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  1. At the moment prices are high. China virus and other factors are pushing up the price, but they will come down again. Talking to a mate at cricket, importing a shipping container use to cost their company about $6000, it's now at about $22,000 due to the current global shortage of containers. I do remember about 15 years ago prices skyrocketed, the Special Hobby Malta Spitfire sticks in my mind. It use to retail out here for $170, but these days can be found for about $40.
  2. Yep make a formal complaint with pictures and ask for compensation. That's just not good enough.
  3. The labelling of the guns at the Old Melbourne Goal is poor. I can't remember the wording exactly but they describe the .36 Caliber Navy Colt pistol Ned Kelly took from one of the police officers he killed as a "Colt Carbine" and the Martini Henry rifle as something else. I was there for work as the company I worked with use to partner with them. I pointed out these things to the woman showing us around, she scoffed at me and my manager told me not to be a smart a.....Oh well.
  4. If you can identify this plz let me know below, thanks.
  5. All Gunze Aqueous; under surface was 317 grey. Top side was H340 light green and H330 plus H304 mixed to an 80/20 ratio.
  6. This is the very nice Fujimi kit in 1/72 built straight from the box. There are no real issues with the kit, it even comes with a nice pilot figure that I used as I was initially going to mount it wheels up, but the gear doors don't fit that well closed, so I decided not do all the extra work to make them fit. Thankfully these kits also come with weapons and drop tanks, so no need to raid the Hasegawa weapons sets to equip her.
  7. Fujimi's 1/72 MiG 21 bis of the Finnish Air Force, done straight out of the box.
  8. Managed to finish her off this morning. Good thing there was the extension! These Fujimi migs are pretty solid kits, although in some boxings (the SMT especially) the accuracy is lacking. I have several more in the stash. Thanks for following along, several more pictures are in the gallery;
  9. Gloss and decals applied. The decals are fairly good, thin enough and sit down nicely when left to dry. They do give you a sheet of generic numbers so you can in theory do any Finnish Bis that you want. I just went with the box option. Just weapons, drop tank, weathering and matt left to do, along with some touch ups here and there.
  10. Doing some NYE modelling since it's about 37C today in Australia and I'm not one to be out partying tonight really. I did the grey undersurface a few days ago, masked up and painted the upper light green, which Isreali light green seemed to work well. Up on her wheels and I painted the brown, a mix of dark green and olive drab, although I think I should have added a bit more dark brown or maybe a drop of black, But it looks ok enough.....also got in some light refreshments tonight. I still have the Atolls, drop tank and jet pipe to paint.
  11. I got kinda busy last week before Christmas doing all those things I'd put off, but I did managed to get in a bit of modelling. Now with the extension I will probably be able to finish this. Things progressed rather well, however the undercarriage gear doors don't fit the wheel wells,, so my idea to do her wheels up would require considerable work, thus I scrapped that idea. I have a pilot in her but that's ok. As you can see she's sitting up with minimal work required on all the joints.
  12. Oh nice I was just coming to ask to be moved to KUTA but now I will finish.
  13. 7/61, complete capitulation on the cards. I don't think it's all T20 to blame, there's still plenty of cricket around and the majority of your test players aren't going to be in T20 squads. Whatever England do though there has to be some changes at the top of the order now.
  14. 5/40 in the second innings of the Boxing Day test, the batting just looks so fragile. Root and Malan should be opening cos they are clearly the two best bats and you can't keep being 2/10 every game. However is there anyone else performing to replace batsman not making runs without pulling them from their T20 Big Bash teams?
  15. I'm kinda on the fence about racers, I'm not sure it counts as having a job more than it does a rich mans toy. Open to being convinced otherwise though.
  16. Just to clarify, the vehicle being built needs a job. So just building someone's privately owned P-51 would be out, but a Buffalo Airways DC-3 would be in as she's still being used in a working role.
  17. Hello fellow Melbourneite. Have you found all the model shops around yet? There's pretty much one in every corner of the city.
  18. Not a bad year although less completed than last and falling one short of my usual 1 per month aim. In no particular order; 1/48 Hasegawa Ki 43-II with Rising Decals. Revell 1/32 Captured French Heinkel 162. Eduard 1/48 L-29 Delfin, Tiger Meet '91. Tamiya 1/72 Focke Wulf 190D-9 with Eaglecals decals. Eduard 1/48 P-39. Revell 1/72 Junkers F-13 with MasterX conversion and decals. I/72 Hobby Boss Zlin trainer. 1/72 Academy T-6 Texan with Blue Rider decals. Revell 1/32 Martlett Mk V with spares box decals. 1/72 Hasegawa B-25 with Blue Rider decals. 1/72 Hasegawa F-4E Phantom
  19. The idea here is to build an aircraft/car/tank/warship that was used in WW2, being pressed into front line service in the post 1945 world. An example would be Isreali P-51D's or Egyptian T-34-85's. It does not need to be the exact version used in WW2, for example a Syrian or British Mk 22 Spitfire would be eligible as much as an Egyptian Mk Vb. Modifications to said vehicles by their new owners is fine too. It also need not be military front line service, it could be aircraft put into search and rescue, firefighting. scientific research or crop dusting eg; TBM Avenger water bombers. If you are interested in joining let me know.
  20. I voted for this as my GB didn't get up, I have multiple special schemes, tiger meet and racers to choose from.
  21. Still plugging away. I painted and glued the front dash on and started gluing the wings and fin together. No clean up yet though, but it will be minimal as the fit is pretty good.
  22. @zebra Yeh I'll find something for this.
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