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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #450 on: April 16, 2016, 01:04:04 pm »
According to oldmodelkits.com the UPC kit is a rebox of the Hasegawa Mig-21, so it would make sense that the Academy
kit would look like a copy, a lot of Academy's earlier kits are copies of other peoples products.  ;D

UPC never made any of their own kits, they were always a reboxer from a variety of sources, most of the line came out in the
mid to late '60s and they were gone by the early '70s.
So I had better be careful when I carve it up then, being such an old kit  :wacko: I too read that info on oldmodelkits.com, and also on a forum somewhere.

If it is the same kit as the Academy one, then carving up is all it's good for. It's significantly overscale, but the fuselage is too short and fat to an almost comical degree.
Good, I was thinking of putting the wings and rear landing gear from an E.E Lightning on it, and calling it a Y.e.9 or something similar.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #451 on: April 17, 2016, 04:54:24 am »
Won on ebay;
1/144 Mikro Mir Blackburn Beverley
1/72 ICM Mig-31M
1/72 Monogram Grumman Albatross
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #452 on: April 17, 2016, 11:38:38 am »
From the Big H.

Kinetic 1/72 F-16I Sufa (Now where is that Monogram F-16XL?)

Montex mask set for the Special Hobby Gnat F1 X2. An interesting set as it gives canopy masks for two aircraft plus an extra windscreen mask, but only enough wheel masks for one model. That is why I needed two sets.

Now I correct Myself , as the Montex mask set does give enough for two aircraft. It just depends how you use them.





The masks give one set for the wheels and one for the tyres. So with carefull painting you can do two separate aircraft.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #453 on: April 17, 2016, 11:31:56 pm »
ebay win of the weekend: A Heller He 112 B for only EUR 7,-

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #454 on: April 18, 2016, 05:00:28 pm »
Part One of my Aussie Centurion tank project arrived yesterday: a 14ml tinlet of Mouse Armour Paint Olive Drab Lustreless 1966-2011 and a Firestorm Models replacement mantlet cover in resin.

Now if only the kit itself would hurry up and get here!
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #455 on: April 18, 2016, 05:25:33 pm »
Recent acquisitions:

From Bungle's sale:
Aeroclub Venom FB1 and FB4
Pegasus Spitfire prototype (naturally...)
Pegasus Defiant target tug (although it's not likely to be a target tug, more likely some kind of radar equipped nightfighter)

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Several of the new AZ/KP Spitfire Ib/IIb/Vb kits
Some Aeroclub Spitfire bits
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #456 on: April 19, 2016, 11:03:03 am »
Yet another Mig-21 arrived today, this one also an unknown to me model company. Toga this one is made by, German kit but molded in the Ukraine. I is the Mig-21 UM and looks a lot like the Eastern Express/Condor one I built a while ago. It will of course get a good whiffing, The kit is very basic, and has lots of flash on the opaque canopies, so it will have faulty air-con, and a steamed up canopy when done  :rolleyes:. Not sure what this one will get done to it as yet, but after having a look at a pair of lightning wings and putting them up to an Academy  Mig-21 C, they look right and won't need much to get them to fit right. I think, I will look for a pair of largeish delta wings or scratch build some and make it a pure delta this one, we shall see.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #457 on: April 20, 2016, 11:15:49 am »
Today arrived the stuff I bought from Nick, a Heller Humbrol Ouragan, probably get turbo prop treatment like my other one, and the ESCI Kamov Hokum, This could either get made in to a fixed winged aircraft, or be a helo for the Cartel. Oh, and another MIG-21, this time a Kopro Mig-21 MF.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #458 on: April 21, 2016, 02:18:34 pm »
Another 1/72 Revell Avro Shackleton Mk3.
I'm thinking of a shoulder mounted wing cargo transporter.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #459 on: April 21, 2016, 04:39:24 pm »
The slow boat from Korea finally docked!


This is a neat kit. Aluminium barrels, springs for suspension, rubber rims...this will be fun!
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #460 on: April 22, 2016, 06:11:28 am »
Centurion looks nice if a tad complicated. Best of luck with it  :thumbsup:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #461 on: April 22, 2016, 10:49:55 pm »
First whatiff purchase in a while - local model club meet today and someone had a Porco Rosso Curtiss R3C for sale what I did snap up. It will go with the Porco Savoia that I built. 1/72 of course (as if there is any other scale!  ;D)

Not mine, but this is the kit:
http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server2100/j0dd1q/products/251/images/1605/P1320958__03709.1393600071.1280.1280.JPG?c=2
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #462 on: April 22, 2016, 11:38:59 pm »
Link is to a 1/48 version.

You'll enjoy building it - they go together well.  Decals on mine were a bit thin so I masked and painted the yellow stripes.
Pilot figure is a nice touch.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #463 on: April 23, 2016, 12:21:51 am »
Link is to a 1/48 version.

Good one, me!  :banghead: :angry:

Anyway, yeah, if the Savoia is anything to go by, it will be a magical build. Best kit I ever put together, that one.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #464 on: April 23, 2016, 09:52:00 am »
From Uncle Frank:
Brengun Spitfire mk IX floatplane.  Basically the Brengun Spit floatplane bits from their Vb floatplane plus an AZ mk IX.

From Ebay:
Admiral Spitfire F24
AZ Spitfire F21
AZ Spitfire mk VIII

And due to  side deal with a mate, I netted this little lot:
2 MPM Spitfire PR19s (Millenium set tooling  ;D)
1 Ventura Spitfire PR19
1 Ventura Spitfire mk VIII
3 Airfix Spitfire PR19s
1 Airfix Spitfire mk IXc
3 Airfix Spitfire mk Ia/IIa
2 Airfix ragwing Hurricanes
1 Airfix Hurricane mk I
and an Airfix Spitfire Vb with a SAMI Seafire III conversion.



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