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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #630 on: June 08, 2016, 10:31:51 am »
Picked up off ebay a pair of chea HobbyBoss Ah-1 Cobras as TOW donors and a pair of Lynx HAS8
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #631 on: June 08, 2016, 02:57:09 pm »
Two of the three sets of dentists' tools I bought off ebay arrived so I'm currently trying them out.  Much better for cleaning out panel lines.  The third set has the files.

I also bought some moulding rubber.  Mixes like Milliput and cures within five minutes.  Ideal for easy one off small parts, such as instrument panels, cockpit bulkheads, etc.  More as and when I try it, likely soon as I need new cockpit interior moulds for Spitfires...
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #632 on: June 09, 2016, 02:19:05 am »
Got hands on a reasonably priced 1:72 Chengdu J-20 Chinese "Mighty Dragon" from Trumpeter. No plan yet.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #633 on: June 09, 2016, 02:26:49 am »
Got hands on a reasonably priced 1:72 Chengdu J-20 Chinese "Mighty Dragon" from Trumpeter. No plan yet.

They are supposed to be updating the tooling this year for that kit to represent more of the developed prototypes, which makes the original kit ideal Whif fodder  :thumbsup:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #634 on: June 09, 2016, 02:55:13 am »
Got hands on a reasonably priced 1:72 Chengdu J-20 Chinese "Mighty Dragon" from Trumpeter. No plan yet.
They are supposed to be updating the tooling this year for that kit to represent more of the developed prototypes, which makes the original kit ideal Whif fodder  :thumbsup:
For some reason, the J-20 has always reminded me of a certain Lockheed's concept drawing for the F-22, notably immortalized as the cover art for the computer game F-29 Retaliator. ;)

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #635 on: June 09, 2016, 06:12:11 am »
Two of the three sets of dentists' tools I bought off ebay arrived so I'm currently trying them out. 

Auditioning for the remake of Marathon Man ?  :rolleyes: Just looking at those would trigger my phobia  :banghead:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #636 on: June 09, 2016, 10:21:25 am »
No.  Torture for me - ie if I were doing it - would involve a deep fat frier, a char grill and several large pans.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #637 on: June 09, 2016, 07:57:18 pm »
Received today from Evil-Bay;

Both 1/72 Hasegawa in the 70's style boxes with great art and funky fonts.
Mitsubishi A6M3 - Box top says 1986 but it looks 70's.  Bought because I don't have a Zero and because it has 3 cowling options, two fins and two engines and will thus boost the parts box.
Beechcraft T-34A Mentor - another to add to the growing fleet of zenrat industries light aircraft.  It comes with a tow tractor which will be useful.

And from Elhiem Figures an assortment of 1/72ish white metal helicopter pilots, armed women, damsels in distress, 70's chicks, sailors a milkmaid and ms whiplash.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #638 on: June 11, 2016, 01:45:37 am »
from Northstar, ( very fine suppliers of wargaming stuff)
both packs of the copplestone  corporate babes, both packs of  babes with guns, the band on the run pack, and a pack of 4grounds corrugated iron sheet ( yay wriggly tin )
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #639 on: June 11, 2016, 02:49:13 am »
Received today via the postie and from ebay

1 x 1/72 Meng F-106A

Yesterday I picked up from Lidle a small DIY vice which clamps to benches/tables, they also have a suction version available at the moment.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #640 on: June 11, 2016, 02:56:14 am »
Unexpectedly won an ev!lbay auction for an 1:72 Kinetic F-16D Block 52+ for just EUR 10,-. These kits normally go for no less than EUR 20,-; quality appears faily high and the parts look promising.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #641 on: June 11, 2016, 03:46:01 am »
Received today via the postie and from ebay

1 x 1/72 Meng F-106A

Yesterday I picked up from Lidle a small DIY vice which clamps to benches/tables, they also have a suction version available at the moment.

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I've got one of the suction vises and it's pretty good, at least for the 10 euros it cost. :thumbsup:

Unexpectedly won an ev!lbay auction for an 1:72 Kinetic F-16D Block 52+ for just EUR 10,-. These kits normally go for no less than EUR 20,-; quality appears faily high and the parts look promising.

That's only because i didn't see that auction... :wacko: ;D
Just joking, i've got one of them on the bench and it is a very nice kit, only the top/mid fuselage panel lines are a bit too deep, compared to Revell's or Hasegawa's. Still, a very good kit, IMHO. and you got a nice bargain! :thumbsup:

Well. i haven't bought any kits in a while but i just received 4 sheets of the PoAF Lo-viz F-16A decals i had on backorder for over 6 months, from the Portuguese brand, Black Cat decals. I was looking forward to get these as i thought that the sheet would be correct, and that meant having the very light grey roundels, like the real thing...



But they're not quite the same...



I was hoping to use these over dark colored schemes but no worries, i'll just print my own as i was already set on doing, and i'll find something else to use these on.
I'm thinking of writing an email about this to the owner, who's also the owner of BigCat modeling shop, a really cool guy. He'll probably be glad to get feedback about them from a very good client. ;D Maybe if it's possible, he can have them corrected for the next batch.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #642 on: June 11, 2016, 10:16:47 am »
Picked up the model collect T-64 tank 1972 era as always liked that since seeing it in one of those Salamander Illustrated guides from the early 80's - Couldn't justify a 1/35th one but the 72nd kit looks rather nice  :thumbsup:

Also did a paint restock and picked up more of the Hataka Acrylic paint sets :-

Falklands War set 1 - Argentine with the colours for the mirages and the Pucara
Falklands War set 2 - British restock of the FAA & RAF colours for the types (already happy with the RAF Blue Grey used previously)
RAF Coastal Command and FAA Set - WW2 colours but includes Sky Grey used on early war FAA  :thumbsup:
Modern US Set - US colours including the Have Glass Grey used on the F-35  ;D
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #643 on: June 11, 2016, 05:07:03 pm »
No.  Torture for me - ie if I were doing it - would involve a deep fat frier, a char grill and several large pans.

There's a chef* at our place who I really *REALLY* hate with a passion that you can only dream of.  He's nearly been hit today with a steamer tray and a large pan.  Accidentally, but I confess that I wouldn't have lost any sleep - and indeed would have pissed myself laughing - if I had hit him.  



*I say chef, what I actually mean is retarded moron who I wouldn't trust to boil water without an instruction manual and a Sous chef to run to when he burns it.  This imbecile makes me look like Gordon Ramsay and I don't regard myself as being particularly good at being a chef.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #644 on: June 12, 2016, 12:50:26 am »

Also did a paint restock and picked up more of the Hataka Acrylic paint sets :-



I've picked up a a few of these at shows. Found the aluminium in the Polish WWII set (4 colours  ;D) is one of the best acrylic metal colours I've tried. Needed a really good shake but very good.

Have you seen their WWII R.N. colours set Geoff ? 27 Colours  :blink: There's a page on the range in the July SAM.
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