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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