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Another order from Sovereign Hobbies for some Colourcoats paints and a bottle of thinners. This is one case where I firmly believe the extra cost of the branded thinners is worth every penny.

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Just received this one more than an year after I ordered. Always out of stock it seems... I'm in love! Should I open the box? Noooo I cannn't. No way! Should I?

 

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Nah better not! It will let the to the dark side... 🤣

 

Cheers

LM

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Oh, and a few decal sheets. Two are Xtradecal (Sky code numbers & yellow prototype markings and US stars’n’bars) plus a sheet of Ventura grey serial numbers and letters. 1/72, fo’ rizzle.

 

Does anyone know of a source of those small US stars & bars which didn’t have the blue surround on the bars? Apart from a long out of production Modeldecal sheet, I’m not aware of any.

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On 11/13/2021 at 5:54 PM, Vince1159 said:

A couple of 1/250 SAA/SAL 747's,stops them going into landfill...

JAL Super Resort Express (Okinawa/Hummingbird)...

Just picked up a Highland Express 747 in 1/250,they're only Wooster and not that brilliant but they're dirt cheap...

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7 hours ago, lasermonkey said:

Another order from Sovereign Hobbies for some Colourcoats paints and a bottle of thinners. This is one case where I firmly believe the extra cost of the branded thinners is worth every penny.

 

I thoroughly agree; their thinners is what makes those paints so good, I reckon.

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At a delivery early this morning in Barnsley market, we were waiting for someone to open the property, so I looked at a market stall full of books.

Two for a fiver, Run by a South African guy (The accent is a giveaway) the stall is down near Greggs. If you're in the area give it a look.

Lots of military books. I could have spent more but we had to go and work!

I got, Keeping Watch. Pip Beck. A WAAf in Bomber Command. She served at Waddington, Bardney and Upper Heyford as a R/T operator.

And, Our War. Christopher Somerville. Memoirs of Commonwealth Servicemen. 

I'm looking forward to reading both. 

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Buffaloes a' roaming....
  
Another one for the (history) collection.
The long-nosed Brewster 339-23 (or 439) were the last ones produced, ordered by the NEIAAF.
The decal sheet allows for several interesting ones..

One aircraft was 'reassigned' to the personal flight of Station Commander USAAF at Essington and is said to have been his 'showboat' - all polished metal, he used it to charm his way into some lady's... house. There. Safe enough :P 
Apparently, that was rather frowned upon and when the good man was... let's say promoted away, the aircraft was shoved into a corner and left to slowly decompose. 


Other options are a Photorecce conversion in RAAF service, several 25 Sqn aircraft, including the 500th Buffalo produced, pieces of which are currently in a Dutch museum.  

 

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The QB engine isn't needed for this one as the kit has a really nice one, so it will end up in a Tamiya 339.
 Other bits are for the Academy P-38F, and a Tamiya Mossie.

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2 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

At a delivery early this morning in Barnsley market, we were waiting for someone to open the property, so I looked at a market stall full of books.

Two for a fiver, Run by a South African guy (The accent is a giveaway) the stall is down near Greggs. If you're in the area give it a look.

Lots of military books. I could have spent more but we had to go and work!

I got, Keeping Watch. Pip Beck. A WAAf in Bomber Command. She served at Waddington, Bardney and Upper Heyford as a R/T operator.

And, Our War. Christopher Somerville. Memoirs of Commonwealth Servicemen. 

I'm looking forward to reading both. 

 

Ah, yes, I know the stall and the guy running it.  It's only there on a Tuesday, when they have the second-hand market.  Don't get into town often on a Tuesday but when I do I always check it out.

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Whilst I was browsing instagram, looking at videos of cats and red pandas (it’s what the internet was invented for), a message popped up with an eBay offer. An Italeri Wellington B.X for fifteen quid. Don’t mind if I do!

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Some Xtracrylix paint and varnish, 60-40 sure I have enough grey paint for my tomcat but experience tells me if I don't stock up I'll run out, also pretty sure I have enough gloss varnish for all builds for the rest of the year but same logic applies, also managed to leave one in the basket I don't need at the expense of one I was going to switch to using on a build.....🙄 

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Two of the new Airfix 1/48th DH Vampires, very nice they are too. The surface detail is very fine, the best I've seen from Airfix to date and as good as anybody else's. Well done Airfix!

 

The parts include the extended starboard intake used on the FB.9 and many FB.5's, it also includes the clipped wingtips used on these later variants so you can build an F.3/FB.5/FB.9 from this kit.

 

I'm really pleased about this because I have a 3rd on the way.

 

 

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On 11/17/2021 at 11:39 AM, alt-92 said:

I am seriously impressed. 

And quite rightly so , what excellent moulding.

 

Never been that taken by the Dauntless myself and closest I have ever got was a Polish released  re-box of what looked like ye olde rather sparse Airfix parts won at a model show Tombola table some years back which was quickly passed on to someone else but this certainly looks like a very impressive kit.

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