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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #900 on: July 22, 2016, 01:37:16 pm »
No. You're not being bad.  Trust me on this.  You didn't see the amount I've been trying to stash away...  :wacko:

I'd say you're merely being financially prudent.  3 a kit v 9 rrp?  No brainer.  And if you sell them on a few months down the line for say 4 apiece - still a bargain price for a buyer - then you've made a modest return on your investment.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #901 on: July 23, 2016, 05:11:10 am »
Think I am ready to call it a day for the time being where the Home Bargains kits are concerned.

4 more today.

Airfix 1/72 Spitfire Mk.IXc x2
Airfix 1/72 Gloster J-8A/ Gladiator Mk.II x2

The recent Home Bargains lot all in one place looks something like this......
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #902 on: July 23, 2016, 05:44:19 am »
1 kit isn't being bad - 3 barely covers the price of a pint these days. 

It doesn't around here. Even the British Legion is 3.10 for the bitter and my local real ale pub (great beer, food and barmaids  :wub:) had a guest beer in last weekend that was 4.10 as opposed to his standard 3.80. Note he does normally carry about 12 beers (bitter, mild and stouts) and 5/6 ciders.

And yes I did have the 4.10 special. Any good ? Not bitter or hoppy enough for me. Very mild and very, very smooth. Excellent woman's pint I would say and I don't mean that disparagingly. It would suit a female palate and maybe that's what it was brewed for.

Anyway kit wise ? Picked up the Home Bargains stuff that was being held for me (in exchange for pizza and vino) and also picked up another Airfix Defiant.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #903 on: July 23, 2016, 08:38:19 am »
just got back from a shopping day with the missus in the Netherlands  :mellow:
brought home a modest addition:

2 x Revell 1/144 F-5E Tiger II
1 x Revell 1/72 Focke Wulf "Flitzer"
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #904 on: July 23, 2016, 10:42:30 am »
Several additions to the stash over the last couple of days.
Yesterday I picked up from the Post Office an ebay win of
1 x 1/72 Heller Heinkel He 112 B0/B1

Today I picked up from the girlfriends
1 x 1/72 Airfix Lancaster BI(F.E.)/III from Bungel's stash sale which will be used for the Avro York conversion I have and a Manchester conversion I intend to get.

Also today I performed a raid on my local Home Bargains store which netted the following

1 x Gloster Gladiator Mk1
1 x Curtis Tomahawk IIB for TSrJoe
4 x Spitfire Mk.IXc two of which are for Lee if he wants them.

I also saw a further two on the shelves which I can pop in and get if you want Lee?

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #905 on: July 23, 2016, 11:14:27 am »
Alistair, that's a kind offer, but I'm doing my last trawl of HB tomorrow in the Durham area, so I'll let you know later.

The Gladiator to get is the Swedish Finnish one with the skiis.  Gives you a 3 blade prop so you have more options.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #906 on: July 23, 2016, 12:06:46 pm »
Alistair, that's a kind offer, but I'm doing my last trawl of HB tomorrow in the Durham area, so I'll let you know later.

The Gladiator to get is the Swedish Finnish one with the skiis.  Gives you a 3 blade prop so you have more options.

Not a problem Lee. I already have the Swedish Gladiator and wanted an early one as well and that those prices why not?

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #907 on: July 24, 2016, 01:26:22 am »
last night a new order was placed for:

-revell 1/144 Mig-29A
-revell 1/144 Boeing 727-100 (to be a Belgian AF -29Q version)
-revell 1/144 Su-27 Flanker (i know its horrible, but its for testing purposes)
-revell 1/144 Airbus A350-900 (to become a WHIF Citybird version)
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #908 on: July 24, 2016, 03:16:52 am »
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #909 on: July 24, 2016, 05:26:44 am »
A quick trip round my 3 local Home Bargins store resulted in absolutely zilch - none of the stores have restocked anything since last Tuesday :angry:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #910 on: July 24, 2016, 09:14:11 am »
Won a cheap 1:72 Mi-28 from Dragon on ev!lbay, w/o box but that's secondary.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #911 on: July 25, 2016, 05:28:52 pm »
Took delivery of 7 Airfix Spitfires - various marks - in return for Airfix Hurricane mk Is as part of the Great Home Bargains Airfix Treasure HuntTM.

Thanks to Home Bargains, I now have more Spitfires than I can shake a stick at.  I doubt I'll have to buy any more Airfix ones for at least 3 years, even at my somewhat prodigious build rate...
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #912 on: July 25, 2016, 05:34:06 pm »
A quick trip round my 3 local Home Bargins store resulted in absolutely zilch - none of the stores have restocked anything since last Tuesday :angry:

You're just not trying hard enough.  Try further afield, use the store locator:
http://storelocator.homebargains.co.uk/

I've covered much of the north east - from Redcar up to Cramlington and everything in between.  Except Consett.  That's off limits.  Local shops for local people.  The hills have eyes around there...
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #913 on: July 25, 2016, 09:59:33 pm »
Took delivery of 7 Airfix Spitfires - various marks - in return for Airfix Hurricane mk Is as part of the Great Home Bargains Airfix Treasure HuntTM.

Thanks to Home Bargains, I now have more Spitfires than I can shake a stick at.  I doubt I'll have to buy any more Airfix ones for at least 3 years, even at my somewhat prodigious build rate...

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #914 on: July 26, 2016, 12:01:26 am »

Thanks to Home Bargains, I now have more Spitfires than I can shake a stick at.  I doubt I'll have to buy any more Airfix ones for at least 3 years, even at my somewhat prodigious build rate...

Pull the other one - You had that many Spitfires before the Home Bargains clearance sale !!!!!  ;D, They just gave you a good reason to really over stock instead  :wacko:

The frightening factor however is with the hundreds of Spitfires you have in stock you probably have build ideas for ALL of them (or a combination of multiple kits in some cases ! )  ;)
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