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Title: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on December 31, 2018, 07:43:11 pm
Actually bought this yesterday afternoon but hey there was alcohol involved I think....

1/72 Airfix EE Lightning F.6

Happy Whiffing for 2019 everyone!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nils on January 01, 2019, 02:11:24 am
first new addition of the year, a gift from my brother in law  :mellow:

-Revell 1/72 F-16AM "100 years 1 SQN Belgian AF"
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on January 01, 2019, 02:13:05 am
Late chrissie presents.  Both 1/24 Revell.
4 1/2 litre blower Bentley.
Volkswagen T1 Kastenwagen.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 01, 2019, 05:16:04 am

Actually bought this yesterday afternoon but hey there was alcohol involved I think....

1/72 Airfix EE Lightning F.6


Alcohol doesn't need to be involved when buying Lightning kits, they just NEED to be bought.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 01, 2019, 07:08:23 am
needless to say I have a Lightning plan, and of course its wiffed!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 02, 2019, 06:09:55 am
Late chrissie presents.  Both 1/24 Revell.
4 1/2 litre blower Bentley.
Volkswagen T1 Kastenwagen.

The Heller Bentley is a surprisingly good kit - built one as a present late last year. The experience was less traumatic than expected!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on January 03, 2019, 01:55:41 am
Late chrissie presents.  Both 1/24 Revell.
4 1/2 litre blower Bentley.
Volkswagen T1 Kastenwagen.

The Heller Bentley is a surprisingly good kit - built one as a present late last year. The experience was less traumatic than expected!

I've examined one built up by one of the other Model Car Club members and they can be made to look very good.  Only thing i'm thinking of changing is the wheels for some with finer spokes.

Today I received, from Evil-Bay, "German Leader and Blondi the Dog", "German Waffen SS soldier" and "Erwin Rommel".
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4845/32708990408_b1dd48bbe1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RQo8hu)20190103_170626 (https://flic.kr/p/RQo8hu) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nick on January 03, 2019, 05:03:45 am
Today I received, from Evil-Bay, "German Leader and Blondi the Dog", "German Waffen SS soldier" and "Erwin Rommel".
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4845/32708990408_b1dd48bbe1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RQo8hu)20190103_170626 (https://flic.kr/p/RQo8hu) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

Naughty. Very naughty. Might get some for myself!  :lol:


I had to do some grocery shopping in Aldi yesterday in readiness for returning to work. Somehow an Airfix P-51D Mustang found its way into my basket. Can't imagine how that happened?!  :unsure:  :lol:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on January 04, 2019, 04:53:52 am
From Ebay: Monogram Willy Ley Space Taxi. 1996 re-release (without the horrid chromed cages).  :wub: :wub:  :wub:

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on January 04, 2019, 05:41:26 am
First kits of the year, two planet models HS P 87's. They are a lot smaller than I expected, but will do the same job as intended. Close support and C.O.I.N. duties.
Also a book just come through the letter box, British secret projects, jet fighters since 1950.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: strobez on January 04, 2019, 04:57:57 pm
I feel left out. I haven't bought any new kits all year! I need to get on that...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rick Lowe on January 04, 2019, 06:19:30 pm
I feel left out. I haven't bought any new kits all year! I need to get on that...

Yeah, I mean come on, man - the year's 5 days old already! ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Captain Canada on January 04, 2019, 07:03:33 pm
I've received 4 new kits so far this year. 1 from Ebay and the other 3 from West Coast Hobby. All 72nd scale.

ACE AF-2W Guardian

From West Coast

Special Hobby Delta Mk.II/III RCAF. I am either going to build her on skis or floats. I can't believe how small this a/c is ? Is the scale right ?

Sword SO3C Seamew. Another a/c a lot smaller than I thought it was. I'd like to give it a merlin.

Sword TBM-3W Guppy Kon. Marine/ Aeronavale. This one looks just right to me lol

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 05, 2019, 01:51:36 am
Won an auction on ev!lbay: a Hasegawa 1:72 VF-0A/S from the Macross anime universe, which comes, as a bonus, with an unmanned drone on its back.
I feel inclined to de-transform it and create a more exciting/pleasing successor for the F-18 from it than the F-35, in USN low-viz colors and markings. The Ghost drone will certainly find another use, maybe with a cockpit and in 1:100?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on January 05, 2019, 02:14:18 am
...Special Hobby Delta Mk.II/III RCAF. I am either going to build her on skis or floats. I can't believe how small this a/c is ? Is the scale right ?...

I've got the RAAF version.  I was looking at it thisarvo.  It looks right to me.
I'm thinking Flying Doctor.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Chaos on January 05, 2019, 02:17:59 am
New at my stash.
(https://s15.directupload.net/images/190105/bp7saenc.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s15.directupload.net/images/190105/o85ca3gl.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 05, 2019, 06:43:46 am
A couple more Mad Dogs for my collection.

(https://i.imgur.com/PTfWU3q.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: McColm on January 05, 2019, 07:03:59 am
Got a box full of desktop travel agent airliners, 9 in total 1/144 scale or smaller. It's a mixture of modern day airliners with the exception of a 1/300 scale An-124 with Heavy Lift-VolgaDnepr. This feels to me that the decals were sprayed on.
I'll find stands for them and convert some into AEW platforms.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rheged on January 05, 2019, 09:12:39 am
Unfortunately, one of the large cardboard boxes holding my stash in the garage has accumulated a great deal of condensation, so I've had to discard soggy boxes.  No plastic parts or decals/transfers were damaged (hurrah) but it is a salutary lesson in keeping a check on stash items in longer term storage.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Captain Canada on January 05, 2019, 12:28:05 pm
I've got the RAAF version.  I was looking at it thisarvo.  It looks right to me.
I'm thinking Flying Doctor.

Cool. Thanks for your input !

Cheers
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on January 06, 2019, 12:49:20 am
Unfortunately, one of the large cardboard boxes holding my stash in the garage has accumulated a great deal of condensation, so I've had to discard soggy boxes.  No plastic parts or decals/transfers were damaged (hurrah) but it is a salutary lesson in keeping a check on stash items in longer term storage.

That's why, if storing kits in places prone to condensation, it can be worthwhile storing transfers etc in a separate, dryer place, suitably labelled of course.

You were very lucky not to suffer damage to the transfers  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on January 06, 2019, 07:30:01 am
Just ordered from BNA Models in Melbourne:

1 x Trumpeter 1/48 US Navy F9F-3 Panther (TR 02834)
1 x Revell 1/48 AH-64D Longbow Apache 100 Years Military Aviation (RV 04896)
1 x QuickBoost 1/48 E-2C Hawkeye Propellers w/Tool for Kinetic/Italeri kit (QB48337)
1 x Eduard 1/48 Vought F-8E Crusader Air Intakes for Eduard/Hasegawa kit (ED 648301)
2 x Reskit 1/72 Jaguar/Harrier/Phantom/MiG-27 BL755 Cluster Bomb (4pcs) (RS72-0108)
1 x Meng 1/35 Vending Machine and Dustbin Set (MENG-SPS018)
1 x Meng 1/35 Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab (MENG-VS006)
1 x Bronco 1/35 British T17E1 Staghound Mk. I [Late] #35011 (CB35011)
1 x Academy 1/350 Clipper Ship Cutty Sark (Box Damaged) (AC 14110DA)

Hopefully they'll arrive before the end of the week.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on January 06, 2019, 08:47:55 am
First purchase of the year arrived. Revell 1/48 Tornado F.3 from Mr. Bezos.  It will be whiffed into a USAF F-24 Tornado Wild Weasel. 

Nice looking kit with a lot of detail, but I'm very surprised by the amount of flash on most of the trees.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 06, 2019, 09:32:27 am
"Attacker with many explosions require much FLASH!"   I dig the hell out of your WW idea. Get on that statum, sir.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 06, 2019, 10:08:24 am
Unfortunately, one of the large cardboard boxes holding my stash in the garage has accumulated a great deal of condensation, so I've had to discard soggy boxes.  No plastic parts or decals/transfers were damaged (hurrah) but it is a salutary lesson in keeping a check on stash items in longer term storage.

That's why, if storing kits in places prone to condensation, it can be worthwhile storing transfers etc in a separate, dryer place, suitably labelled of course.

You were very lucky not to suffer damage to the transfers  :thumbsup:

Having just shifted a mountain of stuff to accommodate some new shelving, I've discovered a box of Mosquitoes that was rotten through and solid with mould.  The plastic is okay and cleaned up, but everything else has gone in the incinerator.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nick on January 06, 2019, 10:18:10 am
Unfortunately, one of the large cardboard boxes holding my stash in the garage has accumulated a great deal of condensation, so I've had to discard soggy boxes.  No plastic parts or decals/transfers were damaged (hurrah) but it is a salutary lesson in keeping a check on stash items in longer term storage.

I know of people who use large plastic storage boxes with some silica bags to absorb any moisture that occurs. I keep my spare decals in a ring binder on top of my bookshelf.
If it gets wet up there they'll be the second lot of things I move, the first will be my Discworld collection.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: JayBee on January 06, 2019, 11:02:51 am
Now there speaks a gentleman  with discerning taste.  :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on January 07, 2019, 01:51:52 am
I should probably de-stash all my kits and do a check for nests (ants and/or rodents).  They all look fine from the front but who knows what could be going on at the back of those cupboards.

New to my stash today.  All from various denizens of the Bay of Evil.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7844/46644452411_9c569b69de_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2e4P1CK)SEPECAT Jaguar GR Mk.1:A (https://flic.kr/p/2e4P1CK) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7831/46644452671_454151d761_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2e4P1He)BAe Sea Harrier FRS Mk.1 (https://flic.kr/p/2e4P1He) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

The box art on this one sucked me in - Roden can really put up some great art.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7872/39679519063_c5308a8934_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23skUB2)20190107_192757 (https://flic.kr/p/23skUB2) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7917/46592052042_3753ff1680_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dZbrQ7)20190107_192733 (https://flic.kr/p/2dZbrQ7) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

This one they sent the wrong boxing.  The one I thought I was buying was the (ERTL IIRC) release I remember building in the eighties.  Still, this is a restored mould and has all the parts including AMTs gorgeous chrome reverse wheels with baby moons (my favourite model car wheels).  It's just not moulded in dark blue.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7896/46592050912_67fb8f0ef2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dZbruC)20190107_192849 (https://flic.kr/p/2dZbruC) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on January 07, 2019, 08:20:18 am
Found a good deal on eBay last month that arrived today...

Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury with resin cowling and Print Scale Canadian decal sheet. 

Likely to end up either RW Canadian or WHIF USMC.

(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/4738/aQhpfA.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on January 07, 2019, 10:37:27 am
Won in FB group auction:

Dragon 1/144 A-10A Warthog with the Desert Storm Euro1 scheme box art

There were other things that caught my eye but finances prevented me from bidding on.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 07, 2019, 10:53:24 am
I should probably de-stash all my kits and do a check for nests (ants and/or rodents).  They all look fine from the front but who knows what could be going on at the back of those cupboards.

New to my stash today.  All from various denizens of the Bay of Evil.

...




Oooooh I like the staff car.  :mellow: :mellow:    Like the art work on the Jaguar, too!       

I need to do the same with my stash....   brown recluse...   be hiding in there. I found a couple in the past. Limb rotting lil fellers. If you've eaten or plan to in the near future, don't google "brown recluse bite."  :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:       Heard y'all was in a heat wave down yonder?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Hobbes on January 07, 2019, 11:33:25 am
Late chrissie presents.  Both 1/24 Revell.
4 1/2 litre blower Bentley.
Volkswagen T1 Kastenwagen.

The Heller Bentley is a surprisingly good kit - built one as a present late last year. The experience was less traumatic than expected!

I've examined one built up by one of the other Model Car Club members and they can be made to look very good.  Only thing i'm thinking of changing is the wheels for some with finer spokes.

Today I received, from Evil-Bay, "German Leader and Blondi the Dog", "German Waffen SS soldier" and "Erwin Rommel".
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4845/32708990408_b1dd48bbe1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RQo8hu)20190103_170626 (https://flic.kr/p/RQo8hu) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

Bentley plus Nazis? Are you going to build a British counterpart to the Mercedes G4/31?   
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 08, 2019, 01:02:21 am
Ordered an 1:72 EMHAR Mk. A "Whippet" tank - someone here built one with the tracks/hukk reversed, and that gave me an idea for something similar. And two tank turret conversion sets from S&S models, for an early Valentine and a Bishop SPG.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on January 08, 2019, 02:45:19 am
Late chrissie presents.  Both 1/24 Revell.
4 1/2 litre blower Bentley.
Volkswagen T1 Kastenwagen.

The Heller Bentley is a surprisingly good kit - built one as a present late last year. The experience was less traumatic than expected!

I've examined one built up by one of the other Model Car Club members and they can be made to look very good.  Only thing i'm thinking of changing is the wheels for some with finer spokes.

Today I received, from Evil-Bay, "German Leader and Blondi the Dog", "German Waffen SS soldier" and "Erwin Rommel".
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4845/32708990408_b1dd48bbe1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RQo8hu)20190103_170626 (https://flic.kr/p/RQo8hu) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

Bentley plus Nazis? Are you going to build a British counterpart to the Mercedes G4/31?   

No, I have a 1/24 G4 kit which is what I wanted the nazis for.  If I was planning a British equivalent I would start with the Airfix 1/32 "Monty's Humber" kit.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 08, 2019, 03:28:15 am
Yesterday, I was given a copy of a decidedly rare* resin kit.  I know exactly what I'm doing it as (there's a few of us with the same clone kit so we're doing a group build) but I won't say anything else until it's finished.




*So rare I've only seen the one that was used as the master.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on January 08, 2019, 04:47:16 am
Just picked up some more goodies from the post office. A&A models IL-102, going to be a cartel close support aircraft, not sure if I will utilise the weapons bays in the wings though, as you have to cut them out. I might just put some more pylons on it. Nice choice of weapons with it, and it certainly fills the box, as it has loads of parts.
Also to the stash, Special Hobby Dornier DO 27/ CASA C-127. Tiny little thing this is, it will get the turbo prop treatment, and a new propeller.
Trumpeter 1/72nd scale SAM-6, already done one of these, the launcher and missiles are going on a truck, and the vehicle is going to get a pair of surface to surface missiles. And finally, two of the three books I ordered, French secret projects, and Soviet wings.
Chris.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on January 08, 2019, 05:48:52 am

1 x Meng 1/35 Vending Machine and Dustbin Set (MENG-SPS018)


Odd coupling ? Cuts out the middle man ?  ;)


Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rheged on January 08, 2019, 08:17:36 am

1 x Meng 1/35 Vending Machine and Dustbin Set (MENG-SPS018)


Odd coupling ? Cuts out the middle man ?  ;)

I too was wondering about this item!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nils on January 08, 2019, 08:56:06 am
just arrived from aliexpress:

-various scales Israeli AF roundels
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on January 08, 2019, 05:47:15 pm
Quick trip to Hobby Lobby with 40% off coupon in hand resulted in my first armo(u)r purchase in many a year.  Walked out with a Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog for $10.  Looks like an easy enough kit.  It will be my first ever 1/35 vehicle. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rick Lowe on January 08, 2019, 11:23:57 pm
  a Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog for $10.  Looks like an easy enough kit.  It will be my first ever 1/35 vehicle.
Basic but ok - don't let it put you off 1/35 Armour... look on it as a cheap practice kit.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Thorvic on January 08, 2019, 11:55:48 pm
Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FGR2 - a token crab one to go with the all the Royal Navy FG1 boxing's I have  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: strobez on January 09, 2019, 01:19:56 am
Ok... I finally get on the board with a Heller 1/75 Niña kit! First ever ship (unless you count turning a Cutty Sark into an underwater flying submarine... which some of you might, actually).

This one falls into the “well, with a few adjustments it’ll look enough like a 1/72 scale Arabian Dhow for me” category.  I’ve got it ear-marked for a Tintin build, specifically the smuggling ship that rescues Tintin and Snowy off the Arabian coast in The Cigars of the Pharaoh.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on January 09, 2019, 02:25:44 am
...Heard y'all was in a heat wave down yonder?

I missed your question.  Sorry Brad C.
This is a big country and generally some part of it is too hot.  Down here in the bottom RH corner today was a very pleasant day in the low twenties Celsius.  It's going to be hot for the weekend and into the next week though - High 30's/low 40's forecast.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on January 09, 2019, 04:57:11 am
Okay so I spotted this on Ebay, posted it on one of the Found Whiffs threads and forgot about it, but then somebody else found it independently, and when I looked, it was still on ebay! How anyone can resist a four-engined 757 Space Shuttle is beyond me... Now of course, there are those who may argue that a 757 hasn't got four engines and isn't a Space Shuttle, but I would ask those nitpickers to direct their attention to the side of the box where it clearly states "MODEL OF THE REAL STYLE", and ask themselves: would a respectable Chinese company capable of this engineering marvel lie to you?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DweBOVpW0AAC0-b.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DweBQbLWwAAJXCX.jpg)

I have to report that assembly was easy but disappointingly quick, requiring no glue or fettling, and the paint and markings were pre-applied. Possibly the most difficult operation was fitting the batteries in the base, followed by the challenge of finding a suitably large area of smooth floor space for them to propel it around on. However, the flashing lights, police sirens and jaunty tune that it plays while doing this are more than ample reward, and are doubtless as authentic as the rest of this masterpiece. :thumbsup:

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Snowtrooper on January 09, 2019, 05:14:16 am
Well even from the photo it's evident that it's much more accurate than the average Kitech/Zhengdefu/Income/etc. kit ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 09, 2019, 05:33:54 am
Outstanding!  :thumbsup:

That's the Senior National Champion model for Telford's SMW 2019 right there!  ;D ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on January 09, 2019, 08:29:36 am
The Space Shuttle didn't have that many windows.  And the flashing red light was further back.  Poor job doing their research there. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on January 09, 2019, 09:32:27 am
Another book to the collection arrived today. Complete directory of military vehicles. Paper back and covers vehicles from ww2, up to modern day, and from all around the world. It has lots of stuff in it that doesn't usually get covered too.
Chris.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 09, 2019, 10:59:09 am
Okay so I spotted this on Ebay, posted it on one of the Found Whiffs threads and forgot about it, but then somebody else found it independently, and when I looked, it was still on ebay! How anyone can resist a four-engined 757 Space Shuttle is beyond me... Now of course, there are those who may argue that a 757 hasn't got four engines and isn't a Space Shuttle, but I would ask those nitpickers to direct their attention to the side of the box where it clearly states "MODEL OF THE REAL STYLE", and ask themselves: would a respectable Chinese company capable of this engineering marvel lie to you?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DweBOVpW0AAC0-b.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DweBQbLWwAAJXCX.jpg)

I have to report that assembly was easy but disappointingly quick, requiring no glue or fettling, and the paint and markings were pre-applied. Possibly the most difficult operation was fitting the batteries in the base, followed by the challenge of finding a suitably large area of smooth floor space for them to propel it around on. However, the flashing lights, police sirens and jaunty tune that it plays while doing this are more than ample reward, and are doubtless as authentic as the rest of this masterpiece. :thumbsup:


Guffaw!   ;D ;D ;D ;D


Best review I've ever read!!!!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on January 09, 2019, 12:39:42 pm
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Funny labelling aside, it's a nice caricature of a 747-400.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on January 10, 2019, 02:49:34 am
Any chance of a video of it in action?

Please and thank you.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on January 10, 2019, 06:27:04 am
Okay so I spotted this on Ebay, posted it on one of the Found Whiffs threads and forgot about it, but then somebody else found it independently, and when I looked, it was still on ebay! How anyone can resist a four-engined 757 Space Shuttle is beyond me... Now of course, there are those who may argue that a 757 hasn't got four engines and isn't a Space Shuttle, but I would ask those nitpickers to direct their attention to the side of the box where it clearly states "MODEL OF THE REAL STYLE", and ask themselves: would a respectable Chinese company capable of this engineering marvel lie to you?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DweBOVpW0AAC0-b.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DweBQbLWwAAJXCX.jpg)

I have to report that assembly was easy but disappointingly quick, requiring no glue or fettling, and the paint and markings were pre-applied. Possibly the most difficult operation was fitting the batteries in the base, followed by the challenge of finding a suitably large area of smooth floor space for them to propel it around on. However, the flashing lights, police sirens and jaunty tune that it plays while doing this are more than ample reward, and are doubtless as authentic as the rest of this masterpiece. :thumbsup:


Guffaw!   ;D ;D ;D ;D


Best review I've ever read!!!!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D Seconded! ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 10, 2019, 03:02:16 pm
A decent mix of stuff:

(https://i.imgur.com/6jim7SB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YvDR8PQ.jpg)
Going to turn this into a civilian Gunship. I'll mount some howitzers in it then it will be an avalanche mitigation airplane. 

(https://i.imgur.com/v59lfRJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/QNOULux.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/vTk1ftc.jpg)



Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 10, 2019, 03:46:25 pm
That LS BD-5 is a lovely little kit, or kits as there's two of them in the box. Emphasis on the 'little' too as they are TINY. Even better, you get a set of LONG wings with them too.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 10, 2019, 04:01:04 pm
I love them lil things. I have one other set of them(I just noticed they're two different boxings, nice! Didn't plan it that way but I'm glad) and I plan to get more any time I can find some within my margin. Some people ask the moon for them!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on January 10, 2019, 04:48:12 pm
[Roger Moore voice]"Chronic. Brad Chronic."[/Roger Moore voice]

(https://robbreportedit.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/007-rexfeatures_5886258cr.jpg?w=1000)

(https://i.imgur.com/6jim7SB.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 10, 2019, 05:00:31 pm
 ;D ;D ;D ;D


I'll be damned, that's a cool lil "Easter Egg" right there!   :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: strobez on January 10, 2019, 11:16:26 pm
Just got my hands on a Heller 1/72 L-749 Constellation. Given that I usually gravitate to 1/144 kits... this one looks like a monster!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rick Lowe on January 11, 2019, 12:51:26 am
Brad, the Iskra looks a cute lil thing, too.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 11, 2019, 02:31:23 am
From the 'Big H'...…


3 1/72 Airfix RAF Phantom FGR2. Looks a lovely kit and has even more weapons than the 'Senior Service' variant.

Also got some EB and resin as well.

(Edited so that it didnt read like the resin & etch were included in the kit  ;) G)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on January 11, 2019, 03:51:02 am
Any chance of a video of it in action?

Please and thank you.

Ask and ye shall receive: https://youtu.be/lZeI_UsyUeQ

You realise you've made me a Youtuber now, right? Couple of hundred videos of me sitting in my bedroom talking about my anxiety, introversion and geekiness incoming.... ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on January 11, 2019, 04:11:46 am
Any chance of a video of it in action?

Please and thank you.

Ask and ye shall receive: https://youtu.be/lZeI_UsyUeQ

You realise you've made me a Youtuber now, right? Couple of hundred videos of me sitting in my bedroom talking about my anxiety, introversion and geekiness incoming.... ;)

Fantastic.  Worth popping your U-Tube cherry for.
Thank you.
Now, how about some videos of you playing Kerbal with your talking head in the corner?  ;D



Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on January 11, 2019, 04:23:37 am
Any chance of a video of it in action?

Please and thank you.

Ask and ye shall receive: https://youtu.be/lZeI_UsyUeQ

You realise you've made me a Youtuber now, right? Couple of hundred videos of me sitting in my bedroom talking about my anxiety, introversion and geekiness incoming.... ;)

Fantastic.  Worth popping your U-Tube cherry for.
Thank you.
Now, how about some videos of you playing Kerbal with your talking head in the corner?  ;D

Regrettably, since my PC has slightly less computing power than the real Apollo guidance computer, it hasn't been able to even run KSP stably, let alone run it while recording both the game and my ugly mug, since the days when Jebediah Kermin still believed Werner Von Kermin's promises... :angry:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on January 11, 2019, 05:59:06 am
Brad, the Iskra looks a cute lil thing, too.  :thumbsup:

I only read a review of that kit this morning and it was very favourable  :thumbsup:

Meanwhile I received a small package from our own Chris Hall this morning which contained rather a lot of mainly WWII style bombs from various nationalities, including some nice early War shapes which I was particularly after.

Thanks Chris  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on January 11, 2019, 07:17:16 am
Brad, the Iskra looks a cute lil thing, too.  :thumbsup:

I only read a review of that kit this morning and it was very favourable  :thumbsup:

Meanwhile I received a small package from our own Chris Hall this morning which contained rather a lot of mainly WWII style bombs from various nationalities, including some nice early War shapes which I was particularly after.

Thanks Chris  :thumbsup:
Glad they are of use to you Chris, and you are very welcome :thumbsup:
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 11, 2019, 08:14:42 am
Brad, the Iskra looks a cute lil thing, too.  :thumbsup:

Yeah.. it looks really good! I'd been waiting on one of these to appear for a decent price and this one showed up. It was cheaper than the run of the mill version. This one comes with a slew of decal options, PE, resin parts and all that good stuff. I have to admit the box art drew me in, too. Is this the computer-ey stuff? Looks like it to me. CGI? If so, it's some of the better CGI and the nice colors and how cool the plane looks...   caught my eye. I think it's a very cool looking jet, even if it ain't got much "teeth."

Oh and a quick glance at the innards had them looking very nice, as well.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 11, 2019, 08:17:57 am
Just got my hands on a Heller 1/72 L-749 Constellation. Given that I usually gravitate to 1/144 kits... this one looks like a monster!
Dude it's Monster-ish, isn't it? I have the USN boxing with the radar hump on the top. I used to sit it up on the cupboard as decoration but I knocked it over once and twice and that was the end of that. Too damn big to put anywhere else so off into "cold storage" she went. (under the bed)   ;D


You going to build that one any time soon? I'd love to follow allong that.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 11, 2019, 08:22:49 am
Any chance of a video of it in action?

Please and thank you.

Ask and ye shall receive: https://youtu.be/lZeI_UsyUeQ

You realise you've made me a Youtuber now, right? Couple of hundred videos of me sitting in my bedroom talking about my anxiety, introversion and geekiness incoming.... ;)

Fantastic.  Worth popping your U-Tube cherry for.
Thank you.
Now, how about some videos of you playing Kerbal with your talking head in the corner?  ;D



 ;D ;D ;D   That would be awesome.  ;D   


I used to watch Robbaz when he played it. I'd love to get the game myself but if I did, I may as well huck all my models into the dumpster.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on January 11, 2019, 09:30:27 am
Received from the big yellow H today

2 x 1/72 Airfix FGR.2 Phantoms which cost me only £4.18 in total, I have another on back order so should receive another one soon.

The cost was greatly reduced by a voucher from the other half for Christmas  ;D

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Riksbar on January 12, 2019, 07:25:03 am
Scouring my local Home Bargains (UK Only) for 1kg of winegums for £1.99 when I came across 1:48 Revell F-105D T-Stick II Thuds for £4.99 each.  I couldn't resist :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nils on January 12, 2019, 08:16:07 am
just got back from my first trip, north of the border, to Holland this year  :thumbsup:
got some new stash additions.

-Dragon 1/72 Modern Soviet Aircraft Weapons (Set 3: Rockets & Bombs, gift from the wife  ;D)
-Italeri 1/72 MH-6A Cayuse
-Revell 1/72 Haunebu II (finally)
-Revell 1/144 F-14D Super Tomcat (gift from the wife  ;D)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on January 12, 2019, 08:20:16 am
From a clearance sale at Squadron, 1/48 HB Hawk T.67...

Likely to be built as on of the 18 built for Iraq in the late 80s, but then left undelivered following the 1990 invasion of Kuwait.  After sitting in limbo for a year they were diverted to the RAF to form two RAuxAF squadrons. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on January 12, 2019, 09:43:01 am
From a clearance sale at Squadron, 1/48 HB Hawk T.67...

Likely to be built as on of the 18 built for Iraq in the late 80s, but then left undelivered following the 1990 invasion of Kuwait.  After sitting in limbo for a year they were diverted to the RAF to form two RAuxAF squadrons.

Is that a "Mk.67/T-59" AD ?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Tophe on January 12, 2019, 09:53:32 am
My father sent me money unexpectedly for the new year, in case this is his last year (or mine) :-\
I ordered at Unicraft the Kogiken III twin-fuselage and the Mitsubishi Zero twin-boomer (radial Fokker D-XXIII), then a 1/144 F-16 to complete (I will turn it into a tail-sitter), and there was still a little money remaining: a Zwezda Ju-87 1/144. Thanks Daddy! ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on January 12, 2019, 09:56:08 am
My father sent me money unexpectedly for the new year, in case this is his last year (or mine) :-\
I ordered at Unicraft the Kogiken III twin-fuselage and the Mitsubishi Zero twin-boomer (radial Fokker D-XXIII), then a 1/144 F-16 to complete (I will turn it into a tail-sitter), and there was still a little money remaining: a Zwezda Ju-87 1/144. Thanks Daddy! ;D
Tophe,
I'll take the F-16's weapons off your hands, lol
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Tophe on January 12, 2019, 10:07:35 am
Yes, mine will be civilian, I will send you the weapons, bad for my (naive) taste. :-\ ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Chris Payne on January 12, 2019, 10:08:35 am
Picked up my pre-order from Halifax Modellers World today.

A full box of 12x Airfix 1/72 Phantom FGR.2's.

(https://i.postimg.cc/WbxKCVMd/Tooms.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

And dug out my decals to go with them.

(https://i.postimg.cc/dthp53TM/Toom_decals.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on January 12, 2019, 10:18:12 am
Yes, mine will be civilian, I will send you the weapons, bad for my (naive) taste. :-\ ;)
Tophe, my friend, you're far from naive. Everyone has their opinions and they are entitled to them. Your preference for unweaponized aircraft is commendable considering the sheer volume of war machine models available. I have sincere respect for you.

Thanks for the 1/144 scale weapons, my friend, they'll be put to use.

By the by, does anyone make Osean Federation Decals in 1/144?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 12, 2019, 10:24:16 am
From Parabellum in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter....

1/72 Sword RF-84F Thunderflash
1/72 Sword Lightning T4/T5
1/72 A&A Models Mirage IVA
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on January 13, 2019, 04:07:37 am
Picked up my pre-order from Halifax Modellers World today.

A full box of 12x Airfix 1/72 Phantom FGR.2's.


Only one Chris ?  :angel:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on January 13, 2019, 06:13:47 am
Picked up my pre-order from Halifax Modellers World today.

A full box of 12x Airfix 1/72 Phantom FGR.2's.


So what are you populating 43, 74 and 111 squadrons with and are 1435 Flight and the OCU included as well, not to mention the various test establishments?

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 13, 2019, 07:01:08 am
(https://i.imgur.com/iqKhtdP.jpg)

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Chris Payne on January 13, 2019, 08:42:04 am
Picked up my pre-order from Halifax Modellers World today.

A full box of 12x Airfix 1/72 Phantom FGR.2's.


So what are you populating 43, 74 and 111 squadrons with and are 1435 Flight and the OCU included as well, not to mention the various test establishments?

Gondor

I still have 5x FG.1 kits as well as a number of Fujimi British Phantoms. As for the 74 Squadron F-4J(UK), I built that one a few years ago. I may even need to purchase a few moore FGR-2's at a later date.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on January 13, 2019, 09:30:40 am
Picked up my pre-order from Halifax Modellers World today.

A full box of 12x Airfix 1/72 Phantom FGR.2's.


So what are you populating 43, 74 and 111 squadrons with and are 1435 Flight and the OCU included as well, not to mention the various test establishments?

Gondor

I still have 5x FG.1 kits as well as a number of Fujimi British Phantoms. As for the 74 Squadron F-4J(UK), I built that one a few years ago. I may even need to purchase a few moore FGR-2's at a later date.

Actually Chris, 43, 74 and 111 operated FGR.2's et the end of their eperating history with the Phantom so you could confuse some people by having FGR.2's in those squadrons as well.

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on January 13, 2019, 11:44:29 pm
I couldn't resist this.

From Metro Hobbies, Bandai 1/72 Star Wars B Wing Fighter.

(https://shop.r10s.jp/kenbill/cabinet/hob/6/4549660304562.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on January 16, 2019, 12:40:25 am
From our very own Mr Gondor, six firestreak missiles for an imminent RAF interceptor build.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 16, 2019, 04:16:22 am
Ordered various Beaufighter conversion parts from Alleycat, but only god knows when they'll arrive...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 16, 2019, 07:25:55 am
(https://i.imgur.com/qb7d7W7.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on January 16, 2019, 07:29:13 am
Diff'rent! :mellow: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 16, 2019, 07:41:49 am
Diff'rent! :mellow: :thumbsup:

Ain't it such a cute little airplane!  :wub: :wub: :wub:    First glance at the plastic looks very nice, as well.

It's so tiny....
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Mossie on January 16, 2019, 07:45:39 am
1/72 A&A Models Mirage IVA

I hadn't realised that a new Mirage IV existed Trevor, what's it like?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on January 16, 2019, 02:06:40 pm
Arrived today, Modelcollect MAZ 7911 heavy truck, it was a tenner less than anywhere else, so thought, yep you'll do. I am going to put the sam 6 missiles on the back of it, the flat bed looks big enough.
Also a new cutting mat as my current one is covered in paint
Chris.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on January 16, 2019, 08:16:55 pm
Some decals from Two Roberts today...Three F-18 sheets, including two from US Centennial of Naval Aviation with some nice sorta whiffy blue F-18s and a nice China Lake A-4E with lots of orange.  Also a F-5E Aggressor sheet. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on January 17, 2019, 01:27:15 am
Ordered from BNA Models, Melbourne:

1 x Trumpeter 1/35 M1132 Engineer Squad Vehicle w/SMP-Surface Mine Plow/AMP (TR 01575)
1 x AFV Club 1/35 M1130 Stryker Command Vehicle / Tactical Air Control Party (AFV-AF35130)
1 x HobbyBoss 1/35 RSOV with MG (Ranger Special Operations Vehicle) (HB 82450)
1 x Trumpeter 1/350 USS Wasp LHD-1 Amphibious Assault Ship (TR 05611)
1 x Eduard Colour Photoetch for 1/48 Grumman F9F-2 Panther Interior for Trumpeter kit (ED FE378)

I really hope SWMBO doesn't find out about this one! :blink:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on January 17, 2019, 02:18:03 am
1/72 A&A Models Mirage IVA

I hadn't realised that a new Mirage IV existed Trevor, what's it like?

I've got one.  Looks good in the box.

Over the last few days I have received;

From www.clearlyscale.com in Canadia;
1/25 Ford DOHC 351ci V8 with Monstercharger.
3 x 1/25 ZF Transaxles.
These are an unusual pale green resin and are superbly cast.  I have other engine kits from them but have yet to assemble one.  However, if they go together as well as they look then they will be fantastic.

From BNA Modelworld;
2 different sizes of 1/35 bow shackles (not different enough to be honest - but they will suffice).
1 tin Humbrol enamel 133 (my goto for basic rust).

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Chaos on January 17, 2019, 06:43:05 am
New at my stash.
(https://s15.directupload.net/images/190117/tl23ns95.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s15.directupload.net/images/190117/h3ffi6ud.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s15.directupload.net/images/190117/zbaictc6.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s15.directupload.net/images/190117/o7jibc9f.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s15.directupload.net/images/190117/3bxevlfi.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s15.directupload.net/images/190117/6vd3znfp.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s15.directupload.net/images/190117/tl938xtl.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 17, 2019, 09:29:09 am

From www.clearlyscale.com in Canadia;


Cor, some cracking stuff on that site Fred, thanks for posting the link.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 17, 2019, 02:27:01 pm
Saw a conversion set (B727) on eBay for $2. TWO DOLLARS. I had to have it....   Shipping was only $6. When the stuff arrived, it turned out there are TWO sets! The sheets were sandwiched together.. So for $8 grand total I have this:

(https://i.imgur.com/YKwEjAs.jpg)

It even came with a nice thick sheet of styrene. I can use it to make bulkheads and what not. These were made by Griffin. I had never heard of them. I have no idea how accurate these are, etc, but for four stinkin' dollars a piece I'm happy to roll the dice.

As luck would have it, I turned around after buying these and found ANOTHER, this time by ATP. A little more expensive but still what I thought was a good deal at a little under $13 after shipping.

(https://i.imgur.com/nyQynzH.jpg)

ATP. Definitely know them! Quality stuff. I don't know anything about this conversion fuselage though, but I imagine it's "better" than stuff in main stream OOB kits (otherwise what would be the point...) .

On that note, if anyone knows literally anything at all about both the ATP and Griffin sets then regale me, please.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 17, 2019, 04:15:36 pm

On that note, if anyone knows literally anything at all about both the ATP and Griffin sets then regale me, please.

Seeing as how you ask so nicely......... ;D

Originally both Airfix and Revell put out their 727-100 kits, both of which were pretty good, the Airfix one being slightly
more finer detailed to my mind. But many of the airlines were flying the longer -200s by then and so Griffin released their conversion fuselage for either of the two -100 kits. It's very good indeed, and fits either of the -100 kits nicely.

Griffin didn't last very long for some reason and the conversion vanished from the shelves, so ATP did one instead. (Rumour had it that the ATP version was moulded from a mould taken from a Griffin one, but who's to say is that's correct? The Griffin ones always seemed a bit crisper, so it could be right.)

Later still Airfix re-cut their -100 moulds to make the -200 so conversions weren't needed any more.

Of course that meant the only -100 in town was the Revell one, and they've been OOP for ages, so oddly what we now need is a -100 conversion! It's not just a case of sawing down a -200, the doors & windows are in different places and the #2 engine intake is a different shape too.

Good haul there BTW.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 17, 2019, 04:50:49 pm
Thank you!! Happy to have the intel.  :lol: 

Looking at them, they don't look very similar and indeed the detail on the Griffin is much more crisp whereas a lot of it isn't on the ATP one at all. The nose shapes seem a bit different as well. None of this necessarily means that they were from different original moulds, though, - just an observation. Some of the detail on the Griffin stuff is over done for the scale so that could be why it was omitted later on when(if) ATP got the molds. More observation. So... yeah... I can't tell, either, if they were or weren't from different moulds even holding them in my hands.  ;D

Here's where I can help, however.... Revell put their 727-100 back out again in 2016 and they can be had pretty readily still!

(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/5/4/8/974548-15610-77-720.jpg)

I've been wanting to pick up one of these boxings for some time now to check it out.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on January 17, 2019, 10:16:08 pm
As I love all things Boeing, I'll have to pick one up myself, when I can afford to...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 18, 2019, 11:03:17 am
AFAIK Revell in Europe don't sell the 727-100 kit, but then they're in deep with Airbus so that may be part of the contract.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on January 18, 2019, 11:49:01 am
AFAIK Revell in Europe don't sell the 727-100 kit, but then they're in deep with Airbus so that may be part of the contract.

In the current catalog, along with their other Boeing aircraft.

https://www.revell.de/en/products/modelmaking/planes/civil-aircraft/boeing-727-100-germania.html
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 18, 2019, 01:01:27 pm
I'll believe it when I see one in the shops..........

Mind you, most LHSs tend to ignore the airliner market unless it's first release of a new Revell Airbus kit.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 18, 2019, 03:02:28 pm
Some stuff. An assortment of plastic styrene sheets. Been considering gettings some for a long while now and I'm tired of using random crap sitting around the house.  ;D  I've made it work so far, but having this instead should make future ventures easier. I also picked up some metal gear for my 1/72 Boeing 707.

(https://i.imgur.com/W4F4P8x.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on January 19, 2019, 01:37:44 am
I used the Hannants voucher I got for Christmas and the box arrived yesterday afternoon  :thumbsup:

All Airfix -

1/72 Me 262B - the two seater
1/72 Mitchell Mk II - RAF boxing
1/48 Hawker Hunter Mk 6
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 19, 2019, 03:17:57 am

1/48 Hawker Hunter Mk 6


1/48???

Are you sure you're feeling alright Chris?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: AS.12 on January 19, 2019, 04:31:56 am
I used the Hannants voucher I got for Christmas

 :o IS A THING?

I got Argos and Decathlon vouchers :(
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on January 19, 2019, 10:25:06 am
Arrived today from the big yellow H

1 x 1/72 Airfix Phantom FGR.2 to go along with the two I got with a Hannants voucher so I can make one in each basic scheme

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 19, 2019, 11:39:05 am
Rel. cheap ev!lbay wins: a Hasegawa 1:72 Fw 190 A-5 w/o box and a Heller 1:72 Mirage III/V + Rafale combo, the latter for just EUR 5,-. Hard to say no to that...

Also ordered an F-5 decal set directly from Leading Edge.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on January 20, 2019, 02:14:08 am

1/48 Hawker Hunter Mk 6


1/48???

Are you sure you're feeling alright Chris?

Be carefull Chris.  It's easy to get drawn in to the Dark Side...

 :dalek:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on January 20, 2019, 05:00:04 am

1/48 Hawker Hunter Mk 6


1/48???

Are you sure you're feeling alright Chris?

I think so Kit. Mind you it's going to be real world as well  ;)

I've got a few 1/48 scale kits actually and a solitary 1/32 one. The 1/32 scale one is so good I'm tempted by another  :angel:

I used the Hannants voucher I got for Christmas

 :o IS A THING?

I got Argos and Decathlon vouchers :(

More a credit note than a standard voucher. Nearly all retailers will issue a credit note as a "voucher" if you ask them and I just made sure that the young lady in question was aware of the availability and process  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on January 20, 2019, 06:49:41 am
Two 1/72 Italeri Bell 206's are now on their way to me. They're the LAPD boxing but once I get them they will be RCAF/CAF. I've got two neat decal sheets for them, one has Canada Geese flying down each side on a pale blue background, and the other is a WWII commemorative scheme. Looking at the decals there's a Wellington depicted in one of the emblems. In Canadian service they're designated either CH-136 or CH-139.

Thanks to Geoff for pointing me in their direction, my searches didn't come up with anything except OH-58's.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Thorvic on January 20, 2019, 10:03:52 am
Two 1/72 Italeri Bell 206's are now on their way to me. They're the LAPD boxing but once I get them they will be RCAF/CAF. I've got two neat decal sheets for them, one has Canada Geese flying down each side on a pale blue background, and the other is a WWII commemorative scheme. Looking at the decals there's a Wellington depicted in one of the emblems. In Canadian service they're designated either CH-136 or CH-139.

Thanks to Geoff for pointing me in their direction, my searches didn't come up with anything except OH-58's.


Surprised it never really popped up over there especially with its LAPD scheme.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Thorvic on January 20, 2019, 10:08:24 am
From the Bolton show today

Airfix 1/72 RAF Mitchell
Airfix 1/72 RAF Phantom FGR2
Airfix 1/72 RN Phantom FG1
Stirling models 1/700 HMS Alliance 1966 water line sub
Stirling models 1/700 HMS Porpoise water line sub


Also got the seam scraper and some Tamiya glues

Great show, great company, nice start to the show season, a bit cold as they had door propped open
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 20, 2019, 12:09:58 pm
Also from the Bolton Show today.....

1/72 AZ Models Douglas X-3 'Stiletto in service'
1/72 Heller E-3A/C Sentry
1/72 Esci/ERTL Tu-22 Blinder

Some paint and a Combat Conversions Ruston winch and targets.

Very good show indeed but COLD!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on January 20, 2019, 12:51:45 pm
Yer all NESH!!!!

From the bracingly not warm Bolton Show today:

Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FGR.2
Airfix 1/72nd Canberra B(I).8
Valom 1/72nd RF-101A Voodoo - USAF markings
Valom 1/72nd RF-101A Voodoo - Taiwan AF markings
Revell 1/72nd Shackleton MR.3 (the old one)
Revell 1/72nd OH-58D Kiowa
Revell 1/76th M7 Priest
Pack of Hannants razor saws
Bottle of CA accelerator

Most of these were bargains, but the outstanding ones were the Voodoos: 2nd hand but perfect for £10 each. These kits currently retail for more than three times that on Hannants and there were traders selling them for £25 at the show. Although they're RF boxings, the sprues have the radar nose and separate cannon muzzles on them too.... :wub:



Weaver - in a T-shirt all day... ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Chris Payne on January 20, 2019, 01:28:18 pm
Only bought one kit at the Bolton show today. More of a stash reduction to be honest though as I sold 9 kits from the stash.

(https://i.postimg.cc/FzG08vgW/51039912-2000720216673265-103864777507340288-o.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 20, 2019, 02:56:25 pm
From Bolton:

Magna Vickers Valetta
Heller Spitfire LFXVIe x 2
Ventura Spitfire PRXI
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on January 20, 2019, 07:31:37 pm
Only bought one kit at the Bolton show today. More of a stash reduction to be honest though as I sold 9 kits from the stash.

One of them was the Canberra I bought wasn't it?  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on January 20, 2019, 09:18:11 pm
Just won, again, in a Facebook auction group, teaming up and splitting with another member.

Dragon 1/144 F/A-18A Hornet
Dragon 1/144 Chinese Su-27
Dragon 1/144 Su-22M-4 Fitter K
Arii 1/144 P-63 King Cobra
Academy 1/144 Supermarine Spitfire
Revell 1/144 MiG-29 Fulcrum
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Martin H on January 20, 2019, 10:47:33 pm
My Bolton additions.

1 Airfix Phantom FG-1.
2 Airfix Phantom FGR-2.
1 Airfix Seaking HAR-3.
1 Italeri YF-12.

The tooms were added as they were well under the normal retail price.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on January 21, 2019, 05:24:25 am
1 x Trumpeter 1/350 USS Wasp LHD-1 Amphibious Assault Ship (TR 05611)


Man, the box for this is BIG! :o

Not as long as Intrepid's box (close, though) but just as wide & almost twice as deep. :blink:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on January 21, 2019, 06:19:06 am

Stirling models 1/700 HMS Alliance 1966 water line sub
Stirling models 1/700 HMS Porpoise water line sub



Waterline subs ? That's interesting, do they come with a base or do you need to provide your own ? (I did have a look on line but couldn't find them using Google.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 21, 2019, 04:47:05 pm
Me and Milady went on a week long holiday trip. First we went to the north of Portugal, Porto, or Oporto as it's called in English, i believe. There i visited one of the oldest toy stores in Portugal, open for business for more than a century...  :o Had to buy something so i brought the Monogram 1/48 F-5F in a Revell box.
Then we flew to Malta and there we visited the Malta aviation museum where i bought a 1/72 Red Arrows Hawk so i can say it was a good trip...  ;D :mellow:

(https://i.imgur.com/Kg4EZNL.jpg)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 21, 2019, 05:03:04 pm
Yay for F5!!   :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 21, 2019, 06:33:22 pm
Yay for F5!!   :wub:

Oh yeah, brotha, i love these skinny little things. ;D :thumbsup:
It's an older kit like the 1/48 Italeri Kfir i bought past December but it was 24€ and besides being an old kit, it's got a very cool decal sheet and from what i've read in reviews of the kit, it was considered the best F-5F in any scale up to 2010.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on January 22, 2019, 12:36:24 am
I finally received this from the postie...
(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/0/7/5/101075-10189-pristine.jpg)
...after three crossings of The Nullarbor* thanks to a misprinted label.



*Australian for "no wuckin' trees mate" - a big straight place between Western Australia and the rest of the world.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on January 22, 2019, 06:34:14 am
Me and Milady went on a week long holiday trip. First we went to the north of Portugal, Porto, or Oporto as it's called in English,

Some of us older members might recognise it as Oporto, but I think it's been known as Porto in the UK for many a year now. Lovely part of the world  :thumbsup:

Glad you had a good trip  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 22, 2019, 07:49:34 am
I finally received this from the postie...
(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/0/7/5/101075-10189-pristine.jpg)
...after three crossings of The Nullarbor* thanks to a misprinted label.



*Australian for "no wuckin' trees mate" - a big straight place between Western Australia and the rest of the world.


Badass!     
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rheged on January 22, 2019, 07:56:49 am
I finally received this from the postie...

...after three crossings of The Nullarbor* thanks to a misprinted label.



*Australian for "no wuckin' trees mate" - a big straight place between Western Australia and the rest of the world.

I  calculate that as 900 or so miles.  NULL  ARBOR, as the Romans would say, is indeed no trees but (as the Romans didn't say) is a 300 mile dead straight railway line.  I'm sure there is some Whiffery potential here.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 22, 2019, 07:58:51 am
I'm going to try to have to find cab ride video of that.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on January 22, 2019, 01:57:29 pm
Totally forgot to mention that I got a bag of goodies from Narses, in the shape of some modern aircraft ordnance, which had some very nice and useable anti ship missiles  :thumbsup:
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 22, 2019, 06:42:36 pm
Me and Milady went on a week long holiday trip. First we went to the north of Portugal, Porto, or Oporto as it's called in English,

Some of us older members might recognise it as Oporto, but I think it's been known as Porto in the UK for many a year now. Lovely part of the world  :thumbsup:

Glad you had a good trip  :thumbsup:

Thanks, mate!! It was a good week, lots of fun indeed. :thumbsup:
I've seen it written as Oporto a few times before, mostly on stuff related to the region's wine so i'm used to both. :thumbsup:
The city was a bit shady a few years ago because of the drug related crimes that plagued the downtown area near the Douro river but, it's been cleaned up and most of the old buildings that were almost in ruins, have been refurbished or rebuilt. Almost all of the addicts that ruined the area were put in prison or rehab centers and now, it's an almost 100% crime free city has there are more police officers patrolling the streets keeping citizens and tourists safe.

Delivered today, another Hasegawa 1/72 F-16I SUFA, bought to use as parts donor for the Lonestar resin parts F-16XL twin seat conversion set.

(https://i.imgur.com/aeHOCps.jpg)

The F-16XL conversion sets are made to use with Hasegawa's F-16 kits so i'll need the canopy, landing gear bay doors, air intake and a bunch of other small bits to complete it.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on January 23, 2019, 02:29:20 am
I finally received this from the postie...

...after three crossings of The Nullarbor* thanks to a misprinted label.



*Australian for "no wuckin' trees mate" - a big straight place between Western Australia and the rest of the world.

I  calculate that as 900 or so miles.  NULL  ARBOR, as the Romans would say, is indeed no trees but (as the Romans didn't say) is a 300 mile dead straight railway line.  I'm sure there is some Whiffery potential here.

I've driven across it.  It has a 90 mile straight.  Every roadhouse has what they claim is part of Skylab on the roof.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 23, 2019, 04:25:24 am
PE detail set for the gargantuan-ish 1/72 RAAF B707.  Howitzers also arrived for the civil gunship. They look miles better than the photos of them. Kind of the reverse of fast food!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on January 23, 2019, 04:34:53 am
I finally received this from the postie...

...after three crossings of The Nullarbor* thanks to a misprinted label.



*Australian for "no wuckin' trees mate" - a big straight place between Western Australia and the rest of the world.

I  calculate that as 900 or so miles.  NULL  ARBOR, as the Romans would say, is indeed no trees but (as the Romans didn't say) is a 300 mile dead straight railway line.  I'm sure there is some Whiffery potential here.

A 300 mile long dead-straight railway line? Sounds like the perfect launch site for a bigger version of this:

(https://habrastorage.org/webt/59/f1/42/59f1423f907ca767398925.jpeg)

(Junkers RT8-1-01 Raumtransporter space shuttle proposal, if you're interested)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on January 23, 2019, 04:47:23 am
From the Big H:

Revell 1/76th Morris truck, Jeep and 17pdr AT gun (thanks to Thorvic for pointing me at this: been looking for one for ages  :thumbsup: )
Eduard Brassin 1/72nd 4 x R-60/AA-8 Aphid AAM - to refresh my Su-15 aggressor
Quickboost 1/72nd Hawker Hunter recce nose
4 x CMK 1/72nd AS-12 missiles
Transport wings 1/72nd Shackleton MR.3 Phase 3 outer engine pods with Viper booster engines
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Chaos on January 23, 2019, 06:43:20 am
New at my Stash.
(https://s15.directupload.net/images/190123/2d5j9doo.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s15.directupload.net/images/190123/2b5l4unw.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s15.directupload.net/images/190123/6sxn6rbq.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s15.directupload.net/images/190123/6ddfyetk.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Chaos on January 23, 2019, 06:43:38 am
(https://s15.directupload.net/images/190123/jh2pqcxw.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s15.directupload.net/images/190123/63qmw83z.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s15.directupload.net/images/190123/f8opu3cd.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s15.directupload.net/images/190123/bvk6pd4v.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s15.directupload.net/images/190123/3sphec94.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s15.directupload.net/images/190123/szeueelm.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 23, 2019, 09:50:59 am
I always get the impression that Herr Chaos does a weekly round of the Berlin model shops and denudes them of anything vaguely 'non standard'.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 23, 2019, 10:05:36 am
One day he's going to surprise everyone one by opening up a shop.  :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Chaos on January 23, 2019, 12:33:26 pm
Lol guys the thinks are from onlineshops,  modeling Shops in Berlin dont have this in her Stash.
The Ju 87 asecories are from Hannants.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 23, 2019, 01:19:31 pm
When I lived there, there was quite a good model shop in Tempelhofer Damm, just south of the airfield.

Is it still there?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 23, 2019, 07:22:51 pm
Not a model for the stash but it was bought with modelling in mind, a rotary tool with the bits to go on it. Bought at the local Lidl store for 25€, i hope it lasts long enough to be worth the money. Will be very useful for plastic surgery...  ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/jRV4shA.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on January 23, 2019, 10:57:43 pm
Not a model for the stash but it was bought with modelling in mind, a rotary tool with the bits to go on it. Bought at the local Lidl store for 25€, i hope it lasts long enough to be worth the money. Will be very useful for plastic surgery...  ;D


The key thing with cheap rotary tools for plastic modelling is not how fast they can go, but how SLOW they can go: it's far too easy to end up melting plastic rather than drilling it. What makes Dremels and the like expensive isn't the motor, it's the speed-controller.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on January 24, 2019, 01:37:35 am
Not a model for the stash but it was bought with modelling in mind, a rotary tool with the bits to go on it. Bought at the local Lidl store for 25€, i hope it lasts long enough to be worth the money. Will be very useful for plastic surgery...  ;D


The key thing with cheap rotary tools for plastic modelling is not how fast they can go, but how SLOW they can go: it's far too easy to end up melting plastic rather than drilling it. What makes Dremels and the like expensive isn't the motor, it's the speed-controller.

If you can find one, get yourself one of the flexible drives.  Trying to do delicate work holding the tool like a pen isn't made any easier by the gyroscopic effect of the spinning motor inside the handle.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on January 24, 2019, 03:25:09 am
I have one of those multi tools, the battery let's it down, and the motor stalls very easily, not used it on any models as yet, but  the lack of power made me shove it on the naughty shelf
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on January 24, 2019, 05:34:09 am
From that thar Bay of Evil:

Yeoman 1/72nd McDonnell F-101 Voodoo decal sheet covering USAF & Canadian options

It's 2nd hand and cheap so I took a chance on it, but it's yellowed and I'm not sure how usable it is, to be honest... :-\
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on January 24, 2019, 05:53:37 am


It's 2nd hand and cheap so I took a chance on it, but it's yellowed and I'm not sure how usable it is, to be honest... :-\

Sellotaping it to a window should fix the yellowing.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on January 24, 2019, 10:20:46 am


It's 2nd hand and cheap so I took a chance on it, but it's yellowed and I'm not sure how usable it is, to be honest... :-\

Sellotaping it to a window should fix the yellowing.

That worked for the decals for My Leander class ship HMS Hero which I should get around to finishing some time  :banghead:

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 24, 2019, 12:44:08 pm
Not a model for the stash but it was bought with modelling in mind, a rotary tool with the bits to go on it. Bought at the local Lidl store for 25€, i hope it lasts long enough to be worth the money. Will be very useful for plastic surgery...  ;D


The key thing with cheap rotary tools for plastic modelling is not how fast they can go, but how SLOW they can go: it's far too easy to end up melting plastic rather than drilling it. What makes Dremels and the like expensive isn't the motor, it's the speed-controller.

If you can find one, get yourself one of the flexible drives.  Trying to do delicate work holding the tool like a pen isn't made any easier by the gyroscopic effect of the spinning motor inside the handle.

I have one of those multi tools, the battery let's it down, and the motor stalls very easily, not used it on any models as yet, but  the lack of power made me shove it on the naughty shelf
Chris

Thanks for the advice and knowledge, guys. :thumbsup:
It has a 3 year warranty, has a very good range with the speed regulator and it seems to be good enough for what i want it for. It's not for everyday, hard work, it will only be used occasionally so for 25€, i think it was good investment. To work on low melting point materials, it works on the 1 to 3 speed modes but it can cut steel so it's strong enough. Should last me quite a while.
Don't know about the battery's duration but it should hold enough for the stuff i'm going to use it on.
Now, the flexible drive seems like a very good tool, i'll have to buy one. Just watched a review of the tool on youtube and it's compatible with Dremel accessories so it shouldn't be too hard to find one. :thumbsup:

Anyone interested in the review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOrS9WPUt6Q&t=3s
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on January 24, 2019, 02:32:49 pm
From nice Mr Hannant’s Plastic Purveyors, Airfix 1/48 Hunter. Can’t wait to build this one.  It looks great!
From Creepy Mr Bezos, Airfix 1/48 Sea Hurricane.  Also looks great!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on January 24, 2019, 07:38:29 pm
Also from Hannant's, some decals:

Xtradecal 1/48 Lightning F.6
Xtradecal 1/48 UK Black letters, titles, command decals
Xtradecal 1/48 RAF D Roundels, Fin Flashes, Low Viz Roundels
Baremetal 1/48 USAF Insignia

All on clearance!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 24, 2019, 08:17:59 pm
Nice haul, man!! Love that clearance action. Saving money is a hobby just like building models.  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on January 24, 2019, 09:11:45 pm
Yeah, totally agree.  Nothing like finding cool decals with lots of Whiffery potential for $3 instead of $12!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 25, 2019, 12:11:33 am
For future photography: two Hasegawa sets with USAF aircraft mechanics and the weapon loading set. Also won a cheap 1:72 F-18 USN low-viz decal sheet at ev!lbay.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on January 25, 2019, 12:20:35 am
...From Creepy Mr Bezos...

Have you been watching South Park by Any chance?   ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 25, 2019, 06:49:45 am
arrived this morning from the 'Big H'

1/72 Piper PA-47 [2nd one, USAF finish I think]

Some aftermarket bits for the Esci Tu-22 I bought on sunday last [resin wheels and exhausts, and a WM undercart]

Decals inc the Xtradecal sheet for AW-101 operators.... lots of whiff potential, some UK blue and red roundels and a sheet of dayglo orange markings for the Meteor.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 25, 2019, 08:00:29 am
Another unexpected ev!ilbay win: an 1:72 Monogram Curtiss Goshawk F2C-2 for just EUR 1,-.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on January 25, 2019, 08:35:45 am
Another unexpected ev!ilbay win: an 1:72 Monogram Curtiss Goshawk F2C-2 for just EUR 1,-.
Thomas, I think you mean "F11C-2"?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on January 25, 2019, 10:17:00 am
Nice little haul arrived today, with one big issue. 

eBay lot of:
1/48 Monogram AV-8A Harrier
1/48 Monogram AV-8B Harrier
1/72 Monogram F-4C Phantom

Another from eBay:
1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.Vb Tropical

From TwoBobs:
1/48 Commemorative T-45 Goshawk

The TwoBobs purchase came with some free missile decals which is nice, however the Kit box was crammed into a shipping box almost 3/4 inch smaller than the kit box, meaning the kit box is basically destroyed.  Having some issues uploading pics but I'll post one later to show the condition it arrived in.  VERY disappointing. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 25, 2019, 10:21:36 am
I had that happen once with a "free shipping" buy. I wasn't impressed, but then again I saved some money so I didn't raise a fuss.

I saw on FB the other day, however, where a feller bought a nice, expensive kit (armor if memory serves) and when it was shipped, they put the shipping label right on top of the box lid itself and send it through the mail. The box was squished and a bit haggard and of course the label is right in the middle of the box top, and you can't get them things off without them leaving all kinds of crap.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on January 25, 2019, 10:41:54 am
I had that happen once with a "free shipping" buy. I wasn't impressed, but then again I saved some money so I didn't raise a fuss.

I saw on FB the other day, however, where a feller bought a nice, expensive kit (armor if memory serves) and when it was shipped, they put the shipping label right on top of the box lid itself and send it through the mail. The box was squished and a bit haggard and of course the label is right in the middle of the box top, and you can't get them things off without them leaving all kinds of crap.

I had the exact same thing with an Airfix Hurricane yesterday from Amazon.  Shipping label directly on the kit box.  I hope this is not a trend starting. 

Here is the TwoBobs packaging.  I've emailed them with the picture.  I'd rather pay for shipping than them offer it free and end up with a damaged item. 

(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/5990/DC3XQA.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 25, 2019, 11:00:12 am
No doubt about the trend.....   I WILL complain if anything is ever sent to me like that, free or not. And I agree, I'd rather fork out a little if it ensures better protection and handling. SOME places offer this but it seems to be the exception. Usually if it's "free" shipping, you get what you get and that's it.  :rolleyes: :-X

That's just shameful what they did to the Goshawk!! Must be one of them deals where they try to cram everything into the same sizes of boxes. Next biggest size probably costs more so rather than spring for it, the mash up the kit box.  :rolleyes:   Speculation but I imagine that's what the deal is.


I've been meaning to look up the USPS parameters. I imagine I could have saved myself some money in the past if I had just used a slightly smaller box. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on January 25, 2019, 02:47:54 pm
As a seller, Ebay actually pushes you to offer free p&p, because their market research tells then that p&p charges put people off buying on line. Packaging materials are a LOT cheaper to buy in bulk than in small quantities, so for big companies, with big turnover, free p&p is viable within their profit margin. However small sellers, selling a few dozen things a month, simply can't absorb the cost the same way, so the push for free p&p puts them at a disadvantage.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on January 25, 2019, 03:40:08 pm
Yeah, totally agree.  Nothing like finding cool decals with lots of Whiffery potential for $3 instead of $12!

That's great for you, but it got me looking and I ended up ordering three kits.  And only one of them was on special.
 :angry:

 ;)
 ;D

No doubt about the trend.....   I WILL complain if anything is ever sent to me like that, free or not. And I agree, I'd rather fork out a little if it ensures better protection and handling. SOME places offer this but it seems to be the exception. Usually if it's "free" shipping, you get what you get and that's it.  :rolleyes: :-X

That's just shameful what they did to the Goshawk!! Must be one of them deals where they try to cram everything into the same sizes of boxes. Next biggest size probably costs more so rather than spring for it, the mash up the kit box.  :rolleyes:   Speculation but I imagine that's what the deal is.


I've been meaning to look up the USPS parameters. I imagine I could have saved myself some money in the past if I had just used a slightly smaller box. 

USPS may practice what we in Australian Post call "cube weight".
What this means is that a parcel is weighed and measured.  It's volume is calculated and a weight assigned to that volume (the Cube Weight). 
The customer is then charged to ship whichever of the two weights is greater - the actual weight or the Cube Weight.
Cube Weight is only applied if the parcel is going to a different state (at which time an additional charge based on distance is also applied).
Cube Weight makes a light object in a big box as expensive to ship as a heavy one and encourages people to cram stuff into smaller boxes.
Using a bag rather than a box avoids Cube Weight as we don't try and measure bags.
I can also turn off Cube Weight if I like you.
 ;D
All this only applies to domestic parcels.  International ones are charged solely by weight.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on January 26, 2019, 01:51:43 am
That's pretty appalling packaging Nick, free P & P or not. When I sell via EBay I wrap the kit it'self in bubble wrap, then put that in a parcel box (which I buy quite cheaply from a EBay seller) then surround the kit box in shredded newspaper to fill the space. The box is then sealed with half a mile of parcel tape which also protects it.

I charge 10p on top of the postage for that which I think is reasonable ? I'd much rather pay P & P and have the kit protected.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on January 26, 2019, 02:52:38 am
When I was selling a fair volume of kits on ebay, I quickly ran out of recycled boxes and had to start buying them. My pricing calculations were based on a figure of 75p for packing, not that I always felt I could get away with charging it. That was the total for the box, the tape, some of the packing material (much was recycled), clear sticky-back paperwork pockets (so the delivery didn't depend on my awful handwriting) and printing out the delivery note.

Packing is/was whatever I've got and whatever seems appropriate. Bubble wrap, foam peanuts and 'pillows' (like giant, individual bubble-wrap bubbles) are nice but have a significant price if you have to buy them new. Shredded paper is generally free (junk mail  :wacko:) but can get surprisingly heavy if you're not careful. If there's a lot of space in the box, toilet-roll tubes are a good way to fill it for not much weight penalty, since they're pretty rigid but hollow.

Royal Mail always used to charge purely by weight, which was favourable for kits, but then a few years ago they introduced size categories as well, and the combination of size+weight can sometimes be very unhelpful for kits. I only realised after I'd bought them that those Airfix 1/48th Merlins were pretty much impossible to post for any price that a buyer would actually pay, which is why I ended up hauling them around to shows so doggedly.

One of the perennially frustrating things on Ebay is that many buyers perceive a 'fair' p&p charge to be related to the cost of the item, not what it actually costs to pack it and post it. For instance, if you sold someone a gold chain for £100, they'd think nothing of paying £10 p&p for it, even if all you were actually doing was putting it in an envelope and sending it recorded post with a 1st class stamp on it. On the other hand, if you sold someone a cubic metre of wet mud for 99p, they'd go through the roof if you asked them for £10 p&p, despite the fact that it's obviously huge and heavy... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nils on January 26, 2019, 08:25:56 am
just got back from Antwerp with some new stash additions :)

-1/144 AFV Club SH-3A/D Sea King
-1/144 SkyLine Decals Boeing 737-400/800 "Citybird" decals
-1/200 SkyLine Decals Airbus A310 "SABENA" decals
-1/72 DACO Hawker Hunter F.6 "Red Devils" decals
-1/72 DACO F/RF-84F Thunderstreak serials decals
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on January 27, 2019, 04:12:57 am
Received from eBay today, it was delivered by Hermes hence the Sunday delivery,

1 x 1/72 Hasegawa Tornado F3

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on January 27, 2019, 05:03:10 am
Received from eBay today, it was delivered by Hermes hence the Sunday delivery,

1 x 1/72 Hasegawa Tornado F3

Gondor

I actually saw a Royal Mail red van out delivering this morning,and yes it is Sunday  :o No idea if RM have started Sunday deliveries or if it's a case of staff having use of the van on a Sunday ?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on January 27, 2019, 05:35:38 am
Received from eBay today, it was delivered by Hermes hence the Sunday delivery,

1 x 1/72 Hasegawa Tornado F3

Gondor

I actually saw a Royal Mail red van out delivering this morning,and yes it is Sunday  :o No idea if RM have started Sunday deliveries or if it's a case of staff having use of the van on a Sunday ?
USPS occasionally delivers on Sundays if a Priority or Priority Express package needs delivered. Occasionally I've had First Class Packages delivered on a Sunday, but it's rare.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 27, 2019, 05:54:26 am
From Uncle Frank:
Airfix Wellingon 1a/1c
Armor Hobby Hurricane mk I

Ebay:
Xtradecal RAF Med Sea Grey code letters

From Aerocraft
Wellington Minesweeper conversion, although I'm just using the nose and tail blanks to do a transport Wellington from the Airfix kit.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 28, 2019, 12:25:09 am
Another unexpected ev!ilbay win: an 1:72 Monogram Curtiss Goshawk F2C-2 for just EUR 1,-.
Thomas, I think you mean "F11C-2"?

Err, yes!!

And another ev!lbay win: a Heller Saab 35 Draken for EUR 9,50,-, which is IMHO reasonable.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 28, 2019, 12:08:23 pm
The last bits of thing I need to make my 1/72 Australian Boeing 707!  :lol:

(https://i.imgur.com/xCdyezr.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/purErM7.jpg)

And a prop-job:

(https://i.imgur.com/AP22bRA.jpg) 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kerick on January 28, 2019, 08:14:34 pm
Martin Mauler that had to be hard to find. Going to build it straight or whiffed?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 28, 2019, 09:23:21 pm
Elusive! I'm going to build it as-is and historically correct. It's a really neat subject, I'm happy to have it!  :laugh:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Chaos on January 29, 2019, 07:49:02 am
New at my Stash.
(https://s15.directupload.net/images/190129/hz3werij.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s15.directupload.net/images/190129/ocpfea5d.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s15.directupload.net/images/190129/edww62iz.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s15.directupload.net/images/190129/n5jqwyzq.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s15.directupload.net/images/190129/qavhmrtt.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on January 31, 2019, 01:12:37 pm
Received in the post today

2 x 1/72 Aerocraft Models Phantom Intakes for the Airfix Kit

2 x 1/72 Aerocraft Models Unarmed Inner and Outer Wing Pylons for Airfix Phantom

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Martin H on January 31, 2019, 01:59:00 pm
Fresh in the stash today.

Anigrand BAe Tempest future combat aircraft.
Hobbyboss Westland lynx Mk-88. From Ebay and I think the seller is one of our own. Namely Bungle.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 01, 2019, 02:15:30 am
A Pioneer2 1:72 Su-15U two-seater, to be converted into "something else"...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 01, 2019, 09:11:55 am
A Pioneer2 1:72 Su-15U two-seater, to be converted into "something else"...

A twin-engined Soviet LSR car?  ;D Mach 1 for the Motherland.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitbasher on February 03, 2019, 03:34:55 am
From AJ Aviation (aka Son of TAHS) Airfix Mitchell II (lovely looking kit) for real world build, plus a Heller P-39 Airacobra for whiffing.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 03, 2019, 05:39:23 pm
This lil feller:

(https://i.imgur.com/AtfsjbY.jpg)   
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on February 03, 2019, 07:58:23 pm
Something completely different for me this weekend....Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Astute.  Looks a nice simple 2-day build!   
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on February 03, 2019, 08:03:15 pm
Ordered today:

3 x GasPatch 1/48 Browning .50 Caliber Flexible Machine Guns (2pcs, Resin) (GAS15-48082)
3 x GasPatch 1/48 WWII Vickers K Machine Guns (2pcs, Resin) (GAS13-48030)
3 x GasPatch 1/48 Browning .30 Calibre Flexible Machine Guns (2pcs, Resin) (GAS16-48103)
1 x AFV Club 1/35 Stryker M1128 MGS Mobile Gun System (AFV-AF35128)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on February 03, 2019, 10:22:14 pm
One Esci 1/72 P-36 & Brewster Buffalo set of decals with US and Finnish markings
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on February 04, 2019, 05:55:52 am
This lil feller:

(https://i.imgur.com/AtfsjbY.jpg)

Box art stirs some memories from a long time ago
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on February 04, 2019, 08:27:56 am
This lil feller:

(https://i.imgur.com/AtfsjbY.jpg)

Box art stirs some memories from a long time ago
Good ones or bad ones? Lol
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Bungle on February 04, 2019, 08:42:14 am

Hobbyboss Westland lynx Mk-88. From Ebay and I think the seller is one of our own. Namely Bungle.

It was. Had I known I'd have put the price up !
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Martin H on February 04, 2019, 01:04:21 pm

Hobbyboss Westland lynx Mk-88. From Ebay and I think the seller is one of our own. Namely Bungle.

It was. Had I known I'd have put the price up !

Now you know why I kept quiet untill after it was delivered  :mellow: ;D ;D :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on February 04, 2019, 04:37:06 pm
From ebay...Testors 1/72 F-19 Stealth Fighter.

Box is a bit rough but parts still bagged and it was $8 with shipping. 

I havend done anything in 1/72 since I got back to the bench a year ago.  I got this with the intention of building a sci-fi starfighter along the lines of one I semi-finished about 7-8 years ago. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 04, 2019, 07:07:57 pm
Nice haul, dude!!  Them boxes are bunk anyway so that's a sweet discount!!! 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on February 04, 2019, 09:40:19 pm
Just won, again, in a Facebook auction group, teaming up and splitting with another member.

Dragon 1/144 F/A-18A Hornet
Dragon 1/144 Chinese Su-27
Dragon 1/144 Su-22M-4 Fitter K
Arii 1/144 P-63 King Cobra
Academy 1/144 Supermarine Spitfire
Revell 1/144 MiG-29 Fulcrum
Arrived today, split the rest up with my new friend and ended up with the following 2 extras:
Revell 1/144 MiG-29 Fulcrum
HobbyBoss 1/144 Su-17 Fitter D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on February 05, 2019, 05:33:53 am
This lil feller:

(https://i.imgur.com/AtfsjbY.jpg)

Box art stirs some memories from a long time ago
Good ones or bad ones? Lol

Relatively good ones actually. When I built it, it was one of my first forays into what I then considered "exotica". An aircraft from one of the "smaller" European countries during the 1930's.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on February 05, 2019, 05:41:29 am
From ebay...Testors 1/72 F-19 Stealth Fighter.


Is that the one either a U.S. Senator or Representative stood up in the House with and said something along the lines of "is this the secret project we've spent billions of dollars on ?"
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 05, 2019, 04:59:48 pm
Not really a stash item as they will be used soon(ish), on a real world build... ModelMaker 1/72 F-16AM 20 years of F-16 in the PoAF commemorative tail art markings, bought online at Modelismo Total shop here in Portugal.

(https://i.imgur.com/odpNUUC.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on February 06, 2019, 02:34:19 am
From Evil-Bay.

1/24 Monogram Ford Thunderbird NASCAR.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4857/46952354072_cf250b2d23_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ex2655)Maxwell House Thunderbird (https://flic.kr/p/2ex2655) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
I've had two of this series of NASCAR in the past but used the chassis for kitbashing and traded the bodies.  I will therefore build this one OOB.  Surprisingly the decals look mint but despite that I might invent my own paintjob (legal marijuana maybe?).

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on February 07, 2019, 03:09:59 am
And there's more...

From Evil-Bay;
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4897/46100342515_3642b17682_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2deJiHD)Handley Page Hampden (https://flic.kr/p/2deJiHD) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

From Hannants;
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4887/32072968297_476ded3b5d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QSbm52)MiG 21 Analogs (https://flic.kr/p/QSbm52) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4902/46100342215_789c20da53_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2deJiCt)Yak 23UTI (https://flic.kr/p/2deJiCt) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Boy, adding the second seat to the Yak 23 really uglified it...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on February 07, 2019, 05:47:22 am
Hampden box art brings back memories, quite good ones as well. Mind you back in the day I was just glad to see so many new releases and I hadn't yet been spoilt by the choice we have nowadays  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on February 07, 2019, 06:29:52 am
Received a package from Hannants today

1 x 1/72 Xtradecal X72289
1 x 1/72 Xtradecal X72290 both decals sets for Airfix Phantoms

I also got the Warpaint Series book on the Tornado ADV too.

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on February 07, 2019, 07:24:39 am
Whilst on my way to drop off the new bike to be sorted out by a mechanic( at the sellers expense) I called in to Transport models, and didn't buy a kit ;D
Instead I got the following consumables.
Revell precision saw
Length of styrene tube
Medium viscosity cyanoacrylate glue
Two packs of knife blades
Four various sized paint brushes, as I have killed ALL of mine
Alclad semi matt aluminium
Alclad dull aluminium
AK extreme metal jet exhaust
AK black primer and micro filler
One bottle of micro set, which I picked up instead of the liquid decal film by mistake  :banghead: :banghead:
Tamiya gloss and rubber black.
And finally a book on Soviet self propelled anti aircraft artillery.
Also did a sixty mile round trip to do said foray.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 07, 2019, 08:22:00 am
Where's Transport Model then? The only one I knew was in Preston.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Steel Penguin on February 07, 2019, 10:13:25 am
wile out and a bought
from Parabellum
another set of the 1:48 decals for the TSR2 with the Japanese markings ( pain plane number 2) and  the master box 1:35 modern British infantry
 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on February 07, 2019, 10:48:41 am
Where's Transport Model then? The only one I knew was in Preston.
It still is Kit, I went through Preston on my way to Poulton le Fylde, where the mechanic is based. I resisted going in to the other room to look at the kits, otherwise it could have got a lot more expensive :o
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 07, 2019, 11:00:05 am
(https://i.imgur.com/0AblGdn.jpg)

Cessna's only helo.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 07, 2019, 11:17:36 am

Cessna's only helo.


A neat like machine, I didn't know A Model had kitted that.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 07, 2019, 11:40:25 am

Cessna's only helo.


A neat like machine, I didn't know A Model had kitted that.  :thumbsup:
Ain't it cute?   :wub: :wub:  They also have released the civvie version.  Good ol' Amodel.  ;D 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 07, 2019, 01:34:07 pm
I had the old Adams/LifeLike 1/40th kit many moons ago.

(http://www.gasolinealleyantiques.com/kits/images/Helicopter/lifelike09654helicopter.JPG)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kerick on February 07, 2019, 03:31:45 pm
Good grief! It’s been ages since I’ve seen one of those. I had one as a kid.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 07, 2019, 04:27:06 pm
That's some wacky stuff right there!!!!   ;D ;D   I don't think I'll be hanging any missiles on mine...  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: major on February 07, 2019, 05:39:34 pm
I had the old Adams/LifeLike 1/40th kit many moons ago.

(http://www.gasolinealleyantiques.com/kits/images/Helicopter/lifelike09654helicopter.JPG)


Oh, dear me! I've three of them in the stash!  ;D

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kerick on February 07, 2019, 05:45:19 pm
IIRC there was a missile on each side. I can’t imagine that little chopper lifting them.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on February 07, 2019, 06:04:18 pm
Box art is funky-weird! The missile (even if only one) looks too big & the pilot too small, he can't even see over the dash!

The first thought that went through my head when I saw Brad's post was "That looks like a Cessna with a rotor chunked on top", so at least it looks like a Cessna ... sorta. :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kerick on February 07, 2019, 07:45:21 pm
I believe the idea was that this helicopter was supposed to resupply Hawk missile batteries. Doesn’t appear to have been successful.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kerick on February 07, 2019, 07:52:10 pm
I received three kits from The Big Gimper yesterday. An F-16XL, ESCI F-5A and an F-23, all 1/72nd scale. Thanks mi amigo! Now to decide which to build first.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 08, 2019, 01:12:14 am
I am not much into car model, but I have a soft spot for kei cars (since I own and drive one). Stumbled in a local Japanese book store across this cuty, an 1:32 Daihatsu Mira delivery van:

(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/5/8/0/137580-11185-pristine.jpg)

The markings for a fish dealer are cute, too - I could not resist (for EUR 15,-)...  :rolleyes: The scale is odd, though.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rheged on February 08, 2019, 02:04:46 am
I am not much into car model, but I have a soft spot for kei cars (since I own and drive one). Stumbled in a local Japanese book store across this cuty, an 1:32 Daihatsu Mira delivery van:

(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/5/8/0/137580-11185-pristine.jpg)

The markings for a fish dealer are cute, too - I could not resist (for EUR 15,-)...  :rolleyes: The scale is odd, though.

Perhaps so, but as a Whiffmaster you have before you the vast prairies of scaleorama.  Build as 1/24 child's toy, 1/35, 1/48 as reasonably normal or even a 1/72 pantechnicon.......or in 1/144 as an advertising oddity.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on February 08, 2019, 02:07:43 am
1/32 isn't unusual for car kits (also trucks and buses).  It's the "usual" scale for slot cars.
Have a look on HLJ.com
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 08, 2019, 02:41:10 am

I believe the idea was that this helicopter was supposed to resupply Hawk missile batteries. Doesn’t appear to have been successful.


I'm not surprised.  :o

The Seneca's disposable load was only just over 1000 lbs, and just one Hawk weighed  1290 lbs! All data from Wikipedia.

Despite that, it seems the Seneca still holds the World Altitude record for piston engine helicopters at almost 30000 ft!  :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 08, 2019, 02:52:08 am
1/32 isn't unusual for car kits (also trucks and buses).  It's the "usual" scale for slot cars.
Have a look on HLJ.com

Most of the car stuff comes in 1:24/25 scale. 1:32 is not too exotic, yes, but IMHO quite unusual.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on February 08, 2019, 03:45:59 am
From ebay:

Belcher Bits 1/72nd CF-104 decal sheet.

Destined for 'other things', of course....
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on February 08, 2019, 04:47:12 am
Received an Ebay this morning

1 x 1/72 Airfix Handly Page Victor K.2/SR.2

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on February 08, 2019, 06:01:18 am

(http://www.gasolinealleyantiques.com/kits/images/Helicopter/lifelike09654helicopter.JPG)

Yet another kit I've never seen.

Are the missile and helicopter to the same scale ? Just looks slightly outrageous, but so much of the period.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Lord_Voyager on February 08, 2019, 06:16:25 am
Make sure it has the clear plastic sprue in it... Last year we found a who unopened case of these and none of the kits (20 or so) did not have the clear sprues. Also, some of the decal sheets were missing.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on February 08, 2019, 06:24:50 am
1/32 isn't unusual for car kits (also trucks and buses).  It's the "usual" scale for slot cars.
Have a look on HLJ.com

Yep, and I converted a pile of the Airfix 1/32 cars to run with Scalextric running gear back in the 60's
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kerick on February 08, 2019, 09:36:37 am
I had the old Adams/LifeLike 1/40th kit many moons ago.

(http://www.gasolinealleyantiques.com/kits/images/Helicopter/lifelike09654helicopter.JPG)


Oh, dear me! I've three of them in the stash!  ;D

Remove the missiles and put it on floats. Civilian paint scheme and two guys out fishing....
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 08, 2019, 10:12:17 am

Yep, and I converted a pile of the Airfix 1/32 cars to run with Scalextric running gear back in the 60's


I'm still doing it............  ;D ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on February 08, 2019, 11:23:45 am
Some decals arrived yesterday...

F-16 "Dark Vipers" sheet for ANG F-16s in Have Glass scheme.  This will go on a RW build of a South Carolina ANG F-16 a work buddy flew. 
F-104 Bicentennial markings sheet.

Both in 1/48
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: JayBee on February 08, 2019, 12:04:42 pm

Yep, and I converted a pile of the Airfix 1/32 cars to run with Scalextric running gear back in the 60's


I'm still doing it............  ;D ;)

Not doing it nowadays but I remember doing the Austin Healy Sprite, the Sunbeam Rapier, the Lotus Cortina and of course the Mini.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on February 08, 2019, 12:27:09 pm
Nipped back in to Transport models today on my way to the girlfriends, swapped the micro set for the micro film I actually wanted. Oh, and come out with an Airfix phantom fgr2. Not sure what's going to happen to it, but I got a fiver off the price, which is nice.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 08, 2019, 01:20:52 pm
An interesting archived page on the CH-1.

https://web.archive.org/web/20090621043635/http://www.collectair.com/cessna.html
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 08, 2019, 02:56:29 pm
Sweeeeeeet. Thanks for finding that!!  :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Hobbes on February 10, 2019, 10:42:44 am
Birthday present: Lego set 10262, the James Bond Aston Martin DB5

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/923/42577422805_0d9a90548e.jpg)

Not quite a model kit, but I'm going to enjoy building this.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Chris Payne on February 10, 2019, 12:31:36 pm
Just one kit today from the Halifax model show.

Airfix 1/72 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR.2
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 10, 2019, 01:03:30 pm
Took away very little from Halifax.  Lots of traders, quite a few selling second hand tat at extortionate prices, especially wockney canker Uncle Albert from Kit Krazy.  "Tell me what you want?" he cries.  Just cease trading, you f***tard! I mumble soto voce.

Anyway, I struggled to find anything to buy, finally succumbing to a Tasman Airspeed Oxford for a fiver (missed it at Bolton), some Aeroclub bits (Venom u/c and Wyvern prop) and  an AZ Hurricane mk IV.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on February 10, 2019, 05:31:13 pm
Ended up with quite a haul from Halifax, although I initially formed much the same impression as Lee. Bargains were there to be had however, depending on what you were interested in, of course.

Ace 1/72nd Tiran 6 (Westernised T-62 tank)
Ace 1/72nd Tiran 4/5 (Westernised T-54/55 tank) inc. resin wheel set.
Hasegawa 1/72nd Aircraft Weapons II (US guided bombs and gun pods)
Amodel 1/72nd Aero 45
Revell 1/72nd Mirage IIIE/R
Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FGR.2
2 x bagged S&M Stawart Mk.2s

Decals:

ESCI 1/72nd F-5A Freedom Fighter set: RCAF, 2 x USAF, Greece, VNAF, Spanish, Imperial Iranian, Dutch, Norwegian schemes
Mole Military Miniatures Letraset Canadian Armed Forces set (flags and lettering)
Mole Military Miniatures Letraset Canadian roundels set
Bright Spark Decals Indian Air Force Post 1948 script and roundels (blue and green/orange chakras) - so pretty I couldn't resist it... :rolleyes:
Microscale 1/72nd A-7 Corsair II sheet: includes a Spirit of '76 scheme that I've not seen before and an unusual 'cartoon mouth' intake triangle
Microscale 1/72nd F-18 Hornets: Canadian, USN and USMC schemes
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Thorvic on February 10, 2019, 11:37:39 pm
I paid a visit to the Halifax show too but as not displaying only end up there for a couple of hours. As soon as I got there I was steered toward a guy who had created his own large scale Buccaneer and Gannet AEW, but had also done a 1/700 CVA-01, after the initial OOOH, close inspection revealed a lack of research data, it felt like it had been based on a simple 3 view using a cut down US Supercarrier kit as the hull just seemed a little too tall and too square and the features just showed a lack of research and understanding  :banghead:, so I walked away without asking about the purchase possibilities (which as it was solid resin, would have been a bit expensive!)

Instead I picked up:
Warpaint book on the Fairey Gannet
Airfix Phantom FG1
Modeldecal sheet 20 which has a pair of RN Buccaneer schemes
Modeldecal sheet 67 which has the Falklands Sea Harriers

Felt just like the Hudderfield show of old, cramped, crowded and crap catering, so some new traders but also some missing traders.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on February 13, 2019, 07:15:21 am
Simply picked up a few tools and other bits and bobs at Halifax. Great to catch up with everyone though and at least this year I can remember the curry   ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on February 13, 2019, 10:36:25 am
I wanted to go to the Halifax show this year, but a puncture stopped play, and I was 30 miles from home, so couldn't fix it.  :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 13, 2019, 11:54:34 am
Baaaaaaaby Beluuuuuuuuga....   ;D

Added this feller to my stash.


(https://i.imgur.com/NJsxlYK.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: McColm on February 13, 2019, 10:47:57 pm
I know that I said that I wouldn't buy any new kits this year but this was a bargain the 1/72 vacuum formed A.V. Roe Lincoln, a Contrail Model comes without any landing gear or decals.  Comes with a few extra parts which I'm going to have to research where they go, plus the extended nose for the Mk31 version although the windows are in the wrong way round as the l1/72 scale drawings indicate. There are clear vacuum parts as well although a raid in the spares box for Lancaster and Shackleton parts will be used during the build.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 13, 2019, 11:59:16 pm
A Dragon/Cyber Hobby 1:72 D.H. Vampire FB.5 and a Hobbycraft 1:72 CT-114 Tutor.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on February 14, 2019, 03:20:58 am
From a very nice man in the Forest of Dean, an AMT 1/25 Sunbeam Tiger.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 14, 2019, 04:20:22 am

From a very nice man in the Forest of Dean, an AMT 1/25 Sunbeam Tiger.

 :thumbsup:


 ;) ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on February 14, 2019, 07:02:20 am
Received:
 A whole bunch of 1/72 Huntington BL.755 CBU's from Texas - Thanks to Evan from BtS! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Ordered:
1 x MMK 1/35 Quad Bike Grizzly 450 & SMT 171B (MMK-F3041) - Expensive but, well, who could resist! :wacko:
1 x HobbyBoss 1/35 Land Rover Defender XD Wolf W.M.I.K (HB 82446) - Another one .... :rolleyes:
2 x Legend Productions 1/35 US Army Stryker AFV Driver (LF0133) - I probably need more. :o
1 x LiveResin 1/35 US Army NVG PVS 15 Binocular with Norotos TATM mounts (LRE35027) - To replace a lost optics unit on a figure model + spares for other projects. :thumbsup:
1 x Black Dog 1/35 EOD Operation in Iraq (for EOD Robot) (BD-F35011) - A drone needs a pilot/technician, right? :unsure:

EDIT: Bought at the LHS:
1 x Italeri 1/72 Ju 86 E1/E2 - Too quirky not to.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nick on February 14, 2019, 09:07:21 am
I'm back from the Halifax show via a visit to my sister and a daytrip to HMS Trincomalee at Hartlepool. The old warship was very good to see and being pre-half term, no great crowds in attendance. It was funny when they did the gunnery display and a class of schoolkids started chanting "Fire, fire, fire!!!"

All I bought was a pair of 1/72 Stalwart MK.2 from the gentleman in the suit.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TallEng on February 14, 2019, 01:17:28 pm
Received today, from eBay, not absolute bargains but....
One Revell Hunter FGA.9/Mk58 (makes 8+ in the stash) I feel one can never have enough Hunters :mellow:
as it was the first issue it comes with all the extras the Swiss saw fit to add :thumbsup:
And a Revell Tornado GR.1, (possibly inspired by the Tornado theme build going on) but I really ought to do it real world
as one of the ones I worked on as a young lad :rolleyes:
as an aside, definitely worth getting if you want a Tornado for what ever Air Force you have in mind as it comes with all the stuff
you need to build a Normal German Tornado (apart from German Air Force markings) plus all the RAF specific stuff- Boz 101 pod, Sky Shadow pod, Lazer designator,
Normal 1500Ltr drop tanks, 2250Ltr Hindenberger drop tanks, Lazer guided and Normal 1000lb Bombs and Alarm? missiles

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 14, 2019, 04:04:23 pm
I'm back from the Halifax show via a visit to my sister and a daytrip to HMS Trincomalee at Hartlepool. The old warship was very good to see and being pre-half term, no great crowds in attendance. It was funny when they did the gunnery display and a class of schoolkids started chanting "Fire, fire, fire!!!"

All I bought was a pair of 1/72 Stalwart MK.2 from the gentleman in the suit.

Said gadgy is called Mel Bromley.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Thorvic on February 14, 2019, 11:49:52 pm
From Hannants & eBay collected from the Post Office Yesterday

1/72 RVHP Grumman Greyhound conversion for the Hasegawa Hawkeye
1/72 Hawkeye 4 bladed props

1/72 Combat Models Sea Harrier Special:-
4 decal options from before/during & after the Falklands war
2 x Italeri Sea Harrier
1 x Freightdog intake set
1 x Freightdog 190 gallon drop tanks set
1 x Freightdog twin Sidewinder rails
1 x Eduard Brassin Sidewinder
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on February 15, 2019, 04:54:14 am
Arrived today, two unusual kits for me, CMK Boulton Paul P111/111a, and a Pro resin P120. Not knowing exactly how small they were, I was going to arm them with a pair of firestreaks, but I think they are too small. They were to be point defense interceptors, for defending airfields, based in Germany. I will have to have a think about how to arm them, could possibly be unguided rockets.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on February 15, 2019, 05:50:05 am
Picked up from the post office today

1 x 1/72 Eduard 70110 overtrees for Fw 190A-5 w/Light to go with the Eduard Profi pack I already have

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nils on February 16, 2019, 12:35:49 pm
1 small adition:

-DACO 1/72 F-16A Tigermeet '98 decals
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 17, 2019, 11:00:03 am
From today's Shuttleworth Show, an S&M Stalwart kit to replace the one that was stolen from the SIG stand at the 2017 Telford show.

It's destined to be a 'tow tug' for my Martin Monterey flying boat eventually.

Plus a whole lot of odds and ends like Tamiya tape etc.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: JayBee on February 17, 2019, 11:22:51 am
It's a nice little kit, Kit, just watch out for the back end especially around the exhaust.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Hobbes on February 17, 2019, 11:24:34 am
I went to a reasonably-nearby regional show today, manned a stand with the IPMS NL Scratchbuilding SIG.

Acquisitions:
Revell 1:144 Typhoon twoseater
circle cutter
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on February 17, 2019, 08:13:53 pm
A few goodies waiting after a weekend getaway to the coast...

HobbyBoss 1/48 Red Arrows Hawk T.1 (on sale from Squadron for $25!)
Hasegawa 1/48 A-4C all the way from Japan

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 19, 2019, 12:26:59 am
Won an Italeri 1:72 A-4M + F-5E combo on ev!lbay, for just EUR 8,-. No boxes, but the kits are complete.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on February 19, 2019, 02:25:51 am
Dropped into the LHS today to grab some evergreen styrene rod and came away with a 1/25 AMT AMC Pacer Station Wagon.
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/943EtD5bUrg/hqdefault.jpg)
I've been eyeing this for a while because it has parts for a custom panel van.
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f2/08/ea/f208ea1c5c76ec79781543249919123c.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 19, 2019, 02:59:01 am
The custom Pacer looks cool!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on February 19, 2019, 03:31:16 am
Eagerly awaited kit(s) arrived today.
Takom 1/72nd scale Russian army tractor set. Has a KZKT-537L and MAZ-537. As soon as I saw this kit, I just had to have one, as Soviet era vehicles are a favourite of mine. I will have to source a trailer for one of them, maybe a tank low loader, the other could well be a SAM launch vehicle.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 19, 2019, 03:56:43 am

I've been eyeing this for a while because it has parts for a custom panel van.


I'm not sure that even a custom job could improve the looks of a Pacer, it's almost beyond saving!  :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nick on February 19, 2019, 03:56:54 am
Dropped into the LHS today to grab some evergreen styrene rod and came away with a 1/25 AMT AMC Pacer Station Wagon.
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/943EtD5bUrg/hqdefault.jpg)

Ah, the vehicle of choice for discerning headbangers...  :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on February 19, 2019, 04:33:50 am
Matt black all the way for that one :wacko: :wacko:
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: McColm on February 19, 2019, 07:57:13 am

I've been eyeing this for a while because it has parts for a custom panel van.


I'm not sure that even a custom job could improve the looks of a Pacer, it's almost beyond saving!  :o
Did any make it over here in the UK,  as the only time I have seen one was on Wheeler Dealers the TV show.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 19, 2019, 09:03:42 am

I've been eyeing this for a while because it has parts for a custom panel van.


I'm not sure that even a custom job could improve the looks of a Pacer, it's almost beyond saving!  :o

Did any make it over here in the UK,  as the only time I have seen one was on Wheeler Dealers the TV show.


I've seen few, yes, usually near USAF bases.

Their fundamental problem in a RHD country is that one door is larger than the other, the WRONG one for this country!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on February 19, 2019, 05:31:35 pm
From Colin at Freightdog, a nice little set of wings and burner to turn a Hunter into a Super Hunter! 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 19, 2019, 06:37:27 pm
Awaiting a set of Lincoln wheels from Freightdog for a Lancaster project that's nearing completion - the Paragon cloned wheels I have are just too slim for the Revell Lancaster it's based on.

And ebay tells me I've won an Airways Vickers Viscount.  Would have much preferred a Vanguard but they're rarer than rare.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 20, 2019, 12:03:21 am

I've been eyeing this for a while because it has parts for a custom panel van.


I'm not sure that even a custom job could improve the looks of a Pacer, it's almost beyond saving!  :o
Did any make it over here in the UK,  as the only time I have seen one was on Wheeler Dealers the TV show.

I remember seeing some driving around here in Germany in my childhood. IIRC my father actually liked it, but stuck conservatively to Volkswagen.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on February 20, 2019, 02:24:39 am

I've been eyeing this for a while because it has parts for a custom panel van.


I'm not sure that even a custom job could improve the looks of a Pacer, it's almost beyond saving!  :o
Did any make it over here in the UK,  as the only time I have seen one was on Wheeler Dealers the TV show.

I remember seeing some driving around here in Germany in my childhood. IIRC my father actually liked it, but stuck conservatively to Volkswagen.

I like them.  For me they have something in common with the Austin Allegro.


Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on February 20, 2019, 05:58:49 am

I like them.  For me they have something in common with the Austin Allegro.

One of the very few times I've seen those words used in the same sentence  :angel:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on February 20, 2019, 06:39:46 am

I like them.  For me they have something in common with the Austin Allegro.

One of the very few times I've seen those words used in the same sentence  :angel:
Pmsl, it will be getting painted baby poo Brown then. ;D
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kerick on February 20, 2019, 07:44:49 am
Pizza restaurants in the US liked Pacers for delivery vehicles. Painted them red and put a plastic stem on the roof and it looked like a tomato.

Received a Hasegawa F-16I Sufa yesterday from Hobbylink Japan. I plan on using the Sufa parts on an F-16XL. First I have to convert the XL to a two seater. Much cutting to be done.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 21, 2019, 03:14:31 am
Received a Hasegawa F-16I Sufa yesterday from Hobbylink Japan. I plan on using the Sufa parts on an F-16XL. First I have to convert the XL to a two seater. Much cutting to be done.

What a coincidence... I received a Hasegawa Sufa a few weeks ago, bought for the same reason although i won't have the cutting work to do as i will be using it with the Lonestar resin conversion for the two seat XL. CFTs and spine will have to be extended but shouldn't be very hard to do.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on February 21, 2019, 03:40:48 am

I like them.  For me they have something in common with the Austin Allegro.

One of the very few times I've seen those words used in the same sentence  :angel:
Pmsl, it will be getting painted baby poo Brown then. ;D
Chris

Friend of mine had an Allegro he re-engined with an 850 mini engine.  It struggled to reach 60mph.  I always fancied going the other way and dropping in something bigger.

Cue Kit telling us about the prototype he worked on with a 1750 Maxi engine... ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on February 21, 2019, 11:36:34 am
A couple of friends fitted maxi engines in minis, they were lethal. A friend owns a mini repair and parts company, and he has put hyabusa engines in them, and Honda civic type R engines too.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 21, 2019, 11:49:24 am
From a 'raid' on Parabellum....

Dragon 1/72 P-38 Pathfinder
Dragon 1/72 P-38 Droop Snoot
Dragon 1/72 Heinkel He219B-1
Dragon 1/35 4x2 Truck with 2cm Flak on back.
Tamiya 1/35 Simca Staff Car.
Trumpeter 1/72 F-106B Delta Dart [my 2nd one of this kit!]

and two pots of paint.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 21, 2019, 11:53:34 am

I've been eyeing this for a while because it has parts for a custom panel van.


I'm not sure that even a custom job could improve the looks of a Pacer, it's almost beyond saving!  :o
Did any make it over here in the UK,  as the only time I have seen one was on Wheeler Dealers the TV show.

I remember seeing some driving around here in Germany in my childhood. IIRC my father actually liked it, but stuck conservatively to Volkswagen.

I like them.  For me they have something in common with the Austin Allegro.


Yeah, like they were probably faster in reverse than forward!  ;D

The Allegro really DID have a lower drag coefficient in reverse than it did in forward.

And yes, they WERE lethal with a Maxi engine, especially the twin carb one!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: JayBee on February 21, 2019, 12:22:12 pm
Yes, OK, but what the world at large needs to know is what span were the wings ?
 :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nils on February 22, 2019, 11:04:12 am
just placed an order for 2 Eduard 1/144 Mig-21bis Fishbeds, got a great deal on Amazon  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on February 22, 2019, 02:29:14 pm
just placed an order for 2 Eduard 1/144 Mig-21bis Fishbeds, got a great deal on Amazon  ;D

They're a great set of kits!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on February 22, 2019, 06:13:25 pm
From eBay, Belcher Bits 1/48 CF-104 decals.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on February 23, 2019, 01:36:48 am
Parts fodder kit arrived yesterday, in the form of an Airfix RA-5c in 1/72nd scale.
It's going to be something completely different shall we say.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kerick on February 23, 2019, 05:39:16 am
Received a Hasegawa F-16I Sufa yesterday from Hobbylink Japan. I plan on using the Sufa parts on an F-16XL. First I have to convert the XL to a two seater. Much cutting to be done.

What a coincidence... I received a Hasegawa Sufa a few weeks ago, bought for the same reason although i won't have the cutting work to do as i will be using it with the Lonestar resin conversion for the two seat XL. CFTs and spine will have to be extended but shouldn't be very hard to do.

I hope the resin kit has better seats than then the Hasegawa or Italeri kits. So hard to find a 1/72 kit with good seats. I'll be ordering resin replacements when I get around to starting this project.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on February 23, 2019, 09:40:13 am
From Ebay, a Heller 1/72nd scale Mirage 2000N
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 23, 2019, 02:21:15 pm
The lovely postie lady handed me one of those 'plain wrapper' boxes from Colin Freightdog this morning. Deep Joy!  :thumbsup:

The contents included some Super Hunter wings, tails and stuff, a Firestreak Hunter conversion, Hunter resin landing gear, a Wessex fuselage extension and some Harrier intakes.

No. they aren't ALL going on the same Whiffed model!  ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: ChernayaAkula on February 23, 2019, 05:51:34 pm
Recent additions. All of these bought in 2019, save for the Viggen (a Christmas prezzie). Actually, they're the first kits I've bought in half a year or so. Mostly I've been selling kits. Got rid of another 200 or so.  :o Stash still good for two or three lives worth of building.

All 1/72. Of course.
Academy F-8E Crusader - can't have too many of those, right? No plans yet.
Academy AH-64D Apache - Brit version. Probably real world, but not sure. Got this one and the Hind on the Bay for about half of what the Apache alone usually retails for. Steal!  :cheers:
Hobby Boss Merkava IIID - probably real world. Looks kinda quick-build-ish, what with the tracks pre-assembled and the low parts count. Not too bad, though.
Revell (Zvezda) Mi-24V Hind-E - no plans yet.
Revell (MPM/Special Hobby) Gloster Meteor F.4 - Soviet? Italian? Itching to put a pair of early Sidewinders (or even Falcons) on her. So maybe some 1950s NATO air force? Would probably look better on an F.8, right? Maybe the F.4 turns Soviet after all. Big guns, then.  :dalek:
Revell (Hasegawa) Harrier GR.7/9 - slated for what-if. Got a GR.5 nose already. Need some Eduard BL755s. And maybe some nice muzzle brake to turn the GAU-12 pod system into something different.
Tarangus Saab JA 37 Viggen - finally a good kit of this magnificent machine.   :wub: Rather expensive, though. No weapons. Probably real world build.

And I... erm.. I bought a... feels dirty to admit... I bought a  1/48 scale kit.   :-\ There. I said it. Uagh! A Trumpeter 1/48 Su-15UM Flagon-G. Only bought it for the wings and these will go on a 1/72 Su-24, but still... It just feels... wrong. No, I won't turn to your Dark Side. My shade of dark suits me just fine. Thanks for the cookie, though.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on February 24, 2019, 05:07:24 am

And I... erm.. I bought a... feels dirty to admit... I bought a  1/48 scale kit.   :-\ There. I said it. Uagh! A Trumpeter 1/48 Su-15UM Flagon-G.

Don't worry about it I to have fallen victim to the 1/48 virus lately, an Airfix Walrus and Hunter. Plus I might get the Sea Fury....do you think it can be cured with modern medicine ?  :angel:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on February 24, 2019, 06:24:16 am

And I... erm.. I bought a... feels dirty to admit... I bought a  1/48 scale kit.   :-\ There. I said it. Uagh! A Trumpeter 1/48 Su-15UM Flagon-G.

Don't worry about it I to have fallen victim to the 1/48 virus lately, an Airfix Walrus and Hunter. Plus I might get the Sea Fury....do you think it can be cured with modern medicine ?  :angel:

Sadly -- no!  I've got a few 1/48th kits now, it started with the Tamiya Lancaster Grand Slam edition (my Dad was in 617 sqn at the time they were using the big bomb) and then I found the Airfix 617 sqn commemorative boxing had a 1/48th Panavia Tornado in with the 1/72 Lancaster and so it went on from they. I thought I would get a few 1/48th of my very favorite aircraft but the collection seems to be growing -----   :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rick Lowe on February 24, 2019, 09:19:41 am
. I thought I would get a few 1/48th of my very favorite aircraft but the collection seems to be growing -----   :o

I did much the same when I got 'just a few of my favourites' in 1/35 armour...  ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on February 24, 2019, 12:18:13 pm
Revell (MPM/Special Hobby) Gloster Meteor F.4 - Soviet? Italian? Itching to put a pair of early Sidewinders (or even Falcons) on her. So maybe some 1950s NATO air force? Would probably look better on an F.8, right? Maybe the F.4 turns Soviet after all. Big guns, then.  :dalek:

Aggressor squadron aircraft, simulating a MiG-19. Paint it overall silver, but paint the front three(?) feet of the nose PRU blue so that it blends in with the sky and makes it look like it has a nose intake. You could also paint a pair of dark grey stripes on each wing to simulate the shadows of the wing fences. Big red stars of course, plus much smaller 'real' markings.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Chris Payne on February 24, 2019, 12:34:44 pm
Popped over to Halifax Modellers World today and came back with Revell (reboxed Hasegawa) 1/48 Phantom FGR.2
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on February 24, 2019, 12:36:19 pm
From the Crewe/Nantwich show today:

Revell 1/72nd Kamov Ka-29 Marine (the one with the big, boxy fuselage and rocket pods, playing at being a Hind for the Naval Infantry...)
Revell 1/72nd SpPz.2 Luchs 8x8 armoured car. Dirt cheap 'cos of a tatty box.
Hasegawa 1/72nd Aircraft weapons set II (Smart bombs, gun pods and targetting pods). Dirt cheap in a plain box from Collectakit.
Hasegawa 1/72nd Aircraft weapons set V (Penguin, SLAM CBU-87 Sparrow, AMRAAM, AIM-9L, ACMI pods). Dirt cheap in a plain box from Collectakit.

Aerodecal 1/72nd Canada national insignia decals
Stoppel 1/72nd Canada 1946- decals
ESCI(?) 1/72nd part decal sheet with Lebanon, Mexico, Phillipines, Congo (Leopoldville) and Congo (Brazzaville) markings
ESCI 1/72nd decal sheet with Sudan, Somalia, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, Cuba and Mucat & Oman markings
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Rat on February 24, 2019, 01:06:52 pm
From Wheels & Wings Hobbies in Toronto, the Academy 1/72nd P-40, just because I needed better ROCAF decals than the ones I tried to print myself. At $7.95 I would say that's a pretty good price.

http://www.wheelswingshobbies.com/ (http://www.wheelswingshobbies.com/)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 24, 2019, 01:07:10 pm
Ebay has informed that I've won...

2 Eduard Spitfires - Weekend edition mk VIII and mk IXc
A Magna Vickers Vicking
A High Planes Beaufighter

And doing some digging for something else has unearthed a decal sheet for two seat Vampires I didn't know I'd bought.  Which is nice.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on February 25, 2019, 09:44:54 am
From Hannants arrived five sets of R.A.T.O.G units, had to buy five sets to suffice their postage system, which is a rigmarole. Anyhow, I can stick them on all three point defense interceptors if I can build three out of the parts I have.
Also found a book on the mig-21 in Bolton Waterstones, while I was there.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 25, 2019, 10:46:08 am
A whole bunch of stuff from the Cheshire Show, but all glues and tools and styrene rod and a small cutting mat, not one single kit.

But then I hardly need any, do I?  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 25, 2019, 01:24:21 pm
I'm so broke and out of money it's laughable. Truly!  ;D   It goes without saying that haven't been buying anything model related in quite a while now but I bought these a month and half ago and now they're here. They look great!!!   J-BOT decals for 737-300 Hooters and CC-137 Boeing 707 commemorative scheme.

All about the woodland creatures this time, what with wolves and owls and such.....

(https://i.imgur.com/9Ybk6lr.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on February 26, 2019, 02:15:59 am
...ESCI(?) 1/72nd part decal sheet with Lebanon, Mexico, Phillipines, Congo (Leopoldville) and Congo (Brazzaville) markings
ESCI 1/72nd decal sheet with Sudan, Somalia, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, Cuba and Mucat & Oman markings

IME ESCI decals do not age well.  Hope i'm wrong though and these work fine.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 26, 2019, 03:32:31 am
Make sure you varnish them, as they'll disintegrate when merely threatened with water.  And they rarely conform to a curved surface.

Have they come pre-yellowed?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on February 26, 2019, 05:57:23 am
...ESCI(?) 1/72nd part decal sheet with Lebanon, Mexico, Phillipines, Congo (Leopoldville) and Congo (Brazzaville) markings
ESCI 1/72nd decal sheet with Sudan, Somalia, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, Cuba and Mucat & Oman markings

IME ESCI decals do not age well.  Hope i'm wrong though and these work fine.

I've got various ESCI decal sheets now, but I'm not dependent on any of them and all of them werre dirt cheap, so nothing is going to get spoiled by these going wrong. I will however test a decal I don't need from any sheets I use in order to make sure (some of them are out of register anyway). Thanks for the warning. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 26, 2019, 10:48:53 am
A well padded envelope arrived from the USA with some VERY small louvres inside.

These are 1/87 scale resin louvres, designed for HO scale railroad vehicles, but which happen to be the correct width for the bonnet of my brother's 1/24 car model. They are mounted on decal sheet material so 'all' I have to do is cut them to size and apply like decals........................in theory.

In fact they are moulded FAR too close together so it looks like I'll have to cut them in ones, and apply individually, NOT the easiest of jobs, but they certainly look good so far.

Thanks to Fred Zenrat for the heads-up on where to find them.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nils on February 27, 2019, 08:53:16 am
just placed an order for 2 Eduard 1/144 Mig-21bis Fishbeds, got a great deal on Amazon  ;D

arrived yesterday :)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 28, 2019, 01:28:45 am
Received a Hasegawa F-16I Sufa yesterday from Hobbylink Japan. I plan on using the Sufa parts on an F-16XL. First I have to convert the XL to a two seater. Much cutting to be done.

What a coincidence... I received a Hasegawa Sufa a few weeks ago, bought for the same reason although i won't have the cutting work to do as i will be using it with the Lonestar resin conversion for the two seat XL. CFTs and spine will have to be extended but shouldn't be very hard to do.

I hope the resin kit has better seats than then the Hasegawa or Italeri kits. So hard to find a 1/72 kit with good seats. I'll be ordering resin replacements when I get around to starting this project.

Nope, unfortunately, the seats are some of the parts that have to come from another source. I've got a few of the Quickboost resin seats for these kits.
The Kinetic, Revell and Tamiya Vipers have reasonable seats but i guess that the detail provided in resin parts is worth the money for a cockpit like the F-16's.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Chaos on February 28, 2019, 05:44:02 am
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Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nils on February 28, 2019, 08:53:33 am
just arrived from AliExpress

2 x Mini Hobby models 1/144 P-51D Mustang  :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on February 28, 2019, 09:31:30 pm
All the way from China, a Bronco 1/350 HMS Victorious SSBN (Thinking a display with the Trumpeter 1/350 Astute I got a while back.  Never done a sub but it looks fun)

From closer to home, Hase 1/48 P-47D "Pacific Jug"

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Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Thorvic on February 28, 2019, 11:41:22 pm
You'll want an Airfix HMS Trafalgar SSN next to complete the line up unless you also want to do the Micromir HMS Resolution Polaris SSBN
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rick Lowe on February 28, 2019, 11:50:07 pm
Just arrived from Ali Express, 2X 10-packs of #11 knife blades.   <_<
Should last me a while, seeing as I tend to keep using them until they're long past their 'replace-by' condition.

A few days ago, from the same source, 2X Optical sights for Nerfs - and 2X banana mags for same are also on their way...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 01, 2019, 12:42:10 am
A vintage Airfix Gloster Meteor Mk III, primarily as a donor bank.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on March 01, 2019, 08:07:33 am
arrived today a purchace from Facebook

1 x 1/72 Dragon Ar234C to become the turbo prop compound swept wing proposal when I get around to ordering the bits

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 03, 2019, 11:19:12 am
From today's IPMS Peterborough Show this was my 1/72 haul....

2x Sword Lightning Two Seaters [at £10 each I wasn't saying no]
1 Hasegawa X-29A  :rolleyes:
1 Hasegawa A-1H Skyraider with special bomb
1 Revell PBY-5A Catalina
1 Eduard Profipack MiG-21MF

And if anyone knows anything about the origins of the Catalina, if it is a Revell brand new tool or is say someone elses reboxed i'd be glad to know.

Also bought several 2nd hand decal sheets from CollectaKit who happened to have a newly acquired collection in, with several F-4/F-14 and F-16 schemes I didn't have and some generic 1/144 airliner windows and door decals, for my kipper fleet collection. Along with three J.Stoppel Decals sheets from Denmark, these are ancient but not yellowed [like Esci ones of similar vintage] covering various nations in Eastern Europe pre and during WW2, a sheet of Swedish national markings and a multi-national sheet with Belgian, Spanish, Bolivian and Ethiopian markings.

Good day had by myself, Mike McEvoy, Paul Carter, Richard and Martin.
 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Thorvic on March 03, 2019, 11:26:56 am
From today's IPMS Peterborough Show this was my 1/72 haul....

2x Sword Lightning Two Seaters [at £10 each I wasn't saying no]
1 Hasegawa X-29A  :rolleyes:
1 Hasegawa A-1H Skyraider with special bomb
1 Revell PBY-5A Catalina
1 Eduard Profipack MiG-21MF

And if anyone knows anything about the origins of the Catalina, if it is a Revell brand new tool or is say someone elses reboxed i'd be glad to know.

Also bought several 2nd hand decal sheets from CollectaKit who happened to have a newly acquired collection in, with several F-4/F-14 and F-16 schemes I didn't have and some generic 1/144 airliner windows and door decals, for my kipper fleet collection. Along with three J.Stoppel Decals sheets from Denmark, these are ancient but not yellowed [like Esci ones of similar vintage] covering various nations in Eastern Europe pre and during WW2, a sheet of Swedish national markings and a multi-national sheet with Belgian, Spanish, Bolivian and Ethiopian markings.

Good day had by myself, Mike McEvoy, Paul Carter, Richard and Martin.

The PBY Catalina is an Academy Re-box from what I heard
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on March 03, 2019, 11:45:00 am

And if anyone knows anything about the origins of the Catalina, if it is a Revell brand new tool or is say someone elses reboxed i'd be glad to know.


The 'Big Book' seems to indicate it's their own tooling, but it's not new. Does your boxing have any of these numbers; H-107, H-211, H-227, H-576, 0277, 4370, 4520 or 4522.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 03, 2019, 12:29:54 pm
A set of 1/24 racing seat belts for my brother's Caterham Seven model.

I'll have to scale myself down a few sizes to assemble the bits, they're TINY!  :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Thorvic on March 03, 2019, 03:04:40 pm

And if anyone knows anything about the origins of the Catalina, if it is a Revell brand new tool or is say someone elses reboxed i'd be glad to know.


The 'Big Book' seems to indicate it's their own tooling, but it's not new. Does your boxing have any of these numbers; H-107, H-211, H-227, H-576, 0277, 4370, 4520 or 4522.


http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook/Revell/Rev_Consolidated_PBY-5A_Catalina/Rev_Consolidated_PBY-5A_Catalina.html (http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook/Revell/Rev_Consolidated_PBY-5A_Catalina/Rev_Consolidated_PBY-5A_Catalina.html)

Ahem.... :angel:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 03, 2019, 03:10:43 pm
It doesn't seem to have the millions of rivets my Revell kits have.  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on March 03, 2019, 04:18:13 pm

And if anyone knows anything about the origins of the Catalina, if it is a Revell brand new tool or is say someone elses reboxed i'd be glad to know.


The 'Big Book' seems to indicate it's their own tooling, but it's not new. Does your boxing have any of these numbers; H-107, H-211, H-227, H-576, 0277, 4370, 4520 or 4522.


http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook/Revell/Rev_Consolidated_PBY-5A_Catalina/Rev_Consolidated_PBY-5A_Catalina.html (http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook/Revell/Rev_Consolidated_PBY-5A_Catalina/Rev_Consolidated_PBY-5A_Catalina.html)

Ahem.... :angel:

Sorry Geoff, I've got no idea what is written in that link ----
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 03, 2019, 04:44:12 pm
From ebay:

CMR Seafire IIc spares

Ordered from Freightdog:
1/72 SEAC roundels for the far east Lancasters I'm determined to finish by the end of the month!

From Uncle Frank
Special Hobby Avro Anson "Early"
Discovered it has a blanking plate for the turret and the late Oxford style engine cowlings, so once I find my Falcon Anson canopy, I'm determined to do a late one. Now where is it...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 03, 2019, 11:22:57 pm
This Catalina will get built and wiffed.

As the last one I had a few years back was virtually unbuildable.

Thanks everyone for the hints and pointers but the real world now intervenes.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 04, 2019, 03:10:25 am

And if anyone knows anything about the origins of the Catalina, if it is a Revell brand new tool or is say someone elses reboxed i'd be glad to know.


The 'Big Book' seems to indicate it's their own tooling, but it's not new. Does your boxing have any of these numbers; H-107, H-211, H-227, H-576, 0277, 4370, 4520 or 4522.


http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook/Revell/Rev_Consolidated_PBY-5A_Catalina/Rev_Consolidated_PBY-5A_Catalina.html (http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook/Revell/Rev_Consolidated_PBY-5A_Catalina/Rev_Consolidated_PBY-5A_Catalina.html)

Ahem.... :angel:

Sorry Geoff, I've got no idea what is written in that link ----

The word 'Academy' is there in BFO letters.  I can't read German either, but I can read the odd English word!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on March 04, 2019, 07:27:08 am

And if anyone knows anything about the origins of the Catalina, if it is a Revell brand new tool or is say someone elses reboxed i'd be glad to know.


The 'Big Book' seems to indicate it's their own tooling, but it's not new. Does your boxing have any of these numbers; H-107, H-211, H-227, H-576, 0277, 4370, 4520 or 4522.


http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook/Revell/Rev_Consolidated_PBY-5A_Catalina/Rev_Consolidated_PBY-5A_Catalina.html (http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook/Revell/Rev_Consolidated_PBY-5A_Catalina/Rev_Consolidated_PBY-5A_Catalina.html)

Ahem.... :angel:

Sorry Geoff, I've got no idea what is written in that link ----

The word 'Academy' is there in BFO letters.  I can't read German either, but I can read the odd English word!

For all I know it could be just comparing it to the Academy kit.  I've got a few of those so maybe I'll get one of these Revell kits and see for myself.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 04, 2019, 10:12:16 am
My resin Beaufighter conversion parts have *finally* arrived from Alleycat after a seven week wait - the money went out of the account within a day or two and I have to wait nearly two months for delivery?    I'm not happy with this at all - he really needs a better business model when the likes of, say Freightdog, can have the relevant bits out within days.  And it's not just me either as I know quite a few people who are decidedly unhappy with the wait.

There's quite a few other bits and bobs I'd like from him, but frankly, I'm not putting up with the wait.  Never again.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on March 04, 2019, 12:42:19 pm
Today arrived my Freightdog Avro 720 rocket fighter. Very nice kit I must say. Just one thing though, is it supposed to have building instructions with it? I can work out where everything is supposed to go just about, but maybe I am missing something. There is a painting guide however. This might be fleet air arm yet.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on March 04, 2019, 10:36:48 pm
Picked up the Full Set of F-Toys 1/144 scale Fiat CR.42's. They are not going to remain Italian...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on March 05, 2019, 01:29:40 am

And if anyone knows anything about the origins of the Catalina, if it is a Revell brand new tool or is say someone elses reboxed i'd be glad to know.


The 'Big Book' seems to indicate it's their own tooling, but it's not new. Does your boxing have any of these numbers; H-107, H-211, H-227, H-576, 0277, 4370, 4520 or 4522.


http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook/Revell/Rev_Consolidated_PBY-5A_Catalina/Rev_Consolidated_PBY-5A_Catalina.html (http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook/Revell/Rev_Consolidated_PBY-5A_Catalina/Rev_Consolidated_PBY-5A_Catalina.html)

Ahem.... :angel:

Sorry Geoff, I've got no idea what is written in that link ----

The word 'Academy' is there in BFO letters.  I can't read German either, but I can read the odd English word!

For all I know it could be just comparing it to the Academy kit.  I've got a few of those so maybe I'll get one of these Revell kits and see for myself.

This page (https://www.scalemates.com/kits/revell-03902-consolidated-pby-5a-catalina--1119687) indicates it is the Academy mould.  In which case the undercarriage is a complete PiTA, made in too many separate parts and IMO not suitable to support the weight of the completed model.
I replaced the front leg with a piece of paper clip wire and reinforced the mains with lashings of epoxy but I still don't trust it to hold the thing up for more than 20 minutes.
If I build another I will source an SAC white metal set.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on March 05, 2019, 05:36:04 am

And if anyone knows anything about the origins of the Catalina, if it is a Revell brand new tool or is say someone elses reboxed i'd be glad to know.


The 'Big Book' seems to indicate it's their own tooling, but it's not new. Does your boxing have any of these numbers; H-107, H-211, H-227, H-576, 0277, 4370, 4520 or 4522.


http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook/Revell/Rev_Consolidated_PBY-5A_Catalina/Rev_Consolidated_PBY-5A_Catalina.html (http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook/Revell/Rev_Consolidated_PBY-5A_Catalina/Rev_Consolidated_PBY-5A_Catalina.html)

Ahem.... :angel:

Sorry Geoff, I've got no idea what is written in that link ----

The word 'Academy' is there in BFO letters.  I can't read German either, but I can read the odd English word!

For all I know it could be just comparing it to the Academy kit.  I've got a few of those so maybe I'll get one of these Revell kits and see for myself.

This page (https://www.scalemates.com/kits/revell-03902-consolidated-pby-5a-catalina--1119687) indicates it is the Academy mould.  In which case the undercarriage is a complete PiTA, made in too many separate parts and IMO not suitable to support the weight of the completed model.
I replaced the front leg with a piece of paper clip wire and reinforced the mains with lashings of epoxy but I still don't trust it to hold the thing up for more than 20 minutes.
If I build another I will source an SAC white metal set.

Cheers Fred, seeing as I have all those Academy kits, maybe I won't get this one afterall.  Then again, Scalemates has been wrong before ---
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on March 06, 2019, 07:04:13 am
Received from eBay

1 x 1/35 Amusing Hobby Tank FV214 Conqueror MK II

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on March 07, 2019, 08:16:01 am
3 F-Toys 1/144 scale Fiat CR.42 Falchi (Italian plural for Falco) one might stay Italian, the others are getting whiffed, to what, yet, Idk.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Hobbes on March 07, 2019, 08:26:09 am
From my LHS: Revell An-225.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 07, 2019, 08:31:38 am

From my LHS: Revell An-225.


The mind BOGGLES at what you're planning for that Harro!  :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on March 07, 2019, 09:31:10 am

From my LHS: Revell An-225.


The mind BOGGLES at what you're planning for that Harro!  :o

I'll have to get one of those ---- just because I have all the other "big" ones in 1/144 scale.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Hobbes on March 07, 2019, 09:51:26 am

From my LHS: Revell An-225.


The mind BOGGLES at what you're planning for that Harro!  :o

Well, ARK models has the Buran orbiter out, so that's one option. I'd also like to do the Interim HOTOL...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Thorvic on March 07, 2019, 03:05:33 pm

From my LHS: Revell An-225.


The mind BOGGLES at what you're planning for that Harro!  :o


Well, ARK models has the Buran orbiter out, so that's one option. I'd also like to do the Interim HOTOL...


That mean you need two 225's ?  ;), or just be clever with the mounting jigs and do alternative loads ?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on March 08, 2019, 04:38:35 am
Recently from Ebay:

Revell 1/72nd Sopwith Triplane
Revell 1/72nd Nieuport 17C

A dozen Lego propellors..... :wacko: ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Hobbes on March 08, 2019, 05:05:08 am

From my LHS: Revell An-225.


The mind BOGGLES at what you're planning for that Harro!  :o


Well, ARK models has the Buran orbiter out, so that's one option. I'd also like to do the Interim HOTOL...


That mean you need two 225's ?  ;), or just be clever with the mounting jigs and do alternative loads ?

I'm planning to do alternative loads. I'm still thinking about the engines: the HOTOL carrier had 8 engines, so I would have to make the inboard engines swappable too.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on March 09, 2019, 05:39:12 am
From Facebook

1 x 1/600 Heller Charles De Gaule aircraft carrier

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Hobbes on March 09, 2019, 10:45:35 am
Ordered an ARK Models Buran via ebay.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitbasher on March 10, 2019, 05:52:24 am
Revell Hunter ahead of either a delta Hunter or  tandem radar Hunter conversion later in the year.
Revell X-wing fighter for whiffery.

Both because I can, not that I must!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 10, 2019, 06:08:47 am
A mate gave me a complete Aeroclub Shackleton decal sheet yesterday.  Quite handy as the AEW 3 should be ready for paint in a day or so.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Steel Penguin on March 10, 2019, 09:26:27 am
the WMMS show today  so in no particular order
a 1:24 Skoda Fabia rally car,  not sure if I keep as the box rally version, re-do as the version the garage I got mine from in the forest of dean has, or just spray it carida (sp?) red and have it as one of the ones ive owned

an Airfix 1:72 TSR-2 MS ( the manga version)  need to think up a version for this one

and a Dragon 1:35 M752 launcher and missile ( Lance )  British army as part of the long term plan.

and a good day :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 10, 2019, 09:36:03 am

a 1:24 Skoda Fabia rally car,  not sure if I keep as the box rally version, re-do as the version the garage I got mine from in the forest of dean has,


Would that have been Winners then? They're all over the Forest with their adverts.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Steel Penguin on March 10, 2019, 11:34:46 am
Yup Kit   :thumbsup:   Been getting cars from them for around 20 years, Mrs SPs mum and dad got a Favorit from them when they were originally released  :o
Always had top class, no nonsense service from them. Ive a couple of friends who go down there as well, and Mrs SPs sister and hubby still go to them, and they live in Liverpool.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on March 11, 2019, 02:40:40 pm
From Facebook

1 x 1/600 Heller Charles De Gaule aircraft carrier

Gondor

Found out today that this kit is not by Heller but by Kitech. My excuse for posting the wrong information was that I simply put down what the seller had advertised it as. Still quite happy with the purchase  ;D

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Thorvic on March 11, 2019, 04:11:10 pm
From Japan

1/72 Hasegawa Rosenbauer Panther 6x6 Airfield Crash Tender
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on March 11, 2019, 04:49:57 pm
From Japan

1/72 Hasegawa Rosenbauer Panther 6x6 Airfield Crash Tender
I like the look of those Geoff, what are they like, lots of tiny bits?
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on March 12, 2019, 10:24:17 am
From eBay...

1/72 Bandai TIE Interceptor. After building one in a day last week I HAD to grab another of these little gems.
1/48 Trumpeter F-100C

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Mossie on March 12, 2019, 12:50:53 pm
From Japan

1/72 Hasegawa Rosenbauer Panther 6x6 Airfield Crash Tender

Gotta get me one of those. :wub:


I like the look of those Geoff, what are they like, lots of tiny bits?
Chris

Yep.
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/m/image/10556923
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on March 12, 2019, 03:42:16 pm
Marvelous :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kerick on March 12, 2019, 09:02:43 pm
Finally picked up the Tamiya M4A3E8 Sherman from Hobby Lobby. I've looking at this for long time now and finally said what the heck and bought it. 40% off coupon brought it in at a more reasonable price. Looks really good in the box. No idea when I might start it but no plans to whiff it so it should go quickly.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: JayBee on March 13, 2019, 07:49:18 am
To-day from the Big H, all in 1/72 :

Airfix Vampire T11
Brengun Blohm & Voss BV40 Glider fighter.
And a bundle of mask sets.

AZ Martin Baker Mb-5 X3
Brengun BV40
Eduard  Vampire T11  X2 for Airfix
     F4U-4 Corsiar for Revel
    OV-10 for Academy X2
    A-37 for Academy
    EE Lightning F.2A for Airfix
    EE Lightning F.6 for Airfix
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nick on March 13, 2019, 07:57:56 am
To-day from the Big H, all in 1/72 :

Airfix Vampire T11
Brengun Blohm & Voss BV40 Glider fighter.
And a bundle of mask sets.

AZ Martin Baker Mb-5 X3
Brengun BV40
Eduard  Vampire T11  X2 for Airfix
     F4U-4 Corsiar for Revel
    OV-10 for Academy X2
    A-37 for Academy
    EE Lightning F.2A for Airfix
    EE Lightning F.6 for Airfix

That should keep you going for a month or two!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: JayBee on March 13, 2019, 11:55:02 am
To-day from the Big H, all in 1/72 :

Airfix Vampire T11
Brengun Blohm & Voss BV40 Glider fighter.
And a bundle of mask sets.

AZ Martin Baker Mb-5 X3
Brengun BV40
Eduard  Vampire T11  X2 for Airfix
     F4U-4 Corsiar for Revel
    OV-10 for Academy X2
    A-37 for Academy
    EE Lightning F.2A for Airfix
    EE Lightning F.6 for Airfix

That should keep you going for a month or two!

Nah! For me certainly at least a few years. If I last that long of course!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on March 13, 2019, 01:06:05 pm
OTW: 1/144 Minicraft A6M2 Zero/Zeke
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TallEng on March 13, 2019, 02:09:08 pm
1 Revell C54D Skymaster in 1/72 for €23 including postage :thumbsup:
So hard to resist ;D
possibly RAF in transport command? (I know they had a couple for a bit)
or RW British Eagle?
Dunno: have to see where the Mojo leads me :rolleyes:

regards
Keith
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on March 14, 2019, 02:54:20 am
From BNA Model World.
1/48 Tamiya Russian 1.5T Cargo Truck.
1/35 DEP resin sagged steel wheels for Meng Hilux
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 14, 2019, 07:53:29 pm
Acquired from Radleigh on Britmodeller:

Maquette Vickers Viking

Now I already have one of these in the stash and it's rough but the one I got today is a bit more refined.  Not sure where the decals in my old one went but this one has some for the King's Flight, so they may well go on the Magna one I got a few weeks back.

Plus some decals off ebay for Beaufighters and Australian Spitfires. 

I'm also awaiting an Aeroclub Avro Anson C.19. Woohoo!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on March 15, 2019, 03:31:30 am
From Shapeways (Ranchoth's Arsenal):

2 x 1/72nd scale AVPRO EXINT pods, one open and one closed.  :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Thorvic on March 15, 2019, 03:14:36 pm
From Facebook

1 x 1/600 Heller Charles De Gaule aircraft carrier

Gondor

Found out today that this kit is not by Heller but by Kitech. My excuse for posting the wrong information was that I simply put down what the seller had advertised it as. Still quite happy with the purchase  ;D

Gondor

 It's actually a Chinese pantographed version of the Heller 1/400 kit to 1/600 with a one piece hull for motorization. Its not actually that bad a kit, I built a couple of them, including one for Canadarama on here many many years ago
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rick Lowe on March 15, 2019, 03:18:48 pm
Received the R/C propellers I ordered after Flyer's telling me where some could be found, so now I have to decide which to use and how best to cut them down a bit; but at least I'm not fiddling around with separate blades!

A couple of curved magazines for Nerf guns. They look a whole lot better than the straight ones that come with the toys.

And a 1/35 resin Tank crew Girl sitting with a guitar. Not sure where she'll end up, but she may well become a camping/hippy type in the long run.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: seadude on March 15, 2019, 05:35:47 pm
Ordered the Very Fire 1/350 scale USS Montana battleship kit from Freetime Hobbies earlier on Monday, and recieved it yesterday. Only about $175 total. Probably won't get to build it till later this year in the Fall. Right now, I've got lots of other projects that need finishing.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kerick on March 15, 2019, 06:05:15 pm
For $175 it better walk the dog for you!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: seadude on March 15, 2019, 06:41:02 pm
For $175 it better walk the dog for you!

Actually, it was $159 + $15 shipping. The detail of the kit is quite remarkable considering this is a what if never existed ship. Though after careful examination of some sprues, Very Fire did screw some stuff up. For example, there is no clear canopy piece for the two floatplanes. All you get to "form" a canopy for the planes is two photoetch "birdcage" pieces that you bend to form into a canopy shape. Then if you actually want windows in that canopy birdcage frame, a person would have to add a very tiny drop of Micro Krystal Kleer in the photoetch framework to simulate a window.  :banghead:
Screw the kit floatplanes. I'm going to look for better aftermarket planes instead.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on March 16, 2019, 07:25:55 am
From Facebook

1 x 1/600 Heller Charles De Gaule aircraft carrier

Gondor

Found out today that this kit is not by Heller but by Kitech. My excuse for posting the wrong information was that I simply put down what the seller had advertised it as. Still quite happy with the purchase  ;D

Gondor

 It's actually a Chinese pantographed version of the Heller 1/400 kit to 1/600 with a one piece hull for motorization. Its not actually that bad a kit, I built a couple of them, including one for Canadarama on here many many years ago

Thanks for that info Thorvic  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on March 16, 2019, 09:30:54 am
From Japan via eBay, Bandai 1/72 A-Wing fighter. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on March 17, 2019, 03:53:04 am
Only two kits at Southern Expo yesterday

Airfix 1/48 Hunter. My second one and whilst the first will be out of the box, or maybe with aftermarket transfers, this will be a what if ? Was talking with Mike M yesterday and we discussed the possibility of a 20th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein commemorative scheme. So get some suitable Hurricane 1/48 transfers and then Mid Stone/Dark Earth/Azure Blue  ;D

Airfix 1/72 Typhoon (the proper one by Hawker  ;)) Yes I know I've built 2 of these and at least 6 of the Academy ones but it's one of my favourite aircraft and it's a lovely kit. This is the latest boxing with the rather nice immediate post War 245  Sqd markings. So real world.

Also various bits and bobs, paint, tools etc
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 17, 2019, 04:00:15 am

Airfix 1/48 Hunter. My second one and whilst the first will be out of the box, or maybe with aftermarket transfers, this will be a what if ? Was talking with Mike M yesterday and we discussed the possibility of a 20th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein commemorative scheme. So get some suitable Hurricane 1/48 transfers and then Mid Stone/Dark Earth/Azure Blue  ;D


Will it have twin 40 mm cannon pods under the wings?  ;D ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on March 17, 2019, 04:07:14 am

Airfix 1/48 Hunter. My second one and whilst the first will be out of the box, or maybe with aftermarket transfers, this will be a what if ? Was talking with Mike M yesterday and we discussed the possibility of a 20th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein commemorative scheme. So get some suitable Hurricane 1/48 transfers and then Mid Stone/Dark Earth/Azure Blue  ;D


Will it have twin 40 mm cannon pods under the wings?  ;D ;)

We didn't discuss that  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on March 17, 2019, 09:13:12 am
From a sale at Squadron:

Eduard Weekend Edition MiG 21MF with Slovenian markings...it's a very attractive scheme out of the box, so I may add it to the self as is for a little variety.  Or...I might recreate the ETPS MiG 21 I did in 1/72 for the OWGB many moons ago...

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 17, 2019, 10:04:12 am
Awaiting from Freightdog:
2 x Avro Lincoln wheels

Need these to complete a pair of Lancasters later in the year.  I need more but I also need some Aeroclub props too and they're like rocking horse dung.

And ebay informs me I've just won a Contrail Vickers Warwick.  Which is nice.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nick on March 17, 2019, 11:36:55 am
All I bought at Southern Expo was £4 worth of raffle tickets. And I won, twice!  :thumbsup: ;D

1/48 Red Arrows 50th anniversary gift set with Gnat and Hawk from the 2014 season. Think I might sell this.

1/64  :o Revell North American X-15. Might do this for the current group build, possibly with a Zell launcher.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on March 17, 2019, 01:07:38 pm
Managed to pick up a couple of kits I bought from Weaver back in October

2 x 1/72  Airfix PR Mk XiX Spitfires

Admitidly the kits were transported north by TSRJoe so its not supprising that it took so long to get hold of them after he picked them up from Weaver at Telford.

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 18, 2019, 06:40:44 am

Admitidly the kits were transported north by TSRJoe so its not supprising that it took so long to get hold of them after he picked them up from Weaver at Telford.


 :o Pigeon post would have been faster! Even Snail Post!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: silverwindblade on March 18, 2019, 07:01:00 am
Had a bit of a binge lately, as came into some money. Set myself up with a few long-wanted kits.
1/48 Zvezda Yak-130 Mitten
1/48 Skunkmodels HH-60
1/48 Hasegawa Sea-King
1/48 Trumpy Grumman HU-16 Albatross - bought from a friend selling off all of his 1/48. Includes the resin forward fuselage replacement.
1/48 Hobbyboss F-14A Tomcat, to replace one that got destroyed during my house move.
1/48 Revell B-1B Lancer - got this off of Facebook. MIB for £57.00 posted...! Picked up some aftermarket from Hannants for it too.
1/48 Academy F-117 Nighthawk - off of Ebay for £7.00. No box, decals, or instructions. No worries, pretty sure I can manage xD

Also got the 1/35 Tiger Models Combat Boat 90. Beautiful.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 18, 2019, 07:39:07 am
Two cans of Halfords primer and a couple of pots of Humbrol Acrylic.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on March 18, 2019, 08:14:36 am
Oh well, there goes another chunk of cash: :-\

1 x Evolution Miniatures 1/35 US Marines Humvee Crew in Fight (Afghanistan, Iraq 2003-2005) Set #1 (2 Figures) (EM-35061)
1 x Evolution Miniatures 1/35 US Special Forces Operator in Fight (Afghanistan 2001-2003) Vol.3 x1 figure (EM-35086)
1 x Master Box 1/35 Modern US Infantry "Under Fire" (MB 35193)
1 x Master Box 1/35 Modern US Infantrymen - Cordon and Search (4 figures + 1 dog) (MB 35154)
1 x Master Box 1/35 Present Day German Bundeswehr Military Men (5 figures) (MB 35195)
1 x Master Box 1/35 "No Soldier Left Behind - MWD Down" (4 Figures+1 Dog) (MB 35181)
2 x DEF Model 1/35 IDF M48/M60 Magach Urdan Cupola set (DEF-DM35074)
1 x Legend Productions 1/35 IDF Magach 6B Gal Batash Detail Set for Academy #13281 (LF1289)
2 x Scale Aircraft Conversion 1/48 PBY-5A,OA-10A Catalina Landing Gear (White Metal) for Revell/Monogram (SAC-48068) - NOT for a Catalina
2 x Quick Boost 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I Early Exhaust for Airfix kit (QB48510)
1 x Master Models 1/48 Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer - Pitot Tube and Refueling Probe (AM-48-100)

 :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 18, 2019, 03:52:46 pm
Haven't bought any kits in quite some time, too damn poor 'round these parts!  ;D ;D  I did break down and get a pair of these, however:

(https://i.imgur.com/CJMpy2O.jpg) 

Won't be in the stash long. As luck would have it, there are some very delicate parts like gun barrels on the helo I'm building so I'm glad these showed up today.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 18, 2019, 05:06:51 pm
Ebay says I've won a collection of four rather old and basic resin kits - by the looks of the photo, they're all 1980s vintage Czechmaster as they look very like Czech moulding.

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/BesAAOSwdmdchsXW/s-l1600.jpg)

It comprises:
BP Defiant
Martin Baker MB5
Spitfire mk XII
and I think it's a Heston Phoenix.

Really only bid on it for the Spitfire as it looks to be a rare one I've never seen.  Not sure what I'll do with the Phoenix, but an Army spotter in Korea is a neat idea.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 19, 2019, 12:08:55 am
Bought these two a couple of weeks ago.....

1/72 HobbyBoss F-14D
1/72 Dragon SeaKing Commando HC4
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 19, 2019, 03:25:34 am
Got an Italeri 1:72 F-19 kit. Will certainly be modded with extended wings.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 19, 2019, 10:42:00 am

....... Will certainly be modded with extended wings.


Yeeeeaaaah!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on March 19, 2019, 11:54:01 am
Rescued from the post office today

1 x 1/72 Antares Models Arado Ar 234 V 16 cresant wing protatype

to be used with a Dragon Ar 234 I got relativly cheap on facebook

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 20, 2019, 12:40:45 am

....... Will certainly be modded with extended wings.


Yeeeeaaaah!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

No extasy, please - don't expect too much in this case.
OOB there are hardly any wings at all on this model, anything added will certainly help. The canards and probably the fins will need changes, too...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Hobbes on March 20, 2019, 01:33:26 am
Ordered an ARK Models Buran via ebay.

And it's arrived already, a month before its ETA.  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on March 21, 2019, 12:53:34 am
A box arrived from Hannants.

I ordered a 1/72 Lockheed Viking canopy mask (couldn't find one here, honest) and it was obviously scared to travel on it's own as it arrived in the company of a Tamiya Shturmovik and a ModelsVit Bartini Beriev VVA-14 (both also 1/72 natch).  No idea how that happened...
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7875/33556785128_869eb6faf5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/T8ii7Q)Shuturmovik (https://flic.kr/p/T8ii7Q) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7844/33556785608_0cc29112dd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/T8iig7)VVA-14 (https://flic.kr/p/T8iig7) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on March 21, 2019, 01:39:29 am
Know what you mean, Fred. It's amazing how fearful plastic model kits are of solo travel & always seem to come in groups. :angel:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on March 21, 2019, 06:32:56 am
That BBA-14 is an amazing looking beast  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on March 21, 2019, 10:09:59 am
A box arrived from Hannants.

I ordered a 1/72 Lockheed Viking canopy mask (couldn't find one here, honest) and it was obviously scared to travel on it's own as it arrived in the company of a Tamiya Shturmovik and a ModelsVit Bartini Beriev VVA-14 (both also 1/72 natch).  No idea how that happened...
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7875/33556785128_869eb6faf5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/T8ii7Q)Shuturmovik (https://flic.kr/p/T8ii7Q) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7844/33556785608_0cc29112dd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/T8iig7)VVA-14 (https://flic.kr/p/T8iig7) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
I have one of those vva-14, part built stuck under my modelling chair. It's been there over a year, as it would not go together properly. The main culprits are the sponsons where they attach to the main hull, and the landing gear is terrible too.
Have fun Fred.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 21, 2019, 10:37:56 am
I had been contemplating getting one of those myself!  Build it now!  (After the Eagle)   ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kerick on March 21, 2019, 10:59:48 am
Even if you build that OOB it will still look like a whiff! It’s tempting but I have too many other things going on.....
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on March 22, 2019, 01:05:43 am
...
I have one of those vva-14, part built stuck under my modelling chair. It's been there over a year, as it would not go together properly. The main culprits are the sponsons where they attach to the main hull, and the landing gear is terrible too.
Have fun Fred.
Chris

Glued to the chair?  You should use less adhesive...
 ;D

I have read the reviews and most of them say fit is "challenging".

Even if you build that OOB it will still look like a whiff! It’s tempting but I have too many other things going on.....
I had been contemplating getting one of those myself!  Build it now!  (After the Eagle)   ;D
I've been looking at photos and reading up on it.  I'm tempted to build it with the twelve lift jets which were never provided IRL.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on March 22, 2019, 02:22:55 am
Yeah, the chair underside is one of the few things it will actually stick to. I was forever sticking the weapons pylons back on it as they were not happy about being there.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on March 22, 2019, 06:37:53 am
I was forever sticking the weapons pylons back on it as they were not happy about being there.
Chris

Maybe it's a pacifist ?  ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on March 22, 2019, 11:01:42 am
I was forever sticking the weapons pylons back on it as they were not happy about being there.
Chris



Maybe it's a pacifist ?  ;)
;D ;D ;D
It's certainly something that begins with the same letter
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: KiwiZac on March 22, 2019, 08:56:07 pm
This arrived a couple of days ago and is already on the bench, my apologies for not posting on the day of. It was NZ$6 in an online auction with a $1 reserve...use your preferred currency converter to see what a bargain I think this is  8)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7926/46501711175_03e5c59689_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dRcqCX)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2dRcqCX) by Zac Yates (https://www.flickr.com/photos/83399146@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on March 23, 2019, 02:51:12 am
That would have been good value at 1/72 Zac at 1/48 it's  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Steel Penguin on March 23, 2019, 07:18:26 am
a trip into Parrabellum and
a MPC 22" Eagle with cargo load kit
a 1:48 Elco 40`  to do a black lagoon conversion on,  will need to get crew for it though
and Tamiya  1:48 type16 8 wheeled  recon vehicle, and a 1:48 cargo Humvee
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nick on March 23, 2019, 09:09:33 am
This arrived a couple of days ago and is already on the bench, my apologies for not posting on the day of. It was NZ$6 in an online auction with a $1 reserve...use your preferred currency converter to see what a bargain I think this is  8)

Stingbat!

£3.50!!!  :o :rolleyes: <_< ;D  You got a very good deal there Zac!

One word of warning - Warp.
More words of warning  ;) - Both the ones I had suffer from the fuselage halves being bent outwards like banananananas. A good soak in hot water and weighing it down will help.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on March 23, 2019, 10:02:09 am
A few nice kits arrived today...

From eBay: 
Kinetic F/A-18A/B.  Likely to be built as a late 80s RN B model

From the big Spring Clearance Sale at Squadron:
HobbyBoss Red Arrows Hawk
Hobby Boss A-1A (AMX)
Trumpeter DH Sea Hornet NF.21

all in 1/48
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 23, 2019, 05:02:57 pm
From Uncle Frank:

Caracal DH Devon Pt 2

From Freightdog
Lincoln wheels - 2 sets.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: KiwiZac on March 23, 2019, 07:01:53 pm
One word of warning - Warp.
More words of warning  ;) - Both the ones I had suffer from the fuselage halves being bent outwards like banananananas. A good soak in hot water and weighing it down will help.
Dry fit is easy and each half is straight as a die. I think I was lucky!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 24, 2019, 10:33:47 am
From today's Stoke on Trent Show....

1/35 Academy M163 Vulcan Air Defense System
1/35 Academy M981 FISTV Team Support Vehicle
[both these items are based on a M113 chassis and body]

1/35 Revell MARS [German MLRS version]
1/72 Eduard Me-110G Heavy Day Fighter [decent kit for once as Me-110s go]
1/72 Heller Mirage IIIE/R/5 [the kit with many noses  ;) ]

and a few accessories as well.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on March 24, 2019, 11:59:01 am
From the Stoke-On-Trent show today:

Italeri 1/72nd B-58 Hustler
Hasegawa 1/72nd RA-5C Vigilante
Italeri 1/72nd F-5E Tiger II (no decals so very cheap)
Entex 1/144th "MiG-23 Flipper" (i.e. a misidentified Ye-152A) - nostalgia buy, since I remember screwing one up as a kid....
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on March 25, 2019, 02:33:05 am
Having nearly used up all my PPP on the Rotodyne I dropped into the LHS to get some more.
They were out, but I did pick up some evergreen 1mm x 0.5mm strips, chisel blades for my exacto and a 1/72 Hobby Boss Mil Mi-4A.
The Mil looks good in the box with a nice level of detail.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on March 26, 2019, 02:42:44 am
It grew again today in a minor way.  And I spent no money (my favourite form of growth).
I opened an F8 Crusader from the "Hasegawa box art and font" collection to borrow some bombs and found two kits in the box (one with fuselage halves glued together).
Now that's a turnip for the books.
I open and check everything I buy so i'm not sure how I missed that.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 26, 2019, 03:34:49 am
Score!!!!! I got a Lansen kit like that once. Box seemed heavy for some reason so I checked it out and two complete kits crammed off in there.  ;D ;D


Go buy some toilet paper!!! I mean, lotto tikets!!!!! 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on March 26, 2019, 04:12:58 am
From Freightdog: 1/72nd Hunter F.4 conversion kit

From Elheim Miniatures:

2 x 1/72nd Post-apocalypse quad-bike/gyrocopter pilots
1 x 1/72nd EOD robot



Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 26, 2019, 05:36:43 am
Ebay says I've won a CMR Seafire IIc.  Which is nice.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on March 26, 2019, 07:04:01 am
to borrow some bombs

And your'e going to give them back ?  ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Bungle on March 26, 2019, 10:23:19 am
Got one of my Holy Grail kits !

1/72 Max Holste Broussard  resin kit by Model Art https://www.scalemates.com/kits/model-art-decal-system-ma-kit-008-max-holste-mh1521-broussard--195233 (https://www.scalemates.com/kits/model-art-decal-system-ma-kit-008-max-holste-mh1521-broussard--195233)

on the few times I've seen these on ebay they've sold for £80+ . Got it on a Buy-it-now for  lot, lot less.

Oh and Lee (aka The Wooksta!) you beat me on that CMK resin 4 kits.... I got all the others from that seller. I love these old rough and ready garage resins so if you want to move them on.....
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 27, 2019, 01:11:04 am
I've not been building lately because i'm "homeless" at the moment but there are some kits i can't say no to... This one will probably be a RW build as one of the PoAF's Vipers.

(https://i.imgur.com/GmfY4uX.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on March 27, 2019, 02:20:25 am
to borrow some bombs

And your'e going to give them back ?  ;)

In the same way I used to give back the cigarettes i'd borrow when I was a smoker, yes.   :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Chaos on March 27, 2019, 06:03:57 am
New at my Stash.
(https://s17.directupload.net/images/190327/ryuvgtu7.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s16.directupload.net/images/190327/ec9atb5u.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s16.directupload.net/images/190327/ia2ywihz.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s16.directupload.net/images/190327/ibe56rvb.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)

(https://s17.directupload.net/images/190327/oucfcww3.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s17.directupload.net/images/190327/5s5t8kxc.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s16.directupload.net/images/190327/ya47xifx.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s16.directupload.net/images/190327/thro5kdd.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)

(https://s16.directupload.net/images/190327/lfsj9s7f.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s16.directupload.net/images/190327/qm5wi3js.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s17.directupload.net/images/190327/gxp4aoh9.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s17.directupload.net/images/190327/vkdtpah8.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 27, 2019, 08:15:31 am
Stumbled upon KP's MiG-21 3-in-1 joy pack and simply could not resist (the mold looks decent!), and I added a Mistercraft 1:72 Me 262 B-1a for just EUR 6,-, which actually is the Heller night fighter kit, complete with antlers. The latter will probably end up as a CS-92 in Israeli colors.  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on March 27, 2019, 11:11:53 am
Received from the Big yellow H

1 x 1/72 Sword Harrier T.Mk.2/2A/4/4N

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on March 28, 2019, 02:50:30 am
From BNA model world.

Zero Paint Jet Black
Zero Paint Starsky & Hutch Red
Vallejo light rust wash
Eduard canopy masks for Hobby Boss Mil Mi-8
Pavla resin troop seats for Hobby Boss Mil Mi-8

Zero Paints are fantastic airbrush ready paints with a wide range of colours specifically tailored for model cars.  They are made in the UK and sold through Hiroboy who used to ship them to me but now refuse to send them downunder.  Spot Model in Spain will still send them to me but it seems BNA model world here in Melbourne have become a stockist.  Unfortunately someone beat me to the Candy colours I really want.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on March 28, 2019, 07:31:12 am
Just ordered from BNA Model World, 2 of my "Back in Stock Notification Subscriptions" (there are about 30 more waiting for the items to be re-stocked);

1 x AFV Club 1/35 IDF Magach 6 BAT (AFV-AF35309)
1 x Panda Hobby 1/35 M1296 Stryker Dragoon IFV (PH35045)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on March 29, 2019, 04:12:04 am
Just ordered from BNA Model World, 2 of my "Back in Stock Notification Subscriptions" (there are about 30 more waiting for the items to be re-stocked);

1 x AFV Club 1/35 IDF Magach 6 BAT (AFV-AF35309)
1 x Panda Hobby 1/35 M1296 Stryker Dragoon IFV (PH35045)

That is an evil system and it's use should be discouraged for the good of my pocket.
Having said that, it's not as bad as Hobby Link Japans's system which lets you order stuff on back order that you then forget about until you get a demand for payment 3 months later.  At least with BNA you have the option to not order it.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on March 29, 2019, 07:30:28 am
Just ordered from BNA Model World, 2 of my "Back in Stock Notification Subscriptions" (there are about 30 more waiting for the items to be re-stocked);

1 x AFV Club 1/35 IDF Magach 6 BAT (AFV-AF35309)
1 x Panda Hobby 1/35 M1296 Stryker Dragoon IFV (PH35045)

That is an evil system and it's use should be discouraged for the good of my pocket.
Having said that, it's not as bad as Hobby Link Japans's system which lets you order stuff on back order that you then forget about until you get a demand for payment 3 months later.  At least with BNA you have the option to not order it.

I know my wallet screams whenever I get one of these notifications - I scream if I don't get 2 or 3 (total_value≥$150), 'coz I'm a tight-@r$3 who doesn't like to pay for postage. ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Hobbes on March 29, 2019, 08:02:06 am
From my LHS:

Airfix Phantom FG.1
Revel Embraer 190
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 29, 2019, 10:35:27 am
Set of masks for my Civil Gunship.  :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 29, 2019, 03:57:51 pm
Ebay says I've just won another Formaplane Hastings.  I am now replete with them so at least one is suitable for whiffing purposes.  I didn't win the Warwick the same seller had.  On reflection, I'd rather have the Warwick but, hey, sure I'll manage to get one at a later date.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 30, 2019, 01:33:07 am
Unexpectedly won a vintage Novo P-61 on ev!lbay for just EUR 5,-. Another donor bank!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on March 30, 2019, 03:11:34 am
New at my Stash.

(https://s16.directupload.net/images/190327/ec9atb5u.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)


Particularly like the look of this one
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nils on March 30, 2019, 11:18:35 am
added today :)

-Revell 1/72 IAI Kfir C.2
-Hasegawa 1/72 EP-3E Orion (at 50% off  :thumbsup: )
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on March 30, 2019, 01:03:29 pm
New at my Stash.

(https://s16.directupload.net/images/190327/ec9atb5u.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)


Particularly like the look of this one

Long time ago, talking 60's, my Dad had taken me to Bovington Tank Museum. There was a display of a British WWI tank and there was also something that looked like that German one which IIRC was shell damaged. Looking on their website and there's no mention of it now.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on March 30, 2019, 05:43:26 pm
IIRC the only surviving A7V is here in Australia.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on March 30, 2019, 07:24:00 pm
Bovington has a modern replica of an A7V, but it was only built in 2009 according to Wikipedia.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: rickshaw on March 30, 2019, 11:44:29 pm
Bovington has a modern replica of an A7V, but it was only built in 2009 according to Wikipedia.

The Germans copied Mephisto, the sole surviving A7 in Brisbane back in the early 1990s IIRC.   They then built an accurate replica which they have on display in Germany.  I am unsure if they created more, which is perhaps what the Bovington one might be.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 31, 2019, 04:22:26 am

IIRC the only surviving A7V is here in Australia.


Why, and who drove it there, and how long did the trip take?  :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on March 31, 2019, 04:26:32 am
After WW1 a bunch of ANZACs, mistaking it for a shed, liberated it and brought it back here thinking it would be a good place to store the regimental lawnmower.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on March 31, 2019, 05:46:02 am
Bovington has a modern replica of an A7V, but it was only built in 2009 according to Wikipedia.

That's the one I've seen then.

I've just never seen the Krupp designation used before. Maybe Meng will come out with the Henschel version ?  ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on March 31, 2019, 05:46:59 am
After WW1 a bunch of ANZACs, mistaking it for a shed, liberated it and brought it back here thinking it would be a good place to store the regimental lawnmower.

It may well be April 1st in Aus, but it isn't over here yet.  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on March 31, 2019, 08:28:13 am
The one I saw was back in the 1960's (I'm thinking early 60's too) --- so couldn't be the newer replica.  My Dad only took us anywhere if it was a ' special occasion', but I can't remember what it was
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on March 31, 2019, 12:28:36 pm
Bovington has a modern replica of an A7V, but it was only built in 2009 according to Wikipedia.

The Germans copied Mephisto, the sole surviving A7 in Brisbane back in the early 1990s IIRC.   They then built an accurate replica which they have on display in Germany.  I am unsure if they created more, which is perhaps what the Bovington one might be.

No, the Bovington one was built by a British company who specialise in restoring old military vehicles. Looking at it, it's very convincing, but the tracks are much too thin. This doesn't seem to inconvenience it much though, since it's structure is apparently mostly plywood... ;D

Video of it moving: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztkKJUQB4rU

Here's David Fletcher talking about the real thing in front of the replica: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXO9VK1uyFs
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Chaos on April 01, 2019, 10:50:13 am
New at my stash
(https://s17.directupload.net/images/190401/fo3ycamv.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s17.directupload.net/images/190401/ic7odkcy.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s16.directupload.net/images/190401/tnoe6s3x.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 01, 2019, 02:19:20 pm
Some Golden Oldies you've got there Chaos.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 01, 2019, 03:12:38 pm
Ebay says I've won several Sword Spitfires - a IXe and a Vc RAAF - and a CMR Seafire FR47.  The latter is one of the 1996 toolings, and thus is correct for a Spitfire 24 - this is one I always keep an eye out for and I've acquired quite a few over the years.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 02, 2019, 12:45:00 am
A very cheap Heller 1:72 Ar 96 joined the pile. Considering an RAF livery, as recently cooked up by PantherG.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on April 02, 2019, 01:05:17 am
My restock of PPP arrived from Northern Beaches Hobby Centre via Evil-Bay.
And because one never just buys one thing from a Hobby Shop it was accompanied by a Zvezda 1/72 medieval lifeboat.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on April 03, 2019, 04:08:17 am
And today a parcel from Hobby Link Japan.
This contained  the following.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7815/40562400353_0feed47c8b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24NmUse)Meng Pick Up (https://flic.kr/p/24NmUse) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
This is an (unlicensed) Toyota HiLux in 1/35.  It comes complete with everything shown on the box art.  I will be building it as the escort vehicle for the KrAz truck towing the D9 Dozer.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7830/46612886315_013eece9d5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2e22e8H)Bandai Tiltrotor Pack (https://flic.kr/p/2e22e8H) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
I got these for kit bashing.  What Dizz didn't tell us when he used them on his Kamen Tiltrotor was that  each set contains two spare sets of rotors.  Woohoo!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Snowtrooper on April 03, 2019, 05:57:28 am
What Dizz didn't tell us when he used them on his Kamen Tiltrotor was that  each set contains two spare sets of rotors.  Woohoo!
Contra-rotating tiltrotors? :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 03, 2019, 06:37:20 am
What Dizz didn't tell us when he used them on his Kamen Tiltrotor was that  each set contains two spare sets of rotors.  Woohoo!

And there are chainsaws, too...!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on April 04, 2019, 05:13:29 am
From various Ebay sellers:

2 x Pavla 1/72nd 30mm DEFA gun pods for the MB-326K
2 x 1/72nd 90mm tank gun barrels
2 x sheets of Ska-themed decals
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 04, 2019, 05:40:05 am
I've been so strapped for money that I've not been buying any model stuff. These are only the 3rd and 4th kits the entire year (I do believe.... only others where the Seneca and Beluga if not mistaken). Also, bought a circle cutter for making round masks.

(https://i.imgur.com/a68wY6y.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rUO7pvz.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on April 04, 2019, 05:47:10 am
I don't often use my Olfa circle cutter, but when I do it's a good tool  :thumbsup: Works well on thin plasticard as well.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 04, 2019, 05:48:39 am
LOTS of very expensive ink cartridges for my various printers.  :banghead:

The manufacturers are surely milking the market for older printers, I reckon the cartridges are now THREE times as expensive as they were when I first bought the printers.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on April 04, 2019, 05:59:46 am
LOTS of very expensive ink cartridges for my various printers.  :banghead:

The manufacturers are surely milking the market for older printers, I reckon the cartridges are now THREE times as expensive as they were when I first bought the printers.

Tell me about it mate ! My old printer (10 years old or more ?) has finally given up printing colour (ok for black) so I'm looking for a new, basic and cheapish one. One of the things I'm factoring in is refill costs.

Last couple of years I've been using Clas Ohlson refill's. Not as cheap as some but they fill them up so they do last and are excellent value.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 04, 2019, 06:03:56 am
I don't often use my Olfa circle cutter, but when I do it's a good tool  :thumbsup: Works well on thin plasticard as well.
You don't say?! Ha!!! Never would have guessed that one. I'll remember that tip for future use. Just so happens I have some 0.25 stuff that's about as thick as decent paper.

Might be awhile before I use it, but I'm looking forward to it. I can recall a few times where I wish I had a way to cut tape into circles or cut circles OUT of the tape. This won't be an every-day tool, but will be quite useful for when I DO need it.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on April 04, 2019, 06:19:55 am
This won't be an every-day tool, but will be quite useful for when I DO need it.

That's exactly how mine gets used and this is one of those tools we were discussing earlier where you really do get what you pay for  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Mossie on April 04, 2019, 08:05:44 am
Bovington has a modern replica of an A7V, but it was only built in 2009 according to Wikipedia.

The Germans copied Mephisto, the sole surviving A7 in Brisbane back in the early 1990s IIRC.   They then built an accurate replica which they have on display in Germany.  I am unsure if they created more, which is perhaps what the Bovington one might be.

No, the Bovington one was built by a British company who specialise in restoring old military vehicles. Looking at it, it's very convincing, but the tracks are much too thin. This doesn't seem to inconvenience it much though, since it's structure is apparently mostly plywood... ;D

Video of it moving: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztkKJUQB4rU

Here's David Fletcher talking about the real thing in front of the replica: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXO9VK1uyFs

The tank museum A7V was built for War Horse, along with the Mark IV in the video.  The tank museum were asked to use their original Mk IV but declined as they stopped running it some years back as it's becoming frail.  They advised on the replicas on the basis that they could buy them after filming was complete.  They used the running gear from something modern, hence the tracks look a little weedy (and probably perform much better than the original).
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Mossie on April 04, 2019, 08:15:44 am
Bovington has a modern replica of an A7V, but it was only built in 2009 according to Wikipedia.

That's the one I've seen then.

I've just never seen the Krupp designation used before. Maybe Meng will come out with the Henschel version ?  ;)

Krupp built the armour for later versions, they used smaller panels.  Earlier versions had the the sides of the A7V produced as one large panel.  One difficulty for WWI tank modellers is that of only twenty A7V's made, many of them differ in detail from each other as they never geared up to full production.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rheged on April 04, 2019, 09:43:47 am
Bovington has a modern replica of an A7V, but it was only built in 2009 according to Wikipedia.

That's the one I've seen then.

I've just never seen the Krupp designation used before. Maybe Meng will come out with the Henschel version ?  ;)

Krupp built the armour for later versions, they used smaller panels.  Earlier versions had the the sides of the A7V produced as one large panel.  One difficulty for WWI tank modellers is that of only twenty A7V's made, many of them differ in detail from each other as they never geared up to full production.

This is a potential JMN boggling scenario................."No, I've modelled the eleventh A7V and you are assuming that it's the seventh one built."
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on April 05, 2019, 05:34:53 am

I've just never seen the Krupp designation used before. Maybe Meng will come out with the Henschel version ?  ;)

Krupp built the armour for later versions, they used smaller panels.  Earlier versions had the the sides of the A7V produced as one large panel.  One difficulty for WWI tank modellers is that of only twenty A7V's made, many of them differ in detail from each other as they never geared up to full production.

Cheers mate  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Mossie on April 05, 2019, 06:08:44 am
This is a potential JMN boggling scenario................."No, I've modelled the eleventh A7V and you are assuming that it's the seventh one built."

Very much so, to make life even more difficult for the poor JMN, many were modified over their lives too!

Below is a guide for converting the Emhar kits to other A7V's to give you an idea of the size of the task.  The Emhar 1/72 and 1/35 kits are an early version with the single armour plate and "bock" (pedestal) mounted main guns.  IIRC, they chose this layout because they could get the most tanks out of it, the only optional extra they provide is the exhaust silencer, several tanks just had a hole in the armour plate.
http://www.landships.info/landships/model_articles.html#

The Meng kit is a later variant, with multiple armour plates and the "sockle" gun mount.  I've built the Emhar 1/72 kit, I'd like to do "Gretchen" the only female, you need to buy two kits to do it.  I've just read on another page on the landships forum that original plans were to produce the males with two 57mm guns so that solves a problem of what to do with the spare parts!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on April 05, 2019, 08:14:36 am
Received yesterday from the Big Yellow H

2 x 1/72 Xtra Parts XP03 TF-102 Conversion sets

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 05, 2019, 09:05:59 am

2 x 1/72 Xtra Parts XP03 TF-102 Conversion sets


Compare those cockpits with those for a T4/5 Lightning and you come to the conclusion they must have been engineered in Texas. They're HUGE!  :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on April 05, 2019, 10:26:27 am
Well, if i can't build anything, i 'll buy something... this is what was delivered today... this one won't be a real world build.  :mellow:

(https://i.imgur.com/VFsa3Xi.jpg)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on April 05, 2019, 02:25:48 pm

2 x 1/72 Xtra Parts XP03 TF-102 Conversion sets


Compare those cockpits with those for a T4/5 Lightning and you come to the conclusion they must have been engineered in Texas. They're HUGE!  :o

Typical 1950's American, everything is roomy. which gives me lots of scope to use it as a basis for conversions.

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on April 06, 2019, 07:20:21 am
From a local toy shop:

Tamiya 1/100th Fiat G.91/R1/R4
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on April 06, 2019, 07:41:10 am
Rescued from the local postal sorting office an eBay purchace

1 x 1/72 Airfix F-4 Phantom FG.1

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: JayBee on April 06, 2019, 08:46:20 am

2 x 1/72 Xtra Parts XP03 TF-102 Conversion sets


Compare those cockpits with those for a T4/5 Lightning and you come to the conclusion they must have been engineered in Texas. They're HUGE!  :o

Which remindes me of the old tale, that when the P-47 Thunderbolt came into the RAF's inventory, pilots were advised "When under fire from enemy fighters.
Undo straps, and run around the cockpit to avoid the bullets" !!!!!

Typical 1950's American, everything is roomy. which gives me lots of scope to use it as a basis for conversions.

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Chris Payne on April 06, 2019, 12:20:25 pm
Managed to complete my Airfix 1/24 red box WWII kit collection this evening with finally getting my paws on the FW190. Well until next month when the Hellcat gets released.

(https://i.postimg.cc/L4D97BN3/56300116-2110359145709371-3508604117482209280-n.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 06, 2019, 03:08:36 pm
Well, if i can't build anything, i 'll buy something... this is what was delivered today... this one won't be a real world build.  :mellow:

(https://i.imgur.com/VFsa3Xi.jpg)

 :cheers:

I need me one of these in the "space saver" scale.  ;D :mellow: :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on April 06, 2019, 03:44:33 pm
Well, if i can't build anything, i 'll buy something... this is what was delivered today... this one won't be a real world build.  :mellow:

(https://i.imgur.com/VFsa3Xi.jpg)

 :cheers:

There's a school of though that holds that that wouldn't be a real world build if you built it straight out of the box.... :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on April 06, 2019, 03:48:57 pm
The only 1/72 kit i know of is the
Omega models full resin kit and while it is a space saver, it's not a money saver... Although i also think that the price seems to be too high, it is a full resin kit so i guess it's normal.

Well, if i can't build anything, i 'll buy something... this is what was delivered today... this one won't be a real world build.  :mellow:

(https://i.imgur.com/VFsa3Xi.jpg)

 :cheers:

There's a school of though that holds that that wouldn't be a real world build if you built it straight out of the box.... :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

 ;D i understand and i agree to some extent... Did these ever go into production?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on April 06, 2019, 04:06:05 pm
;D i understand and i agree to some extent... Did these ever go into production?

According to Wikipedia, only nine different serial numbers have ever been seen. Since Iran has a large stock of unflyable F-5s, the suspicion is that the Saeqeh's are actually re-build US airframes rather than true Iranian production.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 06, 2019, 06:14:09 pm
Resin..... expensive....... I'll pass.  I'll live vicariously through your build.  ;D


What I wonder about this thing are the hard data. What, exactly, are the benefits of the additional stab, and with them being canted? Are they just "playing around" or is this design somehow -actually- superior to the original configuration? Doesn't seem all too likely that Northrop would have "missed it" on the way to making the Tigershark, especially considering the mindframe on the YF-17; it's not like twin canted fins weren't on their mind already.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on April 06, 2019, 07:01:35 pm
Maybe twin canted fins were considered and rejected to a perceived conservatism on the part of potential buyers?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 06, 2019, 07:45:40 pm
That was the one caveat I had in my mind; strict adherence to "light and cheap." I still wonder if the idea even came up, considering. The Tigershark was already breaking a few of the standards applied to the original and one can't help but wonder if they tinkered a bit with the overall design while they focused on cramming that engine in there. 

I mean.... at one point they even glued some wings onto it backward so who knows?  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on April 06, 2019, 09:49:34 pm
That was the one caveat I had in my mind; strict adherence to "light and cheap." I still wonder if the idea even came up, considering. The Tigershark was already breaking a few of the standards applied to the original and one can't help but wonder if they tinkered a bit with the overall design while they focused on cramming that engine in there. 

I mean.... at one point they even glued some wings onto it backward so who knows?  ;D ;D ;D

I believe Fred may be right cause Northrop was probably thinking of keeping it as cheap and simple as possible.
I guess it's something that could've been on their minds but maybe it wasn't worth it at the time.

Oh, i've got a couple of 1/72 F-5 kits in the stash so i can steal one's tail to make this bird in that scale.  ;)

The Omega kit is here: https://omega-models.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=85&search=Saeq

Ain't the most expensive but i really prefer working with plastic, resin and CA glue aren't my favorite materials for modelling.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 06, 2019, 09:58:27 pm
Looks like they not only pinched the 'design' from Northrop but also nicked the colour scheme from the Blue Angels.............. ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on April 06, 2019, 11:48:33 pm
What I wonder about this thing are the hard data. What, exactly, are the benefits of the additional stab, and with them being canted? Are they just "playing around" or is this design somehow -actually- superior to the original configuration? Doesn't seem all too likely that Northrop would have "missed it" on the way to making the Tigershark, especially considering the mindframe on the YF-17; it's not like twin canted fins weren't on their mind already.

It's almost like they have a large stock of F-5E components that they can't do anything else with isn't?  :wacko:

Twin tails are only really of benefit if there's a wide fuselage in front of them, and only work properly if there's a decent separation between them. The YF-17/F-18 is about the narrowest fuselage on which it shows any advantage, even there they have to be canted outboard, and they then had a problem with LERX vortices battering the outside face of the fins and causing stress damage. You could make a case that the F-18 would be better off with an F-16-style single fin, and use LERX vortices and ventral fins to get high AoA stability, but then that fin would be significantly taller than on an F-16 (F-18 is longer and heavier), and that might cause problems with hanger clearance on carriers (the F-16 is nearly as tall as an F-4 already).

If you want a charitable interpretation of the Saeqeh project, then it was probably the best experience-building exercise that Iran could generate for it's up-and-coming aerospace engineers, given the limited resources available to them.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on April 06, 2019, 11:53:10 pm
Looks like they not only pinched the 'design' from Northrop but also nicked the colour scheme from the Blue Angels.............. ;)

They're probably building a big red suspension bridge right now, just so they can fly under it....
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on April 07, 2019, 04:32:08 am
Looks like they not only pinched the 'design' from Northrop but also nicked the colour scheme from the Blue Angels.............. ;)

Ahahah  :thumbsup:
me and Milady were noticing the same thing last night. As the Iranians are good friends with the US, i'd say it was a tribute... :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Hobbes on April 07, 2019, 07:02:10 am
from the IPMS Moorsele model show:
Roden 1/144 Lockheed Jetstar
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 07, 2019, 07:10:45 am
Ebay says I've won another Hastings - this time the Aircraft in Miniature re-pop of the Formaplane kit, which comes with etch, white metal, decals and resin engines.  I have enough Hastings now.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Leading Observer on April 07, 2019, 09:16:03 am
Delivered from the Big H yesterday 1/72 Brengun OKB Chelomey 16KhA "Priboy" and RS Models Blohm & Voss Ae607
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nils on April 07, 2019, 09:17:04 am
after saying hi to the What If table at IPMS Moorsele, it was time for some stash shopping  :mellow:
came home with:

-2 x Revell 1/144 Panavia Tornado (old moulds, for parts)
-Heller 1/72 Nord Noratlas
-Heller 1/100 Dassault Mystére 20
-Mistercraft 1/72 Mil Mi-8T Hip
-KP 1/72 L-29 Delfin
-Retrokit 1/144 EF-111 conversion set.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Steel Penguin on April 07, 2019, 10:22:51 am
from the cosford show
1:35 Takom G6 Rhino SPG  hmm its bigger than I thought, but still  grav tank
1:24 lambo countach   ive always thought it looked like a plane, so again grav vehicle
and a MPC Hawk fighter to go with the small space 1999 eagle
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 07, 2019, 10:24:59 am
Fresh back from the good show that is the one at the RAF Museum Cosford....

1/35 Takom FV432 Mk2/1
1/72 Sword F3H-2N/M Demon
1/72 Hasegawa F-104G 'CCV'
1/72 Sword SOC3 Seamew
1/72 Sword F3H2 Demon
1/72 AZ Model Stinson L-5 Sentinel [comes with two fuselages and canopies]
1/72 Sword FJ-3M Fury
1/72 Sword TF-9J Cougar
1/72 Sova M Jetstream 32ER [this is a rebox of the Amodel kit]

also found an ancient Xtraparts TF-102A conversion kit, and bought another desk item from the EBMA range.

managed to win an Eduard 1/72 Fokker DR.1 Triplane in the tombola.

Nice too see Steel Penguin, PR19_Kit, Mike McEvoy, Martin H and Richard.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Captain Canada on April 07, 2019, 11:11:22 am
Stopped in at Dean's in Owosso, MI on my way home from Colorado. Snagged, all 72nd scale :

Hobbycraft Tracker

Minicraft Tracker

Hasegawa Mohawk

And one each of Minicraft F-102 and F-106

Also, my Scobie Doo Productions RCN Avenger set came in.

And whilst away, I stayed pretty modest in the modelling dept. Only grabbed a wee 144th scale F-23 and the Airfix refuelling set.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 07, 2019, 01:43:49 pm
I didn't get any new kits from the Cosford show (as if I needed any.....) but I re-stocked on Tamiya tape and a couple of new, very small brushes. Also got some 'clear' paints for painting the tail lights on my brother's car model. I've never used it before so I bought two lots from different manufacturers.

Oh yes, I also picked up an F-16 conversion for the IDF version with the conformal tanks and the piggy-back electronics package, not that there's the SLIGHTEST chance of it being used on an F-16 mind you.  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on April 07, 2019, 02:36:26 pm
The one I saw was back in the 1960's (I'm thinking early 60's too) --- so couldn't be the newer replica.  My Dad only took us anywhere if it was a ' special occasion', but I can't remember what it was

Maybe what you saw was Little Willie?

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/33/Little_Willie_at_the_Tank_Museum%2C_Bovington.jpg/759px-Little_Willie_at_the_Tank_Museum%2C_Bovington.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on April 07, 2019, 03:32:38 pm
The one I saw was back in the 1960's (I'm thinking early 60's too) --- so couldn't be the newer replica.  My Dad only took us anywhere if it was a ' special occasion', but I can't remember what it was

Maybe what you saw was Little Willie?

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/33/Little_Willie_at_the_Tank_Museum%2C_Bovington.jpg/759px-Little_Willie_at_the_Tank_Museum%2C_Bovington.jpg)

No Jon, I'm quite sure about that. This one was really big and looked just like the A7V and you could put your head in through the shell holes to look inside of the thing. (at least I could get my head in 'cause I don't think I had hit my teens yet back then)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on April 08, 2019, 05:43:06 am
and RS Models Blohm & Voss Ae607

First views ? I will get one at MK hopefully
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 08, 2019, 08:15:09 am
Ebay says I've won the Arii Cessna O-2 I was bidding on.  TBH, I have zero interest in the type - I do not do US aircraft AT ALL - but know some mates who are after this kit.  One is getting it (I know he hasn't got any) and I'll hand it over in front of the other (who has several) to wind him up.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: JayBee on April 08, 2019, 08:45:01 am
'tis evil to do that kind of thing Lee.
Good fun as well!!  :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on April 08, 2019, 05:39:27 pm

Oh yes, I also picked up an F-16 conversion for the IDF version with the conformal tanks and the piggy-back electronics package, not that there's the SLIGHTEST chance of it being used on an F-16 mind you.  ;D

And there i was reading the first part of that sentence and getting all excited thinking that you'd finally surrendered to the Viper's charm...  :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 08, 2019, 06:41:47 pm

Oh yes, I also picked up an F-16 conversion for the IDF version with the conformal tanks and the piggy-back electronics package, not that there's the SLIGHTEST chance of it being used on an F-16 mind you.  ;D

And there i was reading the first part of that sentence and getting all excited thinking that you'd finally surrendered to the Viper's charm...  :wacko:

 ;D ;D   Me, too, bud!!  I did a double take.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 08, 2019, 10:54:58 pm

Oh yes, I also picked up an F-16 conversion for the IDF version with the conformal tanks and the piggy-back electronics package, not that there's the SLIGHTEST chance of it being used on an F-16 mind you.  ;D

And there i was reading the first part of that sentence and getting all excited thinking that you'd finally surrendered to the Viper's charm...  :wacko:

 ;D ;D   Me, too, bud!!  I did a double take.


I don't have the requisite F-16 kit to go with the IDF bits.  ;D

Anyway, they only have short wings..................  ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on April 09, 2019, 01:26:33 am

Oh yes, I also picked up an F-16 conversion for the IDF version with the conformal tanks and the piggy-back electronics package, not that there's the SLIGHTEST chance of it being used on an F-16 mind you.  ;D

And there i was reading the first part of that sentence and getting all excited thinking that you'd finally surrendered to the Viper's charm...  :wacko:

 ;D ;D   Me, too, bud!!  I did a double take.

 ;D It's weird, reading something from Kit where there's "F-16" in the sentence... :wacko:


I don't have the requisite F-16 kit to go with the IDF bits.  ;D

Anyway, they only have short wings..................  ;)

Aw come on, the poor thing isn't that bad, at least not as bad as the F-104... ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on April 09, 2019, 03:58:08 am
...got some 'clear' paints for painting the tail lights on my brother's car model. I've never used it before so I bought two lots from different manufacturers...

I recommend Acrylic clear paints.  I've tried both that and enamel and IMO acrylic is better as enamel tends to "glob up".
Gunze Sangyo Mr Color are my current favourites.  Although their clear orange is bit close to their clear red and I sometimes use clear yellow instead.

I went to a Model Car Club meeting last night and the bloke I give a lift to each month surprised me with the gift of a kit to say thank you.
It is a 1/12 Lindberg Fiat Dragster/Cabriolet.
(https://www.modelcars.com/model-kit/lindberg-fiat-dragster-cabriolet.jpg)

And then today the postie brought me these from the bay of evil.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7816/46654813755_e720b8c627_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2e5J7GB)SAAB Viggen Green D5 (https://flic.kr/p/2e5J7GB) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7829/32627744567_e4f2a43e83_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RHcHJ8)Mitsubishi Ki-15 Blue B3 (https://flic.kr/p/RHcHJ8) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on April 09, 2019, 05:28:14 am
From ebay: small sheet of low-vis RAF markings by ModelArt
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 09, 2019, 06:03:35 am
...got some 'clear' paints for painting the tail lights on my brother's car model. I've never used it before so I bought two lots from different manufacturers...

I recommend Acrylic clear paints.  I've tried both that and enamel and IMO acrylic is better as enamel tends to "glob up".
Gunze Sangyo Mr Color are my current favourites.  Although their clear orange is bit close to their clear red and I sometimes use clear yellow instead.


Both of mine are acrylics, one pair are Tamiya and the other are Meng. Infortunately the Tamiya stuff is far too 'clear' and will need 10-15 coats before you notice the colour, and the Meng stuff is the exact opposite, as dense as normal paint.  :banghead:


I went to a Model Car Club meeting last night and the bloke I give a lift to each month surprised me with the gift of a kit to say thank you.
It is a 1/12 Lindberg Fiat Dragster/Cabriolet.


Cracking job, that's one BIG kit IIRC!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on April 09, 2019, 06:19:05 am

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7829/32627744567_e4f2a43e83_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RHcHJ8)Mitsubishi Ki-15 Blue B3 (https://flic.kr/p/RHcHJ8) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

All these old Hasegawa boxing's you keep buying are making me quite nostalgic  :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on April 09, 2019, 08:18:12 am
Just received this... never used the stuff before but by what i've seen from others, should make smaller gaps and seams very easy to fill and clean up so i'm very curious...

(https://i.imgur.com/OtFFj41.jpg)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 09, 2019, 09:13:15 am
Won a Hasegawa 1:72 S-3A Viking on ev!lbay, w/o box, instructions and decals. But for EUR 5,- only... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nick on April 09, 2019, 09:55:39 am
Just received this... never used the stuff before but by what i've seen from others, should make smaller gaps and seams very easy to fill and clean up so i'm very curious...

Perfect Plastic Putty! It's great for the smaller gaps, dries quick too. Best part is that you can wipe it with a wet finger to smooth it out. Sands well when dry.
It also washes off your hands easy and out of clothing too if you get it before it fully sets.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: JayBee on April 09, 2019, 11:59:25 am
Twas brillig, and the slythy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:

Beware the Perfect Plastic Putty, my son!
The putty that dissolves in any wet sanding,
and leaves you sad and disconsolate.

It lures you in with it’s easy use,
 to begin with,
then spoils your day
later on.

(with all due respects to Lewis Carrol and Jabberwocky).
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Thorvic on April 09, 2019, 02:28:44 pm
Finally a decent 1/76th Bedford RL GS truck resin kit  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 09, 2019, 03:05:02 pm
I'm with Jimbo.  Tried using it on some small sinkholes but it didn't key into the plastic and fell out, so I went back to Humbrol.

It is handy for around canopies, once the Krystal Kleer has dried and you don't want to do any sanding, just clean it off with a damp cotton bud.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on April 10, 2019, 12:29:41 am
My view on PPP.

Great for small seams etc, but as Jim and Lee have said if you get to much water on it later on in the build it will "wash away".

Now I know that I don't have a problem with it, just be careful with water if working around it. Get a coat of paint on it and it's fine.

Like anything you will soon find if it suits the way you work. One advantage is that it has no smell unlike some others, particularly Tamiya.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rheged on April 10, 2019, 03:33:48 am
Twas brillig, and the slythy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:

Beware the Perfect Plastic Putty, my son!
The putty that dissolves in any wet sanding,
and leaves you sad and disconsolate.

It lures you in with it’s easy use,
 to begin with,
then spoils your day
later on.

(with all due respects to Lewis Carrol and Jabberwocky).

What is it about the collected works of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson that makes his work so appropriate to postings in Whiffworld? His  poems Jabberwocky and The Hunting of the Snark , epics in the genre of literary nonsense, are so helpful in illustrating aspects of Whiffery..
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on April 10, 2019, 04:05:47 am
Well, he was writing "literary nonsense" & what we're building is often referred to by some members of the modelling fraternity as "literally nonsense". ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on April 10, 2019, 04:48:17 am
I find PPP grips much better if I put down a light coat of primer first.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on April 10, 2019, 04:56:56 am
From ebay, two sets of Langley OO/HO railway figures:

10 x Victorian/Edwardian upper class figures

Victorian Photographer & Equipment
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on April 11, 2019, 04:02:07 am
From ebay (see this is what happens when you don't make it to Cosford...):

Job lot of 1/72nd kits at a very reasonable price:
KP Mil Mi-8
KP Aero L-39 Albatros
Dragon Modern Soviet Aircraft Weapons 3: Rockets+Bombs
Italeri Sukhoi Su-22UM-3K (i.e. two-seater with oddball weapons+recce pod)
Griffon Sukhoi Su-22 Fitter J

Also, in separate purchases:

HAT 1/72nd Renault FT-17 Tank (MG turret version) - SIX whole pieces: my kind of kit (nicely detailed though...)

Dark Dream/Orion 1/72nd Pilots Of The First World War


Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on April 11, 2019, 04:08:44 am
...Dragon Modern Soviet Aircraft Weapons 3: Rockets+Bombs...

Good score.  IME These can be hard to find.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on April 11, 2019, 07:51:13 am
Ordered & en route, due Tuesday:

3 x Reskit 1/48 Paveway-II (UK) Bomb (2pcs) for Tornado/Eurofighter/Buccaneer/Harrier kits (RS48-0047)
1 x Eduard 1/48 Beaufighter Mk.VI Seatbelts Steel Detail set for Tamiya kits (ED FE869)
3 x DioArt 1/35 Modern Australian Nam Era Combat Rations (DIO-202)
2 x DioArt 1/35 All Periods - Assorted Gauges/Dials for Vehicles and Radios (Clear Film) (DIO-037)
1 x Meng 1/35 BRITISH R-R ARMORED CAR Pattern 1914/1920 (MENG-VS010)
1 x Live Resin 1/35 US Army Modern Heads in ACH/MICH Helmet without Cover (LRE35115)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Thorvic on April 11, 2019, 02:42:09 pm
Special Hobby 1/72 Short Sunderland MK V  - very tasty :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on April 12, 2019, 04:28:28 am
From ebay, two sets of Space 1999 Eagle transfers.

These are self-adhesive rather than water-slide, but they seem quite thin and fine. The main thing I want from them are the Moonbase Alpha logos for something else.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on April 12, 2019, 04:36:34 am
...3 x DioArt 1/35 Modern Australian Nam Era Combat Rations...

With their resin rations Dio Art accurately portray all aspects of the real thing...
...including taste.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on April 12, 2019, 05:54:11 am

3 x DioArt 1/35 Modern Australian Nam Era Combat Rations (DIO-202)

1 x Meng 1/35 BRITISH R-R ARMORED CAR Pattern 1914/1920 (MENG-VS010)


On a diet ?  ;D Is there anything you can't by in the way of resin accessories now ?

Be interested in your views on the R-R when you get it.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on April 12, 2019, 05:55:36 am
Special Hobby 1/72 Short Sunderland MK V  - very tasty :thumbsup:

Honestly don't know if I will succumb yet ? She's a big beast and I'm not sure where she would go after building.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on April 12, 2019, 11:35:04 am
Gentlemen, sorry for the late reply and thank you for the tips on the PPP!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
I've recently joined the "Old Mold GB " in the Portuguese modelling forum with the Monogram 1/48 Spitfire IX and i believe that this is just the type of kit that will be perfect for me to use the PPP on. I don't want to engrave panel lines or sand away the raised detail that this kit has so it will be put to use, with attention to what you guys said. :thumbsup:

Now, back to topic, i've been bad... very bad... spent around 200€ on kits since last Monday. I've been at home recovering cause i've cracked a couple of ribs last Sunday, while working at the vineyard's anual open door event but that's a long story for another thread...  :banghead:
I'd already bought the AFV Club Saeqeh and Kinetic F-16AM this month but as i'm gonna be spending so much money on the house very soon, i can't keep on spending money on kits so, i ordered some more stuff to close my model buying season for a while. :rolleyes:
So, as i've said on an earlier post, i've ordered another AFV club kit, the 1/48 F-5E Tiger III at the same store from where the Saeqeh came from, and as that wasn't enough, i've also bought AFV's Swiss F-5E on ebay, managed to get a best offer price accepted, 10€ less than the listing price making that 31€ shipped... also bought on ebay, Academy's 1/48 KAI T-50 trainer and the 1/48 Hughes 500D TOW chopper, along with a Hobbyboss 1/72 UH-1C chopper. The Huey cost me 6,5€ shipped cause i won a 5£ voucher from ebay, supposedly for making my 145th transaction on there... i just couldn't say no to that... :rolleyes: ;D
And after reading a review of the Academy 500D chopper, i bought a CMK resin conversion set for the AH-6F/J... So now, it's the waiting game.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 12, 2019, 11:35:43 am
From a sortie to Birmingham today....

2x 1/72 Academy EA-18G [these have the latest RAAF markings which helps]
1/35 AFV Scorpion
1/72 Leopard 1A5 MBT with Biber AVLB [so two kits]
1/72 Modelcollect US airlaunched cruise missile set  :rolleyes:
1/72 Meng F-102A Case X [will use this F-102A with the Xtraparts TF-102A conversion I bought at Cosford]
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Captain Canada on April 13, 2019, 10:01:30 am
From my LHS, snagged an Airfix Harrier GR.3 and an Italeri GR.7. Love me them Harriers !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on April 14, 2019, 10:03:58 am
Not quite a model but ...

A U-shaped desk 2100mm x 2700mm x 1800mm (maybe more J-shaped; I think those were the measurements, I'll confirm later) for the new modelling room;

(After 10 years of me taking up permanent residence over 1/4-to-1/3 of the dining table & the departure from the nest of 1 x daughter, SWMBO has finally seen the Light!)

Good quality wood veneered MDF for $80; has two drawers & an adjustable-height keyboard panel; needs some minor repairs before I put it together but they'll be done (later) today.

Bargain! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on April 14, 2019, 11:30:03 am
The first kit for a long time, the 1/144 Roden VC10 K4 from the club raffle at the IPMS-Seattle Spring Show,
not bad for a $5 investment.
 :thumbsup:

 (https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ioYjLU0qpOk/WRg8_O47HuI/AAAAAAAAR6U/SCycCyhk3OQm6vOC56o_jgmSagN-zt1wACLcB/w1200-h630-p-k-no-nu/ROD328.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Captain Canada on April 14, 2019, 11:50:52 am
Cool. What a great pic of her. Love the look of that aeroplane. And the sound !
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 14, 2019, 02:09:49 pm

not bad for a $5 investment.


Especially at the price they are in the shops, assuming one has a shop of course..........  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on April 15, 2019, 05:52:45 am
Not quite a model but ...

A U-shaped desk 2100mm x 2700mm x 1800mm (maybe more J-shaped; I think those were the measurements, I'll confirm later) for the new modelling room;


It's great to get your own dedicated space  :thumbsup: Means you can just pop in for the off 10/15 mins when the spirit takes you. Getting my own room completely changed the way I model.....for the better  :thumbsup:

Enjoy putting it up ; remember No Swearing  ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on April 15, 2019, 06:07:33 am
Received today from Colin Freighdog

1 x High Planes 1/72 De Havilland Vampire T.11, T.33, T.55 Early

Just what I have been waiting for to build a NF Vampire

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 15, 2019, 06:17:28 am
A Hasegawa Hurricane mk Ia arrived from ebay today, from the same seller who I got the Cessna 02 from.  The latter had a very nice letter in it and I felt somewhat guilty that I was passing the kit on (it had the desired effect when I did so).

I was also gifted a Red Roo RAAF Lincoln upgrade set for the Blackbird Lincoln conversion on saturday.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on April 15, 2019, 07:36:54 am
Not quite a model but ...

A U-shaped desk 2100mm x 2700mm x 1800mm (maybe more J-shaped; I think those were the measurements, I'll confirm later) for the new modelling room;


It's great to get your own dedicated space  :thumbsup: Means you can just pop in for the off 10/15 mins when the spirit takes you. Getting my own room completely changed the way I model.....for the better  :thumbsup:

Enjoy putting it up ; remember No Swearing  ;)

It's built! ;D

Minimal swearing, mostly related to trying to get screw holes to line up. :banghead:

It takes up almost the entire room! :o

I'll try to get a photo up tomorrow. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on April 15, 2019, 08:05:01 am
Now, for Fred:

The Meng Rolls Royce Armoured Car 1914/1920 arrived today. ;D

Quick In-Box review through the plastic wrap: It's a nicely molded kit with crisp details & minimal flash (if any) but there are a few ejection pin marks (some with a little flash) which may or may not be visible when parts are put together. Kerbside (no engine, sump pan molded in with the inner chassis). Bonnet & crew compartment are molded as a single unit but I don't recall seeing any internal parts/details on the sprues. Four versions, two for each model - RNAS & an unidentified user but with cool camo scheme (1914), & 2 x RAF schemes (1920) one in Caunter-sans-blue scheme. Nice looking Boys anti-tank rifle, Vickers & Lewis guns. 1914 model tyres are styrene with PE spoked wheels. 1920 tyres are rubber/vinyl with solid (styrene) rims.

Differences between the models include wheel arches, running boards, tool box(es), wheels (as mentioned above), radiator armour, turret & turret roof.

Instructions look quite easy to follow but you have to remember that almost every page has the same step illustrated for each model of armoured car.

Overall, I'd say it looks to be a good kit that shouldn't take too long to build OoB; with the trickiest part being the choosing & painting of anything other than a plain, monochrome scheme.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on April 15, 2019, 12:28:57 pm
So, I came home from the IPMS-Seattle Spring show with only a few things, got rid of one and made money.

Spring show:
Meng World War Toons KV-2 (Keeping)
Dragon 1/35 Firefly Vc (Sold)
Several Squadron "in action" series books

Facebook Group:
Italeri 1/72 KV-1 m41 heavy tank (Making it Finnish, but putting a T-34/76 color scheme on it)

Facebook friend:
MPC 1/72 Centurion MBT (105mm main gun) (Holy Grail kit)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on April 16, 2019, 04:49:00 am
Now, for Fred:

The Meng Rolls Royce Armoured Car 1914/1920 arrived today. ;D

Quick In-Box review through the plastic wrap: It's a nicely molded kit with crisp details & minimal flash (if any) but there are a few ejection pin marks (some with a little flash) which may or may not be visible when parts are put together. Kerbside (no engine, sump pan molded in with the inner chassis). Bonnet & crew compartment are molded as a single unit but I don't recall seeing any internal parts/details on the sprues. Four versions, two for each model - RNAS & an unidentified user but with cool camo scheme (1914), & 2 x RAF schemes (1920) one in Caunter-sans-blue scheme. Nice looking Boys anti-tank rifle, Vickers & Lewis guns. 1914 model tyres are styrene with PE spoked wheels. 1920 tyres are rubber/vinyl with solid (styrene) rims.

Differences between the models include wheel arches, running boards, tool box(es), wheels (as mentioned above), radiator armour, turret & turret roof.

Instructions look quite easy to follow but you have to remember that almost every page has the same step illustrated for each model of armoured car.

Overall, I'd say it looks to be a good kit that shouldn't take too long to build OoB; with the trickiest part being the choosing & painting of anything other than a plain, monochrome scheme.

Thanks for that mate.
The Roden kit (I have the 1920 version with sand tyres) is full(ish) detail with a rather nice engine.  It almost felt wrong to build mine with the bonnet closed.  Inside it has seats, floor board detail, steering wheel, pedals and gear levers but no moulded detail on the walls.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on April 16, 2019, 09:09:41 am
Sounds like the Roden kit is more complete than the Meng kit. How the Meng kit goes together is the next question.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on April 17, 2019, 04:15:27 am
*Bouncing like Tigger here* ;D ;D ;D

Looked at Ebay on Saturday morning and what did I see? A Huma 1/72nd Dornier Do J II Wal flying boat going for a not-cheap-but-reasonable price, because a) poor choice of day and time to have an auction ending and b) the civilian decals have been cut out of the decal sheet.

It arrived this morning. The kit builds a military J IId (open cockpit + 3xMGs), a civilian J IIb (open cockpit trainer + no guns) or a civilian J IIe (enclosed cockpit + no guns). Painting chart printed with silver ink, no less!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: JayBee on April 17, 2019, 06:25:48 am
Just received from the Big H, the An-26 ‘Skull’.
This a/c was given this special scheme for the part it played in the film “Expendables 3”


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/5135/Ne04Ds.jpg)


Why did I buy this kit?
Well here is the photo that I took of it when it visited Prestwick (my local airport) in June 2014.


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/8680/8YQhGa.jpg)


Well I could not resist the model, could I?

So what am I going to do with it?
The plastic, no ideas, yet!

The Skull markings for the Expendables, I am still looking for a suitable donor.  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Chaos on April 18, 2019, 07:07:18 am
new at my stash.
(https://s16.directupload.net/images/190418/rri53clq.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s16.directupload.net/images/190418/55ljggey.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s16.directupload.net/images/190418/w2zidva7.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s16.directupload.net/images/190418/9zkkln7h.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s16.directupload.net/images/190418/i4o736fd.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s16.directupload.net/images/190418/d48gg3uv.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on April 18, 2019, 09:15:43 am
Received an eBay win today

1 x 1/72 Novo Supermarine Attacker

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Captain Canada on April 20, 2019, 01:01:19 pm
A friend of mine texted to say there were cheap kits over at the Goodwill store. 32 bucks later :

Airfix Comet, S.6B, Firefly, and Hunter, Matchbox Panther and Frog Attacker.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/57644683_10219352200902026_5628506851306897408_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=2d9656364ec748657e0e83824000ec1c&oe=5D76F157)

The 10 dollar new release A-4 also had three sets of aftermarket decals !

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/57299405_10219352201142032_2408165803267457024_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&oh=83aa765a85415359a3d49fe526738196&oe=5D38D960)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 20, 2019, 04:00:39 pm
Ebay says I've won that assembled Fairey Hendon that I was bidding on.  It's sans tail feathers but I'm sure I can cobble them together from some spare Whitley ones I have kicking about.

From Uncle Frank:
2 Xtradecal British Pacific Fleet markings sets in 48th - I need the larger roundels for Lancasters.
and one of these:

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/AMU72372.jpg?t=1548673987)

Just need the markings from a Tucano and a 607 Sqn shield and I'm laughing.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rick Lowe on April 21, 2019, 10:48:17 pm
Yikes - 500 pieces in the 1/72 Valkyria??!!  :o :o
What, do they make you build every component that's in the real craft?

Joking, I know it's a 'Limited to 500 kits produced' thing, I'm in a funny mood.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rick Lowe on April 21, 2019, 10:58:11 pm
Finally snagged a second 1/72 Hobby Boss Bf-110, so the twin-boom variant I saw on BtS can go ahead. Eventually.


A 1/35 Tusk resin figure of Sgt Brad carrying an Stg-44. Nice model, should paint up well.


From a deceased Friend's stash:
a built-up Airfix Hood for an AeroDreadnaught conversion
(see here:)
https://www.reddit.com/r/ImaginaryWarships/comments/2dxx99/aero_dreadnought_by_colorcopycat/?depth=1

LOTS of spares, sheet plastic, balsa, flocking, bases, moulds, odds'n'sods of random kit bits and stuff. Some of which I'd given him in the first place...  :rolleyes: ;D
Some I will be using for my own builds, others (such as the Hood) will be done as tribute builds to him, as I think I can see where he would have gone with them.


I got given a wooden model of Leonardo da Vinci's Helicopter when I left work earlier in the year. Different, and intriguing. Have to get on with that, especially as I'm back there now and I'm thinking there will be queries on progress some time soon...

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on April 22, 2019, 05:33:51 am
Yikes - 500 pieces in the 1/72 Valkyria??!!  :o :o
What, do they make you build every component that's in the real craft?

Joking, I know it's a 'Limited to 500 kits produced' thing, I'm in a funny mood.  :rolleyes:

You and me both then, my thoughts as well  :angel:

It's a very interesting looking machine though  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rick Lowe on April 23, 2019, 01:22:33 am
Yikes - 500 pieces in the 1/72 Valkyria??!!  :o :o
What, do they make you build every component that's in the real craft?

Joking, I know it's a 'Limited to 500 kits produced' thing, I'm in a funny mood.  :rolleyes:

You and me both then, my thoughts as well  :angel:

It's a very interesting looking machine though  :thumbsup:

I'm glad I'm not the only one...  ;D

And yes, it is.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 24, 2019, 02:00:47 am
Ordered an RS Models He 280 (probably to be converted into the highly dubious "He 279" piston-engine variant, which could also have been a mock-up or just a decoy dummy) and a rel. cheap AZ Models Supermarine Seafang, both 1:72.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on April 24, 2019, 07:20:04 am
Rescued from the local Postal sorting office an eBay win

1 x 1/72 C Scale AC. 6. Firefly T1/2 - FR1 / Sea Fury T20 converson set

and deliverd by the postie today

1 x 1/72 GRand models COnvair TF-102 Conversion kit for Meng DS-003 / DS-005 Kit

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47687363051_c45db4a59d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fDYcCF)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47687362941_b1b151c5a8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fDYcAM)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47687362811_503f16321e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fDYcyx)

This means I now have several Xtraparts TF-102 conversion will be for my old Hasegawa kits.

GRand Models also do a decal set for the TF-102 which looks very good too.

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 24, 2019, 07:34:44 am
Won't the Xtraparts TF-102 conversion fit the Meng kit then?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on April 24, 2019, 08:22:40 am
Won't the Xtraparts TF-102 conversion fit the Meng kit then?

It could well do, however it is far more basic than the modern GRand models conversion which is specifically designed for the more modern Meng kit

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on April 25, 2019, 08:41:55 am
Just ordered from BNA Model World in Melbourne:

2 x Live Resin 1/35 HH-60G Pave Hawk Helicopter Crew - Pilot Vol.2 (LRM35025)
2 x Live Resin 1/35 HH-60G Pave Hawk Helicopter Crew - Pilot Vol.1 (LRM35024)
1 x Live Resin 1/35 HH-60G Pave Hawk Helicopter Crew - Right Door Gunner (LRM35027)
1 x Live Resin 1/35 HH-60G Pave Hawk Helicopter Crew - Left Door Gunner (LRM35026)
1 x Live Resin 1/35 HH-60G Pave Hawk Helicopter Crew - US SOF Personnel Carried in Cargo Door Vol.1 (LRM35028)
1 x Live Resin 1/35 HH-60G Pave Hawk Helicopter Crew - US SOF Personnel Carried in Cargo Door Vol.3 (LRM35030)
1 x Legend Productions 1/35 M134D Minigun on EC725 Gun Mount (Helicopter's left/right door applications) w/3000rd Ammo Box (LF3D057)
1 x DEF Model 1/35 Stryker/LAV-III Mich XML Sagged Wheels set for AFV Club/Trumpeter kits (DEF-DW35010A)

Odd part is; I don't own a Pave Hawk of any description, let alone 1/35! :o



Although I do have in the stash;
1 x Dragon Models 1/35 UH-1N Gunship Helicopter
1 x Academy 1/35 AH-1W Super Cobra "NTS Update"
1 x Kitty Hawk 1/35th MH-6J "Nightstalker"
with
1 x Academy 1/35 AH-1Z Viper on back-order

 ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kerick on April 25, 2019, 12:06:19 pm
You sure have a lot of work to do! Got your retirement all planned out?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on April 25, 2019, 05:24:04 pm
You sure have a lot of work to do! Got your retirement all planned out?

Well, I figure I won't be able to retire until I'm 80, what with having to pay off the mortgage, etc. (so, July 2042CE), &, then, if I go into full-time modelling, I should be right to kick the bucket somewhere around 2087CE ... If I don't buy any more kits. :blink: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Hobbes on April 26, 2019, 12:50:07 am
That's my plan: when Death knocks on my door, I'll argue 'but I can't go yet, I still have all these kits to build'  :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on April 26, 2019, 05:50:44 am
That's my plan: when Death knocks on my door, I'll argue 'but I can't go yet, I still have all these kits to build'  :wacko:

I think there's a few of us with that plan  ;) Plus the "what do you mean I can't take them with me ?"  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on April 26, 2019, 06:28:23 am
Which is strongly related to  "Well, if I can't take them with me, I'm not bloody going!" :angry:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on April 27, 2019, 12:33:05 pm
From Perth today

2 x 1/72 Aerocraft Models  Phantom Detailed Intakes for the Airfix Kit
1 x 1/72 Aerocraft Models  Phantom Improved Exhause Jet Pipes

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 27, 2019, 01:08:54 pm
After a hell of a drought, I finally managed to add a couple more models to my stash. I think these are only the 3rd or 4th since December..   :rolleyes:   

They're something I've been wanting, though, at least! Finally found a couple at price I could live with. The old ratty one up top was $39 free shipping and the bottom, really nice sealed one was $44 free shipping. Seems like no one was touching the bottom one because the picture in the listing was really weird and made it look like it wasn't even an XL kit. I had just watched one go on action for $30 more and it wasn't even sealed. Sometimes it pays to dig a little deeper, I guess...  So.. I now I have three of these. One to build as historic OOB, one to build as a whif, and one to keep as a display for the collecting side of the hobby.  :lol:

(https://i.imgur.com/Qrykocj.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Thorvic on April 28, 2019, 12:21:52 am
From VideoAviation in Italy a 1/72 Schopf F-59 tow tractor and a twin set of RAF Houchin power carts
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 28, 2019, 02:40:14 am
An Academy 1:72 Fw 190A and a Revell 1:72 MiG-3.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 28, 2019, 10:14:33 am
From today's Modelkraft XXL 2019

1/72 Valom DH91 Albatross
1/72 Hasegawa Fw190A-8 Nacht Jager [and an Esoteric two seater 190 conversion]
1/72 A&A Models VJ-101C X1
1/35 Academy M1151 EAC Hummer

some assorted aftermarket bits too. excellent turn out from whiffers. a total of six from here and the SIG.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on April 28, 2019, 11:16:00 am
From today at Perth

1 x 1/72 Airfix Vickers Wellington (New Tool)
1 x 1/144 Revell EMBRAER 195 without instructions to be converted into an MPA

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 28, 2019, 12:32:05 pm
My haul from Perth:

RS Kawasaki Ki 100 High back
RS Ki 100 Low back
MPM Wellington Ic (intended as a parts donor for a Warwick)
Ursus Saro SR53
Testors Supermarine Swift K4
Falcon TF86 Sabre
Various aftermarket bits that Models for Sale were flogging cheap - largely Spifire related but also a Mosquito bulged bomb bay and a Beaufighter fin strake and radar nose.
Part started F82 - I *think* it's a Novo one going by the plastic. Might end up as an RAAF one in Korea.
A Tasman boxing of the Novo Sea Venom, the one with all the nice white metal, new vac canopy and decals.
Some etch for Spitfire PR19s

Plus some bits bought for friends:
Airfix Shorts Skyvan
Academy Me 163B Komet

ANd whilst it's not quite a kit, it's still a kit and one that I'm ecstatic to finally own:
(https://img.bricklink.com/ItemImage/ON/0/674-1.png)

That's the last one I needed to have a complete collection of boxed 1978 Town range Lego sets - technically, I still need two of the baseplates boxed, but the packaging for them is generic.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Chris Payne on April 28, 2019, 03:13:06 pm
Back from MK with more loft insulation.

Micro-Mir 1/72 English Electric Canberra T.17
Xtrakit 1/72 Hawker Hunter T.7
Also got a couple of Xtradecal Phantom sheets and a new addition to the tools, Dspiae MT-C 2.0 Circular Cutter (1mm-50mm).
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Hobbes on April 29, 2019, 04:30:55 am


ANd whilst it's not quite a kit, it's still a kit and one that I'm ecstatic to finally own:
(https://img.bricklink.com/ItemImage/ON/0/674-1.png)

That's the last one I needed to have a complete collection of boxed 1978 Town range Lego sets - technically, I still need two of the baseplates boxed, but the packaging for them is generic.

Ah yes, the spring-loaded forklift element. Much abused as a missile launcher... :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on April 29, 2019, 06:14:36 am
Only a couple from MK yesterday

AZ Model Me 109K-4. I got this because I really found a couple of the markings options really attractive, so it will be real world and I'll build it at the same time as I put their K-14 Wif together.

RS Models Blohm & Voss Ae 607. I thought it was a weird looker before I found out it was a trail dragger  :unsure: This was probably no more then a doodle in the B&V project office, indeed the drawings were only found a couple of years ago, but it will look good in late war Luftwaffe colours. Plus it comes with 4 X-4 missiles. She will probably get 2 of them and the other 2 will go on a two seater of some kind as I just feel they would have need a second seater to stand even a hint of them being succesfull.

A couple of other bits and bob's, including a couple of Yahu instrument panesl. However I was after a couple of Humbrol paints and would you believe no one at the show, as far as I could see, was stocking it ?  :-\

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 29, 2019, 07:38:25 am
The Ae 607 drawings have been about for quite a while, certainly since the late 70s as it's in David Masters' German Jet Genesis.  RS did it in resin in the mid 90s - I got one from Hannants at Donnington in 1995.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on April 29, 2019, 07:41:44 am
Ah right. I had though I'd seem something about it before.

  RS did it in resin in the mid 90s -

Odd then that I'm quoting from their own blurb
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Leading Observer on April 29, 2019, 08:18:41 am
Picked up the 1/72 Hobbycraft CF-105 Arrow from the MK show yesterday. Spotted it poking out from under one of the club tables :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 29, 2019, 12:52:24 pm
Ah right. I had though I'd seem something about it before.

  RS did it in resin in the mid 90s -

Odd then that I'm quoting from their own blurb

Their blurb is clearly wrong as I did their resin kit in 1996 - the remains are somewhere in me Mam's loft.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on April 29, 2019, 01:48:35 pm
Ah right. I had though I'd seem something about it before.

  RS did it in resin in the mid 90s -

Odd then that I'm quoting from their own blurb

Fantastic Plastic says RS Models initial release was in 1993, 1/72 resin kit.

https://fantastic-plastic.com/Blohm&VossAE607.htm
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on April 30, 2019, 05:45:44 am

Odd then that I'm quoting from their own blurb

Their blurb is clearly wrong as I did their resin kit in 1996 - the remains are somewhere in me Mam's loft.
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Fantastic Plastic says RS Models initial release was in 1993, 1/72 resin kit.

https://fantastic-plastic.com/Blohm&VossAE607.htm

Oh well. Life's way to short to wonder why  :mellow:

Looks quite a nice kit though whatever it's ancestry, although I still find the idea of a twin tailwheel design odd to say the least  :unsure:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on May 01, 2019, 11:04:35 pm
Wifey got me one of my Grail kits, Minicraft 1/144 Dassault Mirage F1C. It'll hopefully end up Israeli.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on May 02, 2019, 02:32:33 pm
I twisted my own arm and bought myself one of the Amodel cobalt Valkyries. Nice looking little kit it is too, just hoping I can build it with these glove puppets for hands I have at the moment.
Mine will be a militarized version, turbine engine instead of the piston engine, four possibly six blade prop I.R. suppressed exhaust, FLIR pod on the centre line rear seats removed and replaced with a fuel cell and possibly some avionics. Some very light weaponry, possibly rockets and/or hellfire missiles, and a gun pod. The aircraft will be an observation forward control aircraft for the Honduras air force.
Chris.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 03, 2019, 11:20:26 am
(https://i.imgur.com/cwdZt76.jpg)   

I also bought 3 sizes of the Molotow chrome pens. I've been hearing more about them lately and have seen people achieving impressive results.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Chaos on May 04, 2019, 07:05:56 am
new at my stash.
(https://s18.directupload.net/images/190504/fb9ffvlw.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s18.directupload.net/images/190504/vkdxy2xq.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s18.directupload.net/images/190504/7udzxurf.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s18.directupload.net/images/190504/zctgu69l.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s18.directupload.net/images/190504/8n3e9zd4.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s18.directupload.net/images/190504/gss7otxe.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 04, 2019, 01:12:55 pm
Went to the Bristol Model Railway Show today, and bought a whole load of tools and other sundries at the Squires stand. It's fatal, once I get in their stand I just CAN'T get out without buying something.

This time it was a piercing saw frame and some blades (my old one broke in half. :()
Some Deluxe Perfect Plastic Putty, never tried it before.
A bottle of MekPak.
A bottle of Iso-propyl alcohol.
A one bristle paint brush (well nearly, I haven't counted them yet but they're aren't very many...)
Some Xuron cutters, my last set vanished about a year ago. :(
Three tins of various Humbrol Metalcote paint.

And from another stand a five coach set of N gauge NYC Lightweight passenger cars for the Lake Shore Limited.
And an N gauge wood, Perspex, etched brass and vinyl overlay kit of the Devon Belle Observation car, which I travelled on when I was 7 years old. Nostalgia unlimited.  ;D

In case you haven't a clue what I'm going on about, here's a pic of the self same observation that I rode on, but now it's running on the Dartmouth Steam Railway.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/7312/hhInRZ.jpg)

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 04, 2019, 07:03:48 pm
new at my stash.
(https://s18.directupload.net/images/190504/8n3e9zd4.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)

Be careful with the Fujimi armour kits - they bought a lot of the old Nitto tools and reboxed them.  AFAIK, Fujimi never tooled a Panzer III, so I suspect that's a Nitto tool.  The King Tiger artwork is the same as Fujimi's own tooling from the 80s but Nitto also did a King Tiger in two variations (Henschel and Porsche turrets).  Fujimi did their own Jagdtiger but Nitto did too.

TBH, the Nitto kits are probably better - you get a lot more detail to go into them - but just watch what you're buying.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nils on May 05, 2019, 02:17:31 am
New stash ordered online:

-1/144 Heller A-10 Thunderbolt
-1/72 mistercraft MiG-29 fulcrum
-1/72 Revell V2 missile
-1/144 trumpeter me262
-1/100 zvezda Maus tank
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on May 05, 2019, 05:08:03 am

Some Deluxe Perfect Plastic Putty, never tried it before.


Great for filling narrow gaps and tidying seams up, but not for structural purposes. I sometimes thin a little bit with some water and run it into really tiny/narrow gaps around canopies etc.

Like you I have memories of riding on the Devon Belle  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 05, 2019, 06:11:59 am

Like you I have memories of riding on the Devon Belle  :thumbsup:


I spent the entire trip from Waterloo to Ilfracombe in the Observation Car, wearing a badge marked 'Unaccompanied Minor' ;D and the stewardess lady sat me in the curved seat right at the back, in front of the map of the route.

The late Mrs_PR19 and I reproduced that scene when riding in the same car 64 yrs. later!

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/9568/rH2mSH.jpg)

Note the Summer Hat, it was a tad warm.  ;D




Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kerick on May 05, 2019, 08:45:01 am
Nice looking train car!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on May 06, 2019, 03:14:08 am
Looks more like the interior of a (small) ship! :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on May 06, 2019, 03:53:41 am
Arrived today from BNA Model World.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32843354307_3b937d392b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S3fLZr)Egg Planes (https://flic.kr/p/S3fLZr) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
I might put the MiG and the Sabre into a dogfight display while the Phantom could get a RW RAAF scheme.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on May 06, 2019, 05:46:18 am
Looks more like the interior of a (small) ship! :o

Believe me when you were 4 or 5 it looked like the interior of a large ship  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 06, 2019, 07:27:40 am
Looks more like the interior of a (small) ship! :o

Believe me when you were 4 or 5 it looked like the interior of a large ship  ;D


Somewhere I've got quite a few pics of the rest of the Observation Car, it's pretty impressive. I'll see if I can dig them out.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: andrewj on May 06, 2019, 11:30:35 am
Visited a toy fair at Abergavenny market hall this morning , managed to pick up an Airfix Vulcan for a fiver and a 1/600 Airfix Ark Royal for £3, was thinking this was a bargain . Got home and found the Vulcan box also had five brand new tinlets of Humbrol paint in it , result or what ? .

Andrew
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on May 07, 2019, 12:09:52 am
Visited a toy fair at Abergavenny market hall this morning , managed to pick up an Airfix Vulcan for a fiver and a 1/600 Airfix Ark Royal for £3, was thinking this was a bargain . Got home and found the Vulcan box also had five brand new tinlets of Humbrol paint in it , result or what ? .

Andrew

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on May 07, 2019, 02:38:03 am
Visited a toy fair at Abergavenny market hall this morning , managed to pick up an Airfix Vulcan for a fiver and a 1/600 Airfix Ark Royal for £3, was thinking this was a bargain . Got home and found the Vulcan box also had five brand new tinlets of Humbrol paint in it , result or what ? .

Andrew

 :thumbsup:

Am I the only one thinking about attaching the Vulcans wings to the Ark Royal?

I may have got a bit carried away last week as today one of these arrived.
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/FS0AAOSwnBZbfQ8y/s-l500.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on May 07, 2019, 05:20:43 am
You seem to be doing more 1/35 armour than me at the moment, Fred! :o

Just wondering if you know what your intentions are for the Tamiya-boxed Italeri Sd.Kfz.231? :unsure:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: JayBee on May 07, 2019, 05:46:16 am
Just reieved from the big H.

Dora Wings Gee Bee Super Sportster R1&R2.  Ye Gods they are tiny.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on May 07, 2019, 05:53:15 am
Just wondering if you know what your intentions are for the Tamiya-boxed Italeri Sd.Kfz.231? :unsure:

Thank you. Saves me saying "I didn't know Tamiya did a 231"  ;D I knew Italeri did and I know Tamiya rebox Italeri kits for their home market, but I'm never certain which ones they've done.

Got home and found the Vulcan box also had five brand new tinlets of Humbrol paint in it , result or what ? .

Andrew

Definitely  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Hobbes on May 07, 2019, 06:41:56 am
bought on secondhand sites: 3x Revell Fokker 100
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Chaos on May 07, 2019, 08:54:46 am
New at my stash
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Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 07, 2019, 11:50:47 am

Somewhere I've got quite a few pics of the rest of the Observation Car, it's pretty impressive. I'll see if I can dig them out.


Found them. Here's the outer end looking from the seat I was in.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/1/pcK1rj.jpg)


And here's the opposite view, looking inward.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/6563/oCH7dk.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Hobbes on May 08, 2019, 05:01:29 am
Comfy chairs! That looks much better than the average train coach run by NS.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on May 08, 2019, 05:15:05 am
You seem to be doing more 1/35 armour than me at the moment, Fred! :o

Just wondering if you know what your intentions are for the Tamiya-boxed Italeri Sd.Kfz.231? :unsure:

Don't know about "doing" more.  I do seem to be buying a bit as I have developed an attraction to 1/35 armoured cars.
Not sure what i'll do with this.
Lowered, sidepipes, flames, blower through the bonnet...

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 08, 2019, 05:24:03 am

Comfy chairs! That looks much better than the average train coach run by NS.


Indeed, but it was a Pullman coach, which cost extra anyway, and normal passengers were only allowed to stay in the coach for 30 mins. at a time. Except me and a young girl who was also an 'Unaccompanied Minor'.  ;D I had a seat in there for the entire trip!  ;D


Not sure what i'll do with this.
Lowered, sidepipes, flames, blower through the bonnet...


Hehehe, LOVE that idea!  :thumbsup: :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on May 08, 2019, 07:17:49 am

Not sure what i'll do with this.
Lowered, sidepipes, flames, blower through the bonnet...


Hehehe, LOVE that idea!  :thumbsup: :wub:

Yup! ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on May 09, 2019, 07:31:45 am
2 Bandai 1/144 T-70 X-Wings, going to paint them up as my brother's and my fighters.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 09, 2019, 08:02:15 am
A 1/144 Zvezda Tu-134  :thumbsup:
A 1/72 Hobbycraft Skyraider
And a 1/72 Academy Grumman Wildcat

All part of a complex UK/Korea trade deal between Strobez and me, and I seem to have come out well ahead for some reason.   :-\
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nick on May 09, 2019, 04:10:04 pm
From Perth I brought home a trio of kits.

Zvezda Yak-130 trainer
Trumpeter J-20 Mighty Dragon
Yumo G-4 Super Galeb
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on May 10, 2019, 03:22:55 am
Toy World in Mornington have marked their kits down again (they have told me in the past that they only have them in the store because they are in the catalogue and so they are contractually obliged to).
Airfix 1/72 Do-17Z 25% off.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nils on May 10, 2019, 04:53:57 am
New stash ordered online:

-1/144 Heller A-10 Thunderbolt
-1/72 mistercraft MiG-29 fulcrum
-1/72 Revell V2 missile
-1/144 trumpeter me262
-1/100 zvezda Maus tank

arrived today :)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 10, 2019, 04:29:43 pm
Bought this a couple weeks ago with the intention of turning around and giving it away to another forum member here. Been under the weather for a good while now and haven't even looked at it but today finally grabbed it to get it ready to forward to the new owner. Turns out karma shined on me, I guess!!  The kit itself is complete, unopened and has both models of the aircraft but packaged outside of the box was a THIRD bagged model, essentially half of another "kit"! I didn't look long enough to determine if it was the jet or the prop but I went and ahead and kept that one as a consolation prize and still get to send the other two along.  ;D   That kinda made my day, how neat!!  :laugh:

(https://i.imgur.com/8BShzPI.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on May 10, 2019, 11:34:27 pm
Score!
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on May 11, 2019, 04:20:26 am
Received today

1 x 1/72 Freightdog Hawker P.1101nTabdem Hunter conversion set
1 x 1/72 Freightdog AW Meteor NF.14 Nose conrection set

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: JayBee on May 11, 2019, 06:26:27 am
Just recieved from the postman :

2X Freightdog Hawker P1101 tandem two seat Hunter conversions.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 11, 2019, 02:19:40 pm

(https://i.imgur.com/8BShzPI.jpg)


And that's a lovely little (emphasis on the 'little'....) model too.  :thumbsup:

Looks like we'll be in for a glut of tandem 2 seat Hunters this year.  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on May 11, 2019, 03:42:59 pm
From Freightdog Models, 1 x P.1101 two-seat Hunter conversion (yes, another one).
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 12, 2019, 10:44:57 am
Won at ev!lbay a Matchbox 1:72 SA365 "Dauphin 2" (Revell re-boxing) - just for 1 EUR,-.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on May 13, 2019, 06:52:22 am
Currently on their way to me from BNA Models in Melbourne via zenrat Industries (AusPost);

1 x Live Resin 1/35 M2 Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun Ammo Belts Set (LRE35053)
1 x Live Resin 1/35 7.62 High Flexible Feed Chute (4 sets) (LRE35216)
2 x Live Resin 1/35 CONDOR MA24 7.62 NATO 308 MOLLE Rifle Magazine Pouches (LRE35111)
2 x Hobby Boss 1/35 Delta Force Fast Attack Vehicle (FAV) (HB 82406) - Probably won't do either of them in military service, one definitely Post Apocalyptic, though. :thumbsup:
2 x QuickBoost 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I Antennas for Italeri kits (QB48429) - My Australian Sea Hurricanes are going to be maxed out on detail kits at this rate! :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 13, 2019, 03:49:04 pm
Inspired by nonobars project, I had to have one of these. I'm 99% certain it will be built as-is, however. No whif shenanigans this time I'm afraid.

(https://i.imgur.com/NjrssIG.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on May 13, 2019, 05:52:02 pm

So, as i've said on an earlier post, i've ordered another AFV club kit, the 1/48 F-5E Tiger III at the same store from where the Saeqeh came from, and as that wasn't enough, i've also bought AFV's Swiss F-5E on ebay, managed to get a best offer price accepted, 10€ less than the listing price making that 31€ shipped... also bought on ebay, Academy's 1/48 KAI T-50 trainer and the 1/48 Hughes 500D TOW chopper, along with a Hobbyboss 1/72 UH-1C chopper. The Huey cost me 6,5€ shipped cause i won a 5£ voucher from ebay, supposedly for making my 145th transaction on there... i just couldn't say no to that... :rolleyes: ;D
And after reading a review of the Academy 500D chopper, i bought a CMK resin conversion set for the AH-6F/J... So now, it's the waiting game.

 :thumbsup:
(https://i.imgur.com/7Bl4jjl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/npcquMU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/UUqYgZl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/gDljcU1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/cDJsJcA.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XpveAer.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/IPLdD4T.jpg)

Now, these next two were acquired during the first swap meet of my region's modelling, quite a mark for modellers around here cause there'd never been one in the south of Portugal so, i'm proud to have started the whole discussion which led to the club becoming a reality. :thumbsup:

(https://i.imgur.com/u9qHj0J.jpg)

Both for a 1/72 Revell Rafale M i didn't want in my stash and the other modeller really wanted to have in his. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

So, i'm still waiting for a few items, the Academy 1/48 MD-500 is in customs as is a 1/48 Fujimi Gazelle. The AFV Club F-5E Tiger III has been delivered to the store and should be on it's way to my parents' house in a couple of days at the most.
And also, recently won a Fujimi 1/48 Bell OH-58 on an auction on ebay as well and there's an Academy MD-500 ASW coming my way from down under, bought at BNA modelworld.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on May 14, 2019, 02:00:00 pm
Arrived today, the Bandai 3 Piece Resistance set, only no 1/350 Millennium Falcon, intentionally. Just the Two 1/144 Incom T-70 X-Wings which will be whiffed.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rick Lowe on May 15, 2019, 02:22:57 am
Pulled the trigger on a pre-purchase of the November release of a 'New, Better, More Accurate' Space:1999 Eagle Transporter, in 'Correct' 1/72.  :wub:

Over 100 KiwiBucks ( :o Ouch!! :o ), but will save a massive amount of time from trying to redo things on the MPC model, and still cheaper than the Unobtanium diecast version.

The computer images on Monsters in Motion look good, and have all and more of the mods I was going to have to make myself.

Linky:

https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/space-1999-c-13_443/space-1999-eagle-ii-transporter-172-scale-14-model-kit-p-26620.html



Now I just have to wait 6 months... oh, and pay the thing off...


Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on May 15, 2019, 02:52:31 am
Currently on their way to me from BNA Models in Melbourne via zenrat Industries (AusPost);

1 x Live Resin 1/35 M2 Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun Ammo Belts Set (LRE35053)
1 x Live Resin 1/35 7.62 High Flexible Feed Chute (4 sets) (LRE35216)
2 x Live Resin 1/35 CONDOR MA24 7.62 NATO 308 MOLLE Rifle Magazine Pouches (LRE35111)
2 x Hobby Boss 1/35 Delta Force Fast Attack Vehicle (FAV) (HB 82406) - Probably won't do either of them in military service, one definitely Post Apocalyptic, though. :thumbsup:
2 x QuickBoost 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I Antennas for Italeri kits (QB48429) - My Australian Sea Hurricanes are going to be maxed out on detail kits at this rate! :o

And less than 48 hours later they were at the PO waiting for me! :o

zenrat Industries (AusPost) at its best! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on May 15, 2019, 03:43:54 am
Thank you Guy  Just remember that under our latest service agreements zi gets all the credit and none of the blame.   ;D


Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Thorvic on May 15, 2019, 04:27:10 am
Pulled the trigger on a pre-purchase of the November release of a 'New, Better, More Accurate' Space:1999 Eagle Transporter, in 'Correct' 1/72.  :wub:

Over 100 KiwiBucks ( :o Ouch!! :o ), but will save a massive amount of time from trying to redo things on the MPC model, and still cheaper than the Unobtanium diecast version.

The computer images on Monsters in Motion look good, and have all and more of the mods I was going to have to make myself.

Linky:

https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/space-1999-c-13_443/space-1999-eagle-ii-transporter-172-scale-14-model-kit-p-26620.html



Now I just have to wait 6 months... oh, and pay the thing off...

http://www.collectormodel.com/?fbclid=IwAR30x-LMmNGNmrf5YgfQX5-SyItv6ztG13EJSuxX1x9QHIt_nV32uoXsY98#sthash.yF7WjxMR.QaGABcMK.dpbs (http://www.collectormodel.com/?fbclid=IwAR30x-LMmNGNmrf5YgfQX5-SyItv6ztG13EJSuxX1x9QHIt_nV32uoXsY98#sthash.yF7WjxMR.QaGABcMK.dpbs)

You can see the comparison better here, where Round 2 illustrate the MPC Eagle was 1/96th rather than 1/72nd.

They just showed Series 1 and Series 2 on Forces TV in the UK so back in the mood with Space 1999 and will also be getting the new 72nd kit when it appears.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nils on May 15, 2019, 10:53:18 am
while ordering a few nicknacks on aliexpress for the missus, i treated myself to a little something  ;D

-1/144 Mini Hobby Models F-111E Aardvark (to be convertd to EF-111A with RetroWings set)
-2 x 1/144 Mini Hobby Models F-4E Phantom II's
-2 x 1/144 Trumpeter Chengdu F-7MG
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rick Lowe on May 15, 2019, 11:29:28 am
Thanks for the link, Thorvic - some better pics and an interesting comparison.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Hobbes on May 15, 2019, 12:09:22 pm
bought on secondhand sites: 3x Revell Fokker 100

They've all arrived, plus a Revell 1/144 F-15 and some leftovers from a 1/144 Tornado.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 15, 2019, 01:04:19 pm
Sweeeeet. Those F100's are a little difficult to find (at a reasonable price).
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Hobbes on May 16, 2019, 05:00:37 am
Yes. I've been looking for a while, but the only ones available on Ebay were very expensive. So I looked on some German auction sites, and found several at prices low enough to compensate for the higher shipping cost.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on May 16, 2019, 02:05:36 pm
Picked up a package from South Africa today

Scaleworx 1/72 Kfir TC.12 conversion set for the AMK Kifir

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 17, 2019, 06:51:22 am
1/72 Condor MiG31 Foxhound.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 19, 2019, 10:04:53 am
From Parabellum yesterday

1/35 M48 AVLB (Dragon)

From the excellent Hinckley show

Assorted aftermarket bits and a couple of decal sheets.

1/72  Fuijimi Ju87 Stuka G-1
1/72 Eduard MiG-21MF
1/35 Dragon Sd.Kfz. 265 Kleiner Panzerbehfelswagon 1
1/72 AZ Spitfire Tr9
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Steel Penguin on May 19, 2019, 12:29:51 pm
Howard, what did you think of Parabellum?  an Aladdin's cave of kits, or claustrophobia inducing ?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on May 20, 2019, 07:00:34 am
From the Big H and Royal Mail another Airfix 1/72 Mitchell, this time the RAF version. Thinking RAF SEAC as a replacement for the SEAC Boston I started ages ago.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: ChernayaAkula on May 20, 2019, 05:14:31 pm
My recent additions.
Best part is that I found some GRAIL decal sheets. AirDoc's 1/72 USAFE F-4 Phantom sheets.   :wub: Been looking for those for a looooong time. Quite happy with these.

Other kits bought. 1/72. Naturally.  ;)
Academy F-8J Crusader - no plans so far.

Amodel Su-9U Maiden - probably to be whiffed. Two-seater. Might make an interesting RAF all-weather interceptor. Not sure on the missiles yet.

Dragon Su-24M Fencer - The one buzzing some Brit carrier (awesome box-art!) - slated for what-if conversion by getting the wings from the Trumpeter 1/48 Flagon. Will also involve some cutting to get the fuselage to a more Fencer-ish height.

Eduard MiG-21MF Royal Class - 2 kits in the box - real world. Started both. Currently going for a Bulgarian Fishbed and a Cuban bird in Angola.

Eduard MiG-21MF Fighter-Bomber -Profipack. Also real world. Also started. Egyptian bird. With the Soviet Fishbed getting paint (airbrush fighting me like mad!  :banghead:), that's four fantastic Fishbeds on the bench at the moment.

Eduard Spitfire Mk. VIII - Profipack. Real world. Started.

Isradecal F-16I Sufa conversion for Revell's F-16B. Thought these parts might come in handy for some what-if conversion(s).

Modelsvit Su-7BKL Fitter. No plans yet. Might be real world, might get whiffed.

MPM Gloster Meteor T Mk.7 - may get other wings and engines.

Revell Horten Go 229 - definitely whiffed, but no immediate plans yet.

Special Hobby Seafire FR Mk.46 - to be Argentinian.

Special Hobby Vickers Vildebeest Mk.III - real world. Had no interest at all in this type, but the box-art sold it.

Trumpeter Russian T-80BV MBT - one of the quick-build affairs. Looks pretty nice, safe for the ERA tiles on the turret front. They've been simplified into a single "wedge", which looks... stupid. Really, just splitting the single part per side into a top and bottom halve would've increased looks and detail tremendously.

1/35
BlackDog Russian Spetsnaz in Syria No 3 - was cheap. Marked-down previously and with a further discount in an Easter sale. Score!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on May 21, 2019, 02:38:26 am
Over the last week the postie has left for me Yahu control panels for Do 17z, Hurricane Mk1 & Wildcat (all Airfix 1/72), an Eduard canopy mask for the Airfix Do 17z and PJ productions pilots (civilian and cargo plane sets).

From the sales tables at the Ballarat show;
1/25 AMT 1996 Chevy Blazer.  I got this for the tyres - shave off the script and they make great rear tyres for nostalgia hot rods - but it's a nice kit which builds up into a well detailed model of a rather beige car.
1/24 Mister Craft Alfa Romeo Alfetta.  This is a re-pop of the SMER re-pop of the Merit kit.  Parts were still bagged.  I paid $10.  I had to have it after we had been discussing the Merit kits.  It should build up well but I need to find better wheels.
1/72 Airfix Hannover CL.111
1/72 Airfix Hawker Typhoon (new mould)
1/72 Glencoe Bristol Sycamore
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on May 21, 2019, 05:54:10 am
That Airfix Hanover brings back pleasant memories  :thumbsup: Plus I must admit I think the Yahu instrument panels are probably one of the best, certainly the easiest, after market "improvement" you can use  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 21, 2019, 09:26:24 am
While passing my local Hobbycraft I had an irresistible urge to enter the place, no idea why. But on seeing the model shelves it became immediately obvious as they had one Revell Hunter and one Airfix B-25 in stock.  ;D

Remembering Chris Narses2's enthusiasm over the B-25 both of the kits are now in The Loft.   :thumbsup:

Is the RAF Mitchell just a decal change from the USAAC one Chris?

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 21, 2019, 03:14:38 pm
Ebay says I've won the Revell boxing of MPM's Merlin engined Wellington.  I'll be changing the engines to Vultures so it'll be a testbed for the Warwick.

And some Pavla Spitfire canopies, by way of a change.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Mossie on May 22, 2019, 04:12:46 am
Airfix 1/32 Fird 3 litre GT/P68
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 22, 2019, 05:11:02 am

Airfix 1/32 Fird 3 litre GT/P68


A cracking looking car.  :thumbsup:

I built one as a slot racer way back when, and saw the real thing run in the BOAC 500 at Brands Hatch in 1968.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on May 22, 2019, 05:17:45 am

I built one as a slot racer way back when,


Me too Kit  :thumbsup:, and the Porche
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on May 22, 2019, 05:47:27 am

Is the RAF Mitchell just a decal change from the USAAC one Chris?

I haven't opened the box yet Kit, want to finish the current one. However I think they've just changed the markings, although there's a fair few unused parts in the box.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Mossie on May 22, 2019, 06:11:24 am

Airfix 1/32 Fird 3 litre GT/P68


A cracking looking car.  :thumbsup:

I built one as a slot racer way back when, and saw the real thing run in the BOAC 500 at Brands Hatch in 1968.

Shame it was rubbish on the track, but made up for it in the glamour department. :wub:  I planned to bash it, but seems a shame to.  Might have to get a second one. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 22, 2019, 06:23:23 am

Airfix 1/32 Fird 3 litre GT/P68


A cracking looking car.  :thumbsup:

I built one as a slot racer way back when, and saw the real thing run in the BOAC 500 at Brands Hatch in 1968.

Shame it was rubbish on the track, but made up for it in the glamour department. :wub:  I planned to bash it, but seems a shame to.  Might have to get a second one. :thumbsup:


Yes, the Cosworth 3 litre F1 engine wasn't really suited to the sports car scene, and the aero of the F3L was dubious in the extreme. Bruce McLaren commented that the car couldn't work out whether its front end or the rear end wanted to lift the most!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on May 22, 2019, 07:01:31 am
Found at good prices on ebay. :thumbsup: Couple of choppers from Fujimi and another from Academy...

(https://i.imgur.com/3KF1Tn8.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/cfqXMkJ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/k64zeKj.jpg)

Still waiting for the AFV Club F-5E Tiger III and just bought a Revell 1/32 Bell 206 Jet Ranger to complete the chopper trio from the Blue Thunder movie. :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Mossie on May 22, 2019, 07:28:53 am
Yes, the Cosworth 3 litre F1 engine wasn't really suited to the sports car scene, and the aero of the F3L was dubious in the extreme. Bruce McLaren commented that the car couldn't work out whether its front end or the rear end wanted to lift the most!

Would make a good aircraft....  Longer wings and all that! ;D

I built one as a slot racer way back when, and saw the real thing run in the BOAC 500 at Brands Hatch in 1968.

That made me wonder what it sounded like, so I looked it up on YouTube.  Glorious. :mellow:

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 22, 2019, 08:09:22 am
Yes, the Cosworth 3 litre F1 engine wasn't really suited to the sports car scene, and the aero of the F3L was dubious in the extreme. Bruce McLaren commented that the car couldn't work out whether its front end or the rear end wanted to lift the most!

Would make a good aircraft....  Longer wings and all that! ;D


 ;D ;)

The later version had a protruding lower lip to the nose intake, which made it look REALLY mean, but didn't do much for the aerodynamics.


I built one as a slot racer way back when, and saw the real thing run in the BOAC 500 at Brands Hatch in 1968.

That made me wonder what it sounded like, so I looked it up on YouTube.  Glorious. :mellow:


For sure, amongst the 'Big Banger' sports cars at the 500 you could tell when the F3l was coming along, it howled!

But it was 'out-howled' by the Howmet TX turbine car, which suffered a jammed throttle (wide open! :o) approaching Druids on only the 10th lap or so and it rammed the bank right below my feet!  :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on May 22, 2019, 10:26:15 am
Still waiting for the AFV Club F-5E Tiger III....

(https://i.imgur.com/nlXFrIq.jpg)

Came home from the final hospital appointment regarding my rib injury to find that beauty on the living room table... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 22, 2019, 03:22:07 pm
She's purdy!   'Bout time, too.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on May 22, 2019, 03:36:52 pm
She's purdy!   'Bout time, too.

Sure is... :wub: and sure was...  :rolleyes: But now i've got it in my stash, close to me as i write... :dalek: :dalek: :dalek: ;D ;D
Now, i've got all the F-5 kits i want... well, maybe the Freedom models 1/48 F-20B can change my mind... but not in the near future... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 22, 2019, 03:45:04 pm
She's purdy!   'Bout time, too.

Sure is... :wub: and sure was...  :rolleyes: But now i've got it in my stash, close to me as i write... :dalek: :dalek: :dalek: ;D ;D
Now, i've got all the F-5 kits i want... well, maybe the Freedom models 1/48 F-20B can change my mind... but not in the near future... :rolleyes:
SWEET.    But yeah, broke now like I am, huh?   ;D      I off-loaded all my 1/48 stuff................ aside from TWO kits. They both are from the F-5 family... or should we call it the T-38 family? That's what mine are, a couple of T-38's.  :angel:  Close enough.  :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on May 22, 2019, 04:26:59 pm
SWEET.    But yeah, broke now like I am, huh?   ;D      I off-loaded all my 1/48 stuff................ aside from TWO kits. They both are from the F-5 family... or should we call it the T-38 family? That's what mine are, a couple of T-38's.  :angel:  Close enough.  :mellow:

T-38s are cool too, got one of the Trumpeter kits but that will probably be built as a RW PoAF bird... unless i decide to paint it up as an "Asas de Portugal" aerobatics display team making it half a whif... :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 22, 2019, 05:12:48 pm
Either/or sounds great!  :wub: :laugh:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rick Lowe on May 23, 2019, 01:50:09 am
I have a set of the old Italeri 1/35 US Marines incoming.
OK, it's old and there are better out there, but perfectly fine for my wants and needs.

And there are a couple of them that don't have bloused trousers, good for civilians.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on May 24, 2019, 09:26:30 am
received today

1 x 1/72 AlleyCat Models Avro Shackleton MR Mk.1/1A (white) conversion set ...... eventually

1 x 1/72 Freightdog Hawker P.1101nTabdem Hunter conversion set, my second one which I will probably do using decals from the Xtrakit T7 kit.

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: ChernayaAkula on May 24, 2019, 03:43:57 pm
<...> Couple of choppers from Fujimi <...>
(https://i.imgur.com/3KF1Tn8.jpg?1) <...>

The Gazelle has got something distinctly sci-fi-ish about it when seen from this angle. Looks like the cockpit should be part of a mech or anti-grav vehicle of some sort. Maybe even with the HOT missile tubes.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 25, 2019, 03:18:17 pm
Love the artwork on the Kiowa.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rick Lowe on May 25, 2019, 07:14:26 pm
<...> Couple of choppers from Fujimi <...>
(https://i.imgur.com/3KF1Tn8.jpg?1) <...>

The Gazelle has got something distinctly sci-fi-ish about it when seen from this angle. Looks like the cockpit should be part of a mech or anti-grav vehicle of some sort. Maybe even with the HOT missile tubes.

Yeah - put it on a a truck chassis as the cab - then have it able to crank up and take off...


... wait, that's not so original after all...

https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/53652/what-is-the-real-vehicle-used-as-the-highwaymans-truck
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on May 26, 2019, 07:28:40 am
The Alternate RAN is growing! ;D

2 x The Scale Modellers' Supply; Acrylic Lacquer Paints Set - Australian Modern Camouflage Colour (4 x 30ml) (SMS-SET02)
1 x Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Exeter York-class Heavy Cruiser (TR 05350)
1 x Trumpeter 1/350 Royal Navy Battleship HMS Dreadnought (TR 05330)

My cash reserves are shrinking. :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on May 27, 2019, 02:11:38 am
<...> Couple of choppers from Fujimi <...>
(https://i.imgur.com/3KF1Tn8.jpg?1) <...>

The Gazelle has got something distinctly sci-fi-ish about it when seen from this angle.

Maybe that's what the Blue Thunder's designers thought when they chose it for the conversion. ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on May 27, 2019, 07:01:58 am

1 x Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Exeter York-class Heavy Cruiser (TR 05350)
1 x Trumpeter 1/350 Royal Navy Battleship HMS Dreadnought (TR 05330)

My cash reserves are shrinking. :o

I must admit I keep looking at Trumpeter's pre and post Dreadnoughts and my wallet runs away  ;) Seriously it would be interesting to hear your views on the Dreadnought ?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on May 27, 2019, 08:01:23 am

1 x Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Exeter York-class Heavy Cruiser (TR 05350)
1 x Trumpeter 1/350 Royal Navy Battleship HMS Dreadnought (TR 05330)

My cash reserves are shrinking. :o

I must admit I keep looking at Trumpeter's pre and post Dreadnoughts and my wallet runs away  ;) Seriously it would be interesting to hear your views on the Dreadnought ?

I'll give you a quick In-Box Review, Chris, because I have no idea when I'll build her ... Unless it's for the In the Navy GB. :unsure:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on May 27, 2019, 08:11:38 am
Cheers sir, it will be appreciated, but no hurry.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on May 27, 2019, 11:36:11 am
Well, now that i have it in my hands, i can call the Blue Thunder helicopters collection complete! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

(https://i.imgur.com/DzsAY4i.jpg)

Now, it would be great to get the 1/32 Tamiya F-16... Although it's a C variant and the one used in the movie was an early F-16A but that's just a minor detail...  :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nils on May 27, 2019, 12:06:24 pm
while ordering a few nicknacks on aliexpress for the missus, i treated myself to a little something  ;D

-1/144 Mini Hobby Models F-111E Aardvark (to be convertd to EF-111A with RetroWings set)
-2 x 1/144 Mini Hobby Models F-4E Phantom II's
-2 x 1/144 Trumpeter Chengdu F-7MG

the F-7MG's arrived today  :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on May 29, 2019, 05:37:23 am
More 1/48 Armour for the PDRV.  This time a Tamiya Su-122.
(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/4/8/6/133486-10911-pristine.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 29, 2019, 09:16:28 am
Wide body trijets.  :wub:

(https://i.imgur.com/aNfN6iz.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on May 29, 2019, 10:02:01 am
rescued for the postal service today two eBay purchases

1 x 1/72 Modeldecal Set 12 Phantom FGR.2. F-104G Starfighter. TAC Decals

1 x 1/72 Modeldecal Set 16 USAF S.E. Asia(2): F-4E, O-2A & AC-47 and USMC OV-10A Bronco

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 31, 2019, 04:59:18 pm
Last month's splurge purchase. Arrived from Hong Kong in great shape! The masks arrived prior.

(https://i.imgur.com/wSZtOtr.jpg)

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 31, 2019, 05:11:42 pm
Small package arrived yesterday with my ebay handle on it.  Strange, all the small parcels are accounted for.  Upon opening it, I find a set of tailfins attached to the tailplanes in a dark green. They're the tail surfaces for the Fairey Hendon I acquired a few weeks back as a part built model!  The irony is that I have a set of early Whitley tail feathers I was going to cobble together a replacement!

Did I mention the Eduard Spitfire HF.VIII weekend edition I got last week?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Hobbes on June 01, 2019, 07:37:01 am
Airfix Airbus A300B (found in a small hobby shop mostly focused on diecast cars, with a few model kits languishing in a corner, boxes noticeably faded in color).
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Steel Penguin on June 01, 2019, 09:03:02 am
An Airfix 1:48 meteor FR9,  now ww2 air support, RW, or air defence grey?  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on June 03, 2019, 01:39:06 pm
An Airfix 1:48 meteor FR9,  now ww2 air support, RW, or air defence grey?  ;D

US Air Force ADC Gray Alaska based Meteor with the big red patches.  ;D

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/57/Convair_F-102A_in_Alaska.jpg/1024px-Convair_F-102A_in_Alaska.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 03, 2019, 03:44:47 pm
My small haul from yesterday' Northern Model Show:

Ventura Spitfire mk IXc (Norwegian and Danish boxing)
Ventura Spitfire FR.18e
Sword Lightning T5
Tamiya P51D Mustang

Oh, and I got Gold in the competition for this - it took it's class:

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/53567253_2368046213220024_8157108322147762176_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr3-1.xx&oh=b552ac817ba3cf575a3710f97fda6f6c&oe=5D247A93)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Captain Canada on June 03, 2019, 04:50:21 pm
While I was away working my stuff showed up from West Coast Hobbies :

2 x Sword 72nd scale Harrier T10/ 12
Roden 144th scale Fairchild C-119C Boxcar

And while away I popped into Hobby Lobby and snagged a 72nd scale Monogram F-22 Raptor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on June 04, 2019, 12:08:50 am
Oh, and I got Gold in the competition for this - it took it's class:

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/53567253_2368046213220024_8157108322147762176_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr3-1.xx&oh=b552ac817ba3cf575a3710f97fda6f6c&oe=5D247A93)

Well done, Wooksta! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: scooter on June 04, 2019, 02:47:01 am
Last month's splurge purchase. Arrived from Hong Kong in great shape! The masks arrived prior.

(https://i.imgur.com/wSZtOtr.jpg)

Now you need a KB-29 to go with it. :wacko:  Or add tip tanks, paint over the bombardier's canopy, and add RAF, USAF, and French markings and camera ports for a spy bird out of RAF Sculthorpe :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on June 04, 2019, 03:45:47 am
Oh, and I got Gold in the competition for this - it took it's class:

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/53567253_2368046213220024_8157108322147762176_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr3-1.xx&oh=b552ac817ba3cf575a3710f97fda6f6c&oe=5D247A93)

Well done, Wooksta! :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on June 04, 2019, 04:01:12 am
Arrived yesterday from ebay,

1 x Modeldecal set 13 German Air Force & Navy (Post War) T-33A, G.91R/3 7 F-104G

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 04, 2019, 05:18:27 am

 Or add tip tanks, paint over the bombardier's canopy, and add RAF, USAF, and French markings and camera ports for a spy bird out of RAF Sculthorpe :wacko:


Or conversely you could buy a Mach2 RB-45 kit which comes like that anyway...........

On second thoughts, perhaps not.  :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 04, 2019, 05:19:50 am

Oh, and I got Gold in the competition for this - it took it's class:

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/53567253_2368046213220024_8157108322147762176_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr3-1.xx&oh=b552ac817ba3cf575a3710f97fda6f6c&oe=5D247A93)


Nice one Lee!  :thumbsup:

Now is that  Lancoln or a Lincaster?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on June 04, 2019, 05:47:01 am

Oh, and I got Gold in the competition for this - it took it's class:


Well done Lee  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: JayBee on June 04, 2019, 06:08:48 am
Now is that  Lancoln or a Lincaster?

What about the Shacklebits ?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rheged on June 04, 2019, 07:33:50 am

Oh, and I got Gold in the competition for this - it took it's class:


Well done Lee  :thumbsup:

Agreed!  Definitely  GOLD quality
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on June 04, 2019, 07:26:21 pm

Oh, and I got Gold in the competition for this - it took it's class:


Well done Lee  :thumbsup:

Agreed!  Definitely  GOLD quality

Same here. Not much of a bomber guy myself but that one looks very good indeed. Congrats, Lee! :thumbsup:

Ok, i know, i said no more kits but i was looking at a Portuguese shop's online catalog and found a rare gem, the Wingman's 1/48 Alpha jet of the PoAF limited edition superkit series... There were only 750 kits released and i'd thought that i would never be able to buy one before they were all gone and thought that they'd all be gone by now but to my surprise, this store still has some available.
At first i thought it had to be a listing error but i went ahead and made the order, which was accepted and then delivered today... :mellow:
It's the Kinetic plastic with a nice bag of resin goodies, PE fret and metal pitot and AoA probes, canopy and wheel masks and excellent decal sheets for a bunch of the PoAF's trainers and demo team "Asas de Portugal". The kit is not cheap but the extras that are in the box make it a good deal when compared to buying a normal Kinetic box and then adding all the extras. :thumbsup:

(https://i.imgur.com/yC4MokN.jpg)

As i was in a real world mood, i bought the Heller Alouette III for a rw build, too... and it was also a good excuse to get free shipping. ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 05, 2019, 08:13:45 am
Several purchases from a not-so-local model shop last weekend - always dangerous...
- Airfix Hs 123
- Airfix D.H. 88 Comet
- Hasegawa Kawasaki T-4 (old mould)
- KPM Aero L-159A ALCA
- Matchbox Me 262
...plus a handful Modelmaster enamels, which are not imported from the USA anymore.

The stash does not get smaller...  :-\
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on June 05, 2019, 04:39:54 pm
Oh, and I got Gold in the competition for this - it took it's class:

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/53567253_2368046213220024_8157108322147762176_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr3-1.xx&oh=b552ac817ba3cf575a3710f97fda6f6c&oe=5D247A93)

Well done Lee! Congratulations.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ;D ;D ;D  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on June 06, 2019, 07:21:30 am
Only one model & various accessories/upgrades;

1 x Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Dreadnought 1907 (TR 05328)
2 x Trumpeter 1/350 US Marines Air Group: CH-53E, AV-8B, MV-22, SH-60F, AH-1W, CH-46E (TR 06639)
1 x AK-Interactive Camouflage Elastic Masking Putty (80g) (AK-8076)
1 x AMMO by Mig Jimenez Anti-Slip Paste - Brown Colour for 1/35 Scale Models (20ml) (A.MIG-2035)
2 x Veteran Models 1/350 Mk.38 Mod2 25mm Chain Gun with Mk-53 Nulka Decoy System (VTM35015)
1 x Aber 1/350 Ships Railing 3 Bar Horizontal (AB 350-01)
1 x Orange Hobby 1/350 MK-36 SRBOC (Super Rapid Bloom Offboard Countermeasures) (8 Sets) (OH N03-132)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nils on June 07, 2019, 07:26:15 am
while ordering a few nicknacks on aliexpress for the missus, i treated myself to a little something  ;D

-1/144 Mini Hobby Models F-111E Aardvark (to be convertd to EF-111A with RetroWings set)
-2 x 1/144 Mini Hobby Models F-4E Phantom II's
-2 x 1/144 Trumpeter Chengdu F-7MG

The F-4E's and the F-111 arrived today :)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 07, 2019, 12:38:37 pm
ANOTHER Revell 2004 Mustang GT to supply spares for the lost bits on my son-in-law's model.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 08, 2019, 03:03:17 pm
Uncle Frank had the newest AZ Bf 109G-12 two seater for me.  I'm quite tempted with an RAF communications one post war but I rather like the look of the kit decals for a Czech one, although if I do that one, I'd have to give it the larger wheels and bulges to twist reality just a tad.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 09, 2019, 05:43:47 am
Impulse buy at $5 a piece. This are neat, they're really easy to assemble with things going on like wings and fuselage as one piece, etc.

(https://i.imgur.com/bgmaT1D.jpg)

And this which was actually a trade deal:

(https://i.imgur.com/G8rLHlm.jpg)

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 09, 2019, 07:15:54 am

And this which was actually a trade deal:

(https://i.imgur.com/G8rLHlm.jpg)


Oooooh YUMMY! That's a real find, superb decal sheet if it's in good shape.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitbasher on June 09, 2019, 10:11:07 am
Oh, and I got Gold in the competition for this - it took it's class:

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/53567253_2368046213220024_8157108322147762176_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr3-1.xx&oh=b552ac817ba3cf575a3710f97fda6f6c&oe=5D247A93)

Well done Lee! Congratulations.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ;D ;D ;D  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Top notch, Lee.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitbasher on June 09, 2019, 10:17:40 am
From today's Elstree show:

Saving pennies now for Telford. Yes I'm a tightwad but there's nothing out on release a the moment that I really want to buy - stuff promised for release later this year (e.g. Freightdog conversions and Airfix Demon/Bulldog repops ooh yes please!

EDIT: looked at the Eduard sprues online.  Hmm.  KP kit may not be a coy but some parts (e.g. wings and the main u/c arrangement) look 'inspired' by the Eduard kit.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nick on June 09, 2019, 10:31:03 am
At the new Elstree show (we should consider a SIG stand next year) I only bought one thing.

AModel Cobalt 50 Valkyrie. It was only £22 which is cheaper than anywhere online. Looks fabulous in the box, soft plastic as fits the limited production run of 500.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nils on June 09, 2019, 12:40:38 pm
came back from a party north of the border tonight, managed to get a few stasha ditions from the LHS before it closed for the night  ;D

-Revell 1/144 F-14A Black Tomcat (to be painted in Area 88 colors)
-2 x Revell 1/72 BAe Hawk T.1 "red arrows" (both the old (with swiss decals) and new boxings)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 09, 2019, 03:26:07 pm

And this which was actually a trade deal:

(https://i.imgur.com/G8rLHlm.jpg)


Oooooh YUMMY! That's a real find, superb decal sheet if it's in good shape.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

It's immaculate, brotha! In glorious shape.....    the other stuff is nice, too. It came with a spare set of ATP American Airlines decals for the DC-10, A-330, or 767 then yet another sheet....    Draw decals' DC-10 windows and doors set.

This Mexicana livery looks really sharp on the DC-10....    I'm pretty fortunate to have snagged this lil feller, made my day.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on June 10, 2019, 03:50:00 am
Back from Model Expo.  Swap and Sell was in a new, bigger room which meant it was less swampy and smelt better.
There were less small, old kits this year.  This meant I only filled one shopping bag instead of two and didn't get any Cessnas which was a shame.
One bloke was selling three or four 1/72 Boeing 747s for $120 each but despite Brad C's voice in my head saying "do it, do it, you know you want to..." I resisted the temptation to buy one and build the PDRV presidential aircraft Republic One.
But I did add to the stash with these.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48035907043_ef897b908e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gbLzBR)Grumman Mohawk OV-1A (https://flic.kr/p/2gbLzBR) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48035736278_3962a3d761_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gbKGRC)MiG-25 (https://flic.kr/p/2gbKGRC) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48035693041_7fefcd0ba1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gbKu1a)Grumman F9F-8 Cougar (https://flic.kr/p/2gbKu1a) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/)
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Dewoitine is ex Heller.
Sea Lion is a lovely delicate resin kit.
Voodoo includes a resin F-101A/C nose and white metal landing gear.
Capri is 1/25.  Mrs z's mum had a 1600 '69 Capri.  This isn't right in the detail as it's the Mk II shape and has a V6 but it is the closest I have yet found and so will get the same paint job (BRG with gold go faster stripes and Super Roo stickers).

And from the Metro Hobbies stand I could not resist this.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48035799047_a559e575d6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gbL2vR)20190610_174809 (https://flic.kr/p/2gbL2vR) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on June 10, 2019, 05:58:42 am
Back from Model Expo.  Swap and Sell was in a new, bigger room which meant it was less swampy and smelt better.


Only you could post that comparison  ;) ;D

The Karaya Sealion kit was a good price and as for the S.55, what's it like ?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on June 10, 2019, 06:01:01 am
Impulse buy at $5 a piece. This are neat, they're really easy to assemble with things going on like wings and fuselage as one piece, etc.

(https://i.imgur.com/bgmaT1D.jpg)


I've built a few of those - mainly the He 162 - ideal kits for wiffery.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on June 10, 2019, 06:03:53 am
At the new Elstree show (we should consider a SIG stand next year)

Very much so. I had a word with some of the host club members on the way out to congratulate them on a very good first show and they said they will be starting to look at next years show round about Telford time. One of those I spoke to was aware of us as a SIG and said that he'd always enjoyed our displays  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on June 10, 2019, 06:14:03 am
So what did I get at the Elstree show, apart from lost  :angel:?

My main spend was a major re-stock of my paint supplies. I'd ordered most of these before hand from the Big H but they didn't have a couple I needed so I was "forced" to buy a set to get them, which of course means I have 4 colours I don't currently need to restock and also pushed the price up  :banghead: I don't mind the Hataka sets because they don't artificial make their sets up to a set number of colours. If it needs 4 you just get 4, if it needs 14 you get 14, but the others I find annoying even on a good day. The set I bought includes white to get the number up to 8  :-X

Also got a couple of Yahu instrument panels.

Kit wise I just bought 2.

1/72 AZ CR-32 Hungarian AF boxing. Will be real world, an aircraft from the 1939 War with The Slovak State.

1/72 IBG Crusader Mk.III AA tank. Yes Chris bought a tank - I couldn't find a ship I fancied. It's new tool and has an interesting approach to the tracks and running gear (I'll post some photos) plus I've always liked the Crusader AA for some reason. Real world, out of the box so either Polish Armoured Division or 7th Armoured Division NW Europe 1944.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 10, 2019, 07:08:33 am
A massive haul you got there Fred.  :thumbsup:

Why does the Voodoo need a new nose? I've got a few of them and never found a need for anything other than the stock Hase offering.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Captain Canada on June 10, 2019, 11:33:08 am
Stopped at Dean's in Owosso this weekend. I wanted to get something with wheels to do my scratch built truck train for my Harrier engine swap build dio. Found a couple of perfect donors :

48th scale Arii SCUD-B R-17 Missile and AL ABBAS SS-1C Remade

To go along with those, I also purchased the Airfix 48th scale Operation Herrick vehicle crew set, and the quad bikes and crew set.

I was also happy to see that, still on the shelf, was the 48th scale Monogram RF-101B Recon Voodoo that I should have bought last time !
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: McColm on June 10, 2019, 11:55:05 am
The Academy 1/72 Boeing B-29A now includes parts for the KP-29 tanker variant,  I wish I had known before as the KP-29 is an expensive kit to buy on it's own.
I also bought an Italeri 1/72 RF-4C/E Rhino.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 10, 2019, 06:45:00 pm
Fred, there is/was a kit of the Capri mk 1 in 24th/25th - I have one somewhere but can't remember the manufacturer and it's a bit basic.  Doyusha maybe?

I'm wanting to do it as Reegan's motor from the Doctor Who story "The Ambassadors of Death"

Edit: Having dug it out fairly easily, I can confirm it's Doyusha.

http://crazeekitz.forumactif.org/t1504-ford-capri-1-24-doyusha
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: McColm on June 10, 2019, 08:16:16 pm
1/72 Sanger vacform with metal parts Avro Lincoln B2 and Mk31 extended nose.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on June 11, 2019, 04:09:29 am
Now I have both of these in the stash;

1 x Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Dreadnought 1907 (TR 05328)
1 x Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Dreadnought 1918 (TR 05330)

 at some stage I'll be building my whif HMAS Australia (I) in both her battlecruiser & aircraft carrier guises ... at some stage!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on June 11, 2019, 04:45:13 am
Fred, there is/was a kit of the Capri mk 1 in 24th/25th - I have one somewhere but can't remember the manufacturer and it's a bit basic.  Doyusha maybe?

I'm wanting to do it as Reegan's motor from the Doctor Who story "The Ambassadors of Death"

Edit: Having dug it out fairly easily, I can confirm it's Doyusha.

http://crazeekitz.forumactif.org/t1504-ford-capri-1-24-doyusha

Thanks Lee.  I've built a couple of the Doyusha car kits.  Detail on the bodies has been excellent but the chassis and interiors were crude and engineered to take an electric motor.  Worse, scale was varied so they all fit the same chassis.
I'll still keep an eye out for one though as it could be fitted to the AMT chassis or built kerbside with a scratched up interior.
The Australian market Capris had some differences to the European Mk 1 were still closer to it than to the Mk II.

...The Karaya Sealion kit was a good price and as for the S.55, what's it like ?

Sea Lion was indeed a bargain.  I have yet to check for warping but it looks OK at first glance.  I haven't opened the S55 bags but it looks finely moulded with excellent detail.  Engines are resin and that wing is huge.  Only possible issue might be cutting out the windows in the hulls if I decide to build the variant which had them.

...Why does the Voodoo need a new nose? I've got a few of them and never found a need for anything other than the stock Hase offering.
Hasegawa kit is the RF-10 C with a camera nose.  The resin nose is a pointy one for building an F-101A or C.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 11, 2019, 04:51:57 am

...Why does the Voodoo need a new nose? I've got a few of them and never found a need for anything other than the stock Hase offering.
Hasegawa kit is the RF-10 C with a camera nose.  The resin nose is a pointy one for building an F-101A or C.


Ah, right, thanks. I mis-read your original post, sorry.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on June 11, 2019, 05:51:01 am

...Why does the Voodoo need a new nose? I've got a few of them and never found a need for anything other than the stock Hase offering.
Hasegawa kit is the RF-10 C with a camera nose.  The resin nose is a pointy one for building an F-101A or C.


Ah, right, thanks. I mis-read your original post, sorry.  :rolleyes:

I got hold of an Airwaves (IIRC) conversion set to do that Fred, it still needs finishing though  :blink:

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/cac950dd-7169-4eea-813f-79a0998fa117.JPG)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on June 11, 2019, 06:03:39 am
I think what I have is the Airwaves nose.  I haven't had a proper look yet.

Looks good Robert.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on June 11, 2019, 06:04:48 am

...The Karaya Sealion kit was a good price and as for the S.55, what's it like ?

Sea Lion was indeed a bargain.  I have yet to check for warping but it looks OK at first glance.  I haven't opened the S55 bags but it looks finely moulded with excellent detail.  Engines are resin and that wing is huge.  Only possible issue might be cutting out the windows in the hulls if I decide to build the variant which had them.


Cheers mate  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on June 11, 2019, 08:15:21 am
I think what I have is the Airwaves nose.  I haven't had a proper look yet.

Looks good Robert.
 :thumbsup:

Thanks, the hold up on it is I'm missing a part of the decals. I've got a number of aftermarket decals but none of them have the large black 'walk-way' one which goes over the air intake ducting. The one I do have is for another F-101 I have on the backburner --
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 11, 2019, 10:46:38 am

 The one I do have is for another F-101 I have on the backburner --


So scan it and print off another one, black prints easily.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: McColm on June 11, 2019, 11:37:43 am
Thanks for the info on the Capri kit,  got a wide variety in the stash.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on June 11, 2019, 12:02:16 pm

 The one I do have is for another F-101 I have on the backburner --


So scan it and print off another one, black prints easily.  :thumbsup:

Yeah but -- but -- but  that's too easy   ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on June 13, 2019, 10:27:36 am
Latest addition to my decal stash from eBay

1 x 1/72 Modeldecal set 26: Hunter FGA.9, Buccaneer S2B, Canberra B.2 and Gazelle HT2 & 3

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on June 14, 2019, 09:07:50 am
More decals for my stash from eBay

1 x 1/72 Modeldecal set 88: Royal Air Force Meteors: F.8, FR.9, NF.11,F - 3, 10, 13 + 33 Escadres

1 x 1/72 Tasman V7205  F4H-1, F3H-2M, RAAF Mirage IIID, RCN F2H-3, RF-8G, F4H-1, RNZAF F4U-1D + FJ-1 Fury    Been after this decal set for a while for the F4H-1 decals as they are the only ones I know about for very early F-4 Phantoms  :thumbsup:

Gondor

P.S.Picked up a package from Hannants this evening containing

1 x 1/72 AMK Kfir, only managed to get one but want more so please keep a look out for me please folks.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: McColm on June 14, 2019, 02:05:27 pm
Interesting that the Contrail and Sanger vacform 1/72 Avro Lincoln kits are not the same.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: ChernayaAkula on June 15, 2019, 09:33:02 am
Just a couple.

1/72 Amodel Bo-105 CBS-4 - cheap on eBay - may try to put some ATGMs on this one. Kinda like the German PAH-1, but different missiles. TOWs probably. Or HOTs, but mounted differently? Or TRIGAT launchers from a Tiger? May have to nick some sights/sensors from a Tiger kit as well.

1/72 Eduard MiG-21MF Fishbed in Czech service -  Eduard Fishbeds #5 and #67 in my stash.  ;D Boxing comes with two kits, a Czech book on  MiG-21MFs in Czechoslovakian, Czech and Slovakian service and 39 (yes - thirty-nine!) decal options. Both probably to be real world. Probably specials. Leaning towards the options in the box art.

(https://www.eduard.com/out/pictures/1/2127.jpg)

1/72 Zvezda MiG-21bis - bought a couple of weeks ago. Mainly for the pilot figure. No, really. He's my go-to pilot for anything Soviet at the moment. Wanted to clone him in resin. Have converted an Aires Soviet pilots since and may clone him instead. Hmmm, we'll see.

1/100 Revell A-10. Bought to nick the engines from, as I thought I had messed up the engines in previous 1/100-A-10-turned-1/72. Wanted to elongate the engine nacelles to make them less "stubby" (in their proper scale they look alright, but when scale-o-rama'd, they're a bit on the small side). Turns out the original bits weren't hacked-up too badly and may be salvageable after all. Leaving me with another A-10 that can be whiffed. Thought about another scale-o-rama to 1/72. Twin-boom pusher-prop? :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 15, 2019, 10:22:13 am
The postie delivered a parcel from Big H today, and it contained that triple-pack of 1/50 - 1/60 scale Haegawa Japanese gliders that Weaver linked a few days ago.

A VERY ancient kit, but lots of long wings to Whiff with.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Thorvic on June 15, 2019, 03:52:40 pm
Arrived this week
1/72 Special Hobby Fairey Barracuda MKIII ASW version
1/72 Valom Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer RAF boxing


1/72 CTA RAN decals  - large sheet covering the RAN carrier Types from Sea Otter to Skyhawk  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on June 16, 2019, 05:49:04 pm
The postie delivered a parcel from Big H today, and it contained that triple-pack of 1/50 - 1/60 scale Haegawa Japanese gliders that Weaver linked a few days ago.

A VERY ancient kit, but lots of long wings to Whiff with.  :thumbsup:

Nice one!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on June 16, 2019, 05:59:20 pm
Just a couple.

1/72 Amodel Bo-105 CBS-4 - cheap on eBay - may try to put some ATGMs on this one. Kinda like the German PAH-1, but different missiles. TOWs probably. Or HOTs, but mounted differently? Or TRIGAT launchers from a Tiger? May have to nick some sights/sensors from a Tiger kit as well.


There are real-world Bo-105 with TOWs. A quick websearch shows Swedish ones as being the most common.

The Spanish have some with an Rh.202 20mm cannon under the belly.

Of course, you could still do TOW or 20mm and make it a whif by putting it in different markings. There are LOTS of Bo.105 users. How about a Finnish one with Russian AT-6 Spiral missiles?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 17, 2019, 07:03:10 am
Postwoman has just dropped off a parcel from the Big H

1/35 M688 Lance SSM Loader/Transporter
1/72 SovM/Amodel Learjet U-36A [JASDF markings supplied but not a chance of this happening  ;) ]

couple of decal sheets.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Bungle on June 18, 2019, 08:17:51 am
More decals for my stash from eBay

1 x 1/72 Modeldecal set 88: Royal Air Force Meteors: F.8, FR.9, NF.11,F - 3, 10, 13 + 33 Escadres

1 x 1/72 Tasman V7205  F4H-1, F3H-2M, RAAF Mirage IIID, RCN F2H-3, RF-8G, F4H-1, RNZAF F4U-1D + FJ-1 Fury    Been after this decal set for a while for the F4H-1 decals as they are the only ones I know about for very early F-4 Phantoms  :thumbsup:


Glad you liked them !  ;D  My wife thanks you for your contribution to her shoe collection.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on June 19, 2019, 09:38:12 pm
You know when you go into a store & a model or two follow you home? Well, that happened to me today! :o

Went into my local Toy World, which has a decent selection of models, paints, etc., to get some Tamiya paints when, lo & behold, I spy a table covered in model kits! :o :o

Spitfires, Mirage 2000's, F-18, F-16's (single & two seaters), Harriers, in 1/72 & 1/48 scale, $20 each! :o :o :o

Also, their model selection has doubled in the last fortnight since I was last in to get some paint. The lass who owns it (I've known her since she was in high school & her dad owned the store) said that model kits & railway stuff have really taken off recently &, if it sells, she's stocking it. Sounds good for the hobby here! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

So, I buys me paints (3 x XF-7 Flat Red) & I'm followed home by;

1 x Hasegawa 1/72 A-37A/B Dragonfly (A12-00142) - Will be Australian Army Aviation Corps, Light COIN
1 x Tamiya 1/48 RN Sea Harrier FRS.1 (61026) - I have another, one will be RAN FAA, the other RAMAA
1 x Tamiya 1/48 Douglas F4D-1 Skyray (61055) - No idea why, I sold my last one to Volkodav (over on BtS) - I'll put it aside & have a think on it, although an idea is already forming in my warped little mind! :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on June 19, 2019, 10:20:03 pm
More decals for my stash from eBay

1 x 1/72 Modeldecal set 88: Royal Air Force Meteors: F.8, FR.9, NF.11,F - 3, 10, 13 + 33 Escadres

1 x 1/72 Tasman V7205  F4H-1, F3H-2M, RAAF Mirage IIID, RCN F2H-3, RF-8G, F4H-1, RNZAF F4U-1D + FJ-1 Fury    Been after this decal set for a while for the F4H-1 decals as they are the only ones I know about for very early F-4 Phantoms  :thumbsup:


Glad you liked them !  ;D  My wife thanks you for your contribution to her shoe collection.

My only complaint would be that they didn't have the platic bags that they came in

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 20, 2019, 12:46:51 am

So, I buys me paints (3 x XF-7 Flat Red) & I'm followed home by;

1 x Hasegawa 1/72 A-37A/B Dragonfly (A12-00142) - Will be Australian Army Aviation Corps, Light COIN
1 x Tamiya 1/48 RN Sea Harrier FRS.1 (61026) - I have another, one will be RAN FAA, the other RAMAA
1 x Tamiya 1/48 Douglas F4D-1 Skyray (61055) - No idea why, I sold my last one to Volkodav (over on BtS) - I'll put it aside & have a think on it, although an idea is already forming in my warped little mind! :wacko:


In my mind's eye I have this vision of Womby walking down the street with those three kit boxes walking along in convoy behind him, having grown legs of course.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on June 20, 2019, 01:44:57 am

So, I buys me paints (3 x XF-7 Flat Red) & I'm followed home by;

1 x Hasegawa 1/72 A-37A/B Dragonfly (A12-00142) - Will be Australian Army Aviation Corps, Light COIN
1 x Tamiya 1/48 RN Sea Harrier FRS.1 (61026) - I have another, one will be RAN FAA, the other RAMAA
1 x Tamiya 1/48 Douglas F4D-1 Skyray (61055) - No idea why, I sold my last one to Volkodav (over on BtS) - I'll put it aside & have a think on it, although an idea is already forming in my warped little mind! :wacko:


In my mind's eye I have this vision of Womby walking down the street with those three kit boxes walking along in convoy behind him, having grown legs of course.  ;D ;)

Something like The Luggage from Terry Pratchett's Discword books:

(https://images.ecosia.org/pAOfxLj3xsnBvwqo-rzYWQk0Iog=/0x390/smart/http%3A%2F%2Fmonstersvault.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2018%2F01%2Fdiscworld-box-luggage-terry-pratchett1.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on June 20, 2019, 05:47:47 am

So, I buys me paints (3 x XF-7 Flat Red) & I'm followed home by;


In my mind's eye I have this vision of Womby walking down the street with those three kit boxes walking along in convoy behind him, having grown legs of course.  ;D ;)

I'm intrigued by the bulk purchase of Flat Red  :unsure:


Also, their model selection has doubled in the last fortnight since I was last in to get some paint. The lass who owns it (I've known her since she was in high school & her dad owned the store) said that model kits & railway stuff have really taken off recently &, if it sells, she's stocking it. Sounds good for the hobby here! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


More power to her elbow  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: ChernayaAkula on June 20, 2019, 05:50:13 am
There are real-world Bo-105 with TOWs. A quick websearch shows Swedish ones as being the most common.

The Spanish have some with an Rh.202 20mm cannon under the belly.

Of course, you could still do TOW or 20mm and make it a whif by putting it in different markings. There are LOTS of Bo.105 users. How about a Finnish one with Russian AT-6 Spiral missiles?

I knew about the Swedish Bo-105s and their TOW fit (actually have one of those planned as a real-world build), I just wasn't clear enough in my wording. I was thinking of a different TOW fit, looks-wise. Not the semi-faired HeliTOW launchers the Sewdes use, but either a "raw" quad-pack as on the Lynx or the streamlined dual-round pods used on the MD-500/OH-6. Another option would be the triple launcher as used on the UH-1 in Vietnam.....

But a Finnish one with AT-6s, hmmm.... oh, you're evil!  :wacko: You know this has to built, right? And not just in a plain green, but in a splinter-y camo like their tanks use, right?
For the sensors, I guess one could use the sighting unit and periscope from a Mi-24 chin, flip it around and stick it on the cockpit roof.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TallEng on June 20, 2019, 07:52:57 am
Two Roden VC-10s, one with BOAC colours the other is a RAF K.4
(although both kits have the same sprues) BOAC Tanker anyone :o
That's me sorted for the 'Engines more or less' GB ;D

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 20, 2019, 08:34:47 am
Wait a minute!! Does this mean 6 or 8 engine VC-10?!  :wub: :wub: ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TallEng on June 20, 2019, 09:15:51 am
Wait a minute!! Does this mean 6 or 8 engine VC-10?!  :wub: :wub: ;D :thumbsup:

I guess you'll have to wait and see..... :wacko:

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on June 20, 2019, 10:04:14 am
Wait a minute!! Does this mean 6 or 8 engine VC-10?!  :wub: :wub: ;D :thumbsup:

I guess you'll have to wait and see..... :wacko:

Regards
Keith

Now that gives me an idea  :wacko:

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TallEng on June 20, 2019, 10:16:45 am
Wait a minute!! Does this mean 6 or 8 engine VC-10?!  :wub: :wub: ;D :thumbsup:

I guess you'll have to wait and see..... :wacko:

Regards
Keith

Now that gives me an idea  :wacko:

Gondor

Slight thread drift here....
But I can see a twin fuselaged VC-10 with the 8 Engines inbetween the top of the fins... :o

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on June 20, 2019, 10:31:28 am
I'm intrigued by the bulk purchase of Flat Red  :unsure:

Nothing special, I just mix my own Hull Red & I like having a couple of spares of any colour lined up, just in case (&, so far, I haven't had a jar of Tamiya paint go "off" before I've finished it, with the exception of a couple of their metallic paints).
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on June 20, 2019, 11:30:24 am


Now that gives me an idea  :wacko:

Gondor


Slight thread drift here....
But I can see a twin fuselaged VC-10 with the 8 Engines inbetween the top of the fins... :o

Regards
Keith


Not from me you won't  ;D

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on June 20, 2019, 12:18:05 pm
Wait a minute!! Does this mean 6 or 8 engine VC-10?!  :wub: :wub: ;D :thumbsup:

I guess you'll have to wait and see..... :wacko:

Regards
Keith

Now that gives me an idea  :wacko:

Gondor

Slight thread drift here....
But I can see a twin fuselaged VC-10 with the 8 Engines inbetween the top of the fins... :o

Regards
Keith

(http://photos.smugmug.com/OLDPB/i-NS9Pk8R/0/919c3e1d/O/TWINVC10-01.jpg)

(http://photos.smugmug.com/OLDPB/i-3cQpGxX/0/2ef3f1aa/O/TRIVC10-01.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 20, 2019, 12:39:56 pm
That's some nutty stuff right there.  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 20, 2019, 01:21:44 pm
They're probably already on Harro's building board.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Captain Canada on June 20, 2019, 04:21:01 pm
Stopped at Hobby Lobby to grab that Bronco.

Then I went to Hobby Hut to grab some styrene and rod. Forgot to get that but walked out with :

144th scale Academy SEPECAT Jaguar

48th scale Airfix Herrick Landrover pair and Vehicle crew
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on June 20, 2019, 07:45:49 pm
The designer must have been one of Tophe's ancestors! ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on June 21, 2019, 06:15:53 am
I'm intrigued by the bulk purchase of Flat Red  :unsure:

Nothing special, I just mix my own Hull Red & I like having a couple of spares of any colour lined up, just in case (&, so far, I haven't had a jar of Tamiya paint go "off" before I've finished it, with the exception of a couple of their metallic paints).

I understand  :thumbsup:

I've found that Xtracrylic has a very good shelf life as well. So far none has gone on me, touch wood, Lifecolor on the other hand ?

However I have some Humbrol Authentics which have to be almost 50 years old ? and they are still perfectly up to the job  :bow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Chaos on June 21, 2019, 10:03:17 am
new at my stash
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Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on June 23, 2019, 12:20:51 pm
Haul from today's Coventry Show:

Attack 1/72nd Tatra V855 aerosan double pack (from Mike McEvoy)
Sword 1/72nd Lightning T Mk.4 (from Mike McEvoy)
Trumpeter 1/35th RF-8/GAZ-98 aerosan
Airfix Club 1/72nd Hurricane IID El-Alamein Anniversary (nicer 40mm guns than the AZ one I've got)
Revell 1/72nd Boeing X-32A JSF contender
Combat Kits 1/72nd resin Scottish Aviation Pioneer CC1

Books:
Profile 104: PZL P.23 Karas
AFV Weapons Profile 52: M47 Patton
AFV Weapons Profile 62: Commando, Twister and High Mobility Vehicles

I've actually already got the Twister profile, but for £2 I thought it needed to be in our world. If anybody wants it, you can have it for free, unless you live outside the UK in which case I'd appreciate you paying the postage (shouldn't be much: it's basically a sub-A4 pamphlet).
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 23, 2019, 01:49:43 pm
Was very restrained at the show today. Only  brought a single kit. This was the Sova M 1/72 Northrop Grumman Firebird UAV. But also quite a few aftermarket bits too.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Martin H on June 23, 2019, 02:27:21 pm
I was less than restrained at Coventry.

Matchbox Dassault Mystere.
Italeri MH-53J Pave Low III.
Hasegwa A-37A dragon fly
Academy TBM Avenger.
Allycat Basler Dakota conversion.
Allycat SAAF Turbo dak conversion.
Freightdog Tandem two seat hunter set (pair of)

The following were given to me free of charge by Mike McEvoy.
Huma Flettner FL282.
Mach2 WB-57F Canberra.

And a pair of removals from my stash, both to Geoff B.
Tamya Douglas Skyray.
Akitombo Blackburn Firecrest.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 23, 2019, 03:06:20 pm

Mach2 WB-57F Canberra.


Never mind OGL, I'm sure you'll recover eventually..............  ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kerick on June 23, 2019, 09:11:00 pm
I ordered two kits off of evil bay today. The Italeri/Revel/Tamiya Tornado F-3  and Mistercraft SU-22M4 both in 1/72 scale. The Tornado will become Canadian and the SU-22 will become Polish with the latest markings. Plus fingernail decals for the Chicago Bears and Cubs. These will probably end up on an F-5 and an A-4.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: JayBee on June 24, 2019, 04:21:06 am
Just arrived from the Big H :

KP models Orlican VSO-10B (that a glider for those who do not know). Lovely looking wee kit. They have issued two versions of it, fixed or retractable u/c, but the plastic in the box gives the parts for both versions.

Valom Twin Pioneer CC1. GLORY. GLORY, GLORY at last an injected Twin Pin.  :wub:
RAF version, one in grey/green camo, the other white/grey of ETPS Boscombe Down. I watched this very aircraft from the tower at Boscombe, doing rough field circuits on the grass area.
No "brown bomber" scheme but that will be easy to correct, maybe as a gun ship.  :rolleyes:
The kit does look good in the box.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Thorvic on June 24, 2019, 08:19:53 am
Just arrived from the Big H :

KP models Orlican VSO-10B (that a glider for those who do not know). Lovely looking wee kit. They have issued two versions of it, fixed or retractable u/c, but the plastic in the box gives the parts for both versions.

Valom Twin Pioneer CC1. GLORY. GLORY, GLORY at last an injected Twin Pin.  :wub:
RAF version, one in grey/green camo, the other white/grey of ETPS Boscombe Down. I watched this very aircraft from the tower at Boscombe, doing rough field circuits on the grass area.
No "brown bomber" scheme but that will be easy to correct, maybe as a gun ship.  :rolleyes:
The kit does look good in the box.  :thumbsup:

That's because it will be the third boxing Jim ;-)

(http://www.valom.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/72138-Scottish-Aviation-Twin-Pioneer-XL993.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on June 24, 2019, 10:09:37 am
Various items received today from various sorces and not to be used together

1 x 1/72 Airfix Mosquito Mk.II/VI/XVIII to be a re-engined Mk.VI

1 x 1/72 Xtradecal X72074 Hawker Sea Fury FB. II/50

1 x Trumppeter, Master Tools, Model Chisel F2

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: JayBee on June 24, 2019, 11:09:38 am
Just arrived from the Big H :

KP models Orlican VSO-10B (that a glider for those who do not know). Lovely looking wee kit. They have issued two versions of it, fixed or retractable u/c, but the plastic in the box gives the parts for both versions.

Valom Twin Pioneer CC1. GLORY. GLORY, GLORY at last an injected Twin Pin.  :wub:
RAF version, one in grey/green camo, the other white/grey of ETPS Boscombe Down. I watched this very aircraft from the tower at Boscombe, doing rough field circuits on the grass area.
No "brown bomber" scheme but that will be easy to correct, maybe as a gun ship.  :rolleyes:
The kit does look good in the box.  :thumbsup:

That's because it will be the third boxing Jim ;-)

(http://www.valom.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/72138-Scottish-Aviation-Twin-Pioneer-XL993.jpg)

AH! but at least it will not be a gunship!  :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on June 25, 2019, 04:36:37 am
Various items received today from various sorces and not to be used together

1 x 1/72 Airfix Mosquito Mk.II/VI/XVIII to be a re-engined Mk.VI

1 x 1/72 Xtradecal X72074 Hawker Sea Fury FB. II/50

1 x Trumppeter, Master Tools, Model Chisel F2

Gondor

I dunno.  Mosquito/Fury Mistletoe anyone?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Hobbes on June 25, 2019, 05:49:46 am
They're probably already on Harro's building board.  ;D ;)

I've resisted so far, but who knows  :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 25, 2019, 05:51:47 am
After a resounding victory against the forces of 'Big Business', the NatWest Bank and Octopus Energy this morning, I rewarded my self with a Revell 1/72 F-15E Strike Eagle kit, the one that's a weapons kit with an aeroplane included as an extra.  ;)

I have plans for it that involve an all-metal finish in the service of a European Air Force which may require some changes in the shapes of its flying surfaces......  ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 25, 2019, 07:27:25 am
A cheeky bid on a lot comprising a trio of Spitfires and a decal sheet arrived yesterday.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on June 25, 2019, 10:03:29 am
Retreived from the post office

1 x 1/72 Matchbox Mosquito

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Flyer on June 25, 2019, 10:21:47 am
Over a week ago a LS BD-5 arrived thanks to TheChronicOne, cheers Brad :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 25, 2019, 12:14:04 pm
It got there pretty fast, aside from the extra time spent in solitary.   ;D  By the end of whatever day it was I mailed it I was distracted and forget to mention it.   :o Cheers!!!! 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on June 25, 2019, 01:33:16 pm
An Airways Vac Form 1/72 Britannia is on it's way to me. It will be my second one and both will be converted. One will be a Yukon and the other will be a CL-44 variant
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on June 26, 2019, 05:48:05 am
From Ebay:

New Ware 1/144th masking set for Revell Space Shuttle kits.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 26, 2019, 07:31:49 am

New Ware 1/144th masking set for Revell Space Shuttle kits.


Now why would you want one of those, eh?  ;) ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on June 26, 2019, 07:43:32 am

New Ware 1/144th masking set for Revell Space Shuttle kits.


Now why would you want one of those, eh?  ;) ;) ;) ;)

Well I have three shuttle kits and two shuttle projects, although only one of them qualifies for the Engines More Or Less GB, and I havn't tracked down all the parts for that one yet. I have looked longingly at those complete decal sets that give you all the tile pattern, but since I haven't won the lottery, I won't be getting them any time soon...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nils on June 26, 2019, 12:22:37 pm
new AliExpress order:

for the Area 88 build project :)

-2 x 1/144 Mini Hobby Models MiG-23 Flogger (for MiG-23BN and MiG-27D conversion)
-2 x 1/144 Mini Hobby Models MiG-21PF Fishbed

further:

-2 x 1/144 4D-Model Z-9C Dauphin
-2 x 1/144 4D-Model RQ-4 Global Hawk.

the latter 2 are snapkits, but wil be modified with more scratchbuild details and new decals.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: ChernayaAkula on June 27, 2019, 01:02:58 pm
<...>
-2 x 1/144 4D-Model Z-9C Dauphin <...>

Oh, now that sounds interesting.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on June 27, 2019, 03:29:50 pm
An Airfix Shackleton MR.2 and Victor B.2 are now tucked away in the stash --- Looking at the plastic they seem to be very nice kits.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 27, 2019, 07:36:06 pm
The Airfix Shackleton is a lovely kit.  There are many who complain about the fit.  I don't know which kit they're building as I haven't had any issues with the ones I've built/part started.

Really wish I could find the urge to get my 100 Group electronic warfare one to the paint stage.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kerick on June 27, 2019, 08:36:26 pm
The Tornado F-3 arrived today. Now I need the Canadian decals to go with. I know where to get them, just need to do it.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Thorvic on June 27, 2019, 11:44:38 pm
Just realised I didn't put my haul from this last week:-

From Martin H's collection
Special Hobby Seafire F46
Akitombi Blackburn B48 Firecrest
Tamiya Skyray

From Cov Show
S&M RAF Gan Stalwart reef rescue vehicles - 2 x Stalwart kits, plus Resin rescue kit and decals
Academy Grumman Avenger
Aoshima FW-152
Special Hobby Sea Fury
Valom Brigand - Off Trev stash sale
Grumman Tigercat - off Trev stash sale

From North via Martin
Airfix Firefly
Special Hobby Firefly

Off eBay
Valom Firebrand TFII - DOH factor here bought this one half wondering if i could rebuild to a TFV and then discover a day later Valom are finally doing the IV and V centarus powered versions !!! :banghead:
Airfix SA Bulldog


Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 28, 2019, 06:47:25 am

S&M RAF Gan Stalwart reef rescue vehicles - 2 x Stalwart kits, plus Resin rescue kit and decals


Do S&M do the rescue bits themselves or are they from another vendor please?

A set like that would work a treat on the Stolly I'm building as an amphibious tug for my Monterey.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: JayBee on June 28, 2019, 09:08:09 am
That set is not on their website yet, and I am rather interested.
So like Kit I am very interested to know a bit more.

Jim
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 28, 2019, 11:36:49 am
All the way from Russia!:lol:  Modern era tri-prop airliner.  ;D I had to have it.

(https://i.imgur.com/ZFHqnGY.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rheged on June 28, 2019, 12:54:49 pm
All the way from Russia!:lol:  Modern era tri-prop airliner.  ;D I had to have it.

(https://i.imgur.com/ZFHqnGY.jpg)

I can quite understand why you wanted one of these. Ever since I flew in one, the "TUPPENY TRIDENT"  has been a favourite of mine.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 28, 2019, 02:28:29 pm
Goodness, I didn't know anyone did one of THEM either! I've GOT to get one!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 28, 2019, 02:36:25 pm
A pity the Airfix 72nd Islander is long gone, although examples do turn occasionally - I've found two recently for Willie.  Civil and military releases.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nick on June 28, 2019, 03:28:46 pm
All the way from Russia!:lol:  Modern era tri-prop airliner.  ;D I had to have it.

(https://i.imgur.com/ZFHqnGY.jpg)

There's one at Duxford - I've put my 2 pics here https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46657.msg848660#msg848660
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on June 28, 2019, 04:10:04 pm
Just bought a Big Plane Kits 1/72 737-200 in Canadian North markings. It comes with the 'gravel kit' that is installed on the 737-200s 'up north'
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 29, 2019, 01:52:54 am
All the way from Russia!:lol:  Modern era tri-prop airliner.  ;D I had to have it.

<picture>

There's one at Duxford - I've put my 2 pics here https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46657.msg848660#msg848660

Cheers! Good lookin' plane there, I say. Reminds me of a pencil.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: rickshaw on June 29, 2019, 02:07:38 am
Scalemates lists a 1/72 Trislander under Vami Models.  Unfortunately no longer in production...   :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 29, 2019, 02:23:26 am

Scalemates lists a 1/72 Trislander under Vami Models.  Unfortunately no longer in production...   :banghead:


Making one from an Islander is a big job, I think you need THREE kits to do it properly.  :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: JayBee on June 29, 2019, 06:08:03 am
It can be done with two kits. I did one many years ago. The one bit of info that I did not have then was the drooped LE on the wing between the engine pods and the fuselage.
It was done in Loganair markings, and it was last seen hanging from the ceiling of the bar in the Glasgow Flying Club's clubhouse.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Thorvic on June 29, 2019, 08:46:36 am
That set is not on their website yet, and I am rather interested.
So like Kit I am very interested to know a bit more.

Jim


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/S-M-Models-RAF-Gan-Alvis-Stalwart-Rescue-Vehicles-1-76-scale-DOUBLE-KIT/254254718709?hash=item3b32c31ef5:g:XxoAAOSwUmxc99I7 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/S-M-Models-RAF-Gan-Alvis-Stalwart-Rescue-Vehicles-1-76-scale-DOUBLE-KIT/254254718709?hash=item3b32c31ef5:g:XxoAAOSwUmxc99I7)

Its on Mels eBay page, but not the website !



Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: JayBee on June 29, 2019, 11:14:26 am
Thanks Geof  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on June 29, 2019, 11:48:00 am
A pity the Airfix 72nd Islander is long gone, although examples do turn occasionally - I've found two recently for Willie.  Civil and military releases.

I got one at Telford from an overseas (Dutch?) trade stall who mostly did ships. Wasn't cheap mind you, but it was bearable.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 29, 2019, 12:25:31 pm
Darn it, I don't need two more Stollys, I don't even need one 'cos I've got one already, I just wanted the add-on bits.  :banghead:

Thanks any Geoff, I'll see if they'll sell me just the bits.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on June 29, 2019, 01:45:11 pm
A pity the Airfix 72nd Islander is long gone, although examples do turn occasionally - I've found two recently for Willie.  Civil and military releases.

I got one at Telford from an overseas (Dutch?) trade stall who mostly did ships. Wasn't cheap mind you, but it was bearable.

So what happened to the Islander mould ? has it gone missing ?  The one I have can be built civvie or military.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 29, 2019, 03:08:32 pm
Those are neat little kits. I have the old Phillipines Air Force boxing. Picked it up sealed for a pretty good price. I was happy about that one.   :laugh:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 29, 2019, 03:16:25 pm
The military one I picked up was twenty notes - Martin would have snapped it up if Willie had baulked at the price.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on June 29, 2019, 08:44:19 pm
Think my Islander was £14 IIRC.

I've got one of TSR Joe's AEW noses, so I'll probably put that on it one day. Toss-up between Falkland Islands Defence Force and Belize...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on June 29, 2019, 08:45:53 pm
From ebay:

1/144th scale Space Shuttle telescope and arms, probably Revell but not sure.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 30, 2019, 03:14:20 am
Willi is planning on markings for Mali, I think.  Along with the Cessna 02 I got him.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on June 30, 2019, 08:57:53 am
From the local garden centre's craft dept:

Deco brand Robot Parts kit. Scale? Ermmmm.... ;D

Basically, it's a pack of stereotypical cartoon robot arms, legs and aerials for kids to stick into clay robot models. For £2.50, how could I refuse?  :wacko:

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Steel Penguin on June 30, 2019, 09:03:24 am
from a wargames tabletop at nearby Penkridge.
a games workshop Tau skyray gunship at around 2/3 new  :thumbsup:
and ground Ground zero games, a set of spice marines ( ill tell you what I want ... )  ;) some more of the demoness gang
and 3 Black tree games Dr who figs, an Ace, the wheelchair bound scientist from the darlek invasion of earth film and one I don't recognise and will have to try to find on the website

very happy with them.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on June 30, 2019, 09:45:38 am
and ground Ground zero games, a set of spice marines ( ill tell you what I want ... )  ;) some more of the demoness gang

Have they got Z1G-A-Z1G-AH guns?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Steel Penguin on June 30, 2019, 10:19:33 am
 ;D ;D ;D  if they hadn't ... they have now.
 ( I need an applause smiley fot that one, that was brilliant Weaver)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Thorvic on July 01, 2019, 12:07:51 am
A pity the Airfix 72nd Islander is long gone, although examples do turn occasionally - I've found two recently for Willie.  Civil and military releases.

I got one at Telford from an overseas (Dutch?) trade stall who mostly did ships. Wasn't cheap mind you, but it was bearable.

So what happened to the Islander mould ? has it gone missing ?  The one I have can be built civvie or military.

Nothing they reissued it in 2006 so the so called lost sprue was replaced, they boxed it with both the Islander and Defender options. It will probably reappear in their classic boxing in the next year or two
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on July 01, 2019, 03:21:58 am
A pity the Airfix 72nd Islander is long gone, although examples do turn occasionally - I've found two recently for Willie.  Civil and military releases.

I got one at Telford from an overseas (Dutch?) trade stall who mostly did ships. Wasn't cheap mind you, but it was bearable.

So what happened to the Islander mould ? has it gone missing ?  The one I have can be built civvie or military.

Nothing they reissued it in 2006 so the so called lost sprue was replaced, they boxed it with both the Islander and Defender options. It will probably reappear in their classic boxing in the next year or two

Good news.  I owe it myself to make amends for what I did to one way back when.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on July 01, 2019, 04:30:09 am
;D ;D ;D  if they hadn't ... they have now.
 ( I need an applause smiley fot that one, that was brilliant Weaver)

YW  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on July 01, 2019, 06:34:04 am
A pity the Airfix 72nd Islander is long gone, although examples do turn occasionally - I've found two recently for Willie.  Civil and military releases.

I got one at Telford from an overseas (Dutch?) trade stall who mostly did ships. Wasn't cheap mind you, but it was bearable.

So what happened to the Islander mould ? has it gone missing ?  The one I have can be built civvie or military.

Nothing they reissued it in 2006 so the so called lost sprue was replaced, they boxed it with both the Islander and Defender options. It will probably reappear in their classic boxing in the next year or two

Thanks Geoff, that's probably the boxing I've got then --
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nick on July 02, 2019, 10:18:58 am
From Lidl, 2x cardboard boxes. Stash, for storage of.

These were only £1.50 each and rather neatly are the exact width for the large Revell kits like the 1/72 Hunters.
This should help organise my mess a bit better  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on July 03, 2019, 03:17:19 am
Bought some paint from BNA Modelworld and somehow this found it's way into the package.  I hate it when that happens.   ;)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48187138301_a52432376a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gq8Fpk)20190703_175159 copy (https://flic.kr/p/2gq8Fpk) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

To my surprise it has an interior (although without breeches for the turret mounted machine guns).
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 03, 2019, 05:13:16 am
A new Tamiya re-scribing tool.

Goodness knows where my original one has gone, nor its Olfa team-mate.  :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on July 03, 2019, 06:51:41 am
Purchased Monday and Tuesday:

Bandai Star Wars 1/144:

Sienar TIE/LN fighter & Sienar TIE/ad fighter set

Incom T-65B X-Wing

Incom T-65B X-Wing & Koensayr BTL-A4 Y-Wing set

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: JayBee on July 03, 2019, 08:46:47 am
Bought some paint from BNA Modelworld and somehow this found it's way into the package. I hate it when that happens.   ;)


Oh no you don't!  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on July 03, 2019, 07:57:21 pm
You'll find the interior is a bit out of scale, Fred, but that's not surprising, when you consider the thickness of the plastic hull to the thickness of the real steel plating - it ain't to scale. :o

Accuracy of the interior is, also, a little dodgy but that hasn't stopped me building two of the family (Cockerill & Mecar gunned variants), being in the drawn-out-by-other-commitments process of building another (quite heavily modified) & having at least 2 more in the stash. :thumbsup:

Not a bad little kit - remember that the hull slides on from the front when putting it together, not from the top. ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Thorvic on July 03, 2019, 11:22:09 pm
Picked up off Kingkit

Magna 1/72 Short Sturgeon TT2/3
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on July 04, 2019, 03:54:48 am
You'll find the interior is a bit out of scale, Fred, but that's not surprising, when you consider the thickness of the plastic hull to the thickness of the real steel plating - it ain't to scale. :o

Accuracy of the interior is, also, a little dodgy but that hasn't stopped me building two of the family (Cockerill & Mecar gunned variants), being in the drawn-out-by-other-commitments process of building another (quite heavily modified) & having at least 2 more in the stash. :thumbsup:

Not a bad little kit - remember that the hull slides on from the front when putting it together, not from the top. ;)

Noted.  Thanks mate.   :thumbsup:  This might get a Police or private security make over.  Or maybe a taxi for rougher neighbourhoods.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on July 04, 2019, 07:59:53 am
Received in the mail courtesy of Mr Brian da Basher:

1 x 1/72  Revell MiG-29 Fulcrum
1 x 1/144 Revell MiG-29 Fulcrum
1 x 1/144 Revell F-19 Stealth Fighter

Thank you, Brian! I'll have to have a big think about this lot! :thumbsup:

Ordered from BNA Models:

1 x 1/350 Bofors 40mm Twin Mount set A
2 x 1/350 WWII 20MM Twin Oerlikon Machine Gun (1pcs - actually the picture says 20pcs)
1 x 1/350 WWII 20MM Single Oerlikon Machine Gun (1pcs - actually the picture says 20pcs)
2 x 1/350 Royal Navy 20mm Oerlikon Cannon MK IV Mount (25pcs)
2 x 1/350 British 2-pdr 40mm/39 1.575in Mark VIII (POM-POM) Barrels
2 x 1/350 WWII Royal Navy Watertight Door set C

Apparently I'm going to be modifying/detailing a few ships. :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on July 04, 2019, 11:33:29 am
You'll find the interior is a bit out of scale, Fred, but that's not surprising, when you consider the thickness of the plastic hull to the thickness of the real steel plating - it ain't to scale. :o

Accuracy of the interior is, also, a little dodgy but that hasn't stopped me building two of the family (Cockerill & Mecar gunned variants), being in the drawn-out-by-other-commitments process of building another (quite heavily modified) & having at least 2 more in the stash. :thumbsup:

Not a bad little kit - remember that the hull slides on from the front when putting it together, not from the top. ;)

Noted.  Thanks mate.   :thumbsup:  This might get a Police or private security make over.  Or maybe a taxi for rougher neighbourhoods.
Here's yer taxi escort.  ;D

(http://photos.smugmug.com/OLDPB/i-DCdmQGN/0/cb075f44/L/BRDM_BASH_03-L.jpg)

Hard to believe I did that back in 2007 for the One-Week GB.  :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on July 05, 2019, 03:04:05 am
Heh heh.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: JayBee on July 06, 2019, 04:13:32 am
Just received from The Big H,

Roden 1/144 C-133A Cargomaster.

Looks good  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 06, 2019, 08:30:40 am
Just received from The Big H,

Roden 1/144 C-133A Cargomaster.

Looks good  :thumbsup:
Sweeeeeeet.  Going to pick up one myself pretty soon.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitbasher on July 06, 2019, 09:03:53 am
AZ Attacker FB2 from LHS (AJ Aviation)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kerick on July 06, 2019, 03:29:45 pm
Just received today from a seller in Poland. A Mistercraft SU-22M4 with the photo recon pod. Looks pretty nice in the box. Only thing is the exterior areas of the model parts have a slightly rough texture. I’m sure it’s to simulate matte paint. A little super fine sanding will take that down. Engraved panel lines so no problem there. A far better kit than the Hobby crap one I have in the stash.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on July 07, 2019, 04:54:46 am
Just received today from a seller in Poland. A Mistercraft SU-22M4 with the photo recon pod. Looks pretty nice in the box. Only thing is the exterior areas of the model parts have a slightly rough texture. I’m sure it’s to simulate matte paint. A little super fine sanding will take that down. Engraved panel lines so no problem there. A far better kit than the Hobby crap one I have in the stash.

Jealous.  Is this the one that includes the Blue/Yellow/Red East German scheme?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 07, 2019, 01:54:39 pm
Gondor tipped me off about a Contrail Warwick on ebay, but indicated he was likely to bid, so I refrained only for a second one to pop up a day or two later.  Game on and for some reason, it's now mine.  Although it's not.  A mate of mine wants one and as he's passed me some very tasty and expensive conversions for next to nowt, it's all his.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on July 07, 2019, 01:59:24 pm
Gondor tipped me off about a Contrail Warwick on ebay, but indicated he was likely to bid, so I refrained only for a second one to pop up a day or two later.  Game on and for some reason, it's now mine.  Although it's not.  A mate of mine wants one and as he's passed me some very tasty and expensive conversions for next to nowt, it's all his.

Glad it's going to a good home as I had to save the pennies due to needing a hose replaced in the car cooling system so could not bid on them, next time unless Alley Cat bring theirs out in the meantime.... not holding my breath on that one

Gondor

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on July 07, 2019, 07:27:12 pm
Won a set of South African Air Force 1950-1958 decals. Hopefully, some of the smallest will work for 1/144 aircraft, but I have a plan for a whiff SAAF camouflage Hunter using the Mirage F-1 style camouflage.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kerick on July 07, 2019, 10:27:36 pm
Just received today from a seller in Poland. A Mistercraft SU-22M4 with the photo recon pod. Looks pretty nice in the box. Only thing is the exterior areas of the model parts have a slightly rough texture. I’m sure it’s to simulate matte paint. A little super fine sanding will take that down. Engraved panel lines so no problem there. A far better kit than the Hobby crap one I have in the stash.

Jealous.  Is this the one that includes the Blue/Yellow/Red East German scheme?

Is this the one you're thinking of? It includes the decals but doesn't mention them in the instructions, strange.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48228313941_7807baaf5c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gtLHua)

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on July 08, 2019, 01:25:49 am
Just received today from a seller in Poland. A Mistercraft SU-22M4 with the photo recon pod. Looks pretty nice in the box. Only thing is the exterior areas of the model parts have a slightly rough texture. I’m sure it’s to simulate matte paint. A little super fine sanding will take that down. Engraved panel lines so no problem there. A far better kit than the Hobby crap one I have in the stash.

Jealous.  Is this the one that includes the Blue/Yellow/Red East German scheme?

Is this the one you're thinking of? It includes the decals but doesn't mention them in the instructions, strange.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48228313941_7807baaf5c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gtLHua)



No.  This one.  I found the image googling.  Mistercraft call it the Desert Storm boxing.  I have a Hobbycraft two seater I may finish like this.
(http://mistercraft.eu/img/cms/Schematy%20malowań/D-17%20Su-22.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on July 08, 2019, 02:33:23 am
Bought a 1/32 Revell VW Beetle from the local Toy World as a birthay present for myself today. &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 08, 2019, 04:01:00 am
Gondor tipped me off about a Contrail Warwick on ebay, but indicated he was likely to bid, so I refrained only for a second one to pop up a day or two later.  Game on and for some reason, it's now mine.  Although it's not.  A mate of mine wants one and as he's passed me some very tasty and expensive conversions for next to nowt, it's all his.

Glad it's going to a good home as I had to save the pennies due to needing a hose replaced in the car cooling system so could not bid on them, next time unless Alley Cat bring theirs out in the meantime.... not holding my breath on that one

Gondor




If and, more importantly when, Alleycat bring his out, it's likely to be at least £120 and probably more, plus you'll wait for about three months for it despite the money coming out of your account within days. 

The most expensive Contrail one will set you back £50 including postage.  It's one of Contrail's later kits, with injection parts and decals, plus lots of spare engines and bits to do any variant.  Quite a comprehensive package and as Neil Gaunt is unwilling to rerelease it - as vacforms don't sell - one thats only going to appreciate in value in the short term.  TBH, I suspect Valom may have a bash at it, but that's just speculation.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on July 08, 2019, 11:12:00 am
Just bought a Big Plane Kits 1/72 737-200 in Canadian North markings. It comes with the 'gravel kit' that is installed on the 737-200s 'up north'

This was at the post office today, I am seriously impressed with this kit ----  :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on July 08, 2019, 12:33:12 pm
Gondor tipped me off about a Contrail Warwick on ebay, but indicated he was likely to bid, so I refrained only for a second one to pop up a day or two later.  Game on and for some reason, it's now mine.  Although it's not.  A mate of mine wants one and as he's passed me some very tasty and expensive conversions for next to nowt, it's all his.

Glad it's going to a good home as I had to save the pennies due to needing a hose replaced in the car cooling system so could not bid on them, next time unless Alley Cat bring theirs out in the meantime.... not holding my breath on that one

Gondor




If and, more importantly when, Alleycat bring his out, it's likely to be at least £120 and probably more, plus you'll wait for about three months for it despite the money coming out of your account within days. 

The most expensive Contrail one will set you back £50 including postage.  It's one of Contrail's later kits, with injection parts and decals, plus lots of spare engines and bits to do any variant.  Quite a comprehensive package and as Neil Gaunt is unwilling to rerelease it - as vacforms don't sell - one thats only going to appreciate in value in the short term.  TBH, I suspect Valom may have a bash at it, but that's just speculation.

Good point about the probable cost of the Alleycat kit but as I said it's as much how much £ I have available when one comes on the market. Thanks for the advice though Lee  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on July 09, 2019, 03:30:28 am
Found on my doorstep today in a box marked Hobby Link Japan.

Fujimi 1/24 Borrani wire wheel upgrade set.
Hasegawa 1/12 1979 Kawasaki KH400.  I may build this with an actual working hinge in the middle of the frame (this is a bikers joke).
Hasegawa 1/72 Douglas A-1H Skyraider "US Navy".  I already have the "Vietnam War" boxing of this.  It's the same mould except the Vietnam release has an extra 6 sprues of weapons (including a toilet).  This release has no weapons load, just a single drop tank.  If you want one of these and can find one buy the Vietnam one.  This maybe either RW African or South/Central American.  Or something else altogether.
Tamiya 1/35 Universal Carrier "European Campaign".  This has rubber band tracks  :-\
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 09, 2019, 07:08:05 am
Master/Mistecraft kits are always a lottery - never take a bet on the box artwork and the decal sheet an/or the painting instructions that come with the kit! I have had cases that none of these matched up (Iskra and MiG-21 kits).

Besides, an 1:72 Zvesda T-34/85 and a HUMA 1:72 Me 309 joined the pile.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kerick on July 09, 2019, 07:45:19 am
Master/Mistecraft kits are always a lottery - never take a bet on the box artwork and the decal sheet an/or the painting instructions that come with the kit! I have had cases that none of these matched up (Iskra and MiG-21 kits).

All I can say is the kit itself is much, much better than the Hobbycraft kit I have. I’ll probably use after market decals anyway so that’s no problem.

And the ejection seat at least resembles the Soviet type, not some shapeless lump to stuff under the canopy.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 09, 2019, 09:34:31 am

Found on my doorstep today in a box marked Hobby Link Japan.


I wouldn't put up with people dumping stuff like that on your doorstep, I'd send it back................  ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on July 09, 2019, 10:18:46 am
Received from Scaleworx today

1 x 1/72 Kfir TC.2/7 conversion set along with a couple of missing items from the TC.12 set I ordered earlier this year

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on July 09, 2019, 01:21:38 pm
An Airways Vac Form 1/72 Britannia is on it's way to me. It will be my second one and both will be converted. One will be a Yukon and the other will be a CL-44 variant

And this was at the post office today ---
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 09, 2019, 01:42:07 pm
That's one glorious ware, right there!!!!! Expedite!  ;D :thumbsup: :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on July 10, 2019, 04:00:57 am
Hasegawa 1/12 1979 Kawasaki KH400.  I may build this with an actual working hinge in the middle of the frame (this is a bikers joke).

Remember to paint it purple... ;)

I nearly bought one of those once, because it's non-standard (purple with white stripes) paint job looked pretty. Then I found out that that was it's second new paint job after it's fourth crash. That brought to mind the HHGTTG quote, "just as discretion is the better part of valour, so cowardice is the better part of discretion", and so I valiantly ran away so fast that nearly hurt myself...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on July 10, 2019, 04:07:17 am
From MJW Models via ebay:

Trumpeter 1/72nd Scale F-106B Delta Dart  :wub:

To be built up (eventually... :rolleyes:) as an RAF F-106K/Dart FAW.1, of course. :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on July 10, 2019, 05:00:06 am
Hasegawa 1/12 1979 Kawasaki KH400.  I may build this with an actual working hinge in the middle of the frame (this is a bikers joke).

Remember to paint it purple... ;)

I nearly bought one of those once, because it's non-standard (purple with white stripes) paint job looked pretty. Then I found out that that was it's second new paint job after it's fourth crash. That brought to mind the HHGTTG quote, "just as discretion is the better part of valour, so cowardice is the better part of discretion", and so I valiantly ran away so fast that nearly hurt myself...

I've always been attracted to triples and I once nearly bought an almost mint KH250.  I say almost mint because it had a massive dent in one side of the tank.  I reckon someone had restored it, fallen off almost immediately and then sold it in disgust.  Wish i'd bought it.  The GPz 305 I bought instead was a wonderfull bike to ride but would never start unless it was ridden every day.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on July 10, 2019, 05:06:31 am
Hasegawa 1/12 1979 Kawasaki KH400.  I may build this with an actual working hinge in the middle of the frame (this is a bikers joke).

Remember to paint it purple... ;)

I nearly bought one of those once, because it's non-standard (purple with white stripes) paint job looked pretty. Then I found out that that was it's second new paint job after it's fourth crash. That brought to mind the HHGTTG quote, "just as discretion is the better part of valour, so cowardice is the better part of discretion", and so I valiantly ran away so fast that nearly hurt myself...

I've always been attracted to triples and I once nearly bought an almost mint KH250.  I say almost mint because it had a massive dent in one side of the tank.  I reckon someone had restored it, fallen off almost immediately and then sold it in disgust.  Wish i'd bought it.  The GPz 305 I bought instead was a wonderfull bike to ride but would never start unless it was ridden every day.

I had a very tatty Suzuki GT380 triple for a while, bought as panick backup to the 'good' bike (Les Harris Matchless G80 :rolleyes:) that was spending more time in the dealers than my bike shed. The Suzi had an aftermarket three-into-one-expansion-chamber exhaust that robbed it of all top-end. And all bottom-end. And all mid-range...  I eventually part-ex'd it against a much nicer 2nd hand Moto-Guzzi V50 Monza. On my way to the dealers to do the swap, the Suzi's ignition key bounced out of the switch (for the first time ever), vanished down the tank tunnel, and got stuck. So I had to stop by the side of the road and dismantle the damned thing AGAIN, just to get rid of it... :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on July 10, 2019, 06:59:38 am
Hasegawa 1/12 1979 Kawasaki KH400.  I may build this with an actual working hinge in the middle of the frame (this is a bikers joke).

Remember to paint it purple... ;)

I nearly bought one of those once, because it's non-standard (purple with white stripes) paint job looked pretty. Then I found out that that was it's second new paint job after it's fourth crash. That brought to mind the HHGTTG quote, "just as discretion is the better part of valour, so cowardice is the better part of discretion", and so I valiantly ran away so fast that nearly hurt myself...

I've always been attracted to triples and I once nearly bought an almost mint KH250.  I say almost mint because it had a massive dent in one side of the tank.  I reckon someone had restored it, fallen off almost immediately and then sold it in disgust.  Wish i'd bought it.  The GPz 305 I bought instead was a wonderfull bike to ride but would never start unless it was ridden every day.

I had a very tatty Suzuki GT380 triple for a while, bought as panick backup to the 'good' bike (Les Harris Matchless G80 :rolleyes:) that was spending more time in the dealers than my bike shed. The Suzi had an aftermarket three-into-one-expansion-chamber exhaust that robbed it of all top-end. And all bottom-end. And all mid-range...  I eventually part-ex'd it against a much nicer 2nd hand Moto-Guzzi V50 Monza. On my way to the dealers to do the swap, the Suzi's ignition key bounced out of the switch (for the first time ever), vanished down the tank tunnel, and got stuck. So I had to stop by the side of the road and dismantle the damned thing AGAIN, just to get rid of it... :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

I've ridden a KH400 one time, just to see what it was about (my buddy's bike), I loved the power but wasn't really able to test it's handling properly.
I had a Suzuki GT550 for years, after I had knocked the lower corners off the outer exhaust pipes (just under the foot pegs) I bought a Piper 3into1 expansion pipe for it, loved the sound of that pipe, especially when all the fiberglass muffler stuffing got blown out  :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on July 10, 2019, 02:28:42 pm
I have had a few two strokes  when  I  was in my 20's a Yamaha  RD 350 f2 ypvs , in black and red, that was  fast and  handled pretty well,  5 months later I  got  rid and  bought  a Stan Stevens  tuned RD 500 powervalve, with a full allspeed system  on it. It's sound was intoxicating,  along  with the smell and  20 miles per gallon  fuel range.  Wish I kept that, it was a less popular  red and  black one.  In 2000 I  bought  a 1972 suzuki T250 hustler,  that thing terrified me. I had a tuned  1200 Suzuki bandit at the time,  and  it was sedate  compared.  Crap brakes didn't  do corners and  no engine  breaking.  Marvellous.
Chris.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on July 10, 2019, 05:16:35 pm
My first bike was a Tiger Cub, then I got a '73 Hustler. I replaced the rubber handlebar supports with metal ones and it handled a damn sight better for it. Ferodo brakes were a huge improvement too.
Talking about 2-stroke oil smell, when we went to the Dominican Republic the first time, first thing I noticed when we came out on the terminal at the airport, 2-stroke oil ---- they have hundreds of motorcycle taxis down there, conchos they call them, mostly 125 Yamaha singles
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on July 11, 2019, 03:50:42 am
When I was cutting my motorcycling teeth highly tuned two strokes were what all the cool kids had.  They never seemed to last very long before they want bang.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on July 11, 2019, 04:59:12 am
I knew a girl like that once, bent at the middle and only gave two strokes...….

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: scooter on July 11, 2019, 05:02:31 am
I knew a girl like that once, bent at the middle and only gave two strokes...….

Gondor

(https://memecrunch.com/meme/3TGNX/oookay-then/image.gif?w=400&c=1)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on July 11, 2019, 05:12:08 am
Ahem.  So, anyone got any new kits then?

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on July 11, 2019, 06:49:09 am
Ahem.  So, anyone got any new kits then?
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on July 11, 2019, 07:03:32 am
Ahem.  So, anyone got any new kits then?

I've got an AiM CL-44D conversion coming from Hannants (to be used with one of my Airways Vac Form Britannias), plus a couple of North American FJ Fury decal sheets which will be used in one of my theme builds.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on July 11, 2019, 02:24:16 pm
Despite  throwing spanners and money at my sidecar outfit,  I  have  been  buying the odd kit and  decal sheet.  One  kit I  have  been  anticipating  is the 1/72nd scale  zvesda MSTA-S self propelled  152mm howitzer. I am so glad it has rubber  tracks  on it too. Aircraft  wise, I  have acquired  an Anigrand  McDonnell  XF-88A voodoo. This will be a competitor to Gloster's  javelin  as an all weather  interceptor,  put forward by  Hawker.  The aircraft  was far superior  in performance  than the Javelin,  and  will be in service  much  longer than the  Javelin  was  in real life. The  decals I  have  got  are  the Blackbird models Hunter part one and  post war RAF part 3, andthe model alliance  RAF Germany  part 3. I have 12 aircraft for my RAF 1950's to 1970's so far  so I am going to need  plenty of decals . The earliest aircraft  being  a  turbo propped  P-51, made from surplus  aircraft  from world war two.
Chris.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on July 12, 2019, 08:54:55 pm
It's that time of year again - tax rebate time.  And this year there is more because we had an election and those who won bribed the electorate.

As I am on Uncle duties this weekend I had an hour to kill while The Boy was at Kung Fu.  What else to do but visit the LHS.  It was only a couple of minutes from the dojo after all.
I picked up two Italeri 1/72 choppers;
UH-1C Gunship starter set.  No plans for this yet but maybe it could get a  RW 'strayan Vietnam scheme.
UH-60 Black Hawk "Night Raid".  This will be a RW ADF chopper in Tan, Black and Green camo.

Also paint.  And some Testors Liquid Cement for Plastic - the stuff in the square black bottle with a red label.  This is my favourite glue for styrene (mainly because the nozzle doesn't clog like Revell Contacta) but it's hard to find here.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 13, 2019, 03:57:01 am
I love that glue. Between TET and that stuff, I do all I need to. A couple years ago I found six bottles on sale for like.... $4 a piece or so and I snagged 'em up. Should last a while.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 13, 2019, 04:43:38 pm
Arrived safely at the house today....     

(https://i.imgur.com/jt44mBJ.jpg)

I'm going to TRY.. to turn this into another fighter-liner with Air France livery.  :wacko:


(https://i.imgur.com/KeqfP0N.jpg)
Had one of these on the radar for quite some time.... finally snagged one that fell into my price range. (Under $30 total, and this was all of that at $29.99 but free shipping) I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this one, but I'll likely make it OOB. At some point I'm going to buy another version with the radial engines and put Slovakian markings on it.

Snagged a much larger cutting mat recently as well....  $12 and free shipping, why not? Not sure what time of day it arrived but it was missed and I found it at 3:30 in the morning when I went out to move my truck for work. A bit astonished a crackhead didn't run off with it.  :unsure:

(https://i.imgur.com/gAI5kLF.jpg)
1/144 aircraft for scale.


Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on July 14, 2019, 03:37:29 am
I built that Pe-8 model a good few years ago, real world. It's one that you need to take your time over, just settle for slow but steady progress, and most importantly put it down for a bit before it starts to frustrate you, which it will. It will then build ok.

When I build kits that I know are not going to be "shake and bake" like this one I always find building a nice simple one at the same time helps.

Apologies if I'm teaching Granny to suck eggs  :thumbsup:

Love the idea of an Air France Eurofighter especially on Bastille Day, naughty boy  ;) ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on July 14, 2019, 03:45:58 am
The Pe8 prototype had a fifth engine in the fuselage mounted on the wing spars specifically to provide supercharged air to the other four.
I offer this information in case Brad C, or anyone else is thinking (as I might have been) of adding an engine to the nose of a Pe8 for the Engines - More or Less GB.  It won't count.   ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on July 15, 2019, 01:47:53 pm
One 1/1000 scale Bandai CEC CR90 Corvette, aka Rebel Blockade Runner otw
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 15, 2019, 02:45:49 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/awIdQEh.jpg)

She's gon' be big 'n pink.  :angel:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 16, 2019, 08:46:56 am
A HUMUNGUOUS box from the Big H's Summer Sale containing an Airfix Victor B2, a Lightning F2A (you can never have too many....) and a Fouga Magister.

The Victor's enormous  :o and looks to be pretty complex, but I'm not sure it'll end up as a Victor......  ;)
 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 17, 2019, 08:01:29 am
I bought anouther Typhoon. This time in the proper scale. :snooty: 

Went for the double seater because it was $20 after shipping and I didn't see many other for sale and the ones I did were more. Not much logic went into this other than I'm a penny-penching cheapass.  ;D   

(https://i.imgur.com/2bhMIPT.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rheged on July 17, 2019, 08:40:01 am
I bought anouther Typhoon. This time in the proper scale. :snooty: 

Went for the double seater because it was $20 after shipping and I didn't see many other for sale and the ones I did were more. Not much logic went into this other than I'm a penny-penching cheapass.  ;D   


No you are not. This is a sensible idea!  As a  member  of Whiffworld, you realise that the cheaper the base kit, the more likely you are to do something  unexpectedly creative with it!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on July 17, 2019, 08:45:28 am
I bought anouther Typhoon. This time in the proper scale. :snooty: 

Went for the double seater because it was $20 after shipping and I didn't see many other for sale and the ones I did were more. Not much logic went into this other than I'm a penny-penching cheapass.  ;D   


No you are not. This is a sensible idea!  As a  member  of Whiffworld, you realise that the cheaper the base kit, the more likely you are to do something  unexpectedly creative with it!

Ah, right, well then ----


erm! this is 1/72 scale

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/b69b59ff-4dbd-4903-805a-9effef467092.JPG)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 17, 2019, 08:53:49 am
I bought anouther Typhoon. This time in the proper scale. :snooty: 

Went for the double seater because it was $20 after shipping and I didn't see many other for sale and the ones I did were more. Not much logic went into this other than I'm a penny-penching cheapass.  ;D   


No you are not. This is a sensible idea!  As a  member  of Whiffworld, you realise that the cheaper the base kit, the more likely you are to do something  unexpectedly creative with it!

Right you are!!! I guess I forget sometimes...  Case in point, my two cheap Caravelles that I just recently cut up and crammed together. I had no qualms about this at all because they were dirt cheap.  :wacko: :angel:


I bought anouther Typhoon. This time in the proper scale. :snooty: 

Went for the double seater because it was $20 after shipping and I didn't see many other for sale and the ones I did were more. Not much logic went into this other than I'm a penny-penching cheapass.  ;D   


No you are not. This is a sensible idea!  As a  member  of Whiffworld, you realise that the cheaper the base kit, the more likely you are to do something  unexpectedly creative with it!

Ah, right, well then ----


erm! this is 1/72 scale

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/b69b59ff-4dbd-4903-805a-9effef467092.JPG)
Wow!!! Check that out.  :wub: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 17, 2019, 10:03:59 am
A Hasegawa 1:72 RA-5C for just EUR 3,-. Cheap enough for not having a plan for it.
It came without box, decals or instructions, though, probably a Kangnam copy/re-issue.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 17, 2019, 10:12:13 am
A Hasegawa 1:72 RA-5C for just EUR 3,-. Cheap enough for not having a plan for it.
It came without box, decals or instructions, though, probably a Kangnam copy/re-issue.

I would have snagged it, too, for that price.  :wacko:   It's hard to pass up good deals.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Mossie on July 17, 2019, 02:00:21 pm
Esci 1/72 F-5B from Kitnut. 

Cheers Robert! :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on July 18, 2019, 06:31:50 am
Airfix 1/72 Westland Whirlwind for the engines more or less GB  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on July 18, 2019, 06:41:24 am
Esci 1/72 F-5B from Kitnut. 

Cheers Robert! :cheers:

Happy to help you out Simon  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Chaos on July 18, 2019, 08:17:00 am
New at my stash.
(https://s18.directupload.net/images/190718/paqldwje.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s18.directupload.net/images/190718/di4wsxmp.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s18.directupload.net/images/190718/hat7nhdd.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s18.directupload.net/images/190718/l3sf8w9n.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s18.directupload.net/images/190718/7mo4tg5k.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s18.directupload.net/images/190718/7adzcdqf.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on July 18, 2019, 08:33:11 pm
Ordered today:

1 x 5 Star Models 1/350 WWII USN Caisson for Oerlikon (FS350020)
1 x Aires 1/48 Hawker Hunter F.6 Cockpit Set for Airfix kits (AIR 4773)
1 x Bravo 6 1/35 "Body & Soul" Sheridan Crew (2 figures) (B6-35311)
1 x Wood Hunter 1/350 HMS Dreadnought 1915 Wooden Deck for Trumpeter kit #05329 (WH35071)
2 x Bronco Models 1/35 British Army ATV Quad Bike and Trailer w/Soldier (CB35207) [on Pre-Order]
1 x GasPatch Models 1/35 Flexible Ammo Belts Cal. 050 (GAS18-35150)
1 x GasPatch Models 1/48 Flexible Ammo Belt Cal.050 (GAS18-48144)
1 x Italeri 1/48 RAAF P-40E/K Kittyhawk (Australian Decals included) (IT2795)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on July 19, 2019, 03:48:28 am
Received today from Sabes Model House.

Italeri 1/35 Staghound Anti Aircraft armoured car.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on July 19, 2019, 06:04:52 am

Italeri 1/35 Staghound Anti Aircraft armoured car.

Interesting, not only had I forgotten they did a Staghound, but I don't think I even realised they did the AA version.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 19, 2019, 05:42:50 pm
$45 total.....    No one bid on the Dominie and the others only had a couple bids beyond my initial ones. The wee 737...  sometimes to go for pretty expensive prices, not to mention the other two.  &lt;_&lt;

(https://i.imgur.com/GX1WZXR.jpg)


Then this thing for $80 free shipping and that was my hundred dollars plus over-budget....   :rolleyes: ;D 

(https://i.imgur.com/PxHCWlX.jpg) 

I've been wanting one of these for awhile though, so... I mean.... what the hell is the point of even living if you don't do what you want at least some of the time.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 19, 2019, 09:38:49 pm
The BD-5 is a lifeboat for the C-17, right?  ;D ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on July 20, 2019, 01:47:49 am
The BD-5 is a lifeboat for the C-17, right?  ;D ;)

I had the same thoughts - great minds or what ?  ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nils on July 20, 2019, 02:31:10 am
a new online order has been placed  :mellow:

-Revell 1/144 Boeing 747-100 (to become a Yamato Air Lines aircraft from Area 88)
-Revell 1/144 EA-18G Growler (to replace the failed RAAF F-18F)
-Academy 1/144 Su-22 Fitter
-Academy 1/144 B-1B lancer (to be painted as Saki's "White Swan of Death" from Area 88)
-AFV Club 1/144 SH-3 Sea Kings (you can never have too many seakings  ;D)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 20, 2019, 08:35:27 am
The BD-5 is a lifeboat for the C-17, right?  ;D ;)

I had the same thoughts - great minds or what ?  ;)

Yo, that's not a bad idea!!!  I'd be likely to turn the C-17 into crammed packed passenger airliner anyway so it would be suitable. Or perhaps it could ACTUALLY be a flying cruise ship or something.  ;D


Well, from a good day of kits arriving to a bad day. This another thing I bought with my hard fought lawn mowing money. When I bought it, it looked like this:

(https://i.imgur.com/N68Dnen.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/gRl6tkf.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/PPRS2m0.jpg)

What I got, was this pile of garbage:
(https://i.imgur.com/bnxpY85.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/bzeyHMy.jpg)

OK, so, I'm a collector, too. If I wanted a Concorde to build, I could have gotten one half the price of this but I wanted the glorious box!!! I was going to stick it up on my wall where my other kits I enjoy to look at are sitting. Oh well. I'm not sure I should raise a stink or not. It was shipped in one of them flimsy bubble wrap envelopes but then again if the parcel service crushes things it isn't necessarily the senders fault. Also, I hate to even mess with stuff like this so I'm contemplating just tossing it into the stash and trying find another to buy.

All that said, this is my first Concorde so I'm happy to have it... it just cost too much.  :rolleyes: ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on July 20, 2019, 09:08:44 am
The BD-5 is a lifeboat for the C-17, right?  ;D ;)

I had the same thoughts - great minds or what ?  ;)

Maybe for a C-5 ----   ;)

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/04b258fe-ffc9-4d9e-98ca-97893ae9c6b5.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 20, 2019, 10:00:30 am
 ;D ;D ;D   That's awesome.....    Super big and super little.  :laugh:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 20, 2019, 03:00:32 pm
I agree about the Braniff Concorde box, it's awesome, and I've never even seen a pic of the box before.  :o

But the plastic is dire, it's the original Airfix kit of the 1st prototype, and it's even a bad kit of that! For a class 1/144 Concorde the Revell kit's the winner.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 20, 2019, 04:56:16 pm
I agree about the Braniff Concorde box, it's awesome, and I've never even seen a pic of the box before.  :o

But the plastic is dire, it's the original Airfix kit of the 1st prototype, and it's even a bad kit of that! For a class 1/144 Concorde the Revell kit's the winner.  :thumbsup:

Aye!! You hit the nail on the head... the only reason I bought this was for that funky box. It's rad, man!  And it's whif! :mellow: ;D   I would have at least bought the newer tool Airfix if I would have bought an Airfix kit at all if I just wanted one to build.

I appreciate the intel on the Revell kit.  I've been itching to find a Concorde for awhile now (which lead me to this mashed MPC kit). Definitely going to get one of those.........   :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: McColm on July 20, 2019, 11:34:28 pm
Won on eBay all in 1/72 scale:
Airfix Rotodyne kit
Italeri ACH Chinook  Gunship kit
Mach2  Martin SeaMaster kit
Built B-58 Hustler without decals or paint
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on July 21, 2019, 03:22:25 am
;D ;D ;D   That's awesome.....    Super big and super little.  :laugh:

Really does show the difference in size, doesn't it. I struggled to see the Bede at first  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on July 21, 2019, 04:45:29 am
;D ;D ;D   That's awesome.....    Super big and super little.  :laugh:

Really does show the difference in size, doesn't it. I struggled to see the Bede at first  ;D

For those like me that need readers ---  ;D  You'll notice that the Bede is the wide wing variant too (piston engine)

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/ef8ffbb4-5b7e-4caf-b020-b465d3b38012.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on July 21, 2019, 05:07:42 am
Brad C - you can't blame the parcel service if the parcel isn't properly wrapped in the first place.  As a wise man once said "if you can't drop kick your parcel down a flight of stairs then you haven't wrapped it properly".

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 21, 2019, 06:03:52 am
I guy who manufactures model railroad stuff who I know and worked with does exactly that with his boxes and cartons!

He even videoed himself doing it on his web site just to prove he did!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: rickshaw on July 21, 2019, 06:21:06 am
Brad C - you can't blame the parcel service if the parcel isn't properly wrapped in the first place.  As a wise man once said "if you can't drop kick your parcel down a flight of stairs then you haven't wrapped it properly".

I once had a mate who worked in the Post Office.  That was basically his advice as well.  Anything marked "Fragile" was usually placed on top of the pile on the conveyor - so that it ended up at the bottom of the pile in the bin of packages...   :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 21, 2019, 06:43:39 am
Brad C - you can't blame the parcel service if the parcel isn't properly wrapped in the first place.  As a wise man once said "if you can't drop kick your parcel down a flight of stairs then you haven't wrapped it properly".


Yous guys'll get no argument outta me. ;D We all know this is how it is in the technical world, and liability falls squarely on one party, but in truth it's a bit of both. If some clown intentionally drives his forklift over the parcel and raises the parts count drastically, as a sender, I would cry, "Hey, that's not my fault...."   But at the same time, it should have definitely been in a better package BUT I've gotten these things before that had even LESS protection and arrived in perfect condition so.... it's not like the parcel service is magically incapable of delivering packages one day and not the next. Thus, I split the difference and the blame lies on BOTH. Hell, I even blame myself a little bit because I haggled the dude down by $5 so.... if I had not taken that $5 from the guy perhaps he could have sprung for a proper box and extra shipping?  ;D   BUT, see, I already know the retort, "Doesn't matter, he agreed to the $5 lesser amount so it's his fault, if he didn't want to properly ship it, he didn't have to agree to the lower price!!!11"   blah blah     ;D ;D ;D     

This is why I'm likely to not do anything about it. I'm going to leave good feed back because I don't believe a persons 100% rating should be destroyed by such a thing... a one time deal that is not entierly any one persons fault. Then, in private, I will send him a note letting him know that the packaging was inadequate. No harm, no foul. This is an ultra rare occassion anyway.... I can say that the USPS, in my experience, has about a 99% success rate. Over all the decades I can count on one hand the number of mashes wares and one miss-delivered package that went across the street. I don't get why so many people bag on the USPS, I think they're great.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on July 22, 2019, 07:27:06 am
Received an eBay win today

1 x 1/72 Contrail Vickers Warwick which at the moment will be one of the options from the box, a B.1 BV229 of 5OTU

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on July 22, 2019, 08:12:20 am
The Braniff International Concorce is cool!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 22, 2019, 11:34:18 am
The Braniff International Concorce is cool!  :thumbsup:

Ain't that cool, man!! Mashed and all!  ;D ;D   It's a whif right in and out of the box, too.  Braniff uhh... leased or... rented or whatever Concorde service to Dallas/Ft. Worth but they were never painted in a Braniff livery.

Anyway, the styling and all is funky, it looks like some sort of space craft.  :o :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 22, 2019, 02:21:53 pm
IIRC Barniff effectively leased the Air France and BA Concorde flights through to Dallas.

Both airlines had to re-register the aircraft at Dulles for every single flight down to Texas and back, and then de-register them again to fly home. How crazy is that?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 22, 2019, 02:52:11 pm
That is a cool tidbit of information!!! Was this before or after super sonic flight was effecively banned over the US? After, right?? It would be neat to know that a Cocncorde was flying at Mach speed. Otherwise, I kind of don't see the point of the lease, really, other than sheer publicity. If forced to travel at sub-sonic they may as well piled onto a 757 or something.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 22, 2019, 04:22:04 pm
The Braniff Concorde flights were subsonic, it was all in the name of publicity really.

But I have a vague idea that the trans-Atlantic sectors were joint-ticketed and had Braniff flight numbers as well as BA and Air France ones.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 22, 2019, 05:42:53 pm
The Braniff Concorde flights were subsonic, it was all in the name of publicity really.

But I have a vague idea that the trans-Atlantic sectors were joint-ticketed and had Braniff flight numbers as well as BA and Air France ones.

Ahhh, thank you!!  Pretty interesting stuff, and I admit to not know as much as I should about Concorde 'lore'...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: salt6 on July 22, 2019, 06:31:23 pm
The BD-5 is a lifeboat for the C-17, right?  ;D ;)

I had the same thoughts - great minds or what ?  ;)

Yo, that's not a bad idea!!!  I'd be likely to turn the C-17 into crammed packed passenger airliner anyway so it would be suitable. Or perhaps it could ACTUALLY be a flying cruise ship or something.  ;D


Well, from a good day of kits arriving to a bad day. This another thing I bought with my hard fought lawn mowing money. When I bought it, it looked like this:

(https://i.imgur.com/N68Dnen.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/gRl6tkf.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/PPRS2m0.jpg)

What I got, was this pile of garbage:
(https://i.imgur.com/bnxpY85.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/bzeyHMy.jpg)

OK, so, I'm a collector, too. If I wanted a Concorde to build, I could have gotten one half the price of this but I wanted the glorious box!!! I was going to stick it up on my wall where my other kits I enjoy to look at are sitting. Oh well. I'm not sure I should raise a stink or not. It was shipped in one of them flimsy bubble wrap envelopes but then again if the parcel service crushes things it isn't necessarily the senders fault. Also, I hate to even mess with stuff like this so I'm contemplating just tossing it into the stash and trying find another to buy.

All that said, this is my first Concorde so I'm happy to have it... it just cost too much.  :rolleyes: ;D

If that's the packaging under the kit, it's all mailers responsibility.  Trying to save money with lighter packaging when he should have used a box.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 22, 2019, 06:46:19 pm
You're right, as were the other gents. I'm just one not to be bothered with making waves. I feel a bit like I lowballed the guy and contributed somewhat.    Asked $30, I said $25.   And with that, even for the old tool, $25 isn't a crime so I'm cool.  :mellow: ;D  (free shipping) It's still his fault, I know, but I'm not going to sweat it.

Hey bud, on that note, have you made any eBay or even general online purchases recently? On eBay I am now being charged Oklahoma state tax. Passed last year I think, but not like we got to vote on it!  :angry: ;D       

New in my stash: Both the thin and the gel CA!  &lt;_&lt;   
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 22, 2019, 10:55:31 pm

Ahhh, thank you!!  Pretty interesting stuff, and I admit to not know as much as I should about Concorde 'lore'...


Have a look at this site Brad, LOADS of stuff there for the Concorde fan, you'll be on there for AGES.  ;D

http://www.concordesst.com/ (http://www.concordesst.com/)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on July 23, 2019, 03:40:37 am
A large box awaited me on the doorstep when I got home.
More tax rebate spending.
All the way from Auto World in the US I got;
2 x AMT '60 Chevrolet Pickup with go kart.
MPC Pinto Pony Express (Ford Pinto station wagon with sedan delivery option).
AMT Subaru Brat (was sold here as the Brumby).
Mobius '56 Chrysler 300B Tim Flock edition.
All 1/25.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on July 23, 2019, 05:47:24 am
This is why I'm likely to not do anything about it. I'm going to leave good feed back because I don't believe a persons 100% rating should be destroyed by such a thing... a one time deal that is not entierly any one persons fault. Then, in private, I will send him a note letting him know that the packaging was inadequate. No harm, no foul. This is an ultra rare occassion anyway.... I can say that the USPS, in my experience, has about a 99% success rate. Over all the decades I can count on one hand the number of mashes wares and one miss-delivered package that went across the street. I don't get why so many people bag on the USPS, I think they're great.

What I do is have a scan through the sender's feedback. If there are no other complaints about their behavior, then I put the problem I had with them down to random chance and give them positive feedback. If there's clearly a pattern of bad behaviour though, then they deserve, in fact need, to hear about it.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 23, 2019, 06:16:54 am
This is why I'm likely to not do anything about it. I'm going to leave good feed back because I don't believe a persons 100% rating should be destroyed by such a thing... a one time deal that is not entierly any one persons fault. Then, in private, I will send him a note letting him know that the packaging was inadequate. No harm, no foul. This is an ultra rare occassion anyway.... I can say that the USPS, in my experience, has about a 99% success rate. Over all the decades I can count on one hand the number of mashes wares and one miss-delivered package that went across the street. I don't get why so many people bag on the USPS, I think they're great.

What I do is have a scan through the sender's feedback. If there are no other complaints about their behavior, then I put the problem I had with them down to random chance and give them positive feedback. If there's clearly a pattern of bad behaviour though, then they deserve, in fact need, to hear about it.
Same here, and one reason why I don't want to make waves. He has a flawless 100% feeback over hundreds of transactions. Would be a shame to ding that. The box will magically not repair and the price of a replacement won't suddenly drop by $50 so I'll choose another battle another day.  :angel:



Ahhh, thank you!!  Pretty interesting stuff, and I admit to not know as much as I should about Concorde 'lore'...


Have a look at this site Brad, LOADS of stuff there for the Concorde fan, you'll be on there for AGES.  ;D

http://www.concordesst.com/ (http://www.concordesst.com/)

OoooooOOooh!   Thanks.   I just hopped on over.  :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: salt6 on July 23, 2019, 04:43:35 pm
You're right, as were the other gents. I'm just one not to be bothered with making waves. I feel a bit like I lowballed the guy and contributed somewhat.    Asked $30, I said $25.   And with that, even for the old tool, $25 isn't a crime so I'm cool.  :mellow: ;D  (free shipping) It's still his fault, I know, but I'm not going to sweat it.

Hey bud, on that note, have you made any eBay or even general online purchases recently? On eBay I am now being charged Oklahoma state tax. Passed last year I think, but not like we got to vote on it!  :angry: ;D       

New in my stash: Both the thin and the gel CA!  &lt;_&lt;

Yes, ebay is collecting sells tax.  I think we'll start seeing the low prices and high shipping again.  I don't think they tax you on the shipping.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nils on July 24, 2019, 01:49:40 am
a new online order has been placed  :mellow:

-Revell 1/144 Boeing 747-100 (to become a Yamato Air Lines aircraft from Area 88)
-Revell 1/144 EA-18G Growler (to replace the failed RAAF F-18F)
-Academy 1/144 Su-22 Fitter
-Academy 1/144 B-1B lancer (to be painted as Saki's "White Swan of Death" from Area 88)
-AFV Club 1/144 SH-3 Sea Kings (you can never have too many seakings  ;D)

arrived today :)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: strobez on July 24, 2019, 02:40:26 am
Oh boy, I can’t wait to see what you do with these Nils. The 747-100 is a reissue, right?  Let me know if you need Yamato Airlines decals.  I have some good 1/300 scale ones that I scaled up.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on July 24, 2019, 01:13:35 pm
Not a kit but bought  to help me out  with my RAF  builds. Images of war  book, The royal air force in the cold war 1950-1970. Lots of  nice  colour pictures of  the aircraft  and everything involved  with them on the ground,  including  the early ICBM 's.  I  shall have my bonce stuck in this for  a while.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nils on July 25, 2019, 01:11:26 am
new AliExpress order:

for the Area 88 build project :)

-2 x 1/144 Mini Hobby Models MiG-23 Flogger (for MiG-23BN and MiG-27D conversion)
-2 x 1/144 Mini Hobby Models MiG-21PF Fishbed

further:

-2 x 1/144 4D-Model Z-9C Dauphin
-2 x 1/144 4D-Model RQ-4 Global Hawk.

the latter 2 are snapkits, but wil be modified with more scratchbuild details and new decals.

arrived today  :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on July 25, 2019, 04:09:37 am
Transfers from evil-bay.
1/72 Tamiya Spitfire Mk1.  I shall be really pushing out the boat and using these on a 1/72 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk1.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on July 26, 2019, 03:25:01 am
Received yesterday from Kingkit via eBay

1 x 1/72 Airwaves Sea Fury Undercarriage

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 26, 2019, 12:09:12 pm
This came over from Merry ol' England. There's an outfit over there that are selling new kits for cheap and shipping them free. Not sure how they do it but whatever. $34.49 for this one.  :unsure:  BEAR minimum of packaging but it's better than shipping labels and stamps directly on the kit box.

(https://i.imgur.com/iXLqXEP.jpg) 

Feels a bit kinky having this delivered by USPS.  :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 26, 2019, 01:37:14 pm
I'm amazed they even let Revell make the thing!  :o

Time was when UPS wouldn't let modellers or photogs anywhere near their sites or aircraft, and they tried to sue one guy who did various UPS decal sheets as well. (I've got them all..........  ;))
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 26, 2019, 02:32:46 pm
 ;D ;D

Man, I honestly don't get it. It's basically free advertising. Oh well, I grabbed this up while it was relatively inexpensive and before they change their minds or something.. cat's already out of the bag on this one but if this winds up being "it," then it could potentially be scarce some day. Buuuuuuut in a perfect world... perhaps we'll start seeing more UPS stuff?  :unsure:

I have all the stuff I need for both old and new school USPS liveries on 727-100 and 200 series.

Now I need a FEDEX MD-11. I guess I need a DHL DC-8, too.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 26, 2019, 03:40:20 pm

Now I need a FEDEX MD-11. I guess I need a DHL DC-8, too.


MD-11? I've got a couple of them, one's a lovely Welsh Models vacform/resin one, and the other's an injection from, er, um. Can't remember.  :banghead: Eastern Express maybe? It's not bad at all though.

The DC8's no contest, the Minicraft -63/73 is the way to go, it's a superb moulding and if you get the 'plastic bag' version rather than the more expensive (go figure...) boxed version you get both sets of engines too!

See the build of my Super Stretch 8 here :-

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=45745.msg822466#msg822466 (https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=45745.msg822466#msg822466)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 26, 2019, 04:47:37 pm
I remember that glorious beast!!  :wacko:    :wub:   

I have one of those 73 kits, Southern Air.... the CIA bird. I'm going to build it like it is, though, so I'll need another to do the DHL jive. You nailed the injected MD-11.... Eastern Express!!  They go for NUTTY prices though. I'm going to snag one eventually but it won't be for no damn $60 and shipping to boot. I saw one the other day that came with after market FedEx transfers and it had a bunch of already assembled and painted parts..... someone's given-up on project and even it, in auction, wound up in the same price range.  ;D

Sometimes I get the strange idea of becoming an online retailer for this type of thing. Problem is, I don't know how many other people in the U.S. are like me and want some boring cargo airliner (or whatever) from Eastern Europe. Plus, it's a lot of work but if I could get a system going and find a market.......  . . ...    naaaaahhhh, I'll stick to landscaping and picking up garbage.  :rolleyes: ;D  :unsure:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on July 27, 2019, 02:21:11 am
This came over from Merry ol' England. There's an outfit over there that are selling new kits for cheap and shipping them free. Not sure how they do it but whatever. $34.49 for this one.  :unsure: 

Now that seems very philanthropic to say the least. I can only think of one reason why they should do it, but then again I've always had a suspicious mind.

Meanwhile not a stash increase but it does increase the paint cache.

Hataka WWII Dutch AF Paint Set. 6 colours to produce that rather unique Dutch scheme from the late 30's through to 1940, and in Wif world a little bit later  :angel:

Thanks for pointing it out to me Geoff  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 27, 2019, 02:29:48 am

 You nailed the injected MD-11.... Eastern Express!!  They go for NUTTY prices though. I'm going to snag one eventually but it won't be for no damn $60 and shipping to boot.


Jeepers, I'm amazed they're that pricey over there!  :o

I picked mine up at last year's MK Show and it was a lot cheaper than the Welsh Models vacform, maybe £25 or so. I'll keep an eye out over here and see if I can find another one, AFAIK it's the only hard plastic 1/144 MD11 there is.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on July 27, 2019, 02:37:21 am
You got a URL for these philanthropic model sellers Brad C?  I'd like to see if they will extend their free postage to 'straya.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 27, 2019, 08:40:11 am
Sure do. https://www.ebay.com/usr/shop_us_store?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2754    That's the storefront or whatever.


Next one I might pick up, the Handley Page Victor K Mk2 for $30 and free shipping....   https://www.ebay.com/itm/Handley-Page-Victor-K-Mk-2-Plane-Level-5-Revell-Model-Kit/202422456465?hash=item2f21519091:g:67oAAOSwDcpbO0sQ

There's some deals to be had up in there! 

Might pick up some others too even though I already have them.... 787 dreamliner for $21 shipped free.... A-380 for $32, 727-100 for $12 etc. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 27, 2019, 08:52:13 am

 You nailed the injected MD-11.... Eastern Express!!  They go for NUTTY prices though. I'm going to snag one eventually but it won't be for no damn $60 and shipping to boot.

Roger

 You nailed the injected MD-11.... Eastern Express!!  They go for NUTTY prices though. I'm going to snag one eventually but it won't be for no damn $60 and shipping to boot.


Jeepers, I'm amazed they're that pricey over there!  :o

I picked mine up at last year's MK Show and it was a lot cheaper than the Welsh Models vacform, maybe £25 or so. I'll keep an eye out over here and see if I can find another one, AFAIK it's the only hard plastic 1/144 MD11 there is.

Jeepers, I'm amazed they're that pricey over there!  :o

I picked mine up at last year's MK Show and it was a lot cheaper than the Welsh Models vacform, maybe £25 or so. I'll keep an eye out over here and see if I can find another one, AFAIK it's the only hard plastic 1/144 MD11 there is.
Hell yeah, look around.

There's also Mikro Mir but I have a suspicion that they're the same moulds...... According to scalemates, they're seperate but I think they both came out in the same year which seems mighty convenient.

(https://i.imgur.com/k9o6LKk.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/VlAtdUc.jpg)

Given the option I've always preferred EE (simply because I know EE makes tons of stuff and has to be getting better over time...)  but it doesn't matter, first one of these I spot for $30 or less I'll be getting no matter the manufacturer. Such is life on a budget.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on July 27, 2019, 07:37:02 pm
Sure do. https://www.ebay.com/usr/shop_us_store?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2754    That's the storefront or whatever.
...

Does not ship to Australia.

Oh well.  C'est la vie.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Steel Penguin on July 28, 2019, 12:32:21 am
a couple of friends came over last night, and very kindly brought me a 1:48 KV big turret  ( that's already got a "plan" for it, the groups tank from the Manga, Grey)   and a 1:35 M113A2 with interior,  which will be a pleasure build   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 28, 2019, 01:15:56 am
Sure do. https://www.ebay.com/usr/shop_us_store?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2754    That's the storefront or whatever.
...

Does not ship to Australia.

Oh well.  C'est la vie.


Typical!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: strobez on July 28, 2019, 03:30:33 am
a couple of friends came over last night, and very kindly brought me a 1:48 KV big turret  ( that's already got a "plan" for it, the groups tank from the Manga, Grey)


Oh, I want to see that.  A couple of weeks ago I re-read part of the Grey manga for the first time in 20 years.  It’s a classic.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on July 28, 2019, 04:55:03 am
a couple of friends came over last night, and very kindly brought me a 1:48 KV big turret...

Hobby Boss?
I've built their KV1 which shares the bottom parts.  It builds up OK.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Steel Penguin on July 28, 2019, 10:16:14 am
Zenrat  yup its the Hobby Boss one, and that's a nice thing to hear  :thumbsup:
Strobez, yep a classic manga, the animae is excellent as well, its still manages to get the story across, has some of the best lines, and scenes, and you still finish not knowing if the people, troopers, and citizens, have a future or not
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on July 29, 2019, 04:59:51 am
Sure do. https://www.ebay.com/usr/shop_us_store?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2754    That's the storefront or whatever.
...

Does not ship to Australia.

Oh well.  C'est la vie.

And now they apparently have nothing to sell at all. Hmmm.... :unsure:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on July 29, 2019, 05:04:43 am
Sure do. https://www.ebay.com/usr/shop_us_store?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2754    That's the storefront or whatever.
...

Does not ship to Australia.

Oh well.  C'est la vie.

And now they apparently have nothing to sell at all. Hmmm.... :unsure:

That could be Evil-Bay not showing you anything because it can tell you are in the UK and they only sell to the US.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on July 29, 2019, 05:10:49 am
Sure do. https://www.ebay.com/usr/shop_us_store?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2754    That's the storefront or whatever.
...

Does not ship to Australia.

Oh well.  C'est la vie.

And now they apparently have nothing to sell at all. Hmmm.... :unsure:

That could be Evil-Bay not showing you anything because it can tell you are in the UK and they only sell to the US.

Possible: I deliberately didn't sign in, but it could still have detected my IP address.

EDIT: yes, it MUST have done that because it's giving me 'recently viewed items'. Beginning to think about getting a VPN for a variety of reasons... Hmmm....
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Bungle on July 29, 2019, 07:40:37 am
Got one of my Holy Grail kits been after one for several years, finely found on on-line in a South African model shop. Fortunately they agreed to send it to the UK (arm and a leg). Still I have one now and would have paid twice the price.

Legato - Savoia Marchetti SM.93

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/605/HcIKyr.jpg)

Strange little bird, the pilot was laid down prone to withstand the dive bombing G-force
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on July 29, 2019, 10:14:58 am
Ahem.  So, anyone got any new kits then?

I've got an AiM CL-44D conversion coming from Hannants (to be used with one of my Airways Vac Form Britannias), plus a couple of North American FJ Fury decal sheets which will be used in one of my theme builds.

Arrived today, only I had forgotten I had bought a couple of Eduard Zoom 1/72 F-35B interior Self Adhesive detail PE sets too --   :-\
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on July 30, 2019, 05:58:51 am

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/605/HcIKyr.jpg)

Strange little bird, the pilot was laid down prone to withstand the dive bombing G-force

It is odd isn't it ? and one I wasn't aware of if I'm honest. It could almost be a twin engined bird from the box art.

If the canopy is vacform (being Legato I assume it is) then it will need a steadier hand then mine  ;) Nice find
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 30, 2019, 03:02:47 pm
Latest purchase, a little something for the 1/48 kits.  :mellow:

(https://i.imgur.com/gGzudIf.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on July 30, 2019, 05:31:04 pm
Righteous wares!!! Them Lil Buddies are fun.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on July 30, 2019, 11:40:33 pm
Ordered;

1 x Amusing Hobby 1/35 Pz.Kpfw.38D mit Pz.IV Tum 8cm PAW 600 (AH-35A019) [on Pre-Order] - to add to my stash of unbuilt LT v 35/38 derived vehicles (when it comes)
1 x Legend Productions 1/35 US Army Vehicle Crew #3 (LF0128) - for my RQ-19A diorama
1 x Master Models 1/35 ATK Mk 44 (Bushmaster II) 30mm Gun Barrel used on KTO Rosomak & Other Vehicles (1pc) (GM-35-012) - I'll be getting more of these when they restock
1 x Trumpeter 1/350 Fairey III F (6 pcs) (TR 06252) - the start of my Dreadnought-class aircraft carrier conversion air group
1 x Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Cornwall County-class Heavy Cruiser (TR 05353) - to be RAN ca. WW2
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on July 31, 2019, 02:31:40 am
From Evil Bay;
1/72 Bandai YS-11.  This is the first Bandai release (1970's) of what was originally an Imai mould and at that point still contained full cabin seating.  Given the size of the windows prolly not worth installing them which means plenty of airline seats for whiffs.
Also contains a nose weight in the form of a metal bar.  Something more kits should include.
May become part of my planned whiff Flying Doctor fleet.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48420988331_764204fcf3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gLNdSp)YS-11 01 (https://flic.kr/p/2gLNdSp) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Given they are probably nearly 40 years old the (high gloss finish) transfers look to be in surprisingly good condition.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48421137167_99bf76eb33_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gLNZ7x)YS11-02 (https://flic.kr/p/2gLNZ7x) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

And from Metro Hobbies;
1/72 Trumpeter Tupolev Tu-22K.  I've wanted one of these for ages, Metro had one and I had a coupon.  Prolly will become part of the PDRV bomber fleet.  Includes a large cruise missile.
The box is huge but it needs to be given the length of the fuselage.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48421137847_a29e228585_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gLNZjg)Tupolev Tu-22K (https://flic.kr/p/2gLNZjg) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 31, 2019, 03:27:38 am
Didn't one version of the YS-11 kit come with one clear fuselage half so you could see all those seats?

I have a vague idea that I built one for my LHS window display a zillion years ago.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on July 31, 2019, 03:36:02 am
Didn't one version of the YS-11 kit come with one clear fuselage half so you could see all those seats?

I have a vague idea that I built one for my LHS window display a zillion years ago.

Yes, but not one of the two I have.  You'd want to add much more detail wouldn't you - overhead lockers, galley, toilets etc.  Well, I would anyway.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on July 31, 2019, 05:48:37 am

May become part of my planned whiff Flying Doctor fleet.


Given it's size it could almost become a flying surgery ?

I like the Blinder. Another of those classic Soviet types that has always fascinated me.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on July 31, 2019, 11:43:08 am
I like the look of that  YS-11 Fred . I am not a  big fan of airliners,  but  its a vintage  turbo prop, so  ticks all the boxes  for me.  Honduras navy  colours and  markings  would  suit  it.  I  have  a couple of the revell  tu -22 blinders,  I  have  a soft spot for  cold war Soviet  jets, and the  blinderis a favourite.  I have  thought about  re scaling a 1/144th scale  one  to 1/72nd, and making a tupolev version of a flying tank.
Chris.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: strobez on August 01, 2019, 03:00:47 am
Is there a way to make “My Stash UN-Grew Again”?

I started investigating a new line of model possibilities... the WWII themed manga  stories from Leiji Matsumoto... of Captain Harlock and Galaxy Express 999 fame.  Anyway, Hasegawa’s got some of the more prominent ones in their “Creator Works” series... the same imprint that Area 88 is being released under, but they’s mostly 1/48 scale.  So I decided to do a few mini-dios in 1/144 scale and picked up a Sweet 2-in-1 F4F box and a bagged Zero as well as 2 kit Platz boxes for Bf 109s, Fw 190s and P-51s (and an Me262 from Trumpeter) in anticipation of a few projects.

I got excited and started on the “Japanese F4F vs. American Zero” project and got the fuselage glued together, a motor for the engine picked out and painted the engine (very nicely if I do say so myself...)

Then, while I was looking at the 1/48 scale paint call outs to decide the next steps for my 1/144 kit... I realized that there was something funny with the wheels... I couldn’t quite put my finger on it...

And then it dawned on me that this was a “F6F vs. Zero” party and I was two digits shy...  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Of course my lucky streak with the available Platz boxes came to a crashing halt.  The F6F-5 is no where to be found...

Sigh... So I had to go back and work on one of the other 6 projects I’ve got on the go instead... just my luck.  :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 01, 2019, 03:49:19 am
Standard Whiffer life Greg, but at least you have six Whiffs just sitting there ready for work.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on August 01, 2019, 03:59:01 am
Arrived  yesterday,  two pairs of fireflash missiles, an3 the Canberra interceptor  conversion set from Colin.  The nose looks like  it should  go straight on my B-57 too so all good there.  I  am sure that I  will have  bits in the boneyard boxes  that can be used to replicate the missiles or make  close renditions of.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 02, 2019, 01:25:06 am
A box full of resin that's now gone 2/3 of the way round the world to get to me!  ;D

A set of B-52H engines to hang under the wings of my 'more or less engines' entry in the current GB.

All this thanks to ebay and ESPECIALLY to Brian Rickshaw who acted as an intermediary postal stop to get them to me.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on August 02, 2019, 04:55:55 am
A box full of resin that's now gone 2/3 of the way round the world to get to me!  ;D

A set of B-52H engines to hang under the wings of my 'more or less engines' entry in the current GB.

All this thanks to ebay and ESPECIALLY to Brian Rickshaw who acted as an intermediary postal stop to get them to me.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I hope you checked carefully for spiders.  You never know what might end up in a box posted from down here.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on August 02, 2019, 05:51:34 am
A box full of resin that's now gone 2/3 of the way round the world to get to me!  ;D

A set of B-52H engines to hang under the wings of my 'more or less engines' entry in the current GB.

All this thanks to ebay and ESPECIALLY to Brian Rickshaw who acted as an intermediary postal stop to get them to me.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I hope you checked carefully for spiders.  You never know what might end up in a box posted from down here.   ;D ;D

Fresh supplies of sandpaper ?  :angel:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on August 02, 2019, 05:55:16 am
A box full of resin that's now gone 2/3 of the way round the world to get to me!  ;D

A set of B-52H engines to hang under the wings of my 'more or less engines' entry in the current GB.

All this thanks to ebay and ESPECIALLY to Brian Rickshaw who acted as an intermediary postal stop to get them to me.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I hope you checked carefully for spiders.  You never know what might end up in a box posted from down here.   ;D ;D

Fresh supplies of sandpaper ?  :angel:

No need.  Those big black numbers on our shirts are made from emory cloth...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on August 02, 2019, 05:58:49 am
A box full of resin that's now gone 2/3 of the way round the world to get to me!  ;D

A set of B-52H engines to hang under the wings of my 'more or less engines' entry in the current GB.

All this thanks to ebay and ESPECIALLY to Brian Rickshaw who acted as an intermediary postal stop to get them to me.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I hope you checked carefully for spiders.  You never know what might end up in a box posted from down here.   ;D ;D

Fresh supplies of sandpaper ?  :angel:

No need.  Those big black numbers on our shirts are made from emory cloth...

Ah right. I wondered what they were for  ;D

Seriously they have totally confused me though. I mean there doesn't seem to be any logic in the sequencing ? Then last night one of my mates told me that the players were allowed to pick whatever numbers they wanted ? Whence Root being 66. Seriously.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on August 02, 2019, 06:04:34 am
A box full of resin that's now gone 2/3 of the way round the world to get to me!  ;D

A set of B-52H engines to hang under the wings of my 'more or less engines' entry in the current GB.

All this thanks to ebay and ESPECIALLY to Brian Rickshaw who acted as an intermediary postal stop to get them to me.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I hope you checked carefully for spiders.  You never know what might end up in a box posted from down here.   ;D ;D

Fresh supplies of sandpaper ?  :angel:

No need.  Those big black numbers on our shirts are made from emory cloth...

Ah right. I wondered what they were for  ;D

Seriously they have totally confused me though. I mean there doesn't seem to be any logic in the sequencing ? Then last night one of my mates told me that the players were allowed to pick whatever numbers they wanted ? Whence Root being 66. Seriously.

I think it cheapens the game.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on August 02, 2019, 06:09:11 am

I think it cheapens the game.

You and me both mate, but then I'm a little bit of a traditionalist. I blame Sky, but then they have pumped a lot of money into the game
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 02, 2019, 08:25:22 am
A box full of resin that's now gone 2/3 of the way round the world to get to me!  ;D

A set of B-52H engines to hang under the wings of my 'more or less engines' entry in the current GB.

All this thanks to ebay and ESPECIALLY to Brian Rickshaw who acted as an intermediary postal stop to get them to me.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I hope you checked carefully for spiders.  You never know what might end up in a box posted from down here.   ;D ;D


You BET I did!  :o

I fumigated the box for 2-3 hrs before even thinking about opening it, and also had it irradiated at the old nuclear power station across the river, just in case................
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: scooter on August 02, 2019, 09:41:21 am
A box full of resin that's now gone 2/3 of the way round the world to get to me!  ;D

A set of B-52H engines to hang under the wings of my 'more or less engines' entry in the current GB.

All this thanks to ebay and ESPECIALLY to Brian Rickshaw who acted as an intermediary postal stop to get them to me.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I hope you checked carefully for spiders.  You never know what might end up in a box posted from down here.   ;D ;D


You BET I did!  :o

I fumigated the box for 2-3 hrs before even thinking about opening it, and also had it irradiated at the old nuclear power station across the river, just in case................

So now you;ll have giant spiders gaining sentience and asking if you have any dijon mustard. :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 04, 2019, 07:59:50 am
Was given a Heller Vampire yesterday.  Brilliant, I *really* need yet another one of them...  The 607 Sqn markings could come in handy though, for a Venom F1 in 607 colours, although as IIRC the majority of Venoms were camouflaged I may well have to go with an Aluminium finish.

I also managed to divest myself of one of the many Vickers Wellingtons I acquired last year, along with an Airmodel Valetta conversion.  So balance in the stash is the same.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on August 04, 2019, 10:14:59 pm
From the Thornbury show yesterday

1/48 Kinetic F-16XL two seater

1/72 resin Buccaneer recce pallet
1/72 resin/EB 100 Group detailing set
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 04, 2019, 11:38:33 pm
Also from the Avon show :-

One sheet of 60 thou styrene
One tub of Tacky wax.

That was all.  ;D

Oh yes, I also bought an already built Magna Sea Prince from a guy who was 'downsizing' his collection. I intend to re-paint it into the scheme of the one I flew in 1960, the largest aircraft I've ever flown!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 05, 2019, 09:38:57 am
Kit, you weren't-a-bullshittin', bud!  ;D  I got this today and I never heard such clattering and skittering of loose parts. Didn't even seem like a model kit was inside the box. It was downright heavy feeling and of course, I shake the box and it sounds and feel more like a 300 piece LEGO set rattling around.  ;D  Size threw me, too, this box is a lot smaller than the box my other Rotodyne is in, I do believe.

Either way, all 48,000 loose pieces are here safe now.  :wub:

(https://i.imgur.com/gILXCYM.jpg)

Now, what to do with it? I want to militarize one, I do know that much. Hang a bunch of rocket pods and anti tank missiles and stuff on it. Put some guns all over it perhaps....   :angel:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 05, 2019, 09:43:54 am
Make sure you count the rivets, Airfix may have short changed you on a couple of million of them.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 05, 2019, 09:49:47 am
^ I'm using the fuselage halves to sand down other projects!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on August 06, 2019, 01:20:42 am
Not an addition to the stash but a possibility, if I can get the price down.

What would be a reasonable builder's price for this boxing of the Monogram B-36 (in very ordinary condition (definitely scuffed & foxed) for collectors)?

(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/6/7/9/120679-10189-pristine.jpg)

AU$200+ doesn't cut it with me.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 06, 2019, 03:44:14 am
Ebay tells me I've won the Aeroclub Anson C19 I was bidding on.  Pity that it isn't for me...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on August 06, 2019, 04:17:54 am
Not an addition to the stash but a possibility, if I can get the price down.

What would be a reasonable builder's price for this boxing of the Monogram B-36 (in very ordinary condition (definitely scuffed & foxed) for collectors)?

(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/6/7/9/120679-10189-pristine.jpg)

AU$200+ doesn't cut it with me.

It is a lot of plastic.
I paid $AU 80 for mine about 4 years ago.  The box is in better condition but then it's the '97 release and the one above is the original '80 one.  The seller might think its worth more because its older.
If re-popped now a new one would sell for $200 here, but tell him he's dreaming and don't go above $80.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on August 06, 2019, 04:20:28 am
Thanks, Fred! That's what I thought but I might go to $100 as it's the Salvo's, even if they are cheeky shooting at the ebay "buy-now" average price. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 07, 2019, 12:13:26 pm
Having accepted an offer from Gondor of some B-52 upgrade parts for my B-56 build, I was a tad surprised when the postie arrived this morning with a MASSIVE great box!  :o

Not only did it contain a lovely DB mouldings B-52 upgrade set, but about 99% of a whole Monogram B-52 kit as well!  :o :o

AND most of a Hasegawa B-47 kit too!  :o :o :o

Alastair said he thought '.....they'd come in handy for my conversion.....' I'll say they will, I couldn't ask for better.

Thanks Alastair, you're a true gent.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on August 07, 2019, 01:03:43 pm

Having accepted an offer from Gondor of some B-52 upgrade parts for my B-56 build, I was a tad surprised when the postie arrived this morning with a MASSIVE great box!  :o

Not only did it contain a lovely DB mouldings B-52 upgrade set, but about 99% of a whole Monogram B-52 kit as well!  :o :o

AND most of a Hasegawa B-47 kit too!  :o :o :o

Alastair said he thought '.....they'd come in handy for my conversion.....' I'll say they will, I couldn't ask for better.

Thanks Alastair, you're a true gent.  :thumbsup:


Your quite welcome Kit,

The kits and bits had been sitting around for years gathering dust as it were so your need for parts allowed me to donate them to a good cause.

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on August 07, 2019, 02:25:41 pm
At the post office yesterday, one USAirfix F-86D and one Hasegawa F-86D (both 1/72)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 08, 2019, 02:40:05 am
That Alastair is a stand-up feller.  ;D :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nils on August 08, 2019, 02:50:38 am
first order straight from Eduard  :mellow:

-3 x 1/144 A-4F Skyhawk
-3 x 1/144 Focke Wulf Fw190D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on August 08, 2019, 02:52:15 am
From Evil-Bay I got an Eduard 1/72 Messerschmitt Me 110D.  I intend to hack this up and reassemble it asymmetrically.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48486755902_8594821845_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gSBih3)20190808_112438 (https://flic.kr/p/2gSBih3) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 08, 2019, 04:11:08 am

That Alastair is a stand-up feller.  ;D :mellow:


You're not kidding.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on August 08, 2019, 05:42:49 am
From Evil-Bay I got an Eduard 1/72 Messerschmitt Me 110D.  I intend to hack this up and reassemble it asymmetrically.


 :thumbsup: Look forward to it
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 08, 2019, 11:49:02 am
Same here, being privy to the other.   :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 08, 2019, 12:16:14 pm
Uhhhhhhhh.........      :unsure:

This showed up either 2 or 3 days ago. I'm just now opening it.

(https://i.imgur.com/FZUXnff.jpg)

??????


I have NO clue why this is here. I'm not missing any orders from anywhere. I had a canceled order a couple months back and ol' boy said he lost the kit, refunded me the money, but would send it along for free if he found it. This can't be it, though, because it's a different kit and these people live in different states hundreds of miles apart.

So, perhaps this is someone I bought something before from and they accidentally printed another shipping label and sent this on mistake or something? I'm going to go through my purchase history to see if I can match up the name and location to anything I've bought recently. Strange.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on August 08, 2019, 12:50:12 pm
Today arrived  two hobbycraft  1/72nd scale cf-100 's, from our very  own Howard of Effingham (Trevor). Many thanks  to you  sir. Both are going to be  modified,  and  in RAF  service.
Chris.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on August 08, 2019, 01:17:37 pm

That Alastair is a stand-up feller.  ;D :mellow:


I sit down a lot too   :rolleyes: ;D

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on August 08, 2019, 02:07:03 pm

That Alastair is a stand-up feller.  ;D :mellow:


I sit down a lot too   :rolleyes: ;D

Gondor
Got  to  agree,  Alastair is  a good un :thumbsup:
Chris.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 08, 2019, 02:19:41 pm

That Alastair is a stand-up feller.  ;D :mellow:


I sit down a lot too   :rolleyes: ;D

Gondor


Bahhhh!!  :rolleyes:  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on August 08, 2019, 02:36:35 pm
Nor am I a comedian

 ;D

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on August 09, 2019, 03:00:40 am
Today arrived  two hobbycraft  1/72nd scale cf-100 's, from our very  own Howard of Effingham (Trevor). Many thanks  to you  sir. Both are going to be  modified,  and  in RAF  service.

Pleased to help.

As for RAF service well you are spoilt for choice for squadron markings.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on August 09, 2019, 05:41:46 am
Uhhhhhhhh.........      :unsure:

This showed up either 2 or 3 days ago. I'm just now opening it.

(https://i.imgur.com/FZUXnff.jpg)



I have absolutely no memory of that kit whatsoever. Just shows how much of a "child of Airfix" lad I was.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 09, 2019, 05:51:55 am
That FROG Lanc was pretty late in their range before it all went TU. It wasn't too bad for its time either.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on August 09, 2019, 05:53:04 am
I like the box art.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on August 09, 2019, 05:57:57 am
I like the box art.

As do I and looking at it memories are a stirring, so maybe I have seen it before ? Possibly in a book ?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 09, 2019, 06:24:54 am
It's pretty cool!!! It comes with TALL BOY bomb!  :laugh:  I read that (at the time of the post) it was the only Lanc kit that had one of those in it.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on August 09, 2019, 07:08:43 am
Uhhhhhhhh.........      :unsure:

This showed up either 2 or 3 days ago. I'm just now opening it.

(https://i.imgur.com/FZUXnff.jpg)



I have absolutely no memory of that kit whatsoever. Just shows how much of a "child of Airfix" lad I was.

I've got one of those too --  Anything with Tallboys or Grand Slams I'm really interested in, My Dad served with 617 Sqn when they were using them.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on August 09, 2019, 11:40:02 am
On my way to my girlfriends  house this afternoon,  I  ventured  into transport models.  I  could  have  spent  LOTS  of cash in there,  just on kits for my RAF builds,  but  I behaved. Ish. I  come out with  a jar of polished  aluminium  paint,  and  two airfix kits, a swift FR5, and a Vampire  T 11. Both will be test aircraft  on loan to the weapons  test  establishment,  and  have  various  air to air  or air to ground  ordnance  hanging from them.  I am thinking  a single  or a  pair  of bullpups for the vampire,  and perhaps falcons for the swift.  I was torn between  the swift  and  the lightning 's they had, as well as rhe revell  hunter,  and the vampire . The airfix jet provost nearly got  bought too. Oops. I tried not  to pick up the several  different shackleton's they had too :-X
Chris.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on August 10, 2019, 01:00:39 am
Uhhhhhhhh.........      :unsure:

This showed up either 2 or 3 days ago. I'm just now opening it.

(https://i.imgur.com/FZUXnff.jpg)

??????


I have NO clue why this is here. I'm not missing any orders from anywhere. I had a canceled order a couple months back and ol' boy said he lost the kit, refunded me the money, but would send it along for free if he found it. This can't be it, though, because it's a different kit and these people live in different states hundreds of miles apart.

So, perhaps this is someone I bought something before from and they accidentally printed another shipping label and sent this on mistake or something? I'm going to go through my purchase history to see if I can match up the name and location to anything I've bought recently. Strange.

Do a short-run mail campaign, if you feel the need (although email should have covered everyone).

Just don't build it for about a year, just in case someone tracks you down, though.

Once you've done due diligence (which is not contacting everybody you've dealt with over the last 10 years, but, maybe, the last 3 months) then, don't stress too much. There is a point where trying to return it becomes OCD when, in fact, it's just one of those karmic events that works in your favour.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on August 10, 2019, 02:08:45 am
On my way to my girlfriends  house this afternoon,  I  ventured  into transport models.  I  could  have  spent  LOTS  of cash in there, 

I'm just so jealous that you have a local model shop  :-\ My nearest nowadays is probably Hannant's Colindale which is 2 hours or so by public transport and only open a couple of days a week nowadays.

Still the good old P.O. brought me an RS Models 1/72 Tachikawa Ki 94 - II. Just felt like a late war Japanese type for some reason ?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on August 10, 2019, 02:26:26 am
On my way to my girlfriends  house this afternoon,  I  ventured  into transport models.  I  could  have  spent  LOTS  of cash in there, 

I'm just so jealous that you have a local model shop  :-\ My nearest nowadays is probably Hannant's Colindale which is 2 hours or so by public transport and only open a couple of days a week nowadays.

Still the good old P.O. brought me an RS Models 1/72 Tachikawa Ki 94 - II. Just felt like a late war Japanese type for some reason ?
It is my easiest to get to,  but still a good  12 miles away from my house,  there's two in Bolton,  one of which is a bit of s treasure trove,  or was the last time I went in, but it can be awkward to get to.  The one in Preston is shut on a Monday,  so I  can't  go in on my way home
Chris.   
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 10, 2019, 02:28:49 am
Well, I'd only need to write one letter.... to the person who sent it to me.  ;D  I'm going to try again today to figure out who it is, though, so I can try to contact them through digital means. If I can't, what I'll do is wait around a week or two to see if anyone reaches out to ME somehow. Once they figure out their mistake, they can write ME a letter. After a couple weeks has gone by with nothing, I'll decide if I'm feeling up to writing a letter to them to ask.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on August 10, 2019, 04:15:27 am
Just purchased from the Paint Rack in Coventry a 1/72 SovM/AModel Gulfstream G550 Shavit..... RAF markings me thinks :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 11, 2019, 07:19:59 am
The postie delivered a HUUUGE box t'other day containing a pair of Ventura Spitfires I'd won on ebay.  Given the size of the box, I could have fitted at least another ten but quite possibly more given my tesselation skills.  The kits in question are the HF.VII and a PR.XI.

And now ebay tells me I've won this package:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/PQ0AAOSwOXldQswe/s-l1600.jpg)

Now, the Eduard kit isn't an Eduard kit - it's their repackaging of the Aeroteam Spitfire F21 (itself a clone of the 1996 CMK kit) with new decals, resin and etch from 1998 - and I'm not particularly interested in that as it's an awful build.  No, I'm more interested in the two built ones at the top right.  Now, if I'm right and judging by the colour of some of the resin bits in the box I'm sure of it, then these are the Airkit Spitfire F21 and F22.  I have quite a few of the former but not so many of the latter, so I'm quite happy to have managed to acquire one or two more. 

The built up camouflaged one appears to be a mk XII, but until I get it, I'm not going to comment on it's parentage.  There's been at least three full kits of the type done (although I've had about five different kits through my hands) plus several conversions out there, of which I've had about four.

Also in the box is what appears to be a SAM resin conversion to turn the Academy 14 into a 21, but I'll just use them for spares as I detest the Academy 14 with a passion you can barely dream of, and a Pegasus Spitfire 22 wing.  That may end up on a mk VIII to do one of the prototypes that was planned but never built.  There's also what I think is a PM Spitfire Vc wing, but that's being binned as useless, although on reflection it could be used as part of a Supermarine Type 325 scratchbodge.  Looks to be a Hasegawa mk VIII sprue in there too.

I suspect there's more in the package but that's the only photo.  Really looking forward to getting this one!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on August 11, 2019, 03:39:57 pm
After  considering  whether or not to get  a hunter for my current build theme,  I have ended up  purchasing  three. Two off Ebay  and one  via a seller on Facebook.  I have  bought  the airfix  fga9 one  i built  as a kid, a zts f6, which  I  think is a frog repop, an3 another one  from my childhood,  the matchbox  T7 that has the front  end to do a single  seater too....oops.
Chris.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on August 12, 2019, 02:03:59 am
Tamiya 1/35 Ford GPA from the LHS.  Mainly for the included resting Russian tankcrew and infantry.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 12, 2019, 05:48:55 pm
After an eon these arrived. I say eon, I ordered it over a month ago but by golly it showed up on the first day of the estimated delivery date envelope. So, in that regard; not bad! 

All the way from Russia. Both of these came with PE extras, masks, and the 700 came with one of those pushback tugs in 1/144 made of resin. It's beautifully molded...  I've never seen such a finely moulded piece of resin. I don't think I'll have to do ANY sanding or anything unless it's my own fault for messing up the paint. If anyone wants a pic, I can take one of that but I got lazy and skipped it.

(https://i.imgur.com/mGCK6S3.jpg)

Yes, more boring airliner junk and more boring still being these freakish versions of the Tin Mouse 737. BUT, I think they're really neat!! 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 13, 2019, 01:07:43 am
Looks very promising Brad, but of course you can't do anything to that Max 8 until they've solved the software problem..............  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: McColm on August 13, 2019, 01:38:03 am
Having lost out on a 1/72 RB-36 Peacemaker on eBay I won a 1/72 Tu-95 H Bear instead,  another Revell Blohm and Voss BV-222,  Revell Avro Shackleton MR.3 old set, Revell Avro Lancaster Mk1/3,  Airfix B-1B and the Revell F-117 Skyshadow.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 13, 2019, 06:55:36 am
Looks very promising Brad, but of course you can't do anything to that Max 8 until they've solved the software problem..............  ;D ;D ;D


Bwahahaha!!    ;D ;D   NO COMMENT.  ;D :angel: :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on August 13, 2019, 12:20:20 pm
Almost forgot to  mention  from our very own Gondor, a 72nd scale  r511 missile,  now I can  have a  pair on my Nord Griffon.  I need  to get  the paint  fixed on this and decal it up in RAF  decals.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on August 13, 2019, 02:47:56 pm
In Calgary on business today, which took me very close to a LMS I used to frequent a lot until we moved out into the countryside. So I dropped in just to say hi and have a look around and as I've been looking for a couple or more Airfix Sabre Mk.4's or F-86E's. But they didn't have any --- but they did have a couple of Academy kits on the shelf. One was a 1/72 F-86F going for C$25.00 and the other was an F-86E for C$30.00, but the bonus with this kit was it came with a 1/72 P-47 Thunderbolt. It was duly bought as I couldn't resist. The kit is the double 'Gabreski' kit of aircraft he flew in combat.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on August 13, 2019, 06:34:14 pm
After an eon these arrived. I say eon, I ordered it over a month ago but by golly it showed up on the first day of the estimated delivery date envelope. So, in that regard; not bad! 

All the way from Russia. Both of these came with PE extras, masks, and the 700 came with one of those pushback tugs in 1/144 made of resin. It's beautifully molded...  I've never seen such a finely moulded piece of resin. I don't think I'll have to do ANY sanding or anything unless it's my own fault for messing up the paint. If anyone wants a pic, I can take one of that but I got lazy and skipped it.

(https://i.imgur.com/mGCK6S3.jpg)

Yes, more boring airliner junk and more boring still being these freakish versions of the Tin Mouse 737. BUT, I think they're really neat!!

You'll probably find that 737-8 MAX box tends to dive to the floor at every opportunity...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 13, 2019, 06:56:42 pm
 ;D ;D They're stoking new fires for us in hell....
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on August 13, 2019, 08:04:49 pm
This order;

1 x 5 Star Models 1/350 WWII USN Caisson for Oerlikon (FS350020)
1 x Aires 1/48 Hawker Hunter F.6 Cockpit Set for Airfix kits (AIR 4773)
1 x Bravo 6 1/35 "Body & Soul" Sheridan Crew (2 figures) (B6-35311)
1 x Wood Hunter 1/350 HMS Dreadnought 1915 Wooden Deck for Trumpeter kit #05329 (WH35071)
2 x Bronco Models 1/35 British Army ATV Quad Bike and Trailer w/Soldier (CB35207) [on Pre-Order]
1 x GasPatch Models 1/35 Flexible Ammo Belts Cal. 050 (GAS18-35150)
1 x GasPatch Models 1/48 Flexible Ammo Belt Cal.050 (GAS18-48144)
1 x Italeri 1/48 RAAF P-40E/K Kittyhawk (Australian Decals included) (IT2795)

Is finally on its way! ;D

(That's what you get for including pre-ordered items in there.)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on August 14, 2019, 06:24:40 am
This order;

1 x 5 Star Models 1/350 WWII USN Caisson for Oerlikon (FS350020)
1 x Aires 1/48 Hawker Hunter F.6 Cockpit Set for Airfix kits (AIR 4773)
1 x Bravo 6 1/35 "Body & Soul" Sheridan Crew (2 figures) (B6-35311)
1 x Wood Hunter 1/350 HMS Dreadnought 1915 Wooden Deck for Trumpeter kit #05329 (WH35071)
2 x Bronco Models 1/35 British Army ATV Quad Bike and Trailer w/Soldier (CB35207) [on Pre-Order]
1 x GasPatch Models 1/35 Flexible Ammo Belts Cal. 050 (GAS18-35150)
1 x GasPatch Models 1/48 Flexible Ammo Belt Cal.050 (GAS18-48144)
1 x Italeri 1/48 RAAF P-40E/K Kittyhawk (Australian Decals included) (IT2795)

Is finally on its way! ;D

(That's what you get for including pre-ordered items in there.)

Yup. I stopped pre-ordering when I almost sent an order a birthday card.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on August 14, 2019, 06:25:38 am

You'll probably find that 737-8 MAX box tends to dive to the floor at every opportunity...

Sign of too much nose weight ?  ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: ChernayaAkula on August 14, 2019, 06:45:15 am
What's this with the 737 jokes? I don't get it....
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 14, 2019, 07:22:25 am
Boeing rushed them into service, (the latest ones, the MAX) and they have a tendency to nose dive into the ground. It's DC-10 all over again.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Mossie on August 14, 2019, 12:36:17 pm
Heller 1/72 Canadair CL-215.  I've been after one for ages and got it for a very good price  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on August 14, 2019, 06:13:32 pm
Boeing rushed them into service, (the latest ones, the MAX) and they have a tendency to nose dive into the ground. It's DC-10 all over again.

Because the bigger engines tend to push the nose up if you slam the throttles open to get out of a stall (due to the thrust line being lower), they installed an automatic system to push the nose down if it detected the right combination of senosr inputs. Trouble is, it's been deciding that the aircraft is in a stall when it's actually in level flight and pushing the nose down against all crew inputs with fatal consequences. Mixture of technical issues and underestimating the degree of extra/different crew training needed, from what I understand.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: rickshaw on August 14, 2019, 07:59:24 pm
Boeing rushed them into service, (the latest ones, the MAX) and they have a tendency to nose dive into the ground. It's DC-10 all over again.

Because the bigger engines tend to push the nose up if you slam the throttles open to get out of a stall (due to the thrust line being lower), they installed an automatic system to push the nose down if it detected the right combination of senosr inputs. Trouble is, it's been deciding that the aircraft is in a stall when it's actually in level flight and pushing the nose down against all crew inputs with fatal consequences. Mixture of technical issues and underestimating the degree of extra/different crew training needed, from what I understand.

Close but not quite.  The problem was that Boeing included this new condition change in their system software and failed to mention it in their manual or include any extra training for the flight crew.  The result was that the plane kept pushing the nose down and the flight crew were trying to pull the nose up in an emergency situation.  The end result was that the planes were unsafe to fly and it resulted in two crashes (that we are aware of) and red faces all 'round.   The idea was that there would no need to retrain the flight crews and so they weren't told.  The airlines weren't aware of the changes and so the ball just kept tumbling over and over and getting bigger and bigger.  It took the Ethopian crash to force the issue.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on August 14, 2019, 10:23:30 pm
Boeing rushed them into service, (the latest ones, the MAX) and they have a tendency to nose dive into the ground. It's DC-10 all over again.

Because the bigger engines tend to push the nose up if you slam the throttles open to get out of a stall (due to the thrust line being lower), they installed an automatic system to push the nose down if it detected the right combination of senosr inputs. Trouble is, it's been deciding that the aircraft is in a stall when it's actually in level flight and pushing the nose down against all crew inputs with fatal consequences. Mixture of technical issues and underestimating the degree of extra/different crew training needed, from what I understand.

Close but not quite.  The problem was that Boeing included this new condition change in their system software and failed to mention it in their manual or include any extra training for the flight crew.  The result was that the plane kept pushing the nose down and the flight crew were trying to pull the nose up in an emergency situation.  The end result was that the planes were unsafe to fly and it resulted in two crashes (that we are aware of) and red faces all 'round.   The idea was that there would no need to retrain the flight crews and so they weren't told.  The airlines weren't aware of the changes and so the ball just kept tumbling over and over and getting bigger and bigger.  It took the Ethopian crash to force the issue.

Add the fact that this all relys on ONE sensor and you have a real recipee for disaster

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 15, 2019, 06:31:38 am
Of course, being 'abroad', the first thing I did with a free morning was check out the local model shops, as you do.  ;) ;D

Found a wonderful subterranean grotto called Marks Models close to the River Liffey here in Dublin, and made the odd purchase or three.

Firstly a re-popped AMT 'Digger' drag race car, one that I had years ago and converted into a class winning model in the then Hot Rod Class at the IPMS Nats. The re-popped one is MILES better than the original!

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/8244/OpLGbS.jpg)

And after PantherG's wonderful RAF scheme D-520, what did I find on Mark's shelves but a Masterkit D-520!  :thumbsup:

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/760/BQcbuv.jpg)

It's almost certainly a re-popped Heller kit, but it's in a box that's about 3 times as large as the original Heller one!  :o

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/8596/JkwNJr.jpg)

It comes with four different sets of decals, and in my case six, as there's TWO sets of the Luftwaffe/Bulgarian ones.

Lastly I got a set of AK USAF paints for my Stratocastle, the Euro ones as that's going to be the theme of the model. It's a smaller, shorter range B-52 so it'll be based in Europe, right?

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/9335/pMvJrK.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 15, 2019, 07:52:16 am

Firstly a re-popped AMT 'Digger' drag race car, one that I had years ago and converted into a class winning model in the then Hot Rod Class at the IPMS Nats. The re-popped one is MILES better than the original!

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/8244/OpLGbS.jpg)


I couldn't find a pic of the 1974 Class winner before, but now I have.  ;D

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/6162/GnGWcN.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Mossie on August 15, 2019, 11:31:50 am
The re-popped one is MILES better than the original!

What're the changes Kit?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 15, 2019, 02:16:58 pm
The re-popped one is MILES better than the original!

What're the changes Kit?


The moulding is a lot crisper than my 1970s one, the 'windscreen' is moulded in an orange tint, and it comes with some pseudo 'real world' decals. Plus you get a big stick-on AMT badge, and for some reason a fold-up cardboard scale model of the box that the kit comes in. Quite what that's for I've no idea, but there it is.  :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Mossie on August 15, 2019, 02:30:18 pm
It's a very interesting kit and the box top image looks a little different to your earlier one, but it could just be the angle.  It'd be nice if there was a tiny dragster to go in the box!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 15, 2019, 04:01:29 pm
Yes, the back half of my 1974 build started off as a 1965 Pontiac Grand Prix, which I narrowed and shaved to match the Digger body just aft of the windscreen. See the rear view below.

I'm darned if I'd be able to it again though, but I'd like to with a '68 Dodge Charger body..........  ;)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/3872/cTbh8N.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 16, 2019, 01:36:36 am
Ordered two Polák grass mats - I am, to be honest, too lazy at the moment to create new bases for photography, but found that complex/hand-made convenience products are all the rage. They tend to be prohibitively expensive, though, or they come in silly sizes (e.g. from MiG Productions, these are only narrow strips that offer no depth). However, after doing some legwork I found the Czech company Polak that offers a wide range of different mats, and a German online model shop close to the Czech border who sells them at a reasonable price (30% less than via ev!lbay). So I give the stuff a try, catalogue pics look promising:

(https://www.gatra-modellbau.com/images/product_images/popup_images/394_0.jpg)

More here: http://www.polakmodel.cz/de/vyrobky/main/Wildgebusch---Unland.html
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: sandiego89 on August 16, 2019, 09:00:34 am
Score!  6 kits for $27 at the Air Victory Museum in New Jersey, USA, a small "mom and pop" type museum. Very nice F-86, F-4, A-7 and F-14 etc inside, and tons of models and memorabilia.  And a P-80 cockpit section to sit in and make jet noises!  Decrepit E-2 and CH-53 outside.   

Each was $5, except the Buffalo which was $2! 

Most excited about the B-58 in the oh so popular 1/121 scale. Looks complete! Decals iffy.  Scalemates says 1958 mold and a 1973 re-boxing.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/921/HqYGl2.jpg)

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on August 16, 2019, 12:55:40 pm
Which one is the Buffalo   :o  :unsure:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on August 17, 2019, 02:05:02 am
Ordered two Polák grass mats -

(https://www.gatra-modellbau.com/images/product_images/popup_images/394_0.jpg)



They look nice Dizzy, be interested to hear your views on them once you have them.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on August 17, 2019, 04:04:36 am
Went to  pick up my three hunters from the post office this morning, and couldn't  wait to open up the matchbox  T7/f6. I  built a  couple of these as a kid . The ZTS  f6 kit was sealed  in its bag still, and the airfix fga9 was still covered in  cellophane,  and the box is mint  too. Got it for right money too, which is  nice.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 18, 2019, 07:45:57 am
Ordered two Polák grass mats -

(https://www.gatra-modellbau.com/images/product_images/popup_images/394_0.jpg)



They look nice Dizzy, be interested to hear your views on them once you have them.

I ordered two of them, and they arrived (unexpectedly!) over night; here's what they look still in their packages:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48566458781_1b91703e1a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gZDNaB)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48566606242_b8f0dcce5d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gZEy13)

The first of them has already been used in the pics for the just posted T-34/105Ö tank, primarily in the foreground of some shots. Looks very good!
https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46816.msg853217#new
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 18, 2019, 10:33:01 am
Those are pretty damn cool. How neat!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 18, 2019, 11:50:59 pm
They are pretty, but think. IMHO you cannot use them directly for model display - you would really have to clear the place where the model is supposed to rest. Or you use strips for a diorama. In my case, I will use them as foreground for beauty shots, creating more depth. So far, I am very pleased!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on August 19, 2019, 01:13:10 am
Ordered today;

3 x RB Models 1/35 30mm Bushmaster II Gun Barrel (RB 35B114)
2 x Airborne Miniatures 1/35 DEVGRU Operators (US Navy Seal Team Six) (2 Figures) (ABM3521)
1 x Airborne Miniatures 1/35 DEVGRU Gunner with Mk.48 SAW (1 Figure) (ABM3524)
1 x Kitty Hawk 1/35 Sikorsky MH-60L Blackhawk (KH50005)
1 x DEF Model 1/35 USMC AH-1Z Viper Pilot set for Academy kits (DEF-DF35020)
1 x Airborne Miniatures 1/35 Special Forces Operator (ABM3534)
1 x Airborne Miniatures 1/35 Polaris RZR SW w/Special Forces Crews (ABM3532) - I saw it & had to have one!* :-*

No pre-orders in this one, so it should arrive soon, along with a couple of Bravo 6 figures that didn't make it into the last order (they sent a Panzer Art British Sherman turret in error).

And a Tamiya 1/35 Panther Ausf. A from the local toy store - I want a quick, easy build & (despite its "toy" features) this should fit the bill, even though I don't usually build WW2 German anything, anymore. I'll probably do it as Japanese. ;)



* - If it's good enough (& it looks it in the pic's) I may get another - so they bring it out in styrene for the rest of you.

Airborne Miniatures Polaris RZR SW (sans Spec Forces Operators)
(https://www.bnamodelworld.com/bmz_cache/f/f4b00f4c97ed7a6126e8b1657e16c0d1.image.500x326.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Thorvic on August 19, 2019, 04:16:23 am

And a Tamiya 1/35 Panther Ausf. A from the local toy store - I want a quick, easy build & (despite its "toy" features) this should fit the bill, even though I don't usually build WW2 German anything, anymore. I'll probably do it as Japanese. ;)


Could do it Post War, the French used a few captured one. And the British Army actually finished a few at the factory post war, so could be pressed into production to keep German Industry going and be used by the Allies, exported or even used by the reformed German Army in the early 50s.  :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on August 19, 2019, 04:34:00 am
The postie delivered a HUUUGE box t'other day containing a pair of Ventura Spitfires I'd won on ebay.  Given the size of the box, I could have fitted at least another ten but quite possibly more given my tesselation skills.  The kits in question are the HF.VII and a PR.XI.

And now ebay tells me I've won this package:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/PQ0AAOSwOXldQswe/s-l1600.jpg)

Now, the Eduard kit isn't an Eduard kit - it's their repackaging of the Aeroteam Spitfire F21 (itself a clone of the 1996 CMK kit) with new decals, resin and etch from 1998 - and I'm not particularly interested in that as it's an awful build.  No, I'm more interested in the two built ones at the top right.  Now, if I'm right and judging by the colour of some of the resin bits in the box I'm sure of it, then these are the Airkit Spitfire F21 and F22.  I have quite a few of the former but not so many of the latter, so I'm quite happy to have managed to acquire one or two more. 

The built up camouflaged one appears to be a mk XII, but until I get it, I'm not going to comment on it's parentage.  There's been at least three full kits of the type done (although I've had about five different kits through my hands) plus several conversions out there, of which I've had about four.

Also in the box is what appears to be a SAM resin conversion to turn the Academy 14 into a 21, but I'll just use them for spares as I detest the Academy 14 with a passion you can barely dream of, and a Pegasus Spitfire 22 wing.  That may end up on a mk VIII to do one of the prototypes that was planned but never built.  There's also what I think is a PM Spitfire Vc wing, but that's being binned as useless, although on reflection it could be used as part of a Supermarine Type 325 scratchbodge.  Looks to be a Hasegawa mk VIII sprue in there too.

I suspect there's more in the package but that's the only photo.  Really looking forward to getting this one!

It turned up.  The Airkit Spits are definitely Airkit, but sans canopies - at least, I can't find them in the box but I'd need a more than cursory look in the box.  The mk XII seems to be a mishmash of Italeri Spits Vb and IXc but I can't identify the Griffon engine it's got.  There was indeed a Hasegawa  mkVIII sprue and it contains the tailwheel and the cockpit interior, such as it is.  Which is nice.

I've a Plan for the Airkit F21 that's very subtle. It may well make Telford, along with two that were stalled from last year.  I'm not sure what to do with the F22.  Yet.  I've a few ideas...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on August 19, 2019, 04:49:39 am

And a Tamiya 1/35 Panther Ausf. A from the local toy store - I want a quick, easy build & (despite its "toy" features) this should fit the bill, even though I don't usually build WW2 German anything, anymore. I'll probably do it as Japanese. ;)


Could do it Post War, the French used a few captured one. And the British Army actually finished a few at the factory post war, so could be pressed into production to keep German Industry going and be used by the Allies, exported or even used by the reformed German Army in the early 50s.  :mellow:

Nah, I've already started it & I'm trying to work out how to replicate a vizmod variant of the Japanese Type 5 75mm gun to fit. I'm liking the cross-Axis technology transfer idea.

And maybe some battle damage to show non-German metallurgy in the construction? :unsure:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on August 19, 2019, 05:45:21 am
They are pretty, but think. IMHO you cannot use them directly for model display - you would really have to clear the place where the model is supposed to rest. Or you use strips for a diorama. In my case, I will use them as foreground for beauty shots, creating more depth. So far, I am very pleased!

I can see that from your photos Dizzy, thank you  :thumbsup: As far as aircraft are concerned then they might be o.k. if you were posing a derelict one ? More suitable for armour and larger scale figures I think ?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 19, 2019, 08:25:36 am
(https://i.imgur.com/IBIUmEq.jpg)

Might start this build pretty soon. Might start it very soon, if my Quad Caravelle shapes up today.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 19, 2019, 08:30:16 am
They are pretty, but think. IMHO you cannot use them directly for model display - you would really have to clear the place where the model is supposed to rest. Or you use strips for a diorama. In my case, I will use them as foreground for beauty shots, creating more depth. So far, I am very pleased!

I can see that from your photos Dizzy, thank you  :thumbsup: As far as aircraft are concerned then they might be o.k. if you were posing a derelict one ? More suitable for armour and larger scale figures I think ?

Well, these mats are IMHO a very good match for 1:72 scale - I guess they have originally been designed with H0 scale (1:87) model railroaders in mind. The look is very natural, uneven, and the colors are also rather subdues - not as bright as the typical model railroad stuff.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 19, 2019, 08:31:17 am
(https://i.imgur.com/IBIUmEq.jpg)

Might start this build pretty soon. Might start it very soon, if my Quad Caravelle shapes up today.


-BTE's on the decal sheet! How about that!  :thumbsup:

Ah, actually EVERY Spantax 990 is on there, all 14 of them!  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 19, 2019, 09:25:51 am
Yeah buddy, it's official now. I'm trying to sit on my hands until I get more work done on the Caravelle but it won't be long before temptation gets the best of me.  :wacko:

This is how I sometimes trick myself into being more productive. I tell myself, "OK, you can play with the Coronado only if you get your work done first."  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on August 20, 2019, 03:41:18 am
From BNA.
Some Eduard 1/72 Resin weapons;
UB-16 Rocket Pods
UB-32 Rocket Pods
AGM-114 Hellfire
AGM-88B HARM
AM-39 Exocet
Plus a pair of A1 Skyraider Dynamic Propellers.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nils on August 20, 2019, 08:42:11 am
first order straight from Eduard  :mellow:

-3 x 1/144 A-4F Skyhawk
-3 x 1/144 Focke Wulf Fw190D

arrived today :)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Flyer on August 21, 2019, 02:06:52 am
Assuming that they all arrive I have won or ordered the following, all from eBay, all 1/72:
Eidai Cessna 172
Aeroclub Aeromacchi MB-326
Revell Heinkel He100D
Pioneer Yak-15
Airfix CA-13 Boomerang
Hobbyboss Me-262 A-1
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: strobez on August 21, 2019, 04:49:11 am
I just picked up the 1/144 AC-130A kit from Minicraft today.  Only problem is that it doesn’t have the four-blade props, only the three-blade ones.  All the other Minicraft C-130As come with a choice, but I guess I didn’t do my homework.  I put a post up in the swap section to see if anyone’s got some to trade.

It seems like a nice kit though. I’m actually a bit surprised at how small it is... for some reason I think the C-130s are huge.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on August 21, 2019, 03:31:23 pm
Oh yeah... :mellow:

(https://i.imgur.com/4TTRWw6.jpg)

Found this one in a Portuguese modelling store, last one in stock... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 21, 2019, 04:34:26 pm
Whuuuuu!  It's a Whif-'n-a-box!    :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: DogfighterZen on August 21, 2019, 05:14:23 pm
To go with the F/A-20C from the same company.  :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on August 22, 2019, 01:22:11 am
From MartG via Ebay, two of his 1/350th Traveller spacecraft: a Type A Free Trader and a Type S Scout  :thumbsup:

This is what I'm talking about: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=43899.msg771916#msg771916

MartG's Ebay page: https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/martg1960/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on August 22, 2019, 11:49:53 am
From the Paint Rack....

1/72 Sova-M/A Model Gulfstream G-550 J-STARS

Two sets of 1/72 Quickboost resin air intakes for the Mirage F1 which might seem daft but you get three intakes per pack so one spare pair at least will go on a mash up I have planned.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Flyer on August 23, 2019, 02:00:12 am
Assuming that they all arrive I have won or ordered the following, all from eBay, all 1/72:
Eidai Cessna 172
Aeroclub Aeromacchi MB-326
Revell Heinkel He100D
Pioneer Yak-15
Airfix CA-13 Boomerang
Hobbyboss Me-262 A-1
Yak-15 & Me-262 arrived today  &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on August 23, 2019, 09:18:59 am
1 x 1/71 Revell Vickers Wellington B. II

Bought off eBay in the hope I could possibly use it for another project but the detail is too good so it will probably be real world right out of the box.

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rheged on August 23, 2019, 09:41:43 am
1 x 1/71 Revell Vickers Wellington B. II

Bought off eBay in the hope I could possibly use it for another project but the detail is too good so it will probably be real world right out of the box.

Gondor

As an exercise in numpty-boggling, build it OOB but mark it up as a Fleet Air Arm navigator trainer.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on August 23, 2019, 11:10:08 am
1 x 1/71 Revell Vickers Wellington B. II

Bought off eBay in the hope I could possibly use it for another project but the detail is too good so it will probably be real world right out of the box.

Gondor

As an exercise in numpty-boggling, build it OOB but mark it up as a Fleet Air Arm navigator trainer.

I did think that I should probably use markings for a squadron that didn't use that version of the aircraft.

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on August 24, 2019, 03:31:31 am
Just picked  my matchbox  lightning t55 up from the post office.  Yet more nostalgia  for me. I will have  to look very carefully at where I can  put pylons  on it and  not  overload the wings,  as I want to retain the IFR probe on it. It could be a  weapons test aircraft,  like the meteor  NF14 I am doing,  or a strike  aircraft  about to be  sent to Malaysia/Borneo  in 1964.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on August 24, 2019, 06:08:17 am
Just picked  my matchbox  lightning t55 up from the post office.  Yet more nostalgia  for me. I will have  to look very carefully at where I can  put pylons  on it and  not  overload the wings,  as I want to retain the IFR probe on it. It could be a  weapons test aircraft,  like the meteor  NF14 I am doing,  or a strike  aircraft  about to be  sent to Malaysia/Borneo  in 1964.
Chris

Saudi T53s had a wing pylon outboard of the u/c bay with quite a high rating: 1000lb bomb or 2x MATRA pods at least. Aeroelasticity might be an issue with something long and finned like a missile though.

They also proposed (cleared?) the overwing drop tank pylons for twin MATRA JL-100 rocket+fuel pods on each one. As the Jaguar had proved, Sidewinders will fire just fine from overwing pylons and the position has good 'look-up' into a turn for IR weapons, so this looks like a definite possibility for extra AAMs.

BAC put forward many schemes for advanced Lightnings based on 'T55s' (i.e. two-seaters with the long belly tank) or two-seaters with an even longer belly tank that covered the normal missile pack position. Many of these had fuel in the front and back of the tank (no guns) and a removeable weapon pod in the middle of it that could take retractable rocket packs, conformal bombs (including a tac-nuke) or pylons for bombs, rocket-pods or ASMs. Clearance with the undercarriage legs and the ground is the main limitation.

Alleycat do the wing pylons IIRC, and Freightdog do a slightly different belly-pack with pylons conversion, originally proposed as a ground-attack conversion for the RAFG F.2As.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on August 24, 2019, 06:49:19 am
Just picked  my matchbox  lightning t55 up from the post office.  Yet more nostalgia  for me. I will have  to look very carefully at where I can  put pylons  on it and  not  overload the wings,  as I want to retain the IFR probe on it. It could be a  weapons test aircraft,  like the meteor  NF14 I am doing,  or a strike  aircraft  about to be  sent to Malaysia/Borneo  in 1964.
Chris

Saudi T53s had a wing pylon outboard of the u/c bay with quite a high rating: 1000lb bomb or 2x MATRA pods at least. Aeroelasticity might be an issue with something long and finned like a missile though.

They also proposed (cleared?) the overwing drop tank pylons for twin MATRA JL-100 rocket+fuel pods on each one. As the Jaguar had proved, Sidewinders will fire just fine from overwing pylons and the position has good 'look-up' into a turn for IR weapons, so this looks like a definite possibility for extra AAMs.

BAC put forward many schemes for advanced Lightnings based on 'T55s' (i.e. two-seaters with the long belly tank) or two-seaters with an even longer belly tank that covered the normal missile pack position. Many of these had fuel in the front and back of the tank (no guns) and a removeable weapon pod in the middle of it that could take retractable rocket packs, conformal bombs (including a tac-nuke) or pylons for bombs, rocket-pods or ASMs. Clearance with the undercarriage legs and the ground is the main limitation.

Alleycat do the wing pylons IIRC, and Freightdog do a slightly different belly-pack with pylons conversion, originally proposed as a ground-attack conversion for the RAFG F.2As.
Cheers for that H,
I will look in to the alleycat and freightdog  stuff for it. 1000lb is quite  a weight for  that  pylon too, I  didn't think  it could  carry  so much. I shall  investigate  more with all that  information  :thumbsup:
Chris.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: McColm on August 24, 2019, 02:51:09 pm
Two 1/72 Revell Avro Lancasters 04300 and 04295. One will become a ASR.1 and the other used as spares for various builds.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 24, 2019, 04:44:07 pm
I made my own model kit out of spares. It is a new addition to my stash, so, IT COUNTS.  :angry: ;D ;D
(https://i.imgur.com/cV0lPqx.jpg)

I joke a wee bit, but I'm also completely serious. I, meticulously, scoured my spare parts and managed to gather up a complete aircraft. I'll make a thread for it soon, but there are some details here if anyone is interested to read about it:

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=42778.3180;topicseen
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on August 24, 2019, 05:54:23 pm
Make sure you write a review.  I suspect parts fit may need a little work... ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rick Lowe on August 24, 2019, 06:55:47 pm
Make sure you write a review.  I suspect parts fit may need a little work... ;)

Probably no more so than Anigrand, from what I understand...  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 24, 2019, 08:47:07 pm
Less flash in these CRAP kits.  :thumbsup: ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Steel Penguin on August 25, 2019, 01:38:24 am
well the non book park of the Ian Allen haul from yesterday
8 cans of Tamiya spray paint
14 pots of paint
1:35 Tamiya Paladin SPG ( Iraq war )
1:35 Tamiya Type16 JSDF  wheeled AC
1:35 Amusing hobbies FV215B (183)  a whif in a box as im going to do it as an active BOAR vehicle
1:35 mini art vodka bottles and crate, ( as glass bottles are always useable)
1:24 master box heist kit 1  2 US style armed police ( to work with my 1:24 gravcars so converted body fodder)
1:48 Meng US short range air to air missiles ( falcons and winders )

and still came out with budget to spare  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on August 25, 2019, 02:42:26 am
Nice haul! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Steel Penguin on August 25, 2019, 03:17:48 am
indeedy  :thumbsup:
as I was heading out, Mrs  SP told me to take a second rucksack, as wile kits were light they are bulky, and she didn't want me struggling getting anything home,  I love having a wargaming and modelling wife  :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on August 25, 2019, 04:44:15 am
I love having a wargaming and modelling wife  :wub:

Jealous! ;D

My wife's been in a grump with me all weekend because, for the first time in ages, I've dedicated most of it to modelling. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on August 25, 2019, 05:09:22 am
I made my own model kit out of spares. It is a new addition to my stash, so, IT COUNTS.  :angry: ;D ;D
(https://i.imgur.com/cV0lPqx.jpg)

I joke a wee bit, but I'm also completely serious. I, meticulously, scoured my spare parts and managed to gather up a complete aircraft. I'll make a thread for it soon, but there are some details here if anyone is interested to read about it:

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=42778.3180;topicseen

Honestly, I've seen worse non-ironic box art....
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on August 25, 2019, 05:16:58 am
I love having a wargaming and modelling wife  :wub:

Jealous! ;D

My wife's been in a grump with me all weekend because, for the first time in ages, I've dedicated most of it to modelling. :rolleyes:

I made sure i'd built up a reserve of brownie points by mowing the grass first thing after brekkie on Satyrday.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on August 25, 2019, 05:59:23 am
Make sure you write a review.  I suspect parts fit may need a little work... ;)

Probably no more so than Anigrand, from what I understand...  ;D

Possibly better than some others I could mention however.  ;)

Anyway Anigrand are just "clunky"  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rheged on August 25, 2019, 06:01:17 am
I love having a wargaming and modelling wife  :wub:

Jealous! ;D

My wife's been in a grump with me all weekend because, for the first time in ages, I've dedicated most of it to modelling. :rolleyes:

I made sure i'd built up a reserve of brownie points by mowing the grass first thing after brekkie on Satyrday.

Who's a remarkably astute Zenrat then?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TallEng on August 25, 2019, 09:59:14 am
Waiting for me at home last week, 2x Brazmod RB211's for my twin engined VC-10 (nil progress :rolleyes:)
1x AZ models Chipmunk T.10 (for dad's first solo, many years ago) and Xtradecals X72123 for Hunter T.7's for use with my two recently acquired Freightdog Hunter P.1101 tandem seat Hunter conversion.
Ordered this week for pick up in the U.K. as we are visiting my parents, a Re-stock of Xtracolor RAF colours and another AZ Models Chipmunk (with Lycoming engine) I think its a resin extra but the kit cost the same as the other versions

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on August 25, 2019, 11:39:38 pm
It's nice to build things that remind you of someone/something  :thumbsup:

Enjoy the trip
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on August 26, 2019, 12:46:13 am
I love having a wargaming and modelling wife  :wub:

Jealous! ;D

My wife's been in a grump with me all weekend because, for the first time in ages, I've dedicated most of it to modelling. :rolleyes:

I made sure i'd built up a reserve of brownie points by mowing the grass first thing after brekkie on Satyrday.

So did I! Did that make a difference? No-o-o! :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Flyer on August 26, 2019, 10:56:49 pm
Assuming that they all arrive I have won or ordered the following, all from eBay, all 1/72:
Eidai Cessna 172
Aeroclub Aeromacchi MB-326
Revell Heinkel He100D
Pioneer Yak-15
Airfix CA-13 Boomerang
Hobbyboss Me-262 A-1
Yak-15 & Me-262 arrived today  &lt;_&lt;
MB-326 & CA-13 arrived yesterday and the Cessna arrived today  &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rick Lowe on August 28, 2019, 03:47:07 am
At the club meeting tonight:

Two of us split the Falcon 1/72 FAA canopy set - we both got the particular ones we were wanting plus handy extras, so both win!

Most of a Matchbox Lysander - no canopy, prop or interior framing bits.
To be a Whiffed in-service Delanne version, possibly... but I now have it on hand if I ever want to!

And the raffle was the new Ebbro 1/48 HondaJet.
I didn't win, but when I asked the fella that did if I could look in the box, he asked me if I'd like it!  :o
After a couple of minutes of "Are you Sure?" and "Wouldn't you like to think about it a bit?", I came home with the kit.

Result, I know what I'm giving the Brother-in-Law for Christmas!
(One of an ongoing series of 1/48 civil a/c models he now has)

So a successful night!  ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on August 28, 2019, 05:52:13 am

Most of a Matchbox Lysander - no canopy, prop or interior framing bits.
To be a Whiffed in-service Delanne version, possibly... but I now have it on hand if I ever want to!


Tandem wing prototype for the 10C.2 ?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rick Lowe on August 28, 2019, 12:04:05 pm

Most of a Matchbox Lysander - no canopy, prop or interior framing bits.
To be a Whiffed in-service Delanne version, possibly... but I now have it on hand if I ever want to!


Tandem wing prototype for the 10C.2 ?

Westland P.12

http://www.samolotypolskie.pl/samoloty/14548/126/Westland-P-12-Lysander-Delanne

Maybe, possibly...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 29, 2019, 12:49:02 am
Another investment into a convenience diorama product: I found a very nice-looking desert mat, made by Dutch company DioDump, and gave it a try:

(https://static.wixstatic.com/media/73bc69_a2f003864fa8456c87224d335a5932f3.jpg/v1/fill/w_800,h_523,al_c,q_90/73bc69_a2f003864fa8456c87224d335a5932f3.webp)

(https://static.wixstatic.com/media/73bc69_97ea73f97e6b499481609624da7204cd.jpg/v1/fill/w_698,h_752,al_c,q_90,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/73bc69_97ea73f97e6b499481609624da7204cd.webp)

Comes in two sizes (took the large one, ~30x20cm - noz cheap, but it looks promising), looking forward to it for future beauty shots.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on August 29, 2019, 06:16:10 am

Westland P.12

http://www.samolotypolskie.pl/samoloty/14548/126/Westland-P-12-Lysander-Delanne

Maybe, possibly...

I'd forgotten all about the P.12

Nice desert base Dizzy
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Chaos on August 29, 2019, 08:04:58 am
New at my stash
(https://s1.imagebanana.com/file/190829/JrRATaAr.jpg) (https://www.imagebanana.com/s/1515/JrRATaAr.html)
(https://s1.imagebanana.com/file/190829/RF81R5LQ.jpg) (https://www.imagebanana.com/s/1515/RF81R5LQ.html)
(https://s1.imagebanana.com/file/190829/Eu7fczQk.jpg) (https://www.imagebanana.com/s/1515/Eu7fczQk.html)
(https://s2.imagebanana.com/file/190829/rm88MzGb.jpg) (https://www.imagebanana.com/s/1515/rm88MzGb.html)
(https://s2.imagebanana.com/file/190829/MmqpAL00.jpg) (https://www.imagebanana.com/s/1515/MmqpAL00.html)
(https://s1.imagebanana.com/file/190829/DctSgOac.jpg) (https://www.imagebanana.com/s/1515/DctSgOac.html)
(https://s2.imagebanana.com/file/190829/1Vbdn3LU.jpg) (https://www.imagebanana.com/s/1515/1Vbdn3LU.html)
(https://s1.imagebanana.com/file/190829/K3kLA3t5.jpg) (https://www.imagebanana.com/s/1515/K3kLA3t5.html)
(https://s2.imagebanana.com/file/190829/3EJ0Y7JO.jpg) (https://www.imagebanana.com/s/1515/3EJ0Y7JO.html)
(https://s2.imagebanana.com/file/190829/KZqqM3nf.jpg) (https://www.imagebanana.com/s/1515/KZqqM3nf.html)
(https://s1.imagebanana.com/file/190829/QQrSdekQ.jpg) (https://www.imagebanana.com/s/1515/QQrSdekQ.html)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rheged on August 29, 2019, 09:31:58 am
A fine selection of items!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 29, 2019, 01:38:44 pm
Hardly a model shop in Berlin is safe when The Chaos is on the prowl!  ;D ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on August 29, 2019, 04:40:15 pm
 ;D

I still think it's a low key "conspiracy" and one day soon we'll see 'Chaos Kits' hit the internet with all the best wares available for purchase and delivery.  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on August 29, 2019, 06:28:28 pm
I'm waiting for those Amusing Hobbies Pz.Kpfw.38D's to arrive at BNA Models, so I can get one of my (more expensive) orders delivered. :-\
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on August 30, 2019, 04:03:06 am
I like the look of the ARL44.  Would look even better with a Duster turret.


Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on August 30, 2019, 06:12:58 am
From the Big H two more IBG 1/72 armour kits :-

Turan II _ Hungarian medium tank
Zrinyr II - Hungarian assault gun.

I'm very tempted by a couple of their Japanese types, including the one pictured under the cherry blossom  ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on August 30, 2019, 09:09:52 am
From the Big H two more IBG 1/72 armour kits :-

Turan II _ Hungarian medium tank
Zrinyr II - Hungarian assault gun.

I'm very tempted by a couple of their Japanese types, including the one pictured under the cherry blossom  ;)

 ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on August 31, 2019, 04:29:57 am
Received an eBay win yesterday

1 x 1/72 Airfix Westland Navy Lynx Mk8

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Chris Payne on September 01, 2019, 12:36:18 pm
Back from the Driffield show today with a new addition.

Special Hobby 1/72 AJ-37/SK-37 Viggen duo pack with book.
(https://i.postimg.cc/CxRhX9D6/5-C7-F279-F-A722-42-CE-BEC9-CC74-AB903307-sh72411-aj-37.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitbasher on September 01, 2019, 12:49:34 pm
Back from the Driffield show today with a new addition.

Special Hobby 1/72 AJ-37/SK-37 Viggen duo pack with book.
(https://i.postimg.cc/CxRhX9D6/5-C7-F279-F-A722-42-CE-BEC9-CC74-AB903307-sh72411-aj-37.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

First impressions?  Love Viggens, never built one.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Chris Payne on September 01, 2019, 12:55:32 pm
Back from the Driffield show today with a new addition.

Special Hobby 1/72 AJ-37/SK-37 Viggen duo pack with book.
(https://i.postimg.cc/CxRhX9D6/5-C7-F279-F-A722-42-CE-BEC9-CC74-AB903307-sh72411-aj-37.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

First impressions?  Love Viggens, never built one.

Looks pretty good to me.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 01, 2019, 01:45:29 pm
That does look good, yes.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on September 02, 2019, 03:46:07 am
I've got a Hasegawa Viggen in the stash.
Bet this is better.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on September 02, 2019, 06:24:20 am
This order arrived today:

1 x Amusing Hobby 1/35 Pz.Kpfw.38D mit Pz.IV Tum 8cm PAW 600 (AH-35A019) [on Pre-Order] - to add to my stash of unbuilt LT v 35/38 derived vehicles (when it comes)
1 x Legend Productions 1/35 US Army Vehicle Crew #3 (LF0128) - for my RQ-19A diorama
1 x Master Models 1/35 ATK Mk 44 (Bushmaster II) 30mm Gun Barrel used on KTO Rosomak & Other Vehicles (1pc) (GM-35-012) - I'll be getting more of these when they restock
1 x Trumpeter 1/350 Fairey III F (6 pcs) (TR 06252) - the start of my Dreadnought-class aircraft carrier conversion air group
1 x Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Cornwall County-class Heavy Cruiser (TR 05353) - to be RAN ca. WW2

Another with a pre-order in it. I think I've learned my lesson:- Any orders with pre-orders are to consist ONLY of pre-orders!

The pre-order, Amusing Hobby's 1/35 Pz.Kpfw.38D mit Pz.IV Turm 8cm PAW 600, is a paper-Panzer whif-in-a-box. The Modelling News has an In-Box Review (https://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/02/in-boxed135th-scale-pzkpfw38d-mitt-pziv_2.html) & a Build Review (https://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/02/build-guidepzkpfw38d-mitt-pziv-turm-8.html) on it &, from my relatively brief look, I agree with their assessment. My favourite line in their in-box review is "an unusual and interesting kit that will leave even "what-if" modellers saying "What IS it?""
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on September 03, 2019, 06:21:07 am

Another with a pre-order in it. I think I've learned my lesson:- Any orders with pre-orders are to consist ONLY of pre-orders!


Been there and done it and it can get terribly frustrating. Glad you got them in the end  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on September 04, 2019, 05:44:24 am
Just got a Novo Canberra  BI mk8/12 off ebay for a nice price.  I have built  one  of these before,  it was whay I  made into a tanker for the Honduras airforce.  This one  will be a test bed for high altitude  weapons testing
Chris.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: McColm on September 04, 2019, 02:26:26 pm
All 1/72 scale:
ESCI/ERTL Lockheed AC-130H Spectre II
Heller Lockheed L-749 Constellation Air France/TWA
Matchbox Phantom FG1/FGR2
Secondhand built but needs a lot of TLC Lockheed Martin P-3C Orion , I bought the metal landing gear to go with this restoration project.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 05, 2019, 07:44:35 am
I've got a Hasegawa Viggen in the stash.
Bet this is better.

Anything is better. Maybe not the Airix one, but that could be a dead race.

A friend of mine got that double combo, too, and he's very enthusiastic about the kit. Pricy, but probably the best current 1:72 Viggen around.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on September 05, 2019, 09:51:56 am
picked up an eBay purchase

1 x 1/72 Matchbox Wellington

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Snowtrooper on September 06, 2019, 12:45:54 am
I've got a Hasegawa Viggen in the stash.
Bet this is better.
Anything is better. Maybe not the Airix one, but that could be a dead race.

A friend of mine got that double combo, too, and he's very enthusiastic about the kit. Pricy, but probably the best current 1:72 Viggen around.
Airfix has Rb 05 missiles in addition to the Rb 04E's, but on the downside it has the wrong drop tanks (Draken tanks that supposedly hang on the dry fuselage pylons). Both Airfix and Hasegawa represent the mock-ups and have all the antennae, hatches, etc. in the wrong places and most notably, don't have the area-ruled fuselage "hump" that was added to later prototypes and the production version to improve performance. So yes, it's a dead race between those two.

For once, even Matchbox would be better, at least it's the production version and comes with both 04E and 05 missiles and the correct drop tank (AJ boxing; Sk boxing drops the 05's for the two-seater parts).

Of course, Heller is even better than Matchbox and in current "JA" boxings builds to any Viggen variant, including the SF photorecon version (though if you want to build an accurate JA you would have to insert a 2mm plug in the fuse between the wings and the canards and replace the three fins of the drop tank with four; at least the conformal gun pod of JA is included even though it's not not very accurate). Though, Heller does not have any Swedish-specific ordnance or any ordnance for that matter, only Sidwinders and Skyflashes and even those only in the JA boxing, so you'll have to raid other kits (eg. those other Viggens or Revell's old, original, and awful Gripen) or aftermarket parts for things under the wings - but then again, the lack of Swedish ordnance is a good excuse for whiffing.... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: rickshaw on September 06, 2019, 01:53:34 am
I've got a Hasegawa Viggen in the stash.
Bet this is better.

Anything is better. Maybe not the Airix one, but that could be a dead race.

A friend of mine got that double combo, too, and he's very enthusiastic about the kit. Pricy, but probably the best current 1:72 Viggen around.

I have about half a dozen Heller Viggens and two Matchbox two seaters.  Both are better than the prototype Airfix or Hasegawa ones.    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on September 06, 2019, 03:48:23 am
Interesting and usefull.  Thanks blokes.
Of course as whiff fodder, accuracy is not of prime importance.  Viggen wings are a pleasing, if distinctive shape.  I used an Airfix pair on a MiG 21.

Three deliveries arrived today.

From Ronin Graphics three sets of transfers (all 1/72);
ADF Eurocopter Tiger (for the Aerospatiale Oryx).
Australian Army Bell 47G (for a RW build).
RAAF F-35 delivery markings (for a J-20 Mighty Dragon).

From Frontline Hobbies;
Two more of these.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48687538717_c422cfafb2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hbmn1H)20190906_160240 (https://flic.kr/p/2hbmn1H) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
I now have four.  This is what happens when you forget to cancel a pre-order having got some from elsewhere.  However, it is one of my favourite kits (i've built two in the past).  Having four go karts I may have to whiff up a six wheeled Tyrrell-a-like...

From Hobby Link Japan;
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48687025098_9410d4f0ab_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hbiJkd)20190906_160453 (https://flic.kr/p/2hbiJkd) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48687025048_bb2c270f2c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hbiJjm)20190906_160522 (https://flic.kr/p/2hbiJjm) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48687024998_8758720bd2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hbiJiu)20190906_160606 (https://flic.kr/p/2hbiJiu) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48687024953_bd677d66b4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hbiJhH)20190906_160631 (https://flic.kr/p/2hbiJhH) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 06, 2019, 05:10:30 am

 However, it is one of my favourite kits (i've built two in the past).  Having four go karts I may have to whiff up a six wheeled Tyrrell-a-like...


I LIKE that idea, and you could do a March (or Williams)-a-like with the other two. And with twin engines as well.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 06, 2019, 12:35:10 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/Lo8IRYS.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Steel Penguin on September 08, 2019, 10:03:58 am
2 for me from the Womborne show today
1:35 Tackm M9 ACE armoured earth mover
1:35 AFV club M35A1 gun truck, for the 50 cal mount :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 09, 2019, 06:23:52 pm
Buddy from Oz sent me all of this aside from the Tu-204 (And the grey partially built model upper right, that shouldn't be in the picture at all but I goofed  ;D ).

The 204 I've been looking for for a long time. Been waiting to find one in the U.S. and for cheap enough..... and it had to be this Russia Post System (whatever they call it) special version. Very neat! It's like... a Russian 757 or something. And, check this out... when it comes time to make it.. it'll be easy!!! NO BLASTED WINDOWS TO WORRY ABOUT and it's all one solid color (aside from the wings).

(https://i.imgur.com/lZgQIOh.jpg)

The other stuff is really neat! My buddy and I had been kind trading kits or whatever and he decided to throw in extras for the hell of it, basically.  ;D  All I really was directly concerned about was the Fokker 100.

That's in there, but I also found what appears to be some Russian made SEA FURY kit. Score... I've none in the stash.


Next up a Fairey Fulmar by a kit maker I never heard of. Score again!! I don't have one in my stash.

Then there is the one and only kit I already have, a 1/144 Constellation. As luck would have it, I am very much happy to have multiples of this one so... score again! Now I have what I need to make a real world one and a whif one.

Then there is what turned out to be a Matchbox Halifax! How cool is that? Quite the chunk of parts, that one. Again, I don't have one in my stash so I'm pretty happy about that.

5 sheets from Micro Scale that have some stuff gone, but still containing complete schemes.

One other thing, I bought a wee N-scale truck to go with my 1/144 airliner universe. I'm contemplating painting it PSA(airline) colors like this stuff:

(https://i.imgur.com/RzaXzAI.jpg)

I, however, am having second thoughts upon receiving this thing, though.  ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/vyDzvsQ.jpg)

"Oh, that's not so bad." You might say...    But then again:

(https://i.imgur.com/Q0E98d7.jpg)

I still don't even think this does it justice. It's very small!  Perfect, though, because at 1/148 it's so close to 1/144 to be imperceptible. Could be even more so using forced perspective in taking pics.

So that's it...   not many kits coming my way these days but man it's fun when they do!  ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 09, 2019, 10:44:45 pm

 However, it is one of my favourite kits (i've built two in the past).  Having four go karts I may have to whiff up a six wheeled Tyrrell-a-like...


I LIKE that idea, and you could do a March (or Williams)-a-like with the other two. And with twin engines as well.  :thumbsup:

Or howabout something like the Pat Clancy Special, a six-wheel Offy-powered Kurtis based oddball.  ;D

(http://photos.smugmug.com/BTS-2/i-2s87hxC/0/3564d373/O/Pat-Clancy-Special.png)

https://macsmotorcitygarage.com/two-wheels-too-many-the-story-of-the-pat-clancy-special/
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on September 10, 2019, 04:14:32 am
Thanks Jon.  That's fascinating.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 10, 2019, 09:01:51 am
A GINORMOUS box from Chrisonord arrived this morning containing a 1/72 Trumpeter Tu-95MS Bear-H kit. It looks a veritable cornucopia of styrene in there, packed NINE sprues deep, it is!  :o

Thanks Chris, nice job.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on September 10, 2019, 09:28:42 am
A GINORMOUS box from Chrisonord arrived this morning containing a 1/72 Trumpeter Tu-95MS Bear-H kit. It looks a veritable cornucopia of styrene in there, packed NINE sprues deep, it is!  :o

Thanks Chris, nice job.  :thumbsup:
Glad  it got to you ok Kit, did you  find the decals??
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 10, 2019, 10:16:39 am
That kit is glorious. Quite the pile of parts.  ;D    I have it and the Tu-160... the 160 is even more nutty. The box is ridiculously heavy and large... sooooo much plastic.

Are you going to build it soon, please say yes?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 10, 2019, 10:35:25 am

Are you going to build it soon, please say yes?


Who can tell? I've got SO much on my plate just now that my modelling has come to a grinding halt recently.  :banghead:

Perhaps I could graft the B-52s surplus engines onto the Bear? Or put the Bear's turbo-props onto the B-52? After all, it was designed like that in the first place!  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 10, 2019, 10:47:38 am
MAaaaaaan, you're a genius... I love that idea....     :wub: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: JayBee on September 10, 2019, 11:18:35 am

 I've got SO much on my plate just now that my modelling has come to a grinding halt recently.  :banghead:


Yeh, being retired is a total bitch as I know only too well.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on September 11, 2019, 05:28:24 am
Today  arrived  an airfix  folland gnat  that I  got for anfiver from someone on Facebook.  Very old kit, bagged  red stripe packaging a bit scruffy  but the kit seems ok, not bad for a fiver.  Also from Japan  a Hasegawa  weapons set  4 for much  cheapness,  even  including the  postage  it was a lot cheaper  than buying  from anyone on Ebay.  Tjis has some  1960's  ordnance  I  need for my weapons testing establishment  aircraft.
Chris.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on September 12, 2019, 03:23:07 am
From an Evil-Bayer in Japan for an acceptable price.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48720741088_7b9788527f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hehwVo)Ginga Frances (https://flic.kr/p/2hehwVo) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
It contains canopy masks - something i've never had in a Hasegawa kit before.
It's a limited edition tie in with a Manga by Leiji Matsumoto but it was also the cheapest Ginga on Evil-Bay when I went looking for one.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on September 12, 2019, 06:29:17 am
Never seen that boxing before. As a matter of interest what type of material are the masks made from ?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on September 12, 2019, 07:24:57 am
Today arrived the evil that is the eduard aim-9b 's.  The photo  etch didn't bget a look in as rhe rear fins on them are transparent they are that thin. Going to  have  to be careful with them.  Also a much  cheapness  revell repoped monogram  f-4 s. I  know that I have  too many phantoms,  but ot was cheap, detail is a bit iffy, but it will be getting  cut up no doubt,  and  serve the RAF, or possibly  the Honduras airforce.  Also,  an airfix  F-105f the two seat version,  I built one  as a kid so the nostalgia  kicked in again
 This will be  a loan aircraft  to the  RAF for evaluation,  and if any good  will serve  in Germany, carrying  nuclear  bombs.  This will be in a 1960's  camouflage scheme,  so possibly  a Canberra  squadron will have  it.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on September 13, 2019, 04:43:18 am
Never seen that boxing before. As a matter of interest what type of material are the masks made from ?

I haven't opened the bag but it looks to be the same stuff eduard use.  I've had some very poor paper ones in the past on japanese car kits.  They don't have any stretch and don't come off the windscreens easilly when you have finished.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: ChernayaAkula on September 13, 2019, 05:15:37 pm
Or howabout something like the Pat Clancy Special, a six-wheel Offy-powered Kurtis based oddball.  ;D

(http://photos.smugmug.com/BTS-2/i-2s87hxC/0/3564d373/O/Pat-Clancy-Special.png)

https://macsmotorcitygarage.com/two-wheels-too-many-the-story-of-the-pat-clancy-special/

So... after the "Engines - More or Less GB" a "Wheels - More or Less GB"?  :wacko:

<...>
1:35 AFV club M35A1 gun truck, for the 50 cal mount

Oh, good thinking!  :thumbsup: I've been on the look-out for the Dragon M45/M55 quad-mount for a while now. Could kick myself for not getting any when they were cheap and plentiful.  :banghead:

What are you going to put the turret on?

<....> revell repoped monogram  f-4 s. I  know that I have  too many phantoms,  <...>

That's impossible.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on September 14, 2019, 01:53:49 am
Never seen that boxing before. As a matter of interest what type of material are the masks made from ?

I haven't opened the bag but it looks to be the same stuff eduard use. 

Ta  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Chaos on September 14, 2019, 02:37:51 am
New at my Stash.
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Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on September 14, 2019, 06:24:58 am
Pick up an eBay win today

1 x 1/72 Matchbox Vickers Wellington

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: ChernayaAkula on September 14, 2019, 06:34:22 pm
Spending spree on evilBay. All by Special Hobby, all in 1/72.

Curtiss P-40K-1/-5 Warhawk "Short fuselage" - real world. Most likely the shark-mouthed one flying in China.
Dassault Mirage F.1C/C-200 - maybe real world, but some neat whiffing options there. RAF with Skyflashs and Sidewinders? Italian? Belgian?
Dassault Mirage F.1EQ/ED. Two of these. One definitely an Iraqi aircraft, the other not sure....
Douglas Boston Mk. III "Intruder" - tempted to build this in a real world Canadian scheme.
Fouga Magister "Exotic Air Forces" - also most probably real world. Uganda or Morocco. Or get another kit and do both!
MD/Hughes MD-500E. Probably whiffed. Finnish. Splinter-y camouflage. AT-6 Spiral ATGMs. All Weaver's fault!
Saab JA-37 Jaktviggen - four kits. Some real world, some whiffed. Much like the Mirage, I'm thinking RAF and/or Italy. The air defence greys could look good, but so could the green/grey topsides. Or something entirely else. Singapore (SEA camo and chequered fin)? Japan? A beat-up all-grey Canadian Viggen could also be interesting.
Saab AJ-37 Viggen and SK-37 Viggen two-seater in on box, plus a neat book. Both probably real world. 

And one in 1/144.
Eduard A-4F Skyhawk - re-box, no, re-bag of the Platz kit with some lovely decals and canopy masks.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on September 15, 2019, 09:24:15 am
Spending spree on evilBay.

And one in 1/144.
Eduard A-4F Skyhawk - re-box, no, re-bag of the Platz kit with some lovely decals and canopy masks.
Two in One kit? What did that set you back and are there more?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on September 15, 2019, 09:34:21 am
Whilst away a matchbox  strikemaster arrived from our member  Alan(dadlamasu). Another  RAF aircraft for my current build theme.
Chris.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: ChernayaAkula on September 15, 2019, 02:36:20 pm
<...> 1/144 Eduard A-4F Skyhawk - re-box, no, re-bag of the Platz kit with some lovely decals and canopy masks.
Two in One kit? What did that set you back and are there more?

Just one kit per bag. Cost me just shy of 7 EUR.
HERE'S (https://www.eduard.com/eduard/a-4f-1-144.html) the kit on Eduard's website.

AFAIK, they will also re-release the Platz F-8 Crusader.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Weaver on September 15, 2019, 03:13:33 pm
From today's Poynton Show:

1/76th Skytrex resin narrowboat. Long boat with a short cabin so very amenable to modifications... :wacko:
Pack of fine brushes
Pack of Summer Green (short) grass
Winter modelling starter kit from Woodland Scenics
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Flyer on September 15, 2019, 09:03:21 pm
More ebay winnings arrived today, won from 3 auctions from the same seller bundled together:
Heller Spitfire Mk VB clipped wing
MPC F-86D Sabre
Hasegawa Kitty Hawk Mk.1A
Hasegawa Spitfire Mk.1
Testors HAWK Spitfire Mk.22
And a Lindberg PT-17 box that unfortunately didn't contain a PT-17, instead inside there was what must have been a 4 pack (all 4 models instructions are on the one sheet) of Red Star models, LaGG-3, MiG-3, Anatra D S 'Anasal' and Yak-3.

From China:
1:144 Mini Hobby Models MiG-25P and SAAB AJ-37.

Disappointed about the missing Stearman, I was going to make it a seed or super spreading Ag plane, oh well some other time...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nils on September 16, 2019, 12:28:23 am
New stash additions from Sanicole Airshow this weekend.

Eidai 1/72 Fuji FA-200
Airfix 1/72 Auster OAP.6
Airfix 1/72 Jet Provost/Strikemaster
Matchbox 1/72 SA365 Dauphin
Italeri 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.9
Flevodecals 1/72 Dutch decals for multiple aircraft.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on September 16, 2019, 06:03:35 pm
Just off to collect these on my way to work:

2 x Bronco Models (styrene) Workable Track Set for 1/35 Panther Later Type (AB3540) - for my Japanese Panther
1 x Alliance Model Works 1/35 Grill Mesh for Dragon kit Panther D/A (A-LW35013) - for my Japanese Panther
1 x AFV Club 1/35 US Water Buffalo LVT-4 Landing Vehicle Tracked (Late Type) (AFV-AF35198) - I'm thinking the interior may be made to fit into my Italeri LVT(A)-4 (under construction) to add some internal detail
2 x Tamiya 1/35 JGSDF (Japan Ground Self Defence Force) Motorcycle Recon Set (2 figures) (TM 35245) - on sale & modernish motorbikes are rare in 1/35, mostly for post apocalyptic dioramas
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on September 17, 2019, 04:06:52 am
From Airbrush Megastore (https://airbrushmegastore.com.au/index.php/en/airbrush-stencils/texture-fx/artool-texture-fx-detail); texture stencils.
(https://airbrushmegastore.com.au/images/virtuemart/product/Artool%20FH%20TFX%201%20Texture%20FX.gif)
These will enable me to produce a random, organic faded texture when airbrushing.  Or at least that is the plan.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 17, 2019, 01:38:51 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/34VCamp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/KTDMuQ8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HQrZws4.jpg)

Latest stuff here. I know what you're thinking... "You bought the wrong Bear, you moron..... "  ;D But not so... I was looking for a 1/144 Bear to go with the BRAZ conversion set but they were all too pricey.... oddly, this one was much cheaper, so I snagged it. In fact, of all this stuff, the Bear was the least expensive purchase by quite a margin...  impulse buy, hard to pass it up. Problem is, I still need a 1/144 version. I wonder, though, would the Revell kit work?  :unsure:

Bonus....  another impulse buy. (I really need to work on that... )  But, it's so cool! T-shirt. Viscount.  ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/HLgJG7i.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 17, 2019, 03:10:08 pm

(https://i.imgur.com/KTDMuQ8.jpg)


Yeah! That's the same one I just from Chrisonord, HUGE isn't it?  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 17, 2019, 03:30:12 pm
Rather intimidating for me, that's no doubt.   :o  It'll probably languish in the stash for years. Definitely an "off season" project. Glad to have found it.  :lol:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Flyer on September 17, 2019, 10:25:06 pm
More ebay winnings arrived today, won from 3 auctions from the same seller bundled together:
Heller Spitfire Mk VB clipped wing
MPC F-86D Sabre
Hasegawa Kitty Hawk Mk.1A
Hasegawa Spitfire Mk.1
Testors HAWK Spitfire Mk.22
And a Lindberg PT-17 box that unfortunately didn't contain a PT-17, instead inside there was what must have been a 4 pack (all 4 models instructions are on the one sheet) of Red Star models, LaGG-3, MiG-3, Anatra D S 'Anasal' and Yak-3.

From China:
1:144 Mini Hobby Models MiG-25P and SAAB AJ-37.

Disappointed about the missing Stearman, I was going to make it a seed or super spreading Ag plane, oh well some other time...

Just now won a auction for a very cheap priced Revell Stearman  ;D   :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 18, 2019, 07:52:59 pm
I'd advise binning the Spitfires as they're from the dark ages.

Although... The Hasegawa kit is passable - Zenrat has done a rather nice one, but I still wouldn't bother given that the old tool Airfix kit is better, let alone the new one. But having said that, I can come up with a user and a back story to get round make use of the kit's deficiencies.  The Hawk kit is  bad, with solid wheel wells and an odd fuselage cross section.  The tail surfaces are wrong for a 22, being more F14 than Spiteful.  Could be usable with a new wing (Heller 16 advised).

As for the Heller VB?  Bin, although the spare props and the Vokes filter could be used elsewhere.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Flyer on September 19, 2019, 12:41:31 am
Fair points, if i was going for spitfire kits to actually build a spitfire I probably would have avoided them but they will all probably get chopped up or mutilated in some way, been struggling to find any dirt cheap kits lately, buying that lot in that way made them under $7.50 each including shipping, happy with that  :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 19, 2019, 03:07:35 am
Ordered a Bandai Star Wars Scout Trooper & Speeder Bike 1/12 combo directly from Japan - have plans to create a whiffy "version" in a desert setting, though, maybe including a matching base/diorama.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on September 19, 2019, 06:21:00 am
Maybe not an exciting purchase for some but certainly one for me:

3 x Master Models 1/35 ATK Mk 44 (Bushmaster II) 30mm Gun Barrel used on KTO Rosomak & Other Vehicles (1pc) (GM-35-012) - because they're useful
4 x Master Models 1/350 HMS Exeter 1939 Armament - Barrels for Trumpeter kits (SM-350-108) - I have 3 x 8"-gun ships to build, 2 of them 8-gun ships & the set comes with only 6 barrels
1 x Trumpeter Models 1/35 Italian PUMA 4x4 Wheeled AFV (TR 05525) - a cool looking vehicle going cheap, so why not!
1 x Academy Models 1/48 Royal Navy Helicopter Wessex UH.5 (AC 12299) - the Wessex is a funky chopper & the RAM's could do with some.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on September 19, 2019, 08:24:55 am
Ordered a Bandai Star Wars Scout Trooper & Speeder Bike 1/12 combo directly from Japan - have plans to create a whiffy "version" in a desert setting, though, maybe including a matching base/diorama.
This idea has a tonne of potential! The scout troopers  could be camouflaged, I know we didn't see much Imperial camo in the Original Trilogies, but if they used it in the Clone Wars, it's safe to say they used it in the Galactic Civil War. It could be a desert planet they haven't completely pacified yet. But I love the idea of this! You could also paint the speeder bike up in a sand tone, as the brown blended into the woods... Just a thought.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: McColm on September 19, 2019, 12:06:28 pm

(https://i.imgur.com/KTDMuQ8.jpg)
I've got one of those in the stash and I just won the 1/72 Blackbird conversion Avro Lincoln set along with the Airfix  Fairey Rotodyne.


Yeah! That's the same one I just from Chrisonord, HUGE isn't it?  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Flyer on September 19, 2019, 05:46:05 pm
MPC X-Wing fighter
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on September 20, 2019, 04:51:08 am
Just  got another  kit from Dadlamassu's stash reduction.  A revell  Fairey  Rotordyne.  Very  nice  looking  kit and has tons of whiff potential.  I am thinking of  having  it as an RAF transport  in the early 60's.  I am pondering  whether to  remov3 the rip jets from the rotors,  and put a pair of engines at the base of the rotor  mast, or build in a single  turbine  engine,  I  should  have some  bits thatwill do the job.
Chris.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on September 20, 2019, 05:02:10 am
I happened to wander into the local Toy World today only to find 25% off model kits.
A limited choice in the one true scale but I did pick up an Airfix Ju 52-3M.  The engines will be perfect for Captain Fat Hamster's dirigible (when I get to building it - Sea Witch has to be finished first but I now have all the major components) and floats are always handy.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on September 20, 2019, 06:33:10 am

4 x Master Models 1/350 HMS Exeter 1939 Armament - Barrels for Trumpeter kits (SM-350-108) - I have 3 x 8"-gun ships to build, 2 of them 8-gun ships & the set comes with only 6 barrels


Well at least you allowed for it at the purchasing stage, I can think of at least one person who probably wouldn't have  :banghead:

On a serious note, are these turned barrels worth the extra expense ? I was particularly thinking of 1/700 scale ones.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on September 20, 2019, 06:57:31 am

4 x Master Models 1/350 HMS Exeter 1939 Armament - Barrels for Trumpeter kits (SM-350-108) - I have 3 x 8"-gun ships to build, 2 of them 8-gun ships & the set comes with only 6 barrels


Well at least you allowed for it at the purchasing stage, I can think of at least one person who probably wouldn't have  :banghead:

On a serious note, are these turned barrels worth the extra expense ? I was particularly thinking of 1/700 scale ones.

I can't afford them for all my builds but I've found that 1/35 gun barrels are vastly superior to any styrene (or even resin) version I've seen.

One of the builds isn't a British warship but will be getting British 8" guns in a post-war refurbishment. ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on September 20, 2019, 07:18:31 am
Cheers mate. I'm popping down to a model shop in Dorking which specialises in ship models (going by his stand at Southern Expo anyway)  in the next couple of weeks. Mate doesn't realise that it just happens to lie on the route of one of the local CAMRA walks  ;)

CAMRA = Campaign for real ale  :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 20, 2019, 07:37:28 am
Ordered a Bandai Star Wars Scout Trooper & Speeder Bike 1/12 combo directly from Japan - have plans to create a whiffy "version" in a desert setting, though, maybe including a matching base/diorama.
This idea has a tonne of potential! The scout troopers  could be camouflaged, I know we didn't see much Imperial camo in the Original Trilogies, but if they used it in the Clone Wars, it's safe to say they used it in the Galactic Civil War. It could be a desert planet they haven't completely pacified yet. But I love the idea of this! You could also paint the speeder bike up in a sand tone, as the brown blended into the woods... Just a thought.

That's actually the plan/idea. The driver will be camo'ed in sand and brown tones, the bike might remain very original since it is already brown-ish and black - but I might add some desert details like air filters. I am also considering a base for "in flight" display, but that might become quite large. Maybe a subtle holder must suffice, it's a storage space issue.  ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Steel Penguin on September 20, 2019, 08:13:53 am
AFV club 1:35 Churchill AVRE with fascine carrier  :wub:  im a sucker both for "funnies" and churchills
1:35 modern US weapon set, got for the .50 cals, and the Mk 19 grenade launchers, to hang on the pintels of modern British stuff  :thumbsup:

both from Parabellum in Jewellery quarter
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 20, 2019, 10:15:17 am

Just  got another  kit from Dadlamassu's stash reduction.  A revell  Fairey  Rotordyne.  Very  nice  looking  kit and has tons of whiff potential.  I am thinking of  having  it as an RAF transport  in the early 60's.  I am pondering  whether to  remov3 the rip jets from the rotors,  and put a pair of engines at the base of the rotor  mast, or build in a single  turbine  engine,  I  should  have some  bits thatwill do the job.


If you do that you'll need to make some arrangements for an anti-torque rotor or exhaust as a direct shaft drive to the main rotor that large will give LOTS of torque.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on September 20, 2019, 11:44:39 am

Just  got another  kit from Dadlamassu's stash reduction.  A revell  Fairey  Rotordyne.  Very  nice  looking  kit and has tons of whiff potential.  I am thinking of  having  it as an RAF transport  in the early 60's.  I am pondering  whether to  remov3 the rip jets from the rotors,  and put a pair of engines at the base of the rotor  mast, or build in a single  turbine  engine,  I  should  have some  bits thatwill do the job.


If you do that you'll need to make some arrangements for an anti-torque rotor or exhaust as a direct shaft drive to the main rotor that large will give LOTS of torque.
Thankyou for the heads up on that Kit, it didn't  cross my mind  about  the torque  reaction.  I am thinking  of building it standard  now  as another idea,  and  painting it in  middle east  RAF colours.  I  need to  find  some  decent  pictures,  as some  had white on rhe upper surfaces  and  desert yellow / earthy  brown  camouflage on the sides,  no3 seen the underside  yet though.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on September 21, 2019, 02:03:51 am

both from Parabellum in Jewellery quarter

Which I am determined to get to this year on either my way to, or return from SMW
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 21, 2019, 03:59:11 pm
Picked up the new Revell Shackleton MR3 today, plus some Spitfire PR decals.  The former is just a donor kit - I disliked the Revell AEW 2 kit - for a planned Avro 711 Trader, using the kit wings, engines and u/c with the fuselage and tail surfaces from a Magna Ashton.  The Traders were to be civilian cargo carriers, but naturally, mine will have to be RAF.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on September 21, 2019, 05:59:06 pm

Just  got another  kit from Dadlamassu's stash reduction.  A revell  Fairey  Rotordyne.  Very  nice  looking  kit and has tons of whiff potential.  I am thinking of  having  it as an RAF transport  in the early 60's.  I am pondering  whether to  remov3 the rip jets from the rotors,  and put a pair of engines at the base of the rotor  mast, or build in a single  turbine  engine,  I  should  have some  bits thatwill do the job.


If you do that you'll need to make some arrangements for an anti-torque rotor or exhaust as a direct shaft drive to the main rotor that large will give LOTS of torque.
Thankyou for the heads up on that Kit, it didn't  cross my mind  about  the torque  reaction.  I am thinking  of building it standard  now  as another idea,  and  painting it in  middle east  RAF colours.  I  need to  find  some  decent  pictures,  as some  had white on rhe upper surfaces  and  desert yellow / earthy  brown  camouflage on the sides,  no3 seen the underside  yet though.

How about Corellian Highway Patrol (CHiPs)?

Or something like this (seen at model expo 2011)?
(https://live.staticflickr.com/4299/35871535362_a0742ce20d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WDQZHC)Expo 2011  022 (https://flic.kr/p/WDQZHC) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 21, 2019, 07:27:13 pm
I love CHiPs. I keep hoping to see it on one of my streaming services some day.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 21, 2019, 09:12:02 pm
From a trip to Parabellum in between pints in Birmingham City Center...

A second Kinetic/Skunkworks 1/48 F16XL single seater.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Steel Penguin on September 22, 2019, 12:15:01 am
Narses  One word of warning with Parabellum   check the opening times! they are limited on the days they are open, that being Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on September 22, 2019, 12:38:32 am
Narses  One word of warning with Parabellum   check the opening times! they are limited on the days they are open, that being Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Yup will do, Howard's warned me as well. That's what I like about this community of ours  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on September 22, 2019, 06:38:47 am
Just purchased yesterday, all 1/144:

1x F-Toys Canadair Sabre Mk.4, RAF Camo
1x F-Toys Canadair Sabre Mk.4, RCAF Snowbirds
1x F-Toys MiG-17F Fresco, Egyptian AF

Snowbirds Sabre is going to get stripped and repainted, thinking RNZAF. Egyptian AF Fresco is getting paint added and whiffed to some AF. And the RAF Sabre will most likely end up USAF, 50/50 RW/Whiff.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: McColm on September 23, 2019, 02:38:30 pm
I didn't win the 1/72 Blackbird Avro Lincoln conversion set on eBay as the seller withdrew his offer and has relisted the item at a higher price  :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on September 23, 2019, 02:39:57 pm
Picked up an eBay win on the way home

1 x 1/72 Airfix F-4 Phantom FGR.2

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: strobez on September 23, 2019, 04:28:47 pm
Just purchased yesterday, all 1/144:

1x F-Toys Canadair Sabre Mk.4, RAF Camo
1x F-Toys Canadair Sabre Mk.4, RCAF Snowbirds
1x F-Toys MiG-17F Fresco, Egyptian AF

Snowbirds Sabre is going to get stripped and repainted, thinking RNZAF. Egyptian AF Fresco is getting paint added and whiffed to some AF. And the RAF Sabre will most likely end up USAF, 50/50 RW/Whiff.

Let me know what you use to strip the paint.  F-Toys pain jobs can be somewhat difficult to get off in my experience...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on September 23, 2019, 10:28:08 pm
Just purchased yesterday, all 1/144:

1x F-Toys Canadair Sabre Mk.4, RAF Camo
1x F-Toys Canadair Sabre Mk.4, RCAF Snowbirds
1x F-Toys MiG-17F Fresco, Egyptian AF

Snowbirds Sabre is going to get stripped and repainted, thinking RNZAF. Egyptian AF Fresco is getting paint added and whiffed to some AF. And the RAF Sabre will most likely end up USAF, 50/50 RW/Whiff.

Let me know what you use to strip the paint.  F-Toys pain jobs can be somewhat difficult to get off in my experience...
I was told an overnight (12ish hours) in Isopropyl alcohol usually does the trick.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 24, 2019, 01:50:01 am
Just ordered a Roden 1:144 Boeing 720 - hopefully it arrives soon, since it will become the basis for a final "More or less engines" GB entry.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Flyer on September 24, 2019, 02:04:58 am
Revell 1/48 Stearman
Mini Hobby Models 1/144 F-20
Mini Hobby Models 1/144 F-104G
Pioneer 1/72 Sea Fury T.20
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on September 24, 2019, 03:05:51 am
Heller Potez 540.
(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/1/9/2/1124192-12660-14-pristine.jpg)
Mould dates from '72 and the fuselage is in four parts - sides top and bottom - but look at it, it's the epitome of 30's aviation.  Lovely.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 24, 2019, 05:05:18 am

Heller Potez 540.
(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/1/9/2/1124192-12660-14-pristine.jpg)
Mould dates from '72 and the fuselage is in four parts - sides top and bottom - but look at it, it's the epitome of 30's aviation.  Lovely.


That looks as if the engines were afterthoughts!  :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on September 24, 2019, 06:01:34 am
I didn't win the 1/72 Blackbird Avro Lincoln conversion set on eBay as the seller withdrew his offer and has relisted the item at a higher price  :banghead:

That's a pig mate. I wouldn't dream of doing something like that.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on September 24, 2019, 06:03:38 am

Heller Potez 540.
(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/1/9/2/1124192-12660-14-pristine.jpg)
Mould dates from '72 and the fuselage is in four parts - sides top and bottom - but look at it, it's the epitome of 30's aviation.  Lovely.


That looks as if the engines were afterthoughts!  :o

I really do like these French 1930's jobs, they sum the era up perfectly to me.

I can see that as a 4 engined type in a push/pull configuration.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 24, 2019, 06:18:17 am

I can see that as a 4 engined type in a push/pull configuration.


NICE idea!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on September 24, 2019, 06:25:00 am

I can see that as a 4 engined type in a push/pull configuration.


NICE idea!  :thumbsup:

And just to make it more bizarrely French, with the pusher engines up on the wings. ;D

That looks as if the engines were afterthoughts!  :o

No, Kit, they used to be on the wings but the maintainers didn't like having to climb ladders to get to them, so they were brought down to where they only needed a small step to conduct maintenance on them. ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitnut617 on September 24, 2019, 06:54:35 am

I can see that as a 4 engined type in a push/pull configuration.

There were some like that, I've seen some old photos of them.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on September 24, 2019, 07:21:13 am

I can see that as a 4 engined type in a push/pull configuration.

There were some like that, I've seen some old photos of them.

Yup, the Farman F.222 and NC 223
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Chaos on September 24, 2019, 11:58:31 am
new at my stash
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Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 24, 2019, 12:14:05 pm
The 540's sister, the Potez 62 series airliner:

(http://airwar.ru/image/idop/cw1/potez62/potez62-1.jpg)

(http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/cw1/potez62/potez62-c2.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 24, 2019, 12:19:49 pm

The 540's sister, the Potez 62 series airliner:


But a LOT smarter, almost elegant in fact.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on September 24, 2019, 01:23:12 pm
The Potezs are pretty cool...  :wub: looking at this last one, it has a similar profile of that of a UH-60.

(https://i.imgur.com/HAwkJRi.jpg)

Got this to make an East German "Wall Patrol" airplane.  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: zenrat on September 25, 2019, 02:32:40 am
A 1/72 Academy A-37B arrived today.  This was what I bought with the money I found left on the old travel debit card.
The beauty of this kit is that the wing root mounted engines are moulded with the wings rather than the fuselage.  This makes if easy to transplant them  onto something else. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/37578600452/in/album-72157683333017641/)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Old Wombat on September 25, 2019, 02:58:00 am
That looks suspiciously like Dadswell Bridge, that does! :o :-X
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on September 25, 2019, 05:46:14 am

The 540's sister, the Potez 62 series airliner:


But a LOT smarter, almost elegant in fact.  :thumbsup:

It is, almost got a De Havilland vibe going for it.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 25, 2019, 05:48:02 am

The 540's sister, the Potez 62 series airliner:


But a LOT smarter, almost elegant in fact.  :thumbsup:

It is, almost got a De Havilland vibe going for it.


Oh yes, the nose is very 'Dragon Rapide', isn't it?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on September 25, 2019, 05:50:44 am

Oh yes, the nose is very 'Dragon Rapide', isn't it?

Yup
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: kitbasher on September 25, 2019, 01:06:03 pm
Trumpeter An-2/Nanchang Y-5 €9 from Euromaquette, Paris.

OK I’m name dropping, but really it’s a very good model shop, well stocked, really pleasant, helpful staff.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on September 26, 2019, 04:04:34 am
Just  picked up my AZ model  SR 53 kit  from the post office.  Very  nice  wee kit, i am thinking of  asking Colin at Freightdog if he has any decals  for the  in service  what if version,  as I  want it  to be slightly different to the  one I am building at the moment
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Chaos on September 28, 2019, 12:01:46 am
Was neues zu lesen
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Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nick on September 28, 2019, 01:32:43 pm
Just  picked up my AZ model  SR 53 kit  from the post office.  Very  nice  wee kit, i am thinking of  asking Colin at Freightdog if he has any decals  for the  in service  what if version,  as I  want it  to be slightly different to the  one I am building at the moment
Chris

I have some unused decals from my SR.53 build. You can have those if it suits. Drop me a line.

Nick
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on September 28, 2019, 02:25:41 pm
Just  picked up my AZ model  SR 53 kit  from the post office.  Very  nice  wee kit, i am thinking of  asking Colin at Freightdog if he has any decals  for the  in service  what if version,  as I  want it  to be slightly different to the  one I am building at the moment
Chris

I have some unused decals from my SR.53 build. You can have those if it suits. Drop me a line.

Nick
Cheers Nick,  much appreciated.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: McColm on September 28, 2019, 08:56:43 pm
All in 1/72 scale won off eBay;
Airfix  Vulcan special anniversary
Airfix Short Stirling
Matchbox HP Halifax

The aim is to stretch the fuselage of the Vulcan
The Stirling is to get the Rolls-Royce Merlin engines (I know where I went wrong last time I tried!)
The Halifax ASR.1 ambitious but I think I have all the parts.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on September 29, 2019, 03:19:26 am
I'm not buying anywhere near as much as I used to, even Spitfires, but I have acquired these few bits and pieces largely off ebay:

Ventura Spitfire HFVII
Ventura Spitfire PRXI
Ventura Seafire F.XV "Sting Hook" - quite happy to get this as I only have the one in the stash.

AZ Spitfire Vb
AZ Spitfire mk IX
These were bought as part started, the latter may well end up at Telford as a mk XVIe, depending on how much work needs doing to it.

Best of all:
Airkit Seafire XV
Cost: £4 Postage from the US £19!!!!!

And a mate donated a Quickboost Spitfire Vb Rotol prop.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on September 29, 2019, 04:52:31 am
Just received, a few minuites ago,

1 x 1/72 Airfix Blackburn Buccaneer S.2C

Looks very nice with a seperate sprue for the stores and outer surface of the bomb bay

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on September 29, 2019, 05:18:37 am
Just as I was settling down for lunch yesterday (fish and chips on a Saturday  :thumbsup:) the postie knocked and handed me quite a large box. Inside, direct from Airfix, a brand new Buccaneer  ;D

Looks really good in the box. She'll be real world, but not sure if from the box or after market transfers. Need to look.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on September 29, 2019, 05:40:44 am
I am tempted  to get one of the new Buccaneers  also,  mine  will be slightly  wiffed, and be a what if the RAF took them in to service  parallel to the  navy.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on September 29, 2019, 12:06:20 pm
From the IPMS Brampton show today....

IPMS USA color guide from 1991 and a FS595a colour chips set from 1984
1/72 Italeri Ju52 minesweeper
1/72 Italeri Henschel Hs129
1/72 Fujimi F-16A ADF
1/144 Minicraft C-32 (B757)

Also a Lost British Projects 3D printed 1/48 Supermarine 559 which will be a very long term what if project.  A couple of decal sheets, some satin varnish and a now ultra rare C Scale conversion set for the DH Sea Hornet NF21 and the DH Mosquito TR33.

Great show and  nice turnout from the SIG
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nils on September 30, 2019, 10:07:11 am
a quick trip north of the border today (first trip out in weeks) resulted in 2 new additions.

-Revell 1/390 Boeing 747-200
-Italeri 1/72 Vickers Wellington Mk.IC (at 30% discount)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Gondor on September 30, 2019, 11:20:08 am
Picked up a package from Argos which was from eBay,

The Airfix Severn Class Lifeboat which is a Christmass pressant for my girlfriend so shhhh.....

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 01, 2019, 06:49:26 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/XUBMDoV.jpg)


Finally found one of these for under $60 after shipping. A bit surprised to be honest, I didn't expect to win the auction. Pretty happy to have it...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: McColm on October 01, 2019, 08:14:14 pm
It's happened again the seller has withdrawn two articles that I bought on eBay,  the Airfix Avro Vulcan and Shorts Stirling.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on October 02, 2019, 01:20:54 am
It's happened again the seller has withdrawn two articles that I bought on eBay,  the Airfix Avro Vulcan and Shorts Stirling.

That really isn't on as far as I'm concerned. Have you complained ?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on October 02, 2019, 09:12:46 am
1/25 Revell 1957 Chevy Bel Air

 :wacko: I have a sneaky plan for this involving the use of SAC starred sash bands and either wing or command badges.   :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 02, 2019, 09:18:13 am

1/25 Revell 1957 Chevy Bel Air

 :wacko: I have a sneaky plan for this involving the use of SAC starred sash bands and either wing or command badges.   :wacko:


I like the sound of that!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Flyer on October 03, 2019, 01:14:34 am
Another Airfix CA-13 Boomerang and an Italeri 1/72 C-47 with bonus RAAF decals.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: chrisonord on October 03, 2019, 11:28:08 am
Two more additions to the RAF stash arrived  this afternoon.  One  was actually  used by the RAF  the other definitely not  ;D 1975 boxing  of the airfix  Bristol  192 Belvedere,  this could  be done  in a middle east  scheme.  Other kit is a Hella Saab Draken J-35F/RF-35/TF-35. Can't see any  date of manufacture on it but  it loks old. This will get an FGR designation and be a possible  Hunter  replacement.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on October 03, 2019, 10:19:27 pm
Arrived from Facebook sales/auction group:
Revell 1/144 Su-27

OTW:
DML 1/144 Tornado F3 ADV Two pack
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on October 03, 2019, 10:20:07 pm
   Other kit is a Hella Saab Draken J-35F/RF-35/TF-35. Can't see any  date of manufacture on it but  it loks old. This will get an FGR designation and be a possible  Hunter  replacement.


That would work well. I did a Draken in desert pink some years ago but it did not survive.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Howard of Effingham on October 03, 2019, 10:29:32 pm

1/25 Revell 1957 Chevy Bel Air

 :wacko: I have a sneaky plan for this involving the use of SAC starred sash bands and either wing or command badges.   :wacko:

I like the sound of that!  :thumbsup:

Over the years Kit I have seen a few photos of US cars that have had custom paint jobs (US Navy Squadrons usually)  but can I find them now, no. SAC seems like a perfectly acceptable alternative.  ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Rick Lowe on October 04, 2019, 03:35:04 am
Photo Etch sights for a 1/35 M-42 Duster, courtesy of AFV Club's Customer Services Department.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Just the thing to tart up/replace the most glaringly obvious and hardest to replicate bits of the Tamiya kit.
(yes the AFV kit is far nicer, but I'm using what I already have so I don't have a spare I'll never use)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nick on October 04, 2019, 07:56:39 am

OTW:
DML 1/144 Tornado F3 ADV Two pack

I was thinking of that set just last night, if I go further with my RAAF Tornado idea!  :lol:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: nighthunter on October 04, 2019, 11:59:43 am


OTW:
DML 1/144 Tornado F3 ADV Two pack

I was thinking of that set just last night, if I go further with my RAAF Tornado idea!  :lol:

I just have had ideas revolving around Tornadoes, most of them involve them being USAF, RNZAF or RCAF.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Leading Observer on October 04, 2019, 02:56:47 pm
From the Big H today: 1/72 AZ Models MiG-17F, Junkers EF128E/N-1 and Sword Skyraider AD-4W/AEW.1
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: NARSES2 on October 05, 2019, 01:49:26 am
From the Big H today: 1/72 AZ Models MiG-17F, Junkers EF128E/N-1 and Sword Skyraider AD-4W/AEW.1

I've built the single seat Junkers and it's a nice little kit. Mind you she is so small that I've not been able to get my brain around a trainer version let alone the night fighter, but it does look good  ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Hobbes on October 05, 2019, 10:30:53 am
I went to the Aviation Megastore today...

New Ware Diamant B
New Ware Diamant BP4
New Ware Space Shuttle detail set
F-RSIN Airbus A300-600
plus some books...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: The Wooksta! on October 05, 2019, 04:06:57 pm
Ebay tells me I've won one of the two trios of Heller Spitfire 16s I was bidding on, along with some Spitfire decals.

Had a look at the new Airfix Brick at the LHS and wasn't impressed with the breakdown - are they trying to make their kits as complex as possible?  I'll stick with the old one, thanks.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 07, 2019, 09:58:10 am
Good mail day today! The cat jets I've had a few days already but the other 2 showed up today.

(https://i.imgur.com/wRx2nQS.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/YSl5gjz.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/69W4Dlw.jpg)
New addition the "sword" collection. I also have Sabre, Cutlass, and uhhh....   uhhh.... well, maybe that's it? What other sword jets where there?

(https://i.imgur.com/ZbS8sYR.jpg)
Does it come with little miniature bundles of heroin or some agent orange residue? This is the LAST thing I needed for the USAF Thunderbirds collection. I may still need the decal sheet for it, I can't remember, but this is definitely it for the actual aircraft. This has been a task that has taken a fair amount of time and this thing here is the reason why....they are hard to find for cheap but I eventually got tired of waiting and paid the $60 plus tax.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 07, 2019, 01:24:05 pm

New addition the "sword" collection. I also have Sabre, Cutlass, and uhhh....   uhhh.... well, maybe that's it? What other sword jets where there?


Harrier T2/T4 & T10, Hunter T7, Lightning T4 and T5, F-94B Starfire, T2V Seastar, Gannet AEW3 (Almost a jet....), F3D Skynight, RF-80 Shooting Star & RT-33, FJ2 & 3 Furies, RF-84F Thunderflash, F3H Demon. And that's just the stuff that the Big H knows about!


Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 07, 2019, 01:33:10 pm
I don't think those are swords, though?  ;D  Scimitars, Cutlasses, and Sabres are swords but I've never heard of a Harrier sword!


EDIT: Oh wait, I get it... SWORD........ model kits! ha!!  ;D ;D   That flew right over me head...  I only have one of those, a 1/48 T-38 Talon. I've been searching for the the same in 1/72 for a couple years now....   :banghead: :angel: :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Thorvic on October 07, 2019, 02:02:17 pm
The Scimitar is a nice find, the last one I saw on eBay over here went for £52. Whilst created for and Sold by Hannants in their Xtrakit line, the tooling is the very familiar Sword limited run kit which is why they quoted over Sword produced Jets, assuming you knew this.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: TheChronicOne on October 07, 2019, 02:13:08 pm
Ah ha!! Interesting.. I only have one other Xtrakit kit and knew nothing about them so that's good to know and, indeed, I didn't know!  The other one I have is some sort of Japanese float plane.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
Post by: Nick on October 07, 2019, 03:08:28 pm
The Scim