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

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A sunny day and so a trip to Halifax beckoned where I picked up a preorder of the Arma Hurricane IIC and Special Hobby Meteor NF12. Well pleased with them

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13 minutes ago, Mr T said:

A sunny day and so a trip to Halifax beckoned where I picked up a preorder of the Arma Hurricane IIC and Special Hobby Meteor NF12. Well pleased with them

I'm sure you'll be happy with the Meteor

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I bought the most recent release of the AN 225 in the new decal scheme (wish I hadn't bought the old one now)

 

Last month have bought a model kit I have been looking out for years for, the Revell Apollo Lunar Spacecraft, that's the kit in 1:48 with the LM CSM LM Adapter and Escape Tower. I think I have paid a bit over the odds for it, but happy to have one, at a price I would not be deterred from building.

 

Need to tame my buying for 2020, last year has been a big year for additions to my stash, some have been great, but there are a fair chunk of purchases I am not so keen on along with a raft of others I decided not to purchase but now very much wish I had

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A new LP by Miles Davis, Kind of Blue.

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28 minutes ago, Mick4350 said:

A new LP by Miles Davis, Kind of Blue.

Great album. 

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A copy of Scale Models Oct 1975 for its DH.9 drawings & conversion article, to go with my recent Ardpol Puma resin motor (Maybe v.slightly undersize?) & the copy of DH.9 from ruin to restoration by Guy Black that I've mentioned before. There is a plan at work here. :)

Steve.

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First deliveries of the new year

 

Quickboost QB48314 Correct Nose for Kinetic (and Italeri) 1/48 F-84F Thunderstreak   (for those not already familiar with the kit in adding the gunbay detail to what are basically the Monogram/Revell parts which have been cleaned up a bit and given recessed paneling the nose intake was rendered as a separate part and made a bit too rounded).

 

Second-hand copy of Squadron Signal Walk Around SS5599 F-84F Thunderstreak  by Ken Neubeck  which it turns out is not the most informative of the series.

 

Couple of 1/48 scale sale items from AnticsAirfix A05132 Boulton Paul Defiant NF.1 and Tiger Hobbies THK4801 Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter –  for a total of  23.99 delivered.

 

As one of several on Britmodeller who had ordered a set of Pixnor Tweezers mine arrived at lunchtime and feel rather nicely solid in my hand and hopefully will get a test drive later this afternoon.

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12 hours ago, Mick4350 said:

A new LP by Miles Davis, Kind of Blue.

A brilliant album, I have heard the track 'All Blues' described as 'aural porn'! First useless fact for the year, on the part live Pentangle album 'Sweet Child' from 1968, there is a track called 'I've Got a Feeling' that uses the basic tune of 'All Blues' with new lyrics. Was always a favourite of mine and didn't know the source for years

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30 minutes ago, Stew Dapple said:

Another victim of the Pixnor tweezer sets epidemic here.

 

Curse you @John Laidlaw! But thanks :D 

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

 

 

Ker-ching! Oh, wait... I'm still not on commission 😁.

 

Seriously, I hope they work well for you. I'm wondering how I managed without them.

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A packet of Stemetil tablets, thanks to benign paroxysmal vertigo*.  I've been dizzy for the last week and ended up getting sent to A&E this afternoon for all sorts of tests, including a CT scan. Also high blood pressure (I've always had slightly low bp before) and a slight arrhythmia, which they want to monitor.

The room isn't spinning quite as badly as before, which is a blessing.

 

*probably.

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The remants of an airfix f-5e starter set, most of the kit is missing (fuselage wings etc) yet the seller was still pricing it like a complete kit and declined my reasonable offer, and in the end I had to accept his over the top offer, as I do need the canopy  so I can finish a build. Least I get a couple of brushes and some decals and bits for the spares box

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13 hours ago, lasermonkey said:

A packet of Stemetil tablets, thanks to benign paroxysmal vertigo*.  I've been dizzy for the last week and ended up getting sent to A&E this afternoon for all sorts of tests, including a CT scan. Also high blood pressure (I've always had slightly low bp before) and a slight arrhythmia, which they want to monitor.

The room isn't spinning quite as badly as before, which is a blessing.

 

*probably.

 

Wife gets that , very uncomfortable and although Stemetil helps it does not get those annoying little crystals back where they belong.

 

Did they try the Epley Maneuver with you , sometimes helps for some sufferers and worth giving it a look if they did not. 

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7 hours ago, Des said:

 

Wife gets that , very uncomfortable and although Stemetil helps it does not get those annoying little crystals back where they belong.

 

Did they try the Epley Maneuver with you , sometimes helps for some sufferers and worth giving it a look if they did not. 

My Mrs had labyrinthitis a few years ago, so knows the Epley manoeuvre well. They tried something similar at A&E which caused the worst dizziness I have ever experienced. I'll probably give it another go tomorrow, as I just couldn't face trying again today.

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A Hasegawa 1/72 F-14A (Atlantic Fleet Squadrons) off eBay.

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16 hours ago, lasermonkey said:

My Mrs had labyrinthitis a few years ago, so knows the Epley manoeuvre well. They tried something similar at A&E which caused the worst dizziness I have ever experienced. I'll probably give it another go tomorrow, as I just couldn't face trying again today.

Hope that it works for you soon.

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On 28/12/2019 at 18:20, HoolioPaulio said:

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.

I was having a hard time deciding between this and a patriot 105. I went for the 105 as it looked more idiot proof with regards to cleaning. Please let us know how you get on!!!

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Another stash resident for my 1940 obsession.

 

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I had a quick peek in the box, and it’s up to the usual Valom quality as far as I can see. 

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I did not know that Fokker made T.V.`s Heather.

 

Simon.

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3 minutes ago, Spookytooth said:

I did not know that Fokker made T.V.`s Heather.

 

Simon.

It was Philips, wasn’t it? :lol:

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4 minutes ago, Heather Kay said:

It was Philips, wasn’t it? :lol:

No Ferguson I believe.

 

Anyhow , arrived today two sets of hairy sticks 0 , 0/3, 0/5 and 10/0 from that great South American River.

 

Simon.

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33 minutes ago, Spookytooth said:

Anyhow , arrived today two sets of hairy sticks 0 , 0/3, 0/5 and 10/0 from that great South American River.

 

First of all, I thought, that's a long way to send for brushes, then I twigged, of course it's Orinoco.com.

 

John.

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Got the itch to see some new scenery so took the car out for a rather random drive about around the nearby counties over the weekend. Ended up pulling into Forest Models, a little hobby store tucked away inside a Hot Tub/Jacuzzi store in Stourport!  

Thinking ' I really dont need any more planes, lets get some scenery stuff' , i got me one of these - 


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Hoping 1/72 and 1/76 dont look too disproportionate. Must admit i was a little disappointed to see there quite a bit of detail missing on the kit itself, and no clear parts! looks like ill be scratch-building some headlights and acetate windows i guess! I also was sold on the half open ammunition carriage, but again, you cant make it like that without some scratch-building! 

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With 2020 being the year I have decided to move into 1:144 scale I decided to purchase a Magnifying headband with up to 3x magnification. As following the lead of others in this thread I also invested in a set of Pixnor tweezers.

 

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9 minutes ago, Paul821 said:

 As following the lead of others in this thread I also invested in a set of Pixnor tweezers.

 

Ive seen quite a few people have these - they look nearly identical to my Vetus tweezers. They came with one of my 3d printers, but have been finding their uses in loads of different ways.  Only today realized their intended purpose and market is Fake Eyelash Extensions after the other half quizzed what on earth i was doing with one of those?!?! lol

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