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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #405 on: April 07, 2016, 12:47:49 pm »
Bountiful day out at Cosford today... :wacko:

There was a stall selling off somebody's stash at clearance prices and bulk deals. Thing is, the previous owner's idea of double-boxing was to put small kits in with big kits leading to some unlikely but super-value combinations. That makes it kinda hard to say how much each model cost, but this little lot in total, was a princely 33.00 for 21 models.....
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(All 1/72nd)


Frog Arado Ar234 Blitz with two Airfix Vought Kingfishers in the same box (all complete)




Ooooooh.......I like Kingfishers....... :wub:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #406 on: April 07, 2016, 01:50:51 pm »

Frog Arado Ar234 Blitz with two Airfix Vought Kingfishers in the same box (all complete)




Ooooooh.......I like Kingfishers....... :wub:

yes! long live seaplanes !  :party:


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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #407 on: April 07, 2016, 02:29:40 pm »
"Honey, don't get too Fury-ous with me but that package I told you about has arrived..."
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #408 on: April 07, 2016, 06:51:23 pm »
Are Stuarts really that small or have they drawn the commander too large?

I'm off to the CHSs (City Hobby Shops - including one new to me) today.
I just got paid but I have a list.  Wish me restraint.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #409 on: April 07, 2016, 09:56:00 pm »
They really are that small, it seems. Do a Google Images search, it's quite surprising!
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #410 on: April 08, 2016, 12:31:27 am »
They are/were VERY compact vehicles. I wonder how all the equipment stuff AND the crew went into it, and it was pretty fast, too. Going cross-country must have been tough...

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #411 on: April 08, 2016, 04:59:52 am »
Bought a 1/72 Playfix Kits:
 Be-6 Madge
Military Flying Boat 'made in the G.D.R exclusively for Playmakers '. (VEB Plasticart).
Revell repackaged the same kit with the same heavy duty plastic parts.
 I also managed to buy a ready built 1/72 Be-12 Mail.
The propellers were damaged and missing. The rear MAD boom is in need of attention  and there's no exhaust pipes for the turboprop engines.
There's no makers name on the model although the Be-12 did use the same fuselage,  twin fins, wings and cockpit canopy from the Be-6.
 Looks to me as the modeller did the same and used wood carved for the turboprop engines,  MAD boom and nose. With a clever use of a mask to simulate the windows.
The decals are starting to lift. The main landing gear is in good order but I'll need to find a rear wheel.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #412 on: April 08, 2016, 06:29:36 am »
They really are that small, it seems.

Yup I was surprised by how small they were when we were allowed to clamber over one at a museum in the States one year. I'd like to see one posed next to a Staghound or a Boarhound (was that the other large armoured car made for us Brits ?)
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #413 on: April 09, 2016, 02:33:47 am »
New at my Stash.


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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #414 on: April 09, 2016, 05:10:12 am »
Very interested in your views on the St Chamond Mr Chaos as I am thinking about getting that kit
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #415 on: April 10, 2016, 01:16:17 am »
They really are that small, it seems. Do a Google Images search, it's quite surprising!

Small, yes.  But I think the Academy artist has painted the commander a bit too large.

Those St Chamonds look like a good basis for some sort of Sci Fi tank to me.

Visited a new (to me) model shop on Friday.  Upon asking how long they'd been open I was told 5 years.
Showcase Models in Melbourne CBD.  Prices are higher than the place I usually go (Metro Hobbies) but they have a much better range of the esoteric, the odd and the short run kits.  In other words the stuff we like.
I've never actually seen A Model kits on the shelf in a shop before.  I was tempted by a Bf 109 zwilling but reminded myself of my previous experiences with their products.

I left with a Special Hobby Yak 23 and an ICM Mercedes G4 staff car.  Both 1/72.



The I popped into Metro to check their prices and while doing so picked up a Fly Avrocar Racer X (1/72).


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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #416 on: April 10, 2016, 06:59:04 am »
It's nice to find a model shop let alone one that deals in the more "esoteric". Interested to see what you do with the Flora - other low fat spreads are available  ;D
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #417 on: April 10, 2016, 07:42:58 am »
1/35 MiniArt AEC Mk. I Armoured Car
1/48 HobbyBoss P-40M Kittyhawk
1/48 Italeri Bell-Boeing V-22 OSPREY
1/48 Italeri S-2 E/F/G Tracker
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #418 on: April 10, 2016, 08:00:38 am »
Visited a new (to me) model shop on Friday.  Upon asking how long they'd been open I was told 5 years.
Showcase Models in Melbourne CBD.  Prices are higher than the place I usually go (Metro Hobbies) but they have a much better range of the esoteric, the odd and the short run kits.  In other words the stuff we like.

Showcase are the guys behind the production of this:




http://www.showcasemodelsaustralia.com.au/product/imv-bushmaster

And you can buy from them online, too: http://www.showcasemodelsaustralia.com.au/
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #419 on: April 10, 2016, 08:14:24 am »
brought back from the IPMS Moorsele modelshow today:

-Hasegawa 1/72 X-29A
-Mistercraft 1/72 Mil Mi-2URN
-Airfix 1/72 SH-2F Seasprite
-Revell 1/144 F/A-18D Hornet
-Revell 1/144 Embraer 195
-DACO 1/144 (and 1/200) Belgian C-130H Decals
on the bench:

-all kinds of things.