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  1. That looks well-proportioned and atmospheric - good job!
  2. Hi Nuuumannn - Yup , did all the things you mentioned. THe ANZAC WWI display was amazing, very emotive, and the Weta Cave visit was an inspiration to all modellers, no matter what media we work in.
  3. New hobby shops are a rarity at the best of times so it was nice to find one in Wellington CBD while I was trapped there by the cyclones last week. It is a bit difficult to find both physically and electronically as the owner has not sorted out phone/internet access yet but it is in Willis Street on the corner with Willeston Street opposite Lambton Quay. You go downstairs to JB HiFi and it is next door. Nice clean shop with loads of tools and paints as well as a good range of kits and a nice display of finished models, and a chap who seemed to know what he is talking about . Also sells R/C stuff. As befits a NZ shop, there was the full range of Tasman canopy sets ( I bought two boxes) and some KiwiResin sets as well. In the middle was a giant pile of Hasegawa kits at reasonable prices - apparently a stash sale ( whatever that is!) I got a SAAB Draken double kit for about 70% new price , I was happy given it is not easy to find these days.
  4. Great to see the images. I spent a couple of years planning and couple of thousand dollars on tickets for my trip to Omaka with my wife. We got to Wellington for a couple of days' holiday and turned up at the airport on Thursday to fly across, booked luggage through, sat in lounge. . . flight cancelled! Waited to get luggage back, stood in queue for an hour. . all flights cancelled and those on Friday and Saturday booked out. . ditto Sunday until 10am. ... Ferry across also cancelled. . Cyclone Cook had come down from Fiji and Cyclone Deb had come across the Tasman and made conditions across the Strait difficult. Oh Bugger!! Short story - spent a pleasant enough extra four days in Wellington - done the place now - will try again in two years, this time coming into Christchurch so that at least I'll be on the right island!!
  5. Following this build with great interest as I have a couple of these in the stash. Great skills shown there Ian.
  6. Great galloping gonads Philip, that is one stunning replica. Well done, and it deserves to be in a museum. Your patience has been rewarded with a beautiful model.
  7. Mr PDH - that's not a stash, thats a hobby shop! Envy!! I normally build exclusively in 72nd but have been tempted by the wonderful WNW kits and have two, the RE8 and late Snipe. RE has been started , and I'm about halfway through - just a wonderful kit but with very tight tolerances as others have mentioned. I would be tempted by more if and when they start on the inter-war silver wing aeroplanes, especially a Fairey III, and all of the Seal/Baffin series and , be still oh beating heart, the Hawkers, single and two-seaters! I will be in my nineties when they make an appearance.
  8. That is a real gem Alex, wonderful detailing and finish.
  9. A lovely build, scribe and paint job - definitely a keeper!!
  10. Now that is just plain silly, but I love it. Great modelling skills and photography and it it terrific to a scratch-builder at work. Well done.
  11. Great looking trio, and it is nice to see some different schemes and versions. Presume they are the FROG kit, based on the angled port rear window? or have i got it wrong?
  12. Yup, me too! an hour of research, now to find the five kits stuffed somewhere in the stash, two Revells, a FROG F1 and two Xtrakit T7s.
  13. Hi all , are any of you going to be at the Omaka Airshow in Blenheim over the Easter weekend. I am going and will, hopefully be there for the three days, It would be good to catch up with some fellow modellers. I leave Oz on this coming Sunday, the 9th April, so contact me through BM and we can arrange a meeting place.
  14. Lovely trio, beautifully finished and don't they look terrific in strong light! Lovely neat work.
  15. My grandson (12) built their Me262 and did a pretty fair job on it although some of the tiny bits made me question its 'beginner' status. I have done the He162 and found it a trouble free build, and have the Mustang, MS406, Dewoitine 502, Mig 15UTI, MC200 Saetta and Wildcat among their easy-build its in the stash - all look good. Their 'proper kit' Lynx helicopters are just lovely in the box and I have three of them. As a relaxing build , I reckon they are great.