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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #1605 on: December 23, 2017, 01:54:03 am »
Italeri 1/72 Global Hawk.  Christmas pressie from a friend.  Nice looking kit,  trying to work out what to do with it.

Put a pilot in it ; Health and Safety gone mad (er)  ;)
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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #1606 on: December 23, 2017, 03:02:57 am »

First thing is build a BIG shelf, it's a socking great model, even in 1/72.  :o

Just looking at it in the box, each wing is around a foot long.   :o


Scalorama it to 1/144 and put it in the markings of Virgin Trans Global Executive.  :wacko:

That's got me thinking further Jim, go to  1/350, and have it as a flying retreat with parasite aircraft after Necker got walloped by Irma. :angel:

No idea how to pull it off, but it's crying out for an Alien shark mouth!
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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #1607 on: December 23, 2017, 03:25:39 am »
Italeri 1/72 Global Hawk.  Christmas pressie from a friend.  Nice looking kit,  trying to work out what to do with it.

Put a pilot in it ; Health and Safety gone mad (er)  ;)

Sorry Chris, I read that as "Stealth and Safety gone mad".  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #1608 on: December 24, 2017, 03:03:38 am »
Final hauls for this year: a Matchbox Do 28 D Skyservant and a FROG Ar 234, both earmarked for conversions.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #1609 on: December 24, 2017, 11:10:14 am »
Italeri 1/72 Global Hawk.  Christmas pressie from a friend.  Nice looking kit,  trying to work out what to do with it.

Put a pilot in it ; Health and Safety gone mad (er)  ;)

Sorry Chris, I read that as "Stealth and Safety gone mad".  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #1610 on: December 25, 2017, 01:01:42 pm »
despite working today, I had a prety good haul.  :thumbsup:

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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #1611 on: December 26, 2017, 02:46:25 am »
A little bit surprised to get a kit yesterday especially as there is no where local at all but got a 1/72 Tamiya Mosquito NF Mk XIII/XVII (Bull Nose) which is a version I don't have in the stash  :thumbsup:

This rather nice surprise also explains what I though was a period of feigned interest a couple of months ago  ;)
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Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #1612 on: December 26, 2017, 03:47:52 am »
Not mine but I get to build it for my Brother in Law.

In HUGE 1/96 scale.  Rigging will be, ummmmmm, an experience I think.
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Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #1613 on: December 26, 2017, 08:12:58 am »
Damn, that is hella large!! Have fun with that. I guess that'll be one that takes a while.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #1614 on: December 26, 2017, 11:09:52 am »
Cool :thumbsup:

Apparently originally a Marx kit released in 1956, you get to tie the ratlines,
no cheesy pre-mades ala Revell.
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You can get a laser cut/etched wood deck for it, only $74USD, $9 shipping from Czech to Aus.  ;)
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Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #1615 on: December 26, 2017, 11:24:27 am »
In HUGE 1/96 scale.  Rigging will be, ummmmmm, an experience I think.

Which is why I've not built my 1/96 Constitution yet, either.
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Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #1616 on: December 26, 2017, 02:51:21 pm »
Cool :thumbsup:

Apparently originally a Marx kit released in 1956, you get to tie the ratlines,
no cheesy pre-mades ala Revell.
 ;D

You can get a laser cut/etched wood deck for it, only $74USD, $9 shipping from Czech to Aus.  ;)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lindberg-Sea-Witch-wooden-deck-for-modell-1-96-/222662940106

Thanks Jon.  I am thinking there might be a whole heap of upgrade stuff available.  I am going to round up all the links and send them to Graeme when I ask him if he wants it rigged standing or running.
I browsed the instructions last night and they seem commendably clear and comprehensive.
I suspect this will take me at least a year to complete, probably longer.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #1617 on: December 26, 2017, 04:08:40 pm »
Sailing ships/boats have both standing and running rigging; the standing is what supports the masts, bowsprits, etc.,
basically all fixed spars; the running rigging is used to control the sails and movable spars, yards, booms etc.

Hopefully, the kit can be rigged with the yards at an angle to the centreline, rather the too many plastic sailing
ship kits which have them moulded to only attach perpendicular to the centreline, as if they are forever running
before the wind.  :banghead:

Chapelle's The Search for Speed Under Sail, has a lines drawing and a sail plan.
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Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #1618 on: December 27, 2017, 02:12:09 am »
Thanks Jon.  I'm not up on sailing and the instructions contain two rigid diagrams.  One is described as being rigged standing (and has no cloth on the yards) and the other they call rigged running (with the vac formed sails glued or sewn in place).
When I get to the point of actually rigging the thing i'll be sure to pester you all here mercilessly...

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Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #1619 on: December 27, 2017, 04:37:23 am »
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