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Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #675 on: June 28, 2017, 04:19:53 am »
AHHHHH yes.... Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1...  "NEW!!!!"    ;D

Shapewise, it was the best of the 70s Spitfires (apart from, perhaps, the Heller 16) and it's still quite well regarded now.  It benefits from some extra detailing in the cockpit and some minor rescribing (hatches, mainly), but other than that, it's a cracking little kit. 

I have quite a few salted away that I know I'll never build simply due to it being superseded by their 2010 tooling now available as a mk IIa/Va.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #676 on: June 28, 2017, 06:10:04 am »
New at my Stash



Had a few of those Bellona "books" back in the day  :thumbsup: The price on the Camouflage and Markings book shows its age...6/- or 30 new pence  ;D
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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #677 on: June 28, 2017, 10:03:27 am »

and from DACO Decals:

-3 x 1/72 Agusta A109 decal sheets  :mellow:

arrived today  :mellow:
on the bench:

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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #678 on: June 29, 2017, 08:31:08 am »
A (rightfully) cheap 1:72 PM Model Fokker XXI - with the plan to turn it into a biplane, with the help of recently leftover Gladiator wings...  :wacko:
Operator undecided yet. Denmark, perhaps...? I like the two-tone pre WWII scheme, used on the RW Fokker XXIs.

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Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #679 on: June 30, 2017, 01:46:13 am »
A parcel arrived today from Hobby Link Japan (surprisingly quickly given in my usual miserly way I chose the cheapest postage).
It contained, all 1/72;
Arii (LS) Mitsubishi Ki-46iii Dinah Interceptor.
Smer (Heller) Breguet 693.
Special Hobby Sikorsky CH-37B Mojave.
Tamiya (Italeri) Sukhoi SU-34 Strike Flanker.

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Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #680 on: June 30, 2017, 06:23:51 am »

Special Hobby Sikorsky CH-37B Mojave.


A cracking kit, that.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Bags of Whiffing potential, I must have opened mine 20 times so far and still haven't glued anything to anything.  ;D ;)
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Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #681 on: June 30, 2017, 06:38:17 am »

Special Hobby Sikorsky CH-37B Mojave.


A cracking kit, that.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Bags of Whiffing potential, I must have opened mine 20 times so far and still haven't glued anything to anything.  ;D ;)

Absolutely, the box of mine is now full of drool after I had a good grok when it arrived.  I've been resisting the temptation for ages but then I saw one in the flesh at Model Expo...
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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #682 on: June 30, 2017, 08:46:55 am »
Rescued from the clutches of the local postal service hide out

1 x 1/72 RAREplanes North American FJ-1 Fury
1 x 1/72 RAREplanes Bell P-59B Airacomet

Not decided if the Fury will be anything other that r/l, the Airacomet could well end up as Nationalist Chinese

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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #683 on: July 01, 2017, 02:01:16 am »

Not decided if the Fury will be anything other that r/l, the Airacomet could well end up as Nationalist Chinese

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Interesting thought  :thumbsup: Post War equivalent of The Flying Tigers perhaps ?
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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #684 on: July 02, 2017, 01:22:50 am »
Visited my local model (railroad) shop yesterday for some paints, and when I left I came across their "special offer" heap at the entrance - normally you get 2nd hand railroad tracks or HO scale buildings, or some really dull model kit. But then I saw a Matchbox Lockheed Lightning (1st boxing) and an Intaleri B-25G Mitchell, which caught my attention. Then I saw the price tags of EUR 2,00,- and 4,99,- respectively, and that there many more kits in the heap (obviously from a 2nd hand collection/kit pile), so I started digging...

I should not have, because I left the shop with (all 1:72):
Frog Bearcat
Frog Spitfire Mk. XIV w. a V2
MPM La-9/11
Airfix Whirlwind
Matchbox P-38 Lightning
Heller Me 163 (with the transporter)
Heller Breguet 693
Italeri Ju 188
Italeri Bf 110 G night fighter
Italeri Do 217 night fighter

The pile for EUR 40,-, I all complete, I could not resist...  :banghead:

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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #685 on: July 02, 2017, 02:14:36 am »
You didn't grab the B-25G? :o
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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #686 on: July 02, 2017, 04:10:31 am »
Picked up a pair of Airfix Westland Scouts yesterday
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Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #687 on: July 02, 2017, 04:13:41 am »
Picked up a pair of Airfix Westland Scouts yesterday

Jealous.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #688 on: July 02, 2017, 04:19:38 am »

Not decided if the Fury will be anything other that r/l, the Airacomet could well end up as Nationalist Chinese

Gondor

Interesting thought  :thumbsup: Post War equivalent of The Flying Tigers perhaps ?

Which war though?

The fight by the Communists with the Nationalist Chinese lasted until after WWII with major hostilities ending in 1950 so plenty of scope for slightly older aircraft to be passed onto a failing ally is entirely plausible.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Reply #689 on: July 02, 2017, 07:24:07 am »

Not decided if the Fury will be anything other that r/l, the Airacomet could well end up as Nationalist Chinese

Gondor

Interesting thought  :thumbsup: Post War equivalent of The Flying Tigers perhaps ?

Which war though?

The fight by the Communists with the Nationalist Chinese lasted until after WWII with major hostilities ending in 1950 so plenty of scope for slightly older aircraft to be passed onto a failing ally is entirely plausible.

Gondor

Just after WWII, so during the Chinese Civil War
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