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Offline Martin H

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #570 on: May 16, 2016, 11:46:09 am »
Airfix delivered my Kit Starter Beagle Basset in the post this morning

Four of them arrived here this morning. Two addressed to me, the other pair for my dad.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #571 on: May 16, 2016, 01:06:57 pm »
Where are you finding these vintage kits from, is there some 'treasure trove' in Berlin?
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #572 on: May 16, 2016, 01:40:44 pm »
Where are you finding these vintage kits from, is there some 'treasure trove' in Berlin?
Hi i buyd is from KingKit.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #573 on: May 17, 2016, 02:46:47 pm »
I look forward to seeing everyone's Bassets, the postage costs really killed KitStarter for me.

One person posted on the Airfix forum to say his arrived sans a fuselage half...
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #574 on: May 18, 2016, 01:35:41 am »
I look forward to seeing everyone's Bassets, the postage costs really killed KitStarter for me...

Second that.  I'd love to build one in zi colours...

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #575 on: May 18, 2016, 05:59:09 am »
Today arrived my Aoshima 1/72nd scale JSDF Patriot missile system, from Hobbylink Japan. Very nice kit indeed, and it has a missile which can be built and used to make a launch diorama. I want to try and copy it, and use them as air/space launched weapons for my S.H.A.D.O stuff, as they look substantial enough to drop a UFO. :wacko: Not sure whether to build as is for Honduras, as a defense against Cartel Scud B missiles, or modify a M977 HMMTT  and have it as a U.S Marine system.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #576 on: May 18, 2016, 06:35:44 am »
Today arrived my Aoshima 1/72nd scale JSDF Patriot missile system, from Hobbylink Japan. Very nice kit indeed, and it has a missile which can be built and used to make a launch diorama. I want to try and copy it, and use them as air/space launched weapons for my S.H.A.D.O stuff, as they look substantial enough to drop a UFO. :wacko: Not sure whether to build as is for Honduras, as a defense against Cartel Scud B missiles, or modify a M977 HMMTT  and have it as a U.S Marine system.
Chris.

Simples do the HMMTT tractor and do the Missile US and then use the Tractor for a truck based system for the Cartels or local got forces, you could do a Truck mounted Exocet coastal defence system.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #577 on: May 18, 2016, 10:17:42 am »
Sounds like a good plan that Geof, I will see what I can do. The patriot system is only trailer mounted isn't it? I will have to look into what they mount it on as I have a spare Academy HMTT, in the stash, and the remains of a resin one that could be made into a 6x6 towing tractor with a bit of resurrection work and a 5th wheel scratch building.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #578 on: May 18, 2016, 01:37:29 pm »
This i gotta see......... :thumbsup:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #579 on: May 18, 2016, 09:52:16 pm »
Dremel multipro grinder
Dremel fittings set
Albion Alloys 15 mini sanding sticks
Hataka USAF Vietnam War era acrylic paint set
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Fujimi Grumman KA-6D tanker
Hasegawa Lockheed S-3 Viking
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #580 on: May 20, 2016, 09:59:45 am »
From the Big H a number of paint masks.

First is from 26 models for the Zevezda Il-62, and gosh these are small. I needed them for the wheels and the cockpit windows. There will not be many cabin windows in my models, but thankfully you get two sets of cockpit windows. I can realy see some potential problems with them as they are tiny.

Them a whole bunch of circle masks from Peewit.
These are superb, BUT the sheets are small (6cm X 5.5cm), so there are not many masks on each sheet. What I got were the sheets from 2.5mm diameter ( the smallest) up to 11.9mm diameter, and these go up in 0.1mm diameter.
However the big problem is that you only get two of each size in each set.
Yes adjacent sizes are so very close that you can most probably get away with it, but not very good market planning in my opinion.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #581 on: May 21, 2016, 02:09:00 am »
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Them a whole bunch of circle masks from Peewit.
These are superb, BUT the sheets are small (6cm X 5.5cm), so there are not many masks on each sheet. What I got were the sheets from 2.5mm diameter ( the smallest) up to 11.9mm diameter, and these go up in 0.1mm diameter.
However the big problem is that you only get two of each size in each set.
Yes adjacent sizes are so very close that you can most probably get away with it, but not very good market planning in my opinion.

Jim


Interesting Jim, thanks for posting that mini review  :thumbsup: I saw these being used in a magazine build the other day and wondered what you got on the sheet. 2 per size is a a bit of a downer. 4 per size would have been justifiable from my point of view, 2 I need to think about.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #582 on: May 21, 2016, 03:15:42 am »
Just came back from the last local modelling shop, and found a discounted Revell Douglas A-20J - it's actually a re-boxed Special Hobby kit, and for one third of the SH kit's price I could not resist. Even though the stash grew again...  :-\

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #583 on: May 21, 2016, 03:26:07 am »
Off eBay an Airfix Bristol 192 Belvedere in the most recent boxing.

This is to become a Royal Navy type 191 ASW version  ;)
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #584 on: May 21, 2016, 03:51:06 am »
Off eBay an Airfix Bristol 192 Belvedere in the most recent boxing.

This is to become a Royal Navy type 191 ASW version  ;)

Didn't OGL just build one of them?
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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