Author Topic: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)  (Read 145745 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Howard of Effingham

  • Tried to ask about GARDENING! and now has to live with the shame.
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 3675
  • Does like gardening contrary to popular belief
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #345 on: March 26, 2017, 10:57:42 am »

2 x 1/72 Airfix BAC Strikemaster kits in the same box. An ebay win which will be most likely real world, but not guaranteed.

Gondor

Strikemaster Zwilling  :wacko:

Noooooo  :banghead:

I agree Gondor. Zwilling Strikemaster is well no one's cuppa.

Gondor
www.beanstalkcharity.org.uk/    

proud member of the following IPMS [UK] SIG's

South Atlantic, What-If? and USAF

also a very proud member of the Handley Page Association

Offline Rheged

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 4613
  • Growing older is inevitable, growing up isn't!
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #346 on: March 26, 2017, 11:25:50 am »
Airfix 40mm Bofors and tow vehicle.  75p in a Hay on Wye charity shop.  It may be a real world Bofors, but the Morris towing vehicle might be acquired by the LRDG and "upgraded"
"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 TallEng

  • Full scale Arrow in basement
  • *****
  • Posts: 1135
  • Often found barking up the wrong tree
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #347 on: March 26, 2017, 12:18:42 pm »
Two Airfix Gladiator in the mkI/II boxing (the one with the Swedish and RAF Glads complete with skis and under wing guns) for a very reasonable price from that well known buy anything site :thumbsup:
Probably to re-equip the RAuxAF/RAF after the success of the peace for our time piece of paper. (In which the dark clouds of WWII turn into fluffy white clouds......)
I have the Modeldecals RAuxAF sheets and model alliance 'silver wings' decal sheets to assist in the confusion :wacko:

Regards
Keith
(I might even do rigging :o)
The British have raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved". Soon though, security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even "A Bit Cross". Londoners have not been "A Bit Cross" since the Blitz in 1940 when tea supplies ran out for three weeks

Online PR19_Kit

  • Closeted Take That fan
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 32302
  • Whiffing since the 70s
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #348 on: March 26, 2017, 02:52:00 pm »

(I might even do rigging :o)


You mad fool.............  ;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 zenrat

  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 17416
  • Currently on double secret probation.
Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #349 on: March 28, 2017, 03:21:23 am »
Acting on advice received from Thorvic, Tom Z and Chrisonord I dropped into the LHS today and picked up a Hobby Boss 1/72 A-7P Corsair II.
First impression on ripping open the box is that it looks great with good crisp detail, open gun(?) bays and two full sprues of bombs and tanks.
Box is on the large side but then it's the standard Hobby Boss box size they use for middle sized 1/72 and smaller 1/48.
First thought is RAN FAA in Vietnam.  Either the usual DSG over Sky or maybe SEA camo.

I also picked up an Academy 1/72 HEMTT on an impulse.
Fred

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

I will choose a path that's clear, I will choose free will.

Offline Thorvic

  • Evil Kit Finder Git General
  • Administrator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 11431
    • Album
Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #350 on: March 28, 2017, 05:17:19 am »
Acting on advice received from Thorvic, Tom Z and Chrisonord I dropped into the LHS today and picked up a Hobby Boss 1/72 A-7P Corsair II.
First impression on ripping open the box is that it looks great with good crisp detail, open gun(?) bays and two full sprues of bombs and tanks.
Box is on the large side but then it's the standard Hobby Boss box size they use for middle sized 1/72 and smaller 1/48.
First thought is RAN FAA in Vietnam.  Either the usual DSG over Sky or maybe SEA camo.

I also picked up an Academy 1/72 HEMTT on an impulse.

See said it was a nice kit  :mellow:, you could go with the later disruptive A-4G Skyhawk scheme, the RAAF Canberra scheme of Green camo on extra dark sea grey or you could follow the RN Buccaneer example with the overall Dark Sea Grey with RAN markings but with the Pale Blue codes. Whichever scheme you settle on it should be a nice build.
Project Cancelled SIG Secretary, specialising in post war British RN warships, RN and RAF aircraft projects. Also USN and Russian warships

Offline Thorvic

  • Evil Kit Finder Git General
  • Administrator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 11431
    • Album
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #351 on: March 28, 2017, 05:36:03 am »
Oh finally managed to get my hands on the Dragon USS Antietam CV-36  kit in 1/700. This is their standard Essex class kit with the updated Island, Jet aircraft and the first angled deck. Unfortunately it only served as proof of concept ship and later went to the training role before being replaced in the 60s by Lexington. Thus she does not have the full SCB-125 conversion with the modernised island the broader beam, hurricane bows and the 2nd deck edge lift aft of the Island.

I just remembered why I wanted this kit and its to do an SBC-125 USS Shangri-La but after she had been modernised in the late 60s to replace HMS Ark Royal and modified for the Phantom F-4K & Buccaneer.

I think this is a limited re-issue of the kit as I found it on Luckymodel from their Chinese mainland stock and took about 3 months to get to HK for despatch. I noticed that they have dropped the optional clear flight deck option that was included on the first release of the kit, which is a shame as I could have used those bits on another standard Essex kit  :banghead:
Project Cancelled SIG Secretary, specialising in post war British RN warships, RN and RAF aircraft projects. Also USN and Russian warships

Offline Snowtrooper

  • Scratchbuilds the entire model
  • ****
  • Posts: 608
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #352 on: March 30, 2017, 05:56:25 am »
1/72 Academy A-10 OIF and Hasegawa F-106 Delta Dart. Both probably going to be non-whiffed.

Offline chrisonord

  • DIDN'T READ THE QUESTION PROPERLY
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 4435
  • Paint it gloss??......HOW DARE YOU!!!
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #353 on: March 30, 2017, 05:57:01 am »
Yesterday arrived my whim buy Armourfast T-34's, not bad little kits considering they are quick builds. The tracks look ok too, and a welcome change to me is that there is no individual track pieces to make a mess of. One will get the same treatment as my T-34 XL and get widened, modded turret and a bigger gun, the other I was thinking of putting a pair of ZSU-23mm cannon, or 37 mm cannons in either a new turret or modifying the original, and using it as an infantry support vehicle, or.. airfield defense, something  I seem to have a lack of really, as I have only done one T-34 AAA, and a Ural truck AAA, so far. These vehicles don't need to be fast, they just need to get themselves to the captured or current Cartel air base, and be able to move themselves into position, be it permanently, or to be able to move around so as not to become a fixed target to attack aircraft. I have some WW2 Russian tank Turrets that will get used  as air base defense also.
Chris     
The dogs philosophy on life.
If you cant eat it hump it or fight it,
Pee on it and walk away!!

Offline NARSES2

  • Nick was always on his mind - just ask the Pet Shop Boys
  • Global Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 40072
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #354 on: March 30, 2017, 06:40:43 am »
Yesterday arrived my whim buy Armourfast T-34's, not bad little kits considering they are quick builds.

I was quite impressed with the ones I got at the recent Southern Show
Decals my @r$e!

Offline chrisonord

  • DIDN'T READ THE QUESTION PROPERLY
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 4435
  • Paint it gloss??......HOW DARE YOU!!!
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #355 on: March 30, 2017, 09:55:11 am »
Yesterday arrived my whim buy Armourfast T-34's, not bad little kits considering they are quick builds.

I was quite impressed with the ones I got at the recent Southern Show
It would be nice if they did some more modern stuff too Chris.
Chris
The dogs philosophy on life.
If you cant eat it hump it or fight it,
Pee on it and walk away!!

Offline NARSES2

  • Nick was always on his mind - just ask the Pet Shop Boys
  • Global Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 40072
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #356 on: March 31, 2017, 06:56:41 am »
Yesterday arrived my whim buy Armourfast T-34's, not bad little kits considering they are quick builds.

I was quite impressed with the ones I got at the recent Southern Show
It would be nice if they did some more modern stuff too Chris.
Chris

One man's meat, Chris  ;)

I was on the look out for some early War British or French stuff. I got some "Plastic Soldier" A9 Cruisers a while back and they are of a similar style.

Chris
Decals my @r$e!

Offline Thorvic

  • Evil Kit Finder Git General
  • Administrator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 11431
    • Album
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #357 on: March 31, 2017, 07:00:16 am »
From Starling Models  I picked up the former WEM and new Atlantic Models Type 22 Batch 1 frigate HMS Brilliant. I hadn't realised I never got round to getting one so was missing it from my modern RN Destroyer and Frigate collection.
Project Cancelled SIG Secretary, specialising in post war British RN warships, RN and RAF aircraft projects. Also USN and Russian warships

Offline The Chaos

  • Full scale Arrow in basement
  • *****
  • Posts: 926
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #358 on: March 31, 2017, 11:33:57 am »
Neuzugänge.
Literatur.






Offline The Chaos

  • Full scale Arrow in basement
  • *****
  • Posts: 926
Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #359 on: March 31, 2017, 01:05:03 pm »