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What new stuff have you bought/been gifted? Part III

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3 hours ago, Dandie Dinmont said:

Perhaps the all too familiar sight of some vital component disappearing into the gloom of the man-cave will now be a thing of the past.

Well, far less often. But, to be sure, good tools do make a huge difference. Style 7A tweezers are my favorites.

 

Good needle files are similarly modeling-life-changing.

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Santa was good to me this year  🎅

 

Some extras for a build starting soon and a future project from Starling Models.

 

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Best wishes to everyone

 

beefy

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Hello everyone... So i promise this is the last of the Crimbo pressies. I used the $45 my B.I.Law gave me and ordered from sprue brothers. 
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I have a couple of USN/USMC builds coming up that will need some white numbers. Grabbed these for the Tamiya Ki.61 Tony i just got on Monday. Figured I’d give them a try for $4.50, if they stink i can still paint them. HyDoKpi.jpg

Then I grabbed a couple of kits, an Airfix 1/72 Defiant for Procopius’ Battle of Britain build. DXs1sCn.jpg
Time to start researching these. Last but not least was a Hobby-boss easy build Fw.190D9 for the ongoing Pips Priller build. 8YWRblS.jpg

 

Questions, comments, or thoughts ? 

 

Dennis

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9 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Questions, comments, or thoughts ? 

I'd take that Fw back Denis. It's out of focus!:giggle:

 

John.

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17 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

 

On Tuesday I was around the back of a pub waiting for the cellar doors to be opened and noticed a small shelving unit in a skip.

Well imagine my shock when I got back to the warehouse and found it in the back of the van. I must have had a blackout.

Anyway it found itself in the manshed this morning, Fit's nicely.

 

How mysterious. You need to watch these blackouts. Odd things can happen.

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Pixnor precision tweezers duly arrived yesterday, feel very nice and solid, looking forward to using them (I seem to lead an uncomplicated life these days). 

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3 hours ago, Mr T said:

Pixnor precision tweezers duly arrived yesterday, feel very nice and solid, looking forward to using them

Me too and Simon eh?

The reviews said some were duplicated, but I think there are 'very pointy, fine' and 'quite pointy, sturdy' ones - just need to make sure I pick the right one.

If they don't attract CA either I'll be super happy!

 

Also bought a 'Baby Boa Constrictor' to help me open pots of paint. I already had the Mr Hobby set but it doesn't fit Humbrol or other sizes:

 

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Good for an ageing modeller like me :) 

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2 hours ago, Spookytooth said:

I think that @John Laidlaw should be on commission for them.

As is the story of my life, I was late to the party with that idea 😄.

 

They certainly are excellent - I've trying them out on various things wot need tweezering, and they do the job with no fuss. They don't twist (which is what I believe causes other tweezers to eject the things they're holding), and you therefore don't need to use a death-like grip to keep holding the part.

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29 minutes ago, John Laidlaw said:

As is the story of my life, I was late to the party with that idea 😄.

 

They certainly are excellent - I've trying them out on various things wot need tweezering, and they do the job with no fuss. They don't twist (which is what I believe causes other tweezers to eject the things they're holding), and you therefore don't need to use a death-like grip to keep holding the part.

There is also a greater contact surface area which helps too.

 

Simon.

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38 minutes ago, John Laidlaw said:

Yup, and electronics, amongst other things.

I actually bought a set a few years ago for my electronics business, but they soon got "nicked" for modelling. 

 

In in other news, I just bought an Esci 1/72 Harrier GR.3 off eBay for a very reasonable price. I built one of these as a teenager and remember it being a nice kit.

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1 hour ago, Spookytooth said:

death-like grip to keep holding the part

That's a part of the problem, too. Firm enough to hold the part, not death-like to propel it into LEO (low Earth orbit). :)

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Along with selling one of my power kites I got enough cash this Christmas to upgrade my airbrush...

 

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Harder & Steenbeck Ultra, got the 2 in 1 with the 0.2 and 0.4mm nozzle/needle.

 

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Also got the 0.2 and 0.4 pinch caps on order from Element Games, as tip dry can be quite bothersome when shooting acrylics, which is all I use...

 

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Super excited to try it out when I get some time, as it only arrived this afternoon.

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On 12/27/2019 at 10:25 PM, Truro Model Builder said:

How mysterious. You need to watch these blackouts. Odd things can happen.

A ticket to see the movie JoJo Rabbit at the cinema tonight.

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18 hours ago, dnl42 said:

Firm enough to hold the part, not death-like to propel it into LEO

For a minute there, I thought we were talking about a 70's group, only dyslexia had got the better of you.

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After my recent Anniversary pressies nothing modelling related this week so I bought my own.

 

Bought two of the Motobuch Verlag book series this week , The F-104 Starfighter and The C-160 Transall both by Gerhard Lang , both in hardback and both completely in German throughout but nonetheless both very heavily illustrated  using many images I have not seen before and with relatively short Google tranlateable captions.     Printed 2013/14 the later and similar paperback titles from the same publisher and author dated 2019 are seem to be abridged versions of these originals.     Both cover most if not all users but veer more heavily towards German service especially with the F-104 while the Transall is one of the few references on the subject in any language.

 

Visit to The Works while away visiting family at the end of the week and picked up Haynes Boeing 707 , Concorde and Bomber Command 1939-1945 all of which due to the ongoing sale went through the till for a pound or two less than the usual six or seven pounds each.

 

Also popped into Hobbycraft while away and picked up 1/100 TamiyaA-6A Intruder , Il-28 Beagle , Lightning F.6 and Mirage IIIC on a two for eight pounds end of aisle offer rather than beside the other kits , there were  also some Zvezda 1/100 AFV kits in the same one for five pounds/two for eight pounds offer but checking on-line once I got home the only real saving for either range seems to be any shipping costs involved in buying them elsewhere.

 

 

Bought some more 1/43 Police diecasts for  the collection-

 

Corgi 91640 South Wales Constabulary Ford Transit (Second Generation) MIB.

 

Lledo Collectables Vanguards VAO6605 Cumbria Police Ford Transit Mk.1 (First Generation) , bought two of these this week , one MIB and the other loose but in very good condition.

 

Having been taught to drive from scratch on a three-week in-force driving course my first duty  shift driving including a blue light run was in a similar Mk.1 Transit with what I recall was either a two or a three litre engine and managed without incident although oddly all of my later bumps were in underpowered Ford Escort Pandas.     Just waiting for a USB with Police decal artwork to arrive so that Central Scotland’s ‘Foxtrot 4’ may soon live again.

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For my birthday yesterday, this...

 

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Well Xmas gifts run late.

From the good lady Rose.

 

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0.4 mm to 3.2 mm, should last me a while, hopefully that is.

 

Simon.

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On 12/26/2019 at 6:49 PM, Pete in Lincs said:

On Tuesday I was around the back of a pub waiting for the cellar doors to be opened and noticed a small shelving unit in a skip.

Then the lightning started....

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'-and that constable, is why I have no trousers on.'

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I haven't been given a kit for Christmas or birthday since I was at school! However, that has changed this year with Aileen buying me the HobbyBoss 1/72 German 80cm K(E) Railway Gun 'Dora' (82911):
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In addition to the Dora, my other Christmas presents with a modelling theme are a book on the making of the film "Moon"and an Airfix Spitfire tin of biscuits. I am particularly pleased with the "Moon" book as there are some potential scratch-builds that I would like to try.

 

As if the "Dora" kit isn't enough, it is my birthday today and Aileen bought me the EBBRO 1/20 Lotus Type 49 (1967) (EBB4):
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I think the Lotus will be finished well before the Dora is!

 

Dave

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