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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #960 on: August 02, 2016, 12:12:39 am »
Re-checked a couple more local Home Bargains yesterday. Got nothing, but I noticed that one which was relatively well-stocked last week now has only the standard 'dregs' stock, including things that it did not have before! My best guess is that they're concentrating the stuff that sells in one location (the North East maybe?;) ) and spreading the dregs out to take their chances.

I'm now giving up on the hunt: it's not worth the fuel and parking given the drastically reduced chances of finding anything else I want.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #961 on: August 02, 2016, 04:35:35 am »
So I received the five kits from Chris (Narses2) on Saturday - not sure what I'm going to do with them, but very nice they are anyway - thanks Chris  ;D

Went to the Midland Model Expo on Sunday and obtained an Airfix Sea Hawk (because I like Sea Hawks!) and at a very reasonable price, an Armstrong Whitworth AW.681 - very VERY nice  ;D ;D

And on the Home Bargains front, I visited the one in Bentley Bridge (Wolverhampton - visiting my daughter) which had nothing and my most local (Swadlincote) which had 1/32nd British Infantry and those lovely fountains. I might have to return to my other local store to obtain more late model Spitfires and Typhoons potentially  :lol:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #962 on: August 02, 2016, 04:58:21 am »
A 1:72 Mistercraft P-51B (in Swedish colors). It's actually a re-boxed InTech kit - earmarked as donor kit for a planned Saab J23 build/kitbash.

The kit looks better than expected. I thought at first that it was a copy of the Airfix kit, but the InTech kit differs in some details (e. g. a propeller with four separate blades) and has recessed panel lines. These are a bit rough, much like those on the new Airfix kits, but with some paint these should fill up nicely. Positive surprise, and dirty cheap, too.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #963 on: August 02, 2016, 06:59:59 am »
Received an ebay purchase of

1 x 1/72 Lone Wulf Models Doppelreiter Fuel Tanks for one of the two Airfix Fw-190 A-8's that I have in my stash

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #964 on: August 02, 2016, 10:27:55 pm »
Monday:
A lovely box from Ultracast with (all 1/48) resin P-400 seats, P-40 wheels and A-20 props, and brass Hispano 20mm cannon and Browning .303s, all for the Woomera

Tuesday:
Agusta A109LUH conversion parts mastered and cast by a friend for the Revell 1/72 kit to make it an RNZAF machine

Today:
Red Pegasus 1/48 "Mobil Mustang" decals to do NZ's first (corporate-sponsored) "warbird" fighter

And tomorrow's my last day before 8 days off work   :mellow:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #965 on: August 04, 2016, 06:05:15 am »
From the Big H.

An Airwaves set of razor saws to fit my X-Acto No. 1 Handle
Three 1/144 kits from Mark1 models :
Brewster Buffalo (early versions)
Beaufighter TFX
Sea Gladiator (Malta defenders).
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #966 on: August 04, 2016, 06:20:14 am »
From the Big H following the news sheet on clearing some Ship stock from a closed shop I managed to snag the Orange Hobby 1/700 HMS Victorious with Airgroup. Not cheap but easier to get than going through Chinese suppliers.

Pretty awesome resin kit with full Photo Etch sheets, turned brass and the full Airgroup from 1966 including Aircraft decals. Won't be built anytime soon but a must have for the collection
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #967 on: August 04, 2016, 08:41:35 am »
one small addition:

-Revell 1/144 Mig-25 Foxbat
on the bench:

-all kinds of things.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #968 on: August 05, 2016, 11:03:05 pm »
It's my birthday on Monday so my father-in-law took me to the LHS and asked if there was anything I wanted. I got me an Academy 1/72 B-29A Superfort! It wasn't until we left the store that I realised today is August 6...and the aircraft on the boxart is Enola Gay. Eerie stuff!

Also I turn 29 on Monday....note the aircraft type!  :o
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #969 on: August 06, 2016, 03:20:52 am »
It's my birthday on Monday so my father-in-law took me to the LHS and asked if there was anything I wanted. I got me an Academy 1/72 B-29A Superfort! It wasn't until we left the store that I realised today is August 6...and the aircraft on the boxart is Enola Gay. Eerie stuff!

Also I turn 29 on Monday....note the aircraft type!  :o

That kit should have the decals for Both 'Enola Gay' and 'Bocks Car' it also has the little boy and fat man nuclear bombs on the spues too so you can build it as either aircraft.

Alternately you can get Washington Decals for the RAF post war ones and the I think someone does the decals for the ones used in tests in Australia.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #970 on: August 06, 2016, 06:38:08 am »
It's my birthday on Monday so my father-in-law took me to the LHS and asked if there was anything I wanted. I got me an Academy 1/72 B-29A Superfort! It wasn't until we left the store that I realised today is August 6...and the aircraft on the boxart is Enola Gay. Eerie stuff!

Also I turn 29 on Monday....note the aircraft type!  :o

That kit should have the decals for Both 'Enola Gay' and 'Bocks Car' it also has the little boy and fat man nuclear bombs on the spues too so you can build it as either aircraft.

Alternately you can get Washington Decals for the RAF post war ones and the I think someone does the decals for the ones used in tests in Australia.

I think there must be two boxings of the kit Geoff, mine has just 'Enola Gay' scheme and only the 'Little Boy' bomb in it.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #971 on: August 06, 2016, 08:01:43 am »
It's my birthday on Monday so my father-in-law took me to the LHS and asked if there was anything I wanted. I got me an Academy 1/72 B-29A Superfort! It wasn't until we left the store that I realised today is August 6...and the aircraft on the boxart is Enola Gay. Eerie stuff!

Also I turn 29 on Monday....note the aircraft type!  :o

That kit should have the decals for Both 'Enola Gay' and 'Bocks Car' it also has the little boy and fat man nuclear bombs on the spues too so you can build it as either aircraft.

Alternately you can get Washington Decals for the RAF post war ones and the I think someone does the decals for the ones used in tests in Australia.

I think there must be two boxings of the kit Geoff, mine has just 'Enola Gay' scheme and only the 'Little Boy' bomb in it.

There is, Academy reissued the kit with both options and that's the one Zac got as seen a pic on FB.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #972 on: August 06, 2016, 05:41:18 pm »
It does indeed have both options, and the decals are spectacular. However those, and the "devices", are likely to join the spares pool (or a small, bomb-centric dio) as I've just ordered decals from Hannants to achieve my long-held dream of owning a model of the Kee Bird.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #973 on: August 07, 2016, 05:10:26 am »
another online order has been placed:

-Revell 1/144 Boeing 747-400 "Ed Force One"  :wacko:
-Revell 1/144 F-5E Tiger II
-Italeri 1/72 AH-64D Longbow Apache
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #974 on: August 07, 2016, 01:09:00 pm »
Came across a Roden VC-10 (the Super VC10 in RAF K.3 guise) today, hadn't realized they were on the market already...