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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1260 on: October 18, 2019, 08:40:38 pm »


This I plan to be a what-if USAF Thunderbirds pilots' shuttle. This fancy gimmick can roll up and disperse the pilots right before they hop in their aeroplanes to do a demonstration. (sounds like reasoble BS to me!)  :thumbsup:

Nice.  I'd like that in 1/25.

I dropped into the LHS to get more Tamiya Extra Thin Glue (I knocked it over again).  They didn't have any but I did come away with an Academy 1/72 Banshee - Black Aces boxing.  This is the Hobbycraft mould and builds up OK although it does have undetailed far too shallow undercarriage bays

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1261 on: October 19, 2019, 12:20:38 am »
<Statue of Liberty kit pic>

Turboprop it.... :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

 ;D ;D ;D Sheeeyit...   ;D ;D       I had for about .5 seconds consider slapping wings on it somehow.  :rolleyes: :wacko:


Yes, LONG ones!  ;)

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1262 on: October 19, 2019, 12:27:14 am »
That Statue of Liberty would certainly make an interesting centre piece for a display.

I've thought for a while that it would be interesting to display a set of air-racers turning around some piece of architecture as if it's a waypoint in a race. You build the models with thin metal rods coming out of their wing tips and then have them supported off the centre-piece directly. You could do this with the Statue of Liberty model since it's 13" high, but it works out at 1:225 scale, so unless you can find some VERY small plane kits, it's going to have to be an exercise in forced perspective.
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1263 on: October 19, 2019, 04:16:14 am »
<Statue of Liberty kit pic>

Turboprop it.... :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

 ;D ;D ;D Sheeeyit...   ;D ;D       I had for about .5 seconds consider slapping wings on it somehow.  :rolleyes: :wacko:


Yes, LONG ones!  ;)

I nearly said that but decided to leave it to you.... ;D :wacko: :thumbsup:


 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1264 on: October 19, 2019, 04:19:20 am »
That Statue of Liberty would certainly make an interesting centre piece for a display.

I've thought for a while that it would be interesting to display a set of air-racers turning around some piece of architecture as if it's a waypoint in a race. You build the models with thin metal rods coming out of their wing tips and then have them supported off the centre-piece directly. You could do this with the Statue of Liberty model since it's 13" high, but it works out at 1:225 scale, so unless you can find some VERY small plane kits, it's going to have to be an exercise in forced perspective.


Monogram used to sell their 1/72 Bearcat and P-51B Mustang in a two plane set like that. The decals were for a pair of pylon racers, the Mustang being in Paul Mantz's scheme and it came with a cut out cardboard pylon AND wires to support your racers!

It's ages since I've seen the kit, and I bet they go for a pretty penny these days too.
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1265 on: October 19, 2019, 04:48:57 am »
Someone should knock up a pair of racers and a pylon with a low speed motor so they chase each other round the pylon until the power runs out (i'm looking at you Strobez  ;D)

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1266 on: October 19, 2019, 05:02:06 am »

Someone should knock up a pair of racers and a pylon with a low speed motor so they chase each other round the pylon until the power runs out (i'm looking at you Strobez  ;D)


When I was at BR us in the Tilt Development Office were seen as '......that weird bunch in 220....' so we went out of our way to confirm this. One Christmas, when everyone else was putting up tinsel and mini-Christmas trees we had a 'Santa Plane' for our office decoration.

It was a 1/144 FROG 707 kit that had had a hefty 26D slot racing motor grafted into its nose with a small prop affixed to the shaft. This contraption then hung by it's port wingtip from the light fitting, and we fed 12-15V down to the motor from a hefty slot controller into it, with the result that as we added more and more volts the motor spun fast enough to spin the 707 out onto the end of the wires and round and round it went just below the ceiling!  :thumbsup:

It was painted red and white of course, with added cotton wool decorations etc. and of course we fitted it with a slip ring on the light fitting or it would have wound itself into oblivion!
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1267 on: October 19, 2019, 05:45:52 am »

Someone should knock up a pair of racers and a pylon with a low speed motor so they chase each other round the pylon until the power runs out (i'm looking at you Strobez  ;D)


When I was at BR us in the Tilt Development Office were seen as '......that weird bunch in 220....' so we went out of our way to confirm this. One Christmas, when everyone else was putting up tinsel and mini-Christmas trees we had a 'Santa Plane' for our office decoration.

It was a 1/144 FROG 707 kit that had had a hefty 26D slot racing motor grafted into its nose with a small prop affixed to the shaft. This contraption then hung by it's port wingtip from the light fitting, and we fed 12-15V down to the motor from a hefty slot controller into it, with the result that as we added more and more volts the motor spun fast enough to spin the 707 out onto the end of the wires and round and round it went just below the ceiling!  :thumbsup:

It was painted red and white of course, with added cotton wool decorations etc. and of course we fitted it with a slip ring on the light fitting or it would have wound itself into oblivion!

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1268 on: October 19, 2019, 09:17:54 am »
You don't need ME to give you ideas Trevor!  ;D ;D ;) ;)
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1269 on: October 19, 2019, 09:34:49 am »
From the Glasgow show to-day :

1/144 Platz MU-2, two in the box, and ye Gods they are tiny.
1/144 Super44 A-4F Skyhawk, this is the Eduard packageing of the Platz/Sweet kit (can't remember which.
1 bottle of MIG accrylic "Faded Sinai Grey"
A pack of 1/72 Jet pipes/burner cans for early and late F-4 Phantoms. 12 in the pack being 6 early and 6 late, and they are injectedstyrene.  :thumbsup:
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1270 on: October 19, 2019, 10:46:10 am »
From the Glasgow show today

Revell 1/72 Shackleton MR3 new boxing
Zevda 1/72 SU-32 FN

Revel 1/72 boxing of the Matchbox Wellington Kit from Lee along with some Spitfire bits

Some 0.20" plastic card and some Flexifile sanding sticks and a couple of Tamiya paints X-12 and XF-28

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1271 on: October 19, 2019, 06:05:22 pm »
Today from Glasgow - very restrained!

Freightdog Supermarine 227 "Shrew"

And I can't remember the name of the trader/manufacturer, but they do a lot of commercial trucks and I found a 1968 BMC van that looks to be a dead ringer for the one used by Reegan in the Doctor Who story "The Ambassadors of Death".  However, I can't find a photo of it online.
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1272 on: October 19, 2019, 08:32:22 pm »
You don't need ME to give you ideas Trevor!  ;D ;D ;) ;)

I take that as a complement Kit. 

Might have something whacky up my sleeve [if I can be bothered to do some decaling later] for SMW2019 with four engines and NOT by Handley Page either.
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1273 on: October 19, 2019, 08:34:28 pm »
Today from Glasgow - very restrained!

Freightdog Supermarine 227 "Shrew"

And I can't remember the name of the trader/manufacturer, but they do a lot of commercial trucks and I found a 1968 BMC van that looks to be a dead ringer for the one used by Reegan in the Doctor Who story "The Ambassadors of Death".  However, I can't find a photo of it online.

I was wondering Wooksta are there any 1/72 Spitfire kits you are still after?  ;)
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1274 on: October 19, 2019, 09:58:11 pm »
1968 BMC van that looks to be a dead ringer for the one used by Reegan in the Doctor Who story "The Ambassadors of Death".  However, I can't find a photo of it online.

Check out IMCDB - there may be something there.

Can't find any listing for Dr Who on there, but was it one of these?

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BMC_FG_light_truck_registered_late_1967_or_early_to_mid_1968.JPG
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