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Title: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on December 31, 2019, 06:34:50 am
Well here's where to put the new year's additions to your stash.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on December 31, 2019, 03:57:48 pm
Not quite an addition, but I have been making enquiries with the manufacturer about getting hold of one of these:

(https://www.fleetops.net/forum/download/file.php?id=10095&sid=c2a8dbc8f917c242b405f700b0443291&mode=view)

No, not the Borg ship, the starship - it's a Phalanx class, halfway house between a Galaxy and a Sovereign class.  And fortunately, it's in 1400th, so it'll be in scale with the rest of my small Star Trek fleet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCho6AQ4cwc
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on January 01, 2020, 04:24:26 am
I hate to leave things unfinished.
In the 2019 thread I posted this.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49271272182_7ecbac7ba0_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2i4W9CN)He 219 (https://flic.kr/p/2i4W9CN) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Then Lee said;
Fred, be warned that it looks better in the box than when you start building it - the fit is vile, the u/c bays need some serious reinforcing... Absolute filler hound and there's very few places to put enough weight to prevent it being a tail sitter.
And then Rick added;
Could you make your own version of the part that's made for the Tamiya 1/48 version; a weight in the shape of the interior of the nose, with hollows for the wheel bay and cockpit, then skin it with the wheel well/cockpit interior detail?
If you started with something malleable enough and bashed it into a rough shape, the skinning/detailing could then go over that.
Maybe some white metal engines could help, too?
Of course, that wouldn't address the other difficulties Lee mentioned...


If you look at the bottom left corner of the pic I posted there is a picture of the airframe with red bits on it.  Those are the metal weights Platz supply cast to fit snugly into the fuselage and nacelles.
Of course I am assuming 1) they fit and 2) there is enough weight.
And of course that doesn't address any fit issues.
I guess that's the problem with looking at box reviews on scalemates rather than asking people who have actually built them.

Thanks Lee.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 01, 2020, 05:21:15 am
IIRC, I built mine in 1994 and I think I have a couple still tucked away in me Mam's loft.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: nighthunter on January 01, 2020, 06:28:44 am
Lee, that Federation Starship that you acquired yesterday, looks an awful lot like my Wolf-class starship, a design I drew a few years ago, only the once you show is TOS era

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 01, 2020, 08:41:05 am
It's pre-TOS - it's the USS Ares from the fan film "Star Trek: Axanar"

Here's the prelude:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W1_8IV8uhA&t=938s

But the guy in charge, Alec Peters, has well and truly poisoned the well for Star Trek fan films.  His handling of Axanar has caused a lot of controversy and at least one major court case.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on January 01, 2020, 12:47:58 pm
But the guy in charge, Alec Peters, has well and truly poisoned the well for Star Trek fan films.

Seems to be a common theme these days, my son says the same about the last three Star Wars movies.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 01, 2020, 05:23:18 pm
Way back in this post,

Today from Glasgow - very restrained!

Freightdog Supermarine 227 "Shrew"

And I can't remember the name of the trader/manufacturer, but they do a lot of commercial trucks and I found a 1968 BMC van that looks to be a dead ringer for the one used by Reegan in the Doctor Who story "The Ambassadors of Death".  However, I can't find a photo of it online.

I said I picked up a BMC truck and wanted to do it as Reegan's van from the Doctor Who story The Ambassadors of Death.

Anyhoo, I've found a site with a load of relevant screen grabs, and a pair of them:

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xhxDFWJXYIQ/VTrPmOxQvGI/AAAAAAACz6A/2Su9x7-7E-A/s1600/vlcsnap-00659.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FnQgaAcg4Tk/VTrP7uOcTlI/AAAAAAACz-s/PmCoTGEki7I/s1600/vlcsnap-00697.jpg)

There's a lot more screengrabs from the full story, all 7 episodes of it here:
https://tygerwhocame2t.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-ambassadors-of-death.html

I just need to order some Airfix astronauts so they look a bit more like these dudes:

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PtbL6oyhS1g/VTwIalb8jGI/AAAAAAAC3SY/qoMiL0g9MAI/s1600/vlcsnap-00721.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 01, 2020, 11:41:29 pm
That's the dreaded JU van, built with a riveted body because the factory where it was made hadn't got a hefty enough power supply to run spot welders!  :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on January 02, 2020, 12:56:48 am
Metro Hobbies had a boxing day sale.  It would have been rude to not join in.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49314236498_557473141a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2i8JmqS)AMT 3in1 Customising Boat Kit (https://flic.kr/p/2i8JmqS) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Wanted one of these for a while.  Glad they re-popped it.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49314943092_5cf1ed8aa7_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2i8MYtw)Italeri Zundapp KS750 with Sidecar (https://flic.kr/p/2i8MYtw) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
When I was a kid my Uncle had two model motorcycles in a display cabinet.  A BMW Rennsport road race combination and one of these (the original Protar release I suspect) in DAK colours.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49314942977_de8638911f_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2i8MYrx)Zvezda A-90 Orlyonok (https://flic.kr/p/2i8MYrx) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
This I will scaleorama into 1/72.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 02, 2020, 02:44:10 am
A Roden 1:144 C-141B, intended to end up as a colorful, civil, shortened C-141A, maybe even with new engines - I still have four surplus turbofans left over from my recent DC-8/2 build.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on January 02, 2020, 06:07:24 am
First addition for 2020 was the 1/72 Sword Seafire multi boxing. So in actual fact 5 kits  :thumbsup:

Seafire Mk IIc
Seafire Mk III
Seafire Mk XV Early
Seafire Mk XV Late
Seafire Mk XVII
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on January 02, 2020, 10:40:58 am
Had a nosey in a charity shop  while out with the dog earlier, and broke my no more kits rule  already.  Like you  do. I found  a kit of the Airfix red arrows Hawk  in 1/72nd scale, had a quick  look  inside the  scruffy box to make sure  it was all there and found  thay there was two of rhem in the same box, but  there could be some  parts missing  by the looks of it.  3 quid well spent  though.  I think it is the 1998 boxing  and it comes with  canon pod,  matra rocket pods and some  free fall bombs.  Not sure  whether these are  540's or 1000lbers. Can anyone here  shed any light on what they  could be please.
Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 02, 2020, 08:18:34 pm
First addition for 2020 was the 1/72 Sword Seafire multi boxing. So in actual fact 5 kits  :thumbsup:

Seafire Mk IIc
Seafire Mk III
Seafire Mk XV Early
Seafire Mk XV Late
Seafire Mk XVII

Does it come with all the spare wings/fuselages that the original separates came with?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 03, 2020, 01:14:47 am

A Roden 1:144 C-141B, intended to end up as a colorful, civil, shortened C-141A, maybe even with new engines - I still have four surplus turbofans left over from my recent DC-8/2 build.


Using those spare CFM-56s makes SO much sense, as that's exactly the engine swap that MD made with the DC8-70 series aircraft.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on January 03, 2020, 05:38:35 am
First addition for 2020 was the 1/72 Sword Seafire multi boxing. So in actual fact 5 kits  :thumbsup:

Seafire Mk IIc
Seafire Mk III
Seafire Mk XV Early
Seafire Mk XV Late
Seafire Mk XVII

Does it come with all the spare wings/fuselages that the original separates came with?

Yes it does Lee. Basically it's the 5 individually bagged kits in one box
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on January 03, 2020, 08:47:40 am
I got a Hobby Lobby gift card for Chrimbus so yesterday I picked up a lovely 1/48 Airfix P-40B.  With their perpetual 40% coupon there was enough left over for some tools and supplies. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on January 04, 2020, 05:06:41 am
Not a kit, but a plan I  ordered arrived today.  T&Y aviation  plans, 1/72nd scale  Blackburn Beverley C.Mk1. I have  build boats from plans in my youth and a large  U-25 submarine  which I  still  have, so when I am feeling  adventurous enough, I will  have a go at building  one.  I will need to do my homework on it so as to get  it right, or I  could  just  wiff it, and put turbo prop engines on it. Which would be  nice   :wacko:
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on January 04, 2020, 06:02:25 am
Received a couple of modeldecals today

1 x 1/72 Modeldecal Set 56

1 x 1/72 Modeldecal Set 93

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on January 04, 2020, 09:31:41 am
My first purchases off eBay all in 1/72 scale;
Testors Northrop B.2 Spirit
Mach2 sud Caravelle
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 04, 2020, 09:42:43 am

Testors Northrop B.2 Spirit


I hope you've got LOTS of filler and wet and dry paper, as you'll need it!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on January 04, 2020, 09:56:37 am

Testors Northrop B.2 Spirit


I hope you've got LOTS of filler and wet and dry paper, as you'll need it!

Strangely, I didn't have a problem with the one I've built. Mind you it was quite a few years ago, in the late '90's when I built it. All I can remember what I did have to do was to add a strip of thin styrene all along the top to bottom mating surface at the leading edge before I glued the top and bottom together making sure there was a tight fit, then I sanded the trailing edge down (at least that's what I seem to remember doing). I've got another one in the stash which was going to be done in a later scheme, 'cause I bought some aftermarket decals to do it that way. IIRC, it's painted a bit differently too. Also, make sure you test it with enough nose weight before you glue the top and bottom together, it needs quite a bit of lead.

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/223d3fcd-5c4b-4b93-b656-0f11b3fa1a45.jpg)

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/fa0aa8eb-f94f-4714-806d-58f3e312a372.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 04, 2020, 09:59:44 am
I gave up building my B-2S (standing for 'Special' as it was built from aluminium to save money...…….. ;D) because I literally ran out of putty! Luckily Dizzy gave me a pointer to a supplier on the net, but by then I'd lost heart.

I still have the beast and may have another go again later.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on January 04, 2020, 10:07:59 am
The only thing I have to do to mine is add the decals  ;D  I'll use what was in the box for this one as I think it's based on the first couple that were built.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on January 04, 2020, 02:42:44 pm

Testors Northrop B.2 Spirit


I hope you've got LOTS of filler and wet and dry paper, as you'll need it!

Strangely, I didn't have a problem with the one I've built. Mind you it was quite a few years ago, in the late '90's when I built it. All I can remember what I did have to do was to add a strip of thin styrene all along the top to bottom mating surface at the leading edge before I glued the top and bottom together making sure there was a tight fit, then I sanded the trailing edge down (at least that's what I seem to remember doing). I've got another one in the stash which was going to be done in a later scheme, 'cause I bought some aftermarket decals to do it that way. IIRC, it's painted a bit differently too. Also, make sure you test it with enough nose weight before you glue the top and bottom together, it needs quite a bit of lead.

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/223d3fcd-5c4b-4b93-b656-0f11b3fa1a45.jpg)

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/fa0aa8eb-f94f-4714-806d-58f3e312a372.jpg)
There's quite a few etched metal work sets,  plus an improvement weapons bay which appears to be on the pricey side.
I think that I still have your link to the Northrop flying wing airliner concept,  although  Convair did have their own artwork for a flight wing back in 1942. I'll see if the nose can be extended to accommodate the extra cabin space kitbashed from a business jet or something similar.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 05, 2020, 04:09:45 am
Ordered on the 26th of December and received last Friday from Poland. :thumbsup:
One to build as a PoAF AH-1G and the other will be donating some parts for the whif cobra i'm building.
Bob thinks they're cool but a bag of cookies would be better...

(https://i.imgur.com/Iu6wy1N.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nick on January 05, 2020, 01:57:32 pm
Went down to the Croydon Airport Collectors Fair today. Had a good look in the museum there too and they gave us a guided tour.

1/72 Italeri Comanche - for the stash

1/72 Zvezda FW190 A4
Snap Fit kit, no glue required. The surface detail is very good and the pilot figure is in three parts. You get legs attached to the seat, head and upper body with a slot in the rear where the arms and back plug in. The arms are posed out so he can grip the stick.

Not my sort of build so I plan to put it into the clubs Lucky Dip kit night - we all wrap up a cheap kit, put them into a pile and then have one picked at random.
Has to be built by March and NO AIRBRUSH allowed. That makes things trickier for the serious modellers  :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 05, 2020, 02:20:57 pm
Acquired a High Planes Beaufort from Uncle Frank yesterday - he said there was no point struggling with it when Airfix have sort of announced one.

The Airkit Spitfire Griffon contraprop and mk IIa underwing fuel tank have arrived - they were a BIN on ebay and any Airkit Spitfire parts are worth having.

First addition for 2020 was the 1/72 Sword Seafire multi boxing. So in actual fact 5 kits  :thumbsup:

Seafire Mk IIc
Seafire Mk III
Seafire Mk XV Early
Seafire Mk XV Late
Seafire Mk XVII

Does it come with all the spare wings/fuselages that the original separates came with?

Yes it does Lee. Basically it's the 5 individually bagged kits in one box

Perfectly excellent, although with the announcement of a new tool Airfix Vc, the spares may be redundant...

Finally, an email from Shapeways says that the USS Ares is on it's way.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 06, 2020, 12:23:25 am
A Hasegawa 1:72 Spitfire Mk. I, to be retrograded into a pre-WWII, spatted version with some other changes, too.

And I ordered a bunch of generic "Modeling Supply Goods" from Kotobukiya directly from Japan, for mecha conversions, including some hands, gatling guns and other handheld ordnance.  :wacko:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/uhcAAOSwQApdxQf3/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nils on January 06, 2020, 09:17:23 am
arrived from AliExpress, my first new stash editions for 2020  :mellow:

-2 x Mini Hobby Models 1/144 SAAB JAS-39 Gripen.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 06, 2020, 05:02:16 pm
Ok, royal mail has been very slow from what i gather... this was posted on December 10th and was delivered today... I'd ordered a Heller Puma from korea and that was posted on the 8th and got here almost 3 weeks before this kit that was bought from a seller in Manchester... I'd already opened a case for a refund on ebay but closed that and left positive feedback as the seller's only fault was not answering to my email asking if he could find out what was going on with the tracking number, which was never recognized by the royal mail's track and trace service.
Anyway, i'd bought this to chop the fenestron tail rotor and use it on my whif AH-1 but now i've already started scratchbuilding one and won't let all the work go to waste so, this will probably be... Portuguese Navy?  :wacko:

(https://i.imgur.com/Rgq2HTM.jpg)

And i'm also still waiting for the Tamiya 1/48 FW-190 D-9 that i won on the ISM show's free prize draw, which was sent before xmas... :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 06, 2020, 05:14:46 pm
This is what happens when it's new year's eve and you're full of beer.

(https://i.imgur.com/3GCudcw.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 06, 2020, 05:35:36 pm
 :o That has to be one of the weirdest flying  contraptions i've ever seen...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 06, 2020, 05:58:58 pm
Just like when I bought it, I think I'd have to be drunk to get near the thing let alone ride up there in the washing machine tub.  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on January 07, 2020, 04:50:48 am
Thanks to my head being stuck  in my backside again, I  forgot to  mention the other day that  my RAF bombs stash increased  from the very kind  Narses. Also  today  arrived some  resin 540lbers from 63cpe Aka David.  They are very  nicely made and will be  adorning  several of my future projects.  Many  thanks to  the both of you.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on January 07, 2020, 06:26:01 am
:o That has to be one of the weirdest flying  contraptions i've ever seen...

It may look weird, but at least it and it's predecessor actually worked  :thumbsup:

https://oldmachinepress.com/2012/09/24/petroczy-karman-zurovec-pkz-2-helicopter/ (https://oldmachinepress.com/2012/09/24/petroczy-karman-zurovec-pkz-2-helicopter/)

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 07, 2020, 08:32:34 am
:o That has to be one of the weirdest flying  contraptions i've ever seen...

It may look weird, but at least it and it's predecessor actually worked  :thumbsup:

https://oldmachinepress.com/2012/09/24/petroczy-karman-zurovec-pkz-2-helicopter/ (https://oldmachinepress.com/2012/09/24/petroczy-karman-zurovec-pkz-2-helicopter/)

They were ugly but they did lead to some really cool flying things... ;D :thumbsup:

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Rheged on January 07, 2020, 08:59:40 am
The "device" looks quite fascinating.  I'll admit I have the sort of imagination that sees (in cartoon form) the working parts  come to a stop, and the POD/DUSTBIN/TUB on top start whirling round, much to the detriment of the inmate occupant.  Agreed, it did work...see youtube  extract below:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqiEoDPMRnw
 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqiEoDPMRnw)

"Change of underwear for the pilot, please!!"
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 07, 2020, 10:49:14 am
The "device" looks quite fascinating.  I'll admit I have the sort of imagination that sees (in cartoon form) the working parts  come to a stop, and the POD/DUSTBIN/TUB on top start whirling round, much to the detriment of the inmate occupant.  Agreed, it did work...se youtube  extract below:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqiEoDPMRnw
 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqiEoDPMRnw)

"Change of underwear for the pilot, please!!"
;D ;D ;D

Fascinating stuff!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 07, 2020, 12:50:21 pm
I can't help feeling that putting the pilot's pod UNDERNEATH the airframe would have been a better idea.

Not only would the pilot have a better view of the enemy below him, but if he had to bail out for any reason he'd stand SOME sort of a chance of taking to a parachute, whereas with the actual positioning of his pod he'd be chopped meat in milli-seconds!  :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: nighthunter on January 07, 2020, 08:42:03 pm
First acquisitions of the new year:

Heller 1/180 Drakkar
Lindberg 1/245 Golden Hind

1/72 IAC WW2 era decals
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Chaos on January 08, 2020, 06:57:52 am
New at my stash.
(https://s19.directupload.net/images/200108/7uzdozlw.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s19.directupload.net/images/200108/jb4x89lu.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s19.directupload.net/images/200108/lqdpk8tk.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s19.directupload.net/images/200108/hyjke6vj.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s19.directupload.net/images/200108/3a9rg99v.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on January 08, 2020, 10:26:03 am
Retrieved from the Postal Sorting Office this evening a couple of purchases from the big H with a voucher given to me for my birthday by my girlfriend.

1 x 1/72 Amodel HA-1109 K-1L

1 x 1/72 Special Hobby HA-1112 M-1L Buchon

Both will be whiffs, probably the 1112 will be Israeli with the 1109 dressed up to star in the Battle of Britten film

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 08, 2020, 10:32:53 am
The Postie gave me a biggish parcel from the Big H today containing the 'Every Seafire kit you ever wanted' from Sword, and lots of add-on bits  to go with a Fairey Barracuda I have plans for.

The Seafires are amazing, as Lee says, they come with enough spare parts to build at least one spare model, goodness knows why. I can't see any differences between the various spare fuselages and wings and the main bits in each kit. One of them even has spare canopies!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 08, 2020, 12:57:12 pm
Spare canopies is excellent news!

My Ares class ship ha arrived and it looks stunning.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on January 09, 2020, 12:13:53 pm
Three kits won on eBay in 1/72 scale:
Airfix  Gloster Meteor III
Fujimi TA-4J/F SkyHawk
Premiere DH Sea Venom FAW21
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 09, 2020, 01:06:17 pm
So we're just going to let that Gunperry contraption slide by?  ;D   Quite an odd thing...  :mellow: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nick on January 09, 2020, 04:14:52 pm
So we're just going to let that Gunperry contraption slide by?  ;D   Quite an odd thing...  :mellow: :thumbsup:

It's probably best not to ask.  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 09, 2020, 04:26:34 pm
I've bought and paid for the Phalanx class ship from Madman's Shipyards.  Looking forward to it arriving now!

This is an unboxing of an early review sample:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuL89flVcp0
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 09, 2020, 06:24:53 pm
Ebay says I've won the Pegasus Spiteful I put a cheeky low bid on.  Which is nice.  I got an Aeroclub and Frog Vampire bundle for very little, although quite what I wanted to do with it is anyone's guess, least of which is myself.

I also picked up an Avalon SAAF Spitfire decal sheet, although I mentioned that in my blog.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 09, 2020, 06:58:33 pm
So we're just going to let that Gunperry contraption slide by?  ;D   Quite an odd thing...  :mellow: :thumbsup:

It's probably best not to ask.  ;D

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 10, 2020, 12:19:29 am
A Hasegawa Spitfire Mk. I and a Matchbox Hawker Fury (biplane) as kitbash fodder, then a Drawdecal 1:144 sheet for the to-be-civilized C-141, as well as a sheet with generic 1:144 door markings for the same job. I'll also have to visit my local model shop for paints, there's a bigger Star Wars whif project for a GB at another forum waiting for the bench.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitbasher on January 11, 2020, 08:52:07 am
Airfix Swift FR.5, which means:
- the Pegasus FR.5 plus Aeroclub improvement set that’s been in the stash for ever but recently was slated to become an F.4 will be disposed of.
- the Xtrakit FR.5 that was going to be an FR.5 until Airfix came along so instead would become an F.7 with the Freightdog conversion will now become an F.4.
- the Airfix FR.5 already in the stash will become an F.7 with the Freightdog set.
- today’s FR.5 will be an FR.5.

Cosmic order restored.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 11, 2020, 09:47:16 am

- today’s FR.5 will be an FR.5.


What? You're going to build it as its maker intended? Shock, horror!  :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nick on January 12, 2020, 04:31:06 am
I seem to be missing a pair of kits from my stash. I know I bought a pair of Academy F-18s at Telford last year. I wrote them up on my purchase list.

Can I find them now? Nope.  :angry:

Is it possible that my stash is achieving some kind of mass overflow? Eddies in the space-time continuum?

During the search I did find some (actually several) kits I'd forgotten about. Which is a good thing, right?  ;)
But did I buy them or have they just materialised?  :unsure:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 12, 2020, 04:55:48 am
I seem to be missing a pair of kits from my stash. I know I bought a pair of Academy F-18s at Telford last year. I wrote them up on my purchase list.

Can I find them now? Nope.  :angry:

Is it possible that my stash is achieving some kind of mass overflow? Eddies in the space-time continuum?

During the search I did find some (actually several) kits I'd forgotten about. Which is a good thing, right?  ;)
But did I buy them or have they just materialised?  :unsure:

Happened to me a couple of weeks ago when i was going through the boxes where my stash is at the moment. I don't know if i can compare it to your stash but i have around 150 kits at the moment and this is what i have to go through to find something... :rolleyes: ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/cR88T2h.jpg)

EDIT: Looking at that pic now made me realize i could buy or build some kind of cupboard or storage cabinet to make it easy to find what i'm looking for... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on January 12, 2020, 06:30:25 am

Is it possible that my stash is achieving some kind of mass overflow? Eddies in the space-time continuum?

During the search I did find some (actually several) kits I'd forgotten about. Which is a good thing, right?  ;)
But did I buy them or have they just materialised?  :unsure:

See my reply to your L/M Space piece  ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on January 12, 2020, 07:21:26 am

Happened to me a couple of weeks ago when i was going through the boxes where my stash is at the moment. I don't know if i can compare it to your stash but i have around 150 kits at the moment and this is what i have to go through to find something... :rolleyes: ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/cR88T2h.jpg)


And happened to me a lot too, only I've got 25+ boxes to look through. I could never remember what was in which box although I had written a clue on the top of each one like, 'All Airfix' or 'Hasegawa'. So last year I went through all the boxes making lists of what was in each box plus giving each box a number, now I just check the lists, find which box it's in and bingo, I find what I'm looking for really quickly.
Mind you, I haven't finished with the listing yet, still got a couple of boxes to go through, plus there's all the kits that aren't in a box ---  :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on January 12, 2020, 07:41:28 am
My stash is stored on a series of shelves in the spare/model room. It's sorted by type (aircraft, armour etc) then by manufacturer and then by nationality of the kits markings and then by alphabetical order.

Yes I'm sad  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitbasher on January 12, 2020, 08:06:42 am
My stash is stored on a series of shelves in the spare/model room. It's sorted by type (aircraft, armour etc) then by manufacturer and then by nationality of the kits markings and then by alphabetical order.

Yes I'm sad  :rolleyes:

In numbered boxes mostly by manufacturer but all accounted for on an Excel spreadsheet!  Just looked and 45% is Airfix - curse those new red box releases!!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on January 12, 2020, 08:08:51 am
My stash used to be on shelves in my basement before my house move where it was all put in boxes for the move. Thirteen years later, they're still in the boxes ---  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 12, 2020, 09:58:16 am
Mine SHOULD be in The Loft, but now they're all over the house.  :banghead:

The only room without any kits is the kitchen I think.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on January 12, 2020, 10:02:56 am
Mine SHOULD be in The Loft, but now they're all over the house.  :banghead:

The only room without any kits is the kitchen I think.
I have  two boxes on top of my fridge  in yhe kitchen.  There was a  sealed  plastic box in the bathroom too, so that is now the only room without any kits in  ;D
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 12, 2020, 10:06:02 am
My bathroom is STUFFED with kits, but that's mainly because the entrance ladder to The Loft is at the far end of it, and the bathroom tends to act as a 'holding centre' for kits en route to or from The Loft.

Sometimes they just languish there of course.  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on January 12, 2020, 10:18:02 am
Lots of deep thought and planning can be done in the bathroom  ----    ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 12, 2020, 10:52:27 am
My stash used to be on shelves in my basement before my house move where it was all put in boxes for the move. Thirteen years later, they're still in the boxes ---  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

 :o I hope that doesn't happen to me cause that'll mean that i'll have to do this every time i want to find a kit... :banghead:

Lots of deep thought and planning can be done in the bathroom  ----    ;D

I find model kit instructions to be a good read during toilet time... ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitbasher on January 12, 2020, 11:09:25 am
Which is nice.  I got an Aeroclub and Frog Vampire bundle for very little, although quite what I wanted to do with it is anyone's guess, least of which is myself.

Enough FROG Vampires for a twin Goblin whif?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on January 12, 2020, 12:24:48 pm
Won on eBay so far:
1/72 Revell Breguet Br1150 Atlantic
1/72 Contrail vacform Avro Lincoln
1/72 Combat Models vacform Convair Tradewind R3Y-2 (R3Y2)
1/72 Sutcliff  Production vacform conversion Convair B-24 Liberator to the PB4Y-2 Privateer
1/72 Hasegawa Grumman E-2A Hawkeye
1/144 F-16XL
1/100 Yak-36 Forger

If I can get the wings to fit on the Tradewind I'll change the engines to Rolls-Royce Tynes.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 13, 2020, 12:48:37 am
Won a PM Model Su-15 single seater at ev!lbbay for just EUR 2,50,-. Will end up in the donor bank.

Also trying to get my hands on a late 1:72 Panzer III, but this turns out to be more demanding than expected!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on January 13, 2020, 05:31:18 am
My stash is stored on a series of shelves in the spare/model room. It's sorted by type (aircraft, armour etc) then by manufacturer and then by nationality of the kits markings and then by alphabetical order.

Yes I'm sad  :rolleyes:

In numbered boxes mostly by manufacturer but all accounted for on an Excel spreadsheet!   

The spreadsheet that it's on was originally done on Lotus 123 as that was British Steel/Corus used prior to my retirement and it's also what I'm comfortable with. Luckily you can get it to work using Excel (which I really don't like) although you lose some functionality. I did have a plan to actually build a database and then use that in various ways, but that fell by the wayside eons ago, or at least 12 years ago when I retired  :angel:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on January 13, 2020, 09:50:53 am
I managed to bag a bargain with the new Revell 1/72 Avro Shackleton MR.3.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: tigercat on January 13, 2020, 10:11:35 am
Have you  tried  Plastic Soldier Company . They do Panzer III J/M/N  variant although  it's  aimed more at war gamers I think
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 13, 2020, 11:20:44 am
Won a PM Model Su-15 single seater at ev!lbbay for just EUR 2,50,-. Will end up in the donor bank.

 :o Wow... that is a bargain, no doubt... is that price including postage, Dizzy? Don't know if it's because the stuff i buy on ebay is always from outside of Portugal but 2,50€ doesn't even cover the postage of the best bargains i've found on there... :unsure:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 13, 2020, 11:49:06 pm
Won a PM Model Su-15 single seater at ev!lbbay for just EUR 2,50,-. Will end up in the donor bank.

 :o Wow... that is a bargain, no doubt... is that price including postage, Dizzy? Don't know if it's because the stuff i buy on ebay is always from outside of Portugal but 2,50€ doesn't even cover the postage of the best bargains i've found on there... :unsure:

No, just the kit itself, but with EUR 2,70,- postage on top it's still a good deal for the kit.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 13, 2020, 11:52:27 pm
Have you  tried  Plastic Soldier Company . They do Panzer III J/M/N  variant although  it's  aimed more at war gamers I think

Well, I watch out for either an ESCI or Dragon kit of a late Panzer III model, because they come with a "real" running gear and vinyl tracks. I am not a fan of these wargamer tank kits with molded wheels/tracks, would not work with my plans, either. Also had an eye on Revell's new Panzer III Ostwind (a re-boxing of the Mako kit, despite its segmented IP tracks), but it's too expensive for my taste. The kit will be heavily modified, anyway, so I keep watching. No urgency, just an idea that calls for hardware.  :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 14, 2020, 01:32:17 am
Won a PM Model Su-15 single seater at ev!lbbay for just EUR 2,50,-. Will end up in the donor bank.

 :o Wow... that is a bargain, no doubt... is that price including postage, Dizzy? Don't know if it's because the stuff i buy on ebay is always from outside of Portugal but 2,50€ doesn't even cover the postage of the best bargains i've found on there... :unsure:

No, just the kit itself, but with EUR 2,70,- postage on top it's still a good deal for the kit.

Indeed, excellent deal IMHO.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
I think that the cheapest kit i ever bought was the old Airfix 1/72 F6F Hellcat, which cost me 5€ but that wasn't bought on ebay, i found it on OLX. A PoAF staff sergeant was selling it and it happened to be at the same time that me and my band were going to record our first album at a studio near Lisbon. There was no shipping cost added cause i went to meet that sergeant where he was stationed, which was a funny coincidence. He was and still is stationed at BA1 in Sintra, which is home to the PoAF's academy and also where the biggest PoAF museum is, only a mere 10 minutes car trip from the studio. It was my first time in an aeronautical museum so that was a very pleasant surprise cause at the time, i had no idea where the museum was and i guess that the deal really paid off cause i got to see the museum for free. :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TallEng on January 14, 2020, 08:38:17 am
New to my stash today Revell/Monogramm F-82 Twin Mustang, so I can make a start at long last on one of tophies
Fantastic Mustang variants ;D. And a Revell DC-4 for just under 1/2 the MRP. So it would have been rude not too. : :thumbsup: (both in 1/72)

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Martin H on January 14, 2020, 11:43:20 am
My Sci Fi holy grail arrived this morning. That box is bleedin Huge! :o
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/6984/4Mfa3x.jpg)
It was sold as part started but all ive seen so far is some painting of small areas that would be other wise impossible to get at once assembled.

the EKFG gets the blame for this one. He tipped me off after spotting it on ebay at a very reasonable price........Well under the usual going rate.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on January 15, 2020, 12:44:05 am
WRT stash storage I practise distributed storage keeping it in my shed in a number of cupboards, in drawers, on shelves, in tubs or in a box.  This way should Mrs z ever venture in there and open a cupboard/drawer/tub etc she will only see a small part of the whole...
Well that's the theory anyway.

Today I received from Hannants; Xtradecal RAAF & RNZAF national insignia, canopy masks for 1/72 Pe8 & B-36 and SAC white metal undercarriage for 1/72 Catalina (will not be used on a Catalina).

And from BNA Model world, this;
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49387970703_41fff642b7_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iffg3g)20200115_182750 (https://flic.kr/p/2iffg3g) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on January 15, 2020, 05:27:53 am
That Japanese airman set is interesting. I've never seen it before
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 15, 2020, 06:32:27 am
That Japanese airman set is interesting. I've never seen it before

Same here, they look very good indeed, good stuff. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: JayBee on January 15, 2020, 12:03:03 pm
From one of the two big secondhand kit providers in England :

Airfix Centurion tank

I needed this for a current project, there will of course be bits left over.

 :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Rheged on January 15, 2020, 12:15:46 pm
It's a bit like cookery; some of the best meals are made from the  "...bits left over..."   Similarly,  magnificent Whiffery comes from the leftovers of our  planned projects.  I wait with eager anticipation your " leftovers" creation.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: JayBee on January 15, 2020, 02:12:46 pm
Basically, the left overs will be the turret and gun, I have no idea what the flavour or consistency from them could be, but anyone who would like them PM me.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 15, 2020, 11:20:25 pm
Nice and restrained yesterday.

1/72 Italeri F-35B
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on January 16, 2020, 12:53:56 am
That Japanese airman set is interesting. I've never seen it before

Same here, they look very good indeed, good stuff. :thumbsup:

It has separate heads and arms and the detail is a cut above the figures Hasegawa put in kits such as the G8N Renzan.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 16, 2020, 11:58:33 pm
A Dragon 1:72 "Neubaufahrzeug V", with a different operator in mind, and two 1:72 Panzer III "Ostwind" kits from Revell.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Chaos on January 17, 2020, 02:09:29 am
new at my stash.
(https://s19.directupload.net/images/200117/z2f4pnwd.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s19.directupload.net/images/200117/b9ompnvk.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s19.directupload.net/images/200117/byravokr.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s19.directupload.net/images/200117/93lpw4ye.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s19.directupload.net/images/200117/s7vbpfxn.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s19.directupload.net/images/200117/4dm5os24.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 17, 2020, 04:11:28 am
Ebay says I've won the cheap AZ Spitfire 14 lowback I was bidding on.  Which is nice.  Comes sans canopy, but I've plenty of Falcon ones stashed away.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on January 17, 2020, 06:16:32 am
Probably not much to interest most people but just ordered from BNA Models:

1 x D-Toys 1/35 Vietnam War US Tanker Crew Set #2 (1 Figure) (DT35-049)
1 x Duplicata Productions 1/35 Vietnam War American Cigarettes (DU-59B-35)
2 x Duplicata Productions 1/35 Vietnam War US Beer Boxes (DU-46C-35)
1 x DEF Model 1/35 British RR Armoured Car Balloon Sagged Wheel set Vol. 2 for Meng Models (DEF-DW30044)
3 x Master Models 1/350 HMS Exeter 1939 Armament - Barrels for Trumpeter kits (SM-350-108)*
1 x MiniArt Models 1/35 WWII Australian M3 Lee [Interior Kit] (MA35287)


*: 1 for my Exeter kit (all of the set) & 2 to arm my Prinz Eugen kit (well, the 8" guns, anyway, which will leave me 4 x 8", 8 x 4" & 16 x 0.5" pom-pom barrels to find uses for ;))
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on January 17, 2020, 06:33:24 am

1 x Duplicata Productions 1/35 Vietnam War American Cigarettes (DU-59B-35)
2 x Duplicata Productions 1/35 Vietnam War US Beer Boxes (DU-46C-35)
1 x DEF Model 1/35 British RR Armoured Car Balloon Sagged Wheel set Vol. 2 for Meng Models (DEF-DW30044)
3 x Master Models 1/350 HMS Exeter 1939 Armament - Barrels for Trumpeter kits (SM-350-108)*
1 x MiniArt Models 1/35 WWII Australian M3 Lee [Interior Kit] (MA35287)


I assume the cigarettes set are cartons ? As a matter of interest is the branding for those and the beer identifiable ? Or have they avoided a known brand because of copywrite/licensing issue ?

That Master Models Essex set is excellent. I'm determined to get myself a decent ship kit at the next Southern Expo as there's always a trader there who specialises in ship models (Dorking Models)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on January 18, 2020, 06:31:37 am
Cigarettes are Kool, Camel, Lucky Strike & Marlboro. (PS: packets & cartons)

Beers are Budweiser & Carling Black Label. (PS: cartons, a.k.a. "slabs")

So, real brands. :thumbsup:


I love ship models, I just have an issue with the scale. 1/350 is so bloody tiny! Gods-forbid I should ever try 1/700! :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on January 18, 2020, 06:56:30 am
I just have an issue with the scale. 1/350 is so bloody tiny!

Quite right, they should be 1/72 scale   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Weaver on January 18, 2020, 07:54:32 am
From dadlamassu's sale:

2 x Airfix 1/72nd LVT-4 Buffalo & Jeep
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 18, 2020, 11:44:22 am
An Akkura 1:72 Saab 35 Draken - a zombie version of the vintage Revell kit.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nils on January 18, 2020, 02:03:56 pm
a revell 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf.109G-10 was added to the stash today  :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on January 19, 2020, 12:29:32 am
From BNA Model world's Bushfire Relief Sale part 2 (part 1 raised $5000) I got this.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49397740683_34ac5f35a8_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ig7kjc)Panhard VBL (https://flic.kr/p/2ig7kjc) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
I wasn't sure about it until I spotted it had a propeller.  Being a sucker for amphibians I then had to have it.
No idea who the end user will be.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on January 19, 2020, 06:24:54 am
Cigarettes are Kool, Camel, Lucky Strike & Marlboro. (PS: packets & cartons)

Beers are Budweiser & Carling Black Label. (PS: cartons, a.k.a. "slabs")

So, real brands. :thumbsup:


Ah, cheers. Wonder if they paid a licence fee ?  :angel:

I just have an issue with the scale. 1/350 is so bloody tiny!

Quite right, they should be 1/72 scale   ;D ;D ;D

Matchbox, now Revell Flower Class Corvette ?  ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on January 19, 2020, 11:54:09 am
From the Bolton Show

2x Special Hobby AW Meteor NF12

various bits resin and 1/35 assorted armour decals.

excellent day out/
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Weaver on January 19, 2020, 06:39:11 pm
From the Bolton Show:

Italeri 1/72nd Tornado F.3 (from Trevor's sale box)
Revell 1/72nd Tornado GR.1
Academy 1/144th Su-22 Fitter
P.P.Aeroparts F-101 Voodoo crew access ladder

IPMS seam tool #2
Medium and Thick REACT CA adhesives

Tamiya paints:
LP-40 Metallic Black lacquer paint
LP-49 Pearl Clear lacquer paint
Lacquer thinner
TS-40 Metallic Black spray can
TS-65 Pearl Clear spray can
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on January 19, 2020, 10:59:17 pm
I just have an issue with the scale. 1/350 is so bloody tiny!

Quite right, they should be 1/72 scale   ;D ;D ;D

Matchbox, now Revell Flower Class Corvette ?  ;)

I'd settle for 1/144 but I'd hate to think how big a kit of USS Intrepid or KMS Prinz Eugen would be in that scale, the 1/350 kits I have are large enough but it's the details that kill! :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Thorvic on January 19, 2020, 11:43:20 pm
From the Bolton Show I seemed to get quite a mixed bag of stuff:-

2nd Hand all 72nd
Supermodel Cant 1007 land plane single fin - odd choice but I always liked them as something a bit different.
Fujimi Westland Army Lynx
Skybirds 86 Martin Baker MB5 - still a better model than the awful AZ kit
Skybird 86 Supermarine Scimitar - one Lee found going cheap
MPM Kikka

New
Zoura 1/72nd Horten 229 with 1/144 version included - expensive but one I wanted to try (and if bought might encourage them to do more in 72nd)
Revell (Finemoulds) Millenium Falcon = half price so had to go for it

I was sorely tempted by the new Airfix Classics Military Vehicle kits as I grew up with them, they should now be in usual decent grey plastic of current Airfix kits (rather than that translucent crap Heller used) although I think I would miss the Buff and the Olive Green plastics of the original kits plus i'm not sure what they use for tracks these days as they tend not to be the soft rubber of the original kits. Anyway such thought went out the window once I spotted the Falcon and realized it was actually affordable.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 20, 2020, 03:45:54 am
Very restrained as there simply wasn't that much I wanted -well, there was plenty I could buy but having multiples or they were just a shade too pricey I left them behind.

Anyway, I did pick up:
Skybirds 86 Sea Hornet NF21 - a fiver!  I was ill, but not *that * ill to leave that behind
SAM Spitfire F21 conversion set - it was 2 quid and I only really wanted the contraprop.
Aeroclub Firebrand prop

I spent more money on tea and coffee to keep me awake and prevent coughing...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on January 20, 2020, 05:53:55 am

MPM Kikka


Do you still want that one from me ?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Snowtrooper on January 20, 2020, 06:11:55 am
An Akkura 1:72 Saab 35 Draken - a zombie version of the vintage Revell kit.
With the amount of rivets that kit has (fortunately recessed) you will probably want it for conversion fodder instead of trying to make a proper Draken B out of it (it's slightly out of scale too);  the wings could be used to build a forgotten double-delta from another manufacturer (for originality, one that's not EE Lightning or MiG-21)  ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 20, 2020, 10:14:08 am
An ex-FROG Barracuda and etched wing fold conversion kit from David (63cpe) in Holland. Very nicely packed and shipped very quickly too.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on January 20, 2020, 10:20:10 am
Picked up an eBay order from Argos

1 x 1/72 Airfix AV-8A should have been two so I have sent a message to the seller. This is to replace a kit that was to be one of the options out of the box as I am using a couple of my Airfix AV-8A's to make a couple of AV-8C's one of them operated by NASA

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Hobbes on January 20, 2020, 10:39:33 am
I've been after this for years, finally found one:

LS 1:144 SR-71
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: JayBee on January 20, 2020, 11:19:21 am
I've been after this for years, finally found one:

LS 1:144 SR-71
... and a very nice kit it is too. I have built two of them.
One OOB with Microscale transfers as "Ichi Ban",  and the other, using a "12 squared" conversion kit as an A-12 GTD-21 carrier.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 20, 2020, 02:12:26 pm

 using a "12 squared" conversion kit as an A-12 GTD-21 carrier.


Whatever happened to '12 Squared'?

They did some really interesting and different stuff, my fave being the F4-X conversion kit for the IDF PR Phantoms.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 20, 2020, 03:05:00 pm
Delivered last Friday but only got to go pick it up today was a replacement sprue from Special Hobby. The Spanish AH-1G i've recently bought came with one of the skids broken in half in a brand new unopened box bought from Superhobby in Poland, so i emailed Special Hobby's costumer service regarding this issue and they quickly answered asking for my address. 12 days later, the sprue containg the parts in question was delivered!
Excellent service if you ask me... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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

(https://i.imgur.com/a8Ukcwm.jpg)

Also waiting for me at my parents house was the Hasegawa 1/72 X-29 I'd ordered from a Japanese seller on ebay on xmas day. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: nighthunter on January 20, 2020, 07:32:03 pm
So, not only am I getting an early model M4 Sherman full turret, but also some greeblies from Alan (dadlamassu). Thanks again!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 20, 2020, 11:53:18 pm
An Akkura 1:72 Saab 35 Draken - a zombie version of the vintage Revell kit.
With the amount of rivets that kit has (fortunately recessed) you will probably want it for conversion fodder instead of trying to make a proper Draken B out of it (it's slightly out of scale too);  the wings could be used to build a forgotten double-delta from another manufacturer (for originality, one that's not EE Lightning or MiG-21)  ;)

I'll give it an OOB try. Draken kits are hard to find, the only decent one is IMHO the Heller kit, and this one's price is its weight in unobtainium.  :-\ So the Revell revenant from Poland will have to do.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 21, 2020, 05:14:28 am
An unexpected ev!lbay win: a complete Frog 1:72 D.H. Hornet Mk. I for EUR 10,- (incl. postage).
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Knightflyer on January 21, 2020, 11:28:15 am
From dadlamassu's sale, all Airfix

Spitfire 1a
Seahawk
Gazelle
Tomahawk

and from Hobbycraft's 2 for £8 sale (all Tamiya 1/100 kits)

2 x BAC Lightning, 1 x MiG-19, 1 x IL-28
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 21, 2020, 01:25:19 pm
I've finally added to my stash the last "out of production" item of my holy grail kit list... :wub:

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

 :cheers:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 21, 2020, 06:54:33 pm
Love the Co-Manche.  :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on January 22, 2020, 10:34:37 am
Retreived from the postal sorting office on my way home today

1 x 1/72 Airfix Hawker Typhoon, the boxing with the mouth

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: major on January 22, 2020, 06:22:10 pm

Well, so much for trying not to purchase any additional kits this year!  :banghead:

From dadlamassu's sale,

Airfix           SA 330 Puma
Hasegawa   Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star   
Hasegawa   North American  F-86F Sabre x2
Matchbox   F9F-5 Panther "Blue Angels"       
PM           North American F-100C   
If I ever move house, I know who to call to pack stuff up! Alan!  ;D

And, I blame Kitnut on this one, after receiving some F-82 bits I was missing, from aforementioned gentleman,
From eBay,
Two, Monogram F-82G Twin Mustangs. @  £5.00 each, and £5.00 p+p. It would of been rude not too! :wacko:
Now, If anyone has any spare South Vietnamese 'stars n bars' let me know! :thumbsup:

Cheers... Ray
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on January 22, 2020, 06:53:30 pm
1 x D-Toys 1/35 Vietnam War US Tanker Crew Set #2 (1 Figure) (DT35-049)
1 x Duplicata Productions 1/35 Vietnam War American Cigarettes (DU-59B-35)
2 x Duplicata Productions 1/35 Vietnam War US Beer Boxes (DU-46C-35)
1 x DEF Model 1/35 British RR Armoured Car Balloon Sagged Wheel set Vol. 2 for Meng Models (DEF-DW30044)
3 x Master Models 1/350 HMS Exeter 1939 Armament - Barrels for Trumpeter kits (SM-350-108)*
1 x MiniArt Models 1/35 WWII Australian M3 Lee [Interior Kit] (MA35287)

This lot arrived today &, man, the Aussie M3 box is packed with styrene & an instruction novel! :o

Don't know how accurate it is but there looks to be everything from a couple of Thompson sub-machine-guns (with spare drum mag's) to the Wright (Continental) R975 EC2 engine (which looks to be very well detailed). So far, I'm impressed. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on January 23, 2020, 05:53:38 am
1 x D-Toys 1/35 Vietnam War US Tanker Crew Set #2 (1 Figure) (DT35-049)
1 x Duplicata Productions 1/35 Vietnam War American Cigarettes (DU-59B-35)
2 x Duplicata Productions 1/35 Vietnam War US Beer Boxes (DU-46C-35)
1 x DEF Model 1/35 British RR Armoured Car Balloon Sagged Wheel set Vol. 2 for Meng Models (DEF-DW30044)
3 x Master Models 1/350 HMS Exeter 1939 Armament - Barrels for Trumpeter kits (SM-350-108)*
1 x MiniArt Models 1/35 WWII Australian M3 Lee [Interior Kit] (MA35287)

This lot arrived today &, man, the Aussie M3 box is packed with styrene & an instruction novel! :o

Don't know how accurate it is but there looks to be everything from a couple of Thompson sub-machine-guns (with spare drum mag's) to the Wright (Continental) R975 EC2 engine (which looks to be very well detailed). So far, I'm impressed. :thumbsup:

As I said "elsewhere"  as long as it fits o.k. ?

I've had a few cockpit resin interiors (Airies in particular) which had a snowflakes chance in hell of fitting, very nice pieces of work, but getting them to fit ??  :-\
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on January 23, 2020, 09:27:45 am
Ah, so that was you! Sneaky, using a different nom-de-whif!

As I said there: That will be a question for another day, probably not too far down the track, when I decide to build it. ;)


PS: It's the entire thing, tank & interior in one kit; so, hopefully, MiniArt know what they're doing ... maybe ... :unsure:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on January 24, 2020, 05:45:10 am
Ah, so that was you! Sneaky, using a different nom-de-whif!


 :angel: Yup and the Powers that Be are aware of it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on January 24, 2020, 07:30:17 am
Rescued from the local postal sorting office this afternoon a parcle from the Big Yellow H

4 x 1/72 AMK IAI Kfir C2/C7  ;D

I love this kit, I already have four of them so this makes eight  :rolleyes:

Most of them are destined to be real world builds using conversions by Scaleworx Resin Models]Scaleworx Resin Models (http://spring-air.com/scaleworx/) but a couple will be whiffs.

Gondor

P.S. A further speculative trip to the sorting office as I got home to another missed delivery card s I now have the following as well

1 x 1/72 Airfix AV-8A Thhis is the second of two that I had ordered.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on January 24, 2020, 09:14:53 am
Dropped in to a model shop in Rossendale  this morning  to  get some  paint  and saw they had a 1/100 th scale  mig 21 in for £3.50. I already have one of these  that I  was going to make in to a  large  72nd scale missile, but the saw dust  got heated up and made me think  jet engine pods. They  look  remotely  1950's experimental  jet pod enough  for me with a bit of cutting and  puttying.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Knightflyer on January 25, 2020, 04:53:41 am
Valom 1/72 RB-45C Tornado in RAF Markings ....I shouldn't have done, but I did!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on January 25, 2020, 05:10:51 am
Because the old Airfix mould I am currently building is, well, of it's time, I dropped into the LHS and picked up the newer Airfix 1/72 Sea King HAR 3/Mk 43.
I may also build this RW as the RAN's Great White Shark.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 25, 2020, 12:28:56 pm

Valom 1/72 RB-45C Tornado in RAF Markings ....I shouldn't have done, but I did!


I'd be interested to know how that builds as I have the Mach 2 kit in the same scheme, with the very tall fin flash, and I've always baulked at building it just because it IS a Mach 2.  :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Captain Canada on January 25, 2020, 01:04:37 pm
Met up with Chris aka : Dogsbody in the Mac and he gifted me a 48th scale Revell Tornado IDS and a Hobbycrap Banshee to help pass the time at camp ! Thanks Bro !

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49427444921_5df875863c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iiJzme)A103900B-2B56-4E93-BFCF-04CA764A73AA (https://flic.kr/p/2iiJzme) by Todd Pomerleau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/185890872@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on January 25, 2020, 01:06:20 pm

Valom 1/72 RB-45C Tornado in RAF Markings ....I shouldn't have done, but I did!


I'd be interested to know how that builds as I have the Mach 2 kit in the same scheme, with the very tall fin flash, and I've always baulked at building it just because it IS a Mach 2.  :banghead:
I have  pondered getting  one  of these  but I  have  not  heard good things about the  build quality of the kits. One  would  be a nice addition to my current whiff RAF  project, but  I  have been put off, shame  really.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 25, 2020, 05:25:17 pm
The Valom version CAN'T be worse than the Mach 2 one, surely?

Can it?  :-\
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 25, 2020, 05:57:22 pm
It looks good in the box, I know that much!  But, that doesn't tell us anything about fitment.....
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on January 26, 2020, 03:27:48 am

Valom 1/72 RB-45C Tornado in RAF Markings ....I shouldn't have done, but I did!


I'd be interested to know how that builds as I have the Mach 2 kit in the same scheme, with the very tall fin flash, and I've always baulked at building it just because it IS a Mach 2.  :banghead:
I have  pondered getting  one  of these  but I  have  not  heard good things about the  build quality of the kits. One  would  be a nice addition to my current whiff RAF  project, but  I  have been put off, shame  really.

Early Valom kits are a pain to put it mildly, the P-75 for instance. However they have got better as time has gone on. The current ones are not that bad, the Fokker T.V. for instance, and although nowhere near "shake and bake" they build o.k. with a little patience. I tend to build a Tamiya/modern Airfix kit alongside them so that I can just tackle a small bit at a time.

I'm not sure how far along their "learning path" the RB-45 is, but Scalemates will tell you that.

Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Chris Payne on January 26, 2020, 05:44:06 am
Nipped over to Halifax Modellers World today and picked up the new Black Mike boxing of the Airfix 1/72 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Knightflyer on January 26, 2020, 06:45:09 am

Valom 1/72 RB-45C Tornado in RAF Markings ....I shouldn't have done, but I did!


I'd be interested to know how that builds as I have the Mach 2 kit in the same scheme, with the very tall fin flash, and I've always baulked at building it just because it IS a Mach 2.  :banghead:
I have  pondered getting  one  of these  but I  have  not  heard good things about the  build quality of the kits. One  would  be a nice addition to my current whiff RAF  project, but  I  have been put off, shame  really.

Early Valom kits are a pain to put it mildly, the P-75 for instance. However they have got better as time has gone on. The current ones are not that bad, the Fokker T.V. for instance, and although nowhere near "shake and bake" they build o.k. with a little patience. I tend to build a Tamiya/modern Airfix kit alongside them so that I can just tackle a small bit at a time.

I'm not sure how far along their "learning path" the RB-45 is, but Scalemates will tell you that.

Chris

Well buying it is one thing, getting around to building it is another!  :banghead: Maybe I'll have to move this on up the queue a bit and report back to you. The plastic inside looks nice and clean and crisp. It'll be a real-world build though, so I won't be able to tell you about it on here! :wacko: :angel:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Rheged on January 26, 2020, 09:05:23 am
Of course you can tell us about a real world build here!  You can even build it in RAF markings, this article may be of interest:- https://spyflight.co.uk/operations/#Jiu_Jitsu  (https://spyflight.co.uk/operations/#Jiu_Jitsu)  It might even confuse the ranks of the revolting pedantry.   The whole of that site is worth exploring.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TheChronicOne on January 26, 2020, 03:37:54 pm
Fascinating stuff went down with the Tornadoes. I remember reading about all that jive and it was one big exercise in subterfuge. Quite glorious.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Chaos on January 29, 2020, 07:53:55 am
new at my stash.
(https://s19.directupload.net/images/200129/tvbwy5le.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s19.directupload.net/images/200129/u6nd6bs4.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s19.directupload.net/images/200129/3nap5qtv.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s19.directupload.net/images/200129/7eillu7j.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s19.directupload.net/images/200129/cmtuarfk.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Rheged on January 29, 2020, 08:36:35 am
A fine selection! I note a couple of flying saucers in the box art  in addition to a Ratte and a couple of mice (mausen?)  I'm sure the 1/700 naval material is fascinating, but my Japanese is non-existent so I can't quite tell what they are.  I look forward to seeing what you do with/to them.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on January 29, 2020, 11:46:29 am
A fine selection! I note a couple of flying saucers in the box art ...

Which makes one wonder why they'd need the absurd Landkreuzer.
 :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on January 29, 2020, 04:03:06 pm
A fine selection! I note a couple of flying saucers in the box art ...

Which makes one wonder why they'd need the absurd Landkreuzer.
 :wacko:

Sometimes fortresses need to be intimidated into surrendering. ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on January 30, 2020, 02:39:55 am
A fine selection! I note a couple of flying saucers in the box art ...

Which makes one wonder why they'd need the absurd Landkreuzer.
 :wacko:

Sometimes fortresses need to be intimidated into surrendering. ;)

Maybe someone felt inadequate and needed to compensate...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on January 30, 2020, 05:06:14 am
I think that explains a great deal about German "super" weapons and have said so on numerous occasions.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nick on January 30, 2020, 06:23:15 am
Last night at the club meeting we had our Lucky Dip competition. I kind of regret not keeping my first pick which happened to be the one I put in but that wouldn't be fair!
I came home with the Matchbox Comet tank complete with diorama base. It has to be brush painted, no sprays allowed!  :-\

The back of the box does say No Painting Necessary but I doubt I'd get away with it!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hotelsatan/33683915413/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hotelsatan/34333531052/

It'll be hard getting to this level - https://uamf.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=17971
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on January 30, 2020, 06:28:46 am
I built most of that Matchbox armour when it first came out, it was certainly a refreshing change to the stuff we'd had previously in that scale  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on January 30, 2020, 06:36:35 am
I think you're being a bit harsh on the kit, Nick.

Give it a little TLC, & I reckon you'll have a great little tank dio very quickly.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 30, 2020, 06:40:48 am
The secret is not in the brushes, but rather in the WASHES on the kit! I mostly build/paint all my kits with enamels and by brush, and esp. on tanks the finish is rather achieved through dry-brushing (as the name suggests...), a dark-brown washing all over and maybe some dry pigments added to the lower areas. An airbrush is IMHO hardly needed, esp. at the small scales.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nick on January 30, 2020, 09:09:45 am
To be fair I'll have more chance of getting away with brush painting a tank than an aircraft. Plus the addition of mud splashes and such will help.
I'm more worried about painting the base itself!  :lol:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 30, 2020, 11:25:16 am
Nah, just some dry-brushing onto a base coat, too.  ;) At 1:76, you do not have to worry about recognizable dust. Never over-think dioramas and landscapes, the simpler things are made, the more convincing they are most of the time. Just avoid typical model railroad stuff like dyed moss - rather take a walk and collect some stuff from real nature, e.g. lichens, some bark or thin branches (to replace the plastic tree stump on the base).
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on January 30, 2020, 03:29:13 pm
Won on eBay:
1/72 Sword English Electric T.4 Lightning
1/72 Vickers Wellington transport conversion set
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on January 31, 2020, 02:05:46 am
Shipped, according to BNA Models in Melbourne:

2 x Rye Field Model 1/35 MRAP Radio Set (resin) for RM-5032 M1024A1 M-ATV (RM-1002)
1 x Hasegawa Models 1/72 North American B-25J Mitchell (HA 00546)
1 x QuickBoost 1/72 B-25 Mitchell Gun Packs for Hasegawa kits (QB72573)
1 x Eduard Models 1/72 B-25C/D Paint Masks for Airfix kits (ED CX507)
1 x Eduard Models 1/72 B-25C/D Bomb Bay Photo-etched set for Airfix kits (ED 72667)
1 x Master Models 1/72 WWII US Pitot Tube "Shark-fin" Type Probe for P-36/39/40/47/A-36/B-239/T-6/B-25 (AM-72-146)

There may be a bit of a theme developing here. ;)


PS: I also have these on my Back In Stock Notification list with BNA;

1/72 North American B-25C/D Mitchell
1/72 B-25C/D Landing Gear & Ballast for Airfix kits
1/72 B-25C/D Detail-up set for Airfix kits
1/72 North American B-25 Mitchell Wheels Set (brassin) for Airfix kits
1/72 B-25C/D Photo-etched set for Airfix kits
1/72 North American B-25C/D Mitchell Super Detail Set for Airfix kits
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on January 31, 2020, 03:02:01 am
Speaking of BNA Modedlworld, I received today from them an Eduard canopy mask set for the new Airfix Sea King and a pair of 1/72 Pavla resin engines for a Tigercat (for whiffing purposes).
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 31, 2020, 03:30:22 am
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49464855598_0e1a02d791_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2in3jeU) (https://flic.kr/p/2in3jeU) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

A mecha accessories haul from Japan arrived with about a dozen Kotobukiya sets with extra parts like hand weapons, hands, jet packs.  :lol:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on January 31, 2020, 05:59:26 am

There may be a bit of a theme developing here. ;)


I'm actually feeling a little sorry for the poor old (or should that be new) Airfix B-25 all of these are going to go in  :angel: ;)



Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 01, 2020, 03:54:02 pm
Ebay say I've won that batch of Sword Spitfires/Seafires I was bidding on.  30 notes plus shipping for five kits?  Nice!

(https://66.media.tumblr.com/b36f7c0d09048bb900e60171ea931e67/tumblr_pvzgpwZpLc1rpduwho1_500.gifv)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on February 01, 2020, 04:03:21 pm

There may be a bit of a theme developing here. ;)


I'm actually feeling a little sorry for the poor old (or should that be new) Airfix B-25 all of these are going to go in  :angel: ;)





I checked prices on BNA and they are still asking more for the Hasegawa Mitch than for the Airfix one.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on February 01, 2020, 10:54:14 pm

There may be a bit of a theme developing here. ;)


I'm actually feeling a little sorry for the poor old (or should that be new) Airfix B-25 all of these are going to go in  :angel: ;)





I checked prices on BNA and they are still asking more for the Hasegawa Mitch than for the Airfix one.

Yep, & when Airfix bring out their B-25J, I'll be buying that! (Despite it being in the Devil's Scale :P)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on February 01, 2020, 11:41:23 pm
Won on eBay;
Airfix magazine November 1969 the one that includes the Short Sandringham conversion
Italeri Short Sunderland mk III
Matchbox Boeing Chinook
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on February 03, 2020, 10:35:49 am
Received today from the big yellow H

2 x 1/72 CMK/Czech Master Kits BAe Harrier GR.1 Cockpit    For my AV-8C builds

2 x 1/72 Plava Models Stencel S-III-S ejector seats             For my AV-8C builds

2 x 1/72 Master BAe Harrier nose probe                               For my AV-8C builds

1 x 1/72 Great Wall Hobby McDonnell F-15I Eagle

And from eBay

1 x 1/72 Modeldecal Set 14

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on February 03, 2020, 04:52:58 pm
From dadlamasu's "Selling on behalf of Widow (part 2)" sale;

1 x Airfix 1/32 Aston Martin DB5
1 x Airfix 1/35 Canadian Chevrolet 15-cwt Truck
1 x Airfix 1/35 Bedford QL 6pdr AT Gun Portee

The latter two having very yellowed instructions.

Thanks, Alan! :smiley:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kerick on February 03, 2020, 07:27:24 pm
Picked this one up at Hobby Lobby the other day. I didn't know Porsche ever made tractors!

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49477801393_ea2cb64057_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iobEzg)

Sprue shot.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49478279821_e0c9cf1e5a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ioe7N2)

Explanation from the instruction sheet.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49478497117_2472f06565_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iofeov)

Now I have to figure out if there is a group build to enter it in. Anyone know the FS number of Porsche tractor red? ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on February 03, 2020, 11:31:23 pm
Picked this one up at Hobby Lobby the other day. I didn't know Porsche ever made tractors!

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49477801393_ea2cb64057_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iobEzg)

Sprue shot.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49478279821_e0c9cf1e5a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ioe7N2)

Explanation from the instruction sheet.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49478497117_2472f06565_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iofeov)

Now I have to figure out if there is a group build to enter it in. Anyone know the FS number of Porsche tractor red? ;D
That's how they started.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nick on February 04, 2020, 01:30:55 am
Picked this one up at Hobby Lobby the other day. I didn't know Porsche ever made tractors!

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49477801393_ea2cb64057_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iobEzg)


My friend drives a Ferrari tractor at work. Lamborghini also make tractors and that is how they started out.

Maybe that's why the UK car industry is so bad - we didn't start out by building tractors?  :lol:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on February 04, 2020, 01:43:25 am
From dadlamasu's "Selling on behalf of Widow (part 2)" sale;

1 x Airfix 1/32 Aston Martin DB5
1 x Airfix 1/35 Canadian Chevrolet 15-cwt Truck
1 x Airfix 1/35 Bedford QL 6pdr AT Gun Portee

The latter two having very yellowed instructions.

Thanks, Alan! :smiley:

Great minds think alike.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 04, 2020, 07:45:43 am
An Italeri 1:72 BAe Hawk Mk. 100 for a conversion project.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Rheged on February 04, 2020, 08:06:49 am

My friend drives a Ferrari tractor at work. Lamborghini also make tractors and that is how they started out.

Maybe that's why the UK car industry is so bad - we didn't start out by building tractors?  :lol:

Leyland did build tractors, as did  Ferguson and David Brown.  JCB still do!  My great uncle had an old Field Marshall tractor on his market garden that was started with a blank shotgun cartridge.......and if it wasn't properly fitted it would shoot across the yard and scare the living daylights out of the poultry.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on February 04, 2020, 09:18:26 am
My great uncle had an old Field Marshall tractor on his market garden that was started with a blank shotgun cartridge.......

I think that was called a Coffman Starter.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 04, 2020, 09:20:28 am
Ford built tractors at their Basildon plant too. They were one of my customers until they sold the business to someone else in the late 90s.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nick on February 04, 2020, 10:39:02 am
Ford built tractors at their Basildon plant too. They were one of my customers until they sold the business to someone else in the late 90s.

It was taken on by New Holland. On my trips to 'Bas Vegas' we'd laugh at the road signs for the Tractor Plant.

Basildon has such pretensions for a New Town - they even have a Hollywood style sign as you drive in!
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5841144,0.4397206,3a,75y,118.6h,89.17t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1skBxFDKVPYatvbC0aQ_vp_A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 04, 2020, 11:51:46 am
Oh yes, New Holland. Thanks.  :thumbsup:

They inherited all the test rigs we'd installed but Ford took all the testing staff back to the Dunton R&D site, so we made a small fortune running training courses for all the new recruits at the Tractor Plant.  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 04, 2020, 11:55:16 am
While in my LHS, Antics in Gloucester, I was perusing the kit shelves as you do, even though not intending to buy anything, when the shop guy showed up with a box full of new kits to file away. One of them was an Italeri 1/72 F-35B in RAF/FAA markings amongst others, and it never made it onto the shelf.

Somehow it seems to have been diverted into my shopping bag in exchange for a considerable amount of Sterling...……………….. ;)

I'm already thinking about making the wings longer, adding a few cameras and painting it ANYTHING but grey!  :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitbasher on February 04, 2020, 01:02:08 pm
I'm already thinking about making the wings longer, adding a few cameras and painting it ANYTHING but grey!  :banghead:

So an F-35C in overall PRU Blue.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: ChernayaAkula on February 04, 2020, 04:05:07 pm
<....> I'm already thinking about making the wings longer, adding a few cameras and painting it ANYTHING but grey!  :banghead:

Green and white, perhaps?

(https://forums.x-plane.org/screenshots/monthly_2018_12/1028620392_WinterOld1.jpg.0af641261c948853e7c647a942424bf3.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 05, 2020, 01:45:06 am
An RAF version in NATO Green/Lichen Green would certainly work well, too?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 05, 2020, 01:52:32 am

An RAF version in NATO Green/Lichen Green would certainly work well, too?


I was thinking on similar lines, yes...………..  ;D

Like a Harrier GR5.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on February 05, 2020, 02:45:10 am

My friend drives a Ferrari tractor at work. Lamborghini also make tractors and that is how they started out.

Maybe that's why the UK car industry is so bad - we didn't start out by building tractors?  :lol:

Leyland did build tractors, as did  Ferguson and David Brown.  JCB still do!  My great uncle had an old Field Marshall tractor on his market garden that was started with a blank shotgun cartridge.......and if it wasn't properly fitted it would shoot across the yard and scare the living daylights out of the poultry.
Ford built tractors at their Basildon plant too. They were one of my customers until they sold the business to someone else in the late 90s.

The Standard Motor Company (later Standard Triumph, then merged into British Leyland) built Grey Fergies between 1946 & 1956.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferguson_TE20
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: JayBee on February 05, 2020, 06:34:42 am
Just recieved from the big H :

MiniWings 1/144 scale

Percival Provost T1/T53 Two in the box, Irish Air Corps, R.A.F., Sudanese Air Force, Iraqui Air Force.
Percival Provost T52, one in a bag, S.O.A.F. (Sultan of Omans Air Force).
Two are destined to be RW OOB (Box or Bag as the case may be)  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on February 05, 2020, 10:29:11 am
eBay purchases received today

1 x 1/72 Pavla Sea Harrier F/A.2 Control surfaces

1 x 1/72 Pavla Harrier GR.1/3 exhaust nozzels

both to be used with my AV-8C builds although the F/A.2 set will be used as a guide for converting the flaps on one of the C's

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Captain Canada on February 05, 2020, 02:17:16 pm
I was helping a friend clean out his old house today. It's been left to rot for almost three years. By the time I got there they had a few clear ( thankfully )  bags already filled that I was taking to the dump. In one bag I see a new tool 1/48 scale Avro Arroe box ! I ask if there's a kit in there he says he doesn't think so that bag is all full of broken glass etc. Needless to say, I checked the box, and have inherited a complete and kit in unopened bags ! Cool  :thumbsup: It pays to help your friends  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on February 05, 2020, 03:47:36 pm
I was helping a friend clean out his old house today. It's been left to rot for almost three years. By the time I got there they had a few clear ( thankfully )  bags already filled that I was taking to the dump. In one bag I see a new tool 1/48 scale Avro Arroe box ! I ask if there's a kit in there he says he doesn't think so that bag is all full of broken glass etc. Needless to say, I checked the box, and have inherited a complete and kit in unopened bags ! Cool  :thumbsup: It pays to help your friends  :thumbsup:
I think we need a  separate thread  entitled  how to  make  fellow forum members jealous  ;D  ;D
Nice find  Todd
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 05, 2020, 05:05:49 pm
Ebay says I've won the Skybirds Sea Hornet F20 I was bidding on.  It's the hardest one to find of the four/five Hornet kits Skybirds did.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Rick Lowe on February 05, 2020, 06:27:08 pm
Speaking of Skybirds Hornets, I've just visited a friend who sells kits out of his garage and come away with the white metal bits from one of those - got for the props and spinners, though the landing gear could prove useful, too.

Also another Revell 1/72 Me-262 for whiffing.
Not sure into what, though Dizzy's Jet Dinah is a possibility - and the fuselage for something else I've seen somewhere, with a different set of wings and a single jet pod underneath.

Maybe.


Received from Firestorm, all in 1/35: Heads in Vietnam Bush Hats and a bag of arms with rolled-up sleeves.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 05, 2020, 08:09:28 pm
The Skybirds white metal is some of the best casting I've ever seen, although it's a bit soft.  Apparently the mast for the u/c legs had something like 100 parts.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 05, 2020, 08:59:17 pm
Second and third things I've bought this year.

One is a model kit from a buddy of mine here in Lawton that somehow came into about 1,000 models. I didn't ask because I can't tolerate sad news right about now and not sure if I'd like to hear of the details. I posted a couple pics and remarked on this not too long ago in my blog here.

Most of it was 1/48 & there are some rare and sought after kits in there but I don't "do" 1/48 because of space constraints but I saw one thing in all those kits that stood out so he said I could have it for $20. I said I'd give him $30 if he would drive it to my house. (5 miles but my truck is a gas hog and I have anxiety)   ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/Rniuq0z.jpg)



Next up, I heard some positive news about this nipper and found that it could be had for not too much money...  $12 after shipping later, I have a "Mr.  Easy Nipper."  And who can say no to that? Anthropomorphize two pieces of metal and a pin and it becomes "cute" and I can't resist! If it was "Easy Nipper" i'd say... "nah."  But MISTER Easy Nipper? Sign me up!  :lol:

(https://i.imgur.com/Xd952Kl.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Flyer on February 05, 2020, 10:24:09 pm
Cool Super Guppy. 1/48 though, must be a biggin!  :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 06, 2020, 02:29:52 am
Nope, it's 1/144. The old Otaki kit, it's VERY good, but still fat.  ;D

I used to be able to see the real ones fly into Filton by standing on my front door step. It was like watching a Zeppelin!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on February 06, 2020, 06:24:36 am
Revell seem to have got hold of a number of the Otaki kits, the Revell 1/144 Lockheed C-5 Galaxy I have has Otaki embossed on the sprues.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Captain Canada on February 06, 2020, 06:26:52 am
I was helping a friend clean out his old house today. It's been left to rot for almost three years. By the time I got there they had a few clear ( thankfully )  bags already filled that I was taking to the dump. In one bag I see a new tool 1/48 scale Avro Arroe box ! I ask if there's a kit in there he says he doesn't think so that bag is all full of broken glass etc. Needless to say, I checked the box, and have inherited a complete and kit in unopened bags ! Cool  :thumbsup: It pays to help your friends  :thumbsup:
I think we need a  separate thread  entitled  how to  make  fellow forum members jealous  ;D  ;D
Nice find  Todd

lol ya, it was a pretty nice treat ! I'm glad I showed up when I did. I'm not sure if I mentioned it here, but about a year ago, we were over there shoring the place up after some crack heads were squatting in it, and out back I found the remnants of a revel-monogram 48th sale Spitfire ! I rummaged through the leaves and rubbish and found every sprue/ piece !
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on February 06, 2020, 08:19:20 am
Captain Canada, the dumpster-diving whiffer! ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on February 06, 2020, 01:02:37 pm
Picked up another eBay purchase on the way home today

1 x 1/72 Zvezda Su-25 Frogfoot

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on February 07, 2020, 12:19:39 am
From Dadlamassu's awesome fundraising effort I received the following blasts from the past;

Airfix 1/35 Bedford QL Gun Portee
Airfix 1/72 FW 189A-2
Airfix 1/72 SA 341 Gazelle
Revell 1/72 De Havilland DH.2
Airfix 1/72 Bristol Bulldog II

All bar the Bulldog are kits I built as a youth.  The Bedford I built aged about 12 and I completely glue bombed it.  Looking at the instructions I can see why - it has a very intricate parts breakdown.  Like a current Takom kit.  Everything which could be a seperate part, is.
Gazelle is earmarked to be converted to Blue Thunder and the DH.2 may end up jet powered... ;D

Thanks Alan.  You are a master of kit packing.  I wouldn't want to play you at Tetris... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 07, 2020, 01:20:06 am
I suspect my Loft is ABOUT to increase its stock levels, as I'm staying in Lowestoft for a few days and I'm about a mile away from Big H's warehouse.  ;D ;D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on February 07, 2020, 02:08:43 am
You must show restraint Kit.  Gird your loins and resist the urges.  We're all behind you.  We know you can do it...

 ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Rick Lowe on February 07, 2020, 04:11:33 am

Gazelle is earmarked to be converted to Blue Thunder


Looking forward to seeing how you go about this - I've had intentions to do the same for years, but couldn't work out how to do the glazing, so I'll be interested to see your solution.
About all I can think is folded acetate, but getting the bends sharp enough would be the trick...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 07, 2020, 04:49:14 am
Why not try and get either the old Monogram kit or it's chinese knock off?  There's also the 48th Aoshima kit which is stunning.

Broplan apparently do a Sikorsky S-76 in 72nd, which means HX-1 might be possible but apparently the kit is appallingly bad.

(http://jamesbond007.worldbreak.com/images/hx-1(04).jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on February 07, 2020, 06:30:52 am
Airfix 1/35 Bedford QL Gun Portee

Ah, now I see what you meant by "great minds think alike". :rolleyes: :thumbsup:

You almost didn't have the chance to buy that. Alan offered it to me, & I almost took it, but a sense of foreboding overwhelmed my urge to buy both; so I went with the surge of relief & self-preservation that came when I decided only buy the one.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on February 07, 2020, 01:13:15 pm
Picked up another eBay purchase from the sorting office today

1 x 1/72 Messerschmitt Me 262B-1a/U1

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Rick Lowe on February 07, 2020, 01:13:28 pm
Why not try and get either the old Monogram kit or it's chinese knock off?  There's also the 48th Aoshima kit which is stunning.

I do have the Monogram, but it's a bit big, and not in The One True Scale.

*also see above for the reason behind the lack of interest in the Aoshima kit.  ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 07, 2020, 02:38:45 pm
I managed to get out of the Big H with only FOUR new kits and a Tamiya scribing tool.  :thumbsup:

The kits were an Airfix Defiant to replace one I'd lost somewhere, and three AModel kits. One is a double kit of two different SLAM missiles, that's four missiles altogether. The other a Yak-130 trainer and the third the very strange Cobalt Valkyrie.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on February 07, 2020, 03:57:57 pm
I managed to get out of the Big H with only FOUR new kits and a Tamiya scribing tool.  :thumbsup:

The kits were an Airfix Defiant to replace one I'd lost somewhere, and three AModel kits. One is a double kit of two different SLAM missiles, that's four missiles altogether. The other a Yak-130 trainer and the third the very strange Cobalt Valkyrie.
I have  built their yak 130, it took some  patience but it built into a nice  model.  I will probably be selling my cobalt  valkyrie too
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on February 07, 2020, 07:52:58 pm

Gazelle is earmarked to be converted to Blue Thunder


Looking forward to seeing how you go about this - I've had intentions to do the same for years, but couldn't work out how to do the glazing, so I'll be interested to see your solution.
About all I can think is folded acetate, but getting the bends sharp enough would be the trick...

No idea.  I have got no further than downloading photos, a three view and a paper model plan.  I had a vague thought of using the paper model parts, scaled to the one true scale, as templates for the glazing.
But then I have just found this.
(https://images3.sw-cdn.net/product/picture/710x528_22737201_12654814_1521563638.jpg)
https://www.shapeways.com/product/GL395E52V/1-72-blue-thunder-conversion-kit

Airfix 1/35 Bedford QL Gun Portee

Ah, now I see what you meant by "great minds think alike". :rolleyes: :thumbsup:

You almost didn't have the chance to buy that. Alan offered it to me, & I almost took it, but a sense of foreboding overwhelmed my urge to buy both; so I went with the surge of relief & self-preservation that came when I decided only buy the one.

For that I thank you. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 08, 2020, 02:43:26 am

But then I have just found this.
(https://images3.sw-cdn.net/product/picture/710x528_22737201_12654814_1521563638.jpg)
https://www.shapeways.com/product/GL395E52V/1-72-blue-thunder-conversion-kit


That looked very interesting, until I saw how much it cost!  :o

Considering how tiny the root Gazelle kit is, that's a LOT of money, but then those Shapeway people do seem to be in the 'cash trawling' business a lot of the time.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on February 08, 2020, 04:25:46 am
Postie delivered two eBay purchases this morning

1 x 1/72 Modeldecal Set 49, Lots of nice Sea King options as well as a few other things

1 x 1/44 Zvezda Beriev A-50

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 08, 2020, 03:39:41 pm

But then I have just found this.
(https://images3.sw-cdn.net/product/picture/710x528_22737201_12654814_1521563638.jpg)
https://www.shapeways.com/product/GL395E52V/1-72-blue-thunder-conversion-kit


That looked very interesting, until I saw how much it cost!  :o

Considering how tiny the root Gazelle kit is, that's a LOT of money, but then those Shapeway people do seem to be in the 'cash trawling' business a lot of the time.

Indeed!  My first thought when I saw the cost - and that's before postage - was "F*** right off!" But on further reflection, I've some advice for the sellers regarding sex, travel and their mothers.

And ebay has told me I won the new boxing of the AZ Spitfire F22.  And I've just ordered a pair from Uncle Frank...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Hobbes on February 08, 2020, 11:20:41 pm
For a part that large (12x4x4 cm), €40 is pretty reasonable. The seller's markup would have to be minimal to keep it that low. It's just a reflection of the cost of the printing process.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitbasher on February 09, 2020, 01:03:57 am
And ebay has told me I won the new boxing of the AZ Spitfire F22.  And I've just ordered a pair from Uncle Frank...

Is the AZ 22 a new mould or a repop of something else, e.g. the Special Hobby or Xtrakit 22?  Actually are these the same kit?

**EDIT** Mr Google reminded me that (d'oh!) AZ have had a Mk 22 available on and off for some years, so let me rephrase the question.  Are the AZ and Admiral Mk 22s the same kit, and what's the relationship(s) (if any) with the Special Hobby and Xtrakit Mk 22s? 

Some further Googling suggests a possible link between the Special Hobby and Xtrakit releases, and that the AZ and Admiral kits are the same mould.  Can anyone cast any more light?  Just curious as I've Airfix Spit 22s in the stash so not looking to buy any more.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 09, 2020, 04:45:58 am
It's a reboxing with new decals of the Admiral kit and has absolutely no relationship with Special Hobby at all.  IIRC I asked one of the MPM/Special hobby guys about it at Telford in 2010 and from his reaction it looked like I'd stabbed his mother.

As the second modern injection 22, it's pretty decent.  Better fit than the Ventura, certainly easier to clean up and definitely better detail.  It's got the chunkiness that the Airfix kit lacks.*

As for the Xtrakit 22.  It was tooled by Special Hobby and then they did their own family based on the same information.  "I'm playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order.  I'll give you that, I'll give you that, sunshine."

They didn't fix the errors though - bad fit, too short, too wide, dodgy wing planform - but you got a shedload of spares.



*72nd injection Spitfire F22 in order of worthiness
Airfix - best fit, price and availability.  Superb decal sheet.
AZ/Admiral - overall shape and detail
Ventura - overall shape but let down by detail and limited run nature.  See also reboxings by Delta Aviation (aka Blackbird) and Jays models
Special Hobby - lots of spares and good moulding but poor fit and shape issues.
Pegasus - depends which one as he did three separate toolings.  The first is a poor copy of the Hawk/Testors kit (see below), the second was better and came with decals.  The boxed 1992 issue was the best overall, with white metal parts and decals.  The prop was the best representation of a Spitfire Griffon prop for a good twenty years and still holds it's own.  However, the fuselage is a tad wide.
Hawk/Testors - one of the kits that time forgot.  Shape issues, lack of detail, no u/c and solid wheel wells.  Basically, best left for collectors or a nostalgia build.  Possible old school nostalgia kit bash fodder with a FROG F14 wing to get a lowback 14.

For completeness, I'll comment on the resin F22s that I know of.
Airkit - still holds it's own as a superb representation of the type.  Shape appears bang on but the wheels are a bit iffy and the resin u/c legs can be fragile.
CMR - at least two toolings.  Good shape and fit, the current release has lots of nice underwing lethality and a good decal sheet with a good few options.
Legato - Decent but it's a bitsa, in that it's been mastered from several Spitfire kits - the fuselage is a Fujimi one complete with PR19 intake!  Also available as a Seafire 46.  Worth picking up if you find one but they are rare - I've the two F22s and solitary Seafire F46 that I've found.



Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitbasher on February 09, 2020, 05:32:45 am
Cheers Lee.  I've 3 Airfix 22s, one Legato 22/24 and one Xtrakit 22 in the stash: Airfix as a 22, a 24 and probably a Seafire 46; Legato not sure but that might turn out to be a 46 as it's got the tail hook (and yes remove the PR19 'bonus features'); Xtrakit intended for as yet undecided whiffery (maybe add a Spiteful/Attacker wing and call it an F25 (I'm sure it's already been done)).  Also have 2 x Eduard (ex-Aeroteam) 21s will become a 21 and a Seafire 45.  One of them will provide the pro for the planned 46.  The 21s are good but not in the same class as the much more recent Eduard Merlin Spits, which are excellent.

As for the Pegasus 22 I built one of the second renditions some years ago and only recently started to scrap it pending building an Airfix 22.  That particular moulding wasn't bad - decals but no white metal, a vast improvement on the first version (my copy was in white and clear plastic, no decals or white metal, rather crude - don't recall what happened to it), but lacked a gull-wing centre-section plus the rear fuselage decking was way too low.

OK, thread hi-jack over!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on February 09, 2020, 06:01:04 am
For a part that large (12x4x4 cm), €40 is pretty reasonable. The seller's markup would have to be minimal to keep it that low. It's just a reflection of the cost of the printing process.

I can't comment on the price of that particular part, but can concur with Harro about the cost of the process. However it does seem to be coming down as time marches on.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 09, 2020, 08:04:18 am

It's a reboxing with new decals of the Admiral kit and has absolutely no relationship with Special Hobby at all.  IIRC I asked one of the MPM/Special hobby guys about it at Telford in 2010 and from his reaction it looked like I'd stabbed his mother.

As the second modern injection 22, it's pretty decent.  Better fit than the Ventura, certainly easier to clean up and definitely better detail.  It's got the chunkiness that the Airfix kit lacks.*


Oh rats, I missed out on one or more of them!

Big H had HUNDREDS of them on the shelves when I was there on Friday and I just dismissed it as a rebox.  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 09, 2020, 05:35:46 pm
The Gazelle conversion cost jumps up when you switch from the US to UK, but Shapeways
have a manufacturing facility in the Netherlands.
 :o

I wonder what percentage of the total the model designers receive.  :unsure:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 09, 2020, 07:01:31 pm
When the conversion and postage costs EIGHT times the price of the donor kit, it really makes the price of the Aoshima 48th kit seem like a bargain.  Plus that's in the same scale as their Airwolf...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 09, 2020, 07:13:15 pm
Cheers Lee.  I've 3 Airfix 22s, one Legato 22/24 and one Xtrakit 22 in the stash: Airfix as a 22, a 24 and probably a Seafire 46; Legato not sure but that might turn out to be a 46 as it's got the tail hook (and yes remove the PR19 'bonus features'); Xtrakit intended for as yet undecided whiffery (maybe add a Spiteful/Attacker wing and call it an F25 (I'm sure it's already been done)).  Also have 2 x Eduard (ex-Aeroteam) 21s will become a 21 and a Seafire 45.  One of them will provide the pro for the planned 46.  The 21s are good but not in the same class as the much more recent Eduard Merlin Spits, which are excellent.

As for the Pegasus 22 I built one of the second renditions some years ago and only recently started to scrap it pending building an Airfix 22.  That particular moulding wasn't bad - decals but no white metal, a vast improvement on the first version (my copy was in white and clear plastic, no decals or white metal, rather crude - don't recall what happened to it), but lacked a gull-wing centre-section plus the rear fuselage decking was way too low.

OK, thread hi-jack over!

Dave, if you're going to do the F25 with a Spiteful wing, use the AZ Spiteful as it's one piece and the fuselage is awful anyway.  The Aeroteam F21 is a copy of the 1996 CMR kit and there's something horribly wrong with the depth of the wing.  Legato did a boxing of the Admiral Seafire 46 - I have one somewhere - as well as the resin kit, which despite it's... heritage? is a rather nice kit.  The mk 19 feature is actually rather useful for a kitbashed F23 Valiant, with the wing from the CMR F21 prototype boxing.

Legato seem to be an early incarnation of AZ and some of the AZ kits seem to have been released in their boxes. Czech model firms seem to be rather incestuous and trying to track the parentage of some kits can be a nightmare
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitbasher on February 09, 2020, 09:56:00 pm
I’d forgotten about the wing issue, Lee.  IIRC in plan it’s OK but in section there’s some ballooning to contend with.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Hobbes on February 09, 2020, 11:36:06 pm
The Gazelle conversion cost jumps up when you switch from the US to UK, but Shapeways
have a manufacturing facility in the Netherlands.
 :o

I wonder what percentage of the total the model designers receive.  :unsure:

That percentage can be set by the designer.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: JayBee on February 10, 2020, 06:04:14 am
Just recieved from Chrisonord's stash clearance.

Airfix Bo 105C
Revel Jolly Green Giant
Skunkmodels MQ-9 Reaper
Kopro XFY-1 Pogo
HobbyBoss NAW-10 Thuinderbolt.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on February 10, 2020, 11:00:17 am
received an eBay purchase from the US of A today

1 x 1/72 Special Hobby Ju388 upgrads, L-Gear, Nacells, Spinners & Stbd Cockpit Panel     

which I will use to help convert a Ju 188

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nick on February 10, 2020, 12:59:27 pm
I have received a pair of Revell Flitzers from Chrisonord's stash clearance. This was expected.

Unexpectedly my mother has just handed me a Revell DC-3.
This she found under her bed while taking it apart before her new bed is delivered tomorrow. It's probably been there about 10 years.  :o  Who knows why?!  :unsure:

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=20134.msg322435#msg322435
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 11, 2020, 11:34:26 pm
A cheap (EUR 4,-) Hasegawa Kawasaki T-4 (old mold) which will become another Saab Sk 90 trainer, I already have a plan...  :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TallEng on February 12, 2020, 09:51:58 am
Arrived in the post this morning 2x Freightdog 1/72 Spitfire 24 conversion sets (probably too late for my out of retirement GB build)
should have ordered it (them) earlier and a Freightdog 1/72 canberra P.12 all weather fighter conversion set....
 Which joins one I bought earlier that I completely forgot i had :rolleyes:
and for which I don't have a Canberra of any sort :banghead: :o
Oi Airfix, get your finger out and give us a Canberra B.8/PR.9 repop!!!
oh and while your at it a B.2/B.6/PR.7 in 1/72 would be much appreciated :thumbsup:

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nils on February 12, 2020, 10:14:25 am
somrthing different added today  :rolleyes:
i bit of childhood nostalgia.

-Lego Ideas: The Flintstones  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on February 12, 2020, 10:24:35 am
received an eBay win today

1 x 1/72 Airwaves SC7209 Sea Fury Undercarriage

*Later*

Picked up a parcel from the sorting office, a tube, which baffled me a bit  :unsure:

Sourced through Wonderland of Edinburgh

1 pack Evergreen 218  0.020" Rod which is small and to be used with a couple of AV-8C's I am building

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 12, 2020, 10:45:09 am

Oi Airfix, get your finger out and give us a Canberra B.8/PR.9 repop!!!
oh and while your at it a B.2/B.6/PR.7 in 1/72 would be much appreciated :thumbsup:


We should be so lucky!  :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Rat on February 13, 2020, 05:02:21 pm
For the princely sum of $7 from a local shop, an old Airfix 1/72nd Fairey Battle. Hmmm... Radial engine?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 13, 2020, 07:57:47 pm
If you do that, may be worth using one of the spare nose sections from a Matchbox Wellesley.  I think the cross sections might be compatible.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Rat on February 13, 2020, 08:01:55 pm
If you do that, may be worth using one of the spare nose sections from a Matchbox Wellesley.  I think the cross sections might be compatible.

That's what I was thinking, because I have two spares of them already. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nils on February 14, 2020, 02:26:25 am
first new order for this year from my online LHS.

-1/144 Roden Boeing 307 stratoliner
-1/144 Italeri ATR42-500
-1/72 Azur Stampe SV-4b
-1/72 Italeri F-14A Tomcat (with IRIAF markings)
-1/72 Airfix Fieseler Stork
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 14, 2020, 06:41:16 am
Bought a Wave 1:100 VF-1 (Macross) in Battroid form via ev!lbay from Austria. Reasonable price, could not resist.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on February 14, 2020, 07:28:42 am
Won on eBay,  all in 1/72 scale;
B-24D
Mil-26
AC-130H
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: JayBee on February 14, 2020, 08:45:14 am
Recieved to-day from Starling Models :

Flyhawk 1/700 Royal Navy Seaplane Dockside Base.
This is the one that was reviewed in AMW a couple of months back and has the dockside, buildings, people (In PE) vehicles, etc, AND two Sunderlands.
Ye Gods even the bigger parts are TINY.
The back of the box provides some seascape to mount ALL the bits on. All of 17 x 14 cm. !

Many thanks to Thorvic for pointing me where I could get this kit.  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on February 15, 2020, 04:03:48 am
Rescued from the local postal sorting office yesterday

1 x 1/72 Ju 388 Replacement canopies  which will go towards scratch building/converting a Ju 188 to a Ju 388

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on February 15, 2020, 01:42:56 pm
I put in a cheeky bid for a 1/72 Mach2 VC10 on Ebay and it won £59.99 plus £4.99 postage,  apparently there are a few modelling companies that supply correction sets. I'll have to check these out.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 15, 2020, 03:19:24 pm
Would it not be easier to source an Special Hobby Ju 388?  I'm sure I've one or two that I'd be only too happy to get shot of.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TallEng on February 16, 2020, 12:55:56 am
Recieved yesterday, 1 Airfix Phantom FG.1RN boxing, with another to follow next week.
So thats me sorted for the next GB ;D
Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on February 16, 2020, 04:30:48 am

Would it not be easier to source an Special Hobby Ju 388?  I'm sure I've one or two that I'd be only too happy to get shot of.


At the prices I currently see on eBay and haveing an Italeri available in the stash why not do it myself especially as I want to do a Berlin radar equiped version.

Gondor

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 16, 2020, 02:29:03 pm
None of the J series were intended to carry Berlin radar - all the drawings in existence* have either the SN2 with the antlers or the Neptun radar in the  "Morgenstern" nosecone.

Besides which, the 188 front end is *VERY* different from that of the Ju 388, which caused the endless delays and snags of the real thing.  And then there's the tricky question of the tail barbette.  Without a dedicated conversion kit - and AFAIK the only one that's currently available is ye olde Airmodel one for the Matchbox(!) Ju 188 - it's a lot of scratchbodging.


*Somewhere I have the Schiffer book on the Ju 388, which is quite probably the ultimate reference on the aircraft.  I did try to get as much info on it as possible during the mid 90s.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on February 16, 2020, 10:12:16 pm

None of the J series were intended to carry Berlin radar - all the drawings in existence* have either the SN2 with the antlers or the Neptun radar in the  "Morgenstern" nosecone.

Besides which, the 188 front end is *VERY* different from that of the Ju 388, which caused the endless delays and snags of the real thing.  And then there's the tricky question of the tail barbette.  Without a dedicated conversion kit - and AFAIK the only one that's currently available is ye olde Airmodel one for the Matchbox(!) Ju 188 - it's a lot of scratchbodging.


*Somewhere I have the Schiffer book on the Ju 388, which is quite probably the ultimate reference on the aircraft.  I did try to get as much info on it as possible during the mid 90s.


I'm a glutton fot punishment some of the time Lee and as for the radar, well it will be a what iff

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 17, 2020, 02:35:05 am
Bought a Revell 1:72 F-101B at a local sale for just EUR 9,- - quite a steal! :D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on February 18, 2020, 03:06:04 pm
En route from BNA in Melbourne:

1 x Eduard 1/72 B-25C/D Detail-up set for Airfix kits (ED SS628)
1 x Eduard 1/72 North American B-25C/D Mitchell Super Detail Set for Airfix kits (ED BIG72153)
1 x Eduard 1/48 AIM-132 ASRAAM Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile Set (ED 648506)
1 x MasterBox 1/35 "Danger Close" Special Operations Team, Present Day (4 figures) (MB 35207)
1 x Amusing Hobby 1/35 German Tank Destroyer Jagdpanzer 38(D) (AH-35A021)
1 x Airfix 1/72 WWII US Martin B-26B Marauder (AX04015A)

More in extremis details for my next Airfix 1/72 B-25C/D, when I get it.
More ordnance for my modern fighters.
More figures.
Companion "Whif-in-a-Box" for my 1/35 Pz.Kpfw.38D mit Pz.IV Tum 8cm PAW 600.
Another twin-engined bomber in 1/72 to add to my slowly growing collection of same (It was going to be an Airfix Wellington but I thought I'd try to keep the cost down a little bit.... Next time! ;))

PS: Desk Magnifying LAMP Glass LED Light Clip Clamp 10X Maggy Lamp en route ex-EvilBay to replace my old one ..... the tube died, do you think I can find a 185mm/7" circular fluoro with an externally mounted connector anywhere? :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 20, 2020, 07:36:48 am
Would it not be easier to source an Special Hobby Ju 388?  I'm sure I've one or two that I'd be only too happy to get shot of.

If you find them I would be happy to have them also for a fair price.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 20, 2020, 07:44:39 am
Just arrived from Suffolk

1/48 Blackdog resin bits for the S-3 covering undercarriage and weapons bays and two sets of the nose upgrades [radome, nose u/c bay, etc]; two US-3A cargo pods

1/48 SAC w/m undercarriage for the F-16XL and the S-3

1/72 Sov-M/Amodel Learjet 35 ECM a/c
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 20, 2020, 03:55:30 pm
Would it not be easier to source an Special Hobby Ju 388?  I'm sure I've one or two that I'd be only too happy to get shot of.

If you find them I would be happy to have them also for a fair price.


I'll have a look in the loft at me Mam's.  IIRC I've a pair of K/Ls and at least one J but the plastic was the same in both boxings, only the canopies changed.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Captain Canada on February 20, 2020, 06:48:27 pm
Captain Canada, the dumpster-diving whiffer! ;D

I like it ! When we were kids on the army base we did it all the time.....I found a Stirling in the trash I flew around all summer  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Captain Canada on February 20, 2020, 06:50:26 pm
The Roden 144th scale C-133 I ordered online came in. I wanted to buy it from a friend who has an online shop on the east coast, but I saved 30-40 bucks this way.

Of course I have to wait until I am home to play with it !

In the meantime I went to Hobby Wholesale in Edmonton today, and stocked up on styrene and I bought a Revell 144th scale Harrier GR.7.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 21, 2020, 08:23:23 am
1/72 Italeri Top Gun F-14A and A-4F double kit.

And some superglue.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 21, 2020, 08:24:59 am
Would it not be easier to source an Special Hobby Ju 388?  I'm sure I've one or two that I'd be only too happy to get shot of.

If you find them I would be happy to have them also for a fair price.


I'll have a look in the loft at me Mam's.  IIRC I've a pair of K/Ls and at least one J but the plastic was the same in both boxings, only the canopies changed.

Thanks.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nils on February 21, 2020, 09:16:00 am
first new order for this year from my online LHS.

-1/144 Roden Boeing 307 stratoliner
-1/144 Italeri ATR42-500
-1/72 Azur Stampe SV-4b
-1/72 Italeri F-14A Tomcat (with IRIAF markings)
-1/72 Airfix Fieseler Stork

arrived yesterday :)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on February 21, 2020, 11:01:58 am
From chrisonord

1 x 1/72 AMK Kfir  :wub: :thumbsup:which makes number nine of this little beauty, all of which I keep telling my fiance that I have plans for  ;) :rolleyes:

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 21, 2020, 09:32:00 pm
1 x 1/72 AMK Kfir  :wub: :thumbsup:which makes number nine of this little beauty, all of which I keep telling my fiance that I have plans for  ;) :rolleyes:

What does your fiancιe say to this?  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on February 22, 2020, 07:44:50 am
1 x 1/72 AMK Kfir  :wub: :thumbsup:which makes number nine of this little beauty, all of which I keep telling my fiance that I have plans for  ;) :rolleyes:

What does your fiancιe say to this?  :rolleyes:

She has projects for her snakes that may take as long as my modelling project do as some of what she needs for some projects have to grow from being babies first.

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 22, 2020, 08:54:37 am
Snakes?  :o

Ooooer, maybe I WON'T try to get to the Perth Show then...…………...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitbasher on February 22, 2020, 10:20:42 am
From AJ Aviation (aka TAHS):
PM C-45 Expeditor (for RW SEAC Expeditor)
Airfix Hawker Demon (for RW Hawker Hart family (Modeldecal 108 beckons) but whiffery not entirely ruled out)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on February 22, 2020, 03:23:55 pm
Snakes?  :o

Ooooer, maybe I WON'T try to get to the Perth Show then...…………...

Don't worry Kit, they stay in her flat, she never brings them to my place or to any show

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on February 22, 2020, 03:28:12 pm
Snakes?  :o

Ooooer, maybe I WON'T try to get to the Perth Show then...…………...

Kit, don't worry, the snakes don't go anywhere.....unless I am taking them to their new homes.

The Fiancιe  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 22, 2020, 03:38:39 pm
Picked up the pair of AZ Spitfire F22s that were on order from Uncle Frank.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on February 22, 2020, 03:47:03 pm
Snakes?  :o

Ooooer, maybe I WON'T try to get to the Perth Show then...…………...

Kit, don't worry, the snakes don't go anywhere.....unless I am taking them to their new homes.

The Fiancιe  :thumbsup:

If we had a Movie GB.  Well, you all get where I am headed with this...
 ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 22, 2020, 04:07:22 pm

If we had a Movie GB.  Well, you all get where I am headed with this...
 ;)


You Oz cobbers are all the same...……………………  :-\
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: rickshaw on February 23, 2020, 01:20:25 am

If we had a Movie GB.  Well, you all get where I am headed with this...
 ;)


You Oz cobbers are all the same...……………………  :-\

Too bloody right, mate!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on February 23, 2020, 12:28:15 pm
Won on eBay;
1/144 An-50 Mainstay AEW
1/72 Heller Lockheed L-749 Constellation with a resin RVHP early version of the Warning Star
1/72 Revell Mig-29U two seater
1/72 Formaplane vacform HS Andover C1, with metal parts
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 23, 2020, 06:46:31 pm
These are the last items I purchased before my financial situation went completely down the drain. The Vampires I had been watching for awhile now, after shipping, tax and all, I got them for $13 a piece. I remember when they were higher than this and it was sort of a pain in the arse to get one for less than about $25 over here.

(https://i.imgur.com/7wdAN74.jpg)

The rest of it all was interconnected.  I have a nutty plan to chop the front off of an F-16 and graft the front of a T-38 in there. Well, I don't need anything fancy for this so I bought the dirtest-cheapest Talon I could and it was Starfix. I have one on my stash already but as an exercise I plan to build it up as-is or just keep around in my T-38 collection since I like the plane and collect the kits.

Meanwhile, in looking at these things, I spotted the Sword T-38 in 1/72. I had been after it for a couple years and I scored for less than $20 and $6-7 for shipping. That was awesome. I had given up looking for one for the time being and here one is when I wasn't even trying! 

At this point I get back to finding my T-38 and bought it only to be sent an F-5 instead. Naturally I squawked. I simply told the seller that they sent me the wrong item. I didn't say that I would have never actually paid for such a thing and that intentionally buying a Starfix kit is dumb but I wanted the T-38 but I don't want this thing. As I predicted, the cost of doing returns and stuff isn't worth it to him or myself either and I just got a straight up refund and got to keep the janky Starfix F-5. I do wonder, though, if it could possibly be WORSE Than the old Airfix F-5? If it's worse than THAT then.... boy....  ;D  Cool to get a free kit though!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 24, 2020, 02:37:38 am
Good score on that Sword T-38!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 24, 2020, 11:29:24 am
Thanks, bud!  That really made my day...    Now I can build it and my little Tweet in the white and black(very dark blue) USAF training liveries. I watched those two planes fly over daily around here so I have to build 'em up.  :lol:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: nighthunter on February 24, 2020, 10:24:52 pm
This weekend's haul;

Minicraft 1/144 Delta 737-400
Corgi 1/144? de Havilland Mosquito BOAC
Minicraft 1/144 Alaska 737-400
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 24, 2020, 11:53:43 pm
From chrisonord

1 x 1/72 AMK Kfir  :wub: :thumbsup:which makes number nine of this little beauty, all of which I keep telling my fiance that I have plans for  ;) :rolleyes:

Gondor

I can understand that. Kfirs are addictive and offer lots of potential. I also have at least four in the stash...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on February 25, 2020, 12:38:18 am
...Minecraft 1/144 Alaska 737-400

So that's gonna look something like this...
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ve1SSjNx_TI/maxresdefault.jpg)
 ;D

I got one of these from Evil-Bay.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49583066267_a5ef6ff25b_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ixub9T)20200225_175717 (https://flic.kr/p/2ixub9T) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
It'll be the load for my ongoing Boxcar build.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 25, 2020, 10:22:44 am
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: nighthunter on February 25, 2020, 04:32:23 pm
Well played Fred, thanks for catching the typo!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on February 25, 2020, 05:02:47 pm
Three 1/72 decal sheets from DEKL'S II, TF-86, Avon Sabre, and Canadair Sabre stencils..
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 25, 2020, 05:12:39 pm
Just ordered the Airfix Tucano and the Italeri Hawk 100 from a Portuguese online shop that had them on a 20% discount so the Tucano was 8€ and the Hawk was 12 so, with 7.26€ of shipping that's a good deal IMO, especially since i've been looking for these two for quite a while and the ones i've seen selling on ebay were around 30€ each!  :thumbsup:
But i know that i'll need to spend some extra money for the Tucano because of that horrible prop... :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 25, 2020, 06:19:20 pm
Tucanos are such cool little planes.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on February 26, 2020, 02:43:43 am
Well played Fred, thanks for catching the typo!

Sorry.  Couldn't resist.

I have to go to the Post Office tomorrow (not the one I work at, another one closer to my Stately Zen Manor) to pick up a parcel from Poland.
How exciting...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on February 26, 2020, 03:04:06 am
Just ordered the Airfix Tucano and the Italeri Hawk 100 from a Portuguese online shop that had them on a 20% discount so the Tucano was 8€ and the Hawk was 12 so, with 7.26€ of shipping that's a good deal IMO, especially since i've been looking for these two for quite a while and the ones i've seen selling on ebay were around 30€ each!  :thumbsup:
But i know that i'll need to spend some extra money for the Tucano because of that horrible prop... :banghead:
If you want anymore  tucano's I think I  have a  couple
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 26, 2020, 04:34:29 am

But i know that i'll need to spend some extra money for the Tucano because of that horrible prop... :banghead:


What's wrong with the Tucano's prop, apart from the fact that it IS a prop.....?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 26, 2020, 04:44:54 am

But i know that i'll need to spend some extra money for the Tucano because of that horrible prop... :banghead:


What's wrong with the Tucano's prop, apart from the fact that it IS a prop.....?
;D
It's badly molded, Kit. I read some reviews about it and it has to be replaced.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 26, 2020, 04:53:11 am
Just ordered the Airfix Tucano and the Italeri Hawk 100 from a Portuguese online shop that had them on a 20% discount so the Tucano was 8€ and the Hawk was 12 so, with 7.26€ of shipping that's a good deal IMO, especially since i've been looking for these two for quite a while and the ones i've seen selling on ebay were around 30€ each!  :thumbsup:
But i know that i'll need to spend some extra money for the Tucano because of that horrible prop... :banghead:
If you want anymore  tucano's I think I  have a  couple
Chris

I thank you, mate but I don't have the need for another one... At the moment... But i would buy the Gazelle.  :wub: pm inbound
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on February 26, 2020, 07:08:14 am

But i know that i'll need to spend some extra money for the Tucano because of that horrible prop... :banghead:


What's wrong with the Tucano's prop, apart from the fact that it IS a prop.....?

At least it has one  :thumbsup: and you know where you are when it comes to the "topping out" ceremony at the end of the build  ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on February 26, 2020, 08:56:45 am

But i know that i'll need to spend some extra money for the Tucano because of that horrible prop... :banghead:


What's wrong with the Tucano's prop, apart from the fact that it IS a prop.....?
;D
It's badly molded, Kit. I read some reviews about it and it has to be replaced.

If you can find one, Aeroclub did a white metal detail set for the Tucano, V-093 (got one in the stash). It comes with two different props and exhaust pipes, u/c legs and wheels.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on February 26, 2020, 09:25:29 am

But i know that i'll need to spend some extra money for the Tucano because of that horrible prop... :banghead:


What's wrong with the Tucano's prop, apart from the fact that it IS a prop.....?

I may still have one of these sets somewhere. Useful noseweights so to speak.

 ;D
It's badly molded, Kit. I read some reviews about it and it has to be replaced.

If you can find one, Aeroclub did a white metal detail set for the Tucano, V-093 (got one in the stash). It comes with two different props and exhaust pipes, u/c legs and wheels.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 26, 2020, 12:39:20 pm
At least it has one  :thumbsup: and you know where you are when it comes to the "topping out" ceremony at the end of the build  ;)

Sure thing, i love the look of that little bird, mine will be converted into the EMB 314 Super Tucano as the Epsilon TB-30's replacement for the PoAF.  :thumbsup:

If you can find one, Aeroclub did a white metal detail set for the Tucano, V-093 (got one in the stash). It comes with two different props and exhaust pipes, u/c legs and wheels.

I've been looking for that set but can't find it anywhere... and i think it'll be very hard to find one at a reasonable price as they're OOP... :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 26, 2020, 04:07:57 pm
Ebay says I've won that lot of Seafire bits I was bidding on.  Woo and indeed Hoo!  Same seller I bought the big box of bits from last time.  Plus there was a spare set of Seafire decals from the big Sword set.

Result!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on February 27, 2020, 01:57:04 am

But i know that i'll need to spend some extra money for the Tucano because of that horrible prop... :banghead:


What's wrong with the Tucano's prop, apart from the fact that it IS a prop.....?
;D
It's badly molded, Kit. I read some reviews about it and it has to be replaced.

Not being critical, just wondering, but did you look at it and think "urrrrgh, that's horrible that needs to go" or did you just go with the review?
I've got two Trumpeter Sea Furys and bought resin props not because the kit ones look wrong (they may, I can't tell) but because a review told me I should.
Still, it gives me two spare props for the parts box.

Today, from Poland via Evil Bay (at a good price with surprisingly cheap postage that wasn't too slow) I got another MiG for the collection;
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49591263347_86dccf26a8_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iydbRR)MiG 19 (https://flic.kr/p/2iydbRR) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 27, 2020, 05:18:31 am

But i know that i'll need to spend some extra money for the Tucano because of that horrible prop... :banghead:


What's wrong with the Tucano's prop, apart from the fact that it IS a prop.....?
;D
It's badly molded, Kit. I read some reviews about it and it has to be replaced.

Not being critical, just wondering, but did you look at it and think "urrrrgh, that's horrible that needs to go" or did you just go with the review?
I've got two Trumpeter Sea Furys and bought resin props not because the kit ones look wrong (they may, I can't tell) but because a review told me I should.
Still, it gives me two spare props for the parts box.

Today, from Poland via Evil Bay (at a good price with surprisingly cheap postage that wasn't too slow) I got another MiG for the collection;
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49591263347_86dccf26a8_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iydbRR)MiG 19 (https://flic.kr/p/2iydbRR) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

I read the reviews and then took a look at the pictures and indeed, the blades are really bad and have to be replaced. Each blade is different...  :rolleyes:

I've built that mig... One of my first models when i got back to the hobby. Good for parts donation and whif stuff but it is very crude. Still, it's cheap enough to be worth it.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: rickshaw on February 27, 2020, 06:51:44 pm
Today, from Poland via Evil Bay (at a good price with surprisingly cheap postage that wasn't too slow) I got another MiG for the collection;
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49591263347_86dccf26a8_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iydbRR)MiG 19 (https://flic.kr/p/2iydbRR) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

How does it fly without a pilot in the cockpit?   ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on February 28, 2020, 01:14:29 am
Maybe the pilot is vertically challenged?

I opened it up and examined it when it got here.  It's exactly what I expected.  Total cost including postage from Poland to Australia was less than I will have to pay for one of the new Airfix MiG 17s when they finally arrive in my LHS in 2023.
Trumpeter have announced a MiG 19 in the one true scale.  Hopefully that will appear this year sometime.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 28, 2020, 05:35:10 am
There are several clones of the original KP MiG-19 around (Plastyk, Eastern Express, Mister/Mastercraft) - and they are not bad at all. I had one without the original Airfix-esque rivet orgy, but with recessed panel lines instead. Still a bit crude overall, but a pleasant step forward!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on February 28, 2020, 10:17:26 am
Picked up a package from the Czech Republic today containing

1 x 1/72 Special Hobby SMB-2 Super Mystere Sa ar which was on sale on their web site.

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 29, 2020, 02:31:45 am
Just ordered a Sword 1:72 N.A. FJ-3 - might become an entry for the current "In the Navy" GB.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Chaos on February 29, 2020, 02:51:50 am
New at my stash
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Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on February 29, 2020, 03:08:38 am
I do like the "B" model Tiger, but mostly it's the name Amusing hobby have chosen for the FV 217. Badger actually sums it up I think given the somewhat grumpy nature of the beasts and their tendency to put their heads down and push on  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on February 29, 2020, 04:37:57 am
Well.......
So much for  getting rid of my stash.   :rolleyes:
A friend has just  visited me to see how I have been doing, and he gave me a taped up bin bag containing  2 model kits.  Both were bought his son for Christmas  as apparently he had asked  for them after  seeing  my models and borrowing a  book from me. They  are unopened  and as new. A revell  shackleton mr3  new version that come out last year  and a new Airfix shackleton mr2. Both quite expensive kits to be given away  and my friend refused anything for them. After having a fairly undecided think about them  I  am considering keeping them and possibly building the mr2 OOB as I like that it has turrets and guns on it. The MR3 could  be getting a  camouflage scheme  and get sent to  Indonesia  to do border patrols  so a slight wiff  there.  If I do build them as they both look very nice kits, I  hope that I  don't  make a  mess of them as I keep doing.  :banghead: they should  keep me quiet for a while.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on February 29, 2020, 05:00:41 am
The Postie delivered a package today

1 x 1/72 Toad Resins Ju388 L-1/K-1 conversionwhich will go well with an Italeri Ju188 I have in the stash, Might change the engines though......

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 29, 2020, 05:04:41 am

(https://s19.directupload.net/images/200229/qgok9lwh.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)


1/18th SCALE?

How big is that, for crying out loud?  :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on February 29, 2020, 08:30:18 am

(https://s19.directupload.net/images/200229/qgok9lwh.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)


1/18th SCALE?

How big is that, for crying out loud?  :o

Bloody! :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Steel Penguin on February 29, 2020, 09:03:20 am
a friend is doing a reorganisation, and last night very kindly offered to let me have a 1:48 ch53, I said id love to take it off of his hands,  :thumbsup:  so when he turned up an hour or so later my jaw hit the ground when he pulled a stack of boxes out, saying that they were no longer part of his plan and if I didn't want them could I arrange for them to go to the club I attends tombola this summer.
the defiantly keep are the Airfix club harrier first and last twin pack ( just wow)
the airfix 1:72 lightning and dracken that his partner got so she could do a wing swap on, ( I think I will follow this idea!)
the 1:12 Yamaha motor bike and 1:24 F1 car im in two minds with, as id like to have a try at both, but don't want to just throw them together when I could donate them to a good cause,  ( will have to think).

and then I had a quick look inside the helo box and found a 1:48 Humve in there as well, utterly gobsmacked
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 29, 2020, 11:35:41 am
But WHICH 1/24 F1 car was/is it????
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 29, 2020, 04:19:45 pm
The Postie delivered a package today

1 x 1/72 Toad Resins Ju388 L-1/K-1 conversionwhich will go well with an Italeri Ju188 I have in the stash, Might change the engines though......

Gondor

It's a lovely conversion to work with, although I'd recommend an L-3 with the Jumo 213 engines. 

This site is a must:
https://www.ju388.de/Ju388US.html
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on February 29, 2020, 08:43:48 pm
OK, I don't have them yet but my wife is picking up 5 kits for me tomorrow. I can't remember brands (& in one case have no idea) but Eduard make one set, Modelsvit make, I think, 2 more & one, I'm fairly sure, is Eastern Express.

They're all 1/72 except the last;

L-39 Dual Combo (Eduard)
Something that looks like it might be a Yak-23 in Czech markings
TS-11 Iskra
BI-1
Il-96-300 (1/144)

I'll put up photo's when I have the kits.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Captain Canada on February 29, 2020, 09:34:24 pm
That's a great haul Chaos !
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Steel Penguin on March 01, 2020, 01:22:12 am
sorry Kit  ;D   Maclaran Mercedes  mp4 25, Jenson Button   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on March 01, 2020, 01:50:09 am
OK, I don't have them yet but my wife is picking up 5 kits for me tomorrow. I can't remember brands (& in one case have no idea) but Eduard make one set, Modelsvit make, I think, 2 more & one, I'm fairly sure, is Eastern Express.

They're all 1/72 except the last;

L-39 Dual Combo (Eduard)
Something that looks like it might be a Yak-23 in Czech markings
TS-11 Iskra
BI-1
Il-96-300 (1/144)

I'll put up photo's when I have the kits.

Special Hobby do a Yak 23.  I'm sure one of the boxings has Czech markings on the box.  Whatever the brand, getting enough weight in the nose will be a challenge...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on March 01, 2020, 04:58:08 am
The Postie delivered a package today

1 x 1/72 Toad Resins Ju388 L-1/K-1 conversionwhich will go well with an Italeri Ju188 I have in the stash, Might change the engines though......

Gondor

It's a lovely conversion to work with, although I'd recommend an L-3 with the Jumo 213 engines. 

This site is a must:
https://www.ju388.de/Ju388US.html

hanks for the advice Lee and the link  :thumbsup:

I will still take that kit off you at the Scottish Nationals anyway

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 01, 2020, 07:06:09 am

sorry Kit  ;D   Maclaran Mercedes  mp4 25, Jenson Button   :thumbsup:


Nice one!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 01, 2020, 07:34:07 am
The Postie delivered a package today

1 x 1/72 Toad Resins Ju388 L-1/K-1 conversionwhich will go well with an Italeri Ju188 I have in the stash, Might change the engines though......

Gondor

It's a lovely conversion to work with, although I'd recommend an L-3 with the Jumo 213 engines. 

This site is a must:
https://www.ju388.de/Ju388US.html

hanks for the advice Lee and the link  :thumbsup:

I will still take that kit off you at the Scottish Nationals anyway

Gondor

I'd plumb for the L-3 simply as it's the easiest to do and least conversion work - you use the 188s engines rather than the 801TJs in the conversion*.  TBH, I envy you coming to that conversion fresh as I enjoyed the ones I did in the early 90s immensely.  I'll be digging in the loft at me Mam's later, so I'll know how many 388s are up there.  I do know there's quite a few Toad resins ones too, but I've no plans to part with them.

*Don't know which one you've got but the early releases had the fans molded integral with the engines and resin props, later ones had white metal fans and props.  If you can get a replacement tailwheel, do so as the one in the 188 looks nothing like the real thing.  Kora do - or at least did - several Ju 388s but they were very pricey.  There was another Czech resin outfit that did a 388 but they used ye olde Airmodel conversions as masters which were dodgy to say the least, although the Airmodel L-0 conversion was pretty decent.

In other news, ebay says I've won the Sword Seafire 17 2in1 kit I was bidding on.  Which is nice.  I am now stowed off with Seafires.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Captain Canada on March 01, 2020, 08:20:06 am
Ordered the Hobbyboss A-10 N/AW online. I have always wanted one, and with no hobby shop in town anymore, and the last time I saw one they were asking 46 bucks, I couldn't pass up 19.99 and free shipping.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 01, 2020, 10:51:49 am
From the IPMS Peterborough Show at the Queen Catherine Academy today.

1/72 Airfix Army Lynx
1/72 Airfix Gazelle
1/72 Sword U-125A JASDF [BAe-125 800]
1/72 Airfix AMD Super Mystere
1/12 Airfix Coldstream Guardsman [for just £10!!!]

Assorted accessories including a very useful Xtradecal sheet for the MiG-17 family lots of whiff potential. Also useful were a couple of Blackdog resin sets for the MV-22 Osprey which means the Italeri kit is now very useful.

Me, Richard, Martin and Mike holding the fort today and having a lot of fun.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on March 01, 2020, 12:35:39 pm
Just won on eBay;
1/72
Airfix: F-117, Fairey Rotodyne and Bristol Mk32 Superfreighter
Hobby boss Rafale  M
Zvezda Kamov Ka-52 Alligator

1/144
2Χ Orlyonok Ekranoplan ( one complete kit and the other spare parts)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on March 02, 2020, 02:22:39 am

 Kora do - or at least did - several Ju 388s but they were very pricey. 

All their stuff is for some reason ? I'm quite often tempted and then see the price
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on March 02, 2020, 03:36:19 am
En route from BNA MODEL WORLD

2 x SKP Models 1/35 Bradley Fighting Vehicle Lenses and Taillights for Meng Models (SKP-279)
1 x Panda Hobby 1/35 Soviet Heavy Tank Object 279 (PH35005)***
1 x Tamiya 1/72 Mosquito B Mk.IV/PR Mk.IV (TM 60753)
1 x Eduard 1/72 Mosquito Bomber Paint Mask for Tamiya kit (ED CX121)
2 x Vallejo/Microbox Drill set (20 bits, 0.3-1.6mm) (AV T01001)
2 x Vallejo/Microbox Drill set (20 bits, Nos. 61-80) (AV T01002)
1 x ICM Models 1/72 Spanish Air Force Reconnaissance Plane Heinkel He 70F-2 (ICM 72231)

Should be here by Thursday, at the latest.


***: Have plans for mating the 1/35 Soviet Heavy Tank Object 279 (Panda Hobby) with a 1/35 Hitachi Astaco NEO Double Arm Working Machine (Hasegawa);
(https://www.bnamodelworld.com/bmz_cache/a/a8a15354747888309f8aa3898f3aa5bf.image.500x398.jpg)(https://www.bnamodelworld.com/bmz_cache/7/7df8e38f00006271345cc65d55c2f4ab.image.500x316.jpg)
Now I just need to get hold of a Hasegawa 1/35 Hitachi Astaco NEO Double Arm Working Machine.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on March 02, 2020, 05:43:04 am
Intriguing combination. I've always wondered if the Object 279's running gear layout would lead to maintenance issues, especially in the field. I assume they'd thought about that or was it purely a real world "What If ?" design ?


1 x Tamiya 1/72 Mosquito B Mk.IV/PR Mk.IV (TM 60753)


One of my favourite kits  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 02, 2020, 05:52:10 am
It's really superb and needs little filler.

Not quite a stash acquisition but more a rediscovery.  I was looking in the loft at me Mam's yesterday to see how many Special Hobby Ju 388s were up there.  On the way out, I find a Hasegawa Spitfire mk VIII that I'd forgotten I had.  That's coming down as it's the pointy wing version with the intake for the mk VII.  Not sure what I'll do with it just yet, although a Met Flight one with the normal wingtips isn't a bad idea.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 02, 2020, 09:01:54 am

1 x Tamiya 1/72 Mosquito B Mk.IV/PR Mk.IV (TM 60753)


One of my favourite kits  :thumbsup:


I found to my amazement that I've got one of those! It was up in The Loft, hidden in the Hasegawa area.  :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 02, 2020, 02:09:43 pm
Just ordered the Airfix Tucano and the Italeri Hawk 100 from a Portuguese online shop that had them on a 20% discount so the Tucano was 8€ and the Hawk was 12 so, with 7.26€ of shipping that's a good deal IMO, especially since i've been looking for these two for quite a while and the ones i've seen selling on ebay were around 30€ each!  :thumbsup:
But i know that i'll need to spend some extra money for the Tucano because of that horrible prop... :banghead:

Delivered today... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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

And the Tucano prop replacement from CMK has been ordered as IMO, it's worth it.

(https://i.imgur.com/ey4Dipz.jpg)

Also ordered 3x10ml jars of Tamiya XF-86 Flat clear on Ebay.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on March 02, 2020, 05:15:18 pm
Intriguing combination. I've always wondered if the Object 279's running gear layout would lead to maintenance issues, especially in the field. I assume they'd thought about that or was it purely a real world "What If ?" design ?


1 x Tamiya 1/72 Mosquito B Mk.IV/PR Mk.IV (TM 60753)


One of my favourite kits  :thumbsup:

The Obj. 279 was designed to operate in a tactical nuclear environment, & was officially tested but was not exactly practical.

The Tamiya Mozzie is joining my slowly growing collection of 1/72 twin-engined bombers (an Aifix B-26B was another recent addition) all to be built RW (or only in whif markings, at most).
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Captain Canada on March 02, 2020, 09:31:57 pm
Hit up Wholesale Hobbies in Edmonton again. More Evergreen styrene and the Tamiya 1/12 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR MotoGP kit. Short lived machine, but looked so good in number 17, like a modern day Yvonne Duhamel.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 03, 2020, 12:06:44 am
OK, I don't have them yet but my wife is picking up 5 kits for me tomorrow. I can't remember brands (& in one case have no idea) but Eduard make one set, Modelsvit make, I think, 2 more & one, I'm fairly sure, is Eastern Express.

They're all 1/72 except the last;

L-39 Dual Combo (Eduard)
Something that looks like it might be a Yak-23 in Czech markings
TS-11 Iskra
BI-1
Il-96-300 (1/144)

I'll put up photo's when I have the kits.

Special Hobby do a Yak 23.  I'm sure one of the boxings has Czech markings on the box.  Whatever the brand, getting enough weight in the nose will be a challenge...

It's probably the old KP kit? It has a Czech Yak-23 on the box ("KR-17") and also comes with Polish markings, one air force aircraft and one research machine (SP-GLK).
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on March 03, 2020, 05:48:39 am
Intriguing combination. I've always wondered if the Object 279's running gear layout would lead to maintenance issues, especially in the field. I assume they'd thought about that or was it purely a real world "What If ?" design ?


The Obj. 279 was designed to operate in a tactical nuclear environment, & was officially tested but was not exactly practical.


Cheers mate  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 04, 2020, 12:06:00 am
Object 279 was quite successful. This thing was FAST, and it could go where normal tanks would sink into the ground due to ground pressure issues. IIRC it was eventually rejected because of the complexiity of the running gear and the maintenance issues.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 04, 2020, 12:07:21 am
BTW, got myself a (new) Italeri AV-8A - primarily for the decal sheet, but now I find the Thai Navy option quite attractive...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on March 04, 2020, 06:29:43 pm
IIRC it was eventually rejected because of the complexiity of the running gear and the maintenance issues.

Like I said "Not exactly practical". ;)

Quote from: wikipedia
Another reason was that a number of serious deficiencies of the running gear appeared during the trials. These deficiencies included low nimbleness, efficiency loss during swampy area crossings, complex and expensive production, maintenance and repair, and impossibility of reduction in the overall height of the tank.

Quote from: globalsecurity.org
According to the results of tests of the “Object 279”, which took place in 1959, a number of serious deficiencies in the running gear were revealed. Thus, its adopted device entailed low turning power, loss of efficiency when driving on viscous soils, the complexity of repair and maintenance, the complexity of manufacturing and the impossibility of reducing the overall height of the tank.

It, also, had a very low ammo capacity (24 rounds for the rifled 130mm main gun).
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on March 05, 2020, 03:32:56 am
L-39 Dual Combo (Eduard)
Something that looks like it might be a Yak-23 in Czech markings
TS-11 Iskra
BI-1
Il-96-300 (1/144)

I'll put up photo's when I have the kits.

OK, here's the photo.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Not-a-Gallery/i-GJQLXgb/0/7f972a29/X2/DSCN7596-X2.jpg)

As you can see;
1 x Eduard Dual Combo (2 kits) L-39 Albatros (Czech)
1 x Bilek Yak-23 (has Czech, Polish, Soviet &, surprisingly, USAF markings) (Czech)
1 x ArmaHobby TS-11 "Iskra" Bis DF (Polish)
1 x Maquette (Bereznyak-Isayev) BI-1 rocket-powered interceptor (Russian)


Not seen is 1 x Eastern Express Ilyushin Il-96-300 (1/144) (Russian), which is, hopefully, winging its way to Oklahoma.

Was this boxing:

(https://www.kingkit.co.uk/uploads/shop/large/2066821%20SEP2%20001.JPG)


I don't think I've ever bought so many (former) "eastern" European models in one hit. :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on March 05, 2020, 05:46:42 am
Ordered from the Big H on Monday, delivered by Royal Mail this morning  :thumbsup:

Arma Hobby 1/72 Hurricane Mk.I. I'm told these are the "bees knees" of Hurricane models. Probably will be real world

Arma Hobby 1/72 PZL 7a. Possibly being built as one of the Baltic State air forces ? I now have PZL 7, 11 & 24 models. Plus the 50 which got as far as a prototype and the 62 which got as far as having some parts assembled.

To go with these 2 I also got Yahu pre-painted instrument panels. These are the only accessories I tend to get on a regular basis now. You simply glue them in and that's it. Make a real difference in my view and are excellent value for money.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 05, 2020, 06:14:19 am

Arma Hobby 1/72 Hurricane Mk.I. I'm told these are the "bees knees" of Hurricane models. Probably will be real world


It certainly looks like that, yes. I've had one for some time and it just oozes quality.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 05, 2020, 03:58:16 pm
The Arma Hurris are the Hurricane equivalent of the Eduard Spitfires.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 06, 2020, 12:48:02 am
The Arma Iskra is also the best 1:72 kit of that airplane around.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on March 06, 2020, 01:15:58 am
The Arma Hurris are the Hurricane equivalent of the Eduard Spitfires.

It was because of our conversation at Halifax that I got it, and an initial look would certainly seem to confirm that  :thumbsup:. I only got the "basic" version and you certainly can't fault the price, that's for sure.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on March 06, 2020, 03:31:14 am
The Arma Iskra is also the best 1:72 kit of that airplane around.

Oh, good! Thanks, Dizzy! It certainly looks good in the box. :thumbsup:

Oh, I just noticed, the Yak-23 is, actually, in 1/48 & the kit looks to be of Eduard quality with 4 sets of decals & pre-painted PE ... & it seems heavy for its size (but I haven't taken anything out of the plastic wrap, yet).

The L-39s are, well, Eduard & look very good. Given the name (Albatros), I may build one up for the current GB.

The BI-1 is a little dodgy but looks like a bit of clean-up should get it build into a decent model. The English-ish version of the instructions calls the plane a "rocket interceptor", then calls it "the first Soviet jet fighter". I'm tempted to make the last comment "fact". ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on March 06, 2020, 05:41:18 am
From Gondor (Alastair) I today received the ESCI 1/72 F8(N) Crusader Aeronvale transfers I need to complete my Skyray.

Many thanks indeed sir  :thumbsup:

Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on March 06, 2020, 08:44:06 am
Ooh! A French Ford! :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on March 07, 2020, 01:44:43 am
Ooh! A French Ford! :mellow:

Yup, and being the Tamiya kit she is almost on finals. Taken me longer to paint than build  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TallEng on March 08, 2020, 04:35:25 am
Waiting for me yesterday when i got home from work:
Another Airfix Phantom FG.1 :rolleyes:
and a large box containing a Blue T-shirt with a white Rabbit on it,
an Eduard 1/48 Member edition dual combo Bf109G-6 (contains two kits plus assorted resin and stickers)
plus two overtrees for Fw190D-9's.
Yes I've joined Eduards Bunny Fighter Club. Have to see what that brings, as normally postage is the killer for me
when Eduard are doing there special offers.

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 08, 2020, 09:54:47 am
Evi!lbay tells me that I unexpectedly have won a Hasegawa Saab Draken, this time in the recent Area 88 boxing:

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

I think about a Swiss livery, though...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on March 09, 2020, 10:51:36 am
Received from ChernayaAkula today

1 x 1/72 Hasegawa A-3B Skywarrior  :thumbsup:

and from the big yellow H

1 x 1/72 CMK Tucano T.1 Correction Propellor and Spinner for the Airfix Kit, thanks to whowever mentioned this on the forum as I decided it was best to get one  :thumbsup: to pack out the postage....

1 x 1/48 Airfix Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XIV

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Steel Penguin on March 09, 2020, 11:24:23 am
from the Aldersly wargames show, 1:48 X3 Stiletto ( RAF grey green wrap round and unit over the roundels ), a second 1:48 Tamiya JSDF T10 tank, and a 28mm scale Tori gate.
a moderate amount, and rather less than Mrs SPs gifts, a pack from the Colonel Bills Border revers range  2 riders hot trod, on Galloway Nags ( a very specific type of horse that was used in the area)  and a 28mm scale MDF building of Smailholm Tower complete with compound wall. Mrs SP was very happy to receive these  :wub: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Rheged on March 09, 2020, 01:13:28 pm
a moderate amount, and rather less than Mrs SPs gifts, a pack from the Colonel Bills Border revers range  2 riders hot trod, on Galloway Nags ( a very specific type of horse that was used in the area)  and a 28mm scale MDF building of Smailholm Tower complete with compound wall. Mrs SP was very happy to receive these  :wub: :thumbsup:

This is Border Reiver territory!!  I look forward to seeing what is done with these!!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nick on March 10, 2020, 10:56:24 am
Went into my local model shop and one of these caught my eye. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/dreammodel-dm-720011-z-19-black-whirlwind--1243802

Sadly, on opening the box we found that the clear canopy was smashed. With luck he'll have a replacement from his supplier by Friday and I can pick the kit up on Saturday.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on March 10, 2020, 11:50:22 am
Same company is releasing a  1/72nd scale  AH-1Z  soon apparently.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on March 10, 2020, 12:41:10 pm
I hope that turns out better than the Hobbycraft one Chris, the box says 1/72 but it scales out as 1/80.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on March 10, 2020, 01:58:18 pm
I hope that turns out better than the Hobbycraft one Chris, the box says 1/72 but it scales out as 1/80.
I hope so too, i have  2 of those hobbycraft  monstrosities.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 10, 2020, 08:37:28 pm
1 x 1/72 CMK Tucano T.1 Correction Propellor and Spinner for the Airfix Kit, thanks to whowever mentioned this on the forum as I decided it was best to get one  :thumbsup: to pack out the postage....

It was me, mate.  :thumbsup: I'm waiting for mine to be delivered this week but it's coming from Model hobbies.

I hope that turns out better than the Hobbycraft one Chris, the box says 1/72 but it scales out as 1/80.
I hope so too, i have  2 of those hobbycraft  monstrosities.
Chris

Makes 3 of us, i'm also waiting for that to come out. I've seen pics of the sprues and a built up kit on FB and it looks really good so, i believe we're gonna be happy.

BTW, i've recently ordered a Kittyhwak 1/48 AH-1Z from a Portuguese modelling shop which i'm going to visit in the beginning of the next month, near Porto, in the north of the country. Can't wait to visit that shop as i'll be picking up the kit there. I've been buying from them for quite a few years now and i'm rather eager to see the shop for myself and to meet the staff in person after 6 years of exchanging emails with them. Somehow, i suspect that that kit won't be the only thing i'll be bringing back with me from the shop... Can't push my luck, though, as my missus will be going with me... :rolleyes: ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on March 11, 2020, 02:22:11 am

BTW, i've recently ordered a Kittyhwak 1/48 AH-1Z from a Portuguese modelling shop which i'm going to visit in the beginning of the next month, near Porto, in the north of the country. Can't wait to visit that shop as i'll be picking up the kit there. I've been buying from them for quite a few years now and i'm rather eager to see the shop for myself and to meet the staff in person after 6 years of exchanging emails with them. Somehow, i suspect that that kit won't be the only thing i'll be bringing back with me from the shop... Can't push my luck, though, as my missus will be going with me... :rolleyes: ;D ;D

That'll be good  :thumbsup: Nice part of the country as well, only ever visited for a few days, but I liked it.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on March 11, 2020, 11:40:10 am
Rescued from the Royal Mail sorting office an eBay win,

1 x 1/72 Italeri Ju 188 started, part's painted on the sprue so it will require to be stripped of the paint, looking at being a whiff, either my own version of a Ju 388 night fighter or a Ju 188 G-2

Delivered by Royal Mail to a neighbour, must have been a different postie from yesterday  :-\

1 x 1/48 Kinetic Mirage IIIBE/D/DE/DS/D2Z which I finally found at a decent price to go with an unexpected purches last year of a Scalworx Mirage IIIBZ conversion set

Gondor

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 11, 2020, 04:01:46 pm

BTW, i've recently ordered a Kittyhwak 1/48 AH-1Z from a Portuguese modelling shop which i'm going to visit in the beginning of the next month, near Porto, in the north of the country. Can't wait to visit that shop as i'll be picking up the kit there. I've been buying from them for quite a few years now and i'm rather eager to see the shop for myself and to meet the staff in person after 6 years of exchanging emails with them. Somehow, i suspect that that kit won't be the only thing i'll be bringing back with me from the shop... Can't push my luck, though, as my missus will be going with me... :rolleyes: ;D ;D

That'll be good  :thumbsup: Nice part of the country as well, only ever visited for a few days, but I liked it.

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on March 12, 2020, 01:47:26 am
From BNA model world.  Because it was for some reason much, much cheaper than any of the other same scale bike kits.  And because I have good memories of building one as a youth.
Tamiya 1/12 Suzuki GSX1100S Katana.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on March 13, 2020, 08:25:35 am
Retrieved another parcel from the local sorting office, this time containing an eBay job lot win

1 x 1/72 Special Hobby Spitfire Mk. 21 "Contraprop"

1 x 1/72 admiral Supermarine Spitfire MK 22,24 Seafire MK 46

1 x 1/72 Sword Spitfire Mk. XIVE

Many thanks to Lee for pointing me in the direction of the job lot which I only just won, on the very last second!   :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 13, 2020, 04:06:55 pm
Nice!

Ebay says I've won that Xtradecal Spitfire PR19 sheet for the start price - 99p!  And plus the quid postage, that's a definite score.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 14, 2020, 04:56:21 am
And the Tucano prop replacement from CMK has been ordered as IMO, it's worth it.

Delivered last Thursday. :thumbsup:

(https://i.imgur.com/I9jfLGy.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on March 14, 2020, 05:44:39 am
Arrived in the post this morning

1 x 1/72 Blackbird AVRO Manchester conversion set direct from Glen  :thumbsup:

This means I now have all the AVRO Lancaster family bit's and peices for at least all the UK manufactured version.

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 14, 2020, 10:01:04 am
An Airfix B-N Islander kit from Chrisonord's sale, which took FIVE WEEKS to get to me from Cumbria! :banghead:

I could have walked there and back in that time, goodness knows what the PO were doing with it!! 

And a Hasegawa XF5U-1 Flying Pancake, one of my 'Holy Grail' kits.  :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on March 14, 2020, 10:13:07 am
An Airfix B-N Islander kit from Chrisonord's sale, which took FIVE WEEKS to get to me from Cumbria! :banghead:

I could have walked there and back in that time, goodness knows what the PO were doing with it!! 

And a Hasegawa XF5U-1 Flying Pancake, one of my 'Holy Grail' kits.  :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:
I live in  Lancashire Kit,  ;D ;D ;D
Although  moving to Cumbria  could be on the cards  soon.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 14, 2020, 10:14:12 am
Sorry, it's even closer to me, so there's even LESS reason to take that long.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 14, 2020, 11:19:08 am
An Airfix B-N Islander kit from Chrisonord's sale, which took FIVE WEEKS to get to me from Cumbria! :banghead:

I could have walked there and back in that time, goodness knows what the PO were doing with it!! 

 :o :o :o That's absurd... that Tucano prop replacement took 2 weeks from Stoke on Trent to the south of Portugal... Really makes one wonder what was the delay about.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on March 14, 2020, 01:07:06 pm
Some  kits I  sent to  Australia Germany   the Netherlands  got there quicker  :-\
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Rheged on March 14, 2020, 02:39:08 pm
I live in  Lancashire Kit,  ;D ;D ;D
Although  moving to Cumbria  could be on the cards  soon.

I used to live in Carlisle until 5 1/2 years ago. If you do go north, you can take my place as Whiffworld ambassador to the far North!!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on March 14, 2020, 02:42:31 pm
I live in  Lancashire Kit,  ;D ;D ;D
Although  moving to Cumbria  could be on the cards  soon.

I used to live in Carlisle until 5 1/2 years ago. If you do go north, you can take my place as Whiffworld ambassador to the far North!!
I would be  honoured  Rheged ;D
I am  considering  south Cumbria  somewhere, not that I will be in the house  often  as I will be in the lakes  drowning worms  more often than not  ;D
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on March 14, 2020, 02:46:18 pm
I live in  Lancashire Kit,  ;D ;D ;D
Although  moving to Cumbria  could be on the cards  soon.

I used to live in Carlisle until 5 1/2 years ago. If you do go north, you can take my place as Whiffworld ambassador to the far North!!

There are quite a few of us from further north than that!

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Rheged on March 14, 2020, 03:55:19 pm
I live in  Lancashire Kit,  ;D ;D ;D
Although  moving to Cumbria  could be on the cards  soon.

I used to live in Carlisle until 5 1/2 years ago. If you do go north, you can take my place as Whiffworld ambassador to the far North!!

There are quite a few of us from further north than that!

Gondor

Amended comment  "......the far north OF ENGLAND"
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 14, 2020, 04:34:09 pm
Hoo!  Are yeez wantin te tek my job, ye thieving pikies?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Weaver on March 14, 2020, 06:53:49 pm
An Airfix B-N Islander kit from Chrisonord's sale, which took FIVE WEEKS to get to me from Cumbria! :banghead:

I could have walked there and back in that time, goodness knows what the PO were doing with it!! 

And a Hasegawa XF5U-1 Flying Pancake, one of my 'Holy Grail' kits.  :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:
I live in  Lancashire Kit,  ;D ;D ;D
Although  moving to Cumbria  could be on the cards  soon.

Ah, that explains it: it's the customs tariffs and inspections at the Lancashire/Cheshire border that held it up. Chris probably didn't fill in page 17 of the end-user document properly...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 14, 2020, 08:33:33 pm

Ah, that explains it: it's the customs tariffs and inspections at the Lancashire/Cheshire border that held it up. Chris probably didn't fill in page 17 of the end-user document properly...


Ah yes, that'd be it.

Sending round the world the other way would have been faster, then it wouldn't have had to cross that border...….
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on March 15, 2020, 06:28:02 am

Ah, that explains it: it's the customs tariffs and inspections at the Lancashire/Cheshire border that held it up. Chris probably didn't fill in page 17 of the end-user document properly...


Ah yes, that'd be it.

Sending round the world the other way would have been faster, then it wouldn't have had to cross that border...….

None of these. Poor old Royal Mail had to go and buy a boat to get it through the various floods, that's if the post box hadn't floated away in the first place  ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 15, 2020, 06:31:15 am

Ah, that explains it: it's the customs tariffs and inspections at the Lancashire/Cheshire border that held it up. Chris probably didn't fill in page 17 of the end-user document properly...


Ah yes, that'd be it.

Sending round the world the other way would have been faster, then it wouldn't have had to cross that border...….

None of these. Poor old Royal Mail had to go and buy a boat to get it through the various floods, that's if the post box hadn't floated away in the first place  ;)


It certainly looked like that when it arrived, yes.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/5339/diMrfL.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on March 15, 2020, 07:20:57 am
Ordered from BNA Models;

1 x RB Models 1/35 Shackles with Wired Pin 4pcs (H:7.6, D: 4.6, r: 1.0) for Different Military Vehicle (RB 10374A)
1 x Airfix 1/72 North American Mitchell Mk.II (AX06018) - this is the B-25C/D Mitchell with markings for RAF service
1 x Airfix 1/72 British Medium Bomber Vickers Wellington Mk.IC (AX08019)
1 x Eduard 1/72 Vickers Wellington Mk.Ia/c Super Detail Set for Airfix kits (ED SIN67218)
1 x Scale Aircraft Conversion 1/72 Vickers Wellington Mk.1A/D Landing Gear for Airfix kits (SAC-72166)
1 x Reskit 1/72 US B-25 Mitchell Wheels Set for Hasegawa/Airfix/AZ-model/FROG/Heller/Italeri kits (RS72-0087)

With the exception of the shackles, these are for my ever growing 1/72 twin-engined bomber fettish. ;)

Some 1/48 purists (like me) will be upset with me but cost & space considerations have to come into play somewhere along the line. :angel:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on March 15, 2020, 07:27:22 am

It certainly looked like that when it arrived, yes.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/5339/diMrfL.jpg)


And I thought my handwriting was bad  :o :blink:

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nick on March 15, 2020, 10:21:02 am
Went into my local model shop and one of these caught my eye. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/dreammodel-dm-720011-z-19-black-whirlwind--1243802

Sadly, on opening the box we found that the clear canopy was smashed. With luck he'll have a replacement from his supplier by Friday and I can pick the kit up on Saturday.  :thumbsup:

They phoned me on Friday morning, I finally got in there on Saturday afternoon and I am now the proud owner of a Z-19 Black Whirlwind!
I admit it cost me more than online or Hannants but you know, support your local model shop!

It looks good in the box, I've put a quick review on my thread. Nicks Notes (https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=37884.msg873623#msg873623)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on March 15, 2020, 03:08:44 pm

It certainly looked like that when it arrived, yes.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/5339/diMrfL.jpg)


And I thought my handwriting was bad  :o :blink:

Gondor
The joys of  arthritis  and nerve damage  Alastair.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: major on March 15, 2020, 06:54:17 pm
An Airfix B-N Islander kit from Chrisonord's sale, which took FIVE WEEKS to get to me from Cumbria! :banghead:


WOW!! :o

Received a Parcel from Chrisnord, all the way to sunny Ireland, in THREE DAYS! :thumbsup:

I'd have a word with your postie Kit! I think they might have been using it for resting their tea mugs on! ;D

Oh, My package from Chris contained,

Lee E-2c Hawkeye
Matchbox  Buckeye
Italeri  HH-60 Seahawk
Hasegawa  fuji t-1a

And on the subject of postage and stash additions,
from BNA modelworld,
AOA Decals, 1/72 Vietnamese Spads Vol.1 (Kitnut's fault! F-82's in Vietnam)
They cost HALF the price, inc. p+p, than I could get anywhere in europe, and arrived in record time, even with 'snailmail'.

And, from TwoBobs clearance sale,
72-088 T-2C VT Buckeyes #1
72-089 T-2C VT Buckeyes #2 (with a very attractive 75th anniversary markings)
72-096 F/A-18E/F VFA-106/VX-9 Naval Centennial
All for the princely sum of $14 american dollars, inc.p+p, and arrived in FOUR days!

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

And, that's my lot for the rest of the year,(if not longer) coz', on friday, the other half has been laid off work!
Travel industry is 'fugged', due to the CoVid-19 thing!

Cheers... Ray
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on March 15, 2020, 11:18:32 pm

The joys of  arthritis  and nerve damage  Alastair.


Sorry to hear that Chris.

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on March 16, 2020, 10:07:13 am

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

And, that's my lot for the rest of the year,(if not longer) coz', on friday, the other half has been laid off work!
Travel industry is 'fugged', due to the CoVid-19 thing!

Cheers... Ray

I hope the OH is not out of work for too long, Ray.

The decal sheets seem good. The new Xtradecal MiG-17 sheet https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X72313 is worth having too. Ugandan, Madagascar and Burkino Faso options and LOTS of whiff potential. I have several planned.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: major on March 16, 2020, 01:18:41 pm

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

And, that's my lot for the rest of the year,(if not longer) coz', on friday, the other half has been laid off work!
Travel industry is 'fugged', due to the CoVid-19 thing!

Cheers... Ray

I hope the OH is not out of work for too long, Ray.

The decal sheets seem good. The new Xtradecal MiG-17 sheet https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/X72313 is worth having too. Ugandan, Madagascar and Burkino Faso options and LOTS of whiff potential. I have several planned.

Cheers Howard.  :thumbsup:

Shur' just going to have to wait and see what happens, but It's not looking good for business in Ireland.
Approximately 140,000 people over the weekend were laid off, mainly service/tourism/hospitality industries.

I'm just going to have to think twice, and three times before I hit that 'Buy now' button! :wacko:

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 16, 2020, 06:00:29 pm
Also ordered 3x10ml jars of Tamiya XF-86 Flat clear on Ebay.

Arrived today! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 16, 2020, 07:25:34 pm
The Phallanx class starship I ordered from Madman's Shipyard waaaay back in January has finally docked and I collect her on Wednesday. Mind, I had to cough 30 notes of gold pressed Latinum to release her from the Ferengi Post Office...

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Martin H on March 17, 2020, 01:30:10 am
The Phallanx class starship I ordered from Madman's Shipyard waaaay back in January has finally docked and I collect her on Wednesday. Mind, I had to cough 30 notes of gold pressed Latinum to release her from the Ferengi Post Office...


of which at least 12 notes is the handling fee.................
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 17, 2020, 11:29:01 am
The Phallanx class starship I ordered from Madman's Shipyard waaaay back in January has finally docked and I collect her on Wednesday. Mind, I had to cough 30 notes of gold pressed Latinum to release her from the Ferengi Post Office...




of which at least 12 notes is the handling fee.................


Surely under the current regime they're not allowed to handle things...………. ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on March 17, 2020, 12:23:59 pm
Another Airfix Fairey Rotodyne and Airfix Bristol Superfreighter.
New to me is the Airfix Rockwell Bronco.
A second DC-6B securite with instructions this time.
Two started projects;
1/48 Tamiya A-10A Thunderbolt II
1/72 vacform HS Nimrod MR.1,  no landing gear or decals,  everything else is cut out. Just needs PSR and gluing together.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on March 18, 2020, 03:27:17 am
You should all be aware that international post delivery times are all over the place at the moment because of you know what.

Take any quoted timescales with a very large pinch of salt and don't expect to get anything quickly.  I wouldn't even rely on International Express getting through when it is meant to.
Signatures on delivery are also out of the window as people will be avoiding contact between delivery drivers and customers.

I can't comment on local postal services.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 18, 2020, 06:07:54 am
It seems 'signed for' packets in the UK are being accepted as having arrived if the postie adds their own signature with the caveat 'Covid-19' added too!

I've not had any experience of this myself yet, but I've had three people tell me so.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on March 19, 2020, 01:07:07 am
It seems 'signed for' packets in the UK are being accepted as having arrived if the postie adds their own signature with the caveat 'Covid-19' added too!

I've not had any experience of this myself yet, but I've had three people tell me so.
They have stopped using the pad for your signature at the Royal Mail depots as well.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on March 19, 2020, 02:14:38 am
When delivering parcels over the counter in the post office we have been told customers are not to sign for them so as to avoid us coming into contact with them.  We put their names into the scanner and sign "CV" on the screen for them.
Of course this is all bollocks because before that stage they have handed us the card the postie left in their letter box along with their ID.
We have also been instructed to continue to try to sell them a signature on delivery when they lodge a parcel.

Today I stood there and watched an elderly male customer lick his fingers before pulling notes out of his wallet and hand them to me.  I suppose I should have said something but I really couldn't be bothered so I just took it, put it in the till and then went and washed my hands.
I probly then gave it as change to the next customer...

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: JayBee on March 19, 2020, 07:01:48 am
Just recieved from the Big H, all in 1/72 scale.

Trumpeter M4A3E8 Sherman
Italeri M60A1
2X Airfix De Havilland Heron MKII
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 19, 2020, 11:53:26 am
Our buddy Old Wombat has sent along a care package with a delightful surprise!!   I normally HATE surprises but I like these kinds.  ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/OSD6vRR.jpg)

I was expecting Il-96 Airliner (and these aren't the easiest things to get ahold of, either...  Not impossible, but not easy for a reasonable price) but there's a Kfir in there too and you know I love me some Israeli stuff!  And fancy that, I don't have one.... now I do!   :-\ :mellow: :mellow:


Thanks, Guy!!! I've only bought maybe 5-6 models the last half year so this was a most welcome couple of additions for me.  :mellow: :mellow:

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on March 19, 2020, 09:22:16 pm
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 20, 2020, 02:46:13 am
Ah, a Kfir - SO much potential...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on March 20, 2020, 05:52:40 am
Many thanks to Colin at freightdog models  for  the purchase of  a flock of firestreak missiles.  They are in one  piece which  for me is a big bonus.  I have a few hopefully  easy build projects  coming up  for them to  go on :thumbsup:
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TheChronicOne on March 20, 2020, 10:23:00 am
Ah, a Kfir - SO much potential...  :thumbsup:


Yeah buddy.... I'd like to make one of the "Enemy Aircraft" in Iron Eagle that were Kfirs with red and gold (I think) roundels and markings for "Arab state of Bilya." 

(https://i.imgur.com/9bnHd6h.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 21, 2020, 02:57:03 am
A small(-ish) packet from Big H stuffed with a baker's dozen of Quickboost stuff, ranging from Griffon Spitfire cowlings to every unsold Wyvern exhaust in the county.  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 21, 2020, 12:52:15 pm
As someone who has used them, the Griffon Spitfire cowlings are less than they could or indeed should be.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on March 23, 2020, 10:29:25 pm
Won off eBay:
1/43 Airfix 3 car Rally set
1/72 Airfix aircraft recovery set
1/72 Revell Twin Otter with optional floats
1/72 HS 748 IAF AWACS
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on March 24, 2020, 02:20:59 am
Received from Old Wombat.

All the parts of the Airfix 1/72 Vosper MTB he is not using to build his 1/35 RAM SBS Fast Boat (as far as I can tell this seems to be everything bar the hull and deck basically).  Some are earmarked for the long planned future build of Captain Fat Hamsters Sky Pirate airship while others will, time permitting, become a more modern high speed torpedo boat - possibly a hydrofoil.
Thanks Womby, you're a star.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 24, 2020, 05:18:48 am
The 20 mm Bofors in that MTB kit is a little gem! It's the only bit of mine I've actually built!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on March 24, 2020, 07:40:53 am
The 20 mm Bofors in that MTB kit is a little gem! It's the only bit of mine I've actually built!

Hate to be the one to tell you, Kit, but it's a twin 20mm Oerlikon. :angel:

Just a note on the MTB kit: First produced in 1972 & only re-boxed since (no changes to mouldings), I think it's showing its age. There's quite a bit of flash, some of the detail's a bit weaker than I remember from the first one I built (some 45 years ago), the sides of the hull were S-shaped, & nothing seems to have a very positive fit (OK, this is just the hull, as I sent pretty-much the rest to Fred) but I remember the hull of the first MTB kit I built seemed to almost "click" into position. Perhaps time for Airfix to look at re-tooling this one.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 24, 2020, 07:47:25 am
I'll believe you, I only know about .303s and 25 pounders.  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on March 25, 2020, 03:16:00 am
The 20 mm Bofors in that MTB kit is a little gem! It's the only bit of mine I've actually built!

Hate to be the one to tell you, Kit, but it's a twin 20mm Oerlikon. :angel:

Just a note on the MTB kit: First produced in 1972 & only re-boxed since (no changes to mouldings), I think it's showing its age. There's quite a bit of flash, some of the detail's a bit weaker than I remember from the first one I built (some 45 years ago), the sides of the hull were S-shaped, & nothing seems to have a very positive fit (OK, this is just the hull, as I sent pretty-much the rest to Fred) but I remember the hull of the first MTB kit I built seemed to almost "click" into position. Perhaps time for Airfix to look at re-tooling this one.

Every propeller blade has an ejector pin mark on it.  If you want one of these to build i'd suggest getting the oldest you can find.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on March 25, 2020, 10:45:38 am
Rescued from the Postal Sorting office

1 x 1/72 Italeri Ju 188 which I think is the orijonal boxing

Gondor

P.S. I checked Scalemates and found out it was indeed the first relece in 1973 makeing it Forty Seven years old!  :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 27, 2020, 05:16:11 pm
Ebay auction win for 23€, tracked shipping from the UK included...

(https://i.imgur.com/I1hzp0Z.jpg)

Finally got my hands on the Italeri 1/72 OH-58A and it came with the Apache... Funny fact, the Apache is one of the chopper designs that don't really appeal to me and still, i already have 3 1/72 kits of it in the stash... :unsure:
Oh well, guess that means more parts in the donor bank... :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on March 27, 2020, 05:37:36 pm
I have  several of these  up for grabs, including the kiowa warrior
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 27, 2020, 08:41:46 pm
I have  several of these  up for grabs, including the kiowa warrior

 :o :o Didn't see them in your listing... :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on March 28, 2020, 02:37:07 am
I think I  put one foen in my first lot of kits , if you want any more  Rui, I  will put you  one  aside.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on March 28, 2020, 04:43:26 am
I think I  put one foen in my first lot of kits , if you want any more  Rui, I  will put you  one  aside.
Chris

PM sent, brotha!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on March 30, 2020, 05:29:27 am
I've got Warner Brothers official stickers,  picked up a set at Wilko. Tesco wouldn't sell me any washing machine powder or tabs so I went to Wilko instead and whilst waiting in the cue. They are ideal for my larger builds. A coat of clear gloss will be needed for the finishing touch.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on March 30, 2020, 01:51:54 pm
Some months ago I placed a pre-order for an Atlantis reboxing of the Aurora 1/72 AH-56A Cheyenne Helicopter. An email just now informs me it is now being shipped to me.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 30, 2020, 02:25:22 pm
Oooooooh, that's got to be worth seeing!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TallEng on March 31, 2020, 02:21:21 am
Received yesterday,
all 1/72 and all from Vallom: S.A. Twin Pioneer, and Bristol Buckingham C.1 and a Buckmaster T.Mk.1
might make a PR version of the Buckingham, apparently one was proposed as the type 169 and mocked up.
Have to see what I can find out, but my references are quite thin in that direction.

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on March 31, 2020, 02:34:10 am
Just ordered from BNA Model World in Melbourne:

1 x DEF Model 1/35 USMC AH-1Z Viper Pilot set for Academy kits (DEF-DF35020)
1 x DEF Model 1/35 Centurion Mk.3 Mantlet w/Canvas Cover set for AFV Club kits (DEF-DM35096)
1 x Black Dog 1/35 Universal Ammo Boxes (BD-T35040)
1 x Eduard 1/72 Vickers Wellington Mk.Ia/C Detail-up Set for Airfix kits (ED 73639)
1 x Special Hobby 1/72 French Breguet Br.693AB.2 Attack-Bomber (SH72396)
1 x Special Hobby 1/72 Boston Mk.IV/V "The Last Version in RAF and Free French Service" (SH72413)
1 x Hasegawa Models 1/72 Kawasaki Ki48-II Type 99 Light Bomber Lily (Box Damaged) (HA 02287-DA)
1 x Yahu Models 1/72 Mosquito NF Mk.II / FB Mk.VI Instrument Panel for Hasegawa/Tamiya kits (YMA7260)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on March 31, 2020, 03:52:33 am
Received yesterday,
all 1/72 and all from Vallom: S.A. Twin Pioneer, and Bristol Buckingham C.1 and a Buckmaster T.Mk.1
might make a PR version of the Buckingham, apparently one was proposed as the type 169 and mocked up.
Have to see what I can find out, but my references are quite thin in that direction.

Regards
Keith

There's nothing in the Tony Buttler Warpaint on the Brigand and that's pretty much the only decent reference on the later Bristol twins (although there was a Aviation News mini monograph on the Brigand which mentions the Buckingham - I'll have a flip through it later).  I'd thought about it and I'd delete the guns and the upper turret, drill a couple of holes in the bomb bay, spray it overall PRU Blue and add SEAC markings.

The Valom kit looks nice in the box but fit - if the Brigand is anything to go by - is iffy.  Mind, it has got to be a better fit than the Magna one.  I've done his Brigand and Buckingham and the undercarriage still gives me PTSD now...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 31, 2020, 05:27:19 am

…....delete the guns and the upper turret, drill a couple of holes in the bomb bay, spray it overall PRU Blue and add SEAC markings.


And fit longer wings...……………..  ;D ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on March 31, 2020, 05:39:25 am
Just ordered from BNA Model World in Melbourne:

1 x Special Hobby 1/72 French Breguet Br.693AB.2 Attack-Bomber (SH72396)
1 x Special Hobby 1/72 Boston Mk.IV/V "The Last Version in RAF and Free French Service" (SH72413)
1 x Hasegawa Models 1/72 Kawasaki Ki48-II Type 99 Light Bomber Lily (Box Damaged) (HA 02287-DA)
1 x Yahu Models 1/72 Mosquito NF Mk.II / FB Mk.VI Instrument Panel for Hasegawa/Tamiya kits (YMA7260)

Oh you continue to tread the path of righteousness as regards scale I see  :angel: As you know I'm a big fan of Yahu  :thumbsup:

I've got the Breguet and the Boston and they are nice kits, require a little work, but only the same as most SH kits of that period. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on March 31, 2020, 09:39:55 am
Picked up for the local Post Office and the sorting office the following

! x 1/72 Masegawa Ju 188A/E to be real world but not necessarily as per the box.

1 x 1/72 Special Hobby SMB-2 Super Mystere / Sa'ar Dual Pack & Book  :thumbsup:  This means I now have four of the Special Hobby kits of the SMB-2/Sa'ar kits which allows me to do all three operators and both engine versions in Israeli service as well in various colour schemes too. Lots of bits left over as well. Several of those bing Napalm tanks  :blink:

Gondor

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 01, 2020, 02:47:45 am
The book looks interesting, with many good photos.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on April 01, 2020, 03:27:03 am
The book looks interesting, with many good photos.

And if I had hung on and waited I could have ordered from eBay for almost £9 cheaper  :banghead:

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on April 01, 2020, 04:37:27 am
Just ordered from BNA Model World in Melbourne:

1 x Special Hobby 1/72 French Breguet Br.693AB.2 Attack-Bomber (SH72396)
1 x Special Hobby 1/72 Boston Mk.IV/V "The Last Version in RAF and Free French Service" (SH72413)
1 x Hasegawa Models 1/72 Kawasaki Ki48-II Type 99 Light Bomber Lily (Box Damaged) (HA 02287-DA)
1 x Yahu Models 1/72 Mosquito NF Mk.II / FB Mk.VI Instrument Panel for Hasegawa/Tamiya kits (YMA7260)

Oh you continue to tread the path of righteousness as regards scale I see  :angel: As you know I'm a big fan of Yahu  :thumbsup:

I've got the Breguet and the Boston and they are nice kits, require a little work, but only the same as most SH kits of that period.

Only in regard to some WW2 twin-engined bombers. ;D I'm blaming you if it doesn't work! :wacko:

Good to know. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on April 01, 2020, 04:46:30 am
Collected an eBay purchase today

1 x 1/72 Special Hobby Heinkel He 162A Spatz

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 01, 2020, 05:51:06 am
A four pack of decals from the Big H arrived at my 'temporary home' just now, mostly white letters of various sizes but also some Aeronavale markings for the Mirage F1P.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on April 02, 2020, 04:34:22 am
Having converted an unexpected windfall into a $50 Ebay voucher I today received these from Metro Hobbies in Melbourne.

More amphibious Aussie armour.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49727341382_2043dfa9c3_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iLeC7S)20200402_173058 (https://flic.kr/p/2iLeC7S) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

And this which I built as a youth.  Back then I was probably attracted by the number of guns mounted on it.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49727341462_836d3880bf_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iLeC9f)20200402_172959_001 (https://flic.kr/p/2iLeC9f) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on April 02, 2020, 06:41:28 am
Another two play worn Corgi 1/43 scale diecast vehicles;
Rover 3500 Police car with opening boot, bonnet and doors. The blue flashing light is still intact.
Corgi Major Chubb Pathfinder Airport Crash Truck; no hose but everything else is in good condition,  just needs a battery  :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on April 03, 2020, 12:32:53 am
Having converted an unexpected windfall into a $50 Ebay voucher I today received these from Metro Hobbies in Melbourne.

And this which I built as a youth.  Back then I was probably attracted by the number of guns mounted on it.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49727341462_836d3880bf_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iLeC9f)20200402_172959_001 (https://flic.kr/p/2iLeC9f) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

I have one in the stash ... I still am! ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on April 04, 2020, 05:13:47 am
Just received from the Big yellow H

1 x 1/72 Master Spitfire E wing Late Hispano 20mm cannons & .50 Cal in fairings

1 x 1/72 Xtradecal X72178 decals Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV Collection

Both ideal for a few real world spitfire builds I have in mind.

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on April 05, 2020, 05:52:29 am
From the Big H, only took 2 days  :thumbsup:

Special Hobby 1/72 Heinkel He 162. Probably do it RAI or Hungarian ?

AZ 1/72 Curtis Mohawk Mk IV. Over Burma boxing. Probably do this real world as I've built a few wif Mohawks.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nils on April 05, 2020, 10:49:32 am
just placed a new order for some quarantine relief  ;D

-Airfix 1/72 DH heron
-Zvezda 1/144 Tupolev Tu204C Cargo
-Zvezda 1/144 Irkut MC-21
-Zvezda 1/144 Messerschmitt Bf109F
-Platz 1/144 P-51D Mustang dual combo.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 05, 2020, 08:42:43 pm
Nils! I have done something similar.

From Hannants I await two C-130 decal sheets and some ELINT aerials in 1/72 and from another supplier some OO scale model railway bits
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 06, 2020, 05:00:01 am
AZ 1/72 Curtis Mohawk Mk IV. Over Burma boxing. Probably do this real world as I've built a few wif Mohawks.

How about a post-war Burmese air force Mohawk? Later replaced by Spitfires and Sea Furies...  ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on April 06, 2020, 05:04:23 am
From a radio control shop in Queensland I received a number of Testors Model Master enamels.  All the US automotive engine colours I was after except for Hemi Orange - Chrysler, Ford, GM & Pontiac Blues, Ford & GM Oranges and Chrysler Red.
All sent through the post in one parcel without anything exploding or spontaneously combusting.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 06, 2020, 05:46:51 am
I wonder if they'd post some to me?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on April 06, 2020, 05:51:55 am
I wonder if they'd post some to me?

You could try them.
https://www.rcmodelaircraft.com.au
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 06, 2020, 05:57:00 am
Magic, thanks Fred.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on April 06, 2020, 11:43:08 pm
From the eBay Fairy
1/72 Bandai Resistance X-Wing "The Force Awakens"

From Sprue Brothers
1/48 Hase P-40E Warhawk
1/48 F9 "Gray Panthers" decal sheet
1/48 Eduard Fabric USN & RAF seat belts/harnesses
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 07, 2020, 05:50:52 am
I wonder if they'd post some to me?

You could try them.
https://www.rcmodelaircraft.com.au


As I suspected they can't ship overseas. Ho hum. :(
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on April 08, 2020, 05:15:41 am
I wonder if they'd post some to me?

You could try them.
https://www.rcmodelaircraft.com.au


As I suspected they can't ship overseas. Ho hum. :(

Being enamel paints they will not be allowed to ship them by air.
You can't get away with lying about the contents of overseas parcels anymore as each one is x-rayed before it is allowed on an aircraft.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 08, 2020, 05:18:23 am
Like my long awaited Halfords Grey Primer, I wonder how they got there in the first place...…

6 days and counting since I ordered my primer.  :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on April 08, 2020, 05:33:03 am
By sea probly

You can still get parcels posted from 'straya to the UK by sea BTW.  But they have to be over 2kg.  Which is a lot of paint.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 08, 2020, 05:33:53 am

  Which is a lot of paint.


Hmmmmmmmm…………………  ;D ;D ;) ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on April 08, 2020, 05:51:33 am

You can still get parcels posted from 'straya to the UK by sea BTW.  But they have to be over 2kg.  Which is a lot of paint.

I didn't realise there was a minimum weight for sea mail ? You live and learn  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 08, 2020, 09:22:17 am
From the Big H....

1/72 Xtradecal sheet for 50 years of RAF Hercules operations
1/72 Xtradecal sheet for 100 years of 47 Squadron RAF

2x packets of 1/72 Flightpath ELINT aerials.

The decal sheets each come with bonus aircraft. One has a 9 Squadron Tiffie and the other a FAA F35. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nick on April 08, 2020, 03:11:55 pm
From the Big H....

1/72 Xtradecal sheet for 50 years of RAF Hercules operations


I was walking through Epping Forest last week and thinking that the last time I'd gone that way was after an airshow at North Weald.
Why do I recall that particular location in the forest? The C-130 that had just done the show flew right past me at low level, low enough to see the copilot waving at me out of the cockpit.  :lol:
When? Well, the Hercules had a big '25' on the tail for the 25th anniversary of RAF Herks....

Pretty sure it was this one and at this show!  :wub: - https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/6175346
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 08, 2020, 03:16:48 pm
IIRC it would have been that one Nick. The Brize C-130 Squadrons all did the display bird jointly, with all their badges on the nose.

What a splendid scheme that is too.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 08, 2020, 07:20:17 pm
IIRC it would have been that one Nick. The Brize C-130 Squadrons all did the display bird jointly, with all their badges on the nose.

What a splendid scheme that is too.  :thumbsup:

The 47 Squadron scheme IS good. Such that I might have to buy the right 1/72 C-130 to go with it. Opps hang on two.... as the 25th anniversary scheme might look good next to the 50th anniversary one.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 09, 2020, 04:25:55 am
Two correct drop tanks for my Mirage F1P project, thanks muchly Gondor.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on April 09, 2020, 09:07:39 pm
From the eBay Fairy a Tamiya 1/48 Meteor F.1
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nils on April 10, 2020, 01:56:53 am
just placed a new order for some quarantine relief  ;D

-Airfix 1/72 DH heron
-Zvezda 1/144 Tupolev Tu204C Cargo
-Zvezda 1/144 Irkut MC-21
-Zvezda 1/144 Messerschmitt Bf109F
-Platz 1/144 P-51D Mustang dual combo.

arrived yesterday :)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on April 10, 2020, 02:50:01 am
Bought yesterday from a guy a couple of streets from my work:

1 x Azur 1/72 Hanriot H232/2
1 x Akkura 1/72 PLZ 50 Jastrab (twin pack)
1 x Revell 1/48 Arado Ar 234 C-3
1 x Trumpeter 1/35 Italian Pume 4x4 AFV

When I saw these online I thought the PLZ 50 was a 1/48 kit & the Ar 234 was 1/72, so I was a bit taken aback when I saw them, then thought "Meh, why not" & bought them anyway. Only the PLZ 50 box has been opened, & the contents in there are still in their plastic bag, so a good sign everything should be in them.

He also put aside another 3 kits for me to buy next week. ;D

I honestly have no firm idea of what I want to do with any of them, except the Puma AFV - if I can find the time, it's going to be a fire-fighting vehicle for the Firefighters GB over on BtS.

I'm thinking I may build one of the PLZ 50's as one of the two OoB options & use the other Polish markings on the Hanriot, which may be modded from a trainer into a light bomber.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on April 10, 2020, 05:50:04 am

1 x Akkura 1/72 PLZ 50 Jastrab (twin pack)


I acquired this twin boxing fairly recently. It's the same kit as the Polair one I have in the stash but at least Akkura cleaned the tools up. The Polair one is probably the worse kit I have in the stash  :-\

Have a plan to do one as a naval type, the other will probably be real world so I can get a full collection of PZL types. That's the plan anyway  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 10, 2020, 08:19:51 am
Bought yesterday from a guy a couple of streets from my work:

1 x Revell 1/48 Arado Ar 234 C-3


In the manner that the Czech's and Israel had the Avia S-199 why not put this in some eastern European airforce markings c 1950?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 10, 2020, 10:01:12 am
A cheap Revell Stearman Kaydet for the donor bank...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on April 10, 2020, 12:30:20 pm
Just won on eBay;
1/144 B-52H
1/72 Mach2  Bristol Britannia  RAF
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on April 10, 2020, 11:44:05 pm
Bought yesterday from a guy a couple of streets from my work:

1 x Revell 1/48 Arado Ar 234 C-3


In the manner that the Czech's and Israel had the Avia S-199 why not put this in some eastern European airforce markings c 1950?

Hmm?! I do have lots of Czech markings. ;D

And I can put one of those cool Czech "amoeba" type camo schemes on it! :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on April 11, 2020, 12:24:08 am
Bought yesterday from a guy a couple of streets from my work:

1 x Revell 1/48 Arado Ar 234 C-3


In the manner that the Czech's and Israel had the Avia S-199 why not put this in some eastern European airforce markings c 1950?

Hmm?! I do have lots of Czech markings. ;D

And I can put one of those cool Czech "amoeba" type camo schemes on it! :mellow:

Or, why not one of the smaller Western European Airforces?  Greece, Portugal, Ireland...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on April 11, 2020, 05:07:21 am
Bought yesterday from a guy a couple of streets from my work:

1 x Revell 1/48 Arado Ar 234 C-3


In the manner that the Czech's and Israel had the Avia S-199 why not put this in some eastern European airforce markings c 1950?

Hmm?! I do have lots of Czech markings. ;D

And I can put one of those cool Czech "amoeba" type camo schemes on it! :mellow:

Or, why not one of the smaller Western European Airforces?  Greece, Portugal, Ireland...

I'd have to look but I'm fairly sure I don't have any markings suitable for any of those ... or any other, for that matter.

Lots of unwanted US markings, though. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on April 11, 2020, 10:11:37 pm
Another visit from the eBay Fairy today:

1/48 Xtradecal TSR.2 What-If Decal sheet Part 2
1/48 Kinetic T-Harrier (T.4, T.8, TAV-8A)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 12, 2020, 11:51:00 am
On order from ebay:  Magna Supermarine Swift F7

Less than 20 notes and post free.  That'll do for for a camouflaged version toting Firestreaks rather than the cumbersome Fireflashes.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 13, 2020, 02:14:22 am
Bought yesterday from a guy a couple of streets from my work:

1 x Revell 1/48 Arado Ar 234 C-3


In the manner that the Czech's and Israel had the Avia S-199 why not put this in some eastern European airforce markings c 1950?

Hmm?! I do have lots of Czech markings. ;D

And I can put one of those cool Czech "amoeba" type camo schemes on it! :mellow:

THAT sounds interesting. Or alternatively IDF markings, after the Czech Ar 234s were sold to Israel?  ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on April 13, 2020, 03:48:45 am
Bought yesterday from a guy a couple of streets from my work:

1 x Revell 1/48 Arado Ar 234 C-3


In the manner that the Czech's and Israel had the Avia S-199 why not put this in some eastern European airforce markings c 1950?

Hmm?! I do have lots of Czech markings. ;D

And I can put one of those cool Czech "amoeba" type camo schemes on it! :mellow:

Or, why not one of the smaller Western European Airforces?  Greece, Portugal, Ireland...

I'd have to look but I'm fairly sure I don't have any markings suitable for any of those ... or any other, for that matter.

Lots of unwanted US markings, though. :rolleyes:

I'm sure I could find something suitable for you if you wanted.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on April 13, 2020, 08:23:10 am
Bought yesterday from a guy a couple of streets from my work:

1 x Revell 1/48 Arado Ar 234 C-3


In the manner that the Czech's and Israel had the Avia S-199 why not put this in some eastern European airforce markings c 1950?

Hmm?! I do have lots of Czech markings. ;D

And I can put one of those cool Czech "amoeba" type camo schemes on it! :mellow:

Or, why not one of the smaller Western European Airforces?  Greece, Portugal, Ireland...

I'd have to look but I'm fairly sure I don't have any markings suitable for any of those ... or any other, for that matter.

Lots of unwanted US markings, though. :rolleyes:

I'm sure I could find something suitable for you if you wanted.   :thumbsup:

'S OK, Fred, I have a paternal affinity with the Czechs & a whole sheet of Czech roundels & ID markings (much more than I need for the few Whifs I have planned), so I'll stick with that.

Thanks for the offer, though! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 13, 2020, 08:54:35 am
On order from ebay in the Ukraine:

Pepelatz Blohm und Voss P207.03, which looks like this:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ZJ0AAOSwZxZegJIW/s-l1600.jpg)

I've been waiting for one of these for well over twenty years...

It was only afterward I started thinking of a British version using an Attacker with a buried Centaurus and a contraprop on the back.  Must get that Swift nose done...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on April 13, 2020, 09:15:24 am
Quite a nice looking aircraft. &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 13, 2020, 09:32:03 am
It's quite restrained for Blohm und Voss...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on April 13, 2020, 11:59:27 am
I likenthe look of that Lee , it looks to have  a lot of wiff potential.  :thumbsup:
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on April 13, 2020, 04:36:34 pm
Bumper day at my COVID Bunker!

From the eBay Fairy:

Tamiya Swordfish on floats
Tamiya Spitfire Mk.1 (the old one)
Tamiya Mosquito FB.VI/NF.II

All in 1/48, all one lot, with the Swordfish and Spitfire including PE, all for $40.

From the nice people at Hannants:

HobbyBoss BAe Hawk 200
MaxDecal Irish Air Corps 1990-2020 collection

The Hawk and Irish decals are earmarked in hopes that the "Small Nations" GB goes ahead this year. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: nighthunter on April 13, 2020, 08:30:31 pm
So, a load of kits since my last post.

1/144 Su-27 Naval Flanker
1/144 DML MiG-23 Flogger Luftwaffe ed
1/72 Monogram Curtiss F11C Goshawk
1/72 UM BA-10 Armored Car (Χ2)
- one for a special project and the other don't know yet.
1/72 Airfix Bristol Beaufighter (Classic mold)

OTW:
1/400 USS Noa Clemson-class DD
- to be turned into USS Walker

Pending:
1/144 Hasegawa F4F Wildcat
1/144 Hasegawa P-38J Lightning
1/144 Hasegawa Hawker Hurricane
1/144 FW-190A Strike
1/144 DML Tornado F3
1/72 Aero L-59 Albatross (Rhodesian Air Force)

There might be one or two more that I've forgotten, not bad considering its been two months, lol
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TheChronicOne on April 13, 2020, 09:04:33 pm
On order from ebay in the Ukraine:

Pepelatz Blohm und Voss P207.03, which looks like this:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ZJ0AAOSwZxZegJIW/s-l1600.jpg)

I've been waiting for one of these for well over twenty years...

It was only afterward I started thinking of a British version using an Attacker with a buried Centaurus and a contraprop on the back.  Must get that Swift nose done...

That is cool...... it would be nice to have multiples of that one(well, for me anyway.... in a perfect world). One to build as normal, one or two to put into "captured" or some other whif simple paint swap and then others for making new planes!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on April 14, 2020, 02:30:23 am
I'm seeing A10 shapes in that Blohm & Voss.  I like the underslung vertical tail.  I'm a sucker for them.

Today I received a Hasegawa 1/72 Mirage F1.C from South Australia.  Thank you Guy.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 14, 2020, 03:32:04 am
On order from ebay in the Ukraine:

Pepelatz Blohm und Voss P207.03, which looks like this:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ZJ0AAOSwZxZegJIW/s-l1600.jpg)

I've been waiting for one of these for well over twenty years...

It was only afterward I started thinking of a British version using an Attacker with a buried Centaurus and a contraprop on the back.  Must get that Swift nose done...

That is cool...... it would be nice to have multiples of that one(well, for me anyway.... in a perfect world). One to build as normal, one or two to put into "captured" or some other whif simple paint swap and then others for making new planes!

It's not that difficult a shape to scratchbodge.  Back end of a Matchbox Do 335, Novo Attacker wings (solid wheel wells but the wing is in two halves so you can change placement).  Not sure what you could use for the forward fuselage, but some early jet is possible - Airfix Meteor?
Some info here: http://www.luft46.com/bv/bv207-3.html

3 view
(http://www.luft46.com/bv/3bb207-3.jpg)

I never did it, despite starting it with a load of cut plastic card shapes, due to sheer laziness and then dropping out of Luftwaffe altogether.  I will be doing this one as a captured one in RAF colours and possible with a squadron code.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Snowtrooper on April 14, 2020, 03:59:55 am
The BV also reminds me a lot about some of the LARA concepts from the 1970s...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on April 14, 2020, 05:31:09 am
Well, so much for me  getting  rid of the majority of my stash and not buying anything else.  I caved in to temptation and  bought myself  an Airfix  DH Heron mk2. I would have preferred the HS Dominie  but can't find if they are out yet.  This Heron is a lot smaller than I  envisioned as I have not looked at  a model of one before. I am thinking  RAF  transport command, and if I  have  any that will do the job  a set of three or four blade propellers or perhaps  some  alternative  engines  too. I will  look in to what i have it the bits boxes.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on April 14, 2020, 05:36:57 am
Must admit I'm a sucker for most things Blohm und Voss  ;)



Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on April 14, 2020, 05:39:58 am
Well, so much for me  getting  rid of the majority of my stash and not buying anything else.  I caved in to temptation and  bought myself  an Airfix  DH Heron mk2. I would have preferred the HS Dominie  but can't find if they are out yet.  This Heron is a lot smaller than I  envisioned as I have not looked at  a model of one before. I am thinking  RAF  transport command, and if I  have  any that will do the job  a set of three or four blade propellers or perhaps  some  alternative  engines  too. I will  look in to what i have it the bits boxes.

I've looked at re-engining one.  The standard nacelles are very slim due to having Gypsy Queen inline engines.  Turboprop RW versions have been built.  Details are on the wikipedia page here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Heron#Variants
Don't worry if you forget nose weight as IRL they were prone to tail sitting if they boarded the rear seat passengers first...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 14, 2020, 05:40:05 am

Well, so much for me  getting  rid of the majority of my stash and not buying anything else.  I caved in to temptation and  bought myself  an Airfix  DH Heron mk2. I would have preferred the HS Dominie  but can't find if they are out yet.  This Heron is a lot smaller than I  envisioned as I have not looked at  a model of one before. I am thinking  RAF  transport command, and if I  have  any that will do the job  a set of three or four blade propellers or perhaps  some  alternative  engines  too. I will  look in to what i have it the bits boxes.


The Queen's Flight did fly Heron's in the late 50s or so, but they were bright RED!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: JayBee on April 14, 2020, 05:43:39 am

Well, so much for me  getting  rid of the majority of my stash and not buying anything else.  I caved in to temptation and  bought myself  an Airfix  DH Heron mk2. I would have preferred the HS Dominie  but can't find if they are out yet.  This Heron is a lot smaller than I  envisioned as I have not looked at  a model of one before. I am thinking  RAF  transport command, and if I  have  any that will do the job  a set of three or four blade propellers or perhaps  some  alternative  engines  too. I will  look in to what i have it the bits boxes.


The Queen's Flight did fly Heron's in the late 50s or so, but they were bright RED!

...and prior to that they had a standard natural metal with white and blue scheme as featured in the original issue of the Airfix Heron.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on April 14, 2020, 05:50:41 am
Well, so much for me  getting  rid of the majority of my stash and not buying anything else.  I caved in to temptation and  bought myself  an Airfix  DH Heron mk2. I would have preferred the HS Dominie  but can't find if they are out yet.  This Heron is a lot smaller than I  envisioned as I have not looked at  a model of one before. I am thinking  RAF  transport command, and if I  have  any that will do the job  a set of three or four blade propellers or perhaps  some  alternative  engines  too. I will  look in to what i have it the bits boxes.

I've looked at re-engining one.  The standard nacelles are very slim due to having Gypsy Queen inline engines.  Turboprop RW versions have been built.  Details are on the wikipedia page here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Heron#Variants
Don't worry if you forget nose weight as IRL they were prone to tail sitting if they boarded the rear seat passengers first...

Cheers  Fred, I  think turbo  prop engines would  work well , but not  sure if they would  fit in with my 1950 to 1980 time line  unless the RAF  had some  modified of course. I will have to look at what I have  propeller wise too as they would need to be small ish.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: rickshaw on April 14, 2020, 05:59:30 am
I have a plan in the back of my mind to build a DH Heron as a DHA Drover which was done in real life.  It means adding a third engine to the nose, converting it to a tail dragger undercarriage.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 14, 2020, 06:02:37 am
As soon as Chris wrote '3 engines' I was thinking 'Drover'.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on April 14, 2020, 06:21:22 am
As soon as Chris wrote '3 engines' I was thinking 'Drover'.  :thumbsup:
I need to stop  using my thumbs to  write stuff on my phone, but for  some reason  it  gets quite  uncomfortable for my  fingers  otherwise. Please feel free to chortle at my thumbs poor spelling, I  think that they  learned  from the police man in Allo Allo. I  now  need to measure the  diameter of the  standard 2 blade propellers  and see what I have that is  similar, and four of :banghead:
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on April 14, 2020, 08:05:20 am
This lot arrived today:

1 x DEF Model 1/35 USMC AH-1Z Viper Pilot set for Academy kits (DEF-DF35020)
1 x DEF Model 1/35 Centurion Mk.3 Mantlet w/Canvas Cover set for AFV Club kits (DEF-DM35096)
1 x Black Dog 1/35 Universal Ammo Boxes (BD-T35040)
1 x Eduard 1/72 Vickers Wellington Mk.Ia/C Detail-up Set for Airfix kits (ED 73639)
1 x Special Hobby 1/72 French Breguet Br.693AB.2 Attack-Bomber (SH72396)
1 x Special Hobby 1/72 Boston Mk.IV/V "The Last Version in RAF and Free French Service" (SH72413)
1 x Hasegawa Models 1/72 Kawasaki Ki48-II Type 99 Light Bomber Lily (Box Damaged) (HA 02287-DA)
1 x Yahu Models 1/72 Mosquito NF Mk.II / FB Mk.VI Instrument Panel for Hasegawa/Tamiya kits (YMA7260)

And I visited the man a few streets from work to collect the kits he put aside for me last week;

1 x ZTS Plastyk 1/72 PZL-37 A/B Łoś (decals have gotten damp at some stage but may be salvageable)
(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/9/3/4/146934-11185-pristine.jpg)

1 x Micro Scale Design 1/72 DB-3 Russian Bomber (still in the plastic wrap)
(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/4/5/2/360452-12155-87-pristine.jpg)

1 x ICM Tu-2S WWII Soviet Bomber (still taped at the sides)
(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/6/9/7/132697-16559-57-pristine.jpg)

And that was where it should have ended, except he showed me another kit, & I bought it;

1 x Kovozαvody Prostějov (KP) 1/72 Siebel Si-204A (only part of the box, sprues, decals & instructions in a zip-lock bag)
(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/6/4/2/132642-11185-pristine.jpg)


Thanks to ScaleMates for the images. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Mossie on April 14, 2020, 08:16:20 am
On order from ebay in the Ukraine:

Pepelatz Blohm und Voss P207.03, which looks like this:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ZJ0AAOSwZxZegJIW/s-l1600.jpg)

I've been waiting for one of these for well over twenty years...

It was only afterward I started thinking of a British version using an Attacker with a buried Centaurus and a contraprop on the back.  Must get that Swift nose done...

That is cool...... it would be nice to have multiples of that one(well, for me anyway.... in a perfect world). One to build as normal, one or two to put into "captured" or some other whif simple paint swap and then others for making new planes!

It's not that difficult a shape to scratchbodge.  Back end of a Matchbox Do 335, Novo Attacker wings (solid wheel wells but the wing is in two halves so you can change placement).  Not sure what you could use for the forward fuselage, but some early jet is possible - Airfix Meteor?
Some info here: http://www.luft46.com/bv/bv207-3.html

3 view
(http://www.luft46.com/bv/3bb207-3.jpg)

I never did it, despite starting it with a load of cut plastic card shapes, due to sheer laziness and then dropping out of Luftwaffe altogether.  I will be doing this one as a captured one in RAF colours and possible with a squadron code.

P-38 or P-80 with a FW canopy.  An FH Phantom would be close-ish.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Mossie on April 14, 2020, 08:31:01 am
Well, so much for me  getting  rid of the majority of my stash and not buying anything else.  I caved in to temptation and  bought myself  an Airfix  DH Heron mk2. I would have preferred the HS Dominie  but can't find if they are out yet.  This Heron is a lot smaller than I  envisioned as I have not looked at  a model of one before. I am thinking  RAF  transport command, and if I  have  any that will do the job  a set of three or four blade propellers or perhaps  some  alternative  engines  too. I will  look in to what i have it the bits boxes.

I've looked at re-engining one.  The standard nacelles are very slim due to having Gypsy Queen inline engines.  Turboprop RW versions have been built.  Details are on the wikipedia page here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Heron#Variants
Don't worry if you forget nose weight as IRL they were prone to tail sitting if they boarded the rear seat passengers first...

Cheers  Fred, I  think turbo  prop engines would  work well , but not  sure if they would  fit in with my 1950 to 1980 time line  unless the RAF  had some  modified of course. I will have to look at what I have  propeller wise too as they would need to be small ish.
Chris

Rover did some small turbines in the sixties timeframe.  Mostly flew as gas generators for equipment but at least one was used as a turboprop in a Chipmunk:
http://www.gasturbineworld.co.uk/rovergasturbine.html
https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1036652

A development of the larger one could power the Dove, or you could do it as an RAE testbed with one engine replaced by a turboprop.  The RAE flew several Devon's in various schemes including Raspberry Ripple, it'd make a nice head-scratcher.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on April 14, 2020, 08:40:52 am
Nice one Mossie,  another  marvellous idea for it. I  think I will  struggle with propellers  no matter  what I  do  with it  as my spares box is  not turning anything  useful up.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 14, 2020, 09:45:24 am

Rover did some small turbines in the sixties timeframe.  Mostly flew as gas generators for equipment but at least one was used as a turboprop in a Chipmunk:
http://www.gasturbineworld.co.uk/rovergasturbine.html
https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1036652


They did a 90 bhp single shaft turbine as well, a 1S90 rather obviously. A pair of them were used as APUs aboard the SRN4 hovercraft, and noisy little bleeders they were too!  :banghead:

I spent some hours standing right alongside one of them while taking oil samples in the middle of the English Channel. :(
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Mossie on April 14, 2020, 11:07:52 am
It was the 1S90 that powered the Chippy.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: JayBee on April 14, 2020, 11:58:35 am
There was even a turbine powered Curry Wot, it was called the Hot Wot.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 14, 2020, 01:03:21 pm

There was even a turbine powered Curry Wot, it was called the Hot Wot.  :rolleyes:


Coat & Hat Jim?   ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TallEng on April 14, 2020, 01:13:34 pm
New to my stash today thanks to Eduards Easter special, and obviously all Eduard.
1x Me109F-2 k F-4 early in 1/48 (it's destined to be a whiff)
1x Spitfire Mk.XVI low back in 1/72 (profipack edition) contains decals for AVM Robb's blue one*
1x Spitfire Mk.XVI low back, late wings in 1/72 (over trees only no decals
1x Spitfire Mk. IXe high back in 1/72 (over trees only) I'm sure I've got some freight dog decals that'll do.
*AVM Robb's blue one aka SL721 JMR, Eduard show it in a nice pale blue, which they call PRU blue? So not pale blue at all....
A quick search on the Internet gives a couple of odd ideas, first version with 3 stars rank plate, is called scheme D Light PRU Blue, definitely looks light in the b/w pictures, but I've never heard of Light PRU Blue? Later after a re-paint it appeared in a  2nd version which appears to be much darker, like you would expect PRU Blue to be in b/w photos. It also has 5 stars on its rank plate.
The funny thing is I'd always assumed it was painted RAF Ensign (light) blue.
I've also seen mentioned that the colour was mixed by a local car paint supplier?
Anybody know anything more positive?
Not made an Eduard Spitfire before.... Seem to have loads of extra parts (4 different M/wheels for example) could get confusing :o

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 14, 2020, 02:05:13 pm
The first four bottles of an Amazon order of Tamiya paint arrived. All of the order was to the same sub-contractor, so why they're coming in THREE different lots I've no idea.  :o

This is a new venture for me as I've been a died-in-the-wool enamel user up to now, but while doing some decal work for Zac I needed some Tamiya paint to act as a match and I was most impressed. I'll see how I get on with them.

Mine are the normal size Greg, none of those 2 gallon pots that you have.  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 14, 2020, 02:24:32 pm
New to my stash today thanks to Eduards Easter special, and obviously all Eduard.
1x Me109F-2 k F-4 early in 1/48 (it's destined to be a whiff)
1x Spitfire Mk.XVI low back in 1/72 (profipack edition) contains decals for AVM Robb's blue one*
1x Spitfire Mk.XVI low back, late wings in 1/72 (over trees only no decals
1x Spitfire Mk. IXe high back in 1/72 (over trees only) I'm sure I've got some freight dog decals that'll do.
*AVM Robb's blue one aka SL721 JMR, Eduard show it in a nice pale blue, which they call PRU blue? So not pale blue at all....
A quick search on the Internet gives a couple of odd ideas, first version with 3 stars rank plate, is called scheme D Light PRU Blue, definitely looks light in the b/w pictures, but I've never heard of Light PRU Blue? Later after a re-paint it appeared in a  2nd version which appears to be much darker, like you would expect PRU Blue to be in b/w photos. It also has 5 stars on its rank plate.
The funny thing is I'd always assumed it was painted RAF Ensign (light) blue.
I've also seen mentioned that the colour was mixed by a local car paint supplier?
Anybody know anything more positive?
Not made an Eduard Spitfire before.... Seem to have loads of extra parts (4 different M/wheels for example) could get confusing :o

Regards
Keith

I've seen various colours quoted for Robb's aircraft and if and when I do mine, I'm going to use Azure Blue as it seems the nearest colour to at least one of the profiles.  I suspect that the later colour is indeed PRU Blue.

As for Eduard's Spitfires.  Yes, it could be confusing but as longs as you follow the distructions to the letter, then you should be okay.  If you're doing Robb's aircraft, then it'd likely have the post war wheels with the three spoke hub and the Eduard one is the only thing they got wrong with their Spits (apart from the overly complex breakdown) - they're too small.  They make the assumption that they're the same size as the wartime wheel and the tyre is the same size as the other one on the sprue, and they give you a bigger hub. Well, no, it's not, both the hub and the tyre are larger - the Airfix 19 gives you both wheels and the 3 spoke one is definitely larger.  You'll need to source a replacement set of wheels if you're going for that option. 

Mk IX - if you're doing a post war one, it'll need the late wing with the heart shaped bulge inboard of the cannon bays.  But bearing in mind you've got the two lowbacks with post war wings, you could always mix and match the bits to suit.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TallEng on April 15, 2020, 12:52:40 am
Thanks Lee,
useful info as ever.
A brighter Azure Blue would appear to be a good suggestion for the early version
or what about Cambridge Blue? maybe AVM Robb went to Cambridge University?
Looking at a couple of more pictures on the web, the second version Robbs Spitfire seems
very dark, so much so you would think it could be RAF Blue/Grey. I also noted that the
Codes appear to be outlined in a darker colour in some photo's. Found another photo in
the dark scheme showing only 1 star on the rank pennant (supposedly taken at the Montagu Motor museum, so possibly re-painted)
for any one who's interested this web site has some interesting pictures of SL721

http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/131/Supermarine-Superstar.aspx

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on April 15, 2020, 06:12:38 am

And I visited the man a few streets from work to collect the kits he put aside for me last week;

1 x ZTS Plastyk 1/72 PZL-37 A/B Łoś (decals have gotten damp at some stage but may be salvageable)
(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/9/3/4/146934-11185-pristine.jpg)


Thanks to ScaleMates for the images. :thumbsup:

I've that in the stash, it's in a very pretty, bright light blue plastic, so if you wanted the transfers ?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on April 15, 2020, 08:24:19 am
Not necessary, Chris. If, when I get around to building it, the decals don't work, I'll just do something whiffy. ;) :thumbsup:

Mine's both bright blue & a sort-of RAF sky blue.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 15, 2020, 08:31:36 am
A Los, nice looking aeroplane.  :thumbsup:

I once knew a guy who flew one all the way from Poland to France with a whole lot of his colleagues in order to escape the Wehrmacht.

And he flew it right across Germany to get there!  :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on April 15, 2020, 08:35:29 am
Banking on the disbelief that anyone would be so Polish crazy as to do that. ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 15, 2020, 08:36:51 am
Apparently there were 2-3 of did it, amazing that they weren't shot down, but I guess the Luftwaffe didn't believe it was likely either.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 15, 2020, 08:37:50 am
Oh yes, LOTS of Halfords spray paint, enough to keep me going for some time, I'm pleased to say.  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 15, 2020, 08:41:55 am
Have those tanks arrived yet?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 15, 2020, 08:42:49 am
Not yet Lee, but the post is a tad slow out here in the Northants sticks.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Snowtrooper on April 16, 2020, 02:59:11 am
Apparently there were 2-3 of did it, amazing that they weren't shot down, but I guess the Luftwaffe didn't believe it was likely either.
Well, most of the Luftwaffe was in Poland, so there was not much to stop them in German airspace or French border :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on April 17, 2020, 05:49:35 am
Airfix 1/72 "rag wing" Hurricane. This will be Polish using the transfers from my Arma Hobby PZL 7
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 17, 2020, 06:28:17 am
A sprue of F4U Corsair tanks, and other stuff too, from The Wooksta.  ;D Thank you Lee.  :thumbsup:

Destined to hang underneath my Double Pancake, when I've finished painting it anyway.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 17, 2020, 06:30:11 am
Chris, have you done any Polish Spits? Because they did order two just before the war and they were at sea when war broke out.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on April 17, 2020, 06:41:07 am
Chris, have you done any Polish Spits? Because they did order two just before the war and they were at sea when war broke out.

Yes mate, which is why I was surprised I hadn't done a Hurricane.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 17, 2020, 06:49:55 am
What about a Blenheim I to go with it?  Ye olde Frog kit is a nice one to just throw together with little trouble bar fairing in the canopy.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 17, 2020, 07:16:09 am
It's like Christmas here today.  ;D

We had a second post amazingly and he brought me a bottle of Tamiya thinners to go with the Tamiya paint I've already got (and others that I should get in the next few days) and a M'box Canberra PR9 I won off eBay.

I only really need the starboard engine exhaust from the Canberra kit, but no other types will fit the Series 200 Avons on a PR9, and you can never really have too many Canberra kits, can you?   ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 17, 2020, 08:25:25 am
No, but you can run out of space in which to store them...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 17, 2020, 08:55:24 am

No, but you can run out of space in which to store them...


Not in my Loft I can't.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on April 17, 2020, 08:56:27 am

No, but you can run out of space in which to store them...


Not in my Loft I can't.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Ooh, TARDIS loft! ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 17, 2020, 09:29:56 am

No, but you can run out of space in which to store them...


Not in my Loft I can't.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Ooh, TARDIS loft! ;D


Pretty much, it's about 35 ft long, 30 ft wide and over 6 ft high in the middle, LOTS of space. And as it was built in 1856 it doesn't have those silly A Frame things that most modern houses do, just LOTS of space.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 17, 2020, 09:57:27 am
It's like my secondary stash location - me Mam's loft.  Similar size and built in the 1930s.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on April 17, 2020, 02:43:38 pm

Pretty much, it's about 35 ft long, 30 ft wide and over 6 ft high in the middle,

Same dimensions as the workshop/garage I have (only mine's a tad taller, like twice the height)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on April 18, 2020, 12:21:45 am
What about a Blenheim I to go with it?  Ye olde Frog kit is a nice one to just throw together with little trouble bar fairing in the canopy.

I do have a spare Airfix one in the stash  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 18, 2020, 03:35:30 am
The Magna Swift I ordered last week has arrived.

I've also gone against the grain and ordered some Luftwaffe stuff off ebay:
Daimler Benz Projekt "B" - that's the BFO carrier aircraft that could carry one project bomber or 5 parasite suicide aircraft.

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/xt4AAOSwfbJdbrxj/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/mH4AAOSwXFldbrxw/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/R7QAAOSwtgJdbrxr/s-l1600.jpg)

Now, this isn't for me but a mate, Willie Smith, who some of you will know and for my money he's one of the best Luftwaffe 46 modellers in the UK.  I'd blown up the plans for him some years back and he was going to scratchbodge it (and he said yesterday that if the lockdown goes on much further than the end of May he was going to make a a start on it as he's got the balsa ready...) but I found this a day or so back and said I'd get it for him.  £160 plus another £20 postage.

I suspect it's a copy of a Vami kit, itself a copy of the Toad Resins kit from the mid 90s - and it was £200 then.  I'm not sure who has the masters for it now.

I also ordered a pair of Blohm und Vos types from teh same ebay seller, the Bv 155C (and I think it's wrong anyway) and the P.184 four engined maritime patrol aircraft.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 18, 2020, 06:07:15 am
I remember the Toad Resins Projekt B! That was one GINORMOUS model!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 18, 2020, 08:59:27 am
I saw their mock up on their stand at Donnington in '94 - my first Nationals and incidentally the same day I first met you (you had the Twinfire on the SIG stand) and I joined the SIG the same day.  I think J.C. Carbonnel was there too as I'm sure I remember talking ti him also.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 18, 2020, 09:26:22 am
'A day which will  live in infamy'  ;D

© Frankin D Roosevelt
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 18, 2020, 03:32:13 pm
Ebay tells me I've won the slew of Spitfire decals I was bidding on.  All from the Czech republic and all from various AZ kits and I'm particularly happy to have won the sheet for the PR.I type G, as I've stolen the serials from both of mine.

Okay, kit decals, but the AZ ones are pretty decent and spare serials are always very useful to have.  You can never have too many spare Spitfire decals.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 18, 2020, 09:40:36 pm
'A day which will  live in infamy'  ;D

© Frankin D Roosevelt

Which one Kit? There's been enough of them down the years scattered across the UK....
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 18, 2020, 09:51:08 pm
A 'Self Care' package arrived yesterday from a certain warehouse in Suffolk.

It contained.....

1/72 Italeri C-130E/H

and an assortment of related aftermarket bits. The kit will be converted to a RAF C.3 and then given the 25th Anniversary of RAF Hercules scheme. The rest of the bits are destined for an RAF AC-130K, a wiff I have wanted to do for many years.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 19, 2020, 09:06:02 am
'A day which will  live in infamy'  ;D

© Frankin D Roosevelt

Which one Kit? There's been enough of them down the years scattered across the UK....


The one which Lee mentioned in post #506, the day he first met me.  ;D



and an assortment of related aftermarket bits. The kit will be converted to a RAF C.3 and then given the 25th Anniversary of RAF Hercules scheme. The rest of the bits are destined for an RAF AC-130K, a wiff I have wanted to do for many years.


I hope you've got a big putty supply in hand, if that Flightpath C3 conversion is the same one that they've been selling for ages, it doesn't fir the Italeri conversion very well as it was made for the original Airfix kit, and they're different.

On my part, my new brushes arrived today and they look pretty good. Much cockpit painting has already taken place, but as I usually don't 'do cockpits' they're all very basic and rudimentary.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on April 19, 2020, 10:45:59 am

I hope you've got a big putty supply in hand, if that Flightpath C3 conversion is the same one that they've been selling for ages, it doesn't fir the Italeri conversion very well as it was made for the original Airfix kit, and they're different.


As I've been reading about peoples comments on that, I've been coming up with a plan so I can use the two DB Productions/Flightpath conversions on the later Airfix C-130 kit (reboxed Italeri). I'm thinking of cutting the kit fuselage where they're supposed to be cut, temporarily join the center halves together, then make a bulkhead for either end (x2) then use the bulkheads to wrap the conversion bits around. Any modifications to the conversion bits can be made then I think, even to the extent of dunking the bits in hot water to reset the resin.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 20, 2020, 02:06:49 am

and an assortment of related aftermarket bits. The kit will be converted to a RAF C.3 and then given the 25th Anniversary of RAF Hercules scheme. The rest of the bits are destined for an RAF AC-130K, a wiff I have wanted to do for many years.


I hope you've got a big putty supply in hand, if that Flightpath C3 conversion is the same one that they've been selling for ages, it doesn't fir the Italeri conversion very well as it was made for the original Airfix kit, and they're different.

On my part, my new brushes arrived today and they look pretty good. Much cockpit painting has already taken place, but as I usually don't 'do cockpits' they're all very basic and rudimentary.

Thanks Kit for the heads up. This is a medium term project. The RAF AC-130K I think you will find amusing.....
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nils on April 21, 2020, 07:10:37 am
just place a small order from a new online store someone reccomended  :mellow:

-1/144 Minicraft Douglas DC-3
-1/144 Minicraft Douglas DC-6B
-1/72 PJ Productions Belgian finflashes.
-1/72 Fantasy Printshop Belgian roundels (till 1940)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 21, 2020, 07:47:16 am
Ordered various decals from ebay, largely Spanish Nationalist, although I should look for some Spanish Republican for one of my Supermarine 224s.

Won a Star Trek Miranda class - not sure of the scale and it's a badly painted wreck, and I think it may be the Starcrafts 1400th kit.  That will end up as the USS Majestic.

Finally, won a CMR Supermarine Swift FR5 - I only bid o it as it was cheap!  I'm really regretting letting that Airfix one go now, as I'd like to convert it back to an F4.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: nighthunter on April 21, 2020, 07:54:04 am
Arrived this weekend:
1/400 USS Noa Clemson-class DD
- to be turned into USS Walker
1/72 Aero L-59 Albatross (Rhodesian Air Force)

OTW:
Bandai 1/144(1/72) A-wing Fighters (fighters are labeled as 1/144 but are far larger than the official length of 6.9m, they were scaled off the erroneous length of 9.6m)

Also, forgot the Heller 1/72 Polikarpov I-153 (White Russian) fighter. And I can't remember if I mentioned the Revell 1/230 Skipjack either early this year or late last year. But I did get a correct resin propeller for it, this year, so there is that, lol! It's being turned into the Piranha-class USS Devilfish SSN-666, from the DiMercurio Novels, as the model is woefully inaccurate for a representation of the Skipjack-class.

Pending:
1/144 Hasegawa F4F Wildcat
1/144 Hasegawa P-38J Lightning
1/144 Hasegawa Hawker Hurricane
1/144 FW-190A Strike
1/144 DML Tornado F3
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on April 21, 2020, 09:12:42 am
Finally, won a CMR Supermarine Swift FR5 - I only bid o it as it was cheap!  I'm really regretting letting that Airfix one go now, as I'd like to convert it back to an F4.

If you message me here Lee I can do you a deal for a complete Airfix one if you want one in exchange for something of similar size from your stash.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 21, 2020, 11:55:26 am
Finally, won a CMR Supermarine Swift FR5 - I only bid o it as it was cheap!  I'm really regretting letting that Airfix one go now, as I'd like to convert it back to an F4.

If you message me here Lee I can do you a deal for a complete Airfix one if you want one in exchange for something of similar size from your stash.


Thanks, I'll bear it in mind!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on April 22, 2020, 01:23:26 am
Ordered from BNA today:

2 x MiniArt 1/35 British AFV Crew (4 figures) (MA37059)
1 x Tamiya 1/48 De Havilland Mosquito FB-Mk.6 (TM 61062)
1 x Yahu Models 1/48 de Havilland Mosquito NF Mk.II / FB Mk.VI Instrument Panel for Tamiya (YMA4830)
1 x QuickBoost 1/48 Mosquito Wheel Fenders for Tamiya kit (QB48325)
1 x Yahu Models 1/48 Lockheed P-38F Lightning Instrument Panel for Tamiya kits (YMA4887)
1 x Scale Aircraft Conversion 1/48 Lockheed P-38F/G Lightning Landing Gear for Tamiya kits (SAC-48375)
1 x Master Models 1/48 P-38 Lightning Early Armament (.50 cal w/Drilled Cooling Jackets & 20mm Cannon Tips) (AM-48-114)
1 x Scale Aircraft Conversion 1/72 B-25C/D Landing Gear & Ballast for Airfix kits (SAC-72156)

A bit more retail therapy for having to work through the COVID crisis.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 22, 2020, 01:33:10 am
Airfix 1/72 "rag wing" Hurricane. This will be Polish using the transfers from my Arma Hobby PZL 7

 :lol:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7224/13763386604_3f5334a91d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mYdXk3)1:72 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I, aircraft &#x27;4&#x27;/ Nr. 10.26 of 114th diwisjon, 1st pulk, Polskie Sily Powietrzne (Polish Air Force); Warszawa, September 1939 (Whif/Airfix kit) (https://flic.kr/p/mYdXk3) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

Based on a whiffy profile by PantherG.  &lt;_&lt;
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on April 22, 2020, 04:31:09 am
Ordered from BNA today:

2 x MiniArt 1/35 British AFV Crew (4 figures) (MA37059)
1 x Tamiya 1/48 De Havilland Mosquito FB-Mk.6 (TM 61062)
1 x Yahu Models 1/48 de Havilland Mosquito NF Mk.II / FB Mk.VI Instrument Panel for Tamiya (YMA4830)
1 x QuickBoost 1/48 Mosquito Wheel Fenders for Tamiya kit (QB48325)
1 x Yahu Models 1/48 Lockheed P-38F Lightning Instrument Panel for Tamiya kits (YMA4887)
1 x Scale Aircraft Conversion 1/48 Lockheed P-38F/G Lightning Landing Gear for Tamiya kits (SAC-48375)
1 x Master Models 1/48 P-38 Lightning Early Armament (.50 cal w/Drilled Cooling Jackets & 20mm Cannon Tips) (AM-48-114)
1 x Scale Aircraft Conversion 1/72 B-25C/D Landing Gear & Ballast for Airfix kits (SAC-72156)

A bit more retail therapy for having to work through the COVID crisis.

Don't believe anything Australia Post tell you regarding delivery times.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on April 22, 2020, 05:40:24 am
Not after last time. :rolleyes: :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: JayBee on April 22, 2020, 06:11:14 am
Just arrived from 26Decals :

1/72 BEA Red Square De Havilland Heron.
As I got two of the re-released Airfix Herons this was a must.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on April 22, 2020, 06:37:04 am
Airfix 1/72 "rag wing" Hurricane. This will be Polish using the transfers from my Arma Hobby PZL 7

 :lol:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7224/13763386604_3f5334a91d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mYdXk3)1:72 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I, aircraft &#x27;4&#x27;/ Nr. 10.26 of 114th diwisjon, 1st pulk, Polskie Sily Powietrzne (Polish Air Force); Warszawa, September 1939 (Whif/Airfix kit) (https://flic.kr/p/mYdXk3) by dizzyfugu (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dizzyfugu/), on Flickr

Based on a whiffy profile by PantherG.  &lt;_&lt;

Oh that is lovely sir. I particularly like the splinter camouflage and would you believe mine will be the same squadron  ;D, but in standard Polish camouflage of the period.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on April 22, 2020, 06:43:13 am
Ordered from BNA today:

2 x MiniArt 1/35 British AFV Crew (4 figures) (MA37059)
1 x Tamiya 1/48 De Havilland Mosquito FB-Mk.6 (TM 61062)
1 x Yahu Models 1/48 de Havilland Mosquito NF Mk.II / FB Mk.VI Instrument Panel for Tamiya (YMA4830)
1 x QuickBoost 1/48 Mosquito Wheel Fenders for Tamiya kit (QB48325)
1 x Yahu Models 1/48 Lockheed P-38F Lightning Instrument Panel for Tamiya kits (YMA4887)
1 x Scale Aircraft Conversion 1/48 Lockheed P-38F/G Lightning Landing Gear for Tamiya kits (SAC-48375)
1 x Master Models 1/48 P-38 Lightning Early Armament (.50 cal w/Drilled Cooling Jackets & 20mm Cannon Tips) (AM-48-114)
1 x Scale Aircraft Conversion 1/72 B-25C/D Landing Gear & Ballast for Airfix kits (SAC-72156)

A bit more retail therapy for having to work through the COVID crisis.

Must admit I've become a fan of Yahu, first thing I look for when I order a new kit nowadays  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: nighthunter on April 22, 2020, 09:57:58 pm
Arrived today:

Bandai 1/144(1/72) A-wings

I had forgot I had won them, lol!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on April 22, 2020, 11:56:49 pm
Won on eBay;
1/72 Me--321 Giant Glider
1/72 vacform  de haviland comet 4C
1/87 Fairey Rotodyne
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on April 23, 2020, 04:56:41 am
From BNA model world.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49809094146_dd5e05a4a5_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iTsCnh)V-55 (https://flic.kr/p/2iTsCnh) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

This will be scaloramaed into 1/25 and installed in a Hot Rod.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 23, 2020, 05:33:21 am
A V-12 diesel...……………… the mind BOGGLES at the sound that would make in a car!

Something like a small scale EMD 645-12 maybe?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 23, 2020, 01:43:15 pm
There's a big parcel from germany for me at my postal address.  However, due to the bungling of the Wuhan Chinese Communist Party, I can't go and collect it.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on April 23, 2020, 03:26:34 pm
From the eBay Fairy Bandai 1/12 Imperial Stormtrooper.  My first ever figure model! 

I will likely dirty it up and add so scratchbuilt stuff to make an 'ex Trooper maybe working as a private enforcer or bounty hunter in the Mandalorian timeline. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on April 24, 2020, 11:33:23 am
The ex-Aurora AH-56 Cheyenne re-boxed by Atlantic that I had pre-ordered last year, was at the post office today. One part of me says 'build it now' and the other part says 'you've got two GB builds to do first'   ;D  Decisions, decisions ----  :-\
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on April 24, 2020, 12:32:08 pm
From the eBay Fairy-1/48 Airfix Seafire FR.46/47
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 24, 2020, 12:44:18 pm

The ex-Aurora AH-56 Cheyenne re-boxed by Atlantic that I had pre-ordered last year, was at the post office today. One part of me says 'build it now' and the other part says 'you've got two GB builds to do first'   ;D  Decisions, decisions ----  :-\


How about an 'in box' review Robert, it's DECADES since I saw one of them?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on April 24, 2020, 02:25:12 pm
And a second visit form the eBay Fairy brought an Airfix 1/48 F-51 Mustang.  This one is set to become a RW Red Tail. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on April 24, 2020, 03:27:10 pm

The ex-Aurora AH-56 Cheyenne re-boxed by Atlantic that I had pre-ordered last year, was at the post office today. One part of me says 'build it now' and the other part says 'you've got two GB builds to do first'   ;D  Decisions, decisions ----  :-\


How about an 'in box' review Robert, it's DECADES since I saw one of them?

Here's the new box which is sealed in cellophane shrink-wrap (I've already removed that here though) ;

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/6d8a06b4-6cc9-49f7-b4b3-c7aaea97b833.JPG)

Opening the box, the parts are in a sealed bag;

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/63af3545-4382-45b9-9221-b2979efb5341.JPG)

The instruction sheet looks like it's old but is newly printed, as are the decals which look quite good ;

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/da178785-9627-44cd-8d8a-7410a5c7c40f.JPG)

The parts look very clean, with almost no flash anywhere. However, quite a few of the parts have detached from the sprues. I imagine this happened because the parts can float around in the box, there's no packing in the box although when shipped the whole package was padded in the mailing box. The box could hold four complete kits with room to spare I think ---

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/e42c84d7-abba-4795-b9c1-0b7cdaa37e39.JPG)

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 24, 2020, 03:46:22 pm
Excellent, well done Robert.  :thumbsup:

The instructions really do look vintage, you tend to forget how styles have changed over time. That's a kit I always thought about getting, but never did. I wish I had now, it has loads of Whiffing possibilities.

How available is the new version?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on April 24, 2020, 03:59:12 pm
Excellent, well done Robert.  :thumbsup:

The instructions really do look vintage, you tend to forget how styles have changed over time. That's a kit I always thought about getting, but never did. I wish I had now, it has loads of Whiffing possibilities.

How available is the new version?

This website says it's in the UK Kit

http://www.amerang.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=61909#.XqNu9OTsaMo

I got mine from here for US$20.00, postage though was another 20

https://www.culttvmanshop.com/AH-56A-Cheyenne-Helicopter-172--Aurora-reissue-from-Atlantis_p_4914.html
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on April 25, 2020, 12:16:19 am
Oh thanks for that Robert  :thumbsup:

As Kit say's the instructions do take you back to simpler times, plus the colour and look of the plastic even reeks of nostalgia.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 25, 2020, 04:50:56 am
Hmmm, they're on Amerang's web site, but no price is mentioned.  :banghead:

I can't find anyone in the UK who's selling them but there's four from traders in the US, with prices from £13.77 to £21.07. But with postage costing WELL over £15.00!!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on April 25, 2020, 05:03:31 am
I'm not sure if parcels are moving between the US and UK at the moment Kit.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 25, 2020, 05:20:01 am
Nor me, bit I wouldn't pay eBay's exorbitant International Shipping Scheme rates anyway.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on April 25, 2020, 05:49:09 am
That's what's stopping me getting one of those at the moment.

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 25, 2020, 06:05:33 am
Hmmm, they're on Amerang's web site, but no price is mentioned.  :banghead:

I can't find anyone in the UK who's selling them but there's four from traders in the US, with prices from £13.77 to £21.07. But with postage costing WELL over £15.00!!

And this is before you factor in the usurious grabbing buggers at HMRC and their fascistic gestapo in the Royal Mail.

I'd like to obtain one of the Akatombo Firecrests due to the inavailability of the Magna one, but shipping and HMRC are putting me off.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 25, 2020, 03:15:50 pm
Various parcels have filtered their way to me.

I was right about that Bird Models Bv 155C - it is wrong, but I can see just where he's gone wrong.  The Bv P.184 isn't bad but again, it's wrong in places, mainly the nacelles.

And that Daimler Benz?  it's fecking HUUUUGE!  Those are some geet muckle castings, so I know just where the money's been spent here.

Ebay says I've won the Airfix Beaufighter I was bidding on, but I snaffled another at a reasonable price, plus a Revell Hunter FGA - that's going to be my 607 Sqn one.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on April 25, 2020, 10:05:55 pm
Another eBay Fairy visit today...MPC (Airfix) Space 1999 Hawk Interceptor.  Had this kit in its original form c.1978...cant wait to dive into this one!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on April 25, 2020, 10:06:02 pm
Hmmm, they're on Amerang's web site, but no price is mentioned.  :banghead:

I can't find anyone in the UK who's selling them but there's four from traders in the US, with prices from £13.77 to £21.07. But with postage costing WELL over £15.00!!

And this is before you factor in the usurious grabbing buggers at HMRC and their fascistic gestapo in the Royal Mail.

I'd like to obtain one of the Akatombo Firecrests due to the inavailability of the Magna one, but shipping and HMRC are putting me off.

We, at the Post Office have been told by someone in the Black Tower in the city (state managers) that when customers are sending parcels from Aus to the UK they will be let through untouched by HMRC if the value declared on the customs form is less than 36 quid.
Anyone care to comment?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on April 26, 2020, 02:31:41 am
Sunday parcel delivery.  They must really be busy.
Mind you, it took 14 days for the parcel to travel 90km.  Maybe it was delivered by foot?

From BNA Modelworld.

A set of SMS paints which will enable me to paint models like a W Class Melbourne Tram (first will be a 1/25 Chevy Ute).
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C-Y5J9dUIAEzsYe.jpg)

Starsky & Hutch in 1/25 resin.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49820104328_ee8ee40a97_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iUr4j1)Starsky &amp; Hutch (https://flic.kr/p/2iUr4j1) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

And one of these.  1/48 but in an oddly large box.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49820958697_f29aec572f_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iUvrhv)SU-152 (https://flic.kr/p/2iUvrhv) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 26, 2020, 02:40:46 am

We, at the Post Office have been told by someone in the Black Tower in the city (state managers) that when customers are sending parcels from Aus to the UK they will be let through untouched by HMRC if the value declared on the customs form is less than 36 quid.
Anyone care to comment?


I hope someone has told the HMRC about this then.

They're famously prone to making up their own rules as they go along and ignoring the Laws of the Land. It took a letter to my MP to get them to back down on charging me 150% duty on a kit costing £18 from Japan.

Starsky's hair looks much more accurate in that pic of the model itself.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on April 26, 2020, 03:43:58 am

We, at the Post Office have been told by someone in the Black Tower in the city (state managers) that when customers are sending parcels from Aus to the UK they will be let through untouched by HMRC if the value declared on the customs form is less than 36 quid.
Anyone care to comment?


I hope someone has told the HMRC about this then.

They're famously prone to making up their own rules as they go along and ignoring the Laws of the Land. It took a letter to my MP to get them to back down on charging me 150% duty on a kit costing £18 from Japan...

I'm dubious myself.  After all, if its true what's to stop everyone declaring their goods are worth 35 quid whatever they are?   While we look at what is written on the form (so we can say "sorry, you can't send paint by air") we don't assess the valuation.  We don't even look in the parcel.  We leave that to the guys at the airport who x-ray every parcel and compare the customs form with their pictures before it goes on a plane.

When I send presents to my family in the UK I write in thick black texter on the outside of the parcel "THIS IS A GIFT.  TAX HAS BEEN PAID IN AUSTRALIA.  DO NOT CHARGE DUTY."
It's worked so far...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on April 26, 2020, 05:34:45 am
To be honest I've not bought kits from outside the EU so have not had to deal with HMRC, although that could well change come 1/1/2021  :-\

However the one thing I've never done is mess with the nice man from HMRC they've far more power then the local constabulary and can go places you really don't want them to. I've always been very polite to them and touching wood had no problems. Half the time when I've declared things at the airport they've just smiled and waved me through. When they have charged me it's always been the same amount that I'd looked up before I bought the article so no problems there either.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 26, 2020, 05:38:55 am
The Customs guys at the airport always seemed a lot easier to deal with than the nameless versions who hide behind web sites that won't let you in and phone numbers that are never answered.

After my 'MP's Letter' incident, the UK Border Force, who are in cahoots with HMRC and the Post Office, closed down all their phone lines, so we members of the public (who pay their wages....) COULDN'T contact them at all!  :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on April 26, 2020, 05:44:02 am
As we used to deal with Southend quite a bit while discussing possible changes to the Tariff I used to have a direct phone number and that helped a couple of times. Eon's ago now though.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: nighthunter on April 26, 2020, 07:32:37 pm
Recently won on FB group:

1/400 Airfix(Mirage) HMS Montgomery(ex USS Wilkes)
1/72 Encore PZL P.24F/G (To be Finnish AF)
1/72 PZW PZL P.7a (Austrian Air Force)
1/72 Revell FW-190A-8
1/72 Hobby Boss Bf-109E
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on April 27, 2020, 03:36:18 am
2 x MiniArt 1/35 British AFV Crew (4 figures) (MA37059)
1 x Tamiya 1/48 De Havilland Mosquito FB-Mk.6 (TM 61062)
1 x Yahu Models 1/48 de Havilland Mosquito NF Mk.II / FB Mk.VI Instrument Panel for Tamiya (YMA4830)
1 x QuickBoost 1/48 Mosquito Wheel Fenders for Tamiya kit (QB48325)
1 x Yahu Models 1/48 Lockheed P-38F Lightning Instrument Panel for Tamiya kits (YMA4887)
1 x Scale Aircraft Conversion 1/48 Lockheed P-38F/G Lightning Landing Gear for Tamiya kits (SAC-48375)
1 x Master Models 1/48 P-38 Lightning Early Armament (.50 cal w/Drilled Cooling Jackets & 20mm Cannon Tips) (AM-48-114)
1 x Scale Aircraft Conversion 1/72 B-25C/D Landing Gear & Ballast for Airfix kits (SAC-72156)

Ordered Wednesday, shipped Thursday, arrived today (at the PO, I still have to go in & collect it).

730km in 4 days, max.

Much betterer than;

Sunday parcel delivery.  They must really be busy.
Mind you, it took 14 days for the parcel to travel 90km.  Maybe it was delivered by foot?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nils on April 27, 2020, 03:48:35 am
just place a small order from a new online store someone reccomended  :mellow:

-1/144 Minicraft Douglas DC-3
-1/144 Minicraft Douglas DC-6B
-1/72 PJ Productions Belgian finflashes.
-1/72 Fantasy Printshop Belgian roundels (till 1940)

arrived today  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 27, 2020, 03:58:56 am
All sorts of paint and filler and tape and sanding sticks and stuff...…………..  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TallEng on April 28, 2020, 11:35:14 am
3x MPM Meteor FR.9 for just under €10 each.
would have been rude not to ;D
and underneath every FR.9 beats the heart of an F.8

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Scotaidh on April 29, 2020, 10:33:48 am
The other day I received in from evilBay two lots of three models each, all in 1/72 -

an Airfix Dassault Mystere B2, an AMT Saab Viggen, and a Buzzco Bloch 174;

a Frog Vultee Vengeance II, an Air Lines sea Fury, and a UPC Beaufort. 

I've wanted a Beaufort ever since I read Olliver Philpot's story about escaping from Stalag Luft III.  He was flying a Beaufort when he was shot down over the North Sea during the Norwegian Campaign, IIRC. 

I've got a thing for French aircraft, since I don't know much about them.  The WWII histories I've read tend to gloss over the war in-between Poland and Dunkerque.  I know the French Air Force wasn't idle, and I've heard that in spite of serious difficulties they fought with great skill and determination until they were either over-run or ran out of serviceable craft ...

and I don't know that anyone can have too many Sea Furies or Viggens.  :)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nils on April 29, 2020, 12:31:47 pm
scored on Facebook marketpace  ;D

-Revell 1/72 F-100D Super Sabre
-Revell 1/72 Sea Vixen
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 29, 2020, 12:55:48 pm
a Frog Vultee Vengeance II, an Air Lines sea Fury, and a UPC Beaufort. 

I've wanted a Beaufort ever since I read Olliver Philpot's story about escaping from Stalag Luft III.  He was flying a Beaufort when he was shot down over the North Sea during the Norwegian Campaign, IIRC. 

I doubt you'll see it that way when you get that Beaufort - it's the old Frog one and it's...  Not good.  Very much best left as a collectors kit or kitbashed to hell.  Adrian MF did a fabulous job with one on Britmodeller, but there was very little left of the kit as he'd used just the fuselage with the new tool Airfix Beaufighter and a lot of scratchbuilding for everything else.

If you're planning Philpot's aircraft, it'd be best to wait for the new Airfix one.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: ChernayaAkula on April 29, 2020, 01:01:27 pm
The ex-Aurora AH-56 Cheyenne re-boxed by Atlantic that I had pre-ordered last year, was at the post office today. One part of me says 'build it now' and the other part says 'you've got two GB builds to do first'   ;D  Decisions, decisions ----  :-\

Nothing's stopping you from slapping on Navy decals and torpedoes.   ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Knightflyer on April 29, 2020, 01:11:29 pm
a Frog Vultee Vengeance II, an Air Lines sea Fury, and a UPC Beaufort. 

I've wanted a Beaufort ever since I read Olliver Philpot's story about escaping from Stalag Luft III.  He was flying a Beaufort when he was shot down over the North Sea during the Norwegian Campaign, IIRC. 

I doubt you'll see it that way when you get that Beaufort - it's the old Frog one and it's...  Not good.  Very much best left as a collectors kit or kitbashed to hell.  Adrian MF did a fabulous job with one on Britmodeller, but there was very little left of the kit as he'd used just the fuselage with the new tool Airfix Beaufighter and a lot of scratchbuilding for everything else.

If you're planning Philpot's aircraft, it'd be best to wait for the new Airfix one.

Having just recently built a FROG Beaufort and a Novo re-pop I totally agree - do something weird and wonderful with the Beaufort you've just got and wait for the brand new shiny one to do Philpot's plane justice  :lol:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 29, 2020, 04:39:28 pm
I bit the bullet and shelled out for the two early mark Magna Swifts from Kingkit - F1 and F2.  Yes, I know they're absolute dogs but there are several reasons, largely time and money.

The only other option for those two marks is an Alleycat conversion, and as anyone foolish enough to do business with this shiester can attest, he'll take your hard earned within a day or two and it'll be at least two months before you see anything.  I know several guys who've forked out for stuff and are still waiting 18 months later, despite repeated calls/emails.  FFS, he can't even answer emails quickly - I wanted to buy some decals from a kit separately but it was SIX FECKING MONTHS before I got a reply.  This tosspot couldn't run a bath, much less a business.  Blah, Blah illness, blah blah family problems.  What next - dog ate your homework? Fine, if you have "issues" put the business on hold until they're fixed, don't feck about with customers because you don't know where your next one is and remember two things - disgruntled customers will complain and thanks to social media, the world will know soon enough and then where are you?

And then money.  The relevant conversions are 15 notes apiece, and that's before you factor in getting an Airfix Swift, and these go for about £15 these days, so that's 30 notes.  I've paid a few quid over twenty notes each for these two, so I can live with it.  Plus I'm not lining Alleycat's pockets into the bargain.  You've burned me once, pal, I ain't coming back for more.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on April 30, 2020, 12:10:59 am
Won on eBay:
1/72 Χ2 Northrop Y/XB-35 flying wing kits
1/72 spares and repair  Airfix Valiant
1/72 spares and repair  Airfix Fairey Rotodyne
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on April 30, 2020, 02:31:25 am
I thought I should support the LHS in this time of crisis.
Turns out he's rushed off his feet and business is better than usual.

Came home with an Airfix B25C/D (to be built OOB in a RW RAAF scheme - just applied to the "wrong" aircraft) and an AMT '64 Plymouth Belvedere Super Stock (formerly Lindberg moulds - added to the pile of unbuilt* 60's super stockers in the stash).


*one day.  I am fascinated by that era of US drag racing.  Super Stocks. Factory Experimentals and the early Funny Cars.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: JayBee on April 30, 2020, 03:05:40 am
I thought I should support the LHS in this time of crisis.
Turns out he's rushed off his feet and business is better than usual.

Came home with an Airfix B25C/D (to be built OOB in a RW RAAF scheme - just applied to the "wrong" aircraft) and an AMT '64 Plymouth Belvedere Super Stock (formerly Lindberg moulds - added to the pile of unbuilt 60's super stockers in the stash).

That's the spirit! Support your local LHS.  :thumbsup:
I just wish that I had one that was closer than the current 30ish miles away.
Can't even go there at the moment, it would be "unnecesary travel".   :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on April 30, 2020, 03:22:12 am
I thought I should support the LHS in this time of crisis.
Turns out he's rushed off his feet and business is better than usual.

Came home with an Airfix B25C/D (to be built OOB in a RW RAAF scheme - just applied to the "wrong" aircraft) and an AMT '64 Plymouth Belvedere Super Stock (formerly Lindberg moulds - added to the pile of unbuilt 60's super stockers in the stash).

That's the spirit! Support your local LHS.  :thumbsup:
I just wish that I had one that was closer than the current 30ish miles away.
Can't even go there at the moment, it would be "unnecesary travel".   :banghead:

They would also have to be open to the public as well Jim

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on April 30, 2020, 03:50:46 am
I guess we are a bit better off here in Victoria.  Businesses are allowed to remain open as long as they can meet the distancing guidelines.  With the exception of things like pubs, gyms, churches, etc.
I was curious to see if they were open and they were.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on April 30, 2020, 04:16:47 am
Received from ebay and with the minimum bid

1 x 1/72 AMK IAI Kfir C2/C7

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on April 30, 2020, 04:46:30 am
The Aifix Hunter pylons have arrived, thanks.

Means I can get cracking with the 1083/F9.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 30, 2020, 05:10:31 am

*one day.  I am fascinated by that era of US drag racing.  Super Stocks. Factory Experimentals and the early Funny Cars.


Me too, but I'm lucky enough to have been around when they were running, at least over here when the US Drag Racing came over and showed us how to do it.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Dick Landy's Dodge, what a car!  ;D

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Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on April 30, 2020, 08:54:04 am
Ordered on Sunday and received yesterday from 2 Portuguese on line shops, the Tamiya Viper and 2x XF-1 10ml from HobbySector and 2x Tamiya XF-2 and XF-17, all 23ml from Hobby 351. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on April 30, 2020, 09:12:57 am
I thought I should support the LHS in this time of crisis.
Turns out he's rushed off his feet and business is better than usual.

Same here. The lass who owns ToyWorld in Mount Barker (I've known her since she started high school & her dad owned the shop) said modelling supplies & models were racing out the door, she was having trouble keeping up with orders ... like the weird bugger who ordered a box of Tamiya Light Grey Fine Surface Primer (L). :unsure: :angel:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on May 01, 2020, 12:30:20 am
From the eBay Fairy, another of Mr Airfix's splendid 1/48 Hawker Sea Furies.  This one is earmarked for US service. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on May 01, 2020, 06:35:52 am
I thought I should support the LHS in this time of crisis.
Turns out he's rushed off his feet and business is better than usual.

Same here. The lass who owns ToyWorld in Mount Barker (I've known her since she started high school & her dad owned the shop) said modelling supplies & models were racing out the door, she was having trouble keeping up with orders ... like the weird bugger who ordered a box of Tamiya Light Grey Fine Surface Primer (L). :unsure: :angel:

There was a news story on the TV only last night in the same vein, a hobby store operator was saying how they can't keep up with orders. I'd imagine their problem is compounded by the lack of there being regular hobby stores these days --
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on May 01, 2020, 12:27:27 pm
Two more 'spares and repair ' in 1/72 from Airfix;
Fairey Rotodyne- the fuselage is in good condition and the decals haven't been scratched. It will be a rebuild using a variety of parts from the spares boxes.
Vickers Valiant B.1- it's poorly built and in need of some TLC. I have the Heritage vacform B.2 in the stash,  so it could look like a B.1 and a half.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nick on May 01, 2020, 02:29:50 pm
There was a news story on the TV only last night in the same vein, a hobby store operator was saying how they can't keep up with orders. I'd imagine their problem is compounded by the lack of there being regular hobby stores these days --

There is that and... here in the UK the Royal Mail are struggling with the sheer volume of parcels that are now being ordered. Some of my postie friends are going postal at how much more work there is with reduced staff numbers and the need to not share vehicles. They have even decided to stop delivering letters on Saturdays in order to keep up with the packages.
https://www.royalmail.com/d8/coronavirus-changes-service

Amazon and Hermes have recruited hundreds more couriers. I've seen them with cars full of parcels trying to keep up with our orders.

All this talk of more people working from home and more shopping online just means jobs will move from stores to deliveries.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on May 02, 2020, 05:49:14 am
Australia Post have just hired 600 new casual drivers (so expect an increase in miss-directed and missing parcels and subsequent rise in customer complaints) and posties are being "retrained to deliver parcels instead of letters".  Not sure what retraining is needed other than learning to press different parts of the screen on the mobile scanner device.
Moving posties from letters to parcels means letter deliveries have been cut to every other day and the priority service we all forget to offer customers has been dropped (I suspect permanently -  the new CEO wanted to get rid of it and she'll now have an excuse).

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on May 02, 2020, 06:01:04 am
picked up from the locak click and collect point an item bought on eBay

1 x 1/72 Mach 2 A.W. Argosy "1060's Livery" which is what I should have got the last time I was at Telford. This one to be OOB where as my previous one, in the brown and sand scheme, will become a nice RNZAF aircraft

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on May 02, 2020, 07:02:40 am
picked up from the locak click and collect point an item bought on eBay

1 x 1/72 Mach 2 A.W. Argosy "1060's Livery" which is what I should have got the last time I was at Telford. This one to be OOB where as my previous one, in the brown and sand scheme, will become a nice RNZAF aircraft

Gondor

Alastair, what's the difference between the Mach II Argosy and Airways Vacu Form kit ?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on May 02, 2020, 08:09:17 am
picked up from the locak click and collect point an item bought on eBay

1 x 1/72 Mach 2 A.W. Argosy "1060's Livery" which is what I should have got the last time I was at Telford. This one to be OOB where as my previous one, in the brown and sand scheme, will become a nice RNZAF aircraft

Gondor

Alastair, what's the difference between the Mach II Argosy and Airways Vacu Form kit ?
I would  love to build an argosy but Mach2's reputation has put me off big time  and 50 quid  is a lot of money  to have relegated to  the pile of part built shame.  Yes, I  do have one  :banghead:
What are they like quality of parts wise please Alastair.
Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on May 02, 2020, 08:11:29 am

Alastair, what's the difference between the Mach II Argosy and Airways Vacu Form kit ?


Other than the obvious, no idea as I don't have the vac form kit  ;D

I would  love to build an argosy but Mach2's reputation has put me off big time  and 50 quid  is a lot of money  to have relegated to  the pile of part built shame.  Yes, I  do have one  :banghead:
What are they like quality of parts wise please Alastair.
Cheers
Chris

Looks not bad in the box Chris, the build quality I don't know about yet and I can't remember what I read on Britmodeller where someone did a cracking build.

Being on furlough with full pay I have the best part of a months petrol mony to play with  ;D

Gondor

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 02, 2020, 08:54:03 am
picked up from the locak click and collect point an item bought on eBay

1 x 1/72 Mach 2 A.W. Argosy "1060's Livery" which is what I should have got the last time I was at Telford. This one to be OOB where as my previous one, in the brown and sand scheme, will become a nice RNZAF aircraft

Gondor

Alastair, what's the difference between the Mach II Argosy and Airways Vacu Form kit ?

The Airways kit will fit together and be less work.  I've had both go through my hands.

Wasn't someone selling the moulds for the Airways Argosy on ebay?  The Viking and VC10 were certainly on there.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on May 02, 2020, 09:23:52 am

Wasn't someone selling the moulds for the Airways Argosy on ebay?  The Viking and VC10 were certainly on there.

How long ago was that Lee ?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 02, 2020, 10:59:40 am
They're still there.  Not cheap though.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Airways-1-72nd-Vickers-Viking-and-BAC-One-Eleven-BAC-1-11-BAC-111/392669154529?hash=item5b6ce7cce1:g:pUUAAOSw-eleODs4

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Airways-1-72nd-Vickers-Viscount-Kit-Toolings/392669147454?hash=item5b6ce7b13e:g:1CUAAOSweMJeODjy

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Airways-1-72nd-Vickers-VC10-Kit-Toolings/392669149797?hash=item5b6ce7ba65:g:fXUAAOSwSgFeODoS

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Airways-1-72nd-de-Havilland-Comet-Kit-Toolings/392669143187?hash=item5b6ce7a093:g:ueAAAOSwlj9eMYHs

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Airways-1-48th-Hawker-Siddeley-Buccaneer-S-2-kit-toolings/392669200537?hash=item5b6ce88099:g:PRIAAOSwSwleOER5
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 02, 2020, 11:43:27 am
I'm sorely tempted by the VC10 tools, but I'd need a heck of a vacuum cleaner to make it work.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 02, 2020, 11:54:29 am
I thought about it for about a second - the Viking mould - and then rejected it.

Besides, lets just say for a minute that someone was to buy them and did a limited run - who's going to buy a 72nd vacform airliner these days?  I mean, Mach Poo have a VC10 and a Viscount available and Valom are threatening a Viking/Valetta.  IIRC RAM had bought the VC10 moulds and were going to do a limited run with resin bits for about £60 each, that's not far off a Mach Poo one.  Most people will, I feel, go for the Mach Poo one on the grounds that "it's less work than a vacform". 

Pause for sarcastic effect.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on May 02, 2020, 01:54:41 pm
RAM Models have/had all the Airways moulds, but the stories I've been hearing is the guy who runs it had got himself into doo-doos. Lots of irate customers who put up money and no product to show for it --- from what I've heard/read ----
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 02, 2020, 02:19:32 pm
It's a familiar tale and I can name* at least three traders who've done the same things.  Two of them were being actively hunted by customers they'd ripped off and who wanted to break their kneecaps.


*For legal reasons, I'll not do so.  However, two of them used to have full page ads in the back of Scale Aircraft Modelling.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Chaos on May 03, 2020, 05:09:15 am
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Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 03, 2020, 05:18:31 am
A 1:18 th scale me 262?  :o

Isn't that a bit large from your usual stuff?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on May 03, 2020, 05:31:26 am
A varied collection there Mr Chaos for sure  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 03, 2020, 06:49:58 am
They obviously have more variety in the Berlin model shops now than when I lived there!  :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Chaos on May 03, 2020, 07:26:04 am
Yes, the 262 is biger aί the normal models from me and i buy my Kits from modellbaukφnig or hlj and Hobby search.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on May 04, 2020, 04:45:52 pm
A few new arrivals over the past week or so, all from the eBay fairy;

1/48 Airfix Sea Fury FB.11
1/48 Roden Gladiator Mk.1-Very pleasant surprise to open the box and find TWO complete kits in sealed bags inside.  Not sure if this was a factory mistake or the seller's mistake, but it was listed as a single kit and price was reasonable even for one.  Safe to say I"m pleased on this one. 
1/48 Tamiya Mustang Mk.III
Also a nice selection of Xtradecal sets for Tornadoes and Hawks, including a lot of anniversary and special schemes.  Also the Xtradecal Hunter F.6 sheet Part3,  and Model Alliance Early Lightnings sheet.   All in 1/48. 

 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 04, 2020, 05:28:10 pm
Ebay says I've won the following:

Brengun Blohm und Voss Bv 40 - it was fairly cheap and one in captured British markings hasn't been done.  I think.

Both Modeldecal Vampire sheets - I really only wanted the 607 Sqn option to go on my 607 Sqn Hunters, but the others may look better on 1081s or Venoms.

There's also a set of the Modeldecal 607 markings on the way from Nick (thanks, BTW), so I think I've got enough to do the quartet of Hunters (F4, F6, T7 and FGA9) plus a Jet Provost and the 1081 Kestrel.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 04, 2020, 11:43:08 pm
After a long hiatus I ordered a kit, an Airfix A-4B/Q Skyhawk - in part for the decals, in part for the plan to convert it into an A-4L or something similar.
And some F8F vacu canopies for the domor bank.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on May 05, 2020, 02:09:44 am
From Modelnerds.

This to get modern RAAF scheme - Fierce Bunyip?
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49857794248_51ca69f8f6_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iXLedd)FC-1 Fierce Dragon (https://flic.kr/p/2iXLedd) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

This to be something other than nazi.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49858640652_97c00c9beb_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iXQyPo)Arado Ar-240 A-02 (https://flic.kr/p/2iXQyPo) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on May 05, 2020, 07:47:16 am
That Arado was the kit that got me back into modelling. I'd popped into Beatties at High Holborn just to get some paint for my figure painting and saw it on the shelf and bought it for some reason. Cost me £6, yes it's still in the stash  :angel: I've also got the night fighter version.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on May 05, 2020, 07:53:47 am
Just got a  cheap  Hobbyboss  P-51C mustang II of Ebay  to be modified slightly and  put in to Royal navy  service  during the Korean war.  Along with my D model  it will get the Griffon  engine  treatment, and possibly some  invasion stripes if I am feeling  adventurous enough.  This will be a surplus  aircraft from ww2 upgraded and used as a stopgap  ground attack aircraft.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: nighthunter on May 05, 2020, 04:20:46 pm
Won this weekend:

1/100 Tamiya Saab AJ-37  Viggen (Austrian Air Force)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on May 06, 2020, 05:12:13 am
That Arado was the kit that got me back into modelling. I'd popped into Beatties at High Holborn just to get some paint for my figure painting and saw it on the shelf and bought it for some reason. Cost me £6, yes it's still in the stash  :angel: I've also got the night fighter version.

I like the ducted spinners.  It's surprisingly small given the size of the box.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on May 06, 2020, 05:55:54 am


I like the ducted spinners.  It's surprisingly small given the size of the box.


Yup I've liked it ever since I saw it in one of the William Green books
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 06, 2020, 09:47:32 am
Just got a  cheap  Hobbyboss  P-51C mustang II of Ebay  to be modified slightly and  put in to Royal navy  service  during the Korean war.  Along with my D model  it will get the Griffon  engine  treatment, and possibly some  invasion stripes if I am feeling  adventurous enough.  This will be a surplus  aircraft from ww2 upgraded and used as a stopgap  ground attack aircraft.

That seems a good idea. Grafting a resin Griffon on gives a model some subtle differences. I have done it with a RAF late war Mustang IV.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on May 06, 2020, 10:18:40 am
Just got a  cheap  Hobbyboss  P-51C mustang II of Ebay  to be modified slightly and  put in to Royal navy  service  during the Korean war.  Along with my D model  it will get the Griffon  engine  treatment, and possibly some  invasion stripes if I am feeling  adventurous enough.  This will be a surplus  aircraft from ww2 upgraded and used as a stopgap  ground attack aircraft.

That seems a good idea. Grafting a resin Griffon on gives a model some subtle differences. I have done it with a RAF late war Mustang IV.
I was only going to go as far as changing the  propeller  on it to be honest  Trevor, as I  didn't know that there  was a resin Griffon  engine  available to do the conversion with.  I have  ordered some  late model  20 mm cannons  to replace some of the  .50 cals with also. Is there  a Griffon  conversion  out there anyone??
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 06, 2020, 12:53:55 pm
No, but there's various options you can try.  Best bet would be a Seafire 47 cowling and I think Airwaves do one.

Nick kindly sent me some 607 sqn Vampire markings, so with those, several copies of that sheet sourced off ebay and what I think I may have, I've enough to cover the 1081/Hunter/Jet Provost line up thats on the go.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on May 06, 2020, 01:09:40 pm
No, but there's various options you can try.  Best bet would be a Seafire 47 cowling and I think Airwaves do one.

Nick kindly sent me some 607 sqn Vampire markings, so with those, several copies of that sheet sourced off ebay and what I think I may have, I've enough to cover the 1081/Hunter/Jet Provost line up thats on the go.
Cheers Lee, that will be a  vac form item will it, I  might be able to   do something with that then, I will look one up
Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 06, 2020, 02:05:18 pm
No, resin.  If they still do it, it's based on ye olde DB one from the 80s and it's just a cut and shut down a panel line )engine firewall) on a Spitfire.  Firewall on a 'stang is different

Actually, I can do better - a quick look through a resin bits box has turned up a resin Seafang fuselage, which has a similar cowling but the corss section may fit the P.51 better and more importantly, should take one of the props I sent (have they arrived yet?).  You may have to do some cutting to fit, but it should work.

I'll try to get in the post tomorrow.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on May 06, 2020, 02:12:03 pm
No, resin.  If they still do it, it's based on ye olde DB one from the 80s and it's just a cut and shut down a panel line )engine firewall) on a Spitfire.  Firewall on a 'stang is different

Actually, I can do better - a quick look through a resin bits box has turned up a resin Seafang fuselage, which has a similar cowling but the corss section may fit the P.51 better and more importantly, should take one of the props I sent (have they arrived yet?).  You may have to do some cutting to fit, but it should work.

I'll try to get in the post tomorrow.
I have just had a  good look on tinterweb for one  and  didn't find one listed, that would be brilliant Lee, cheers.  The props have not  arrived yet, I am still waiting for a  few other bits to arrive that should of been here by now  too, I will let you know as and when they do. Do I owe you anything for the parts and postage  Lee?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on May 06, 2020, 02:14:12 pm
A pair of Harro's (hobbes) 1/120 FASS domes were at the post office today, very nice too.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 06, 2020, 02:19:28 pm
Happy enough with goodwill.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on May 06, 2020, 02:45:57 pm
Happy enough with goodwill.
Thankyou Lee much appreciated.  This is all new and unknown territory for  me and quite a bit different from my  Honduras and Nicaraguan  cartel  builds :thumbsup:
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on May 06, 2020, 03:08:23 pm
Box of childhood nostalgia arrived form the eBay Fairy today.  I've been building almost exclusively 1/48 for the past couple of years but when I saw a lot of classic pre-war 1/72 biplanes I was taken right back to childhood and couldn't resist

Monogram Boeing F4B-4-1979 boxing in sealed original box with the $1.99 price tag still on.
Monogram Goshawk F11-C-2-same as above but with $2.19 price sticker.
Monogram Hawk P-6E-open 1979 box but all parts present and intact.  This one I remember vividly as I built if for a school project when I was 10 where we had to make something following written directions. 
Matchbox AW Siskin IIIA-sealed 1974 boxing. 

I think my plan will be to build these and display them together on a nice wooden base or even wall mount them on a plaque. 

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Mossie on May 06, 2020, 03:49:05 pm
No, resin.  If they still do it, it's based on ye olde DB one from the 80s and it's just a cut and shut down a panel line )engine firewall) on a Spitfire.  Firewall on a 'stang is different

Actually, I can do better - a quick look through a resin bits box has turned up a resin Seafang fuselage, which has a similar cowling but the corss section may fit the P.51 better and more importantly, should take one of the props I sent (have they arrived yet?).  You may have to do some cutting to fit, but it should work.

I'll try to get in the post tomorrow.
I have just had a  good look on tinterweb for one  and  didn't find one listed, that would be brilliant Lee, cheers.  The props have not  arrived yet, I am still waiting for a  few other bits to arrive that should of been here by now  too, I will let you know as and when they do. Do I owe you anything for the parts and postage  Lee?

Those Brengun two stage Merlin's might work?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 06, 2020, 04:12:43 pm
Not for a Griffon.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on May 06, 2020, 11:47:37 pm

Monogram Hawk P-6E-open 1979 box but all parts present and intact.  This one I remember vividly as I built if for a school project when I was 10 where we had to make something following written directions. 


The only written directions I was following in 1979 were those on my divorce papers  :rolleyes:

Seriously I have some very fond memories of those old Monogram bi-plane kits and the Matchbox ones as well, what with their, then innovative method of attaching the struts.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on May 07, 2020, 05:16:19 am
the postie just dropped off a couple of eBay purchases

1 x 1/72 Highplanes Mirage IIIO which will be OOB

1 x 1/48 Eduard Bf 109G-14 ProfiPACK edition box 82118

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on May 07, 2020, 07:53:23 am
Just arrived 1/100 scale Plasticart IL-62 , this set has all the correct parts but the decals don't match the box artwork. I've got some RAF decals,  so it will be looking like a VC10isky!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 07, 2020, 08:28:55 am
Just got a  cheap  Hobbyboss  P-51C mustang II of Ebay  to be modified slightly and  put in to Royal navy  service  during the Korean war.  Along with my D model  it will get the Griffon  engine  treatment, and possibly some  invasion stripes if I am feeling  adventurous enough.  This will be a surplus  aircraft from ww2 upgraded and used as a stopgap  ground attack aircraft.

That seems a good idea. Grafting a resin Griffon on gives a model some subtle differences. I have done it with a RAF late war Mustang IV.
I was only going to go as far as changing the  propeller  on it to be honest  Trevor, as I  didn't know that there  was a resin Griffon  engine  available to do the conversion with.  I have  ordered some  late model  20 mm cannons  to replace some of the  .50 cals with also. Is there  a Griffon  conversion  out there anyone??

I say available I bought 4 or 5 from Collectakit a couple of years back. Wooksta's solution would also work.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on May 07, 2020, 10:55:54 am
Just got a  cheap  Hobbyboss  P-51C mustang II of Ebay  to be modified slightly and  put in to Royal navy  service  during the Korean war.  Along with my D model  it will get the Griffon  engine  treatment, and possibly some  invasion stripes if I am feeling  adventurous enough.  This will be a surplus  aircraft from ww2 upgraded and used as a stopgap  ground attack aircraft.

That seems a good idea. Grafting a resin Griffon on gives a model some subtle differences. I have done it with a RAF late war Mustang IV.
I was only going to go as far as changing the  propeller  on it to be honest  Trevor, as I  didn't know that there  was a resin Griffon  engine  available to do the conversion with.  I have  ordered some  late model  20 mm cannons  to replace some of the  .50 cals with also. Is there  a Griffon  conversion  out there anyone??

I say available I bought 4 or 5 from Collectakit a couple of years back. Wooksta's solution would also work.
I had a look for the airwaves conversions Trev, but nothing came up so Lee is helping me with my creation. :thumbsup:
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 07, 2020, 11:52:41 am
I didn't manage to get to the Post Office, but I may be able to find another fuselage, so you have a spare.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on May 07, 2020, 01:13:31 pm
Trumpeter 1/72 Wyvern I ordered just a couple of days ago arrived.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on May 07, 2020, 01:23:11 pm
I didn't manage to get to the Post Office, but I may be able to find another fuselage, so you have a spare.
Thankyou Lee is, absolutely no rush for it, I am dimming my  bulb  painting the navy  twin pioneer, and I have  battled with  a CMR  Boulton Paul P111. Put it this way, I  am glad it had 2 fuselages with it :banghead:
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nils on May 08, 2020, 01:33:58 am
scored on Facebook marketpace  ;D

-Revell 1/72 F-100D Super Sabre
-Revell 1/72 Sea Vixen

arrived today, and im currently in talks with the same seller for 2 more Luft'46 kits :)
a Huma 1/72 henschell Hs132 and a Me. P1101  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on May 08, 2020, 02:04:12 am
From BNA Model World.  Along with some paint.

To be RAAF using the F-35 scheme.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49869598251_484e6ccfe6_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iYNJ8v)Shenyang J-31 Gyrfalcon (https://flic.kr/p/2iYNJ8v) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nils on May 08, 2020, 02:31:10 am
thats gonna look good  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 08, 2020, 04:09:37 am
Isn't that an F-23?  :-\
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on May 08, 2020, 04:17:37 am
It's better looking than an F-23*.
I may have to do something about those nozzles.


*in a relative way.  No modern combat aircraft is that attractive but some are better than others.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitbasher on May 08, 2020, 04:59:41 am
Hobbybossing courtesy of the postie.  1/72 F-5E and MS.406, both for whiffery,
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on May 09, 2020, 07:31:55 am
1/72 Combat Kits  Avro Lancastrian with Nene jet engines
1/72 Airfix Avro Lancaster B.II
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on May 09, 2020, 07:41:44 am
Two items from eBay arrived today

1 x 1/72 Meng F-102A (Case X) to become a TF-102A using the GRand models conversion set

1 x 1/72 AZ models Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2/4,6,14 3in 1 box, no decals

From Freightdog

1 x 1/72 Hunter T12 conversion and detail set, I think I have a Hunter kit available for it  ;)

1 x 1/72 Pegasus Messerschitt Me 109H

Ta much Colin, your a star  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 09, 2020, 08:20:12 am

1 x 1/72 Meng F-102A (Case X) to become a TF-102A using the GRand models conversion set


I've never heard of GrandModels before, but just looked them up. That TF-102 conversion looks a real gem, I'd be interested in what you think of it Alastair. I've got 2-3 of the old ModelConversion kits for the Twin Two and that's OK, but very 70s. I wonder if the GrandModels conversion would work on the older Hasegawa F-102 kit.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on May 09, 2020, 08:35:00 am

1 x 1/72 Meng F-102A (Case X) to become a TF-102A using the GRand models conversion set


I've never heard of GrandModels before, but just looked them up. That TF-102 conversion looks a real gem, I'd be interested in what you think of it Alastair. I've got 2-3 of the old ModelConversion kits for the Twin Two and that's OK, but very 70s. I wonder if the GrandModels conversion would work on the older Hasegawa F-102 kit.

It says on the box that it's designed for the Meng kit but I am sure that you would be able to get it to fit the Hasegawa kit. I have a couple of the old XTRAPARTS conversion sets, set number 03 it was and contained Highly detailed ejector seats as part of the contents which I am sure they were at the time.

I am sure I posted these befor but here you go Kit, pics of the Grand Models converion set.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47687363051_c45db4a59d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fDYcCF)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47687362941_b1b151c5a8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fDYcAM)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47687362811_503f16321e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fDYcyx)

I have the apropriate decal sheet on order from Grand Models which will allow me to build any TF-102 I want, real world that is. The older conversion sets and Hasegawa kits will be Whiff fodder I think.

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 09, 2020, 08:47:25 am
Thanks Alastair, that looks really good.  :thumbsup:

The Xtraparts kit is the same one that I have, Hannants bought the whole Modeldecal product range AFAIK, but didn't get their glorious Hunter T7 conversion for some reason. :(
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on May 09, 2020, 09:18:13 am
Thanks Alastair, that looks really good.  :thumbsup:

The Xtraparts kit is the same one that I have, Hannants bought the whole Modeldecal product range AFAIK, but didn't get their glorious Hunter T7 conversion for some reason. :(

Probably because they had plans for MPM to make their own T7 which I will need for the T.12 conversion

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 09, 2020, 10:51:54 am
A care package/birthday present arrived this morning from a warehouse in Suffolk.

1/72 Special Hobby F-86H [RAF Markings]
1/72 Special Hobby SF-37 Recce Viggen [also for whiffing. Been after a SF-37 Viggen for years. This is an excellent looking kit.]

Aftermarket u/c legs and wheels for the 1/72 Revell A400M Atlas

A pair of Blackdog resin 1/72 Chukar aerial targets. [Going under a HS-125 if it fits.]

Just some further weathering bits to come hopefully next week and that completes a different sort of birthday this year.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 09, 2020, 11:05:33 am

Aftermarket u/c legs and wheels for the 1/72 Revell A400M Atlas


You'll DEFINITELY need them Trevor! The standard kit items are about as much use as a chocolate fireguard.  :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on May 09, 2020, 11:14:43 am

Aftermarket u/c legs and wheels for the 1/72 Revell A400M Atlas


You'll DEFINITELY need them Trevor! The standard kit items are about as much use as a chocolate fireguard.  :banghead:

Which aftermarket Trevor, I got the Scale Aircraft Conversions U/C set.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 09, 2020, 11:36:33 am

Aftermarket u/c legs and wheels for the 1/72 Revell A400M Atlas


You'll DEFINITELY need them Trevor! The standard kit items are about as much use as a chocolate fireguard.  :banghead:

Which aftermarket Trevor, I got the Scale Aircraft Conversions U/C set.

This very set. The kit ones will come in handy elsewhere.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on May 11, 2020, 05:57:01 am
From the Big H in only a couple of days.  :bow: To both them and the Royal Mail  :bow:

Special Hobby 1/72 He 162. Yes I only just finished one, but it was such a nice kit. This one might be Israeli working on the assumption that they were manufactured in Czechoslovakia post War and then sold on ?

AZ Curtis Hawk H-75A-4/5/7. Yes I am currently building their Mohawk, but I fancy the real world N.E.I.A.F. aircraft.

A couple of Eduard's pre-painted steel seat belt sets. 1/72 RAF late and early

Some CMK Razor saws
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on May 11, 2020, 10:20:54 pm
From the eBay Fairy, Revell 1/48 F-18E.  I'm seeing this in roundels with a big "E" on the tails for a Hornet FGR.1 on the catapult equipped HMS Queen Liz c.Now
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 11, 2020, 10:32:57 pm
From the eBay Fairy, Revell 1/48 F-18E.  I'm seeing this in roundels with a big "E" on the tails for a Hornet FGR.1 on the catapult equipped HMS Queen Liz c.Now

 :thumbsup: Sounds good. All over EDSG color scheme?  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on May 12, 2020, 07:36:57 am
Arrived today from the big yellow H

1 x 1/72 Blackburn Firebrand TF.v/5 "FAA Early Schemes" by Mark 1 decals, for an old Manga kit that is without decals, will also provide items for the Pike TF2

1 x 1/72 Israeli Air Force Vautour IIA/B/N and Ouragan MD.450 by IsraDecal as options for kits of the same.

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 12, 2020, 10:30:36 am
Few bits and bobs have filtered through.

Revell Hunter FGA9 - removed from the secondary stash and shuttled across.

Modeldecal 100: Vampires - intended for RAuxAF Venoms

A care package from Colin, comprising a High Planes Beaufighter I conversion set, two Freightdog Hunter T12s, Freightdog Mosquito tropical intakes (and these look to be bang on, as opposed to Paragon's woeful attempt), 2 sets of Freightdog Spitfire mk XIV/XVIII middle east decals and some free Spitfire bits he had kicking about.  Very handy they are too - I'm already thinking of an RAAF HFIXc.


Finally, ebay says I've won the Xtrakit Swift/Vampire combo I was bidding on.  Yay!  And I snaffled a Magna FR5 whilst I was at it, largely to drop the belly tank into rubber.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on May 12, 2020, 11:08:56 am
Just won the 1/72 Combat kits BAe Mantis UAV , I'll have to see if a scratch built cockpit and canopy is doable.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on May 13, 2020, 05:07:13 am
The postie just delved an eBay win

1 x 1/35 M51 by Tamyia. To be a real world build as I am always fascinated by the underdog scenario which is why I like Israeli stuff.

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 13, 2020, 07:58:33 am
A little packet from the Big H with two sets of Barracuda decals (Why did I get them, I've just finished my Barra kit?  ;D) An Eduard PE set for a Canberra PR9 (for an RW build when I get home, XH131 naturally... ;D) and two resin Canberra rudders. (I didn't know there was anything wrong with the Airfix ones, but WTH...…)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on May 13, 2020, 03:35:41 pm
Nice selection on the doorstep today...all from the eBay Fairy

Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4J Skyhawk 2-seater
Accurate Miniatures 1/48 TBF-1C Avenger (got it cheap because it was advertised at painting started.  Turns out most internal parts are painted up quite nicely. 
MPC Return Of the Jedi B-Wing

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on May 14, 2020, 06:32:13 am
The postie dropped of a packagetoday

1 x 1/144 Avro J85/RJ100 Doors and Windows by Draw Decal for my U.S. Navy BAe 146 AEW build

1 x 1/144 USAF C-5A Grey/White decals by Draw Decal for my Boeing C-5 build in the future

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on May 15, 2020, 04:57:38 am
Another couple of eBay purchases dropped off by the postie today

1 x 1/72 Atlantis Models AH-56A Cheyenne which will get bits of an AH-64 added to it to model the upgraded C version

1 x 1/72 Xtrakit Hawker Hunter T7 to become a T.12 thanks to Colin of Freightdog

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on May 15, 2020, 05:32:35 am
I decided to treat myself to a special hobby  seafire  fr47, and it has arrived today.  Looks good in the box and I have  decided what is  going to happen to it. Just as the mustang's i have are going to be  griffon powered  naval aircraft, this is going to be  based in the  middle east and sport a  desert scheme.  It will be based at El Adam in Libya, and serve its last days  there until  replaced by the  swifts  in the sand kicking  department.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 15, 2020, 06:08:44 am
I decided to treat myself to a special hobby  seafire  fr47, and it has arrived today.  Looks good in the box and I have  decided what is  going to happen to it. Just as the mustang's i have are going to be  griffon powered  naval aircraft, this is going to be  based in the  middle east and sport a  desert scheme.  It will be based at El Adam in Libya, and serve its last days  there until  replaced by the  swifts  in the sand kicking  department.
Chris

interesting idea. would a good intermediate a/c be an Attacker?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on May 16, 2020, 01:05:14 am
Bunch of rotors coming in, finally got my first Heller 1/50 Gazelle and there's another one on the way. One of them will probably be converted into a Blue Thunder. :mellow:
Also ordered a Revell 1/72 UH-60A which will be Portuguese, maybe Fuzileiros(Marines).

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

Another one that should finally be delivered next monday is the KittyHawk 1/48 AH-1Z Viper.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on May 16, 2020, 02:18:30 am
Hmm, a further 'care package' from Suffolk has just arrived and within was a....

Special Hobby 1/72 Fouga CM-175 Zephyr [French carrier landing training a/c]

Most rest of the package headed for the igloos given its nature.....

Little Boy, Fat Man, Mk17, Mk53, Mk36 single examples of weapons grade resin.

But ADM-20 Quail and AQM-37 Jayhawk drones also showed up. 

All this resin being from Blackdog.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 16, 2020, 09:48:55 am
Ebay says I've won that Airfix Beaufighterin the Malaya boxing that I was bidding on.  There's lovely.

Given some of the bits I have about, I may have a spin at backdating it to an early mk 1.  In Battle of Britain colours.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 16, 2020, 05:49:52 pm
First kit in months. Got my taxes paid so I decided to allow myself one to celebrate.

(https://i.imgur.com/Nh1QLXT.jpg?1)

I'll go more in depth over on the blog but this is the most impressive looking Amodel kit I've seen. There aren't a ton of manufacturing flaws... I don't see any flash at all. Everything looks nice and crisp. Panel lines are recessed but not overly large/deep. No clue the fitment or literally anything else about it. I'll probably dig up a review or two to read through in a bit. Hopefully not a disaster.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on May 16, 2020, 05:51:19 pm
I decided to treat myself to a special hobby  seafire  fr47, and it has arrived today.  Looks good in the box and I have  decided what is  going to happen to it. Just as the mustang's i have are going to be  griffon powered  naval aircraft, this is going to be  based in the  middle east and sport a  desert scheme.  It will be based at El Adam in Libya, and serve its last days  there until  replaced by the  swifts  in the sand kicking  department.
Chris

I'm working on one of them at the moment.  Nothing too bad to report but then i've not got far.  Check the windscreen fit before finalising fuselage join PSR.  Mine needed some slight adjustment.

<edit>  The wheel well internal walls are separate parts and will need to be sanded down to get the wing halves to fit without a gap on the leading edge - or leave them out.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 17, 2020, 12:07:04 pm
Ebay says I've won a Revell Hunter FGA9 in the original boxing, so that gives me more Mavericks I have zero use for but the longer Sabrinas if I want to do a Swedish F.4.

Plus an Airmodel Vampire NF10.  IIRC it's geared to go with ye olde Frog kit but any fule kno the Heller one is far better and I've loads of them.  The donor kit can also give me a cockpit interior for the Aeroclub Venom I've part started.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on May 19, 2020, 08:20:54 am
Another one that should finally be delivered next monday is the KittyHawk 1/48 AH-1Z Viper.

And it was, along with a 1/48 decal sheet by Black Cat decals for a Portuguese Spitfire... :thumbsup:

(https://i.imgur.com/TqjR2Sc.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on May 20, 2020, 12:53:42 am
Another Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury from the eBay Fairy today, this time the export version.  That makes three total in the stash and one on the shelf...I really need to build one soon.  A US one is in the cards for sure. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 21, 2020, 04:30:14 pm
Ebay says I've won this:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/hcMAAOSwvfxeg6NL/s-l1600.jpg)

Saw it and liked the look of it. And I know exactly what I'm doing it as and where it'll be based.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kerick on May 21, 2020, 08:46:02 pm
Ebay says I've won this:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/hcMAAOSwvfxeg6NL/s-l1600.jpg)

Saw it and liked the look of it. And I know exactly what I'm doing it as and where it'll be based.

Floats. You know you want to!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 21, 2020, 09:07:52 pm
I can't remember if "tools and such" qualifies but it's certainly going into the stash that is dedicated to models.  :unsure: ;D

Found a bunch of this stuff much cheaper than usual so I took the opportunity to buy a lifetime supply. I went ahead and bought three of the regular metal handles as well in the case that the plastic ones in the disposable set don't allow the blades they come with to be switched out.

(https://i.imgur.com/9cWnN40.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nick on May 22, 2020, 01:58:37 am
Ebay says I've won this:

Fuji FA/200

Saw it and liked the look of it. And I know exactly what I'm doing it as and where it'll be based.

RAuxAF Hong Kong?
V-Bomber crew transport - Beagle Bassett style?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on May 22, 2020, 02:14:00 am
Ebay says I've won this:

Fuji FA/200

Saw it and liked the look of it. And I know exactly what I'm doing it as and where it'll be based.

RAuxAF Hong Kong?
V-Bomber crew transport - Beagle Bassett style?

Spitfire stand in for a really really low budget movie?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on May 22, 2020, 02:18:40 am
Ebay says I've won this:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/hcMAAOSwvfxeg6NL/s-l1600.jpg)

Saw it and liked the look of it. And I know exactly what I'm doing it as and where it'll be based.
I have  not long since  sold one of those
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on May 22, 2020, 04:26:05 am
A delivery from Eduard arrived today

1 x 1/48 Bf 109G-14/AS Overtrees 82162X Sprues H, I, N, U, V & X

1 x 1/48 BF 109G-14/AS small parts Overtrees 82169X Sprues H, I, N & X

As you can see buying the second set of parts mearly duplicated what was in the first except for basically the fuselage parts  :banghead:

A little later an eBay purchase showed up

1 x 1/72 AZ Models Supermarine Seafang F. Mk 32

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on May 22, 2020, 05:42:16 am

Found a bunch of this stuff much cheaper than usual so I took the opportunity to buy a lifetime supply. I went ahead and bought three of the regular metal handles as well in the case that the plastic ones in the disposable set don't allow the blades they come with to be switched out.


Now that's odd because all the Swann-Morton boxes I've seen are blue  :unsure: Mind you yours may well be surgical quality which might account for the different boxes ?

As an aside I once had a tour around their works in Sheffield as part of my job and when I told them I was a great fan of their products they gave me loads of boxes  ;D I had to go through quite a rigmarole when I got back to the office so nobody could accuse me of accepting a bribe  :angel:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 22, 2020, 05:46:40 am
I can't remember if "tools and such" qualifies but it's certainly going into the stash that is dedicated to models.  :unsure: ;D

Found a bunch of this stuff much cheaper than usual so I took the opportunity to buy a lifetime supply. I went ahead and bought three of the regular metal handles as well in the case that the plastic ones in the disposable set don't allow the blades they come with to be switched out.

(https://i.imgur.com/9cWnN40.jpg)

Of all the blades I've used over the years, I've found the 15s to be the best and the safest to use.  I originally used the 11 and if dropped into the leg, it's nasty.  Did it once and if it had been an inch another way...  Well, I wouldn't be here now.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on May 22, 2020, 06:20:46 am
Those blades make the ball of my thumb ache, where I stabbed it with a box cutter this afternoon. :-\


(And I wasn't even modelling! :o)


This model (not this one, though ;)) sans the serrated blade - taken from the Bunnings online catalogue:

(https://media.bunnings.com.au/Product-800x800/6423c033-b940-40a6-94c4-916924aa5397.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 22, 2020, 12:54:54 pm

Found a bunch of this stuff much cheaper than usual so I took the opportunity to buy a lifetime supply. I went ahead and bought three of the regular metal handles as well in the case that the plastic ones in the disposable set don't allow the blades they come with to be switched out.


Now that's odd because all the Swann-Morton boxes I've seen are blue  :unsure: Mind you yours may well be surgical quality which might account for the different boxes ?

As an aside I once had a tour around their works in Sheffield as part of my job and when I told them I was a great fan of their products they gave me loads of boxes  ;D I had to go through quite a rigmarole when I got back to the office so nobody could accuse me of accepting a bribe  :angel:

I believe it's down to how they're sterilized. Blue are non-sterilized while the red and green are. Of the two varieties that are sterilized, the red box is carbon steel and green box is stainless steel.  Now.... I don't know which is better... carbon or stainless?


Of all the blades I've used over the years, I've found the 15s to be the best and the safest to use.  I originally used the 11 and if dropped into the leg, it's nasty.  Did it once and if it had been an inch another way...  Well, I wouldn't be here now.

I'm going to try to be careful.....   near miss on the femoral artery... yeah that doesn't sound good. Coincidentally I nearly dropped a similar style (but made by Testors) blade/handle into the top of my foot the other day... just barely moved it in time. Same type of blade..... ol sharp pointy wedge %@#!@$%

Those blades make the ball of my thumb ache, where I stabbed it with a box cutter this afternoon. :-\


(And I wasn't even modelling! :o)


This model (not this one, though ;)) sans the serrated blade - taken from the Bunnings online catalogue:


Almost seems your knives are conspiring against you.  ;D ;D   I like that blade, though.... first I seen with the caribiner like clip. I have some still, I think. People looooooooooove to steal the damn things though.  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on May 22, 2020, 10:48:11 pm
Put a cable tie round the handle of your exact knife.  It stops it rolling off the bench and plunging point first into your foot.  Surprisingly, while they rolled off plenty of times they always managed to miss my lower appendages.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on May 22, 2020, 11:48:38 pm
Been in the mood for something colorful from the interwar era so today the nice man from FedEx dropped of a HobbyCraft P-26A.  Kit looks surprisingly good.  Decals look crap, but was replacing them anyway.  Also in the post a set of 1/48 F-105 Thunderchief in Vietnam deals featuring some young ladies who seem keen on getting their kit off. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on May 23, 2020, 12:16:55 am

Now that's odd because all the Swann-Morton boxes I've seen are blue  :unsure: Mind you yours may well be surgical quality which might account for the different boxes ?


I believe it's down to how they're sterilized. Blue are non-sterilized while the red and green are. Of the two varieties that are sterilized, the red box is carbon steel and green box is stainless steel.  Now.... I don't know which is better... carbon or stainless?


The blue boxes we buy for modelling purposes here in the U.K. are considered as "seconds" by Swann-Morton. Now when I asked what that meant, a long, long time ago, I didn't get an answer. It could be as simple as sterilised and non, but I always had the impression it was something else. Their quality control was, and is, extremely rigorous and the way razor steel (the starting point for the blades) was produced meant that there tended to be some at the edge of the coil which wasn't quite 100%. Mind you the production of razor steel was all very much a black art back in the day  :angel: It was also the second most expensive steel we produced. The most expensive ? The steel used for the production of the springs which opened cluster bomb units. Also produced within the "workhouse" at Stocksbridge.

As for carbon or stainless ? From our point of view the differences are negligible. Just be respectful when using the blade and let the edge do the cutting, don't apply to much pressure as you might snap the thing.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 23, 2020, 03:33:46 am

The most expensive ? The steel used for the production of the springs which opened cluster bomb units. Also produced within the "workhouse" at Stocksbridge.


It's educational being on here, as well as amusing.  :thumbsup: ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 23, 2020, 04:03:36 am
Ebays tells me I've won another Revell Hunter FGA 9 in the original boxing.  I think I'm now replete with Hunter single seaters.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on May 23, 2020, 05:56:09 am
The postie dropped off

1 x 1/72 Grand Models Decals for TF-102 which covers Three Turkish aircraft, two with the square national markings,; Four Greek aircraft with at least one in SEA camouflage and Four American aircraft with one of them also being in SEA comouflage.

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 23, 2020, 07:35:10 am
Another small box from the Big H. This time a resin add-on bomb bay interior for a Canberra PR9 (it's actually the flare bay, but maybe they don't know that) and both shades of RAF Slate Grey paint.

The Light shade of the latter is already camouflaging my Canberra F10, the first coat anyway.

Amazingly the 'bomb bay' add on actually has the pipe work moulded into it onto which I grafted a sampling valve aboard XH131 back in the mid 70s! It DOESN'T have the sampling valve though, so I'll have to add that for perfect authenticity.

It'll be all of 10 thou. dia. in 1/72 scale.  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on May 23, 2020, 08:47:50 am
In Calgary yesterday to pick up casting supplies, a new tool Revell Shackleton MR.3 found it's way into the shopping basket. I'll build this one with the Vipers.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 23, 2020, 10:08:45 am

Now that's odd because all the Swann-Morton boxes I've seen are blue  :unsure: Mind you yours may well be surgical quality which might account for the different boxes ?


I believe it's down to how they're sterilized. Blue are non-sterilized while the red and green are. Of the two varieties that are sterilized, the red box is carbon steel and green box is stainless steel.  Now.... I don't know which is better... carbon or stainless?


The blue boxes we buy for modelling purposes here in the U.K. are considered as "seconds" by Swann-Morton. Now when I asked what that meant, a long, long time ago, I didn't get an answer. It could be as simple as sterilised and non, but I always had the impression it was something else. Their quality control was, and is, extremely rigorous and the way razor steel (the starting point for the blades) was produced meant that there tended to be some at the edge of the coil which wasn't quite 100%. Mind you the production of razor steel was all very much a black art back in the day  :angel: It was also the second most expensive steel we produced. The most expensive ? The steel used for the production of the springs which opened cluster bomb units. Also produced within the "workhouse" at Stocksbridge.

As for carbon or stainless ? From our point of view the differences are negligible. Just be respectful when using the blade and let the edge do the cutting, don't apply to much pressure as you might snap the thing.


Ah!!!  OK then, thank you!!  I can't wait to try them out... I'll be easy on 'em.  :mellow: 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on May 23, 2020, 10:34:01 am
Carbon steel can take and hold a sharper edge and is generally slightly more flexible,
none of which makes a difference to modelling unless you like to rehone your blades.
The carbon steel is definitely superior in that case.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Chaos on May 23, 2020, 11:02:32 am
New at my stash.

(https://s12.directupload.net/images/200522/5tfltngh.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 23, 2020, 01:14:08 pm
Carbon steel can take and hold a sharper edge and is generally slightly more flexible,
none of which makes a difference to modelling unless you like to rehone your blades.
The carbon steel is definitely superior in that case.  :thumbsup:

Thanks!!  Sounds familiar....... swords and such.  :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Mossie on May 23, 2020, 03:31:58 pm
Carbon steel can take and hold a sharper edge and is generally slightly more flexible,
none of which makes a difference to modelling unless you like to rehone your blades.
The carbon steel is definitely superior in that case.  :thumbsup:

Thanks!!  Sounds familiar....... swords and such.  :mellow:

On the other side of that, stainless steel is much better in it's intended medical environment.  It doesn't rust in contact with bodily fluids (at least not in the time you'd usually use it) and is easier to sterilise and less likely to harbour bugs.  It's meant to cut soft tissue so strength isn't an issue if you're using it properly.  None of which matters to us of course.  I've never managed to get hold of carbon blades and can attest that stainless blades snap and ping easily if you use too much pressure.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on May 24, 2020, 06:06:40 am
Yup I can attest to the fact that generally carbon steel tends to take an edge better than stainless and if you have the skill, as I know Jon and a few others do, its the one to go for if you want to re-hone a blade.

I also did a bit of digging and Swann-Morton now make blades specifically for hobby purposes, or at least market them as such, something they didn't do back in my day.

The real "fun" starts when you attend a special steels meeting and the discussions start, normally over a pint or two, as to when is steel not steel and which type of steel is best for which purpose  :rolleyes: I can actually remember people who could recall the old Huntsman Steel making process, although I think it may have been in a working museum ? Now that was top quality for clock springs.

Anyway from the E-Bay fairy yesterday another Airfix 1/72 "Rag Wing" Hurricane. This will probably be my RAF Silver Wings build.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 24, 2020, 01:08:17 pm
Carbon steel can take and hold a sharper edge and is generally slightly more flexible,
none of which makes a difference to modelling unless you like to rehone your blades.
The carbon steel is definitely superior in that case.  :thumbsup:

Thanks!!  Sounds familiar....... swords and such.  :mellow:

On the other side of that, stainless steel is much better in it's intended medical environment.  It doesn't rust in contact with bodily fluids (at least not in the time you'd usually use it) and is easier to sterilise and less likely to harbour bugs.  It's meant to cut soft tissue so strength isn't an issue if you're using it properly.  None of which matters to us of course.  I've never managed to get hold of carbon blades and can attest that stainless blades snap and ping easily if you use too much pressure.
Thanks!  I know what you mean... both of my two "go-to" blade/handle combos are missing their tips. Messes up me tape if I don't remember to hold them a certain way.  In fact, this is what spurred the purchase; I got tired of fiddling with these things I have now. I've started using blades much more in general, as well. I've found ways to shave off (NYUK NYUK NYUK!!)  time in PSR by using them in places I had been using files and sanding paper before.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on May 25, 2020, 05:44:21 am
I've started using blades much more in general, as well. I've found ways to shave off (NYUK NYUK NYUK!!)  time in PSR by using them in places I had been using files and sanding paper before.

Sharp blades can also be used to scrape seams and burrs and other things as well mate, can save time and can also be targeted quite well. Just make sure the blades are sharp and let them do the work. Always remember blunt blades of any kind can be dangerous in sometimes unexpected ways. We know sharp blades are, so tend to treat them with more respect.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on May 25, 2020, 08:30:02 am
1 x Academy 1/35 Warrior MCV, Iraq 2003, including complete Accurate Armour interior upgrade set (A088 - Warrior Interior Set #1, Section Vehicle (Early)) for $75 ... BARGAIN! ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 25, 2020, 09:40:37 am
Various decals off ebay.

And I'm not quite sure how to say this, but I'm claiming it's an addition as I didn't know I had it.  I had to strip a Revell Hunter FGA9 of the revised Sabrinas with teh chaff dispensers, only to find a second Hunter in the same Revell box, both being part started with the cockpit painted, a bag with part painted Aeroclub bang seats and  - best of all - an Aeroclub HUnter F1-F5 conversion!  The jetpipe is definitely falling into rubber!

What's got me puzzled is where did I get it?  I've a feeling I ought what I thought were a pair of Hunters off a mate a few years back (F6 and FGA9) and this is one of them.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on May 25, 2020, 01:02:05 pm
I gasted my flabber today  and scooped an esci sea harrier  for £4.50. Marvellous.  RAF Germany mid 1970s with red tops
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Knightflyer on May 25, 2020, 01:29:53 pm
Various decals off ebay.

And I'm not quite sure how to say this, but I'm claiming it's an addition as I didn't know I had it.  I had to strip a Revell Hunter FGA9 of the revised Sabrinas with teh chaff dispensers, only to find a second Hunter in the same Revell box, both being part started with the cockpit painted, a bag with part painted Aeroclub bang seats and  - best of all - an Aeroclub HUnter F1-F5 conversion!  The jetpipe is definitely falling into rubber!

What's got me puzzled is where did I get it?  I've a feeling I ought what I thought were a pair of Hunters off a mate a few years back (F6 and FGA9) and this is one of them.

Well it's a far better feeling than thinking you have a kit and then finding no evidence of it ever having existed in your ownership ..... :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on May 26, 2020, 02:50:58 am
As part of the process of spending the money I would have spent at shows if they hadn't been cancelled (it's for the good of the economy, honest) I today received this.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49936956798_ac7401ce19_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j5KXtL)Breguet Br 695AB.2 01 (https://flic.kr/p/2j5KXtL) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Don't know how i'll build it but it won't be in that Vichy scheme.  Possibly a Tasmanian contribution to the post war Southern Air Patrol cooperative.
I quick look in the box shows it to be much better than the Heller/SMER Br 693.  It has an interior for a start!

Speaking of SMER.  If said with a thick Eastern European accent is it pronounced smear?

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on May 26, 2020, 09:05:38 am
Won on eBay:
1/72 ModelCollectors  early B-52 without the lumps and bumps,  the correct nose shape.
1/72 Revell  MV-22 Osprey
1/72 Airfix Avro Lancaster part built.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kerick on May 26, 2020, 09:02:07 pm
Just ordered from Atlantis Models a Cheyenne helicopter and a Seamaster. We'll see what happens. They said it should be here be the end of the week. A couple of kits I never built but should have!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on May 26, 2020, 11:53:02 pm
From the nice man in the Brown Truck today, Eduard's Lysander Profipack.  I built a Matchbox Lysander as one of my first kits way back in the 70s and I've always had a soft spot for it.  I can see it whiffed into a USMC aircraft in Operation Downfall, but just out of my awe of the real missions it flew for SOE it will likely end up a RW all black 138 Sqn machine. 

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on May 27, 2020, 05:39:20 am
From the nice man in the Brown Truck today, Eduard's Lysander Profipack. 

I think originally it was tooled by Gavia ? Something of a challenge like most of their kits and in all honesty like a lot of Lysander kits simply because of the way they were made in real life. However a man of your abilities should have no problem, looking forward to it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on May 27, 2020, 04:50:45 pm
Bunch of rotors coming in, finally got my first Heller 1/50 Gazelle and there's another one on the way. One of them will probably be converted into a Blue Thunder. :mellow:
Also ordered a Revell 1/72 UH-60A which will be Portuguese, maybe Fuzileiros(Marines).

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

Another one that should finally be delivered next monday is the KittyHawk 1/48 AH-1Z Viper.

The second one arrived on Monday, picked it up at my parents' home today. Still waiting for the UH-60, Bought on May 7th so 20 days and counting... :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on May 27, 2020, 09:51:08 pm
From the nice man in the Brown Truck today, Eduard's Lysander Profipack. 

I think originally it was tooled by Gavia ? Something of a challenge like most of their kits and in all honesty like a lot of Lysander kits simply because of the way they were made in real life. However a man of your abilities should have no problem, looking forward to it  :thumbsup:

Yes it's an update to the Gavia kit.  In the reviews I read it seemed that construction is pretty straight forward.  I read several reviews of the original that mentioned the wing struts having a poor fit/being too short, but apparently Eduard fixed this issue from what I read.  The oddest thing is the instruction to cut styrene rod for the engine pushrod tubes.  The engine is made up of a crankcase and individual cylinders.  With the need to add the pushrods the engine will likely take some time.  Cockpit looks really nice thought with fine detail and color Eduard PE.  I'm looking forward to building it.  I've been on a bit of a RW WW2 kick recently but after a Corsair, Lightning, Spitfire, and Mustang in the past two months, plus a P-47 on the bench currently I'm ready for something other than a fighter. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on May 27, 2020, 09:52:49 pm
Form the eBay fairy today a Trumpeter Seahawk FGA.6 and a box of assorted paints, tools, and some F-105 decals from Sprue Brothers. 

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on May 28, 2020, 05:35:31 am
I read several reviews of the original that mentioned the wing struts having a poor fit/being too short, but apparently Eduard fixed this issue from what I read. 

Ah, now that's interesting to know, thanks.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on May 28, 2020, 05:38:04 am
My bargain  Esci sea harriers  arrived  this afternoon.  It is different to  the one I sold a few years back in that it doesn't have the sea eagles in, not that it matters much.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on May 28, 2020, 06:20:12 am
My bargain  Esci sea harriers  arrived  this afternoon.  It is different to  the one I sold a few years back in that it doesn't have the sea eagles in, not that it matters much.
Chris

If I remember correctly only the Hasegawa Sea Harrier came with Sea Eagles.

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 28, 2020, 08:30:40 am
My bargain  Esci sea harriers  arrived  this afternoon.  It is different to  the one I sold a few years back in that it doesn't have the sea eagles in, not that it matters much.
Chris

If I remember correctly only the Hasegawa Sea Harrier came with Sea Eagles.

Gondor


I'm surprised they even included them, IIRC only one SHAR ever carried them, and that was the trials aircraft at Boscombe, which was later impressed into 809 NAS, and went south on the 'Atlantic Conveyor'.

It was one of the few SHARs that were shot down, and confused the Argies no end because it still had the Sea Eagle controls and switches in the cockpit at the time. John Farley details it all in his terrific book 'A View from the Hover'.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on May 28, 2020, 11:49:11 am
My bargain  Esci sea harriers  arrived  this afternoon.  It is different to  the one I sold a few years back in that it doesn't have the sea eagles in, not that it matters much.
Chris

If I remember correctly only the Hasegawa Sea Harrier came with Sea Eagles.

Gondor
The esci one i sold definitely had them in as the guy who bought it asked if they were  in the kit. I had earmarked them to go on something else, but left them. Its was a different  boxing  to this one, it was in a white  box, this one is in a red box.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on May 28, 2020, 04:00:23 pm
My bargain  Esci sea harriers  arrived  this afternoon.  It is different to  the one I sold a few years back in that it doesn't have the sea eagles in, not that it matters much.
Chris

If I remember correctly only the Hasegawa Sea Harrier came with Sea Eagles.

Gondor
The esci one i sold definitely had them in as the guy who bought it asked if they were  in the kit. I had earmarked them to go on something else, but left them. Its was a different  boxing  to this one, it was in a white  box, this one is in a red box.

Never seen them in an ESCI kit but not going to contradict you as I had probably bought enough for what I had planed at the time and none of them were the version you had.
Kind of thinking that the Matchbox kit may have had them too but not 100% sure

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on May 29, 2020, 03:45:15 am
I doubt that the  missiles would  be an accurate representation of sea eagles either, going off the martel's they put in the jaguar .
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on May 29, 2020, 04:05:50 am
1/72 Hasegawa Sea Harrier FRS Mk1 box art shows it with large missiles painted blue with orange stripes.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7831/46644452671_7ed4da948d_o.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

And doing a search for Sea Eagle missile gave me this pic.
(https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/data/attachments/3/3771-c95615846cff9ba4acef7ecda4399a71.jpg)

I presume they are in the kit (although I wouldn't put it past Hasegawa to not include any munitions).  I have a couple of these so i'll have a rummage tomorrow if I remember.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on May 29, 2020, 04:10:40 am
It appears that it does.
(http://www.internetmodeler.com/artman/uploads/2/IMG_8238.jpg)
http://www.internetmodeler.com/scalemodels/flaviation/Hasegawa-1-72-Sea-Harrier-FRS-Mk-1-Falklands-Dual-Combo_printer.php
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on May 29, 2020, 04:56:43 am
I have  just  had a lo9k on scalemates too and the reviews  don't  say there is any sea eagles in the kits, and the one I  sold.has the same code as the one 3 have just bought. Strange  that. The guy who bought it was on the airfix tribute forum and he asked me  of it had the missiles, I  had taken them off the sprues to put them on something else.  Proper weird that one.  I  think I have  been too near the glue and paint fumes ;D ;D
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on May 29, 2020, 05:35:00 am

I presume they are in the kit (although I wouldn't put it past Hasegawa to not include any munitions). 

Yup, back in the day they certainly including lots of things to put under wings, the F4 Phantom I keep for nostalgia reasons has almost as many parts for the munitions as for the air-frame. Then they just stopped including stuff and upped the prices exponentially  :-\
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 29, 2020, 05:43:55 am

And doing a search for Sea Eagle missile gave me this pic.
(https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/data/attachments/3/3771-c95615846cff9ba4acef7ecda4399a71.jpg)


Presumably that's the trials SHAR that John Farley mentions, and they surely are Sea Eagles, you can see the intake for the engine at the rear of the missile.

But are they Sea Eagles in that sprue pic? I can't see the intakes, in which case it'd be a Martel.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on May 29, 2020, 06:06:20 am

But are they Sea Eagles in that sprue pic? I can't see the intakes, in which case it'd be a Martel.


They are the parts next to the pylons Kit, it's just that the intakes include the covers which were jettisoned as the weapon was from the pylon and are painted red/orange in the picture.

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on May 29, 2020, 06:11:13 am
Finally received an order from Special Hobby today, via France. Mine and the gentleman who recived my kit had our packages miss labeled. All sorted now though.

1 x 1/72 Special Hobby Blohm Voss BV 155B 'Luftwaffe 46 High Altitude Fightr' SH 72372

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on May 29, 2020, 06:13:56 am

1 x 1/72 Special Hobby Blohm Voss BV 155B 'Luftwaffe 46 High Altitude Fightr' SH 72372

Gondor

It's a really nice build, you'll enjoy it.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 29, 2020, 11:06:27 am
From Ebay

Xtrakit Hawker Hunter T.7

I'm hoping it's a better buid than some on Britmodeller have commented.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on May 31, 2020, 03:49:31 am
From Metro Hobbies today the postie dropped off a couple of rolls of Tamiya tape, a Tamiya weathering master set and one of these to make up the weight.

(https://www.passion132.com/51932/revell-85-4228-125-32-ford-5-window-coupe-2-n1-special-edition.jpg)

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 31, 2020, 04:09:11 am
Another ebay win - a trio of Magna kits:
DH Hornet F1
Swift FR5 (to be another FB4/FGA4)
Polikarpov I-185

The latter was a mistake - I've an injection one somewhere and this had a firefly as the picture, so I stuck a tenner on it and realised later.  I like the look of the I-185 anyway, so I may just build it anyway, possibly in Comrade Ogilvy's markings.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 31, 2020, 04:40:47 am
I won a Brigade Models Spitfire XII on eBay last night, for which I have plans...……………………………..eventually.  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Knightflyer on May 31, 2020, 04:46:08 am
Another ebay win - a trio of Magna kits:
DH Hornet F1
Swift FR5 (to be another FB4/FGA4)
Polikarpov I-185

The latter was a mistake - I've an injection one somewhere and this had a firefly as the picture, so I stuck a tenner on it and realised later.  I like the look of the I-185 anyway, so I may just build it anyway, possibly in Comrade Ogilvy's markings.

I saw these and was half tempted, but then I knew I had more that I was going to build anyway and somehow I had a feeling that you were somehow the bidder !  ;D Didn't want to start a bidding war on something I didn't really need anyway!  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 31, 2020, 05:53:00 am
I'd actually kept my bids very low - the Hornet was a few coppers over the start price, bearing in mind I've just fought that kit I wouldn't have been too fussed if someone had bid me, ditto the Polikarpov as I knew I had an injection one.  Really, it was the Swift I was after.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Knightflyer on May 31, 2020, 06:04:59 am
I'd actually kept my bids very low - the Hornet was a few coppers over the start price, bearing in mind I've just fought that kit I wouldn't have been too fussed if someone had bid me, ditto the Polikarpov as I knew I had an injection one.  Really, it was the Swift I was after.

Ahh, but it stopped me buying them ....which is a good thing! :-D (and it would've been the Swift if anything that I would have keep bidding a little bit more on each time! )
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on May 31, 2020, 06:13:21 am
ditto the Polikarpov as I knew I had an injection one. 

I didn't realise there was an injection I-185 Lee. Who's it by ?

I've got the Magna one along with the other two Soviet projects he first did when he moved to Spain.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 31, 2020, 06:15:57 am
There's two actually.  One's by Eastern Express/Ark - well, it's in their box anyway.  Don't know who the other one is by.

Wise man.  I never get into bidding wars unless it's something I *really* want, but there's very few kits now that fit that.  TBH, with the availability - pause for sarcastic response - of the far superior Airfix Swift, I'd advise to go for the latter, except I'm converting it back to a fighter for the FGA role.  IIRC, the only Airfix one I've built (but yet to finish) is going in the same role, albeit as a late one with the longer nose with electronics and black boxes rather than cameras.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on May 31, 2020, 06:17:51 am
Cheers Lee
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Chaos on June 01, 2020, 06:33:17 am
New at my stash
(https://s12.directupload.net/images/200601/minaof8l.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s12.directupload.net/images/200601/5kofdkl6.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s12.directupload.net/images/200601/2fqw3s7r.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s12.directupload.net/images/200601/p8zws7fe.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on June 01, 2020, 08:10:00 am
Just won on eBay 1/72 Contrail Blackburn Beverly.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kerick on June 01, 2020, 02:15:08 pm
Just received the Cheyenne and Seamaster from Atlantis Models. Both arrived in great shape. The Cheyenne is more involved than the Seamaster but the engraved panel lines are soft and oversized. I might fill them in and rescribe, or not. The Seamaster is simpler and has very fine raised rivets and panel lines. Pretty good for 1956. These molds are older than me! Of course it also has raised lines for the decal placement but these should be no problem to remove. Pretty sure the Cheyenne will be OOB with maybe an improved cockpit. Question is just what to do with the Seamaster. Maybe the EP-6M ELINT version someone did already or a 1/72nd cockpit for an attack seaplane? We shall see.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 01, 2020, 03:40:01 pm
Printscale DH Hornet decals from Australia - even with postage from the other side of the planet they were still cheaper than a BIN in the UK with "free" postage.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 01, 2020, 08:22:23 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/x81Fm6s.jpg)

$15 I figured I could have it.  :mellow:     I saw someone post a pic of the Revell kit but I looked at Scalemates and they said it was just a Matchbox kit so when the options showed up on eBay I went with the cheapest one. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 03, 2020, 12:29:48 am
From the eBay fairy...

1/48 HobbyBoss BAE Hawk Mk.127
1/24 Testors Lamborghini Diablo-My first car kit since I was a teenager I think.  It will be a What If build...as in "What If I won the lottery??"
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TallEng on June 03, 2020, 12:00:19 pm
From Freightdog, a Supermarine Type 327 “Shrew”
Not sure about the name though...
Guess it’ll do for the One week build.
It’s currently available for a “special price.“

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Chaos on June 04, 2020, 01:40:56 am
New at my stash.
(https://s12.directupload.net/images/200604/k4jsl6hg.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s12.directupload.net/images/200604/ubqq33a3.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
(https://s12.directupload.net/images/200604/r4tmumre.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on June 04, 2020, 03:24:59 am
From evil-bay, more "in lieu of the shows that should have been" purchases.
First of all, more glorious Hasegawa box design from 1978 (this is the first release).
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49969736551_6c655f28e9_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j8DXKV)MiG 27 Flogger D Green C14 (https://flic.kr/p/2j8DXKV) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

Secondly another straight winged jet.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49969219293_75339d1b6a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j8BiZF)Republic F-84G Thunderjet (https://flic.kr/p/2j8BiZF) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 04, 2020, 11:49:56 am
The Brigade Models Spitfire XII conversion kit arrived that I won on ebay, and very nice it is too.

I'd forgotten HOW nice since I bought the first one I saw some years back, but without noticing it was in 1/48 scale...…………..  :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Hobbes on June 04, 2020, 12:04:31 pm
My bargain  Esci sea harriers  arrived  this afternoon.  It is different to  the one I sold a few years back in that it doesn't have the sea eagles in, not that it matters much.
Chris

If I remember correctly only the Hasegawa Sea Harrier came with Sea Eagles.

Gondor

The Airfix FA2 also has them.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on June 04, 2020, 02:38:25 pm
Won another 1/72 Monogram Convair B-36 Peacemaker,  glazing missing on eBay.Seller agreed to my offer.  The wings will be fitted to a B-52G and a new nose for the B-36.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 04, 2020, 04:43:55 pm
The Brigade Models Spitfire XII conversion kit arrived that I won on ebay, and very nice it is too.

I'd forgotten HOW nice since I bought the first one I saw some years back, but without noticing it was in 1/48 scale...…………..  :banghead:

Tip: It will take the Airfix I/Ia/IIa/Va wing and internals, and quite possibly the new Vc wing too.  Mk IXc wing would require surgery (as would tailplanes, possibly) and a new oil cooler but it quite usable otherwise.  I'd use them any day over the vile garbage that is the Italeri Vb.

TBH, if I'd known you were after one, I'd have happily sent you one of mine.  And quite possibly an Aeroclub one too, which IMO is vastly superior, despite being a vacform.

Anyhoo, these arrived from ebay:
Plastic Precision Miles Hawk Major (RAF boxing) - basically an early Magister with a bigger tail and a trousered u/c.  There's a scheme for an RAF aerobatic team Magister that I'd like to use.
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/vmAAAOSwiYFXLmkQ/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://www.flightglobalimages.com/image/241/1568945/1568945_450_450_676_0_fit_0_b9a974f616ae1055f5be62bb4898fe77.jpg)


Croco Models Miles Gemini - looks a bit like a Proctor but with twin engines and a twin tail.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 05, 2020, 03:32:40 am
The Brigade Models Spitfire XII conversion kit arrived that I won on ebay, and very nice it is too.

I'd forgotten HOW nice since I bought the first one I saw some years back, but without noticing it was in 1/48 scale...…………..  :banghead:

Tip: It will take the Airfix I/Ia/IIa/Va wing and internals, and quite possibly the new Vc wing too.  Mk IXc wing would require surgery (as would tailplanes, possibly) and a new oil cooler but it quite usable otherwise.  I'd use them any day over the vile garbage that is the Italeri Vb.

TBH, if I'd known you were after one, I'd have happily sent you one of mine.  And quite possibly an Aeroclub one too, which IMO is vastly superior, despite being a vacform.


I knew you'd know the best mix of bits to go with it Lee, thanks very much.  :thumbsup:

I wasn't actually looking for that XII, I just came across it a day before the end of the auction and figured it'd go better in my Loft than stay in the sellers place, and no-one else seemed to want it. It would have been rude not to bid on it.  ;D

Somewhere I think I have an Aeroclub XII, I'll have to take a look-see...….
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 05, 2020, 04:35:28 am
I haven't actually fitted an Airfix IXc wing to the Brigade XII, but I did do a IVa in mid/late war training colours using the mk Ia wing and Va oil cooler, so I do know that the IIa/Va bits will fit.

Yo'll need to replace the prop blades as they're hideously overthick.  Almost scale railway sleepers.

I did see the mk XII but wasn't tempted - I've about half a dozen or so of them or the Seafire XV (it's exactly plastic the same bar decals and instruction to use the vile Italeri IX - just check out the Seafire mods on the fuselage, except they've fallen into the same trap as CMR and depicted them as recessed lines rather than raised panels which they actually were!), plus a similar number of Xtrakit XIIs and god only knows how many Aeroclub ones.  And several resin noses too, plus that odd white metal one I was given some years back. 

There's also a box with the bits for a pair of Model News kits, but I really don't want to go there.  The appeal of a vacform is greater...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 05, 2020, 09:01:44 am
Oh, the pair of Airfix Swifts I ordered from ebay have *finally* turned up.

One is going to be the early production PR6, which is just a camo change, as my in service PR6s all carry the capability for nose cameras as well as those in the former weapons bay.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Mossie on June 05, 2020, 09:28:55 am
AMT 1/25 Silhouette show car and trailer.  I'm counting it as two kits for the price of one as I've got ideas for both.  Either will work for the 1WGB.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 05, 2020, 12:46:16 pm
An big box arrived from the eBay Fairy today thanks to a steal on a mixed lot...I bought the lot for the Trumpeter Seahawk and maybe one or two of the others, but will probably sell on most of them. 

1/48 Trumpeter Seahawk FGA.6
1/48 Occidental T-6G
1/48 Monogram F-80B
1/48 Tauro Macchi MC202
1/48 Czech Model FJ-1 Fury
and I think the most obscure of the lot, 1/72 ZTS PZL-37 Polish bomber. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 05, 2020, 01:57:47 pm
The ZTS one will be a 70s kit.  Probably wildly inaccurate but will have a fair few parts. 

Oh, it's the Los.  I had that kit a long time ago and it's quite nicely moulded.  Restrained raised panel lines and reasonably well detailed - optional twin and single fin tails.  Italeri or Heller late 70s standard.  IIRC it's still available in a Misterkit boxing.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 05, 2020, 03:06:46 pm
I only have it because it was in with a lot that had a few kits I DID want at a good price, but I'm surprised at how nice it looks in the box.  It's an odd light blue plastic but quality definitely looks on par with some of the good 70s Airfix stuff.  It's not my area of interest or scale, but I'm sure I'll find someone who can put it to good use.  If anyone on here is interested speak up. 

The Macchi on the other hand has mold quality looks very iffy and at first glance it has panel lies that would make Mr Matchbox blush. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 05, 2020, 03:45:47 pm
Yeah, I had that Tauro kit and couldn't wait to get rid of it.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on June 05, 2020, 08:10:32 pm
ZTS are IME not the worst of the Eastern European kit makers.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on June 06, 2020, 05:36:41 am
ZTS are IME not the worst of the Eastern European kit makers.

Yup I've a couple of boxing's of that kit, but they've been superseded by the IBG kits, which if anything are slightly over complicated. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Mossie on June 06, 2020, 12:15:52 pm
Zvezda 1/350 Golden Hind.  For me & daughter 1A to do as we're both at home due to the Vivid business.  Her first model was the diddy Airfix Mary Rose, she's getting a liking for tall ships.

I've tried to get her twin sister (1B) on board, she's not interested in the slightest!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on June 07, 2020, 04:08:43 am
Won on eBay;

1/24 Revell Ford Gran Torino 1976 'striped tomato '
1/72 Italeri EH-101 Merlin,  the Canadian Search and Rescue model
1/72 spares or repairs: Tornado ADV,  F-86 and F-4 Phantom
1/72 Goshawk,  canopy missing.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on June 07, 2020, 05:31:01 am
Zvezda 1/350 Golden Hind.  For me & daughter 1A to do as we're both at home due to the Vivid business.  Her first model was the diddy Airfix Mary Rose, she's getting a liking for tall ships.

I've tried to get her twin sister (1B) on board, she's not interested in the slightest!

How do Zvezda deal with the rigging Mossie ? I still have memories of trying to attach the Airfix black "plastic" ? scramble lines and all the other rigging, and their not particularly good ones. Especially on the really small scale ships they did.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Mossie on June 07, 2020, 08:29:16 am
They're black plastic. When we did the Airfix 1/400 Mary Rose it didn't have any rigging which suited her for a first kit.

I must admit I found it difficult to find tall ship kits that suited her. The larger ones tended be old, badly fitting with rigging you weave yourself and vacform sails.  Newer ones (few and far between) were £50+. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 07, 2020, 09:04:20 am
Might be worth trying to get an Academy Titanic - the 350th one is big enough, has some good detail and whilst there's some rigging, it's not too bad.  Plus the history aspect.

Tip: don't drill out all the portholes.

Ebay says I've won the Airfix BoB airfield dio I was after.  TBH, all I want is the base (as an overgrown revetment at RAF Acklington in the 70s with a Swift F3 as a decoy), so the rest is likely to be sold on.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Mossie on June 07, 2020, 10:42:57 am
Might be worth trying to get an Academy Titanic - the 350th one is big enough, has some good detail and whilst there's some rigging, it's not too bad.  Plus the history aspect.

Tip: don't drill out all the portholes.

Ebay says I've won the Airfix BoB airfield dio I was after.  TBH, all I want is the base (as an overgrown revetment at RAF Acklington in the 70s with a Swift F3 as a decoy), so the rest is likely to be sold on.

I'll have a look into it, ta Lee.  I think the next subject might be a Revell Space Shuttle as she likes space stuff too.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on June 07, 2020, 11:33:01 am
Finally delivered last Friday, picked it up at my parent's house today. Portuguese Marines(Fuzileiros) will be getting it... :mellow:

(https://i.imgur.com/XJOuCQV.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 07, 2020, 12:21:30 pm
Ebay says I've won the Skybirds '86 Sea Hornet F.20 I was bidding on.  Hell yeah!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on June 07, 2020, 11:22:47 pm

I'll have a look into it, ta Lee.  I think the next subject might be a Revell Space Shuttle as she likes space stuff too.

No rigging on that  ;)

Cheers for letting me know mate  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 08, 2020, 04:47:10 am

I'll have a look into it, ta Lee.  I think the next subject might be a Revell Space Shuttle as she likes space stuff too.

No rigging on that  ;)


Brings to mind the thoughts of a square rigged Space Shuttle sailing into battle with all its gun hatches open ready to fire broadsides...………  ;D ;)

And now Fred will probably build one!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on June 08, 2020, 05:14:38 am

I'll have a look into it, ta Lee.  I think the next subject might be a Revell Space Shuttle as she likes space stuff too.

No rigging on that  ;)


Brings to mind the thoughts of a square rigged Space Shuttle sailing into battle with all its gun hatches open ready to fire broadsides...………  ;D ;)

And now Fred will probably build one!  :thumbsup:

Hmmmmm.

Maybe after the Sky Pirates airship - Space Pirates?  A combination of an egg shuttle and one of the ships from the One Piece anime.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Rheged on June 08, 2020, 05:15:26 am
I though about it the other way round, with a winged, rocket propelled  HMS Victory rushing ekranoplane-like into the French line at Trafalgar.  Either way, it does present  openings for Whiffery.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 08, 2020, 02:20:27 pm
From Ebay

Xtrakit Hawker Hunter T.7

I'm hoping it's a better buid than some on Britmodeller have commented.

It's arrived, and at first glance it's... Not good.  Test fits of the wing to fuselage are problematical.  More spleen venting on this and other nonsense here:
https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=35117.msg885333#msg885333
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 08, 2020, 02:26:17 pm
Newsflash!

The Airmodel (yep., you heard that right) Britold Brigand I was bidding for on ebay is now mine.  Or will be barring Royal Mail Bolshevism/stupidity/incompetence/laziness (delete as applicable). 

It's very basic, but it doesn't matter as I only need the fuselage and it means I can do a production Bristol Buccaneer.  IF I can figure out how to do the revised nacelles.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 08, 2020, 02:36:55 pm
Breaking news!

The second Skybirds Sea Hornet F.20 I was bidding on, from the same seller, is now mine too.  Back of the net!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on June 09, 2020, 05:21:35 am
Another 1/72 Airfix rag wing Hurricane came via the Royal Mail this morning  :thumbsup: I want to do this in a Silver Wings scheme, possibly a Gladiator squadron. Full colour squadron bars etc.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 09, 2020, 05:42:57 am
A nice little box from Colin Frieghtdog arrived this morning containing all sorts of resin goodies.  :thumbsup:

A Javelin FAW9 radome, a Meteor NF14 radome, 4 x Red Top missiles and a WWII Typhoon weapons set.

And no, they're NOT all going on the same model!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on June 09, 2020, 05:44:40 am
and a WWII Typhoon weapons set.


Nice isn't it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 09, 2020, 05:48:26 am
and a WWII Typhoon weapons set.


Nice isn't it  :thumbsup:


LOTS of scope there for sure. No idea what I'm going to hang them on yet, but I doubt it'll be a Typhoon.

Actually, how about hanging them on a modern day jet Typhoon, and watch the JMNs squirm?  ;D ;) :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitbasher on June 09, 2020, 09:42:32 am
Tons of bits and bobs from The Wooksta this morning.  Lots of potential for whiffery!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 09, 2020, 10:22:01 am
Final ebay win from yesterday:
Airfix Swift FR5

The Magna on I won a week or so back has arrived.  That's another FGA4.

Finally, the Pegasus Swift I'd done a swap with Dave has arrived.  Possibly another airfield decoy.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on June 09, 2020, 11:27:54 am
Won on eBay;
1/72  Bristol Britannia vacform kit
1/72 Airfix Tornado F3
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on June 09, 2020, 11:52:12 pm
and a WWII Typhoon weapons set.


Nice isn't it  :thumbsup:


LOTS of scope there for sure. No idea what I'm going to hang them on yet, but I doubt it'll be a Typhoon.

Actually, how about hanging them on a modern day jet Typhoon, and watch the JMNs squirm?  ;D ;) :wacko:

I used some of mine on a Tempest.

As for hanging them on a modern day Typhoon ? Just put a label by the side saying "Post Covid 19 Budget Cuts"  ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 10, 2020, 05:34:08 am

As for hanging them on a modern day Typhoon ? Just put a label by the side saying "Post Covid 19 Budget Cuts"  ;)


Hehehe, I like that idea!  :thumbsup:

Another box from the Big H arrived this morning with lots of bits for my 1 week build, and an Airfix Gnat T1 kit so I can finish my CC2. (I've lost all the landing gear bits etc. :()
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 11, 2020, 12:32:30 am
From the eBay fairy;

HobbyCraft 1/48 P-26C
Hasegawa 1/48 Spitfire Mk.IXc
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 11, 2020, 01:32:20 am
After a longer period I won a low-bid article at ev!lbay, a Heller 1:72 Nieuport Delage NiD 622. Cries for different markings. Sweden, maybe?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 11, 2020, 04:55:50 am
A veritable LIBRARY of RAF roundels and squadron markings from The Wooksta!  :o :thumbsup:

Lee said he'd send me a few for my JP6, but I've now got every size and variation of RAF 1960s-70s roundel on the planet.  ;D

TOP MAN Lee, thanks very much.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on June 11, 2020, 05:07:58 am
After a longer period I won a low-bid article at ev!lbay, a Heller 1:72 Nieuport Delage NiD 622. Cries for different markings. Sweden, maybe?

Or Danish perhaps ? We don't see that many Danish wifs. It's not a bad kit at all for its time. Nice buy  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Flyer on June 11, 2020, 10:46:03 pm
Arrived today:

KP 1/72 Piper Pa-25 Pawnee.

Tasman 1/72 Ca-13/19 Boomerang.

Have not taken the plastic wrap off of the Pawnee yet so i have no idea what that is like yet but I've had a quick look inside the Boomerang box, I'm not impressed about how much work that will take to build, glad I have some Airfix versions to build first... :-\
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on June 11, 2020, 11:57:09 pm
I got some glorious box design from Hasegawa.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49993964943_34d023a388_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jaN91P)MiG 23S Green E13 (https://flic.kr/p/2jaN91P) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49997506407_33c72af1bb_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jb7hLx)General Dynamics F-16A Blue B21 (https://flic.kr/p/2jb7hLx) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

And these from Metro Hobby's "we should have been at Model Expo this weekend" sale.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49997507462_057c87aec2_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jb7i5J)Opel Blitz Omnibus W39 (https://flic.kr/p/2jb7i5J) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49996733958_f29a43d6cf_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jb3k9s)Quick Firing 2 Pounder (https://flic.kr/p/2jb3k9s) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on June 12, 2020, 12:04:21 am
I remember building both those Hasegawa kits when they first came out. I know what you mean about the box art, it certainly helped sell the kits and they weren't silly prices back then either.

That 2pdr will be small even in 1/35.

Opel artwork makes the driver look almost zombie like ? Maybe that's how he avoided the attention of those P-38's ?  :angel:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 12, 2020, 04:35:13 am
My eldest daughter, the one who's NOT in the RAF, sent me a 1/72 Airfix Defiant for a Father's Day pressie.  :thumbsup:

Can't help but love a daughter who thinks like that.  :wub: ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 12, 2020, 04:49:45 am
It's a lovely easy kit to just throw together.  It's one of my favourite Airfix new tools that isn't a Spitfire.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on June 12, 2020, 05:06:00 am
Have to agree with Lee, it's a lovely kit. I found I had to take a little more care around the rear cockpit shelf, where the turret sits, but a little bit of dry fitting to work out the right way and Bob's your uncle  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 12, 2020, 07:19:01 am
I've done the turret bit already, as I used one on my Barracuda IV, plus I attempted to graft one into the back of a Hurricane. That was doomed to failure as the Hurri just isn't wide enough there. :(

I have plans for this complete Defiant already though...……….  ;)

But I'm not quite sure what to do with the other two sets of turretless fuselages & wings.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 12, 2020, 07:34:30 am
Russian markings?  If someone did the turrets for the Polikarpov turreted bomber?

Would the Airfix wings take the fuselage of the Pegasus target tug?  Combining the two could make for a better kit.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 12, 2020, 07:05:26 pm
Minor additions.

But many thanks to the two chaps as sent me some modern Ukrainian AF markings.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

First up an antishipping MiG-31 and then something in the coastal patrol line.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on June 12, 2020, 11:52:51 pm

But I'm not quite sure what to do with the other two sets of turretless fuselages & wings.

One could be a single seat fighter ? The other perhaps a two seater, but a dive bomber with the rear place occupied by a "traditional" gunner with a single Lewis m.g. Perhaps even F.A.A. early war or dare I say it Aeronvale ? Instead of their Vindicators ?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 12, 2020, 11:58:55 pm
Good ideas there Chris, thanks.  :thumbsup:

I think the single seat Defiant has been done to death though, so I'll go with an alternate.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on June 13, 2020, 12:02:54 am

I think the single seat Defiant has been done to death though, so I'll go with an alternate.

True, but it does suit it.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 13, 2020, 03:24:40 am
Good ideas there Chris, thanks.  :thumbsup:

I think the single seat Defiant has been done to death though, so I'll go with an alternate.

Any single seat Defiant is best done from either ye olde Airfix kit or the Pegasus target tug, because the new tool Airfix one has the rear fuselage splay out to accommodate the turret.  T'other kits don't.  Just pulled out a part built Pegasus TT to do as an interim nightfighter.

Ideas?  Change the engine to a radial (Mercury?) or perhaps a Kestrel, trousered or spatted u/c and a pair of Lewis guns on a scarfe ring in place of the turret.  Light bombs under the wings.  Markings for Habbaniya?  I've a feeling that would be right up Kit's street and put it in a similar timeframe with his Hawker Cyclone.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on June 13, 2020, 05:29:08 am

Ideas?  Change the engine to a radial (Mercury?) or perhaps a Kestrel, trousered or spatted u/c and a pair of Lewis guns on a scarfe ring in place of the turret.  Light bombs under the wings.  Markings for Habbaniya?  I've a feeling that would be right up Kit's street and put it in a similar timeframe with his Hawker Cyclone.

You reading my mind ? I had almost exactly the same idea, but hadn't thought of the Kestrel or Habbaniya for that matter. Even went to check the stash for a radial  :thumbsup: and some spats  :thumbsup:.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 13, 2020, 05:50:47 am
TBH, I'm almost tempted myself, because I'd want the turret for a Beaufighter.

If you or Kit want to do it, I'm sure I can supply a resin Mercury or two.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on June 13, 2020, 05:56:25 am
My eldest daughter, the one who's NOT in the RAF, sent me a 1/72 Airfix Defiant for a Father's Day pressie.  :thumbsup:

Can't help but love a daughter who thinks like that.  :wub: ;D

What's this new tool Defiant like Kit, is it worth getting?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on June 13, 2020, 06:02:44 am
My eldest daughter, the one who's NOT in the RAF, sent me a 1/72 Airfix Defiant for a Father's Day pressie.  :thumbsup:

Can't help but love a daughter who thinks like that.  :wub: ;D

What's this new tool Defiant like Kit, is it worth getting?

From my experience with the kit certainly Robert. It's one of the best of Airfix's recent tooling's which are all pretty good.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on June 13, 2020, 06:03:20 am
TBH, I'm almost tempted myself, because I'd want the turret for a Beaufighter.

If you or Kit want to do it, I'm sure I can supply a resin Mercury or two.

Feel free Lee, I'll almost certainly not get around to it
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on June 13, 2020, 06:05:31 am
My eldest daughter, the one who's NOT in the RAF, sent me a 1/72 Airfix Defiant for a Father's Day pressie.  :thumbsup:

Can't help but love a daughter who thinks like that.  :wub: ;D

What's this new tool Defiant like Kit, is it worth getting?

From my experience with the kit certainly Robert. It's one of the best of Airfix's recent tooling's which are all pretty good.

Right then, I'll keep an eye out for one at the LMS's. Thanks Chris.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on June 13, 2020, 06:26:58 am
Good ideas there Chris, thanks.  :thumbsup:

I think the single seat Defiant has been done to death though, so I'll go with an alternate.

Any single seat Defiant is best done from either ye olde Airfix kit or the Pegasus target tug, because the new tool Airfix one has the rear fuselage splay out to accommodate the turret.  T'other kits don't.  Just pulled out a part built Pegasus TT to do as an interim nightfighter.

Ideas?  Change the engine to a radial (Mercury?) or perhaps a Kestrel, trousered or spatted u/c and a pair of Lewis guns on a scarfe ring in place of the turret.  Light bombs under the wings.  Markings for Habbaniya?  I've a feeling that would be right up Kit's street and put it in a similar timeframe with his Hawker Cyclone.

How about a long canopy with a single gun at the rear and bombs recessed into the wings - a Battle alternative.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 13, 2020, 07:33:24 am
Why bother when you have the Henley which would have seen service in said role bar a change of requirements AFTER 200 were ordered and then wasted as target tugs.

TBH, you can only really do the new tool Airfix Defiant as a Defiant, due to the way that the fuselage flares out to accommodate the turret. The wings are really too thin to take recessed bombs, although I *think* I've seen a photo of one with external racks.  One as a light bomber wouldn't be a bad idea as the turret could be useful for defence, until the 109s realise the blind spots as they did with OTL Defiants.

Although one passed to Martin Baker to use as a test rig for their early bang seat trials would look rather interesting.  May well do that with the CMR one I have.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on June 13, 2020, 06:54:11 pm
So what else would that wider section of fuselage be usefull for?
Paratrooper hatch?
A cluster of vertically mounted guns for beach strafing?
A large, vertically dropped but not too heavy munition.  Something like a fuel/air bomb maybe?
A retractable ball turret under the fuselage so, when combined with a pressurised cockpit and a three-stage supercharged and oxygen boosted engine they can fly above fighter escorts and attack enemy bombers from on high.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on June 14, 2020, 03:18:32 am
Purchased from a local private seller today:

1 x Italeri 1/35 LVT-(A)1 Alligator
1 x AFV Club 1/35 2cm FlaKvierling 38 with tow trailer (quad 20mm FlaK38)
1 x AFV Club 1/35 M548A1 Tracked Cargo Carrier
1 x 1/72 Special Hobby DAP Beaufort Mk.VIII
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on June 14, 2020, 01:19:21 pm
Just won two 1/144 spares and repair built but in need of restoration;
Boeing 747 in British Airways colours engine and landing gear missing
Lockheed C-5A Galaxy USAF landing gear and one engine missing.
 Bargain basement prices  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 15, 2020, 02:52:05 pm
Ebay says I've won the Renard S.38 I was bidding on.  Which is nice.

Belgian pre war fighter.  Looks a bit like a Hurricane but with a Yak 3 wing.  Probably RAF markings as a hack - one or two escaping from Belgium to fight with the RAF.

Also won another CMR Swift for less than a tenner - having seen the breakdown of the Rareplanes one, I'm sure they used that as a master, which may explain why the thickness of the casting of some parts is like tissue paper.  Plus an original release Matchbox Meteor NF11/12/14.

I've also found two gullible idiots... grateful recipients for the refuelling set and groundcrew in the Airfix Battle of Britain airfield diorama.  I'd only bought it for the revetment base, which I want done in an abandoned overgrown state as a base of an airfield decoy Swift F3.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 15, 2020, 02:59:32 pm
I thought you detested the M'box Meteor NF11/12/14?  :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Weaver on June 15, 2020, 03:03:18 pm
I've done the turret bit already, as I used one on my Barracuda IV, plus I attempted to graft one into the back of a Hurricane. That was doomed to failure as the Hurri just isn't wide enough there. :(

I have plans for this complete Defiant already though...……….  ;)

But I'm not quite sure what to do with the other two sets of turretless fuselages & wings.

I started a project for a Finnish Defiant close-support version with skis, a much lighter Anson turret with a single MG, and bombs/rockets. It's hard to put a centreline pylon or dive-bombing crutch on one without moving the oil and water radiators.

Feel free to use the idea if you want.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: tigercat on June 15, 2020, 03:20:57 pm
http://www.amera.co.uk/product.php?range=s

Just so you're aware  you can buy  the Airfix vacform bases and some others from Amera.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 15, 2020, 03:36:23 pm
I thought you detested the M'box Meteor NF11/12/14?  :o

I do, but it's cheaper than hacking about a Special Hobby one.  And given the multipart nature of the Matchbox kit, it's got more versatility.  I'd actually wanted one for the 85 Sqn aircraft, partly because I liked the scheme but after finding a 64 Sqn aircraft in the same scheme which fitted more with what I was doing elsewhere, I decided to do that instead.

http://www.amera.co.uk/product.php?range=s

Just so you're aware  you can buy  the Airfix vacform bases and some others from Amera.

Ta for that.  Some nice stuff in there.  Particularly the HAS, although it may be a bit snug for a TSR2...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 15, 2020, 03:39:14 pm
I've done the turret bit already, as I used one on my Barracuda IV, plus I attempted to graft one into the back of a Hurricane. That was doomed to failure as the Hurri just isn't wide enough there. :(

I have plans for this complete Defiant already though...……….  ;)

But I'm not quite sure what to do with the other two sets of turretless fuselages & wings.

I started a project for a Finnish Defiant close-support version with skis, a much lighter Anson turret with a single MG, and bombs/rockets. It's hard to put a centreline pylon or dive-bombing crutch on one without moving the oil and water radiators.

Feel free to use the idea if you want.

They wanted Rocs for that role and nearly got them.  Given their use of the Buffalo and how they turned it into something less than a parcel of dog turds, they may have been the one air force to get something out of the Roc.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 17, 2020, 05:37:03 am
Ordered the Buccaneer S.1 conversion from Aerocraft, along with the S1 air brake.  Supposedly, this was different to that employed by the S2 but having scoured a good number of S1 photos, the airbrake looks to be identical.

Does the new Airfix Brick come with the earlier wingtips?  I haven't got one - yet.

And a Jaguar laser nose, courtesy of Sir Howard of Effingham, has just dropped through the letterbox.  Now I can get cracking with that stalled Airfix Swift.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 17, 2020, 08:01:07 am
And a Jaguar laser nose, courtesy of Sir Howard of Effingham, has just dropped through the letterbox.  Now I can get cracking with that stalled Airfix Swift.

Glad you got them. Don't forget the exchange items, I have some Nigerian wiffs planned. Glad to be of service.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nils on June 17, 2020, 09:17:09 am
just placed a new online order for:

-AFV Club 1/144 P-40B/C "Flying Tigers"
-AFV Club 1/144 P-40E USAAF
-Academy 1/144 Su-22 Fitter
-Revell 1/144 F-14A Black Tomcat
-Revell 1/144 EA-18G Growler (to be built in Luftwaffe markings)
-Revell 1/144 F-5E Tiger II + paint
-Zvezda 1/144 Tuplev Tu-134UBL Crusty-B
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 17, 2020, 12:36:16 pm
And a Jaguar laser nose, courtesy of Sir Howard of Effingham, has just dropped through the letterbox.  Now I can get cracking with that stalled Airfix Swift.

Glad you got them. Don't forget the exchange items, I have some Nigerian wiffs planned. Glad to be of service.


Already assembled and installed and it looks... well, odd.  Haven't forgotten the decals, they'll go in the post tomorrow.

And ebay says I've won that new tool Brick I was bidding on.  That's the base kit for the S1 sorted.  Possibly RAAF...  Or maybe RAN.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on June 18, 2020, 02:54:07 am
En route from BNA Models in Melbourne:

1 x Bravo 6 1/35 Stoner 63A/Mk.23 Assault Rifle Set (B6-35084) - I've put in for a notification for more when they're back in stock
2 x Ozmods Models 1/35 Lee Enfield .303 Rifle Set (Resin) (OZCONV3501) - Aussie Lee-Enfields for my WW2 RAM troops
1 x Zvezda Models 1/72 WWII Soviet Fighter/Bomber Petlyakov Pe-2 (ZV 7283) - to add to my ever-growing 1/72 twin-engine bombers collection
1 x QuickBoost 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XIV Propeller w/tool for Academy kit (QB48194) - I'm not sure why but I've put in for a notification for two more when they're back in stock :unsure:
1 x Italeri 1/48 Douglas A-4E/F/G Skyhawk with Australian Decals (IT2671) - to be RW RAN to go with the Italeri 1/48 Grumman S2E/G Tracker I have set aside to be RW RAN
1 x QuickBoost 1/48 A-4E/F Skyhawk Gun Barrels for Hasegawa kit (QB48222) - for the above kit, maybe
1 x AMMO by Mig Jimenez "Encyclopedia of Armour Modelling Techniques Vol. 5: Final Touches" (English, 160pages) (A.MIG-6154) - can't hurt to get ideas to improve my skill set
1 x Border Model Cemented Carbide Carving Chisel 1.5mm #Flat (BORDER-0060) - it's tools, man! :lol:
1 x Border Model Cemented Carbide Carving Chisel 1.5mm #Triangle (BORDER-0062) - as above
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 18, 2020, 07:58:05 am
Ordered a Macross 1:100 Destroid Phalanx (re-boxed vintage Imai kit) in Japan.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 18, 2020, 04:45:15 pm
SWMBO made a trip out of town to visit a beekeeping supply shop with one of her beekeeper buddies today.  I jokingly suggested she stop on the way at the hobby shop on her way (one of the few ramaining in our area at an hour away).  She comes home with a bag of surprises from said hobby shop! 

Contents included Tamiya Quick Drying Cement
Evergreen assorted pack of styrene rods and tubing
Flexi-File 3-was sanding stick
AND
TAMIYA 1/48 Spitfire Mk.1-The new one! 

She had no clue what to get but knows I love Spitfires.   :wub:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 18, 2020, 05:28:52 pm
The Matchbox Meteor NF has arrived and it's got an Aeroclub Meteor F8 conversion in it - result!

The listing mentioned it, along with a spare set of Aeroclue Meteor F8 canopies, but I didn't see it. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 18, 2020, 08:07:34 pm
The Paint Rack model shop within Fargo Village in Coventry has reopened.

1/35 Tamiya Triceratops [its a make and build present for friend of mines son and will be in several shades of green]
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on June 19, 2020, 01:18:29 am
SWMBO made a trip out of town to visit a beekeeping supply shop with one of her beekeeper buddies today.  I jokingly suggested she stop on the way at the hobby shop on her way (one of the few ramaining in our area at an hour away).  She comes home with a bag of surprises from said hobby shop! 

Contents included Tamiya Quick Drying Cement
Evergreen assorted pack of styrene rods and tubing
Flexi-File 3-was sanding stick
AND
TAMIYA 1/48 Spitfire Mk.1-The new one! 

She had no clue what to get but knows I love Spitfires.   :wub:

What a nice wife! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on June 19, 2020, 03:26:27 am
Stocked up on modelling requisites today.
Grey and white DIY superstore rattle can primer.
Gel Superglue.
5 Minute Epoxy.
A new pack of fishing weights from the outdoor activity superstore.
And from the motor parts shop I got four different silver rattle cans at 25% off.  Bargain!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Old Wombat on June 19, 2020, 03:50:50 am
My nice wife pointed me in the direction of a bargain;

1 x Trumpeter 1/72 M2A2 ODS/ODS-E Bradley IFV - who knows? I don't! :-\ Large remote control anti-IED vehicle? Though that may be a waste of the detailed 3/4 interior (all except the turret internals).
1 x Tamiya 1/35 M1046 Humvee TOW Missile Carrier - again, not sure, but it's in the right scale & can be beaten into something
1 x Trumpeter 1/35 ASLAV-PC Phase 3 - good chance it'll stay OoB, or be turned into a Police riot control vehicle, or an armoured ambulance ... or a tray-top ute

All that for $50 ain't bad! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nils on June 19, 2020, 07:26:23 am
just placed a new online order for:

-AFV Club 1/144 P-40B/C "Flying Tigers"
-AFV Club 1/144 P-40E USAAF
-Academy 1/144 Su-22 Fitter
-Revell 1/144 F-14A Black Tomcat
-Revell 1/144 EA-18G Growler (to be built in Luftwaffe markings)
-Revell 1/144 F-5E Tiger II + paint
-Zvezda 1/144 Tuplev Tu-134UBL Crusty-B

arrived today :)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Hobbes on June 20, 2020, 01:29:09 am
From Fantastic Plastic:
Northrop LAP
Northrop XST
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 20, 2020, 03:20:03 am
Direct from the Wooksta's decal stash a generous and excellent assortment of decals.

Gives scope for some new whiffs inc an Iraqi AF Swift.

Cheers!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 20, 2020, 06:19:53 am
Few more ebay wins:

Xtrakit Swift FR5
Testors Swift K.4 - one of the older ones,not the 90s repop.
Airfix Buccaneer S2(new tool) - probably the basis for the S1 with the Aerocraft set.
MPM SAAB B-5 -thinking Finnish with this one.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nils on June 20, 2020, 08:23:53 am
just placed a new (small) order on Aliexpress, needed to order a few decorative things for the baby  :mellow:.
so i used the oportunity to add some stash additions  ;D

-2 x 1/144 Mini Hobby Models SAAB JA37 Viggen
-3 x 1/144 Mini Hobby Models SAAB JAS-39 Gripen
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on June 20, 2020, 08:58:30 am
1/96 Lindberg Clermont paddle wheel steamer
1/24 Jaguar MkII already been started and partly painted
1/24 VW Samba,  partly painted
1/43 Jaguar Lynx Eventer,  diecast model
1/72 Airmodel vacform Boeing CH-47 Chinook kit ( I didn't know you could get this kit  :banghead:)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 20, 2020, 12:22:08 pm
Today's arrivals;

Revell 1/48 Eurofighter Typhoon "Baron Spirit". 
Brassin 1/48 Storm Shadows
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 20, 2020, 12:27:07 pm
Ebay says I've won the following:

CMR Spitfire F21 - first Spitfire I've bought in months!
CMR Swift FR5 - this is the older one that is either the basis of/copy of the Pagasus kit.  The nose is too short for an FR5 and thus it'll be used for another FB4/FGA4.

I think I have enough Swifts now.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Knightflyer on June 20, 2020, 12:44:23 pm
Ebay says I've won the following:

CMR Spitfire F21 - first Spitfire I've bought in months!
CMR Swift FR5 - this is the older one that is either the basis of/copy of the Pagasus kit.  The nose is too short for an FR5 and thus it'll be used for another FB4/FGA4.

I think I have enough Swifts now.

I've a feeling I was bidding against you again!  :-\
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 20, 2020, 01:01:57 pm
Quite possibly.  I've a bid on an Airfix Swift, but that'll be the last one.

I only went for that CMR Swift as I knew it was the older one and wanted to compare it with the Pegasus kit.  I've actually got the bulk of another one - the wings are missing and I've already used the tailplanes elsewhere - but I'm thinking delta wing for the remains.  I mean, they used an Attacker to test the Victor wing, so a delta Swift isn't that much of a stretch.

It'd probably still be not as good as the Hunter.  And I *will* be doing a delta version of that at some point.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 21, 2020, 03:38:46 pm
According to ebay, I won the Skybirds Sea Hornet NF21 I was bidding on, but lost out on the F3. 

I did get the Marivox Vampire F1.  Now the injection bits are... less than stellar, but the decal sheet is BIG and the brass is rather nice too.  I'm tempted to use the longer span F1/F3 wings on a Heller Mistral and do one of the RAAF ones.  Or possibly give it Russian markings as they were after Nene Vampires.

Interesting Korean war with Russian Vampyrs against F80s and RAAF Meteors.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on June 22, 2020, 04:54:28 am
According to ebay, I won the Skybirds Sea Hornet NF21 I was bidding on, but lost out on the F3. 

I did get the Marivox Vampire F1.  Now the injection bits are... less than stellar, but the decal sheet is BIG and the brass is rather nice too.  I'm tempted to use the longer span F1/F3 wings on a Heller Mistral and do one of the RAAF ones.  Or possibly give it Russian markings as they were after Nene Vampires.

Interesting Korean war with Russian Vampyrs against F80s and RAAF Meteors.

I did an East German Wampyre.  Straight paint whiff from the Heller kit.

Pics are on here somewhere.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 22, 2020, 05:54:49 am
I did a rebadging of a Vampire in Soviet stars a good decade back, possibly for 2009 Telford.  Still got it somewhere...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitbasher on June 22, 2020, 05:58:13 am

....the Marivox Vampire F1....

What shades of green uppers and grey undersides are recommended, Lee?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 22, 2020, 06:29:15 am
I honestly don't know.  There's one somewhere in the loft at Me Mam's and I haven't looked at it in years.  I *think* I have a Special Hobby F1 somewhere with Swedish markings but on checking, they're RAF and RAAF. 

Funny longer nose on the F1 sprue is leading me to think of a PR version...

Not surprising I've thought of whiffing Vampires - I think it's the only early jet I haven't played with this last few months...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on June 22, 2020, 08:49:07 am
After a few weeks due to Covid-19 situation and a few days of strike of the Portuguese mail service, CTT, i finally got the package from our fried Moritz/ChernayaAkula's. From his stash reduction sale, a great deal for a couple of additions to my stash, Special Hobby MD-500E and a bagged Hasegawa F-2A, both 1/72!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

(https://i.imgur.com/1BNH1CR.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TallEng on June 22, 2020, 10:59:05 am
And also from Moritz’s stash reduction
And after a long delay due to a postage problem, three Academy Hornets and two Hasegawa Sabre Dogs.
All without instructions  :o
Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 22, 2020, 12:18:31 pm
Ebay says I've won three Airfix Buccaneers.  Okay, they're all the old 1989 tooling but more than good enough for my purposes.  One's the later Gulf War boxing with the new sprues containing extra lethality and a Cartograf decal sheet.  A bit pricier, but that's cool. 
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 22, 2020, 01:38:11 pm
Also did a BIN on a PJ Hunter T7/8/66, only for the seller to offer me the Revell FGA9 he was also selling for a few bob off.  It would be churlish to say no, so naturally, I relieved him of said kit.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 22, 2020, 01:41:42 pm
The Matchbox Meteor NF has arrived and it's got an Aeroclub Meteor F8 conversion in it - result!

The listing mentioned it, along with a spare set of Aeroclue Meteor F8 canopies, but I didn't see it. 

It wasn't spare F8 canopies - it was an F1/F3/F4 canopy set.

And the new tool Brick has arrived,  The three row SNEBs and associated pylons will find their way onto a TSR2 in due course.  Sooner perhaps, as I've cast the IFR probe and just need a pair of pylons for the practice bomb carriers.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on June 22, 2020, 04:40:06 pm
At the post office today, two pair's of Harro's FASS domes through Shapeways, one set in 1/55 scale and a second set in 1/120 scale. These will go on the 1/72 scale A310 and Canadair Challenger kits. The 1/120 scale domes I bought a couple of months ago will go on a 1/72 CRJ-200 (basically a stretched Challenger)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on June 23, 2020, 12:19:38 pm
I have just been informed by eBay that I have won the lower half of the 1/72 vacform Shorts Mayo.
If I am not mistaken this would be the Shorts SC.1. I have always wanted to build my interpretation of the Shorts Sandringham. I have the Italeri Mk1 Sunderland in the stash.  Having read a few reviews there's a lot of work to be done to the vacform kit.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on June 23, 2020, 12:41:38 pm
I have just been informed by eBay that I have won the lower half of the 1/72 vacform Shorts Mayo.
If I am not mistaken this would be the Shorts SC.1. I have always wanted to build my interpretation of the Shorts Sandringham. I have the Italeri Mk1 Sunderland in the stash.  Having read a few reviews there's a lot of work to be done to the vacform kit.

You are mistaken, it's the Short S. 21which a quick search of Wikipedia would show.

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Knightflyer on June 23, 2020, 12:51:19 pm
I have just been informed by eBay that I have won the lower half of the 1/72 vacform Shorts Mayo.
If I am not mistaken this would be the Shorts SC.1. I have always wanted to build my interpretation of the Shorts Sandringham. I have the Italeri Mk1 Sunderland in the stash.  Having read a few reviews there's a lot of work to be done to the vacform kit.

You are mistaken, it's the Short S. 21which a quick search of Wikipedia would show.

Gondor

Short SC.1 Flying Boat would be much more fun though!  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 23, 2020, 03:39:46 pm

Short SC.1 Flying Boat would be much more fun though!  ;D


A quick way of making GALLONS of tea I'd have thought.  ;D

But it would taste a bit salty.  ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nils on June 24, 2020, 02:06:20 am
Scored at a goodwill store this morning for 3.50€  ;D

-Revell 1/32 Bae Hawk T1
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 24, 2020, 03:09:29 am
A relatively cheap 1:72 Heinkel He 51B-2 Fighter Seaplane (ICM) - just EUR 8,-, I could not resist...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 24, 2020, 04:06:04 am
Has to be a better fit than the ancient Hasegawa kit..
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on June 25, 2020, 04:12:14 am
an eBay purchase was delivered this morning

1 x 1/48 Revell Bf 109G-10. It dosent look well detailed but I do have a set of overtrees from BF 109's which includeds the internals that will be put to use on/in it

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 25, 2020, 04:32:43 am
It's a 70s kit but was always well regarded as it's quite accurate shapewise.  It's quite likely that the 72nd one is pantographed down from it.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on June 25, 2020, 04:33:36 am
From Red Roo.

Transfers for the Seafire.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50043351546_ee7e515565_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jfafVY)20200625_173856 (https://flic.kr/p/2jfafVY) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

And so they didn't get lonely on the trip I got another one of these.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50043351511_5a6b1bb478_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jfafVn)20200625_173915 (https://flic.kr/p/2jfafVn) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 25, 2020, 04:36:02 am
I saw the latter at Telford a few years back, but when I went back to get it... Gone.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on June 25, 2020, 04:43:16 am
I think Red Roo have just made another batch.  Should still be some available.
Postage won't be cheap.

redroomodels.com.au

Unlike the first one I built this one still had all four prop blades attached to the spinner when it arrived.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 25, 2020, 04:58:35 am
It wasn't for me anyway.  My interest in Mustangs ends with the D/K.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on June 25, 2020, 05:13:29 am
It's a 70s kit but was always well regarded as it's quite accurate shapewise.  It's quite likely that the 72nd one is pantographed down from it.

That's roughly what I was hopeing Lee.

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 25, 2020, 10:12:45 am
Won another old tool Brick on evilbay.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on June 25, 2020, 08:48:52 pm
Another 1/72 Boeing B-52G Desert Storm and another Revell Breguet Br1150 without any glazing
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 26, 2020, 12:00:46 am
Made the tactical mistake to let my self be taken away and ordered two Dorvack PA kits from the USA. Turns out to be an expensive mess, due to postage, customs, etc. ...  :-\  Should have known better, but now I pull it through and stock up my mecha kit pile(s).
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on June 26, 2020, 02:02:42 am
On a mission to find myself a Stuka to turn into the Stukadyne I visited Toy World (no dice) and the LHS.
Left the LHS with an Academy Ju-87G2 Kannonen Vogel and an Airfix De Havilland Heron.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 26, 2020, 02:15:59 am
Looking forward to seeing what you do with the Heron.  Got a couple from the 1992 release.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on June 26, 2020, 04:25:26 am
It's a very graceful aircraft Lee.  Whatever I do to it I shall be wanting to maintain that.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 26, 2020, 04:46:42 am

It's a very graceful aircraft Lee.  Whatever I do to it I shall be wanting to maintain that.


Even with a rotor on the roof?  :o

Hmmm, a Queen's Flight Heron Rotodyne, who needs those Wessexes?  ;) ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 26, 2020, 11:17:29 am

It's a very graceful aircraft Lee.  Whatever I do to it I shall be wanting to maintain that.


Even with a rotor on the roof?  :o

Hmmm, a Queen's Flight Heron Rotodyne, who needs those Wessexes?  ;) ;D

Excellent idea Kit. Ahem, would a TQF liveried A330 be going too far? ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 26, 2020, 11:47:48 am
Ebay says I've won another old tool Brick in the Gulf war boxing.

(https://66.media.tumblr.com/b36f7c0d09048bb900e60171ea931e67/tumblr_pvzgpwZpLc1rpduwho1_500.gifv)

I think I've enough old tool ones now.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 26, 2020, 12:22:17 pm

Excellent idea Kit. Ahem, would a TQF liveried A330 be going too far? ;)


It'd need a LOT of red paint!  :o ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: JayBee on June 26, 2020, 01:40:02 pm

It's a very graceful aircraft Lee.  Whatever I do to it I shall be wanting to maintain that.


Even with a rotor on the roof?  :o

Hmmm, a Queen's Flight Heron Rotodyne, who needs those Wessexes?  ;) ;D

Excellent idea Kit. Ahem, would a TQF liveried A330 be going too far? ;)

No, I think not.
Concorde did not have doors wide enough to accept the Royal luggage, so it did not happen, So I rather think the A330 would not have done any better.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 26, 2020, 01:54:27 pm

No, I think not.
Concorde did not have doors wide enough to accept the Royal luggage, so it did not happen, So I rather think the A330 would not have done any better.


But the Voyagers have HUGE freight doors! They could even get her Rolls on board with her!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on June 26, 2020, 09:03:54 pm
At last a 1/72 Northrop YB-49,  which will become a YB-49D based around the RB-49 design.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on June 27, 2020, 01:07:08 am

Concorde did not have doors wide enough to accept the Royal luggage, so it did not happen,

I never knew that, I've often wondered why it wasn't used to "Fly the Flag" ?

Cheers Jim
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Knightflyer on June 27, 2020, 01:16:23 am

Concorde did not have doors wide enough to accept the Royal luggage, so it did not happen,

I never knew that, I've often wondered why it wasn't used to "Fly the Flag" ?

Cheers Jim

The Queen did travel on Concorde at least five times though, so did her (larger) luggage follow on behind!?  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on June 27, 2020, 01:23:05 am
I'm now pondering what constituted "the larger luggage" ?  ;D

Maybe it was so she could slip the stash acquisitions back into The Palace without anyone noticing ?  :angel:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Knightflyer on June 27, 2020, 01:27:06 am
I'm now pondering what constituted "the larger luggage" ?  ;D

Prince Philip ? :angel:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 27, 2020, 01:27:44 am

The Queen did travel on Concorde at least five times though, so did her (larger) luggage follow on behind!?  ;D


Perhaps it towed a trailer, or carried a roof rack?  ;) ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on June 27, 2020, 04:06:24 am
Received from New Zealand this morning

Oldmodldecals 1 x 1/72 RNAZ B170 Last Scheme

This will be used with the Mach 2 Argosy I have done a little work on.

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 27, 2020, 05:36:35 am
Picked up a KPM Cessna Crane from Uncle Frank this morning.  Hannants still haven't sent that new tool Brick I'd ordered, not the shedload of paint either.

The Aerocraft Buccaneer S1 conversion has arrived though.  And I was gifted an Alleycat nose for a Meteor NF11.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Steel Penguin on June 27, 2020, 07:28:23 am
a trip to the re opened parabellum today and a trumpeter 1:35 Airport Fire Fighting Vehicle AA-60 (MAZ-7310) 160.01 (Fire Engine) .  its a monster of a box, and is utterly full of delicate sprue,  :wub: wile it has the paint guide for an all green version, I can only see the model in the red of a true fire tender  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Howard of Effingham on June 27, 2020, 08:31:07 am
I was also in Birmingham today at Tornado books and hobbies which is near the QE Law Courts on Dalton Street. Its run by Mike Wren occasionally of this parish so to speak and worth visiting.

1/35 MiniArt Street Fruit Shop
1/35 MB 'Somewhere on our planet, sharing a smoke figure set' [yes THAT one]
 
Two bottles of enamel thinners [much needed], some Vallejo Plastic Putty and a couple of tins of enamel paint.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on June 27, 2020, 06:14:17 pm
a trip to the re opened parabellum today and a trumpeter 1:35 Airport Fire Fighting Vehicle AA-60 (MAZ-7310) 160.01 (Fire Engine) .  its a monster of a box, and is utterly full of delicate sprue,  :wub: wile it has the paint guide for an all green version, I can only see the model in the red of a true fire tender  :thumbsup:

That has been tempting me.  Also as a civilian version.  In your opinion is the parts breakdown sensible or have they done a Takom and broken it does to the nth degree?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TheChronicOne on June 27, 2020, 08:35:28 pm
Shouldn't have bought it but after tax and shipping it was just under $30 and I wanted it. Caused a bit of grief for a few days but all is well now and it's in the stash.  ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/DQfwCq8.jpg)

I'll militarize mine. If I can find a set of decals for a real world military version I'll be doing that. If not, I'll just make a whif out of it.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Knightflyer on June 28, 2020, 12:01:00 am
Shouldn't have bought it but after tax and shipping it was just under $30 and I wanted it. Caused a bit of grief for a few days but all is well now and it's in the stash.  ;D

(https://i.imgur.com/DQfwCq8.jpg)

I'll militarize mine. If I can find a set of decals for a real world military version I'll be doing that. If not, I'll just make a whif out of it.

Mine has just appeared out of 'mid-deep' stash. I think the plan has 'always' been Royal Flight, at least I am pretty sure I have the decals for it some where. Basically when I bought it ages ago there was a plan, but the details are a little hazy with the passage of time!  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Steel Penguin on June 28, 2020, 01:51:30 am
Zenrat   I don't know with the parts breakdown as ive only had a quick look in the box,  as some of the sprues have a thin foam padding over sections, sorry.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 28, 2020, 01:59:02 am
I'd sit tight and leave them in the stash - the rebox is out so we're likely to see a couple of decal sheets emerge soon.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Knightflyer on June 28, 2020, 02:13:43 am
I'd sit tight and leave them in the stash - the rebox is out so we're likely to see a couple of decal sheets emerge soon.

If you are referring to DH Herons, then for information - the AirDecal sheet (7204) has options for two Royal Flight Herons, a Red/Blue one with white trim and Silver/Blue one with white trim
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on June 28, 2020, 02:23:21 am
Scalemates lists a heap of transfer sheets for Herons.  Not clear if they are current or not.
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/airfix-a03001v-havilland-heron-mkii--1189969
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on June 28, 2020, 02:38:13 am
Hanants lists four transfer sets including one for Brenda's personal plane.
https://www.hannants.co.uk/search/?search_direction=asc&search=Heron&product_type_id=2689
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Knightflyer on June 28, 2020, 02:40:42 am
Hanants lists four transfer sets including one for Brenda's personal plane.
https://www.hannants.co.uk/search/?search_direction=asc&search=Heron&product_type_id=2689

You just beat me to it  ;D  ....was just doing the same search - the Royal Flight ones are now by 26 decals rather than Airdecal
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on June 28, 2020, 02:48:18 am
I quite like the Dan Air scheme shown on Scalemates.  I used to know a bloke who flew for them.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 28, 2020, 07:45:07 am
Ebay says I've won the other two old toold Bricks in the Gulf War boxing.  Really don't need any Buccaneers now
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 28, 2020, 08:35:09 am

Ebay says I've won the other two old toold Bricks in the Gulf War boxing.  Really don't need any Buccaneers now


There probably aren't more to have, you've got them all.  ;D ;D ;) ;)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 29, 2020, 01:42:46 pm
I doubt it!

In other news, I've won the Special Hobby Campire F1 I was bidding on.  For my money, this is *THE* Vampire kit to get, as it's got all of the bits for the various single seaters in one box - early and late tail booms, two different wingtips, Swiss long nose and a bang seat - don't know what type it is but I suspect Swiss or French as it's not one of Martin Baker's finest.  Plus drop tanks and underwing rockets.

Really, other than decals you've pretty much got everything there, so well worth ponying up the wadge.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 30, 2020, 01:11:01 am
I have won an ev!lbay auction for an Airfix 1:72 Mosquito Mk. XXIX/J30 kit, and I got hands on one of my personal holy grail kits (waited 30 years for this opportunity): an AT-AT-esque 1:720 "Dho Gards" mecha from Imai's "Megaro Zamac" line of kits - at a reaonable price, not the speculative price ideas of the usual sellers. Looks like TV merchandise, but these were just plastic models that jumped the Eighties' anime/mecha craze bandwagon.

(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/6/1/9/1119619-20006-64-720.jpg)

This one will certainly be built!  :lol:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 30, 2020, 01:25:43 am
From the eBay Fairy:

Tamiya 1/48 F-84G with PE and three aftermarket decal sets including US, French, and Danish aircraft.  All for $20!
Tamiya 1/20 Williams Honda F1.  My first ever F1 car.  I've picked up a couple of the old 80s and 90s Testors cars that I used to love as a kid lately.  Just a couple...Porsche 911, Ferrari Daytona, and a Lambourghini Diablo.  The Diablo arrived open and damaged when it was advertised as mint condition.  The guy was decent to work with and send a pic of all the cars he had available and told me to pick one and he'd send it.  This sounded like a fun change of pace and after looking at it, a new challenge. 

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 30, 2020, 02:11:13 am
That Tamiya Williams-Honda is a terrific kit, I did one some years ago after seeing the real thing sat in foyer at Williams' HQ at Grove.

I just wish Tamiya had stayed with 1/24 scale instead of 'inventing' a new car scale, I suspect for monetary reasons...….
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on June 30, 2020, 03:52:02 am
IIRC Tamiya choice of 1/20 for F1 cars was a box scale thing.
Is this the Alan Jones car AD?  The Bin Laden (Saudi Airlines) sponsored one?
I built one of them as a youth.

I received these from BNA model world today.

Flakvierling 38 to be mounted on something it wouldn't normally be mounted on.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50061544417_9116c9e4a9_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jgLv3a)20200630_174341 (https://flic.kr/p/2jgLv3a) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

'68 Chevy El Camino.  Which despite the retro box style is a '98 mould dating from the time AMT were producing some very nicely detailed and engineered models.  I've built one of these, they go together very well.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50060733698_2bf731c36c_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jgGm3f)20200630_174354 (https://flic.kr/p/2jgGm3f) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

Lavochkin La-5.  Clear Prop's kits look interesting.  This one looks good in the box and includes a small PE sheet including UC doors, seatbelts and bomb fins amongst other parts.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50060733573_a9623bb759_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jgGm16)20200630_174408 (https://flic.kr/p/2jgGm16) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr


Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 30, 2020, 04:04:44 am

IIRC Tamiya choice of 1/20 for F1 cars was a box scale thing.
Is this the Alan Jones car AD?  The Bin Laden (Saudi Airlines) sponsored one?
I built one of them as a youth.


I reckon Tamiya did it just to corner the market, but then I'm a died-in-the-wool cynic when it comes to Big Business!  ;)

No, the Alan Jones car was the earlier FW07 with a Cosworth engine, also sponsored by Leyland of all people!

The Williams Honda was the FW11, driven by Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet, usually aganst each other!  :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on June 30, 2020, 04:24:40 am
Of course.  Duh!  My brain didn't register "HONDA".
One day i'll find an unbuilt FW07 and do it justice instead of gluebombing it and getting fingerprints in the paint.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 30, 2020, 04:33:40 am
The Tamiya FW07 is pretty darn good too, I built one of them as well.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Knightflyer on June 30, 2020, 04:35:04 am
Just arrived today

Micro Mir - Armstrong Whitworth Argosy
Mark One - Andover CC.2
Mark One - Andover CC.2 / T.2
Mark One - HS.748/BAe.748 (civil andover basically!)
AModel - Beechcraft 1900C (DHL livery)

the last two to be passed onto my son  ;D (immediately, not upon my death!  :rolleyes:)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on June 30, 2020, 05:27:27 am

Lavochkin La-5.  Clear Prop's kits look interesting.  This one looks good in the box and includes a small PE sheet including UC doors, seatbelts and bomb fins amongst other parts.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50060733573_a9623bb759_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jgGm16)20200630_174408 (https://flic.kr/p/2jgGm16) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr


Be interested in your considered views on this one Fred. I was looking at it for one of my next Big H orders.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 30, 2020, 06:00:17 am
AZ/KPM are doing one too.  I'm quite tempted myself - post war Yugoslav or possibly North Korean.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on June 30, 2020, 09:58:08 am
Placed an order with Uncle Colin.  More as and when it arrives...
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Weaver on June 30, 2020, 10:18:32 am
Well this was a nice surprise! Waaay before Christmas, I back-ordered a 2nd edition Motorhead He 111 (the one that only has the Motorhead decals) from the Airfix website, but I heard nothing for ages, then it dropped out of my basket after the Airfix site went down for a bit, so I assumed it had fallen victim to the general COVID disruption.

Well, it rolled up this afternoon. :thumbsup:

So I now have two kits and three decal sheets: two Motorhead ones and a normal one.

So one of the Motorhead ones is spare.... :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on June 30, 2020, 11:54:23 am

IIRC Tamiya choice of 1/20 for F1 cars was a box scale thing.
Is this the Alan Jones car AD?  The Bin Laden (Saudi Airlines) sponsored one?
I built one of them as a youth.


I reckon Tamiya did it just to corner the market, but then I'm a died-in-the-wool cynic when it comes to Big Business!  ;)


Kit is correct, this is the Mansell/Piquet kit.  I was a big Mansell fan back in the day, especially when he came over the pond and did an Indycar season, so it'll probably end up OOB as his ride. 

No, the Alan Jones car was the earlier FW07 with a Cosworth engine, also sponsored by Leyland of all people!

The Williams Honda was the FW11, driven by Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet, usually aganst each other!  :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on July 01, 2020, 05:49:07 am
From the Big H the Kovozavody Prostejov 1/72 Dewotine D.510 in foreign service boxing.

Comes with markings for a Chinese and Soviet aircraft and the one that surprised me, R.A.F. whilst at Martlesham Heath in 1937. I assume the R.A.F. wanted to take a look at the motor canon ?

Anyway it is a new tool and doesn't look bad. Plastic is a bit soft, the edges to the larger parts will need a little trimming and there are a fair few injection pins to remove, but nothing that a new blade won't deal with  :thumbsup: Detail looks o.k. and all in all looks a reasonable limited run kit.

On the plus side there are a fair few parts for the spares box, including a complete fuselage, and something I've not seen before a listing of everyone involved in the kit from the master model maker, through tool maker to the production team.

I've a mind to do this in a Central or Eastern European air force scheme, or possibly Danish ? We shall see.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: TallEng on July 01, 2020, 10:13:57 am
From a certain online retailers ‘warehouse’ sale, a Revell Lancaster B.III, box opened but everything there for a reasonable price (approx half an Airfix new tool) joins the other 5 or 6 in the stash :rolleyes:
and a Revell Starfighter for the latest group build.
And EBay informs me I’ve one a Revell F-16 with some Belgian anniversary scheme that looks quite attractive for about 1/2 RRP.
So not too bad.
Regards
Keith
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: McColm on July 02, 2020, 05:01:07 am
Sword Blackburn Gannet AEW and the Mach2 Breguet Alize.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Gondor on July 03, 2020, 03:23:06 am
Finally received the model I was going to build for the one week group build. First order got lost in the post or something. However the same idea will do for the Protatypes Group Build.

1 x 1/72 Hasegawa Kawasaki Ki61-I Tei Hein (Tony)

Gondor
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 03, 2020, 03:35:08 am
Won another couple of Vampires on ebay:

CMR Vampire F1, with postage a little more than a tenner
Heller Vampire FB5, no box, decals or distructions and half a tail boom missing.  Not that it matters as I intended it for spares recovery anyhoo.

And I've finally figured out what I want to do with that part started Aeroclub Vampire T11 I got a while back - I'll backdate it as either an early trainer or nightfighter. The spare tailbooms are in the Special Hobby F1 kit.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 03, 2020, 02:18:49 pm
Went to the city to buy some building materials for the work i'm doing in my terrace and took a quick detour to go by the LHS... would be rude to come out empty-handed... :rolleyes:

(https://i.imgur.com/7MhcmBS.jpg)
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 03, 2020, 02:28:51 pm
Very rude, yes...……  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 03, 2020, 02:38:51 pm
Very rude, yes...……  ;D

 ;D Just had a look on scalemates cause i had no clue of what to expect from this kit before i opened the box, very glad to find nice detail and then i find out it's an old Esci kit. I can say it was worth it to be polite...  ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on July 04, 2020, 05:13:03 am
The one thing you can normally guarantee with Italeri kits no matter how old they are is that you will get a really good transfer sheet with some attractive options.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on July 04, 2020, 05:15:43 am
Went to the city to buy some building materials for the work i'm doing in my terrace and took a quick detour to go by the LHS... would be rude to come out empty-handed... :rolleyes:

(https://i.imgur.com/7MhcmBS.jpg)

It is very rude not to buy anything.
What does the big green sticker say?  It looks like a local addition.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 04, 2020, 05:16:06 am
A bumper day here for new stuff.  :thumbsup:

An Airfix vampire T11 from eBay, the first one with the yellow stripes, and a parcel of resin stiff from The Wooksta to aid my Avro Leeds build. Nice one Lee.  :thumbsup:

Also got a BIG book, but that's in the Library section.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on July 04, 2020, 05:28:48 am
From the bay of evil,
Hasegawa  F-11f Tiger , bought it as I  thought  perhaps I  could  pass it off as a super sonic bigger  development of the Folland gnat.  It could be  Fleet air arm  too, in the sixties  so all over  sea grey.  Not sure what to  arm it with though, possibly just some  sneb pods and bombs.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on July 04, 2020, 06:06:30 am
It's a nice little kit, built mine as Aeronvale, but can see it as a Gnat development in FAA service  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on July 04, 2020, 06:11:31 am
I was inspired by  Fred's (zenrat)  Australian fleet air arm  build  to do one as a British navy aircraft, so I had a look online and  saw this and thought  what if, like you do.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on July 04, 2020, 06:23:23 am
I have one in the stash listed to become a RAN FAA aircraft.  I like them because of the "shot itself down" story.

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 04, 2020, 07:41:34 am
Said parcel from Colin at Freightdog has arrived and contained the following:

1 x Uranium bomb for Bf 109K - but that wasn't for me and it got passed along to it's owner, who will be putting it under a Ta 152H, which would have a better chance of getting the weapon to it's target and the necessary height to survive the blast/shockwave.

1 set WE177s - these are for the awaited new tool Vulcan, which is going to be XM594 from the apocalyptic "Last flight of XM594" (see elsewhere on site for more details)
1 WE177 Buccaneer conversion.  Intended to go in the wider "Protect & Survive" universe that the 594 exists in.  This is to go on the new tool Brick dropping said lethality on WarPac troops in Germany.
1 RAF Mustang IV conversion for the Airfix F51D kit - I still want to do an Indian Air Force Mustang as there were 150 crated there at the end of the war.

And several Hunter P.1109B sets, albeit sans missiles. 

Just awaiting a set of Vulcan jetpipes now, so another Vulcan (albeit the old tool one) to go alongside XM594.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on July 04, 2020, 10:56:24 am
I have one in the stash listed to become a RAN FAA aircraft.  I like them because of the "shot itself down" story.
I read about that the other day, I bet nobody thought that  could  ever happen.  A serious  rethink  of the ballistic  performance of  gun ammo would be on the cards I  dare say
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on July 05, 2020, 01:25:30 am
I have one in the stash listed to become a RAN FAA aircraft.  I like them because of the "shot itself down" story.
I read about that the other day, I bet nobody thought that  could  ever happen.  A serious  rethink  of the ballistic  performance of  gun ammo would be on the cards I  dare say

Apparently it's happened a couple of times, at least those times people have confessed to it as I think it's something you'd rather keep "stumm" about  ;). At least once to either an RAF Vampire or Venom, or so I've been told.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 05, 2020, 05:38:06 pm
The one thing you can normally guarantee with Italeri kits no matter how old they are is that you will get a really good transfer sheet with some attractive options.  :thumbsup:

I agree, Chris. Their transfers are always good and normally of interesting subjects.   :thumbsup:

It is very rude not to buy anything.
What does the big green sticker say?  It looks like a local addition.

Yes, very rude indeed. ;)
And I always try to buy something there to contribute to the store's income and help it stay open, even more so in these days where the local economy has been so hurt by the Covid crisis.
The sticker is added by the distributor with info of the product being unassembled and not being a toy, only for 14+ users.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on July 06, 2020, 02:37:59 am
...The sticker is added by the distributor with info of the product being unassembled and not being a toy, only for 14+ users.

Thanks mate.  Is that a local legal requirement or just something the distributor does because they think it is helpfull?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 06, 2020, 02:48:25 am
Another Gulf Buccaneer won on ebay and snaffled a Dragon DH Venom NF from Kingkit.  The latter isn't particularly accurate, but the more accurate alternative is three times the price.  Sex, travel and their mothers, is all I'll say there.

The decals for my Eagle in the Falklands builds are now on order.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 06, 2020, 04:33:19 am
...The sticker is added by the distributor with info of the product being unassembled and not being a toy, only for 14+ users.

Thanks mate.  Is that a local legal requirement or just something the distributor does because they think it is helpfull?
Not 100% sure but, with Italeri being an European brand, I believe they have all the required info printed on the boxes but these stickers contain some additional info plus the regular info in other European languages that aren't included on the original box.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: zenrat on July 07, 2020, 03:41:06 am
...The sticker is added by the distributor with info of the product being unassembled and not being a toy, only for 14+ users.

Thanks mate.  Is that a local legal requirement or just something the distributor does because they think it is helpfull?
Not 100% sure but, with Italeri being an European brand, I believe they have all the required info printed on the boxes but these stickers contain some additional info plus the regular info in other European languages that aren't included on the original box.

Thanks mate.

A box from BNA Modelworld today.

This one I blame squarely on Lee.  Looks good in the box.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50085624528_b4ac8d7db0_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jiTVdu)20200707_174202 (https://flic.kr/p/2jiTVdu) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

This one I already have in the RAAF landplane boxing, but when they brought out this version I got sucked right in and had to have one.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50085624498_a839d0c2f1_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jiTVcY)20200707_174219 (https://flic.kr/p/2jiTVcY) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 07, 2020, 05:39:05 am
Yet AMOTTHER M'box Meteor kit. For some reason my 'PR19 Bits Box' doesn't have a single Meteor nose wheel, thus the purchase.

Plus a whole bunch of 'Humbrol equivalent' acrylic paints from Roots Model Paint, just to see how 'equivalent' they are.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: chrisonord on July 07, 2020, 09:26:05 am
Just acquired a  Heller 2 seat Viggen  for  reasonable money.  I am thinking of  making an arrestor hook for this and doing it  fleet air arm  on the 1970's. SNEB  pods and bombs or, early in service  skyflash missiles and a centre line gun pod , and drop tanks.
Chris
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 07, 2020, 09:29:59 am
The only thing really wrong with the SH Vampires are the intake fairings - they nip in too much.  Apart from that, lovely kit.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on July 07, 2020, 12:53:07 pm
Two 1/72 Academy kits, a F-35A and an AH-64, arrived today from Moritz' sale via Carl (The Big Gimper).
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 07, 2020, 01:50:36 pm
I see that Special Hobby is getting a lot of attention from some us on here...  :thumbsup:
Ordered today from Model Hobbies in the UK, Special 1/72 Hobby Mirage F.1CR, a pair of PJ Martin Baker Mk.10 ejection seats and also the brass pitot and angle of attack probe from Master.
To complete the AM investment for the F.1 kit, a Yahu instrument panel is also coming from the UK from trinitymews2.
The PJ seats will be used both on the Mirage F.1 and on the 5PL i'm currently building... :mellow:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 08, 2020, 05:45:40 am
An SAC Shackleton MR2 landing gear set and some resin exhausts, both destined for my Avro Leeds, if they fit anyway..............
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on July 08, 2020, 06:15:51 am

To complete the AM investment for the F.1 kit, a Yahu instrument panel is also coming from the UK from trinitymews2.


I'm a big fan of Yahu instrument panels, nice simple and effective drop in panels, especially if you have an open canopy. Good price as well IMHO.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on July 08, 2020, 06:17:51 am
Two 1/72 Academy kits, a F-35A and an AH-64, arrived today from Moritz' sale via Carl (The Big Gimper).

Be interested in your views on the F-35 mate.

For some unknown reason I feel compelled to get a 1/72 kit of the thing. No idea why, but if I do I'm not sure who's to get ?
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on July 08, 2020, 07:05:03 am
Two 1/72 Academy kits, a F-35A and an AH-64, arrived today from Moritz' sale via Carl (The Big Gimper).

Be interested in your views on the F-35 mate.

For some unknown reason I feel compelled to get a 1/72 kit of the thing. No idea why, but if I do I'm not sure who's to get ?

OK Chris, I'll get some photos taken of it, should add that the kit was part of Moritz' "flood" he had a few years ago, there's no box, instructions or decals with it.

I'm in the minority here Chris, I'm one of the few that actually like the aircraft, along with the F-22. As much as I love the Legacy Harriers, the F-35 is a major advancement of them. When trying to build my idea of a 'supersonic' Harrier a few years ago, the research suggested that the Harrier was basically at it's peak in development and the only way forward was a new airframe.

So that's what I came up with, even though I used multiple components from other McD aircraft. I should add this is meant to be just a 'Harrier' Replacement aircraft and nothing more. I had a thread going but it was pre-PB so the whole thread is minus photos now.

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/46636f3c-04bb-45c0-a1b3-b1a27ced4153.jpg)

Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on July 08, 2020, 07:24:37 am
Cheers mate.

I've nothing against the F-35 at all, I think initially maybe they bit off a little more then they could chew comfortably, it's just it will be one of the first modern types I've built in aeons and I want to do it in a "proper" camouflage/marking scheme. Maybe for "Lizzie's" 100th birthday, we should be out of Lockdown by then.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on July 08, 2020, 08:02:56 am
Academy F-35A sprue pic.

(http://village.photos/images/user/8f3973c9-3f0e-4b54-80e2-017121c0bf9f/e49b1938-7ca1-46d7-8cec-5cda0aecaf0b.JPG)

Despite having 'multi coloured' sprues, it looks not bad at all. It does have slightly raised panel lines, seems similar in construction as other F-35 kits but this kit does come with four wing pylons and weapons to put on them. There should be another two for the under wing tip ASRAAM's but they're not included. There's a nicely detail weapons bay, plus weapons.

I have an Italeri F-35A too, but I'm not very happy with that one. For starters, it has massively overscale panel lines which will have to be all sanded off. Scale wise, it's like a carpenter had been let loose on it with a pile of 2x6's and nailed them to the fuselage, they stick out so much. When Italeri announced recently they were doing a F-35B too, the sprue shots of that kit show they have continued with these horrendous panel lines. I sent them an email telling them if they toned down the panel lines they would have a winner, the reply I got was they did it this way so modelers could paint them easier. It just looks awful ----

I've got two Fujimi F-35B's too, these kits have smooth surfaces, but then also a mass of recessed rivet heads along both sides of each engraved panel lines. It comes with an engine which can be posed for in flight or hovering, although you can only see the exhaust nozzle.

I've read that the best F-35 kit to get, F-35A or the F-35B, is the Hasegawa one. I've not seen one so I can't comment on that.

But if you're going to do a Brit F-35, you need to find a F-35B kit Chris

EDIT: the sprues are not quite like that Chris, they've been cut so they fit into a smaller box for shipping.
Scalemates has a pdf file which you can look at.
Also, looking at the instruction sheet, it does have six underwing pylons, the under-wing tip ones have to be built up from a couple of parts and they didn't look like they would be pylons when I looked at the sprue.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 08, 2020, 09:28:13 am

 When trying to build my idea of a 'supersonic' Harrier a few years ago, the research suggested that the Harrier was basically at it's peak in development and the only way forward was a new airframe.


Hawker thought so too, and their solution was called the P.1154.  ;D

Sadly no-one agreed with them. :(
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: The Wooksta! on July 08, 2020, 09:38:51 am
Apparently, I've ordered a trio of Modeldecal sheets from ebay - they were in my basket and I'd forgotten about them, only to buy some Vulcan wheels from teh same trader and paid for them without realising it.  Innit marvellous!
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: ChernayaAkula on July 08, 2020, 12:53:20 pm
<...> I've read that the best F-35 kit to get, F-35A or the F-35B, is the Hasegawa one. I've not seen one so I can't comment on that. <...>

The Hasegawa F-35s are pretty neat and apparently the best in terms of shape (although I don't know any specifics - I haven't seen any obvious problems in the Academy kits), but they only comes with closed wepaons bays. If you want open bays, Academy is the one to go for.  :thumbsup: Academy's F-35B is apparently even nicer than their A.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on July 08, 2020, 01:12:37 pm

 When trying to build my idea of a 'supersonic' Harrier a few years ago, the research suggested that the Harrier was basically at it's peak in development and the only way forward was a new airframe.


Hawker thought so too, and their solution was called the P.1154.  ;D

Sadly no-one agreed with them. :(

Reading Mike Pryce's book BAe P.1216 will give you clues as to why that happened Kit. Very interesting book it is too ---
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 08, 2020, 02:08:21 pm

 When trying to build my idea of a 'supersonic' Harrier a few years ago, the research suggested that the Harrier was basically at it's peak in development and the only way forward was a new airframe.


Hawker thought so too, and their solution was called the P.1154.  ;D

Sadly no-one agreed with them. :(

Reading Mike Pryce's book BAe P.1216 will give you clues as to why that happened Kit. Very interesting book it is too ---


I've got it, just wish I could afford one of the kits to make one.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: DogfighterZen on July 08, 2020, 03:04:00 pm

To complete the AM investment for the F.1 kit, a Yahu instrument panel is also coming from the UK from trinitymews2.


I'm a big fan of Yahu instrument panels, nice simple and effective drop in panels, especially if you have an open canopy. Good price as well IMHO.

Yup, good price for the detail and ease of use.  :thumbsup:
This set i should be able to use as it says it can be used with the Special Hobby kit, as well as with the Heller and Hasegawa kits too so, if i don't use it on the SH kit, i'll have to make it work on the Hase kit. :rolleyes:

<...> I've read that the best F-35 kit to get, F-35A or the F-35B, is the Hasegawa one. I've not seen one so I can't comment on that. <...>

The Hasegawa F-35s are pretty neat and apparently the best in terms of shape (although I don't know any specifics - I haven't seen any obvious problems in the Academy kits), but they only comes with closed wepaons bays. If you want open bays, Academy is the one to go for.  :thumbsup: Academy's F-35B is apparently even nicer than their A.

Something that may have some weight in the decision of which kit to buy which is the fact that the Hasegawa kits don't have the raised panel lines and provide decals for the RAM tape so the modeller doesn't have to mask and paint the intricate pattern that the tape creates. Academy also have the decals for the RAM tape in their most recent boxing of the A (but not in the first release) and the new B kit.
There's also the fact that there's only one limited edition box of the Hase kits with weapons and pylons, the "Beast mode"  A and B kits, while Academy A and B and Italeri B variant kits have all the pylons and weapons.
But like Moritz said, Chris, it all depends if you want a kit with open weapons bays. I think that if you want them open, Academy is the best choice for both the A and B variants.
Now, if you want the bigger wings of the C variant, there's only one choice and that is the Orange model kit, which also has slightly raised RAM tape lines but has both the open weapons bays option and pylons for the wings. Hasegawa kits might be better but they're also more expensive if you want the limited edition beast mode kits... I'll wait for them to release the C variant like that. :-\
I have to admit, i've been looking at getting the Academy B kit cause it's the only variant of which i don't have any kit in my stash as i have the Hasegawa, Academy and Italeri A and the Orange models C kit. And also a Kittyhawk 1/48 C kit too...  :rolleyes:

Regarding acquisitions for the stash, last night i ordered a Wingman models 1/48 Latin American Kfirs kit from The little shop of Phantoms in Germany... expensive, yes, but that is the coolest looking Kfir EVER!   :rolleyes: ;D
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on July 08, 2020, 03:09:56 pm

 When trying to build my idea of a 'supersonic' Harrier a few years ago, the research suggested that the Harrier was basically at it's peak in development and the only way forward was a new airframe.


Hawker thought so too, and their solution was called the P.1154.  ;D

Sadly no-one agreed with them. :(

Reading Mike Pryce's book BAe P.1216 will give you clues as to why that happened Kit. Very interesting book it is too ---


I've got it, just wish I could afford one of the kits to make one.

I get the Fantastic Plastic News Letter every now and then, one time it had the P.1216 P.1214 advertised as last of them, I went on their website and ordered one and I think I got their last one ---- I managed to get an additional canopy with it, it'll go on Martin's P.1214 P-1216 kit I have too.

EDIT: Wait a minute, that should be the other way around ----  :banghead:
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on July 09, 2020, 05:47:12 am
Many thanks people re the info on the various F-35 kits, and especially the sprue shots Robert  :thumbsup:

Academy F-35B it is then
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: PR19_Kit on July 09, 2020, 06:12:37 am

Academy F-35B it is then


Are you going to put a prop on the front of it then?  :o
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: kitnut617 on July 09, 2020, 06:34:43 am
Many thanks people re the info on the various F-35 kits, and especially the sprue shots Robert  :thumbsup:

Academy F-35B it is then

Me too I think after a closer inspection of this F-35A. Then some 617 Sqn decals for it --- unless it already has them  :-\
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: Nick on July 09, 2020, 06:37:18 am
Many thanks people re the info on the various F-35 kits, and especially the sprue shots Robert  :thumbsup:

Academy F-35B it is then

Me too I think after a closer inspection of this F-35A. Then some 617 Sqn decals for it --- unless it already has them  :-\

I think it needs Special Markings and a Special Paint Scheme. WW2 Lancaster Bomber Command scheme for example.
Title: Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
Post by: NARSES2 on July 09, 2020, 06:38:41 am

Academy F-35B it is then


Are you going to put a prop on the front of it then?  :o

Nope I just fancy building one, but in full colour markings, maybe special markings for a special occasion ?