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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #915 on: July 26, 2016, 12:21:07 am »
Picked up the Xtraparts two seat F-102B conversion set for the Hasegawa kit from Hannants (yes I know we have a new tooling due out this next year ) but it could be interesting whiff fodder with the old Hasegawa kit

Also on route from Shapeways are:-

1/700 RN Phantom FG1 (7 out of 8 folded)
1/700 RN Buccaneers (folded)
1/700 RAF Buccaneers (needed these for non folded versions
1/700 Gannet ASW & AEW (folded and unfolded)

These are for either refreshing the CVA01 air group or a possible conversion of the Fujimi Ark Royal to its Phantomisation configuration (Now that's a conversion set I would like to see done by 3D printing)
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #916 on: July 26, 2016, 03:28:11 am »
Been very remiss in not broadcasting my recent purchases but hopefully this will make up for lost time.

'We' (SWMBO and myself) recently got a little inheritance which 'we' have decided to spend on gutting the bathroom and putting a walk-in shower etc etc. 'We' have also decided to call in the professionals as I still haven't finished the kitchen I started two (three?) years ago.

Anyway there's money left over with the generous budget so 'we' decided to split the difference and spend it on ourselves. She surprisingly decided to buy more Swarovski Crystal rather than adding to the huge collection of shoes, me I was boring I bought models !

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #917 on: July 26, 2016, 03:44:25 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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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #918 on: July 26, 2016, 06:16:38 am »
Bungle - I read through your list and I had to look up the TAI Harkus-A, as I'd never heard of it. New Turkish  trainer. What are your plans for it?
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #919 on: July 26, 2016, 07:03:23 am »
  Except Consett. 

Another place decimated when the steel works shut down  :angry: Used to be a reasonable place when I used to visit while it was open.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #920 on: July 26, 2016, 07:06:28 am »
Been very remiss in not broadcasting my recent purchases but hopefully this will make up for lost time.

'We' (SWMBO and myself) recently got a little inheritance which 'we' have decided to spend on gutting the bathroom and putting a walk-in shower etc etc. 'We' have also decided to call in the professionals as I still haven't finished the kitchen I started two (three?) years ago.

Anyway there's money left over with the generous budget so 'we' decided to split the difference and spend it on ourselves. She surprisingly decided to buy more Swarovski Crystal rather than adding to the huge collection of shoes, me I was boring I bought models !

All 1/72 scale



Some nice stuff in the list mate  :thumbsup: Should keep you going for a while  :mellow:

Re the shoes. There's an upscale apartment for sale in London which has a special room designed to hold a minimum of 500 pairs of shoes  :o If you fancy it, it's being sold by Harrods estate agency  ;D
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #921 on: July 26, 2016, 07:23:54 am »

Re the shoes. There's an upscale apartment for sale in London which has a special room designed to hold a minimum of 500 pairs of shoes  :o If you fancy it, it's being sold by Harrods estate agency  ;D


Only 500? Nowhere near large enough if she's like many women I know of................  ;)
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #922 on: July 26, 2016, 07:25:37 am »
Bungle - I read through your list and I had to look up the TAI Harkus-A, as I'd never heard of it. New Turkish  trainer. What are your plans for it?

No idea at present. Just saw it and grabbed it. I'm buying a lot of two seater 'trainers' at the moment so I think I'll probably do a real world trainer fest. Must admit I did a double take, didn't know Turkeys could fly !
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #923 on: July 26, 2016, 07:28:16 am »

Re the shoes. There's an upscale apartment for sale in London which has a special room designed to hold a minimum of 500 pairs of shoes  :o If you fancy it, it's being sold by Harrods estate agency  ;D


Only 500? Nowhere near large enough if she's like many women I know of................  ;)

Probably cater for her leisure wear, formal and work wear would probably take up the rest of the apartment and then there's the sandles and not forgetting the boots she uses on me when the Credit Card statement arrives.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #924 on: July 26, 2016, 10:57:12 am »
Well after following all the discussion on here I have now managed to hit one of my local Home Bargain stores

On the shelves - Spitfires 19s, Spitfire 22s, Typhoons 1bs , Dauntlesses and starter kit FW 190s

Left the store with 2 x 19s, 2 x 22s and 2 x Typhoons - I'll definitely be disposing of old Airfix Typhoons and MPM Mk19s

Thought - if a Wooksta is declared the SI unit for a large but finite number of Spitfire kits, do the rest of us have nano, micro or possibly milliWookstas of Spitfire kits in our collections?
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #925 on: July 26, 2016, 12:14:10 pm »

Thought - if a Wooksta is declared the SI unit for a large but finite number of Spitfire kits, do the rest of us have nano, micro or possibly milliWookstas of Spitfire kits in our collections?


Nah, we're all down in the pico-Wookstas range, maybe even femto-Wookstas!  :o
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #926 on: July 26, 2016, 12:21:58 pm »
Bungle - I read through your list and I had to look up the TAI Harkus-A, as I'd never heard of it. New Turkish  trainer. What are your plans for it?

No idea at present. Just saw it and grabbed it. I'm buying a lot of two seater 'trainers' at the moment so I think I'll probably do a real world trainer fest. Must admit I did a double take, didn't know Turkeys could fly !

When you get hold of the Hurkas could you tell us what the quality is like? They are currently working on the CAD for a 1/72nd Buccaneer. Their 1/48th RF-84 looks great in photos. Only kit I have of theirs is the 1/48th F-5A that was never a fully finished tool but was released by Tiger Hobbies which is kinda clunky!

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #927 on: July 26, 2016, 12:34:38 pm »

 not forgetting the boots she uses on me when the Credit Card statement arrives.

Don't get me started on the boots :wacko: :lol:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #928 on: July 26, 2016, 02:55:56 pm »
Hit the Home Bargains in Edgeley, Stockport, Droylesden, Clayton and Ashton today. Not very rich pickings: only one had resupplied, and that looked like a 'scraping the bottom of the barrel' job not a big box of nice, shiney kits. it did give me a chance to pick up four Ki-46 Dinahs, which I missed the frist time around, though.

No Spit Mk.I/IIs I'm afraid Lee. I might get out tomorrow, but Thursday is more likely. I'll try the two stores in Oldham which I havn't been to at all yet (hate Oldham, driving-wise).Whether I'll get a chance to do any others I don't know.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #929 on: July 26, 2016, 03:36:00 pm »
I'll definitely be disposing of old Airfix Typhoons and MPM Mk19s

Depending on which MPM 19 it is, you may be better off keeping it.  If it's the boxed one, their original, off to ebay with it but don't expect to get much. 

If it's their second, the bagged one that went in the Airfix BBMF Millenium set, hang onto it.  It's retooled using the Fujimi 14/19 as a basis for the fuselage with their own PRXI wing sprue.  A nice kit to build in it's own right and IMO as good as the Airfix kit, although the vac canopies have usually yellowed by now.

Weaver, if you can't find any more, don't worry about it.  I'm just being greedy.

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