Author Topic: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)  (Read 154809 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline chrisonord

  • DIDN'T READ THE QUESTION PROPERLY
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 4637
  • Paint it gloss??......HOW DARE YOU!!!
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #300 on: March 18, 2017, 06:06:51 am »
won an airfix starter kit of the P-51D mustang, 2.98 I think it were. Had a thing for turbo prop mustangs, and thought, I could stretch this thing, make it a 2 seater, convert to a turbo prop with contra blades, and put some tip tanks and hardpoints on. Been rooting through the spare canopy stash and not a great deal in there that is narrow enough, unless, as well as lengthen it, I make the cockpit part of the plane wider and build in some narrowing plugs for the front and rear fuselage, as I want to put bang seats in also
Chris.
If you're going that far Chris, why not start with an F-82 fuselage, it's already stretched for you
I think the bargain price would go way out of the window if I bought one of those Robert, least with the one I have, I already have all the bits I need in the grave yard.
Chris.
The dogs philosophy on life.
If you cant eat it hump it or fight it,
Pee on it and walk away!!

Offline PR19_Kit

  • Closeted Take That fan
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 33208
  • Whiffing since the 70s
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #301 on: March 18, 2017, 08:36:55 am »
On my return from  N'orn Ireland today I found the Big H had sent my day-glo decals and my 'Sea Baker' kit.  :thumbsup:

The latter makes me laugh just reading it, I think the AZ guys lost something in the translation.........
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

Offline kitnut617

  • That's got his tum rumbling already just by the sound of it.
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 12366
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #302 on: March 18, 2017, 08:39:34 am »
On my return from  N'orn Ireland today I found the Big H had sent my day-glo decals and my 'Sea Baker' kit.  :thumbsup:

The latter makes me laugh just reading it, I think the AZ guys lost something in the translation.........

Kit, are you going to use the RCN option on the decal sheet of the Sea Baker ?
If I'm not building models, I'm out riding my dirtbike

Offline Old Wombat

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 8509
  • Armour: The Gods of War love it!
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #303 on: March 18, 2017, 09:38:51 am »
On its way:

1 x    1/35 British Heavy Tank FV214 Conqueror MK I (Amusing Hobby 35A006)

Ordered:

1 x    1/35 Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab (Meng VS006)
1 x    1/35 Japanese-made SUV (Takom 2007)
1 x    1/35 Bundeswehr T3 Transporter Bus (Takom 2013)
1 x    1/35 Hilux & Cruiser Pickup Set (2-Door Pickup + 4-Door Pickup) (Meng VS007)
Has a life outside of What-If & wishes it would stop interfering!

"The purpose of all War is Peace" - St. Augustine

veritas ad mortus veritas est

Offline PR19_Kit

  • Closeted Take That fan
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 33208
  • Whiffing since the 70s
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #304 on: March 18, 2017, 01:16:44 pm »
On my return from  N'orn Ireland today I found the Big H had sent my day-glo decals and my 'Sea Baker' kit.  :thumbsup:

The latter makes me laugh just reading it, I think the AZ guys lost something in the translation.........

Kit, are you going to use the RCN option on the decal sheet of the Sea Baker ?

Probably not Robert, I just wanted the plastic actually and the 'Sea Baker' was the only version Big H had at the time I ordered it.

Are you interested in that bit of the sheet then?
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

Offline kitnut617

  • That's got his tum rumbling already just by the sound of it.
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 12366
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #305 on: March 18, 2017, 02:43:18 pm »
On my return from  N'orn Ireland today I found the Big H had sent my day-glo decals and my 'Sea Baker' kit.  :thumbsup:

The latter makes me laugh just reading it, I think the AZ guys lost something in the translation.........

Kit, are you going to use the RCN option on the decal sheet of the Sea Baker ?

Probably not Robert, I just wanted the plastic actually and the 'Sea Baker' was the only version Big H had at the time I ordered it.

Are you interested in that bit of the sheet then?

Yes please Kit  <_<  and thanks in advance. Let me know what you want for it   :thumbsup:
If I'm not building models, I'm out riding my dirtbike

Offline PR19_Kit

  • Closeted Take That fan
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 33208
  • Whiffing since the 70s
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #306 on: March 18, 2017, 03:39:57 pm »
On my return from  N'orn Ireland today I found the Big H had sent my day-glo decals and my 'Sea Baker' kit.  :thumbsup:

The latter makes me laugh just reading it, I think the AZ guys lost something in the translation.........

Kit, are you going to use the RCN option on the decal sheet of the Sea Baker ?

Probably not Robert, I just wanted the plastic actually and the 'Sea Baker' was the only version Big H had at the time I ordered it.

Are you interested in that bit of the sheet then?

Yes please Kit  <_<  and thanks in advance. Let me know what you want for it   :thumbsup:

NP Robert, keep an eye on your postbox.  ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

Offline kitnut617

  • That's got his tum rumbling already just by the sound of it.
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 12366
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #307 on: March 18, 2017, 04:09:23 pm »
On my return from  N'orn Ireland today I found the Big H had sent my day-glo decals and my 'Sea Baker' kit.  :thumbsup:

The latter makes me laugh just reading it, I think the AZ guys lost something in the translation.........

Kit, are you going to use the RCN option on the decal sheet of the Sea Baker ?

Probably not Robert, I just wanted the plastic actually and the 'Sea Baker' was the only version Big H had at the time I ordered it.

Are you interested in that bit of the sheet then?

Yes please Kit  <_<  and thanks in advance. Let me know what you want for it   :thumbsup:

NP Robert, keep an eye on your postbox.  ;D

Many thanks again Kit
If I'm not building models, I'm out riding my dirtbike

Offline Captain Canada

  • "but this time it's different. I was drunk when I agreed to it."
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 29812
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #308 on: March 19, 2017, 04:59:52 am »
All that Takom stuff really has me thinking ! Guess I'd better go google their website.

But in all honesty, haven't been buying owt lately. A kid in Uni and living in Kathleen Wynne's Ontario.....

 :banghead:
CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

Long Live the Commonwealth !!!
Vive les Canadiens !
Where's my beer ?

Offline NARSES2

  • Nick was always on his mind - just ask the Pet Shop Boys
  • Global Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 40839
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #309 on: March 19, 2017, 05:36:39 am »
Some Yahu instrument panels, if these work out I can see me getting a lot more.



I've got a few of these, find them very good and easy to use  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!

Offline Rheged

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 4737
  • Growing older is inevitable, growing up isn't!
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #310 on: March 19, 2017, 05:41:33 am »
All that Takom stuff really has me thinking ! Guess I'd better go google their website.

But in all honesty, haven't been buying owt lately. A kid in Uni and living in Kathleen Wynne's Ontario.....

 :banghead:

A family member at university ANYWHERE can be financially challenging........but it's worth it.......most of England was lit up by Madame R's smile when watching both of our sons collect their MA's.
"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you....."
It  means that you read  the instruction sheet

Offline NARSES2

  • Nick was always on his mind - just ask the Pet Shop Boys
  • Global Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 40839
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #311 on: March 19, 2017, 05:49:50 am »
At Southern Expo yesterday my spending could be broken down into 3 sections I suppose.

The planned buys :-

Airfix 1/72 Beaufighter, Firedog boxing.

AZ 1/72 Me 109G-0/R6. the V tail version. I was going to use an after market transfer option on this but the box offers what I wanted to do anyway  :thumbsup:

Special Hobby 1/72 Folland Gnat F.1 the Finnish/Yugoslav boxing. I've had an idea in my head for a couple of years and finally there is a kit which is absolutely tailor made for it. The moulded detail looks superb and I can see me getting another if only to use the lovely rockets included for the Finnish option.

Then the "price to good to turn down" buys :

Airfix 1/72 Grumman Martlet Mk IV. Probably to be real world

AZ 1/72 Me 1106 B-1.

Then the "out of left field" buys :

Armourfast 1/72 STUG 33B. 2 kits in the box for 7.50. Very simple models intended for wargamming but quite well detailed. I've been looking at their stand at Southern for at least 3 years and finally succumbed  ;D

Masterbox 1/35 British Infantry Battle of the Somme 1916. A group of 5 figures getting orders after the assault by the look of it. These are intended as a tribute build to both my Grandfather's who fought on the Somme.

Oh and some tools, paints, glue etc
« Last Edit: March 19, 2017, 05:56:29 am by NARSES2 »
Decals my @r$e!

Offline The Wooksta!

  • Resident Soup Dragon
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 7226
  • Would you risk it for a chocolate biscuit?
Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #312 on: March 19, 2017, 09:49:46 am »
Spent a small fortune yesterday...

Squadron Hannebau II - the guns are coming off, ESPECIALLY those underneath as those so-called gun turrets are actually the field propulsion units.
Eduard Brassin Beaufighter exhausts - for the Airfix kit, so those will go on the Hasegawa kit.
Avis/Amodel Grogorvich IP2? - looks a bit like a longer Polikarpov "Rata" - Spanish Nationalist after the civil war
ICM  can't remember teh name, but it's another Soviet between the wars fighter and will end up in similar colours.
"It's basically a cure -  for not being an axe-wielding homicidal maniac. The potential market's enormous!"

"Please dial *617 at this time"

"Now then, Butch Harry. Tell us about Fulham."

"An inaccurate parcel of dog turds!"

The Plan:
www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,34762.0.ht

Offline McColm

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 7935
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #313 on: March 19, 2017, 12:01:54 pm »
Two bargains curtsey of Bungle;
1/72 Monogram Rockwell B-1B Lancer
1/72 AMT X/Y B-35 Flying Wing

The Flying Wing as discussed will become an airliner whereas the Lancer as a trainer aircraft with a second cockpit raised behind the first.

Offline Rheged

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 4737
  • Growing older is inevitable, growing up isn't!
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #314 on: March 19, 2017, 12:06:13 pm »
Armourfast 1/72 STUG 33B. 2 kits in the box for 7.50. Very simple models intended for wargamming but quite well detailed. I've been looking at their stand at Southern for at least 3 years and finally succumbed  ;D



My number 2 son (Rheged minimus) rates  Armourfast highly.  He'd be interested to read your thoughts when they are finally assembled
"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you....."
It  means that you read  the instruction sheet