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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #930 on: July 26, 2016, 03:40:29 pm »

Nice to know my stash is provoking some physics debate.


Probably in places far removed from here too. It's almost a physical entity in its own right.  ;D ;)
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #931 on: July 26, 2016, 03:55:19 pm »

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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Didn't know they produced any other kits - never heard of them 'til I saw this kit on the German ebay site.  The kit looks good - not Airfix / Hasegawa standard but as good as some of the modern Czech kits. Nice detail - excellent multi-coloured instructions. Has a single piece canopy,  the only thing that doesn't look right is the five blade prop looks on the small side.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #932 on: July 26, 2016, 04:20:52 pm »

Nice to know my stash is provoking some physics debate.


Probably in places far removed from here too. It's almost a physical entity in its own right.  ;D ;)

I did post some photos last year, albeit out of date ones from 2014, but the links seem to be down. Here they are again:









Note that several boxes on the shelves are not Spitfires but do in fact contain them.  The shelf below the "Grand Slam Lancaster VI" does not contain any Spitfires.  There's a pair of DB7s though.


Actually, I don't have any build plans for the bulk of the Spitfires.  The CMR and Eduard kits will be used for real ones at some distant point in the future whereas the Airfix ones being cheap and replaceable are used for The Plan.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #933 on: July 26, 2016, 11:26:44 pm »
Looks familiar, except for a bigger variety among the biotope inhabitants.  ;D
Seems to be a highly dedicated reservation zone.  ;)

As a side note: a 1:72 Revell Ar 240 night fighter for only EUR 4,- from ev!lbay joins my pile/stash/heap.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #934 on: July 27, 2016, 08:55:09 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)
-Trumpeter 1/144 F-22A Raptor (to become an F-22B Strike Raptor)

arrived today  :mellow:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #935 on: July 27, 2016, 09:20:27 am »
One of these days Our Geordie friend is going to post a model of one of these Mk1  Spitfires, just to confuse us!



https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=triumph+spitfire&biw=1093&bih=498&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjJqrH8hZTOAhWmD8AKHRdtDpIQsAQIGw

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #936 on: July 27, 2016, 11:16:10 am »

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)

Delivered - Quite nice too

Also popped into local Home Bargains to restock on bum fodder and found they had restocked the Airfix kits so got a couple of Vampire T22 and s Higgins LCVP, noted they had the Red Arrows Hawk and the Fountain.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #937 on: July 27, 2016, 02:15:01 pm »
One of these days Our Geordie friend is going to post a model of one of these Mk1  Spitfires, just to confuse us!



https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=triumph+spitfire&biw=1093&bih=498&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjJqrH8hZTOAhWmD8AKHRdtDpIQsAQIGw



He would legitimately be able to do a r/l build of a Spitfire Mk III then  ;D

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #938 on: July 27, 2016, 02:23:57 pm »

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!

Paul Harrison

Didn't know they produced any other kits - never heard of them 'til I saw this kit on the German ebay site.  The kit looks good - not Airfix / Hasegawa standard but as good as some of the modern Czech kits. Nice detail - excellent multi-coloured instructions. Has a single piece canopy,  the only thing that doesn't look right is the five blade prop looks on the small side.

Thanks Bungle, think i'll try their Buccaneer when it gets released! Here's the website. http://www.tanmodel.com/index_en.html
They've been laser scanning a lot of stuff in Turkish museums. The CADs for the 1/32nd F5A/B and F-4E series have been started too.  Most interested in their 1/72nd Bucc & CN-235/295, 1/48th SR71 & Blenheim IV.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #939 on: July 27, 2016, 03:34:04 pm »
One of these days Our Geordie friend is going to post a model of one of these Mk1  Spitfires, just to confuse us!



https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=triumph+spitfire&biw=1093&bih=498&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjJqrH8hZTOAhWmD8AKHRdtDpIQsAQIGw



I have a part started Lindberg Triumph GT in 25th somewhere - does that count?  I'll be finishing it in PRU Blue...
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #940 on: July 28, 2016, 04:24:21 pm »
Speaking of Lindberg! I just received the 1/48 XFY-1 VTO "Pogo" kit as an early birthday gift to myself (an online retailer gives regular customers a $10 discount code for their birthday).
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #941 on: July 28, 2016, 05:14:20 pm »
Latest on the Great Home Bargains Airfix Treasure Hunttm on Britmodeller earlier:

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only the Comet in my local HB. Fired off a quick email asking for some aircraft in my store and the reply within 24 hrs from HB Support
 
" ..I am sorry to read that you have been unable to purchase the item from our store. I have consulted our buying department with regards to this item, and they have unfortunately confirmed that we are not receiving any further replenishment. I'm afraid this item was part of a limited supply, and is no longer available to us, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. However, they have confirmed that, should any further stock become available to us in the future, it will of course appear in-store again at once.
I must again sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of this, and hope that you are able to source the item at a similar price. However, if we can be of any further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us again. Your interest in our products is greatly appreciated.."

 
what a lovely company they must be..
 
although frankly I'm sure Airfix could have sold them at 2.99 themselves, or is there some trading regulation that stops them doing that ?

Basically, get what you can now as it won't be there much longer. In fact, what's left is probably the dregs as quite a few stores have had the last stock.  I'm sure that we could arrange some hostage swaps at some stage for the UK contingent.

On a similar note, apparently ALDI have got some Airfix starter sets in again at 4.99.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #942 on: July 28, 2016, 11:49:20 pm »

On a similar note, apparently ALDI have got some Airfix starter sets in again at 4.99.

Wo this is cool.
In Germany it is hard to find model kits in Shops or Discounters. Or Good model shops there are very Rae here.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #943 on: July 29, 2016, 01:40:00 am »
Speaking of Lindberg! I just received the 1/48 XFY-1 VTO "Pogo" kit as an early birthday gift to myself (an online retailer gives regular customers a $10 discount code for their birthday).

An interesting kit that, complete with a gear train inside the prop hub so they turn in opposite directions! I built one years ago for my mate's model shop window and we sold out of them in a week!
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #944 on: July 29, 2016, 01:59:45 am »
Having finally found the Hereford HB, all they had was a solitary Vampire......but it's mine now, and may possibly become a Tweed Vampire......or" Republica Libra"  out of Gavin Lyall's novel Shooting Script.........but then I'd need a B25 Mitchell and a net full of bricks  too.

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