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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #225 on: February 13, 2020, 08:01:55 pm »
If you do that, may be worth using one of the spare nose sections from a Matchbox Wellesley.  I think the cross sections might be compatible.

That's what I was thinking, because I have two spares of them already. :thumbsup:
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #226 on: February 14, 2020, 02:26:25 am »
first new order for this year from my online LHS.

-1/144 Roden Boeing 307 stratoliner
-1/144 Italeri ATR42-500
-1/72 Azur Stampe SV-4b
-1/72 Italeri F-14A Tomcat (with IRIAF markings)
-1/72 Airfix Fieseler Stork
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #227 on: February 14, 2020, 06:41:16 am »
Bought a Wave 1:100 VF-1 (Macross) in Battroid form via ev!lbay from Austria. Reasonable price, could not resist.

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #228 on: February 14, 2020, 07:28:42 am »
Won on eBay,  all in 1/72 scale;
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #229 on: February 14, 2020, 08:45:14 am »
Recieved to-day from Starling Models :

Flyhawk 1/700 Royal Navy Seaplane Dockside Base.
This is the one that was reviewed in AMW a couple of months back and has the dockside, buildings, people (In PE) vehicles, etc, AND two Sunderlands.
Ye Gods even the bigger parts are TINY.
The back of the box provides some seascape to mount ALL the bits on. All of 17 x 14 cm. !

Many thanks to Thorvic for pointing me where I could get this kit.  :thumbsup:

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #230 on: February 15, 2020, 04:03:48 am »
Rescued from the local postal sorting office yesterday

1 x 1/72 Ju 388 Replacement canopies  which will go towards scratch building/converting a Ju 188 to a Ju 388

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #231 on: February 15, 2020, 01:42:56 pm »
I put in a cheeky bid for a 1/72 Mach2 VC10 on Ebay and it won 59.99 plus 4.99 postage,  apparently there are a few modelling companies that supply correction sets. I'll have to check these out.

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #232 on: February 15, 2020, 03:19:24 pm »
Would it not be easier to source an Special Hobby Ju 388?  I'm sure I've one or two that I'd be only too happy to get shot of.
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #233 on: February 16, 2020, 12:55:56 am »
Recieved yesterday, 1 Airfix Phantom FG.1RN boxing, with another to follow next week.
So thats me sorted for the next GB ;D
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #234 on: February 16, 2020, 04:30:48 am »

Would it not be easier to source an Special Hobby Ju 388?  I'm sure I've one or two that I'd be only too happy to get shot of.


At the prices I currently see on eBay and haveing an Italeri available in the stash why not do it myself especially as I want to do a Berlin radar equiped version.

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #235 on: February 16, 2020, 02:29:03 pm »
None of the J series were intended to carry Berlin radar - all the drawings in existence* have either the SN2 with the antlers or the Neptun radar in the  "Morgenstern" nosecone.

Besides which, the 188 front end is *VERY* different from that of the Ju 388, which caused the endless delays and snags of the real thing.  And then there's the tricky question of the tail barbette.  Without a dedicated conversion kit - and AFAIK the only one that's currently available is ye olde Airmodel one for the Matchbox(!) Ju 188 - it's a lot of scratchbodging.


*Somewhere I have the Schiffer book on the Ju 388, which is quite probably the ultimate reference on the aircraft.  I did try to get as much info on it as possible during the mid 90s.
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #236 on: February 16, 2020, 10:12:16 pm »

None of the J series were intended to carry Berlin radar - all the drawings in existence* have either the SN2 with the antlers or the Neptun radar in the  "Morgenstern" nosecone.

Besides which, the 188 front end is *VERY* different from that of the Ju 388, which caused the endless delays and snags of the real thing.  And then there's the tricky question of the tail barbette.  Without a dedicated conversion kit - and AFAIK the only one that's currently available is ye olde Airmodel one for the Matchbox(!) Ju 188 - it's a lot of scratchbodging.


*Somewhere I have the Schiffer book on the Ju 388, which is quite probably the ultimate reference on the aircraft.  I did try to get as much info on it as possible during the mid 90s.


I'm a glutton fot punishment some of the time Lee and as for the radar, well it will be a what iff

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #237 on: February 17, 2020, 02:35:05 am »
Bought a Revell 1:72 F-101B at a local sale for just EUR 9,- - quite a steal! :D

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #238 on: February 18, 2020, 03:06:04 pm »
En route from BNA in Melbourne:

1 x Eduard 1/72 B-25C/D Detail-up set for Airfix kits (ED SS628)
1 x Eduard 1/72 North American B-25C/D Mitchell Super Detail Set for Airfix kits (ED BIG72153)
1 x Eduard 1/48 AIM-132 ASRAAM Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile Set (ED 648506)
1 x MasterBox 1/35 "Danger Close" Special Operations Team, Present Day (4 figures) (MB 35207)
1 x Amusing Hobby 1/35 German Tank Destroyer Jagdpanzer 38(D) (AH-35A021)
1 x Airfix 1/72 WWII US Martin B-26B Marauder (AX04015A)

More in extremis details for my next Airfix 1/72 B-25C/D, when I get it.
More ordnance for my modern fighters.
More figures.
Companion "Whif-in-a-Box" for my 1/35 Pz.Kpfw.38D mit Pz.IV Tum 8cm PAW 600.
Another twin-engined bomber in 1/72 to add to my slowly growing collection of same (It was going to be an Airfix Wellington but I thought I'd try to keep the cost down a little bit.... Next time! ;))

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #239 on: February 20, 2020, 07:36:48 am »
Would it not be easier to source an Special Hobby Ju 388?  I'm sure I've one or two that I'd be only too happy to get shot of.

If you find them I would be happy to have them also for a fair price.
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