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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #180 on: February 05, 2020, 05:05:49 pm »
Ebay says I've won the Skybirds Sea Hornet F20 I was bidding on.  It's the hardest one to find of the four/five Hornet kits Skybirds did.
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #181 on: February 05, 2020, 06:27:08 pm »
Speaking of Skybirds Hornets, I've just visited a friend who sells kits out of his garage and come away with the white metal bits from one of those - got for the props and spinners, though the landing gear could prove useful, too.

Also another Revell 1/72 Me-262 for whiffing.
Not sure into what, though Dizzy's Jet Dinah is a possibility - and the fuselage for something else I've seen somewhere, with a different set of wings and a single jet pod underneath.

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #182 on: February 05, 2020, 08:09:28 pm »
The Skybirds white metal is some of the best casting I've ever seen, although it's a bit soft.  Apparently the mast for the u/c legs had something like 100 parts.
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #183 on: February 05, 2020, 08:59:17 pm »
Second and third things I've bought this year.

One is a model kit from a buddy of mine here in Lawton that somehow came into about 1,000 models. I didn't ask because I can't tolerate sad news right about now and not sure if I'd like to hear of the details. I posted a couple pics and remarked on this not too long ago in my blog here.

Most of it was 1/48 & there are some rare and sought after kits in there but I don't "do" 1/48 because of space constraints but I saw one thing in all those kits that stood out so he said I could have it for $20. I said I'd give him $30 if he would drive it to my house. (5 miles but my truck is a gas hog and I have anxiety)   ;D





Next up, I heard some positive news about this nipper and found that it could be had for not too much money...  $12 after shipping later, I have a "Mr.  Easy Nipper."  And who can say no to that? Anthropomorphize two pieces of metal and a pin and it becomes "cute" and I can't resist! If it was "Easy Nipper" i'd say... "nah."  But MISTER Easy Nipper? Sign me up!  :lol:

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #184 on: February 05, 2020, 10:24:09 pm »
Cool Super Guppy. 1/48 though, must be a biggin!  :o
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #185 on: February 06, 2020, 02:29:52 am »
Nope, it's 1/144. The old Otaki kit, it's VERY good, but still fat.  ;D

I used to be able to see the real ones fly into Filton by standing on my front door step. It was like watching a Zeppelin!
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #186 on: February 06, 2020, 06:24:36 am »
Revell seem to have got hold of a number of the Otaki kits, the Revell 1/144 Lockheed C-5 Galaxy I have has Otaki embossed on the sprues.
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #187 on: February 06, 2020, 06:26:52 am »
I was helping a friend clean out his old house today. It's been left to rot for almost three years. By the time I got there they had a few clear ( thankfully )  bags already filled that I was taking to the dump. In one bag I see a new tool 1/48 scale Avro Arroe box ! I ask if there's a kit in there he says he doesn't think so that bag is all full of broken glass etc. Needless to say, I checked the box, and have inherited a complete and kit in unopened bags ! Cool  :thumbsup: It pays to help your friends  :thumbsup:
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #188 on: February 06, 2020, 08:19:20 am »
Captain Canada, the dumpster-diving whiffer! ;D
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #189 on: February 06, 2020, 01:02:37 pm »
Picked up another eBay purchase on the way home today

1 x 1/72 Zvezda Su-25 Frogfoot

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #190 on: February 07, 2020, 12:19:39 am »
From Dadlamassu's awesome fundraising effort I received the following blasts from the past;

Airfix 1/35 Bedford QL Gun Portee
Airfix 1/72 FW 189A-2
Airfix 1/72 SA 341 Gazelle
Revell 1/72 De Havilland DH.2
Airfix 1/72 Bristol Bulldog II

All bar the Bulldog are kits I built as a youth.  The Bedford I built aged about 12 and I completely glue bombed it.  Looking at the instructions I can see why - it has a very intricate parts breakdown.  Like a current Takom kit.  Everything which could be a seperate part, is.
Gazelle is earmarked to be converted to Blue Thunder and the DH.2 may end up jet powered... ;D

Thanks Alan.  You are a master of kit packing.  I wouldn't want to play you at Tetris... :thumbsup:
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #191 on: February 07, 2020, 01:20:06 am »
I suspect my Loft is ABOUT to increase its stock levels, as I'm staying in Lowestoft for a few days and I'm about a mile away from Big H's warehouse.  ;D ;D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #192 on: February 07, 2020, 02:08:43 am »
You must show restraint Kit.  Gird your loins and resist the urges.  We're all behind you.  We know you can do it...

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #193 on: February 07, 2020, 04:11:33 am »

Gazelle is earmarked to be converted to Blue Thunder


Looking forward to seeing how you go about this - I've had intentions to do the same for years, but couldn't work out how to do the glazing, so I'll be interested to see your solution.
About all I can think is folded acetate, but getting the bends sharp enough would be the trick...

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Reply #194 on: February 07, 2020, 04:49:14 am »
Why not try and get either the old Monogram kit or it's chinese knock off?  There's also the 48th Aoshima kit which is stunning.

Broplan apparently do a Sikorsky S-76 in 72nd, which means HX-1 might be possible but apparently the kit is appallingly bad.

« Last Edit: February 07, 2020, 04:51:38 am by The Wooksta! »
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