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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #885 on: July 22, 2019, 06:46:19 pm »
You're right, as were the other gents. I'm just one not to be bothered with making waves. I feel a bit like I lowballed the guy and contributed somewhat.    Asked $30, I said $25.   And with that, even for the old tool, $25 isn't a crime so I'm cool.  :mellow: ;D  (free shipping) It's still his fault, I know, but I'm not going to sweat it.

Hey bud, on that note, have you made any eBay or even general online purchases recently? On eBay I am now being charged Oklahoma state tax. Passed last year I think, but not like we got to vote on it!  :angry: ;D       

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #886 on: July 22, 2019, 10:55:31 pm »

Ahhh, thank you!!  Pretty interesting stuff, and I admit to not know as much as I should about Concorde 'lore'...


Have a look at this site Brad, LOADS of stuff there for the Concorde fan, you'll be on there for AGES.  ;D

http://www.concordesst.com/
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #887 on: July 23, 2019, 03:40:37 am »
A large box awaited me on the doorstep when I got home.
More tax rebate spending.
All the way from Auto World in the US I got;
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Mobius '56 Chrysler 300B Tim Flock edition.
All 1/25.
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #888 on: July 23, 2019, 05:47:24 am »
This is why I'm likely to not do anything about it. I'm going to leave good feed back because I don't believe a persons 100% rating should be destroyed by such a thing... a one time deal that is not entierly any one persons fault. Then, in private, I will send him a note letting him know that the packaging was inadequate. No harm, no foul. This is an ultra rare occassion anyway.... I can say that the USPS, in my experience, has about a 99% success rate. Over all the decades I can count on one hand the number of mashes wares and one miss-delivered package that went across the street. I don't get why so many people bag on the USPS, I think they're great.

What I do is have a scan through the sender's feedback. If there are no other complaints about their behavior, then I put the problem I had with them down to random chance and give them positive feedback. If there's clearly a pattern of bad behaviour though, then they deserve, in fact need, to hear about it.
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #889 on: July 23, 2019, 06:16:54 am »
This is why I'm likely to not do anything about it. I'm going to leave good feed back because I don't believe a persons 100% rating should be destroyed by such a thing... a one time deal that is not entierly any one persons fault. Then, in private, I will send him a note letting him know that the packaging was inadequate. No harm, no foul. This is an ultra rare occassion anyway.... I can say that the USPS, in my experience, has about a 99% success rate. Over all the decades I can count on one hand the number of mashes wares and one miss-delivered package that went across the street. I don't get why so many people bag on the USPS, I think they're great.

What I do is have a scan through the sender's feedback. If there are no other complaints about their behavior, then I put the problem I had with them down to random chance and give them positive feedback. If there's clearly a pattern of bad behaviour though, then they deserve, in fact need, to hear about it.
Same here, and one reason why I don't want to make waves. He has a flawless 100% feeback over hundreds of transactions. Would be a shame to ding that. The box will magically not repair and the price of a replacement won't suddenly drop by $50 so I'll choose another battle another day.  :angel:



Ahhh, thank you!!  Pretty interesting stuff, and I admit to not know as much as I should about Concorde 'lore'...


Have a look at this site Brad, LOADS of stuff there for the Concorde fan, you'll be on there for AGES.  ;D

http://www.concordesst.com/

OoooooOOooh!   Thanks.   I just hopped on over.  :mellow:
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #890 on: July 24, 2019, 01:49:40 am »
a new online order has been placed  :mellow:

-Revell 1/144 Boeing 747-100 (to become a Yamato Air Lines aircraft from Area 88)
-Revell 1/144 EA-18G Growler (to replace the failed RAAF F-18F)
-Academy 1/144 Su-22 Fitter
-Academy 1/144 B-1B lancer (to be painted as Saki's "White Swan of Death" from Area 88)
-AFV Club 1/144 SH-3 Sea Kings (you can never have too many seakings  ;D)

arrived today :)
on the bench:

-all kinds of things.

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #891 on: July 24, 2019, 02:40:26 am »
Oh boy, I canít wait to see what you do with these Nils. The 747-100 is a reissue, right?  Let me know if you need Yamato Airlines decals.  I have some good 1/300 scale ones that I scaled up.
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #892 on: July 24, 2019, 01:13:35 pm »
Not a kit but bought  to help me out  with my RAF  builds. Images of war  book, The royal air force in the cold war 1950-1970. Lots of  nice  colour pictures of  the aircraft  and everything involved  with them on the ground,  including  the early ICBM 's.  I  shall have my bonce stuck in this for  a while.
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #893 on: July 25, 2019, 01:11:26 am »
new AliExpress order:

for the Area 88 build project :)

-2 x 1/144 Mini Hobby Models MiG-23 Flogger (for MiG-23BN and MiG-27D conversion)
-2 x 1/144 Mini Hobby Models MiG-21PF Fishbed

further:

-2 x 1/144 4D-Model Z-9C Dauphin
-2 x 1/144 4D-Model RQ-4 Global Hawk.

the latter 2 are snapkits, but wil be modified with more scratchbuild details and new decals.

arrived today  :mellow:
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #894 on: July 25, 2019, 04:09:37 am »
Transfers from evil-bay.
1/72 Tamiya Spitfire Mk1.  I shall be really pushing out the boat and using these on a 1/72 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk1.
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #895 on: July 26, 2019, 03:25:01 am »
Received yesterday from Kingkit via eBay

1 x 1/72 Airwaves Sea Fury Undercarriage

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #896 on: July 26, 2019, 12:09:12 pm »
This came over from Merry ol' England. There's an outfit over there that are selling new kits for cheap and shipping them free. Not sure how they do it but whatever. $34.49 for this one.  :unsure:  BEAR minimum of packaging but it's better than shipping labels and stamps directly on the kit box.

 

Feels a bit kinky having this delivered by USPS.  :wacko:
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #897 on: July 26, 2019, 01:37:14 pm »
I'm amazed they even let Revell make the thing!  :o

Time was when UPS wouldn't let modellers or photogs anywhere near their sites or aircraft, and they tried to sue one guy who did various UPS decal sheets as well. (I've got them all..........  ;))
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #898 on: July 26, 2019, 02:32:46 pm »
 ;D ;D

Man, I honestly don't get it. It's basically free advertising. Oh well, I grabbed this up while it was relatively inexpensive and before they change their minds or something.. cat's already out of the bag on this one but if this winds up being "it," then it could potentially be scarce some day. Buuuuuuut in a perfect world... perhaps we'll start seeing more UPS stuff?  :unsure:

I have all the stuff I need for both old and new school USPS liveries on 727-100 and 200 series.

Now I need a FEDEX MD-11. I guess I need a DHL DC-8, too.

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #899 on: July 26, 2019, 03:40:20 pm »

Now I need a FEDEX MD-11. I guess I need a DHL DC-8, too.


MD-11? I've got a couple of them, one's a lovely Welsh Models vacform/resin one, and the other's an injection from, er, um. Can't remember.  :banghead: Eastern Express maybe? It's not bad at all though.

The DC8's no contest, the Minicraft -63/73 is the way to go, it's a superb moulding and if you get the 'plastic bag' version rather than the more expensive (go figure...) boxed version you get both sets of engines too!

See the build of my Super Stretch 8 here :-

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=45745.msg822466#msg822466
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! :)

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