon USS Ingrahram  1/700 - This is their Oliver Hazard Perry class kit with the etch Masts - Hard to find as the OHP is not currently in production.

DML 1/700 Soviet Missile Craft - Tarantul & Osa
DML 1/700 Soviet Nanushka missile corvette
DML 1/700 ASW Aircraft
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Weaver on February 12, 2017, 10:15:34 am
Just got back from Huddersfield. Went easy on the spending:

Unboxed Italeri 1/72nd Aermacchi MB-339A PAN
Heller 1/300th Concorde (bits donor for a 1/144th project)
Hasegawa 1/72nd Aircraft Weapons IV: air-to-ground missiles (couple of bits missing for £cheap)
Black Magic 1/72nd F-105F/G canopy & wheels masks
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Chris Payne on February 12, 2017, 11:25:58 am
Picked up a few new additions to the stash from the Huddersfield show today.

Academy 1/72 McDonnell Douglas F-4J VF-84 'Jolly Rogers'
Airfix 1/48 DeHavilland Sea Vixen F.A.W.2
Xtrakit 1/72 Gloster Meteor F.8

Also picked up a number of the Vallejo acrylic metallics and some Mr. Dissolved Putty too.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Mossie on February 12, 2017, 02:54:49 pm
Mine from Huddersfield:

1/24 Italeri Ford Transit Mk2
1/35 Meng Pickup set
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 12, 2017, 03:09:42 pm
My Huddersfield additions:

Eduard Spitfire mk IX "Royal Combo"
Heller Spitfire mk XVIe (x2)
Airfix Spitfire Vb (t'was a quid!)
Fujimi Spitfire mk XIVe lowback
Sword Spitfire mk XIVe lowback
Heller Arado Ar 196 (will be Finnish w. Bristol Mercury)
Heller De Havilland Mistral (t'was a quid!)
KP Letov biplane
KP Czech monoplane
Siga Lavochkin La 9/11
Amodel Russian fighter (looks a bit like a landplane S6B, so ideas...)
3 Matchbox Beaufighter TF.X
Airfix Beaufighter TF.X "Firedog"
Magna Martin Baker MB2 (will be the retractable u/c version - see Morgan Shacklady: Spitfire:The History
Various Aeroclub Spitfire and other bits

Bestest of all:
Hitech Mosquito.  Beautiful French resin, white metal and etch upgrade set for the Airfix Mosquito, giving you pretty much everything to do nearly any Mosquito variant.  I've been looking for these bits for nigh on twenty years.  Imagine the disappointment when I realised that the two stage Merlins are too short.

From Chris:
CMR Seafire FR47 (1996 tool)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on February 12, 2017, 05:15:04 pm
Just won the Airfix Avro Shackleton on eBay for less than £30.
I'll use this to build a Shackletrian (transporter version of the Shackleton) with the windows from the Mach2 York.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Snowtrooper on February 13, 2017, 01:23:33 am
Heller Arado Ar 196 (will be Finnish w. Bristol Mercury)
That... actually makes perfect sense. Plus it would have been a much better subhunting platform than looted I-153's and SB-2's in OTL. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nick on February 13, 2017, 02:33:18 pm
As Chris observed I seem to have a way of finding the rarest and oddest kits out there.  ;D

Kiddyland Ching-Kuo fighter. Looks like the body of an F-17 with the wings and tail of an F-16.
Hasegawa Mitsubishi MU-2S.
Amodel MiG-AT jet trainer.


It might also be true that I'm developing a SST problem (no, I don't need a doctor!) with all the Concorde types I have...  :o

Entex 1/600 Boeing SST 2707
ICM 1/144 Tu-144 Concordski. Absolute bargain price of £12!

Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 13, 2017, 03:26:54 pm
Heller Arado Ar 196 (will be Finnish w. Bristol Mercury)
That... actually makes perfect sense. Plus it would have been a much better subhunting platform than looted I-153's and SB-2's in OTL. :rolleyes:
It's going post war aluminium.  And no swastikas.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on February 14, 2017, 02:18:27 am
As Chris observed I seem to have a way of finding the rarest and oddest kits out there.  ;D

...Hasegawa Mitsubishi MU-2S...

IIRC that has a jeep with it.  Which boxing did you get?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 14, 2017, 02:44:31 am
Back from Huddersfield late yesterday and don't even talk to me about Leeds and TGFI's  :banghead: :banghead: :angry:

Couple of additions to the stash (also got a bit for Hank and his son Max  ;D)

Italeri 1/72 La 5 times 2. From the same second hand trader. I only want the engines and cowlings for my Soviet GB build, so loads for the spares boxes.
Revell (Monogram) 1/72 Tigercat via Aircav. I've done a FAA overall Gloss Sea Blue so not sure about this one. EDSG over Sky ?
AZ Me 1/72 109H-1. I got this at Telford but it somehow ended up with Aircav for a couple of months  :unsure:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 14, 2017, 03:13:44 am
For the pile and with vague intentions: a Dragon 1:72 Jagdpanzer IV (for a profound Heer '46 chassis and gun update), a MACO 1:72 Flakpanzer "Ostwind" (actually a re-boxed ESCI kit with a new turret) and some metal gun barrels for a conversion into "something different".
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on February 14, 2017, 03:53:26 am
Back from Huddersfield late yesterday and don't even talk to me about Leeds and TGFI's  :banghead: :banghead: :angry:

Couple of additions to the stash (also got a bit for Hank and his son Max  ;D)

Italeri 1/72 La 5 times 2. From the same second hand trader. I only want the engines and cowlings for my Soviet GB build, so loads for the spares boxes.
Revell (Monogram) 1/72 Tigercat via Aircav. I've done a FAA overall Gloss Sea Blue so not sure about this one. EDSG over Sky ?
AZ Me 1/72 109H-1. I got this at Telford but it somehow ended up with Aircav for a couple of months  :unsure:

What about a FAA post war night fighter scheme of overall Medium Sea Grey with Dark Slate Grey Disruptive camo on the upper surfaces ?
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Snowtrooper on February 14, 2017, 03:56:17 am
Heller Arado Ar 196 (will be Finnish w. Bristol Mercury)
That... actually makes perfect sense. Plus it would have been a much better subhunting platform than looted I-153's and SB-2's in OTL. :rolleyes:
It's going post war aluminium.  And no swastikas.
Interesting to hear the backstory for this - kept beyond the original timeline then? There were three Ar's on loan to GHQ Finnish Army for LRRP support so were technically not part of the Air Force; one was returned to the Germans in 1943, the other in 1944, the third was "returned" to the Soviet Union in early 1945.

Re-engining them with domestically produced Mercury copies makes even more sense in that scenario if there were more and/or if they were kept longer.

Plus NMF/aluminium FAF planes are a neglected modelling subject so the more the merrier ;D
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 14, 2017, 04:27:07 am
Not worrying about a backstory for that one - I know so little about Finnish aircraft that anything I could come up with would be about three lines long.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nick on February 14, 2017, 05:06:28 am
As Chris observed I seem to have a way of finding the rarest and oddest kits out there.  ;D

...Hasegawa Mitsubishi MU-2S...

IIRC that has a jeep with it.  Which boxing did you get?

It is the one with a little jeep included. Made for a nice little surprise when I opened it.
I already have the MU-2J kit which I think is the stretched passenger version.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on February 14, 2017, 05:19:41 am
As Chris observed I seem to have a way of finding the rarest and oddest kits out there.  ;D

...Hasegawa Mitsubishi MU-2S...

IIRC that has a jeep with it.  Which boxing did you get?

The instructions for the HU-2J "Flight Check Group" version that I have says that the MU-2 was a business aircraft.

"Oh, and mine will probably become Czech"  ;D

Gondor

It is the one with a little jeep included. Made for a nice little surprise when I opened it.
I already have the MU-2J kit which I think is the stretched passenger version.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on February 14, 2017, 06:22:27 am
Managed to snag a pair of Pitroad 1/700 USSR Udaloy ASW Destroyers from Japan so thinking I may modify one to the Udaloy II Admiral Chabanenko  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Green Dragon on February 15, 2017, 01:01:15 am
As Chris observed I seem to have a way of finding the rarest and oddest kits out there.  ;D

...Hasegawa Mitsubishi MU-2S...

IIRC that has a jeep with it.  Which boxing did you get?

The instructions for the HU-2J "Flight Check Group" version that I have says that the MU-2 was a business aircraft.

"Oh, and mine will probably become Czech"  ;D

Gondor

It is the one with a little jeep included. Made for a nice little surprise when I opened it.
I already have the MU-2J kit which I think is the stretched passenger version.

Like those Mu 2 kits a lot, free Toyota aircraft tug in the J. My old J business prop became a T-tail jet courtesy of a couple of Frog Ar234B engines.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on February 15, 2017, 01:09:36 am
As Chris observed I seem to have a way of finding the rarest and oddest kits out there.  ;D

...Hasegawa Mitsubishi MU-2S...

IIRC that has a jeep with it.  Which boxing did you get?

The instructions for the HU-2J "Flight Check Group" version that I have says that the MU-2 was a business aircraft.

"Oh, and mine will probably become Czech"  ;D

Gondor

It is the one with a little jeep included. Made for a nice little surprise when I opened it.
I already have the MU-2J kit which I think is the stretched passenger version.

Like those Mu 2 kits a lot, free Toyota aircraft tug in the J. My old J business prop became a T-tail jet courtesy of a couple of Frog Ar234B engines.

Paul Harrison

i have an S in what I think of as the "box art & font" boxing and am on the look out for a J.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on February 17, 2017, 12:21:45 pm
New at my Stash.
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0001varl91ksn8.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg00021tm3vh8q07.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0003lhudo3024f.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0004vf6e7ng3a0.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg00056me9h7cgpb.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0006ipkr3b7h5j.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg00078bthgi9lef.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on February 17, 2017, 08:44:55 pm
As Chris observed I seem to have a way of finding the rarest and oddest kits out there.  ;D

...Hasegawa Mitsubishi MU-2S...

IIRC that has a jeep with it.  Which boxing did you get?

The instructions for the HU-2J "Flight Check Group" version that I have says that the MU-2 was a business aircraft.

"Oh, and mine will probably become Czech"  ;D

Gondor

It is the one with a little jeep included. Made for a nice little surprise when I opened it.
I already have the MU-2J kit which I think is the stretched passenger version.

Like those Mu 2 kits a lot, free Toyota aircraft tug in the J. My old J business prop became a T-tail jet courtesy of a couple of Frog Ar234B engines.

Paul Harrison

My (early) boxing of the T34 Mentor has the Toyota tug in it.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on February 18, 2017, 04:09:44 am
New at my Stash.
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg00056me9h7cgpb.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)

Hi

What's the T-29 E3 like ?

That could be an interesting WWII46-47 What-if Build or a Cold War build for either Korea or maybe the Middle East
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 18, 2017, 04:29:09 am
New at my Stash.

(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0004vf6e7ng3a0.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)


I like the look of that. I have a thing about multi turreted tanks  ;D

Added a Airfix 1/72 Beaufighter "Firedog" boxing to the stash as a bit of retail therapy and it looked lonely in Smiths.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on February 18, 2017, 07:47:57 am
Received off eBay a 1/700 Russian Admiral Gorshkov class frigate, had to settle on the Chinese resin kit as the Gwylam kits are OOP whilst they re-establish their workshop after moving home.
Also picked up from the same source are Russian etched railings, Russian Etched Radar and Russian Frigate decals.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Chris Payne on February 18, 2017, 09:32:33 am
Picked up the new Trumpeter 1/72 SAM-6 ''Gainfull'' .

It wasn't in the stash for very long. It is now in 7 sub assemblies and I just need to sand the missiles before I start painting.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nils on February 18, 2017, 10:08:18 am
just got back from a trip to Aalst with the missus, and i visited one of the best modelstores ive seen to date.
if course ive bought some stash additions :D

-Revell 1/144 F-5E Tiger II
-Zvezda 1/144 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1
-Zvezda 1/144 Fairey Battle Mk.1
-Airfix 1/72 Percival Jet Provost T.3
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on February 18, 2017, 10:47:48 am
Picked up the new Trumpeter 1/72 SAM-6 ''Gainfull'' .

It wasn't in the stash for very long. It is now in 7 sub assemblies and I just need to sand the missiles before I start painting.
I have been waiting for this to come in to stock for a bit now, who has it please Chris, then I can hunt one down. Cheers.
Today arrived s-model 2 in a box weisels, yes I am a glutton for punishment with these things as they are tiny at 1/72nd scale. going to have their turrets pinched, and armed with anti tank missiles, and anti aircraft missiles. Also an airfix Saladin arrived and the fire support version of the M113 too, the one with the saladin turret. Both will get a wee bit of modifcation, some how or other. Also got 2 M113's by JB for 6 quid, sruffy box but no probs to me, as the contents are reet.
Chris. 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on February 18, 2017, 01:14:01 pm
Another 1/72 Contrail Vickers Valiant B1,
hopefully this is complete as my other one had parts missing, could only build one wing.
The is a sketch of the B2 landing gear arrangement included in the instructions.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Chris Payne on February 18, 2017, 02:24:03 pm
Picked up the new Trumpeter 1/72 SAM-6 ''Gainfull'' .

It wasn't in the stash for very long. It is now in 7 sub assemblies and I just need to sand the missiles before I start painting.
I have been waiting for this to come in to stock for a bit now, who has it please Chris, then I can hunt one down. Cheers.
Today arrived s-model 2 in a box weisels, yes I am a glutton for punishment with these things as they are tiny at 1/72nd scale. going to have their turrets pinched, and armed with anti tank missiles, and anti aircraft missiles. Also an airfix Saladin arrived and the fire support version of the M113 too, the one with the saladin turret. Both will get a wee bit of modifcation, some how or other. Also got 2 M113's by JB for 6 quid, sruffy box but no probs to me, as the contents are reet.
Chris.

I got the only one available from Halifax Modellers World.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 18, 2017, 02:29:26 pm
I think this is the same one you gents are talking about? This on the U.S. Ebay site.  Looks like it was just listed within the last 2-3 days. Getting a lot of "views."

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Trumpeter-Models-7109-1-72-Russian-SAM6-Anti-Aircraft-Missile-w-Mobile-Launcher-/262856376994?hash=item3d337602a2:g:OioAAOSw~AVYpeja
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on February 18, 2017, 03:06:02 pm
Picked up the new Trumpeter 1/72 SAM-6 ''Gainfull'' .

It wasn't in the stash for very long. It is now in 7 sub assemblies and I just need to sand the missiles before I start painting.
I have been waiting for this to come in to stock for a bit now, who has it please Chris, then I can hunt one down. Cheers.
Today arrived s-model 2 in a box weisels, yes I am a glutton for punishment with these things as they are tiny at 1/72nd scale. going to have their turrets pinched, and armed with anti tank missiles, and anti aircraft missiles. Also an airfix Saladin arrived and the fire support version of the M113 too, the one with the saladin turret. Both will get a wee bit of modifcation, some how or other. Also got 2 M113's by JB for 6 quid, sruffy box but no probs to me, as the contents are reet.
Chris.

I got the only one available from Halifax Modellers World.
Cheers Chris,
I am right they have only just been released aren't I ?
Chris
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Martin H on February 18, 2017, 03:26:37 pm
These two arrived on my door step this week.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/martinhiggs/20170217_182435_zpsjwddzjvm.jpg)
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y22/martinhiggs/20170217_182343_zpsj81mfi1y.jpg)

The Haunebu box is huge! And cost a small fortune to import direct from Squadron. When you factor in the shipping costs and the Import duty with the purchase price, this is easily one of the most expencive injection moulded 72nd kit ive ever brought.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 19, 2017, 12:43:53 am

-Zvezda 1/144 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1
-Zvezda 1/144 Fairey Battle Mk.1


I thought these were 1/100 scale Nils as part of their wargamming series ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on February 19, 2017, 01:22:17 am

-Zvezda 1/144 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1
-Zvezda 1/144 Fairey Battle Mk.1


I thought these were 1/100 scale Nils as part of their wargamming series ?

Some of the Armour is 1/100 scale whilst the Aircraft are 1/144 although the figures are 1/72nd  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nils on February 19, 2017, 02:43:41 am

-Zvezda 1/144 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1
-Zvezda 1/144 Fairey Battle Mk.1


I thought these were 1/100 scale Nils as part of their wargamming series ?

Some of the Armour is 1/100 scale whilst the Aircraft are 1/144 although the figures are 1/72nd  :o

the larger bomber/transport aircraft (Bristol Blenheim Mk.1, Li-2, Pe-4,...) are 1/200 scale.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Chris Payne on February 19, 2017, 07:14:28 am
Picked up the new Trumpeter 1/72 SAM-6 ''Gainfull'' .

It wasn't in the stash for very long. It is now in 7 sub assemblies and I just need to sand the missiles before I start painting.
I have been waiting for this to come in to stock for a bit now, who has it please Chris, then I can hunt one down. Cheers.
Today arrived s-model 2 in a box weisels, yes I am a glutton for punishment with these things as they are tiny at 1/72nd scale. going to have their turrets pinched, and armed with anti tank missiles, and anti aircraft missiles. Also an airfix Saladin arrived and the fire support version of the M113 too, the one with the saladin turret. Both will get a wee bit of modifcation, some how or other. Also got 2 M113's by JB for 6 quid, sruffy box but no probs to me, as the contents are reet.
Chris.

I got the only one available from Halifax Modellers World.
Cheers Chris,
I am right they have only just been released aren't I ?
Chris

They have only just been released. So new, Hannants haven't got them in stock as yet.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on February 19, 2017, 09:25:48 am
Cheers Chris, I might get  couple as the launch vehicle has lots of possibilities for other stuff to be stuck on and launched from it.
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on February 19, 2017, 03:33:29 pm
Won off eBay;
1/72 Airfix Shorts Stirling (Bungle)
1/72 Airfix Rotodyne
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 20, 2017, 05:23:18 am

My second 72nd Eduard Spitfire "Aussie Eight" set and some Aeromaster RAAF Spitfire mk VIII decals via ebay.


I also nabbed a Sword Spitfire 16 international boxing on ebay a few days back.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Captain Canada on February 20, 2017, 06:40:48 am
That 3D printer looks awesome Martin ! I've been eyeing them up myself, but have too much on the go as it is. Please start a thread about you experience with it, would love to know more !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on February 20, 2017, 06:49:06 am
Received today a purchase from facebook

1 x 1/72 Xtradecal X72077 DH Sea Vixen FAW1 and FAW2

Not going to be used for Sea Vixens I think  ;D

Gondor
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on February 21, 2017, 02:33:32 am
From BNA model world on the interweb;

1/72 Academy MiG 27D which i've already ripped into for the Sov GB.  Not a particularly brilliant kit from what i've put together so far but worth every one of its eleven dollars.
1/48 Hobby Boss T34/85 "flattened turret" (whatever that means!).  I bought this as I wanted the tracks and suspension for a scaleorama project.  I chose it based on it being the cheapest tank of around the correct size on the website.  However, having looked in the box to find it has full interior detail (including an engine) i'm starting to think its too good to kitbash and I may have to build it mostly OOB (unlike cars and planes I have no particularly strong feelings about armour scales).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on February 21, 2017, 05:09:58 am
Arrived this afternoon, 2 JB M113 A.C.A.V's both were £5.99 plus postage, so going to be used as parts fodder, or turned into a specialist vehicle of some sorts.That involves the use of my fret saw  :wacko: :wacko:
chris
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on February 22, 2017, 10:18:32 am
New at my Stash.
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0001ri5c4aytvz.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on February 22, 2017, 11:40:10 am
Thanks to Bungle a 1/72 Monogram B-52D , wings built. I 've removed the engines as two pairs will be fitted to the Revell 1/72 Airbus
A400M Grizzly/Atlas. The Anigrand Martin SeaMaster engines will be used instead above the wings, I might be able to use the Mach2 engines as well on this PB-52D.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on February 23, 2017, 02:32:57 am
Managed to pick up a cheap Trumpeter 1/700 Slava off eBay, so this might become one of the different proposals for the missile cruiser I found in the 'Alternative' book on Soviet Warship projects  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on February 24, 2017, 05:30:24 am
Received from the Big Yellow H this morning

1 x 1/72 Falcon Clear-Vax Canopies Set 21 Luftwaffe WWII Pt 4           Primarally bought for the Do 335B-6 canopy set but usful for other things too
1 x 1/72 Xtradecal X72238 BAC Strikemasters Worldwide                      Mainly as they looked nice and would simply be something different especially as eighteen different options are provided  :o
1 x X138 FS16473                                                                                   This will be used with my C-16B build

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on February 24, 2017, 11:01:42 am
New from Japan.
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg00015zyhfkbe02.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0002wuhjg9zcnp.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg00033ewrk6cm2v.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 25, 2017, 04:02:59 pm
Off ebay:

Fujimi Spitfire FRXIVe lowback

Kora Fw Ta 152S
Kora Fw Ta 152H recon version
Kora Fw Ta 152B-5 attack fighter (new wing)
Kora Bf 109 G-12/AS

The Ta 152s are all the superb Aoshima kit with lots of new resin goodies. The 109 is the AZ kit.  Czech markings for that one, I think.  If it includes a spare canopy, it may be possible to copy some of the parts to upgrade the Revell G10 into a spare two seater.

2 x Pavla Avia S199 canopies - both Erla and the later blown type are included, the latter being the one I need.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Snowtrooper on February 25, 2017, 05:34:26 pm
1 x 1/72 Xtradecal X72238 BAC Strikemasters Worldwide                      Mainly as they looked nice and would simply be something different especially as eighteen different options are provided  :o
I'd say that decal sheet has one of the highest, if not THE highest whiffing potential to cost ratio of any decal sheet :o
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on February 26, 2017, 04:18:17 am

Kora Fw Ta 152S
Kora Fw Ta 152H recon version
Kora Fw Ta 152B-5 attack fighter (new wing)


Interested to see what you do with these.

I've seen a few of these Kora "upgraded" kits on the Big H Website and wondered if they were worth the extra cost, as sometimes Kora can be on the pricey side. I'd value your opinion mate.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on February 26, 2017, 11:43:10 am
Won on eBay 1/72 joblot comprising of;
Airfix early Lancaster kit with parts missing
Vacform Lancastrian conversion set
Vacform Stratocruiser conversion set
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Weaver on February 26, 2017, 11:44:34 am
Very restrained day at South Cheshire Militaire (aka the Crewe-but-in-Nantwich show):

Revell 1/72nd Arado AR 234 C-3 plus E 381

The AR 234 is a four-engined version and the E 381 is a tiny prone-pilot rocket interceptor designed to be carried under the AR 234 and released close to a bomber formation. The kit also incudes some extra unused goodies relating to other versions, such as two cameras, a rocket-torpedo, four bombs and two drop tanks.

I'm thinking the E 381 would make a neat recce drone....
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Martin H on February 26, 2017, 12:14:43 pm
Very restrained day at South Cheshire Militaire (aka the Crewe-but-in-Nantwich show):

And even more restrained for me at the same show..........Apart from refreshments, nothing else was purchased.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on February 26, 2017, 12:48:36 pm
Not restrained, in the slightest, from the south Cheshire show, but could have been worse had I not been on the bike, as someone was selling a 1/72nd scale osa missile patrol boat. :wub: Anyhow, came home with some ca glue, putty, paint brushes, some styrene card, and... all 1/72nd scale, Eastern Express M113, Revel Leopard 1, Panzerhaubitze 2000 X2, Revell T-55 A/AM. Was good to see Martin and Harold, as it has been a while.
Chris
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 26, 2017, 12:58:14 pm

Kora Fw Ta 152S
Kora Fw Ta 152H recon version
Kora Fw Ta 152B-5 attack fighter (new wing)


Interested to see what you do with these.

I've seen a few of these Kora "upgraded" kits on the Big H Website and wondered if they were worth the extra cost, as sometimes Kora can be on the pricey side. I'd value your opinion mate.



The resin looks good in teh photos.  If and when any of them get built is anyone's guess - the two seater is likely the first to be done (JG301 tailband as it's in context) but very likely with RAF roundels and an Air Min Number.  Because they lost. And the Luftwaffe '46 fanboys and apologists need to realize this.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Weaver on February 26, 2017, 04:33:03 pm

Kora Fw Ta 152S
Kora Fw Ta 152H recon version
Kora Fw Ta 152B-5 attack fighter (new wing)


Interested to see what you do with these.

I've seen a few of these Kora "upgraded" kits on the Big H Website and wondered if they were worth the extra cost, as sometimes Kora can be on the pricey side. I'd value your opinion mate.



The resin looks good in teh photos.  If and when any of them get built is anyone's guess - the two seater is likely the first to be done (JG301 tailband as it's in context) but very likely with RAF roundels and an Air Min Number.  Because they lost. And the Luftwaffe '46 fanboys and apologists need to realize this.

Something I'll probably do with that Arado and a few other Luft'46/late war types is have them operated post-war by Czechoslovakia. The back story is that the Germans staged a last-minute 'surge' using Luft'46 stuff, which still didn't win them the war, but it knocked the Soviets back harder than the Western allies. The post-war settlement therefore allowed states like Czechoslovakia to be compulsory-neutral 'buffer' states like real-life Finland and Austria instead of joining the Warsaw Pact. Limited by treaty in what arms they could have and/or import, they therefore had to make do with what German stuff was being built on their territory at the end of the war and develop it further, a bit like the real-life Avia S-99/S-199 etc...

Basically, this scenario exists to give you an excuse to build Luft'46 stuff without Swastikas on it, and you could easily extend it to to other WP countries. If anybody wants to use this idea, please feel free, since I'll probably not get around to building the models for it for ages, if at all.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on February 27, 2017, 08:48:31 am
Snapped up another Revell 1/72 Breguet Dassault Br1150 Atlantic
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Rick Lowe on February 28, 2017, 12:04:41 am

  Because they lost. And the Luftwaffe '46 fanboys and apologists need to realize this.

Something I'll probably do with that Arado and a few other Luft'46/late war types is have them operated post-war by Czechoslovakia. The back story is that the Germans staged a last-minute 'surge' using Luft'46 stuff, which still didn't win them the war, but it knocked the Soviets back harder than the Western allies. The post-war settlement therefore allowed states like Czechoslovakia to be compulsory-neutral 'buffer' states like real-life Finland and Austria instead of joining the Warsaw Pact. Limited by treaty in what arms they could have and/or import, they therefore had to make do with what German stuff was being built on their territory at the end of the war and develop it further, a bit like the real-life Avia S-99/S-199 etc...

Basically, this scenario exists to give you an excuse to build Luft'46 stuff without Swastikas on it, and you could easily extend it to to other WP countries. If anybody wants to use this idea, please feel free, since I'll probably not get around to building the models for it for ages, if at all.

Both ideas sound good to me - and I'll add another... some of the advanced stuff in Israeli markings... ... cos I like the irony - the Nastees are gone but the Israelis hang on, using former Nastee stuff.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on February 28, 2017, 02:06:03 am
Popped into the Hobby Shop today to pick up some paint and left with a 1/72 (natch) Airfix Harrier GR7A/GR9A.
No plans, I just felt I should build a decent modern Harrier kit.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on February 28, 2017, 04:50:55 am
Picked up some more Russian 1/700 stuff off Hannants

Dreammodel Project 677 Lada class submarines (Twin kit pack)
Hobbyboss Kilo class submarine
Dragon USS Ingersoll Destroyer with Russian Delta III SSBN

The Ingersoll is just a stock Spruance class USN Destroyer that I might modify to a project version as the only way to get a Delta III sub kit.

I found my Sub kits for the Cold War SIG so I thought I would try and add a few more to the set whilst i'm in a think Russian mood at the moment  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on February 28, 2017, 04:59:59 am
Received from the Big yellow H as a follow up order to my previous one, don't you just hate it when you realise that you should have ordered a couple of more things the first time round  :banghead:

1 x Xtracolor X030 BS110 Roundel Blue                        To be used for touching up RAF roundels and painting the cheat line on my C-5A
1 x Xtracolor X122 FS15044 Insignia Blue                     To be used to paint the cheat line on my C-18B
1 x 1/72 Revell AH-1W "Super Cobra"                           The idea is to modify into the "Z" version of the family after seeing a build on Britmodeller, or I could do it as Israeli

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on March 03, 2017, 07:34:43 am
I didn't have time yesterday to post this but I did receive the following from eBay

1 x 1/72 Do 335 A-1a "Pfeil"                 Probably going to be in Rumanian markings as a 1946 machine although not sure to have it as prop Axis or not

Gondor
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 03, 2017, 11:29:51 am
Off ebay:

Eduard Spitfire mk IXc Late "Weekend edition"

I just had to.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kitbasher on March 03, 2017, 11:32:09 pm
 Isitong mum.  Popped into F&S Models for a bottle of liquid glue. 

Somehow a Zvezda Il-2 stuck itself to it as I was leaving the shop.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 04, 2017, 02:45:56 pm
Isitong mum.  Popped into F&S Models for a bottle of liquid glue. 

Somehow a Zvezda Il-2 stuck itself to it as I was leaving the shop.

That's terrible, you just can't trust these plastic kits further than you can throw them.........  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Rick Lowe on March 04, 2017, 08:28:04 pm
Isitong mum.  Popped into F&S Models for a bottle of liquid glue. 

Somehow a Zvezda Il-2 stuck itself to it as I was leaving the shop.

That's terrible, you just can't trust these plastic kits further than you can throw them.........  :banghead:

No-no, Kit - you don't throw them, you pick them up lovingly and take them back to the stash and treat them gently... well, until the time comes for a bit of mayhem and butchery...  :lol:
Of course, if they prove at all recalcitrant, then you can throw them...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 04, 2017, 09:44:32 pm
I haven't rec'd it yet, but I just bought a kit of a WEIRD airplane:

(http://i.imgur.com/B8dKZns.jpg)

Yes, that's some sort of weird pole-wheel-thingy that goes across the ground as this twin boomer flies.....     I've done a little research but it seems not much is known about this goofy plane... 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Rheged on March 05, 2017, 12:38:52 am
I haven't rec'd it yet, but I just bought a kit of a WEIRD airplane:

(http://i.imgur.com/B8dKZns.jpg)

Yes, that's some sort of weird pole-wheel-thingy that goes across the ground as this twin boomer flies.....     I've done a little research but it seems not much is known about this goofy plane...

Curiouser and curiouser!  I'd be fascinated to know more about this machine, especially WHY the wheely-poley-thingy!
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on March 05, 2017, 12:54:03 am
The wheely poley thing was an attempt at terrain following.  It was linked to the elevators (?).
It didn't work very well.

We've discussed it somewhere here before.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 05, 2017, 01:45:01 am
A bit tough on any poor soul just walking across a field minding his own business when this wheel thingie comes along and bounces off his head!  :o

Isitong mum.  Popped into F&S Models for a bottle of liquid glue. 

Somehow a Zvezda Il-2 stuck itself to it as I was leaving the shop.

That's terrible, you just can't trust these plastic kits further than you can throw them.........  :banghead:

No-no, Kit - you don't throw them, you pick them up lovingly and take them back to the stash and treat them gently... well, until the time comes for a bit of mayhem and butchery...  :lol:
Of course, if they prove at all recalcitrant, then you can throw them...  :rolleyes:

Been there and done THAT a few times of course......  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on March 05, 2017, 05:34:39 am
I thought it was a secret crop circle making device, designed by the KGB to weed out all the conspiracy theorists.
Chris
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 05, 2017, 07:02:39 am
The wheely poley thing was an attempt at terrain following.  It was linked to the elevators (?).
It didn't work very well.

We've discussed it somewhere here before.


Nutty!!!  Seems like a CRAAAPPY idea! Them Soviets were always trying weird stuff though. 

CHECK THIS OUT:  My idea? Soviet Post Man!!  Dude flies over the back woods of Syberia to pick up mail. No place to land. How do I pick up this mail?!  Well, they stack the mail into a basket or something then this thing flies over and drops the boom thingy there but rather than just the wheel, there's a hook that grabs the basket of mail (or military goods, or some poor commie operative/whatever.) Or something! For the GB.   :lol:

I thought it was a secret crop circle making device, designed by the KGB to weed out all the conspiracy theorists.
Chris
;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kitnut617 on March 05, 2017, 07:22:49 am

CHECK THIS OUT:  My idea? Soviet Post Man!!  Dude flies over the back woods of Syberia to pick up mail. No place to land. How do I pick up this mail?!  Well, they stack the mail into a basket or something then this thing flies over and drops the boom thingy there but rather than just the wheel, there's a hook that grabs the basket of mail (or military goods, or some poor commie operative/whatever.) Or something! For the GB.   :lol:


Sorry to pour water over your cornflakes TCO, but that is how the Brit Army Air Corp (Co-Operation Units) used to do it during the war. I think it was common practice with other countries too. The practice was for the ground people to hold up two long poles which had a tape attached to the top and a message, plane would fly by with a hook, grab the tape and pick up the message.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 05, 2017, 07:44:48 am

CHECK THIS OUT:  My idea? Soviet Post Man!!  Dude flies over the back woods of Syberia to pick up mail. No place to land. How do I pick up this mail?!  Well, they stack the mail into a basket or something then this thing flies over and drops the boom thingy there but rather than just the wheel, there's a hook that grabs the basket of mail (or military goods, or some poor commie operative/whatever.) Or something! For the GB.   :lol:


Sorry to pour water over your cornflakes TCO, but that is how the Brit Army Air Corp (Co-Operation Units) used to do it during the war. I think it was common practice with other countries too. The practice was for the ground people to hold up two long poles which had a tape attached to the top and a message, plane would fly by with a hook, grab the tape and pick up the message.

No worries! Sounds familiar.   :mellow:

It was probably hearing of that type of stuff that got the idea planted in the back of my mind in the first place. Larger planes also pick (or used to) up people!  The Hercules' or whatever. A different system but more impressive. I thought about going that route with this thing but I think considering the size I should stick with picking up lighter objects.  ;D 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on March 05, 2017, 12:22:06 pm
Just reduced Bungle's stash by winning a 1/72 Kawanishi H6K5 ,'Mavis' flying boat on eBay.
Been after one of those for ages.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 05, 2017, 03:39:07 pm

 The practice was for the ground people to hold up two long poles which had a tape attached to the top and a message, plane would fly by with a hook, grab the tape and pick up the message.


They did it between the wars too. My Dad did it in his Audax flying with 4 Sqdn. in the late 30s.

Here's Micheal Turner's painting of an Audax doing its 'hooking thing' back in the period.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img922/9241/W8dwEo.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 05, 2017, 03:53:29 pm
I went to the Helicopter Museum at Weston-s-Mare today, and didn't manage to escape without buying an Italeri RAH-66 Comanche kit.

It's TINY! But it was also cheap, only £6.50.  :thumbsup:

I have a plan for it already.........  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 06, 2017, 12:13:34 am
Some RS Models kits in 1:72:
- Supermarine Seafang
- Martin Baker MB.5 (the prototype kit)
- a Spitfire IX UTI

There's also an Academy 1:72 SR-71 in the pipeline from South Korea and an MPM Spitfire XVIII w/o box as a bargain find.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Leading Observer on March 06, 2017, 01:45:07 am



It was probably hearing of that type of stuff that got the idea planted in the back of my mind in the first place. Larger planes also pick (or used to) up people!  The Hercules' or whatever. A different system but more impressive. I thought about going that route with this thing but I think considering the size I should stick with picking up lighter objects.  ;D


Weren't some B-17's modified to pick up downed pilots using a Balloon and line in a similar fashion? I seem to recall it from one of the early Bond films
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on March 06, 2017, 05:15:20 am

Weren't some B-17's modified to pick up downed pilots using a Balloon and line in a similar fashion? I seem to recall it from one of the early Bond films


Thunderball is the film your thinking of.

Anyway, Today I received from eBay

1 x 1/72 Airfix BAC Jet Provost T5/Strikemaster  to go with the Xtradecal set I purchased recently

Gondor
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 06, 2017, 05:52:42 am



It was probably hearing of that type of stuff that got the idea planted in the back of my mind in the first place. Larger planes also pick (or used to) up people!  The Hercules' or whatever. A different system but more impressive. I thought about going that route with this thing but I think considering the size I should stick with picking up lighter objects.  ;D


Weren't some B-17's modified to pick up downed pilots using a Balloon and line in a similar fashion? I seem to recall it from one of the early Bond films

C-130's as well I seem to recall ?

Wasn't there something very similar designed for recovery of the Apollo missions or is my brain having another one of those days ?  ;)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 06, 2017, 05:59:17 am
C-130, yup, and did all kinds of tests for picking up people. When they got to using actual humans they almost killed one ol' boy because of how he rolled once in the air on the cable..... wind was blowing by so fast or whatever that he could not actually draw a breath! 

If memory serves, they actually did an op once where they put a guy or some guys down on a piece of ice up in the Artctic. There was listening post the Soviets had put there but they had to abandon it in one hell of a hurry because I think they thought it was going to break apart or something was going to sink... or something...   Anyway, we decided to put this guy or people down there and they did indeed find a bunch of good intelligence that the Ruskis couldn't dispose of because they left so fast and I think the post was some sort of thing for listening for submarines.  Then they snapped the feller or fellers up on the balloon cable grabby Hercules contraption and minutes later the ice broke up and the post went to the ocean floor.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on March 06, 2017, 07:46:19 am
Your talking about the Fulton Recovery System

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulton_surface-to-air_recovery_system

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 06, 2017, 07:56:13 am
Not quite so dangerous as the 30s message hooking method.

The Audaxes had to be down around 5 ft off the ground to make a catch, whereas the Fulton equipped B-17s and C-130s were up around 400 ft for their pickups.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on March 06, 2017, 09:26:43 am
Its possible you could also be thinking of this system

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-air_retrieval

Gondor

Ain't it amazing what usually useless information the brain stores away  :unsure:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on March 06, 2017, 09:39:29 am
Managed to add to my 1/700 modern Russian Navy collection by getting a 3D printed Project 11356P Admiral Grigorovich class Frigate, these are an evolution of the original Krivak design that was evolved for the Indian Navy. Dutch Fleet Miniatures on Shapeways did the Project 11356 but I noticed it was configured for the earlier Indian version with a single arm SAM as opposed to the VLS silo on the Russian ships along with a couple of other tweaks. So I pointed this out and included a decent sized photograph of the Russian ship and the guy updated his design as the Admiral Grigorovich whilst still retaining the original design now marketed as the Indian Talwar class  :thumbsup:. Excellent service as done within a week so had to order one  :thumbsup:

It will need some additions such as Gun Barrel and aerials, Helix etc, but its a nice model  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on March 06, 2017, 11:39:20 am
Finally got my mitts on the Trumpeter SAM 6 system along with the Russian ChTZ S-65 Tractor with Cab. The tractor is pre ww2 reading up on it but I am not bothered, it looks modern enough for me and it will belong to the Cartel to lug something, very nearly as ancient around. The SAM 6 looks a nice kit too, but there is quite a lack of parts to it also, plenty of detail though.
Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on March 07, 2017, 12:10:26 am
From Evil Bay.  Two kits, both with very low parts counts.

AMT 1/520 USS Akron/Macon.  To become the gasbag of Captain Fat Hamster's Sky Pirates Airship.
Hobby Boss 1/72 Zlin Z-42M.  I enjoyed the first one so much I bought another.  I might chuck it together as a quick GB entry.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Pellson on March 07, 2017, 02:54:57 am
Caved in and supported my local hobby shop by relieving him of his last Airfix Victor. Couldn't help myself from taking a quick peek inside and as I'm in the middle of slapping together the ancient Revell/Matchbox tanker version, the differences in part split and internal design are obvious - and massive (obvious and absolutely groundbreaking differences in detailing throughout not mentioned)! The reinforcing wing spars - I just love it!

Most likely I'm looking at building her as a long range maritime attack aircraft, Sea Eagle missiles and all. Think british Bear/Backfire.  Would need wing tip tanks though, but the spare tanks I already have lying around seems a tad on the small side. Hmm..
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on March 07, 2017, 05:40:17 am
Just won on eBay a 1/72 Chinese H-6 for under £20.
The Tu-16 which it's based on goes for silly prices on that site!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nils on March 07, 2017, 10:04:03 am
placed an online order:

-Eduard 1/144 Mig-15Bis Dual Combo
-Eduard 1/72 Aero L-39ZA
-Hasegawa 1/72 Saab J-35 Draken dual combo
-Hobbyboss 1/72 Su-47 Berkut
-Hobbyboss 1/72 Mig-15UTI
-Italeri 1/72 F-8E Crusader
-Humbrol RLM color enamel paints
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Rick Lowe on March 07, 2017, 02:44:16 pm
Just received a couple of Scalextrix Star Wars Speeder Bikes in 1/32... wasn't looking for them, but at 64% off I couldn't pass them up.
(one of those 'If I find them at the right price' sort of wish-list things)

One will be stripped off it's motor base and mounted in a forest diorama.


Mad Max 2 Pursuit Special also on pre-order... woo-hoo!!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on March 08, 2017, 12:54:36 am
I've got the "Bathurst Legends" set and I think Scalextrix were slipped a backhander by GM because the Torana laps noticeably faster than the Falcon.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: rickshaw on March 08, 2017, 03:20:28 am

CHECK THIS OUT:  My idea? Soviet Post Man!!  Dude flies over the back woods of Syberia to pick up mail. No place to land. How do I pick up this mail?!  Well, they stack the mail into a basket or something then this thing flies over and drops the boom thingy there but rather than just the wheel, there's a hook that grabs the basket of mail (or military goods, or some poor commie operative/whatever.) Or something! For the GB.   :lol:


Sorry to pour water over your cornflakes TCO, but that is how the Brit Army Air Corp (Co-Operation Units) used to do it during the war. I think it was common practice with other countries too. The practice was for the ground people to hold up two long poles which had a tape attached to the top and a message, plane would fly by with a hook, grab the tape and pick up the message.

It was also how gliders were "picked up" from the ground.   Two poles with a horizontal cable to which the tow cable was attached.   The tug would fly low and snatch the horizontal cable and winch in the tow cable and attach it to the towing hook.

It was also how the Fulton device worked.  The operative on the ground would open a container with a hydrogen/helium balloon, inside and the balloon would inflate, lift up the tow rope and the tug would snag it with it's nose probes and lift the operative up and he'd be winched inside the aircraft.   You can see this in the John Wayne movie, "Green Berets" and a James Bond movie (the name of which escapes me).
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 08, 2017, 05:45:01 am

It was also how gliders were "picked up" from the ground.   Two poles with a horizontal cable to which the tow cable was attached.   The tug would fly low and snatch the horizontal cable and winch in the tow cable and attach it to the towing hook.



Yup I've seen WWII period newsreel footage of a Waco being picked up that way. I think it was in Burma but it did look to be a staged rather than action shot.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Rheged on March 08, 2017, 05:58:24 am
It was also how gliders were "picked up" from the ground.   Two poles with a horizontal cable to which the tow cable was attached.   The tug would fly low and snatch the horizontal cable and winch in the tow cable and attach it to the towing hook.

It was also how the Fulton device worked.  The operative on the ground would open a container with a hydrogen/helium balloon, inside and the balloon would inflate, lift up the tow rope and the tug would snag it with it's nose probes and lift the operative up and he'd be winched inside the aircraft.   You can see this in the John Wayne movie, "Green Berets" and a James Bond movie (the name of which escapes me).

If failing memory has not let me down, I think it was the end of You Only Live Twice"
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 08, 2017, 06:15:46 am

It was also how gliders were "picked up" from the ground.   Two poles with a horizontal cable to which the tow cable was attached.   The tug would fly low and snatch the horizontal cable and winch in the tow cable and attach it to the towing hook.



Yup I've seen WWII period newsreel footage of a Waco being picked up that way. I think it was in Burma but it did look to be a staged rather than action shot.

I saw it done at an air show once, but I can't recall if it was Farnborough or an RAF BoB day. It was pretty impressive, and the Waco didn't seem to jump off the ground so much as slowly accelerate. Perhaps some part of the cable was elastic?
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on March 08, 2017, 09:11:12 am
It was also how gliders were "picked up" from the ground.   Two poles with a horizontal cable to which the tow cable was attached.   The tug would fly low and snatch the horizontal cable and winch in the tow cable and attach it to the towing hook.

It was also how the Fulton device worked.  The operative on the ground would open a container with a hydrogen/helium balloon, inside and the balloon would inflate, lift up the tow rope and the tug would snag it with it's nose probes and lift the operative up and he'd be winched inside the aircraft.   You can see this in the John Wayne movie, "Green Berets" and a James Bond movie (the name of which escapes me).

If failing memory has not let me down, I think it was the end of You Only Live Twice"

I think it was Thunderball, they were picked up by a Sub in 'You Only Live Twice' surfacing underneath the life raft  :mellow:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on March 08, 2017, 12:37:20 pm
Thunderball used a B-17, which I think is being restored to fly in Oregon after being on museum display. More recently The Dark Knight used it or a variant - Batman grabbing a mob banker in downtown Hong Kong and being snagged by a C-130!
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Rick Lowe on March 08, 2017, 11:44:19 pm
I've got the "Bathurst Legends" set and I think Scalextrix were slipped a backhander by GM because the Torana laps noticeably faster than the Falcon.

Some things wouldn't surprise me...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 09, 2017, 05:45:49 am
Got the Xtradecal set I ordered so I can complete my MB5.

It's the D-Day 70th Anniversary set and is chock full of RAF and FAA types. It has a few real world builds that I may well have a go at, although some may be built as they appeared in late May rather than on June 6th in order to minimise the application of those stripes. Indeed the sheet got my juices flowing to such an extent that I went and had a look in the stash to see if I have the appropriate kits, and in all cases I do,  bar one  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 09, 2017, 08:42:28 am
I've got the "Bathurst Legends" set and I think Scalextrix were slipped a backhander by GM because the Torana laps noticeably faster than the Falcon.

Some things wouldn't surprise me...

AFAIK they never sold that set in the UK. At least I've never seen one, it would have looked great.

You'd have needed a VAST number of Scalextrix straights to reproduce Conrod Straight at Bathurst, and a big room to lay it out too  ;D ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on March 09, 2017, 09:12:07 am
New books on my shelf.
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Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Rheged on March 09, 2017, 09:38:32 am
I've got the "Bathurst Legends" set and I think Scalextrix were slipped a backhander by GM because the Torana laps noticeably faster than the Falcon.

Some things wouldn't surprise me...

AFAIK they never sold that set in the UK. At least I've never seen one, it would have looked great.

You'd have needed a VAST number of Scalextrix straights to reproduce Conrod Straight at Bathurst, and a big room to lay it out too  ;D ;)

When I was still teaching, we used a primary school hall and just about every piece of track we could borrow/ scrounge/annex in order to make a VAST racetrack that filled the whole space with LOTs of corners and one enormous straight.  At 50p for three laps, we made somewhere in the region of £70 for the school "Headmaster's Discretionary Fund"......all from fathers and big brothers .........at our summer fundraiser.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 09, 2017, 12:01:31 pm
I've got the "Bathurst Legends" set and I think Scalextrix were slipped a backhander by GM because the Torana laps noticeably faster than the Falcon.

Some things wouldn't surprise me...

AFAIK they never sold that set in the UK. At least I've never seen one, it would have looked great.

You'd have needed a VAST number of Scalextrix straights to reproduce Conrod Straight at Bathurst, and a big room to lay it out too  ;D ;)

When I was still teaching, we used a primary school hall and just about every piece of track we could borrow/ scrounge/annex in order to make a VAST racetrack that filled the whole space with LOTs of corners and one enormous straight.  At 50p for three laps, we made somewhere in the region of £70 for the school "Headmaster's Discretionary Fund"......all from fathers and big brothers .........at our summer fundraiser.

See the 'SILLY THINGS WE DID AFTER THE SILLY THINGS WE DID IN A MIS-SPENT YOUTH' thread for further stuff on BIG slotcar tracks.....  ;D
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on March 10, 2017, 01:22:26 am
I've got the "Bathurst Legends" set and I think Scalextrix were slipped a backhander by GM because the Torana laps noticeably faster than the Falcon.

Some things wouldn't surprise me...

AFAIK they never sold that set in the UK. At least I've never seen one, it would have looked great.

You'd have needed a VAST number of Scalextrix straights to reproduce Conrod Straight at Bathurst, and a big room to lay it out too  ;D ;)

As you can see below, no effort was made to represent the circuit layout.
(https://www.hobbyone.com.au/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/S/L/SLE1305.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nils on March 10, 2017, 01:29:20 pm
placed an online order:

-Eduard 1/144 Mig-15Bis Dual Combo
-Eduard 1/72 Aero L-39ZA
-Hasegawa 1/72 Saab J-35 Draken dual combo
-Hobbyboss 1/72 Su-47 Berkut
-Hobbyboss 1/72 Mig-15UTI
-Italeri 1/72 F-8E Crusader
-Humbrol RLM color enamel paints

arrived today :)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: JayBee on March 11, 2017, 05:43:15 am
Just arrived from the Big H.

OzMods   1/144   Bristol Freighter Mk31 RAF & RNZAF
S&M      1/76   Alvis Stalwart Mk2
ACE      1/72    FV 4005 with 183mm gun on Centurion hull.
Miniart      1/35   Household crockery and glass set.   
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on March 11, 2017, 08:10:14 am
Just ordered an Amusing Hobby 1/35 FV214 Conqueror via ebay (a first for me) from China ... At AUD24 how could I not? :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 11, 2017, 09:31:38 am
Hasegawa F-16N  US Navy Agressor
Hasegawa BA Sea Harrier FRS  Mk.1

Got both for less than the price of one alone. Opened box but in immaculate condition. I will be building both of these OOB and they are just too neat.. and lovely looking.  :lol:  I've been wanting this F-16N for quite awhile, too. 

(http://i.imgur.com/zYSbtNY.jpg)

Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Runway ? ... on March 11, 2017, 12:51:06 pm
I've got the "Bathurst Legends" set and I think Scalextrix were slipped a backhander by GM because the Torana laps noticeably faster than the Falcon.

Some things wouldn't surprise me...


AFAIK they never sold that set in the UK. At least I've never seen one, it would have looked great.

You'd have needed a VAST number of Scalextrix straights to reproduce Conrod Straight at Bathurst, and a big room to lay it out too  ;D ;)

When I was still teaching, we used a primary school hall and just about every piece of track we could borrow/ scrounge/annex in order to make a VAST racetrack that filled the whole space with LOTs of corners and one enormous straight.  At 50p for three laps, we made somewhere in the region of £70 for the school "Headmaster's Discretionary Fund"......all from fathers and big brothers .........at our summer fundraiser.
The memory of Godzilla and Cosworth Sierras at Bathurst would almost have me buying a layout like that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgdExdKxIyE
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kitbasher on March 11, 2017, 11:30:57 pm
From the De Havilland Aircraft Museum yesterday, a 1/72 Special Hobby Vampire F.3.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 12, 2017, 12:03:23 am

The memory of Godzilla and Cosworth Sierras at Bathurst would almost have me buying a layout like that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgdExdKxIyE

They should run F1 races at Bathurst, it's a REAL race track, not like the current rash of flat, ultra-wide and boring Tilkedromes we have now.  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Chris Payne on March 12, 2017, 12:59:41 pm
Back from the Hinckley show with some new additions to the pile.

Eduard 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6
Eduard 1/48 Focke Wulf FW190A-8
Eduard 1/48 Focke Wulf FW190F-8
Hasegawa 1/48 British Phantom FGR-2 Hi-Grade 'Alcock and Brown'
RAM Models 1/72 RAF Phantom FG.1/FGR.2 Unusual Schemes decal sheet
S&M Models 1/72 FV623 Alvis Stalwart Mk.2 Limber
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on March 13, 2017, 02:07:46 am

The memory of Godzilla and Cosworth Sierras at Bathurst would almost have me buying a layout like that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgdExdKxIyE

They should run F1 races at Bathurst, it's a REAL race track, not like the current rash of flat, ultra-wide and boring Tilkedromes we have now.  :banghead:

It would be spectacular but will never happen.  Too little run-off for them going over the mountain.  OK, so its no worse than at Monaco but Bathurst doesn't have the billion dollar real estate surrounding it.
Also it would be difficult for them to build that great big wall they erect to ensure only those paying for grandstand seats get a decent view of the racing.

Here's a F3 lap though to wet your whistle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvycW7C3hX4
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 13, 2017, 02:39:00 am

The memory of Godzilla and Cosworth Sierras at Bathurst would almost have me buying a layout like that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgdExdKxIyE

They should run F1 races at Bathurst, it's a REAL race track, not like the current rash of flat, ultra-wide and boring Tilkedromes we have now.  :banghead:

It would be spectacular but will never happen.  Too little run-off for them going over the mountain.  OK, so its no worse than at Monaco but Bathurst doesn't have the billion dollar real estate surrounding it.
Also it would be difficult for them to build that great big wall they erect to ensure only those paying for grandstand seats get a decent view of the racing.

Here's a F3 lap though to wet your whistle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvycW7C3hX4

Terrific link there Fred, thanks so much.  :thumbsup:

Some of the comments under it are good for laughs, I didn't know Jenson had done a demo there in an F1 car, that's GOT to have been worth seeing! What's the lap time for a V8 round there these days?

We ought to have this lot filed off into a separate thread perhaps, it's anything BUT about stash increases any more.

[Later] I found three vids of Jenson's lap, but can't get this crazy laptop to link them.  :banghead: He did it in 1 min 48.88 secs!!!  :o :o
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on March 13, 2017, 03:05:04 am
Thread Hijack?  Me?
 :rolleyes: (in lieu of a whistling innocently emoji).

Jensen Button McLaren (2010?) lap here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4XVF3jJL5Q

Current official lap record is 2.01.5670 by Shane Van Gisbergen in a GT3 McLaren in 2016.
Current V8SC lap record is 2.06.2769 by David Reynolds in a Holden Comodore in 2016.

The Jensen Button lap is 1.48.88 but is unofficial as it wasn't set during a race.

They used to race Formula 5000 there which must have been a sight to see.  There must be footage existing but I can't find any on You Tube.
Formula 5000 lap record is 2.09.7 by Niel Allen in a McLaren Chevrolet in 1970 (before Conrod Straight got the Chase put into it in 1987).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Panorama_Circuit#Lap_records



Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 13, 2017, 08:18:25 am
Off ebay:

Eduard Spitfire mk VIII combo - book and decals only. 

Considering that the decal sheet has 30 options, was worth getting at the tenner I paid - postage was free!  The book may be resold later to recoup the costs.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Mossie on March 13, 2017, 10:27:30 am
Airfix 1/72 HS Harrier GR.3, for a grand total of £4 from TK Maxx.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Supertom on March 14, 2017, 11:33:56 am
Finally got my mitts on the new-tool Hobbycraft Arrow in 1/72, for the princely sum of....$10!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on March 14, 2017, 04:48:45 pm
Finally got my mitts on the new-tool Hobbycraft Arrow in 1/72, for the princely sum of....$10!

Nice  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on March 15, 2017, 09:49:46 am
Just had delivered the selection of Combrig 1/700 Russian warships I ordered via Starling Models.

Picked up a couple of corvettes, a minesweeper, another Neustrashimy class Frigate and a cold war favourite the Kara class ASW cruiser  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 17, 2017, 07:10:55 am
Airfix 1/72 A.W. Whitley GR.MK VIII

Got this direct from Hornby as I had a 20% discount voucher for completing a survey (which was more like a MENSA test  :o) and very impressed by the service. I ordered it on Tuesday and Hornby emailed me Wednesday to say it had been dispatched. Yesterday I got and email/txt telling me it would be delivered today and then first thing this morning one that told me the 1 hour window it would arrive in. This enabled me to log in and check exactly where the driver was - slightly scary - but the kit arrived well within the window so I'm happy  ;D Well done to Hornby and the parcel service they use  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Rick Lowe on March 17, 2017, 02:24:14 pm
Some Yahu instrument panels, if these work out I can see me getting a lot more.

Resin 7.62mm flex ammo feeds, for a Quad M-60 conversion... some day...

Army Painter Battlefield Shrubs/Grass tufts for figure/diorama bases.

Testors Flouro Red paint for the Antarctic Weasel.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on March 17, 2017, 03:51:14 pm
won an airfix starter kit of the P-51D mustang, £2.98 I think it were. Had a thing for turbo prop mustangs, and thought, I could stretch this thing, make it a 2 seater, convert to a turbo prop with contra blades, and put some tip tanks and hardpoints on. Been rooting through the spare canopy stash and not a great deal in there that is narrow enough, unless, as well as lengthen it, I make the cockpit part of the plane wider and build in some narrowing plugs for the front and rear fuselage, as I want to put bang seats in also
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kitnut617 on March 17, 2017, 06:02:18 pm
won an airfix starter kit of the P-51D mustang, £2.98 I think it were. Had a thing for turbo prop mustangs, and thought, I could stretch this thing, make it a 2 seater, convert to a turbo prop with contra blades, and put some tip tanks and hardpoints on. Been rooting through the spare canopy stash and not a great deal in there that is narrow enough, unless, as well as lengthen it, I make the cockpit part of the plane wider and build in some narrowing plugs for the front and rear fuselage, as I want to put bang seats in also
Chris.
If you're going that far Chris, why not start with an F-82 fuselage, it's already stretched for you
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Weaver on March 18, 2017, 05:37:10 am
Been buying on Ebay again, mostly trying to find things I can sell, but a few things have found their way into my stash too, including the following:

Heller 1/72nd Mirage IIIE - got various projects in mind involving these.

Master Box 1/35th Skull Clan - To Catch a Thief figures.
This is not normally my thing, but I had to save them for whiffdom... :wacko: It's is an incomplete set of post-apocalyptic figures designed to go with a BMW sidecar outfit. The guy riding the bike and the girl in the sidecar waving a mace are chasing down an old guy who's nicked some food from them. The thief is missing from this set (hence why it was cheap), but the other two figures plus the sidecar conversion parts (to an open-frame off-road type) are all there.

(https://www.modelimex.com/images/thumbs/0266230.jpg)


Monogram 1/24th (?) Garbage Truck Custom Car.
This was a cock-up on my part. I thought I was going to sell this on for a profit but I didn't read the auction properly and it turns out to be missing loads of parts, including the wheels, surfboards, garbage-can fuel tanks and scuba tanks. Oh well, at least it was cheap....

HOWEVER

Looking at it alongside the Skull Clan figures, it strikes me that the Garbage Truck is seriously under-scale, to the point where the former look like they'd fit it pretty well. Being multi-part figures, it should be possible to modify the rider into a driver, and I've got plently of wheels/tracks/whatever, so I might get a post-apocalyptic 'beach buggy' type project out of this yet... :thumbsup:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/a4/83/b8/a483b8042d37176f3f8e834af32458c3.jpg)


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on March 18, 2017, 06:06:51 am
won an airfix starter kit of the P-51D mustang, £2.98 I think it were. Had a thing for turbo prop mustangs, and thought, I could stretch this thing, make it a 2 seater, convert to a turbo prop with contra blades, and put some tip tanks and hardpoints on. Been rooting through the spare canopy stash and not a great deal in there that is narrow enough, unless, as well as lengthen it, I make the cockpit part of the plane wider and build in some narrowing plugs for the front and rear fuselage, as I want to put bang seats in also
Chris.
If you're going that far Chris, why not start with an F-82 fuselage, it's already stretched for you
I think the bargain price would go way out of the window if I bought one of those Robert, least with the one I have, I already have all the bits I need in the grave yard.
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 18, 2017, 08:36:55 am
On my return from  N'orn Ireland today I found the Big H had sent my day-glo decals and my 'Sea Baker' kit.  :thumbsup:

The latter makes me laugh just reading it, I think the AZ guys lost something in the translation.........
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kitnut617 on March 18, 2017, 08:39:34 am
On my return from  N'orn Ireland today I found the Big H had sent my day-glo decals and my 'Sea Baker' kit.  :thumbsup:

The latter makes me laugh just reading it, I think the AZ guys lost something in the translation.........

Kit, are you going to use the RCN option on the decal sheet of the Sea Baker ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on March 18, 2017, 09:38:51 am
On its way:

1 x    1/35 British Heavy Tank FV214 Conqueror MK I (Amusing Hobby 35A006)

Ordered:

1 x    1/35 Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab (Meng VS006)
1 x    1/35 Japanese-made SUV (Takom 2007)
1 x    1/35 Bundeswehr T3 Transporter Bus (Takom 2013)
1 x    1/35 Hilux & Cruiser Pickup Set (2-Door Pickup + 4-Door Pickup) (Meng VS007)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 18, 2017, 01:16:44 pm
On my return from  N'orn Ireland today I found the Big H had sent my day-glo decals and my 'Sea Baker' kit.  :thumbsup:

The latter makes me laugh just reading it, I think the AZ guys lost something in the translation.........

Kit, are you going to use the RCN option on the decal sheet of the Sea Baker ?

Probably not Robert, I just wanted the plastic actually and the 'Sea Baker' was the only version Big H had at the time I ordered it.

Are you interested in that bit of the sheet then?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kitnut617 on March 18, 2017, 02:43:18 pm
On my return from  N'orn Ireland today I found the Big H had sent my day-glo decals and my 'Sea Baker' kit.  :thumbsup:

The latter makes me laugh just reading it, I think the AZ guys lost something in the translation.........

Kit, are you going to use the RCN option on the decal sheet of the Sea Baker ?

Probably not Robert, I just wanted the plastic actually and the 'Sea Baker' was the only version Big H had at the time I ordered it.

Are you interested in that bit of the sheet then?

Yes please Kit  &lt;_&lt;  and thanks in advance. Let me know what you want for it   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 18, 2017, 03:39:57 pm
On my return from  N'orn Ireland today I found the Big H had sent my day-glo decals and my 'Sea Baker' kit.  :thumbsup:

The latter makes me laugh just reading it, I think the AZ guys lost something in the translation.........

Kit, are you going to use the RCN option on the decal sheet of the Sea Baker ?

Probably not Robert, I just wanted the plastic actually and the 'Sea Baker' was the only version Big H had at the time I ordered it.

Are you interested in that bit of the sheet then?

Yes please Kit  &lt;_&lt;  and thanks in advance. Let me know what you want for it   :thumbsup:

NP Robert, keep an eye on your postbox.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kitnut617 on March 18, 2017, 04:09:23 pm
On my return from  N'orn Ireland today I found the Big H had sent my day-glo decals and my 'Sea Baker' kit.  :thumbsup:

The latter makes me laugh just reading it, I think the AZ guys lost something in the translation.........

Kit, are you going to use the RCN option on the decal sheet of the Sea Baker ?

Probably not Robert, I just wanted the plastic actually and the 'Sea Baker' was the only version Big H had at the time I ordered it.

Are you interested in that bit of the sheet then?

Yes please Kit  &lt;_&lt;  and thanks in advance. Let me know what you want for it   :thumbsup:

NP Robert, keep an eye on your postbox.  ;D

Many thanks again Kit
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Captain Canada on March 19, 2017, 04:59:52 am
All that Takom stuff really has me thinking ! Guess I'd better go google their website.

But in all honesty, haven't been buying owt lately. A kid in Uni and living in Kathleen Wynne's Ontario.....

 :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 19, 2017, 05:36:39 am
Some Yahu instrument panels, if these work out I can see me getting a lot more.



I've got a few of these, find them very good and easy to use  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Rheged on March 19, 2017, 05:41:33 am
All that Takom stuff really has me thinking ! Guess I'd better go google their website.

But in all honesty, haven't been buying owt lately. A kid in Uni and living in Kathleen Wynne's Ontario.....

 :banghead:

A family member at university ANYWHERE can be financially challenging........but it's worth it.......most of England was lit up by Madame R's smile when watching both of our sons collect their MA's.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 19, 2017, 05:49:50 am
At Southern Expo yesterday my spending could be broken down into 3 sections I suppose.

The planned buys :-

Airfix 1/72 Beaufighter, Firedog boxing.

AZ 1/72 Me 109G-0/R6. the V tail version. I was going to use an after market transfer option on this but the box offers what I wanted to do anyway  :thumbsup:

Special Hobby 1/72 Folland Gnat F.1 the Finnish/Yugoslav boxing. I've had an idea in my head for a couple of years and finally there is a kit which is absolutely tailor made for it. The moulded detail looks superb and I can see me getting another if only to use the lovely rockets included for the Finnish option.

Then the "price to good to turn down" buys :

Airfix 1/72 Grumman Martlet Mk IV. Probably to be real world

AZ 1/72 Me 1106 B-1.

Then the "out of left field" buys :

Armourfast 1/72 STUG 33B. 2 kits in the box for £7.50. Very simple models intended for wargamming but quite well detailed. I've been looking at their stand at Southern for at least 3 years and finally succumbed  ;D

Masterbox 1/35 British Infantry Battle of the Somme 1916. A group of 5 figures getting orders after the assault by the look of it. These are intended as a tribute build to both my Grandfather's who fought on the Somme.

Oh and some tools, paints, glue etc
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 19, 2017, 09:49:46 am
Spent a small fortune yesterday...

Squadron Hannebau II - the guns are coming off, ESPECIALLY those underneath as those so-called gun turrets are actually the field propulsion units.
Eduard Brassin Beaufighter exhausts - for the Airfix kit, so those will go on the Hasegawa kit.
Avis/Amodel Grogorvich IP2? - looks a bit like a longer Polikarpov "Rata" - Spanish Nationalist after the civil war
ICM  can't remember teh name, but it's another Soviet between the wars fighter and will end up in similar colours.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on March 19, 2017, 12:01:54 pm
Two bargains curtsey of Bungle;
1/72 Monogram Rockwell B-1B Lancer
1/72 AMT X/Y B-35 Flying Wing

The Flying Wing as discussed will become an airliner whereas the Lancer as a trainer aircraft with a second cockpit raised behind the first.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Rheged on March 19, 2017, 12:06:13 pm
Armourfast 1/72 STUG 33B. 2 kits in the box for £7.50. Very simple models intended for wargamming but quite well detailed. I've been looking at their stand at Southern for at least 3 years and finally succumbed  ;D



My number 2 son (Rheged minimus) rates  Armourfast highly.  He'd be interested to read your thoughts when they are finally assembled
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Rick Lowe on March 19, 2017, 05:02:12 pm
Some Yahu instrument panels, if these work out I can see me getting a lot more.



I've got a few of these, find them very good and easy to use  :thumbsup:

They are quite stunning, if the shop had had more I would have gotten more.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 20, 2017, 06:43:32 am

Squadron Hannebau II -

There's a review in the April SAMI which has just clattered through the letter box.

Armourfast 1/72 STUG 33B. 2 kits in the box for £7.50. Very simple models intended for wargamming but quite well detailed. I've been looking at their stand at Southern for at least 3 years and finally succumbed  ;D



My number 2 son (Rheged minimus) rates  Armourfast highly.  He'd be interested to read your thoughts when they are finally assembled

Will do, I'll probably build them once my current builds are finished as a relaxation more then anything else.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 20, 2017, 02:14:30 pm
Won on ebay:

Sword Spitfire FXIV High Back
Ambrosini SAI 207 - resin kit but comes with an extra vacform.  The latter will get passed on.
Brigade Seafire XV conversion.  Comes with additional resin props, so a nice handy bonus.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on March 20, 2017, 03:45:21 pm
Off eBay from China after about a month the DreamModel 1/700 PLAN Type 52C and Type 52D twin kit, now I was going to get this from Hannants but it came out at £55 as opposed to £35 so felt I could accept the longer delivery  :mellow:

Nice kits I already have their Type 54 frigate kit and have the Trumpeter PLAN Carrier (ex-varyag) to give a nice PLAN Chinese Naval task force (interestingly when Trumpeter revised the Kuznetsov kit with the Chinese systems they did the airwing in normal grey plastic rather than the clear plastic which I think I prefer as its not easy to see the parts or where they fit with the clear versions.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TallEng on March 21, 2017, 02:37:13 am
Revell Shackleton AEW for a reduced price as the box had been opened :thumbsup:
It's a lovely looking kit with the rivets (that just seem to say Shackleton) very finely done :wub:
Not sure what to do with it yet. I shall await inspiration, or heaven forbid do it real  world :o

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on March 21, 2017, 03:07:51 am
Finally got round to checking out an LHS I hadn't been to because it is in a weird location surrounded by a freeway, a level crossing and 2 big traffic lighted junctions.
Turns out its got too much diecast for its own good.
I did however leave with the latest issue of ModelArt Australia and a Hasegawa 1/72 Grumman X29 which is just crying out for a Spectrum or WASP paint job.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Rick Lowe on March 21, 2017, 05:52:29 pm

Turns out its got too much diecast for its own good.

Hasegawa 1/72 Grumman X29 which is just crying out for a Spectrum or WASP paint job.

Yeah, the Diecast Plague can be annoying. Unless it's something that isn't available as a kit and I want it, of course...  :rolleyes:

How about the X-29 being their version of NASA's T-38 chase planes?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on March 21, 2017, 10:26:45 pm
Thanks to an off-hand comment during a discussion with a member of another forum, today I'm humbled and very grateful to add the following to my stash (all 1/72 or 1/76 unless noted):
Airfix Bristol F2B, Dornier Do17 (the old one) and Douglas Dauntless
Matchbox Panzer II Ausf.F
Merlin Gloster Meteor F.8 (doesn't look as bad as I've been led to believe their kits to be)
Novo DH Sea Venom and Hawker Sea Fury
Revell Curtiss SB2C-1 Helldiver, Fokker E.III and Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10
Starfix Alpha Jet (I'm not overly familiar with the type's lines so too early to say how wrong it is  ;))
And, to top it off, the leftovers from a recent kitbash of his: ZTS Plastyk MiG-19 wings and misc bits, and the fuselage, engines and undercarriage of a Starfix 1/280 Lockheed C-5

I feel I'm a very, very lucky boy tonight.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on March 22, 2017, 12:55:22 am
I love the Matchbox 1/76 armour. Mainly 'cause of the bases.  Pretty sure I had a Pz II as a kid as I recognise the ruins.
I'm jealous.

Today the postie brought me a set of 1/72 Linden Hill decals - The Rook: Global Su-25s part 2.  This gives me markings for Chad (the scheme i'm painting the Flogfoot), Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Russia, USSR, Macedonia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan to use at my leisure.


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 22, 2017, 01:52:31 am

Merlin Gloster Meteor F.8 (doesn't look as bad as I've been led to believe their kits to be)


You haven't tried to build it yet................... :o
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 22, 2017, 06:43:17 am
I love the Matchbox 1/76 armour. Mainly 'cause of the bases.
I'm jealous.



Have to agree. The bases were a very good idea, built a few back in the day although I wasn't quite a kid  ;)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on March 22, 2017, 12:12:12 pm

Merlin Gloster Meteor F.8 (doesn't look as bad as I've been led to believe their kits to be)


You haven't tried to build it yet................... :o
True. But.............I'm not scared....honest...
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on March 22, 2017, 08:09:58 pm
Another addition today: from a fellow member of the Star Wars New Zealand forum, 1.5 AMT 1/6 Han Solo vinyl figure kits. Free to a good home after making a donation to the admin of that site. A good deal I was keen to accept - a very different style of modelling for me.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 23, 2017, 07:01:19 am
Vinyl can be a pain to paint. Mind you things may well have changed in the years since I last tried.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on March 23, 2017, 08:32:46 am
1 x    1/35 Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab (Meng VS006)
1 x    1/35 Japanese-made SUV (Takom 2007)
1 x    1/35 Bundeswehr T3 Transporter Bus (Takom 2013)
1 x    1/35 Hilux & Cruiser Pickup Set (2-Door Pickup + 4-Door Pickup) (Meng VS007)

Arrived today - a day earlier than expected.

They all look great in the box, although the T3 Bus was missing the "included figure".

However, that's inconsequential to me (especially if the figure's pose was as stiff as illustrated on the box), I just wanted the vehicles.

Modding them all to right-hand drive - now that's gunna be a challenge! :D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Weaver on March 23, 2017, 02:20:12 pm
Starfix Alpha Jet (I'm not overly familiar with the type's lines so too early to say how wrong it is  ;))

It's gloriously wrong. It looks like it was based off early concept artwork rather than the actual aircraft. Off the top of my head, the kit's leading edges are dead straight, but the real plane's have a subtle compound curve. The kit has a separate nose cone which makes it look like a radome, but the Alpha Jet has none of course.

My idea is to make one as an Argentine aircraft that's a bigger version of the IA-63 Pampa, the resemblence to the Alpha Jet being just as 'coincidental' as it was with the Pampa...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kitnut617 on March 23, 2017, 04:16:01 pm
Starfix Alpha Jet (I'm not overly familiar with the type's lines so too early to say how wrong it is  ;))

It's gloriously wrong. It looks like it was based off early concept artwork rather than the actual aircraft. Off the top of my head, the kit's leading edges are dead straight, but the real plane's have a subtle compound curve. The kit has a separate nose cone which makes it look like a radome, but the Alpha Jet has none of course.

My idea is to make one as an Argentine aircraft that's a bigger version of the IA-63 Pampa, the resemblence to the Alpha Jet being just as 'coincidental' as it was with the Pampa...

There are actually two companies named Starfix, one in Israel and one in Russia. The Russian one produced a number of ex-Frog and ex-Hasegawa kits. The Israeli one produced ex-kits from Fuji, Heller, Hasegawa, Monogram and Revell. The Alpha Jet is an ex-Heller kit.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on March 23, 2017, 07:55:52 pm
The Alpha Jet is an ex-Heller kit.
Interesting, because I've seen a comparison between Starfix and Matchbox Alpha Jets where the fuselage half from one lines up perfectly with the other, and several parts look identical except for trenches replaced by walls...

My idea is to make one as an Argentine aircraft that's a bigger version of the IA-63 Pampa, the resemblence to the Alpha Jet being just as 'coincidental' as it was with the Pampa...
Ditto. Not Argentine, but definitely what I was thinking once I saw the considerable differences between the real deal and this (as well as what you pointed out, the vertical stabiliser is also different to the 1:1 aircraft).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Green Dragon on March 24, 2017, 12:36:15 pm
Starfix doesn't look like the old Heller as far as I remember it. Think Kiwi Zac is right that it's an adjusted Matchbox knock off, the Matchbox kit was based on a full sized mockup that was a lot different to the real plane.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kitnut617 on March 24, 2017, 04:53:23 pm
Just going by what the 'Big Book' says
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on March 24, 2017, 07:16:28 pm
I have an airfix one a starfix one and 2 matchbox ones, I am going to have to drag them out from wherever I have stashed them and look at them now... :banghead:
Not that it makes the slightest difference to me of course :rolleyes:
Chris
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on March 25, 2017, 05:34:08 am
Just had delivered from Blackbird Models the new BPK 1/72 Pilatus Turbo Porter

Nice kit comes with alternative engines for the RAAF or Austrian versions, underwing stores, resin and etch parts. The plastic parts are good quality fine engraved detail. Not cheap but not too bad for finally a decent kit of this unusual aircraft.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 25, 2017, 06:00:02 am

 Not cheap but not too bad for finally a decent kit of this unusual aircraft.  :thumbsup:


I've got the special edition of the Turbo Porter that was done by the Austrian IPMS in a well OTT colour scheme. Is there something wrong with that moulding then? I don't know what the source kit was though.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kitnut617 on March 25, 2017, 07:01:19 am

 Not cheap but not too bad for finally a decent kit of this unusual aircraft.  :thumbsup:


I've got the special edition of the Turbo Porter that was done by the Austrian IPMS in a well OTT colour scheme. Is there something wrong with that moulding then? I don't what the source kit was though.

There's been an injection Turbo Porter for years and as High Planes are renown for their accuracy, it should be a really good model

http://www.hpmhobbies.com/products/High-Planes-Pilatus-PC%252d6-Turbo-Porter-Swiss%7B47%7DAustrian-%28Kit-1%3A72%29.html 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on March 25, 2017, 07:09:29 am
The HPM Porters are limited run kits so I don't count them  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kitnut617 on March 25, 2017, 07:57:36 am
For a Limited Run kit, they've been on the market for years though   ;). The only HPM prices that I saw that got really ridiculous were when Hannants used to change the Aus$ sign for GBP sign (sorry my keyboard doesn't have a pound sign). Recently they do seem to have adjusted their prices ----
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on March 26, 2017, 05:49:23 am
Rescued from my local sorting office today, yes they are open on a Sunday but only for a few hours....

2 x 1/72 Airfix BAC Strikemaster kits in the same box. An ebay win which will be most likely real world, but not guaranteed.

1 x 1/144 Tu-95 resin replacement engines. Another ebay purchase. These engines were used by Dizzyfugu in his recent Soviet airliner build. I intend to use them for their intended purpose and use the engines from the kit for other things.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on March 26, 2017, 06:24:03 am

2 x 1/72 Airfix BAC Strikemaster kits in the same box. An ebay win which will be most likely real world, but not guaranteed.

Gondor

Strikemaster Zwilling  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 26, 2017, 08:40:59 am
a 2nd Airfix Avro Lancaster BII.

conversion to a very early AEW a/c methinks or ELINT duties.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on March 26, 2017, 10:29:20 am

2 x 1/72 Airfix BAC Strikemaster kits in the same box. An ebay win which will be most likely real world, but not guaranteed.

Gondor

Strikemaster Zwilling  :wacko:

Noooooo  :banghead:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 26, 2017, 10:57:42 am

2 x 1/72 Airfix BAC Strikemaster kits in the same box. An ebay win which will be most likely real world, but not guaranteed.

Gondor

Strikemaster Zwilling  :wacko:

Noooooo  :banghead:

I agree Gondor. Zwilling Strikemaster is well no one's cuppa.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Rheged on March 26, 2017, 11:25:50 am
Airfix 40mm Bofors and tow vehicle.  75p in a Hay on Wye charity shop.  It may be a real world Bofors, but the Morris towing vehicle might be acquired by the LRDG and "upgraded"
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TallEng on March 26, 2017, 12:18:42 pm
Two Airfix Gladiator in the mkI/II boxing (the one with the Swedish and RAF Glads complete with skis and under wing guns) for a very reasonable price from that well known buy anything site :thumbsup:
Probably to re-equip the RAuxAF/RAF after the success of the peace for our time piece of paper. (In which the dark clouds of WWII turn into fluffy white clouds......)
I have the Modeldecals RAuxAF sheets and model alliance 'silver wings' decal sheets to assist in the confusion :wacko:

Regards
Keith
(I might even do rigging :o)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 26, 2017, 02:52:00 pm

(I might even do rigging :o)


You mad fool.............  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on March 28, 2017, 03:21:23 am
Acting on advice received from Thorvic, Tom Z and Chrisonord I dropped into the LHS today and picked up a Hobby Boss 1/72 A-7P Corsair II.
First impression on ripping open the box is that it looks great with good crisp detail, open gun(?) bays and two full sprues of bombs and tanks.
Box is on the large side but then it's the standard Hobby Boss box size they use for middle sized 1/72 and smaller 1/48.
First thought is RAN FAA in Vietnam.  Either the usual DSG over Sky or maybe SEA camo.

I also picked up an Academy 1/72 HEMTT on an impulse.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on March 28, 2017, 05:17:19 am
Acting on advice received from Thorvic, Tom Z and Chrisonord I dropped into the LHS today and picked up a Hobby Boss 1/72 A-7P Corsair II.
First impression on ripping open the box is that it looks great with good crisp detail, open gun(?) bays and two full sprues of bombs and tanks.
Box is on the large side but then it's the standard Hobby Boss box size they use for middle sized 1/72 and smaller 1/48.
First thought is RAN FAA in Vietnam.  Either the usual DSG over Sky or maybe SEA camo.

I also picked up an Academy 1/72 HEMTT on an impulse.

See said it was a nice kit  :mellow:, you could go with the later disruptive A-4G Skyhawk scheme, the RAAF Canberra scheme of Green camo on extra dark sea grey or you could follow the RN Buccaneer example with the overall Dark Sea Grey with RAN markings but with the Pale Blue codes. Whichever scheme you settle on it should be a nice build.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on March 28, 2017, 05:36:03 am
Oh finally managed to get my hands on the Dragon USS Antietam CV-36  kit in 1/700. This is their standard Essex class kit with the updated Island, Jet aircraft and the first angled deck. Unfortunately it only served as proof of concept ship and later went to the training role before being replaced in the 60s by Lexington. Thus she does not have the full SCB-125 conversion with the modernised island the broader beam, hurricane bows and the 2nd deck edge lift aft of the Island.

I just remembered why I wanted this kit and its to do an SBC-125 USS Shangri-La but after she had been modernised in the late 60s to replace HMS Ark Royal and modified for the Phantom F-4K & Buccaneer.

I think this is a limited re-issue of the kit as I found it on Luckymodel from their Chinese mainland stock and took about 3 months to get to HK for despatch. I noticed that they have dropped the optional clear flight deck option that was included on the first release of the kit, which is a shame as I could have used those bits on another standard Essex kit  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Snowtrooper on March 30, 2017, 05:56:25 am
1/72 Academy A-10 OIF and Hasegawa F-106 Delta Dart. Both probably going to be non-whiffed.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on March 30, 2017, 05:57:01 am
Yesterday arrived my whim buy Armourfast T-34's, not bad little kits considering they are quick builds. The tracks look ok too, and a welcome change to me is that there is no individual track pieces to make a mess of. One will get the same treatment as my T-34 XL and get widened, modded turret and a bigger gun, the other I was thinking of putting a pair of ZSU-23mm cannon, or 37 mm cannons in either a new turret or modifying the original, and using it as an infantry support vehicle, or.. airfield defense, something  I seem to have a lack of really, as I have only done one T-34 AAA, and a Ural truck AAA, so far. These vehicles don't need to be fast, they just need to get themselves to the captured or current Cartel air base, and be able to move themselves into position, be it permanently, or to be able to move around so as not to become a fixed target to attack aircraft. I have some WW2 Russian tank Turrets that will get used  as air base defense also.
Chris     
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 30, 2017, 06:40:43 am
Yesterday arrived my whim buy Armourfast T-34's, not bad little kits considering they are quick builds.

I was quite impressed with the ones I got at the recent Southern Show
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on March 30, 2017, 09:55:11 am
Yesterday arrived my whim buy Armourfast T-34's, not bad little kits considering they are quick builds.

I was quite impressed with the ones I got at the recent Southern Show
It would be nice if they did some more modern stuff too Chris.
Chris
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on March 31, 2017, 06:56:41 am
Yesterday arrived my whim buy Armourfast T-34's, not bad little kits considering they are quick builds.

I was quite impressed with the ones I got at the recent Southern Show
It would be nice if they did some more modern stuff too Chris.
Chris

One man's meat, Chris  ;)

I was on the look out for some early War British or French stuff. I got some "Plastic Soldier" A9 Cruisers a while back and they are of a similar style.

Chris
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on March 31, 2017, 07:00:16 am
From Starling Models  I picked up the former WEM and new Atlantic Models Type 22 Batch 1 frigate HMS Brilliant. I hadn't realised I never got round to getting one so was missing it from my modern RN Destroyer and Frigate collection.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on March 31, 2017, 11:33:57 am
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Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on March 31, 2017, 01:05:03 pm
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Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on April 01, 2017, 07:08:38 am
WOW, some very nice stash additions there Chaos :thumbsup:, I have just ordered the modelling book by Shepherd Paine too.
Today arrive 1 of 2 Italeri MIG-37B Ferret"E"'s Thanks go to Zenrat for thee impulse buys. Remembering I have had 5 of these things now, over the years. These might actually get to become Russian/Cartel and not SHADO though.
Chris
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on April 01, 2017, 08:09:01 am
WOW, some very nice stash additions there Chaos :thumbsup:, I have just ordered the modelling book by Shepherd Paine too.
Today arrive 1 of 2 Italeri MIG-37B Ferret"E"'s Thanks go to Zenrat for thee impulse buys. Remembering I have had 5 of these things now, over the years. These might actually get to become Russian/Cartel and not SHADO though.
Chris
You could convert them to drones and have them as unarmed Cartel UCAVs used to slip drugs into the US evading detection  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Weaver on April 01, 2017, 09:40:50 am
WOW, some very nice stash additions there Chaos :thumbsup:, I have just ordered the modelling book by Shepherd Paine too.
Today arrive 1 of 2 Italeri MIG-37B Ferret"E"'s Thanks go to Zenrat for thee impulse buys. Remembering I have had 5 of these things now, over the years. These might actually get to become Russian/Cartel and not SHADO though.
Chris
You could convert them to drones and have them as unarmed Cartel UCAVs used to slip drugs into the US evading detection  ;)

I've toyed with the idea of dronifying a pair of the old, inaccurate Revell 1/144th F-117s and hanging them under a DC-130 before now.... :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kitnut617 on April 01, 2017, 09:57:25 am
On my return from  N'orn Ireland today I found the Big H had sent my day-glo decals and my 'Sea Baker' kit.  :thumbsup:

The latter makes me laugh just reading it, I think the AZ guys lost something in the translation.........

Kit, are you going to use the RCN option on the decal sheet of the Sea Baker ?

Probably not Robert, I just wanted the plastic actually and the 'Sea Baker' was the only version Big H had at the time I ordered it.

Are you interested in that bit of the sheet then?

Yes please Kit  &lt;_&lt;  and thanks in advance. Let me know what you want for it   :thumbsup:

NP Robert, keep an eye on your postbox.  ;D

Many thanks again Kit

Kit, decals have arrived, many thanks, you're an ace  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 01, 2017, 10:05:47 am
Uncle Frank has a Fly Bf 108 double kit waiting for me.  Largely bought for the large and varied decal sheet which includes three RAF ones.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on April 01, 2017, 12:21:34 pm
WOW, some very nice stash additions there Chaos :thumbsup:, I have just ordered the modelling book by Shepherd Paine too.
Today arrive 1 of 2 Italeri MIG-37B Ferret"E"'s Thanks go to Zenrat for thee impulse buys. Remembering I have had 5 of these things now, over the years. These might actually get to become Russian/Cartel and not SHADO though.
Chris
You could convert them to drones and have them as unarmed Cartel UCAVs used to slip drugs into the US evading detection  ;)
Hmm, now there's a thought, looks like I am buying more of them doesn't it. :-\ Those 1/144th scale F-19's make good drones as I have recessed one into my stalled S.H.A.D.O project for an armed replacement for S.I.D, code named S.I.D vicious. I made an armed and bigger version of SID, put a rail gun turret on it, 2 multiple missile launchers on it a long range detection array, and a parasite defensive drone sunk into the side. I need to find that, and see what the damage is to it, and get it finished.
Chris
I've toyed with the idea of dronifying a pair of the old, inaccurate Revell 1/144th F-117s and hanging them under a DC-130 before now.... :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Steel Penguin on April 02, 2017, 10:46:01 am
back from cosford, and only a small purchase
an Arii 1:48 chieftain  for £4
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Martin H on April 02, 2017, 11:09:54 am
From the Cosford show.
All 72nd scale

Airfix Jet Provost T-3.
BPK Pilatus Turbo Porter
Sword FT-9J Cougar.
Sword F3D-2 Skyknight (from Howard of Effingham)
Revell Harrier GR-7/9 (from Howard of Effingham)
Planet Ju-287V-3 (from Mike McEvoy)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Weaver on April 02, 2017, 11:43:47 am
From Cosford, both for much cheapness:

Fujimi 1/72nd E-2C Hawkeye - going in the stash with a view to donating it's rotordome to something else

Italeri Hs123 A-1 - going straight on Ebay to pay for the Hawkeye.... ;)

             
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: seadude on April 02, 2017, 01:10:49 pm
WOW, some very nice stash additions there Chaos :thumbsup:, I have just ordered the modelling book by Shepherd Paine too.
Today arrive 1 of 2 Italeri MIG-37B Ferret"E"'s Thanks go to Zenrat for thee impulse buys. Remembering I have had 5 of these things now, over the years. These might actually get to become Russian/Cartel and not SHADO though.
Chris
You could convert them to drones and have them as unarmed Cartel UCAVs used to slip drugs into the US evading detection  ;)

I've toyed with the idea of dronifying a pair of the old, inaccurate Revell 1/144th F-117s and hanging them under a DC-130 before now.... :wacko:

That reminds me of the old Lockheed "Senior Prom" project.
http://www.designation-systems.net/dusrm/app4/senior-prom.html
(http://www.hitechweb.genezis.eu/stealth2c.files/senior_prom_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 02, 2017, 01:23:03 pm
Won on ebay:

CMK Seafire FR47 (1996 tool)  Again, another of the older tool I've been looking for.

Eduard Spitfire mk IXc early (Profipack)
Won for the start price of 11 notes with free postage.  Bearing in mind the Hannants price is £16, definitely a clear saving.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on April 03, 2017, 03:01:44 am
Bought online but then picked up from the HS (another new one to me) when I realised how close it was;
The last complete and unopened Dragon 1/72 Modern Soviet Aircraft Weapons Set 3: Rockets and Bombs in Australia (or so it seemed last night).

And while I was in there it was rude not to grab another Trumpeter 1/72 Wyvern as having painted the one I have like a Magpie I've realised it would go well in my collection of RAN FAA whiffs.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on April 03, 2017, 03:26:52 am

Bought online but then picked up from the HS (another new one to me) when I realised how close it was;
The last complete and unopened Dragon 1/72 Modern Soviet Aircraft Weapons Set 3: Rockets and Bombs in Australia (or so it seemed last night).


I never knew they did a Set 3 or I would have got one when I could :angry:

Gondor
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on April 03, 2017, 03:36:12 am
It's a cracker.  ICM do missiles and rockets but other than coughing up for resin bombs are hard to find.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on April 03, 2017, 04:03:54 am

Bought online but then picked up from the HS (another new one to me) when I realised how close it was;
The last complete and unopened Dragon 1/72 Modern Soviet Aircraft Weapons Set 3: Rockets and Bombs in Australia (or so it seemed last night).


I never knew they did a Set 3 or I would have got one when I could :angry:

Gondor

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The Air to Surface Missile sprue was included in the Fencer D kit, the Rockets & Bombs is in the Fencer C kit by Dragon or Zvevda

http://www.model-making.eu/products/Suchoj-Su-24-Soviet-Front-Bomber.html (http://www.model-making.eu/products/Suchoj-Su-24-Soviet-Front-Bomber.html)

https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/zve/kit_zve_7267.shtml (https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/zve/kit_zve_7267.shtml)

So pick up a Zvezda Su-24 Fencer kit with the Stag pitot to get those sprues  :thumbsup:

PS The Fencer E/F or Su-24MR is the supposed recon/ecm variant and doesn't have the weapon sprues from what I recall - (I say supposed as the kit has the same nose as the standard Fencer D kit which is wrong. The new Trumpeter Fencers are far better kits for the D and E variants but are quite a bit more expensive  :banghead:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on April 03, 2017, 04:15:34 am
Thats useful to know.  Thanks Thorvic.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 03, 2017, 07:52:20 am
From the Cosford Show

1/72 Trumpeter IL-28 Beagle [From Weaver's stash sale]
1/72 Sharkit McDonnell Model 60 [From Mike McEvoy's sales bag]
1/72 Minicraft/Hasegawa B-47E
1/72 Heller DC-6B [for wiffing as the decals were shot]
1/72 High Planes Gloster E.28/39
1/72 Valom HP Harrow [has largest sharksmouth on the decal sheet I have ever seen]

and assorted WM, resin and EB aftermarket bits and a couple of decal sheets.

good showing by the many and various members of the wiff SIG.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on April 03, 2017, 11:04:17 am
Received today from the postman, another ebay win

1 x 1/72 SMER Hawker Tempest V: to be done real world

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Squizzaa on April 04, 2017, 03:22:27 pm
Found at an antique shop while enjoying a rare day off

1 x 1/72 Revell Bristol Blenheim Mk I/IF.

Squizzaa
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on April 05, 2017, 03:55:42 am
Not strictly a stash addition but it relates.
Today I received a 1/50 die cast Scooby Doo Mystery Machine by Hot Wheels Elite One.  This is almost the perfect size to accompany the Hasslefree Miniatures 28mm Armed Scooby Gang I am almost finished painting.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on April 05, 2017, 06:06:47 am
Today arrived my copy of modeling tanks and military vehicles by Sheperd Payne. Unfortunately I paid over the odds for this book via ebay, and to be honest the subjects in the book are not what I build or in the scale I build. The odd bits that are are not really looked in to in any detail. Never mind, something to fill the book shelf, and a lesson learned, I hope  :banghead: Also my second Italeri MIG-37 arrived too, so not all bad.
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on April 05, 2017, 11:29:51 am
1/72 vacform kit and white metal parts for the Avro Lincoln. A secondhand model with a few defects .
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on April 07, 2017, 10:51:07 pm
Revell 1/72 glow in the dark pirate ghost ship.
(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/8/4/9/143849-12080-pristine.jpg)
Another major part of my long term Sky Pirates airship.
The glow in the dark paint is not needed for the airship but I feel I will be unable to resist its use on something else.  :wacko:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Snowtrooper on April 08, 2017, 12:26:39 am
The glow in the dark paint is not needed for the airship but I feel I will be unable to resist its use on something else.  :wacko:
I always thought when I saw that package that the plastic itself glows in the dark :banghead:

How dark does it need to be for the paint glow to be noticed? I'm now thinking of eg. using the paint at the inside end of a long exhaust pipe/rocket motor/thruster of a sci-fi spaceship (or Pluto-SLAM (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supersonic_Low_Altitude_Missile) for a more real-world concept) to show "reactor glow".
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 08, 2017, 03:26:29 am
The glow in the dark paint is not needed for the airship but I feel I will be unable to resist its use on something else.  :wacko:
I always thought when I saw that package that the plastic itself glows in the dark :banghead:



Your not the only one  :banghead:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on April 08, 2017, 03:59:30 am
I suppose I thought that too.  It certainly doesn't say on the box in big letters "NEEDS PAINTING WITH GLOWY PAINT".
The paint is white until exposed to light.
I held it under the kitchen light for 10 seconds and it glowed green brightly enough to be seen if one cup does hands around the jar.
I think it would work on an engine exhaust or reactor but you might need to "charge it up" with a torch or other light source.
My local DIY warehouse sells tins of glow in the dark paint.  They keep it with the "special effects" paints - the rust effect and verdigris and stuff like that.

Weathering using hairspray or salt with glowing paint as the base coat exposed by the weathering could be interesting.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 08, 2017, 06:05:53 am
Ever so often I set the max price to $5 on Ebay and see what I can find. For some reason this ignores shipping even when I select the "list by price lowest to hightest combined with shipping."  But anyway..

Happened across this thing for $6.03 total, shipping and all! I couldn't pass that up. 

(http://i.imgur.com/u0XEnYU.jpg)


Good ol' Soviet rocket plane. I found that it was the BI-1.  Cool.

I keep buying planes to build for the Soviet GB but I don't think I'll be able to actually build them all, but we'll see! 
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 08, 2017, 06:51:42 am
Uncle Frank has a Fly Bf 108 double kit waiting for me.  Largely bought for the large and varied decal sheet which includes three RAF ones.

This is now in my grubby paws, along with another Eduard Weekend Spitfire IXc late.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 08, 2017, 03:22:44 pm
Forgot to add that Frank also passed me the largely complete remains of a Matchbox Beaufighter, with some additional bits.  No canopy but I've found an Aeroclub set in one of the Beaufighter boxes I tidied it away into.

Thinking about cloning the high Planes resin turret section for a late turret Beaufighter with Hercules engines and the Matchbox kit is an ideal subject.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nick on April 09, 2017, 12:16:04 pm
Ever so often I set the max price to $5 on Ebay and see what I can find. For some reason this ignores shipping even when I select the "list by price lowest to hightest combined with shipping."  But anyway..

Happened across this thing for $6.03 total, shipping and all! I couldn't pass that up. 

(http://i.imgur.com/u0XEnYU.jpg)


Good ol' Soviet rocket plane. I found that it was the BI-1.  Cool.

I keep buying planes to build for the Soviet GB but I don't think I'll be able to actually build them all, but we'll see!

Powered by Red Fuming Nitric Acid and Kerosene, a lovely cocktail that literally ate the engines!

I have a couple of Pioneer 2 Bi-1 kits in the stash but these are bagged and you also get a pair in the pack, one for tail rocket and one for wingtip rockets. Eastern Express, Skarab, Maquette and Hobby all do models of these. These are tiny in 1/72.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 10, 2017, 08:47:20 am
Self consuming machinery! Ha!   Thanks for that bit.... pretty fascinating.  As I've often lamented about craft of these type. . .  I sure wouldn't want to strap in to one and fly off..

I wish this one had the wing tip rockets.. that sounds cool. Maybe I'll get lucky and the option will be in the kit but I doubt that!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on April 10, 2017, 09:39:59 am
Not a kit but model related to me anyhow, Janes world armoured fighting vehicles from 1976. For the measly sum of £1.75 from ebay. so worth every penny  :mellow: A lot of stuff in it that interests me and will be getting read cover to cover tonight.
Chris. 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on April 10, 2017, 09:51:12 am
New on my Stash.
For the finishing.
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg00016m107dgx2j.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Weaver on April 10, 2017, 02:14:34 pm
Not a kit but model related to me anyhow, Janes world armoured fighting vehicles from 1976. For the measly sum of £1.75 from ebay. so worth every penny  :mellow: A lot of stuff in it that interests me and will be getting read cover to cover tonight.
Chris.

I've got that: it's an excellent time capsule.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Weaver on April 10, 2017, 02:18:59 pm
Powered by Red Fuming Nitric Acid and Kerosene, a lovely cocktail that literally ate the engines!

You don't have to have acquired an interest in rocketry for long before you realise one of life's fundamental truths: there is no such thing as 'nice' rocket fuel. Even if you didn't know chemistry from cookery, if someone asked you to stick your hand in a bucket of something called 'Red Fuming Nitric Acid', would you do it?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on April 10, 2017, 02:52:30 pm
Not a kit but model related to me anyhow, Janes world armoured fighting vehicles from 1976. For the measly sum of £1.75 from ebay. so worth every penny  :mellow: A lot of stuff in it that interests me and will be getting read cover to cover tonight.
Chris.

I've got that: it's an excellent time capsule.  :thumbsup:
You are not wrong there H, I have just been giving it a proper look at and it could have some future builds/scratch builds in it. I also have a couple of the Janes pocket sized books on vehicles too.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on April 10, 2017, 07:56:44 pm
Picked this up on Saturday:
(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/4/4/1/1027441-12750-83-pristine.jpg)

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/117778-lindberg-59-century-coronado-boat-kitpics/ (http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/117778-lindberg-59-century-coronado-boat-kitpics/)

Typical quality for the era it was originally produced.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on April 11, 2017, 03:50:26 am
It's very nice looking and no doubt one of the other available boat trailers could be modified to fit it if it was to be displayed behind a car.
http://www.collectormodel.com/round2-models/3013-lindberg-model-kits-1959-century-coronado-boat/
I'm jealous.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 11, 2017, 12:07:17 pm
Didn't AMT do a 'Boat, trailer and pickup' kit at one time? I think I still have the boat bit, packs a small block Chevy with stack pipes IIRC.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 12, 2017, 12:41:40 am
If you go back to what I still think of as the classic days of the US model kit industry (late 50's through 60's) then there were lots of "Lifestyle" kits like that. We all thought that was how all American's lived.

Ah the innocence of youth  ;D Mind you kits like that can bring it back to you........for an hour or so anyway  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on April 12, 2017, 04:02:25 am
There have been a few 1/25 boats.  I'm currently working on (and off) a Hemi Hydro.
(http://www.modelroundup.com/v/vspfiles/photos/AMT-8125-2.jpg)
(http://www.gasolinealleyantiques.com/kits/images/Boat/amt-skidragboat1.JPG)
(http://www.oldmodelkits.com/jpegs/r/Revell%2085-7692%20HemiHy.JPG)
(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/1/5/0/144150-18821-16-pristine.jpg)
(https://s1.scalemates.com/products/img/5/4/8/947548-13593-37-pristine.jpg)
(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/7/2/7/499727-16153-95-pristine.jpg)
(https://image.jimcdn.com/app/cms/image/transf/none/path/se372970042158879/image/ib31ffdceb86a8715/version/1312901181/image.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 12, 2017, 06:02:21 am
That Ski Drag boat and Trailer was the one I was thinking of, but came with a pickup as well. I got the motor wrong though, that's obviously a blown Hemi.

I love the look of the two F1 race boats, I didn't know anyone did an outboard tunnel hull like that.

The Big H delivered my two TF-102 conversions just now, and they look VERY good, the best TF-102 around for sure.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on April 12, 2017, 06:17:04 am
Off eBay

Cyberhobby 1/700 HMS Dragon - RN Type 45 Destroyer - very cheap and different from their Daring kit in that it has the US Weapon sprue rather than NATO to give the optional Harpoon launchers and because that sprue doesn't have a Lynx, they have done a rather tasty Merlin HMA1 which is quite amusing as when they did their latest version of HMS Illustrious they included a pair of RAF Harrier GR7 and a pair of Merlin's but they had tooled the HC3 rather than the ASW version  :banghead:.

This kit will be used as a parts donor to my HMS Queen Elizabeth CVF that I am refurbishing, the 30mm guns will be used along with the Merlin to help make up the airgroup and I shall probably update the remained of the kit
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on April 15, 2017, 06:18:43 am
Off eBay

Cyberhobby 1/700 HMS Dragon - RN Type 45 Destroyer - very cheap and different from their Daring kit in that it has the US Weapon sprue rather than NATO to give the optional Harpoon launchers and because that sprue doesn't have a Lynx, they have done a rather tasty Merlin HMA1 which is quite amusing as when they did their latest version of HMS Illustrious they included a pair of RAF Harrier GR7 and a pair of Merlin's but they had tooled the HC3 rather than the ASW version  :banghead:.

This kit will be used as a parts donor to my HMS Queen Elizabeth CVF that I am refurbishing, the 30mm guns will be used along with the Merlin to help make up the airgroup and I shall probably update the remained of the kit

And I got the other Cyberhobby HMS Dragon kit that I had also bided on today - two were at low prices so bid on both as was expecting to get outbid and ended up winning both  :banghead:.

Anyway the first one has already been shortened slightly and cut down a deck to act as a basis for a new Type 26 Frigate which will go nicely with my CVF task force; already have a couple of Type 45's and have started a Type 31 based on the BMT Venator 110 concept.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 15, 2017, 06:29:25 am
a couple of days ago from Antics Coventry......

1/72 Airfix HP Victor B2 [my third and about 14th Victor overall]
1/72 Italeri Tornado [Gulf War anniversary boxing but I intend to combine the kit with the remains of a C-Scale F2 conversion kit]

also have had a packet from the Big H with several Eduard EB sets for the Victor and a useful 1/72 decal sheet for the A-400M
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 15, 2017, 06:33:17 am
A solitary bottle of Xtracrlix RAF Light Slate Grey.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Weaver on April 15, 2017, 08:15:37 am
From Bungle's shoe-funding stash-clearance sale:

1/72nd Testors SR-75 Penetrator. This is the 'SR-71-on-steroids' which has a piggyback 'Thunderdart' aircraft in one of the other boxings (but not this one). i'm thinking of it as a first-stage launch vehicle for some of the British space projects in BSP-5.

1/72nd Hasegawa P-2V-7 Neptune. I have two of these now (t'other one's the Revell boxing). The idea is to make these into 'more British' versions: early ASW one with AS Python turboprops and a later AEW one with the rotordome & engines from the Hawkeye.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Green Dragon on April 15, 2017, 10:21:28 am
Italeri give you the Thunderdart in their boxing Weaver, for some reason ( More Money?) Testors split them into two kits.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Weaver on April 15, 2017, 01:38:50 pm
Italeri give you the Thunderdart in their boxing Weaver, for some reason ( More Money?) Testors split them into two kits.

Paul Harrison

Yes I know, but it's what Bungle had. Any of these, with or without the Thunderdart, go for silly money if you can find them at all these days.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on April 16, 2017, 05:59:44 am
A Hasegawa Martin Marlin has been transferred from Bungles stash to my kit mule who will be delivering it to me later in the year.

While in town on other business I tried to visit a city HS today only to miss its closing time by 10 minutes.  D'oh!
Had to order what I was after on line instead.

Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on April 18, 2017, 03:54:54 pm
Went to an airshow over the weekend but bought nothing! (apart from food and drink) However I planned ahead by going to the book/model shop on my hometown on the way there, and found a Pit Road 1/144 "R.A.F. TSR.2 Strike Role" for only NZ$20. There's a lot of very nice plastic in there!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Leading Observer on April 19, 2017, 03:17:24 am
From Bungle's stash reduction the Amodel An-71 AEWR :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Weaver on April 19, 2017, 01:22:47 pm
Another installment from Bungle's epic stash clearout:

TWO Revell 1/72nd Northrop B-2 ATBs. These are the "stealth bombers" based on speculative artwork before the actualy shape of the B-2 was revealed.

Tamiya 1/72nd Skyray

Revell 1/72nd Luchs armoured car (modern)

Revell 1/72nd Fuchs APC (modern)

Bungle also very kindly included a selection of excellent decal sheets as a bonus - top man!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 19, 2017, 02:38:27 pm
From Uncle Frank:

1 bottle Xtracrylix RAF Sky and two Humbrol Acrylics, Matt and Gloss Blacks.

And apparently I have won yet another Spitfire on ebay.  Why I bid on a Ventura mk 14 highback when I have a shedload of them already, plus various Griffon fuselages spare I can use is a complete mystery...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Leading Observer on April 19, 2017, 03:55:54 pm
Another installment from Bungle's epic stash clearout:

TWO Revell 1/72nd Northrop B-2 ATBs. These are the "stealth bombers" based on speculative artwork before the actualy shape of the B-2 was revealed.

Tamiya 1/72nd Skyray

Revell 1/72nd Luchs armoured car (modern)

Revell 1/72nd Fuchs APC (modern)

Bungle also very kindly included a selection of excellent decal sheets as a bonus - top man!  :thumbsup:

Perhaps we should have a Group Build of "Ex-Bungles"  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on April 19, 2017, 04:11:42 pm
From Uncle Frank:

1 bottle Xtracrylix RAF Sky and two Humbrol Acrylics, Matt and Gloss Blacks.

And apparently I have won yet another Spitfire on ebay.  Why I bid on a Ventura mk 14 highback when I have a shedload of them already, plus various Griffon fuselages spare I can use is a complete mystery...

Force of habit perhaps?

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Pellson on April 20, 2017, 12:28:08 am
An Airfix weapons kit, just to get the JP:s. Dead expensive JP:s it was, but once it's paid, noone really knows that, right?
And some old fighter jet kits to try to make a french allweather strike aircraft that actually, possibly, could have happened, hadn't the Mirage Delta ideas worked so well.

How come, btw, that I always buy so much faster than I build?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 20, 2017, 12:41:55 am
An Airfix weapons kit, just to get the JP:s. Dead expensive JP:s it was, but once it's paid, noone really knows that, right?
And some old fighter jet kits to try to make a french allweather strike aircraft that actually, possibly, could have happened, hadn't the Mirage Delta ideas worked so well.

How come, btw, that I always buy so much faster than I build?

I always leave the price tag on the boxes then when I dig the box out a few years latter I can go "that was cheap" and feel quite smug  ;D

Love the idea of the possible French builds there were some really interesting looking designs in that period.

I don't think anyone builds faster than they buy ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 20, 2017, 01:30:03 am

I don't think anyone builds faster than they buy ?


The only possible candidate is Dizzy, and then only if he used 4-5 kits per build.  ;D ;D ;) ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 20, 2017, 05:16:37 am
...but the remnants pile up. Quick building does not solve the stash problems in itself.

BTW, could not resist and snatched a ModelCollect 1:72 E-100 tank/chassis with a Rheintochter AAM launch pad mounted on top. Weird, and gave me further inspiration for another Heer '46 AA build.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Bungle on April 20, 2017, 08:47:41 am

Perhaps we should have a Group Build of "Ex-Bungles"  ;D ;D ;D

What do you mean Ex-Bungle ? I'm still around you konw (at least I think I am still on this mortal coil).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 20, 2017, 09:01:36 am
from Junction 20 models in King's Langley, Hertfordshire.

1/72 Revell Mirage IIIE/R or RS [1986 boxing]
1/72 Special Hobby HA-200 Saeta

Junction 20 is a small and very independent shop which often has finds like these as well as up to date airfix, etc and I only get to use it when I visit my sister.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Leading Observer on April 20, 2017, 09:12:52 am

Perhaps we should have a Group Build of "Ex-Bungles"  ;D ;D ;D

What do you mean Ex-Bungle ? I'm still around you konw (at least I think I am still on this mortal coil).

Not if your other half finds your secret reserve stash :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on April 20, 2017, 10:31:07 am
Just a small addition to my paint collection

Humbrol 71 Oak

Looks like a very light Fawn to me but its part of the paint call out for my Airfix Su-27 and as I actually found it I will use it.

Gondor
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 20, 2017, 10:56:55 am
Off ebay:

Attack Squadron - Two Stage Merlins for Mosquito

Let's see if they've got the length right!
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 20, 2017, 01:41:40 pm
Before I had to take out a bunch of loans to buy replacement lawn mowing equipment I ordered a couple things off ebay.

A Mach 2 Seabee (cuz I'm a glutton for punishment and need to see what the fuss is about..)  And a High Planes Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter (neato!!  looks like a travesty and will take tons of work to fix up but what a neat subject matter). 

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: DogfighterZen on April 20, 2017, 07:19:03 pm
Wow... this is my first of the year... one of the holy grail kits that i thought i'd never have... and coming directly from Bungle's stash, at a bargain price! Thank you so much! :bow:

(http://i.imgur.com/8y1joUg.jpg)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 20, 2017, 07:55:12 pm
Dude, yes!  That is awesome!

I remember watching it back in the 80's with my pops.... he had one of them "channel boxes" that would de-scramble the "premium" networks and we watched it on HBO or Showtime or one of them..... 

I had some of the little hotwheels type toys of the helo but I had no idea there was a model kit of it!!  :o :mellow: :mellow:

Definitely OOB right?   :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Pellson on April 20, 2017, 10:24:24 pm
...but the remnants pile up. Quick building does not solve the stash problems in itself.

I actually got a couple of these sortiment drawer cabinets the other month, each with some 60 odd plastic drawers in them, each drawer with removable dividers so that you can get larger and smaller compartments in each drawer. It all started when I tried to find some Matra Mica missiles I know I should have somewhere, but I actually ended up having sorted through all the 1/72 spares! Now, that REALLY saved up some space! Ridiculously chuffed, I am!

On the downside, I found that I'd better glue myself through all the weapon sets I already have, and that is so boring! And I still can't find the fourth Mica... 😖

King's Langley, someone said. I used to work for RES up on the Egg Farm just there. Didn't know about that shop though, unfortunately.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 21, 2017, 12:16:39 am

I actually got a couple of these sortiment drawer cabinets the other month, each with some 60 odd plastic drawers in them, each drawer with removable dividers so that you can get larger and smaller compartments in each drawer.

Got a couple of similar ones from Clas Ohlson, but without the removable dividers in the individual drawers. Got one on my bench for tools, glues,tape etc and use the other for spare bits and bobs and weapons etc. Very useful and means you at least know where to start when looking for things  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: DogfighterZen on April 21, 2017, 12:57:33 am
Dude, yes!  That is awesome!

I remember watching it back in the 80's with my pops.... he had one of them "channel boxes" that would de-scramble the "premium" networks and we watched it on HBO or Showtime or one of them..... 

I had some of the little hotwheels type toys of the helo but I had no idea there was a model kit of it!!  :o :mellow: :mellow:

Definitely OOB right?   :lol:

Yes, i think it will be built OOB... then again, i may come up with some up-to-date systems to have a more modern Blue Thunder... :wacko:
I watched the series on Portuguese public TV, it was aired during a program on which the viewers called in to vote for a show to be aired.
I never had a toy of this... til now!! :party:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Snowtrooper on April 21, 2017, 01:39:44 am
Never seen the series, but apparently it was a reboot before they became fashionable, because the Blue Thunder gets destroyed at the end of the film that preceded the series...

Though, seeing this makes me wonder whether I should build the AH-1T coming from Bungle's stash into a "realistic" interpretation of Blue Thunder...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on April 21, 2017, 02:33:15 am

I actually got a couple of these sortiment drawer cabinets the other month, each with some 60 odd plastic drawers in them, each drawer with removable dividers so that you can get larger and smaller compartments in each drawer.

Got a couple of similar ones from Clas Ohlson, but without the removable dividers in the individual drawers. Got one on my bench for tools, glues,tape etc and use the other for spare bits and bobs and weapons etc. Very useful and means you at least know where to start when looking for things  ;)

I use empty margarine tubs. Either permanent marker or a strip of Masking Tape and Pen to label the contents and they stack fairly well too.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 21, 2017, 03:53:55 am
...but the remnants pile up. Quick building does not solve the stash problems in itself.

I actually got a couple of these sortiment drawer cabinets the other month, each with some 60 odd plastic drawers in them, each drawer with removable dividers so that you can get larger and smaller compartments in each drawer. It all started when I tried to find some Matra Mica missiles I know I should have somewhere, but I actually ended up having sorted through all the 1/72 spares! Now, that REALLY saved up some space! Ridiculously chuffed, I am!

Started with this, too, but once you start bashing NIB kits the leftover parts become bigger and bigger, so that this does not suffice anymore. ;) But those cabinets come in handy for the small parts, like wheels, propellers (and single, broken-off blades), ordnance, clear parts etc. Highly recommended. But these are now accompanied by large, clear plastic boxes (IKEA), which are - as a side effect - easy to stack.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on April 21, 2017, 04:12:22 am
Once you start bashing 1/25 cars for the drivetrains the bodies are hard to store.  I imagine armour builders find the same with 1/35 tank hulls.

Received today from Metro Hobbies in the city, one AZ Models 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf 109H-0 Hohenjager.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on April 21, 2017, 04:40:08 am

I actually got a couple of these sortiment drawer cabinets the other month, each with some 60 odd plastic drawers in them, each drawer with removable dividers so that you can get larger and smaller compartments in each drawer.

Got a couple of similar ones from Clas Ohlson, but without the removable dividers in the individual drawers. Got one on my bench for tools, glues,tape etc and use the other for spare bits and bobs and weapons etc. Very useful and means you at least know where to start when looking for things  ;)

I use empty margarine tubs. Either permanent marker or a strip of Masking Tape and Pen to label the contents and they stack fairly well too.

Gondor

Only trouble is your keep loosing track of stuff   :wacko: ;)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 21, 2017, 05:44:38 am
Dude, yes!  That is awesome!

I remember watching it back in the 80's with my pops.... he had one of them "channel boxes" that would de-scramble the "premium" networks and we watched it on HBO or Showtime or one of them..... 

I had some of the little hotwheels type toys of the helo but I had no idea there was a model kit of it!!  :o :mellow: :mellow:

Definitely OOB right?   :lol:

Yes, i think it will be built OOB... then again, i may come up with some up-to-date systems to have a more modern Blue Thunder... :wacko:
I watched the series on Portuguese public TV, it was aired during a program on which the viewers called in to vote for a show to be aired.
I never had a toy of this... til now!! :party:

Can't resist the mods, ayyyy? lol    By golly I think I still have a couple of the toys I had of this helo. Of course, these were painted differently.. I don't know if I had an original or not but one I seem to remember was a red Sherrif's thing or something...   They always had extendable/retractable tails.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Captain Canada on April 21, 2017, 06:35:56 am
Went to say hi to Dave at my LHS and walked out with a 700 scale USS Tarawa by Dragon. I don't know why, but I did.....

And on my travels I picked up this wee boat. Looks about 35th scale thought it would be fun to detail.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18057735_10212989914288837_8147345090567811399_n.jpg?oh=a47082ff86a41c36e7becf0a33940daa&oe=59885291)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: DogfighterZen on April 21, 2017, 08:40:14 am
Never seen the series, but apparently it was a reboot before they became fashionable, because the Blue Thunder gets destroyed at the end of the film that preceded the series...

Though, seeing this makes me wonder whether I should build the AH-1T coming from Bungle's stash into a "realistic" interpretation of Blue Thunder...

I think that the AH-1W would be a better base for that, but it should look interesting anyway.
I saw the movie on TV first, then the series came out and i was a bit let down because none of the actors from the movie where in it, but it still had the chopper... :wub:
Blue Thunder left a mark so when i found out there were kits of this thing, i kept my eye out for one and Bungle gave me a great deal so i couldn't be happier. I already have a few choppers in the stash but this has top spot now.

Can't resist the mods, ayyyy? lol    By golly I think I still have a couple of the toys I had of this helo. Of course, these were painted differently.. I don't know if I had an original or not but one I seem to remember was a red Sherrif's thing or something...   They always had extendable/retractable tails.

I don't know, maybe give it a heavier punch with some Hellfire missiles... From the day i saw the RAH-66 Comanche, i started looking at the Blue Thunder as it's predecessor. :wacko:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Bungle on April 21, 2017, 08:52:06 am
And on my travels I picked up this wee boat. Looks about 35th scale thought it would be fun to detail.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18057735_10212989914288837_8147345090567811399_n.jpg?oh=a47082ff86a41c36e7becf0a33940daa&oe=59885291)

Note the age stipulation... 3+  if you need a grown up to help I'm sure there may be one (at least) on here who can help  ;D :banghead:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 21, 2017, 09:03:55 am
Wow... this is my first of the year... one of the holy grail kits that i thought i'd never have... and coming directly from Bungle's stash, at a bargain price! Thank you so much! :bow:

(http://i.imgur.com/8y1joUg.jpg)

 :cheers:

Personally, I'd rather have Airwolf.  Aoshima do a superb redition of it in 48th and they also do Blue Thunder in the same scale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF6gpDypqMY

Airwolf - certainly in it's first season - was far superior to Blue Thunder.  There was no real reason why a police department would need a helicopter gunship and it's use in the episodes was really contrived.  Plus the characters were all one note.  At least Airwolf's lead characters and actors had a lot more going for them.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: JayBee on April 21, 2017, 01:45:47 pm

 There was no real reason why a police department would need a helicopter gunship

I have never seen the TV episodes of Blue Thunder so I can not make any comment on that.
However if you saw the film you would understand that it was not just a police department that had it but it was in fact an undercover U.S. Government project for a rather violent means of population/riot control.
The film was good  :thumbsup:.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 21, 2017, 02:14:09 pm
I've seen the film but I remember seeing the TV series first and I'd liked it at the time but seeing it later, I realised how... lightweight and empty they were, if not downright juvenile.  It's *VERY* sanitised compared to the film it's supposedly derived from.

The film has some really dark undercurrents.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: seadude on April 21, 2017, 03:54:10 pm
I think I used to have a Blue Thunder helicopter long, long ago? Wish I did now. :( 
Can any of today's modern helicopters do a 360 degree loop like in the movie? I thought that was such a cool scene in the film.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Weaver on April 21, 2017, 04:10:39 pm
I think I used to have a Blue Thunder helicopter long, long ago? Wish I did now. :( 
Can any of today's modern helicopters do a 360 degree loop like in the movie? I thought that was such a cool scene in the film.  ;D

IIRC Lynxes were looped back in the 1970s. It's not as impressive in  real life as it is in the movies of course: more a 'climb and flop'...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Weaver on April 21, 2017, 04:21:33 pm
Can't remember the Blue Thunder series at all, so can't comment on acting/story lines, but in terms of the helicopter design, Blue Thunder was far more credible than Airwolf IMHO. Other than it's switchable 'stealth mode', pretty much everything on Blue Thunder was doable.

Blue Thunder had a turreted gun, which generally makes more sense for a helicopter since they can't always point their noses in the direction they want to fire fixed guns, whereas Airwolf had those ridiculous pop-out, telescopic-barrelled fixed guns that were claimed to be 4 x 50 cal MGs and two big autocannons (40mm?).

Airwolf's spec, which appeared in the titles, also claimed that it had ten Bullpup missiles and two Sidewinders. That's a missile load that's bigger than the whole cabin, let alone the three tiny tubes they were supposed to be fired from. Also, why Bullpups? They were obsolete, with a dubious reputation, even when the series was new. If you're going to be daft about it, why not claim Mavericks (Bullpup's replacement), or more realistically, Hellfires & Stingers?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: seadude on April 21, 2017, 05:10:27 pm
Quote
Airwolf's spec, which appeared in the titles, also claimed that it had ten Bullpup missiles and two Sidewinders. That's a missile load that's bigger than the whole cabin, let alone the three tiny tubes they were supposed to be fired from. Also, why Bullpups? They were obsolete, with a dubious reputation, even when the series was new. If you're going to be daft about it, why not claim Mavericks (Bullpup's replacement), or more realistically, Hellfires & Stingers?

Actually, according to the Airwolf Flight Manual which I have had since 1984, the Airwolf has the following (If you choose to believe it.).
4x  30mm machine guns (2 per wing pod.)
2x  40mm cannons (One per wing pod.)
6x  Hellfire short range air-to-surface missiles
12x  Redeye short range air-to-air missiles
6x  Copperhead long range air-to-surface missiles
4x  Falcon long range air-to-air missiles. Carried 2 to a side in compartments on either side of the central ADF missile pod.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: DogfighterZen on April 21, 2017, 08:29:52 pm
I do like the Airwolf too but i prefer the, IMHO, more aggressive look of the Blue Thunder. The movie is good, i like the plot and the actors, much better than the series, i agree that it was polished up and didn't have the darker side of the movie.
The Aoshima kits are great but a bit too expensive for me, but they are indeed great looking kits, i'd love to have them both but i'll have to keep on dreaming for the time being. :banghead:
And i was never aware that the Airwolf carried so much stuff, that's pretty impressive but it does sound a bit too much... but it doesn't make much difference to me cause i'm a Blue Thunder die-hard fan anyway. ;D  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Weaver on April 21, 2017, 09:32:49 pm
Quote
Airwolf's spec, which appeared in the titles, also claimed that it had ten Bullpup missiles and two Sidewinders. That's a missile load that's bigger than the whole cabin, let alone the three tiny tubes they were supposed to be fired from. Also, why Bullpups? They were obsolete, with a dubious reputation, even when the series was new. If you're going to be daft about it, why not claim Mavericks (Bullpup's replacement), or more realistically, Hellfires & Stingers?

Actually, according to the Airwolf Flight Manual which I have had since 1984, the Airwolf has the following (If you choose to believe it.).
4x  30mm machine guns (2 per wing pod.)
2x  40mm cannons (One per wing pod.)
6x  Hellfire short range air-to-surface missiles
12x  Redeye short range air-to-air missiles
6x  Copperhead long range air-to-surface missiles
4x  Falcon long range air-to-air missiles. Carried 2 to a side in compartments on either side of the central ADF missile pod.

Can't find a video clip of the spec coming up, but if you look at the Wiki page, it seems to have changed between the first and second seasons. It's the first season spec that I'm remembering. I'm still pretty sure it came up on the screen at some point (end credits maybe) and in the pilot episode, Moffat definitely uses a 'Bullpup' to take out an American destroyer.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airwolf_(helicopter)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on April 21, 2017, 10:46:06 pm
I was disappointed that the meaning of JAFO changed between the Blue Thunder Movie and the TV series.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 22, 2017, 02:23:42 am

Received today from Metro Hobbies in the city, one AZ Models 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf 109H-0 Hohenjager.

Really nice kit  :thumbsup:

As regards Air Wolf/Blue Thunder. I have no idea what any of you are talking about  :o Does that prove I'm getting old ?  ;)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Leading Observer on April 22, 2017, 02:40:47 am

Received today from Metro Hobbies in the city, one AZ Models 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf 109H-0 Hohenjager.

Really nice kit  :thumbsup:

As regards Air Wolf/Blue Thunder. I have no idea what any of you are talking about  :o Does that prove I'm getting old ?  ;)

https://youtu.be/zSGbhZhB1i4 (https://youtu.be/zSGbhZhB1i4) Blue Thunder Trailer
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Weaver on April 22, 2017, 03:51:57 am
From S&S Models:

1/72nd Supacat 6x6 ATV

Resin and white metal wargames model. Pretty rough resin that will need some clean-up (no bubbles though) and the wheel detail is very basic. Also the multi-part driver arrived with one arm missing, but I've e-mailed them about that.

1/72nd Peak one-man MG turret

This is the turret that was retro-fitted to some British Army FV432s and S&S sell it as a separate conversion kit in white metal. It's very nice, and will be going onto a British Army M113 in due course... :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 22, 2017, 10:15:49 am
From Ian Allan in Birmingham City Centre [and i'm going to the MK show tomorrow too..............  :wacko: ]

1/72 Italeri B-57B reissue
1/72 Trumpeter J-10
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 22, 2017, 10:41:49 am
In exchange for a Unicraft Mustang FTB, an AZ Spitfire mk IX.

And a bottle of Xtracrylix Medium Green.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Snowtrooper on April 22, 2017, 12:01:57 pm
So, my recent haul (all in 1/72):

From Bungle's stash clearance:
Testors B-2 Spirit - mainly for the SRAM's (which it IRL never carried) to be used in other projects, but the plane itself could be built non-whiffed (already dreading the sanding down of the raised panel lines)
(the following still on the way)
Monogram B-52D - non-whiffed, and if this ever gets built, I might have to scratch a bomb bay, because that "bomb shapes in a plate" is just an insult
Italeri AH-1T - maybe the projected AH-1T+ with shoulder-mounter Sidewinder rails and Hellfires & CBU-57's under the wings
Frog Hawker Hunter - Straight-winged COIN variant "Hawker Harasser", will get the wings and tail surfaces from a Mbox Strikemaster
Frogegawa A-4 Skyhawk - in a crazy camo and less than accurate markings to rile up JMN's, then point out that several PMC's actually operate them in an aggressor role (eg. Draken International, AeroGroup, Discovery Air Defense Services)
Hasegawa F-4E Phantom - since I have a MiG-23 destined for chopping block but not for its wings (nose, intakes, and various other parts for the VG BAC Lightning), maybe VG Phantom?
Airfix Jeep & GMC Truck - fodder for "Vietnam convoy" (yes, probably not entirely accurate in their WW2 form, but "convey the idea" so I don't care)

From LHS:
Italeri XB-70 Valkyrie - the price was right, "missionized" with SIOP or "strategic" camo
Revellobox Beaufighter TF.X - need the rockets for another project (up-armed Walrus in Korea CSAR since early helicopters couldn't handle it), but the base kit could be converted to a "RAF in Vietnam" bird - what if the Firedog Beaus were retained and further modified (gunner's position faired over, regular weapon pylons allowing carriage of bombs and SNEB's)? SEA type camo but with British instead of US colours (eg. Light Earth, Dark Green, Lichen Green uppers, Light Aircraft Grey lowers).

From a local modeling show:
Italeri AH-64 Apache - maybe non-whiffed
Italeri AH-1W SuperCobra - second-hand in open box so it's missing the other turbine intake, will have to scratch it from styrene - OR, fit it with intakes from something else entirely and indeed use this for the "realistic Blue Thunder" (or if we dismiss the idea of a police/CT helicopter-cum-crowd control machine for a military coup, maybe realistic "Thunder Blade" from the classic arcade game which probably just coincidentally looked like 1:1 copy of Blue Thunder)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Weaver on April 22, 2017, 12:56:44 pm
From Bungle's stash clearance:
Testors B-2 Spirit - mainly for the SRAM's (which it IRL never carried) to be used in other projects, but the plane itself could be built non-whiffed (already dreading the sanding down of the raised panel lines)

Those B-2 ATBs I got from him have AGM-86 ALCM shapes in them... :wub:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on April 22, 2017, 10:21:30 pm

Received today from Metro Hobbies in the city, one AZ Models 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf 109H-0 Hohenjager.

Really nice kit  :thumbsup: ...

Yes, You're to blame...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on April 23, 2017, 09:47:40 am
1 x 1/35 AFV Club FV101 CVR(T) Scorpion ;D (ordered 2 but they only had 1 in stock :( )
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kitnut617 on April 23, 2017, 12:22:29 pm
1 x 1/35 AFV Club FV101 CVR(T) Scorpion ;D (ordered 2 but they only had 1 in stock :( )

I've got a 1/35 Scorpion in the stash, never ever going to build it  ----- 

PM me if you're interested
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 23, 2017, 12:38:01 pm
Airfix 1/72 Canberra PR9 and B(I)8 at the MK Show from Richard of the Coventry Club  :thumbsup:

Heller Mirage F1 at the MK Show from Howard of Effingham  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 23, 2017, 01:14:23 pm
A selection of decals for Spitfires, Mosquitos and Lancasters won on ebay.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Rheged on April 23, 2017, 01:18:11 pm
Revellobox Beaufighter TF.X - need the rockets for another project (up-armed Walrus in Korea CSAR since early helicopters couldn't handle it

An up-armed Walrus sounds fascinating!!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on April 23, 2017, 03:07:08 pm
Revellobox Beaufighter TF.X - need the rockets for another project (up-armed Walrus in Korea CSAR since early helicopters couldn't handle it

An up-armed Walrus sounds fascinating!!
If you move the engine to the front you can create the Sea Otter which was based on the Walrus.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on April 23, 2017, 04:54:35 pm
By golly I think I still have a couple of the toys I had of this helo. Of course, these were painted differently.. I don't know if I had an original or not but one I seem to remember was a red Sherrif's thing or something...   They always had extendable/retractable tails.
Matchbox did the extending tail one and, dodging copyright, called it the Mission Copter or something similar. I think it still gets re-issued every other year! There was also a proper diecast Blue Thunder toy which I was insanely jealous of a friend for having.

Italeri XB-70 Valkyrie - the price was right, "missionized" with SIOP or "strategic" camo
Here's one I prepared earlier (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,43154.0.html)  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: martinbayer on April 23, 2017, 11:07:46 pm

Received today from Metro Hobbies in the city, one AZ Models 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf 109H-0 Hohenjager.

Really nice kit  :thumbsup:

As regards Air Wolf/Blue Thunder. I have no idea what any of you are talking about  :o Does that prove I'm getting old ?  ;)

Actually, I rather think that remembering the original Air Wolf/Blue Thunder tv show runs would really show your age (as is the case with me ;D)...

Martin
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 24, 2017, 02:06:29 am
A Matchbox Gloster Gladiator for just EUR 3,- for the stash. I consider an inline engine.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: DogfighterZen on April 24, 2017, 05:05:58 am
Italeri 1/72 F-15E and a few Tamiya paint jars from the LHS.

(http://i.imgur.com/AVvB4vf.jpg)

The F-15 will eventually be converted into a Silent Eagle, much like my Isreali F-15CSE "Skia Baz"... :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Snowtrooper on April 24, 2017, 05:28:17 am
Since the Italeri kit comes with them, remember to activate the outer pylons (Sta1/9)! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 24, 2017, 06:12:18 am
As Paul "the decal Man" wasn't at MK I had to buy a kit to get the markings I want for a project.

So a Revell boxing of the Special Hobby Vampire F Mk.3. New out and Mr Models had a whole pile of them with a couple of £ off  :thumbsup:

The kit it'self will get done as RAF 2nd Tac AF 1946
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: DogfighterZen on April 25, 2017, 02:00:48 pm
Since the Italeri kit comes with them, remember to activate the outer pylons (Sta1/9)! :thumbsup:

This one will be an F-15 Silent Eagle but with the same mods done on my F-15CSE... the F-15ESE?  ;D :thumbsup:

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah318/rui_reis2/IMG_24461.jpg) (http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/rui_reis2/media/IMG_24461.jpg.html)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 26, 2017, 05:32:07 am
Ordered from Airfix on Monday afternoon and delivered this morning  :thumbsup: 1/72 Red Arrows Gnat. I used the gift voucher I got for renewing my Airfix Club membership on this and it will be the recipient of the Finish markings from my SH Gnat F.1 on the basis the Fin's might have had a continuation trainer.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 26, 2017, 08:12:18 am
A solitary bottle of Micro-Sol to sort out the decals on a Mosquito torpedo fighter that I really want to have finished!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Captain Canada on April 26, 2017, 04:38:46 pm
Stopped at Dean's in Owosso, and grabbed a 144th scale Revell E3-A Sentry for 5 bucks, and a Premiere DH Sea Venom FAW21 for 2 dollars ! That one had 2 sets of the white metal parts and 2 vac canopies.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 26, 2017, 11:59:53 pm

 and a Premiere DH Sea Venom FAW21 for 2 dollars ! That one had 2 sets of the white metal parts and 2 vac canopies.


It certainly needs the vacform canopies, the original injection one is a scale foot thick!  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on April 27, 2017, 06:07:52 am
Today arrived my Ace V-100 and SA-22 greyhound from models Ua. Including postage, these cost me 32 quid for both from the Ukraine, not bad if do say so myself. The ACE kit looks very nice, no tonnage of flash like models of old, and lots of nice clean details, also the sprues are now numbered, for those uf us that don't like using the force to build their kits.  Well done ACE!!. The Armoury  SA-22 is one of many many fiddly little parts/bits, and yes, lots of that dreaded photo etch. Spotted some flash on some parts but nothing drastic.....so far. No numbers on sprues, but the instructions are clear and easy to follow, which makes a nice change from other kit manufacturers in that part of the world. Awaiting the other modern wheeled fighting vehicles from ACE now. :thumbsup:
Chris
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on April 28, 2017, 01:45:06 am
Ordered from BNA Models & on their way:

1 x    Tamiya 1/35 British MBT Challenger 2-(Desertised)
1 x    Italeri 1/35 WWII US LVT(A)4
1 x    AFV Club1/35 RAAC Australian Centurion Mk.5/1 Vietnam War
2 x    AFV Club 1/35 British CVR(T) FV107 Scimitar Armoured Recon Vehicle
1 x    Takom 1/35 German Civilian Car with Gas Rockets
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on April 29, 2017, 03:25:19 am
New at my Stash
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg00010y2jczp3wl.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0002nz0pw6ie9c.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0003vb0omjdn2p.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0004a36svpgk08.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0005d25f379uyt.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg00061basndtgoq.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0007zh5mt9iq3y.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0008qw89s4mu5z.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on April 29, 2017, 10:24:44 am
Today at the Scottish Nationals I got

1 x 1/72 Spot on Designs RAE 'Space Fighter' to OR.9001 

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Martin H on April 29, 2017, 11:13:11 am
My Scots nationals additions. (all three of them!)

Amodel 1/72nd Be-10 "Mallow"
Isracast 1/72nd Suffa conversion set.
Revell 1/2700 Imperial star destroyer. (yes that bleedin huge Zvevsda kit)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 29, 2017, 12:36:29 pm
Latest batch of goodies from Uncle Frank:

2x Magna Martin Baker MB3 (means I can do the razorback version, t'other as yet unsure)
1 Magna Bristol 146 (mid war training scheme)
1 set CMR Hurricane 5 spoke wheels
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on April 30, 2017, 04:14:11 am
My Scots nationals additions. (all three of them!)

Amodel 1/72nd Be-10 "Mallow"


May SAM has an interesting build of this by Ken Duffey
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on April 30, 2017, 02:36:57 pm
I have one in the stash, the nose glazing is very similar in shape and size to the gun nose from the Airfix B-25, the one with the hand loaded cannon in. Yes, I will be putting it on  :wacko:
Chris
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on May 01, 2017, 07:41:23 pm
1/72 Falcon triple conversion vacform set;
Lockheed Neptune  AEW.Mk1
Grumman TBM-3W Avenger
Two seater Super Sabre
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on May 01, 2017, 10:59:38 pm
1/72 Falcon triple conversion vacform set;
Lockheed Neptune  AEW.Mk1
Grumman TBM-3W Avenger
Two seater Super Sabre

You mean the P2V-5 Neptune which was not an AEW type even though the UK ones were used in trials as AEW

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on May 02, 2017, 12:09:22 am
Yes that's the one :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on May 03, 2017, 05:12:47 am
Another 1/35 AFV Club FV101 CVR(T) Scorpion on its way from Canada, courtesy of kitnut617

Thanks, Robert! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 03, 2017, 06:54:17 am
Three bottles of Xtracrylix.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kitnut617 on May 03, 2017, 08:14:52 am
Another 1/35 AFV Club FV101 CVR(T) Scorpion on its way from Canada, courtesy of kitnut617

Thanks, Robert! :thumbsup:

No worries  mate!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on May 05, 2017, 09:46:44 am
New at my Stash.
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0003wyle8hq1if.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0002b1cw30xqfu.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on May 05, 2017, 10:35:15 am
Another 1/72 Falcon vacform triple conversion:
Grumman F9F-8P Cougar
Grumman E-1B Tracer
Lockheed Neptune AP-2H
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 05, 2017, 10:38:42 am
Half an Airfix Shackleton from one of the guys on Britmodeller, comprising wings, engines, u/c, doors and props.  This means I can either build my Avro Tudor or another late mark Avro Alston.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 05, 2017, 12:36:57 pm

Half an Airfix Shackleton from one of the guys on Britmodeller, comprising wings, engines, u/c, doors and props.  This means I can either build my Avro Tudor or another late mark Avro Alston.


One can't help but wonder what the supplier is going to do with just the fuselage and tail.........  ;D
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 05, 2017, 12:44:44 pm
He's using it to backdate the Revell AEW2 to the MR2.  There are some who prefer the Revell to the Airfix Shackleton.  The former does have better surface detail, but the Airfix has a more correct shape (the Revell nose is too fat and closer to an MR3) and the Airfix engines are beefier and the kit has better internal detail.  Revell's is somewhat crude by comparision.  Revell does have a better fit but for me, the Airfix kit is better.  I thoroughly enjoyed the one I did, whereas the Revell one I've yet to finish basic assembly.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on May 06, 2017, 03:24:56 am
1/72 Special Hobby CAC CA9 Wirraway.  Probably to be as close to RW as I ever get.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on May 06, 2017, 04:44:52 am
Sword 1/72 Gannet AEW3 re-issue with the resin rear cockpit radar operator compartment.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 06, 2017, 05:36:28 am

Sword 1/72 Gannet AEW3 re-issue with the resin rear cockpit radar operator compartment.


I hope the side door opens or you won't be able to see any of it. Even then it'd be difficult.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on May 06, 2017, 06:56:44 am

Sword 1/72 Gannet AEW3 re-issue with the resin rear cockpit radar operator compartment.


I hope the side door opens or you won't be able to see any of it. Even then it'd be difficult.

You get separate side doors but I think you have to drill and cut out the fuselage halves to add them opened.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 06, 2017, 07:19:04 am

Sword 1/72 Gannet AEW3 re-issue with the resin rear cockpit radar operator compartment.


I hope the side door opens or you won't be able to see any of it. Even then it'd be difficult.

You get separate side doors but I think you have to drill and cut out the fuselage halves to add them opened.

Thanks. Where did you get the kit from please? Big H don't even list them.  :banghead:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 06, 2017, 07:21:33 am
1/72 Special Hobby CAC CA9 Wirraway.  Probably to be as close to RW as I ever get.


Having seen Tony o'Toole's build over on Britmodeller, it's one I'm now considering.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on May 06, 2017, 09:27:17 am

Sword 1/72 Gannet AEW3 re-issue with the resin rear cockpit radar operator compartment.


I hope the side door opens or you won't be able to see any of it. Even then it'd be difficult.

You get separate side doors but I think you have to drill and cut out the fuselage halves to add them opened.

Thanks. Where did you get the kit from please? Big H don't even list them.  :banghead:

Erm Hannants, page 2 of the new arrivals  :thumbsup:

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SW72088SE (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SW72088SE)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 06, 2017, 09:29:39 am

Sword 1/72 Gannet AEW3 re-issue with the resin rear cockpit radar operator compartment.


I hope the side door opens or you won't be able to see any of it. Even then it'd be difficult.

You get separate side doors but I think you have to drill and cut out the fuselage halves to add them opened.

Thanks. Where did you get the kit from please? Big H don't even list them.  :banghead:

Erm Hannants, page 2 of the new arrivals  :thumbsup:

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SW72088SE (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SW72088SE)

Thanks, their pretty useless search engine doesn't find it..................
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 07, 2017, 06:46:08 am

Thanks, their pretty useless search engine doesn't find it..................

I've had some interesting "adventures" with that as well  :angry:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on May 07, 2017, 08:58:45 pm
Wingnut Wings 1/32 Sopwith Pup "RFC". A friend asked for my address the other day and I found this on my doorstep today at lunchtime, complete with a very heartwarming letter. I'm afraid I came over all emotional.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on May 08, 2017, 03:34:44 am
1/72 Special Hobby CAC CA9 Wirraway.  Probably to be as close to RW as I ever get.


Having seen Tony o'Toole's build over on Britmodeller, it's one I'm now considering.

I can't comment on accuracy but in terms of model kit engineering it looks pretty good.  I read a review stating that they downsized their 1/48 version and I can believe it.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 08, 2017, 03:37:16 am
I've heard comment from somewhere that the windscreen is wrong, but I'm still quite tempted.  Desert scheme?
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on May 08, 2017, 04:10:55 am
Which desert?  Down here that'd be mostly red!  ;D
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: James W. on May 08, 2017, 04:25:57 am
Which desert?  Down here that'd be mostly red!  ;D

An RAAF special attack force, operating clandestinely from the Gobi desert* perhaps,& hell-bent on punishing the forces of Nippon from behind?

* Or if that's a bit too fanciful, then a what if - where they share the 'Shangri La' airbase with the USAAF & ROC forces..
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on May 08, 2017, 04:29:34 am
...hell-bent on punishing the forces of Nippon from behind?

 :o :o
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: James W. on May 08, 2017, 04:59:34 am
...hell-bent on punishing the forces of Nippon from behind?

 :o :o

"Indeed! What those Tojo Johnnies really need to remind them who is boss - is a damn good flogging..
After all, we RAAF type Brylcream boys who attended Scotch College et al - well know there is true satisfaction to be had in that..
& likely those slightly built Asiatic coolies'll soon fold up, under the onslaught of a decent Aussie 1st XV-style buggering..
Have at them, chaps! Tally ho!"
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 08, 2017, 05:51:01 am
Wingnut Wings 1/32 Sopwith Pup "RFC". A friend asked for my address the other day and I found this on my doorstep today at lunchtime, complete with a very heartwarming letter. I'm afraid I came over all emotional.

Well done mate, both on getting the kit and what ever you did to earn it  :thumbsup:

Be interested in your take on it as I keep finding myself sorely tempted with splashing out on a Wingnut Wings.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Mossie on May 08, 2017, 08:05:20 am
Me too, if I ever develop the skills to pull off a halfway decent job I'd love to get hold of a Snipe.  Nice pressie Zac. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on May 08, 2017, 11:23:46 am
Today arrived my back ordered Trumpeter 172nd scale JS-7. Kit is quite sparse parts wise as the tracks are one piece with the road wheels etc. This will get a bit of mild modification, and be fitted with a gun stolen from a T-80
Chris.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 08, 2017, 11:31:04 am
Model Alliance Wings and Waves Vol 2 arrived today.  I've got the other sheet but this is the one I wanted, largely for all the HMS Glorious aircraft.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on May 08, 2017, 01:09:05 pm
Well done mate, both on getting the kit and what ever you did to earn it  :thumbsup:

Be interested in your take on it as I keep finding myself sorely tempted with splashing out on a Wingnut Wings.
He's an incredibly positive, encouraging and generous friend. I thought he wanted send me a magazine or something. Long story, but he wanted to help out in a time of real stress and need for my wife and I.

It is absolutely gorgeous and well worth the asking price. I'll be starting it Saturday and have already identified the option to build...but with slight differences to make it eligible to post here!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on May 09, 2017, 12:06:37 am
Anything's eligible to be posted here - it doesn't have to be whiffed ... We can survive the occasional Real World intrusion. ;D
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on May 09, 2017, 01:25:09 am
Anything's eligible to be posted here - it doesn't have to be whiffed ... We can survive the occasional Real World intrusion. ;D

Yes, but I really want to see a heavily whiffed Wingnut Wings kit. :wacko:



Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kitnut617 on May 09, 2017, 08:26:15 am
Well done mate, both on getting the kit and what ever you did to earn it  :thumbsup:

Be interested in your take on it as I keep finding myself sorely tempted with splashing out on a Wingnut Wings.
He's an incredibly positive, encouraging and generous friend. I thought he wanted send me a magazine or something. Long story, but he wanted to help out in a time of real stress and need for my wife and I.

It is absolutely gorgeous and well worth the asking price. I'll be starting it Saturday and have already identified the option to build...but with slight differences to make it eligible to post here!

Zak, you can build and post here anything you want, OOB, RW, Whiff world, anything. I'd like to see you do this as you really want it to be, not just to fit into a particular sector just because you post here.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 09, 2017, 12:21:06 pm
Absolutely agree with Kitnut.

We've had a few real world models on the site before.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on May 09, 2017, 02:23:09 pm
Thanks gents, you're all very kind. It's a beautiful kit with an instruction booklet that'll go on the bookshelf when the build's done (it's just too pretty to throw away). It's a whif only because none of the included schemes appeal but it'll still look like a line RFC aircraft.

If I had the money I do have a handful of WNWWhif ideas... :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on May 12, 2017, 12:40:06 pm
New from JP.
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0001n2fmq4le01.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0002w40n2eg5ly.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0003u93rwqxm7b.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on May 13, 2017, 02:37:08 am
New at my Stash.
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0001l8k6oghaqu.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg00021tg62qhmob.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0003yina0wrjm3.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 13, 2017, 02:37:29 am
I find these purchases fascinating it's a whole genre I wasn't really aware of and didn't know there were so many kits out there covering it. I know the old Modelzone store at Holborn used to have a large section covering this type of thing but haven't seem much else about.

Thanks for opening my eyes to the whole thing  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on May 13, 2017, 02:55:47 am
I find these purchases fascinating it's a whole genre I wasn't really aware of and didn't know there were so many kits out there covering it. I know the old Modelzone store at Holborn used to have a large section covering this type of thing but haven't seem much else about.

Thanks for opening my eyes to the whole thing  :thumbsup:

Sort of gives some ideas of the vast range of stuff from the likes f Japan for Sci-Fi GB as those ships and Mechs could be used for all sorts of stuff
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 13, 2017, 03:05:52 am
I find these purchases fascinating it's a whole genre I wasn't really aware of and didn't know there were so many kits out there covering it. I know the old Modelzone store at Holborn used to have a large section covering this type of thing but haven't seem much else about.

Thanks for opening my eyes to the whole thing  :thumbsup:

Sort of gives some ideas of the vast range of stuff from the likes f Japan for Sci-Fi GB as those ships and Mechs could be used for all sorts of stuff

Yup, I could even be tempted  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: JayBee on May 13, 2017, 04:13:30 am
Just received from the Big H.
2X MiniWings Plastic 1/144 RQ-4B Global Hawk, one USAF and one NATO.
From initial plastic fondling it looks like a nice wee kit.
I am thinking one will have to be British, either RAF or Royal Navy, and maybe the other could be Scottish Air Force, to be used for all sorts of tasks, as should bumbling idiots politicians prevail, and we separate from the UK that is all we would be able to afford.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on May 13, 2017, 07:39:51 am
from ebay

1 x 1/72 Eduard Weekend Edition Spitfire Mk.IXc late version

I intend to buy more partly due to Lee singing its praises but also several builds on other sites. Looks great, tons of spares and there is a possibility of my using this for the one week GB.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 13, 2017, 08:14:22 am
from ebay

1 x 1/72 Eduard Weekend Edition Spitfire Mk.IXc late version

I intend to buy more partly due to Lee singing its praises but also several builds on other sites. Looks great, tons of spares and there is a possibility of my using this for the one week GB.

Gondor

I picked up a couple of the "overtrees boxings" at Telford on the back of what Lee was saying. Superb kit,  you'll enjoy it
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 13, 2017, 08:25:56 am
I actually haven't finished the first of the Eduard Spitfires I've bought, but from little I have done on the first I suggest removing the locator pins on the trailing edges of the wings for a better fit.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on May 13, 2017, 09:23:11 am

I actually haven't finished the first of the Eduard Spitfires I've bought, but from little I have done on the first I suggest removing the locator pins on the trailing edges of the wings for a better fit.


I shall do my best to remember that Lee  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Captain Canada on May 17, 2017, 05:56:25 am
Outside at a neighbours having a beer and one kid is trying to get rid of a box of old toys. Score !

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18447396_10213240464032424_7249263826221703984_n.jpg?oh=e537faa27846191106a48800ce1c843b&oe=59A82EB0)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Rick Lowe on May 18, 2017, 01:32:59 am
Cool score!

Free models is always a Win.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 18, 2017, 08:07:43 am
An Admiral (AZ) Spitfire Vb arrived yesterday from Prague, this being the boxing with the artword of Neville Duke shooting down some beastly Eyeties over Tunisia.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on May 18, 2017, 08:16:59 am
Another 1/35 AFV Club FV101 CVR(T) Scorpion on its way from Canada, courtesy of kitnut617

Thanks, Robert! :thumbsup:

This one arrived today (well, yesterday, now) & is now residing in my stash! ;D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kitnut617 on May 18, 2017, 08:36:46 am
Another 1/35 AFV Club FV101 CVR(T) Scorpion on its way from Canada, courtesy of kitnut617

Thanks, Robert! :thumbsup:

This one arrived today (well, yesterday, now) & is now residing in my stash! ;D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

No worries   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on May 18, 2017, 10:38:28 am
Received today from eBay

Microscale Decal set 72-241 Israeli Air Force Insignia

This purchase was made possible by Thorvic the "Evil Kit Finder General"!!

Not only is he great at finding kits, he's a dab hand at finding books and decals too  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 18, 2017, 11:31:21 am
An Admiral (AZ) Spitfire Vb arrived yesterday from Prague, this being the boxing with the artword of Neville Duke shooting down some beastly Eyeties over Tunisia.

The late Neville is getting pretty famous on box arts these days, the Airfix P-40 is one of his aircraft too.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on May 18, 2017, 04:44:58 pm
I sold a bunch of wargaming minis to finance a couple of models I've been after for a while and used the rest to pay bills and buy groceries (but you guys don't need to see that!):
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/just%20models/8883E57E-9D94-4C1C-A4E7-D4C88EEBC2D2_zpsqfvelzmr.jpg) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/ZacYates/media/just%20models/8883E57E-9D94-4C1C-A4E7-D4C88EEBC2D2_zpsqfvelzmr.jpg.html)

Scalemates says the Endeavour boxart is the original 1962 issue. And I got it for less than AU$50. Wow.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Weaver on May 18, 2017, 05:07:25 pm
From Colin Freightdog's sale:

High Planes 1/72nd IAI Nesher
High Planes 1/72nd IAI Dagger

 :wub:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on May 19, 2017, 02:23:11 am
Good luck rigging the Endeavour Zac.
 :thumbsup:
What scale is it?
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 19, 2017, 07:04:42 am
Good luck rigging the Endeavour Zac.


I remember building the Endeavour when it first came out, or thereabouts anyway. Did it have that "vinyl" rigging that Airfix used to include in some of their sailing ship models ? Can't remember.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on May 19, 2017, 07:38:27 am
That will be an endeavour Zac  :rolleyes:

Hat, coat, exit stage left....


Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 19, 2017, 07:48:59 am
Ariba!! 

Mexican Navy Albatross... 


(http://i.imgur.com/59ljXEd.jpg)

Had to have it!  ;D
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on May 19, 2017, 06:25:28 pm
Did it have that "vinyl" rigging that Airfix used to include in some of their sailing ship models ?
It certainly does!
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/just%20models/04A78364-7DF1-4288-92DD-22368650C51A_zpssxynsjmn.jpg) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/ZacYates/media/just%20models/04A78364-7DF1-4288-92DD-22368650C51A_zpssxynsjmn.jpg.html)
All in one piece, with a cutting template in the instructions. I'm also getting into rigging WW1 models so we'll see...

It's about 1/120 I think but essentially box scale. Here's Cook himself with a scalpel for scale:
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/just%20models/E9046F6D-B5A2-4FDE-8EF1-5B7B5249597C_zpsdup6xdjc.jpg) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/ZacYates/media/just%20models/E9046F6D-B5A2-4FDE-8EF1-5B7B5249597C_zpsdup6xdjc.jpg.html)

Later boxings came with a vacform sheet of unfurled sails. This one only has them all furled, which suits me fine.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kitnut617 on May 19, 2017, 07:12:38 pm
A bit of an aside. Cook discovered Hawaii and claimed it fo Britain.  It was sold (or exchanged) to the USA. The states flag is the only state to have a Union Jack in it.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on May 19, 2017, 08:37:09 pm
I sold a bunch of wargaming minis to finance a couple of models I've been after for a while and used the rest to pay bills and buy groceries (but you guys don't need to see that!):
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/just%20models/8883E57E-9D94-4C1C-A4E7-D4C88EEBC2D2_zpsqfvelzmr.jpg) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/ZacYates/media/just%20models/8883E57E-9D94-4C1C-A4E7-D4C88EEBC2D2_zpsqfvelzmr.jpg.html)

Scalemates says the Endeavour boxart is the original 1962 issue. And I got it for less than AU$50. Wow.

I have some photos, black and white, that I took on the replica in 1999 at the Wooden Boat Show in Pt. Townsend, Washington. I can send you scans if you'd like.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on May 19, 2017, 09:15:01 pm
A bit of an aside. Cook discovered Hawaii and claimed it fo Britain.  It was sold (or exchanged) to the USA. The states flag is the only state to have a Union Jack in it.

Also the only state to have a royal palace.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 20, 2017, 01:59:50 am
Did it have that "vinyl" rigging that Airfix used to include in some of their sailing ship models ?
It certainly does!
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a388/ZacYates/just%20models/04A78364-7DF1-4288-92DD-22368650C51A_zpssxynsjmn.jpg) (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/ZacYates/media/just%20models/04A78364-7DF1-4288-92DD-22368650C51A_zpssxynsjmn.jpg.html)
All in one piece, with a cutting template in the instructions. I'm also getting into rigging WW1 models so we'll see...



That's the stuff. Back when it first came out that rigging was almost impossible to glue with what was generally available. You youngsters don't know how lucky you are with all these "super" glues  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 20, 2017, 02:12:31 am
Hawaii ?

One of my favourite places on the planet. First went in 1982 and have been back many times since. Met my great US friends there and honestly had some of the best times of my life there. However was it ever "owned" by the UK ?

The answer to that is "it's complicated"  ;D. It was a protectorship for a short while and then in the mid 1800's claimed as a British colony for a few months but never really part of the Empire. Was it therefore sold to the US ? Again no. The ruling monarchy was overthrown in a coup organised by US sugar magnates in the 1890's. The Island's were then annexed by the US.

For such a small place it is one of the most complicated time lines I know of  :o Gets even more complicated when your at a Luau with the locals and some of the traditional stories get told  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on May 20, 2017, 02:19:52 am
New at my Stash.
(http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0001j07go6zqm9.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Martin H on May 20, 2017, 11:33:43 am
Received today from eBay

Microscale Decal set 72-241 Israeli Air Force Insignia

This purchase was made possible by Thorvic the "Evil Kit Finder General"!!

Not only is he great at finding kits, he's a dab hand at finding books and decals too  :thumbsup:

Gondor

Dont I know it!
Im sure he's secretly trying to bankrupt me half the time LOL
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on May 21, 2017, 04:58:11 pm
Speaking of rigging, I just got some string from a courier!  ;D x1 100ft roll of black Fine EZ-Line and x1 200m roll of silver/clear knitting-in elastic, both bought direct from Wingnut Wings to rig the Sopwith Pup. I expect to have an interesting weekend at the bench.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on May 22, 2017, 01:04:26 am
Received today from eBay

Microscale Decal set 72-241 Israeli Air Force Insignia

This purchase was made possible by Thorvic the "Evil Kit Finder General"!!

Not only is he great at finding kits, he's a dab hand at finding books and decals too  :thumbsup:

Gondor

Dont I know it!
Im sure he's secretly trying to bankrupt me half the time LOL


Oi I was asked by Gondor and I managed to track down something suitable  :thumbsup:

With you I just do it for fun  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 22, 2017, 05:50:49 am
Speaking of rigging, I just got some string from a courier!  ;D x1 100ft roll of black Fine EZ-Line and x1 200m roll of silver/clear knitting-in elastic, both bought direct from Wingnut Wings to rig the Sopwith Pup. I expect to have an interesting weekend at the bench.

I'll be interested to see how you get on  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on May 22, 2017, 03:38:04 pm
For better or worse there'll be photos on Saturday.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Mossie on May 23, 2017, 04:40:20 am
Revell Star Destroyer, the ickle one.  Bought it to top up the postage on an order (an excuse really, it came more in the end!).  I'll probably use it to practice some paint effects
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on May 23, 2017, 07:19:28 am
Revell Star Destroyer, the ickle one.  Bought it to top up the postage on an order (an excuse really, it came more in the end!).  I'll probably use it to practice some paint effects

So you can do the big one next   :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 24, 2017, 12:32:20 am
A cheap Heller Saab J 29 (seems to have been re-released recently?) and a Trumpeter 1:72 IS-7 tank - a forerunner of the T-10 and the Soviet Union's most heavy battle tank which only made it to prototype hardware stage.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Mossie on May 24, 2017, 03:33:58 am
Revell Star Destroyer, the ickle one.  Bought it to top up the postage on an order (an excuse really, it came more in the end!).  I'll probably use it to practice some paint effects

So you can do the big one next   :wacko:

I'm sorely tempted with the Zvezda kit, especially when I saw it at a reasonable price, although it's the size that puts me off!  Revell do another one that's about 40cm, a bit more handle-able, it's got lights and sound and stuff but otherwise is supposed to be pretty good, means I can play with it too.... :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on May 24, 2017, 08:39:35 am
Revell Star Destroyer, the ickle one.  Bought it to top up the postage on an order (an excuse really, it came more in the end!).  I'll probably use it to practice some paint effects

So you can do the big one next   :wacko:

I'm sorely tempted with the Zvezda kit, especially when I saw it at a reasonable price, although it's the size that puts me off!  Revell do another one that's about 40cm, a bit more handle-able, it's got lights and sound and stuff but otherwise is supposed to be pretty good, means I can play with it too.... :wacko:

Get the Zvezda much nicer and definitely impressive
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Snowtrooper on May 24, 2017, 11:51:50 am
But Revell has the Zvezda reboxing in their this year's catalogue ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on May 24, 2017, 12:23:30 pm
But Revell has the Zvezda reboxing in their this year's catalogue ;)

Yeap came out for the Star Wars 40th last month
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on May 24, 2017, 01:39:36 pm
The Revell Snap-Tite one is a good base for detail work, I've seen a few very impressive ones around the place.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nils on May 26, 2017, 12:08:18 am
bought one stash addition last weekend, forgot to note that:

-KP 1/72 Avia C-2 (Arado Ar.96)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: strobez on May 26, 2017, 07:54:12 pm
I had a bit of an explosion yesterday.  First I ended up snagging a Revell boxing of the old Monogram 1/72 F7F-3 Tigercat off eBay for $3.50 and was both surprised and then pleasantly surprised when shipping quote was $37 and then I got at $27 refund.

Then I ended up snagging an Ace boxing of the Revell 1/72 Voodoo F-101B for $7 (and a long subway ride) off the MMZ site (http://mmzone.co.kr the Mecca of Korean scale modelling).

On the way home, I stopped off at a shop I've never been to before and walked out with a couple of ancient Academy 1/72 F6F-3 Hellcats (including the "Princeton" markings one) for $5 each, a 1/72 Meng Fiat G.91 for $20 (which is $15 cheaper than I've seen it elsewhere) and a $20 boxing of a Hasegawa Macross Super Valkyrie VF-1A in 1/72.

All in all, a fun day at the races.   :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 27, 2017, 01:39:59 am
I like that old Monogram/Revell Tigercat  :thumbsup: Takes you back to when kits were nice and simple, although it was probably considered the height of sophistication at the time ? It builds up nicely and I've another one still in the stash ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on May 27, 2017, 01:55:40 am
I picked up the recent Academy re-boxing of the Banshee in 72nd, which has the USN gull grey schemes along with the two RCN squadrons.

Also had delivered the Kit World decal sheet for the early Test and Evaluation Buccaneers S2's four in Naval schemes and one in RAF, includes the Martel test bed and later weapons test bed from Spalding Moor. Handy for real and for Whif potential for alternative test beds  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nils on May 27, 2017, 10:28:00 am
new additions gotten north of the border  :mellow:

-Italeri 1/72 Su-34 Fullback (with WHIF Indian AF decals)
-Revell 1/72 DH Vampire F.Mk.3
-Revell 1/72 Gotha Go.229
-Revell 1/144 Embraer E190
-Zvezda 1/100 El Chupacabra (Gee Bee) and Rochelle from Disney Planes
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on May 27, 2017, 12:53:32 pm
Bought in Hobby Craft today

1/72 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 Starter Set to end up as a real world build with metal wings from Ally Cat and decals for 303 Sqn.

Gondor
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on May 28, 2017, 02:49:12 am
-Italeri 1/72 Su-34 Fullback (with WHIF Indian AF decals)...

Jealous.

I went to Ballarat NNL and it was frikkin' cold.  To warm myself up I partook of the swap and sell and acquired a Revell Messerschmitt 1099 B/1 (turboprops?) and an Italeri Piasecki H-21 gunship (no idea but zenrat industries have no choppers yet).
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 28, 2017, 03:40:47 am

...... and an Italeri Piasecki H-21 gunship (no idea but zenrat industries have no choppers yet).


Ooooh, BAGS if Whiffability there! Turboshafts? MUCH bigger rotors? Ramp at the back now the socking great radial isn't in the middle any more?
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on May 28, 2017, 04:30:32 am
I like the idea of radial engines.  Two to be precise, in pods like on a CH-37.
But we'll see.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on May 28, 2017, 05:15:07 am


I went to Ballarat NNL and it was frikkin' cold. 

Define cold ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Rheged on May 28, 2017, 07:17:55 am


I went to Ballarat NNL and it was frikkin' cold. 

Define cold ?

Well, it could be warmer......roll shirt sleeves down

A bit chilly.....need a sweater

cold...where's my fleece

very cold...I'm sure I had a scarf somewhere

downright perishing......ice floes forming in your beer

rrrrridiculous....sling more logs in the woodburner and stay indoors

Absolute Zero......Geordie lasses in the Bigg Market on a Saturday night start wearing cardigans.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 28, 2017, 08:38:40 am


I went to Ballarat NNL and it was frikkin' cold. 

Define cold ?

Well, it could be warmer......roll shirt sleeves down

A bit chilly.....need a sweater

cold...where's my fleece

very cold...I'm sure I had a scarf somewhere

downright perishing......ice floes forming in your beer

rrrrridiculous....sling more logs in the woodburner and stay indoors

Absolute Zero......Geordie lasses in the Bigg Market on a Saturday night start wearing cardigans.

Minnesota cold.......Feet freeze to the ground if you stop walking.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: JayBee on May 28, 2017, 08:53:39 am
Absolute Zero........Hell freezes over.

Somewhere below that...............Ayr United wins the Scottish FA Cup ( feel free to substitute whatever team and sport you wish),  :wacko:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on May 29, 2017, 04:49:01 am
It's all relative guys.  Frikkin cold = 10C.  That's almost in single figures!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nils on May 29, 2017, 12:05:23 pm
arrived in the post today rfom Retrokit:

-2 x 1/144 F-104A/C Converson sets
-1 x 1/144 Orpheus recce pod
-1 x 1/144 Skyh@rt Rafale B/C/M decals
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Rick Lowe on May 30, 2017, 01:58:15 am
It's all relative guys.  Frikkin cold = 10C.  That's almost in single figures!

Yup, not too warm a'tall... but imagine the 'Joys' of a Wellington Winter...
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on May 30, 2017, 02:04:38 am
It's all relative guys.  Frikkin cold = 10C.  That's almost in single figures!

Yup, not too warm a'tall... but imagine the 'Joys' of a Wellington Winter...

Sorry, but no, I refuse to.  I hate being cold.  It makes me depressed.  Why people get excited about winter I have no idea.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Rick Lowe on May 30, 2017, 02:07:24 am
It's all relative guys.  Frikkin cold = 10C.  That's almost in single figures!

Yup, not too warm a'tall... but imagine the 'Joys' of a Wellington Winter...

Sorry, but no, I refuse to.  I hate being cold.  It makes me depressed.  Why people get excited about winter I have no idea.

Oh, quite agree...sorry, I had the 'sarcasm emotiface' stuck on there...  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on May 30, 2017, 03:31:39 am
Saturday I found in a charity shop, a 1/72nd scale Hasegawa Mig-25, and an airfix shorts skyvan. got both for 3 quid each. Already have both in the stash so, the skyvan could get made longer, with bigger wings and engines too, The Mig, could be a real world project, but for the cartel, and be a very fast wild weasel version carrying KH-31 missiles, instead of the 4 R-40's. Camo paint scheme s per my Mig-31 Strike hound.
Chris. 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on May 30, 2017, 02:23:18 pm
Picked up an ebay purchase today

1 x 1/72 scale Eduard Spitfire Mk.XVI Dual Combo Limited Edition

Gondor
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 30, 2017, 03:29:30 pm
Have some stuff on pre-order from MJW Models for collection at the Northern Model Show on sunday:

Eduard Spitfire XVIe dual combo
Eduard Spitfire XVIe bubbletop post war (x3)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on May 30, 2017, 09:11:56 pm
I just received a Special Hobby 1/72 FMA IA-58A Pucara "Falkland War" after finding it online for quite cheap. It will be built RW as I've always had a soft spot for the FAA Pucaras in their wartime camo and, of course, it's the 35th anniversary this year. Ages ago I had the Airfix boxing but sold it as it was too daunting: I feel up to it now.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on May 30, 2017, 10:46:58 pm
Good news today.  HLJ e-mailed me to say they have finally got the backordered Su-34 (Tamiya rebox of Italeri plastic) I had ordered about six months ago.  I'd given up on ever getting this.  It's gone up slightly due to the exchange rate changing but it's still a bargain even with shipping.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Chris Payne on May 31, 2017, 12:36:31 pm
Picked up this little beauty in Berlin last week.

(http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u589/falcon3-photos/CPC_zpskue9yrdc.jpg) (http://s1323.photobucket.com/user/falcon3-photos/media/CPC_zpskue9yrdc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on May 31, 2017, 01:19:50 pm
I think I "reacted" to that with the love heart emoji on Facebook, Chris. That reaction is still valid. What a cool little thing!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 31, 2017, 01:38:48 pm
It's a good thing they didn't include the checkpoint on the other side of the Wall, it was VAST! Maybe 20 times as big as the American hut. The model would have been a yard square at least.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Chris Payne on May 31, 2017, 02:49:06 pm
It's a good thing they didn't include the checkpoint on the other side of the Wall, it was VAST! Maybe 20 times as big as the American hut. The model would have been a yard square at least.

Agreed. This pic shows the removal of the final incarnation of the Checkpoint Charlie hut in 1990.
The vast building behind was the East German border checkpoint which took quite a bit longer to remove.
(http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u589/falcon3-photos/CPC02_zpsom4ssbjo.jpg) (http://s1323.photobucket.com/user/falcon3-photos/media/CPC02_zpsom4ssbjo.jpg.html)
(http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u589/falcon3-photos/Checkpoint%20Charlie%20Removal_zpsou0fmqgx.jpg) (http://s1323.photobucket.com/user/falcon3-photos/media/Checkpoint%20Charlie%20Removal_zpsou0fmqgx.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 01, 2017, 03:58:48 am
They just released this a couple days ago. I can't WAIT to get it. I'm throwing everything else off the workbench when this arrives and starting immediately.

I got it for $25 total. A lot of the other people selling it want $50 or more. I considered ordering a bunch and re selling them but I ain't got the time for all that. Now, I just hope it GETS here from Japan. Things coming from that far get lost in transit some time.

(http://i.imgur.com/U1LKEO4.jpg)


While I was at it, I also picked this doo-dad up:
(http://i.imgur.com/Zq3NwWu.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on June 01, 2017, 04:53:34 am
I got one of those Mitsubishi's.  They are now boxed under the Arii brand.
IME Arii kits fit pretty well, detail is a bit faint and they are made from an odd matt finished plastic.
The L3M1 looks pretty good in the box but i've not tried any bits together yet.  My version has lots of extra parts including all the glazing for the bomber.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 01, 2017, 05:47:45 am
I can remember going to BMW's in Wimbledon and seeing all those origional Japanese imported brands like LS etc. Real eye openers at the time but you needed to be wary re scale as a fair few were 1/75th. Some were even odder and I swear were 1/96th or so ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 01, 2017, 07:45:02 am
Didn't some of the LS and Bandai kits come with optional transparent fuselages Chris?

I can recall at least one Japanese twin engined bomber kit that came like that but I have no idea what type it was.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on June 01, 2017, 11:15:28 am
A couple of additions today, one a rescue from the local sorting office and the other a neighbour looked after for me

1 x 1/72 Airfix BAC Jet Provost off ebay. Got it cheap as the decals are damaged though looking at them I can hardly see the reason why. No matter it's going with the other five I have to become a Strike Master in foreign livery  ;D

1 x 1/72 Academy Hawker Typhoon Mk.1B To be re-engined with a BMW801 and put in captured markings so the engine can be used with something else.....

Gondor
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 01, 2017, 12:35:45 pm
I can remember going to BMW's in Wimbledon and seeing all those origional Japanese imported brands like LS etc. Real eye openers at the time but you needed to be wary re scale as a fair few were 1/75th. Some were even odder and I swear were 1/96th or so ?

I have one of those. 1963 Oscar.  It's a shame.. whoever had it started it, and was doing good work (making individual exhaust fin thingies out of plastic card, etc) but now that I have it, there're no windscreen and canopy. Distant plans for it will be some kitbashing.... do a little swapping of parts... put the wings on something else and blah blah then the 1/75 won't matter.   ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/kRG97ha.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on June 01, 2017, 01:24:01 pm
I love that the Oscar has the price printed on it - that's really, really good value for money!  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on June 01, 2017, 03:24:33 pm
Didn't some of the LS and Bandai kits come with optional transparent fuselages Chris?

I can recall at least one Japanese twin engined bomber kit that came like that but I have no idea what type it was.

Yep, the various versions of the Ki 67 Heavy Bomber for one,
including the Ki 109 Heavy Fighter variant with 75mm cannon.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 02, 2017, 07:09:49 am
Didn't some of the LS and Bandai kits come with optional transparent fuselages Chris?

I can recall at least one Japanese twin engined bomber kit that came like that but I have no idea what type it was.

Yep, the various versions of the Ki 67 Heavy Bomber for one,
including the Ki 109 Heavy Fighter variant with 75mm cannon.

I'd completely forgotten about that it was so long ago, but yes they dd. We had a next door neighbour (actually downstairs) when I was a kid and he had a huge collection of "1/72" Japanese WWII aircraft. I was about 7 or 8 so 1960'ish. Unfortunately he moved before I really got into modelling seriously but the memory has stayed with me ever since. He got me the Pyro Winchester rifle one Xmas and showed me how to get a grain effect on the stock using toilet paper  ;) Happy and simpler days.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on June 02, 2017, 09:22:36 am
It appears my aircraft-buying deviation is officially over & I'm buying armour, like I should! ;D

1/35 British Heavy Tank FV214 Conqueror Mk.I (Amusing Hobbies)
1/35 British Main Battle Tank Chieftain Mk.11 (Takom)
1/35 British Humber Scout Car MK.I w/Twins K-Gun (D-Day) (Bronco)

They all look great in the box! :thumbsup:

Big tanks - I'd forgotten just how big the Chieftain is & the Conqueror looks to be even bigger - & the Humber's tiny! :o
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 03, 2017, 12:57:58 pm
Collected the trio of mk XVIes - two had broken fuselages, the break being in the starboard half engine cowling.  However, they had replacement fuselage SPRUES, which is fantastic because that means a complete fuselage and wing assembly, and given the sheer volume of spares in the Eduard kit, means I have two for the price of one, albeit with a small amount of resin casting on my part and using some Falcon canopy sets for part of the glazing.

The break in the cowling is also quite clean, meaning it's very fixable.

Result!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on June 04, 2017, 07:25:36 am
Yesterday I had delivered from the Wonderland Revel sale

2 x 1/72 MiG-21 early versions. These may or may not be real life

Gondor
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 04, 2017, 10:37:17 am
Other additions from Wor Show:

Eduard Spitfire mk IX "Royal Combo" - bargain price of £40 and was the one that I couldn't get from Models for Sale at 'uddersfield due to running out of wadge.  VERY surprised that no one else bought it because it's a steal at that price!
Eduard Spitfire mk XVIe Dual Combo - on order from MJW
Benes-Mraz Be-50 Beta Minor - looks a bit like a Magister but with a trousered u/c.  Came with German markings but will go Czech post war.
(http://s22.postimg.org/mjwkxskdd/Foto_Kolmann_Petr_4.jpg)

From Narses:
CMR Seafire mk XV
CME Seafire F.46

I have to be honest and say that there was nothing that really grabbed me at the show.  Okay, the Royal Combo was snaffled as soon as I saw it - actually, I was looking to see if they had it and pounced - but although there were things I would have liked to have bought and normally would have, this time I just held back.  Falcon spotted a pair of Airfix PR19 Spits bagged for a few quid each and I put them back.  I have more than enough, even to use as donor kits.  Likewise a similarly priced Frog/Novo Attacker.  What is wrong with me?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Chris Payne on June 04, 2017, 12:18:49 pm
Back from the North Show @ North Shields. A few new additions to the stash today.

(http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u589/falcon3-photos/18926352_1312866208792006_1739357429_o_zpsqnjyouq3.jpg) (http://s1323.photobucket.com/user/falcon3-photos/media/18926352_1312866208792006_1739357429_o_zpsqnjyouq3.jpg.html)

Bargain of the day was the Spit PR.XIX with the Kits World decal sheet and a tin of Humbrol PRU Blue all for £10.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 05, 2017, 06:47:12 am
From the Northern Show yesterday, all 1/72

Sword Ki-102. The fighter version. I'll add some aces markings to it, but otherwise out of the box.

AZ Me 109 G-0, the butterfly tail version. Second one in the stash and will probably be Italian. I have a transfer sheet full of Italian 109 options in the collection.

MPM boxing of the Academy P-39 (P-400) USAAC markings. I've built at least 5 of these in wif markings and it's a nice enjoyable build. Just fancy a real world one.

Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 05, 2017, 01:24:24 pm
It would appear that I've won another Eduard Spitfire mk XVIe dual combo on evilbay.  Even with postage, still less than retail.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on June 06, 2017, 08:14:00 pm
I had a few dollars spare after covering bills etc recently so splashed (lol) out on a Revell reboxing of the Pit-Road 1/700 HMS Sheffield, purely because it was cheap and I have a feeling I'll want to build Coventry after reading Four Weeks in May. I'm looking at doing my first ship dio with it but don't expect to see anything anytime soon.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 07, 2017, 03:03:51 am
I didn't realise Revell were re-boxing Pit-Road Zac, cheers for the heads up  :thumbsup:

I think seascapes are some of the most difficult things to replicate. Best of luck
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on June 07, 2017, 05:08:55 am
I didn't realise Revell were re-boxing Pit-Road Zac, cheers for the heads up  :thumbsup:

I think seascapes are some of the most difficult things to replicate. Best of luck

Actually Revell re-boxed the Dragon kits after they bought them from Pitroad, the Spruance, Tico, and OHP, and Charles F Adams kits were also passed over to Dragon and re-boxed by Revell but the Invincible's were Dragon's own tooling but used the NATO equipment sprue they picked up with the Type 42s.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on June 07, 2017, 01:42:02 pm
^^ what he said. This boxing's from 1996! Has the full hull and base included, luckily for me.

When you see photos of the Coventry sinking the sea appears fairly mild, so hopefully an easier option for me.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on June 07, 2017, 02:08:09 pm
Following Weavers 1 week build I decided to pickup an Emhar Fury off eBay as it suggested another idea to me that I might be able to explore when I get the time  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: sandiego89 on June 07, 2017, 03:28:40 pm
Oh, boy I was excited to walk into my hobby shop and see these two beauties on the bargain table!

FROG Shak- can never have enough contra-props!  Barely started, $10

TFX (pre F-111A/B) kit, note both noses!  Yes I know there are accuracy issues, and don't get me started on the triple plow debate Kit!, but always wanted one.  Complete, unstarted.  $7. 

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa360/sandiego89/DSCF1605_zpsylhhc1wr.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 07, 2017, 03:41:32 pm

Yes I know there are accuracy issues, and don't get me started on the triple plow debate Kit!, [/u ]but always wanted one. 


Hehehe, this one will run and run.  ;D

That's a very good find, I've not seen one for years now, and it's a lovely kit to build too.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kitnut617 on June 07, 2017, 03:59:21 pm

Yes I know there are accuracy issues, and don't get me started on the triple plow debate Kit!, [/u ]but always wanted one. 


Hehehe, this one will run and run.  ;D

That's a very good find, I've not seen one for years now, and it's a lovely kit to build too.  :thumbsup:

I've got one in the stash too ---
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 07, 2017, 11:35:30 pm
A Revell (ex Matchbox) 1:700 HMS Tiger. I might try my skills on ships, sooner or later...  :o

Further additions: a Rogosarski IK-3 (Admiral) and a vintage AMT Klingon Cruiser kit. Just EUR 5,-, I could not resist. No real plan for it yet, but the SF GB will come along sooner or later.  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on June 08, 2017, 10:57:05 am
I received an ebay purchase today

1 x 1/72 Sword Lightning T.Mk.5 which will end up getting converted into a naval version

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: strobez on June 09, 2017, 07:11:40 pm
I hummed and hawed over it, but decided to grab a HobbyCraft 1/72 Skyraider.  Was trying to decide if I wanted to hold out for the Hasegawa offering, but finally couldn't argue with the price difference.

I also ended up picking up a MiG-21 (Academy) and a B-1 bomber (Lindbergh) in 1/144.  I usually only go for 1/72 kits, but have seemed to pick up a few 1/144 lately.  I'm not sure why... cheap? Quick to build? I dunno...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: seadude on June 10, 2017, 06:39:08 pm
Went to my annual model club's auction today. Unfortuneately, I didn't bid on much as I was very limited on funds. :(  But I did come away with an old 1/48 scale Testor U-2C spyplane that I wanted for my stealth aircraft collection. Though I'll probably whif it instead into an armed U-2 with air-to-air or air-to-surface missiles. If I'm not too mistaken, I think Lockheed did propose such a version to the Air Force back in the 60's or 70's, didn't they? Didn't somebody also on the forums here build an armed U-2? I can't seem to find it.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Snowtrooper on June 11, 2017, 02:19:51 pm
Didn't somebody also on the forums here build an armed U-2? I can't seem to find it.
Yes. Right here (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,42895.0.html).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: seadude on June 11, 2017, 07:17:27 pm
Didn't somebody also on the forums here build an armed U-2? I can't seem to find it.
Yes. Right here (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,42895.0.html).

Ah, ok, now I remember. ;)  Maybe I'll do a Navy version instead with underwing Harpoon anti-ship missiles.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on June 12, 2017, 02:06:33 am
Back from Model Expo.

<big breath>
Matchbox Fokker D.XXI with a second Russian (manufacturer unclear) Fokker D.XXI in the box (bought mainly because I had never seen one by Matchbox)
Hasegawa Morane Saulnier MS.406 (Finnish)
Hasegawa Grumman F11F-1 Tiger
Hasegawa MiG 21 (Early - Egyptian or Ugandan)
Academy Cessna A-37B (RoK Black Eagles display team)
Hasegawa North American F-86F Sabre (JASDF)
Hasegawa Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk. 1a (missing the spinner so it will HAVE to be whiffed)
Hasegawa Kawanishi Type94-1
Hasegawa Grumman F6F-3/5 Hellcat
Airfix DHC Chipmunk T.10
Pioneer 2 Yakovlev Yak 15
Italeri Kamov Ka-50 Hokum
Hasegawa Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat (bagged)
Monogram Bell "Huey Chopper" Snaptite (bagged)
Airfix Sikorsky SH-3D Sea King (bagged)
Italeri Republic RF-84F Thunderjet (bagged - Italian, Belgian)
Hasegawa Aircraft weapons set 2 (guided bombs and gun pods)
MiG 21 decal set by HDL giving Soviet, Ukrainian, Polish, Yugoslav, Croatian and East German markings.
All 1/72 obviously and all the boxed Hasegawa kits are "box art & font" boxing except the Morane Saulnier.


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 12, 2017, 06:47:51 am
Some nice buys there Fred  :thumbsup: The Ms 406 and F11F-1 in particular are enjoyable quick builds.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 12, 2017, 07:06:41 am
From Fenwick's in Newcastle Airfix 1/72 Typhoon (Hawker) starter set. Just felt like it after I saw it whilst buying a teddy bear for the latest addition to the "Clan".
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Chris Payne on June 12, 2017, 09:58:30 am
Popped into see Geoff B today whilst doing my rounds.

Ended up with a few more additions to the stash.

PJ Productions 1/72 Hawker Hunter T.7/T.8/T.68 conversion set.
Revell 1/72 Dassault Breguet Atlantique 1 - This will be done as the one I saw recently at former RAF Gatow.
(http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u589/falcon3-photos/31961205636_e2d98373bf_b_zpstwib6eqo.jpg) (http://s1323.photobucket.com/user/falcon3-photos/media/31961205636_e2d98373bf_b_zpstwib6eqo.jpg.html)

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 12, 2017, 10:33:36 am

Revell 1/72 Dassault Breguet Atlantique 1 - This will be done as the one I saw recently at former RAF Gatow.
(http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u589/falcon3-photos/31961205636_e2d98373bf_b_zpstwib6eqo.jpg) (http://s1323.photobucket.com/user/falcon3-photos/media/31961205636_e2d98373bf_b_zpstwib6eqo.jpg.html)


That's a LONG way from the ocean!  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Chris Payne on June 12, 2017, 10:51:46 am

Revell 1/72 Dassault Breguet Atlantique 1 - This will be done as the one I saw recently at former RAF Gatow.
(http://i1323.photobucket.com/albums/u589/falcon3-photos/31961205636_e2d98373bf_b_zpstwib6eqo.jpg) (http://s1323.photobucket.com/user/falcon3-photos/media/31961205636_e2d98373bf_b_zpstwib6eqo.jpg.html)


That's a LONG way from the ocean!  :o

Just a bit. It's last flight was back in May 2005 into the museum. Half the runway at Gatow has since given way to housing.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on June 12, 2017, 10:56:17 am
After Chris's visit to Gatow  Museum and seeing the photo's I had a feeling he would be doing some inspired builds so offered up the Atlantique as I knew I had a spare one with the special schemes  :thumbsup:

The Postie arrived just as Chris was parking up  ;D, and he had an Airfix Sea King AEW. Its not a great kit but the decals are nice and some of the features will be used on the new HAR3 gift set kit to do the RN HAS5.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Steel Penguin on June 12, 2017, 12:16:12 pm
well I fell from the wagon today.
after this weekends Dr Who a box of warlord games / empress British Line infantry 28mm plastics, Zulu war era, or in this case. Mars  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 12, 2017, 02:54:07 pm
Man, I'm going to get in trouble if I can't get away from eBay soon. Done dipped off into my business bank account last week and started spending my overhead money on model kits.  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Anyway, I managed to get a good deal at least, right at $35, shipping and all, and got both these factory sealed bad boys. Couldn't help myself... man collecting these kits is like an addiction.  These kits are large!!  Big ol' boxes. Anyway, they showed up safe and sound. There is a 1/72 Boeing 707 listed from the same feller but it's already up around $60 so I DEFINITELY need to leave that one alone.. 

(http://i.imgur.com/mKnQ4tu.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/VVyJ482.jpg)

Time to go hustle up some lawns to mow.  :rolleyes: ;D



EDIT:  The 1/72 Heller Boeing 707 went for right at $70!!   Man, what a glorious kit!!  I hope they build it it instead of letting it sit.


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on June 12, 2017, 11:02:53 pm
Two 1/72 Magna Models;
Kit No 9372 Tomashevich I-110
Kit No 5672 Martin Baker MB3
Spare and repair 1/96 Victor B1; broken tail, wheels missing, under carriage damaged and looks weathered by being left up in a loft.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on June 13, 2017, 11:14:31 am
New at my Stash.
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0001ip51kstweu.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0002tcxfmizak1.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg000386rukypvq7.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg00045lkbhwmtqc.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0005u8gmf1ndvs.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0006snu6i1er2m.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
(http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/comprimg0007kvzmaxdi2l.jpg) (http://www.fotos-hochladen.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 13, 2017, 12:54:18 pm
Planning to build a few tanks then?  ;D ;D ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 14, 2017, 05:06:40 am
Planning to build a few tanks then?  ;D ;D ;) ;) ;)

Including a couple of BIG ones.  ;D Nice additions  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 14, 2017, 05:07:32 am
well I fell from the wagon today.
after this weekends Dr Who a box of warlord games / empress British Line infantry 28mm plastics, Zulu war era, or in this case. Mars  :thumbsup:

Thought you might succumb  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on June 14, 2017, 05:12:16 am
Picked up from Hannants Specials offers the Special Hobby Fairey Fulmar MK.1, nice addition to my FAA collection as half price and more refined than the Airfix boxings of the Vista kit I already have (ideal for Whif ), also got a couple of the ModelDecal Phantom sheets fro Grey and Camo aircraft as stock items  :thumbsup:

Postie also delivered the Gwylan Models 1/700 Admiral Gorshkov wich I have been waiting for 12 mths to be re-issued, and still worth the wait  :mellow:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 14, 2017, 09:42:05 am
From Uncle Frank:

1 Eduard Spitfire mk IX "Royal Combo" - this makes 7 and this one was little more than 40 notes.  It's good value at it's correct price, but £40 is a steal!
2 Magna Martin Baker MB2 - want to give one a Merlin power egg from a Lancaster and possibly retractable u/c
2 Attack Squadron Two stage Merlin sets
2 Pavla Hunter F6 upgrade sets - largely for the canopies, which are going on a pair of Hornets.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on June 14, 2017, 11:25:29 am
Planning to build a few tanks then?  ;D ;D ;) ;) ;)
Yes I doe It, because I love this Big German monsters.  ;D
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 14, 2017, 05:42:45 pm
I've won a Testors "Heroes of the Sky" Spitfire mk I on ebay.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272707161702?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Not surprising given my track record, really, is it?  No.  But what I really want to know is - who's kit is it?  I know whose it isn't - Revell, Italeri, Hobbyboss, Tamiya, Airfix, Frog, PM, Heller/Smer.  Definitely none of those.  Searching on the web got this sprue shot of the same kit in a double boxing with a 109, which doesn't look too bad either.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/nUAAAOSwNRdX3aBX/s-l1600.jpg)

Anyway, I'll hopefully have it by Monday...
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on June 15, 2017, 12:39:02 am

2 Attack Squadron Two stage Merlin sets


So how are thee sets have they got the right length & shape by any chance ?
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 15, 2017, 12:58:32 am
Beautifully cast and look to be bang on the money.  Except by the time you've shelled out for these and the Tamiya Mosquito of choice, it'll cost teh same as teh forthcoming Special Hobby two stage Mosquito.  Unless you're mental, my advice is to wait.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 15, 2017, 01:31:04 am
forthcoming Special Hobby two stage Mosquito.  Unless you're mental, my advice is to wait.

Now that's a forthcoming kit I wasn't aware of. Good news, especially if it's up to the same quality as their recent Gnats and Mirage F.1's  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 15, 2017, 04:19:49 pm
I think it's still the old tool; I'd have to compare it to my other kit which is definitely the old tool, but it LOOKS like the old tool. Scalemates has a weird gap in the timeline graphic which makes it unclear, so I'm not entirely sure, but I'm alright with that because I  :wub: :wub: :wub: this airplane!! 

The just released F-20 Shin Kazama by Hasegawa:


(http://i.imgur.com/xXq1cJP.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on June 16, 2017, 01:30:47 am
Yeah there is only the one 1/72nd Tigershark and that the Hasegawa kit, There's a new 1/48th kit with also has the two seater boxing
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 16, 2017, 05:49:42 am
Thanks! Well that's a bummer, but I wasn't expecting a new tool after all so not too disappointed. I definitely had a wave of Deja Vu pass over when I picked up the bag of plastic and looked at it.  ;D   All that said, it sure looks nice... I haven't built one before, but the looks of it have me feeling pretty good about the whole affair. I didn't see any flash anywhere, the detail looks nice but not over done, etc. Didn't test the fitment and no clue the accuracy but I guess I'll know soon enough..  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on June 19, 2017, 12:46:30 pm
Impulse buy another Mach2 Sud Caravelle.
The seats will be used on different builds.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on June 21, 2017, 10:29:40 am
Picked up from the local postal sorting office

1 x 1/72 High Planes Models Grumman TBM-3W Avenger AEW (USN & JMSDF) to become FAA

1 x 1/72 Freightdog BAC Lightening VG Conversion for my Sword Lightening T5 to become an FAA machine

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on June 21, 2017, 11:55:32 am
At last the Airfix Bristol 192 Belvedere
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 22, 2017, 02:27:39 am
After years of (rather passive) hunting I eventually got hands on a Hasegawa 1:72 MU-2 at a reasonable price.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on June 22, 2017, 02:32:13 am
New at my stash.
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170622/rmvf7yq9.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170622/hw3uertx.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170622/6ksmecx2.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on June 22, 2017, 04:20:03 am
After years of (rather passive) hunting I eventually got hands on a Hasegawa 1:72 MU-2 at a reasonable price.

Which one?  J or S?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 22, 2017, 06:56:33 am
Good question. I think it's the S (the SAR aircraft).
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on June 23, 2017, 03:52:46 am
The shorter one then.
For reasons known only to Hasegawa it comes with a Jeep.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Rheged on June 23, 2017, 04:31:25 am
For reasons known only to Hasegawa it comes with a Jeep.

It's probably the result of an internal competition within Hasegawa's staff to up the part count of their kits.......unless anyone has a better reason.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on June 23, 2017, 04:34:43 am
My stash is about to grow again!

From BNA Models;

1 x    1/48 Vought F-8E Crusader [Limited Edition] (Eduard)
1 x    1/350 Tarantul III Corvette (874) (Resin kit) (Orange Hobby)
1 x    1/350 USS "Fort Worth" LCS-3 (Bronco)
1 x    1/72 McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle (Academy)
1 x    1/72 Lockheed-Martin F-16CJ Block 50 Fighting Falcon w/Full Equipment & Pilot (Tamiya)

Aircraft & boats? Where's the armour? :unsure:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nils on June 23, 2017, 07:57:03 am
just ordered a bunch of  new decals today :)

from RetroKit's Decals clearance sale (all 1/144)

-A-6 Intruder, VA-75 Sunday Punchers 1974-78
-JASDF F-22 Raptor
-F-16AM Solo Display 2007-2008, Belgian AF
-P-38 Lightning RoCAF

and from DACO Decals:

-3 x 1/72 Agusta A109 decal sheets  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 23, 2017, 08:43:26 am
Collected the Pavla Canberra PR9 cockpit upgrade for the 1/72 Airfix kit from 'Models for Sale' today. What a wondrous bit of resin moulding it is, I'm seriously impressed.

It'll be a RW build of course, of XH131, 'My Canberra', aboard which I was privileged to sit last month.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 24, 2017, 02:19:59 am
Collected the Pavla Canberra PR9 cockpit upgrade for the 1/72 Airfix kit from 'Models for Sale' today. What a wondrous bit of resin moulding it is, I'm seriously impressed.



I've got a few Pavla sets and I'm always impressed by the quality of the moulding. The down side is that some of the parts are extremely fragile, especially when you have support struts moulded in resin. I'm currently planning using one of their weapons sets but I think the struts will need replacing somehow  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on June 24, 2017, 05:09:55 am
Collected from the post office, the Hasegawa 1/700 JMSDF DDH184 Kaga, and revised version of the Izumi kit that also includes decent injection moulded F-35B (now they really need to do those in an add-on set, as they would go down a treat.
Also picked up sent from Japan the Finemolds 1/700 Nano-dread sets for Harpoon and Mk32 torpedo tubes, plus the Phalanx set which offers the mk1, the mk1b or the SeaRam as alternate mounts, as the name suggest these are very small and very highly detailed injection moulded parts that are to scale as opposed to the usual chunky over sized lumps that are standard in most kits. These are for my refitted HMS Queen Elizabeth which will have a Type 45 and Type 26 escorts alongside.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Chris Payne on June 24, 2017, 07:04:35 am
Popped over to Halifax Modellers World today and added the new Airfix 1/72 Bf-110C to the stash.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on June 24, 2017, 12:39:32 pm
1/72 Fujimi Kaman YSH-2E Lamps Mk2
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 25, 2017, 09:09:23 am
A Trumpeter 1:72  JL-8/K-8 Karakorum trainer. No plan yet, was cheap. could not resist.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Weaver on June 25, 2017, 05:26:24 pm
From the Coventry Show today:

High Planes 1/72nd De Havilland Sea Vixen FAW1//D.3 Base Kit without decals. To be RAF.

S&M 1/76th FV621 Alvis Stalwart Mk.1  :wub: To be on-loan to British Antarctic Survey as a publicity stunt.

S&M 1/76th FV622 Alvis Stalwart Mk.2  :wub:

Huma 1/72nd Junkers JU EF 128 (this is the tailless swept-wing single-seater with boundary-layer suction as seen in Luftwaffe Secret Projects).

Airfix 1/72nd Kamov Ka-25A/C (bagged). Cheap co-axial rotor donor. Also, possible mash-up with a Kaman Seasprite to confuse the hell out of everyone... :wacko:

Dragon 1/144th Tornado F.3 (2 kits in the box). Possible conversion to 1950s delta-wing fighters to go with Stratocruiser AEW. Alternatively, built almost straight to go with an Airbus A400M trailing air-to-air missile re-supply pallets as per the scheme described in Battle Flight.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 26, 2017, 01:47:33 am
Also from Coventry, 1/2 mile of assorted Albion Alloys tubing to scratchbuild the missing bits of the Monterey's beaching trolley, 1/2 square mile of 40 thou styrene for model railway projects, 1 bottle of Micro-set (mainly because I keep ON getting bottles of Micro-Sol by mistake  :banghead: :banghead:) a Unicraft  Blackburn B20 kit (!), which was a gift from The Venerable Mike McEvoy  :thumbsup: and will no doubt take up much of the rest of my life to finish.

Thank you Mike, I'm dead chuffed about that, even if it will take a lot of work.

Oh yes, the Pavla Canberra PR9 cockpit upgrade set which I picked up from Models for Sale on Friday, en route to Coventry by the country route. What an AMAZING piece of resin moulding that is!  :o :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on June 26, 2017, 10:39:28 am
After what seamed like forever

From Allycat

1 x 1/72 Hurricane 'Tin Wing' Conversion set to be a real world build of a Polish Squadron in RAF service during WWII and to replace an donkelys years old Revell kit, the one with the globe stand, which was my first non OOB build but not a whiff build.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on June 26, 2017, 11:58:56 am
Just won on eBay 1/72 Mach2 Super Frelon. From the reviews that I have read, plenty of room to replace parts from my spares bin.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on June 27, 2017, 02:18:20 am
My stash is about to grow again!

From BNA Models;

1 x    1/48 Vought F-8E Crusader [Limited Edition] (Eduard)
1 x    1/350 Tarantul III Corvette (874) (Resin kit) (Orange Hobby)
1 x    1/350 USS "Fort Worth" LCS-3 (Bronco)
1 x    1/72 McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle (Academy)
1 x    1/72 Lockheed-Martin F-16CJ Block 50 Fighting Falcon w/Full Equipment & Pilot (Tamiya)

Aircraft & boats? Where's the armour? :unsure:

These arrived today & they all look good in the box but I must say that the Tarantul looks to be exceptionally well cast (Hope it goes together as well as it looks! There will be whiffery involved, though.).
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on June 27, 2017, 03:41:09 am
Today a parcel from Metro Hobbies arrived containing urgent supplies.
Paint, decal bonder, Micro Set and a Tamiya 1/72 Mosquito B IV/PR IV.

Mossie looks good in the box but I think the joint for the separate nose could be an issue.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Weaver on June 27, 2017, 04:31:19 am

S&M 1/76th FV621 Alvis Stalwart Mk.1  :wub: To be on-loan to British Antarctic Survey as a publicity stunt.


LMAO - someone beat me to it by four years, although this guy's is based on the old Matchbox diecast. Damn fine job!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/28773898@N04/8366368540/in/photostream/
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on June 27, 2017, 04:38:04 am

S&M 1/76th FV621 Alvis Stalwart Mk.1  :wub: To be on-loan to British Antarctic Survey as a publicity stunt.


LMAO - someone beat me to it by four years, although this guy's is based on the old Matchbox diecast. Damn fine job!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/28773898@N04/8366368540/in/photostream/

I like his video.  Reminds me of Potty time.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 27, 2017, 06:35:58 am
Mossie looks good in the box but I think the joint for the separate nose could be an issue.


It isn't.  Trust me on that as I've built quite a few!  It's a nice fit and the join is largely hidden by the wing.  The only place that *may* be an issue is the nacelle/wing join at the back.  I always have to use filler there.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on June 27, 2017, 03:35:26 pm
Recovered from the local Postal sorting office

1 x 1/72 Italeri Super Harrier AV-8B to be converted with an Esci Harrier into a Tin Wing Harrier at some point

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 27, 2017, 06:27:19 pm
Threw a lazy bid at this fully expecting to lose.... went to bed hours before it was over only to discover when I got home from work today that I won this glorious bit of blister packs for just $20 shipping, tax, and all!   ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/nTy3mqN.jpg)



AHHHHH yes.... Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1...  "NEW!!!!"    ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 27, 2017, 11:19:36 pm

AHHHHH yes.... Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1...  "NEW!!!!"    ;D


Well it was new then, but even so it's not a bad kit of a Mk 1.

That's a good haul there.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on June 28, 2017, 03:07:13 am
New at my Stash
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170628/se4evapl.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170628/hsuva6g3.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170628/ufdh39td.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170628/da9ct2h7.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170628/t5yla39s.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on June 28, 2017, 03:08:28 am
Mossie looks good in the box but I think the joint for the separate nose could be an issue.


It isn't.  Trust me on that as I've built quite a few!  It's a nice fit and the join is largely hidden by the wing.  The only place that *may* be an issue is the nacelle/wing join at the back.  I always have to use filler there.

Thanks Lee.  Glad to hear that.  I get why they made the nose separate but it is an extra seam to get right.

Threw a lazy bid at this fully expecting to lose.... went to bed hours before it was over only to discover when I got home from work today that I won this glorious bit of blister packs for just $20 shipping, tax, and all!   ;D ...

Good win.  Sometimes that happens and it makes your week.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 28, 2017, 04:19:53 am
AHHHHH yes.... Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1...  "NEW!!!!"    ;D

Shapewise, it was the best of the 70s Spitfires (apart from, perhaps, the Heller 16) and it's still quite well regarded now.  It benefits from some extra detailing in the cockpit and some minor rescribing (hatches, mainly), but other than that, it's a cracking little kit. 

I have quite a few salted away that I know I'll never build simply due to it being superseded by their 2010 tooling now available as a mk IIa/Va.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on June 28, 2017, 06:10:04 am
New at my Stash
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170628/se4evapl.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)


Had a few of those Bellona "books" back in the day  :thumbsup: The price on the Camouflage and Markings book shows its age...6/- or 30 new pence  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nils on June 28, 2017, 10:03:27 am

and from DACO Decals:

-3 x 1/72 Agusta A109 decal sheets  :mellow:

arrived today  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 29, 2017, 08:31:08 am
A (rightfully) cheap 1:72 PM Model Fokker XXI - with the plan to turn it into a biplane, with the help of recently leftover Gladiator wings...  :wacko:
Operator undecided yet. Denmark, perhaps...? I like the two-tone pre WWII scheme, used on the RW Fokker XXIs.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on June 30, 2017, 01:46:13 am
A parcel arrived today from Hobby Link Japan (surprisingly quickly given in my usual miserly way I chose the cheapest postage).
It contained, all 1/72;
Arii (LS) Mitsubishi Ki-46iii Dinah Interceptor.
Smer (Heller) Breguet 693.
Special Hobby Sikorsky CH-37B Mojave.
Tamiya (Italeri) Sukhoi SU-34 Strike Flanker.

Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 30, 2017, 06:23:51 am

Special Hobby Sikorsky CH-37B Mojave.


A cracking kit, that.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Bags of Whiffing potential, I must have opened mine 20 times so far and still haven't glued anything to anything.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on June 30, 2017, 06:38:17 am

Special Hobby Sikorsky CH-37B Mojave.


A cracking kit, that.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Bags of Whiffing potential, I must have opened mine 20 times so far and still haven't glued anything to anything.  ;D ;)

Absolutely, the box of mine is now full of drool after I had a good grok when it arrived.  I've been resisting the temptation for ages but then I saw one in the flesh at Model Expo...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on June 30, 2017, 08:46:55 am
Rescued from the clutches of the local postal service hide out

1 x 1/72 RAREplanes North American FJ-1 Fury
1 x 1/72 RAREplanes Bell P-59B Airacomet

Not decided if the Fury will be anything other that r/l, the Airacomet could well end up as Nationalist Chinese

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 01, 2017, 02:01:16 am

Not decided if the Fury will be anything other that r/l, the Airacomet could well end up as Nationalist Chinese

Gondor

Interesting thought  :thumbsup: Post War equivalent of The Flying Tigers perhaps ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 02, 2017, 01:22:50 am
Visited my local model (railroad) shop yesterday for some paints, and when I left I came across their "special offer" heap at the entrance - normally you get 2nd hand railroad tracks or HO scale buildings, or some really dull model kit. But then I saw a Matchbox Lockheed Lightning (1st boxing) and an Intaleri B-25G Mitchell, which caught my attention. Then I saw the price tags of EUR 2,00,- and 4,99,- respectively, and that there many more kits in the heap (obviously from a 2nd hand collection/kit pile), so I started digging...

I should not have, because I left the shop with (all 1:72):
Frog Bearcat
Frog Spitfire Mk. XIV w. a V2
MPM La-9/11
Airfix Whirlwind
Matchbox P-38 Lightning
Heller Me 163 (with the transporter)
Heller Breguet 693
Italeri Ju 188
Italeri Bf 110 G night fighter
Italeri Do 217 night fighter

The pile for EUR 40,-, I all complete, I could not resist...  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on July 02, 2017, 02:14:36 am
You didn't grab the B-25G? :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on July 02, 2017, 04:10:31 am
Picked up a pair of Airfix Westland Scouts yesterday
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on July 02, 2017, 04:13:41 am
Picked up a pair of Airfix Westland Scouts yesterday

Jealous.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on July 02, 2017, 04:19:38 am

Not decided if the Fury will be anything other that r/l, the Airacomet could well end up as Nationalist Chinese

Gondor

Interesting thought  :thumbsup: Post War equivalent of The Flying Tigers perhaps ?

Which war though?

The fight by the Communists with the Nationalist Chinese lasted until after WWII with major hostilities ending in 1950 so plenty of scope for slightly older aircraft to be passed onto a failing ally is entirely plausible.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 02, 2017, 07:24:07 am

Not decided if the Fury will be anything other that r/l, the Airacomet could well end up as Nationalist Chinese

Gondor

Interesting thought  :thumbsup: Post War equivalent of The Flying Tigers perhaps ?

Which war though?

The fight by the Communists with the Nationalist Chinese lasted until after WWII with major hostilities ending in 1950 so plenty of scope for slightly older aircraft to be passed onto a failing ally is entirely plausible.

Gondor

Just after WWII, so during the Chinese Civil War
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 02, 2017, 07:24:32 am
You didn't grab the B-25G? :o


Oops, forgotten in the list...  ;D

It's hard to keep an overview.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on July 02, 2017, 08:25:16 am

Not decided if the Fury will be anything other that r/l, the Airacomet could well end up as Nationalist Chinese

Gondor

Interesting thought  :thumbsup: Post War equivalent of The Flying Tigers perhaps ?

Which war though?

The fight by the Communists with the Nationalist Chinese lasted until after WWII with major hostilities ending in 1950 so plenty of scope for slightly older aircraft to be passed onto a failing ally is entirely plausible.

Gondor

Just after WWII, so during the Chinese Civil War

The whole idea could be extended with war surplus stock being passed on

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on July 02, 2017, 03:17:07 pm
MPM La-9/11
:wub: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 04, 2017, 01:39:23 am
MPM La-9/11
:wub: :wub: :wub:

Now I have two... took me ages to hunt one down on ebay, and now I found another one for less than EUR 3,- at the local store!  :unsure:

That's (modelers') life, I guess...  ;D
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on July 04, 2017, 01:41:07 am
I need some Firestreaks for a future project so it made sense to get a plane with them.

Airfix 1/72 EE Lightning F-2 from the LHS
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 04, 2017, 12:20:09 pm
From my nearest HobbyCraft (22 miles away...) one pot of Tamiya Dark Sea Grey paint, and a length of 1/2" dowel (for making the side flotation tubes on the Monterey's beaching trolley)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kitnut617 on July 04, 2017, 12:23:18 pm
I need some Firestreaks for a future project so it made sense to get a plane with them.

Airfix 1/72 EE Lightning F-2 from the LHS
 

Freightdog sell them
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 04, 2017, 03:57:48 pm
MPM La-9/11
:wub: :wub: :wub:

It's not that nice a kit, being ones of their early ones - it's rough and a pig to put together.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Martin H on July 04, 2017, 07:28:55 pm
I need some Firestreaks for a future project so it made sense to get a plane with them.

Airfix 1/72 EE Lightning F-2 from the LHS
 

Freightdog sell them
colin doesnt do Firestreaks. He does red tops thou
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on July 05, 2017, 03:56:39 am
I need some Firestreaks for a future project so it made sense to get a plane with them.

Airfix 1/72 EE Lightning F-2 from the LHS
 

Freightdog sell them

Freightdog sell Red Tops.  A local interweb supplier has resin Firestreaks but i've been meaning to get one of the new Airfix Lightnings as one of the old ones was the first model my father built for me in about 1970.

<edit> Hah! Martin beat me to it.  I specifically wanted Firestreaks as they are slightly earlier than Red Tops and make my planned build slightly more plausible (but not much).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 05, 2017, 07:24:16 am
A 'packet of goodies' from OGL in the post today.  :thumbsup:

Four Vulture engines, two of which will grace the wings of the Blackburn B20 bequeathed to me by The Venerable Mike McEvoy. (hmmm, maybe all four?) some big Hunter drop tanks for my long building G-VTOL project, some depth charges (I think....) and a very strange shaped resin 'thing' of which I haven't a CLUE!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on July 05, 2017, 09:14:00 am
Picked up various items today from various places

Models:
1 x 1/72 Eduard Spitfire Spitfire F. Mk IX Profi pack
1 x 1/72 Zvezda CY-33, that's Su-33 in English
1 x 1/72 Heller Hawker Tempest

Paint:
X500 Duralumin
X501 Silver
X502 Natural Steel
X503 Oily Steel
X504 Exhaust
X506 Gunmetal
X508 Burnt Iron

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nils on July 05, 2017, 09:36:18 am

from RetroKit's Decals clearance sale (all 1/144)

-A-6 Intruder, VA-75 Sunday Punchers 1974-78
-JASDF F-22 Raptor
-F-16AM Solo Display 2007-2008, Belgian AF
-P-38 Lightning RoCAF

Arrived here on monday  :mellow:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on July 05, 2017, 02:40:19 pm
MPM La-9/11
:wub: :wub: :wub:
It's not that nice a kit, being ones of their early ones - it's rough and a pig to put together.
I got one after I saw an La-9 at an airshow and, aged 16, managed to do alright (even if the background doesn't do me any favours):
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4235/34902999034_f16e55247b_o.jpg)
Very fond memories of that kit.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 06, 2017, 05:42:17 am

Very fond memories of that kit.

And that's a very good reason to go back and build another  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 06, 2017, 05:45:32 am
Does not look bad at all. Yes, it's a VERY early MPM kit and pretty crude. But it's the only 1:72 La-9/11 unless you like vacu kits...
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on July 06, 2017, 01:25:03 pm
And that's a very good reason to go back and build another  :thumbsup:
Very, very keen to get the new MikroMir 1/48 kit (http://modelingmadness.com/scott/korean/preview/mikrmir/48005.htm) to build her again. A fine-looking kit. Unfortunately my 1/72 model is one of several to have vanished over the years. I was so, so proud of it. The 1:1 deal went to the USA in 2010 and she is much missed over here.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4236/35685064065_3c3b64d82d_o.jpg)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4027/35645746566_792d5878ff_c.jpg)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4253/35516156142_befe7528e4_o.jpg)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4126/34876065353_c2644791b5_o.jpg)
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4287/35685060815_f38352d711_o.jpg)

But it's the only 1:72 La-9/11 unless you like vacu kits...
Not quite...
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/148236-gran-001-99-lavochkin-la-9-11 (in fairness to Lee I think this is the one I built)
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/138008-omega-models-72216-lavochkin-la-9-d-13 (resin)
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/167154-siga-model-72-m01-lavochkin-la-9
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/179197-steelwork-models-sk7213-lawotschkin-la-9 (resin and PE, looks great)
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/187029-yumtk-interavia-016-lavochkin-la-9
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/187028-yumtk-interavia-017-lavochkin-la-11
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/148240-gran-7203-lavochkin-la-11
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/164338-siga-model-sg-72m02-lavochkin-la-11
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/270967-steelwork-models-sk7215-lavochkin-la-11
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on July 07, 2017, 05:06:41 am
Revell 1/72 Lancaster Mk. I/II - just need to get a pair of Griffons (probably from Airfix PR.XIX Spit's), then I'm going to do a zenrat on it! :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 07, 2017, 05:45:27 am
Nice photos Zac, cheers  :thumbsup:

The bottom one, with the cowling off and exposed engine has an almost Fw 190/Zero look about it at first glance ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on July 07, 2017, 12:37:17 pm
New at my Stash.
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170707/3gibrt2j.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170707/qti4rqe8.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170707/fotweofq.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170707/p54f9jtq.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170707/p54f9jtq.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on July 07, 2017, 01:20:49 pm
Rescued from the clutches of the Postal service

1 x 1/72 Zvezda Su-27SM probably to be real world

Gondor
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on July 07, 2017, 10:40:25 pm
Nice photos Zac, cheers  :thumbsup:

The bottom one, with the cowling off and exposed engine has an almost Fw 190/Zero look about it at first glance ?

You're very welcome! Dad has a rather nice DSLR he used to let me take to shows, nowadays all I do is static shots so I've not needed it in a while. All of these are from Warbirds Over Wanaka 2010, her last airshow appearance in NZ (and, to date, anywhere). Very glad I got to see her fly at a couple of shows.

Dad thought it looked so much like a 190 that when I said I wanted a model of it he suggested kitbashing one!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on July 08, 2017, 02:52:36 am
Just had delivered direct from Hataka the Modern British Army and RAF AFV paint set

http://hataka-hobby.com/products/modern-british-army-raf-afv-paint-set/ (http://hataka-hobby.com/products/modern-british-army-raf-afv-paint-set/)

Has the acrylic colours to do the British Army post war schemes included the desert sand and the temporary whitewash winter camo, but it also has the RAF Blue Grey and Golden yellow for the airfield equipment  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 08, 2017, 05:27:08 am
Just had delivered direct from Hataka the Modern British Army and RAF AFV paint set



Interesting on two accounts -

One is how long did it take to get here ?

The second is that I didn't think you could send paints and that through the Royal Mail ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 08, 2017, 05:28:34 am

(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170707/qti4rqe8.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)

(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170707/p54f9jtq.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)

I've still got that book somewhere, had most of the series.

The Zveda 1/100 tanks look very interesting  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on July 08, 2017, 06:47:32 am
Just had delivered direct from Hataka the Modern British Army and RAF AFV paint set



Interesting on two accounts -

One is how long did it take to get here ?

The second is that I didn't think you could send paints and that through the Royal Mail ?

8 days from Poland and they are Acrylic paints -water based so have no restrictions as none harmful to the postie, the red boxes at acrylic intended for air brushing, the blue box is the acrylic brush painting version and the new orange line is the Lacquer solvent based paints, which may run foul of the rules.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nils on July 08, 2017, 12:42:08 pm
while ordering a few gifts for the mother in law, who will be retiring from work a few weeks from now,
i decided to add a few extra's for myself on the order  :mellow:

-Eduard 1/144 Mig-21MF Czech service
-Heller 1/72 Alouette III
-Italeri 1/72 RQ-1A/B Predator
-Trumpeter 1/144 F-86E Sabre
-Zvezda 1/144 Lavochkin La-5FN
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 09, 2017, 05:10:32 am

8 days from Poland and they are Acrylic paints -water based so have no restrictions as none harmful to the postie, the red boxes at acrylic intended for air brushing, the blue box is the acrylic brush painting version and the new orange line is the Lacquer solvent based paints, which may run foul of the rules.

Cheers Geoff.

I do like them and there are a couple of sets I fancy, but haven't seen at shows. Think I'll be putting an order in  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 09, 2017, 02:14:25 pm
A Master etched and turned brass 20mm Vulcan cannon, destined for the tail turret of the Monterey, direct from Poland.

It's positively MINUTE, so I hope I can actially assemble the little jewel of a thing properly.  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on July 10, 2017, 06:58:24 am
Found the 1/72 vacform kit of the Blohm & Voss Bv 222. It's a Airmodel with clear vacform canopy which will be used on the Revell kit.
Eric the Viking will get the Contrail Avro Vulcan wings added to the Airmodel kit.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 11, 2017, 02:30:47 pm
Heller 1/24 CitroŽn Fourgon Type H

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/eb/Un_fourgon_CitroŽn_Type_H_%281%29.JPG/1024px-Un_fourgon_CitroŽn_Type_H_%281%29.JPG)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 12, 2017, 12:34:02 am
Nice weathering!  ;)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on July 12, 2017, 02:57:20 am
Heller 1/24 CitroŽn Fourgon Type H

Jealous.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 12, 2017, 05:48:04 am
Ah memories of France in the 60's and 70's  ;D Used to be one of those converted into a fish and chip van somewhere in London (can't remember where exactly  :banghead:) that me and my mates used to frequent  :thumbsup:

Meanwhile the stash has gained a 1/72 I.B.G. Pzl 42. Either Poland 1940 (the German invasion slips a year as the Soviets are still engaged in their Far East. Zukhov in a Ghulag) or maybe Romania 1941 ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on July 12, 2017, 10:57:04 am
Another delivery today from the big H

2 x 1/72 JP Productions Matra R-530 missiles for my intended Sea Lightning
1 x 1/72 Aztec Models decal sheet 72-054 Kfir for mainly r/l builds
1 x 1/72 Begemot decal sheet 72-24 Ju-88 (part 2)
1 x 1/72 DK decals decal set 72010 Hawker Hurricane used by Czechoslovak airman in the RAF

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: ericr on July 12, 2017, 01:55:06 pm

1/72 resin LatťcoŤre 294
1/72 Hi-Kit Schreck FBA 17

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 13, 2017, 04:27:02 am
Two 1:72 Heller kits:
- Potez Magister
- AMX-13/75 tank (primarily for the turret)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 13, 2017, 05:47:09 am

1/72 resin LatťcoŤre 294


Interesting  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nils on July 13, 2017, 10:08:45 am
while ordering a few gifts for the mother in law, who will be retiring from work a few weeks from now,
i decided to add a few extra's for myself on the order  :mellow:

-Eduard 1/144 Mig-21MF Czech service
-Heller 1/72 Alouette III
-Italeri 1/72 RQ-1A/B Predator
-Trumpeter 1/144 F-86E Sabre
-Zvezda 1/144 Lavochkin La-5FN

arrived today :)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 13, 2017, 04:26:10 pm
Heller 1/24 CitroŽn Fourgon Type H

Jealous.

It looks pretty good, typical Heller 'silver grey' mouldings, includes a full drivetrain,
has the parts for a 1957 or a 1964 version, which includes entire body fronts for both
(grill, hood and windscreen moulded in clear styrene!?) and differently shaped rear wheel
openings.
 :thumbsup:

I'll be doing the split windscreen, round wheel opening 1957 version, so next is to figure
out what to do with that spare front end.
 ;D
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: ericr on July 14, 2017, 02:17:04 am
Heller 1/24 CitroŽn Fourgon Type H

Jealous.

It looks pretty good, typical Heller 'silver grey' mouldings, includes a full drivetrain,
has the parts for a 1957 or a 1964 version, which includes entire body fronts for both
(grill, hood and windscreen moulded in clear styrene!?) and differently shaped rear wheel
openings.
 :thumbsup:

I'll be doing the split windscreen, round wheel opening 1957 version, so next is to figure
out what to do with that spare front end.
 ;D

I have that one too :
I thought about reusing it for a mask on a figurine head, a bit darth vador like ...

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 14, 2017, 02:23:11 am
Miles of Plastruct tubing of various sizes and more miles of Evergreen sections as well. At last I can get on with the bracketry on the Monterey's beaching trolley.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on July 14, 2017, 02:41:28 am
Heller 1/24 CitroŽn Fourgon Type H

Jealous.

It looks pretty good, typical Heller 'silver grey' mouldings, includes a full drivetrain,
has the parts for a 1957 or a 1964 version, which includes entire body fronts for both
(grill, hood and windscreen moulded in clear styrene!?) and differently shaped rear wheel
openings.
 :thumbsup:

I'll be doing the split windscreen, round wheel opening 1957 version, so next is to figure
out what to do with that spare front end.
 ;D

Sounds great.  I've long wanted one.  No idea why or what i'd do with it.
Some sort of food service van maybe.  Scratch up an interior.
ISTR one used to sell coffee from in Brighton when I lived in the UK.

Had a stroke of luck today and found two vehicle kits i've been after for a while (one which was proving impossible to find here at a price I was I was willing to pay) on a website where I would normally only look at aircraft and armour kits.  Both at an acceptable price so I ordered them and they should arrive on Monday along with something i've bought off of KiwiZac.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on July 15, 2017, 12:51:26 am
Ne at my Stash
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170715/i3ublhin.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170715/27bt38jo.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170715/ylwnzsyo.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170715/c9dtdpox.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 15, 2017, 03:36:05 am
Finally found one of these at a price I could live with.  Great shape!! Factory sealed and the lovely box didn't have a blemish anywhere!  $12 including shipping and everything!!  :lol: :lol:

I had a request to make this one Cuban so that's what I plan to do. Using revolutionary Cuban radar absorbing paint it will be painted in a two tone dark and even darker blue.  Not sure how to go about making the "fin flash" but I'll figure something out.

(http://i.imgur.com/TdQC3Qi.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 15, 2017, 03:38:08 am
Nice one Brad, it's a neat little kit and goes together quite well, even in stock form.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on July 16, 2017, 02:15:17 am
I got my Orange Hobby 1/700 USS Midway (1991) resin kit via Starling Models in the post yesterday, I had pre-ordered a couple of months ago. Only had a glance but it looks good and will make a nice contrast with the USN supercarriers and an Angled Deck Essex. Should make a nice comparison with the HMS Malta I'm doing too.

I need to study the ships development as the model is circa 1991 when she was at the end of her service and the airgroup is mostly Hornet and Intruder types. I May see if I can back date her to Phantom it there are no structural changes to make.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on July 16, 2017, 05:11:56 pm
I came across the 1/72 vacform Airmodel conversion set for the Airfix Lockheed C-130 which let's you build the;
AC-130A gunship
AC-130H gunship
LC-130R skis
W.Mk2. Snoopy
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 17, 2017, 07:42:32 am
Nice one Brad, it's a neat little kit and goes together quite well, even in stock form.  :thumbsup:

Thanks! That's a relief...  I'm probably going to try to get it started soon and I need "easy" stuff so long as it's still summer time. Trying to save more involved builds for the winter break.

I have a Cuban Sea Fury I'm going to do next up and I might do them both at the same time. Going to clear a couple doom projects first, however. . .. 



Next up.... I scored an MPM  FH-1 Phantom I!  Going to try to get a Fury and a Pirate to go with it but that'll be next month or maybe even further down the line. .   I actually have my eye on a whif-in-the-box kit that has a Sundowners Navy grey over white scheme. Pretty cool..
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on July 17, 2017, 10:11:49 am
Coming from BNA Models:

2 x    Black Dog 1/35 M1117 Guardian Interior Accessories Set (BD-T35177)
2 x    Live Resin 1/35 Heads w/Balaclavas for Ops Core & Airframe Helmet (X-Nape & Occ-Dial Nape) (5 Heads) (LRE35202)
2 x    Live Resin 1/35 Covered MICH 2000 Helmet w/Rail System & Norotos Universal NVG Shroud (6 sets, No Head) (LRE35192)
1 x    Live Resin 1/35 FLW 200 Eernbedienbare Waffenstation w/M2 .50 Calibre Machine Gun (German) w/LAZ 200L (LRE35240)
1 x    Dragon 1/35 British 25-Pdr. Field Gun Mk.II w/Limber & Crew (DR 6675)

Coming from KiwiZac:

1 x   AFV Club 1/35 RAAC Australian Centurion Mk.5/1 Vietnam War (AFV-AF35100) plus after-market mantlet cover & paint
1 x   Academy 1/35 M3 Stuart 'Honey' British Version (AC 13270)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on July 18, 2017, 01:28:40 am
Also from BNA model world (their kids can eat this week*).
1/25 Revell 1930 Ford Coupe.
1/12 Aoshima Yamaha V Max.

No sign yet of the consignment of whiff fodder from Aotearoa but I have hopes of its arrival tomorrow.

*or their wives buy more shoes.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 18, 2017, 11:49:59 pm
Got hands on another Hasegawa 1:72 Mitusbishi T-4, for just EUR 4,- plus P&P.
More fodder to spin my Saab Sk 90 family, which is to include a Scottish (as mentioned in my T-50's background) and (now also) an Austrian aircraft.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on July 19, 2017, 12:18:01 am
I got my Orange Hobby 1/700 USS Midway (1991) resin kit via Starling Models in the post yesterday, I had pre-ordered a couple of months ago. Only had a glance but it looks good and will make a nice contrast with the USN supercarriers and an Angled Deck Essex. Should make a nice comparison with the HMS Malta I'm doing too.

I need to study the ships development as the model is circa 1991 when she was at the end of her service and the airgroup is mostly Hornet and Intruder types. I May see if I can back date her to Phantom it there are no structural changes to make.

I had a good look at this resin model last night and the workmanship is really cool. The etch and brass pack a bit of weight and the decals include a rub down version for the runway part of the flight deck which saves a lot of hassle.

I thought at first some of the pouring lugs were going to be right buggers to remove cleanly but on doing a test fit I see they actually dovetail into each other to form the hanger wall and are also masked by the angled deck sponson so will be invisible. Oddly you get the Intruders and Sea kings but no Hornets, they can be bought a Squadron at a time or could be replaced by Trumpeter ones.

One I shall look forward to building once I complete my research.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: JayBee on July 19, 2017, 08:50:14 am
To-day from the BigH :

Mark1 1/144 scale Vampires, all three boxings as the markings given are just SO good. So I now have a total of six 1/144 Vampires, what the heck am I going to do with them all?

HiDecal sheet72-022 for the Mig-15.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 19, 2017, 10:30:11 am

....... what the heck am I going to do with them all?


Join them all together to make one, multi-boomed model and make Tophe's day.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on July 19, 2017, 11:15:27 am
To-day from the BigH :

Mark1 1/144 scale Vampires, all three boxings as the markings given are just SO good. So I now have a total of six 1/144 Vampires, what the heck am I going to do with them all?


Air Display team ?  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on July 19, 2017, 11:23:25 am
I picked up an ebay order today

1 x 1/72 Sharkit Early Jet Engines set        This gives me the HeS 011 I have been looking for and which everyone misses making in any detail so now I have several projects that a reverse engineered, dimensionally only, engine can be added to aircraft that should have it such as the Me 1101 and the Ar 555.

Gondor
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 19, 2017, 01:11:07 pm

....... what the heck am I going to do with them all?


Join them all together to make one, multi-boomed model and make Tophe's day.  ;D ;)

A three-wide double-decker.  :lol: ;D ;D
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: ericr on July 19, 2017, 06:20:19 pm

....... what the heck am I going to do with them all?


Join them all together to make one, multi-boomed model and make Tophe's day.  ;D ;)

A three-wide double-decker.  :lol: ;D ;D

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 19, 2017, 06:37:37 pm

....... what the heck am I going to do with them all?


Join them all together to make one, multi-boomed model and make Tophe's day.  ;D ;)

A three-wide double-decker.  :lol: ;D ;D

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Kit's a genius, I'm tellin ya!  With the long wings and multiple booms ideas you're going to be busy making new wares for us!   ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on July 20, 2017, 08:37:34 am
Coming from KiwiZac:

1 x   AFV Club 1/35 RAAC Australian Centurion Mk.5/1 Vietnam War (AFV-AF35100) plus after-market mantlet cover & paint
1 x   Academy 1/35 M3 Stuart 'Honey' British Version (AC 13270)

These arrived today & right happy I am! ;D

Now I just hope that the kit I sent Zac arrives in as good condition because I was a bit rushed to get it off during work hours & didn't package it half as well as he did mine. :-\
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 20, 2017, 01:47:24 pm
It would appear that I've won yet another KP Spitfire mk Ib on ebay.

I also won a pair of Frog Meteor F8s as part of a trio of RAF jet fighter wrecks - the third is an F104...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 20, 2017, 03:38:26 pm
FROG F8s?  :o

Jeepers, I've not seen one of those since the late 70s!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on July 20, 2017, 04:38:50 pm
That sounds cool Lee, gotta love an F.8 and I do enjoy a Frog or two.

Now I just hope that the kit I sent Zac arrives in as good condition because I was a bit rushed to get it off during work hours & didn't package it half as well as he did mine. :-\
All is well in the land of Zac: one Academy 1/72 F/A-18A Hornet "Australian/Canadian/Spanish Hornet" sits on my desk waiting to be taken home  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Snowtrooper on July 20, 2017, 05:50:39 pm
A trip to LHS (all 1/72):
Academy A-10A Thunderbolt II -- Luftwaffe in the 1980's
Academy F-117A Nighthawk -- non-whiffed (Heller's offering in The Stash is destined to become the A/F-117X SeaHawk instead)
Hasegawa B-47E Stratojet (ARDC boxing) -- SEA camo with Black undersides, better to use a bird soon destined for Boneyard dropping WW2 surplus ordnance for striking "suspected truck parks" rather than the premier nuclear deterrent dropping latest conventional bombs (ie. B-52 and Mark 80 series)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on July 21, 2017, 01:45:51 am
Today a parcel from KiwiZac arrived.
It contained an Airfix 1/72 De Havilland Heron which may be re-engined with Jumo 213s if I can get hold of another old mould Airfix He 111.
I always forget how they used to fit the parts into much smaller boxes back then.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 21, 2017, 07:17:17 am

I always forget how they used to fit the parts into much smaller boxes back then.


That doesn't count the infamous original Airfix Banshee, which was hidden in one corner of an ENORMOUS box!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on July 21, 2017, 09:42:31 am
Coming from BNA Models:

2 x    Black Dog 1/35 M1117 Guardian Interior Accessories Set (BD-T35177)
2 x    Live Resin 1/35 Heads w/Balaclavas for Ops Core & Airframe Helmet (X-Nape & Occ-Dial Nape) (5 Heads) (LRE35202)
2 x    Live Resin 1/35 Covered MICH 2000 Helmet w/Rail System & Norotos Universal NVG Shroud (6 sets, No Head) (LRE35192)
1 x    Live Resin 1/35 FLW 200 Eernbedienbare Waffenstation w/M2 .50 Calibre Machine Gun (German) w/LAZ 200L (LRE35240)
1 x    Dragon 1/35 British 25-Pdr. Field Gun Mk.II w/Limber & Crew (DR 6675)

Arrived today ;D ... Currently hiding them from SWMBO :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 22, 2017, 03:31:56 am
A Heller 1:72 He 112B; found hints in literature that there had been a Hungarian project/prototype with an indigenous radial engine - should be feasible in hardware form, and be a nice, whiffy project.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 22, 2017, 05:13:55 am

Arrived today ;D ... Currently hiding them from SWMBO :o

The old quote concerning a snowball's chance in Hades comes to mind  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on July 22, 2017, 10:06:44 am

Arrived today ;D ... Currently hiding them from SWMBO :o

The old quote concerning a snowball's chance in Hades comes to mind  ;)


"So far, so good!" :thumbsup:



(As people said they heard the man falling from the top of the Empire State Building saying as he passed their windows.)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 22, 2017, 10:09:05 am
From Uncle Frank:
Cyber-Hobby Sea Vixen FAW2 - I've also got a resin replacement nose on order.  I want a Sea Vixen that is a relatively easy build and looks up to date.  IIRC, I'll need some new bang seats for it as teh ones in it look 144th scale!

Hobbycraft Canadair Tutor - I'm thinking New Zealand for this one, instead of their Strikemasters.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 22, 2017, 12:28:06 pm
ZILLIONS more 8 mm turquoise beads after a trip to a Hobbycraft today.

As I had to buy an entire pot full of the things, and I collected every single one they had of the 8 mm ones, I've also got loads more of other sizes and other colours too Goodness knows where they'll end up, but I think Mrs_PR19's jewellery making friend is about to increase HER stash as well!  :o
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on July 22, 2017, 12:42:02 pm
From Uncle Frank:
Cyber-Hobby Sea Vixen FAW2 - I've also got a resin replacement nose on order.  I want a Sea Vixen that is a relatively easy build and looks up to date.  IIRC, I'll need some new bang seats for it as teh ones in it look 144th scale!

Hobbycraft Canadair Tutor - I'm thinking New Zealand for this one, instead of their Strikemasters.

The Sea Vixen is pretty nice just needs the correct sized ejector seats and the pointy resin nose as the kit one is a little blunt.

For the Tutor have a look at Jon's recent post on a attack version with the twin engines

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,44062.msg776314.html#msg776314 (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,44062.msg776314.html#msg776314)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 22, 2017, 02:37:19 pm
A Heller 1:72 He 112B; found hints in literature that there had been a Hungarian project/prototype with an indigenous radial engine - should be feasible in hardware form, and be a nice, whiffy project.

Can't remember the name, but I've a resin kit of it somewhere.  Nice casting too.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nick on July 22, 2017, 03:51:42 pm
A Heller 1:72 He 112B; found hints in literature that there had been a Hungarian project/prototype with an indigenous radial engine - should be feasible in hardware form, and be a nice, whiffy project.

Can't remember the name, but I've a resin kit of it somewhere.  Nice casting too.

Weiss WM-2 Ezustnyil  http://www.aviastar.org/air/hungary/weiss_wm-23.php
http://www.klueser.eu/kit.php?index=1286&language=en
Resin kit by Balaton Models http://www.balatonmodell.hu/aircraft72.htm  (Some fascinating aircraft designs on there).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 23, 2017, 11:57:11 pm
Yup, the MW-23. Came across that aircraft in a Squadron book covering the He 112.
I also found a donor engine, the nose section from a vintage LS Model Ki-106. It is small enough for the He 112, and also comes with an oval fuselage intersection. Should look interesting!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 25, 2017, 09:31:02 am
A Heller 1:72 He 112B; found hints in literature that there had been a Hungarian project/prototype with an indigenous radial engine - should be feasible in hardware form, and be a nice, whiffy project.

Kit arrived today, and to my surprise the box contains two complete He 112 Bs, (one of them started, though) - two rarities for the price of one! 

Lady Luck smiles on Dizzyfugu!  &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 25, 2017, 03:24:39 pm
Nice, dude!  Those types of pleasant surprises are always fun.  :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 26, 2017, 05:59:35 am
From the Big H and tracked all the way by the Royal Mail. They've even told me that they have delivered it  ;) Although in fairness to them it would be useful if  was still working.

AVI Models 1/72 A5M3a "Claude". Type 96 Carrier Fighter Model 3-3. A prototype fighter for the Japanese Navy which they apparently had no interest in. Was it the inline engine I purely speculate ? Not an aircraft or kit manufacturer I was aware of. The kit has been designed by Rising Models who I have heard of and looks quite nice in the box. Injection moulded with a vac form windscreen. Options for the prototype in 1936 and then 3 What If versions all serving in China. Looks o.k. in the box and we will see how she builds shortly as she will be in the next batch  :thumbsup:

Also in the same aid package some Print Scale Mottle transfer sheets for a Hein. 2 different types. Thanks for the heads up Mr Zenrat sir  :bow:

Plus a couple of Eduard masking sets and those wonderful pre-assembled instrument panels by Yahu.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 26, 2017, 06:59:58 am
Nice, dude!  Those types of pleasant surprises are always fun.  :lol:

...and maybe a good opportunity to add a Japanese one?  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on July 26, 2017, 12:03:00 pm
New at my Stash
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170726/dhoom3hf.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170726/ea4k5for.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170726/rnl6cwk5.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on July 26, 2017, 06:11:52 pm
...Also in the same aid package some Print Scale Mottle transfer sheets for a Hein. 2 different types. Thanks for the heads up Mr Zenrat sir  :bow: ...

No problemo Mr Narses2.  I am always happy to help other people spend their money.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on July 27, 2017, 04:46:18 am
Picked up another pair of the Ram models British Phantom sheet for early F-4K and F-4M aircraft prior to frontline squadron service. These will be handy for the new Airfix Phantom FG1 when its released at the end of the year  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TsrJoe on July 27, 2017, 05:45:38 am
a really nice set of decals, I do fancy the promotionally marked F.4K and F.4M examples on the sheet  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 27, 2017, 05:59:38 am

AVI Models 1/72 A5M3a "Claude". Type 96 Carrier Fighter Model 3-3. A prototype fighter for the Japanese Navy which they apparently had no interest in. Was it the inline engine I purely speculate ? Not an aircraft or kit manufacturer I was aware of.


Looking at my Putnams it appears the 3a was a version with the French Hispano-Suiza liquid cooled V engine imported from France with the 20mm canon firing through the hub. Japanese Navy didn't want to rely on imported engines which is why it wasn't continued with in our particular trouser leg of time.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 27, 2017, 06:46:39 am
Weird coincidence, stumpled upon the A5M3-ko this morning while doing (unrelated!) web research:

(http://img.wp.scn.ru/camms/ar/1018/pics/65_21.jpg)

Pretty aircraft, felt the immediate urge to kitbash one (have a Hobby Boss A5M in the stash, and certainly a French engine donor kit)!  :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Mossie on July 27, 2017, 09:26:35 am
Tamiya 1/24 Zakspeed Capri Group 5.

Been after one for ages, for some reason I missed the last release and the going rate has inflated since it's been oop.  Managed to find this one in P &S Models in York.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 27, 2017, 10:55:53 am
Tamiya 1/24 Zakspeed Capri Group 5.

Been after one for ages, for some reason I missed the last release and the going rate has inflated since it's been oop.  Managed to find this one in P &S Models in York.

A mean looking machine for sure, well done. Is going to be OOB or Whiffed?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on July 27, 2017, 12:21:55 pm
New at my Stash.
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170727/4lotkfv2.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170727/3emantaf.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170727/xbhcqegi.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170727/ositsxqm.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Mossie on July 27, 2017, 12:51:48 pm
Nice collection. :thumbsup:  I've got the kit if The Lady too, lovely kit, must get around to building it. :wub:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on July 27, 2017, 02:40:56 pm
A couple of days ago, an AMTech 1/48 P-40E with bonus F/L fuselage! There's a guy on TradeMe, NZ's ebay clone, who has a bunch of them bagged and offers them for only NZ$20 which is really good value! I have an F from him which is nearing completion.

(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170727/xbhcqegi.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
:bow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 27, 2017, 02:49:33 pm
I have the old AMT-Ertl Airwolf kit, but I'm building the other option in the kit,
a regular Bell 222.
For two reasons: (1) I really like the 222 and, (2) I loathe Airwolf,
one of the stupidest pieces of crap ever foisted on the TV audience.
A supersonic, silent helicopter?  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 27, 2017, 03:08:01 pm
I guess I like orange and yellow. . .   :unsure: ;D        Snagged these off the ol' eBay for a pretty decent price so I jumped on 'em.


(http://i.imgur.com/sEi8K3l.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 27, 2017, 03:58:42 pm
I have the old AMT-Ertl Airwolf kit, but I'm building the other option in the kit,
a regular Bell 222.
For two reasons: (1) I really like the 222 and, (2) I loathe Airwolf,
one of the stupidest pieces of crap ever foisted on the TV audience.
A supersonic, silent helicopter?  :banghead:

When you're an adult, you see it for what it is but as a 12 year old?  I thought it was fantastic, certainly better than the TV version of Blue Thunder.  But she looks cool, some of the imagery in the series is iconic (the season 1 scenes with Airwolf's lair in a snowy Monument Valley is outstanding) and Sylvester Levay's theme is sublime.  Season one is easily the best, although later episodes would have flashes of brilliance.

The AMT kit's main flaws are it's toylike nature and the camera fairings above the turbothrusters begin too far outboard, so she looks portly from the front.  Sadly, teh same error is in the superlative Aoshima kit.  And I don't think it can be fixed...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 27, 2017, 04:40:31 pm
I guess then the problem is that I wasn't twelve when it came on.  ;D
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on July 27, 2017, 06:27:48 pm
Tamiya 1/24 Zakspeed Capri Group 5.

Been after one for ages, for some reason I missed the last release and the going rate has inflated since it's been oop.  Managed to find this one in P &S Models in York.

There is one on Aussie Evil-Bay ATM being sold with a Monogram IMSA Mustang kit with which the seller states is is possible to create a fully detailed version.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/zakspeed-capri-/122617105467?hash=item1c8c8c8c3b:g:SaoAAOSwWxNY11bi
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on July 27, 2017, 06:32:29 pm
I have the old AMT-Ertl Airwolf kit, but I'm building the other option in the kit,
a regular Bell 222.
For two reasons: (1) I really like the 222 and, (2) I loathe Airwolf,
one of the stupidest pieces of crap ever foisted on the TV audience.
A supersonic, silent helicopter?  :banghead:

Come on Jon, with the advent of reality TV there is a plethora of much stupider crap being foisted on us daily.   ;D


Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 27, 2017, 11:56:00 pm

There is one on Aussie Evil-Bay ATM being sold with a Monogram IMSA Mustang kit with which the seller states is is possible to create a fully detailed version.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/zakspeed-capri-/122617105467?hash=item1c8c8c8c3b:g:SaoAAOSwWxNY11bi


Weren't the Zakspeed Turbo Capris and the IMSA Mustangs the same cars with different bodyshells? I didn't follow the genre back then, but I recall an article about them in 'Motor Sport' magazine.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 28, 2017, 12:14:33 am
Ordered some 1:72 resin tank stuff from S&S Models, including a post-WWII Jagdpanzer Kanone (to receive a different suspension and end up as a Heer '46 vehicle). Curious about the kits' casting quality.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on July 28, 2017, 02:55:57 am
I have the old AMT-Ertl Airwolf kit, but I'm building the other option in the kit,
a regular Bell 222.
For two reasons: (1) I really like the 222 and, (2) I loathe Airwolf,
one of the stupidest pieces of crap ever foisted on the TV audience.
A supersonic, silent helicopter?  :banghead:
Hey AIrwolf was so cool. And i can see the Serie with my Girlfriend, she like it.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 28, 2017, 06:44:58 am
I guess then the problem is that I wasn't twelve when it came on.  ;D

Nor was I which is why I never could understand the fuss, but hey it wasn't aimed at my demographic..... I hope not anyway  ;) Mind you, you I was/am a huge Buffy fan, so horses for courses ; mine was just prettier  :angel:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 28, 2017, 06:49:06 am
Weird coincidence, stumpled upon the A5M3-ko this morning while doing (unrelated!) web research:

(http://img.wp.scn.ru/camms/ar/1018/pics/65_21.jpg)

Pretty aircraft, felt the immediate urge to kitbash one (have a Hobby Boss A5M in the stash, and certainly a French engine donor kit)!  :lol:

Very similar to a couple of options on offer in the box. They suggest natural metal, but I'm not sure about that ? May go for overall light grey.

There are 4 options in the box btw - 3 in overall aluminium and one in brown/green/grey camouflage.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on July 28, 2017, 11:47:11 am
Update
New from Japan.
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170728/r9bg5rku.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170728/aokeghq7.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on July 29, 2017, 01:39:57 pm
Just won on eBay a 1/72 Airmodel vacform kit Northrop YB-49 flying wing.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on July 29, 2017, 02:27:18 pm
1/700 S-Model PLA Type 52CDestroyer Haikou arrived today, quite a surprise as I wasn't expecting any kits in the post - I actually ordered this kit on the 24th of Feb off eBay from China and thought it had just been lost in the post  :-\
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 29, 2017, 04:48:59 pm
1/700 S-Model PLA Type 52CDestroyer Haikou arrived today, quite a surprise as I wasn't expecting any kits in the post - I actually ordered this kit on the 24th of Feb off eBay from China and thought it had just been lost in the post  :-\

Musta come over under its own steam.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nils on July 30, 2017, 03:43:07 am
2 new additions yesterday:

-Revell 1/72 Agusta A109k2
-Revell 1/72 DH Mosquito mk.IV (ex-hasegawa)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Chris Payne on July 30, 2017, 05:07:04 am
Just back from Halifax Modellers World with a few new additions to the stash.

Airfix 1/72 Grumman Martlet Mk.IV
Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Hurricane Mk.Ib
Sword 1/72 Fairey Gannet AEW.3

Also got a pot of Gunze Sangyo H333 and the Hataka Modern Luftwaffe Paint Set No.1.
(https://s6.postimg.org/7afmykzg1/19904485_1368798653198761_1092731903_n.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/tmdfryyjx/)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on July 30, 2017, 06:44:04 am
Martlet's a nice kit, but I've found it easier to treat the undercarriage and cockpit as two separate units rather than as one on the 3 I've built so far. Did the first one as per the instruction sheet and it was a bit of a p.i.a. Second two I built separately.

You're a far better modeler than me though Chris, so you could well be o.k. I've not seen any magazine reviews mention similar problems to the one I had although they've all said that this part of the build takes a lot of care.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on July 30, 2017, 04:19:30 pm
I won a box of what I thought were 1/72 spare parts on eBay, turns out to be the bargain of the year.
A part built 1/48 F/A-18E Super Hornet with some of the missiles missing.
1/72 Airfix Lockheed S-3A Viking ASW without the instructions, seems all there just need to double check.
1/72 Italeri Boeing X-32, part built, parts missing.
1/72 Dassault Rafale B part built, parts missing with instructions.
All for £8 with free postage.
Going to use the parts supplied with the 1/48 Hornet and see what aftermarket parts are available.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 30, 2017, 11:43:33 pm
Won a SMER 1:72 Il-2M auction on ebay. Kitbashing fodder, though...  &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on July 31, 2017, 02:57:55 am
A 9 cup stovetop coffee percolater.  Not model related but it will help keep me building... :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on July 31, 2017, 07:44:32 am
Additions I appear to have missed posting:

1 x Revell 1/144 Lockheed F-19 Stealth Fighter (RV 04051) - to be built as a 1/48 or 1/35 drone
1 x Airfix 1/72 Hawker Typhoon IB (AX02041) - optional replacement engine for modified Lancaster/Manchester variant (depends on which 2nd kit arrives in stock for purchase 1st)
1 x Revell 1/72 Avro Lancaster B.I/III (RV04300) - to be bashed into 2-engine Lancaster/Manchester variant

Due tomorrow - now in the Stash:

1 x Academy 1/72 Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB (AC 12462) - optional replacement engine for modified Lancaster/Manchester variant (depends on which 2nd kit arrives in stock for purchase 1st)
1 x Live Resin 1/35 US Army Special Forces Gunner for HMMWV and GMV Vehicles Twin M2 Mount (LRM35011)
1 x Live Resin 1/35 US MARSOC Marine Special Operations Batalion/Navy Seals GMV-M Turret Gunner #2 (LRM35013)
1 x Live Resin 1/35 Twin Mount M2E2 (M2A1) Browning .50 Calibre Machine Gun w/Flash Hider for HMMWV & GMV (LRE35290)
1 x Live Resin 1/35 USMC Tanker for MCTAGS and LAV-25 Turrets with CVC Helmet (LRM35007)
1 x Live Resin 1/35 US Army Modern Soldier Vol.1 (LRM35001)** - to be modified for current M-7771 Custodian build
1 x Live Resin 1/35 M240G on Platt Swing Mount w/US Marine Corps Medium MG w/Trijicon TA648MGO for LAV-25 (LRE35251)
1 x Live Resin 1/35 US MARSOC Marine Special Operations Batalion/Navy Seals GMV-M Turret Gunner #1 (LRM35012)
1 x Revell 1/144 Grumman F-14A Tomcat (RV 04021) - parts donor for current M-7771 Custodian build

All the Live Resin stuff is for future RAM builds, except [**] which is as described

Looking at the Academy Typhoon Mk.IB, it is significantly more detailed than the (older) Airfix offering, so I may build it as an Australian Army (2nd AIF?) ground support fighter & wait for another Airfix kit to use on the Lanc/Manc build.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on July 31, 2017, 11:00:58 am
Got today

1 x 1/72 Trumpeter Su-24M Fencer-D which will be real world but I might find an old inaccurate one and try to convert it to an S-6

Gondor
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on August 01, 2017, 03:54:18 am
Two 1/25 cars arrived today.  Not exactly Holy Grails, more nice to haves.
1). Revell 1966 Chevelle Station Wagon.  The last (Revell Muscle) release, which only has nasty modern large diameter custom wheels.   Still, nothing a rummage in the wheels box won't cure.
2). AMT 1969 Mercury Cougar CJ 428.  I've built the '69 Cougar Eliminator and this will go nicely next to it on the shelf.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on August 01, 2017, 07:26:11 am
Two 1/25 cars arrived today.  Not exactly Holy Grails, more nice to haves.
1). ... which only has nasty modern large diameter custom wheels.   

Blergh. I'm so tired of that Hot Wheels look.  :banghead:
Yeah, yeah designer/customizer guys of a certain age, we get it you lurved, lurved, lurved yer Hot Wheels
when you were a kid, please get over it, you lot have been using the over-sized rim/minimal rubber look for
25+ years, and it's infected the younger cohort of designers/customizers, so it keeps getting recycled,
ad infinitum - ad nauseum.
Aint' it time for something else? Some kind of happy middle ground?
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on August 01, 2017, 10:05:16 pm
Hot Wheels.  I hadn't thought they may be to blame...
At least when Revell brought out their lowrider and donks ranges they left the stock parts in them (including the wheels).
On something that age you can't beat red or white stripe rubber on slightly wider than stock steelies with trim rings and dog dishes combined with a slight lowering on all four corners.

Visited the closing down hobby shop in the city.
30% off all kits meant I grabbed stuff I wanted but wasn't willing to pay full price.
1/25 Mobius 1971 Ford Ranger pick up.  Slightly disappointed it doesn't include the family, old english sheepdog and dog kennel shown on the box art but detail wise it looks great in the box.
1/72 Hasegawa A-1H/J Skyraider (pleased to see it contains a toilet but even with 30% off it was still prolly too much - limited edition my a***).  Looks much much better than the Airfix/Heller kit.  I'm thinking African.
1/72 Special Hobby Junkers Ju-87A.  One of Special Hobby's better kits.  No ideas yet but i'm chuffed to have one at last - love those trousers.
1/72 AZ Messerschmitt Bf 109G-0.  The Vee tailed Gustav.  The vee tail will be fitted to a long winged H and I will still have a complete model left to build

Managed to avoid the temptation of 30% off Wingnut Wings.  Just.


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on August 02, 2017, 03:15:03 am
An Airfix 1/72 Navy combination comprising of;
Lynx Mk.88 helicopter
F-14A Tomcat
F-18 A/B Hornet
Paint and glue
Two additional sticks of glue.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 02, 2017, 06:09:11 am

1/72 Special Hobby Junkers Ju-87A.  One of Special Hobby's better kits.  No ideas yet but i'm chuffed to have one at last - love those trousers.
1/72 AZ Messerschmitt Bf 109G-0.  The Vee tailed Gustav.  The vee tail will be fitted to a long winged H and I will still have a complete model left to build



I've got 3 of the Ju-87A's in the stash. One of the very early boxings and 2 of the latter boxings. Lots of ideas but still not got around to them  :banghead: Although the Argentine one for the Great South American War is a distinct possibility latter this year.

The V tailed 109 is a nice kit. Which boxing did you get ? I've the Aces boxing and the R6 one. One kit will be Desert camo as boxing and the other is due to be Italian. These will get done before Telford  ;)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: KiwiZac on August 02, 2017, 01:14:02 pm
On something that age you can't beat red or white stripe rubber on slightly wider than stock steelies with trim rings and dog dishes combined with a slight lowering on all four corners.
I do not understand any of what you wrote but I'm happy for you.

Managed to avoid the temptation of 30% off Wingnut Wings.  Just.
The happiness is gone. You fool!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 02, 2017, 03:13:14 pm
 ;D ;D ;D

"Rims, tires, and other "wheel stuff" of that nature, in certain styles." 

Kinda like these, for instance...

(http://i.imgur.com/N5et5ML.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on August 03, 2017, 12:27:53 am
Two more wins on eBay,
1/72 Airfix Avro Shackleton MR.2
1/72 Heller Lockheed EC-121 Warning Star
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on August 03, 2017, 04:28:26 am
(http://i.imgur.com/N5et5ML.jpg)

Work of art.  Should be hanging on a wall.  '40 Ford?

The V tailed 109 is a nice kit. Which boxing did you get?

I got the one that only has one decal option because it was a couple of bucks cheaper.  The prototype?  It's not like i'll be building it OOB.

Zac - they had a Snipe and some Fokker Tripehounds.  If they'd had a Brisfit on the shelf then resistance would have been futile but it wasn't to be.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 03, 2017, 05:53:38 am

The V tailed 109 is a nice kit. Which boxing did you get?

I got the one that only has one decal option because it was a couple of bucks cheaper.  The prototype?  It's not like i'll be building it OOB.



True. A "V" tailed H will be interesting  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 03, 2017, 07:11:37 am
(http://i.imgur.com/N5et5ML.jpg)

Work of art.  Should be hanging on a wall.  '40 Ford?

Sure looks like it to me! Picture was a standalone, tho. I tried to find more of the car but couldn't! I wanted to see the whole thing. Ah well.   :lol:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on August 03, 2017, 10:01:50 am
On something that age you can't beat red or white stripe rubber on slightly wider than stock steelies with trim rings and dog dishes combined with a slight lowering on all four corners.
I do not understand any of what you wrote but I'm happy for you.

Come to dark side young Zac, and we will give you the secret decoder ring.  ;D

One of my favourites, Pierson Bros. '36 Ford Coupe, California dry lake @1948.
They ran it on the lakes, used it as a daily driver and, as shown, a tow vehicle
for their '34 Ford coupe dry lakes racer.
(http://66.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lw1cgix3P41qdcd2wo1_1280.jpg)

The car still exists and was restored to its late '40s look, the '34 also still exists and has been also been restored.

https://www.customcarchronicle.com/news-flash/pierson-36-resto-update
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Leading Observer on August 03, 2017, 11:08:36 am
From the big H the Modelsvit Mirage III V-02 - Argentine Navy perhaps?
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 04, 2017, 03:16:56 am
The 36 is glorious! 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 04, 2017, 05:37:31 am
New stash material, all 1:72 (of course):

Revell (actually PM Model/Pioneer 2) Ta 183 - to be modded, though
Fine Molds Ki-61-II
Sword Ki-102

The latter two came as a combo, for EUR 20,-. I could not say no. since the Ki-102 alone normally goes for more!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on August 06, 2017, 09:34:19 am
Just one day after posting this;
Looking at the Academy Typhoon Mk.IB, it is significantly more detailed than the (older) Airfix offering, so I may build it as an Australian Army (2nd AIF?) ground support fighter & wait for another Airfix kit to use on the Lanc/Manc build.

I get an email from BNA Models stating;
Quote
BNA MODEL WORLD Back In Stock Notification

BNA MODEL WORLD                  2 Aug
   
Dear Guy Plachy,

We have restocked a product you asked to be notified about.
Please check it out before it goes out of stock again!

Product Back In Stock
1/72 Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib

Therefore, on order & (hopefully) due Thursday or Friday:
1 x Airfix 1/72 Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib (AX02041)
1 x Meng 1/35 Israel Main Battle Tank Merkava Mk.3D Late LIC (MENG-TS025)
1 x Academy 1/35 Merkava MK.IID "Israel Defense Forces" (AC 13286)


Looks like the Universe is conspiring to get me to build my zenrat-ish Lanc/Manc build ... I'm juggling whether to call it the Lanchester, the Mancaster or, just to go completely off the rails, the Warminster.


Anyone got any B-25/B-26/A-20 cheek/nose guns they don't need & can donate to a worthy cause? :unsure:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 06, 2017, 10:24:09 am

Anyone got any B-25/B-26/A-20 cheek/nose guns they don't need & can donate to a worthy cause? :unsure:


I've got an Airfix B-26 Marauder that I've denuded of various bits and pieces recently. If that kit has the cheek guns included you'd be welcome to them.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 06, 2017, 01:56:31 pm
From ebay:
Ventura Spitfire F.XIVe
Ventura Spitfire PR.19

From Uncle Frank
Pavla Sea Vixen nosecone - for the Dragon one I got a few weeks back.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: DogfighterZen on August 06, 2017, 02:58:31 pm
New airbrush, courtesy of ISM live show giveaways! And next week, a goodie bag with sanders and other tools should also be delivered. :bow:

(http://i.imgur.com/tEZxQ8d.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 06, 2017, 03:03:53 pm
Yay! It has arrived. Winning that was sweet.. I bet you can't wait to try it out!

Interested to see the results. . . . .
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on August 06, 2017, 05:26:39 pm
...Looks like the Universe is conspiring to get me to build my zenrat-ish Lanc/Manc build ... I'm juggling whether to call it the Lanchester, the Mancaster or, just to go completely off the rails, the Warminster...

I accept no responsibility.  in fact, i am known for being irresponsible...

Where is half way between Manchester and Lancaster?
<looks at Google Earth>
Hmmmm, it's Blackburn.  A name which is obviously taken already.  Just make sure its ugly...
 ;D

Mrs z has been in Singapore for a long weekend with colleagues.  I picked her up from the airport this morning and she has brought me back a Hasegawa 1/72 Kawanishi H6K5 "Mavis" (original 1969 release - still bagged but two props have been broken over the years) and a Bandai 1/144 (deep breath) HG Build Fighters Hi-V Gundam Vrabe Tatsuya Yuuki's Mobile Suit.
What a nice lady.
And when I got home the Parcel Man was there with a box from New Zealand (JAYS hobby products) containing vac form He111 clear parts.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on August 06, 2017, 07:47:08 pm

Anyone got any B-25/B-26/A-20 cheek/nose guns they don't need & can donate to a worthy cause? :unsure:


I've got an Airfix B-26 Marauder that I've denuded of various bits and pieces recently. If that kit has the cheek guns included you'd be welcome to them.

If you can, that'd be awesome, Kit! :thumbsup:

Otherwise, I'm fairly sure there are some aftermarket one available ... somewhere.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 06, 2017, 11:39:39 pm

Anyone got any B-25/B-26/A-20 cheek/nose guns they don't need & can donate to a worthy cause? :unsure:


I've got an Airfix B-26 Marauder that I've denuded of various bits and pieces recently. If that kit has the cheek guns included you'd be welcome to them.

If you can, that'd be awesome, Kit! :thumbsup:

Otherwise, I'm fairly sure there are some aftermarket one available ... somewhere.

I've found them.  :thumbsup:

PM me your snailmail address and I'll stick them in the mail.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on August 07, 2017, 10:20:07 am
PM sent! Thanks a million, mate! :bow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on August 08, 2017, 12:48:47 am
1/72 Rareplanes Boeing KC-97G with white metal landing gear and propellers, decals and clear canopy.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on August 08, 2017, 04:49:25 am
...Looks like the Universe is conspiring to get me to build my zenrat-ish Lanc/Manc build ... I'm juggling whether to call it the Lanchester, the Mancaster or, just to go completely off the rails, the Warminster...

I accept no responsibility.  in fact, i am known for being irresponsible...

Where is half way between Manchester and Lancaster?
<looks at Google Earth>
Hmmmm, it's Blackburn.  A name which is obviously taken already.  Just make sure its ugly...
 ;D

Mrs z has been in Singapore for a long weekend with colleagues.  I picked her up from the airport this morning and she has brought me back a Hasegawa 1/72 Kawanishi H6K5 "Mavis" (original 1969 release - still bagged but two props have been broken over the years) and a Bandai 1/144 (deep breath) HG Build Fighters Hi-V Gundam Vrabe Tatsuya Yuuki's Mobile Suit.
What a nice lady.
And when I got home the Parcel Man was there with a box from New Zealand (JAYS hobby products) containing vac form He111 clear parts.

Actually its Preston but you could go Ribchester which is close by and within Lancashire.  :mellow:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on August 08, 2017, 08:13:18 am
...Looks like the Universe is conspiring to get me to build my zenrat-ish Lanc/Manc build ... I'm juggling whether to call it the Lanchester, the Mancaster or, just to go completely off the rails, the Warminster...

I accept no responsibility.  in fact, i am known for being irresponsible...

Where is half way between Manchester and Lancaster?
<looks at Google Earth>
Hmmmm, it's Blackburn.  A name which is obviously taken already.  Just make sure its ugly...
 ;D

Mrs z has been in Singapore for a long weekend with colleagues.  I picked her up from the airport this morning and she has brought me back a Hasegawa 1/72 Kawanishi H6K5 "Mavis" (original 1969 release - still bagged but two props have been broken over the years) and a Bandai 1/144 (deep breath) HG Build Fighters Hi-V Gundam Vrabe Tatsuya Yuuki's Mobile Suit.
What a nice lady.
And when I got home the Parcel Man was there with a box from New Zealand (JAYS hobby products) containing vac form He111 clear parts.

Actually its Preston but you could go Ribchester which is close by and within Lancashire.  :mellow:

Or I could go Harrogate, which is near the point of an equilateral triangle with Lancaster & Manchester. It's all a bit academic, really, as I'll probably make my mind up & change it several times before I put knife to plastic, anyway.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on August 08, 2017, 12:46:43 pm
'Spares or repairs' 1/72 Italeri AC-130A, from the photos it looks as though the fuselage and the wings are there.
 There was a proposal by the British to have theirs fitted with Rolls-Royce Tyne engines but I think it would look better with four Rolls-Royce Griffon engines.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on August 08, 2017, 02:17:02 pm
Been pretty quiet model wise, but instead of spending all my money on new parts for my Suzuki GS 850GG, I managed to purchase a trumpeter AS-90 and Swedish S tank. Both will be Honduran. I am waiting patiently for the release of the M-109 in 72nd scale by Revell. Also awaiting a Hasegawa Kfir C2, as the italeri F-21 Lion version is big bucks.
Chris
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 08, 2017, 04:28:43 pm
Got me a Defender!!  Philippine Navy.  :laugh: :laugh:

(http://i.imgur.com/QcE193J.jpg)

Tagging along were an AW Seahawk and a Fiat G 91.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on August 09, 2017, 10:24:49 am
A Manga Models Blackburn Firebrand TF5 in 1/72 arrived today

Gondor
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Hobbes on August 09, 2017, 01:24:49 pm
...Looks like the Universe is conspiring to get me to build my zenrat-ish Lanc/Manc build ... I'm juggling whether to call it the Lanchester, the Mancaster or, just to go completely off the rails, the Warminster...

I accept no responsibility.  in fact, i am known for being irresponsible...

Where is half way between Manchester and Lancaster?
<looks at Google Earth>
Hmmmm, it's Blackburn.  A name which is obviously taken already.  Just make sure its ugly...
 ;D

you could go with Blackpool, then it'd have to be garish instead. Shiny BMF?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on August 09, 2017, 10:43:48 pm
Finally got a new kit yesterday Trumpeter 1/72nd Sea Fury as part of my FAA collection.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on August 10, 2017, 12:56:39 am
Arrived today:
1 x Airfix 1/72 Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib (AX02041)
1 x Meng 1/35 Israel Main Battle Tank Merkava Mk.3D Late LIC (MENG-TS025)
1 x Academy 1/35 Merkava MK.IID "Israel Defense Forces" (AC 13286)

 ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Snowtrooper on August 10, 2017, 10:17:54 am
1/72 haul from a local forum:
Airfix Stratos 4 TSR.2 MS - latter boxing with the bigger rocket. Commercial satellite launcher? What with the supplied anime girl figures, I cannot resist the double entendre to put her in Virgin Galactic livery
Hobbycraft CF-105 Arrow - somehow I must reconcile my whiffverse where this exists and RAF still buys F-101 Voodoos. Maybe it's first cancelled as per OTL, but the CIA snatches the blueprints and toolings in operation HAVE MOOSE and suitably modified it becomes a cheaper alternative for XF-108 south of the border? Or maybe for reasons it's not cancelled but the UK won't buy it, but Australia will?
Matchbox Do 28 Skyservant - PMC gunship
Revellobox T-2C/E Buckeye - post-Taliban Afghan Air Force?
Revellobox Walrus Mk.1 - upgunned for the Korean War with the rockets from Revellobox Beau, and if I still find some wrecked WW2 models in the bitz box the Vickers GO's may get replaced by M2 .50 cals
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 10, 2017, 03:36:23 pm
Had my eye on these for awhile. I not only wanted it to build but also wanted one that was complete with all the stuff in good shape. Saw this on eBay and decided to go for it. Got it for $12 after shipping which is cool! I saw one other going for (bids on it, not just asking price) MORE but wasn't remotely in this good condition. Also saw one in the same shape as mine going for $65 (asking price "buy it now")  :unsure: :rolleyes:  PFfttt...  Not a whole lot of them are listed at any given time so I guess it could be a tiny bit rare but $65?  ;D ;D  Come on now....     

Any how.. the transfers looked good for the most part aside from a misprint but the misprint occurred in such a way that it merely made a nice straight separation between two parts of the same decal so I can easily apply them in two pieces and just butt them together. Like I said, I want to make it like the box, so these are important.  ;D :laugh:

(http://i.imgur.com/zMyqOId.jpg?1)

 :lol:

Neato. I did a few minutes of research on this and found next to zero on not only the plane but the kit itself. I'm starting to think that the plane is fictional or something....    I searched various iterations of "Cleveland Miss" "Cleveland Miss P 51"  "MPC P-51D Clevelad Miss"  etc and didn't find a damn thing on Google. No picture or anything. I could fine a couple pictures of the box but zero of the plane or even a built up model. No reviews or previews or any other thing. I'm sure its out there, somewhere, but *I* couldn't find anything in the 20 minutes I tried.

Either way... I'll try to make it just like the box shows at some point. I believe it should be overall red and the pinkish looking areas are just the way the artist decided to paint the thing... like shading or something.. ..
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on August 10, 2017, 06:05:55 pm
Nah, paint it a good, rich pink, as per the box, but, when done, give it a coat of pearlescent clear & put boobies on the pilot. ;D :angel:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 10, 2017, 07:18:28 pm
I suspect that the kit is the *original* 1950s tool Airfix kit, given their tie in with MPC in teh 60s and 70s.  And that kit is... best left for collectors.  Use the kit as a pattern but use a better modern kit.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on August 11, 2017, 01:31:57 am
A customising plane kit!  Cool.  What do the custom parts consist of Brad C?
Not sure what form of racing that is in the box art but judging by the leading edge the plane appears to still be armed.

Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 11, 2017, 06:07:05 am

Not sure what form of racing that is in the box art but judging by the leading edge the plane appears to still be armed.

Interesting racing ?  :angel:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on August 11, 2017, 07:43:45 am

Not sure what form of racing that is in the box art but judging by the leading edge the plane appears to still be armed.

Interesting racing ?  :angel:

Last one flying, winner takes all. ;D ;)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 11, 2017, 08:11:51 am
Nah, paint it a good, rich pink, as per the box, but, when done, give it a coat of pearlescent clear & put boobies on the pilot. ;D :angel:
:o :o ;D ;D

I suspect that the kit is the *original* 1950s tool Airfix kit, given their tie in with MPC in teh 60s and 70s.  And that kit is... best left for collectors.  Use the kit as a pattern but use a better modern kit.
Good stuff! I'll do that. I surely don't need to be making extra work for myself trying to polish a turd.  Thanks for the tip!! I just so happen to know where to get wonderfully building and CHEAP P 51s all day long. They lack in certain detail but the overall outside appearance is just fine and it goes together really easy.
A customising plane kit!  Cool.  What do the custom parts consist of Brad C?
Not sure what form of racing that is in the box art but judging by the leading edge the plane appears to still be armed.

Yeah!! Pretty neat, huh!  I like it. I have the box on display now.  ;D

For some reason they count the stand as one of the bonuses.  ;D  I have more like it and looking at the instructions you can link them all together to make displays.

(http://i.imgur.com/Ma4fWUd.jpg)

The next "bonus" are on the transfer sheet. They give you extra lil flowers and stuff to go on it. "Sassy Sue" a bucking mule on a delta, etc.

(http://i.imgur.com/TnkMT5W.jpg?1)

Last bonus are the 'chrome' parts.  ;D  Some of these don't even go on the lane, obviously, but I do plan to use the prop and spinners on the build when I do it. Now, I'm not sure, but some of these extra chrome pieces look like space alien laser guns, some look like maybe a poor mans MG, I see a radio antenna and some exhaust manifold looking stuff....  etc.. shrug.. lol

(http://i.imgur.com/bkUoBO9.jpg)

I also see something that appear to be rubber wheels (the little black things there) and it came with a clear disc with a hole in the middle I suppose meant to be a spinning prop but the diameter is WAY too big.   :o ;D 

1970... ..  ;D

I saw another MPC kit one time that I'm reminded of that also came with weird flower type transfers and other things. An F-111. I'd like to get it, too, some day.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on August 11, 2017, 06:16:01 pm
Looks like a hedgehog exhaust from a Beaufighter in the top right corner of the chrome sprue.

Chrome parts is an excellent addition.  Would have got me buying it when I was 14.
I think my next zenrat industries "fast courier" may have to have some chrome parts on it.

The mule on the decal sheet looks like it is "bucking" a Starfleet logo.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on August 11, 2017, 07:08:21 pm
They used the same chrome sprue in all of that series.

Kingfisher box, you can see the chrome parts shown on the side of the box:
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/QX8AAOSwhcJWKoFu/s-l1600.jpg)

Stuka:
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/vd0AAOSwFnFV-32i/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on August 11, 2017, 10:59:09 pm
It begs the question, how would judges at a show react if one built one up with all the chrome parts custom decals and entered it in the OOB class?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 11, 2017, 11:00:08 pm
Somehow I can't imagine a Stuka with a chrome prop.  ;D

But Goering would have loved it I'm sure!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on August 12, 2017, 01:44:01 am
Somehow I can't imagine a Stuka with a chrome prop.  ;D

But Goering would have loved it I'm sure!

Or painted powder blue with pink spats. ;D :o ;)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 12, 2017, 02:00:17 am

Not sure what form of racing that is in the box art but judging by the leading edge the plane appears to still be armed.

Interesting racing ?  :angel:

Last one flying, winner takes all. ;D ;)

I'm now imagining the various classes : 2 seater turret ; single seater m.g./cannon ; single seater missile etc  ;D You can tell silly season has got to me   ;)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on August 12, 2017, 09:14:45 am
It begs the question, how would judges at a show react if one built one up with all the chrome parts custom decals and entered it in the OOB class?

If the judges follow the rules correctly, and they should otherwise what's the point of the judging standards,
it wouldn't be an issue because all the bits are in the box, how it's painted and blinged-up is irrelevant.

I can tell you for sure that at the IPMS-Seattle show it wouldn't be an issue.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on August 12, 2017, 09:25:52 am

Not sure what form of racing that is in the box art but judging by the leading edge the plane appears to still be armed.

Interesting racing ?  :angel:

Last one flying, winner takes all. ;D ;)

I'm now imagining the various classes : 2 seater turret ; single seater m.g./cannon ; single seater missile etc  ;D You can tell silly season has got to me   ;)

There are firms that do simulated dogfighting flights using various gun simulation systems and smoke pots.
Something similar could be used, so you're not actually killing people, destroying aircraft, and whatever may
be below.  :rolleyes:

Sort of an SCA melee round in the sky.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on August 13, 2017, 04:00:37 am
It begs the question, how would judges at a show react if one built one up with all the chrome parts custom decals and entered it in the OOB class?

If the judges follow the rules correctly, and they should otherwise what's the point of the judging standards,
it wouldn't be an issue because all the bits are in the box, how it's painted and blinged-up is irrelevant.

I can tell you for sure that at the IPMS-Seattle show it wouldn't be an issue.
 :thumbsup:

Hmmm, yes.  I hope it wouldn't be an issue at Australian Model Expo.
Judging by previously reported behaviour I suspect it would be other entrants who would kick up a fuss.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 13, 2017, 05:14:26 am

There are firms that do simulated dogfighting flights using various gun simulation systems and smoke pots.
Something similar could be used, so you're not actually killing people, destroying aircraft, and whatever may
be below.  :rolleyes:

Sort of an SCA melee round in the sky.  :thumbsup:

Fantastic  :thumbsup:

I did go up in a Stearman at Wheeler Field in Hawaii years ago and the pilot made a couple of "straffing runs" down the runway and over the hangers, and yes I did go "akka, akka, akka" ; the pilot latter told me that 99% of male passengers do it so I didn't feel to childish  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nils on August 13, 2017, 05:44:32 am
just got back from Wings & Wheels in ursel today, and got some new stash treasures  :mellow:

-Zvezda 1/144 Ilyushin IL-76MD (new tool  :thumbsup: )
-KP 1/72 Piper PA-18 Super Cub
-Huma Messerschmitt Me P.1101 V1
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Chris Payne on August 13, 2017, 08:16:04 am
The stash grew a little more this weekend

From my local club night....
Airfix 1/72 Fokker Friendship (mostly complete)
Matchbox 1/72 Bristol Beaufighter
Matchbox 1/72 Vickers Wellesley (part built)

And today...
Airfix 1/48 Supermarine Seafire FR.46/47
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 13, 2017, 02:38:42 pm
At the Avon Show today :

A Hasegawa F-8 from darthspud, thanks VERY much.  :thumbsup:

And a Revell 1/144 A380 from my good friend Dave Slater. I'd lent him a 380 kit years ago as he needed one in a hurry, and he's just replaced it. He and I have 'plans' for it, and OGL suggested a demon colour scheme which involves lots of orange paint.  ;D

And better, NEITHER of them cost me a bean.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on August 13, 2017, 08:07:28 pm
Won on eBay ready built 1/72 B-29. I'll have to wait and see what parts get broken in transit before whiffing.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 13, 2017, 11:54:48 pm
Two ev!lbay wins of the weekend: An 1:72 Revell A-4E/F (reboxed Italeri kit) for just EUR 2,10,- and a Hobby Boss Brewster Buffalo for EUR 3,95,-.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on August 14, 2017, 12:25:21 am
Placed a couple of Hannants's orders over the weekend, I spotted a model art decal set in the 2nd hand section with decals for the RN Westland Dragonfly, the new Suez decal set from Xtradecal and then realised I didn't have a Dragonfly so has to do a 2nd order for a mach2 Dragonfly  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 14, 2017, 02:57:16 am

.........and then realised I didn't have a Dragonfly so has to do a 2nd order for a mach2 Dragonfly  :banghead:


Oh dear, all that Perspex, and you know how well Mach 2 do their transparencies!

Don't Whirlybirds do one with a clear fuselage?
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 14, 2017, 03:27:41 am
Possibly - if they do, it'll be ex-Airways (Maintrack)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on August 14, 2017, 04:25:58 am
Yes Whirlykit's reissued the Maintrack one with updated parts but I noticed that Roger's wife recently passed away so not sure if they are back up and running again. They were talking about replacing the clear vacform with clear resin, but I don't think they have done that as yet.

Pity the Aerodrom injection moulded kit has disappeared as that would be a handy starting point.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 14, 2017, 08:16:46 am
After reading your bit about the Dragonfly, I found I have two clear vacform ones, one done by a firm called Britavia, or Tee-Jay Models depending which side of the instruction sheet you read, and one by 'FiCraft Models. However, they both look VERY 'Maintrack' in their presentation, and the Britavia one says their next product will be a Sycamore, and I have one of them too, and it does say it's by Maintrack. Curioser and curioser.

All three of them have gone somewhat yellow and I wonder if letting the Sun get at them will work, like it does with old decal sheets.

I ought to build them as a Sycamore was the first helicopter I ever sat in, at age 11, and the Dragonfly was the first one I ever flew in when I was 17. I even have a pic of that one.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 14, 2017, 11:33:04 am
I'd like to know, too. I have a VL Myrsky II and the vac canopy in it is NICE AND YELLOW. If it were intentional for a modern fighter like the ones with the yellow glass it might make sense but not for this old thing!
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 14, 2017, 11:59:37 am
No, sun bleaching won't work because it's UV damage that causes the yellowing in the plastic in the first place.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 14, 2017, 12:55:03 pm
I don't know how the UV got there then, as all three kits have been in their packets, surrounded by the instructions, and the packets were inside a box and that's been in my Loft for umpteen years, with only two, rather small windows......
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on August 14, 2017, 01:43:20 pm
It's not UV that causes the clear plastic used in some vacs to go yellow, it's
the chemistry of the plastic, once it goes yellow it's permanently yellow.
Using the yellowed one to make a pattern to vac a new piece is the only
solution.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 14, 2017, 01:55:43 pm
No chance of that in my case, they'll be built with anti-sun Perspex glazing.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on August 14, 2017, 02:34:09 pm
No chance of that in my case, they'll be built with anti-sun Perspex glazing.

 ;D ;D :thumbsup:

Not happy simply wearing shooting glasses, Biggles had yellow glazing installed in his Dragonfly.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 14, 2017, 04:29:46 pm
 :o ;D

I was thinking along the same lines... when it comes time to build my lil Myrysky I plan to just use the thing anyway and maybe the dark colors and stuff on the rest of it will help it not look so out of place.. or something.... :unsure: ;D
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on August 15, 2017, 02:55:07 am
Isn't there a Dragonfly at Weston Super-Mare?
Airfix should pop down there with their LIDAR so they can knock up a nice new modern injection kit.
I'm sure there must be other stuff there they could do at the same time.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on August 15, 2017, 09:59:32 am
Update

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Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 15, 2017, 11:28:43 am

Isn't there a Dragonfly at Weston Super-Mare?
Airfix should pop down there with their LIDAR so they can knock up a nice new modern injection kit.
I'm sure there must be other stuff there they could do at the same time.


Two at the last count, and as you say, BAGS of other stuff too.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on August 15, 2017, 02:32:38 pm
Isn't there a Dragonfly at Weston Super-Mare?
Airfix should pop down there with their LIDAR so they can knock up a nice new modern injection kit.
I'm sure there must be other stuff there they could do at the same time.

Then you could get two and do this:
(http://photos.smugmug.com/OLDPB/i-mLm33Jx/0/58772729/O/WESTLAND_2-51_01.png)

 ;D :wacko:

If they ever did a WS-51 it would be nice if they included civil marking options.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 15, 2017, 02:35:33 pm

If they ever did a WS-51 it would be nice if they included civil marking options.


My Britavia Dragonfly has UK civvie decals, for BEA I think, but I didn't look too closely.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on August 16, 2017, 10:37:05 pm
A kit mule has arrived from the UK bringing a Hasegawa 1/72 Martin Marlin originally shipped by Bungle to my UK Stash holding centre.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 17, 2017, 12:04:17 am

A kit mule has arrived from the UK bringing a Hasegawa 1/72 Martin Marlin originally shipped by Bungle to my UK Stash holding centre.


That's a lot of very desirable styrene there, nice one.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on August 17, 2017, 12:23:00 am
Yes.  My kit mule did complain about the size of the box.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 17, 2017, 07:49:04 am

If they ever did a WS-51 it would be nice if they included civil marking options.


My Britavia Dragonfly has UK civvie decals, for BEA I think, but I didn't look too closely.


I just did, and it is BEA, reg. is G-AKCU, in the grey upper and bright red lower scheme.

I've now got one Dragonfly and the Sycamore mouldings taped to a window, just in case the Sun brightening works. If it doesn't, they're both going to have tinted Perspex.  ;D

One weird thing about these kits, one Dragonfly kit suggests using superglue for the whole thing as they say it's moulded from PVC, the other one does give any suggestions at all! The Sycamore, which seems to be moulded from exactly the same plastic, suggests using MekPak.....  :banghead:

I can foresee a lengthy testing session on some scrap bits of plastic.

Has anyone built one of these already as I'd welcome some advice on this gluing matter.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on August 17, 2017, 11:18:21 am
Placed a couple of Hannants's orders over the weekend, I spotted a model art decal set in the 2nd hand section with decals for the RN Westland Dragonfly, the new Suez decal set from Xtradecal and then realised I didn't have a Dragonfly so has to do a 2nd order for a mach2 Dragonfly  :banghead:
Both arrived today, I forgot I had also ordered an RV Aircraft Mirage IIIO which looks OK   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on August 18, 2017, 09:37:25 am
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Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 18, 2017, 12:50:48 pm
I had some "walking around " money left over this month so I was going to buy some computer parts. Well.. yeah.. that lasted real long.   :rolleyes:  ;D  90% went to kits instead. Some of it has already arrived and some will be here next week I guess...

Not pictured is the Heller Bobkit C-160 (with lil trucks and commandos and stuff!!!)

On the way: 1/1000 Enterprise NX-01 (Polar Lights)
                     1/72  Hasegawa Shinden II Ace Combat

Then this stuff:
(http://i.imgur.com/eMrQ5Ws.jpg)

The lil one is a Merlin Models P-59. Been looking for this for a long while. I could have bought a vacuform version but I'm not looking forward to vacuform kits. I've never built one and they look like more trouble than they are worth. Anyway... one of these finally popped up in my price range requirements so I got it. $9 and free shipping.  ;D

I bought the other two because they were cheap. Minimum bid posted and if anyone else would have bid more than even a couple dollars I was out.. but... no one did on either! 

The Marlin is missing decals (is this why no one else big on the thing!? To me, missing decals isn't a detractor because that means it's going to be a whif pretty much guaranteed) and the PBY is missing the lil boat and the scuba divers that come with it. (And shark? Is there a shark or did what come with the Cousteau exploring vessell?).   Still, it's a PBY-6 and and it has the things like the external shelves where the divers would sit and all the stuff and the transfers are in GREAT shape. Box ratty but... ehhh.... I got it CHEAP. This one I'll build and eventually I'll buy a nice, complete version to "keep" as a collectible.

 
EDIT: Oh... by the way, does anyone know what this Merlin P-59 is made of? It's injection molded... but injected with what? Injected with styrene or resin? Don't want to sand up a dust cloud of this thing without knowing.  ;D


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 18, 2017, 02:23:19 pm


EDIT: Oh... by the way, does anyone know what this Merlin P-59 is made of? It's injection molded... but injected with what? Injected with styrene or resin? Don't want to sand up a dust cloud of this thing without knowing.  ;D


Merlin kits were styrene, and some had white metal bits as well.

But be aware they're a bit like Brit Mach 2 kits, they fit where they touch, and that isn't very often! You may need a LOT of sanding and filing before all the parts connect.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 18, 2017, 02:40:57 pm


EDIT: Oh... by the way, does anyone know what this Merlin P-59 is made of? It's injection molded... but injected with what? Injected with styrene or resin? Don't want to sand up a dust cloud of this thing without knowing.  ;D


Merlin kits were styrene, and some had white metal bits as well.

But be aware they're a bit like Brit Mach 2 kits, they fit where they touch, and that isn't very often! You may need a LOT of sanding and filing before all the parts connect.

Thanks... the look, color, and "feel" of the plastic (and the thickness of it) had me wondering.

I had a gander at the pieces and uhhh.... man this thing is beastly. You are dead on about "they fit where they touch".... WOW.  That said... I'm glad to have it!!  I've wanted a P-59 for a while now.  :laugh: 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on August 19, 2017, 12:35:27 am
Wouldn't a Special Hobby P-59 be a better starting point?
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SH72058 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SH72058)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 19, 2017, 08:51:07 am
Wouldn't a Special Hobby P-59 be a better starting point?
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SH72058 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SH72058)


Most definitely! I'm just waiting to find one in my price range. I have to set limits on how much I can spend on certain kits or else I wind up destitute.  ;D ;D  But that's OK... I'll find one eventually and I actually enjoy the "thrill of the hunt" so I don't mind waiting for one.  I at one time also considered the Hobbycraft one but the first problem with that is the scale is 1/48.  I don't have enough room for anything larger than 1/72.   :-\

I also keep my eyes peeled for the Amodel version. I don't know much about it..  (well, I don't know much about any of these kits, really, aside from the Merlin simply because I have it in my posession) but I figure it, like the SH one, will be worth picking up if I can just get the price down into my comfort zone.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kitnut617 on August 19, 2017, 12:39:33 pm
Anigrand did one too, got one in the stash

http://www.anigrand.com/AA2003_XP-59.htm
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 19, 2017, 01:23:16 pm
How bout that! Thanks. Not unreasonably priced, either, as far as Anigrand stuff goes!    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nils on August 20, 2017, 04:34:36 am
just got back from a rummage sale, and for 50 cents i found a Revell 1/144 Airbus A319 BMI/Austrian  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on August 20, 2017, 04:39:27 am
Delivered yesterday

Delphis 1/700 MMI G.Garibaldi - Italian Navy Harrier Carrier in 1/700

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Chris Payne on August 20, 2017, 01:20:58 pm
Not a kit, but did get put in the model room. Added some new life into my 20 year old Hi-Fi seperates yesterday. I bought myself a Philips Bluetooth Hi-Fi adapter. I can now stream music from my phone to the Hi-Fi.

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on August 21, 2017, 06:01:20 am
On order from AlleyCat Models
1/72 Avro Shackleton T4 conversion set
1/72 Marsh Turbo tracker conversion set with folding wings
 I'm going to convert the Airfix MR2 into the MR1 or as close as I can get it.
 Somewhere in the stash is the Hasegawa Grumman Tracker.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on August 21, 2017, 10:49:18 am
I received an ebay purchase today

1 x Smer !/72 Hawker Tempest MkV probably going to be French!

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Hobbes on August 21, 2017, 10:55:26 am
Arrived today: a 1/35 Lunokhod from Red Iron models (they do armor mostly, which explains the unusual-for-space-models scale). And I just realized I now have a full complement of models to represent the Russian moon program: N-1 launcher, LK lander and Lunokhod  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 22, 2017, 02:19:43 am
Got hands on a 1:72 Hasegawa F-100D for just EUR 2,95,-... Might end up as kitbashing fodder for an F-109, recently presented here as CG artwork. My only problem: in my personal whiffing universe, an F-109 already exists... So it might end up with a different number.  :-\
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on August 22, 2017, 02:54:10 am
Arrived today: 4 x cheek guns, for my Lancaster mutilation project, courtesy of Mr Spackman.

Thanks, Kit! :thumbsup:


Ordered today - my last for a while, I think, for various reasons;

1 x    Orange Hobby 1/35 M60A1 Tank 105mm Barrel for Tamiya 35157 kit (Resin+3 Metal Parts+Soft Rubber Part) (OH G35-139)
1 x    Tamiya 1/35 Matilda Mk.III/IV British Infantry Tank (TM 35300)
1 x    Tamiya 1/35 Japanese Tank Type 97 (TM 35075)
2 x    SKP Models 1/35 Prewar Czechoslovak Sitting Tank Crewman (1 resin figure) (SKP-204)
1 x    Italeri 1/35 US M4A3E8 Sherman Medium Tank "Fury" (IT6529)
1 x    RB Models 1/35 155mm L/39 Barrel for British AS-90 Self-propelled Artillery (RB 35B51)
2 x    J's Work 1/35 ATM Kiosk Machine (Resin) (JS-PPA3133)
1 x    Academy 1/35 Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer (Late Production Version) (AC 13230)
2 x    Testors Dullcote Lacquer (51.7ml) (TES-TP1160)
2 x    Testors Lacquer Thinner and Brush Cleaner for Dullcote/Glosscote (1 fl. oz. / 29.5ml) (TES-TT1159)

Gotta go find my Badger single-action, now, to figure out what I did wrong last time I pulled it apart, so I can run the Dullcote through it. ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on August 22, 2017, 11:35:41 am
Got home to find that the postie had delivered a package.

Amazon it says on the package, I scratch my head wondering what I had outstanding from Amazon, nope cant think of anything....

I open the packet and there is a Revell 1/72 P-47 which I ordered from eBay  :unsure:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on August 22, 2017, 12:11:44 pm
New from Japan.
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170822/zcplh8y7.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170822/wjlm9kjk.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170822/dycwcifh.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170822/72ni7nub.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on August 23, 2017, 01:48:19 am
added in recent weeks [from various sources including the Avon Show] that I remember

1/35 Takom FV432 APC
1/72 Matchbox Wellesley
1/144 Airfix Vickers Vanguard [three of these for 'Kipper Fleet mods over the winter]
1/72 Arado Ar68 [of very odd parentage won in the raffle at Avon. Merlin and Unicraft kits are buildable by comparison]
1/72 Sword RF-80A [two of the over Korea boxing, which allows me to do an ordinary F-80 and convert another T-33 to a RT-33]

Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 23, 2017, 03:28:37 am
The Ar 68 is quite possibly an MPM kit - they did one in their very early days, circa 1991.  Huma did one at the same time, with multiple choice engines and u/c.  There may have been an Airmodel vacform - they definitely did the navalised version.

I'd have to see pics to confirm it.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 23, 2017, 04:30:32 am
An 1:57 X-Wing Fighter from Revell - the orginal design with four truly separate engines and not the nonsense nacelles from the TFA designs.
Had a neat whiffing idea for it...  :angel:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on August 23, 2017, 06:44:05 am
1/72 Revell HP Victor K2
 Eric the Viking has a pair of Airfix Avro Vulcan wings on a Revell Blohm and Voss BV 222 flying boat. The Mystic has the Airfix Vickers Valiant wing, so the Mighty Thor should have the Victor wings!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on August 24, 2017, 10:09:42 am
New at my Stash,

Mega Kit with full Interior.
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170824/2yn67xmu.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on August 24, 2017, 10:38:45 am
Rescued from the sorting office

1 x Blackbird 1/72 Avro Lancaster VI conversion set. Once I looked at it I realised why they specify the new Airfix Lancaster B.II

Because the cowling for the new engines are round, Blackbird are taking advantage of the B.II already having the round sections for that versions radial engines. Obvious really  :banghead:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on August 24, 2017, 03:50:57 pm
Rescued from the sorting office

1 x Blackbird 1/72 Avro Lancaster VI conversion set. Once I looked at it I realised why they specify the new Airfix Lancaster B.II

Because the cowling for the new engines are round, Blackbird are taking advantage of the B.II already having the round sections for that versions radial engines. Obvious really  :banghead:

Gondor

That would be my bad   :wacko:, Glenn was asking for suggestions at a Bolton Show a number of years ago and I suggested the Lincoln conversion using the New Airfix BII as it had just come out or been announced, and speculated he could also get the Lancaster VI out of the project too  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on August 24, 2017, 06:34:30 pm
An 1:57 X-Wing Fighter from Revell - the orginal design with four truly separate engines and not the nonsense nacelles from the TFA designs.
Had a neat whiffing idea for it...  :angel:

Eh, horses for courses, I think the new ones look better.  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on August 24, 2017, 10:44:57 pm
Rescued from the sorting office

1 x Blackbird 1/72 Avro Lancaster VI conversion set. Once I looked at it I realised why they specify the new Airfix Lancaster B.II

Because the cowling for the new engines are round, Blackbird are taking advantage of the B.II already having the round sections for that versions radial engines. Obvious really  :banghead:

Gondor

That would be my bad   :wacko:, Glenn was asking for suggestions at a Bolton Show a number of years ago and I suggested the Lincoln conversion using the New Airfix BII as it had just come out or been announced, and speculated he could also get the Lancaster VI out of the project too  :thumbsup:

Not a problem Thorvic other than the instructions being a bit vague or even non-existent for where to cut to add the new engines.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on August 25, 2017, 12:01:03 am
I just seeded the idea and the potential donor kit, it was left to Glen and the guy he contracted to master it to do the hard work  ;D.

But it shows that good suggestions with a well reasoned proposition do work as long as they are practical and make commercial sense.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kitnut617 on August 25, 2017, 02:27:40 am
But it shows that good suggestions with a well reasoned proposition do work as long as they are practical and make commercial sense.

I agree with that whole-heartedly   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 25, 2017, 03:15:47 am
Speaking of Lancaster conversions does anyone know where I could pick up the one for the Swedish Lanc?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 25, 2017, 06:01:31 am
But it shows that good suggestions with a well reasoned proposition do work as long as they are practical and make commercial sense.

I agree with that whole-heartedly   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Very much so gents with emphasis on the word commercial

As an aside I wasn't even aware Airfix did a B.II  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on August 25, 2017, 08:17:30 am
Arrived in the post today via a certain on-line auction site:

1 x Eduard 1/72 Spitfire Mk.VIII Weekend Edition
1 x Miscellaneous set of 1/72 F-4 USN underwing pylons of which the outer ones are without fuel tanks which was the reason I bought them at only £0.99  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Captain Canada on August 25, 2017, 12:14:08 pm
Grabbed the Fujimi 700 scale Eagle waterline series kit. Lovely little air wing !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on August 26, 2017, 03:45:24 am
This lot arrived at the Post Office yesterday.

1 x    Orange Hobby 1/35 M60A1 Tank 105mm Barrel for Tamiya 35157 kit (Resin+3 Metal Parts+Soft Rubber Part) (OH G35-139)
1 x    Tamiya 1/35 Matilda Mk.III/IV British Infantry Tank (TM 35300)
1 x    Tamiya 1/35 Japanese Tank Type 97 (TM 35075)
2 x    SKP Models 1/35 Prewar Czechoslovak Sitting Tank Crewman (1 resin figure) (SKP-204)
1 x    Italeri 1/35 US M4A3E8 Sherman Medium Tank "Fury" (IT6529)
1 x    RB Models 1/35 155mm L/39 Barrel for British AS-90 Self-propelled Artillery (RB 35B51)
2 x    J's Work 1/35 ATM Kiosk Machine (Resin) (JS-PPA3133)
1 x    Academy 1/35 Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer (Late Production Version) (AC 13230)
2 x    Testors Dullcote Lacquer (51.7ml) (TES-TP1160)
2 x    Testors Lacquer Thinner and Brush Cleaner for Dullcote/Glosscote (1 fl. oz. / 29.5ml) (TES-TT1159)

Haven't collected them, yet, I'll do that Monday before I go to work ... While Mrs Wombat is at work. ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 26, 2017, 05:54:43 am
 :o ;D ;D ;D ;D

With that many boxes, that's probably wise!!!   ;D
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 26, 2017, 02:14:08 pm
Picked up at Scale Scotland, all from the one trader:

Eduard Spitfire Czech Pilots Triple combo - 31 decal options and a 100 page book (unfortunately in Czech!) are largely what sold it.  50 notes but when you break the price down, it's really a bargain.  That's the one kit I went for.

Eduard Spitfire mk VIII Weekend Edition - needed a second for the decals.  Spent a bit of time doing some cleanup and partial assembly.

Eduard Spitfire mk IX Royal Combo. 
Look, when you have the option of picking up a kit that's got an RRP of over 65 sovs  for under 40, you buy it.  Kapeesh?  Ok, I already have half a dozen of that boxing but at 39 quid, it's a steal.  The same trader had two although somehow I restrained myself and just got the one, but two other traders had them for full price.

I was tempted with other Spitfire kits on the same stand, but managed to restrain myself. 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 27, 2017, 12:20:58 am


Haven't collected them, yet, I'll do that Monday before I go to work ... While Mrs Wombat is at work. ;D

Do you really believe, deep in your heart of hearts that she won't know ?  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on August 27, 2017, 01:58:19 am


Haven't collected them, yet, I'll do that Monday before I go to work ... While Mrs Wombat is at work. ;D

Do you really believe, deep in your heart of hearts that she won't know ?  ;)

The stash is kept in the shed, where she rarely ventures, so not for a while &, hopefully, not for long enough for me to have created space in the shelves for them! ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 27, 2017, 08:25:37 am
An Italeri 1:72 RAH-66, kitbashing fodder, and from a trip to one of the last "real" model kit shops in the region a Gran La-11, a Matchbox Noorduyn Norseman (Revell re-boxing) and an AZ Models Seafang (with whif markings)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 27, 2017, 03:32:50 pm
From ebay:
DK Decals - DH Mosquito: Czech Airmen

Good selection of Mosquitos on it, including a 23 Sqn option, although I suspect  it's one of the all black aircraft rather than one of the Malta aircraft that I'm more interested in.

Full listing here:
http://www.valiant-wings.co.uk/dh98b-36-mosquito-used-by-czechoslovak-airmen-750-p.asp
(http://www.dkdecals.cz/navod_Mosquito_CZ_72.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 28, 2017, 12:11:42 am
Nice selection there Lee
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 28, 2017, 12:13:23 am


Haven't collected them, yet, I'll do that Monday before I go to work ... While Mrs Wombat is at work. ;D

Do you really believe, deep in your heart of hearts that she won't know ?  ;)

The stash is kept in the shed, where she rarely ventures, so not for a while &, hopefully, not for long enough for me to have created space in the shelves for them! ;D

Ah, there be spiders and flippin' big ones down in Aus   ;D. Probably lots of other crawley, slithery things as well  ;)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on August 28, 2017, 02:04:07 am


Haven't collected them, yet, I'll do that Monday before I go to work ... While Mrs Wombat is at work. ;D

Do you really believe, deep in your heart of hearts that she won't know ?  ;)

The stash is kept in the shed, where she rarely ventures, so not for a while &, hopefully, not for long enough for me to have created space in the shelves for them! ;D

Ah, there be spiders and flippin' big ones down in Aus   ;D. Probably lots of other crawley, slithery things as well  ;)

I picked up a model box yesterday in my shed and found a 1 1/2 inch long cockroach underneath it.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on August 28, 2017, 07:10:47 am
Cockroaches aren't an issue. They're in there, I've seen a few, same with spiders (I only kill the redbacks, black house spiders & white-tails), but in my job you become pretty hardened to them & other vermin. You should see the squallid, foetid, vermin infested, refuse piles that some Humans ( :unsure: ) create for themselves (& their children) to live in. :o :dalek:

Wasps. Now, wasps I don't like. Not a full-blown phobia, & I seem to be getting over it, but I really don't like them.

Not too keen on centipedes, either.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on August 29, 2017, 03:42:34 am
The Ar 68 is quite possibly an MPM kit - they did one in their very early days, circa 1991.  Huma did one at the same time, with multiple choice engines and u/c.  There may have been an Airmodel vacform - they definitely did the navalised version.

I'd have to see pics to confirm it.


if I remember, i'll try to bring it for you to have a look at during SMW2017. its a resin kit not a styrene one. its vintage defeated everyone at the Avon Show.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 29, 2017, 04:52:14 am
Resin?  Best guess would be late 80's Czechmaster and not that many escaped to the west - I don't know if they did an Ar 68 but as MPM did two as part of their very early releases and they did have a tie up with CMK at the time (the Seiran lauded their collaboration on the box) as many of their kits were used as masters for MPM and later Special Hobby in their early Luftwaffe 46 days.

If it's squash moulded - the smaller detail parts should be in a wafer of resin - then it's very likely to be Czech.  Especially if the resin is a coarse green substance.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 29, 2017, 06:10:07 am
Cockroaches aren't an issue.

Wasps. Now, wasps I don't like.


Cockroaches just seem so difficult to kill, mind you I've not tried that often, haven't really seen many.

Wasps ? Don't like them at all. If I get a bee in the house I shoo it out. Wasp gets a full can of fly killer.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on August 30, 2017, 04:06:10 am
The roaches mostly stay out in the garden.  Unlike those seen on american tv shows they travel solo.
I kill all European wasps on sight.  They don't belong here and unlike bees don't have the good grace to die after stinging me.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on August 30, 2017, 04:13:40 am
At the weekend I got a couple of Zvevda Ka-29 helix so I can rob the landing gear for another project and yesterday I got my 1/72 decals for the Bandai T-65 X-Wing for the Blue Squadron craft seen in Rogue One. A bit more appeal than the usual Red 5  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on August 30, 2017, 11:12:22 am
New at my Stash.
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170830/ewdq4brp.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170830/86j3ghk6.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170830/7nwoud9d.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170830/8e74olu9.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Steel Penguin on August 30, 2017, 11:45:49 am
I hope the T54E is easer to put together ( and a better engineered kit than the Conquer )  :banghead:  :angry:

good luck with it.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on August 31, 2017, 06:07:51 am
From the Big H via Royal Mail.

IBG Models 1/72 PZL-42. This is the twin tailed, upgraded version of the PZL 23 which was flown in prototype form but not proceeded with.

I also got the Yahu pre-painted instrument panel detail set for it. These are the only after market upgrades I regularly get now as they are great value and no work to fit. Perfect combination in my view  ;D

First IBG kit I've bought an don opening the rather sturdy box I was met with a vision from the past. The plastic is that old yellow/brown/dun colour ? reminiscent of the days of Matchbox and others of the time. The quality however is nothing like those.

Looks very nice on the sprue with lots of crisp detail. There's a small etch set and the transfer sheet is small but looks well printed. Instructions are well printed with a nice addendum sheet for a piece they missed and full colour painting guide. Remind me a lot of Eduard.

Anyway the proof of the pudding as they say. I'll find out soon as I have distinct plans for this one to fit into my August 31st (coincidence it arrived on that date ?) 1940 scenario.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nils on September 02, 2017, 09:00:56 am
another trip to the Netherlands, another stash growth  :mellow:

-Revell 1/144 F-5E Tiger II
-Revell 1/144 B-2A Spirit
-Revell 1/72 EC135 ANWB
-Zvezda 1/100 Rochelle (to be converted to 1/72 civil plane)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Steel Penguin on September 03, 2017, 04:19:17 am
it was the Show at Womborne  today, and I went rather Tonto. ( fortunately  Mrs SP was in attendance and is fully aware of purchases and even encouraged me slightly)   ;D
1:35  Tacom FV432  2/1
1:35 Tacom  FV432 Mk3 Bulldog
1:35 Fruilmodel  Challenger 1 separate metal tracks
1:48 Skunkworks F-16XL
1:48 Tamiya J(G)SDF light armoured vehicle
and from the tombola
1:72 Airfix F-111E

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Martin H on September 03, 2017, 01:36:30 pm
for once I was at a show as part of my club display.

From todays Bridlington and the Wolds show at Driffield.

Rugrat resins Avro 748. From a 2nd hand sale. Decals are shot but not a problem. And the price was massivly under its usual value.
Modelcollect V-1 and launch ramp set. You get two V-1's and two compleate ramps in this set, And reasonbly priced as well at £15.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on September 03, 2017, 02:48:02 pm
1/72 Flightpath Avro Vulcan detail set
1/72 Final Touch resin intakes set for the Airfix Avro Vulcan
1/72 Italeri Gotha Go 242/244
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 03, 2017, 03:34:54 pm
From Uncle Frank:

AZ/KP Spitfire mk IX/XVI joypack
Magna Bristol 148 - thinking far east night agent dropping scheme, like the Lysander as it was designed to teh spec that bore the Lysander.  I'll have to re-engine it with a Perseus as that's what teh production machines would have got.  Or possibly a Taurus.

And from one of the lads who gets down on a saturday:
Alleycat Shackleton T4 conversion.  John only wanted some of the bits to do the MR2 prototype, which left the nose glazing, which means that I can do either an ELINT Bomber command one or an as originally planned MR1 with the cheek barbettes and tail turret (plenty of Lancaster ones).
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on September 03, 2017, 10:46:52 pm
At long last an envelope arrived from Hannants (Antipodean customers - don't bother paying extra for tracking as they either won't or can't give you the tracking number).

3 decal sets, all 1/72.
Xtradecal RAAF & RNZAF National Insignia.
FCM P-40 Galore - USAAF (with & without red border & red centre), Finland & RAF (Egypt).  With stencils.  The RAF set is going on the Hasegawa Kittyhawk which is waiting only for them to be finished.
Aztec Models juicy Jugs - Mexico, Cuba, Chile, Columbia & Venezuela.  All are intended for bubbletop Jugs so of course I shall use at least one set on a razorback P-47 - prolly the Cuban set.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 04, 2017, 04:10:14 am
from the Driffield Show yesterday......

1/72 Special Hobby Fairey Barracuda
1/72 BPK Pilatus Turboporter
1/72 GWH F-15E Strike Eagle

assorted weathering bits, decals and a good day out!
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 04, 2017, 06:23:10 am
At long last an envelope arrived from Hannants (Antipodean customers - don't bother paying extra for tracking as they either won't or can't give you the tracking number).



There system has only just started working properly for UK customers, in my case anyway.

I don't think tracking is much use overseas anyway as it would only track it from them to the International Sorting Office in the UK. Nothing after that.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Hobbes on September 04, 2017, 08:21:05 am
it's a bit hit and miss. I recently sent a package from the Netherlands to Saudi Arabia. Tracking in the Netherlands was okay, then 3 weeks of silence until it arrived at Saudi customs, where regular tracking updates resumed.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on September 04, 2017, 08:51:21 am
1/72 Contrail vacform Convair B-36 won on eBay for £25.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: JoeP on September 04, 2017, 09:54:19 am
After finishing off several partial builds I treated myself to start on my big project:

Old Glory gunboat Philadelphia
Kombrig USS New Jersey BB-16
Trumpeter USS Detroit AOE
Niko USN LST-542
From Shapeways - Decapod Models EFC WW1 Laker type freighter, Infernal Machines' USRC AE Stevens, and an LCU 2000 by Mini and beyond

There was a near-identical gunboat "Jersey", the AOE I'll build as USS Camden, 3 LSTs were named for counties here in NJ, USS Lakewood was one of the Lakers, LCU 2033 is named Paulus Hook, and Mr. Stevens was from NJ.

I also found a Lindberg oiler USS Neches in an antique and old junk store, which with some detailing will be her sister USS Neshanic.

There are many more for me to get, but I have to get through a number of these before I feel safe spending the money, lest SWMBO decide I've overstocked again.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on September 04, 2017, 10:46:20 am
New at my Stash.
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170904/teacyfzf.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170904/clhtt4v7.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170904/x56fzlng.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170904/liswkbbc.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170904/hxfhtqc2.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on September 04, 2017, 04:57:15 pm
At long last an envelope arrived from Hannants (Antipodean customers - don't bother paying extra for tracking as they either won't or can't give you the tracking number).



There system has only just started working properly for UK customers, in my case anyway.

I don't think tracking is much use overseas anyway as it would only track it from them to the International Sorting Office in the UK. Nothing after that.

it's a bit hit and miss. I recently sent a package from the Netherlands to Saudi Arabia. Tracking in the Netherlands was okay, then 3 weeks of silence until it arrived at Saudi customs, where regular tracking updates resumed.

International mail uses a numbering system consisting of 2 letters, 9 numbers and 2 letters.  The final 2 letters being the country of origin (UK, US, ZA etc).  If the bar code accompanying this number was scanned by the post offices at both ends then there would be no problem with tracking as there would be a continuous trail from lodgement to delivery.
Unfortunately some post offices like to add their own stickers with additional bar codes for their own internal purposes and if these are scanned instead of the international one the trail is broken.
The package from Hannants had only the one bar code but they did not e-mail me the number and so I was unable to track.

Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 05, 2017, 05:57:54 am

The package from Hannants had only the one bar code but they did not e-mail me the number and so I was unable to track.

Ah right. Hannants did that to me a couple of times, they sent confirmation but forgot the tracking number  :banghead: Since I had a discusion with them at the Southern Show they seem to have remembered  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on September 06, 2017, 03:10:19 am
At the Post Office awaiting pick-up (tomorrow):

1 x 1/35 Humvee TOW Turret Set (LF3D007) (Legend Productions)
1 x 1/35 TOW Missile Racks Set (LF3D006) (Legend Productions)
2 x 1/35 Mk.48 Machine Guns Set (LF3D005) (Legend Productions)
2 x 1/35 IDF AFV GPS Device for Battle Management System (4pcs) (Legend Productions)
1 x 1/35 USSOCOM SCAR Weapon System FN SCAR-H/Mk.17 Vol.2 (LRE35057) (Live Resin)
1 x 1/35 USSOCOM SCAR Weapon System FN SCAR-H/Mk.17 Vol.1 (LRE35055) (Live Resin)
1 x 1/48 Boulton-Paul Defiant Mk.I (AX05128) (Airfix)

 ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on September 06, 2017, 07:06:02 am
Received from eBay today

1 x Airfix 1/72 Lancaster B.II to go with my Blackbird Lancaster B.VI conversion, or maybe as a B.II as I have another one in the stash and which becomes what is an open subject at the moment.  :rolleyes:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on September 06, 2017, 01:34:04 pm
Received today a 1/72 Handley Page Victor SR2 Camera Create. It's meant for the Airfix kit, but I have a Revell K Mk.2.
Just wondering what other aircraft it can be carried in.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on September 07, 2017, 12:49:41 am
Picked these up from the Post Office today;

1 x 1/35 Humvee TOW Turret Set (LF3D007) (Legend Productions)
1 x 1/35 TOW Missile Racks Set (LF3D006) (Legend Productions)
2 x 1/35 Mk.48 Machine Guns Set (LF3D005) (Legend Productions)
2 x 1/35 IDF AFV GPS Device for Battle Management System (4pcs) (Legend Productions)
1 x 1/35 USSOCOM SCAR Weapon System FN SCAR-H/Mk.17 Vol.2 (LRE35057) (Live Resin)
1 x 1/35 USSOCOM SCAR Weapon System FN SCAR-H/Mk.17 Vol.1 (LRE35055) (Live Resin)
1 x 1/48 Boulton-Paul Defiant Mk.I (AX05128) (Airfix)

Gotta say they all look really good in the box. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 07, 2017, 02:43:50 am

1 x 1/48 Boulton-Paul Defiant Mk.I (AX05128) (Airfix)

Gotta say they all look really good in the box. :thumbsup:

That's the only one of those additions that I know what you are talking about  ;D If it's as nice as the 1/72 kit it will be good, although the turret may need a little care and attention when fitting. They may have tweaked the 1/48 kit though.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on September 07, 2017, 10:20:35 am
New at my Stash.
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170907/nhgq2cc9.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170907/khq9m7f5.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on September 07, 2017, 10:31:05 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on September 08, 2017, 01:41:32 am
I found myself in a LHS today with spare cash in my wallet.

Academy 1/72 P-40E (parts breakdown appears identical to the much older Hasegawa kit but with a slightly more detailed cockpit) which has additional Aussie decals.
Italeri 1/72 UH-34J Sea Horse.
Hobby Boss 1/48 KV1 Model 1942 "Simplified Turret".  Unlike the same manufacturers 1/48 T34 this one has no interior detail and so may get used in a kit bash I have been thinking about.  Or maybe not.  IMO 1/48 is a much more sensible armour scale than 1/35 as the finished model is big enough not to need bionic eyesight but small enough not to take up too much space.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 08, 2017, 02:20:26 am
After a few months without buying any modelling related products, last night i ordered a few items.
From ebay sellers, Eduard cockpit PE set for 1/48 Hasegawa F-16, Orange Hobby mask set for 1/72 F-35C.
From Bigcat.com.pt, a bottle of Microsol and 1x Trumpeter 1/72 Mig-29SMT 9-19.
I'm also going to my LHS today to get some Tamiya paints but we all know how that normally works out... :angel:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 08, 2017, 03:22:33 am
Ordered some kits from China 3 months ago but can't even make contact with the company (they never arrived) so I had my bank squash the purchase. At first they said they wouldn't but then I discover my money is back in my account so........   


I bought this instead.....

(https://i.imgur.com/lpR2AgX.jpg)

Box a little ratty but it's sealed so hopefully the transfers are in decent shape. $65 and free shipping!
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on September 08, 2017, 03:26:56 am
(https://i.imgur.com/lpR2AgX.jpg)
Cuban?
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 08, 2017, 06:13:49 am
I found myself in a LHS today with spare cash in my wallet.


Did/does Mrs Z know  ;)


IMO 1/48 is a much more sensible armour scale than 1/35 as the finished model is big enough not to need bionic eyesight but small enough not to take up too much space.


Agreed. The Tamiya kits are very, very nice
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 08, 2017, 08:38:22 am
(https://i.imgur.com/lpR2AgX.jpg)
Cuban?

Hadn't initially considered that, but, hell, why not?!  ;D   
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on September 08, 2017, 03:42:55 pm
Italeri 1/72 RF-18 photo Hornet
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 08, 2017, 04:27:24 pm
Italeri 1/72 RF-18 photo Hornet

Nice.  Love some recce birds! 
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 09, 2017, 06:39:03 am
Went to my LHS today, didn't buy a kit, but did get 2x 10ml Tamiya X-22, 1x XF-2, a bottle of TET and a 2/0 paintbrush.

(https://i.imgur.com/wxrrbLl.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on September 09, 2017, 12:22:13 pm
Another 1/72 Hasegawa Shinmiew
 PS-1/SS-2 amphibious flying boat.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on September 10, 2017, 04:58:16 am
Went to my LHS today, didn't buy a kit...
:o :o  :blink: :o :blink: :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 10, 2017, 08:01:47 am
Went to my LHS today, didn't buy a kit...
:o :o  :blink: :o :blink: :o


Yup, unfortunately i had to restrain myself cause this month's modelling budget was spent on the orders previously made. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: strobez on September 10, 2017, 08:59:57 am
I got a nice surprise addition to my stash today... the Revell boxing of the old (but good) Matchbox 1/72 Stranraer flying boat. 

The reason it was a surprise was that it was a slightly early birthday present,  what was really amazing is that I didn't have to buy it myself.  My 8-year old went on Scalemates and checked out my wish list and he remembered I'd been talking about The Stranraer for a specific project.  My wife then took over the operation... a few clicks on Gmarket.co.kr and now I have a welcome new addition to my stash.

I had my finger on the trigger to get a few 1/72 car kits (Alfa Romeo, Model T and Opel Olympia) for my own little birthday present stash bump... but now I feel guilty.  :wub:

Incidentally the project for the Stanraer is to modify it into the pirate airship in Porco Rosso...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on September 10, 2017, 01:21:30 pm
Spares or repair 1/72 Airfix Avro Vulcan.
Another 'Eric the Viking' using the Revell Blohm and Voss BV222 Wiking-civil airliner flying boat.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on September 11, 2017, 04:18:45 am
...the project for the Stanraer is to modify it into the pirate airship in Porco Rosso...

Can't wait.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nils on September 11, 2017, 04:37:44 am
Back home from a weekend at the Sanicole Airshow, and got some new stash additions:

2 x Heller 1/144 F-16XL
Mistercraft 1/72 Gloster Javelin
Mistercraft 1/72 Mig-17PF
Mistercraft Mig-21MF "Tomcat Killer"
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 11, 2017, 06:01:00 am
...the project for the Stanraer is to modify it into the pirate airship in Porco Rosso...

Can't wait.

Me neither.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Rheged on September 11, 2017, 07:41:56 am
...the project for the Stanraer is to modify it into the pirate airship in Porco Rosso...

Can't wait.

Me neither.

There's a whole crowd of us poised with eager anticipation!
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: ericr on September 11, 2017, 08:02:45 am
...the project for the Stanraer is to modify it into the pirate airship in Porco Rosso...

Can't wait.

Me neither.

There's a whole crowd of us poised with eager anticipation!

yes
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 11, 2017, 12:44:58 pm
From the N Gauge Model Railway Show yesterday, a 1/150 scale Queen Mary trailer kit! That's 2mm-ft for you non-model railway types, the more accurate version of N gauge.

It's moulded in resin with wire reinforcements and amazing etched brass side girders that are going to be the devil to fold, but the completed model on the stand looked amazing.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 11, 2017, 12:46:01 pm
From ebay:
CMR Spitfire F22/24.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: strobez on September 11, 2017, 03:21:52 pm

There's a whole crowd of us poised with eager anticipation!

Well, since it was a birthday present, it would be rude not to start working on it... especially in light of such overwhelming support. :D

Once I clear out Jiro's birdplane, the Ponyo submarine and the Fiat 500/600 I'm currently working on, the "planes of Porco Rosso" will be my next project.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on September 12, 2017, 03:54:18 am
...the "planes of Porco Rosso" will be my next project.

What, all of them?   ;D
(http://anime.es/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/PorcoRossoAviones.png)
(http://cdn-static.denofgeek.com/sites/denofgeek/files/styles/article_width/public/porco-2.jpg?itok=qlxz6aiG)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: ericr on September 12, 2017, 12:04:48 pm
...the "planes of Porco Rosso" will be my next project.

What, all of them?   ;D


 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :angel:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: strobez on September 12, 2017, 05:01:47 pm
Yes indeed.  However the project will only succeed if you can help to identify all of them first.  :rolleyes:

I do have my eyes on a Macchi M.5 though... ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Weaver on September 14, 2017, 03:37:48 am
From Ebay: AZ Models Martin Baker MB-5 Boscombe Down Special decal sheet

It has schemes for:

Raspberry Ripple
Black QuinetiQ ETPS early scheme
Orange/white/grey test scheme with photo targets
Black QuinetiQ late scheme

Since I only have one MB-5 these arn't going to be used on it but they're plenty useful for other projects....
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 14, 2017, 01:35:16 pm
From Wingnut Wings damaged goods sale:
Junkers J.1
De Havilland DH-9A 'Ninak'

$29.00 each, so even with shipping from NZ less than $50 each,
much better than the current list of $119 each + shipping.

Boxes were water-damaged and a bit moldy in places, straight into
the outside bin. Kit contents just fine, except for decal sheets, outside
bin again.
Not that they were actually relevant to plans anyhow.  :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on September 14, 2017, 01:55:28 pm
Just won on eBay a 1/72 Monogram Convair B-36H/RB-36H Peacemaker.
It's the most expensive kit that I have ever bought secondhand. Probably not the largest as the 1/48 B-29A is the largest so far.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 14, 2017, 02:27:34 pm
I think you'll find the 1/72 B-36 has a greater span than the 1/48 B-29, and it'll be longer too, it's a BIG aeroplane!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on September 14, 2017, 02:30:08 pm
Thanks Kit :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on September 14, 2017, 11:55:21 pm
Got a few deliveries picked up from the Post office and that were left with the neighbours

Original Matchbox Lynx with the original 3  window cabin doors and finer profile tail. Will be real as an early example
Airfix Bristol Belvedere
Hataka Britsih Army Air Corp Helicopter colour set, with colours to do the various Cold War and current schemes
Print Scale S-55 sheet 1 with the British markings for a RN Suez version for an Airfix Westland Whirlwind HAS22
Print Scale Phantom FGR2 Grey & Green disruptive camo schemes
Print Scale Phantom FGR2 ADV grey schemes
(Decals are will be handy for projects)

A mixed bag for real, Project Cancelled and What-If material.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on September 15, 2017, 01:40:46 am
Just won on eBay a 1/72 Monogram Convair B-36H/RB-36H Peacemaker.
It's the most expensive kit that I have ever bought secondhand. Probably not the largest as the 1/48 B-29A is the largest so far.


I think you'll find the 1/72 B-36 has a greater span than the 1/48 B-29, and it'll be longer too, it's a BIG aeroplane!

Well it is the LARGEST plastic scale model airplane kit ever produced.  Look, it says so right there on the box lid.  Bottom RH corner. ;D ;D
(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/6/7/9/120679-10189-pristine.jpg)

I received, from Hobby Link Japan (11 days door to door using the cheapest post option - not bad) the following;
Aoshima 1/12 Kawasaki 900 Super 4 Z1 (I have discovered they now make models of bikes I am interested in as well as of crotch rockets and boat anchors).
Hasegawa 1/72 Sv-262Hs Draken III Macross Delta (with golden decals, not that they will get used.  No ideas for whiffing yet).
Bandai 1/72 Type 0 Model 52 Space Carrier Fighter Cosmo Zero (Space Battleship Yamato 2199 - no whiff ideas yet but I have the other one and will do them as a pair).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 15, 2017, 05:44:37 am
Shot a Matchbox He 115 (a late Revell boxing with Swedish markings, among others) without box at evilbay for only EUR 3,50,-.
Could not say no, and noone else wanted it.  :mellow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on September 16, 2017, 02:02:22 am
Received one of my most wanted kits in the post this morning.

1 x 1/72 Monogram F-16XL Fighter. Probably going to be a two seat Israeli aircraft.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on September 16, 2017, 02:18:12 am
My stash hasn't grown ... yet ... but I've just ordered this lot:

1 x    1/350 HMAS Vampire (OZOMKIT3501) - OzMods (resin)
2 x    1/35 USMC Tank Crew (MA37008) - MiniArt
1 x    1/35 DEVGRU Gunner with Mk.48 SAW (ABM3524) - Airborne Miniatures
2 x    1/35 JGSDF (Japan Ground Self Defence Force) Motorcycle Recon Set (2 figures) (TM 35245)    - Tamiya

The cost of the Vampire is "Ouchies!" :o but (I hope) worth it.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 16, 2017, 02:45:47 am
Received one of my most wanted kits in the post this morning.

1 x 1/72 Monogram F-16XL Fighter. Probably going to be a two seat Israeli aircraft.

Gondor

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 16, 2017, 03:29:35 am
Received one of my most wanted kits in the post this morning.

1 x 1/72 Monogram F-16XL Fighter. Probably going to be a two seat Israeli aircraft.

Gondor

 :thumbsup:


Oooh yeah, agreed, glorious score, G. Been trying to snag one myself now for some time! They're either hard to find or priced like it's made of gold bullion.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on September 16, 2017, 08:02:16 am
Received one of my most wanted kits in the post this morning.

1 x 1/72 Monogram F-16XL Fighter. Probably going to be a two seat Israeli aircraft.

Gondor

 :thumbsup:


Oooh yeah, agreed, glorious score, G. Been trying to snag one myself now for some time! They're either hard to find or priced like it's made of gold bullion.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Monogram-General-Dynamics-F-16XL-in-1-72nd-scale/401401862325?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

This is available at a reasonable price so far  ;D

Gondor
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Martin H on September 16, 2017, 12:47:20 pm
Received one of my most wanted kits in the post this morning.

1 x 1/72 Monogram F-16XL Fighter. Probably going to be a two seat Israeli aircraft.

Gondor

 :thumbsup:


Oooh yeah, agreed, glorious score, G. Been trying to snag one myself now for some time! They're either hard to find or priced like it's made of gold bullion.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Monogram-General-Dynamics-F-16XL-in-1-72nd-scale/401401862325?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

This is available at a reasonable price so far  ;D

Gondor

I could be wrong. But isnt the seller Bungle, normaly of this parish?
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 16, 2017, 02:39:40 pm
Received one of my most wanted kits in the post this morning.

1 x 1/72 Monogram F-16XL Fighter. Probably going to be a two seat Israeli aircraft.

Gondor

 :thumbsup:


Oooh yeah, agreed, glorious score, G. Been trying to snag one myself now for some time! They're either hard to find or priced like it's made of gold bullion.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Monogram-General-Dynamics-F-16XL-in-1-72nd-scale/401401862325?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

This is available at a reasonable price so far  ;D

Gondor

Aye!! That's certainly reasonable. I've my eye on one here in the Etats Unis that... so far, is less than $20 grand total. 4 days left on the auction, however...    That said, is there anyone else that makes one in 1/72??? I've only ever seen or heard of the Monogram kit.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 16, 2017, 05:19:31 pm
The only other options in 1/72 are the Lone Star resin parts conversion sets for both the single and twin seat birds but they're more expensive than most monogram kits are normally sold for.
And the link i had for the site isn't working anymore... :unsure:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on September 16, 2017, 06:53:23 pm
...I've my eye on one here in the Etats Unis that... so far, is less than $20 grand...

$20,000!  You really want this one don't you!
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 16, 2017, 07:29:37 pm
...I've my eye on one here in the Etats Unis that... so far, is less than $20 grand...

$20,000!  You really want this one don't you!

 ;D ;D ;D


FAKE NEWS!!! FAKE NEWS!!!111111
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Chris Payne on September 17, 2017, 08:25:15 am
Picked up the Tamiya 1/48 Bristol Beaufighter TF Mk.X in Sheffield today.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 17, 2017, 08:48:02 am
At the Farnborough show yesterday I picked up the new tool Airfix 1/72 Me.262. Looks very, very nice in the box. Thinking Hungarian as I've read somewhere that there were a dozen or so Hungarian pilots in conversion training at the end of the world.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on September 18, 2017, 06:06:12 am
Today arrived an Italeri IAI Kfir C7 I ordered, from an online store. Cheaper than ebay's offererings and also the only other one I found was on Heratage's second hand page, as they wanted £6 postage!! Italeri need their a***s kicking with this kit as it is identical to the C2, it only has the 2 wing pylons and a centre line fuel tank. The Hasegawa, C2 has all 4 wing pylons and a centre pylon. Looks like I am going to have to scratch build the other 6 pylons for this one too  :banghead:.
Chris.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 18, 2017, 09:37:25 am
Received one of my most wanted kits in the post this morning.

1 x 1/72 Monogram F-16XL Fighter. Probably going to be a two seat Israeli aircraft.

Gondor

 :thumbsup:


Oooh yeah, agreed, glorious score, G. Been trying to snag one myself now for some time! They're either hard to find or priced like it's made of gold bullion.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Monogram-General-Dynamics-F-16XL-in-1-72nd-scale/401401862325?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

This is available at a reasonable price so far  ;D

Gondor

Aye!! That's certainly reasonable. I've my eye on one here in the Etats Unis that... so far, is less than $20 grand total. 4 days left on the auction, however...    That said, is there anyone else that makes one in 1/72??? I've only ever seen or heard of the Monogram kit.
For those interested, this one topped out at 30 pounds!!  (plus shipping) 

Still watching the US auction but it has doubled to $15.50 plus another $10 shipping. I imagine it will go higher with two days still to go.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on September 18, 2017, 11:22:45 am
From Bungle's clear out

1 x 1/72 CMR Supermarine Scimitar F.1  :thumbsup:

Now I can do whatever I want with the Xtrakit version I have in the stash

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on September 18, 2017, 12:29:54 pm
Today arrived an Italeri IAI Kfir C7 I ordered, from an online store. Cheaper than ebay's offererings and also the only other one I found was on Heratage's second hand page, as they wanted £6 postage!! Italeri need their a***s kicking with this kit as it is identical to the C2, it only has the 2 wing pylons and a centre line fuel tank. The Hasegawa, C2 has all 4 wing pylons and a centre pylon. Looks like I am going to have to scratch build the other 6 pylons for this one too  :banghead:.
Chris.

You don't want that old stuff, you should have a snoot for the new kit of the Kfir :-

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10425976 (http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10425976)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on September 18, 2017, 02:47:39 pm
Today arrived an Italeri IAI Kfir C7 I ordered, from an online store. Cheaper than ebay's offererings and also the only other one I found was on Heratage's second hand page, as they wanted £6 postage!! Italeri need their a***s kicking with this kit as it is identical to the C2, it only has the 2 wing pylons and a centre line fuel tank. The Hasegawa, C2 has all 4 wing pylons and a centre pylon. Looks like I am going to have to scratch build the other 6 pylons for this one too  :banghead:.
Chris.

You don't want that old stuff, you should have a snoot for the new kit of the Kfir :-

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10425976 (http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10425976)

I'm looking forward to that too  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Bungle on September 18, 2017, 02:54:57 pm
Received one of my most wanted kits in the post this morning.

1 x 1/72 Monogram F-16XL Fighter. Probably going to be a two seat Israeli aircraft.

Gondor

 :thumbsup:


Oooh yeah, agreed, glorious score, G. Been trying to snag one myself now for some time! They're either hard to find or priced like it's made of gold bullion.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Monogram-General-Dynamics-F-16XL-in-1-72nd-scale/401401862325?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

This is available at a reasonable price so far  ;D

Gondor

I could be wrong. But isnt the seller Bungle, normaly of this parish?

Indeed it is (or was !). I was hoping for a tenner for it, with 6 seconds to go it was £17.50...... sold for £29.76 !

Ebay still amazes me.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on September 18, 2017, 02:58:08 pm
Today arrived an Italeri IAI Kfir C7 I ordered, from an online store. Cheaper than ebay's offererings and also the only other one I found was on Heratage's second hand page, as they wanted £6 postage!! Italeri need their a***s kicking with this kit as it is identical to the C2, it only has the 2 wing pylons and a centre line fuel tank. The Hasegawa, C2 has all 4 wing pylons and a centre pylon. Looks like I am going to have to scratch build the other 6 pylons for this one too  :banghead:.
Chris.

You don't want that old stuff, you should have a snoot for the new kit of the Kfir :-

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10425976 (http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10425976)
I am tempted by one of those, but finding one for right cash put me off. I will treat myself to one I think eventually. Cheers Geoff.
Chris
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 19, 2017, 04:06:42 am
Today arrived an Italeri IAI Kfir C7 I ordered, from an online store. Cheaper than ebay's offererings and also the only other one I found was on Heratage's second hand page, as they wanted £6 postage!! Italeri need their a***s kicking with this kit as it is identical to the C2, it only has the 2 wing pylons and a centre line fuel tank. The Hasegawa, C2 has all 4 wing pylons and a centre pylon. Looks like I am going to have to scratch build the other 6 pylons for this one too  :banghead:.
Chris.

That's not correct. The C7 kit comes with full canards and the dogtooth wing, while the C2/F-21 only has the small delta vanes and the original wing (no dog tooth, only a slit in the leading edge). Ordnance differs, too, even though marginally. The Italeri Kfor ain't bad, but a big PITA is the intescetion between the fuselage, wing and air intakes. The Hasegawa kit has IMHO a better fit, but it is not light years ahead. BTW, not all Kfirs had full seven pylons. IIRC the inner wing stations were retrofitted and not standard equipment.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on September 19, 2017, 06:31:21 am
I have already built the Italeri F-21 kit, and just finished building the Hasegawa C2 Kfir kit. They differ considerably, especially at the canards as the Hasegawa one has bigger canards and the dog tooth edge on the wing. I have been trawling the net for pictures of the load outs and pylons for the C7, and all came up with the 9 pylons. Looks like either Hasegawa have got it wrong somewhere or have boxed the wrong kit in the C.2 box then.
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 19, 2017, 08:19:14 am
This aint much..... but... it sure is cool, if you ask me!

I scored a junk lot off eBay for $6 and another $4 in shipping. It arrived today!

1/144 C-5 Galaxy scraps. But dare I say, as far as kit bashing goes, the most omportant scraps! Both wings and all 4 complete engines accounted for.  :wub: :wub: :wub:    Also, it came with box scraps, the instructions, the sheet of transfers which look to be nice and were sealed up, all the wheels (which just happen to be perfect size for 1/72 things like piston fighters) and a slew of the other small parts like.. struts type things and some of the gear doors, and some other stuff.

  :lol:


Oh, and a Grumman S2F-1 Tracker sans transfers which is great..... it was cheaper, and now it's most certainly going to be an alternate scheme whif.

(And a sealed Novo Miles Master.... never seen a Novo kit in such good shape ;D ;D ;D  )
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: seadude on September 19, 2017, 10:50:56 am
Went to the hobby store today to browse around and wasn't expecting to buy anything due to being low on money. But what do I find on the shelf that caught my eye?  :o  I couldn't help it. I NEEDED IT! I've been trying desperately to get my hands on a 1/144 scale MiG-17 for so long. Now I can add it to my collection of other 1/144 scale aircraft kits for a special Area 51/Groom Lake display to eventually be built sometime in the future.
Sad thing is, now I just shorted myself on grocery money. :(

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4436/36491332094_bf1bf01554_z.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4351/36491332124_96ffd02f8e_c.jpg)


Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Rheged on September 19, 2017, 11:03:09 am
Went to the hobby store today to browse around and wasn't expecting to buy anything due to being low on money. But what do I find on the shelf that caught my eye?  :o  I couldn't help it. I NEEDED IT! I've been trying desperately to get my hands on a 1/144 scale MiG-17 for so long. Now I can add it to my collection of other 1/144 scale aircraft kits for a special Area 51/Groom Lake display to eventually be built sometime in the future.
Sad thing is, now I just shorted myself on grocery money. :(

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4436/36491332094_bf1bf01554_z.jpg)


Several thoughts  here:
A) I'm looking forward to the Area 51 diorama, whenever it happens.
B)You have taken the advice of the late great Oscar Wilde " The only sensible thing to do with temptation is to give way to it"
C) Grocery deficit?  Unless you are seriously underweight, the medical conspiracyprofession reckon that you can survive on 1000 calorie a day for some time.   
D) The  flow chart is a work of genius!!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on September 20, 2017, 04:12:21 am
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4436/36491332094_bf1bf01554_z.jpg)

Flow chart's almost there!

To properly display the angst of the true modeller in a model shopping environment the arrow away from the "You must be mistaken" diamond should point straight back at the "Do you really need another model kit?" rectangle.

Well, that's what happens to me. I've stood for hours in a model shop (& on line, too) picking up & putting back the same models over & over as that sequence has gone through my head. I'm sure everyone else in the store thought I was crazy ..... They may be right! :blink:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on September 20, 2017, 10:53:18 am
I received in the post today

1 x 1/72 Pavla Lynx BERP rotor blades to be used for my Fast Airborne Rotary Target which I shall start this weekend  ;D

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on September 21, 2017, 05:54:40 am
New at my Stash.
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170921/6yirxlxk.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170921/34suh5zr.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on September 21, 2017, 11:54:36 am
received today:-

1/72 Zvezda Yak-130 Russian Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Martin H on September 21, 2017, 03:19:43 pm
Two arrivals this week. Both 1/72nd scale

Zvezda Yak-130.
Aoshima OH-1 Ninja (with aircraft tug)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on September 21, 2017, 03:44:40 pm
I built the Amodel Yak-130, pain in the proverbial to build, but nice when done. It languishes in the planes with missing bits boxes, as loads of parts went missing during storage. Where did you get it from Martin/Geoff? I wouldn't mind one of those.
Had a nosey in a charity shop whilst dawdling around town. Come out with a 1/72nd scale Revel A-26 Invader, Airfix red stripe Handley Page Jet stream, and Vigilante, also airfix red stripe. 3 quid each for the airfix kits as they thought they might be worth something, 2 quid for the A-26. Also from Colin at Freightdog, 6 resin mirage IFR probes arrived for much cheapness, and very swift service  :thumbsup:
Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on September 21, 2017, 10:28:47 pm
I built the Amodel Yak-130, pain in the proverbial to build, but nice when done. It languishes in the planes with missing bits boxes, as loads of parts went missing during storage. Where did you get it from Martin/Geoff? I wouldn't mind one of those.

It's a new mainstream kit I picked up off eBay, but I think its in Hannants now so should be in Transport by weekend
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on September 22, 2017, 03:12:01 am
I built the Amodel Yak-130, pain in the proverbial to build, but nice when done. It languishes in the planes with missing bits boxes, as loads of parts went missing during storage. Where did you get it from Martin/Geoff? I wouldn't mind one of those.

It's a new mainstream kit I picked up off eBay, but I think its in Hannants now so should be in Transport by weekend
Cheers Geoff  :thumbsup:
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on September 22, 2017, 11:19:13 am
New at my Stash.
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170922/9ypmno7h.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170922/x938stsj.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170922/5ccl73wq.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 22, 2017, 12:54:18 pm
I can see you're on a Messerschmitt kick there.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 22, 2017, 01:55:31 pm
This could get messy!


NYUKNYUKNYUK
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Martin H on September 22, 2017, 03:47:01 pm
I built the Amodel Yak-130, pain in the proverbial to build, but nice when done. It languishes in the planes with missing bits boxes, as loads of parts went missing during storage. Where did you get it from Martin/Geoff? I wouldn't mind one of those.
Had a nosey in a charity shop whilst dawdling around town. Come out with a 1/72nd scale Revel A-26 Invader, Airfix red stripe Handley Page Jet stream, and Vigilante, also airfix red stripe. 3 quid each for the airfix kits as they thought they might be worth something, 2 quid for the A-26. Also from Colin at Freightdog, 6 resin mirage IFR probes arrived for much cheapness, and very swift service  :thumbsup:
Cheers
Chris
Mine came from ebay as well.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 23, 2017, 01:44:54 am
New at my Stash.

(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170922/5ccl73wq.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)

I have very fond memories of that kit from way back when I was a young teenager in the 60's. Monogram are still a name that bring a smile to my face.

I see the Zvezda Yak 130 is top of Hannant's best sellers for the week
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on September 23, 2017, 02:46:26 am
Yesterday I got a pair of 1/72nd Rapiers I the post (British SAM system), and I snagged a pair of the new Airfix Sea King HAR3 gift sets at Asda for £20 last night.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: rickshaw on September 23, 2017, 05:25:48 am
Yesterday I got a pair of 1/72nd Rapiers I the post (British SAM system), and I snagged a pair of the new Airfix Sea King HAR3 gift sets at Asda for £20 last night.

Where did the Rapiers come from?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on September 23, 2017, 07:07:30 am
Yesterday I got a pair of 1/72nd Rapiers I the post (British SAM system), and I snagged a pair of the new Airfix Sea King HAR3 gift sets at Asda for £20 last night.

Where did the Rapiers come from?

Gran Models from Russia , ordered from importer in Eire

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 23, 2017, 08:07:54 am
A Revell D.H. Venom - actually the reboxed vintage Heller kit, but it was cheap (EUR 2,-) and I have plans for it for a conversion...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 23, 2017, 08:13:57 am

A Revell D.H. Venom - actually the reboxed vintage Heller kit, but it was cheap (EUR 2,-) and I have plans for it for a conversion...


Venom or Vampire? I didn't know Heller did a Venom.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on September 23, 2017, 10:37:32 am

A Revell D.H. Venom - actually the reboxed vintage Heller kit, but it was cheap (EUR 2,-) and I have plans for it for a conversion...


Venom or Vampire? I didn't know Heller did a Venom.

They did https://www.scalemates.com/kits/102321-revell-04709-de-havilland-sea-venom-faw-22-venom-nf-3

Admittedly in 1/32 scale

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 23, 2017, 12:13:25 pm

A Revell D.H. Venom - actually the reboxed vintage Heller kit, but it was cheap (EUR 2,-) and I have plans for it for a conversion...


Venom or Vampire? I didn't know Heller did a Venom.

They did https://www.scalemates.com/kits/102321-revell-04709-de-havilland-sea-venom-faw-22-venom-nf-3

Admittedly in 1/32 scale

Gondor

Yes, I know about that one, it's the ex-Matchbox kit.

But I said I didn't know HELLER did a Venom............
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on September 23, 2017, 12:19:52 pm

A Revell D.H. Venom - actually the reboxed vintage Heller kit, but it was cheap (EUR 2,-) and I have plans for it for a conversion...


Venom or Vampire? I didn't know Heller did a Venom.

They did https://www.scalemates.com/kits/102321-revell-04709-de-havilland-sea-venom-faw-22-venom-nf-3

Admittedly in 1/32 scale

Gondor

Yes, I know about that one, it's the ex-Matchbox kit.

But I said I didn't know HELLER did a Venom............

 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 23, 2017, 01:08:50 pm
No 1/72 Venom from Heller or Revell.

Revell has recently released a 1/72 Vampire, however the plastic is the MPM/Special Hobby kit from 2014, not Heller.
From what I've found, Heller only did two De Havilland aircraft, the Dragon Rapide and the Vampire/Mistral.

Aside from the boxed and reboxed a-infinitum Frog kit, the CMR series of kits appear to it for Venoms in 1/72.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 23, 2017, 04:07:31 pm
Rareplane did a vacform FB4 in 72nd and Aeroclub did both FB1 and FB4s in limited run injection.  I have quite a few salted away.

Revell have reboxed the Heller Vampire at least twice.  Possibly the Mistral too.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 24, 2017, 12:42:11 am

Gran Models from Russia , ordered from importer in Eire

The wonders of globalisation  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kitbasher on September 24, 2017, 08:47:21 am
On the positive side, from F&S Models near my Mum - Airfix new-mould Me262 and Fortress III courtesy of Mrs Kitbasher (and not even my birthday!).

On the negative side, F&S Models will be closing its doors by the end of this year.  Chatting with the owner and he's decided to retire and sell up (closing down sale to follow).  Fair enough, he is 68.

So with ED Models long gone (near the in-laws) and F&S going, when Tony and Jan at AJ Aviation Hobbies (aka The Aviation Hobby Shop) decide to finally throw in the towel for good I think that's stash additions done with (apart from at shows).  Like the rest of us I'm not exactly short of stuff in the stash!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 24, 2017, 10:27:33 am
From the IPMS Brampton Show today.....

1/72 Matchbox Henschel HS-126
1/72 Platz X-47B US Navy UCAS
1/144 Eastern Express Boeing B757 [for modification to a proposed RAF Transport/AAR a/c from early 1980s]
1/35 Tamiya M247 Sgt York Air Defence Gun System
1/72 Fujimi F-14D [this is the boxing with WM, etched brass and rubber tyres]
1/72 Broplan Gulfstream IV vacform
1/72 Tamiya DH Mosquito IV
1/144 S+M Models VC10 Skybolt Poffler conversion set

a pot of paint, two brushes, some weathering enamel and three decal sheets.

It was a great show as usual.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nick on September 24, 2017, 02:46:35 pm
At Brampton show today I put a couple of quid in the tombola and came away with a Matchbox Twin Otter  :thumbsup:

Found myself looking at a Marivox FFVS J22, the wartime Swedish fighter that looks like a FW-190 or P-35 - http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/magazine/2002/01/stuff_eng_sebardt_j22.htm
Wish I'd got it now.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on September 24, 2017, 02:52:53 pm
1/72 Airfix Lockheed Super Constellation
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 25, 2017, 12:04:55 am
No 1/72 Venom from Heller or Revell.

Revell has recently released a 1/72 Vampire, however the plastic is the MPM/Special Hobby kit from 2014, not Heller.
From what I've found, Heller only did two De Havilland aircraft, the Dragon Rapide and the Vampire/Mistral.

Aside from the boxed and reboxed a-infinitum Frog kit, the CMR series of kits appear to it for Venoms in 1/72.

Venom, Vampire, all the same...  ;)

It's a Vampire Mk. 5, and it is the reboxed Heller kit. Revell re-released it several times since 1991, and you have to really watch out which kit you actually get from Revell.

Mine's this one here:

(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/8/3/3/122833-10189-pristine.jpg)


Besides, I got me an Xtrakit Swift, to be converted into "something else", though.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 25, 2017, 04:20:38 am
Yes, that Heller/Revell Vampire is quite good, raised panel lines or not. It's well moulded, fits together nicely and really looks the part. Compared to old FROG version it's like night and day!
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on September 25, 2017, 04:22:53 am
It is good.  But it is also very very hard to get enough weight in the nose.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 25, 2017, 04:26:12 am

It is good.  But it is also very very hard to get enough weight in the nose.


Very true, I can't remember what I did to solve that with the two of them I've built. Perhaps some scrap unobtanium?
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on September 25, 2017, 04:39:03 am
IIRC you told me you put some weight in the leading edges of the wings.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 25, 2017, 05:05:35 am

IIRC you told me you put some weight in the leading edges of the wings.


Oh yes, thanks for reminding me.  :thumbsup:

I think I used flattened lead strips along the LE just outside the intakes.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 25, 2017, 05:23:48 am
Aeroclub did a white metal u/c which helps.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 25, 2017, 05:48:50 am

So with ED Models long gone (near the in-laws) and F&S going, when Tony and Jan at AJ Aviation Hobbies (aka The Aviation Hobby Shop) decide to finally throw in the towel for good I think that's stash additions done with (apart from at shows).  Like the rest of us I'm not exactly short of stuff in the stash!

Not had a model shop within easy travelling range (bear in mind I use public transport) for a very long time. Nearest is probably Hannant's at Colindale which is about 2 hours each way ? Sign of the times  :-\
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on September 26, 2017, 10:08:57 am
New at my Stash.
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170926/rmsixt66.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170926/izoc5guw.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170926/rycbhy79.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170926/jntakie4.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170926/rmtj42im.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170926/kziamdbk.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 27, 2017, 01:27:07 am
An Xtrakit 1:72 Swift, for a conversion plan.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 27, 2017, 06:12:50 am

(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170926/izoc5guw.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)


Nice kit, goes together well  :thumbsup: Built mine as Colombian
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on September 27, 2017, 10:56:41 am

New at my Stash.
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170926/rmsixt66.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)


WoW, that looks as if it's been in someone's garage for several years decades  :o

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Steel Penguin on September 27, 2017, 01:06:10 pm
from the box o stuff from my late father in laws loft ( all ho/oo scale)
part of an airfix girder bridge,  part of an engine shed
a prairie tank engine ( 1 main frame missing  with broken under body
1 un built  city of Turo with an extra boiler and a built version ( less front double bogy)  its a bodge together waiting to happen  :thumbsup:
4 pairs of small ( bogy / wagon) sizes wheels
I have no ideas what to do with it all at the moment but what the heck
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on September 28, 2017, 12:34:50 am
Got the new 1/72nd Xtradecal AW-101 Merlin decal sheet. Very impressed donkey covers most users including the Royal Navy HC3 and HC4. What's even better is that when they issued the 48th set I emailed Hannants and asked about them scaling it to 72nd. Dave Hannant replied himself sounding skeptical but said he would look into it and now we have a sheet  :thumbsup:.

Hopefully the aftermarket boys will step up and do some update sets, and maybe italeri will release the AW-101 Ceaser CSAR version they have lined up for 2017 as that's the Merlin with the bigger nose.

Ironically the only versions that don't appear to have decals or a kit is the Italian Navy ASW & AEW versions !, never been done by Italeri either as they just did the Utility version in Italian service.

Also received was the Blackbird Resin conversion set for the Neptune to do the RAF MR1 version, go nicely with Freightdog's Decals.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 28, 2017, 02:24:42 am

Also received was the Blackbird Resin conversion set for the Neptune to do the RAF MR1 version, go nicely with Freightdog's Decals.


Ooooh, I'm tempted to get one of those too. I had the Falcon vacform conversion for that but managed to make a right hash of it, and abandoned the idea, but I still have the base kit.

I was living at RAF Topcliffe when they first arrived, and they looked IMMENSE compared to the Lancasters they were replacing. I couldn't understand how they managed to fly with only half the number of engines of the Lancs.  ;D ;)

Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on September 28, 2017, 02:41:11 am
from the box o stuff from my late father in laws loft ( all ho/oo scale)
part of an airfix girder bridge,  part of an engine shed
a prairie tank engine ( 1 main frame missing  with broken under body
1 un built  city of Turo with an extra boiler and a built version ( less front double bogy)  its a bodge together waiting to happen  :thumbsup:
4 pairs of small ( bogy / wagon) sizes wheels
I have no ideas what to do with it all at the moment but what the heck

Armoured train?

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 28, 2017, 05:49:30 am
After a few months without buying any modelling related products, last night i ordered a few items.
From ebay sellers, Eduard cockpit PE set for 1/48 Hasegawa F-16, Orange Hobby mask set for 1/72 F-35C.
From Bigcat.com.pt, a bottle of Microsol and 1x Trumpeter 1/72 Mig-29SMT 9-19.
I'm also going to my LHS today to get some Tamiya paints but we all know how that normally works out... :angel:

So, the PE and the mask set were delivered...

(https://i.imgur.com/Ss74qmd.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/n8YTjIl.jpg)

...but the Mig-29 was actually not in stock so this came in it's place... :wub:

(https://i.imgur.com/SxroVvn.jpg)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 28, 2017, 05:53:04 am
Whoa.... I like that whif F/A-200. 
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on September 28, 2017, 08:32:48 am
Whoa.... I like that whif F/A-200.

It's a F/A-20C, Brad. ;)
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 28, 2017, 08:34:54 am
Whoa.... I like that whif F/A-200.

It's a F/A-20C, Brad. ;)
:o ;D ;D ;D

LMAO  I guess I need my eyes checked, I can see it now! Thanks!   ;D ;D ;D ;D

You, know, that's funny.. because... you know the eye charts at the Dr.'s office? I can read every letter on the thing until the very bottom row then I can't distinguish C from O... so go figure.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 28, 2017, 09:37:42 am
Whoa.... I like that whif F/A-200.

It's a F/A-20C, Brad. ;)
:o ;D ;D ;D

LMAO  I guess I need my eyes checked, I can see it now! Thanks!   ;D ;D ;D ;D

You, know, that's funny.. because... you know the eye charts at the Dr.'s office? I can read every letter on the thing until the very bottom row then I can't distinguish C from O... so go figure.  ;D ;D ;D

 ;D No need to have your eyes check then.
But it could be the F-2000 for all i care, it's a whif anyway.  :thumbsup:
The kit looks absolutely gorgeous in the box and if it builds as good as some say it does, then it's a very good kit in all aspects.
Although i bought the F/A version, it's going to be an F with modern air to air missiles. :wacko:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 28, 2017, 09:52:59 am
 ;D ;D

Sounds like a plan! 

Also, now I'm wondering what an F-5 fuselage with Mirage 2000 delta wings would look like.  :angel: :lol:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 28, 2017, 10:00:30 am
;D ;D

Sounds like a plan! 

Also, now I'm wondering what an F-5 fuselage with Mirage 2000 delta wings would look like.  :angel: :lol:

Something almost like a saab gripen? IMHO, take away the canards and it's not very different.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 29, 2017, 04:48:48 am
;D ;D

Sounds like a plan! 

Also, now I'm wondering what an F-5 fuselage with Mirage 2000 delta wings would look like.  :angel: :lol:

It works - even though mine (based on the X-29) has hybrid wings, created from MiG-21 inner and F-4 outer wings:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3681/11446749495_d7bbf89cec_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/irvzPV)
1:72 Northrop Grumman-IAI F-24A ďTigerhawkĒ (a.k.a. ďנמר / Namerď), s/n 14-0183 of 318th FIS, United States Air force (USAF); McChord AFB, Tacoma (WA); 2014 (whif/kitbashing/tribute work) (https://flic.kr/p/irvzPV) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 29, 2017, 06:27:52 am
Wow, T!!!! That is  :o :o :o awesome!    :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 29, 2017, 07:31:58 am
Nah, you're having us on Thomas, that's not a Whiff, it's RW. I'm sure it's an Italeri kit.  ;D ;)

It's blooming WONDERFUL nonetheless.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on September 29, 2017, 09:44:20 am
Today arrived an Italeri IAI Kfir C7 I ordered, from an online store. Cheaper than ebay's offererings and also the only other one I found was on Heratage's second hand page, as they wanted £6 postage!! Italeri need their a***s kicking with this kit as it is identical to the C2, it only has the 2 wing pylons and a centre line fuel tank. The Hasegawa, C2 has all 4 wing pylons and a centre pylon. Looks like I am going to have to scratch build the other 6 pylons for this one too  :banghead:.
Chris.

You don't want that old stuff, you should have a snoot for the new kit of the Kfir :-

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10425976 (http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10425976)

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AMK86002 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AMK86002)

Out now at Hannants at a reasonable price  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on September 29, 2017, 09:57:16 am
Today arrived an Italeri IAI Kfir C7 I ordered, from an online store. Cheaper than ebay's offererings and also the only other one I found was on Heratage's second hand page, as they wanted £6 postage!! Italeri need their a***s kicking with this kit as it is identical to the C2, it only has the 2 wing pylons and a centre line fuel tank. The Hasegawa, C2 has all 4 wing pylons and a centre pylon. Looks like I am going to have to scratch build the other 6 pylons for this one too  :banghead:.
Chris.

You don't want that old stuff, you should have a snoot for the new kit of the Kfir :-

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10425976 (http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10425976)

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AMK86002 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AMK86002)

Out now at Hannants at a reasonable price  :thumbsup:

So true as I got notification that it was in so I ordered one two along with some more exotic markings for my other Kfir's.

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on September 29, 2017, 10:52:33 am
£5.50 postage?? erm yeah, I will look in to that one :o
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Martin H on September 29, 2017, 02:42:15 pm
A pair of the new Amodel CMC Leopard mini biz jet arrived today.  :thumbsup:
One of the kits is the same bird that now resides at the Midland Air Museum. So some thing of a local interest for me  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 29, 2017, 02:46:25 pm

A pair of the new Amodel CMC Leopard mini biz jet arrived today.  :thumbsup:
One of the kits is the same bird that now resides at the Midland Air Museum. So some thing of a local interest for me  ;D


Oooh, a LOVELY little aircraft. If ever I won a zillion quid I'd have had one of them.  ;D

A must for me, even in 1/72 scale.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 29, 2017, 03:06:37 pm
I wish!

Can I get Big H's site to take my order? Can I thump! I see a rude phone call in their future.......... :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Martin H on September 29, 2017, 03:19:21 pm
I wish!

Can I get Big H's site to take my order? Can I thump! I see a rude phone call in their future.......... :banghead: :banghead:

Thats odd, ive never had a problem with their site. Much to my bank mangers displeasure.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on September 30, 2017, 02:01:23 am
I wish!

Can I get Big H's site to take my order? Can I thump! I see a rude phone call in their future.......... :banghead: :banghead:

Thats odd, ive never had a problem with their site. Much to my bank mangers displeasure.

Nor me, indeed I've just ordered something  :unsure:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 30, 2017, 02:12:56 am
It still won't work with IE11, but I managed to order one of those lovely Leopards using Chrome!

Why can't it just WORK?  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on September 30, 2017, 02:17:52 am
It still won't work with IE11, but I managed to order one of those lovely Leopards using Chrome!

Why can't it just WORK?  :banghead:

I use Firefox, never a problem with Hannants, eBay or Amazon

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on September 30, 2017, 02:29:09 am
Received today from a very well known on-line auction site

1 x 1/72 Hasegawa Kfir C2 but I'm not sure which version this will end up as due to ordering a couple of those very nice AMK Kfir C2/C7's yesterday but as I ordered decals as well it may be one of the Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) aircraft

Gondor

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: JayBee on September 30, 2017, 02:40:47 am
Just received from the big H.

Ace models Alvis Stalwart Mk2 1/72
Avis RFB Fantrainer 400 1/72
AModel CMC Leopard 1/72
Eastern Express Short 360 "Aer Lingus" 1/144.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on September 30, 2017, 03:36:26 am
Received today from a very well known on-line auction site

1 x 1/72 Hasegawa Kfir C2 but I'm not sure which version this will end up as due to ordering a couple of those very nice AMK Kfir C2/C7's yesterday but as I ordered decals as well it may be one of the Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC) aircraft

Gondor
Mine are all going to be Honduran, I broke and bought one of the AMK Kfir's too, as a Mirage 2000 I won on Ebay has gone missing with Hermes. Third problem in a row with this bunch of muppets.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on September 30, 2017, 12:13:07 pm
Got the new A&A Models 1/72 VJ-101C X2, very nice on part with Modelsvit/A-Model in terms or quality and detail, includes etched seat harnesses and  Canopy masks, option open or closed canopies, fine boarding ladder. The detai is a little soft on some of the small parts, wheels, lift jet fans blades as not as sharp and crisp as some, but still OK.

Good news the next kit is the VAK-191  followed by the X1 version of the 101 so a nice one to go with the VTOL collection.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 30, 2017, 10:42:30 pm
Bought the 1/72 Trumpeter MiG-31B/BM Foxhound yesterday and wiffing it was the reason I bought it as it struck me it
would look good in USAF markings. The Russian markings with the kit can go onto a F-15 that has gone rogue and defected
to somewhere in eastern Europe in the early 1980s.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on October 02, 2017, 05:48:49 am
Arrived Saturday, Heller Mirage 2000B, looks nice it does too. Today from our very own Mr spackman, Heller Super Etendard,  :thumbsup: And, from the pit of temptation that is ebay, Heller mirage IV.I am just hoping I have enough Honduran decals, as there is another Kfir on it's way :wacko:
Chris
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nils on October 03, 2017, 04:44:17 am
arrived today from AliExpress

-1/150 Cars (50 vehicles) and 2 18-wheeler trucks (scenery for the Airfield Diorama).

and just bought on Facebook:

-Revell 1/144 Antonov AN-124  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 03, 2017, 06:11:53 am
From the Big H AVI Models A5M1 Claude "over China"
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 03, 2017, 03:55:47 pm
From ebay:
CMR Spitfire F.VIII RAAF
CMR Spitfire mk IXe

The latter I already have and it comes with two spare sets of wings, so they'll be added to a set of AZ fuselages.  Both cost considerably less than the equivalent Eduard kits - the mk VIII being less than the Eduard Weekend edition -  proving that the latter are indeed the "Platinum standard" for Spitfires and thus knocking the much vaunted CMR into a cocked hat on detail, price and value for money.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on October 04, 2017, 12:40:39 am
1/72 Piaggio P.180 Avanti, been after one of those for ages.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 04, 2017, 07:11:28 am
An A Model CMC Leopard arrived from the Big H today.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

It's a lovely little thing, and it's TINY!  :wub: :wub: :wub:

The wing span is less than the tailplane span of my Monterey by quite a margin.  :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: strobez on October 04, 2017, 07:49:07 am
Back in Japan and visited my favourite second-hand model store.  They didn't have the 1/72 Airfix Supermarine S.6 I was looking for, but I did grab a bag of parts that looks like an Airfix Skyray (I have a WHIF plan for that one, so I'm really only after the fuselage anyway).  I also grabbed a Fiat CR.32 (even though I thought it was a CR.42) and a crappy Polish ripoff of the Heller C.714 (which I thought was a rebox... guess not).

All in all a fun scramble through a pile of dusty boxes that cost me $15 total.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 04, 2017, 08:43:43 am
If you can find one the old FROG S6B is much better than the Airfix one. They show up on eBay now and then.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on October 04, 2017, 09:03:45 am
^^^^ What Kit said, it's a nice little kit, and I'm not even a 72tooth guy.  ;) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Rheged on October 04, 2017, 09:55:39 am
Madame Rheged's gardening stash grew this morning....a 220 litre water butt.  No prizes for guessing my build task of the early afternoon....fitting a diverter  unit from a downpipe so that we collect all of that lovely rainwater for free!!
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on October 04, 2017, 01:48:51 pm
Today arrive the AMK Kfir C2/7, very nicely detailed kit, with lots of ordnance for the spares boxes. I think this will just get an IFR probe fitted to it like my other C-7's and a cammo scheme. Most of my mirages that I have done have an all over grey scheme, so will see.
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on October 04, 2017, 02:39:56 pm
Surprised win on eBay;
1/72 Hasegawa Lockheed P-3C Orion
1/72 Mach2 Sud Caravelle
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 04, 2017, 03:53:48 pm
If you can find one the old FROG S6B is much better than the Airfix one. They show up on eBay now and then.

IIRC, it's still available in an Eastern Express/ARK box.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on October 04, 2017, 10:40:01 pm
New from Japan
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/171005/zt6sdwmc.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/171005/x762xetv.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/171005/9iu5at5i.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nils on October 05, 2017, 01:17:07 am
Quote
-Revell 1/144 Antonov AN-124  :thumbsup:


arrived today, it even included a partially completed 1/144 Mig-29, might salvage some parts and finish this one  :mellow:
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on October 05, 2017, 02:38:44 am
From Shapeways, five 1/72 Allied 10ft Dinghies.
(https://images3.sw-cdn.net/product/picture/710x528_19457539_11297363_1499636563.jpg)
http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?action=post2;board=76

These are lovely and when I get paid next i'll order a couple of rubber dinghies from them.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Rheged on October 05, 2017, 04:48:55 am
A lady from Hermes has just delivered to me an Airfix Gloster Javelin in pristine condition.  Thanks Bungle, it was superbly packaged and will be next on the bench once I've cleared off a 1:1200 scale Revell Titanic, currently undergoing treatment as HM Armed Transport Oceanic  and half way through WW1 dazzle painting.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 05, 2017, 05:51:18 am
That dinghy looks amazing  :o :bow:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on October 05, 2017, 11:03:21 am
From Shapeways, five 1/72 Allied 10ft Dinghies.
(https://images3.sw-cdn.net/product/picture/710x528_19457539_11297363_1499636563.jpg)
http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?action=post2;board=76

These are lovely and when I get paid next i'll order a couple of rubber dinghies from them.


Cor look at the rollicks on that!!

Lovely looking dingy  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on October 06, 2017, 04:12:20 am
That's a Shapeways compooter generated pic.
Here's a couple of mine with the settings "adjusted" for clarity.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4470/37509406141_92aeb085f2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Z9zvCZ)Dinghy 02 (https://flic.kr/p/Z9zvCZ) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4449/37509406501_745707d267_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Z9zvKc)DInghy 01 (https://flic.kr/p/Z9zvKc) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on October 06, 2017, 06:35:14 am
Received today from the Big yellow H

2 x 1/72 AMK Kfir C2/C7 kits

1 x 1/72 Aztec Models 48/72 - 053 Dazzling Kfir's decal sheet.

I see a future for me that involves lots of Kfir building in it as I already have seven Hasegawa kits of the C2  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Chris Payne on October 06, 2017, 07:08:43 am
A few new additions to the stash after a visit to Halifax Modellers World this morning.

(https://s6.postimg.org/5vkjzy6up/22228321_1428943413850951_3714819513452150041_n.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

Ace 1/72 Alvis Stalwart Mk.2
Airfix 1/72 Messerschmitt ME262A-1A
AMK 1/72 IAI Kfir C2/C7
Revell 1/48 Panavia Tornado F.Mk.3
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 06, 2017, 09:14:24 am
We'll have enough Stalwarts amongst us to have a 'Stolly GB' before much longer.

Fred Zenrat would do one in pink with spoilers front and rear, and Thomas Dizzy would build one in a day or less I expect.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on October 06, 2017, 10:33:32 am
Good thing it's clinker-built, rather than carvel-built.  ;D  :thumbsup:

The printer steps won't matter as much.  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: ChernayaAkula on October 06, 2017, 04:36:24 pm
You don't want that old stuff, you should have a snoot for the new kit of the Kfir :-
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10425976 (http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10425976)
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AMK86002 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AMK86002)
Out now at Hannants at a reasonable price  :thumbsup:
So true as I got notification that it was in so I ordered one two along with some more exotic markings for my other Kfir's.

Gondor

Just two?  :wacko:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4292/35705436180_a30e6be711_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WpaGdC)Kfirs3 (https://flic.kr/p/WpaGdC) by Motschke (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151156765@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on October 06, 2017, 08:58:03 pm
1/72 Matchbox EE lightning T.55
1/72 Matchbox EE lightning F6
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 06, 2017, 09:26:39 pm
Revell P-38/ F4-A

$1 plus another $5 for shipping!  :wub:  Bagged, though. Still... I love it.... rescuing these old kits is fun. Bigger than I expected  :o... and, my first P-38 kit of any type!  :lol: :lol: :lol:



Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: ericr on October 07, 2017, 12:18:10 am

3 twin mustangs in 1/72 by Revell ...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on October 07, 2017, 01:41:34 am
New at my Stash
(https://i.imgur.com/c72PS8D.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/WmwMyWg.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rhWlie2.jpg)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: ericr on October 07, 2017, 02:28:13 am


3 SMER 1/48 MC.72 ...

Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Martin H on October 07, 2017, 06:48:11 am
You don't want that old stuff, you should have a snoot for the new kit of the Kfir :-
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10425976 (http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10425976)
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AMK86002 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AMK86002)
Out now at Hannants at a reasonable price  :thumbsup:
So true as I got notification that it was in so I ordered one two along with some more exotic markings for my other Kfir's.

Gondor

Just two?  :wacko:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4292/35705436180_a30e6be711_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WpaGdC)Kfirs3 (https://flic.kr/p/WpaGdC) by Motschke (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151156765@N03/), on Flickr

Hmm a one man group build by the looks of it lol
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on October 07, 2017, 10:34:01 am
You don't want that old stuff, you should have a snoot for the new kit of the Kfir :-
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10425976 (http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10425976)
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AMK86002 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AMK86002)
Out now at Hannants at a reasonable price  :thumbsup:
So true as I got notification that it was in so I ordered one two along with some more exotic markings for my other Kfir's.

Gondor

Just two?  :wacko:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4292/35705436180_a30e6be711_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WpaGdC)Kfirs3 (https://flic.kr/p/WpaGdC) by Motschke (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151156765@N03/), on Flickr

Hmm a one man group build by the looks of it lol

That looks more like a stock transfer from Hannants to OGL's ISO container!!!! I was simply being restrained and economical with what I already have which will be enhanced by some of the stores etc from the AMK kits which are gorgeous  :wub:

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on October 08, 2017, 12:32:16 am
 I have the Sword Seafire 17 re-issue which is apparently a double boxing plus
Trumpeter 1/350th Fairey Fulmar and Blackburn Skua on its way from Hannants

The 1/350th aircraft are to bulk out the HMS Ark Royal air wing although for some reason I really didn't fancy increasing the Swordfish airwing  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 08, 2017, 02:44:36 am
AMT 1.72  Hummel.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 08, 2017, 05:27:32 am
I have the Sword Seafire 17 re-issue which is apparently a double boxing

I noticed that and was sorely tempted. Very good price for 2 kits  :thumbsup: I assume there are no transfers in the boxing ? Which is no problem to me.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 08, 2017, 10:49:55 am
I have the Sword Seafire 17 re-issue which is apparently a double boxing

I noticed that and was sorely tempted. Very good price for 2 kits  :thumbsup: I assume there are no transfers in the boxing ? Which is no problem to me.

Looking at the box online, it's the same as the single boxing - same decals but twice the plastic.  Good value and I could well be tempted, but I'm pretty much at saturation point now.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on October 08, 2017, 01:03:57 pm
1/72 Frog Phantom F-4 FG.1
1/72 Airfix HS/BAe Nimrod already started kit.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 08, 2017, 09:14:39 pm
Just got me a couple 'em books? The Squadron "In Action" for the C-141 and C-5.  :wub: :laugh: :laugh:

Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on October 09, 2017, 12:17:45 am
I have the Sword Seafire 17 re-issue which is apparently a double boxing

I noticed that and was sorely tempted. Very good price for 2 kits  :thumbsup: I assume there are no transfers in the boxing ? Which is no problem to me.

Looking at the box online, it's the same as the single boxing - same decals but twice the plastic.  Good value and I could well be tempted, but I'm pretty much at saturation point now.

I'll let you know when I get it, I suspect its two kits in one box with two sets of decals. Not a problem for me as mine will be 805 on Ocean and 800 and Triumph using Kits at War decals.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on October 09, 2017, 12:55:31 am
On their way:

1 x    1/35 British LRDG Command Car in North Africa with Figures (Command Car+7 Figures) (TM 32407) Tamiya  -  been wanting this kit for ages, finally available again
1 x    1/35 Commonwealth Armoured Corps Helmets WWII (with liners) (UL AC35006) Ultracast
2 x    1/35 Belts & Straps for Rifle, Carbine, Submachine Guns w/Buckles (AB 35A123) Aber
1 x    1/72 Avia B-534 [ProfiPACK Edition] (ED 70105) Eduard  -  mostly for the decals but I have an idea for the kit
2 x    1/35 Modern US Infantry "Under Fire" (MB 35193) MasterBox
2 x    1/48 WWII Middle East Allied Pilot with Dog (ARB-480179) Aerobonus  -  will suit as RAM pilots in the Asia-Pacific theatre
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on October 09, 2017, 01:38:50 am
On their way:

1 x    1/35 British LRDG Command Car in North Africa with Figures (Command Car+7 Figures) (TM 32407) Tamiya  -  been wanting this kit for ages, finally available again...

I keep looking at it but what I really want is the Matchbox 1/76 set (or the Revell repop).
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 09, 2017, 02:38:45 am
I have the Sword Seafire 17 re-issue which is apparently a double boxing

I noticed that and was sorely tempted. Very good price for 2 kits  :thumbsup: I assume there are no transfers in the boxing ? Which is no problem to me.

Looking at the box online, it's the same as the single boxing - same decals but twice the plastic.  Good value and I could well be tempted, but I'm pretty much at saturation point now.

I'll let you know when I get it, I suspect its two kits in one box with two sets of decals. Not a problem for me as mine will be 805 on Ocean and 800 and Triumph using Kits at War decals.

I may well see or buy one if I get to the Southwell show on Sunday, possibly Glasgow.  I think I've four of the Sword kit as it is, plus a similar number (per boxing) of Ventura/Jays, CMR, Airkit and I honestly don't know how many of the Aeroclub vacform fuselages are in the stash.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on October 09, 2017, 04:20:18 am
On their way:

1 x    1/35 British LRDG Command Car in North Africa with Figures (Command Car+7 Figures) (TM 32407) Tamiya  -  been wanting this kit for ages, finally available again...

I keep looking at it but what I really want is the Matchbox 1/76 set (or the Revell repop).

Dragon did it in 72nd if that's any use ?
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 09, 2017, 06:01:17 am

1 x    1/72 Avia B-534 [ProfiPACK Edition] (ED 70105) Eduard  -  mostly for the decals but I have an idea for the kit


A lovely kit. Struts are very near scale size and thus a tad fragile but repay the effort  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on October 09, 2017, 09:25:12 am
Good to know, Chris. Thanks! :thumbsup:

It's going to be Australian Army, ca. 1940 (in service ca. 1937) - about the same era as the Gloster Sea Gladiator I have for the RAN (in service ca. 1938).
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on October 09, 2017, 09:31:43 am
I have the Sword Seafire 17 re-issue which is apparently a double boxing

I noticed that and was sorely tempted. Very good price for 2 kits  :thumbsup: I assume there are no transfers in the boxing ? Which is no problem to me.

Looking at the box online, it's the same as the single boxing - same decals but twice the plastic.  Good value and I could well be tempted, but I'm pretty much at saturation point now.

I'll let you know when I get it, I suspect its two kits in one box with two sets of decals. Not a problem for me as mine will be 805 on Ocean and 800 and Triumph using Kits at War decals.

Two sets of sprues, resin and canopies, the MKXV fuselage on the sprue, and the lowback Mk17 on a separate sprue. one set of instructions and 1 decal sheet but stencils and roundels for two full aircraft.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 09, 2017, 11:26:12 am
Is that two sets of mk XV fuselages, or just one?  If the former, it'd be handy with the spare wing in the Seafire IIIc to do a late mk XII.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on October 09, 2017, 03:20:38 pm
Is that two sets of mk XV fuselages, or just one?  If the former, it'd be handy with the spare wing in the Seafire IIIc to do a late mk XII.

Its the XV sprue with the addition of the XVII fuselage on a separate sprue and you get two sets in the box, so two spare XV fuselages
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 09, 2017, 04:03:23 pm
Looks like it's well worth getting then.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on October 10, 2017, 02:59:17 am
On their way:

1 x    1/35 British LRDG Command Car in North Africa with Figures (Command Car+7 Figures) (TM 32407) Tamiya  -  been wanting this kit for ages, finally available again...

I keep looking at it but what I really want is the Matchbox 1/76 set (or the Revell repop).

Dragon did it in 72nd if that's any use ?

Good to know as the Matchbox/Revell one is like hen's teeth.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on October 10, 2017, 04:14:00 am
On their way:

1 x    1/35 British LRDG Command Car in North Africa with Figures (Command Car+7 Figures) (TM 32407) Tamiya  -  been wanting this kit for ages, finally available again...

I keep looking at it but what I really want is the Matchbox 1/76 set (or the Revell repop).

Dragon did it in 72nd if that's any use ?

Good to know as the Matchbox/Revell one is like hen's teeth.

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/141329-dragon-7439-long-range-desert-group-patrol-car

Done with either a Lewis gun or a captured 20mm cannon

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on October 10, 2017, 05:04:06 am
Arrived today from Singapore, 2x 1/72nd scale BEDEK IFR probes  to fit Kfir's and mirage III's and a Cheetah D nose, which will be going on my Italeri Kfir C7.
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Weaver on October 10, 2017, 05:19:55 am
Arrived today from Freightdog (thanks Colin!):

1/72nd Lightning FGA conversion set

1/144th DARPA Space Cruiser

High Planes 1/72ndAvenger AEW conversion
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 10, 2017, 06:07:05 am

It's going to be Australian Army, ca. 1940 (in service ca. 1937) - about the same era as the Gloster Sea Gladiator I have for the RAN (in service ca. 1938).

Interesting idea  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Howard of Effingham on October 11, 2017, 07:06:21 am
hmm, I popped into Antics Coventry at lunchtime and popped out with....

2off Zvezda Yak-130 jet trainer.

Too many possibilities for them. Angolan AF [they have a AK47 in their national marking], USAF Test Pilot School, Syrian AF, Cuba.......
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on October 12, 2017, 12:55:48 am
I did a bad thing.  I'm blaming Old Wombat...
Today Hash The Parcel Man brought me:
Tamiya 1/35 LRDG truck with 7 figures.
Tamiya 1/35 Pibber with 3 or 4 figures.

Both kits i've wanted for ages.
I still want the Matchbox 1/76 LRDG truck & jeep though - childhood memories.

Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on October 12, 2017, 04:20:38 am
I did a bad thing.  I'm blaming Old Wombat...
Today Hash The Parcel Man brought me:
Tamiya 1/35 LRDG truck with 7 figures.
Tamiya 1/35 Pibber with 3 or 4 figures.

Both kits i've wanted for ages.
I still want the Matchbox 1/76 LRDG truck & jeep though - childhood memories.

My LRDG truck arrived at the PO today (I'll pick it up tomorrow) & I already have a Pibber in the stash. ;) ;D :thumbsup:

Oh, & you're welcome! ;D
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 12, 2017, 05:46:59 am
I did a bad thing.  I'm blaming Old Wombat...


But more importantly who did the other half blame ?  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on October 12, 2017, 06:48:42 am
Just arrived, Heller Mirage F-1 CT, got it for a fiver :thumbsup: This may well get mate to the wings from an airfix mirage 2000C, as the it looks like there will be minimal work to do so. Should have the JMN's scratching their heads as when done, it will look like a 2000 with a pointy nose...ish :wacko:
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nils on October 12, 2017, 10:51:44 am
new stash additions:

-Zvezda 1/72 Mig-23MLD Flogger
-Zvezda 1/144 Mil Mi-24V
-Revell 1/144 F-5E Tiger II
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on October 13, 2017, 12:29:16 am
Got the Ace 1/72 Alvis Stalwart MK2 off eBay, (I blame Jim and all this talk of Stollies !!!  :banghead:)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: JayBee on October 13, 2017, 02:55:22 am
Why thank you Geoff.
It is good to be appreciated.  :wacko:

Jim

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on October 13, 2017, 03:51:23 am
I have ordered me sen one of the ACE 1/72nd scale MK2 Stalwarts, from Models Ua, worked out at £11.77 including the postage. Yeah, cheers Jaybee!!
 :wacko: :wacko: ;D
Chris.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 13, 2017, 04:57:07 pm
Beechnut Models 1/72 injection P-43 Lancer.

 :lol:

Been wanting one of these that didn't cost 80 billion dollars for a while now.  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 14, 2017, 01:56:02 am
I like the Lancer. Got at least 2 in the stash, Special Hobby I think ?
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 14, 2017, 03:16:17 am
I like the Lancer. Got at least 2 in the stash, Special Hobby I think ?

Oooh, I didn't know they made them! Of course, I do 99.99% of my shopping on ebay so I miss a lot of stuff because it simply never comes up for sale/auction. I did see some stuff by Pavla on there but folks wanted about $100 for 'em.

I like the Lancer, too. One cool thing it has going for it is that it actually put in work flying missions instead of being a stepping-stone or mere footnote on the way to Jugdom.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 14, 2017, 12:37:31 pm
Shot a cheap (EUR 6,- plus EUR 5,- postage) ex Novo Shackleton MR.3 on ebay. The sprue pics did not look bad, and I'll stash this one away as a donor bank, anyway (mostly for the engines, props and maybe the wings, too).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on October 14, 2017, 01:08:51 pm
Beechnut Models 1/72 injection P-43 Lancer.

 :lol:

Been wanting one of these that didn't cost 80 billion dollars for a while now.  ;D

How're your soap-carving skills?  ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on October 14, 2017, 01:30:09 pm
Today arrived a Heller Etendard IV from Mr. PR19 himself. Inside the box was a surprise as there is a vacform kit of the same aircraft included. Never built a vacform and not sure I ever will either, so awaiting Mr Spackman's reply on that one.
Chris.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 14, 2017, 01:41:48 pm
Beechnut Models 1/72 injection P-43 Lancer.

 :lol:

Been wanting one of these that didn't cost 80 billion dollars for a while now.  ;D

How're your soap-carving skills?  ;D

 ;D

Ah hell, so it's like that, huh?  :o ;D ;D

I guess I need to hone my skills somehow...   :-X ;D
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kitnut617 on October 14, 2017, 02:25:00 pm
Beechnut Models 1/72 injection P-43 Lancer.

 :lol:

Been wanting one of these that didn't cost 80 billion dollars for a while now.  ;D

How're your soap-carving skills?  ;D

 ;D

Ah hell, so it's like that, huh?  :o ;D ;D

I guess I need to hone my skills somehow...   :-X ;D

I've got one of Beechnuts 1/72 P-51H kits, not too bad only it's not 1/72. More like 1/75 scale. I've abandoned the build and used a lot of the bits in other kitbashes I have going.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 14, 2017, 02:33:23 pm
Beechnut Models 1/72 injection P-43 Lancer.

 :lol:

Been wanting one of these that didn't cost 80 billion dollars for a while now.  ;D

How're your soap-carving skills?  ;D

 ;D

Ah hell, so it's like that, huh?  :o ;D ;D

I guess I need to hone my skills somehow...   :-X ;D

I've got one of Beechnuts 1/72 P-51H kits, not too bad only it's not 1/72. More like 1/75 scale. I've abandoned the build and used a lot of the bits in other kitbashes I have going.

Well that's a bit of a let-down! I'll have to break out my measuring devices once it gets gets here to see if the Lancer is the same.

I'd never heard of Beechnut before yesterday. I had to have it... next available option(Pavla) was 4 times the cost and then shipping. Well, there was a vacuform kit, too (Rareplanes I think it was), but I don't touch those with a 10 foot pole. I'd like to tackle one one day just to see what it's like but I can already tell that I won't like it. All that trimming. I've trimmed out a vacu canopy once and just that was enough to put me off.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 14, 2017, 02:37:58 pm
The trimming's not too bad, it's the sanding down of the edges so they meet properly that's the real PITA!  :banghead:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Thorvic on October 14, 2017, 02:40:17 pm
Managed to get a resin 1/700 Pitroad/Waveline Type 21 Frigate HMS Amazon. This is the too scale Type21, unlike the Dragon kit where they copied the Airfix kit and forgot to scale it down from 1/600 to 1/700.

Also got a pair of Fujimi 1/72nd HH-46 Sea Knights  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on October 15, 2017, 01:54:03 am
From the SAPMA Expo yesterday & today;

1 x 1/48 Special Hobby Fairey Firefly F/FR Mk.1
1 x 1/48 Academy AH-64A "Grey Camo 2003" (from Uncle Les)
1 x 1/48 Revell A-10 Thunderbolt (again, from Uncle Les)
1 x 1/35 Italaeri (yep, the kit's that old) BM-13 "Katyusha" Russian multi-rocket launcher (will be built OoB in memory of my cat of the same name)
1 x 1/35 DML BTR-80 (8-wheel Soviet/Russian APC)

1 x 1/35 Kinetic RG-31 Mine Protected Vehicle
1 x 1/35 Trumpeter Mi-24V Hind-E

1 x 1/35 Tamiya Triceratops Diorama Set
1 x 1/35 Tamiya Velociraptors 6-pack

Add to that some basic supplies, some new tools & an Iwata Neo airbrush (to replace the one I broke :rolleyes:).

Very good haul (in my opinion) & I stayed within budget! :o
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 15, 2017, 06:09:58 am
Some interesting purchases Mr Wombat  :thumbsup: it will be interesting to see what you have planned for the dinosaurs in particular.

I love the idea of a tribute build to your old cat, but it was called Katyusha ??  ;D Mind you I had a ginger one called Samson for some reason !

Always good to get what you want and stay within the budget  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 15, 2017, 06:19:17 am

 I did see some stuff by Pavla on there but folks wanted about $100 for 'em.



Your'e joking ? I've just checked the stash and the one I have is the Pavla kit. The two I thought were P-43's by SH turn out to be P-35's
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on October 15, 2017, 07:09:41 am
Some interesting purchases Mr Wombat  :thumbsup: it will be interesting to see what you have planned for the dinosaurs in particular.

I love the idea of a tribute build to your old cat, but it was called Katyusha ??  ;D Mind you I had a ginger one called Samson for some reason !

Always good to get what you want and stay within the budget  :thumbsup:

The dinosaurs I'm going to (mostly) play pretty straight in a Jurassic diorama. The 6-pack of velociraptor's, however, has only 3 different poses, so I'll use 3 in the Jurassic dio & "play" with ideas for the other 3. The triceratops dio set includes 2 velociraptors, too, which are, interestingly, in different poses to those in the 6-pack - so, that gives me a pack of 5 velociraptors & a triceratops for the dio, plus some fish, a frog or two & one or two salamander-y type amphibians.

Yes, her name was Katyusha, as when she was a kitten, she'd tear around the house like a rocket.

Budget was pretty healthy ($500 saved over quite a few months) but I only spent $250-$260 on the kits (The Hind was only $80! The next most expensive was the Firefly at $47. The rest were $30 or less, the dinosaurs were $30 combined.). The rest being spent on the tools, etc., including food & drinks.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 15, 2017, 07:24:36 am

Yes, her name was Katyusha, as when she was a kitten, she'd tear around the house like a rocket.



Love it  ;D ;D ;D

I think the major part of my budget at SMW this year will be tools, paints and such. Not that many kits I actually want. Mind you there are usually suprises in store  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Chris Payne on October 15, 2017, 02:30:22 pm
Back from the Newark show with more stash fodder.

Blackbird Models 1/72 P2V-5/Neptune MR.1 conversion set for the Hasegawa Neptune.
Freightdog 1/72 'Gods of Sea and Fire' (Neptune and Vulcan) decals.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: McColm on October 16, 2017, 12:21:54 am
2 X 1/72 Catalina flying boats
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 16, 2017, 02:37:35 am
One of my grail kits!  1/72 BEAST MODE White Swan!   :wub:

(https://i.imgur.com/7efI21L.jpg)

I got it cheaper than going rate by about $30, give or take, but it was still a bit pricey. Birthday coming up pretty soon so I can sort of Justify it.  :rolleyes:   ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 16, 2017, 02:42:41 am
That's going to take up a LOT of shelf space!  :o
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 16, 2017, 03:14:49 am
YEAH, it's like......  Pizza Box type of area take-uppage. I'll likely have to string it up and hang it from the ceiling or something.

If I build it with all the flaps and stuff closed up I can pose the wings folded tucked and it MIGHT fit on a shelf somewhere.. but uhhh.... I like it with the wings out so....  EH..  I'll figure it out eventually. It's liable to sit un-built in the box for a year or two anyway.  :rolleyes: ;D

Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 16, 2017, 03:27:38 am
Just won on ebay:

CMK Spitfire Tr 9

Bit pricier than the AZ one, but a far nicer kit and you get a spare vacform canopy for both cockpits.  Handy, because I need a vacform male mould for the back one to go with all the other two seat conversions I have tucked away.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on October 16, 2017, 04:42:08 am
YEAH, it's like......  Pizza Box type of area take-uppage. I'll likely have to string it up and hang it from the ceiling or something.

If I build it with all the flaps and stuff closed up I can pose the wings folded and it MIGHT fit on a shelf somewhere.. but uhhh.... I like it with the wings out so....  EH..  I'll figure it out eventually. It's liable to sit un-built in the box for a year or two anyway.  :rolleyes: ;D



Well, we do have a Cold War GB coming up next year...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 16, 2017, 04:53:15 am
Got an Academy P-51D/Willy's Jeep combo. The Mustang might turn into a (real world) racer.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: kitnut617 on October 16, 2017, 03:58:51 pm
One of my grail kits!  1/72 BEAST MODE White Swan!   :wub:

(https://i.imgur.com/7efI21L.jpg)


I've got one of those in the stash too, one day I'll get and build it ------     ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 16, 2017, 04:33:14 pm
Right?!  :o ;D ;D   

Next focus is to acquire their Tu-95 Bear.  :wub:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Chaos on October 16, 2017, 10:53:49 pm
New at myStash.
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/171017/jwpr8pjn.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs1.directupload.net/images/171017/9pkshzdy.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs1.directupload.net/images/171017/8o9uzqcl.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs1.directupload.net/images/171017/k3xhsfug.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
(http://fs1.directupload.net/images/171017/h8sr6hjw.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on October 17, 2017, 04:09:21 am
One of my grail kits!  1/72 BEAST MODE White Swan!   :wub:

(https://i.imgur.com/7efI21L.jpg)


I've got one of those in the stash too, one day I'll get and build it ------     ;D ;D ;D
I have this kit too and the Bear in 1/72nd scale. Bought before my life went upside down. Doubt I will ever build them as I have nowhere big enough to work on them let alone display/ store when finished. Plus I think the Honduras/ U.S task force would be having a coronary and asking lots of questions as to how the cartel got hold of them 🤔😂
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 17, 2017, 06:30:34 am
I've seen the fibreglass fuselage of an 1:72 Bear in a local shop, and it scared me. Had been years after I saw a friend build an 1:48 B-1B - and the project more or less failed there was no space to store the thing...
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 17, 2017, 07:07:27 am
New at myStash.
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/171017/jwpr8pjn.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)


Interesting, not a version I was aware of
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 17, 2017, 07:07:45 am
One of my grail kits!  1/72 BEAST MODE White Swan!   :wub:

(https://i.imgur.com/7efI21L.jpg)


I've got one of those in the stash too, one day I'll get and build it ------     ;D ;D ;D
I have this kit too and the Bear in 1/72nd scale. Bought before my life went upside down. Doubt I will ever build them as I have nowhere big enough to work on them let alone display/ store when finished. Plus I think the Honduras/ U.S task force would be having a coronary and asking lots of questions as to how they got hold of them 🤔😂
:o ;D

Don't give up on 'em the dream! (  ;D ) One of these days a card table will fall in your lap and it'll be systems go.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on October 17, 2017, 07:47:11 am
it's having somewhere safe to put them after building that is the main problem, I need to start doing the lottery, or at least get enough money to hire a solicitor to get money out of my house. :banghead:
Chris
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TallEng on October 17, 2017, 08:33:33 am
Whilst currently banned from stash additions by both SWMBO and eldest daughter* I've managed
To add a Revell Spaceship two/Whiteknight two to the stash (I think it will make a fine floatplane/racer for our next GB) ;D (oh and half price doesn't cut the mustard either :rolleyes:)
*they did remodel/decorate the spare bedroom cum office into a man cave and modeling room just for me :thumbsup:
The fact that they also moved my Aircraft and train books in as well as approx half my stash may well be the reason behind the ban....
Still could be worse, they could have found the other half!
I might then be sharing the Dogs bed :o
Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 17, 2017, 10:07:25 am

Still could be worse, they could have found the other half!


Hehehe, LOVE it!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: rickshaw on October 18, 2017, 02:57:30 am
New at myStash.
(http://fs5.directupload.net/images/171017/jwpr8pjn.jpg) (http://www.directupload.net)


Interesting, not a version I was aware of

Wasn't built, Chris.  It is a Whiff-Panzer from the get go.  It was an attempt to use up light production capacity that Skoda had at the end of the war and find a continued use for the 38(t) chassis.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Old Wombat on October 18, 2017, 03:42:13 am
I'll still need one as an addition to my Czech armour collection (whole bunch of variants came out recently & I'm in a quandary as to which to buy for the stash). :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 18, 2017, 04:05:45 am
I wasn't expecting to find one this fast but I couldn't pass up the opportunity. I saved about $40 on this bad boy.  Another grail kit of mine...  :wub: :wub: :wub:

(https://i.imgur.com/gNcXORa.jpg)

The cool part?! IT'S FROM THE FUTURE!!!!   :::::twangy spooky music:::::
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 18, 2017, 05:41:24 am

Wasn't built, Chris.  It is a Whiff-Panzer from the get go.  It was an attempt to use up light production capacity that Skoda had at the end of the war and find a continued use for the 38(t) chassis.

Ah, that explains it. Cheers mate  :thumbsup:

Strangely it looks "early" war rather than "late" war to me. The front of the superstructure in particular reminds me of an early Stug III, just has that feel about it.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: NARSES2 on October 18, 2017, 05:48:19 am
Direct from Hornby, ordered Monday, delivered today  :thumbsup: All to be built out of the box as nice and relaxing builds whilst I'm tackling other more challenging ones.

Nakajima B5N1 Kate. I want to build the China bomber version as I built the earlier boxing as a torpedo plane.
Ju 87 B2/R2. I'm going to build the one with the snake. Yup I know it's been done a zillion times, but I haven't done it, even though I have at least 3 aftermarket sheets with it on. I just find the whole scheme attractive.
P-40B Tomahawk Mk II. Again I find the box scheme attractive.

I've built all of these in their earlier boxing's so know they go together well and besides with my club discount and free postage I couldn't say no  ;)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 18, 2017, 06:53:14 pm
I need to go buy some lotto tickets or something....   It's been a really, really good month as far as work is concerned so I'm cruising eBay like a vulture seeing if any of my most sought after kits are to be had for cheap. Turns out.... there are!  :o :o :wub: :wub: :wub:

Anyway, I scored another kit I've been looking for for a while.. an Airfix 1/72 TSR 2.  This is the Stratos 4 boxing. I got it for $15 plus another $10 shipping. No one else bid on it?!?!

(https://i.imgur.com/tcIywuU.jpg)  :wub: :wub:

Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Nils on October 19, 2017, 02:03:38 am
placed an online order at Super Hobby a few days ago:

-Roden 1/144 AC-119K Stinger (to be build as a C-119G in Belgian colors, gunship parts will be for another build)
-Roden 1/144 C-47A Skytrain
-Roden 1/144 DC-3 Dakota
-Zvezda 1/144 Sukhoi Superjet 100
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: zenrat on October 19, 2017, 02:36:34 am
I need to go buy some lotto tickets or something....   It's been a really, really good month as far as work is concerned so I'm cruising eBay like a vulture seeing if any of my most sought after kits are to be had for cheap. Turns out.... there are!  :o :o :wub: :wub: :wub:

Anyway, I scored another kit I've been looking for for a while.. an Airfix 1/72 TSR 2.  This is the Stratos 4 boxing. I got it for $15 plus another $10 shipping. No one else bid on it?!?!

(https://i.imgur.com/tcIywuU.jpg)  :wub: :wub:



Be prepared for bad fit (admittedly I cut mine up while building it which didn't help but this is not one of the new shake & bake airfix moulds), make sure you read the instructions properly (there is stuff that goes inside that cannot be put in later - trust me on this) and invest in the SAC white metal undercarriage set.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 19, 2017, 03:09:22 am
There's no real need for a new white metal u/c and IIRC, the SAC stuff is usually the kit parts remoulded in white metal and sold back to you at the same cost as the kit.  I will say that the bogies will need reinforcing, but as the production aircraft would have had a tie strut, that should really do the trick.
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 19, 2017, 07:39:20 am
Thank you both for the tips. This is just the type of "insider" information I need.

The real question is do I make it OOB or turn it into a whif? 
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 19, 2017, 08:58:36 am
Thank you both for the tips. This is just the type of "insider" information I need.

The real question is do I make it OOB or turn it into a whif?


It's a Whiff in a Box already, isn't it? Although you do get all the decals for the early RW ones as well.

As for the landing gear, have a look at the 2nd page of my 'Time Warp' TSR2, Post #24. That tells the troubles I had with the gear and how I fixed it. And it's still OK now after 4 yrs or so.

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,37459.15.html (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,37459.15.html)
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Snowtrooper on October 19, 2017, 09:34:28 am
For some reason, the MS boxing does not seem to attract people - don't they realize (or know to Google) that it has the exact same plastic and decals plus whiffy extras, or is the JMN mindset so deeply embedded in them that they don't dare touch a box with optional whiffy components lest their mind would be irrevocably corrupted? I picked mine in a stash clearance sale, nobody had seemed to want it for the steep price of 10Ä.

The RATO/ZELL bottles and missile (or is it a satellite booster in your whiffverse?) can easily be repurposed for other kits too, if you decide to build this more grounded in reality (pun intended).
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: Gondor on October 19, 2017, 11:04:47 am
For some reason, the MS boxing does not seem to attract people - don't they realize (or know to Google) that it has the exact same plastic and decals plus whiffy extras, or is the JMN mindset so deeply embedded in them that they don't dare touch a box with optional whiffy components lest their mind would be irrevocably corrupted? I picked mine in a stash clearance sale, nobody had seemed to want it for the steep price of 10Ä.

The RATO/ZELL bottles and missile (or is it a satellite booster in your whiffverse?) can easily be repurposed for other kits too, if you decide to build this more grounded in reality (pun intended).

That's why roughly half of my stash of TSR2's are the Manga kitting as they are usually cheaper than the vanilla TSR2's on various well known auction sites

Gondor
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 19, 2017, 11:17:49 am

..... or is the JMN mindset so deeply embedded in them that they don't dare touch a box with optional whiffy components lest their mind would be irrevocably corrupted?


That's assuming that logical thought is part of their mental talents...............
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on October 19, 2017, 02:31:55 pm
There is someone in Gloucester selling the stratos four one on eBay for £169!!! But the postage is free. Bless.
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 19, 2017, 02:34:46 pm
It's NOT me, although I have a couple of them...........
Title: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: chrisonord on October 19, 2017, 02:43:50 pm
I have one and one of the previous offerings from air fix, but the box went wall on that one, to be honest I don't think I will build either
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 20, 2017, 02:55:28 am
Thank you both for the tips. This is just the type of "insider" information I need.

The real question is do I make it OOB or turn it into a whif?


It's a Whiff in a Box already, isn't it? Although you do get all the decals for the early RW ones as well.

As for the landing gear, have a look at the 2nd page of my 'Time Warp' TSR2, Post #24. That tells the troubles I had with the gear and how I fixed it. And it's still OK now after 4 yrs or so.

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,37459.15.html (http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php/topic,37459.15.html)

You're a saint. I really like the whif in the box scheme. Stratos... M4.  No real clue wha that is, although I took a cursory glance at the wiki and it seems like a really neat manga.

This begs a question.... when does a whif stop becoming one and become "real?" Are all fictional creations what ifs or just some? I've wondered about this lately, in fact.

And yeah I always looked at this boxing as the more desirable one because of the things you all already mentioned. It was genuinely surprised no one else bid on it at all. Of course... it happens. I was going to bid on a Vickers Valiant(Airfix) about a week ago and it slipped my mind. It went for $45!  (Plus $20 shipping) but ..... the person who bid $45 was the only one to bid. I damn sure WOULD have if I hadn't forgotten..
Title: Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 20, 2017, 04:02:00 am
From Ebay
Zotz: Middle East Roundels

I wanted this