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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #690 on: May 25, 2020, 01:02:05 pm »
I gasted my flabber today  and scooped an esci sea harrier  for 4.50. Marvellous.  RAF Germany mid 1970s with red tops
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #691 on: May 25, 2020, 01:29:53 pm »
Various decals off ebay.

And I'm not quite sure how to say this, but I'm claiming it's an addition as I didn't know I had it.  I had to strip a Revell Hunter FGA9 of the revised Sabrinas with teh chaff dispensers, only to find a second Hunter in the same Revell box, both being part started with the cockpit painted, a bag with part painted Aeroclub bang seats and  - best of all - an Aeroclub HUnter F1-F5 conversion!  The jetpipe is definitely falling into rubber!

What's got me puzzled is where did I get it?  I've a feeling I ought what I thought were a pair of Hunters off a mate a few years back (F6 and FGA9) and this is one of them.

Well it's a far better feeling than thinking you have a kit and then finding no evidence of it ever having existed in your ownership ..... :banghead:
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #692 on: May 26, 2020, 02:50:58 am »
As part of the process of spending the money I would have spent at shows if they hadn't been cancelled (it's for the good of the economy, honest) I today received this.
Breguet Br 695AB.2 01 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Don't know how i'll build it but it won't be in that Vichy scheme.  Possibly a Tasmanian contribution to the post war Southern Air Patrol cooperative.
I quick look in the box shows it to be much better than the Heller/SMER Br 693.  It has an interior for a start!

Speaking of SMER.  If said with a thick Eastern European accent is it pronounced smear?

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #693 on: May 26, 2020, 09:05:38 am »
Won on eBay:
1/72 ModelCollectors  early B-52 without the lumps and bumps,  the correct nose shape.
1/72 Revell  MV-22 Osprey
1/72 Airfix Avro Lancaster part built.

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #694 on: May 26, 2020, 09:02:07 pm »
Just ordered from Atlantis Models a Cheyenne helicopter and a Seamaster. We'll see what happens. They said it should be here be the end of the week. A couple of kits I never built but should have!
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #695 on: May 26, 2020, 11:53:02 pm »
From the nice man in the Brown Truck today, Eduard's Lysander Profipack.  I built a Matchbox Lysander as one of my first kits way back in the 70s and I've always had a soft spot for it.  I can see it whiffed into a USMC aircraft in Operation Downfall, but just out of my awe of the real missions it flew for SOE it will likely end up a RW all black 138 Sqn machine. 

So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #696 on: May 27, 2020, 05:39:20 am »
From the nice man in the Brown Truck today, Eduard's Lysander Profipack. 

I think originally it was tooled by Gavia ? Something of a challenge like most of their kits and in all honesty like a lot of Lysander kits simply because of the way they were made in real life. However a man of your abilities should have no problem, looking forward to it  :thumbsup:
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #697 on: May 27, 2020, 04:50:45 pm »
Bunch of rotors coming in, finally got my first Heller 1/50 Gazelle and there's another one on the way. One of them will probably be converted into a Blue Thunder. :mellow:
Also ordered a Revell 1/72 UH-60A which will be Portuguese, maybe Fuzileiros(Marines).



Another one that should finally be delivered next monday is the KittyHawk 1/48 AH-1Z Viper.

The second one arrived on Monday, picked it up at my parents' home today. Still waiting for the UH-60, Bought on May 7th so 20 days and counting... :banghead:
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #698 on: May 27, 2020, 09:51:08 pm »
From the nice man in the Brown Truck today, Eduard's Lysander Profipack. 

I think originally it was tooled by Gavia ? Something of a challenge like most of their kits and in all honesty like a lot of Lysander kits simply because of the way they were made in real life. However a man of your abilities should have no problem, looking forward to it  :thumbsup:

Yes it's an update to the Gavia kit.  In the reviews I read it seemed that construction is pretty straight forward.  I read several reviews of the original that mentioned the wing struts having a poor fit/being too short, but apparently Eduard fixed this issue from what I read.  The oddest thing is the instruction to cut styrene rod for the engine pushrod tubes.  The engine is made up of a crankcase and individual cylinders.  With the need to add the pushrods the engine will likely take some time.  Cockpit looks really nice thought with fine detail and color Eduard PE.  I'm looking forward to building it.  I've been on a bit of a RW WW2 kick recently but after a Corsair, Lightning, Spitfire, and Mustang in the past two months, plus a P-47 on the bench currently I'm ready for something other than a fighter. 
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #699 on: May 27, 2020, 09:52:49 pm »
Form the eBay fairy today a Trumpeter Seahawk FGA.6 and a box of assorted paints, tools, and some F-105 decals from Sprue Brothers. 

So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #700 on: May 28, 2020, 05:35:31 am »
I read several reviews of the original that mentioned the wing struts having a poor fit/being too short, but apparently Eduard fixed this issue from what I read. 

Ah, now that's interesting to know, thanks.
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #701 on: May 28, 2020, 05:38:04 am »
My bargain  Esci sea harriers  arrived  this afternoon.  It is different to  the one I sold a few years back in that it doesn't have the sea eagles in, not that it matters much.
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #702 on: May 28, 2020, 06:20:12 am »
My bargain  Esci sea harriers  arrived  this afternoon.  It is different to  the one I sold a few years back in that it doesn't have the sea eagles in, not that it matters much.
Chris

If I remember correctly only the Hasegawa Sea Harrier came with Sea Eagles.

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #703 on: May 28, 2020, 08:30:40 am »
My bargain  Esci sea harriers  arrived  this afternoon.  It is different to  the one I sold a few years back in that it doesn't have the sea eagles in, not that it matters much.
Chris

If I remember correctly only the Hasegawa Sea Harrier came with Sea Eagles.

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I'm surprised they even included them, IIRC only one SHAR ever carried them, and that was the trials aircraft at Boscombe, which was later impressed into 809 NAS, and went south on the 'Atlantic Conveyor'.

It was one of the few SHARs that were shot down, and confused the Argies no end because it still had the Sea Eagle controls and switches in the cockpit at the time. John Farley details it all in his terrific book 'A View from the Hover'.
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #704 on: May 28, 2020, 11:49:11 am »
My bargain  Esci sea harriers  arrived  this afternoon.  It is different to  the one I sold a few years back in that it doesn't have the sea eagles in, not that it matters much.
Chris

If I remember correctly only the Hasegawa Sea Harrier came with Sea Eagles.

Gondor
The esci one i sold definitely had them in as the guy who bought it asked if they were  in the kit. I had earmarked them to go on something else, but left them. Its was a different  boxing  to this one, it was in a white  box, this one is in a red box.
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