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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #360 on: March 19, 2016, 05:39:20 am »
Yesterday and today saw some additions to the stash, yesterday some very nice decals and some AIM-54's from DeathJester. The decals are for my Honduras air force and navy, and also some for my S.H.A.D.O. builds. Today arrived a 1/72nd scale M113 AS4, with 4 separate turrets and a load of "luggage" to attach to said vehicle. Very nice detailed vehicle too and is cast one piece, in resin. Theses came from Uncle Les in Australia.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #361 on: March 20, 2016, 02:26:41 am »
An Airfix Ki-46 II for two kitbash projects and a Bilek Me 210.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #362 on: March 20, 2016, 06:13:50 am »
One tin of Humbrol Hu 166 as the tin I have been using has gone all grainy  :blink:

One of those blurred runways which going by the scale is probably for 1/144 than 1/72 which is what I was after. It shall not go to waste though!

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #363 on: March 20, 2016, 07:16:32 am »
Not much at Southern yesterday but I was only there for a couple of hours.

Got some tools and paints, also a couple of nice bases at a 1 each. These are for late war/early 50's hard standings, one will have tarmac and the other concrete. May try and paint or might get some of the printed sheets you can get.

Only kit was armour - shock horror  ;D Got the Plastic Soldiers 1/72-23mm kit of the A9 Cruiser tank. You get 3 kits in the box with options for European or Middle East based tanks with the C.S. version as another option. Very simple kits with 1 piece tracks and running gear but look very nice and are an ideal way to see if I want to get back into armour. Amusingly as I confessed my deviation to Mike McEvoy over a cup of tea he produced a boxing of the Vickers twin turret light tank  ;D It's only on the way home that I thought the Vickers would make a good vehicle for the RAF Regiment when it came to guarding airfields  :thumbsup:

Should have said plans for the A9 are a CS version in France, a standard 2pdr version in the desert in a Caunter scheme and a version in France used to test a camouflage based on the French multi colour ones.



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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #364 on: March 21, 2016, 07:03:56 am »
A much anticipated parcel from the Ukraine arrived today :wub: All in 1/72nd scale.
Modelsvit TU-91 Boot. Going to be a close air support bucket for the Cartel.
Amodel AN-28. This will be a transport aircraft for the cartel.
Modelsvit Mig Analogue A-144-2 Also going to belong to the Cartel as a multi role fighter.
Sky High Turbo Mentor, the armed Argentine version, this will belong to the Honduras Airforce, and have a dual role as both a trainer and a COIN aircraft. already done one of these a few years back.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #365 on: March 24, 2016, 10:43:44 am »
Just won the 1/72 RVHP resin C-2 Greyhound conversion kit.
Seen a line drawing of the EC-2A Greyhound with Hawkeye parts.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #366 on: March 24, 2016, 12:03:16 pm »
From Bungle the Pegasus BAe EAP  :thumbsup: It just needs an arrestor hook and RN markings
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #367 on: March 24, 2016, 12:32:40 pm »
A lifetime's supply of Slater's MekPak from Bungle's sale.  :thumbsup:

The packaging had to be seen to be believed!  :o
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #368 on: March 24, 2016, 01:13:53 pm »
From a charity shop in Hereford today; an Airfix Spitfire Ia starter kit for 99p.  Unopened, with 4 potlets of paint, a brush and even a tubule of poly cement.   A bargain!!

 It may become an RAFVR aircraft from 1946, either based at RAF Jurby Isle of Man with a red  triskel(the funny Manx three legged thing) in the centre of the roundel or possibly RAF Squires Gate (Blackpool) with a red rose centre .

The other alternative is a Foreign Office (unarmed) dispatch aircraft with the King's Messenger greyhound symbol .

Anybody got any other off the wall ideas?
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #369 on: March 24, 2016, 02:16:55 pm »
From Bungle's sale, an Airfix DH Heron in 1/72nd scale.  :thumbsup:

To be an improvised gunship, I think. I have a photo in a book of a Dove used as such in Biafra: it has the door removed and a ground-mount 0.50 cal Browning fitted, with the tripod roped to the seat legs.... :blink:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #370 on: March 24, 2016, 02:42:20 pm »
Just a couple of kits from a few weeks back at the Huddersfield show:
Airfix 1/72 MiG-29 (from Weaver)
Hasegawa Tamago Plane HS Harrier.  Older boxing of the Harrier egg plane, with a lovely twee image of Big Ben, a Routemaster and a Highland regiment on the front.  Comes with some chicken and egg decals.  Shame there's no decals for the Union Jack scheme on the side of the box.

A few 1/72 Hobby Boss easy kits from a local discount store, Boyes in East Hull:
Spitfire Vb
Hurricane IIC
MiG-15 Bis

I picked them up to do with the girls, their first plastic kits. Daddy was going to be the bad guy with the '109, but they'd ran out so I ended it up with the MiG-15 instead.  I was looking forward to it but daughter 1A spied the lightning stripe and claimed it.  Daughter 1B claimed the Hurricane, then the Spitfire, then the Hurricane, back to the Spitfire again.....

If I get the Hurri, I'll probably do it Aussie as a camouflaged counterpart to my silver one.  If I get the Spitfire Vb, anyone got any ideas?  Brother Narses gave me a few, but mid-war is a period I find difficult to whiff.


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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #371 on: March 24, 2016, 03:52:45 pm »
Went to LHS to pick up the Tamiya 1/72 F-16CJ that the owner ordered and reserved for me, and brought one 10ml jar of XF-61, which was for free, he totally rules!! :thumbsup:

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #372 on: March 24, 2016, 04:43:00 pm »
To compensate for my last visit where I bought only the Evergreen rod i went in for I returned to the LHS and purchased an Airfix 1/72 Beaufighter (new mould) and a Revell '41 Willys Gasser (re-pop of the original Stone, Woods & Cook Swindler II kit with opening doors & boot and the Olds donk - not the newer kit of the Swindler A with the Hemi).

I must say the new Beau kit is a beauty.  And, I only paid what Airfix would have charged me from the website.  Although that's mainly due to the horrendous exchange rate.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #373 on: March 25, 2016, 04:44:14 am »
Just won a lot of 15 1:72 pilots (leftover from various kits, mostly Matchbox figures) on ebay. Yay!

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #374 on: March 26, 2016, 01:08:56 am »
From a charity shop in Hereford today; an Airfix Spitfire Ia starter kit for 99p.  Unopened, with 4 potlets of paint, a brush and even a tubule of poly cement.   A bargain!!

 It may become an RAFVR aircraft from 1946, either based at RAF Jurby Isle of Man with a red  triskel(the funny Manx three legged thing) in the centre of the roundel or possibly RAF Squires Gate (Blackpool) with a red rose centre .

The other alternative is a Foreign Office (unarmed) dispatch aircraft with the King's Messenger greyhound symbol .

Anybody got any other off the wall ideas?
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