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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1275 on: October 20, 2019, 04:21:13 am »

I was wondering Wooksta are there any 1/72 Spitfire kits you are still after?  ;)

Well, actually, now you mention it...

I'm currently after a few Hasegawa mk VIII/IXc kits, mainly for my small alternate 66 Sqn theme but also to do another pair of Seafire IVc's.  I'm always on the lookout for the Airkit ones, mainly because they're such a joy to build. 

Basically, I'll hoover up any of my usual build fodder if they're cheap, but that's getting harder. Or I'm getting pickier due to being past saturation point.

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

Definitely not that one.  It's more the size of a Transit.  I could just check the DVD but I really want to leave it until I re-watch the whole of Season 7 in a day.

Edit: it's a BMC Leyland EA440.
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1276 on: October 20, 2019, 04:27:03 am »

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


Aggggh, the dreaded FJ cab! The hours I spent trying to sort the doors out so they'd stay locked when they were locked!  :banghead: :banghead:
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1277 on: October 21, 2019, 12:23:58 am »

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


Aggggh, the dreaded FJ cab! The hours I spent trying to sort the doors out so they'd stay locked when they were locked!  :banghead: :banghead:

Oops - sorry if I caused any Trauma.  :blink:

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1278 on: October 21, 2019, 07:50:36 am »
Hehehehe.  ;D

We had a test rig for that thing that was about 10 ft high so we could put loads on it from all directions. And no matter what we did the door would pop open with just a tug, no matter if it was locked or not.

It must have been the easiest truck to steal in the entire UK!
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1279 on: October 21, 2019, 10:17:52 am »
It must have been the easiest truck to steal in the entire UK!

And the Fugliest??  ;) :lol:

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1280 on: October 21, 2019, 11:14:50 am »
It must have been the easiest truck to steal in the entire UK!

And the Fugliest??  ;) :lol:


No doubt about it! They were pigs to drive too, rattled the entire time!
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1281 on: October 21, 2019, 01:05:55 pm »
It must have been the easiest truck to steal in the entire UK!

And the Fugliest??  ;) :lol:


No doubt about it! They were pigs to drive too, rattled the entire time!

That's why you didn't need to bother about locking them.  They were so lousy to drive, no one wanted to steal one! Yes, I HAVE driven one, and it was not a life-enhancing experience.
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1282 on: October 24, 2019, 02:34:53 am »
My Airfix Motorhead He 111 arrived today courtesy of my parental kit forwarding service.
I was slightly disappointed to discover that the Motorhead transfers are white and not chrome.  However they will still look great.  Maybe someone will produce an aftermarket chrome set.

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1283 on: October 24, 2019, 10:47:24 am »

It must have been the easiest truck to steal in the entire UK!


And the Fugliest??  ;) :lol:


No doubt about it! They were pigs to drive too, rattled the entire time!


That expains the problems with the locks

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1284 on: October 24, 2019, 02:57:59 pm »
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1285 on: October 24, 2019, 03:21:40 pm »

http://roadtransportimages.com/online-shop/item/548-bmc-ea-440-4-4-ton-panel-van-barn-doors-rear

So is it the right van for the Episode ?


Aaaaaagghhhh! The EA! That was even worse than the FJ etc!  :banghead: :banghead:

They were first produced in 1968 and amazingly lasted unto the mid 80s! That may help fir it into the time period.

They were build in a factory in south Birmingham that had a very poor electricity supply, so much so that there wasn't enough available to run the required no. of spot welders, so the darn things were all RIVETED!

If you thought an FJ rattled, an EA sounded like a machine gun on smooth roads, never mind rough ones. :-\
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1286 on: October 24, 2019, 05:01:34 pm »
http://roadtransportimages.com/online-shop/item/548-bmc-ea-440-4-4-ton-panel-van-barn-doors-rear

So is it the right van for the Episode ?

Yes.  Just wish I could remember where I'd left my Airfix astronauts...
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1287 on: October 24, 2019, 06:09:17 pm »
Package from the Hannants arrived today. Everything in 1/72.

Airfix Blackburn Buccaneer S.2C  - finally a new Bucc!  8) Not sure if whiffed or real world. Got some Xtradecal decals for RAF and SAAF Buccs, but maybe something else. Airfix was a bit stingy regarding the armament (2x 1000lbs GP bombs, 2 x rocket pods). I kinda want to put some Exocets on this. French? Italian? Belgian with a lot of Mk 82s? Or Kormorans and in Marineflieger markings in the experimental scheme seen on a Tornado (as on the Italeri boxart)?

Iran ("Navy" colours) or Iraq? Saudi-Arabia?

DreamModel AS565 Panther in French livery - probably real world.
HADmodels MiG-21 decals for a Hungarian MiG-21bis in special markings. The Indian option also looks pretty cool.
Kits-World P-47D Thunderbolt "Squirt II" decals. Real world.
Kuivalainen MiG-3 pre-coloured photo-etch parts for the Hobby Boss Mig-3. I kinda want to build it as an operational version of the XP-37 for the "US enters WWII early" GB.
Model Alliance "Wings of Stars - US Army Air Corps 1919-1941" Part I and II  - both on sale at the moment, at 33% off. Some decal options for the "US enters WWII early" GB. 
ResKit pack of four R-3R Atoll AAMs - the radar-guided version. Two of these will go on the Soviet MiG-21SM.
PJ Productions RAF pilots ('90s) seated in aircraft. Crew for the Bucc.
Xtradecal decals for the Bucc
Xtradecal for the BAe Hawk T. Mk.1 - several real world builds planned.
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1288 on: October 24, 2019, 07:57:54 pm »
Ordered today:

1 x Academy 1/35 USMC Bell AH-1Z Viper "Shark Mouth" Helicopter (AC 12127)
1 x MAIM 1/35 Card Players (2 resin figures w/sticker) (MAIM35653)
1 x Testors Glosscote Lacquer (1-3/4 fl. oz. / 51.7ml) (TES-TT1161)
1 x Thunder Model 1/35 British Scammell Pioneer R100 Artillery Tractor (TDM-35202)
1 x LZ Models 1/35 Scammell Pioneer Artillery/Recovery Tractor Wheels for Thunder Model kits (6pcs) (LZ35462)
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1289 on: October 25, 2019, 03:46:00 am »
http://roadtransportimages.com/online-shop/item/548-bmc-ea-440-4-4-ton-panel-van-barn-doors-rear

So is it the right van for the Episode ?

Yes.  Just wish I could remember where I'd left my Airfix astronauts...

If you can't find them then don't worry - they're in production again. Order them via the Airfix website for 5 each IIRC.
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