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Re: My Stash Just Grew Again (2011)
« Reply #75 on: January 18, 2011, 05:08:47 am »
My Dragon/Cyberhobby USS Virginia arrived this morning. Looks like a lovely kit, though I very much doubt it will be built OOB!
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Re: My Stash Just Grew Again (2011)
« Reply #76 on: January 18, 2011, 06:11:00 am »
2 x 1/35th Tamiya Panther tanks....the cheap early moulding.

One will donate its hull to the "armoured church" project.....the other....Meerkats ;) :tank:
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Re: My Stash Just Grew Again (2011)
« Reply #77 on: January 18, 2011, 06:35:07 am »
Picked up in a Hereford junk shop recently, from a box labelled   "Any item 50p "  A Matchbox Wellesley  unsullied, totally complete and pristine, except for one blade broken from the prop.    It could well end up in Raspberry Ripple unless anyone has a better idea.
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Re: My Stash Just Grew Again (2011)
« Reply #78 on: January 18, 2011, 06:45:56 am »
Best of luck cleaning up the bits that make up the rotorhead assemblies.  I gave up on mine.

I managed okay with mine, just a lack of general enthusiasm that prevented me finishing.  I tend not to struggle too much with those kind of fiddly operations, but there are a lot of individual parts, the rotor blades are thin & I did manage to snap a couple of them off a few times.
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Re: My Stash Just Grew Again (2011)
« Reply #79 on: January 18, 2011, 07:05:24 am »
Best of luck cleaning up the bits that make up the rotorhead assemblies.  I gave up on mine.
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Thanks for the heads-up!  :thumbsup: My plan is to use both kits to make a stealthy tilt-rotor. I want to use the co-axial rotors to make contra-rotating props. The rotor masts and associated rods would probably get deleted.
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Re: My Stash Just Grew Again (2011)
« Reply #80 on: January 18, 2011, 07:23:17 am »
Picked up in a Hereford junk shop recently, from a box labelled   "Any item 50p "  A Matchbox Wellesley  unsullied, totally complete and pristine, except for one blade broken from the prop.    It could well end up in Raspberry Ripple unless anyone has a better idea.

RAF colours with Regia Aeronautica markings over applied.  Very subtle and very, very believable given that we were using them against the Italians in East Africa.
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Re: My Stash Just Grew Again (2011)
« Reply #81 on: January 18, 2011, 07:46:41 am »
Picked up in a Hereford junk shop recently, from a box labelled   "Any item 50p "  A Matchbox Wellesley  unsullied, totally complete and pristine, except for one blade broken from the prop.    It could well end up in Raspberry Ripple unless anyone has a better idea.

RAF colours with Regia Aeronautica markings over applied.  Very subtle and very, very believable given that we were using them against the Italians in East Africa.

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Re: My Stash Just Grew Again (2011)
« Reply #82 on: January 18, 2011, 08:27:52 am »
Failing that, Iraqi.  An aircraft flown from East Africa to strengthen Habaniya but force landed in rebel teritory?
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Re: My Stash Just Grew Again (2011)
« Reply #83 on: January 18, 2011, 08:52:30 am »
Picked up in a Hereford junk shop recently, from a box labelled   "Any item 50p "  A Matchbox Wellesley  unsullied, totally complete and pristine, except for one blade broken from the prop.    It could well end up in Raspberry Ripple unless anyone has a better idea.

In RAF desert camo, but wearing French roundels - Maybe the Free French flew Wellesley's for a very short time before they got Blenheims ??

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Re: My Stash Just Grew Again (2011)
« Reply #84 on: January 18, 2011, 08:59:48 am »
Very unlikely that the Free French would have got Wellesleys given that nearly all were in Africa.  The most numerous aircraft in RAF service in 1940 was the Blenheim.

Vichy French is more likely.  The treacherous dogs had at least one captured Beaufighter.  The markings for it are in one of the High Planes Beaufighter releases.  I'll gladly donate them as the likelihood of me building aircraft flown by traitors* is non-existent.

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Re: My Stash Just Grew Again (2011)
« Reply #85 on: January 18, 2011, 04:32:47 pm »
A few so far this year from various sources.
From NKR Models the Valom 1/144 Focke Wulf Ta 183 and Me P1101 set. You get 2 of each and a damn fine decal sheet. The X-4 's included are to my eye a little stubby but otherwise a great buy, may even get a second set. Neither kit has a cockpit but that's what Eduard Me262B's are for!
 
From a  not so local shop (Frontline in Newcastle Australia) whilst on holidays a Planet 1/72 Aerosan in resin. This was a pleasant surprise, they actually have decent windows that are marked on clear plastic sheet, usually where I lose my patience on car/truck kits. Price was not cheap but thats resin for you and it will encourage them to keep importing oddities like this.

From a Japanese store I have a Ju88G and an Okha from Haseagwaon the way. I'm buying the Betty kit to get the Okha as I have plans from Justo for a floatplane version of the Okha supposedly frown in WW2 - personally I think it would fly like a brick but it will annoy the JMN's. These may be a while off though with the vagaries of the postal system.   

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Re: My Stash Just Grew Again (2011)
« Reply #86 on: January 18, 2011, 05:07:43 pm »
Academy 1/72nd OV-10A Bronco arrived from Hong Kong Tuesday morning.

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Re: My Stash Just Grew Again (2011)
« Reply #87 on: January 19, 2011, 09:54:09 am »
Eduard 1/72 "dual-combo" Lavochkin La-7
Cheers,
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Re: My Stash Just Grew Again (2011)
« Reply #88 on: January 19, 2011, 11:50:30 am »
First buy of the year, from that well-known on-line auction site:

A Tamiya 1:48 F-84G, just had a very smooth coat of Tamiya airframe silver sprayed whilst the kit is on the sprue, hence paid just 12.00 for it including the postage !! - It will be What If'd

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Re: My Stash Just Grew Again (2011)
« Reply #89 on: January 19, 2011, 04:52:06 pm »
Arriving from ebay Wednesday morning was an Airfix Skyray, still factory sealed from 1981.

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