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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #390 on: March 30, 2016, 05:07:04 am »

Just keep repeating the following mantra............

"There are only two types of model's. Aircraft and Targets!"
(sci fi and fantasy dont apply)


So what's an Aircraft Carrier classed as?

Anyway, received today from Freightdog

1 x 1/72 Lightening Swing Wing set

Only ordered the parts yesterday  :thumbsup:

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #391 on: March 30, 2016, 10:21:05 am »

Just keep repeating the following mantra............

"There are only two types of model's. Aircraft and Targets!"
(sci fi and fantasy dont apply)


So what's an Aircraft Carrier classed as?


A BIG target.................  ;)
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #392 on: March 30, 2016, 11:46:44 am »

Just keep repeating the following mantra............

"There are only two types of model's. Aircraft and Targets!"
(sci fi and fantasy dont apply)


So what's an Aircraft Carrier classed as?


A BIG target.................  ;)


Maybe I should have emphasised the word Aircraft which kind of makes it good not bad

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #393 on: March 31, 2016, 01:07:04 pm »
I only have a wishlist of five 1/35 armour kits - one is in-hand, two are on the way, another is on an auction site with me as the lead, and I'm not sure I even want the fifth, so Sam is feeling happier!
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #394 on: March 31, 2016, 04:08:02 pm »
I only have a wishlist of five 1/35 armour kits - one is in-hand, two are on the way, another is on an auction site with me as the lead, and I'm not sure I even want the fifth, so Sam is feeling happier!

Centurion, CVRT Scorpion, M113 and LAV III ?
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #395 on: April 03, 2016, 10:29:29 am »
from Cosi today
3 1:48 warriors  ( note to self really must build some of them)

and a 1:48 Revell B1  ( sans decals, gazing and instructions ) for 20, for the SRAMs and the Bombay carousels I count it a bargain,  the box is mashed, but the bits looked ok,  and the number of heads that turned as I wondered round with it, made it worth wile  :thumbsup:   the body may well end up as several bits of scatter terrain for wargames.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #396 on: April 03, 2016, 11:08:00 am »
only two additions from Cosford.

72nd scale Revell Hunter FGA-9.

odd scale Moebius "super deformed" BSG Viper mk 2 (read large egg plane)
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Unfortunately,
experience has taught me to expect the worst.

Size (of the stash) matters.



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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #397 on: April 03, 2016, 01:15:14 pm »
'Terrain' is a better word than 'object' for the 1/48th Bone whatever you do with one.... :wacko:

from Cosi today
3 1:48 warriors  ( note to self really must build some of them)

and a 1:48 Revell B1  ( sans decals, gazing and instructions ) for 20, for the SRAMs and the Bombay carousels I count it a bargain,  the box is mashed, but the bits looked ok,  and the number of heads that turned as I wondered round with it, made it worth wile  :thumbsup:   the body may well end up as several bits of scatter terrain for wargames.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #398 on: April 03, 2016, 02:08:07 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.....
:cheers: :drink: :party: :thumbsup:

(All 1/72nd)

Sword Lightning T.5 (brand new, perfect)  :wub:

Matchbox Hunter T.7 (no decals)

Bag with one Avro CF-105 Arrow (parts off sprues, no decals or instructions) and one CF-100 (part-built, no decals or instructions) - best guess of the assembled experts is that they're Aurora

KP Aero C-3a (Siebel Si 204) with one Airfix AC-47 Dakota gunship and one Airfix CAC Boomerang in the same box (no decals for any of them)

LS Bede BD-5 (part started & BD-5J that originally came with it is gone)

Hasegawa Kawanishi Type-94 Floatplane (bagged, no instructions)

Frogspawn(?) Handley Page Herald (bagged, no instructions or decals)

Matchbox Dornier Do18 G-1/V-2 (no decals)

Italeri Dornier Do24 (damaged decals) with one Heller Fouga Magister in the same box (complete)

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

Frog Arado Ar234 Blitz (complete) with one Airfix Fw190 A-8 (no decals) and one Hasegawa Fw-190 D-9 (no decals) in the same box

Frog F-4K/M Phantom with one Airfix Super Mystere, one spare F-4K fuselage and a load of Airfix Phantom bits in the same box (no decals for either of them)


Other purchases:

Revell 1/144th Tf-104G Starfighter (cheers Colin!)

Some 2mm masking tape: some yellow and some the new Tamiya 'flexible' type.


Books (all 3):

Modern Combat Aircraft 1 - F-4 Phantom
Modern Combat Aircraft 8 - B-52 Stratofortress
Modern Combat Aircraft 9 - F-104 Starfighter
Modern Combat Aircraft 10 - F-105 Thunderchief
Not Much of an Engineer (autobiography of Sir Stanley Hooker)

Postscript: if you don't think that was jammy enough, one the way home I stopped at a service station and bought half-a-dozen ready meals from the Marks and Spencer (they're a good deal). When I got them home and looked at the use-by dates for the first time, I found that they were:

03-Apr-2016
05-Apr-2016
06-Apr-2016
07-Apr-2016
08-Apr-2016
09-Apr-2016

So that's me fed for a week. ;D

Can't help feeling the universe is setting me up for something here though..... :-\
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #399 on: April 03, 2016, 09:51:55 pm »
Oh my. Weaver, I think the term for that sort of luck is "jammy"?

Centurion, CVRT Scorpion, M113 and LAV III ?
50% correct, nicely done! The Centurion was the one I was bidding on (the old Tamiya one but sniped, so will spring for an AFV Club one this week - Aussie example for not much more money) and the M113 (Kiwi) is the "maybe". Others are an M4A3E8 (Fury, Tamiya kit on the way and need to get movie-specific decals and stowage) and an M3 Stuart Honey (on the way with the Sherman, Kiwi in North Africa).

That said, a Dragon Sherman Firefly VC just popped up on the auction site for NZ$50....
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #400 on: April 04, 2016, 06:24:07 am »
Some 2mm masking tape: some yellow and some the new Tamiya 'flexible' type.



Interested on your take of the Tamiya "flexible" masking tape. I got some at Southern and it's more like plastic tape than what I would consider masking tape ? Yes it's flexible but not overly so. Unless I am missing the point and not using it correctly ? Which is quite likely  :blink:

I prefer the 0.5mm and 0.75mm Kabuki tape I pick up at shows if I'm honest + I use it painted for framing  :thumbsup:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #401 on: April 04, 2016, 06:24:28 am »
A Trumpeter KV-2 in 1:72 - basically for the chassis and a potential turret transplantation...  :rolleyes:

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #402 on: April 04, 2016, 05:29:56 pm »
Been awhile...since January 16th that I have bought a kit ! No winder I haven't been feeling myself as late  :banghead:

Stopped at my LHS looking for 48th scale ords for my Lightning. Ended up with an Airfix 600 scale Warspite. Close.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #403 on: April 05, 2016, 01:36:23 am »
Been awhile...since January 16th that I have bought a kit ! No winder I haven't been feeling myself as late  :banghead:

Stopped at my LHS looking for 48th scale ords for my Lightning. Ended up with an Airfix 600 scale Warspite. Close.

 :cheers:

That would be some scale'o'rama but then your already putting 1/72 and 1/48 together so why not an air launched warship  :-\ :blink:

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #404 on: April 07, 2016, 07:21:19 am »
More tanks... two Model Collect kits in 1:72: an E-50 medium tank with a Schmalturm, 8,8cm gun and night vision equipment and an E-75 heavy AA tank with twin 5,5cm guns. Both whiffy OOB.  ;D