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Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #165 on: February 09, 2017, 03:25:27 pm »

Perhaps not too wacky, an RAF Boeing Washington being used as a test hack.   Big turbo prop in the nose,


How do you do that on a B-29 and still let the pilot see where they're going?
Do it Lindbergh style: periscopes!

That'd work, yes.  :thumbsup:

Or perhaps bug-eye canopies like the XB-42 or the original C-74 Globemaster?

Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #166 on: February 09, 2017, 03:32:33 pm »
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Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #167 on: February 09, 2017, 03:36:48 pm »

Perhaps not too wacky, an RAF Boeing Washington being used as a test hack.   Big turbo prop in the nose,


How do you do that on a B-29 and still let the pilot see where they're going?
Do it Lindbergh style: periscopes!

That'd work, yes.  :thumbsup:

Or perhaps bug-eye canopies like the XB-42 or the original C-74 Globemaster?
You could try using a B-17G  cockpit on top of the front of the fuselage. It does work as I used it on a B-29 AEW build.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #168 on: February 11, 2017, 08:37:54 am »
2 new additions  :mellow:

-Revell 1/72 Supermarine Stranraer
-Italeri 1/72 Westland Wessex HU.5
on the bench:

-all kinds of things.

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Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #169 on: February 11, 2017, 09:43:06 am »
Several bottles of Xtracrylix paint - RAF Extra Dark Sea Grey, RAF Dark Slate Grey and RAF Trainer Yellow.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #170 on: February 11, 2017, 10:39:31 am »
Won on eBay;
1/72 Airmodel TSK110 Hawker Hunter T7/T8 and BAC lightning T4/T5 conversion set.
1/72 M & E Avro Lancastrain conversion kit.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #171 on: February 12, 2017, 10:04:35 am »
From the Huddersfield Show today I actually managed to find some suitable buys in my current area of interest

From Coastal Craft I managed to get another AKAN Soviet Fleet paint set along with the Yak-38/141 paint set (so that's another potential project I can crack on with  ;) )

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Dragon USS Ingrahram  1/700 - This is their Oliver Hazard Perry class kit with the etch Masts - Hard to find as the OHP is not currently in production.

DML 1/700 Soviet Missile Craft - Tarantul & Osa
DML 1/700 Soviet Nanushka missile corvette
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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #172 on: February 12, 2017, 10:15:34 am »
Just got back from Huddersfield. Went easy on the spending:

Unboxed Italeri 1/72nd Aermacchi MB-339A PAN
Heller 1/300th Concorde (bits donor for a 1/144th project)
Hasegawa 1/72nd Aircraft Weapons IV: air-to-ground missiles (couple of bits missing for £cheap)
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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #173 on: February 12, 2017, 11:25:58 am »
Picked up a few new additions to the stash from the Huddersfield show today.

Academy 1/72 McDonnell Douglas F-4J VF-84 'Jolly Rogers'
Airfix 1/48 DeHavilland Sea Vixen F.A.W.2
Xtrakit 1/72 Gloster Meteor F.8

Also picked up a number of the Vallejo acrylic metallics and some Mr. Dissolved Putty too.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #174 on: February 12, 2017, 02:54:49 pm »
Mine from Huddersfield:

1/24 Italeri Ford Transit Mk2
1/35 Meng Pickup set
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Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #175 on: February 12, 2017, 03:09:42 pm »
My Huddersfield additions:

Eduard Spitfire mk IX "Royal Combo"
Heller Spitfire mk XVIe (x2)
Airfix Spitfire Vb (t'was a quid!)
Fujimi Spitfire mk XIVe lowback
Sword Spitfire mk XIVe lowback
Heller Arado Ar 196 (will be Finnish w. Bristol Mercury)
Heller De Havilland Mistral (t'was a quid!)
KP Letov biplane
KP Czech monoplane
Siga Lavochkin La 9/11
Amodel Russian fighter (looks a bit like a landplane S6B, so ideas...)
3 Matchbox Beaufighter TF.X
Airfix Beaufighter TF.X "Firedog"
Magna Martin Baker MB2 (will be the retractable u/c version - see Morgan Shacklady: Spitfire:The History
Various Aeroclub Spitfire and other bits

Bestest of all:
Hitech Mosquito.  Beautiful French resin, white metal and etch upgrade set for the Airfix Mosquito, giving you pretty much everything to do nearly any Mosquito variant.  I've been looking for these bits for nigh on twenty years.  Imagine the disappointment when I realised that the two stage Merlins are too short.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #176 on: February 12, 2017, 05:15:04 pm »
Just won the Airfix Avro Shackleton on eBay for less than £30.
I'll use this to build a Shackletrian (transporter version of the Shackleton) with the windows from the Mach2 York.

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Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #177 on: February 13, 2017, 01:23:33 am »
Heller Arado Ar 196 (will be Finnish w. Bristol Mercury)
That... actually makes perfect sense. Plus it would have been a much better subhunting platform than looted I-153's and SB-2's in OTL. :rolleyes:

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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #178 on: February 13, 2017, 02:33:18 pm »
As Chris observed I seem to have a way of finding the rarest and oddest kits out there.  ;D

Kiddyland Ching-Kuo fighter. Looks like the body of an F-17 with the wings and tail of an F-16.
Hasegawa Mitsubishi MU-2S.
Amodel MiG-AT jet trainer.


It might also be true that I'm developing a SST problem (no, I don't need a doctor!) with all the Concorde types I have...  :o

Entex 1/600 Boeing SST 2707
ICM 1/144 Tu-144 Concordski. Absolute bargain price of £12!


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Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #179 on: February 13, 2017, 03:26:54 pm »
Heller Arado Ar 196 (will be Finnish w. Bristol Mercury)
That... actually makes perfect sense. Plus it would have been a much better subhunting platform than looted I-153's and SB-2's in OTL. :rolleyes:
It's going post war aluminium.  And no swastikas.
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"Now then, Butch Harry. Tell us about Fulham."

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