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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #330 on: May 31, 2016, 05:45:42 am »
I've always considered the Hs129 to be a gun with a plane attached, rather than the other way 'round. ;)
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #331 on: May 31, 2016, 05:47:44 am »
What a great looking museum ! Defo somat I'd like to check out. Love the look of that Comet nose.

The 129 looks great as well. That gun does look scary !

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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #332 on: May 31, 2016, 07:19:11 am »
I've always considered the Hs129 to be a gun with a plane attached, rather than the other way 'round. ;)

Absolutely. The pilot must have crossed everything available when he pulled the trigger  :blink:

I've also one of them in the stash. Keep thinking Finnish or maybe Hungarian ?

Nice build by the way Dave  :thumbsup: Interesting your comment re the transfers. The Airfix ones I've just used on the Beau' took and age to come off the sheet unless the water was fairly warm and then they responded in a timely manner. One or two old sets of after markket ones I have (read 30 years and counting) take so long to work use you can brew a cuppa  :rolleyes: and don't get me started on old Hasegawa
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #333 on: June 30, 2016, 01:04:23 pm »
Tomorrow I am mostly flying to Newfoundland for hols.

Seal flipper pie, cod tongues, Screech and mooseburgers beckon.

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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #334 on: October 22, 2016, 02:04:41 pm »
Blimey, it's a while since I've posted here.  Modelling on and off in between work, life, ground floor of the house being fixed, etc.

Anyway, earlier today I popped into what's reputedly Canada's biggest hobby shop, Udisco.  Located just down the road from the Cuban consulate in Montreal and next door to a dodgy-looking Romania cafe, it's part shop, part warehouse. 




(no its not on a corner, just a pano shot with my phone)


the last is a shot of half of one of the many aisles stocke with plastic kits - a curious mix of the latest releases and the ancient:




Some clearly not a new as claimed, not least the world's largest stock of clapped out Revell Me262s in one location (the stock was three deep, must have been well over a hundred there)!  Upstairs is packed with RC boats, trucks and aircraft, and everything you need for model train layouts.  Selection of mostly Humbrol paints of various vintages, lots of tools but oddly almost no decals.  A tad random/eccentric but worth the visit when in town.

Anyway, treated myself to this for all of CA$5:
 


Likely scalorama  Old Kit GB material, don't know why the pic won't rotate properly.

Apologies about the photos - can't resize at the moment.
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #335 on: October 23, 2016, 05:37:59 am »
Just a couple of 262's in stock then  :o
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #336 on: October 23, 2016, 05:49:08 am »
Indeed!
And none were priced up (price labelling their can only be described as 'selective' and of course doesn't taxes).  A check of their website indicates CA$6.49 before tax.
The more recent Me262B-1 nightfighter sells for $1.50 more.
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #337 on: October 23, 2016, 05:59:46 am »
It always annoys me when I go to countries where the prices you see on an article or for a service don't include the Tax  :banghead: Now I think I know why but it's just that I'm so used to seeing everything gross here in the UK and then the VAT shown on the bill when you get it. Just in case you can subsequently claim it.
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #338 on: December 24, 2016, 02:09:56 pm »
Well for those of us East of anywhere two hours ahead of the Greenwich Meridian, Merry Christmas.

To everyone else in Whiffworld, have a good one when it comes.

And with 2017 looming, a thought.  Were 2016 a GB would we ask for a traditional two-week extension?  I din't think so.
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #339 on: December 29, 2016, 03:11:10 am »
Having deposited the in laws back at home in Solihull I decided to pay a first quick visit to the Midland Air Museum:




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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #340 on: December 29, 2016, 11:34:22 am »
It looks better when there's a model show on.  ;D
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #341 on: December 31, 2016, 09:33:35 am »
So farewell - almost - 2016.  A year that will be remembered for all the wrong reasons (and there I will stop in order not to fall foul of the forum's no politics rule).

Disappointing on the modelling front - not enough time to do the builds I wanted to do.  Don't think I'm alone there, somehow.

So 2017's new modelling year's resolutions are:
  • finish the Airfix Val and build a 30 Sqn Hurricane IIb by the end of March
  • finish off the part builds before starting any more new builds (hmmm, said that before but with a number edging ever closer to completion I may be stricter with myself on that front)
  • keep GB contributions simple so I can get them done in time
  • build at least one real-world Spitfire and a real-world Mosquito
  • enjoy my modelling!!
  • get the Newsletter article I've been promising myself to done actually done before the middle of February and sent to NARSES2 pronto!
Anyway, HNY already to our antipodean and Far Eastern forum friends, to our forum friends in the Americas - still a way for 2016 to go for some of you, and for the rest of you enjoy the rest of the evening.  May you all have a safe and prosperous 2017. :party: :drink: :cheers:
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #342 on: October 22, 2017, 05:06:59 am »
Totes amazeballs - actually done some modelling.  First time since whenever, and have noticed that this is my first blog update in 2017!  Says it all really, done no modelling really, so must get back into the groove.

Old school Airfix Blenheim IV being progressed - loved it when I built one as a yoof, bloody awful kit by today's standards.  Still, it was cheap. 

So are I've failed miserably in trying to keep 2017's new modelling year's resolutions, although I suppose the Blenheim work is in keeping with #2.  Being tempted by a Matchbox J29 and some spare Irish markings!

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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #343 on: October 22, 2017, 06:44:57 am »
Totes amazeballs

OK, now I'm silently (everyone else is in bed asleep, as it's 0013hrs here) pi$$ing myself laughing, as that's the phrase my eldest daughter uses when she's surprised but being really sarcastic about it. ;D ;D
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Re: Kitbasher's blog: Too many ideas, not enough time.....
« Reply #344 on: October 22, 2017, 06:54:18 am »

  Being tempted by a Matchbox J29 and some spare Irish markings!


I like the sound of that, and a pretty logical placement too.
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