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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #675 on: June 16, 2016, 04:10:38 am »

Dropped into the LHS to pick up some styrene rod & strip and accidentally came home with a P-47D Razorback (something I failed to find at Expo) and an A-129 Mangusta.


Does that mean you'll have to take them back again?  :o
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #676 on: June 16, 2016, 08:13:30 am »

Dropped into the LHS to pick up some styrene rod & strip and accidentally came home with a P-47D Razorback (something I failed to find at Expo) and an A-129 Mangusta.


Does that mean you'll have to take them back again?  :o

No, but he will have to do some fast talking with Mrs zenrat! ;)
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #677 on: June 16, 2016, 03:39:07 pm »
From evilbay, the Airfix 617 Squadron Dam Busters 60th Anniversary set - I wanted the 1/72 Lancaster B1 special, not sure what to do with the 1/48 Tonka :unsure:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #678 on: June 16, 2016, 05:40:52 pm »
From evilbay, the Airfix 617 Squadron Dam Busters 60th Anniversary set - I wanted the 1/72 Lancaster B1 special, not sure what to do with the 1/48 Tonka :unsure:

Do what I've done, get a Tamiya 1/48 Dambuster/Grand Slam Lancaster and a 1/72 Tonka (Mk.4 ? ) and do two 617 Sqn groups
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #679 on: June 17, 2016, 10:41:13 am »
Tamiya 1/35 Velociraptors Pack of Six


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^ Sweet kit and much smaller than Jurassic Park/World led me to believe.

And they're even over scale for velociraptors which were actually really tiny, the Tamiya raptors are about twice as big.  The JP raptors are actually Deinonychus, it's got a blunter skull and is much larger, they named it Velociraptor as the name doesn't exactly roll of the tongue!

And to partner that set:

Tamiya 1/35 Mesozoic Creatures.  Nice set with an archaeopteryx, hypsilophodon, oviraptor, baby T-rex and parasaurolophus.  The odd one out is a crocodile, which looks a nile or salty rather than a pre-historic croc?

I'm currently messing about with Tamiya's Stegosaurus retrosaur, a much earlier kit and not very well sculpted but fun.   :thumbsup:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #680 on: June 17, 2016, 10:52:00 am »
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #681 on: June 17, 2016, 12:18:50 pm »
The evil kit finder general strikes again!

Following a tip off from Thorvic. One very Very new Bandi 1/72nd scale A wing fighter from Return of the Jedi.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #682 on: June 18, 2016, 04:42:30 am »


Tamiya 1/35 Mesozoic Creatures.  Nice set with an archaeopteryx, hypsilophodon, oviraptor, baby T-rex and parasaurolophus.  The odd one out is a crocodile, which looks a nile or salty rather than a pre-historic croc?

I'm currently messing about with Tamiya's Stegosaurus retrosaur, a much earlier kit and not very well sculpted but fun.   :thumbsup:

Bet the kids are enjoying it almost as much as dad  ;D Maybe they copied the Stegosaurus from the one near me up by Crystal Palace lake. They don't look anything like we now think they look like. Do we actually know definitively ?
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #683 on: June 18, 2016, 08:38:51 am »
Picked up from Argos via eBay:-

Academy 1/72 AH-64D British Army 'Afghanistan'
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #684 on: June 18, 2016, 10:38:34 am »
Finally bought somat ! A wee Minicraft 1/144 USN/USAF F-104A !

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #685 on: June 18, 2016, 10:53:23 am »
Maybe they copied the Stegosaurus from the one near me up by Crystal Palace lake. They don't look anything like we now think they look like. Do we actually know definitively ?

No, but modern knowledge of physiological indicators is much, much, much better than it was even as recently as 50-60 years ago. So, archeological evidence of muscle grooves & attachment points on fossilised bones, along with evidential markings in/on ball-&-socket joints, etc., can be interpreted much more accurately & gives us a much more likely picture.

The biggest questions remaining are about skin textures & colours, which it's highly unlikely we'll ever have much knowledge of.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #686 on: June 18, 2016, 11:13:54 am »
a 1:48 airfix harrier gr3,  more Snebs, and this one is for freestyle as ive got a pair already done,
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #687 on: June 18, 2016, 12:32:40 pm »
From ebay arrived

1 x 1/72 Meng Fiat G.91

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #688 on: June 18, 2016, 03:12:03 pm »
Aha!  It got to you alright then!  Good!!  :thumbsup:

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #689 on: June 19, 2016, 06:27:49 am »


The biggest questions remaining are about skin textures & colours, which it's highly unlikely we'll ever have much knowledge of.

Yes very much so which is why I can get a tad annoyed when people start describing the colours of these beasts ?  :blink:

Thanks for the info on the other stuff  :thumbsup: Archaeology I can get my brain around, paleontology ? No way  ;D It does seem to fascinate children of whatever generation however. My smaller ones (great nephews/nieces) love Crystal Palace Park when they are down
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